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Boston Real Estate Broker Associate (13 years experience)
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Chelsea, MA.
Jeff was all around an excellent agent to work with. Once I got my loan pre-approval, he knew I was serious about buying and we were off to the races. My girlfriend and I knew we wanted to live in Chelsea and sent him every zillow listing that caught our attention, Jeff then filtered them by considering location and whether they would qualify for financing and put together our first day of showings. It quickly became apparent that he has been in this business a long time, as his knowledge about the area, home construction, interior design and financing is impressive.
There were a couple homes we toured extensively, and a couple where we didn't even go in the front door. This didn't matter to him and at no point did I feel pressured to make a decision. After we had exhausted the listings and hadn't found something we liked, I simply told him where exactly in Chelsea we wanted to live, and to let us know when something was available.
To our good fortune, a seller contacted Jeff later that month on the street that was our top choice. Jeff was able to put a deal together between us without the condo even going onto the market, we were very pleased with his negotiation advice and neutrality while representing both us and the seller. Jeff then facilitated the closing process very smoothly, having a well oiled team of real estate lawyer, financing, home inspector and appraisal. We closed right on time and are very happy in the new home!
Response from Jeffrey on 02/20/2014
I want say thank you for this wonderful review. I hope that you and your girlfriend are happy in your new home and please invite me over in the summer for drinks on your gorgeous deck on the waterfront of Chelsea.
It was truly a great real estate transaction and I love it when things go smoothly. You made a wise choice in picking that home to purchase for a reasonable price. It will turn into a great investment.
Please don't hesitate to reach out for advice and I thank you for the opportunity to have been the Real Estate Agent that you chose to work with and I wish you happiness and joy in your new home.
The waterfront district of Chelsea is a great neighborhood and I will have some condo listings coming on the market in the summer there that will be a great addition to the area. See you around Chelsea!
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Chelsea, MA
Jeff was excellent in explaining to me (a rookie) the process and what was expected to happen. He had great knowledge of the area and his communication was fantastic. I always had a response within an hour, and usually within 10 minutes. Unfortunately, my work transfer changed and I'm no longer looking for a place in Jeff's area, but I'd recommend him to anyone.
Response from Jeffrey on 04/24/2014
This was so nice of you to say! I wish you the best in your travels! I'll be here in Chelsea and East Boston if you ever wish to come back to the area or have any friends that will be looking in this area. I focus on these 2 communities and it serves my clients well to be a specialist in this area. Growing up here and living here has given me a great advantage for my clients.
Sold a Condo home in 2013 in East Boston, Boston, MA.
Jeff handled two years of rentals for me. Jeff also sold my property. Jeff Is professional, knowledgeable, and responsive. Love this guy. We talked casually and he communicates loads of information. Jeff is an agent that will always be on your side. Highly recommended.
We had a short sale and he stuck through the process for over a year. This was not easy and he was very patient and persistent with the attorney's office. This agent will definitely get the job done for you.
Response from Jeffrey on 05/19/2013
It was a 3 year relationship and we were able to accomplish all the goals that were set forth. I am happy that the transaction is over and I have a new relationship with the seller and the buyer. Whatever you need, I am your man.
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $275K in Chelsea, MA.
My girlfriend and I met Jeff at an open house for a loft where he was the listing agent. At the time, we did not have a buyer's agent representing us. Jeff was professional, kind and seemed to have a great grasp of the East Boston and Chelsea areas and more specifically their loft markets. The day we met him at his open house, Jeff was nice enough and resourceful enough to show us another loft he felt was better suited to our wants. Jeff nailed it and before we knew it, he was guiding us through an offer process. Not surprisingly, in this market, we found ourselves in a bidding war and Jeff helped us navigate and come out with a high bid that was still 5 digits under asking price. Jeff's responsiveness is amazing. I needed a lot of handholding and Jeff was there for me every step of the way. He also went above and beyond the call of duty of a normal realtor on several occasions. A few examples- he was able to find me a contractor to do some work on the place the same day I decided to do it!(closing day); he put up some of his own commission to make the deal happen to close a rather significant gap between offer and final asking price; he took calls from me at all hours (as early as 6:30am and as late as midnight) and also even took calls before, during and after minor surgery on one of the days leading up to the offer acceptance. I could go on and on, but in short, Jeffrey Bowen is a resourceful, exceptionally attentive real estate professional that knows his market extremely well and takes pride in exceeding his clients' expectations. I endorse him wholeheartedly!
