"Lizzy Flanagan is the best realtor out there. My husband and I looked for home in Cambridge for a year and half before we found something. We spent the first year with another realtor, who was very nice, but who was not realistic with us about the market nor the types of steps you need to take in Cambridge to buy a home. We switched over to Lizzy, and from the start the experience was totally different. Lizzy immediately understood the type of home we were looking for and would only send us listings she knew we would like, rather than bombard us with listings. Second, when we decided we wanted to put an offer down on a home, Lizzy clued us into the pre-offer inspection process that many buyers have to go through to buy property in Cambridge. When we decided we wanted to do a pre-offer inspection, she hooked us up with a great inspector who was very thorough and thoughtful. She took care of everything in terms of arranging the pre-offer inspection, etc. All we had to do was show up. When we finally got an offer accepted, she was also able to recommend a fantastic and reasonably priced attorney. In short, Lizzy took all the work out of buying a home. The process of purchasing a home was very easy because of her. Perhaps more importantly -- especially for those looking in Cambridge -- Lizzy was realistic with us about what offer prices we would need to bid to buy the home. At no point did she put any pressure on us to name a certain price -- we never bid an amount we felt uncomfortable with -- but she was able to help us access what homes would really go for. I cannot emphasize how valuable this is in Cambridge, where everything is going over asking, the question is how much. Lizzy is the perfect combination of informative and realistic but not pushy. This is an extremely difficult line to walk in the Cambridge market, and Lizzy does it flawlessly. Most importantly, Lizzy is a delight to work with: she is thoughtful, kind, extremely attentive, and just fun to work with. We honestly can't recommend her enough. Go with Lizzy!!!"Working with Lizzy was such a wonderful experience! She was referred to me by coworkers that had worked with her previously and she was everything (and more!) they promised she would be. As a first time home buyer, Lizzy listened to what I was looking for in a property, drove me around to see condos that fit my needs, and always sent me listings of interest. She never pressured me to buy anything and assured me the right property would come along after two unaccepted offers. And boy did it! I highly recommend Lizzy -- she is a consummate professional who really knows her stuff! She was a dream to work with from start to finish."
Hannah B. and Dave R.
"Lizzy is a phenomenal person, the utmost in professionalism and a top-notch real estate agent. My wife and I listed our condo in Belmont with her, and she guided us thoughtfully and masterfully every step of the way. Even though she had other clients, she worked so hard for us and was so available, it felt as if we were her only listing. She helped us navigate the whole home buying/selling process, even offering advice on the buying side, which we were doing on our own with a FSBO (For Sale By Owner). Not only was Lizzy a knowledgable expert, she was also a calming voice whenever we needed a little reassuring. In the end, we got a great price for our property and couldn't be happier with our experience."
Joe M. and Octavia B.
"Working with Lizzy was such a wonderful experience! She was referred to me by coworkers that had worked with her previously and she was everything (and more!) they promised she would be. As a first time home buyer, Lizzy listened to what I was looking for in a property, drove me around to see condos that fit my needs, and always sent me listings of interest. She never pressured me to buy anything and assured me the right property would come along after two unaccepted offers. And boy did it! I highly recommend Lizzy -- she is a consummate professional who really knows her stuff! She was a dream to work with from start to finish."
"Working with Lizzy was a pleasure. We were extremely focused buyers who were clear on the type of unit we wanted, in a certain type of neighborhood and in a certain type of building. We had even identified the ideal multifamily building in which we wanted a unit! Over a nine-month period we stayed in touch with Lizzy about the availability of units and when the right unit came up, Lizzy advised us immediately. We were able to visit the unit on the first weekend and to quickly make an offer that matched our abilities and Lizzy's sense of what would work with what turned out to be a challenging sale situation. Lizzy was patient and indefatigable when it came to negotiation of the purchase conditions, and we never had any doubt that we would be successful in obtaining the unit. Lizzy was available by text and email whenever we needed to reach her, and she was happy to meet and to visit the unit during the purchase process if required. Lizzy is warm and personable and we were very pleased with our experience. Boston is an easy market to sell in, but a tough market in which to buy, and as buyers, we really benefited from our time with Lizzy."
