Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $450K in Arlington, MA.
Sean is a true pro. I now own property in both Arlington and Somerville and will not go to anyone else to handle any possible future transactions. He assisted in getting the deal done on my recent purchase of the top unit of a duplex in East Arlington.
It was an exceptionally difficult place to purchase since there were so many loose ends, mostly due to the sellers being completely unprepared. Badly written condo docs, asbestos insulation, open unresolved building permits, no condo account, etc etc. This property also had a large undeveloped space which added an element of complexity. He expertly negotiated these issues on my behalf and all problems were resolved for my closing at an excellent price. He was highly responsive and was always available to talk and answer questions, readily adjusting to my later schedule and preferred text and email communication.
Not to be overlooked is the top-rate team that Sean brings with him to the table. I felt that all aspects of the deal were covered. Financing, legal expertise, and building inspection and structural advice all handled expertly helping to take the stress level down significantly on the biggest transaction I had ever done. He even helped arrange to get my old place in Somerville rented out immediately after closing at top dollar with the help of the staff at Maven.
Best of all, Sean is an honest no BS guy who is cool under pressure and will give you a clear view of the entire process. I have dealt with multiple local realtors in various situations dating back to 2002 and Sean is working on a much higher level than any of them.
Bought a home in 2012 in East Somerville, Somerville, MA 02145.
Sean is very professional and patient with first-time homebuyers such as ourselves. He showed us a variety of condos in the Somerville area, all the while drawing on his deep knowledge of home construction and real estate to help us understand the features of the properties. Once we selected a condo, Sean explained the buying process and did a great deal of legwork in order to facilitate a successful deal. Sean was very responsive to all of our questions throughout. He is a pleasure to work with and his enthusiasm for real estate is infectious!
Bought a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $350K in Quincy, MA.
Sean Callahan was an absolute pleasure to work with in our quest to purchase our first home. From day one, Sean was extremely informative and unobtrusive. Being a first time buyer, Sean was an extremely valuable asset to us with his in-depth knowledge and invaluable contacts within the industry. Additionally, our purchase contained all the complexities of a short sale which Sean had the expertise to take us from offer to closing within 4 months. Sean was always available and lended the extra push to ensure that our purchase went through as quickly as possible. I highly recommend Sean and couldn't have imagined working with someone better as a buyer's agent to ensure the smoothest and quickest transaction possible.
Bought a Condo home in 2010 for approximately $325K in Somerville, MA.
Sean is very dedicated and hardworking. His background and knowledge regarding the local area, the market conditions, the buying/selling process was impressive. I also found his integrity to be highly trustworthy.
Sean gets excited about the process and the is very able to translate his experience into answers to the nervous buyer's many questions. He's high paced individual and keeps things moving (he helped us go from looking to closing in less than 2 months!) but isn't pushy. All in all, we had a wonderful experience working with Sean and have been trying to recommend him any chance we get.
My business is rehabbing properties for resale and with Sean's local knowledge and guidance, every one of my transactions has closed in my favor. His knowledge of the real estate market, both local and nation-wide has helped me tremendously in my business.
Sean is a true professional who is passionate about in his work. He's a pleasure to work with and someone I rely on to handle all my buy/sales transactions. I recommend Sean to friends and business associates wholeheartedly. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions -
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $400K in West Roxbury, Boston, MA.
Sean had listed our house a few years ago and had us under agreement for above our asking price within a few days. 3 years later, we were ready to move again and went with a local agent. After being under agreement 3 times and having the deal fall through 3 times, we started to get desperate so we called Sean again. In no time, we were under agreement and the sale went through without a hitch. Not only is Sean a wonderful representative and negotiator, he was also masterful at keeping us calm through a very stressful and trying time. I really can't say enough about him. We will use Sean again and can recommend him without hesitation.
Sean was the first real estate agent I encountered when I was looking to buy a home in Somerville/Cambridge, and as luck had it, I never needed to look for another. He is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful in all phases of the search and purchase process. He is also very good at learning and respecting the idiosyncrasies of his clients when it comes to the real estate search, and will not pressure you into decisions you aren't comfortable with. I would gladly recommend him to just about anyone-- and indeed I have done so many times already; an ex-roommate of mine and my brother have both bought properties through Sean on my recommendation in the past year.
Bought a Condo home in 2011 in Cambridgeport, Cambridge, MA.
I was in good hands with Sean from beginning to end. He's a careful, reserved agent, which I appreciated. Not one ounce of pressure from him at any point during the process. He also did not require me to sign a contract, which said a lot to me. I have only positive things to say about him...he is a wonderful realtor and you'll be in good hands with him.