If you want an advocate, teammate, and guide on your home buying or selling journey, you've come to the right place. I am highly responsive, listen to you, provide researched recommendations, and demonstrate respect with a no-pressure approach. In addition to years as a real estate broker, my background includes service in the US Army, award-winning marketing work at General Electric, and innovative web development. I hold a BA from Brandeis University, and an MBA from MIT Sloan, where my studies included negotiations and marketing. I am the broker and co-founder of Accent Realty, a local, independent brokerage with global reach.
Fantastic to work with. Super helpful. Very knowledgeable. Didn't pressure us at all. Gave us great advice, lots of which we hadn't thought of. Super responsive. Very quick on email and text. Had great banking and lawyer partner referrals. Ten out of ten stars!
House Buyer Closed Apr '22 404 Metropolitan, Boston, MA $667K • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1224 Sq. Ft.
Very professional, extremely attentive and responsive, fantastic communication every steps of the way, and super friendly. We were under tight deadlines and needed all sorts of arrangements. Avi just makes things happen the right way. Basically, you never experienced “Above & Beyond” until you work with Avi.
House Seller Closed Aug '21
1 Farwell St, Natick, MA
$780K • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1680 Sq. Ft.
Avi is a remarkable real estate agent. Avi works hard and gives his best for his clients. He is very thoughtful about his clients' needs and wishes, and helping find a great home, and he is thorough in his work, and superbly ethical. I have been very grateful to Avi for his guidance, wisdom, and terrific interpersonal diplomacy and skills. Avi is a gem!
Condo Buyer Closed Aug '21
195 Davis Ave #3, Brookline, MA
$1.3M • 5 Bed, 2 Bath, 1912 Sq. Ft.
Avi is highly skilled, professional and resourceful. His experience and knowledge guided me towards making decisions that were right for me. His patience, understanding and prompt communication made it a pleasure to work with him. I felt valued and heard while working with Avi. I would highly recommend Avi and would also recommend reading his book “Home Sweet Home: A Guide for Massachusetts Home Buyers”.
Condo Buyer Closed Jun '21
15 Colliston Rd #9, Boston, MA
$392K • 1 Bed, 1 Bath, 546 Sq. Ft. • 1st Time Buyer
Bent over backwards to help us make our buying process as smooth as possible. A wonderful font of knowledge re the real estate market and highs and lows to watch out for. Also really friendly and sincere in his interactions with us. Would use him again in a second for my next purchase
Condo Buyer Closed Apr '21
106 Heritage Dr #106, Whitinsville, MA
$190K • 2 Bed, 1 Bath, 966 Sq. Ft.
We recently sold a house with Avi Kaufman and found working with him to be a very positive experience. From our first meeting when we were shopping around for a Real Estate Broker through the closing, Avi always came prepared and was very positive. He arrived at the first meeting with a preliminary comparative market analysis in hand and as he toured the house his comments were realistic and constructive. Later that week we sat down for a second meeting (even though we had yet to decide on a broker) and did a more thorough analysis. Though the numbers weren't exactly what we were hoping for, we appreciated the straightforward manner in which he delivered his findings and the fact that he had "done the math" to back up his assessment. When it came to marketing he demonstrated the same diligence. He outlined a strategy and we felt fully informed the whole way. The house was sold "as is" with a full inspection report. He absorbed the findings from the report and was well prepared for the questions that came up during the house tours. It was a busy weekend with a great deal of interest, and he stayed available and added time for repeat appointments. The marketing was a success and we received multiple offers above the asking price. As we dealt with the offers, Avi patiently explained what each criteria meant and was very helpful explaining the process. Avi stayed on board through the P&S and ultimately the closing, serving as a calm and rational sounding board as those few inevitable tense moments came and went. He was very responsive throughout the process and we always felt that he was doing his absolute best for us. It is a pleasure to give him the highest recommendation.
House Seller Closed Jul '20
168 Tremont St, Newton, MA
$760K • 5 Bed, 2 Bath, 2149 Sq. Ft.
Avi expertly navigated finding us our first home during a global pandemic. He’s extremely knowledgeable, professional, and a nice guy. He felt like a friend working to get the best for us. Highly recommend!
