My fiancée and I worked with Ethan on purchasing our home together and I cannot recommend him enough. 5 stars in every category can seem a bit unrealistic, but I can confidently say it's accurate. To outline each segment on our rating of Ethan: 1. Local knowledge - we had visited Newburyport a few times and knew a bit about the area, but he was able to give us a full rundown of the area and was able to share his knowledge to make sure we were in a spot that fit exactly what we were looking for. His insight into the area overall and the local market was very valuable in our selection. 2. Process expertise - with this being the first home either of us had purchased, we were a bit overwhelmed at that thought of all the work we needed to do in order to buy a home, but Ethan was with us every step of the way and made the full process as easy as could be and made sure we were clear on everything the process entailed. Working with Ethan made the process much less stressful than it could have been. 3. Responsiveness - Simply put, we were able to reach Ethan anytime we needed anything and he was also proactive in reaching out to us throughout the process as well. 4. Negotiation - The negotiation process was quick, easy, and Ethan helped us to get an accepted offer as a price we were comfortable with along with important items included in the deal that were crucial to the deal. More crucial in this aspect was ensuring that items negotiated in our deal were fulfilled and he really looked out for us to make sure our deal was executed as promised. He's a very friendly and pleasant guy to work with, but also no pushover and really fights for his clients. As a summary, I'd recommend Ethan to anyone looking for a new home or working with him in any capacity. He's someone that you really want in your corner and is not a realtor that tries to rush through the process just to collect a check. When the time comes for me to do another real estate transaction, I absolutely plan on working with Ethan again. Thanks again.
Ethan - and his support team, especially David - were life savers for my husband and I. We moved to the area and within a year were looking to buy even though we didn't know much (if anything) about the real estate market in and around Boston. Also, we were expecting within a few weeks of starting the search. Ethan and team were so good at working with us on our timetable to prepare for the search and purchase. We started with no idea about neighborhoods and ended with our dream house. Our search started before COVID hit, but we were quickly hit by the supply constraints with the pandemic. This led to crazy bidding wars and - given our impending addition to the family - we were getting desperate. Ethan made sure to keep us on track with our original needs (location, beds, baths, etc.) and budget even when we were willing to settle. I couldn't imagine a realtor telling us not to spend more on a home, but Ethan did just that based on his knowledge to make sure this was not only a good home for us, but Ethan also made sure the purchase would put us in a strong financial position. Throughout the process, Ethan and team kept us updated and reached out to make sure we knew any market updates / insights. To us, the communication and transparency made all the difference. We will highly recommend Ethan and team to those buying in the area.
My wife and I worked with Lisa this year to buy our first home, and we honestly couldn't have had a better, more wonderful experience! From day one, Lisa instilled an incredible amount of confidence that she would be our best advocate and partner throughout the entire process. She was patient with our first-time home buyer questions and always took to the time to dig into something with us when we needed it. She took the time to get to know us and what we needed in a home. She listened to our dreams, our concerns, and everything in between. And she ebbed and flowed with our journey as our tastes and preferences evolved throughout the process. She was also proactive but not overbearing, which was important to us. We needed the support but we also wanted the freedom to explore things on our own when we needed to. During the offer and buying process, she fought hard for us and helped navigate an insanely competitive market. Lisa is incredible... we're almost sad the process is over now (we miss talking to her each week)! We would recommend her to anyone buying a home in and around Boston, and she'll be our first call when/if we make another move (hopefully not too soon).
We chose Mae to sell our family home due to her knowledge of the housing market within Northeast Massachusetts. While growing up within a family of builders, Mae is a natural in answering any questions you may have regarding the sale or purchase of a property. She is truly a real estate professional. Her turnaround to any questions we did have averaged about 15 minutes by text. We were impressed. Being an out of state seller, we also required assistance with prepping the home for sale. Mae provided professional advice for our needs, her suggested vendors exceeded our expectations. We did visit our property before it was listed, we were thoroughly impressed with Mae and her Compass Realty team. I grew up on this land, the land had been in the family for 360 years, I felt comfortable with the choice I had made to list with Mae. Mae did go above and beyond to provide the best possible experience for our family. After the home was listed, we received 9 offers within the first week. The sale was quick and executed professionally. We would recommend Mae if you are selling or purchasing a home, or any of your other realty needs. Again, it was a pleasure working with Mae.
