Wendy Werneburg - Hannelore Kaplan
Wendy Werneburg - Hannelore Kaplan, Luxury Properties Specialist - New Canaan Office
Four Elm Street, New Canaan, CT 06840
Luxury Properties Specialist
"My wife and I consider ourselves very lucky in our recent home search. And it's all because we did one thing right: we hired Wendy Werneburg.
For the first 5 months, we were getting very little traction. And we were frustrated. We were looking at homes all over New Canaan, and in adjoining towns as well. Once we started working with Wendy, though, that changed. She helped us focus our attention on what mattered. She asked a lot of questions, spent quite a bit of time listening to us, drew from her considerable experience in the business (but also as a longtime resident in the area), and offered recommendations. Wendy was smart, patient, responsive, respectful and courteous. If we had questions, she had answers (or knew where to get them quickly). She always made us feel like we were the only clients she had. In fact, Wendy even prepared charts for us to compare our options, and help define what made the most sense for our needs. In the end, we found the perfect home for our family - and we are convinced (convinced!) it wouldn't have happened without her. Having been involved the purchase and sale of a number of homes in our lives, my wife and I have met some very good real estate professionals. And Wendy was far and away the best of them all. We can say this without reservation. She is a true professional, excellent at what she does, and we cannot offer a higher recommendation to our friends and family.
"Working with Wendy on purchasing our new home was such a great experience. Wendy is so knowledgeable on all aspects of the home buying process. From offer negotiations to inspection results, she had our backs the entire time. We could not have had a better experience. We highly recommend Wendy and the entire Kaplan team!
"There are not enough positive adjectives to describe Wendy and the job she did helping us find our new home in Connecticut. Although we are seasoned homebuyers, Wendy helped us traverse the unfamiliar Connecticut market and the many differences that come from buying a home here. From making sure we understood what owning a home with oil and septic systems require (we'd never experienced either) to what it means to have a shared driveway, my husband and I felt that we had the information needed at every step of the home buying process. One of the things we appreciated most was Wendy's actions BEFORE we arrived in Connecticut for our actual house hunting trip to help us narrow down our search. We would provide her with options that we liked and she would drive by or walk through the properties and then we would sit down and go through each listing. We talked on the phone for hours going over each house in detail, room to room, and she would provide additional input gleaned from her drive bys. These were some of our favorite parts of the home search! When it was time to arrive in Connecticut, we had our listings narrowed down and we made quick and efficient work finding the perfect home for us. Even better, we were able to leave town with an offer submitted. Once the offer was accepted, Wendy wasted no time in making sure every item necessary to closing was checked off. We appreciated her truly diligent work in areas, even as a seasoned homebuyer, we wold not have considered such as making sure permits for work done on the house were in order or pulled (they weren't) and making sure all other issues were dealt with. She put in so many hours to help us get to closing and was our eyes and ears on the ground in Connecticut while we wrapped up in Minnesota. Finally, we just plan like Wendy! Her gracious, thoughtful, friendly personality was so easy to work with. She has been without question our favorite realtor to work with - and that is saying a lot considering the number of times we've moved! See? Not enough adjectives! I highly recommend Wendy Werneburg to help you with your home buying needs - and if the time comes, she will be the first person we call when it is time to sell our home.
"Working with Wendy Werneburg and the extended Raveis team was phenomenal. Given today's real estate market, Wendy worked tireless hours, executed with excellence at every showing, screened the right buyers and sold our house within months. There is no other agent with whom we would work. Wendy is an Energizer Bunny.
"We have been through 4 house closings in the last 11 years with various real estate brokers, and we have to commend Wendy Werneburg for her stellar service and performance in selling our New Canaan property. Wendy made sure the house was always ready for open houses, checked the house while we were away, gave us immediate feedback on potential buyers and most importantly was paramount in smoothing over the contract negotiations and was persistent all the way until the closing to make sure the deal got done! We would recommend Wendy to anyone trying to sell a home in New Canaan, especially if you have been struggling with the market as we have.