Townhome Buyer Closed Aug '20
19 Haverford St #19, Jamaica Plain, MA
$980K • 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath, 1535 Sq. Ft. • 1st Time Buyer
Always available, patient, thorough, knowledgeable, kind and prompt.
House Seller Closed Mar '20
6 Surrey Rd, Newton, MA
Avi was a wonderful agent who was a great help at every step of the home buying process. Every referral that Avi made - whether it was for lawyer, contractor, mortgage lender - was exceptional. Avi is a true professional who cares deeply about his customers, I would highly recommend him.
Condo Buyer Closed Jul '20
197 Fayerweather St #1, Cambridge, MA
$805K • 2 Bed, 1 Bath, 1144 Sq. Ft. • 1st Time Buyer
Avi was exactly the guide we needed on this home buying adventure we decided to go on.
House Buyer Closed May '20
17 Oak St, Wayland, MA
$675K • 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath, 1955 Sq. Ft. • 1st Time Buyer
Avi was very thorough and effective at every step of the process. This is our first time buying so we do not know how a typical experience is like, but we hit several little problems along the way and every time Avi did a great job getting us through.
Condo Buyer Closed Jan '20
$835K • 2 Bed, 1 Bath, 1331 Sq. Ft. • 1st Time Buyer
Avi was extraordinary—always available, incredibly helpful and knowledgeable, and just an all around professional. He made the entire process straightforward and painless, and I could not recommend him more highly. I look forward to working with him again in the future.
Condo Seller Closed Nov '19
41 Park St #205, Brookline, MA
$720K • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1162 Sq. Ft.
I worked with Avi for buying a home recently. Avi is extremely helpful in the past 3 months. I am a first time buyer and Avi helped me at every step and I learnt quite a bit about the whole purchasing process. Avi provided me with a great connection with different parties involved in the home buying, from mortgage lender to closing attorney. Everyone Avi recommends is a pleasure to work with. Avi really made the home purchasing process simpler and better for me.
Condo Buyer Closed Oct '19
$690K • 2 Bed, 1.5 Bath, 1171 Sq. Ft. • 1st Time Buyer
Avi was incredible in every way and we couldn’t have done it without him. He’s super knowledgeable about RE transactions, always responded immediately, and helped us find great lawyers, inspectors, loan officers etc. He was fantastic and I would strongly recommend him.
House Buyer Closed Sep '19
30 Haven St, Dover, MA
$1.27M • 5 Bed, 3 Bath, 4144 Sq. Ft. • 1st Time Buyer
When I decided to list my home I interviewed several brokers. In the end, I chose Avi because he seemed so involved and interested in the success of this transaction from the beginning. My gut was correct. Avi is the ultimate professional advocate for the clients he represents. I was across the country most of the transaction and he had my back without question or hesitation. Even though I was in California he handled the small as well as the big details. I could go on and on, but I will simply say, BEST broker I have ever used. Highly recommend!
Condo Seller Closed Jul '19
27 Harvard Ave #3, Brookline, MA
$1.02M • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1241 Sq. Ft.
Extremely knowledgeable, honest, caring. Couldn’t ask for more.
Condo Seller Closed Nov '18
119 Crowninshield Rd #119, Brookline, MA
$735K • 1 Bed, 1 Bath, 1037 Sq. Ft.
Avi is great to work with and very responsive to our needs!
Condo Seller Closed Nov '18
19 Winchester St #404, Brookline, MA
$620K • 1 Bed, 1 Bath, 698 Sq. Ft.
Avi has been fantastic to work with! He really understood what we were looking for and worked hard to make sure we were comfortable throughout the process. We would highly recommend him!!
Condo Buyer Closed Oct '18
7 Beals St #1, Brookline, MA
$1.25M • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1715 Sq. Ft.
Highly responsive and transparent about everything. All the advice he's given has been wise and paid off well in our purchase. He is well networked too.
Condo Buyer Closed Aug '18
$689K • 2 Bed, 2.5 Bath, 1667 Sq. Ft.
Avi was a great realtor to work with. He has great communication skills and helped us understand the entire home purchasing/ownership process. He walked us through every step of the way and had great referrals for everything else we needed.
