My Client Reviews
My wife and I were in the market for our first home, with a baby on the way. Lori made the complicated process of buying and closing seamless. She always took the time to give us the background that we needed to make the decisions that were right for us. She knows the local markets very well and gave us great advice, tailored for our needs and budget. Once we found a home, Lori worked tirelessly managing the communications with the attorneys, lending agents, home inspectors, and sellers' agent, to make sure that we remained on track to meet our goals. Today, we are happy first-time owners, and we have Lori Orchanian to thank for it!
I Highly recommend Lori, amazing personality, she very professional, very encouraging. Without Lori I do not think I would be able to purchase my house which I enjoy very much. Best of wishes to Lori.
My husband and I bought our first home in Belmont, MA. From start to finish Lori was incredibly responsive and her expertise on the process excellent, especially important to us as first time buyers. Lori showed us a variety of options and helped us weed through comparisons to make sure we landed on what we truly wanted and helped us through every step of the way. Thanks Lori for a great experience!
Moving to the Boston area from the Midwest, we were extremely fortunate to have Lori helping us to find a new home. She was kind, knowledgeable, and very hard working. We did not tour many houses with Lori, because of our pickiness and the tight inventory this year. Yet whenever there was a house we were curious about (from a drive by, online search, or her flagged listings), she would drive by without us even having to ask, and give us the scoop. She also got us walkthroughs of the houses we did want to see, on our restricted schedule and sometimes on very tight notice. Perhaps even more significantly, she never pressured us to rush our search or to consider houses that we could tell weren't going to be good fits. Ultimately, we ended up in our new home because of Lori's investigation of a listing that we did not even see in person (it sold before our planned visit the following weekend). Through her inquiries regarding that other house, she learned of a different home down the street that would soon be coming to market (but which was at least a few weeks away from listing). Lori's rapport with the sellers' agent helped us negotiate pre-listing (without having to compete with other buyers), and buy this extraordinary house (we've now been here about 3 months) in a picture-perfect neighborhood. Lori is a class act--a true expert at her profession. Very attentive, zealous, and thorough, yet with an easygoing charm that makes her a pleasure to work with.
Lori Orchanian is an amazing realtor, a true professional in every way, and I highly recommend her. FIVE STARS!! To give you a clearer picture, my husband and I are seniors. My husband will be eighty next year, and I just turned 70. We are residents of Massachusetts and always dreamed of settling down in warmer climates, mainly Florida. Just the thought of what it would take for us to achieve our dream created a lot of stress....could we successfully do it? Selling the house we lived in for over 35 years, clearing the unbelievable amount of clutter one collects, finding and then buying a property in Florida, packing and the actual moving...could we actually do this? Who is going to help us? This March through our Church, we were luckily introduced to two amazing ladies, Lori Orchanian in Boston and Ani Kojian in Florida. Both ladies, professional realtors, came with the highest recommendations by our congregation and they were absolutely right! Lori came into our lives like a fairy godmother...knowledgeable, kind, efficient and organized! She guided us in decluttering our house for two weeks before putting the house on the market. She personally directed her professional photographer to take beautiful photos from every angle inside and outside, and then developed an effective marketing strategy & plan. Clearly it worked! Lori managed to sell our property for a higher price than we hoped for, and within 2 days we had an executed contract! Amazing work! She guided us through all the paperwork, and every small detail, helping us to get ahead of every next step so that we wouldn't be overwhelmed! Her counterpart in Florida Ani Kojian who closely coordinated with Lori, rendered the same professional services with complete concierge service. By June 3 we were settled in our newly painted, furnished condominium without having to unpack one box. These two ladies, Lori Orchanian and Ani Kojian are an amazing duo! They made it possible for my husband and I to live our dream and enjoy the last chapter of our lives. We are forever grateful to Lori and Ani. Thank you ladies! God bless you both!
Thank you Lori for helping me buy a home in Cambridge. Your knowledge of the market helped me make a great decision to buy. Even as an experienced buyer, I still need words of wisdom at times.
Lori is fantastic. She helped us purchase our dream home, quickly, and from out of town. When I was in town, she efficiently worked to show me as many properties as possible that met our specifications. Her knowledge of the market helped the process to move smoothly and to achieve our desired results. We recommend Lori to all who are looking for homes in the Boston area.