"I had apprehensions about selling my property as I live 3000 miles away and was nervous about being readily available during the process. Lizzy put my mind at ease from our first conversation and it only went uphill from there! She was very knowledgeable about the area, market trends, and what aesthetically attracts buyers. Getting the condo ready for market was a breeze with her amazing staging and photographer choice. Within a week of listing, we had multiple above asking offers and were able to exceed my expectations in sale price. The offers were strong, but had some misgivings about certain conditions with the winning bidder. Lizzy researched on her own time and assured me it was a great offer and it went off without a hitch. She was very communicative during every step of the sale and went above and beyond, even handling parts I was unable to attend to as an out of state seller! I would highly recommend Lizzy as a realtor for buying or selling property. It's clear she's passionate about the field and it shines through in every call and email."
"Lizzy was an excellent buyer's agent! She expertly helped guide me and my girlfriend, both first time home buyers, through the challenges and complexities of each stage. Lizzy was always extremely patient and was respectful of our comfort level before, during, and after the necessary major decisions involved."
"It was an absolute pleasure to work with Lizzy. We trusted her to help us navigate the stressful process of buying our first home, and she absolutely delivered. With Lizzy and the rest of the Hammond team, we always felt like we were in good hands. We clicked when we first met, and she put in the effort to really "get" us - patiently listening to our likes and dislikes and hmmmms and whaddya thinks for each property we saw. She responded to our questions promptly and with candor, kept things in perspective when it felt like we weren't going to find something and made us feel confident with our choices. Her energy and enthusiasm were infectious, and her genuine excitement for us when we closed was icing on the cake. Highly, highly recommend."
Adam and Jennifer McGowan
"Lizzy worked tirelessly to help my family find our new home; she tracked down each lead and made sure we never missed out on a property we were interested in. What sets Lizzy apart is the time she puts into each client and her personal approach for each situation. We could not have taken our journey to find our home without her."
Julianne and Alex S.
"My husband and I had a great experience with Lizzy. We were first-time homebuyers and we changed course pretty drastically mid-search (suburbs instead of city, house instead of condo, etc.). It didn't phase Lizzy one bit. She made the whole experienceless stressful and more exciting. She's also a very kind and laid-back person who never pressured us, but provided some really helpful insights during our search. I would recommend her to anyone in the Cambridge/Boston area who needs a knowledgeable, personable realtor."
Brian and Rebecca Del Giudice
"We had a great experience working with Lizzy. She is incredibly thoughtful and intuitive, and really understood what we were looking for. We were first-time buyers, and our first offer ever was accepted, even with other offers on the table and in a very competitive market. That was due entirely to Lizzy's savvy. On a hunch, Lizzy showed us a house even though it had just gone off the market that same day. She said that at the very least she would be able to learn more about our tastes after seeing how we responded to it. We loved it, and Lizzy reached out to the listing agent with her contact information. When the previous offer fell through, Lizzy knew right away and we jumped on it. She gave great advice in putting together the offer, helped us further negotiate after the home inspection, and everything worked out perfectly. We are so glad to have worked with Lizzy!"
Tim and Kate Hollis
"We had a wonderful experience working with Lizzy! Buying a home can be quite daunting, but with Lizzy to help us navigate through it all, it seemed to go very smoothly. Lizzy is very knowledgable ab out the housing market and guided us through every step of the process. We found her to understand our needs and to help find our dream home. We highly recommend Lizzy!"
Ken and Rose
"Lizzy Flanagan is totally delightful, efficient, competent, knowledgable, kind, fun, helpful...I could go on and on. She helped me buy a condo, so I called her a year later when I wanted to sell my house. Once again, she was totally great. Can't recommend her highly enough."
"We absolutely loved working with Lizzy. She was supremely competent and knew her stuff, but what made her special was that she 'got' us. We had specific needs and she worked within that, but kept us grounded on the reality of the marketplace. She was prompt -- actually, she managed the timeline, so it was never a case of us hounding her, but rather her keeping us on track. She got the right experts as needed all the way from home inspections to P&S, so we did not have to worry about it. She kept our spirits up as we searched for our home and when we found it, was genuinely delighted for us. Go with her -- you will be in the right hands."
Shilpa Reddy and Michael Baron