“You and I are alike in many respects. We both hold a great appreciation for being the best at what we do while maintaining mutual respect; we both have an appreciation for fine cars, music and homes. Most importantly, have all of these appreciations and ‘desires’ while still holding onto that which made us into the people we are today.
“This house sale process has been an arduous task for me. I generally haven't failed at anything in my life. I've been doubted on many occasions but always found it within myself to rise above and beyond the expectations. In the first couple of months with the house sitting without any offers, I really felt that everything I had done in improving the house was a waste. I felt like I had failed. You, however, always stood behind me and Michele telling us to remain confident. ‘It will all work out’. Sitting here on this first ‘morning after’, I feel really relieved and ready to take on the world. Michele and I owe that to you and your relentless efforts. You truly are a shiny star.
“You know I always tout your name in the marketplace and hope that my regard ends up providing many, many leads down the road for people buying and selling. You will certainly be the one handling all of my real estate ventures!
“Here's to your successes and your being an incredible, honest and patient soul.”
God Bless, Joe
Extremely Fortunate to Have Her
“My husband, Fran, and I are writing this letter of reference for DIANE SARKISIAN with great pleasure. She represented us in the purchase of our present home in Rydal and also helped us sell our old house in Jenkintown. She is the quintessential professional, as well as being an extremely interesting person with a delightful personality.
“We had a few very tense moments in the process of negotiating the purchase of our new home. She had to deal with a highly unprofessional real estate agent and never once lost her professionalism. We were extremely fortunate to have her as our representative.
“In the sale of our home, she gave us excellent advice about showing our house, which we followed to our great good luck. We sold our house within 7 weeks, when other houses that were for sale at that time a year ago are still on the market. We give Diane a lot of credit for the speed with which our house was sold.
“In summary, she is a highly ethical person, the ultimate professional and a delight to know. We like to think of her as a friend. We have, and will continue to do so, recommended her to friends as the best real estate agent they could have in selling or buying a home.”
Eve C. Swiacki
Now That is Performance
“I just wanted to thank you for everything you did to help us sell our home. You are a real estate professional in every sense of the word. Both Suzi and I appreciated how you took the time to get to know our home and worked within the constraints of our schedules. We were both impressed by your thoroughness and how well you communicated with us over the past month.
“As you know, our house was on the market three months with another realty company, and it was not moving toward a sale. Needless to say I was not in the best of spirits when we first met. Your patience and no-nonsense approach to marketing and selling our house reduced my apprehension and inspired confidence in your ability. You informed me you could sell the house within two or three months. In less than one month you sold our house at a reasonable price! Now that is a performance, especially in the flat housing market in our area.
“Diane, both Suzi and I want you to know that when we hear of anyone looking to buy or sell a home, we will be sure to recommend you. RE/MAX Realty is very fortunate to have someone with your talents associated with their firm.
“Again, thank you for all your help and our best wishes for your continued success.”
Christopher E. Bork
Our Admiration and Respect
“2001 was a tumultuous year for most. Any, and or all of us, needed some stability with which we could connect. Be it the events or 9/11, or, in our case, the loss of a job; the move from one location to another; kidney stones; or simply falling off a 20 ft ladder… Fortunately, we found our stability just when we really needed it the most--at a time when the stakes were high and the consequences could have been financially severe. Much to our surprise, that stability came in the form of our REMAX realtor--a first-class lady by the name of Diane Sarkisian! She was the one person in whom we ultimately decided to put all of our faith and trust--to not only sell our home for that proverbial top dollar, but to then also turn around and find us the ‘home of our dreams’ during the same week at (obviously) the lowest possible purchase price!! Oh, and by the way, she was also the person that rapidly earned both our admiration and our respect!
“Reputation said this lady was good--but she had to prove it to us! My wife and I are not the easiest people to please--and, unfortunately, "micro-managing" has always been a way of life for us. But, with finesse, Diane took charge--held open houses; used her in-depth resources to target our home to a very focused market; invited her extensive circle of ‘realty professionals’ in to help ‘publicize’ our lovely home; and even gave us decorating pointers such that our home would show itself off in the most favorable light! …and let us not forget to mention that she would always come by (at least once a week) to give us her ‘everything is going to workout fine…just trust me’ speech! Indeed, Diane adjusted nicely to all of that and never failed to reassure us whenever she sensed we needed it.
Handing over such a responsibility as awesome as the sale of our home to someone else wasn't easy for either one of us…but, Diane Sarkisian minimized that apprehension and made our journey into the unknown as stress-free as possible.
“If you are looking for a hands-on, aggressive, and knowledgeable real estate professional--one that always provides you with a ‘touch-of-class’ at no extra charge, then you certainly could not go wrong by selecting Diane Sarkisian to be your realtor. From personal experience, I can assure you that she will ease your concerns and make your transition from one home to another as pleasant as it could possibly be.”
