Pam was a true pleasure to work with, and went well above and beyond the call of duty in looking after our interests. From search to offer to negotiation to acceptance to inspection to closing, she vastly exceeded even our highest expectations of what a real estate agent should be.
We are extremely grateful to her, and we would recommend her proudly and without hesitation to anyone looking to buy a home in the South Shore / Hingham area.
-Fred and Lindsay Bierwirth
Having decided to move from Washington DC after retiring, I needed an realtor who was willing to really listen and understand what I was looking for and who could guide me through the purchase process here in Mass. Pam fit the bill from beginning to end. She provided excellent advice at every step and masterfully handled negotiations to resolve issues that had not been disclosed when the property (a house that I fell in love with at first sight) was initially shown. She kept me fully informed and responded to my questions and requests with informed and thoughtful suggestions. She worked with all parties to ensure that settlement was on schedule, despite the complications. She continues to be a source of great advice on local resources. Pam is the best agent I have ever worked with. I would give six stars if I could. Thank you Pam.
We relocated to Boston from Atlanta, and Pam was exceptionally helpful in teaching us about the south shore and its different areas, as well as activities and schools for our kids. Her expertise, responsiveness, and patience throughout the home search process were invaluable in helping us find the right neighborhood and home to raise our family. We always knew we were in good hands with Pam and will recommend her to anyone. Thanks, Pam! - Kristen and Eric Autio
Pam Bates is absolutely the best real estate agent I've had. She worked harder than any agent I have ever seen to find the right buyers for my house, and to find a new house that would fit my needs now and into the future. Pam was professional and persistent, helping me to stay focused on my goals even when the process got tedious and I was ready to buy something less than ideal. Pam looked after my interests during every step of the process, and I highly recommend her as a real estate agent. - Sue Pett
Pam coordinated the listing and sale of our Hingham home with complete professionalism. We truly felt we were in the best of hands at all times. Of particular note was her organization and market knowledge... from the scheduling of showings and always thorough follow-up through the negotiation of the sales and the closing. Pam made the entire home sale experience a very positive one and we are grateful. -Alicia and Steve Bolze
Pam was an exceptional resource throughout the process. She understood my needs, provided ample information about the local market, showed complete integrity throughout the search and selection process by placing my needs first, and kept me well informed throughout the closing process. I have dealt with many real estate agents, and Pam is by far the best. I highly recommend her. - Carmen Sharp
Working with Pam to sell our house has been a fantastic experience. Our home went live on a holiday weekend but she still made arrangements to have 3 open houses. She is professional, knows the markets and was always readily available. We can't say enough good things about her. Highly recommended- Mark and Caitlin Armon
am successfully helped us move our family of four from Arlington to Hingham over the course of about 18 mos. We can truly say that, without Pam, we wouldn't be where we are today!
Pam introduced us to Hingham, toured us through and familiarized us with the town's many neighborhoods, and helped identify the best possible locations to meet our needs. She met with us many times to tour new homes and kept us updated as new properties were due to come on the market. Ultimately, through a connection with a local builder, Pam helped us find our 'dream home' in a fantastic neighborhood, and gracefully handled every detail of the transaction.
We have worked with many real-estate agents over the years, and my wife and I can confidently say that Pam is in a class of her own. We would gladly recommend her to anyone looking in the South Shore area. - Ryan and Kelly Hoppe
Pam has sold two of our homes in Hingham....and the frequency with which we have used her is testament to her abilities. She knows the Hingham market extremely well; more specifically, she has a strong grasp of the premium waterfront market as well. Pam is a great person (she is a dear friend of ours as well) and was a patient advisor throughout our (emotional) sales process. We could not be more pleased with our choice in using Pam as our agent, and highly recommend her. -Mike and Allie Christopher
Pam was fantastic: she was extremely knowledgeable about our market, very accommodating to our schedule, and from our first meeting she was dialed-in to our priorities. We were most impressed by her ability to maximize the value of our home during a dynamic period in the market. Other strengths included the listing presentation and helping us navigate & coordinate a very smooth closing. Lastly, it was a pleasure to work with Pam; her personality is just great! -Tanya and Steve Makris
We bought a house that Pam listed. All parties agreed that she would act as a dual agent and the purchase process went extremely well. This was not my first real estate transaction and I can say that Pam is easily the most competent, professional and friendly real estate agent I've worked with.
She was very effective and did everything on her part to make sure that the sale went smoothly and to everyone's satisfaction.
For all parts of the transaction Pam was always there personally to handle the details - coordinating schedules, dealing with the paperwork, being there for inspection and walkthrough, always keeping everyone in the loop and generally staying on top of things. She was always very helpful, responsive and easy to reach.
In addition to the purchase process itself Pam also went out of her way to help us become familiar with our new neighborhood. Local contractors, town regulations, places to grab a drink - she knew it all and was happy to share.
