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Realtor®, CBR, CDPE, CLHMS, License, MA (17 years experience)
In 2014 I interviewed and hired Robert to appraise, list and sell my home.
It was a unique property in that it was 4-5 br 3.5 bath.<br/><br/>My experience with Robert was excellent, everything he said came to be. When we got to the point that we had an offer, I was dealing with an associate of Roberts through the negotiations and then the entire closing. Her name was Anne Boileau, and she was FANTASTIC! I would absolutely recommend Robert Bently and his team to anyone.
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Byfield, Byfield, MA.
In 2014 I interviewed and hired Robert to appraise, list and sell my home.
It was a unique property in that it was 4-5 br 3.5 bath.
My experience with Robert was excellent, everything he said came to be. When we got to the point that we had an offer, I was dealing with an associate of Roberts through the negotiations and then the entire closing. Her name was Anne Boileau, and she was FANTASTIC! I would absolutely recommend Robert Bently and his team to anyone.
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Plum Island, Newburyport, MA 01950
I am not going to engage in an email "battle" with you Mr Bentley. I used the rating system to say what I thought and I am sorry if that bruised your ego in some way. It is no different than rating a restaurant on Yelp. I had a poor experience with you and wanted to make that known to others. I am curious how you state that you have 17 years experience but you have been in business for 6 years.
You seem to be quite defensive when I criticized you. As I previously stated...you are in sales and not everyone will like you. That is just reality.
UPDATE TO MR BENTLEYS RESPONSE...
I truly wish that were the case Mr Bentley but it is not and I am sorry that is what you think. I feel that just adds to your arrogance that you honestly think that you please 100% of the people that you deal with. My experience with you was more than unpleasant as were some of my friends in the area that had the misfortune of coming across you at a showing when they were looking. I can assure you that I am not another agent. We sold our home and purchased a new one in the area. The only time that I feel was wasted was that spent dealing with you. I am only thankful that it was a short time. It was bad enough that I felt the need to write a review.
I would not deal with him after meeting him. Arrogant and far too pushy. He seems to think that he is the only realtor in the town of Newburyport also.
I get the idea that other realtors do not like dealing with him either.
Experience was unpleasant enough that I feel compelled to send in a review.
I have no idea whether this will even make it to the site though.
Good luck if you are or have to deal with him!
Response from Bentley's on 05/08/2015
This is an email battle as you will not call to discuss, I am easy to reach and I know obviously not everyone is going to like me especially when your friends with my direct competitors.
My 17 Years is cumulative "experience" which has allowed me in such short term to reach #1 in Greater Newburyport 2011-2014 and now Essex County 2014.
I owned a successful advertising agency that was acquired and also worked within the banking and finance sector which rounds nicely with my extensive sales management & Advertising experience.
Real Estate is Advertising, Sales and people skills so over 400 satisfied customers over 6 years is not bad to have one person intend on stating they do not like me personally but know I am responsive, have strong market knowledge and negotiation skills.
Thanks and sorry did not work out as given the chance I am sure I would have turn this around, so call anytime.
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Robert always gives you 100 percent. We could not have
sold our house without him. It amazes us how quickly he responds to our numerous daily emails as we search for our next home. Because of his impeccable work ethic...he makes buying or selling your home happen with the greatest of ease (Even when the stress seems too much).
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in West Newbury, MA.
Robert did an excellent job helping us sell our house. We had a solid offer on our house within a week of putting it on the market. Robert's online/web presence really brought in qualified buyers. Not only did the house sell in a week, but it sold in the month of December, which many say is not an ideal time to put your house on the market. Robert provided us with insight on how to stage our house, and answered any questions we had along the way. If you are looking to sell your house, I would highly recommend Robert.
I would highly recommend Robert. He was very helpful and I don't think we would have made it all happen without all of his help. He was always just a phone call or email away. Always anwsered or called us right back. He anwsered all of our questions and and more. I really can't say enough about him. He was really great. Thank you so much
Robert handled every aspect of our house sale in a gentlemanly way. We had a unique home that required a certain type of family. Robert was patient and kind with us during difficult family situations. I will always be grateful to the way Robert managed it all. He was very professional and understanding.
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $275K in Billerica, MA.
Robert helped me by my first home back in 2009. I couldn't have asked for a better agent. He stuck with me through the process every step of the way to ensure the house I was purchasing was a place I could call home. I would reccomend Robert to any first time buyers and even people looking to upgrade or down size their current properties. He will work for you through the end and will help you with every step of the process
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $600K in Ipswich, MA.
We began the process of finding a home on the North Shore in April of 2010. The most difficult variable in the process was selling our house in Vermont. This took us quite some time (tough market). Robert stayed with us through the whole process, showing homes over @8months till we finall sold our house. Then, it was just a matter of another month till we made an offer on our new home in Ipswich. Robert's work ethic and patience, combined with his expertise and professionalism made an emotional, frustrating experience much easier to get through. I would recommend utilizing his service without second thought.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $475K in Merrimac, MA.
Honest, resourceful, and hardworking, Robert will earn your respect with his patience, attention to detail, negotiating skills, and concern that you find the property that suits you. Successful enough and ethical, he doesn't need to sell you a property that won't meet your own particular needs.