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Listing Manager /Buying Specialist
Ally Donoghue is a native of Bergen County with widespread knowledge of the surrounding areas. She is known for her dedication, can-do attitude and strong negotiation skills. Ally diligently works as a listing and buying specialist. Brought up in Allendale, she currently resides in Mahwah with her family.
"She was informative, thorough and super helpful."
Ally was phenomenal! She was informative, thorough and super helpful. We bought a place sight unseen because we trusted her and her understanding of what we wanted wholeheartedly. Ally took the time to get to know us, our preferences and our comfortable price range - never trying to push us into something that didn’t fit. Her combination of patience and responsiveness was perfect for us as first time home buyers. We couldn’t recommend her more highly! - Justin S.
"Ally is an absolute star!"
We were so lucky to work with Ally Donoghue on our recent home purchase. Ally is an absolute star! She first helped us look for a home to purchase in early 2020. As the pandemic started, we quickly shifted in March 2020 to look for a rental, which she rapidly found for us, despite all businesses basically being shut down. She then was our partner in our home buying search. Ultimately, we have purchased our absolute dream home! Working with Ally is seamless. She is incredibly knowledgeable, diligent, friendly, honest, flexible, responsive and insightful. Any homebuyer would be so fortunate to have Ally on their side! - Bernadette M.
"...she made the whole process so easy and stress-free!"
"Working with Ally to buy our first home was an incredible experience! Between relocating from California and moving to a new area we had never lived, she made the whole process so easy and stress-free! She is extremely knowledgeable about the area and was able to help us find the best fit in Bergen County based on what we were looking for (and the best bagels!). She was able to get us under contract within two weeks of starting our search and supported us through every step of the process. We can't say enough good things about Ally and encourage anyone looking for a home in the area to work with her." - Nicole J.
"GREAT COMMUNICATION. HONEST. RELIABLE."
GREAT COMMUNICATION. HONEST. RELIABLE. My wife and I contacted Ally in early fall 2017 from a friend's recommendation. Since the beginning, she was always on top of everything and quick to respond. Ally was able to book viewings in fairly short notice, especially for some houses with multiple bids. We are first-time homebuyers, and we had many questions. Ally was very patient and explained to us the homebuying process clearly, and she always took time to answer our questions. Ally was very honest and didn't try to pressure us to buy. She would always point out problems or potential problems in houses, but she would also mention the really positive points such as things that make for good resale value. She was definitely very knowledgeable. She would share with us the quality of windows, house systems, and construction. Ally also listened to our preferences and incorporated them into the search. For example, one time after a few months of looking at houses, we had just finished viewing a house. We were discussing if we should put in an offer. We didn't love the house, but there were some strengths about it. And my wife tried to think about how this house could fit in with our preferences. Ally then reminded us that the house search is a process, and she was looking out for our best interests. Soon after, my wife realized that she was trying hard to settle with this house. Everytime we wanted to put in an offer, Ally would pull comparisons and share them with us so that we could make the best informed offer. Sometimes if a house had multiple bids, she would try to gauge where our offer stood among the pool. In June 2018, we closed on a home that we love... it's the perfect home for us. We really couldn't have done it without Ally! We had been told repeatedly that the real estate team Ally was a part of is excellent! People in the industry seem to know and respect them. And we understand why. We've been so glad to refer Ally to anyone looking for a house. - zuser20140319155534941
"It was the first time for us, so the process was a bit overwhelming, but with Ally's help it went smoothly."
We worked with Ally Simons and she is absolutely amazing. We found the house in the middle of pandemic, with more difficult access to see it, etc. Ally was extremely helpful with accommodating us, walking us around. Once we found the house she has provided us with the whole list of people we need: layers, mortgage brokers, builders, inspectors - you name it. It was the first time for us, so the process was a bit overwhelming, but with Ally's help it went smoothly. We would highly recommend her. She is very easy to talk to, very responsive and pleasure to work with. If we ever decide to go through this process again, will reach to Ally! - Ola K.
"She was extremely professional, responsible and always had our best interest in mind, even when we encountered difficult situations."
Our experience working with Ally was an absolute pleasure. We met over a year ago when we had called in on one of her team’s listings. By the time we had called, the home was already long gone. At that point, we began our search and immediately found a connection with Ally. She asked all the right questions and was able to share a lot of information on the town we were interested in. Ally showed us many homes along the way and stayed patient with us throughout as we changed focus during our search. Originally when we began, we were looking in Allendale only but decided to expand into some of the other surrounding towns. Good thing we did, as we found the perfect home for our family in Saddle River! We would highly recommend working with Ally. She was extremely professional, responsible and always had our best interest in mind, even when we encountered difficult situations. We will definitely recommend her and her team to anyone looking for a home in Bergen County! - anmols78
"She did not waste any of our time and pinpointed the right choices."
Professional, knowledgeable, and understands your needs. She did not waste any of our time and pinpointed the right choices. Always there when needed. Helped us for five years. - sampants2L
"Working with Ally was like a breath of fresh air."
Working with Ally was like a breath of fresh air. Right from the get-go she was honest and matter of fact regarding her strategy to sell our home. She did exactly what she promised and sold our house quickly, without any hassle or inconvenience to us at any time during the process at all. I would highly recommend Ally and the Laura Gill group for any of your real estate needs. - lupawits
"We worked with Ally Simons on our house purchase and she was the perfect agent for our family!"
