NORTHERN STAR REALTY
Here are some of our recent Flat Fee MLS
testimonials. If you would like to contact any of these
previous customers, please let us know and we will provide
you the owners contact information (with their permission).
"Using the "Flat Fee MLS" service with Northern
Star Realty worked out really great for us. Bob was very helpful
through out the process. Our house sold within 4 days of the listing
date! There are no hidden fees and everything is explained on the
web site. We were able to save a lot of money and I would highly
recommend using his services."
Dale S., Brockport,
"I have just concluded the sale of my property with
Northern Star Realty and Bob Piazza. I could not have been more
pleased. The property sold quickly and at a very good price. All the
forms and information I needed for a successful listing were
provided for me. Bob provided tons of support and helpful tips along
the way. I never felt I was "in it alone". Any questions or concerns
I had were answered quickly and professionally. I would recommend
Northern Star Realty and Bob Piazza to anyone."
Barr M., Kendall, NY
"Making the decision to sell by
owner was easy, but the process is not! I never could have gone
through it successfully without Bob's help. Using Bob as my "real
estate consultant" turned out to be a great decision. He was
extremely responsive, supportive and very knowledgeable. His advice
and service was priceless to me. Not only did he assist me with the
mechanics of selling my house, but also was there to provide
guidance when I got my offer and walk me through all of the
different steps. If you are looking for a partner in selling your
home-- I highly recommend Bob Piazza & Northern Star Realty!"
Thanks again for everything.
Laura S., Rochester, NY
Thank you for the outstanding
support you provided to us in our recent efforts to list (and
successfully sell) our home. Your flat fee MLS offering was just
what we needed and your prompt, professional updates and advice
enabled us to position our home as favorably as possible in today’s
very challenging market. I would highly recommend you and your
services to anyone looking to sell their home."
John G., Greece
"I recently sold
my house with the help of Northern Star Realty. Bob was very helpful
in answering all of my questions and walking me through the process
of purchasing a flat fee MLS number. I would not hesitate to use
Northern Star Realty in the future."
John G., Hamburg, NY
"We saved over
$9,000 and sold our house in less than a month! We would definitely
recommend selling a house using this method!"
Webster, NY 12/10
"Although I saved money using Northern Star Realty, equally as
notable is the level of service Bob Piazza provided throughout the
listing and sale of my property. Bob is accessible, knowledgeable,
and honest. He provided me with a CMA and all paperwork required to
list the property immediately upon signing up for the service. All
emails and phone calls were quickly answered/returned. I was able to
sell the property within a few weeks of listing it. Thanks Bob!"
Hilton, NY 12/10
"Bob Piazza at Northern Star Realty provided
outstanding service in assisting us with the sale of our home.
He always responded very quickly to our questions and provided
professional advice from determining our asking price to
reviewing our first offer, which came the first day the house
was listed on the MLS."
Peter & Karen, Webster, NY
"We are so glad to have found the Flat
Fee MLS program
offered by Northern Star Realty! Bob Piazza is fantastic to work
with! He helped and guided us through every step of the process,
including consulting with us when we received the offers on our
house. Bob's experience and knowledge where invaluable as we
went through the steps to selling our home. If you are thinking
about selling your house yourself, you should definitely give
Bob Piazza at Northern Star Realty a call. You will be so glad
Christine and Robert, Victor, NY
"After retaining a well known real estate company
in the Rochester area to sell my home during the summer of 2010
and experiencing less than impressive results, I decided to use
the services of Northern Star Realty through Bob Piazza. Not
only does Bob make it an easy process to list your property,
he's accessible every step of the way to address virtually any &
every situation one may encounter while selling their home. Bob
simply provides you all the tools you need and in my case, I
saved almost $10,000.00 in the process. An absolute "no
Chris F., Fairport, NY
"Using Bob Piazza and Northern Star Realty to list my home on the
MLS was the best money spent. Within days of being listed I was
receiving calls from people interested in viewing my home. Bob
was always following up and making sure things were on track.
The next home I sell will definitely be listed through Bob.
Thanks a million."
Rob T., Clarkson, NY
"We were very pleased with the service from Northern Star
Realty. Bob Piazza always had quick responses and was very
knowledgeable. There are no extra fees and all of the forms
necessary for the sale are provided. We already have and
continue to recommend his service to others looking to sell
their houses. Thanks for everything."
"I would recommend Bob Piazza at Northern Star Realty to
anyone. His site was very comprehensive and he over
delivered on every account. Bob's experience and hard work
really shine through and because of that selling our home
was quick and easy. We appreciate him and his services
greatly and would without a doubt use him again and again.
Thank you Bob!"
Mike L., Fairport, NY
"I’m so glad that I found a local realtor with a Flat Fee MLS
program. I was hesitant to use a large out of town/area Flat
Fee service, and I couldn’t have been more impressed with
the level of service provided by Bob Piazza at Northern Star
Realty! Phone calls and emails were always answered or
promptly returned by Bob himself and not a staff member. If
you want control over the sale of your property, but need
guidance from an experienced realtor, contact Bob at
Northern Star Realty and you won’t be disappointed!"
Paul L., Victor 5/11
"Hiring Northern Star Realty was the best decision we made in
selling our home. Bob was reliable, efficient, and
thorough. Our home sold within one day of listing and Bob
helped us every step of the way. We saved a lot of money and
headaches in the process. We would most highly recommend
Northern Star Realty."
Peter and Siobhain K., West Irondequoit
"We have already recommended Bob Piazza, Northern Star Realty
to friends and business associates. Bob provided superior
support to the sale of our home. Bob worked patiently and
efficiently with us to get our home online and sold
timely. We received a good offer the first week we listed
with Bob. Bob consulted us thru the buyer’s process and was
always available for questions or assistance."
Tom B, Ontario NY 7/11
"We called Northern Star Realty after listing with local real
estate and not meeting success. Bob spent a good deal of
time explaining how we should go about selling our house on
our own. After receiving an offer Bob welcomed our
questions about the appropriate procedures to follow and put
the deal together. He is extremely knowledgeable of all
aspects of this business and willing to share this expertise
with his clients. I would recommend his service highly to
anyone interested in listing and selling their home. Thanks
again for your help."
