"It is said that in life there are only two sure things: Death and taxes. Well, whoever came up with that clearly never purchased a home. Strife, stress, and anxiety throughout the process of buying a home should be added to that list. They are unavoidable for everyone, but what makes a difference is a realtor who can support you through the process and be exactly who you need them to be at exactly the right times. This was Katie Varney for us. Over the course of 4 months from the first time we looked at houses, to getting our keys to our new home Katie was our saving grace. My wife and I turned to each other regularly to express our gratefulness that we chose Katie as our realtor. She advocated on our behalf in countless disputes with the seller, visited the property when we couldn't be there in person, met us at a moment's notice to ensure we were represented in any conversation with the seller, and was a shoulder to lean (and occasionally cry) on whenever we needed her. Katie never made us feel like we were just part of a business transaction for her, but rather that we were friends. And part of that friendship came what I believe is the most important quality for a realtor: trust. We came to trust Katie at every turn to represent our needs and objectives.
We feel so fortunate to have gotten to work with Katie. Without Katie I can say with great confidence we would not have made it through the process of buying our home. She is truly the best of the best."
Sam Dowd, Lynnfield, MA (Buyer) Wed, 16 Jun 2021 00:10:19 +1000
"Katie Varney was incredible to work with. She is very knowledgeable and made the process of buying our first home very positive and easy (even during a pandemic)! She provided us top notch assistance and advice throughout the entire process and went out of her way to prioritize our needs and make sure we always understood all the variables and our options. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed in choosing Katie Varney --she is absolutely positively the BEST realtor around Greater Boston!"
Kate Kerrigan, Wilmington (Buyer) Sun, 24 May 2020 01:06:05 +1000
"Buying and selling in this competitive housing market with a newborn baby is not for the faint of heart. Luckily, we had Katie Varney on our side to help with both the buying and selling process. We knew we wanted to stay in Reading, MA and once we found a home that we were interested in, we would have to move fast. There were multiple offers on the house we were interested in, and with Katie’s savvy negotiation advice- the sellers accepted our offer! Katie also helped put our Reading home on the market. With Katie’s’ strategic direction, we had multiple offers the first weekend- all over asking!!! Katie truly understands the market in Reading and the surrounding towns and she will get you top dollar for your sale! She will also get you into the home that you want! Buying and selling in this market can be overwhelming, but Katie makes the process a breeze. Best of all, she makes you feel like you are working with a friend. I highly recommend Katie Varney for all your real estate needs!"
Veronica & JP- Reading, MA (Seller) Sat, 15 Jun 2019 03:47:57 +1000
"Katie Varney represented us both in the sale of our Reading home and an off-market purchase of our new home in Reading. We can not recommend her highly enough!! The expression we keep using is “we felt so take care of.”
Katie was always available and communicated so clearly and effectively. She provided constructive advice on what we needed to do to prep our house to sell, staged it beautifully, and priced it perfectly. We ended up selling for well over asking after only 6 days on the market. In a multi-offer situation she provided us excellent guidance to select the best offer. We knew she was talented and knew the market - that’s why we decided to work with her. What we didn't know is how easy she would make the entire process for us. The extra efforts she put in made a huge difference for our family.
We are so grateful for all of Katie's hard work, the easy process, and the end result of our home buying and selling experience with her!"
Rosie Martel-Foley - Reading, MA (Seller) Thu, 23 May 2019 22:13:07 +1000
"Katie Varney was able to put our house on the market and sell it in what I would consider record time. She was always available and communicated clearly and timely. We had several hiccups that were out of everyone's control and Katie was a huge help in overcoming them. This was our first time working with Katie (having used other agents in the past) and in the future I won't go anywhere else."
Andrew, Reading MA. (Seller) Tue, 20 Nov 2018 02:24:33 +1000
"Katie was amazing to work with. She was very responsive and always went above and beyond to make sure we understood everything that was going on and were comfortable with the process. She has a wonderful grasp of the market in Reading and knew how best to help us find our next home and sell our current home.
