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Testimonials

 

2/10/17

Doug Reece was referred to me by a long time realtor who no longer works on Martha's Vineyard.  I interviewed seven other agencies/realtors prior to interviewing Doug.  Clearly his knowledge of the island and the real estate scene is bar none. His responsiveness to me and all my requests for information was quick, and very thorough. He often provided me information that I did not know to ask for.
As my realtor he kept me informed, updated and  if I had questions he responded immediately even when he was on vacation. Since I live in Washington, D.C. he handled absolutely everything for me from having the house cleaned, to snow removal, to furniture removal, the utilities, to installing smoke detectors etc. When my house sold he helped me through the bid process and then the closing. He literally was on top of everything.
If there is a vote for best realtor on Martha's Vineyard, Doug Reece will get my vote every time.


Thank you, thank you, thank you


Mary

 

 

 

Hi Doug,

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We were talking about you today...  Seems like our old house is on the market again, and whoever listed their home didn't present it as well as it could be - in words or pictures. We wanted to let you know we always appreciated your experience and representation and were reminded of it today!

We wish you and your family all the best for the holidays!

Kim
 

We want our clients to be happy with the professional service they receive so they will refer us to their family and friends.  Here are comments from some of our satisfied clieints:

    I want to take this opportunity to thank you once again for being our Real Estate Person of a Lifetime!  We were so lucky last March when we called you from FL to list our Vineyard home.  We sure picked the right guy!  We remembered that handsome face on your real estate mailings.  Over the years we collected quite a few "new listing in your neighborhood" fliers from Re- Max.  Your name stuck in our heads.  We knew we had made the right decision when we met you.  You know the Vineyard Real Estate Market like the back of your hand, as they say.  It was apparent from the start that you are a professional through and through.  The listing booklet you produced showcasing our home was an excellent resource.  The suggestions for preparing our home to best show it was invaluable. The pricing strategies and the projected closing costs educated us towards smart decisions. Your "people skills" are what we appreciate most.  No problem is insurmountable. You keep your cool, man! Your contact list of problem solvers is at the ready. Most importantly you brought us the buyers who could close quickly and pay the price we were after.  Like the TV Show... The Price Was Right"!  You put our dreams in motion, Doug.  Thanks a million! 
    Should you find yourself in the Port St. Lucie area, please give us a call.  We could finally pop that cork over Lake Silva and count our blessings!

Dianne & Tony Silva
 

"Selling Our Property in Downtown Edgartown

On behalf of John Stobart and myself, we would like to thank you, Perry, for your commitment and professionalism throughout the process of listing and selling the property on 31 No Summer Street in Edgartown. You made the process a painless and even enjoyable experience.

The advertising and promoting of the building was first class and certainly helped to spread the word. As both Mr. Stobart and I are off island, he is in Florida and I am in Salem, MA your willingness to go the extra step in our absence was unfailing.

We would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone either seeking to buy or sell on the Vineyard.

It was a pleasure working with you."

Sandra Heaphy, General Manager, MHP Enterprises, for John Stobart

Perry, I wanted to thank you for your efforts in selling my house in Vineyard Haven. From pre-listing to closing your help in the preparation of the house for showing and energetic marketing of the property resulted in a successful sale in 4 months. Again, thank you for the effort and interest you have shown in the sale of this property.

