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Top Brookline real estate agents

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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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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
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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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Single Family Home Transactions
11
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10
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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
6
TIC Transactions
0
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  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Eric Glassoff
Coldwell Banker
About Eric

I especially enjoy working with first time home buyers that need that extra attention and guidance through the home buying/selling process. Whether you are a first time home buyer/seller or an experienced buyer/seller, I can offer you help researching comps, knowing the subtle nuances about the buildings and the area, finding out about school systems, helping to neogtiate a selling or buying price, refer you contractors, mortgage brokers or real estate attorneys as well as helping you negotiate after the home inspection. These are just some of the tasks I will help you with. Also, our working relationship doesn't stop there. I will always be available for any questions or phone calls even after you have completed your home purchase or sale. I serve the entire Boston Massachusetts real estate market including the surrounding communities such as Brookline, Newton, Back Bay, South End, Beacon Hill, Brighton and surrounding Greater Boston areas.

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"Can I give this guy 10 stars???!!! Eric came highly recommended by a family member, and she was righ..."

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Condo Transactions
20
Single Family Home Transactions
11
TIC Transactions
0
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  • Top Producer 2019
  • 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
0
Single Family Home Transactions
2
Condo Transactions
2
Achievements
  • 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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Single Family Home Transactions
3
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Paul Shao
RE/MAX Executive Realty
About Paul

Paul Shao leads the Shao Realty Group at RE/MAX in helping home buyers and sellers with their real estate needs. He uses a team approach to selling real estate and excels in communication, customer service, negotiations, and accurate pricing analysis for the home your are buying or selling. Paul has been a licensed Realtor since 1997. He is originally from Princeton, NJ where his family owned and operated a successful real estate company for over 25 years. After coming to Massachusetts to complete his studies Boston University, he continued his real estate career and has since helped hundreds of families buy and sell properties throughout Boston and Greater Boston. Paul specializes in Residential Sales and Real Estate Investments and services communities all around Boston in Middlesex, Suffolk, and Norfolk counties. He has expertise and over 40 communities around Greater Boston and he is able to give you the best possible advice based on his vast market knowledge and is able to bring buyers and sellers together from all over the community. Experience: - 20+ years as a license real estate professional. - Sales in 40+ communities around Boston and Greater Boston - Consistently helps 35+ families a year buy/sell their homes. - Ranks in the top 10% of realtors across the country. - Certified Real Estate Investment Specialist (CIAS) - Professionally coached and trained weekly by MFO, the world's #1 real estate trainer - Paul's Average Days on Market is 21 days to find a buyer for the homes that he sells. - Paul's Average List Price to Sales Price Ratio is 100% which means he can price homes accurately and effectively. - In the past 2 years, Paul has closed over 70 homes working with 60% sellers and 40% buyers - Paul's 60+ online Zillow testimonials can be found on his Zillow Profile

Townhome Transactions
2
Single Family Home Transactions
14
Condo Transactions
13
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  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Barbara Hakim
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Newton - Centre St.
About Barbara

Barbara Hakim is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Newton - Centre St. in Newton, Massachusetts and has been in the real estate business for 29 years. Barbara has completed transactions in several areas including Newton, Boston, Brookline, Cochituate, Needham and Lexington. HomeLight ranks Barbara as one of the top 1% of agents in Newton for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 17% of agents who sell homes fast.

Single Family Home Transactions
9
Condo Transactions
5
TIC Transactions
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Michele Friedler
Hammond Real Estate REALTOR®, SRES®, CLHMS (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist)
About Michele

Consistently ranked as one of the most successful real estate agents in the Metro Boston communities, servicing Boston, Brookline, Chestnut Hill, Newton, Wellesley and Needham, Michele is known for her expert marketing strategies, attention to detail, and personalized service as an effective negotiator. A testament to her commitment of providing excellent service and full attention to the needs of her clients is evident by the loyal following Michele has maintained for nearly thirty years. Michele and her team work with their clients using creative methods to maximize the value of each property they sell. Whether it is advice on "staging" a home, helping to arrange for minor repairs or providing guidance through a large construction project, Michele and her team bring positive energy from beginning to end.

Single Family Home Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Brookline

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

Top real estate agents in Brookline, MA have 411.99 more transactions than average agents in the city and they tend move homes off the market in 59 days. The average Brookline real estate agent only moves 167 homes, and each of those stay on the market an average of 101 days. See how top Brookline agents compare on other metrics.

Top Seller's Agents

In contrast with the average Brookline real estate agent, the top seller's agents sell 283.29 more homes, close deals 41.94 days faster, and earn sellers an extra 5.0% on each home sale.

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Top Buyer's Agents

Top buyer's agents in Brookline help home buyers purchase 1.7x more homes when they're measured against the average real estate agent in Brookline. Top buyer's agents also save clients $70,397 on transactions.

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

Top Agents
4.4 stars
Avg. Agents
4.4 stars

Top real estate agents in Brookline score an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Brookline agent who scores only 4.4 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Brookline and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

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"We had a great experience with HomeLight. We chose one of the referred agents who turned out to be excellent. The bottom line is that our home was under contract within two weeks. Thank you HomeLight!"

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HomeLight Client

"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 Brookline neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Brookline, top agents are frequently doing deals in Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village, and South Brookline.

Coolidge Corner

Active Agents938
Time on Market90
Avg. Sale Price$848,745

Brookline Village

Active Agents641
Time on Market93
Avg. Sale Price$875,205

South Brookline

Active Agents499
Time on Market107
Avg. Sale Price$1,155,727

Find top real estate agents in cities near Brookline, MA

Boston

Active Agents3,908
Time on Market68
Avg. Sale Price$635,000

Framingham

Active Agents1,739
Time on Market64
Avg. Sale Price$460,000

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

Wilmington

Active Agents978
Time on Market65
Avg. Sale Price$470,000

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 Brookline?
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 Brookline?
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 Brookline, MA.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Brookline?
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 Brookline 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 Brookline 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 Brookline?
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 Brookline real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Brookline to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Brookline 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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