Homebuyer Client References


Meet some of my clients who recently purchased homes . . . .

Most of my buyer clients relocate to Providence from out of town and usually begin their home search on the internet. Many find and use my website, then contact me for help - - maybe for an opinion on a particular property, or to get my recommendation on neighborhoods or property values. I am happy to help and make myself available to educate them on the particulars of the Providence real estate market and what may be different about buying a home here. First-time homebuyers particularly appreciate that I guide them through and manage the entire process. This removes much of the stress of dealing with unknowns, and helps make buying a home an enjoyable experience.

Meet some of my buyer clients. They were all where you may be right now - - thinking about buying a home in the Providence area. We worked together to successfully find the best homes and then purchased them at a good, fair price. Most now live in Providence, many on the East Side in the neighborhoods near Brown University. They have given me permission to share their experiences.

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Nathan & Sally
Relocated from Charlottesville, Virginia
Nathan enrolled in a PhD program in Architectural History at Brown University/RISD. Sally is a graphic designer. They were first-time homebuyers when, in 2008, I helped them purchase this home in the Fox Point neighborhood, just a short walk to both campuses. Nathan described this beautiful and historically interesting walk as, "walking through Candy Land". In 2014, done with his studies, I sold their home for a $74,000 profit. Not bad!

Theresa and Aneece
I helped this couple relocate from New York City. They purchased this newly renovated condo on College Hill. Theresa is on the faculty at Brown Univ., Aneece is a freelance writer. They now have a beautiful son who I often see exploring town with his father.

David and Dan
David relocated from Harvard University to Brown to be Interim Director of the Watson Institute for International Studies. Dan is an attorney and faculty in International Studies. I helped them purchase this wonderful home that is just a short walk to David's Department.

Frank & Arlene
Downsized from an oceanfront home in Massachusetts to this contemporary city home on the East Side of Providence. I helped them find this house which wouldn't require much work other than cosmetic. Frank owns a television production company and Arlene is a professional fiber artist.



Laura and Remo
This couple relocated from Yale to Brown. They are both cardiologists. I helped them find this newly renovated condominium that's conveniently located between RI and Miriam Hospitals. Remo and I have become good friends and we like to share investment tips. Update: Careers have pulled this couple to Delaware, so I sold their condo to a couple from the Midwest whose grown son and grandchild live in Providence.

Oi-Ying
Oi-Ying came from Johns Hopkins to Brown to pursue a PhD in Sociology. I helped her find an affordable, but very nice condominium close to campus. Oi-Ying is originally from Hong Kong. Despite her young age and small size, Oi-Ying is the strongest negotiator I've had the pleasure to meet! I learned a thing or two! When it's time for her to sell, I look forward to working with her again.
Diego & Alicia
Diego is an architect and Alicia is an artist. They are originally from Columbia. Alicia hired me to sell their townhouse condominium on the East Side and buy a home nearby. They wanted a larger kitchen, more room for her studio and a fenced yard for their black lab.




Barbara & Tom
Relocated from Scarsdale, NY
This retired couple wanted to downsize and be closer to their summer home in Westport, MA. I helped them purchase this historic home on Benefit Street, just a few doors down from a home I used to own. They appreciated my advice based on first-hand knowledge of the location. From their new home, they can walk to just about everything.


Kip, Judith and Paige
This family is my latest, best buyer clients. They were living in Pasadena and retiring the following year. They found my website and reached out to me. They planned to relocate East to be closer to Paige, who was graduating from NYU and settling in NYC. They had never been to Providence and their first visit here was during a blizzard! They were able to see past the snow drifts and liked what they saw. Kip had worked at UCLA and Judith, Cal Tech, so they felt at home in a sophisticated college town environment. They sold their home, put their stuff in storage and moved into the Biltmore Hotel downtown. They waited for the perfect house to come on the market. It did, and we got it! Their home is in Wayland Square where they can walk to everything.

Jodi & Dario
Relocated from Miami and VT
I first worked with Jodi and Dario when they were new medical residents, as well as newlyweds and first-time homebuyers. They bought a condo on the East Side, close to the hospitals and right across the street from where I now live. Careers pulled them away from RI, so they hired me to sell their condo. Update: They're back! Just helped them buy this East Side home which will better accommodate their growing family.