Brian Hogan
Nic is a detail oriented professional from beginning to end. He was of incredible help to my wife and myself during the sale of our condo on Martha's Vineyard. We couldn't have completed this transaction without his quick thinking professionalism. If you are looking for a realtor on MV, PLEASE call Nic. We contracted with other with little or no satisfaction. NIC IS THE MAN!
Mark Thomas Onosko
Nic helped us through EVERY step of buying a home and it was a great experience! His professional and personable. Nic was very patient and so helpful to us as first time home buyers. He truly understood what we were looking for and made sure we got it. Nic was extremely accessible throughout the entire process. He is a kind and caring individual. I highly recommend Nic!
Kelly McBride
Doug
You have meant the world to us. Thank you for supporting & guiding us through this long process. We could not have made this dream come true without you. Thank you,
The Smiths
When we finally decided to buy, we wanted a smart, experienced realtor who knew the island from lighthouse to lighthouse. Helena Kirschenbaum proved to be exactly that, and more. We found our dream house on our first outing thanks to Helena who listened carefully to what we wanted and structured our day to see relevant properties. She helped us through the offer process with thoughtful and honest support. Her incredible network of on-island contractors, architects, bankers, lawyers and engineers led us to a fabulous home inspector and structural engineer who fit us into their busy schedules. Our deal closed on time and without a hitch largely due to Helena's contacts and diligence. I can honestly say that in addition to landing our dream house, we found a friend. We recommend Helena highly to anyone interested in buying or selling real estate on the island.
Cheryl and Michael Malone
Our experience with Helena Kirschenbaum was simply wonderful! Starting with our initial contact, back when we were beginning to explore the possibility of home ownership on the island, she demonstrated and maintained a level of professionalism unparalleled with other realtors that we've dealt with over the years. Throughout the shopping process, Helena was patient, thorough, and behaved more like an assistant buyer – rather than a salesperson. She showed us numerous properties and pointed out the negatives as well as the positives with each. During this period, we became friends and not just clients. Once we settled on a property, Helena again proved how a professional works. We were guided through the offer process and once accepted, she assisted with every detail right up until the final closing. Phone calls and e-mails were always answered promptly and no problem was ever left unresolved. Since the closing, Helena has stayed in contact and continues to offer assistance as we deal with ownership issues. Helena is a dedicated professional and a true advocate for home ownership on Martha's Vineyard. We consider ourselves fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her and won't hesitate to recommend her to friends and associates considering a home on the island.
Sincerely, Jim & Elise Vieira
Helena was simply superb in working with us to find a perfect Vineyard home. She quickly learned what our goals were, helped us find candidate properties, and became a true partner in our search. Months passed - she remained enthusiastic and professional, and at last together we discovered just the right house. At that point, she proved essential in developing an approach to reach the right price and the right terms of sale. Without question, Helena is just the best!
Phil Scranton and Ginny McIntosh, Philadelphia and Oak Bluffs.
Our experience with Helena Kirschenbaum was simply wonderful! Starting with our initial contact, back when we were beginning to explore the possibility of home ownership on the island, she demonstrated and maintained a level of professionalism unparalleled with other realtors that we've dealt with over the years. Throughout the shopping process, Helena was patient, thorough, and behaved more like an assistant buyer – rather than a salesperson. She showed us numerous properties and pointed out the negatives as well as the positives with each. During this period, we became friends and not just clients. Once we settled on a property, Helena again proved how a professional works. We were guided through the offer process and once accepted, she assisted with every detail right up until the final closing. Phone calls and e-mails were always answered promptly and no problem was ever left unresolved. Since the closing, Helena has stayed in contact and continues to offer assistance as we deal with ownership issues. Helena is a dedicated professional and a true advocate for home ownership on Martha's Vineyard. We consider ourselves fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her and won't hesitate to recommend her to friends and associates considering a home on the island.
Sincerely, Jim & Elise Vieira
Over the years Betsy and I have worked with various realtors. Like others, we have experienced the tension and anxiety that goes along with the process. Each of those realtors had their own styles and ways of dealing with their clients. We have been lucky in that our experiences with relators has been uniformly positive. Having said that, I feel the need to state outright that you set a new standard for excellence. I commend you for the professional, friendly, reassuring and helpful way in which you facilitated the the sale of our beloved home. You made what is typically an emotional and tension packed experience far smoother--a task made harder by the fact that we were more than 400 miles away during the time in question. So thank you for everything. Our only regret is that we got to know you in final days of our two decade plus time on the Vineyard.
Mike
Hi Doug..Thanx for sending me all of your advertising info! It's so nice to have a friend. It's so nice to have a friend that is a Realtor, It's so nice to have a friend that is a Realtor that WORKS so hard! Many Thanx!!!
Kirby
Dear Doug, Diana and I are so happy! Thanks for helping us find our dream home. The entire process - from listing our home to the actual closing - went very smoothly. He contacted us as needed but often handled issues without involving us. We were very pleased with the amount of traffic Doug was able to generate due to his marketing efforts. And, we sold our home within a relatively short period of time for a price very close to our asking price. We would recommend Doug to others that are looking to sell their Vineyard property.
Griffin
Re/max made it happen. With Doug's persistence and experience, we were able to subdivide and purchase a piece of property that we otherwise wouldn't have been able to afford. He advised us from the beginning of the process all the way through the closing.
Keith Maybury
Doug, It has been great to have known and worked with you. We would have had a hell of a time if you had not been around to help us. Perhaps this check can be used toward that new car your son wants. I hope 2003 will prove to be a very successful year for you. Merry Xmas to you and your family
Cliff & Ellie Hey
Doug, we are home, tired, but feeling good about our accomplishments and looking forward to new horizons. Thank you so much for all your input and efforts on our behalf! You made a difficult transition easier. Enjoyed our dinner with you, your wife, and the "boys". Best wishes to you and yours!
Mona & Rod