Client Reviews

Our team work tirelessly to make sure every client is satisfied, and we ask for their feedback regularly during and at the end of each transaction. Read below some of our client reviews and feel free to ask for referrals when deciding to work with anyone on our team.

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Kris was referred to me by a friend, when we needed someone to handle the sale of the family home, after my mother passed away. Kris understood the market completely, and made spot on suggestions as to how to price, and stage the house. He staged the house expertly, then took highly professional, and flattering photos, which did the family homestead proud, and really made it stand out online. The house sold quickly, to a delightful couple, whom we are sure will love and care for the place, as we did. Both the inspection, and closing process went smoothly. We could not have been more pleased with Kris' service.

06/06/2017

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Mary was excellent she guided us through the whole process I don't we had to call her once she constantly kept us updated and checking in to answer our questions. We sold our home through another agent in a different town and Mary helped us more with that sale than the agent we were paying. I cannot recommend Mary enough you will be happy and extremely satisfied if you choose her for your real estate transactions.

11/30/2016

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Linda has a keen grasp of the many factors that go into the marketability of real estate, and an amazingly thorough knowledge of changing conditions in Roslindale, down to the relative value on individual streets! She was a joy to work with, and got us a selling price $20,,000 above listing, We had a 2-family rental property we were eager to sell , and first consulted her over 5 years ago. Prices were still down, and she advised us to wait. With her guidance, we decided to sell a couple of years ago. Due to unforeseen issues, we couldn't put it on the market right away, and she stuck with us as problems were resolved. We finally were able to sell it this past fall without having to put cash into any improvements. Her marketing strategy worked perfectly; we had several excellent offers after the first open house, and within a week we accepted one. There were some bumps in the road as we went through the process of getting a P and S agreement, then after a few postponements settling on a closing date. Linda kept the pressure on the attorneys to get things done, and kept us informed throughout the process. We had never been involved in selling property before, and Linda gave us the right balance of nudging us to take care of what we needed to do, and calming our anxieties when things didn't go as smoothly as we had expected. Another plus, she is very involved in local activities, so you know she is helping not just her clients but the entire community.

11/30/2016

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Lisa is a pure pleasure to work with; she diminished my stress level significantly and patiently took the time to explain things to me that I didn't understand. In fact, she was so fabulous we turned to her again 5 years after our first experience with her. My husband and I both found her to be very professional, a fabulous listener in terms of what we were looking for, and very understanding if I had an objection towards anything. We knew we were in the best of hands with Lisa! I would enthusiastically recommend Lisa to those who are in the real estate market and ready to make their move; she really is the best!

11/30/2016

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We had an excellent experience with Linda Burnett who was our selling agent and then our buying agent. As our selling agent, Linda provided up-to-date data and analysis on recent local real estate transactions that we used to map out our selling strategy. Once our strategy was set, Linda worked with us to stage our condo, providing excellent advice and delivering furniture and accessories out of her own large collection. She is a strong believer in staging and she works very hard at it. Next, Linda executed our strategy to perfection and we received 8 serious offers at the first and only open house. Linda is a one-stop shop as she guided us through every stage, taking care of details throughout. For example, at one point just before a fire inspection, she pulled out a screwdriver and installed two extra carbon monoxide detectors, just to make sure we passed inspection. Also, we needed a quick handy person to fix some small items on the property and she had her guy there in a few hours at a very reasonable price. She also has all the latest online technology that saves lots of time when making offers, signing documents, etc. When we moved into the buying process, Linda listened carefully to what we were looking for, continuously sent us listings that fit our criteria and went to all the open houses with us. She made suggestions and shared her insights, but always followed our lead. Linda has a wonderful sense of humor, a quality that clearly helps all who go through this stressful process. From working in the Boston area for many years, she seems to have personal relationships with most of the other agents we talked to and she knows her geographical area, block by block. She is very clear and direct in dealing with multiple parties including lawyers, agents, lenders, inspectors, etc. and keeps everyone on point. Linda also pays close attention to details, a key necessity in a real estate transaction. Overall we are extremely happy with Linda Burnett and highly recommend her. We are proud to give her 5 stars !!

Rose 11/30/2016

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Mary's guidance and professionalism shone through while we bought our first home. From her Excellent knowledge of the local area to her willingness to listen to our needs, we found a gem of a home for our family. She provided us with in-depth analysis of the local market and also highlighted the potential future possibilities with the property. I have no hesitation in recommending Mary for assisting in your search for a new home

11/30/2016

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Mary was absolutely fantastic to work with! She helped us sell our condo in Roslindale and find a wonderful home in Medfield. Mary is a very easy-going and honest person, but also smart and a shrewd negotiator. She knows the Boston residential market and near suburbs very well; and she took the time to meet with us several times to review comps and help us understand the market. She also made some renovation/update suggestions that were inexpensive and definitely helped our place show well. Throughout both the buying and selling processes, Mary really had our best interest in mind. Mary was very patient with us - we looked at so many houses until we found the right one. We are so happy! - we recommend Mary very, very highly.

11/30/2016

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I had the pleasure of working with Kris to purchase my condo in East Boston as he was recommended to me by a friend. He made the entire process as smooth as possible and was quick to respond to any questions I had. He did an amazing job and I would highly recommend him!

06/06/2017

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Jenna Martell was an absolute rock star realtor. From the pre-consultation, staging and pictures, to the listing, open house and negotiation, she CRUSHED it. Within hours of the open house, she secured a cash, way above asking price offer. I couldn't be more thrilled with the whole process. I highly recommend her and you won't be disappointed!!

06/06/2017

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I would highly recommend Carol Meehan, she is very professional and highly experienced. I have known Carol since 2015 when I had asked her to assist in selling my home in Roslindale. I chose Carol to represent me in the selling of my home over several others agents, and I am extremely happy that I made the right choice. Selling your home today is not an easy task, but Carol's professionalism, experience, and knowledge of the real estate market and laws associated with it made it possible for me to go through the process smoothly. If i had any questions, Carol always answered them clearly. She also provided me with priceless advice whenever any difficult situation occurred. On another note Carol is a very friendly and positive person, always willing to help!

Maria 02/23/2017

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"Carol very confidently and professionally gave me her opinion about the pricing and strategy for marketing my home. She made a few suggestions how some minor changes would make the house more desirable to the prospective buyers. Her strategy and suggestions realized me the highest price in the shortest period of time...every seller's wish. Seven over asking price offers in 4 days!
She kept me fully informed every step of the way with any information or insights that she became aware of. Her recommendations were "on the mark" and the entire process went as smoothly as it possibly could. I have and will continue to recommend Carol to my family and friends. "

Donna S. 02/23/2017

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Professionalism aptly describes Helen Gaughran's approach to real estate tranactions. Helen's marketing of our home was truly impressive. This was highlighted by the fact that the third party who viewed our property offered the full asking price. Experience concerning the "little things" is  most important. Helen was prompt in understanding and answering all our questions. High quality and consistent reliability are terms that describe Helen Gaughran's real estate attributes.

10/16/2017

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It was simply a pleasure to work with Sue. She was knowledgeable about properties in our desired location and truly helped us find our dream home. Being first time homebuyers we needed a good amount of guidance and Sue provided us with everything we needed and more. I would highly recommend working with Sue for your next home.

Whitney 11/30/2016

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Kris was a phenomenal realtor and did a great job respresenting us in the process of buying our house. He was incredibly responsive and responded within minutes multiple times a day to email and phone calls. He has a longstanding history of knowing the market in the area and would be able to provide honest and insightful advice. I would highly recommend using him.

Ankit 11/30/2016

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Linda was the selling agent when we purchased our first home. We were so impressed with her professionalism and attention to detail, that we asked her to sell our home several years later as well as take on the extra role of serving as our agent in the purchase of our second home.

Linda helped us every step of the way with questions about everything and she bent over backwards to help us get paperwork signed.

We will certainly use her in the future and recommend her to anyone in the area.

11/30/2016

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Kris actually helped my son with his several real estate purchases and Daniel loved working with him. When Daniel was killed in an accident, he had named me, his father, as his personal representative. Over time we sold all four properties with Kris' expert and caring advice. He lifted a tremendous burden off my shoulders and did so willingly and with a kindness and graciousness that I will be hard pressed to truly thank him for.

John 11/30/2016

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Mary helped us purchase a single family home in Dedham. She was amazing. Within hours of calling her she had located numerous home that fit our criteria and worked within our schedule to show them all to us. She worked tirelessly to get all the questions we had answered from sellers and agents. When we found the house we loved, she guided us through the whole process, start to finish. She was proactive and had amazing follow through on everything. She had a great intuition on all the homes we looked at and had research to back it up. All the interactions that we had with her and that she had with the agents were of he highest proffesionalism. I highly recommend using Mary Devlin as your realtor.

11/30/2016

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Sue did a FANTASTIC job selling my 2 family in West Roxbury. She held open house and found a GREAT buyer. Sue was ALWAYS available to make a smooth closing . She made sure everything was in order for ALL inspections. I HIGHLY recommend Sue for ALL your Real Estate needs.

Al 11/30/2016

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Mary was great - she helped us with every stage and was a great asset when we needed things done quickly. Couldn't recommend her enough! She's very well connected and knows how to take care of the pesky little details. She also kept an eye out for potential new homes and found us a home right as it hit the market that was perfect. She helped us get our bid in early and avoid the competition in a very competitive market.

11/30/2016

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As a first time home buyer, I was extremely overwhelmed with trying to find a house that would be a perfect fit for both my wants and needs. I reached out to Jenna and I filled her in on things I was hoping for, at the same time keeping in mind a price range that I could afford on my own. I talked with Jenna at length and she made things easy for me with the whole process. When houses came up that fit into what I was looking for, Jenna would always be available, whether it be to go to open houses with me or just talk me through the pro's and con's of the particular home I was interested in. After a short time, we did find a house that is a great fit for me. It is everything I wanted and more and I wouldn't have been able to find it or close on it without the help of Jenna. I highly recommend Jenna; she is confident, hard working, extremely knowledgeable, responsive, motivated and most importantly has a great way to make you not feel overwhelmed as buying a house is probably one of the most expensive purchases I know I will make in my life. I highly recommend Jenna and if I do ever need help finding property in the future, I will definitely go right back to Jenna!

06/06/2017

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"Linda Burnett is a very experienced, knowledgeable, very competent real estate professional who owns and demonstrates those multi-key qualities that made the experience of selling my home of twenty years (in the Peters Hill section of Roslindale) very successful. I also lived in Jamaica Plain for forty years... "I would highly recommend Linda Burnett as your local Boston neighborhoods real estate professional...a Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury and surrounding areas specialist."

11/30/2016

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Jenna was a very wonderful person to work with. She was very helpful with handling my concerns and issues involving the real estate transaction. I would highly recommend using her in the future. Thanks for everything!

