Julie Held

20 years of work experience
Maple and Main Realty, LLC
28 North Maple St.
Northampton, MA, 01062
(413) 437-0331

Ratings & reviews (34)

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Highly likely to recommend
07/20/2015
bkerson244
Helped me buy home
Julie was of enormous help to us in finding our first house. We were renting a condo when, in the middle of winter, the condo owner notified us he would soon be putting the condo up for sale. We were motivated and eager to find a house but wanted it to be just the right one. We asked Julie to not only help in our search but also take care of all the paperwork, negotiate for us, and recommend inspectors, attorneys, mortgage companies, etc. In the end, we quickly found the perfect house in good condition for the right price in the area we needed to be. We highly recommend Julie and without a doubt would ask her help again. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/19/2015
user02453730
Listed and sold a home
Julie explained all phases of the process clearly, helped us price our home carefully, led us through a negotiation stage with multiple offers, and made numerous visits to our home to assure that inspections and a complicated moving situation were competently completed; she even came to water the plants at times when we were away, all while maintaining a positive and confident demeanor.
Highly likely to recommend
06/11/2015
StaceyWiggins
Helped me buy home
Julie was recommended by a colleague, and we were not disappointed. She was great to work with for both selling our home and buying a new one! She is personable and extremely responsive by email text and phone (going above and beyond). The photos and listing of our condo to sell were outstanding. She stayed on top of everything we needed to keep both the sale and purchase moving simultaneously, keeping all of the moving pieces coordinated. We've already recommended her to friends and wouldn't hesitate to do so again. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/20/2015
astringer73
Helped me buy home
Julie was recommended to us by an acquaintance, and we're so happy she ways. Julie was wonderful to work with. This was our first time searching for and negotiating a home purchase, and she was there all the way. We worked via phone, text, email, and in person, day, night, weekends, and holidays - she was always available when we needed her. She helped us find a home that was the right size, location, and price - something we expected would be very difficult to manage. We were very pleased with our experience with Julia and Maple & Main Realty, and would strongly recommend her to others. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/14/2015
zuser20140527072623682
Helped me buy home
Julie was attentive, listened to what we were looking for and really helped us navigate our first every real estate purchasing process. She was knowledgeable, kind and went above and beyond our expectations to get us into houses we wanted to see, to get our questions answered and to help us win a bidding war. She is highly qualified and I would use her again in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
01/11/2015
user8075622
Listed and sold a home
Julie is super! She represented our home to buyers with energy and enthusiasm and truly helped to show it off. Most important, Julie has wonderful relationships with so many people in town, including all of the other agencies. When the time comes (as it always does in real estate) and what is needed is that extra insight or the ability to talk something through with ease, Julie manages it all so gracefully. We could not have been happier with the work Julie did for us - she was great!
Highly likely to recommend
01/05/2015
Jessie0321
Helped me buy home
Julie is super knowledgable and friendly. She made herself available anytime we needed something and was on top of all correspondence. Call her up if you want a charismatic and amazing realtor!
Highly likely to recommend
01/04/2015
zuser20140519153134961
Helped me buy home
Julie Held is a superb agent to work with. As first-time home buyers, we needed help getting our bearings, and Julie was patient when we needed her to be. She moved quickly when we needed that, too, and helped us negotiate successfully in a tricky bidding situation. Throughout the sale, Julie made us feel like we were her top priority, even though of course we knew she was working with many other clients. We are very happy in our new home and credit Julie with helping us find (and end up in) a house that is such a good fit for our family. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/29/2014
user1538371
Helped me buy home
Not only did Julie make us feel like she had the knowledge and experience to handle whatever came up during the buying (and selling) of our homes, but she was always available, always warm and always attuned to our tastes and needs. She made everything about buying and selling as easy as it could be, and when the seller was intractable about a final issue she covered the difference herself. We cannot recommend her enough.
Highly likely to recommend
12/27/2014
Ziggy Trae and Justine
Helped me buy home
My wife and I were first-time home buyers when we started working with Julie in early 2014, and I don't think we would be homeowners now if we worked with anyone else. Frankly, we were clueless, but Julie saved the day on numerous occasions. We found Julie to be very knowledgeable about the area, but above all, patient with us as we shlepped from open house to open house, trying to find the right fit. When our temporary housing ended, and rentals were elusive, Julie found a solution for us. Most important, when our bid was accepted on the house we wanted and our financing arrangement fell through right after inspection, Julie did not give up on us and steered us to a local lender who processed our loan application in record time. Julie always returned our calls at all hours, weekdays, weeknights and even weekends. The people she recommended to us during the process--lenders, contractors, inspectors, attorneys--we all right on the money. If you are looking for a realtor in the Hampshire County "Happy Valley" I recommend you talk to Julie first. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/27/2014
zuser20140515185813141
Helped me buy home
Julie was awesome and extremely knowledgeable about the area we were searching in. Her follow through, interest and attention to detail was extra-ordinary and we would certainly recommend her to anyone who is in need of an excellent realtor.
