Brendan was the ideal partner to help us with our real estate search! Beyond being proactive in market targeting, he was extremely responsive to our questions through the entire search to contract to close process. Brendan brings great insight to market value of properties, as well as a clear view on quality/risks of the property given his professional background.
We will not hesitate to use Brendan and would strongly recommend him for your buying or selling needs.
Colin – Newtown Square, PA
Even in a normal housing market you want the best realtor that you can find. Mix in COVID-19 and an extremely tight housing market on top of the normal complexities of buying a house and good realtor is worth their weight in gold. Brendan of Crescent Real Estate is just the kind of professional you want working with you. During the lockdown Brendan kept in touch even though there wasn’t much to see but plenty to keep track of. He took the opportunity to stay abreast of the housing market and what was still happening and monitored a constantly changing situation.
When the market started back up again Brendan didn’t miss a beat and was on top of the changing situation as well as the rules regarding the showings. Reviewing the houses was where his expertise and experience was a tremendous asset. He was able to identify meaningful issues with a house’s condition and provide guidance on the scale and scope of the issue so that we could decide whether it was something we were willing to live with given the other merits of a given property. In a tight seller’s market having this information was critical in allowing us to make informed and quick judgements about whether we wanted to continue the process for a particular house. In a number of cases I am certain Brendan saved us from biting off more than we were bargaining for. During the negotiation Brendan was able to offer us a great feel for the market as well as good guidance on what was reasonable to ask for. When we lost our first offer he was able to provide insight as to what we could do differently in the future, which in our case wasn’t much given the high demand in our area.
Yes the seller’s agent pays the buyer’s representative. Brendan was thoroughly professional in this regard and never left us in any doubt he had our best interests in mind during every stage of the process. He was also mindful not to make his opinions ours but provided us with fact of the matter information to allow us to make our own choices. Patient and responsive he was always mindful of our time as well.
The house we bought needed some work before we could move in and given the Covid situation we wanted to get the work done quickly. Brendan was able to recommend several contractors that we have had a great experience with. Even after the sale had closed he followed up to see if there was anything that we needed.
The highest praise I can give anyone is that they are thoroughly professional and one can tell that Brendan loves what he does. Every realtor should be like Brendan but I am certain he is exceptional.
Bill – Wayne, PA
We worked with Brendan during late 2018 and through fall 2019. During this time Brendan was our realtor first as a buyers agent and then as a sellers agent. Brendan is very knowledgeable about the Main Line area and approaches his work with a lot of professionalism. He was there to guide us every step of the way starting with an understanding of our needs and shortlisting houses for us to see during the purchase phase. He has excellent contacts in the industry and was able to guide us many times whether it was to hire a home inspector or to just answer our questions about house construction and pros and cons. During the sale phase he presented us with sales data and helped us arrive at a sale price and suggested staging services that helped us sell our property in less than a month. What sets Brendan apart is his excellent knowledge of the real estate business and residential construction which was very useful during our search and in our decision making. He is very responsive, trust-worthy and straightforward in his dealings and we would recommend him 100%.
Deepak – St. Davids, PA
Brendan was a pleasure to work with both on the sale of our previous home and purchase of our new one. He was easy to talk to and had an excellent understanding of the area. Despite COVID, we sold our home for full ask and also got a great deal on our new one. We couldn’t recommend Brendan more highly!
Lauren – Devon, PA
Brendan was an excellent realtor to work with during our first home buying experience. Brendan met with us upfront to learn about what we are looking for in a neighborhood and a home. During this meeting Brendan gave us a good overview of the current real estate market, towns, and school districts. The information was very helpful to us in narrowing down our search parameters as we were not overly familiar with the area. Brendan also told us about common issues that come up during the process like the fact that the area has higher levels of radon and that it is common for home inspections to identify that issue for remediation. That information was great to know so when the home we did purchase had radon as an issue on the inspection we were not surprised and felt comfortable with how it was resolved. The upfront coaching was excellent and made us feel comfortable during the process.
Brendan was also very willing to meet us at all different times to see homes. Brendan always made himself available to see a house even doing a tour via FaceTime when we were out of town and a house we wanted to see came on the market. That wound up being the house we purchased so seeing it so quickly via FaceTime made everything much easier.
Brendan was also very engaged and response during the negotiation phase of the home buying process. Brendan gave sound advice and coached us through how to approach each situation. We never felt rushed or pressured at all to make a decision. Brendan made what could have been a stressful experience very enjoyable and rewarding.
Brendan was a fantastic real estate agent who we would highly recommend to any buyer.
