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Rebecca Riopelle

Premier Agent

11 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Managing Broker & REALTOR®

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Staging

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After graduating with a degree in Music & Business Management, Rebecca spent her first 10 years in Boston working as a collections specialist by day and country singer by night. During that time, Rebecca also ran a successful home organizing & staging business called Life Made Simple.
With an entrepreneurial spirit, Rebecca merged her experience in finance with her love of creating beautifully staged homes to establish a successful career in real estate.
The strong negotiation skills that she gained through collections combined with her visual expertise and creativity in staging & renovation, make her a powerful force in this competitive and changing marketplace.
Rebecca specializes in Relocation, Luxury Properties, and Single Family homes in the Greater Boston Area.
 
 
Originally from Dallas, TX, Rebecca attended Berklee College of Music in Boston where she received a Bachelor in Music in Music/Business Management. Since that time, she has been lending her vocal talents to bands throughout New England.  Rebecca lives in Arlington, MA where she is an active home renovator with her husband and son. 
 
Testimonials:
 
"We enjoyed having you represent us in selling my Mom's house.  You did a great job in presenting and staging the house, holding all the open houses, and making good recommendations for the house to be more marketable.  We also appreciated all your efforts in getting the house fixed up and being there for repair appointments.  Again, thank you for making the selling of my family's home a pleasant affair.  We would highly recommend you to represent other family members and friends."
-Ron & Marie (Woburn, MA sellers living out-of-state)
 
"My husband and I enlisted Rebecca to help us find our first home. She really helped us figure out our wants and needs, and what areas we should look at. She was very patient with us, never pushing us to buy before we were ready, and her schedule was very flexible. When we finally found the place, she walked us through the often daunting process of negotiating sale terms. She gave us the confidence we needed to execute the deal successfully. I would definitely recommend her to anyone new to the home buying process." -Emily (Arlington, MA)
 
"Thanks again for all your help in finding and working through the many issues pertaining to the acquisition of the condo. We are delighted to see [our son] so settled and content. It has made the purchasing process worth the effort." - Janet S. (Minneapolis to Cambridge relocation client)
 
"Thank you for all your help in the process of buying our new house! You made us feel at ease during what could've been a very stressful time." -Danny & Dana (Arlington, MA)
 
Contact:
Rebecca Riopelle
617-794-3023
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About Rebecca Riopelle: <div>After graduating with a degree in Music &amp; Business Management, Rebecca spent her first 10 years in Boston working as a collections specialist by day and country singer by night. During that time, Rebecca&nbsp;also ran a successful home organizing &amp; staging business called Life Made Simple.</div><div>With&nbsp;an&nbsp;entrepreneurial spirit, Rebecca&nbsp;merged her experience in finance with her love of creating beautifully staged&nbsp;homes&nbsp;to establish a successful career in real estate.</div><div>The strong negotiation skills that she gained through collections combined with her visual expertise and creativity in staging &amp; renovation, make her a powerful force in&nbsp;this competitive and changing marketplace.</div><div>Rebecca specializes in Relocation, Luxury Properties,&nbsp;and Single Family homes in the Greater Boston Area.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Originally from Dallas, TX, Rebecca attended Berklee College of Music in Boston&nbsp;where she received a Bachelor in Music in Music/Business Management. Since that time, she has been lending her vocal talents to bands throughout New England.&nbsp; Rebecca lives in Arlington, MA&nbsp;where she is an active home renovator with&nbsp;her husband and son.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><u>Testimonials:</u></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>"We enjoyed having you represent us in selling my Mom's house.&nbsp; You did a great job in presenting and staging the house, holding all the open houses, and making good recommendations for the house to be more marketable.&nbsp; We also appreciated all your efforts in getting the house fixed up and being there for repair appointments.&nbsp; Again, thank you for making the selling of my family's home a pleasant affair.&nbsp; We would highly recommend you to represent other family members and friends."</div><div>-Ron &amp; Marie (Woburn, MA sellers living out-of-state)</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>"My husband and I enlisted Rebecca to help us find our first home. She really helped us figure out our wants and needs, and what areas we should look at. She was very patient with us, never pushing us to buy before we were ready, and her schedule was very flexible. When we finally found the place, she walked us through the often daunting process of negotiating sale terms. She gave us the confidence we needed to execute the deal successfully. I would definitely recommend her to anyone new to the home buying process." -Emily (Arlington, MA)</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>"Thanks again for all your help in finding and working through the many issues pertaining to the acquisition of the condo. We are delighted to see [our son] so settled and content. It has made the purchasing process worth the effort." - Janet S. (Minneapolis to Cambridge relocation client)</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>"Thank you for all your help in the process of buying our new house! You made us feel at ease during what could've been a very stressful time." -Danny &amp; Dana (Arlington, MA)</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Contact:</div><div>Rebecca Riopelle</div><div><a rel="nofollow" class="userlink" href="mailto:rebeccariopelle@gmail.com">rebeccariopelle@gmail.com</a></div><div>617-794-3023</div>

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Seller
12/12/2014
$287,000

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12/12/2014 - Seller - $287,000

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Seller
10/30/2014
$550,000

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Seller
08/08/2014
$490,000

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Buyer
07/30/2014
$474,700

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Seller
07/24/2014
$352,000

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07/24/2014 - Seller - $352,000

