I pride myself in being a relocation expert! I grew up in this town and know firsthand what it has to offer. I also vividly remember what it was like when I moved back to Rochester after being away for a few years! This great city of ours has something for everyone. It’s just a matter of connecting with the right people and places!
I believe being a great listener is one of the reasons I’m so successful. I make an effort to really listen to my clients and learn their needs. I want every client and every family to have the best, smoothest transition possible. Moving to a new area is a big leap but I promise I will help minimize your stress.
WHAT TO DO?
CALL ME. If you are relocating to the area, call me and we can make a plan. It’s helpful for me to hear what your hopes and concerns are as we start this process.
RESEARCH. Start to read about the area. I can help with this! I have some great resources. Here’s a link from the University of Rochester website that will help provide a good starting point. Generally my clients are most interested in schools, healthcare, property values, safety, arts and local culture. But there are so many other pieces to relocation. Perhaps your child is very active in a sports group or club and you want to find something locally. I can help with all of this!
PLAN A VISIT. As I mentioned, Rochester really has something for everyone. Maybe you want a home with great schools and lots of land. Or, maybe you’d prefer to be near your work and not have to spend hours taking care of a yard. Do you want to be able to walk to a town/village? Do you like new-builds or historical treasures? Once you’ve identified your hopes we can make a plan. I always tailor my visits to the needs of my clients.
FIND YOUR DREAM HOME! There is nothing that makes me happier than finding a client his/her dream home in my hometown!
THE FOLLOWING REVIEW WAS WRITTEN BY AN OUT-OF-TOWN CLIENT:
I cannot say enough great things about the experience we had with Amy Petrone as our real estate agent in our home search. She is amazing!! Due to the nature of my husband’s job, we knew for many months that we would be relocating to the Rochester area (from out of state) before we were able to actually move and get settled. Amy worked patiently and diligently with us as we determined what was best for our family (including spending several months in a rental before searching for a home to purchase, which Amy also helped us to secure), and made us feel very comfortable and confident in our decisions, which ultimately led to us purchasing a home in Pittsford.
Amy is a true professional who is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market, and who was an excellent and trustworthy guide for us as we navigated our home search in the Rochester area over an extended period of time. When we were searching for our home, Amy was extremely knowledgeable, detail-oriented, hard-working, responsive, and always listened to what we had to say. In fact, after listening to us explain what was important to us in a home, Amy suggested a neighborhood that she thought would be a perfect fit for us, and she was right — that is where we ended up purchasing our home, and we could not be happier! In addition to her high-level of professional skills, Amy is personable, engaging and kind, and put us at ease during an otherwise stressful time for our family. We truly enjoyed the time that we got to spend with Amy throughout the whole process.
Once we decided to put in an offer, Amy was highly skilled in the negotiation process. She gave excellent advice and counsel and showed that she is truly a master of her trade as she helped us close on our purchase. Relocating here from out of state, we have also looked to Amy for countless recommendations — from contractors to painters to snow removal companies (and even a pediatrician for our kids!) — and her recommendations have always been spot-on.
I would highly recommend Amy to my friends, family, and anyone who asked me for a real estate agent in our area. We could not be happier with our experience of working with Amy to purchase our house!
Call me! I can’t wait to welcome you to my amazing hometown! Rochester is a wonderful place to live!