Greater Boston Home Team reviews & testimonials from Yelp, Google, Zillow, LinkedIn, etc. have been compiled below.
Direct links to the reviews on their sites are at the bottom of this page.
“Having a reliable, knowledgeable and trustworthy team behind you is essential when entering into real estate transactions. The complicated legal framework and multitude of moving parts can be difficult to navigate and manage. GBHT can alleviate much of that burden and provide sage advice when it is needed most. We have completed two real estate transactions with GBHT, and have fully appreciated their contributions to the process. They seek to make this as easy as possible for their clients so they got us involved when necessary, while taking care of things behind the scenes. What we truly appreciate is the down to earth approach — no fluff, just prudent and honest advice on each transaction based on the circumstances.”
– h m / Google review
Sam, Kathy and the team at Greater Boston Home are simply fantastic. I have used Sam twice in the past 2 years to sell both my house and an investment property and previously to buy the same properties. They are incredibly knowledgeable, professional and friendly. They take the stress and anxiety out of buying and selling real estate and keep your interests first. Do yourself a favor and get in touch with the Greater Boston Home Team.
– Brian G. / Google review
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness
As we walk in to the new house, I feel really fortunate to have met and worked with Sam and Kathy. From the first moment you get in touch with them about your intentions of buying a house right until the moment you get the keys and walk in, they were very professional, highly responsive, awesome voices of reason, and always have the the buyers best interest at heart. In the entire process of buying the house, Sam and Kathy. Have always been supportive, going to open-houses during the pandemic, and working tirelessly behind the scenes to get you the house of your dreams.
There is no team better than the team at GBHT. The fact that they will only take one side of the buyer/seller relationship exclusively, is the assurance you need that they will only work for you.
If you intend to buy/sell a place, give them a call! You will not only meet a great team, you will gain friends. Thank you GBHT!
– Hans B. / Google review
“As first-time home sellers, we appreciated the hands-on help and guidance. During a hot market and busy season, they kept us on a schedule to get everything ready in time to present the house in the best light. It worked and we were extremely pleased with how smoothly everything went–from Sam’s presentation and research to Kathy’s help on the staging and John’s work on the legal side. Having just bought a home with some stumbles over miscommunications by the sellers and their agent, we were anxious to be sure there were no missteps that could derail things along the way. Everything went perfectly. We know that’s not easy, though Sam and his team make it look that way. Experience counts and they have it! Highly recommend Greater Boston Home Team!”
– Marney A. / Google review
Kathy and Greater Boston Home Team have been a great team to work with. Kathy is always responsive and eager to help get any and all answers. She is very thorough and has a great understanding of the market. She is a pleasure to work with and we would recommend her to anyone that is looking to buy or sell your next home.
– Dennis K. / Posted on Yelp & Google
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Sam and Kathy at GBHT were wonderful to work with. They helped my husband and I find a beautiful home in Sudbury. As first time home buyers Sam and Kathy really made the process easy and we never felt overwhelmed. They were so accommodating especially during Covid times. All of the people they referred us to were also great. The best of the best! Would highly recommend.
– Naomi H. / Google review
-Carl S. / Google review
“We could not be happier with Sam and Kathy at Greater Boston Home Team. Working with them was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.
As first time home buyers, we had so many questions and very specific requests for what we wanted in a home. Sam and Kathy were able to walk us through everything and even gave us tours of potential areas. Their response time was always super fast, and they made it a priority to be available whenever we needed them. We are so grateful for their guidance, expertise, and patience throughout the entire process. Even beyond closing, we’ve continued to benefit from Sam’s advice and extensive network of professionals to help with projects in our new condo in Savin Hill.
Sam, Kathy, and their team made the entire process easy and enjoyable for us, and we can confidently recommend them to anyone looking for honest, dependable, and professional realtors!!!!!”
– Paige G. / Google review
“Sam Schneiderman and his team of experts made selling our house effortless. Sam was with us every step of the way, offering sage advice and ensuring that we got the best price. He was always there to take a phone call whenever we had questions and was in constant communication both by phone and via e-mail. I cannot say enough good things about the entire experience. If you are planning on selling your house, I urge you to call Greater Boston Home Team.”
