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Nestor Rivera

Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty
“Nestor's is a very effective real estate agent, because of his knowledge and data-driven approach. When he is helping you find a home, you will get responses with data that can help you make an informed decision. Though we were first-time buyers without knowledge of the process, we were seeking a REALTOR® who could provide us the data that will help us make our decisions, and Nestor was there all through out.”

- Muralidhar P., M.D.
“Nestor Rivera treats others as he himself wishes to be treated. He is smart, extremely knowledgeable, hardworking, a great listener, and his integrity is impeccable. We trusted Nestor implicitly, and over six months after moving in, we still marvel at our good fortune in the house, its location and the price he negotiated for us. Simply stated: you will not find a better REALTOR®.”

- Charles C., ESQ
“Nestor has gone above and beyond consulting with us on selling two properties and purchasing another in town. His level of professionalism and insight are unparalleled, and his advice has been invaluable. I would highly recommend Nestor to all of my friends and family and know they will be in good hands.”

- Sam A.
“Nestor has represented us on three transactions over the past seven years. Two of the three were sales of our properties and both went under contract within 24 hours of listing. Nestor is very market savvy, with a broad knowledge of the market. He was exceptionally easy to work with and served as a solid coach in all our transactions. If you're looking for a REALTOR® in Atlanta, there is nobody better.”

- Iraci P.
“Nestor is an excellent real estate agent! His follow-up was timely and professional from our first meeting all the way to the closing table. If you follow his advice, you will see immediate results. I would use Nestor again to buy or sell a home.”

- Joseph P.
“I became Nestor's friend before I became his client. This gives me a great perspective for writing this review because I have seen first-hand how hard Nestor works for his clients and how they always come first. I have seen Nestor put down a juicy burger right as he was about to take a bite because his phone rang. I have many similar examples, but the amazing thing is that his dedication to his clients is just one of the many things that makes him the best REALTOR® I have ever met. I believe that real estate is a science and that a smart individual who understands and studies this field can become a master REALTOR®. With this notions in mind, I can tell you that Nestor has reached this level of knowledge and expertise. You simply can't find a better agent. I live in a subdivision where Nestor has sold multiple units in record time at or above asking price. This has contributed to an increase in the overall value of the homes in our community. If all real estate agents were like Nestor, buying and selling homes would be an interesting and pleasant experience.”

- Augusto O.
“Nestor is a seasoned pro. He set realistic expectations up front and then exceeded them by coming through with a full-price offer in 11 days. Very happy with our choice.”

- Mike S.
“Nestor is exceptional when it comes to finding a dream home in the Greater Atlanta market. He understands the nuances of this market really well, is a good listener and quickly grasps the client's real needs and wants. We are glad we had Nestor guiding us every step of the home buying process and strongly recommend him.”

- Manik G.
“Nestor was my REALTOR® when I moved to Atlanta. From the first conversation, it was clear that he was the right man for the job. He's a great listener and understands all the ins and outs of the real estate market in general and the Atlanta market in particular. Nestor was invaluable throughout the home buying process, always making me feel as if I were his only client. After finding the right home, his dedication and expertise resulted in a smooth closing, with every little detail ironed out well in advance. I would recommend Nestor without any reservations. He's a great real estate agent and a trustworthy and reliable business partner.”

- Nicolas F.
“I would like to thank you for assigning Nestor Rivera to support my personal relocation. Looking back, I can remember our initial phone call last fall when Nestor astutely predicted the current real estate market for condominiums and strongly encouraged me to act sooner rather than later since he felt the market had bottomed out. As a result, Dorothy and I began condo shopping in earnest in January and by late April, I had closed on a great condominium at 1010 Midtown. As you might imagine, I am not an impulsive purchaser; rather the opposite. Nestor invested significant time on numerous evenings and weekends when I was in Atlanta to visit almost every relevant condominium development in Buckhead and Midtown – complete with all the financial analysis and proper insight that we needed. Throughout the entire process, Nestor was extremely cordial, professional and accommodating, which made the entire process more enjoyable than stressful. As a result, I will highly recommend Nester to anyone I know who needs real estate advice in the Atlanta metro area.”

