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5 beccaltowers

This was my first experience buying a condo, and Bill was great at guiding me through the process. He was always available when I needed him, and helped me find the perfect place! Very professional and easy to work with, I would recommend him to anyone!

5 jessicohen

Bill is brilliant with real estate and a pleasure to work with. He managed everything with the sale of our home from staging to pictures to open houses. Our house sold in one weekend at above asking price. He is a masterful negotiator and clearly extremely experienced in his field. Bill is funny, friendly, intelligent and calming. I highly recommend him. I have five friends that have worked with him on home buying/selling and all feel the same way.

5 elandry85

We had an amazing experience working with Bill. He was able to provide my fiancé and I the exact level of service we were looking for and helped us close our house on a timeline that perfectly suited our needs. Bill is extremely knowledgeable in the field of real estate and home ownership and furthermore, he knew exactly what to look for and what to beware of and explained both to us BEFORE we asked. Throughout the home buying process, Bill maintained a level of professionalism that far exceeded our expectations. Bill has the tenacity to get you what you are looking for and the integrity to ensure it gets done the right way. I would absolutely work with Bill again and I recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the greater Boston area.

5 jimcdaly

Bill Patterson helped my Wife and I look for and eventually purchase our first house. During our first meeting Bill laid out the current state of the market and what we could expect during our search. Also, after hearing what area we were looking in he accurately set expectations into what we would find within our price range.

Once we progressed into the viewing stage of the process Bill was very flexible to when we could look at a houses and always handled the scheduling of viewing times. While looking at houses Bill was able to quickly assess if the house was worth pursuing or if the house was not worth our time and money.

In the purchasing stage Bill was able to negotiate a buying price the fell within our budget.

During the closing processing Bill was attentive to all the steps that needed to get accomplished, while providing trust worthy recommendations for home inspectors and mortgage lenders.

In the end, my wife and I bought a great house well within out budget and within the location we were hoping. Once it is time to maybe move on, Bill will definitely be part of our plans to sell/buy.

5 pucmastr

Bill got us a great deal on a beautiful house. He helped us look at many houses and was able to easily identify whether each house was what we were looking for or not.

5 melissa strafford

Bill came highly recommended by a friend to help me with the sale of my condo. From the moment he started working with me, I knew that he was better than the realtors with whom I had worked in the past. He made great suggestions for prepping the condo, and even did a good amount of the prep work himself. He was always available by phone or email when I had questions or concerns. He marketed my condo extensively, and he was able to get me an offer that was above my expectations! He went the extra mile to ensure that I received a great offer. I would definitely work with Bill again, and would recommend him without reservation to family and friends.

5 rbharatula

Bill is an outstanding broker because he will truly come understand the exact type of property you are looking for, and advise you to pass on properties even when it is not in his best interest. He is honest, transparent, and a true partner in your pursuit of a great home and investment.

5 sclizott

Bill was an incredible, professional broker to work with. As first time home buyers he was patient, worked incredibly hard to find us options, helped us see what to look for and what to look out for, and helped us understand the entire process. We were amazed by both his impressive knowledge of the history of some of the homes we looked at as well as his ability to help us understand local comps and what goes into an offer value. Bill used his exceptional negotiation skills to help us score our first home both quickly, and within our budget. Couldn’t ask for a better person to work with.

5 scslottje

Bill Patterson is not only a great realtor, he is an upstanding professional. My wife and I have worked with Bill on several properties over the last couple of years. Let me say this, without Bill we would never have been able to get to the closing table. Bills professionalism and attitude is exactly what we needed in order to acquire the properties of interest. I would strongly recommend Bill if your’re looking for the best experience and outstanding service. 2 Thumbs up .

5 zuser20160105144409929

Bill Patterson helped me sell my condo, and I could not have asked for a more professional and efficient experience. Bill gave me honest and well-researched advice on the value of the condo, and what renovations needed to be made to improve the sale. He always promptly communicated about showings of the property and made extra efforts to have a successful open house. I felt I could trust Bill fully at the closing, which was very helpful as I had already moved out of state. Compared to previous experiences with other agents, I was surprised at the ease of this sale and very happy with the profitable results. I could not have asked for a better experience and highly recommend Bill without any reservation.

