I am writing to you regarding Barry Malawer, the agent who recently sold my aunt, Bea Wallenstein's home, at 1626 Wenonah Trail, Mohegan Lake, NY. I have had dealings with Barry for almost two years and want to commend his knowledge of the real estate market and his skill and fortitude in getting the home sold to our satisfaction. This was an estate sale on a somewhat neglected property with no one in the family living in the vicinity.
Barry was always professional and courteous with great advice during the ongoing negotiations regarding marketing, price and concessions. There were many times over the 20 or so months where Barry unquestioningly went above and beyond his role as an agent. On one occasion, upon showing the house to potential buyers, he noticed a leak emanating from the hot water tank and called the company we were using to immediately turn off the unit. On another occasion, when the original deed to the house could not be procured, Barry personally went the Town Of Yorktown and took care of the issue. He also checked on the house if there was a particularly bad storm in the area and reported on its condition.
Since myself and other family remembers were not familiar with handymen and different services in the area, Barry was extremely helpful in recommending plumbers, carpenters and other workers when the need arose. He was always available for questions and because of his knowledge of real estate and take charge manner; my family trusted his advice and expertise.
In closing, I just wanted to say that your office is fortunate to have him as an agent. Barry clearly demonstrated skill and determination surpassing what we would expect in selling a house. You can certainly use my name as a reference if the need should arise.
Susan Rieff 404 Woodbridge Road Rockville Center, New York 11570
September 13, 2012