Lisa Palumbo

Northampton Real Estate

Office
92 Main Street
Florence, MA 01062
lisa@lisapalumbo.net
Direct: 413-320-7913
Fax: 413-517-0614

Northampton Real Estate

Northampton Real Estate

TESTIMONIALS

I live a thousand miles away from the house I was selling in Easthampton, MA and was unsure how I would possibly sell it from such a distance when my son helped with online research. Collaboratively we decided on Lisa Palumbo. Not only did she make the sale seamless and effortless, she did so with a cheerful and easy demeanor that made her an absolute pleasure to work with. Many a time, I felt as if I were her only client. She was always readily available by phone or email. There wasn't a problem she couldn't solve, whether it was a plumbing problem or electrical repair, she always had the proper professionals available to tackle the task. Whether selling from near or from afar, I wouldn't hesitate to use Lisa’s services again.
Priscilla Goddu, Boca Raton, Florida


After a failed attempt to sell our house, we contacted Lisa Palumbo for help. She came in with the right pricing, great marketing ideas and the ability to help us with the emotional roller coaster of selling a house. Shortly after her first open house - we were entertaining three offers!
Lisa knows the market, respects her clients and always exhibits the utmost professionalism. She comes with our highest recommendation.
Danny and Susan Morris, Northampton, MA


We didn't know Lisa before we moved to town and actually had parted ways with our first realtor when things didn't work out. The short story is that Lisa is a savvy, intelligent, genuine, likeable person, and an excellent realtor. We had a tough time finding the right place and in retrospect we were being pretty picky in a slow wintertime market. She waited patiently for us to find a place with the "right feel" without ever pushing us or hurrying us to buy. On the other hand when we did decide to put feeler bids out it was all systems go for Lisa .... the bid was on the sellers agent's desk with all the appropriate paperwork within an hour or two, even if she had to track us down to have us sign forms. She was able to network well with the other agents. I think her ability to form friendly professional relationships with them helped us a lot.

When we finally found the perfect home, unfortunately it wasn't really a secret. The sellers were motivated to move quickly and no less than five bids were ultimately submitted for a single round of closed bidding, all coming in above the asking price (not to worry, a pretty unusual circumstance out here and the house was under priced). We were 1,000 dollars below the highest bid ..... and we got the house! Lisa had the value pegged just about perfectly, and a combination of this and her ability to polish our bid and connect with the sellers made the difference.

There are dozens of qualities that seem to help realtors succeed - interpersonal skills, business acumen, work ethic, etc .... but the bottom line to me, and the hardest quality to judge at first, is whether you can trust the person who is helping you spend your money. There are plenty of potential conflicts of interest that arise during the process, and if personal integrity is a question with your realtor it’s going to take a lot of the fun out of it. All the other things don't matter much if your agent is not really working for you. We trust Lisa and she earned that from us over a period of months.
Dr. Gabriel Simon, Bay State Medical
Northampton Resident


Lisa Palumbo is an amazing person / counselor / realtor / mediator / friend!!!

As a lesbian couple, we needed to find someone who was gay friendly and also, who could successfully assist us in our transition from moving from Germany to Western Massachusetts. As a family of four, which includes kids and pets, we had very particular needs and wants. Lisa took all of them into consideration. She was in constant contact with us overseas, via e-mail and long distance phone calls. She knew us so well just from our conversations that we totally trusted her judgment and were never disappointed in the service she provided.

Lisa would visit houses for us that we saw on the Internet and would send us a
virtual tour based on the digital photos she took. When it came to the house
we ended up buying, she was ever vigilant in dealing with every situation
that came up, that we were just too far away to deal with. Lawyers, the
seller, the seller's realtor, putting in a new septic system, having the
chimney cleaned, and everything that was involved with the house inspection
- she dealt with in our absence and "virtually" held our hands to help us
get through the process. She set up appointments for us to speak to "experts" who explained every detail of the septic system and the house inspection report.