– Denise M. / Google review
“ “the best of the best”
Whether you are looking to sell or to buy, let’s face it…everyone has a friend who has a friend who has a friend who works in real estate and is “the perfect person” for you.
Real estate is a competitive business and like any business, there are good resources and not so good resources out there—everyone from part-timers in-between jobs and true professionals with both years of experience AND happy buyers and sellers. Luckily, you are reading reviews for the Greater Boston Home Team so you have already found the best of the best.
We lucked upon Sam Schneiderman in 1998 when our daughter was looking for a Boston condo and we needed a Buyer Broker to help us navigate our way through uncharted waters. Neither she nor we had a clue about what to consider in a condo purchase VS a single-family home. Condo fees and associations’ solvency? Huh? Never mind, price, Boston neighborhood values, the delicate art of negotiation—you name it. We were truly the dummies they write about in “Condo Buying for Dummies.”
Sam patiently educated and guided us every step of the way…somehow managing to observe the condition of 5-story buildings’ roofs, pointing us in the right direction for financing and calming a nervous mother’s anxieties regarding her daughter’s safety in the big city. He treated our search like HE was going to live in whatever we purchased. He even found a condo building that allowed dogs.
Jen loved her condo so much, that she stayed there for 7 years, after which Sam put on his Seller Broker hat and facilitated the sale that netted 224% more than she had originally paid…a seamless transaction.
Since then, Sam has remained a trusted advisor who always makes himself available to us whenever we need professional guidance. When our daughter made a move from city to farm, Sam went out of his way to help in the search, even traveling beyond his typical coverage area to offer his expert opinions. His experience and extraordinary network of real estate professionals has enabled us to use him as a resource for appraisers, real estate attorneys, lenders and “Sam-recommended” brokers outside the Boston area. Right now he is advising us as we prepare to sell our Plymouth antique cape and we have no doubt it won’t be on the market for long.
We don’t make a move without Sam and the Greater Boston Home Team. And we highly recommend that you don’t either.”
– Kate V. / Google review
Kathy came up with a brilliant marketing strategy. At first I was a little hesitant with her pricing approach but it proved out. My property was on the market for 11 days. We received 9 offers. The accepted offer was well above asking price. Kathy was extremely responsive, always a step ahead in the process, and very well organized. I have since used her to sell another property and always think of her first whenever real estate comes to mind!”
– Rob N. / Zillow review
“Sam and his team are exceptional in every way. When I needed to buy a condo and was in a challenging situation financially, Sam and I met with to determine location and price parameters. He showed me the area and lined up viewings. His team is very hands on, high touch and efficient. They helped me purchase a beautiful condo in JP and came up with a financial plan that allowed me to buy the condo for an excellent price and move quickly. The process and sale went smoothly. 3 years later, they helped me sell my JP condo at a price that I could not have imagined. They organized and managed the entire process – from assessing the work that I needed to do prior to selling, suggesting people and services to expedite the work, figuring out a strategy for pricing and listing, giving me the pros and cons for selecting the best candidate and helping me with the closing details. Sam’s team know the real estate market and provide extraordinary service and support. I wholeheartedly recommend them!”
– Michael S. / Google review
“We were first time buyers in 2014 and Sam and Kathy were extraordinarily helpful to us. We worked most with Sam but Kathy was a constant support and the occasional times when we viewed a property with her she was excellent. Sam spent about a year helping us figure out what we were looking for (we came into this process with very little knowledge of the markets or what we wanted). He spent a tremendous amount of time showing us neighborhoods and talking us through the strengths and weaknesses of various houses. He has strong opinions and a vast base of knowledge but is good at listening to our reflections and desires. One of the most striking aspects of our experience with Sam is that he talked us OUT of making offers on quite a few places and every time we were profoundly grateful that he had done so. He guided us through the looking and the offering process and we ended up with a wonderful home. He put us in contact with excellent people who handled the financing and the contracts and made the whole process seamless. He helped us to find excellent handymen and painters and de-leaders. Since the purchase he has been consistently available to us to give advice about all aspects of home ownership. I can’t overstate how helpful, patient and kind Sam and Kathy have been. We found them because friends of ours had had a similarly great experience with them. I highly recommend their excellent work.”
