We have known Doug for about 14 years. He was the agent we used to buy our first house in 1997. During that transaction, Doug was terrific at walking us through the process and paying attention to all of the details. He solved a critical problem a few days before closing and made sure the deal went through as planned. More recently, we sold that same house using Doug again. He found the buyers and did a great job of representing us through the process. Once again, we had a smooth transaction with no issues. Fundamentally, Doug is someone we can trust and who really works hard during the home buying and selling process. We highly recommend him to friends.Neal and MarjorieDoug . . . I read your last testimonial here and it is so nice to see you get what you deserve. I can never thank you enough for all you did to help me and my mom when we bought our first home and all of the others that followed. You are the best!Lilian DavisI was referred to Doug by a good friend of mine. My friend knows that I am a very prepared person. There were two things that impressed me about Doug. The first was that he was extremely prepared. He was great about letting us know the itmes to look at when pricing a home. Second, and more importantly, his preperation and level of detail allows him to tell people what they need to hear not what they want to hear. So many people are emotionally attached to thier homes that they think it should always sell for a high price. What Doug was able to do for us is to give us a level of detail to demonstrate why our home would sell for a certain price and how to make it happen. It does not end there. Doug not only know how to price a home correctly, but he is more advanced in his marketing, especially creating an online buzz, than most realtors.Jon ClarkWorking with Doug was a pleasure. He was on top of all aspects of the sale. He also provided guidance throughout the purchase. He acted as agent for our new home purchase as well as the agent for the sale of our condo. Both went quick and headache-free. Doug is on top of his game and it really shows. A definite recommendation to friends and family. No one is better!BobHi Doug: THANK YOU for everything you did for Andy and me. You made buying our first home a lot easier than expected. You work with a great circle of people and we have already passed your name along to several of our friends. Thanks so much for your help and all of your hard work. - Cindy and Andy H.Cindy and Andy H.“Mary and I had been looking for a house for about six months prior to contacting Doug. The search was difficult and it felt like no one was on our side. From the first meeting we had with Doug, Mary and I knew that he was someone that we wanted to work with as we felt he would be an advocate for our needs. The daily emails kept me informed of what was available . . . Doug was able to facilitate viewings . . . and . . . work with our busy schedule. Doug kept everything organized and on track . . . We would definitely recommend any of our friends looking for a home to Doug.”Kreg HowkI recently used Doug Stamm as both my buying and selling real estate agent and couldn't be happier. Without his knowledge and expertise, I would not have been able to secure my "dream" home that we are living in now. It has become VERY clear to me that there a lot of inexperienced real estate agents out there that can put your hopes and dreams in jeopardy (e.g deposit). Doug is not one of those people....if I ever needed a 2nd dream home, I would defintely call Doug again for both buying and selling.GaryDoug has made our 1st time home buying experience positive. Although he is the seller's agent, he helped and supported us (the buyer without an agent) through this complicated process. He is honest, hard-working, time-line driven, and flexible. He facilitated the negotiation so both sides felt good in a win-win situation. His recommendation on home inspection was excellent. He interacted with our bank and bank's lawyer to make sure we move the process forward. In ~1 1/2 month since the 1st open house, we bought our 1st home. If we ever need to buy or sell a home in the future, we will work with Doug.Yuanxin XuDear Doug: Thank you so much for helping us both sell and buy our home. We are so grateful for all of your knowledge, advice and support. We truly appreciated your time and effort. – Grant and Martha G.Grant and Martha Gosselin“Hi Doug, MANY THANKS to you again! We moved to our new house last week and we are very happy! Please stop by when you have time for a glass of wine! We appreciated your 24/7 service with combination of quality and customer satisfaction!!! We will definitely recommend Doug as the best real estate agent to everyone!!! Doug helped us to find and buy the house of our dreams for a great price! The entire process ran smooth and predictable. Doug kept in mind every detail and reminded us about every little thing which was very important for the first time home buyer. He provided real 24/7 service! With any questions we called him any time! We also would like to thank Leslee and Megan for all their help in the home search. We finally found the house which we like so much! Wonderful team of real estate professionals!!! Many Thanks!”Oleg BoykoDoug is very knowledgeble, sincere and hard working. Provided us with sound advice and impeccable service while we purchase our first house. Impressively, I could never detect any faltering of his patients after an on-again off-again house search over 2.5 years involving at least 50 or so home viewings. 2 of my friends are using Doug based on my recommendation and I will continue to recommend him to people who are looking to buy or sell. I will definately use him again.Jim“Scott and I truly appreciated how efficient and effective you were in helping us find a new home for my parents. You listened carefully to our criteria and guided us to several wonderful choices of homes. I can't believe we were able to find the perfect home in under a month! You were also invaluable in working through the deal with the seller offering us extremely helpful guidance during the negotiations. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a home. Best wishes and thanks again!”Dawn SchnellMy husband and I had a great experience working with Doug. We worked with him as our buyer agent when we were looking for our first home, and he was very patient and informative. We were unsure of exactly what area of eastern MA we wanted to live in, and we looked at over fifty houses with him! He was also very helpful during the offer and closing process, and always made himself available when we wanted to discuss something or make an offer (whether it be by phone or in person). He made us feel comfortable and confident about our decisions during our first time buying a home. We highly recommend Doug and plan on working with him again in the future!Jessica Grant and Ryan Mccabe“Dear Doug and Doug’s Team, On behalf of Sonia and the kids, I would like to extend a big ‘THANK YOU’ for all your hard work in the purchase and sale of our homes…I wish everyone could have the same experience as our family did! I have worked with other realtors in the past and there is no way I would ever recommend anyone but Doug…Doug's knowledge and professional demeanor was perfect for our situation. He worked with our builder and our buyer simultaneously for several months, making sure everyone was satisfied...