Lisa was by far the best realtor I've ever worked with! Moving from out of state presents its own challenges but Lisa was very quick and efficient with scheduling multiple showings in a day, so that I didn't feel like I was wasting my travel time back and forth to the area. She also had great local/neighborhoods knowledge which I appreciated as I wasn't as familiar with the more recently up and coming areas and the real estate trends. She communicated well throughout the whole process and is a great listener and knew and understood exactly what I was looking for. I don't think I would have found my perfect home if it weren't for Lisa. I had a quick timeline by which I wanted to move out of my old place, and so grateful that Lisa helped to move along the process so quickly and without significant delays. She even left me a nice champagne bottle and note after closing, a nice personal touch ! Lisa became more of a friend to me through the process rather than just a realtor. It was a breath of fresh air after having negative experiences in the past with other realtors. Thank you so much Lisa for helping me find my "checks all my boxes" home!
Ethan and his team were extremely helpful throughout the entire process of home buying. First time home buying is going to always be stressful because it is such a large commit. However, Ethan took the time to explain each step of the process as well as giving his import and feelings into each property under consideration. He always put our best interest in mind before his own and never once tried to convince us of the wrong property. Even during the difficult times of the pandemic, Ethan was not pushing bad properties on us. He was extremely candid in his opinions of a listing and tried to give us realistic expectations of possible household upgrades. We worked with him for several months(February-June) until we were able to find a suitable home, so we were not a quick and easy client to work with so to speak. Overall our experience with Ethan was wonderful and we would highly recommend him for anyone looking for a home within the Greater Boston Area. Not only for his personality but for his willingness and knowledge of the area to help find you the right home.
Ethan is an exceptional buyers' agent. I visited 15 homes with Ethan over ~6 months including in mid-winter, during COVID-19 and early summer. We saw everything from Downtown mid-rise luxury apartments to an historic standalone home from the 1800s in Bay Village. Prices ranged from ~$500K to ~$2.5M. Ethan was always on time, friendly, upbeat, knowledgeable, and genuinely fun to spend time with speed-walking from one showing to the next. Every other agent I mentioned Ethan to said he was great and I saw that first hand. Ultimately, I bought a $650K studio overlooking Boston Common at 151 Tremont St that I'm very happy with. Even though this was on the low end of the price ranges we looked at, Ethan spent just as much time and care supporting this purchase as he had demonstrated in conversations around and $2M options. His turnaround time was also great and I doubt I would've gotten the place without his quick work as there were two other competitive bidders who would've snapped it up otherwise.
Anne was an absolute dream to work with. At our first meeting, she came prepared with a thoughtful and extensive presentation deck covering all of the first time home buyer questions one could possibly have - it was then I knew she was going to be a perfect fit for me as a nervous and slightly uneducated first time buyer. She attended many open houses around Boston, and was always super responsive, knowledgeable and well prepared. She made the process so easy that we went from house hunting to under contract on our first home in less than a few weeks. We closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and despite the many roadblocks and detours this presented, Anne was always our biggest advocate and allowed us to close on time and without any significant disruption. Even after closing, Anne helped with a few loose ends and was always there to answer my questions. I could not recommend her highly enough - she’s a rockstar and there’s no doubt you want her on your side when buying a home.
