What people say...
Michael and Aaron of the Merullo Peoples Team were absolutely instrumental in helping us purchase our dream home on extremely short notice. On a Saturday I saw that a home that I had previously overlooked in Zillow searches had dropped in price and happened to have an open house Sunday. Within 48 hours of going to the open house, Michael had reached out and built a strong rapport with the seller's realtor, Aaron put us in contact with a great loan officer, the team guided us through putting together our offer, and our offer was submitted. Our offer was accepted within 24 hours. The team was extremely helpful and responsive during the whole process, from initial home interest to having keys in hand, and very patient with all our questions. Merullo Peoples Team is the best realter team in Boston and I feel privileged to have worked with them.
Michael and his team are absolutely wonderful! My wife and I were entering this process as first time homebuyers and had all of the associated anxieties. Michael and his team, however, really made us feel at ease with all of the steps in the process, from start to finish. They made everything easy for us and guided us while also making sure we had the agency to make the decisions. In addition, they made sure to teach us and by the end of the process, we were much more knowledgeable. We ended up buying an amazing house at a great price and we are extremely happy!
…Aaron, and Michael did a great job helping me to simultaneously navigate both a new property purchase and the sale of my current property (both in Cambridge, MA). They guided me through both processes expertly, and helped me work through and negotiate some tricky issues on both transactions. They were always pro-active and willing to roll up their sleeves to solve problems and very effective working as a team. I'd highly recommend them for any real estate transaction, purchase or sale.
My mom owned her home for over 50 years and now our family needed to begin the process of selling the home. The thought of it was not pleasant and rather scary. Michael and his team made the entire experience fun and painless. The best part of our entire experience was that he sold our house shortly after it went on the market for more than the asking price. We can't thank you enough for providing this valuable service. Michael helped us achieve our goals of maximizing our sales price, speed of sale and making the process totally seamless from beginning to end. Thanks again.....you are the BEST!
Aaron … assisted us in the sale of our condo in Somerville. They went above and beyond in their service. Aaron coordinated the cleaning, painting, staging and professional photography of our condo and kept us in the loop during the entire process. When they listed the condo, it rivaled brand new renovations. They created a clear marketing plan which resulted in multiple offers after a week of exposure. We are grateful for their guidance from the very beginning until we closed. We … won’t hesitate to use their services again. If you’re thinking about buying or selling a property in the near future, do yourself a favor and make an appointment to meet with them.
Michael and his team became part of my family in the two years the team when above and beyond to sell the old home for a new house. Michael will always be a part of our family. Again Michael no amount of word I could say could thank you for all your help and support to my family. We love our new home thank you with lots of love
Michael and his team were amazing to work with!! Michael helped us purchase our condo and we enjoyed working with him so much that we reached out to him to help us with the sale. The team was so patient with us and really helped us make the best decisions we could in such an uncertain time. Michael responded to our many questions anytime and always did so with a positive attitude. We knew he really cared about helping us make selling our condo the best experience possible. His research and hard work got us the price (and more!) we were looking for when selling! Thanks Michael :)
This was my first time buying a house, so if my future house-buying experiences are anything like this, I'll be 100% satisfied. Michael is professional, courteous, informative and always available to answer any questions you have along the way. Seriously, if there's anything you want to discuss, Michael will email you back in a heartbeat or schedule a call with you when it's most convenient for both parties. He listened to our needs when searching for a new home and was a trusted source of information and advice during the open-house part of the experience. He covers every nuance in buying a home and is someone I would recommend for anyone -- no matter your intentions as a buyer or seller.
It was truly a great experience for first time homebuyers like us to be working with someone like Michael who made the process so easy and painless. He was very thorough with the paperwork and provided us with all the resources we needed. We were lucky to have him help us navigate the intricacies of home buying. Michael did not only help us buy a house, he helped us find our home!
It was the first home buying experience for our family and we feel lucky to have had the chance to work with someone as talented and dedicated as Michael. I believe home buying should be an exciting, albeit uneventful journey and realtors become that much more crucial when the journey is eventful. Our closing process was complicated and delayed by months, but we felt safe in Michael's hands. He was enthusiastic throughout and never let our excitement wane. We felt he was always looking out for us and willing to fight for our corner at each step. We are delighted to recommend Michael and his team to anyone who may be looking for a top notch real estate agent.
