Beverly and Kurt Overberg
I cannot imagine having worked with an agent other than Tina. She is absolutely phenomenal. She was patient (it took us awhile to buy and Tina never pushed us to buy. She is highly organized, very personable, and is a true professional. I believe that we are happy in the house we bought because of Tina’s attention to detail and her excellent negotiation skills. Tina is outstanding!
I put my house on the market in October 2012, at a time when the real estate market, from my vantage point, was still relatively flat. Even though I felt good about the condition of my home, I truly had no idea what to expect in terms of the selling process or how long my home would take to sell. Tina did an excellent job setting expectations from the outset. After going over comparable property sales and establishing a selling price, we filled out the initial paperwork. That was followed up by a very thorough meeting with a stager. Based on the combined feedback of Tina and the stager an open house was scheduled. I actually received an offer, above my asking price, before the open house occurred. While the house was on the market, Tina provided plenty of advance notice when scheduling a showing and provided prompt feedback after each showing. My home was on the market less than one month. The buyer was pre-qualified and the sale of the property went without a hitch. I could not be happier with the service provided by Tina. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone interested in buying or selling a home.
Dustin and Erica Juliano
As you know the homebuying process can be very stressful. As first-time homebuyers, Tina’s knowledge of the homebuying process, along with her familiarity of Cape Ann and the North Shore helped us to make educated decisions about what and where we should buy. We are now living happily in our new home in Ipswich, and would highly recommend that you use Tina when you buy your new home!
Emily and Jon Biro
Tina was a joy to work with. As a first time buyer, my husband and I had lots of questions, all which Tina was able to find an answer to. She was very knowledgeable about the area we were looking in, was very patient, and when our closing was delayed due to a bank issue, she was reassuring and was also a great advocate. She was pleasant, had great availabilty, and she had great technology resources that enabled us to sign documents right from our couch. Tina is great, and we LOVE our home!
Jeff and Katie B.
Tina McManus was our realtor during the most difficult housing market imaginable. She is very professional and diligent and takes the time and makes the effort to work with her clients and to make the arduous process of selling a home seem far less stressful and exasperating than it often is and can be. Having gone through the machinations of trying to sell our house multiple times without any real luck or leads, we turned to Tina for help, and she did an absolutely phenomenal of marketing our house and turning it into a top listing. Long story short, with Tina’s efforts we got an offer on our house less than two days after the initial listing. Without Tina’s help, we would likely still be in our old house and wondering if we would ever unload it. If you are thinking about putting your home up for sale or are looking into buying a new one, call Tina McManus!
Mitch and Lauren M.
To put it succinctly, working with Tina was fantastic. From the first house viewing, up to working through closing, Tina was always very helpful, knowledgeable, professional, and a pleasure to work with. Since we were buying our first home, we didn’t know very much about what to look for in older New England homes, or even what we really wanted. As we viewed more and more homes she shared with us her experiences and knowledge, which was exceedingly helpful in evaluating what to look for. Through the entire process Tina was readily available to answer our questions and concerns, and always returned calls and emails in a timely manner. If we had questions that were beyond her expertise, she readily pointed us to another professional who would be able to address our questions. Her use of digital document technology was also very helpful and convenient for signing documents over the web when we were out of town, or without access to a fax machine. When we ran into some concerns as our closing approached, as I’m sure most people run into, Tina always remained calm, professional, and easy to work with. Aside from finding the perfect home for us, the best part of buying our house was to be able to work with and get to know Tina. She was recommended to us by two coworkers who recently purchased their first homes through her, and we would absolutely recommend her as well. Thanks again Tina!
Clare and Troy H.
We truly can’t say enough good things about our experience working with Tina to find our new home! My husband and I relocated from Iowa six months apart, which meant I did the initial house hunting on my own, which was a first for me. Tina was so kind, helpful, and patient that I felt totally comfortable and confident with the process. Not only was she a huge help with house hunting, but she went out of her way to educate me about the unique aspects of New England homes. To top it all off, she took the time to show us around the North Shore and helped us get to know the community. She was an incredible resource for anything we needed, and that did not end after the house closing! Her customer service is really beyond comparison. We would highly recommend Tina to anyone looking for a home in this beautiful area. She knows the North Shore incredibly well, and is an absolute pleasure to work with. She returns phone calls and emails immediately, and makes great use of technology to make the process easier. Her electronic document signing program alone saved us so much time, and enabled us to move quickly when we found the perfect house. My husband and I are so grateful that we found Tina, and are thrilled with our new home and with how smoothly the entire process went.
