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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Fred Marden

Fred Marden
Fred's Satisfaction Rating An agent's star rating is the average of all the ratings of their service.
4.9 of 5 (38 reviews)
508.561.3336
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I enjoy helping people realize their dream of home ownership. In one of my first sales for Zip, I made that dream come true for a young couple relocating from the southwest. They wanted Newton but couldn't afford the $595,000 price tag the owners had initially placed on their property. Using my years of experience, I was able to help negotiate the price down to under $500,000.

My most recent listing involved a client who had previously turned me down for their listing, only to...
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I enjoy helping people realize their dream of home ownership. In one of my first sales for Zip, I made that dream come true for a young couple relocating from the southwest. They wanted Newton but couldn't afford the $595,000 price tag the owners had initially placed on their property. Using my years of experience, I was able to help negotiate the price down to under $500,000.

My most recent listing involved a client who had previously turned me down for their listing, only to see their listing with another agency expire with no offers. They contacted me again and within four days of listing the property they had an offer below their asking price. Although not what they wanted, the offer was realistic, given the location and market conditions, and they accepted it. I had made them understand before the listing what a realistic offer might be, and the offer they accepted was exactly what I had predicted.

I've been involved in real estate for most of my adult career, and have experienced the real estate cycles in MA beginning in the late sixties. First as a banker and lender, I underwrote and negotiated financial contracts into the multi-million dollar range, to businesses and individuals in MA. In the 1990s, I worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, where I managed portfolios of distressed assets, most of them involving real estate of various types: residential, commercial, investment, land, time shares, cooperatives, and condos, amongst others. I was charged with settling, compromising, and liquidating these assets. My greatest enjoyment was not in the 'big ticket' deals but rather in helping individuals and families retain ownership of homes and condominiums they had bought in good faith from the now failed banks, and who were now faced with the prospect of losing them.


My desire to work in residential real estate led me to Zip Realty. After extensive research on the competition, I decided upon Zip as the agency that best exhibited the professionalism that I sought. It married innovation with technology to deliver to the buyer and seller the best all around approach to satisfying the consumers' needs. In a collegial atmosphere where every agent helps the other, the client comes first. I especially like Zip's approach to advising first time home buyers in what is involved in the 'process' beforehand, so that the mystery and uncertainty is taken out of it, and so they know ahead of time what is expected. This approach strongly mirrors my own philosophy toward customer satisfaction.

Now that Zip Realty has been acquired by Coldwell Banker, I am thoroughly delighted at the result. The same customer first attitude prevails, and Coldwell's strengths complement Zip's and makes the union an even stronger one for our clients.

So please let me employ the strengths of this union of two great names for your benefit. Don't hesitate to call or e-mail and let me help take the uncertainty out of your buying or selling.
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Experience

  • Specializing in single family, multi-family and condo/townhouse homes
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Reviews

2015
Jill R.
Home seller in Webster
$325K
04/02/15
Fred was thorough and comprehensive. He always answered the phone and responsed to my emails within hours. He went above and beyond, waiting for contractors at the house and even helped us pack last minute items. Great job!
2014
Anil K.
Home buyer in Westborough
$388K
09/04/14
It was a pleasure working with Fred. Fred was very helpful answering all the questions, explaining the details and guiding through the process. Fred proactively worked on and helped me on all the necessary steps throughout the home buying process. I would highly recommend Fred whoever needs a Realtor.
2013
Jessica C.
Home buyer in Worcester
$237K
08/15/13
Fred was forth right and honest, he made sure that what I was looking for was worth the price and he was committed to ensuring that I was happy with my decision. Fred also took the time to explain the changes of home buying from the first time that I had purchased my first home 20 years ago. Fred made sure that he covered all the "what if's" and made sure that I understood them. I would recommend Fred to any of my friends of family on their home purchases.

Credentials & Memberships

  • Massachusetts Real Estate Broker License
  • Greater Boston Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Massachusetts Association of Realtors

Community Involvement

  • Local resident for 60 years
Local real estate services provided by:
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
52 Second Ave, 3rd Floor
Waltham, MA 02451
844.662.5627
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