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“Kathy, Ann Marie, and Pierre were wonderful to work with. We were first-time home buyers and new to the Newton area, and Kathy went above and beyond to give us a tour of Newton and its villages in an effort to help us narrow down our desired location. The team was incredibly knowledgeable about comps and general market activity and we never felt pressured by them to act too quickly or to overbid.

“They were incredibly honest during the offer process. It’s hard to imagine buying a home without such a knowledgeable and helpful team on our side!

“Moreover, even post-closing, they have been so gracious in providing recommendations for all sorts of homeowner-related items – from painters to closet installation to plumbing and general handyman services. They are incredible resources and really a full-service operation. They go the extra mile to make the entire home-buying process – from the start and through and beyond closing – as seamless as can be. Highly recommend Kathy, Ann Marie, and Pierre!”

-- Caroline and Adam R., March 2021

“Ann Marie and the Krongel-Paul Team are a joy to work with. They have deep market knowledge and are fair, honest, and creative. They are wonderful advocates and negotiators and have helped me achieve great outcomes as both buyer and seller in a number of transactions. And they are a pleasure to work with.”

-- P. P., December 2020

“Thanks to you all. In a sane world, we would be giving hugs, and opening a bottle of champagne, all with abundant appreciation!

"Thank you for the heavy lifting – handling the movers, the open permits, all the back and forth. Yes, we knew you were the ones to help us. You made this possible. The wire transfer just hit, so we feel like Yes, it’s champagne time.

“Take care during these troubling times.”

-- Steve and Laurie, October 2020


“I appreciated the work of each team member and, especially, the problem solving and positive attitude of Pierre in getting the job done.”

-- Carlo, August 2020

“My experience with Kathy, Ann Marie, and Pierre was pleasant and extremely gratifying. Selling your home can be stressful and exhausting but Hammond’s agents made me feel confident and minimized my concerns because of their professionalism and personal approach.”

-- Peter R., July 2020

“We were exceptionally fortunate to have the 5-Star services of The Hammond Team (Kathy Krongel, Ann Marie Paul and Pierre Johnsson). They organized a weekend open house and on Monday we accepted an offer (with no contingencies!) for more than the asking price. The closing took place one month later.  

“This is the most success that a seller could ask for. And then there were endless services that led up to this successful sale: house preparation advice (starting months before we signed a Realtor agreement), house staging, a significant and realistic asking price recommendation, extensive marketing (local, national and international), final clean-out assistance, smoke/CO detector inspection assistance, mover and attorney recommendations, necessary additional support during the unusual pandemic complications and much more. They are a remarkably capable, professional team.”

-- Jim and Marie A., April 2020

"We enthusiastically recommend the Krongel and Paul Team if you are considering selling your house! We sold our home during the pandemic quickly and for an excellent price. Their experience and knowledge guided us through the process of decluttering, cosmetic repairs and staging. They helped us every step of the way and made many suggestions that really made our house look great.

“Thank you Kathy, Pierre and Ann Marie!”

-- Gerry, April 2020

“I couldn’t be more pleased with the efforts and results of the Hammond Residential team in selling my house. Despite the logistical challenges of communicating across six item zones (as I had relocated overseas), Ann Marie, Kathy and Pierre did a wonderful job and the house sold and closed in weeks, at a price beyond what I thought was possible. Thanks and kudos!”

-- Michael C., February 2020  

“We’re very happy with the house and the whole process working with you two and Pierre. Thanks for everything!”

 -- John R., November 2019

“Ann Marie, Kathy and Pierre, Thank you! We truly believe we made the best decision in having you guys do the listing for us. We will happily be a referral to anyone! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication and we especially appreciate the extra effort you made.”

-- Charlotte D. and Greg L., November 2019

 “Thank you, Kathy, Ann Marie, and Pierre and the team for working so diligently with us. We appreciate the expertise, professionalism, and guidance that was provided throughout this process.”

-- Bryan and Allison L., October 2019

“My husband and I first met Pierre when the broker we had worked with several times over many years was away for a few days and we had time pressure to identify a property for purchase. After having a long-term and trusted relationship with the broker he was covering for, we were a little uneasy about starting with someone new. Pierre quickly won our confidence. He is knowledgeable not only about real estate but has a creative mind about renovations and solutions to sticky design issues. He served as a thought partner with my husband as we made decisions about purchase and renovations. Pierre was always flexible, good-natured and immediately responsive to emails.  We were out of the country for part of the buying process; he was incredibly helpful with all the details we could not attend to. In short, we highly recommend Pierre.”

-- Laura D., August 2018

"Pierre Johnsson is a highly skilled negotiator. I have worked in real estate investments for over 30 years and I have never seen such commitment and finesse in a negotiation. Pierre will literally do whatever it takes to get me the properties I am looking to acquire. He worked on both the acquisition and listing sides of my investments. Given his years of experience in renovation and rehab, Pierre has a particular skill with Scandinavian style and high-end design. Pierre’s background helped him to both anticipate my needs as a client and understand my process as a real estate investor. Pierre is truly a rising star in real estate and an ideal partner for any real estate investor.”

-- Olu, November 2017      

“I was a client of Pierre Johnsson. Working with Pierre, I greatly appreciated how he put his clients first. He focused explicitly on finding the right strategy to get us the right price and he coached us through the entire process. Pierre’s goal was to get us the best offer possible and he went the extra mile to get us there. I strongly recommend Pierre.”

-- Kathryn, June 2017

“I met Pierre at an open house he was hosting. His knowledge of the market and how to navigate it was impressive. He was well-versed with all of the current listings and potential solutions. We decided to work with Pierre and he promptly showed us all the types of houses we were looking for. He asked the right questions and was able to find the perfect house for us. Pierre was an excellent agent.”

-- Michael, April 2017