Brittney Coleman & John Goosetrey
We honestly could not be happier with our decision to list our house with Tina McManus, nor could we more highly recommend her to anyone looking for a real estate agent for North Shore properties. We had tried two other agents before finding Tina, and we got NO offers on our house. With Tina- we had multiple offers in under a month!! The difference was her expertise and ability to price it competitively and market it aggressively. I was truly impressed with the HUGE difference we found when we listed with her. On top of actually selling the house, she even managed to get us a little more than our bottom line. I must also add- this was our first experience selling a house, and I was feeling a little bit disgruntled to have to share a cut of our profit with an agent. At first I thought “That is an awful lot of money for not very much work”, and even considered trying “for sale by owner”. Well- in the end, it turned out I was MORE than happy to pay the fee….and even thought Tina deserved a tip on top of it! Let’s just say things did not always go perfectly smoothly. Because we were selling in a buyer’s market, or because I just sometimes have bad luck- we faced multiple challenges and “speed bumps” in the process. I was so grateful to have Tina, not only to overcome them, but to have her there to talk me through everything, and to ease my (VERY ABUNDANT) stress. Several times I thought “What would I be doing right now without Tina’s help?!”. Needless to say, now having gone through the process- I would never consider trying it without an experienced agent’s help. A good one certainly earns EVERY penny of that commission. Tina was ALWAYS available to consult with, and was always right on top of everything, helping to ensure things would go as smoothly as possible. In addition to her professionalism, she is also a very genuinely nice person to deal with. Thank you SO much Tina for EVERYTHING!
I recently worked with Tina McManus in buying my first home. Throughout my house hunting and home buying experience Tina maintained a perfect balance of personable professionalism in all of our interactions and communications. She was extremely flexible and made herself available to address questions or arranging property viewings. I found Tina to be an ideal first time buyer’s agent as she taught me a great deal about real estate, market analysis, and home systems (electrical, heating, etc). She gave me lots of needed advice about home inspections, mortgage brokers, and bank attorneys, and her working knowledge of North Shore real estate and market conditions was always dependable and up to date. Tina’s ability to incorporate technology into her business dealings benefited me greatly. I received daily emails containing information on homes for sale that were desirable to me, and Tina set me up with accounts on various real estate database websites which made house shopping extremely efficient. I was able to rapidly communicate with Tina via telephone or email, and she provided me with near-instant and thorough market analysis data on properties that interested me. Most of all, Tina represented me and my interests extremely well in all phases of home buying. She always seemed to know which questions to ask regarding property history, the condition of home systems, or the prior owners’ experiences. Without hesitation I would highly recommend Tina McManus to anyone buying or selling a property.
Dear Tina, I would like to thank you very much for the care and professionalism that you exhibited in my long distance purchase of my new home in Beverly. It was quite a project to visit Massachusetts on only two occasions, to work with you long distance, but still find the perfect house for me and my dogs. I really appreciate that you made yourself available to show me the North Shore, but also familiarize me with areas you normally do not work in as frequently. It is amazing to me how little effort it cost me to get this purchase completed in a coordinated manner, especially as I was busy selling my other house on the West Coast. Your experience, professionalism and friendliness was clear throughout and I very much enjoyed working with you. I am happy to have found a new friend and can only recommend your work to others. Yours truthfully
Tina I want to thank you so much for your professionalism and attention to detail. Selling my parents home was for me both an emotional challenge as well as a distance challenge. Being a California resident with no knowledge of the Massachusetts Real Estate system you made this an almost effortless endeavor. Every step of the way you kept me informed and helped with any issues that cropped up. All of my associates and friends cannot believe that in this market you were able to market, sell and maneuver this through the whole system in about 5 weeks. You turned what I thought would be an impossible task into a successful transaction for all involved. Thank you again
Tina is a true professional and she was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end during my recent purchase of a Salem property. Tina made my experience as a first-time homebuyer a much smoother and less stressful time than I had imagined it would be and I also gained many valuable insights into the home buying process. It was evident that Tina’s primary focus was in representing me as a buyer, and her help wading through the many steps was nothing short of exceptional. Her advice and assistance during the closing process was invaluable, as I had some time constraints to deal with and had to close rather quickly on my home before I left the area on business. Tina also goes the extra mile by staying in contact after the purchase to make sure I was happy in my new home and that everything was running smoothly and offered any help she could. Tina will work with you in a diligent and professional manner and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, thorough, and pleasant real estate agent to assist in the purchasing, or selling of a Northshore property. I know that Tina will be my first and only realtor in the future. Tina – thanks for all the wonderful help you provided! It was a pleasure working with you.
Ari and Hiromi
“Tina, many thanks for the great work you did for us. We now have a wonderful home and you taught us more than we ever expected to learn from our first home buying experience. You handled all our concerns very professionally, and gave us advice which was both thoughtful and friendly. We very much liked your approach of giving us the best possible information and advice so we could make our own choices, and you never tried to make the big decisions for us. Your friendly and warm personality made us comfortable talking to you anytime we had questions. We will miss talking to you.”
Sally and Frank D.
“Our situation was a bit unique. We moved from Phoenix, Arizona to Andover, MA and luckily met Tina who helped us find a wonderful, beautiful home and became a friend as well. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, we found ourselves relocating back to Arizona after three years. We called Tina again, but it was a very different market from the one we had experienced a few short years before. Due to Tina’s untiring persistence, her endless patience, and her consummate professionalism, she sold our house in a very challenging market. My only regret in selling the house is that I am no longer in daily contact with Tina. I think, however, that I may call her just to chat because I completely miss her friendship. She is not only the best realtor ever, but a dear friend.”
