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“Eileen just helped us sell our beloved condo in Brookline, a place we had called home for over 35 years. She came to our rescue after a failed attempt to sell last summer. We were represented by another agent who was not based in Brookline and we learned the hard way that a local agent is really important. Eileen has lived in Brookline her whole life and knows the market and the area extremely well. She impressed us the first time we met her when she arrived early with a custom-made booklet that had a compilation of all recent sales in our area. She had clearly done her homework and was extremely prepared. 

“She also impressed us with her warm personality, something that is a true asset in this business. Eileen had a several suggestions for small improvements that would help our home show well. We followed her ‘to do’ list and Eileen brought in her fabulous stager. She spent the entire time with both the stager and the photographer to make sure everything was perfect. The photographs were stunning; our home never looked better. Everything was ready for our first open house. 

“After over two months on the market the previous summer and many unsuccessful open houses we were skeptical that we would have an offer right away. Eileen felt otherwise. We were even more skeptical when the open house was on a day right after a blizzard. She arrived early to make sure our walkway was cleared. She baked brownies in our kitchen so the buyers would smell freshly baked brownies when they entered our home!  Over 20 groups showed up and enjoyed Eileen’s brownies as well as her detailed descriptions of our neighborhood and all the advantages that Brookline has to offer. By the next day we had three great offers and ended up with a bidding war. The accepted offer was $85K above our asking price. Needless to say, we are thrilled. 

“Eileen is confident, professional, kind and responsive, if you are interested in selling your home contact Eileen!”

-- Ann and Stephen C., February 2022

 

“I am writing this email to recognize Eileen and her team’s flawless execution of the sale of our house on Newton Street in Brookline. As sellers our minds have been a tug-o-war of emotions with loss of priceless memories on one side and financial success on the other end. As a result, there is daily variability in anxiety and distress and it’s usually very high and never low.  Eileen’s strength is that she senses the pulse of the market, aligns with the mindsets of both the buyer and the seller which enables her to foresee and resolve critical hurdles to achieve timely success. I believe these qualities separate her from her peers. With every sale, she is able to build a relationship of a lifetime. Over the years her network has kept growing and she is a superstar! Such is our case and I would like to elaborate on our experience.

“All year we were unsure of what to do next in our lives. Hold on to the home kids were raised in or move on with our life and close this chapter. Our summer was hectic and we could not make up our minds. On October 2, we reluctantly called Eileen to discuss the potential of the sale. We recognized her confidence and humility from our engagement with her nearly two decades ago. Eileen liked our house, but she had a few unexpected recommendations such as changes in the color of the garden mulch and staging with modern furniture. My wife Wendi and I believed in her recommendations and within three weeks she had the house ready to show. Her strategy was not just simply staging, she was also created a ‘home’ by filling the house with festive pumpkins, orchids, green apples, limes and a pile of colorful leaves piled up in the garden. She explained how to move the unwanted furniture and knickknacks. She found us a move manager and an experienced packer so that we focused on work. Days moved faster than time and we would look forward to Eileen’s phone call at the end of the day. She was honest and transparent and always comforting. She would always prioritize us and guide us daily. Of course, she would make a house call if needed.

“Eileen felt that first showing went well and we were thrilled. The buyers came without an agent and Eileen took on the dual agent role. Not once we felt that her balance was tipped on one side and she was able to bring the parties together. Everyone was happy because it was Eileen -- she understood must haves for both parties and we had a timely sale. 

This is our third engagement with Hammond. My wife and I moved from NYC in 1996 and a Hammond agent helped us buy on Wolcott Road in 1999.  We engaged Eileen in the sale of Wolcott and her leadership was critical in the sale of that property. She explained the value of the property to us and the key elements that determine a sale. 

“Based on our current engagement, Wendi and I are so grateful that Eileen over the years has not changed despite her success and reputation. Her humility is what I want to underscore and that’s why I believe she is on top of her class amongst her peers.”

-- Vijay and Wendi Y., December 2021

“I was very impressed with the Realtor services provided me by Eileen Strong  O’Boy. Her consult along the daunting process of selling a house i’d lived in for 37 years was priceless. Eileen engineered a sale from deciding to sell, to clean out the house, staging, compliance needs, marketing, hosting a 2-day open house attracting 80 people, to signed P&S in two and one-half weeks.

“Eileen is a delight to work with. She is honest, very professional, hands-on, prompt and detail oriented.”

-- Dan H., May 2021

“Eileen is simply the best. From start to finish she was a pleasure to work with. She knows the market extremely well and has a tremendous depth of experience. She is creative, an excellent communicator and is very responsive. She goes the extra mile to make it happen.”

