Lori A. Jurkowski • Kinlin Grover | COMPASS • 856 Main Street • Chatham, MA 02633 • Office: 508-945-1856 • Fax: 508-945-1872 • Cell: 508-360-8738

Client Testimonials

I promise to provide you with exceptional service, but don't just take my word for it! Here are some reviews from a number of my past Buyer and Seller clients:

From Trulia.com:  (User Rating: 5 out of 5 stars)

"Lori was by far the best real estate professional that we have ever had the pleasure to work with. She worked tirelessly over a three year period to find us just the right property for our needs. From the beginning she was friendly, reliable, prompt, easy to work with and above all honest. Her knowledge of Chatham and the surrounding areas was exemplary. Lori was well versed in the positives and negatives of all areas we explored and always on top of the market. Any questions we had from zoning, mill rates, property setbacks, progress of the Chatham sewer project, and local politics were quickly and accurately addressed. While all of these qualities make for a comfortable buying experience the fact that we were out of state made her qualities all the more important. Although we have successfully finished our search and closed on a property Lori continues to be available to lend assistance to any concern that arises. We not only call her a real estate professional we more importantly call her our first friend in Chatham." Jerry & Bette Sue G., Chatham

"Lori never quit when helping us find our new Chatham home. It was truly refreshing working with such a knowledgeable and professional right from the very beginning through the negotiations and to the closing! Her local knowledge saved so much time and effort for us by not driving to spots that would not fit our plans or desires. Thanks so much again!" - B. Whitney, North Chatham

"Having Lori as my Realtor was the Best thing to happen to me in 2013! She is not only a true professional who knows the Lower Cape market, she is the most energetic realtor you will ever have, dedicated to selling your home efficiently. Lori helped stage my home, store my unneeded furniture, arranged for a touch-up painter and always made sure I knew when buyers were coming to look at my home and she would phone me right afterwards to let me know it was OK to come home. Lori is so upbeat and full of positive energy. I wish I had been staying in the area so we could be friends, I like her that much. My home sold in one month. Lori was showing my home almost everyday. Her networking resources are outstanding. I just can't recommend her enough to you! You will be very lucky to have Lori as your Realtor." - Kathleen Ryan, Chatham

“Lori Jurkowski is the hardest working real estate agent we have ever met, or expect to meet. She has all the essential fundamentals - engaging, great communication, responsive, available, attention to detail, amazing perseverance. What makes her truly outstanding though is her work ethic. We looked to own a home in the Chatham, MA market for nine months. We adjusted our priorities as we went, and Lori adjusted with us. Of course this meant identifying a new set of options with each new priority, and Lori never failed. We owe the final successful bidding strategy to Lori, a product of her creativity and hard work. Lori is a superb choice for an agent. We'll use her again.”     – Dr. Gary & Fran F, Chatham

 “Gem of an agent. Excellent listening skills that translate into accurate showings for your wants and needs. Lori did a great job for us during the whole negotiation and closing process. Being from out of the area, we found Lori very helpful introducing us to other local professionals in areas of financing, insurance, and service contractors. Lori is well connected and serious about her work, and we continue to stay in touch to this day. We would not make another investment (buy or sell) without her on our side.” Gerry & Rick Nolin, Chatham & Orleans

“The most professional person we've ever dealt with. Lori is organized and answered all our questions - We felt like we were the only clients she had. What a gem Chatham and surrounding areas have to represent them!” Tina & Bob A., Chatham

“Lori was researched, interviewed and ultimately recommended to my husband and me by our realtor (top notch broker/owner) in Wellesley. As we'd expect after such a recommendation, Lori provided top notch service and was always willing to go the extra mile. She worked hard to match us with just the right house - a real gem. Lori kept the closing organized and on track with very professional service providers. She also set us up with all the right people to remodel the home following closing. I continue to call on Lori whenever I have a question concerning the Cape. She's very knowledgeable and always willing to help - with a smile.” – Mark & Ann J, Chatham

