Sears Real Estate928 Belmont Avenue
Springfield, MA 01108
"In a nutshell, we were in a tight spot trying to find the right house in a seller's market with interest rates rapidly rising, houses disappearing within a day or two of appearing on the market, and wanting something we'd love in an area that felt perpetually too pricey for our wallets. As first time homebuyers, wading into that insanity felt like mentally and emotionally drowning. Katie helped us to figure out what we needed from our home, where our boundaries were around the things we were willing to compromise, and was both patient and tenacious as we kept on doggedly combing through potential listings. She had a way of summarizing a house space that cut through all of the confusion, and was always honest with us about what she thought were the strengths and weaknesses of a property. Thanks to her, we ended up not just finding "a house for now," but the dream home we did not think was possible the first time around. I believe that everything that makes her a great buyer's agent will also make her a great seller's agent, and so we won't be considering anyone else when we sell our home."
joohyeon han; Pelham (Buyer) Fri, 23 Dec 2022 04:59:19 +1000
"Eileen was great.
She took care of all our needs .
It was very good."
Robert Barber Somers , ct. (Buyer) Wed, 05 Oct 2022 18:36:00 +1000
"Dan possesses a wide knowledge of the neighborhoods we were interested in. He helped us with utmost professionalism as well as personal touch when needed. He was incredibly patient with our efforts to acquire the right property and has helped us to retain the services of contractors that we will need to renovate our home. We are immensely grateful to him and Sears Realty, couldn't have done it withou Dan.
The Sears office staff and brokers were extremely professional, friendly and very attentive to our needs.
We are from out of state, totally unfamiliar with area, and Dan helped us and guided us through the whole processs, could not be more grateful.
Extremely satisfied with our purchase and couldn't have done it without Dan's help."
Hilda and Jorge Mendez, Boca Raton, Fl. (Buyer) Tue, 27 Sep 2022 02:26:35 +1000
"Katie Sears Tivnan worked so hard for us with our Chicago to Western MA relocation as we had a lot of complexities and challenges with an out of state move. She is extremely intelligent, communicative, timely, and market savvy. We have found the best realtor in MA now to work with and refer to others! Thank you again, Katie!! -Melissa"
Melissa & W. MA (Buyer) Thu, 12 May 2022 06:09:09 +1000
"Excellent job listing and selling in a quick turnaround time frame..wonderful sales expertise."
Elizabeth Yacteen (Seller) Thu, 10 Mar 2022 04:34:16 +1000
"Katie was the agent for the fantastic house we purchased!
Katie was extremely helpful, open, transparent, and reliable through the whole process; she really cared about us, understood our needs from the very first open house, and gave us ideas on utilizing the space better.
Katie was always available to answer our questions and show us houses any time we asked.
Katie is the best! She was thorough and professional, and great to work with. She kept us apprised about available appointments and always let us know as soon as a new one came on the market. She was honest and forthright- no games. After dealing with several other brokers in the East Longmeadow area and being disappointed, we felt lucky to choose Katie.
We get to appreciate Katie even more now and became very good friends of ours!
I would totally work with them again!
P.S.: Her Cookies are AMAZING!"
Augusto & Sabrina Garcia - East Longmeadow (Buyer) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:04:46 +1000
"This was the first time I sold a house. Dan explained the process we'll. He answered my many questions .I knew I could count on him for good and informed advice"
Sandy Corwin, Poughkeepsie,NY (Seller) Thu, 09 Dec 2021 15:01:50 +1000
"My situation could have been rocky as I was selling my home of over 35+ years with my ex husband.
Amber Bach went over and beyond to keep me abreast of all situations and treated me with kid gloves..
I totally felt at ease and confident with her. Her skills and personality go a long way.
She got us a great sale and made it very comfortable in what could have been a very awkward situation.
I highly recommend Amber to anyone who is wanting to sell their residence. She treats you as a person, not a commission. Her personality shines.
Like I said before, Amber is a true professional who goes the extra mile. I have total confidence in her abilities.
She became a good friend.
I absolutely will use her again. She wants her customers to be happy and satisfied. She comes through with great results.
Amber is a piece of gold! Do not lose her!"
Theresa K (Seller) Fri, 03 Sep 2021 09:41:45 +1000
"As In most home sales there is always things that come up, Amber handled everything perfectly. She explained everything very clearly and professionally, and I doing so things went very smoothly."
David Askins (Seller) Sat, 17 Jul 2021 01:28:27 +1000
"Dan Rodriguez is a highly professional and knowledgable real estate broker. He attended to every detail in a timely and efficient manner, and even helped me compile a list of tasks I needed to do as I prepared to move! I would highly recommend Dan to anyone looking to sell their home!"
