This past year I engaged the services of Alana Galvin of Suburban Homes and Condos in Rocky Hill to sell my condo in Berlin and search out a smaller condo to downsize but stay in the area of central Connecticut. Previously, about two years ago, she also sold a family property in Newington. She did lots of research to find a new place for me in Cromwell, in a very convenient location. Why did I call on Alana three times? She is friendly and down to earth, is exceedingly savvy in marketing a property, and I always felt that she was truly working for my best interest. Last fall, when I put my condo in Berlin on the market, I had an offer from buyers in Danbury who were selling their home. Their buyer, unfortunately, backed out, but Alana told me that she felt certain that they were the ones who would buy my condo. Sure enough, when they secured a new buyer in the winter, they signed the contract and bought my condo. Alana took care of this while I was in Florida. She is a person whose instincts and advice you can absolutely trust.
From the moment I walked into Alana's office, I knew I was in good hands! She is an ace in her field and I was very impressed by her energy, knowledge, negotiating skills and professionalism. As a first-time home buyer, I had many questions, and she addressed every single one while also getting to know me and what I was looking for. I truly felt she had my best interests at heart throughout the entire process, and ultimately it didn't take very long to find my new home. I would highly recommend her to anyone and look forward to working with her again. Thank you to you and your team, Alana - it's been a pleasure!
The experience working with Alana has been great. I only had a few months to find a place and she found the perfect one in time. She knew what I wanted even when I wasn't too sure. She was very helpful guiding me along the way to buying my first home. She taught me little tips and tricks that really helped out and made the whole experience very smooth. She really knows what shes talking about and will find you what you need without trying to up-sell or waste your time. She was recommended to me and If anyone asks if I know a realtor, I will definitely recommend her.
I have now gone through Alana on multiple properties. Each time she has been more than helpful in making the whole house buying process as easy as possible. I highly recommend her!
About five years ago my husband and I came to Alana Galvin and Suburban Homes and Condos, and she helped us find the perfect home for us, creating a great exerience in the search. Naturally we came back to Alana when the time came this year to sell our home. We gave Alana some steep requestes and she worked with us patiently and pulled off everything we needed. She is efficient and a joy to work with! Thanks for everything Alana!
Alana, she is simply AMAZING! She is an "out of the box" type of realtor. She was recommended to me by a friend-coworker and I am sooo happy she did. She was patient and hopefull that I would find the right house for my son and myself. From the first day she understood my wishes and needs and she did not let me get off of track. She knows the area very well, she is professional, has great negotiation skills and she is fun to work with too. Very genuine personality. 100% recommended.
My experience with Alana Galvin was simply outstanding. My husband and I were looking to purchase our first home in a very limited geographical area. Alana worked with us on a very personal basis and helped us to understand what we really wanted. Alana is knowledgeable and always available. She would always show up on short notice and take us to see potential homes. It was her local area knowledge and networking that enabled us to purchase our new home. We simply could not have done this without her.
I used Suburban Homes and Condos to buy my condo in 1994 and again to sell it in 2018. Both experiences were great! In my latest dealing with Suburban. Alana Galvin priced my condo to sell, which it did within a couple of weeks of going on the market. Whenever I had a question or concern, Alana got back to me very promptly. She went the extra mile in guiding me through the selling process and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
My fiancée and I enlisted Alana’s help with selling our condos and purchasing a new home. At the time, we were recently engaged and looking to sell properties in Manchester and Glastonbury. We were very impressed with Alana’s knowledge of the condo market demonstrated through analysis she provided us and pricing strategy recommendations. Alana was very thorough in her preparation for listing the properties, ensuring both the photos and descriptions of the condos presented key selling features attractive to buyers. Thanks to her help, both properties sold quickly, which allowed us to focus on the purchase of new home. Again, with Alana’s assistance and consultation, we were able to find our dream home! Among her many skills as a real estate agent, Alana is truly an expert at negotiation – her help in this capacity was invaluable to us throughout the selling and buying process. We are truly grateful for Alana’s guidance and highly recommend as a top notch agent!
Alana, is an amazing real estate agent; she made the impossible possible in the recent sale of my condo! She took a negative and turned it into a positive. I will always be grateful for her ingenuity and professionalism!! Alana thank you for always being there for me and answering all my questions.
I was so lucky to have found Alana based on her previous excellent reviews. She has made my first time home buying experience so wonderful. She took time to explain everything to me and had a significant knowledge of the properties in the area we looked at. She knew after a few showings what I would like and not like and showed me my condo that I ended up putting an offer on and just bought! She works with a great team of people as well who helped with every step of the process. Alana is highly recommended by myself especially if you're a first time home buyer!
We were referred to Alana by 2 very close friends. Being first time homebuyers, they went on and on about how easy she makes the process. We went in with the intention to find a house within the next year. She was skeptical in our belief that it would take that long. Needless to say, we bought a house within ONE WEEK of working with her, and closed within 1 month with our dream home. THANK YOU, THANK YOU ALANA. You are truly good at what you do, and we will forever be working with you in any of our real estate dealings. Alana and her TEAM make the process simple and step wise. We highly recommend her team to any of our friends and family, or anyone trying to find a trustworthy agent.
I met with Alana just once and did my best to tell her what I was looking for in a condo. From that point on, everything was done by email or phone, as I was out of state. Alana demonstrated that she was knowledgeable about condos as well as the complexes/areas where they are located. She did her best to get me descriptions, pictures, and even videos of various properties. Before long a contract was signed and the deal was closed. Every step of the way, Alana was receptive to my many questions. SShe was receptive and helpful, and I couldn't have asked for more. Sometimes, one light shines brighter than the others. Alana is one of the brightest. My sincere thanks!
