Barbara Hines

Testimonials


"I was very pleased with the way my agent handled my transaction and Barbara could not have done any better to improve the experience!"
Bonny Ethridge - Leominster, MA



I first met Barbara in 1997 when I relocated from Montreal to Boston for employment. At that time, I was single and busy traveling back and forth to Canada and US for immigration reasons. When it came to buying my house, I still remembered what Barbara said, "When you buy a house, you have to think of resale”. I had no idea what that meant at the time, but I do now. Barbara made sure I bought right. Next, she said, "If you’re going to own a house, you better learn something about maintenance”. I didn’t own a lawn mower at that time, but that didn’t matter, Barbara gave me hers for free!!. And when I needed someone trustworthy to do some contract work, Barbara was my yellow pages. When I met my wife in Boston, I was given an opportunity to move back to Canada (under the worst economic housing conditions BTW), it was Barbara that reminded us that we needed to sell our home not based on we thought it was worth, but based on what the market was asking for at that time. That may have hurt our pocket book a bit, but unlike other people who were stuck with their overpriced homes, our home did sell. When we moved back to the US, broke, pregnant, and with no job, it was Barbara who found us a rental that was affordable and made sure the conditions in our rental contract were flexible to exit. When Barbara found a new home for us to purchase, we were unable to get a mortgage because of the housing crisis (again). However, it was Barbra’s contacts in the banking industry that rescued us. And when we finally closed on our home and ran into other problems, it was Barbara that came to OUR rescue - calming my wife’s anger and my nerves. My point is, I could have said something professional like, "Barbara has all the right skills to manage your problems”, but this doesn’t even come close to what Barbara is. My wife and I are very happy in our new home today because Barbara cared from start to end. Barbara is the kind of person you want watching your back when your life is crazy and your struggling with housing variables outside of your control.
Philippe



    Barbara Hines was the most wonderful person to help me find my home.  She was so patient and kind but most importantly honest.  Being a single Mother with a toddler child AND on a tight budget I was a challenge for Barbara.  With every house we looked at she always looked out for our needs.  I learned so much with every house we visited.

       The home I purchased was perfect from the minute I walked in the door.  My daughter ran in the yard and played in the house as if she was already living there.  My home is perfect for us and we have Barbara to thank.  She sent me listings daily. My calls and emails were quickly answered and appointments made in a timely manner.  She made herself available around my work and daycare schedule which at times was challenging.

     I am so happy with my home but I am also happy we have made a special friend with Barbara.  She was not out to sell me a house she sold me my HOME!!  I have and will recommend Barbara to anyone who is looking.   

Lisa



As a first time buyer, it was important for me to work with someone I trusted.  Not only is Barbara trustworthy, but her extensive knowledge of the area, thoughtful considerations of my interests, and attentiveness to each property's details made searching for a home a truly enjoyable experience.
Dave



My wife and I decided to move during one of the busiest times in our lives.  Between full time jobs and three young children we were incapable of paying attention to all the details throughout our property search and during our purchase and sale.  We needed someone to really guide us every step of the way.  From the start Barbara understood what we were looking for and never put on any pressure for us to make decisions before we were ready.  Our search took over a year and Barbara proved to have the patience of a saint.  When we finally did find a house that we liked, the pressure was really on to sell our previous home.  Barbara came through in a very challenging economy and sold our house (which is in a challenging location to boot!) in the nick of time.

If we ever need to move again I would go back to Barbara without hesitation and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a Realtor who obviously takes pride in the fact that she is making a difference in peoples' lives!
Win and Kristin



Dear Barbara,

We just wanted to express our gratitude for the great job you did selling our house. Your guidance and professionalism were invaluable to us, making what could have been a very stressful process much less difficult. We really appreciated your diligence and attention to detail. Your quick and thorough communication skills reminded us nearly every day that we had chosen a great agent to represent us. Thanks again!

Sincerely,

Elena & Michael
Elena and Michael



Hi Barbara,

We have been in our new house for roughly 6 weeks now and I have to apologize for not taking the time out to tell you how much your efforts in the recent sale of our house have not gone unnoticed. Wayne and I can't thank you enough for all your hard work, dedication, and perseverance in this tough real estate market which got us to where we are today. I have owned bought and sold a couple of houses in my life time and I have not come into contact with a real estate agent like yourself who not only pays attention to the smallest detail but is continually available to answer questions, as well as give us names of trades people who were required to make the sale of our home successful and in such a short period of time. The references, i.e. lawyer, septic, electrician, and radon expert to name of few were top notched and if we lived in the area would not hesitate to use them again or refer them out to family and friends.

I only wished that you had a license to practice real estate in our destination location in order for us to receive the same type of service when we bought our new home. I am and will highly recommend you as a real estate agent to all of my friends and family looking to buy or sell their next home in central Massachusetts. Thanks for all you did and if ever in our neighborhood please let us know as we would love to show you around.

Warmest regards,
Debbie and Wayne
Debbie and Wayne



Barbara,

I wanted to drop you a line to thank you for the outstanding job you did in marketing and selling my folks home in Holden. Given the fact that my folks where three thousand mile away, there was construction going on at the property and the market continued to decline, it was nothing short of a miracle that you where able to sell the home in just three months time. Not only did you do a fantastic job in selling the home, but you handled many loose ends that would otherwise be dealt with by the seller. Your attention to detail and your constant communication with us was superb! Please know that we are extremely pleased with your due diligence and professional manor. Should you ever need a reference please do not hesitate to call upon us. And it goes without saying that if we know of anyone who could use your services, we will put them in touch with you.

Thanks again for allowing my folks to enjoy their new adventure here in California!

Respectfully,
Julie
Julie