Testimonials

“We want to express our heartfelt thanks to you for all of your hard work, professionalism and organizational skills in making the sale of our home so easy and thorough. 

“It was truly a pleasure to work with you and Mary.”

-- Lee and Marilyn N., May 2015

“Thank you for all your help and for making this house sale go smoothly even from a distance.” 

-- Bea and Eric S., May 2014

“Thank you so much for all of the hard work over the past few months. The sale price was beyond my highest hopes when we first considered selling. Thanks for making the process as smooth as it could possibly be. See you out on the Marathon course!”

-- Scott M., March 2014

"We can’t say enough about Melinda and her diligence.  The moment we first met, she laid her cards on the table and explained exactly what she would do to sell our house.  She not only kept her word – she did what she promised with excitement, professionalism and determination.  Melinda works hard for her clients, and it was a pleasure to have had an agent as tenacious as her.  Melinda has a gift when it comes to real estate, and thankfully we will always have her as our agent."

-- Sean and Christine H., January 2014

“Melinda, thank you for your efforts in selling our condo. We appreciated that you stayed focused on its many positive attributes, with buyers as well as with us.  Your diligent marketing efforts put us in a good position. We were especially impressed that you held an open house at an unconventional time – a weekday evening rather than the usual weekend time slots. In fact, that creative idea – and your success in negotiating an initially lower-than-acceptable offer into an acceptable one - led to the sale of our unit. It’s cleat that you love what you do and are willing to work hard and enthusiastically on behalf of your clients. After nearly 30 years in our condo on Beacon Hill, we were ready to move on. Thanks to you efforts, we have been able to do so happily. “

--Linda and Michael S., October 2013

"Melinda,I would like to thank you for your professional handling of my condo listing, marketing, negotiation and sale. You helped get through a few tricky situations. I was very pleased with your price point and quick sale. You were always available to answer my questions, which was very appreciated, since I live in Connecticut. Thanks again for all you did."

--Bruce, September 2013

“We recently purchased our first home with the help of Melinda Sarkis of Hammond Residential and were incredibly pleased with the entire process. Melinda took the time to understand what we were looking for in a condo and offered great advice and tips along the way. You can tell right away that Melinda loves what she does and is very knowledgeable of the Boston real estate market. Her attention to detail was impressive and we found her to be extremely responsive on all of our requests and emails. 

“Melinda also offered helpful insight when we submitted our initial offer and negotiated a fair price in the end that we were very happy with. During the process there were a few times that the seller was not responsive so Melinda took initiative to track them down in order to get us answers. We really enjoyed working with her and would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase real estate in Boston.”

--Matt and Katie, May 2013

“We recently moved from the West Coast to Boston. Melinda was extremely helpful in making our relocation process a smooth one. She found us an excellent home in a competitive market with limited inventory. Her sharp negotiating skills helped us purchase a home that fits our living needs, as well as our investment goals. We couldn’t be happier with our experience. If we need an agent in the future, we would not work with anyone else.”

—Angie and David, October 2012

“Thanks again, you made the impossible NOT only possible BUT easy!”

—David and Roberta, October 2012

“In the purchase of our property, Melinda's knowledge of the market, negotiating skills and enthusiasm were more than we ever could have expected. She will never give you an answer that is not fully researched and will guide you to make the best possible decision. Melinda makes you feel that she is in this for your benefit and not just to buy or sell a property. Working with Melinda will allow you to make the best possible decision possible and you will walk away knowing you did just that!"

—John and Alyssa, July 2012

"Melinda was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was professional, efficient and accommodating. Melinda has a quality that many other Realtors do not have -- she listened to our needs and requests and responded accordingly. In addition, she has a complete and current knowledge of the Boston real estate market that gave us an edge during our search. She worked tirelessly on our behalf before, during and after negotiations and was a true advocate. I would not hesitate to recommend Melinda to any friend, family member or co-worker since she provides outstanding service."

—Debbie and Bill, June 2012

“Thank you for your great work! Things have been so smooth, I couldn't have hoped for an easier process...”

-- Dave E., June 2012

“When we decided to sell our unit on St. Botolph Street early in 2012, we engaged Melinda Sarkis on the recommendation of a colleague in the business, and were so glad that we were led to make that choice. From the very beginning, Melinda was proactive in offering a well-documented and clear-sighted evaluation of our property's potential. She shared her deep knowledge of key market factors that were important to position the property correctly and to best advantage.

“Melinda built on the respect that the real estate community has for her and used her contacts and experience to move quickly to an acceptable offer. She and her team then helped us through the maze of negotiation and requirements that brought us safely to closure. Always courteous, always professional, always mindful of our needs, and with a keen eye on the prize: these were factors that led to her success and our satisfaction with a job so deftly well done.

“Since then, we've sung her praises to others in the market and would recommend her heartily to sellers who are looking for a consummate professional who will take their needs to heart and help achieve their goal. Thanks Melinda, for creating and managing an altogether satisfying and successful experience.”

