Yaakov was great. He was patient. He showed me properties that I might like, not pie in the sky properties. Yaakov me when he thought something was wrong and we should move on. He is a fearless, but tactful negotiator.
Yaakov is a wonderful real estate agent. He is very thorough in his knowledge (he can talk with knowledge about the different types of buildings and what that might mean for a buyer, how to maintain the outside of your home, including landscape stuff specific to South Florida, etc.) and at the same time respectful of his clients, giving them the right amount of space to truly make their own decisions in regards to the sale or purchase of their home.
I felt so comfortable working with him, he was was always avaialbe, ready to help with all the paperwork, answer questions or just ease my fears throughout the process. He was quick to offer solutions when the process got sticky, and seemed to really understand the complexities of real estate (espeically in today’s market).
I redily recommend him any time I hear of someone interested in buying or selling a home, he really is the only game in town.
Couldn’t have asked for a better, more professional, more responsive agent. Would HIGHLY recommend to anyone needing assistance in buying a home, selling a home, renting, or any kind of general relocation assistance. Local market knowledge and in-depth approach cannot be beat, nor can this man’s honesty and integrity.
Wow where to begin! My experience with Mr Waldman was very impressive. I have dealt with other realtors and he was by far the best one and i say this with all honesty. He not only helped us find our new place to call home he listened to what we were intrested in, did not show us properties beyond our means, showed us places with what we wanted.He was very responsive to our calls and e-mails never ignored our request or concerns.I would recommend him to anyone and if ever i need in the future to buy he would be our choice.
Thank You, Sincerly
Yaakov was our property manager in Davie for several years. I found him to be consistently pleasant, tackling all assignments with dedication and a smile. He was an asset to our housing development constant issues. Yaakov proved to be extraordinarily helpful by assuming a leadership role for our large housing development. Thanks again Yaakov!
Yaakov suggested numerous improvements which made my home more marketable. He is a skilled negotiator and was extremely responsive every step of the way. I was particularly impressed with his rapport with other agents listing homes in the same community. The information obtained enhanced our knowledge of the market and enabled me to make informed decisions. Every aspect of the sale was handled in a most respectful and professional manner and I would highly recommend Yaakov to anyone needing real estate expertise.
Yaakov helped us buy our first home. He made himself available at all time, answered all our questions and walked us through the entire process with an incredible amount of patients and knowledge.
Yaakov handled the sale of my condo, and was meticulous with all the details. He knows South Florida’s real estate market well, and was able to save me alot of money in what could have been a very difficult process, he made very simple. I highly recommend Yaakov, for any of your real estate needs, he is always my go to guy!
Yaakov took our listing which after 5 months was still vacant, came in and took better pictures, mentioned somethings that needed fixing (which we took care of) and got it rented within 30 days. He then proceeded to sell a property for us for 20k more then another offer we were considering. He’s the real deal.
Simply put…the most professional, courteous, knowledgeable real estate agent in the business.
Q+What can I say about Yaakov Waldman? Our house demanded a lot more attention and negotiation than a typical purchase and Yaakov was there for us throughout it all! Late night calls, negotiating terms that were favourable for us and advice that first time home buyers sorely needed…
I tell everyone I know in south Florida, if you need a caring agent that knows his stuff and, above all, is trustworthy and confidential you need look no further than Yaakov!
He analyzed right away that the buyer had financial issues that allowed us to be prepared when problems occurred.
He knew what improvements I should make in order to expediate the sale.
He priced the house properly.
He kept moderate pressure on the bank lending the money to the buyer to keep us informed.
He fosted a good impression of the seller to the buyer by explaining that the seller did not want to have an esculation clause in the contract.
From day one, Yaakov was efficient, responsive, knowledgable and most of all, treated this sale like it was his own. He understood the market to every last detail. He gave his expertise advice when needed but respected the final decision of the home owner especially with price adjustments. It never felt like he was rushed or in it for his brokerage commission. It was obvious he wanted his clients to be happy with the end result. I highly recommend Yaakov Waldman for any future real estate transactions.
Yaakov Waldman (and Kobi Berkson) represented my wife and me this Summer (2013) in the sale of our condo in the Coronado complex in Aventura.
Following prep of the unit under Yaakov’s supervision, he sold our unit in seven days, at an excellent price, slightly reduced from the listing price, as a cash sale which closed a few days ago.
