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About Gene Hashkes

Luxury Properties Specialist - Newton Office
1229 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02459
Cell: 617.270.9040

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The Key To Superior Real Estate Services & Success: Last year alone, Gene Hashkes participated in 37 real estate transactions, with over $20 million in sales. His seller's homes averaged just 5 days on the market, with most selling for significantly over asking price, between 5-10% above list price.


Over 200 Property Sides Closed and $150+ Million in Real Estate Volume Sold Since 2005.

#1 Sales Associate in Closed Units - Newton

Sales Vice President

Massachusetts Top Ten: #8 Sales Associate - Out of 32 offices

Chairman's Elite: Top 5% Companywide - Out of 4000+ Agents in 9 States.

Annually Recognized Mutli-Million Dollar Top Producer & Listing Agent in the Boston Area

President's Club

Diamond Club

Senior Agent


The #1 Choice in Newton, Brookline, Greater Boston Communities & Surrounding Suburbs -- As a lifelong resident of the Greater Boston Area having grown up in Brookline, Newton, Brighton and Allston, no one knows the local communities or schools better than me working inside of Rt. 495. I have been a professionally licensed Massachusetts real estate agent for over twenty years since 1995 and also hold a broker's license. With an extensive background in real estate closings having previously managed a high volume real estate law office for five years, I have worked directly with all of the integral parties involved to negotiate every aspect of the closing process. My unique legal experience can provide you with an unmatched inside insight into the entire closing process beyond just guidance with the buying and selling process. In addition, I also personally invest in local real estate, renovate and develop my own properties. All of this combined expertise, together with my proven track record for top production in real estate sales representing both buyers & sellers, can allow me to empower you with all of the necessary tools and confidence needed to effectively achieve all of your real estate goals from start to close. My greatest satisfaction comes from educating my clients in a non-pressure environment in order to make great real estate and life decisions. Anyone can schedule showings or open up a door, but what separates me from other agents is taking the time to find you the perfect property while negotiating it successfully for the best possible price and terms upon your timetable.

Professional Association

Licensed Massachusetts Real Estate Broker Since 1995

Luxury Property Specialist


Accredited Buyer Representative: ABR

Certified Home Profesional: CHP

Greater Boston Association of Realtors: GBAR

National Association of Realtor: NAR

Professional Specialty

Strategic Real Estate & Consulting Services Specializing In Buyers and Sellers of Residential & Commercial Properties.


New Construction


Income Generating Portfolios

Cash Flowing Investment Properties

Multifamily Condo Conversions

1031 Tax Exchanges

Leasing & Rentals

Areas Covered

Serving Newton, Brookline, Greater Boston Neighborhoods & Surrounding Suburbs Inside of Rt 495



Greater Boston & Surrounding Communities













Community Involvement

John Ward Elementary School Contributor and Supporter

Newton Early Childhood Program Contributor and Supporter

Special Olympics

Rosie's Place



Continuing Education in Real Estate Practice and Policies

Suffolk University Law School

Brandeis University

Beaver Country Day School

Lee Institute

Bilingual Talents


In The News

Boston Voyager Magazine

  • 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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