- Highly likely to recommend
03/12/2011 - ptatten
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $225K in Lancaster, MA.
I would recommend Jeff Bastress to anyone looking to buy a home and he will be the first person I call when I decide to sell mine. I was a first time home buyer and had tried other realtors, but Jeff proved to be the best choice. His overall knowledge in this field is a great asset and his personal care and handling of all matters involved in my purchase made me feel like his only customer.

He is courtesy, always professional and really listens to his customers needs and wants. If he doesn't think a home is right for you he will tell you and help you find the right one. He never made me feel pressured to buy any home, as others had done. One of my fears in looking for my first home was to be hounded with phone calls and pressured into buying before I was ready. I asked to be contacted only through emails during the search phase of my home buying, since I hate phone calls. Jeff honored all my requests and made working with him a pleasure.

If you are looking for a Realtor, do yourself a favor and call Jeff.
Response from

 

- Highly likely to recommend
07/02/2014 - abhishek bharadwaj
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.
Response from

 

- Highly likely to recommend
05/30/2014 - user5497879
Bought a home in 2014.
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.
Response from

 

- Highly likely to recommend
05/13/2014 - huffdade
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.
Response from

 

- Highly likely to recommend
03/20/2014 - user8634548
Bought a home in 2014.
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.
Response from

 

- Highly likely to recommend
03/18/2014 - user81287964
Sold a home in 2014.
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.
Response from

 

- Highly likely to recommend
12/04/2013 - meliepys mail
Bought a home in 2013.
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.
Response from

 

- Highly likely to recommend
12/01/2013 - user3062461
Bought a home in 2013.
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.
Response from

 

- Highly likely to recommend
11/14/2013 - thejoycevincent
Bought a Townhouse home in 2013 for approximately $200K in Grafton, MA.
Jeffrey was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is never salesman-y, which was one of the most important qualities we wanted in an agent. He is honest, knowledgeable, and easygoing. He shared his knowledge about real estate for us first-timers but is also well versed in everything home-related. Everything from roofing to piping to quality of craftsmanship to different types of heating/cooling systems and so on. He knows it all and he shares it all, good or bad. He never seemed stressed, always cool as a cucumber, even when my husband and I were freaked out. He tells it like it is and we really appreciate that about his style. But he also does all this at a distance to allow you to learn and to grow on your own with his gentle guidance.

We know he is busy but we never once felt that he was rushing us or pushing us in any way. He was there for questions, day or night - and trust me, we asked a lot of them!

He always made the time for us and we always felt like his only client. I'm sure with his success he has many clients with multiple times our small budget to spend but we never felt that he treated us any differently because of it. He barely even used his phone when he was with us and many agents can never pull their nose away from it these days.

When we lost a bidding war on two different properties, he was there to offer positive words and make us feel like it was for the best, that we made the right decisions and that we would find the right place for us in time.

We found damage to the structure of the condo we purchased and he was right on top of it making sure the work was not only completed, but done well and correctly.

Even the team he works with (mortgage loan officers, banks, attorneys, etc), which he offers but doesn't require you to use, not only provided great communication and service, but got us the best rates we could find on our own and were helpful and knowledgeable. Jeffrey, again, oversaw it all and made it all fairly painless. We closed on the original date we set with no problems whatsoever.

If/when we sell or buy again in the future we are 100% going to call on Jeffrey to be our agent. He happily goes above and beyond the call of duty on a regular basis. I can't imagine going through the process with anyone else. So...hire him. You won't be disappointed.
Response from

 

- Highly likely to recommend
11/09/2013 - jmains78
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Ashby, MA.
Very knowledgable in all areas regarding the health & conditions of what is important in your new home! We looked at several homes, identifying huge potential problems such as problems in the foundations, identifying mold in the attic, and finally helping us buy the home we moved into today!
Response from

 

Contact Jeffrey Bastress

Email successfully sent!Submission failed!

Professional Information
Jeffrey Bastress
Address:
Startpoint Realty
34 Newell Hill Rd
Sterling, MA  01564
Phone:
(978) 563-9954
Cell:
(978) 710-0280
Click to view
Websites:
Website
 
, Blog
 
,
 
,
 
, LinkedIn
 
Advice posts:
1
Screen name:
jbastress1
Member since:
05/28/2008