This prompt sale was much aided by a website presentation that included excellent photographs of our condo unit, and a fine description of its features.
Throughout this process, Yaakov consistently provided me with excellent advice on all pertinent subjects, including practical advice regarding presentation matters, as well as financial advice regarding listing price, and sensible negotiations recommendations, in the course of negotiations with several prospects.
Also, and of great importance to me, Yaakov was at all times promptly reachable, and at all times very courteous and at pains to understand and respond to our interests and concerns. I am pleased to give Yaakov and Kobi the highest recommendation; we could not have been more pleased with their services, which made an often contentious process a pleasure. Philippe Koenig
My husband and I were looking to purchase a home in the Hollywood community of Emerald Hills. We were most interested in the Hollywood Oaks development, however, Yaakov knew our price range and showed us the appropriate properties outside of the development. Yaakov worked diligently doing research prior to showing us properties so as not to waste any time as we were moving from Boca Raton. Yaakov is extremely knowledgeable about the community and the market. Yaakov is a very honest, trustworthy, principled and outgoing individual and has excellent relationships with other brokers and realtors in the area. Yaakov not only offered knowledge of the homes and market, but was a continuous support with our negotiations with multiple properties. Ultimately, we did decide on and purchase a beautiful home in the Oaks development. It was not an easy negotiation as there were issues that came up after the agreement and Yaakov worked tirelessly to reach an agreement acceptable to all parties. I don’t think the deal would have closed in the same way using any other realtor. Yaakov is a true professional and wonderful individual and I would highly recommend using him for any purchase or sale. He will go above and beyond.
I highly recommend the WaldmanBerkson group. We just moved from Toronto to Miami and Yaacov and Kobi were just amazing in making the moving process so smoothly in purchasing our new home. I want to thank them again.
I am pleased to publicly endorse, commend, and recommend Yaakov for his broker abilities. Not only is he respectful and a pleasure to work with, but his calm and effective demeanor is coupled with his assertiveness and ability to see a deal close. I had the privilege of working with Yaakov on both the purchase and sale of my home in Hollywood, FL.
Yaakov even went above and beyond the call of duty by assisting in the maintenance and improvements of the house while I was in NY. He single handedly acted as a manager of the house arranging for all the significant repairs and improvements. He further went above and beyond by personally repairing and maintaining the house and yard himself. He acted as if he was the homeowner making the appearance of the property more than presentable for marketing purposes.
He was my advocate throughout the process and always looked out for my best interests. There are many brokers in the Broward County area of which I could have used. There was no question that Yaakov was the broker for me. I KNOW that those who’ve used him before will understand my sincere position on his abilities and his attention to his clients.
I appreciate him as a broker and respect him as a person with the utmost integrity. Recommending him alone would not do him justice. I cannot understand why someone would ever consider using someone else. Thank you, Yaakov.
Kobi Berkson and Yaakov Waldman are hands-on, attentive realtors. They gave of their time and expertise to show us prospective homes in the neighborhood. They are very familiar with the area, enthusiastic about helping prospective clients find a home, and professional in their negotiation skills. Thumbs up!
Words can not explain how wonderful these guys are. Yaakov and Kobi are the best realtors I have ever came in contact with. First of all, they are very professional and they treat their clients as celebrities. They answered my calls and emails, and always make time to respond timely. They are very knowledgable of the market and their opinions, suggestions and promises are definitely on point. When they told me my house would get a cash deal, they committed to it and got me a cash deal… They had a contract for my house in less than a week and my family and I were on our way… The deal was sealed…I had no worries, they did all the leg work for me while I sat back and watched them sell my house in a flash. Their work was super professional, as they guided on what to do before selling and what to do after selling…They took the most professional photos, and marketed my house as if it was the only house in the world… I am very excited and grateful for their help… Once I am ready to sell again, they will be the first and only realtors I will call to get the job done… Thanks once again, Yaakov and Kobi.
These two men are the finest in their field! They are extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. They work really hard, so that you don’t have to. They took us by the hand and lead us the whole way through the process; from the beginning to the closing table. From the start they helped us prep our house for a sale. They set up a photographer (a very skilled one) to come out and take amazing photos of our home. I was extremely impressed with the quality and beauty of the photos. They gave us pointers on what we needed to do to make it easier on us. They had the listing up the next business day after the pictures were taken and had an offer on the table with in 24 hours of our listing being active! Talk about fast and efficient! Not to mention we closed with in three weeks of accepting the offer.
