Testimonials

"We worked with Dana during the purchase of our first home. Dana was amazing to work with. She was always available via e-mail and phone as well as very good at responding to our inquiries. Her...

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"We worked with Dana during the purchase of our first home. Dana was amazing to work with. She was always available via e-mail and phone as well as very good at responding to our inquiries. Her expertise of the Somerville and Cambridge areas really helped us pinpoint the properties we were interested in. Most importantly, once we decided to make an offer Dana moved the process along smoothly from determining the appropriate offer price, gathering the condo docs, blue prints, and other documents from the home owners, as well as recommending a very good lawyer to represent us during the closing process. We couldn’t have asked for a better agent to help us with our first home purchase. We would definitely work with Dana again in the future."

P. Herring,

Buyer Cambridge
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“Dana helped me sell my house and was able to get over the asking price! My situation was particularly challenging because I had a tennant in my house who was a bit difficult to work with and Dana...

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“Dana helped me sell my house and was able to get over the asking price! My situation was particularly challenging because I had a tennant in my house who was a bit difficult to work with and Dana was key in helping me navigate that situation. She produced a very thorough analysis of recent sales in the area and clearly explained the rationale for the proposed asking price. I also have a very busy work schedule and Dana was extremely helpful in getting my house ready for the showing. and keeping my stress level to a minimum. I received an offer after the first open house, which I believe was due to Dana’s expertise and dilligence. Dana is also very personable, easy to communicate with, and very patient. I will recommend her to anyone I know who is buying or selling property and I would work with her again in the future!”

Judy W.,

Seller Cambridge
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“We could not have asked for a better agent!! Dana was amazing…hard working, professional, reliable, tough when we needed her to be, pleasant, etc. I can’t say enough. She found us a wonderful house...

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“We could not have asked for a better agent!! Dana was amazing…hard working, professional, reliable, tough when we needed her to be, pleasant, etc. I can’t say enough. She found us a wonderful house (in a location we would not have thought of); and she also helped sell our house at over our expected final price. We recommend her highly.”

Christopher D.,

Seller and Buyer Cambridge
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“What great luck we had finding Dana! She was able to expertly and patiently navigate us through the many neighborhoods of Boston, taking care to select only those properties that actually aligned...

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“What great luck we had finding Dana! She was able to expertly and patiently navigate us through the many neighborhoods of Boston, taking care to select only those properties that actually aligned with out interests. Dana also has a great network of mortgage brokers and attorneys that have a long history of working together. We were so surprised how smooth this process was and love our new home in Jamaica Plain. Thank you Dana!”

Buck S.,

Buyer Jamaica Plain
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“Dana assisted my wife and I in the buying of our new home. This was the home we had been talking about as a family for quite a while and when it came on the market there were 11 other bidders for...

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“Dana assisted my wife and I in the buying of our new home. This was the home we had been talking about as a family for quite a while and when it came on the market there were 11 other bidders for the home. Dana managed to negotiate with the sellers and to keep us within our price range, albeit at the max. We were awarded the home and really feel like it wouldn’t have happened without Dana’s help. Additionally, she managed to rent out current apartment out in just three days at a very competitive monthly rate. Overall we really couldn’t be happier to have had Dana’s help in the process. We would have been lost without her.”

Matt R.,

Seller and Buyer South End
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“I’ve used Dana as my realtor on several occasions and in different roles, representing me as a buyer’s agent, as a seller’s agent and as landlord’s agent for renting out my property. Dana was...

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“I’ve used Dana as my realtor on several occasions and in different roles, representing me as a buyer’s agent, as a seller’s agent and as landlord’s agent for renting out my property. Dana was extremely effective every time, always delivering her very best to get me the most positive outcome. She’s in tune with the realestate market in the same way that she is with my personal preferences and desires. She is a diligent worker and extremely responsive. I’ll certainly keep on counting on Dana for all my future real estate needs.”

Gustavo M.

Seller and Buyer Cambridge
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“I would recommend Dana to anybody searching for a home. I recently closed on a house after 6 months of searching with Dana as my Real Estate agent. She is very knowledgeable, diligent, and extremely ...

