“A quick note to say thank you for all your help, guidance and advice with my purchase of my new townhome.
“I noticed in a recent Hammond brochure that you began selling real estate in 1994, the very year I met you and you helped me purchase my first home. I must have been one of your first clients that spring!
“Over the years I’ve worked with you on multiple purchases and sales and I’ve come to rely on all the many resources you bring to each transaction including real estate lawyers, mortgage brokers, contractors, and inspectors. You have always made sound recommendations to people who are bright, responsive and competent. That is worth a lot and made my life a whole lot easier.
“It’s truly a pleasure working with you.”
-- Jean K., 2021
“When we chose Ezra as the broker for the sale of our house in Brookline, it was the first time in nearly 17 years that we had been in the real estate market. Much has changed and Ezra walked us through those changes, describing how they affected the reality of marketing property in today's technical and economic environment. After that he put together a comprehensive marketing plan, including positioning and pricing. We adopted his plan and it worked exceedingly well, yielding multiple above-asking-price offers in three days.
“After accepting an offer for the property, Ezra worked through the process, including preparing for the fire department inspection, recommending vendors where necessary and ensuring that all deadlines were met and all boxes ticked. His comprehensive understanding of the market, marketing, post-sale and closing processes and his commitment to service, hard work, collaboration and clear and timely communication made the whole experience as predictable and stress-free as it could be.
“We would choose to work with Ezra again should the opportunity arise and wholeheartedly recommend him to other Brookline area home sellers.”
--Dan F., 2021
"Working with Ezra was fantastic! He knows the local area intimately, and spent many hours with us to understand exactly what we were looking for. With his help we found a house that was perfectly suited for our personal situation. While we expect to keep our current home for many years, if we decide to move Ezra will be the first person we call."
-- Andrew C., 2021
“When we decided that we were ready to move to a different kind of living space in Brookline, and therefore wanted to sell our home of 35 years, a friend who is also a Realtor recommended Ezra. From the start he was helpful in presenting options and opportunities, and was patient with our ambivalence about when and how we could get our condo on the market, and what kind of new home we wanted to look for.
“When we finally did list our condo, Ezra brought an amazing array of marketing tools to the project, and made great recommendations for all the services we needed, such as a lender, a staging service, an electrician, a lawyer, a moving company – all of which we used, and were very pleased with. We also appreciated how easy he made it for us, often going to the house himself after we’d moved out, to meet with the stager or service people, in addition to holding open houses.
“Ezra knows Brookline and the real estate business so well, we can’t imagine anyone who could have done a better job representing us.”
-- Pat and Harry B., 2021
“I have been working in real estate development and architecture for over 30 years. Ezra Stillman worked with our development team over a three-year period to consult with us while we permitted the land and advised us as to how best sell a subdivision that was encumbered by Historic and Conservation Commission restrictions. It was not an easy job, however. Ezra was there for every step of the way, giving his knowledge, advice, feedback and then successfully selling the lots. Ezra Stillman is by far the best broker with whom I have associated. He is knowledgeable, astute and a pleasure to work with. I could not recommend anyone else more highly. “
-- Keith M., 2021
“My experience in dealing with Ezra when we sold my parents' house was a totally positive and pleasurable journey from beginning to end. Due to his vast experience and knowledge of the field, Ezra was able to guide us in a most productive and stress-free manner, always available to offer support and encouragement. Numerous suggestions were made along the way and every single one was right on target. He handled every aspect of the sale in a totally professional and courteous manner. If I were to be in a position to sell another house, there is no question in my mind that I would absolutely engage the services of Ezra Stillman.”
-- David S., 2021
“Ezra Stillman is a special, wonderful individual in every way. We were privileged to have Ezra as our Realtor to sell our house. He is a standout, uniquely qualified Realtor who skillfully shepherded our family through the entire sale process. Ezra accurately pinpointed where modest yet important renovations could significantly increase our asking price. We heeded Ezra’s erudite guidance, and as a result we were able to sell our house for well above asking price.
“Ezra is a pleasure to work with. His approach to selling a house is systematic, methodical and logical, guided by market data analysis as well as his thorough familiarity with the neighborhood that the house is located in. Ezra explained his analyses in an easy-to-understand way, such that we were comfortable with our decisions how to proceed at each step in our journey.
