Dympna Atwell, a real estate agent with William Raveis, relishes how her business allows her to guide people through one of the most important decisions of their lives. “Generally, buying a home is the biggest investment they’ll make,” Atwell says, “and as we go through the process, sometimes over years with repeat clients, I get to watch the exciting transitions of families as they grow. I get a front-row seat to how their lives are changing.”
Atwell, a Hopkinton resident of 19 years, moved to town when her daughter was 3 months old. She previously worked in magazine publishing, sales and customer service, and she decided seven years ago to transition into real estate for an improved work-life balance. “With real estate, I was able to tap into my years of customer service and sales and use those skills to continue working directly with people to help them through the buying and selling process,” Atwell explains.
As a residential and commercial real estate agent licensed in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, Atwell is equipped to assist a wide swath of clients. She works primarily in Hopkinton, Holliston, Ashland, Upton, Southborough, Westborough and surrounding areas and is skilled at helping clients navigate the real estate market. Atwell has a particular interest in new construction, and she built a new home in Hopkinton four years ago with her husband.
“This is one of the strongest sellers’ markets we’ve seen in quite a while,” Atwell says. She notes the difficulty of staying motivated as a buyer amid aggressive competition or while feeling pressured into risky decisions like committing to a property without an inspection. “High prices, low inventory and a recent mortgage rate increase have had a cooling effect on the real estate market, but we are still a long way off from the pre-pandemic market,” Atwell says.
“Although sellers are really enjoying the fact that they are receiving quick, over-asking offers, there are a lot of buyers who cannot even get their foot in the door,” Atwell adds. “They are optimistic that a shift will allow for a more rational conversation with sellers in terms of things like home inspections and mortgage contingencies.”
Repeat clients are a testament to Atwell’s success thus far. “The best review you can get is for somebody to reach out after a number of years and ask you to help them again,” she says. “They remember that you did a really good job and were really happy. It’s also a huge compliment when clients refer you and encourage others to work with you.”
One Hopkinton client who worked with Atwell to purchase and sell a home for her 80-year-old mother shared the following review: “She was patient, professional and helped to make what could have been a stressful experience enjoyable and successful. We recommend working with Dympna in any capacity. She is the ultimate advocate for her clients!”
For more information, call or text Dympna Atwell at 508-397-5870 or email Dympna.Atwell@raveis.com.
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