Michael, Joey, and Aaron make up a tremendous team. We recently worked with them on purchasing our first home and could not have been happier with the process. Michael is incredibly knowledgeable and taught us so much while we were touring houses. Being our first time, we were worried that we would get overwhelmed with all the new changes and information coming at us, but Michael and his team made it so easy for us to go at our own pace and kept us informed at every step of the process. They were always quick to respond and were very positive and supportive of any decisions we made. Even working through this global pandemic, they took every precaution and made sure that we were comfortable with everything before going through with it. 10/10 would use this team again!
Michael worked hard to find the right home for me and my family. I found him to be very knowledgeable and responsive to my many questions and concerns as I was a fist time homebuyer.
Second time working with Michael and Aaron and couldn't be more happier. I always feel at ease, worry free with this A-team. They are always available, answers my questions and are on top of things. I couldn't hope for a better team to make the home buying purchase less stressful and easier. Thank you Michael and Aaron.
Michael and Aaron and their team did an all-around great job guiding us through our first home purchase in a difficult market. They educated us about the market, explored a ton of options with us, and helped us through various changes of plans. They were sharp negotiators and very observant, and were very caring and thoughtful the whole time. We had a great experience and ended up purchasing a place we love.
Michael was an absolute joy to work with. We were put in contact with him through our relocation agency. I had thought that we would be renting for months, but thanks to Michael and his diligent, efficient work, we were able to close on the condo of our dreams within about six weeks of making an offer. He is a gifted communicator and negotiator with the impressive organizational and follow-through skills. He is personable and respectful with a keen eye for detail. As his clients, we knew immediately that we were in good hands and had a true professional looking out for our interests. I cannot recommend Michael and his team enough!
I’m a former NYer, buying in Boston was my 2nd purchase experience, I was also president of my co op board for a short term. Michael is who you want on your team, knowledgeable, quick to respond, detail oriented, all around on point!
Working with Michael and his team was brilliant - they were always eager to help and were immensely patient as we figured out exactly what we wanted to prioritize for our first home. We had met Michael at an open house and were impressed by his interest in educating us about the details, and he sustained that level of attention through our closing. Thanks again Merullo Peoples Team!
I highly recommend Aaron Peoples … for your home buying experience. I purchased my first home in the Medford area and when i started, i had no idea what i was doing or what i was looking for but Aaron showed me a variety of all different types of places and talked me through the pros/cons of each purchase and location. Aaron was very helpful and patient and walked me through the whole process a number of times once i finally got an offer accepted. He explained everything to me very clearly (and often repeated stuff) and made sure i understood what was happening during the entire purchase. Aaron was friendly, and knowledgeable and definitely wanted to help me find a place that matched everything i was looking for -not just a sale for him! He took me to a number of places, always fitting me into his schedule even at the very last minute or late at night. Not only was he incredibly helpful, but Aaron was also so fun to house hunt with and made the process really exciting, special and easy. He knew the market well, pointed out things in condos that I wasn’t noticing or didn’t think about (the good and the bad), and made sure I knew exactly what I was getting into in all of the places we visited. … I really really enjoyed working with Aaron because he was so invested in helping me find a place i really love, and made sure that i was happy and not just jumping into something. He was with me in every single step in the process, from visiting apartments, to talking to brokers, to the inspection and closing. He addressed all my concerns and was very reassuring during a scary process. He has also been in contact with me years after my closing – offering to help find roommates, or look as comps when I was considering purchasing another condo. Aaron was a huge asset in the home buying process and I wouldn’t have wanted to do it with anyone else. He made it easy and exciting and I knew he really wanted to do right by me! He was so easy to work with and I always felt like i was at the top of his priority list! He was cheerful, and sweet, and knowledgeable and i really feel like i came out of this process with a great condo and a new friend. I really wouldn’t have been able to do any of it without his help!
I had a great experience working with Aaron... Aaron was extremely easy to work with--available whenever I needed him (nights, weekends, etc.), and always willing to accommodate my schedule (and answer my dumb questions). He was knowledgeable about the area, honest about the properties we looked at, and I really trusted his opinion and felt that he was always looking out for my best interest. We saw a lot of great properties, and although there were multiple interested buyers, I ended up with my first choice, which I attribute to Aaron's integrity, reliability, and genuine interest in helping people find their ideal home.
