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About Gene Hashkes

Luxury Properties Specialist - Newton Office
1229 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02459
Email: Gene.Hashkes@Raveis.com
Cell: 617.270.9040

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Testimonials

"Gene was great to work with. We were searching for our home for months and he was patient and understood what we were looking for. He was honest without being pushy and listened to what we wanted. We will recommend him to any of our friends looking for a home"
Rebecca D. (Newton, MA)

"Even in the middle of a world-wide pandemic, Gene managed to hit a home run for our family! We've worked with Gene twice now. Once years ago when we bought our very first home, a condo in Belmont. And again, in 2020, when we sold that condo and bought our first single-family house. There is no one we'd rather work with than Gene. He is hard-working, a fantastic business man, a kind and caring friend, and just an all around awesome person."
Sharon N. (Belmont, MA)

"Gene's expertise on the local market is unmatched and his connections make for quick sales, even in a challenging market. Gene is also an expert negotiator and ensures that his clients are aware of every step of the process. I highly recommend him."
Ian S. (Brighton, MA)

"Gene was awesome to work with on my last real estate transaction. He is very responsive and efficient which made such a smooth experience. Look forward to working with Gene in the near future."
Marc S. (Brighton, MA)

"Gene was fantastic and recommended a great team for us to work with. Everything was flawless and fast!"
Emily C. (Somerville, MA)

"Gene was incredibly valuable to us as a Seller's agent. He worked extremely diligently to market and sell our condominium unit in a tricky market during this pandemic. We are grateful for his assistance and would highly recommend his services to others!"
Megan R. (Newton, MA)

"Gene was the best realtor we've ever worked with. Extremely knowledgeable and responsive. Willing to help with every aspect of the search, negotiation, and move. Pushed hard to get us a better price even beyond what we expected. Just the right mixture of deferring to our preferences and providing some useful input and advice when requested. Could not be happier with him and will continue to use him for all real estate needs in the area."
Melissa B. (Waltham, MA)

"Gene was an amazing realtor. My entire family would never consider hiring anyone else. He works tirelessly to gets his clients' needs met, and he is a great negotiator. I had a property that had some issues, and we had a contingency offer on a new home simultaneously. Gene knew how to price my property so not only would it sell in the timeframe we needed it to sell, but at a price that allowed us to purchase our new home. We had difficult buyers who had various demands, and Gene handled all of it (a very treacherous situation!) with confidence, professionalism, and expediency. At every turn he knew exactly what to do so that we got what we needed. Gene is VERY knowledgeable about the laws as well, so he protected our rights and interests all along the way. Frankly it amazes me that he got the transaction done so quickly and so smoothly. I've used Gene to sell two properties now, and to buy two properties. My daughter and son-in-law have used him multiple times for sales and purchases, and we would never hire anyone else."
Maryann L. (Newton, MA)

"Gene is a wonderful! We have used him several times for purchases and sales, and other family members have done the same. In our latest sale of an old home and purchase of a new one, Gene fought for our interests every step of the way. We had a very difficult and time consuming contingency agreement, and Gene was available day and night for every issue, large and small. He is a fantastic negotiator and got us a great deal. He is very knowledgeable about the market in this area so he knows how to handle every situation. When our buyers caused problems at the inspection, he knew the laws and protected our rights. Without Gene, we would never have been able to get into the house of our dreams!"
Judy Q. (Newton, MA)

Gene represented us for our first home purchase. He helped us navigate this unusual market during this unprecedented time, with new COVID-19 restrictions and limitations making everything more challenging, Gene's understanding of the market and his clients' needs were extremely helpful to us and made the whole process much smoother than anticipated. We were looking at homes in areas and at price points that had a lot of interest and competition, and with Gene's guidance we not only found a house in a very "hot" area, but he negotiated for us to get it for us under asking price. He also got the sellers to cut us a check at closing for deferred maintenance! Gene's dedication to his clients is second to none, and he has the testimonials to back it up. In a market that is unaffected by pandemics, recessions, or seemingly anything else, Gene's approach always puts his clients in an advantageous position over the competition. I cannot recommend Gene enough for your home buying or selling needs.
Daniel E. (Canton)

"We loved working with Gene! He was very professional, communicative, and helped us every step of the way."
Doug S (Newton)

"Gene is the consummate professional and did a great job for me when selling my house. I highly recommend working with Gene whether you?re buying or selling. No one will work harder to obtain the best price for you and close the deal in a timely fashion. I had offers after my first open house we closed right on time!"
Cynthia F. (Newton, MA)

"I was doing 1031 Exchange. Gene was selling my property. It was very important to sell it quickly, and he did, he basically save the sale that was going nowhere. And as a bonus, he also rented my new property in this difficult pandemic time. Perfect!"
Gary R. (West Roxbury, Boston, MA)

"I would like to say HUGE Thanks to Gene for helping sell our house, specially in pandemic situation. He was a great realtor - friendly, professional and most importantly, honestly. I am very impressed and grateful and if I ever need an agent in that area again I will definitely look him up again."
Natalia L. (Framingham, MA)

"10/10 service from Gene. This was my first house bought and I could not have been in better hands. Gene knows everything about the industry and was a trusted advisor every step of the way. He made this process as easy as it can possibly be, was very lucky to be working him. Thanks so much, Gene!"
David W. (Dedham, MA)

"I will ABSOLUTELY suggest Gene to any of my friends and family and will be reaching out for any of my future purchases. Gene was kind, real about places, took the time to teach me about different aspects of real estate/what to look for, and flexible. I really felt like he listened to what I was looking for and delivered on it! He asked all the right questions at open houses/showings and negotiated my cost down. He also was there every step of the way - in person for a lot of different things (inspection, signing, etc) but also via cell phone and email any time. It is clear that he loves his job and is extremely good at it. I can?t speak highly enough about him!"
Nora S. (Braintree, MA)