Overall, I think Pam is a terrific real estate agent and I would highly recommend her services to anyone considering buying or selling a home. -Mike and Shannon Kacherovich
We want to thank you very much for everything. The job you did selling our house could not have been better for us. The personal touches and the work you put into it all, were best in class. Thank you again and we wish you and yours a great New Year. -Beth and Randy Brashier
Pam has helped me both buy and sell multiple properties in the last couple of years. She always has local insight on what is coming on the market, current homebuyer trends, and property values.
She has been extremely responsive and is always happy to provide me with additional analysis when needed.
She is a great partner to have in the real estate world.- Patrick Blair, Harborview Development
We have bought and sold multiple homes in the past 20 years and have never had a better experience than we did purchasing our current home with Pam. She was very professional and at the same time a pleasure to work with. We never felt pressure to make a decision on buying at any time as we searched all the inventory in 3 towns and were becoming very frustrated as we were on a time constraint. There were a couple of homes that we would have considered that were adequate, not perfect but would have been fine. Pam discouraged us from making a decision to
Purchase a home that was located on a busy street. We weren't familiar with the town so as much as we pushed to buy and be done with the stress she wasn't going to let us make that mistake.
What had impressed us the most was Pam was more concerned about what was right for us than making a sale. She actually mentioned that maybe renting for a short time might allow time for more homes to come available. She could have actually lost our sale but she was willing to do that before allowing us to make a poor decision.
The longer we spent time with her it became more evident that her only goal was to do Her best work for us. Things worked out as she found us the best home with everything we were looking for. We would highly recommend Pam, she is the most honest realtor out there. - Cindy and Marc Cannon
Absolutely contact Pam. She could not have been more pleasant, helpful and organized. She was patient and assertive when necessary. Not pushy. Great follow through. Professional. The perfect realtor. - Ned and Kate Hentz
Pam helped us find the perfect house in Hingham. She knew the area very well and always had a good sense of new homes coming on the market that she thought we'd like. She was patient with us, listened to us and was very responsive when we needed her. I would highly recommend Pam!
Pam embodies the highest standards of professionalism and expertise. I have worked with many realtors over the years as my company has transferred me multiple times. Her depth of knowledge is incredible and she is super responsive and her integrity is 2nd to none. She really does put your best interests in mind. My wife loved a house and instead of getting the deal done she advised against it for some really good reasons and we ended up in a much better house several months later. - Josh Novak
My husband and I bought our first home in July 2016. We truly had the best experience working with Pam. She was responsive, attentive, patient, and had a thorough understanding of what we were looking for. We ended up with a great home and are so thankful to have worked with Pam during the process. We would highly recommend Pam to any buyers or sellers on the South Shore!- Kristin and Jason Blasik
Pam was great in every aspect. She was always looking out for us from start to finish and was so knowledgeable of the area. Highly recommend working with Pam!!!!- Pete and Hillary Hood
Pam was referred to us by our local agent as we were moving from Boston's MetroWest to the South Shore. Pam couldn't have been more responsive, flexible, and knowledgeable about the area and about the process. We would send her a list of homes we were interested in from Zillow, and she would send back a revised list with reasons not to look at some (flood plain, too small, not our style) and she was always spot on. We were in a bit of a time crunch, since our house had sold and we wanted to move during the early Summer to let our kids adjust before school started, and Pam perfectly balanced our priorities and the timeline. We ended up in the perfect home for us. We continue to call on her with referrals to contractors and for information about the area, and she responds quickly every time- way beyond the call of duty. We couldn't possibly give a higher rating.- Mike Pollastri
Pam sold our home for us in Hingham this summer in 5 days! We interviewed others, but selected Pam due to her professionalism and terrific marketing plan, which worked! She guided us through the entire process and we were very pleased with her advice in negotiating the sale price. She was always prompt in returning calls and kept us apprised of all showings, even though we were not living in the home at the time. She is friendly, energetic and knows the real estate market in Hingham. We would highly recommend Pam to others.
Pam is a breath of fresh air in suburban real estate. She is a smart, hard working numbers oriented person who understands the personal nuances of a home sale. We were very lucky to have Pam representing us on our recent transaction. She works in her clients best interests. We will be working with Pam again soon! - Sheila and Dan MacKeigan
Pam worked with us with our relocation from NJ to the Boston area. Throughout the process she was extremely responsive and flexible while was always working to keep our best interests first. I would absolutely recommend working with Pam to buy/sell your home.
