About Elisa Spence
Let My 25 Years of Experience Work for You
Real estate is a serious business, often dealing with an individual's largest and most important purchase or sale: their home. This is a seven-day-a-week business. With patience, honesty, market knowledge and sharp tools, the desired results are achieved.
Real Estate Services Provided by Elisa:
Senior Real Estate Services
Highly developed network of Attorneys, Lenders, Home Inspectors, Movers and Contractors.
What to Expect from Elisa:
Experience! Experience! Experience!
Thorough Market Knowledge
Extensive Marketing Ability & Service
Exceptional Negotiating Skills
Fairness, Honesty, Professional Skill & Understanding
Licensed Realtor since 1988
ABR - Accredited Buyer Representative
SRES - Senior Real Estate Specialist
CRS - Certified Relocation Specialist
Premier Associate, Vice President, Coldwell Banker since 1992
Ranked in top 1-2% Realtors Nationally - Annually
Ranked in top 50 Realtors Coldwell Banker New England-2012
Member-Massachusetts Association of Realtors
Member-National Association of Realtors
Member-Greater Boston Real Estate Board
Local Resident 50 Years - Winchester, Concord, Acton, Lexington
Northeastern University B.S. Economics
Key Speaker to over 1000 Agents at Coldwell Banker Retreat: Increasing Production Through Promotion and Marketing: Massachusetts/Rhode Island/Florida
Key Speaker to over 500 Agents at Great Providence Real Estate Board Conference of Realtors: Short Cuts to Success.
Key Speaker to over 300 Agents at Massachusetts Regional Sales Meeting: A Business Approach to Real Estate.
Studied Italian in Europe 1984-1987
Certification, Le Cordon bleu, Milan, Italy
Yoga Practitioner 40 years
Proud Dog Owner
Long Time Supporter of MSPCA
Elisa is the ultimate professional. She knows the market, understands both the big picture and all of the necessary details and follows through on everything. She's a great person to have in your corner and we have never hesitated in recommending her to others. Thanks, Elisa!
Dear Elisa, it looks like everything is accurate and accounted for and ready to go. Thanks again for all of your help in this process. I am SO GLAD that Dad chose you. This could easily have turned into a disaster with the wrong agent!
Where do I start! You are so great at your job -- let me just start with that! I want to thank you for your frankness and for all of your counsel yesterday. It's not often that you have a realtor looking out for you and your ENTIRE future (even thinking ahead when you might someday sell the property that you are thinking about buying) and is strong enough to give you all the pros and cons of the potential investment. That's who you are and who you have always been. We cannot thank you enough for the valuable thoughts and counsel that you shared with us yesterday. For now, we are digesting what you told us. We are probably going to wait a while to make any kind of decisions. For sure, I'll keep you posted. There is a lot to think about.
Lastly, between you and I, you should know that my husband NEVER says anyone is GREAT -- he just doesn't do it. BUT, in the last 24 hours I've heard him say it twice about you and your quality of work! Please know that you are a gem in your field and a wonderful person too. I love talking to you and hearing your honest opinions and gut reactions. You always think about our situation as if it were your own -- you have no idea how much that is appreciated!
Thank you so, so much, Elisa. I will reach out to you again when (and if) we are ready to do more searching. For sure, we'll likely sell our house someday and will call upon you for that too.
With a smile and a big THANK YOU,
Hi Elisa, Thank you for all your help to this point. You've been amazing, so attentive and knowledgeable. Although I'm in the same market and once again looking at a house that will sell extremely quickly, the process could not feel more different than my previous experiences. I feel very calm and as if there's time to think and make good decisions rather than simply react. This is entirely due to your experience, skill and manner. Regardless of where things go on this particular property, I wanted to say thank you. You're a great partner and I feel very fortunate to have your help. Have a great day!
