Here are the ratings we get from our clients on Zillow & Trulia, five stars out of five in every case!
Don and Esther, West Hurley, NY: Peter distilled out wants/needs and presented us with some nice choices, including the house we bought. He worked within our budget, proved to be a good source for various services (mortgage lender, attorney, inspector), and helped us understand the market so we knew what to expect. And even though the current pandemic could have put a full stop on the closing process, he was able to help move it along, which we truly appreciate. Trusting someone with something as big as buying a house can be daunting but Peter helped make the process as smooth as possible—that is invaluable.
Pearl, East Chatham, NY: “We couldn’t be happier with our experience working with Peter and Stella. The type of property we were looking for was something of a unicorn, and Peter worked tirelessly to show us a vast number of homes with the specifications we were looking for. The property we ended up choosing had a number of challenges – difficult sellers, unresponsive seller’s agent, the possibility of appraisal issues, etc. Peter handled it all with ease and his expertise was absolutely invaluable, there’s no way we could have navigated any of this without him. I have already recommended Peter and Stella to friends looking to buy in the area and would not hesitate to do it again. Thanks for all your help!”
Edandreaesq, Tivoli, NY: “Peter was absolutely fabulous in assisting us with purchasing our new home. He was incredibly prompt with responses and assisted us in more ways than we could have imagined in terms of expediting the process so we could enjoy the holidays in our new home with our family. In my line of work, I interact with real estate professionals on a regular basis and I am comfortable stating that Peter is top-notch. I can’t imagine utilizing any other agent for this process.”
Marina K, Red Hook, NY: Peter Ilani is an amazing agent that you would dream to have when you are looking for a house. Because of his help, I was able to buy my home as expeditiously as possible. Peter was very professional, knowledgeable, and always available to answer my questions. He was also very patient through the entire process, which is very important for someone with little understanding of the real estate market like me. It was a pleasure dealing with Peter and his associates.
Frances, Pleasant Valley, NY: “Peter and Stella were wonderful!! They are everything you want in a realtor: kind, supportive, and very experienced. We trusted Peter 100 % when we weren’t sure about some things. We just let him handle it and he did so perfectly. We would definitely work with them again.”
Pleasant move to Pleasant Valley, Pleasant Valley, NY: “Peter is absolutely exceptional! His knowledge only matches his professionalism, humor, and nurturing ways. Peter worked with our smaller budget, high stress level, 140-mile distance, and expectations with great ease. His enthusiasm, pride, and love for his work truly showed with each step of our home buying process. His immediate response to our concerns and resolution of any problem has come to be affectionately known as “Peter Magic”, and was a crucial factor in the location, purchase, and closing of our property. Working with Peter is like working with a close friend that we have known for many years, and anyone who is a first time, second, or fourth time homebuyer should all experience a bit of Peter Magic!”
Carol, Clinton Corners, NY: “We could not have had a better experience selling our home. Peter and Stella were recommended to us and I am glad we took their advise. Stella photographed our home in such a lovely way. Peter always responded to any of our calls and emails within minutes. They are a very professional couple. If I could give them 6 stars I would!”
K, Saugerties, NY: “If there were Michelin ratings for real estate brokers, Peter and Stella would get 3 stars for sure! Their expertise, attention to detail, and customization of services to meet my every need went above and beyond what I ever expected in a broker. Peter does not mince words and “tells it like it is, with grace.” He won my trust with his honesty and expertise. And to be clear, I am not an easy client. I am demanding, I expect excellence, and I was in search of a unicorn for my dream home. Peter and Stella “got me” and worked with me for months to find my DREAM HOME. They will do this for you, too. Seriously. They are the best in the business and I am so grateful I found them to help me. You will be, too.”
Jaylecle, Saugerties, NY: “Peter and Stella have been amazing helping us buying our home upstate. We had been looking for over a year and it was a relief to eventually meet them after visiting many properties with other realtors that didn’t seem to care too much. They were a huge help in guiding us through the process, answering all of our questions, searching for anything related to the house or the local professionals around us. They are very friendly and professional and we are thankful for the home they found us.”
Conall, Red Hook, NY: “Peter & Stella are consummate professionals. With an impressive knowledge of the Hudson Valley region, they will be sure to find you the perfect home. Best part about it, is that the service does not end there. Recommendations for a contractor, maid, landscaper etc. are expertly given upon request. Would highly recommend using Peter & Stella to purchase a home!”
Dr B, Rhinebeck, NY: “My experience with Peter and Stella Ilani has been of the highest caliber with honesty and integrity. They are knowledgeable and experience in the field with compassion and caring for the clients they serve. If you are seeking agents who will tell you what they mean and mean what they say, then you will be looking up Peter and Stella.Great negotiating skills and they will accommodate your request. They are very tuned into the real estate market including home and land sales. Please give them a call! They will do everything possible for clients who seek their expertise.”
