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Highly likely to recommendBought a Apartment home in 2012 in Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA.Logistics arent the only thing thats daunting about buying a home from half a world away. Real estate laws vary. Customs can be strange. With prices improving and low inventory creating a sellers market, nice places sold fast leaving little time for deliberation. Research only goes so far in a situation like this. In every other aspect of a potentially stressful process complicated by distance, Chriss advice, well-informed opinions and network of dedicated professionals gave me confidence that someone local was working for me. 10,000 miles is a long way but Chriss well-reasoned answers to every question I asked were only ever a phone call or email away. His help with every step of the home-buying process contributed to my understanding of the issues and enabled me to make well-informed decisions. Principled, honest, articulate, patient, thorough, intelligent and good humoured, Chris handled every challenge with equanimity and superb professionalism, providing balanced opinions, referrals, recommendations and some very fast footwork when it was most needed. Im very happy with my beautiful home in Jamaica Plain and unreservedly recommend Chris as an amazingly competent, professional and resourceful buyers agent.- ~ Dr Julia Ravell (Australia/Jamaica Plain)
Chris was an invaluable resource in the purchase of our first home. He walked us step by step through the process right from the start so we would understand what to expect. Navigating the crazy world of Boston real estate was much more difficult than we had anticipated! In the end, Chris was able to negotiate a deal on a house that we didn't think we would be able to afford. We didn't have to stretch out of our comfort zone financially, or geographically. Now we're very happily settling into our new home, thanks to Chris!- 02/24/2019 - lucey k - Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Woburn, MA.
Chris was an absolute pleasure to work with in selling my home. He listened, was never pushy, provided wonderful feedback, and was able to sell my home in just a few days. His gentle manner and confidence is a great combination. I would highly recommend Chris!- 08/19/2018 - zuser - Sold a Single Family home in 2018 in Needham, MA.
Overall,it was a pleasure working with Chris.He has knowledge about home market in this area.He was ready to help me at any time I needed.He was responsible on his explanations about the home buying process.I will recommend Chris to my friends in the future.- 10/06/2017 - hoxhallari kudret - Bought a Condo home in 2017 in West Roxbury, Boston, MA.
We worked with Chris to sell our condo in Quincy, and we worked with his colleague Ali to find and buy our new home. They were both very knowledgeable about the current market in the Boston area, and made the potentially stressful process of selling and buying at the same time painless and stress-free. They were both always quick to respond via phone calls, texts and e-mails, even on nights and weekends. If they did not know the answer to a question they were honest about it and found the answer for us in a timely manor. I would recommend Chris and Ali to anybody and everybody who is looking to buy and/or sell a home in the Boston area!- 06/18/2018 - user - Sold a Townhouse home in Quincy, MA.
In my dealings with Chris, he is as genuine as it comes! He takes everything serious and works with you to find the best property for you, but that he also helps you understand the process and makes sure you are comfortable. I can honestly say that my family would not be in our dream home if it wasnt for Chris. Would definitely use him in the future and recommend him if you are in the market- 12/18/2017 - rob talev - Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in West Roxbury, Boston, MA.
If you are looking for a realtor in the Boston area, I can refer you to a gentleman who is unquestionably the best. He is Chris Kostopoulos of Keller Williams Realty. We met him by chance when looking to buy a new home, and he quickly became our trusted advisor and thoughtful friend.Chris invariably guided us to decisions that best served our interests, applying his extensive knowledge and skill to ensure that we would make sound choices. He made himself available whenever any questions arose, weekday, weekend, early morning, late evening. He even responded promptly to an email I wrote, not knowing he and his family were away on vacation. He provided links to personally selected talented professionals such as a real estate lawyer and a mortgage lender, both of whom served our needs with the utmost care and skill. At one point, it seemed we might have to withdraw our interest in a new home after Chris had patiently guided us through the long process of pursuing the purchase of a property under construction. Was Chris angry that he might lose his payment for the months of careful work? On the contrary, he was sympathetic to our plight, and offered to do all he could to minimize our loss. Fortunately, with his help, we were able to complete the purchase. To sum up, Chris is able, affable, accommodating, available, an aggressive advocate, an alleviator of stress. Our experience working with him could not have been better, and we would hope that every home buyer could have the help of a realtor with at least some of his qualities.- 2/16/2017 - howardlk - Bought a Multi Family home in 2017 in Nonantum, Newton, MA.
