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Christine Smith Reviews

Christine Smith
REALTOR (24 years experience)
13 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Relocation, Legal, Title

 
- Highly likely to recommend
07/15/2014 - paul617
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $350K in Norfolk, MA.
I cannot imagine a more effective buyer’s agent than Christine Smith. When we met Christine, we were attempting to sell our house ourselves (FSBO). Our lender required that we sell our current home before buying our next place. Not wanting to be caught homeless, we engaged Christine to begin showing us some possibilities for the next home. After a period of time of showing us some options, our house still had not sold, and at our request Christine put us in touch with a seller’s agent who ultimately got our house under agreement within a week. Great news, but at that point we needed to find our next place asap! Christine showed us a multitude of options and was extremely helpful in evaluating the pros and cons of each. Christine always followed up each visit with a detailed email with her thoughts – we found these to be incredibly valuable - and made herself readily available for phone calls, follow up showings, etc. In the end, Christine helped us find our dream house and navigated some rather difficult waters as we tried to time the close on both houses. We really cannot thank Christine enough for all that she did for us. She has our unequivocal recommendation.
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Response from Christine on 07/16/2014
Thank you for the review Paul! I appreciate it! Wishing you many years of happiness in your new home.

 

- Highly likely to recommend
07/07/2014 - krista1312
Bought a home in 2014.
I highly recommend Christine Smith of Buyers Broker Only. Christine is incredibly knowledgeable, hard-working, and simply the best broker a home-buyer can have. She knows a lot about the area and the home-buying experience.

Christine helped my husband and I buy our dream home in a difficult market where homes were consistently getting multiple offers often within days of being listed. Christine guided us through this process, offered us fantastic advice, and kept us informed the whole time. She was a fantastic negotiator and helped us make the right offer.

Besides being an excellent broker, Christine is a kind and wonderful person. I enjoyed looking at houses with her and felt comfortable asking her all of the questions I had--and as a first time home buyer I had a lot!

I highly recommend Christine to anyone looking for a property---she is the best!
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Response from Christine on 07/08/2014
Thank you so much for the kind words! It was my pleasure to help you find your home!

 

- Highly likely to recommend
01/31/2014 - user0759618
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Rockland, MA.
We were first time home buyers and a friend of mine referred us to Christine Smith at Buyers Brokers Only for assistance with the process. We couldn't have made a better first step! My fiance and I were woefully undereducated about the home buying process and when Christine met with us, she clearly explained each step, why it was important to the overall process, and when during the time line of events it should happen. Not only did she set us up with appropriate expectations from the beginning but she also patiently answered the onslaught of follow-up questions via email in the days that followed. We liked her immediately.

Christine made herself more than reasonably available to go look at houses with us, giving us full weekend afternoons several times. Since we were looking for antique homes, Christine even happily indulged our requests to see several properties a second time so that we could bring along our contractor. Additionally, she quickly worked up thorough market analyses on the houses in which we were most interested which served as another useful tool to help us understand the industry.

Once we found our dream house (really, it is our DREAM house), Christine provided referrals to equally professional vendors for our mortgage, legal representation, and home inspection. She made sure we knew her recommendations were only that and we were free to choose whomever we wanted for any of those services. We fully trusted her at that point, however, and were happy to hire her referrals. As soon as the offer went in, Christine was a diligent task master in keeping all of us on track so that there were no delays or opportunities for anything to fall through the cracks. We closed on schedule and within a month of offer acceptance.

The home buying process is intimidating, particularly for first timers and I can't say enough how wonderful it was to have someone who we trusted completely leading the charge on this adventure. While I don't think we'll be in the market for a new home anytime soon, I would absolutely recommend her and her firm to anyone who is.
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- Highly likely to recommend
01/25/2014 - user949605
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $300K in Dedham, MA.
Back in spring of 2012, my wife and I were in the market for a home, with a somewhat tight deadline. We initially started working with another agent at BBO, but due to his schedule, we were handed over to Christine. Not only did she pick up our relationship without a hiccup, but she ended being an even better option due to her knowledge of our target area. She was very prompt with responses and also very clear and concise with her information, not only about the market in general, but also about the particular homes we viewed. Her 24 year experience definitely shined through in this aspect. During our offer process, she was helpful with all questions we had as first time home buyers, and even offered candid guidance on little known facts on what to expect; she was definitely on our side-and be sure she will also be on yours during your own search!

Brian and Vera
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- Highly likely to recommend
11/29/2012 - lynn.mcnamee22
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $225K in Randolph, MA.
Buyers Brokers Only is the way to go when purchasing a home. You won't get a high-pressure salesperson driving you crazy. They let you find your way, and only offer opinions when asked. Your agent is also a Real Estate Lawyer, so ALL of the details are covered. Christine Smith represented us and our interests fully and I would recommend her and the company to anyone in the market for a new home.
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- Highly likely to recommend
10/30/2012 - user4159127
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $375K in Mansfield, MA.
Christine was referred to me from a co worker who had recently purchased a house in a town I was considering.

