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- Stoughton, MASingle Family HomeBuyer$465,00007/30/2021
- Westwood, MACondominiumBuyer$465,00003/18/2021
- Brookline, MACondominiumBuyer$615,00011/18/2019
- Norwood, MASingle Family HomeBuyer$475,00011/07/2019
- Boston, MASingle Family HomeBuyer$380,00009/05/2019
- Boston, MACondominiumBuyer$550,00008/07/2018
- Norwood, MASingle Family HomeBuyer$335,00007/23/2018Chris helped a buyer purchase this property for 16% under asking price
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There so many good things I can say about Chris as a real estate agent.I have bought and sold with Chris on multiple occasions and many different markets. Back in 08 I had bought a land to build a home for my family. he was very helpful having worked with developers that he was able to navigate the complicated zoning process and also recommend many contractors.A few years later I had to sell that home and had contracted Chris again. This was in a bit of a distressed market and he had done a terrific job of advising us on staging and he had a professional photographer. We got an excellent buyer with awesome terms in a short amount of time. A couple of years later needing to get in to a home again I contacted Chris and he helped me negotiate a great deal on a condo. I can't say enough good things about Chris' professionalism and dedication to his work, I highly recommend him,- 5.0 star rating 2/24/2015 - Elias R. West Roxbury, 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's terms. Chris is always available. He's patient and responsive. When you need him, he's 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/ 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 Chris's 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's simply the best!- 5.0 star rating 6/7/2016 - Cara O. Boston, 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. Chris's 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.- 5.0 star rating 1/26/2017 - Katarina M. Boston, 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!- 5.0 star rating 12/8/2017 - Mo A. Framingham, MA
I went through the process of buying my first home with Chris. I wanted a multi-family home in the Greater Boston area and immediately when starting to work with Chris I felt like I made the right realtor selection. He arranged a meeting to discuss the whole home buying process from beginning to end including the other persons involved, which can be confusing/overwhelming! Chris demonstrated a lot of knowledge about the market, the area, and about the conditions of the houses that we visited together. I always felt comfortable asking Chris questions and he always provided helpful responses. He certainly goes at your pace and gets things done when action is required. Chris is successful in negotiation discussions and keeps the weight off of your shoulders. Highly recommended professional!- 5.0 star rating 1/8/2018 - Clint C. Maynard, MA
Chris was terrific. Best attributes were that he answered the phone every time I called - was always available and responsive. We wanted to move fast and he was able to do so without a hitch.Also:Great marketing planGood at prepping the house for saleGood negotiatorKnowledge about houses and what is good and what may need workKnowledge about the areaInformative consultation explaining the processAsking in-depth questions to find out what you're looking for and hoping to accomplishNot high-pressureKnowledgeable about the processHand-holding when necessaryGood referrals when needed- 5.0 star rating 2/6/2018 - Mike R. Cambridge, MA
Chris is an amazing realtor. He goes above and beyond to ensure his client's needs are met. Chris is extremely knowledgable, and I'm fortunate to have had him educate me not only about the home buying process, but also about what to look for when buying your home. Without a doubt, Chris has found a life long client in me. There's no one else I'd consider working with on my next purchase or sale.- 5.0 star rating 2/11/2018 - Jared L. Brookline, MA
Chris was so great! 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. Thank you so much Chris!- 5.0 star rating 6/13/2018 - Madeleine G. San Francisco, CA
I worked with Chris to sell my condominium and to find my next purchase. He was there for me every step of the way providing support and encouragement - well beyond the call. He also referred me to trusted members of his extended team who helped with the mortgage process and the legal side of the sale/purchase. But Chris was always my primary point of contact and available to handle all the inevitable challenges that pop up during these transactions. I am forever grateful to Chris for his guidance and support and would recommend him to anyone thinking of selling and/or buying a home. He is an outstanding broker with great attention to detail.- 5.0 star rating 7/5/2018 - Debra B. Chestnut Hill, MA
After having worked with Chris on the purchase of my family's first investment property, I will look no more for another broker. He provided us with all the necessary resources and knowledge one in his field could ever provide. During our journey, we met other industry leaders that held high opinions of Chris. He was kind, diligent, and extremely patient when it came to meeting our needs. His attention to detail walking through every property was impressive and his anecdotes put many things into perspective for me as a first-time buyer. Chris was available day and night and in constant communication if something came up. He helped streamline every step during the process to ensure that we met our personal deadlines. He surrounds himself with a strong network of individuals that were also wonderful to work with. I cannot stress enough how painless this experience was and I strongly believe it was due to Chris' passion for what he does and those he tries to help along the way. Also, his comic relief and jovial spirit are an added bonus!!- 5.0 star rating 3/9/2019 - A J P. Weymouth, MA