"Gene was great to work with as a first time buyer, very friendly. He's always very responsive to emails and phone calls for questions about the entire process and knew all of the details about the property."
Gregory G. (Sharon, MA)

"This is 3rd time Gene helped us to purchase a property. We are very satisfied with Gene's service like he did for us in the last two times . Gene is an excellent agent, which is not only because of his super strong real estate skills and knowledge but also because of his professionalism, integrity, honesty and trustworthiness. Starting from house hunting stage, Gene is always very responsive, patient and supportive. Every time we requested to see a property, Gene will try his best to accommodate our schedule and make action quickly. When I contacted Gene about this property, Gene acted promptly to work with seller agent and push them to let us see the property earlier. After the tour, we expressed our interest, he provided us a lot information, analyzed the market, gave us suggestion and helped us make the decision to submit an offer. By using his strong communication and negotiation skills, later on we purchased this property with a price we are very happy about. After offer being accepted, Gene guided us through the rest process, as usual, during this process, he is always so helpful, supportive, knowledgeable and reliable. We enjoyed the experience very much. Gene is the best agent. So lucky we have him as our agent. I highly recommend Gene to my friends and wish he will continuously help us in the future."
Irene Z. (Chestnut Hill, West Roxbury)

"I would highly recommend Gene to my family and friends. Gene's knowledge and professionalism really helped to ensure that we were on the right track during each step of the process. My transactions with him have all been smooth and I was never worried because I know he will do his best to seek the best for his client's interest. He's always prompt with his response and explains situations thoroughly. Also, he was able to negotiate the best terms based on my best interest. My overall experience with Gene has been great! Highly Recommend!"
Tony P. (Lynn, MA)

"Gene is the best in the biz. There is nobody better. He knows the ins and outs better than anyone and he always puts his clients first."
Mathew M. (Sudbury, MA)

"Out of all the real estate agents that I have met, Gene is an absolute professional. He is timely, thorough and responsive. Gene helped my Fiance and I through the entire process, all the while educating us to all of the steps along the way. He is extremely organized and understood all of our needs. If I could recommend him higher then the 10/10 it would be at 100/10. Gene is the best of the best, because of his knowledge and experience that he brings to the table. I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."
Lawrence V. (Framingham, MA)

"Gene was very on top of the timeline. He was friendly, professional and offered insight into the market. I had a great experience buying my first home with him."
Sophia L. (Malden)

"Gene is an excellent broker. I have worked with Gene 4 times now for a reason. Gene has tremendous real estate instincts. He knows every aspect of the process and guides his clients expertly through every step. Gene will always get you the best price whether representing on the buyer or seller side. This guy is exemplary on all fronts."
Mathew M. (Belmont)

"Gene is the consummate professional, and a truly experienced realtor. He was patient with us as we narrowed down our search, listened to our needs, and served as a MASTERFUL negotiator to help reduce the price of our home significantly. He knows the market, and knows how to play the game. If we choose to upsize in the future, we will absolutely go with Gene."
Andrew W. (Norwell)

"Gene was wonderful and pleasant to work with. He was professional, knowledgeable and helpful to me regarding the real estate market. He help me purchase my first home smoothly and it was a pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family."
Trinh D (Melrose, MA)

"Gene provided terrific insight and responded quickly to all questions and open house inquiries. I would recommend his services to anyone, first time home buyers, RE Investors ect."
John M. (Weymouth, MA)

"Gene was very knowledgeable and experienced."
Dean P. (Chelsea, MA )

"The individual that I worked with from Gene?s team was Daniel Esterkin. Gene and Daniel were extremely patient with me and really focused their attention at getting me a place I would love based on what I told them that I was looking for. They were both very accommodating and made sure that they always worked with my schedule. This was truly a wonderful experience. Gene and Daniel helped to alleviate many of the stresses associated with the home buying process and were both very personable and considerate. They made every effort to ensure that I felt comfortable throughout the entire process. I couldn?t be happier with the result."
Madeleine A. (Boston, MA)

"Gene was so proactive and helpful in helping me find my condo! Everything was handled very professionally and he was available day and night to help me out."
Samanth S. (Malden)

"Gene helped us to buy our latest investment condo and it is not the first time that he helped us. As always, Gene is the best agent! Always quick responsive, very patient, super knowledgeable, and great great negotiating skills. We feel we are so lucky to have Gene as our agent. Thank you very much, Gene. Look forward to having you help us in the future again!"
Irene Z. (Revere, MA)

"Gene was a pleasure to work with and we are so grateful for his services! 5 years ago, Gene helped us find and purchase our Condo in the Back Bay. Recently, we sold our Condo and bought our house in Newton with Gene. Our condo went under agreement within hours after our first open house and Gene helped us purchase our dream house within our price range in an extremely competitive market. As a young family making the move from Back Bay to the suburbs, we were conflicted, and did not know exactly what we wanted. Gene was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and patient with us and ultimately we could not be happier with our new house and how smooth and painless the process was- all thanks to Gene. I would 100% recommend Gene as a broker for anybody looking to buy or sell property, whether in the city or the suburbs."
Suzanne T. (Newton, MA)

"Gene is the best agent out there. He is very knowledgeable and patient. This was our first time buying a house, and Gene made the whole process so wonderful. We were never stressed, and whenever we had any questions, Gene would always address them promptly.
We always got the best advise from Gene all the way. I would definitely work with Gene again in the future, and would totally recommend him to all my friends and family."
Roy B. (Hopkinton)

"Gene was amazing! His knowledge of the area is unparalleled. He was very informative and responsive throughout the whole process. He was especially great during the negotiations and got me an amazing deal on my place"
George B. (Brighton, MA)

