Even thought this was done long distance (telephone and E-Mails) everything was done quickly and without any hassle. You are very pleasant to work with. When you wanted something done you explained to me what I needed to do on my end, then you moved on it in Florida. When the buyers wanted to close early, you pushed the title company to get it done. If anyone would ask me for a realtor in Florida I will not hesitate to give them you name. Thanks again
I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the trouble you went through to walk me through all the paperwork for the Short Sale. You made sure that I understood everything any why they needed so much information. You dealt with Bank of America for me, which in itself lowered my stress level by leaps and bounds! You found me a wonderful couple to buy the condo and they offered the Bank a very fair price. Once, the Bank accepted the offer I started to breathe again. The closing was well run and went smoothly. Illustrated Properties and you have made my life so much easier. I will recommend you and Illustrated Properties to anyone I know who either wants to buy a home or sell their property. Thank you again.
Your professionalism and work ethic was exemplary. You impressed the both of us with your knowledge of the business and meticulous follow up to every detail. You made yourself available to quickly answer all phone calls and e-mails and your presence at the closing showed us that you cared. We won't hesitate to recommend you to any of our friends and acquaintances that are looking for a great realtor. Thanks again,
She is an excellent Realtor and a great person and thanks to her my husband and I are looking forward to a better life in Florida. I have been recommending her to all my friends who are ready to retired and to others as well
We have been fortunate to have lived in and enjoyed a number of cities (including both coasts) during the course of our work lives. Both of us, however, agreed that the ideal setting for us would include the ability to continue to experience the high energy and cultural ferment of New York combined with the lower key, more relaxed atmosphere of living in warm weather by the ocean for most of the year. Since we have a small apartment in New York, we began our search this year in Florida. More specifically, we had heard great things about the Delray Beach area and decided to take a closer look. After doing a bit of research on both the market and the realtors in the area, we ultimately contacted Alicia Lammersdorf at Illustrated Properties in Delray Beach to take the next step. Alicia turned out to be the total answer for us in terms of finding exactly what would fit our needs completely. Since we had lived in a number of houses, we could describe just what we wanted for living space and what type of environment we needed to make our plans work. Alicia honed in immediately on a number of candidate properties that would address our needs perfectly. After a few conversations by phone and email, we were able to work incredibly efficiently and within the course of a single weekend, she took us to several candidate properties that were all within the scope of the ideas that we had bounced back and forth in our conversations. Ultimately, we opted for a wonderful three bedroom townhouse with a tremendous view right off the intercoastal in a gated community. The layout inside was exactly what we wanted and the location in a great and secure community will allow us to move easily between our NY apartment and our relaxed, warm and re- energizing Florida home. Alicia was a fantastic resource for us every step of the way and continues to help as our transition moves ahead. Her knowledge of the area, of the properties, of the amenities and of the culture was all invaluable parts of the formula for success in our "new plan". We sincerely appreciated her expertise; her warmth and her help every step of the way.
We worked with her in Delray Beach, FL during the spring and summer of 2012 on the purchase of our 8th house. Description: hugely knowledgeable about the market and the ins and outs of negotiating, inspecting, financing, short sales, foreclosures, and the myriad other details of real estate transactions. A graciously direct guide, she is efficient beyond precision and an astute listener. Extremely honest, she tells you what you need to know, not what you want to hear. She has excellent resources among legal, finance and home inspection professionals. She also manages properties for absent owners. Overlaying all of her expertise is her pleasant and funny personality that enables her to work well with buyers, sellers and other realtors.
I know our situation was almost hopeless – but you stuck in there even when the market was not our friend. We were going through a horrible situation in our personal life and you were our only hope. There were other realtors that we had consulted, but they wanted a quick pay situation. I know with you even through the end, that is was not so much about the money, but taking care of us and selling our home. We appreciate all the red tape that you went through to make this sell take place. My husband and I are very thankful for all your efforts and most of all for selling our home and keeping us updated and finding qualified buyers through your endless connections. We have no problem referring you to anyone who is looking for a very professional and friendly realtor. You are the Best!!! Thank you for your generous attention and help. Our home was SOLD by Alicia Lammersdorf
I truly mean it when I say that you are one of if not the hardest working real estate agent I know. You deserve a lot of credit. Your E-mails on the weekends, holidays, etc. great tips, home ownership advice, updates on trends, etc...is really good. I wish you continued success and will send any referral that I come across your way.
