Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Leominster, MA.
To quickly sum things up…Jeffrey is amazing.
As first time home buyers, we wanted to make sure that we had our own broker who could help guide us through the home buying process. Our first step was to meet with a few different brokers to find the one that would be the best match for us. Initially, we were a little skeptical because Jeffrey was the only broker who wanted to schedule property viewings with us during our first meeting with him. As it turned out, that was a brilliant move on his part and it’s what made us want to work with him. When you walk through a home with Jeffrey, he focuses on the quality of construction and the condition of the home rather than the things that are obvious to the untrained eye (room size/layout, paint colors, etc). Since we weren’t at all knowledgeable in this area, having Jeffrey on our side was invaluable…walking through a home with him was almost like doing a mini home inspection before deciding that we were serious enough about a property to make an offer and pay for an inspection.
We also really appreciated Jeffrey’s working style. He was incredibly responsive to any questions we asked (we asked TONS of them and he showed infinite patience with us), he offered opinions when asked for them, he was extremely knowledgeable about the entire process and he had some great suggestions that ultimately saved us money on the final purchase price and closing costs. However, he was extremely laid back and never pushed us in any direction…essentially, we felt like we were in control and Jeffrey was quietly standing behind us to lend his expertise and gently guide us.
Just looking at a list of other properties that Jeffrey was involved in (both on the buy and sell side) that had closing dates around the same time as our home, it’s obvious that Jeffrey was working with multiple clients at the same time. However, he always had time for us and we felt like we were his only client.
We would definitely recommend Jeffrey to anyone looking to buy a home. We hope that we won’t need his services any time in the near future, but if we ever do need a broker again, Jeffrey will certainly be receiving a call from us.
Words cannot describe Jeffrey Bastress...he is an unbelievable agent. We had another agent for 5 months and never got anywhere. We had Jeffrey for 3 weeks and we had an offer and closed 6 weeks later. Jeffrey's expertise in real estate is one of a kind. I researched real estate agents and after reading Jeffrey's reviews, we decided to try him out. We are so glad we did. Jeffrey does all the work. He constantly keeps you informed about what's happening with your property. When it was time to close, all we had to do was show up for the closing with a picture ID....he did the rest. If you want to sell or buy a home, Jeffrey is the man to do it. If you are looking for an experienced professional, Jeffrey Bastress at Starpoint Realty is the real deal! I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to buy or sell a ho Ez!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Lexington, MA.
Jeffrey helped me buy my house in Lexington which is a highly competitive market. We had very positive experience working with Jeffrey. He managed to convince the buyers to pay all the closing cost and prepaid items for us, which was a huge saving for us. Right after the closing, he gave us a big gift for our new home. Such a thoughtful and wonderful partner! He also offered us many useful recommendations to take good care of our house.
In my opinion, Jeffrey is simply the best agent in Boston area. You will find him very honest and trustworthy when you work with him. He will work hard for your interest and always have your back. I highly recommend Jeffrey to any one who wants to buy a house in Boston area and beyond.
Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 in Boxborough, MA.
If you are in the market to buy or sell a home then Jeffrey is the agent you want. I was very lucky to have him as my agent. He knows everything there is to know about houses - from construction to mortgages – yes everything!
He has a very good network and he can connect you with right people - lender, attorney, contractors, home inspection guys etc. and just like him all those people are very, very professional and their rates are also very competitive. He makes the process very simple and painless. Jeffrey had suggested me a lender but I went with another lender. In retrospect, I think I should have listened to him. Although, everything went fine in the end but there were some minor problems (mostly because of communication gap between my lender and me) which made me very nervous. Had I listened to Jeffrey, he would have taken care of all those problems for me.
He is very polite, never pushes his ideas to buyers/sellers and makes every effort to keep his customers happy. We struggled to find the right house for several months but he always stood by us and was very patient. In the end, we found the house we were looking for and he is the man who made it possible.
As a first time home buyer, Jeffrey simplified and streamlined the home buying process. He coordinated all parties involved in the process, kept on top of our mortgage lender and made sure that all of the necessary documents were prepared and ready for closing. He was incredibly organized, very quick with responses and always available for questions. I cannot say enough good things about our experience. He truly took the frustration and anxiety out of the home buying process.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $325K in New Braintree, MA.
Jeffrey's services were extremely valuable. He was never pushy, and in fact very laid back during the process. He was always responsive, and the first person to let you know if he saw any red flags with a particular property. Jeffrey was always available to take a phone call if needed, and always quickly answered emails. If you wanted to look at 1 or 20 homes, Jeffrey did not hesitate to get you the appointments at your convenience.
Jeffrey was looking out for us through the entire process, and there was never any doubt about it. I would recommend Jeffrey to anyone looking for great service, and a straight forward buying experience. He's on your side 100% of the way.
Jeffrey shows his experience and knowledge as soon as you meet him for your first showing. He made us feel at ease as first time homebuyers, answering all of our questions and making the process so much easier, even with our difficult schedules. I am so glad we chose him to represent us in this process. He responds quickly to inquiries, and always has your best interests in mind. I will recommend him to everyone I know.
Jeffrey is the best real estate agent!!! He knows a lot about houses and how to buy the right one. We are still in the process of buying a short sale but he is always on the top of things, always there when you need him.
I don't think I can do justice in a written review for Jeffrey, he is simply amazing! Over the last year, we contacted several MA agents about buying a home and some didn't respond or follow up. I'm glad they didn't because we ended up with the best! We have bought and sold a home before and can say that Jeffrey has all the qualities you want in an agent and none that you don't!
His knowledge was impressive as we looked at homes and he pointed out issues. When we found a house we loved, we were hesitant to make an offer because we hadn't looked at many houses. He was wise enough to give us the nudge we needed.
He worked hard for our interests when dealing with a difficult builder and his lawyer. Even though the builder didn't want to include the upgrades with the purchase price and therefore the loan, Jeffrey was able to make it happen.
I highly recommend Jeffrey and look forward to working with him again.
We were first time home buyers and Jeff was knowledgeable, helpful, and insightful. We never thought twice to work with someone else. He taught us what to look for in a home, he crawled in small spaces to check various aspects of houses and he offered advice and input along the way. He was always available to answer our hundreds of questions and never once seemed frustrated or annoyed. We have nothing but positive things to say about Jeff and highly recommend you work with him as well.