The largest city in New England and the 24th largest city in the United States, Boston is known for its history, culture, and education. The city has been recognized as one of America’s Best Cities for Foodies, America’s Most Playful Cities, America’s Healthiest Cities, and second best city in America for quality of life.
Boston’s charming historic neighborhoods, quaint suburbs, and beautiful homes are appealing to many New England home owners. That’s why Boston, historically a competitive market, continues to grow in 2016. Boston real estate experts are seeing higher sales in 2016 and home buying continues to be highly competitive, often involving bidding wars for popular homes.
In a highly competitive market like Boston, it’s invaluable to have the support of a qualified real estate agent you can trust. We’ve highlighted 15 of Boston’s leading real estate agents. These agents have years of experience, many satisfied clients, and the knowledge and skills needed to expertly navigate the Boston real estate market.
As each of the Boston real estate agents on our list are excellent, we’ve listed them without ranking order. We would like to know which one is the best, however. Please vote in our poll at the end of this article to let us know which Boston real estate agent you think is the best. Be sure to vote right away, as the poll closes in 30 days!
Miro Fitkova is broker and owner of Fitkova Realty Group. She has more than 15 years of experience in real estate as well as excellent industry recognition. Fitkova holds a number of real estate honors including membership in the National Association of Realtors and the Boston Real Estate Board, awards including Re/Max Outstanding Agent and Re/Max International Club Executive. She also holds the Accredited Buyers Representative designation. Fitkova is proud to offer dedicated customer service and excellent negotiating skills with her boutique real estate office. Clients call her an asset, saying she is sensitive, patient, and always searching for helpful information. They also appreciate her helpful communication and guidance throughout the purchase and sales process.
Broker and owner of Live in Luxury Real Estate Company, Pamela Cushing has served her real estate clients since 2003. Cushing is a native Bostonian with extensive knowledge of Boston and its neighborhoods, especially Midtown, Back Bay, and South Boston. Her approach to real estate is client centric, as she always makes the needs of her clients a top priority. Cushing specializes in the luxury market, often serving executives and high net worth individuals. Ultimately, her goal is to provide every client with the best service for a smooth and worry free transaction. Clients value her excellent negotiating skills, responsiveness, and knowledge in particular. They say she is highly professional and a pleasure to work with.
Jessica Later is a real estate agent with 11 years of experience. She leads the Jessica Later Team with Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty. She is passionate about Boston and all that it has to offer, particularly its neighborhoods, architecture, and history. Later works diligently to fulfill the desires of her clients and guide them through transactions with attention to detail. She has been honored as one of the top 10% of all Boston real estate agents and ranked in the top 5 agents in her Back Bay local office. Clients say she is relentless in helping them find the perfect place to live and delivers an excellent experience. They appreciate her as a great Realtor with patience, knowledge, and extremely helpful suggestions.
Norman O’Grady has more than 24 years of experience in real estate. He is the founder and owner of Prime Realty Group, leading associates with outstanding customer service. He is consistently named one of the top Realtors in the Allston-Brighton community due to his commitment to service. O’Grady is 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. He also holds the Certified Residential Specialist designation and holds the Graduate Realtors Institute designation. His clients say he is a pleasure to work with, knows the market better than anyone else, and makes the process smooth. They’re impressed with his innovative ideas, referrals, and ability to establish excellent long term relationships.
Linda Burnett is a real estate broker with more than 27 years of experience. She is a lifelong Boston resident and a Roslindale homeowner since 1995. She puts her clients first, serving them with respect and enthusiasm and going the extra mile to make sure buyers and sellers are informed, prepared, and well advised. Burnett is on the board for the Longfellow Area Neighborhood Association and is on the Speakers’ Bureau for Breast Cancer Action. Clients are amazed by her knowledge and experience, noting that she knows the market well and is invaluable in assisting with every little detail. They say she is there to answer every question and is very helpful, especially when the stakes are high.
Steven Cohen is a real estate agent with 33 years of experience. He is the leader of the Steven Cohen Team with Keller Williams. He specializes in Boston’s South End neighborhood and is an influential and active member of the community. Clients say Cohen and his agents are helpful and dedicated to making their home sale or purchase process as smooth as possible, even with no time to spare. They appreciate the excellent experience Cohen and his team offer — as well as the incredible results he is able to deliver for them.
Jane Reitz is an experienced Realtor and leader of the Reitz Realty Group. She has worked and lived in the Boston metro area for more than 15 years and has a background in home renovation and development. Reitz is committed to delivering professionalism, knowledge, superior negotiating skills, and consistent success. She is able to truly understand the needs and desires of her clients, simplifying the process and offering extensive information. With Reitz, clients don’t have to worry about obstacles or difficult negotiations, as she takes care of them all. Clients say Reitz and her team are highly knowledgeable, well connected, and show an excellent level of expertise. They appreciate her always helpful availability, communication, dedication, and patience.
