What Our Clients Say....
Here is just a small sampling of what some past and current clients have to say about us:
"When my husband and I relocated to Atlanta, Georgia for his job in September, 2010, we arrived in town with one week to find a home and no real estate agent. We had spent a significant amount of time on the fabulous Hirsh Real Estate website looking at properties, and were thrilled when Ben agreed to take on the seemingly insurmountable task of helping us find the right place in such a short amount of time. Ben is the consummate professional--courteous, organized, and polished. He really listened to us and what we wanted from a home. So much stress was lifted off our shoulders once we had Ben on our side--we knew we were in good hands. To put it simply, my husband and I could not recommend Hirsh Real Estate Specialists highly enough, and we will definitely be using them for our future real estate needs!"
- - Andrea Perry Block
We had been working with Ben for over one year before we found our new home, and his patience and perseverance with us could not be matched! He discussed with us our risk tolerances and helped us formulate our non-negotiables, was flexible with our evolving parameters, and expertly guided us toward locations and possible houses that would meet our needs and wants. Ben took the time to fully share his knowledge of what to look for in a home's foundation, construction, and building materials to ensure that we were sufficiently aware of what we would be potentially purchasing and maintaining for years to come. For such an important purchase and significant investment, we highly recommend Ben to anyone who wants dedication, honest and expert guidance, and overall quality service from their agent.
- - Rob & Tobi Wiseman
I would like to thank you for all of yours and your team's assistance in helping Mija and I purchase our home. Although I wasn't able to view the home more than the one evening because I had to return to Michigan, MiJa had the opportunity to work with you closely during the negotiation and right up to the closing. You did an excellent job with the negotiation with the sellers and their agent especially with the delicate work due to the competing offer at the last minute. We were very happy you were able to get agreement on the price and terms with the seller agreeing to reduce the price due to the septic tank. All this just says that you go the extra mile and are an excellent negotiator and it clinched the deal for us with favorable results. I look forward to buying other properties with you after we get to settle in our new home. We expect to start the move in December and finish in January. For anyone who would read this, I would recommend the Hirsh Specialists to be their Realtor to either sell a home or buy one. Thanks again and we look forward to working with you in the future.
- - Mike and MiJa Lawson
I can't speak highly enough of the job that Ben did in helping me locate my home and then negotiate a great deal. My goal was to find a bargain purchase in a yet-to-emerge neighborhood and to find a seller with whom I could negotiate aggressively. The end result: I'm living a large 3-bedroom 1920 craftsman-style bungalow - which I got for a song (in fact, 100K less than its original listing price). Also, Ben is very patient with picky, slow-to-commit clients like myself. Thanks again, Ben, for the great job.
- - Job Seese
coming across your website was the best thing that happened to me in my move to Atlanta. I had spoken with a couple of real estate agents before contact you, and it turned out for the best. As soon as I reached out to you about a property on your website you immediately contacted me about any questions and concerns that I had. Not being from the area could have been a huge disadvantage to us, but because of the functionality of your website it made it seem like we were already in Atlanta. The only thing that I would recommend about your website, however you may not be able to do anything about it, is that we saw a lot of properties on the website that we loved but when we talked to you they were basically not really that price or unavailable. It wasn't that big of a deal though because we love the house you found for us. Another recommendation for the website, especially for people like us who are not from Atlanta, maybe put like a link to a website or a small description about the different areas of Atlanta and the type of people and atmosphere of the area. Other than that once we actually got to Atlanta we could not have asked for more. You were very organized and had a great approach to looking at different houses. You were honest with us about the actual properties and the locations that they were in. You were straightforward and answered every question that we had. You were very knowledgeable about the market and the properties you were selling. I appreciate everything that you did for us, and we will be contacting you in about 5 years when we decide to sell the house. Talk to you later
- - Teddy Amar
Hi Brian, I can't tell you how grateful I am that we found you! My mom actually found you online somehow, and gave me your contact information- Even though our first viewing wasn't ideal (my sickness, yikes), you were still very thoughtful and helpful! I really appreciated your candidness throughout the entire process. You waited to hear my thoughts, and then gave your honest advice in terms of character, construction, resell potential, as well as many other factors. You were patient with my waffle-ness (1 vs. 2 bedroom, location, etc.) and were somehow able to find units that fit my specific criteria. In addition, you were extremely accessible via email and phone, and always gave thorough responses to my questions. This was super helpful while browsing units online. Honestly, I'm trying to think of an area you could improve in and am having a difficult time coming up with something. Thank you so much for everything and enjoy the rest of your summer!
