About Rabiah Akar

Sales Associate - Boston - Back Bay Office
18 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

Email: Rabiah.Akar@raveis.com | Cell: 603.770.3357

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The distinction between a good Realtor and a great one is trust and connection, tenets that have shaped Rabiah H. Akar of William Raveis Real Estate into a rare jewel. After a successful career driving sales for jewelry brands like David Yurman, the New England native and Newton resident made the decision years ago to pivot to real estate.

"I have always loved helping people in general," says Akar, who identifies as a true empath. "Just like jewelry, a home is so personal, she says. I connect with clients on a deep level by listening to their needs so that I can be the best house matchmaker. I have found that vulnerability truly bridges a strong connection." Her jewelry background has also instilled in her a keen eye for detail, which facilitates home decoration, staging and even feng shui.

Serving first-time and luxury homebuyers and sellers, Akar is licensed in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and covers the Greater Boston Area, including Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Plymouth counties. Her unique combination of driven business acumen and warm personality help her stand out.

The core of her business is sincerity and integrity. "I have lost money doing the right thing, but I've gained peoples' loyalty," says Akar. This avid yogi integrates her love of service into how she serves her brokerage, as well, acting as a Raveis Technology Specialist, for which she won certificates of excellence in 2019, 2020,& 2022.

Whether she's supporting clients, serving the community or assisting other agents, Akar treats others like family. This genuine spirit leaves a lasting impression. "Our conversations go beyond real estate to what really matters in life," says Akar.
"These relationships are what truly make real estate so meaningful."


Testimonials

"Rabiah is a wonderful human being to work with. She is friendly, organized, and most importantly a trustworthy person. My experience with Rabiah is over a year, and she was very patient with us, until we found exactly what we were looking for. I recommend Rabiah 200% if you are in the market to buy or sell."
Moorthi Balakrishnan (Boston)

"Rabiah has executed a few deals for me and was a breath of fresh air compared to typical real estate brokers simply trying to get it done to earn their commission. Rabiah's follow thru, advice and eye for detail was just awesome! She found me great longterm tenants and I credit her to the upside in value I have made in a short time. I do a lot of real estate transactions and she is top notch in every way. I can't recommend her enough!"
Marc Kadish (Chestnut Hill)

"Rabiah handled all aspects of selling our condo in the most professional way possible. Her research on comparable properties in the area were on target and we believe we got the best selling price possible. Rabiah's attention to every detail in the process was excellent and made the whole experience without stress to us. She did a great job as the go between of our and the buyer's attorney taking care of the P&S, condo association matters and closing transactions. Rabiah arranged the fire department inspection of CO2 detectors and waited to meet the inspector at the condo. She also met our painter at the condo who did some touch up work. One of her biggest strengths was communicating and keeping us informed about every step of the process. We highly recommend Rabiah and appreciate her integrity, honesty and caring with us throughout the entire process."
Michael Gibbs (South Boston)

"Rabiah was a complete pleasure to work with. We only had one weekend to find an apartment in the Boston area. She was incredibly organized and set up numerous viewings in advance so that we could use our limited time efficiently. Rabiah ended up spending the entire weekend with us, and her calm and friendly attitude put us at ease during our apartment search. Throughout the process, she advocated for us tirelessly and made sure that we got the place we wanted. We would recommend her unconditionally and enthusiastically to anyone looking for a new home."
Samantha Shapiro (Brookline)

"Rabiah is one of the most amazing real estate professionals we have ever worked with. She assisted our family in securing an apartment for our daughter in Boston. I just cannot say enough about her! She is detailed, organized, responsive and knowledgeable. She also is such a pleasure to work with and will set you at ease while also giving you confidence in your decision. We absolutely loved working with her and recommend her wholeheartedly!!"
Toni Talton (Brookline)

