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by J.D. in Larchmont Manor on Pollena Forsman
J.D. in Larchmont Manor

Pollena’s position as the leading broker of residential real estate in Westchester County is well deserved. Her experience and market knowledge is vast and her advice and guidance throughout the entire marketing and closing process is invaluable.

I retained Pollena as agent for the sale of my property in Larchmont Manor and had an excellent experience. Pollena is extremely professional, highly committed and intensely focused. Her comprehensive knowledge of transactions in the Westchester real estate market combined with her keen sense of market sentiment and trends make Pollena a valuable resource, particularly when seeking to develop a successful marketing strategy under challenging conditions.

Pollena is also extremely personable and a pleasure to work with. I have recommended Pollena to many friends and will continue to do so enthusiastically and without reservation.

by G.N. in Larchmont on Pollena Forsman

I now know why Pollena is ranked as one of the top real estate brokers in Westchester. She was amazing from start to finish during our home search. She was extremely professional, responsive, and knowledgeable throughout all stages of the process. She knew exactly the house we were looking for and even recommended quality attorneys, contractors, and painters to us. I cannot say enough positive things about my experience with Pollena and would highly recommend her for anyone looking in the Westchester area.

by C.M. in Larchmont on Pollena Forsman

My husband and I were first time home buyers and working with Pollena made the whole experience pleasant and as stress free as it could have been. Pollena knew what houses to show us in our price range and never pushed us into anything that wasn't really right for us. We had the sense the whole time that she genuinely cared most about us finding a home we loved and were comfortable buying over making a sale. We really trusted her. As busy as she must have been we always felt we were a priority for her and she was incredibly knowledgeable about the market and the town of Larchmont. We felt very lucky to have found such a great agent and highly recommend using her for your home sale or purchase.

by L.T. in Larchmont on Pollena Forsman

Pollena is a truly outstanding professional. We moved from the Upper West Side to Larchmont when I was 7 months pregant with our first child. As first time homebuyers and soon-to-be first time parents, were were beyond anxious and she handled our many questions with grace, patience and terrific knowledge. And she made the whole experience truly fun. She continues serving as a resource to us for all sorts of real estate, renovation and community questions, and we have since recommended Pollena to three friends who had the same fantastic experience buying their homes through her. We could not recommend her more highly.

by A.M. & K.M. in Larchmont Village on Pollena Forsman

Considering a move from the city to the suburbs felt uncertain, but right from the start we felt at ease working with Pollena. Her knowledge of Larchmont's history and the real estate market was well beyond our expectations. She was patient, honest, and forthright in our search. And when we found our dream home...wow did she made it happen. In those tenuous moments where a deal could go either way, it was an incredible comfort knowing we had her expertise on our side. And we could not be more thrilled to recommend her to friends, colleagues, and anyone looking to buy or rent in Larchmont!

by A.M. Larchmont & Rye on Pollena Forsman

We retained Pollena to purchase our new home in Rye and sell our home in Larchmont. We found her help in both transactions invaluable. Her ability to work with us to best position our home for sale in the competitive Larchmont market and at the same time explore new neighborhoods, understand pricing in Rye and how to best to present our bid proposal allowed us to really see the value her experience brought to each transaction. She remained involved throughout the process providing recommendations on everything from lenders, counsel, appraisers and home inspectors which also really helped advance both transactions. We would welcome the opportunity to work with her again except we are too happy with our new home for us to see that even in the distant future.

by L.M. Larchmont on Pollena Forsman

Pollena was wonderful to work with! We were first-time home buyers and new to the area. From day one, we knew we would be in good hands. Pollena patiently answered questions and was incredibly knowledgable about all of the homes and neighborhoods we visited. She worked with us over the course of nearly a year (and did everything from recommending engineers, inspectors and babysitters to connecting us to new families to distracting our children while we were viewing homes!) and made the experience a lot less stressful than it usually is. We are extremely grateful for her help and highly recommend her!

