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I have worked with Jay twice and the Gardner Group as a whole five times for purchases and/or sales of property over 10 years. I could not make a higher recommendation for a greater group of folks. Jay responded almost immediately to every inquiry I posed. Their team is not only hard working and professional, but make you feel comfortable throughout the process, and take the stress that comes along with purchase/sale to as low as it can be. Thanks for everything! — Mike
“My husband and I just had a very positive experience with the selling our home and downsizing to a condominium in a nearby community. The thought of leaving our house, although it had outgrown our needs, with our children having moved onto their own lives, was an emotionally difficult decision. As well, we had been removed from the real estate market for close to 20 years. The thought of moving – listing our home, deciding on a reasonable asking price, having open houses, packing and starting again in a new community – it was quite overwhelming! The process went amazingly smoothly with the assistance of one of the REALTORS® from The Gardner Group at RE/MAX North Professionals. Lauren Gaffney Cohen, our REALTOR®, was there for us, every step of the way. She provided us with advice, patience, and support as she navigated the waters of selling, packing and relocating. Not only was she instrumental in the marketing and successful sale of our home, but she was also the facilitator in purchasing a new build. She was very helpful and creative as we pondered alterations to the original floor plan of our new home. One of the things I liked best about working with Lauren was her timeliness in responding to our questions. If she did not know an answer at first, she promptly would find out the answer, and respond to us. She did a great job, explaining the sequence of the sale and the rationale behind the steps. I highly recommend working with Lauren, and The Gardner Group team at RE/MAX North Professionals.”
Second Time using Rich and his team. Once again they went the extra mile to ensure our transaction went smooth and seamless. Would use Rich again if I ever had any real estate transactions in Vermont!
Allison was assisting our listing agent with the sale of our home. She was very responsive and knowledgeable with any questions or concerns we had. She also provided timely feedback for showings and open houses. We would highly suggest using Allison with your buying or selling needs.
Our experience with Rich Gardner and his team was terrific from the first point of contact through our closing. We filled out an online inquiry and had a call within 15 minutes. Rich came to our house for the consultation and, refreshingly, was the only broker who visited who had not already decided what our home was worth. He brought no “comps” with him—just wanted to see the house and what it had going for, and against it. The three other brokers we had in to compete for our business brought sales plans and comps with them and had already decided where in the real estate pecking order our house fell. After spending 90 minutes learning our house, asking detailed questions and describing his process, he scheduled a meeting with us for a few days later (this was over a major holiday so likely would have been sooner) in which we visited him at his office and he presented his plan for how best to sell our house and position it price-wise. It is important to note that we were selling our house in an “off” time—right after the new year—and were worried about traffic and interest. Honestly, Rich’s suggested list price was higher than the other three brokers and by quite a bit. We were worried that our house would languish on the market and we would have to cut the price. We laughed with Rich that he had to convince us to list our price higher since I am sure that his arguments with potential sellers is the opposite. Rich assured us that our list price was do-able and backed it up by showing us apples-to-apples comparisons of homes in our area that had sold. Everyone on Rich’s team, especially Allison and Rebecca, were terrific to work with. Every time we had a question, someone was there to answer it. The follow through/follow up was amazing. The pictures of our house were beautiful. Now for the best part, our house sold the day it went on the market for more than the asking price with another offer as a back-up on the same day. Clearly that doesn’t always happen, but even selling a home in an off time of the cycle, Rich knew what he was doing. Our closing went well (we were dealing with terrific buyers and they had a great agent, as well) and was smooth with no big surprises. Rich has integrity and his team will earn your respect. We highly recommend Rich and the Gardner Group
It was an absolute pleasure working with Amanda! This was the second house that I have purchased, but the first in many years. Amanda was responsive and a true advocate for me the whole process. She even came to the closing, not because she had to, but because she wanted to be a part of the process. If you are looking for a knowledge realtor, a wonderful person to work with, please ask for Amanda
Amanda was wonderful! Great sense of humor and a vast knowledge about real estate. She helped my boyfriend and I buy our home. She stood in our corner and gave honest and helpful advice when it came to negotiation. So happy we got to work with her!
Working with Lauren and her team was a dream. We were working through the difficulties of purchasing a home from afar, and Lauren ensured we received prompt and friendly attention for every step of the process, she truly didn’t miss a beat. It made us feel as if we were present for the process despite not being there. I’ve been through many home buying/real estate transactions. My experience with Lauren is what I’d call the gold standard of customer care. She is extremely knowledgeable of her area, well versed in the details of her market, well connected to partners in the community, and always prompt to respond. I have, without hesitation, recommended her to several friends and she has provided the same outstanding experience to them as well.
Eric went above and beyond to help us find our first home!! Took us to almost a dozen house before we stumbled onto the one we wanted. He had his work cut out for him in dealing with a “for sale by owner” but he took it with great stride. He was always super prompt, he would get the information we requested from each house visit within 24 hours, he also gave great outside opinion as to what he thought about the property’s and various things to look for that suited us. He made sure to get to know who we were as a couple so as to better refine our search for a home. Eric went above and beyond, once we found our home he made sure that we got it! He worked out all those awesome contractual things that being a buyer without help would have stunk to try and figure out. Eric kicks butt
Eric is not only a compassionate but knowledgeable professional. He took the time to listen to my needs/concerns/wants and was honest and helpful in making my sale a success. I would highly recommend Eric for your real estate transaction needs. I certainly will use him in the future.