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Suburban Jungle was just what my family and I needed as we began thinking about moving out of the city and into the suburbs. Barbara helped us crystalize our thoughts about what exactly we needed (train access to the city, access to the highway for my job, a town center, etc.) and then was incredibly helpful in narrowing our search. Once we had narrowed our search to a few, very different, suburbs she put us in touch with current residents so we could learn more in depth about each. Finally she put us in touch with a knowledgeable realtor who had grown up in the neighborhood and was fantastic throughout the process. We ended up in the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood! Highly recommend utilizing Suburban Jungle no matter where you are in the buying process, or even just thinking about it!
As longtime Brooklyn residents who were hesitant to take the leap outside of the city, Suburban Jungle really provided a great view into many suburban options. Our consultant Maya was not only knowledgeable but really tuned into our priorities, wants and even a few anxieties, sharing with us great areas that suited our needs. She connected us to great agents, one who ultimately became our realtor/advocate guiding us through a complicated but ultimately rewarding process of buying our dream home. I would highly recommend using Suburban Jungle to anyone considering making the move from city. They have a well of experience and knowledge (personally and professionally) and really take the personal care, no-pressure approach to make sure you find the right fit for you and your family.
We just moved here from Southern CA and I inadvertently found Suburban Jungle. IT SAVED ME! Erica Tuscano was fabulous. She helped me narrow down neighborhoods, schools, and even connected me with my amazing realtor. I’m promoting this only because it really truly helped me. PM me if you’d like. It was such a lifesaver! (Ps. We ended up in McKinney and we just love it)
I was so glad to have found Suburban Jungle—I couldn’t believe such a service existed and that it was free! From my first phone call with Erica in Dallas she was attentive, insightful, down to earth, and very knowledgeable. She listened to our needs, checked in with us regularly, and offered great suggestions in our price range and location. The realtor she suggested was also wonderful and worked well with us. I would definitely recommend Suburban Jungle to anyone who feels lost in a metropolis!
We had a great experience working with Suburban Jungle to find the right neighborhood and agent to work with. Maya and team were able to get incredibly detailed on anything you might want to know about an area you feel you're familiar with or have never heard of based on just a few conversations, and were so supportive and helpful along the way.
I had a FANTASTIC experience with Sarah Roggie, who represents the Washington, DC region. From the first phone call, to this day, she has been incredibly helpful in shaping our transition to the DMV. Sarah has always gone above and beyond to help answer my questions - she has extensive knowledge of the DC area and is very generous in sharing it! I truly felt like she took the time to understand my family's priorities and goals, and her recommendations were on point! The Suburban Jungle experience was amazing and I highly recommend connecting with this service - the guidance, support, and expertise are THE BEST! Thank you to Sarah!!!!! xoxoxox
Fantastic service and results. We had a particularly challenging ask. After not finding the home we were looking for (through no fault of Suburban Jungle’s), we decided to buy a piece of property and build. The process was lengthy and complicated. Erika and our realtor David were diligent, tenacious, and were a pleasure to work with. Ultimately we got exactly what we wanted.
What a great service! We first heard about Suburban Jungle from some moms in our neighborhood in the City, and it lived up to all the rave reviews... Patti spent 90 minutes during our initial consultation getting to know me and my husband, our lifestyle, our hopes for a place in the suburbs. Then she introduced us right away to a realtor who specializes in the suburbs we were interested in. That realtor proved to be amazing - so knowledgeable, kind, funny, and honest - and we ended up with exactly the home we had hoped for. Patti was always there for follow-up questions as we considered additional suburbs. We're so grateful for her guidance and recommendations, and so happy with how it all turned out!
We had such an amazing experience from start to finish when working with Robin from Suburban Jungle! We were hesitant on whether leaving the city was the right move for our family after 14 years there, and she helped every step of the way. The first town she mentioned may be a good match ended up being the town we picked and are so so happy here! Thank you Robin and Suburban Jungle!!!
We had a wonderful experience as out of towners house hunting. Sarah was able to match us with agents that not only understood our needs as a family but understood the limitations we had being remote. She also continued to follow up post closing with additional insight on schools and activities. Highly recommend if you are moving to the area.
We had such a wonderful experience working with Pam in San Francisco. My husband and I were exploring a possible move to a suburb in the Bay Area, after being in the city proper for the last 10 years. We thought we knew the area well after living here for so long, and we'd been eyeing a couple of towns in particular, but after talking with Pam we realized there were some great options we hadn't considered and weren't that familiar with, even after 10 years in the area. She really opened our eyes to other possibilities and got us focused on what's important to us.
