Lisa J. Real Estate Agent at Compass - Cambridge

Lisa J.

Real Estate Agent at
Compass - Cambridge

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  • Multi Family Sales
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Investment Properties
  • Relocations
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Retirement Specialist
  • First Time Home Buyer Specialist
  • Relocation Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Lisa sells properties fast - selling more than 70% quicker than the average Cambridge agent.
Lisa gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Cambridge agent by 10%.
Lisa has great Condo experience - having sold 405 more condos than the average agent.

Lisa's Transactions

  • Cambridge, MA
  • Cambridge, MA
    Single Family Home
  • Cambridge, MA
    Multi Family
    Lisa outperformed the market - selling this property for 25% over asking price
  • Cambridge, MA
    Multi Family
    Lisa outperformed the market - selling this property for 11% over asking price
  • Arlington, MA
  • Somerville, MA
    Single Family Home
  • Somerville, MA

More about Lisa J.

Lisa is the Co-Founder of Denman Drapkin Group and its Co-Team Leader. She has a passion for excellence and likes to remind us that we are the Varsity team. There is no detail too small to follow-up on, and no situation that she doesn't have a solution for, or at least a resource to pursue. There is nothing she likes better than a challenging problem or a complex negotiation. 'Strategy' and 'tactics' are two of her favorite words. As one of the top agents in this market area, Lisa's name has been 'all over town' since she started in 1995. Some of the words people use to describe her are dependable, unflappable, strategic and resourceful. She helps her Sellers get their properties ready for the market, making suggestions that will maximize their return, and balance the time and resources that Sellers have available. She is a big picture thinker and is a huge fan of staging. After 24 ...
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MBA, Babson College; BSBA, Georgetown University, 1985, Marketing

Other Certifications

GREEN, CBR, CRS, Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®)


Presidential Elite, Banker & Tradesman Women of Fire Award 2018, Greater Boston Real Estate Board Good Neighbor Award

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Lisa J.'s Reviews & Ratings

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Lisa J.

  • Lisa showed me homes

      Highly likely to recommend. Lisa is an excellent agent. Before finding my house, she looked at houses with me for over a year and a half before I found the right one. She has extreme patience, lots of local insight and exceptional negotiation skills. She also has creative ways of approaching obstacles. Everyone I know in Massachusetts bought their house with Lisa because she's the best!

    • Lisa and I connected, but did no business

        Very friendly. Highly recommend for the Cambridge area. Ended up not buying but will keep talking to her.

      • Lisa listed and sold my home

          Lisa Drapkin and her team were so effective, I had very little to do (or to worry about) to achieve the incredibly successful outcome. I say ‘team’ because that is what she brings. My home was not ‘show-room’ ready by any stretch of the imagination. But that didn’t matter because they have experienced staff and proven, trustworthy service providers who transformed my space such that it showed as well as the newer properties. I was around for some of the preparations to sell, but at the time it was about to go on the market, I moved overseas. Not a problem. We were in constant communication through email, WhatsApp, and Zoom. And when I saw the listing, I was amazed by the physical transformation and the professional look of the brochure. Lisa or members of her team were on-site to ensure the condo was ready to show whether it was overseeing contractors, the housecleaning, the stagers, or managing the open houses. Selling my property was a pretty big deal. I wanted to work with someone I could trust, someone with a proven track record, someone who would keep me informed, as involved or not involved as I wanted to be, and, ultimately, to deliver a great outcome. I put my trust in Lisa Drapkin and her team. I’m very glad I did.

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