Hilary Foutes - Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s | Swampscott, MA Real Estate, Marblehead, MA Real Estate

Partners HILARY FOUTES and Joy Goldstein worked beautifully as a team to help my husband and me with BOTH of our moves last year. They made excellent suggestions about staging our home in Marblehead, and 6 days after the house went on the market in February, 2017, we had a buyer and an agreement! We were interested in moving into a condominium in the Vinnin Square area; shortly after our home sale, we saw a condo that we liked. However, HILARY advised us against the purchase because the unit was overpriced for the market with some under-par workmanship. When your real estate agent tells you to wait, it is a good idea to listen! Seven months later, she recommended a condo for us in the same complex that we absolutely loved! We made an offer that was accepted the next day, and we couldn’t be more pleased with our decision.

     We greatly admire HILARY's integrity, honesty, and work ethic. She is a consummate professional who cares deeply about her clients’ satisfaction with a sale and/or purchase, and truly does everything to facilitate a move. It is easy to see why she is a top performer. Thank you, HILARY, for your wise counsel during our hectic 2017! 

~Judy and Bill Mishkin

20 America Way unit 6, Salem MA
HILARY is exactly the realtor you want to sell your home for so many reasons but to list a few: 1) she always answers your call or calls you back right away; 2) there is no question she does not know the answer to; 3) she is extremely organized and prepared whether it be for the initial meeting to set price, an open house or a private showing; 4) when you get information or signatures to HILARY, she immediately forwards them to where they need to go - there is zero lag time; 5) she keeps tabs on every aspect of the sale and will remind any party (buyer’s agent, appraiser, etc.) involved of their outstanding piece of the puzzle until it is complete; 6) she is so friendly to your family and pets!  I could go on but in summary, I would recommend HILARY as an agent to anyone selling their home.  
~Valerie and Christopher Smith (and Josie the dog!)
16 Hawthorne Road, Swampscott
HILARY FOUTES was the calm in my crazy life. Deciding to put ourhome on the market after 43 years was a very difficult decision. Hilary was fabulous. She was constantly in communication with us and beyond helpful. Available and resourceful whenever we needed help or guidance, she was there without question. We would definitely recommed anyone looking to sell their home to call HILARY. 
~Dr. Sanford and Mrs. Rosalyn Levy
8 Phillips Avenue, Swampscott MA
Hilary did a wonderful job handling the sale of our home. Beginning with her suggestions on preparing the home to go on the market, staying steadfast through the tough winter months to finding the perfect buyers.

Hilary is very knowledgeable about the selling process and usually had answers to our questions or found the answers in a timely manner. Hilary has a wealth of knowledge regarding the surrounding areas and holds an arsenal of contacts for any/all services necessary to close on a home.

We are happy to have had Hilary representing us in the sale of our home.

Thank you, 
Whitney & Heather Thomas, 8 Sampson Avenue, Swampscott
8 Sampson Avenue, Swampscott
"Hilary has great instinct and is committed to working hard for her clients. She hit the ground running as soon as we met and tirelessly continued to show us properties until we found our amazing gem of a property in Marblehead. We are comfortable and happy in our new home and we are so very grateful to have worked with a pro Hilary Foutes. "

Scott and Abby L, 4 Park Lane, Marblehead MA
"I ’ve know HILARY FOUTES now for nearly ten years and she is one of the most honest, dedicated and hardest working people I know. I first met HILARY when my family moved to Swampscott. Since then she’s acted as both a seller’s and buyer's broker for us on two different properties and we were very happy with the service, advice and excellent results she provided. When making a major decision like moving it is a tremendous relief to know that you can put your trust in HILARY to get things done right, on time and as efficiently as possible. I have referred her to everyone I know who is looking to buy or sell a home in the area. Her experience and instinct are exceptional, and she truly goes above and beyond the call of duty. From following up on the little details that could easily slip thru the cracks, to putting you in touch with the best contractors, mortgage brokers, or movers, to negotiating the best purchase or sale price, HILARY is a one woman show you can’t afford to be without."

