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We will be always grateful to Patrick Baratta; he saved us from purchasing a home last year when we fell in love with a property in Ridgewood, it was a bad deal with several problems, a potential money pit. Of course, at that time and being a first-time buyer we did not see those problems, everything looked great to us. Patrick first gently tried to open our eyes explaining the various problems all over the house, and then when he realized that his warnings were not enough he put his foot down and told us not to make an offer for that property. He went against his own interests to save us from a bad deal. Well, as today, that property is still on the market, more than a year and a half later! After having dodged that bullet, we finally found the right property after all this time, and we are now very happy. Patrick has been incredibly supportive and patient during all these months of searching for a home. Patrick was extremely competent and honest, he took the time to explain to us all the steps involved in purchasing a home and what was most important that we would find a home with good bones and resale value. In September, we found our dream home. Cherry on top of the cake. During the final walk through Patrick spotted a defect hidden by personal belongings from the home inspector. Patrick took photos and insisted to our attorney that we receive a credit for the defect at the closing table. $1000 we are still amazed on how Patrick reacted right down to the wire to defend us. We could not believe it! We recommend Patrick to everyone! I strongly believe there is not a better agent out there. Simply amazing, thank you, Patrick Baratta!
Patrick Baratta is more than a real estate agent, he is going to become your best friend and one who will fight for you, make phone calls for you, answer your calls after 10pm at night, let alone drive to your house to prepare an offer at 11pm on a Sunday night. I found myself in a bidding war, very tough situation to live with, and Patrick was there preventing me to overshoot my offer while at the same time making a winning offer. He predicted to the last digit the appraisal number, and after the inspection, he advised me to renegotiate the price. At that very time, I was out of the country for business, he took care of everything for me. I asked him to get a price reduction of $3-$5,000 dollars, not more, as I was afraid to lose the property. I still remember I was in Rome when Pat called me two days later and told me that he got us $10,000 price reduction! Patrick is a great strategist when it comes to beating other offers for hot properties. He mentioned we were under contract and were confident we would not lose the home to the other bidders, knowing the appraisal would be the same all around. It was important to him that we understood our options and were satisfied with everything. I am going to put the $10,000 he saved me down to purchase a new car. I would like to add that all the professionals he recommended, such as the mortgage brokers and home inspectors were exceptional and my attorney made comment as well. I am surprised because usually I am never 100% satisfied with anybody working for me but I must tell you that Patrick excelled my best expectations from start to finish. I am proud and honored to recommend Patrick Baratta, a true real estate professional and now my friend forever.
My husband and I had the privilege of working with Patrick Baratta as our realtor when looking to purchase a home in Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Patrick is very professional and personable. He clearly takes pride in doing a good job. Patrick’s knowledge about real estate is multi-faceted and he is most certainly able to do more than the average agent. He knows his market extremely well; he is diligent, responsive, and yet very patient with his clients. In our particular case as a buyer, there were many rough spots on the road to closing and in every instance, Patrick was a great help. We appreciated his ability to advise us post home inspection, he was there to help and support us in every possible way. We would not hesitate to recommend Patrick Baratta to any person who is looking to buy or sell a home, as well as seeking his service in any of our future real estate transactions. We can't thank you enough for your professionalism, expertise, and hard work in helping us find our home in Elmwood Park. We love our home, the neighborhood, and the community! Thanks again and best regards.
Edwin and Julia
It was a pleasure to have Patrick Baratta as our buying realtor. He is a true professional, very knowledgeable, and always has good and honest suggestions. His construction background is extremely helpful, particularly to first-time home buyers like us. Patrick showed us all the new construction homes in Fort Lee where we wanted to live. He was quick to point out the quality of the building materials used by the builders and compared the craftsmanship from one to the other. Patrick is very efficient. Amazingly, he did research on every single house he showed us, and we had a good idea of the strength and weakness of the houses we looked at. Patrick is always accessible, returning calls even late at night. We are very pleased with the whole process of working with Patrick, from identifying the best house, negotiating a reduction in the sales price with the builder to getting advice on attorney and mortgage provider. You are in good hands if you choose Patrick Baratta. Thank you.Junqiang
Looking for a home is both an exciting and frightening experience. The people needed to help you through the process are crucial to making sure that your experience is a great one. Choosing a realtor is extremely important as you want to select someone that is highly recommended and is good at their job. Patrick Baratta was recommended to us by friends who had recently purchased a house with his help. From the moment we met Patrick he was welcoming. He made the house hunting process enjoyable and educational. Patrick is well-versed in construction, which is an added bonus for a realtor. When we would enter a property Patrick would point out flaws in a house regardless of how much I loved it. This was great because as a new potential homeowner there were many aspects of a home that I did not understand. He was always very patient and willing to answer my endless questions. I saw over 80-90 properties and never felt rushed to make a decision. Patrick served as an expert adviser who was always available to ease my anxiety.
One of my happiest days throughout this process was when I received a call from Patrick informing me that my offer was accepted. Patrick's guidance continued in this second phase of home buying. He assisted in finding a trustworthy home inspector and always made it a point to check in on how the loan process was going. If you are looking for an amazing realtor who is honest and patient, Patrick Baratta is your guy.
Elizabeth, Joey and Family
We have been working with Patrick Baratta as our realtor for the last four to five months. It has been such an amazing experience to work with him. He is so wonderful to see properties with. He picked so many different types of properties and then he narrowed it down to things he knew we would like and he pointed things out that we would not have seen ourselves. Like construction and maintenance issues and things that would probably cost us money later on. It has been just a pleasure to work with him. He is so responsive with everything and getting this far along in the process, everything has been great. Patrick also helped us negotiate almost 20% off on our property. It has been just a fantastic experience. You should definitely use him if you are considering a realtor.