Irene - Easthampton (Seller) Wed, 30 Jun 2021 01:24:01 +1000
Amber Bachrecommended by Buyer view agent's profile
"I met Amber years ago, as we lived in the same town and our girls were at playgroup when they were little. I knew she was a real estate agent and I contacted her last May, in the middle of a pandemic, to ask for her help finding our forever home for me and my daughters.
Our relationship has evolved from acquaintances, client, friendship and now she has become part of my family! After finding our forever home, there were more than a few trials, tribulations, losses, and hurdles that came along with and during the process; but Amber stood by us and worked endlessly to make this happen.
She answered every call and text, gave me words of wisdom and comfort, and rejoiced in the good times.
The day we closed on the house we shared laughter, hugs, and tears! I will forever be thankful and will recommend Amber to anyone who is buying/selling a home."
Maria Seddon (Buyer) Thu, 27 May 2021 04:07:30 +1000
"We had the privilege of working with Eileen Lessard for the sale of a family member’s home in the past. We never considered using any other agent but Eileen for the sale of our home.
Eileen was exceptional with guiding us through the sale of our home. Selling a home can be very stressful but Eileen was always available with the proper information and calming presence. She was amazing at keeping us calm and focused as we dealt with a few inspection issues.
We have and will continue to recommend Eileen Lessard to all our friends, family and neighbors!"
Kathy Whitney, Wilbraham Ma (Seller) Fri, 30 Apr 2021 07:08:43 +1000
"From our very first meeting, I knew that Amber was the right person to sell our home. Amber's knowledge and motivation left us confident that she would sell our house for the best possible price. Throughout the entire process, Amber went above and beyond to answer all of our questions, address any concerns and ensure that the process went smoothly. Amber exceeded our expectations and I would highly recommend Amber and her team!"
Alyson Yorlano, Westfield, MA (Seller) Fri, 26 Feb 2021 05:44:01 +1000
"Katie priced our house very well, to the point that we had multiple viewings scheduled less than 24 hours after the listing went live and an offer within 48 hours!
Katie is a consummate professional. Her deep knowledge of Springfield real estate and ability to hone in on her clients' desire are top notch!
Katie has made our dream to moving to a better home a reality. Thank you!"
Lana Adero (Seller) Sat, 23 Jan 2021 12:45:38 +1000
"Eileen Lessard was terrific, very helpful, informative and easy to work with. Her numerous communications kept us informed at every step."
Whiting Houston, Springfield, MA (Seller) Wed, 13 Jan 2021 07:00:59 +1000
"Dan's insights, market knowledge, customer service and diligence, all combined to ensure the successful sale of my property. I appreciated so much his wise counsel and unerring advice."
Robert Donovan, Forest Park, Springfield (Seller) Wed, 09 Dec 2020 18:55:00 +1000
"I used Eileen Lessard to buy and sell my condo 7 years later. I also used her to buy my perfect home in Longmeadow just last wee. She was knowledgeable through every aspect of the process, guiding and informing me. She listened to me, understood what I was looking for and wanted and encouraged me not to settle and within a short period of time I found my perfect house. She was always available and punctual and guided me through the entire process and recommended highly professional workmen for different things I needed in our house."
Kathlene Dabas Longmeadow, MA (Buyer) Wed, 11 Nov 2020 03:48:54 +1000
"I used Eileen to find the condo in 2012 and then used her again to sell it. She was professional and excellent at everything. I will recommend her to others."
Kathlene Dabas, Springfield (Seller) Fri, 04 Sep 2020 00:58:51 +1000
"House was in Estate and there were some issues. Brian stayed with us through entire process; never let us down."
Chris, Woburn (Seller) Thu, 27 Aug 2020 04:11:57 +1000
"Dan Rodriquez was amazingly attentive and available who helped me in every step of this sale with professionalism, humor and patience. He helped me set a competitive price for the house and was able to obtain a bid which exceeded that price. Dan also helped me clean up my pool to improve the house presentation!"
Steve Hays, Springfield, MA (Seller) Fri, 14 Aug 2020 01:55:57 +1000
"Because I had a history with Dan, I was extremely confident that if he performed like he had in the past, I would receive the best possible service."
