Luxury Properties Specialist - Brookline Office
191 Grove Street, Brookline, MA 02467
| Cell: 617.921.1019 | Office: 617.731.7737
To my friends:
I would like to introduce you to my Real Estate Broker, Robin Allen.
Robin has worked with me on two projects, and I am perhaps a demanding client. I want my broker to fully understand and promote the particular qualities of my home to the right buyers and not waste my time with browsers. Robin has a nice way of relating to the buyers and helping them discover the ways the home will work for them. I also want the best marketing, with easy flow of information and broad coverage. By working with Raveis, Robin is able to target the right potential buyers and maximize my visibility. She also has a great network of brokers to draw upon. From working with Robin I have learned to appreciate the importance of having a broker that really knows each house in the market and can help me understand strategies, value and how that relates to pricing. I highly recommend Robin for purchase, sale or advice.
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It was a pleasure working with Robin. She helped identify and navigate potential hurdles in the current housing market that I had limited knowledge about. Robin was very well informed of the housing stock as well as the general nuances of the particular neighborhoods in the town my wife and I were looking to purchase. I found her relationships with the local real estate brokers extremely helpful and important when we needed to identify newly listed properties. We are pleased to say with Robin working for us, we found our new home.
Robin was invaluable to making our relocation as painless as possible. She and her partner drove us around for hours through various neighborhoods in and around Boston, Brookline and Chestnut Hill so that we could get a flavor of the areas we might want to live in. She has a long history of living in the areas she serves and her insights were deep. It seemed like she knew just about every property on and off the market, and understood the pros and cons of each of them. She is an impressive agent, but also a thoughtful and kind one. We were thrilled to have found her and thoroughly enjoyed working with her. We will certainly work with her on our future real estate transactions.
Robin helped us sell our home and to buy a condo. On both ends of the process, she was great, helping us (a) prepare our home for sale (with good recommendations about what to (and what not to) spend money on, (b) set (and get) a price we were happy with, and (c) negotiate a good price for our purchase. Excellent follow-through, highly professional, a pleasure to work with. High marks.
Robin is a seasoned professional. She is hard working and totally dedicated to her client. We traveled frequently and Robin was always available, beyond the call of duty, to make sure everything went smoothly. I highly recommend Robin to anyone looking for an outstanding real estate agent!
Robin Allen is the best real estate professional I have interacted with in 24 years living in this area. She is very experienced, and masterful at finding the best match for her clients. She helped us negotiate fairly and was attentive to every detail from the first moment we met her until the final moment we signed the contract. I cannot imagine a better real estate agent than Robin, she really is the best!
Selling an expensive home soon after a major real estate "bubble" collapse had its challenges. Through careful pricing and marketing, Robin was able to successfully combine my home's inherent desirability with the new economic realities. Both buyer and seller were rewarded. Robin Allen is a consummate professional, and a pleasure to know.
Robin has been a wonderful agent for us. She was always highly professional, thoughtful, energetic and reliable. She helped us sell three properties. All of them were sold above asking price.
I worked with Robin regarding the sale of an estate property. Throughout an often challenging process, she was very professional, knowledgeable, and did an outstanding job. I recommend her without reservation.
Selling a house in the best of circumstances can be complicated and perhaps a little emotional. But in today's environment it takes a skilled tactician, researcher, and communicator, (and saint), to stay on top of the market, in Robin we have found such a realtor.
Robin has continually produced herculean efforts to present our home in a manner which extends well past it's four walls. By imparting information on the history of the neighborhood; surrounding areas; benefits/realities of this style of house, Robin sells a lifestyle, a choice, not just a home.
By continually researching home sales in not only our area but neighboring areas, Robin kept our marketing plan fresh and in line with current conditions. I believe Robin's professionalism and knowledge shows through as a clear reflection of what our home has to offer, and I am continually grateful she is representing us.
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Robin and I have known each since college and have made it a priority to maintain a close friendship. She has always been a caring friend who is aware of what is truly important in life. Robin freely offers her nonjudgmental advice, but always with a keen awareness of those around her. She is gracious and warm to whoever crosses her path. I know that anything asked of her will never be too much, although she is not afraid to set high expectations for herself. She places a high value on being dependable and accountable which I know must be a wonderful asset to her real estate career.
