“Highly professional and understands the
importance of meeting the demands/expectations of his clients. I definitely
recommend Peter for any real estate needs because of his knowledge and
experience. I think when it comes to dealing with either selling your home or
purchasing a home, it is critical to find a realtor that is highly
knowledgeable in his field of expertise; in addition, knows the area well and
highly reputable. Because I know Peter definitely worked extremely hard to
stand by his highly regarded reputation in the State College/Port Matilda area.
Peter also has an assistant Laural Cardillo that is available to answer
questions and assists with anything you will need so that makes it so much
easier when you know as a client you are able to reach someone for assistance
at all times. A personal touch to this review for Peter is that when we
purchased our home, we had a window that needed to be repaired after
inspection. The seller obviously didn't want to spend a penny on fixing
anything in the house; so to make the deal happen, Peter voluntarily assisted
in fixing up our window. When we did the final walk thru, the window was not
100% fixed and actually needed a replacement. All in all, Peter was willing to
pay up to $850 for repairing our master bedroom window. And honestly, I feel
that with any realtor after the closing of the house... they could easily walk
away from this matter. However, I definitely understand that Peter lives up to
his good reputations in the area and with good word of mouth he is able to do
better business in the future. Anyhow, he understands the importance of keeping
a customer happy and sometimes it may mean making slightly less. Big Kudos for
that! So, I definitely recommend choosing Peter if you are new to the State College area. Give him or his assistant Laural a
call. They are both truly knowledgeable of the area and would assist you in
picking just the right house.” - Yvonne
"Peter assisted us in the purchase of
an investment property in State College, and
to direct us to potential purchases in very short order. When a first purchase
fell through for reasons having nothing to do with any of the parties, but with
peculiarities of the State College Zoning
Ordinance, he located an alternative property within days. His knowledge of
the local market is encyclopedic, since he has spent most of his life in State College, and essentially all of his
professional life in real estate." -
"Peter is a wonderful person to work
with regarding his personality, knowledge, and expertise. He helped to get my
home sold, which was not sold by two other realtors in three years. I
don't believe he has magic, but however he can bring an offer to
you. Highly recommended!" - Greg N.
"Smart and professional with good
local knowledge. He helped list and sell our property for exactly what he told
us. Not a pushy seller either as he has shown us property - very honest. I
highly recommend Peter for both buying or selling." - Adam F.
"Peter and his team were easy to work
with and went above and beyond the call of duty when needed. I always felt at
ease knowing that he was on my side. He was eager to explain details of
our transaction and did so openly and honestly." - Beth S.
"We were completely satisfied in our
dealings with Peter, who represented us in the sale of our home. He is honest,
knowledgeable, possess a strong work-ethic, and really hustles to ensure your
deal is closed as fairly and expeditiously as possible. Overall, we were
one-hundred percent satisfied in our dealings with Peter and his real-estate
team." - Todd S.
"I worked with Peter and Laurel when
looking to purchase my home starting last Spring. Laurel was great when it came
to accommodating my every want to go look at every house I Thought I
might like either that day or the next day. I could not have been any
happier with the follow up services and the overall customer service that I
received while working with Laurel and Peter. They are great!" - Christa S.
"Mr. Chiarkas was very professional. I
really didn't know what I wanted to buy and he helped me sort out what I wanted
and needed before the purchase. After the sale he kept in touch to make
sure everything was ok. I couldn't have asked more of both him
and the Realtor." - Greg S.
"Peter was very prompt in helping me
to view multiple different homes in the general vicinity of where I intended to
move. He was very patient and did not attempt to "sell" any of the
residences to me .I was hoping that Peter would handle the entire process from
viewing to closing but due to a business trip, my negotiation, inspections,
etc., were handled by another agent. However, I thought he did a great job and
would definitely recommend him to other prospective buyers." - Renee
"Peter has exceptional knowledge of
the local markets, and the details of a real estate transaction and is always
working in the best interests of his clients. His staff is also very
professional and makes sure everything is completed properly and in a timely
manner." - George B.
