"I recently purchased an 8 unit commercial property in Albany, with the help of Bill Hamel and I could not be happier. Due to Bill’s experience in commercial property management, he was able to find the exact income property I was looking for, at a price that was well under market value. This is the 3rd time Bill has successfully assisted me in a real estate transaction and I foresee many more on the horizon. Thank you Bill and I look forward to our next purchase."
I began my apartment hunt in Albany by browsing Craigslist. After seeing a number of places that were small, dark, or flat out not the apartment advertised online, I came across Hamel Real Estate’s website. My roommate and I met with Bill and he showed us two apartments in our price range. When we decided to go ahead and take one of them, Bill helped us to negotiate a lower rent with the property owner. They accepted our offer and a few days later we signed our lease. Bill was helpful in our search, responsive to our requests as tenants, and made the move out process simple, returning 100% of our security two weeks after we moved out. I would recommend Hamel Real Estate to anyone looking for a great property in Center Square.
"I just wanted to say thank you very much for fixing the parking lot holes. They were indeed a major concern of mine, as well, I'm sure, for many other customers. It is a much smoother ride now, going in and out of the lot, because of this. So thanks very much for taking the time to do this. It means a lot to me and I'm sure to all residents. Thanks again, and a pleasure being your customer."
"I rented from Hamel Real Estate for 8 years. They were always friendly and helpful the few times I required maintenance. The property was well maintained, lawn cut and landscaping taken care of on a regular basis. Well plowed after snowstorms. I would still be a tenant if Hamel Real Estate had rentals in the area I recently moved to. I would highly recommend Bill and Hamel Real Estate to anyone looking to rent in the Capital District."
"I was referred to Bill Hamel by my tax professional in the Spring of 2015. I was looking for a property management service to help manage my two family apartment in Albany, NY. Shortly after I made contact with Bill, he responded and offered to meet me at the apartment to do a walk through and to help rent one of the apartments. Bill was honest and straightforward in his assessment the apartment, explained to me how his service works, and how he screens tenants. After our meeting, Bill followed through by renting the apartment to well qualified set of applicants. Bill showed the apartment multiple times and was through and fair in his checks of the applicants.
Following my initial contact with Bill, I moved out of state and had Bill manage the apartment while I have been living across the country. Bill and his team, provided me with peace of mind and an assurance that my investment would be taken care of, should something arise that needed attention. He was prompt in his payment of rents and troubleshooting any issue that came up along the way. I never had to worry about my communication with Bill as he always responded to me promptly.
In the Winter of 2018, I decided to sell my property and hired Bill to be my agent. Again Bill was honest and direct regarding the property. He did walk through of both apartments and provided a list of items that needed to be fixed before the property went on the market. Bill then coordinated with the renters to find times to fix these items. Bill expertly priced the property, marketed, and showed the property all the while keeping me informed of the progress. Bill followed through the process by helping to coordinate the information required to sell the property. I'm happy to say we closed on the property last week!
Without Bill's steward of my property, I would have had many more headaches and sleepless nights. I highly would recommend Bill to other property owners, as he as decades of experience, and has been honest throughout my dealings with him. Owning investment property can be a risky venture, but with Bill there to help I was able to focus my life on other issues, knowing if something came up, he would be there to take care of it. Thanks for your help and support these last few years!"
"Bill assisted us with our search for our first home and was fantastic to work with. He is incredibly knowledgeable about what to look for when searching out the right property, and considers many angles of the equation to help find the best home you can buy. With his experience owning and managing properties all over the extended Capital Region, he is a strong asset to have on your team. Bill always goes the extra mile at every point in the process; from the search and showings to the negotiating table. We will be most certainly working with Bill again in the future when we seek out an investment property, and we highly recommend him as an agent!"
My husband and I have been renting from Bill for the past 9 years. They are always willing to accommodate tenants needs and are prompt to do any repairs if needed. I've never had any problems with him or any of his people. I'm hoping to use him as our realtor in the next couple years when we buy a house. Hamel is by far the best landlord I've ever had. Thank you Bill, and the office for being professional and caring about your tenants."
Jeff and Sara Knight
"Thank you for being an excellent landlord the past two years. We will really miss the carriage house."
Jen and Justin
"Bill was wonderful to work with and got things done quickly. He responded to any questions or concerns immediately and professionally. My closing happened 6 weeks after the sale and without any issues. I highly recommend Bill Hamel."
Marisa and Neville
"I want to thank you for being the best landlord that we have ever had! It's so nice to be able to call a Landlord with an issue and get immediate results. When the roadwork was being done in front of our home in Troy and we had our doors kicked in by the Gas Company, your maintenance man was right there to fix them and ensure our security and safety. I appreciate that you allow us to have our pet and encourage a pet friendly company. It's also very refreshing to see our Landlord fixing issues and coming out to see how we are and actually caring about tenants and their personal welfare. I have to admit that the whole time we have leased with you that is has truly impressed me. Most Landlords don't make time to do this. Bill and the Hamel Team I want to thank you again for all that you do for us and your positive customer service."
Mike and Lindsy
"Thank you Billy for helping Linds and I through the process of buying our first home. Thank you for answering all of my questions and explaining everything. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise too. But most importantly, THANK YOU for looking out for Lindsy and me! We can't wait for your to see the house after we finish all of the work. Thank you for all your help in one of the largest things we will do in our lives."
"I have worked with Bill selling 3 homes and 2 in the past 3 years. Our family home in East Greenbush was sold in 4 days and my recent childhood home in the Whitehall Road area in Albany sold in 3 days. Bill is honest, does his research on the market and provides guidance on staging your home to sell. Buying our home, Bill knew exactly what we were looking for and showed us only the homes we described and within our price range, and we purchased in less than 30 days." --Regina Lagatta
"My experience in doing business with Bill Hamel can best be described as positive. As a first time home buyer, he was very helpful to me in many ways. Bill educated me in the home buying process. He recommended to me people with whom he did business, a home inspector, a mortgage broker, etc. This was a big help because I really had no idea in which direction to go. Thank you, Bill. I really appreciate the small touches, the gift card and the mums. That giving back was nice. I have recommended Bill's services to others and will continue to do so in the future. Not only that but any real estate business I have in the future in the capital district will be with Hamel Real Estate. As a fellow self employed individual, I respect all that it takes in order to compete with the big boys. I guess I'll see you in the future when the time comes for me to either buy or sell a piece of property here in the capital district. Till then, take care Bill."
“Volunteers are the backbone of Habitat for Humanity, but when you find someone like Bill Hamel who is willing to make a long-term dedicated commitment as a volunteer, you count your blessings. From appraisals to purchase contracting, to sales of lots, and listing services, again and again, on demand, Bill jumps in to see to it that our site acquisition work gets done. His professionalism, grounded in his real estate experience assures that we are not only getting things done, but that we get things done right....and he’s a great guy to work with!”
"I have been a part of Habitat for Humanity for 6+ years. I was on the site selection committee and I do pro bono sales work for this great organization.