Real Estate Agent (38 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Short-Sale,
Consulting

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Bette was always a professional she was always willing to go out of her way to show us many houses. She stuck with us throughout the long search for the right house for my family (3 years). Bette always responded immediately to all our phone calls and all the questions that we had from being first time homebuyers. She got us a great price and even got us our closing costs paid. She found us a house in a great neighborhood allowing my high school daughter to keep attending her school. She has even gone above and beyond as an agent by also helping us out with new home owner question after the sale was complete.I would recommend Bette to anyone looking for someone who will always fight on your side and who will stick with you thru thick and thin. She's not only a great agent but she's also a great person who helps you get extra and even after you purchase your home she's there for you. As I said before you can't go wrong with her as your agent!

  

05/20/2015 - leahjoel7070
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $300K in Mystic, CT.

Bette was always a professional she was always willing to go out of her way to show us many houses. She stuck with us throughout the long search for the right house for my family (3 years). Bette always responded immediately to all our phone calls and all the questions that we had from being first time homebuyers. She got us a great price and even got us our closing costs paid. She found us a house in a great neighborhood allowing my high school daughter to keep attending her school. She has even gone above and beyond as an agent by also helping us out with new home owner question after the sale was complete.I would recommend Bette to anyone looking for someone who will always fight on your side and who will stick with you thru thick and thin. She's not only a great agent but she's also a great person who helps you get extra and even after you purchase your home she's there for you. As I said before you can't go wrong with her as your agent!

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04/05/2015 - jmullins88
Showed home in 2015 in West Mystic, Old Mystic, CT 06355.

Bette was the consummate professional always willing to go out of her way to show us many houses. She stuck with us throughout the long search for the right house for my family (3 years). Bette always responded immediately to all our phone calls and all the questions that we had from being first time homebuyers. She got us a great price on an enormous house in a great neighborhood allowing my high school daughter to keep attending her school. She has even gone above and beyond as a realty agent by also helping us out with new home owner question after the sale was complete.I would recommend Bette to anyone looking for an awesome agent who will always fight on your side and who will stick with you thru thick and thin.

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03/10/2015 - cynthia yeager6
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $125K in Deep River Center, Deep River, CT.

I can't say enough about Bette! She came to me highly recommended and did not disappoint. She helped guide me through all the difficulties of selling my home through a shortsale. She is incredibly kind caring and patient. She was always quick to return my many emails, texts and phone calls. She was always professional and is incredibly knowledgeable. She treated me with such honesty and respect and truly wanted what was best for me and my children. Thank You Bette!!!!

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12/15/2014 - user9006975
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Salem, CT.

Me and my wife first met Bette at he office to discuss what we would need to do in order to buy our first home. I was expecting her to be brief with us and basically say I needed to improve my credit and save a huge chunk if money and that in a couple of years we could buy a house. Boy was I in for some good news. She talked to us for over a hour telling us all sorts of great info and explaining how things work. She explained how a short sale worked and told us that it was one of her specialtys. She has many did I mention she was the Mayor or Groton? She was and its easy to see why, she is smart, friendly and KNOWS her stuff. She was always telling us tricks and ways to do things that make the process easier later on. She thought that we could be in a house in 3-4 months. I wasn't sure that was possible at the time but she was right. She put me I touch with Jim Ryder and after giving him some information he called me that night and said that with a little work he could get us approved. And that's just what we did and within a few months we were preapproved. Bette was great during all of this. And as soon and Jim said we could go shopping we did. My wife had been on Zillow constantly and we had lists of houses to look at. Bette always got us into the houses we wanted to see. After looking at a good number Bette told us of a short sale that had just been lowered and that she thought we'd like it. We didnt like it we LOVED it. It had everything we wanted and quite a bit more. We decided to go for it. Being a short sale it was a really good deal and Bette expertly guided us thru the short sale approval process. She did so good she got the bank to approve an offer that was below even what they had just lowered it to! We were so excited when she called us. This house was so awesome I hadn't let myself think we would get it, but once they accepted that offer it hit me that we really could get it. Next was the mortgage approval we had planned to get a USDA loan. But we had some trouble. It wasn't Bette or Jim the bankers fault at all I just wasn't quite able to get approved. That didnt stop Bette though, she had a back up plan ready to go and she told me what we would need to do. We switched to a FHA loan. The only issue was by that point we had less than two week to close before the short sale agreement expired. Bette and Jim got it done and I know it wasn't easy but it all worked out and we closed in time. Bette was amazing thru the entire process and I can honestly say that I wouldn't be sitting in my dining room writing this without Bette. I would and have recommended her to anyone I know looking for a home, you definetly want her on your side.