It's impossible to describe Alana without using superlatives. Her amazing energy and enthusiasm immediately impressed us. Alana's high level confidence is based upon a phenomenal grasp of the entire field of real estate. Every time we had a question, Alana already had considered it from five different angles and was ready with the perfect approach for our situation. We faced a slow market and needed a buyer happy with our location on a street corner. Alana's astute assessment of every turn and twist in the process--evaluating Hubbard offers, for example--turned what could have been long, slow, anxious months into a fascinating experience. She is a dedicated, hard working professional whose passion brings extraordinary results, and she is completely committed to her sellers (and bu yers.) That includes recommending and coordinating with the very best mortgage lenders, appraisers, home inspectors, attorneys, and home upgrade and repair specialists. If there is any confusion or slowdown in the process, Alana jumps right in and works quickly, calmly and with respect for all parties to resolution. Alana's ideas for marketing our home saved us thousands of dollars and ultimately benefited our buyers as well. She is a wonderful, exciting, fun person to work with, and we highly, highly recommend her to anyone.
Alana is an angel. During the very difficult time of selling my sister's house, Alana literally held my family's hands throughout the sales process. Along with being so professional and knowledgeable, Alana was very compassionate and understanding. She was 'spot-on' to what we needed to do to get the house ready for sale proven by a stressless process straight through the closing date. Thank you Alana so much for your guidance, support, and understanding. Our family was very fortunate to have you as our realtor!
"Alana was awesome to work with! I just purchased my first home and everyone was saying how stressful it is, but I truly did not feel that way working with Alana. She knows the market and area like the back of her hand. She was knowledgeable, reliable, responsive, trustworthy and very hard working. I believe my experience as a first time buyer would have been much different if I hadn't worked with Alana. Alana made this huge life event fun and stress free for me. She really knows what she's doing and will work hard for you. I highly recommend her."
All of the testimonials came to life the minute we met Alana! She is a very personable, hard-working and talented professional. Her knowledge in real estate is second to none. We actually felt disappointed once we sold our condo and found our perfect home because the process was over. She was that much fun to work with! :) By the way... we might have some kitchen questions for you. We are in the process of redoing the entire thing... floors, cabinets, everything. Once we have our ideas, we might need to run them by you. :) Thanks again for everything!! You're the best!
As a first time home buyer I was pretty clueless when it came to the process. Alana was referred to us by several of my close friends who had worked with her. The most satisfying part to me was the ... initial meeting. We setup a time in her office and we stayed for over an hour looking at homes and talking about what we were interested in. She made us feel very comfortable and we knew right after that meeting that we were in good hands. Alana was ahead of the game in every aspect, she called me frequently throughout the whole process and was available whenever I needed her. She took care of everything and I mean everything! I never would have imagined that it would go so smoothly but it did. If you are looking for a Realtor look no further. I can't thank you enough for helping us purchase our dream home.
We were in the process of trying to sell our home and it had been on the market for six months with a reputable well known real estate firm. As advised by the other agent, we had come down on the price consistently, but still didn’t even get an offer. When we met Alana Galvin, with Suburban Homes and Condos, LTD she was very straight forward with us. She explained that in her opinion, our house was still priced too high. Alana then took the time to show us other properties, similar to ours, and what her suggested price would be. Well, within three days we had an offer on our home and within about 6 weeks, she had arranged the inspection, the banking process completed and the closing took place. I would definitely refer my family and friends to Alana. She has very high energy, a warm personality, yet can be straight forward in a professional manner. Alana takes all the time required with any questions or concerns you may have and will go the extra mile. If you are discouraged and frustrated with the market and trying to sell your home, please take my advice and let Alana work her magic. Alana will provide you with suggestions, advice and you will get the best possible service in attempting to get your house sold!!!
"As first time home buyers, we were so happy to have Alana as our realtor. Alana made us feel comfortable and confident, her energy and knowledge of the market made our experience a pleasant one. Her intuition is incredible, she knew which homes we would like and which ones we shouldn't even bother looking at! Thank you, Alana, for being able to negotiate the best home at the best price possible for us."
"As a first time home buyer, I could not be more grateful for Alana. She stood by us, through every step of the home buying process and made sure we were comfortable with the details. Her poise and expertise are unmatched. She, not only, helped us find our first home, but she worked tirelessly to make sure all of our needs were met before we purchased it. I would highly recommend Alana. Further, I would say that one would be foolish not to work with her. She is the best!"
"Alana Galvin is a true gem in her field. I recently sold my condo after retiring to another state. Alana was completely devoted to my situation from day one. We had many obstacles along the way but she never let me get discouraged and always thought outside the box. I trusted her because it was obvious to me that she knows what she is doing. She is a professional through and through. She is extremely knowledgeable about real estate and is a true joy to work with. Alana has a wonderful personality and a tireless work ethic. I would recommend her to anyone who is either buying or selling a home. You could never go wrong with Alana. I'm so thrilled that I chose her to represent me."
Alana has helped us with each and every move we've made. She is always there to help us sort out the details of each move and makes sure our questions are answered and that things go as smoothly as possible. When we needed help coordinating our latest move, which was rather complicated there was no question in my mind who I would call. Alana treats you like a friend throughout the whole process.
Alana is awesome!! I needed to sell my condo as I just retired and was moving out of state. Alana guided me and made sure I understood everything that was taking place. Alana is a hard worker, professional and very dedicated to get the job done. If you need to sell or buy, call Alana Galvin from Suburban Homes and Condos as she is the best and will get the job done for you! Thank you Alana for everything you did to sell my condo-You are the BEST!!