Negotiation skills:I would (and will) enthusiastically recommend working with Chris to buy a home! Consistently, through this 6 month process, Chris supported us through finding and purchasing a home. He was flexible with our schedules and consistently responsive and helpful, and as very young first time home buyers, we were incredibly grateful for this. He knew a guy every time we needed to consult with another professional, and all of his recommendations were great. He made sure we understood everything along the way, and really let us make our own decisions and at our own pace. From our pre-approval to our final closing, Chris was someone we did not hesitate to contact with questions and concerns. We appreciate Chris so much!!!- 06/13/2018 - maddieg - Bought a Single Family home in Roxbury, Boston, MA.
My journey to find a home lasted a little over a year and Chris was a phenomenal realtor to work with throughout the entire process. As a first time home buyer, he has many great qualities that made me feel comfortable and well informed. He has a wealth of knowledge spanning the housing market to construction qualities that he would share to help me make better decisions. Chris was always honest, straightforward, and there was never any pressure for me to make a decision. There was never a doubt that he always had my best interests in mind. Even when nine months in I decided to radically change my search criteria from single family homes to condos he adapted without missing a beat. It is with great confidence that I recommend him as a realtor.- 04/30/2018 - santoniou89 - Bought a Condo home in French Hill, Marlborough, MA.
Chris is a true professional. I am not new to the real estate purchase and sale process, so we were able to work together in a collaborative and respectful way. He is a very good listener and open to ideas and suggestions from his customers. My daughter was a partner in this real estate transaction. He was sensitive to being inclusive when it came to making important decisions. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services.- 03/14/2018 - annclarue - Sold a Condo home in Charlestown, Boston, MA.
Chris was terrific. Best attributes were that he answered the phone every time I called. He was always available and responsive. We wanted to move fast and he was able to do so without a hitch. Great marketing plan. Good at prepping the house for sale. Good negotiator. Knowledge about houses and what is good and what may need work. Knowledge about the area. Informative consultation explaining the process. Asking questions to find out what you're looking for, and hoping to accomplish.Not high pressure Knowledgeable about the process Hand-holding when necessary Good referrals when needed- 02/06/2018 - reardon mike - Sold a home in Jamaica Plain, MA
I see a lot of great reviews for Chris here, and I have to say I concur with all of it. He is very responsive and client-focused -- he never ever pressured me about any listing, was honest about drawbacks in some of the properties we saw, was always willing to set up a viewing. I've met a few realtors in my search and I must say many of them don't really know what they are talking about. They don't know the basics of building construction or heating, they often times don't even know the details of the house they are selling. Chris is very knowledgeable when it comes to building construction compared to most realtors. At a few of the places we saw, he took the trouble of explaining some of the systems and pros and cons of the remodeling done in some of these places. Chris also really understands real estate and is deeply passionate about it. You do want to work with someone who is passionate about their job! Additionally he is well-networked and that does help. For example, I once went to an open house that was cancelled last minute but Chris was able to get me in. Pretty much every open house I went to in JP and West Rox, they knew Chris. I bought my first home through Chris and when it's time to sell this place, I'll definitely get in touch with him. A lot of things happen behind the scenes once you place an offer on a house and so you want to go with an intelligent realtor who is sensible about which battles to fight.. Chris handled my whole buying process with maturity and objectivity, and gave me good advice regarding what I should be concerned about and what I could let go. I trust his intelligence and like his personality, and so I recommend him.- 12/11/2017 - V N Bought a Condo home in West Roxbury, MA.
I would like to acknowledge Chris Kostopoulos for his hard work and dedication in finding the perfect home for me. Chris has been very patient throughout the process of showing me many homes. He always went the extra mile with his daily searches, phone calls, emails, and text messages. Chris knew exactly what I wanted and was able to advise me of the condition of the homes and provide me an overview of the neighborhood. He is very knowledgeable in the Real Estate business, and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!- 12/08/2017 - malghool - Bought a home in 2017.
We worked with Chris over a year to find our ideal home. Numerous showings, offers.. He is ALWAYS honest, straightforward and no matter how busy, always does his best. He also works with a very reliable team of people from legal to mortgage whom are just as great and easy to work with. I don't plan on even considering anyone else when it comes to real estate- 10/04/2017 - Ozan Baskan - Bought a Townhouse home in 2017 in Wilmington, MA.