Bill/Renee M., Baldwinsville, NY
"We listed our home for sale this past
February. In hopes of saving 3% of the total sale price,
we used the flat fee MLS program offered by Northern
Star Realty. The price was extremely competitive and met
our needs. Having not sold a home before without a
realtor, we were a bit anxious. Bob Piazza counseled us
throughout the process. He answered emails promptly (we
had many questions along the way) and reviewed the
contract for us, which we received 2 months later. We
are very grateful for his expertise and kindness."
Amy and John H., Webster, NY
sold my mother-in-laws condo in Webster and used
Northern Star Realty to list on MLS. Couldn’t have been
easier! I provided the pictures and copy, and Bob did
the rest. He was very helpful on suggested selling
price, as well as follow-ups during the entire process.
His web site also has the portfolio of forms for buyer
and seller to download, that was very straight forward.
Great job Bob! I would use him again in a heartbeat.
I’ve already got one of my friends using his service."
Webster, NY 8/11
"We wanted to sell our house ourselves but were worried
we wouldn't do the process right and it would sit on the
market longer than it should. When we found Northern
Star Realty's website however, we felt confident about
doing it ourselves. Bob's program offers way more
services than other sites and he's a local agent. Bob
answered his phone every time we called and gave us
answers to all of our questions. It was a very pleasant
experience. We had a buyer after our second open house
and saved about $3,700 selling ourselves. We'll
definitely do it again and will certainly recommend Bob
Piazza and Northern Star Realty's Flat Fee MLS listing
program to others."
Tracy S., Chili, NY
"Bob, thank you for your flat rate MLS service. I
just closed on my first house using it. It works
well and as a contractor / flipper, it helps to
enhance the profit margins.
Also, thanks for doing the Comparative Market
Analysis for me. Hopefully they will help me buy
more properties right so I can rehab and list them
with you too. Thanks again."
Fred C., Sodus,
"Northern Star Realty was a perfect solution for me
to save money, selling my home. Bob helped me with
any questions I had during my listing as well as
providing me with all the forms required to
complete the sale. Anytime I had a question, he
promptly replied. I saved $4,700 using Northern Star
Realty. I highly recommend using Northern Star
Realty for your Real Estate sales needs. "
Joe B, Greece, NY
I chose Northern Star Realty to
see if I could sell my home myself. Bob performed a
broker price opinion and determined what my home was
worth . I Listed my home with him and sold it in 3
days. I saved $3,300. He was very helpful , very
organized, and everything worked out great! Thanks
Annie Z., Chili, NY
"I used Northern Star Realty's flat fee MLS program
to acquire an MLS to get more sale exposure for my
home. The program got my home on the major realtor
websites and it definitely resulted in more exposure
than the flyers I was putting up at work, craigslist
and all of the other "for sale by owner" websites. I
was surprised by how much it helped, I really think
it is the best way to go if someone is going to sell
a house without a realtor. An added bonus was being
able to ask Bob Piazza questions whenever something
unexpected popped up. This was the first time I ever
sold a home and Bob of Northern Star Realty was a
tremendous help. My expectations were exceeded and
went far beyond what I expected from this flat fee
program. I would recommend this to any of my friends
or family. I really needed to get all I could out of
my home sale and I was lucky to have found Northern
Star Realty to make that happen."
Rochester, NY 11/11
"I recently closed on my house using
Northern Star Realty. Bob was very helpful and had
quick responses to my e-mails. I am very pleased
with the process and its simplicity. I saved
thousands taking this route and will not think twice
about using Northern Star Realty again."
Diane H., Webster, NY
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you,
Northern Star Realty, for the excellent service that
you provided us in selling our home. The listing on
the MLS really gave us the exposure needed when
trying to sell ourselves. We have and we will
continue to recommend you to anyone who is thinking
of selling their home themselves. For the small fee,
it is well worth the services provided. Once again,
Mike and Jinny G., Greece, NY
"Using the Flat Fee MLS Program with Northern Star
Realty worked great for us! Bob made setting up our
listing fast & easy and was always available should
we have a question or need assistance. Bob made the
whole process very simple and the results speak for
themselves. The home is sold!! Thanks for
& Chuck, Sodus, NY
"This is the second time I've used Northern Star
Realty's flat fee MLS program. Just like the first
time, it was a piece of cake. Bob is always there to
answer calls and emails. He checked in frequently to
make sure everything was going well with the listing
and sale. This time around, the buyer called after
seeing the sign in the front yard of my property. I
subsequently sold the property to this buyer. This
means there was no buyer's agent! A SAVINGS OF OVER
$7400.00!!! AWESOME!!! "
Brian B., Greece, NY
decided to sell some land on my own, no realtor.
I knew in order to reach more possible buyers I
would need to list through the Realtors MLS.
After researching the many choices on the Web, I
decided to go with Bob Piazza at Northern Star
Realty. What a smart choice that was. Bob was
extremely easy to work with. He was also very
helpful. He was always very attentive to my
needs, updating my listing whenever I wanted. I
have since sold my land ! If I decide to do this
again, Bob will be the one I call. Thanks again
Bob for all you did."
Kyle P., Scottsville, NY.
I wish to express
my deepest gratitude to you for
your assistance in selling my home. From the
moment we signed the listing contract I
encountered the highest professionalism, care,
ehthusiam and passion in you and your site. Your
suggestions, advice, and practical sense is
exactly what I was looking for from your
program. My home sold at a reasonable price in
spite of the depressing economy. I would like to
thank you and will definitely recommend you
highly to my friends and family members. You may
use my name and reference to any of your future
Joanne V., Penfield, NY
Thank you so
much for all your help & great advice! I
have strongly recommended you to a couple of
my friends who are thinking of selling, &
will continue to do so. With
Yanika, Brighton, NY
home on the MLS with your service was one of
the best decisions I have made in a while!
