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.
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.
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!
Marilyn has superior knowledge of the market and was a terrific communicator with us. She guided us through all of the potential pitfalls and gave great advice on how to proceed through the process.
JJ Thorp - Deer Hedge Run
Marilyn Messenger is a true real estate professional. From the beginning, she worked to determine the best way to present the condo and to work with me to determine how to price the property. She followed up with me weekly, and more often, as new properties in the area came on the market in order to help us determine the best price to ask. Her online presentation of the property was superb. It was detailed and the photography worked to show the property in it best light. Marilyn worked with the Condo Association property manager to make sure all needed documents were gotten and sent to the appropriate broker, attorney, or other entity. She has great knowledge of what is needed to move a sale along, and she helped me in procuring documents and doing what was needed. She reminded me of dates that were coming up for actions to be taken. The condo sold in one week, and Marilyn's hard work and professional experience was a big part of that, I am sure.
Marilyn is extremely thorough and attentive. Her attention to detail is unmatched. She follows up on everything and anything without being asked. She personally made my experience enjoyable and seamless.
I wanted to commend you for your excellent service during the sale of my home. You went over and above what I was expecting and made this deal happen. Your performance, perseverance, and focus as my advocate was a true blessing and comfort. This deal, as you know, almost did not happen. Had it not been for your commitment to me and your tenacity to make it happen, I would not have sold my home.
Thank you so much Marilyn for who you are in the world and for all your hard work. You are a light in the world and I am glad to know you. I would recommend your services to anyone.
Ron W. Vancour
PS: This is to anyone looking to choose a Real Estate Agent…
If you thinking about listing your home and you’re not sure which agent to list with, may I suggest that you list with Marilyn Messenger. While it might not seem that the listing agent matters, let me tell you – it does.
Not all situations are alike. I interviewed two other agents before her, and neither understood my unique situation. Marilyn was patient. We worked the game plan together, and she gave wise counsel along the way. We did some judicious updating, tweaked the plan as we went along and we hit my goals. Most importantly, she has great communication skills, perseverance, strong ethics and professionalism.
If you want a listing in the MLS and a sign in the yard, you can get that anywhere. If you want a trusted partner, you want Marilyn.
Ron W. Vancour
I would highly recommend Marilyn for selling or buying a house. She worked for my wife and I and she was always available to come to the house or answer any questions. She listed our house on all of the web sites and did a fantastic job selling it. If you want to look for a house or sell your house contact Marilyn, she does a fantastic job.
Anyone buying or selling a house in the area west of Boston would be well advised to contact Marilyn Messenger. She was a pleasure to work with when I bought my house, and went the "extra mile" to make sure that all the necessary documents were in place and all the tasks completed. She was willing to meet people at the house for inspections so that I didn't have to drive up from Connecticut, and reported promptly whenever something needed to be done. I can heartily recommend her
I first met Marilyn back in 2004/5 when looking into possible REALTORS to help us sell a home [in Wayland]. She patiently waited (until 2015!) and ultimately did help us sell the home in question for what I believe to be a fair commission and a reasonable amount of time. When selling, Marilyn appreciates the balance between making an expedient sale and getting the most possible out of your property. In my experience, she was also not afraid to negotiate on our behalf. Marilyn is even tempered and professional, taking a very realistic view of how transactions and pricing will ultimately unfold.
Marilyn was great shepherding us though our first buying experience. She's highly detail-focused and tenacious at keeping momentum on target. She's warm but no-nonsense which are critical qualities for a major endeavor such as a new home. We are thankful for and enthusiastically recommend Marilyn!
I had spent a couple years day-dreaming about buying a house in the Boston Metro West area. Marilyn helped to make this a reality. Her expertise made my first home purchase much easier than anticipated. She was prompt and courteous when it came to working through the process, and her advice helped me avoid some pitfalls that often plague first-time buyers. I would not hesitate to work with her again, be it for buying or selling a home.
Buying our new home was a whirlwind, one that there is no way we could have managed if it hadn't been for Marilyn. She guided us through the difficult process, always keeping us alert to what was important and what was not. Her calm and well-informed manner was invaluable to us. We are very grateful for her years of experience and her expertise!
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.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
Marilyn recently represented me in a very successful real estate transaction. I was a first time seller and the sale was quite non-routine. Marilyn expertly guided me through the entire process. She maintained a high level of contact and was always available. I had a great experience working with Marilyn. I would both retain her again and recommend her without hesitation.
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
“Marilyn Messenger has been our Realtor to buy or sell 4 houses. Each time we have been very pleased with her work. The latest buy/sell activity went from the initial contact to completion for both houses in just under 2 months. That exceeded our best expectations. My wife and I consider her to be a full service Realtor in that she made a recommendation for a home inspector and an attorney. We were very pleased with both. We would not hesitate to recommend her or use her again if we ever decide to move again.”
