My wife and I are the happy new owners of a single family detached home in Wakefield, MA, thanks to Lynn’s wonderful help.
From the very beginning, even before we had met her in person, she impressed us with her professionalism, and her willingness to work for us late into the night making a last minute offer. We lost that first bidding war due to other buyers waiving an inspection, something we would never do.
When we met with Lynn, it was clear to us that real estate is not just a job to her, it’s her passion, and because of that, she’s always happy and extremely hardworking. She helped us refine and automate our search using MLS, and continually gave us excellent advice based on her years of experience in the field as a successful buyer, owner, landlord, renovator, and agent. She has good aesthetic taste, and vision for properties. She also knows when a place is going to be a money pit, and has no qualms being honest about it. In fact, she’s refreshingly frank and honest about everything. She was always available and immediately responsive, and eager to go to open houses and make appointments at homes we were interested in.
One day, a few weeks into our search, she found a home for us in Wakefield, MA. We’d never heard of Wakefield (we were looking in neighboring Melrose, MA), but when we visited the home we loved it. While attending the open house two days in a row, the sellers’ agent uncharacteristically invited us to meet the sellers––a personal connection which was crucial to our success in the bidding process. We made a competitive offer, not the highest, but the sellers chose us because they liked us!
After that, Lynn continued to be amazing in shepherding us through all of the various steps of closing. She gave us a detailed schedule, made helpful recommendations, and again was always available and willing to be with us in person at every step from the home inspection to the final closing.
We can’t recommend Lynn highly enough. Some of our closest friends are already beginning their home search with her, and she’s been helpful to some family members as well.
Wakefield Buyer, Evan B
My family are new to Boston, and we tried to get a house in Waban. Lynn helped us a lot, and she is really nice and patience. She explained many details on house, construction, rules, etc. Those informations are new to me, and she explained very well. The closet didn’t finish when it was closing, so Lynn helped me to choose the closet although it is not part of her job.
Newton Buyer, Annie Q
My wife and I recently relocated to Boston from Chicago and were looking for a REALTOR who could make the most of our house hunting trips and help us come up to speed on the area. Lynn was a perfect fit. She is not only incredibly knowledgeable on real estate in the Greater Boston Area and the nuances of each town, but also skilled in the “art of the deal” and how best to strategize an offer and present the optimal bid. Additionally, having been a real estate investor, herself, Lynn has an eye to look past the current state of a property to know what the renovated potential could be. She was very organized in setting up house hunting itineraries that allowed us to maximize our time and see a large number of houses efficiently. We ended up buying the house that was our first choice. I would highly recommend prospective buyers to engage a buyside agent like Lynn. It was invaluable to have her in our corner, and with our best interests in mind, throughout the process
Wellesley Buyer, Billy G
My wife an I bought a house in the South End in June 2015 and Lynn was actually the seller’s broker. Given our situation and Lynn’s impressive experience and ease to work with, we decided not to use our own broker and worked directly with Lynn. There were some headaches that came up with our closing attorney that impacted timing of the close and Lynn was great working with us, the seller and all of the attorneys to get things back on track. The process would have likely been a disaster without her help. We would recommend her to anyone buying a house in the Boston area.
Boston Buyer, Scott H
We wanted to buy an apartment to move into in 2 years. Lynn understood our needs very well and did an extensive research to meet those at best. She showed us many places to educate us on the market. She kept sending updates and followed up even when we left the country. She knows the local market very well and she knew instantly when the right apartment for us came up. Since we live overseas we were worried that it would be hard to do the negotiations and the closing while being absent but she took care of everything and kept us informed at all times. Even after the purchase, she did all the home improvements for us paying on her own expense and later we would reimburse her. This all requires a lot of faith and trust on your agent and that’s what we had with Lynn. Can’t thank her enough..