-Marc Eichler, VP Business Development & Sales for Durant Performance Coatings, Inc
March Eichler, 55 Orchard Swampscott
"Choosing HILARY FOUTES as our selling and buying agent was the best decision!! Moving is one of the most stressful and emotional life events and having HILARY by our side was invaluable. HILARY is savvy, astute, tenacious, and always has her client’s best interest in the forefront. As a buyer agent, she is attuned to current market inventory, pricing, value and has great negotiation skills. In a competitive market where inventory is low, having HILARY abreast of upcoming inventory was essential in getting our new home. We looked at many properties over the years, she was always patient and keeping us focused — we never felt pressured. In fact, one point out of frustration we considered a home that now looking back didn’t suit our needs. Putting her personal gain and interests aside, she strongly advised us against settling and reassured us a perfect house would eventually come along. As a selling agent, HILARY was instrumental through the entire process – from getting house sale ready to the final stages of closing. In preparation, HILARY was extremely quick and resourceful with a network of inspectors, attorneys, tradesmen, etc. as needed. As a recommendation of HILARY’s, tradesman and professionals would respond promptly - one tradesman came in ten minutes just for a minor fix. We are most grateful for HILARY’s professional and sensitive handling of the contract negotiations of the home sale. With the buyers being our long time friends, she made what could have been an awkward situation into an easy and non-eventful process. We are so glad to have had HILARY through our entire process and without hesitation strongly recommend HILARY as your broker!!" Camay and Matt Pascucci, Morton Rd. & Bradlee Ave.
Camay and Matt Pascucci, 64 Bradlee Avenue, Swampscott
"Choosing someone to sell your home or find one for you and your family is so important. My wife Susan and I chose HILARY feeling that she would always have our best interests at heart and most importantly never felt she put her own before ours. She has a great balance of being personable and at the same time most professional. We could not have chosen a better person to work with and never for a moment did we feel like we were not her most important client. Selling or buying a home is a stressful experience and having HILARY represent us and oversee everything from beginning to end brought such comfort. Her knowledge of the Northshore is impeccable and most importantly is her ability to listen and communicate. To say she is excellent at what she does is an understatement. I have and continue to  recommended her to friends and colleagues with the glowing endorsement of, "HILARY is the best and there isn't another Realtor I would use!" She will have your interests at heart before her own. She not only sold my home but also found the home that we happily reside in now. I was fortunate to have chosen her to work with and I can only hope my words will help you make the same choice we made."  -Matthew Bergeron, Global Commodity Manager
Susan & Matt Bergeron, 4 Holly Circle, Swampscott
"Writing you from our awesome deck. We're loving our house, thank you again so much for everything. HILARY helped us buy our last two houses and we can’t imagine ever buying a house in the future without her. Our first home purchase was in a competitive market in Boston, and HILARY did everything in her power to make our offer standout. She is passionate, reliable, honest, and always puts her client first. For our second home she was able to find us the house of our dreams. We were buying and selling on a tight schedule and would not have been able to get it all done without HILARY walking us through each step.  She is well connected and extremely knowledgable,  so anyone that is new to home buying she is the perfect agent. Thank you HILARY, we are forever grateful."

 - Max and Yulia Solomon, 30 Longview Drive, Marblehead MA
Max and Yulia Solomon, 30 Longview Drive, Marblehead
We recently sold our home of 32 years in Marblehead. We have worked and known the Sagan Agency for many years and wouldn't think of using anyone else.
We had a long standing relationship with Joy Goldstein and reached out to her when we decided to put our home on the market after speaking with Phyllis. Joy introduced us to her partner, HILARY.
Both had great suggestions for us as to how to prepare our house for viewing, what steps needed to be taken, and when to put it on the market. Their knowledge and aptitude for the marketplace were outstanding.
We know when selling a home, you need to work with professionals who not only understand the market, but can also work with you on a personal basis, as well as be your advocate. Both Joy and HILARY are outstanding in this regard, and we highly recommend them. They are wonderful to work with!!