(Doug,) you were always accessible and open to discuss all the details about the process…You made the experience less stressful and more enjoyable due to your patience and understanding.”Mark RussoWe started looking at homes online before arriving in the state. We asked several agents questions over email about the properties we were interested in, Doug was the only one to reply with information above and beyond expectations. One example of this is when we asked about the current stage of a house that was being built and only the plans were online, Doug drove by the home and then called the builder to get all the details and timelines for completion. The other agents either didn’t answer the question or said that we could look at it when we arrived. Our choice was easy, we knew we had the right person to help us! We moved to Massachusetts from another country and there were many subtle differences to the process of buying a home. Doug was excellent at explaining each step and knowing /finding answers to every question we had, which were many. Doug listened to our needs and preferences in a home and created a shortlist of homes that suited our needs so we didn’t waste time looking at unsuitable properties. He gave freely of his time and never made us feel that we were unreasonable to want another additional look at a home. Doug was professional at all times, gave great advice and there was never any pressure applied. Again, above and beyond what was required, Doug gave us tips on where to shop for furniture and groceries, great restaurants, builders (for work we needed in the future) and sightseeing spots. He helped us to feel settled… Priceless. To top it all off, Doug is a lovely guy and genuinely nice to be with. The stressful time of buying a home, and moving to a new country, was made so much easier with his help! We would recommend him to everyone looking for an agent who will deal with you respectfully and honestly. When it comes time for us to sell, we will be using his services again.Quentin & Kristen RyanDoug: I just wanted to say “Thank You” for all your help and for putting Megan’s best interest before your own. I will highly recommend you to anyone I know that is looking to buy or sell a home. Thanks again Doug, it was a pleasure!! – Paula H.Paula HotchkissWe interviewed several Real Estate agents before selecting Douglas Stamm. We selected him because he came to the interview well prepared, knowledgeable of the area and our house. He had done his homework well and he was able to answer all of our questions regarding the sale of the house. We felt very comfortable that he knew his business well and would sell our house. We couldn’t be more pleased. Doug’s marketing methods are different than most agents in that he builds interest in the house before it is shown to anyone. It worked very well. In a difficult 2009 market, one week after the open house, we had an offer. Doug’s help in going through the offer process and everything involved in the sale has been invaluable and absolutely made this process much easier for us. Doug knows the real estate business well and uses innovative marketing methods that worked very well for us. I would highly recommend him as a pro-active agent who will work very hard to sell your house, while providing invaluable help to you along the way. – Sheila K.Sheila Kearney“I have been actively involved in real estate my entire adult life. As a real estate lawyer (and prior to that time as a licensed real estate salesperson) I have worked with literally hundreds, if not thousands, of real estate salespeople. Doug possesses the combination of qualities that make up the top echelon of real estate professionals – integrity, diligence, experience, knowledge of his marketplace, honesty, and a commitment to excellence in all he does. I know from experience that Doug’s involvement assure a smooth, professional transaction, whether working with a Seller or a Buyer, will help anyone looking to sell or buy real estate.”Greg MitrakasWe were out-of-state sellers and weren’t familiar with everything required for the sale of a property in MA. Doug helped us every step of the way. He made it so easy to get our condo ready for the market. Even with the very poor 2009 market we had an offer in less than a month! Doug provided us with a checklist of everything that needed to be done to assure that everything would go smoothly all the way to closing. My husband and I have had a lot of experience with Realtors and Doug is definitely the best one we have ever had. Doug, thanks for everything you did to get our condo sold so quickly!Bob and Joann Z.Doug was wonderful to work with. My husband and I were first time homebuyers and Doug was always helpful and patient with our questions, and very responsive to our requests to go on home visits. He thoroughly explained the ins and outs of the home buying process and always made sure we had all of the information we needed. I know that he was working with several other clients while we were buying our home, but we never felt like we were less important. We would absolutely recommend Doug to anyone buying a home.Heather and Mike ReardonI was relocating from Denver to the Boston area. Doug provided excellent service throughout the entire buying process, from picking me up at the hotel, to showing me a variety of different condos, to coordinating the selection of interior finishes, to driving my fiancee and me to the closing. He was courteous and professional. Even though he did not represent me as an agent, I felt that he was honest and concerned about finding me the best place to purchase.John tgreat agent. helped us obtain a home under less than ideal circumstances.MichaelI received Doug's name from a cousin who lives in the area and used him to buy her house. We were relocating to MA from NY and had no idea where we wanted to land. We gave Doug a list of Criteria that we wanted and he showed us the houses. We spent every weekend together from October 200 until Dec 2009. He is great with kids. My son loves him and the joke was that he loved basements and attics. Doug is a part of my family. Now that I bought a house I miss him :) He does what is right for you.Meghan DevitoMy wife and I met Doug when he showed us a home we were interested in. We were not being represented at the time but were looking for an agent to guide us through the purchase of our first home. Doug impressed us with his patience and calm demeanor during his showing so we asked him to represent us moving forward. He was honest, patient, and informative throughout our home buying process and helped guide us to our first home. He's committed to helping his clients purchase homes they are happy with and to making the process as enjoyable as it can be!Mike Morris
Answers (2)Displaying: 2 Most Recent AnswersAnswered: Aug 4, 2010Yes definitely! 2 bedroom condos are easier to sell BY FAR and they also gain value faster than the 1 bedroom units. I live in Littleton and know this market well. 2 bedroom units will cost a little bit more but you'll make out in the long run.Answered: Jun 26, 2010Hi Joann . . there are several effective ways to search for an in law. If you'd like to send me your email address along with towns and price max I'll run the search and email it over to you right away. From there I'll do an ongoing "In Law" search and notify you as soon as a new home comes on the market.
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