We were referred to Alana with Suburban Homes and Condos by a mutual colleague who claimed that she was "top notch". Our experience working with her exceeded our expectations. Having been extremely disappointed with our home buying experience with a previous agent, we contacted Alana. With a closing date only 8 weeks out on our current home along with our 3 kids and a dog we were desperately searching for a home. After only one meeting with Alana she had the answer to questions our previous realtor never bothered to ask, so she was able to expertly navigate us through all of the available home options for us. She hit the ground running and made appointments for us to see all of the houses we wanted to see. However, finding a four bedroom house with more than two acres of land became the impossible feat with what was currently available on the market in our town. We became so desperate that we asked Alana to show us homes in surrounding towns. It seemed as if every house we saw was an even bigger disappointment than the last. However, throughout this process, Alana remained a positive and seemingly non-stop source of energy. From her insightful questions to observing us through walk-throughs, Alana offered us a nugget of advice and that was to be patient and to continue looking for a home in the town and community that we loved so much because she could see that even the thought of relocating our family out of town was causing us more stress and unhappiness. She knew that the perfect house for us would become available and she was right. She was also always two steps ahead of us, sensing our needs before we were even aware of them. She put her intuition to work and began thinking completely outside of the box. She relentlessly scoured the market for homes for us, and even searched expired listings in hopes that the owners would be putting it back on the market for spring. It was through her tireless work ethic, ingenuity, and utmost professionalism that Alana not only found us our dream house in the town we loved so much, but she was able to secure a double closing for us so that our family could transition into our new home seamlessly. Alana and her team of "top notch" professionals took our seemingly hopeless situation and transformed it into a dream come true home buying experience. We wholeheartedly recommend Alana and Suburban Homes and Condos to anyone who will listen! Thank you, Alana!!
There is no one better than Alana! I have had the privilege of working with Alana three separate times now and I would never be willing to use another Realtor. My most recent sale was due to a life change that forced me to unexpectedly sell in a slow market. Throughout the entire process Alana helped me through many frustrating and sometimes emotional struggles and in the end I came away very happy. I never doubted Alana for a second. She is always two steps ahead and helped me make informed decisions along the way that would benefit me. Alana never provides you will a "canned" procedure of how to sell or buy a home. She gets to know you and what your needs and wants are and then works tirelessly to keep you informed and knowledgeable of all that is going on. Alana is not just a great Realtor, but a wonderful person to know.
My girlfriend Rebecca and I worked with Alana for about a month to find the right home. She was great to work with and really knew what we were looking for. She was early to every appointment we had with a schedule and answered any questions that we had quickly. She was a joy to work with a and everything went very smoothly. We would recommend her and this office to anyone.
Alana Galvin is a consummate professional. During our buying process, we saw first-hand the difference between a pro and a pretender. Alana differentiated herself as a professional and helped us overcome obstacles created by the pretender through the flawless execution of her strategy. Without her and the team of experts she brings to the table, my family would not have been able to pull off the purchase of our gorgeous home. Do yourself a favor, work with Alana at Suburban Homes and Condos, and you will not regret it. You may even find your realtor for life.
I simply can’t say enough about how fantastic Alana is. If you’re looking for these things in a Realtor, HIRE ALANA: · Amazing knowledge of the market · Fantastic communication throughout the process including clear, in depth, proactive explanations of anything and everything regarding your transaction · Willingness to fight for her client · Strategy! · Excellent recommendations for mortgages, lawyers, etc. Alana quickly found the right house for me and made a deal with the right buyer for my condo. She gave me solid, fact-based advice throughout and we managed to close on both deals on the same day within a month of the agreement. This is almost unheard of in the industry. Kudos to Alana and to the professionals she recommended.
Alana you are awesome. Your intuition and insight is a great asset to anyone who works with you. Taunya and I sincerely appreciate your talent and thank you for helping us find a new home that we love already.
Buying our first home was an amazing experience, and it's all thanks to Alana! She knew exactly what we wer looking for in a home and within a short month and our busy schedules she was able to find us our perfect home. Being first time home buyers we weren's sure what to expect, but Alana made us feel comfortable and confident with all of our decisions. I can honestly say that the whole experience went very smoothly and I would recommend Alana to any first time home buyer! Thanks again Alana.
I recently made a decision to sell my condo and relocate in a retirement community. Alana Galvin had initially sold me my condo which I enjoyed for 13 years. She guided me all the way in an understanding and professional manner. Thus when I finally made the decision to sell I contacted alana. Words cannot express how wonderful she treated me. Knowing it was a hard move she treated me with complete caring and understanding. She kept me aware of every move she was making with realtors and fortunately Alana was able to sell my condo in almost less than a few months knowing I had obtained an apartment in the retirement community. Without Alana at my side I believe this sale may have been difficult but her skills and communication were so professional and her personality so calming it made this move an enjoyable one. I truly believe Alana puts her heart and soul in her sales and her clients. I would highly recommend Alana to anyone wishing to sell as she is a very energetic and a committed realtor to her clients. Thank you for your time, hard work and understanding. By far you are the best realtor I have encountered.
If you want an outstanding real estate agent - Alana Galvin is it. I have used Alana for four real estate transactions throughout the years and all of them went without a hitch. Alana's response time is immediate and she is a pleasure to work with. These qualities are invaluable when you have a chaotic schedule and are going through the stress of moving. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Alana, We appreciate your professional assistance during our real estate experience. You have always been there to assist us with any situation which may have occurred, with patience and rationale. You have gone far and beyond and we thank you so much. Continuous blessings to you and you family.
Alana helped us sell our condominium in a very difficult market. She was thoughtful and attentive throughout the process, taking the time to address our individual needs and concerns as sellers. Alana was always very timely in her responses, and kept us updated whenever there was a showing or any interest in our unit. She was diligent in marketing our unit and never eased up until a sale was finalized. Alana knew the local market and was able to help us price our unit appropriately and at a level that would be fair to potential buyers. We would highly recommend Alana to anyone seeking to sell or buy a home.
