Broker/Owner (28 years experience)

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

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!

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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!

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07/31/2012 - user559164
Sold a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $500K in Newburyport, MA.

Pat began the process of selling our house with a thorough review of other similar properties and helping us make an informed decision in setting the right price to ask for our house. She accompanied that conversation with a focused and complete list of suggestions of things we could do to help the house sell in a timely manner. This included everything from updating light fixtures to purchasing a more stylish shower curtain. She was encouraging and professional throughout the entire process and answered all of our questions and concerns in a thorough and timely manner. She helped us navigate this process with assurance and confidence. It is notable that during a challenging real estate time, our house sold quickly and for an excellent price.

Pat also assisted us in the purchase of a lot of land on which to build a new house. She found a selection of properties to look at and was diligent in finding out all about them. This was challenging as many of the properties had conservation or building restrictions. She made sure we understood the strengths and challenges of each property and helped us decide on a final lot on which we have now built a home.

Pat was a tremendous help with selling our house and helping us buy a lot. We were fortunate to have her highly professional assistance in putting our house on the market, selling it quickly at a good price, buying a new piece of property and helping us with regulations and building restrictions. We are very happy in our new home and we would not be this happy without Pat's assistance and support. My husband and I would recommend her without reservation to any prospective sellers or buyers.

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07/21/2012 - user536139
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $300K in Newbury, MA.

At every stage of the process Pat went above and beyond to give me support, answer questions, and get my home sold with as little difficulty as possible. She also spent as much time with me as I needed to search several towns in the area to find me the right new home. I would ( and DO) recommend Pat to anyone who is looking to buy or sell in the area.

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07/02/2012 - user260724
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $425K in West Newbury, MA.

Patricia is an incredible agent. Working with her in both selling our old home and purchasing the new one came with many challenges. There were so many details and she covered them all. No doubt as an expert in the real estate business, one can rely on her experiences, skills and guidance throughout the process.

I have never met an agent that help make the experiences of selling and buying property such a pleasant experience.

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06/26/2012 - user8216443
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in West Newbury, MA.

There are few superlatives that can actually equal how my wife and I feel about Pat Skibbee.

First of all, let me describe out situation. We are artist/designer's whose business runs us, not the other way around. So, the property got a bit away from us. Pat came in told us what we should do. My wife being a very good designer did not agree initially with Pat's suggestions - then as we recognized the subtle but very valuable change happening in our house we totally listened to her. We repainted the house, cleared out all the mess, repainted the kitchen, and generally reworked out space.

The market was dead, it was October - not a great season for selling. With in 3 weeks we sold and were rushing to find an interim apartment.

Pat is very savvy, but also knows the real estate game inside and out. Contractors, plumbers, roofer...and she had negotiation down pat (sorry for the pun). I can not, I repeat can not say enough about how great she is. I highly recommend her.

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06/26/2012 - user1252308
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $250K in Salisbury, MA.

My name is Claire Carroll and I purchased a house that Pat was the real estate agent for. I found her to be a very personable and honest person and answered all my questions. She made herself available at all times. I was down sizing and after purchasing my new property I put my house on the market through Pat. She was absolutely wonderful in giving me hints on what to do to make the house more appealing and the house showings have been many. I have had many inquiries as to who was my real estate agent and I would recommend Pat Skibbee of River Valley Real Estate very, very highly.

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06/25/2012 - user6761800
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $525K in West Newbury, MA.

Pat Skibbee found the perfect home for us and ushered us through a complicated buying process. She helped us navigate a number of hurdles that could have ended the deal with a less skilled realtor and gave us excellent advice and guidance. She knows a great deal about local ordinances, community characteristics (e.g. schools), and never made us feel pressured or uncomfortable. She has a sense of humor, relaxed but professional attitude, and was excellent to work with. We highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home in the area.

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