Her passion for life is evident in her success!
But no, not just anyone - THE BEST and most FANTASTIC realtor in town? We moved from overseas from the UK and we were just looking for the magical home when we met Alicia. Diligently Alicia went out of her way to get the know our family, to understand what makes us tick as a family unit AND individually what is important to each member of our family. It was not easy as three people with a lot of voice were pulling into different directions. Alicia showed us many homes, some of them she searched/found, others - we thought - we found ourselves. Usually the self found properties Alicia had already known about, however thought (rightly) that they would not match our needs - and each time she was spot on. She was very intuitive and very clear in her assessment of each house. And then - Alicia showed us THE house. It was slightly over budget but Alicia thought that clever negotiations would overcome this problem. Very hard work and a few properties later, ironing out loads of challenges and obstacles, Alicia made it possible for us to purchase our dream home. We are now settled, feel in 7th heaven and know we made the right choice. Not a day goes past when we think - we are so lucky and happy in our home. Now to Alicia herself: She has the patient of a SAINT, if you have ever met anyone who works hard - Alicia will work harder, she understands the housing market, development of areas and properties, is spot on in her number assessment and negotiation skills, knows anyone and everyone, is able to maneuver around difficult stakeholders (whether sellers, brokers, real estate office personnel, lawyers, title companies, inspectors, mortgage companies and insurance), Alicia really goes the extra miles to get to know her clients in order to truly understand what will and will not work. Alicia has worked and lived in many countries and therefore has insight and comparisons on many cultural levels. Nothing is too much effort or trouble for her and she was always available on a very short notice. Back home we have a saying: Who would you call at 2 am when in trouble? Well, we would call Alicia as we would know that she will always help, no matter what the issue is. Anyone wishing to call me for a further reference? Call me, I would be delight to sing her praises.
She was an angel in disguise. She sold my sister's apartment in the worst of times. It needed all sorts of work before it was ready to be viewed and she hired the people and supervised them, I live in New Jersey and could not visit Florida. Alicia took care of everything dealing with all the minutiae that ordinarily I would have had to do. I can't praise her enough and I hope she continues to be as successful and helpful as she is.
In the time she has represented my friend's properties she has shown herself to be creative, tenacious, cheerful, understanding, patient and a great friend. She is up to date on all the most recent trends in marketing in and out of the internet. She is the consummate Real Estate professional. I would recommend her heartily to all my friends and family.."
She is a hard worker, and she really took the time to understand what I was looking for in a home. She was incredibly patient and kept at it until I found the right home. I am a first time homebuyer, and new to the Florida. Alicia taught me each step patiently. When I had some questions and called her, she always explained to me again and again. When she was really busy, she called me back ASAP. I am happy to have her for my realtor and she will always be the one I will consult when I sell or purchase a home. Thank you Alicia for all of your help and professionalism!
We have worked with many realtors in the past, and have never had any to be organized as you, or as upbeat as you always were. Especially under the pressure of losing a close family member. You also always tried to meet your customers wishes. Thank you again for the great experience, and hope to keep you as a great friend. Thank you again, wishing you great success in in your future.
She assisted us with the leasing of a house in 1 WEEKEND! As a corporate move we needed to get a house in Boca Raton, FL and fast! We could have never done it without her. She was a real pro and has continued to assist us after the sale as well. I have no problem recommending her to you as a person of high integrity and as an expert in her field.”
And believe me, I have been through a number of people I couldn't. But Alicia came along and just the confidence and the results I have gotten from her has been more comforting and forward moving that I could have believed. On top of that, she is very prompt to respond when I email or leave messages. She doesn’t always have the answers but she lets me me she will get the answer. And she does!!! What more can you ask? I am very grateful that she is working with me
As a former client I can testify to her capability, honesty and knowledge. She works hard to satisfy all your real estate requirements.
Well versed on the area and able to provide you with accurate information and set realistic targeted price for you.