I remember driving into one of the three towns Erika had suggested we target before we had even seen a single house, and just knowing this was our place. The consultants at this company make what really can be an overwhelming process so much simpler by helping you edit your search - and they are extremely knowledgeable about the suburbs of NYC. And they can work with people who aren't just looking for good schools - my husband and I have dogs, not kids - we wanted land and privacy, but we didn't even realize that until we spent time talking to Erika. We didn't want to replicate our city experience but rather find a home that suited our other needs. The people here really listen to you with a lot of empathy and skill. And did I mention it's free?
We had a superb experience working with Erika in NY! After a couple of years of hemming and hawing about leaving NYC for the suburbs and seeing an article in the NYTimes highlighting Suburban Jungle, we decided to engage their services and we are so glad we did. We had a couple of honest and in-depth conversations with Erika regarding towns and the follow-up information she forwarded along to us was incredibly helpful. As our house search continued, Erika was always checking in, making sure we were still on track and heading in the right direction for our housing and neighborhood goals. Suburban Jungle made looking for a house and new neighborhood incredibly easy and I would highly recommend them to anyone!
Thank you for all of your support and guidance on our home-buying journey. We were so lucky to have you, our brokers and the Suburban Jungle team - we wouldn't be where we are without your help. Can't wait to start a new chapter of our lives in our beautiful new home. Thank you again!
Moving to an area we knew little about and had no friends or family the team at Suburban Jungle worked very closely with us to find a town that would be a good fit and a home that we would be happy with. They were honest and direct with answers about our budget, the different town vibes, schools and commute and perhaps most importantly they were always available. Leaving New York City was a tough decision but we couldn't be more pleased with where we have ended up. Can't recommend them enough!
We would absolutely recommend Suburban Jungle to any young couple looking to buy a home. While assuredly most helpful for those who are searching for the right location to buy a home without any existing preference or connection to an area, Suburban Jungle would be just as valuable for those who already have a particular suburb in mind. All home buyers should be seeking to conduct proper due diligence on the area they initially considered for their home, inclusive of benchmarking their first choice against comparable alternatives that also fit many of their same criteria. Suburban Jungle provides the expertise and experience, as well as direct connections with trained and vetted local real estate professionals, to accomplish this and ultimately help ensure you make the most sensible and rewarding choice, from the right set of narrowed options, for a first home.
We can't say enough positive things about Suburban Jungle and our strategist, Erika! She helped us navigate the very overwhelming process of moving from Brooklyn to Montclair with kindness, patience, and support. She put in substantial time and effort and never failed to follow up or check in to see how our search was progressing. Suburban Jungle connected us with great local agents across numerous suburban regions around New York City, who each graciously took us on tours of the various towns we might consider. From the initial interview and survey of our interests through the closing, Erika was there every step of the way, making a totally daunting process straight forward and, actually manageable. We never felt pressured, only supported in every way to find the best town for our family, and we feel confident we did. We highly recommend Suburban Jungle for anyone deciding to move out of NYC to the surrounding suburbs, especially if you have no clue where to begin.
We knew we were ready to leave the city, but knew nothing about the surrounding towns. Patti helped us articulate our criteria in terms of what was important to us, and then identified towns for us to explore which fit these criteria. I really embraced her find the right town first, house second philosophy. It was also interesting to see how right she was about the towns she suggested for us, and we appreciated the quality of the agents we were matched up with in the different towns. We've now been in our new home for 2 months, and are forever grateful to Suburban Jungle for guiding us through this process so smoothly!!
I really appreciated the help Suburban Jungle was able to provide as we navigated the move from the city to the suburbs. The agents were all really solid, and Patti was very responsive and helpful throughout the process. Definitely recommend.
I am so happy we worked with Suburban Jungle. Several years ago, I reached out and had some initial calls with Patti. I was hesitant about moving out of NYC, and she was very supportive in discussing my family's wants and needs. She suggested a few towns for us to keep on our radar. We decided we weren't ready at the time to make the big move, but Patti kept in touch a couple times a year. She wasn't pushy at all - she'd just send a quick email to say hi and let me know she was there if and when the time came for us to revisit suburb search. Then the time came when we really wanted to move to NJ, and Patti was there for us. She spoke to my husband and me about what we were looking for in a town, and she had considerations that we had not even thought about. In the end, she suggested we focus on 4 towns and set us up with realtors to take town tours. From there, we quickly fell in love with a particular town (the one Patti had ranked as our number one, just from speaking to us on the phone!) and a particular realtor (the one Patti had set us up with). And before we knew it, we found and closed on our dream home in our dream town. We're so thankful to Patti and Suburban Jungle for helping us navigate the huge decision to leave NYC. It's not an easy choice, but they're there to help you figure out what's best for you and your family and to make you excited about the change. I highly recommend working with them!
Amazing!! We wouldn't have found our town or home without Suburban Jungle. Patti and her agents are patient, thoughtful, honest and provide sound guidance during a very stressful time. We were starting from scratch looking at towns outside of NYC and we found the perfect spot for our family thanks to them. Thank you!!
