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I highly recommend Carolyn Cedar. She is simply phenomenal!

She listed and sold my house finding me an all cash buyer and sold it for the highest price in the neighborhood. She then helped me find my next property- a condo.

Carolyn has the best qualities you can ask in a broker. She has tremendous knowledge of the real estate market combined with exquisite people’s skills. She understood exactly what I was looking for and kept showing me listings until I found my dream home! Throughout the process, she was extremely patient and her unwavering confidence helped me tremendously to keep searching until the right property came along.

I know that I could have never done it without Carolyn’s professional wisdom, valuable advice and support!

-Yael Kapeliuk

Carolyn is great -- smart, patient, knowledgeable, and completely your ally -- can't recommend her highly enough.

-Diane DeSaunders

Words cannot express my appreciation for Carolyn Cedar. Not only did Carolyn help me sell my condo in 3 weeks, she sold me my dream home in Windsor Terrace. Her professionalism is remarkable; she is on her client's team, in every way. I am a new mother and Carolyn was always respectful in accommodating my crazy schedule. She does the job, soup to nuts, and I highly recommend her.

--Joanne Curci

From start to finish, Carolyn was both professional and a joy to work with. My husband and I chose to work with her after meeting her as the seller's agent when we bought the property that she was selling. When we wanted to sell the same property 3 years later, we didn't hesitate to reach out to her. Her strategy and execution were excellent. She set our expectations exactly on the mark (a clear sign of knowing the market). She always returned phone calls and emails. And, again, she's just a nice person, which made the process that much better.

- LH, Park Slope

It was our sincere pleasure to work with Carolyn Cedar in the sale of our home.

We are not first time home sellers, but this is our first time using a broker. The transaction was particularly difficult as we have 2 4-year olds plus a baby and the associated mountains of “stuff” which had to be coordinated and packed away. We were looking for a new home but that purchase was contingent on our sale and the closings were tied to 2 very time-consuming financing approvals (ours and our buyers’). As life went on, half out of boxes, Carolyn is the one that helped keep us sane. She was extremely patient throughout the experience (we could never do what she does!), responsive (at all hours of day and night!) and consistently gentle and respectful of our qualms. She also had a great rapport with other brokers and attorneys and worked with everyone efficiently, always keeping us in the loop on the latest news. Her help and expertise were key from the start of the process: she was enthusiastic about our prospects for finding a buyer (at that time we were anxious and could not imagine how the process would work), skillful in the open house strategy and contract negotiation (which had their hiccups and which, we appreciated knowing, were part of the “norm”), and steady and supportive throughout the process.

Selling a home is such a personal, frustrating and life-changing experience and it is imperative to have someone trustworthy, experienced and kind by one’s side through it all!

We would wholeheartedly recommend Carolyn to others who are looking for a worthy partner in their home purchase/sale process!

-INJ, Windsor Terrace

We were referred to Carolyn Cedar by a friend. She did a great job listing our place, getting people to our open house, and ultimately selling for over $50K over our asking price. Better than we could have hoped for. Thanks Carolyn!

– MF, Park Slope

Carolyn recently helped us find our Kensington home. We can't say enough positive things about working with her. She is honest, fair and goes the extra mile to make sure both buyers and sellers are happy. Her knowledge of the Brooklyn market is formidable. Block by block she knows the history of the neighborhoods and the current market like no-one else. Carolyn makes what can be a very complicated and emotional process -- finding and buying a home -- much easier and even fun.

-WK, Kensington

We really appreciate your expertise, patience, advice and not the least of all kindness throughout the entire home/sale purchase experience! You performed your job so well during such a vulnerable and momentous time in our lives. -RJ

We recommend Carolyn Cedar!

For anyone who is buying or selling a property, we highly recommend working with Carolyn Cedar at Douglas Elliman Real Estate. We recently purchased a co-op that Carolyn showed us in Kensington, and she was a real pleasure to work with. When we first met with our attorney to go over our contract of sale, she was impressed by how thorough and diligent Carolyn was, and expressed that these characteristics are hard to find in a real estate agent these days. From the very beginning, Carolyn was patient, informative, honest and very attentive to all issues pertaining to our property purchase. From the time of signing our contract of sale, and the actual closing, there were a few things that came up, and Carolyn was always extremely helpful. In fact, there was one document that she personally hand delivered and brought to our closing, to ensure that we closed before the rate-lock on our mortgage expired. Before we started looking to buy an apartment in Brooklyn, we had never met Carolyn. We are not her family, and have no mutual friends; we are just telling it like it is. We met scores of realtors in the last few months, and she was by far the most honest and realistic.

