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 What People Think of the Way I Do Business



Hello Joe. I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did with our house on Barker Street.  It was a difficult sale from both the buyers' and the sellers' sides, I know.  You made it painless for us. As you know, we are located far from the house and couldn't do much ourselves without a long drive and a stay in a hotel.  The oil tank, smoke and CO detectors, water heater and many other things were problematic for us, but you dealt with them professionally and made things easy for us. When you sold our condo for us we were very pleased.  After all, a sale within 24 hours of the official listing at our asking price is pretty good.  This one was a lot more complex.  I am sure you have a few more gray hairs after this, but I have none. Thanks for the effort and most especially for the results.  Dan Quinlan


It’s amazing how our path in life allows us to meet people who make a difference in our lives.   It was through your diligent efforts that our home in North Andover sold quickly.  You are a real estate agent who cares!  That caliber of people in that business are far and few between. I explained to Susan and Greg that there are many real estate agents out there who are eager to assist the sellers.  Most of them don’t give a damYou are unique in your field, and we are ever so grateful.  Eleanor Sarcia


  “I had the very good fortune to have Joe Contrada of Keller Williams as the listing agent for the recent sale of my North Andover, MA house. For me, the one thing, among many, that was most impressive about Joe was his honesty. Initially, he told me things about my home that I didn't want to paint for the interior, depersonalize the decor, fix the price at a fair and acceptable level, and other suggestions that I simply ignored. Unfortunately, I resisted his recommendations for far too long. Eventually, as showings decreased and interest subsided, it began to dawn on me that Joe had been absolutely correct all along. At this point, I started following his advice to the letter and the house soon sold.

       Joe never pushed, leaving decisions up to me, but never wavered and was firm in his knowledge of exactly what it would take to finalize the sale. I wish I would have been more agreeable earlier in the process!

         Finally, Joe was available 24/7, returned calls promptly (even when on vacation!!), consistently offered assistance in a multitude of ways, and was able to reduce much of the daily stress associated with the sale of a home. In short, Joe Contrada is a complete professional and I recommend him without qualification.”

       Jerry Ruane, Naples, FL

Hi Joe:  Cannot thank you enough for all you did.  I did contact them tonight and told them it was a go.  They will be checking on the check tomorrow.  We will probably sign the lease either Thursday night or Saturday morning.Cannot thank you for all the hard work.  You are a class act and then some.  Appreciated. 
Stephanie Messina Sewade
We hope that you are doing well. It has now been 1 month since we moved into our beautiful home and we could not be happier! We just wanted to send you an email to thank you again for all of your hard work. You truly were dedicated to our search. After three long years of searching (and many different price points!) you guided us to the home that is perfect for us. We appreciate all of your advice, your persistence in searching, and your ability to get the deal done. We are very young to be owning our first home in such a wonderful town. We could not have done it without you!
Warm Wishes and Best Regards,
-Colleen and Mark Halbach 



My husband and I worked with Joe for over a year looking for our dream house.  During this time Joe was extremely patient with us along the way.  He would always offer objective advice, but never steer us in one direction or another.  He really let our gut be the judge of the property without interfering or putting pressure on us.  We thought he would give up on us eventually, but he worked harder and harder while listening to our criticisms.  Joe showed us so many house that he ended up meeting both our parents.  He would field some tough questions from them, so it was really like he had 6 buyers instead of just 2 (sorry Joe).  He really became a friend an a confidant who we trusted greatly.  He eventually found our dream house, which we plan on staying in for a long time.   I would recommend Joe’s services to anyone.  Thanks Joe you are the best!

Heidi & Adam Kaplan 



we could not have done this without you.  I'm sure there are other realtors - but you're different.  You feel like part of our family.  You sold our house when I thought no one could.  You have been so patient and understanding and have always told us what we needed to hear, not what we wanted to hear - and did it in a way that we didn't feel insulted or ignorant during the process.   You stepped back when it was to be our decision, not yours.  You gave us input when we needed it.  Things aren't yet finished and anything can happen, but I wanted you to know that, while I was reviewing things in my mind this morning, I realized that we wouldn't be where we are right now without you.  Leanne Plant




We could have never gotten through this without you and we appreciate all that you did, especially the “above and beyond the call of duty” tasks.  Several people were concerned that we chose a realtor from a telephone voicemail, but it worked out great and we couldn’t be happier with the service you provided.