Alana was amazing to work with and we highly recommend her! She helped us sell our condo and then purchase our current home. She is very knowledgeable and thorough, she helped us through the entire home buying process. I trust her 100% and knew we were in good hands. She handled all important aspects involved with purchasing a home and made it very easy and worry free on our end. Alana was always very patient taking us around until we found the perfect home. We would definitely use her again!
As a first time buyer i was thrilled to have someone like Alana! She has such a great energy that she made house hunting enjoyable rather then feeling like a chore. She truly cared about my needs and wants and gained my trust within minutes. I will only go through Alana in the future, and I am looking forward to it! I recommend Alana to any first or fifth time buyers- she will make it a great experience!
We cannot say enough positive about Alana Galvin and her outstanding professionalism, honesty and ability to make sellers and buyers trust and feel confident and comfortable. Alana lead us through sales and stressful times with her insight and knowledge of the processes. Alana's dedication, knowledge and experience in the real estate market made very difficult decisions for us much easier as she provided us with all the information and knowledge we needed to know as we sold and bought our homes. We have known and worked with Alana since 2005 and would recommend her to everyone who is going to sell and purchase property. Alana through her business Suburban Homes and Condos will without hesitation guide you in your real-estate sale and/or purchase. Alana is the best and most knowledgeable Real Estate Agent in the realty world to work with!!!!! Thank You Alana for all your help and support!
Alana has been my realtor of choice for 14 years. Her expertise has guided me through the purchase of three homes and sale of two. Look no further if you are seeking an EXPERT in the Hartford market, both on the buying and selling side of real estate. Her experience and tenacity will find you the right home for your lifestyle and budget. When you have dreamy eyes of the home out of your league, she will bring you back to reality. If you are being too short-sided in your search, she will stretch you to being more open. In my experience, she has never steered me wrong. AND she makes the search process fun! Alana's knowledge of the market and pricing strategies have been crucial in my success as a seller. She has always guided me to a fair sale price so that I don't waste a lot of time and end up with the best possible price. Her negotiating skills are strong since SHE KNOWS WHAT SHE'S TALKING ABOUT! In one sale in particular, we had a very tricky situation. If I was working with any other realtor, the sale would have fallen through (which would have also led to the purchase of the new home to also fall through). She did everything she could to ensure that the sale went through, even picking up the pieces that the purchaser's realtor was letting fall through the cracks!! I can't give you a stronger recommendation. I can't wait to work with her again.
If you are looking to buy or sell a home you ABSOLUTLEY need to have Alana as your agent. My wife and I have used her for the purchase and sale of our first condo as well as the purchase and sale of our first home and she made both experiences incredibly easy and fun for us. I cannot say enough good things about her professionalism and knowledge. She truly cares about your goals and needs and makes sure to put those things first every time she is acting on your behalf. Alana will walk you through everything that you may have questions on regarding your purchase or sale and she will take the time to make sure you understand every aspect of what is taking place before moving forward. My wife and I are so thankful that we had Alana represent us and you will be too. There is nobody better than her at getting you what you are looking for as a seller or a buyer. I look forward to using her again when we buy the home we retire in! Thank you so much Alana. You are the best
I can't say enough about Alana. Her ability to combine her expertise in the field with her incredible knowledge is in itself reason enough for me to recommend her. However, what makes her special is how she cares for, and takes care of, those who she works with. She is very respectful of the fact whether you are buying or selling it is a huge life altering event...and one that we'll never go through without her.
Unfortunately, these words won’t articulate how outstanding Alana Galvin of Suburban Homes and Condo’s was throughout my entire condo selling process. Before hiring Alana, I had tried to sell my condo for 2 years with no luck. After meeting and hiring Alana, I had 3 offers in 2 weeks and was able to sell the condo. When I first met Alana, I found her to be extremely knowledgeable about real estate including current conditions regarding my specific condo area. She was very honest, open, had a calm demeanor, and great sense of humor, which was one of the reasons I chose to work with Alana. Ms. Galvin shared her real estate knowledge, walking me through the entire process by explaining in detail, the ups and downs of the market both past and present, delineating each step involved in getting a condo ready for sale, explaining how to determine an appropriate selling price, and discussing situations I may encounter while selling my condo. She unwittingly educated me in the basics of selling real estate which made the process amazingly less stressful than I had experienced in the past. Throughout the entire journey, Alana was right there to take care of any issues that arose, was easy to contact, honest, and wonderful at objectively explaining the options available to me, therefore, allowing me to make decisions I was comfortable with. Now that my journey with Ms. Galvin has ended, because happily, Suburban Homes and Condo’s has sold my condo, I want to take a moment to let others know what an outstanding, remarkably knowledgeable, honest, and hard working individual Ms. Galvin is and how happy I am with the job that Suburban Homes and Condos has done. I will be sharing my experience with others who may be looking to buy or sell a property, because I truly believe this company sets the bar and anyone who wants to buy or sell a property should call Suburban Homes and Condos.
When my husband & I were interested in buying my father suggested we meet with Alana because she helped him find his condo in 2001. When I meet with Alana the 1st time we talked about what we were interested in & I expressed my concerns about qualifying for a mortgage. This was our 1st time buying any real-estate so I wasn’t sure. Alana gave me the name & number to a Home Loan Specialist & suggested I give him a call. I spoke with the Home Loan Specialist & he was so helpful. Within a few months we were able to fix our credit report issues with his guidance & we were able to get preapproved for a mortgage & start looking for our new home. Alana was great we spent a lot of time looking at condos & we were able to get to know her. I am so happy we listen to my father & I called her. I couldn’t imagine going through this experience with anyone else other than Alana. I didn’t realize how emotional this whole process could be. Thanks to Alana we were able to get through it all. We looked at a lot of different places till we found one that felt like home. Then we had some issues with our mortgage at the very end & I am so grateful to Alana, she was right on top of everything when we needed her. With Alana’s help & the help of the great team of people she introduced us to (Home Loan Specialist & Real estate Attorney) Owning our own home has become a reality. We had our closing today & we couldn’t be Happier. Thank you Alana & Suburban Homes and Condos.
