Testimonials

Jeremy P.

Rayna is the real MVP! I was a first-time homebuyer, and in this crazy market, with very specific needs, I wanted to move slowly, and be cautious. (I just didn't want to overpay, ya know?) She understood my needs and I never once felt pressured. She is trustworthy. She was always quick to respond to emails and texts, and she allowed me to pepper her with all sorts of random hypothetical questions so that I could understand all of my options; I could not believe her patience with me! When I finally decided on the house I was hoping to get, she gave me great advice about how much to offer and other strategies to make my offer stand out to the seller without simply overpaying for the property. We got it under contract! Woohoo! After the inspection revealed some expensive repairs that would need to be done on the home, I was afraid that I was going to have to walk away. What a bummer - I had…

Rayna is the real MVP! I was a first-time homebuyer, and in this crazy market, with very specific needs, I wanted to move slowly, and be cautious. (I just didn't want to overpay, ya know?) She understood my needs and I never once felt pressured. She is trustworthy. She was always quick to respond to emails and texts, and she allowed me to pepper her with all sorts of random hypothetical questions so that I could understand all of my options; I could not believe her patience with me! When I finally decided on the house I was hoping to get, she gave me great advice about how much to offer and other strategies to make my offer stand out to the seller without simply overpaying for the property. We got it under contract! Woohoo! After the inspection revealed some expensive repairs that would need to be done on the home, I was afraid that I was going to have to walk away. What a bummer - I had already mentally designed my garage man-cave and grilling station! But then Rayna came through! Rayna has a problem-solving mind and was always looking for a win-win throughout the negotiation process. And I'll just be candid - she is way more even-keeled than me! These qualities, coupled with her knowledge and experience in the industry, allowed her to communicate clearly and work on my behalf with the sellers and their agent to come to a deal that was agreeable to both parties and that I felt fantastic about! Rayna listened to my needs every step of the way, allowed me to venture into the home buying process stress-free, and helped me purchase my first home. I am so grateful. I'm not saying that I want to buy another house right now, but if I did, I would 100% work with Rayna. I can't recommend her highly enough. Thank you for everything Rayna!

Michale J.

Can't say enough great things about Nicole Marcum Rife. I was referred to Nicole through a trusted family Realtor® Stephanie Young (who is also awesome), and as Stephanie aptly said, this market "Has Teeth." We found that to be absolutely the case, and we needed a Realtor® who was going to work for us and be aggressive enough to get us in the home we wanted. We were moving to Pennsylvania from California and doing this process entirely remotely, sight-unseen. After searching high and low and constant nights laying in bed with my wife, scrolling through Zillow earmarking homes we'd like, and having put out 6 offers all above asking and offers not getting accepted, we were starting to feel dismayed. Stephanie then introduced us to Nicole, and we could not have been happier to work with her - after two weeks of getting to work, she got us into our DREAM home, not only under asking, but we k…

Can't say enough great things about Nicole Marcum Rife. I was referred to Nicole through a trusted family Realtor® Stephanie Young (who is also awesome), and as Stephanie aptly said, this market "Has Teeth." We found that to be absolutely the case, and we needed a Realtor® who was going to work for us and be aggressive enough to get us in the home we wanted. We were moving to Pennsylvania from California and doing this process entirely remotely, sight-unseen. After searching high and low and constant nights laying in bed with my wife, scrolling through Zillow earmarking homes we'd like, and having put out 6 offers all above asking and offers not getting accepted, we were starting to feel dismayed. Stephanie then introduced us to Nicole, and we could not have been happier to work with her - after two weeks of getting to work, she got us into our DREAM home, not only under asking, but we kept all of our contingencies. Nicole - you're a business tough agent who works in the trenches but engages your clients with a soft touch. Your communication through this entire process was amazing and transparent (which is necessary when we're across the country - as I write this, I've never actually 'met' Nicole in person) and we felt your willingness to create a great experience for us to understand what our needs and wants are and to be insightful enough of the market to proactively introduce us to new insights we would not have otherwise considered, and opportunities that made getting into our forever home a reality. We are embarking on a huge next chapter in our lives, and it's because of you that is being made possible. We're incredibly grateful, and I couldn't recommend you enough.

Mark G.

Rayna was amazing! I was a first-time home buyer and also what you might call a demanding client. My preferences were pretty narrow and I really tried to stick to them. Rayna quickly learned how to work with me and struck a good balance between honoring my stated preferences and making sensible out-of-range suggestions when called for. Her responsiveness is off the charts too. As is common in this market, there were many offers made and all but one rejected. Every one of these offers was handled with care and skill. But when the right one finally hit, Rayna demonstrated Ninja skills! First in finding the property in the first place (it was a bit of a Cinderella for various reasons), and then in negotiating (got me credit and we even came in under asking!), and finally in walking through the paperwork and inevitable jitters for someone like me. Now I'm in a great house and very thankful f…

Rayna was amazing! I was a first-time home buyer and also what you might call a demanding client. My preferences were pretty narrow and I really tried to stick to them. Rayna quickly learned how to work with me and struck a good balance between honoring my stated preferences and making sensible out-of-range suggestions when called for. Her responsiveness is off the charts too. As is common in this market, there were many offers made and all but one rejected. Every one of these offers was handled with care and skill. But when the right one finally hit, Rayna demonstrated Ninja skills! First in finding the property in the first place (it was a bit of a Cinderella for various reasons), and then in negotiating (got me credit and we even came in under asking!), and finally in walking through the paperwork and inevitable jitters for someone like me. Now I'm in a great house and very thankful for Rayna's help in the whole process. She is great, you won't be disappointed!

Brian

Working with Amanda made the process of buying my first home a completely stress-free one. I knew nothing about the Philadelphia area other than the location of my new office, which made the thought of buying a home daunting, however, Amanda helped me narrow my search and walked me through several properties before finding a place I love! Overall, from her deep knowledge and understanding of the market to her quick and timely responsiveness, Amanda’s expertise was invaluable. In sum, I would highly recommend Amanda to anyone in need of a real estate agent! A+

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