Where do I even begin? My husband and I met Frank mid September 2017 at an open house. We both got a comfortable feeling from our conversation we had with Frank in regards to us buying our first home somewhere within Monmouth County. I thought I knew what I wanted and my husband had his wild ideas of what he wanted from a home. I looked towards townhome living and my husband wanted a home with land. We weren’t exactly on the same page as one another as far as what and where WE wanted to live and came across as scattered and indecisive. In the beginning, we had a few small shore towns we were mostly interested in at that time and within a week and half we were in a contract. We wanted this home. Frank wasn’t crazy about the home but wanted us to be happy and be within our budget. But as it turned out, Frank was right. And that was not the home for us after the home inspection and we walked away from the property due to the many structural issues. Frank stood by us and never pushed us in one direction or another. EVER.
Let’s fast forward a year and a half later of working with us, dealing with my horomones, my husband’s indecisiveness and often wishy-washy thoughts about buying a home and running his own comps, etc, and offer after offer, getting outbid on homes over asking price, my tears, our frustrations, the stress of where will we live once baby comes (we were living in essentially a 1 bedroom townhome), the long hours after work looking at homes, etc. We would call Frank and he would drop everything for us to show us 1 home in town A and then take us to another in town B and back to town A. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years cake and went and offers were put in, but we would be outbid and left feeling defeated and mentally drained. BUT Frank, never gave up on us and kept our spirits high and often mediated between my husband and my very different opinions on towns, home sizes, the work that needed to be done, etc.
When I had trouble envisioning what different homes would look with some paint and some work, Frank always had an idea that made it seem so much easier.
Frank worked MANY very late nights, often taking him away from his wife and children. His wife travels often for work and yet if we called or texted Frank to show us a place- he never said no, and never pushed it off until the next day or weekend.
He worked hard and he worked fast for us. Frank worked holidays and weekend evenings for us. And always with integrity and a smile. And again, he never gave up on us. We had our baby girl in Feb 2018 and we were prepared to continue to keep looking for a home and Frank was still sending listings our way. He saw my husband and I thru the best and worst of times and many, many disappointments and disagreements along the way.
Frank explained to us over and over that we must be on the same page.
Most realtors would have given up on us a long, long time ago. But Frank didn’t. He never did. I couldn’t understand why he was always so good to us when our price point kept dropping and then going up and drop again. As first time home buyers, we were scared and committed to looking just not sure about where we wanted to buy.
A year and a half later, we can honestly call Frank family. I mean afterall, he took us out during my ENTIRE pregnancy, days leading up to giving birth, and within days of having our baby girl. On the drop of a dime, Frank always remained committed to us and what/where we were looking. He always had our best interests at hand. I honestly believe that.
Frank never pushed us in one direction or another. He ALWAYS wanted to make sure we were comfortable and that we were ready. Never misguiding us or making us feel silly for our indecisiveness along the way.
I can’t recommend Frank enough to anyone looking for an honest person in realty. He went above and way beyond for my husband and I helping us find the home we finally decided to purchase in Feb 2019. 1.5 years of dealing with the two of us, now three of us (baby included) and we could not be happier. We closed on a beautiful home and helped make it happen for us. No pushing us to make a decision and gently guided us thru the entire process from A-Z. He never lost faith in us when even I had begun to. And he never walked away when there were times, he most certainly had that right to. For most people, it shouldn’t and wouldn’t take 1.5 years to find a home. But for us, it did bc we didn’t know what we wanted and with Frank’s gracious help and guidance, he was able to finally get Steve and I on the same page and put a great deal together. Frank is patient and has a huge heart. He never left us hanging and always checked in with both of us together and individually via text bc that was easiest most of the time.
Frank’s always timely and thoughtful. I can’t say enough great things about his work ethic and commitment to his clients. He’s trustworthy and honest. We can’t thank him enough for everything.