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Testimonials

  • “Selling a home is an emotional and physical challenge. There is the packing and letting go, the fixing and sprucing up. But the biggest challenge is to have the process go smoothly with a successful outcome. Finding a realtor you trust completely is the most important thing you can do to face these challenges. Bonny Lamb is that realtor. When you work with Bonny, you are working with a person who is much more than an exceptionally experienced and successful realtor. Bonny partners with her clients and brings a portfolio of skills to the sale of your home. Most realtors know how to stage a property, but Bonny has the ability to see many simple changes you can make to your home to engage buyers the minute they walk through the door. Bonny helped me in ways that went beyond the normal responsibilities of a realtor—including talking me off the ledge when unexpected challenges came up. She is honest, perceptive, caring, and absolutely dedicated to her clients. When you are ready to sell your home, call Bonny Lamb!”
  • “When people ask me about my experience working with Bonny Lamb I like to simply point to the fact that my wife and I have completed seven property transaction over the past 6-7 years, and we have worked with Bonny to broker those deals on each occasion. Whether on the buy or sell side, Bonny has consistently provided us with superb market insights. This was the case with our most recent transaction, a two condo sale, where Bonny lead the pricing and marketing for us. She delivered sale prices considerably higher than we expected and coordinated the closing in her usual smooth and professional manner. Without her support and guidance I am certain that we would not have had as positive an experience with this transaction. Being able to rely on Bonny in a market as complex and competitive as Cambridge is a true advantage, and I would recommend her to anyone looking for an agent with deep expertise and the ability to deliver great outcomes for her clients.” 
  • “As a Cambridge-based attorney, I have worked closely with Bonny on a wide range of real estate matters for many years. Bonny is a superb real estate broker who possesses an exceptional understanding of the Cambridge market. She brings an unparalleled level of enthusiasm and energy to her profession. She is industrious, hard working and results oriented. I would enthusiastically recommend Bonny to Buyers and Sellers alike as one of the finest real state professionals I have had the pleasure of dealing with in Cambridge, or any other market.”
  • “After attempting to sell our condominium ourselves, we took the advice of a friend and chose Bonny Lamb to take over the marketing of our property. Her professionalism, sense of ethics, and concern for our goals were evident from the start, and we instinctively knew we could trust her implicitly to represent our best interests. We placed the process in her able hands; had confidence in her judgment; and have been extremely satisfied with the efficiency of the transaction and the financial results. She is pleasant to work with; respectful of the client relationship; intelligent and experienced; and very hard-working, with endless patience. We are exceedingly pleased we chose Bonny Lamb.”
  • “Bonny makes the entire process totally stress-free. First, Bonny gently gives seller a list of questions to gather all pertinent information about the property. Then she takes full charge and tends to every aspect with care and professionalism—without bothering the seller. With the info effectively presented, Bonny meets potential buyers with calm and expertise—conveying trust and confidence. In turn, the sale moves along quickly and smoothly. In the past three decades, I have moved around and sold four properties: this is the first time that the entire process has been so pleasant and relaxed—Bonny takes charge and goes with it. She stands out by far as the most effective, reliable and intelligent realtor I have ever met. And the attorney she recommended was also in the same rare league.”
  • My husband and I absolutely loved working with Bonny and know that we would not have secured our dream house without her. Bonny was fantastic to work with throughout the entire process—attentive to detail, honest, forward-thinking, strategic and, most importantly, the true definition of a partner. We purchased our house in a difficult market but we always felt so well cared for and removed from the stress of the process with Bonny on our side (which is saying a lot considering we were first-time home buyers!). Furthermore, Bonny helped us to see our house as a future “home” by making time not only for typical purchasing discussions, but for advice on future layouts, designs and improvements, which we very much appreciated, given her deep experience and expertise. While we know Bonny is quite busy, she always makes you feel like you are her first priority. She is fun to work with and while we’re so happy to finally have secured our house, we will miss interacting with Bonny on a frequent basis. We recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone and everyone!