Michael is a kind, honest real estate professional whom I strongly recommend. Within twenty-four hours of meeting Michael my offer to purchase a home in Somerville, MA was accepted. Thereafter and throughout the entire transaction, Michael provided prompt, useful and complete service; he made the entire transaction as easy as possible for me. Michael is reliable, had great answers to my questions and introduced some useful ideas I had not considered myself. In sum, Michael is positive, added value to the transaction and I cannot imagine finding a better or more complete real estate professional.
I had a great experience buying my first condo with Michael... It took us a little while to find just the right place, but Michael never gave up, never asked me to compromise, and I couldn't be happier!
We had a fantastic experience … for our home purchase. I contacted them here on Zillow one evening and heard back from them by the next day. Our initial point of contact was with Aaron, who spoke with me for over half an hour, taking the time to ensure that he answered any questions that I had, and was very thorough in his explanations. We'd just been to an open house that morning for a property that we were interested in making an offer on, and he took time on his way to another appointment that afternoon to stop in and check it out. They walked us through the process of putting in the offer and did the majority of the legwork in paperwork completion. After this initial offer, we primarily worked with Michael, who showed us a few more houses, and assisted us with the offer process on the home we now own. During our walk through at the open house, Michael picked up on some things that we would not have thought to ask. When our offer was accepted by the sellers, Michael provided recommendations home inspection and real estate lawyers that they had worked with, and was present for the home inspection, making notes throughout the inspection, and then walking us through considerations for adjusting our offer based on the inspection findings. Michael was present for our final walk through and closing as well. He was a primary contact point for the majority of the process, and saved us an immense amount of time by providing the knowledge and expertise of the process that we lacked as first time homebuyers. … my limited contact with Aaron was very helpful and pleasant, and Michael was very personable on top of being knowledgeable of the process.
Stop searching... THIS IS THE REALTY GROUP TO USE!!!! What a WONDERFUL and STRESS-LESS experience my wife and I had with Michael (Merullo), Aaron Peoples…Being new to the waters of the realty market, one can get quite overwhelmed with open houses, home listers, agents, mortgage brokers and the thousand questions you’ll have when looking for your home. Of course, this is expected, but when you have a team of professionals working for YOU the stress seems to diminish and the unfamiliar territory seems less perplexing. I mentioned “team” because that is exactly what they are. They work in concert with each other so effortlessly, constantly getting answers from one another while keeping you involved. In fact, Michael was ALWAYS available to us… Even outside of the conventional working timetable, often answering our crazy questions via texts/ email and any other platform one tends to use when communicating... In getting to know Michael we felt like more of a friend rather than a customer … It felt great going into open houses with Michael because you have confidence in knowing you have an experienced and caring realtor who is focused on your needs and concerns and not just the sale! Then of course there is the bonus of getting to spend time with him as well. Once you meet him you’ll love him. He was never overbearing or critical of our choices but was quick with sage counsel when solicited. When we found our home Michael … eased us through each step from offer to close with remarkable tact and a copious amount of positivity. Michael was exceptional in quelling our uneasiness during the bid offer (BTW – Michael got the seller to accept our initial offer price- and in this market, too). The jubilance my wife and I felt was matched directly by Michael’s sheer joy of us getting our dream home. This just proves how passionate and caring he is …. A thousand “THANK YOU’S!” …
The five stars are well deserved! The team…made my first home purchasing experience a breeze! I worked mostly with Michael who is just awesome …. Throughout the entire process and even after closing, the team has been available to answer any of my questions and always goes above and beyond! Thinking about the whole thing, I can't believe how easy it was to get through it and I am not a savvy real-estate person so I needed a lot of hands holding. I felt supported and it didn't matter whether someone was on vacation or not. I still have questions even after closing and I can just text, email or call. it is just that easy! Thank you all so much!