Highly likely to recommend
12/26/2014
bvhvenice
Listed and sold a home
Julie Held is highly professional, articulate, and consistently available. Her standards are high and she is very aware of the market, always ready to suggest improvements or alternate approaches to problem-solving. I would highly recommend her services as a realtor.
Highly likely to recommend
12/13/2014
jmmathre
Listed and sold a home
Julie Held is an amazing realtor and truly a joy to work with in the potentially challenging situation of buying or selling a house. She is extremely knowledgeable about the area and the value of properties and has a fine eye for detail. Julie is well organized, efficient and follows up on everything promptly. She listed our property, held an open house the next week which was well attended and we had two offers within a week. Julie knows everyone associated with the realty business, as well as many exceptional local tradespeople so whatever else you may need, she can refer you to trustworthy individuals. Julie far exceeded my expectations in every respect; her sense of humor, enthusiasm, compassion and understanding made the process of selling our house much less stressful than it might have been. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/03/2015
Samnoho
Listed and sold a home
Julie is a Valley treasure. She is wicked smart about real estate in general, and the local market in particular. I really trusted her, which is crucial. I found the experience of selling my house to be pretty stressful, and all along the way Julie was responsive to my concerns while keeping us focused on moving forward. In addition to being incredibly knowledgeable, she is energetic, vibrant, funny, and kind. She helped me on every level, from setting the price, to staging the house herself (!!), to recommending quality service people, and finally through all the sometimes complicated negotiating. I've used a number of real estate agents in the past, but my experience with Julie was far superior. I've been recommending her to all my friends, and I'll never work with anyone else. I was really happy with my experience with her. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/16/2014
nsfriedman
Listed and sold a home
She was fantastic! In a complicated market she sold my condo in 4 weeks at top dollar! She knew how to price, market and negotiate the deal! She is the best in the area. I have worked with other agents over the years and she is absolutely the individual I would recommend!
Highly likely to recommend
06/26/2014
user646399
Helped me buy and sell homes
Very helpful! And she responds within minutes of messaging through zillow! Lightning fact and very knowledgeable of the area! I highly recommend her, if you are in the upper pioneer valley, ashfield, chester and so on! We need more realotors that are as good as her in this field of work!
Highly likely to recommend
10/19/2013
user880142
Listed and sold a home
Julie was extremely helpful in assisting me to sell my unusual house. She proactively took care of many important details. She was extremely responsive in communication and I would highly recommend her.
Highly likely to recommend
03/28/2013
user0224113
Helped me buy home
Julie was great to work with. She is extremely patient and knowledgeable about the area. She was always in contact with us to let us know about any properties that met the criteria we were looking for, and it was always easy to set up appointments to view houses or to meet with Julie to discuss anything that we needed to. We were never pressured to settle on something and we kept searching until we were 100%satisfied with the house. It was truly a pleasure working with Julie, and she would be our first choice if we had to do it all over again. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/05/2013
user1102601
Listed and sold a home
Julie was an absolute joy to work with. It was a tough year and a tough market at the time I put my condo on the market. But, she was very positive about my place's potential, and I am happy she stayed by my side all the way. Thank you very much, Julie!
Highly likely to recommend
09/27/2012
user3037402
Helped me buy home
Julie was on our side throughout our transaction to purchase our first home. We were very impressed with knowledge and professionalism. Here are some of the highlights: - Quick to respond and easy to reach throughout a variety of communication mediums. - Very detailed knowledge of homes in our price range (250-350k) in our area; and what a given house should be worth. - A good listener. - Great negotiator. Helped craft an offer that was beat out competing offers and also got more concessions from the seller during post-inspection negotiations. - Well-versed in the details of the transaction and a good guide for us. - Willing to come open the house repeatedly to allow contractors in to do estimates. - Took our interests and concerns to heart and made the overall process simpler and more pleasant. My wife and I highly recommend her! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/31/2012
slratcli
Helped me buy home
Julie is absolutely fantastic at what she does. I had a house in mind I wanted to buy, looked over reviews on Zillow, and decided to go with Julie Held. She was very responsive in my request and stayed in touch with me closely every step of the way. From the very beginning she outlined the process needed for me to buy the house. At each step she reminded me of what I needed to do in order to avoid any problems. She is very friendly and knows the area well. She has great references and everyone she works with spoke very highly of her. She recommended several local businesses, banks, lawyers, etc that we were able to review and use throughout the process. We took every one of her recommendations without any hiccups or regrets. She was in contact with the mortgage lender and lawyer with updates that enabled everyone involved to remain on the same page. I recommend Julie Held without exception. She is the ultimate professional. She is nonjudgmental, understands how to relate to people, and makes you feel at home with the process of buying your home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/12/2012
user759500
Listed and sold a home
I am selling a single family home in Easthampton. Julie Held has helped me in many ways get this property ready for the market with her vast knowledge and great insight. I also purchased a property in Leeds with Julie's help. She went over and above to smooth out some minor and not so minor sticking points. Without Julie vast experience things could have turned into a time consuming expensive mess. Thank you Julie!
