Why Work With Joan?

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Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:

"Simply put, Joan was the single difference maker in getting our transaction completed. While Joan represented the seller, she could not have been more accommodating to us as buyers, including helping out with inspections, architects and personally getting the home ready for us to move in. We have significant experience in the real estate business (residential and commercial), and Joan is in a class of her own. We couldn't imagine using anyone else going forward."

“My wife Stephanie and I used Joan to both buy and sell a wonderful custom new home in Newton. On the buy side, she was tremendously helpful in evaluating not only a variety of home options but locations in the Newton, Brookline and Needham area and helping us settle on both a fantastic location and dream home. Additionally, since the home was new, there were some holdover items needing completion from the builders. She drove these personally to completion, taking the items off our plate to deal with. Due to a relocation, we had to sell only a year later.

“Joan's knowledge of the area and help on negotiating a great value on the buy side led us to be able to turn a very nice profit on the sell side. We sold the home for over asking within a week of being on the market. Once again, she handled the process start to finish, including getting the original builder to attend to some minor items in the inspection process, ensuring we were in perfect condition for sale. If you are looking for no nonsense and a strong advocate on either the buy or sell side, Joan is a great choice.”

“My wife Stephanie and I used Joan to both buy and sell a wonderful custom new home in Newton. On the buy side, she was tremendously helpful in evaluating not only a variety of home options but locations in the Newton, Brookline and Needham area and helping us settle on both a fantastic location and dream home. Additionally, since the home was new, there were some holdover items needing completion from the builders. She drove these personally to completion, taking the items off our plate to deal with. Due to a relocation, we had to sell only a year later.

“ By the time we got the job done my closing on our new home in Milton needed to be delayed until the following morning. Rather than try to find a hotel that accepts dogs, Joan insisted we stay with her at her home in Dedham that evening. Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty! Joan Sulllivan is a tribute to what makes Hammond Real Estate great.”

“Joan Sullivan was marketing a Tudor on Valentine Street in Newton in 1997 when my wife Ellen and I met her. We instantly hit it off and subsequently Joan brokered the purchase and sale of our homes in Brookline, Newton, and Jamaica Plain. It is the most recent sale, of our home in Jamaica Plain last month, that compels me to write to you. A true professional like Joan gives her client the correct info on pricing and appearance etc. Obviously Joan did just that since our house sold in a couple of weeks for over asking price. None of that surprised me since we have had excellent track record with Joan in the past. Here is what I need to share with you. We ran into a snag at the closing because my tenant's things were not completely removed from the apartment in the house. The sellers' attorney would not allow the closing to proceed until the apartment was completely empty. Only Joan came up with the solution which was we sign and she drive back to the house with me to call the attorney when my tenant and belongings were completely removed. Joan did just that after actually helping move bags, luggage, etc.

“ By the time we got the job done my closing on our new home in Milton needed to be delayed until the following morning. Rather than try to find a hotel that accepts dogs, Joan insisted we stay with her at her home in Dedham that evening. Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty! Joan Sulllivan is a tribute to what makes Hammond Real Estate great.”

“My husband and I recently sold a house in Waban that we had lived in for 47 years. It was our first ‘selling’ experience and Joan Sullivan was our first choice for Realtor, having known neighbors and fellow church-goers who had been pleased with her services. While the downsizing process was traumatic (you can imagine what ‘stuff’ we had accumulated over that period of time), Joan facilitated the actual sale smoothly, was always available to show the home to individual buyers, hostessed every open house, and kept in constant contact with us both about progress or lack thereof. She was so helpful with all the details, from right-pricing the property, showcasing its advantages, and even providing prompt access to outside services such as cellar clean-out and termite mitigation when these became issues.

“We were very impressed with her knowledge of the Newton real estate situation and her high energy level in bringing buyers and sellers together. We had been aware that the late fall was not considered a particularly good time for selling, but our closing on December 20th was in large part due to Joan’s expertise. We cannot recommend her highly enough!”