"It was my first time buying a property and we all know this is a tough time. To top it, I had requirements which put my search in the hottest market segment while inventory was really low. Gene and I worked on finding a property for me for about 6 months until the perfect property came along. Gene helped me in my search and at closing by:
- being fast and accurate in finding property information for me
- connecting with seller agents quickly and finding out the seller's preferences
- recommending the right prices to bid in an extremely competitive market.
I would highly recommend Gene. He is very experienced, well connected in the market and has a kind and positive attitude. Thank you, Gene!"
Mariya P. (South Boston)

"Gene provided my family excellence professional service to my family. Without his kind care and nice heart, we don't believe we can have my beautiful and warmest home. I would keep on giving all my future service to Gene and recommend my friends."
Janet H. (Newton Lower Falls)

"Gene is one of the best agents! He helped us to buy an investment unit. During that process, He is very experienced and knowledgeable (educate us a lot), honest and patient (we asked him many many questions, there is no hidden trick etc), good strategy. In addition, Gene is also the key person to solve the problem: just 1 day before closing, we came across a critical issue, it was so difficult that seems things were going to fall apart .... fortunately, we got Gene's help, he aggressively seek for solutions, communicated to all sides people, finally the problem got resolved and we were able to close on time.
Besides, Gene also helped to be our realtor agent. Similarly, we are very impressed by his high standard professionalism and skills. As Gene said: he did it well is not because of the fee but because we are his clients and he respect clients' benefits.
In the all, Gene has offered us way more than a buying agent could offer. We are very satisfied with his service and strongly recommend Gene's service to everyone else."
Yueli C. (Brighton, MA)

"Gene helped our family sell our condo after the first weekend's open house for 11% over asking price (that's $100,000 over list price.) He not only helped stage our home beforehand, but he managed the entire process from A-Z. His marketing strategy was second to none and as a result we had over 80 groups of people at the the first two open houses. I could not have asked for a better Real Estate selling experience. I recommend his services for all buyers and sellers if you want to come out on top in any situation. I cannot wait to buy our new home with him shortly. You cannot find a better more experienced Greater Boston Area broker & surrounding MA suburbs that you can trust 100%. He will always keep your family's best interests first."
Diana C. (Newton, MA)

"Gene is excellent! He's knowledgeable, professional, and very pleasant to work with. I will definitely be contacting Gene for any future real estate needs."
Michelle G. (Coolidge Corner, Brookline)

I've had the pleasure of working with Gene twice - once to purchase my home and then again when selling it. Without a doubt, Gene is the best real estate professional that I've ever had the pleasure of working with. His knowledge of the local area (Newton, MA in this case) is unbounded. He knew selling agents, real estate lawyers, local ordinances, trustworthy contractors, and anyone else you need to make the process smooth and reliable.

During the selling process, I saw Gene at his best. His plan for marketing the property obviously came from years of experience, which showed as he made right step after right step. Best of all, he had what I like to call "confidence without attitude." He's sure of his strategy, and he actually takes the time to explain it to you in a calm and reassuring way. No overselling or underselling - just honest and insightful feedback that makes you feel as though you're walking with the best in the business. Does he have an unfair advantage in the real estate market? No, no one does - but he has the next best thing. A positivity that makes everyone want to work with him. You should as well.

In short: a wonderful person that just also happens to be the best real estate agent in town. Quite the combo, don't you think?
Arcady S. (Newton, MA)

"Gene Hashkes is an excellent Real Estate Professional. Knowledgeable of the market and the buying/selling process. Very pleasant, great communication skills.
Gene was calm and helpful throughout the entire process of selling my house! I would seek his Real Estate expertise again if I were to buy/sell another property."
Elizabeth Z. (Newton, MA)

"Gene was professional, efficient, knowledgeable, and most of all had the fantastic talent of bringing people together. We were first time homebuyers and he educated us and answered every stupid question we had without judgment and with complete honesty, was with us every step of the way and would answer emails within minutes (nights weekends it didn't matter). He brought cool and calm when things got stressful and was always the voice of reason. We closed on our house 8 weeks after the first open house we went to, and that wouldn't have been possible if not for Gene. He really took care of us and we'd be forever grateful."
Fairland A. (Needham, MA)

"Gene Hashkes worked extremely hard to do the best for me when I was selling my home. He stayed in contact and managed every detail from the open houses to the closing. My job was easy due to his diligence. My home was well advertised and he brought hundreds of clients to view it. I do not believe I would have been able to sell it without having Gene as my realtor and highly recommend him."
Maryann L. (Lynnfield, MA)

"Gene was great in helping from very beginning from showing the properties, to making sure the offer and the closing process was as smooth as possible once we found the condo we liked."
Alejandra B. (Coolidge Corner, Brookline)

"I am very happy with Gene. He knows the market and can give you the best recommendation needed. I felt that my interest was definitely his priority. I wanted to make sure I pay the cheapest price possible and not lose the property to someone else. He made it possible. This is the second property I bought with Gene. I used other agents in a past, and I can say for sure that Gene is a right broker to have on your side"
Alexander Y. (Dennisport, Cape Cod)

"Gene was probably the best real estate agent I have worked with. His attention to detail, his focus on taking the extra steps to help the inspections and closing go smoothly, and his organizational skills are only a few examples of his excellent service."
Catalina C. (Dennisport, Cape Cod)

"Our agent, Gene Hashkes, was awesome. He patiently worked with us in narrowing down the towns and types of properties we were interested in. When we were going to settle for a non-ideal property that would not have been a good long-term solution for us, he was a voice of patience and reason. And when the perfect property did become available, he worked quickly to set up a viewing that day and helped us submit the winning offer later that night. After our offer was accepted, he worked with us on all the remaining steps, helping us with the inspection, P&S, mortgage, and closing. We are extremely happy with our new home, and I doubt we would have gotten it without Gene."
Benjamin C. (Hopkinton)