 
Bill & Judy Mishkin, 29 Gerald Road Marblehead
Bill and Judy Mishkin, 29 Gerald Road, Marblehead
"All we can say is WOW! We were very impressed with HILARY   Foutes’ professionalism, personal attention, and marketing strategies. HILARY is a first class, high caliber, real estate professional. We received her personal attention almost on a daily basis. She was always available for questions, and made us feel like we were her only client. She is gifted, talented and knows her market. Our home sold in just 1 day and sold at asking price. We were totally impressed and would recommend HILARY to anyone who wants to sell their home quickly and not leave money on the table. HILARY, you have made our selling experience extremely easy and pleasurable. You were always available when needed and willing to please. So, we thank you again for all your hard work and for being able to get us our asking price. It would be a pleasure to do business with you in the future and we would definitely recommend you to friends and family.”
The Zisa's, 8 Sampson Avenue, Swampscott
"Choosing HILARY     Foutes as our selling and buying agent was the best decision!! Moving is one of the most stressful and emotional life events and having Hilary by our side was invaluable. HILARY is savvy, astute, tenacious, and always has her client’s best interest in the forefront. As a buyer agent, she is attuned to current market inventory, pricing, value and has great negotiation skills. In a competitive market where inventory is low, having HILARY abreast of upcoming inventory was essential in getting our new home. We looked at many properties over the years, she was always patient and keeping us focused — we never felt pressured. In fact, one point out of frustration we considered a home that now looking back didn’t suit our needs. Putting her personal gain and interests aside, she strongly advised us against settling and reassured us a perfect house would eventually come along. As a selling agent, HILARY was instrumental through the entire process – from getting house sale ready to the final stages of closing. In preparation, Hilary was extremely quick and resourceful with a network of inspectors, attorneys, tradesmen, etc. as needed. As a recommendation of HILARY’s, tradesman and professionals would respond promptly - one tradesman came in ten minutes just for a minor fix. We are most grateful for HILARY’s professional and sensitive handling of the contract negotiations of the home sale. With the buyers being our long time friends, she made what could have been an awkward situation into an easy and non-eventful process. We are so glad to have had HILARY through our entire process and without hesitation strongly recommend HILARY as your broker!!" Camay and Matt Pascucci, Morton Rd. & Bradlee Ave.
Camay and Matt Pascucci, 41 Morton Road Swampscott
"Anyone who buys or sells a home can tell you that it is difficult to find an agent who is truly in your corner. Well, HILARY is. She advocates for you to get the best deal possible, provides sound advice along the way, listens to your needs and concerns and acts upon them, and importantly, makes certain that everyone involved in the transaction are performing their obligations so that the deal goes through. We used HILARY to buy and sell a home and would use her time and again!" Tara Swartz and John Kortikoski, 62 Farragut Road, Swampscott
Tara Swartz and John Kortikoski 62 Farragut Road, Swampscott
"Dear HILARY,  Now that we are settled into our house and able to reflect we wanted to send you a note of sincere thanks. As anyone who has done it will testify, buying and selling a house simultaneously is stressful and hectic. During our recent experience with this it was great to have you help us all along the way. Having you represent us as a seller was truly impressive. All the advice you gave us for getting ready to list, calming our nerves once listed and anxious for traffic, and finally counseling us through the negotiation and execution of the sale was invaluable and always spot on. However we would be remiss if we did not also commend you for the job you did on the other side of the table. As the seller agent on our purchase you were equally impressive in representing your clients while also being fair to us and helpful where appropriate. We purchased our home from a close personal friend you were representing and I am confident we all appreciated your sensitivity in the process that helped to even strengthen our friendship. In summary, we made a great choice in selecting you as our agent and you took care of the rest." 
Our Sincere Thanks, Kristen and Matt, 29 Norfolk Avenue (sale) & 41 Morton Road (purchase)
Matthew and Kristen Roddy, 29 Norfolk Avenue, Swampscott
"HILARY did a fantastic job selling our house. From the beginning, we were impressed with her breadth of knowledge and commitment to us, as her clients.Throughout the entire selling process, she surpassed our expectations. HILARY was very detail oriented and always a step ahead with what needed to be accomplished. She kept us informed at all times and was expert in negotiations. As an added benefit, whenever we asked she had go-to resources available. We would highly recommend HILARY as a seller's agent."
