Lisa is an outstanding Realtor who guided us through a very challenging sale process to a successful conclusion. Our home had an unusual layout, and on top of that there were structural problems that aborted the initial sale. In spite of these difficulties we were able to repair the structure and eventually sell to the original buyer, at a higher price than originally offered. Throughout this process Lisa's experience and style were essential."
Lisa was terrific in helping us get organized to stage our house in Cambridge for a summer sale. She was with us every step of the way, suggesting rearrangements of the furniture, advice on painting the interior, tips to eliminate clutter and unsightly cable wires, etc. During the negotiations with prospective buyers she was professional, persuasive, and endlessly patient. We were enormously grateful to her."
Lisa is very knowledgeable about the real estate market, and takes pride in her chosen profession. She takes an analytic approach to buying and selling property and is candid in her advice about what she thinks you need to do to get your property ready for market. In our case she was proven right in terms of her judgment regarding the pricing of our property and drumming up interest in it, and we sold it almost instantly for well over the asking price. Lisa is able to handle people's emotions and anxiety regarding high stakes life decisions and financial transactions. She is clearly and deservedly held in high regard across the local real estate industry."
Lisa was an absolute pleasure to work with. She navigated the sale of our home with experience and expertise. She was very responsive to any questions we had and helped us make important decisions regarding the various aspect of listing and selling our home. Selling a home for the first time can be an intimidating process, but with Lisa's help, everything went smoothly and even better than expected. I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a Realtor."
Debbie Lewis is a great friend and Realtor to the Greater Boston area. I have known her for years and was so excited to be able to call on her when my partner and I were finally ready to buy a home. As first time home buyers, it is an incredibly daunting experience to jump into the Boston real-estate market but she took the time and care to walk us through every step. She met with us for nearly 2 hours on the first day to go over what we will need for every step of the process - she gave us checklists to reference, and was always available to talk with us when we had questions from start to finish. She walked into spaces with us and really forced us to consider if we loved the place or not - she often reminded us of the differences of "living with issues" in renting vs home-buying and helped keep our sights on exactly what we wanted. In the negotiating process with our condo, she advised us in the offering decisions but still let us control the offers we made and really advocated for us to get the best deal possible for the place. With our history of dealing with lackluster Realtors for rentals in the past, we were more than happy to give her our business and would recommended her to anyone and everyone looking for a well-connected, passionate, and fierce Realtor to be on their side in the process. We could not be more pleased to have worked with Debbie to purchase our condo in Cambridge."
From day one, it was apparent that Debbie was knowledgeable, accommodating and enthusiastic. She had a knack for picking out properties that matched our criteria and budget, and was also happy to show us everything that we suggested as well. She has a great eye for detail and comprehensively discussed the pros and cons of each condo, never pushing us towards any property in particular, but instead leading an objective debrief after each day of hunting. We were amazed at how much personal attention we received. After we found our dream condo, we went through a particularly tricky negotiation and closing. During this period Debbie worked tirelessly for us by making phone calls, sending emails, giving advice and making multiple trips to the property to ensure that the projects that arose from the home inspection were being handled appropriately. We certainly felt that Debbie went above and beyond what is required of a real estate agent and that she truly cares for our happiness in our new home. Her recommended vendors, from mortgage agent to real estate attorney, were excellent and worked hard to help us in each of their respective areas. Most importantly, Debbie has the most charming personality, bringing humor to the often stressful process of home buying, and always brightening our day. We would not hesitate to recommend Debbie to anyone looking to purchase a property in Cambridge, Somerville, or the surrounding areas. Thank you, Debbie!"
Debbie, your social work background makes for great people skills! There's more to helping a first-time buyer navigate the ins and outs of the real-estate world than just knowing your facts and figures. Which by the way, you knew very well! In addition to your smart business sense, professionalism, and responsiveness, you possess amazing positive energy, enthusiasm, warmth, and a real caring for your clients that builds the foundation of a good working relationship (and friendship!). You really listened to what I needed and wanted, and responded to every question, need, and insecurity of a first-time buyer. Most importantly, you helped me turn real estate...into home sweet home."