  • “My wife and I could not have been more pleased with Bonny Lamb as our buyer’s broker. She worked with us for several months and was at all times professional, respectful, and responsive to our needs. While she was determined and persuasive, and tough when necessary, she always remained patient and courteous. She worked hard, but unobtrusively, to get to know us so that she could better serve our needs, and avoid wasting our time. After hanging up the phone with Bonny late one night, my wife remarked, ‘That’s the hardest working woman in real estate.” In some ways Bonny harkens back to another era when trust, and manners, and dedication, were perhaps more valued than they often seem today. We grew to trust Bonny implicitly, and understood that we had an honest and dedicated advocate on our side. What more could we want?”
  • “I write to thank you for your professional, courteous, and (above all!) successful help and guidance in selling my house in Cambridge this summer. During a very difficult and inscrutable period in the market, your advice and experience with the Cambridge market were essential in securing a sale not only within a few days of putting the property on the market, but also for an amount significantly above the asking price. My wife and I really appreciated the extent to which you good-humouredly handled some of the more complex and unsettling aspects of this process without exposing us unnecessarily to worry or anxiety. I am very glad we chose you and Hammond. With repeated thanks, – Peter Nisbet”
  • “Now that our house at 11 Garden Terrace is under agreement, we wanted to say how much we enjoyed working with you. From the start, you struck us as knowledgeable, poised, articulate, and indeed persuasive — an excellent person into whose hands we could put the sale of our home. Your ideas about how to prepare the house for showing to prospective Buyers proved to be very useful, and we’re pleased that we followed just about all your suggestions. The pricing at the start, and in retrospect, struck us as right, and we appreciated the degree to which you tested your judgment and intuition by gathering the views about an appropriate selling price of a number of other knowledgeable brokers in your office. You were helpful throughout, including the final days of negotiations, and we could not be more pleased with a sale only slightly below the asking price in what we all knew to be a difficult market.”
  • “Your email is one more reason David & I (& Louisa) have found it such an absolutely wonderful experience buying a condo with you.  Your knowledge and grace, good sense and good humor, made what might have been a very stressful experience, as you say, ‘silky smooth.’  We can’t thank you enough.  We’ll recommend you to everyone we know!  No doubt we’ll be sending you a few more emails — but we wanted to be sure you know how much we’ve appreciated all you’ve done.  TY!”
  • “Over the last six months, Bonny Lamb helped me buy a condominium in Cambridge and sell a home in Belmont. I was extremely impressed by Bonny’s overall professionalism, her knowledge of the market place, her responsiveness to my questions, and her sheer ability to get things done. On a personal level, Bonny was just great, someone who was easy to communicate with and who immediately understood the things I was looking for in a new home. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the area, and will undoubtedly call her should I decide to move again.”
  • “I can’t say enough about Bonny Lamb’s tireless commitment to selling my home of 20 years in Cambridge. From beginning to end, her calm, courteous manner made the entire experience seamless and far less stressful. She handled everything and is an absolute professional who keeps her client’s interests in mind at all times. Whenever I had any questions, she was ALWAYS available and responded with the utmost urgency at any hour of the day. We had a few minor issues with my house itself that could have affected or delayed the sale, but Bonny handled each obstacle and found the best solutions quickly. I would, without a doubt, recommend anyone who is buying or selling in the area to contact Bonny. You will not be sorry. TY Bonny!”
  • “Working with Bonny was a fantastic experience for my wife and myself, first-time home buyers. Bonny was extremely patient and really took the time to help us understand the home-buying process. In addition, her knowledge of the Cambridge, Arlington, Belmont and Watertown areas was just amazing. Most importantly, she was a true professional who respected our time, understood our needs, and helped us to find great leads. We highly recommend Bonny and would definitely work with her again. Thanks again Bonny for all your help in helping us find our first home in Watertown!”
