As an independent player in a real estate market filled with huge global real estate companies, we offer very personalized and individualized service. We don’t rest on our laurels and wait for the phone to ring or for someone to walk through the door. We know how to work extremely hard, roll up our sleeves, be creative and really listen to what you want. That is our reputation and a promise we make to all our clients. Take a look at the testimonials on our site from some of our clients, and if you would like references from buyers with whom we have worked, please don’t hesitate to email us at or and we will put you in touch with them!

How Can Neil Charles Real Estate Help Me Buy A Property?

Buying property can be an overwhelming process. From find a property that you want to financing to negotiating to closing, there are a lot of moving pieces that require knowledge and experience.

We at Neil Charles Real Estate can help guide you, offering sound advice throughout the process. By working with someone who knows the ins and outs of the real estate industry, is conscientious and honest you’ll not only end up with a great property, but you will also walk away with a great experience. 

Here are some of the key areas that we can help you with:

Finding a property
For many buyers, choosing a property can be an emotional process. Neil Charles Real Estate can assist you in this process by offering objective information about each property. From local community information like schools, taxes and zoning to home-specific details like condition and amenities, to identifying architects and contractors, electricians and any other service people, we can help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Making an offer
Once you have found a property that you would like to make an offer on, we will research recent comparable sales of similar properties in the area to help determine a fair price. Based on those comparable sales, as well as other factors like inspections and necessary repairs, we will then help you structure an offer and negotiate to get the very best deal possible.

Closing can be a complicated process, but we make it very uncomplicated for you, but staying involved every step of the way. We have been working in real estate for decades and have closed on many properties. We pride ourselves on making it as simple as possible for our clients.

Once you close

Our relationship doesn’t come to an abrupt end after you close. We are here to offer any help you need in identifying everything from where to find great children’s camps, to how to find a good contractor or where to take your pets to the vet. We have been here a long time and have an extensive network of contacts. We are happy to share our network with our clients.

Miscellaneous Information Regarding Standard Operating Procedures

In December 2021, a number of laws were passed in New York State pertaining to fair housing and these laws have significant impact for real estate licensees.  One of these laws requires real estate brokers who work with buyers to create and publish “Standardized Operating Procedures” (SOP’s) for their brokerage offices so that prospective homebuyers understand what will be required from them when working with a real estate broker.  The SOP Law requires a real estate broker to provide specific guidance to prospective homebuyers regarding three questions: (1) whether prospective clients shall show identification, (2) whether an exclusive broker agreement is required, and (3) whether pre-approval for a mortgage loan is required.

Neil Charles Real Estate

1. does not require identification from a prospective homebuyer unless required by the seller

2. does not require a homebuyer to sign an exclusive brokerage agreement

3. requires that buyers provide a pre-approval for a mortgage loan or proof of funds for a cash transaction prior to looking at properties, and/or as part of any purchase offer as this is required by most sellers