We had a great experience working with Michael of Merullo Peoples Team. With Michael’s help, we recently purchased land to build our home in Stoughton, MA. The deal involved a challenging negotiation and required tons of regulatory documents - the process was complex and sometimes tiresome. Michael was very patient throughout the entire process, providing appropriate guidance and taking necessary action to make sure the deal ended up to be successful. Michael was available to explain the details whenever we needed - promptly. Michael is very personable, friendly and has just the right balance of professionalism and friendliness. I will continue to recommend Michale.
We had a wonderful experience working with Michael, Aaron, and Joey in the purchase of a 2 bedroom condo in Cambridge. As first time home buyers, they skillfully guided us though the process, double checking whether choices along the way aligned with our goals and priorities. Highlights: - Secured the first home we bid on (our search and sale took less than 10 weeks!) - Michael's strategic guidance helped us draft the winning bid even as competitors offered more than we could afford - The team was consistently available to answer time sensitive questions in the weeks throughout the sale–made us feel like their priority - Provided excellent recommendations at our request for attorneys and inspectors All in all, this team lead us through an exceptionally smooth process. Would hire again and recommend to a close friend!
Michael Merullo was my realtor to buy my first home in Winthrop and I could not have had a better experience! He listened to my list of requirements and was thoughtful about making sure my new condo fit the lifestyle I was aiming for. He is knowledgeable about each aspect of the process (which is very helpful for a first-timer) and was swift and thorough with his communications. He truly finds joy in matching the right home to the right owner and is dependable in his attention to detail. He’s my realtor for life!
My wife and I were first time home buyers. We had a great experience with Michael and his team. We truly appreciate that they strive to make themselves always available when we need them, guide the process and make us informed, and most importantly help us own the final decision. Moreover, Aaron's comparative analysis was also very helpful in making the final offer. Overall, the team is wonderful and has excellent potential. We highly recommend them for home buying.
My wife and I recently purchased our first home with the help of Aaron Peoples … It was a great experience from start to finish and the amount of time and energy that they invested to guide us through the home buying process was remarkable. I really can't say enough good things about them. Overall, their knowledge and experience shines through and they are simple a pleasure to work with.
Michael and Aaron helped us purchase our first home and they were brilliant every step of the way. Michael spent a lot of time educating us on things to look out for in homes and his attention to detail and background knowledge is impeccable. On top of that, he has a great personality and responsiveness that made it very easy to work with. He guided us through every step of the purchasing process and answered endless questions from us, rode the emotional highs and lows with us as we put in offers and had to back out of a deal based on faulty construction, and ultimately got us into a home that we love within our budget. I couldn't recommend Michael and his team highly enough. They never ceased to go above and beyond with a smile on their faces. Combine that with their knowledge of the local Cambridge/Somerville/Watertown area, and you have an unstoppable team on your hands.
Michael was tremendously flexible and willing to help even despite the short turn-around. He was supportive every step of the process, from viewing listings and narrowing down the vast number of choices, providing suggestions and guidance as to what key things to look for, to viewing the apartments and asking key questions, to negotiating the price and reviewing the lease to ensure no irregularities. Michael really looks to build a relationship with his client rather than simply treating you as just another transaction. I would recommend him to any one looking to rent or buy a place in the area.
My wife and I were very fortunate to have Mike as our realtor. He was understanding to our needs and concerns as pet owners and was able to accommodate our limited time frame. Finding a place in three days was stressful , but Mike was able to make the process very enjoyable; he showed genuine interest in our lives and had a very positive attitude about our chances of finding a place in such a short amount time. He was very easy to talk to and was very knowledgeable about the areas that might work for us. He gracefully handled negotiations to finalize our contract with our property manager and also made sure that our needs were met and understood by our new property manager. We highly recommend Mike and had a great experience thanks to his professionalism and great sense of humor.
I've been very happy working with Michael Merullo who actually loves doing his job on a high level, efficient, listening, patient, fast and always available. Most of all I liked how he sees it as his mission and helps people turns their dreams into goals. He helped us with rent and to understand what we actually wanted. Now we're even thinking of buying an apartment with Merullo help. Big thanks and respect!
Michael and his team are wonderful! They always answered questions in a timely manner. Michael kept my roommates and I updated on each step in the lease process. We were able to secure a lease quickly thanks to Michael's timeliness, knowledge of the housing market, and professionalism. I would highly recommend Michael as a broker to my friends and family.