We’ve been privileged and blessed to help many great people solve their real estate needs. We are grateful that they took the time to say a few words about their experience with us.
(*We only include genuine feedback on our site, all reviews our vetted through the third-party sites, Zillow.com, Google.com and/or the Better Business Bureau. UPDATE: Due to Trulia’s merger with Zillow, information was lost in the transition. Some of our reviews that were previously on Trulia.com are now only present on our website.*)
Here’s what they had to say…
… “He made it obvious he was interested in our well being and he gave us a fair deal…”“When planning to sell our house, we felt overwhelmed by the many renovations that we knew were needed to get the house in sale ready condition. Just to prepare for the renovations, we would have had to empty the house, what we saw as an insurmountable task. Where would we stay, with our cat, during the renovations became another major concern. And knowing how buyers want a “new”, “move in ready” house, we faced the daunting prospect of spending a lot of money for the renovations and most likely having to have our house on the market for an undetermined period of time.We made the decision to sell the house to a real estate investor rather than go through the cost and renovation process. The first investor we contacted talked a good talk but when the contract was presented, the terms were far from what had been verbally presented and agreed upon. After we countered the contract, we didn’t hear anything for two weeks after which time we terminated our dealings with that investor. We called Jonathan of Halo Home Buyers and immediately he put us at ease. Jonathan was ethical, honest and efficient. He communicated most every day either by email or phone. Jon was very supportive and calming which helped make what had been a stressful process quite pleasant. He made it obvious he was interested in our well being and he gave us a fair deal. Dealing with Jonathan was pleasant and we couldn’t have been more satisfied with how flexible he was in working with our schedule for whatever needed to be done. He continually reassured us we could leave anything and all that we wanted and it would be taken care of. And we left A LOT!There is no doubt in our minds that we absolutely made the best decision when we worked with Jonathan and sold the house to Halo Home Buyers. A five star rating (more if there was) is definitely well deserved We would not hesitate to recommend Jonathan and Halo Home Buyers to anyone who is selling their house.”
… “If I could give 100 stars, I would…”
“I do not generally write reviews, however I could not possibly go without offering one for Halo Home Buyers. If I could give 100 stars, I would. To put our experience or our gratitude into a condensed review would be impossible. We were selling our beloved childhood home after the loss of our Father that came with both challenges and many emotions. From my first contact with Jon and Mark to my most recent conversations, each one was heartfelt and authentic. Both qualities that are unfortunately rare in many companies today, however are naturally part of them. They have created a company that has a foundation of being ethical and honest with an ability to get things done in the most efficient manner. To say that I was able to fully put my faith and trust in them speaks volumes about their integrity and the principles they hold. I would recommend Halo Homes without hesitation. Again…a simple thank you does not feel adequate enough for what they have been able to do for my family.”
… “made a difficult situation one of a pleasure…”
“A few months ago a family member became ill and no longer could maintain her home. The home was in complete disarray from years of collecting and not maintaining necessary repairs. Being the closest family member, I took the responsibility of taking the next step and find someone to purchase the home. By luck, I read the excellent reviews left for Halo Home Buyers and gave them a call, after speaking with Jonathan I was immediately impressed. From the walk through of the home to the closing Jonathan made a difficult situation one of a pleasure. His professional, caring and assurance put us at ease and helped us feel comfortable. Jonathan kept us informed every step of the way. We would highly recommend Halo Home Buyers. Thank you!”
… “All I can say is thank God for Halo Homebuyers…”
“After losing our Mother in January at 95, we had the very emotional task of selling our family home where we had grown up. Almost immediately we were contacted by many people wanting to buy our home. Many of them came to look and make offers. Then along came Halo Homebuyers. I spoke to Jonathan, the founder, and strangely enough, I felt an instant connection. Right from the start I was so comfortable with Halo. The secretary, who answered the phone, and I spoke with a few, were so personable. Jim was the person who came originally to look at the house. His personality was very warm and caring. And Jonathan, I can’t begin to say how his genuine interest and calming personality put us very much at ease. He made us feel that we had nothing to worry about, and that they would take care of everything, and he did. Any questions we had were immediately answered. I feel we worked very well together. All I can say is thank God for Halo Homebuyers, the wonderful staff and especially Jonathan, who helped us through a very emotional process.”
… “I decided to call Jon at Halo. That was the best decision of all!…”
“I cannot begin to tell you how pleasantly surprised I was to find and work with Halo Homebuyers. When my brother in law passed away it was discovered that my sister in law is a serious hoarder and has early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. I did a lot of research in that market (we live in NC) to find the best and easiest solution to get the house cleaned out and sold as quickly as possible for the best deal. I am so thankful that Halo Homebuyers sent an advertisement card. I had no intention of even calling and was extremely skeptical thinking the worst. After many hours and phone calls with different realtors and hoarding clean up companies I decided to call Jon at Halo. That was the best decision of all! Jon has been the consummate professional. He has been such a pleasure to work with; he’s straightforward, honest and empathetic and does what he says he will do when he says he will do it! He bought the house “as is” saving us all the time and aggravation of getting the house cleared, cleaned, updated and sold. Thank you Jon and Halo! Please feel free to use me as a reference any time! I just can’t thank you enough for your professionalism and kindness throughout this whole process.”