John Klenakis, Springfield/Agawam (Seller) Fri, 07 Aug 2020 06:22:12 +1000
"Eileen always puts her clients first and makes sure that she guides them throughout the process. Having used Eileen to buy one house and sell two others in the past, I chose to continue my professional relationship with her based on all of her wonderful characteristics. This time she was my seller's agent, but having also had her as my buyer's agent, I can certainly attest to the fact that she is very friendly, trustworthy and patient. She knows the real estate business inside and out and makes sure you have all of the information you need to make an informed decision. I have never hesitated in contacting Eileen to help me figure out anything related to real estate and she has always willingly offered to assist me. Whenever I have reached out to her, she always gets back to me in a reasonable amount of time and her correspondence has always been clear and respectful. I have developed a strong relationship with Eileen over the years and I know that I can rely on her and trust her.
I highly recommend Eileen Lessard for all of your real estate buying/selling needs. Eileen makes sure that all parts of the buying/selling process move smoothly and is in constant contact with you. As your buyers/sellers agent she will look after your best interests. I trust her implicitly, so much so that I have recently asked her to help me navigate looking at out of state real estate and have had her look at my house through the lens of possibly selling in the future."
Sheila C. (Seller) Tue, 14 Jul 2020 02:47:05 +1000
"Eileen went above and beyond to ensure the sale of my home went flawlessly. She is caring and understanding of her clients’ unique situations and responds accordingly."
Cecilia Kim, Franklin MA (formerly of Springfield) (Seller) Thu, 09 Jul 2020 02:22:11 +1000
"My condo sold in a matter of days, which was very impressive. She made me realize that a disclosure was very important in the sale of my house. I trusted her and she was absolutely right. I always was updated and included in all conversations in a prompt and sufficient matter. Eileen was easy to talk to.I would highly recommend Eileen Lessard to anyone I know who is selling a house."
Angela 88 Yorktown Dr 01108 (Seller) Tue, 05 May 2020 00:03:43 +1000
"Brian is an excellent agent. I have used him in the past & I will use him in the future as well. I will also recommend him to anyone I know that is selling."
Lisa, Ludlow (Seller) Thu, 12 Mar 2020 04:17:18 +1000
"Personable and knowledge of local market
We chose to list price at higher price than commended and sale price was more consistent with what was recommended
Katie was very patient and kind with us. Selling a house we raised our family in and owned for 35 years was extremely emotional.
Katie represented the firm well
She was never pushy. It was clear she was trying to help us make financially prudent decisions not just sell the house"
Ken and Donna Scibelli (Seller) Sat, 01 Feb 2020 13:06:51 +1000
"katie’s knowledge and professionalism is phenomenal. my family has used Katie to sell my mothers house with her passing away at my fathers house with his passing away and the sale of my house and each sale was in less than two months each. Katie is very trustworthy it was always there to answer any Question with a moments notice. I suggest Katie 125% anyone in need the most outstanding realtor there is."
Rebecca Holyoke Ma (Seller) Fri, 31 Jan 2020 11:13:04 +1000
"As a first time homebuyers, Dan guided us with the step by step process of purchasing a home and did a great job. He is very knowledgeable and skilled in the industry. I highly recommend using Sears Real Estate if you’re looking to buy or sell a home."
Gerry & Hilda (Buyer) Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:06:27 +1000
"This is the second time working with Sears and Dan. He made the process as easy as possible with tons of support and lots of communication. Buying and selling can be a very stressful process and Dan made it seem more tolerable. I would totally recommend The Sears agency and Dan."
Bobby Sanville Springfield MA (Seller) Thu, 05 Sep 2019 02:34:54 +1000
"Eileen was outstanding. We could not be happier with the sale of our home. Will recommend her to anyone we know looking to buy or sell a home."
Mark and Joan Tartt (Seller) Sat, 27 Jul 2019 01:00:14 +1000
"Eileen Lessard was a true professional in every way throughout our home selling and purchasing process. I wouldn't trust any other person other than her to assist and guide us. I knew her capabilities and experience were just what we needed to ensure we ended up in the perfect home at the right price.
She was so informative and took time to explain things clearly and to break them down in a manner that my wife and I could understand. My wife and I were always comforted by the fact that we had someone of her expertise on our side throughout viewings, negotiations, inspections, and ultimately up to closing on both homes. Clearly, selling and purchasing a home can be stressful but Eileen did an amazing job helping my family remain as calm, cool and collected as possible throughout the entire process.
I highly recommend using Eileen Lessard for any real estate needs you may have. She is a 5 out of 5 star!"
