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About Avi

My goal is to treat everyone how I would like to be treated. I am proud that my clients have given me five-star reviews, and I would love to provide you with five-star service. My approach is to be highly responsive, provide researched recommendations, and not to pressure you. Please contact me if you are considering buying or selling. I would welcome the opportunity to talk with you.

My unique combination of experiences and skills, and my absolute focus on my client's needs, is what helps me excel as a Realtor. My background includes service in the US Army, and work in marketing at General Electric. I studied history at Brandeis University, and went on to complete an MBA at MIT Sloan, where my studies included negotiations and marketing.

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How I'm different

There are many fine real estate agents, and it seems as if they all claim to care about their clients. I think actions speak louder than words. Here are commitments which set me apart:

  1. I don't practice dual-agency.* That's what it's called when one agent represents both the buyer and seller on the same transaction, and therefore keeps the whole commmission instead of splitting the commission with a buyer's agent. Most brokerages encourage it, but that practice creates potential conflicts of interest and leaves one or both sides without true representation. That's why, when I'm a listing agent for an on-market listing, I refer unrepresented buyers to another Realtor available to be their buyer's agent. It creates better outcomes.
  2. I use a reasonable, plain-English, buyer representation agreement, and am developing a reasonable, plain-English listing agreement too. The industry standard is a legalese-filled, tiny-print, sign-over-your-first-born agreement, and I think that's awful! I don't want to ask you to sign something that I wouldn't sign myself.
  3. I always use professional photographers to present my listings in their best possible light. It makes a difference, and I want all the cards stacked in my client's favor. I also provide interactive floor plans for all my listings. Not all agents do. And as new technology becomes available, I stay abreast of the developments, so that my clients don't have to worry about getting left behind.
*I make exceptions when it makes sense and is necessary to serve the client. For example, it's sometimes beneficial with off-market listings or non-residential transactions.

Of course, I do much more than that. Some other things you should know about me include:

  1. My listings get broad exposure with the widest distribution options. In addition to the 35,000+ participants on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), my listings are syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, Homes.com, Boston.com, HomeFinder.com, and many, many more. They even get shared with Waijule, a property site in China! The big brokerages have nothing on me.
  2. I'm proud of the many five-star reviews my past clients have given me, and think it's a reflection of how hard I work for them. In fact, many of my clients are referred by past clients. But you don't have to take my word for it; check out what people are saying: Yelp and Zillow.
  3. I'm a full-time, real estate professional. This is what I do. Did you know that as many as 80% or more of licensed agents are part-time, or do fewer than 1 transaction a year? I have more volume, which means more experience to leverage for you; of the ~650 agents that were at Century 21 North Shore in 2017, I was among the top 15. Buying or selling a home is a big deal, and you deserve a pro on your side.
  4. I have a unique combination of experiences and skills, which helps me excel in service of my clients. My background includes service in the US Army, and work in marketing at General Electric. I also earned an MBA from MIT Sloan, one of the top business schools in the world. My studies there included negotiations and marketing - skills that I use every day in service of my clients!
  5. I know this area like it's my own... because it is! I grew up in Massachusetts and have lived, studied, and worked around Greater Boston, including Cambridge, Boston, and Waltham. Now, I make my home in Brookline with my wife and growing family. This is my neighborhood, which means I love and promote it like a local. I am involved in the community and local organizations, including the Washington Square Minyan, American Legion Post 11, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 864.
  6. But most of all, my goal is to treat everyone how I would like to be treated. My approach is to be highly responsive, provide researched recommendations, and not to pressure you.

Selected Client testimonials

In the process of buying our first house with my wife (big deal as you can imagine), Avi has been amazing all the way, paying attention to every single details, taking care of them for us, being very pro-active and easy to reach. In fact we have been warned that buying a home would be stressful... Well, Avi made it a pleasure :) He's very well informed about neighborhoods and went above and beyond to make us feel at home even before all the paperwork was signed. I highly recommend Avi as an agent, he's professional and friendly.
- Remy G.
We absolutely loved working with Avi. He is very professional, very thorough and a pleasure to deal with. Not only he very quickly sold our condo but he made very valuable recommendations and helped us tremendously in every aspect of this very emotional sale. We wholeheartedly recommend Avi for all types of real estates transactions.
- Anastasia L.
I can't recommend Avi strongly enough. He knows the market intimately. He has great tools (which he built himself) to actually assess what is a good value, and why. He will walk you through every step of the way, and give you all the information you need to make good decisions. Lastly, Avi is as detail-oriented as they come, which is incredibly helpful in a typically complicated experience. Oh, he's also very responsive; I never had to wait for him to get back to me, and he always had thoughful answers and a good perspective.
- Rod L.
We have found Avi, and all I can say is that we were very lucky. Avi is, by far, the most reliable, trusted, professional and kind real estate broker that we've met. He listened carefully to all our requirements, found wonderful properties to show to us, and explained all that there was to know in a simple manner. He is inteligent, experienced, and clever. It was a pleasure working with him, especially after trying to work with some of the other brokers... To all of you who are looking for a home, Avi is your guy.
- Oshrit H.
I worked with Avi Kaufman when buying my home in Holden in 2005. My buying process was challenging because the seller (represented by a different realty firm) made some off-the-wall demands and then made dishonest moves as the process came to a close. Avi stuck by me the entire time, and worked extremely hard to resolve each issue. I couldn't have made it through without him. I love my house and I'm so grateful for Avi's work and dedication to make it a reality.
- Debbie H.
Avi Kaufman helped me and my then-fiance buy a condo in Arlington in 2008. He was a wonderful coach and cheerleader, and with his help we found a place to start our family. We had never bought a house before, so Avi started off by asking what we were looking for. He told us about the process of buying a house, and he gave us details about the local housing market. We discussed places to look and he helped us when we went to open houses. He counseled us as we made several unsuccessful offers, then acted quickly when the opportunity arose to get us our home. Avi had the experience to inform our decision and illuminate a process which, for us as with most people, is rare and obscure. Avi was reassuring and comforting, confident on our behalf, and we are very grateful for his guidance.
- Seth K.
Mr. Kaufman knows his trade. He is an excellent source of information especially at critical moments. He will tirelessly guide you through the entire home buying process and make you feel comfortable about your decision. I highly recommend Avi for anyone seeking to buy or sell property.
- Gene L.


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