One weekend I randomly stopped at an open house and ended up really liking the house. Christine came to see it with me the next day and I told Christine what I was willing to offer. Christine ran the numbers and concluded the asking price was way too high for what similar houses in the area were selling for, and what I was going to offer was too high of a starting point. Christine was very honest in letting me know that it is my decision and if I wanted to move forward with those numbers that she would present them to the seller. A lot of realtors would have just said "okay" and presented the offer I was willing to make to the seller. The fact that Christine came back to me and told me my numbers were too high really showed she cared about my best interests and wasn't just trying to make a sale.

I ended up buying a house that was better than I ever imagined, and it wouldn't have happened without Christine's guidance. Christine was very responsive to all of my emails, flexible with schedules, and guided me throughout the whole process which I really appreciated as a first time home buyer. I would highly recommend Christine!
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Response from Christine on 11/01/2012
Thank you for the review! I appreciate it. So happy we found the right house for you!

 

- Highly likely to recommend
10/26/2012 - user2075585
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $550K in Canton, MA.
Christine was wonderful!! she made the home buying process so much easier than it would have been without her. I honestly cannot say a single negative thing about our experiencing with Christine - and the face that she is a lawyer as well was so refreshing. She absolutely knew her stuff and we consider ourselves so lucky that we found her to help us buy our first home!
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- Highly likely to recommend
10/04/2012 - user902273
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.075M in Walpole, MA.
Christine was phenomenal! When we first talked to her, we thought we had found "the one". Instead of just confirming what we liked, she pointed out important issues for us to consider. We ended up not making an offer on that house. Christine showed us a ton of houses, all over the place in terms of price and location. I highly recommend her as an agent as she has two essential but rare qualities, she is honest and extremely knowledgeable. In this market, you need something much more than an agent to show you houses, you need an advocate like Christine Smith, representing your interests throughout the process.
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Response from Christine on 10/13/2012
Thank you very much for the review! It was my pleasure to assist you & your family in your home search.

 

- Highly likely to recommend
06/25/2012 - user2388787
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $250K in Stoughton, MA.
In looking for our first home, I had no idea how to find a real estate agent. I'm so glad that my Internet searching led us to Christine Smith.

First, having an agent who's an exclusive buyer's agent reassured me that Christine would always be looking out for my interests first. She was available and accessible for all of our questions throughout the process. We were relatively new to the Canton/Stoughton area, so Christine's knowledge and long history in the community was a huge help. She was willing to show us as many homes as it took for us to find the right place, and brought up issues and questions that we might not have thought of on our own.

We found ourselves in the unfortunate circumstance of having our offer accepted on a home and then having major issues come up during the inspection. Christine's counsel was invaluable. She helped us to clarify what our bottom line non-negotiables were, came up with a strategy, communicated effectively with the seller's agent, and was supportive when we had to walk away.

When you're buying your first home, you want the process to be as easy as possible. The fact that Christine was also our attorney made the whole process work smoothly (not to mention the money we saved by not having to hire someone to represent us), and the legal insights that she provided throughout were much appreciated. Once we finally found our house, Christine sent detailed emails with all the steps and the timeline clearly explained so I could refer back to it and knew exactly what to expect and when. She connected us with other professionals who were equally helpful.

Beyond Christine's real estate expertise, she is friendly, personable, patient and highly professional. I recommend her without hesitation!
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Response from Christine on 06/26/2012
Thank you for the review! It was my pleasure working with you. I hope you are enjoying the new house!

 

- Highly likely to recommend
06/23/2012 - Lanna Chan
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $250K in Holbrook, MA.
I found out about Buyers Brokers Only from Yelp.com and boy am I glad I chose them to purchase my new home! I chose them because they have the highest ratings when it comes to real estate.

I am very happy in working with Christine Smith! She is knowledgeable, understanding, extremely quick on her email responses and phone calls, honest, friendly, easy to talk to, patient, courteous, professional and never thinks any question you ask is a dumb question! As a first time home buyer, you tend to think you are asking really dumb questions so you are afraid to ask because you don't want to look like a fool, but I never felt uncomfortable to ask her anything! She is always available to answer anything I ask her, even on holidays or time off! She's very quick in answering emails too! I loved my experience with her! Whenever she sees a problem in a house, she would point them out, even when I didn't even see them! And she's VERY honest with her opinions and ideas. She always told me to make the decision based on how I feel and that it's best for me. She doesn't push me to do anything, which is great! She always answer my questions thoroughly and with every detail she can so that I would understand it fully. She has truly made my experience far better than what I expected and I highly recommend her to anybody looking for a new home. All my transactions went so smoothly and timely. I picked a real estate agent before her but she was far away so I decided to find another real estate agent that is closer to where I lived and around the vicinity of where I'm looking because I thought maybe she will have more knowledge about the neighborhood and surrounding areas. I didn't want to end up in a shady neighborhood. I absolutely did not regret choosing her!

I love the fact that they are both lawyer and real estate agent, all in one. It really does save a lot of time and effort when one person knows all. Also they are 100% loyal and dedicated to the buyer only, which is very important! They are very professional and easy to work with. I highly recommend them if you are looking for a new home!

Choose them and you won't regret it!
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Response from Christine on 06/25/2012
Thanks so much for the review and recommendation!

 

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95 Washington St., #104-126
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