As we are experiencing home buying again, I realize that finding a good real estate agent is absolute must. What we realize now is that Elisa Spence took care of everything for us - when we were buying and when we were selling. And how we miss that when we are having to constantly follow up with multiple parties. One could argue that our standards got higher having worked with one of the best in Boston or just that there are thousands of buyers and sellers for each agent and agents don't care. We worked with one who rated 5 stars on yelp, showed us exactly one house, pushed us hard to make an offer and never called us again when we said it didn't meet our requirements.
We are so grateful for your skill, knowledge, persistence and endless patience. We are very happy with the result. In addition to our sale, move and tomorrow's purchase, we also had a new granddaughter arrive yesterday. A happy, hectic and tiring time. We will be in touch again when things slow down a little.
You were simply a joy to deal with during the entire process of selling the house. Thanks for all you did. Your great counsel, Your sense of humor and robust knowledge were instrumental in having a successful sale. I hope your dad is doing better. Have a great holiday and thanks again from the Nablo's.
Beatriz and I want to thank you for your help selling our house. You helped to make the process fast and to get a great price for the house. Most importantly, you helped us to reduce and manage the stress caused by the sale and the move. We are very grateful to you.
Selling my house after living there for 35 years was a challenge in many ways. I was very lucky to have found Elisa Spence to help me with this process. We made contact with her about two years before we were ready to put the house on the market. When we finally decided to sell, Elisa’s help was invaluable. She gave us good advice about the best time to go on the market and suggested a price that brought plenty of action resulting in more than one bid over our asking price. Her stager and photographer were both superb. AND, at moments when my nervousness flared, Elisa was there with a calm, experienced voice, truly a phone call away. I couldn’t have asked for a better real estate agent.
We worked with Elisa to sell our home when we moved west this summer (2015). Having worked with Elisa before in 2007 when we were buying the house, we already knew what to expect and are pleased to say that we were very pleased with how she worked with us during the whole process. We were able to get offers on the house within a week of listing and closed it in under 2 months. She helped us through the whole process – market survey, getting the house ready for marketing, photo-shoot, helping us find contractors to take care of things which needed to be fixed, helping us set the price based on market and the open houses. She kept us on a timetable and everything was done in an impeccable manner. I would recommend Elisa to anyone trying to buy or sell in surrounding areas. You can not find anyone better!
Just wanted to say it was a very smooth experience selling a home while living several hundred miles away. Your listings of area businesses was very helpful in both finding qualified contractors to address items needing attention prior to the sale, as well as finding a donation site to take belongings/furniture that was not moving with us. We wanted the house to be sold quickly to avoid the headache of snow removal and other maintenance during the winter and you came through perfectly. We had an offer within two days, and the sale was finalized in less than 30 days. We were very happy with all the support and recommendations you gave. Thanks again!
Thank you so much for the beautiful card. We truly appreciated your support in this last year! All of us, especially your kids, are loving the new home a lot! I will be happy to receive any home furnishing tips that you would like to share. Again, thank you very much!
Received your mail today.
This is a beautiful card. And thank you very much for the gift card. We appreciate you accepting us as your client and getting us a perfect home meeting our needs and budget. We will definitely keep in touch and will recommend you to our friends!
Just wanted to thank you for all your help and support throughout this process of both buying our new place in and selling our house. We love living here -it was absolutely the right decision, house and location. We appreciated all your guidance with the sale of our home. The sale went smoothly, so we're thankful for your guidance on pricing etc. Thanks again for the gift certificate to Oleana. We can walk there which is awesome! Best wishes,
Thank you so much for our gift!!! You are too much!!! We cannot wait to go on a shopping spree this weekend!! Thank you for also being such a wonderful human being, really making things come together for us and supporting us through this crazy house hunting progress. You truly are a gift!! Doug and I know that you are one of the busiest people on the planet and would love to have you for dinner or even just come for coffee during any free time that you may. Again thank you so much for all your love, generosity and thoughtfulness! We could not have managed all this without you!! Much love!
