From the first time we met Joan at an open house, we connected. Her energy, excitement and knowledge about real estate on Cape Cod is amazing. Having a guide that knows the cape and not just one town, was very important to us. Her guidance through the purchase process, referrals to bankers, insurance brokers and other resources made the entire transaction very pleasurable. If you are looking for your dream home on Cape Code, we highly recommend Joan to be your agent.
Ellen and Cal, Princeton and Hyannis
Ellen and Cal, Princeton and Hyannis
To whom it may concern,
Our experience with Joan Bates has been tremendous.
Joan is extremely knowledgeable and she brings "Best in Class” service and consultation.
The associated anxiety and nervousness that accompanies any property sale has been greatly minimized by "experiencing” Joan in action.
My family and I are very grateful for finding Joan.
She makes us feel like she is working for us exclusively.
I highly recommend Joan to anyone looking for the benchmark in Professionalism, Focus, Diligence and Work Ethic.
As we near the end of our first summer on the Cape, we wanted to take a moment and thank you for all your help in buying our wonderful new home. When we began our search, we had no plans to use a buyer's agent. After all, these days so many homes are listed on internet sites that it seemed unnecessary. What a disaster that would have been! During our first weekend of house-hunting, we met many realtors, but we knew you were the best. You have an impressive handle on the area's real estate market, and possess the common sense and patience necessary to deal with our crazy family!
A long-distance purchase can be really challenging, but with your help, it was smooth sailing. You were always available for questions, and went out of your way to help with tradesmen appointments, finding a great attorney and all the million other things that pop up between finding and buying a new home.
Please accept our thanks for everything you have done for us and continue to do for us.
We highly recommend you to anyone buying or selling a home on the Cape. No one could have a better realtor in their corner (buying or selling) than you.
Christopher & Leslie
Mashpee and Virginia
Leslie and Christopher
Annette and I would like to thank you for the professional way in which you handled the sale of our summer cottage. We thought that since it was only a summer place, that we would have a hard time getting a realtor to give it the time and effort that we would want. We were especially happy that you not only gave our cottage an enormous amount of time, your efforts went way beyond any attention we had experienced in the past. We were really impressed with the photography, both virtual and still, which made our cottage look so attractive. The daily contact, both through your Blackberry and Daily Computer updates gave us the feeling that the price was right and our cottage had a great chance of being sold soon, and it was. The Weekly VirtualTour Reports were also of great value to us in knowing how many people were looking at the photos and where the majority of the activity was. It was a great help also that we were able to transfer documents freely between us and your office (through the internet) which cut down on the time frame to completion of the Purchase & Sales agreement and resolution of the Inspection issues. You can be sure that we would recommend you to anyone seeking a Realtorwho will go the extra mile in assuring that the property is sold in a reasonable time frame and would like personal attention along the way.
Thanks again for a Great Job.
Ronald G Bouchard
Annette T. Bouchard
Bouchards of Middleboro
Joan Bates was our Buyers' Agent and she has successfully put us in our long awaited, perfect retirement home. From start to finish Joan has been there for us, from showing us houses that were what we were looking for, to following up with phone calls, right up to the end. She never wasted our time, she pointed out pitfalls, reached into her bag filled with info on plumbers, townspepple, electricians, etc. and when we needed guidance, she was right there. I would certainly recommend her to our friends and family. Her professionalism is top-notch and is only superceded by her knowledge of the area and her caring attitude.
R and W Spurling, Bourne
R and W Spurling
Joan is the consummate professional. When we first met, she listened to us, showed an understanding of our needs and wishes in selecting properties for us to view. She demonstrated a keen knowledge of Falmouth and its unique communities.
She never stopped working for us through the negotiations, inspection, purchase and sale, closing and thereafter. She even referred us to reputable service and repair people who have done work on our new home.
I highly recommend Joan Bates.
Ken and Liz, Falmouth and Newton
I just wanted to thank you so much for doing an excellent job selling the Mill Road property. Your open communication, advice, technical knowledge, understanding of the market, and negotiation skills made this sale go very smoothly. The house sold in 2 months! In this market that must be some kind of record.
The quality rises to the top and you are the best! Please use me as a recommendation for any prospective sellers (or buyers). First class service is hard to find, but it was easy working with you.
B. N., Rochester, NY; Boston and Sandwich, MA
B. N., Rochester NY,Boston and Sandwich
"Joan is a swift and detailed agent! She understands the real estate market and personally ensures her clients get the best advice. Joan's outstanding job helped me sell my condo under an extreme time crunch. If I were to purchase or sell another piece of real estate, Joan is the one I want on my team!"
S. N., Cape Cod and Austin, Texas
Joan Bates has a passion for her job as a real estate agent. It's evident in her never ending patience and guidance throughout the process from listing to closing the deal. She goes above and beyond to help in any way and doesn't think twice. She know's what needs to be done to get the house sold. We couldn't have sold our house without her help and hard work. We were in Worcester trying to sell our summer home in Falmouth and could never have managed all of the details that she did. She is professional, caring, honest and just a super person to work with. We would recommend her to anyone and hope to have the opportunity to work with her again in the future. We wish her much success as she has well deserved it.
Jill and Garrett, Worcester and Falmouth
Wow, what a crazy five months! Marty and I so appreciated your guidance and nudging us along to our new home. You made a challenging market work on both ends of this deal. You are also incredibly generous and thoughtful. We just can't imagine how this deal came together for us! We consider ourselves lucky to have come together with you. Thank you, Joan!
M. and H., Mashpee and Falmouth
Thank you for shepherding us so skillfully, thoughtfully and sensitively through the Falmouth housing market and giving us such a thorough introduction and warm welcome to this wonderful community. We love our house, the beaches, all of it! Stop by any time!
Tina and Bob, Newton and Falmouth
We can't thank you enough for all that you did for us to make this wonderful dream come true!
Mary and Bill, Braintree and Falmouth
Approximately one year ago my wife and I bought a new house, and then put our old house on the market. We listed it with another broker for eight months and did not sell it. Needless to say the cost of carrying this house became quite a burden. This past fall we listed our home with Joan Bates. I must honestly tell anyone reading this letter that it was the best decision my wife and I made in the process of selling our house. Joan immediately mapped out a marketing strategy, assisted us in staging the house, aggressively advertised and marketed the house and before long she had many many showings in a difficult market for Buyers. What I most appreciated was her constant communication after every showing, open house or any activity that occurred in the process. Joan was right on top of our listing and really had our best interest in mind in helping us sell our house in a very difficult market.
I am happy to say that after only a few short months, Joan found us a buyer and we are closing in February. The house never would have sold this quickly had it not been for Joan's professionalism and efforts.
C. J. M., Falmouth
It was a pleasure to work with Joan Bates. She has been more than an agent. She has gone above and beyond to help me adjust to this purchase. Thank you.