Great Partners and Vendors
I have worked in many different aspects of real estate over the past 15 years. Over time, there are certain vendors and partners that rise to the surface–and the ones listed below are most deserving of your consideration and business!
- Alan Kessler, The Mortgage Pro’s, Framingham: (508) 370-0111
Mortgages involve a lot of questions. Not only is Alan always available to answer them for nervous or experienced buyers alike, he provides a great education in, and experience with, the mortgage process. He works very well with realtors and real estate attorneys alike–allowing us to handle the hard parts and back-and-forth so that you can actually enjoy the homebuying process! A true professional who’s very approachable, Alan is also great at keeping buyers realistic about what is within their means and the how much house they can afford.
- Bryan Brown, Guaranteed Rate Mortgage, Natick: (978) 870-7138
I have never sent a buyer to Bryan who didn’t absolutely fall in love with him. He is so kind and helpful, and deals in a huge volume of mortgages. He has a knack for making his clients feel like they’re the only ones he has, and his speed, dedication and sincerity make him a great ally for me and my buyers.
Home Improvement and Fine Carpentry
- Tom Zanella, C&T Carpentry, Framingham: (508) 958-2729
It’s fair to say that I’ve known Tom his entire life. He does excellent work, including quite a lot on my own home. His attention to detail and rates are unparalleled, and he is a truly great, hardworking, smart guy. He is licensed, insured, friendly, and I give him my highest recommendation… especially since he built me such a nice walk-in closet.
- Eric Kolb, Dorner Home Maintenance and Repair
When was the last time you met a handyman with a PhD in chemistry? Eric is one of the smartest, most capable and down-to-earth people I know. After a successful career as a chemist, Eric put all his hard-earned experience improving his own gorgeous house to work–got his Mass. state license, and set out on his own. He is capable of just about any job, including several at my house.
- Traci Villafane, Pristine Cleaning, Framingham: (508) 330-7283
Traci and her company, Pristine Cleaning, offer incredible and thorough residential and commercial cleaning. She is insured, offers free estimates and has nearly 14 years in the business, with legions of loyal customers.
- Erin Crowley, Blue Door Designs, Wellesley: (508) 380-6047
A lot of folks talk about staging–but do they really know what they’re doing? Erin has a degree in interior design from Suffolk University’s New England School of Art and Design, and her client list ranges from Newport to Kennebunkport–and a certain Night at Fenway you may have heard of. A perfect choice for sellers who want to optimize their home prior to sale… or buyers who want the “what could we do with this space?” question answered.
Carpeting, Tile and Flooring
- Matt Payne, Payneless Flooring, Marlborough: (508) 485-2888
Matt and his company are incredibly professional, accommodating to fit into your schedule, and the quality of their in-stock inventory is absolutely unbelievable. Fair prices and great service. Be sure to ask for Patty!
Real Estate Attorneys and Title Firms
- Hillery Dorner, Dorner Law & Title Services, Acton: (978) 266-9666
A longtime friend and trusted partner, Hillery leads Dorner Law of Acton, Mass. Hillery is the best there is when it comes to real estate law–she works directly with the other attorneys in on the transaction, the mortgage broker, and the realtors to make buying and selling an easy and seamless process from the purchase and sales agreement to the closing itself. Reach her at (978) 266-9666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Rooter-Man, Framingham: (508) 877-8344
We’ve all faced that clog that a drain snake just won’t touch. While there are great plumbers here in town, Rooter Man comes with a special advantage–a specially made drain snake with a camera on the end. This way, you can see what’s clogging up your pipes, get it fixed, and get on with your life. They have 24/7 service and have always shown up within an hour of a call from me–usually even faster. I have used them for rental properties and my own home in the past and recommended them to many friends. Reach them at (888) 577-1221.
- Raymond Camosse, Homeinex Corporation, Charlton: (508) 248-4500
Offering a single-family home inspection for just $290, Homeinex provides an amazingly thorough and real-world approach to home inspection. They also offer water screening, termite inspection, and radon testing. Great peace of mind for buyers.