5 user3176037

Bill Patterson served as my real estate broker in the winter and spring of 2016. I was highly motivated to buy in Dorchester which is one of the most competitive real estate markets in Massachusetts. He offered sage advice and guidance on how to navigate the market and how to be competitive, but not get caught up and make a rash decision. He answered all of my questions in a timely thorough way. I felt confident during the entire process that Bill acted with my very best interests in mind. He came to each open house or showing having already researched history on the property, the neighborhood, and the pros and cons of each house. While we walked through each property, he pointed out areas that concerned him (basements that may have seen water, potential ice dams, outdated plumbing or electric systems) and areas that add value (parking, potential for expansion) and helped me understand what issues are small, and what issues could become big problems. Ultimately, I fell in love with a home that on the third day on the market and the first open house had over 13 offers. He worked with me over a period of 72 hours to make my offer which turned into a bidding war. He maintained his calm, effective nature during negotiations and gave me thoroughly researched data which armed me with the information I needed to make my highest and best offer. I won. The month that followed, Bill helped guide me through the process. My mortgage broker and real estate lawyer both commented to me that they enjoyed working with Bill because he was timely, professional, and knowledgeable. At the closing, I was prepared and comfortable. I was lucky to have Bill in my corner and feel strongly I wouldn’t have landed my dream home without him!

5 lillian carrasquillo

Bill helped my husband and I buy a condo in Somerville. We were in touch and looking at places for close to two years before finding the right one. Bill was patient and accommodating as we worked to find the right place for us. I would definitely recommend working with Bill if you’re buying a home.

5 fsmalla

Bill has been excellent throughout the entire process of finding the right home for us. Most important to us was his ability to listen to what we were looking for and finding the right matches.

5 tjfiorito

Bill helped me sell my condo in Salem, MA, and as a first-time seller, I could not have asked for a better experience. He was friendly, professional and offered invaluable advice on the value of my home and what need to be done to improve the sale (including expertly staging the condo). In the end, what could have been a stressful situation was smooth and easy, and I know that when I need a realtor in the future, the first person I’m going to contact is Bill.

5 madams3973

We were so fortunate to have Bill as our agent. He truly cares about what he does, knows the markets inside and out, and helped us beyond measure while looking for our first home. Bill listened to our ideas for houses, sent us lots of options that matched, and since we were looking remotely, even visited properties for us. He provided detailed accounts of properties and looked at structure as well as function. He was open and honest, replied quickly, and was with us each step of the way to answer all of our questions. We simply cannot recommend him enough!

5 tlheureux23

Bill was both my buyer and seller broker. During the buying process he was patient and was honest about about the pros and cons of all the properties we looked at. He was very responsive with all the questions I asked, and there were many! Once we found a property, and had a offered accepted he sprung into action with getting my condo on the market fast. We had an accepted offer on the condo after only 5 days on the market! Bill navigated me through both processes. Both closings were on the same day and everything went as smooth as possible. I would highly recommend Bill to both a buyer and a seller.

5 tom kershaw

Bill is truly passionate about his work and it really shows in his commitment to his clients. He has an excellent knowledge of historic homes, and can help point out various features or specific issues when viewing a property. He is very professional and courteous to other brokers when viewing homes and negotiating. This goes a long way. As you can imagine as first-time home buyers we had many questions all the time. He is very responsive via text, email and phone which was a big deal to us when making such complex decisions. He also helped us balance our hearts and our brains when making decisions, and we learnt what to look for in a property. You will trust Bill and feel proud to have him in your corner, as we were. We are now incredibly happy in our new home. Thank you Bill!

5 spoiler16

My wife and I are moving to the Boston area from out of state and a friend recommended that we work with Bill.

Bill worked overtime and even on short notice to fit us in on our trips up to Boston. He was always available by phone or email, and answered our many, many questions quickly and patiently. Bill took us on a tour of all of the areas surrounding the city including Boston Proper, Cambridge, Somerville, Brookline and Brighton, and was very knowledgeable about each area. There isn’t a restaurant, pub or point of interest that he doesn’t know about. Over a series of weekend visits, Bill got to know us and helped us to narrow down our choices and find the perfect area in which to find an apartment. Our options were complicated by the fact that we have a large dog but Bill kept her needs in mind as well and helped us to find the perfect pet-friendly apartment near a dog park which certainly was not an easy task.

Bill was incredibly professional, knowledgeable, and – equally as important – friendly. I wholeheartedly recommend Bill if you are looking for a realtor who will make you feel like you are his only clients and will work hard to make sure you are happy. We feel so fortunate that we had the opportunity to work with Bill as our realtor. He made the first part of a difficult transition as easy as possible. You are in good hands with Bill.