  • “Bonny is wonderful! After selling our second property, we were renting and had been searching for over a year when we discovered her by accident when needing to see a property immediately. She was able to accommodate. We stayed in touch for a period of months in which she really learned our needs as buyers. We made two offers with her assistance; the first property we left after a bad inspection and the second was a complete transaction. Bonny was always able to give the advice we needed and she stayed on top of each step in the process through closing. She is undoubtedly the most professional of the agents that we’ve dealt with and her knowledge and experience is unrivaled. We couldn’t have done it without her. I will recommend her to anyone without hesitation.”
  • “Before choosing you to sell my condominium, I spoke with many agents in the Cambridge area from my home in California. You lived up to the commitment you made to me, and I felt I was in good hands throughout the process. This was particularly important because I no longer lived in Cambridge and my law practice curtailed my travelling. You helped me finalize the lease with my tenant; prepare the unit for the market; and close on the transaction without the need to come to Cambridge. I would highly recommend you to other Sellers.”
  • “It was wonderful working with Bonny Lamb to sell our house. She helped us see how potential buyers would see the house, and consequently what we needed to do to prepare it for sale. She held our hands through the predictably frustrating process of open houses and showings in order to minimize the impact on our family life. And when we least expected problems — the many details that need to be resolved prior to closing — Bonny truly impressed us with her ability to make molehills out of mountains. Thank you, Bonny, for helping us through this exciting yet stressful relocation.”
  • “Clare and I just wanted to write you a short note to thank you for all your help with the sale of our condominium. Moving to Virginia in such a short time frame was very stressful for us; but with your help, the selling of our place was one less thing we had to worry about. Your timely response to our questions, handling of all of the details/logistics, and knowledge of the housing market, specifically your access to cleaners, inspectors, etc., made the process a lot easier for us. We would highly recommend your services for future Buyers/Sellers in the area. Thanks again.”
  • “We appreciate how many hours Bonny has devoted to us over the past few years, with the purchase and sale of our townhouse and now the purchase of our single family home. We were immediately impressed with her listening skills, and were able to find our home after looking at only 2 or 3. She is an excellent negotiator and an extremely capable realtor; one whom we recommend without reservation.”
  • “When we wanted to move from the suburbs back to the city, we began our search for a real estate broker. We went from one broker to another to another, jumping around because of our dissatisfaction with the lack of service, support and commitment we desired. Then we met Bonny. We realized she was different. We were still relatively inexperienced, and she showed great interest and patience with us. We visited a number of towns and considered numerous types of properties. Bonny remained tirelessly enthusiastic. We purchased a two-family home in Arlington and retained it when we decided to move to Cambridge. Bonny helped us buy, then later sell, our Cambridge home and is working with us now for our next home. Bonny has become much more than a real estate broker to us; she has become a close friend of the family, watching our son Thomas grow from a baby to a little boy. Bonny has been there with us — always willing to lend a listening ear or to offer good advice. We feel very fortunate to have this kind of relationship. In Bonny, we have a truly exceptional real estate broker and a friend we consider part of the family.”
  • “I want to express our great appreciation for the fantastic job you did selling my mother’s condo. Not only did you sell the property at a higher price than we had imagined (and significantly higher than other real estate agents said we could get), you went way above and beyond the call of duty. The tremendous help you gave in getting the bathrooms renovated, having the patching and painting done throughout; having the floors refinished; getting the unit beautifully staged; and dealing with the association to make sure that all business concerns were in order was indispensable. Your contribution was especially helpful given the fact that we were going through the difficult process of selling our mother’s unit after her passing.

    You handled everything with such a discerning eye for detail and high level of professionalism. We’re confident that the bidding war and above asking price offer we received so soon after listing the unit are the result of your amazing work ethic. We are enormously grateful for your wonderful work.”
  • “I’ve known Bonny for 10 years. I bought a townhouse she had listed in 2006, and it struck me at the time how beautiful her picture presentation was and how professional she came across. In 2017, I thought of Bonny again when selling a rental unit I had acquired on the nearby Harvard Street. She was engaging from the outset. I was dumbfounded by her efficiency and professionalism. It takes a workaholic like myself to appreciate another one like Bonny. Bonny frequently would write to me late at night to give me progress reports. This may sound like an understatement, but I’ve found in her a one-person team that seems to have every detail redundantly covered.