11/30/2016

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What can we say about Mary Devlin? Lovely person and a TRUE real estate professional. It doesn’t get better than Mary Devlin, I promise. She knows her stuff people! We were pretty clueless and completely unprepared for selling a house and finding another. She genuinely cared that our family got what we needed for our house and found the new home of our dreams. She worked extremely hard to make both of those things happen! She was with us every step of the way with the sale of our home in West Roxbury and the purchase of a new one in Norwood. She did everything to make what could have been an especially stressful transition a smooth one! She was always available when we had questions, she continuously had new homes for us to look at and gave us stellar advice. She is a no nonsense negotiator and knows what to look for. Not to mention our kids loved her. Mary staged our house beautifully, busted her butt at open houses, and even helped me clean the house!! I mean come on! We really can't thank her enough. She helped us in so many ways. It’s a no brainer folks. Mary is amazing. You will not be disappointed. We were very fortunate to have had Mary as our agent. You will be too. -Siobhan and Patrick

Siobhan 10/08/2016

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Linda did a great job helping me buy my sweet home in West Roxbury. Somehow we managed to find just the right location AND survive a successful deal that included a contingency that I sell my existing house. All this and I was able to close on both houses on the same day! Every question was answered and every email and phone call returned quickly- very helpful when the stakes feel so high, in this crazy competitive market

Susan 11/30/2016

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I contacted Insight Realty to provide a comparative market analysis for our property in West Roxbury. Steve was helpful and responsive. Familiar with the area, he provided the analysis in less than twenty-four hours. Thank you, Steven.

11/30/2016

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Linda is the very best type of person you want on your side during this major life moment. Her honesty, integrity and general care of you as a person makes the experience an exciting adventure, since you know you have the best guide with you for the journey. Her insight and intuition made me successful in finding the house of my dreams.

11/30/2016

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We were first time home buyers in Boston. After having worked with a couple of brokers that left us quite concerned about the quality of the professionals, we accidentally found Kris and Mary. Kris was excellent with deep insights of the industry and sector. Mary was the person who actually ended up doing the leg work and worked closely with us.She was God sent and because of her we were able to find a great place that met practically all our expectations. She provided speedy response to our questions. She asked us thoughtful questions and never pressured us to go beyond our budget. We were also very impressed with her negotiation skills. In the process of making the offer, we were planning to offer more given the competitive nature of the market in Boston. However, she advised us not to and the sellers accepted the offer. She saved us some money. She also provided helpful advice on house services that assisted us to move in. We would be happy to do business with her again. Gina & Neil

Gina & Neil 11/30/2016

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Sue did a FANTASTIC job selling my 2 family in West Roxbury. She held open house and found a GREAT buyer. Sue was ALWAYS available to make a smooth closing . She made sure everything was in order for ALL inspections. I HIGHLY recommend Sue for ALL your Real Estate needs.

Al K. 10/12/2016

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I was the buyer and Sue was the broker for the seller. I feel she served us both well. I know for sure that she kept me well informed at every point in the transaction. She was direct, knowledgeable, approachable, and great (fun!) to work with. Six months after I purchased my house, we were selling my mother-in-law's house in near-by Dedham. She was the first person I called! I recommend her highly.

Kathleen 11/30/2016

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Sue is the best! Doesn't get much better!! She Sold my home in Hyde park in one day! Then she helped me purchase a house in my dream neighborhood that I thought would never be attainable!!!!

11/30/2016

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We were recommended Linda as our sellers agent from a inquire that we made on a fb group in our neighborhood of Roslindale Mass. We were sold on her after our first meeting as she is quirky, positive, and honest with us about what we needed to do before we put the house on the market. We were buying and selling at the same time and she understood our urgency and recommended a quality, affordable, and quick painter and handyman. Buying a house is a huge deal and also involves loads of money and emotional ups and downs. Doing both at the same time while working full time jobs had my wife and I on an emotional roller coaster to be sure. No matter how the market is at any particular time in any particular area ,there are so many factors that go into how fast and how much your house actually sells for. Timing really is everything. Linda was great at reading us and was calming, a step ahead, and helped us keep positive at all times, and never stray from her experienced belief that our house would sell quickly. We knew that she had other clients and well a life after with hous,but she always responded to our inquiries in a timely fashion and made many positive suggestions whenever she thought of them.Linda is a pro. Our home was under agreement in a week.

11/30/2016

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Lisa is a pure pleasure to work with; she diminished my stress level significantly and patiently took the time to explain things to me that I didn't understand. In fact, she was so fabulous we turned to her again 5 years after our first experience with her. My husband and I both found her to be very professional, a fabulous listener in terms of what we were looking for, and very understanding if I had an objection towards anything. We knew we were in the best of hands with Lisa! I would enthusiastically recommend Lisa to those who are in the real estate market and ready to make their move; she really is the best!

Corey 10/12/2016

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Linda gracefully combines an ability to listen to clients' requests with some gentle advice, nudging to consider new ideas, and her own opinions if asked. She has a sense of humor, chutzpah, and a warm style. Conflicts are resolved through skillful negotiation, and you don't feel like you are with a salesperson. Linda volunteers to do most anything that is needed, no matter how out of the ordinary the task may be. She really knows JP and Roslindale and has strong ties to the neighborhoods.

Diana 11/30/2016

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I didn't realize this at first, but when you're a first time homebuyer and have almost no idea what you truly want (me, at the time), you need an especially patient and understanding agent on your side (Mary, thank god). Over 9 months and searches north, south, and west, she offered exactly the kind of guiding counsel I needed to really figure out what I was looking for. As anyone who has tried it can attest, buying a house in the Boston area is a....unique (crazy, fast-moving,head-spinning) challenge. But from our first open house to the hug at closing, Mary made it more enjoyable, easy, interesting and educational than I had any right to expect. Many, many thanks. Recommended without hesitation.

Everett 10/12/2016

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I met Mary via Zillow and i was a little apprehensive as this was an online search regarding a property and it turned out to be the best decision i made. After our initial viewing at a location in Roslindale, Mary refined the search and honed in on my areas of interest i.e location, price, style. Within a week she found the perfect place that I eventually made an offer on and was accepted. Mary and her Real Estate company have a great inventory, relationships with contractors, and knowledge of the local markets. Mary was also very polite in holding my hand through financing process. I asked a lot of stupid questions and Mary never lost patience. She was very helpful, sincere, and fun to work with. I would definitely recommend Mary Forde

James 11/30/2016

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Mary was really wonderful to work with and very patient with us as we checked out house after house, before finally finding "the one"! Her knowledge of the neighborhoods we were searching in (West Roxbury, Dedham) was extremely helpful in helping assess the values of homes. After a short time, she had a pretty good idea of what we wanted and didn't want in a home and was helpful in screening out homes that we would not be serious about. She was very responsive too and worked around our schedule when we needed her to. I would recommend Mary Devlin to anyone looking to buy in the areas she specializes in!

11/30/2016

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I had a great experience working with Linda. I decided to sell my condo in Roslindale during a time of major changes in my family. Linda walked me through every step of the process in a calm and reassuring manner. She is a Roslindale expert and was always very responsive. She helped me with everything from hiring gardeners and a painter to staging my home and even telling me where I could get a window screen replaced at the absolute last minute. When decisions had to be made quickly she went above and beyond, driving to my house and sitting on my couch at 10pm to review offers and put together a great deal. I ended up renting back my home for a few weeks, so Linda was tasked with doing an additional walk-through, but she never complained about the extra work. She is a very positive person and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend working with Linda.

11/30/2016

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Mary was great and truly helped me through the process of buying a house for the first time. Mary has an exceptional knowledge of the area and market, she found me a house that I couldn't be more happy with. I highly recommend working with Mary and know I will be calling her again.

T.j 11/30/2016

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We were very fortunate to meet Mike McGuire by way of a referral from an attorney. After interviewing 3 other realtors we weren't 100% satisfied with them so we decided to interview Mike and it was the best decision we've ever made. He gave us a very comprehensive market proposal and suggested ways to increase our sale price including some simple cosmetic updates and he provided & moved all the furniture for staging our home (at no cost at all to us!). When we met him, he was not one of those "high pressure" sales agents that wants you to sign a contract with him the first day you meet (which we really appreciated about Mike). The bottom line is we with his advice we made about $75k more than the other realtors quoted us and Mike was there every step of the way until we closed. We've never sold a home before with someone more professional & honest and he delivers the best results you can ever expect. He is a true professional that's been doing this for a long time and it shows he loves what he does. Thanks Mike!!

Dr. Jonathan 01/27/2017

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We met Kris at an open house he was hosting in Jamaica Plain. We are a young couple with an infant and just bought our first home with Kris's help and expertise. We loved that Kris truly has his finger on the pulse when it comes to Boston real estate. Since he is so well connected, he was able to anticipate properties which were coming on the market that would match our needs. We were in a time crunch to find a home and Kris made this happen right on schedule. We loved working with Kris and look forward to working with him in the future.

11/30/2016

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I can't speak highly enough about Insight Realty group. My husband and I bought our dream home thanks to the help of Mike McGuire and realtor Tim Hearn. They always took the time to answer our questions and to help us get the right home for our family. I highly recommend using Insight to buy/sell your home!

Mary K. 01/27/2017

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My family and I worked with Mary for some time before finally deciding on a house. Mary was very patient understanding and attentive to what we were looking for, she also made us open our eyes to the fact that anything can be painted beautiful look beyond decor. When I understood this we found what we wanted I just would never have realized it. However I am sure Mary was happy too:) she was so attentive and never refused to view a house with us though I am sure she knew it was not us before we went there. She encouraged us to look at everything we wanted too and arranged for the same. Knowledge and advice were delivered well outside the normal scope of business: I think her ultimate goal is not only selling real estate; but building relationships with satisfied customers, this was one! Initially we wanted to sell our own house but after Mary conducted some feasibility studies we decided to rent our previous home this was also arranged by Mary. I would not hesitate in recommending her for any real estate transaction as her personality and knowledge is very compassionate to the emotions a buyer/seller goes through.

11/30/2016

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Mary was great helping us find our new home in Roslindale. She's very knowledgeable about the Roslindale, West Roxbury and Dedham areas and answered our questions throughout the process. She has great mortgage and lawyer contacts that helped us go from offer to close in 30 days!

 

10/02/2017

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My husband and I had been looking on and off on Cape Cod for a second home for more than 2 years - nothing ever suited us. Helen showed us various areas of the Cape that we were interested in, Falmouth, Dennis, Yarmouth, Chatham etc. Within 2 weeks, Helen found us a charming antique home with a  guest cottage! I never dreamed we would be able to buy a house so close to the water, we are literally a 3 minute walk to a very charming beach. On top of this incredible location, it also came with an acre of land. At the final walk through it became clear a cesspool that was to be filled in, was still not improved. Within minutes Helen had her crew on the site and took care of the problem - thereby easing a potential big headache for both the sellers and buyers. Helen's professionalism, honesty, attention to detail, follow - up skills and extensive knowledge of the various areas truly set her apart from the rest. We would highly recommend Helen Gaughran and will be sure to use her again if needed. Marie R

10/06/2017

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I recently utilized Kris' services to sell my condo. We were referred to Kris by my wife's colleague, but we also had another realtor referral. It was a tough decision selecting a realtor, but we haven't regretted our decision once. From beginning to end Kris made the process as seamless as possible. Even when our buyers threw us curve-balls, Kris kept his cool and always made the proper recommendation that fortunately required little inconvenience. My wife and I have very busy schedules. It was super important for us to find a realtor that we could entrust to keep us on track and cover the details. We certainly had peace of mind at every turn. Oh...by the way, Kris exceeded our expectations by securing the offer of our dreams in less than 48 hours on the market!

