From Kate B.
Used Linda O' and Alison Socha to sell our house this spring. Sold (4 offers) after the first open house for over asking price. They also helped us negotiate a rent-back period, which helped us take the time for find our next house. They are knowledgeable, super savvy about the Melrose market and most crucially, they understand how stressful it is to sell a house and they have your back. Linda gave us smart advice on a couple of little fix-ups, how to handle kid clutter and recommended a terrific painter (Nelson Bros!) Alison returned calls, emails, and texts immediately whenever we had questions. They are straight shooters and expert at what they do. Would highly recommend.
From Amanda R. and Chris H.
I'm writing this on the glorious front porch of my dream home, which we would never have had without your perseverance, intelligence, skill and pure kindness. Though the buying process was a debacle and generally ridiculous, one thing we always knew was that if there was any way to pull the sale off, you would find it and pursue it, no matter how much work or how absurdly annoying it was. (And oh…it was annoying.) We can’t thank you enough for all your did for us. To replace one of the many nights we stole from you, please have a night out on us! We hope you’ll come by for our eventual housewarming, and that we’ll be seeing you out and about in the ellipse formed by the Venn Diagram overlap of our social circles.
From Eric R.
My wife and I just closed on the sale of our home through Linda and Alison at RE/MAX Heritage, although we first listed with another agent.
When we first came to market we listed with a competitor whose suggested listing price was probably $40k higher than the ballpark amount Linda had estimated. To be honest, we had done our research and were a little skeptical of the higher price, but we had done a lot of work to our place and so it wasn't difficult to begin to justify the higher price in our minds. The offers that came were consistently in the range that Linda had mentioned and we grew frustrated with the time on market and the disconnect between our asking price and the offers, and so pulled the listing. We met with Linda and Alison who gave us a frank assessment of the market and the value of our house. A wake-up call for sure, but we could see clearly that the market had supported their estimates all along.
Once we re-listed, we found Linda and Alison to be aggressive and proactive advocates. Knowing we were in a market where buyers demanded more than a pound of flesh, they took tangible steps to protect us (e.g. contacting the buyers' mortgage agent to assess the quality of the pre-approval). We found comfort in that they always seemed one step ahead of our concerns. So a well deserved recommendation to Linda & Alison. They had read the market correctly and executed their strategy well.
From Bernie R.
On Linda and her team…strategic and thorough…knows the market…and were especially adept at pricing and positioning the property…comprehensive approach led to quick sale and timely closing…strongly recommend to buyers and sellers alike.
From Ginger R.
Linda was very adept at providing suggestions for improvements to maximize our sale and recommendations to ensure the house was market ready. Also, the entire team was very customer focused and offered to assist to make the experience as efficient and smooth as possible. Linda also kept us informed throughout the life cycle of the sale.