"Their honesty, integrity and concern for their clients and not just the sale was obvious and very much appreciated."
We have had the privilege of being both a buyer and a seller with Gedaliah and Eliezer. Nobody knows Jerusalem better than they do. Other real estate agents look to them for advice and knowledge about apartments in Jerusalem! Their honesty, integrity and concern for their clients and not just the sale was obvious and very much appreciated by an American couple who couldn't possibly know the nuances of buying and selling in Jerusalem, and needed someone to trust. We consider ourselves very lucky that we found Eliezer and Gedaliah to help us.
Finding the right apartment in the right neighborhood (at the right price!) can be a very difficult experience. Eliezer and Gedaliah quickly learned exactly what we were looking for, and were able to show us many available apartments before we found the perfect place for us. Even more special, is that they don't feel that their job is done when the contract is signed. They continue to work with us throughout the process, offering help in any way they can. Besides our real estate agents, we are happy to consider them our friends.
Suri and David Alter
"They have a great sense of the market and are highly regarded by their clients, as well as by the attorneys and bankers."
We are very pleased to recommend Gedaliah and Eliezer to anyone seeking to purchase a home in the Jerusalem area. They have a great sense of the market and are highly regarded by their clients, as well as by the attorneys and bankers. Yesterday, when a friend inquired about purchasing a new apartment in the Baka area, I instinctively advised him to contact Gedaliah.
Weeks after we thought that we “lost out” on an opportunity to purchase a choice apartment in a new development, Gedaliah continued to keep us in mind. As soon as the other deal for that apartment fell through, we were immediately contacted by Gedaliah, and shortly thereafter closed on the purchase. Gedaliah continues to be involved since the contract closing and we are very happy with his service.
"Having you as a go-between for the kablan, lawyers, etc. has been a lifesaver."
Thanks so much for all your continued help in acquiring our future apartment in the new development of Bustan Baka. Unlike other agents we have used in the past, you have stood at our side throughout the entire process, and continue to do so as we put on the finishing touches. Having you as a go-between for the kablan, lawyers, etc. has been a lifesaver.
We also would like to thank you for your assistance in helping us to sell our other property in Jerusalem and look forward to your continued assistance in completing that transaction.
If we can be of any assistance, or provide any recommendation that would benefit you, we would love to do so.
Lisa & Jordy Alter
"Being 6,000 miles away is difficult during the acquisition process, but having Gedaliah involved in the negotiations was very reassuring."
We are delighted to recommend Gedaliah's services, as he was instrumental in helping us fulfill our dream of buying a home in Israel. Gedaliah understood our goals and worked within our budget to help us identify and purchase a great apartment in a wonderful new development project.
Being 6,000 miles away is difficult during the acquisition process, but having Gedaliah involved in the negotiations was very reassuring. He had great "follow up" and always responded to our emails quickly, patiently and with clarity.
Gedaliah understands the mindset of Anglos and is diligent to ensure that their expectations are being met. Issues always come up - that's the nature of the development business - but knowing that Gedaliah and his partner Eliezer are advocating on our behalf gives us comfort that these issues will be dealt with properly.
Lisa & Larry Siegel
". . . what really stood out was their pro-active approach in keeping us updated on their activities throughout the entire marketing process."
It's our pleasure to recommend the services of Gedaliah and Eliezer. Serving as our selling agents, they created and implemented a thorough sales campaign that left no stone unturned in identifying the right family to purchase the apartment.
Even more important, their communication was excellent. Having worked with countless agents in the past, what really stood out was their pro-active approach in keeping us updated on their activities throughout the entire marketing process.
Gedaliah and Eliezer are menschlich, honest and market-knowledgeable, and it was a pleasure working with them.
Judy and Robert Bruckstein
". . . you sized up our needs and honed in so fast without ever overstepping or moving the target price up and up as so many others do."
Todah to you both. You were amazing and so pleasant to work with. After so many years and a half dozen realtors, you sized up our needs and honed in so fast without ever overstepping or moving the target price up and up as so many others do.
Your recommendation to use Chaim was spot on. Never before have we worked with a home inspector who was so attuned to every detail and served as such an advocate. Between you, Chaim and of course Amit, Jerusalem's best real estate attorney, we covered every possible base imaginable with the help and guidance of our "Dream Team."
We bought an amazing, unique property and couldn't be more pleased. A wonderful way to enter Rosh Hashana and to give Hakarat HaTov to Hashem and to each of you who made this dream a reality.
Jamie and Dan Schwartz
"His patience is endless."
