Real Estate Broker (16 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Consulting

Ratings & Reviews

You will not find a better agent than Charles Cherney. He helped sell our condo in Somerville, MA. He has an uncanny instinct for how to best showcase the property - everything from what modifications would increase value to what modifications are not needed. His project management skills are superb - keeping the process on-track end-to-end, from the initial preparation all the way to closing and terminating utility bills. Save yourself the time in looking for other agents - just call Charles.

  

08/28/2015 - rajan8
Sold a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $650K in Somerville, MA.

You will not find a better agent than Charles Cherney. He helped sell our condo in Somerville, MA. He has an uncanny instinct for how to best showcase the property - everything from what modifications would increase value to what modifications are not needed. His project management skills are superb - keeping the process on-track end-to-end, from the initial preparation all the way to closing and terminating utility bills. Save yourself the time in looking for other agents - just call Charles.

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08/12/2015 - rsaltca
Bought a Condo home in 2015 in East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA.

I spent an entire year looking for the right condo in Cambridge or Somerville with the help of Charles Cherney at Hammond Realty. Each week Charles sent me an email of real estate listings that met my criteria. I am sure this was automated but he would often send a separate message with listings that he thought were especially good for me. I always found him to be very accessible. He was very candid and added objective opinions on any property that I mentioned to him. I recall comments such as, "great tree lined street with no utility poles" or "be aware that there will be lots of construction in that area very shortly." I found these additional comments to be very helpful in my purchase decision. Charles knows the area very thoroughly and I would recommend him to anyone looking for property in Cambridge or Somerville.

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07/26/2015 - mterry8
Sold a home in 2015 in Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Charles Cherney did a great job selling my home. Communicating with Charles was a breeze from start to finish. His knowledge of the Cambridge market and guidance throughout the process was instrumental to the quick sale of my home. Charles Cherney exceeded my expectations, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in Cambridge.

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07/22/2015 - zuser20141220103426492
Bought a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $550K in Arlington, MA.

Charles was a pleasure! I can not say enough good things about my experience working with him. I'm a first time homeowner and Charles shepherded me through the process from A-Z. He takes the time to listen and really offers a consultative approach. I was back and forth on a number of condos and he actually steered me away from a property that his trained eye recognized was not the best investment. I could have easily purchased it and he would have made his commission, but Charles was committed to partnering with me so I could find the best property for me. I think that says a lot about his commitment to excellence in customer satisfaction.

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07/16/2015 - Eadaoin
Bought a Townhouse home in 2015 for approximately $450K in The Port - Area 4, Cambridge, MA.

I cannot praise Charles Cherney enough for the work that he did helping me to purchase my condo in Cambridge. Charles was recommended to me by a family friend who worked with him a few years ago and gave him an equally enthusiastic recommendation. As a first time home buyer, with little familiarity with the housing market in Cambridge, Charles did an excellent job of preparing me to become a successful buyer in this extremely competitive market. Charles warned me of the tough road ahead, and pointed out ways in which other buyers were strengthening their offers, while still encouraging me to to pursue my goal, and not pressuring me to make concessions that I was uncomfortable with. Additionally, he was not afraid to warn me when he felt that a property was being over sold or possessed hidden flaws or risks. While the process of buying a condo with a budget on the lower end of the spectrum was as challenging as Charles described, due to his hard work I was ultimately successful. Charles kept a keen eye on the market and found a condo that had everything I was looking for that was not being marketed to its full potential, due to tenants who were currently living there. While I was being distracted by smaller but more well staged properties with deceptively low asking prices (that eventually sold for way over the asking price), Charles leapt on this hidden gem, and showed me its full potential. While there were still multiple offers on this property, due to Charles' excellent preparation, my offer was ultimately accepted. After my offer was accepted, Charles continued to be extremely helpful, checking in regularly, and recommending an equally capable team of attorneys and lenders to help me finalize my purchase. I am now the proud owner of a fantastic 2 bedroom condo, with parking, a basement, and outdoor space in Central Square. A statement that I would not have believed a few months ago, and that I entirely attribute to Charles Cherney's excellent work as a real estate broker.