– Sophia K. / Google review
CONDO CONVERSION EXPERTS!! I have to start with Sam and his team from GBHT are AMAZING!!! My husband and I had a 2 family in Roslindale that we didn’t know if we should sell as is or convert into condos and keep the 1st floor unit for our family. We had NO idea how to go about this process and if it was even right for us. Sam was able to discuss the pros and cons for both and helped us decide what would work best for our family. We ended up moving down to the 1st floor and putting the 2nd floor unit up for sale. We were lucky enough to have Sam by our side. Not only did he have vast knowledge of this process, but he was there for us every step of the way. He suggested the right people to help us fix and renovate the 1st floor and 2nd floor (which was a lot more work than any of us anticipated) to dealing with lawyers and surveyors. He outlined everything for us and listened to ALL of our needs and concerns. He made himself available to meet with contractors when we couldn’t and always had our best interest. In the end he not only found us multiple offers, but he also found the best buyers for us. We are 7 months past our condo conversion sale and I have called Sam a handful of times and he is still there to answer any questions. Not only is Sam a great Broker, but he is also a great guy! It’s a win win and we are so grateful!!!
– Susan M. / google review
Sam Schneiderman is truly amazing — you will not be disappointed if you choose to work with him as your buyer’s agent. The buyer’s agent works for you — but as a home buyer you often are not aware of all the issues and things to be wary of. Many realtors just want to make a fast sale and get their commission. But Sam is looking out for you — is not at all pushy, and will bring up unexpected drawbacks of properties, which is crucially important. Once you’ve decided on a place, in a competitive market, then there’s the strategy of getting your bid accepted — and Sam is fantastic about this. My sister used Sam and made 9 offers in Brookline before finding her home, which ended up being the best fit. We made 2 offers with Sam in Cambridge (the 2nd accepted), and his use of elevator clauses and the like made us feel really comfortable about getting our place but not over paying. Our friends used Sam and bought in Lexington and then Charlestown — all good experiences. We have now moved out of the Boston area, and are buying a home with a different realtor — who is fine but doesn’t have the depth of expertise, judgement, and savvy that Sam brings to the job. You can’t do better!
“Kathy was an incredible agent for the sale of our property. In fact, her honest assessment of our property several years ago caused us to hold on to it until we could get the price we wanted. That turned out to be fantastic advice, because several years later we sold the place (at the price we wanted) in RECORD TIME! Kathy worked with both the buyer and us to facilitate an agreement and we couldn’t be more grateful. We highly recommend Kathy as an agent when buying or selling a home…our experience was excellent.
– Matthew S. / Zillow review
“My wife and I were complete novices to home buying when a friend recommended Sam in 2013. We needed someone who was both expert and kind. The Boston real estate market is extremely competitive and it is important to have a seasoned veteran working with you. Honestly, we count our blessings that we found Sam, who has a remarkable combination of qualities. He is patient and supportive; we worked with him over several months of open house visits and discussions. He is extremely knowledgeable about neighborhoods, properties, land, building structures and issues, layout, aesthetics, and the costs and benefits of combinations of all of these factors. He is very well respected and well connected; he put us in touch with several other professionals that were equally helpful and friendly (bankers, handymen, lawyers etc.). He is honest and has integrity; more than once he talked us out of making a bid on a property that he thought was not a good choice for our family. He has a sense for a good opportunity. He is prompt, responsible, unfailingly patient, and he knows exactly what he is doing. We also genuinely like the guy a lot and count him as one of our family friends. Kathy stepped in from time to time to help us with various issues; she is just as smart, friendly, patient, professional and constructive. For a process as long and challenging as a search for a home, and for a transaction as important as buying a home, I’d suggest you find the best professionals available. I’m completely convinced that you will not do better than working with Sam and Kathy. I generally don’t write reviews but Sam and Kathy are exceptionally good people. They literally changed our lives for the better and we will always be grateful to them.”
