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Susan Olson Reviews

Susan Olson
Real Estate Professional, Real Estate Massachusetts

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Short-Sale, Consulting

 
- Highly likely to recommend
03/21/2014 - user359136
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $325K in Marblehead, MA.
Well, there's no denying that we were the impossible buyer's. Like many buyers, we wanted the Ferrari of houses at the Hyundai of prices. Given the market where we were looking, it just wasn’t going to happen. As a result, we had to either compromise on our “need list” (it was all needs, no such thing as a wish list in our book), or find a house that needed work, lots of work. Maybe even too much work?

After talking with Susan that we wanted to shift gears and start looking for homes that needed work, we looked at countless properties weekend after weekend, month after month. Each and every time, Susan was there, on time, and ready to look at the next open house despite the uninhabitable, deplorable condition most of them were in.

Lucky us, we found a home that had been vacant for 2 years and met the criteria of “needs work”. The price was right but due to the amount of work needed (a full gut and renovation), we needed a special renovation mortgage. Susan was able to refer us to a mortgage specialist who does many FHA 203k rehab loans and we were on our way. While the process to close a loan like this is labor intensive with many inspections and reviews by contractors, Susan again was there each and every time to let them in the house. To make the process even more difficult, the seller realtor had never sold a house before or listed real estate in this area, so this process was especially unique to him. Again, Susan was there to help him through it and even acted on the seller’s behalf to assist in obtaining smoke certificates for the house when they couldn’t understand why we needed them.

Throughout the whole process, Susan was there. Phone, email, in person, she was there. When you’re a first time homebuyer, that’s exactly what you need, a realtor that is always there. It’s not the easiest process to buy a home in Massachusetts, but Susan helps make it significantly easier. My wife and I love the house we’ve built and we wouldn’t change the process to get there in the least.

If you aren’t using Susan to buy or sell a home in the Salem, Beverly, Marblehead, Swampscott area, I hate to say it but you have the wrong realtor!
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- Highly likely to recommend
11/25/2013 - missfitzg
Sold a Multi Family home in 2013 in Salem, MA.
What can I say? Susan got me the best deal possible and worked in every way to make it a success. Isn't that what a real estate agent is supposed to do? Susan Olson is a professional at what she does. She knows the market to price your home or to negotiate a buying price. She knows the area, neighborhoods, social events & schools. And she surrounds herself with good knowledgeable people (i.e., great contractors who are willing to help make the repairs needed in order to make the sale). I have two words to you: Hire Susan. (I'm glad I did)
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143 Washington St
Salem, MA  01970
Office:
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Member since:
07/14/2011
Licenses:
  • 9058561 (Real Estate Massachusetts)