“We wanted to tell you about our excellent experience with Suburban Jungle. In December of 2015, we learned that we would be moving from the DC metro area to the suburban NY area. We knew that we wanted to move into the suburbs, but, were completely lost as to how to begin our search and which community might be best for us. By sheer luck, we found an article about Suburban Jungle on the internet and immediately contacted you. We were extremely fortunate to have Patti Natiss as our assigned strategist. During our first phone call with Patti, we knew we had struck gold! She was very nice, a great listener and did a wonderful job of educating us about the suburban NY area. Patti gave us suggestions on where, based on what we told her, she thought we might be the happiest. It was obvious to us that Patti knew the communities of suburban NY area like the back of her hand. She also helped us realize that finding the right community was important as we were initially thinking of just looking for the best house at the best price. Patti suggested that we explore the Rivertowns, Larchmont, Pelham, and Greenwich. We did look in all of those places and liked them all. However, Patti’s first suggestion during our initial phone call was the Rivertowns. Although we did a lot of searching, we were were lucky to find a fabulous home in Dobbs Ferry. After living here for about 1 month now, we can say that Patti’s instinct about us and where we would feel “at home” was exactly right. Through our search, we had many ups and downs and also wondered if we needed to explore NJ when, at first, we didn’t find the right home in any of the aforementioned towns. Patti was there to support and guide us the whole way. We called her many times throughout the process and she was kind, supportive and informative every time. Patti always made time to speak with us regardless of the day or time; and, when we were down, she was there to pick us up. She never lost faith that we would find the right home in the right place, even though we sometimes did. We feel extremely lucky to have found Suburban Jungle and Patti. Patti took what was an unmanageable and overwhelming search process and made it manageable and straightforward. Patti’s support was invaluable. We’ve decided that should we ever have to move again, we are not going anywhere without Patti on our team. :-) Thank you so much for creating Suburban Jungle!”
– Smita and Anil
“Deepest thanks for helping us with our neighborhood research! What an amazing few days of having all the info we needed handed to us on a platter. A great use of our time and resources. Much much obliged!!”
-Eve & Anthony
“Hi everyone, just wanted to quickly write and thank you all for all your help over the last 4 years. My family and I are moving to San Jose in one week to be closer to my job. I’ve really enjoyed the community here and have met a lot of good friends. Also, just wanted to mention that we had a lot of help from Suburban Jungle when we were trying to decide if San Jose was right for us. They found us a realtor who helped us buy a house and who will be selling our house in Fremont for us. So if any of you need relocation services, check out suburbanjunglerealty.com. Thanks again for all your support and friendship both for me and my children. :)"
“Given my husband is relocating from the UK with work, he was offered corporate assistance. We had one call with the company and they didn’t even compare to SJ in terms of knowledge and willingness to help. We turned down this benefit as we didn’t see it as a value add to us.”
“Thank you so much! It has been a pleasure working with you. We appreciate the patience you showed us through our search and your help in finding us the right town to settle into. We are very excited to be moving next weekend and looking forward to planting roots here!”
-Renee and Greg
“I just wanted to thank you and your team for creating such a thoughtful experience for home buyers. Since the moment we began our journey with Suburban Jungle, I never felt alone. From the initial phone conversation to match us with the right towns, to the check-in emails and calls along the way, you were always on top of where we were in the process and what we might need. The agents you connected us with were amazing – all smart, honest, compassionate women who cared about me and my family’s happiness. They became not just our agents, but our advisors and confidantes as well. I truly appreciate your unique approach to home buying – making it a fun, enriching experience. I will absolutely recommend your services to my friends who will hopefully be following in our footsteps to suburban living. Thank you.”
“We wanted to write and say thank you to you and the whole Suburban Jungle team in helping our family find not only our home but also our community and our peace of mind. You were a great support in this process, which is so often hyper and unnecessarily stressful. We could call any time to get your prospective on a situation, talk through the financial numbers, or just whine and cry about how annoying and unfair the market sometimes is. And believe us sometimes whining and crying is just as important in this situation as making the right bid :) In all seriousness, our family couldn’t be more grateful for your services. We really felt like we had an advocate on our side whose encouragement, industry relationships and advice was invaluable in a real estate market where every move and minute count. Any and every family will be lucky to work with you.”
- The Spectors
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“We are settling into the house and the neighbourhood we are renting in is just packed with kids!!! I am thrilled- not to mention town is gorgeous and soooooo many newcomers activities! The realtor you set us up with took me out with two other ladies and I have met a nice lady who lives one door down already! This is better than the year total i had previously and it has only been a few weeks! I am reserving judgement until school starts for the kids but so far I am thrilled!! You are a god send and I really mean it. We never would have done this if it weren’t for you. I was so petrified and honestly I just feel much better here. I can’t even explain why. My husband seems ok with the commute so far and we are going to give it another month or so and then get back in track for looking for a place to buy so we don’t get stuck like this year. Just wanted to give you an update- fingers crossed it continues!”
