The Shorey Realty Group
The Shorey Realty Group

The Shorey Realty Group
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Testimonials




"Dave Shorey and his team were exceptional! Dave was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable while guiding us along in the process of selling our condo, and made sure we had all the resources we needed to set us up for success. He recommended a handyman and cleaning crew to help us spruce up the place, advised us on how to tidy and stage our condo, and aligned quality photographer and videographer to really showcase our property. His advice, attention to detail, and fantastic marketing made the sale of our home as easy and stress free as possible. I would gladly recommend Dave and his entire team if you are looking for a trustworthy, knowledgeable, hard-working real estate team!"

Laura Rosenstein
Somerville, MA



"Working with David Shorey has been absolutely phenomenal. He is thoroughly professional, incredibly knowledgeable, and a highly skilled negotiator. As a first-time home buyer, he got me up to speed very quickly on the whole process and talked me through every step of the way. Walking through an open house with him is like going to a class in home inspection. He doesn't miss a single detail. His knowledge of the industry, from the big stuff down to the smallest, is unmatched. And on top of everything else, he truly cares about people. Having worked with Dave (we just closed today!), I can honestly say that I would not use another agent.

John Walker
Melrose, MA



"We've worked with Dave on 2 other home purchases, but this was our first sale with him and every time working with him is a pleasure. He's knowledgeable and will submit many options at each step of the process, but is still open to alternatives if you have them. He's very responsive; we typically communicate by text and get a response within a few minutes. He worked with us to create a website for our home sale, along with a really beautiful video of the home. We had the house sold by the first weekend!"

Nicole & Andrew Mueller
Winchester, MA



"We could not have asked for a better realtor! Matt helped us buy our first house, and the experience was wonderful. We were worried about feeling pressured to buy, but Matt didn't pressure us at all. He really helped us to think about what we need in a home. When visiting properties, he has an experienced eye to spot potential issues and features which either may work well for us or may not. He's very responsive, and always helped us get a viewing to a property of interest quickly. We also really appreciate his cheerful nature, which helped a stressful process feel much less so.

Matt always answers questions promptly, and even if he doesn't know the answer, he can consult his team members and quickly get back to us. He also has a great understanding of the area, and thoughts about property values over time. We ended up in a bid war for the house we purchased, and again we didn't feel any pressure from Matt. He was very honest, and great about working with the very short timeline. It was only with his negotiation skills that we were able to get the house. Even after closing, he's more than willing to answer questions and provide us with names and services he recommends for various work around the house. We're so happy we went with Matt."

Tsering Champay & Tashi T Bayul
Somerville, MA



"Finding and working with Matthew has been a blessing. This being my first home purchase Matthew was a wealth of knowledge and pivotal in helping me find and close on the property of my dreams. From start to finish he worked with me to understand my goals, walk me through the different steps of the process and line me up with fantastic resources to build out my team. If you are looking to get into real estate investment, continue to build out your portfolio or buy your forever home I would highly recommend Matthew and the entire team.

Thank you again for all the help! I am looking forward to working with them again in the future."

Jeremy Steele
Everett, MA



"David Shorey was my buyer agent in 2003 when I bought my house, and there was no one I trusted more to help me with the sale of the same house in 2016. I am happy to report my trust was rewarded in spades, as Dave and Tom were outstanding in all respects during the sales process.

Note this was not an ordinary sale. Not only did I have tenants living in the house, but I was also living in Germany full time, so the team was tasked with some extra duties and hurdles to ensure everything went smoothly.

They hired a photographer to take pictures for the listing, arranged a handyman on short notice to do some touch ups here and there, coordinated open houses and showings without upsetting my tenants, made themselves available to help with the fire inspection, secured and outstanding offer, and made sure there was no funny business after the offer was accepted.

Furthermore, Dave's numbers, predictions, and advice were 100% spot on. Literally there was not one single "surprise" in the whole process. We closed quickly and without drama, and my *only* regret is that Dave and Tom can't assist me with buying a place in Germany.

Bottom line: not only are these guys seasoned pros, but they are both exceedingly nice guys as well. I just can't recommend their services enough!"

Lisa Reese
Malden, MA



"My fianc�© and I were first time home buyers in the Boston area and David and his team walked us through the process. They were very responsive to any emails and quick to set up showings for us. At the viewings, David was very attentive and knowledgeable about houses in general, making the process easy. There were a few times where we saw condos that we thought were fine, only to have David point out hidden flaws. For example, one condo building we looked at was literally sinking into the ground, and had David not crawled through the basement, we never would have known! I highly recommend David and his team. We would go back to them in a heartbeat."

