The Rakela Team
We work really hard to help our clients reach their goals. Here’s some of the feedback we’ve received.
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I highly recommend Elizabeth. She is knowledgeable, experienced, and has an excellent network across the board. Her direction/advice was always on point and we are extremely happy with the result of our sale. She definitely added value to our outcome.
My fiance and I recently worked with Elizabeth and Mark to purchase our first home. Buying in the NYC area is highly competitive and stressful. We can't iterate enough how helpful Elizabeth and Mark were through timely communication, patience, and great local knowledge. We now own a beautiful home thanks to their assistance!
Elizabeth and Mark are a great team. They listened to us every step of the way and helped guide us to the right home without feeling any pressure. My wife and I would recommend them to anyone looking in the Hoboken area!
As a design professional, I know most of the real estate agents and brokers in our former city, Hoboken, NJ. Selecting Elizabeth Rakela and her team to sell our cherished, restored brownstone on one of the best blocks in town was a very wise decision. An excellent listener with a very strong grasp on the local real estate scene, Elizabeth and her team were able to mobilize quickly. Using her superior skills, marketing resources and materials, and without any shortcuts, in very little time, we had many showings and serious bidders - and all of this during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic! With superb professional grace and ease, Elizabeth then helped us navigate through the challenges of working through unexpected difficulties. Leaving our home and wonderful neighbors after more than four decades was not an easy decision, but working with Elizabeth Rakela and her team was one of the best choices we made in that emotional and critical process.
I can't say enough good things about Elizabeth! She listened carefully and quickly understood what we were looking for, then zeroed in on the properties we might like and as we gave her feedback, she fine-tuned our viewings, which led us to our new home in just a few days. She helped expedite the paperwork to make sure our offer was accepted before we left to go back to Atlanta. She even did some measuring of closets for us while we were packing up in Atlanta, so that we could determine what would fit in the new space. When we made the official move from Atlanta, she was on hand to ease the transition and welcome us. Since moving here we've used her wide pool of resources for contracting work, painting, etc. It's obvious that she really cares about her clients and her work. We appreciate that, especially being completely new to the area and knowing absolutely no one. She was always willing to help us find what we needed to make our new house homey. We highly recommend Elizabeth to anyone needing a professional, compassionate, skilled realtor!
It was a pleasure working with Elizabeth! She’s very knowledgeable about the Hoboken market, and is a marketing genius. She made the process so pain free, and in a tough market environment no less.
Elizabeth and Mark were attentive and helpful throughout our entire home purchasing process. They were able to recommend knowledgeable contacts throughout our process, such as a real estate attorney, home inspector, and mortgage provider. We're very grateful to them for pushing our purchase through
Elizabeth and her team made it easy to buy an apartment. Elizabeth went above and beyond to represent us throughout the process and addressed all our questions and concerns. We could not have executed this transaction without her help’, advice and actions. For example, the seller declined our offer but Elizabeth stayed in touch with the seller’s agent and made them accept our offer, and then when the seller back out after accepting our offer she continued talking with the other agent until an agreement was found and we closed the deal. She also know very well the market and the state of real estate trends. I highly recommend her.
Elizabeth helped us purchase (2015), rent (three different tenants from 2017-2020), and sell (2021) our Hoboken apartment. Obviously 2020/2021 were “interesting” years for real estate, and Elizabeth offered us guidance along the way on when to hold on to our property vs sell during the market fluctuations of those odd years. She is very knowledgeable of the Hoboken market, and we highly recommend her abs work with her again! Her prompt correspondence and cheerful demeanor are icing on the “already a great agent” cake…
Elizabeth was our trusted advisor throughout the listing and sale of our condo and we could not recommend her enough! Elizabeth provided specific feedback on what we needed to do to get our place ready and staged to sell, and she found the perfect buyers for our place in a short amount of time and truly maximized our sale price. She is an excellent person to list your property with and knows the market very well.
Elizabeth was great! She successfully led us through the process with expertise, conviction and extreme dedication. We couldn't be happier. From pricing guidance to home prep to negotiations to closing, Elizabeth was the consummate professional. With Elizabeth's help, we were able to sell our place before it even hit the MLS.
Elizabeth is the best. She is local to the area so she has the expertise as to where things should be priced and for what price they will sell. She is honest on her feedback which means you will not waste your time and only get involved with a property that makes sense. Super high character and integrity. An absolute pleasure to deal with.
Elizabeth is the best you can get. Very knowledgeable of the area and helped find my first condo! Highly recommend to anyone looking to buy/rent in the area.
