TOP REAL ESTATE AGENT IN NEW YORK APRIL H. MONACO
Top Agent April H. Monaco of Houlihan Lawrence in Pelham, New York is that rare realtor who brings to the table not only a deep well of knowledge,commitment and determination, but also an affable demeanor and can-do attitude that her many buyers and sellers have come to love.
Having worked in various sales positions her entire career, April is currently entering her eighteenth year in the real estate business. “I was expecting my second child,” she says of her entry into the industry, “and I wanted to work and be a sales person even while on maternity leave, but didn’t want to be too far from home. I called my husband and told him I wanted to be an agent,and he thought I meant when the kids were grown. I told him I’d already signed up for weekend courses, and he was like, what?
Fast forward all these years later. ”While acknowledging that there are some benefits to the team construct, April prefers to work solo. “I like to do the whole package from start to finish. I love meeting new clients or young families, and helping them through the whole process. I like to create the nice feeling of a relationship, and a lot of my past clients are absolutely my friends now.” With a rate of repeat and referral business that hovers around 40%, April is obviously doing something right. “I think my clients would say that I understand them,” she says. A sense of empathy imbues every one of April’s transactions. “I was once a young home buyer myself,” she says. And it was emotional,it was stressful. There are so many parts of the puzzle that need to mesh, and if you have an agent who is pressuring you, that’snot fair. I really put myself in their position and remember how I felt. I think that’s something my clients recognize in me, that I’m not going to push, I’m going to be understanding of the situation,and that I’m not only going to help them find a house, I’m going to help them find a neighborhood that feels like home.”As a Premier Agent on Zillow, April has amassed an impressive number of five-star reviews that uniformly sing her praises as a consummate professional, whether she’s working with buyers or sellers. Among the many glowing testimonials is this one: “April is amazing. Not only is she a good person but she’s a fantastic realtor. The first time we met April was to take a look at a house. She ended up showing us three that day and the third, the one I thought I’d like the least, we bought. She is always very quick to respond. Helped us negotiate, and made the transaction as smooth as she could. I highly recommend April if you’re looking for a home of your own.”
When asked what she likes most about what she does, April replies, “Everything. I really do. The initial meeting of clients,taking them around, getting to know them. So many parts of this business I love. It’s not an easy business by any stretch. There’s no such thing as spare time. I put my all into it, and I love every part of it because I love meeting people and making new relationships. It’s part of who I am.”
Extremely active in her community, April is a member of the local Junior League, and is a fervent supporter of her children’s schools. When she’s not working, she loves listening to music and relaxing with her husband and four children.If April could pass one message on to potential new clients, it would be this: “I want them to know that I’m always willing and eager to listen to them, to lend an ear, and to help them anyway I can.”
For more information about APRIL H. MONACO, call 914-738-2006 ext. 271 or email AMonaco@houlihanlawrence.com