Haley Manchester & Brendan Small
Malden, MA



"My husband and I used Dave Shorey to purchase our Condo 5 years ago and most recently we used Dave Shorey to sell that same condo. Our experience for both the buying and selling sides was exceptional. On the buying side, Dave worked with us to find houses that fit our needs and coached us through the competitive buying experience. He has amazing experience in the Cambridge / Somerville / Arlington / Watertown area. On the house I purchased, there was a lot of back and forth during the negotiation process on the price and work that would be completed before the sale. Dave was extremely honestly on the market value and how much the upgrades to the home would cost. I am very happy with the sale price of the home and am thrilled with my home. Dave continued to be a resource after the purchase, recommending plumbers/electricians in the area. Throughout the process Dave and his team were helpful and actively working to make sure we had the best experience. On the selling side, Dave and his team did an extraordinary job. A few months before our house went on the market Dave came by our house and gave us a list of recommended updates to get maximum value for our home. He has a great eye and made sure our home was staged to showcase the home. A few weeks before the house was listed, he lined up photos, a video and a 3D tour to make our home shine in the marketing. In my opinion, our home stood out among the crowd of homes listed in the spring market because of the excellent marketing job. After our home was on the market, our contractor for our new home let us know that the project was delayed another month. We were immediately worried that we would be out of a home and started looking at rental units to bridge the gap between the sale of our current home and the move into our new home. Dave completely understood the situation and encouraged us to let prospective buyers know that the ability to stay in our home a little longer than average would make their offer stronger. In the end, all 5 of our offers allowed us to stay in our home an extra month. Dave handled the competing offers extremely well and he was able to get us more than we ever anticipated for the sale of our home. We sold our home for $45,000 more than our listing price with no contingencies and the ability for us to stay in our home for an additional month. My husband and I were simply ecstatic with the listing experience. Dave and his team didn't stop their work after an accepted offer. They ensured that everything was lined up for the closing. When we needed to have a condo trustee, who had just had surgery and was housebound, to sign a notarized form, Dave had a notary come out to his home to make sure it was signed before our closing. He truly goes above and beyond. I highly recommend you use Dave and his team for your next home purchase or sale. It will be worth it."

Jackie Booth
Medford, MA



"Matt is the best and I can't recommend him and the Team more highly. He is professional, super responsive (which is definitely not always the case with real estate agents), friendly and a Mass native (especially knowledgeable about areas north of the city). Matt also has a construction background, so it's like having a semi-home inspector along with you when looking at houses, helping to answer whether some home issues are a big deal or not. We were in txt and call contact 7 days a week and pretty much any time of the day or night (very helpful in this tight, competitive market).

At each point in the buying process he would send us a detailed email with what to expect, what needed to be done and by when. Matt was very patient with us during our 2 month search and wasn't bothered if we were driving over an hour to see places. When we did decide to put out a few offers, Matt and team were thorough in providing us comps and details on price recommendations - and when we were serious about the home we ultimately bought, Matt guided us to winning in a multi-bid situation. Definitely go with Matt and the team and you won't be sorry. We did and we aren't. :) "

Lindsay & Josh Mahoney
Groton, MA



"I've worked with Dave Shorey twice now and would recommend him and his team to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Boston area. This team combines a deep understanding of the market and extensive real estate experience to provide strategy and advice when buying or selling. Their strong communication and organization skills helped provide me with confidence during some complicated real estate transactions."

Brian Fallik
Somerville, MA



"Mr. Shorey represented my wife and I as Buyer's Agent in our recent purchase of a condo in the greater Boston, MA area.

Choosing Dave was one of the wisest decisions we made throughout the process. He was nothing but professional, honest, and amenable. He clearly laid out the process from start to finish and was there for us and our questions throughout. His deep understanding of the Boston real estate market, and years of experience as a broker are invaluable aspects of his services and if I were to go through this process again, he would be the first and last person I'd call to represent me.

A large part of what a realtor does is recommend other agencies/people/services as you proceed through the purchase, and in this department as well Dave's knowledge and guidance was outstanding. Our mortgage-broker Bruce Roullard of Embrace Homes was fantastic, as well as our lawyer Ali Alavi of Alavi and Braza.

Have you heard of the horror stories of buying real estate? So have we... but we had an absolutely horror-story-free experience because of one man: Dave Shorey.

Thank you very much Dave!!!"

Ayano Ninomiya & Thomas Judson Morhouse
Jamaica Plains, MA



"I have several different properties and worked with many brokers. I have to say Dave and his team are by far the best brokers I have worked with. Not only are they genuinely great people, respectful and responsive, they are extremely professional, knowledgeable and resourceful. Dave is masterful with his negotiation skills. I have gotten record breaking offers by the way he negotiates with buyer's rep. I would recommend them to anyone."

