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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
We are very very happy with the work of Mary Forde and Mary Devlin. They handled our stressful complicated condo sale amazingly as well as finding us an amazing house. And all while being just wonderful to work with. Above and beyond what other agents would have done, I'm sure, plus bonus watching our 3 year old (who loves the Marys) outside the the closing so we could sign. They know the greater Boston area extremely well and most importantly really listen to what you are looking for. In a fast market like this one that is so key to not missing the boat on the best fit houses. We are really grateful that we worked with them and couldn't recommend them enough