Why Work With Joan?
Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:
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.
Edra W., August 2012
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.
Elizabeth M., August 2012
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.
Rami S., December 2011
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.
Shannon S., October 2011
We first encountered Joan at an Open House. She was terrific about letting us wander around the house, the yard, and especially the pool. Her style as an agent was impressive: she possessed great knowledge about the house, the neighborhood, and all the intimate details a buyer would want to know. We were so impressed with her as an agent, that we asked her to represent us in the sale of our home as well. Again, she was quick to take the lead to get the house staged, photographed, and listed to keep to our quick timeline. Sure enough our house sold to the first buyer who came through. Joan worked magic with juggling the sale and the purchase for us and everything went smoothly with two closings in one day. Keep up the great work, Joan. You're top notch!
Russ W., August 2011
My husband and I interviewed several brokers and firms when we decided to sell our home. Joan Sullivan and Hammond outshone all others. Not only is Joan a consummate professional, informed, engaged in the process, and hard-working, she is warm, concerned and caring. These personal and business qualities, combined with the best in class marketing leveraged by Hammond Residential provided us tremendous confidence and security and, ultimately, the results for which we were looking.
We would not hesitate to call upon Joan Sullivan at any time for future needs.
Kathy T., August 2011
Joan helped us sell our beloved Newton home that we had lived in for 28 years. Throughout the process she was supportive of us, made suggestions and helped us find contractors to prepare the home to maximize its market appeal, was tenacious in finding the right buyer, and non-stoppable in pushing the buyer forward when their bank was dragging its feet. Joan also helped us find our new home. She understood what we wanted and worked hard to find the right place. I cannot recommend Joan strongly enough. She is simply the best. She knows the market and provides an exceptionally high level of customer service.
Margaret H., July 2011
Joan was a professional from start to finish. She provided useful information on staging our house, gave us a good sense of the housing market, and followed through on her commitments. In particular, during the process of showing our house, Joan provided timely communications from potential buyers and their agents. I would not hesitate to use Joan again.
Linda G., May 2010
I just want to say again how wonderful you were in helping me to sell my home in Waban. Your personal attention and advice to me allowed me to move forward effectively with the repairs and finishing touches that brought in top dollar in a very slow market.
In retrospect, I now realize that your suggested asking price was correct and inspired. I insisted on putting the house on the market for a much higher price and did not get any movement on the property. As soon as we reduced the price to your original price my house immediately sold! I still can't believe the entire process was completed in a mere month! You are unquestionably one experienced and talented real estate agent and I wish you continued success.
Lois M., May 2010
Joan Sullivan is a terrific real estate agent on many fronts. I've known her for many years through my wife and came to realize that she's packed full of energy and enthusiasm, combined with a wonderful sense of humor. I dislike the term 'hustler,' but must emphasize that Joan is one in her business life and a top broker (if not THE top).
Joan sold my Newton Highlands house last summer and gave me sound advice about a proposed selling price. As the market continued to sour she suggested I accept a lower selling price (which I reluctantly did) and the house was under agreement in short order. Another piece of advice I found useful was her ideas about 'staging' the house for the best presentation.
In addition to selling the Newton house, Joan also found a wonderful condominium in Wayland for me.
With a sale coupled with a purchase, I was more than pleased with Joan's services and her ability to make all transactions smooth and easy for both sides.
Paul D., May 2010