Client Testimonials

When you're looking for a professional to help you with this most important transition in your life, what could be better than reading our clients' first hand experiences?

 

“Lisa and Nancy sold our condominium near Inman Square a little over a year ago. We first considered them to be our realtors due to a buying experience several years earlier. We were shopping for a condo and met Lisa as my wife Jane toured a property in our chosen neighborhood. We did not decide to buy that condo, but Jane was so impressed with Lisa that she mentioned her to me later that day, and remembered her for several years. We did purchase a condo softly afterwards, and when the time came to sell it we immediately called Lisa and Nancy. They toured our property, which had sustained quite a bit of wear and tear, and then sat down with us, providing a detailed explanation of what we would need to repair in order to sell it at a good price. The approach was business-like, not sugar-coated, and - it turned out - absolutely right on. Lisa and Nancy also recommended a contractor to do the work. He was great to work with, completely reliable.  When the condo was ready for market, Lisa and Nancy dove in and found a buyer within about 3 days - and this was at a time when real estate sales were quite soft. They negotiated with the buyer, who had bid low, and got us a decent price. There were many twists and turns to finally closing on this property, but Lisa and Nancy guided us through the entire process smoothly and efficiently. We could not be more satisfied with the business and personal relationship that Jane and I had with Lisa and Nancy. I recommend them to any seller with no reservations.”

Lou Cohen and Jane Orr, Cambridge

 

“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!”

Drew and Stacey Cunningham, Cambridge

  

"I first learned of Lisa's skills as a real estate agent when I purchased a condo in Cambridge five years ago. Lisa represented the seller, and made sure to keep in touch with me after the sale. Fast forward 5 years -- I was trying to sell the same condo and was getting frustrated with the first agent I hired. After I informed my first agent that I wanted to change representatives, I cold called Lisa and she immediately remembered who I was and what property I owned. I was very impressed. Lisa took control of the situation, found me a buyer within a few weeks, and ensured that the transaction went smoothly. She is smart, personable, honest, and knows the Cambridge real estate market inside and out. If I ever decide to buy another home in the Northeast, I will definitely hire her again."

Rebecca Hanovice, LinkedIn

 

 

"I would say that Nancy Dixon is EXCELLENT in all categories - We were selling our family home after 61 years, and we had much to work through, both emotional and physical.

Whether we needed a window cleaner, a plumber, a cleaning company, or smoke detectors, Nancy was right there to guide and assist us. She was always courteous and professional, and she was most generous with her time. She really knows how to show a home, and we had many qualified offers right after our first open house weekend.  Nancy made this entire process pleasant, and I highly recommend her services to all!

 Mary Dorman

 

"Lisa engenders immediate trust, with a strong knowledge of the real estate market, great ideas for how to prepare for a sale, and an infinite network of connections to help you get the job done. In a tough market, Lisa helped me make a quick sale and held my hand every step of the way. She was invaluable."

Scott Pomfret, LinkedIn

 

"It was a pleasure working with you and Nancy. Mike and I always felt like we were in very good hands. If you ever need a reference, feel free to send anyone our way. It was a pleasure. Best wishes and hope to run into you sometime in the near future!"

Doreen and Mike, Cambridge

 

"Selling two properties in three weeks in the nation's worst real estate market in 25 years should induce Ben Bernanke, the Fed chief, and Hank Paulson, Treasury Secretary, to solicit your advice as to how to function splendidly amidst the nation's economic ruins."

Nancy Spicer's Dad, Cambridge

  

"Nancy was patient, did not apply any pressure, understood my needs, and acted in my best interests."

Sanjay Ram, M.D., Boston Medical Center


 

"We have worked with True Home Partners to buy and sell properties and they have exceeded our expectations in every way. As first time buyers we were unclear about the process and they took the time to explain everything to us so we knew what to expect throughout the process and when. When we wanted to sell our condo and buy a new home they were the natural choice. They explained the selling process to us equally well and helped us price our condo perfectly so we sold it quickly at a price we were very happy with. Their attention to our needs, knowledge of the buying and selling processes and the local real estate market are unmatached and we would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the area."

Jamie and Josh, Arlington

 

"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."

Lin-Ann Ching, Cambridge

 

"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."

Achint and Vaishali, Cambridge

 

"Nancy was a knowledgeable, friendly, professional and delightful partner in my effort to find a new home here in Cambridge. As a person not well-versed in the culture of home-buying, she was a patient and thorough educator. Nancy always treated me with respect and grace, despite the fact that I was probably not her most wealthy client. Without any reservations, I highly recommend that you consider working with Nancy in searching for your new home."

Murat Recevik, Harvard University

 

"Well, I was quite impressed with our intial meeting, you were thorough, thoughtful, and appeared to really listen to what Caroline and I were interested in. You laid out the process and described how we'd be working together. Also, you have been very professional: doing what you said you'd do and keeping track of time when we went out. All these things set you apart from the other agents I interviewed."

