Looking for buyer's agent to buy multi-family in Cambridge Somerville to rent out -- Are you the one?

Asked by Claire Gallou, Boston, MA Tue Mar 1, 2011

We have a downpayment ready and are looking for someone to help us ask the right questions and find listings. $400-500K 2-3 family in Cambridge Somerville. Tell us about you and why you could be the one for us! We are looking at 1105 Cambgridge St,. right now, for example.

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Carey T. Han…, , Massachusetts
Mon Oct 1, 2012
Give me a call if you are still looking for a property. Myself and my company NextGen Realty would be more than happy to help you. I look forward to talking Real Estate with you,. Thank you.

Carey Hansen
NextGen Realty
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Louis Wolfs…, Agent, Needham, MA
Thu Sep 27, 2012

Are you looking to invest as well?

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mbrewsterter…, Home Buyer, Boston, MA
Thu Sep 27, 2012
So who did Claire hire? I'm on pins and needles.
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Miroslava, , Boston, MA
Mon Mar 7, 2011
Claire, I have worked with many investors and have the qualifications and experienced needed in a buyer's agent. Please visit my website for more information. I would be happy to chat over the phone and answer your questions and concerns.
Miro Fitkova
Fitkova Realty Group
cell. 617-921-9952
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Territory.c…, Agent, MA,
Mon Mar 7, 2011
I know you are looking at multi families but this incredible victorian single family home just came on the market yesterday. It has 4-5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, fenced yard AND parking for 2-3 cars (depending on size).


(for answers to your original buyer agent questions, see previous response)
Web Reference:  http://territory.com
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Territory.c…, Agent, MA,
Thu Mar 3, 2011
We are an exclusive buyer brokerage and we give cash rebates when you close on a property.

The breakdown:

The exclusive buyer agency part of our model says it all: We only have your interests in mind throughout the entire transaction (we will never steer your towards one listing over another because it is financially beneficial to us) something 99.9% of agents can't promise you;

We are experts on the buyside of the transaction because it's ALL WE DO: this means access to fantastic property valuations and negotiating skills, plus we have incredible 3rd party referrals to help make the purchase process smooth;

Lastly, we work on a flat fee. This means full service expertise without the %-commission conflict of interest often created in buyer/real estate agent relationships. We subtract our flat fee from the % commission and the difference is given to YOU after closing! In your price range that means around $7,500 in cash which is great to reinvest in your property.

We have worked with a lot of buyers in Cambridge so if you want to speak to them direct happy to give you a list. Just email us: Info@territoryre.com

Web Reference:  http://territory.com
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Heidi Zizza, Agent, Framingham, MA
Wed Mar 2, 2011
Dear Claire, I am surprised you only got 5 responses here. Of course all buyer agents would be willing to help you. I too, am in that category. I have been a full time Professional realtor for 19 years and work with many investors and homeowners purchasing multi family properties. A deed and mortgage search is a good place for a buyer agent to start to be sure the seller is not offering an undisclosed short sale situation. If you would like to do a phone interview please feel free to call me at (508)277-2032.
Heidi Zizza
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Willie Mandr…, Agent, Boston, MA
Wed Mar 2, 2011
I specialize in buyer and seller representation of multi-family homes throughout Boston. I am a local rental property investor myself and love to work with others with a like mind set.
You can click on the link below to download my free e-book. The book will tell you more about me, my services, and give you some tips on buying income property in the Boston area.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to speaking with you.

Web Reference:  http://www.wjmandrell.com
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Paul Santucci, Agent, Reading, MA
Wed Mar 2, 2011
Hello Claire,
You are very wise to invest in Cambridge and Somerville! Therefore, your choice comes down to getting the perfect combination of market knowledge, understanding possible renovation costs, proven negotiating skills and accountability.
I work in a team and my business partner and I this past year alone have achieved an final sale price average of 96.5% of the marketed price for our sellers, and 13% price reduction for our buyer clients in the Cambridge and Somerville markets. We also sold three properties to our buyer clients BEFORE they came on the market (two in Somerville, one in Cambridge - which was assessed at over a million and we negotiated for 700K!), so we know where the deals are and go beyond traditional means to get our clients the right property.
We also have extensive experience in renovating and building, having "flipped" homes in both areas, so we can speak intelligently about renovation costs, building codes and guide you through that aspect.
Naturally, we are armed with testimonials, too!

I'm available by cell when you want to reach out: 617-694-0004.

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Louis Wolfs…, Agent, Needham, MA
Wed Mar 2, 2011

1105 looks interesting. It waspreviously owned by the Batista family who own and manage many properties in the cambridge and the somerville markets. Both are good areas to invest in. Please look at my web page for information about me. I am a expert when it comes to investment properties. I have owned, managed and developed many. I have represented many of the countries largest institutions and individuals from prudential, cigna, new york life in the sale of properties from apartment complexes, office buildings to malls. The company i used to work with did the first condominium conversions in the state. I love all aspects of real estate from rentals to investment sales. I am a license appraiser, builder and realtor.

The fact that you have already done some homework in the market place shows me that you are serious, which is important. You also have to be realistic in your expectations and abilties. Any investment property is work and has risks. I am happy to meet with you or chat to discuss how best to proceed to achieve your goals.

Louis Wolfson
Web Reference:  http://www.LouisWolfson.net
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Rich Lee, Agent, Lynn, MA
Wed Mar 2, 2011

I'm a multifamily investor and Realtor. I think like an investor. I can teach you about Risk & Return, Gross Rent Multipliers (GRM), Cap Rates, and investing strategies. My proprietary DB of multifamily sales in the state of MA going as far back as 1992 allows me to look at price trends, rent trends, and GRM for different markets.

Check about my web reference below about multifamily markets around the Boston Area. For an article specifically about Cambridge multi-families: http://www.richleere.com/2011/01/03/cambridge-ma-multifamily…

Real Estate investing is all about the numbers and I'm Your Real Estate Geek, Always.

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Masha Sender…, Agent, Newton, MA
Tue Mar 1, 2011
Hello Claire,

I would be happy to assist you. A little about me: I am a buyer's agent and have been around long enough to know the rules, but little enough to maintain a high level of energy and to give every buyer my undivided attention. As your agent, I will be there for you every step of the way - from writing an immaculate offer that includes all of the little things that often go overlooked, to negotiating the best deal on your behalf, thoroughly reading all documents and reports, and negotiating the terms of the P&S, in case there are any inspection issues.

As a rental agent, I can bring value in helping you understand the rental income potential of every property.
The last property that I have assisted a buyer with the sale of, I saw within an hour of it going on the market, and it was the perfect house that they were looking for. The offer was accepted less than 20 hours after that.

I obsessively look on MLS for new properties, and I am not shy about contacting owners whose properties were pulled off the market, have been sitting without a tenant, and may be for sale by owner.

I am very driven and while you will feel that you're being represented by a seasoned professional, you'll also be amazed about how connected I am and available to you at all times.

If you are on Linked In, here is my profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mashasenderovich
There are plenty of recommendations to serve as references.

I would be happy to meet with you in person for an "interview".


Masha Senderovich
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