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Lynn O'Connell

Premier Agent

8 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor, Agent

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Investment properties,
Staging

Ratings & Reviews

Lynn is a consummate professional who is extremely passionate about her work. This was evident from the beginning of our relationship with her. Lynn offered a no-strings-attached trial period, during which she showed her dedication and unmatched diligence. We literally spent a whole weekend looking at houses that we thought were interesting. She taught us what to look for and how houses are valued – this was very helpful, as we are first-time homeowners. Her level of detail in researching the properties on our behalf was indeed very impressive! Not surprisingly, we decided to go with Lynn as our agent, and her dedication to us seemed to grow even more as the process continued. We must have seen over 40 properties during the timespan of just a few weekends (we were limited by the number of hours in a day, not by her availability, which seemed to have no limit). I recommend Lynn to anyone looking to buy a home, and would be happy to share more information. We will most definitely work with her again in the future.

  

01/21/2015 - vivi ko1010
Bought a home in 2014 in North Sudbury, Sudbury, MA 01776.

Lynn is a consummate professional who is extremely passionate about her work. This was evident from the beginning of our relationship with her. Lynn offered a no-strings-attached trial period, during which she showed her dedication and unmatched diligence. We literally spent a whole weekend looking at houses that we thought were interesting. She taught us what to look for and how houses are valued – this was very helpful, as we are first-time homeowners. Her level of detail in researching the properties on our behalf was indeed very impressive! Not surprisingly, we decided to go with Lynn as our agent, and her dedication to us seemed to grow even more as the process continued. We must have seen over 40 properties during the timespan of just a few weekends (we were limited by the number of hours in a day, not by her availability, which seemed to have no limit). I recommend Lynn to anyone looking to buy a home, and would be happy to share more information. We will most definitely work with her again in the future.

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Response from Lynn on 01/26/2015

Thanks Vivi- I loved working with you and Bayan! You were a quick study and always open to ideas. Love the home you finally bought. I can't wait to see how you make it your own!

 

  

11/17/2014 - llherring64
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $800K in Back Bay, Boston, MA.

My husband and I have purchased several homes and had worked with many agents in the process, but NONE have compared to the partnership we had/have with Lynn O'Connell buying a condo in the Back Bay. Her knowledge, support, and understanding nature surpasses anything you would expect in a realtor. She goes above and beyond to help you find the best home for you with an education of the area, tips for everything imaginable, offering design advice, shopping trips, and much more. We still relied on her expertise after the closing and she made herself available whenever needed during our lengthy renovation project. We called her on a Friday with a list of concerns and she met us at our door with a contractor on Monday morning. Amazing! Lynn's resources helped us finish the renovations with meeting tight time schedules. No worries with Lynn on your side!

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Response from Lynn on 11/24/2014

Thank you so much Lori! It was truly my pleasure to help you and Dave. You both had the vision to immediately see the raw potential of a completely gutted property and the commitment to see it through. Your hard work really paid off. The renovation looks TRULY AMAZING!

 

  

11/14/2014 - sngmel
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $700K in Wenham, MA.

Lynn was provided an impossible timeframe to sell our home. She pushed herself to prepare our home for its first open house within 2 weeks of appointment. Lynn's expertise is beyond simply properly valuating the home and the logistics. She is an interior/exterior curb appeal designer and realtor all in one. Having consolidated our Boston apartment into our Wenham home, we had a lot of clutter and excess furnishings. Lynn took the pains to move the excess into the basement, and where necessary, brought precious items from her own home to stage and compliment what was missing. The result was a venue that produced gorgeous photos that not only drew in many potential buyers and realtors; but multiple serious buyers the first open house. Our ultimate result were offers starting at asking price immediately after. Always a professional, Lynn even made herself available when we needed help with meeting up with our movers when we were in the midst of relocation. It took us just under 6 weeks from the time we listed to the day we moved out of the home. We could not have dreamed of better results. Lynn made a very stressful event rather uneventful.

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Response from Lynn on 11/24/2014

Thanks Susanna! It was a bit of a "mad dash" but I loved the challenge and it was a really fun listing for me. You and Brian stepped back and allowed me to do what I wanted to do. Plus, I had a fabulous kitchen, open floor plan and some extraordinary furniture to work with. Our one and only open house was a complete mob-scene, even with two realtors on hand! Great buyers. The perfect transaction.

 

  

10/26/2014 - karentosh1
Found a tenant for a home in Back Bay, Boston, MA 02111.

Lynn represented us in finding a tenant for our condo in a luxury high-rise in Boston. She arranged the photography, supervised the staging, researched the market to determine the lease rate, helped negotiate the lease, all of which resulted in our leasing to the ideal tenants in 24 hours of the listing going on the internet. She laser focused on the best interest of her clients and works zealously to conclude every transaction to her clients' satisfaction.

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Response from Lynn on 11/24/2014

Thanks for the kind words Karen. Your condo is special so once the listing was up on-line, the phone started to ring with requests to see it. I am happy we got this done for you so quickly!

