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Real Estate Broker, Broker (16 years experience)
Ratings & Reviews
We just moved to Cambridge and this was our first time buying a home. Charles was outstanding! I reached out to him because of the great reviews I read about him on Zillow, and he turned out to be all of that and more. He guided us through the process of searching for a home, offering information and guidance where helpful, but never over doing it. We never felt any pressure to say yes or no to any property. He has an eye for detail and was able to sense issues when our untrained eyes could not tell any difference. We ultimately ended up buying a condo that we love and paid a fair price for in a crazy overpriced housing market - and we owe a lot of that to Charles's advice<br/><br/>He was there for us every step of the way - all the way from the search to the closing, and I feel comfortable turning to him for questions even after we have started living in our new home. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home in the Cambridge and Somerville area!
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge, MA.
We just moved to Cambridge and this was our first time buying a home. Charles was outstanding! I reached out to him because of the great reviews I read about him on Zillow, and he turned out to be all of that and more. He guided us through the process of searching for a home, offering information and guidance where helpful, but never over doing it. We never felt any pressure to say yes or no to any property. He has an eye for detail and was able to sense issues when our untrained eyes could not tell any difference. We ultimately ended up buying a condo that we love and paid a fair price for in a crazy overpriced housing market - and we owe a lot of that to Charles's advice
He was there for us every step of the way - all the way from the search to the closing, and I feel comfortable turning to him for questions even after we have started living in our new home. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home in the Cambridge and Somerville area!
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $500K in Riverside, Cambridge, MA.
2 words: HIRE CHARLES! We had an fantastic experience working with Charles Cherney to sell our condo in Cambridge. We were first time home sellers and he helped us step-by-step through the ups and downs of selling a home. He truly went above and beyond to negotiate the best price for our condo despite unique challenges along the way. Charles' knowledge of the Cambridge market, attention to detail, professionalism and positive attitude were simply amazing. We would absolutely hire Charles again for any real estate transaction in the Cambridge/Boston area.
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $550K in Cambridgeport, Cambridge, MA.
Charles represented us in the recent sale of our condo in Cambridge and we couldn't be happier with either the process or the outcome--4 offers after only one weekend of open houses and 3 offers over the asking price. Right from the start, Charles was the ideal agent. He arrived at our first meeting armed with a history of sales in our neighborhood and gave us the right advice regarding staging and listing the property. There was no pressure (really!) to list with him and when we did, the paperwork was simplified and all electronic. After the inspection, Charles made himself available whenever we needed repair people to be at the condo during our working hours. The vendors he recommended were all excellent. We value good communication and Charles was also exceptional in that area. Any progress or change was relayed to us either by email or by phone (we don't text) promptly and clearly. If we should return to Cambridge at any time, we hope that Charles will be our agent again, this time on the buyer side.
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $525K in Peabody, Cambridge, MA.
We had a fantastic experience working with Charles Cherney of Hammond Real Estate in our Cambridge real estate search! We were incredibly picky in a strong seller's market which meant that Charles had to work extra hard to help us find the right spot. It took us 11 months to find the right property. Charles was there for us the whole time, sending listings and letting us know which properties were worth pursuing. We received very prompt email responses any time we had questions. Charles is probably THE most knowledgeable agent in Cambridge, and his feedback and advice were key to our eventual success in purchasing a wonderful condominium. He helped us keep on track and avoid tempting properties which did not make sense financially. You will be a successful and happy buyer if you work with Charles Cherney!
Bought a home in 2013 in East Somerville, Somerville, MA 02145.
As first-time homebuyers we were extraordinarily nervous entering the market. After interviewing a few agents we decided upon Charles - and honestly I think it was the best decision we made during the whole process. Charles guided us through the (crazy) Somerville market pointing out red flags in potential homes we might have jumped on and reassuring us when we finally found the perfect home for us.
During the process, you deal with a ton of brokers, lawyers, and other agents. Something that really made Charles stand out is how amazingly great he is at communication. If I called. He picked up. If I sent an email (no matter how trivial) I got a response back within 15 minutes. I cannot express how helpful this was and how much I appreciate having Charles on my side. I would not even consider working with another broker in Somerville or Cambridge and cannot recommend him highly enough!!!
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $550K in Somerville, MA.
We spent more than a year and a half looking for a house in the Somerville/Cambridge area and each time we kept coming up short. A friend recommended Charles and he was successful on his first bid.
You won't find a more knowledgeable agent than Charles in this area, or a more responsive one. As for closing the deal, he ably guided us through our first home purchase and removed much of the stress and worry from the process.
Sold a Multi Family home in 2013 for approximately $400K in Cambridgeport, Cambridge, MA.
Charles is fantastic. We met Charles the week before we moved out. He handled our condo's cleaning and staging after we had left. Everything was done remotely and it was effortless on our part. He researched market trends and buying patterns and came up with a great strategy. I believe he has also set a sales record for our area in terms of price per square foot.
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $500K in Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge, MA.
My husband and I recently worked with Charles Cherney of Hammond Real Estate to both sell our Cambridge home well over asking and to get a great deal on the purchase of a new home in Somerville. He exceeded our expectations of an agent in every way possible, quickly becoming our most trusted advisor in the process. Charles is a straight talker who consistently provided us sound advice that illustrated the depths of his understanding of our current and future needs in a home.
We felt as though we were his only clients throughout the entire process, Charles always seemed to have all the time in the world for us. He is a consummate professional - punctual, thorough and knowledgable. Charles has great instincts and creative suggestions for putting together a winning bid. In the sale of our home, Charles was able to set a price that attracted multiple strong offers well above our wildest expectations. If you are looking to make the winning bid in a competitive market or to get top dollar on a sale, we strongly recommend you consider working with Charles Cherney of Hammond Real Estate.
Sold a Condo home in 2013 in Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge, MA.
My wife and I sold our condo in Cambridge with the help of Charles Cherney. I got in touch with him through a recommendation and I was instantly at ease Charles. He is extremely professional and kind, while having an infinite amount of patience.
Throughout the entire process, Charles kept in constant contact with us and reminded us about all of the things we needed to take care. Even when we got behind on some of the steps due to our own ineptitude, Charles was very friendly in reminding us how to get back on track. He seemed like he had done this a thousand times before and it really felt like he wanted to make the goal of selling our condo a smooth process. Charles also made it easy for us by arranging the staging, cleaning and repairs. Charles was by our side making sure all was in order and very observant of every detail.
We ended up selling our condo very quickly, received several offers and sold over asking price. I would recommend Charles Cherney of Hammond Real Estate to anyone that is in the market for buying or selling. He's a top notch Realtor.
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $300K in Somerville, MA.
My wife and I worked with Charles while seeking to purchase a condo in the Davis Square area of Somerville. We were first time homebuyers and did successfully make a purchase in the summer of 2013.
- Charles was very knowledgeable about the areas that we were looking in (Somerville and Cambridge).
- When it came time to make an offer, he helped us think through how much we should offer on the property. We were offering significantly over the asking price of the property, which made us very nervous, but he helped us think this through and as it turned out, after our offer was accepted, the property was appraised at higher than we paid, so the offer amount was a good one.
- Charles helped us through the process of obtaining our mortgage and was diligent in obtaining information from the selling agent (who was not very responsive to our needs).
- After the closing, when Charles found out that we were subletting our apartment for a few months (including our furniture) and would be temporarily without a bed, he straight up gave us a nice futon that he had but was not using. Unexpected and very much appreciated.
Overall we were very glad that we ended up with Charles as our agent.