“Now that we’ve had a chance to settle into our new home, Gary and I want to thank you for all you did to help make this dream come true. We continue to wake to each new day dazzled by the ocean views out our windows and marvel at the good fortune that is ours. We appreciate all you did for us, down to the smallest details. We really felt you ‘had our backs’ in a process that can sometimes feel overwhelming. It was great to have a realtor that was able to help us not only with the purchase of our new, full time home but the sale of our weekend place here in Rockport. You were a calm, kind voice at times when we needed some support. We really appreciated the fact that you are knowledgeable about the community and were able to refer us to the best building inspector, contractors, etc. It made us feel very confident that we were making good, sound decisions all along the way. We can’t thank you enough!”

– Gary & Sandy Simon

“If we didn’t get a chance to tell you before, we had a great experience with Martha in selling our house. Martha was—and is—extremely professional, personable, and accommodating as well as a lot of fun. She made everything go smoothly and calmly (especially in light of our special circumstances!). We couldn’t have hoped for a better experience. She’s a keeper.”

– David Bergmann

“I had been introduced to Martha a few years ago, and when we decided to sell our home in Gloucester, she was the first person we thought of who we believed would be honest and open with us concerning what was realistic in today’s market. We were living out of state at the time, and having a Realtor who we could trust was the most important factor in our decision making process. Upon receiving our call, Martha quickly made an appointment with us to walk the property and begin her assessment of our home. Not only did she do a great job providing us with area comps for our review, but she also suggested a few things which she felt would improve the ability for us to sell quickly. Martha was then able to use her network of brokers as well as her regional knowledge of Cape Ann, to reach out to other area Realtors and identify individual buyers who were looking for a home which matched up with what made ours special. Martha literally “presold” our home so that when it was actually listed on MLS, it went under agreement in just 24 hours of the public listing. Our success with Martha was a direct result of her hard work, thorough planning and attention to detail. She kept us posted with every step in the process and was there with us all the way through the closing. If you want to sell your home, you had better be serious, because Martha sure is!”

– Doug Pietrafetta

“When you decide to sell your home, it’s a big deal. When you get multiple offers on your home in 4 days, it’s a huge deal and that’s when you know you have the right agent! Martha Anger is the best of the best. She sat down with us and gave us her honest feedback on our property, and let us know what we could do to sell quickly and get top dollar. We took her advice and as I stated before, within 4 days of listing we had multiple offers. Throughout the entire process she was responsive and professional. Even after we had accepted an offer she continued to work with us to negotiate our best outcome. There is a lot that can go wrong when buying and selling property, but when you have the right agent, who knows the market, is honest and full of integrity, you won’t go wrong. Martha Anger is that agent on Cape Ann.”

– Caroline Minneci

“My wife and I recently purchased a townhouse condominium in Ipswich, MA, that we had found listed on the Internet. As Martha Anger, of By the Sea Sotheby’s International Realty, was an acquaintance of ours, we asked if she would be willing to help us through the process. We had not worked with Martha prior to this transaction, but once we came to an agreement that she would represent us, everything went VERY smoothly in every respect. She guided us not only with the “bidding” process, in getting a building inspector (that was very trustworthy), in facilitating the Purchase & Sales agreement, but also in all the little (and large) steps leading up to the closing. Not only is she a true professional, but is also a person with a very pleasant personality. Throughout, Martha had a good rapport with the seller’s realtor, so the entire 2+ month long process became much easier for us than it could have been. We credit Martha with much of that process—it actually became a relatively positive experience! Therefore, we would not hesitate at all in recommending Martha Anger to anyone seeking advice or representation in purchasing (or selling) real estate.”

– Robert and Melissa Sievert

“I wanted to take a moment to formally thank you for representing my wife and I in the sale of our home. I knew from the start that attempting to sell our home in today’s market would be a daunting task to say the least, but you were confident that you and your team at Sotheby’s would be able to connect us with a buyer and you did just that. To close on our home in 4 months at a time where houses are staying on the market for far longer without even so much as an offer, far exceeded our expectations. This was clearly a result of superior advertising and the impressive number of showings that you did starting the very first week that you listed our home. I won’t forget your personal touch either. Answering all of my questions and concerns, sometimes the same ones over and over again, keeping me informed every step of the way with showings and prospective buyers, and just taking care of so many of the countless details that I would have never expected. Simply put, we truly could not have asked for a better agent. Thank you.”