- - Elizabeth
From the moment we started working with Brian Sims and Hirsh Real Estate, the home buying process was wonderful. Brian was very good at listening to our wants and needs in a house and showed us homes that were reasonable for our budget as well. When we first started looking at homes with Brian, it took us awhile to figure out what location surrounding the metro-Atlanta area would work for us while still keeping in mind our limited budget. Brian was very flexible with our work schedule and made time to show us homes of interest. He was also very patient as we went back and forth trying figure out which home was best for us. After a couple months of looking for house, Brian found us a neighborhood and home that was perfect for our needs and that was exactly what we were looking for in a home. Thanks to the easy user-friendly, online technology that Hirsh Real Estate uses, we were able to submit the offer on the house with great ease and comfort. Brian also was excellent in answering and explaining all questions we had pertaining to the offer we had submitted, and he walked us through the process well leaving us feeling very happy with the offer we submitted to the seller. Brian worked very hard to get us a great deal, communicating back and forth with the seller several times. We ended up getting an amazing deal, and it was all thanks to Brian. After getting the deal and officially being under contract,we had our home inspection. There was quite a laundry list of items that needed to be fixed within the house. Brian did his very best to ask the seller if he would consider fixing the items, and the seller agreed to fix the majority of things that needed to be fixed. After the repairs were done, it was time to go to closing. Brian made sure all of our paperwork with our financing and closing lawyer was in order, and he stood by us every step of the way until we were done with closing and the keys to our new home were in our hand. This experience was our first home buying experience, and thanks to Brian, he made the experience better than we could have ever imagined. The whole team at Hirsh Real Estate was awesome, and Brian Sims has an extensive knowledge of the real estate industry and that is why we had such success with finding our first home. We would trust and recommend Brian to anyone to use as their real estate agent. If you want someone who has a great knowledge about real estate, someone who works extremely hard to get his clients the home of their dreams regardless of their budget, and someone you can trust to make the home buying process great from beginning to end, choose Brian Sims as your real estate agent. You will not be disappointed! Thanks Brian!"
- - Derek and Nikki
Dear Brian, Sherry and I want to sincerely thank you for the recent sale of my mother’s home. From the outset, we knew this was an unusual and perhaps difficult property to sell in what everyone knows is the worst market any of us have faced. We were therefore very pleased in the beginning to see your thoughtful analysis of just how to market the property for its unique and desirable qualities and never slacking in your attention to the task. We also appreciated your consistent communication to us all through the process – we never felt forgotten or less than a significant client. Your sensitivity to our emotions during this difficult aspect of caretaking for my mother was an important steadying influence for us all along the way. You also proved our confidence in your ability to competently represent us during the negotiating process and secure the best outcome we could have hoped for. We also appreciate that you are able to handle any situation that might come up with the other party in a pleasant, calm, professional and above all, honest manner – qualities that are important to us whenever we seek someone to represent our interests. We have previously sold other properties working with what many might deem more “seasoned” agents, but never have we been more pleased from start to finish than we were with your performance. We would not hesitate to refer you to anyone, and indeed already have. All the best to you, Brian, and again thank you. Stephen and Sherry
- - Stephen and Sherry Bolding
It was my pleasure to work with Ben in my quest to acquire a property at the Element Condominiums. Ben was a great source of support and information concerning this important purchase. He was available, kind, professional and really, just a joy to deal with. When some problems arose (through no fault of Ben's), he was willing to help me resolve them and in fact, saved the deal. I will use Ben when I am ready to sell my place and move up. I am grateful for his professionalism and human kindness.
- - Cristina B.
" My new home is such pleasure! I had expected to spend one year searching and purchasing a short sale or foreclosure property. My realtor, Brian Sims, quickly matched me up with a motivated seller, and walked me through the entire purchase process. He knows a reliable mortgage broker, inspector, etc. Best of all he knows the Atlanta market. Presently, I am upgrading and decorating my Vinings condo. The neighborhood couldn't be better suited: this is because Brian quickly got to know me and my needs and tastes. This home will serve me very well. Thank you Brian."