Ed – Paoli, PA
Brendan helped my wife and I both sell our existing home and buy our new home, and we couldn’t have imagined a better person to help with either transaction. Selling our home, Brendan was thoughtful and strategic about what to do to make our house sell quick and for a great price. Buying a home, Brendan was patient and supportive as we sorted through dozens of visits trying to find the right place for us. I also thoroughly appreciated his quantitative approach to determining a fair offer. I’d highly recommend Brendan to anyone and will certainly use him again should the need arise.
Nathan – Malvern, PA
Brendan is a phenomenal realtor who was beyond helpful during our first home buying process. He was professional, attentive, responsive, and made the process fun along the way. I trusted his expertise throughout the process and always felt comfortable that he had our best interests in mind. I highly recommend him to anyone buying a house – he’s the best!
Chris – Havertown, PA
I found Brendan on one of the popular realty websites and decided to reach out to him based on the excellent reviews he’d received from previous clients. I needed a strong buyer’s advocate to help me find and purchase the right home, and really lucked out when I connected to Brendan. He helped us narrow our search to the areas that matched our needs and started taking us through houses we wanted to see. He was flexible and accommodating to our schedule. Brendan is extremely patient and helped us weed out multiple houses, quickly identifying issues we wouldn’t have otherwise observed on our own. When we finally found the house we wanted, he coached me through the buying process, and was never impatient in answering my questions and addressing concerns. He did a great job in managing all stages of the offer, agreement of sale, and contingency period through closing, including negotiating substantial credits against the sales price for repairs. Brendan’s a true real estate professional, and I hope to work with him again on my next real estate transaction.
Chris – Ardmore, PA
Brendan knows his market incredibly well and helped us sell our house in less than 72 hours! We have worked with Brendan twice now and would recommend him to anyone.
Ann – Wayne, PA
After failing to sell our home using 3 other agents, we finally succeeded using Brendan. He provided us with the best, most accurate information, and good solid advice through the closing.
Edward – Wayne, PA
Brendan came recommended to us from friends and family. From day one working with him, he was honest, responsive and an advocate for what we wanted in a home. Although we are not looking to move from the wonderful house Brendan helped us snag, we will work with him again, and definitely recommend him to anyone else in our inner circle who is looking for a trustworthy and professional realtor.
Roy – Wayne, PA
Brendan was instrumental in helping us find the home of our dreams. He came highly recommended from my brother and his wife who purchased their home around 2 years prior. He was patient and was able to meet us whenever we could (sometimes during off hours) to look at houses all over the place. Once we found a house, he was real with us about the offer we had to make to have a realistic shot at acceptance. His real value came after the offer was accepted. He led us every step of the way with clear dates and forms. We never had to leave him a voicemail as he answered every time. We knew he had other clients but made us feel as if we were his only customers. He was on time at the closing and made a complicated process seem very easy. We would recommend him to anyone.
Ryan – King of Prussia, PA
Brendan began to support me even before I decided to sell my house. He was referred by a friend after she worked with two different agents and couldn’t sell her home. With Brendan’s expertise, she sold her house for full asking price in 3 days. Even though I was not certain I was going to list my house, Brendan met me at my house and reviewed what should be addressed prior to doing so. He also looked up the county’s assessment of my house and felt it was too high. He was correct which led to my property taxes being reduced by $4,500 annually. Once I decided to sell the house, there was no question I was going to list it with Brendan. It was a very good decision. He guided me through the price considerations, reviewing the comparables to determine my price point. He has to be ranked very high as a supportive human being who lives in the crazy world of real estate. He truly knows real estate marketing. He took such good care of me during this stressful time in my life and made everything so easy to understand, before, during, and even after the sale of my late husband’s, our children’s, and my house of 30 years.
Alice – Haverford, PA
Brendan was the agent who sold our home in two days. He’s a true professional. He did an excellent job in helping come up with a value that would attract the most attention by buyers and agents so we maximized the traffic though the house. He did a great job prepping us to make the home most attractive for sale. His communication with us was excellent on all the things we needed to do in preparation for the sale. He also did an excellent job with the photos and marketing of the house. The traffic the first days was fantastic and there were many showings. He did a wonderful job working with other realtors on details for visits and answering questions they had. The settlement was a breeze due to his work. All in all, he did an absolutely fantastic job and my wife and I could not be more pleased with the outcome. Thank you Brendan.
Ken – St. Davids, PA
Brendan has genuine expertise in the real estate market. His accurate pricing allowed the house to be sold at a fair price. Brendan responded to every call or email in a timely manner. He has knowledge in many areas and was able to offer help when needed. He took the stress out of selling a house. Brendan has genuine and made the process very simple. I would highly recommend Brendan Reilly.
