With a housing market that is currently hot for sellers and challenging for buyers, Boston home hunters have their best chance at entering the market with the help of a savvy real estate agent. Even sellers benefit from the marketing expertise and guidance of a qualified real estate agent.

Who are the best real estate agents in Boston? We didn’t just look at the dollar volume of sales when curating our list, but also at local reviews on sites such as Zillow, Trulia and Yelp. After all, it doesn’t matter how many real estate conquests an agent can boast about if you can never get a hold of them on the phone.

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1. Carmela Laurella


Carmela is the president of CL Properties, best known as a boutique luxury brokerage firm. She has sold over $1 billion of real estate in the past 14 years, and under her direction, CL Properties is the #1 listing and selling brokerage on the Waterfront. Her marketing skills, proven track record and incomparable service make her an asset to both sellers and buyers looking to make moves. Carmella lives with her husband on the Waterfront and are both actively involved in their neighborhood.  


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2. Elad Bushari


As an owner of Bushari Group Real Estate, Elad has worked diligently to build a reputable brand with a focus on inbound marketing. As a broker, he specializes in luxury condos, lofts and pre-construction development projects. In 2009, he received national recognition as REALTOR Magazine’s 30 Under 30. Elad’s military background as a Captain in the Israeli Defense Forces taught him strategic planning, creative problem-solving and organizational skills.   


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3. Beth Dickerson


 With 20 years of real estate experience, Beth has been the proprietor of her own real estate company and a top producing sales agent at a large firm. In 2003, she formed Dickerson Real Estate, a boutique real estate company, which she later merged with Gibson Back Bay | Sotheby’s International Realty. Beth has listed and sold more than $1 billion dollars in closed transactions. She has served as  president of the Downtown Council of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, and has been recognized many times over by Sotheby’s International Realty for achieving significant sales. 


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4. Steven Cohen


A principal at Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro, Steven leads the top producing Steven Cohen Team. The top South End real estate broker for many years and with 34 years of experience, he has facilitated thousands of transactions in all market conditions. Steven is regularly quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Boston Globe as a market expert. He earned his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and his MBA from the Yale University School of Management. 


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5. Ricardo Rodriguez 


Ricardo understands that real estate is more than just sales, but is about creating a personalized and tailored marketing strategy for maximum market penetration. He uses this technique, combined with perfect pricing, to sell homes for the most money in the least amount of time. For both sellers and buyers, his goal is that their experience is a positive, efficient, and professional one. In 2016, he was listed as Boston Magazine’s Best Real Estate Agent and he has been listed as one of the top 1% of agents worldwide by International President’s Premier.  


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6. Frank Celeste


The 2017 Best of Boston Realtor, Frank has been one of the city’s top brokers for over 25 years and operates almost 100% by referral. In 2016, over $140,000,000 in closed transactions made him Gibson Sotheby’s number one broker. His intimate knowledge of Boston’s neighborhoods is a key asset to clients and has earned him an appearance on the This Old House television program. Frank’s expert real estate advice has been featured in the Charlestown Patriot Bridge “The Best is Yet to Come!” and the Boston Globe.  


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7. William Montero 


William is the president of the Montero Group, a division of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty. He has over 20 years of experience in Boston Luxury Real Estate and more than $800 million in closed transactions. William is consistently rated among the highest ranked luxury agents, and was the number one ranked Back Bay Sotheby’s agent from 2014 to 2016. He has deep experience in Boston’s premier buildings such as One Charles, the W Boston, and the Four Seasons. Real Estate Executive has also listed him as one of the 100 most influential real estate agents in Massachusetts.   


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8. Ethan Goodrich


While Ethan always knew he wanted to be in sales, he started his real estate career during a low market time. This actually served as a catalyst for Ethan, forcing him to expand his creativity in marketing and separate himself from competitors with great customer service and on point follow up. He hit the ground running and started Goodrich Residential as the principal and broker in 2010. Ethan founded his company with a keen attention to detail, superior customer focus, and a strong local presence that has seen him through the market’s peaks and valleys.  


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9. Adam Geragosian


A Boston native, Adam started his real estate career while earning his degree in business administration at Northeastern University. With 14 years of experience, Adam is ranked in the top 1% nationally for production and sold over $40,000,000 in 2016. He has earned the distinction of being named one of Boston’s Top 20 and one of the 100 most influential real estate agents in Massachusetts by Real Estate Executive. Adam has also been featured on the television show “House Hunters.”   


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10. Ilya Jacob Rasner


Ilya is a listing specialist, and president the Rasner Group - which is associated with Keller Williams Realty-Cambridge. Over the past decade, he has assisted over 100 clients with their real estate transactions. For sellers, he aims to maximize their home’s value and net the most money in the shortest amount of time. For buyers, he lays out a strategic plan to find the right property in their intended time frame. A top producing real estate agent, Ilya’s goal is to provide an honest, technology-driven and comprehensive approach to real estate services. 


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11. Dom Lange


Dom has been a co-founder and broker at Broadway Village Real Estate since 2011. He has worked in the real estate industry since graduating from Boston University in 1998. In 2002, he arrived in South Boston and since then has sold more than $100 million in residential condominiums. Dom was one of the founding members of the West Broadway Neighborhood Association and has been actively involved with all development that has occurred in the neighborhood over the last decade. Top Agent Magazine has listed him as a 2014 Top 25 Massachusetts Agent and made him a featured cover agent in 2015.  



12. Mikel DeFrancesco 


Born and bred in Massachusetts, Mikel understands the area as only a local can. He goes above and beyond to sell for significantly higher than the competition. Mikel offers prospective clients a 26 point marketing plan with specific examples of how his expert marketing, staging, narrated video, 3D Virtual walkthroughs and enhanced techniques can achieve these results. He has also earned his HIC and CSL builder’s licenses, enabling him to offer a unique perspective on issues and opportunities for buyers.   


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13. Allison Mazer


Allison loves to share her passion for living in Boston, and has extensive knowledge of the lifestyle and amenities of every neighborhood. She can advise her clients on features such as restaurants, entertainment, history, arts and culture. Allison is particularly sought after for her knowledge of the luxury market, where she has an excellent track record of closing multi-million dollar deals. For the past four years she closed sales of over $105 million. The core of her success lies in her ability to build relationships and a charismatic personality that has earned her the nickname “Alli Sunshine.”  


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14. Randy Horn


Real estate runs in Randy’s blood, and he followed his family’s footsteps when he earned his real estate license fresh out of high school. After graduating from the University of Colorado, he gained negotiating and transactional experience in commercial real estate. Randy found his niche in Boston’s residential market, where he focuses on building lasting relationships with each client. Currently a real estate consultant at Bushari Real Estate, Randy is obsessed with client satisfaction and uses his experience in both sectors to achieve this goal. 


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15.  Joshua Stiles


Joshua is a highly motivated and resourceful realtor who places his clients’ interests above all others. His goal is to listen closely to their needs in order to connect them with the best possible opportunities. He uses creative, out-of-the-box thinking, highly optimized web marketing and premiere print advertising to sell even the most unique homes. Joshua specializes in residential real estate, investment properties, luxury properties and developments. He earned his BA in economics from Kenyon College and is a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board.  


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16. Derek Beatrice


An owner and broker at ExitRealty Beatrice Associates, Derek places a strong emphasis on customer service. He has been active in the real estate industry for a decade, and his family owned and operated company has been in the customer service business for more than 25 years. This is why Derek firmly believes that the company’s success depends on what he and his team can do for their clients. He studied at Northfield Mount Hermon and graduated with a history degree and double minor in international relations and asian studies from Hobart College in upstate New York.    


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