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“Julie helped us purchase a new home in Newton. We were patient buyers, and Julie was happy to help us find the right home, reaching out only with listings with real potential that matched our needs. Once we decided to make an offer, Julie was wonderful to work with during that busy time. Julie was always available for questions big and small; she was thorough, honest and straightforward. She knew the Newton market well, which helped during the buying process. We could tell she genuinely cares for her clients' well-being. We highly recommend Julie to others!”

-- Jason and Stacey B., December 2018

“We have been working with Julie over the past several months to sell our house in Newton.  Julie has been fantastic to work with from day 1.  She is always organized, professional, and knowledgeable.

“She has helped us navigate both the expected and the inevitable unexpected issues that arise in the process of listing and selling a house.  She has been an excellent communicator and is consistently available to help us get the house ready for both the listing and the closing of the house. She has a strong network of high-quality individuals who have helped get the house ready for the sale and closing. 

“We have been incredibly happy to work with Julie and give her our highest recommendation!”

-- Carolyn K. and Ian D., December 2018

“Several years ago we purchased an investment property with Julie Agarkov's assistance. She advised us where to buy and she helped with the entire process. Now we were selling this property with Julie's help again. The successful sale proved that her initial advice was ‘right on the money!’ As a listing agent she handled everything, provided helpful advice and was a catalyst for a successful transaction.  When we ran into some challenges and the transaction was close to falling apart, Julie was able to save it and keep it together leading to a very satisfactory result. 

“We would highly recommend Julie as a very knowledgeable, experienced and professional agent and a pleasant person to work with!”

-- Ruzhena and Vadim S., July 2018

"I worked with Julie for both buying and selling my home, with tremendously successful results on both ends. She is highly professional, attentive to her clients' needs, and very sensitive to nuance. Julie was extremely helpful in all phases of the transactions and was always available, regardless of the time of day. In addition, she is a very lovely person and was thus always a pleasure to work with.”

-- Yuri N., August 2017

“Julie helped us purchase a new home and sell our old home in mid-2017.  She took our old home from listing to under agreement in less than two weeks with multiple offers that resulted in a purchase price that exceeded the listing price.  She is incredibly responsive at all hours, and very knowledgeable of the local market and closing requirements for the Town of Brookline.  Most of all, her calm and pleasant demeanor was always reassuring during stressful moments.  She has our thanks for a job well done!”

-- David and Vinita F., July 2017

"Julie Agarkov quickly made it evident to me that I could have complete faith in her from start to finish in the preparation, marketing, and sale of my parents' house of 61 years.  Her hard work, experience, and expertise made the entire process so much easier than I had feared.  She kept me informed every step of the way, and in the (rare) instance she could not answer my question, she found out the answer and then got back to me immediately.  

“Julie was aware of the emotional aspect of this transaction for me; it was my childhood home, and her wisdom and sensitivity were totally appreciated.  I would recommend Julie Agarkov absolutely without reservation.”

-- Richard W., July 2017

“I can’t thank you enough for selling my house. Working with you was a wonderful experience. Selling the house was very stressful for me. You made this very arduous process manageable. You were a great adviser guiding me through all phases of the process – market analysis, pricing, preparing for showing, sales contracts and closing.

“I couldn’t write without mentioning further the preparation of the house for market. My family had accumulated a lot of stuff (a lot!) and downsizing was not something I wanted to do. Your guidance and encouragement were spot on. I received numerous compliments from the showings.

“The proof of all your efforts is that the house sold the first weekend on the market.

“Thanks again to my real estate guru.”

-- Paul R., May 2017

“My family hired Julie Agarkov of Hammond Residential Real Estate to sell our parents’ home in Newton. She did an excellent job, and the home sold at a higher price than we had expected and much more rapidly than expected. Early on, Julie outlined how she expected the process to unfold—and it unfolded exactly as she had predicted. We received multiple bids less than a week after the property appeared on the market. The process was complicated by the fact that none of us lived locally, and so Julie also willingly acted to hire people to remove sixty years of belongings, to prepare the home for the open houses, and to empty it entirely after the sale. Julie handled all these processes with tact and professionalism. Julie also kept us calm and informed of each event in real time by email, and even provided her own funds while awaiting ours in order to prevent delays. Julie, Thanks for your help in all these matters.”

-- Scott G., June 2016

"We can’t thank you enough for your help selling my mother’s home.  You made an extremely difficult time in our lives more bearable by taking such great care in the preparation and coordination of everything involved with the sale.  You found my mother that perfect home 17 years ago and she cherished it.  Again, thank you for our long and wonderful relationship over the years.  We know that we can always count on you.”

-- Lisa and Bill, September 2015

“JoAnn and I wanted to send you a brief note to thank you for all your help in processing the sale of our single-family home in West Roxbury.

“As you are aware we both were novices in the process of selling a house. We interviewed about six different real estate agents within the area and we found you to be the most professional, knowledgeable, with a good sense of style and confidence. 

“After we signed on with you we were not disappointed with your leadership and guidance to help us along the difficult process of selling a home. You took charge and held open houses with a great turnout of agents with prospective buyers and moved the entire deal along in a matter of a few short weeks.

“You made a very emotional and stressful situation easier. It could not have been done without you. For this we both thank you and wish you continued success.

“We would recommend you at any time.”

-- JoAnn and Phil G., October 2014


"Julie has recently helped us sell our condominium in Brookline.  It has been a pleasure working with her.  Julie was very professional and knowledgeable. She was always available for our questions. Overall we had a very successful experience and we would like to work with Julie again in the future."

-- Tatyana N., October 2014

"We had the pleasure of working with Julie Agarkov on buying an investment property. Our experience was excellent! Julie invested a lot of time and effort into orienting us to the current market, answering our questions, doing research, and answering our frantic phone calls in a timely manner. We really value her professionalism as well as her personality. She gave us her thoughtful advice when needed. However, we never felt pressured by her into making any decisions which we were not comfortable with. I would ask for Julie's assistance whenever I need a real estate agent again and I recommend her to all my friends and relatives.”

-- Rena and Vadim S,, June 2014

“My interactions with Julie Agarkov were very professional and very successful. She has a great deal of knowledge about the real estate market. She is thorough and very thoughtful. She provided us with both an excellent overview of the sales process as well as detailed steps and timelines about the sale of our house. She was always available for questions. Julie provided us with useful feedback at each step of our sale.

“She also helped us both finalize the sale as well as guide us through the closing process. We (my wife and I) recommend her with the highest enthusiasm and with absolutely no reservations. Julie is the consummate real estate professional.”

-- Robert and Yael L., August 2011

“We would like potential customers to know that if they need help purchasing or selling real estate, Julie Agarkov from Hammond Real Estate is an excellent resource! We have worked with Julie to sell two Newton homes in just three years. She helped us to sell our long-time family home in Newton Center and then find and buy a lovely, clean, updated condo in Chestnut Hill. Three years later we moved 3000 miles away from Boston and with Julie’s help we were able to sell our Chestnut Hill condo at a profit in a time of a real estate sluggish market.

"Selling property is detailed work that takes wisdom, negotiation skills and a feel for the market. We are both grateful for Julie as she was able to guide us through the process step by step. While living so far away Julie would regularly contact us via phone or emails with updates, information, questions, considerations and suggestions. She was extremely respectful of our needs and our decisions and gave us plenty of space to discuss our options privately before we would come back to her with our decisions.”

-- Rebecca and Mark R., December 2010