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12/15/2014 - user803651
Bought a home in 2014 in Milestone Corner, Salem, CT 06420.

Bette is absolutely amazing. Her knowledge of short sales and real estate is unbelievable. She got us in our dream house and for a price we couldn't have gotten better. Our expirence with Bette was great from day one, we clicked. We loved her and she loved us, we felt so comfortable talking with her and trusting what she was telling us. It paid off big time, she did what she had to do for us up until the final minutes, she promised she wouldn't let us down and she didn't. My husband and I now live in a house that we never thought we would ever be able to call our own. We thank Bette for everything and appreciate her.

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11/20/2014 - user3105667
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Griswold, CT.

I can't say enough about Bette! She was honest, quick to return my many emails, texts and phone calls. She was very patient and professional, and kind. I really felt she was on our side as if she were a familiar friend and not just trying to get another paycheck as had been my experience with other agents. She was excellent. She was able to get us money back from our closing and she remained in constant contact with our mortgage lender and our insurance lender. She has many contacts... and everyone she recommended was good. Bette if you read this Thank You! Will and I love our new home and couldn't be happier! Jessica

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07/25/2014 - poppyisstill
Sold a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $75K in Ledyard, CT.

Bette was a God-send to our family. We purchased a condo at the peak of the market, and got ripped off in addition to inflated prices, due to the self seeking realtor we had at the time. We were naive and vulnerable and prime pickings for as Bette describes them "bottom feeders". A few years went by paying our hefty mortgage and condo dues, and we made some bad financial decisions (I guess we like to learn the hard way!). Then, a few more years went by and some unexpected hardships hit us that put further strain on our family, and before I knew it people were leaving me groceries in a friend of mine's car with my name on it. Someone from my church sent me a gift card for food. We were in trouble, so I went to see Bette. She gave me the hard reality of my situation and some real options to help climb out of this heavy weight that was crushing us. She did not offer a band-aid, and offered sound advise and counsel on all our options. Her exhaustive knowledge on all the options led us to finally, for the first time in years, a good decision to help us become stable again.

We knew we only had a few options that would allow our family to recover from the series of losses we endured. To avoid foreclosure we sought to do a short sale. I saw the hand of God's provision the entire process. God brought Bette to us, as with every bump, she knew how to navigate the bureaucracy that seemed endless. We prayed like crazy! We had a very specific set of demographics, that Bette with her expert knowledge, knew what would be the result of each decision we made as we fought our way through the process. An example of this is: what are the implications of short sale on someone in the military? She knew. In the middle of all this my husband was deployed and she was still able to manage the difficult process; she always knew who to call. At times, she practically held my hand through the very difficult and emotionally straining ordeal. It was apparent that her care exceeded her vocation, and she brought a whole new level of help in our crisis.

Would I recommend this realtor? I already have, probably to about 15 people. Would I ever choose another realtor? Not on your life. If you want to know what it is like to have a realtor you can trust, depend and have a safe place with, Bette is your gal. If the only way I can ever pay her back is to record what happened during this difficult time, in hopes it might help her, I must share my story. If I desire to help some hopeless person in their housing nightmare, I must share my story.

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06/26/2014 - user16013897
Bought a home in 2013 in West Mystic, Old Mystic, CT 06355.

Extremely pleased with the job Bette has done in helping us find the home of our dreams. Her knowledge in the short sale process has helped get us a great deal on our home. She is very experienced agent who knows the area well. Highly recommended!

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06/26/2014 - alison schroeder
Showed home in 2013 in West Mystic, Old Mystic, CT 06355.

I've worked on a professional and personal level with Bette. She works extremely hard to people out as much as possible. I'm certainly happy in my new home, and I TRULY would not have ended up here if Bette had not been my agent.

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12/11/2013 - kennymaldonado
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Norwich, CT.

Bette was my agent recently and I will say that she was superb to say the least. I would recommend her because when she says she is going to do something, she does it. She fought tooth and nail to help us keep our costs low and surprised me with her fiery eagerness to get us through our purchase of our home. I felt very comfortable with her as well and she was always honest regardless of the situation. I trusted her fully throughout the process and I say this because my wife and I have worked with other agents in the past and she by far helped the both of us the most.

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