If you're planning on moving to Middlesex county anywhere around Route 95, Route 2, and Route 62, she's the best person you can work with: guaranteed. Absolutely works as a consultant to your best interests. Definitely made our first home buying search and purchase a breeze. Well connected with fantastic recommendations for all our needs. I'd use her again in a heartbeat.
Hello Elisa, OMG! I didn't realize that Fred actually bought the house with YOU! I am not surprised that you were able to find him a house! You are the best ... we are always talking about you. We have new neighbors at the end of our road (the seller had a terrible time finding someone to buy the house and had to lower the price very deeply in order to get rid of it). He basically gave that house away. JP and I were saying "Elisa should have sold that house and marketed it properly" ... you are wonderful and so good at what you do! With a smile!
I want to thank you for the great job you did in selling the house and getting the sale closed. While the trauma of the move was difficult for Crin and I, the showing, staging, negotiations and closing were absolutely painless. We are gradually getting settled in Amherst and the boxes are getting fewer every day. Thank you!
It has been a wonderful experience and a great pleasure working with you. There were so many things involved from end to end, and we greatly appreciated all of the work you have done for us! Of course we are so happy with your service and the house! Thank you for the referrals to the contractors, inspector, attorney and lender. Without their hard work, as well, we couldn't have made this happen! Thank you! Have a wonderful holiday season!
Thank you so much for the excellent and wonderful service you provided throughout our house sale process. Your incredible expertise in real estate removed the stress associated with the selling of our house and made the experience a very pleasant one. Also you have a wonderful team of people, including your stagers, photographers, attorneys, and contractors. It was such a pleasure interacting with you and your team. Your responses were always very quick and were more than satisfying. You worked incredibly hard and intelligently all the time, especially to solve the problems we came across, such as the repairs pointed out by the home inspector. We are extremely impressed by your enthusiasm, hard work, integrity and pleasantness. You more than delivered what you promised to us. We wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! With Warmest Regards.
With the help of Elisa Spence, a real estate broker who serves as our buyer's agent, we have happily found the house that is fit for our family. Looking back on the long process of house hunting, we'd like to say it is her knowledge and professionalism that have led us to our new home.Our first acquaintance with Elisa was at an open house where she was the seller's agent. We were impressed by her knowledge of the market and her frankness in answering our questions. The talk with her made us believe that a broker like her can facilitate our search. Weeks later, when we gingerly asked whether she can be our buyer's agent, she gleefully accepted our invitation. Since then we started a journey with a professional broker, and it turned out to be an imperative step in our quest for the new house.
Most agents would like their clients to close the deal as fast as possible. If the client is interested in a house and tends to make an offer, few agents speak out if they see something differently. However, Elisa does not belong to the most agents. She puts client's interest before her own, and let the client know her opinion without reservation. On one occasion, both of us liked a house. When we consulted her before writing up an offer, she pointed out a problem that was not so obvious at that time, but the issue would become aggravated when our kids grow bigger. Thankful to her insight, we avoided a mistake of buying an unfit house. When the market is slow, it is frustrating to sell. In the meantime, it can also be frustrating to buy. Elisa's experience helped us to keep the emotions in check and prevented us from making wrong decisions. Her experience rightfully guided us on assessing the market value of the property. With her masterful know-how of real estate, she steered us through the complicated closing process, cleared several obstacles before we moved in. Undoubtedly her involvement improved merits of our purchase. This value-addition truly makes her stand out among her peers. It was a blessing to have such an elite agent on our side. We highly recommend her.
We first met Elisa when we moved to Massachusetts from Virginia and were looking for a great place to raise our family. Through three long months and a number of unsuccessful offers her enthusiasm, ingenuity, and determination didn't wane. She found us the perfect house just as it was coming on the market and helped us to seal the deal in a single day. Five years later it was time to move again. Elisa put together a comprehensive sales strategy for a difficult market, helped us to find the right folks to put our house in selling condition, and launched a broad campaign to get us the best possible price with the least amount of disruption to our lives at home. After finding a buyer willing to meet our preferred price, she expertly negotiated a complex purchase and sales agreement and kept us focused and confident through unexpected speed bumps on the way to closing. Her expertise and professionalism are second to none."