Terry 11/30/2016

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We chose Linda after interviewing several realtors because she was by far the most responsive person we were speaking with. She also understood what we were looking for and did some great preliminary research to figure out if she really could deliver on it. We were in a fantastic market, which helped, but Linda laid out a great strategy and stayed on top of what was happening daily to best position us before we went on the market, and it resulted in us getting 11 offers, several of which were 15+% over ask. Our whole transaction went very smoothly, and it was always a pleasure to interact with her, which we did a lot over the few months between signing our contract and closing our condo. Highly recommend!

11/30/2016

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"I have worked with Kris a few times over the past couple of years, most recently on a condo purchase in Roslindale. Kris' level of understanding of the market is unmatched and I have the utmost level of trust in him when it comes to locating the right property for his buyer, as well as negotiating a fair deal. And Kris is much more than a real estate agent - I find myself seeking advice from him in many other areas as well, which simply speaks to his experience. One quality that I find particularly important in an agent I am using is having an agent that doesn't just tell you what you want to hear - but tells you what you NEED to hear. And Kris has an uncanny ability to help his clients (especially me) to see the forest through the trees. I will continue to use Kris for any of my real estate needs and will recommend him whenever I have the chance."

06/08/2017

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It is not easy to sell a home that has been in the family for more than 50 years, but Linda’s professionalism and people skills really helped our family through it. This was an emotional experience for us and Linda knew how to hold our collective hands while helping us take care of the many details of clearing out the house and giving items away. What’s more, Linda knew exactly how to show off the best features of our not updated house and quickly shepherded the sale to completion. Linda came to us highly recommended by friends who had worked with her when they were buying in Jamaica Plain. We highly recommend Linda either as a buyer’s or seller’s agent.

Chris 11/30/2016

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I had the pleasure of working with Mike McGuire of Insight Realty.  He helped me sell my Roslindale home.  Not only did he get multiple, competitive offers for my home, he was able to close it in record time.  He has been doing this for a long time and has a great network of resources to help make this experience as painless as possible.  I was working with a few other realtors and they were all subpar in comparison to Mike.   I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good experience selling a home.  Thanks Mike!

Michelle 11/30/2016

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Absolutely blown away by Linda! My partner and I dreaded putting the house on the market for years. Finally we were forced to do so because of a job opportunity in Texas. Linda appeared (like something from Disney) and made all our worries and concerns obsolete! Or, at least, not as bad as we expected! She was VERY honest and VERY forthright about everything the house needed/wanted to make it sell. She KNOWS the area and giving over to her expertise was the best decision we could have made. If you have the fortunate opportunity to list with Linda, do it. And here's a tip: trust her. She'll know more about your property than you will no matter how many years you've lived there!! Sincerely, Two happy Texan transplants from Boston In the end, the house sold for way more than we imagined.

Andy 11/30/2016

I recommend Kris without reservations. He is knowledgeable as both a buyer's and seller's agent, and really knows the local market. But his client service is where he shines, and he goes above and beyond to deliver information and results for his clients. I was impressed by his contacts, his knowledge of "other" things besides the buying/selling process (especially mortgages), and his responsiveness to any questions that we had. Showings were a breeze, closing was easy, and no job in between was too big or too small for Kris. His attention to detail is impeccable and he will go the extra mile (or more) to make sure that you're comfortable and informed throughout the process. I would never go anywhere else!

Nick 10/07/2016

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Lisa was an amazing, encouraging, and reassuring resource throughout the entire home buying process. As a first time homebuyer, I was a bit anxious about the process. She walked me through each step, offering clear explanations along the way. She was really thoughtful about guiding me through the negotiation process. Lisa is professional, responsive, and supportive. I highly recommend working with Lisa! I would definitely seek her support if I'm ever in the market again!

01/11/2017

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Kris was recommended to us by a friend and we could not have made a better choice. Our house had been in the family for 46 years and Kris was very sensitive to the fact that there was a lot of emotional attachment. He handled every aspect of the sale with great attention to detail, made valuable suggestions and was always available and responsive to any questions that we had. I even called him from the paint store for a color recommendation and he was spot on, knowing exactly what color would showcase the rooms we were painting to their best advantage. He goes above and beyond, for example, when the pickup of a furniture donation that we were going to make got cancelled at the last minute, I called Kris and he made alternate arrangements for us. He's business savvy, knows the market well and has outstanding people skills, which is so important. He made us feel like we were the only people he was working for. He is by far a wonderful realty professional. Our house sold immediately after the Open House; we would highly recommend Kris MacDonald to anyone seeking a great realtor!

06/06/2017

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Extremely helpful and knowledge of area was more than expected went above and beyond in getting an area that I was happy with would highly recommend. Made buying a condo easier and was very informative about the process and how things work as far as condo association goes.

Greg 11/30/2016

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"I am very happy to recommend Mary Devlin to any and all who are looking to sell or purchase properties in the greater Boston area. She is the finest real estate professional I have had the pleasure to work with through my multiple home purchases over the years in different places throughout the United States. My experience with Mary from beginning the search to purchase a new home to the closing was the smoothest experience I have had in buying and selling property. If you want someone who pays attention to details, does extensive research into your buying/selling needs, and has a wonderful eye and knowledgeable commentary throughout your property visits, Mary Devlin is the agent you are looking for. The Mortgage Broker and attorney she connected me with were also the best I have encountered. Mary went out of her way to take care of me through the process, even bringing boxes over for packing. I not only found a new home that I hope to occupy for many years, but I found a new friend that I hope to stay in touch with as well. If I ever have future real estate needs in the area, I will only call Mary Devlin. I highly, Highly, HIGHLY recommend her."

09/28/2017

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Linda was AMAZNG! She came highly recommended and did not disappoint with her invaluable expertise and real estate insight. Right away we felt like Linda got us and what we were looking for in a house. She was a blast to work with and always approached everything with a positive attitude, which helped us to not get too discouraged as first time home buyers trying to persevere with a lower budget in a crazy real estate market. We were also impressed that every agent we ran into at showings and open houses not only knew Linda but obviously respected her as a person who knew her stuff. Although we're glad to be done with the real estate game for now we certainly are sad to not have weekly meet ups with Linda anymore! If we ever sell our house down the road we know immediately who we are calling!

11/30/2016

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My wife and I were looking to buy our first house over a year ago and decided to go to some open houses in our price range way before we were ready to really to start looking. At one of the showings we met Mary who was representing the buyer, and even though we told her upfront we had no interest in the house she was showing and that we weren't really ready to start looking in earnest she still took almost an hour of her time to answer all of our questions about the area, the market, and buying real estate in general. She gave us such a warm feeling that 6 months later when we were ready to begin the process 'for real' we called Mary and we're so happy we did! During our search we covered 3-4 neighborhoods in the Boston area from Dedham to Malden and everything in between. Condos, single homes, apartments, and places still in construction. Mary patiently showed us as many options as possible based on our ever-changing priorities. (All with a two year old in tow!) Zero pressure and zero stress the whole time. Mary was always up front with us even when we were trying to stretch our buying power and when we did put in offers in she negotiated fiercely with constant communication. In the end we ended up in the neighborhood we'd been after the whole time-Jamaica Plain- and couldn't be happier. In short- Mary's patient,calming presence built upon her experience were exactly what two new home buyer's needed. Most importantly the whole process ended with a Guinness at the pub on our closing date!

11/30/2016

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We were looking for a home, were very selective and the process took several months. Throughout, Kris was patient and knowledgeable and understood that we were looking for the right fit. He exuded incredible patience, knowledge, and perseverance. Kris always had our best interests in mind. Not  only that, he went over and above what you could expect from a realtor and it did not end when the sale concluded. He has been incredibly helpful connecting us with local tradesman for additional work that must be done at the house and has, on more than a few occasions, gone out of his way to make sure everything was working out as expected. I wholeheartedly and without reservation recommend Kris to all.

10/02/2017

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Trudy at Insight Realty has been the best. I can't say enough about how quickly and efficiently she worked. We attended an open house on Saturday, filled out paperwork Monday, met our potential landlord Wednesday, and were all confirmed by the end of the week. She worked with our situation in every way imaginable, and she really has been unlike just about any other broker I've encountered. Highly recommend!

Allison 11/30/2016

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Linda was wonderful to work with. Her knowledge of the area is unsurpassed which means her pricing is spot on. She was extremely helpful during the whole process and took care of many details to help make life easier for us.

Would definitely use her again / recommend her.

Luke 11/30/2016

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There is no one like Linda! Not only does she know the market inside and out, but she also takes time to get to know her clients well, and treats them with respect, humor, and a caring intelligence. She worked with us carefully to think about what we needed to to do our home to sell it, and made sure to schedule open houses and visits so that they didn't intrude too badly on our personal lives. At the height of the market crash she was able to sell our home in about 4 months and price it correctly. This was the second property she sold for me in about 20 years and I also used her to buy my first condo, and every one of these experiences has gone as well as I had hoped.

11/30/2016

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My home was prepped for sale under her guidance and was on the market for one weekend. Sue guided the entire process and made my transition to a new home possible!

11/30/2016

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As a first time home buyer I was nervous to start the process, I had no idea where to begin and that's when I found Mary. She is the best. From day 1 Mary made me feel like we were a team in the process, she is knowledgeable and honest - I trust her opinion 100%. From start to finish Mary was always a phone call (or text) away. I would recommend Mary to any of my friends or family moving forward and would definitely work with her again.

11/30/2016

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Linda Burnett is AMAZING at what she does. She made me feel like selling my condo what her number one priority and she sold it in less than 2 weeks. She was honest and fair in her suggestions about getting the condo ready for the open houses. From the day I signed the agreement for Linda to be my seller's agent to the day of the closing (today!), Linda was in constant communication with me. She took care of EVERYTHING! I never felt stressed about the situation because she was one step ahead of the game at all times. Even when issues came up, she was ready with solutions and everything was resolved in a timely manner. She has a list of quality people she works with from painters to electricians, so if something comes up at the home inspection you can have it taken care of quickly and at a fair price. I am so glad that I was able to work with Linda on this transaction. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for an experienced, dedicated, efficient realtor with a positive, energetic attitude. She will get the job done!

Lindsay 11/30/2016

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Linda Burnett is the rock star of real estate. We needed to sell our condo quickly this summer and Linda made it happen; we felt like million dollar clients (even though we weren't!). She works unbelievably hard for her clients, worked with our needs (we have 2 little kids), and got it DONE.

11/30/2016

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Absolutely loved working with you and we're so lucky to have been referred to you by a friend who you helped buy a house twenty years ago. It was incredibly valuable that you have such a deep knowledge of Roslindale, West Roxbury, and Jamaica Plain; we had total faith that your experience and market knowledge helped us find the right (perfect) home and know what a fair price point was. Plus, you struck a right balance of informing us about the real estate process and having your opinions about things, but letting us develop our own judgements and ultimately make decisions. We benefited from your expertise but weren't railroaded by it. You were also responsive, supportive, and caring throughout the entire process, with all the high stakes, emotional and financial, we really appreciated that. We've recommended you to our friends and would be happy to speak to anyone about our experience. Thank you!