Chris Kostopoulos is amazing Realtor. Communication was very important to me due to the fact that I was living in Florida during the process of selling my condo in Boston. He recommended an excellent attorney to represent me for the closing process. He is very Helpful, Honest, and Trustworthy! I would recommend him highly.- 5.0 star rating 3/14/2019 - Doris W. Palm Coast, FL
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!- 5.0 star rating 2/24/2019 - Kim M. 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!- 5.0 star rating 8/19/2018 - Elenie B. Manhattan, New York, NY
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 100% recommend Chris and Ali to anybody and everybody who is looking to buy and/or sell a home in the Boston area!- 5.0 star rating 6/18/2018 - Joanna C. Portland, ME
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.- 5.0 star rating 3/14/2018 - Ann L. Newburyport, 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 knowledgable 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!- 5.0 star rating 12/10/2017 - Vee N. CHESTNUT HILL, MA
As good as it gets. Yes. Chris is the kind of person you want to sell your house. He does not over promise - he is very low key and a strategic thinker when it comes to important negotiation. It was a pleasure to pay him! I felt like he had my back every step of the way and there were some difficult moments. I had put my house on the market 2 years earlier and had such a bad experience that I decided to stay. So I was skeptical to begin with but he is so steady and such a hard worker. He goes above and beyond in many ways. He sent an interior designer to my house to help with staging at no cost to me. He thinks about the big picture. But the shining moment came after the close. He left me a remarkable gift...he had consigned an artist to do a portrait of my house. This painting was so sweet and surprising. I love it and it closed the entire experience with such a great feeling. In the end I had 4 offers the first weekend the house went on the market. Chris and the dream team that included Nik Ligris - the real estate lawyer - are simply the best.- 5.0 star rating 10/6/2016 - Marcy R. Newton, MA
Chris came highly recommended through a few friends of mine, and, after buying a house with him, I couldn't agree more with their high praise! As a first-time home-buyer, I was a bit overwhelmed in the beginning, but Chris helped me navigate the whole process. I was particularly impressed by the number of flaws and problems he would point out in the places we went - it helped me feel incredibly informed and ensured me that he wasn't just pushing to make a sale, but really cared about getting me into a quality home that fit my needs. Chris was incredible in terms of negotiation - he definitely knows how to play hardball on behalf of his clients. I was surprised (and continue to be surprised) by the price I paid for my house! We negotiated the price down significantly from the asking price - way more than I think I would've been able to do on my own. We ran into a snag in closing due to an oversight on the part of the seller/seller's lawyer, and Chris (and the lawyer he recommended to me, Nik Ligris) really went to bat for me. We ended up finding a solution for the work the buyer should've done (but didn't do) to the house, which brought down my purchase price significantly. I felt supported and "in good hands" throughout the process - I recommend Chris highly to all my friends who are looking to buy in the Boston area!- 5.0 star rating 7/6/2016 - Allison M. Warren, NJ
I often have to work with brokers for my job, and I was not too excited about working with one when my husband and I started to look for a home. However, we just weren't finding what we wanted on our own. Chris came highly recommended and rightfully so -- we found our dream condo through him and he skillfully negotiated down both the purchase price AND helped us get additional credits towards closing costs (very much appreciated for us first time home buyers). Working with him was probably one of the best decisions we made -- he saved us thousands of dollars through skillful negotiating and a careful eye for detail during the home inspection process. He never once pressured us to buy, went at our own pace, and urged us to very carefully consider our options. In my experience, most brokers are too quick to pressure a sale, but not Chris. He really is excellent and I think his qualities are unique among most Massachusetts brokers. He is also extremely knowledgeable about the home buying process and really understood what needed to be done. I feel that we were very lucky to have worked with Chris; would highly recommend!- 5.0 star rating 3/28/2016 - A. H. Boston, MA