Lori was very easy to work with. She and her colleague recommended a listing price which seemed quite high to us. Our house had an offer in less than two weeks for over the asking price!
She was very good. With in 1 month I needed to sell and buy my condo. She made it happen. She was so quick to respond and get the job done. She deserves the highest praise. I will definitely be referring my family and friends.
We loved working with Lori! In a competitive Cambridge market, she was able to help us find exactly what we were looking for in our first home. She developed a great relationship with the sellers that we met and helped us negotiate a custom-built kitchen, which was above and beyond what we were originally looking for. While we were originally anticipating a highly stressful process as first-time home buyers, we found Lori's responsiveness via text and email and her proactive advice all the way through our closing to be really thoughtful. For example, she joined us for multiple walkthroughs as construction was being completed in our kitchen to make sure everything was moving along quickly. We'd love to work with Lori again in the future and would definitely recommend her.
Lori is great! She is very professional and she knows the business inside and out. The home buying process can be complex, scary, stressful, and overwhelming at times, but Lori was able to guide us through, and made it a breeze! Our experience was very positive, from looking at prospective homes, to choosing a home that was right for us, to closing. We never felt pressured, and in the end we were very satisfied with the home we bought and with the guidance we got from Lori. Thank you!!
Lori was absolutely wonderful to work with. She is a professional on multiple dimensions and her expertise proved extremely valuable in securing our home and closing the deal!
Lori was absolutely fantastic to work with. She was knowledgeable, professional, and tenacious when it came to getting us the house we wanted for the price we wanted. Highly recommend!
We selected Lori based on her extensive knowledge of Waltham and more specifically her sales of other units within The Terraces. Lori came prepared with a comparative market analysis, was always on time for meetings and visits and made the entire selling process easy. We would highly recommend Lori to future buyers or sellers!
Lori was amazing from beginning to end! She is an immediate communicator, works very quickly, and is lovely to work with. Even after the purchase agreement she was in regular communication and helped us with recommendations for a host of other services because we were new to the area. This is our 3rd home purchase and Lori was by far the best agent we have ever had. Highly recommended!
I met Lori at an open house she was conducting, had a lovely, short conversation with her about what I was looking for, and a day later my email inbox was filled with 5 listings matching exactly what I had been searching for. A week later she put together a tour of homes and a week after that I had my dream home. She's level-headed, professional, knowledgeable, empathetic and a great listener. All things that are key to being a great real estate agent, imho! Also, this was my first home purchase and she had unending patience and the ability to explain things clearly without OVER simplifying. I'd recommend her hands down.
We had a great experience purchasing our first condo with Lori. She is very responsible in checking out each asset for us and is very patient in explaining the details. She is also quite flexible when we request a house visit at the last minute. The entire process has been very smooth and we appreciate her professional skills a lot. I would definitely recommend her, especially for first-time buyers.
When we approached Lori to help us look for a home, we were not quite ready to place an offer. Eventually, when we were ready, we found what we wanted quite quickly. The first house we bid on was competitive, but we won, and we were pleased with the result--Lori was on the ball the whole time. She then helped us negotiate the price down by $8,000 after the inspection. On the day we were to close on the place, we were actually quarantined because my wife had been in Europe as the COVID-19 epidemic began, so she helped facilitate this. Buying a house in this city is not easy, but we felt her expertise and pragmatism made everything much easier. Lori is a seasoned veteran of the Boston real estate community. She recommended a good lawyer as well.
Lori did an amazing job helping us as first time home buyers. She was able to connect us with a great mortgage broker and an amazing home inspector ! Without her there would have been issues with the purchase. She always made herself available to us all the time, gave great advice and was really responsive even though the holidays were around the corner. I never felt as though I was a second priority, I would highly recommend her.
- Condo Conversion specialist I own property in Cambridge, Belmont, Waltham, and Watertown so I am familiar with the streets and neighborhoods. Residential specialist in the areas of Belmont, Watertown, Waltham, Cambridge, Lexington, Arlington, Newton and surrounding areas Investment Property Specialist High End Luxury Property Specialist
My Credentials and Memberships
- License Real Estate Broker since 2002
- International President's Premier
- Relocation Certified
- eTeam Certified
- International Previews Luxury Property Specialist
- Certified Negotiations Specialist
- Accredited Buyer Representative
- Award Winning Realtor since 2004
- Certified Public Accountant