Howard, Hurley, NY: “My wife and i have nothing but wonderful things to say about this excellent team! Very professional, punctual and thorough. They cover all their bases as far as being advocates for their buyer…and seller! WE would highly recommend them without any reservations! Thank you for all of your assistance in our very “unique” and wild experience!”
Sarah, Saugerties, NY: “Peter and Stella really went above and beyond in working with me. I was nervous because my budget was on the lower end but they found multiple homes that fit my budget and dream locations. (Close to work, beautiful setting, safe neighborhood, close to nature AND walkable to restaurants–so really no small feat.) They never gave up either, after we had two houses fall through for extremely rare and random things they found the house that was meant to be for me, even finding a house with my “dream” element of close to water! As a first time house buyer, working with them and having patient answers to my many random questions was invaluable. And as a new transplant to the Hudson Valley, their local expertise continues to be amazingly insightful even after the closing. I can’t say enough good things about working with Peter and Stella and if I ever decide to buy another house I’ll be a repeat customer.”
Charlotte, Ohio: “Peter has been an amazing help to us, we were out of state sellers, he watched over our property, he kept in constant touch with valued information to help us plan our selling strategy.”
Bonnie, Poughkeepsie, NY: “Buying our first house was not easy, and we are so glad we had Peter and Stella there to help us along the way. We used a few realtors before settling on them, and were very happy with our choice. They were always there to answer questions, no matter how big or small, and were always prompt with responses. They keep up with continuing education and are therefore very knowledgeable about the process of buying a house. They are in contact with a large network of professionals in different trades that continues to be useful now that we are settled. We are so happy to be in our new home, and we could not have done it without the Ilani’s! It’s worth noting that we are not people who place our trust in others lightly. In this case it was easy, they were excellent and handled every obstacle with ease and patience. I have already recommended them to multiple friends.”
Peter, Saugerties, NY: “My dad died a year ago and, and although I had to sell his home, I had almost zero interest in doing so. Nor did I have the time or the will. It was stressful and I was depressed about the whole transaction–the work, the loss, the trauma, and so on–and aside from being in denial, I was still brutally overworked and distracted with other life necessities. I listed the house and it sat on the market for a year, generating little interest. After a few experiences with realtors who were “part-timing”, (Ie. either not fully engaged or not full time professionals–and there are a host of such people in the business) I found Peter and Stella’s card on my kitchen counter. Since my existing realty outfit was not providing me with useful viewer feedback, I gave Peter a call to see how his showing went. I was immediately impressed by Peter’s manners, intellect, knowledge and his interest in helping me sell the house (he also has a sense of humor, which helps). He was prompt at all times and immediately answered phone calls and emails. He was upbeat and encouraging. I listed with Peter and Stella and we had an offer within a few weeks. He ran the whole show and nagged me vigorously when I needed it. He kept things on track at all times. The transaction went smoothly and quickly, thanks to Peter and Stella’s obvious experience and full time attention to all of the details and necessities involved–all of which had the power to overwhelm me. From the moment I met Peter I knew he was the guy who would sell the house!”
Eve, Salt Point, NY: “Working with Peter and Stella was a pleasure. They were so responsive and made themselves available for all questions and site visits. They made purchasing my daughters home so easy. I would definitely recommend them and will use them again in the future.”
Rebecca & Patrick, SC: “Peter and Stella are a fantastic team! They listed our home on a Monday and we had an offer by that Friday! Amazing! We are so grateful to them for their professionalism and wish them continued success!”
Jennifer and David, NYC: “Peter and Stella run a full service operation from start to finish. We bought in the Hudson Valley. Any anxiety of going into the process with limited knowledge of the area and the process was quickly alleviated once we got going. Peter brings a very good network of service providers into the process as well, which is very helpful for anyone new to the area.”
Gennady, Queens, NY: “What kind of agent is needed for a buyer who is extremely picky and at the same time possesses no experience of owning a house, and is unfamiliar with the area? The answer is: very patient, very knowledgeable, and very honest. And that are the qualities that Peter has demonstrated in spades. I’ve always felt that Peter is on my side. On several occasions, when I was overly enamored with the house he’d give me a sobering advice explaining why the particular house may not be a good idea. Because of my health issues I had to temporarily put my house search on hold. When I will get back to my house search I will call Peter again. Highly recommend this agent.”
Kerry & Joe, Queens, NY: “Peter and Stella Ilani were a pleasure to work with. They were respectful, attentive, and displayed great perseverence in helping get our vacation property sold. We would wholeheartedly recommend them to our friends and family.”
Billie, Poughkeepsie, NY: “I so enjoyed working with Peter and Stella. From day one they treated us like we were their only clients. Always ready to answer any questions we had no matter how small.
This being our first time selling a home, we needed guidance. They knew exactly what to do, and did it fast. All the while, adding a personal touch along the way. I felt confident they would get our home sold and they did.
I look forward to working with them in the future.”
Nivia & James, Pine Plains, NY: “Peter and Stella were very professional and knowledgeable. We set up an appointment with them. They were prompt. They arranged for a video to be taken of our home. They answered all our questions honestly and were always available by phone. It was a very positive experience. We would recommend them without reservation.”
