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When I was ready to sell my first home in 2009, I was very upfront with Brian and told him I have two very aggressive motivations: 1. Sell fast 2. Make money. He took an entire day to sit with me and pull numbers, look at local comps, educate me on the housing market, and understand my concerns AND wishes (I had a number in my head for monetary gains). The thing with Brian is that he is a very polite "straight-shooter." He doesn't come across as a salesman...he is extremely personable and above-average knowledgeable. His reputation and customer referrals obviously solidify this! :) I had the utmost confidence in putting my home, that I was very sad to leave, in Brian's hands. Ultimately, I had more equity in my home than I ever thought and we had it sold in.....wait for it.....8 hours!! Brian's honesty and thoroughness in my home's sale is the reason I can confidentiality refer him to my family and friends!
My wife and I retained Brian to help in our purchase of a home;his effort and diligence in finding the right properties for us to view was excellent.As many know,the time and research involved for an agent finding the right property is substantial;Brian worked around our very busy schedule, showing us several properties on weekends and evenings.When the time came and we found the property we desired,Brian and his staff handled all paperwork,contracts and correspondence between the seller and ourselves. The whole process went smoothly and anytime we had questions ,Brian was prompt in returning calls or e-mails.This was my 4th house purchase and Brian's expertise made it the smoothest,yet.Not only is Brian professional but his attitude,demeanor and cheerfulness made working with him a pleasure.Highly recommend!!
Brian was an absolute pleasure to work with. He made the process of buying my first home enjoyable and fun (minus the horrible mortgage company I used, but that's another story). I'm super picky and had Brian show me COUNTLESS homes... some even for just a few minutes! He never made me feel like a burden and was always accommodating. I recommend Brian and Coldwell Banker to anyone in the market.
Words cannot describe how fortunate I was to find Brian. In my previous experience finding a new home along with the actual "buying" process was a stressful one. Not this time, not with Brian Burke!
From my first outreach call I knew I was in good hands. He was friendly and I felt an immediate sense of partnership...which is exactly what I was looking for. Through the entire process he was always responsive and thorough, professional and patient, most of all he was knowledgeable and resourceful.
If you are looking for a true professional and someone that will guide and educate you each step of the way then Brian is the realtor for you! His integrity is unwavering and he will give you 110%.
Since that first meeting he has been "my realtor" and I have referred friends to him that have had the same amazing experience.
You will not be disappointed!!
-- Karrie Caetano
My husband and I are so fortunate to have Brian Burke as our realtor. We have been working with him for years and he has proven to be prompt, flexible, accountable, and extremely easy to work with. He is knowledgeable yet respectfully gives you your time to enjoy showings. Brian helped us find our current home and we will definitely want to use him when we are ready to sell.
I highly recommend Brian. He is a great agent, but what makes him the best is he has choosen only best for his team. With his professional photographer, person who will help stage the home and assistant.
-- Beeler Family
I was referred to Brian Burke by a colleague at work and he immediately began helping me from the start. As a newly single woman purchasing a home, Brian assisted in the process from start to finish. He was always available to answer all my questions whether they were minimal or complex. He has impeccable knowledge regarding the purchasing and selling of real estate properties. He also has a network of contacts to assist with other portions of the process such as mortgage loans, legal contacts, etc. He took the time to show me every property at my request upon my availability. I appreciated his patience and guidance through the process and he is currently assisting me in the sale of property as well as purchasing a home. I would recommend Brian to anyone purchasing or selling a home.
Our house was on the market for 6 months before Brian was recommended to us. Our experience with Brian's expertise was amazing! He did not simply take pictures and place our home on the MLS list and wait for buyers to call. It was his ability to know how to showcase our house through all available media and draw in potential buyers that put him above the rest. We had more people view our house in 1 month than in 6 months with the previous realtor. He gave us links to follow the daily progress of potential buyers, pros and cons. His negotiation skills are excellent and we highly recommend him to anyone buying or selling!
Brian was recommended to me by two co-workers who had both recently sold and bought homes using Brian. They each highly recommended Brian because of his expertise, knowledge and ability to understand their goals and find exactly what they wanted and negotiate deals to close on both their homes. I contacted him and he immediately met with my wife and I to determine what our goal was and final expectation. Because we are retired we were looking to downsize, but were not quite sure where to start, but immediately at our first meeting, Brian had an ton of ideas for us to explore.