I did not know who to trust, and really did not understand the demographics, or the social culture of my destination. Alicia filled in the answers to my query, and to my concerns. She was very prepared for our showings with a plethora of information on the properties that we were seeing (plus alternative options). She also had a great awareness of the geography, social aspects, and cultural make-up of the homes within her business market. She took a personal approach (As she does with all her clients) to understanding my family’s needs, desires and wants; comparing them to the appropriate demographics, and making the transition as seamless as possible. Before meeting Alicia, on her website; many realtors online within the Florida area, sought my business; however; the level of seediness, fast wheeler’s, and dealers that ensued from my online search was prolific. This caused me to hesitate before pursing my goal. Until, I spoke with Alicia, she was a breath of fresh air, and a relief. The rapport, credibility, and trust established from the onset were immediate; yet, it is continued to be substantiated through time. Finding Alicia Lammersdorf with Illustrated Properties online was a complete blessing. Alicia is the only realtor I have ever met who has embraced business morality, and ethical principles completely within her business. Her motivation is to educate, as well as, address the needs of her clients which are a rare commodity in today’s society. Especially, if one considers the financial struggles our economy is facing presently. She places her client’s interest first, and her own interest on the back burner to ensure that her clients needs, and desires are fulfilled. If I were rating a movie, I would give Alicia two thumbs up. Alicia is a diamond in a ruff. She is not only principled, client focused, and ethical. She is also efficient, proficient, and a forward thinker within her industry. She has the unique ability to understand, and connect with her clients’ needs bringing the phrase,” A Client Centered, Personable Approach”, to life, to reality.
As an absentee landlord I am particularly appreciative of her meticulous handling of all the nasty little details of renting and the grace and patience she shows throughout the process.
Te lo agradesco de corazón
Seldom do you find an agent who is honest, extremely conscientious, and driven to succeed while at the same token does not compromise her client's needs to achieve her own. Alicia is excellent at listening to what her clients need and brings her expert knowledge of the South Florida area and market to the client to get results. She is of the highest integrity and enjoyable to search properties with as well. I can honestly say that she is one of the most hardworking and dedicated Real Estate agents I have ever worked with. I recommend Alicia without reservation as your next Realtor in South Florida
She offers her clients a rare combination of integrity, knowledge and flair. I was impressed with her thoroughness and focus from the moment I met her. Then I was awed by her creativity, problem solving and sensitivity. She takes the time to listen carefully to customers in order to gather information. And, unlike some real estate professionals, Alicia treats each client’s needs as unique and strives to achieve their distinct goals. I didn’t feel as if I was one of many. My concerns and worries - no matter how small - were addressed immediately and I was offered solid solutions in a timely manner. It was refreshing. It was comforting. And I know her efforts yielded better results for me and my family. Beyond the purchase or sale of a home, Alicia understands that she is guiding families to take part in what is often the most important business transaction of their lives. Schools, shopping, neighbors, parks - she knows property does not exist in a vacuum. Alicia is always ready to provide sound advice and the benefit of her deep experience in the home sellers’ and home buyers’ markets. I believe she views her role as that of an advocate and a clarifier. I felt better informed and understood the financial impact of the decisions I was making. Alicia is one of a kind … that rare professional who still believes that every client deserves customized service, relentless attention, unimpeachable honesty and enduring respect
Doing this long distance was a challenge, and each time I flew down you made sure that I saw every possible home that fit our criteria. You always accommodated my schedule and it was always such a pleasure to spend time with you. Your upbeat personality, great knowledge of the area and true desire to make your clients happy are tremendous assets .Despite the challenges we ended up with a second home that we will enjoy for years to come. Looking forward to dinner during our next visit and to working with you again to find our next place!
I moved in right after the closing yesterday afternoon and although all I have at the moment is a bed, a coffee press and a toaster, I am smiling because my place is perfect and I am HOME. Alicia’s hard work on my behalf made it all happen. She is professional, knowledgeable and a skillful negotiator. Thank you Alicia, job well done!
She was incredibly patient and kept at it until we found the right home. Her patience also extended to my two young girls who accompanied me on most of the showings! Her contract negotiation skills are wonderful, and she does her homework on the neighborhood comps to make sure the houses are priced correctly. It was really helpful to have the comparison report that she provided before making an offer. On top of all that, she has an eye for aesthetics and had great suggestions on fixing issues that I found with houses. We are forever grateful for help in finding our new home, and I would recommend her services to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate.