Gedaliah is a straightforward, excellent real estate agent. You truly learn that he really cares about his clients when he guides you to only spend within your means even though his commission is higher the more you spend.
His patience is endless. We changed our minds over and over again about which apartment we wanted to purchase. Gedaliah never got upset with us. Our knowledge about purchasing in Israel was very limited and Gedaliah walked us through the details that were not necessarily his responsibility to explain to us with gracious pleasure.
R and J, Teaneck NJ
"...ידעתי והרגשתי שאני מתעסק עם אנשים אמינים וישרים..."
אני מבקש להודות לך על האמון שנתת בנו לכל אורך הדרך
בכל שיחה איתך ועם אליעזר ידעתי והרגשתי שאני מתעסק עם אנשים אמינים וישרים ואין יותר חשוב מזה כשבאים לבצע עיסקה כזו
יישר כוחכם ושנזכה לבשורות טובות
שמוליק ודינה פריד
"They were professional, trustworthy, and spoke the same 'language' which enabled them to truly understand our needs and criteria."
We were so grateful that we were recommended to Gedaliah Borvick of My Israel Home when we recently purchased an apartment in Israel. Gedaliah and his team were professional, trustworthy, and spoke the same 'language' which enabled them to truly understand our needs and criteria. We appreciate all they did for us in making this big decision and investment, and would highly recommend them.
"His understanding of the housing market and infinite patience helped us make a decision and find a home we are thrilled with."
We are so grateful for having found Joe. In a last minute decision to make Aliyah, Joe was an invaluable resource and support for us. His understanding of the housing market and infinite patience helped us make a decision and find a home we are thrilled with. Joe is a consummate professional who cares so much about his clients and his customer service. He makes himself available at all hours of the night and day and brings a personal touch and deep care and concern that makes you feel like you are the most important client he has.
We highly recommend Joe for anyone looking to rent or buy homes in Israel- you will be well cared for and end up with the best results for your family.
Dina & David Rabhan
"You guys made the process easy and we feel like you went above and beyond for us."
Thank you very much. Darlene and I are really pleased with the property and we appreciate your help. You guys made the process easy and we feel like you went above and beyond for us.
Darlene and Michael
"You were tremendously helpful and supportive throughout the process . . . "
Ruthie, you were tremendously helpful and supportive throughout the process, which, in our opinion was rather quick and painless. I don't know if other deals go through this way, but, we are grateful that you were the one to help us. We learned early on that we needed to think along the lines of what I call a "buyer's thought process." With your guidance, this helped us to focus on what we really wanted and how to deal with the "reality" of real estate in Israel. The fact that you are an absolute pleasure to work with was just an added bonus.
Thank you, again, for all you have done to bring us one step closer to our dream of living in Israel.
Client from West Orange, NJ
"You stood by us and advocated for us throughout the entire process."
Joe, you were a lifesaver. For almost a year, we were looking for a house with no luck. Then you swooped in and saved the day. You showed us a number of places, that we had trouble deciding which to take, each one was tailor made for us. You stood by us and advocated for us throughout the process. I know a couple of things: one, the next time I need an agent I know where to turn, and I also know that I can recommend My Israel Home wholeheartedly.
Yaakov and Aviva Goldberg
Riverdale, New Hempstead and now Chashmonaim
"You . . . made our search for an apartment as stress-free as is possible."
Gedaliah, you and Eliezer made our search for an apartment as stress-free as is possible. You listened to our needs and then proceeded to show us apartments that met our specifications. You also were extremely helpful throughout the purchase process and beyond. We would recommend you to our friends because of your honest, straightforward, reliable service.
Zina and Ushi Freundlich
"She is attentive, proactive, reliable, and dedicated."
Ruthie has been amazing over the past year helping us find a home in Israel. She is attentive, proactive, reliable, and dedicated. Ruthie went above and beyond to ensure that we found a place that was a perfect fit for us.
Gedaliah and Ruthie are a pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking to purchase a home in Israel.
Daniella and Jamie Stadtmauer
"Your team did everything exactly perfect."
Gedaliah, we thank you. Your team did everything exactly perfect. We couldn’t have asked for anything better. Indeed, we are already telling everyone about the most unbelievable care, attention, recommendations and thorough way that all was handled, in such a short time, to such success.
Arnold & Millie Levine
"Your work piloted our ship through some rough waters and we are very grateful . . . "
Debi and I want to thank you both for the efforts that you made in selling our apt and getting what we feel is a good price. The time pressure that we were under, coupled with a buyer who took a long time to come to contract, made these past months not always easy for us. Your work piloted our ship through some rough waters and we are very grateful to you both.
