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Bill Patterson
Broker. Real Estate Professional (12 years experience)
14 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation

 
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03/26/2014 - user238366
Bought a home in 2013.
Bill did a great job helping us find our house. He helped us at all stages of the process. During our housing search, he worked closely with us to align the search with our preferences. He also listened closely to us during our house visits, and adjusted the search based on our feedback. When we were ready to make an offer for a house, Bill did a fantastic job helping us calibrate our bid and then negotiating with the seller. After our bid was accepted, Bill did a great job managing the final stages of the home buying process. He also helped us find a great lawyer to manage the legal aspects of the process.
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12/30/2013 - MichalKlos
Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $325K in Cambridge Highlands, Cambridge, MA.
Bill is great. We had a condo that we were trying to sell two years ago. We went through another agent first, and the agent started by promising us a high sale price and then eventually when negotiations happened got whittled down to a price below our limit. Suffice to say, we were not happy and we hired on Bill. Bill was always available, he marketed our property much better, and we got two very solid offers both above our expectations. We accepted one of them and I would recommend Bill to anyone. I was a skeptic that the quality of your agent really mattered and that the market takes care of everything, but my experience with this condo demonstrates that true professionals like Bill have a major influence on the outcome.
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07/01/2013 - user4691712
Bought a Other home in 2013 in Cambridgeport, Cambridge, MA.
Bill is a great buyer's broker! We searched for a home in Cambridge and Brookline for over a year. We worked with Bill during the final six months of our search. Anyone who has recently searched for property in these areas knows how much of an ordeal this process can be.

Bill more than met our needs. He kept us appraised of new listings as they emerged and quickly provided us with good market studies of any properties that seriously interested us. His broad knowledge of the Greater Boston real estate market allowed him to help us quickly determine reliable values for the many properties we considered.

During our search we made several offers for homes. Bill provided the guidance and support necessary for us to navigate the highly competitive "bidding" process that buying a good property in Cambridge or Brookline has become. Most important, we finally succeeded in purchasing a great home in a location we wanted!

Two important qualities that Bill possesses made a big difference in our search. He respects the importance of timeliness in pursuing a property and goes to great effort to make himself available wherever and whenever the search process requires it. In a fast moving market that's essential. At the same time he allowed our interests to guide the search.

A serious effort to purchase a home can also be stressful and emotional. Bill was very understanding of these stresses and offered plenty of support during the difficult times. No doubt a degree in psychology would be quite useful for any buyer's broker, but Bill seemed to know what we needed in terms of moral support at every step along the way.

We hold Bill in high regard and would highly recommend him to help anyone find a home in the Greater Boston area!
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04/28/2013 - user2844330
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $475K in Newton, MA.
Bill went above and beyond to help us find the home that was right for us. He is honest and patient and works very hard to keep his clients happy. I was impressed with his knowledge of both real estate and home conditions. He answered all of our questions and always responded promptly. We are picky people and somewhat difficult and Bill was always patient and helpful.

We highly recommend Bill Patterson for all of your real estate needs.
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03/18/2013 - user3971913
Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $325K in Somerville, MA.
In time of such uncertainty with home sales, Bill's knowledge of the local market and current trends helped us make intelligent decisions when we decided to sell our condo. His understanding of the process and focus on the right audience let him use the best tactics for getting the word out and letting our unit gain visibility. It was such a pleasure to work with Bill, and we were amazed how quickly our unit sold under his expertise. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and personable. We highly recommend him.
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03/07/2013 - user7321641
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $725K in North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA.
Bill was a pleasure to work with, very knowledgeable and straightforward about the Cambridge / Somerville market. We really felt like he was on our side and looking out for our best interests. We recommend him highly.
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02/26/2013 - user4716632
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $375K in Somerville, MA.
Bill was fabulous! I was frustrated with the first agent I worked with because I felt she was just trying to get me to hurry up and buy so she could her her commission. I found Bill on the recommendation of a friend who raved about him and had used him to buy a place in the same neighborhood.