We have been working with Alana since 2006, when we purchased our condo, our first home, right before we were married. We were obviously new to the whole process, and Alana's knowledge and honesty of the market were unbelievable. When it was time to sell our condo and begin the house hunt in preparation for a growing family, there was no doubt in our minds that we wanted to work with Alana again. This past spring we sold our condo as well as purchased a house, a dream come true for the both of us! This truly never would have been possible without Alana's guidance, hard work, and diligence. We can't emphasize enough the millions of ways in which Alana went far above and beyond our expectations throughout the entire process, especially with regards to the challenging market. We will continue to refer our family & friends to Alana, as there is truly no one better! Thank you Alana!!!
I found Alana to be extremely knowledgeable in her role, she made the whole process very comfortable. She was always available for questions, always in great spirits, and easy to talk to. Alana explained the process every step of the way. Her no pressure technique made this an adventure I will never forget. She truly made it possible to hav the dream house I have today. I highly recommen her, I could not be where I am today without her.
Thank you Suburban Homes and Condos! Alana Galvin was not only an excellent realtor, staying within our budget and helping us find an awesome property at a great price, but she exhibited great tenacity in helping us with our lender. She pulled out a few miracles and got us to closing on time. Without Alana, I don't know how we would have gotten through the process. I will be recommending Alana and Suburban Homes and Condos to all I know in the market for a home.
Alana was referred to us highly by someone my husband and I know. We are so happy that person gave us her name. She was a pleasure to work with and everything we needed and more to sell our condo. Not only did she sell our condo, she also counseled us, was very helpful, honest, straightforward and professional in a very difficult market. She is one of the best!!! I highly recommend her to anyone, like she was recommended to us. Thank you so much Alana for everything you have done for us! It is much appreciated. We are looking forward to working with you in buying our new home.
When looking for a Realtor to begin the search for my first home, my Mom gave me Alana's name and told me she was the "condo lady". I am very thankful for the referral because she did a great job. She was very prompt in returning phone calls and emails, was always professional, and took the stress out of the whole process. As a first time home buyer, I was very nervous about making such a big purchase but she made me feel very confident when I found a house I loved. From the search to the closing, Alana made everything easy and its clear she loves her profession. Thanks Alana!
We are so happy to have found Alana. She came very highly recommended and not only lived up to our expectations, but exceeded them! She was extremely knowledgable and responded to our questions and needs quickly. Would highly recommend!
My wife and I have used Alana twice since 2009 for two condo sales and one house purchase. She is very knowledgeable and is honest and open with feedback regarding homes. She is easy to work with and always does her homework prior to the purchasing process. She always paints a complete picture when reviewing recent sales data to make sure you as the buyer has the best sense for recent market activity.
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Alana when purchasing our first home. She was very knowledgeable about the condo market in our area and her professionalism and friendly demeanor made the whole home buying process such a pleasant experience. The team of professionals that she recommended us to use for the mortgage, inspection and attorney were also top notch. We highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a new home. We are so glad we chose Alana as our realtor, and can't thank her enough for her help in finding "the one".
I had the pleasure of working with Alana after two failed attempts at connecting on a personal level with the right real estate agent. Alana and I spoke over the phone before meeting in person to discuss what I was looking for in a first time home, she explained to me how she works and what she looks to help her clients accomplish. She is very knowledgeable, hardworking and up front about what to expect while looking for a new home, I never felt at a loss during my time working with her. I am looking forward to continuing our real estate/client relationship in the near future on the purchase of my next home and highly recommend her.
Alana is one of the most outstanding real estate professionals I have worked with. She is extremely knowledgable, thorough and communicates very well throughout a real-estate transaction. Her buyers and sellers listen to what she says, and they experince first hand how much she cares. Alana shows its possible to be both excellent at what you do and nice to people along the way. I hold Alana in high regard.
I could not have found a better realtor to assist me in my quest for the perfect home. Alana continued to impress me with her knowledge and experience in the many facets of real estate-to the "I love this house"..all the way to the closing table. She has a can-do spirit, is extremely responsive and I had confidence in her real estate expertise throughout the process. I believe Alana truly cares for her clients and uses her energy, professionalism and expertise to each person who is lucky enough to find her!
Alana was wonderful and tireless while helping us find the perfect home. We spent a lot of time checking out different areas, different types of places, buying v. renting, etc. Alana was very honest and positive and hard-working, and we found just the right place. We're very happy in our new home and so glad we didn't settle. Thanks for the dedication!
There are not enough words to describe how far above and beyond Alana went for us. I was extremely confident in Alana as she had helped me purchase my first condo in 2004 and then sell my condo in a slow market 8 years later. I knew that Ela and I would be in good hands when we asked Alana to be our agent as we were looking for our first home together. As we started our search, Alana patiently let us make appointments at homes that were just hitting the market. What we didn't realize was that Alana was using this as an opportunity to find out what we were looking for in a home. Finally, Alana said, "Ok, now that I know what you are looking for, let me start selecting the houses." Within a few weeks she found our dream home in a neighborhood and town that was absolutely perfect for us. We would recommend Alana to anyone from First timers to the most experienced homebuyers. Thank you Alana!
I wish I would of had Alana when we first purchased our home. I met her briefly after our purchase and she made such and impression on me that when we decided to sell 15 years later that we contacted her. Trust me she did not disappoint us. We where competing against foreclosures and several homes for sale and I remember her words when she left our home, Do not worry if you do not have any prospects for two months. Well, Alana sold our home in two and a half months. She is a remarkable women with stamina and would put an office of twenty real estate personnel to shame. Not only was Alana all business when it counted, she was my friend anytime I called. Alana, you truly have a special gift and I thank God for everything you did for us. We will miss you.