Randolph and Elizabeth
To All home Buyers! We have been trying to buy a home for some time and we were looking at properties with different realtors, and we were not satisfied at all with their protocol and making us feel pressured. After renting for so long, we finally met Patrick Baratta last spring. We loved his work since we met him. Patrick has a charisma that gets you right away. Patrick has made us feel comfortable and he never pressured us to purchase any home, not once. He understood our necessities and what we were looking for since day one. He sticks to your budget and works hard to find you what are you looking for. No matter how many homes he has to show you, he is committed to getting you the home of your dreams. Patrick is a professional realtor but at the same time, he treats you like family. Patrick has a lot of knowledge and skills from his construction background. You can ask him anything you want from the simplest questions to the most complicated questions like renovations, electricity, construction, and gardening.
Patrick showed us so many homes and never got tired of it. Every time that we did not like a home, he encouraged us to continue looking until we get the home we wanted. We are a picky couple and a little hard to please, but he never gave up. Finally, in December he showed us our dream home. Patrick reviewed the home as if he was buying it for his own family. He gave us ideas and suggestions on renovations and upgrading the electrical panel and he negotiated a great price for us. Patrick introduced us to a mortgage broker who happened to be a great one. He also recommended inspectors who also did a great job and suggested we do different tests on the house so we felt secure buying the home. Patrick was on top of everything throughout the closing process. We called him many times and he always answered the phone, responding our email and text messages promptly.
PATRICK IS AN HONEST REALTOR. ANYONE CAN SHOW YOU HOMES, BUT PATRICK TELLS YOU RIGHT AWAY, WHAT IS GOING ON, IF THE HOME DOES NOT HAVE POTENTIAL OR IF HE FINDS SOMETHING WRONG, HE DISCUSSES THE ISSUES WITH YOU SO YOU CAN MAKE THE CORRECT DECISION IF THAT HOME IS FOR YOU. PATRICK ALWAYS WORKS FOR YOUR BENEFIT AND HE WANTS YOU TO GET THE HOUSE THAT IS BEST FOR YOU. HE IS A REALTOR THAT YOU CAN TRUST. WE TOTALLY RECOMMEND PATRICK BARATTA AS A REALTOR. HE HAS KNOWLEDGE AND PATIENCE. HE CARES FOR HIS CLIENTS AND HAS LOVE AND PASSION FOR THE WORK HE DOES. IF YOU NEED A REALTOR CALL PATRICK BARATTA, THE REALTOR THAT YOU CAN TRUST.
Elena, Luis and Family
Our home buying experience with Realtor Patrick Baratta. Our current landlord decided to put our house for sale and we had to find a home at a moment’s notice. I found Patrick Baratta on Zillow and from my first phone call, Patrick made me feel comfortable and he was very conscientious in helping us find our first home. Patrick always kept to our budget and he showed us home after home until we found the perfect one. Patrick negotiated a great price for us and recommended a great attorney and mortgage broker who gave us many options to purchase. We were very impressed with Patrick’s real estate knowledge and how quick he was to point out the imperfections in each home. Patrick worked in the construction field before becoming a Realtor. Patrick can alert you to problems before making an offer on a home. What a bonus! Patrick was always available to answer my questions whenever I called. From beginning to end, everything went smooth and he has always been a gentlemen and conscious of our concerns. Thank you, Patrick!
Christine and Andrew
I would like to thank Patrick Baratta for his tremendous help and professionalism in locating and investment property for my wife and I to purchase in Riverdale and his expertise in negotiating a $45,000 reduction off the selling list price of this property. In addition, I need to thank Patrick also for a reservoir of professionals with home inspections and a company to locate an underground oil tank that was told was not there, and in fact was. Patrick educated us on the potential environmental hazards with this issue and he negotiated with the listing agent for the sellers to remove the oil tank at their expense. Patrick is a true professional in every sense of the word and he has always put our interest and concerns first. We value Patrick's opinion and he has enabled us to enhance and increase our portfolio by this acquisition as a rental property for our portfolio. Mark Charnet- CEO - American Prosperity Group.
Dear Patrick – Thank you so much for all of your hard work and serious efforts in helping us find our “dream house”! We know we challenged you with our needs, likes/dislikes and our budget . You were always so patient with us….after looking at over 80 houses – we finally found “the one”! Along the way you taught us what to look for in regards to good structure/good building materials and you pointed out things to us that we were too naïve to even know about as first time home buyers. Thank you for being honest with us when you saw potential problems you educated us on our options that prevented us from making mistakes. You made us feel comfortable knowing you wanted us to find the right home. Your professionalism and honesty are truly appreciated and you will always have our recommendation to potential clients. We have already given out your card to a few friends that have mentioned they want to start looking at homes next Spring.
Lourdes & Shannon
Thank you Patrick Baratta! Our experience with buying our first home went very smooth. Patrick has made us feel very comfortable with the entire process from the moment we met him a few months ago at an open house. Patrick has treated us like family and has a lot of patience and he never pressured us to buy any home like we experienced with several other realtors before meeting Patrick. When Patrick showed us homes he pointed out the positive features and negative problems with the homes he showed us. When we found our dream home Patrick went right to bat for us and negotiated a great price and was on top of everything throughout the inspection process through closing. It was a great experience for us and we highly recommend Patrick Baratta.
Giovanni, Carlos and Olga