-Proud New Brooklyn Homeowners

I cannot recommend Carolyn Cedar enough. From the moment we met her, we agreed to sign up with her as both listing agent for my Cobble Hill coop apartment, and as our buyer's agent as we looked for a single family home in Windsor Terrace. Despite last year's turbulent economic times, Carolyn was able to expertly coordinate the successful sale of my unit and purchase of our new home, scheduling the closing dates within two weeks of each other. The entire experience left me with absolutely no worry, hesitation or concerns. Carolyn was available always to handle all prospective buyers on the co-op, and she was incredibly resourceful to us as we bought our first home. I have and will continue to recommend Carolyn to all family, friends and colleagues.

-Sarah, Windsor Terrace

I recently received a postcard in the mail. It had a picture of a house and the caption was: “Sold in record time!” I don’t know how you feel about those postcards, but this one I knew to be true, because the house on the card was MY house. And the card was sent from Carolyn Cedar, MY real estate agent.

When I asked Carolyn to assess my home and tell me how much she thought I should ask, I was sure she was going to quote me a number about $200K lower than she did. I thought she was crazy, but she proceeded to back up her opinion with detailed information on recent sales in the neighborhood (she’d already done her homework). I thought she sounded like she knew what she was doing, so I convinced my soon-to-be-ex-husband that she was the one we should have handling the sale.

She told me exactly what to do, and I did it. She held two open houses with a number of re-showings, and a few private showings. We received a number of offers and she helped us navigate our way through them to choose what we thought was the best one. When it looked like that offer might fall through, she came up with a buyer who made a BETTER offer. It was very nearly our asking price and all in cash. We had their engineer in two days later and signed a 30 day contract. House sold!

Carolyn Cedar earned every penny of her commission, and I would recommend her to anyone who had a house to sell.

-Sincerely, ZH

Carolyn, thank you for making what could have been a stressful situation one of the easiest decisions of my life. It was an absolute pleasure working with you.

-PR, Windsor Terrace Seller

Lynn gracefully navigated the complex co-op purchase process, and helped me find a new home near Prospect Park.

My hunt ended up being quite difficult due to some issues that came up with the first unit I entered into contract for. Prior to contract signing, I had noted a couple of irregularities in the way the building was being run, and discussed with Lynn. She advised me that I shouldn't move forward if I didn't feel comfortable with the situation, and also worked with the seller to put me in touch with the association board president to see if he could address my concerns. In retrospect I should have backed out, but I went ahead with the contract despite my reservations. Lynn did everything she could from that point to move the deal along smoothly, but eventually we found out that the management company was refusing to process my board application, claiming that I had had some sort of altercation with their president (who I have never spoken to). Luckily, Lynn was able to work with the Seller to void the contract and get me my deposit back.In the next couple of months I saw a few other places that I liked enough to make offers on. I felt Lynn had a fairly accurate idea of how high I would need to bid to get an accepted offer, and she helped me to set expectations accordingly.

Finally, I found a place that met almost all of my criteria, and Lynn helped me to put together a competitive, and ultimately winning bid. Again, Lynn worked hard to keep the long co-op purchase process on track, and was a great help in organizing, checking, and rechecking what was for me a very long and complex board application (for the second time).

Overall I can recommend Lynn as a hardworking, honest, and knowledgeable agent, and I'm very happy in my new home!

Cheers,

Alex

Thank you for your smarts, time, help, good humor and generosity throughout our search. You didn't even get offended when I bothered you on your vacations or while you were nursing an injury. That's dedication. We are thrilled with our new home and excited to move in once the contractor does his work (I'll send pictures). It will be a labor of love from here on out!

- Buyer

Lynn -

Who knew what real estate history we would create together. Your patience, mentoring, and friendship has meant the world to all four of us. I am so happy that it was you we went through this process with. Thank you for laughing with me, pretending to be my mom at times, schlepping all over Brooklyn, keeping on top of all the details, crying silently with me at times, cursing with me at others. Mark was right – you’re the best and we love you. Thank you.