We had a great experience working with Suburban Jungle. Patti asked the right questions, was incredibly responsive and thoughtful and took the time to really help us figure out the right town for us. We would highly recommend her.
My wife saw an article talking about town shopping opposed to house shopping and it completely flipped how we were thinking about buying a house. We talked to Maya and her team for over 90 minutes going over top things we want and did not want and she sent us multiple options. After narrowing it down to 3-4 towns we were set up with multiple real estate agents that really were grade A and eventually found the house and town that we wanted. Great service and we already have recommended them to our friends.
Moving from Manhattan to the suburbs was intimidating. Suburban Jungle was great, because it is a free service which advises you what towns best fit your lifestyle. I didn't grow up in the area and thought all suburbs are similar which they are not. The service was absolutely invaluable to me and made the transition much more comfortable.
To say we were lost is a bit of an understatement. My wife and I relocated from Brooklyn after over a decade (several moves to different 800 sq ft apts, oh and a year in LA and 14 months in DC). During our stint in DC we missed our jobs and our friends but didn't want to return to NYC. So we explored a few areas outside the city in NJ and NY on our own and we weren't satisfied. We came across some articles about Suburban Jungle and thought their services were just what we needed!!! After many thorough conversations with Maya (which included anything and everything from property taxes to train stations and schools) she recommended CT! Having spent basically zero time there we would never have thought about it - BUT we can now say we are proud residents and couldn't be more happy thanks to Maya and our amazing real estate agent Carrie who Maya connected us with. From start to finish (which included buying our first home!) the experience was smooth, informative and actually fun, go figure! Moving is never easy and when you have a family and children there are so many more things to consider. Suburban Jungle was a fantastic experience and we couldn't recommend it more!
My husband and I recently used Patti from The Suburban Jungle to pick the right town to move to from the city. Patti was very helpful and patient with us. She followed up with me regularly, talked us through the process of buying and gave us advice about which towns were right for us. Without Patti we would not have found the town we are moving to. We can't recommend her enough.
Cannot tell you how helpful Pamela in the San Francisco office has been for us and our pending move. Having never been to the suburbs of SF before, it was a daunting prospect and no amount of googling is as helpful as speaking to someone who lives there. Pamela was full of useful information and their downloadable packs on the various suburbs were great. Pamela had advice on everything from commutes, to schools, to useful websites. I can't explain how reassuring it is to have someone on the ground, with children, who understands what we're embarking on. THANK YOU!
We couldn't have done it without Suburban Jungle. Maya was incredible in helping us sift through all of the possibilities and Katy was invaluable in navigating the market in Pelham.
I had a fantastic experience working with Maya and the NY team, we found our dream home in a great town! I had been doing my own research on Westchester towns for a year and was so overwhelmed with the choices that it was a relief to talk to professionals. They gave me great advice and perspective that I felt I could trust because Maya and the real estate agents all lived locally and understood what I was looking for. We were able to narrow down the list to a few towns that matched our priorities and the town tours were useful in getting a feel for each place. By the time we started looking at houses we were able to make an offer very quickly because we had already gotten answers to all our questions. Maya checked in all throughout the process and always made herself available. I would highly recommend Suburban Jungle to anyone looking to move!
My husband and I worked with Suburban Jungle starting Fall 2017 when we decided to move from Philadelphia to the New York suburbs to be closer to family. Our location consultant was extremely helpful in listening to our needs and narrowing down a list of towns to check out. We then worked with three realtors through Suburban Jungle for tours of the towns we were interested in. The process was easy and communication always clear. As luck would have it, we found a home in the town that was our favorite and we are moving this summer. Would recommend this service to anyone moving from city and cannot decide where they want to settle down.
Great, smart group that really has its eyes and ears outside the city, helping to make your move successful.
Suburban Jungle is an incredible resource!!! There is no way that our family of five would have been able to make the move out of San Francisco to the suburbs without their guidance and support. Pam, our lead strategist, was the utmost professional and she really advocated for our best interest and set us up with realtors in different regions, connected me with moms from various areas, and was so available and supportive through the process. I can’t sing the praises of this company enough!!! Thank you to Pam and her amazing team!! We are forever grateful.
We lived in NY for 10 years and when we decided it was time to buy a home, we had no idea where to go. Not only did Suburban Realty show us great options, we met others that were in the same boat we were. Moving out of the city didn't feel some intimidating, and let's be honest, depressing, as it originally seemed. Thank you Suburban Realty crew!
We enjoyed talking with Sarah. She was friendly and easy to talk to, and we learned a lot. We are anxious about our move back to the US and look forward to working with her to find our home.
Suburban Jungle was so helpful to us as we contemplated a move out of Chicago. They spent so much time listening to our concerns and helped us find a suburb that is a great fit. They also set us up with a phenomenal realtor and connected us with other community resources that were really valuable.
