February 17, 2011

Dear Mary,

You’ve placed my family and I in our last two homes and all I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you. Your continued professionalism, caring attitude and commitment to give 100% from start to finish are so greatly appreciated.

Moving is stressful on a good day, but as a single mom working two jobs, moving into a new home can seem beyond overwhelming. Your continued guidance, warm smile, funny jokes and words of encouragement helped me deal with all of it!

I don’t just consider you my Realtor, I consider you my friend. Thank you.

Marianne & Tom



To whom it may concern,       

I am writing to express my complete satisfaction with Ana Montes as a realtor. Throughout the entire process Ana was very professional, conscientious and motivated. She was able to answer all of my questions, address all of my concerns, and provide me with options and guidance as a first time home buyer. Ana effectively communicated with me through every step and made the process go very smoothly. The service that Ana provided was above and beyond in the area of customer service. Ana is very passionate and strives to do the best for her clients and I would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home.


Diana Valencia



March 10, 2009                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Dear Sir or Madam:

I am pleased to write to you on behalf of Ana Montes.  She is a charming and energetic young lady who played a major role in selling our previously owned townhouse and in attaining our lovely home in Kenilworth, NJ.  Ana came to our home, took pictures of the inside and out, set us up on the internet, and heavily advertised our listing.  The very next week we had potential buyers viewing the house. 

Ana is an intelligent and witty person.  She understands that her role as your real estate agent is to support your goals.  She will work with you and she will do her best to persuade others in order for you to reach those goals.  In spite of the poor market at the time that Ana intervened to help sell our townhouse, she was able to attract a highly qualified buyer.  The negotiations with this penny-pincher buyer would have been disastrous if it wasn’t for Ana’s guidance, patience, and skill in communication.  We sold at a handsome price and the closing was in a suitable time for us. 

We were very impressed with Ana at this point, but even more so when we started looking for our next home.  Ana provided us with a significant amount of listings and viewings.  She was consistently available for any questions we had and would even send us some extra information via email and text messages.  (This convenience is wonderful because we work full-time and have twin newborns.)  Ana would communicate with both my husband and me to be sure that everyone was in agreement.  When we met her for appointments she would give us some background on the property/seller that we wouldn’t have otherwise known. 

Ana was the one who urged the attorneys, and the sellers to close sooner rather than later when they dragged their feet.  My family would have been temporarily without a home if it was not for her persistence.  In the end, she helped us meet our goals and we were satisfied with our experience.  Ana Montes is an outstanding real estate agent and I enthusiastically recommend her for your sale or purchase.


Ms. Lisa Araujo

Mathematics Teacher

Science Park High School




August 2, 2008

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter is to confirm my ongoing working relationship with realtor, Victoria Ilgandi. I have worked with Victoria for 3 and ½ years as a Senior Loan Officer handling client financing on her purchase transactions.

I have first hand knowledge of Victoria’s stellar reputation with her client base.  I can attest to the fact that she is extremely serious about her business, answers all incoming calls (or promptly returns messages), and is always responsive to both myself and the clients with which we work.

Several of her clients have expressed to me that they and their families would not use any other realtor, Victoria is easy to work with and they feel comfortable speaking to her about issues relating to their home buying experience. While Victoria has an easy going, unassuming personality, she remains extremely focused on the task at hand, finding her client their ideal home.  She does so with grace and extreme professionalism.

I look forward to a continued relationship with Victoria and am confident that she will be an asset and an invaluable team member wherever she works.


Linda Landmesser

Senior Loan Officer


101 Wood Avenue South

Iselin, NJ 08830





 I just wanted to send you this note to say THANK YOU!! You were extremely patient with us during our house search. We were so unsure of exactly where we wanted to look but you never gave up on us. We started looking in Carteret and ended up finding our right house all the way in Piscataway! We were also on a fixed budget and yet you managed to find us houses in our price range without showing us houses that we would never be able to afford.  I don’t know many other people who would have been as patient with us as you were. You never gave up even though you weren’t familiar with Piscataway. You found us just the right house for our family and for that we thank you. I will recommend anyone I know who is looking to buy a home to you. You are not only a realtor during the home buying process but you are a sincere person after it is all over. I don’t know many other realtors who keep in touch with their clients three years after helping them buy a home! Honesty and sincerity are qualities every realtor should have!!