- - Sarah S
We started our working relationship with Ben a year and a half before we bought our home. We travel and would be in Atlanta for a month or two at a time and then be gone for several months. Ben continued to work diligently on finding us the perfect home. When Ben found something he thought would interest us he would call and tell us about the property and would then meet with our daughter to show the house. We made an offer on a “short sale” without seeing the property because our daughter knew what we wanted. Ben worked with her as if he was working with us. I think most real estate people would think they were wasting their time showing a house to someone other than the buyer. As we traveled and came in and out of Atlanta, Ben adjusted his schedule to ours many times and was always helpful and professional. The most important quality I can attribute to Ben and his team was his willingness to “listen” and never to “pressure”. We did find the perfect home and give Ben and his team all the credit.
- - Jim & Elaine Martin
Switching to Hirsh Realty after working for over six months with another local realty team was the best decision we could make to get our home sold in under two months. Ben provided realistic and direct feedback of our home and ensured that we received quick and thorough communication throughout the selling process. Ben didn't only put our condo online but also aggressively pursued buyers on our behalf. We felt as though our home was as important as any other listing. Considering we were selling our condo from Texas, the electronic signing feature made for a hassle-free experience as well. Overall, Hirsh Realty was the solution we needed to sell our condo. Thank you for everything you did for us!
- - Evan and Brittany Legarde
In March 2010, I decided that I wanted to start pursuing buying a loft at Atlantic Station. I chose Hirsh Real Estate Specialists to help me with that goal. After reviewing information on their website and blog, it is pretty evident that Ben and his team are experts in the Atlanta real estate market. Throughout my entire experience, the Hirsh team was nothing but professional, knowledgeable, and very accommodating to my schedule. Not once did I ever have to deal with any type of pressure tactics into accepting something I was unsure about. The end result was that I purchased a property in the exact location that I wanted for a price significantly under by budget! Thanks Ben!
- - Tracy Hughes
Hello Ben, Just a note to thank you and let you know what a pleasure it was working with you and your staff on my recent purchase of a Condo at Atlantic Station. Your expertise and knowledge of the area helped to solidify our choice to purchase there. There was no question left unanswered. You are a remarkable young man and it was refreshing to work with an agent such as yourself. Your attention to detail and making sure that all went well in every aspect of the purchase was very reassuring. Thanks again,
- - Rebecca Aggrey
"My wife and I recently bought our first house through Brian Sims at Hirsh Real Estate Specialists. We were very pleased with the level of professionalism and courtesy that Brian showed us throughout the process. Brian was always willing to meet with us (often on short notice) and did everything he could to answer all of our many questions and requests. Through Brian’s guidance, we were able to find a great first home at a great price, and we felt comfortable every step of the way. I would recommend Brian and Hirsh Real Estate to any potential home buyers. Brian was able to make the process of buying our first home a great experience that we will never forget. Thanks Brian for all of your help and we appreciate all that you did for us.”
- - Will and Brooke
Ben, We moved in today and love it! We wouldn't have our new home if not for you. It's incredible and we are thankful. Your intelligent and persistent handling of the situation still has us in awe. Yes we are heaping on the praise because we are thrilled with our new place and you deserve it.
- - Kjersti & Alex
My wife and I were relocating from Indianapolis to the greater Atlanta area. We sold our house in Indiana and had less than 30-days to find, purchase and relocate to Georgia. After some preliminary internet house searches we stumbled across the Hirsh Real Estate group, in which Ben personally followed-up with a phone call the following day. The Hirsh Real Estate website is very user friendly and includes a unique “birds eye view”, which allowed us to narrow our search for houses which meet our privacy, location and lot size needs. Ben was very insightful and asked pertinent questions to understand all of our criteria in a house, community and location. We flew to Atlanta and after only 3-days of searching we made an offer on the 4th day thanks to Ben’s knowledge of the area and uncanny knack for realizing his client’s needs. Ben was also very helpful in negotiating a price we did not think was possible, even in the current “buyers market”. Hirsh Real Estate even helped resolve a few small maintenance issues after closing. The Hirsh Real Estate Group was very professional and extremely helpful, especially considering our short time frame. We never felt pushed or pressured, and Ben never showed us properties outside our price range, or which did not meet our criteria. The Hirsh Real Estate team made our “time pressured” move to Atlanta stress-free, and very rewarding in the end. Since my wife and I have limited familiarity with Atlanta, Ben was instrumental in helping a Midwest couple purchase their dream home in greater Atlanta. All the best, Chris
- - Christopher Graber