Anna and Pete 02/23/2017

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What can we say about Mary Devlin? GODSEND. Lovely person… a TRUE real estate professional. It doesn’t get better than Mary Devlin I promise. She knows her stuff people! We were pretty clueless and completely unprepared for selling a house and finding another. She genuinely cared that our family got what we needed for our house and found the new home of our dreams. She worked extremely hard to make both of those things happen! She was with us every step of the way with the sale of our home in West Roxbury and the purchase of a new one in Norwood. She did everything to make what could have been an especially stressful transition a smooth one! She was always available when we had questions, she continuously had new homes for us to look at and gave us stellar advice. She is a no nonsense negotiator and knows what to look for. Not to mention our kids loved her. Mary staged our house beautifully, busted her butt at open houses, and even helped me clean the house!! I mean come on! We really can't thank her enough. She helped us in so many ways. It’s a no brainer folks. Mary is amazing. You will not be disappointed. We were very fortunate to have had Mary as our agent. You will be too. -Siobhan and Patrick

Siobhan & Patrick 11/30/2016

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Lisa was wonderful to work with! She was extremely proactive in sending us homes to look at that met our needs. The fourth house we saw with her we loved and she helped up with a quick and easy close!

11/30/2016

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  • Great follow through and flexible
  • Great knowledge of the area
  • Very astute judge of people, which is good in negotiations
  • Very patient and understanding with stressed people
  • Extremely astute judge of the market. Our house in Jamaica Plain sold for exactly the amount that you had predicted. That was also true of my friend Joanna's condo, which you evaluated some time ago.
  • I have always found you to be honest and ethical, which i have appreciated of the years of our relationship.
  • You are always very calm, no matter the situation, and just a genuinely nice, warm person. Also very easy to work with!!

Michael and David 02/23/2017

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This was our second time using Kris as our real estate agent (this time selling our home), and I can not recommend him highly enough. Here's why: 1.) Referrals. He knows everyone and can share recommendations/referrals for any issue that comes up. Saved us a ton of time and hassle. 2.) Communication. Kris is super responsive, replying to my questions (and I had many) ultra promptly and patiently. 3.) Trustworthiness. He is authentic, honest and has a ton of integrity. 4.) Successful. We had a very successful home sale (speed, purchase price etc.) that was much due to Kris's talent, skills and work ethic. 5.) Helpful. Over and over again Kris went well beyond what I have experienced with other realtors, giving us excellent guidance on our home purchase in another area and solid advice on a whole host of issues. We are most grateful to Kris and the Insight team!!

11/30/2016

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I cannot speak highly enough about the work that Kris Macdonald at Insight did for my husband and I.

We recently sold our house on 06/05/15, which is a cumbersome process. We had no idea where to even begin. Kris walked us through the whole process. He came to the house and evaluated EVERYTHING! He told us where to save our money and where to invest some money on repairs/upgrades to get the most for our money. Compared to other realtors suggestions he saved us almost $10,000.00 in what we were going to spend on the house before listing it.

Kris has amazing contacts and referred us to a carpenter/contractor who did the most amazing work creating built in shelving for the washer/ dryer and much more! His rates were extremely reasonable and the work was absolutely amazing and completed in about a week!

When the time came to list/ take pictures before the open house Kris advised us on what to remove from the home to stage it just right....he even brought in some furniture for staging.

Kris was attentive the entire time and did not seem to care about all of the questions we constantly had.

Needless to say all of the hard work Kris put into us and our home paid off. The house was listed on a Thursday and sold in just 2 DAYS!!!  We had an accepted offer for full asking price that Saturday. This was very fast and not that typical, we lucked out with a great market but I account most of it to everything that Kris did, what he helped us with and advised us to do along the way.

It also helped that we listened to Kris about what the listing price on the house should be, even through we originally thought it should be more...they are the professionals for a reason so we trusted his professional opinion, and it paid off!

On top of the quick sale, along the way Kris had a great team of people including our attorneys @ Alavi | Braza he referred us to. Having a team of people you can trust during such a process is what helped ease the stress of selling a home.

I want to thank Kris for all of the work and effort that was completed by him everyone we worked with on such an amazing job!

Kimberly 11/30/2016

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I am not exaggerating when I say that Linda was the best thing to happen to our home search. Her knowledge of the neighborhood was exceeded only by her enthusiasm and love for the city. She responded to every email, text, and phone call promptly, and worked impressive magic to get us in to homes that weren't even open yet. She has a knack for listening and hearing what your concerns and desires are, even if you don't know yourself yet! Plus she is the friendliest, most energetic person and we looked forward to each meeting with her. Best piece of advice I can give to any prospective homebuyer: work with Linda.

Liz 11/30/2016

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We secretly wish we could buy and sell property often just so that we can work with Kris. He is a very knowledgeable and skilled real estate agent but also a wonderful person. The first time we worked with Kris he was actually our seller's agent. We were very impressed with his knowledge of the Boston area, the real estate market, his laid back and non-sales-y demeanor, his knowledge of home construction, attentiveness to both the seller and the buyer, and his vast network of top professionals in other fields related to the home buying, selling, and home renovation. When we decided to sell our place and look for a larger home we called Kris and not our original agent. As expected, the process was smooth and easy - he sold our condo in 2 days and helped us to secure our dream home. We can't recommend his services enough. In addition, he is a pleasure to be around. We really do believe he is an expert in every field. If you want a to work with a great real estate agent, who will go above and beyond, who is knowledgeable and a great negotiator, look no further than Kris MacDonald.

11/30/2016

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Mary Forde went over and above her duties with the sale of our house. The sale was a complicated one, but helped in very way she could until it became a sale. She staged the house which just looked so well. She responded to all our call regardless of the time of day or night. Mary stuck with the sale until it became final. Would recommend Mary for any sale she does a great job

Roon 11/30/2016

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Personal recommendation of our Realtor Mary Devlin. My husband and I lived in a townhouse after we were married and were looking to sell that property and purchase our first ‘real’ home together. It seemed like such a daunting and overwhelming task that we kept putting it off, until finally it could wait no longer. But we were clueless as to what to do. When my husband bought our townhouse he did all the work on his own: researching, viewing, setting up visits etc…and the realtor showed up at the closing to collect their commission. So, as two very busy professionals with hectic scheduled we were drawing straws as to who would actually do the leg work. But, luck shined down on us and we found Mary. From start to finish, because of Mary, the process that we dreaded and had nightmares about was exciting and produced a result better that we could have imagined. First Mary met with us. In a very relaxed conversation she asked us questions that helped us figure out what we wanted (trust me, we didn’t even know what we didn’t know!) and more importantly she listened. She REALLY listened….and within hours she started sending us listings that she had already reviewed and narrowed down as potentials. Also, she did this based on what we now know is a ridiculous area of interest: We weren’t sure where we would land, so we looking in a radius of approximately 60 miles…yes, we were crazy. But she didn’t blink, and before we knew it we had open houses set up all over…and she worked with us not only to find the house of our dreams, but to understand the ins and outs of neighborhood and all the ‘other’ stuff. So, that was the buying part… Then there’s the selling part. Mary is magic. She set a date for our open house and she told us what to do. We spend a day of storing and purging and then we disappeared for a day while Mary worked her magic. We came home to a house that was staged to look better than it ever had. It looked so nice we considered staying for a half second… So, the open house and a few following private showings (all of which Mary handled without a blink…she even took care of the handling our dogs while the viewings happened!) we had an offer accepted and our house search heated up! By that time Mary really had a feel for what we wanted, and she would send us an agenda for an upcoming Sunday of open houses and before we even began she was able to tell us what she already ruled out because she knew we wouldn’t like the street, the neighbors, the yard…etc.etc.etc. She’s a goddess. Finally, we found a home…or we thought we did: our sale was still in process (and Mary was already going above and beyond to assist the seller in all aspects that their realtor couldn’t help them with regarding mortgage approval!) We made an offer and it was accepted…and after a 3+ hour inspection we decided it wasn’t what we wanted. We called Mary and she simply said, no worries we keep looking. She did not pressure us, she was completely candid and honest and she continued the search. The search continued and we found the perfect home: and days later when we left the country for a preplanned trip we just crossed our fingers that everything would work out. It was touch and go for a bit as the seller’s agent was not completely upfront, however they were out of their league trying to pull a fast one over on Mary: She negotiated like a boss and we not only got our home for less than we expected, but she worked it out so that our sale and purchase would work with our crazy schedule. And what happened the day of in the hectic hassle of packing and moving??? Mary did our walk through and went to our sale, and then showed up at our house to help box things up and make sure we were all set. In short, Mary was always in our corner – and having that sort of support is crucial during the process of buying a home. Without hesitation and with tremendous enthusiasm we recommend Mary based on her professionalism, her efforts, her knowledge and expertise, and her skill. We tell all our friends, Don’t buy a home without Mary!! -Helen & Joseph

Helen & Joseph 11/30/2016

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We had the pleasure of working with Kris recently on a large leasing project. I can honestly say he went beyond expectations. He actually took the time to get to know the tenants before moving forward with them. He helped with questions and concerns on both ends and even helped with moving in! Not only did he lease every unit ahead of schedule, he found us great tenants who are all around great people. He is not only professional, efficient , and knowledgeable, he is also caring , honest and kind.. very rare to find !

11/30/2016

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Thank you so much for helping me to sell my home especially for your ability to stay calm under pressure! As you know it was a gigantic step for me to part with my beautiful, well loved home after twenty years. Your years of experience and expertise witht the current market and area cannot be beaten. You anticipated every possible scenario every step of the way and i was completely informed at all times. As a single mother and grandmother with a demanding career i do not have much spare time or energy, so it was critical to have a competent broker whom with I can put my trust. You always do your best Carol and that's why I knew who to go to to sell the house that you helped me buy over twenty years ago! It was awesome to have three great offers at the first open house on that extremely hot day last August!!! But I am happy to have passed on the home to the young professional couple who fell in love with it and are now adding memories of their own with their new baby. ( My old neighbors tell me nobody could have been a better fit for the sweet little street.)

Jan 02/23/2017

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Mary Devlin helped us sell our home and also helped with the purchase of our new home . We were so fortunate to have someone like Mary helping us with this stressful process . Mary came in and staged our home and did a fantastic job . Mary is such a great realtor and her experience is telling , she went above and beyond in so may ways that I often wonder how she has the patience to do what she does ! My wife and I will be forever grateful to her for helping us really make our dream a reality . Mary is for sure one of the best that you could use to sell your home but more importantly she is a great Neighbor , Mother and a friend for life ! Bryan & Amy

Bryan & Amy 11/30/2016

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Linda was invaluable in helping us sell the house. She has so much knowledge and experience that we felt totally comfortable. Our house was not in the best shape, but had lots of historical details - with her staging suggestions we were able to present it in the best light and find the right buyer. She has amazing vision - she could see through all the busyness of the contents to the structure. She knows the market - who is buying, who is selling, what is selling, etc. She also assisted with all the details required with the offer and in that post-offer time (lawyers, smoke detectors, even dealing with wire transfers for the purchase of a new house in another state). On top of all of that, she is a lovely person! We feel very lucky to have been able to work with her, she is definitely a gem.