"Great communication, very proactive, good listener, client motivated, adaptable to change, and understands client needs.
Fantastic service!"
Albert S. (Norwood, MA)

"A friendly professional with top notch service. Highly recommended."
Martin J. (Framingham, MA)

"Gene is very professional and made the transaction very easy, I have no complains at all and would recommend him to all my friends and relatives."
Semyon D. (Natick, MA)

"Gene was very helpful and professional.
We will definitely use his services again.
He was prompt and very responsive any time we had a question or concern.
I highly recommend him."
Simin J. (Newton, MA)

"Gene is fantastic at this! His knowledge, diligence and personality combined with his negotiating skills make him one of the best realtors! We've worked with Gene for multiple real estate transactions and would highly recommend him!"
Nirupama R. (Newton, MA)

"Gene is the absolute BEST at what he does. He is attentive and informative. Most of all, he's a really great person. Definitely a #1 choice for anyone looking to buy. First-time buyers will be very well taken care of."
Alexandra B. (Brookline, MA)

"Gene is very professional and experienced and did an amazing job with marketing and selling my condo. I am very happy with his services and would recommend him without a doubt! He is a an exceptional real estate broker. Thank you Gene!"
Sandra I. (Newton, MA)

"It was a pleasure working with Gene Hashkes, very professional, answered all my questions via email, message or by calling, any concern I had he used to reply right away. I didn't have to worry about anything cause he knew what I was looking for, will hopefully be working together on our next unit.
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Nathalie C. (Walpole, MA)

"Everything was awesome. Gene was very helpful and friendly in his process. Will definitely recommend to anyone looking for a housing agent."
Ben W. (Chestnut Hill, MA)

"Very knowledgable of local market, prompt and professional. Would not hesitate to recommend or work with in the future."
Edward C. (Newton, MA)

"Great service with diligent responses and follow ups.
I worked with different brokers during my many years in Real Estate business. Gene is well above the usual crowed.
He really earned his top producing Real estate agent status with every step of the way during transactions. Easy to deal with, responsive, gets things done in timely manner and positively earns his commission.
Loved to work with him."
Genn B. (Brookline, MA)

"Gene is an exceptional Agent and was a referral from a good friend. We were going through the process of completing a new build and without him, I don't think it would have went as smoothly as it did. I will absolutely refer Gene to anyone else who is looking for a new home in the MA area."
Caitlin B. (Foxboro, MA)

"Gene was absolutely fantastic is helping me with my search. he was proactive, understood my requirements, always made me feel comfortable with the process, always answered all my questions almost immediately! He was an absolute delight to work with, I almost wish I hadn't found a place so quickly. Thank you Gene!!!"
Deepali G. (Natick, MA)

"Gene has been an amazing agent. He was very helpful throughout the selling process of my condo, providing with straightforward and timely advice. He stayed on top of all the details and helped me navigate the complications of the transaction."
Alejandra R. (Brookline, MA)

"Gene is a genuine full service provider from start to finish. Gene truly cares about his clients and exercises full communication at all times throughout the real estate selling process. He has an eye for detail and his deep experience ultimately will save the seller both time and money throughout the process. We were very happy to work with Gene and would not hesitate to recommend him to our close family and friends."
Sherman L. (Newton, MA)

"Gene has helped us many times over the years and I would always recommend Gene's services! He is highly knowledgeable, very responsive and an excellent negotiator. We are very very happy with our purchase."
Amanda L.

"Gene was awesome. He was patient, answered all my questions, asked all the right questions at showings, realistic with me about properties, available and flexible! He was a great and smart negotiator and it definitely benefited me! I will being using Gene in the future and recommending him to all family and friends in the area."
Nora Sweeney (Quincy, MA)

"Gene Hashkes did an incredible and very professional job in keeping the sale alive"
Gary Rosenfeld (Boston, MA)

"Mr. Gene Hashkes helped us with our rencent purchase of a two family building in West Roxbury. We are very happy with his service and strongly recommend him to anyone who is looking to buy, sell, or rent a house. Thank you very much again, Gene."
Chunqi Li (West Roxbury, MA)

"Gene is a very experienced agent. You can easily see this after speaking with him and his extensive expertise. He is very comfortable doing his job and providing honest expert advice. He can plan ahead, anticipate and foresee the overall situation which he is ready to act on immediately. He is great at managing difficult transactions to make sure that the deal doesn't fall apart. He always has a solution for any situation that may arise. I highly recommend!"
Alex Y. (Norwood, MA)

"From the moment we met with Gene, we knew he was the right person to sell our home. He did an amazing job marketing our property, and was able to sell our home for far more than we expected. Gene continued to be a great help throughout the closing process and he certainly made our lives much less stressful."
Daniel Rafferty (Malden, MA)

"Our agent, Gene Hashkes, was awesome. He patiently worked with us in narrowing down the towns and types of properties we were interested in. When we were going to settle for a non-ideal property that would not have been a good long-term solution for us, he was a voice of patience and reason. And when the perfect property did become available, he worked quickly to set up a viewing that day and helped us submit the winning offer later that night. After our offer was accepted, he worked with us on all the remaining steps, helping us with the inspection, P&S, mortgage, and closing. We are extremely happy with our new home, and I doubt we would have gotten it without Gene."

"Gene is a great agent we have had the pleasure to work with over the last few years, for both purchase and sale of a couple of properties. Gene is extremely knowledgeable with the market to details, is diligent, and always ready to offer above-and-beyond help. He made the process not just easy, but also pleasant! We surely intend to engage him in the future."
Jun L. (Brookline, MA)

"Working with Gene Hashkes was like working with a family member who was just as keenly interested in what we wanted as we were ourselves."

"We moved overseas and had to sell our condo due to a change in our finances. My agent was fantastic and managed the whole process for us from start to finish. It was a huge relief to our family when th sale closed and the sale simply would not have happened without Gene Hashkes."