Linda – Gladwyne, PA
I would highly recommend Brendan to anyone who is in the process of selling or buying a home. I was always totally aware every step of the way and he was quick to respond to all my concerns. Our house sold in one day at a price that exceeded our asking price. I could not have been more pleased with the outcome.
Patricia – Malvern, PA
Brendan’s no-nonsense approach to the sale of my home simplified the entire process. He was a great source of valuable information when it came down to the small details around the agreement of sale. My house was sold and settled upon in just 6 weeks after listing. Brendan helped to push the entire process through quickly and without issue.
Janey – Malvern, PA
Brendan was wonderful to work with from start to finish. Took us through the whole process from understanding our wants/needs to finding the right house even with many challenges. We are transplants from GA and he really helped and instructed us on PA. He never tired of taking us to look at houses and he has an expert eye on things one would overlook. He has expert knowledge on houses and their construction and how all aspects of it should function. As well as his knowledge of schools, activities, events, roads and traffic patterns and commutes, what to look for and what to avoid, how to negotiate and make an offer, taxes, surrounding areas etc. Was there through the house inspections and always with expert knowledge and always courteous, willing to help and quick to respond to calls, emails and any queries. So very happy to have worked with this great realtor.
Naomi – West Chester, PA
We met other agents but when Brendan arrived it was very apparent that he was different. He was straightforward and made it very clear as to next steps and how he would focus his attention on our needs. And he did! All thru the process from listing thru closing he was always clear and timely in his responses no matter how trivial they may have been. He was very detailed and gave us a excellent review of comparables and what we could expect as a listing price. He was right on. He was always transparent with us and helped us prepare the home for sale with an expert eye. His photographs were top notch. He was great!
Andrew – Wayne, PA
Brendan was extremely helpful throughout the entire home selling process. Originally he was referred to us through friends in our neighborhood whom had a great home buying experience with him. As with any home sale there were a couple surprises and Brendan quickly provided the necessary contacts, informed us of our options and put our decisions into action. We greatly appreciated his attention to detail and expertise.
Mindy and Mike – Wayne, PA
Brendan was a fantastic resource in the home buying process. My wife and I were first time home buyers and were not very knowledgeable about the process. After meeting with a couple other realtors, Brendan was clearly the best one. As soon as we met with him for the first time, we knew that he would be the right realtor for us. He made us feel very comfortable, explained the process, was honest and transparent without being pushy in any way. He actually specializes in first time buyers and owns his own realty company. Throughout the process, Brendan was very patient with us as we looked at homes, answered all questions, and proactively provided details based on his knowledge of the area. Since he also did home construction before, he is able to point out structural issues with the home which was a huge help. He was so helpful when making the offer and ensuring we made a fair price offer and ensured all documents were signed and was very proactive in terms of making sure the seller was adhering to the contract and was always an advocate for us and looking out for our best interest! Would absolutely use him again and 100% recommend him to anyone!! he is fantastic and could not think of a better person to represent you in either buying or selling a home!
Dimitry – Newtown Square, PA
Brendan represented us as our buyer’s agent while we were looking from a home before returning from an international assignment. Our search was challenging as we were looking while still abroad. We only had a few trips home to look at houses live. Brendan made sure to line up all of our requested showings one after the other so we could see as many as possible, often will little notice from us on our availability. When we saw listings we liked from abroad, Brendan would arrange for a viewing via FaceTime where he would walk us through giving us his thoughts as he went along. We were very impressed by Brendan’s advice, real estate knowledge and overall guidance. We would recommend Brendan to anyone in the market to buy a new home!
Aly – Devon, PA
Brendan is very professional. He is knowledgeable of the area and house conditions and is honest to give suggestions. For example, he will point out the problem of the house. The houses that he liked went fast. He never pushed us to make any decision. Although we made all kinds of mistakes as first-time buyer, he is always patient and supported us. We will recommend Brendan to our friends.
Lijia – Malvern, PA
We needed to sell our home of 33 years and downsize to a house with a first floor master bedroom. When we began this process, we didn’t understand how challenging it would be. Brendan is extremely knowledgeable about real estate in today’s high tech environment. He is also extremely patient and encouraging with those of us who are not. He walked us through every detail of both selling and buying a home, and his advice always proved solid and reliable. One thing we especially appreciated, when we were looking for a property to buy, is that Brendan is very familiar with the construction trade. He understands how houses are built, so every walk-through we did with him included an ‘inspection’ as well. This was an invaluable asset! Finally, Brendan has wonderful people skills, and is sensitive to the emotional ups and downs that go with real estate transactions. He knows when to step in and when to hang back. We highly recommend Brendan for both selling and buying a home.