Dan Sack, Sudbury
Marilyn is terrific! She made our first home-buying experience [in Wayland] a pleasure. She really knows the market and is a master at project management - which, make no mistake - is needed to get through this process efficiently! She doesn't let any detail fall through the cracks and is a proactive and responsive communicator. I highly recommend Marilyn and would absolutely use her again. Top Qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity
Marilyn recently helped us purchase our first home and we couldn't have been happier with her patience, wisdom, and guidance. We found Marilyn to be extremely knowledgeable of the local market and she kept the process stress free by answering calls, texts, and e-mails at all hours. We were thrilled with Marilyn and highly recommend her to all prospective home buyers without reservation.
C. Shapiro, Stow
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity
“I contacted Marilyn when I wanted to move to the [Wayland] area. She was able to quickly provide me with appropriate listings for my needs and see me through to the purchase. Marilyn is terrific, knows her business and this area!”
Bonnie P. (Wayland)
Marilyn helped us market and stage our house in Wayland. It sold in a month's time at an excellent price. We'd be very pleased to recommend you to anyone looking for a professional, thorough, knowledgeable, and empathetic broker.
Dave Slote, Wayland
Marilyn handled the short sale of my home in Wayland, MA. She did a great job with our property & had it under agreement in the blink of an eye. As with all short sales, the bank makes it difficult for everyone involved. However, Marilyn kept the buyers and the sellers up to date at every turn and she even handled all signing of documents electronically which made life so much easier, especially seeing as I was living out of state. She also had to deal with both myself and my ex, we are very much estranged, and she was even able to navigate those difficult waters with ease. She faced many challenges in handling the sale of this property and she overcame each one easily and with great professionalism. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Marilyn to anyone looking for a buyers or sellers agent!!
Kimberly Bellavance, Wayland
Marilyn helped us relocate from the UK to Sudbury, MA. Trying to find and close on a home from 3500 miles away is a tough job but Marilyn was clearly expert in her field and also was very supportive and helpful through the whole process - she always went the extra (and much appreciated) mile to help out. We'd recommend her to anyone!
Marilyn assisted me with a particularly challenging real estate transaction that required a considerable amount of aplomb under fire. She was able to bring several parties together, who otherwise may have been at cross purposes, in a manner that resulted in a beneficial outcome for all parties. Quite an impressive result.
I recommend her without reservation.” November 30, 2011
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
Mike Dolan, Acton MA
Marilyn worked with me when I was making my move from Florida to [Acton] MA...I couldn't have asked for better service. She truely made the experience as painless as possible - a true joy to work with.
We hired Marilyn in the fall of 2009 to sell our home in Stow, MA. Given the state of the housing market at that time, we were very nervous about the prospects. Marilyn listened to our concerns about pricing, did a thorough market analysis for competing homes, and we were able to agree on a competitive list price. She marketed our home wonderfully through mailed fliers, web sites, virtual tours, and agent/broker open houses. We had very high online traffic and consistent showings. As a result we were able to sell our home at a great price with a very short time on the market. Overall, I think Marilyn did a great job of listening to our needs as clients, gave us excellent tips on preparing the home to show, marketed the home well, and guided us through the purchase and sale negotiations with her experience and expertise.. We would definitely hire Marilyn again in the future!
Just wanted to thank you again for everything, over the last several years, relating to our move. Throughout the entire (sometimes difficult) planning, marketing, negotiating, selling, closing process, we always felt we were in the most capable hands and we appreciated the positive outlook you always conveyed…If we ever hear of anyone
interested in moving out to the Sudbury and surrounding area, we'll certainly tell them to give you a call.
Marie and Joe
Thanks so much for all you did to help us through the process of buying our first home [in Sudbury]. All of the coordinating that you did for us made the process easier than we ever thought possible.
Julie and Matt
I can't thank you enough for everything you have done. You have been on top of the whole selling process from minute one and your follow-up skills are unmatched. … You have truly made this experience as painless as possible. Take care and I hope you have as happy a New Year as you have made ours.
Kathleen and Stephen (Maynard MA)
Marilyn’s knowledge of the area is exceptional. She was extremely responsive to my needs, the demands of my schedule and my concerns. She was thoughtful and pleasant to deal with. I highly recommend her!! I actually just recommended her to some of my coworkers ad they are thrilled as well!
Marilyn…carried though on everything she said. I think she did a great job in understanding who my likely buyer would be, where they live, and what their expectations would be. You might say that is knowledge of the marketplace, but it is very specifically knowledge not only of what else if for sale, but knowledge of the neighborhood, and an understanding of the people who will buy into it. She did a great job!
Kate (Maynard MA)
We thought Marilyn was open, honest and helpful thought the entire [selling] process. She did a super job!
Sheila and Dan (Sudbury MA)
Thanks for everything! You were helpful, thorough and on-top of things from start to finish. We love our new house…
Debbie and Mike (Sudbury MA)