Testimonials

Don't just take our word for how good we are, here's some reviews from some of our happy clients.

… our house sold in only a few weeks.

I recently sold my house with Anchor properties. Bennett McGrath was very responsive to all my requests regarding the sale of our home. After listing with Anchor Properties our house sold in only a few weeks. We had already moved out of Petersburg, and Bennett took the ball and ran with it. After closing I requested additional information which she provided efficiently and professionally. It was a pleasure working with Mrs. McGrath. I would highly recommend her if buying or selling your house in beautiful Petersburg, AK.

Jason Dungan
… I knew she would help us sell no matter what.

Deciding to sell your home on a small Alaskan island is by all means not the most promising of decisions. When I had purchased my home it sadly sat on market for 2 years before I came along, so I wasnt putting all my bets on getting our house sold as fast as one dreams. Asking Bennett to represent us was a no brainer since I knew and liked her. She is charismatic and to the point and I knew she would help us sell no matter what. Even though as months moved on and we got closer to our departure date, Bennett was trying her hardest to ensure we were happy and still positive that the right buyers would walk in. We had to lower our price (to still a profitable return margin) a couple times to push more local interest but if we wanted to sell compromises needed to be made. Bennett was there to help guide decisions as buyers took interests and offers were made. Even after my husband and I had already left the island, Bennett was prompt on communication and let me know when the house was being toured and how things went. Happily, the right buyer came along and Bennett professionally represented both parties and in less then a year my home was sold and I hope to believe that the buyers are ecstatic as I am. Thank you Bennett for being a go-getter and helping us sell our home and making the start of a new chapter in life more focused! You're AWESOME!!

Marisa Martens
… a pleasure to work with, very trustworthy …

Our experience with Anchor Properties was excellent! Bennett and Lindsi were fantastic to work with for the entire home-buying process! We are first-time home-buyers and they walked us through all of the complicated steps with patience, kindness, and expertise. Any questions or negotiations between us and the seller were handled smoothly and quickly. They were a pleasure to work with, very trustworthy, and they definitely know their stuff.

We also rented a house through Anchor Properties. The rental contract was processed while we were living in a remote area and Bennett got everything set up for us so we could move in the day we arrived!

We are so thankful for Bennett and Lindsi and all their help and hard work during the renting and buying process!

Amy & Matt Hemenway
… stayed in contact but never pushy.

Mrs. McGrath sold my property near Petersburg in four months without any problems. Since I live several hundred miles away, I was needing someone who would check out the property, the bordering property, and walk the lot with anyone and everyone who was interested. She had to do some research about adjoining properties, their rules and laws. She stayed in contact but never pushy. I would happily use her again.

Susan Rozell
… the service was rewarding and refreshing …

Wonderful communication, communication, so much appreciated!! We had set some parameters for the house we wanted to buy in Petersburg, AK., and with Bennett and Lindsi's help the perfect house was matched for us.  This all happened quickly right at Christmas time when everyone was busy with holidays, but both individual's went the extra distance to make sure we were able to purchase this home.  With holidays looming, we were unable to view the house in person, but Lindsi actually did a very comprehensive virtual  tour.  Once we were in our house there were no surprises, the virtual tour was very efficient.

Bennett was our personal representative, here are a couple examples of beyond normal service;  Bennett was out of town during the holidays but worked with us day and night, yes, even after ten at night; she had limited internet service so went to a casino in order to get internet service to send us contractual forms!!  She explained our questions and if she didn't know the answer would get our questions answered promptly.  Even after the sale was complete Bennett called to make sure everything was satisfactory.

We would recommend Anchor Properties for anyone wanting to do a real estate transaction, the service was rewarding and refreshing to know somebody would contact us when we had a question.

Brian and Charlene Dreisbach
… my experience working with her was amazing …

I recently worked with Bennett to purchase my first home in Wrangell this fall. I have to say my experience working with her was amazing, she was super responsive and involved, I never felt left out of any part of the whole process. Her personality was great I felt like I had a friend going to bat for me the whole time. As a first time home buyer I felt like I was guided through this process with a pro; I would recommend Bennett and Anchor properties to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home in the Wrangell area.

Jeanie Arnold
… is efficient and listened to our needs …

I would like to thank and recommend Bennett and Anchor Properties. Bennett was a pleasure to work with. She is efficient and listened to our needs and helped us through the selling process … she was prompt at returning calls and was such fun and easy to deal with … our house sold at just the right time and we are forever grateful for her hard work … if you need to buy or sell a house I highly recommend Anchor Properties and Bennett McGrath.

Sally Rea
… very professional and had a can do attitude.

I recently bought a property that was listed with Anchor Properties and would like to say that Bennett did a great job of bringing myself and the seller to a mutually agreeable price and terms. Her response time was quick and was able to get unanswered questions answered, was very professional and had a can do attitude. If you are looking to either buy or sell property in the area, Anchor Properties would be a very good choice.

