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We found Mary and her team through Zillow and are thrilled we chose them to help us buy our new home and sell our previous one, both in Newton.
We are busy professionals and Mary knew how to make the best use of our time. She went to great lengths to show us only the properties that were great candidates. She could anticipate our reactions to properties before we saw them and had a fine-tuned mental picture of our needs and preferences.
When selling our home, Mary coordinated with our contractor and was completely hands-on every step of the way taking care of everything. Mary has a long list of highly-recommended contractors and works with fantastic photographers. Her pricing strategy was spot on (Mary does a superb market analysis) and her negotiation skills are equally amazing. The marketing they did for our home was expansive using lots of social media tools.
Mary's team is always available and very responsive on text, email and phone. They seamlessly guided us through the processes of buying and selling with step by step proactive communication. Mary and her team were there for us at every appointment, even when we couldn't be there ourselves. They oversaw everything reliably and efficiently.
We're so happy with our experience with The Gillach Group. We highly recommend Mary and her team and would definitely work with them again in the future!
Mary was very professional and exceedingly patient in helping us find the right house. She never pressured us at any point in the process, but when she had an opinion she wasn't afraid to share it. I would highly recommend her to anybody looking for a house.
We have bought and sold 3 real estates through Mary in the past 10 years in the Greater Boston area. Mary helped us purchase a condo on Beacon Street in Brookline in 2005 when my wife and I moved from San Francisco to Boston. Then Mary helped us sell the condo in 2010 when we had our first son. Meanwhile she helped us purchase a house in Needham that allows for more outdoor space for our kids.
Mary is exceptional. She is highly analytical, an amazing coach in helping us make complex decisions, yet extremely supportive. She never pressures us make any hasty decisions but provides intelligent guidance at all the appropriate time. She is efficient, flexible, and a great negotiator for her clients.
It is a blessing if you can have Mary on your team.
Sold a Condo home in 2008 for approximately $950K in Brookline, MA.
Mary and her team were professional, efficient, responsive and demonstrated a keen understanding of what it would take to sell our property. They offered sound advice and helped us to move quickly in order to ensure that we were able to sell our home before the summer lull. They provided guidance on everything including the names of handymen, painters, etc. to make necessary repairs,and staging and photographing the condo to ensure that we received the best price possible. Our place sold before it even really hit the market. Mary held a realtors' open-house and we received a cash offer for the asking price. Couldn't be happier with the experience.
I am writing to you on the eve of the closing to thank you on behalf of my whole family. I thank the day that we received your postcard in the mail. You are truly everything you said on the card, and much,much more. Your MBA training and your natural leadership has allowed you to put together the BEST team anybody could ask for. And you have helped us immensely!! My children and myself have bought three houses through you,We have already benefited from your advice and support. My older son and his fiancé are very close behind since they will be closing on their house soon. All of us are very happy with your services and with your team.
I have been through many real estate closings and dealt with many realtors and brokers but never met anybody who even came close to being anything like you. From estimating exactly what a property is worth, to helping with negotiations, finding the right subcontractors, to developing an incredible team - you are head and shoulders above any and all other agents and agencies. And we are grateful that we had you on our side !!
My compliments also to every single one of your excellent team members - Marissa, Jen, Karly and the men on your team - they make you look good because they are the best.
Mary, I won't be at the closing tomorrow but I am hoping that my family, and I, see you often even after all the closings.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.275M in Brookline, MA.
I initially put my home on the market in the spring of 2011 and the broker we had the time wasn¹t able to sell it in the contracted time. It was an extremely uncomfortable few months for me and my family with weekly open houses and appointments with absolutely no results. Needless to say, I did not renew my contract with said broker.
I found out that Mary and her team had successfully sold a comparable house further down Addington Road. A buyer had made an offer at the first open house. After a meeting with her, I knew she was the right person for the job.
I was blown away by her professional manner and absolute confidence. During the walk through, she told us what needed to be done very matter-of-factly. During the process of making the cosmetic improvements, Mary and her team were extremely supportive and actually helped us meet our agreed upon deadline. To make the experience more pleasant, she sold our home within a month of us showing it, and got close to asking price.
Selling and buying a home can be draining in so many ways but some of this can be alleviated with the right brokerage team. In my case, it came in the form of the Gillach Group. They are professional, knowledgeable, understanding, supportive and just genuinely nice people.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $625K in Chestnut Hill, MA.
Mary and her team helped us sell our JP condo and buy a house in Brookline within a few months, all while we juggled two little kids. Mary and her team were tireless, supportive, knowledgeable, personable, creative, effective, and professional every step of the way. If you are buying/selling in the Boston/Brookline/Newton area, you must consider hiring Mary and her team to help you. I promise that you will not be disappointed.
Sold a Multi Family home in 2013 for approximately $550K in Brookline, MA.
Mary is an incredible real estate agent and my husband and I consider ourselves very fortunate to have worked with her in selling our Brookline condo. She has expert knowledge of the Boston area market and her pricing strategy was spot on. We received an above asking offer after our first open house and are confident that the sales price was higher than what we would have received with any of other agents we interviewed. Mary and her team knew how to effectively market our property using the latest online tools and resources. They were also very professional and personable and we were confident through the sales process that we were in good hands. I would highly, highly recommend Mary Gillach. We had a fantastic experience with her and her team.
Mary is a phenomenal realtor. She helped us to find a wonderful home and guided us through the ins-and-outs of an extremely challenging real estate market. She offers her clients a winning combination of business savvy, local market expertise, and integrity. She clearly leverages the skills she developed as a Wharton MBA and through her years of experience as a healthcare executive.
A few things that really stand out about Mary: 1) Highly analytical approach that provides a strong level of comfort through the bidding process 2) Goes to bat for clients on negotiations -- thoughtful and persuasive in approach, even drafting letters for clients when needed 3) Knows EVERYONE in the Newton/Brookline market (seller's agents, contractors, etc.) 4) Actively listens to her client's needs to find us the home that best met our desires.
We would highly recommend Mary to anyone looking to buy a home in Newton, Brookline or the surrounding areas. And we would be glad to work with her again in the future.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.4M in Brookline, MA.
If you are a busy professional and need somebody that will go through great lengths to find the right place for you and accommodate your schedule while in the process of conducting the search and getting the deal done....then Mary Gillach and her team is the one for you!
She and her team are patient, thorough and have your best interests at heart. I would strongly recommend her team to anybody looking for a place in the area that they operate!