"I came to New Canaan to look for a house, and I was introduced to Wendy Werneburg. From the minute we met, I knew she was going to find the right place for my family. Our son has Autism, and our needs were pretty specific. She understood our situation and got to work finding us the perfect place. Her knowledge of the area, her expertise and patience were so wonderful. She took us to a house that had all the amenities that we requested and was right near the school he would be attending. Her personal attention to detail from listening to us and what we needed really showed us how professional and caring she was with her clients. She made our buying experience a real joy, and she even recommended professional contractors for projects. She has stayed in touch with us since then to make sure our house was everything we had hoped for and more. I would highly recommend Wendy to anyone who needs a real estate agent.
Finding the right real estate agent is tough, and we actually found Wendy by posing as buyers going to many open houses! After meeting different agents who we considered "a bit negative, uninterested, or simply too pushy" - we visited an open house with Wendy. She was knowledgeable about the house, positive without being pushy and interested in what we wanted. We knew we had found the right agent!
When we started the stressful process of listing the house, Wendy and her team leader, Hannelore Kaplan, proved to be very professional and helped us tweak our home to show it at its best. She was understanding of our needs when having open houses and made everything as stress free as possible.
We were on a strict time schedule, as we were leaving the USA. Hannelore brought the buyer and within the first week we had an offer and back-up offer, both at full asking price.
I cannot recommend Wendy enough. She was great in every way and made the whole process stress free. On top of that, she is a nice person, too and a pleasure to work with.
"Wendy was a tremendous help in finding my family the perfect home to relocate from CA to CT. She is knowledgeable, honest, respectful, accountable and has our best interest in mind. She also went above and beyond to make our transition as seamless and painless as possible. We are truly thankful for her help and guidance.
"We have known Wendy Werneburg on a personal level for many years. Our boys are the same ages and our paths crossed often on sports fields, as well as socially. When it came to put our home on the market we didn't hesitate to ask Wendy to list it, and to also find us a home. Wendy worked endlessly to find us a buyer and then in turn to find us a new home. She wore many hats during the process. She was not only our realtor, but also our house manager, personal assistant, and often times, therapist. We have moved many times and have never had a realtor who was as accessible, communicative or as knowledgeable as Wendy. Buying and selling is always stressful, but Wendy was always there to reassure and guide us through the process. We couldn't be happier with our new home and will be forever grateful to Wendy for all her time and effort.
"We have been friends and neighbors with Wendy Werneburg for almost 12 years. When it was time to sell our house, there was no one else we thought about using to list our home other than she. She is trustworthy, honest and knows the market well. We were most impressed by her organizational skills and marketing strategies utilized for our house. She knew the comps in the surrounding areas and always gave us good advice regarding any questions we may have had regarding pricing, market value, etc. Everything was top notch - from the photography and brochures she put together for our home to online/newspaper print advertising and open house strategies. Hannelore Kaplan is also a professional and experienced broker who knows the ins and outs of the local market. Their advice on pricing, current market trends and comps in our neighborhood were accurate and on point. Their negotiating strategies were instrumental in getting us the best sale price on our home and made the transaction seamless We could not have been happier with our experience with Wendy and Hannelore as our brokers. It was seamless from start to finish! If you're looking for a broker who is a consummate professional, reliable, honest and will work hard for you to get the job done, then Wendy and Hannelore are your agents!
"I was lucky enough to meet Wendy at an open house in town. At that time, we were considering moving to town from a much larger home and property. Wendy is intelligent, hard working and keeps the process moving efficiently. Wendy found us the perfect home in town, and we are thrilled. At the same time, she helped us rent our former home and found us great terrific tenants. I will happily enlist Wendy's expertise in the future.
"Wendy and Hannelore are a dynamic duo that get the job done professionally in record time in spite of market conditions. When it comes to pricing to move quickly for the top dollar, they are the best. They know the ins and outs of local inventory, can position a property to get top dollar and will help you with staging and finding another place to call home. Wendy takes the time to understand your wish list and help you distinguish must haves from wants and even find properties before they hit the market. In my case, we were able to rent a house that was listed for sale that checked every box on our list after selling our home in a few days!
"Wendy was fantastic! We moved out of state prior to listing our home. Wendy managed everything: the staging company, landscaper, fresh flowers, even batteries in our smoke detectors. She attended to every detail necessary to keep our home in showing order. In addition, she held regular open houses, extensively marketed our home, kept us abreast of market conditions and was always available and responsive. I would highly recommend Wendy!
