All of our testimonials are from actual clients and are kept on file in our office.
My husband and I purchased our home in August 2010. We first started looking at houses in the late spring. Several months doesn't seem like a long time to find the perfect home, however, we were eager buyers and looked at a lot of homes. Mike Ballow was our agent and made our experience fun, exciting, and extremely informative. We looked at several homes with Mike, some more than once. For all our requests for showings Mike reacted quickly, getting us into the homes fast. He was very knowledgeable, pointing out the positives and 'red flags' of each home. Our experience with Ballow and Hutchinson Realty Group was truly enjoyable. We highly recommend Mike Ballow for anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Karen & Dan, Berkley, MA
After 3 years and 4 other agents, we found success with Mike Ballow! Unlike the other agents, Mike was in the business of making our dreams come true. His professionalism and knowledge made the process as seamless as possible. Mike was accommodating and understanding to our wants and needs and never made it seem like we were unrealistic. It only took 5 months from our first meeting to a closing on our dream house. Mike was a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend him to anyone!
Christine & Joe, E. Taunton, MA
Selling a home is not easy. The real estate agent you pick will go a long way toward making it a positive experience. We were looking for an agent who would be honest with us and represent our wishes. Michael Ballow is such an agent. Mike talked with us about our home, its selling points, and our asking price. He then did the market research and proposed an asking price range and a plan for getting the house on the market and completing the sale. Mike never gave us any pressure to sign on with him. He was honest with his opinions and open to ours. Once we agreed on the contract, Mike got the house onto the market quickly. He arranged the MLS listing, posted the for sale sign and flyers, and had open houses. Mike called each time there was any activity on the house to give us an update and any encouraging news. He checked on the house often, and was sure to keep flyers available. Once we had a buyer, Mike provided advice from everything from counteroffers to the purchase and sales agreement. He was particularly helpful during the Fire Department smoke/CO2 inspection. I had put in the wrong smoke detectors which were not approved. Mike rescheduled the inspection, bought and installed the correct detectors and got fire department approval later that day! We were very happy for our choice of Mike Ballow as our sellers’ agent. The intangibles matter to us the most. Mike communicated with us often and very effectively. We felt selling our home was his top priority. Mike is a good listener and we felt he understood our goals and made them his goals. We recommend Michael Ballow!
John & Kathy, Raynham, MA
Both Lori and I are very pleased with the professional manner in which Mike Tabak went about selling our house. He certainly put a lot of effort into the presentation and marketing of our house. Having tried 2 brokers before him, it is clear that he is the best around.
Ron & Lori, Taunton, MA
We were first time buyers with hopes of finding our dream home. Mike Ballow walked us through the process, was extremely patient with us, and was able to answer all the questions we had. Mike is exceptionally knowledgeable of the real estate industry and, since he is from here, seemed to know everything about the area. In the end, after months of searching and negotiations, we closed on our dream home. This simply would not have been possible without the help of Mike Ballow. We would highly recommend Ballow and Hutchinson Realty Group to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.
Brian & Amanda, Dighton, MA
If you are looking for a realtor who goes above and beyond, look no further! During the process of the purchase of my new townhouse, I faced many hurdles as it was a bank-owned property. Throughout the months, I always knew that I could trust Mike Ballow to take the initiative to move the process along. He was more than willing to assume responsibilities that were not his to make everything easier. He was patient with me and answered all of my questions. He was also available to show me the house on many occasions! Mike is quite knowledgeable and certainly dependable. If I had to go through the home-buying process again, I wouldn’t do it without Mike Ballow there every step of the way!
Suzanne, Taunton, MA
I recently purchased a condo in the fall of 2011. I'd looked at multiple condo's with Mike Ballow - sometimes going a few months between showings but he was always very patient. He seemed to be more concerned that I found the one that was right for me as opposed to just making a commission. When I finally found the right property he really showed his true professionalism and dedication to his client. He explained every part of the process along the way and regardless of how miniscule the detail or task he always gave it 110% of his attention. He made the process of purchasing (which can often be quite stressful) my new home enjoyable. I wouldn't buy or sell another home without Mike Ballow on my team.
