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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 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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Condo Transactions
10
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11
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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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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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Condo Transactions
26
Single Family Home Transactions
23
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • 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
20
Single Family Home Transactions
29
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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John Popp
Keller Williams Realty
About John

John is a real estate agent with Re/max Best Choice in Natick, Massachusetts and has been in the real estate business for 17 years. John has completed transactions in several areas including Natick, Framingham, Cochituate, Wayland, Sudbury, Waltham, Boston and Wellesley. HomeLight ranks John as one of the top 1% of agents in Natick & Framingham for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 16% of agents who sell homes fast. Our database shows that John has completed 313 transactions since 2009, representing the buyer in 60% of those transactions and the seller in 40% of them. John has transacted in Framingham more than any other area helping to buy or sell 77 homes including a 4 bedroom, 2.0 bathroom single family home at One Samuel Path on August 04, 2014 which sold for $940,000 and a 4 bedroom, 3.0 bathroom single family home on June 08, 2016 which sold for $477,000.

Single Family Home Transactions
15
Condo Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • 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
2
Condo Transactions
13
Single Family Home Transactions
12
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • 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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About Lisa

My team, Bentley's earned the position as the #160th team in the Entire United States in 2017 - We are #1 in our market. My personal achievements include me as one of the Top 3% of ALLAgents Nationally since 2011. I am frequently called upon to speak at panel events and seminars regarding a variety of topics like modern marketing methods, proper pricing strategies, social media marketing and effective negotiation techniques. Wondering what the value of your property is in today's market? Contact me for a personalized market analysis. My marketing expertise has helped me earn a reputation for handling timely, top dollar sales in the Andovers, Merrimack Valley and surrounding areas. Preparing to pick the perfect place to call home? Search here to get an idea of what's out there but be sure to contact me directly as well. I have

Condo Transactions
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Single Family Home Transactions
29
TIC Transactions
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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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Find your perfect real estate agent in Waltham

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

Waltham's top 3% of real estate agents save buyers 5.5% more on home purchases and help sellers make $39,413 more on their home sales when compared to the average agent. Top real estate agents in Waltham also work 620 transactions, which is 1.7x more than the average in the area.

Top Seller's Agents

The top 3% of seller's agents in Waltham sell 1.7x more homes in the same area as an average agent. They also make 5.8% more on their clients' home sales.

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Days on Market
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Top Buyer's Agents

Top buyer's agents in Waltham save their clients $47,781 on their new home. Buyer's agents in Waltham buy 1.7x more houses than the average agent.

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Homes Purchased / Yr

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

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
4.8 stars

Top real estate agents in Waltham score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Waltham agent who scores only 4.8 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Waltham 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 Waltham neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Waltham, top agents are frequently doing deals in North Waltham, South Side, and Piety Corner.

North Waltham

Active Agents486
Time on Market88
Avg. Sale Price$479,845

South Side

Active Agents447
Time on Market91
Avg. Sale Price$392,593

Piety Corner

Active Agents448
Time on Market103
Avg. Sale Price$457,828

Find top real estate agents in cities near Waltham, 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

