Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Florence, MA.
Kate was very in helping us sell our home. The first impression I had of Kate was her extreme professionalism the first time she came to our home. She returned in 2 days to meet with my husband and I with complete portfolio of the comps in the area to help show us what we could ask for our house. She didn't try to have us list our house for a larger amount than we could realistically get for it. Kate was always ready to answer any question we had and calm us down when we got nervous. She was excellent in giving notice of when someone wanted to view our house. Kate worked closely with us during the negotiation process by giving us advice and working to keep us calm through the few inspection issues we had. I would highly recommend her and Maple and Main to anyone selling their home.
I am a lawyer in Northampton Mass. My real estate practice includes the four western counties of Massachusetts. I have worked with Kate Iles in her representation of both buyers and sellers for more than ten years. Kate is professional and personable. Her closings go off without a hitch. I frequently refer my best clients to her. She and her new office Maple and Main Realty are a great asset to the real estate business. Benjamin A. Barnes
Kate sold a house for us in 2012. The sale was of our parent's house and was an emotional experience. Kate handled the entire process very well and kept all 3
siblings informed at all times. Kate was very easy to communicate with and listened to
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $225K in Easthampton, MA.
Kate helped us buy the house and four years later helped us sell the house. Her knowledge on the local market and also what buyers were looking for was extremely helpful. Kate was able to book many showings on our house and when the right buyer came about negotiated in our best interest. In the end we got exactly what we were hoping for for price and the timeline of events that followed were smooth. Kate was also responsive to our many questions thorughout the process and also kept us well informed about what was happening. We would highly recommend working with Kate!
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $250K in South Hadley, MA.
Ater talking with two other realtors who were not helpful in terms of understanding what I was looking for, I was fortunate to come in contact with Kate Iles. She was a breath of fresh air, spent considerable time listening to me and worked with me, first by telephone and email and later in person, in finding a condo that was perfect for my needs. She went way beyond what one might expect, and was most helpful in helping me to relocate from the midwest to South Hadley, MA. I highly recommend her.
"Kate knows a house is yours before you do." This is how Kate was described to me when we were looking for a realtor, and this is how I have described Kate to friends and family who are now looking for homes with her help! She is an invaluable resource. As a local, she knows the area intimately--who grew up in which house, who your potential new neighbors are, where the best place is to do or buy anything. She is funny, direct, and smart--house hunting is a pleasant experience with her. She is very honest about possible problems with a property and never declares that anything is perfect. I, however, will say that she found a house that is perfect for us!
Bought a Single Family home in 2003 for approximately $275K in Northampton, MA.
Kate was very helpful in the process of buying my house and in her knowledge of the community and of local resources such as contractors. She has continued to be helpful in the 8 years since I bought my house.
Absolutely 5* across the board. Thoughtful, attention to detail, returns phone calls promptly. She kept me informed throughout the whole process and I highly recommend her to anyone having any real estate need.
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $175K in Northampton, MA.
Kate is the best! She guided me through the whole process of buying a house (I wouldn't have had a clue otherwise, as a first time buyer). She was incredibly helpful and generous with her time (I spent months looking at houses). I first made a bid on a bank short sale, and she knew all about the difficulties and intricacies of that. She was very realistic about how they work and gave excellent advice when I asked (which was often).
She is very well connected in the valley and so she knows people who can take care of any issue you can think of.
Kate was recommended to me by good friends, and since then I have recommended her to all my other friends as a buyer's agent. At least 3 of them have bought with her then and they all had excellent experiences too.
In addition to being extremely efficient and thorough, she has a great sense of humor, which matters a lot when you are going to spend hours with someone week after week.