As a first time home buyer in a city with no family I was a bit nervous about the process. As soon as I met Chris I felt comfortable and trusted him and to this day I look at him like family. He cared about my needs and explained the full process to me from beginning to end. He was knowledgeable about homes and the locations. He never rushed me, was always responsive and I knew his main goal was to make me happy. In the end we found the perfect home at the perfect price and I couldn't be happier. I recommend Chris to anyone who is looking for a trustworthy agent that will be there for you from day one until whenever you decide to leave him alone...I still email him questions.- 05/24/2017 - Bought a Condo home in 2016 in North End, Boston, MA.
Chris helped my husband and I purchase our first home in Jamaica Plain and we absolutely recommend him to others without any hesitation. We chose to work with Chris after interviewing two other potential brokers who also have extensive experience working with buyers in that neighborhood. What set Chris apart from the beginning was his thoroughness, attention to detail, and desire to help us find the place that was right for us. A huge additional bonus that sets Chris apart from other brokers is his significant knowledge of construction and home condition details so he is able to point out things that could be a costly problem down the road. Chris was almost always immediately available by phone, text, and email. He arranged several hours long days for us to see multiple properties in the neighborhood. When the property we ultimately purchased went on the market, he was able to get us in early to see it before others. He is also a master negotiator with good instincts who always does the best for his clients. Throughout the offer, counter offer process he was always in communication with us and gave us what ended up being very good advice. After our offer was accepted but before we signed the purchase and sale agreement, there were some issues with the seller's agent and Chris was able to smooth everything over and he did so while on vacation. He works with a good team of lawyers and mortgage brokers and we were actually able to move our expected closing date forward a few days when we decided we wanted to move in earlier. Again, we would highly recommend Chris and his team for a top-notch home buying experience.- 04/06/2017 - Bought a Condo home in 2017 in Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA
I chose Chris based on the many positive online reviews. We looked at houses for a year and a half before finally closing on one. Despite the long process, he was very patient, and we never felt pressured or rushed. I always felt that he was looking after our best interest. One potentially major problem was found during inspection of our house, but I expressed to Chris that there was probably not much point in asking for any concessions from the seller given the very strong seller's market, especially in our particular area, but he was the one who felt he should be able to negotiate something for us, and sure enough he was able to have the sellers cover some of the closing cost. Also, the whole buying process was very smooth. I went with the Mortgage Company and lawyer he recommended, and they were great too. The whole team was very responsive and everything went very smoothly. I tried to find my own home insurance, but when the avenues I pursued were not working out, I asked for a recommendation, and it was spot on. I highly recommend Chris.- 07/10/2017 - TomoSakai - Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Newton Highlands, Waban, MA.
My husband and I have been very lucky to have found a GREAT Real Estate Agent to help us out in purchasing our first condominium. Chris has been extremely helpful throughout the whole process. His communication skills are superb. He was always there to answer our many questions and made all this process as easy as possible. We highly recommend Chris and his team to anyone who would be purchasing a home. Thank you, Chris, for all your help.- 06/26/2017 - Quincy home owner Bought a Condo home in 2017 in North Quincy, MA.
Chris Kostopoulos is an amazing agent. Last summer, an army of buyers were rushing to purchase every property on the market. We lost two properties despite placing very high offers and working with agents from reputable real estate companies. During the months of ceaseless searching, the prospect of finding and getting a house seemed to move further and further away. Then I found Chris Costopoulos on Zillow and decided to give him a call. From the first conversation, everything made sense. He was professional, a very good listener, thorough, and resolved to help us. A week later, Chris took us to a house that he thought matched our criteria. To our surprise, the house was perfect: exactly what we were looking for in terms of location, size and layout. The price was a bit high, but Chris negotiated and lowered the price. From that point on, everything went smoothly, and we are now have the house of our dreams. Chriss recommendations for the loan agent, inspectors, and, at the end, contractors, were excellent. We are immensely grateful to him for his help and dedicated involvement in the process. I worked with a number of agents in the past, but Chris was by far the best.- 01/27/2017 - katarinamiljkovic - Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in West Roxbury, Boston, MA
Chris has demonstrated keen attention to detail. He gives his honest opinion about the property in question, its benefits and drawbacks. He tries to find as much information about the property as possible and answer our questions. Thanks to him we avoided buying a condo with a lot of financial issues in condo association, which could have meant getting into a lot of trouble.- 10/28/2016 - zuser - Showed home in 2016 in Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02131.