May Hashem grant you continued success in all your endeavors.
Robert and Debi Berko
"They were extremely patient, helpful, . . . responsive and genuine"
Anna and I would like to thank Gedaliah and Eliezer for helping make a dream come true. They were extremely patient, helpful with advice on so many issues, and most importantly responsive and genuine. A complicated experience was made much easier. Kol hakavod.
Anna and Steve Kirshblum
"She was very proactive and provided on-going support and advice . . ."
My wife Debbie and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the support and service Ruthie Yudin provided us to find a place to call home when we moved to Israel. Ruthie was a dynamo of energy and not only located a great home that was perfect for our needs she provided advice and contacts for things we didn’t even know we would need as we were moving from the U.S. and were not knowledgeable about how real estate transactions work in Israel. She was very proactive and provided on-going support and advice even going so far as to pick up cleaning supplies and find a cleaning service so everything would be nice when we arrived from America.
It was a pleasure to work with Ruthie and she will be our go-to person for any real estate needs we might have in the future and we will certainly be recommending her to anyone from the U.S. or locally who is in need of good real estate advice or service. We highly recommend her to anyone looking for an agent who is willing to go over and above what many agents are willing to provide.
Dr. Michael and Debbie Hamlin
"It was a perfect introduction to Jerusalem real estate."
Thank you so much for your valuable time yesterday. It was a perfect introduction to Jerusalem real estate. As a 30-year experienced realtor in Toronto, I recognize right away your professionalism and care you exhibit to your clientele. In particular, the follow up emails last night with quality information and advice, in my opinion, is going beyond the typical realtor you find in Jerusalem.
Marvin & Roberta Newman
"Joe listened carefully for our needs and guided us through the challenging process with his outstanding personal and professional skills."
We were very fortunate to connect with Joe Offenbacher of My Israel Home in our search for our first home as new olim. Joe listened carefully for our needs and guided us through the challenging process with his outstanding personal and professional skills. We give Joe and this firm our highest recommendation!
Dr. Eric and Jeanne Lankin
". . . Ruthie was there to help us find our dream home . . . and she went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and confident in the process."
We could not have been happier with Ruthie Yudin. We spent the better part of a year meeting with real estate agents and projects in various communities in Israel. Ruthie was the first one who actually took the time to listen to and understand our needs. She did her research before we met with her and took the time to explain the nuances of the neighborhoods and housing options to us. She was so thorough that she picked out the perfect apartment for us, and we made an offer that was accepted the same night!
This was our first time purchasing a property, and she made sure that we understood all aspects that go into purchasing a first apartment in Israel. She recommended our lawyer, helped with questions we had regarding choosing a mortgage broker and even went out of her way to send us recommendations of day care options for our kids after we made a passing comment that we need to figure out where to send them. From day one Ruthie was there to help us find our dream home in an ideal neighborhood for us, and she went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and confident in the process.
Laya and Yedidya Bejell
"We are forever grateful."
We were looking to buy an apartment in Jerusalem for over 10 years. It was only after meeting Gedaliah and Eliezer that we finally were able to buy a "piece of the rock”.
They were always there, from consultations over the phone thousands of miles away, to meeting us in Jerusalem. It was never a burden. You held our hand, showed us apartments, and walked us through every aspect of the deal, from the negotiating to the final purchase, and you continue to be there for us. Without you, we would not have been able to buy this apartment. We are forever grateful.
Judi and Alvin Segal
"He has limitless patience, is exceptionally resourceful and is an excellent negotiator."
Joe Offenbacher has been fantastic in helping us buy our first place in Israel. With Joe, you really get the full service. He has limitless patience, is exceptionally resourceful and is an excellent negotiator. Furthermore, he always made himself available to help and at our convenience, going well beyond the remit of ‘estate agent.’ Thank you so much for all.
". . . על היחס הנהדר, על ההשקעה הרבה ועל המקצועיות שהפגנתך . . ."
רציתי להודות לג'ו אופנבכר על הטיפול הנהדר במכירת ביתי ביישוב חשמונאים. על היחס הנהדר, על ההשקעה הרבה ועל המקצועיות שהפגנתך. ראוי לציין שתמיד הקשבת ותמיד הייתה עם חיוך ואדיבות כלפי הקונה והמוכר. יש לציין שבכל הביקורים שביקרת, הסברת את האופציות הרבות כלפי מבחינת המכירה ותמיד נתתה הרגשת אמינות כלפי המוכר והקונה.