Alana is the best!! Alana was so helpful with the process of buying our first condo. She was extremely knowledgeable, persistant, and pleasurable to work with. She answers your emails/calls immediately and makes sure no process gets held up. Alana made the process so smooth for us and we appreciate all she has done! I would love to work with Alana again in the future and would highly recommend her to anyone!
Alana was very helpful throughout the entire process of selling my condo. Starting with solid recommendations on how to prepare my condo to make it more saleable, to providing constant communication with the progress of the activity. She is a true professional and I would highly recommend you call her if you are buying or selling any property. Thank you Alana.
Alana is absolutely amazing. As first time buyers on a limited budget she was there for us every step of the way. We had a very tight timeline for our closing and she helped us make sure that we met all of our deadlines. Alana was totally honest and up front with us about every aspect of this process. We will be contacting Alana when we are ready to sell this house and buy our next one. We feel very lucky to have found her.
I recently worked with Alana to sell my condo in a terrible real estate market. From the beginning of the process to the end, Alana demonstrated her knowledge and experience in the real estate market. She was also very professional and easy to work with. With it being a tough real estate market for sellers, I felt Alana was straightforward with me. We priced the condo at a price comparable to recent condo closings, not at an unrealistic price. Potential buyers would knit pick at everything they did not like and Alana would communicate those to me so I could improve the condo. I had to move out of state before my condo was able to sell and Alana was the caretaker of my condo when I was gone and it occurred over the winter. She often checked up on my condo and was there whenever someone had to visit my condo such as when I needed the furnace worked on. After the contract was signed we had some issues on my condo with the heavy snowfall and Alana was very assertive in dealing with the condo's management company to get everything resolved. Once the management company issue was resolved, everything through the closing went very smoothly. I wish someone had recommended Alana to me six years ago when I purchased my condo, but I am glad I was lucky enough use her when I sold it.
Simply put, Alana is the best! We have worked with her twice now, and would never do a Real Estate transaction without her. She recently helped us through a difficult set of transactions, all the while reassuring us and keeping us informed and confident along the way. Alana is knowledgeable, insightful, and responsive. She takes the time to understand your individual needs, and is very caring and thoughful. The bottom line is that Alana is a special person to know. Anyone should jump at the chance to work with her!
I was referred to Alana through a friend when buying my first condo. She made the process so easy and spent the time with me to explain each step thoroughly along the way. Not only was Alana diligent but she helped me find a great mortgage broker and real estate attorney as well. I thought I found the right condo and Alana told me to sleep on it over the weekend. I'm glad I did as I ended up buying in a better market, better location and at a lower price. When I had to sell my condo only a year later, I knew who to call. Alana was able to sell that same condo for more than I paid and that isn't easy in this market. Alana is a true professional and when working with her you would think that you are her only client. I won't go through anyone else EVER and neither should you. Thanks so much Alana.
Alana is wonderful to work with. This is my second experience working with her. The first time was when I purchased my condo in Rocky Hill. I was so impressed with her professionalism, I contacted her again 11 years later when I was ready to sell the same property. I knew she would take care of every little detail and that I would not have to worry about something slipping through the cracks. It took a big weight off my mind knowing Alana was taking care of the sale - especially since I was trying to plan a wedding and organize moving to a new home at the same time. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in buying or selling a home or condo.
Alana is amazing! She found the perfect condo for Misty and I within a few short weeks. She has great instincts and made sure I didn't overbid on a place I loved. If it weren't for Alana I would have been stuck in a condo that I didn't love, because of the misinformation I was getting from other Realtors in the area (Things like FHA wasn't going to apply to condos anymore, you can't over bid, and the places I was looking at with them were fabulous) After Alana helped me fiqure out what style of condo, and what location I was looking for, she was able to help me get my dream home; something that I did not think I would find as a first time buyer. If you want a Realtor that knows her stuff and will do what it takes to fight for you; Alana is the person to trust. She helped me deal with a difficult selling agent and problems with getting everything I needed for my mortgage application. She is persistant and genuinly interested in finding people the perfect home. I love my condo! Alana is amazing!
I cannot even begin to describe what a tremendous pleasure it has been to work with Alana Galvin. Words do not capture what a truly wonderful person and amazing Realtor she is! As a first time buyer searching for a condo, I was very nervous, confused and overwhelmed....until I met Alana. Having worked with various agents before, I quickly learned that Alana was different. She sat down with me and actually listened to my needs, desires, likes and dislikes. She truly cared about me and my search to fnd the perfect new home. Alana was there to walk me through every step of the way. She knew exactly what I wanted, met my needs and exceeded my expectations. When Alana found us the ideal place, my daughters and I were so excited when we placed an offer and it was accepted the same night. We literally jumped up and down with joy. Our dream of the perfect new home had come true and we have Alana to thank for it. Alana Galvin is a professional, courteous, hard working Realtor to whom I would highly recommend any day! Thank you Alana! You are truly the best.
My husband and I hired Alana Galvin to sell our condo and to buy our new home. We found her to be very knowledgeable,personable, and attentive. What we really appreciated most is that she truly had our best interest in mind. We really appreciated her straightforward and honest approach as we were making bids on various places. With her expertise for the current market, we made the right offers and ultimately made the right decision on our new home. We would highly recommend using Suburban Homes and Condos to buy and sell your home.
As a first time buyer I could not have chosen a better person than Alana to work with me on my purchase. From day one it was a relaxed atmosphere that was professional, informative, and engaging. After learning of my housing needs and desires it was off to the races and in a short matter of time I had found what I was looking for. Alana was more prepared than the sellers realtor in my opinion and everything worked out just great. If you are in the market for a new home you can't go wrong with Alana. Thank you again for the great job.