"Gene is top notch. I don't think I would have gotten my place without his expertise."

"Services were amazing!!"

"Gene was professional, efficient, knowledgeable, and most of all had the fantastic talent of bringing people together. We were first time homebuyers and he educated us and answered every stupid question we had without judgment and with complete honesty, was with us every step of the way and would answer emails within minutes (nights weekends it didn't matter). He brought cool and calm when things got stressful and was always the voice of reason. We closed on our house 8 weeks after the first open house we went to, and that wouldn't have been possible if not for Gene. He really took care of us and we'd be forever grateful."

"Amazing, professional, quick responses, informative, knowledgeable. Very impressed with the agent!"

"Gene Hashkes is an excellent Realtor. His communication skills exceeded any other agent I have met. He is proactive, professional and very pleasant to work with. I highly recommend Gene!"

"Gene was great. Would highly recommend."

"Our Agent got what I think was the very best price we were going to get when selling our property. He worked very hard for that last penny."
Frank Thomas (Lunenburg, MA)

"Gene patiently walked us through the home buying process and provided invaluable advice along the way. He took the time to understand what we were really looking for and guided us towards finding the perfect place. I would highly recommend him!"
Leonid Paritsky (Boston, MA)

"Great Agent.
Precise, returns emails and phone calls right away, has great relationship with attorneys and appraisers.
Has network of right qualified clients for selling or buying the properties
Guide you thru the process from start to finish with ease and precise execution."
Gennady Baskin (Needham, MA)

"Raveis Real Estate and Mortgage company, specifically Gene Hashkes, Clifford Slater and Sandra Keegan were extremely helpful and professional throughout the whole home buying process."
Caitlin Rouille (Canton, MA)

"Gene was such a pleasure to work with. He was referred to us from a friend and I couldn't have been happier with the level of service we received. We worked with Gene on both selling and buying a new home. From our first meeting, he made sure to do his homework and brought an abundance of information about our area comps and was honest with what we were to expect with the market. This was the first time we sold a home, so we didnít know what to expect. He made sure the process was smooth and that we knew what to expect at every turn. We sold our house with no problem and I like to give most, if not all, of the credit to Gene. He was able to get us the best offer we could have hoped for. Buying our new home was just as easy and painless. I recommend Gene to anyone buying or selling their home. He will give you the best recommendations and advice you can find. Thank you, Gene!"
Nicholas Plante (Framingham, MA)

"With William Raveis (Gene), I received exceptional first-time home buyer education. I always had my agent by my side when making the big decision: to make and offer or not. I had a trustworthy, responsible and attentive agent who went above and beyond at all steps of the home buying process."
Sonia Groff (Brookline, MA)

"My agent was absolutely amazing! He was extremely accommodating, very client centered courteous and punctual. He always clearly communicated and made sure to be readily available to answer any and all questions I had during the process. His flexibility and attentiveness were an added bonus."
Madeleine A. (Medford, MA)

"Gene was knowledgeable about the area. He was very patient and available when we needed him."
Roberta Meyerson (Boynton Beach, FL)

"He was very pleasant to work with. This could be a stressful process but Gene made it simple."
Emily D. (WATERTOWN, MA)

"The agent was an extraordinary sales professional!"
Andrey Y (Newton, MA)

"Very professional and reliable, as is everyone affiliated with William Raveis. Great company and a pleasure working with all involved!"
Bill W. (North End, Boston)

"Gene Hashkes was patient with us during our home shopping process and helped us explore all options, while appropriately offering his personal advice and expertise. We would strongly consider reaching out to him again in the future and will recommend him to family and friends."
Kathryn E. (Brighton, MA)

"Gene was very informative and helped educate us about markets - what i appreciated most is how he provided info but then would step back to let us make a decision - we never felt any pressure to do anything before we were comfortable. he was consistently responsive and thorough it communications and overall great to work with!"
Seth G. (Brookline, MA)

  • Gene was great to work with. We were searching for our home for months and he was patient and understood what we were looking for. He was honest without being pushy and listened to what we wanted. We will recommend him to any of our friends looking for a home Rebecca D. (Newton, MA)

  • Even in the middle of a world-wide pandemic, Gene managed to hit a home run for our family! We've worked with Gene twice now. Once years ago when we bought our very first home, a condo in Belmont. And again, in 2020, when we sold that condo and bought our first single-family house. There is no one w... Sharon N. (Belmont, MA)

  • Gene's expertise on the local market is unmatched and his connections make for quick sales, even in a challenging market. Gene is also an expert negotiator and ensures that his clients are aware of every step of the process. I highly recommend him. Ian S. (Brighton, MA)

  • Gene was awesome to work with on my last real estate transaction. He is very responsive and efficient which made such a smooth experience. Look forward to working with Gene in the near future. Marc S. (Brighton, MA)

  • Gene was fantastic and recommended a great team for us to work with. Everything was flawless and fast! Emily C. (Somerville, MA)

  • Gene was incredibly valuable to us as a Seller's agent. He worked extremely diligently to market and sell our condominium unit in a tricky market during this pandemic. We are grateful for his assistance and would highly recommend his services to others! Megan R. (Newton, MA)

  • Gene was the best realtor we've ever worked with. Extremely knowledgeable and responsive. Willing to help with every aspect of the search, negotiation, and move. Pushed hard to get us a better price even beyond what we expected. Just the right mixture of deferring to our preferences and providing so... Melissa B. (Waltham, MA)

  • Gene was an amazing realtor. My entire family would never consider hiring anyone else. He works tirelessly to gets his clients' needs met, and he is a great negotiator. I had a property that had some issues, and we had a contingency offer on a new home simultaneously. Gene knew how to price my prope... Maryann L. (Newton, MA)