Angelina & Harry, Florida: “My mom and I would like to thank Peter and Stella Ilani, our Realtors extrodinier. They exemplify the perfect real estate agent team to sell someone’s home. They have been respectful, warm and understanding. They have been forceful, tireless and assertive. They have shown leadership yet been flexible and creative. They know their business and remain honorable and professional at all times. What a breath of fresh air. After another agent’s failure to see our house, we were contacted by Peter and Stella; they were so much more accommodating. After a short interview we knew they were the ones we needed. Thank you Peter and Stella Ilani of Caldwell Bankers, you turned a nightmarish situation into a wonderful experience….peace. Harry and Angelina”
Nicole & Carter, Brooklyn, NYC: “Peter and Stella are fantastic brokers. We engaged in a long search, changed our minds and our goals several times along the way, and were only available certain weekends leading to some very long days of looking. They stuck with us, and we just closed on a property that we are totally thrilled with. GREAT WORK.”
Amy & Gavin, NYC: “Peter and Stella were a complete pleasure to work with. They had extensive knowledge of the housing market, the areas we were interested in, and general home buying tips (especially important for first buyers such as us). Dealing with a team rather than a single individual was a clear advantage as they were always efficient and easy to reach. Whether or not it was through phone calls or emails, Peter and Stella responded quickly and efficiently. They made us feel at ease throughout the process and were not shy about giving us guidance in areas where we were not experienced. They remained involved throughout the process and have made themselves available for anything in the future (This is not just window dressing; they have already provided us with help after the completion of the purchase). I honestly can’t imagine going through the process without Peter and Stella, they were excellent patners and I would highly recommend them tro anyone!”
Seth, NYC: “Stella and Peter are currently helping us find a home we like in Dutchess county. They are professional, courteous and above all- happy and smiling all the time. These are the kind of people you want helping you with one of the more important purchases in your life!! Thank you!”
Sharon, CA: “Peter and Stella helped me find my home with great patience, insightful recommendations from their vast local knowledge, and fantastic negotiating skills. They guided me through the whole process with great attention to detail, and an open friendly attitude”.
Christie, Washington DC: “Peter and Stella were patient and professional while helping us look for a home in the Hudson Valley. They spent many weekends showing us places on both sides of the river. They took the time to review the lists of potential places we sent them and give us their expert advice on what we should see, what we had on our list that might not fit what they grew to know to be our needs and desires for the home we were looking for, and they often suggested houses we had missed in the MLS that were great possibilities. They really know the area and help us hone in on what really mattered to us in a retirement home. I would highly recommend them”.
Ana, CA: “Peter Ilani is by far the best broker we’ve ever worked with. Our previous broker took forever to return calls. Virtually every time I called Peter he picked up. He was always two steps ahead of the curve in terms of doing what needed to be done to sell our land. Land sales were moving glacially in our area but he engineered a sale. Peter is also as active online as he is in the real world. If you’re looking for a broker in the Kingston/Woodstock/Saugerties area of NY, you can’t do better than Peter”.
John & Ann, Ohio: “Thanks again for being a proactive realtor, your pushing and action is a tremendous help I cannot describe!”
Janice & Ron, NY: “During the entire home purchase process my wife and I agree that Peter was the one that did the most work for us. He kept the process moving forward, let us know what the next steps in the process was going to be and had recommendations along the way (i.e request for fixing inspection issues which resulted in a credit towards purchase price). Peter, a very pleasant person was easy to work with, provided answers to many questions to keep us informed and was always responsive both with emails and phone calls. His willingness to help in any way really helped my wife and I in this process. Peter has already been recommended to others and will continue to be.”
Polina & Guillaume, NY: “Peter and Stella have been amazing throughout the long process of helping us finding our dream home. They listened to our wishes, presented options and made suggestions that helped us define what our dream home was. Every visit with them was great, Peter was honest and always pointed at possible issues or benefit of each home we visited. Once we finally had found the right home they kept accompanying us by providing help in selecting the right inspection person, attorney and local contacts for renovations and anything we would ever need on the future. We have dealt with several real estate agents in the past but Peter & Stella are hands down the best agents you can have at your side to find and close on your house.”
Anna & John, NY: “Highly likely to recommend, Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $350K in New Paltz, NY. Peter and Stella are wonderful agents. After we gave them a sense of what we were looking for, they immediately booked showings and also included properties we had not seen online which matched our needs. As first time buyers, it was important for us to not be in the dark, anticipate next steps and have someone connect us to other experts. Peter and Stella ticked all the boxes. Throughout the process, by far they were the most communicative. They were informative, in a respectful way. Highly recommend you work with them!”
Ari, Brooklyn, NY: “Highly likely to recommend, Peter and Stella were really spectacular from start to finish. I was a first time homeowner and they did a wonderful job of guiding me through the process. I would recommend them in a heartbeat.”