Mike, Taunton, MA
My wife and I were in a very unique situation and Mike Ballow was a tremendous help. We needed to do a short sale on a condo that was in our name that we were currently not living in. With the market being the way it was in 2011, we knew it was going to be a tough sell. Therefore, we knew we needed to find a diligent agent who could get the job done. We were fortunate enough to be recommended to use Mike Ballow through a friend who had success with him in the past. Mike went to work immediately on listing and advertising our condo. He was extremely informative and most importantly honest throughout the entire process. Mike was outstanding in dealing with potential buyers, the bank and especially us. His communication throughout the entire process was phenomenal. We always knew exactly where we stood. When a buyer was found and the short sale paperwork began, Mike handled everything. He took care of dealing with the bank, meeting with appraisers, meeting with the fire inspector, and so on. He literally couldn’t have done any more than he did to make sure the entire process went as smoothly as possible. Mike took what was a tough situation for us and made it very manageable. We would highly recommend Mike as an agent for any type of real estate transaction you may have. We know who we will be calling again in the future!!
Steve & Katie, Taunton, MA
Mike Ballow is a dedicated, professional, and respected agent in his field. He stops at nothing and always has his clients best interests in mind. He knows what I would be interested in purchasing before I do and lets me know right away!! I've dealt with other agents through the years and as an investor would recommend Mike without hesitation. If your looking to buy or sell, call Mike!
Loretta, Easton, MA
I have a Chiropractic and physical therapy business in Taunton, MA. Our current space was too small and I needed to relocate. I was definitely interested in purchasing versus renting again. I had the opportunity to work with Mike Ballow as he showed me several properties over the summer. None of them quite fit my needs. Much to my surprise, I received a call from Mr. Ballow months after I had initially worked with him. I had entered into an agreement to purchase the existing space I was in. He called to let me know that an office condo came on the market that fit my needs. I told him he was too late but decided to take a look the next day anyway. As it turned out, the space was perfect. Luckily for me, nothing was signed yet and I was able to quickly purchase this new space. Mike, Thanks for your persistence and professionalism.
Steve, President - Bay State Physical Therapy, Taunton, MA
After several years of living in our first home, my wife and I decided it was time to purchase our second home to accommodate the growing needs of our family. We selected Mike Ballow of Ballow and Hutchinson Realty Group, Inc. to help facilitate that process. Mike visited our home several times, pointed out areas that we should address before putting our house on the market, and discussed market value and pricing with us. He also arranged for us to view other properties in the area to get a sense of what we were competing against. Once an offer was submitted, Mike help broker the deal with the buyers agent. Mike kept in constant contact with us via phone, email, and text messaging. This was key, and proved to be extremely beneficial given the timeframes given during the selling process. Mike was organized and kept us on target throughout.
Once our house was sold, Mike started the process of helping us find a new home. He provided access to his web-site which allowed us to receive daily updates on available properties. He arranged for us to see multiple properties when it was convenient for us. Once we identified a home that we were interested in, Mike facilitated the process with the sellers agent (who clearly could learn a thing or two from Mike) until we had an agreement on the property. Even at the closing, Mike worked to make sure we were getting the fairest deal, helping to resolve issues that had been promised by the seller but not yet resolved.
We were very pleased with Mike's performance, and would strongly recommend him to anybody looking to sell or purchase a home.
Michael and Jennifer, Weymouth MA
Mike Ballow came highly recommended. He didn't disappoint! Our house sold in 2 weeks. It was a great experience for such a stressful time...
Ted & Barbara, Taunton, MA
When my husband and I made the difficult decision to sell the family home, we were exceptionally lucky to come into contact with Ballow and Hutchinson Realty Group, Inc. We both agreed they were the best people to handle our sale and make the emotional detachment from the home less painful for us. They dealt with our sale and became someone we knew we could trust and be totally honest with throughout the process. We want to thank you for your time and patience and for making us a part of your Realty family. We highly recommend these people to help and support you through the buying or selling of your home.