Roxy – Berwyn, PA
In preparation for selling our home, we were initially attracted to Brendan’s company because of his reduced commission program. However upon meeting with Brendan we quickly realized that his knowledge of the local real estate market, coupled with his detailed and analytical approach to marketing homes was an additional, unexpected benefit. We have sold a number of homes in the past and Brendan displayed a much higher level of professionalism and knowledge than we had experienced in past transactions, and he provided these benefits at a lower commission rate than we have paid previously. We would enthusiastically recommend him as a real estate professional for your next sale or purchase.
Michael – Berwyn, PA
Brendan was very professional and responsive. He’s very knowledgeable on the area and was a great help. Our house sold quickly. I highly recommend him to anyone buying and/or selling a home.
Kelly – Berwyn, PA
Brendan is a superstar. We fired our prior realtor, and brought in Brendan to save the day. The difference Brendan brought in terms of in expertise, approach to the process and knowledge was dramatic. Brendan is extremely knowledgeable and detail-oriented. The little things mattered and he took the time to advise us in expert fashion on details big and small. He was also unafraid to give it to us straight. His advice and expertise was the difference in getting our house sold. We live in Radnor Township PA and his knowledge of the homes, people, trends, developments in the area was immense. If you live anywhere in the Radnor, Wayne, T/E, Lower Merion or nearby areas – no need to consider anyone else. Brendan is the best.
Andrew – Radnor, PA
We began working with Brendan to assist us on purchasing a new home and he impressed us so much we knew he would be the ideal person to sell our previous home as well. Regarding the purchase of our new home, Brendan very much made us feel that he absolutely had our best interest in mind. We really felt he served our needs so well, taking the time to really answer our questions and concerns the same day we presented them, often times multiple times a day. Brendan helped us find the ideal home for us and we are so happy. It hit all our requirements, size, neighborhood, convenience, etc. When it came to selling our home, Brendan did it all, the photos, the presentation, and he himself assisted in open houses really making himself available to answer questions of the potential buyers. His knowledge of the market is strong and his understandings of the inner workings of a home set him apart from other agents. Brendan actively pursued avenues to highlight our property making sure it got the attention of potential buyers. He was always very informative on what was going on with our property but more importantly he was so responsive to our suggestions and truly made us feel like he was working with us. When we accepted an offer on our previous home, Brendan laid out all the necessary steps we needed to take to complete the sale of our home. When an offer comes in, the real work begins, inspections, repairs, and township requirements, to name a few, and Brendan was right with us assisting us in closing the deal making the process as seamless as possible. Brendan is a pleasure to work with, professional and personable, we cannot recommend him enough.
Brooke – Devon, PA
My husband and I worked with Brendan in finding our “forever home.” Upon our first meeting with him, it was clear that we were in good hands and throughout our house hunt, I always felt confident that he would steer us right. Brendan is a true professional. He consistently gave us sound advice, had expansive knowledge of the local market, and was extremely responsive throughout the entire process. We also worked with him to sell our town home, which received an offer the day after our showings began. I would highly recommend working with Brendan.
Laura – Wayne, PA
Brendan was wonderful to work with and is a true real estate professional. We were relocating from another state and while we were familiar with the area, Brendan’s expertise in the local real estate market helped us find the perfect home. What was helpful was Brendan’s expertise beyond what you get from your average agent, his knowledge of the various Townships regulations, construction costs and the market helped us with evaluating a property prior to making an offer. We would recommend him to our family and friends
Casey – Newtown Square, PA
It is our pleasure to recommend Brandon Reilly as your next realtor. If you are looking for an assistant buyer as opposed to a real estate salesman, then Brendan is your man. Brendan is second to none when it comes to knowledge in the real estate market. There is not a question he cannot answer; whether it comes to variances, zoning, taxes, home additions, property division, pricing or mortgage issues … he has the answers. In selling our home, Brendan took all the proper steps to execute a fast and lucrative turnaround. He told us what we had to do to get our house in selling condition. What we appreciated most though was his honesty. Brendan was a part of our team, if the house wasn’t for us he told us, if a house was overpriced he told us and if the house needed too much work, he told us. He looked out for us. It was important that we could rely on his expertise since we were real estate novices. I assure you Brendan Reilly will bring you the results you are looking for.
Rick – Wayne, PA
Brendan is a true professional. Although he offers a reduced commission, his time and efforts far exceed any other agent I’ve worked with making double his commission. Trust, integrity, hard work and professionalism are just a few words to describe him. Brendan recently sold a property of mine and I was very pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend Brendan if you are looking for a seasoned professional who has the expertise and experience that Main Line clientele want, need and deserve.