Chris helped my fianc and I purchase our first home. We did not have a deadline nor where we in any hurry to purchase but Chris was able to find us a recently renovated property in Hyde Park at an affordable price and we were able to move in quickly. While my fianc and I did not know much about purchasing a home, Chris helped us get through the difficult process. He offered his knowledge and advice about certain property and did not let us deviate from the things we told him we wanted in the house. He did not waste any time to tell us if a home that we picked out was not really what we wanted. Chris also has a great network of people that he can recommend for other needs throughout the process. All of them were knowledgeable and reliable individuals that made me feel comfortable with the purchase.- 10/19/2016 - Omar McGovern - Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Hyde Park, Boston, MA.
Chris helped my wife and I buy our first home in June 2016. Choosing him as our realtor was one of the best decisions we've made. Chris knows everything there is to know about houses and the real estate market. We were particularly amazed at just how much he could infer about the condition and value of a house with just a quick walk through. And as it can often be difficult to buy in the Boston real estate market, Chris seemed to know exactly what we needed to offer to be competitive in a multiple offer situation. He has a unique insight into the market. Chris is incredibly well connected. He worked very well with our lender Greg Giokas and they set us up with a great team that made our search and closing process smooth and seamless. Chris seems to know someone in every trade and provided valuable recommendations to us before and after our closing. Chris was always flexible to meet with us at odd hours, which was important for two working parents with a toddler. We appreciated the time he spent with us and are happily enjoying our new home.- 0/03/2016 - kacytully - Bought a Single Family home in Milton, MA.
Chris was amazing from beginning, middle, to end. He showed great expertise in his field and was very informative every step of the way. He was never reluctant to answering questions, he was always available himself and sent his professional team to assist if he couldn't make it. Overall, I would certainly recommend Chris with my eyes closed to anyone.- 09/06/2016 - zuser- Bought a Condo home in 2016 in Charlestown, Boston, MA.
I am new to Boston and was looking for a condo as a first time homeowner - FAST. Chris was responsive all the time, and was a wealth of knowledge on all the Boston/Cambridge neighborhoods potential for resale one day, on plant issues of structural foundation stuff, on the vibe of certain of a few places. He helped me find the perfect place for me, and was patient and informative. In such a stressful process, he was almost like a counselor, weighing the pros and cons, getting a good insight into what I wanted, and helping me with mortgage and inspection questions. He also negotiated my offer lower in a smart way I never would've thought, of and saved me some pretty pennnies. Thanks Chris, truly awesome job.- 08/28/2016 - Kieran Rooney - Bought a Condo home in Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA.
My fiancee and I had been renting for several years when we finally decided it was time for us to start looking for a place to buy. Knowing very little about the process we went on Zillow and randomly contacted a realtor. We feel so unbelievably thankful that we chose Chris Kostopoulos. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the home buying process and able to break it down into layman terms. Chris is always available. Hes patient and responsive. When you need him, he is there but at the same time we never felt pressured to buy a property that we were unsure about. Chris worked very hard to find us exactly what we wanted. We were primarily interested in Roslindale and JP, an area with which Chris is extremely familiar. Our new home is in the exact neighborhood that we requested. Chris was able to get us into the condo for a walkthrough before it was listed. With his guidance we negotiated an offer that was well within our budget and before any open houses took place our offer had been accepted. Next Chris continued to hold our hands during the inspection and closing processes. He recommended to us an incredibly thorough inspector, as well as knowledgeable lender and lawyer. My fiancee and I felt so comfortable with the entire team. It can be quite stressful to embark on such a foreign, lengthy and complicated process with complete strangers, however, we always felt like we could trust Chris and the people/ businesses he recommended to us. Since moving into our new home Chris has assisted us in finding people to help us renovate. He continues to be an invaluable resource and we continue to be impressed with his referrals and suggestions. My fiancee and I feel so lucky to have had Chris Kostopoulos as our realtor. We would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. He is simply the best.- 06/08/2016 - kate10 Bought a Condo home in Roslindale, Boston, MA.
