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Julie Starr

Agent

Realtor

1 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation

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Julie Starr has had a lifelong fascination with real estate.  Her parents loved buying and selling houses, and she spent her childhood moving to a new home every couple of years. For Julie, each move has been a new adventure! This adventure has continued into adulthood.  

Julie and her family moved from NYC to Northampton almost in 2006, and they haven't looked back! Northampton and the Pioneer Valley are rich in culture, music, art, natural beauty and community. It has the benefits of a small city (surrounded by many fine colleges and universities) with the intimacy and sense of community of a small town. Julie has strong ties to NYC, as well as Boston and Northern California, and she loves to help people in the process of relocating. Whether you are purchasing your first home, moving to a new home, or relocating to the area, let Julie put her skills to work to help you.

In 2013, Julie left Delap Real Estate with Kate Iles and Julie Held, the owner/managers of Maple and Main Realty LLC, to help form the new company.  Maple and Main Realty is a small, local agency with the commonly held goals of professionalism, customer service, thoroughness and attention to detail among the realtors and staff who work there.  The lovely Maple and Main Realty offices can be found just up the road from Northampton in the hamlet of Florence MA, at 28 North Maple Street.  Julie now writes the blog for the company website.

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Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(2)
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Past Sales  

(10 all-time)
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Price
Sell-side
08/22/2014
$501,000

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08/22/2014 - Sell-side - $501,000

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Sell-side
12/16/2013
$380,000

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12/16/2013 - Sell-side - $380,000

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Buy-side
11/17/2013
$299,000

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11/17/2013 - Buy-side - $299,000

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Sell-side
09/06/2013
$245,000

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09/06/2013 - Sell-side - $245,000

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Buy-side
08/30/2013
$367,500

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08/30/2013 - Buy-side - $367,500

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Ratings & Reviews

  
 

02/22/2013 - user8230710
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $400K in Florence, MA.

Julie was instrumental in both the sale of our home and the subsequent purchase of our next home. She was responsive and took the time we needed--I never felt rushed or alone in the process. I would not hesitate to recommend Julie.

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12/17/2012 - user7512190
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $375K in Northampton, MA.

When my husband and I started thinking about relocating from Brooklyn, NY to the Pioneer Valley, we decided to make an exploratory mission to Northampton. We wanted to spend a day with a local realtor there to get a sense of the area and what kind of properties might be available in our price range. We spoke to a couple realtors by phone and decided to go with Julie over the others based on her personality (very easy to talk to- I felt like she "got it") and her expertise with our particular situation (moving from a dense urban area to a small town). The enormity of such a transition cannot be underestimated, and having made the same transition herself several years ago, Julie was able to provide us with valuable insights we knew another realtor would not be able to provide.

Although we told Julie we would not be buying a property for at least two years, she was happy to spend an entire afternoon with us looking at houses. I felt she got a real sense of our taste and planned our short time there accordingly, making excellent recommendations for which properties to see and which ones to leave for another day. Aside from looking at properties, she drove us around describing the different parts of town, etc.

We both fell in love with the town almost immediately and lo and behold(!) ended up seeing a house that we loved so much we could not possibly pass it up! But our newly hatched plan -to buy the house before selling our old one- would only work if we were able to get a second mortgage. When the bank we had chosen to work with failed to come through we thought for sure we had lost our chance. But Julie was able to connect us to a WONDERFUL mortgage broker at a local bank who enabled us to obtain a mortgage and buy the house! Julie also helped us find an excellent local lawyer to handle the negotiations. My husband and I were both shocked at how easy the entire process was, and I believe Julie played a big role to that effect.

Julie provided excellent support throughout the entire process of buying the house of our dreams in which to raise our two young sons. She has excellent knowledge about all the different neighborhoods, knows all the local businesses and other important little tidbits about the area. She also seems to know a lot of people in the area which made us feel like if we ever needed anything, Julie would be able to help us find the right person or business.

One thing in particular I appreciated about our experience with Julie was her honesty. I never once felt like she was trying to sell us something we didn't want, or cover anything up (none of the typical "salesman" type stuff). She was honest about what she felt might be a property's shortcomings, and very helpful when discussing the pros and cons of any particular property or neighborhood. Also, the fact that she was so incredibly willing and helpful -even when we believed we were not going to buy at that time- speaks volumes.

I would not hesitate to work with Julie Starr again and give her my highest recommendation. She provided us with an incredible "introduction" to the Northampton area and is, I believe, characteristic of the wonderful "vibe" that pervades this beautiful town.
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07/30/2012 - user2835489
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $225K in Northampton, MA.

Julie was our agent for the recent purchase of our first home (Jan 2012). She was wonderful to work with and we consider ourselves lucky to have found her. As we were newish to the area, her knowledge of our surroundings was helpful, and well appreciated. She was very patient with us, as we made offers twice and then changed our minds at the last minute. We felt horrible enough that we had had a last minute change of heart, and Julie made us feel like we needed to follow our hearts and not to feel too bad. She also really helped to guide us towards homes that met what we were looking for, so that we did not make the same mistake again. What we finally ended up with is our perfect house! We are so happy that we were able to work with Julie, and if we ever decide to move will make sure to work with Julie again! It was also helpful that she worked on a team with Julie Held, so that if one of them was unavailable the other one was happy to step in and help. They also were able to bounce information off one another, which was nice having two opinions and two different sets of experience.

We highly recommend Julie (and Julie H) if you want to have a good experience!!
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