TOP REAL ESTATE AGENT IN NEW JERSEY SIRLENE LIMA
Sharp negotiating skills, quick thinking, and a reputation of excellence are vital to Sirlene Lima of Hoboken, New Jersey. Sirlene has built a real estate career from the ground up, setting herself apart with her unique brand and style. This visionary professional is defined by innovation, diverse expertise, and an ability to take risks in order to excel. Sirlene firmly believes in delivering superior client service, and prides herself on her ethical approach to doing business.
Having immigrated to the United States with just a suitcase of clothing, and a strong work ethic instilled by her parents, Sirlene has been selling real estate full-time since 2015. She’s proceeded to make a trusted name for herself as an agent who truly cares about her clients, and is committed to ensuring the best purchase or sale experience possible. Sirlene wants her drive and success to be an inspiration to her children and example of life’s most valuable lessons, such as: “No matter where you come from, you can achieve what you put your mind to, as long as you respect people, stay positive, are professional, and work hard. It’s important to always remain confident and believe in yourself, despite inevitable challenges you will face. Mostly, don’t be afraid of being different.”
Sirlene goes on to explain, “I consider myself street smart because I had to learn how to survive and take responsibility at a very young age. I therefore am programmed to always think outside the box, and usually never accept ‘no’ for an answer. I also am willing to admit and apologize for my mistakes, and am open to learning from my competition and clients. I never hesitate to ask questions or provide information to other agents and brokers, with whom it is imperative to build relationships. This business can be difficult if industry peers do not support one another.”
Serving clients in six counties in Northern New Jersey, Sirlene just completed studies to obtain her real estate license in New York as well, which is less than 20 minutes from her home base. Her experience as an émigré has informed her choices, and made her an expert on relocation services. “Having moved here from Brazil, I am highly qualified to assist international clients relocating from other countries, many of whom have contacted me via my Facebook business page. My goal is to turn my Facebook page in a resource of information.”
Staying educated is important to Sirlene. She spends a lot time previewing properties and buildings to keep up to date and abreast of all the regulations, amenities and staff, so she can provide comprehensive information and answer her clients’ inquiries. Sirlene additionally holds numerous open houses throughout the year.” Open houses are where many clients meet their agents. My responsibility is to help them find the right property for their needs, negotiate the best price, streamline their transaction, and provide the most satisfactory experience overall. For me, providing great service is about more than the money; rather, it’s about the reward and excitement of seeing the smile on a buyer’s face when an offer is accepted, or a deal closes.”
With a highly respectable rate of referral business that is over 65%, Sirlene is clearly doing something right. Top-quality service, and empowering her clients, are the primary reasons for this. Sirlene is dedicated to personal-touch service and performing her best at all times. She attends every showing and closing personally, and her work comes from the heart. “Real estate involves properties and closing deals, but is mainly a business of people and relationships. There is no deeper joy than helping people with the purchase of a dream home or the sale of a prized property.” Sirlene also points to her core beliefs as the factors that have catapulted her success. “Customers always come first. I exchange in open communication, seek to understand, and put ideas before results. Integrity is equally paramount.”
Sirlene gives every client the same level of attention whether they are buying or selling a multimillion-dollar home or a moderately-priced apartment. Ongoing contact, even well beyond the transaction, goes a long way in maintaining a lasting rapport. “I make sure to send my clients postcards, remember their birthdays, or the anniversary of their purchase or sale to let them know I’m thinking about them. I do this out of my gratitude for their trust in me.”
To optimize service to sellers, Sirlene is a firm believer in marketing through social media and cutting-edge technology, and she makes the most of it. “Selling property is both an art and a science which requires the creativity, experience and knowledge. When I take on a listing or represent a buyer, I am 100% committed to their individual needs. I understand how to properly price and market a property globally to maximize targeted buyers’ interest, obtain the highest market value, and ensure that the process goes smoothly, and in a timely fashion.”
Going well above and beyond is another of Sirlene’s hallmark qualities. She has been known to pay out of her own pocket to offer services that will help facilitate a sale. “I love what I do and strive to make my clients happy. I set high goals for myself, especially when it involves helping people during one of life’s most major investment decisions.”
Sirlene is passionate in everything she does. Outside of her work, she makes time to volunteer at a local hospital where she previously worked, helping children with cancer and donating blood when she can. She also loves spending time with her own children, and looks forward to traveling to Brazil every year to visit family.
According to Sirlene, “I am who I am today; my foundation and essence will never change. If you follow me on Instagram or are friends with me on Facebook, you will see me connected to real estate, but you will also learn how I spend my days, mainly with family and friends. My brand may be constantly evolving, however my core values will always stay rock solid.” Sirlene looks forward to providing you with the highest level of real estate service excellence when the time comes to buy, rent or sell.