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The Hammer Group

Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty
Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty

Client Testimonials

“We used Craig Hammer as a realtor when buying our first home. While he wasn’t as familiar with the area that we were looking he was very committed to doing research to ensure we were making the right choice. He was reliable and always there for us when we needed him to meet us at an open house or answer any questions. We couldn’t be more happy with his services and would highly recommend!”

Jaclyn & Kevin Miller

“I can’t speak highly enough about how wonderful Hammer Realty is! Both Craig and Fern were incredibly responsive and personable in all of our interactions. As important, they exhibited a level of professionalism and expertise that was exemplary. They marketed and sold my condo in one weekend! They then took care of all the ancillary details from recommending an attorney who was fantastic, to meeting with the inspectors and contractors. They dealt with all the condo documents, conversations with the buyers attorneys and broker, and the fire inspector while keeping me apprised and informed throughout the entire process.  I would definitely use them again if I were to sell or buy a house or condo! I would definitely HIGHLY recommend Hammer Residential to anyone who is looking to sell or buy their house or condo.”

Peter Gordon
Middle School Head
Brimmer and May School

“Thanks for hanging in there. You went over the top to see this deal through.
From all of us to you and Fern, well done!”

Sellers of Condo at Hampton Place, Newton

“Craig and Fern were outstanding advisors in the search for our new home. They really listened to us and understood what we were looking for in our next purchase. Their knowledge of the Newton community and housing market helped us negotiate a very fair deal. We are very grateful for Craig and Fern’s help in finding our home and highly recommend Hammer Residential.”

Chris N. Kontaridis
Principal | Transaction & Integration Services
Deloitte Tax LLP

“We are very happy that we used Craig Hammer as our broker to buy our first home. Craig showed great knowledge of the neighborhood and the current market. Being first time home buyers, he helped us throughout the whole process so that our purchase should go smoothly. The most important factor, in today’s hot and competitive market, Craig was able to negotiate for us a great price and to make sure our offer would be accepted. We probably would not have been able to get the house without Craig. Hammer Residential genuinely cared and was constantly searching to find us a suitable home.”

Sholom, Ber & Ita P.

“My wife and I were very happy with Craig and Fern’s help both in purchasing our beautiful new home and the sale of our previous home. Craig has a deep understanding of the Newton real estate market, trends, and the transaction process and ensured smooth sailing throughout. He and Fern are knowledgeable, responsive and efficient and we would work with them again and recommend their services without reservation.”

Roman and Abby Y.

“Hammer Residential did a great job in selling our house.  We discussed our desire to quickly sell the house at the highest possible price.  They provided excellent market analysis upon which we based the listing price.   The house was under agreement within a few weeks.  Craig and Fern provide personalized service throughout the process that made it easy for us from listing right to closing.  They know the Newton area well and I would strongly recommend them!”

Ted Tye
Managing Partner
National Development

“Working with Hammer Residential on two seperate  property experiences was a  professional and a very pleasant experience, Craig Hammers knowledge of Real Estate
and his advise was of great comfort to us as both a buyer and seller !”

Marty Seltzer

“Hammer Residential is a service orientated brokerage firm that specializes in finding house that fit buyer’s needs. They listen to you and don’t waste time showing you houses that don’t fit you criteria. The purchase process is very smooth as they walk you through step by step and make sure you understand all the documents you are signing. One of the strongest selling points for me was the unique relationships they have with the sellers and the ability to accommodate buyer’s requests for walk troughs and additional showings. I would recommend Hammer residential to anyone who is looking to purchase a new house.”


“Working with Craig Hammer of Hammer Residential was a very pleasant experience. We tried unsuccessfully for over a month to rent our property ourselves. Several realtors contacted us but with no result and very little follow-up. We called Craig on a Sunday morning. He toured the property on Monday and by Wednesday had shown it to eight prospective tenants. By Thursday, we had two rental applications in hand! Craig was thoughtful, knowledgeable and thorough. He took the stress out of the entire rental process. We would definitely use Hammer Residential again.”

Kathleen O.

“Craig Hammer of Hammer Residential found me the perfect home in Needham, Ma. He and his firm helped locate the property and negotiate my purchase flawlessly. They were a tremendous help in arranging for and pricing additional purchases after I closed on the property; such as shower doors, window treatments, custom closets, etc. I would recommend Hammer Residential without reservation.”

Dr. Alan Green

“I listed my Boston Waterfront condominium with Hammer Residential. In this tough market condition, Hammer brought me an offer which was very much below my asking price. My initial inclination was to not respond. Craig encouraged me to counter offer to keep the communications open. Reluctanly I did so thinking it was a waste of time because we were so far apart.”

“Somehow, Hammer negotiated back and forth on my behalf culminated in a sale that I was very happy with. Craig’s understanding of the negotiation process really helped to put this deal together. I would unconditionally recommend Hammer Residential either to sell my property or to act as a buyers agent”


William J. Fitzgerald
Chief Executive Officer
Universal Millenium



“Dealing with Hammer Residential was a fantastic experience. Their knowledge and assessment of the real estate market was right on – resulting in a quick sale of our property. Hammer provided a white glove service that far exceeded any other real estate company I have ever dealt with.”


David Elkinson


“My family enjoyed working with Craig in finding a condo for my mother who was moving back to Boston after many years of living out West. Craig was thorough, knowledgeable and well versed in all aspects of residential real estate while resisting aggressive tactics we found so objectionable in other agents. We heartily recommend Craig and would jump at the chance of working with him again.”

Steven Berns



“My husband and I live in Baltimore and our daughter is going to school in Boston. At first it seemed a long shot finding a safe, affordable place for her to live until we were introduced to Craig and his wife Fern through a mutual friend. All our contacts with Craig were over the phone and the Internet, but he made our search and the whole process seem smooth and effortless. Not living locally we did not know who to contact for the mortgage, inspection, lawyer and everything else that goes with buying property. Craig was always quick to respond with referrals and any guidance we needed along the way. He and Fern co-coordinated the entire process with our daughter and her aunt who was a first time home buyer herself. We would recommend Craig and his company to anyone who values prompt, personal service and needless to say our daughter is very happy and secure in her condo.”


Louis and Sheila Jackson
Baltimore, MD



“WOW! I can see why you and Omar get along…this is a Great assessment! I love your attention to are very thorough! We appreciate this effort!”

Raynya Simmons
Chicago, IL



“Dear Craig, As a follow up to our conversation earlier today, I would like to take this opportunity to tell you what a pleasure it has been working with you and your company. Your professionalism, diligence, efficiency, and attention to detail were bar none. Certainly, the transaction would not have come to fruition without your tireless efforts and I know that everyone was immensely happy and satisfied with you and Fern’s services throughout the transaction. I have been a real estate practitioner for over eight years and have closed thousands of real estate deals, and our transaction will stand out in my mind for the years to come as one that was the smoothest, happiest, and most satisfying closing. This would not have been possible without you and Fern and I commend you on a job well done.”


Ali Alavi, Esq.
Boston, MA


We are extremely happy with our decision. Thank you for all of your help and professionalism. We miss Fern! Give her our best.

Michael & Petra