Trying to sell a home in the worst economic period since the Great Depression isn’t easy, but somehow Ben got it done. Despite it being on the market for 26 months in an area where a lot of similar homes were up for sale and new homes were priced below the market, Ben never stopped working for us until our house sold. Through Ben’s multiple contacts, effective selling/marketing channels, and superb web design showcasing our home, we had a continuous stream of showings and he followed up on every quality lead. He stayed in constant communication with us throughout the process, kept us abreast of relevant information in the real estate markets, and remained optimistic. My wife and I were extremely pleased with Ben as our realtor, and we confidently recommend him to our friends…especially during such a tough housing slump. Trying to sell a home in the worst economic period since the Great Depression isn’t easy, but somehow Ben got it done. Despite it being on the market for 26 months in an area where a lot of similar homes were up for sale and new homes were priced below the market, Ben never stopped working for us until our house sold. Through Ben’s multiple contacts, effective selling/marketing channels, and superb web design showcasing our home, we had a continuous stream of showings and he followed up on every quality lead. He stayed in constant communication with us throughout the process, kept us abreast of relevant information in the real estate markets, and remained optimistic. My wife and I were extremely pleased with Ben as our realtor, and we confidently recommend him to our friends…especially during such a tough housing slump. Trying to sell a home in the worst economic period since the Great Depression isn’t easy, but somehow Ben got it done. Despite it being on the market for 26 months in an area where a lot of similar homes were up for sale and new homes were priced below the market, Ben never stopped working for us until our house sold. Through Ben’s multiple contacts, effective selling/marketing channels, and superb web design showcasing our home, we had a continuous stream of showings and he followed up on every quality lead. He stayed in constant communication with us throughout the process, kept us abreast of relevant information in the real estate markets, and remained optimistic. My wife and I were extremely pleased with Ben as our realtor, and we confidently recommend him to our friends…especially during such a tough housing slump. Trying to sell a home in the worst economic period since the Great Depression isn’t easy, but somehow Ben got it done. Despite it being on the market for 26 months in an area where a lot of similar homes were up for sale and new homes were priced below the market, Ben never stopped working for us until our house sold. Through Ben’s multiple contacts, effective selling/marketing channels, and superb web design showcasing our home, we had a continuous stream of showings and he followed up on every quality lead. He stayed in constant communication with us throughout the process, kept us abreast of relevant information in the real estate markets, and remained optimistic. My wife and I were extremely pleased with Ben as our realtor, and we confidently recommend him to our friends…especially during such a tough housing slump.
- - Kevin & Udanda Clark
Wade and I would like to say thank you all for the excellent service you provided to us, in our search for a condo in the Atlanta area. Your website was a wealth of information to us as we searched the Atlanta area from our home in Wisconsin. We appreciate your being prompt in returning every phone call and answering every email. The whole team’s attention to the details as we prepared to close was terrific. You and your team made purchasing a condo, a pleasant experience. Our most sincere thanks
- - Wade & Kathleen Williams
My wife and I worked with Brian while out of state. Brian made the process looking for and buying a home despite being hours away very easy. Due to the distance, we had to put in a lot of legwork prior to viewing any actual houses. Brian discussed the various areas of Atlanta with us, since neither my wife nor I had lived in the area before. After narrowing our search down to 5 or 6 areas we were interested in, Brian sent us homes from each area to help us get a feel for the types and prices of homes in each area. Based on that, we were able to narrow our search down to three areas. At that point, we picked some homes from each of the areas and made our first trip to view homes in person. The trip to Atlanta was also effortless. Brian set up all of our appointments. All we had to do was show up at his office in the morning and he handled the rest. He had done plenty of research on the homes and was able to answer all of our questions and give us an assessment of the value of the home. We decided to make an offer on a home, and Brian walked us through the process step-by-step. Once negotiations commenced, Brian was in constant contact, always providing his advice, but never forcing a decision on us. Unfortunately, the first home we made an offer on came back with a very negative home inspection (from a very thorough inspector recommended by Brian). Brian discussed each negative item with us and how it would affect the home. We then talked about all of the options. Eventually, we decided to back out of the contract, and Brian fully supported us. After a second round of looking at homes, we found one that we loved. The inspection went much better, and we proceeded to closing. The closing was done by a firm recommended by Brian and was completely painless - we were in and out in under an hour. Even the seller’s attorney commented on how the closing was one of the smoothest he has ever attended. Brian is very knowledgeable about real estate, and he has also assembled a top-notch support group that I would recommend. He put in a lot of time doing the initial legwork, arranging for the viewings, and making sure the contract and closing were perfect. I would work with Brian again for my next transaction, and would recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home in the Atlanta area.