-- Tom C., March 2021

“Eileen, just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated working with you on 189 Walnut. You really stood out to me as a quality Realtor in the 12 years that I’ve been doing this. Thanks for being understanding about the inspector no-show/non-cancellation. Also, thanks for being genuinely helpful from beginning to end. It’s obvious to me that being helpful is one of your true gifts, and you demonstrated that the entire way. I can see why you have been so successful over the years. I hope to run into you again down the road, but I wanted to take the time to affirm you because I don’t run into Realtors that exhibit your positive qualities everyday.”

-- Phil H., September 2020

“We would highly recommend Eileen Strong O’Boy as a very competent Realtor.  Her knowledge, people skills and hard work were unsurpassed.  We were totally satisfied with her ability to sell both our current condo and buy our new one in Brookline.”

-- Harriet and Richard S., March 2020

“We first met Eileen Strong-O’Boy when we were looking for houses in Brookline in 2009.  She was the selling Realtor of the house we bought, and we liked her so much that we asked her to represent us when we sold our home.  She got us an amazing price and made the process super easy.  Additionally, after we had moved out before closing she helped with a minor catastrophe by enlisting someone to repair a gas leak presumably caused by the movers.  Eileen is down to earth, savvy, and definitely someone you want to have on your side when you are either buying or selling your home.”

-- Lisa H., June 2019

“Eileen is a smart and well-connected broker who has a deep knowledge of Brookline. Her insight into neighborhoods, schools, and location is invaluable. She has a unique skill in representing her clients to maximize their goals and she is able to work through tough issues to a resolution that benefits all.  She is the best in Brookline.”

-- Kathryn B., January 2019

“Eileen’s professional experience combined with her knowledge of Brookline and her positive attitude gave me confidence in the unsettling process of selling my condo last year.  She has all the right moves and is a very interesting and nice person as well!”

-- Mary Beth D., January 2019

“Eileen recently helped us sell our house in Brighton and it was a great experience.  She was personable and easy to work with, and she knew the market backwards and forwards.  We interviewed other real-estate agents, all of whom agreed that we would never get more than a certain price.  With Eileen, we had an open house on a Sunday, and by Tuesday afternoon we had three excellent offers, one of which was almost 20 percent more than the other agents had even thought possible.”

-- Rick H., January 2019

"Eileen was a pleasure to work with to sell our condo in Brookline and to purchase our house -- she has so much experience with the market and provides full service.  She made helpful recommendations to prepare our condo, helped hire a top-notch staging company and coordinated all of the appointments --we didn't have to lift a finger or wait at home.  Eileen created a great open house strategy, resulting in multiple offers for our condo.  We would happily recommend Eileen to all our friends and family!"

-- Nora S., January 2019

“Eileen is competent, compassionate, smart, funny, intuitive, and fully attuned to both the practicalities of looking for a new home and the complicated nuances around this process. She is adept at not only locating a range of housing options, but also aware of how neighborhoods and intangible vibes can impact decision-making. Eileen has an uncanny radar for both. Her life-long involvement with, and commitment to, the community makes her an invaluable resource to new home buyers. Eileen is straight-forward and kind.  Her knowledge of the market and financing variables also distinguish her work. Eileen may start as your seasoned and immensely qualified professional advisor, but she will quickly become a trusted friend. Our immediate and extended family has been the beneficiary of her wise counsel and keen oversight. We cannot recommend her more highly.” 

-- A completely satisfied family, December 2018

“Eileen combines a deep knowledge of the Brookline market -- not only where it is, but also where it has been, where it is going, and why -- with extraordinarily sensitive social antennae, remarkable judgment and nerves of steel.  Put these qualities together with a wry sense of humor and a unique willingness to tell blunt truths and you have pretty much everything you could ask for in an agent. She has seen everything, and learned from it.  We felt that way when we bought our house and Eileen represented the seller; we engaged her to help us sell, and we had that conclusion proved to us again.  At every point, pricing, staging, publicizing, and negotiating we relied on her help and were never disappointed.  I really don’t see how anyone involved in finding or selling a home in Brookline could do better.”

-- James D., December 2018

“Eileen has represented me both as a buyer and a seller. As my buyer's agent, she utilized her deep knowledge of Brookline and surrounding markets to not only show me interesting properties, but also to inform me of red flags in listings that I would otherwise have missed. When the time came to put in an offer, her familiarity with market conditions as well as relationships with other agents sped up negotiations and led to a successful offer at a better price than I was expecting. When I later hired her as my seller's agent, I had already moved out of state, but my house was in capable and trustworthy hands with Eileen. She managed several teams of experts in moving and storing my furniture and then in repainting and staging my house for sale, a process that was totally stress-free for me. Thanks in no small part to her expertise, I had multiple offers within days of listing the house, again at a better price that I was expecting. If I were buying or selling in the Brookline area again, Eileen would be my first call.”

-- Justin C., November 2018

"You handled this tricky business beautifully, Eileen.  I could not have asked more from a broker."

-- Verne V., December 2015