Julie & Robert
Simon knew the market really well and guided us every step of the way. We got multiple offers and closed over asking! Simon is a great person as well and I always felt comfortable calling with any questions or concerns.
Simon has helped me purchase two properties and sell two properties. I whole-heartedly recommend him. He knows the market well, he gives great advice regarding pricing and strategy, he's responsive, and he's a great person.
Anand & Mona
Simon was amazing! He showed us many homes, all very specific to what we asked him for. He’s also well connected and has people for everything (all who are fantastic). Simply put, the best in the business.
Keith & Jesscia
Simon Westfall-Kwong helped me buy a home in Watchung, NJ. Long story short, he helped us save $75,000 on the purchase with tough negotiating, and coached us through every aspect of the transaction, including referring us to the army of vendors required (i.e., home, chimney and septic inspections, mortgage broker, etc.). You won't find a harder working, more professional, more responsive or knowledgeable agent.
Joan & Brian
very professional and pleasant! patient about showing us multiple houses as we changed our minds about price and location. John was our patient house explorer.
Harsh & Ranjeeta
Super patient, honest, transparent, well-organized, smart and knows the area like the back of his hand - what else can you ask for in a real-estate agent! We have bought houses before but this was the first time I felt that we would have been worse off without an agent. Simon helped us get our dream house, within our budget in 10 days.
Brian & Paul
We can't say enough about how great it was to work with Simon. He made the whole buying process smooth and easy. We were relocating from the Atlanta area to NJ and he was in great communication setting up appointments, reviewing homes, and just keeping the process moving right along. Definitely give Simon a call if you need an agent in NJ! We will definitely use him if we need to sell our house in the future.
He has been the best realtor!!! My family was very picky and took a long time to search for the right house. It actually took us almost two years to find our home. But Simon was so patient throughout the entire process. He was always working on for our best interests and was so clever on bringing down the price to what we wanted. He was very responsive and always got back to us even after working hours. We felt that he was not trying to sell but trying to find us right home. We could tell that he really cared about his clients and very caring even toward the closing date. He was the best person to make the whole process so pleasant. We will definitely ask him again for our real estate sales when the time comes!!!
Simon was exceedingly responsive. We met Simon via zillow after contacting him about a different property he had listed. We were pleasantly surprised by not only the properties he chose to show us, but also by his willingness to entertain our curiosity about others. He is a great balance-- a pretty hands-off agent who follows a client's lead without being pushy, but he also provides useful guidance at the right step in the process.
Sarah & Ben
Simon was amazing!!! Not only was his knowledge of the area extensive- he encouraged us to keep looking when he sensed that we had reservations (but felt pressured to make a move in a highly sought after area). He knew the worth of the homes we viewed and anticipated inflationary in the market.
Simon was patient, responsive and knew our exact needs and preferences after only a couple showings. Something we found particularly helpful as he didn't waste our time with showings and ran over and evaluated properties when we expressed interest. His negotiating was firm yet fair and ultimately we landed in a home we love. I wouldn't hesitate to refer Simon to anyone.
Derick & Marica
|Simon understands the market very well. He actually knew the place we wanted before we knew. He's great at marketing / prep for sale and is highly responsive throughout the process and even after the process. Simon helped us with a sale and purchase. I would recommend him in a second for either a sale or purchase in the Millburn / Short HIlls area.|
Hu Die Fei
|I never recommended anyone for anything, but I definitely recommend Simon. He is the best realtor I have ever seen. He is so professional, detail and honest. He knew exactly what I wanted and guided me step by step to make sure everything was perfect, fast, and going smoothly. On my case, he cared more about his customer’s satisfaction than his own. He sold my house, and I also asked him to find my next dream house|
|Simon is so totally committed to his clients that, even in the most challenging of markets, he keeps the process sane. His communication skills are outstanding; he keeps you up to the minute on what's going on with your home and the market. I'm a techie professional and really appreciated his use of all available technologies to market my home, keep me informed and to close the deal. His knowledge of the local market and trends is superior to any real estate professional I have known. He's an astute observer of your needs yet knows how to guide you in decisions that will accomplish your goals. He is a totally committed, dedicated real estate professional.|
David & Mary
|Simon Westfall-Kwong got the job done with great intelligence and skill. He understood market conditions, pricing, and had deep insight into the best way to prepare the home for showing. He answered all communications swiftly and listened carefully to our needs. I would recommend him without hesitation.|
Valerie & Michael
|If you are looking for a house or looking to sell your home in the South Orange/Maplewood/Millburn area then look no further than realtor Simon Westfall/Kwong. As soon as we began working with Simon we knew we had the right guy on our side. His local knowledge of the area as a resident and his professionalism was exceptional and far beyond the average realtor. He is well respected in the industry and he is about the friendliest guy you will ever meet! He also has the ability to put pressure on others in the closing to get things done timely and right, which is just one of the reasons you want him on your side during the stressful process of buying/selling a house. Simon continued to search until he found us the perfect house and never became frustrated over us turning down many of the listings he showed us. He researched houses, forwarded listings, returned phone calls immediately, took us out weekends/weeknights and joined us at open houses. He was incredibly persistent in finding our family just what we were looking for, even if this search took a while. He did not stop until he found us the right home and more importantly, at the right price. We have been in our new house for three weeks thanks to Simon and the service hasn't stopped. He still stops by to check on us and offers his local knowledge of the area, helps with recommendations, etc. We have gained a dear friend with Simon Westfall/Kwong and my husband and I both could not give a higher recommendation.|
Dan & Kirsten
|I know it sounds like a cliche, but Simon helped us find our dream home. We lived in the NYC area for years but had a toddler who needed more space to grow up, and so we decided to move to South Orange. My wife reached out to Simon and within days he had lined up nearly a dozen places within our price range for us to look at. We fell in love with a house that had several interested parties. Simon helped us figure out the best way to quickly get the property under contract, then skillfully navigated us through all the headaches that come with the inspection, follow-ups with contractors, etc. The whole process went without a hitch due to Simon's expertise. I should also add he's extremely friendly and easy to reach. Highly recommended|
Scott & Lesile
|Simon was terrific throughout the whole process. In the early stages we really appreciated his time and patience, in helping us understand the towns and properties within our search area. And later when we narrowed our focus (Maplewood, NJ), we really leveraged his local expertise to maximize our price point and find value in the market. We're thriled with our new home, and thought Simon was an outstanding partner/advocate from start to finish.|
Kathernie & John
|Simon was wonderful to work with. We met with him, not really knowing what we wanted. He steered us towards the community that was best for us and helped us with making the house we had to see as attractive as possible while helping us find the perfect home for our family. Simon has a good sense of humor too, and is very honest while representing his clients best interests. If you are looking for an excellent realtor, Simon is definitely one!|
| Simon is a high energy real estate maven. He's knowledgeable, upbeat, patient in explaining the intricacies of house buying to citified neophytes, and always upbeat and positive. He will advocate strongly for your interests and give you a straight and honest assessment of your standing at all stages of the process.|
He also has an extensive contact base and will be able to point you to the right service people for most any post purchase needs you may have.