- Ross D.
“Nestor checks off one of the greatest attributes that a real estate agent can have – you will be under no illusion that he has your best interest in his mind. He listens to your needs and ensures that they are met. He is patient, does his homework and provides you with robust analysis on the listings you have seen. And when closing, he thinks how the other market participants will likely act (in a multiple-bids situation, which was my case) and proposes how you should respond. He is the best real estate agent I have worked with.”

- Meliktu F. (Executive Relocation Buyer)
“As someone who has relocated a half a dozen times, I have a true appreciation of how critical a good agent can be. I have the highest regard for Nestor across all dimensions involved in the relocation process. His experience, knowledge and timeliness in getting things done and done correctly were as good as I have ever seen.”

- Lee. P. (Executive Relocation Buyer)
“Nestor is a professional committed to understanding and fulfilling the customer’s needs. His multi-lingual skill (English, Spanish and Portuguese) is a valuable asset for non-American customers. As a Brazilian citizen, and newcomer to the U.S., I can testify that my family and I were extremely happy with Nestor’s dedication, promptness, useful insights of the real estate business in the US, and most of all, with the wonderful house he helped us to find in very little time.”

Eduardo C.
"What I think sums the relationship that flourished between Nestor and us over just a short few weeks is “trust”. …Nestor has a keen ability to mold his approach to the customer’s style and is a reliable negotiator that will go to bat for his customer, whilst maximizing the chances for a successful closure where his negotiation skill and tactics really come alive… We have a house we love, in a location that we could never have dreamt of, and at a good value…"

Eva H. (Int’l Executive Relocation Buyer)
“We wish to highly recommend Nestor Rivera to anyone who is in need of a good real estate agent. We first met Nestor before the recession at the suggestion of a friend. For the next five years, while we waited out the downturn, he remained available with good information and advice. As we finally prepared to sell, his honesty, vast knowledge, constant attentiveness, patience and friendly personality were invaluable, and this continued until the sale was closed at a very acceptable price following a very short time on the market. We are certain that it would be difficult to find a better REALTOR®.”

- Ed and Helen L.
“Nestor provided my wife and I with an unparalleled level of customer service and integrity during the purchase of our first home. This was especially reassuring given that we were engaging in this process from outside of the state, so having him by our side was a tremendous asset. He was an absolute fount of information about the Atlanta real estate market, the home buying process, contractors, inspections, the Atlanta community and everything in-between. We are happy to say that, largely because of Nestor's willingness to work on our behalf, we were able to find our dream home at a great price. I strongly recommend Nestor to anyone who is thinking about buying a home; he is a true advocate and a wonderful human being!”

- Rustin M. PhD
“Our experience with Nestor Rivera has been nothing short of stellar. Through all the phases of our search, Nestor provided timely and expert guidance. He is an expert at controlling a buyer’s emotions and managing expectations. Nestor is also a highly skilled negotiator; his attention to detail and knowledge of the Atlanta market saved us thousands. From search to closing, Nestor is the REALTOR® that you want by your side.”

- Christopher S. (First-time Buyer)
“We hired Nestor to help sell our townhome once we decided to relocate to Cleveland from Atlanta. He was a consummate professional from the moment we approached him for assistance, always prompt and responsive. He was also exceptionally helpful in staging and marketing our home, as we had already moved. Despite the challenging market, we closed on the sale in a very short period of time. I would definitely recommend Nestor to friends and family alike.”

- Cara W., CFA, CAIA
“Nestor has helped me buy two houses and sell one; he has always put my family’s needs and interests as a top priority. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Atlanta area.”

Emilio G. (Int’l Executive Relocation Buyer & Seller)
“Nestor really took care of me when I needed to sell my condominium in Buckhead. He sold my condo for the highest price in the history of the condominium complex. I also used him to help me in a search for my first intown home and was extremely happy with the results. Very friendly, easy to work with, diligent, and good!”

