I highly recommend the Ellen + Janis real estate team, and Marianne Stravinskas in particular. We met Marianne by chance while at an open house by ourselves, and I am so grateful that we did! Marianne helped us sell our condo in Brookline and purchase our new home in Newton, and stuck with us over 18 MONTHS of searching for the perfect new home. She took on way more than her fair share while we dealt with a myriad of logistical issues, pets, a pregnancy, a newborn, and more! We both sold and bought within the first few weeks of my son's life while living in another state, and none of that would have been possible without Marianne going 10-fold above and beyond the call of duty. We trust her implicitly. She also connected us with a mortgage advisor who helped us get a truly excellent rate, and an attorney who was communicative and reasonably priced. On a personal level, Marianne is warm, kind, and does a great job of tailoring her approach as needed. Never pushy or overbearing, offers opinions when asked, and PATIENT, which is absolutely imperative in this market. Cannot recommend enough--call her!!