Response from Jeffrey on 05/19/2013
This is the best review I have ever had! THANK YOU SO MUCH. It was a challenging transaction and I thank you for sticking with it and me. Let's plan dinner and drinks soon. THANKS SO MUCH!!!!
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $300K in East Boston, Boston, MA.
Jeff is the best! I found him to be very helpful and honest! Jeff knows the market and will provide you with the knowledge needed to make the right choice. He will stick with you from start to finish and get the job done! In short, Jeff is a true professional and a great guy to boot!
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $225K in Chelsea, MA.
I can't say enough good things about Jeff. When I needed to rent my condo, he found me an excellent tenant. When it was time to sell my condo, he found a buyer in three weeks and the transaction went through without a hitch.
He has the experience to anticipate issues so they never become problems and works closely with a group of professionals (i.e., cleaners and repairmen) to take care of last minute details.
He is extremely knowledgeable about the local market, and if I were buying another property in the area I would absolutely work with Jeff again. He's great.
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Chelsea, MA.
In my role as a real estate attorney, I have worked with Jeff on quite a few transactions and I can not say one bad thing about his work. He is efficient, wise and puts the customer first. He has helped me eliminate issues before they occur through his knowledge and experience gained over the past decade in the real estate industry. It is a real estate attorney's dream to work with someone like Jeff, as he proactively works against the "last minute hiccup" and everyone of our mutual clients were very happy with the entire transaction.
I highly recommend Jeffrey Bowen to anyone looking for a real estate agent. .
Response from Jeffrey on 03/11/2013
Matt, that is Awesome! I appreciate this stellar review and I hope to have many more real estate transactions with you. My clients love you and your team is great.
Jeff helped us buy a our first condo/property this past April. He spent countless amounts of time with us and was a wonder to work with! Being a first time homeowner and having no idea what I was doing, I asked a million questions. Jeff answered everything with a smile. We looked at property after property and ended up with an amazing condo on Meridian St. in East Boston. I look forward to working with Jeff Bowen again.
Response from Jeffrey on 02/25/2013
Wow, this made my day! I appreciate the review without me having to ask. I try hard to make everyone happy and I do the best I can. I strive for constant communication and full disclosure in all of my real estate transactions, so there are no surprises. I surround myself with the best Mortgage Brokers, Attorneys, Movers, House Cleaners, Contractors and Home Inspectors that I can find to help for a smoother transaction. THANKS! User 5179542 I know who you are and where you live!!! I want to take you guys to a Celtics Game sometime, as I know you are a big fans.
I found Jeff through Zillow and he was VERY responsive in getting back to me and we were able to meet right away. This was a cash only Commercial deal and Jeff promptly brought 2 parties to the house and we had offers from both parties right away. Jeff was extremely honest, cordial and prompt in arranging and facilitating everything that went to getting the house under agreement and ultimately sold. Jeff coordinated and hustled with the Fire Department and Water Department to receive prompt certifications to meet closing obligations. You just don't see good hustle and the ability to plan and coordinate many aspects of a complex real estate transaction. GREAT job Jeff! and Thank you.
Sold a Condo home in 2012 in East Boston, Boston, MA.
Jeff is the best broker. He helped me to secure good tenants for my Boston apartment when I moved California. When there were issues with the apartment, he helped me to resolve the issues so that i did not need to travel to attend to the issues. Finally, today he helped to sell my property and I closed today.