The service, your support, and the resources
made available to me saved me thousands –
and most importantly SOLD MY HOME! Thanks so
Much and plan to work with you in the
"Bob thanks for your help. We found it very
easy to get the MLS listing with Northern
Star when we decided to sell our house on
our own. It worked out well, scheduling and
showing the house at our convenience. The
house was listed for 6 weeks before it
Steve C., Hilton, NY
"For those with the common sense to realize
they can sell their own property, the flat
rate MLS service from Northern Star
Realty is a great value. It saved us
thousands on our sale, and I would not
hesitate to use this service again in the
future. You get exactly what is advertised,
and Bob is helpful and encouraging
throughout the process."
Laura C., Palmyra, NY
"Bob Piazza/Northern Star Realty provides a
great service for those who might not need a
full service real estate agent. Bob was
responsive, informative and kept the process
simple for me. He provided advice, viewing
activity data and touched base periodically
to see if assistance was needed in any way.
I see him as a trusted advisor that provides
a service with great value. I would use
Bob's real estate services again without
Eric M., Irondequoit, NY
"Using Bob Piazza and Northern Star Realty
was the best decision we made during the
process of selling our home. From the day I
first called Bob our home was up on the MLS
within 48 hours. Bob was extremely
knowledgeable, fast and responsive to any
changes that I need made. With Bob’s help
our home was under contract within 2.5 weeks
of hitting the MLS and all of this was done
with only having to pay a minimal flat fee
to list on the MLS. We saved at least 3% of
our sale price by not having to pay a
realtor to sell our home. I would recommend
Bob to anybody who is willing to run their
own open houses and host private showings.
It will be well worth the 3% that you end up
Joe D., Webster, NY
"We are active real estate investors and
purchased a property in Canandaigua to fix
and flip. The property was
located about 45 minutes away
from where we lived and since I
handle all our marketing, I was
concerned about how to market
the retail sale of this property
once we were ready to sellI found Bob Piazza & Northern Star
Realty in an online search and saw that
he offered a flat fee MLS listing
service. At $395, it seemed like a
good way to get exposure to sell the
house we just rehabbed. I was not
expecting much more than placing a
listing; however, Bob exceeded whatever
minimal expectations I had. Bob went
above and beyond not only to assist with
submitting the listing correctly, but he
assisted us with creating flyers for our
open house, email updates of volume of
web-views our listing had and
consistently contacted us to touch base
and see how our sales process was
proceeding. All this help for a flat
fee! I can only imagine the level of
expertise and activity Bob would bring
to the table for a full listing! I would
highly recommend working with Bob in any
capacity whether it be the flat fee
listing service or his full Realtor
service. Bob is a true professional and
we look forward to doing business with
him again in the future. Thank you Bob!"
Pam & Joe, Rochester, NY
"Just sold with Northern
Star Realty even though my mom is a licensed agent somewhere else. Selling a home with a
flat fee MLS listing gives you the exposure that selling on your own can never
ever match, all while saving $$. A MLS number is the key to getting
traffic through your house. As long as your asking price is a researched market
price and you have some understanding of real estate market you will attract
buyers quickly. Those without agents will save you usually 6% in commission fees
while those with agents 3%. In either case it's a win win situation, it gives
you a better pricing range to negotiate and it's definitely worth a try."
D.S. Orchard Park,
"We sold our home in three weeks using the flat fee listing
from Northern Star Realty. We had a total of 17 people come through on the
first weekend open house and another 12 on the second. There were also
appointments to see our home almost every night. Bob has also been great in
helping us once we received our offer. He even hounded our buyers' attorney
when closing got delayed. Thanks to Northern Star Realty!"
Steve & Yen,
Henrietta, NY 8/12
"We recently listed an income property in Webster and needed a boost to get
interest going. Bob and Northern Star Realty came to the rescue with MLS.
Thought it would be a huge process but it was very simple and fast. Bob gave
great pointers and helped with each step. We provided the pictures and some
details and Bob made it sound like a very marketable property. He provided
comps to get us headed toward a realistic selling price, as well as
follow-ups during the entire process. We have already referred his services
and will use him and Northern Star Realty again in the future!"
Webster, NY 8/12
"I couldn't be more pleased with the
support and services I received from Northern Star Realty. In today's
tough real estate it is crucial for sellers to retain as much of their
hard-earned equity as possible. "For Sale By Owner" with the added boost
of a great flat-fee broker like Northern Star Realty gives the seller
terrific exposure in the market and cuts the typical real estate
commission almost in half. It will be the best investment you ever make!"
Wendy H., Clay, NY
"We sold a home with Bob Piazza of Northern Star Realty and are very
pleased with the entire process. Bob made himself readily available
with expert advice, tips, blank forms... basically everything
needed. We had our house listed for less than 2 months and saved
over $15,000.00 in realtor fees! Don't let fear of the unknown hold
you back. Do your research and call Bob."
"Bob Piazza and Northern Star Realty offered me an excellent
experience when I recently sold my home. If you are willing to put
in a little bit of work, you will realize a great savings by using
Northern Star Realty. Bob was always available to answer my
questions so I never felt like I was totally on own in selling my
house. You get the best of both worlds - an MLS listing with the
guidance of a licensed real estate professional without the
completely unnecessary fees charged by the normal full service
Sameerah B., Henrietta, NY.
"Bob, just wanted to send my appreciation for your assistance in
selling our home.The flat fee service you provide is
exactly what I needed in this market. The savings allowed me to
competitively price the home. A win/win for both the buyer and
seller. Most importantly, I was impressed with your prompt and
thorough responses to all of my questions. Best regards,"
"Bob thanks to you and Northern Star Realty for your help in
selling my house. You were a solid resource throughout the
selling process. You answered all my questions and provided me
with the advice I needed that assisted me in selling the my
house. Thanks again."
Syracuse, NY 10/12
"Bob, we finally closed this house!!! It was a unique
property and a tough market so I guess it was not a real
surprise that it was hard to find the right buyer. Anyway, I
just want to thank you for all the time you spent with me
working on strategy and giving me what turned out to be very
solid advise. I think it was what made the difference. Your
service has great value! When we go to sell this house we
will definitely use you again. Thanks again,"
"I worked with Northern Star Realty to list my house on the
MLS system and sold the house very quickly. The forms were
simple to use and overall a very simple process. I was able
to save 3% in Realtor fees by only paying the 3% finders
fee. That said, the exposure could help you find a buyer on
your own and you save the entire Realtor commission less the
listing fee ($395). I would recommend this service to any
friends listing their homes."
