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Tim Meier



Marie Presti was wonderful with all of her help in getting us our dream house. She truly went above and beyond for us. She educated us about how to make the right decision, and she provided great recommendations about complex decisions in the home-buying process. She has a great attention to detail and helped us to be aware of issues that may come up in the process. She was a great support in helping to negotiate to get the price we wanted.

Lily & Vineet Sinha hired Marie Presti as a Real Estate Buyer's Agent in 2017


Lily & Vineet Sinha



Marie Presti was a huge help with our home purchase! As first time home buyers and newlyweds, my husband and I were in a bit a of time crunch to find a home that we loved. Our goal was to find something that we could see ourselves staying in long term as opposed to a "starter home". She helped us to understand the process we would be going through, step by step. She was in constant contact, giving us updates on open houses, making schedules of properties for us to visit, and simply checking in with us to make sure we weren't too overwhelmed. Marie did very detailed research to make sure each location lived up to our expectations.


She was incredibly professional, but also made us feel like we were friends which made the whole process so much easier. She was very personable and both my husband and I enjoyed spending time with her. Marie hit the nail on the head with our purchase. After a lot of "almosts", she sent us to one last open house for the weekend, and we fell in love. She was on top of everything and immediately got in contact with the sellers. My husband and I were beyond impressed with the attention to detail and the efficiency Marie showed with the buying process. She really made us feel like we were her only clients. The day of our closing, she was just as happy as we were and shared in our excitement for the day! Marie was also our selling agent for the home we were living in. She was able to pull together 2 open houses and over 50 groups of people to look at the house in less than 3 days. It was incredible. Her knowledge of what people were looking for and the demographics that would be interested in our area was amazing. She knew just what to do to make the house stand out to each group of interested people. It meant a lot to have someone we felt was in our corner during what could be (and some times was) the most stressful time in our lives.

I would recommend Marie Presti to ANYONE who is looking to buy or sell a home. Especially to people who are looking for that personal touch. She is a confident, knowledgable, and trustworthy woman, who proves how good she is just by doing her job the way she feels it should be done. We are beyond grateful to have worked with Marie. 
Jacque & Brendan



Nancy Huang & David Hsieh



I'm a first time home buyer and Marie made the process of buying my first home easier than I could have ever imagined! She was extremely caring & thoughtful throughout the whole process which made me truly feel comfortable. Marie provided great insight with all of my never ending questions and if I happened to stump her with one, she had the answers for me in just minutes. If you are looking to buy property in the Boston area, I would highly recommend getting in touch with Marie, you will be in great hands!
Brett Fistes



Thank you so much for all of your help with our house search and purchase. We truly appreciated your guidance and support during the whole process. We are enjoying our new home and have made several improvements to make it our own. We look forward to showing them to you. We also wanted to thank you for the lovely house warming gift. It was very thoughtful, and we will be able to use our new knives on many occasions! Thank you again for all of your hard work and we wish you continued success!


Ian & Erin Davis (Clients) 

Ian & Erin hired Marie Presti as a Real Estate Buyer's Agent in 2014

Ian & Erin Davis



Marie Presti is the best realtor that I have used to date. I have bought and sold about 10 properties in the past 10 years and no one even comes close. We interviewed another realtor from  Winthrop and were  told that our house should be priced $100,000  less than what Marie got for us. She set the price for the house aggressively and had us professionally "stage" and clean. She then had a  professional take many photos. Marie then had a brokers open house followed by back to back open houses. We had a bidding war with three potential buyers and all three bids came in above our asking. The staging was difficult on our part and some details did not make sense but Marie knows the business and will get you the best price for your home.

Scott & Eileen Helle (Clients) 

Scott & Eileen hired Marie Presti as a Real Estate Seller's Agent in 2014

Scott & Eileen Helle



"Thank you so much for working with us. All the traveling, hard work and dedication have paid off and we are so excited for our new home! You are an excellent realtor for first time home buyers. Thank you again."

Jessica Duval & Dan Black (Clients) 

Jessica & Dan hired Marie Presti as a Real Estate Buyer’s Agent in March of 2014 to buy their first home.

Jessica Duval & Dan Black



Fran and Marie worked their butts off for us!! We were first time homebuyers and overwhelmed at times with the process, but they were always there to answer our questions and fight for what we wanted. They rearranged schedules to meet us at open houses after work and on the weekends, and always responded quickly to emails and phone calls. Toward closing, we worked mostly with Marie and she was amazing. I don’t believe she got much sleep the night before we closed because she is a working machine! We were extremely lucky to have the Presti Realty Group on our side through it all Now, we are proud homeowners of a beautiful house in North Reading. Thank you Marie and Fran – we will send all our friends your way!

