Why Work With Us?
Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:
Mike Tinsley was a pleasure to work with - he went above and beyond to get us the best showings possible in a quick-turnover market. He also offered great advice and perspective, making the process as smooth as possible. I never once felt the typical pressures that you can occasionally get in the Boston market - he was honest and fair and I would recommend him highly to anyone.
I could not have asked for a better experience with Mike Tinsley! I moved to Boston without any knowledge of the area, and Mike displayed his expertise within a matter of minutes. Despite the fact that I had a number of restrictions (I needed a parking space, was bringing a medium-sized dog, and wanted to be walking distance to the Harvard Medical School), Mike had no problem setting up a large number of apartment viewings (all at a reasonable price and available for me to see ahead of time, using the Longwood Residential online system). This was during the month of December, which is not an ideal time to do go apartment-hunting! On the day of the viewings, Mike was extremely efficient, and was also very honest about the good and bad of each location (mentioning the available transportation, grocery stores, restaurants, gyms, etc). He is an incredibly nice person and it was obvious that he has a great working relationship with other leasing agents in the area. When the viewings were finished, he emailed me all of the information within an hour, giving me the chance to think everything over. Once I made the decision, he immediately took care of the paperwork and the apartment was mine by that afternoon. I also appreciate the fact that Mike does not ask for a fee unless a lease is signed. Now that I live in the apartment, I can say that it is everything I was looking for (at a very reasonable price) and I couldn’t be happier. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Longwood Residential in the future!
Travis D. - Postdoc Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Mike helped me get both homes I've lived in here in Boston and I could not have been happier with him. He is quick to reply to emails and answered all my questions in a timely manner. He is very accessible and I was kept in the loop during the whole process. I highly recommend him and if he is any indication of Longwood Residential as a whole, I highly recommend their services!!!
A. Kisch-Hancock - Clinical Research Coordinator, Boston Center for Memory
My girlfriend and I worked with a number of realtors in the Boston area trying to find a dog friendly apartment near Coolidge Corner. Most realtors made it seem like we were making their lives difficult by trying to find a dog friendly place. Not Michael Tinsley at Longwood Residential! He also worked with us to reduce our up front costs and helped us negotiate an early move-in. He was always very responsive and we highly recommend his service. We will definitely be giving him a call next time we move.
Eric M. - PhD Candidate, Boston University
I can't say enough how easy it was to work with Mike Tinsley at Longwood Residential. We were desperate to find the right rental unit, and Mike was just the agent to help us do that. He was incredibly calm, patient, responsive, prompt, and courteous every step of the way. When I saw the unit that I felt was right for us, he moved quickly to assure that we didn't lose the opportunity. We are delighted with where we are living!
Sylvia K. - Brookline Resident
Mike Tinsley is a great realtor to work with when looking for a home. This was my first time looking in Boston and Mike was patient in explaining my options and helping me find the right place. He was always eager to help and had my best interests in mind (Longwood Residential also seems to have the best inventory of apartments). I will definitely return to Mike the next time I look for an apartment, without hesitation.
Nathan M. - Research Assistant, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
We had a great experience with Mike Tinsley of Longwood Residential. We came to Boston with limited time to find an apartment. Mike was able to show us several (6) over a two day span, including several exclusive listings that met our criteria.
We met has his office, and he drove us to each listing in a few different neighborhoods and graciously offered to drive us back to where we were staying afterwards. He was extremely responsive to my emails / texts / calls the entire time. I would highly recommend him for your apartment search, especially if looking in the Brookline / Fenway area
David Jin - Brigham & Women's Hospital
We recently relocated to Brookline from out of state for work without the ability to see potential rental properties in person. With two large dogs, we were struggling to find a pet friendly place that met our expectations. We were extremely nervous and pessimistic about the entire situation and had heard so many bad things about the Boston-area's realtors and the rental process in general that we were dreading the move. However, Mike Tinsley was the most helpful, warm, resourceful, and thorough person that we could have ever asked for! He went out of his way to make sure we had videos and pictures of our rental unit, he listened very closely to our expectations, and I still cannot believe how seamless and stress-free he made the entire rental process. We tell others about our very positive rental experience in the Boston area, due solely to Mike's hard work and dedication, and people are always envious due to their own horror stories.
We cannot recommend Mike highly enough and are thankful every day for his hard work and kindness! When we look to purchase a place in the next year or two, he will be the first, and probably only, realtor that we will contact for assistance.
Mike Tinsley was great to work with when finding my apartment. He responded quickly to my emails and phone calls. When we had issues with the landlord's realtor, Mike stepped in and made sure everything worked out well. I will definitely work with him when we move next!
Robin M. - Teacher, Boston Public Schools
Michael did an awesome job finding me an apartment. I was in a difficult scenario living out of state at the time and he was willing to show my boss the places I was interested in for me. I was able to find a place I really like in a great neighborhood.
Jeremy - Network Engineer, WGBH