Brian and his team have been extremely helpful as my wife and I work through this process. They have been very responsive to our questions, which there have been very many, and get back to us with answers and or recommendations quickly. My wife and I were very stressed and nervous when we decided to pursue our plans, but with Brian's professional approach, attention to detail and continuing to "mentor us", we are very comfortable with our future. Brian, thank you for your continued support and guidance and I will be joining my co-workers in highly recommending you when I hear of someone looking for an exceptional, professional and highly motivated realtor.
An old neighbor of ours highly recommended Brian Burke to give us a value of our home. Brian came prepared with documentation of the market value of other homes that had sold in our neighborhood. After mentioning that we considered updating or moving to a new location, he suggested a beautiful new development in a neighboring town. Brian introduced us to the developer, in which we quickly learned that it would be more cost effective to build the home of our dreams in lieu of remodeling our own. Before we even listed our home, Brian brought in a buyer that was interested in our neighborhood, easing the process of selling and building at the same time. Brian was by our side every step of the way as the building process can be rather stressful. If you are looking to buy, sell or build a home I highly recommend Brian Burke as your realtor.
Working with Brian was a terrific experience. As a first time buyer, his knowledge of the local area and willingness to answer all of my questions really helped me feel confident in my purchase decision. He was very responsive and professional throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend Brian to anyone looking for a Realtor!
Brian was our agent for both selling the condo I was living in, and purchasing a new home in parallel.
This was a complex process, but Brian helped us through a number of speed bumps effectively. Brian's knowledge of the local market helped us go with an aggressive negotiation strategy that got us a great price on our new home.
We found Brian to be responsive to questions or concerns, answering emails and phone calls day and night. He would our first choice for real estate services in the future.
Brian was an excellent real estate professional to work with. Given that I was very inexperienced with the entire sales process, he was a breath of fresh air and expertise. He was able to address any/all of my questions and explained what to expect throughout the process. When we called, he was responsive and reassuring. Most importantly, he delivered with the sale of our home at a very reasonable price. If I had to sell another home in the CT area, I would use Brian again and would encourage anyone else to do the same.
My wife and I were looking to buy our first house this past summer. I came across Brian via a referral and we couldn't have been happier with the level of service we got. His knowledge of the neighborhood and town was quite impressive. Being first time home buyers, Brian and his staff were very patient with the many questions we had, and responded to emails, calls, and texts very quickly. I've heard of many horror stories of buying/selling a house, but our experience was probably the smoothest anyone has ever had. Thanks again Brian and team!
-- Matt Engman
Brian assisted me in purchasing my home in Enfield. He was very professional, dedicated, and very down to earth. The process was much less stressful than I expected thanks to Brian. I greatly appreciated his patience and willingness to meet me anytime I asked. I will recommend and use Brian for here forward.
Brian Burke helped to sell my home during a lengthy, challenging and painful divorce. He was very informative and extremely knowledgeable about real estate. He knew how to manage a very difficult situation and made it work for both of us. This realtor never sleeps! He is very responsive and will drive anywhere to meet you. I was amazed at all the tools he had at his disposal. He kept me informed on any movement regarding my home and continued to keep me encouraged during a difficult time. Brian takes personal ownership of each customer he works with and I felt that he really had my best interest at heart. I put my trust inBrian Burke and it paid off.
In addition, he has compiled a great team of people that work for him and I wouldn't use any other realtor.
If you are buying or selling a home Brian Burke is your realtor - you won't be disappointed.
I can't speak highly enough of my experience with Brian Burke. I was a first-time homebuyer with very little knowledge about how to find the right place. I met with a couple of realtors before Brian, but I knew instantly that he was the one for me. He is honest, hands-on and he really helped to take the pressure off of me during the buying process.
In short, Brian was always on my side, working to make my house purchase as simple and successful as possible. The best part about working with Brian was that he was always more focused on answering my questions, giving me good advice, and finding a home that met my needs than he was on closing a deal. I would recommend him to anyone.
-- Sheary Marks
Brian was a world of a difference from the REALTOR we previously had. He took all the stress and anxiety away immediately. I appreciated his responsiveness and his attention to what mattered to us. We were never left hanging as to what was going on. You will be very happy with Brian as your REALTOR.
Brian was very knowledgeable, we had a lot of questions about the purchasing process since we were first time home buyers. He was always prompt with answering/returning phone calls and emails. He was a pleasure to work with as he made our transaction run as smoothly as possible. We would be happy to work with Brian again in the future.