Kelly 11/30/2016

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Professionalism aptly describes Helen Gaughran's approach to real estate tranactions. Helen's marketing of our home was truly impressive. This was highlighted by the fact that the third party who viewed our property offered the full asking price. Experience concerning the "little things" is  most important. Helen was prompt in understanding and answering all our questions. High quality and consistent reliability are terms that describe Helen Gaughran's real estate attributes.

10/16/2017

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My husband and I had been looking on and off on Cape Cod for a second home for more than 2 years - nothing ever suited us. Helen showed us various areas of the Cape that we were interested in, Falmouth, Dennis, Yarmouth, Chatham etc. Within 2 weeks, Helen found us a charming antique home with a  guest cottage! I never dreamed we would be able to buy a house so close to the water, we are literally a 3 minute walk to a very charming beach. On top of this incredible location, it also came with an acre of land. At the final walk through it became clear a cesspool that was to be filled in, was still not improved. Within minutes Helen had her crew on the site and took care of the problem - thereby easing a potential big headache for both the sellers and buyers. Helen's professionalism, honesty, attention to detail, follow - up skills and extensive knowledge of the various areas truly set her apart from the rest. We would highly recommend Helen Gaughran and will be sure to use her again if needed. Marie R

10/06/2017

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Mary was great helping us find our new home in Roslindale. She's very knowledgeable about the Roslindale, West Roxbury and Dedham areas and answered our questions throughout the process. She has great mortgage and lawyer contacts that helped us go from offer to close in 30 days!

 

10/02/2017

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We were looking for a home, were very selective and the process took several months. Throughout, Kris was patient and knowledgeable and understood that we were looking for the right fit. He exuded incredible patience, knowledge, and perseverance. Kris always had our best interests in mind. Not  only that, he went over and above what you could expect from a realtor and it did not end when the sale concluded. He has been incredibly helpful connecting us with local tradesman for additional work that must be done at the house and has, on more than a few occasions, gone out of his way to make sure everything was working out as expected. I wholeheartedly and without reservation recommend Kris to all.

10/02/2017

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"I am very happy to recommend Mary Devlin to any and all who are looking to sell or purchase properties in the greater Boston area. She is the finest real estate professional I have had the pleasure to work with through my multiple home purchases over the years in different places throughout the United States. My experience with Mary from beginning the search to purchase a new home to the closing was the smoothest experience I have had in buying and selling property. If you want someone who pays attention to details, does extensive research into your buying/selling needs, and has a wonderful eye and knowledgeable commentary throughout your property visits, Mary Devlin is the agent you are looking for. The Mortgage Broker and attorney she connected me with were also the best I have encountered. Mary went out of her way to take care of me through the process, even bringing boxes over for packing. I not only found a new home that I hope to occupy for many years, but I found a new friend that I hope to stay in touch with as well. If I ever have future real estate needs in the area, I will only call Mary Devlin. I highly, Highly, HIGHLY recommend her."

09/28/2017

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"I have worked with Kris a few times over the past couple of years, most recently on a condo purchase in Roslindale. Kris' level of understanding of the market is unmatched and I have the utmost level of trust in him when it comes to locating the right property for his buyer, as well as negotiating a fair deal. And Kris is much more than a real estate agent - I find myself seeking advice from him in many other areas as well, which simply speaks to his experience. One quality that I find particularly important in an agent I am using is having an agent that doesn't just tell you what you want to hear - but tells you what you NEED to hear. And Kris has an uncanny ability to help his clients (especially me) to see the forest through the trees. I will continue to use Kris for any of my real estate needs and will recommend him whenever I have the chance."

06/08/2017

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Jenna Martell was an absolute rock star realtor. From the pre-consultation, staging and pictures, to the listing, open house and negotiation, she CRUSHED it. Within hours of the open house, she secured a cash, way above asking price offer. I couldn't be more thrilled with the whole process. I highly recommend her and you won't be disappointed!!

06/06/2017

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As a first time home buyer, I was extremely overwhelmed with trying to find a house that would be a perfect fit for both my wants and needs. I reached out to Jenna and I filled her in on things I was hoping for, at the same time keeping in mind a price range that I could afford on my own. I talked with Jenna at length and she made things easy for me with the whole process. When houses came up that fit into what I was looking for, Jenna would always be available, whether it be to go to open houses with me or just talk me through the pro's and con's of the particular home I was interested in. After a short time, we did find a house that is a great fit for me. It is everything I wanted and more and I wouldn't have been able to find it or close on it without the help of Jenna. I highly recommend Jenna; she is confident, hard working, extremely knowledgeable, responsive, motivated and most importantly has a great way to make you not feel overwhelmed as buying a house is probably one of the most expensive purchases I know I will make in my life. I highly recommend Jenna and if I do ever need help finding property in the future, I will definitely go right back to Jenna!

06/06/2017

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I had the pleasure of working with Kris to purchase my condo in East Boston as he was recommended to me by a friend. He made the entire process as smooth as possible and was quick to respond to any questions I had. He did an amazing job and I would highly recommend him!

06/06/2017

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Kris was referred to me by a friend, when we needed someone to handle the sale of the family home, after my mother passed away. Kris understood the market completely, and made spot on suggestions as to how to price, and stage the house. He staged the house expertly, then took highly professional, and flattering photos, which did the family homestead proud, and really made it stand out online. The house sold quickly, to a delightful couple, whom we are sure will love and care for the place, as we did. Both the inspection, and closing process went smoothly. We could not have been more pleased with Kris' service.

06/06/2017

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Kris was recommended to us by a friend and we could not have made a better choice. Our house had been in the family for 46 years and Kris was very sensitive to the fact that there was a lot of emotional attachment. He handled every aspect of the sale with great attention to detail, made valuable suggestions and was always available and responsive to any questions that we had. I even called him from the paint store for a color recommendation and he was spot on, knowing exactly what color would showcase the rooms we were painting to their best advantage. He goes above and beyond, for example, when the pickup of a furniture donation that we were going to make got cancelled at the last minute, I called Kris and he made alternate arrangements for us. He's business savvy, knows the market well and has outstanding people skills, which is so important. He made us feel like we were the only people he was working for. He is by far a wonderful realty professional. Our house sold immediately after the Open House; we would highly recommend Kris MacDonald to anyone seeking a great realtor!

06/06/2017

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"Carol very confidently and professionally gave me her opinion about the pricing and strategy for marketing my home. She made a few suggestions how some minor changes would make the house more desirable to the prospective buyers. Her strategy and suggestions realized me the highest price in the shortest period of time...every seller's wish. Seven over asking price offers in 4 days!
She kept me fully informed every step of the way with any information or insights that she became aware of. Her recommendations were "on the mark" and the entire process went as smoothly as it possibly could. I have and will continue to recommend Carol to my family and friends. "

Donna S. 02/23/2017

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Thank you so much for helping me to sell my home especially for your ability to stay calm under pressure! As you know it was a gigantic step for me to part with my beautiful, well loved home after twenty years. Your years of experience and expertise witht the current market and area cannot be beaten. You anticipated every possible scenario every step of the way and i was completely informed at all times. As a single mother and grandmother with a demanding career i do not have much spare time or energy, so it was critical to have a competent broker whom with I can put my trust. You always do your best Carol and that's why I knew who to go to to sell the house that you helped me buy over twenty years ago! It was awesome to have three great offers at the first open house on that extremely hot day last August!!! But I am happy to have passed on the home to the young professional couple who fell in love with it and are now adding memories of their own with their new baby. ( My old neighbors tell me nobody could have been a better fit for the sweet little street.)

Jan 02/23/2017

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  • Great follow through and flexible
  • Great knowledge of the area
  • Very astute judge of people, which is good in negotiations
  • Very patient and understanding with stressed people
  • Extremely astute judge of the market. Our house in Jamaica Plain sold for exactly the amount that you had predicted. That was also true of my friend Joanna's condo, which you evaluated some time ago.
  • I have always found you to be honest and ethical, which i have appreciated of the years of our relationship.
  • You are always very calm, no matter the situation, and just a genuinely nice, warm person. Also very easy to work with!!

Michael and David 02/23/2017

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Absolutely loved working with you and we're so lucky to have been referred to you by a friend who you helped buy a house twenty years ago. It was incredibly valuable that you have such a deep knowledge of Roslindale, West Roxbury, and Jamaica Plain; we had total faith that your experience and market knowledge helped us find the right (perfect) home and know what a fair price point was. Plus, you struck a right balance of informing us about the real estate process and having your opinions about things, but letting us develop our own judgements and ultimately make decisions. We benefited from your expertise but weren't railroaded by it. You were also responsive, supportive, and caring throughout the entire process, with all the high stakes, emotional and financial, we really appreciated that. We've recommended you to our friends and would be happy to speak to anyone about our experience. Thank you!

Anna and Pete 02/23/2017

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I would highly recommend Carol Meehan, she is very professional and highly experienced. I have known Carol since 2015 when I had asked her to assist in selling my home in Roslindale. I chose Carol to represent me in the selling of my home over several others agents, and I am extremely happy that I made the right choice. Selling your home today is not an easy task, but Carol's professionalism, experience, and knowledge of the real estate market and laws associated with it made it possible for me to go through the process smoothly. If i had any questions, Carol always answered them clearly. She also provided me with priceless advice whenever any difficult situation occurred. On another note Carol is a very friendly and positive person, always willing to help!

Maria 02/23/2017

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I can't speak highly enough about Insight Realty group. My husband and I bought our dream home thanks to the help of Mike McGuire and realtor Tim Hearn. They always took the time to answer our questions and to help us get the right home for our family. I highly recommend using Insight to buy/sell your home!

Mary K. 01/27/2017

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We were very fortunate to meet Mike McGuire by way of a referral from an attorney. After interviewing 3 other realtors we weren't 100% satisfied with them so we decided to interview Mike and it was the best decision we've ever made. He gave us a very comprehensive market proposal and suggested ways to increase our sale price including some simple cosmetic updates and he provided & moved all the furniture for staging our home (at no cost at all to us!). When we met him, he was not one of those "high pressure" sales agents that wants you to sign a contract with him the first day you meet (which we really appreciated about Mike). The bottom line is we with his advice we made about $75k more than the other realtors quoted us and Mike was there every step of the way until we closed. We've never sold a home before with someone more professional & honest and he delivers the best results you can ever expect. He is a true professional that's been doing this for a long time and it shows he loves what he does. Thanks Mike!!

Dr. Jonathan 01/27/2017

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Lisa was an amazing, encouraging, and reassuring resource throughout the entire home buying process. As a first time homebuyer, I was a bit anxious about the process. She walked me through each step, offering clear explanations along the way. She was really thoughtful about guiding me through the negotiation process. Lisa is professional, responsive, and supportive. I highly recommend working with Lisa! I would definitely seek her support if I'm ever in the market again!

01/11/2017

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Jenna was a very wonderful person to work with. She was very helpful with handling my concerns and issues involving the real estate transaction. I would highly recommend using her in the future. Thanks for everything!

11/30/2016

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I cannot speak highly enough about the work that Kris Macdonald at Insight did for my husband and I.