Paul Dionne, Somers, CT (Buyer) Wed, 10 Jul 2019 00:41:03 +1000
"We couldn't be happier with our experience dealing with Dan Rodriguez and Sears Real Estate. Dan is local and has a great reputation. In addition, Sears "owns" the Forest Park Heights historic district so he knew the special ins and outs of our neighborhood. From the beginning, his experience made us feel we were in good hands. He made the whole process less nerve racking with his patience, knowledge, and helpfulness.and his expertise in selling and dealing with clients really paid off. He's a straight shooter and a consummate professional. We couldn't be happier with our choice."
Carol & Neville Kerr, Springfield, MA (Seller) Sat, 06 Jul 2019 00:06:34 +1000
"Eileen communicated with us every step of the way. She properly set the price for our house and quickly had the property under contract. She also was very accessible to show us our new condo. She kept us calm by organizing all parties involved. It was a great experience all the way through. I would highly recommend Elieen to my family and friends.
Tom Fountain. West Springfield, MA (Seller) Wed, 26 Jun 2019 09:52:38 +1000
Kelly Dunphyrecommended by Seller view agent's profile
"Kelly went above and beyond throughout the entire process, she was always available to answer questions, was on top of all paperwork and deadlines and was a tremendous help during inspections and closing."
Stacey Lynch, Easthampton (Seller) Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:22:05 +1000
"Eileen was my first realtor, given this was the first home I purchased. She took the time to understand what I was looking for, and her background and history in Springfield was exactly what I needed given requirements of my work-sponsored grant. She guided me through the entire process and answered all of my questions, even providing valuable insight on questions I did not think to ask. Her knowledge of the services in the area helped me secure a loan through a mortgage company, a reputable professional to inspect my home, and proper legal representation that was above par. I would absolutely recommend Eileen to friends, family, and work colleagues, and I do wish we have the opportunity to work together again.
Joe H, Springfield Mass (Buyer) Sat, 01 Jun 2019 02:36:00 +1000
"We were fully briefed every step of the way. Being older, it was a hectic time for us.
We were encouraged to ask questions and felt comfortable keeping in close contact.
Katie was professional, knowledgeable and totally present to us and our needs.
After mentioning our thoughts on moving to Katie, she was helpful and encouraging and
Helped us focus on our needs and choices. We didn’t feel pressured, rather more confident in
We would be very confident in recommending Katie and Sears Realty to anyone interested in selling a home."
Arnold and Karen Matz, Springfield (Seller) Wed, 29 May 2019 12:26:57 +1000
"My experience with Katie Sears Tivnan was delightful! As a realtor, she was knowledgeable and she was able to meet my expectations. She was timely and professional. As a person, Katie is warm, funny and compassionate. I would encourage anyone who’s going through the ordeal of buying or selling a house to work with Katie and let her guide you through the process."
Liz Roy, Springfield (Seller) Tue, 28 May 2019 22:38:45 +1000
"Melissa is a wonderful person who is dedicated to her job. She goes above and beyond for her clients."
Sally Geisel : Springfield, Ma (Seller) Sat, 18 May 2019 09:23:47 +1000
Kelly Dunphyrecommended by Buyer view agent's profile
".Kelly was fantastic through the whole process. Very quick to respond to any questions I had! Very organized with all of the deadlines on both the sell side and with the purchase of this home."
Crystal Morin, Wilbrham (Buyer) Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:19:26 +1000
"I cannot imagine anyone else bringing more energy, competence and commitment to the goal of getting the house sold quickly and at a price I could be comfortable with. Not only did Melissa get the house sold I absolutely know that she worked hard to deliver the best pricing for me.
Melissa understood immediately what my goals were and she acted appropriately to address all of them.
Fantastic........, Sears is fortunate to have such an energetic, genuine, cheerful and professional member of their Team. There are many intangible qualities that can add to a person's on the job "worth" and Melissa has them in quantity."
Mark, Somers (Seller) Wed, 09 Jan 2019 07:04:17 +1000
"Dan was knowledgeable and has the highest degree of professionalism"
Paul Andruszkiewicz, Springfield mass. (Seller) Tue, 23 Oct 2018 03:46:03 +1000
"I though Dan gave very effective advice in setting an appropriate price and was available to answer any questions in a prompt and courteous manner."
Tom Shea,Russell (Seller) Sat, 21 Jul 2018 06:48:19 +1000
"I drove around the East Forest Park area for a few months and noticed comparable houses listed by Sears. I then checked the website for more info. A family member had done business with Dan Rodriguez and suggested I contact him directly. Two other brokers looked at the house and I felt that were not as thorough and/or reasonable about setting an asking price. One way to low, one way too high!!! Dan nailed it when taking into consideration comparable homes in the area. I am happy to say I got my asking price.