A special thank you to Mike Ballow for your support and for truly helping us through a difficult decision.
Jody and Marie, Taunton, MA
Mr. Ballow, I am writing to express my and my wife’s appreciation and gratitude for all your help and assistance in facilitating our purchase of your client’s property in The Farms at Indian Pond. You performed services that our agent was too busy to perform for us, even though you were not our realtor, including sending us some keys to the property which were not delivered to us at the closing.
Rest assured that if we find ourselves in need of a realtor in the future, you will be our first choice to represent us. Thanks again for all your help!
Bob and Barbara, Taunton, MA
Mike Ballow helped us sell our house in Taunton in 2006 when we moved to the Cape. After five years, we moved back into the area and started looking for a house in Bridgewater with Mike’s help. It took two years of looking and a couple of failed attempts of buying, but we finally found the house of our dreams. Mike helped us through the ups and downs and was always patient and calm, even when we were getting upset and discouraged. We looked at many homes over the two years and Mike never made us feel like we were asking too much of him. He is very knowledgeable and pointed out the positives and negatives of each home; things we might not have noticed ourselves, and explained every part of the process along the way. Our experience with Mike Ballow was truly enjoyable. We highly recommend Mike for anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Diane and Paul, Bridgewater, MA
We recently completed the process of selling and purchasing a home. It took us seven months and we looked in three different areas before settling on the upper Cape. We had a new realtor in each area and looked at over thirty five homes. As you can imagine we met many realtors along the way in both selling and purchasing of a home. Once we decided on an area we realized how fortunate we were to have Mike Ballow as our realtor. We could tell from the beginning Mike knew his business well and would work hard for us. He researched properties, checked permits and title V reports continuously keeping us abreast of all the information regarding our possible purchase. Finally Mike's real expertise was knowing a homes value and advising us on a market price.
It was a pleasure working with Mike and we would highly recommend him for all your real estate needs.
Denny & Joan, Centerville, MA
Selling the family home is never easy. Selling the family home from a distance can be downright challenging.
Mike Ballow met that challenge with enthusiasm, intelligence, experience and hard work. Mike spent significant time performing due diligence in reviewing recent neighborhood sales, analyzing the current market conditions and evaluating the family home in order to strategize on determining the best approach in selling the home. Mike’s attention to detail and knowledge base proved indispensable in setting the best and correct asking price.
The results? Within several days we had multiple offers and were placed in the enviable position of informing all prospective buyers that we needed their “best and final offer”.
Once the final offer was agreed upon Mike took the lead to schedule and attend all of the necessary appointments required to complete the sale smoothly. This eliminated me from having to drive 100 miles each time one of those appointments was scheduled at the house.
Mike was in constant contact with me throughout the entire process and kept me up to date throughout the entire selling process.
I highly recommend working with Mike Ballow for all of your home selling and purchasing needs.
Bob, Bourne, MA
To Mike Ballow: Just a quick thank you again for everything you've done for us over the years. You were always ready with the answers to all of our questions. Maybe we'll see you on the Canal road sometime!
Doug & Julie, Bourne, MA
Dear Mike Ballow:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance in selling my parent's home in Taunton. From day one you were there representing the Murray Family with sound, expert advice. If one were to look at my knowledge of real estate they would realize that I was as green as green could be. Yet, with you representing the family's best interests, we were able to move through the process like pros. At every juncture you were there with the right advice and answers. Your time seems to have been unlimited. Your dedication and follow through to closure was highly professional. I thank you for your professionalism and as someone I now consider a friend. You are certainly a credit to Ballow and Hutchinson Realty Group.. If asked, I would be very comfortable recommending you to anyone in need of real estate services. For I know they will be treated with the same dignity, respect and professionalism as I was. Keep up the good work! It was a pleasure working with you. In closing, I would like to suggest that my Family's success was a direct result of your success and for that I will always be appreciative.
