Lee and Paul were phenomenal. From the moment we first met them, we were impressed by their knowledge, planning and commitment. Our home selling process was stressful, but Lee and Paul were reassuring, they checked in every day to review our plan, and their responses to questions were immediate. We were incredibly pleased with their work and would absolutely recommend them to others!
I engaged the Kouri’s to sell my late Aunts home. They provided great market insight, information on home to stage the home and priced it correctly. We received 9 offers in a day and was able to get over $25000 over asking by negotiating with 3 interested buyers. Overall a great experience working with the Kouri Team.
We couldn’t be more satisfied in our experience working with Paul & Lee. They are a great team and even better people. Their passion for what they do everyday made our search enjoyable and they went above and beyond countless times on our behalf until we found our perfect home. In our interactions with other agents at various open house etc it was also clear that they are incredibly well respected in the real estate agent community. We were fortunate enough to find them by chance at an open house before we had an agent. At the time, we didn’t know where to start to find a real estate agent we could trust… So if you’re in the same boat we were and you’re looking for someone to be as invested in your home search as you are then I’d encourage you to give them a call!
The Kouri Team is awesome! They are very humble and know how to do their jobs exceptionally well. They give honest, educated advice when looking at a house and make certain they meet your needs. I would recommend The Kouri Team to anyone buying or thinking about buying a Home any time!
Dear Paul & Lee, “We never expected the sale of our home would be such a pleasant experience. Your realistic approach in pricing, your professional guidance in staging and your enthusiasm in listing and marketing-well we knew we had made the right choice. We especially appreciated the frequent communications. We would highly recommend you to our family and friends. Our thanks to The Kouri Team!” Jean & Dan
Our family was in a bind- we had a baby on the way in about three months time when our apartment lease was going to expire, where in 2012 rent prices were going so far up, it made sense to look into the housing market. Deciding to enlist the help of a buyer’s agent to expedite and ease the process, a friend referred us to Paul and Lee. Within little time, we knew this was one of the best decisions we ever made! Paul and Lee were consistently attentive, empathetic, and present throughout the whole process! As first-time home-buyers under a lot of pressure and a time-crunch due to the circumstances, Paul and Lee helped to find us the perfect home and negotiated a more than fair price. They bent over backwards to accommodate us and our schedules, often coming to meet us at nights when necessary, and walking us through the loads of paperwork with patience- we always felt like we were a priority I would highly recommend them to any one buying or selling a home, first-time home buyer or not. The team arrangement they operate under works extraordinary well and efficient and would undoubtedly serve the most special of needs. Thanks so much to Paul and Lee from us personally; we feel privileged to now to call them friends.
Not only were we new to the area, but we were also new to the home buying process. Lee and Paul were incredible resources in all aspects. Having just move from the midwest several months before, we were still rather unfamiliar with the area. Having many years experience buying and selling homes in the area, Lee was very honest with the pros/cons of the location for each home that we toured. We found a home that we loved and, although initially listed outside our budget, we were able to negotiate down the price to within our budget. The seller wanted a quick close for the deal to go through. With the help of Lee and Paul, the home inspection, attorney, and lender were all quickly lined up. Lee and Paul were incredible responsive in their communication, I don’t think I can remember a time when an email or call was not returned within the hour. They made sure everything in the process was staying on track so that we could get our quick close. I am very happy to say that we love our new home and would highly recommend Lee and Paul!
After visiting many open houses on our own and meeting many realtors at these open houses, my wife and I decided to work with Paul and Lee. They were very friendly and helpful at the open house where we met them. After finding homes online that we liked, Paul and Lee setup private showings for us. They helped us evaluate the homes and determine what was really important to us. We found a great home, and they helped us negotiate a great price. We would definitely recommend them to others.
