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Here is the only sentence in my resume that is important to YOU if you want results that surpass your expectations:
I use the following skills to assist my clients in achieving their dreams:
These skills can only be measured by testimonials and results.
To My Seller Clients:
As difficult as it may be during this tough economic period, I promise to tell you the truth at all times. When pricing your home, I apply the factual data found in MLS to formulate the Comparative Market Analysis. I add years of experience listening to what Buyers, Lenders, Appraisers and the economy are saying. I then present this information to you in a logical and understandable manner. I show you “how” the current market value is determined and what the market has determined to be the current worth of your home. I apply the new appraisal guidelines and regulations for pricing homes using the data I have gathered.
When we decide to work together on the sale of your home, you will be looking to me for honest advice and a clear direction based upon facts and my extensive experience.
I will not let you down.
To My Buyer Clients:
I use the factual data found in MLS, add years of experience listening to what Lenders, Appraisers and the economy are saying to determine the actual market value on any home you are looking to purchase. This guarantees that you never over-pay for your home.
I supply you with clear instructions for each step of the buying process. I accompany you from the first showing to signing the papers at closing. You are never left “on your own.”
When we decide to work together on the purchase of your home, you will be looking to me for honest advice and a clear direction based upon facts and my extensive experience.
I will not let you down.
Why Should You Hire Kathryn?
Kathryn O’Brien is a consummate professional. This was never more evident than during the recent sale of our home and the purchase of another one. She carefully qualified prospective buyers – this saved us a lot of time and hassle. She provided excellent advice while always respecting our place as her client. With Kathryn’s help we were able to sell our home in the current housing slump while maximizing our selling price. We were so pleased with her handling of the sale of our home that we enlisted her help as a Buyer’s Agent for the purchase of our new home.
As we worked with Kathryn we grew to like and respect her as a person. Kathryn is always positive, she is tireless and her ethics are beyond reproach. As our agent for both transactions, her efforts on our behalf far exceeded her commission. (We have bought and sold a number of homes through the years and have never been able to say that.) If you are going to entrust someone with handling a transaction as significant as the purchase or sale of a home you want an experienced and respected professional. And that person is Kathryn O’Brien.
All Realtors Are Not Alike
When Paul and I decided to sell our home, we chose Kathryn O'Brien to be our realtor. This turned out to be a very wise decision! Her extensive knowledge of marketing and planning made the entire process very easy. Whenever we had questions, she was prompt and professional in her responses. She was always pleasant and gracious, and overall, she really seemed to know what prospective buyers were looking for.
Kathryn was able to sell our house in just 23 days! Kathryn is more than just a great realtor. She is a very kind and caring person who took care of our business but also took care of us. From her proper handshake and warm smile, we felt comfortable with Kathryn as our agent. We would recommend Kathryn to anyone seeking the best in real estate services.
Kathryn Eliminated The Hassles!
We were given the task of selling our elderly aunts’ house in Ipswich. We lived 120 miles away and were concerned about how we would be able to “stay on top”of the process. Kathryn O’Brien was referred to us by our local realtor in Maine. Kathryn turned out to be the Ultimate Professional. What appeared to be a simple sale became a complicated process. Kathryn guided us through all the hurdles for reaching a successful closing. We highly recommend her service, as she delivered on her promises.
Kathryn Made Our Dreams Come True!
During our fifteen month endeavor to sell our Newbury home one Brilliant Star was found in the dark sky of the housing and credit crisis. That Brilliance is Kathryn O’Brien. A professional’s professional. A bull handler and bear tamer. We had tried the “on-line brokerage” thing for about a year. Their time was up.
I first met Kathryn while snow blowing my driveway. She had brought a buyer by to see our home. Didn’t even know she was coming by. As I turned my machine around and the snow cleared, there she was. Well I didn’t know it at the time but this woman would be the reason my wife and I would get to our retirement destination in one of the worst markets ever! So happy to see her that winter day, I told her to bring any buyer by at any time. I learned she was a neighbor which boosted my hopes immediately. (Local professional to sell local property.) A requirement. We didn’t really want to see another “agent” or “salesperson” from another region.
I discovered Kathryn had a background in education. An extensive one. This told me I was dealing with a Professional and not a “salesperson.”
Along about July … the market worsened … Kathryn improved!! She “got going” when the going got tough. She is articulate. She perseveres. Kathryn explained the necessity of having to interface in different manners with both the buyer and seller. She reminded me often of the importance of staying optimistic to present a unified front to all buyers. Kathryn welcomed working as partners. She included us in the big picture. Kathryn answered all of our questions. I know she must have dug deeply into that educational experience to keep our confidence high.
Kathryn’s system worked!! She sold our home to one of the first three couples she brought through. Kathryn had an agreement to purchase within five days of her listing the property. She worked with our attorney and insured all documents were in place on the dates required. (Follow through.) A big requirement. Kathryn would notice the smallest of details and comment or take action appropriately, She accomplished everything and more of her objective. (Unflinchingly thorough.) A requirement. So nice to work as partner with one who is in love with her job. We’ll recommend Kathryn O’Brien to anyone at any time. She will handle any market, up or down. Kathryn is an asset to Newbury and the RE/Max Companies. With today’s deterioration in customer service Kathryn would be a Keeper in any real estate firm.
We’ll be forever Grateful for Kathryn O’Brien getting us to our retirement home in South Carolina. She’s a Woman of her Word.
If you live anywhere on the North Shore, call Kathryn - 978.465.1322