Afterwards, she even lent us furniture because ours was on a ship for six
weeks. From beginning to end, she was there for us and we feel very lucky and
fortunate to have met and worked with Lisa Palumbo.
Wendy and Kirsten Helmer
Hadley, MA


We spent approximately four years working with Lisa Palumbo, trying to find the right house. Lisa’s patience, honesty, and optimism really brought us through the dark times, when we felt we'd never find what we were after. She never tried to nudge us to buy something that wasn't right and--in fact--she gently dissuaded us from settling for the wrong house a couple of times. She knows the real estate market very well and has a good sense of prices; plus, she always pays attention to the nitty gritty house details (furnace age, electrical updating, roof condition, etc.) that aren't obvious at first glance. Lisa is friendly and fun to hang out with. She has great relationships with the other realtors in town so she's able to arrange showings quickly and was able to negotiate strongly and effectively on our behalf. She's just a really honest, genuine person and her authenticity and pleasant personality made all the difference during our stressful house search.
Jim Meddick and Krista Carothers, Northampton, MA


We were so grateful to have Lisa on our team when buying our house. She provided consistent knowledge and insight, as well as some much-needed emotional support. She clearly knows the local real-estate scene very well and did a great job helping us negotiate it. We always felt like she was looking out for our interests. We ended up with an awesome house, within our budget, and we couldn't be happier!
Krista Gile and Karen Peterson, Sunderland MA


Lisa Palumbo is a playmaker! Not only did Lisa somehow find us the home of our dreams, she negotiated a price far below asking price for us AND procured us a significant state grant that took this dream home of ours and made it a reality. If you combine the negotiations Lisa did on our behalf with the grant she made happen for us, a $340,000 asking price one year ago became a $215,000 accepted offer today.
We had not even been considering houses of this quality when Lisa gave us a call and said, “I found a house I’d like you to check out.” We walked into a turn-key home on 3+ acres well within an area we wanted to live. We instantly loved it and thought “Great, but there is no way we can afford this home.” Thanks to Lisa, two months later, we still wake up and pinch ourselves and say “This is our home!” We cannot believe it - and we owe it all to Lisa Palumbo. With the deepest appreciation,
Andy, Gillian, Miryam, and Eamonn Hilnbrand, Westhampton, MA.


As soon as I met Lisa, I knew that she was the Realtor I wanted to work with. She struck me immediately as honest and actually interested in finding her clients a house that would meet their means and dreams. Because I did not have much of a down payment for a home at the time, over a period of years, I would call Lisa and ask, “Can I buy a home yet - what about this home I saw on line? Are their any programs available for me at this time where I can afford more than a dog house in the areas that I want to buy in?” Lisa always treated me with respect and tried to help me in finding affordable mortgage products that would perhaps allow my dreams to unfold.

Unfortunately I couldn’t afford a house in a place I wanted to be until I received an inheritance. At that point, I immediately called Lisa and set up an appointment to meet with her at her office. Since I knew exactly what I wanted, I asked her to not show me anything that did not fall into my criterion and she didn't. I finally found the house of my dreams in Wendell, MA. Working with Lisa was like working with an angel from above. She helped me every step of the way and I believe did more than what can be expected of a Realtor. She really became my right hand guiding me and supporting me through the steps that one needs to take to buy a home. She assisted in finding me people who could do the various home inspections at a reasonable price, a lawyer, everything. Lisa is honest, kind, dependable and listens well. I highly recommend anyone looking to buy or sell a home to work with Lisa Palumbo from Coldwell Banker in Florence MA.
Judith Brier, Wendall, MA


Lisa, you are still very often thought of as we create our new home. I know that the bumps in the road would have been much harder to get over (and with far more anxiety) without your wonderfully calm, professional attitude and good humor. I'm very glad you’re a realtor for our sake, though sorry for the kids who will no longer benefit from what I bet would have been an amazing experience with you as a teacher. I am starting to realize that they both take a lot of the same qualities and we have benefitted from your presence in making this life-changing move. Thank you for everything you put into getting us here.
Janet Grunwald