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I just wanted to thank you and your team for creating such a thoughtful experience for home buyers. Since the moment we began our journey with Suburban Jungle, I never felt alone. From the initial phone conversation to match us with the right towns, to the check-in emails and calls along the way, you were always on top of where we were in the process and what we might need. The agents you connected us with were amazing - all smart, honest, compassionate women who cared about me and my family's happiness. They became not just our agents, but our advisors and confidantes as well.I truly appreciate your unique approach to home buying - making it a fun, enriching experience. I will absolutely recommend your services to my friends who will hopefully be following in our footsteps to suburban living. Thank you.
“It made a great difference to work with Suburban Jungle!Your excellent and open advice about the suburbs was the foundation to everything else. It was also very helpful that you’re from the midwest and “you get” what we’re looking for, not just in terms of good schools, but the type of community. In reality we could’ve lived in any of the places you recommended, they were all a great fit, it really came down to the house (looks, features, price, condition) and its location within the city. We just happened to find the best house in Glen Rock. Also, even with the locations done, we wouldn’t have known where to start in getting realtors. All of this saved an incredible amount of time. Plus, when we decided we wanted a new agent for Westchester, that also happened very quickly and we were super happy with the replacement. This service was exactly what we needed, and it’s the ideal for anyone in the situation we were in: moving to NY metro with little knowledge about the area and doing things remotely. Thanks so much, I’ll let you know how it goes!”
“We are finally getting settled in Chappaqua and we are SO SO happy! LOVE IT here! We never had a chance to connect before the move, but I just wanted to reach out to say thank you Patti! Your guidance and wisdom made all the difference. We may have never been here without you… and we are so grateful!"
“Hi Patti! Just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how EXCITED we are to be moving into our new him in just a little over a week. You and Susan have been absolute dreams to work with and I can't thank you enough for guiding us in our search for the right town and connecting us with Susan to help us find and get the right house."
“To start with, I can't thank you enough Erika. Without our call with you and your knowledge of the various towns, I am not sure where we'd be. We definitely would not be this excited and working towards a contract in Westport. So since there are not enough words to capture how grateful I am, I'll simply say thank you. As for the process, I'm going to be a large advocate for Suburban Jungle. Your time spent with us, as already mentioned was critical. What I think is just as important, however, is the real estate agent. I believe I previously shared some feedback, but to me, what is most helpful here for people exploring a town via SJ is a broker who is an educator, and advocate for, the town first, and a broker second. I know that Jocelyn and I really vibed with the brokers who did that, or at least attempted to. And Lauren definitely did so the most, which probably helped us feel more comfortable with her. She never attempted to "sell us a house," yet was just trying to tell us all the good, and bad, about Westport, with the prospect of checking out some houses when we wanted to, so that we'd be ready for the spring season.”
“we've been really pleased with the process. I think we knew what we wanted in a town, and with your help we were able to find that town very quickly. Lauren was extraordinarily helpful with the town process as well. I think the 15 minutes she spent on our initial call talking about Westport and her experience living there set us off on the right foot, and after we visited we knew it was the right town for us. We are big researches on our own, so after we were excited about Westport, we spent a lot of time looking into what was there and confirmed that it really checked all of our boxes (and then some!). That also helped us create an itinerary with Lauren. She had already included most of what we wanted to see, but we were able to add in the farmer's market which was great. Though when we spoke with you we said schools weren't our main priority, the fact that Westport has such excellent schools allowed us to think about the town differently. Since the schools are great all of the way through high school, we could think about buying a "forever" house rather than a starter house with a need to move once kids are out of elementary school. As for the house, again we just found something that checked all of our boxes and we were shocked it was in our price range. For us the location was really the main selling point - it's less than a 10 minute walk to the train. We really wanted to retain that little bit of city life in not having to drive every day. We also love how roomy the house is, and that it has a lot of potential. We weren't looking for something totally updated, but we love the raw space of the house and love that we will get to make it our own over time.”
“Thank you so much for your help; having [barbara - head of Boston office at Suburban Jungle] and Suburban Jungle as a resource was incredible. We felt like I was starting from zero with the home buying process, and you really listened to us and helped us to focus on what we wanted out of a house and a town. You also connected us to excellent agents. Anne was invaluable in this process, she was informative and patient, and very responsive. Her diligence and demeanor helped to reassure and support someone like me, who has never gone through this process before (but at the same time overthinks everything)! I can’t say enough good things about Anne, so thank you, again, for connecting us with her! We’re excited to get settled in the house and I look forward to hearing from you again.”
“Deciding where you are going to live, raise your family and probably make one of the biggest investments of your life is not a decision that should be taken lightly. This is why I am glad I had Patti to guide me through this stressful process. After one 45 minute phone call, Patti understood what was important to me and my family. Even when I wanted to go astray and look at other NYC suburbs she wisely knew were not a fit for my family, she gracefully brought me back to where we needed to be. We found a home in one of her suggested suburbs. Looking back, I am scared on where we could have ended up if we had not listened to her feedback. Patti is excellent at what she does and the consummate professional. Not many people can "figure you out" in one call and know where you will ultimately be happy. My husband and I will be forever grateful for her guidance. She is a good listener, extremely trustworthy and truly wants her clients to be happy.”
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