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“I would recommend Dana to anybody searching for a home. I recently closed on a house after 6 months of searching with Dana as my Real Estate agent. She is very knowledgeable, diligent, and extremely nice and pleasure to work with. The closing process with the bank was pretty rough, her assistance and involvement during that time was invaluable. She never let me down.”

Sean S.

Buyer Somerville
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"It is without hesitation that I give Dana Schaefer a 5 Star rating! Nearly 10 years ago she helped up find our first home and recently helped us sell it. She was generous with both her time and her...

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"It is without hesitation that I give Dana Schaefer a 5 Star rating! Nearly 10 years ago she helped up find our first home and recently helped us sell it. She was generous with both her time and her knowledge. We felt completely supported throughout the process, both times!"

Alice Vogler,

Buyer and Seller, Fort Hill, Boston
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"Dana was extremely helpful in helping me buying a condo in the Boston area. I was moving in from out of town, which was challenging not knowing the real estate market there very well, but Dana...

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"Dana was extremely helpful in helping me buying a condo in the Boston area. I was moving in from out of town, which was challenging not knowing the real estate market there very well, but Dana helped make the transition very easy. I would recommend Dana for anyone looking to buy a home!"

Tom Wyche

Buyer Chelsea Ma
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“Dana is truly professional and has a great knowledge of the local real estate market. She made the sale of our house less stressful, and the selling process was impeccable. We were truly happy with...

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“Dana is truly professional and has a great knowledge of the local real estate market. She made the sale of our house less stressful, and the selling process was impeccable. We were truly happy with the sale outcome. We would recommend Dana 100%. Thank you Dana for all of your hard work!”

Maria C.,

Seller Cambridge
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"Dana is an excellent real estate agent. I have worked with her when she was acting on behalf of a seller and engaged her as my own agent with both selling and buying a property. Dana always...

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"Dana is an excellent real estate agent. I have worked with her when she was acting on behalf of a seller and engaged her as my own agent with both selling and buying a property. Dana always addresses every issue and concern immediately and never gives up. She is also very calm and reassuring but at the same time ‘says it as it is’. Her attention to detail is excellent and she doesn’t leave any stone unturned. Her knowledge of the Boston market is great, in particular condos and lofts in the city and surrounding towns. Highly recommended.”

Stewart K.,

Seller and Buyer
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“Dana was awesome to work with! She was our seller agent for 2 properties this year. She understands the market and will give you the best advice possible. She is very reliable. I would recommend her ...

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“Dana was awesome to work with! She was our seller agent for 2 properties this year. She understands the market and will give you the best advice possible. She is very reliable. I would recommend her to anyone as well as use her in the future.”

T. Ozzy,

Seller
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“Dana is AWESOME!! She helped us negotiate the turbulent waters of the Boston Real Estate Market. We found a single family home in West Roxbury that we loved. Unfortunately, many other couples loved...

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“Dana is AWESOME!! She helped us negotiate the turbulent waters of the Boston Real Estate Market. We found a single family home in West Roxbury that we loved. Unfortunately, many other couples loved it too, and a bidding process began. We consulted with Dana, and through her steady guidance our’s was the winning bid. She was invaluable in working with us from the beginning, and she never flagged or tired, or lost patience with us, even when we had to pull out of a deal where we had already made an offer. She was a friend and an advocate, and we are so grateful to her for her steady hand. Dana also helped me to find tenants for my loft condominium in JP. Without that, the deal for the single family home would’ve fallen through. Dana located tenants in less than 1 week, making sure we get to move into our dream home. We cannot thank her enough, and HIGHLY recommend her as both a buyer’s and seller’s agent. Believe me, you will not be disappointed with Dana!”

Peter D.,

Seller and Buyer Jamaica Plain
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“As a developer, I can honestly say Dana is one of the best agents in the greater Boston area (if not the best). She did a tremendous job for us and was able to sell our units in one of the worst...

