"I first met Amy when I was looking at houses for sale on the Internet. The first house that really caught my attention was a home on Goldfinch Rd in Durham that Amy and her business partner Paul had recently refurbished. The home was beautiful; the work on the home was professional, up-to-date with the latest trends, and unique.
At the time I was not even sure I could even qualify to buy a home, so when I talked with Amy she suggested talking to Joanne who is a mortgage broker that she works with.
When we went into each house, Amy was very knowledgeable and always had a vision for each home we went in to. She would point out the positive things about each one, the things that I would not have picked up on. She also pointed out things that I would need to consider if I bought each home. I was quite impressed with her ability to walk into a home and size it up with pros, cons and things that could improve each one.
At that point I started to work more with Joanne. During this process Joanne was very supportive and never faltered in her goal of getting my loan approved. I think she was on a mission, especially since I am a Disabled Veteran! However, I believe she is on a mission with every mortgage that she works on.
I ran into a couple of hurdles, but we managed to work together closely and the mortgage was approved. Joanne and Amy were both readily available and I am not sure that if I had chosen another team, if things would have ever worked out. I am so grateful to both of them for all they did to help me realize my dream of owning my own home."
~ Carolyn, East Hampton, CT
"Waterside Real Estate Development, Inc., recently had the wonderful experience of working with the staging division of Sounds Homes.
We were about to put a recently renovated raised ranch on the market and at the last minute decided we should stage it. Amy Stefanowski, the owner of the company, was incredibly flexible to work with us on short notice and to keep within our budget. We found her ideas very creative and our house was staged within a few days. The best part was that the house sold almost immediately and for more than our asking price. This was a pleasant surprise since there was a house almost exactly like ours only one street away. It was on for less and is still on the market.
The staging was definitely a factor in our house selling so quickly.
Even though we sold the house so fast we decided to go ahead with our scheduled open house in an attempt to locate future buyers. During the open house we received numerous compliments on the staging from realtors and potential buyers. Amy’s business cards flew off the counter.
One of our better business decisions was to work with Amy on our staging. She has wonderful design sense and the knowledge to know what current buyers are looking for."
~ Lynn and Scotty, Waterside Real Estate Development Inc.