by R.D. Larchmont Manor on Pollena Forsman

My husband and I initially met Ms. Forsman when we phoned her to inquire regarding a listing she had for 34 Beach Avenue. During the first phone call I explained to Ms. Forsman that we had seen the property on line and though we thought it looked beautiful we believed that the price was high given the market. Without hesitating, Ms. Forsman told us that she would be happy to show the property to us. We met with her the next day in Larchmont. I can honestly say to you that at no time before we arrived in Larchmont did either my husband or myself have any intention of moving. We were taking the drive to begin our investigation into Westchester homes, as we had decided it might be time for our growing family to relocate from Manhattan. Upon meeting Pollena she first took us for a driving tour of Larchmont and parts of Mamaroneck, pointing out the various school locations, the many parks (including the new Astroturf that was installed in several), the Trader Joe’s on Boston Post Road, the swimming pool (upon learning my husband was an avid swimmer), the club locations (upon learning about his interest in golf), and the variety of hockey programs (upon learning our 9 year old son has a desire to someday win the Stanley Cup.) Knowing that we were new and unfamiliar with the housing market in the area, during this tour Pollena took a great deal of time to point out more than 20 houses that had sold over the last 2 or 3 years, with listing data, actual sale data, time on the market and all other relevant details. She then took us to 8 or 9 houses in different locations with different price points so that we could begin to understand the value metrics. By the time we looked at 34 Beach, David and I had already fallen in love with the neighborhood, the waterfront area of Larchmont Manor, and the idea of raising children who could safely walk to school on their own. More importantly, by the time we parted ways with Pollena, David and I both felt that we understood several various “price points” in the neighborhood. When we went home we realized we had become excited about the idea of Westchester as well as by this particular house. We made plans to return to Larchmont and, with Pollena’s assistance, saw every listing in the area that was priced within 50% of the 34 Beach, as well as everything that was for sale in the surrounding area. We were getting excited to move ahead and did not want to wait. I spent more than a week, with Pollena’s tireless assistance, investigating the school, the town and tax situation, and trying to get a handle on the investment that had been made in the property. Ten days later when David and I had completed our own “due diligence”, we told Pollena that we wanted to bid on the house. She had previously explained to us that she represented the seller and she could arrange for us to have our own realtor who would solely represent our interests; or, if we liked, she could as for approval from the seller to represent both parties. By that point we trusted Pollena completely and felt it was unnecessary to find different representation. With the approval of the seller, Pollena acted in the interest of the sale, representing neither the seller nor the buyer. We made our bid on the house on a Saturday night and insisted we have a response on Sunday with inspection to be held on Monday so that I could fly to Asia on Monday night. It was an emotional 24 hours but Pollena handled herself with grace and composure, ultimately bringing everyone together in time to meet our schedule. From thereon in it was very smooth sailing. Pollena is extremely organized and detail oriented. We have purchased five luxury homes and this one was, without question, the most professionally handled. Our lawyer, a luxury real state expert with more than 30 years of experience, told us several times how impressed he was by her knowledge and her professional approach. I don’t think that David and I intend to sell our house or buy a house any time soon, but if we did the only person we would use would be Pollena. Having said that, we of course do and would recommend her to anyone interested in either buying a home or selling a home, David and I know that despite the fact you are dealing with a very expensive item, the treatment you receive and the approach taken by many real estate brokers is not up to the task. We both endorse Pollena Forsman without qualification and with great enthusiasm.

by B.L. Larchmont Manor on Pollena Forsman

Working with Pollena Forsman to sell our home was an absolute pleasure. Pollena took on a uniquely challenging project for the sale of our customized, recently built home in the Larchmont Manor. When we hired Pollena early in 2011, it was evident to us that her top priority was to meet our needs and work in our best interest according to our timeframe regardless of market pressures. Pollena keeps in mind the very personal element of selling a home. She has such a crucial expertise when it comes to real estate in the Larchmont community. Pollena could easily “switch gears” depending on what the market would bring and also think on her feet to capture all possibilities at hand. We were deciding between selling and renting our home and knew it would be a process to ultimately find the right fit. Pollena listened to our continuously changing needs and was flexible with her strategies based on where we were in the process. She calmly endured the dynamic process regardless of how much extra work this required on her end. In addition, the majority of this project and final transaction was completed while we were living abroad due to a recent family relocation. Thus, we trusted Pollena to work closely with our house management team on our behalf for the preparation of our home for showing, renting and, consequently, handing the keys to the new owners without even having us back in the country full time. Pollena seamlessly partnered with us, clearly rising above and beyond the usual responsibilities or expectations of an agent. Even with our “plus 5 hours” time difference, she was always readily available by phone or email. I highly recommend Pollena Forsman to anyone selling or renting a home, especially in the more exclusive home market.

by G.M. & J.M Larchmont Manor on Pollena Forsman

Pollena was a pleasure to work with…but not simply because of her pleasant personality. She grounded our pricing strategy in an aggressive but realistic assessment of Larchmont home values at a key point in the real estate cycle. She saw positives when other potential listing brokers focused on potential negatives. She did her homework and helped us to demonstrate that third-floor living space was original to our house, an important selling point to prospective families. And she worked with us every step of the way, including providing a recommendation for a great stager.

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