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“As a developer, I can honestly say Dana is one of the best agents in the greater Boston area (if not the best). She did a tremendous job for us and was able to sell our units in one of the worst economies ever. Easy to work with, precise, and willing to go the extra mile to guarantee units are sold. She was readily available and always called back immediately (one of my biggest pet peeves with previous agents). I would highly recommend Dana to anyone interested in condo sales, etc.. “

Mario M.,

Developer
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“Being new in the US and US house market we were very pleased to work with a very qualified and patient agent. We expended months looking for the ideal house that could fulfill all our needs (not...

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“Being new in the US and US house market we were very pleased to work with a very qualified and patient agent. We expended months looking for the ideal house that could fulfill all our needs (not easy!!!) and was in our budget. She did not fade down a bit and kept helping us find the home we wanted in the area we wanted. She helped us from the search to the loan until we finally got the keys on our hands.
Dana always was there helping and explaining every step and hesitation we had. I strong recommend her services, honesty and tirelessness. She is a very good agent that we were very lucky to find!!!

Gabriel C.

Buyer Somerville
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"Dana Schaefer is a consummate professional. She is ALWAYS available to help with any questions I may have. At EVERY stage of the process of the sale, I was fully informed and as relaxed as possible. ...

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"Dana Schaefer is a consummate professional. She is ALWAYS available to help with any questions I may have. At EVERY stage of the process of the sale, I was fully informed and as relaxed as possible. (Selling a home is only so relaxing of course) She guided me through the process with care and due diligence. At NO point throughout the process was I left to want more from her. Her service was as amazing in 2015 as it was in 2004 when she was my agent for the purchase of the very same home!! I cannot say enough good things about her!!"

Owen B.,

Seller and Buyer Jamaica Plain
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"Dana has been an absolute pleasure to work with. Amidst the entire selling process she was incredible attentive to any need and was accountable to be on sight at short notice in order to appease the ...

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"Dana has been an absolute pleasure to work with. Amidst the entire selling process she was incredible attentive to any need and was accountable to be on sight at short notice in order to appease the buyer, home inspector, and fire department. Over the course the negotiation Dana worked to coordinate mortgages with two banks and ultimately close the deal on a unique loft built originally built in the late 1800's. I had several weeks of travel of the course of selling this property and because of Dana's diligences, I never had to worry that matters were being taken care of. I would highly recommend Dana to anyone who is trying to sell his or her home."

Pat Lahey,

Buyer and Seller Boston MA
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"Dana did an amazing job with finding tenants for our townhouse. She gave us excellent and thorough advice about cosmetic fixes that would help turn things around quickly at an off-peak time of year, ...

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"Dana did an amazing job with finding tenants for our townhouse. She gave us excellent and thorough advice about cosmetic fixes that would help turn things around quickly at an off-peak time of year, and was able to deliver a signed lease in record time. We are sure that much of this was due to her knowledge of the neighborhood and the advantages of this area. Dana was a great communicator and keep us informed at every step of the process. We would recommend her 100% to anyone needing either a buyers’ or sellers’ agent. Thank you Dana!!!"

Sarah Springer

Owner Cambridge Ma
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“Dana was very professional. She was knowledgeable and kept me informed throughout the whole process of selling. She kept track of the timeline and made sure everything was meeting its...

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“Dana was very professional. She was knowledgeable and kept me informed throughout the whole process of selling. She kept track of the timeline and made sure everything was meeting its deadlines.Would highly recommend her.”

Robyn K.,

Seller South End
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“It is the second time we are working with Dana and this tells a lot what we think about her services. Her reliability, hard working, patience and persistence are very important as well as how...

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“It is the second time we are working with Dana and this tells a lot what we think about her services. Her reliability, hard working, patience and persistence are very important as well as how trust-full she is for us. We are very picky and particular an she totally understood our needs and helped us find, again, a very nice home. She also did a very competent and fast job selling our old place above the asking price that is very important.
Dana has managed to close the selling and buying contracts very professionally and in a perfect timing closing both transactions just in time to make us move. Very trustful and reliable professional that we recommend.”

G. Corbellini,

Seller and Buyer Somerville
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“Dana was great. She sold me my apartment 7 years ago and it was my pleasure to have her sell it for me seven years later. She’s smart, persistent, has a firm grasp on the market and is reliable and...

