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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 6,493 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 103.7% 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
13
Single Family Home Transactions
5
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • 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.

Jennifer's reviews

"Jennifer Schneider disappointed us. She was extremely dishonest and greedy. Working with her caused ..."

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Condo Transactions
36
Single Family Home Transactions
5
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2019
  • 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.

David's reviews

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

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0
Condo Transactions
10
Single Family Home Transactions
11
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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
16
Single Family Home Transactions
5
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • 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
1
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Norman O'Grady
Prime Realty Group, Inc.
About Norman

Norman has been selling homes in the community for over 27 years and knows that it takes more than luck to sell them. His commitment to service and experience has made Norman one of the top realtors® in the Brighton Allston and Greater Boston community year after year. An active member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board; the Massachusetts Association of Realtors®; the Floyd Wickman Master Sales Society; and the Massachusetts Chapter of Residential Specialists; Norman stays abreast of the latest trends and issues that affect the real estate industry. He is committed to giving his clients quality service. An expert in the real estate field, Norman holds the prestigious CRS designation award of which only 5% of Realtors® have obtained, along with the GRI designation obtained from the Graduate Realtors Institute.

Condo Transactions
11
Single Family Home Transactions
10
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • 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
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Single Family Home Transactions
2
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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
10
Single Family Home Transactions
3
TIC Transactions
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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
36
Condo Transactions
8
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
NAR Certifications
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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
50
Single Family Home Transactions
18
TIC Transactions
0
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  • Top Negotiator 2019
NAR Certifications
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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 497 properties over their career, sell homes 1.5x faster, and get (on average) 103.7% 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 -$16,351 over the initial asking price. Top Boston seller's agents though, earn their clients 161.7% more than that. At times, that's a $42,844 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 $52,174 over the average Boston buyer's agent. That's a whopping 73.3% 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
4.5 stars
Avg. Agents
4.2 stars

Top real estate agents in Boston score an average rating of 4.5 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.

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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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Find the perfect agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Boston neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Boston, top agents are frequently doing deals in South End, Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood, and Beacon Hill.

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.

Find top real estate agents in cities near Boston, MA

Brookline

Active Agents863
Time on Market67
Avg. Sale Price$954,000

Lynn

Active Agents987
Time on Market63
Avg. Sale Price$360,000

Waltham

Active Agents940
Time on Market64
Avg. Sale Price$600,000

Quincy

Active Agents1,172
Time on Market65
Avg. Sale Price$470,000

Somerville

Active Agents748
Time on Market62
Avg. Sale Price$720,000

Salem

Active Agents746
Time on Market60
Avg. Sale Price$385,000

Abington

Active Agents893
Time on Market66
Avg. Sale Price$352,000

Peabody

Active Agents854
Time on Market59
Avg. Sale Price$435,000

Norwood

Active Agents958
Time on Market69
Avg. Sale Price$490,000

Cambridge

Active Agents800
Time on Market56
Avg. Sale Price$805,000

Newton

Active Agents1,235
Time on Market75
Avg. Sale Price$1,030,000

Weymouth Town

Active Agents1,147
Time on Market68
Avg. Sale Price$410,000

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a top real estate agent do?
Top real estate agents have more local expertise, prepare in-depth market analyses, and have industry connections that you can’t find by yourself. They know your neighborhood like the back of their hand and use their market knowledge to sell your home faster than the average agent and for money.
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What should you look for when interviewing a real estate agent in Boston?
When you sell a house, your real estate agent becomes your business partner, financial advisor, and emotional support system. It’s crucial to partner with someone you trust, so make sure you’re looking for an agent who can answer all of your questions with confidence during the interview. During this process, you want to get to know the agent’s business and find out how well they know the area. You’re listening for things that signal experience, expertise in your community, and workload. Selling a home takes an enormous amount of work, so you need an agent who’s got a plan for prep, pricing, and marketing and who is ready to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
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How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in Boston?
Our data shows that the top 5% of listing agents sell homes for as much as (+9%) more than the average real estate agent. A great agent makes a difference when you buy a house, too: We’ve found that the top 5% of buyer's agents on average save their clients 2.5% more on their home purchase. So, whether you’re in the market to find your dream home or sell your house at a great price, the right agent matters. We encourage you to connect with a top real estate agent if you’re buying or selling a home in Boston, MA.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Boston?
The best window to contact an agent to sell your home is anywhere from three to six months in advance of your list date. When you start the search for an agent several months before hitting the market, there’s plenty of time to find the best agent, make key renovations, and market your home effectively, all of which are essential steps in selling your home for a great price. You can also hire an agent based on the best time to sell in Boston to take advantage of seasonal and cyclical trends in the market. The right time to hire a real estate agent depends on the temperature of the housing market. For example, the best time to sell in Boston is in May. And since it takes around 3 months to close on a home, you should list in February. We recommend that you hire a real estate agent as soon as you're thinking of selling your home. Generally speaking, that's anywhere from 3 to 6 months prior to your desired move date.
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What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in Boston?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a Boston real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Boston to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Boston real estate agent and will only introduce you to the top performing agents. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. To give you the best object recommendations, we consider things like: how fast a real estate agent sells, how many properties they work on, how much money they save or earn their clients, and what cities and neighborhoods they specialize in. You can trust that we’ll match you with the right agents for your needs.
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