"Peter sold my house on the first day,
full asking price. I really appreciated that he was able to market the house so
that potential buyers came in very quickly. He also advised me on an
appropriate price point using appropriate comparable houses in my neighborhood.
I understand buyers were coming from far away as Virginia. What more can I say!" - Deb C.
"Peter Chiarkas is a very respectable
business man. He was very helpful in getting the house sold in a short period
of time. He also kept us updated on everything that was going on. I would not hesitate
to recommend Peter to anyone who wants to sell their house. Very
professional." - Linda M.
"Professional and diligent. Excellent
and prompt responses to questions. Personable and easy to work with. All in all
a very good experience using Peter as a realtor to sell a house." - Hallie H.
"Peter Chiarkas listed and sold a
property for us within 2 days. He is highly professional and has a high rate of
follow through. He is very fair and honest." - Avis K.
excellent to work with. He always made himself available, was very
knowledgeable about the properties we looked at, and got us answers to
questions he wasn't able to address." -
"Peter was very
professional in all our dealings with him. He listened to our long list of
wants and needs and was patient with us throughout the long process of finding
just the right place. He is also supported by a friendly and competent staff. I
would highly recommend Peter to anyone looking for a superb real estate agent.
He has all the skills needed to get you into the home you're looking for, from
listing and selling your current home or closing the deal on your dream home.
Professional, friendly and competent." - Bev B.
was listed and under contract within two weeks. Promotional materials were
quickly collected and distributed, negotiations for repairs prior to
finalization of the contract were handled smoothly, all paperwork and
communications were completed accurately and quickly." - Kassie L.
“Great understanding of the area and very
keyed in on investment opportunities. Working with Peter was very rewarding and
I would recommend he and his team to any serious investors in the Centre County
area.” - Ryan T.
“Peter was very professional and
knowledgeable. Peter had the knowledge and market insight to list our house at
the right price-point. While the average time on market at that time was about
90 days, Peter had ours sold in 35 days, and at nearly full asking price!
I can’t thank Peter enough for the service he provided my wife and me.” -
“I have worked with Peter Chiarkas twice.
About ten years ago, when I was going to sell my home, I worked with three
agents from 3 different realties. One of them was Peter. Through the process I
decided not to sell my home, however, of the three agents, I knew, if I were to
sell, I would call Peter. He is self-assured, knows what he is doing, isn't
pushy and yet is very caring. So in 2010, I decided to sell and I called Peter
and everything, EVERYTHING went smoothly. I trusted that he knew me and was
behind me. Peter has a very calming effect. He is efficient, professional, and
very knowledgeable about all the details of selling a house such as the right
paper work, time frames, the right people to contact for inspection, how to set
up showing the house without stress, and how to negotiate. He follows up on
what he says he will do. He is also very good at explaining all the paper work
in a clear and concise way so that you feel well informed.. I highly recommend
him as an agent.” - Christine D.
“Peter was very honest with us regarding
our home and the possibilities. We were kept up to date on the activity
regarding our home sale and the home sales in our area. Peter was available at
any time to discuss our options to ensure we were happy with the sale of our
home.” - Erin F.
“Peter sold us a house, and sold our house
while we lived in State College. He made our
experiences very enjoyable. His vast knowledge of the area opened up
opportunities we would not of known about. Being Transplants to State College, the TLC he provided helped us bond
immediately with him as partners. His evaluation of the market was spot on and
allowed us to sell our home within a week, while protecting our equity. If I
was trying to make a choice on what agent to pick in State
College, it wouldn't be close. Peter is your man hands down! A
special mix of great people skills with solid business acumen.” - Steve G.
“Peter conducted the "paperwork"
portion on the closing of my mother-in-laws condo - title search, attorney, etc.
(We had a private buyer, and did not utilize his negotiation skills, although I
have no doubt we would have had a positive outcome.) Peter was very
knowledgable and constantly kept me in the loop concerning the details of the
closing. If the need should arise, I would certainly use Peter as my realtor.”
- Cindy K.