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5 user5041607

Although Bill is an agent in Cambridge he went out of his way to make my dream of owning a beach cottage come true.I am a first time home buyer and Bill was very patient with me. I had a budget and Bill always kept that in mind along with my wants and needs. I told Bill I did not need a house that was brand new as long as it had good bones which I could work with it to make it my own. After 5 months of searching he found my home. Bill was extremely resourceful when it came to helping me find a mortgage broker, home inspector, and real estate lawyer for the closing. One final note…. everything written above is important but the most important detail I can write about Bill is that he is trustworthy and really made the whole process of buying a home less stressful. Thank you Bill for helping get the best view I have ever had….the ocean. Lisamarie Pedone

5 user566845

My husband and I bought our first house with Bill. He came highly recommended to us by a close friend and we were not disappointed! Being “property virgins” we were extremely nervous and intimidated by the whole process, but Bill made it so easy! He was knowledgable and honest with us when it came to things like location and resale value. While looking at houses, he pointed out things that we never would have noticed or thought to look at. He was always forthcoming and professional, making sure that we were fully informed so we could make the best decision for us. When it came time to actually purchase and close on the house, Bill recommended people we work with, such as the mortgage broker, attorney, and home inspector. They were all amazing too! Bill has really chosen the right group of people to work with, making the daunting process of home buying so easy from start to finish. Even at our closing, when we encountered a minor setback brought on by the seller’s agent, Bill went to bat for us. He turned a potentially stressfull, ugly situation into a smooth comfortable transaction for both sides. We are so happy with our new home and would definitely work with Bill again should we ever decide to move. I have recommended him to several my friends who are looking to purchase or rent, and know with confidence, that they will have a great experience just as we did!

5 user4168832

I first met Bill in 2007 when I was looking for a rental in Boston and the surrounding neighborhoods and he helped me out. He was very easy to work with, super friendly, responsive and very knowledgeable about the local real estate market. I then reconnected with him a few years later when I started looking for a home to buy and reached out to him for assistance. Having now known Bill for years, since I haven’t bought anything yet (due to my own personal reasons) Bill has never stopped trying to help me find the perfect home. I consider Bill to be a friend more than my realtor. I can bounce ideas off him, share concerns and expect to receive honest and genuine feedback from him about the various properties I saw and also did make offers on. He is extremely patient and explains the pros and cons of everything to a newbie home purchaser like me. He has also made every effort to make sure that sometimes when either my family or friends come with me to see a home, he is just as responsive to their questions and concerns. I have never once felt pressured by him to purchase something even though he has invested a significant amount of time and energy in me. He is a real pleasure to work with and I have recommended him to a whole bunch of my friends who have begun their search for a home. I can definitely say Bill is just amazing to work with and I truly trust him which is my key criteria when working with a realtor.

5 user8355381

I have been working with Bill for 1 year during my transition from Philadelphia to Boston due to a job relocation. First, Bill assisted me with identifying a place in Cambridge to rent temporarily. Then, after 6 months I was ready to purchase a home in Boston. Bill was extremely knowledgable of both the Cambridge and Boston geography and housing markets. He made the process seamless and helped decrease the anxiety of buying a new home in a sellers market.

My situation was particularly challenging, since I have two large dogs and therefore, perseverence in the market was required. Bill was patient and was always able to provide a list of available properties to potentially meet my needs. Furthermore, Bill’s responsiveness any day and time was very much appreciated. Ultimately, I found the condo that I now call home in Back Bay, and I have to wholeheartedly thank Bill for making the experience such a pleasure.

I would recommend Bill, without hesitation, to anyone looking to either rent or purchase real estate in the Boston/Cambridge area.

5 user5826926

Bill was great. He was professional, easy to work with and went out of his way to find properties in-line with my priorities.

Bill was also extrememly knowledgeable about the locations of the properties. Bill made great recommendations about how the property values may change and the risks of investments in certain areas.

When it came to the negotiation process, Bill worked diligently on coming to a quick and equitable resolution, while always keeping in mind my priorities and things that I would not negotiate on.

My three favorite things about Bill, however, are (1) that he is always available to go check out a property and will find you a replacement agent should he happen to be out of town; (2) that he was always extremely professional and friendly; and (3) I never felt pressured with Bill – he could tell when places were not right for me and actually told me this a couple of times while visiting different properties.

