Kirti & Anshul
Simon is an excellent realtor. He's very professional and was wonderful to work with. We met him on one of the open house (very glad that we did :) ) In the first meeting itself, he exactly knew what we were looking for and sent us the appropriate listings hence forth. He's very punctual and knowledgeable about the housing market. He's also very proactive and goes out of his way to get the information you need. Buying a new home is always a happy moment and Simon made it even more special by making the process so smooth.
Nick & Meg
Simon helped maximized the sale price of our home with helpful tips and knowledge of what buyers are looking for. He also helped us lower the price of the home we purchased. Throughout the transaction, Simon was extremely responsive, even responding while on vacation with a 5 hour time difference. He was able to negotiate a reasonable outcome following inspections on both homes. We have used Simon before and would use him again.
Wendy & Virak
We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have Simon's guidance and expertise in the sale of our two homes. From our first meeting until the closing of our second home, Simon provided us with his vast knowledge, superior judgment and tireless dedication. He routinely went above and beyond. His ability to facilitate and communicate was only exceeded by his accessibility and commitment. We cannot say enough in praise of Simon! While we were happy to have the "deals done," we will miss working with Simon on a professional level.
Sarah & Ben
Simon was amazing!!! Not only was his knowledge of the area extensive- he encouraged us to keep looking when he sensed that we had reservations (but felt pressured to make a move in a highly sought after area). He knew the worth of the homes we viewed and anticipated inflationary in the market.
Simon was patient, responsive and knew our exact needs and preferences after only a couple showings. Something we found particularly helpful as he didn't waste our time with showings and ran over and evaluated properties when we expressed interest. His negotiating was firm yet fair and ultimately we landed in a home we love. I wouldn't hesitate to refer Simon to anyone.
Derick & Marica
Simon understands the market very well. He actually knew the place we wanted before we knew. He's great at marketing / prep for sale and is highly responsive throughout the process and even after the process. Simon helped us with a sale and purchase. I would recommend him in a second for either a sale or purchase in the Millburn / Short HIlls area.
Hu Die Fei
I never recommended anyone for anything, but I definitely recommend Simon. He is the best realtor I have ever seen. He is so professional, detail and honest. He knew exactly what I wanted and guided me step by step to make sure everything was perfect, fast, and going smoothly. On my case, he cared more about his customer’s satisfaction than his own. He sold my house, and I also asked him to find my next dream house.
Simon is so totally committed to his clients that, even in the most challenging of markets, he keeps the process sane. His communication skills are outstanding; he keeps you up to the minute on what's going on with your home and the market. I'm a techie professional and really appreciated his use of all available technologies to market my home, keep me informed and to close the deal. His knowledge of the local market and trends is superior to any real estate professional I have known. He's an astute observer of your needs yet knows how to guide you in decisions that will accomplish your goals. He is a totally committed, dedicated real estate professional.
David & Mary
Simon Westfall-Kwong got the job done with great intelligence and skill. He understood market conditions, pricing, and had deep insight into the best way to prepare the home for showing. He answered all communications swiftly and listened carefully to our needs. I would recommend him without hesitation.
Valerie & Michael
If you are looking for a house or looking to sell your home in the South Orange/Maplewood/Millburn area then look no further than realtor Simon Westfall/Kwong. As soon as we began working with Simon we knew we had the right guy on our side. His local knowledge of the area as a resident and his professionalism was exceptional and far beyond the average realtor. He is well respected in the industry and he is about the friendliest guy you will ever meet! He also has the ability to put pressure on others in the closing to get things done timely and right, which is just one of the reasons you want him on your side during the stressful process of buying/selling a house. Simon continued to search until he found us the perfect house and never became frustrated over us turning down many of the listings he showed us. He researched houses, forwarded listings, returned phone calls immediately, took us out weekends/weeknights and joined us at open houses. He was incredibly persistent in finding our family just what we were looking for, even if this search took a while. He did not stop until he found us the right home and more importantly, at the right price. We have been in our new house for three weeks thanks to Simon and the service hasn't stopped. He still stops by to check on us and offers his local knowledge of the area, helps with recommendations, etc. We have gained a dear friend with Simon Westfall/Kwong and my husband and I both could not give a higher recommendation.