I am very grateful that I chose Dan Rodriguez as my broker. There was a delay in the sale due to circumstances beyond the control of myself and Dan. Dan did a marvelous job keeping me abreast of the situations. Although I questioned his reissuance's often, he continued to assure me we were on track and everything would work out. And thankfully it did.
I would highly recommend anyone thinking of selling their home to give Dan a call. Should the occasion arise again and I need the services of a broker, I will call Dan first."
Peg Bell, Springfield, MA 01118 (Seller) Fri, 20 Jul 2018 02:15:44 +1000
"Brian was always well prepared, conscientious and extremely helpful in every aspect of his part in guiding me in the sale of my house and the purchase of my condo. After explaining my options, he always then asked me what decision I wanted to make. His attention to detail is exceptional. His communication, organization and caring manner are superior. They are the reason that Brian Sears is the only recommendation that I would offer to a friend seeking simply, the best realtor. Thank you Brian for all that you continue to do to help me complete the process, for your patience and for being a thoughtful, fun loving and caring friend.
When Brian was away, he guided Melissa in here role of being the realtor filling in for him at the time of the closings and move. With his guidance and her own experience, Melissa went above and beyond her role in the process. She was more than involved as one might expect. When the air conditioning system froze on the night of the move, she had aa HVAC person at my new condo at 9:00 AM the next day. Brian and Melissa served as a great Sears Real Estate team for me.
Thanks for both of you for making my move smooth!"
Joy Holsing, Enfield, CT (Seller) Fri, 13 Jul 2018 23:36:32 +1000
"Brian’s in-depth knowledge of homes, and in our case, historical homes, greatly helped with the quick, smooth sale of our home. Brian was always easy to reach and was on top of every detail from staging our home to proper placements of smoke alarms and everything in between. I highly recommend Brian Sears and the Sears Real Estate Team to anyone that is considering selling or buying."
Cindy Sattal (Seller) Fri, 06 Jul 2018 11:25:46 +1000
Mary Sainatorecommended by Buyer view agent's profile
"We met Mary Sainto when we emailed about a house that we were interested in. It was just going under contract, so the selling broker didn't get back to us. Somehow Mary heard we were looking and took the initiative to scour the area for similar homes and reach out to us. We met Mary through her initiative and our good luck.
Mary is a gem. We couldn't be more pleased and credit her with the success of a long search for that perfect property, which sometimes didn't seem possible. Mary was never impatient or pushed for a sale; she gave an honest appraisal of houses that might have worked but weren't "the one." Others will say they take the long view and build relationships. but Mary really went the extra mile, and another mile after that.
We are pretty experienced home buyers but would really recommend Mary to people who are new to the market because she works to really find the right home for you. She would say - I'll show you anything you're interested in - and because we had a really broad price range and location she would actively look for houses, not just rely on computer searches. She tramped through houses, fields and barns with good will and an observant eye. She knew our dream house in a way that went beyond boxes on a checklist. She learned what information we would want and proactively collected it and delivered. It was a pleasure to work with someone we could really count on to be there for us."
Sarah Marble, East Longmeadow, MA (Buyer) Wed, 23 May 2018 10:23:34 +1000
"Brian sold our Springfield home in less than a week! He worked with us to get us what we needed, was easy to reach and always replied quickly. He made the process simple for us. Would highly recommend Brian to anyone looking to sell a home quickly. Such a wonderful experience with Brian."
Angela, Greg & Clara Cartier- Springfield, MA (Seller) Thu, 05 Apr 2018 03:39:59 +1000
"Very professional and attentive. 100% recommended !!"
Jimenez, Springfield (Buyer) Sat, 05 Aug 2017 09:18:19 +1000
"Danny is a very conscientious person very efficient communicated well and got the job done. Thanks Dan"
Tom Sullivan Springfield (Seller) Mon, 31 Jul 2017 03:25:39 +1000
"Dan Rodriguez was always professional in every situations. He held our best interest on top and kept a deal together that seemed to be going SOUTH. He always kept us informed. I've been doing a multitude of activities in real estate for the past 25 years and I can say Dan is by far the best realtor I've been associated with and will use him for future deals I have in the works.
Henry Putnam, Indian Orchard Ma (Seller) Thu, 05 Nov 2015 08:46:23 +1000
"Dan Rodriguez was very knowledgeable about the local real estate market and priced the property at just the right level. I would use Dan again in any future transactions and will and have recommended Dan to other neighbors. He made the whole experience of selling a house less stressful and I appreciate that very much"