"This was our first experience buying a home and Michele was enormously helpful throughout the entire process! She was able to answer all of our questions and also prompted questions we didn't know we needed to ask. We learned a great deal about all aspects of the home-buying process. Michele is clearly very experienced and knowledgeable about real estate in the greater Boston area, and she made herself readily-available for showings and for questions over the phone/text, even while traveling out of town. We highly recommend Michele!"
-- Rachel C., September 2019
"Michele Friedler has been my broker for four different house deals. Most recently, I sold my house in Chestnut Hill and purchased a townhouse in Newton Centre. Michele and her team were incredible in both projects. For my house sale, she worked closely with the contractors in order to make the house perfect for any buyer. She had suggestions of ways to improve it that I never would have considered. She also arranged for the staging and photography. The house looked even better than when I had lived in it!
“She was always available at the drop of a hat to meet with prospective buyers, vendors, contractors or anyone who needed to be at the house if I were unavailable. We sold the house very quickly for a strong price. For my new property, the house was still under construction and she made wise suggestions about items I could ask for that would make the house more customized for my needs. She noticed things that I hadn’t and helped me create a punch list for the builder to improve the property. Michele is professional, brilliant at what she does, always available, and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her to any of my friends and colleagues."
-- Lisa C., July 2019
"Michelle helped us sell our home in Brookline. She was kind, responsive, and clearly had the entire process under control. I am confident that she got us the best deal possible. She did a great job organizing the open house and it led to multiple offers. She did a great job of steering us through P&S, even though some strange (but minor) issues cropped up. Most impressive, she helped make sure our home would be ready for closing. The fire alarm inspection was complicated, as the fire department had a strange hold on our file that turned out to be a mistake. Like everything else, she had that under control and sure enough, we were ready for closing in plenty of time. Thank you so much, Michelle, for all your help!"
-- Adam R., May 2019
"It is a great pleasure to recommend Michele and Dakotah for your Boston area home search. I am originally from the midwest, and I am accustomed to being around large beautiful homes that stay on the market for an eternity. Greater Boston real estate is a totally different ball game and finding the best team was a priority. Michele and Dakotah were positive game changers for me, they helped guide and calm me through the entire process.
“Understanding Boston real estate is a very complicated process and Michele's team was very informative in teaching me tips regarding the timing of the market, discerning nuances of location, and evaluating the hidden potential for a variety of homes. Finding the perfect home took an incredible amount of effort and dedication on their part. We saw over 30 homes and Michele and Dakotah's wealth of knowledge were evident. Michele is obviously very experienced in her craft and has many connections in the field. I can always be confident in her ability to contact anyone at any time of day to get something done as soon as possible.
“I was extremely impressed with how quickly things were coordinated with our attorney. What I loved about Michele and Dakotah was their honesty. They will work so hard for you to make sure that every detail of your home is perfect before you occupy it. Their extensive knowledge of the community is particularly evident, and they gave me helpful information regarding contractors. I am so grateful to have worked with the Michele Friedler team. I look forward to working with you both in the future!"
-- M. N. and O. A., November 2018
“We have talked about moving to Boston for many years. We hoped for a beautiful new home and a great buying experience. We got both. Truly more than we expected. Highly recommend Michele and her team. Very happy empty nesters.”'
-- Janice D., July 2018
"You know you have met a great Realtor when you have previous experiences to compare to. I must say Michele and her team are a hidden gem. Michele and her associate Dakotah had put in a lot of effort to finally find me a house that I will feel proud about and not be scared by ‘the money pit’ story.
“The team makes sure you get all the information you need. They go beyond the call of duty to meet the needs of someone like me who has asked 100’s of questions each day. They took care of all the moving parts and I felt in control of the situation all the time. Their recommendations of contractors are reliable and do a good job. I couldn't have asked for anyone better. I am glad I found them."
-- A. C., July 2018
"We highly endorse Michele Friedler and her team based on the job they did in the sale of our home. Besides being personable and a good communicator, she provided us with effective advice regarding offering price and she engaged prospective buyers expeditiously. Michele identified small and hidden steps in the transaction, and then offered to help and carried them out, which eased our burden in completing the transaction. She worked well with our attorney to ensure that all documents were reviewed and signed on time, and finally, she provided an excellent conduit to the eventual buyer and buyer's broker. Were we to engage in another transaction, we would definitely work with Michele and her team again.”