We recently sold our house on 06/05/15, which is a cumbersome process. We had no idea where to even begin. Kris walked us through the whole process. He came to the house and evaluated EVERYTHING! He told us where to save our money and where to invest some money on repairs/upgrades to get the most for our money. Compared to other realtors suggestions he saved us almost $10,000.00 in what we were going to spend on the house before listing it.

Kris has amazing contacts and referred us to a carpenter/contractor who did the most amazing work creating built in shelving for the washer/ dryer and much more! His rates were extremely reasonable and the work was absolutely amazing and completed in about a week!

When the time came to list/ take pictures before the open house Kris advised us on what to remove from the home to stage it just right....he even brought in some furniture for staging.

Kris was attentive the entire time and did not seem to care about all of the questions we constantly had.

Needless to say all of the hard work Kris put into us and our home paid off. The house was listed on a Thursday and sold in just 2 DAYS!!!  We had an accepted offer for full asking price that Saturday. This was very fast and not that typical, we lucked out with a great market but I account most of it to everything that Kris did, what he helped us with and advised us to do along the way.

It also helped that we listened to Kris about what the listing price on the house should be, even through we originally thought it should be more...they are the professionals for a reason so we trusted his professional opinion, and it paid off!

On top of the quick sale, along the way Kris had a great team of people including our attorneys @ Alavi | Braza he referred us to. Having a team of people you can trust during such a process is what helped ease the stress of selling a home.

I want to thank Kris for all of the work and effort that was completed by him everyone we worked with on such an amazing job!

Kimberly 11/30/2016

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Trudy at Insight Realty has been the best. I can't say enough about how quickly and efficiently she worked. We attended an open house on Saturday, filled out paperwork Monday, met our potential landlord Wednesday, and were all confirmed by the end of the week. She worked with our situation in every way imaginable, and she really has been unlike just about any other broker I've encountered. Highly recommend!

Allison 11/30/2016

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I had the pleasure of working with Mike McGuire of Insight Realty.  He helped me sell my Roslindale home.  Not only did he get multiple, competitive offers for my home, he was able to close it in record time.  He has been doing this for a long time and has a great network of resources to help make this experience as painless as possible.  I was working with a few other realtors and they were all subpar in comparison to Mike.   I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good experience selling a home.  Thanks Mike!

Michelle 11/30/2016

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Linda was wonderful to work with. Her knowledge of the area is unsurpassed which means her pricing is spot on. She was extremely helpful during the whole process and took care of many details to help make life easier for us.

Would definitely use her again / recommend her.

Luke 11/30/2016

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Linda was AMAZNG! She came highly recommended and did not disappoint with her invaluable expertise and real estate insight. Right away we felt like Linda got us and what we were looking for in a house. She was a blast to work with and always approached everything with a positive attitude, which helped us to not get too discouraged as first time home buyers trying to persevere with a lower budget in a crazy real estate market. We were also impressed that every agent we ran into at showings and open houses not only knew Linda but obviously respected her as a person who knew her stuff. Although we're glad to be done with the real estate game for now we certainly are sad to not have weekly meet ups with Linda anymore! If we ever sell our house down the road we know immediately who we are calling!

11/30/2016

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"Linda Burnett is a very experienced, knowledgeable, very competent real estate professional who owns and demonstrates those multi-key qualities that made the experience of selling my home of twenty years (in the Peters Hill section of Roslindale) very successful. I also lived in Jamaica Plain for forty years... "I would highly recommend Linda Burnett as your local Boston neighborhoods real estate professional...a Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury and surrounding areas specialist."

11/30/2016

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Linda was the selling agent when we purchased our first home. We were so impressed with her professionalism and attention to detail, that we asked her to sell our home several years later as well as take on the extra role of serving as our agent in the purchase of our second home.

Linda helped us every step of the way with questions about everything and she bent over backwards to help us get paperwork signed.

We will certainly use her in the future and recommend her to anyone in the area.

11/30/2016

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I am not exaggerating when I say that Linda was the best thing to happen to our home search. Her knowledge of the neighborhood was exceeded only by her enthusiasm and love for the city. She responded to every email, text, and phone call promptly, and worked impressive magic to get us in to homes that weren't even open yet. She has a knack for listening and hearing what your concerns and desires are, even if you don't know yourself yet! Plus she is the friendliest, most energetic person and we looked forward to each meeting with her. Best piece of advice I can give to any prospective homebuyer: work with Linda.

Liz 11/30/2016

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Linda gracefully combines an ability to listen to clients' requests with some gentle advice, nudging to consider new ideas, and her own opinions if asked. She has a sense of humor, chutzpah, and a warm style. Conflicts are resolved through skillful negotiation, and you don't feel like you are with a salesperson. Linda volunteers to do most anything that is needed, no matter how out of the ordinary the task may be. She really knows JP and Roslindale and has strong ties to the neighborhoods.

Diana 11/30/2016

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There is no one like Linda! Not only does she know the market inside and out, but she also takes time to get to know her clients well, and treats them with respect, humor, and a caring intelligence. She worked with us carefully to think about what we needed to to do our home to sell it, and made sure to schedule open houses and visits so that they didn't intrude too badly on our personal lives. At the height of the market crash she was able to sell our home in about 4 months and price it correctly. This was the second property she sold for me in about 20 years and I also used her to buy my first condo, and every one of these experiences has gone as well as I had hoped.

11/30/2016

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Linda Burnett is AMAZING at what she does. She made me feel like selling my condo what her number one priority and she sold it in less than 2 weeks. She was honest and fair in her suggestions about getting the condo ready for the open houses. From the day I signed the agreement for Linda to be my seller's agent to the day of the closing (today!), Linda was in constant communication with me. She took care of EVERYTHING! I never felt stressed about the situation because she was one step ahead of the game at all times. Even when issues came up, she was ready with solutions and everything was resolved in a timely manner. She has a list of quality people she works with from painters to electricians, so if something comes up at the home inspection you can have it taken care of quickly and at a fair price. I am so glad that I was able to work with Linda on this transaction. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for an experienced, dedicated, efficient realtor with a positive, energetic attitude. She will get the job done!

Lindsay 11/30/2016

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We had an excellent experience with Linda Burnett who was our selling agent and then our buying agent. As our selling agent, Linda provided up-to-date data and analysis on recent local real estate transactions that we used to map out our selling strategy. Once our strategy was set, Linda worked with us to stage our condo, providing excellent advice and delivering furniture and accessories out of her own large collection. She is a strong believer in staging and she works very hard at it. Next, Linda executed our strategy to perfection and we received 8 serious offers at the first and only open house. Linda is a one-stop shop as she guided us through every stage, taking care of details throughout. For example, at one point just before a fire inspection, she pulled out a screwdriver and installed two extra carbon monoxide detectors, just to make sure we passed inspection. Also, we needed a quick handy person to fix some small items on the property and she had her guy there in a few hours at a very reasonable price. She also has all the latest online technology that saves lots of time when making offers, signing documents, etc. When we moved into the buying process, Linda listened carefully to what we were looking for, continuously sent us listings that fit our criteria and went to all the open houses with us. She made suggestions and shared her insights, but always followed our lead. Linda has a wonderful sense of humor, a quality that clearly helps all who go through this stressful process. From working in the Boston area for many years, she seems to have personal relationships with most of the other agents we talked to and she knows her geographical area, block by block. She is very clear and direct in dealing with multiple parties including lawyers, agents, lenders, inspectors, etc. and keeps everyone on point. Linda also pays close attention to details, a key necessity in a real estate transaction. Overall we are extremely happy with Linda Burnett and highly recommend her. We are proud to give her 5 stars !!

Rose 11/30/2016

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Linda Burnett is the rock star of real estate. We needed to sell our condo quickly this summer and Linda made it happen; we felt like million dollar clients (even though we weren't!). She works unbelievably hard for her clients, worked with our needs (we have 2 little kids), and got it DONE.

11/30/2016

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Linda is the very best type of person you want on your side during this major life moment. Her honesty, integrity and general care of you as a person makes the experience an exciting adventure, since you know you have the best guide with you for the journey. Her insight and intuition made me successful in finding the house of my dreams.

11/30/2016

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Linda did a great job helping me buy my sweet home in West Roxbury. Somehow we managed to find just the right location AND survive a successful deal that included a contingency that I sell my existing house. All this and I was able to close on both houses on the same day! Every question was answered and every email and phone call returned quickly- very helpful when the stakes feel so high, in this crazy competitive market

Susan 11/30/2016

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Linda has a keen grasp of the many factors that go into the marketability of real estate, and an amazingly thorough knowledge of changing conditions in Roslindale, down to the relative value on individual streets! She was a joy to work with, and got us a selling price $20,,000 above listing, We had a 2-family rental property we were eager to sell , and first consulted her over 5 years ago. Prices were still down, and she advised us to wait. With her guidance, we decided to sell a couple of years ago. Due to unforeseen issues, we couldn't put it on the market right away, and she stuck with us as problems were resolved. We finally were able to sell it this past fall without having to put cash into any improvements. Her marketing strategy worked perfectly; we had several excellent offers after the first open house, and within a week we accepted one. There were some bumps in the road as we went through the process of getting a P and S agreement, then after a few postponements settling on a closing date. Linda kept the pressure on the attorneys to get things done, and kept us informed throughout the process. We had never been involved in selling property before, and Linda gave us the right balance of nudging us to take care of what we needed to do, and calming our anxieties when things didn't go as smoothly as we had expected. Another plus, she is very involved in local activities, so you know she is helping not just her clients but the entire community.

11/30/2016

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Linda was invaluable in helping us sell the house. She has so much knowledge and experience that we felt totally comfortable. Our house was not in the best shape, but had lots of historical details - with her staging suggestions we were able to present it in the best light and find the right buyer. She has amazing vision - she could see through all the busyness of the contents to the structure. She knows the market - who is buying, who is selling, what is selling, etc. She also assisted with all the details required with the offer and in that post-offer time (lawyers, smoke detectors, even dealing with wire transfers for the purchase of a new house in another state). On top of all of that, she is a lovely person! We feel very lucky to have been able to work with her, she is definitely a gem.

Kelly 11/30/2016

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It is not easy to sell a home that has been in the family for more than 50 years, but Linda’s professionalism and people skills really helped our family through it. This was an emotional experience for us and Linda knew how to hold our collective hands while helping us take care of the many details of clearing out the house and giving items away. What’s more, Linda knew exactly how to show off the best features of our not updated house and quickly shepherded the sale to completion. Linda came to us highly recommended by friends who had worked with her when they were buying in Jamaica Plain. We highly recommend Linda either as a buyer’s or seller’s agent.

Chris 11/30/2016

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Absolutely blown away by Linda! My partner and I dreaded putting the house on the market for years. Finally we were forced to do so because of a job opportunity in Texas. Linda appeared (like something from Disney) and made all our worries and concerns obsolete! Or, at least, not as bad as we expected! She was VERY honest and VERY forthright about everything the house needed/wanted to make it sell. She KNOWS the area and giving over to her expertise was the best decision we could have made. If you have the fortunate opportunity to list with Linda, do it. And here's a tip: trust her. She'll know more about your property than you will no matter how many years you've lived there!! Sincerely, Two happy Texan transplants from Boston In the end, the house sold for way more than we imagined.

