Broker (30 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Short-Sale,
5 Offices in Essex County MA

Team reviews

We are very happy to have had such a competent team throughout the process of selling our condo. Terry's marketing analysis and presentation was far beyond what we had come to expect. Kathy's advice on preparing the condo led to our selling it the first weekend it showed. She responded quickly to any concern and shepherded the buyer's inexperienced agent through the process as well as taking care of all of our interests in our absence. It was the easiest real estate transfer we've ever had. We enthusiastically recommend the Sullivan Team.

  

04/06/2015 - phyllismorales1
Sold a Townhouse home in 2015 in Salem, MA.

We are very happy to have had such a competent team throughout the process of selling our condo. Terry's marketing analysis and presentation was far beyond what we had come to expect. Kathy's advice on preparing the condo led to our selling it the first weekend it showed. She responded quickly to any concern and shepherded the buyer's inexperienced agent through the process as well as taking care of all of our interests in our absence. It was the easiest real estate transfer we've ever had. We enthusiastically recommend the Sullivan Team.

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03/26/2015 - magc1956
Sold a home in 2008 in South Salem, MA 01970.

We met Kathy Sullivan at an open house for one of her listings. Her enthusiasm for that home (which we did not buy), along with Terry’s sophisticated analytical work, caused us to select “The Sullivan Team” as our go-to broker for buying and selling two homes. In the past, we’ve worked with other brokers in the Boston area and there is simply no “comp” for Kathy Sullivan. She is in a class by herself, as is Terry.

They are both very skilled professionals, and other reviews have quoted many examples of why they are so good to work with and why they are so good at what they do. Some of the qualities that set them aside from other brokers -- their intellect, integrity and work ethic.

Terry is one of the smartest guys in the business. He has created proprietary technology to collect and analyze massive amounts of data to help sellers price their property to the maximum and expedite the time frame for closing. This goes far beyond general expertise and surpasses the normal evaluation of “comps”.

Kathy has a work capacity far beyond the norm. She is simultaneously tracking every detail of the deal, anticipating issues, communicating with all parties, and negotiating towards the end goal. Kathy doggedly pursues every opportunity for her clients, but she is also fair, reasonable, and creates an infectious can-do atmosphere that propels the deal to completion.

You could not ask for better representation no matter if you are a buyer or seller (and we have been both).

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02/08/2015 - patmsylvia
Sold a Multi Family home in 2015 for approximately $350K in Lynn, MA.
Primary point of contact: Kathy Sullivan

Kathy and Terry were very professional, knowledgeable and made the process of listing the house easy. They handled everything and were very responsive throughout the process.

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07/09/2014 - leslie756
Sold a home in 2014 in Gleasondale, Stow, MA 01775.

Kathleen and Fintan were wonderful to deal with from day 1. We met with three local realtors from the area and Kathleen and Fintan came fully prepared with comps and market information. They went through a detailed presentation going over their marketing and advertising resources, many of which were services done in house within ReMax. Photography of the home was set up immediately and they connected us with a stager who was able to really help us prepare the home. We were able to sell the house and obtain asking within a week of putting it on the market. Once the offer was made and accepted, Kathleen kept us informed throughout the entire process and we closed within a month. We couldn't have been more pleased. We would highly recommend this team to anyone looking to sell their home in the North Shore area.

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05/29/2014 - zuser20140529134714907
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Swampscott, MA.

Kathy Sullivan was the seller's agent for a house we recently purchased, but--given her commitment to finalizing the sale and her responsiveness to our needs as well as the seller's--she felt more like our own agent.

She worked around-the-clock under difficult conditions (an unsure seller and our complicated finances, for example), and her ability to manage both sides of the transaction is undoubtedly what made everything work out as speedily and as cleanly as it did. Professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and warm, Kathy is an ideal agent to have on your side. We highly recommend the Sullivan team for any real estate needs.

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04/13/2014 - Dan Curtin
Sold a home in 2014.

I'm an investor. Terry and Kathy are THE most knowledgable, experienced and effective real estate brokerage team on the north shore. From pricing, listing, negotiating and closing the deals, they are the best ! Over the last 25 years I've bought through them and sold through them….and wouldn't switch. NO they didn't have to pay me to write this. They are simply the best.

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03/27/2014 - user2481708
Bought a home in 2014 in South Salem, MA 01970.