Quincy

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

Lowell

Active Agents2,015
Time on Market64
Avg. Sale Price$339,000

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How is my mortgage rate determined?
Mortgage rates are a pretty complex business with many different factors influencing the rate you’re offered on a given day. Some of these factors are outside your control, like economic data and market forces. Other factors that lenders look at are based on your financial history and the details of your home purchase, including:
  • Your income and credit profile
  • Down payment amount and cash reserves
  • Any other assets
  • Property location and type
  • Loan type
  • Type of interest
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What’s the difference between fixed-rate and adjustable-rate?
A fixed-rate mortgage means your rate and mortgage payment will remain the same throughout the life of the loan (though your taxes and insurance can go up over time). With an adjustable rate mortgage, you start out with a lower introductory rate for a period of time and after that period ends, your rate adjusts with the market periodically.
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How do I evaluate lenders and choose the right one?
If you’re looking to save money on your mortgage, it’s important (and easy!) to do some comparative rate shopping. Getting five quotes can knock an average of 0.166% off your rate, and it only takes a few minutes. Here’s how to do it: Reach out to five prospective lenders and make sure to have the following information on hand: the home’s purchase price, your down payment amount, and your estimated credit score. Pro tip: Make sure to request a closing cost breakdown so you can see what kind of lender fees each company charges. Lender fees are one of the biggest ways buyers are surprised by higher mortgage costs than they prepare for. Once you’ve got your lender quotes, it’s time to crunch some numbers and compare:
  • Rates
  • Lender-specific fees (examples: origination fee, application fee, credit report fee, broker fee, rate lock fee, points)
  • APR
These three pieces of information should give you good context for comparing lenders. Though keep in mind, rate isn’t the whole story. Your lender should meet your other needs too. Are they communicative and do they get back to you quickly? Do they have a strong presence in your local market? Perhaps they boast some of the fastest closing timelines in your area? Don’t be afraid to ask questions and feel out different communication styles before landing on a favorite.
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How do I get the lowest rate? Is the lowest rate always best?
The lowest rates are typically reserved for the buyer with strong finances, a credit score of 740 or higher, and a down payment of at least 20%. Of course, most buyers don’t tick all those boxes. To get the lowest rate possible, improve your credit score, make a larger down payment, and keep your debt-to-income ratio low. And don’t skip shopping around for rates! But what if you’re nowhere near a 20% down payment, or your credit score isn’t quite where you’d like it to be? Talk to a lender. You might be more ready to buy a home than you think. Sometimes waiting to improve your situation so you can score a lower rate isn’t worth it, especially when home prices are escalating faster than what most buyers can save. Plus, low rates aren’t guaranteed — market forces could send them climbing at any time.
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Should I look at APR or rate? What’s the difference?
APR is the total cost of financing your home. It’s your base mortgage rate plus any lender fees and finance charges on your loan. Because APR factors in lender fees, it’s typically a better, more all-inclusive indicator of your loan costs than looking at rate alone.
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Why does a 15-year fixed mortgage have a lower rate than a 30-year?
APR stands for annual percentage rate. With a 15-year loan, you’re only paying interest for 15 years instead of 30, so you’ll enjoy a lower rate and pay significantly less interest over time. That said, your monthly payments will be much higher with a 15-year loan, because you’re paying off that balance in a much shorter time frame. Most buyers opt for a 30-year fixed loan so their monthly payments are more affordable.
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What’s the deal with points and credits?
Points allow you to “buy down” your mortgage rate by prepaying some of your interest. Usually, one discount point costs 1% of the loan amount and lowers your interest rate by 0.25%. Some lenders also offer credits, where you can pay a higher rate in exchange for cash to cover some of your closing costs. Credits are considered negative points, and a 0.25% increase in rate will usually give you 1% of your loan amount in cash to offset closing costs.
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What mortgage terms do I need to know?
  • Mortgage rate: Your mortgage rate is the interest you pay on your home loan.
  • APR: Your APR is the interest you pay on your home loan plus lender and financing fees, all rolled into one all-inclusive rate.
  • Fixed-rate mortgage: A fixed-rate mortgage has the same mortgage rate over the entire loan term and the payment amount never changes (except taxes and insurance can go up over time).
  • Adjustable-rate mortgage: An adjustable-rate mortgage features a lower introductory rate for a period of time, followed by periodic market rate adjustments.
  • Monthly payment: Your monthly mortgage payment is the amount you pay each month for your home loan, typically including principal, interest, taxes, and insurance.
  • Principal: Principal is the initial loan amount.
  • Interest: Interest is what the lender charges you to borrow money.
  • Points: Points allow you to lower your mortgage rate by paying the lender some interest upfront.
  • Closing costs: Closing costs are the fees you pay to close on your new home. They include lender fees and other third-party fees like property taxes, title insurance, and escrow.
  • Rate lock: Most lenders offer the opportunity to lock in your rate for period of time — typically between 30 and 90 days — while you close on your new home.
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