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Gretchen and my Real Estate office have worked together for many years. We have found Gretchen to be not only very knowledgeable in her area of expertise, but to also be extremely professional. Gretchen works very hard for her clients.
Helped me rent a Single Family home in Andover, MA.
Gretchen assisted us in leasing a SFH. She exhibited professionalism throughout the process. Gretchen also acted as liaison between us and the landlord when issues arose related to the maintenance/repairs to the home. She resolved all issues in an expeditious and satisfactory manner. We would highly recommend Gretchen Papineau.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $550K in Salem, NH.
I have purchased a home from a client of Gretchen's, as well as sold my home using Gretchen as my agent and I can't say enough good things about her as an agent! Her knowledge of the market is excellent and was able to make great recommendations on pricing our home. She was very helpful guiding my wife and I through the sale of our home, from listing the house to its final sale.
Response from Gretchen on 10/22/2014
Thank you Kevin! It was a pleasure working with you and Emma again. I really appreciate the opportunity to work with you. Gretchen
Gretchen is a great real estate agent who can help move your home. She takes the time to help you understand the current market conditions so you are comfortable with where the process is going. Her pre-listing preparations were instrumental in helping us obtain multiple offers, one even before the open house!
In addition to her skills as a realtor, she has great interpersonal skills too. These can really come in handy when dealing with stressful situations such as selling a house. She can help talk you through many of the difficult decisions and help your family work together as a team for a positive outcome.
I am a tough grader that rarely gives 5 stars for anything, but Gretchen really earned her stars here.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $650K in North Andover, MA.
I do not know why any seller in North Andover/Andover Massachusetts would have any other realtor other than Gretchen Papineau!! Her team has the best marketing and customer service skills. We have sold 5 other homes and she by far is the BEST realtor. Our house sold in 3 days WITH MULTIPLE OFFERS which got us a price OVER ASKING!!! This means it was priced correctly AND marketed aggressively. Gretchen is THE BEST!!!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in North Andover, MA.
It was a pleasure working with Gretchen to sell my home. Since this was my first transaction with selling a home I was very apprehensive to work with an agent, but Gretchen put my fears at ease. She is extremely professional, knowledgeable and dedicated to her clients. She spent time with us to understand our needs and expectations prior to listing the home and patiently explained the paperwork and process of the sale. Once the house was listed she promoted the home and followed through with all leads ensuring anyone and everyone with an interest was contacted. She always negotiated with my needs as her first priority. You won’t be disappointed working with Gretchen, she’s the best in her field.
Gretchen is on the very top of the heap of real estate professionals. She worked her tail off for us, was constantly available, supportive and very, very patient. She found us the right house in the right location just when we thought we were going to be long-term apartment dwellers. Her knowledge of the area is unsurpassed. Gretchen came along as we parted with our previous buyer's agent (relocation firm provided) and the difference was night and day. She listened patiently to our needs, provided unbiased, relevant insights and helped navigate the rather "unfamiliar" Massachusetts home purchase landscape for us. She'd be my first choice for a real estate professional when we're ready to sell or buy again!
Sold a Multi Family home in 2013 for approximately $425K in Andover, MA.
Gretchen did a great job helping us sell our house. She helped us quickly find a buyer and her experience was extremely helpful in getting us through all the post-agreement challenges necessary to finalize the sale (inspections, appraisals, etc.)
Response from Gretchen on 11/26/2013
Jim - Thank you for your strong review! I appreciate it. It was a pleasure to work with you and Beth to reach our mutual goal of generating multiple offers. We found a good buyer! Take care.
We would highly recommend Gretchen. She is professional and thorough. She assisted us in developing and managing the timeline to create the most demand after the listing went live. As issues arise, and they will, Gretchen stays calm and provides guidance based on a lot of experience.
Response from Gretchen on 11/20/2013
Thank you Mike! It was a pleasure to work with you and Martha.