- - Wes & Tiffany Roberts
"Ben helped me find a place in Atlantic Station at a great price. He was very knowledgeable about the area."
- - -Nate Barish
Ben, Thank you for all of your hard work though this whole process. We appreciate the professionalism, detailed knowledge, expertise, and execution ability you brought to the table. Our home-buying process would not have moved as smoothly had it not been for you and Shannon. You can be sure that if we need to sell this home some day, you will be our agent again, without question. Additionally, we will continue to recommend you to anyone who is about to enter the real estate market as a seller/buyer.
- - Emily and Drew Landis
We’ll eventually be settling in to our new home by the end of the month. You have been such a great representative and broker for us, and you also handled this transaction with such ease & efficiency. Had it been a different agent, who knows what would have happened. In the event of any future real estate opportunities, you will definitely be the person that we’d choose again. Again, thank you so much.
- - Mamie and Ray Velez
Brian contacted us after we found and used their business' online search tool to narrow our search down to a specific area. He was courteous and helpful, without pressuring us to make decisions or move faster than we wanted. He was the first agent we seriously considered using, despite knowing several others in the area. Brian's flight schedule occasionally required flexibility to coordinate house viewing times, but it never interfered with his representation of us or our best interests. He was friendly, personable, professional, and worked to make sure he knew our personalities and desires to find a house that fit us well. Although it was sometimes difficult to articulate answers to his questions about why we liked or disliked a house as we walked away, he managed to get a good idea of what we were looking for so that he could serve us better. It felt as if he had our best interests in mind: pointing out potential issues, major and minor, giving us guidance in what he thought would be best, yet still letting us guide the process. Overall, working with Brian was a very positive experience, and we would highly recommend his services to anyone seeking to buy a house in the Atlanta area.
- - Jeremy and Ruth
Brian and his team were perfect. Due to his help and guidance I was able to find the perfect townhouse for an unbelievable price (with a garage!). I had previously fired another agent who was non-responsive and never available to view homes, so when I set out to find a new agent, I knew what I was looking for and what to avoid. Brian was always available at times that were convenient to me. More than once, he came out in the pouring rain to show me homes. He responded to every email I sent within two hours, with the average response time on his part being about fifteen minutes, if that. Unlike my previous agent, he came up with various complexes for me to visit and handpicked specific listings that matched what I was looking for, instead of peppering me with hundreds of listings. He didn’t get annoyed even when I thought I had found the perfect home, but then changed my mind twice. When it came time to put an offer in on my current townhome, Brian was very patient and diligent. We went back and forth with the sellers’ agent numerous times, eventually narrowing down to a three thousand dollar price range. Brian stuck with me through all of our negotiations. He successfully justified my very low initial offer, and netted me a very good price on townhome. I eventually ended up buying my home for forty thousand dollars less than any townhome in the complex had ever sold for before. Scott Dana, the home inspector that Brian works with, was out to my property within a day, and I received his full inspection report that evening. In summation, I would recommend Brian and his team wholeheartedly.
- - Alisa S.
The process of finding and closing on real estate can be a challenging and hectic one. At the onset, the challenge can seem very daunting and complicated, with many obstacles and lots of bureaucratic red tape blocking the way. My wife and I embarked on this process with very little knowledge of how to proceed. After a few conversations with Ben Hirsh, things cleared up quickly. He assessed what we wanted, and he then assisted us with every aspect of the process. He was able to accurately advise us about area values, home values, lender guidelines, repair costs, and really any other concerns we had. The assistance did not stop with advice - once we found a home that we wanted, Ben and his team were one step ahead at every turn. I literally followed every piece of advice he gave, and we were able to submit the offer we wanted and have it accepted with little headache. Once the offer was accepted, Ben and his office all but took care of many of the details. He recommended a good inspector and a solid lender. He also would stay in contact with the seller and their agent to resolve any issues. He was even able to negotiate $4,000.00 of repairs from the seller when they had absolutely no contractual obligation to do so. To top it all off, he makes the process easier by providing a friendly and supporting voice throughout. If you are interested in buying a home, I would highly recommend the services of Ben Hirsh and his team.