Richard F. & Maria C. Shroy
Our Heartfelt Thanks
“My husband and I would like to express our heartfelt thanks to you for the superb service you provided us in coordinating the purchase of our new house. Your excellent attention to detail, timely response to all questions, unquestionable professionalism, dedication, willingness to do more than your share of the responsibilities and patience is indeed greatly appreciated.
“These qualities and others you displayed were much needed in this very complicated and stressful transaction. It was clear even from the onset that you were distinctly different from the other realtors, and we are glad we chose you.
“Personally, I feel I even gained a friend in the process. There is no question in our minds that the quality of your service is indeed among the best. Many thanks, Diane!”
Our Sincerest Appreciation
“Lynn and I want to express our sincerest appreciation for your excellent job in selling our home. You sold for the price we needed and within the time constraints necessary to complete the purchase of our new home. This was done at a time when the real estate market was at its worst in many, many years.
It is our absolute belief that the sale of our home was due directly to your marketing techniques and sales acumen. During the time you had our listing, there were eight homes for sale in our neighborhood. Ours was the first to sell; several of those homes are still for sale today, four months after we went to agreement and two months post-settlement.
“Without hesitation I commend your services to any person or family who is thinking of selling their home. Lynn and I thank you for your wonderful work.”
William D. Schroeder, Jr.
Quality of Service
“In today's American Business scene, there is an evolution taking place from a manufacturing economy to a service economy. In the future, the differentiating factor for companies is going to be the tangible and intangible quality of the service they provide. I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank you for the quality of service you provided to Jeanne and me in selling our home.
“As a Sales Manager for a Fortune 50 company, I appreciate the focus you had on ensuring that every step of our transaction was handled as smoothly as possible. I personally attribute your thoroughness and attention to detail as the reason we sold our home in 13 days and the reason we settled in less than 30 minutes. It is your personal commitment to excellence that allowed these things to happen.
“Again, thank you for your performance. Whenever I have the opportunity to recommend a realtor to any of my friends and acquaintances, I will certainly think of you first. I wish you continued success in your career and ask that you call me if I can be of any assistance to you.”
Richard T. Hisey
The Only Agent We Work With
“Linda and I can not thank you enough for the fantastic job you did finding our new home. When Linda found your website and noted the comprehensive detail you provide prospective owners and then our subsequent meeting to discuss the area we where extremely impressed with your knowledge and candor. Dealing with real estate agents for the past 25 years in many transactions it is seldom that you find an agent that truly has their client's interest foremost and the professional experience to back up all the details that arise. I only wish I could have found someone like you 25 years ago, my real estate dealings would have been as effortless as this one. Please feel free to have any of your future clients contact us, it would be our pleasure to discuss why you are the only agent we will work with in future transactions.”
David and Linda Force
I was very impressed by the professional manner in which you handled the recent real estate settlement involving this office. I especially noted that you took a great deal of time in conducting research on the value of the comparables in order to obtain the best price for our client. I know that your past experience as a paralegal has been of particular benefit to you. I will be pleased to recommend you to any of my clients and also to other members of the Bar.”
William B. Eagan, Esquire
In addition to selling the home in only a few weeks, Diane was involved every step of the way. She helped us price it, market it, repair it, negotiate it and transfer it over. It was comforting to know we had someone like that on our side throughout.
We have sold five homes in this area over the last 30 years and found her to be the best real state professional that we worked with.
Elliott and Bobbie Freiberg
July 17, 2014
Once again, thank you for a seamless transaction on selling our home at 307 Ebony Court. We have had the great pleasure of working with you on buying and selling multiple properties since we first met you in 1992 when we came to Philadelphia looking for a home.
We have bought and sold homes in five different states and want you to know that you are the best real estate professional that we have ever worked with. Your level of professionalism, attention to detail, timeliness and diligence in seeing through every aspect of a sale - whether we were the buyer or the seller - was exceptional.
We are delighted to serve as a reference for you and wouldn't hesitate to speak to anyone considering engaging your services as their agent. You are, quite simply, the best!
Rick and Diane Gardner
April 24, 2015
It is with great pleasure that we write to thank you for all the work you have put into selling our home of the last 29 years. From the time of our initial meeting until settlement just yesterday, you have consistently displayed an unparalleled fervor in being sure that our home was presented so as to attain the best possible pricing, marketed in a timely fashion while being cognizant of our personal timeline, and, to our delight, sold before it ever was listed on the market!
You have been enthusiastic and encouraging about the whole project, making us feel as though we were your first priority at all times. Your demeanor has remained both respectful and warm, with a personal touch that is rarely encountered in the real estate market: an artisan of your career!
We have and will continue to recommend you to anyone requiring expert real estate assistance and advice. In short, thank you, thank you, thank you!
Jon and Barb Sternlieb