Why Work With Us?
Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:
My husband and I recently purchased a home with Sandrine, and she was excellent. We were interested in a condo in Inman Square (Cambridge, MA) where the market is extremely competitive. We knew that we needed someone knowledgeable and very experienced in the local market. We were particularly concerned about how the inspection might come back on this specific condo, but Sandrine walked us through the offer process and helped us to both protect our deposit and also negotiate for additional credits for upgrades we felt should be made. We had a particularly unresponsive seller, but Sandrine and the rest of our team worked hard to continually follow-up with them and make sure everything was on schedule throughout the process. I couldn't believe it, but at the end we closed on time and spent less than an hour at the closing table! What was most remarkable about Sandrine was that she was not only knowledgeable, but extremely calm and positive throughout the whole experience. As first-time homebuyers, we often felt stressed out when we were unable to obtain responses from the seller, but Sandrine continually reassured us and delivered at every turn. When we finally got to the closing table, everything was organized and laid out for us . . . and Sandrine was as excited as we were! We will certainly use her again when buying/selling in the Greater Boston area, and highly recommend her services.
I worked with Sandrine on the sale of my condo. Her knowledge of the market and professionalism in every aspect of the transaction made the sale an easy and agreeable experience. The closing was stress-free thanks to her attention to detail and skill in dealing with the various parties involved.
I needed an agent to trust as I am not local, and after interviewing Sandrine, I knew I could rely on her market expertise and insights. As this is a fast-paced market in Cambridge, I could not come up every weekend so I had Sandrine basically view the properties and determine the best options for us. We lost one bid but won the 2nd as she walked us through the bidding strategies. We are very pleased with the property we purchased, and Sandrine has it rented within 2 weeks. She is reliable, responsible and very easy to work with. We highly recommend her.
She is as knowledgeable and professional as they come, always available by phone or in person, and 100% dedicated to her clients. She worked exceptionally hard to ensure that we were always fully informed about every step of the home-buying process, and we felt calm and comfortable throughout what could have been a nerve-wracking few months. Our sale was complicated by a "condo conversion" as well as full renovations on our unit and the one below us, which presented additional challenges that Sandrine handled masterfully even though she had never encountered a situation like ours. Sandrine truly went above and beyond to guarantee the best possible outcome for us on every aspect of these technically and emotionally complicated negotiations, which was often complicated by our special circumstances, and did some with the calm assurance of an expert. After we closed on our condo, we felt as though we had gained not only a beautiful new home, but also a new friend. Thank you, Sandrine! We recommend Sandrine with the greatest enthusiasm to anyone considering buying a home! -Irina and Russell
We feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Sandrine. From the moment we met her (thanks for the introduction, Thomas!), her warmth and knowledge was apparent and we felt like we had found a kindred spirit. After that initial introduction, she did not rest and showed us properties, accompanied us to properties we were interested in and gave us her honest opinions until we found a place we were interested in purchasing. She was great at explaining why certain properties were worth the value and others not. She was both the voice of reason and encouragement, and she made it so fun at the same time! Her knowledge and instincts helped us make an offer to beat out several other bidders in the first round! Her professionalism and personable nature and the fact she is so well respected and liked in the Cambridge/Somerville realty circles, made our experience that much better. I am a first time home buyer (my husband’s second) and Sandrine has made the experience so enjoyable that I can’t imagine working with anyone else. She has a unique gift in making her clients feel like her friends/family and can’t express how amazing she is. I can’t wait to work with her again, but for now, I am excited to settle into our dream home thanks to Sandrine! Thank you, Sandrine for your diligence and warmth. There are not enough words to express our gratitude. We are lucky to call you our broker, but we consider you a friend, which is even luckier for us. With the deepest respect, nicole + matias
Friends of ours recommended Joe to us. We were first-time home buyers who knew only information we had gleaned from HGTV. Joe sat us down and explained in detail what the process would entail and the steps we should take. He was patient and thorough before we ever set foot in a listed property.
Over the course of the next few months, Joe must have taken us to 50 or 60 places. We were picky, but he was never negative or frustrated. instead he was encouraging, insuring us that we would find what we wanted. He always had print-outs of the places we were seeing, and signed us up for MLS notifications when new places went on the market.
When we made our first offer, Joe was great at helping us establish value and not go over simply because we wanted to be finished with the process. Although that property fell through, he remained upbeat and encouraging.
We did find another place - one that met everything on our wish list but was in need of a renovation. Joe arranged for a contractor to come by, and helped us research costs of the renovation prior to making an initial offer, so we knew where we stood financially. It was a complicated estate sale, and Joe was terrific during negotiations.
Joe couldn't have been a better realtor for us. He was personable, patient, highly knowledgeable, and funny - which is an important trait given how much time you spend driving around with someone looking at houses. Joe comes with the highest recommendation. We couldn't be happier with the place we found. Thanks Joe!
Emily P. -West Roxbury, MA
We worked with Joe through Remax Destiny in Jamaica Plain from April of last year until this September when we found our home. I know that everyone says that all real estate agents are the same. However, there is no one like Joe. Joe worked consistently and patiently with us. I always felt like he had our best interests in mind and even disuaded us from buying a place that would have made him more money but was not right for us (and he was right!) Joe was also very patient with my parents who wanted to be part of the house buying process. He was well informed about the neighborhoods where we looked and even when we felt like there was no hope in this competitive market, never seemed unfeathered or hopeless. He is not only an incredible agent like no other but also a wonderful person to work with. Thanks Joe! We LOVE our new home!!!
Laura F. -ROSLINDALE, MA
If you're looking for someone who is professional, patient and knows what she's doing? You need Noemia Alves-Vendetti! She's amazing! Trust me, I wouldn't trust anyone to help me with my real estate transactions other than Noemia!
My agent, Liz, was great to work with when we were selling our condo and moving out of state. She took care of some crazy repair issues (the upstairs neighbors neglected to replace their water heater and it exploded), staged the place for us, and really went above and beyond what I've seen most agents do, in general. :)
We loved her so much that we used her again as a rental agent when we moved back to the city. When we start looking for a home again, I know which agent I'm going with.
Tom Sheehan is the best realtor I have ever worked with, hands down. He is knowledgeable, friendly without being in-your-face, and he has steered me away from properties that he felt would not be the safest investment (and he therefore walked away from possible commission). I have never trusted a realtor so much. Tom really wants what is best for his clients. I haven't been successful yet with an actual purchase, but that is a product of this crazy sellers' market. Tom has helped me make some very aggressive offers with short time frames. But he has always stopped short of allowing me to take crazy risks or let my emotions blur good judgment. When I recently had to back out of an accepted offer, Tom was as kind as he could be. I cannot recommend him strongly enough.