"Bob - I can't begin to tell you how helpful your services
have been to me in selling my cottage in a difficult market.
Because the price of vacation properties has been depressed,
I chose to sell my lakefront property myself and "take less
of a financial hit" that I would have had I paid the
traditional realty commission. I would not have been able to
generate the interest and traffic without having the
property listed through you on the MLS. The regular reports
were very helpful, your guidance throughout the process was
invaluable and your patience much appreciated. It is with
certainty that I can say I would look to you again should I
venture forth again in the real estate market. Thank you."
"Bob and his knowledge of the market really
helped me out. The sale went quick and smooth. I would
definitely recommend Northern Star Realty, and I will be
using them again in the future."
Greece, NY 11/12
"We felt Northern Star Realty was perfect for our needs. We were
comfortable selling by owner but really wanted the
advantage an MLS offers. Bob was so helpful with all of
our questions. He either answered when we called or
called back the same day. When I called to go over our
offer he already had it and had reviewed it. He pointed
out things we did not have a full understanding of. I
was very impressed with Bob's knowledge and prompt
attention to our needs. Pay attention to his tips! I
felt he gave us the confidence to sell by owner. By the
way, our house sold in 2 weeks!"
"It was a pleasure to work with Bob. He
made the whole paid listing process easy. He was very prompt in getting my
home listed, making adjustments when asked, and responding to any
questions--providing knowledgeable tips and advice. I've already
recommended him to others and will definitely use him again."
It was a pleasure dealing with you. Your guidance was helpful, even to one
with a legal background. Your prompt response to every one of our
questions was most appreciated. At no point did I ever feel that we were at
a disadvantage in this transaction and have felt very comfortable
recommending both you and your method to our friends that have asked. Since
our experience is that the buyers' broker is the source of the potential
buyer (rather than our own broker), we were pleased to save half of the
Lou & Marie H.,
Buffalo, NY 12/12
"Having less than successful results from originally listing my house with a
traditional broker,I was referred by a friend to work with Bob Piazza
and his Flat Fee MLS listing program. With his help, assistance and
direction, I was able to find an able buyer at a significant reduction in
realtor fees. His quick response to any questions that arose made the whole
process more enjoyable. I've already referred another couple to him and
they've already sold their house in a rather short period of time. Rest
assured that I'll recommend his services to others in the future."
Larry C., Buffalo, NY
"This is the second time I've used used Bob Piazza's MLS Flat Fee program to
sell a house I was "flipping." Just like the first time, I found it to be
the only way to go. The price is right and Bob is always available for
advice if you need it. It results in a much quicker sale than just trying to
list it yourself and not put it on the MLS. I saved over $5,500 in
commissions this time around. Thanks again Bob!"
Greece, NY 12/12
"I was very satisfied with listing my home for sale by owner through Northern
Star Realty. Bob helped me out every step of the way and was available for
phone calls to answer my questions. I have been recommending to my family
and friends to use this service for the sale of their homes."
Christine E., Pittsford, NY
"Bob is a
great business person and one people can trust. In the world of real estate
you couldn't ask for a better guide, mentor, and broker. I've recommended
him numerous times and he's never let me down."
"We would like to extend our gratitude to Bob Piazza for his assistance
in helping us to sell our home. We owned a home on Lake Ontario and
attempted to sell it by listing it with a conventional realtor. We had
to adjust the price upward to help to cover the traditional six percent
commission. It was listed for six months and we were not able to find a
knew that we needed to price it right in order to get it sold. By
listing it using a "flat rate" we were able to price it more
competitively. We saved over eight thousand dollars by not having to
pay a listing commission and the house sold. Bob did exactly what he
promised to do. Phone calls and emails were answered promptly. If an
agent or a prospective buyer contacted Bob, he referred them directly to
recommend Bob without reservation."
Cathy & Scott S., Hamlin, NY 2/13
"Everything you need from a Realtor - Bob Piazza covers! After he puts
you on the MLS and all the national websites, he goes onto insert your ever changing open houses, and wording copy changes.
Questions? ASK HIM and he gives specific solid answers. Then when you
get an offer he'll give advice to countering and dealing with Buyers.
Total Professional from Beginning to End!"
Baldwinsville, NY 3/13
"Bob Piazza is a top-notch real estate professional. He
is extremely knowledgeable about the Greater Rochester real estate
market and is very responsive to his clients’ questions and requests. Bob offered
me good advice regarding the listing price of my home, and my house sold
quickly, as a result. I
highly recommend Northern Star Realty!"
Tonya F., Irondequoit, NY 3/13
"We were 1st time
home sellers to-be this last fall, and we considered selling our own
home. We found out about Northern Star Realty (Bob Piazza) and
liked the sound of his program. Bob
walked us thru the picture process, hints on the write-up, and his
knowledge gave us the confidence we needed to tackle this job
ourselves. I will say
the best part about working with Bob is that HE ALWAYS ANSWERED HIS
PHONE. When we had
questions, he had answers and fast. We
sold the house in 2 months! Thank
you for all the help, Bob. If we
need to sell again, we will be calling. (and probably will have
Gerry M., Avon, NY 3/13
"This is the second time I have used Bob Piazza's Northern Star
Realty paid listing service, and there will be more. He helped me
determine the market value of a condo in an area I hadn't invested
in before. He encouraged me to stick with my price when I considered
dropping it and I had my offer the next week. Thanks Bob! Bob is
responsive, knowledgeable and helpful. It is not just the listing in
the MLS. Take it from a professional. Go with Bob."
Larry T., Parkway Homes LLC,
Churchville, NY 4/13
"Hi Bob, our house closed with out any problems. My husband and
I would like to thank you very much for all the help and support
you gave us through the process
of listing and selling. Your prompt responses to my
e-mail were very much appreciated.