Robin is a consummate professional, and a pleasure to know. Through careful pricing and marketing, she was able to successfully combine my home's inherent desirability with the economic realities. Both buyer and seller were rewarded.
It was a pleasure working with Robin. She was very well informed of the housing stock as well as the general nuances of the particular neighborhoods in Brookline.
Robin was thorough, extremely professional and available. She got top dollar for the property and orchestrated all the service people we needed before the sale.
Robin listened to what I was looking for and paid attention to what I was not looking for. Robin is very well connected into the marketplace, and always respectful of my time.
While I live out-of-state, Robin helped my elderly mother sell her Newton Centre house, move out, and find a new condo. I could not have accomplished this without her unsurpassed level of service.
Throughout an often-challenging process, Robin was very professional, knowledgeable, and did an outstanding job selling our family estate. I recommend her without reservation.
Robin is a true professional! I have complete confidence in her and respect her advice in every aspect of a real estate transaction. She is knowledgeable and has great experience. I would recommend her 100%.
Robin helped us sell our home and to buy a condo. On both ends of
the process, she was great, helping us (a) prepare our home for sale
(with good recommendations about what to (and what not to) spend
money on, (b) set (and get) a price we were happy with, and (c)
negotiate a good price for our purchase. Excellent follow-through,
highly professional, a pleasure to work with. High marks. $2.525M in Brookline, MA.
Robin is my go to broker for properties in Brookline. Her outstanding marketing efforts achieved $250K over asking price.
By imparting information on the history of the neighborhood, surrounding areas and benefits/realities of this style of house, Robin sells a lifestyle: a choice, not just a home.
"Robin put so much energy and time into selling our house. At times one would have thought that we were her only clients, certainly not the case, but we always had her undivided attention. Very responsive to our thoughts and concerns, quick to return all our phone calls. She is a warm, sophisticated, knowledgeable person who we knew we could trust and knew potential buyers would feel the same upon meeting her. She was always available to quickly show our house to anyone interested, no matter how many times they might or might not have already been to the house. We were also pleasantly surprised how many open houses she did, generous with her time and very determined to get the best price for our house. Rosemary & Jack, Brookline
Rosemary & Jack (Brookline)
I feel lucky that I found Robin Allen to help me sell and, eventually, buy my new home. Moving is a very big change and both helped to relieve my angst. Their years of wisdom helped tremendously as far as pricing my home to find that "sweet spot" and urging me to use their very selective Top Agent Networks pre-listing opportunity. They helped me stage my home with my own items, often moving around pieces or putting extra chairs or art in my basement. They helped transform my nice home to feel open and less cluttered with the goal of showing off the beauty of the house by having less to distract the eye of prospective buyers. Both were great coaches and extremely attentive. I will add that Raveis takes great pride in their marketing with outstanding photography and video, which allows those from afar to appreciate the beauty of a home. I would retain their services again without hesitation! My buyers bought at asking price and that was a wonderful and happy outcome! Alex, Newton
"Based on her extensive experience and knowledge of the local market, we chose Robin and her team to represent us. She did not disappoint! The timing and quality of the marketing materials and outreach were excellent and the preparation she put into the sale was top-notch. She provided valuable insight and recommendations from the bidding process through the closing. I have nothing but positive reviews for her. Brooke, Newton
"Robin is terrific, and I highly recommend her and the Raveis team. First, she knows the area and has her finger on the pulse of the market. But more than that, she truly acts as your agent throughout the process. As an out of town seller, I needed an agent who could assist us soup-to-nuts. Robin stood in our shoes and helped us prepare the house for sale, dropping by the house frequently to make sure everything was ok. She's incredibly responsive via text or cell and was a huge help. We're fortunate we found Robin! Adam, Newton
"Robin has it all. Very professional, easy to work with and makes the whole home buying experience very smooth and seamless. We did not have a realtor when we started doing some open houses and we found her at an open house as the sellers agent and we loved her and quickly we connected and she acted as our agent as well and everything worked out just perfect.
