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Top Boston real estate agents

Home to Red Sox baseball, Boston's cobblestone streets are in the midst of a real estate boom. Over 6,414 real estate agents work in Boston but only the top 3% of Boston real estate agents sell homes in an average of 57 days (nearly half the average) and for 103.6% of the list.

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Lisa J. Drapkin
Compass - Cambridge
About Lisa

Lisa is the Founder of True Home Partners and its 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, yet balance the time and resources that Sellers have available. She is a big picture thinker and is a huge fan of staging. After 24 years at Coldwell Banker, she recently became a Managing Director at Compass and she and her team have set up shop at the new 1100 Mass Ave office, just steps to Harvard Square. She is a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, is a certified GREEN Realtor, and is a Trained Mediator. One of her proudest accomplishments was being awarded Banker & Tradesman’s Women of Fire award in 2018. Lisa has a well-deserved reputation for her knowledge of real estate and is renowned for her high energy level and enthusiasm. In her spare time, Lisa is a real estate Investor, a small-time real estate Developer, a Board Member for Just-A-Start, a member of the Federal Club of the Human Rights Campaign, a top Pie Seller for Community Servings, a member of Arlington Street Church and most recently, a member of the Cambridge Solar Access campaign. Lisa lives in the Riverside neighborhood of Cambridge with her wife, Debbie.

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"Highly likely to recommend. Lisa is an excellent agent. Before finding my house, she looked at house..."

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Condo Transactions
410
Single Family Home Transactions
66
TIC Transactions
0
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  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Jennifer Schneider
Century 21 Elite Realty
About Jennifer

Jennifer Schneider is a Senior Real Estate Broker at Century 21 Elite Realty. Her area of focus is Boston proper, Charlestown, South Boston, Cambridge, South End, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Brookline, Everett, Melrose, Marblehead, Stoneham, Reading, Wakefield, Wilmington, Waltham, Newton, Needham, Chestnut Hill, Wellesley, Weston, Andover & North Andover. In 2014 she was ranked the #1 Broker for All Century 21 offices in Eastern New England and was awarded the Grand Centurion Award for Exceptional Sales & Service. She is considered to be one of the top agents in the Boston area. Jennifer possesses exceptional negotiation skills, a wide range of industry knowledge and prides herself in taking a real hands on approach with buyers and sellers. Jennifer has built a reliable network of professionals, including real estate attorneys, mortgage brokers, contractors, and inspectors. Furthermore, Jennifer prides herself on a detail-oriented and communicative approach to all deals and market knowledge and customer service is her specialty. She has extensive experience with first-time home buyers, with whom she helps to better understand and navigate the local real estate market.

Condo Transactions
310
Single Family Home Transactions
110
TIC Transactions
0
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  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Kerry Dowlin
Leading Edge Real Estate
About Kerry

Since 2002, Kerry has been among the most trusted Realtors in the area with over 275 Million in closed sales volume and over 600 closings. She is highly regarded by her colleagues not only within her own office, but among fellow Realtors and agents throughout her area of representation. Known for her cooperation, professionalism, attention to detail and tireless work ethic - she is one of the top producing Realtors ever to work in her market. Her philosophy is that the transaction is about each individual client and their goals, not hers. Because of this, she enjoys a loyal client following and impressive referral business. Over 80% of her business comes from previous clients or those who have been personally recommended. Kerry genuinely loves her work and it shows. Clients say that her calm demeanor is helpful in navigating what can be a huge life change - she makes selling, buying and moving seem easy! Kerry has a vast knowledge of the diverse neighborhoods within her community. This enables her to effectively market a full spectrum of properties across a variety of neighborhoods as well as find the ideal property for each buyer. Whether working for an investor, seller or first-time buyer, nobody works harder to get results for her clients whether it is a $99,000 condo or multi Million dollar property. Leading Edge has a network of offices in Boston Metro, to the South Shore and Cape Cod and along the north shore and NH. This provides maximum exposure for a property to our vast network of agents in the markets where likely buyers are moving from. With an active civic spirit, Kerry has been involved in several charitable causes and community organizations and sponsorships including HomeStart.