Robert, Dighton, MA
It is a pleasure to recommend Mike Ballow as a real estate agent for anyone searching for a new residence. Mike took diligent notes regarding our specific needs in a home with everything on 1 level.
Mike came up with a deal that was good for us and for the sellers. He knows the city of Taunton well. We found Mike to be a very attentive agent. It seemed to us that we were Mike’s only customers. He is highly personable with an engaging personality
Mike is the best in the business. If we were to move again, he would be our first choice as a real estate agent.
Robert & Linda, Taunton, MA
It is not easy to sell or buy a home. However, with the right Realtor the process can be much less stressful. Mike Ballow is a person I found to be professional, knowledgeable and more importantly compassionate. Mike will go above and beyond to make you feel at ease knowing he is doing the best for you and your needs. He works tirelessly to make sure you are completely happy with the process.
I would highly recommend this agency with no reservations at all!
Joanne, Taunton, MA
Our experience with Michael Ballow of Ballow and Hutchinson Realty Group, Inc. was really great! He helped us buy our house in 2007. When we had job related need to relocate he rented the house out for us in early 2014 and then ultimately sold it for us at the end of 2014.
Mike was patient and informative and extremely helpful to us when we needed help getting out of a very difficult rental situation. He really went out of his way to help during this time. After we were able to get the property back from the rental tenant, Mike put the house back on the market and managed to sell the property after just one open house in mid - November - in New England!!!!
We were in Florida the whole time but he made the whole process seem quite easy. He was a true professional throughout and gave honest and helpful advice. His knowledge and expertise in real estate including current market conditions, along with his superb negotiation skills left a very positive impression of him with us. We would definitely recommend Michael Ballow to any prospective homebuyer or seller. .
Alex and Eniko, Formerly of Attleboro, MA
As a first time home buyer, I really needed someone to go above and beyond throughout the entire process. Mike Ballow was quick to respond to questions, immediately available to meet me at many properties, honest and thorough in his evaluations of the homes we saw together, and very protective of me! He did not pressure or rush me like other agents do. He had my back with every person we dealt with in the process, and I really felt safe and secure. I would highly recommend Mike-- and HAVE to anyone who wants to work with the best. Even now I have the home of my dreams, he still reaches out to make sure things are okay-- and he still answers my questions!! The day of my closing, Mike gave me a snow shovel, barrel of salt, how-to-fix-anything book, and a home depot gift card... and he was shoveling snow when I arrived for the walk-through prior to closing! He is extremely thoughtful, a great person, and superb at his job! Thanks Mike!! We did it!!
Katie, Randolph, MA
My wife and I had a tight timeline to sell our house as we needed to be out by late June. We had interviewed numerous realtors and decided on Mike Ballow to list our house because of his knowledge and expertise in the Taunton real-estate market. We also liked that he committed to being our sole agent and that he would be present for all open houses and showings. It gave us a piece of mind that Mike was always there to make sure our needs were being met.
We called Mike in the first week of April and by the following week the house was on the market. Within one month we accepted an offer and were able to move out by our deadline without having to reduce our selling price outside of our target range. I would recommend Mike Ballow to all my friends and family.
Ryan and Lauren, Taunton, MA
My husband and I had such a pleasant experience selling our house with Mike Ballow! Our house was listed, an offer in and accepted all in 4 days. We received full asking price!! It really was unbelievable! We previously had our house on the market with another Realtor with zero success. It was on the market a total of 7 long months w/ little activity and NO offers. Mike was very professional, understanding and a great guy. I highly recommend him to get the job done. Also, we look forward to working with him in looking for our next home.
Kellie and John, Brockton, MA
To Mike Ballow: We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your outstanding efforts regarding the recent sale of our previous home in Taunton and the purchase of a new one in Berkley. Your expertise, professionalism and attention to every detail greatly facilitated the resolution of all issues related to the transactions. Thanks again for your kindness and friendship.
Bob and Barbara, Berkley, MA
All of our testimonials are from actual clients and are kept on file in our office.