Thank you again!!

Christine & Marcelo



To: vilgandi@hotmail.com; timothylittle.pc@comcast.net; njmortgage@comcast.net; erin@pinpointNJ.com
> From: stephen.kubow@verizon.net
> Subject: A huge THANK YOU
> Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 09:08:07 -0500
> Dear Vickie, Tim, Tom and Erin,
> On behalf of Johana and myself, we just wanted to say a most
> heartfelt and grateful thank you to all of you. It was a long eleven
> month process that at times we were doubting would ever happen, but
> thanks to your help, encouragement and support, we now have our first
> home. Thank you again! You made a difficult and trying process as
> easy as possible, and you are all the epitome of professionals. We
> truly go to see the best and the worst of the real estate industry in
> this deal, and fortunately we had the best working on our behalf.
> Thank you again.
> Warmest regards,
> Steve and Johana




In August 2007 I purchased my first home with the help and guidance of Clifton Stephens.  From the minute we started working together I knew he had my best interests at heart. He was honest, upfront, and dedicated in both his approach to home buying and meeting my needs. Clifton not only walked me through the entire process of finding and buying a home but he meticulously kept every party involved in the process on point. Clifton takes his job seriously and his clients are his number one priority. In my case he went above and beyond the call of duty many times without the slightest hesitation. I truly believe I would not have the opportunity to own my own home if I did not have Clifton as my Realtor.

Marianne Panarese-Oh





Nov 19, 2007 01:12:57 AM, lslewter@verizon.net wrote:

I recently purchased a home in Irvington with the dedicated assistance of Mr. Stephens. I am a first time home buyer and was ignorant to the process and Cliff answered all of my questions without hesitation... Even the questions that were not related to his expertise. Cliff had an open door policy and made me feel as if I could call on him for any reason. Cliff always presented himself in a professional manner and was very respectful of my needs. He extended himself so that my needs were met and made me feel as if I were family. As a matter of fact, I have been in my new home for a little over a month and Cliff still calls to check on us. I am grateful that I had someone that is so kind and trustworthy to help me through such a exciting yet stressful time. Without Cliff I probably would still be renting:) I would definitely utilize his services again if the need shall ever arise. And, I would highly recommend him as a REALTOR!

Latisha & Anthony





Jan 17, 2008 03:32:27 PM, addis.crooks@nyu.edu wrote:

Below is our testimonial.  Best of luck in your new agency!

“I enthusiastically recommend Clif Stephens’ services to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.  We appreciated his knowledge of the decision making process as well as his honesty when a property was not the right fit for us.  He willingly made himself available to fit our very hectic schedule and promptly responding to all call and e-mail correspondences.  Without Clif’s knowledge and perseverance, we would not have succeeded in finding our first home.”

Addis Crooks Jones


"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson




August 11th, 2009

Jazmine Clausen-Soir was our realtor for the purchase of a co-op in Elizabeth, NJ.  Her enthusiastic response and attention to detail were beneficial to the process and helped to address and expedite challenges and problems as they occurred.  She was very personable yet professional.  While being responsive to us, she anticipated problems and worked to resolve them.  She utilized her contacts and knowledge of the area to enhance our experience of searching for and finding the home of our choice.  She was quick to return calls and always available to go the extra mile.

 We're happy to recommend her and will certainly use her again in the future.

 Philip Bockman and Paul S. Feiler



Dear Laura,

Just wanted to take a minute to thank you for your professional and immeasurable assistance in our search for our first home!  You went above and beyond our expectations with your constant communication, knowledge and never ending patience to answer ALL of our questions!  We appreciate all of your hard work and endless hours you invested in making what could have been a trying experience into a pleasurable one!!  You have our highest recommendation and thanks.

                                                                                 Fabi and Tom