Eileen Burlinson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

"Zillow only allows me to list one year of service, but we have worked with Eileen Burlinson in 1996, 2003, and 2016. When buying our first house In 1996, Eileen was the fourth real estate agent my husband and I tried and was the only one who paid attention to our Want/Do Not Want list and to our  budget. In those days, our limited budget made our W/DNW list a challenge...but Eileen persisted and found us a wonderful home! She carefully walked us through that first purchase experience with patience, explaining each step of the process and what would happen next, making the complicated process feel easy to manage. Ever since our first purchase in 1996, Eileen has been a great resource for us, answering many (many) questions, recommending contractors, mortgage brokers, and service providers. We've had some complicated transactions over the years, but Eileen's extensive knowledge and steadfast dedication to help us through the challenges have been invaluable. Whether buying or selling, we trust Eileen to have our best interests in mind and will keep our real estate business exclusively with her for as long as she'll let us. We've recommended Eileen to our friends and those who have used her services have also had great experiences! " kblackma1 - Review from Zillow

 

 

"Eileen Burlinson was our agent when we went through a difficult buy and sell contingency process. Eileen was incredible through this complex time. She was able to secure an offer for our home after only 4 days on the market and navigated us through a tricky tax issue with our town. Her  expertise, honesty and persistence could not be surpassed. Most of the time we felt that we were her only client. We truly believe that we would not have been able to buy our dream home without Eileen's dedication and kindness" Meadowbrook Friend - Review from Zillow

 

"Thanks to Eileen we received multiple offers and sold our home in 4 days!! Her suggestions were spot on and the price she suggested really help us sell our home quickly. She was very knowledge about the selling process and made it very easy to sell our home. We would highly recommend her." Dogloverkd - Review from Zillow

 

We love Eileen! She recently helped us complete the purchase of our new home and the sale of our prior home. With the new purchase, I think what we liked the most was how well she counseled us and represented our interests in the transaction. She really took the time to understand what was  important to us and used that information to guide us during the various decision points. She cultivated strong relationships with the various players (of which there are many) which led to decisions being made more quickly and activities progressing at a more rapid pace than they might have. In particular, I appreciated her willingness to listen and talk through what we were considering. She was a great sounding board; with her many years of experience, she was able to give us advice on what she had seen work well in the past and what might not have been productive. And she’s so well-connected and respected by folks in related businesses that when we need a service or a contractor – she had multiple options for us to consider. And all of them worked out beautifully. But where her skills and value were really highlighted was in the sale of our old home. We had met with her about two years prior to when we actually put the house on the market. She did a walk through with us and outlined the key things we needed to do to get the best possible sale price for our house. It’s always tough to hear critical feedback and realize you need to spend the money to make improvements – but Eileen’s advice was spot on and she gave it very graciously. That time and money we invested paid off in being able to set a competitive sales price in what ended up being a fairly busy market at the time. We also used her recommendations regarding staging and what time of year to put our house on the market. Eileen really took the time to invest in the details and gave us thorough advice on how best to position our home in the market. Her stager and photographer were incredibly professional and talented. I couldn’t believe how gorgeous our house looked – I almost didn’t want to move! It was unbelievable how well the improvements and staging paid off. Our home was only on the market for 24 hours before we got the offer we ultimately accepted. And don’t get me wrong – it wasn’t without hard work and patience and courage that we got through it. But Eileen was there, every step of the way, giving us advice on where we might want to be more aggressive, where we needed to compromise. But always listening. I highly recommend her as an incredibly professional, kind, and patient real estate agent who truly has your best interest in mind. I can’t say enough positive things about her and the experience we had. Thank you, Eileen! Karla

 

"When a family member unexpectedly moved out of the other unit in our 2-family house in Cranford, I was suddenly faced with the need to find a tenant immediately. I was ignorant of the process, and upset that I needed strangers to move into the same house I lived in. Eileen was a godsend. She  acted quickly, calmed my nerves and hand-held me through every single step of the process. She proved her masterful expertise, local knowledge and responsiveness by getting us a signed lease within 2 weeks! As for her negotiation skills, Eileen was the agent for both the tenants and for us (owners). Amazingly, she managed to make us all feel like we had a win-win situation, and the tenants are, happily, still here. I recommend Eileen to anyone I know who is looking to buy or sell a house, and would certainly use her myself should the time come for me to sell." Terry T - Review from Zillow