Testimonials from Clients about Working with Thrive Real Estate Specialists

Thank you to all of our wonderful clients who took the time to leave us a testimonial or review!


After we sat down with Maribeth and went over her recommended approach, we cancelled our other realtor appointments. Her down to earth friendly demeanor coupled with her recommendations sealed the deal.

Over the past 56 years we have bought and sold 4 houses. Maribeth is the best we have worked with. Five star performance. Her constant concern for our welfare was exceptional. At our advanced age, that was welcomed.

I have always admired excellence by someone doing their job. Maribeth certainly exhibited this and we would recommend her to anyone needing to sell their homes.
Peg and Ron Tumeinski Shrewsbury, MA.


I can’t thank you enough for all that you provided for the successful sale of my property.

You always: LISTENED to my thoughts, ideas, needs. I never felt minimized, but rather an integral part of the process

You always: SHARED your background, experience and knowledge, which let me know that I was in capable hands.

You always : HAD UNSTINTING ENERGY & ENTHUSIASM starting with an open house within a few days of the listing and ending with a successful completion. This despite a midway glitch, which you helped to smooth over.

You were always: OPEN & CLEAR about the legal and contractual components of our relationship and the issues involved in listing and selling.

You always: Had good, experienced and reasonably priced contacts from lovely Annette who helped stage the house;to the trash removal fellow; to the electrician who hung the light; to the firm who fixed the, AC.

I could not have asked for more or better. Thank you for everything

– Judith Hickey.


Maribeth explained her plan for selling the property. She wanted my input and still allowed me to be in control. She placed the property on the market Friday afternoon with great pictures and descriptions.

The open house was on Sunday and there was a lot of traffic. Monday we had multiple offers. She helped navigate me through them.

Maribeth understood the emotional aspect of selling the property along with the practical side of obtaining a good offer. She helped get me motivated to finish cleaning out the house in order to get the house on the market and sell it quickly. She was extremely accurate with her market analysis and figuring out the selling price. The whole time she was explaining the process and what you can expect. She always seemed to be 2 steps ahead. She was definitely correct in real estate is a roller coaster ride!

In our first meeting, Maribeth conveyed her experience in the area and knowledge of real estate in our conversation. She explained in general how the process works and ideas on what and how to get the house ready. She was very easy to discuss ideas and thoughts which made her stand out as a great Realtor.

Chris, Northborough MA

“Maribeth was a our agent on an out-of-state relocation and home purchase. She was top notch when it came to walking us through the local area, neighborhoods and market developments as they occurred. She lined up numerous properties for us to visit and took care to listen to our opinion at each one as we toured the town together. We had a single day to find a home, make an offer and negotiate a deal. With Maribeth’s help…done!
She was our eyes and hands during the financing process, taking care to oversee inspections, radon testing and even a last minute scramble to provide independent pricing information to our bank when the driveway couldn’t be paved after winter weather played havoc with getting the outside work completed. Everything was handled with the utmost professionalism and care, and in the process, we made a connection with someone whom we consider to have given us our first, and best impression when it came to moving to our new town.”

Robin and Karl, Shrewsbury

“Maribeth was such a pleasure to work with. She was knowledgible, professional, informative and she was there for us when we needed her! Our whole experience was amazing! We had 10 offers on our home and had a bidding war with the top 3! We would highly recommend Maribeth!!”

Joann and Ron, Shrewsbury

“Maribeth helped my girlfriend and I find and purchase our first home. Her years of experience really made the process easy for us. She is very trustworthy and knows the market extremely well. She talked us through each step in the home buying process and let us know what to expect. I would highly recommend Maribeth for any real estate needs.”

-Patrick, Shrewsbury

“Maribeth was a godsend when it came to helping us navigate the process in buying a home. Not only was she knowledgeable, she took the initiative to help us get set up with the service providers we needed throughout the process. She has the most amazing contacts, from home inspectors to real estate attorneys, all of whom stepped up to help us. Additionally, Maribeth is a master negotiator and an all around wonderful person. If you want to buy or sell a home, call Maribeth, you won’t be disappointed.”

Heather, Shrewsbury

“Maribeth came HIGHLY recommended to me when searching for someone to help me purchase my first home. She is all of the wonderful things I have heard from so many people and MUCH more. She has made my house hunting and purchasing process fun, exciting and memorable. Maribeth is honest, trustworthy, knowledgeable, organized and most of all a delight to be around! Maribeth is an amazing listener. She took the time to really get to know me and what was important to me in a home. She not only knew how to find the perfect home, she knew how to find the perfect home for me! I cannot say enough positive things about Maribeth and my first home buying experience with her!!”