My fiance and I were dealing with a flooded apartment which lead to a voided lease at our current residence. Needless to say, our sense of urgency for finding a new living situation was very high. I reached out to Sarah for one of her listings posted and not only did she responded immediately, she was able to work with our schedule for showings despite the fact that she was leaving for a long weekend. While being out of town, she was available for calls, sent our application over quickly and was in touch with the owner of the property within 24 hours. Our situation was not ideal and extremely stressful and Sarah made the process beyond easy and seamless. Even after our lease was negotiated and signed, she continued to check in about how the move went, etc. There's plenty of interesting characters in the real estate space, but Sarah was professional, transparent and thoughtful of our needs throughout. I highly recommend using Sarah for anything real estate related.
As first time home buyers, we could not have asked for a better experience than working with Ethan to buy our first home. We didn't know where to start when looking into using a real estate agent, but Ethan came highly recommended from a trusted friend so we knew were in good hands. Ethan went beyond our expectations and made the complicated process easy to understand. He was always just a call or text away to get a status update or answer one of our (many) questions. Ethan is extremely knowledgeable about the Boston real estate market and can give great advice on what aspects of a prospective home can bring value. He delivered nothing but the best and we even used a painter he recommended! Buying real estate is always stressful, and buying our first home at the height of COVID-19 was especially nerve-wracking, but Ethan was always so calm and collected. We would highly recommend Ethan and his team to anyone buying and/or selling in the Boston area!
Working with Sarah was a truly perfect real estate experience. From start to finish, Sarah put in overtime to really listen to what I was looking for and made all of my Cambridge apartment dreams come true. I gave her a tough list of criteria, and she was careful to create targeted searches and only show me places that she knew I would be interested in (as opposed to so many real estate professionals who will drag you anywhere!). Sarah helped me with every single step of the process with care, compassion, professionalism, and a respectful toughness that is critical in negotiation. I absolutely would not have found such an incredible place to live without Sarah's help and I will never look for a Boston area home again without Sarah's support and guidance. I would recommend her to anyone a million times over!
Ethan and his team recently helped me to buy my first home in Back Bay. I had no idea what to expect in buying my own place and was a little daunted by it all but Ethan helped me navigate the process every step of the way. He was responsive and timely in scheduling appointments. He felt like a partner in assessing the property - thinking through various pros and cons or potential renovations. He knows Boston neighborhoods well and sent me benchmarks to guide the offer price, and helped with other negotiations along the way. There are a lot of moving parts and players with a home purchase and Ethan helped bring everyone together in a way that saved me a lot of time and stress. The process was honestly really fun and now I have a beautiful new home.
Words cannot describe the positive experience I've had with Lisa. I've had the pleasure of both working with Lisa in a professional capacity and in a personal capacity, where Lisa helped me find a beautiful apartment to rent. In both roles, Lisa has been incredibly responsive and attentive, as if I was her only client. She made me feel special and answered all of my questions (no matter how small they were). Lisa went above and beyond to show me the same unit twice, when I couldn't quite keep up my mind. Working with Lisa feels more like a relationship and less like a transaction. Would highly highly recommend for anyone purchasing, renting or listing!
We were in a difficult situation in that we were moving from North Carolina to Boston during the pandemic. Not being able to visit and look at places created for a lot of obstacles up front, especially not knowing the area. We cannot express how grateful we are for getting in touch with Lisa and the effort that she put in to make everything so much easier. She was patient with our questions while we tried to understand each little area of Boston. Once narrowing in she bridged the gap between us and the apartment complexes. We really don't believe we would have been were we are without the help of Lisa. Thank you.
We are a first time home buyer and lucky we got to know Rami from one of the real state websites. He was so knowledgeable , very patient and helpful finding a house that we were looking for. Within a 3 months periods while housing market was so hot and really difficult to find houses he managed to find a house for us. We still reach out to him if we need any help with house related, always responses to us promptly . Me and my husband are so grateful to have him as our real estate agent and I am very positive that anyone who would seek for his help find a dream house will never regret. Highly recommended!