Alex & Amber Ripley (Clients) 

Alex & Amber hired Marie Presti as a Real Estate Buyer’s Agent in 2013

Alex & Amber Ripley



I met Fran and Marie when I took their first-time home buyers class. A little wary of realtors after a previous experience, I was happy to find this dynamite sister duo whose main concern was finding me the perfect home in the right neighborhood, at the right price. They more than succeeded! I absolutely love my new home! I am so thankful for their help (and patience) during the process. As I was a first-time home buyer, they explained the process step by step, so I understood the world of real estate and could make the most informed decisions possible. I cannot sing Fran and Marie's praises enough. They were such a pleasure to work with. I will definitely recommend them to my family and friends.

Stephanie Stender (Client) 

Stephanie hired Marie Presti as a Real Estate Buyer’s Agent in January of 2012

Stephanie Stender



Marie and Fran were great to work with. Marie took us around to many properties and helped us assess the value of our own home in thinking about putting on an addition versus moving to a larger place. In the end, we decided to move and Marie helped us find our perfect home. She also helped with price negotiations over structural issue and some other complex P&S issues and recommended the contractor we used to fix up the new home.
Susan Boyer (Client)
Susan hired Marie Presti as a Real Estate Buyer’s Agent in 2012 
Susan Boyer



We were both the Seller and the Buyer!
Marie and I have been friends for years. She helped me purchase my second home in Waltham. When I told her I was ready to make a move to the Cape, she was not surprised. We started seriously looking this summer. However, after going through my scenario, Marie, was forward thinking enough to advise me to sell my current home first. Marie explained I would be in a better financial position if I had the Waltham house under agreement prior to making my new home offer. And she was right.

Marie and Fran evaluated my home in Waltham and gave me a VERY long list of things to do to the home from removing furniture out of the house, to decluttering, to fixing a few things on the home itself. We went through the list, fixed a bunch of things and packed up a trailer full of furniture and anything to make the house look better.

Marie and Fran added the final touch by having a stager come in. The stagers were great. They added lamps, wall art and even pillows and throws. They made the house feel warm, but neutral. I was very pleased with the outcome and I knew we were ready to list it.

They showed the house a lot the first week. Either Fran or Marie was constantly coming into the house for a showing. Then they did an open house.

We were really pleased to get 5 offers on the Monday following the open house. We had a nice range of offers and somewhere in the middle was a cash offer. Marie suggested we try to get the cash offer to come higher. When they did, we were ecstatic! We couldn't have imagined getting as much for the home and a cash offer with less risk (as Marie explained to me).

Both Fran and Marie helped out finalizing the deal with scheduling the smoke inspection and the water department and the walk through. Along the way there were a few requests from the buyer. In each situation, Marie or Fran recommended what should be done. 

At the same time, they were helping me with the purchase of my new home including hiring a home inspector, negotiating the offer and other things, and then managing the walk through when the owners left a bunch of their stuff in the house. I really felt that they were helping me every step of the way. 

The other factors that made this whole process easier was the teamwork between the mortgage broker, Justin Tulman, the Real Estate Attorney, Scott Sellers and Fran and Marie. I have worked with both Justin and Scott before on a re-finance, which were recommendations from Marie, but the team was stellar on the buying side as well. The communication between all parties made the process go very smoothly. Scott had his challenges with the title of our new home but easily worked through everything so closing was a piece of cake.

My husband and I just took them out for dinner to thank them for their hard work. I know that doesn't usually happen but I wanted to show them my appreciation for how hard they worked. My husband and I couldn't be happier; we are in our dream home. We wake up every day and just can't believe we did it, we're home!

Diana Leccese (Client) 

Diana hired Marie Presti as a Real Estate Buyer’s and Seller's Agent in 2012

Diana Leccese



In my opinion, Marie and Fran Presti, owners of Presti Reality Group (http://www.prestirealtygroup.com/) are the BEST Realtors in the business. I strongly recommend their services to anyone buying, selling or renting a home. 
They truly listen to their clients, go the extra mile to complete a sale, and offer a range of services. 
I’ve had the privilege and good fortune to have Marie and Fran represent me on three transactions in three years.
First, they held my hand and supported me through the purchase and restoration of a big old house that needed lots of tender loving care. They were ruthless during the negotiations, and saved my boyfriend (now husband) and me thousands of dollars. 
Second, they secured a three year rental of my condo, which remained occupied until I was ready to sell this year. 
Third, they referred me to excellent contractors to get my condo unit ready to sell, creatively marketed my unit, completed timely sale, effectively negotiated with my tenant, buyer and her agent.
Marie and Fran are tops in their field, give back to the community and build/maintain lifetime relationships with clients.  February 23, 2014 
Nancy Tanner (Client)
Nancy has hired Marie Presti as a Real Estate Seller’s and Buyer’s Agent in the past three years  
Nancy Tanner



My wife and I would not have purchased our home--which we love--with the services of Marie and Fran Presti. This was our first home purchase and we really had no knowledge of the home-buying process.
Marie and Fran were patient, knowledgeable, helpful, organized, and friendly throughout the entire process. They alerted us about and accompanied us to new showing and open houses, and they were always available by phone.
The home-buying process was long and stressful, and Marie and Fran were there to help up every step of the way. In the end we found a great house in a perfect neighborhood. We could not have done it without them!
We give Marie and Fran five stars in every category. We'd give them 10 stars if we could!
Jay London (Client) 
Jay hired Marie Presti as a Real Estate Buyer’s Agent in 2013
Jay London