I would definitely recommend Bill and will certainly use him again in the future.

5 user4716632

Bill was fabulous! I was frustrated with the first agent I worked with because I felt she was just trying to get me to hurry up and buy so she could her her commission. I found Bill on the recommendation of a friend who raved about him and had used him to buy a place in the same neighborhood.

Bill was very patient and understood the value of waiting for the right property and never pushed me to make a decision I wasn’t ready for. He was a wealth of information about the details of neighborhoods and their selling and rental values. Bill also helped me to think outside the box and introduced me to some areas I hadn’t thought of (some of which became possibilities and some of which didn’t, but I appreciated the extra knowledge either way).

Bill really listened to me and tailored his search based on feedback I had given him. He really got familiar with what I was looking for and even went so far as to go check out some places ahead of time and if he didn’t think it was a good purchase for me he didn’t waste my time bringing me there.

By the end of the process I had gone through offers on 3 different properties and a hefty negotiation on the repairs needed for the one I ended up buying and he was helpful through all of it.

Overall working with Bill was as much as I could have asked for, he knew when to provide me with extra information and when we had already gone over it. That combine with his knowledge of the area made him amazing. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any and all friends looking for a home in this area.

5 user7321641

Bill was a pleasure to work with, very knowledgeable and straightforward about the Cambridge / Somerville market. We really felt like he was on our side and looking out for our best interests. We recommend him highly.

5 user3971913

In time of such uncertainty with home sales, Bill’s knowledge of the local market and current trends helped us make intelligent decisions when we decided to sell our condo. His understanding of the process and focus on the right audience let him use the best tactics for getting the word out and letting our unit gain visibility. It was such a pleasure to work with Bill, and we were amazed how quickly our unit sold under his expertise. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and personable. We highly recommend him.

5 user2844330

Bill went above and beyond to help us find the home that was right for us. He is honest and patient and works very hard to keep his clients happy. I was impressed with his knowledge of both real estate and home conditions. He answered all of our questions and always responded promptly. We are picky people and somewhat difficult and Bill was always patient and helpful.

We highly recommend Bill Patterson for all of your real estate needs.

5 user4691712

Bill is a great buyer’s broker! We searched for a home in Cambridge and Brookline for over a year. We worked with Bill during the final six months of our search. Anyone who has recently searched for property in these areas knows how much of an ordeal this process can be.

Bill more than met our needs. He kept us appraised of new listings as they emerged and quickly provided us with good market studies of any properties that seriously interested us. His broad knowledge of the Greater Boston real estate market allowed him to help us quickly determine reliable values for the many properties we considered.

During our search we made several offers for homes. Bill provided the guidance and support necessary for us to navigate the highly competitive “bidding” process that buying a good property in Cambridge or Brookline has become. Most important, we finally succeeded in purchasing a great home in a location we wanted!

Two important qualities that Bill possesses made a big difference in our search. He respects the importance of timeliness in pursuing a property and goes to great effort to make himself available wherever and whenever the search process requires it. In a fast moving market that’s essential. At the same time he allowed our interests to guide the search.

A serious effort to purchase a home can also be stressful and emotional. Bill was very understanding of these stresses and offered plenty of support during the difficult times. No doubt a degree in psychology would be quite useful for any buyer’s broker, but Bill seemed to know what we needed in terms of moral support at every step along the way.

We hold Bill in high regard and would highly recommend him to help anyone find a home in the Greater Boston area!

5 MichalKlos

Bill is great. We had a condo that we were trying to sell two years ago. We went through another agent first, and the agent started by promising us a high sale price and then eventually when negotiations happened got whittled down to a price below our limit. Suffice to say, we were not happy and we hired on Bill. Bill was always available, he marketed our property much better, and we got two very solid offers both above our expectations. We accepted one of them and I would recommend Bill to anyone. I was a skeptic that the quality of your agent really mattered and that the market takes care of everything, but my experience with this condo demonstrates that true professionals like Bill have a major influence on the outcome.

5 user238366

Bill did a great job helping us find our house. He helped us at all stages of the process. During our housing search, he worked closely with us to align the search with our preferences. He also listened closely to us during our house visits, and adjusted the search based on our feedback. When we were ready to make an offer for a house, Bill did a fantastic job helping us calibrate our bid and then negotiating with the seller. After our bid was accepted, Bill did a great job managing the final stages of the home buying process. He also helped us find a great lawyer to manage the legal aspects of the process.

