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Associate Broker (10 years experience)
Charlie Goodridge is an outstanding and impressive real estate agent. He is an advocate for his clients and will do everything he can to find you the right home.<br/><br/>When we moved to Saratoga Springs, we used other agents and were extremely disappointed. It became clear they wanted to make the biggest commission and weren't invested in what was best for our family. We've had buyers remorse ever since.<br/><br/>Charlie Goodridge is the exact opposite. What impressed me the most about Charlie is his local knowledge and the worth of the homes in particular areas. We fell in love with a house. Charlie advised us not to go over a certain price because the house simply wasn't worth it. The seller had dramatically over priced the home, and Charlie new that. There were a lot of hurdles in the process, the seller had misrepresented the taxes on the home, Charlie caught that and advised us to call the assessors office to get an accurate assessment. As it turns out the taxes were three times what the seller had listed. It would have added an additional $800.00 to the monthly mortgage payment and could have truly created a financial hardship for an uniformed buyer.
I've never had an agent look out for our best interests to that degree. <br/><br/>Beyond his real estate knowledge, Charlie is a great person. He's a pleasure to work with, responsive and informed. <br/><br/>In a "buyers beware" market Charlie is the person to have representing you. He protects his clients from making an uninformed decision, a rarity in a realtor and the reason we won't use any other agent but Charlie Goodridge.
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Ballston Spa, NY.
Charlie Goodridge is an outstanding and impressive real estate agent. He is an advocate for his clients and will do everything he can to find you the right home.
When we moved to Saratoga Springs, we used other agents and were extremely disappointed. It became clear they wanted to make the biggest commission and weren't invested in what was best for our family. We've had buyers remorse ever since.
Charlie Goodridge is the exact opposite. What impressed me the most about Charlie is his local knowledge and the worth of the homes in particular areas. We fell in love with a house. Charlie advised us not to go over a certain price because the house simply wasn't worth it. The seller had dramatically over priced the home, and Charlie new that. There were a lot of hurdles in the process, the seller had misrepresented the taxes on the home, Charlie caught that and advised us to call the assessors office to get an accurate assessment. As it turns out the taxes were three times what the seller had listed. It would have added an additional $800.00 to the monthly mortgage payment and could have truly created a financial hardship for an uniformed buyer.
I've never had an agent look out for our best interests to that degree.
Beyond his real estate knowledge, Charlie is a great person. He's a pleasure to work with, responsive and informed.
In a "buyers beware" market Charlie is the person to have representing you. He protects his clients from making an uninformed decision, a rarity in a realtor and the reason we won't use any other agent but Charlie Goodridge.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $675K in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Charlie's most outstanding quality in the housebuying process is the fact that he is extremely calm and collected. This makes him a pleasure to work with. However, when asked any question he gives you a well informed and thought through answer or opinion. He follows all issues through 100% and is available as a guide when required. Charlie is a true professional in everything that he does. The best realtor I have ever worked with. The outstanding experience with Charlie makes me wish I could buy another house soon!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Working with Charlie to both sell our house and buy a new house was truly and ideal experience. His knowledge of all of the processes involved in this big venture was invaluable to us as second time home buyers. As this is not a journey that people take very often, it's important to have a person there who not only knows the steps but can tell you when you may be getting off track. Charlie's assistance and feedback was always on point and much appreciated. We have already referred him to close friends and would certainly do so again in the future.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $750K in Saratoga Springs, NY.
We relocated from out of town with little knowledge of the area.. we needed someone who knows the market and could pinpoint which neighborhood would be a good fit.
After revieiwing agents online, our search began with another firm. The agent was highly rated and very pleasant however did not provide the level of local insight we were looking for.
A friend of ours referred Charlie. He very quickly demonstrated himself as a stand up guy with intimate knowledge of his market and business. We accomplished more in the first meeting that we had in 3 months of trips with our previous agent.
We are the type of couple that would sit up at night searching listings while researching neighborhoods and ratings. Every house we brought forward, Charlie already knew about. Furthermore, every neighborhood we were targeting, he had the +/-, comparable sales and all pertinent info. In very short order, we were able to hone in on specifically what we wanted and where. Charlie provided excellent guidance and saved us time. He was also able to get us into homes that were yet to hit the market.. this is key for anyone looking for something special.
When we found the house.. this is where it became evident we made the right choice as this is the dicey part.. What is too much, what is too little, and when do you walk. I have found you need a strong decisive agent that will not just try to get you to a deal, but will push back on you when required. Ultimately, Charlie got us into the home we wanted at a fair price. Had we done this with another agent, it would not have happened this way.
We have been here for a few months and everything is as was suggested.. if not better. As I learn the area, I realize the importance of having a good agent with local knowledge. I drive by the house we almost bought with our first agent and am very grateful it didnt happen.
I am not one to write an elaborate review unless i feel strongly about it. I highly recommend Charlie and his team and would be more than happy to speak to anyone considering an agent about our experience.