Susan and Andrew W.
“Tina, you have been a pleasure to work with, right from day 1 when we first came up to Salem and Beverly not quite knowing what to expect, since we had only arrived from California a couple of days earlier. We couldn’t have picked someone better to help us, from showing us numerous houses to your tour of the local area, we quickly got an appreciation of the North Shore and knew it was the place we wanted to live. The whole process was smooth and uneventful, which is exactly what we were looking for in closing on our first home. You have also become a friend, something we value greatly and we couldn’t be happier. So thank you for all your hard work and support, it has been invaluable and you will absolutely be the first person we ask when it comes time to move in a few years time!”
Fran and Mary
“Tina – It was so great working with you on the sale of 75 Conant Street. You are a credit to your profession. Thank you so much for the beautiful wine basket – it was above and beyond! We feel we have met a new friend in addition to a great Realtor – we’ll spread the word! Hope to see you soon. Thanks again.”
Kevin and Susan R.
“This long overdue letter acknowledging our appreciation for your fine work on our behalf is, at last, a reality. As we concluded the successful purchase of another income property, we thought it a fitting time to reflect on the guidance and assistance you have cheerfully given us, and thank you again, this time in writing. The process of transacting a home sale or purchase is dense with details, laden with surprises and, quite simply, is never “simple”. You always exhibit a number of essential qualities that help us navigate the turbulent waters of home buying to yield highly successful outcomes. You are “patient”, and for those of us who have limited tolerance for stalled negotiations, ever-changing appointments and the seemingly endless reams of real estate documents, we both need and value your patience in guiding us through the process. “Persistence” is another quality you bring to these proceedings. There are so many crossroads that one faces in buying/selling real estate that can confuse and confound, that it often immobilizes and heightens the temptation to quit. Your encouragement and persistence help us to keep on keeping on. Thank you. “Professionalism” is really the umbrella that covers all and you embody total professionalism through your continued quest for knowledge, staying abreast of all industry changes and developments and your use of technology, but mostly through your genuine desire to serve. Regardless of time, place or situation, your customer focused approach merits our praise, our trust, our sincere thanks and our continued business. And you manage to make it all fun too! We look forward to our next acquisition and to working with you to make it happen!
“The house sale worked out great. We were fortunate to sell so quickly and get what we did for it. Your advice was right on. We were glad my mother was out before the monsoon came. Thanks again for all your help. Another satisfied customer.”
“As I have told you before, I am so happy, and feel very blessed, to have had the good fortune to work with you during this ordeal. Your calmness, honesty, integrity and extreme organization were invaluable. I know this wasn’t an easy sale, and I really thank you for your patience and sensitivity.”
“A few years ago, I began to feel that the home I had come to love was probably not suitable to my situation and stage of life. I spoke with Tina who suggested that I might consider selling and finding a better location for me, closer to grandchildren, etc.” “…On hearing what she believed I could accomplish with a sale, including relieving me of mortgage payments, high real estate taxes and all that goes with home ownership, I began to realize that it made real sense for me.” “…Tina stood by me, finding the right buyer almost immediately, even during the winter months…” “…Then began the look for a new place and patiently she showed me the many options which were available to me and when I finally found a spot I would feel more comfortable in, she smoothed the way for that to happen.” “…An individual who is totally detail-oriented, she covered all the “what ifs” and I didn’t have to think about them.” “…If you want a worry-free purchase or sale of your home, she’s the one!”
Chris and Colleen M.
“…Tina skillfully and tactfully guided us through the process of making an offer on the new home, readying our home for sale and establishing a reasonable, but advantageous price. We met with Tina on numerous occasions, and she always accommodated our schedule, returned calls within minutes and attentively listened to our goals and needs.” “…Tina’s attentiveness and follow-through were consistent throughout the entire process. She suggested ways to highlight our home’s features to prospective buyers that we might have overlooked. She was able to discuss retaining walls with our inspector while simultaneously holding the attention of our three-year old daughter. While another realtor might have lagged in responding to our last minute questions after signing the Purchase and Sale Agreements, she answered us with the same promptness and enthusiasm that she demonstrated on our first meeting.” “…Our house went on the market on a Tuesday. We can only imagine how hard Tina must have been working while we were enjoying our Thanksgiving turkey because by Friday we were sharing leftover pie and accepting a full-price offer.”
Josh and Penelope R.
“As first-time home buyers, my wife and I wanted a realtor we could trust to help us ask the right questions, find the best houses in our price range, and show us around may of the neighborhoods we were unfamiliar with. Thank goodness for Tina! She was tireless and trustworthy, perhaps the two most important qualities you could ask for in a realtor.” “…Tina was knowledgeable, helpful, and above all a pleasure to work with. She would always follow up on any questions we had about the properties we were looking at, and she made us feel like we were her most important clients. We couldn’t have found our house without her.”