I was an incoming resident at Brigham and Women's. Joe did an excellent job helping me navigate an extremely difficult market with a very short timeline. As soon as I reached out, he was on the job, wasting no time to help me find a place that I would love and could afford in Boston. He was so accommodating with my schedule and worked hard to ensure solid line-ups of homes to visit, back-to-back in a single weekend. He has experience working with residents, new home owners, and out-of-towners alike. He will give his honest advice when you ask, but listens to your opinions on what you are looking for.
Boston Medical Center (BMC), Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), The Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (BU Dental), are all located in Boston's South End neighborhood. I also serve Mass General, Tufts Medical and Tufts Dental, as well as with Beth Israel-Deaconess (BIDMC), Boston Childrens' Hospital, Dana Farber in the Longwood Medical Area. I also am near New England Baptist and Brigham & Women's, and I've served residents, and doctors in these institutions as well.
This is my neighborhood. I live on Harrison Avenue, just blocks from these institutions. My office is right nearby. I've been helping medical and dental residents and students as well as doctors and other medical personnel purchase condos and homes here for over 30 years. You can real more about me here.
I am certified as a DRS-Agent. the DRS-Agent organization has been endorsed by the AMA, AOA, AMSA, and SOMA. When relocating, finding a highly qualified and trustworthy REALTOR® on your own can be difficult and time-consuming, especially if you are moving to a new city. The the DRS Agent designation gives you confidence that you are working with a vetted agent who will provide you with the very highest level of experienced service. It is the quickest, easiest way to find a trusted professional real estate agent for the purchase or sale of your home.
I am an Accredited Buyer Agent. A trained professional REALTOR® who has earned the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), represents best-in-class buyer services. When you work with an ABR®, you’ll be working with someone who has completed specialized training in delivering the best in buyer-representation services. Plus, a REALTOR® who has an ABR® designation also has an established track record, with proven experience in representing the concerns of home buyers. I have literally hundreds of transactions and over two decades of experience assisting buyers and sellers in Boston.
Relocating to Boston?!
Whether you are a new medical or dental resident or an established practicing medical or dental professional, welcome to our fair city, Boston MA! I am a 30+ year Boston realtor and have assisted many incoming medical residents as well as new and transferring doctors find and transact their new home or condo. I would love to help you as well!
Help you get oriented to the city and the neighborhood.
I know the neighborhoods around and accessible to the medical facilities and can help you manage the intricacies of searching for and visiting appropriate properties.
As with most things, our real estate purchasing process is somewhat different than, well...just about everywhere. I will help you manage your transaction to a successful conclusion with as little stress as possible and as little drain upon your time as possible.
Boston can be a very competitive market for real estate buyers. The sellers of these properties as well as virtually all of the other buyers will have an experieced Boston Realtor representing them. You should too. Over 30+ years, I've seen a thing or two, as they say...
I have your "A-Team"; Great, doctor loan lenders, Recommended attorneys, home inspectors, contractors, etc.
Mortgage programs for residents, doctors, and medical students
You will want to have a mortgage pre-approval at the ready if you are planning on financing your purchase, although this does not commit you to using that specific lender. This is so you will have the necessary credentials to present with your offer. It also just makes sure that you can have any potential problems cleared up beforehand.
You will want your lender to be someone who is skilled in the local market. as well as in physician loans. You will not want your hometown lender to do this. I have several recommended lenders.
There are some excellent mortgage programs ( doctor loans, or physician loans) for licensed medical residents, fellows, medical doctors (MD) and doctors of osteopathic medicine (DO), dentists (DDS/DMD), med students and other medical trainees and professionals.
These programs offer the ability to close on a home 60-90 days prior to starting your new job or residency, offer low or no down-payments, disregardand most, if not all of your student debt, as well as other advantages not available to the general public.