… “You’re never left feeling lost, uncomfortable, or alone…”
“Halo is the go-to group when you want to sell your home fast, fair, & easy. You are ALWAYS treated like a human being, not a business transaction. Jon and his team were fantastic professionals, and a good group of guys. You’re never left feeling lost, uncomfortable, or alone. You have questions? Ask them and you will receive honest answers. Going to the real estate market is a long, difficult, and ardous process which is why I knew selling for cash things would not just go my way, but OUR way. I feel sad to leave my family home behind, but also very happy knowing Halo will turn it into a new home for a new family.”
… “I received a letter from Halo and it was the best thing that could have happened…”
“My grandfather recently passed away and had to make decision to sell his house. I received a letter from Halo and it was the best thing that could have happened. After a few communications with Jon it felt like I have known him for a long time. Kept in touch every step of the way with open and honest communication. Made an emotional situation very easy to navigate. Highly recommend.” -See more reviews like this one here!
… “I appreciated his honesty and his willingness to give me the benefit of his experience – even though he had nothing tangible to gain from it…”
“My wife and I are dealing with an estate situation that includes her stepmother’s home, which has a substantial reverse mortgage. We received a letter from Jonathan Faccone who is the principal of Halo Homebuyers LLC, potentially offering to buy the property in “as-is” condition.
I called Jonathan and explained the home situation in detail, including potential remediation issues with it that could consume assets of the residual estate. We are planning to “handover” the home to the mortgage company via a “Deed In Lieu” (DIL) repayment process. This basically gives the home to the mortgage company to satisfy the reverse mortgage balance.
However, because my wife’s stepmother’s estate named a charity as beneficiary, she (as Executor) is subject to review by the NJ Attorney General’s office about how she handles distribution of the residual estate. Thus, we wanted to be sure that we were making a fiscally responsible decision in giving the home to the mortgage company. (The reverse mortgage is a non-recourse loan, so the mortgage company’s only remedy for repayment is the property itself – and not the residual estate.)
Jonathan listened to my story very patiently and then provided his feedback, from his perspective as someone who makes a living by buying, fixing up, and selling homes. He agreed with our preliminary conclusion that the potential remediation issues and the high mortgage balance made it entirely too risky for our trying to sell the property, even in an “as-is” condition. Further, he told me about some of his experiences (horror stories) of high remediation costs…and the potential of being trapped into incremental expenses by starting a sale process. He totally validated our position!!
Thus, even though we were not able to do business in the normal sense, Jonathan donated his valuable time to listen and give me an expert opinion! As a retired businessman myself, I appreciated his honesty and his willingness to give me the benefit of his experience – even though he had nothing tangible to gain from it. This is the type of company that you can rely upon to give you a fair deal – and to guide you through the potential pitfalls that exist in a home transfer process!!”
… “closing went without a hitch. Papers signed and payment received exactly as agreed upon with no last minute surprises…”
“My mother-in-law passed away in 2017, leaving behind a ranch house in Narberth, Pennsylvania, which she had lived in since the mid-1960’s.
The family made the decision that we needed to sell the house. Houses in the area are routinely sold and gutted, regardless how great the condition might be. Our house was not in immaculate condition. With these two facts, we decided our best route was to sell the house to a redeveloper.
We met with several firms. Most gave us low-ball offers. We knew the fair value because we first had the house appraised by a licensed appraiser. We also learned during the process that not all redevelopers are really what they claim to be. We thought we had the house sold, only to learn that the buyer wanted to show the house before we closed in order to “pre-sell it.” The discussion of a reasonable earnest deposit ended that negotiation.
Fortunately, we found a letter we had received from Halo Home Buyers. I reached out to Jonathan Faccone and although he was on vacation with his family, he spent time with me on the phone to understand the transaction. He arranged for an associate, Jorge Fagundes, to come out to the house. Jorge came within a few days and we walked the house and property together. He called back within a week with an acceptable offer.
Jorge was an absolute pleasure to work with! He spent the time to both ask and answer questions as well as to kick around ideas as to how they might proceed with the renovations. We were able to go to contract within a few days and we were present when he brought other people to the house (architects, engineers, etc.)
Jorge also recognized that we had a huge amount of emptying to do. We agreed on the closing date and he came back a few times asking if we were still okay with that date and offered more time if we needed it. A part of the contract was that we could simply walk away, leaving behind anything we could not dispose of. That alone saved us time and money!
The closing went without a hitch. Papers signed and payment received exactly as agreed upon with no last minute surprises.
I would highly recommend Jorge, John and Halo Home Buyers.”
… “Jon gave me a fair offer and without any pressure…”
“I contacted Halo and several other companies when I wanted to sell my home after retirement. Jon gave me a fair offer and without any pressure. Throughout the process he and his team were there to answer questions and quickly resolve all of the glitches that inevitably come up. They made the process as smooth and painless as possible.”