- Highly likely to recommend
07/10/2012 - user0100809
Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $250K in East Boston, Boston, MA.
I would like to say that working with Jeffrey over the past nearly 2 years has been an extreme pleasure. Being that I moved to the west coast Jeffrey assured me everything will be OK and that he would take care of everything, which he did. His knowledge, expertise and professionalism helped me rent my property for a year with ease. His determination to sell the property once I decided to list it was 100% positive and motivate to find the right buyer for my property.

Needless to say we just closed on my property through a flawless transaction and I was able to move on from my property.

I would be remiss if I did not say to any of those who are looking for assistance in renting, selling, or buying a property to consider Jeffrey because if you do not I promise you will have regrets.
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Response from Jeffrey on 07/10/2012
Raymie, It was 2 years, but we got it done! We got a good tenant and then a cash buyer. Thanks for sticking with me through it all. It was an absolute pleasure working with you. If you ever move back to the Bay State then please look me up. This is my 11th year helping people rent, sell and buy homes and there is nothing more that I would rather be doing right now. Good luck in Sunny California and THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE REPEAT BUSINESS! -Jeff

 

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06/23/2012 - Ali Bird
Bought a home in 2012.
After looking at houses in the middle-of-nowhere Massachusetts for several months with a different realtor, my boyfriend and I started looking at condos in Boston. We reached out to Jeff because he seemed to have a great deal of knowledge about the Boston area and East Boston in particular.

I believe it was a Wednesday evening that we met at the first listing and after the showing Jeff spent about 2-3 hours driving us around East Boston and explaining the pros and cons of each part of town. Since we had never spent time in Eastie, this was incredibly helpful. He grew up and still lives in the area, so nobody can know this area better than a local.

Unlike the review below, I found him incredibly responsive. He typically responded within an hour (even when we emailed him late at night, which was often) and the only time we couldn't get a hold of him it was because his car had been demolished that day - a pretty good reason if you ask me!

Jeff was always very optimistic and positive, and that is a really key component when you're spending a bunch of time looking at homes with a realtor. He was patient as we explored each place (we went through quite a bunch) and knew the ins and outs of each listing.

I would definitely recommend Jeff as a realtor to my friends. Not only is he knowledgable and professional, but also fun to hang with! Great sense of humor. The only reason I opted for 3 stars for negotiating is because our condo was already under agreement by another couple and when we had the opportunity, we just scooped up the property - there wasn't much wiggle room for negotiating in this unique case. But to that point, Jeff would always let us know which properties he felt were overpriced or a great deal.

Overall, Jeff Bowen is a fantastic realtor and I highly recommend him.
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Response from Jeffrey on 07/05/2012
OMG, I love you guys. Thanks for saying all those nice things about me. After the last review from someone I have never met, this made me feel very good. I appreciate you taking the time out of your busy day to do this. The East Boston market will peak in 3-5 years in my estimation of what is taking place in South Boston, Charelstown, Somerville and Cambridge real estate markets right now. I am happy that you got to purchase such a beautiful condo in East Boston, while the prices are still reasonable. Thanks - Jeff

 

- Highly likely to recommend
03/09/2012 - user597786
Sold a Condo home in 2012 in East Boston, Boston, MA.
Jeff is a great real estate agent. He has assisted me in selling 2 condos and searching for other investment opportunities. His marketing efforts far exceed anything I have experienced with other agents in the past. Jeff is also very knowledgable, well respected in the industry, and extremely responsive. I will continue to work with Jeff in the future and highly recommend his services to others.

Thanks Jeff!
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Response from Jeffrey on 03/09/2012
You made my day, week and month when I read this! I hope that I can be of service for many years to come. I love the way that you are so calm about all the hoops and hurdles that you and we had to face in these transactions. Growing up in East Boston and Chelsea has given me an understanding of where the market has been, where it is today and where it is headed. Thanks for doing this review and thanks for doing it on your own accord.

 

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04/13/2011 - djnoe85
Bought a home in 2011.
Our experience with Jeffrey was extremely positive from the start. He was very insightful regarding the current real estate market, the neighborhood in which we were looking to buy, and potential resale value. Jeffrey was very prompt and facilitated the approval process (which was bit more complicated than usual as we had to have the condo approved for FHA before we could buy). Besides his professionalism, he was a genuine pleasure to work with. In the end, thanks to Jeffrey's hard work, we bought the ideal condo for us. It was EXACTLY what we were hoping for.
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Response from Jeffrey on 04/14/2011
Daniel and Alanna, The pleasure was all mine. I wish all my clients were as pleasant to work with as you both were. Can I clone you two? I am glad that you got a 3 bedroom for the price of a 2 bedrooom. Thanks!

 

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03/04/2011 - genevrafaber
Sold a home in 2011.
Jeff is a great agent. He has helped me buy 3 condos and has sold 2 for me. I have had many real estate agents in the past but Jeff is the first that I would recommend to a friend and use again. He goes above and beyond the call of duty.
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03/03/2011 - Rayvis16
Helped me rent a home.
Jeffery Bowen is always a pleasure to work with. Jeffery's understanding of real estate, the surrounding towns & communities, and vast knowledge of financing options is what sets him above the normal real estate agent. Jeffery is a leader in this business and I recommend him to anyone looking to venture into purchasing or selling real estate. Jeffery goes above and beyond expectations every time as someone you can always count on. Thank you Jeffrey for the continuous help over the years.

Matthew Raymond RAYVIS Construction Inc.
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Response from Jeffrey on 03/03/2011
Thanks Matt! And if you need a residential general contractor for home renovations then contact Matt Raymond of rayvis construction.

 

- Highly likely to recommend
02/18/2011 - altawila
Bought a home in 2011.
Jeffrey has been a great advocate, agent and expert. We had a tall order for him. A loft, near or in the city, along the train line, within budget, parking, pet friendly, and close to highways. He was able to find us the perfect condo that met every one of our needs. We are new to Boston, so his experience growing up in this city was beneficial. He has access to some of the best affordable yet luxury units in and around Boston. This helped as we came to realize that the perfect unit is hard to find, and when you do find one, you need to jump on it. Craigslist does not really reflect what is available. We did run into some snags along the way, but in the end, Jeff came through. He handled all obstacles with professionalism and tact. He is a good agent to have on your side. When I am ready to purchase, I will be using jeff and recommend you do so as well.
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Response from Jeffrey on 02/21/2011
Ahmed, thank you! I love when I make my clients happy and find them exactly what they are looking for. Thank you for your patience in this transaction. I hope you and your fiance' are happy in your new loft.

 

- Highly likely to recommend
01/15/2011 - rtdolan
Sold a Condo home in 2009 in Chelsea, MA.
Jeff worked very hard over several months to finish a complicated process in my sale. He has a passion for real estate and he knows his neighborhoods very well. I felt that he cared about making things work for everyone involved. He was always responsive and followed up on details to solve problems. I was very happy to have him as my agent.
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Response from Jeffrey on 02/18/2011
Thanks Rob. I really appreciate that you did this without me having to ask you! So kind.

 

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02/20/2014 - marekhirsch
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!
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Response from Jeffrey on 02/20/2014
Marek, 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!

 

- Highly likely to recommend
09/24/2013 - user6724508
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.

thanks Jeff!
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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. Thanks, Jeff Bowen www.bostonjeff.com jeff@bostonjeff.com 781-201-9488

 

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