I never worried about sending Katie questions and concerns as I knew she would always be there to patiently and kindly answer them for me. Over the last year and a half we developed a great relationship with Katie that morphed from a client-realtor relationship to a friendship. We could not have been happier with all of her help and would recommend her to everyone else we know looking to buy or sell!
Katie is just great and made this sometimes nerve-wracking process much smoother and less crazy!"
Leigh & Dan A, Reading MA (Buyer) Mon, 19 Nov 2018 03:50:01 +1000
"Katie's knowledge of the neighborhood and understanding our needs/wants really stood out throughout the whole process. She was able to steer us away from purchases we would have regret and was able to really focus in on what we were looking for."
Ron C, Reading (Buyer) Wed, 03 Oct 2018 03:43:39 +1000
"I used Katie Varney as my Buying Agent for my first home purchase. She made the process very easy, and was very knowledgeable with any questions I had along the way. She was also quick to respond, and was very flexible when it came to viewing times. I would definitely recommend her if you are in need of and agent, and would gladly use her again given the opportunity!"
Brian Bolger, Reading (Buyer) Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:10:22 +1000
"We were introduced to Katie through close fiends who recommended her after helping them buy a home in 2016.
On a Monday evening this spring we saw an email from her asking why we hadn't inquired about a certain home. She knew us well enough to know it was exactly what we were looking for. After seeing it online that night we reached out to ask for a viewing, which she coordinated for the following morning. And she did it all from a concert!
During the viewing the next morning she didn't pressure us, answered our questions, kept us calm, and gave us all the time we needed to process this big decision. We felt like her only clients!
Through the entire buying process she was quick to respond, through in her answers, and patient with us. She was wonderful for our friends, and really came through for us. We recommend her for anyone looking for a knowledgable, patient, caring, and thoughtful realtor!"
Michael Houlihan, Reading (Buyer) Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:56:37 +1000
"I created a post on facebook asking for recommendations for an Agent. Multiple people recommended Katie Varney. She did not disappoint!
We were one of 12 offers on the house we wanted. Katie was able to work with the sellers agent, talk us up, negotiate and ultimately secure the house for us. I very much believe that we may have not gotten our house if not for Katie.
Katie was wonderful to work with. She was always available when I needed her; email, phone, etc. She is very knowledgeable and most importantly I trusted her throughout the entire process. If she suggested something, I trusted it was the best thing to do. I would recommend Katie to anyone I know."
Colleen - Billerica, MA (Buyer) Thu, 24 May 2018 05:21:35 +1000
"Katie was very approachable and easy to reach 7 days a week. She understood this was my first property sale and was very patient explaining steps multiple times, in detail. Her sense of humor and the relaxed manner were welcomed since the process can be emotionally difficult.
Katie did a great job staging the property. She brought in her own personal props and also suggested a few additional pieces. Everything looked great and the recommendation on what to change really improved the look and feel of the house. She has a great eye for detail.
I felt confident in Katie's experience and that she was working for my best interest. I would highly recommend Katie.
Karen Stroman, Reading (Seller) Tue, 05 Dec 2017 08:43:55 +1000
"Katie Varney really knew the market when we asked her to list our house. She helped us with staging and really highlighting the best aspects of our home. She had excellent comps and suggested the best marketing tools for our house. She was always available for questions and advice. And we were very pleased with the offers we received. We would highly recommended Katie Varney to other sellers and buyers."
Kaitlyn, Reading MA (Seller) Thu, 30 Nov 2017 04:35:00 +1000
"We really liked working with katie for both the buying and selling process. She really knows the area so was able to help us. She was very professional and accessible. Overall, we would highly recommend her services."
Nikki sutton , reading ma (Seller) Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:39:55 +1000
"Katie's strength is in her ability to write (and win) offers. She is knowledgeable in the local market and is up front and honest in her approach. We appreciated the realistic feedback and recommendations as this helped us win our offer. She was fair in all aspects of the experience and someone I would recommend highly."
Joe S (Buyer) Tue, 01 Aug 2017 22:57:04 +1000
"Katie was amazing to work with. She knows so much about the Reading area (and surrounding towns) and the current market. She truly helped to make this process as painless as home buying and selling can be. We so appreciated her patience, optimism and continued support. We would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in the North of Boston area. She is the best!"