Even more impressive, when we accepted the offer, we hadn’t even started looking for our next home. They set everything up, took us around showing us house after house and once we chose a house, they made it happen. They made everything work so beautifully together that we closed on the sale of our house on a Monday and the following day closed on the new home. They made it work so flawless and so smooth. The amount of work that they put in to our sale/purchase of our homes so that they could coordinate so perfectly, still has me in awe. So thankful to have had the pleasure of working with these fine gentlemen.
Yaakov Waldman and Kobi are truly outstanding realtors. They helped us sell two investment properties inside two months. This to us was phenomenal as we had used another realtor prior to meeting Yaakov and Kobi . Unfortunately, we exhausted six months with the prior realtor who couldn’t move the units.
Kobi and Yaakov were very professional and were very savvy with all aspects from marketing , advising, structuring and ultimately selling both units. They were always available and went above and beyond to exceed our expectations. They even helped us with other real estate affairs after the sale of our units.
We highly recommend Kobi and Yaakov in everything related to Real Estate.
I recently bought a house in Emerald Hills and had the pleasure of working with Yaakov Waldman (capably supported by Kobi Berkson) who represented the seller in this transaction. I am also a licensed realtor and represented myself as the buyer. Throughout the process, Yaakov was at all times highly professional, never forgetting that he represented the seller in this transaction but at the same time being understanding of a buyers concerns and working tirelessly towards a successful closing that both the seller and buyer would feel good about. He was easily contactable throughout the process, and on multiple occasions willing to be at the property on behalf of the seller at short notice to facilitate my inspections, appraisals and contractor quotations.
I found him very responsive to any concerns, very easy to get along with, very communicative and willing to do whatever he could to help. Yaakov & Kobi represent what every realtor should aspire to be!
We were out of state during the entire process and never had a moments worry. Yaakov was professional, knowledgable he gained our confidence and the transaction went off smoothly. Thank you Yaakov Waldman
Yaakov helped me to sell my home. I called him and we scheduled appointment to review my home. He took care about photoset for ad to put online. All photo expenses were on him. Yaakov is very responsive. Every question answered almost immediately even if I asked him around 10pm by email. Buyers started to come to my house couple times a week. Which is not bad. I think. I’m a first time home seller. When I was out of country I left my keys to Yaakov and he was able to show my home to buyers himself. Also Yaakov advised and protected me signing contract during sale as buyer wanted a contract which enforces me to fix everything before closing, however Yaakov negotiated to change contract to sale home AS IS. Yaakov recommended me legal representative for closing which took care about all paper work. So all my effort for home sale was to show home to buyers when I’m in and sign closing documents the day before closing. Closing went very smoothly and I got my wire transfer next day. I’m very happy I found Yaakov for my home sale and definitely recommend him! Good job!
Extenuating circumstances delayed our physical search and selection of a homes that spanned the length of the eastern section of Broward County. While living out of state Yaakov maintained contact with us and provided us with tools that increased our ability to search for and retain homes of interest until we were able to see the properties in person. Yaakov was extremely helpful in identifying factors of various properties that could become problematic, resulting in our ability to make sound decisions regarding our home purchase. Even while he was on vacation, Yaakov maintained contact with us and answered questions without once losing his professional demeanor or sounding exasperated. I would recommend him to anyone searching for residential and/or commercial properties.
Working with Yaakov was very easy. He was available, knowledgable, and pleasant to deal with. He made the process smooth and seamless. Thank you Yaakov!
When looking to sell or lease your place, we tend to think that we can do just as good a job as any Realtor, or even better, as it’s our place. So i went ahead and posted my listing on facebook, craigslist, got the word out to friends – but to no avail. I contacted Yaakov to see what he could do, and i was beyond impressed! He constantly went out of his way to make the process more convenient, especially since I wasn’t in the vicinity of the property. He never pushed me to just finish the deal, but always tried to make sure that i was comfortable and happy with what i was getting – even if it didn’t necessarily fit his own interests, he put me first. Even when the deal was completed, he didn’t stop there, he helped communicate small minor issues to keep both parties happy and assure that things went smoothly. He is a Realtor that goes above and beyond the call of duty. He really made me feel like i was family.