Kathy and Terry Sullivan are the most amazing brokers to work with. They make every single step of the way easy and stress free. Their knowledge of real estate and the value of it is impeccable. If you are someone that is actively looking for real estate, they are the ones for you. They are go-getters and they will not let you down. They value time and they always make the deal work for you in the time frame you wish. We have worked with Kathy and Terry on several property transactions and they are the brokers that we keep coming back to. We highly recommend the Sullivan Team for anyone who is looking to buy real estate.

Kim and Greg

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03/25/2014 - jasonmohaghegh
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $650K in Salem, MA.

After my first conversation with Terry Sullivan, it was suggested that I collaborate directly with his wife Kathy given her specific understanding of Salem's historical district (which was the area my partner and I were most interested in pursuing). Since then, I have come to know Kathy quite well and hope to capture here at least some of the amazing commitment that I have witnessed in that time.

Stated simply, my experience working with Kathy these past months to find a house has been absolutely ideal--she is a truly exceptional agent (and a wonderful person) without whose guidance, generosity, and knowledge I would have found this task quite impossible to navigate. In all sincerity, I could not have envisioned someone more tirelessly dedicated, considerate, attentive, and insightful to help me through this complicated process. From our initial meeting, whereupon she sat down to explain in depth all of the intricacies of purchasing a home in the area, to our final closing day, Kathy showed the most remarkable loyalty and kindness to me as her client. She responded immediately to every call, graciously spent hours of time on the phone analyzing whatever situations arose, and accompanied me on every visit, walk-through, and meeting with contractors, inspectors, and lawyers. It was undoubtedly a complex and even labyrinthine journey at certain moments, and so Kathy's continual presence at every phase proved invaluable time and again. Beyond this, her expertise in searching the housing market was unparalleled; her evaluations of the various properties we visited were honest and fair-minded, and we ended up finding a number of outstanding places to choose from. Lastly, now that we have recently bought our first home together and have excitedly begun some different renovation projects, Kathy has gone above and beyond in putting us in touch with the best crafstmen in each area in order to ensure an excellent experience into the future. I note this fact as an irrefutable testament to her character and devotion: though her official business with us is concluded at this point, she is still the first person I call for consultations on every last facet of the house, and she always extends her advice and willingness to help without hesitation. Suffice it to say, I count myself as exceedingly fortunate to have crossed paths with the Sullivan Team and am forever grateful for the phenomenal service and support that they provided to us at every turn.

Flawless--I could not recommend them more highly.

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11/12/2013 - Seascial51
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $400K in Salem, MA.

Terry and Kathy Sullivan handled the sale of my home with utmost professionalism. They explained in detail all aspects of selling a home. Their research and knowledge of the area, their prompt responsiveness to my calls, and pricing my home, exceeded my expectations.

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08/07/2013 - user84728044
Sold a home in 2013 in Asbury Grove, Hamilton, MA 01982.

I just finished transactions #6 (sell) and #7 (buy) with Kathy and Terry over the past 18 years. I know from experience that no matter what a transaction spits out, they will handle it. And once again they exceeded expectations.

Terry, with his amazing analytical skills, is a master at pricing to sell. It may not be what you wished you would get, especially these days, but it is the price that will be supported by the market and sell your house. Too many deals fall apart at appraisal...you gotta have the comps. Terry is also a master at pre-sales improvements - what really sticks out as "tired" and what will make a house zing!.

Kathy, with her abundant enthusiasm and relentless attention to detail, is a force to be reckoned with. If she is not busy reporting out to you, she is behind the scenes making 42 phone calls to ensure your deal works. She knows her markets...gets to know her clients...goes to EVERY inspection and EVERY closing...and works behind the scene to smooth out bumps you didn't even know existed. Her most value add is in the stuff you don't see....smoothing waters, resolving questions, following up.

Bonnie, who never gets the spotlight, also deserves a lot of praise. She keeps Kathy on track, makes sure every T is crossed and i dotted, does great marketing work, and makes sure nothing falls through the cracks. Not an easy task - kind of like herding cats.

All together, a great team backed up by a great support team...the stager, the handidude, the electrician, the plumber...the radon guy....the bug guy... Kathy has a stable of experts ready to solve problems that are magically instantly available and reasonably priced.

Kathy, Terry, Bonnie - love the new house. We all know it is "temporary" - I will be selling in 8-10 years - and you know who I will go to....again.

Thanks

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