I remember a time when I sent you an e-mail close to midnight
and to my surprise you
answered in a few minutes. I will recommend your
services to anyone who
are thinking about selling
their home because it is a huge savings and great service
by you. Once more thanks for all the help you gave us to sell
Regina D., Webster, NY 4/13
"Northern Star Realty's flat fee MLS program has been a money
saver for me! I saved $13,400, selling 3 homes. Bob is very
knowledgeable and he will guide you through the process, help
you determine your home’s value, and assist you in presenting
your home in a professional manor. Having
Bob Piazza at your side is worth every penny of this program. Look
no further if you want to save money and sell your own real
estate, use “Northern Star Realty” , Thanks Bob!"
Joe B. ,
Rochester, N.Y. 5/13
"My mother had decided to sell her house, I told her
that there is no need to pay a full real estate commission.
She had just recently finished alot of updates and that the
house would sell itself if it could just get the exposure.
A friend of ours told us about Northern Star Realty and
their flat fee MLS listing service, it worked great for us
and saved my mom a ton of money. Thanks Bob."
Dan and Chris Syracuse, N.Y. 5/13
I would like you to know I am delighted with you and the
flat fee listing service you provide. I was initially
impressed with your website and how clear you explain
the process. Selling my townhouse totally commission
free 3 days after you listed it on the MLS was amazing.
You took all of my calls for advice, I followed it and
saved $9,800.00. The entire process went very smoothly
with no surprises. Your customer service is second to
none! Thank you for everything!"
Baldwinsville, NY 6/13
"The flat-fee program offered by
Northern Star Realty is easy to follow and results in
huge savings to the seller! Bob is extremely helpful
and professional through every step of the process and
makes himself readily available via phone or email for
guidance and advice. This program takes the
intimidation out of selling your home yourself and
really makes the whole selling process seem simple. I
wouldn't sell a house any other way! Thanks Bob!"
Gates, NY 6/13
"I highly recommend using
Northern Star Realty to list your home. We
saved thousands of dollars in real estate
commissions and had numerous showings of our
town home in Fairport. It sold with no problem
and Bob Piazza was always available to assist me
if I had real estate questions. It was an easy
process and we were able to list our home on the
MLS and had a lot of showings even though we did
not have a realtor. I am very happy I used a
flat fee service especially one that was local
and offered me very high customer service. Bob
is very expereinced in real estate and was
always there immediately to assist me in anyway.
Thank you Northern Star Realty!!"
Jenny W., Fairport, NY 6/13
"Bob & Northern Star Realty has been a tremendous
asset to me regarding the sale of my two homes -
I was able to save a lot of money by listing
with Bob, but was still able to get solid real
estate advice from a professional with many
years of experience! Bob was more than happy to
answer any questions that I had (and I had
many!) and also followed up with me throughout
the process. I have been 100% satisfied and
will be recommending him to my friends."
Chili, NY 6/13
experience with Northern Star Realty was
absolutely wonderful. Not only does Bob help
and advise throughout the whole listing and
sale process, but his services are
comprehensive and not misleading as with
many other flat fee agents. I would
recommend Bob without a doubt to my friends
and family. There is no better price for the
type of service and support you will
receive. Thank you Bob!"
J., Pittsford, NY 7/13
"Bob, I just
wanted to let you know how much I appreciate
your agency and your service. With your
flat fee service I saved 6% of $125,000 or
$7,500 in Listing and Buyer Real Estate
Commissions. I sold my house as a result of
one of two open houses you set up for me in
the MLS listing. I would also like to say
that your extremely quick turnaround in
loading our information into the system and
announcing the open house dates was most
appreciated. Your attention to detail was
critical to our success. Anytime we called
for advice we had a wonderful experience. I
honestly do not know why anyone would ever
pay 3% to list their house for sale when
they can partner with you for a nominal flat
fee. Your service is great and we feel
fortunate to have found you. Thanks for
everything you have done for us!"
Syracuse, NY 7/13
purchasing the Flat Fee MLS Program was a
remarkable experience. The exposure to the
numerous real estate web sites was the same
as if a full service Realtor had listed my
property. I had an offer on my home 6 hours
after it hit the MLS listings. With the
buyer's having their own realtor we only
paid 3% commission instead of 6% percent. I
would definitely use your flat fee program
again in the future."
Greece, NY 7/13
"Bob, we wanted to thank you for the
service you offer.... while we knew that
we would have a good chance to sell our
home on our own, getting the exposure on
the MLS was key to the having it sell so
fast. We would do it again the exact
same way! You were a helpful resource
to us and guided us through the
process. We will be spreading the word
about your fine service to all our
friends and family. Thanks again!"
Lianna & Steve B., Ogden, NY 7/13
"Thanks very much to Bob & Northern Star
Realty for the excellent service and the
savings of almost $5,500 dollars in
commissions. It was well worth the $395
to be my own lister."
Gates, NY 8/13
"I tried to sell my
lake property for 6 months on my own
and had little success.
Early in January Bob contacted me
about listing in the $395 MLS
I did see that I was getting some
activity with the weekly status
reports on views
of the property. Bob was was very
prompt with any questions I had. I
recommend his MLS listing service."
Wayland, NY 8/13
"Your “Flat Fee” service works great!
We were able to get our house listed
on the MLS quickly and affordably.
We sold our house in (4) days from
listing! Bob was a great resource in
reviewing contracts and helping us
avoid potential pitfalls prior to
closing. With this service we were
able to save money on the sale of
our house and help with the cost of
buying a new home. I would highly
recommend Northern Star Realty and
the Flat Fee MLS service!"
Shawn M., Amherst, NY 8/13
wanted to say that in the grand
scheme of things finding Bob was
God send. I don't believe in
coincidences. We had mistakenly
gone with a Realtor we knew,
thinking that a Realtor was a
Realtor... wrong! After months
and monthsof our house being "on
the market" and hardly any
showings, after extension, after
extension, and price reduction
after price reduction, we
finally "fired" our Realtor and
signed on the dotted line with
Northern Star Reality. Wow...
Was that the right decision.