Highly likely to recommend
02/07/2012
megmarsh
Helped me buy home
Julie helped me buy my first home in the area in 1996 and held my hand through what was a very complicated and difficult process due to septic issues and seller personalities. I had been looking with other agents for two years and had no success, and on the first time out with Julie, she completely understood what I was looking for and we found the house I've lived in and loved ever since. She listens, she gets it, and she will work very hard for you. I would use here again to sell my house or find me another. She is the real deal. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/30/2011
raineo
Helped me buy home
I have read the other reviews about Julie and they are more than accurate. Julie is respectful, patient, understanding, fun, positive, and realistic. She is very good at deducing the needs, expectations, and anxieties of her clients. I am sure you will find her very knowledgable, available, always willing to go the extra mile, professional and caring.
Highly likely to recommend
04/06/2011
Higinnygirl
Helped me buy home
Julie and I are working to buy a 2 family home that is bank owned. She has gone all out to help with this difficult task. This will be the second prop I have purchased with her...wouldn't think of using any one else. She is kind, hard working and patient when need be. Thanks Julie, Virginia
Highly likely to recommend
02/26/2011
mtpdwhite
Helped me buy home
Julie was very helpful to us as we moved to Florence from out of state. She was sending us listings before they came on the market, and was able to evaluate which would work for us as a family. We found her responsive, professional and charming.
Highly likely to recommend
02/05/2011
tbbbnbab
Listed and sold a home
Julie did an outstanding job in helping us sell our house in a challenging real estate market. From providing guidance on how to prepare the property for sale, to marketing the house on the internet, in local media and through an open house, she knew just what to do. Her extensive experience and local knowledge were real strengths. She was always accessible when we had questions and was excellent in communicating with us over the course of the showings, offers and closing. Her personality was very pleasant and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend Julie to anyone selling a home in the Northampton area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/26/2011
Gasbay
Helped me buy home
I've worked with Julie both buying and selling a house. She's patient, professional and has a wealth of inside knowledge about the market and neighborhoods. Moreover, Julie makes what can be a stressful process easy and often fun. I never felt pushed to accept something I didn't like about a property, as I had felt in my work with previous agents. Julie stayed positive as we moved on to the next property. And on the selling side, Julie handled everything smoothly and efficiently, from the open house for agents to the detail work of meeting the buyers requests for fixes and finding people to help up pack up and move. I wouldn't think of making a move ( property-wise) without her!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/24/2011
sandramcd
Helped me buy home
My husband and I relocated to Amherst two years ago with the help of Julie who was recommended by two close friends. We searched for the right home for two years and made offers on two properties which did not work out (not at all because of Julie) before finally purchasing our home. My husband and I wanted the perfect home in which to raise our young children, and Julie was incredibly patient and responsive over the course of two years, making appointments to see properties with hardly any notice and helping us negotiate the long, involved process with professionalism and a sense of humor, when necessary(!) We had a very good experience with her and appreciate the tenacity and patience she had with us to this day. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/24/2011
fran fahey
Helped me buy home
My wife and I used Julie in the spring of 2010, and had her help my mother in law in the winter of 2010, to buy our new homes in Easthampton. She is just amazing - personable, detail-oriented and always professional in her interactions. She never drops the ball, and goes above and beyond when finding out details we needed to know. She also recommended excellent local vendors to help us get settled after our purchase was complete. We'd recommend Julie without hesitation for both buying and selling. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/23/2011
jpkjr1
Helped me buy and sell homes
I used Julie as a buyer's agent 15 years ago to help me find my first home. She made the whole process so much easier for me and I got the house I wanted at a good price in what was then a very competitve seller's market. More recently, I needed to sell my home in a buyers market, while at the same time looking for a condo. Once again, Julie was there! I can't recommend Julie highly enough. She's knowledgeable, thorough, professional and a delight to work with.
Highly likely to recommend
01/21/2011
jzzy55
Helped me buy and sell homes
Our first home-buying experience (not Julie) was problematic -- important information about zoning and neighborhood concerns given to us by realtors turned out to be incomplete and incorrect. Julie, on the other hand, is well-informed, honest, savvy and well-organized. If she doesn't know something she will find out. She does not gloss over issues in order to push the sale. She is fun to look at houses with, and patient, too. I alway recommend her whenever I'm asked for a realtor referral, as does my husband (who does not suffer fools gladly!). Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/21/2011
alliekrantz
Helped me buy home
Julie is an incredible realtor! I would highly recommend her and have many, many times. She knows the area inside and out, is honest, dedicated and fun to work with. She really takes the time to get to know her clients which makes her very effective in finding homes that meet their needs. I think she is the best in the area!
Highly likely to recommend
01/21/2011
hacemtp
Helped me buy home
Juile Held was my buyers agent. I had a USDA loan, which aren't always the easiest loans. There are a lot of hoops to jump threw and time constraints with this type of loan. Julie was a great help with everything!!! Everything from the problems that I had with the home inspector to the time extensions that I needed and she applied for for me. She was really a buyers advocate. MY BUYERS ADVOCATE!!! And she wasn't even from my area but I would use her again in a heart beat...