Boston Buyer, Burcu H
Lynn was fantastic as the buyer’s agent in my relocation from the San Francisco Bay area to a lovely suburb of Cambridge (we were targeting Winchester, Lexington and Newton for their excellent public school systems). I had selected Lynn mistakenly in Zillow from an open house listing that I was interested in seeing that I thought Lynn had listed as the listing agent. Although Lynn was not the listing agent, Lynn listened carefully during my initial phone call and she recommended several other open houses to visit during my brief weekend here. I was so impressed with her willingness to help me when I had not secured her as my buying agent, that when it came time to selecting an agent through my relocation company, I asked if Lynn could represent me. We had a limited house hunting trip of 7 days, and Lynn lined up several properties per day on a whirlwind tour followed by more detailed showings of the properties that peaked our interest towards the end of the week. Lynn worked tirelessly on my behalf and did a great job meeting the needs of me and my extended family. Although we had not expected to find our home during the house hunting trip, we were successful and Lynn actually found the house in the end. After the P&S, Lynn continued to work closely with me during the entire process and came to the final closing, driving me back and forth to my temporary apt because I had forgotten a form that was needed to record the home sale that day. I have bought several houses over the years and cannot say that I’ve worked with a more attentive realtor compared to Lynn. She really does strive to do her very best for her clients and goes above and beyond. I would recommend her to my friends and family in the future!
Winchester Buyer, Amy K
Lynn is an excellent realtor who will work hard for you. She provides great comps and details about many facets of buying a home in an area while others just want to show you listings. She is truly in your corner and will get the most for your sale, or best offer for your purchase.
Ipswich Buyer, Andrew R
Lynn was very helpful and patient with my wife and I during our search for the perfect, one-floor-living condo close to Boston. She offers a highly personalized service and really stayed on track of our likes and dislikes as we narrowed down our search. She was also very reachable and a smart negotiator. We would highly recommend Lynn!
Melrose Buyer, Dick P
As first time home buyers in Massachusetts we were very lucky to work with Lynn. We found her knowledge of the local real estate market and her expertise to be extremely helpful and vital to our process of finding a community close to Boston that suited our needs. Her advice and contacts for everything from obtaining a mortgage to legal counsel to home repair post purchase made the entire process very low stress. And for that we are very thankful.
Medford Buyer, Joan B
Lynn is an extraordinary agent and a delightful person to work with. I was a first time home buyer with zero experience in home buying when I accidentally stumbled upon her. She listened to me to understand what I am looking for, spent time with me and took me to a few houses to understand my personal preferences, effectively educated me about the home buying process and took time every morning to hand pick houses that I might like to take a look at.
I was very busy at work and it was very challenging for me to find time for an involved and demanding activity such as buying a home. Lynn knew this and set up viewing appointments late evening, most of the times drove me to the appointments too and left nothing for me to worry about besides physically bringing myself! 🙂
When we found the house I wanted to buy, she was very resourceful in finding the right people to evaluate the state of the house. In addition to that, she genuinely took effort to follow up with my lender, attorney and all other people whose service we needed in the home buying process, to make sure we met all the deadlines.
Lynn had a lot going on with other customers as well. Yet she was very punctual and organized in her work to be able to find time to be with me in every step of the buying process and be very responsive to all the questions I had.
We ended up renegotiating the original offer (in my favor) with our seller (who already had few other offers). At one point, the seller mentioned that he found Lynn very nice and easy to deal with compared to the other agents so he was sticking with us. Lynn, the seller and I remained good friends all the way to the end which I think is pretty rare.
On top of all this, Lynn came to my closing with a very thoughtfully written card and a gift and sat with me in the lawyer’s office till we finished all the paper work.
Weston Buyer, Thanya R
Lynn is an excellent agent ,she is so nice and help me very much.she spend time on helping me to buy everything the new condo needed .Last weekend,we meet in the Jordan furniture store,she helped me to choose the furniture and she has good idea.I was very thankful for her help.