Bill Menish
… no one else would have gone the extra mile the way you did …

The purpose of this letter is to thank you for the wonderful job you did in helping me in a recent purchase of an adorable home near Petersburg, Alaska. I was thrilled you were able to assist me in being able to close escrow ahead of schedule, on Oct 13, 2015.

From the very start you were so helpful in giving me information about the area, suggestions and great advice. Your knowledge of the area, the customs of the people, local traditions, geography, real estate values, services available in the area, etc is very extensive and proved invaluable to me.

Everything you promised to do you did and more. You went beyond the normal services provided by a good realtor, which far surpassed my expectations as a buyer. I will not go into detail, but suffice it to say....no one else would have gone the extra mile the way you did.

If a person is new to the area, they would be wise to choose you as their personal representative in locating and purchasing the perfect property for their wants, needs and price range.

If the buyer is a local person, I would highly recommend if they do not already know, taking the time to do so and considering using you as their realtor for either selling a special property or locating that dream property. I can personally guarantee they will not be disappointed with your integrity, honesty, follow through and the personal interest you take in doing the best job possible for not only the buyer but seller as well.

Please accept my deepest gratitude for a sterling job.

And best of all, I feel the beginnings of a potentially lifelong friendship have been forged during our delightful business negotiations. A friendship based on honesty, integrity and mutual respect.

Kristy Mcconville
… she sold the property in just weeks.

After trying to sell my house on my own for months and showing several tire-kickers the property, I asked Bennett to take over and she sold the property in just weeks. She is a true professional, helpful, knowledgeable and made the transaction go very smoothly. I highly recommend Bennett McGrath, owner of Anchor Properties. I would not hesitate to use her expertise on any future transactions.

Margaret Newlun
… what pleasure it was to work with Bennett …

Don't really have the words to express what pleasure it was to work with Bennett McGrath and Anchor Properties in general. I'm 67 years old and I've never seen a realtor go the extra mile to the extent that Bennett does.

Robert Fudge
… is such a go getter and trustworthy woman …

We are so happy we had the opportunity to work with Bennett. She made us feel so comfortable in a real estate world we were not entirely familiar with. She broke every detail down in a way that was easily understood, and answered every question thoroughly and quickly. Bennett went out of her way to make everything run smoothly, doing all the hard work for us. She kept us updated through the process, we never felt forgotten. We can't imagine doing it on our own, Bennett is such a go getter and trustworthy woman to work with. We absolutely recommend going through Anchor Properties!

Caroline Crain
Down-to-earth, real, made me feel comfortable and at ease …

Working with Bennett McGrath is like working with a friend that you’ve known for a long time. Down-to-earth, real, made me feel comfortable and at ease from first contact to buying my property. Honest, responsive, listens to what I said and zeros in on my areas of interest, enthusiastic, professional and very thorough. On a personal note, I can see she is a good family person, has good family values, awesome husband and kids. It was a pleasure meet and work with Bennett, and I’m thrilled to be moving to Petersburg, Alaska.

Dan Bourcier
She has a great perception about the local real estate …

Thank you again for the everything you have done for us, especially for your patience. And as you read our review, you will know how happy we are.

I would like to write a review about our experience with Anchor Properties, because she was the right person to help us in selling our property. Selling our property from a distance has not been easy. We’ve heard good things about Bennett, so we decided to try her. She has a great perception about the local real estate market. She kept posting everything close to us so we know what was going on. On top of that, our renter was moving out and the closing happened at the same time. Our property was never vacant. How did she do that? Amazing experience that everything went smooth as though everything was planned. Thank you so much!

Tomomi and Charles Evans
… a great problem solver when a situation called …

Bennett was knowledgeable, professional, and caring. When she said she would do something the turnaround was quick! She was a great problem solver when a situation called for it. I would recommend her to family and friends.

Liz Lorraine
… still able to take the ball and close the deal …

Even though I made the offer on the property just two days before leaving for a fishery opening realtor Bennett McGrath was still able to take the ball and close the deal with a minimum of stress on my part. Her knowledge made taking care of documents from a distance a breeze.

Yancey Nilsen
My Real Estate Angel

In October of 2014 I accepted a job transfer from Eugene Oregon to Petersburg Alaska. I literally had 32 days to relocate and find a place to live in Petersburg, a town I had only visited once before on a short business trip, and really knew absolutely nothing about. I sent an email to the local office where I would be working and their reply was simply, “Contact Bennett McGrath at Anchor Properties.” And so I did.

Bennett responded almost immediately and began a professionally orchestrated open phone and email dialog of “information gathering,” to assess my personal needs, time constraints, budget, etc,. All of which I felt gratefully relieved that I really had someone helping me out on the other end. At one point she even said to me, “Don't worry, I'm not going to let you go homeless.” I appreciated that a lot, believe me.

When I arrived in Petersburg Alaska, she met me at the AHMS Ferry Terminal in the dark. She welcomed me to town and simply said, “Follow me to your new rental home!” It was at that point, that I knew for sure that I had just met my Real Estate Angel, Bennett McGrath.

Three months later on exactly Valentine's Day, the very day Bennett had predicted, I closed on a beautiful little waterfront home overlooking the Wrangell Narrows!