  • Gene is a wonderful! We have used him several times for purchases and sales, and other family members have done the same. In our latest sale of an old home and purchase of a new one, Gene fought for our interests every step of the way. We had a very difficult and time consuming contingency agreement... Judy Q. (Newton, MA)

  • Gene represented us for our first home purchase. He helped us navigate this unusual market during this unprecedented time, with new COVID-19 restrictions and limitations making everything more challenging, Gene's understanding of the market and his clients' needs were extremely helpful to us and mad... Daniel E. (Canton)

  • We loved working with Gene! He was very professional, communicative, and helped us every step of the way. Doug S (Newton)

  • Gene is the consummate professional and did a great job for me when selling my house. I highly recommend working with Gene whether you?re buying or selling. No one will work harder to obtain the best price for you and close the deal in a timely fashion. I had offers after my first open house we clos... Cynthia F. (Newton, MA)

  • I was doing 1031 Exchange. Gene was selling my property. It was very important to sell it quickly, and he did, he basically save the sale that was going nowhere. And as a bonus, he also rented my new property in this difficult pandemic time. Perfect! Gary R. (West Roxbury, Boston, MA)

  • I would like to say HUGE Thanks to Gene for helping sell our house, specially in pandemic situation. He was a great realtor - friendly, professional and most importantly, honestly. I am very impressed and grateful and if I ever need an agent in that area again I will definitely look him up again. Natalia L. (Framingham, MA)

  • 10/10 service from Gene. This was my first house bought and I could not have been in better hands. Gene knows everything about the industry and was a trusted advisor every step of the way. He made this process as easy as it can possibly be, was very lucky to be working him. Thanks so much, Gene! David W. (Dedham, MA)

  • I will ABSOLUTELY suggest Gene to any of my friends and family and will be reaching out for any of my future purchases. Gene was kind, real about places, took the time to teach me about different aspects of real estate/what to look for, and flexible. I really felt like he listened to what I was look... Nora S. (Braintree, MA)

  • Gene was great to work with as a first time buyer, very friendly. He's always very responsive to emails and phone calls for questions about the entire process and knew all of the details about the property. Gregory G. (Sharon, MA)

  • This is 3rd time Gene helped us to purchase a property. We are very satisfied with Gene's service like he did for us in the last two times . Gene is an excellent agent, which is not only because of his super strong real estate skills and knowledge but also because of his professionalism, integrity, ... Irene Z. (Chestnut Hill, West Roxbury)

  • I would highly recommend Gene to my family and friends. Gene's knowledge and professionalism really helped to ensure that we were on the right track during each step of the process. My transactions with him have all been smooth and I was never worried because I know he will do his best to seek the b... Tony P. (Lynn, MA)

  • Gene is the best in the biz. There is nobody better. He knows the ins and outs better than anyone and he always puts his clients first. Mathew M. (Sudbury, MA)

  • Out of all the real estate agents that I have met, Gene is an absolute professional. He is timely, thorough and responsive. Gene helped my Fiance and I through the entire process, all the while educating us to all of the steps along the way. He is extremely organized and understood all of our needs.... Lawrence V. (Framingham, MA)

  • Gene was very on top of the timeline. He was friendly, professional and offered insight into the market. I had a great experience buying my first home with him. Sophia L. (Malden)

  • Gene is an excellent broker. I have worked with Gene 4 times now for a reason. Gene has tremendous real estate instincts. He knows every aspect of the process and guides his clients expertly through every step. Gene will always get you the best price whether representing on the buyer or seller side.... Mathew M. (Belmont)

  • Gene is the consummate professional, and a truly experienced realtor. He was patient with us as we narrowed down our search, listened to our needs, and served as a MASTERFUL negotiator to help reduce the price of our home significantly. He knows the market, and knows how to play the game. If we choo... Andrew W. (Norwell)

  • Gene was wonderful and pleasant to work with. He was professional, knowledgeable and helpful to me regarding the real estate market. He help me purchase my first home smoothly and it was a pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family. Trinh D (Melrose, MA)

  • Gene provided terrific insight and responded quickly to all questions and open house inquiries. I would recommend his services to anyone, first time home buyers, RE Investors ect. John M. (Weymouth, MA)

  • Gene was very knowledgeable and experienced. Dean P. (Chelsea, MA )

  • The individual that I worked with from Gene?s team was Daniel Esterkin. Gene and Daniel were extremely patient with me and really focused their attention at getting me a place I would love based on what I told them that I was looking for. They were both very accommodating and made sure that they alw... Madeleine A. (Boston, MA)

  • Gene was so proactive and helpful in helping me find my condo! Everything was handled very professionally and he was available day and night to help me out. Samanth S. (Malden)

  • Gene helped us to buy our latest investment condo and it is not the first time that he helped us. As always, Gene is the best agent! Always quick responsive, very patient, super knowledgeable, and great great negotiating skills. We feel we are so lucky to have Gene as our agent. Thank you very much... Irene Z. (Revere, MA)

  • Gene was a pleasure to work with and we are so grateful for his services! 5 years ago, Gene helped us find and purchase our Condo in the Back Bay. Recently, we sold our Condo and bought our house in Newton with Gene. Our condo went under agreement within hours after our first open house and Gene hel... Suzanne T. (Newton, MA)

  • Gene is the best agent out there. He is very knowledgeable and patient. This was our first time buying a house, and Gene made the whole process so wonderful. We were never stressed, and whenever we had any questions, Gene would always address them promptly. We always got the best advise from Gene a... Roy B. (Hopkinton)

  • Gene was amazing! His knowledge of the area is unparalleled. He was very informative and responsive throughout the whole process. He was especially great during the negotiations and got me an amazing deal on my place George B. (Brighton, MA)