Wellesley Buyer, Min W
When my husband and I were recently looking to buy a condo in Boston Lynn turned out to be a one of a kind real estate broker. She is passionate about her work, extremely knowledgable, diligent, dedicated, efficient, well organized and most importantly reliable and always responsive. She has guided us every step on the way, made it her priority to ensure that we find what we were looking for and continues to help us in every possible way. She stands out because nothing ever seems too much effort for Lynn. It is the personal involvement and her 110% dedication that we value the most. People like her are hard to find these days and we can recommend her without any hesitation.
Boson, Buyer Darian N
Takes the time to familiarize herself with what you are really looking for. Helps you assess your wants/needs with a major purchase. Exquisite attention to detail. Definitely helps you get the greatest return on the sale of your property!
Boston, Seller and Buyer, Robb M
Lynn is a consummate professional who is extremely passionate about her work. This was evident from the beginning of our relationship with her. Lynn offered a no-strings-attached trial period, during which she showed her dedication and unmatched diligence. We literally spent a whole weekend looking at houses that we thought were interesting. She taught us what to look for and how houses are valued – this was very helpful, as we are first-time homeowners. Her level of detail in researching the properties on our behalf was indeed very impressive! Not surprisingly, we decided to go with Lynn as our agent, and her dedication to us seemed to grow even more as the process continued. We must have seen over 40 properties during the timespan of just a few weekends (we were limited by the number of hours in a day, not by her availability, which seemed to have no limit). I recommend Lynn to anyone looking to buy a home, and would be happy to share more information. We will most definitely work with her again in the future.
Sudbury Buyer, Vivi K
My husband and I have purchased several homes and had worked with many agents in the process, but NONE have compared to the partnership we had/have with Lynn O’Connell buying a condo in the Back Bay. Her knowledge, support, and understanding nature surpasses anything you would expect in a realtor. She goes above and beyond to help you find the best home for you with an education of the area, tips for everything imaginable, offering design advice, shopping trips, and much more. We still relied on her expertise after the closing and she made herself available whenever needed during our lengthy renovation project. We called her on a Friday with a list of concerns and she met us at our door with a contractor on Monday morning. Amazing! Lynn’s resources helped us finish the renovations with meeting tight time schedules. No worries with Lynn on your side!
Boston, Buyer Lori H
Lynn was provided an impossible timeframe to sell our home. She pushed herself to prepare our home for its first open house within 2 weeks of appointment. Lynn’s expertise is beyond simply properly valuating the home and the logistics. She is an interior/exterior curb appeal designer and realtor all in one. Having consolidated our Boston apartment into our Wenham home, we had a lot of clutter and excess furnishings. Lynn took the pains to move the excess into the basement, and where necessary, brought precious items from her own home to stage and compliment what was missing. The result was a venue that produced gorgeous photos that not only drew in many potential buyers and realtors; but multiple serious buyers the first open house. Our ultimate result were offers starting at asking price immediately after. Always a professional, Lynn even made herself available when we needed help with meeting up with our movers when we were in the midst of relocation. It took us just under 6 weeks from the time we listed to the day we moved out of the home. We could not have dreamed of better results. Lynn made a very stressful event rather uneventful.
Wenham Seller, Susanna M
Lynn is wonderful!!! It is my luck to have her as my agent for buying a house. I came from China, as a new coming resident in Boston, I got help from Lynn not only buying a house, but also friendly support beyond her work.
Lynn was very professional, knowledgeable and responsible. She listened to my needs and did a lots of research, she also provided professional advice and assistance to me.
I highly recommend Lynn to assist you with real estate related!
Newton Buyer, Lianghong L
Lynn represented us in finding a tenant for our condo in a luxury high-rise in Boston. She arranged the photography, supervised the staging, researched the market to determine the lease rate, helped negotiate the lease, all of which resulted in our leasing to the ideal tenants in 24 hours of the listing going on the internet. She laser focused on the best interest of her clients and works zealously to conclude every transaction to her clients’ satisfaction.
Boston Rental, Karen T
The first thing that you will notice about Lynn is that she is not like other realtors. I have bought and sold several properties prior to working with Lynn this past spring to sell my condo in Charlestown Navy Yard, and I can say that it is incredibly rare to find someone who will put in the time and effort that she will.