“Lori Jurkowski is really great! I highly recommend her for both buyers and sellers on the Cape. Lori does a beautiful job staging the house and consistently checks on it to make sure the property always looks pristine and attractive. She went above and beyond my expectations in arranging for minor updates and regular maintenance, and in drawing buyers to see the house. She's upbeat and positive and a joy to work with. Once the property was under contract, she helped ensure the sale went through smoothly and facilitated friendly negotiation between us and the buyers.My attorney even commented that she stood out among the realtors she has worked with on Cape Cod. I couldn't be more pleased with her service and the outcome of my sale.” – M.A. Gorman, South Chatham

“Lori was fabulous. She was friendly, responsive, honest, and understood exactly what I was looking for. She didn't try to talk me into anything, and didn't rush me. Since I purchased the house she continues to be helpful. I made a new friend in addition to having my first good experience with a realtor! I recommend her with no reservations.” – Maxine M., Orleans

Time after time, Lori went above and beyond my expectations. I was a long distance Seller and would have been "lost" without her hands-on service.” – Cheryl Newton, Chatham


From Yahoo.com:  (User Rating: 5 out of 5 stars)

 “Lori Jurkowski sold our home in Chatham approximately 3 years ago. We had listed our home with several other realtors prior to contacting Lori, but had no luck selling. Lori went above and beyond what other realtors do in order to procure a buyer. For example: she brought a ladder to our home, climbed up on the roof and took pictures of the water view our home would have if it had a 2nd floor. Lori is a hardworking professional who works full time as a realtor and gets results. Our home was sold within 6 mos. We would not hesitate to call upon Lori in the future if we have need for a real estate agent. She's the best!”     -  Mark & Jane Sherman., Chatham


From Zillow.com: (User Rating: 5 out of 5 stars)

"For the last year and a half we have worked with Lori looking for the "right" house for us in Chatham. Lori spent endless hours showing us close to 30 homes before we found the one that we felt was right for us. We always thought we knew Chatham, having vacationed there many times over the last 40 years, but Lori educated us on so much more from not only the plusses and minuses to each area, but the laws governing wetlands, conservation land, flood plains and building codes. By the time we saw our house we knew instantly we were making the right decision because of everything we had learned from Lori. Lori was always a true professional throughout the long hunt. She never wasted our time, showing us only houses that she thought were the right fit or a good investment. She would often point out drawbacks or reasons why she didn't think we should consider a certain house if she felt legally or structurally the house was not sound. Lori's energy, positive personality and constant conscientiousness were much appreciated and admired by both my husband and myself and Lori became a good friend as well as our valued broker. I would highly recommend Lori as a broker to anyone looking for a house in Chatham. Her knowledge, expertise, energy and personality far surpasses any broker we have worked with in the past. 
Thank you, Lori!" -
 John and Pat O'Toole, Westwood, Ma. & Chatham

"Lori was referred to us by friends who recently purchased in Chatham. They could not say enough good things about her and they were right! Lori is professional, friendly, knows the local real estate market and works non-stop until you find the right home and close. She does not disappear after the closing. She has called to see if we need any help with anything and has been a valuable resource in locating contractors. Lori is the Best!" - Rich & Diane W., Chatham

“We met Lori when we looked at one of her listings last fall. We did not buy then, but were very impressed with her knowledgeable and helpful approach to the buying process, so we contacted her again when we were ready to look some more. We found a house we loved. Lori was totally great throughout the buying process. No question was unimportant. She clearly works very hard for both the buyer and the seller. I would recommend her to anyone without reservation. If you need a fantastic realtor I can’t imagine anyone better! We look forward to many years with our family in our lovely Chatham home.” – Alice & Mike G, South Chatham