With in a couple weeks we had 2
full price + offers. We were
very happy. At first I was not
sure I felt comfortable showing"
the house. Then I realized that
most people "buying" a house
have a Realtor. So I really
only was working with our
"buyer's" Realtor. There were
several times that I did end up
showing the house, but most of
the time it was only working
with an agent so people could
come see the house. We used a
lock box and I would look up the
Realtor on the internet to be
sure they were active and
licensed before I gave the
lock-box code if we were out of
town. It was no problem. I
have already recommended
Northern Star Reality to several
of my friends who have needed to
relocate due to employment and I
would heartily recommend them to
anyone needing to sell property.
Bob was very professional and
answered all my questions and
concerns very patiently. I
could not have asked for more
and our house sold quickly and
for our price. Yea...!!!"
Jo & Jim A., Barker, NY 8/13
"We were very pleased with the
fast, easy and convenient MLS
service. The house was on the
market for only 1 day when we
received an offer that we were
able to negotiate into a closed
sale of the property in very
short order, and we saved alot
of money in the process. I would
recommend this service to anyone
looking to sell their house in
Greece, NY 9/13
provided an excellent approach
for anyone that would like to be
able to sell their home on their
own and also have the support of
the area realtors. His web page
is well organized and the
important information needed is
easily available for review. Bob
responded quickly to all my
questions and made changes when
I requested in a timely manner.
Getting the information into the
formal Multiple Listing System
at a very low cost provided the
needed exposure to get the house
sold. Thanks Bob for your cost
Penfield, NY 9/13
"Using Northern Star Realty to list our cottage was a breeze. Bob was very attentive and responded almost immediately whenever I asked a question. He had all forms available to us, and provided a sign. We were able to save approximately $7,500 in commissions we would have paid to list it with a realtor! We would definitely use this service again!"
Jackie V., Chautauqua Lake, NY 12/13
"Hi Bob, I wanted to let you know that we finally had our closing on Thursday! Thank you for all of your help and support the past couple of months. I have already recommended you to a few friends and think it's a wonderful way to sell your home...I'm so happy that we saved so much doing it this way! :-) All the best,"
Theresa A. Syracuse, NY 1/14
"Just sold with Northern Star Realty for the second time. Selling a home with a flat fee MLS listing gives you exposure that selling just on your own can never ever match, all while saving $$. An MLS number is the key to getting traffic thru your house. So long as your asking price is a researched market fair price and you have some basic understanding of the real estate market you will attract buyers quickly. Those buyers without agents will save you usually 5-6% in commission fees while those with agents 2.5-3%. In either case it's a win win situation, it gives you better pricing range to negotiate and it's definitely worth a try. I will definitely use Northern Star Realty again."
Dalibor S. Hamburg, NY 1/14
"When we decided to put our house on the market I was referred to Bob's site. I found his site to be user friendly and fast. Bob was quick to respond to my emails, texts and calls. Most of all I saved over $6000!
Angela L., Conesus, NY 1/14
We were just about to try to list our house ourselves and a good friend of mine recommended using Northern Star Realty. I’m so glad that I took her advice because I couldn’t have been more pleased with the flat fee MLS listing service. Within one day of calling Bob, the house was listed and we were immediately getting calls. He had a sign made and delivered to us the very next day. Bob is very knowledgeable and professional and he was always available by phone or email to answer our questions and offer assistance. He made a point of checking in with us throughout the process to see how everything was going. We ended up attracting a buyer without an agent and saved $12,000.00 in real estate fees. I would definitely recommend this service to anyone who is willing to show their own house and I would not hesitate to use Bob for our future real estate transactions.
Carl & Jill Zizzo, Webster NY 4/14
Bob, We thank You again for your input, updates and advice. We feel that your service was valuable in selling our home and our confidence in your company is evident by our second time using your services. Thank You.
Tony and Joanne Ventura, Penfield, NY 4/14
If you are looking for a professional real estate agent, we highly recommend Bob Piazza! From our first contact to closing, we appreciated Bob's enthusiasm, communication style, and expert advice when listing our home. His guidance on listing details really showcased our property, and, we enjoyed multiple offers over a few weeks time. Most importantly, our place sold quickly and a great price. He helped usher us to closing through various pitfalls, and went above and beyond what you might expect with any other broker service, flat fee or otherwise. His responsiveness was supremely impressive and really helped take the pressure and stress to sell our house out of the process.
Tim Condon, Victor, NY 5/14
The exceptional service offered by Bob Piazza and Northern Star Realty made the sale of my home nearly effortless. We were able to save a significant amount of money, allowing us to break ground quicker on what will soon be our dream home. Bob was always quick to answer the phone, and he made the entire process seem simple. After our experience, I couldn't imagine selling a home any other way. Thanks again for making it so easy for us!
Patrick Nolles Clay, NY 6/14
I would definitely recommend Bob Piazza to anyone who is looking to sell or buy a home and wants to save some money. We sold our home in less than 2 weeks! Bob was always available to answer our questions and give his advice. He made the process very smooth and easy for us.
Danielle & Zak Pienkowski Clay, NY 6/14
Northern Star Realty was very easy to work with. All I had to do was fill in some paperwork and Bob did the rest. I got calls the same day it went on the Internet and the house sold in three days with 7 offers. I would definitely use Northern Star again.
Brenda L. Talbot Kenmore, NY 6/14
I recently sold my condo with the assistance of northern star realty . I first tried selling property on my own with no luck . Bob was a very helpful and always responded quickly with any questions I had through the process . It was a great learning experience and a big money saver . I highly recommend his service and would use it again without hesitation ! Thanks
Jeff Baker Webster, NY 6/14
Thanks to Bob Piazza/Northern Star Realty for saving me over eight thousand dollars selling my 2 homes. It was well worth the flat fee for his services.
Frank Abasciano Ogden, NY 7/14
Northern Star Realty provides sellers with the ability to save money when selling their house. In today’s world, the internet drives the real estate market and Northern Star Realty provides you with the ability to list your house on the MLS at a reasonable cost. Bob is very helpful and resourceful. We were very pleased with the service we received!