Jen
Jen is a Family Medicine Resident. She was a first-time homebuyer and bought a condominium within a quick commute to Rhode Island Hospital. I enjoy working with first-time homebuyers like Jen.



Jeanette and Arnold
Before buying this home in the Blackstone neighborhood, these medical doctors and first time homebuyers were renting at Waterplace, a highrise downtown. When they bought, there were few homes of this quality on the market. In fact, this house had multiple offers from potential buyers -- one offer was from Arnold's boss. I helped them avoid overpaying, while still winning this house. Arnold's boss was gracious. It pays to have the better buyer's agent working on your behalf.

Anthony
Anthony is a philosophy professor at Providence College. He chose downtown living at Providence Residences for the amenities and convenience and city views. Anthony made a very smart purchase that has, in a short time, substantially appreciated in value. Well done!
Elliott & Hamideh
These happy first-time homebuyers set a $100,000 price cap. Elliott hangs art at a museum by day and is a musician by night. Hamideh is a bench jeweler with ambitions to create her own jewelry line. They want to keep their monthly housing cost low so that they can continue saving for their bigger dream of creating a large live/work studio, perhaps from a converted firehouse or factory. I enjoy helping people achieve their goals and dreams. We did it!





$3+ Million private sale
It takes special skills to orchestrate and negotiate the sale of a property that is not on the market. This is especially true when the seller doesn't need to sell and it is a discretionary purchase for the buyer -- they don't need to buy. In this case, what began with me knocking on the homeowner's door and presenting a credible scenario of a sale to a likely prospective buyer, ended a few days later in one of the largest ever residential sales in Providence.





Michael and Kate
Relocated from Syracuse and are now faculty at Brown. In Syracuse they owned a home built in the 1970s and in a typical suburban neighborhood. In Providence they went for a daring change, purchasing a historic home in the Fox Point neighborhood on the East Side. They are enjoying the experience of their "new" home and love being able to walk to their offices.

Richard & Kristie
Relocated from Signal Mountain, TN
They needed a large home for their large family. They also wanted to live in an urban setting like the East Side. Richard liked the short commute to work in the suburbs where he is the Marketing VP at an international fashion eye wear firm.




Nitin & Sherilyn
Relocated from Columbus, Ohio so Nitin could teach engineering at Brown. I helped them find and purchase this single family home, with two-car garage and on a double-size lot, in the compact College Hill neighborhood. This gave Nitin the house he wanted, along with a short walk to work!

Rashelle & Chris
Relocated from Massachusetts
When Rashelle found my website, she and Chris were newlyweds and first-time homebuyers. They thoroughly checked out the suburbs before deciding to live on the East Side of Providence. The first house they made an offer on, had hidden termite damage that my inspector found. We walked (ran) away and found a better house and negotiated a better price. Rashelle is a psychologist and Chris is a medical doctor. I've enjoyed helping them and watching them raise their two young sons.



Susana and Kevin
These busy professionals bought a home on a quiet street in the Blackstone neighborhood. They wanted a private fenced yard, garage and a home in move-in condition. They got it, and at a good price!

Kate and Casey
Relocated from the West Coast and were first-time homebuyers. Kate worked for CVS, at their Corporate Headquarters. Casey is a yacht broker. Casey says, "Buying a house is not unlike buying a pre-owned yacht. It really helps to have a professional on your side. That's why I chose to work with Chris Healy as my trusted real estate adviser." When Casey's sister moved to Providence to complete her medical residency, I helped her buy a great condo at Eastside Commons. Thanks for the referral Casey! Update: Kate and Casey have moved to be closer to the water. They made a profit when I sold their home.

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John & April
This couple and their son relocated from Vermont. I helped them find this condo on College Hill, ideal for its proximity to Moses Brown School and the neighborhood's walkable, college town feel. John is a preservation architect, Renaissance Man and lots of fun to be around. Working with them was truly my pleasure!

Jinpin Yao & Cen Yang
Relocated from Maryland
Originally from China, Dr. Yao is with Purdue Pharma L.P. and Cen Yang is a concert pianist. They have two children and I helped them purchase this large, newly built home in the Providence suburbs.