After the recent sale of our home we are so pleased to have the opportunity to highly recommend Pam as an outstanding broker. She provided very personal attention such as taking great care to prepare our home for professional photographs when we listed it, and assisting with staging for the showings. She was extremely dedicated and made every attempt to personally do the showings and open houses. Communication was excellent and she gave us ample advance notice for showings as well as feedback afterward. Pam took the time to help us determine our future needs as well, and represented us as our agent with the purchase of our new home. Our experience could not have been better!- Prudie Allen
Working with Pam was fantastic. This was our first home and we were relatively new to the south shore area, so having someone as knowledgeable, experienced, and helpful as her was invaluable. As novice home buyers, we needed a little bit of hand holding through the process. Pam was happy to educate us, answering our questions while also pointing out the aspects of home buying that we would not have considered on our own. She has lived and worked in the area for many years, so she was also able to give us a good sense of the layout of the area while also alerting us to any laws or regulations unique to our town. She clearly has a strong network with other agents in the area and was flexible with her schedule so was able to get us in to see houses very quickly. She often responded to emails within minutes, which was great considering the speed with which houses seem to get snatched up in this competitive market. She skillfully and swiftly handled any negotiations that were needed. Perhaps most importantly, she's really nice! We could not have asked for a better agent and would highly recommend her!
-Kate and Brian Marcks
We have bought and sold with Pam several times, which is testament alone to her abilities and professionalism. She has a strong command of the market, particularly with regards to waterfront properties (which carry their own unique issues) and the various amenities of the town (schools, commute, family neighborhoods, etc). We remain very pleased with her knowledge of seller dynamics and how those dynamics play into fair market value. Her support doesn't end at closing, either, as she "checks in" on various open issues well after the deal, further highlighting her "client first" perspective. - Mike and Allie Christopher
Pam recently helped us purchase a new house in the south shore. She was very responsive and knowledgeable about the process. Her local recommendations have all been excellent. We would highly recommend Pam! - Dory and Todd Rubel
Pam was fantastic. Professional , caring, always responsive and made my moving experience so much easier than I had expected. She is a precious gift to her profession.- Gini Pomeroy
We were relocating to the south shore with limited local knowledge of the area. Pam is highly knowledgeable about the area and was able to help guide us throughout the process (including understanding schools, town facilities, parks, family-friendly neighborhoods, etc.). She is very professional and responsive but not at all "pushy" - she moved at our pace and was eager to help where ever needed. As first time home buyers, she was able to steer us away from certain properties and help us find a great home in a great neighborhood.- John and Molly Urquhart
Pam was incredible in helping us find our new home in the south shore. The time and energy she took to educate and familiarize us with the area, neighborhoods, schools and community resources was above and beyond. In looking at properties, Pam has extensive property knowledge and brings forth honest feedback on structural concerns and home value assessments. Pam also brings forth many connections both during and after the home buying process, whether it be lenders, lawyers, contractors, electricians, etc, and all have worked out wonderfully. She was clearly not in it just to make a sale, but to help us choose the home the was truly right for us. We would use her again in a heartbeat (but hopefullly won't be moving again for a LONG time!)- Ross and Megan Cidlowski
Simply the BEST. We had our home listed the previous year with someone else. It was night & day. Pam made it happen within a month. Had some difficult moments (caused by me). She was very patient & extremely professional. If my other properties were in Hingham, I would list every one with Pam. She knows how to make it happen. - John and Anna Kurian
Pam Bates met and exceeded all of our expectations as a realtor. We were new to Hingham and she went out of her way to drive us around the different neighborhoods so we could learn what was the best "fit" for our needs. Her experience helped us navigate what would otherwise be a very stressful process. She was calm and patient with ever evolving needs. She helped us navigate school systems and added constructive and helpful insights to homes we were considering. With her guidance--we purchased our dream home. Thank you to Pam for being so incredibly knowledgeable,available and helpful during the buying process!
Pam is beyond fantastic. A friend recommended Pam and we feel so lucky to have met her. We always felt like she was the smartest person in the room. She was very knowledgeable of the systems of the house, construction details, town regulations, and of course anything related to the listing. If there was something she didn't know the answer to, she would quickly do the research and find an answer for us. She always went above and beyond for us in every way she could. She helped us work through a very difficult buy and we ended up in a home we absolutely love. We hope and plan to keep in touch with Pam if we ever need to buy/sell again! - Max and Casey Smith
Best decision we made was hiring Pam to be our agent in our search. She is extremely knowledgeable about the area and took her time showing us around. She is very thorough, detailed oriented and thinks outside the box which helped throughout the process. We never doubted she had our best interest in mind. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a top agent in the area. -Carlos and Ada Cintron
I highly recommend Pam Bates to anyone hoping to buy or sell a home. She is a consummate professional in all aspects of the real estate market and goes far above and beyond her duty to assist both the buyers and sellers. I had a fair offer on my home within four days of listing that resulted in the sale of my property. Thank you Pam!
