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Olivia Martson is a long time resident of New Haven. She lives and works in downtown New Haven and is thoroughly familiar with the pros and cons of urban living. From 1992-1997, she served on the New Haven Board of Alderman as the elected representative for Ward 2, the downtown neighborhood immediately west of Yale University. Fore more :
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Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Westville, New Haven, CT.
~DiDi and Olivia were one of three realtors I interviewed. I found them to be very knowledgeable of New Haven and they had a good eye on how best to present my home to potential buyers. They helped me to decide what things I could improve upon prior to it being on the market. They helped me stage it, and when I say helped I mean they rolled their sleeves up and helped me move rugs and furniture. I liked that they did all the showings and therefore there was no need for a lockbox on my door. I know I made the right choice as I walk around the neighborhood and see that many houses that were on the market prior to listing mine are still for sale, months and months later. From the time my house was listed, they did 3 open houses and several private showings resulting in a good solid offer in about a month's time, which we closed on about a month later. I was in a position where I needed to sell my house in a short period of time; Didi and Olivia understood this and made it happen while still making me a profit. They had a high degree of professionalism and were always reachable by phone, email, and text messaging. I know I made the right choice by going with Didi and Olivia and recommend them without hesitation.
Olivia Martson was my agent, and she was fantastic. From her knowledge of historic homes (and activism on behalf of historic preservation) to her longstanding experience handling real estate deals, she offered a wealth of wisdom and sound advice, including excellent recommendations for inspectors, contractors, etc. As an added bonus, she's a lovely, interesting woman and a pleasure to work with.
I'm a first-time homebuyer -- now the proud new owner of a home I love on the exact street I was targeting! -- and Olivia helped make the whole process as transparent and stress-free as possible.
Sold a home in 2014.
We worked with Olivia many years ago when we purchased our first house and we were impressed with her knowledge of the area and she was perfect for first-time homebuyers. When we were ready to move 12 years later we contacted Olivia again. She and Didi are an excellent team, not only did they sell our house but they also negotiated our purchase of our next house simultaneously, which is not an easy feat. We are grateful for their hard work and effort.
Olivia and DiDi helped us sell our New Haven/East Rock condo, which was looking to be really hard sell b/c of some mortgage/building issues. We were actually really skeptical that it would move at all, or else that we would have to take a big loss, but they worked some incredible magic and we got an amazing offer less than 1 week after we listed it! Olivia and DiDi were incredibly knowledgable and down to earth about New Haven real estate and were full of very sage and sensible advice. On top of all that, they're just absolutely wonderful people and a joy to work with. I honestly don't think the place would have sold, let alone so quickly and at such a good price if we had gone with another realtor. If you're looking to sell or buy in New Haven, these are the ladies to go to!!
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Hamden, CT.
DiDi and Olivia were absolutely wonderful to work with throughout the entire process of buying and selling our home. (We worked with them for both transactions). They are incredibly knowledgeable about the New Haven area housing market and local service professionals . We worked with a number of the folks that DiDi and Olivia recommended including a carpenter, handyman and a house cleaner and all were also great to work with. DiDi and Olivia went beyond the call of duty in their efforts to make sure that our house sale went through - arranging a number of contractors for us after we moved out of state. We highly recommend the Urban Specialist team!
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $300K in Hamden, CT.
Olivia was fantastic! We were moving from out of state and had to find a home quickly. She got us into a dozen houses that we wanted to see on very little notice, while pointing out the best features of each area as we went through- and all on her husband's birthday! When we made our decision the next day, she stayed with us until 7 pm on a Sunday to fill out all of the initial paperwork since we had to head back out of state that evening. Her knowledge of the area was perfect because we knew nothing about this region, and she helped us find the perfect home. Her experience has also been invaluable because she knows the best people for any need, from loans to upgrade/repair that might be wanted/necessary, and every single person she recommended has been amazing.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $325K in Westville, New Haven, CT.
I met DiDi when she was working for the seller of a house I bought in 2004. My wife and I were impressed with her easy-going competence, which was a pleasant change from a number of other agents we'd worked with in New Haven.When we decided to buy a new house in our neighborhood and sell the one we were in, we called DiDi immediately. She and Olivia worked with us on the purchase of the new house and the sale of the existing one, bringing both transactions to successful conclusion.We had never sold a house before, and they helped us get it done quickly and painlessly. In particular, they were very helpful in determining the right offer price on the purchase and the right initial price on the sale.I would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the New Haven area.