Shangwen Chiu
Cambridge, MA



Dave and his team took care of all of the elements of the preparation and sale of the unit in Somerville as I am currently residing out of state. They brought in their own handy man to take care of repairs and painting, coordinated the staging of the unit (it was being rented), and coordinated all of the interaction with the current tenant, right up to picking up the keys and taking them to the closing. The unit was under P&S within a couple weeks of it going on the market. This was by far the easiest real estate transaction that I have ever been involved in, and I didn't even have to be in the state!

Raymond Sedwick
Somerville, MA



"We engaged Dave as a buyer's agent for our Cambridge condo search in spring 2014. Note that this was a very difficult market for buyers. Where other agents wrung their hands and told us how many contingencies we might expect to have to waive (which we were not comfortable with), Dave was the first agent to share our excitement about buying a place, AND to not recommend such drastic measures.

One of the best things about working with Dave is that he has lots of experience working with renovations. In an area where many places are old, it takes a knowledgeable eye to see the potential of a place ? to see where a wall could be knocked down, where a bathroom could be added, where the plumbing is on its last legs. Dave is not afraid to dive into the guts of a house and recommend on what's bad news, and what could be changed and how much it would cost to fix it. Not every agent has this nitty-gritty construction-level understanding. Even after we closed on our new place, he continued to be helpful with odds and ends.

Dave is also well-liked and well-connected within real estate since he's an easygoing guy who's been in the field full-time for so many years. In a challenging market, this 'who you know' aspect can make the difference between a buyer getting an offer accepted and a buyer getting ignored. From the moment we met him in his office, to his standing offer to visit every open house, all the way through til closing, Dave was the perfect blend of professional and personable, and we liked both these sides of him. We enjoyed his congeniality, his ability to play hardball in negotiations, and his willingness to tell us difficult truths when we needed to hear them. All in all, Dave was a warm and knowledgeable guide. He was patient and assertive without being pushy, and very responsive to all our emails and phone calls, no matter what the hour.

When the seas of home buying get choppy and emotions run high, Dave always keeps an even keel!"

Erica & Matthias
Cambridge, MA



"When my wife and I were buying a condo, David actually represented the sellers - and we were so impressed with David's excellent customer service (whereas we were dismayed with our agent's poor service). As a result, we tapped David to be our seller agent when we later sold the condo, and to be our buyer agent when we bought our new home. David knows the real estate (and home repair) market very well and does an especially great job "holding hands" throughout the process for folks relatively new to buying homes. We always refer David to family and friends looking for a new home in the Boston area. David has since then served as an agent for my sister and a few friends, to their great satisfaction."

Paul & Sarah Sommer
Somerville, MA



"Dave is a first class real estate agent. He is not only an extremely knowledgeable realtor, but also he is trustworthy and reliable. One of Dave's strongest qualities, out of many, is his ability and willingness to provide an honest, expert opinion; he always holds his clients' best interests at heart. I highly recommend Dave."

Diana Ermini
Newton, MA



"Dave did an outstanding job leading us through our first home purchase. It was a very daunting task and we were a little nervous going into it but he kept everything organized, clear, and concise and that meant a lot to us (especially as engineers!). He walked us through each step and discussed our options until we were satisfied and sure of our decisions. I'd highly recommend Dave to anyone considering buying a home, and strongly recommend him for first time home buyers!"

Nicole & Andrew Mueller
Somerville, MA



"I learned of David Shorey through my friends. Because I had already moved to California, it was vital to find somebody who I could implicitly trust to sell my condo in Cambridge. Fortunately, David lived up to his reputation. He focused on the big picture, and even relieved me of small maintenance tasks along the way. He understands what buyers are looking for as well as what they are willing to pay. He immediately got great exposure for the condo, and shortly after, sold it at my asking price, which was high compared to comparable units in the area. I found David to be quite friendly and responsive. The next time a friend of mine decides to buy or sell in the Boston Area, I will recommend David Shorey."

Steven Yang
Palo Alto, CA



"Buying a home is both exciting and terrifying. Knowing that you have a buyer's agent on your side definitely helps. Two close friends of ours recommended Dave Shorey. When we first contacted him, he didn't immediately rush out and show us homes. Instead, he set up a meeting with us to discuss what we were looking for, and what steps we needed to do before we started looking at properties. Once we had our pre-work done, he took us to numerous properties, giving his candid opinion on all of them. When we finally found the home for us, Dave sent over his evaluation of the property and similar ones in the area to ensure we were making a competitive offer. Things got a little bumpy during the offer process, but Dave was calm and steady. He went above and beyond to make sure we cleared all the hurdles. We closed with no issues, and we couldn't be happier.