The Chicagoland Suburban Jungle Realty team was great to work with. Heather was so friendly and informative as we started our housing search. Everything about the different areas was laid out in one place which made it much easier for us to compare and contrast seemingly indistinguishable communities.
I would definitely use Heather in the future. She was able to put in touch with the right people to give us the peace of mind we were looking for when it came to buying a home. We were finding homes but the community information was missing. This was huge as we have 2 toddlers and schools were a big concern. they were able to help us gain the confidence we needed to finally take the plunge.
Suburban Jungle was an absolutely essential piece to our family finding the right place to call home. Our strategist, Pam, provided an incredible amount of information in an objective way that really allowed us to form our own opinions while being armed with the information we needed to make the right decision. We had limited to no knowledge of Bay Area towns outside of SF, and Pam's help allowed us to find the perfect fit for our family. They also connected us to an incredible realtor who we enjoyed working with immensely. I cannot recommend SJ enough!
Had a great experience with Pam and her team who look after the Bay Area. They make it all so easy with a very friendly and informed approach. They talked us through a wide range of options, neighborhoods and they knew so much about schools as well which for parents is invaluable information. Can't recommend them enough!
We had a great meeting with Maya. She listened to who we are and what we're looking for, as well as provided ease for our anxious nerves with this process. She gave us good insight and a snapshot of the towns she recommends we look into. It is a great service and one we will recommend to many friends.
I was so thrilled to discover Suburban Jungle to help with the daunting task of trying to find a town within commuting distance to NYC - it is one thing to find the perfect house, but if it's in the wrong town for you, then it can be a nightmare! Erika was a great help in narrowing down towns that would fit our lifestyle. We settled on Katonah - I fell in love the first time I visited there. Our realtor for Katonah, Cheryl, is spectacular, too! Looking forward to putting down roots in this wonderful town. Thank you Erika, Cheryl N., and Suburban Jungle!
Maya was extremely knowledgeable and personable. She took the time to really listen to what my husband and I are looking for in a pressure free environment. I really appreciated her time and value the feedback she provided!
Suburban Jungle and Robin were indeed the highlights of our experience buying a new home and were truly by our side every step of the way. They helped us go from ‘we have no idea where we want to live’ to finding the home in which we will start and grow our family! We’ve found a rich and diverse town that has welcomed us with open arms all within commutable distance from our Times Square jobs. We're absolutely grateful for and believe in the service that Suburban Jungle offers its clients.
This initial step was exactly what I needed to move forward. The strategist was friendly, charming, and a good listener. I felt like she had my needs in mind and supplied a hopeful outlook.
A fantastic service. After years as confirmed city dwellers, the prospect of picking a new community was daunting, but Suburban Jungle helped us quickly narrow the choices and put us in the hands of some great local agents. We couldn't be happier in our new town.
Robin, and the whole concept of Suburban Jungle, is amazing: not only did Robin figure out what I wanted/needed to know about moving out of Manhattan, she put us in touch with amazing realtors in several suburbs and each one was wonderful. She, and all of her colleagues, were just as eager to help when I flip-flopped from renting to buying to renting again, and I urge any city folks looking to move to reach out to Robin. It's been a great experience!
Suburban Jungle was super helpful in our long, thorough (to say the least) home buying process. They really encouraged us to find the neighborhood first and then focus on the home since what we love about the city is the neighborhood/close feel that we feared we lose when going to the suburbs on top of the commute! It truly is a process to find the place that feels like the majority of must-haves are met - especially when the must-haves to would-live-to-haves go back and forth sometimes too! Needless to say, we are thankful for the support we had from Suburban Jungle in finding the perfect home for us!
Robin was wonderfully helpful during our search in Montclair. She always responded promptly and was always willing to assist. We really appreciated her guidance and attention.
Working with Suburban Jungle Realty was an incredible experience. Robin was insightful on areas that my husband and I should focus on throughout our entire journey. She gave recommendations that were ideal for our move from New York City to the suburbs of Westchester. Even when we felt stuck, Robin continued to provide excellent suggestions. Ultimately, she helped us find the perfect town and we are incredibly excited for this move!
I can't say enough good things about Suburban Jungle. In a matter of four months, we went from not having a clue where to live or how to start that process, to moving in to a wonderful home in a town we love. Erika was thorough and helpful every step of the way, from our initial strategy call through closing. SJ connected us with an amazing broker who made the process as smooth as possible, and who we're now excited to call our neighbor.
Our Suburban Jungle representative was fantastic and every agent we spoke with was really informative, not pushy and simply wonderful. After 12 years in Manhattan, we made the jump and are so excited to move to our new town knowing that we truly explored all the great options in the tri-state area!