- - David and Jasmin Woodworth
Ben, It has been my pleasure and blessing to work with you and your team during the search and purchase of my first home. From the very beginning of the process, you proved to be someone whom I could trust to have my best interest in mind. Since I was new to the home buying process, I was impressed with how well you explained the various factors I needed to consider and helped me in distinguishing my needs vs. wants in a home (i.e., location, cost, bedrooms, etc.). I always appreciated your candid advice during each major decision, even reading through my mortgage options with me. You provide full client service, and I absolutely love my new place. I would not have ended up here without your assistance. Upon closing the sale, I was very impressed with your follow up and ensuring that my expectations were met by the overall experience. You have been an absolute pleasure to work with, and I would definitely recommend you to anyone in the market for a new home! Thanks again. I look forward to working with you again someday! Warmest regards,
- - Kelli Gay
We were very happy with our overall experience. The thing we liked best about Ben was his honesty. He was not trying to sell us a house to make money. He would tell us when he thought a house was a good deal or when he thought we could do better. He also was honest about telling us to walk away from houses if he felt they were too much work or our of our league. We never felt pressure from Ben to purchase a house, only support. And that means a lot.
- - Leslie and Mark Johnson
We are working hard on getting settled into our new home. We both want to thank you for all your help. You understood what we were looking for in a home and were willing to show us properties “out in the country.” Your professional attitude and knowledge made our move from out of state go smoothly. You were always accessible and if not Shannon was there with the answers. We appreciate your referrals for Scott to do the inspection and guide us in asking for the important repairs to be done. Tara, with Envoy mortgage, was a delight to work with in helping us to secure our financing. She was always pleasant and had a smile in her voice. Once again, thank you for everything. If we ever get the crazy notion to do it again we will call you.
- - Steve and Susie
Being first-time homebuyers Jeremy and I did not know what to expect when looking for realtors and going house hunting. We came across The Hirsh Real Estate Specialists while running home searches online and were connected with Brian through that process. We were impressed by the prompt responses to questions that we asked, our calls were always returned within a day. Going into the process we knew what we wanted in a house and what we wanted in the surrounding area but were unsure of where to look. When we communicated our desired house and location, Brian took the list of houses that we had and chose only those that matched the type of location we were looking for. Since we wanted to be sure to get the first time homebuyers tax credit, we needed the process to move quickly. Once we decided on the house we wanted the whole process went amazingly fast. We were immediately connected to Tara Ryan, an excellent mortgage broker. She worked with us to get the best rate on our mortgage and answered all of our questions. When we got to the point where the inspection needed to be performed we were referred to Scott Dana. The inspection process went smoothly and at the end of the inspection he sat down with Jeremy to go over the report and walked around and showed him the problem areas. Overall, we were very impressed with the level of service that we received and the people that we worked with throughout the process. If we require the services of a real estate group in the future Hirsh Real Estate Specialists will be at the top of our list.
- - Melissa and Jeremy
Brian showed the highest professionalism and drive to get us into this house (despite the headaches of the short sale), start to finish. Just wanted to let you know we were very happy with him.
- - Ryan and Melinda
"Working with Ben and the team at Hirsh Real Estate Specialist was, and has been, nothing short of phenomenal. After interacting on the phone with Ben a couple of times, he was able to narrow my relocation search down to a vital few properties. To that end, I flew to Atlanta from San Francisco and invested another hour with him and arrived at what I would describe as the perfect property for me that best satisfied my situation. In short, Ben and his team provided critical coaching and knowledge to craft a winning proposal. Once the seller accepted my offer, Ben's support team provided amazing customer service and the property close within a couple of weeks - free from any delays or roadblocks. Unquestionably the smoothest property transaction I've even made!"
- - Ramon Cardenas
"I just wanted to let you know how great of an experience my wife and I had purchasing our first house. We are very thankful for Brian and all his work. We are first time home buyers and needed a lot of guidance, purchasing our house. Brian led us through each step of the way. He did an AWESOME job!!!! He was kind, honest, a good communicator, and a just an exceptional realtor to work with. If we ever are in need of buying a house in Atlanta we will definitely go to him first! We were very impressed by the level of service that we received and will recommend your agency to anyone in Atlanta looking for a house. So, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!"
- - Jeff and Jessica
I was a first time home buyer with the home I purchased through Ben Hirsh. He and his staff were extremely helpful throughout the entire process. They kept me well informed and put me at ease from the time I first saw the home until closing. Ben Hirsh is an expert in his field and I would highly recommend him to those in the Atlanta housing market.