    I’ve been involved with real estate before, both from a selling and a buying perspective. For my real estate transactions in Cambridge/Boston, my only regret is that I did not engage Bonny in every one of them. She would have saved me tons of time and she would have made them all effortless for me. My only advice for her throughout this process is what I kept telling her, “Bonny, you work too hard!!! Go rest for God’s sake!” Truth be told, she’s a perfectionist at heart and she really cares about her clients and her listings.

    If you are like me–a professional who lives out of state and is too busy to worry about the details that go into a real estate transaction–then you’d probably find out, just as I did, that working with Bonny is a dream come true and she’ll babysit the process from the start to the finish line. All real estate agents should learn from her and and they would be equally successful and memorable.

    This is the very first review I’ve written for anyone or anything in decades, so I apologize for being so wordy. But I’ve found Bonny an exceptional professional, one of a kind, and I’d be remiss if I allowed this opportunity to slip by and not share and recount truthfully what she did for me.”
  • “It is with great pleasure that my husband Bill and I convey how terrific our experience was working with Bonny Lamb on both the purchase of our property in Cambridge and the sale of our home in Belmont. When we purchased our home in Cambridge, Bonny so expertly guided us on our offer that competed with seven others, that we hired her to help us sell our home in Belmont. She created beautiful marketing materials and handled all aspect of the sale with professionalism, charm and deep knowledge of her field and the market at hand. She also was extremely helpful in helping us prep our house for sale and with what to do with all our extraneous possessions we needed to find a home for. Bonny is a tireless worker and more than a pleasure to work with. We give her the highest recommendation.”
  • “Bonny – its been 20 years since we met (actually a bit more!).  You were and continue to be the absolute best model of what a real estate broker should be.  I want to make sure you know how much I/we appreciate all the guidance, ideas, properties you have provided us over the years.  I’m your fan always.”
  • “Bonny Lamb is a tireless, hard-working professional with an exquisite attention to detail which is essential in today’s complex real estate market. My husband and I worked with Bonny while we were abroad in Spain and she completely prepped, marketed and put our townhouse under agreement in Cambridge, MA, in a little over one month!  Bonny is never too busy to answer questions and was readily available to us at any hour despite the 6-hour time difference.  Her level of knowledge and experience in selling homes and in the Cambridge real estate area are truly unmatched. From start to finish Bonny handled the whole process with high integrity, grace and charm.  We can honestly give her the highest recommendation possible to anyone looking for an exceptional realtor.” 
  • “I wanted to express my thanks for all you have done for me in negotiating the sale of this apartment, and encouraging me to put it on the market at just the right moment. It has been a real pleasure to work with you. I appreciate your guidance at each step of the way. Spending time with me over my concerns made me feel totally confident in you. I admire the way you ‘took over’ the place to stage it for Open Houses; using your keen visual sense made it all look so beautiful. Selling over the asking price by so much (I think you performed some special wizardry) has allowed me to buy a lovely house in the suburbs for me and my daughter. I certainly will praise your name as a competent and sensitive broker who works above and beyond the usual business arrangement.”
  • “Bonny, we really appreciated how seamless you made the whole process for us after our tenants left so that we didn’t have to return to Cambridge. We are grateful for all the time and effort you put into determining what work needed to be done, what needed to be replaced, selecting items like the carpeting, the kitchen faucet, bathroom details and lining up the contractors to get the work done on time. Also thank you for arranging everything with an attorney so that we didn’t need to return to Cambridge even for the closing. We loved living in that unit and it was difficult to let it go, but that aside, we were very happy with how quickly it went under agreement and at a much higher price than we were expecting, which we recognize as a consequence of your professionalism, knowledge of the market, and management of the process. Thanks again for all you did.”
  • “Thank you so much again for your heroic efforts in marketing, showing, and bringing to closure our condominium home. You are a brilliant strategist. Your eye for beauty and proportion transformed our condominium into a desirable property. Paul and I are very grateful to have been able to work with you and we send our heartfelt thanks.”