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Rachel Simpson

Rachel is known for her calm, experienced approach to real estate and deep knowledge of the area. Clients have noted that her market experience and knowledge, negotiating skills, responsiveness, and sense of humor are part of what make buying and selling with her as low-stress as possible. Rachel is detail-oriented and proactive, and provides clear information and explanations throughout every step of the process. She is an excellent and clear communicator, typically responding within [...]

Rachel is known for her calm, experienced approach to real estate and deep knowledge of the area. Clients have noted that her market experience and knowledge, negotiating skills, responsiveness, and sense of humor are part of what make buying and selling with her as low-stress as possible. Rachel is detail-oriented and proactive, and provides clear information and explanations throughout every step of the process. She is an excellent and clear communicator, typically responding within minutes to texts, calls, and email.

Often mistaken for a Northampton native, Rachel has only lived in the city since she was 6, except for a brief stint in Austin, Texas in the 1980s.  She is a graduate of the Ada Comstock program at Smith College and worked for many years as a writer and editor. She began that profession as an obituary writer at the Daily Hampshire Gazette, was an editor at the award-winning magazine, Wondertime, and freelanced for small business, area colleges, arts organizations, non-profits, and two Fortune 500 companies.

Rachel was a longtime member and chairman of the Board of Directors at Pioneer Valley Ballet (and occasional performer). Despite years of training when she was young, her ballet skills are quite limited, so she performed primarily as Mother Ginger in the Nutcracker, with other occasional small roles. She is a former member of the Board of Trustees at Historic Northampton and currently serves on its Development Committee. Competitive only about spelling, Rachel is very proud to have been part of a team that has won the Northampton Education Foundation Spelling Bee a record-setting four times.

She lives in Florence with her husband Chris and two dogs, Mini and Lulu. Her grown daughter, Michaela, lives in New York City but is planning a fall move to Boston. .

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