I sold East Side homes to all these people. Most relocated from out of town. Most began their home search on the internet. They found my website, www.ProvidenceEastSide.com, on the first page of their Google search. My site's extensive content hooked them and they most likely relied on it as their primary source for East Side real estate information. This is how I attract buyers to me and to homes for sale like yours.
Most of these buyers now live in Providence, many on the East Side in the neighborhoods near Brown University. They have given me permission to share a little of their experiences.
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 in 2008, when I sold them 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
This couple relocated from New York City. I sold them 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 sold them this wonderful home that was 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 sold them 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 sold them 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 advice. 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 came from Johns Hopkins to Brown to pursue a PhD in Sociology. I sold her an affordable, but very nice condominium close to campus. Oi-Ying is originally from Hong Kong. I look forward to working with her again, when it's time to sell.
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 sold them 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 was 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 their daughter 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 I sold it to them! 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. I sold them 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! I just sold them this East Side home which will better accommodate their growing family.
Jen is a Family Medicine Resident. She was a first-time homebuyer and I sold her 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. I sold them this home in the Blackstone neighborhood.
Anthony is a philosophy professor at Providence College. He wanted downtown living, so I sold him this condo at Providence Residences. He enjoys the amenities, 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 a 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 - - I sold them their first house!
$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, when I sold them 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
I sold them this large home for their large family. They 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 eyewear firm.
Bill & Pat
I sold this couple's Benefit Street condo.
From our first contact it was evident that Chris was professional, knowledgeable and thorough.
It was immediately evident that he knew the Providence East Side well and understood the added value of an East Side location.
After viewing our property and discussing our objectives and timing, Chris laid out a plan that would both accommodate our needs and utilize market timing. However, even before our listing date Chris got word out that our property was available and we closed on the property about three months earlier than expected, which, as Chris knew, would be ideal for our situation. Being out of state (this was our second home) we relied heavily on Chris to guide us through the selling process and we were not disappointed. Working with Chris was like working with a family friend. He knew our needs and went beyond requirements to exceed them. I heartily recommend Chris Healy.
Nitin & Sherilyn
Relocated from Columbus, Ohio so Nitin could teach engineering at Brown. I sold them 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. I sold them their first home here. Rashelle is a psychologist and Chris is a medical doctor. I've enjoyed helping them and watching them raise their two young sons. When the time came for them to relocate, they then hired me to sell their home.
Susana and Kevin
I sold these busy professionals 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!
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. I sold them their first home. When Casey's sister moved to Providence to complete her medical residency, I sold her 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.
John & April
This couple and their son relocated from Vermont. I sold them 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. Selling them a home 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. I sold them this large, newly built home in the Providence suburbs.
Julia is an emergency room doctor and was a first-time homebuyer. I sold her this wonderful single family home on a corner lot in the Blackstone neighborhood.
Kiri and James
I sold first-time homebuyers, Keri and James, 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!
Kate & Kris
This couple was renting in the Boston area because they were priced out of home ownership there. They decided to buy in Providence for its affordability, reasonable commuting distance and proximity to the bay for sailing. They purchase a three family home on the East Side.
Aaron is a medical doctor. I sold him 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. I sold them an East Side condo as a convenient second home for when Sandra 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. I sold them this 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 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 who last time was on the other side of the negotiating table!
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 were first time homebuyers. Zuhair is a medical resident and Rubina is a pharmacist. I sold them 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. I sold them 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. I sold them 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 is a past Olympic skier from Aspen, CO and Cayman Islands. When he attended Brown University, I sold him 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.
Tom and Tarra
I sold these first-time homebuyers and newlyweds 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 house on College Hill through me. The cook's kitchen and vibrant neighborhood sold them!
David & Cristine
Relocated from Little Rock by Johnson & Johnson.
The Groces were first-time homebuyers whom I sold 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.
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 refereed 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 sold them this beautiful home in the Oak Hill neighborhood. If they ever sell, I plan to help make them a nice profit.
Relocated from MIT to Brown University
Valeri's father purchased a condo for her to use while she completes a doctorate in neuroscience. I sold them a nice quiet, safe condo that was reasonably priced.
Brittney & Yuri
Relocated from Tulane University to Brown
This newlywed couple moved to Providence to complete their PhDs in French Literature. I sold them a condominium a short walk to Brown where they are now faculty.
Relocated from Indiana
Betsy is a retired attorney and historian. She moved to Providence to research slave ownership by Quakers. I sold her 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 sold this couple a home in Barrington. Alix is an internist and Marshall is a dentist.
I sold Len 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 is an oral surgeon whose family lives in El Paso, TX. His daughter is attending Brown Medical School. I sold them a condominium at Eastside Commons in Wayland Square.
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. I sold them this wonderfully restored bungalow on the East Side of Providence. Jesse and Josh were referred to me by a satisfied client! Thank you!
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 who purchased one of his condos. Shawn had previously worked with several other prominent local Realtors. He liked what he saw, so hired me.
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 by aelling her a new construction condo on Federal Hill. Cathy found me through my website and appreciated how well the site presented information about Providence.
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 sold her a nice condo in the Oak Hill neighborhood.
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