Bija helped us buy our first home in a very unusual manner, as we put an offer sight unseen... in a highly competitive situation. She was very knowledgeable about the area, and answered all the questions we had as first time buyers. she also had a great team along and we had great experience with our mortgage broker and our lawyer, all recommended by Bija.
Emilie and Dimitri
Our home buying experience with Bija as our Agent has been a fantastic experience and something that we couldn’t have dreamed up. She is so knowledgeable about all of the aspects of the Home Buying Process and communicated this to us in non-technical terms that we could easily understand and is a master of the buying process. Her Customer Service has been unmatched from anything we have experienced before, which is highlighted by her lightening fast responses via phone, email, and in person meetings. Her patience and understanding with our extremely active 2 ½ year old was very impressive and made working with her that much easier. By spending the time to get to know us and what we were looking for she gave us advance notice on the home we ended up purchasing by bringing the pending listing to our attention and setting up a Private viewing before the Open House. Then, she used several different elements to craft an offer that was superior in a multiple bid situation in Arlington. Even prior to the acceptance of the offer, she had engaged an Attorney and contacted our Mortgage Consultant to get things in motion if the offer was accepted. Finally, she presented our offer in person to the Seller and Seller’s Agent. We could go on and on as to all of the other little things she did to make our Dream Home a reality, but simple words can’t express our satisfaction with Bija. Though, we have only been working with her for 2+ weeks, it feels as though we have known her for years. Hopefully you will make the wisest choice and have her as your Buying Agent too as she is the Best!!
Kumi and Bob Bell
We were extremely satisfied with Bija's performance as our buyer's agent on a 2M property in Lexington. Bija understood very quickly what we were looking for based on our reactions to the first properties we visited. Coming from abroad, she was of excellent advice to recommend the best possible town of residence for us. Her work with us went way beyond the mission of a buyer's agent, including making sure that we had all we needed long after the deal was closed. Bija is extremely professional and efficient, very capable and in control. She adapted her schedule to be 100% available for us while we were in town. She is amazingly open minded and loves to meet new people of different origins. She is cultivated and fun and really a great person to work with. She places her client's interest first and is more interested in the people themselves than the financial transaction. We cannot recommend her more strongly.
N and C Phelps, Lexington
If you want to sell your house fast, with very little stress, hire Bija. Having interacted with other realtors in the Belmont/Arlington area, I can honestly say that Bija is the best. She is straightforward, professional, courteous, and extremely hard-working. She once came over at midnight to let me in because I had left my key at work. And even at midnight, she was dressed to the nines, and cheery as can be.
And if that isn't enough - remember this number - 3.
3 days from listing to offer and acceptance - on a little Cape in Arlington.
Bija is a blessing. Seriously, hire her.
T Lee morris
We loved working with Bija! She made what could've been a very stressful process of first time home buying into a smooth and pleasant experience. One thing that makes her stand out is her superior level of client service. She was there anticipating our every need, provided valuable advice about the process, and went above and beyond through everey transaction so there were little to no worries on our end. She was also great at negotiating the right price for us. Her upbeat personality and enthusiasm were contagious. We would highly recommend her not only for her professionalism, but also because she is an all around terrific person to know.
It's something close to a miracle that I found a home that fit all my requirements. And I really couldn't have done it without Bija. She is truly a genius when it comes to making things happen, and in the way they should! She worked with me every step of the way, which was important being a first time home buyer. And what's more she makes it fun, even the stressful times of bidding and closing! Can't thank you enough, Bija!! xoxoxo
We were both first-time homebuyers and had no idea where to begin, so we googled First-Time Home Buyers Seminars in Arlington and found Bija's class. We liked what we saw online and decided to come to the class, which ended up being a really good idea. The class introduced us to Bija and the mortgage lender who we used for the whole process. Bija was very professional and helpful in all aspects (from driving radon gas test containers to a lab in New Hampshire to recommending contractors, inspectors, etc.). She guided us from beginning to end and was a friend to us throughout the whole process, and still remains in contact afterwards. We would highly recommend Bija and this seminar to anyone.