– Matthew & Cynthia Richard

“We first used Martha when moving to Boston from out of state. For us, renting a home was very important, which can be tricky in the Boston area. She took a lot of time to show me around and was flexible with my schedule, as I had taken a new job and only had hotel housing for a month. So visiting properties on the weekend and evenings was a must. She was so helpful on local area activities and selling points with all the houses she showed us. Within a short period, she found us a beautiful home on the ocean that was affordable. Since then we have bought a house and we called Martha to be our realtor. As first time home buyers, the legal stress that my friends have gone through with the closing we did not encounter, which we attribute to Martha. She is calm, collective, and truly knows the market. She listened to our wants and within the fast paced Boston housing market, found us a hidden gem of a home! We would not have found it otherwise, as if she didn’t bring it to our attention it would have been sold before we even knew it was available. You can’t go wrong with Martha being your realtor. Dependable, Knowledgeable, and trusted in the industry, we highly recommend her.”

-Brenton Dexter

“I met Martha a decade ago while searching for a condo. The “buy side” is always easier, so they say. Martha did her homework, showed us different units, all of which matched our specs. Very efficient, very informed, and lead to a quick decision. Eleven years later; time to sell. Three differing opinions from other realtors – all conditioned with adjectives suggesting we probably won’t get the asking price and it might take time…(that’s called setting expectations). I remembered then to call Martha, who remembered me. She jumped on the deal, went to work, positioned and help stage it; never once suggesting anything other than a positive outcome.

Time to get an offer: 4 hours.
Sold for: asking price.
Worked efficient to solve any issues the buyers had.
Deal closed early.

That is a positive outcome, folks. Call Martha.”


“We’ve come a long way since Rowley Shore where you asked if we liked “Rustic”? From Gloucester to Beverly to Manchester to Rockport and back again, we finally found a Rockport home! Two car garage? Check! First Floor Master? Check! Formal Dining Room? Check! Master Bath? Check! Hardwood Floors? Check! Fenced backyard? Check! Room for our kids and their dogs? Check! Cellar? Check! Attic? Check! We love the house and we’re so grateful you were there to help us through the buying process. You have been so much fun to work with and we hope you will stay in our lives because you are patient, open and have a great sense of humor. Thank you so much again.”

-Jerry & Sally


Thank you again for getting us from listing to sold and closed for full price in 45 days with no issues! Multiple offers on the week of launch gave us confidence that your thorough research paid off and we were priced just right. We already knew we were in good hands after you handled the purchase of this condo 4 years ago; making quick work of that as well. We were new to the area when we purchased and you put us with an attorney and with a contractor allowing us to get through closing and then a successful remodel 30 days later. We appreciate your attention to detail which included your trip to the association management office the day of closing to pick up documents. It is truly a pleasure to work with you. If we ever decide to return to Massachusetts, rest assured that you will be our first call!”

-Mike and Allison Atchley

“Selling a Magnolia, Massachusetts house built in 1884 in a relatively “soft” real estate market presented a unique and complex challenge. We were so fortunate to have found an exceptional real estate agent who was more than up to the challenge, Martha Anger. Not only did Martha contribute a wealth of experience and knowledge about local real estate trends and technicalities to expedite the eventual sale of our house, she had the uncanny ability to identify potential buyers who would appreciate both the history and the one-of-a-kind features of our house. Perhaps most importantly, Martha was always available to answer our questions, address our concerns, and assist us to map out a marketing strategy that ultimately led to the successful sale of the house. We are especially appreciative of the fact that even though the market fluctuations resulted in the house taking significantly longer to sell than expected, Martha kept us informed and updated throughout the entire process. Ironically, Martha had identified a potential buyer early in the sales process and through her expertise and continual attention to detail, she was able orchestrate an eventual transfer of home ownership that resulted in a profitable sale for us and an exceptionally satisfied new owner and his family… truly positive outcomes for both parties! We have successfully completed our relocation to Pennsylvania and have begun yet another chapter in our personal and professional lives. However, we will not forget the assistance that Martha provided to help make our transition possible. She is a true professional, an exceptional agent, and perhaps most importantly, a unique individual who can seamlessly blend business expertise with a caring human touch. We can recommend her without reservation and consider ourselves fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her to achieve our ultimate objective, the successful sale of our Magnolia home.”

-Alan & Kate Morse