We worked with Ally Simons on our house purchase and she was the perfect agent for our family! We knew what we were looking for and she was extremely patient in helping us look at every possible house until we found “the one.” She gave her honest opinion of each house and its price. She’s very knowledgeable about Bergen County real estate and was always quick to answer all our questions. She was so helpful through the whole process - from house hunting to closing (and multiple negotiations in between). And, as a bonus, she was amazing with our two kids who can be a tough crowd. I highly recommend Ally for anyone looking for a new home - Jessica J.
"Ally Simons (Donoghue) is the best! "
Ally Simons is the best! She worked so hard for so long to find my perfect home! Thank you so so very much. Forever grateful! - Michele W.
"Her high level of engagement elevates 'off the charts' when presented with adversity"
Ally's greatest strength is her ability to adapt to adversity. She is also focused, organized & timely. Her high level of engagement elevates 'off the charts' when presented with adversity. She becomes absolutely laser focused on adapting and providing success solutions! Her clear, concise, proactive communication will keep you a step ahead. - Lee & Jessica M.
"Ally has been great coordinating the process and fetching our dream home."
We bought a home through Laura Gill Group with the help of Ally. Ally has been great coordinating the process and fetching our dream home. We would definitely recommend their services. Overall great experience. - Lalita J.
"Ally is the ultimate agent..."
Ally is the ultimate agent and if you're considering buying a house or making a change to your current representation, then look no further. Ally helped us purchase our forever home in just a few months of working together (which is tough in this market). When we had questions, she either knew or found the answers (but usually knew), and she was instrumental in helping us get to the closing table. Ally has been incredible even after the close, helping connect us to different business we'll need to care for our home. You'll be very happy working with Ally and we can't recommend her enough. - BoughtAHouse21
"We would have been lost without Ally!"
We would have been lost without Ally! She is incredibly knowledgable, patient, understanding, and sharp. What I love most about her though is her confidence- she helped us navigate these anxious home-buying times with ease. Never once did I doubt her advice (and I am highly indecisive!). Put your trust in Ally and you will be in the best hands!!! Ps she happens to also be the kindest - time spent with her was truly a delight. Thank you Ally!!! - Kim G.
"If I could rate Ally as 100 stars I would!"
If I could rate Ally as 100 stars I would! I was nervous meeting a new realtor but Ally exceeded all our expectations and more! She is hands down the BEST and I would recommend her every time! - David P.
"Her knowledge of the ever changing real estate market was so helpful throughout the process."
I worked with Ally Simons on my recent home sale and she was the best! Her knowledge of the ever changing real estate market was so helpful throughout the process. Ally was an asset from the first day we met and even after the closing. I can't wait to work with her again...finding my next home! Everyone at the Laura Gill Group was exceptional. From suggestions on repairs, staging for pictures, constant communication, the only way to go - Go With Gill and Ally!!! Thank you again for all your hard work!!!! - Eileen S.
"You can’t go wrong with The Laura Gill Group - they are the best!"
"Laura Gill and Ally Simons were so great to work with when selling our home and searching for a new one during the pandemic. They are incredibly knowledgeable and professional - we knew we were in great hands working with their team. I highly recommend Ally when looking to find your perfect home - she knows the area so well, is super flexible, patient and accommodating. She skillfully guided us through every step of the process. - including recommending great vendors from movers to junk haulers and cleaning companies. Working Laura was amazing as well. She sold our house within days (again during the pandemic), was incredibly responsive, professional and caring. Laura is a true professional and a top expert in her field. You can’t go wrong with The Laura Gill Group - they are the best!" - Kimberly D.
"She’s very knowledgeable about Bergen County real estate and was always quick to answer all our questions."
Ally was the perfect agent for our family! We knew what we were looking for and she was extremely patient in helping us look at every possible house until we found “the one.” She gave her honest opinion of each house and its price. She’s very knowledgeable about Bergen County real estate and was always quick to answer all our questions. She was so helpful through the whole process - from house hunting to closing (and multiple negotiations in between). And, as a bonus, she was amazing with our two kids who can be a tough crowd. I highly recommend Ally for anyone looking for a new home! - jessica brach6
"She was always reachable, responded immediately, and worked quickly to keep the process moving."
We couldn't be happier with the level of service we got from Ally! She helped guide two complete newbies through the entire process from start to finish and we always felt like we were in good hands. Not having a super high budget easily could have meant that we received less attention, but that was never the case with Ally. She was always reachable, responded immediately, and worked quickly to keep the process moving. I was endlessly impressed by her responsiveness and quick action. Looking for and buying a house could have been extremely stressful, but it wasn't because of Ally. If you're looking for an expert in the area who will help and support you, and also make you feel at ease when you're stressed, choose Ally! - carolyn martin3
"If we ever need any real estate help we would definitely go to her again in the future."
Ally was extremely helpful and guided us through the whole home buying process really well. She was available through text or email pretty much 24/7; she was the person we texted when we had any concerns or internal panic regarding the home buying process. If we ever need any real estate help we would definitely go to her again in the future. - zuser20150828151714292
" It took us almost a year to find the perfect home and Ally was there with us."
Working with Ally Simons from Laura Gill Group was an absolute pleasure. It took us almost a year to find the perfect home and Ally was there with us. She is full of energy and a wealth of information about the different towns and school systems. Ally was always available for appointments to see homes and was a ton of help as we made an offer and purchased our new home. We highly recommend Ally; her service was above and beyond! - dukleska
"Knowledgeable, professional and calming through the sale of my home I had for over 25 years."
Ally Simons was wonderful from the first day we met to through the closing of my home. Knowledgeable, professional and calming through the sale of my home I had for over 25 years. I'm looking forward to our next project - finding my new home! Thanks again Ally and everyone at the Gill Group for all your hard word on my sale - eileenscherer87