We would highly recommend Dave to anyone who is seriously considering buying a home."
Neeraj & Supriya Ghai
Bedford, MA



"When we were thinking of putting our home on the market, David Shorey was introduced to us by our cousin who is a RE/MAX agent in another part of the country. David came to our home fully prepared to show us comparable properties on the market in our area, as well as giving us ideas that would make our home more saleable. Despite the time of year and a slower economy, he found us a buyer, and we recently closed on our property.

We found David to be very knowledgeable, easy to work with, upbeat, and above all, a professional realtor with whom we had a very positive experience from the beginning to the end of the process. We highly recommend him to those who are interested in simplifying a sometimes difficult undertaking."

Teddy & Jeine Kamberidis
Brookline, MA



"To all potential buyers and sellers of real estate you would be pleased to know that i have had a wonderful experience with David Shorey. I had to sell my home of thirty years. The home was in Massachusetts and I was in San Francisco. The things that needed to be hands on were all taken care of and coordinated by David. With his sure manner and ability, he made all the arrangements and everything was done on a timely basis.

He handled all of the potential buyers with a professional and very caring manner. In all, the experience was a great one. I would truly recommend his services."

Carol Mitchell
Somerville, MA



"We were first time home buyers and David Shorey did a great job in helping us buy our first home. He took all of our needs and requests into consideration and we ended up finding our home on the first day out! Whenever we had a question, day or night, about any aspect of the home buying process, he would take the time to give a detailed explanation until we fully understood what was going on. This made us feel safe and secure when making any of the countless decisions during the process.

While making the process enjoyable, Dave remained professional throughout and we always felt confident when he was representing us to any person or company involved. To top it all off, Dave recommended an attorney and a mortgage broker to us that he had worked with in the past. After speaking with each of them we decided to do business with them as well and it ended up making the process that much smoother. I have no doubt that any potential buyer (first time or not) would greatly benefit from the services Dave provides. Thanks again Dave!"

Sincerely,
Justin Wade & Saru Kumar
Malden, MA




"Karen & I have really enjoyed working with Dave Shorey from Remax in the Boston area. Dave's attention to detail and helpful manner made our buying and selling experience a well-timed uncomplicated process. The digital pictures he took showed our house from the best angles and presented it in a very attractive manner to potential buyers. We highly recommend Dave to anyone seeking a bright and dependable real-estate agent."

Richard Bieri & Karen DeVallet
Boston, MA



"David worked to sell my Cambridge condo, efficiently and effectively. He knew I hoped to sell and then buy a home, in a short time period of less than two months. We both knew my condo in Cambridge was very nice, and in fact it did sell on the very first day, but Dave worked with the competitive buyers to get the best price and the best arrangements, for me.

As David guided me through the selling and then buying process, his easy going, positive manner was very reassuring throughout what can be a very stressful time."

Angelena Craig
Cambridge, MA



"The process of becoming first-time homeowners can be intimidating and overwhelming without help. This we know from experience. We found hope when we learned that we, as buyers, could be represented by a realtor. We talked with a few different realtors but knew that Dave was the one for us. When we mentioned our interest in a condo, he warned us that its location and unusual layout could potentially decrease its resale value. It was refreshing to find someone who was honest and not just in it for the quick sale. Dave devoted his time, offered his expertise, extended his optimism and, above all, remained patient with our indecisiveness in what we considered to be one of the biggest decisions we'll ever make. It all paid off when he worked his negotiating magic to land us a great home in Arlington. We couldn't be happier to call it home!"

Sue Aman & Pete Cox
Arlington, MA



"As first time homebuyers, my husband and I needed all the help we could get in this hot real estate market. David Shorey patiently explained all the paperwork and what we would need to do along the way. When we found a property that we wanted to bid on, David was there, coaching us along every step of the process. His recommendations for attorneys and mortgage brokers helped out tremendously. He even joined us during the home inspection! He was there to keep us on schedule, and to get answers fast when I had questions. We couldn't have purchased our home without his help, and I would recommend him as an agent to anyone. Thanks for helping us achieve our dream of owning our own home!"

Sincerely,
Pat Slade & David Fitch
Melrose, MA



"As first-time buyers, we needed all the help we could get as we started looking seriously for a condo. It was a crazy market where properties were selling within days of being on the market and the pressure was enormous for us to decide quickly. Dave gave us excellent advice - identifying both the negatives and positives of properties that we were interested in - so that we could make fair and reasonable offers. In the end we did not get the condo that we first put offer in for, but eventually we got the condo that was exactly what we wanted!"

Margie Bell & Rob Nyren
Somerville, MA