We recently hired Paul and Lee Kouri to sell our home in North Walpole, and were absolutely delighted with the performance, effort, and results. I would highly recommend their services, and know we made the best choice available in the area. This was FAR from a standard listing situation for three principal reasons: (1) because we live next door, we added some unusual covenants and restrictions to provide us with certain protections, (dogs on leashes, breed restrictions, no chickens to awaken us at 5 AM, and a host of other limitations). Paul and Lee help us think these through and change certain items – – requiring significant creativity and customer knowledge I am certain very few realtors possess. Even presented in the most favorable light, these covenants and restrictions hugely limited the set of possible buyers – by well over 50% and perhaps much higher; (2) an 1812 farmhouse, requiring some upgrades and ongoing maintenance is simply not in vogue today with our principal target market (young couples buying a first home). The vast majority of these buyers want modern and maintenance-free homes, and this simple fact even further reduced the set of potential buyers; (3) the house had been on the market nearly 8 months with another broker. Many possible buyers had already seen it and passed; and for new buyers that long “on- market” period created a significant stigma that had to be overcome by presenting it in a new and very different way. To overcome these three significant obstacles required special expertise, extra work and effort, and true creativity—which Paul and Lee Kouri brought to the table in spades to get the job done! Before choosing a listing agent, I interviewed several of the well-known local agents. It was immediately apparent from our first meeting that their candid and honest assessments, integrity, and market knowledge put them a cut ahead of all the others and it was an easy choice to give the listing to the Kouri Team. Other agents had both higher and lower sales price estimates, and after 40 years of hard experience buying and selling real estate myself know that you never choose a realtor based on the highest price estimate because a realtor doesn’t control the market but can only quote it, place the listing in its most favorable light, bring more buyers to the table, and do a better personal sales job—which is exactly what Paul and Lee Kouri did. Because of their deeper experience base and better knowledge of this specific local market, their comps were more thorough and their analysis and conclusions were more sound than the other listing agents. Simply, their pulse of the market and understanding of a buyer’s needs and thinking was at a different level than the other agents I interviewed. Incredibly, though we initially listed the house about $15,000 over their estimated sales, the actual price we received was within $1,000 of their estimate! Despite the three unique issues described above that dramatically limited the set of potential buyers, the home was successfully sold in about six weeks. They hosted four open houses, every single time bringing over 20 buyers in a 3-hour period. (The prior agent hosted six open houses with an average attendance of only four people!) Put simply – – they attracted bigger buyer sets than someone just listing it on the internet because they were innovative in their marketing and worked harder than I believe others would have. To position the home in the best possible light, the Kouri Team brought in a first– class stager at a terrific price, and selling an old farmhouse is difficult because today’s younger buyers have, unfortunately, limited time, vision, and creativity. The staging was so good (and vastly different from the prior and more expensive stager with the first realtor) that the eventual buyer even wanted to purchase some of the staged items! Through the entire process, Paul and Lee were great communicators, upbeat and positive even when our first buyer unexpectedly backed out at the last minute. Paul and Lee reacted to that adversity by simply digging deeper and working harder. Their style is collaborative, their attitude is upbeat, and they were charming people to get to know. Because the Kouri Team is a true partnership on many levels, they can cover for each other and not fail to respond promptly and fully to buyers’ requests. Lastly, when it came time to negotiate, they simply did an outstanding job of communicating value to the buyer in this critical intermediary role. At the end of the day, I can say that the Kouri Team did several things for us I believe others would not have accomplished to the same level: (1) they made our lives simple and easy (2) got us the best price possible in a short timeframe and (3) made the process a pleasant experience without anxiety or concern about whether they’d get the job done and done well. That’s performance! My wife and I are delighted to serve as a reference for Paul and Lee Kouri and we are both willing to tell anyone that directly.
My mom was selling her home of 40+ years following the death of my dad. Lee and Paul came in with the utmost sincerity, respect and were so very helpful in helping my mom and I go through the process of selling our family home. They helped with every aspect of the sale from the inspection process to any fine details of final bill payments and made sure that all was taken care of in a thoughtful and timely manner. They know what they are doing and were wonderful to work with. I would highly recommend for selling or buying of your home!