My mother-in-law passed away this year after a long medical battle. In addition to the emotional loss, my husband and I were responsible for the sale of her home. A good friend recommended Yaakov and we feel so blessed that she did! Yaakov truly is an expert in the Emerald Hills real estate market! He is professional, prompt, courteous, and a absolute pleasure to work with. Thank you Yaakov for making a difficult time much, much easier! Jennifer Forman
Very good experience working with Yaakov. He provided exceptional service at all hours of the day. He has a large amount of market knowledge and vendor connections which helped me out a lot. Yaakov never put pressure to buy and made everything really easy and smooth. I never felt rushed. He has a lot of patience. Highly recommended.
We just moved from Canada to Florida, and contacted Yaakov through a recommendation from a friend that used him. We knew very little about the Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood area, and Yaakov took the time to explain everything to us. Coming from the Canadian market where things work very differently, Yaakov had endless patience and understanding throughout the whole process. We just moved into our new home and could not be happier! We highly recommend using him, and cannot say enough good things about him!!
Yaakov expertly represented us in a short sale purchase. Yaakov was very knowledgeable, patient, and always available and responsive. He showed his expert and confident experience in handling all negotiations, and navigating through complicated legal issues, including bankruptcy and foreclosure. For our short sale purchase, Yaakov worked extremely hard in lengthy negotiations with the bank, association, and seller. Yaakov also guided us in finding the right lender for our needs, as well as a reputable escrow agent. Yaakov provides trustworthy advice based on extensive knowledge and experience. I recommend him fully.
Yaakov worked with us to find and buy a home in Hollywood, FL. He is truly an amazing realtor and a great person! He was always very patient, knowledgeable, and responsive. He did a great job negotiating a good deal on our home. He was incredibly patient showing us homes until we found the one we liked. We never felt pressured to purchase. Whenever I needed to contact him, he was always available, and he took the time to explain every part of the process to me. He really goes above and beyond and always makes you feel like you’re his number one priority. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs anything related to real estate!
Yaakov Waldman made the entire process a real pleasure. He was extremely patient , he showed us many homes until he found us the right home at the right price. He is very professional, and a true pleasure to deal with. I have and will be recommending him again and again. Thanks so much
I waited a few weeks to write as often times there is too much excitement at closing and something less than genuine may be written. So understand, this is accurate. I’ll start with Yaakov’s personality; He is fresh, funny, very intelligent, and patient. He quickly and accurately picked up on the parameters for the house search I was interested in. He showed me numerous houses that I had asked to see and even less that he recommended. I ended up purchasing one of the few he recommended. (I wasted more of our time than he did.) He was to the point and was cognizant that I was taking time off work to look. Further, he told me the truth about each house. He wasn’t aiming for the highest commission nor the fastest sale. He was interested in finding me a home, When it came to the actual purchase, I chose a very difficult foreclosure swap. This is where Yaakov’s skill and knowledge proved invaluable. He introduced me to the first layer of what I will call “Team Yaakov”. His mortgage gal was 10 times better than the person I intended to use. Not only was she responsive, answered texts after hours on occasion, but she understood the timing sequence. He brought in a real estate attorney due to the complexity of the purchase. His guy paid for his wages and then some due to catching “sneaky” clauses and then arguing for my favor after a few open violations were discovered and his added clauses saved our hide. If you ever need an excellent real estate attorney, look up Jonathan Benitah. I can tell you that Jonathan and Yaakov tag teamed the bank’s team and really worked hard at saving me money and ensuring everyone did as agreed. Yaakov and his team were professionals through and through… Even post-purchase Yaakov was helpful. My roofer decided he had bigger projects to complete so canceled the day before he was supposed to start, Yaakov recommended a company who came in $400 lower than the lowest bid and started with the repair the next day. All in all; Yaakov was the most professional and well put together real estate agent I’ve ever worked with. I highly recommend Yaakov Waldman and suggest using him and “Team Yaakov”.
We had a very tight timeline to buy and very specific needs and Yaakov worked with us quickly and efficiently to ensure we got our dream house at the right price and on time! He was personable yet professional and he walked us through the entire process and reassured us as needed. I would strongly recommend Yaakov to both family and friends!!