Claire and Craig Venezia, 16 Lawrence Road, Swampscott
"Hi Joy and Hilary, Well the closing could not have gone better from our perspective. I was glad I was able to keep my emotions in check and it helps that the Clousers are such lovely people....Thank you again for keeping the stress to a minimum and the attention to detail to a maximum." Warm Regards, Cris Miller
Cris Miller, 21 Estabrook Road
This was a letter I received from buyers upon making their offer to my sellers. I represented the sellers in this transaction, which is why this testimonial/letter means that much more to me.... "Dear Mr. and Mrs. Clark, My husband David and I moved to the Boston area from San Francisco with our 1 year old son James about 4 months ago. Since arriving , we have been searching for our new home pretty much nonstop. We had been focusing our search near our office (we both work for Google in Cambridge) until we discovered Swampscott and Marblehead. We quickly realized that this area is the reason we made this big move out east, and that this was where we wanted to live and raise our family. As native Floridians and Californians, there was something so familiar and welcoming about the water, the town and the people we have met thus far. We toured your house yesterday and absolutely fell in love with it. It was the first time since we move doubt there that we truly felt "at home". We feel so fortunate that we met HILARY and discovered your gorgeous home. We are excited to make you an offer and hope to meet you both soon. Thank you so much for considering us. Sincerely The Halloran's
Lee and David Halloran, 10 Lincoln Circle, Swamspcott
Dear HILARY,  We realize that we might have not been the easiest clients to work with, as we had a strong emotional attachment to the home we were putting on the market. From the very first meeting, you were always able to keep us focused on our end goal of a better financial future. Your assessment of current market conditions was completely accurate and we were able to find a buyer for our property within a week of listing. Your assistance in finding local attorneys and your consistent communication around 'next-steps' was always professional and timely and we always knew exactly what to expect in the sales process. Your personal time commitment to open houses, fire inspections and buyer walk-throughs was also greatly appreciated. You had to walk a fine line between our goal of selling our house and our emotional worry of selling the home we loved. You were direct when needed, but also gave us our space and time when possible. I am a stubborn know-it-all, and you made sure I stayed on top of the sales process...even when I was not always easy to deal with. And you might not have realized it, but I do absolutely appreciate what you've done for us. Within two months and with a few deadline extensions...we sold our home for 95% of asking price &found a new home that completely fits our family and meets our goal of better financial security. With any other realtor, we might have changed our mind and or changed our path...thanks for keeping us focused and for proving to be a great guide in the process! Sherry and Dutch Kolthof, 834 Humphrey Street
Sherry and Dutch Kolthof, 834 Humphrey Street, Swampscott
"HILARY IS A GREAT QB FOR YOUR TEAM! As a real estate attorney on the North Shore, I have teamed up with her on many purchases and sale transactions. HILARY is one of the most competent, professional and personable realtors with whom I have ever worked. She knows the market extremely well, understands how to structure a favorable purchase or sale for you, and has excellent relationships with the other professionals who will be involved. If a sticky issue comes up (and they often do these days), believe me, she will have your interests at heart, help you work it through it, and will coordinate with everyone involved to assure that that you close your transaction ON TIME! I love to work with HILARY, she keeps me on my toes. With HILARY on your team, you will be sure to have a successful and smooth transaction!" William F. Quinn, Real Estate Attorney Tinti, Quinn, Grover & Frey, P.C. Salem, MA
William "Bill" Quinn, ESQ. 27 Congress Street, Salem
"HILARY FOUTES is a true professional. She is one of the most impressive people that I have ever had the fortunate opportunity to work with. HILARY gave my wife Andrea and I the greatest experience in both selling and buying our new home. She took the time to sit down with us to find our specific needs, and walked us through the entire process. HILARY explained everything to us, and made us feel completely confident and comfortable the entire time. She was extremely informative, thorough, had great attention to detail with everything and most importantly. HILARY FOUTES cares. We are extremely grateful to the people that referred HILARY to us, and we strongly recommend HILARY FOUTES if you are ever in the market to sell or buy a new home." Sincerely, Patrick Downey, Owner Gridiron Training, The Program
Patrick and Andrea Downey, 21 Pitman Road, Marblehead