"Rabiah was a complete joy to work with. She helped us find the perfect apartment. She is a true professional and I always had the sense that she was working on our behalf and in our best interest. She is a busy seasoned realtor with extensive knowledge, but she made it feel as if we were her only clients. She was always available and answered all calls and texts almost immediately. She also accommodated our ever changing work schedules and managed to schedule and reschedule meetings and showings for us. No request was too big or too small or too unreasonable. She helped anticipate issues we hadn't even thought of. Outside of her profession she is also a lovely, kind person in general. We give her our highest recommendation"
Laurel Tainish (Boston)

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There's not enough nice things that can be said about Rabiah. Her attention to detail and friendly attitude make her stand out. She works hard to find properties that match your wants/needs. Her follow through is very impressive and much appreciated.
She truly wants the best for her clients. We are grateful for her patience as it took us a while to find the right fit, but after a little more than a year, we found our home. She made sure we were informed every step of the way. Being first-time home buyers, this was important to us. We really enjoyed working with her and look forward to staying in touch. She is a true professional in every aspect."
Erin & Carl Grider (Boston)

"We wanted to thank Rabiah Akar for an excellent job in helping us find our new house.
The market did not have a lot at the time and we actually started to give up. I thanked her for all her efforts and told her that we will hold off for now- but she did not give up on us and she kept searching for houses until we found the one that we loved. She has been very helpful every step of the way. We would highly recommend her."
Ramy Salem (Newton)

"Rabiah helped my family relocate from Miami to Boston area and I cannot say enough great things about her. She was extremely professional, knowledgeable and available at any time of day to answer my questions throughout the rental process. I will absolutely be working with her again in the future!"
Bethany Vigroux (Newton)

"What I really like about Rabiah is that she's an all around good human being and you can see that in her work. She is thorough, proactive, optimistic, and supportive of you all along your journey. She has wonderful insights and has been spot on about her advice. She treats her clients like she is working for someone from her family and this makes all the difference."
Taraneh Ahmadi (Newton)

"Rabiah is so professional, informative, honest and caring. We live in CT and wanted to be sure that our daughter was buying a safe and comfortable place. Rabiah found her a great place and we are thrilled! We wish Rabiah lived in CT because she is the ultimate real estate agent that we have ever worked with!"
Janet Aronne (Connecticut)

"Rabiah has helped us with two previous real estate transactions. We have had an excellent experience with Rabiah's professionalism and timeliness."
Aria Olumi (Newton)

"Rabiah is exceptional. She excels at everything she does. She pays attention to detail, negotiates difficult situations and makes sure things go as they should. She cares about the people she works with. She was my buyer's agent for a sale that would not have taken place without her. I cannot recommend her highly enough!"
Therese Rumpf (Newton)

"Rabiah is incredibly diligent, insightful and committed to finding the right place for you. As someone moving from out-of-state, it was reassuring to work with someone who had an excellent network of professionals that made my first-time home buying experience a breeze."
Muhammad Razzaq (Watertown)

"Rabiah took so much time to understand the why behind everything we needed and wanted. I started to think it might not be possible but she kept me trusting in her. It all lined up perfectly! Perfect day and perfect property. I'm so thankful for her!"
Emily Vargas (Watertown)

"Rabiah is an outstanding Realtor that helped me find the perfect condo in terms of amenities, size, and location. She has a kindness and dedication like no other Realtor and made herself available day or night. My family and I could not be more grateful to have Rabiah's help. Her honesty and thoroughness kept the search manageable especially coming from New York. She went above and beyond our expectations! I will always highly recommend Rabiah!"
Matt Fisher (Boston)

"We feel like whatever we write about Rabiah, we won't be doing her the justice she deserves! Rabiah has been absolutely amazing and incredible in helping us rent our property to tenants. She offered her guidance and expertise in such a professional manner at all times, which we truly appreciated. She is detail-oriented, professional, highly knowledgeable of the real estate market, extremely communicative, and would respond IMMEDIATELY and was very very transparent during the whole process. We believe one of Rabiah's strengths lies in her taking the time to learn about her clients, and making personal connections, and that has been key for us! Throughout our conversations, I could tell that the potential tenants always felt completely at ease with her as well! During the process of finding tenants, we were on vacation overseas, and Rabiah made sure we had a way to communicate with one another, and was accommodating with our different time zone. She was on top of it all when we were away, and by the time we came back, we had new tenants! We absolutely LOVE Rabiah!"
Pary & Behzad (Concord)

