Allen Lewis provided exceptional service. I was located over 2000s miles away in Arizona, trying to sell my family home in NJ for my mother. The distance was a factor that frustrated my efforts with arranging to sell a house that had fallen into great disrepair. While I was able to make an occasional trip to NJ, I was not on the ground there enough to effectively sell the house for the best price. Allen made that possible. Allen was able to coordinate with all the various people related to the sale of the property (real estate agents, attorneys, title agency, and contractors). Allen offered expert advice on maximizing the money we received for the house and on minimizing the expenses of getting the house ready for sale. This was especially important for me since there was the question of whether to invest in major improvements in the property or to sell it as-is for a lower price. Allen conducted market research and presented me with several options. This was critical in making the best financial decision. From beginning to end, Allen provided exceptional service and value. I highly recommend Allen, especially for those who are from out of state and who need someone they can trust to work in their best interests.
“We have only good things to say about Allen and his abilities. First, there was the sale of our existing home and the search for the new one. We had a lot of trouble selling our old home. After going through three other realtors in a year’s time, we went with Allen and he and his associate were able to get us a buyer fairly quickly. We must acknowledge that Allen knows the realities of various real estate markets and what it takes to sell a house. Then, he and his associate patiently helped us search for our new home which turned out to be exactly where we wanted it to be geographically. We now have the ideal townhouse for us in a 55 and over community near our daughter.
“It’s taken me a little while to actually start writing this testimonial because I was unsure of how to properly convey the extent of how much Allen did for me and my family throughout the very overwhelming process of buying a home. I should start by saying that I didn’t actually think I would even be able to own a home financially, and I had no clue where to even begin. Thankfully, I had Allen in my corner.
Allen is much more than a Realtor; he’s a financial advisor, a family planner, a mortgage broker and full-service trial guide who confidently leads you on this new expedition into the unknown. Allen takes a consultative approach that walks you through the process, one step at a time, one foot in front of the other, navigating the challenging terrain for you, and pointing out the pitfalls along the way.
Allen has over three decades of experience in the industry, making him uniquely positioned to find creative solutions most Realtors wouldn’t even know were possible. For those of you, like me, who just don’t know where to begin, or whether you could even pull it off, or wonder who you could even trust, then I wholeheartedly recommend Allen Lewis.
It’s hard to summarize all of the little things Allen did that went so far above and beyond expectation. Whether it was helping coordinate contractors for post-closing renovations, making additional trips to the house to take measurements to help us plan our interior decorating, or simultaneously providing financial advisory services to ensure our family was fully protected, Allen was all over it. The worst part of working with Allen was the day we closed; Allen had become like an extension of our family and we were actually sad driving away from the title agency. We should have been celebrating, but we were sad at the thought we might not be seeing him as much now that it was over!
Thank you, Allen, we don’t know what we would have done without you.”
- His professionalism – Despite multiple setbacks in the process of buying a house Allen never gave up, was always on the lookout for us not once did we feel like he had anyone else’s best interest in mind. In our negotiations with multiple parties Allen always gave sage advice. We were challenging clients with unique needs and one wouldn’t fault him if he got a touch restless after a fruitless year-long search. And yet…. Allen always showed up with fresh listings, gave ideas on potential remodeling, took us to countless showings, etc. And with a smile to boot!
- His knowledge – In addition to his notable patience, Allen possesses the decades of experience in this business. For example, Allen gave us some particularly shrewd advice early on in the process of prepping our house for sale. Although it seemed counter-intuitive at the time we followed his advice and walked away with full asking price on our house, and the least complex sales process ever. In addition Allen stayed in touch through the whole process and kept us in the loop every step of the way. With something so nerve-wracking as real-estate transactions knowing that he was just a call or an email away, made us feel much less anxious about the whole thing.
At the end of the day you will not have trouble finding an agent who will find you a house. But you will never find another agent with more professionalism, expertise, or accessibility than Allen. I’ve recommended Allen to countless friends and family and will continue to do so as long as he is in business!” DB & DB
“I want to thank Allen and his staff for a very professional and smooth transaction of my short sale in Somerset County.
I have been in the mortgage business and a licensed Real Estate referral agent for 25 years. Due to family medical bills, the loss of both of my parents, and my home value dropping, I needed to sell my home.
I have known Allen for many years and turned to him at this time for his financial and negotiating skills for this complicated transaction.
His service was exceptional and he went the extra mile to help the buyer and other agent understand the process. Without this extra effort I firmly believe that this transaction would have never come together.
Thanks for all your help and understanding through this difficult time in my life.”
“In February of 2013, my wife and I were introduced to Allen by our daughter, in the wake of finding ourselves drowning in debt and falling off the course of achieving our goal of retiring. Allen quickly set up a meeting with us to go over our debt and come up with a plan. He helped us put our home on the market for a short sale. He helped with all the necessary home inspections and handled all the negotiations with the mortgage company.
He has also helped us find a new home to rent of which we are highly appreciative as it allows us to return to the lifestyle we love, while still working down our debt and getting us back on track to retirement. We are so unbelievably grateful for everything that Allen has done for us, standing by us in our time of need and becoming a highly trusted friend we can always lean on when we need advice.