"Nobody likes the thought of moving - not really. It's undoubtedly one of the most stressful, complicated and unnerving activities we can ever, will ever do. Being a busy professional and father of a small tribe, I for one, was dreading it. - "I don't know the first thing about selling a home or buying a home." - "My house will never sell in this down market." - "I am going to be in over my head." These were the thoughts racing through my head prior to listing my home with HILARY. However, from the moment HILARYstepped in and took control all of those worries went away. HILARY not only sold our home (within 48 hours), not only did she find us a dream home (at a bargain price), but she calmed my nerves and guided our family through the process. Instead of being a difficult, even miserable process, it was exciting, fruitful and in the end it was a delight. The process was inspirational. HILARY was remarkable. She is not only incredible at her profession but she is woman of integrity and truly changed our family's life. Sincerely, Baruch HaLevi", Rabbi Congregation Shirat Hayam, Swampscott
Ariela & Rabbi Baruch HaLevi, Forest Avenue Ext., Swampscott
"Choosing someone to sell your home or find one for you and your family is so important. My wife Susan and I chose HILARY feeling that she would always have our best interests at heart and most importantly never felt she put her own before ours. She has a great balance of being personable and at the same time most professional. We could not have chosen a better person to work with and never for a moment did we feel like we were not her most important client. Selling or buying a home is a stressful experience and having HILARY represent us and oversee everything from beginning to end brought such comfort. Her knowledge of the Northshore is impeccable and most importantly is her ability to listen and communicate. To say she is excellent at what she does is an understatement. I have and continue to recommended her to friends and colleagues with the glowing endorsement of, "HILARY is the best and there isn't another Realtor I would use!" She will have your interests at heart before her own. She not only sold my home but also found the home that we happily reside in now. I was fortunate to have chosen her to work with and I can only hope my words will help you make the same choice we made."  -Matthew Bergeron, Global Commodity Manager
Matthew & Susan Bergeron, 4 Crest Road, Swampscott
"Dear Phyllis Sagan, (Owner/Broker of Sagan Realtors) I wanted to let you know that HILARY FOUTES has been a great help in the sale of our house at 6 Dodge Road in Marblehead. HILARY has been consistently courteous, considerate, and thoroughly professional during this process. She has kept me up to date on all activities involving the showing and sale process. In particular, her compassion and support during this extremely trying time has been of great benefit to my family and I. I’d like to congratulate you on having such an exemplary person on your staff." Best Regards, Joyce Mayer, co-owner/found Cavedog Studio Graphic Design
Joyce Mayer Clark, 6 Dodge Road, Marblehead
"I ’ve know HILARY FOUTES now for nearly ten years and she is one of the most honest, dedicated and hardest working people I know. I first met HILARY when my family moved to Swampscott. Since then she’s acted as both a seller’s and buyer's broker for us on two different properties and we were very happy with the service, advice and excellent results she provided. When making a major decision like moving it is a tremendous relief to know that you can put your trust in HILARY to get things done right, on time and as efficiently as possible. I have referred her to everyone I know who is looking to buy or sell a home in the area. Her experience and instinct are exceptional, and she truly goes above and beyond the call of duty. From following up on the little details that could easily slip thru the cracks, to putting you in touch with the best contractors, mortgage brokers, or movers, to negotiating the best purchase or sale price, HILARY is a one woman show you can’t afford to be without." -Marc Eichler, VP Business Development & Sales for Durant Performance Coatings, Inc.
Marc Eichler, 95 Farragut Swampscott
HILARY embodies everything you look for in a broker. She is honest, fair, smart and sensitive to the upheaval and turmoil that the moving process can force her clients to endure. During difficult negotiations, HILARY remained level-headed and was a calming influence on us. She quickly conveys the feeling that if anything threatens to go wrong, she will take care of it and make things turn out fine. She goes the extra mile to make an inherently unpleasant process . . . far less unpleasant. In my book, that is high praise indeed. I would recommend Hilary for any buyer or seller in any market. She is top-notch. - David Yannetti, Criminal Defense Attorney
David Yannetti, 48 Atlantic Road, Swampscott
HILARY FOUTES was my buyer agent when I recently purchased a condominium in Salem. Initially a simple transaction, became a complicated one when certain mortgaging requirements became necessary and matters were further complicated when communications as a result, became more difficult between all parties including attorneys. HILARY is a consummate professional with a tremendous knowledge of the real estate business. HILARY's communications skills kept the transaction on track and she continually communicated with me to update progress and advise me as to appropriate strategies. No matter how simple or complex the deal, you need HILARY on your team - she's dedicated, professional and positive results oriented.
