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Lara Gordon
Realtor

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting

 
- Highly likely to recommend
10/26/2013 - MimiWong
Sold a home in 2013.
It was an absolute breeze working with Laura. We were impressed with how much research and preparation she did for every meeting she conducted with us. Her in-depth knowledge of our local market gave us the confidence to price our property higher than we originally planned, while still being competitive. We are certain that she maximized the foot-traffic into our open house by cross-posting our listing in her fantastic blog and on social media. Everything about our transaction with her was above and beyond, not to mention that she is lovely to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Cambridge/Somerville area!
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- Highly likely to recommend
04/26/2012 - user227699
Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $425K in The Port - Area 4, Cambridge, MA.
We were very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Lara. After interviewing four realtors with whom to list our condo, we went with Lara because she demonstrated the best understanding of our property, including appropriate pricing, and intimate/accurate knowledge of the current real estate market in our area.

Lara made us feel as though we were her only clients. She was responsive to all of our inquiries, maintained excellent communication via phone/email/text during each step of the sales process, and anticipated potential issues. Lara took the time to learn about our property and neighborhood, and she was present for every showing, well equipped to answer questions and promote interest in several prospective buyers.

Within one week we had several offers, in large part due to her extensive online and word-of-mouth marketing and well-timed open houses, and Lara skillfully helped to negotiate to get our asking price. She guided us through the closing process calmly resolving the inevitable last-minute obstacles with professionalism, humor and poise.

We would recommend Lara very highly to anyone listing their home for sale. We can't imagine our sale going any better than it did.
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04/17/2012 - user108628
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $450K in The Port - Area 4, Cambridge, MA.
Lara did an incredible job helping us buy and close on our condo. We were working on an impossibly tight timeline (we had to make an offer within 4 hours, get mortgage pre-approval and inspection done within a few days of our offer acceptance, etc) in a highly competitive Cambridge housing market (the condo we bought had only been on the market for a couple days), and Lara was extremely responsive, helpful, and confident throughout such a stressful process. She's incredibly personable, and really makes it obvious that she's on your side throughout the home buying process. I could write on an on about what a great job she did to navigate us through the complexities and extraneous nagging details that come with buying a house, how good she was at monitoring and checking in with us, or how nice it was for her to follow up with us after all was said in done to see whether we had any questions, but I don't think I'd be able to do her justice. I would HIGHLY recommend working with Lara if you're looking to buy.
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- Highly likely to recommend
04/15/2012 - user425021
Sold a home in 2010.
We met with another realty company in Somerville in 2010. Having been involved in two other home sales, one that went very badly. I knew the vibe wasn't quite right.

I'm not even sure how I found Lara, but I'm glad we did! From the moment we met we knew she was the realtor for our particular needs. Lara had confidence, understanding & personality that lacked with another company. In short, we all clicked!

Lara sold our beloved grandmothers 100 year old home within a short time-line specified during a down & volatile market. One of the hardest concepts for the sale of a family home is to take the emotion out of the mix while trying to understand a changing market in the Somerville area. Estate sales are never easy.

The wonderful memory filled old home had fallen in disrepair over the years since my grandmothers death, one member of the family had taken charge and unfortunately failed in upkeep. The home was beyond a typical home-buyers purchase needing total rehabilitation.

2010/2011 was one of the snowiest winters in years, coupled with below freezing weather which resulted in a major water line break and damage. Lara was not rattled by this instead moving forward towards the spring market changing strategy as the market & house condition changed.

Having to deal with nine family members and one non-family member scattered throughout the U.S. was no easy feat. Lara remained calm, cool and collected the entire time. Something I'm not sure I could have done myself. Lawyers, faxes, signatures a maze of paperwork with three separate estates involving ten people for the sale of one home. A challenge indeed.

I commend Lara on her diligence & negotiation skills. She treated our family with honesty, respect & dignity. Right down to negotiating the plants that were removed from the yard. I cried when my grandmothers roses bloomed last year.

Our family has high expectations, Lara met & exceeded all of them.

Not only would I recommend Lara to others, I have!
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- Highly likely to recommend
04/11/2012 - user450163
Bought a Other home in 2012 in Somerville, MA.
We had one of the best experiences possible buying Real Estate working with Lara. We had passing knowledge of Cambridge/Somerville when we started the process. Lara introduced us to the neighborhoods and squares for livability and amenities getting to know us and what we wanted and needed in the process. We were not on a fast track in a hurry to buy, but that did not phase Lara. She was very patient and accommodating ultimately finding us exactly what we wanted, in Inman Square, an area we had not initially considered but which we now love. Lara is hard working and responsive, often sending information and follow up details late into the night and early in the morning. If you are looking for the hard charging, fast talking go go sales animal in the Mercedes, keep looking. If you want thoughtful, hard working, attentive representation, Lara Gordon is the realtor you seek.
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- Highly likely to recommend
06/05/2011 - Starsborne
Bought a home in 2011.
For us buying a home was a really big decion and we wanted to be sure that we got it right. That is where Lara came in. To start she specialzes in the area where we really wanted to buy. We had been renting in East Cambridge for about two years and knew that we wanted to live here. We actually knew her as a neighbor from the dog park before we knew her as a realtor.

It was January and there was very little inventory when we started looking. I genuinely felt that Lara would have worked with us thru the spring and beyond to help us find the right home. Fortunately, we did not have to wait that long. One Sunday in early February, a place came on the market. Lara spotted it, emailed it to us and by Monday we had an appointment to see it at 7:45AM Thursday morning. Lara knows the Cambridge market and she knew the place would go fast.

Sure enough we loved the place it and that night we decided to make an offer. Lara met us the next day at coffee shop in Downtown Crossing in the middle of a snowstorm to draft the offer. By 10pm that night, the seller had accepted. All of this happened before the first open house and at that open house the seller had received 3 other offers. It is amazing to think how easily we could have missed out on our home and we credit Lara 100% with making sure that did not happen.

On top of all of that she is kind, funny, interesting person. You will enjoy the time you spend working with her while you are finding a great new home.
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- Highly likely to recommend
04/20/2011 - d.goligorsky
Bought a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $300K in Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge, MA.
Lara Gordon helped me find and purchase my first property! I was pretty green in the process and wasn't sure what to look for and what to ask about. Lara was really easy to work with and did an amazing job elucidating the home-buying process for me. She had a good sense for the kinds of properties I would be interested in and I never felt pressured. Lara also helped me find an excellent lender, thorough inspector, and a thoughtful attorney. Lara was also good with showing me data- pulling together comps, showing list/sale comparisons, and other such info. She was always available and timely and responsive. She's made a point of being available even after the closing, which is really fantastic. Highly recommended!
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04/20/2011 - shawnamac
Bought a Condo home in 2010 in Somerville, MA.
As first time homebuyers, the process of buying a home was both exhilarating and stressful. I'm sure our somewhat ambiguous requirements were an additional challenge for Lara. However, she was quick to detect what original features we both loved and what level of home improvement projects we wanted to undertake. She found the perfect home for us.

Since the 2-family house was being converted to a condo by the seller, there were a few extra crinkles in the process. However, Lara helped us through with consistent reassurance. She was immediately available by phone throughout the process which we greatly appreciated. Her pleasant and optimistic disposition made the homebuying process more enjoyable than I expected.

I would certainly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Cambridge/Somerville area.
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