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Lyndsay Richmond and Stanley Goldin
Bija was a pleasure to work with. She has very good instincts for the various aspects of the business, and as a FTHB I appreciated the insight she was able to offer on both the technical and financial sides of house hunting. She pays attention to your interests and concerns, and doesn't waste your time showing you properties that don't align with your criteria. Bija definitely helped make the whole process less stressful than it might have been otherwise.
Bija pulled off a real tour-de-force in helping us buy our condo. We did not even have our house on the market yet when we found the condo we wanted, and I didn’t think we could put an offer on it — but it was exactly what we had been looking for. Bija crafted an offer and a purchase and sale that had to have many contingencies given the circumstances, but was accepted by the sellers. She helped guide the process, coming up with fixes for problems that arose, making sure that everything proceeded as smoothly as possible. At the same time, she helped us sell our house quickly (sold for full asking price in 5 days). Bija is a truly extraordinary agent, and I am SO glad that we found her!
Carol and John Chamberlain
Bija is SO committed to her job. She always went above and beyond expectations to help us sell our home and find a new home that better suited our family. She should get a raise or a promotion!
Tina and Joe Lee
Bija was a wonderful, knowledgeable, thorough and compassionate
professional during the entire house buying process. Even though she
wasn't too familiar with the area we ended up buying in, she did
everything from neighborhhod research, safety of the area and proximity
to amenities we were look for. She also made sure if was the right
place for us! I would absolutely recommend her services to anyone
looking to buy a home, especially first time homebuyers. We feel we
were very fortunate to find someone in this industry that we could
trust. Thank you!!
Trish and Mike Z.
After renting an apartment in Arlington for five years I wanted to buy real estate in the Arlington area. As a property owner in a foreign country (South Africa) I found the American real estate system rather confusing. I was very fortunate to have Bija as my agent. She presented me with a step-by-step guide on how the entire process works. She is an excellent teacher and her mission is to ensure that her clients understand and are in control of the entire process. I enjoyed working with Bija and we have remained friends after the purchase was complete. I have and will continue to recommend Bija to my friends, especially first-time buyers. It is a pleasure working with her and knowing her as a friend.
I am a developer, and I buy and sell property professionally. I have chosen to work with Bija as my Buyers Agent through several transactions, and I have come to trust her judgment, ability, intuition, and hard work. People underestimate what it takes to put the ‘right’ deal together, and track it all the way through to closing. If someone close to me were looking for a Realtor, I would strongly advise them to seek out Bija as their Buyer Agent. She is a true professional
I was trying to sell my house in a down market, and didn't want to pay two mortgages for long. Bija and her team helped me market my house in a way that enhanced its curb appeal and played to its strengths. She was especially valuable in helping me stage and price the property. There was a bidding war and I had four above-asking offers the day after the open house and closed exactly 5 weeks later. Needless to say, I'm extremely pleased and strongly recommend Bija.
There are lots of good real estate agents, but Bija Satterlee is among the very best! She took the time to learn what we were looking for in a house and then directed us to only those houses that fit the bill. Bija made looking for a house so much easier than we expected because she respected our desires and really understood what we wanted. Her communication skills are excellent. She has a strong work ethic. She stays in touch and responds quickly to all calls and emails. She goes the extra mile to answer all questions and respond to concerns. Bija is a delightful person! It was our great luck to find her, and we thoroughly enjoyed working with her. We would not hesitate to call her again and have already referred her to several of our friends.
Eileen and Paul Winslow
Bija came into our life through real estate but is now a real family friend. We actually combined two households, selling two homes, and buying our bigger, true Dream Home, for our blended family. Through three highly-coordinated transactions with Bija, she demonstrated skill, excellent communication, sincerity, humor, common sense, patience, and excellent negotiation ability! She is truly one of the best, and we couldn’t be happier with her as our Realtor. Of course we highly recommend her to anyone considering a real estate transaction!
