"Now that the dust has settled, I just wanted to take this chance to add my thanks to Edee's. You took extraordinarily good care of us, and treated our home as if it were your own. Most importantly, you were always there for Edee, which made this possible, and as easy as it could be, for us from such a long distance.
"Thanks so much for everything."
-- Mark I., May 2013
“To any and all Brookline and Newton residents searching for a real estate broker with whom to list their home: SELECT HOLLY WYNER! As we did, you will want to ask people for recommendations, and you will feel that you need to interview at least a few brokers. You don't really need to....just pick Holly!
“She has a wonderful combination of skill, experience, wisdom and patience that made all the difference between simply working with a listing broker and truly feeling that our needs and concerns were addressed at every point in the process. Selling our home could have been a miserable experience. Holly was the key to making it wonderful!”
-- Edee S., May 2013
“Upon relocating back to Boston after having been away for ten years, Holly was the trusted advisor that we worked with from day one. She showed us at least 50 homes, and never appeared to tire of my repetitive calls, questions and what may have seemed to be an endless house hunting expedition without end. We made at least 4 offers before one was finally accepted. On each and every offer, Holly paid keen attention to detail, and was always clear and concise on disclosing any risks (as well as benefits) based on her many years of experience as a professional in the industry. Once we finally found the right home and settled in, Holly continued to provide assistance to help us acclimate to our new neighborhood. Holly is exceptionally smart and dedicated to providing a high quality experience. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a home in the Boston, Brookline, Newton and even Wellesley.”
-- Jonathan B., January 2013
“I wanted to thank you for helping us sell our home. You were extremely professional from our very first visit and also very accurate in your appraisal of our property. The professionalism continued all through the process for which we are very grateful. I would not hesitate to recommend you as a real estate professional and have in fact given your name to a friend of mine.“
-- Joe A., October 2012
“There is normal pressure when selling a home, but it becomes more so when there are personal issues connected with the sale. After 52 years at my home and my parents’ home in Chestnut Hill, I (as the trustee), had to sell the property. I had dealt with Hammond on the rental side for our home and was fortunate to be put in touch with Holly.
“Her professionalism, knowledge and just general personality made the process SO MUCH easier!
She is a peach of a person too!”
-- Hugh J., October 2012
“After interviewing a few local agents in the Newton area, my fiancé and I chose Holly to sell one house and help us find another larger one in the same general area. We definitely made the right choice. Holly was the consummate professional from the day we met her until both transactions were completed. Her understanding of the local market is superb and we were very pleased that the house we sold went at full price in only a few days. In addition, we used many of the vendors she recommended with excellent results. I have been disappointed with other Realtors I have used in the past so what a pleasure it was to work with such a pro!”
-- Bob L., August 2012
“I cannot say enough good things about Holly Wyner. From the day we met her, my husband and I felt guided in the most expert way and always with warmth and understanding. Holly was on top of every detail and all of her referrals were also superb for the service people who helped prepare our home for market. She was always readily available by phone or email. She made the process seem do-able and kept us on track...with a home we lived in for 35 years! The house sold in under a week with Holly's expertise bringing in our asking price. She is truly a delight to work with.”
-- Nancy L., September 2011
“My husband and I want to express how deeply satisfying and pleasurable it was for us to work recently with Holly Wyner in selling a family property on Crystal Lake in Newton Centre. Holly is a joy to work with – knowledgeable, efficient, personable and dedicated to her clients.
“Holly was recommended by Nancy McCreary with whom we have also worked, together with her associate, Julie Bell, two individuals who also deserve recognition for their professionalism.
“We look forward to working with the Hammond agency again in the future.”
-- Helen R., August 2011
“I just wanted to thank you for recommending your cleaner. She did a really great job! I was expecting a very superficial cleaning, but she did a deep clean and saved me a ton of time. I might end up having her come on a regular basis once we get settled.
“The movers arrived yesterday and although my kitchen and master bedroom are rather cozy, we really love the house and think we will be very happy here!
“I also wanted to thank for all your help and patience in helping us find the right place! You were incredibly professional and easy to work with and although we hope we won't be needing your services again in Newton, we would be happy to recommend you to friends!”
--Tricia K., July 2011
“Just wanted to drop you a short note to thank you for all your efforts in selling the house. It was a big relief that we were able to find a buyer and close the transaction in a short amount of time. We also appreciate your willingness to deal with us on a ‘cross- country’ basis.”
-- Mark and Susan S., July 2011
“Holly is a real estate goddess.
