A. BartonJo-Ann was a pleasure to work with. As the mother of a small child, I did not have a lot of time or energy to sell our condo. Jo-Ann made the process effortless for us- before I knew it, she had taken spectacular photos for a brochure, and had open houses arranged. She pays close attention to every detail, and is kind, warm, and one of the most organized people i know. We will most definitely work with Jo-Ann again in the future. Our condo sold for over asking at the 2nd open house, and I am so impressed by how easy she made the entire process for our family. I highly recommend her!
H. ConsentinoJo-Ann is the best realtor we’ve ever work with. She’s sensitive to the needs of her clients, assiduous, meticulous, and immensely good-natured. With us, she went many extra miles. She made the search, which could have been stressful, an adventure. We love her!
M. GilliganJo-Ann is super responsive, highly professional and very thoughtful in achieving the optimal value for your property in a timely fashion! I highly recommend Jo-Ann as an excellent real estate partner.”
H. ChenWe have had the pleasure of working with Jo-Ann twice now – once for the purchase of my condo and again for its sale. If I weren’t moving away from the area, I would absolutely seek out Jo-Ann again for future home purchases! She is diligent, resourceful, understanding, accommodating, kind, personable, and truly is one of, if not, the best real estate agent in the area!
J and S HansonJo-Ann was so helpful with staging and setting up the open houses. I was so overwhelmed with a baby and having to get everything ready. She was available and played a very important role in the whol process. We couldn’t have pictured it better!
K. MunroeWe worked with Jo-Ann Leinwand for over six months as she helped us find and purchase the perfect condo for us, and it was a joy every step of the way. Jo-Ann is reliable, thoughtful, trustworthy, and wonderfully pleasant (even after hours and hours of viewing more than a dozen properties in a single weekend!). She carefully considers the client’s needs, makes herself available within the client’s schedule, and provides sound and solid advice—but never in a way that is pushy or self-serving. We felt entirely confident all along that she was truly looking out for us, giving us all the best that could be hoped for in an agent, one who strives to find for clients what they want, need, and can afford—and really the best of what’s available that meets these essential criteria. I couldn’t more highly recommend Jo-Ann to anyone seeking to purchase property in the Boston area.
A. Kern“Jo-Ann is the BEST realtor in the world! My wife and I hired her to sell our home in Cambridge, MA during the darkest days of the great real estate bust and recession of early 2009. Not only did Jo-Ann go above and beyond the call of duty—calling in favors of her friends in the real estate business for expert advice about staging, helping us to remodel at low cost, even coming over at a moment’s notice on evenings and weekends to help with minor details—but she was able to get nearly 100 people to walk through our place and have competing bids within a few days of putting our place on the market! We had interviewed other competent realtors, but felt that Jo-Ann’s combination of low-key personality with deep expert knowledge (she priced our place just right!) and complete honesty was perfect for us. In the end, we were more satisfied than we had dreamed! We would recommend Jo-Ann most highly indeed!
J. BianaclanaWhen I moved from Cincinnati, OH to Cambridge, MA, Jo-Ann was incredibly helpful. She listened to specifications of the sort of place I wanted and did not waste my time with other properties. Her exceptional knowledge of the market and the process saved a lot of time and energy. She met my schedule, which helped enormously and was always punctual, professional, and friendly. She is extremely easy to work with.”
D. BairdIt was my great pleasure to work with Jo-Ann Leinwand in the sale of two homes… She is a very dedicated and extremely thorough real estate agent who worked tirelessly in the sale of both of my homes. Her knowledge of the field of real estate was impressive as she made valuable comparisons to other homes in the area, allowing me to come up with a realistic selling price for my homes. This allowed me to sell both of my homes quickly; without sacrificing my asking price. She has a very analytical eye, and was able to look at my homes and make suggestions regarding the presentation to ensure the homes were pleasing to the eye of potential buyers. She does intense research when she lists a home, and she has enormous creativity which shows itself in her listing documents. She is the ultimate professional, presenting herself with class and grace in all that she does. I feel extremely fortunate to have had Ms. Leinwand as my real estate broker, and would highly recommend her services.
M. Andrus“I met Jo-Ann as I was searching for my perfect home in Boston. She understood and appreciated exactly the kind of place I was seeking. She never pressured me or attempted to show me places I had no interest in seeing (I have had that experience in the past). She went above and beyond the call of duty by doing extra market research and presenting me with information that is not readily available. And best of all, she is a pleasure to work with! She comes highly recommended in my book!!”