Rami helped me out with the purchase of my apartment. Being a first time home buyer, I have zero clues on the extensive procedures involved. Rami guided me through the whole process, including researching the home price, getting a pre approval letter, getting a home inspection, putting in/negotiating an offer, closing, even renovating the apt… His "hand-holding" really makes the whole process much much simpler. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. If you looking at buying or selling your house, I highly recommend Rami Mitias.
Sarah helped us get our dream apartment. Responsiveness is important when looking for an apartment, and Sarah was nothing but helpful and timely with her responses making the process less stressful. I recommended Sarah to a bunch of other college students, and they all have had great success with her. I am living in a two-bedroom (with three people) and Sarah was helpful in negotiating this deal with our landlord. Overall, our process was smooth, successful, and quick and I recommend her to anyone searching in the Boston area.
Ethan made our home buying process extremely easy during a very competitive time. This was our first time buying a home and he couldn't have been more helpful with the whole process start to finish. He was extremely knowledgeable about pricing and negotiations. While viewing the homes he always had such great insight on various features (good and bad) and ROI opportunities. We always felt like we could completely trust what he had to say. I would highly recommend Ethan for anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
I can't say enough great things about Kaitlin. I was a first time home buyer and she made this a very easy process. I bought during the Covid quarantine and even during the strange times, she made me feel 100% confident throughout the process. She gave great advice, she was very patient and had answers for my million questions, introduced me to resources along the way and made what could have been a nerve wracking process an enjoyable one.
Hands down would recommend Kaitlin to all of my friends and family. As a first time home buyer, she professionally, patiently, and expertly helped me navigate the process. She is incredibly responsive and made herself available whenever needed. From setting up the original viewing, inspection, and everything in between it was as smooth of a process as possible. We now have the home of our dreams because she helped make it happen.
Well, ya never know, we ended up with Rami via a cold Zillow call, basically a means to an end. But man, is this guy is good. Experienced, even-tempered, calming, smart, savvy, can parallel park a car with virtually no clearance, and a very nice fellow. I would not hesitate to recommend Rami to any players in the Boston real estate market--he is the real deal and you will appreciate all he brings to the table.
We had a great experience with Kaitlin! As first time home buyers, the process was completely new and we had a lot of questions. Kaitlin was very knowledgeable and patient when helping us through such an important decision. She was always extremely responsive to all of our needs and able to make what could have been an overwhelming process, fun and exciting instead. We would definitely recommend!
We highly recommend Lisa. We live out of state, but still own our condo in Southie. For the first time in nearly 10 years, our tenants did not re-sign their lease and we found ourselves with an empty condo in the middle of a pandemic. We had no idea what to expect, but Lisa had it listed and rented in less than a week. She was incredibly patient, helpful and we're so thankful for all she did.
Sarah was amazing throughout the entire process of purchasing our new home. We began the home search in the beginning of the pandemic and suburban home prices were on the rise. Sarah was efficient in helping us get our offer accepted and very responsive. We are so thankful that during a challenging time, Sarah made the process so easy.
Mae was so helpful in helping me find a new home to rent. She was so responsive to my many many questions, it honestly felt like I was her only client. She was awesome. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a home in Boston.
Incredibly responsive and knowledgeable. Very professional, will help you through the entire process of identifying a location, buying a house, and everything that goes with that. I can't recommend Ethan and his team highly enough.
I cannot say enough about Anne She’s the best. She’s incredibly responsive and her expertise on the Boston area was invaluable to me as I ventured into the Boston/Cambridge market with an agent for the first time.
David was an absolute joy to work with. He was extremely personable. He was quick to respond to questions, extremely Knowledgeable and hard working. He made this purchasing adventure super easy. 10 out of 10.
Rami is very helpful, always looking to do the best for his clients and and always prepare to take care of the clients needs. I recommend Rami for buy/rent your next home you won’t be disappointed.
Kaitlin was helpful from start to finish of the process. She made herself available when needed for showings and was quick to respond on our questions (we were first time home buyers).