“I did my research when looking for her. She had sold more houses than all but one other broker in the Brookline/Newton area in the previous year, but she had done it with far fewer listings than that other broker. Basically, it seemed, she is the person you turn to when you are serious about selling.
“And she did not disappoint. She is charming and delightful while also businesslike and serious. She did not pressure us at all on price. In fact, when I wanted to drop the price, she convinced me to hold steady. That blew my mind, since many brokers seem convinced that the best way to make money is to pressure sellers to lower their price.
“And then she sold the house in three days, at the first open house.
“After that, she shepherded us through the entire sales process, from negotiations to inspections to closing. We had already bought another house, so we really needed the sale to go through. And she made it happen. Go with Holly, and listen to everything she tells you about preparing, pricing and marketing your house for sale.”
--Joshua G., June 2011
"Holly is just superb at what she does. She sold our house at a great price, in the midst of a tough market, in only 5 days! But she did much more than that. She did a meticulous study of recent sales in the area to recommend how we should price the house, she worked with the photographer to capture the house in its best light, she advised us in detail about how to prepare the house to frame it perfectly for potential buyers, and much more. Holly is an amazing professional, she does whatever needs to be done to help her clients, and she does it with an incredible amount of energy. I couldn't recommend her more highly."
-- Roy S., May 2010
"We had a great experience with the Hammond team in general and with Holly Wyner in particular while looking for a house to buy. Holly is extremely professional and knowledgeable about the field and always offered us a balanced opinion. We would highly recommend her."
-- Ashwin P., May 2010
"Last spring my wife and I, ages 83 and 80, decided that after 55 years in our home in Newton, age and health indicated we should move to a retirement community, and we made a deposit on what we considered a prudent retirement community to join that was both nearby and affordable.
"We then contacted Holly Wyner to get some ideas of how we would go about selling our house, and how we would go about moving from a single-family home where we had accumulated possessions in two attics, three basement storerooms and a large business office with over 85 separate file cabinets to a more modest two bedroom/one den apartment.
"Our downsizing would have been a nightmare were it not for the help and guidance of our real estate agent, Holly Wyner. No time was too early, or too late to call her for guidance, no task that we faced was ours alone to face.
"Further, the showing of our home in one of the poorest markets in over a half century was not the imposition and challenge we imagined. Showings were limited, short, and at our convenience. At Holly's suggestion we rearranged our home, removed much of the clutter and followed her advice on setting a realistic selling price which led to a sale in a relatively short time period. Many of our friends had similar homes on the market for many, many months, and some still could not sell their homes.
"If we did not have the patient, knowledgeable and quality services and direction of Holly, we might still be in our old home and not be able to enjoy the benefits we have after settling into our new retirement community. We were privileged to have Holly's services, and we are grateful for her thoughtful, tireless, and caring assistance."
-- Irving B., May 2010
"Holly Wyner is more than just an excellent Realtor who is highly professional and has the most in-depth knowledge of the real estate market in the Greater Boston area. She is also an amazing resource for referrals for anyone you might need when you are buying or selling a home -- and every professional she recommended was top-notch like Holly!
"Holly works for her clients 24/7. She even tracked down information about our monthly utilities while we were on vacation and needed the information to continue the negotiations to sell our house.
"Holly confidently and professionally gave us her opinion on where to set the asking price when we were trying to sell our home during a very difficult market. Even after reviewing all the information Holly provided, we thought we could get a higher price so we decided to set the price slightly higher than Holly's recommended range. Although a lot of people walked through our house the first two weeks, no one made an offer. As soon as we dropped the price into Holly's suggested range, we not only got offers, we had a bidding war!
"Holly was the real estate broker for the seller when we bought our first home in 1998. We were so impressed with how she represented the sellers that ten years later we went to her when we were looking to sell our house and buy a new one in a very different market. Despite the challenging market of 2009, Holly helped us sell our house at a reasonable price and helped us find a great new house that we love. I'm sure we'll never move from our new home, but if we ever buy or sell again we'll definitely go back to Holly.
"If there were an Olympics for real estate professionals, Holly would get the Gold Medal -- she's that good!"
-- Tracie L., April 2010
"Holly helped us buy a home in Newton. She was incredibly helpful and supportive at every stage of the process. She is smart, experienced, and savvy. We also really appreciated her flexibility in working around our hectic schedules. She took our late night phone calls and responded right away to early morning emails. She's the best!"
-- Lynda G., May 2010