Leigh Aird, Reading MA (Seller) Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:31:57 +1000
"We couldn't have been happier with our experience working with Katie Varney. We worked with her on the sale of our home and purchase of new home and she was a great partner throughout the entire process. Katie is professional, knowledgeable, friendly and understanding. The purchase of our new home and sale of our previous home went very quickly and we attribute that to Katie's understanding of what we needed in a new home and her excellent sales strategy. She was patient and walked us through the entire process during a very busy time. We highly recommend Katie to anyone in the buying or selling process! She's the best!"
Kerri LeCam, Reading (Seller) Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:28:44 +1000
"Katie is simply the best. I was referred to her through a co-worker and couldn't have been happier with the recommendation. The house we purchased only hosted one open house before reviewing offers. It was a highly competitive situation as over 40 people walked the property. Katie was smart, direct and right on the money when it came to writing up our offer. Her recommendations for writing a personal note coupled with her "odd ball number" price won us our forever home. Throughout the home buying process, Katie was extremely available for any and all questions. You could reach her by calling, texting or emailing or any combination of the three. I highly recommend using Katie as your realtor and guarantee you make a friend!"
Janine Swartz, Melrose (Buyer) Thu, 15 Sep 2016 23:27:14 +1000
"Katie was a wonderful real estate agent! She made a very stressful experience great and we ended up with our beautiful home! She was fun to work with and went above and beyond to help us. Thanks for all of your hard work!"
Sarah, Charlestown (Buyer) Fri, 17 Jun 2016 03:50:28 +1000
"Katie Varney is the best! She is extremely professional to work with. Even though we met through a real estate website, we became good friends and discussed our evolving needs in housing market. Katie has been very flexible and accommodating. She was always ready with detailed facts, and provided most viable options. We had an awesome experience as sellers, and I would highly recommend Katie !"
Sarika Verma, Reading (Seller) Sat, 28 May 2016 21:58:01 +1000
"Katie's level of professionalism did not waiver during the sale of our home. Even when faced with challenges during negotiations with prospective buyers."
Trudy, Reading a a (Seller) Sun, 15 May 2016 00:00:37 +1000
"We started searching for our first home back in mid December. We came across Katie Varney's contact. From the get go she had all of the things we were looking for in a house and had listings lined up for us to look at. Within two months we had found our first home which had everything that we were looking for. I will recommend Katie to anyone who is looking to buy a home"
Mark Belanger Lynn, MA (Buyer) Sat, 27 Feb 2016 01:52:03 +1000
"Katie was extremely organized and detailed in her delivery and marketing of our Stoneham house. Lisa and I were extremely satisfied with our overall experience and would absolutely recommend Katie to our family and friends for any future home purchases."
Stephen Matthews- Reading, Ma. (Seller) Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:10:28 +1000
"Katie was a pleasure to deal with and very professional throughout the entire process. I would absolutely recommend Katie to family and friends for any future home purchases."
Stephen Matthews- Reading, Ma. (Buyer) Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:55:48 +1000
"Our family decided to move back to Reading and we chose to work with Katie Varney of Classified Realty Group.
We would recommend Katie for many reasons.
* She listened to our wants/needs and helped us find the perfect home for our family.
* She had our best interests in mind during the home-buying process.
* Katie helped us weigh the pros and cons of houses that we were interested in buying and spent a lot of time with us exploring the area.
* She knows the town of Reading inside and out.
* We like her and trust her and feel strongly that all her clients will get the same great consulting and service.
* We believe that we would not have won the bid to purchase our home without Katie’s thinking and strategy.
Things move quickly and she was there for us to explain everything so that we were in the know and always on top of what came next. We can’t say enough about how important it is in this market to have a realtor who really, truly wants to get you into a home you are thrilled to have.
We have worked with a few realtors and Katie is the first and only one that we would recommend to family, neighbors and friends. If you are looking to sell your current home or purchase a new home, Katie would be an excellent choice."