Forever grateful - Jacqueline

Lynn Tesser was an amazing resource and adviser during our house search. She is extremely knowledgeable about the Brooklyn real estate market. After having had several failed attempts at buying a two-family house in Brooklyn, I turned to Lynn, who sprang into action immediately. She found us a number of houses that met our needs, including the one we eventually purchased. She was willing to help in any way possible, including helping us to identify contractors, finding comps for similar houses and providing advice about rental prices for the apartment in the two-family house. She advocated for us with the buyer even though our financing took longer than we would have liked and other offers had come in. Lynn was the voice of reason in a very volatile real estate market and when an earlier offer fell through. She was bound and determined to provide any assistance we needed to allow us to get our dream home. I would recommend Lynn very highly.

- Dolores Swerin-Yao

We had a terrific experience working with Lynn. From our very first contact she was responsive and knowledgeable, she found places that were exactly suited to what we wanted, and she stayed close every step of the way. Her follow-up was flawless, and she is also very pleasant to work with. The result was we found the perfect place, in an ideal location, for less than our budgeted maximum. We recommend Lynn highly.

Thanks for being so understanding. Further, it goes without saying that you have been one of our most important people over the past few years. Overall, we could not have asked for a more loyal, professional and amazing person to be in our corner during fun and less fun situations. We appreciate your dedication and friendship, and of course the great results.

-David & Asya

Lynn Tesser is a gem of a Real Estate Agent. After several unpleasant encounters with other agents, Lynn was a breath of fresh air. I was comfortable with her from our very first phone call and subsequent meeting. She guided my husband and I through the sometimes arduous process of finding a house. Her quick thinking and strong industry connections snagged us our new home right before a bidding war would have closed off the option. After closing on our 2 family home, we retained Lynn to rent our other unit and she found us a fantastic tenant. We wholeheartedly recommend Lynn Tesser as your Real Estate Agent.

-Susan and Jeffrey Hemley

It was a pleasure working with Lynn Tesser. Energetic, always available (even when on vacation!) and always ready to show us more homes. We finally closed on our perfect home. I would highly recommend Lynn and would definitely use her again.

-Elizabeth

I’m writing this from a very happy place: Apartment 2L/3L. That slash between the two L’s means my apartment is a duplex. Which means it was highly coveted. Which means countless other parties wanted it. Which means, as first-time homebuyers, my wife and I had no shot.

I’d like to thank Lynn Tesser for proving us wrong.

I'd also like to thank Lynn for showing us that you don't have to sacrifice the neighborhood you want for the space you need.

There is no more skilled, aggressive or tenacious real estate agent than she. Lynn knows the buildings. The streets. The neighborhood. And most importantly — the right people.

She also knows how to guide two first-time homebuyers through the maddening process of purchasing in the NYC real estate market. It was a breeze. Of all the steps involved, Lynn guided us through each one. From bid to close, our hands were held. Hers is the personal touch.

Lynn Tesser didn’t just find us our dream apartment. She found us our dream duplex.Sean & Susan Lee, Brooklyn

Lynn is tireless and knows what's what in Brooklyn real estate. She's always pulling for her clients and cares for them like family.

-Jill and Andy

We were a couple of exacting Manhattanites who were not familiar with Brooklyn at the time, but were making the move across the river. Lynn did a great job of giving us the lay of the land and listening to our needs. She also tirelessly showed us countless apartments and gave us her personal and professional advice and negotiating skills which ultimately helped us find the perfect apartment at the perfect price. I'd highly recommend working with Lynn!

-Steve and Keith

We've spent two nights in the apartment and it's great ! We're very happy ! We wanted to thank you so much for being there for us and for all your help and support through this EPIC process. Your faith that everything would work out was very helpful in the midst of our sometimes frustration. So glad our paths crossed at that open house!

-All the best Graham and Megan

Daniel Martinez V., CFA
Director, Latin America Interest Rate Trading at Natixis
April 1, 2018, Daniel was a client of Cynthia’s

I highly recommend working with Cynthia if you're in the market for a new home. She is extremely patient, responsive and never pressured us into a decision. She knows the Brooklyn area very well and provided us with an in-depth understanding of each neighborhood. She is very dedicated to her clients and looked out for us every step of the way in the purchasing process. We always felt comfortable being completely honest with her about properties, goals, like, dislikes, etc. She is warm and personable but has sharp eyes and ears out for her clients. Anyone looking for a new home should definitely reach out to her!