Andy 11/30/2016

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We chose Linda after interviewing several realtors because she was by far the most responsive person we were speaking with. She also understood what we were looking for and did some great preliminary research to figure out if she really could deliver on it. We were in a fantastic market, which helped, but Linda laid out a great strategy and stayed on top of what was happening daily to best position us before we went on the market, and it resulted in us getting 11 offers, several of which were 15+% over ask. Our whole transaction went very smoothly, and it was always a pleasure to interact with her, which we did a lot over the few months between signing our contract and closing our condo. Highly recommend!

11/30/2016

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We were recommended Linda as our sellers agent from a inquire that we made on a fb group in our neighborhood of Roslindale Mass. We were sold on her after our first meeting as she is quirky, positive, and honest with us about what we needed to do before we put the house on the market. We were buying and selling at the same time and she understood our urgency and recommended a quality, affordable, and quick painter and handyman. Buying a house is a huge deal and also involves loads of money and emotional ups and downs. Doing both at the same time while working full time jobs had my wife and I on an emotional roller coaster to be sure. No matter how the market is at any particular time in any particular area ,there are so many factors that go into how fast and how much your house actually sells for. Timing really is everything. Linda was great at reading us and was calming, a step ahead, and helped us keep positive at all times, and never stray from her experienced belief that our house would sell quickly. We knew that she had other clients and well a life after with hous,but she always responded to our inquiries in a timely fashion and made many positive suggestions whenever she thought of them.Linda is a pro. Our home was under agreement in a week.

11/30/2016

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I had a great experience working with Linda. I decided to sell my condo in Roslindale during a time of major changes in my family. Linda walked me through every step of the process in a calm and reassuring manner. She is a Roslindale expert and was always very responsive. She helped me with everything from hiring gardeners and a painter to staging my home and even telling me where I could get a window screen replaced at the absolute last minute. When decisions had to be made quickly she went above and beyond, driving to my house and sitting on my couch at 10pm to review offers and put together a great deal. I ended up renting back my home for a few weeks, so Linda was tasked with doing an additional walk-through, but she never complained about the extra work. She is a very positive person and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend working with Linda.

11/30/2016

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I contacted Insight Realty to provide a comparative market analysis for our property in West Roxbury. Steve was helpful and responsive. Familiar with the area, he provided the analysis in less than twenty-four hours. Thank you, Steven.

11/30/2016

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Extremely helpful and knowledge of area was more than expected went above and beyond in getting an area that I was happy with would highly recommend. Made buying a condo easier and was very informative about the process and how things work as far as condo association goes.

Greg 11/30/2016

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Lisa is a pure pleasure to work with; she diminished my stress level significantly and patiently took the time to explain things to me that I didn't understand. In fact, she was so fabulous we turned to her again 5 years after our first experience with her. My husband and I both found her to be very professional, a fabulous listener in terms of what we were looking for, and very understanding if I had an objection towards anything. We knew we were in the best of hands with Lisa! I would enthusiastically recommend Lisa to those who are in the real estate market and ready to make their move; she really is the best!

11/30/2016

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Lisa was wonderful to work with! She was extremely proactive in sending us homes to look at that met our needs. The fourth house we saw with her we loved and she helped up with a quick and easy close!

11/30/2016

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Sue is the best! Doesn't get much better!! She Sold my home in Hyde park in one day! Then she helped me purchase a house in my dream neighborhood that I thought would never be attainable!!!!

11/30/2016

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I was the buyer and Sue was the broker for the seller. I feel she served us both well. I know for sure that she kept me well informed at every point in the transaction. She was direct, knowledgeable, approachable, and great (fun!) to work with. Six months after I purchased my house, we were selling my mother-in-law's house in near-by Dedham. She was the first person I called! I recommend her highly.

Kathleen 11/30/2016

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It was simply a pleasure to work with Sue. She was knowledgeable about properties in our desired location and truly helped us find our dream home. Being first time homebuyers we needed a good amount of guidance and Sue provided us with everything we needed and more. I would highly recommend working with Sue for your next home.

Whitney 11/30/2016

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My home was prepped for sale under her guidance and was on the market for one weekend. Sue guided the entire process and made my transition to a new home possible!

11/30/2016

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Sue did a FANTASTIC job selling my 2 family in West Roxbury. She held open house and found a GREAT buyer. Sue was ALWAYS available to make a smooth closing . She made sure everything was in order for ALL inspections. I HIGHLY recommend Sue for ALL your Real Estate needs.

Al 11/30/2016

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Mary was really wonderful to work with and very patient with us as we checked out house after house, before finally finding "the one"! Her knowledge of the neighborhoods we were searching in (West Roxbury, Dedham) was extremely helpful in helping assess the values of homes. After a short time, she had a pretty good idea of what we wanted and didn't want in a home and was helpful in screening out homes that we would not be serious about. She was very responsive too and worked around our schedule when we needed her to. I would recommend Mary Devlin to anyone looking to buy in the areas she specializes in!

11/30/2016

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Mary was excellent she guided us through the whole process I don't we had to call her once she constantly kept us updated and checking in to answer our questions. We sold our home through another agent in a different town and Mary helped us more with that sale than the agent we were paying. I cannot recommend Mary enough you will be happy and extremely satisfied if you choose her for your real estate transactions.

11/30/2016

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Mary helped us purchase a single family home in Dedham. She was amazing. Within hours of calling her she had located numerous home that fit our criteria and worked within our schedule to show them all to us. She worked tirelessly to get all the questions we had answered from sellers and agents. When we found the house we loved, she guided us through the whole process, start to finish. She was proactive and had amazing follow through on everything. She had a great intuition on all the homes we looked at and had research to back it up. All the interactions that we had with her and that she had with the agents were of he highest proffesionalism. I highly recommend using Mary Devlin as your realtor.

11/30/2016

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We were first time home buyers in Boston. After having worked with a couple of brokers that left us quite concerned about the quality of the professionals, we accidentally found Kris and Mary. Kris was excellent with deep insights of the industry and sector. Mary was the person who actually ended up doing the leg work and worked closely with us.She was God sent and because of her we were able to find a great place that met practically all our expectations. She provided speedy response to our questions. She asked us thoughtful questions and never pressured us to go beyond our budget. We were also very impressed with her negotiation skills. In the process of making the offer, we were planning to offer more given the competitive nature of the market in Boston. However, she advised us not to and the sellers accepted the offer. She saved us some money. She also provided helpful advice on house services that assisted us to move in. We would be happy to do business with her again. Gina & Neil

Gina & Neil 11/30/2016

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What can we say about Mary Devlin? GODSEND. Lovely person… a TRUE real estate professional. It doesn’t get better than Mary Devlin I promise. She knows her stuff people! We were pretty clueless and completely unprepared for selling a house and finding another. She genuinely cared that our family got what we needed for our house and found the new home of our dreams. She worked extremely hard to make both of those things happen! She was with us every step of the way with the sale of our home in West Roxbury and the purchase of a new one in Norwood. She did everything to make what could have been an especially stressful transition a smooth one! She was always available when we had questions, she continuously had new homes for us to look at and gave us stellar advice. She is a no nonsense negotiator and knows what to look for. Not to mention our kids loved her. Mary staged our house beautifully, busted her butt at open houses, and even helped me clean the house!! I mean come on! We really can't thank her enough. She helped us in so many ways. It’s a no brainer folks. Mary is amazing. You will not be disappointed. We were very fortunate to have had Mary as our agent. You will be too. -Siobhan and Patrick

Siobhan & Patrick 11/30/2016

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Personal recommendation of our Realtor Mary Devlin. My husband and I lived in a townhouse after we were married and were looking to sell that property and purchase our first ‘real’ home together. It seemed like such a daunting and overwhelming task that we kept putting it off, until finally it could wait no longer. But we were clueless as to what to do. When my husband bought our townhouse he did all the work on his own: researching, viewing, setting up visits etc…and the realtor showed up at the closing to collect their commission. So, as two very busy professionals with hectic scheduled we were drawing straws as to who would actually do the leg work. But, luck shined down on us and we found Mary. From start to finish, because of Mary, the process that we dreaded and had nightmares about was exciting and produced a result better that we could have imagined. First Mary met with us. In a very relaxed conversation she asked us questions that helped us figure out what we wanted (trust me, we didn’t even know what we didn’t know!) and more importantly she listened. She REALLY listened….and within hours she started sending us listings that she had already reviewed and narrowed down as potentials. Also, she did this based on what we now know is a ridiculous area of interest: We weren’t sure where we would land, so we looking in a radius of approximately 60 miles…yes, we were crazy. But she didn’t blink, and before we knew it we had open houses set up all over…and she worked with us not only to find the house of our dreams, but to understand the ins and outs of neighborhood and all the ‘other’ stuff. So, that was the buying part… Then there’s the selling part. Mary is magic. She set a date for our open house and she told us what to do. We spend a day of storing and purging and then we disappeared for a day while Mary worked her magic. We came home to a house that was staged to look better than it ever had. It looked so nice we considered staying for a half second… So, the open house and a few following private showings (all of which Mary handled without a blink…she even took care of the handling our dogs while the viewings happened!) we had an offer accepted and our house search heated up! By that time Mary really had a feel for what we wanted, and she would send us an agenda for an upcoming Sunday of open houses and before we even began she was able to tell us what she already ruled out because she knew we wouldn’t like the street, the neighbors, the yard…etc.etc.etc. She’s a goddess. Finally, we found a home…or we thought we did: our sale was still in process (and Mary was already going above and beyond to assist the seller in all aspects that their realtor couldn’t help them with regarding mortgage approval!) We made an offer and it was accepted…and after a 3+ hour inspection we decided it wasn’t what we wanted. We called Mary and she simply said, no worries we keep looking. She did not pressure us, she was completely candid and honest and she continued the search. The search continued and we found the perfect home: and days later when we left the country for a preplanned trip we just crossed our fingers that everything would work out. It was touch and go for a bit as the seller’s agent was not completely upfront, however they were out of their league trying to pull a fast one over on Mary: She negotiated like a boss and we not only got our home for less than we expected, but she worked it out so that our sale and purchase would work with our crazy schedule. And what happened the day of in the hectic hassle of packing and moving??? Mary did our walk through and went to our sale, and then showed up at our house to help box things up and make sure we were all set. In short, Mary was always in our corner – and having that sort of support is crucial during the process of buying a home. Without hesitation and with tremendous enthusiasm we recommend Mary based on her professionalism, her efforts, her knowledge and expertise, and her skill. We tell all our friends, Don’t buy a home without Mary!! -Helen & Joseph

Helen & Joseph 11/30/2016

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Mary Devlin helped us sell our home and also helped with the purchase of our new home . We were so fortunate to have someone like Mary helping us with this stressful process . Mary came in and staged our home and did a fantastic job . Mary is such a great realtor and her experience is telling , she went above and beyond in so may ways that I often wonder how she has the patience to do what she does ! My wife and I will be forever grateful to her for helping us really make our dream a reality . Mary is for sure one of the best that you could use to sell your home but more importantly she is a great Neighbor , Mother and a friend for life ! Bryan & Amy

Bryan & Amy 11/30/2016

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We had the pleasure of working with Kris recently on a large leasing project. I can honestly say he went beyond expectations. He actually took the time to get to know the tenants before moving forward with them. He helped with questions and concerns on both ends and even helped with moving in! Not only did he lease every unit ahead of schedule, he found us great tenants who are all around great people. He is not only professional, efficient , and knowledgeable, he is also caring , honest and kind.. very rare to find !