Thank you!

Marc Kaiwi
Two words … Truly Amazing!

My experience with Anchor Properties was awesome! Bennett and her team did a great job! At any time if I had any questions about anything she was there to answer them. Whether it was wanting to look at a property or just chatting on the phone for a minute (or 15). When ever there was a hurdle in the road she was there to help me get over it, and always made it right. Bennett's dedication, perseverance, and integrity was paramount in my purchasing experience. I would highly recommend Anchor Properties to anyone in the market to purchase or sell property or a home. Not only did I find an amazing place to raise my family I made an investment in my future! Thanks again!

Branden F.
… you got the whole process done so fast.
Bennett McGrath, I can't thank you enough for all the work you did for this property sale for me, way beyond expectations. And despite the fact that you had to tramp through woods full of snow in the middle of winter, on a path not in use, depending on a poorly drawn map and other questionable clues, to find the property, and then a buyer, you got the whole process done so fast. It has been a great relief to me to have this sale taken care of, and I thank you again.
 
Happy New Year!
 
Nancy Mendenhall
Her assessment of the local real estate market was right on…
The sale of my house in Petersburg through Bennett and Anchor Properties was an extremely positive experience. From the listing of the property to the close of the sale, Bennett was professional all the way. Her assessment of the local real estate market was right on, and her communications with me timely. When an unusual situation occurred, she provided great advice that was fair and reasonable. It was a pleasure to work with Bennett on this sale.
 
Leon Walsh
… they will do a great job in helping you in all aspects.

Buying a house is probably one of the biggest decisions one could make in their lifetime. Working with Anchor Properties gave me confidence that from start to finish of escrow would go smoothly. As first time home buyers, we learned so much from this experience, and highly recommend Anchor Properties. Bennett McGrath was awesome and honest at answering any and ALL questions. Again, anyone interested in buying a home, choose Anchor Properties as they will do a great job in helping you in all aspects.

Brandon and Maria Wagemaker

… if you have the good fortune of working with them you will be very satisfied …

What can I say? Bennett and Pat went way above and beyond to accommodate Brad and I. I’m afraid to write it all down for fear that anyone looking in beautiful Petersburg will descend on them like wolves! Suffice to say if you have the good fortune of working with them you will be very satisfied with the service they provide. We love you guys!

Sarah and Brad Sundstrom

… she goes out of her way to meet with us

The two criteria that we were wanting to find in a real estate agent were communication and innovation.

We wanted an agent who would  keep us informed about what was happening with our listing.  Bennett assured us that she would keep us posted on what was happening, as well as what was not happening. It was,also, her practice to keep a log of all communications with us.  In the brief time that we have been in contact, she has been true to her word.  With the help of technology, we have had frequent conversations. Since we live on an island, it is more difficult for physical contact, but she goes out of her way to meet with us when we're in town.

As to innovation — After our very first meeting, Bennett arranged to come to our island, take her own pictures and videos, walk through our woods, take note of the history, and discover the uniqueness of our property.

She definitely meets our criteria.

Gary and Arlene Williams | Keene Island

… rare combination of friendliness and professionalism …

Bennett recently worked on a property listing for me in Petersburg. Bennett exhibited a rare combination of friendliness and professionalism that enabled her to make me feel welcome and comfortable.  She is dedicated to making you feel like her number one priority. Her work is extremely accurate and her high standards present themselves in every aspect of the job at hand. Bennett is detailed oriented in every aspect. She was able to answer all of my questions with accuracy and told me when she would need to research one of my questions then get back to me with the proper answer. I could depend on her to make this a positive experience.

Bennett's upbeat demeanor and can-do attitude brightened my day, making this time in my life less cumbersome. I believe these aspects, as well as her outstanding work ethics, make her the best agent in Petersburg and I highly recommend her.

Thank you Bennett for your help.

Ardis E Benson

… I felt like she cared about my experience …

Bennett is a great realtor because I was not even in the market for land and I ended up buying the lot! I live out the road and cell phone coverage is spotty and internet does not exist. During the whole process Bennett kept me in the loop and would let me know when an email was in my inbox, texted me updates and would meet me anywhere I needed to sign paperwork. Bennett was hired by the person who was selling the land, however, the whole time I felt like she cared about my experience and was truly excited for me when we closed on the deal. Bennett has a great attitude, plenty of energy and I would love to work with her again.

Tory DeAngelis

… attentive and willing to help us …

Bennett and Pat were from the start attentive and willing to help us with our ambitious move from Utah to Petersburg.

She was quick to answer emails and gave us different options within the price range we needed, but also with the necessities we wanted to be in the house. She did a walk through with us and helped us to point out anything that needed to be apart of the paperwork. She came the next day with a warm welcome of flowers and to check how our first night went.

Pat, the maintenance man, was friendly, and willing to fix anything necessary to make our stay better. He was quick, attentive, and got the job done the first day. We could not have asked for a better set of people to meet initially upon coming to Petersburg, Alaska.

Jake and Alissa Anderson

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