Chris has been an absolute pleasure to work with. With this being our first home purchase, he made sure that we fully understood everything from beginning to end. That was extremely important to us, and it illustrates how much time and care that Chris puts into his clients. By making us feel comfortable, it made the process less stressful. I would recommend Chris Kostopoulos to anyone who is interested in buying a home. He always makes sure the needs of his clients are addressed. We could not be happier with our new home.- 07/22/2015 - rob talevi - Bought a Single Family home in West Roxbury, Boston, MA.
Chris helped me to sell my place and to buy another one that I loved even more. Chris is smart, knowledgeable, easy to talk with, insightful, and customer focused. I really felt, through the whole selling and buying process, that he wanted what was best for me. He never pressured me to make any decision and always listened and discussed each step in the process. Prior to my closing, he identified a line item that I should question with the bank; it ended up giving me more money and him less money! I have already referred good friends to Chris and will continue to refer others to him.- 03/29/2015 - jackson linda895 - Bought and sold a home in 2015.
Unlike most brokers I've come into contact with, Chris never once pressured my husband and I to buy. He worked with us, gave great advice and was quick to let us know when something just wasn't worth it. His very careful eye for detail and negotiation skills saved us thousands of dollars off of both the purchase price and towards closing credits. His expertise very much helped us navigate the difficult waters of Boston real estate, and we feel very lucky we had the opportunity to work with Chris. Should we ever decide to sell or purchase again, I already know that we'll be giving him a call. Chris also has an excellent reputation with real estate attorneys, lenders, others in the field. His reputation appears to be well deserved.- 03/28/2016 - ameliahill - Bought and sold a Condo home in Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA.
I had the pleasure to have Chris as my broker and I was really impressed by his knowledge about the area and the right homes to buy. He was always very responsive and provided informative consultation, explaining the process of buying a property. He helped me to negotiate the price and I paid much less then I expected. He is very patient, it took me a year to find the right home and Chris did not put any pressure on me and was always ready to help to make the right decision.- 01/06/2016 - rn orlova - Bought a home in West Roxbury, Boston, MA 02132.
We found Chris on Zillow. As first time home buyers we were anxious about the process but he was able to to explain everything to us clearly and walk us through the process from beginning to end. Chris was able to help us narrow down our search and negotiate the price of our home with the sellers. He also a great resource and helped connect us with a great real estate attorney and home inspection company. I would highly recommend Chris to friends & family looking to buy or sell a home.- 11/24/2015 - user9 - Bought a home in 2015.
We decided to work with Chris for two reasons. First, he was immediately interested in our priorities. Second he spent most of our meeting going over his ethical obligations and practices, with many specific examples. He didn't over promise or exaggerate. He was very knowledgeable about property in West Roxbury, and was generally already familiar with properties that had been on the market a couple weeks. Chris was willing to go through the motions of making an offer with us our first week, even though he we didn't have a pre-approval and he predicted we'd be significantly outbid. His instinct was right, but when the top bid fell through, Chris worked quickly with us to resubmit our offer on a tight deadline. We now have a home we love at a price we were happy to pay. We ended up closing 35 days after our offer was accepted, and Chris guided us well through the process. He was happy to recommend a bunch of his Associates to provide the other services we needed. He didn't push his recommendations on us. We did comparison shop for a lawyer and a mortgage broker, but his guys had the best prices and did a good job. All in all, we were very happy with Chris, and if we ever have to move again he will be the first guy we call.- 08/03/2015 - mike p carr - Bought a Single Family home in West Roxbury, Boston, MA.
When Chris talked my wife OUT of acquiring her dream place, I was stunned. We had been hounding him for the longest time, and thought he would just want to get rid of us by then. But, as it turns out, he was right: a cracked foundation would not have been a good idea. This showed that Chris was knowledgeable, and cared to find the right home for us. Chris was tremendously responsive. We were actually reluctant to go with him at first, but we stayed after his informative consultation, explaining everything. He really won us over during the whole process- there was no pressure and he was very knowledgeable about locations, etc. Whether we were rushing or taking way too long with certain aspects of the process, he went at our pace. Chris always asked the right questions to help guide us, since there were times we didnt even know what we were looking for. In the end Chris helped us negotiate, while providing much needed practical and moral support. He provided some good referrals, when needed. I was glad he was on our side.- 0/07/2015 - zuser - Bought a Condo home in Brookline, MA.