Garrett – Bryn Mawr, PA
Working with Brendan to sell our house was an awesome experience. He had sophisticated market knowledge with statistics to back up his methodology and priced our house correctly. He was able to attract multiple showings within a very short time (over holidays too), and we sold our house within 10 days with multiple offers. Brendan was extremely helpful and knowledgeable with handling the inspection negotiation process. All in all, Brendan was a fantastic agent and we would highly recommend using his services.
Mike – Devon, PA
Brendan was a pleasure to work with. He was prepared, professional and a calming force during a not-so-calm process. His response time made us feel that we were his only client and his knowledge and research enabled us to list our house at the right price. Selling the house on the first day it was on the market was the final piece that justified our choosing Brendan as our realtor.
Lucia – Wayne, PA
Brendan is a gem. The sale of my parent’s home was emotional and difficult but Brendan was both knowledgeable & supportive! We met with many real estate agents and he was the only one who listened to what we wanted vs. telling us what they wanted us to do for them. I’ve recommended him to several friends and would not hesitate to use him again. He is an extremely ethical individual in a field that isn’t always that way!
Anne – Berwyn, PA
If you want the best agent in the Wayne area, and the Mainline in general, your only logical option is to go with Brendan. He knows the market in the area inside and out, and is masterful in his management of the home selling experience. We came in to the listing process with our own thoughts and ideas, Brendan shared his expertise, priced our house correctly, and got us a full price offer the first day on the market. That in itself was amazing, but it was all the little things after that that made Brendan exceptional. We had already moved out of the area to the west coast, and Brendan helped to seamlessly manage every aspect of the sale process for us in our absence. He even once stopped by after a storm had knocked out power to the neighborhood, just to check in and make sure everything in the house was okay. His experience, his knowledge, and his genuine caring for our experience made for the best possible outcome for us with the sale of our home.
Sara – Wayne, PA
My family was very impressed with Brendan Reilly’s vast knowledge of the real estate market. He was thorough in explaining things to my elderly father. Brendan advised him about two necessary home improvements. Dad chose Crescent Real Estate because of Brendan’s intelligence and down to earth personality. In addition, neither of the other two mainline realtors suggested either of the two needed improvements to dad’s 54 year old house. I would like to thank Brendan for his suggestions of dependable contractors to use and his advice to me on fair pricing for these services. He showed a sincere interest in helping my dad and answering my numerous questions. Thank you Brendan!
Amy – Berwyn, PA
Brendan was a patient listener and made excellent recommendations that gave me confidence from the start. He was spot on in his pre-listing suggestions for home improvements and suggested that others I was considering were not worth the expense. We initially put the house on the market to excellent interest but a health-related suspension of the listing in the fall brought us back in during the more sluggish, late winter pace in the housing market. No one was shopping under a blanket of snow and frigid weather. When it was evident that interest began to slow, Brendan made suggestions that put us right back in the game, and resulted in a quick sale at a really good price. He is courteous, kind, energetic, patient, professional and always mindful of his client’s best interests. Couple that with wonderful local knowledge and finesse in the financials, and he has earned my highest recommendations. It is a bonus that he does all this at reduced commission rates. I was delighted with the process and the results, all thanks to Brendan
Fran – Wayne, PA
Brendan was easy to work with and extremely knowledgeable about the market conditions that impact the sale of your property. He uses the sales and marketing real estate data from your area to help you make an informed decision on the sale price of your home. He uses many different data points so, as a seller, you do not over price or under price your house. Because our property was priced appropriately, it sold in 4 days. We had multiple buyers that were interested in our home. This is what Brendan does best, prep you as a seller, market your house and build on your home’s strengths. He walks you through every step from staging, to repair, to marketing, sale, and closing. He has my strongest recommendation.
Doug – Penn Valley, Pa
We found Brendan after seeing his name on a nearby listing. We were impressed with his straightforward approach, working as an independent broker. He knows the market, advised us how to prepare our home for sale and priced it correctly. Our home sold quickly and his calm manner and expertise led to a smooth closing. We highly recommend Brendan.
Bill – Devon, PA
Brendan sold my place in Wayne. He was very knowledgeable about the market and possessed great communication skills. I never felt in the dark and would highly recommend him to other sellers.
Ben – Wayne, PA
It was a pleasure to work with Brendan. He was quick and efficient and always available. He knew all the answers to my questions and was open to my ideas. His guidance kept us organized. He could make his own decisions since he was the owner and the lower commission was a big positive. Closing was hassle-free and I could trust him.
Ramiar – Berwyn, PA