Ron Crocker, 51 Lafayette Street, Derby Lofts Condominiums Salem MA
Buying a home for the first time is a stressful experience. We were extremely fortunate to have HILARY FOUTES guide us through the process as the seller’s agent. We had been looking in the area for several months, and were alerted of a house that seemed perfect for us coming onto the market. HILARY arranged for us to see the house on short notice, and then set-up another showing the next day. We decided to make an offer, and HILARY helped ensure that everything went smoothly. We found her to be proactive, hard-working, and honest. She was also a wealth of knowledge about the neighborhood and the community. Even though she was not representing us directly, she made us feel as though she really cared about our purchase. As an added bonus, it turns out that HILARY lives across the street and is now our neighbor! She continues to help us get integrated into life in Swampscott, and we feel very fortunate to have met her. We could not more highly recommend an agent to work with based on our experience. Sincerely, -Beth Baron, Josh Baron, Partner at Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise
The Baron's, 46 Allen Road, Swampscott
HILARY helped us buy our first home. When we found her we had been searching for over a year. We were exhausted and completely disenfranchised by the process. HILARY found our perfect home for us in a matter of days! Though our negotiations were difficult and time-consuming, HILARY patiently guided us through the process from start to finish and was always available to assist no matter how small or large the issue. HILARY’s hard work, diligence, and guidance resulted in us being very happy homeowners. We will certainly use HILARY in the future and ardently recommend her to others. Tara Swartz, Swartz Law LLC
Tara Swartz and John Koritkoski, 62 Farragut Road, Swampscott
It is with great pleasure that I offer some thoughts to prospective clients of Joy Goldstein and HILARY  FOUTES as real estate professionals. I was given Joy Goldstein's name through a long time friend and colleague, Dr Steven Baratz. My first contact with Joy was by telephone and I was immediately impressed by her professionalism and willingness to accommodate my needs as a potential client. We set up an appointment to meet at my home in December of 2013, in anticipation of a early spring sale. Our first meeting with Joy was amazing. She came to our home to meet my wife, Sherry, and I, and to talk about the process for a successful sale of the home and to discuss the philosophy associated with creating the right environment to attract potential buyers for our home. She carefully assessed the decor and accessories and suggested to have HILARY FOUTES, her partner, as well as a professional home designer join us to make some needed adjustments to the placement of furniture, photos, lighting and accessories, with the goal of creating the perfect look for the type of buyer our home would potentially attract. I have to admit I was a bit skeptical, but the results were incredible. The home took on a new look as a result of their combined efforts. Joy spent a couple of weeks assessing the market and looking for comparable home sales to correctly price our home and allow for substantiation of the price when banks were potentially looking for proper assessed values. She presented her findings in a clear and concise format that made complete sense and helped us develop a comfort level for the proposed selling price of the home. The winter of 2014 was very cold and snowy. It seemed as though the spring market would never arrive. Joy was very patient and very focused on placing our home on the market at the proper time. Too early, and it just sits there adding days on the market. Joy hired a professional photographer to capture the essence of the home on film and presented us the photographs for review, along with the proposed MLS listing details for review. Every detail was perfect. The day finally came in late February to place the MLS listing live online and actively start showing the home. We immediately had 3 potential buyers look at our home. HILARY was incredible at making us aware of the times of the showings and giving us feedback from the showings. We had a substantial offer within two days of placing the home on the market. The offer was successfully and professionally negotiated and accepted. Incredible planning and strategizing, along with a little luck, made this all happen in such a well coordinated fashion. Our closing was scheduled for the middle of May, so we had some time to work on moving our personal belongings and taking care of all the details for closing. HILARY took care of all of the details to perfection. She immediately arranged for the home inspection and the pre-smoke detector inspection by having a professional first look at the systems to make sure everything was in compliance prior to the Fire Deputy coming to the home. She also arranged for the water department to come into our home for the meter readings. She was personally there for all these meetings and took care of all the paperwork and made sure everyone got copies of everything. Both Joy and HILARY were fantastic at communication with every detail of the sale. They communicated effectively with the other brokers, the attorneys and the buyers and sellers to make sure everyone had all the answers needed. Very well done! Both Joy and HILARY seem to virtually have unlimited energy and never give up for their clients. They always did whatever it takes to get the job done, and done very well. They completely comprehend what it takes to be true real estate professionals and are both willing to put in the time and effort towards those ends. I highly recommend without hesitation the Goldstein - FOUTES Team for all of your real estate needs.