Brian Burke helped my fiance and I purchase our first home in 2014. As first time home buyers, we were nervous and very unsure of what we were doing. Brian helped to ease our stress throughout the entire process. He took time to explain each step of the process of us, and was there to answer any question we had. He was very responsive to my emails at all hours of the day. Brian was also gave us great honest feedback about each house we were seeing. Brian also had great connections in the area in which we were buying our home (West Hartford). He had done business with the seller's agent previously and had a great rapport with her. Brian was able to negotiate with her to help us get a great deal on our first home! I would recommend Brian to anyone who needs help buying/selling their home!
Brian was so terrific during our whole selling/buying process. He always responded to calls or emails right away, showed us everything, helped us to get the right price for our house and find something we could afford. I love that he thinks out of the box! He's been a wonderful friend and we continue to stay in touch with Brian and his family. He is a great asset for any team!
Brian was always available to show us homes on our busy schedule. Not only did he show us homes that we liked, he also provided insight on home repairs, improvements, and provided a general overview of how each home compared to others currently on the market. Brian was easy and fun to work with and personable. He was very knowledgeable about the towns and their respective schools, which was important in our search. With Brian's real estate expertise, we found the home of our dreams!
-- Sean Keating
Our house had sat on the market for over a year when we decided to change realtors and hire Brian. After a single walk through he explained that the house was not staged properly, and made some suggestions for us. He then quickly ran the comps for us and showed us that we were a bit overpriced. We dropped the price based on the comps he had run, staged the house differently and received an offer from the first buyers to walk in after that! His experience, combined with the time he spent with us, made all the difference in the world. We cannot recommend him enough!
It was a pleasure working with Brian. We have worked with other agents in the past and our experience with Brian was fantastic and not even comparable to the other agents. He provided us with a professional market analysis and sales plan including timeline of his marketing and sales plan. He helped us to stage our home and made it look amazing for the pictures and showings. When the offers started coming in he helped guide us through the negotiations. He gave us honest and educated advise and sold our home in 3weeks within $10k of asking price. He was always available for us whether by text or email. We also loved that when we called him he actually picked up the phone rather than playing phone tag or having us have to await return calls. Even after the successful sale if our home he continues to stay in touch by sending letters periodically with advise or market news. We were lucky to have found Brian and we are grateful for his services.
-- Michelle Butler
Brian was extremely helpful in our process of selling our condo and assisting us the the purchase of our new home (over 45 minutes away from the condo). Brian was extremely knowledgeable about the home buying process and gave us insight on how to get the best price for our sale on the condo. The home buying and selling process can be very stressful and tedious; Brian knew responding to us with any immediate changes or news was something we were looking for in our realitor. Brian was available as early as we needed and as late as we needed. Our closings didn't go perfect but Brian definitely fought for us the entire way until we got what we wanted.
Towards the end of 2013, early parts of 2014, my wife and I started to consider searching for a new home. We saw a house online we liked and called the agent, Brian Burke. Brian met us at the home, showed us around, and from that moment we knew our home search was going to include him. Although we did not purchase that home and ended up looking at a large amount of homes, Brian's committment to our process never waivered.
Brian took the time to genuinely get to know what our wants and needs were in a home. Brian made himself available Monday thru Sunday, always responding quickly to any questions we had or if there was a home we wanted to see. My wife and I were eager beavers who would scour the real estate sites for potential homes, sending numerous ones to Brian to setup a showing. Brian would jump on it in a heartbeat, and when at the home would provide us his honest thoughts and feedback on the home. Despite our eagerness, Brian also kept a keen eye and ear out for homes that may not be on our radar.
Throughout our search we were getting our townhouse ready for sale and put it on the market just a few days before Mother's Day in 2014, 3 days after it went on the market Brian called with excellent news. We had a buyer. I would never expect someone in Brian's position, a family man himself, to work weekends but that is exactly what he did in our situation. He called us that Sunday to give us the good news. We couldn't have been happier with that phone call.
To make matters even better, the very next day Brian showed us a home in an amazing neighborhood in central CT. At no point did we feel pressured or encouraged to make a decision on anything, I think Brian knew that when we walked into that home that that is exactly what it was going to be, our home. Brian made that happen and in a span of 4 days we sold and bought a home with him.
Throughout the time we had the pleasure of working with Brian he became more than just our real estate agent, he became a family friend. We would recommend Brian to anyone that is looking to sell, buy, rent or just looking for real estate advice.