-- John and Susan, June 2012

"We listed our South End condo with Melinda and could not have been happier with her dedication and, of course, the eventual outcome. Although we had previous experience with another Realtor, Melinda's enthusiasm and dedication won us over. She immediately impressed us by recommending a price at the high end of the range to test the market, contrary to most Realtors who like to price low and close the sale as quickly as possible. Melinda was relentless in working the sale, personally holding many open houses and marketing the property in local newspapers, etc. When we received a competitive offer, Melinda went to work to achieve the maximum sales price and ensuring the close process went smoothly. I would wholeheartedly recommend Melinda to anyone who may be considering selling their home.”

-- Chris, February 2012

“We have bought and sold property multiple times in several areas of Boston - Back Bay, Beacon Hill, as well as the South End. We have painfully learned there are many steps to the buying / selling process and regardless how well each step is followed it is the energy, knowledge and individual attention that makes the difference. So that is why we have worked with Melinda. She will partner with you and you can feel confident she will have your back every step of the way and that she will put her experience to work for you 100% of the time. Melinda, along with her assistant/partner Mary were just a treat to work with and they worked very hard to make sure our needs were met at every turn.”

-- Kelly and Robin K., June 2011

“We used Melinda to sell our place in Back Bay two years ago. I absolutely loved her. Two sets of friends recommended her. And then she ran into my husband and a group of guys one night and two of those guys had also used her as their real estate agent.

“She staged our condo - when I saw the pictures on the web I didn't want to move. I liked what she did with some of the stuff in my son's nursery so much that I mimicked it when we moved to our new place.

“She worked so hard! We bought a new place and ours wasn't ready for the market until the weekend before Thanksgiving - not the best time to put a piece of property on the market. She had numerous open houses and had so many folks through our place. She gave us her advice on a selling price that I thought was much more reasonable than another broker that we had spoken with. Our place sold in a fairly short amount of time and very close to the asking price.

“She always provided us with as much lead time as possible before a showing. And, if the condo wasn't perfect, she'd come in before the client and clean-up. Also, while she would have loved for us to clear out most of the baby stuff, she was very understanding about the fact that some of it had to stay."

--Patricia E., June 2011

“We had seen Melinda’s name on listings in the neighborhood. When it came time to list our home, we turned to someone in the business for a recommendation. Low and behold, Melinda was introduced to us. Not only did she come highly recommended but then she proceeded to surpass all expectations. Working with Melinda and Mary was a great experience.”

--Jim C., June 2011

“Melinda was highly recommended to me by a friend who had bought through her years ago. What impressed me initially was Melinda's efficiency and organization, particularly important to me since I was moving to Boston from out of state and my time in town was limited. She provided excellent advice and insight, was always available for calls/questions and ultimately was knowledgeable, professional and plain smart during negotiations. She also had great recommendations for my lawyer, inspector and all the ancillary people involved, making the process so much easier. It is possible to have a good experience in real estate!”

-- Judy C., May 2011

“In today’s market, personal relationships are key to finding the perfect home in Boston. The most unique places are snatched up by those who are informed. Melinda’s firm grasp of the Boston area, her unparalled understanding of each client's unique needs, and her unfailing dedication, allows her clients to access information and showings ahead of the curve. Last year, when the market was slow, she sold my condo in one day for asking price. If you are looking for the perfect home, Melinda is the perfect choice.”

-- Michelle H., May 2011

"Melinda Sarkis takes the selling of your home, or the purchase of your new one, very personally. You will not find anyone in the city of Boston who will be as committed, dedicated and disciplined about selling your home or finding you the perfect new one. She will aggressively pursue every possible angle, avenue and strategy to arrive at the best possible outcome. People often talk about finding the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best auto mechanic. If you are looking for the best real estate agent in Boston, look no further than Melinda Sarkis."

-- John M., March 2010

"Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic. Melinda is smart and knows when and how to help you make a decision; she is very responsive and makes you think you are her only customer. I would wholeheartedly recommend her and her assistant, Mary Flynn, is equally superb. They turned what could have been a very painful process into a very acceptable procedure with good results."

-- James C., April 2010

"Melinda was the most professional and the most enthusiastic of all the agents we interviewed when hunting for a home in Boston. She was truly in a class above everyone else. She gave us great advice, and we were very impressed with her knowledge of the properties and neighborhoods. Thanks to her negotiating skills, we were able to buy our new home at a price lower than we expected. We had full confidence in her every step of the way."

-- Joe and Sue St. M, May 2010

"Working with Melinda was fantastic! I always felt like I was her only client. Melinda is professional, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Melinda was a tremendous asset in the purchase of my first home. The same can be said for her assistant, Mary. I would highly recommend this team to anyone looking to purchase a home!"

-- Kelly, October 2010