"I'd give 10 stars if I could. Rabiah is the best there is. She's found 3 great places for me in the last few years. Honestly, not sure what I'd do without her!"
Aaron Larsen (Somerville)

"I honestly cannot say enough good things about Rabiah. When we moved from Boston to the west coast, she handled our rental property like a champ. We never even had to meet our tenants. From the showings, to paperwork, Rabiah handled it like she would her own property. We did it all over again this year from the west coast and Rabiah did her magic again. The thing about her is that when she's your agent, she REALLY has your back. Since we need to do things form the west coast, Rabiah has calmed us, taken charge of things, made sure we don't miss important things to consider. I like to stay on top of things and be prompt and organized, but I still check things with Rabiah when I'm unsure and she's got me covered. I almost hesitate to tell everyone about Rabiah because she's like this amazing secret but all good things need to be shared and Rabiah is the best thing."
Jawid & Taraneh Ahmadi (Newton)

"Rabiah is the best! What can I say about her that hasn't already been said in these incredible reviews? Searching for a new home is hectic and stressful, but I felt so confident with Rabiah leading the charge--she honestly made it a breeze! She is so thoughtful and puts her entire heart and soul into her work. She is responsive, detail oriented, committed, incredibly kind-hearted, and she made sure we found the perfect place. I cannot recommend her enough, and I would give her six stars if I could!!"
Miranda Burel (Brookline)

"I can't adequately describe how amazing Rabiah is, but I will try! This is my second time working with her and I never want to work with anyone else! I moved to Boston in 2019 and knew nothing about the city. Rabiah was so understanding and helpful not only in finding me an amazing place (where I lived for three years) but also in welcoming me to the city! I would not have had such a smooth transition if it were not for her. When I was ready to move again, there was no one else I would even consider. And again, Rabiah worked incredibly hard with me to find another perfect apartment. Even when things are unpredictable or don't go perfectly, she is always encouraging. She is incredible: kind, hardworking, understanding, and patient. She will work tirelessly with you until you find the perfect place, and will be honest and upfront throughout the entire process. She made us feel heard and important, and was always there to answer any question, no matter how small. She is very knowledgeable, accessible, and quick, and just all around goes out of her way to make sure that not only do you find an amazing place, but that you feel supported too! I truly cannot recommend her enough!"
Caroline Talton (Brookline)

"Rabiah Akar is a true professional. She is always one step ahead and ensures she understands the needs of her clients. It is not about the sale for Rabiah, it is about locating the best fit and match for her client. Rabiah is extremely thorough and professional in all her dealings for both parties. She looked at data ahead of time to ensure that we were well informed of the market value and we were able to make best purchase judgements. We were able to present 3 successful accepted offers because of Rabiah's prompt action in a short period of time! She truly is an exceptional agent."
V. Sharma (Back Bay)

"I recently was referred to Rabiah Akar with glowing reviews as a real estate agent for purchasing a condo in the Boston area. From my very first conversation with Rabiah, I have been impressed with her fervent professionalism, honesty and skill. She worked with me 24/7, often answering texts very late at night or early in the morning, until I found my condo, and then worked even harder after my offer was accepted. There were highly unusual issues with both the mortgage and title, which Rabiah navigated expertly with a cool and calm demeanor. Upon closing, I had already made over $100k in equity, despite the current seller's market- an investment that will benefit my family.