  • It was my first time buying a property and we all know this is a tough time. To top it, I had requirements which put my search in the hottest market segment while inventory was really low. Gene and I worked on finding a property for me for about 6 months until the perfect property came along. Gene h... Mariya P. (South Boston)

  • Gene provided my family excellence professional service to my family. Without his kind care and nice heart, we don't believe we can have my beautiful and warmest home. I would keep on giving all my future service to Gene and recommend my friends. Janet H. (Newton Lower Falls)

  • Gene is one of the best agents! He helped us to buy an investment unit. During that process, He is very experienced and knowledgeable (educate us a lot), honest and patient (we asked him many many questions, there is no hidden trick etc), good strategy. In addition, Gene is also the key person to so... Yueli C. (Brighton, MA)

  • Gene helped our family sell our condo after the first weekend's open house for 11% over asking price (that's $100,000 over list price.) He not only helped stage our home beforehand, but he managed the entire process from A-Z. His marketing strategy was second to none and as a result we had over 80 g... Diana C. (Newton, MA)

  • Gene is excellent! He's knowledgeable, professional, and very pleasant to work with. I will definitely be contacting Gene for any future real estate needs. Michelle G. (Coolidge Corner, Brookline)

  • I've had the pleasure of working with Gene twice - once to purchase my home and then again when selling it. Without a doubt, Gene is the best real estate professional that I've ever had the pleasure of working with. His knowledge of the local area (Newton, MA in this case) is unbounded. He knew sell... Arcady S. (Newton, MA)

  • Gene Hashkes is an excellent Real Estate Professional. Knowledgeable of the market and the buying/selling process. Very pleasant, great communication skills. Gene was calm and helpful throughout the entire process of selling my house! I would seek his Real Estate expertise again if I were to buy/se... Elizabeth Z. (Newton, MA)

  • Gene was professional, efficient, knowledgeable, and most of all had the fantastic talent of bringing people together. We were first time homebuyers and he educated us and answered every stupid question we had without judgment and with complete honesty, was with us every step of the way and would an... Fairland A. (Needham, MA)

  • Gene Hashkes worked extremely hard to do the best for me when I was selling my home. He stayed in contact and managed every detail from the open houses to the closing. My job was easy due to his diligence. My home was well advertised and he brought hundreds of clients to view it. I do not believe I ... Maryann L. (Lynnfield, MA)

  • Gene was great in helping from very beginning from showing the properties, to making sure the offer and the closing process was as smooth as possible once we found the condo we liked. Alejandra B. (Coolidge Corner, Brookline)

  • I am very happy with Gene. He knows the market and can give you the best recommendation needed. I felt that my interest was definitely his priority. I wanted to make sure I pay the cheapest price possible and not lose the property to someone else. He made it possible. This is the second property I b... Alexander Y. (Dennisport, Cape Cod)

  • Gene was probably the best real estate agent I have worked with. His attention to detail, his focus on taking the extra steps to help the inspections and closing go smoothly, and his organizational skills are only a few examples of his excellent service. Catalina C. (Dennisport, Cape Cod)

  • Our agent, Gene Hashkes, was awesome. He patiently worked with us in narrowing down the towns and types of properties we were interested in. When we were going to settle for a non-ideal property that would not have been a good long-term solution for us, he was a voice of patience and reason. And whe... Benjamin C. (Hopkinton)

  • Great communication, very proactive, good listener, client motivated, adaptable to change, and understands client needs. Fantastic service! Albert S. (Norwood, MA)

  • A friendly professional with top notch service. Highly recommended. Martin J. (Framingham, MA)

  • Gene is very professional and made the transaction very easy, I have no complains at all and would recommend him to all my friends and relatives. Semyon D. (Natick, MA)

  • Gene was very helpful and professional. We will definitely use his services again. He was prompt and very responsive any time we had a question or concern. I highly recommend him. Simin J. (Newton, MA)

  • Gene is fantastic at this! His knowledge, diligence and personality combined with his negotiating skills make him one of the best realtors! We've worked with Gene for multiple real estate transactions and would highly recommend him! Nirupama R. (Newton, MA)

  • Gene is the absolute BEST at what he does. He is attentive and informative. Most of all, he's a really great person. Definitely a #1 choice for anyone looking to buy. First-time buyers will be very well taken care of. Alexandra B. (Brookline, MA)

  • Gene is very professional and experienced and did an amazing job with marketing and selling my condo. I am very happy with his services and would recommend him without a doubt! He is a an exceptional real estate broker. Thank you Gene! Sandra I. (Newton, MA)

  • It was a pleasure working with Gene Hashkes, very professional, answered all my questions via email, message or by calling, any concern I had he used to reply right away. I didn't have to worry about anything cause he knew what I was looking for, will hopefully be working together on our next unit. ... Nathalie C. (Walpole, MA)

  • Everything was awesome. Gene was very helpful and friendly in his process. Will definitely recommend to anyone looking for a housing agent. Ben W. (Chestnut Hill, MA)

  • Very knowledgable of local market, prompt and professional. Would not hesitate to recommend or work with in the future. Edward C. (Newton, MA)

  • Great service with diligent responses and follow ups. I worked with different brokers during my many years in Real Estate business. Gene is well above the usual crowed. He really earned his top producing Real estate agent status with every step of the way during transactions. Easy to deal wi... Genn B. (Brookline, MA)

  • Gene is an exceptional Agent and was a referral from a good friend. We were going through the process of completing a new build and without him, I don't think it would have went as smoothly as it did. I will absolutely refer Gene to anyone else who is looking for a new home in the MA area. Caitlin B. (Foxboro, MA)

  • Gene was absolutely fantastic is helping me with my search. he was proactive, understood my requirements, always made me feel comfortable with the process, always answered all my questions almost immediately! He was an absolute delight to work with, I almost wish I hadn't found a place so quickly. T... Deepali G. (Natick, MA)

  • Gene has been an amazing agent. He was very helpful throughout the selling process of my condo, providing with straightforward and timely advice. He stayed on top of all the details and helped me navigate the complications of the transaction. Alejandra R. (Brookline, MA)

  • Gene is a genuine full service provider from start to finish. Gene truly cares about his clients and exercises full communication at all times throughout the real estate selling process. He has an eye for detail and his deep experience ultimately will save the seller both time and money throughout... Sherman L. (Newton, MA)

  • Gene has helped us many times over the years and I would always recommend Gene's services! He is highly knowledgeable, very responsive and an excellent negotiator. We are very very happy with our purchase. Amanda L.

