Owner/Associate Broker | Manager
Julie Held, Co-Owner/Manager of Maple and Main Realty, has been a real estate agent for 27 years. She obtained a broker's license in 2010. For most of those years, Julie has been a top producer for Hampshire and Franklin Counties in Western Massachusetts. Julie holds a B.A. from Barnard College in New York City, and began selling real estate after working as a program director in the field of non-profit adult education for over ten years. She was born and raised in Cambridge, MA, and [...]
Julie Held, Co-Owner/Manager of Maple and Main Realty, has been a real estate agent for 27 years. She obtained a broker's license in 2010. For most of those years, Julie has been a top producer for Hampshire and Franklin Counties in Western Massachusetts. Julie holds a B.A. from Barnard College in New York City, and began selling real estate after working as a program director in the field of non-profit adult education for over ten years. She was born and raised in Cambridge, MA, and settled in the Northampton area over 20 years ago. Her husband, Tom Martin, is an artist and they have two sons.
Julie finds great satisfaction in working with her clients, many who have become friends over the years. She primarily works by referrals but welcomes new clients from other venues, including out of state buyers who want to settle in the area, just as she did. She understands that process well. She is a member of the Pioneer Valley Association of Realtors, Massachusetts Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. And in a different venue, is a member of her town's Cultural Council and past member of the Board of the Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity.
Many of her past clients have described her as hard working, empathic and professional.
- Maple and Main Realty
- 28 North Maple Street
- Florence, MA 01062
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I've worked with Julie Held both buying and selling a house. She's patient, professional and has a wealth of inside knowledge about the market and neighborhoods. Moreover, Julie makes what can be a stressful process easy and often fun. I never felt pushed to accept something I didn't like about a property, as I had felt in my work with previous agents. Julie stayed positive as we moved on to the next property. And on the selling side, Julie handled everything smoothly and [...]
Julie Held was an absolute joy to work with. It was a tough year and a tough market at the time I put my condo on the market. But, she was very positive about my place's potential, and I am happy she stayed by my side all the way. Thank you very much, Julie!
"From start to finish, Julie guided us in the process of selling our house. She was highly organized, reliable, responsive, positive, honest and savvy about the local market. She provided a clear and direct assessment of why our house hadn't sold the first time on the market (not easy feedback to receive but it was honest and served us well). She texted us with timely updates. Her decades of experience in the field provided useful access to resources such as carpenters, painters, smoke [...]
Julie Held was on our side throughout our transaction to purchase our first home. We were very impressed with knowledge and professionalism. Here are some of the highlights: - Quick to respond and easy to reach throughout a variety of communication mediums. - Very detailed knowledge of homes in our price range (250-350k) in our area; and what a given house should be worth. - A good listener. - Great negotiator. Helped craft an offer that was beat out competing offers and also got more [...]
Julie Held did an outstanding job in helping us sell our house in a challenging real estate market. From providing guidance on how to prepare the property for sale, to marketing the house on the internet, in local media and through an open house, she knew just what to do. Her extensive experience and local knowledge were real strengths. She was always accessible when we had questions and was excellent in communicating with us over the course of the showings, offers and closing. Her personality [...]
At the beginning of the year, I needed to buy a house quickly, and Julie Held was recommended to me by a good friend. Julie was responsive, insightful, professional, caring, and efficient - and helped my find a great house in a hurry. An excellent experience all around.
Julie Held is absolutely fantastic at what she does. I had a house in mind I wanted to buy, looked over reviews on Zillow, and decided to go with Julie Held. She was very responsive in my request and stayed in touch with me closely every step of the way. From the very beginning she outlined the process needed for me to buy the house. At each step she reminded me of what I needed to do in order to avoid any problems. She is very friendly and knows the area well. She has great references and [...]
Julie Held was great to work with. She is extremely patient and knowledgeable about the area. She was always in contact with us to let us know about any properties that met the criteria we were looking for, and it was always easy to set up appointments to view houses or to meet with Julie to discuss anything that we needed to. We were never pressured to settle on something and we kept searching until we were 100%satisfied with the house. It was truly a pleasure working with Julie Held, and she [...]