5 edasque

Bill Patterson helped rent my condo. He did very well, found great tenants that I have had for a while now. His negotiation skill are very good and I believe he got me the best price I could on those rentals.

He’s been showing friends of mine homes and seems to be very skilled at home buying/home selling as well.

Mr Patterson has lived in or around Boston all his life and knows the different boroughs & towns ver well.

5 pathinelis

If you are looking to buy or sell a home, I would highly recommend Bill as an agent.

I was very nervous and hesitant about putting my condo on the market last year. I thought it would never sell. When I first met with Bill, he immediately put me at ease. He is incredibly honest, knowledgable, and realistic in his advice and negotiations. We received a good offer after a few short months, but the sale was very tricky and we hit many bumps on the road (which were out of Bill’s control) as we tried to close the sale. Whenever I had a question/needed assistance and tried to contact Bill (which happened very often!), he would get back to me immediately and knew exactly what to do. I can honestly say that Bill’s strong expertise and his willingness to go above and beyond was the reason why the sale went through. My condo would not have sold without his help. Thanks, Bill!

5 pete kojalo

Bill is without a doubt the best realtor I have worked with in all of my years looking at properties. He always seems to be two steps ahead of me and has the ability to think well outside of the box – i.e. when he shows you a place he also tells you what is going on locally – where to eat, shop, etc. – and NO ONE else I have dealt with does that. Great guy too!

5 slsrinivasan

Bill helped us sell Condo our in Cambridge as well as find a great house in the suburbs. When we looked at potential homes Bill made sure that we found the right house and did not push us to make offers on places that we were overpriced.

For the Condo sale he helped us plan for the showings and staging the Condo appropriately.

Bill’s style is very approachable, friendly and professional. We would definitely recommend that you consider using him when you buy or sell your property

5 mattkoj

Bill is the most knowledgeable and professional broker that I have worked with. He listens and understands needs and often goes outside the box to provide alternatives.

He is extremely approachable and friendly. I definitely recommend that you work with him! Funny too.

1 bryanprentice18

Set an appointment for a showing, and he was a no show. He confirmed the day prior to the set meeting. Blamed us for HIS misunderstandings, instead of apologizing for the miscommunication. Didn’t really have any interest in being kind to his customers… e.g. didn’t set up another time. Disrespectful and discourteous. NOT recommended.

1 Mike Curtis

**PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE LISTING YOUR HOME WITH BILL. IF YOU ARE A PROSPECTIVE TENANT, I’D ADVISE CONTACTING ANOTHER AGENT TO HANDLE THE RENTAL PAPERWORK FOR YOU**

Our Story: My wife and I contacted Bill Patterson about a property he had listed. Bill met with my wife on a Monday to show her around the property. That same day, we submitted our applications. The following day, Bill contacted me to inform me that my wife and I were below the 33% rent-to-income threshold. I went over the mathematics with him, pointing out that we were actually above the threshold. He reluctantly agreed that his math was inaccurate. Several days passed before we heard from Bill again. He eventually reached back out to me to explain that his kitty cat had died and that it had hit him very hard. This contact was on Thursday of that week. The following day (Friday) at 9:30 PM, Bill emailed me inviting my wife and I to be the new tenants at the property. We emailed him back the next day (Saturday) to let him know that we were still interested in the property and would meet him there on Monday (we were out-of-state that weekend) to go over the terms and take a few photos of the property (for furniture placement purposes). In a follow-up email reply, Bill acknowledged our desire to rent the property and agreed to meet us there that following Monday. On Sunday morning, we received another email from Bill in which he informed us that he had rented the property to another couple the day before. He explained that we didn’t show enough interest— I suppose because we didn’t immediately hop on a plane and bring him a check?—so he continued to show the property.

Here’s a recap:

1) My wife and I made a written offer to the landlord 2) Bill (on behalf of the property owner) accepted our written offer, in an email, by inviting us to be his new tenants 3) Bill (on behalf of the property owner) rescinded the acceptance [after we had assented]

***Bill was completely unprofessional during this transaction and we felt that his business practices were highly unethical. At the end of the day, it really just felt like Bill’s only concern was how he was going to close the deal. Do yourself a favor and steer clear of Bill. ***

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