-Caroline, Shrewsbury

“Maribeth helped us find a house in Shrewsbury in six weeks. We developed a mutual trust during the typically stressful process of house hunting and became friends afterwards. First time we met, she gave a nice tour of the neighborhoods including the schools, parks, libraries, YMCA, shopping centers, and Wegmans (knowing we are from upstate New York). Since she has been actively involved in local activities over many years, Maribeth has intimate local knowledge. She explained the pros and cons of the adjacent towns which helped us narrowing down our search. Her local connections put us in the front when a property of interest comes up. She is very responsive, i.e., following through the same day most of the times. Tech savvy to use state-of-art electronic tools i.e., document signing etc, to less burden on time and effort involved and efficient – important for fast-moving market. Detailed knowledge and sense of local market. Excellent negotiation skills. Willing to walk the extra mile to ease the concerns large and small. We really enjoyed working Maribeth and believe you will too!”

-Bei and Zhiqiang

“Maribeth exudes positive energy and a can-do attitude. She brings a sense of comfort and confidence when she’s helping you sell your home or helping you find and buy another. I was downsizing and had particular needs for a new house in a limited market. She not only sold my home in a week, she was instrumental in finding the home of my dreams. I really didn’t think it was possible. Maribeth is extremely inituitive and an active listener. This makes her expert at knowing what her clients are looking for even when they don’t! She is tireless, good-natured, and dependable. I really appreciated how available she was to me at all times and always had the right answer and advice. I highly recommend her!”

-Lisa, Shrewsbury

“Maribeth is very reassuring, patient, and works well with new home buyers. She works especially well with individuals who aren’t sure what they are looking for and does her best to find what you would like in your price range.”

-Michelle, Boylston

“Maribeth is highly proficient, positive & enthusiastic along with being very responsive. Maribeth assisted us in finding a new home along with finding professional tenants for our previous property which to date has run very smotth. We are locals so didnt really need too much local knowldge advice but I assure you, if you need it MB has it being a local resident herself. We viewed many properties which were arranged at short notice to suit our timescales. The negotiation was smooth, I’ll not know how good until we see appreciation in the market but overall very good and we feel the investment we made should prove us well in the future. We would definately recommend her & use her again for realtor services. A true professional who’s an ambassador to her trade.”

-Ian and Dawn, Shrewsbury

“Maribeth was an excellent agent. I couldn’t have asked for anything more from her. She is extremely knowledeable about Shrewsbury and the surrounding towns. She was always extremely responisve and was also great when it came to negotiating an offer on my home. I *HIGHLY* recommend her.”

-Rocio and David, Shrewsbury

“Maribeth has helped me buy and sell a place, The purchase went smoothly, Maribeth took care of EVERY detail as I had a busy career of my own. She was outstanding in all aspects of her job. She went above and beyond her role as realtor by researching and answering my questions about some things not even related to her job. Some professionals would have said “that is not part of my job” but Maribeth NEVER said no to any request I had, no matter how big or small. She is on top of all recent developments in the marketplace and is the best resource I’ve worked with in any real estate transaction I’ve had.

I bought on the low end of the market in 2011 and she gave me the same attention I would have gotten had I been purchasing a multimillion dollar home. I am disabled and not always the easiest person to work with, but she never denied a request or suggestion. Her best asset is that she LISTENS and shows you exactly what you want to see, nothing more. I have had realtors try to talk me into higher priced homes in which I had the money, but no interest. Maribeth kept to the parameters I specified which I greatly appreciated as my time is limited. Maribeth made herself available nearly 24/7, promptly returning calls no matter how busy her schedule. If she could not accommodate my requests right away she always called and told me when she could get to my requests thereby managing my expectations effectively. She never said to me “I don’t know”, she said “I’ll look into that and get back to you”. She has excellent knowledge in all aspects of real estate and if she does not know something she WILL research it and give the correct answer.

Recently I sold the same place Maribeth sold me. She knows the market so well she priced the unit right on target and within 2 and a half weeks I had two offers. The first was a bit low and Maribeth said I will get you the price you want, and within two days she had negotiated to exactly what I told her I would accept, plus a bit more! I attribute the timing of the sale to her expert knowledge in pricing the unit appropriately! She told me her job was to get me what I wanted. She got me what I wanted AND THEN SOME ! She is a pleasure to work with, is organized, always knows the status of everything she has going on and again, treated me as if I were buying a multimillion dollar estate. She is 100% client oriented, and truly is happy when she has made a happy client. She performs her job with passion, not as something that will merely yield a paycheck.

I am moving out of state and know no realtors where I am going, and I plan to buy. My only regret about Maribeth is that I cannot take her with me in my suitcase to work with on my next purchase.

I can’t speak highly enough about Maribeth. I used to view realtors as sales people, however my experience with Maribeth has changed my view. She is beyond a salesperson, she is an expert consultant. She maintains high professional standards and is in the business of making people happy, not selling homes. And she does it all, no matter how stressful it can get, with a smile on her face a all times. She is a delight to have on your side!

I am a tough critic, having spent years in the corporate world. There are not many people in any field who possess the professionalism, determination, enthusiasm and competence of Maribeth Lynch!”

-Jody, Shrewsbury

“I found working with Maribeth a joy and feel like she’s there to help me during every step of the processes. She emanates a sense of trust-worthiness that makes you feel very secure during what is without a doubt a very involved process. She has incredible attention to detail, excellent follow-through, and is extremely kind and personable. It was a real pleasure to work with someone whose primary interest was to find us what we wanted, rather than trying to get us into something that was easy. Maribeth is a true professional in every sense of the word, and puts her clients’ interests far above her own. I would be very happy to give Maribeth my highest recommendation for anyone desiring to buy a property.”