"We can't speak highly enough about Wendy's professionalism, expertise and attention to detail. We recently worked with Wendy on the purchase of a new home and the sale of our old home. In both transactions, we felt extremely confident with Wendy on our side. She literally thought of everything we needed to consider and made sure we were protected. She managed every detail of the sale and went above and beyond with additional touches to aid us in the selling of our home. She has set the bar for us in terms of what we are looking for in a real estate professional. We will only use Wendy for any future real estate transactions and have recommended her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
"It's impossible to underestimate how important Wendy was to us for our home sale in 2018. I first met Wendy at an open house during the summer of 2014. Wendy was so friendly and warm I told her about our new home and future apartment rental. Wendy kept in touch with me and sent me many helpful links for a first time landlord and also prepared a report of rentals in New Canaan to use as comparisons for our apartment rental. Wendy did all of this without being asked- I was so impressed with her follow up and care that I didn't hesitate to call her when our apartment became available to rent. During the rental process Wendy was the consummate professional in how she dealth with us, the other broker and the future renter. I appreciated her almost immediate follow up to any question I had, her thorough handling of the apartment open house, all the documents associated with the rental and how she negotiated the final rental arrangement. Wendy exceeded my expectations on every front during this process and I'm so grateful that we met. Wendy is the person who made the first time rental process much easier and stress free for us than we thought possible. Thank you, Wendy.
"Wendy is everything you could ask for in a realtor. Highly responsive, great attention to detail, experienced, and in-tune with the New Canaan market, she brings a sense of process and organization to the table. She has a network of vendors and partners to facilitate the deal, and and tremendous creative problem-solving skills. She is direct with telling you what needs to be done, but willing roll up her sleeves and help get the job done. Hannelore secured the buyer very quickly. Wendy negotiated with the buyers' side to allow us to rent our house back from them until we moved out of town. Wendy made it seem like everything fell into place effortlessly, but the truth was that she worked diligently to make sure we quickly reached an agreement and the contract closed amicably. She was our advocate, negotiator and ultimately friend. The best decision we made in selling our home was using Wendy as our agent.
"I cannot say enough wonderful things about our agent, Wendy, and Hannelore's incredible team! Wendy spent months with my family making certain that the rental we picked felt like home to us. She started right away with us in our search when other agents had told us we were starting too early for our move in! As previous homeowners ourselves, we were weary that a rental would never really feel like home. Wendy showed us that even though it was a rental, it should still feel like our home. She assured us every step of the way that she was invested in finding us somewhere we would love. She worked tirelessly and had our needs as her first priority. She weighed pros and cons with us, compared listings and tenant responsibilities, and made us aware of unforeseen responsibilities of a tenant, so there would be no unforeseen surprises! From finding our home to negotiating the lease, she was meticulous and demanded clarity. When we are ready to buy our second home, I can't wait to work with Wendy and Hannelore again! My family and I are so grateful! Wendy was a wonderful person to take an adventure with!
"We are beyond grateful to Wendy Werneburg who always went over and beyond to help us, exceeding expectations. She is an amazing real estate agent. The best we have ever met!
"Wendy is remarkably attentive, efficient and one of the best agents with whom I have worked.
"Wendy is the best agent I would recommend! Wendy helped us settle down in this beautiful town. She is very patient and knowledgeable and guided us through this exciting but also tiring house-purchasing process. We were so lucky to have her!
"Wendy was a pleasure to work with. Super organized and patient throughout the process. So impressed with her ability to navigate a complicated buy process.
Wendy was proactive, responsive and empathetic. She took a true "act like a homeowner" approach and understood our needs at every turn. We could not ask for anything more from an agent and truly believe the quick sale of our home was due to her guidance and effort.
"I contacted Wendy while searching for a realtor in an area that I was not familiar with. She has been the best realtor that I have ever met and has become a great friend. She researches properties very diligently and quickly understands what you are looking for. Wendy is also great during the inspection and negotiation process, too. She goes above and beyond! I can always rely on her. I highly recommend Wendy to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!
"Her tenacity and expertise were relentless. When things looked bleak, she kept it positive for us which was very encouraging. Also, she could be contacted late hours and weekends.