“Our family is deeply grateful to Ezra Stillman for everything he did to facilitate selling our house in a respectable manner. His dedication, trustworthiness, sensitivity, thoughtfulness, and caring disposition define Ezra as a special individual and Realtor who does his best for every client, treating each like a member of his own family.
“We are most confident that you will be pleased with choosing Ezra Stillman as your Realtor, we highly recommend him.”
-- Alan S., 2021
"We worked with Ezra to sell our single-family home in Chestnut Hill in the early Spring of 2019. His advice, experience and knowledge of the market made the process go as smoothly as possible and ultimately delivered a quick sale at a price that far exceeded our expectations. His marketing plan for our home enabled us to sell within a week and he deftly managed the competitive bids so that we not only sold for a very good price but with a minimum of conditions.
“We also worked Ezra again more recently to help us purchase and close on our new condominium in Brookline. After we executed the P&S the developer was continually behind schedule and we were very happy for the safeguards Ezra recommended be put in the P&S. Ezra’s experience and knowledge about the construction process gave us a key touchpoint to properly gauge how to more accurately set our expectations when interpreting updates from the developer.
“Our rating: 5 stars!”
-- Bonnie B. and Peter T., 2021
"Selling our house in Brookline was made incredibly easy by Ezra. He was careful to understand our circumstances, and tailor his process around our needs. He coordinated contractors and services quickly with consideration of our budget, and made sure to keep us informed throughout the process. In addition, his knowledge of the market saved us substantial time and money. I cannot imagine a more professional and communicative agent. I have only the highest recommendation for Ezra and the firm."
-- Cole L., December 2019
“Our tremendous admiration and gratitude for your expert handling of the sale of our house continues and always will. Your plan of how to proceed reflected your expertise, and your ability to guide everyone through the plan was such an impressive combination of skill and thoughtfulness. You saw that the house had gotten to be more than its senior citizen, empty-nester owners could handle, and because you have such fine and long-established working relationships with the recommended contractors, you were able to rescue it and us and ‘get it all together’ in the depths of winter to be ready for the very opening of the market season, with such impressive results.
“The contractors were so terrific that we even enjoyed the chance to know them despite the chaos of our exit. In addition, you were wonderfully responsive to our complicating wish to reach out to the friends of our fine neighbors. The upshot of it all is that you not only maximized our earnings from the sale so we can afford our retirement, but you also benefited the neighborhood by attracting residents who will strengthen it and by seeing that a worthy old house is getting the new lease on life that it deserves.”
-- Ann C. and Frank H., October 2018
“I met Ezra Stillman during a prolonged period of tremendous change in my life. Throughout this time, he was unfailingly helpful in offering sound advice on selling my old home. And when it finally came time to buy my new one, he helped me quickly narrow the options, negotiate the offer, and secure a great deal – one better than I could have imagined, and for a house I love. Ezra is professional, kind, and expert, both in real estate and in understanding what clients really need. I can’t imagine a better broker.”
-- Louise K., September 2018
“By way of background, I’ve been involved, both as a buyer and a seller, in many real estate transactions, both residential and commercial, over many years, so I’ve had occasion to work with a number of brokers. Prior to selecting Ezra to handle the 2017 sale for me in Newton, I also first obtained recommendations in that area and then interviewed several highly regarded brokers from different agencies.
“During the selection process, Ezra impressed me as being far and away the most creative and personable individual with whom I met. He was the only one who came up with an alternative and value-enhancing sales and marketing approach beyond just putting the home immediately on the market ‘as is.’ Once selected, his style was incredibly hands-on and diligent; he was quick to make course corrections as might be helpful; he timed and carried off very successful open houses; he was smart and helpful during the bidding and negotiation process and I am convinced that the result was a very fast sale that added a great deal of value to the rather uncreative approach proposed by the other brokers. He was also accessible and easy to communicate with throughout the process.
‘If there were any negatives to dealing with Ezra I would tell you. There weren’t. He was absolutely first rate.”
-- Peter J., April 2018