Julia
Julia is an emergency room doctor and was a first-time homebuyer. Julia was not working with a buyer's agent when she met me at a real estate Open House. She liked that I was not "pushy", so contacted me for advice on a condominium she was considering buying. I expressed reservations, because the unit's driveway was not approved by the City. What was explained to her as "no problem" by the seller's agent, could indeed be a big problem for Julia, especially come time to resell. We kept looking and found this wonderful single family home on a corner lot in the Blackstone neighborhood.

Kiri and James
First-time homebuyers, Keri and James purchased a loft-style condo on the East Side of Providence. Kiri is an Assistant Professor of Music at Brown University and James is the Business Manager for Rhode Island Public Radio. They choose not to own a car, so bike and walk everywhere. They have since had me represent them in the purchase a single family home on the Est Side, where they keep egg laying chickens (that's probably not what they're called!) They have kept the condo as a long-term investment property and have found it easy to get good tenants. Kiri and James have also given me some great client referrals. Thank you!





Aaron
Aaron is a medical doctor. I helped him have a new home built in Barrington. Aaron wanted a new home that was near the water and town center. He got it all!

Sandra & Andres
Sandra is a Lecturer in the Chemistry Department at Brown and Andres is a Psychiatrist on Cape Cod. They purchased an East Side condo as a convenient second home for when she does not want to commute back home to Cape Cod. Update: Their son is now attending graduate school at Brown, so the condo is now used full time.


Bruce and Leslie
Bruce and Leslie relocated from an oceanfront home in Newport, RI to the East Side of Providence for a more urban lifestyle while still being close to the ocean for sailing. They purchased a historic home in walkable Fox Point. Bruce is a retired insurance and banking executive and Leslie is a practicing psychoanalyst. They love to entertain and throw a great party!

Michael
Michael is a Web Development Manager who downsized to a condominium. He hired me to represent him -- first for the sale, then the purchase. I sold his home for full price and then negotiated a good price for his new condo. Update: The lady who bought Michael's condo, hired me to sell it for her. I think this is a great compliment coming from someone from the other side of the negotiating table!

Donna
Donna is an elementary school teacher. I sold her home in Lincoln. She was referred to me by her financial adviser who also represents another of my clients who was pleased with the results I delivered. I still do not know who this referring client was, but, Thank You!





Zuhair and Rubina
These newlyweds relocated to Providence and are first time homebuyers. Zuhair is a medical resident and Rubina is a pharmacist. They bought a newly built condo on the West Side of Providence with plans to hold onto it as a long-term investment property.

Grant & Christine
Relocated from NYC and Yale University
Both are pursuing advanced degrees at Brown University. They purchased a two-bedroom condominium right near Brown University and close to downtown. They can and do walk to everything.





Marc & Rachel
Relocated from Baltimore. Marc is a tax attorney and Rachel manages their home life and four children. They purchased a home that is walkable to temple and school. The house needed no work, which was a big plus for this busy family. Marc took a chance and bought this house "sight unseen" by Rachel, who was still living in Baltimore with the family. She loved the house when she saw it for the first time on the day of the closing. Well done, Marc!

Dow
Dow is a past Olympic skier from Aspen, CO and Cayman Islands. When he attended Brown University, I helped him buy this large home. It is a convenient one block to campus. When Dow finished his degree, he hired me to sell the house. I found a cash buyer from China. Dow made a six-figure profit.

Making it happen
This seller client is an Intellectual Property and M&A attorney who had already relocated to the west coast. He asked me to sell his two-bedroom condo in Wayland Square. Although the condo was under agreement within days, and for more than list price, the transaction had some curves and hurdles that needed to be carefully managed. After closing on time, I was very happy to receive this complement from my seller.

"Thank you for handling the closing and everything else about this transaction with efficiency, energy and the utmost professionalism. With best regards, SB"

Tom and Tarra
These first-time homebuyers and newlyweds purchased a condominium just off Benefit Street on College Hill. They enjoyed being able to walk to everything. Tarra was even able to walk to work!



Seth and Lana
I sold this couple's lovely condo on College Hill where they lived while attending graduate school at Brown. They moved to NYC where Seth became headmaster of a charter school and Lana works for ABC News.