"Ruthie is the consummate professional, and so much fun to work with."
Sometimes you can tell more about a broker by the deal that didn’t get done. Ruthie Yudin is the consummate professional, and so much fun to work with. Despite investing many hours and days in expertly negotiating a complex transaction, when we felt the purchase was not right for us, she responded only with warmth and concern that we make the right decision. Many brokers can negotiate a deal - but acting with integrity and caring when one falls apart is extremely rare. We highly recommend Ruthie Yudin and the team she works with.
Miriam and Nathan Zussman
"Joe is an honest and trustworthy person, which is refreshing."
I highly recommend Joe Offenbacher, Real Estate Agent. Joe is an honest and trustworthy person, which is refreshing. He is a pleasure to work with. And of course the results were fantastic. He quickly sold my house for a price higher than my expectations. In fact, the fee for his services was recovered more than 5 times over.
"It was a pleasure to work with them, and my lawyer was impressed with their integrity and efficiency."
I would recommend, without any reservations, the team of Gedaliah and Eliezer. It was a pleasure to work with them, and my lawyer was impressed with their integrity and efficiency. To my surprise, the price that I received for my apartment was even more than I had expected to get, thanks to their efforts.
"We just feel so blessed to have found someone like you to work with to make our dream of owning an apartment in Eretz Yisrael a reality."
Where do we begin to thank you? You have been amazing! Juggling schedules, answering emails within minutes, always available for phone calls, having amazing connections . . . and the list continues. We just feel so blessed to have found someone like you to work with to make our dream of owning an apartment in Eretz Yisrael a reality. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication.
You have given us an amazing education of many cities and their real estate landscapes, and we have accomplished our mission by deciding that we ultimately want to live in the Baka/Talpiot community. Although it was a whirlwind trip, we managed to cover everything thanks to you and we are truly grateful.
Leslie and Ron Goldberg
"I appreciate their market knowledge, integrity and professionalism. . . "
I have known Gedaliah for over 25 years, ever since he was a talmid of mine in the early 1980s. I recently reached out to him regarding an apartment in Yerushalayim, and he and his partner Eliezer gave us a realistic analysis of the unit's market value and expert guidance regarding its expansion capabilities. I appreciate their market knowledge, integrity and professionalism, and would recommend their services to others looking to buy or sell apartments in Yerushalayim.
Rav Yoel Yehoshua
"Thank you for your professionalism, personal attention and direction that you provided us, without ever being pushy. . ."
Gedaliah served as our agent in selling our Yerushalayim apartment. We appreciated all the hours and energy that he and Eliezer expended to find the right buyer.
Thank you for your professionalism, personal attention and direction that you provided us, without ever being pushy and always with sensitivity to our needs. We have already recommended your services to our friends and would not hesitate to recommend you to other potential clients.
Orah and Richard Mosak
"you bring equal doses of professionalism and honesty to the table and we felt that we were in good hands . . ."
It was truly a pleasure working with you regarding selling a Jerusalem apartment. You and your partner Eliezer have a strong understanding of the Jerusalem market. The two of you crafted a creative marketing program in an effort to give our asset exposure to the right potential buyers, invested considerable time and thought in order to determine how to present our apartment in the best light possible and, in general, were a pleasure to deal with.
Gedaliah, you bring equal doses of professionalism and honesty to the table and we felt that we were in good hands entrusting you with our project. We look forward to working with you in the future and we wholeheartedly recommend your services to others.
Linda and Mark Karasick
" . . . we used him as a sounding board to ensure that we were making sound business decisions."
We are happy to recommend Gedaliah's services for anyone looking to purchase a home in Israel. In addition to being instrumental in helping us identify the right apartment that addressed our particular needs, he also advised us regarding all apartment-related issues and we used him as a sounding board to ensure that we were making sound business decisions.
He never pressured us, but rather always presented the facts and gave his suggestions. In addition, he has an excellent rolodex and he put us in touch with other real estate professionals who helped us close the transaction.
"He was very helpful in guiding my family regarding a number of complicated real estate issues."
It's my great pleasure to recommend Gedaliah Borvick's services. He was very helpful in guiding my family regarding a number of complicated real estate issues. Being that we are in the US and the family's properties are in Israel, I was delighted to find Gedaliah who helped steer us in the right direction. He has market acumen, excellent contacts, honesty, a strong sense of professionalism and an easy-going, non-pushy nature . . . and I look forward to retaining his services again in the future.