Marie & Fran were wonderful to work with. They know the business inside and out and are helpful and incredibly friendly. They helped us through a very stressful negotiation and made every step of the way as easy as it could be. This was my first home and I was completely new to every aspect of home buying, but it didn't matter because I was in excellent hands.
What could have been a nightmare was instead a great experience thanks to Fran and Marie. I ended up with a beautiful house in a wonderful neighborhood, and with my sanity intact. None of that (especially the sanity) would have been possible without them. I only wish I could give them more than 5 stars. 
Treska Cole (Client) 
Treska hired Marie Presti as a Real Estate Buyer’s Agent in 2013
Treska Cole



Fran and Marie helped me purchase my first home this past October. I cannot stress enough how helpful they were through the entire process. They supported me as I was outbid several times, but in the end, I ended up with a lovely condo. And to top it off - Fran and Marie hosted my housewarming party! They did it all - soup to nuts - and all I had to do was welcome my guests. I highly recommend them and have already encouraged several friends to use them as realtors.

Joanna Rothman (Client)

Joanna hired Marie as a Real Estate Buyer’s Agent in 2012

Joanna Rothman



Fran and Marie were amazing to work with. We were first time homebuyers, so we had a million questions -- and they had the answers and did any research needed to help us through the buying process. We worked mostly with Fran looking at houses, and every time we were ready or saw something we liked, she was ready within day to show us the property on our schedule. She is knowledgable, kind, and genuinely cares that you are happy and getting a good deal for your money. I would highly recommend Fran and Marie to anyone looking to buy or sell a home, and I will use them any time I plan to do the same in the future. 

Dan Olsen and Lara Pitrolo (Client)

Lara and Dan hired Marie as a Real Estate Buyer’s Agent in 2013


Lara Pitrolo & Dan Olsen



"I have had the pleasure of working with Marie for just over a year. In that short time, Marie has exemplified a true professional. She takes great pride in her clients needs/wants and is involved in all aspects of the purchase of their new home. Marie has a wealth of knowledge in the Residential Real Estate Market. She is well known and is highly respected in her field. I highly recommend Marie without any reservations.” September 29, 2008

Justin S. Tulman (Mortgage Broker)

Justin Tulman



Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

"I found Marie wonderful to work with--she knows her stuff, fights hard for her clients, and is there for you every step of the way. As a first-time home buyer, I appreciated that Marie also worked patiently to help me understand the entire process. I love my new home and have Marie to thank. Highly recommended!” August 15, 2008

Jennifer Jefferson (client)
Jennifer hired Marie as a Real Estate Buyer's Agent in 2008

Jennifer Jefferson



"Marie's efforts, dedication and knowledge of the real estate market where crucial in getting my condo sold in a very difficult market. Her attention to detail thoughout the entire sale process made for a smooth close!” September 17, 2008

Kenneth Kilduff (client) hired Marie as a Listing Agent in 2008

Ken Kilduff



Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

"I have known Marie for several years. When I started my real estate search, she was the first person I called. Working with a professional with high integrity that I could trust was critical to me. Marie walked me through the process as a first time buyer and always had my best interest in mind. I have now completed two real estate transactions with Marie, and cannot recommend her highly enough. Marie is a true professional and pleasure to work with.” September 16, 2008

Cathy Phillips (client)
Cathy hired Marie as a Real Estate Buyer's Agent in 2007 and as a Listing Agent in 2009

Cathy Phillips



Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

"I have not only used Marie for myself in my search for a home, but have included her in my personal referral network where she has performed the same services for a few of my friends. Marie is a highly-regarded no-nonsense professional with exceptionally strong business acumen and the ability to please the most difficult of clients. She is staunchly loyal to her customers and earned my admiration very early in our relationship with her impeccable level of customer service. I highly recommend Marie for anyone looking to buy or sell a home.” September 16, 2008

Mark Shura (client)
Mark hired Marie as a Real Estate Agent in 2002 and hired her more than once

Mark Shura



"Marie has helped us buy two homes and sell one. She was on-point, had a vision and helped us get to exactly where we needed to be when we needed to be there. With the sale of our home she made valuable, experienced suggestions, provided professional stagers, hired a professional photographer, marketed our property appropriately and had it sold within three months. We closed on our home two weeks after moving into the home we purchased, just enough time to get organized in the new home and move from the old one. Throughout both processes she connected us with knowledgeable people who helped make each transaction that much smoother. She took calls at all hours, was anticipatory, followed up with all requests and basically left no stone unturned. We would certainly work with her again and highly recommend her!” April 27, 2010

Cara Lamakina, MS RD LDN CSN (client)
Cara hired Marie as a Real Estate Agent in 2003 and hired her more than once

Cara Lamakina