- - James Chambers
My experience with the Hirsh Real Estate Group was overwhelmingly positive. As a first time home buyer, I was looking for someone that I could trust that would be willing to answer all of the questions I had about the home purchase process, and Ben did exactly that. He took extra measures to make sure I was well educated about all the aspects of home buying and had terrific insight about the opportunities in front of me based on the current market conditions. He did a great job of listening to what I wanted in a home and worked tirelessly to track down houses on the market to fit my tastes. Once we found a home and I was ready to make an offer, he negotiated aggressively and secured the property at a great price. Throughout the entire process, he maintained great communication and was extremely quick to turn around all of the contract documents required. I can’t say enough good things about the team at the Hirsh Real Estate Group and I highly recommend them to all of my friends and family.
- - Alex Root
"Working with Brian was truly a pleasure. As a first time home buyer, I had no idea what to expect . He walked me through the entire process, from finding a mortgage company to closing the sale. Brian kept me informed the entire time and was quick to get back to me with all of my questions. I have to say, with all the horror stories I've heard about the difficulties of purchasing a home, he made it almost effortless."
- - Patrick H.
Ben, I'd like to personally thank you and your team for all you did for me during my home-buying process. Buying a home should be a positive experience, one you enjoy and are enthusiastic about, but I know for many people it's become a daunting and overwhelming chore instead of the joy it should be. You and your team brought back that wonderful experience for me with your ever-positive attitudes, problem-solving skills and general "can-do" nature. You listened to what I wanted and needed and made those things happen, going out of your way to make sure everything was proceeding smoothly (like showing up personally on closing day to inspect the property once more, even though I could not be there). You were aggressive when I needed you to be and knew when to back off and let things move along, ultimately getting me exactly what I had asked for. Most importantly you communicated clearly with me throughout the process. I cannot express to you what a difference that makes in the experience. I absolutely love my new home. Thank you again
- - Richard Tull
Ben’s knowledge of the real estate market and thoroughness of research is unmatched by anyone. He understood and had experience with building quality, home quality and land background. We greatly appreciated his upfront and honest opinions of land, structures and locations. We never felt he was just trying to get us to buy something to get it over with. Ben’s patience and persistence helped us purchase a house that not only met all of our specific criteria, but he succeeded in negotiating a fair price. Thanks to Ben, we are very happy with our purchase and look forward to working with him in the future.
- - Juli & Eric Eschenbach
"Brian has been great to work with. From the time he walked into my home, he worked hard to make the place attractive and made sure to bring out the best features of my home. He knows the real estate market well and made sure I got the best value possible. Due to his hard work, I received 2 offers within 5 days. Throughout the selling process he was prompt to answer any questions and made sure the sale was executed with as few complications as possible. Brian and Hirsh Real Estate provide very dependable, high quality service."
- - John P
"Our experience with Brian was excellent. Brian's follow-up and understanding of what we were looking for was perfect. Each time we had an obstacle along the way Brian helped us meet it calmly and effectively with a professional but personal approach. That is what we enjoyed most about working with Brian. His calm yet confident manner made us feel sure we were in good hands and that our best interest was looked out for. We would recommend Brian to anyone wanting to sell their home or looking to purchase a new one. A great experience! Thanks Brian"
- - John and Tammy Stokes
Brian is easy to work with, agreeable, and was accommodating to my busy schedule. I am so happy in my beautiful townhouse, and it is everything I was looking for! Brian worked hard to find me a home in the area that I wanted to live as well as a place that fit my budget. Brian is a good communicator, and I feel that he took my preferences to heart and was very personable as a real estate agent.
- - Allie B.
Simply put, working with Brian Sims and Hirsh Real Esate was a pleasure. Maneuvering the Hirsh Real Estate website was informative and intuitive. Brian Sims quickly responded early the next day to my property inquiry on the website the evening before. He immediately organized a showing and presented several other options that were in line with my budget and goals. That same day he lead me to a better property that was twice the house I expected to get and in a great area and still within my original, conservative budget! Additionally, Brian offered expert recommendations on the offer price and closing fees allowing me to win the property over multiple interested parties. I saved almost $100,000 over the purchase price just a few short years ago! The closing process was effortless as Brian and his team proactively kept me fully updated each step of the way removing the stress of the purchase process for this first time home buyer. Ultimately Brian Sims and Hirsh Real Estate fulfilled the primary goal of any business - to provide excellent service exceeding expectations. I could not recommend the team more.