We worked with a couple of realtors before we stumbled upon Lisa's website. She looked friendly and professional so we gave her a call. They say that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but we did just that and we're so glad we did! Lisa worked tirelessly with us for two years. We had two deals that fell through after Lisa put in hours of work on our behalf. But she was never defeated (even when we were)! Instead, she offered us important perspective on the fickleness of the market, she showed us more houses, and she kept us in the real estate game. Lisa is a true professional who takes her work seriously - she was always available to us for showings and she worked around our busy schedules. In the end, we found our dream house and Lisa helped us to negotiate a good deal. We've learned a lot about the house-buying process and we credit Lisa for seeing us through to the finish line.  
Deidre Cuffee-Gray and Libby Woodfin, Northampton, MA

We called Lisa on a Friday afternoon and had an appointment to meet with her the next morning. We couldn't believe how easy Lisa made the process for us. Being first time home-buyers, we needed guidance and direction and Lisa was right there every step of the way. Not only was Lisa responsive to our calls and emails, she was in tune with what we were looking for in a house and its location. She went above and beyond to reach us when we were on vacation and the house we thought we had missed out on suddenly became available. Four weeks later, we moved into the house we were dreaming of! Thanks, Lisa!
Jill Collins and Annie Ericson
Westhampton, MA


Lisa was recommended to me as a skilled agent, especially adept at working with first-time homebuyers. She immediately impressed me with her knowledge of the housing market as well as neighborhoods and people in the Valley. Business is not the first thing on Lisa’s mind. We talked as friends; she never pushed me to buy, and she always made herself available. She welcomed my many calls and questions, and she really got to know what I was looking for.

After looking for close to a year, early this summer, Lisa met my boyfriend and I to look at a house the three of us decided was not for us (Lisa's honesty is also remarkable). On the ride home, Lisa called us on the cell and asked that we follow her in the car as she remembered a house that fit our tastes. We knew quickly the house was for us. A bidding battle followed and Lisa coached us. She displayed a lot of wisdom during the negotiations. She remained objective, but she revealed many of her past experiences, and this is what got us what we wanted in our agreement.

Our life would be drastically different than it is now if we hadn't followed Lisa that day. We are fortunate to have found a house that suits us as much as our real estate agent did.
Nicole Graziano and Patrick Rathbun
Northampton, MA


I contacted Lisa as a buyer's agent because I didn't know much about the details of buying. When I found the right house, Lisa negotiated hard for me and got me a really great price on a really great house. I completely trusted that Lisa had my best interests in mind every step of the way.
Tom Sturm
Easthampton, MA


We loved working with Lisa. She is honest, down-to-earth, professional, and easy to work with. Lisa has a real strength for communicating and reading people, and the other professionals she connected us with were top-notch, too.

Lisa showed us the homes we were interested in and we quickly found ourselves with an accepted bid! Lisa made the process of purchasing our home clear and simple for us. When we hit a few bumps near closing with our sellers, Lisa knew just how to handle it and the issues were easily and quickly resolved.

We were thrilled to work with Lisa and we hope to do it again as we buy more property in the area. We love our new home. Thanks Lisa!
Maeg Yosef and Dennis Meehan
Easthampton, MA


Thanks to Lisa Palumbo's limitless professionalism and knowledge, purchasing our first home was not only a breeze, but a sincerely pleasant experience. 
Kyle Belanger and Caroline Martin
South Hadley, MA


When I started looking to buy a house, I was a complete newbie. I knew nothing about the house-buying process; I had never owned any property before. Then I met Lisa Palumbo -- and that made all the difference! At our first meeting Lisa asked me all the right questions: what type of life-style did I live? What type of home was I looking for? In what town? What was my budget? Did I have any specific concerns/questions?

She let me set the pace in the house-hunting process, which was very important to me (and I later realized this didn't always happen smoothly with other real estate agents). With Lisa, I never felt rushed; I never felt pushed to make a bid on a house. And she showed me as many houses as I wanted to see. She was clearly not looking to make a quick commission and move on to the next client. And I very much valued her for her individualized attention.

Another quality that I noticed in Lisa was her patience in tutoring me through the house-buying process. She reminded me of when I need to get prequalified for a mortgage; when I needed to have a home inspection appointment ready; when I needed to contact a lawyer. All her recommendations were excellent. All were incredibly knowledgeable, efficient, and personable.