Rabiah is a delight to work with and is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. You can TRUST her to protect you from poor decisions, as she would rather give up a commission than be unethical. She has a great deal of experience in buying and selling homes, as well as, a huge industry network, allowing her to get inside information on properties, often before they are on the market. What I appreciated most about working with Rabiah was that she made both finding and buying my condo almost stress-free in a very aggressive market. Rabiah works with clients from all over the world in all income levels. If you have the opportunity to become her client, do not pass it up! This could be the most important financial decision of your life- chose excellence!"
Dr. Kara von Dresner de Rothschild (South Boston)

"First time home buyer here! Rabiah helped me find a beautiful home in a turbulent market, with almost zero disruptions to my life. She looked out for my interests at every step during the process. She's *really* good at this."
Maya Litani (Boston)

"I see that many people are experiencing the same situation as myself. Since it is really hard to describe how good Rabiah really is - she has been helping us find an investment property in Newton Highlands. She was thorough, consistent and made us feel as if we were her only clients she was assisting at the time."
Zaffar R. (Newton)

"Rabiah ensured all transactions were completed in the most professional and complete manner. She was extremely thorough, thought one step ahead, and even went and called the energy company for us! Rabiah ensured our paperwork and all dealings with various parties went through smoothly. Rabiah made this important transaction so seamless and easy! We would most definitely work with Rabiah again."
VS & HS

"Rabiah was a constant professional who went above and beyond to get a complicated deal done. I have dealt with so many brokers and Rabiah by far cares and out works any other broker I have ever used."
MAK Properties (Newton Centre, MA)

"I would highly recommend Rabiah to anyone looking to buy a home. She is a such a pleasure to work with. Her follow through is excellent and she leaves no stone unturned. She's thorough and worked hard to find the perfect home for me!"
Brett Aronne

"Our home buying journey wasn't easy, but we couldn't have done it without Rabiah by our side. Thank you for your hard work, patience, and diligence along the way, and most of all, thank you for helping us find our dream home."
Marwa Abdallah (Natick, MA)

"Rabiah provided an exceptional first-time home buying experience. She was incredibly dedicated throughout the process. Her local network also made it seamless to find local professionals to help with parts of the process."
Michael R.

"Interaction with very difficult sellers. Rabiah was always tactful and respectful. She also interacted with mortgage broker (my choice) and lawyers for both parties.Rabiah was my buyers broker. Without her skill this transaction would not have taken place. She paid attention to detail and made sure things went as they should."
Teri (Newton, MA)

"Rabiah was a pleasure to work with. She was always accessible and answered all questions that I had. She was very proactive in marketing my property, and no doubt that is what resulted in a quick sale."
Caryn Daum (Brookline, MA)

"Rabiah was truly an amazing agent who not only wanted to find us our perfect home but also was always available and flexible and so accommodating in her schedule to call us in Switzerland regardless the time zone differences; absolutely was able to find us our perfect home without us even in the country and she was able to represent us by getting to know us well to understand exactly what and why we were looking for in our new home. She was truly a friend who cares so much about our criteria and made the entire process so smooth, seamless and a pleasure to buy a new home. She was calming and ensured us giving us step by step information to keep the whole process going; communication was brilliant leaving no room for doubts or uncertainties and we absolutely felt like we were in the perfect hands. We love our new home thanks to Rabiah!"
Nehad Adel Mohanna (Wellesley, MA)

"Rabiah is one of the best agents I have ever worked with. A top notch professional, diligent, trusted and efficient service. Rabiah was always on top of things and helped me through the purchase process very efficiently. Thank you!"
Asif Jan (Pleasanton, CA)

"Rabiah first helped us find an apartment to rent in Boston when we were a young family with a newborn in 2019. We had a tight budget for a 3 bedroom apartment in a tough market but Rabiah persevered to help us find the perfect place. She stayed in touch with us to check in on the apartment (and as a friend!) and we had such a great experience with her that we decided to work with her again to find our dream house in the suburbs in an even crazier pandemic market.Rabiah was incredibly patient and responsive to us as first time homebuyers. She was open to all of our ideas and very quickly got a sense of what we wanted and didn't want and what would be best for us. She was always available by text or phone or for a last minute showing. Rabiah really knows what she is doing and how to navigate this market. We were always the first to get an appointment for a showing when a new listing hit mls. Rabiah works with an incredible team (mortgage lender, attorney, home inspector... she is very well connected with lovely, honest ,responsive people!) which also made all of the difference. Even in this competitive market we were able to get pre-inspections, pre-approvals, etc so that we always felt comfortable that our offer would be fair and competitive.Ultimately we found our perfect dream home and the first offer we actually submitted was accepted! We had an extended closing period and Rabiah helped us navigate the process every step of the way. We will miss our daily group texts, but we already plan to have her over and meet up for brunch. She is such a lovely person and an absolute professional. We could not recommend her more."
Arkadi Beloiartsev & Laurel Tainsh (Stoneham, MA)

