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12/20/2013 - joezkl
Bought a home in 2013.
It has been nearly two months since our closing and I am still blown away by the incredible service Josh Brett provided my partner and I throughout every single step of our home buying process. As first time home buyers, Josh proved to be the most integral part of our team and I can say with the utmost confidence that we would not have been able to buy our dream home without Josh’s expertise, professionalism, and unwavering commitment to his clients.

Josh has a command over the real estate sales process and did a very good job of periodically outlining the process for us, the next steps, and highlighted potential issues that may materialize so we were able to minimize unforeseen obstacles. When challenges did present themselves, Josh was undeterred and proposed several creative solutions to each problem that arose. He was very level headed throughout the process and – knowing how much we wanted this particular home – even advised us against walking away from the deal when things looked the most bleak.

Josh has a very good understanding of local real estate market as well as the how the macroeconomic environment will impact local markets. He used this experience to help guide us with our decision making and helped articulate how the ever-changing market conditions would influence our strategy. He provided thoughtful suggestions on how we could effectively navigate through the current market to produce optimal results for individual goals. Josh did a great job tailoring his recommendations to suit our individual needs.

In addition to being knowledgeable about the real estate process as well as current market conditions and how they relate to his clients and their goals, Josh also has supreme negotiation skills. Josh skillfully communicates with his counterparts to develop an understanding of the motivations and personalities of the other involved parties. He uses this information to broker the best deal possible for his clients. In our instance Josh was able to identify that we had motivated sellers and facilitated an agreement where the selling price was more than 10% below the seller’s asking price. Josh secured our perfect home at an incredible price!

Josh is also always accessible. He quickly responded to all emails and voicemails with clear and informative responses to any and all questions we had. He was always happy to answer our questions and exudes genuine excitement and gratification to be able to help people complete the most important and complicated purchase of their lives. You can tell that Josh loves his job and it shows in the quality of his work. His first goal and only motivation is to provide his clients with the best experience possible.

Lastly, Josh has a strong network of other real estate professionals and played an important role in shaping the rest of our team by referring us to exceptionally qualified mortgage lenders, real estate lawyers, home inspectors, etc. He assumed the role of quarterback and made sure that all team members were always on the same page and in communication with one another.

To summarize, Josh is driven by his desire to provide his clients with the highest caliber service possible. He is knowledgeable, professional, solutions oriented, diligent, an incredible negotiator, always accessible, friendly, transparent, and - most importantly – a genuine and honest person. A good man. He embodies all of the characteristics every real estate professional should have. He works very hard at his craft and it shows. I can only say positive things about my experience with Josh and I will take every opportunity to recommend him to friends and family. Thanks again Josh!!!
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10/30/2013 - laurabridget91886
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $375K in Norwood, MA.
Josh is a homebuyers dream. He sent us new listings everyday, got back to our emails incredibly fast, listened to all our wants, needs and concerns, kept in constant contact with our attorney and the sellers agent, negotiated the price of our home to what we were comfortable paying, and gave us excellent professional advice and insight into the whole buying/selling process. He was incredibly patient with us and we knew he always had our best interests in mind including steering us away from homes with potential problems that sometimes we were willing to overlook but he didn't want us to run into. On top of that he referred us to an excellent attorney and mortgage broker. The list goes on and on. I can't imagine going through the buying process with anyone but him, prudential is really fortunate to have such great representation. I highly recommend him to anyone buying their first home or any home.
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08/09/2013 - user5253154
Bought a home in 2013.
Josh Brett was involved with three different transactions with me this year. I am very pleased with how they all turned out. Josh put many hours and his mind, heart and soul into all of them.

It started when he represented a buyer for my property, and he seemed so knowledgeable, professional and attentive, I asked him to represent me in buying two properties. First, Josh helped me outline a plan and introduced me to formulas and mechanisms that I could use in purchasing my replacement properties. Then, he stuck with me through all the steps of buying. I had last bought/sold a Boston property in the late 1980s; things have gotten much more complicated since then. Josh is a remarkable combination of persistent and flexible. His work brings to mind Thoreau's saying: "Persistence is genius in disguise." When one thing didn't quite work, he would try another, but he never lost sight of the goals and helped me move steadily forward despite occasional obstacles. Josh has several other good qualities that serve his clients well: He listens and doesn't just talk. His is willing to try new strategies and work in partnership with the client. He is an excellent negotiator, calm but firm. And he has a great sense of humor, which really comes in handy. Sometimes, as he agrees, you just have to laugh.
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07/30/2013 - user38802035
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $275K in West Roxbury, West Roxbury, MA.
It has been a pleasure to work with Josh since the beginning. He was very accommodating at all times showing us the properties we wanted to see and his professionalism, very detailed explanation of the buying process, open communication and was something that help us and made process of buying this property seem very easy.
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07/15/2013 - user2441159
Bought a Condo home in 2013 in Roxbury Crossing, MA.
Josh was extremely helpful with my purchase. From the day we wrote the offer to closing, I had no snags and everything went incredibly smoothly. I had been using another agent when I first started looking and when I switched to Josh he completely understood where I was coming from and handled the entire process exactly like I wanted.