– D K / Google review
“Sam Schneiderman was our buyer broker, and assisted us in buying our home in Brookline. I cannot rave enough about him and his team. Sam is extremely knowledgeable, diligent, and has real integrity. He helped us navigate the complexities of buying a home in the Boston area. He and John Mahoney, the lawyer who he often works with, saved us from a huge problem when they found a legal problem with a condo we had put in an offer on – if it hadn’t been for their diligence and honesty, we would have purchased the condo and had a really major problem down the line. Sam helped us find another place, which has been great. I have recommended Sam to several family members and friends, who purchased or sold homes with him, and they all had the same super positive experience.”
– Rachel P. / Google review
Kathy is a fantastic realtor! She cares about her clients and listens to what they are looking for in a home. She is very prompt and helps in any way she can. She is excellent at her job, very knowledgeable, and I highly recommend having her help you!
“Sam helped me sell two properties, a single family home, in a slow market, and a condo. Both properties sold in less than a week, with multiple offers for above the asking price. Sam advised and coordinated all necessary renovations before the sale. During the sale, he negotiated expertly on our behalf. The closing was quick and easy. He has an excellent team of professionals. The process of selling or buying a home can be overwhelming, but not with Sam’s team. They are tireless when it comes to client satisfaction and go above and beyond expectations. They are experienced, knowledgeable, professional and exceptional. You will not be disappointed.”
– Debra A. / Google review
“I bought my condo in Jamaica Plain 17 years ago with Sam and though that may sound like old news, let me tell you why it’s not. I’m still happily living in the same unit, my building is in good repair and my association is financially solid and full of good neighbors. My home is worth almost 2.5x what I paid for it back then, while our condo fee has gone up less than $100 in that time. Sam found me exactly what I asked for and negotiated to secure me a better price than my neighbor who bought the month before me in a ridiculously competitive market. I can tell you from the long view, 17 years later, no regrets. And we’re still in touch whenever I need advice about contractors or homeownership or for just a friendly hello. Buying a home is stressful, but my experience shows Sam’s prowess in helping to find not just a place to live today, but a home that was a great deal for the long term. So many thanks!”
– Erin A. / Google review
“We used Sam and his team twice in the past 15 years to buy and sell our house and were very happy with the outcomes. They are experts in the neighborhoods (school districts, surrounding facilities, environmental hazards) and provide personalized services with a lot of patience and very satisfactory price outcome.”
– Maria L. / Google review
“Kathy was a rock in the midst of the storm when buying my home. When I started to get discouraged and thinking that my dream was not going to come true, Kathy was right there working on things behind the scenes. She responded to all of my emails even the ones that were a little silly.
If I had it to do all over again, I would definitely have Kathy help me search for my home. She was very knowledgeable about repairs and the conditions in the home. She also had attorneys, inspectors, contractors and whatever other service people readily available for all of my needs. We love you, Kathy!!!!!”
– Tamicka H. / Yelp review
“Sam Schneiderman has the knack.
The knack of how to assess what the client wants, then the knack to help the client get the best price/deal given the realities of the Boston market and the knack of always being not only a gentleman with a wry sense of humor–but a gentleman when (as in our case) and despite his extraordinary efforts to close on any place in Boston–helped us find the realtor in Western MA to work with.
As with any new person you meet, there is a certain time to suss out what is what. Sam got to know us–what we wanted, what we really wanted and what was possible quickly–always ending his time with us with the brilliant question, “What can I do for you?”
Sam’s advice about what we would like or not like in any area was so spot on, that after the 3rd time he was EXACTLY right–I gave up questioning him. I knew, he knew and would be able to know what was in our minds as we did.”
