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!
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!
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.
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!
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!!
"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."
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.
Kris helped us sell a house in West Roxbury. He was incredible. From his initial walk-thru of the house to determine market value, he came up with several suggestions to improve the marketability. His market value assessment was spot on. His follow through on all aspects of the deal was impeccable. He was on top of every date / detail / decision and responded almost immediately at all times via text, email, phone. And he's super nice!!! I can't say enough positive things about our experience with Kris. If you're looking for someone to represent you in either a sale or purchase, you should look no further than Kris. He's the best!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 !
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.