My husband and I were first time homebuyers, and cannot recommend Chris highly enough. He explained the entire process of home buying upfront, and walked us through the accompanying forms, so that we knew exactly what information and timelines to expect. When we were ready to make an offer on a place, Chris handled the negotiations with the selling agent and got us a better deal than we'd expected. He was always realistic with us about our options throughout the process, and never applied any pressure. He has an extensive network of professionals in the Boston area which you can tap into from knowing Chris, lawyers, inspectors, contractors, whatever you need. But the best part about Chris was how engaged and responsive he was. He typically responds to emails and texts within the hour. He shows up to every appointment, even crawling around with the inspector to ask questions which he can use later to negotiate your home price lower. He makes you feel like you are his only and most important client.- 05/29/2014 - zuser - Bought a Condo home in Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA.
Chris was great to work with. He made our process seamless. We were very pleased with the outcome of our sale. He is extremely dedicated and follows through. You will have all your questions answered.- 07/13/2015 - samanthaj11 - Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Tewksbury, MA
We thoroughly enjoyed working with Chris. He took the time to get to know my wife and I, and helped us find a home that was perfect for us. We were first time home buyers and Chris walked us through the entire process. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable, but he was very accommodating with his time and worked around our hectic schedules. Chris helped us find the perfect home and made buying it easy. He helped us negotiate a great price, bringing us in under budget. He also has an excellent network and introduced us to a top notch home inspector. And when there were issues with the home inspection, Chris worked was on top of everything with the seller and the attorney. I recommend Chris to my friends. If you have the chance to work with him, you shouldnt think twice.- 06/16/2015 - rick vanaria - Bought a Single Family home in Needham, MA.
Chris was an expert from start to finish. Great for first time buyers. Really cares about finding the right home, explains the entire process and answers any questions, simple or complex. He has great contacts in the industry from start to finish. He knows when and how to negotiate at all steps in the home buying process. Could not recommend him more.- 05/14/2015 - zuser - Bought a Condo home in Roslindale, Boston, MA.
I cannot recommend Chris highly enough. With his help and great negotiation skills, we got a great condo in our price range, even though there were 11 bids. Then, he was so responsive as he helped us through the closing process. He really went out of his way for us. He was there any time we needed him with questions, and did all kinds of little extra things for us that turned out to be so valuable. He also knows the market and has a ton of great recommendations and advice. Go with Chris, he is great.- 03/18/2015 - zuser - Bought a Condo home in Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA.
Working with Chris was an absolute pleasure. He had the knowledge and the expertise needed to get us into a fantastic condo, giving us advice and working on our behalf every step of the way. We are absolutely going to be referring everyone we know to Chris directly, and we also hope to work with him again in the future, if we have the opportunity.- 11/16/2014 - zuser - Bought a home in Mack Park, Salem, MA 01970.
He did a great job explaining the process and asked a lot of questions in our first meeting to get a really good idea of what we wanted. And he did not show us properties that did not meet our criteria, which is great. No one wants to waste their time looking at properties that do not fit what you're looking for. We looked at a LOT of properties, and I felt like we were taking a long time and being really picky, but Chris never pressured us to make an offer on something that we weren't sure about and he always responded to our calls or texts immediately. I also felt like Chris did a great job negotiating and dealing with the other party during the offer process. Overall, I would say he is very knowledgeable, easy going, attentive and I would easily work with him again.- 11/01/2014 - mdragoumanos - Bought a Single Family home in East Side, Wakefield, MA.
Ive had the pleasure of working with Chris Kostopoulos on numerous occasions, for my personal residences as well as for development and investments. I have used him as both a buying agent and selling agent. I have found him to be very honest and professional. I will continue to use him in my future real estate endeavors. For years I have been recommending Chris to my family and friends. Most have used him and have been very satisfied. The few who did not, have ended up calling me to ask Chris for his professional advice regarding the deal they were in the middle of. Chris, without any chance of compensation, has volunteered his services to the people that did not hire him because he wants to help people. This is something that puts Chris above and beyond any other broker.It is important to note that Chris is a homeowner himself, with a young family, who is deeply involved with our community. He is always willing to volunteer and donate to charitable causes in our area. Again, something that separates Chris from the rest. Buying and selling a home is usually a once in a life time event for most people, but not me. And because of that, I've seen other brokers take advantage of a customers naivety. Chris will serve you like you are his family. He has picked up the ball for me on many occasions and made sure my sale or purchase went through when I had too many things going on to focus on the deal at hand. He even got me a closing attorney who was extremely helpful and has recommended some fantastic mortgage brokers. It's always one stop shopping with him because he has such a great network of professionals around him! I will continue to use and recommend Chris to everyone.- 10/23/2014 - jtc617 - Bought a home in 2014.