Jarrett & Patrick
|Simon was hardworking and dedicated in helping us to find the perfect home. His was patient and responsive throughout the entire process and I would recommend him to family and friends without reservations.|
Steve & Brenda
| After five years in our three-bedroom Maplewood home my wife and I decided that our growing family needed more space. When we happened to meet Simon Westfall-Kwong at a Montrose open-house, we knew we had found our match. He promised to be available to us throughout the stressful selling and buying process and he won us over with his personality and sincerity. After giving our house a reality show makeover (including loaning us furniture and accessories of his own) Simon managed to price and sell our house quickly despite the sagging real-estate market. He found us a good buyer, walked us through each step of the selling process and always represented our best interests. Once our house sold and closing was set for two months later the hunt was on for the "perfect" house for a family with a variety of needs and desires. |
I wanted a large private yard, central air conditioning and a nice basement for my toys; My wife wanted that ever-elusive combination of refinement and character; my son wanted a room large enough for his burgeoning collections, and my daughter wanted her own "princess" room . Our soon-to-be born son was most flexible. Of course this "perfect" house must have at least five bedrooms, have a new kitchen, be in the heart of Maplewood or South Orange and be offered at a heftily discounted price. Was this a challenge to Simon? Not at all. He tirelessly went to work, showing us more than 70 houses throughout Essex County. There was the Tudor without central air, the contemporary without charm and the colonial without a soccer field for a yard. Dragging my kids and I around from house to house during the day and showing the best to my wife at night Simon made us feel as if we were his most important clients.
Chi & Eric
| One word to describe Simon is AMAZING! I was looking to sell my home and buy another one and really did not know where to turn. I interviewed several real estate agents to assist me with this process. After interviewing Simon, I immediately knew who I would be hiring to the get this difficult task done. Simon gave us great suggestions to get the house ready. He even helped stage the house. We got an offer after four days of putting the house on the market. However, that was just half the battle.|
Looking for a house that was suitable for our needs was the other half of the battle. Simon listened to our needs and was able to find a house that we fell in love with. He got the job done and we were really appreciative of all his hard work. We will ALWAYS be using Simon as our real estate agent. He is professional, hard working, and always does his best to give you what you need.
Wendy & Virak
|We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have Simon's guidance and expertise in the sale of our two homes. From our first meeting until the closing of our second home, Simon provided us with his vast knowledge, superior judgment and tireless dedication. He routinely went above and beyond. His ability to facilitate and communicate was only exceeded by his accessibility and commitment. We cannot say enough in praise of Simon! While we were happy to have the "deals done," we will miss working with Simon on a professional level.|
Nick & Meg
|Simon helped maximized the sale price of our home with helpful tips and knowledge of what buyers are looking for. He also helped us lower the price of the home we purchased. Throughout the transaction, Simon was extremely responsive, even responding while on vacation with a 5 hour time difference. He was able to negotiate a reasonable outcome following inspections on both homes. We have used Simon before and would use him again.|
Kirti & Anshul
| Simon is an excellent realtor. He's very professional and was wonderful to work with. We met him on one of the open house (very glad that we did :) ) In the first meeting itself, he exactly knew what we were looking for and sent us the appropriate listings hence forth. He's very punctual and knowledgeable about the housing market. He's also very proactive and goes out of his way to get the information you need. Buying a new home is always a happy moment and Simon made it even more special by making the process so smooth. |
Germain & Jacqui
Simon helped us find our current home in the Glenwood section of Short Hills 3.5 years ago. When we started thinking we needed an upgrade to a bigger lot a year ago, we went back to Simon. I've worked with many real estate agents in the past, Simon stands out as one of the most honest, dependable and patient agents I've ever worked with. He is a long-time resident of Short Hills, and as a result, have an in-depth understanding of the area (not just Short Hills, but the surrounding towns as well). The second time around, our demands were even tougher than the first time -- we wanted a huge lot (1 acre); we didn't want to pay through our nose for it; and we wanted the house to be a good candidate for an extensive renovation. Simon delivered big time, on every front. I would not hesitate to recommend Simon for any of my friends or co-worders looking to buy or sell in the area ______________________________________________________________________________________-