Aaron, Cambridge

 

"I recently purchased my first home and I can't imagine having done so without Debbie's help.  Her knowledge, patience, energy and dedication were invaluable throughout the entire process.  Every step of the way she went far above and beyond to make sure my experience was a good one.  She took the time to really understand what I was looking for and worked tirelessly to find it.  When it came time to put in an offer she was a fierce advocate and her assistance in coordinating events through the closing was amazing.  I've since recommended Debbie to friends and they have had equally fantastic experiences.  I can't thank her enough."

Matt, Somerville

 

"Without Debbie we would not have found our condominium. Debbie really heard and understood our priorities and helped us to understand the Cambridge neighborhoods and real estate market. She was able to consult with a wider range of real estate professionals and to provide us with resources that enabled us to close and to relocate in a timely manner. Finding a new home was only part of the service; connecting us with those resources made it happen!"

Anne, Cambridge

 

"Days before my wife and I started working with Debbie, our dream deal had collapsed. We had been working with another agent for several months, found a great place in the perfect neighborhood, agreed a price, and were less than a week from closing when it all fell apart. We were homeless, furious at the way it all went down, and thoroughly deflated.

Then we met Debbie. The first thing that struck us about her was her enthusiasm and positivity. We could tell throughout the process that she believed our house really was out there somewhere -- that we weren't asking for the impossible. She also knew the Cambridge/Somerville/Arlington area thoroughly. In the two months we worked with her, we made two offers on two homes and were outbid both times by folks with thicker wallets. Our favorite came back on the market, and I'm sitting in it now. We had a slice of luck, but it was Debbie's skill and persistence that ultimately got us our house.
 
I can't say enough good things about Debbie. She is responsive, highly competent, and most importantly a truly ethical professional. Working with her was a treat, and we hope to keep in touch as friends."

Ned, Cambridge


“Debbie – It was an absolute pleasure to work with you on my search for a condo. I really appreciated how thorough you were with the process from beginning to end. You were great about only showing me places that were within my price range and had the things I was looking for. All your recommendations from an inspector to the closing lawyer were fantastic. I thought they were all as easy and nice to work with as you. It made an enormous difference to know that I could completely trust and rely on your instincts and judgment. Thank you for your endless patience, good cheer and fabulous sense of humor, which made home hunting a delightful time.”

Carol, Arlington

 

"Debbie, We can’t thank you enough for helping us find our new house. We were living in Providence, RI and looking to relocate to Somerville, Cambridge area. We didn’t have time to waste looking around at properties that didn’t fit. You previewed properties before we wasted our time on houses that didn’t fit our needs, even getting us in before open houses, and even stayed up until all hours talking us through offers and options. Having bought and sold a condominium before this and knowing how difficult it could be, you really made the process so much easier, taking care of all the details right through to the closing."

Erika & Max, Somerville

 

"Debbie, it was a pleasure working with you to buy my first home. Your energy, patience, and good cheer made house-hunting fun. You helped me understand what I needed versus what I wanted, and you patiently showed me condo after condo until we found the right place. Once I went from “looker” to “buyer” you took the time to answer my many questions, and helped me buy a place I’m truly happy to come home to every night. Thanks!"

Sarah, Somerville

 

"You're so welcome, Debbie! I bring you up every time I hear someone looking to buy in Cambridge/Somerville. Good luck, and hopefully I'll see you soon!"

David H., Cambridge

 

"Debbie, our work together was great! We rave about you to our friends. You never showed us anything we couldn't afford. You understood what we liked (which saved us time) and steered us away from that place on Kinnaird even though a sale was possible (thank heavens!). If only all professionals were so professional..."

Maitreyi, Cambridge

 

"Debbie is everything you want in a buyer's agent. As first time home buyers, Debbie was supportive during the highs and lows of the buying process and walked us through step by step. Debbie is well-connected in the Cambridge scene so we were able to get timely access to new properties on the market and we benefited from her innate understanding of Cambridge house values. To top it off, Debbie was a great asset during the final negotiations. We have our dream house in large part due to Debbie's hard work and perseverance."

Grant and Sarah, Cambridge

  

"It was an absolute pleasure working with Nancy. She was professional, responsive, and knowledgeable. She made the whole process downright enjoyable!"

Judy Coppola, State Street Bank

 

"Lisa and Nancy were the best - highly enthusiastic, yet honest about the things I needed to fix, and very helpful. I sold my place in record time and got more than I ever thought possible. This task that I dreaded was actually fun!"

Charlotte, Cambridge

 

“I hired Alison and Lisa to sell my multifamily investment property in a very difficult market in 2009. I cannot begin to say how happy I am that I chose them over other agents I interviewed. Their positive attitude, fantastic marketing plan as well as their "team" concept made me feel comfortable from the beginning. Throughout the process they both constantly kept me advised of the activity and kept my property fresh in the minds of the greater realtor community through various marketing events. The property closed at almost the exact price they initially told me they thought it would sell. I highly recommend Alison and Lisa to any potential buyer or seller as they are both true professionals.”

Brian Keefe, Boston

 

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