Chris is GREAT. It is nice to feel like a realtor is actually working for me instead of just waiting to collect a commission. Chris is knowledgeable about the area and either knew the answers to my every question or knew the right person to call to get the answers immediately. He has connections everywhere and is willing to help before, during, and after the buying process. I would, and already have, recommended him to friends and family and will work with him again in the future to buy or sell.- 10/14/2014 - user- Bought a Single Family home in West Roxbury, Boston, MA.
Chris was great. My wife and I went to him after finding a house that we were looking to buy. He helped us make an informed offer and after a little negotiating we were able to buy our home for under the asking price. More valuable to us, though, was that he was then able to sell our existing home within 6 days of listing, for over asking. He walked us through our home and made suggestions on minor redecorating changes in order to show our home in the best possible manner. Chris responsiveness was great and his knowledge about what current buyers are looking for was hugely valuable.- 10/14/2014 - john p foley - Sold a Single Family home in Arlington, MA.
I had a condo in an association that was mostly rental units, and required special financing for the buyer. Chris was very proactive and lined up a lender who could help out my buyer. He helped me get top dollar too, by bringing in an excellent stager and photographer, and I managed to get my condo under agreement just a few days after listing. He also quite helpful with the purchase of a single family which literally closed the same day as my sale. I almost waived my right to an inspection, but Chris convinced me to do one and recommended a great inspector, who found a few issues that Chris was able to use to negotiate a much lower price. With Chris, I feel like I didn't only get a realtor but a whole team of real estate professionals.- 07/20/2014 - mdiangelisjr - Bought and sold a home in 2014.
As first time home buyers in the competitive Boston area Real Estate market, my fianc and I were lucky to have Chris working as our buyers agent. Though we started the home buying process with a healthy level of caution towards real estate agents, Chris quickly earned our trust. He did his best to ensure that we had all the information we needed to make informed decisions, while being very careful not to push any opinions onto us, unless we specifically asked for them. With Chris, we never felt like we were being pushed through the buying process. In fact, on multiple occasions, it was he who kept us from making hasty decisions by pointing out drawbacks on properties that we had not noticed or considered. It was valuable to have him visit homes with us. With a knack for home improvement, he knows what to look for and educated us on how to look and judge value for ourselves. Though he is the next best thing to a professional home inspector, he always advocates that his buyers play it safe and get third-party home inspections, despite the growing trend to waive them in this competitive market.Chris maintains a large network of contacts that can be useful to his clients during and after the home buying process, including lenders, lawyers, and various home improvement professionals, some of which are former clients. Again, its worth emphasizing that his contacts are never pushed on you as a client, but we were very pleased with the contacts of his that we ended up using. Chris is very genuine and personable, and hes in Real Estate for the long haul. He wants his clients to be happy enough with the buying process that they recommend him for years to come, and we are happy to do so.- 07/06/2014 - ryan termeulen - Bought a Condo home in Watertown, MA.
My fianc and I were first time buyers and recently bought a single family house in Northwest of Boston. Chris was our Agent. Before signing up with a realtor, we wanted to have a better understanding of the market and did our research on local realtors. We had received a reference for Chris through a friend of a friend. We met with Chris in his office to discuss our situation and talk about our options. Chris was very informative of the process and was truly was interested in our goals. Chris is very down to earth and personable. We felt very comfortable with his experience and knowledge of the market, process and industry. During the whole process, Chris was extremely flexible and accessible. Halfway through the process, our goals and interests had shifted to another market. Chris was responsive and adapted our needs. Chris was always willing to give his honest opinion and looking out for our best interests. If there is one thing that you should know about buying a house is that searching is only half the battle. Once we found our house there was still a lot more work to be done. This was unfamiliar territory us and very stressful, but Chris really excelled in the process of actually purchasing the house. Chris was great at negotiating with the sellers and making sure we were getting good value in this market. Chris worked well in coordinating all of the paper work with our mortgage company, the attorneys and the sellers. Chris is very passionate about his job and the profession. We were very happy with the way things turned out and would highly recommend Chris as a realtor.- 04/29/2014 - doonom - Bought a Single Family home in Reading, MA.
