I am a licensed real estate sales 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. My positive attitude is contagious and I can often be found fidgeting with the latest in futuristic gadgets, all of which helps me better serve the needs of my clients. Got a conundrum? I can probably design some clever solution for you, and, if I don't know...more
I am a licensed real estate sales 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. My positive attitude is contagious and I can often be found fidgeting with the latest in futuristic gadgets, all of which helps me better serve the needs of my clients. Got a conundrum? I can probably design some clever solution for you, and, if I don't know it, I'll find someone who does.
I started in the business as a real estate investor myself and currently own several multi-family properties in the Boston metro area. 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 and in particular, Cambridge, I also have extensive experience with business lease transactions for commercial retail operations and restaurants. I am 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.
I've closed over 250+ 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 250+ 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.
Here is a common question I get from clients: IS IT A GOOD TIME TO BUY? TO SELL?
My answer is as follows: It depends! Yes, I said "it depends" - people are in different aspects of their lives - the same answer may not be relevant for everyone. I say this because for some, it's not a good time .... for others, it is a good time ... and yet for others, it's a wash. Of course, this doesn't answer your question, but I suggest you sit down with a financial planner and look at your life goals, your job, your age to retirement, any possibility of shifting jobs/markets, and a whole host of other nebulous things. I'm happy to refer you to some planners in the Boston area, if you need them. I'm not trying to convince you one way or the other - it's all about what's the "best fit" for you and "for you NOW". I'm not here to sell you anything, but only to try to give you the best advice I can, based on the situation and your circumstances.
Mac was an exceptional agent!
As investors we had a limited timeframe to find an appropriate property and Mac stepped up to the plate. I first met Mac when I was scouting properties on my own, and he was the seller's agent at an another property I viewed. I liked his professionalism and calm, knowledgeable demeanor. He also gave me tips that I wouldn't have been readily aware of. Mac defined about 10 different properties for us to view in a 24 hour period and by end of day 2, we had an offer on the table for a fantastic location. We closed in less than 2 months and allowed him to also be our leasing agent. Within a week after closing, we had our first tenant in as well.
From start to finish - he was adroit at handling difficult family members and other realtors/leasing agents - with the same level of professionalism and integrity.
Definitely recommend and would use him again.
Condo buyer in Medford
Helpful and efficient.
Condo buyer in Boston
Mac was very responsive and prompt. He went to bat for me and helped make sure I got a great deal! He made my first time home buying process smooth, painless, and very positive!
Credentials & Memberships
University of Colorado - BS Electrical Engineering
National Association of Realtors
University of Colorado at Boulder, B.S.
Massachusetts Association of Realtors
Massachusetts Real Estate Brokers License
Boston Association of Realtors
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MBA - Finance
Concord Law School, Juris Doctor
Local resident for 10 years
Fluent in Thai
Television co-host for the weekly Harvard Medical School's Spaulding "All About Health" TV show of health/wellness/fitness/sports on the Boston Neighborhood Network (channel 9)
Highly involved with local community youth and adult athletics and educational programs.
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