“Lori was very instrumental in the entire process of selling our parents’ home in Chatham. She took responsibility for the painting, staging, landscaping, listing and the most important detail, the sale! She handled herself professionally and without her help, trying to sell my parent’s house that they built and lived in for thirty years from San Francisco, would have been almost impossible. She handled all details, inspections, decisions and made our lives easy in a very emotional and long-distance transaction. Lori works long and hard for her customers and I would recommend without hesitation.” – John Ott, SFO

“We first met Lori around 2006/2007. We have been working with her ever since to find our dream vacation/retirement home. It took quite some time, but we just recently closed, and we couldn't be happier. Lori was always helpful, informative, and patient, and always had our best interests at heart. She has become over the years, a good friend, as well as trusted realtor. We would recommend Lori to anyone looking for a home in Chatham.” – Elaine & Bill A, Chatham

“Work with Lori. You can't do better and you won't be sorry. Real estate transactions require more than knowledge and advice, which Lori has in spades. Just as, or more importantly is responsiveness and follow through. Need her and she is there. If she says she will accomplish a task, you can bank on it being accomplished on time and on budget. Look no further.” Dr. Schwartz, Chatham

“Lori is fantastic! I've been fortunate enough to have bought/sold a half-dozen homes in my lifetime and Lori is, hands down, the best agent I've worked with. She represented me as a buyer's broker and couldn't have been better. She's proactive, works incredibly hard, is thorough, and isn't worried about ruffling a few feathers in order to represent her client's best interest. She handles even the smallest request with gusto, always delivering more information than one would expect. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to a friend and will use her again if the opportunity arises. Thanks Lori! – Shannon & Michele, Orleans

”Lori Jurkowski, is a fantastic realtor. She helped us sell our home in Chatham in record time. Her advice on staging our home and getting it "move in" ready proved to be invaluable. She helped us with all aspects of getting the house sale ready, from staging to being available to letting workers in. The house sold, and we are now settled in our new abode, and very pleased! If you are looking for a new home on Cape Cod, Lori Jurkowski provides the best most professional service. You will not be disappointed” – Dr. Klein, Chatham

In one of the toughest real estate markets in many years, Lori provided dedicated, detail-oriented service and creative marketing expertise that yielded several offers and ultimately got our vacation home sold. Her passion for her job sets her apart. She represented our home like it was her own and treated us like partners in the process. She understands the market and was there for us every step of the way.” Julie & Roger V, West Chatham

My husband and I purchased a home in Chatham and used Lori as our agent. She was terrific. Always professional and available. She quickly figured out what our needs were and lead us through the whole process. She was honest and never pushy! We felt she was a true advocate for us from start to finish. After we purchased the home she was equally helpful with expediting the process and making sure that everything was perfect when we moved in. Lori has stayed in touch and is someone we know we will keep a relationship with. Highly recommended!!!!” - Kathleen & Tom, South Chatham

“We hit the jackpot when we met Lori. My husband & I had been looking for a home on the Cape starting about 10 years ago. In 2003, we put our search on hold due to illness. Last summer, we rented in Chatham, MA specifically to find a summer residence. Without contacting previous realtors, I happened to stop in at a local open house (one of Lori's listings) near a beach we preferred. That July 4th weekend, we began a special relationship with Lori.
Tirelessly, she worked with us scoping the Chatham beach areas. When we didn't find something, she sent special notices to neighbors about our search. We spoke to her daily -- a great deal of the search was initially between she and my husband. Then, when something was really interesting, we all went to have a look. We did all of this in between visits with family . . . not an easy task! At summer's end, we had 3 homes we were toying with. We ended up negotiating the best place long distance from the southwest! Lori helped us with the perfect ending. She recommended and secured all of the following: 1) a builder for renovations; 2) an attorney for the closing 3) insurance agent for our home. We closed on new home just before Christmas 2010. You won't find a more personable & gifted realtor.” –
Cindy and Lou P, South Chatham

