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I'm a licensed real estate broker who takes a comprehensive approach to servicing my clients, fully understanding the importance of finding the right property that best fits the client's lifestyle, family, current and future goals. I have degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Concord Law School, and the University of Colorado.
I started in the business as a real estate investor myself. Having the mindset of an investor helps me understand the viewpoint of my clients as home owners, investors, and developers.
In addition to my experience in the residential markets of Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, Newton, Somerville, I also have extensive experience with business transactions. I'm a former technology management consultant and investment banker, having worked all over the US, parts of Asia, and Europe. I am also an avid athlete (rower, boxer, ice hockey, ski, volleyball), a certified scuba diver and have even gone sky diving, although I am a golfing hacker. You'll often find me listening to NPR or watching CNN or CNBC for business and financial market news.
HOW DOES ALL THAT RELATE TO HELPING YOU FIND A HOME? My Engineering background helps me understand the underpinnings of how things (inside/outside a home/building) works - my financial background helps me help you traverse the complex world of real estate finance (do you know the difference between warrantable and non-warrantable condos? you will need to if you plan to purchase a condo - I can explain it) - my legal background can help you avoid some painful and expensive mistakes.
I've closed over 300+ purchase and sale transactions over the past several years - everything from the lows, to the peaks of the market, and the rebound that we're currently in. This means that I've experienced just about every issue that one could ever expect in a transaction - and how to head it off before it becomes a real or bigger issue. Of course, as with Life, issues will "evolve", and my goals are to try to discover them a best and early as possible, to protect both my buyers and sellers - don't get me wrong, there will still be bumps along the road, but my goal is mitigate and minimize them for you.
Of course, before I get my clients into a transaction - it must first be negotiated. Those same 300+ transactions - many unique (and standard) solutions have been achieved for my clients. The definition of a "good deal" will mean different things to different people - it could mean the best price that takes into account a market inefficiency, or the best timing, or beating out the competition, or just the "right fit" for your circumstance - again, as with Life, it's not always perfect, but I will do my best and you can be confident about that. Having taken many negotiations classes and trainings in the past (MIT, management consultant, investment banker), certainly doesn't hurt as well - but nothing replaces my plethora of actual and practical experiences.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MBA - Finance  University of Colorado - BS Electrical Engineering  Concord Law School, Juris Doctor  Notary Public  Massachusetts Real Estate Brokers License  National Association of Realtors  Massachusetts Association of Realtors  Boston Association of Realtors MIT Alumni Club of Boston
SOME COMMON QUESTIONS I GET OFTEN AND MY ANSWERS. The way I answer them will give you an idea of how I operate. 
Q: WHAT AREAS ARE THE BEST TO PLACES TO LIVE? AND INVEST IN?
A: Different people like living in different areas. It comes down to your personality and likes/dislikes. I have clients that swear by their areas and wouldn't consider any other. I suggest you pick a neighborhood, find a coffee shop, and sit there watching people come and go - those people will be your neighbors if you lived there - can you see yourself enjoying the interaction and feeling at home? Do that for a variety of neighborhood that you can afford to live in. Consider distance to transportation, need for parking convenience, distance to work, friends, etc. Some clients need to be close to a subway stop and can give up parking, whereas others need specific subway lines, and others want proximity to the financial district, or will pay for a water view but give up space for it, etc. There is no one "goto" because everyone situation is different. Boston Magazine's website is also a great resource - with their annual best cities to live in, in their real estate guide. 
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Past Sales  

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Sell-side
09/10/2014
$412,088

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Buy-side
08/15/2014
$753,000

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Sell-side
08/14/2014
$606,000

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Buy-side
07/16/2014
$490,000

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Recent reviews

  
 

10/14/2013 - user4813945
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $375K in North Dorchester, Boston, MA.

Mac is wonderful! I cannot express how much Mac has helped me find my perfect home. I recently moved to Boston and was looking to buy the perfect house. Mac made sure to help me with the houses I looked into and was very knowledgeable of the areas. He was always there when I called and was happy to answer any question I had. He was happy to meet me for open houses every time and he never pushed a sale on me. He wanted to make sure that I was buying my dream house.

When I found the house, he gave me the information on who to contact for inspectors, mortgage lenders, and attorneys. This made the buying process very streamlined and easy. When we needed a though punchlist, Mac was able to provide one. He’s one tough negotiator and got a great price on our house.

During our walkthrough, Mac documented everything that needed to be fixed. He was there for the signing and made sure everything was done correctly. He followed up to see how I was doing after I bought my house.

I recommended Mac to my friends who are in the Boston area and want to buy a house. Mac is amazing!!! Very professional, knows the Boston area, and always puts in 110%

Thank you Mac!!!
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06/18/2013 - user1025841
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $375K in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA.

Mac was very responsive. Within a couple of hours he usually got back to me with the information I requested. Without him showing me the home on such short notice I would have never been able to make an offer in time. The only skill he seemed to lack was negotiation but I am not sure if he really had an opportunity to negotiate on my behalf. Overall, he is a good person to work with, and facilitates the offer process.  More Less 

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Response from Mac on 10/04/2013

Thank you for the kind words! It was a very rare instance (I don't expect to see one again any time soon) to find a foreclosed bank owned property in downtown Boston - and as was forewarned by me to you, banks sell these properties in "as-is" condition and do not negotiate - that was in my 10-page warning disclosure (in fact, I actually tell my clients to avoid these risky transactions, but I know you wanted it and saw the value) - we were one of many competitive offers, and as such, and in fact, I do not believe we were their first pick, but got lucky as their next fallback option - that required my persistence. I am happy though that you have a beautiful condo in the heart of Boston - enjoy and again congrats!!

 

  

06/05/2013 - user03444636
Bought a home in 2013.

Mac did a great job in finding us the right property in the area we were looking to purchase. He followed through on details and appointments and was very available to us. We highly recommend Mac...very flexible and easy to communicate with.He kept us posted on the necessary information with our purchase.  More Less 

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