  • Gene was awesome. He was patient, answered all my questions, asked all the right questions at showings, realistic with me about properties, available and flexible! He was a great and smart negotiator and it definitely benefited me! I will being using Gene in the future and recommending him to all fa... Nora Sweeney (Quincy, MA)

  • Gene Hashkes did an incredible and very professional job in keeping the sale alive Gary Rosenfeld (Boston, MA)

  • Mr. Gene Hashkes helped us with our rencent purchase of a two family building in West Roxbury. We are very happy with his service and strongly recommend him to anyone who is looking to buy, sell, or rent a house. Thank you very much again, Gene. Chunqi Li (West Roxbury, MA)

  • Gene is a very experienced agent. You can easily see this after speaking with him and his extensive expertise. He is very comfortable doing his job and providing honest expert advice. He can plan ahead, anticipate and foresee the overall situation which he is ready to act on immediately. He is great... Alex Y. (Norwood, MA)

  • From the moment we met with Gene, we knew he was the right person to sell our home. He did an amazing job marketing our property, and was able to sell our home for far more than we expected. Gene continued to be a great help throughout the closing process and he certainly made our lives much less st... Daniel Rafferty (Malden, MA)

  • Our agent, Gene Hashkes, was awesome. He patiently worked with us in narrowing down the towns and types of properties we were interested in. When we were going to settle for a non-ideal property that would not have been a good long-term solution for us, he was a voice of patience and reason. And ...

  • Gene is a great agent we have had the pleasure to work with over the last few years, for both purchase and sale of a couple of properties. Gene is extremely knowledgeable with the market to details, is diligent, and always ready to offer above-and-beyond help. He made the process not just easy, but ... Jun L. (Brookline, MA)

  • Working with Gene Hashkes was like working with a family member who was just as keenly interested in what we wanted as we were ourselves.

  • We moved overseas and had to sell our condo due to a change in our finances. My agent was fantastic and managed the whole process for us from start to finish. It was a huge relief to our family when th sale closed and the sale simply would not have happened without Gene Hashkes.

  • Gene is top notch. I don't think I would have gotten my place without his expertise.

  • Services were amazing!!

  • Gene was professional, efficient, knowledgeable, and most of all had the fantastic talent of bringing people together. We were first time homebuyers and he educated us and answered every stupid question we had without judgment and with complete honesty, was with us every step of the way and would an...

  • Amazing, professional, quick responses, informative, knowledgeable. Very impressed with the agent!

  • Gene Hashkes is an excellent Realtor. His communication skills exceeded any other agent I have met. He is proactive, professional and very pleasant to work with. I highly recommend Gene!

  • Gene was great. Would highly recommend.

  • Our Agent got what I think was the very best price we were going to get when selling our property. He worked very hard for that last penny. Frank Thomas (Lunenburg, MA)

  • Gene patiently walked us through the home buying process and provided invaluable advice along the way. He took the time to understand what we were really looking for and guided us towards finding the perfect place. I would highly recommend him! Leonid Paritsky (Boston, MA)

  • Great Agent. Precise, returns emails and phone calls right away, has great relationship with attorneys and appraisers. Has network of right qualified clients for selling or buying the properties Guide you thru the process from start to finish with ease and precise execution. Gennady Baskin (Needham, MA)

  • Raveis Real Estate and Mortgage company, specifically Gene Hashkes, Clifford Slater and Sandra Keegan were extremely helpful and professional throughout the whole home buying process. Caitlin Rouille (Canton, MA)

  • Gene was such a pleasure to work with. He was referred to us from a friend and I couldn't have been happier with the level of service we received. We worked with Gene on both selling and buying a new home. From our first meeting, he made sure to do his homework and brought an abundance of informatio... Nicholas Plante (Framingham, MA)

  • With William Raveis (Gene), I received exceptional first-time home buyer education. I always had my agent by my side when making the big decision: to make and offer or not. I had a trustworthy, responsible and attentive agent who went above and beyond at all steps of the home buying process. Sonia Groff (Brookline, MA)

  • My agent was absolutely amazing! He was extremely accommodating, very client centered courteous and punctual. He always clearly communicated and made sure to be readily available to answer any and all questions I had during the process. His flexibility and attentiveness were an added bonus. Madeleine A. (Medford, MA)

  • Gene was knowledgeable about the area. He was very patient and available when we needed him. Roberta Meyerson (Boynton Beach, FL)

  • He was very pleasant to work with. This could be a stressful process but Gene made it simple. Emily D. (WATERTOWN, MA)

  • The agent was an extraordinary sales professional! Andrey Y (Newton, MA)

  • Very professional and reliable, as is everyone affiliated with William Raveis. Great company and a pleasure working with all involved! Bill W. (North End, Boston)

  • Gene Hashkes was patient with us during our home shopping process and helped us explore all options, while appropriately offering his personal advice and expertise. We would strongly consider reaching out to him again in the future and will recommend him to family and friends. Kathryn E. (Brighton, MA)

  • Gene was very informative and helped educate us about markets - what i appreciated most is how he provided info but then would step back to let us make a decision - we never felt any pressure to do anything before we were comfortable. he was consistently responsive and thorough it communications and... Seth G. (Brookline, MA)

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