It had been over 11 years since I was in the real estate market and I wanted to buy some investment property. I knew I wanted somebody really good at their job. Enter Colleen Kelly. She is a real estate agent I chose and I can recommend her 10,000%! She found me an investment property that I also call my home in a beautiful neighborhood that I love and that allows me to pursue my musical passion in a dedicated basement music studio. Within three months I worked with Colleen as a buyer representative, a seller agent and she found me tenants for my investment property. Timing was crucial because I had to sell my old place before buying the new place. She has a whole team to make the selling process very efficient. She has a very thorough understanding of what sells in todays’ market. I had three offers the first weekend that my condo was on the market. Eventually I accepted an offer higher than asking price. During that time, she negotiated a lower price as my buyer representative. Lastly, she handled getting my investment property rented out. She helped me with design ideas to update the rental units to make it attractive to renters. She handled getting leases signed. She has very clear ideas as to what each role she plays as a buyer representative, seller agent and rental agent. She was always three steps ahead of what needed to be done and helped me to take action to keep the ball moving. Every time I got nervous or upset during the selling, buying, renting process she was helpful and got things resolved. She created a wonderful experience and set a very high bar for all real estate agents. I’m grateful and in awe of Colleen. I hope to work with her again in not the to distant future in buying my next investment property. She is one of the smartest, positive, hard working people I’ve ever met.
~ G. De Lear/Jamaica Plain
Colleen will do an outstanding job of selling your home; she’s completely professional, knows the craft cold, and won’t waste your time telling you what your house isn’t worth or ignoring opportunities to put the greatest number of qualified buyers in its presence. Instead, she’ll call it as she sees it, drawing from years of experience. She’ll earn every penny of her commission and more, and ensure that no detail is overlooked. Our property was on the market for barely a week, we received 4 qualified offers and were able to sell it $50K over asking. If I had another property available to sell now, I wouldn’t hesitate to have her represent me.
~ Richard Hale Shaw
Colleen was a great agent to work with. She made the investment in time and resources to ensure that our house sale was successful. We received two offers as a result of our first open house and closed on our house for the price we had asked for. I would highly recommend Colleen to anyone looking to sell their house professionally and tastefully.
~ Rob & Laurel H.
Colleen is dynamite. Having just purchased a home with Colleen as our real estate agent, we couldn’t have been more pleased and impressed by her expertise, support and genuine desire for us to find the right home. When it came down to making the offer, she was emotionally supportive, encouraging and focused sharply on the goal. We can’t say enough positive things about Colleen.
~ Lauren A. Vitale & Anthony Spano – Roslindale
Colleen has many years in the business. She was recommended our landlord and helped us navigate the process. We were inexperienced and needed quite a bit of support during the process. She was there every step of the way.
~ David W. – Dedham, MA
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Oak Hill, Newton, MA. · We wanted to buy a plot of land in the greater Newton/Dedham area and found what we were looking for online. At that time we weren’t working with a real estate agent. We are new to the States and didn’t really know how the process works. Asking for more details via the website, we ultimately got in contact with Colleen Kelly. She turned out to be a present from heaven. She took a lot of the stress away, guided us through the process and via her extensive network, we found the right contacts for the next steps: attorney, city hall, contractors, etc. She helped us to make the right offer at the right time and thanks to her, we can now move to the next step and think about building our dream house. Even now, she is still helping us finding contractors and the right people at City Hall. It’s been a pleasure working with Colleen and I would certainly recommend anyone buying/selling in the area to consider using her as their agent.
Bought and sold a Condo home in 2018 in Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA. Colleen is patient and knowledgeable. The most recent purchase that she helped me was our third try. The first two failed through due to a title issue and seller’s cold feet!
When we first met Colleen, she asked if we’d be ready to put in an offer tomorrow if we found our dream home. Three days later, we did. As first time homebuyers, we definitely had fears and hesitations around the home buying process. Colleen supported us at each juncture, helping us to break down the enormity of home buying and to focus on each step. When we had concerns about a property, she pressed the sellers for more information and helped us to tease out our own hesitations. She recommended great vendors whenever we needed them, from home inspectors and lawyers to movers and electricians. She helped us to navigate the home inspection report, talking through what mattered to us and even securing money back from the sellers to cover some of the issues that came up. She was very accessible, answering our questions well into the evening. She had good insight into reasonable prices for various condos/locations, and we trusted her market knowledge. We felt like we were in good hands with Colleen and are so thankful for her support throughout the process. Colleen turned the daunting prospect of finding a home into an enjoyable experience (as much as that is possible) and got it all done in just 35 days from our initial meeting to our close date.
~ Lucia & James F – Jamaica Plain, MA
My five-star rating for Colleen in every category says it all. I have worked with Colleen to buy a house and years later to sell my house and continue to be dazzled by her knowledge and confidence. She also honors her client’s interests and tastes and works really hard to lift tangible burdens inherent in both the buying/financing and selling processes. You can do it alone, or you can do it wayyy better with Colleen!
~ Jule P.Meyer – Jamaica Plain, MA
Colleen was a great help to us during the home buying process and we would highly recommend her services to anyone beginning to search. As first time home buyers, we were both a little anxious and unfamiliar with what we needed to do. At our first meeting Colleen walked us through what every step would entail and gave us reference materials to educate ourselves with. As we moved forward with touring homes, putting in an offer, home inspection, mortgage approval, etc., Colleen was always available to offer us her expert guidance and support. Checking in on how we were feeling, coordinating with other parties, and helping us navigate all of the next steps. Colleen is a true advocate for her clients. She was proactive in making sure we were getting the necessary steps done to be successful, and when there were small hiccups along the way with the mortgage or legal paperwork, she would touch base with the relevant people to make sure things were done. She provided several recommendations for who to work with for the Mortgage, Legal work, and Home Inspection; all of her recommendations exceeded our expectations and it was so helpful to have someone identify the team we needed to bring together. Her professionalism, promptness, and dedication minimized the stress in home buying. We would definitely recommend using Colleen’s services as a Realtor for your next home!
~ James Mack & Stephanie Saltzman – Somerville, MA