- - Zachary Weldy
"Brian was absolutely excellent to work with. He was responsive, proactive, and always had our interests top of mind. He impressed me with his expertise on the area, the market, and his approach to advising us through the finer points of how we could get the best value for our money. He proved himself to be a great guide through the entire process from search, to negotiations, and through closing. We ended up with the perfect house for a great price and could not be more pleased with the entire experience. I would highly recommend anyone needing Real Estate support work with the Hirsh Real Estate team, and would suggest you request Brian!" - Bart and Sheena
- - Bart and Sheena
"It was my first time buying a property and Ben was extremely patient and helpful in explaining everything to me. He offered valuable insights and professional guidance through the search, bidding and closing process. I'm very glad that my first buy went smoothly and it couldn't have been done without Ben. I had a lot of confident in Ben's ability as a realtor so much so that I recommended him to my dad who was looking for an investment property in the area." Thanks,
- - Walid Neaz
Hi Ben, It has been our pleasure working with you. This is the first time I have purchased a property by just looking at pictures, description and speaking with a person like you. I would have never done this but for your reassuring style, which was not pushing the sale but at the same time convicing me with all the hard facts and data that it is a good buy. Your style and emphasis on really looking out for your client's interest re-assured me that I am dealing with the right person and someone I can trust to take care of my interest. Thank you very much for all the help you extended and looking forward to a long relationship not just as seller-client but as cherished friendship.
- - Sunil
Ben Hirsh and his associates exceeded my family's highest expectations. Prior to working with Ben, our family's Re/Max realtor failed three times over the course of three months in her attempts to help us reach a closing date. After suffering from months of frustration and confusion, my parents and I decided that it was time to switch to a new realtor. Having seen all the rave reviews on hirshrealestate.com, my father was anxious to hire Ben, because we needed an agent who could help us purchase prime real estate and reach closing asap. In our case, time was of the essence, especially because my parents lived in Florida while I lived in Atlanta with a lease scheduled to end soon. From the very beginning of our working relationship with Ben, everything went smoothly! In fact, on our second meeting with Ben (which literally lasted all morning and afternoon), we decided, voluntarily with no pressure whatsoever from Ben, to upgrade our selection, because Ben was able to negotiate an amazing deal on a brand new condo, which my family previously assumed to be outside of our price range. Ben's knowledgeable advice helped us make an informed decision on which property to buy, after weighing the pros and cons of each property in a cost-benefit analysis. We are so thankful and happy to have met Ben and worked with him and his team. Ben Hirsh is the best.
- - Laura Ng
Brian, We were commenting on Tuesday about how grateful we are that we had you to guide us through this process. From our end, it was so smooth and much easier than we had ever imagined and so much of that can be attributed to all of your hard work on our behalf...We definitely need to grab dinner with you guys soon! PS – I will keep tossing your name out to the folks we know that are looking for an agent. You have 2 new raving fans in me and Kathleen!" - Brandon and Kathleen
- - Brandon and Kathleen
Well, Ben, now that it's a done deal, Pam and I are excited about spending time in Atlanta proper. We appreciate your guidance, integrity, and openness in managing us as clients. We can certainly recommend you to our friends and others who may be looking for property. Not pushing us into something we would not like in the long run, and giving some breadth to our search, certainly helped us make a good decision. Thanks for answering my questions on various documents and catching the closing errors and issues. Take care and best wishes for a happy Holiday Season. And, all the best with your new family addition! If you need me in the future to 'assist' in convincing any wavering clients, just ask....
- - Tony Caruso
We had the good fortune to meet and work with Ben Hirsh on finding our home in the Atlanta area. Ben was incredibly easy to work with and quickly identified the level of communication we were comfortable with, given that we were not first time home buyers. Probably one of the most significant benefits of working with Ben is how quickly he was able to identify our tastes and leverage that understanding to minimize the number of homes we would see. His knowledge of the Atlanta area proved to be very beneficial in terms of selecting locations and filtering down based on our needs. Ben was thoughtful, thorough, and provided great insight on all the locations we saw, carefully pointing out poor maintenance or the use of cheap materials in renovations. His timeliness, eagerness to help, and honesty were perhaps the most notable qualities. We have already recommended Ben to our friends and family and will continue to do so.
- - Deepa Nair & Sunil Kutty
We truly appreciated all the hard work you put in to helping us locate, research and purchase our property. The exceptional personal service provided by you and your team certainly should be commended. You can definitely count on our recommendations for your services to our friends. We wish you continued success in your real estate endeavors and will certainly call on you for any of our real estate needs. Thanks again!
- - Alan and Lynn Bozof