“With the help of Hammond Residential and in particular Joan Sullivan, I recently purchased a condominium and simultaneously sold my house. I am writing this letter to thank Joan Sullivan for her understanding, patience, and expertise during this process. Her guidance, advice and availability were invaluable and indispensible. Joan listened to my every need and wish for a new living space after having lived in a house for forty years, and when one came along she was right on it and it has met all my expectations.

"The sale of my house went quickly and smoothly and painlessly under her guidance. Moving in general, as I have found out, can be an unnerving experience; however, this was expertly minimized thanks to Joan Sullivan and I can only recommend her with the highest regard and consider her a valued and dear friend. Thank you, Joan!”

“Joan was the perfect real estate agent for us. She took the time to understand what we cared about the most in a house, neighborhood, and our budget. First, she helped us think through what options for towns and neighborhoods would best suit us. One of the towns she suggested, Needham, ended up being the town we finally bought in. In terms of choosing a house, she was thoughtful in explaining not only the pros and cons of different houses, but also the vision for what the house could be. This allowed us as a couple to pick a house that not only satisfied what we wanted today, but also could be setup to suit our vision for what we wanted our house to be 4 or 5 years down the line. Most important, Joan helped us step back from the emotional anxiety caused by the house-buying process so that we could look at things objectively and really understand what trade-offs we were willing to make. In fact, the first house we had an accepted offer on (which we ultimately did not buy) had a couple of what seemed like minor red flags on the inspection report. Joan helped us immediately line up plumbers, electricians, and contractors to properly evaluate these red flags. Thanks to her guidance we were able to make an informed decision and ended up not buying that house, and finding the house we really wanted later on.

“We will continue to recommend Joan to our friends. She works hard, has a great eye, and follows things through to the end.”

“In 1994 I chose Joan to be our Realtor because I had observed her energy, spontaneity, and all-out good nature in the social settings from which I knew her. I did not know then what an extremely hard worker she was nor did I anticipate that she would need to go beyond the call of duty during our house hunting, finding, bidding and settling. She was fantastic. We had complications and Joan flew through them like the experienced and seasoned professional that she is. My husband and I ended up in a perfect home in a timely fashion.

“Years later as a widow I again approached Joan for help in selling the previously mentioned home and in finding a new place that would fit my needs. I have never known a Realtor to work so effectively to sell a home. In a terrible real estate market Joan worked and networked, held open houses and found a buyer. During this time she worked with me to find just the house I was looking for. Thanks to Joan I bought the house I wanted in a charming neighborhood and was delighted with the entire experience.

“I will continue to recommend Joan to friends. She knows the market and knows her buyers and sellers. She makes it work. Thank you, Joan.”

“As it happens, my wife and I have moved 3-4 times in the past 10 years. Joan Sullivan, hands down, is the best real estate agent we have ever had the pleasure to work with. Joan helped us tremendously in finding our new home in Wellesley. She quickly understood our needs as a family. Taking into consideration that we came from out-of-state and were not familiar with the area, she identified an outstanding location for us to narrow the search within Wellesley, and then actively and creatively helped structure, negotiate and close the deal itself. Apart from being a savvy, high-energy professional, Joan proved to be an outstanding individual. She truly helped us start our new life as a family in the Boston area. I will be happy to provide further input upon request.”

“In selecting a real estate agent to sell our house in Waban, my husband and I searched for a knowledgeable Realtor who could speak to all the beautiful nuances of Newton, and in particular Waban. We wanted somebody who could convey exactly what our house offered in the area, besides just the rooms in the house and the trees in the yard. When we selected Joan (over other Realtors strongly referred), we got everything we hoped for plus so much more. In selling our home, she knew our house inside and out, the neighborhood, the schools, the streets, and was able to warmly communicate loads of information to our potential buyers. We were so impressed at how much work she dedicated to selling our home. We always knew the sale of our house was as much on Joan’s mind as it was on ours. Without hesitation we recommend Joan as a Realtor.”

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