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Rebecca Riopelle Reviews

Rebecca Riopelle
12 Recent Sales (last 12 months)


Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Staging

- Highly likely to recommend
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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- Highly likely to recommend
08/15/2013 - user05575614
Sold a home in 2012.
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.
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- Highly likely to recommend
07/25/2013 - user17495518
Sold a home in 2013.
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!


- Highly likely to recommend
01/07/2013 - user687724
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Woburn, MA.
I have dealt with many real estate agents over the years, and Rebecca Riopelle is one of the best. Rebecca assisted me in selling my mother’s home in the Boston area. Rebecca was so helpful in every step of the process -- from effectively dealing with the tenants in the house, to staging the home, and to aggressively marketing the property. Rebecca made valuable recommendations to puff-up the home, many of which I readily accepted and which proved vital to the sale of the house. I also used the contractors that Rebecca recommended, and they were all top notch. I live in California, so all of our communications were conducted long distance. Luckily for me, Rebecca’s communication skills are excellent. Rebecca was very proactive in communicating with me, and she promptly returned my e-mails and telephone calls. Also, luckily for me, Rebecca went the extra mile of coordinating the repair work and making the house available to the contractors.

During the sale, Rebecca was instrumental in helping me understand the process of selling real property in Massachusetts and in advising me of the current market conditions. Rebecca's experience, professionalism, and constant communication proved vital to the successful sale of the house. I would strongly recommend Rebecca as an agent for buying and/or selling property in the Boston area.
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Response from Rebecca on 03/09/2013
Thank you so much for this fantastic review! I really enjoyed working with you both!


- Highly likely to recommend
10/02/2012 - user219827
Bought a home in 2012.
I had a whirlwind and smooth experience with Rebecca. In the back of my head, I was starting to think about buying a small place. I happen to see a listing that I wanted to check out and randomly got in touch with Rebecca. She was **extremely responsive, which was significant because an offer had already been put on the place and the owner was about to make a decision on it. We squeezed in a look at the place literally 6 hours before the deadline. I could tell it was a perfect situation for me, but was a little uncertain about whether to jump for it or not, since I had just started looking at places and was still in the checking-things-out mode. But, it was a good deal and a good situation. Rebecca didn't put any pressure one way or another, just gave me solid info. I decided to go for it. She hooked me up with a local bank to get a pre-approved mortgage in a matter of a couple of hours, and we did all the paper work for putting the offer in, in another couple of hours. Later that night I found out that my offer was accepted.

The owners wanted to close on a fairly aggressive timeline. Rebecca made everything from the time of my offer being accepted to the closing go really smoothly. I have an extremely busy work schedule, so it was absolutely a godsend that she took care of all of the grunt work, communications with other parties including listing agent, my lawyer, and loan officer, and more. She recommended good people. The loan office she recommended was the one who was able to give me the lowest loan rate of the several I checked out. The lawyer she recommended was fine. Everything went well.

I like to take informed but very direct and efficient decisions and actions. Rebecca completely facilitated my ability to do that in this whole process (but I also got the feeling that she is good at accommodating different personalities and styles of going through the home-buying process). Anyway, with her perfect help and timing, I have a really wonderful, cute little condo in Cambridge that is absolutely exactly what I needed and wanted.

Really, really appreciate what she did for me.
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Response from Rebecca on 08/03/2013
Thank you so much for all of your kind words of praise!


- Highly likely to recommend
09/22/2012 - user7167324
Found a tenant for a Multi Family home in Somerville, MA.
I have known Rebecca for many years and have used her services several times. She is knowledgeable, efficient and the consummate professional. I highly recommend Rebecca for any and all real estate needs...
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- Highly likely to recommend
09/20/2012 - user5618603
Bought a home in 2010.
Rebecca had been of a great help to us in finding our home in the Greater Boston area when we are moving here from Atlanta. She was very accommodating to our requests and took us to see a lot of places, even when we changed our mind several times. Given the time constraint on our part that time, we managed to close a deal on our current home in less than a week. She even drove us around in her car, along with our baby, to see the houses, and gave us a little tour of the area.
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- Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2012 - user1149200
Found a tenant for a Single Family home in Arlington, MA.
I had the opportunity to meet Rebecca when I was considering renting out my house. She was quick to respond, personal, reassuring and knowledgeable. Although she claimed she had not be on the leaser's end, she could have fooled me. Within a short period of time we had an excellent tentant in my house, and she helped me arrange for a rental for myself.
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- Highly likely to recommend
09/07/2012 - Francois-Rene Rideau
Bought a home in 2011.
I bought my first house with Rebecca. I had had bad experiences shopping with other people before her.

Rebecca had a flair for only selecting houses that I could have bought, and took us to visit many of them. When we finally found the one for us, we knew by comparison it was what we really wanted.

Rebecca helped us through the entire acquisition process, which in that case got complicated because of the difficulty of getting a loan on part of a new development. She was always there to guide, advise and support us. Rebecca would make sure the deal was going forward, gently prodding me and the other parties without being annoying or in the way. If she wasn't sure about the correct answer to our question, she would find out and quickly get back to us.

Overall, we had a very positive experience dealing through Rebecca. If you don't want to deal alone with this process full of pitfalls, she's a great agent to have on your side.
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