Dan & Kirsten
I know it sounds like a cliche, but Simon helped us find our dream home. We lived in the NYC area for years but had a toddler who needed more space to grow up, and so we decided to move to South Orange. My wife reached out to Simon and within days he had lined up nearly a dozen places within our price range for us to look at. We fell in love with a house that had several interested parties. Simon helped us figure out the best way to quickly get the property under contract, then skillfully navigated us through all the headaches that come with the inspection, follow-ups with contractors, etc. The whole process went without a hitch due to Simon's expertise. I should also add he's extremely friendly and easy to reach. Highly recommended
Chi & Eric
Simon was terrific throughout the whole process. In the early stages we really appreciated his time and patience, in helping us understand the towns and properties within our search area. And later when we narrowed our focus (Maplewood, NJ), we really leveraged his local expertise to maximize our price point and find value in the market. We're thriled with our new home, and thought Simon was an outstanding partner/advocate from start to finish.
Katherine & John
Simon was wonderful to work with. We met with him, not really knowing what we wanted. He steered us towards the community that was best for us and helped us with making the house we had to see as attractive as possible while helping us find the perfect home for our family. Simon has a good sense of humor too, and is very honest while representing his clients best interests. If you are looking for an excellent realtor, Simon is definitely one!
Simon is a high energy real estate maven. He's knowledgeable, upbeat, patient in explaining the intricacies of house buying to citified neophytes, and always upbeat and positive. He will advocate strongly for your interests and give you a straight and honest assessment of your standing at all stages of the process.
He also has an extensive contact base and will be able to point you to the right service people for most any post purchase needs you may have.
Jarrett & Patrick
Simon was hardworking and dedicated in helping us to find the perfect home. His was patient and responsive throughout the entire process and I would recommend him to family and friends without reservations.
Steve, Brenda, Satch, Sara and Otis Berger
After five years in our three-bedroom Maplewood home my wife and I decided that our growing family needed more space. When we happened to meet Simon Westfall-Kwong at a Montrose open-house, we knew we had found our match. He promised to be available to us throughout the stressful selling and buying process and he won us over with his personality and sincerity. After giving our house a reality show makeover (including loaning us furniture and accessories of his own) Simon managed to price and sell our house quickly despite the sagging real-estate market. He found us a good buyer, walked us through each step of the selling process and always represented our best interests. Once our house sold and closing was set for two months later the hunt was on for the "perfect" house for a family with a variety of needs and desires.
I wanted a large private yard, central air conditioning and a nice basement for my toys; My wife wanted that ever-elusive combination of refinement and character; my son wanted a room large enough for his burgeoning collections, and my daughter wanted her own "princess" room . Our soon-to-be born son was most flexible. Of course this "perfect" house must have at least five bedrooms, have a new kitchen, be in the heart of Maplewood or South Orange and be offered at a heftily discounted price. Was this a challenge to Simon? Not at all. He tirelessly went to work, showing us more than 70 houses throughout Essex County. There was the Tudor without central air, the contemporary without charm and the colonial without a soccer field for a yard. Dragging my kids and I around from house to house during the day and showing the best to my wife at night Simon made us feel as if we were his most important clients.
We made bids on two houses, withdrawing them because neither house gave us all that we wanted. When Simon showed us a large five bedroom colonial on a very private road in South Orange, before going in we figured that either we couldn't of afford the house or there must be serious flaws. Both of those proved completely unfounded as we found that the house really had it all. There was a brand new kitchen, an enormous private yard, a new high-velocity air conditioning system, rooms for each child and charm. Buying this house proved far more difficult than selling ours. The owners who didn't want to address inspection issues almost scared us away, but Simon kept us in the deal. He was there throughout very tense negotiations and got us a great price. Two months later we moved into the "perfect" house, thanks in no small part to the efforts of Simon.
A year after first meeting Simon our baby-to-be is now six months old, our older children love their large private rooms, my wife is still wowed by the charm and character house and I putter around in my backyard almost daily. Simon is no longer our realtor, he is our friend. He knows our children and we know his. We heartily recommend Simon Westfall-Kwong as a realtor, either if you are buying, selling, upsizing or downsizing. He will work as tirelessly to ensure your happiness as he did to ensure ours.