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"Marilyn recently helped us purchase our home in Sudbury. There were a number of things that Marilyn brought to the search process that helped: local knowledge of who built which houses, streets that were more or less desirable because of traffic conditions, tips on finding neighborhoods with children, local shopping, etc. She was also very responsive to all of our questions and really helped us through the whole process. I would highly recommend Marilyn for any prospective home buyer." D.B. Tue, Jul 22, 2014

What’s a Buyer’s Agent/Broker?

A real estate buyer's agent represents the buyer who is purchasing property in a real estate transaction. Research by the National Association of REALTORS has shown that when a buyer's agent/broker is used, the prospective buyer found a home one week faster and examined three more properties than consumers who did not use a buyer's agent. The buyer's agent works for, and owes fiduciary responsibilities to, the real estate buyer and represents the buyer's best interests throughout the entire real estate process. 

A buyer's agent/broker will: 
  • Listen and evaluate the specific needs and wants of the buyer and help locate properties that fit those specifications.
     
  • Assist in securing appropriate financing.  
     
  • Assist in viewing properties -- accompany the buyer on the showings, or preview the properties on behalf of the buyer to insure that the identified specifications are met. 
     
  • Research the selected properties to identify any problems or issues to help the buyer make an informed decision prior to making an offer to purchase the property.
     
  • Advise the buyer on structuring an appropriate offer to purchase the selected property. 
     
  • Present the offer to the seller's agent and when possible, the seller on the buyer's behalf. 
     
  • Negotiate on behalf of the buyer to help obtain the identified property -- keeping the buyer's best interests in mind. 
     
  • Provide a list of potential qualified vendors (e.g. movers, attorneys, carpenters, etc.) if these services are needed. 
     
  • Most importantly, fully-represent the buyer throughout the real estate transaction.   
Marilyn Messenger, a licensed real estate broker associated with Andrew Mitchell & Company, is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) and a member of REBAC, the Real Estate Buyer Agent Council.
She is also a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS®) and has been representing home buyers in Sudbury, Wayland, Weston, Maynard, Stow and the towns west of Boston since 1993.
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- Paula M.
 
 

 

 

Marilyn Messenger, REALTOR
CRS®, ABR®, GRI®,CLHMS, Broker
Direct: 508-596-3501
MarilynMessenger@realtor.com
 
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Recommendations for Marilyn Messenger

The sale of my home [in Sudbury] was not typical, requiring a realtor of exceptional skills, experience and knowledge. Yet even though I had been in the home building field, I could think of only one realtor for the job – Marilyn Messenger. Not only was she eminently equipped to handle the real estate end of things but she knew exactly the right lawyers to handle the complex legal issues associated with the sale. There was a substantial array of documents to fill out and sign, but Marilyn was always on top of, and ahead of things. As a result of Marilyn's hard work, my house had a buyer in the first week it was on the market and the deed exchanged hands in about a month – for such a complex sale that kind of speed is unusual It is fair to say that I would not have made it through all the steps required in such a sale without Marilyn. Peter N.
Marilyn sold our townhouse in one day. We had four offers and several overing asking. We were able to do this with Marilyn's thorough and thoughtful consultation and guidance. She knew exactly what would sell our home. We met initially in early Fall and prepared a plan to be the first on the market in the Spring. Marilyn stayed in constant communication and pinged us when we needed to take action. She made the selling process as painless as possible with maximum results. We were also able to buy our next home through Marilyn. We turned in our keys for our townhome and got the keys to our new home the very next day. Coordination was flawless. Overall, Marilyn has a keen eye, superior attention to details, a great sense of the market, and excellent communication skills. We would definitely recommend her as an agent. Beverly T.
We were so pleased to have worked with Marilyn for a second time! Marilyn helped us to buy our first home in Sudbury 10 years ago and when we were ready to sell it, we called her again. The process of buying and selling can be overwhelming, but Marilyn helped us to sort through it all. She is a master at organization and coordination of the many parties involved in this process. She was on top of all of the details so that nothing fell through the cracks. There were multiple offers on the house we ended up buying and on our house when we sold it, and Marilyn was invaluable in helping us to navigate through those negotiations. Following her advice, we had an accepted offer on our house in just 3 days! We would definitely recommend Marilyn! J. Jackson
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