It was was very difficult to find a single good comp to determine a likely sale price because I had done extensive renovations to my condo that that improved the space (a plus) but reduced the bedroom count (a minus). Lynn looked at the research from all angles. We thought we had the opportunity to get the highest price to date in my 367 unit building. However, we needed a very specific buyer who did not need the 2nd bedroom, so nailing the correct price was essential. Lynn took the extra step of having several realtors from her Charlestown office come to look at my place to make sure we were on the right track. By the time we listed, I had a high degree of confidence that our asking price was the right one. Lynn advised that I list in the spring. I wanted to spend the summer in my condo so I preferred waiting till fall. Just days before going away on a two week vacation in June, I decided to follow her advice. Lynn jumped into action to de-clutter and stage my apartment so it would show well in photographs. With the holiday weekend however, photography was delayed. Lynn put the listing on MLS with exterior stock photos and great copy that described the unit perfectly. It worked. Within days, we had a full price offer from well qualified buyers. I signed documents from Europe and the home inspection was completed before I even returned. Lynn also negotiated a late closing so I could enjoy my condo all summer. It was perfect. Lynn made it all look easy but there is no doubt that her creativity, diligence, and sales knowledge are special. Lynn is straightforward and honest, which gave me a feeling of absolute confidence during what is typically a stressful experience. I would highly recommend Lynn and plan to use her again in the future.
Charlestown Seller, Jenn D
Lynn represented us as a buyer’s agent, beginning in March 2014. We were returning to the USA after nearly 50 years in Europe and needed help in finding the right place to settle. Lynn worked with us through every stage of the process, which culminated in September with the purchase of a house that we love and is right for us Without her professional and personal guidance the outcome would very likely have been different. We commend her to future clients most enthusiastically and without qualification.
Looking back on our property search, from March to July, we cannot overestimate Lynn’s value in guiding us to a happy conclusion. Her understanding of real estate is comprehensive and backed by detailed research. Her understanding of us has always been sensitive, patient and flexible. Her grasp and management of the property process, from search to closure, defies superlatives: the range of her skills, both personal and professional, meant that she could adapt to handle the many and varied challenges, some beyond the range of typical agents.
She has been a real partner, and we have been extraordinarily lucky to work with her.
Manchester-by-the Sea Buyer, Barry R
Lynn is a very professional, hard-working and dedicated real estate agent.
We arrived from Beijing and had just a few days to look at real estate in the Boston area. Lynn understood our needs immediately and coordinated everything so our showings were efficient and productive. She prepared a showing schedule for us in advance that included helpful research on the areas we were considering and competitive sales data. She also introduced us to Winchester, a town we had not previously considered. We fell in love with the town and the beautiful house she showed us was perfect for us. Her preparation and knowledge of the Boston area allowed us to find our ideal house in a day!! While each person’s situation is different, I believe her tireless efforts will help any buyer find the perfect home. Lynn also found us an investment unit in Boston and helped to find a good tenant. Working with Lynn will help you achieve your real estate dream
Boston and Winchester Buyer and Seller (5 transactions) Jangle
I give Lynn O’Connell my highest recommendation. I have purchased multiple homes in the past but never in Boston. My wife and I moved to Boston from Vancouver and we were unfamiliar with the real estate market and neighborhoods. That’s why it was critical for us to have the right agent.
Lynn possesses all the attributes necessary to be an excellent broker: she knows her markets extremely well; she is a great communicator; she is diligent and she is very responsive. She clearly takes pride in doing a good job. In our particular case as buyers of a home, there were many rough spots on the road to closing and in every instance Lynne was a great help and a great counciliary.
We look forward to working with her again in the future.
Winchester Buyer and Seller (3 transactions) Farshad B
Lynn is the best — the most thorough, reliable, and knowledgeable realtor we have ever dealt with. She made sure we were prepared for every step and was an absolute pleasure to work with!
Boston Buyer, Joan F