We had a complicated Covid home sale, and Elizabeth did a great job getting our house sold quickly and at great price. She was with us every step of the way with sound advice and great service. This was actually the 3rd time we worked with Elizabeth, and every time great.
Mary Jane M.
Elizabeth was a true pleasure to work with on the sale of our apartment. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable about the local market, she also has a great eye how to prep for sale. Elizabeth is extremely responsive and navigated us through the sale process flawlessly. We cannot recommend her highly enough!
Elizabeth is great, she makes a big decision easy. She takes the time to understand what your looking for which made the search efficient. I felt from the start she truly wanted me to end up in a home I'd love, and never felt I was being pushed in a direction outside of my zone. Even when an offer of mine was accepted, but I had reservations because of COVID unkowns, she did not push me into it. Instead, she said, if I am not 100% confident with the purchase, we'd figure a way out and find something else. I ended up proceeding with the puchase, and I could not be happier, I LOVE my apartment.
In the last seven years, Elizabeth has helped us buy an apartment, sell an apartment and find a rental in Hoboken. She is personable, professional, and incredibly knowledgeable about the Hoboken market. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
Elizabeth helped us with the sale of our previous home and the purchase of our current one, both within the Hoboken community. Her extensive knowledge of the market, diligence and strong relationships in the area produced positive and timely outcomes - all amid a global pandemic. I strongly recommend Elizabeth.
I've had the pleasure of knowing Elizabeth for years and worked with her for several months to purchase a home. She was an expert in her field, knowledgeable of the area and what the market value of homes were. She was patient and honest with her feedback on the homes we looked at. I would highly recommend her to any buyer.
Elizabeth was an absolute pleasure to work with! She made what is typically a challenging and overwhelming experience extremely pleasant and manageable. Elizabeth offered tips and market insight of a skilled, seasoned professional. She went above and beyond in addressing all of our questions and concerns. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Elizabeth went above and beyond to list and sell our home during the peak of COVID-19. She was honest, professional and very responsive to all of our inquiries. She has strong knowledge of the real estate market: I would strongly recommend her for any real estate
I highly recommend!!! Elizabeth is fabulous to work with and I have done so multiple times. She has such knowledge of Hoboken and has great insight into buying, investing and renting....all of which she has helped me through, making the process as painless as possible.
I can't highlight enough how fantastic of a realtor Elizabeth is and how easy it is to work with her, she helps make these big decisions an easy process!
Elizabeth was integral to the successful sale of our apartment. She advised at every stage of the process from staging to closing. We got significantly more than asking and I’m confident that it was in very large part due to Elizabeth’s knowledge of the market, expertise and finesse.
Elizabeth was recommended to me by a family friend in 2012 when my boyfriend and I were looking to buy a condo in Hoboken. She spent hours with us going over the process as first-time homebuyers, and when we were ready to sell in 2019, she helped us through an incredibly difficult sale. Elizabeth knows the Hoboken and JC market incredibly well and has a very direct, informative style.
Elizabeth is an excellent realtor! She is knowledgeable, always quick to respond, and goes above and beyond on all fronts! She has been a complete pleasure to work with both personally and professionally!
Elizabeth is terrific! When we moved to Hoboken 7 years ago, a family friend recommended Elizabeth to us and she was fantastic getting us situated in our new home. When it came time for us to relocate, Elizabeth was the first call to list our home for us. She helped with staging recommendations, color schemes, and her knowledge of the market is second to none. Our house was priced well and was sold quickly. I'd recommend her any and every time.
Elizabeth is the most outstanding realtor I have ever worked with. She was professional and easily accessible. Furthermore I was happy with the result. I recommend her on the highest regards.
Elizabeth was fantastic to work with - she was thoughtful, thorough and most importantly, anticipated needs and questions. We felt supported throughout the process and knew we were in the best hands. We can't recommend her enough!
Elizabeth is a well-organized, hard working and responsive real estate associate. She does excellent research on suitable properties, shows flexibility in scheduling visits and follows up very promptly after the visit. She's also very pleasant to work with and is always looking out for her clients.
Elizabeth is the best. I was a first time buyer who did not understand anything about the process and little about the market place. Elizabeth took the time to show me different properties to understand exactly what I was looking for. Her patience and knowledge were invaluable. When I decided to make a bid, Elizabeth made sure I was prepared and talked me through each step. There were no surprises. It was a great experience. I have already recommend Elizabeth to friends and coworkers and will continue to do so.
