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In 2000 we bough our first house and Preben was our realtor. We were so satisfied and impressed with his performance than last year when we decided to upgrade we called Preben. We had to sale our house to be able to buy a new one, which is a nerve racking experience, but knowing that . Preben was on our side was soothing. Preben knows the market inside out, he gave us excellent tips to make our house attractive. Every contractor he recommended, electrician, roofer, plumber and mold remediator did an outstanding job at competitive prices. We were extremely happy to have the chance work with Preben. We felt supported at all times and whenever we needed to get in touch with him he was available, pleasant and calm. I recommend him to anyone looking to have a pleasant experience buying and/or selling a house.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $375K in Westborough, MA.
Preben and Mary were nothing short of phenomenal during the sale of our house. Their thorough analysis allowed us to set the right price from the start and because of that our house sold in two days. Their knowledge of the process helped us successfully navigate an inspection process which proved tricky, and their professionalism was always on display. I have dealt with many realtors before and would never recommend any of them... Until I worked with the Christensen team. Quite frankly, they make all other realtors look pale in comparison. I know that Preben and Mary deal with an extremely high volume of transactions, but they always made me feel like I was their only client, and that is the highest praise a homeowner can give.
The Christiansen Team is amazing! They helped us sell my father’s home in a very tough real estate market. We knew Mary’s family has been in real estate, helping people in Westboro area for years. They were always well respected in the community and Mary continues the tradition along with her husband Preben.
When we first met, they were friendly, came prepared with market analysis, and they were honest. They helped us set a competitive price for the house and offered suggestions on how to make it more marketable. We needed some repairs done and they provided us with terrific referrals to reliable contractors.
Preben helped us through the entire process and was always available whenever we had a question or concern. During the P+S my Dad went into the hospital. Preben was amazing, caring, and creative in getting us the paperwork and sensitive to a very difficult time for our family. I know that I wouldn’t have been able to navigate the process without them! I highly recommend them and will happily refer them to my friends! Thanks Preben and Mary for all of your help!
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $275K in Westborough, MA.
Early in 2012 I needed to downsize and sell my home. I met with Mary & Preben and they told me what I needed to hear, not what I wanted to hear, and they made specific suggestions as to what I had to do in terms of minor repairs and updates to get the price I wanted for my house. They referred several contractors and service providers to me, and everyone that I hired based on their recommendation came in on time, on budget, and there were no surprises. Soon I was able to put my house on the market and due Mary & Preben's diligent efforts, I received multiple attractive offers in the first week. They guided me through the offer, P&S, inspections and closing process.
To further complicate matters, I needed to find my next home - I wanted to remain in town - and I also wanted to close on both houses on the same day if possible - plus move only once - as I did not want to contend with a short-term rental and another relocation with the kids as they were in school.
Mary & Preben put forth every effort to make this happen. Any questions or concerns I had were addressed immediately. They are professional, conscientious, thorough and caring. If anyone is new to the area, or like me, lived here for 20+ years, I would recommend calling the Christensen team first - there is no need to call anyone else to compare.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $225K in Shrewsbury, MA.
Preben assisted us with an estate sale. He was helpful, attentive and professional.The house was properly priced and well advertised. He kept us informed every step of the way, and the process went smoothly.
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 in Westborough, MA.
We could not have been more pleased with our realtors. Preben was more than just a "realtor" he became a trusted advisor on finding the right home for our family. We searched the greater metrowest for 3 years and he was always ready and willing to show a house. Preben's insight into the pros and cons of every home was invaluable, and his patience unwavering. Preben and Mary truly are a dream team and you would not regret your decision to have them join you on your journey. Happy house hunting.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $400K in Franklin, MA.
Preben and Mary were instrumental in helping us move all the way from the West Coast to the New England area. Our primary contact was Preben, a very pleasant and genial fellow who immediately made us feel at ease. Aware that we had flown cross-country, and only had two days to find the right home, Preben worked very hard, driving us from property to property and between towns. I can't remember how many homes we looked at, there were a lot, but Preben never complained or expressed dissatisfaction with our expectations. In fact, despite the tediousness of the process, he consistently offered good advice and friendly conversation. His knowledge of local towns is exemplary, even being able to answer our questions for locations further outside the usual search radius.
The result, we found our home despite the time constraints. In fact, we had trouble deciding between a couple and Preben even indulged us a last minute visit to them despite not having officially booked his time. Once we decided which to go for, he helped lead us through the buying process, which as first time buyers looked incredibly daunting to our clueless eyes. He provided clear explanations, and his good advice on everything from a good starting offer at the beginning of the process, to shutting off outside faucets in the winter time once our offer was accepted was just an email or phone call away. And even though we had to undertake the whole process from the other side of the country, Preben did all he had to help get us through.
Preben and Mary are a great team, and we would definitely recommend them for anyone looking in this area of New England.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $350K in Westborough, MA.
When selecting brokers to help us sell our home of 20 years, we were glad we turned to Preben and Mary Christensen. Their knowledge of the local market, years of experience and personal style were all aligned with our goals to sell our house expeditiously while not losing value. In the market we were selling in, this was a challenge. Preben and Mary provided frequent updates and were very creative in dealing with different offer scenarios. In the end, we sold our house within our time frame at a very fair price. We would definitely use Preben and Mary again as well as recommend them to others.
Found a tenant for a Single Family home in Auburn, MA.
By far, Preben and the Christensen team is the best real estate team to work with. I have had the pleasure of working with him twice. Once purchasing a home and most recently he secured a great tenant for my rental. On both occassions my experience was seamless. He knows the area, he knows the market and makes it a point to get to know his customers. I would highly recommend Preben or any member of his team as I could not be happier with the services they have provided.
Preben and Mary were a pleasure to work with. As first time buyers, they answered all of our questions and made the process a pleasant experience. They were very patient showing us many houses without any pressure. When we finally found the house we liked, they helped us out with every phase of the process and provided multiple recommendations for home inspectors, lawyers, and local contractors needed to investigate/fix issues once we found the house we liked. I was very happy with everybody that they referred us to. Now that we're in our new home (which we love) Preben and Mary have continued to reach out to help us settled into our new home and new town. I have nothing negative to say about this team, I would recommend Preben and Mary to anybody!