Pam is simply the best in this business. This was our second time working with her and she delivered. After a year of really selective searching and countless showings she managed to negotiate a deal where we were so far apart with the seller that no deal seemed possible.
We were extremely pleased with Pam's services and would recommend her in a heartbeat to any buyers or sellers on the South Shore. - Shannon Kacherovich
Pam was the listing agent of a home we found on Zillow and ended up buying with her help. This was our first purchase here in the US, so we needed quite a bit of handholding, and she did an amazing job walking us through every single step.
Pam was very responsive throughout the process, including the weekend and made the whole experience smooth. Highly recommended if you are interested in buying (or selling) in the area- Sandor and Anna Palfy
As a first time home buyer, I would highly recommend Pam! She made our first purchase such an enjoyable experience and she was happy to educate us on the buying process. She is so knowledgeable about the community and incredibly professional. Ultimately, it was all thanks to Pam that our offer was accepted with an escalation clause at her recommendation. Her connections from lenders to lawyers to home inspectors were all excellent. Pam made our home sweet home a reality in the beautiful sea-side town of Hingham, and walking distance to the ferry. - Julie Nickerson
Pamela Bates is the most exceptional realtor I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She truly went above and beyond the call of duty for us, truly taking the time to make sure we didn't just find any old home - that we found the right home for our needs. From every frantic email we sent to offering us her advice on paint colors - Pam was there every step of the way. Her industry knowledge and thoroughness are just some of what make her a gem of a find. We could not recommend her highly enough. -Mary Thames and Drew Pett
Pamela was wonderful to work with throughout the whole process in buying our home. She knows the market and is extremely professional. We highly recommend Pamela.- Erin and Ross Murphy
I highly recommend Pam Bates at Coldwell Banker. Her knowledge of the South Shore market, responsiveness, and warm and engaging personality were invaluable to our search for a residence in Hingham. Once we found the right place, Pam skillfully helped us through the transaction phase of the process. Pam is a true professional. - Tom Gravel
Pam's strong knowledge of the south shore real estate market helped us find the perfect home for our needs. She also helped us through a complicated a complicated closing process. Pam responded very quickly to any information request that we had. We highly recommend her for home buyers on the south shore. - Mike and Cindy Hess
Pam knows the local market very well and took the time to help us understand the process along the way. She goes the extra mile to keep the momentum, but is respectful of the fact that selling a house is a very stressful time for the sellers. She makes sound recommendations along the way and her attention to detail is excellent. We would most definitely use Pam for future real estate needs. - Anne and Charles Williams
Pam is thorough, knowledgeable, fair, positive and helpful. We are so happy with the results of working with her. We will recommend her to all of our friends and family. She put us at ease at every phase of the process. Great work. - Mark and Stephanie Minister
We have been blessed to have Pam involved in 2 recent real estate transactions for our family. Her insights into the Hingham area real estate market and community; her knowledge of the home buying process; ability to easily navigate any challenges that arise; and her immense network of resources after the home purchase are great assets and the reason we chose to work with Pam. - Carol and Stephen Yamartino
We have relocated several times for work purchasing a new house in each location and Pam is the most thorough, knowledgeable, and resourceful agent we have ever worked with. Pam is an expert in her region and diligent in her research. As our purchasing agent, Pam often knew more about the property, the grounds and the town codes than the listing agent. Not shy about getting her hands dirty, Pam insists on inspecting the entire property, pointing out both pros and cons of each home. Pam would follow up home searches by going to town hall for plot plans and to research work permits to confirm the listing details. Pam was a sounding board for us in a new community and a skilled negotiator. She arranged for landscapers/painters/contractors to visit homes during our visits to quote us for potential work before we made an offer. Best of all Pam was exceptionally patient - visiting multiple locations over many months without pressuring us. She wanted us to find the right home to fit our style, in the best neighborhood for our family. The south shore has a lot of realtors for a small enclave but if you are working with anyone but Pam you are simply not maximizing your home buying experience.- Caren and Ryan McGrath
We highly recommend Pam Bates of Coldwell Banker, Hingham. As newcomers to the area from Atlanta, GA due to a job change, we were unfamiliar with the South Shore and had no idea what community would best suit us. Pam really does sell a relationship with her clientele and she did just that with us from the very beginning. She tirelessly brought us to see many, many homes in each of the different communities along the South Shore and helped us to gain a better perspective of which community and type of home would suit us the best. She is thorough, professional, persistent and relentless in her pursuit of what is best for her client. She was an outstanding advocate for us throughout the purchase process, from negotiating the offer and inspection, to the appraisal and final sale. She is still an invaluable resource to us, offering recommendations and solutions to issues that have arisen now that we are in the home. If you are contemplating buying or selling a home, be sure to contact Pam Bates first. You will not be disappointed!!! - Megan and John Razzolini