07/09/2018 - Anne Fuller
Found a tenant for a Multiple Occupancy home in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, NY.

Cynthia has been my agent for the renting of two apartments in the house I own in Windsor Terrace. I can’t speak too highly about her. She advised on the units’ strong and weak points, helped me get painting and repairs done before I could put one apartment on the market, took good photos and generally moved everything forward expeditiously. In one case, she found me an excellent tenant in just one day, in the other, in two days. She is sympathetic, trusted by my tenants as well as me, I’m pretty sure. I highly recommend her! Less

07/03/2018 - liviamargon

Helped me rent a home in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11215.

Cynthia helped my find my first rental apartment in Brooklyn, I was moving from Chicago and it was my first time living in the city. I am currently under international status and my source of funds also being international made it very hard for me to navigate the city's competitive market. Most of the real estate agents I spoke to would have a very negative attitude and tell me that I would have to pay an entire year of rent in advance (!) or pay exorbitant amounts for a guarantor company. Although there were moments where that option was brought up, Cynthia persevered where most people just gave up and ended up finding me a lovely and spacious apartment in the location I wanted without any of these requirements. It wasn't all roses but I honestly don't know what I would have done if Cynthia had not helped me. When I move in the future I will want to work with no one else but her. Less

06/28/2018 - grkogan
Helped me rent a Multiple Occupancy home in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, NY.

Cynthia helped us rent our home. She was incredibly helpful as we were working with a very tight deadline and had just had a baby so we were going through a bit of a transition. Cynthia was very detail oriented and very quickly took care of all the outstanding items so that we can move forward with getting our home. She was fully dedicated to getting the job done and we felt fully supported by her. We were so happy that we were able to get our dream home. We are very grateful for her service and highly recommend her. Less

06/27/2018 - mpittssole
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2018 in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY.

Cynthia helped us find our apartment in Prospect Heights. She was very responsive, caring and patient. She listened to us and provided us with sound advice that we are so thankful we followed! She never pushed us one way or another "to close the deal"--she always had our best interest and provided us many options and solutions to any doubts we had. This is our first time buying an apartment and couldn't imagine doing it with anyone else! Less

Lynn gracefully navigated the complex co-op purchase process, and helped me find a new home near Prospect Park.

My hunt ended up being quite difficult due to some issues that came up with the first unit I entered into contract for. Prior to contract signing, I had noted a couple of irregularities in the way the building was being run, and discussed with Lynn. She advised me that I shouldn't move forward if I didn't feel comfortable with the situation, and also worked with the seller to put me in touch with the association board president to see if he could address my concerns. In retrospect I should have backed out, but I went ahead with the contract despite my reservations. Lynn did everything she could from that point to move the deal along smoothly, but eventually we found out that the management company was refusing to process my board application, claiming that I had had some sort of altercation with their president (who I have never spoken to). Luckily, Lynn was able to work with the Seller to void the contract and get me my deposit back.In the next couple of months I saw a few other places that I liked enough to make offers on. I felt Lynn had a fairly accurate idea of how high I would need to bid to get an accepted offer, and she helped me to set expectations accordingly.

Finally, I found a place that met almost all of my criteria, and Lynn helped me to put together a competitive, and ultimately winning bid. Again, Lynn worked hard to keep the long co-op purchase process on track, and was a great help in organizing, checking, and rechecking what was for me a very long and complex board application (for the second time).

Overall I can recommend Lynn as a hardworking, honest, and knowledgeable agent, and I'm very happy in my new home!

Cheers,

Alex

Cynthia is a true professional! She worked tirelessly as our listing broker and kept us posted on any developments. She listened to our needs, responded quickly and with great advice each time. We couldn't be happier with the results and give Cynthia full credit for being a savvy, friendly and effective broker!

-Jennifer Ching, Esq.

Thank you for your smarts, time, help, good humor and generosity throughout our search. You didn't even get offended when I bothered you on your vacations or while you were nursing an injury. That's dedication. We are thrilled with our new home and excited to move in once the contractor does his work (I'll send pictures). It will be a labor of love from here on out!