– Candace D. / Google review
“Sam Schneiderman is a great buyers agent. He is an amazing support, from looking for a condo in Newtonville, to negotiating the offer and seeing through the purchase. His group has aligned themselves with a great mortgage and legal teams. In addition, he was extremely helpful with envisioning renovations. It made the condo purchase relatively straightforward (e.g., negotiating the updating of the fireplace/chimney)(which hadn’t been used for 25+ years) as part of the purchase agreement.) If I ever move again (which I hope that I don’t need to) I would definitely use his team for the sale.”
– Beth S. / Google review
“My husband and I are first-time home buyers. We interviewed a few realtors prior to selecting GBHT. Sam was the first realtor we spoke to on the phone and immediately felt confident and comfortable in his abundant knowledge and expertise in buying a home (kept going back to him whenever we finished talking to another realtor). We then met with both Sam and his partner, Kathy to further discuss our preferences, price range, strategies, etc. We left that meeting feeling excited and as though we had the best pair on our side. We were very fortunate in finding our new home very early on in the house hunting process. Kathy met with us to view a few homes, pointing out the good and the bad of each home. You can really tell she has been doing this for a long time and gave her honest opinion when you needed it. Sam and Kathy patiently and thoroughly walked us through the home buying process (negotiations, home inspection, timeline for paperwork, connecting us with an attorney and lendor, etc). Once we closed on our home, the help from Sam didn’t stop there. He came over the day after closing to help me work with the electrician (to figure out the cause of a nonfunctioning heating zone) and plumber. Not only did he work with the electrician in attempts to find a solution, he also brought over new thermostats to replace the old ones that came with the house (he was at our house until 730pm). Due to our home inspector missing the heating issue, Sam offered to pay for the electrician’s bill to have it fixed (since he had recommended the home inspector). This was something totally unexpected and EXTREMELY generous. Navigating first time homeownership is daunting, but we have been very lucky to have GBHT on our side–as we continue to email with questions and for advice. They have never made us feeling silly for asking any questions. We CANNOT recommend Kathy and Sam enough. We are so grateful for their level of professionalism, kindness, experience and support through this whole process. We will definitely be using GBHT in any future real estate needs. Thanks, Sam + Kathy!”
– Jennifer L. / Google review
“Sam Schneiderman is the “Wizard” of residential real estate. He has now sold 2 properties for me:
- A Dorchester Condo for 13% more than I valued the property 2 months ago before we put it on the market. Sam recommended the timing of the listing and priced the unit the week of the listing. He was strategic about process and laid out the timeline and set expectations. We had 4 offers above the asking price. I accepted an all cash offer above the asking price within seven (7) days of listing. I signed all the docs on my computer from 1,000 miles away. We will close in 30 days. TOO EASY!
- An earlier sale was a single family home in Weymouth in the depressed market of 2011. This property sold within twelve (12) days for 98% of asking price. I was watching other properties sit on the market for months with no action. I was in Afghanistan when the property closed. I gave Sam and the attorney “limited power of attorney” to close the deal. The deal closed and sale proceeds showed up in my account while I 6,000 miles away in a combat zone. TOO EASY!
Sam is an expert in the Greater Boston Residential Real Estate Market. I followed all his recommendations in property improvements, staging and market timing. Sam recommended that I not sell my Dorchester condo in 2014 or 2015 because the Dorchester Market was lagging in the Greater Boston area. Holding out increased the sale price my $100,000 when the Dorchester Market turned in 2016. NO BRAINER! TOO EASY!
The best part is Sam’s operation is turn key. He has a team of people and resources that make the transaction smooth. This most recent sale will close in July and the only thing I’m going to do between now (since I signed contract on Saturday morning) and closing is wait for the sales proceeds to be deposited into my bank account. TOO EASY!
Sam delivered for me. Use him for all of your real estate needs.