Anyone looking to buy property knows (or gets to know) how stressful it could be. When I started looking for places online, Chris' name popped up, along with many others. He was the only agent who took the time to meet and explain the process of buying a home, as well as understanding what my wants and needs were. He's also very honest and is looking out for you 100% of the time. When it came down to putting an offer on the place I really wanted, I followed Chris' advice, and because I did, I am now a home owner. The whole process was not easy, and I really owe it mostly to him as well as an amazing/trustworthy team for working so hard. Chris is always there to answer any question you have, and believe me, I had a lot of questions. Chris is very reliable, friendly and professional and I would highly recommend him to any of my friends/family. When it comes time to sell in the future, I'll be looking forward to working with him again.- 5.0 star rating - 1/28/2016 - Thomas P. Boston, MA
Chris was fantastic! My husband and I were first time homebuyers, and Chris explained the whole process to us and answered all of our questions. He was a great negotiator and helped us snag a great place in JP.- 5.0 star rating 9/28/2015 - Aimee M. Boston, MA
Chris was our agent for selling our house and also for purchasing a condominium in the same time frame. He helped us immensely in navigating both processes, and his advice proved invaluable throughout.On the buying side, he quickly understood our needs and didn't waste our time showing properties that clearly didn't meet them. He also didn't hesitate to advise us that a particular property was overpriced. And when we finally found a place that we really liked, his strategy of providing an escalation clause in our bid helped us win the multi-offer bidding process.On the selling side, his advice was spot-on. He helped us 'stage' our house to show it in the best possible light. He helped us assign a realistic price. He helped us review the multiple offers and advised us on the strengths and weaknesses of each and on how to choose the best offer - which ended up not being the one with the highest dollar figure.He was responsive to our timing needs and extremely available throughout both the buying and selling processes. His recommendations of a lawyer and a mortgage broker were excellent, and those professionals also proved very responsive.In short, he is an honest, highly knowledgeable broker, and a professional in every sense of the word. Someone you want on your side whether you a buying, selling, or both. He has our highest recommendation.- 5.0 star rating 5/19/2015 - J B. Boston, MA
My wife and I recently purchased a home in West Roxbury, and we were privileged to have Chris as our buyer's agent. We will happily recommend him to any of our friends and colleagues if they start looking for a home. Prior to meeting Chris we culled five prospective buyer's agents using reviews on Yelp and other sites. Of the five, Chris was the quickest to respond and make time to meet us. Chris went out of his way to make our meeting the next day (a Sunday!) convenient for us. In fact, Chris putting our convenience and timeline first continued throughout our relationship. During our first meeting Chris clearly explained the process of buying a home in MA, and his role as our buyer's agent. Chris asked many specific questions about what we needed and wanted in a home, and what didn't matter to us. When we told Chris that we were interviewing other agents he was a consummate professional (which was not true for all the Realtors with whom we spoke). All Chris needed was the first meeting to win us over, though. Chris even took us to see two houses the first day we met despite us not having committed to make him our buyer's agent beforehand. When viewing houses with Chris, get his opinion on the condition of the house and what work would need to be done. With his wealth of experience he can spot many cosmetic touch-ups that cover what will become costly problems down the road. For example, he spotted a roof that had been recently re-shingled with non-architectural grade shingles over two other layers of shingles. Chris patiently answered our questions about the Boston neighborhoods we were considering. This helped us decide between looking at higher risk/reward houses in a part of Boston that may be developed versus houses in an established neighborhood.Using the information from our first interview, Chris compiled an automated MLS search that e-mailed (around 5:00am) us houses coming on the market that fit what we were looking for in a home. When we wanted to view a house, we would get in touch with Chris first thing in the morning. Chris always responded quickly (usually booking us a showing within 30 minutes of us contacting him), and with the soonest showing time and date that fit our schedules. When we made an offer, Chris gave us detailed advice on making a strong offer while protecting us against overpaying. This was especially valuable for us as the Boston housing market is the opposite of what we had experienced in OH. Additionally, Chris recommended a great housing inspector and real estate attorney.Come closing, Chris negotiated moving the closing date earlier to make our move less hectic and help us get started on renovations before we moved in. Family medical trouble kept us from attending the closing and doing the final walk-though, but Chris took care of both of these for us. He did the final walk-through and sent us both video of the house, as well as a brief written summary. Chris is a genuine, knowledgeable buyer's agent who will work tirelessly for you. If you are looking to buy a house, Chris has my highest recommendation. He did so many wonderful things for us I couldn't put them all in this review!- 5.0 star rating - 5/15/2015 - Alex B. Jamaica Plain, MA