-- Deirdre and Ed H., April 2018
"Michele and her colleague, Dakotah, were fantastic throughout the entire process of both buying AND selling with us. We looked for our home for at least six months, and they were with us all the way – through the good, the bad, and ugly of the extremely hot greater Boston market! It was great working with them as a team because if Michele wasn’t available, we knew we wouldn’t lose out on the chance to see the property because Dakotah would be with us, and vice versa.
“We always got extremely fast responses because both of them made themselves available at all hours, day or night, weeknight or weekend. I can’t speak more highly of them and our experience, and would recommend them to anyone looking for representation on a purchase or sale.”
-- James H., February 2018
"Best of the best. I interviewed 4 brokers, the Michele Friedler Team is way better than others. Professional, serious, honest, and helpful. The whole process is very good when working with the Michele Friedler Team."
-- Holiday L., October 2017
"I was worried in such a hot market that I would not be able to find a home after selling mine without going into a bidding war. I was also worried I would not find exactly what I was looking for, as inventory is low in Brookline. The Michele Friedler Team put all my worries to ease!
“Michele and Dakotah were not only extremely knowledgeable about the market place for sellers, but also for buyers as well. They guided me through a hard process and made it look easy doing it!
“I would definitely recommend the team to my peers. When I went to find a home they found me exactly what I was looking for. They knew how important it was for me to find a home with an attached heated garage. They found me a home that ticks all of the boxes and then some! Aside from that, the team was also able to negotiate effectively and I felt I paid a reasonable price for my home. Lastly, they were always easily available via a phone call or email quickly to answer any questions I had. I appreciated their quick responses and level of professionalism.”
-- Richard B., June 2017
“Dakotah was a pleasure to work with and went above and beyond for us on our recent home purchase. I always felt like she had our interests in mind, from the listings she sent us, through the negotiations, to the closing. She also had a very professional and soft touch that helped to manage some difficult situations that popped up. We were thankful to have had not only her input, but also her approach, which we believe helped us to close on the project in a manner that left all parties happy. Lastly, she was super helpful with her knowledge of the Brookline area and helping us to navigate solutions to our different needs (e.g., parking, vendors). We'd very much recommend Dakotah to anyone looking to purchase a home.”
-- Kelly and Leona M., May 2017
“Michele was INCREDIBLY helpful. As first-time buyers, we had a lot to learn. This had the potential to be a very stressful process, but having Michele on our side put us completely at ease. She is knowledgeable, friendly, and ALWAYS available. In fact, I called her one night in a nervous fit, not knowing that she was on a family trip in Australia! Believe it or not, she still answered the phone, talked me through my concerns, and didn't even tell me it was 3 a.m. where she was until 15 minutes into the conversation! That level of attentiveness and dedication is unmatched. We were lucky to have her on our team.”
-- Nate and Trudi K., June 2017
"Our experience with Michele was outstanding. She was responsive to all of our questions and needs. She made the home buying experience completely smooth and pleasant. Her attention to detail, professionalism, and communication exceeded our expectations. We would definitely recommend her as your next real estate agent."
-- Melissa A. and Mike C., March 2017
“Dakotah is absolutely phenomenal! I can't say enough good things about her! She was so helpful in finding the right neighborhood for our family. She was able to find us a place next to a park for our dogs, close to the commuter rail for our daily commute to Boston and below budget. She made sure we were comfortable during the entire home-buying process, helping with any questions we had and helping give the mortgage company that extra push to be sure the closing was on schedule. I can't thank her enough for helping us find our new home!”
-- Alyssa P., December 2016
“I've worked with Michele twice now on both the buy and sale side of our home. She had to deal with some difficult personalities when we found the home and her very even keel, yet pleasantly persistent demeanor, is what helped us to close the deal. On the sale side, we had to sell our home very quickly. Immediately before the holidays, she made herself available and brought in top resources to stage and take beautiful photos of the house. She marketed the house through her extensive network before it was even listed and we had an offer above asking price within 24 hours.
