Why Work With Us?
Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:
Steve was fantastic to work with on many levels. He was completely committed to our search, he worked to understand our unique needs and goals, he was incredibly patient and he was always accessible throughout the process.
Steve’s long-time success makes him extremely knowledgeable about the local market and the business . His industry acumen and understanding of basic psychology provided us with direction and advice that was always spot-on.
Steve truly became our trusted advisor and I would highly recommend him to anyone buying or selling a home.
New Home Buyer
It’s never easy to sell your home, but with a toddler, a dog and a new baby due soon, we had a recipe for disaster on our hands. Thank goodness we chose to go with Erika and Bowes Real Estate! She went above and beyond to help us sell our home, making sure the entire process went smoothly.
When it came to buying a home, we were worried about finding a house right for us, especially considering Arlington’s competitive housing market. We ended up finding a house that had everything we were looking for and more! Without Erika, I’m sure we never would have ended up getting such a wonderful home.
I am so thankful that we decided to go with Erika to sell our first home and buy our new one. There is just so much involved in both processes, but Erika helped us every step of the way and ensured both deals went smoothly, helping us even after all papers were signed! And especially considering we were so busy with the new baby coming, it was just such a relief to have such a kind and hard-working real estate agent that we knew we could completely trust. I’d recommend her to anyone!
Sara – Buyer on Waverley Ave. and Seller on Mystic Ave. in Arlington
My experience with Bowes Real Estate and with Steve McKenna’s team was an A+ experience. As a first-time seller, I had a lot of questions, and a bit of trepidation. Steve’s team was supportive and walked me through every step of the process. I recommend them enthusiastically.
Karen – Seller on Pleasant Street in Arlington
I think Steve is a terrific leader and we were impressed with his professionalism and sincerity. Steve led our family through the home selling process during a difficult time. From securing contractors for home repairs, to a stager, to finding charities to donate items no longer needed – Steve & The Home Advantage Team handled every aspect of the preparation and selling of our home.
His knowledge of local real estate is unprecedented – he knew how to price and market our home for the current pool of buyers. We had more than 100 people come through the open house and it sold immediately.
My family has moved many times throughout the years, and I am familiar in working with real estate professionals. Steve & The Home Advantage Team are a cut above the rest. When he says he’ll get back to me, he does. He was always there to help every step of the way and we never felt alone.
I would recommend Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team to anyone with real estate needs.
Seller on George Street in Arlington
Steve was very involved in the sale of our home at Watermill Place. As we began the process, a friend from a different town recommended another real estate agent in the area, but there was no comparison. Steve was well known, respected and highly recommended by everyone I knew at Watermill Place.
Steve stood out with his knowledge about Arlington and real estate in the area. He and I hit it off immediately and it was a pleasure working with him. Selling our home couldn’t have been smoother – we had an open house on Sunday, two offers on Tuesday and selected an offer the next day.
We were very happy with the performance of Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team.
Seller at Watermill Place in Arlington
The choice of “very satisfied” does not come close to how pleased we were with Steve McKenna and his group. They were phenomenal from start to finish. They were in touch constantly, helping us with every aspect of the process. Moving is one of the most stressful, life-changing events, but Steve and his group took the stress right out of it by being there for us . They were always on top of everything in such a professional manner, and each and every one of them was always so caring and understanding and helpful. They are “the best.” We consider ourselves very lucky to have had them for our sell.
Linda and Sheldon – Sellers on Oakledge Street in Arlington
We were first time-time home buyers, and given how daunting the process seemed— and how important making the right decision was— we were looking for a partner with a deep knowledge of the market and who worked on our behalf to find the right home. Tracy was exceptional to work with while she guided us to our dream home, and made the closing process as smooth as possible .
Micah and Amanda – Buyers on Glenburn Road in Arlington
Tracy was great! Unfailingly pleasant, helpful, accommodating, and knowledgeable about the property and the market. Now that the deal is done, she continues to be a warm and friendly presence around town and a go-to person when we need advice or have local questions.
Steve and Kalina – Buyers on Appleton Street in Arlington
Tracy responded to my initial request for information very quickly. That quick response was followed by quick responses to every one of my questions throughout the transaction. Tracy not only acted like a professional but she was also fun to be with . That combination does not always exist. I would recommend Tracy to anyone who is looking for real estate in the Arlington area
Jane – Buyer on Massachusetts Ave. in Arlington
I wanted to thank Steve McKenna and Annie Kelly of The Home Advantage Team. They were with us every step of the way selling our home, offering expert advice and in the end getting us top results . I completely trusted and committed to their process. They brought in a professional stager, who gave me a lot of work, but I did it! Annie held a broker event at our home the Thursday prior to the open house. After our open house weekend we received 11 offers!
All their staging suggestions really paid off. Steve and Annie helped us sift through the offers and guided us with their knowledge and experience. I remember being disappointed in the original list price but I decided to trust their process and in the end we sold for 16% over asking. I couldn’t have been more pleased with our results , their advice and everything they did to get us to a smooth close. I would highly recommend Steve and Annie! Thanks for everything!
Mike & Melanie – Sellers on Oakland Road in Melrose