Joel R. Spiller, DMD, 29 Northstone Road, Swampscott
"HILARY- Your dedication throughout my short sale process was truly commendable. Your professional knowledge and experience, coupled with your spot on instincts was reassuring. Throughout the long grueling process of dealing with Bank of America and Wells Fargo you never gave up. You were fantastic about keeping me in the loop every step of the way and in turn keeping my nerves at bay. As a result, I avoided foreclosure and was able to come to an amenable solution with my lenders. Thank you once again for all you have done. I would recommend you to anyone going through the same. I wish you continued success!" Shane Codispoti, 175 Aspen Road, Swampscott
Shane M. Codispoti, 175 Aspen Road, Swampscott
"Working with HILARY was exactly what we could have hoped for in a buying experience. She took great care to learn about our needs and was patient and selective in finding us the perfect match. In addition, HILARY was invaluable for her attention to details in the buying process....details that could have been big problems if she hadn't identified and explained them patiently and thoroughly throughout. We would enthusiastically recommend HILARY to anyone that is searching for a dedicated and passionate Real Estate professional that's also an absolute pleasure to work with!" -Paul Grassie, Sales Manager for Latin America @ Converge
Jill & Paul Grassie, 24 Bellevue Road, Swampscott
"HILARY is an incredible sparkplug of a realtor. Moving to Marblehead from DC, we knew little about the local market. HILARY was an attentive guide, listening to our needs and making my entire family feel at home. Once we settled on a house, HILARY was tireless in her efforts to look out for our interests – minimizing the stress of buying a house from 500 miles away. HILARY is smart, funny, and well-connected. But most important of all, she has integrity." Sincerely, Scott Cody
The Cody's, 7 Oak Street, Marblehead
"This letter will serve to confirm that I strongly recommend Sagan Realtors and Joy Goldstein & HILARY FOUTES, in particular, to represent you in either buying or selling your home. This team represented us in selling our home in Swampscott this summer during a very difficult market. We listed the property at what everyone knew was an aggressive asking price in May. On their advice, we agreed to reduce the price in June and by mid July the house was under agreement. We found them to be very knowledgeable and professional in the following areas: - In depth knowledge of the market in Marblehead, Swampscott, and the surrounding area. -Strong working relationships with other active brokers in this market -Well thought out strategies for either buying or selling to maximize the transaction for their client -Strong negotiating skills and pricing strategies -Excellent follow-through with all the details leading up to the closing to assure it goes smoothly I therefore have no reservations what-so-ever in recomending Joy and HILARY for your residential real estate transaction. If you wish any additional information please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Ray W. Miller"
Ray and Chris Miller, 21 Estabrook Road, Swampscott
"Dear HILARY,  As we turn the page on this transaction I wanted to say job well done "for making it finally happen" . I think you were pretty determined that you were going to be the agent that sold this house and you did! You were able to foresee things that may have arisen and no stone was left unturned . So if I were a Swampscott home owner looking to list my home for sale I would simply say "don't waste your time ... List with HILARY, because I did and she was the best!" Good luck and thank you, Cora and Issam Bahloul" 34 summer street, Swampscott
Cora and Issam Bahloul, 34 Sumner Street, Swampscott
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