Michael and I had an architectural practice in New York city for 40 years that included residential clients on Fifth and Park Avenues and the restoration of early 20th century commercial properties. We have two sons born and raised in Manhattan who never returned to the city of their birth. We love to bike and take long walks.
We started looking at real estate in December of 2019 in Portland, Oregon with our younger son and his family. In early March 2020 the search expanded to the Boston area. We met Rachael at a townhome she was showing in Lexington. Of all the real estate agents we met over several days; Rachael, a real sweetheart, understood our needs better than anyone else. So, when we continued our search in late July 2020 she was the first person we called.
Having purchased/sold two apartments over the years there were few surprises. But the process in Massachusetts is a bit more complicated or at least different than New York. Rachael kept us apprised of everything of what to expect. Rachael also offered the names of Home Inspectors that would help us close the deal.
The most challenging part of the buying process was the move itself. I would never recommend moving, especially out-of-state, during a pandemic.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t commit to the purchase of 50 Newcomb Street until we had a firm commitment for the purchase of our apartment in NYC. But Rachael helped us manage that by explaining the situation to the agent representing the developer.
The best part of our buying experience was working with Rachael. And, once we moved in Rachael was there with helpful connections.
I would say that our top buying tip is to work with Rachael. Rachael listened carefully to our goals and needs. When our son said that a home in Belmont was not on the Minuteman bike path; Rachael helped us focus on Arlington and Lexington.
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