“Although Lori was not our realtor and was representing the seller, both prior to and after the sale she made herself available to answer any of our questions. She was very well prepared and communicated a comfort level that was reassuring to us. Because we were new homeowners and unfamiliar with the heating/air-conditioning specifics of our condo, Lori volunteered to check the house to make sure that the a/c was properly set while we were away in NY. Also, amazingly, because we were not able to get to the Cape to prepare for a predicted Storm, Lori went to the house and brought the patio furniture into the garage. Also, she was invaluable in offering names of local contacts e.g. a terrific locksmith and local restaurants. She represents the best of her profession and my husband and I would recommend her without any reservation, to friends looking to buy on the Cape.”  -Brigid and Ed K., Chatham

From the Chatham Chamber of Commerce website:

“Lori helped my wife and me purchase an investment property in Chatham. She quickly determined what we liked and just as importantly what we did not like so that we could efficiently look at relevant properties. Lori also was effective at helping us to present offers to potential Sellers in attractive ways that met our objectives. Ultimately we were able to purchase a home at a great price that met our needs. She also followed through after the sale with recommendations on a contractor to help with some updates we wanted to make to the property. Overall an outstanding experience, we will use Lori again!” - Steve & Shauna K.,Chatham

 “Lori Jurkowski is a truly remarkable real estate agent, and my wife and I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. She helped us buy our house in Chatham, and I am still surprised at how well the whole process went. I have bought and sold several houses during the course of my adulthood, and working with Lori was the first time that I had complete confidence that our agent REALLY represented our interests, REALLY made the process as smooth as possible, and REALLY helped us to get exactly what we wanted. Lori's skill, ethics, and demeanor actually made the process of buying our home a celebration, rather than an ordeal to be survived (which is the way home purchases have felt in the past). Each potential sticking point in our transaction (negotiating the price, dealing with the several complications that were discovered during the inspections, etc.) were met without much fuss or mystery, were resolved quickly, and were resolved without any effort or much worry on our part. And we were completely satisfied with the results to our complete satisfaction. Lori attended to every detail...a rare thing in her business. It is hard to describe how different this experience was from other major purchases I have made; it was so much better, it is hard to find the words that really capture it! Suffice to say that I would recommend Lori to everyone I know, and would use her again in a heartbeat. It is not frivolous, nor is it an exaggeration to say that "she is the best". She IS the best” -  Rich & Rose A., Chatham


From Superpages.com: (User Rating: 5 out of 5 stars)

“We have had the good fortune to work with Lori Jurkowski on a real estate transaction. The negotiations were handled in a timely and professional manner. Throughout the process Lori kept us fully informed about all details under discussion and she did a wonderful job of looking after our best interests. We are completely satisfied with all aspects of the transaction.”  - Joe and Susan B., Brewster

From Linked-In.com:

 “Lori is a great person and a terrific resource for anyone looking to purchase a vacation home or an investment property in the Cape Cod area. I highly recommend Lori. She has assisted me on several occasions and the experience has always been a good one. No pressure, just honest, skilled service.” Brian & Jane Ann S., Harwich

”Lori is great to work with. We have worked with Lori both on purchases and sales of properties. She is very knowledgeable of the Cape Cod real estate market, is an effective marketer of properties using a wide range of media to achieve broad reach and she has been very effective even in the difficult market of the past few years. She took the time to understand our needs in order to better match properties she presented us for review and, time and time again, has gone the extra mile to help make sure transactions go through.” Joseph & Donna S., Chatham & Harwich Port

 “Lori Jurkowski is a five star realtor! She's very energetic, has local knowledge, and is always ready to help. Lori was the best real estate agent that we have ever worked with! She's professional and trustworthy. Lori truly made the home buying process very easy! She was there to help before and after the closing. Lori will not only be your realtor but will become your friend. We highly recommend her and would definitely use her again!”  -  Debbie & Jim A., North Chatham