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“Dana was great. She sold me my apartment 7 years ago and it was my pleasure to have her sell it for me seven years later. She’s smart, persistent, has a firm grasp on the market and is reliable and easy to work with. She got the job done in a tough market as well.”

Ryan H.,

Seller and Buyer Jamaica Plain
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“We couldn’t have navigated the home buying process without Dana. She has an endless supply of energy, knowledge and patience that helped us find a home we love. We had complete trust in Dana and...

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“We couldn’t have navigated the home buying process without Dana. She has an endless supply of energy, knowledge and patience that helped us find a home we love. We had complete trust in Dana and always believed she had our best interest at heart. I can’t recommend her enough!”

JoLeigh G.,

Buyer West Roxbury
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“I was a first-time homebuyer and began working with Dana after ending my partnership with another agent. I had been searching for a home for 7 months and had become a bit discouraged. Dana was...

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“I was a first-time homebuyer and began working with Dana after ending my partnership with another agent. I had been searching for a home for 7 months and had become a bit discouraged. Dana was recommended to me through good friends and she was more than I could have hoped for. She is very knowledgeable in the area I was looking (South Boston), she provided me with all the information I could need without being pushy. Dana really makes you feel like she is working for your best interest and not for a commission.
Dana gets to know you and what you are looking for an helps to narrow down the vast list of homes on the market. She actually convinced me to view the home I ended up purchasing – I was against it because although it had everything I wanted it was right outside of my preferred location. However she really thought I should at least take a look. I really have to thank her because once I saw it I fell in love. And in reality it’s less than a 5 minute walk from where I wanted to be – it’s actually perfect for me!
The negotiation process was so smooth. Dana provided an entire report with 6 comparables and really broke down why she choose them and what that means for the home I was looking to purchase. The information was in depth but very easy for a non-real estate expert like me to understand. She walked me through the negotiation process and was always in contact with me every step of the way. She explained everything to me so I never felt like I was out of the loop.
I have moved in and am very happy with my new home. Dana also represented my neighbors when they purchased their home, and they had a similar experience to mine – nothing but good things to say. After working with another agent who didn’t do half of what Dana did for me, it was nice to work with someone that made a potentially stressful process a comfortable one.”

Lee B.

Buyer South Boston
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“Just wanted to write you a quick note thanking you. There isn’t a note writer alive who could put into words in this card the gratitude I have for the tremendous job you did at 950 Broadway. I truly ...

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“Just wanted to write you a quick note thanking you. There isn’t a note writer alive who could put into words in this card the gratitude I have for the tremendous job you did at 950 Broadway. I truly believe that without your hard work, perseverance, and overall dedication to this project we would not be even remotely close to the 100% sold that we are today . . . You were the only constant positive in the project from day one to today. I say from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for a job VERY VERY WELL DONE! With the greatest admiration,”

Thomas H.,

Developer
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"I recommend Dana without reservation. From beginning to end, Dana guided me through the process of selling my home with a high level of professionalism. She knew the market well and priced my home...

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"I recommend Dana without reservation. From beginning to end, Dana guided me through the process of selling my home with a high level of professionalism. She knew the market well and priced my home accurately. She then pulled out all the stops to get my listing advertised, and the result was we had a huge turnout for our one and only open house. Soon after she secured a fantastic offer and guided me through the process of selling the home. I really didn't have to lift a finger. I still can't believe how simple the whole process was, thanks to Dana. Throughout the process, I knew I could rely on her to be accurate, thorough, and hard-working on my behalf. I always had complete confidence in her, and knew that she was just a phone call away whenever I had questions. I would absolutely work with her again."

Derek Kalchbrenner

Seller, Boston MA
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"Dana is an incredible real estate professional. She takes pride in her work and it shows! She knows the Chelsea and surrounding area very well and therefore knows how to market the real estate. She...

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"Dana is an incredible real estate professional. She takes pride in her work and it shows! She knows the Chelsea and surrounding area very well and therefore knows how to market the real estate. She took beautiful pictures of our condo and was able to sell it in less than a week even with blizzards and terrible weather. I've worked with her twice and both times have been seamless and enjoyable"

Stephanie Altavilla

Seller Chelsea Ma
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Cambridge MA 02138
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