Erika worked tirelessly and patiently with us during our long search for THE town. During our first phone conversation, she was very attentive to what we were looking for and quickly came up with different towns that suit our lifestyle expectation. When we went back and forth about buying vs renting, and Bergen county vs Westchester county, Erika remained supportive and helpful without any judgement. She connected us to amazing and experienced real estate agents that gave us tours and details regarding each town. Our RE agent made the whole house buying process so much less daunting for first time home buyers like us. Even when we have decided on a house, Erika still followed closely with our progress and offered advice and assistance. We highly recommend Erika to anyone who is looking for a suburban town in NYC metro area. She made everything so much easier and organized. We would have been lost without her!
We had a great experience and found the perfect home for us. We appreciated all the support!
Suburban Jungle is aptly named - it makes the complex, daunting list of suburbs much more navigable. From our first phone call with Erika, she truly listened to what my husband and I were looking for and provided us with a list of wonderful towns to visit that met our wants and needs. It would have been extremely difficult for my husband and I to hone in on these towns on our own, and we are so thankful that Erika did the job for us! Not only did Erika/Suburban Jungle help us find the perfect town and inevitably the perfect home, but she connected us with experienced and knowledgeable real estate professionals that made the process truly seamless. Additionally, Erika always was attentive, responsive and supportive throughout the whole process, which made the first time home buying experience positive and much less stressful!
Deciding where you are going to live, raise your family and probably make one of the biggest investments of your life is not a decision that should be taken lightly. This is why I am glad I had Patti to guide me through this stressful process. After one 45 minute phone call, Patti understood what was important to me and my family. Even when I wanted to go astray and look at other NYC suburbs she wisely knew were not a fit for my family, she gracefully brought me back to where we needed to be. We found a home in one of her suggested suburbs. Looking back, I am scared on where we could have ended up if we had not listened to her feedback. Patti is excellent at what she does and the consummate professional. Not many people can figure you out in one call and know where you will ultimately be happy. My husband and I will be forever grateful for her guidance. She is a good listener, extremely trustworthy and truly wants her clients to be happy.
We had a great experience with the suburban Jungle. We were living in Brooklyn with our 2 kids, age 2 1/2 and 6 month old... when we first reached out. We had no idea of a good affordable location that wouldn't put us into culture shock! They made the process easy. Everyone we had contact with was very nice, professional and helpful. We are very happy where we are and have Suburban Jungle to thank!
Patti from NYC was available almost immediately and very easy to talk to. It was a pleasure. She took an anxiety provoking situation and made it an exciting one. Our initial conversation was informal and pleasant and yet resulted in targeted information that helped us focus our efforts, which, if you are restricted for time, is truly an asset. Suburban Jungle should incontrovertibly be the first stop for anyone asking themselves the what/where/when/why questions of moving to the suburbs.
Contacting Suburban Jungle was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. With Patti's help at SJ, my husband and I found a perfect community that we initially thought was out of our price range. Patti was able to quickly assess our needs and dreams and match us with great communities. As a first time buyer, she held my hand throughout the entire process and was very patient. She answered everything I asked: from best schools, to 24-hour CVS runs, to whether to buy a house with a well and septic system. She also introduced us to a fantastic realtor who was just as A+++ as her. That realtor put us in touch with great RE attorneys and contractors. I honestly think our home buying process was smooth and staffed with top notch, honest professionals because we started with Suburban Jungle. Everyone deserves to have a Suburban Jungle representative by their side during the buying process. Such a value add.
I can’t thank Patti Natiss/Surburban Jungle and her team enough for all they did to help in the search for our new home. After living in the city for 22 years and raising a family for 13, we decided to leave NYC for the suburbs. Both my husband and I are native New Yorkers and felt we were up to the task of searching on our own until we got down to it. After realizing that there are so many details to consider I knew we needed someone to streamline it for us. This is when we connected with Patti. She immediately put us at ease and started to narrow down our choices based on a brief conversation. Patti put us in touch with extremely knowledgeable brokers who are well rounded on all fronts, from neighborhoods to teaching styles within public and private schools. Needless to say after searching we found our home :) The professionalism and diligence from her team were impeccable, always there to answer any question! If your struggling with your search it’s worth a try! Thank you Patti, Julia, and Susan!
I would definitely recommend Suburban Jungle to anyone who is unsure of where their future hometown may be, and even if you think you know where you want to end up. Working with Suburban Jungle helped us identify and assess different areas that may or may not be a good fit for us. Working with the same contact who gets to know you and your situation is very helpful and we had a great experience touring different areas with their experienced team of realtors who felt more like friends and broke down the process in easy steps. Working with Suburban Jungle helped us realize what was important to us and ultimately what area would be the best fit, a great experience all around.