Chris was a pleasure to work with. He was very knowledgeable about the ins and outs of being a homeowner and was helpful with his ability to point out flaws or advantages of each property, from appliances to the build and cosmetics. As a first time buyer who knew little about the whole process, he put me at ease. He was patient, but also eager enough to help me choose what was most ideal for me. The whole process went as smoothly as I could have asked for. Chris was quick to suggest anyone I needed, including an inspector and insurance agent. I trusted his opinions completely and would highly recommend his services to anyone.- 04/07/2014 - lancast26 - Bought a home in 2014
Chris is a great guy. He is professional and very charismatic and more over very knowledgeable about the local area. We took a LONG time to make a decision and he was very patient with us during the whole process. Once we closed on the house, he was able to help us get us in touch with some of his local contractors to get some work done with reasonable prices. He is very involved thru the entire process and will work with you until you find the right fit for yourself. I have since recommended his services to friends and family, and will be happy to work with him again in the near future for investment properties. I give him 5 STARS.- 04/02/2014 - Sharad chand Bought a Single Family home in Newton Upper Falls, Newton, MA.
As a first time home buyer, my fianc and I had very little knowledge about the home buying process. We had no clue where to start so ended up asking our bank lender who recommended Chris Kostopoulos, a realtor he had used himself when purchasing homes in the past. Chris contacted us quickly and arranged for us to meet. He spent time listening to us, helping us figure out our non negotiables, and explaining the process to us, including re-explaining the parts that I had trouble understanding). My fianc and I knew pretty much immediately that Chris was our guy.Due in part to the market low inventory, and in part to our obsessive need to see all our options, my fianc and I looked at close to 40 homes in about 6 weeks time. Mostly with Chris, but some open houses as well. Chris was able to help us assess the basic integrity of each home, as well as determine what work would need to be done. Having this input was particularly invaluable since we were looking at lower-end starter homes that would meet our modest budget.When it came time to put an offer on what is now our new home, Chris moved quickly and strategically while being able to negotiate a lower price for us (even though we all thought the asking price was very reasonable). We so highly valued Chris opinion and trusted him that whenever we needed to bring in someone else (lawyer, inspector, etc) we asked him for and took his recommendation, and we were always very pleased with the outcome.Our experience with Chris was wonderful! Not only is he great at his job, he is reliable, responsive and a joy to be around. We highly recommend Chris, and would no doubt use him again the next time around.- 03/30/2014 - user - Bought a home in 2014.
For the past 8 years, my partner and I had been talking about buying our first house, but we never knew where to start. Buyers agents, sellers agents, preapprovals, inspections, the list of things we needed to think about was overwhelming, especially when all we wanted to do was find the perfect first home for ourselves. I started by viewing a few houses on my own, but it always seemed like the agents were trying to talk me into buying the house with or without listening to any of my questions. Just when it seemed like we could not trust anyone, we met Chris and everything changed. We started with a meeting at a local coffee shop during which we discussed openly and candidly what we were looking for in a home. Chris patiently listened and asked the perfect clarifying questions. For first time home buyers, it finally felt like someone was on our side. Chris was inexhaustible when it came to showing us properties. At one point, I even remember him getting a bee sting on the ear at the start of our day and he continued through to show us all the properties he selected that day only to have us still say not yet. He must have happily shown us 20 options before we finally found the one we could not walk away from. Once we finally picked the home, Chris could not have been more helpful. He was instrumental in helping us find a mortgage company, inspectors, and arranging the best possible deal we could get on the house, including a deal for some of the furniture in the house too. I highly recommend Chris to anyone out there looking for a new home. He is a consummate professional, dedicated to staying informed in his field, and has the best skills and connections to get your deal done quickly and smoothly.- 02/24/2014 - user - Bought a Single Family home in Taunton, MA.
We purchased a multifamily investment property and it was a complicated process. It involved the removal of an oil tank and various other obstacles. Chris was instrumental in guiding us through these complications and protecting our interests. He is an amazing realtor and will always go above and beyond the line of duty for his client.- 02/24/2014 - fotisgiokas - Bought a Multi Family home in Medford, MA.