-Meg and Tom, Shrewsbury

“When we decided to sell our Shrewsbury home, one of the best things that happened to us was that we landed in the able hands of Maribeth Lynch. She gave us great advice (which we followed to a tee) about what to do — and, just as importantly, what NOT to do — to get the house looking its best before we put it on the market. She gave us a solid reasoning for pricing the house as she did. And when we received an offer that was lower than what we had hoped for, she gave us the numbers we needed to help us make an informed decision about how to respond. We wholeheartedly recommend Maribeth. She is competent, and an all around great person to boot.”

-Carmichaels, Shrewsbury

“I have used Maribeth to buy and rent my Northborough homes numerous times. She is responsive, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with. Over the past two months, Maribeth rented my apartments in less than a week after giving her the listings. I highly recommend Maribeth and look forward to working with her in the near future.”

-James, Northborough

“Maribeth was the ultimate professional and at the same time compassionate and attentive to my needs as a home buyer. Maribeth was a friend throughout the entire process and was constantly looking out for my best interests.”

-Lori, Ashland

“Maribeth is high-energy, focused, and creative to bring forward prospective home buyers. She is budget minded in recommendations to prep a home for sale. She is well connected with industry-related professionals to make every step of the journey a complete transaction, including contractors, home stagers, and attorneys.”

-Wayne and Barbara, Princeton

“Maribeth has a strong passion for the real estate market and the communities she lives and works within. She has excellent follow-up practices, communicates extremely well, has an incredible ability and strong networking ability. She actively involved, whether be her personal passion in life or her professional passions – she delivers results, has pride and confidence it what she does, and a positive “make it happen” person with style! She gets the job done, sold our home and helped us purchase another! Thank you.”

-John and Ginger, Shrewsbury

“Selling a home ranks right up there with going to the Dentist (Sorry Doc).  The process was not one my wife and I were really psyched about.  We had been warned about the shark Realtors out there, and we interviewed 3 agents and frankly were not very nice.  Maribeth was the only one who, from the start, made us feel like our business mattered to her.  She gave us advice that was not always easy to take, but we follow her lead because we developed a trust in her.  She was accessible, on top of every detail and protected our interest when it came to a very difficult negotiation.  While we did not get exactly what we had hoped for, we realized in the end that our expectations were a bit overinflated. Thinking back on it, Maribeth told us just that, but in a nice way. She is a walking advertisement for Shrewsbury, she lives in town and has raised her kids in town.  There isn’t much she doesn’t know about Shrewsbury and Real Estate.  We should mention, she should have been a counselor in another life, she is an active listener, motivated to deliver excellent service to her clients and very likable.  We will miss our hourly conversations with her–but I bet she won’t.”

The Ryan’s, Shrewsbury

“Maribeth, thanks for taking us on the most exciting, fun, scary and mysterious roller coaster ride ever.  The ups and downs you described to us at our first meeting were spot on.  But, we always felt safe and secure with your guidance and experience leading the way.  We could have done without the jerky seller and the bad home inspector, but we lived to tell the tale and are so amazingly happy in our new home.  Thank you!”

-Charlie and Barbara, Shrewsbury

“Maribeth was absolutely delightful to work with. She not only sold our home, she also helped us buy our current home. She is diligent in her work, very thorough and was easily reached when any questions we had surfaced. She also has multiple contacts for any additional services you might need, including painting, lawn care and cleaning services. Maribeth has a outstanding personality and instantly became not only our real estate guide, but a great new friend! We would enthusiastically recommend her to anyone considering buying or selling a home.”

-Patty and John, Shrewsbury

“Maribeth is the best realtor you will ever find. She found us a house & sold our house in 1 day.”

-John, Shrewsbury

“We had the pleasure of having Maribeth guide us through the process of selling our home. Maribeth has a very pleasant demeanor and immediately put us at ease with the process. We found her to be extremely secure and responsive when we asked her about her skill set and record in selling homes in our area in the recent past. Maribeth gave us an excellent set of references all of whom had nothing but high praise for her. As a delightful surprise, even other agents in our locality, her competitors, had only good things to say about Maribeth. As first time sellers, we found her no nonsense attitude and forthright approach while giving suggestions to be extremely helpful. Maribeth has a wonderful posse of assistants, attorneys, contractors and photographers who make the process seamless, especially her stager who made us fall in love with our own home once again once she had completed staging our home. Maribeth’s knowledge of local real estate proved to be invaluable with her price point suggestions and the fact that she asked us to list earlier in spring when the inventory was low. Our home sold, with multiple offers, within a day of our first open house. Post listing, Maribeth remained as responsive and helpful, until the sale closed. Maribeth expertly carved harmony and joy out of what is usually a stress ridden, complex period in anyone’s life. We recommend Maribeth, without hesitation, to future buyers and sellers.”

-Shweta & Sudarshan, Shrewsbury MA

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