Condo Buyer Closed Jul '18
248 Amory #1, Boston, MA
$753K • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1975 Sq. Ft. • 1st Time Buyer
Avi is incredibly diligent, responsive and caring. He was patient and helpful in our house hunt always going above and beyond to get us answers to our questions and taking the time to walk us through the process.
Condo Buyer Closed Jun '18
$851K • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1181 Sq. Ft. • 1st Time Buyer
Avi is by far the best real estate we've ever used. He is calm, kind, knowledgeable, and really listens. That said, when he needs to be assertive, he is, in order to make that deal happen. That balance of laidback and assertive is so rare! Highly recommend!
Condo Buyer Closed May '18
344 Tappan St #3, Brookline, MA
$1.2M • 4 Bed, 2.5 Bath, 2558 Sq. Ft.
Avi is an incredible agent. He was highly referred to us from a good friend and met our very high expectations. He is professional, very organized, very personable, and just a joy to work with. He helped us get a great price for our old house and also helped us buy a great new house. He took care of all details from start to finish and made the process easy. Couldn't recommend him highly enough!
Condo Buyer Closed May '18
109 Francis St #109, Brookline, MA
$1.7M • 5 Bed, 3 Bath, 2807 Sq. Ft.
We have already recommended Avi to our friends and will continue to do so! He's diligent, professional, reliable, fair and level-headed. We were particularly impressed with his data-driven approach to understanding the market.
Condo Seller Closed Jun '18
11 Revere St #2, Jamaica Plain, MA
$730K • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1434 Sq. Ft.
Avi was professional, attentive, and supportive from the start of the search through the close. He is very knowledgable and organized and talked us through each step of the process. I would highly recommend him and would certainly use him again!
Condo Buyer Closed Jul '17
408-r Putnam Ave Unit 408r, Cambridge, MA
$876K • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1177 Sq. Ft. • 1st Time Buyer
Avi paid good attention to detail and helped us navigate the complex real estate market in Boston. He used market data to help us set a good price for the house that we were selling. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor!
Multi-Family Home Seller Closed May '17
273-275 Parker Hill Ave, Boston, MA
$1.08M • 5 Bed, 2 Bath, 2808 Sq. Ft.
Avi Kaufman was wonderful to work with. Before we had our offer accepted in Brookline, we had placed another offer on a condo in Cambridge, which was not accepted. Avi was very attentive through both of these processes, helping us to jump through the many hoops required when trying to place competitive offers in this market. He was always calm, attentive and knowledgeable, and made himself very available to us. I highly recommend working with Avi to sell and buy your home!
Condo Buyer Closed May '17
38 Kilsyth Rd #31, Brookline, MA
$630K • 2 Bed, 1 Bath, 987 Sq. Ft.
Avi is professional, hard-working, and repeatedly went the "extra mile." He is not pushy; his goal was our happiness with realistic expectation.
Condo Seller Closed May '17
83 Thorndike St #83, Brookline, MA
$1.38M • 4 Bed, 2.5 Bath, 2113 Sq. Ft.
Avi helped us navigate the challenging process of selling our townhouse in Brighton and buy our "forever home" at the same time. His recommendations were well-researched and thought-out, and he presented options in a clear, helpful way. In preparation for listing, he very thoroughly went through our house and gave us a list of recommendations, and he arranged professional photos that made our home look amazing. The first buyer backed out when their mortgage fell through, but Avi made a new plan with us, and despite less interest from buyers the second time, he found a new buyer, at full price! He also was great at guiding us through sometimes tense negotiations with calm advice. Also, he was very responsive and available for our calls and texts. We first starting talking to Avi about moving almost a year before we listed, and from start to finish we felt like he was with us every step of the way.
Townhome Seller Closed Apr '17
139 Nottinghill Rd #2, Brighton, MA
$638K • 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath, 1448 Sq. Ft.