We have worked with Elizabeth to buy and sell a couple of condos in Jersey City and have found her knowledge and professionalism to be top rate. She was extremely responsive to all our inquiries. We would definitely work with her again. She made the process easy.
Elizabeth's knowledge of the local real estate market was instrumental in our house hunting process. Elizabeth listened to our requirements and suggested properties to fit our very specific needs. Based on current market conditions, Elizabeth advised us on key negotiating strategies. Elizabeth was a pleasure to work with and a professional in every way.
We worked with Elizabeth on the purchase of a home in Hoboken. She was wonderful to work with throughout the whole process. It was our first home purchase and she kept us well informed and explained every step. Elizabeth is a well-respected realtor in Hudson County and we would highly recommend her to anyone!
It was an absolute pleasure working with Elizabeth as we set out to purchase our first home. Elizabeth's around the clock access and knowledge of the market made the process extremely easy and painless for us. She is top notch and we would love to work with her again when the time comes. Needless to say we can not recommend Elizabeth enough.
Elizabeth is the ultimate professional - organized and timely, personable but candid where necessary. She considers the holistic approach when helping one sell their home, leaving no stone unturned and her strategy with our own sale yielded great success.
We highly recommend Elizabeth Rakela! She is extremely hardworking and very knowledgeable when it comes to the market, pricing, and trends. She takes time to cover all bases and acts in a morally responsible manner. She never takes the easy route - she works hard to do the right thing and does successful deals as a result. We feel lucky to work with her!
We purchased a multi-family home with Elizabeth could not have been more helpful both in our search to find the home and throughout the closing process. Her honestly and commitment to her clients is unmatched; I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor.
Elizabeth is the best agent to have on your side, she encourages her clients to keep an open mind by showing varied properties, she works hard though the completion of the sale and all along she is quick to respond to all of her clients’ questions and needs!
Elizabeth was an integral part of our search for “the perfect home.” This was our first endeavor in the real estate domain and we had ALOT of questions. Elizabeth was patient and responded promptly to our constant queries. Her commitment to her clients as well as her knowledge of the Hudson county area real estate made working with Elizabeth a pleasure!
Kristine & Nick S.
My husband and I recently hired Elizabeth Rakela as the selling agent of our condo in Hoboken. We have nothing, but good things to say about Elizabeth. Right from the beginning, Elizabeth was prepared and professional. She did her research on comps in the area, which provided us with the information we needed to feel comfortable when listing our condo. Elizabeth helped us stage our apartment, which was a great help since we have three young children. She kept an open line of communication throughout the entire process; providing feedback from showings and keeping us informed. Elizabeth is a hard worker and sells homes!
We’ve had the privilege of working with Elizabeth on both the sale of our apartment and the purchase of our new home and have found her to be at the top of her field in every sense. She had a very thoughtful and thorough approach to the pricing and presentation of the property we were selling enabling us to have a signed contract within weeks of listing in what was a very difficult market. She happily puts in the time and energy necessary and warranted for an individual situation and is incredibly responsive. She knows her market well and has developed very strong relationships throughout town which enables her to have terrific insight and recommendations. Her intuition is spot on. She is smart and naturally personable. While I never found her to be pushy with her clients she is comfortable and effective being aggressive on her client’s behalf where appropriate. We would and do recommend her without reservation to anyone who is looking for a buyer’s or seller’s agent.
Elizabeth is, simply stated, the best. Here are a few things that I think really separate her from the pack. Extremely personable and responsive. She's available 24x7 and extremely thorough and productive. Represents her client's interests, always. Her intelligence is evidence in her witty banter and carries through to her thoroughness and quality of work. 4. She's local: she knows not only the market, but also the players (agents, brokers, etc.) and they all know she's in it to win. That's a huge advantage to have in a particularly hot market. She knows what it takes to get the job done. She does and she will. I cannot recommend her enough and will surely be using her to list my place when/if I ever sell.
Elizabeth is extremely knowledgeable on the market, professional and responsive to any questions or concerns. She also provided great local referrals.
Elizabeth’s unique insights proffered during the hunt for a home were invaluable and reveal her breadth of experience in real estate, from fit to financing. She was able to quickly, accurately assess our needs and cull and customize our search accordingly to make what can be a harrowing process a pleasant one instead. She is also a very skilled and compelling negotiator – absolutely someone you want on your team. Utterly prompt in her responses to even the most mundane or granular of inquiries, Elizabeth went above and beyond typical broker duties.