Bija offers so much more than the standard sales associate — everyone she recommended to us (mortgage officer, lawyer, contractor for fixing problem areas of house, window cleaner, house cleaner ) — every one of them was superb. And Bija helped stage our house, bringing in some of her own furniture. Bija is amazingly good at her job, and an absolute pleasure to work with.
Bija Satterlee was excellent; we believe her personality, approach, advice and assertiveness led directly to a sale within two days.
We met Bija at an Open House in Arlington Heights, at a beautiful bungalow, newly renovated. As first time buyers we needed help, and were open to Bija’s guidance and professional advice. After months of looking in several towns and neighborhoods, we ended up … back at that beautiful bungalow! We got our offer accepted, and with so many details we were relieved to have Bija coordinating things. She is personable, persistent, patient, all the things newbie home buyers like us needed in abundance! She will listen to you, help you find your home, and take care of things you never dreamed needed doing. We wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home!
Sutton and William Rockwood
Our family started to outgrow our lovely Cape we had recently renovated, so we started looking at bigger houses with Bija. Several months and towns later, Diana fell in love with a newly renovated home in Kelwyn Manor, and knew that was the one. There was actually another offer on it. These were nerve wracking times, because we were expecting our second child, and still needed to sell our first home. With her transaction expertise, we successfully negotiated and purchased our second home, plus Bija got us over asking price with multiple offers in one weekend on the sale of our Cape! Bija loves what she does, and goes above the call of duty. We can say at this point she is not only our trusted Realtor, but a friend of the family.
Ethan and Diana Gee
As newlyweds we were relocating from London to Arlington ~ and Bija was the glue that made it possible! With a rented apartment and belongings in storage, we began our search, and since she zero'd in to our preferences so quickly, we were able to find the home of our dreams. The experience was so clear once we ‘found’ the house. Bija got us smoothly through the negotiations, coordinating everything with the inspection, p&s, and also the sellers, who had yet to find housing! At every turn if we needed something, Bija was the resource for it. Everything worked out; we have 'landed' in our new home, and we are delighted to recommend Bija to all our friends, looking for the most outstanding Buyers Agent in Arlington!
Julie and James Haiar
We know we got a good deal on our house. We got a good rate with our mortgage, and we couldn’t have had a better Buyers Agent than Bija. Everything just clicked,… By working with Bija we felt confident that we had seen all the available properties, and when she did a comparative analysis, we knew we were getting a good deal on the house. We learned so much as we went along, with Bija coaching and advising us. It was a smooth closing, and since we have heard stories of some people’s problems with buying a home, we feel lucky to have gone through our deal as safely as we did. It allowed us to get a home we could completely modify to our "Dream Home" and for this we are extremely happy! Bija was an excellent advisor and ally every step of the way - we highly recommend her!
Pete and Stephanie Slonka
Bija helped us buy our Arlington dream home. We knew right away when we saw our townhome, that it was perfect for us. It was so easy working with Bija. She was very personable and professional and warm, quickly returning calls, answering questions, solving problems, moving everything toward Closing… We had questions about our fence, storage shed, and issues with a possible gas leak... It was overall a smooth transition, and we would highly recommend Bija to others planning on buying a home, especially in Arlington!
Seth and Allison Berger
We were first time home buyers, and ended up buying a home where Bija had the listing with the Sellers. We were pleased with how everything was handled, including the negotiation, and felt everything was handled professionally and fairly. Even though she sold us the house years ago she still keeps in regular touch with us, and is always sending us useful information about home ownership and Arlington market information. She is a very giving person and a true professional. She gives real estate agents a good name. If you need a first class Realtor, call Bija!
James and Erin Weinberg
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