A few years ago I wrote a review for my realtor Shira Steinberg, who continues to be great. Shira is now with Keller Williams and through her referral I was lucky enough to also work with Chris Kostopoulos. Literally this week, Shira helped me sell the Cambridge condo which she had helped me buy 8 years ago and Chris helped me (and my wife) buy an amazing house in Roslindale.Since I have already gushed about Shira this review will focus on Chris. Chris was a dream to work with - he is very knowledgeable, especially of the Roslindale, West Roxbury, Brookline and Natick areas. He also knows a lot about home construction and will point out for example if a roof was not shingled correctly. Further, he is extremely responsive to questions and very patient. Obviously I am biased because Chris got us an amazing deal on our dream house and like everything there is always some luck involved but Chris was the one who got us to see the listing, he picked the right offer price and ensured that the deal was closed. One of my favorite things about Chris is that he never seems stressed- that helped keep me calm through the process. Also, Chris has many connections with realtors and contractors etc so he is a valuable resource in addition to just being awesome.I really can't say enough good things about Chris. Do yourself a favor, if you are thinking of buying or selling contact Chris or Shira. Several of my friends have also used one or both of them with great success.- 3/19/2014 - Nicole P. Cambridge, MA
We had the pleasure of working with Chris for the purchase of our new home, plus he helped us sell our previous home. His best quality is the open line of communication so we were never left in the dark and knew what was going on each step of the way.His is very resourceful, not only in the buying and selling, but where to go for mortgages and lawyers and because it was new construction, he helped us on how to make decisions about lighting and etc. In addition, he provided excellent advice, punctuality, service and follow through. I highly recommend Chris for all your real estate needs!!- 5.0 star rating - 4/4/2013 - Maria K. Hyde Park, 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, His 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 his 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 humored, Chris handled every challenge with equanimity and superb professionalism, providing balanced opinions, referrals, recommendations and some very fast footwork when it was most needed. I am very happy with my beautiful home in Jamaica Plain, and unreservedly recommend Chris as an amazingly competent, professional and resourceful buyer agent.- Dr Julia Ravell (Australia/Jamaica Plain) 1/24/2012 - Bought a Apartment home in 2012 in Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA.
We had the pleasure of working with Chris for the purchase of our new home, plus he helped us sell our previous home. His best quality is the open line of communication so we were never left in the dark and knew what was going on each step of the way. He is very resourceful, not only in the buying and selling, but where to go for mortgages and lawyers etc. Because it was new construction, he helped us on how to make decisions about lighting and final decisions. In addition, he provided excellent advice, punctuality, service and follow through. I highly recommend Chris for all your real estate needs.- 04/04/2013 - user - Bought a home in South Attleboro, MA 02703.
I am writing, with the greatest confidence, to recommend Chris Kostopoulos as a realtor. Chris recently helped me and my husband purchase our first home. Buying a home for the first time is exciting yet stressful, and Chris made the entire process both pleasurable and a valuable learning experience. Before we actively searched for homes, Chris ensured that both my husband and I understood what the entire process of purchasing a house entailed,so there were no surprises and we felt comfortable throughout. Chris personally made suggestions for homes, rather than just send automatic emails, a gesture that helped us connect on a personal level and also spoke to his patience and dedication in helping us find the perfect home. We never felt rushed or pressured. Chris was knowledgeable about all aspects of houses, including, but not limited to, finish quality, age, and condition of utilities. He was also able to tell us the pros and cons of every home and what we could realistically expect in the future. Once we found the home we wanted, Chris was there every step of the way to facilitate the process. Chris handled and monitored all transaction details, negotiated our purchase price, and connected us with a rich network of professionals. Importantly, his availability throughout was impressive. He worked around our schedules, returned missed calls or emails promptly, and was physically present for all important meetings. In sum, Chris Kostopoulos is hard working, highly experienced, and a trustworthy realtor, and unequaled in business professionalism and sociability.- 04/09/2013 - user - Bought and sold a Single Family home in Norwood, MA.
Chis helped us a lot in finding that 'dream' house. He was able to find exactly what we were looking for and knows if a property was not for us.He explained the whole process of buying a home very well which made it a lot easier for us, since it was our first time buying a house. Communication is key as well and it was very easy to call, email or even text him, even in the late hours. Very helpful and very, very patient and was clearly working in our interest.We highly recommend Chris if you are looking to buy or sell a house, very professional.- 04/17/2013 - user - Bought a Single Family home in Quincy, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.