Jonathan and Charles
Relocated from Virginia and bought a house on College Hill. The cook's kitchen and vibrant neighborhood sold them!

David & Cristine
Relocated from Little Rock by Johnson & Johnson.
I helped these first-time homebuyers purchase a nice condominium on College Hill. Cristine prefers to live in the City with just a 20 minute commute to her office at CVS Headquarters in the suburbs. David is a sales manager. Many years ago, when I was first moving to Providence, I considered renting a condo in this building. I didn't know much about the neighborhood, but figured I couldn't go wrong living in a place that was surrounded by mansions! Great location, close to Brown.




Condo Developer
This condo developer asked me to market and sell the luxury condos he built in the Blackstone neighborhood. He liked the way I promoted real estate and the East Side through my website. He is a very good builder and I have since referred restoration contracting work to him. Relationships with good contractors are valuable for Realtors. I'm happy to share my contractor recommendations with clients.


Simon & Lucy
Relocated from Philadelphia
Simon is a geology professor at University of Rhode Island and Lucy is a language specialist. I helped them find and purchase this beautiful home in the Oak Hill neighborhood. I also negotiated a very good price. If they ever sell, I plan to help make them a nice profit.

Valeri
Relocated from MIT to Brown University
Valeri's father purchased a condo for her to use while she completes a doctorate in neuroscience. We found a nice quiet, safe condo that was reasonably priced. I negotiated for the seller to install central A/C at no charge!
Brittney & Yuri
Relocated from Tulane University to Brown
This newlywed couple moved to Providence to complete their PhDs in French Literature. They purchased a condominium a short walk to Brown where they are now faculty.



Betsy
Relocated from Indiana
Betsy is a retired attorney and historian. She moved to Providence to research slave ownership by Quakers. I helped her find and purchase a condominium on the East Side within walking distance of the RI Historical Society Library and the Quaker Meetinghouse. Several times a week, I see Betsy walk by my house as she heads to the Meetinghouse at the end of my street. Betsy really loves it here, so has decided to make Providence her permanent home!

Alix and Marshall
Relocated from UPenn to Providence
I successfully renegotiated a $30,000 price reduction on the home they purchased in Barrington. Alix is an internist and Marshall is a dentist.

Len
Stonington, CT
Len purchased a condominium for his daughter who was pursuing a degree in architecture at Rhode Island School of Design. Her condo is just a couple of blocks walk to the Architecture Department.
Mark
Mark is an oral surgeon who's family lives in El Paso, TX. His daughter is attending Brown Medical School. They purchased a condominium at Eastside Commons in Wayland Square. When they sell, I will make them a substantial profit. When buying, reselling is always on my mind. Is this a property that I will want to have to sell? How will the price paid today affect the likelihood of a profitable sale in the future? What is the payback of any improvements that need to be made? It is hard for a buyer to also be focused on future selling. That's one of the benefits of having me looking out for your best interest.

Jane Perez
Jane is a lifelong local resident who wanted to downsize. I represented her, in both the sale of her single-family home and the purchase of this new condominium on the East Side.


Jessa and Josh
First-time homebuyers, Jessa and Josh relocated here from Austin, TX. Both are faculty at Brown University. They purchased this wonderfully restored bungalow on the East Side of Providence. Jesse and Josh were refereed to me by a satisfied client! Thank you!

Shawn Kerachsky
Shawn is a condo developer who hired me to sell his new East Side condominium. Shawn became familiar with the quality of how I work, when I represented a buyer client purchasing purchasing one of his condos. Shawn had previously worked with several other prominent local Realtors. He liked what he saw, so hired me.




Cathy
Cathy grew up in Providence where her father taught at Brown. She lived on the west coast for many years, finally in Santa Fe where she retired. She missed New England and Providence so relocated back home. I helped Cathy locate and buy a new construction condo on Federal Hill. Cathy found me through my website and appreciated how well the site presented information about Providence.

Linda
Relocated from the University of Vermont to Rhode Island.
Linda is a PhD Midwife and Brown faculty who is affiliated with Women & Infants Hospital in Providence. I helped Linda learn all about the Providence area and helped her buy a nice condo in the Oak Hill neighborhood.



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