"Rabiah was very attentive to our needs, and responsive to our requests. She was patient and resourceful. Her help extended beyond closing date. She is brilliant, professional and courteous."
Nadia Barakat (Newton, MA)

"The whole experience could not have been more pleasurable, rigorous or thoughtful. Rabiah is deeply gifted at her work and wonderful to work with."
J. Rotenberg (Cambridge, MA)

"Rabiah is the most effective real estate agent in MA - yes, she will get you your property, in excellent condition. She is brilliant, knowledgeable, and highly skilled at navigating complicated transactions and relationships. She made my buying experience virtually stress-free, was available by text or call 24/7, and is so highly ethical that you can trust she is fighting for your best interests. A home is one of the most important financial decisions you will make - chose excellence!"
Dr. Roth (Boston)

"Rabiah Akar is an exceptional agent. She shares her advice and contacts to ensure the client has what they need for a smooth transaction."
H. Sharma (Boston)

"I'm very happy with my experience buying a home, with a mix of luck and Rabiah's expertise, I was able to find a beautiful home quickly, and without overpaying. Rabiah understood what I wanted and looked out for me every step in the process."
Maya Litani (Jamaica Plains)

"Rabiah is the queen of realtors. She was amazing to work with, very kind, comforting, good communication, and she got things done!!!"
Caroline Wilson (Cambridge, MA)

"Rabiah was my buyers broker. Without her skill this transaction would not have taken place. She paid attention to detail and made sure things went as they should."
Therese Rumpf (Newton, MA)

"Rabiah is simply the best! I cannot imagine going through this process without her. As a first time home buyer we were very nervous, excited and clueless. Rabiah provided outstanding education, listened to our needs and moved seamlessly through every phase. Rabiah's passion, kindness and patience is exactly what you need when purchasing a home. She was always taking into consideration what is the best for her client by being honest and straight forward. Rabiah's love for data and analysis really shines as she always came prepared with a comparative market analysis, this was key when submitting offers. The data always allowed us to come in strong by feeling educated, confident and prepared. Rabiah has an incredible gift, we feel extremely fortunate to have worked with her and highly recommend! Thank you, Rabiah!"
Lauren Vinciguerra (Boston)

"I cannot recommend Rabiah highly enough. Her network, knowledge, enthusiasm and responsiveness out her at the very top of my list in terms of agents I have ever worked with."
Ethan Solomon (Waban, MA)

"Rabiah's knowledge of the Sudbury market and ability to network with the selling agents allowed us to successfully purchase a house in this competitive market. She was very motivated and would call to schedule a viewing within minutes of us asking about a property. She also had a good eye and would tell us if she felt like a home was a good fit (this was critical since we never toured any of the houses ourselves, it was all through video chat until our walkthrough). We also trusted her consultants for pre-inspection, which saved us from purchasing a different home that would've been a headache to repair. We are very grateful for our little gem in Sudbury and we would've have been successful with any one else. Thank you, Rabiah!"
Nicole Fouad (Silver Spring, MD)

"Rabiah is a very committed professional always working hard to secure the interests of her clients. She has great insights on market conditions. This is my second time working with Rabiah, and we always trusted her advice and knew she will secure best terms for us. She is very thorough and provides excellent advice in various stages of the process . It has been a pleasure working with her, and she undoubtedly is one of the best real estate professionals."
ARC Relocation, LLC (Fairfax, VA)

"Rabiah was excellent! Very knowledgeable and professional and did an outstanding job representing my property during the open house. 10 out of 10!"
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