As a first time homebuyer, I had no idea what to expect when I begun the search for my first home. I was literally CLUELESS. By some stroke of luck, I managed to link up with Alana. I can't say enough good things about her. She was so approachable, friendly, and helpful. She was very quick to respond to any questions or concerns that I had, no matter what time of day (I believe her Blackberry may be surgically attached). Alana walked me through every step of the process, making it an easy and pleasant experience, and for someone who is easily overwhelmed like myself, this is no easy task. I am so greatful to her for helping me find the perfect home. I would recommend her to any one of my family or friends.
This is my second ecounter with Alana, my first being a breeze with selling my condo. However, there were many issues with the sale of our last home. Throughout the entire process we found Alana to be very professional,caring,knowledgeable, and at times thought she should have a psychology degree. I would highly recommend Alana to family, friends and acquaintances. I did refer Alana to my parents with regard to the sale of their home, and the purchasing of a condo. I think they want to adopt her. You won't go wrong if you choose to work with Alana!!!
Looking for our first home was a very overwhelming experience...until we met Alana Galvin. Alana was full of energy, knowledgable and committed and she was genuinely interested in finding the perfect home for us. We really appreciate all the hard work and dedication she put into making sure the process was as smooth as possible. Alana also has great resources that helped tremendously with the process. Thank you,Alana. Without your help, we wouldn't be in our dream home!
This is my second time working with Alana. I can't say enough great things about her! The first time was buying a condo. I was going through a very difficult time in my life, and very unsure of alot of things. Alana listened, and worked with me to find just the right condo for me. Recently I wanted to find a house, and of course I went to Alana. She is so professional, listens to what you're looking for, and REALLY cares. She helped me find just what I was looking for. She also worked aggressively to make sure my condo sold. She was there for me every step of the way, calling me with updates, and ANYTIME there was a problem, she was there working to fix it. I felt I could call her with any issue, and she would be right there to help me. When you have Alana for your agent, you have the best!! I'm now in my new home, and loving it! I would highly recommend Alana to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home. Thank you so much again Alana!!
We first knew Alana would be great the minute she walked through our door. She came in with an "all business" attitude that really impressed us both. Being first time home sellers, Alana walked us through every step of the process. No question was too small for her to answer; she was there for us whenever we needed her. Alana's professionalism was something to be admired. She handeled every step of our sale from start to finish. Alana is a go-getter in every sense of the word, and I highly recommend her to anyone who is going to sell or buy a property.
I first worked with Alana a few years ago to buy my first condo. I was completely lost as a first-time buyer! I knew she was busy, but it still felt like I was her only client. She worked with my schedule and walked me through the process and I finally found the perfect place. Naturally, I called Alana this summer when it was time for me to move on to another place. Again, the process felt so easy, because she quided me through the sale. Her hard work, dedication and professionalism paid off. I had an offer in one week! Alana is fabulous, and I'd enthusiastically recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!
This being our first home purchase we were extremely nervous. We were refered to Alana through a friend, and we have already refered others to her. Alana immediately put us at ease about buying a home. She made it into the exciting experience it should be. I will never buy a home from someone else.
There probably isn't anything more we can add to the already glowing comments left already, however, we will say that Alana has changed our impression of real estate agents. We were very cautious when we were choosing an agent this time around after having a frustrating time with our first purchase. Alana came HIGHLY recommended from friends and after meeting with her, we knew that she would be the right person to work with us. I never knew how many other clients she was working with while she was representing us because she always made us feel like her first priority. She would call with constant updates, return my calls immediately and handled every glitch that came along with confidence. Not once did she give us reason to worry (even when things behind the scenes were crazy.) We have no intention to move again, Alana got us our dream home, but we have passed her name along to anyone who asks for a good realtor. She is the reason to be optimistic in the world of real estate. Thanks so much Alana! We'll see you around the neighborhood!
For being a first time home buyer, Alana made the process of purchasing my condo a breeze. Alana took the time to provide guidance to me on what to look for in purchasing a condo and never once looked the other way when I asked a rookie question. The purchase went so smoothly that it was almost hard to believe I was buying a condo! Her knowledge of the area was also impressive. She could answer any question about any condo complex on the spot. Above all, Alana listened to exactly what I was looking for. She never once tried to sell me something out of my price range and it was quite clear from the beginning that finding the perfect home for me was her highest priority. I will definitely be contacting Alana when it comes time to sell my condo and move again!
I can't even begin to say what a huge help it was to have someone so knowledgeable when buying a Condo. Alana knew everything I needed to do, and made the process of buying my first home easy. When we would go look at homes she would know right away if it was a good fit for me or not, and was very thorough on checking things like the roof the plumbing and the list goes on. Any questions I had she would always answered for me even when it was about my mortage. She went above and beyond what I thought a Realtor would do for you. I am so greatfull she made this experience a good one. I will definitely recommend Alana and Suburban Homes and Condos, to any one I know looking to buy a Home or Condo. Alana thanks again.
I first met Alana about 5 years ago-she was the seller's agent for the condo I purchased. So, when the time came for me to then turn around and sell that condo, I remembered Alana. She is a true professional from start to finish-from determining the pricing through the detailed property comparison on other condos in the area, to her diligence in scheduling showings, to keeping up to date with newly-listed properties,evaluating the recent property sales,analyzing the offers I received, and quiding me through the road to the closing. She is a pleasure to work with and I valued her opinion and support throughout the entire sale process. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Stephen and I wanted to say thanks again for all of your hard work and dedication in assisting us in purchasing our first home. Recently, we had our first house warming with our friends and family. Many people asked us "Who was your Realtor?" and we excitedly told them, "Suburban Homes and Condos!!" Alana, your gentle and confident style made us feel relaxed and continually reassured throughout the (at times) stressful process. We smile every time we think about being in your office reviewing the final paperwork, and your Mom, Mary Lou, knocking on the door to say Congratulations" to both of us. We have referred our friends and family to you because there is "no one better than Alana and Mary Lou!!" We are so happy that we chose Suburban Homes and Condos!! Many Thanks.