Condo Transactions
240
Single Family Home Transactions
73
TIC Transactions
0
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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David Shorey
Compass Real Estate
About David

David is the founder and team leader of BEST OF BOSTON team, The Shorey Realty Group at Compass Real Estate and is a Top 1% Producing Realtor in the country, was the #1 producing agent in his offices with over 65 agents and was the #1 ranked agent for sales volume in all of the Boston/Cambridge. David is in his 26th year in real estate in Massachusetts working mostly in the Greater Boston area. With significant experience in condominiums, luxury homes, multi-family homes sales, commercial properties and rentals combined with ownership of investment property in the Boston area, David can knowledgeably guide you through the investment buying process while also giving great tips on being a Landlord. He can also provide guidance for future condominium conversions. The Shorey Realty Group has helped hundreds of buyers and sellers purchase and sell over $500,000,000 worth of real estate.

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"Working with David Shorey has been absolutely phenomenal. He is thoroughly professional, incredibly ..."

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140
Condo Transactions
100
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150
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Anne T. Fahy
Coldwell Banker
About Anne

I pride myself on providing excellent service and knowledge of the area to my clients. I am committed to making their real estate transaction a smooth hassle free and pleasant process. Professional Achievement Top 1% of Coldwell Banker Internationally & Ranked #25 Statewide # 1 Realtor in Norwood for Listings and Sales past 11 years running. Member of the Prestigious President's Elite Award Education & Certification Member of the Multiple Listing Service Member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board Community Involvement Very active in my community and church Languages English

Single Family Home Transactions
360
Condo Transactions
73
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Jeffrey Chubb
Chubb Realty Group of eXp Realty
About Jeffrey

Jeffrey and his team, the Chubb Realty Group are continually one of the top teams in the state of Massachusetts. The Chubb Realty Group focuses on 'high end' customer service, but delivering that superior experience no matter the price point. We believe that it is not our intention to satisfy our customers or please our customers. Our intention is to amaze them. Jeffrey's philosophy has always been that he happens to own a marketing company that happens to focus on real estate. When it comes to selling a home, the two most important aspects are marketing and market knowledge. Utilizing technology, Jeffrey is able to do more targeted marketing that ensures you a more aggressive marketing approach. From Artificial Intelligence, to portal retargeting he has 'flipped the script' on the traditional philosophy of the dying breed real estate agent of putting a sign in the yard and sending up a prayer.

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"Our family had a great experience with the Chubb team! They are extremely knowledgeable and kept us ..."

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Condo Transactions
240
Single Family Home Transactions
210
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0
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Kathleen Alexander
Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro
About Kathleen

Myself, Kathleen Alexander, and the Creative Living Team take a consultative approach with our clients, using our expertise to focus on partnering with you in achieving your goals and ensuring you have a Red Carpet experience while you are working with us! That’s Creative Results, Creating Great Lives and our Guarantee to you!   I have been a real estate consultant since 2002 and award winning for my sales each year. Representing properties throughout Boston, Brookline, Newton, Jamaica Plain, South Boston, Charlestown, Roslindale, Cambridge, Somerville, Dorchester, Roxbury and East Boston I am a Realtor®, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), International Luxury Homes Marketer (ILHM), and Loss Mitigation Certified (LMC) agent. I have successfully marketed properties throughout the greater Boston metro area, on average achieving 101% of asking price for my clients in 2019 in 39 days or less. Over my career I have sold more than 370 homes and done more than $165million in sales. As a team, we have more than 28 cumulative years of real estate experience, $195million plus in sales, and have sold over 400 homes. We have also assisted landlords and tenants with thousands of rentals. As first-time buyer and seller specialists, we are expert at educating and guiding clients through the process of selling or buying their first home. I am also a Luxury Home Marketing specialist, providing red carpet service and results for all our properties. We also specialize in working with investors on multi-family buildings and understand the frustrations and delicacies of this, having been a landlords ourselves. Redesigning homes to get the best price for them in a sale or help buyers to visualize the home of their dreams is also a specialty service we provide. We always focus on building our clients wealth, quality of life and financial well-being! Prior to entering real estate, I was a consultant in the technology industry working as a project manager and creative director for top-tier companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. I’m a proud mother to my son, Gary, and currently live in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston.   Put our team’s expertise and commitment to your success to work for you! ***Our Specialties: First time buyers and sellers, multi-family properties, probate, luxury homes, international buyers/relocation, contractors/investors, historic and unique homes, renovation/design/staging, creative financing/loan modification/short sales/foreclosures***