11/30/2016

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We secretly wish we could buy and sell property often just so that we can work with Kris. He is a very knowledgeable and skilled real estate agent but also a wonderful person. The first time we worked with Kris he was actually our seller's agent. We were very impressed with his knowledge of the Boston area, the real estate market, his laid back and non-sales-y demeanor, his knowledge of home construction, attentiveness to both the seller and the buyer, and his vast network of top professionals in other fields related to the home buying, selling, and home renovation. When we decided to sell our place and look for a larger home we called Kris and not our original agent. As expected, the process was smooth and easy - he sold our condo in 2 days and helped us to secure our dream home. We can't recommend his services enough. In addition, he is a pleasure to be around. We really do believe he is an expert in every field. If you want a to work with a great real estate agent, who will go above and beyond, who is knowledgeable and a great negotiator, look no further than Kris MacDonald.

11/30/2016

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This was our second time using Kris as our real estate agent (this time selling our home), and I can not recommend him highly enough. Here's why: 1.) Referrals. He knows everyone and can share recommendations/referrals for any issue that comes up. Saved us a ton of time and hassle. 2.) Communication. Kris is super responsive, replying to my questions (and I had many) ultra promptly and patiently. 3.) Trustworthiness. He is authentic, honest and has a ton of integrity. 4.) Successful. We had a very successful home sale (speed, purchase price etc.) that was much due to Kris's talent, skills and work ethic. 5.) Helpful. Over and over again Kris went well beyond what I have experienced with other realtors, giving us excellent guidance on our home purchase in another area and solid advice on a whole host of issues. We are most grateful to Kris and the Insight team!!

11/30/2016

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We met Kris at an open house he was hosting in Jamaica Plain. We are a young couple with an infant and just bought our first home with Kris's help and expertise. We loved that Kris truly has his finger on the pulse when it comes to Boston real estate. Since he is so well connected, he was able to anticipate properties which were coming on the market that would match our needs. We were in a time crunch to find a home and Kris made this happen right on schedule. We loved working with Kris and look forward to working with him in the future.

11/30/2016

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Kris actually helped my son with his several real estate purchases and Daniel loved working with him. When Daniel was killed in an accident, he had named me, his father, as his personal representative. Over time we sold all four properties with Kris' expert and caring advice. He lifted a tremendous burden off my shoulders and did so willingly and with a kindness and graciousness that I will be hard pressed to truly thank him for.

John 11/30/2016

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Kris was a phenomenal realtor and did a great job respresenting us in the process of buying our house. He was incredibly responsive and responded within minutes multiple times a day to email and phone calls. He has a longstanding history of knowing the market in the area and would be able to provide honest and insightful advice. I would highly recommend using him.

Ankit 11/30/2016

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I recently utilized Kris' services to sell my condo. We were referred to Kris by my wife's colleague, but we also had another realtor referral. It was a tough decision selecting a realtor, but we haven't regretted our decision once. From beginning to end Kris made the process as seamless as possible. Even when our buyers threw us curve-balls, Kris kept his cool and always made the proper recommendation that fortunately required little inconvenience. My wife and I have very busy schedules. It was super important for us to find a realtor that we could entrust to keep us on track and cover the details. We certainly had peace of mind at every turn. Oh...by the way, Kris exceeded our expectations by securing the offer of our dreams in less than 48 hours on the market!

Terry 11/30/2016

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My family and I worked with Mary for some time before finally deciding on a house. Mary was very patient understanding and attentive to what we were looking for, she also made us open our eyes to the fact that anything can be painted beautiful look beyond decor. When I understood this we found what we wanted I just would never have realized it. However I am sure Mary was happy too:) she was so attentive and never refused to view a house with us though I am sure she knew it was not us before we went there. She encouraged us to look at everything we wanted too and arranged for the same. Knowledge and advice were delivered well outside the normal scope of business: I think her ultimate goal is not only selling real estate; but building relationships with satisfied customers, this was one! Initially we wanted to sell our own house but after Mary conducted some feasibility studies we decided to rent our previous home this was also arranged by Mary. I would not hesitate in recommending her for any real estate transaction as her personality and knowledge is very compassionate to the emotions a buyer/seller goes through.

11/30/2016

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Mary was absolutely fantastic to work with! She helped us sell our condo in Roslindale and find a wonderful home in Medfield. Mary is a very easy-going and honest person, but also smart and a shrewd negotiator. She knows the Boston residential market and near suburbs very well; and she took the time to meet with us several times to review comps and help us understand the market. She also made some renovation/update suggestions that were inexpensive and definitely helped our place show well. Throughout both the buying and selling processes, Mary really had our best interest in mind. Mary was very patient with us - we looked at so many houses until we found the right one. We are so happy! - we recommend Mary very, very highly.

11/30/2016

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Mary was great - she helped us with every stage and was a great asset when we needed things done quickly. Couldn't recommend her enough! She's very well connected and knows how to take care of the pesky little details. She also kept an eye out for potential new homes and found us a home right as it hit the market that was perfect. She helped us get our bid in early and avoid the competition in a very competitive market.

11/30/2016

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My wife and I were looking to buy our first house over a year ago and decided to go to some open houses in our price range way before we were ready to really to start looking. At one of the showings we met Mary who was representing the buyer, and even though we told her upfront we had no interest in the house she was showing and that we weren't really ready to start looking in earnest she still took almost an hour of her time to answer all of our questions about the area, the market, and buying real estate in general. She gave us such a warm feeling that 6 months later when we were ready to begin the process 'for real' we called Mary and we're so happy we did! During our search we covered 3-4 neighborhoods in the Boston area from Dedham to Malden and everything in between. Condos, single homes, apartments, and places still in construction. Mary patiently showed us as many options as possible based on our ever-changing priorities. (All with a two year old in tow!) Zero pressure and zero stress the whole time. Mary was always up front with us even when we were trying to stretch our buying power and when we did put in offers in she negotiated fiercely with constant communication. In the end we ended up in the neighborhood we'd been after the whole time-Jamaica Plain- and couldn't be happier. In short- Mary's patient,calming presence built upon her experience were exactly what two new home buyer's needed. Most importantly the whole process ended with a Guinness at the pub on our closing date!

11/30/2016

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As a first time home buyer I was nervous to start the process, I had no idea where to begin and that's when I found Mary. She is the best. From day 1 Mary made me feel like we were a team in the process, she is knowledgeable and honest - I trust her opinion 100%. From start to finish Mary was always a phone call (or text) away. I would recommend Mary to any of my friends or family moving forward and would definitely work with her again.

11/30/2016

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Mary's guidance and professionalism shone through while we bought our first home. From her Excellent knowledge of the local area to her willingness to listen to our needs, we found a gem of a home for our family. She provided us with in-depth analysis of the local market and also highlighted the potential future possibilities with the property. I have no hesitation in recommending Mary for assisting in your search for a new home

11/30/2016

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Mary was great and truly helped me through the process of buying a house for the first time. Mary has an exceptional knowledge of the area and market, she found me a house that I couldn't be more happy with. I highly recommend working with Mary and know I will be calling her again.

T.j 11/30/2016

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I met Mary via Zillow and i was a little apprehensive as this was an online search regarding a property and it turned out to be the best decision i made. After our initial viewing at a location in Roslindale, Mary refined the search and honed in on my areas of interest i.e location, price, style. Within a week she found the perfect place that I eventually made an offer on and was accepted. Mary and her Real Estate company have a great inventory, relationships with contractors, and knowledge of the local markets. Mary was also very polite in holding my hand through financing process. I asked a lot of stupid questions and Mary never lost patience. She was very helpful, sincere, and fun to work with. I would definitely recommend Mary Forde

James 11/30/2016

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Mary Forde went over and above her duties with the sale of our house. The sale was a complicated one, but helped in very way she could until it became a sale. She staged the house which just looked so well. She responded to all our call regardless of the time of day or night. Mary stuck with the sale until it became final. Would recommend Mary for any sale she does a great job

Roon 11/30/2016

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Lisa is a pure pleasure to work with; she diminished my stress level significantly and patiently took the time to explain things to me that I didn't understand. In fact, she was so fabulous we turned to her again 5 years after our first experience with her. My husband and I both found her to be very professional, a fabulous listener in terms of what we were looking for, and very understanding if I had an objection towards anything. We knew we were in the best of hands with Lisa! I would enthusiastically recommend Lisa to those who are in the real estate market and ready to make their move; she really is the best!

Corey 10/12/2016

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Sue did a FANTASTIC job selling my 2 family in West Roxbury. She held open house and found a GREAT buyer. Sue was ALWAYS available to make a smooth closing . She made sure everything was in order for ALL inspections. I HIGHLY recommend Sue for ALL your Real Estate needs.

Al K. 10/12/2016

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I didn't realize this at first, but when you're a first time homebuyer and have almost no idea what you truly want (me, at the time), you need an especially patient and understanding agent on your side (Mary, thank god). Over 9 months and searches north, south, and west, she offered exactly the kind of guiding counsel I needed to really figure out what I was looking for. As anyone who has tried it can attest, buying a house in the Boston area is a....unique (crazy, fast-moving,head-spinning) challenge. But from our first open house to the hug at closing, Mary made it more enjoyable, easy, interesting and educational than I had any right to expect. Many, many thanks. Recommended without hesitation.

Everett 10/12/2016

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What can we say about Mary Devlin? Lovely person and a TRUE real estate professional. It doesn’t get better than Mary Devlin, I promise. She knows her stuff people! We were pretty clueless and completely unprepared for selling a house and finding another. She genuinely cared that our family got what we needed for our house and found the new home of our dreams. She worked extremely hard to make both of those things happen! She was with us every step of the way with the sale of our home in West Roxbury and the purchase of a new one in Norwood. She did everything to make what could have been an especially stressful transition a smooth one! She was always available when we had questions, she continuously had new homes for us to look at and gave us stellar advice. She is a no nonsense negotiator and knows what to look for. Not to mention our kids loved her. Mary staged our house beautifully, busted her butt at open houses, and even helped me clean the house!! I mean come on! We really can't thank her enough. She helped us in so many ways. It’s a no brainer folks. Mary is amazing. You will not be disappointed. We were very fortunate to have had Mary as our agent. You will be too. -Siobhan and Patrick

Siobhan 10/08/2016

I recommend Kris without reservations. He is knowledgeable as both a buyer's and seller's agent, and really knows the local market. But his client service is where he shines, and he goes above and beyond to deliver information and results for his clients. I was impressed by his contacts, his knowledge of "other" things besides the buying/selling process (especially mortgages), and his responsiveness to any questions that we had. Showings were a breeze, closing was easy, and no job in between was too big or too small for Kris. His attention to detail is impeccable and he will go the extra mile (or more) to make sure that you're comfortable and informed throughout the process. I would never go anywhere else!

Nick 10/07/2016