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Reviews on Zillow

  • Highly likely to recommend
    5/25/2018 - dfrank5254
    Sold a home in 2018 in Orange Lake, Newburgh, NY 12550.
    She worked non stop for 2 years on selling my property during a bad buyers market I would highly recommend her to anyone selling or buying. She went above and beyond her normal duties......
  • Highly likely to recommend
    11/8/2017 - joseph debold
    Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $425K in Salisbury Mills, NY.
    We can't say enough about how patient Lyra was with us in finding the right home. We were in no rush to buy a home and knew we wanted to find the right place. Lyra worked with us for YEARS and she came out to meet us all over Orange county to show us various homes. Once we zoned in on the area we wanted to live, she showed us many more homes but they just didn't feel right. My wife and I felt bad that we were making Lyra come out so much to only be disappointed it was not the right home for us. Lyra told us to be patient and to make sure we found the right home for us. When things were looking bleak for not finding the right home, Lyra showed us different options for land and building a home as well so we had a full understanding of all of our options. Once we saw our home, we knew it was the right location, neighborhood and size for us and we placed an offer in that landed us our dream home. We could not of done this without the extreme patience and knowledge Lyra presented to us and we are very thankful we had her throughout our search. Our growing family is in the right place and we have Lyra to thank!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    11/8/2017 - rrandolph711
    Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $375K in Wallkill, NY.
    I've worked with Lyra on multiple sales and purchases of homes. Her knowledge of the industry and her expertise in her field makes her one of the best realtors in the area. I would highly recommend Lyra and her team to anyone that is looking to sell their home/property.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    8/18/2017 - Ramo24
    Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $550K in Wallkill, NY.
    I had been informally looking for a house on Zillow for two years, and finally I stumbled upon a house in which I was very interested. I didn't actually have a realtor at the time, and so I contacted Lyra, the listing agent. I could tell immediately that even if I didn't end up purchasing the house, I wanted her to represent us. I called her on a Thursday, and she came to our house on that Saturday. I could tell instantly that she is a true professional with genuine expertise. My husband and I without hesitation decided to list our house with Lyra as the listing agent and work with her to try to find our dream home. It just so happens that the next day, we visited the house I saw on Zillow, and we put an offer in on the house. We are currently living our dream because of Lyra.

    She guided us through the entire process: from putting in an offer to negotiating the price of furniture. In fact, I knew she was an amazing person when she spoke to me about purchasing the house -- she really wanted to make sure this was the house we wanted; she wasn't just looking to make a quick buck. She responded immediately to all my texts and emails, and there were many, and she was sincerely happy for us on our closing day. We exchanged hugs, and she presented us with such a personable gift, for she really cares about her clients and who they are. I would never work with another realtor, for she is the real deal: you will find a house and you will sell your house with Lyra's help. In fact, she knew exactly how long it would take to sell our house, and two weeks later we accepted an offer. I couldn't believe it! She is an awesome person who knows the market and the process, and I would enthusiastically recommend her to anyone! Thank you, Lyra!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    2/14/2017 - ivanag42j
    Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $250K in Shawangunk, NY.
    Lyra was highly recommended by a friend and didn't disappoint. she made sound recommendations for presentation and pricing that clearly demonstrated thorough understanding of what buyers are looking for. Our house sold quickly above asking price. We highly recommend Lyra based on her experience and professionalism.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    2/13/2017 - zuser20160129174753193
    Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Newburgh, NY.
    Kyra is an excellent broker. From the time we initially met with her she gave us constructive criticism on de-cluttering, staging and repairs to be made before we listed our home. Once we entered into a listing agreement, Kyra arranged for an excellent photographer to take pictures of our home and a video. Lyra also provided us with comparables to assist in determine a listing price. Lyra listed our property on every real property listing site. Once a buyer was identified, after only a few weeks, Lyra made all the arrangements with the buyers broker. We highly recommend Lyra as your broker. She is very responsive to all of our texts, emails and phone calls. Alisa and Joe, Newburgh, NY
  • Highly likely to recommend
    2/7/2017 - james92572
    Bought a home in 2016 in Marlboro, NY.
    Working with Lyra was an absolute pleasure!!! Very knowledgeable of her job willing to do the best she could for her clients. Always had good advice and support with any decisions i had. I would, and have, HIGHLY recommend her to anyone for their real estate needs !!!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    2/6/2017 - mji62166
    Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $400K in Newburgh, NY.
    Lyra was extremely helpful and professional throughout our house buying and selling experience. She knew our needs and our time frame and got the job done.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    1/24/2017 - jsny380
    Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $350K in Marlboro, NY.
    Difficult deal to close but Lyra stuck in there and we worked it all out, very satisfied, highly recommend her for her steadfastness and ability to get the deal done.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    1/8/2017 - bdecker1124
    Bought a home in 2016.
    Awesome experience with Lyra and highly recommend working with her! This was our first home purchase and she made it easy for us and helped with everything. She helped us to get our dream home and my wife and I love our first house??