Testimonials

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Nicole & Matias C.

We feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Sandrine. From the moment we met her (thanks for the introduction, Thomas!), her warmth and knowledge was apparent and we felt like we had found a kindred spirit. After that initial introduction, she did not rest and showed us properties, accompanied us to properties we were interested in and gave us her honest opinions until we found a place we were interested in purchasing. She was great at explaining why certain properties were worth...

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the value and others not. She was both the voice of reason and encouragement, and she made it so fun at the same time! Her knowledge and instincts helped us make an offer to beat out several other bidders in the first round! Her professionalism and personable nature and the fact she is so well respected and liked in the Cambridge/Somerville realty circles, made our experience that much better. I am a first time home buyer (my husband’s second) and Sandrine has made the experience so enjoyable that I can’t imagine working with anyone else. She has a unique gift in making her clients feel like her friends/family and can’t express how amazing she is. I can’t wait to work with her again, but for now, I am excited to settle into our dream home thanks to Sandrine! Thank you, Sandrine for your diligence and warmth. There are not enough words to express our gratitude. We are lucky to call you our broker, but we consider you a friend, which is even luckier for us. With the deepest respect.

Buyer

My husband and I recently purchased a home with Sandrine, and she was excellent. We were interested in a condo in Inman Square (Cambridge, MA) where the market is extremely competitive. We knew that we needed someone knowledgeable and very experienced in the local market. We were particularly concerned about how the inspection might come back on this specific condo, but Sandrine walked us through the offer process and helped us to both protect our deposit and also negotiate for additional credits...

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for upgrades we felt should be made. We had a particularly unresponsive seller, but Sandrine and the rest of our team worked hard to continually follow-up with them and make sure everything was on schedule throughout the process. I couldn't believe it, but at the end we closed on time and spent less than an hour at the closing table! What was most remarkable about Sandrine was that she was not only knowledgeable, but extremely calm and positive throughout the whole experience. As first-time homebuyers, we often felt stressed out when we were unable to obtain responses from the seller, but Sandrine continually reassured us and delivered at every turn. When we finally got to the closing table, everything was organized and laid out for us, and Sandrine was as excited as we were! We will certainly use her again when buying/selling in the Greater Boston area, and highly recommend her services.

Sheth N.

Sandrine helped me buy my 1st home in 2005, and then when it was time to buy a bigger place in 2010, my husband and I naturally worked with her again. She is like a real estate therapist and counsellor. When work took us to New York City, she stood by us and rented our home until we decided to sell. Sandrine has always been on our side informing us on the market conditions and the options available to us. While I had some initial doubts about coming on the market in early January 2015...

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her advice and instinct completely. She had a clear plan around timing, staging, pricing, everything! Sandrine walked us through the pros and cons of each offer we received, and we ended up selecting a lucrative offer, $60K or 7% over asking! Sandrine stayed close to all the details, Purchase and Sales, home inspection, even staying on top of our attorney. I tell my friends, I will never do a real estate deal in Boston without Sandrine. If I had my way, I would have Sandrine move to New York City, so she can help us buy a home in Manhattan. Her professionalism, responsiveness, attention to detail, organization, instinct, market knowledge are unparalleled! We really miss her, and I can't wait to work with her again.

Catherine A.

To people considering Sandrine as their realtor: I considered two other realtors when I decided to sell my three family house near Davis Square. I picked Sandrine because I immediately trusted her sense of the market, her grasp of what I did and did not want, and my sense that a relationship with her through this process would not only be productive but enjoyable, which I cared about. Sandrine was willing to undertake this seemingly unconventional approach to selling my property which resulted in...

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three sales at prices I was happy with. Along the way, she recommended what needed to be done to market the units, found contractors, managed showings with tenants, and delivered serious buyers quickly. In all, I would say that this selling process was particularly complex and demanding of a realtor's time and energy and that she totally delivered. Sandrine's intimate experience of the market and her ability to read buyers and their concerns contribute a great deal to her success. She is very good at the negotiation process and at giving sound, shrewd advice to the seller in that process. She is a strong communicator and an immediate responder. I don't know how to recommend Sandrine more highly. She is a find.

Irina & Russell M.

Sandrine is simply the best. That is no hyperbole. She is as knowledgeable and professional as they come, always available by phone or in person, and 100% dedicated to her clients. She worked exceptionally hard to ensure that we were always fully informed about every step of the home-buying process, and we felt calm and comfortable throughout what could have been a nerve-wracking few months. Our sale was complicated by a "condo conversion" as well as full renovations on our unit and the one below us, which presented additional challenges that Sandrine handled masterfully even though she had never encountered a situation like ours. Sandrine truly went above and beyond to guarantee the best possible outcome for us on every aspect of these technically and emotionally complicated negotiations, which was often complicated...

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by our special circumstances, and did some with the calm assurance of an expert. After we closed on our condo, we felt as though we had gained not only a beautiful new home, but also a new friend. Thank you, Sandrine! We recommend Sandrine with the greatest enthusiasm to anyone considering buying a home!

Seller

Sandrine was absolutely incredible to work with. She added more value to the transaction than anything I could have ever hoped for. I have always dreaded the 5% transaction cost of selling a home, until I had the chance to work with Sandrine - she added way more than that value to the transaction. She came in as an expert and quickly evaluated what type of small touch ups were needed to maximize value in the market and then helped me negotiate the best rates in the market to keep the costs of the work that needed to be done at a minimum. She was a brilliant marketer, helping me get almost 10 offers on the place in 4 days. And ultimately thanks to her negotiation skills, we sold the condo for 12% above the asking (and 50% more than what I bought it for in 2005). I could not have been more fortunate than to have found Sandrine.