If you have any questions or concerns send him a quick text and he will get back to you within two hours at the latest.
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01/30/2013 - user1268091
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA.
We met Josh at the Prudential First-Time Home Buyer Seminar and liked him right away, even before getting to know how smart, skilled, and diligent he proved to be. We filled out his introductory questionnaire before our first appointment, which helped set expectations up front. Josh quickly understood our goals, and we trusted him to look out for our best interests. He is direct, and will give his honest assessment and advice, like at one Open House when he told us it wasn’t the right place based on our needs. He keeps a full schedule, but makes it look easy and made us feel like a priority at all times, by phone and email. The tricky part about purchasing property? Being prepared to go all in for the place you want! Josh had great instincts during the bidding and offer process, which was a big success in the end for us. Josh kept the lines of communication open with the full team throughout a very busy few weeks for everybody. Eric Heinrich, Stephanie Buckley, and Lacey Amaro (Mortgage Master), Lenny Licari (B-Sure Home Inspection), and Flávia R. da Silva-Benson (Gilmartin, Magence & Ross LLP) all over-delivered. The team approach helped us make informed decisions with a well-rounded perspective that we would not have had otherwise. We recommend Josh and his team, especially for their attention to detail and knowledge of Boston.
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05/27/2011 - team goldsmith
Bought a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $300K in Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA.
Josh Brett is AMAZING. As first-time home buyers my fiancé and I had no idea what we were getting into as we entered into the world of real estate--Josh saved the day (again…and again…and again). From day one Josh was warm, welcoming and overwhelmingly patient as we navigated the ins and outs of buying a new home. We would call him at all hours of the day, all days of the week, and not only was he always available for us, but he always responded kindly, patiently and thoroughly. He always kept us a few steps ahead of the process so we knew what to expect and he was meticulous about sticking to the timeline my fiancé and I had laid out. Additionally, Josh has wonderful contacts in the community and he was able to bring together the perfect team of lenders, inspectors, attorney's (etc.) to get the job done. Throughout the entire process Josh never faltered from being the genuine guy he is. I was always taught never to trust real estate agents but Josh made that impossible. He is honest and firmly grounded in the Jamaica Plain community--he knows that post-homebuying he will also be your neighbor so he prioritizes positive relationships with all of his clients. Also, as someone new to JP, Josh made the extra effort to introduce us to all JP has to offer. Josh took us on walks around the neighborhood, invited us to first Thursday festivities, and kept us up to date on various community events. Most importantly, Josh found us our dream home at our dream price. He is a smart agent with the know-how to get you the real estate you want at the price you want and he will not back down until you (the client) are satisfied with the outcome. Now that my fiancé and I are happily settling into our new home, we have to admit that we miss the daily interactions with Josh. Buying a home is an exhausting, emotional process and it is imperative that you find someone you can really connect with to guide you through it all--Josh is that person.

I can't help but notice and question the negative review that was previously posted about Josh--are you SURE it was Josh Brett that you worked with??? I have to assume you are mistaken because the words "unresponsive" and "incompetent" simply cannot be coupled with Josh Brett--To reiterate, Josh basically gave us on-call support 24 hours a day 7 days a week and he REALLY knew what he was doing.

I give Josh Brett the highest review (I'd give him 6 stars if I could) and would recommend that any home-buyer in the Boston area seek him out for his incredible expertise.
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09/22/2014 - user4157679
Sold a home in 2014.
There's a reason we called Josh up when we were ready to sell the house he helped us buy a few years ago: he knows the market (especially the multifamily market) in JP, he knows what it takes to be a successful buyers'/sellers' agent, and he knows what it takes to get results. We were always confident that Josh would cut through any obstacle or BS to identify what needed to be done, with whom, and by what date.

It's great to know that he lives and works (and landlords) in the same neighborhood, because he knew the comps by heart, and he could recommend a contractor as quickly as I could ask. We were glad to have Josh on OUR side--his strategic analysis and negotiation-skills gave us as much advantage as we could have asked for.

Josh is great at interacting with people, whether other agents, his network of investors, tenants, contractors, and prospective buyers, or even cutting through the confusion with the BFD to identify our needs for smoke/monoxide alarms, -- Josh always has his "eyes on the prize".

Buying and selling is not without stress, but we knew that if something could get done, Josh could do it, and we wouldn't have to worry, double-check, or get any more involved ourselves. If we were staying in the area, I would absolutely be working with Josh this week to buy another place. Now that we've moved away (after Josh arranged the sale quickly and smoothly!), I wish we could have brought Josh with us to buy our next multi-unit!

100%, no questions, recommended!
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09/03/2014 - danke1217
Sold a Multiple Occupancy home in 2014 in Roxbury, Boston, MA.
Josh Brett had been my agent when I had recently sold a 3 family property which I owned in Jamaica Plain. He is very knowledgeable about the neighborhood as he is a long time resident and lives nearby. He was also very helpful in suggesting a good attorney to handle the closing and a company which would handle the smoke and fire alarm inspections. Josh was super at dealing with the tenants both before and during the open house and was even able to negotiate from the buyer a payment to a long term tenant to help faciltate her move. Selling a rental property.can be quite stressful,because there are so many variables but Josh was very helpful in "de-stressing" the situation. I recommend him highly....
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07/08/2014 - zourdosg
Sold a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Roslindale, Boston, MA.
Josh is an excellent Realtor! I have known him for the past 3 years now and I have nothing but good things to say about him. He helped us rent our condo 3 years ago, to most recently listing and selling the same property within a week of putting it on the market. He is extremely knowledgable and helpful with explaining every aspect from renting to selling a property. During the 3 years I've known him, he has demonstrated outstanding negotiation skills, he has been thorough, thoughtful and extremely professional. He's on the clients' side no matter what. He listened to our feedback from day one and went "Above and beyond" assisting us! I would highly recommend him to anyone. It was an absolute pleasure working with Josh!
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Jamaica Plain, MA  02130
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