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I never actually used a realty agent before because of misconceptions I had about them. However, I've got to say, I could never have been more wrong in my life.
I've never had such a professional, pleasant, quick and dependable experience as I had with Orit Aviv from Harvard Ave Realty.
As a new comer to the Boston area which was a complete stranger to me, I never thought I could find a place that fits exactly my taste and needs in such a short time.
Orit was exceptionally knowledgeable, dependable, quick and pleasant to work with, that I knew I was in good hands from the first moment and will find exactly what I want.
I strongly recommend using Orit Aviv's and Harvard Realty services for all your Boston area housing needs.
Orit Aviv. She is the reason for this 5-star review.
Orit is not only very good at her job. She is a very special lady that will always go the extra-mile for her clients. Out of many real estate agents that we've met, she was, by far, the fastest in finding good properties, the cleverest in negotiating with the landlord, and the best at knowing the neighborhood. She is intelligent, friendly, kind and warm, but most important- she delivers, while all the others just talk!
Orit found us a wonderful apartment, and solved several major issues by negotiating with the landlord. It was a pleasure working with her, and we couldn't have asked for a better agent.
I never thought I would deal with such a horrible and dishonest realty. It was my first time dealing with brokers in Boston and I had no experience. The mistakes they made are uncountable. They deposited my money into the landlord's account before the deal went into fruition. They didn't give me any receipt and thought photocopying cash was an acceptable receipt. They modified the address and broker fee on the brokerage disclosure form after we signed the paper. They kept pushing for the deal to happen although it was clearly a complicated situation that we needed to walk away from. They didn't give us the addendum till lease signing day and then blamed us for not taking the house because the realtor worked so hard and they kept demanding their broker fee even though we ended up without a house and even though only 2 of the 4 people signed the broker fee agreement which clearly sated that: all prospective tenants must sign prior to moving forward with the application. when I went to get my money back, they didn't give me all of it, and David, the owner, was very rude to me and treated me disrespectfully and charged me a $200 application fee though only 2 people signed the applications. I am still in the process of the dealing with the landlord to get my money back. All of this wouldn't have happened had they been professional and ethical.
I worked with Tom and David at Harvard Ave Realty and both were great. I appreciated their honesty, professionalism, and that they didn't try to sell me on or show me apartments out of my price range. Tom was very responsive, professional, and worked hard to show me apartments that met my criteria. This was by far one of the more pleasant experience I've had with a realty company in Boston. I'd gladly work with them again if I need to find another apartment in the Boston area.