The Snights, 2018

Sandrine is a real estate wizard! She explains things in many different ways to make sure you understand the process. She can be pushy when you need it but is very respectful to your situation; if you back away from a property after an offer, she gets it and is ready for the next potential property. Sandrine gives you space when visiting open houses and expects you to come to her when something strikes your fancy. Before every offer we made, she went to see the specific property to understand it herself before preparing our offer. She knows every in and out of real estate and uses contingencies the other agents haven't even heard of. It was having her on our team with her specific offer lingo that made us win over the other 16 offers! We highly recommend Sandrine for the Cambridge market!

Buyer

Sandrine is a dream come true when it comes to working with a Realtor. Finding a condo/house in this crazy market is as frustrating as going on endless dates over and over again and thinking you will never find the one and will eventually have to settle! Sandrine changed all of that for us! Her extensive experience and background in the real estate market really made a difference in how we approach each open house viewing. She is always there to ask the right questions and to help us in making our offers compelling yet reasonable for us. Sandrine was there every step of the way even when she was on vacation; she was reachable to make sure we were on top of our offers. Working with Sandrine was truly a 5-star experience, and I can’t wait to move into my home.

Justine T.

I have been working with Sandrine for a few years, she called me on a regular basis to let me know what is coming on the market. She knows her market very well and has a good working relationship with everyone in the business. She is always available to show me places, set up appointment. Several times, she put together housing analysis for me before we put in an offer. Housing market is very hot right now and Sandrine is definitely the person to get it done. In addition, she recommended me the lawyer to close the deal, help find the bank to finance the house and find the electrician, plumber when I renovated the place. She is very fair and honest which is very important to me. All in all, I trust her and would strongly recommend her to anyone.

Fabrice P.

I had the pleasure to work with Sandrine to sell my condo. Sandrine is extremely knowledgeable about the market and has impressive negotiation skills. She was also very helpful in staging the place and she hired a professional photographer in order to get wonderful pictures of our condo. As a consequence we had a very busy open house, 10 offers, and the unit was sold way over the asking price. Sandrine was very responsive and solved issues in no time. Most importantly, Sandrine is a very friendly and easy going person. It has therefore been an outstanding experience to work with her, both at personal and business levels. I strongly recommend Sandrine Deschaux as a real estate agent without any reservation.

Rui W.

I needed an agent to trust as I am not local, and after interviewing Sandrine, I knew I could rely on her market expertise and insights. As this is a fast-paced market in Cambridge, I could not come up every weekend so I had Sandrine basically view the properties and determine the best options for us. We lost one bid but won the 2nd as she walked us through the bidding strategies. We are very pleased with the property we purchased, and Sandrine has it rented within 2 weeks. She is reliable, responsible and very easy to work with. We highly recommend her.

Buyer & Seller

I have bought and sold a co-op apartment in New York City, bought and sold a condo in Cambridge, and now have bought a single family home in Medford. So I feel like I have a lot of experience in tough real estate markets. Hands down, Sandrine is the best realtor I have ever worked with. She is smart, accomplished, capable, and aggressive, everything you need if you are buying in the Boston area. Above all, she will understand your specific needs. If you are serious about finding a home that exactly suits you, work with Sandrine.

Seller

Sandrine was our agent to sell my brother's house in Cambridge, MA. She came highly recommended and she did not disappoint. She was warm and personable, but did a great job! She helped us decide on the scope of work to do on the house; staged the house really nicely; was always there when I needed her. I was very pleased at the amount of people that she got in for the open houses and the house sold for over asking price in one week! I would highly recommend her.

Thomas W.

Since it seems likely I may not see you again, allow me to say that I greatly appreciate your hard work on greatly appreciate your hard work on greatly appreciate your hard work on my behalf, before and during the my behalf, before and during the negotiations, and the very acceptable outcome in spite of difficult times. I wish you all the best, and if anyone asks me about selling a house in the Somerville area, I will surely recommend you.

Michael & Helen O.

Dear Sandrine, Helen and I would like to thank you for all the effort you put into selling our condo. We are delighted with the result, and we are now more certain than ever that we made the right choice when we chose you to be our agent. All the time and knowledge you put into marketing was clearly what made the sale happen as it did. Be sure that if we have any need of a realty agent again you will be our first choice!

David & Liana N.

Merci beaucoup for all your dedication, patience, energy, and good humor in helping us find the right housing for us. We were not the easiest clients, I am sure, but you stuck with us through all kinds of ups and downs, and we ended up in a wonderful situation with our new condo. Thank you so much for going above and beyond with your knowledge and availability - we will definitively recommend you to all our friends!

Buyer | Seller

I really can't say enough good things about Sandrine. She was always willing to assist with any questions or concerns I had with answers and a smile. She brings a ton of experience and smarts to the table making my trip through this very dynamic market better than I would have imagined. Aside from being top-notch professionally she was also very personable and warm, making the process all the more enjoyable.

Seller

I worked with Sandrine on the sale of my condo. Her knowledge of the market and professionalism in every aspect of the transaction made the sale an easy and agreeable experience. The closing was stress-free thanks to her attention to detail and skill in dealing with the various parties involved. I strongly recommend her services as a realtor.

Joachim

Bought my first house with Sandrine. Loved working with her. Smart and has a lot of experience, knows the neighborhoods that I was looking in and has a good eye. She new before I saw the house that that would be the one I made an offer on. I recommend her to every one.

Buyer | Seller

Sandrine was an excellent partner during the entire process. She was amazingly patient and a very strong grasp on the details of the entire process. Always accessible with suggestions and feedback. It was a delight to work with her.

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