Things were a bit hectic with new jobs, a new city and a baby on the way, so we were not looking forward to a home search. But Debbie’s energy and enthusiasm made our house search fun, and easy. She only showed us homes that we could afford as well as fit the needs of our growing family. She and Lisa helped us with the whole process up until the day we moved in. It was a big help to have someone deal with the lawyers, agents, etc. since I had just delivered a baby boy! We hope to remain friends with both of them for a long time."
Working with Dave took so much of the stress and guesswork out of looking for just the right property. He shows up early, handles the small details, answers calls and emails promptly, and has a gift for understanding the personal nuances of a search. He was able to get to the heart of the pros and cons of the listings and had a special ability to make the whole thing feel easier than it actually was. He's fun and upbeat and knows his terrain inside and out. We'd recommend Dave without hesitation!"
I've worked with Dave for 15 years as a buyer’s agent. He is patient, respectful, knowledgeable and informed. He loves his work and it shows in every interaction. I would hands down say he is one of the best in the business and highly recommend him. You will be happy working with Dave as he has a calming manor and knows exactly the questions to ask you to be sure you are making the right decision for you. Many a time...Dave smartly helped me to see things clearly, comprehensively and strategically."
Dave was remarkably attentive to our needs. He spent a great deal of time with us learning what we were looking for, and then spent the time needed to find us the right place. We can't say enough about his willingness to work hard on our behalf throughout the process. Dave has particular knowledge and sensitivity around housing options for individuals with disabilities but is overall a phenomenal Realtor. I would recommend him to anyone."
We were so fortunate to have found David Wood when we decided to sell my sister’s house. This house sale was extremely sensitive and complicated due to my sister dying suddenly. As our Realtor, he helped us find the right price to sell the house. He was patient as we made decisions about the sale of the contents inside the house. This transaction took extra time due to the family death. He helped us contact an attorney to help with the estate sale. He was always on our side working to make our house sale as simple and successful as possible. I was living 2 hours away so at times it was difficult to get to the house to do certain things. Dave volunteered to help with this. He coordinated the smoke and carbon detectors inspection with the fire department. This was a big help. It eliminated a week delay in moving forward to sell the house. Overall I would highly recommend David as your realtor."
Jenn is a gem. She is wonderful to work with, very timely, responsive, and well informed. She is also part of a great team of real estate agents, and they work together very well to provide a robust array of support. I would work with Jenn again in a heartbeat (although she found us our dream home, so I'm hoping not to move anytime soon!) Work with her!"
Jenn helped my wife and I purchase our first home, and we had an unbelievably positive experience while working with her -- we'd probably be living with my in-law's right now, if it weren't for her. After we got 2 months’ notice to move out of our old rental apartment, Jenn helped us to navigate the competitive real estate market in Cambridge, MA. Her experience regularly shone through during the process, which made the whole thing much less stressful than it would've otherwise been. Not only did we end up with the condo of our dreams, but we got it done within our preferred timeline, at what feels like a very reasonable price, all things considered. Jenn was responsive and forthright, yet very friendly. She showed us a range of places that matched our list of 'must haves', while simultaneously helping us to refine that list in a more informed manner. We'll definitely be calling Jenn the next time we're ready to enter the market!"
Jennifer McDonald (and Lisa Drapkin’s team) was our realtor for our apartment in Cambridge Mass., which sold within a month at a price above asking. She and her team were knowledgeable about the area and needs, did their due diligence with the market assessment, efficient, professional, always responded in a timely manner and as importantly extremely personable to work with. My husband and I recommend her highly."
I highly recommend Jennifer McDonald to everyone who wants to buy a condo. It was my first time to buy a condo. She was great at explaining every step clearly, and helped me to buy a beautiful place, for much less than the top bidder. After the deal was signed, she went above and beyond to help through some very tricky situations. She is passionate about her job and also a fun person to work with."
Tuck gave us the motivation to sell our home. He received many praises and treats for his great work!"
He was very enthusiastic about Real Estate! Such a Good Boy!"