My wife and I found our dream home in Darien, CT after months of searching the New York metro area. Suburban Jungle was able to funnel us to the right towns in the NY area, based on our objectives (i.e., great public schools, access to water). And they were able to connect us with the best brokers in those towns who helped to educate us on the right part of town to find a home for our growing family. The seamless nature of our interactions with Suburban Jungle and the local brokers meant nothing was lost as we translated our ideas of a future life in the suburbs into reality. Thank you Suburban Jungle for helping us make our dreams come true.
We had a wonderful experience working with Suburban Jungle and ended up buying a home in a town they initially recommended that we had not planned to look at on our own. They really opened our eyes to new areas and gave us insider information on neighborhoods, schools, personalities and town vibes that are hard to get on your own. The realtors were all knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend reaching out to them when you're ready to leave the city!
We had a wonderful experience with Suburban Jungle. They were terrific about talking us through the process of moving, pairing us with someone helpful from each town we considered, and following up as appropriate until we found our new home. I would highly recommend that anyone considering a move talk to them.
Suburban Jungle Realty provided us with a unique and informative service that quickly helped us find the town that worked best for our family. Leaving New York City can be overwhelming, and SJR was able to simplify the process and provide all the information needed to make the best decision.
Suburban Jungle was helpful for me as I had cast my net rather wide in the Greater Boston area to find the right next town and condo for me. It was great to have multiple touch points with the company, getting advice and insight, and opening up many opportunities for visiting various listings. It is definitely tough in this seller's market, but one agent was able to help me purchase an off-market property that met my needs. Thank you Suburban Jungle!
Suburban Jungle in Boston has been extremely helpful and resourceful in lending time, attention, and otherwise essentially unavailable assistance to us in our search for a new town and a new home. The realtors to whom we were referred earned our trust and have been first-rate. We were also pleased to be put in contact with residents willing and eager to answer questions and provide insights on their communities. Barbara Hirsch from Boston Suburban Jungle is tremendous and overall for buyers this is a great service without a downside. Definitely recommended.
Our experience with Suburban Jungle Boston couldn't have been better! It happened so much faster than we anticipated, but that's because our consultant and realtor got to know us, found us exactly what we were looking for in a suburb and home and made the process so easy and fun!
Suburban Jungle was just what we needed! Barbara helped us find the perfect Boston suburb, we worked with great realtors and found the entire experience to be fun and easy!
We had a great experience with the Boston office! We had a small timeline to work with when finding a town that was right for us in the Boston suburbs. Barbara really helped us narrow down our town list and find a town that I know will be a great fit for our family!
Working with Suburban Jungle was a dream! My husband and I had a modest budget to work with when finding a home commuting distance from the city, and juggling the logistics on our own was mind-numbing. Maya and her team introduced us to some amazing towns we were previously unfamiliar with, and they were so patient when our house hunt took much longer than expected. They supported us every step of the way. The realtors Maya set us up with were exceptional. We wouldn't have survived the house buying process without Suburban Jungle!
Robin and the team at Suburban Jungle were instrumental in helping us zoom in on the right community for us. Their fact sheets are very precise and save you tons of time! They are very patient and caring with their clients. I highly recommend them if you are considering a move out of the city or even relocating from abroad!
Words cannot adequately describe how grateful we are for Patti at Suburban Jungle. For two years, my family and I planned to move to Fairfield, CT based on many wonderful family vacations there, great schools, beautiful neighborhoods, and affordable home prices. We had one week during our children’s Spring Break where we were going to dedicate 100% of our time to finding our new home. Our time frame was tight because we were planning on moving early summer and wanted to have our children attend camp in the new town and meet friends before school starts in the Fall. One week was all we had. After a 2-day house search in CT with a local agent, we just felt like something wasn’t right. We knew that we would be making the wrong decision, but we just couldn’t articulate what it was that made the town the “wrong fit.” After returning home on the 3rd day, we both remembered reading about a company that works with people in situations similar to our own, a company called Suburban Jungle. From the car, we sent an email requesting a fast turnaround on a consultation, and Patti got right back to us and moved her schedule around to accommodate our short timeframe. In our initial phone consultation with her, we expressed that we wanted a town close to Manhattan, a house near a train station, amazing schools, parks and recreation, and above all, a sense of community. Patti’s knowledge of the local landscape is incredible, and she asked a series of questions, the right questions, to get to know both my husband and I in a more personal way. She also spoke to us about why Fairfield wasn’t a great fit for what we were ultimately looking for with this move. After getting a sense of who we are, our personalities and priorities, Patti honed in on The Rivertowns in Westchester, NY (and even within those, highlighted some that might work better than others). That day, Patti connected us with the top real estate agent for that area, and by the next day, Day 5 in our journey, we found our dream home! I’m happy to say that by Day 6, we made an offer and by that afternoon it was accepted. In one month, we close and will begin our new life in Irvington, NY, all because Patti took the time to understand and help us prioritize what we needed for this next chapter of our lives. I sometimes think where we would be without Patti’s guidance, and I absolutely think we would have landed in the wrong town, perhaps in the wrong State, and in the wrong community. There would have been a deep guttural feeling that “something isn’t right” that for a while might have been pacified by good schools and an affordable home, but over time would be replaced by regret and a deep sense that we made the wrong choice. I don’t know how Patti does what she does, but she knew us and our needs, in a sense, better than we did. The minute we drove into Irvington, NY, we knew it was our town. The minute we met some of the local residents, we knew this was our community. The minute we saw our house, which is an easy walk to the train station and local schools, we knew it was our home. We will forever be grateful to Patti and Suburban Jungle for helping us course correct and put us on the right path for our family. You are amazing!!!