Sold a home in 2014 in Maple Shade, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
What can we say? Charlie Goodridge sold our home in six days!! Charlie, Mary, and team followed through on everything they promised with their service. Our property was marketed professionally, priced perfectly, and prepared properly for prospective buyers. We highly recommend Charlie Goodridge for property listings.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Saratoga Springs, NY.
My husband and I met Charlie while we were still in the process of deciding if we were even going to sell our home. Charlie agreed to come over and take a look at our house knowing that in the end we may not even list it. Once we made the decision to sell, Charlie was our first call. We felt he worked through the decision process with us, he listened to our concerns, answered all of our questions, he was always honest with us and never pressured us. Charlie was able to sell our house in less than 4 weeks – during the Christmas season no less! Throughout the negotiation process we always felt that Charlie had our best interests in mind. My husband and I could not have been more pleased with the results of his efforts!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Greenfield Center, NY.
Simply put Charlie is the best real estate professional I've ever had the pleasure to deal with. He is knowledgable about the local area and responds to questions or issues quickly. He made water into wine for us and helped secure financing in the bottom of the 9th. I'm a Veteran and Charlie helped me move through the VA loan wickets with expert advise.
We are so happy in our home now and it simply would not have happened without Charlie. He comes with my highest recommendation.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $925K in Saratoga Springs, NY.
We selected Charlie through an interview process comparing his responses and initial feedback to a set of questions versus that of other realtors in the area. Charlie's responses showed him to be a top-performing professional who would add value to our home purchasing decision-making by guiding us with local insight, helping us to avoid pitfalls and enabling a good solution for us. We wanted someone who was more than just a nice person who would follow our lead; we wanted a professional.
Our experience during the process of selecting, negotiating and buying our house matched our initial expectations. Charlie demonstrated exceptional performance as a knowledgeable and skilled partner in the process committed to enabling good decision-making including predetermining maximum acceptable market value, guiding us on future resaleability, and ensuring value preservation of our final selection. We found Charlie to be very helpful with go/no-go decision-making so that we didn't get emotionally tied to an overpriced house.
This meant for us that we did not buy the first house we were interested in. Instead we reached a point in negotiations on two houses where we stopped further negotiations. We liked both of these houses but they were simply too over-priced and the sellers were not willing to take the loss to get to market pricing. Without Charlie's guidance we could have easily been in a situation where we paid too much for a house we liked and found ourselves stuck not being able to resell the property if needed without a substantial loss. Charlie helped us avoid this pitfall.
In addition to his technical skills we found Charlie to be very personable and easy to work with. Charlie has a comfortable style, and my wife and I both instantly formed a lasting personal connection with Charlie. Charlie is more than a realtor for us now; he is a friend. Throughout the process we were able to talk frankly about negotiation strategies, identify limits and boundary conditions, and get frank feedback from Charlie as to whether we were missing something in our thinking.
Once we locked in on the house that we purchased, Charlie's team jumped in to provide good support to complete the final details to take us through closing. We found that Charlie has a good network of top-performing professionals in the area and was able to give us guidance on the right people to use for all the supporting details -- attorney, home inspection, septic system inspection, etc. This was very helpful to us since we were new to the area and did not have any reference points on our own.
Our experience with Charlie was 5-star. Always accessible; always responsive; a great partner. We now count Charlie among our friends. We highly recommend selecting a top-performing professional for making a large purchase like a home, and Charlie is the professional in the Saratoga Springs area whom we recommend.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Mechanicville, NY.
Charlie was fabulous. He was very sensitive to our needs and what we had to work with financially. Charlie managed to get us our dream home at an outstanding price.
Before we found the house of our dreams Charlie was full of resources and properties to look at.
Charlie is very friendly and pays attention to his clients. We thought it would be impossible to find what we needed but Charlie found a plethora of homes that fitted our needs.
Charlie is also very thorough and he went above and beyond in helping us with the lawyer involved who was not listening to our needs.
I don't normally write reviews of anything or anyone but The expierence with Charlie was wonderful and the results of his work found us our dream home. I beyond highly recommend him
Showed home in 2013 in Maple Shade, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Our family is relocating and looking to purchase a home.
Charlie is the 'realtor for families'. Integrity, professional, patient, knowledgeable and above all is extremely responsive and an excellent listener.
He will gently guide you and allow you to lead your search in a manner that works with your pace. He does offer suggestions and presents a perspective previously not considered in hopes of offering clarity while making decisions. His approach works well with me because he provides clear goals for the day and allowed time to work for us not against. I did not feel rushed yet we worked with 1 to 2 hour time slots for initial viewings. If I liked the property we could revisit. We visited numerous properties in search of my home. My family is relocating and we were able to coordinate our appointment and plan ahead with ease. Charlie was always prepared above and beyond. He made concessions for showings with a bundle of joy energetic toddler. This is key to a family, someone ensuring the client is comfortable including all members of the family along for the ride. He took care of scheduling all our home viewings even in last minute instances.
We are still working with Charlie. He has done everything right. I have yet to find my home due to very specific requirements on my end. I am patient and am working with a patient reputable realtor and in time we will secure the property that works well for our family.
Absolutely recommend Charlie Goodridge as a realtor!