M. ThebergeMy wife and I were extremely pleased with Jo-Ann. We closed on our first home in June 2008, Jo-Ann assisted in all the aspects of the “buy-side” transaction along-side us, from: home searching, open house(s), negotiations, the inspection process and closing. She was readily available via phone and e-mail at anytime to answer or research any questions we had. Being our first time, we valued her experience and guidance through the entire process and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her as a Realtor”
D. SuvorovMy wife and I were very happy to have Jo-Ann as our agent. This was our first real estate purchase and we did a very quick transaction — about three weeks from offer to closing. Even more impressive, this timeline was accomplished in the midst of a credit crunch in the Spring of 2009. Jo-Ann was instrumental in assembling the right team of professionals and coordinating the whole process from start to finish. She was easily accessible, understanding of our concerns and very helpful with our questions, including after the completion of the transaction. We would highly recommend Jo-Ann to others looking to buy real estate in Boston.”
M. Oberman“From the moment my wife and I stepped off the plane from California, Jo-Ann had already mapped out all of the properties we wanted view—and was not only patient enough to show us each home, but dedicated an entire day of her time to do so. Her knowledge of Metro Boston/Newton area was key in helping us make a wise property investment. We have worked with several real estate agents over the years, but Jo-Ann is by far the best agent we have used, we would highly recommend her.”
S. GaskinI would like to write a recommendation for Jo-Ann Leinwand. She sold my condo in the Back Bay quickly! Jo-Ann went beyond what a realtor is required to do. She puts 200% plus into her work. To her selling a home goes beyond just putting it on the market. She first comes in and helps stage the house. She takes her time and works with you. If you need something extra when she is in the stagging process, she will bring it in. Her marketing is excellent. She promotes your house in all the Internet sites and well as the newspapers, and magazines. Jo-Ann also gave me immediate feedback from any showings and open houses. I always knew who was looking at my house and what they thought. If at anytime I needed to speak to her, all I did was call. If she was not available, she would call back shortly afterwards. That is something I felt was important in the communication between a realtor and a seller. She is a professional, caring, and knowledgeable person in her field. Those are only a few adjectives that describe Jo-Ann. I would recommend her to anyone who is thinking of selling their home.
S. Albeck, Founder and Executive Director, Rhythmic DreamsI have worked with Jo-Ann several times over the past few years for selling/buying real estate property. Every time I was extremely pleased with the value Jo-Ann brought to the table, the professional demeanor, her excellent knowledge of the area and real estate value, great communication skills, punctuality and integrity! Jo-Ann is a very knowledgeable real estate agent who work with me with patience and perseverance, always going the “extra mile” (literally and figuratively) until I was happy!
A few years ago I was looking for an investment opportunity and Jo-Ann helped a great deal selecting the right property and going through the due-diligence phase. I loved the fact that she added no pressure to the process and really helped me make the right decision for me in the end (which at the time was not to buy).
In 2012 I started looking again for a larger home for our family and Jo-Ann was instrumental in finding the dream home, in a very unexpected location, something we did not even consider at the start of the process. She listened carefully to what we were looking for, offered “out of the box” ideas, provided valuable feedback about all homes we visited, warned us about potential pit-falls and all in all guided us through the process, making sure the final outcome is something we really want and will be happy with. She spared no effort in visiting the winning property numerous times, answering questions about the town, the property and the plot, and negotiating with skill and professionalism, ultimately getting the house at an excellent value for us!
Most recently, in 2013, Jo-Ann helped us finalizing the sale of our first home, and here is where she really excelled, performing way above expectations during the staging and promoting of the house! Jo-Ann helped with guidance through the renovation process,making sure we choose those renovations that wold get the biggest return. Her brilliant timing of the sale, the aggressive promotion on various channels, creative staging and photographing of the house, individual web page she produces for our home, generated in the end over 40 visits at our first and only open house, with eight offers in hand within two hours of the open house, all over the asking price!! Needless to say we are extremely pleased with Jo-Ann’s work, her talent at staging, her intuition for timing and setting an attractive asking price that generated so much interest in our home, and ultimately a bidding war with such wonderful results!
I would highly recommend Jo-Ann for any residential real estate transactions, either buying or selling of homes. She works equally hard on either side of the table and will produce results above expectations with grace and ease! She will also take away the stress and alleviate the pressure that buying or selling a house might generate.
I will definitely hire Jo-Ann again for my next residential real estate transaction!