We wanted to tell you about our excellent experience with Suburban Jungle. In December of 2015, we learned that we would be moving from the DC metro area to the suburban NY area. We knew that we wanted to move into the suburbs, but, were completely lost as to how to begin our search and which community might be best for us. By sheer luck, we found an article about Suburban Jungle on the internet and immediately contacted you. We were extremely fortunate to have Patti Natiss as our assigned strategist. During our first phone call with Patti, we knew we had struck gold! She was very nice, a great listener and did a wonderful job of educating us about the suburban NY area. Patti gave us suggestions on where, based on what we told her, she thought we might be the happiest. It was obvious to us that Patti knew the communities of suburban NY area like the back of her hand. She also helped us realize that finding the right community was important as we were initially thinking of just looking for the best house at the best price. Patti suggested that we explore the Rivertowns, Larchmont, Pelham, and Greenwich. We did look in all of those places and liked them all. However, Patti’s first suggestion during our initial phone call was the Rivertowns. Although we did a lot of searching, we were were lucky to find a fabulous home in Dobbs Ferry. After living here for about 1 month now, we can say that Patti’s instinct about us and where we would feel “at home” was exactly right. Through our search, we had many ups and downs and also wondered if we needed to explore NJ when, at first, we didn’t find the right home in any of the aforementioned towns. Patti was there to support and guide us the whole way. We called her many times throughout the process and she was kind, supportive and informative every time. Patti always made time to speak with us regardless of the day or time; and, when we were down, she was there to pick us up. She never lost faith that we would find the right home in the right place, even though we sometimes did. We feel extremely lucky to have found Suburban Jungle and Patti. Patti took what was an unmanageable and overwhelming search process and made it manageable and straightforward. Patti’s support was invaluable. We’ve decided that should we ever have to move again, we are not going anywhere without Patti on our team. :-) Thank you so much for creating Suburban Jungle!
We've been really pleased with the process. I think we knew what we wanted in a town, and with your help we were able to find that town very quickly. Lauren was extraordinarily helpful with the town process as well. I think the 15 minutes she spent on our initial call talking about Westport and her experience living there set us off on the right foot, and after we visited we knew it was the right town for us. We are big researches on our own, so after we were excited about Westport, we spent a lot of time looking into what was there and confirmed that it really checked all of our boxes (and then some!). That also helped us create an itinerary with Lauren. She had already included most of what we wanted to see, but we were able to add in the farmer's market which was great. Though when we spoke with you we said schools weren't our main priority, the fact that Westport has such excellent schools allowed us to think about the town differently. Since the schools are great all of the way through high school, we could think about buying a forever house rather than a starter house with a need to move once kids are out of elementary school. As for the house, again we just found something that checked all of our boxes and we were shocked it was in our price range. For us the location was really the main selling point - it's less than a 10 minute walk to the train. We really wanted to retain that little bit of city life in not having to drive every day. We also love how roomy the house is, and that it has a lot of potential. We weren't looking for something totally updated, but we love the raw space of the house and love that we will get to make it our own over time.
We could not be more thrilled to have learned about your unique firm and concept in real estate. You truly helped us find and settle into a town we did not even know existed! We have you to thank for helping us through our search and providing the objective advice on where to look and the right questions to be asking throughout the process. We LOVE it here, thank you!!!
We are settling into the house and the neighbourhood we are renting in is just packed with kids!!! I am thrilled- not to mention town is gorgeous and soooooo many newcomers activities! The realtor you set us up with took me out with two other ladies and I have met a nice lady who lives one door down already! This is better than the year total i had previously and it has only been a few weeks! I am reserving judgement until school starts for the kids but so far I am thrilled!! You are a god send and I really mean it. We never would have done this if it weren’t for you. I was so petrified and honestly I just feel much better here. I can’t even explain why. My husband seems ok with the commute so far and we are going to give it another month or so and then get back in track for looking for a place to buy so we don’t get stuck like this year. Just wanted to give you an update- fingers crossed it continues!
