"I chose several agents to interview when we decided to move when my husband retired. My original selection process for agents was to go on the internet and see how they represented their clients. Annie stood out among them all; however, I did talk with 3. Annie was hands on the best choice! Annie's approach is to represent the seller with the most professional media available...and she did just that. She sat down with us and went over everything in great detail. She listened to what we had to say and took all of it into consideration. She's a great listener...and she even took advice from us and implemented it! The photographer that came to the house was amazing and his photos showed our house in the best possible way ever. He has an amazing eye for capturing just the right shots. Annie knew who she wanted and we waited until he was available...good decision! She also gave us some good tips on staging the house...which we followed. She even recommended two attorneys for us to chose from to represent us at the closing. Again, good choices. Annie prepared a flyer for other agents to show our house. She listed the house on many sites, wrote up the house description, included certain pictures, and highlighted all the special features. Who knew that a new HVAC system was so desirable! I also want to mention that all this happened when Covid-19 just hit in March. The decision was made that the listing agents couldn't enter the house...only the buyers and their agent. Annie was absolutely onboard with this and provided masks and gloves for people entering our house. Annie was there for every showing and sat in her car and used Facebook as the interface with the potential buyers. That way she knew exactly where they were in the house from a safety standpoint to protect our things and to make sure the buyers followed the rules re: Covid-19. That way she could point out the special features in every room the buyers were in. Brilliant! I could go on and on. I would like to mention just one more thing...Annie became our friend!"
Lissa Stempek, Client
"It was a delight working with Annie. She was able to prepare our house for showings in the very precarious time of COVID -19. She was efficient and extremely careful with protocols. She was able to make us and potential buyers comfortable with her gracious and friendly demeanor. Her negotiation skills were rewarded with a quick sale and a result that made all parties happy. We can highly recommend Annie."
Kathy and John Gorgone, Client
"The smartest thing we could have done! When my siblings and I decided to sell my father's house, we turned to Annie. She took charge from the get-go! Annie knew that we lived 3 states away and made our lives easy. From coordinating repairs, to negotiating with buyers, I was impressed with her energy and professionalism. Annie is knowledgeable and efficient. She is a great communicator always keeping us current. From start to finish, Annie made sure everything went smoothly. We are grateful and fortunate to have worked with her."
Douglas Culver, Client
"Annie was a great real estate agent and made the house buying process far less stressful. she understands the local market completely and has lived in the area her whole life. She covers all aspects of the house buying process including providing reputable lawyers and financing contacts. She understands which houses could be lemons (e.g in flood zones, etc) and has a fairly strong grasp of what their fair values should be.She was great during the negotiation process and provided spot on advice, I think i got a great price in the end."
The Rattlers, Client
"We are first time home buyers from Europe so we didn't have any idea about the whole process here. Annie was THE BEST help we could get! She explained and walked us through the process, gave incredible good advice, was available when questions came up, did research, and had extremely well knowledge of the area and what to look for! We ended up buying a wonderful house and couldn't be more thankful for all the work and help Annie was providing!! If you are looking for an excellent realtor in the Boston North Shore area you should definitely get in touch with her!!!"
Rebecca Flacke, Client
"We had a wonderful experience working with Annie. Her enthusiasm was contagious and we knew right away that we found the perfect realtor to assist us with finding and buying our new home. There are so many details to consider when buying a home and Annie made the whole process so much easier. Annie always went out of her way to make time for questions and we never felt pressured to rush into any decisions. By going that extra mile, she really understands what it takes to make her clients happy. My wife and I would not hesitate in recommending Annie to any of our friends or family members who are interested in selling or buying a home."
T Parciak, Client
"Annie was awesome. She got back to me quickly, set things up for a convenient time, listened to what I was looking for, was punctual, did not hurry me when looking, overall excellent."
M Brosnan, Client
"As newcomers to the area with 2 young children Annie was extremely helpful. She dedicated a lot of time to us because she truly cared about finding us the right home and not just selling us a house. She expertly guided us through a very competitive housing market and was right there by our side until every last detail was sorted out. She is now more than a realtor to us. She is a trusted friend."
S Howard, Client
"Can't say enough great things about Annie. Highly intelligent, warm and friendly, conscientious, finance whiz kid, sophisticated deal maker with impeccable integrity. Your needs, concerns, and long-term satisfaction as a client are more important to her than making a quick buck. She works hard to make potentially stressful real estate transactions comfortable and easy. She goes the extra mile to help solve any issues, say, with renovations etc. The best!"
Catherine Carter, Client
"We have moved from Swampscott, Massachusetts after being in a most gracious, helpful and wonderful family of neighbors for 50 years. Annie helped relieve the monstrous pressure of our move. My husband having health issues could not return ....so our son took over the reins with the professional, gracious, knowledgable help of Annie Wachtel. Without her kindness to our family as well as to the now new homeowner who, according to our neighbors appreciate her and did worry about who was coming and what new person they had to get to know. All worries on both sides have been relieved. Thank Annie for her patience and God Bless her."
M Lem, Client
"Annie is very knowledgeable of the Swampscott/North Shore real estate market. I thought this quality was very useful in our ability to find a buyer (within a week of the open house) and to sell our home within two months. Annie was readily available to answer any questions and she was never pushy (as some agents can be). I would definitely recommend contacting Annie as your real estate agent."
The Quins, Client
"Annie Wachtel is fantastic. She has an extensive knowledge of the market and always gave great insights. She has not only helped us to buy our current house in a different town, but she is also our seller's agent. Annie has an extensive network that really helped us in multiple situations. We found Annie to be extremely responsive, with an expert's attention to detail, and just overall great to work with. She was always available to us and would always promptly respond to email and calls. We found Annie Wachtel's honesty to be refreshing. She is extremely honest in what she says and does and always made us feel like we were in the best hands possible. Her integrity, candor, and prudence were the best we've ever had in a real estate professional (and we have used many). She cares about her clients, their needs, and helped us during each step throughout the whole process. While selling our home, she worked closely and carefully with the tenants with respect and care. She made the selling process easier for them as well by respecting their time and wishes. If anyone ever needs an excellent and professional real estate agent, we highly recommend Annie Wachtel! She will be professional, prompt, and responsive to your needs, whether you are a first time buyer or a veteran seller in the real estate market."
M Cronin, Client