Tyler R. (Seller/Buyer)
“Nestor has helped me buy two houses and sell one. He has always put my family’s needs and interests as a top priority. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Atlanta area.”

- Emilio G.
“Nestor is a fantastic real estate agent. He is everything that you would want your agent to be: knowledgeable, resourceful, responsive and effective. His positive attitude is just an added bonus. I would not hesitate to work with Nestor again in the future.”

- Kelly M.
“My family worked with Nestor recently on the purchase of our new home. His approach to our search was informed and diligently executed, combined with a great deal of patience is much appreciated. I recommend Nestor to anyone looking for a real estate expert in the Greater Atlanta area.”

- Keith P.
“I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable and trustworthy REALTOR® to help me through the purchasing of my first home. He presented me with numerous options and quickly honed in on exactly what I was looking for. He explained every step of the buying process in a language I could understand, and, even when I felt I had gotten the best deal possible, he worked hard to make that deal even sweeter. I definitely recommend Nestor to anyone looking to purchase a new home in the Atlanta area.”

- Melinda R.
“I feel proud to recommend Nestor to represent any seller. In a time when real estate brokers are getting a bad rap, Nestor stands above. His slogan is "... good things tend to happen to companies and individuals that consistently do the right thing, and bad things tend to happen to those that even occasionally do the wrong thing.” That is an apt description.”

- Mitchel P.
“It was an absolute pleasure having Nestor as my agent. I was a first-time homebuyer, and he made the process painless from beginning to end and went out of his way to educate me. He even worked with me while I was on the road to make sure that we got all the paperwork completed. When it's time to buy my next house, or sell this one, I'll definitely be contacting him.”

- Scott C.
“Nestor was instrumental in our purchase of a home in Virginia-Highland. He knew the area well and was able to save us thousands of dollars during negotiations. We highly recommend Nestor.”

- Mark R., CFA
“I am the administrator of the estate of my aunt and do not live in the Atlanta area. Nestor Rivera was my agent when I sold her home. He was very attentive and helpful with a difficult sale. I plan to recommend him to all my Atlanta contacts.”

- Becky P.
“Nestor Rivera was chosen to list our home in Atlanta from a group of REALTORS® that were referred to us. Although it was a terrific house, we overbuilt for the neighborhood and knew it would take the right person to market it. Nestor did a great job every step of the way, and within six months, we closed on the sale. We have since referred Nestor to other people and will continue to do so. My husband was a real estate attorney for 30 years, and I was in the mortgage business for 30 years – both in Atlanta. We know a good REALTOR® when we see one.”

- Sheila D.
“I want to thank you for the very professional help you gave me recently to sell my condo in Buckhead. You were referred to me by someone who knew you would be able to help. I was impressed with your diligence and attention to detail during this process. When I decided to sell, I started out listing my condo in a ‘For Sale by Owner’ marketing program in the Atlanta area. I enlisted in this program and entered into MLS and saw an initial flurry of activity (calls and showings). After about a month, the activity was minimal. I contacted you three months later when it was obvious that the FSBO program wasn’t working to get the condo sold. I am pleased that you helped to arrange to clean the condo, take pictures and send out postcards with these pictures to area REALTORS®. You helped me look at a realistic price that would be attractive to buyers. When there was an interested party, your help negotiating the final price, getting the inspection and all the details for closing was invaluable. Being an out of state owner, I know you made the process quick and efficient for me. Thanks again. I will definitely refer anyone moving to Atlanta to you.”

- Kathy D., AuD
“I just wanted to congratulate you as one of the best agents I have ever worked with. I have moved four times in the last three years, and without a doubt, the sale of my house was the easiest, best-serviced one of all. Nestor Rivera was a delight to work with. I have worked with him a couple of times, and when needed again, I will definitely use him. I have also recommended him to a couple of friends who have used his services, and as far as I know, they are just as happy as me.”

- Emilio G.