Keri Califano, Sales Associate - Brookline Office
191 Grove Street, Brookline, MA 02467
Keri brings to her clients a lifelong interest in Real Estate. And when we say lifelong, we mean it! Her enthusiasm began as a small girl in the back seat of her mother's car as they searched for the perfect home to move to the parcel of land her parents had purchased. When they couldn't find it, they began pouring through issues of Architectural Digest on a quest for the perfect home to build. Their new construction home was completed in 1988 and Keri, as a young teen, offered a hand- and her curiosity- to every step of the process. Lucky for her, her dad and grandfather were the builders! Years later, after graduating from Boston University, Keri began a non-profit career in which she, not surprisingly, managed subsidized housing programs. It was during those early days that Keri acquired incredible knowledge of housing laws, home inspections, and the housing search process- skills that serve her well today in working with clients looking to buy or sell a home. Keri is known for her keen ability to relate to people and her capacity to juggle many tasks in a perpetual state of calm and ease. Her fresh perspective on Real Estate is best conveyed in her own words: "Contrary to public perception, Real Estate Agents don't buy and sell property. We're in the people business. We provide them support while they're making one of life's biggest decisions."
Certified Homeownership Professional Massachusetts Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Graduate of Boston University
Over the years, Keri has supported and served numerous non-profits in organizational and fundraising capacities. She currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the Development Committee for the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE). She also provides support to new foster parents through MARE's Mentoring Program. In 2018, Keri Launched "Dany's Dream Club" to provide financial assistance to local agencies that work on behalf of displaced and distressed foster kids. Each year a portion of her Real Estate sales is donated to support DDC's goal of helping the many children looking for a place to call home. In 2009, she was Co-Chair of the Fenway Health Women's Dinner Party alongside Massachusetts First Daughter, Kathleen Patrick, and celebrity guest and Honorary Chair, Lily Tomlin. Keri has also been involved with The International Association of Pride Organizers, Boston Pride, The Boston Living Center, The William Raveis Charitable Fund, and various Greyhound rescue organizations.
Keri is a long-time resident of her primary service area and the proud owner of a 1935 Tudor-style gem, a lovely old home that commands a lot of attention and TLC. With her spouse, she is also a real estate investor and so she uses their personal experiences and insights to assist and guide her clients. She is also the exhausted mom of three kids: a 7yo future dancer and starlet, a budding artist and humanitarian daughter who's 8 going on 30, and 12 yo son who loves video games and does not always love being the only boy in the house! Playful cat Peanut Butter and her sweet canine sidekick Jelly round out the Califano crew. There is never a dull or quiet moment around their house!
Keri serves the Greater Boston area and beyond, depending on the needs and requests of her clients.
Member, Greater Boston Association of Realtors Member, Massachusetts Association of Realtors Member, National Association of Realtors