Dawn Lutz




 We were moving from Wakefield to Metro West.  Joe was tireless in assisting us with the process.  We also have 2 small children which made the home search all the more difficult.  Joe however was able to keep us apprised of the latest listings as well as make himself consistently available.  We spent several weekends over the course of six months searching for the right house.  Joe took the time to listen to our needs and our desires.  With this information Joe worked tirelessly to present only houses that met our criteria.  Joe also spent countless hours driving over 40 minutes and spending half a day to show us in person all the houses.  Joe’s knowledge of houses was very valuable as well.  After deciding on a house Joe’s understanding of the market conditions proved invaluable.  With Joe’s help we were able to find a home that fit perfectly for our family.  Joe handled the entire process with this highest level of professionalism and made a very difficult process seem easy. We proudly recommend Joe Contrada as a real estate agent to anyone. 

Garrett & Erin Nannene


Dear Joe,

I would like to thank you for all your help over the last couple months selling our condo.  You truly made the real estate process more pleasant than I ever would have expected.  Your were personal, responsive, and upfront at every step along the way and showed a dedication I truly appreciated.  I will definitely come back to you in the future with any potential buying or selling for my family and I.

Thanks again,
Steve and Jean Crabtree


We recently sold our family house at 31-33 Maple Avenue. Getting the house sold was due to the major effort by Joseph Contrada, our Keller Williams Realtor.  Joe had endless resources at his disposal in order to get this house sold. When the economy took a downward turn, he rolled up his sleeves and showed us that he was not your “run of the mill” Realtor.  Joe is an experienced real estate professional that showed his commitment to us and his clients. The way he communicated with us, how he presented offers, discussed pros and cons to situations demonstrated his integrity and professionalism. In the future, if you’re considering selling your house, we would highly recommend contacting Joseph Contrada at Keller Williams Realty Andover.




Anna Zaccari and Ann Bamber



HI JOE,I was completly satisfied with the way you handle the sale of my home fromt start to was very proffesional and i was very pleased.i would highly recomend you to anyone looking for a realestate agent to sell their home, good luck with you new employer.i know you will be very succesful there.        sincerly joe carreiro sr.



"It is without hesitation that I recommend Joe Contrada as an agent for the purchase or sale of your home. His integrity and dedication to his work is bar none. His attention to detail and professionalism, including but not limited to returning every call and email within hours, and making sure every nuance on every document and task is followed through with. On top of that he has a keen sense of humor and humility which makes him easy to get along with and a pleasure to do business with. I hope that I have occasion to send Joe business often in the future.

I practiced real estate law for twelve plus years, and I have dealt with many in the real estate industry, but Joe is among the tops. I would without hesitation recommend him to any one seeking the services of an agent, and have done so, including using him to list my father's home with excellent results." - Joe C., Methuen Massachusetts

Joseph M. Carreiro Jr.


To all of my family, friends and colleagues,  I just wanted to say hi and take this quick opportunity to tell you about my friend Joe Contrada.  If you are looking for someone to help with your realestate needs (especially if you plan on buying a house) then Joe is your guy.

Joe is a down to earth, hardworking, easy going, no BS, and there when you need him---you can call him any time kind of guy.  My husband and I have been looking for a house multi family or single and have been with joe for about 9 months now.  We have not found what we want yet but are hopeful we will soon and feel confident to have Joe in our corner.  In this tough economy and just as tough real estate market one would think that our real estate broker would push us to buy the first piece of junk that came along.  As it says in Joe's weblink below he is not about sales he is about service.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to give you this info.  I hope it can be of good use to you.  If not you pass this on to a friend.

Take care,

Jen and Pedro Mejia



It’s refreshing to know that there are honest and kind people out there who are willing to put up with a very expressive man and a woman who knows what she wants!

We are ever so grateful that we didn’t call just any real estate agent.  When Ang recommended that we call you, our minds were at ease.  Moving is such a large task, and moving to another state is overwhelming for me.  Fortunately, we didn’t have what they call the “real estate agent” headache.  We never worried one step of the way while we were going through this process because you were always a phone call away.  You have been extremely helpful throughout this process, and we are extremely grateful.

Best of luck to you in your future endeavors!

Eleanor Sarcia

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