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Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $250K in Wayland, MA.
Michael helped me buy and sell a home in Wayland, MA. Both were difficult transactions (due to issues on the sellers' and buyers' ends, respectively) and Michael was instrumental in resolving those issues. His key strengths are his responsiveness, his concern for his clients, and his determination to resolve issues and get the job done. Thanks Mike!
Sold a Multi Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.125M in Brookline, MA.
Michael, found me a great property in Brookline, MA on Kent St through his diligence and expertise. There was immediately and added value since he was aware the property could be converted to a multifamily use. Michael also did a great job of selling these completed units. I have dealt with Michael on other projects as well and he is always positive and motivated throughout the process. I highly recommend him and his brokerage.
We had found a place that we wanted to buy on our own, but then we hired Michael to sell our home. He took care of everything! It started with him showing us a few places with the features we wanted for our new home, just to be sure we were happy with what we had found. We were, but this comparison was very helpful. Then he sold our house at the first open house for more than our asking price. Everything went smoothly and effectively
Sold a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $225K in Brookline, MA.
Mike handled both a sale and purchase. He was knowledgeable in all areas of the process and made the transactions run smooth. He literally handled everything, made things very easy for me. Mike was always available by phone (always either answered when I called, or returned my calls quickly), and conscientious about keeping me updated, even when the only update was that we were waiting on someone and there was nothing to report. There was never a time when I felt like I was out of the loop.
Mike also has experience in contracting, which was enormously helpful in viewing potential purchases. He was able to help me consider what type of updates would be quick and easy versus renovations that would be expensive or might involve headaches. This was a big help in determining the real value of my purchase, and goes far beyond the typical manner of just using comps to decide what a property is worth.
Overall Mike did a great job for me, and I will definitely call him again when I am looking to buy or sell.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $450K in Sharon, MA.
I have worked with Michael Forde on many real estate transactions over the years. I am always impressed with Michael's ability to find attractive properties and to negotiate a fair price for them. Michael's warm manner masks a dogged attention to detail and the polite persistence necessary to guide even difficult or troubled transactions to the finish line. I recommend Michael and his team at Helm Residential.
Sold a Condo home in 2009 for approximately $750K in Brookline, MA.
Michael Forde is the best at what he does! He sold my home in Brookline and helped me find and purchase the condo in which I am now living. I was impressed with his ability to respond to my concerns and his knowledge of real estate and what it takes to successfully sell a property. Anyone who has gone through the process of selling and then purchasing a new home will know how much expertise it takes to accomplish this. He made everything seem easy and painless. I will always appreciate Michael Forde's patience and his loyalty to me. I recommend him highly and will not hesitate to count him as my agent when the time comes for me to move once again.
Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2012 in Norwood, MA.
Michael was professional, knowledgeable and diligent.
He researched the area, provided me with comps and communicated in a timely manner. He followed up with me after each open house and each showing. I would definitely recommend Michael and the team at Helm Residential. A+ firm.
Sold a Multi Family home in 2012 for approximately $625K in West Roxbury, Boston, MA.
Michael helped me sell homes in Brookline and Boston. He was always responsive and extremely professional. I believe he is highly educated on the realities of the market and an excellent communicator. He established parameters which were realized. I am very happy with Michael!