Townhome Transactions
67
Condo Transactions
68
Single Family Home Transactions
84
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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About Jessica

Over a 14 year period, Jessica hung her real estate salespersons license at larger real estate agencies. Now, she happily brings her experience from larger firms into a more personal setting within her own boutique brokerage. Her honesty, personable attitude, ability to work with clients from an array of backgrounds, and willingness to work on deals of any price point have proven to be invaluable traits in allowing Jessica to reach the professional status she currently enjoys.

Condo Transactions
200
Single Family Home Transactions
21
TIC Transactions
0
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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David Gordon
Coldwell Banker
About David

I know that you are in the process of making one of the most important decisions - who to work with in selling, buying or investing in real estate. For many, it is one of their single largest assets so I take my job very seriously. For almost 20 years I have been a top producing agent delivering results. For the last 9 years I have been one of the principals of The Beacon Group which is an innovative, client focused real estate practice working in Boston and the suburbs. Our mission is to help people, like you, achieve their real estate dreams and goals. Big and small, we have sold it all, from "kiddie condos" to $6.5M properties. What makes us different from others is that we utilize honest, straight forward analytics to give our clients insight on value based on hard data, not supposition. This lets our clients make a fully informed decision that is right for them, advising them as if we were advising ourselves or a close family member. We also have a very experienced team that we work with which includes a real estate attorney, home inspector, estate planner and various trades people. For sellers, it's not just about the local/micro-market. It's understanding that most buyers are exploring multiple markets. It's so important that the agent they hire understands the nuances of a home sale, can design a custom marketing strategy thinking outside the box to maximize your net proceeds. Our team helps you properly assess your home's value, prepare and stage it for sale and negotiate the best price possible. If potential work is needed at the property, our advice is focused on things that will give a return on investment or eliminate potential inspection issues that could negatively impact you in the end. As a buyer, most people get caught up in price of a property. In reality, what you should be focused on is the monthly outlay for a given place. Taxes and other expenses can make a lesser priced property much more expensive than that higher priced property. You also need to realize that although you are a buyer today, you are a seller someday. People sell because of life, not the market. Our insight, knowledge and experience working in multiple communities will assist you in making the best decision possible. The data we provide will help you in knowing what to pay, and more importantly what not to pay, for a particular property. Yes, we will say "please don't buy this property" because this is the advice we would want to hear if we were in your shoes. Downsizing is what we call Rightsizing which we worked with numerous people and families with. We understand that this is a challenging and emotional process that can't be rushed. There are multiple things to consider and many times certain trusted family advisors that should be brought into the planning. There are also multiple moving parts which could include the sale of your current place to let you be able to move to your next one. We assist in the planning and execution from beginning to end. Ultimately, anyone can talk about themselves. If you are looking to sell, buy or invest I encourage you to reach out for references which are gladly furnished upon request. Who better to tell you about the level of knowledge, expertise and results we deliver than someone who has been in your shoes. I look forward to working with you!

Single Family Home Transactions
220
Condo Transactions
58
TIC Transactions
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Randal Engelmann
FOCUS Real Estate
About Randal

FOCUS Real Estate is a local independent boutique real estate brokerage providing unparalleled customer real estate service to sellers and buyers in Boston and the greater Jamaica Plain area for over 18 years. "Our focus is firmly on each client's individual and unique needs," said Randal Engelmann, co-proprietor, Focus Real Estate. Focus Real Estate brings a consultancy-style approach to the residential brokerage business, specializing in personalized service coupled with the sound business advice, deep knowledge of the market and strong technical support that Erik and Randal are known for and trusted to deliver.