- Buyer

Lynn -

Who knew what real estate history we would create together. Your patience, mentoring, and friendship has meant the world to all four of us. I am so happy that it was you we went through this process with. Thank you for laughing with me, pretending to be my mom at times, schlepping all over Brooklyn, keeping on top of all the details, crying silently with me at times, cursing with me at others. Mark was right – you’re the best and we love you. Thank you.

Forever grateful - Jacqueline

Lynn Tesser was an amazing resource and adviser during our house search. She is extremely knowledgeable about the Brooklyn real estate market. After having had several failed attempts at buying a two-family house in Brooklyn, I turned to Lynn, who sprang into action immediately. She found us a number of houses that met our needs, including the one we eventually purchased. She was willing to help in any way possible, including helping us to identify contractors, finding comps for similar houses and providing advice about rental prices for the apartment in the two-family house. She advocated for us with the buyer even though our financing took longer than we would have liked and other offers had come in. Lynn was the voice of reason in a very volatile real estate market and when an earlier offer fell through. She was bound and determined to provide any assistance we needed to allow us to get our dream home. I would recommend Lynn very highly.

- Dolores Swerin-Yao

We had a terrific experience working with Lynn. From our very first contact she was responsive and knowledgeable, she found places that were exactly suited to what we wanted, and she stayed close every step of the way. Her follow-up was flawless, and she is also very pleasant to work with. The result was we found the perfect place, in an ideal location, for less than our budgeted maximum. We recommend Lynn highly.

Thanks for being so understanding. Further, it goes without saying that you have been one of our most important people over the past few years. Overall, we could not have asked for a more loyal, professional and amazing person to be in our corner during fun and less fun situations. We appreciate your dedication and friendship, and of course the great results.

David & Asya

Lynn Tesser is a gem of a Real Estate Agent. After several unpleasant encounters with other agents, Lynn was a breath of fresh air. I was comfortable with her from our very first phone call and subsequent meeting. She guided my husband and I through the sometimes arduous process of finding a house. Her quick thinking and strong industry connections snagged us our new home right before a bidding war would have closed off the option. After closing on our 2 family home, we retained Lynn to rent our other unit and she found us a fantastic tenant. We wholeheartedly recommend Lynn Tesser as your Real Estate Agent.

Susan and Jeffrey Hemley

It was a pleasure working with Lynn Tesser. Energetic, always available (even when on vacation!) and always ready to show us more homes. We finally closed on our perfect home. I would highly recommend Lynn and would definitely use her again.

-Elizabeth

I’m writing this from a very happy place: Apartment 2L/3L. That slash between the two L’s means my apartment is a duplex. Which means it was highly coveted. Which means countless other parties wanted it. Which means, as first-time homebuyers, my wife and I had no shot.

 

I’d like to thank Lynn Tesser for proving us wrong.

 

I'd also like to thank Lynn for showing us that you don't have to sacrifice the neighborhood you want for the space you need.

 

There is no more skilled, aggressive or tenacious real estate agent than she. Lynn knows the buildings. The streets. The neighborhood. And most importantly — the right people.

 

She also knows how to guide two first-time homebuyers through the maddening process of purchasing in the NYC real estate market. It was a breeze. Of all the steps involved, Lynn guided us through each one. From bid to close, our hands were held. Hers is the personal touch.

 

Lynn Tesser didn’t just find us our dream apartment. She found us our dream duplex.

Sean & Susan Lee, Brooklyn 

 

 

Lynn is tireless and knows what's what in Brooklyn real estate. She's always pulling for her clients and cares for them like family.
Jill and Andy

 

We were a couple of exacting Manhattanites who were not familiar with Brooklyn at the time, but were making the move across the river.    Lynn did a great job of giving us the lay of the land and listening to our needs.  She also tirelessly showed us countless apartments and gave us her personal and professional advice and negotiating skills which ultimately helped us find the perfect apartment at the perfect price.  I'd highly recommend working with Lynn!

Steve and Keith



We've spent two nights in the apartment and it's great ! We're very happy ! We wanted to thank you so much for being there for us and for all your help and support through this EPIC process. Your faith that everything would work out was very helpful in the midst of our sometimes frustration. So glad our paths crossed at that open house!

All the best Graham and Megan

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