Brian was an excellent agent to have on our side! He sold our house in ONE day. He helped create a bidding war which ended up getting us above asking price. He also helped us find our dream home in the neighborhood we were seeking. We managed to get that house well below their asking price. With Brian, it worked out for us on both sides which is not easy to achieve! He always responded promptly when I contacted him regardless of the issue. If we wanted to see a home quickly, he always got us in. Even if Brian was not available (which was rare), he made sure someone was around to get us into the house we wanted to see that night! He was very knowledgeable and answered every question we had throughout the process of selling and buying. I couldn't be happier with the service we received from Brian Burke. I would recommend him to ANYONE looking to buy or sell a home!
Our experience with Brian really gave us an inside look at an agent who is thoughtful, responsive and willing to go the extra mile for his clients.
Brian was 100% committed to helping us find our home. We had a great partnership in telling Brian what we were looking for and hearing his thoughts and suggestions in how he could make it work. Brian is an expert in finding local properties that really hit the mark with our wish list. During walkthroughs, Brian took the time to explain the pros and cons of the houses we looked at and offer alternatives that we could do with the property to make the space fit our vision. Since Brian has also had a hand in a number of home renovations we got his perspective in ways to add more value to a property and make it standout.
Throughout our search with Brian he was invested in finding the right space for us and we never felt pressured to make a commitment. His advice throughout our search was always practical. Brian understands that home buying is not only a financial process but very much an emotional process as well. It was a relief to work with someone so understanding during what we know could have been a much more stressful search.
We recommend Brian to anyone who wants a hardworking, professional and dedicated agent.
-- Jason & Kelly Cain
Brian is the epitome of what you would expect from a real estate professional. He is knowledgeable of the local market and caters to the unique needs of his clients. I can't recommend Brian often enough because I know whatever side of the transaction he is representing, he will act in the best interests of each particular client.
Brian has showed us several homes in our search for a new home. Each time he has been available when we wanted to see the home. He has come informed about that home, and the comparable homes both for sale and recently sold. He has helped us to see features in the home for sale and how they may work for us and our families needs.
I recommend Brian without hesitation and have done so with several friends.
It is with pleasure that we share our family’s exceptional home buying and selling experience with Brian Burke, South Windsor’s finest real estate agent. It was because of Brian’s negotiation skills, thorough knowledge of our town and clear communication that we are now living in our dream home. Furthermore, Brian sold our old home at over asking price to an amazing family, in less than one week! A rarity in today's market. From start to finish, Brian was a phone call away and very sincere in the way he communicated with us, patiently answering our many questions. At very end, Brian negotiated with our sellers who allowed us to move into the home early while our mortgage was waiting for final approval…a closing that happened at 6pm on a Friday night, last day of the month. Brian’s professionalism, calm nature and special attention to detail made the home buying and selling process seamless. I highly recommend Brian to meet the real estate needs of all of our friends and family members.
As a newly married couple looking for our first home, we had no idea what we really wanted or where to even start. Thankfully, we were referred to Brian and he guided us throughout the entire process. Countless houses, calls, texts, anything we needed, he was there for us. Over the course of a year and a half we dragged him everywhere and he became a crucial part in our decision making. I relied on his opinion and knowledge, and that led me to my dream house. Now living in my house for over a year, I can say with certainty that we could not have done it without him. He didn’t give up on us and our changing list of needs/wants and I can't thank him enough. Without a doubt, I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Brian!
Brian's enjoyment of his profession was contagious. From the first time we met with him there was no doubt in our mind that he was the agent that would get our home sold. He arrived at our first meeting completely prepared to "sell" his services to us with a presentation that explained in detail what he would provide and how he would get our home sold. He delivered on everything he promised to do for our listing. Brian provided the services of a professional stager that was a fun and enlightening experience. Regardless of what other homes were on the market or the tough economic times Brian listed our home and got it sold for full market price in a short period of time. His video and photo's of our home showed it beautifully. We would highly recommend Brian Burke as the realtor to hire rather your selling or buying a home.
This was the second time we used Brian, and we recieved the same professionalism, accessibility, and attention to detail as our previous experience. He was aggressive in marketing our home (through many outlets) and equally aggressive in the negotiation process. Brian truly made this experience stress free.
We highly recommend Brian Burke and plan on using him again if we move back to the greater Hartford area.