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Ratings & Reviews

From the first time we inquired with Rebecca about a house for which she was the listing agent, we were impressed by how knowledgeable she was about the housing market and real estate best practices. She immediately gave us advice about lenders who were preferred in the area, giving us an advantage when we were ready to make an offer on a house. We also liked her warmth and friendliness; we felt comfortable with her from the beginning, and knew that she would be the right buyer’s agent for us.<br/><br/>As first time home buyers we were overwhelmed by the many steps involved in the process. Rebecca patiently guided us through each of these steps, responding to endless emails, talking with us on the phone, and meeting with us in person on many occasions. She understood how daunting the process could be for first-timers and never made us feel like we were asking too many questions or being overly anxious. She educated us about the language of real estate transactions and the nuances of negotiating for a property, but never pushed her point of view on us and made us feel empowered as the key decision-makers. Throughout the search process, she helped us think through the benefits and challenges of various properties, towns and neighborhoods, reminding us of the needs and desires we had informed her of when we started our search.<br/><br/>She also referred us to highly qualified and helpful professionals once we had an accepted offer, including an inspector, an attorney, and a lender, all of whom were also patient and willing to take the time to answer all of our questions. These referrals helped to make the entire real estate transaction, from offer to closing, run very smoothly, and took a lot of the stress out of the experience.<br/><br/>Rebecca kindly made herself available to us up until the closing when we needed access to the house in order to take measurements or meet with contractors for estimates. All of our interactions with her were professional, but with a personal touch that made us feel at ease. <br/><br/>We not only respect and appreciate Rebecca’s professionalism, we also really like her as a person and had a great time working with her. She really cared about us making the decision that was right for us, in our own time, and wanted us to be happy with the result. After the closing, she followed us back to our new home and took pictures of us in front of our front door; she seemed genuinely excited for us and we were happy to share the thrill of that memorable moment with her…and to have the pictures to remember it. <br/><br/>We are happily getting settled into our new home now, and are grateful for the critical role Rebecca played in getting us here; we know that as we are ready to take on new projects in the house, Rebecca will have more expertise to share with us, and we feel lucky to continue to have her as a resource.

  

07/04/2014 - jesshopes
Bought a Condo home in 2014 in Woburn, MA.

From the first time we inquired with Rebecca about a house for which she was the listing agent, we were impressed by how knowledgeable she was about the housing market and real estate best practices. She immediately gave us advice about lenders who were preferred in the area, giving us an advantage when we were ready to make an offer on a house. We also liked her warmth and friendliness; we felt comfortable with her from the beginning, and knew that she would be the right buyer’s agent for us.

As first time home buyers we were overwhelmed by the many steps involved in the process. Rebecca patiently guided us through each of these steps, responding to endless emails, talking with us on the phone, and meeting with us in person on many occasions. She understood how daunting the process could be for first-timers and never made us feel like we were asking too many questions or being overly anxious. She educated us about the language of real estate transactions and the nuances of negotiating for a property, but never pushed her point of view on us and made us feel empowered as the key decision-makers. Throughout the search process, she helped us think through the benefits and challenges of various properties, towns and neighborhoods, reminding us of the needs and desires we had informed her of when we started our search.

She also referred us to highly qualified and helpful professionals once we had an accepted offer, including an inspector, an attorney, and a lender, all of whom were also patient and willing to take the time to answer all of our questions. These referrals helped to make the entire real estate transaction, from offer to closing, run very smoothly, and took a lot of the stress out of the experience.

Rebecca kindly made herself available to us up until the closing when we needed access to the house in order to take measurements or meet with contractors for estimates. All of our interactions with her were professional, but with a personal touch that made us feel at ease.

We not only respect and appreciate Rebecca’s professionalism, we also really like her as a person and had a great time working with her. She really cared about us making the decision that was right for us, in our own time, and wanted us to be happy with the result. After the closing, she followed us back to our new home and took pictures of us in front of our front door; she seemed genuinely excited for us and we were happy to share the thrill of that memorable moment with her…and to have the pictures to remember it.

We are happily getting settled into our new home now, and are grateful for the critical role Rebecca played in getting us here; we know that as we are ready to take on new projects in the house, Rebecca will have more expertise to share with us, and we feel lucky to continue to have her as a resource.
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Response from Rebecca on 07/23/2014

Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words! I really enjoyed working with you both and am thrilled that I was able to have you as clients that I now consider to be my friends!

 

  

08/15/2013 - user05575614
Sold a home in 2012 in Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02139.

Rebecca was my seller's agent for my Cambridge condo sale. I highly recommend Rebecca's services!. She was professional, caring, thorough, highly responsive and made you feel that your business is special and valued and that your preferences were important. I was especially impressed with her taking photos, doing staging and spot painting of some areas of my condo on her own without any extra charge and did so beautifully. After the first weekend of an open house, I got an offer above my asking price; I give most of that credit to Rebecca.  More Less 

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07/25/2013 - user17495518
Sold a home in 2013 in Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02139.

Has very good understanding of Cambridge Residential market. Good listener. Timely feedback to clients. Articulate in establishing expectations and deliverable' s with clients,

True professional and pleasure to work with.

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Response from Rebecca on 08/08/2013

Thank you for this nice review! I enjoyed working with you!

 

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