Elisa guided us through the sale of our home in a very difficult market. Her knowledge and experience helped us to prepare our home and present it in the best possible way. She had access to all the resources necessary to help us with the inevitable difficulties. At a personal level, she was a consummate professional, attending to all details while still remaining patient and understanding of our unique issues during the sales process. We recommend Elisa without reservation to anyone needing the services of a realtor.
We have worked with Elisa on the purchase of one home and the sale of two homes, plus looking at lots of properties with her over several years. We have always found her to be extremely responsive, absolutely honest, and willing to go the extra mile to be sure the transaction got completed correctly. In July she completed the sale of our home after we had moved to New York. In the process she worked with us at every stage: before we moved and still had all our things there, after we moved and left it vacant, and after we decided to have it staged to increase its appeal. In each case she advised us on the best way to present it and updated photographs and listing information to match the changed circumstances. Throughout the process she kept us abreast of market conditions, advised us on price adjustments, held numerous open houses, and identified things that needed to be done to make it competitive in a very difficult market. Once we had an acceptable offer she did a masterful job of guiding ourselves and the buyers through the complexities that came up at the last moment impacting the financing. In addition she handled the required fire inspection and detector placements so that we did not have to make a special trip there before the close. If you like working with people who tell you what you want to hear and then leave you on your own when the going gets tough, Elisa might not be your first choice. But if you want someone who will tell you the truth, nicely and tactfully, of course, and will keep working with you very professionally every step of the way until the deal is closed and the deed recorded, you can't do better than Elisa. We would use her again, as either buyers or sellers, without hesitation, and recommend her highly.
We wanted to let you know how satisfied we were with the services you provided in listing and selling our home. I would highly recommend you to anyone who was looking to sell or purchase a home. From a seller's perspective, your dedication to taking care of us was outstanding. The coordinator you provided to help showcase our home as well as the top notch photography put our "best foot forward". We were so impressed we thought we might buy the house ourselves! Once it was on the market, you were quick to get it out in front of potential buyers through your network of contacts as well as several timely open houses and advertising. Most importantly, you were always quick to communicate with us and handled many little details that came up in the process. Since we had already relocated out of town, this aspect was a life-saver, knowing these things were all being handled. We would be delighted to be a reference for you!
Elisa is the ultimate professional who demonstrates tremendous understanding of her clients and the market. We worked with her for both the sale and purchase of our homes during a very difficult time in the real estate market. She left no stone unturned getting our home ready for sale just before the Thanksgiving holiday. The house looked so great in the listing that we wanted to buy it ourselves. We had over 60 showings in a span of 4 weeks. Elisa was equally dedicated and patient with us while we were searching for that special new place. She gave us invaluable advice and always put our interests and well being as her number one priority. Her honesty and insight were second to none…her frequent advice to us was, ”patience, you can do better and you’ll be fine”…and she was so right. She has a great sense of humor, is always available and is just a lot of fun. We would honestly have to say she is the best realtor that we’ve ever worked with and would be delighted to recommend her to anyone.
Elisa was the consummate professional in helping us sell our home. Not only did she price it right - we ended up selling above asking - but she helped us to stage it and produced beautiful promotional brochures and online photos. As a result our house sold in 3 days! She was also wonderful in guiding us through the nerve wracking and often emotional process of closing the sale. She had everything lined up and organized and made everything so easy for us. We would engage Elisa again in a heartbeat!
On the sale and purchase of our homes. This extra special thank you note holds more appreciation than words can say. For you're among the nicest people I have ever known, and you'll never be forgotten for the the thoughtfulness you've shown. Thanks for everything. You're the best.