The place you enabled us to buy against much adversity in this murky market, was nothing short of miraculous. We not only appreciate you in business, but are also proud to regard you as a dear friend. As we continue to seek additional properties, we know that we are in the best hands imaginable. With love and admiration,
I am very grateful for Alicia Lammersdorf. She is a very professional, kind, assertive and a resourceful individual with a wealth of information. From day one, helping me search for items on my must have list for my first home, she was very present in every step, smoothing out the confusion and easing my nerve when things seemed overwhelming. It is very refreshing to come across someone who has a passion for their profession and very effective in seeing the process through. I cannot begin to thank Alicia enough for the many advice and knowledge shared. The beginning of a lasting relationship, there is no one else I would turn to for my real estate need. A very thankful homeowner
I have known Alicia Lammersdorf for about 15 years and am pleased to have worked with her in the real estate field for the last several years. I am extremely impressed with Alicia's work ethic and tireless work on behalf of her customers. She understands in this very difficult real estate market that a transaction will not occur on its own but rather only through hard work and diligence on her part will a deal finally come together and close. Alicia does not take "no" for an answer...she will work a deal continuously until she can find the person to say "yes" and bring the transaction to a successful conclusion. In addition to her work ethic, I have found Alicia to be highly moral and honest in her business dealings. She works solely in the best interest of her customers, sometimes at the expense of what would be her best interest. Her personal integrity is without peer. Not only is Alicia unique in her professionalism and business acumen, but she also has unique personal qualities which assist her with foreign nationals who seek to make investments in the Florida real estate market. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian. She has lived and has been educated in other countries and is thus familiar with different cultures and nationalities. This enables her to assist customers who may not be familiar with Florida real estate procedures as they may differ from procedures in their home countries. Like all realtors Alicia can assist her customers in the sale or purchase of single family residences and condominiums, but she also has extensive experience in short sale transactions and transaction dealing with distressed properties. I would highly recommend Alicia to anyone seeking honest and reliable representation from a real estate agent with no reservations whatsoever."
Selling my mom's condo, dealing with all the paper work, etc, etc. It all seemed a bit overwhelming, but you calmly and professionally helped us through the process. Your sympathy, knowledge and constant good cheer, saved the day. Thank you again from me and my entire family.
As an Australian citizen, totally unfamiliar with the purchasing process within Florida and the USA, I am indebted to you for your genuine transparency and absolute honesty in guiding me successfully through the key steps (and thus avoiding potential pitfalls) involved in enabling a worthwhile condo purchase. I am so delighted with your ongoing hard work and fantastic help that I will now continue to liaise with you on potential future purchases and; furthermore, I will be utilizing your assistance to manage existing and future properties in respect of rentals. Alicia, you have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and I wish you all the best success into the future. You are a credit to your industry and a truly excellent real Estate agent.
Besides being totally reliable and honest, Alicia has mastered many of the complicated legal aspects of selling foreclosures and short sales that the majority of agents do not understand. In so doing, she streamlines the bureaucratic process inherent in these sales and avoids endless tie-ups of her clients' funds. This is one great real estate professional
! My recommendation is based on a profoundly difficult moment in my life when I had to make the decision to sell my apartment/home I loved. Faced with the downturn in the economy, and taking into consideration the fact that my property was severely undervalued, and recognizing the fact that the bank that held my mortgage failed to work out details for a mortgage reduction, it was wasteful for me to remain in my lovely apartment/home. A friend highly recommended Ms. Lammersdorf. With hesitation I called to meet this beautiful, bi-lingual, sensitive and caring professional. Immediately she was attentive and responded with clarity and offered guidance instantly. She asked me to go to her site and read a SHORT SALE DOCUMENT that explained every detail necessary. But it was not only her precision and her rapid responses, but her warmth, her understanding of my state of my mind, her attentiveness, professionalism and care that thoroughly impressed me. Ms. Lammersdorf was aware how anxious, concerned and nervous I was about selling my apartment/home. It was the first time I was going to sell. She managed each step, always consulting me and informing me every step of the way. If it was necessary, she came to visit and sat with me during tense and anxious times for me. She answered every question responsibly and accurately. She reassured me and informed me that I would be the one to make the decision. She was impressively aware of my situation and professionally well informed of all the steps I had to take. She was cooperative and conscious of every time a buyer would come to see the apartment, and with her extraordinary skills she found the best buyer, and this difficult transaction was completed in less than three months! Alicia Lammersdorf is indeed an expert professional in her field. I am deeply impressed with her skills as a realtor and as a human being. I am blessed that she was my realtor and she will always be the one I will consult when I purchase a home again. I recommend her highly.