Benjamin, Chestnut Hill
"We worked with Robin to sell our home and buy a new one. She exceeded all expectations. She negotiated the price we wanted for the home we bought and got us above asking on the Home we sold. She was incredibly professional, pleasant and very good to work with. She knows the market and provided sound advice throughout the process. Without reserve I would recommend her.
"Robin Allen was our RE agent, when we purchased our first home in Newton, MA. In a competitive market, we went through a lot in order to get this house. Robin expertly helped my husband and I navigate through bidding war after bidding war. The sellers of the home we ended up buying had hired an amateur broker to represent them. So Robin took on the role of both seller and buyer's broker in order to get us across the finish line. I will never forget how much Robin helped my husband and I,
both to find and then buy our dream home.
"Robin has been a wonderful agent for us. She was always highly professional, thoughtful, energetic and reliable. She helped us sell three properties.
All of them were sold above asking price.
Uvon, Chestnut Hill
"Robin is extremely professional, and her advice is based on years of experience and substantiated by factual information and examples. No question is too small or a bother. She knows the entire market! We have lived in may different area of the US and have moved many times and Robin is, by far, the best real estate professional we have ever had help us. Theresa, Newton Highlands
"When we decided to sell our family home, we looked for the agent that has local knowledge for our type of house After interviewing several local agents, we felt that Robin and Sheri Flagler were the agents that best fit our needs. From the initial meeting to closing, both agents were engaged, always in contact with us and doing the leg work for us to get the house ready and eventually sold. We are extremely happy with Robin and Sheri. If we were to be looking for a home again, we would definitely call Robin and Sheri. Ramona & Sean, Brookline
"Robin is a straight shooter and always gave us a fair and honest assessment on how to best sell our house. She always was willing to listen to my input and taking my input into consideration when making recommendations. Tenacious and hard working and staying focused throughout the entire process. Peter, Chestnut Hill
Peter Bleyleben (Chestnut Hill)
"Robin sold my condo over the weekend! She is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market in Brookline. She guided me through the process with a graceful and easy manner, but she is very focused. I am extremely grateful for her help and would highly recommend Robin and her team for their services.
"Robin is very knowledgeable and responsible in guiding us to buy our first house. She always keeps in great touch with seller agent, and communicates every house detail we'd like to learn more. With Robin's help and coordination, we had a very smooth experience from making an offer all the way to closing.
"Robin was fantastic and able to find us our first house which we absolutely love! In a competitive market, she was able to find us the best properties the moment they came to market, which was critical in closing on this wonderful home. She was helpful through every step of the negotiation process and beyond, and remains a trusted advisor even after this purchase. Thanks Robin! Adam, Newton
"My husband and I had a home in Chestnut Hill for 27 years. So many wonderful memories, but now it was time to sell and the journey to begin. After working with another broker and being disappointed, we were introduced to Robin and things changed very quickly. With her marketing expertise, her networking with other top brokers and her concern for our wellbeing during this emotional process made me feel confident my husband and I had chosen the right person to represent us. Robin is a professional realtor with years of experience and much success. She?s on your side from day one and continues till the journey ends. It was a pleasant experience working with Robin, and I would do it again.
Loretta, Chestnut Hill
Loretta Levay (Chestnut Hill)
"Robin worked with me a few weeks ago. She was very professional and helped me to find the house very soon, She communicated great with the seller agent to help me to give the final offer. During the settlement, she paid great attention to details and introduced a good lawyer to me too. I?m very grateful for her help and highly recommend her!
Gavin Wu (Newton)
"The experience with Robin was great. We were not so happy with the mortgage and insurance brokers."
Laura Holberger (Cambridge, MA)
"Great support and guidance. We found a great home."
Jacqueline Angell (Newton, MA)
"Robin put so much effort into selling our house and our needs during the process, that it seemed like we were her only clients which we knew was not the case."
Rosemary Lasche (Brookline, MA)
"Robin Allen demonstrated resilience and perseverance with optimism during this long selling process. My wife and I were very impressed by her commitment."
Regerio Vivaldi Coelho (Chestnut Hill, MA)
"Robin was Honest and great at following up. Assisted beyond the sale of my apartment."
Rony Shapiro (Brookline, MA)
"So thankful for Robin Allen's commitment, dedication, and hard work in selling our home. Her efforts enabled us to start a new wonderful chapter in our lives."