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Top Newton 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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Single Family Home Transactions
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  • 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!

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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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Brian Fitzpatrick
Coldwell Banker - Waltham
About Brian

Brian Fitzpatrick is truly dedicated to providing exceptional, professional and comprehensive real estate services to his valued clients. He is very astute and highly skilled in the Acquisition and Marketing of Residential, Luxury, New Construction and Investment Properties. Known for his comprehensive knowledge and experience in the Greater Boston real estate market, you may rely on Brian’s expertise and accurate assessment. Recognized for his integrity, insightful guidance and accurate assessment, Brian is committed to providing his clients with a truly impressive real estate experience. Brian excels at educating his clients and takes great care to accurately address and advise them with an informed and in-depth understanding of the current real estate market. Whether it’s establishing a marketing plan, showings for a property or a review of the technical points of the transaction, Brian works to ensure that his client’s needs are thoroughly attended to. Sellers greatly appreciate the targeted strategies he skillfully implements to clearly accentuate each property’s specific features to stand out in the market place. For buyers he provides close personal attention and will work tirelessly to identify just the right property that meets their budget and lifestyle requirements. Skillfully addressing his investors’ interest, he takes great care to analyze the investment potential of each property and is highly diligent in researching and providing them with the critical information needed to make thoughtful and balanced decisions. Brian adds value and a rich experience at every interaction. He is very thorough in providing constant communication about each important detail of the transaction and is always extremely attentive, accessible and responds promptly to his clients. Recognized as being exceedingly skillful in negotiating the extensive, contractual components of the transaction and delivering unparalleled results; Brian readily exceeds his clients’ expectations. His attention to detail, consistent follow through and determination to indulge his clients with first class service sets him apart. Brian is truly a highly dedicated professional who through his informed and insightful expertise provides an unprecedented depth of real estate representation. Contact Brian to serve you and your personal real estate interests.

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"Brian helped us find a home when we moved to the east coast from Seattle five years ago. He was pat..."

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23
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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.

Jennifer's reviews

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

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6
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  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Julie Gibson
Bowes Pennell & Thompson Real Living
About Julie

Julie Gibson is known in Arlington real estate as someone with energy and precision. She has lived in Arlington for the past eleven years and is attached to the people and the sense of community. Julie believes that Arlington has "the best of both worlds" in that Arlington is "so close to the vibrance of the city although still has the feel of a small town, with great schools to boot"! Julie is energetic, creative and enthusiastic. She transitioned to the real estate profession after working as a licensed social worker for many years. As a longtime homeowner in Arlington, she is very familiar with the housing stock, and diligently studies current market trends and ever changing bank policies. During her years as a social worker, Julie developed the necessary skills for identifying and prioritizing what people really want. Trust is a key element for a successful realtor/buyer or seller relationship—and Julie works hard to cultivate that, predominantly by being a careful listener with

Condo Transactions
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Single Family Home Transactions
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  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
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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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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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
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Condo Transactions
13
Single Family Home Transactions
14
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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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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.

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Find your perfect real estate agent in Newton

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

The 2,476 active real estate agents in Newton move 165 homes off the market in 100 days on average. Top Newton real estate agents move properties off the housing market 38.47 days faster than average agents.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller's agents, when compared again the average real estate agent in Newton, sell 1.8x the number of homes and sell them 38.47 days faster.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
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Top Buyer's Agents

The top real estate agents in Newton help buy 1.7x more homes than average agents in the same area. Top agents, on average, also save home buyers $75,827 during the buying process.

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Sale Price / List Price (%)
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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Newton, MA

Top Agents
4.4 stars
Avg. Agents
3.5 stars

Top real estate agents in Newton score an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Newton agent who scores only 3.5 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Newton and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

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James W.

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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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"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 Newton neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Newton, top agents are frequently doing deals in West Newton, Newton Corner, and Waban.

West Newton

Active Agents695
Time on Market101
Avg. Sale Price$963,812

Newton Corner

Active Agents580
Time on Market102
Avg. Sale Price$900,738

Waban

Active Agents361
Time on Market109
Avg. Sale Price$1,304,758

Find top real estate agents in cities near Newton, 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

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

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

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