Gary Dwyer is broker and owner of Buyer Agents of Boston. He has more than 12 years of experience and founded Buyer Agents of Boston in 2005 to dedicate his work to home buyers in downtown Boston and the greater Boston area. Dwyer serves first time buyers, seasoned investors, and every client in between with an excellent understanding of real estate and a no pressure approach. Dwyer is honored with a number of real estate designations including Certified Residential Specialist, Graduate of the Realtor Institute, and Accredited Buyer Representative. Clients call him a buyer’s best friend, citing his great service, excellent ability to answer questions quickly, and the knowledge he is happy to share. They also appreciate his connections and experience, especially in a highly competitive market.
Arthur Deych is owner and broker of Red Tree Real Estate. He has more than 11 years of experience in Boston. As owner of Red Tree Real Estate, he manages a team of 25 hard working agents guiding clients in some of the biggest investments of their lives. Deych is a seasoned broker, property developer, and property manager, giving him a unique insight into home renovations. He has a number of honors, including Broker of the Year, Re/Max Top 25 Brokers in New England, and a Certified Investment Specialist designation. Clients find him to be incredibly helpful and knowledgeable, and know they can count on him to deliver on his promises. They enjoy his responsiveness and appreciate his enthusiasm and ability to answer their questions quickly.
Sarah Glovsky is a senior sales agent with The Charles Realty. She has more than 15 years of experience in real estate. For more than a decade, she has specialized in selling real estate in downtown Boston and surrounding neighborhoods. She has sold millions of dollars of real estate in some of Boston’s most highly sought after neighborhoods including Back Bay, Beacon, Hill, Waterfront, and the South End. Glovsky is a Boston native and has a high level of knowledge of Boston’s neighborhoods. She has a commitment to customer service, working hard to meet the varying needs of each client to find them the perfect home. Clients say she delivers a great experience as she is quick to understand their needs and very helpful in navigating highly competitive markets. She is always available to them and works seamlessly in the Boston real estate network to meet their needs.
Ethan Goodrich is a real estate professional with more than eight years of experience. He is principal broker and CEO of Goodrich Residential. Goodrich built his company on integrity, loyalty, and great customer service. Since starting Goodrich Residential, he has completed more than 300 real estate transactions successfully. His strengths are his creative marketing, great customer service, and follow up skills. He delivers a keen attention to detail, superior customer focus, and a strong local presence. Clients say he is always on top of their needs and looks out for their best interests. They find him helpful, involved, and able to find them the right places in the right location with the right budget.
Maureen McElroy is broker and owner of Jamaica Hill Realty with more than 17 years of experience in real estate. She and her team are dedicated to providing clients with an excellent level of service. Jamaica Hill Realty is also dedicated to giving back to the community, donating more than $100,000 to charity to date. McElroy is a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, The National Association of Realtors, and the Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association. Clients find her to be helpful and patient with excellent experience and knowledge. They appreciate that she understands their needs and is extremely responsive at all hours.
Lou Gordon is president of Revolution Realty in Boston. He has more than eight years of experience in real estate. Since his start in real estate, he’s brokered deals in Fenway, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill, North End, and South End. Gordon is a Homes for Heroes affiliate in the Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Somerville, and Arlington areas. Clients say he is a pleasure to work with and seamlessly guides them through the real estate process. He is flexible, responsive, helpful, and able to make the process of real estate sales smooth and enjoyable.
Michael Olin is a real estate consultant with Vanguard Realty. He has more than 13 years of experience, and has been ranked the top agent in total sales at Vanguard since 2012. He also holds the Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation. Vanguard is a locally owned and operated boutique brokerage with more than 1,000 transactions and $218 million in sales. Olin’s skills ensure a smooth, stress free transaction every time. Clients say he always makes time for them and quickly responds to their questions with helpful information and advice. They enjoy how he is able to guide them through the entire process and get them the best possible terms available.
Ruth Lerner is a real estate professional with more than 14 years of experience. She is proud to help people make great real estate decisions throughout the Boston area. Lerner works with home sellers, home buyers, and small portfolio investors in Boston. Offering insight on market trends, help with the mortgage and legal process, and guidance on income return and equity growth, Lerner delivers a superior real estate service. Clients point to her professionalism, responsiveness, and general accessibility as evidence of her excellence as a real estate agent. They say she eases their mind during stressful situations and works seamlessly to get them the results they’re looking for.
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