We trust and highly recommend Avi. He helped us navigate the challenging process of selling our home in Brighton and buy our "forever home" at the same time. His recommendations were well-researched and thought-out, and he presented options in a clear, helpful way. In preparation for listing, he very thoroughly went through our house and gave us a list of recommendations, and he arranged professional photos that made our home look amazing. The first buyer backed out when their mortgage fell through, but Avi made a new plan with us, and he found a new buyer, at full price! He also was great at guiding us through sometimes tense negotiations with calm advice. Also, he was very responsive and available for our calls and texts. We first starting talking to Avi about moving almost a year before we listed, and from start to finish we felt like he was with us every step of the way.
Townhome Buyer Closed Apr '17
158 Crafts St #158, Newton, MA
$955K • 4 Bed, 3.5 Bath, 3000 Sq. Ft.
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Here is a sampling of homes my clients have bought or sold.
118 Mason Ter, Brookline.
$2,425,000 on 7/25/19
27-31 Cypress St, Brookline.
$1,950,000 on 5/4/18
109 Francis St, Brookline.
$1,700,000 on 5/24/18
19 Verndale St, Brookline.
$1,420,000 on 7/31/18
9 Gibbs St, Brookline.
$1,400,000 on 5/4/18
92 Coolidge St, Brookline.
$1,365,125 on 10/5/20
84 Davis Ave, Brookline.
$1,350,000 on 12/10/21
65 Greenlawn Ave, Newton.
$1,335,000 on 10/30/20
195 Davis Ave, Brookline.
$1,300,000 on 8/9/21
30 Haven St, Dover.
$1,275,000 on 9/26/19
73 Bright Road, Belmont.
$1,260,000 on 7/10/20
98 Claremont St, Newton.
$1,250,000 on 11/27/18
7 Beals St, Brookline.
$1,250,000 on 10/30/18
344 Tappan St, Brookline.
$1,200,000 on 5/1/18
11 Bent Ave, Wayland.
$1,110,000 on 11/12/21
113 Seventh St, Cambridge.
$1,098,000 on 8/4/21
190 Harvard Circle, Newton.
$1,050,000 on 3/30/21
27 Harvard Ave, Brookline.
$1,020,000 on 7/31/19
185 Davis Ave, Brookline.
$985,000 on 6/7/21
19 Haverford St, Boston.
$980,000 on 8/3/20
197 Washington St, Somerville.
$851,000 on 6/18/18
4 Park St, Brookline.
$835,000 on 1/16/20
197 Fayerweather St, Cambridge.
$805,000 on 7/8/20
1 Farwell St, Natick.
$780,000 on 8/13/21
168 Tremont St, Newton.
$760,000 on 7/30/20
248 Amory, Boston.
$753,000 on 7/17/18
119 Crowninshield Rd, Brookline.
$735,000 on 11/19/18
11 Revere St, Boston.
$730,000 on 6/11/18
238 Presidents Ln, Quincy.
$725,000 on 7/28/21
41 Park St, Brookline.
$720,000 on 11/20/19
11 Oak St, Wellesley.
$690,000 on 10/18/19
76 Ober Rd, Newton.
$689,000 on 8/13/18
17 Oak St, Wayland.
$675,000 on 5/12/20
94 Dustin Street, Boston.
$655,000 on 4/2/21
5 Blossom St, Arlington.
$649,000 on 7/29/20
48 Browne St, Brookline.
$645,000 on 12/13/21
10 Marlboro St, Belmont.
$620,000 on 2/16/21
19 Winchester St, Brookline.
$620,000 on 11/30/18
254 Clyde Street, Brookline.
$605,000 on 3/25/21
19 Winchester Street, Brookline.
$511,000 on 2/12/21
15 Colliston Rd, Boston.
$392,000 on 6/15/21
106 Heritage Drive, Northbridge.
$189,981 on 4/22/21
630 Washington Street Space 13, Brookline.
$100,000 on 8/12/19
0 Chestnut Ln, Lenox.
$60,000 on 11/16/21
I know this neighborhood like my own... because it is.
I live in Brookline with my family and am actively involved in the local community.
I co-founded Accent Realty, a locally-owned, independent, residential real estate brokerage with global reach. We are not beholden to mega-franchises or large corporate interests so we can put our clients first.
Our office is located at:
Accent Realty LLC
251 Harvard St, Suite 17
Brookline, MA 02446
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