Bill was very patient and understood the value of waiting for the right property and never pushed me to make a decision I wasn't ready for. He was a wealth of information about the details of neighborhoods and their selling and rental values. Bill also helped me to think outside the box and introduced me to some areas I hadn't thought of (some of which became possibilities and some of which didn't, but I appreciated the extra knowledge either way).

Bill really listened to me and tailored his search based on feedback I had given him. He really got familiar with what I was looking for and even went so far as to go check out some places ahead of time and if he didn't think it was a good purchase for me he didn't waste my time bringing me there.

By the end of the process I had gone through offers on 3 different properties and a hefty negotiation on the repairs needed for the one I ended up buying and he was helpful through all of it.

Overall working with Bill was as much as I could have asked for, he knew when to provide me with extra information and when we had already gone over it. That combine with his knowledge of the area made him amazing. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any and all friends looking for a home in this area.
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02/26/2013 - user5826926
Bought a home in 2012.
Bill was great. He was professional, easy to work with and went out of his way to find properties in-line with my priorities.

Bill was also extrememly knowledgeable about the locations of the properties. Bill made great recommendations about how the property values may change and the risks of investments in certain areas.

When it came to the negotiation process, Bill worked diligently on coming to a quick and equitable resolution, while always keeping in mind my priorities and things that I would not negotiate on.

My three favorite things about Bill, however, are (1) that he is always available to go check out a property and will find you a replacement agent should he happen to be out of town; (2) that he was always extremely professional and friendly; and (3) I never felt pressured with Bill - he could tell when places were not right for me and actually told me this a couple of times while visiting different properties.

I would definitely recommend Bill and will certainly use him again in the future.
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06/28/2012 - user8355381
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $525K in Back Bay, Boston, MA.
I have been working with Bill for 1 year during my transition from Philadelphia to Boston due to a job relocation. First, Bill assisted me with identifying a place in Cambridge to rent temporarily. Then, after 6 months I was ready to purchase a home in Boston. Bill was extremely knowledgable of both the Cambridge and Boston geography and housing markets. He made the process seamless and helped decrease the anxiety of buying a new home in a sellers market.

My situation was particularly challenging, since I have two large dogs and therefore, perseverence in the market was required. Bill was patient and was always able to provide a list of available properties to potentially meet my needs. Furthermore, Bill's responsiveness any day and time was very much appreciated. Ultimately, I found the condo that I now call home in Back Bay, and I have to wholeheartedly thank Bill for making the experience such a pleasure.

I would recommend Bill, without hesitation, to anyone looking to either rent or purchase real estate in the Boston/Cambridge area.
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06/26/2012 - user4168832
Showed home in 2012 in Cambridge, MA.
I first met Bill in 2007 when I was looking for a rental in Boston and the surrounding neighborhoods and he helped me out. He was very easy to work with, super friendly, responsive and very knowledgeable about the local real estate market. I then reconnected with him a few years later when I started looking for a home to buy and reached out to him for assistance. Having now known Bill for years, since I haven't bought anything yet (due to my own personal reasons) Bill has never stopped trying to help me find the perfect home. I consider Bill to be a friend more than my realtor. I can bounce ideas off him, share concerns and expect to receive honest and genuine feedback from him about the various properties I saw and also did make offers on. He is extremely patient and explains the pros and cons of everything to a newbie home purchaser like me. He has also made every effort to make sure that sometimes when either my family or friends come with me to see a home, he is just as responsive to their questions and concerns. I have never once felt pressured by him to purchase something even though he has invested a significant amount of time and energy in me. He is a real pleasure to work with and I have recommended him to a whole bunch of my friends who have begun their search for a home. I can definitely say Bill is just amazing to work with and I truly trust him which is my key criteria when working with a realtor.
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Coldwell Banker Residential
171 Huron Ave
Cambridge, MA  02138
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