 

  

10/24/2014 - imarivergirl81
Sold a Condo home in 2014 in Charlestown, Boston, MA.

The first thing that you will notice about Lynn is that she is not like other realtors. I have bought and sold several properties prior to working with Lynn this past spring to sell my condo in Charlestown Navy Yard, and I can say that it is incredibly rare to find someone who will put in the time and effort that she will.

It was was very difficult to find a single good comp to determine a likely sale price because I had done extensive renovations to my condo that that improved the space (a plus) but reduced the bedroom count (a minus). Lynn looked at the research from all angles. We thought we had the opportunity to get the highest price to date in my 367 unit building. However, we needed a very specific buyer who did not need the 2nd bedroom, so nailing the correct price was essential. Lynn took the extra step of having several realtors from her Charlestown office come to look at my place to make sure we were on the right track. By the time we listed, I had a high degree of confidence that our asking price was the right one. Lynn advised that I list in the spring. I wanted to spend the summer in my condo so I preferred waiting till fall. Just days before going away on a two week vacation in June, I decided to follow her advice. Lynn jumped into action to de-clutter and stage my apartment so it would show well in photographs. With the holiday weekend however, photography was delayed. Lynn put the listing on MLS with exterior stock photos and great copy that described the unit perfectly. It worked. Within days, we had a full price offer from well qualified buyers. I signed documents from Europe and the home inspection was completed before I even returned. Lynn also negotiated a late closing so I could enjoy my condo all summer. It was perfect. Lynn made it all look easy but there is no doubt that her creativity, diligence, and sales knowledge are special. Lynn is straightforward and honest, which gave me a feeling of absolute confidence during what is typically a stressful experience. I would highly recommend Lynn and plan to use her again in the future.

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Response from Lynn on 11/24/2014

Jenn- Thanks for giving me the great opportunity to sell your condo for you. The renovations that you did really made the unit unique, so in spite of the lower bedroom count, I had great material to work with. My goal was to have it under agreement and the home inspection done before you returned from vacation. Mission accomplished!

 

  

10/22/2014 - b richards85
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.15M in Manchester, MA.

Lynn represented us as a buyer’s agent, beginning in March 2014. We were returning to the USA after nearly 50 years in Europe and needed help in finding the right place to settle. Lynn worked with us through every stage of the process, which culminated in September with the purchase of a house that we love and is right for us Without her professional and personal guidance the outcome would very likely have been different. We commend her to future clients most enthusiastically and without qualification.

Looking back on our property search, from March to July, we cannot overestimate Lynn’s value in guiding us to a happy conclusion. Her understanding of real estate is comprehensive and backed by detailed research. Her understanding of us has always been sensitive, patient and flexible. Her grasp and management of the property process, from search to closure, defies superlatives: the range of her skills, both personal and professional, meant that she could adapt to handle the many and varied challenges, some beyond the range of typical agents.

She has been a real partner, and we have been extraordinarily lucky to work with her.

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Response from Lynn on 11/24/2014

Thank you Barry! A few challenges along the way but the end result is a very special house for a very special couple. I am delighted for you both!

 

  

10/21/2014 - farshad bayati
Bought a home in 2014 in Winchester Highlands, Winchester, MA 01890.

I give Lynn O’Connell my highest recommendation. I have purchased multiple homes in the past but never in Boston. My wife and I moved to Boston from Vancouver and we were unfamiliar with the real estate market and neighborhoods. That’s why it was critical for us to have the right agent.

Lynn possesses all the attributes necessary to be an excellent broker: she knows her markets extremely well; she is a great communicator; she is diligent and she is very responsive. She clearly takes pride in doing a good job. In our particular case as buyers of a home, there were many rough spots on the road to closing and in every instance Lynne was a great help and a great counciliary.

We look forward to working with her again in the future.

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Response from Lynn on 11/24/2014

Farshad- thank you for allowing me to help you and your family! I was happy to introduce you to Winchester, which is an ideal location for you and a wonderful town. Your new home is adorable, and in a truly beautiful setting. I am dying to see the work you and Alanna did. So glad you are all enjoying it.

 

  

10/21/2014 - janelee easyhome
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.325M in Winchester, MA.

Lynn is a very professional, hard-working and dedicated real estate agent.

We arrived from Beijing and had just a few days to look at real estate in the Boston area. Lynn understood our needs immediately and coordinated everything so our showings were efficient and productive. She prepared a showing schedule for us in advance that included helpful research on the areas we were considering and competitive sales data. She also introduced us to Winchester, a town we had not previously considered. We fell in love with the town and the beautiful house she showed us was perfect for us. Her preparation and knowledge of the Boston area allowed us to find our ideal house in a day!! While each person's situation is different, I believe her tireless efforts will help any buyer find the perfect home. Lynn also found us an investment unit in Boston and helped to find a good tenant. Working with Lynn will help you achieve your real estate dream

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Response from Lynn on 11/24/2014

It has been my pleasure to help you Jane! You won some great properties in competitive bidding situations because you were able to grasped the market quickly and acted decisively. Great fun!