Kevin Hayden Camillus, NY 7/14
"My fiancé and I used Northern Star Realty for the recent sale of our patio home in Baldwinsville. From the very start we experienced Bob's first class and prompt customer service because I accidentally paid for two services. Bob immediately responded to my email and refunded my money just as quickly. Throughout the entire selling process Bob was accessible as well as helpful - lending his years of market knowledge and expertise. I would HIGHLY recommend Northern Star Realty to anyone trying to sell their home by owner. For a small fee, relatively speaking, we gained exposure on MLS and all of the major websites. We were even able to track activity on many of the sites. My fee to Northern Star was one of the best investments I have ever made - it is a MUST for anyone selling by owner. "
Timothy J. DeBlois Baldwinsville, NY 7/14
I was very satisfied with Bob Piazza's's service. He was very accommodating when needed. We changed photos of the house several times and posted frequent open houses. Bob's service saved me thousands of dollars. I would highly recommend this service to anyone willing to put in the effort of selling their house on their own!
Lisa G. Greece, NY 7/14
I am proud to highly recommend the services of Mr. Piazza. An economic down turn in our area had forced a number of owners in our condominium to sell for less than they paid for, but we had to vacate our condo and move out of State, so we decided to go for a flat fee listing service to cut our losses. We were very hesitant at first because most people will tell you that flat fee services only work out when the owner is physically present for the showings. Not true. To our amazement, Bob provided much more than an MLS listing; he guided us through the entire selling process. His advice to us was always on target; thoughtful and wise. He provided valuable insight during tough spots in the negotiations, was always prompt to answer questions, and we always felt he had our best interest in mind. By partnering with Bob, we were able to not only sell our condo remotely, but do so very quickly and at the highest price on record for our condominium in years. We made a net profit when others were losing money. Regards,
Ed A. Amherst, NY 7/14
We just recently closed on our home on Seneca Lake with the help of Bob Piazza and Northern Star Realty. Bob was always available to answer any questions we might have had, plus he got us as much, if not more, exposure on the MLS and other websites as any licensed Realtor could have. Most importantly, he saved us a 3% listing fee, which would have been approximately $13,000. We would highly recommend Bob Piaaza and his services.
R & K Gates Geneva, NY 7/14
Northern Star Realty was an excellent fit for us. We sold our house the first week it was entered into the MLS. We saved a lot of money and had a great experience. Bob answered any questions we had about the process thoroughly and honestly. He also was very quick to add our house to the MLS. I would easily recommend Bob and Northern Star Realty to anyone in the area looking to sell their home.
Rachel and Jim C. Penfield, NY 7/14
Bob was very responsive and helped guide us through the process of selling our own home. He listed our house with a flat fee MLS listing. We highly recommend his services.
Ken G., Rochester 8/14
I really believe in Northern Star Realty for selling. I had no problem representing myself for open houses and showings. Your willingness to assist along the way was extremely valuable. Being able to sell the home myself enabled me to take much less of a loss than I would have being represented by an agency. If you are willing to do a little work yourself, this is the way to go and many, many people that came through my open houses liked the fact that the owner was there to answer questions about the house.
Rick Youngs, Greece, NY 8/14
Working with Bob has been wonderful as he gets back immediately and his knowledge of the local market helped us sell our house in 1 week. Whenever I had a question he was there and he also was a good coach on how we should present the property. I will use ONLY Bob for selling and buying a house!
Rick K., Williamson, NY 8/14
I sold my house on my own and saved on the broker commission. Bob was easy to work with and very responsive. He gets it listed right away and any changes that need to be made are done almost instantaneously. Incredible service !
Jared Roth Victor, NY 9/14
Great working with Bob, he made the process so easy and seamless. He was always checking in with us to see how things were progressing or to see if there was anything he could do to assist us further. He answered any questions we had and responded quickly. I would refer anyone selling their house to him.
Aaron Ryder Syracuse, NY 9/14
Bob was very responsive and provided immediate assistance and understandable explanations about his for sale by owner/MLS listing service. Having not gone through the process of selling my home on my own before, Bob made it seem easy, as if I had done it a thousand times before. He is readily available to address your concerns as needed, no long wait time to establish contact. I sold my house within 3 weeks of obtaining Bob's services. I recommend giving his service a try and I highly recommend Bob.
Barbara W. Cicero, NY 9/14
I would recommend Bob Piazza without hesitation. I was worried that selling my house would be difficult without a traditional realtor, but Bob put my mind at ease. He answered my email/phone questions in a quick, professional manner. I sold my house in less than a week for $1900 less than listing price. If I had listened to the one realtor I consulted, I would have listed for almost $5000 less and would have paid an additional 2.5% in commission. Bob saved me thousands of dollars!
Ed Regan Tonawanda, NY 10/14
My husband and I used Northern Star Realty to sell our house. Our agent Bob Piazza was very knowledgeable and professional. He answered all of our questions and concerns. We made numerous calls that went directly to him. If he wasn't available to answer the call, he immediately got back to us. Thank you Bob for helping us sell our home using the MLS system with just a flat rate and no realtors fees.
Connie and Jack C. Cicero, NY 10/14
Bob Piazza and Northern Star Realty were instrumental in selling my father’s house without retaining a realtor. We’d had the home advertised on Craig’s List but hadn’t gotten much traffic. But, immediately upon putting the house on the MLS through Bob, we had increased phone calls, multiple requests for showings, and held two open house which brought in about 30 potential buyers! Bob was always accessible for questions and to help walk me through the selling process. He also provided invaluable insight and negotiating tips when we received two purchase offers simultaneously. I would definitely recommend Northern Star Realty and Bob Piazza for his professionalism and his cost-saving service for real estate clients.
Nancy S. Irondequoit, NY 10/14
What a great service for anyone looking to sell their home quickly, but most of all cost efficiently! Not only do you get your listing on the mls, but all the other sites that a broker would use to market your home. We saved thousands of dollars using this service and Bob was there to help with any questions we had. Thanks so much!
Stefen B. Clay, NY 10/14
Robert Piazza's flat fee real estate sales is 100% legit. I just sold my house this past month. He puts your house on the MLS, Zillow, Trulia, etc. I got calls from realtors and potential buyers almost everyday and was able to sell my house quickly. Bob was excellent with his advice and was prompt in answering questions. I have been recommending Bob to all of my friends. Do yourself a favor, use Bob and save yourself $3000-$6000 in realtor fees.
