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Bill Hoey
Broker/REALTOR (40 years experience)
5 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Short-Sale, Commercial R.E.

 
- Highly likely to recommend
10/18/2011 - curtiss82
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $325K in Melrose, MA.
We really can’t rate Bill high enough. If we could give him more than 5 stars, we would because he went above and beyond what was required of him to get us into our dream home. We actually happened to stumble upon Bill by chance. When we began looking at homes, we arranged our very first showing through Zillow to get our feet wet and Bill was who responded, arranged the meeting and showed up to let us in. Even though we didn’t intend on acquiring representation at that time, we hit it off right away because Bill took a great interest in getting to know us and what we wanted. From then on, Bill worked tirelessly to find that needle in a hay stack: a nice house in a nice neighborhood in our somewhat low price range that was also in our desired location. We got setup to use his website and we hit the ground running, making numerous requests every day to see houses. Bill responded quickly to each and arranged showings at our convenience. Bill was definitely looking out for our best interest as we looked at each house, making sure we found the best house possible. When we had to expand our search outside of the Melrose/North Shore area, Bill went all over the metro area with us to look at homes. But in the end, it was Bill who found our house, showing us an estate sale of a great home in Melrose priced to sell quickly. And it was Bill’s expertise in knowing how much to offer and then knowing how to negotiate when 15 other offers came in that led to us getting the house for only a $1000 more than the second highest offer.

That experience alone is why we give Bill such high ratings but what came next is why we want to rate him higher. Up until about a week before we scheduled to close on the house, we thought everything was going okay until our mortgage company rescinded on their commitment letter the day before the deadline for acquiring financing, all over a very small technicality. As we were on our honeymoon at the time, Bill stepped into action to make sure we got the house. He negotiated an extension in person with the sellers and immediately found us a new mortgage company and attorney as it became apparent that neither our original mortgage company nor our attorney were going to cooperate in honoring the commitment letter. In the end, we were able to clear up the mess the mortgage company created in the nick of time but Bill had a plan B rolling full steam ahead put together on very short notice so that we would have the financing one way or another by the closing date. That was outstanding service on his part to get us the house that we spent so much time searching for and so deeply wanted. We hope Bill doesn’t retire before we decide to search for a larger home because we want to work with him again.
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Renaissance REALTORS
87 Main Street
North Reading, MA  01864
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04/24/2008