I could not have found a better real estate agent. After comparing notes with several friends and colleagues, I realize that I was very lucky to have stumbled upon one of the best real estate agents in town. Her goal was to make sure that I found the home I wanted and to do everything she could to make it happen.

For the record, thanks to Lisa's guidance, I put a bid on one house only and that was the house I bought. I recommend Lisa Palumbo's services very highly!
Buju Dasgupta, U Mass Professor
Amherst, MA


"Lisa, your help has been great throughout this process. Thank you for making our dream home a reality."
Jeremy and Michelle Scully
Chesterfield, MA


Lisa is the most friendly, most efficient and hardest working agent we met in two years of house hunting. We had our house within two weeks of meeting her, and she guided us through the buying process flawlessly. This was our first time buying a home, and it felt great. Thanks Lisa!
Anand Nayak, Polly Fiveash (& Jack )
Northampton, MA


Our two families have summered together for years. As we watched our children grow, we often talked about buying a vacation house together we could share, maybe on a piece of land, maybe near a lake or pond or stream, maybe with a nice kitchen, possibly even a fireplace. When we stayed at places in New York, New Hampshire, Maine, we would scan the local listings, but no luck: If we liked what we saw, we couldn't afford it, and if we could afford it, we didn't want it.

Then Lisa entered the scene, and found us a piece of land in Ashfield with a beautiful house, a studio garage where the kids could make their noise, a gorgeous stone fireplace, a terrific kitchen, a perfect pond for swimming, fed by a stream perfect for exploring. None of us could believe our luck, especially when we learned we could actually afford it.

Lisa made the deal easy, coping with the sellers and their broker, finding us good inspectors and a great attorney who took care of all the headaches. She showed us around the nearby towns and made us feel at home. And now her daughter is fast friends with our kids as well.

Lisa is wonderful!
Eric Connolly, Maria West, Dr. David Portelli, Laura Laurence
Ashfield, MA


Lisa Palumbo was our real estate agent when we bought our house in Florence. Since we did not live in the Northampton area, Lisa was our eyes and ears during the process of looking for and purchasing the house. She seemed to intuitively understand just what we were looking for. She did a lot of the work of sorting through possible options for us, and only showed us property that really fitted our needs. Once we were bidding on the house, she was helpful, knowledgeable, and shrewd. She often proactively reminded us of things we could do to keep the process moving along smoothly. After we had bought the house, we decided that we could not move to the area until next year, and Lisa helped us to find tenants with the same energy and skill that she had applied to help us find our house. We were completely satisfied with her services.
Kathie Fiveash and Albert Gordon
Florence, MA


We just bought our first home with Lisa and were impressed with her professionalism, dedication and enthusiasm from the very beginning. She guided us through every step of the process and made us feel totally at ease. She was always available to answer our questions, and her network of professional contacts was a great resource. She is truly committed to helping her clients find the right property and will go out of her way to meet your needs. We could not have asked for a better first-time home buying experience. Thanks, Lisa!
Devan and Justin Folts
Huntington, MA


The Valley CDC (The Valley Community Development Corporation) recommended Lisa Palumbo as someone with the patience and understanding to work with first-time homebuyers. For us, that means being a strong advocate, giving honest advice, and taking the time to understand our hopes and needs for our first house. Lisa has done all of these and more. As we continue to search for the right house, Lisa has proven to be just as accessible, responsive and, friendly as she was when we first walked into her office.
Emily Robinson and Mark Wamsley
Northampton, MA


We initially found Lisa Palumbo through the Coldwell Bankers website, since then, we’ve worked with her for nearly a year. She’s been extremely helpful in the home buying process, always taking into account our needs and requests, and never pressuring us into a decision that we weren’t ready for. Lisa has been very patient and understanding, and it is clear that she wants what’s best for us. She is always available to show us a home or answer a question. Lisa is truly knowledgeable in the real estate field, and we feel confident in her abilities to help us, guide us, and provide us with the necessary information to purchase a house.
Amy Diamond and Bruce Goldman
Northampton, MA



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