Michele was our Buyer’s Agent when purchasing our first home in September of 2009. She was very patient with us as we asked her to travel all over eastern Massachusetts from Houghs Neck, Quincy to Stoneham. We had no idea what we were doing, but she kept us calm and offer her good advice very subtly and respectfully.
When we moved on to our second house, we contacted Michele to help us sell our first. With her help (and again patience), we listed it in January 2013, the first open house during the 20+ inch blizzard. After lots of shoveling and pushing the open house out one day, we still had a large amount of foot traffic despite having no parking anywhere. The pictures and online presence were excellent! After two more snow storms, we still managed to have an accepted offer after just over two weeks on the market. This offer was just about our asking price and made it through all the way to closing.
Huge relief to sell our house quickly despite the time of year. Thank you Michele!
~ Mike & Navya K. - Buyer and Seller Clients
We bought and sold 2 previous homes with Michele Goodwin. Therefore, we chose Michele to be our agent when purchasing a 2 family home in Medford, even though Michele's office is in Melrose. Michele has an in-depth knowledge of the local real estate market. Michele helped us calculate property values incorporating a myriad of factors such as location, home condition, rental rates, neighborhood foreclosures, comparative sales, etc. Most importantly, Michele understood that this purchase was both a home and an investment. We especially appreciated Michele's guidance away from some properties which would not have been a good long-term fit with our lifestyle. MIchele's guidance through this process was invaluable. MIchele is also a capable negotiator and communicator, which proved critical in the process of purchasing of our new home. We recommend Michele without reservation.
~ David & Lynne P - Buyer Clients
Michele is an exceptional real estate professional. She created a comprehensive strategy which helped us sell our home very quickly at our target price. She advised us on how to best show our home, bringing a desiger in to help stage it properly. She chose a professional photographer who captured the charm of our Victorian cottage. And Michele coached us through a complex sales process. I bought this home from Michele 5 years previously, and was happy to list this home for sale with her. I highly recommend MIchele Goodwin for a home purchase or sale.
~ David & Lynne P - Seller Clients
We cannot say enough positive things about our experience working with Michele to purchase our first home. She was truly a trusted adviser and advocate for us, and throughout the long home search process always put our interests first and foremost. She was very knowledgeable about the greater Boston housing market, and especially the Stoneham-Melrose area, even down to the specific neighborhoods. Michele was also patient with us as we at times shifted our priorities and weighed sometimes starkly different options. She helped to guide us in the right direction by providing us with the information we needed to make our own decisions, but never forced her opinion on us. The end result was that the process was far smoother than we could have ever expected, and most importantly, we ended up in a home that we absolutely love. We strongly recommend her to anyone without any reservations.
~ Trevor & Becky C - Buyer Clients
Her knowledge and connections with the best real estate people (lawyers, inspectors, etc.) in the area are superb. She is also the most available person I've ever met in any profession, seemingly instantly available by phone and e-mail. We are still a month from closing on our house with what has appeared to be a fairly disorganized seller, and she has really held everything together. Michele gets my highest possible recommendation.
~ Derek & Lauren B - Buyer Clients
Michele was a pleasure to work with. She was there for us throughout the whole process, and was more than happy to explain things we were unsure of (being first time homebuyers). She was also very quick to respond to our questions. Overall, we were very happy with our experience with Michele and would gladly recommend her in the future.
~ Justin & Besty H - Buyer Clients
My husband along with 2 of his brothers lost their mother suddenly. Shortly thereafter we knew that selling her house would be a very sad and very difficult process to start. We contacted Michele Goodwin, knowing she not only had all the knowledge to help us through this but would handle the sale in a very gentle way. Michele worked hard for our family and did that with such patience and heart. She handle all obsticales for us so it would be less stress on our family. At the end of the sale I can honestly say it all worked out so perfectly. She had lots of open houses for us and put her time, energy and heart into the sale 100% of the time. I never thought that it would of been that easy under the circumstances and thanks to Michele, we all walked away at peace.
~ John & Linda D - Seller Clients
We began our process with Michele long before we put our house on the market and before we hired her as our agent. She gave us helpful suggestions and ideas of things that needed to be updated or changed within the house we were selling, in order to gain maximum selling potential. Soon after, we hired Michele and put our house on the market. Michele always kept a positive attitude and gave us her honest and knowledgeable opinions, without swaying us. We felt that Michele had great expertise in selling and buying homes and we always felt comfortable asking her questions. After our first open house we had an offer and decided to take it after some negotations. Michele guided us through the steps of selling our house, even going out of her way many times to accomodate signing the necessary paperwork. The next step was house hunting and Michele made sure that we saw any house we were interested in. Once we found our dream home, Michele helped us negotiate an offer that was comparable to other houses in the area. Our offer was accepted and Michele made sure the closing went smoothly and answered all of our questions. We would highly recommend Michele as a seller or buyer agent for anyone interested in an honest professional with exceptional people skills and a great work ethic. We believe she is highly qualified in the real estate market and she goes above and beyond her agent duties.
~ Dan & Jenn L - Buyer and Seller Clients