Broker/Owner (28 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Property Management

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RIVER VALLEY REAL ESTATE is an extremely active residential brokerage firm on Boston's North Shore. We specialize in marketing and selling residential properties of character via exceptional, personalized service to our clients, both sellers and buyers.

Both partners, Patricia L. Skibbee and Joanie C. Purinton, are deeply experienced in all aspects of property marketing, advertising, negotiation, and sales, and have been highly successful. Because we are visibly involved in our community, we are widely recognized for both our real estate expertise and for our contributions, of both time and financial, to local not-for-profit projects and organizations. We contribute approximately 1% of our gross annual net firm revenue to such projects.

Our company philosophy and business plan focus on professional, highly individualized service to each client. We do work as a partnership, so our coverage and depth of knowledge of properties are excellent. We accompany all our showings and use each showing as a real opportunity to work hard to sell your property.

Advertising structure includes MLS, Realtor.com enhanced, our River ValleyRealEstate.com website, Zillow, local and speciality newspaper and magazine advertising, each with accompanying Internet counterparts. Because of our strong Internet presence, information on our listings is easily accessible to buyers all over the world.

Prompt, frequent and thorough communication at all times during the buying and selling process is one of our many major strengths and is an ongoing commitment to our clients.

We look forward enthusastically to working with you to accomplish your housing goals!

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About Patricia Skibbee: RIVER VALLEY REAL ESTATE is an extremely active residential brokerage firm on Boston's North Shore. We specialize in marketing and selling residential properties of character via exceptional, personalized service to our clients, both sellers and buyers.<br/><br/>Both partners, Patricia L. Skibbee and Joanie C. Purinton, are&nbsp;deeply experienced in all aspects of property marketing, advertising, negotiation, and sales, and have been highly successful. Because we are visibly involved in our community, we are widely recognized for both our real estate expertise and for our contributions, of both time and financial, to local not-for-profit projects and organizations. We contribute approximately 1% of our gross annual net firm revenue to such projects.<br/><br/>Our company philosophy and business plan focus on professional, highly individualized service to each client. We do work as a partnership, so our coverage and depth of knowledge of properties are excellent. We accompany all our showings and use each showing as a real opportunity to work hard to sell your property.<br/><br/>Advertising structure includes MLS, Realtor.com enhanced, our River ValleyRealEstate.com website, Zillow, local and speciality newspaper and magazine advertising, each with accompanying Internet counterparts. Because of our strong Internet presence, information on our listings is easily accessible to buyers all over the world.<br/><br/>Prompt, frequent and thorough communication at all times during the buying and selling process is one of our many major strengths and is an ongoing commitment to our clients.<br/><br/>We look forward enthusastically to working with you to accomplish your housing goals!<br/><br/>

Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(3)
Property Address
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Price

Past Sales  

(13 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Seller
05/23/2014
$385,000

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05/23/2014 - Seller - $385,000

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Seller
05/15/2014
$530,000

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Seller
01/09/2014
$446,000

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01/09/2014 - Seller - $446,000

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11/19/2013
$310,000

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11/19/2013 - Both - $310,000

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Seller
09/18/2012
$210,000

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09/18/2012 - Seller - $210,000

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Ratings & Reviews

Dear Prospective Client - My husband and I just completed the purchase of our new home and worked with Pat Skibbee as our buyers agent. I am thrilled that we chose to work with her and would definitely make the same decision again!<br/><br/>From the very first conversation we had with her, we knew that she would be a detail-oriented and dedicated partner throughout our search. She took the time to really understand our complex situation and understand our goals with regards to finding a home. She also asked thought-provoking questions for us to discuss to help lead us down a better path.<br/><br/>Pat did thorough research to uncover the types of properties that we wanted to see and did so in a very timely fashion. Once we found a house we were interested in, Pat was able to guide us through every step of the negotiations. We feel that our deal came to fruition largely due to her advice regarding fair market value, as well as her negotiating skills.<br/><br/>Also, through the remainder of the process, we felt fortunate to be working with Pat. She was able to navigate through a situation with an unresponsive seller's agent to keep us on time throughout the process and get answers to all of the questions we had. With her on our side, we knew all of the details would be taken care of.<br/><br/>Additionally, and very importantly from our point of view, is that she was simply a pleasure to work with!<br/><br/>We certainly recommend Pat and would work with her again in the future (although hopefully we won't be moving for quite a long time!).<br/><br/>Kind regards, Shannon and Phil

  

02/16/2015 - swebster77
Bought a home in 2013 in Plum Island, Newburyport, MA 01950.

Dear Prospective Client - My husband and I just completed the purchase of our new home and worked with Pat Skibbee as our buyers agent. I am thrilled that we chose to work with her and would definitely make the same decision again!

From the very first conversation we had with her, we knew that she would be a detail-oriented and dedicated partner throughout our search. She took the time to really understand our complex situation and understand our goals with regards to finding a home. She also asked thought-provoking questions for us to discuss to help lead us down a better path.

Pat did thorough research to uncover the types of properties that we wanted to see and did so in a very timely fashion. Once we found a house we were interested in, Pat was able to guide us through every step of the negotiations. We feel that our deal came to fruition largely due to her advice regarding fair market value, as well as her negotiating skills.

Also, through the remainder of the process, we felt fortunate to be working with Pat. She was able to navigate through a situation with an unresponsive seller's agent to keep us on time throughout the process and get answers to all of the questions we had. With her on our side, we knew all of the details would be taken care of.

Additionally, and very importantly from our point of view, is that she was simply a pleasure to work with!

We certainly recommend Pat and would work with her again in the future (although hopefully we won't be moving for quite a long time!).

Kind regards, Shannon and Phil
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01/20/2015 - gillianingram
Sold a home in 2012 in Plum Island, Newburyport, MA 01950.

I have had the pleasure of working with Pat as my real estate broker during the selling of three properties in the Newbury/Newburyport area and the purchase of my condo here in Newburyport. I have always found her to be most professional, knowledgeable, cheerful and dedicated. Pat will "go the extra mile" for her clients and no detail is overlooked. One property was a building lot and it was typical of Pat to be out in all kinds of weather walking the long, challenging property lines with each potential buyer. Another was an antique half-house in Newburyport which needed a great deal of work prior to selling. Her knowledge of local carpenters, contractors, painters, etc., was invaluable to me as was her cheerful presence throughout what could have been an ordeal. The house found a buyer quickly and the experience was a pleasant one thanks to Pat's support. The third property was my beloved home of thirty years. Pat again was invaluable throughout the entire process -- decluttering, painting, staging and most importantly, her optimistic approach to a process I had dreaded. Most incredibly, she found a buyer the first day the house went on the market and I was able to move on knowing the property I had loved would be in good hands. I would highly recommend Pat as a professional real estate broker. I cannot imagine anyone as nice to work with or with better results for your property!  More Less 

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01/14/2015 - iam spark
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Newburyport, MA.

Patricia Skibbee sold my townhouse and was totally professional throughout the six months we worked together. Since I lived out of state, she kept me informed on all the showings and did way more than the usual broker to keep up the appearance of the property, including some work in the garden and trouble shooting whenever necessary. Pat was always a pleasure to work with and I can not speak too highly of her work!  More Less 

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