I am sure you have heard the phrase "leave the driving to us. When you work with Alana of Suburban Homes and Condos you will leave the selling completely to her. She was professional, efficient and took charge from our first encounter with her. Alana was a delight to work with and we have since recommended her services to others!
Buying a house can be a very stressful and complicated process. We have used Alana as our REALTOR for our two home purchases. Honestly, we would not use anyone else. Alana is very knowledgable in her field. She is great at reading a situation and approaching it with grace. She is a strong business woman who we respect. She pays attention to detail and is extremely reliable. We can say this sincerely after working with her nine months with our first purchase and four months with our second purchase. We would highly recommend Alana to anyone.
We are grateful to Alana for a good real-estate experience. Her attention to detail and great communication skills helped tremendously. She was extremely professional and always made us feel like we were a priority. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell their home in the Hartford area.
Buying our first place was quite an experience, nothing of which we have had before. It was both exciting yet very scary. It was also quite a roller coaster ride. We probably would not have seen it through, had it not been for Alana. Alana Galvin, from Suburban Homes and Condos made it all happen.
There may be plenty of great stories out there about how homes are bought and sold, but ours, we will never forget. Never in our wildest dreams did we know what we were in for the day we walked into her office, but we are so glad we did.
I have had the privilege of working with Alana on three occasions. She makes purchasing or selling a home virtually stress free. Alana has always made me feel like I was her first priority no matter how busy she was. I have, and would reccommend her real estate experience and knowledge to anyone looking to change his or her residency. She truly takes something as scary and stressful as making a life long purchase a walk in the park.
As first time home buyers, my wife Joyce Ann and I were able to purchase with confidence thanks to Alana Galvin of Suburban Homes and Condos. Alana's professionalism and ability to take on our interests as her own allowed us to make great decisions throughout the buying process. With Alana on our side, we were able to obtain all of our needs within our first real estate investment and everthing we wanted in our first home.
We were very impressed with Alana Galvin when selling our condo, from our first meeting throughout the entire process. She was extremely knowledgable of the condo complex and details of the condo. Following her advice and recommendations saved us thousands of dollars. Throughout the time that the condo was on the market, she always kept us updated on what was happening. We would definately use Alana again with any Real Estate transaction and highly recommend her.
We as Seniors, were especially fortunate to have chosen Alana of Suburban Homes & Condos as our first and only Realtor. Making the transition from Cape Cod, MA to CT, Alana handled every aspect of buying our first in a very efficient and methodical way. We had no problems whatsoever. Alana is a very dedicated person to her work; she is pleasant, cheerful and caring young lady to work with. Alana is very conscientous about responding to her calls immediately. We thank Alana, sincerely, for helping us make our move to CT and finding us the perfect condo for our needs.
This is my third time in hiring Alana as my Realtor and representative. The reason is because of her integrity, knowledge and honesty she has had while working with me. Her friendly professionalism is what has made me her Client for life.
My sincerest thanks Alana for being so wonderful in selling my condo. You took care of everything and made it seem so effortless. You were always friendly and accessible when I called you and on top of everything. I have referred clients to you in the past and I will continue to do so happily. You are an awesome person and I wish you all the best in the future. Thank you!
We have had significant experience over the years with numerous real estate brokers. Normally, the brokers are simply concerned with generating a commission off the sale of a property. Suburban Homes and Condos,on the contrary, demonstrated a total commitment to us as the buyers. Alana Galvin, our broker, helped us to understand the market and actually directed our attention away from off market acquisitions that would have proven to be not advantageous. She then dedicated all her efforts to locating the specific property that proved to meet all our requirements at precisely the right price. This experience has convinced us that future transactions of this nature will definately be awarded to Suburban Homes and Condos.
Alana,thank you for EVERYTHING you did for me! Without you I never would of been able to get this beautiful condo. You went over and above your call of duty. I am so greatful!! Thank you.
I was totally new to the process of finding and buying a condo and Alana was the perfect guide though the process - from start to finish. Alana supplied personal guidance, individual attention and essential information thorugh this stressful time. She took a painful process and turned it into a pleasure....she earned five stars in my book!
My experience with Suburban Homes and Condos was great! As a first time home-buyer, my condo purchasing process went smoothly. Alana Galvin provided me with her many years of expertise, attention and guidance every step of the way....from showing to closing! I recommend Alana Galvin and Suburban Homes and Condos to anyone who is looking for a pleasant and professional home purchasing experience.
For great customer service, we would highly recommend Alana at Suburban Homes and Condos. Knowing nothing about condos and in the market to buy reasonably, we contacted Alana and she was not only informative but we bought the very second one she showed us. She answered all of our questions and was available to us as if we were her sole customer. We would highly recommend her and the staff at Suburban
Thank God I had a Real Estate Agent like Alana! She knew more about what I wanted than I did. I kept losing focus and she kept me on track. When we found the house that had me written all over it she saw it right away, of course I was hesitant but smart enough to listen to Alana, sit down and make the right decision. I love my house...It's very me. Thanks Alana for everything....Oh yeah, did I mention she sold my condo in 1 Day!
It was a pleasure working with Alana from Suburban Homes and Condos. She is excellent. She is very helpful in assiting you with your Purchase or Sale. For those new home buyers she is the person to contact she will educate you on everything there is to know. I highly recommend them. Try them you wont regret it, I guarantee you!
Thank you for your hard work. You did above and beyond your call of duty to make sure my property sold. You are a professional and know your stuff. I will highly reccomend you to anyone who is looking for a REALTOR. I will never forget you.