We wanted to write and say thank you to you and the whole Suburban Jungle team in helping our family find not only our home but also our community and our peace of mind. You were a great support in this process, which is so often hyper and unnecessarily stressful. We could call any time to get your prospective on a situation, talk through the financial numbers, or just whine and cry about how annoying and unfair the market sometimes is. And believe us sometimes whining and crying is just as important in this situation as making the right bid :) In all seriousness, our family couldn’t be more grateful for your services. We really felt like we had an advocate on our side whose encouragement, industry relationships and advice was invaluable in a real estate market where every move and minute count. Any and every family will be lucky to work with you.
Thank you so much! It has been a pleasure working with you. We appreciate the patience you showed us through our search and your help in finding us the right town to settle into. We are very excited to be moving next weekend and looking forward to planting roots here!
Given my husband is relocating from the UK with work, he was offered corporate assistance. We had one call with the company and they didn’t even compare to SJ in terms of knowledge and willingness to help. We turned down this benefit as we didn’t see it as a value add to us.
Hi everyone, just wanted to quickly write and thank you all for all your help over the last 4 years. My family and I are moving to San Jose in one week to be closer to my job. I’ve really enjoyed the community here and have met a lot of good friends. Also, just wanted to mention that we had a lot of help from Suburban Jungle when we were trying to decide if San Jose was right for us. They found us a realtor who helped us buy a house and who will be selling our house in Fremont for us. So if any of you need relocation services, check out suburbanjunglerealty.com. Thanks again for all your support and friendship both for me and my children. :)
Deepest thanks for helping us with our neighborhood research! What an amazing few days of having all the info we needed handed to us on a platter. A great use of our time and resources. Much much obliged!!
I just wanted to thank you and your team for creating such a thoughtful experience for home buyers. Since the moment we began our journey with Suburban Jungle, I never felt alone. From the initial phone conversation to match us with the right towns, to the check-in emails and calls along the way, you were always on top of where we were in the process and what we might need. The agents you connected us with were amazing - all smart, honest, compassionate women who cared about me and my family's happiness. They became not just our agents, but our advisors and confidantes as well.I truly appreciate your unique approach to home buying - making it a fun, enriching experience. I will absolutely recommend your services to my friends who will hopefully be following in our footsteps to suburban living. Thank you.
It made a great difference to work with Suburban Jungle!Your excellent and open advice about the suburbs was the foundation to everything else. It was also very helpful that you’re from the midwest and “you get” what we’re looking for, not just in terms of good schools, but the type of community. In reality we could’ve lived in any of the places you recommended, they were all a great fit, it really came down to the house (looks, features, price, condition) and its location within the city. We just happened to find the best house in Glen Rock. Also, even with the locations done, we wouldn’t have known where to start in getting realtors. All of this saved an incredible amount of time. Plus, when we decided we wanted a new agent for Westchester, that also happened very quickly and we were super happy with the replacement. This service was exactly what we needed, and it’s the ideal for anyone in the situation we were in: moving to NY metro with little knowledge about the area and doing things remotely. Thanks so much, I’ll let you know how it goes!
We are finally getting settled in Chappaqua and we are SO SO happy! LOVE IT here! We never had a chance to connect before the move, but I just wanted to reach out to say thank you Patti! Your guidance and wisdom made all the difference. We may have never been here without you… and we are so grateful!
Hi Patti! Just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how EXCITED we are to be moving into our new home in just a little over a week. You and Susan have been absolute dreams to work with and I can't thank you enough for guiding us in our search for the right town and connecting us with Susan to help us find and get the right house.
To start with, I can't thank you enough Erika. Without our call with you and your knowledge of the various towns, I am not sure where we'd be. We definitely would not be this excited and working towards a contract in Westport. So since there are not enough words to capture how grateful I am, I'll simply say thank you. As for the process, I'm going to be a large advocate for Suburban Jungle. Your time spent with us, as already mentioned was critical. What I think is just as important, however, is the real estate agent. I believe I previously shared some feedback, but to me, what is most helpful here for people exploring a town via SJ is a broker who is an educator, and advocate for, the town first, and a broker second. I know that Jocelyn and I really vibed with the brokers who did that, or at least attempted to. And Lauren definitely did so the most, which probably helped us feel more comfortable with her. She never attempted to sell us a house, yet was just trying to tell us all the good, and bad, about Westport, with the prospect of checking out some houses when we wanted to, so that we'd be ready for the spring season.
Thank you so much for your help; having [barbara - head of Boston office at Suburban Jungle] and Suburban Jungle as a resource was incredible. We felt like I was starting from zero with the home buying process, and you really listened to us and helped us to focus on what we wanted out of a house and a town. You also connected us to excellent agents. Anne was invaluable in this process, she was informative and patient, and very responsive. Her diligence and demeanor helped to reassure and support someone like me, who has never gone through this process before (but at the same time overthinks everything)! I can’t say enough good things about Anne, so thank you, again, for connecting us with her! We’re excited to get settled in the house and I look forward to hearing from you again.