Condo Transactions
250
Single Family Home Transactions
110
TIC Transactions
0
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  • Top Negotiator 2019
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Boston

Why you need a top real estate agent in Boston, MA

Use a top agent to stay competitive in this hot Boston market. Average Boston real estate agents work about 148 properties in their career, sell homes in roughly 105 days, and get 97.7% of the initial list price. On the other hand, the top 3% of Boston real estate agents work on more than 493 properties over their career, sell homes 1.5x faster, and get (on average) 103.6% of the asking price.

Top Seller's Agents

Boston is a seller's market. Even the average seller's agent in Boston sell properties for an average -$16,315 over the initial asking price. Top Boston seller's agents though, earn their clients 164.5% more than that. At times, that's a $41,601 difference in value.

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Top Buyer's Agents

Looking to buy property in walking distance of Fenway Park? The top buyer's agents in Boston can save you an average of $51,301 over the average Boston buyer's agent. That's a whopping 73.1% more cash in your pocket, simply by using an agent in the top 3%.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Boston, MA

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
4.2 stars

Top real estate agents in Boston score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Boston agent who scores only 4.2 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Boston and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

Recent reviews for Boston real estate agents and REALTORS

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Jennifer S
Keller Williams Realty Easton
Dec 17, 2020

“Kim was amazing. From the first time I talked to her she was so kind and thorough. She came immediately and told me exactly what I needed to do to get my house ready to sell. This was my first time selling a home and she held my hand through the entire process. She was very honest and candid. Kim wa...“

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Elaine Chandler
Optimum Real Estate, Inc.
Apr 24, 2021

“We were so lucky to have found Faith Chandler. From start to finish she made the process of selling our home very easy. We felt confident during the whole (very short!) process. Our home sold Very quickly and for well over asking price. We highly recommend!! And will work with her again in the futur...“

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James Ferzoco
Compass
May 31, 2021

“Josh and his team did an extraordinary job for my wife and I from beginning to end. I highly recommend him to any buyer or seller in the Boston market! A true professional in every sense of the word!! Out home was listed, prepped and marketed in a manner that enabled us to attain 4% over the asking...“

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E. Miller
Realty One Group Nest
Oct 06, 2020

“We were looking to sell a condo in Lawrence this summer. Not knowing where to start, we interviewed three different real estate agents. (My husband and I had recently sold a house and bought a new one in New Hampshire and we were trying to find a better agent than the two we had worked with previou...“

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Arlene
ALANTE Real Estate
Oct 08, 2020

“Susana Murphy knows what she's doing! She helped us prepare our home to go on the market and we loved the ideas Susana suggested for staging. It’s all about decluttering and simplified decorating. Very easy to do at minimal cost! We listed our home during the COVID-19 pandemic and Susana put in...“

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"I had been trying to sell my house for a few years, but despaired at my ability to pick out a real estate agent on my own. Using HomeLight, I quickly found an agent that was a real go-getter. He sold our house higher than the listing price in only eight days. Finding a great agent made all the difference! "

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Meet top real estate agents who focus on these Boston neighborhoods

South End

Active Agents931
Time on Market98
Avg. Sale Price$959,741

Boutique eateries close to Downtown and Victorian styles characterize South End. Populated with parks, South End sits in the Southern end of Boston and borders Northwestern University. Fill up on parkside walks, good food, and grand New England style buildings that are seeped in history.

Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood

Active Agents469
Time on Market82
Avg. Sale Price$526,570

Looking for a rowdy time? Fenway is filled to the brim with college students who love to watch sports and party while they’re at it. Catch a game at Fenway park or grab a hot dog and yell at the tv screen from a bar just outside. You’ll find millennials who love the thrill of the game in this ruckus Boston spot.

Beacon Hill

Active Agents584
Time on Market105
Avg. Sale Price$1,222,280

Classic brick flats with matching shutters and flower boxes line uneven brick sidewalks. Massachusetts State House lends history to this upscale Boston neighborhood. Walk along the Charles River Esplanade for trees swathed in Fall. This area is pricey but its walkability and gorgeous homes are worth it.

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