“Having moved far from the house, Michele took care of every little detail which made it so easy for us. We have bought and sold houses numerous times across numerous states, but this one was by far the best experience yet...and that is because of Michele! If we move back, we will be calling her!”
-- Liz S., December 2016
“No matter which end of a real estate transaction you’re on, it’s a complex experience emotionally and financially. Michele was the perfect guide through all aspects of buying and selling. She has good judgment, common sense and a strong sense of decency, all traits that cannot be taken for granted. She was always prepared with advice and helpful information and she is unflappable under pressure. Michele is both a lovely person and an entirely trustworthy professional. It was a great pleasure to work with her!”
-- Roberta S., July 2016
"Highly professional, efficient and skilled, Michele exceeded all expectations. She is a seasoned and polished Realtor, exuding grace and warmth. From start to finish, Michele made the daunting process of marketing and selling my late father's home comfortable and seamless, attending to the smallest of details while supporting her clients with sensitivity, promptly addressing concerns big and small. Her advice with regard to negotiation strategy was on the nose. This resulted in a quick process, one week from listing to an agreement above the asking price. My family and I are extremely grateful for having had the opportunity to work with a Realtor as knowledgeable and committed as Michele.”
-- The Elias Family, March 2015
“Michele was the perfect person to help us find our forever home. We knew in general what we were looking for and had even poked around online before contacting Michele to represent us. She listened to what we wanted and helped us make it all happen. She made the whole process amazingly smooth --from putting together the offer, through handling a hairy inspection, and giving us excellent advice when negotiating on price. Her experience and savvy helped us feel secure in making big moves, and we were thrilled when what she suggested doing worked as an offering strategy! She's amazingly responsive -- by text, email and phone at just about any hour -- and always had names and phone numbers handy when we needed a mortgage broker, an attorney, an inspector, and a couple of contractors. She also was great at reminding us of stuff we'd talked about with her, but had forgotten amid everything else that was going on. We're hoping never to have to move again, but if we do, Michele will be involved for sure.”
-- Lesley T. and Jeff I., December 2014
“Our family’s experience with Michele Friedler was great! Michele was recommended to us by a friend who had bought his house through her.
“When my brother and I first met with Michele she was warm and engaging, as well as clear at laying out a strategy for us. The strategy of having the potential buyers bring in their own inspectors and contractors before making their offers, was what convinced us that she had a very sound plan of action. She did everything that she promised us in that first meeting; she recommended excellent people to help with every aspect that needed to be done prior to the open house. This was invaluable information because we had no idea where to begin. We were helped by Michele at every step of the process; I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.
“The real reason for writing to you is simple: Michele was so gracious and fun to be around, I looked forward to all of our meetings. It was very easy to see that if we enjoyed her company, so would anyone looking to buy our house! You are very fortunate to have such a solid professional on your team!”
-- Alison G., August 2014
“Aside from the excellent effort and excellent result in selling our home, I found Michele to be very forthcoming and easy to communicate with. My elderly mother also felt very comfortable with all interactions such as can be very difficult in her circumstance. Michele's wisdom and expertise resulted in a better-than-expected outcome with much lower-than-expected effort and preliminary cost. Even in a hot market, or maybe especially then, a good pro is worth the commission.”
-- Lia K., August 2014
“Thank you for doing everything you had promised, and for doing your job well and with grace. My family and I appreciated your kindness and humor during the course of the selling our parents’ house. I’m sure my siblings will be calling upon you when time comes for them to sell.
"Success and happiness to you and your family, and thank you for helping ours!”
-- Alison Gordy, July 2014
"Thank you again for all of your amazing work selling our house. We had a great experience working with Michele as our agent when we sold our house in Brookline. Michele gave us good advice regarding preparing the house for viewing in a very short time frame. She had a highly professional, attentive approach combined with an excellent knowledge of current market dynamics and came up with a fair market value for our property, based on her in-depth knowledge of the Brookline community. We had offers within a week of putting the house on the market, and Michele played an integral role in guiding us through the home inspection details, negotiation process and finalizing the closing. It was a pleasure having Michele as our agent and we would highly recommend her as a broker.”
-- Alex and Penny M., April 2014