Thank you, Allen, for everything you have done!”
“My husband and I just wanted to take a few minutes to express our deepest gratitude for all that you have done in making our first time home buying experience the best it could possible be. Everyone on your team (Donna, Kristy) is amazing and we are blessed to have worked with you all. Your professionalism, sense of urgency and care is out of this world! We will recommend Financial Solutions of Central Jersey, Inc. to anyone we know or asks. Again, you have made this very special experience so memorable and wonderful. We thank you and your team from the bottom of our hearts!!! ”
Love Always, F and Y
“I am writing to express my complete satisfaction with Allen Lewis as a real estate agent. Throughout the entire process Allen was professional, conscientious, accountable and motivated. My husband and I always felt as though we were his only client. He helped us thru the process of buying a foreclosed single family property and all the intricacies involved in this type of purchase, including price negotiations with the bank, referrals to local and reputable repair man, inspectors, attorneys, and helped us get the necessary pre-closure inspections and licensing done quickly. Consequently, we closed on the house within 6 weeks from the time we first saw it. Allen is proactive and very responsive returning phone calls and responding to emails quickly and thoroughly. I would be delighted to use his services again in the future and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for top-notch real estate agent and is serious about buying or selling their property. ”
Sincerely, R and J
“I was referred to Allen by a professional appraiser I know to assist me in a complex Real Estate issue. I purchased a property with a partner and did not structure it correctly and allowed exceptions on the title which our attorney should not have allowed. Allen was able to negotiate to get the deed in my name so I could sell the unit and clear my financial issues up. He listed the property to a short term tenant who became the buyer. He negotiated a payoff with the association and judgments from my previous partner with the State of NJ. The recommended attorney and Allen worked very closely to protect my interest and successfully sold the property. ”
“Tom and I wanted to be sure you know how much your skill, knowledge, persistence, time and support has meant to us in this enduring process. We thank you and appreciate every trip you made to Clinton on our behalf. As my 60th draws near…the names faces who have touched my journey are lovingly remembered.”
Love, S & T
“To Allen and Kristy,
I would like to thank you both for listing and processing my home as a short sale this past year. I never expected it to be so complex but you were so on top of the details, dealing with the lender and assisting the buyers. The coaching you gave with the many financial issues with the home, divorce and transition was very helpful to begin again. I look forward to staying in touch.”
“To Allen and Staff,
My family and I want to thank you for all the support you have given to us during this terrible year. Without your help I can only think of the problems I would have been in. Again, thanks to all of you. ” MT and Family
“Thank you so much for all of your help with everything!! These is no way we could have had such a smooth closing without you. We really appreciated your help with budgeting, life insurance, wills, house-buying, inspections, lawyers, mortgage – whew!” CR & RR
“If it weren’t for you, my wife would not be the happiest woman…We thank you for your support, your effort and your love. We are looking forward to many years of enjoyment in our new home. We are also looking forward to many years of continued friendship with you.” Love, A & A
“Dear Allen, Thank you for your hard, hard work, expertise and for all of your going above and beyond help. We appreciate you.” T & M
“Dear Allen, I just wanted to thank you for everything you and your staff did to get our refinance done. We appreciate everything, especially since we were overwhelmed with a family illness at the time and we needed all the guidance we could get. You are a very kind and compassionate person. Thanks for the moral support during our numerous phone calls. It seemed to be exactly what I needed to hear. Also, I wanted to thank you for taking such good care of my mother. If it wasn’t for you, she would not have the long term health care that she now so desperately needs.” J & I
“You have been a big help in achieving my goal of owning my own home and I appreciate the personal concern you have given me.” Love K
“Dear Allen & Staff, My family and I would like to thank you for your efforts for our mortgage and closing. There were a lot of details to take care of on a timely basis. We moved in on the 23rd and had a great X-Mas. Best Widhes for a joyous Holiday.” DA
“Dear Allen, I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation for your assistance in handling our loan application. I would also like to personally thank you for the manner in which you and your staff treated and expedited our paperwork. In today’s business environment it is nice to see that some people still care about their clients. The professional way in which our application was handled is greatly appreciated. I can now understand why your company came highly recommended. I can assure you that if any one should ever ask my advice about mortgage company’s, I will refer you without reservation and feel confident they will be treated as fairly and professionally as I feel I was.” JO
“Dear Allen, Thank you so much for finding a way to make my mortgage work for me. It’s great doing business with you! You’re a wonderful mortgage broker and friend!” TH
“Dear Allen and Staff, Thank you so much for your expertise and advice in obtaining our mortgage. We couldn’t have done it with you you! I will certainly recommend your services.” MR & MR
“Dear Allen, Just a quick note to say once again, thank you for all of your hard work over the past year. You and your staff were always right on top of things, and we appreciate all of your efforts.” MBC & GC
“Dear Allen & Staff, We would like to extend our sincere thanks and deepest gratitude to you for the effort you put forth to help us realize a big part of our dreams and goals. We recognize the tremendous amount of work and preparation needed for us to be approved. Without your guidance and support we would not have been able to reach this point.” DR & BR