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01/12/2015 - novak187
Listed, but didn't sell my Multi Family home in 2014 in West Cambridge, Cambridge, MA.

We give our highest recommendation of Charles Cherney to anyone seeking a Real Estate broker in Cambridge, Ma. As soon as we met Charles, we knew that he was the right broker to represent our family in the sale of our Cambridge property. He was the consummate professional throughout the selling process. He is so knowledgeable of the Cambridge Real Estate market that we had full confidence in his recommendation regarding the listing price of the property. His subsequent attention to every detail of the process once we had established the listing price only reinforced for us that we had made the right decision to work with Charles. We cannot imagine having an easier, more professional and client focused experience than our recent experience with Charles Cherney.

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01/06/2015 - psl2
Sold a home in 2014 in North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02140.

We highly recommend Charles Cherney as a listing agent. We owned the two units making up a two-family house in Cambridge. Charles recommended that we market the house as both a two-family house and as two condos. He carefully advised us on preparing our place for the market and pushed us on clearing the house out so that prospective buyers could envision themselves there rather than moving into someone else’s house! Working together, we got the place looking great for showings. We had many offers after the first weekend on the market, resulting in a strong price substantially over the asking price.

After all the agreements were in place, Charles remained in touch with us and continued to give us excellent advice about open issues as we worked out details about moving dates, items to remain in the house, etc. It was a huge relief to be able to consult with Charles rather than figuring out all these business issues on our own.

Charles Cherney is an experienced and knowledgeable Realtor. We are happy to have selected him as our listing agent.

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12/22/2014 - nschwarzschild
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.475M in Peabody, Cambridge, MA.

We highly recommend Charles Cherney as a buyer’s agent. We had a year-long odyssey of house hunting which eventually culminated in a wonderful new home in Cambridge.

I thought that all we really needed was someone to advise us in a bidding war, but it turned out that Charles offered much more. While Charles’ sage advice proved effective strategically, he was also wonderfully helpful in many other aspects of the house hunt. He reflected back to us what he knew we wanted and whether he found the prospect to meet our criteria, and he gave us advice on whether properties that we liked or disliked were of sufficient quality to warrant our interest.

When we finally found a house that we really wanted, Charles was again there to advise on the merits of the house and then to guide us in another bidding war. It was nail biter but in the best and final we had a winning bid.

Charles Cherney is very smart as well as market savvy. He listens well and understands people. He is on top of the market. He is pleasant to work with, always clear, and quick to respond and communicate when timing is critical. I could not have asked for more in a buyer’s agent.

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11/30/2014 - thk2000
Sold a Condo home in 2014 in Aggasiz - Harvard North, Cambridge, MA.

I owned a condo in Cambridge and was selling it while living in NM. Being remote required an agent who communicated, was transparent and honest. Charles cleared the bar on each by light years. The few minor issues we encountered Charles handled with expediency and the condo sold and closed at a fair price and on time. Terrific in all regards.

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11/09/2014 - SBB77
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $625K in Somerville, MA.

I normally don't take time to write a review but I feel compelled to inform any buyers or sellers in Somerville or Cambridge about Charles Cherney of Hammond Real Estate. Charles' dedication to his clients is remarkable. He is a true professional in every sense of the word. When I began my search for a listing agent, I wanted someone who really knows Somerville - someone like Charles! The positive check marks started there. My first meeting with him was very informative. Thereafter, his follow up with me with any questions I had for him was always quick and efficient and on the mark. It took me a year to decide to list my house for sale. Charles was patient with me and stayed in touch. Once I decided to list for sale, he identified all the things I should do, clearly communicating each and every step of the process with me. I didn't have to worry about forgetting something or taking time off work to do things, because Charles was there for me. He did everything and attended every showing of my home. Anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Somerville or Cambridge ought to take the time to meet with Charles Cherney. Charles follows up and follows through.

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