Jeff W. Penfield, NY 10/14
Thank you so much for providing this direct medium of service. Thanks to you, we saved thousands of dollars on list side broker fees. The real time capability of your site with respect to web forms along with your communication absolutely exceeded any of my expectations. I give you the highest possible recommendation and will definitely recommend you to others. Thanks again.
Dave M., Henrietta, NY 10/14
I recently sold my house using Northern Star Realty. I would recommend using the Flat Fee MLS with Bob Piazza. He was responsive, answered all my questions, and gave expert advice. He followed through right to the end of the sale. Although this type of service involved work on my part, I found it rewarding in being directly involved and by saving money. I have already told my friends and family that this is a great way to sell a home and would be willing to talk with anyone who might be hesitant about using this service.
Connie C, Liverpool, NY 12/14
Bob thanks for your help, it's a good service for a do it yourself person. Phone and email support were great. I would recommend it for someone who is willing to do the work even if they have never sold a house before.
Jerry C., Chili, NY 12/14
I decided to sell my house on my own and in doing so I was referred to Bob Piazza. He was extremely helpful and provided me with much needed information. My house sold quickly and without the tools provides by Mr. Piazza my house would probably still be on the market !!! Thanks for all your help Bob.
Laurie Hart Clay, NY 1/15
Bob Piazza from Northern Star Realty is truly amazing. I listed my home recently with his flat fee option and saved myself thousands of dollars!!!
Bob is not only professional but caring and honest as well!!! He stayed on top of things and answered all of my questions anytime I had them. He was always quick to answer my call or email!!!! I have and will continue to recommend Bob to everyone I know!!!!! He is top-notch and no gimmicks!!!!
Debbie T. Ogden, NY 2/15
We highly recommend Bob's Flat Fee Service. He was referred by our nephew who recently had successfully used his service. The first week we signed up with Bob he suggested we have an open house. Our open house was very, very well attended and by the end, we had 3 verbal offers which were backed up in the next week with written offers from all 3 buyers. Bob then helped us to evaluate and counter the offers and ultimately accept the best offer. Even though we were experienced with buying and selling homes, Bob's advice and services where invaluable throughout the process.
Dave Benman Manlius, NY 2/15
Bob, I just wanted to send a quick note to you regarding our transaction together. Having you list my house for sale in Chili was the best decision I could have made. I was a bit apprehensive at first because I never tried to sell a house for sale by owner. Thanks for being so helpful and easy to work with. There were a few times when you would send me reminders about some things that I would have over looked or forgotten. I would comment to my wife " Bob actually cares if I sell this house". You didn't just get it up on the MLS and then disappear. Thanks for saving us money!!!
Dave F. Chili, NY 3/15
I was hesitating to sell my home on my own with my wife however I connected with Bob Piazza and the process was easier than I have ever imagined. I had a conversation with him and within a few hours my home was listed on the mls and I was receiving calls and sold the house within 2 days. Any questions that I had during the process were answered immediately via email. I have already referred him to other people and would use him again without any hesitation.
Dave P. Spencerport, NY 3/15
If you're selling a house in Western NY, Robert Piazza is the way to go. Northern Star handles the paperwork and you show your home. Had many agents contact me and Bob was there if I had any questions.
Dave C. Hamburg, NY 3/15
"We have worked with Bob Piazza over the past fours years and have quickly sold two different homes. Bob is excellent to work with, he is knowledgeable and attentive. Offering the Flat Fee MLS Listing Service makes a seemingly overwhelming task become uncomplicated and effortless. Thank you Bob, we recommend you to everyone!"
Lori R. Canandaigua, NY 3/15
Anyone wanting to sell your house in Western NY, I recommend this guy (Bob Piazza). You don't have to hire a full service agent, he will give you the best advice possible, not to mention the savings. I've used Picket Fence in Vermont (FSBO-style magazine) and this service. I prefer this one as you get a bit of support from a licensed broker. But it's a flat-fee so you are in a bit of control as well as to how you want to sell your property. Highly recommended!
Andy Foster Macedon, NY 3/15
Bob helped us list our house on the MLS, which was a huge help in selling it. He was extremely helpful and professional every step of the way. His service is a great investment in selling your home.
Sam Picard Rochester, NY 3/15
"We were looking for a flat fee listing broker to sell our property and we chose Bob with Northern Star Realty. Bob readily answered any questions we had (and I had quite a few !) offered suggestions and his "Seller's tools" to assist us in the sale of our property. We would highly recommend Bob and his services to anyone who would like to save BIG money by using a flat fee broker and we would use him again!
Karen & Marty H. Greece, NY 3/15
Bob has been absolutely terrific. He is always very responsive. He is very knowledgeable about the area and current market conditions, and he offers helpful advice. I have worked with him a number of times using his paid listing service. You may think paid listing is a do-it-yourself sort of thing, but with Bob, beyond the listing and exposure on many venues, he is there to help you through the entire process. I highly recommend him!
Larry T. Rochester, NY 3/15
We recently used Bob’s Flat Fee MLS service to sell both our houses so we could purchase a house together. Bob’s service and support saved us almost $8000 in realtor fees. If you’re willing to show the house yourself and take the calls from prospective buyers, I would highly recommend using this service to list your house. Bob’s customer service was outstanding and made the process of selling both houses super easy. With the number of buyers using online services like Zillow and Realtor.com, having your house listed in the MLS is all you need to get buyers to look. We would never use a full service realtor to sell a house again thanks to Bob’s service.
Mike and Kelly, Webster, NY 4/15
I found Bob on the internet while researching Flat Fee MLS listing services. I could not have been more pleased with my decision. I never met or spoke to Bob in person however he always answered my emails promptly and I was even more pleased that the first week I was listed I had four people look at my house. By virtue of Bob's services I sold my house within a month. Bob walks you through everything and answers all of your questions. This service saved me 3% commission. Thanks Bob!
John P. Attica, NY 4/15
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