– Geoffrey S. / Google review
“Sam Schneiderman, along with teammates Kathy Mahoney and Attorney John E Mahoney of Greater Boston Home Team, helped me sell my home in Brookline and buy a condo in Brookline at the same time. Sam worked with me over an extended period to provide valuable advice in getting my home ready for sale and in getting a good price for it. On the buying side, he found a beautiful condo in Brookline and helped us negotiate all aspects of the purchase. Overall, Sam was extremely helpful throughout these two transactions and I wholeheartedly recommend him. He was a pleasure to work with.”
– Sidney R. / Yelp review
“I want to explain how my family’s nightmare was turned around because of Kathy Mahoney and the Greater Boston Home Team.
If you want to work with true professionals, who not only care about doing a great job, but who care about their clients as human beings – I have the perfect people for you! Realtor Kath Mahoney and attorney John Mahoney will go above and beyond what expectations for professionals any one of us might have. They assisted my family through a very difficult time. A situation that no one knew was as serious as it was until they got involved. They took a painful situation and made the complicated process as easy as possible. Kathy and John kept us informed about details all along the way. They gave compassionate and productive advice every step of the way. Everything that was humanly possible was done to sell the house. I’m thrilled to say that the house is sold and all the final paperwork is completed. Every effort was made to make sure that the house was sold by deadlines, that others imposed on us and for as much money as possible.
As a teacher who tries to mentor children about living a life based on morals and values, I could use Kathy Mahoney as the example of how I hope my students live their lives. She put her personal desires second, to what was needed in order to have a positive conclusion to our situation. She would drive to the house all the time, made lots of phone calls/emails and she dealt with numerous issues with the house and with difficult people. It was a nightmare for her and for attorney, John Mahoney, but they dealt with everything with professionalism and kindness. They never complained. Kathy was always working to get marketing going, investors interested and negotiations completed. John had to deal with a complex web of legal complications that popped up. I felt so bad for them, but they always stayed positive. They attacked one issue at a time until they got the results they hoped for. I felt like we were all in a solid partnership with a focus on doing the best in this particular situation. They did their job and did their job extremely well. I am very grateful to both of them.
So, if you are looking for a realtor or an attorney, who will work hard in your best interest, please consider Kathy Mahoney and John Mahoney. Thank you for reading my review.”
– Sherry S. / Yelp review
“If you’re looking to buy and want some representation w/integrity – go w/GBHT. Always professional & competent – can help you get through the worst scenarios. Btw, they are full time broker professionals, not weekend/amateurs. These guys are great – I cannot say enough good about them & plan on using them again in the future.”
– Roberto C. / Yelp review
“When a former grain trader (the husband of mine) says, wow…Sam is better than I at negotiating–Sam was better within the real estate market for sure.
What I realized quickly, was that Sam’s local knowledge was deep and developed over YEARS of living in the Boston area. In addition he was positively talented at really quickly assessing what we and me wanted. And advising us of whether we’d like this area or that. He was right so often, I stopped my inherent skepticism and just learned to trust him.
No easy thing for a born skeptical Sherlockian.
So, don’t trust me, trust Sam and his team. He truly is a gifted realtor.”
– Maggie O. / Yelp review
“Sam is a very loyal, creative, proficient, practical man who is always strategically thinking about how to create wins for his clients first and then for himself and his goals. He is a true winner!”
– Darrin J. / Linkedin review
“Sam engineers’ transactions with an acumen and success that only comes from years of frontline experience. From real value, to offer structure, to financing, to close, and beyond, Sam executes with knowledge and precision. Exceptional value with Sam Schneiderman!”
-Connor Shortsleeve, Vice President at Leader Bank / LinkedIn review
“I referred a client to Sam not knowing a lot about him. Not only did he get the listing but sold the property quickly and my clients were THRILLED with his work ethic and attention to detail. I found out later that the clients had a real estate agent that they were intending to use and only interviewed Sam on my recommendation…..he must have hit it out of the park because my clients went out of their way to thank me for the referral! Great job Sam!”
– Eric Hurvitz, Real Estate Agent at RE/MAX Centre Realty / LinkedIn review
“I’ve known Sam Schneiderman for years wouldn’t trust anyone else. He knows the Greater Boston Market like no other.”
– Jon S. / Google review
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