In my 19 years as a Vice President of the 47th largest real estate company in the nation, I have trained, known and worked with countless real estate agents. To say “all agents are not equal” is a fantastic understatement. Working diligently with the utmost integrity, Lori managed to create competitive situations between several buyers that produced a timely contract on my parent's property, at a price other agents said we would never achieve. As I told Lori repeatedly: she is a case study in how a “Seller’s Agent” should perform. Lori Jurkowski comes with my highest recommendation.” - Peter McGarry

“Lori sold our vacation home in a declining real estate market with competing bids. She was creative, energetic, thorough, and committed to selling our home. She used every channel available to find and pursue leads. Lori was involved with the sale and post-sale of our property. I would have full confidence that Lori could sell your home in this market.”  - June & Leo C, Chatham

“Lori was a joy to work with, always trying to make our transaction as successful as possible. She conducted herself professionally and responsibly at all times. She was always reliable, personable, and easy to work with. I whole heartedly look forward to working with Lori in the future.”  -  Tim & Kate T., Chatham


From Kinlin Grover Follow-up Surveys:

Ms. Jurkowski is by far the most professional, personable, knowledgeable and helpful real estate person I have ever had the PLEASURE of working with. Smart and savvy, she worked diligently and tirelessly to ascertain exactly what we were looking for, and find it! Every moment of working with her from start to finish (and post-closing) could not have been better. We felt certain that not only was she committed to working for us and making us happy, but also that she would not rest unless she had completed her mission of finding us the perfect property; aiding in the negotiations, overseeing all aspects of the sale and turnover of the house that we could not be there for (we are out of state), AND getting us comfortably settled. She has a wealth of knowledge about the community, and continues to be available for questions and concerns weeks after closing. I am not overstating it when I say she is a gem in the Cape’s real estate community. We were so lucky to have found and worked with her! -  Christine Mink, Chatham

“Lori Jurkowski is an outstanding Real Estate Agent. We have bought and sold 7 homes and Lori is the best agent we have ever worked with.”     -  Ernie & Barbara S, Chatham

“Lori provided impeccable representation throughout the purchase transaction. I had previous experience in the same town with another agent from a different office that was a total disaster. Lori was completely the opposite in every way, as were all of her staff. She was extremely knowledgeable and very professional, as well as patient. She always knew the answers to my questions or immediately found the answer. Lori definitely knows her stuff and eagerly promoted my position. She’s tireless and always available. She is brilliant at presentation, always understood my needs and seemed to be on the job 24 hours a day. Lori has now bought and sold residential property for me and I wouldn’t want anyone else handling my real estate business. It’s my pleasure to give her the very highest recommendation.” – Margaret F & Carol S, Chatham
"Over a long  lifetime I have purchased and sold many houses, but I have never encountered a more competent, effective and helpful real estate agent than Lori Jurkowski who handled my recent purchase of a house in Chatham, Massachusetts. When I first met her, among other things she gave me a written Kinlin Grover commitment ,signed by her, which stated: “I give you my commitment to provide you with quality, customized service that meets your needs. I promise to keep in touch with you and deliver the level of service you want---and relieve the stress of buying or selling a home. You may contact me at any time for additional information or with questions or concerns.  I commit to you that I will always endeavor to deliver the caring service that you deserve.”  Being a natural cynic, I viewed it as so much well intentioned hype, but in fact that is exactly what she did.  As it turned out the negotiation and purchase was more complicated than expected because I was living overseas, and Lori’s assistance and advice along the way to a successful conclusion was invaluable.  In addition, her after-purchase follow through has been exceptional, and indeed, she has been available day or night for all my queries, large and small, making my moving in and getting settled so much easier. Most importantly, throughout the entire process I always felt she had my interests at heart. I would unreservedly recommend Lori Jurkowski to anyone contemplating buying or selling a property on Cape Cod." - Coleman Nee, Chatham & United Kingdom
“THE best agent I’ve experienced in over 25 deals!!!”Michael B, Bison Investment Co, Chatham
“Lori is not the typical salesperson / agent. She really goes out of her way, works very hard, and cares! Great experience”.– Diane K, Chatham
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