What Our Buyers and Sellers Are Saying

Carol

I have nothing but praise for the Ellen & Janis team at Compass. My realtor, Marianne, is the absolute best there is. I haven't moved in almost 33 years, and Marianne cheerfully and skillfully held my hand every step of the way while I shopped for, bid on, and closed on my new condo in Boston. She helped me after closing as well, with issues that arose, questions I had, recommendations for contractors, and more. I highly recommend Marianne to anyone looking to buy, sell or rent in the Boston area!

Carlos and Erica

Ellen, Janis and the team are so organized. Guiding you in each step to help the best of selling or buying a home. My wife and I had worked with them in selling and buying a house and it has been the best choice we could have ever made. Aside from being great at what they do there are incredible people.

Barry and Barbara

Working with Ellen + Janis and their team exceeded all our expectations. They were professional, efficient, kind, responsive and helpful at each stage of our experience in selling our house. They are the best!

Kady and Alex

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!!

Sonya

Ariella was such a fantastic help in finding my rental that it was a no-brainer to have her help me find my home. Her expertise, patience, and diligence were instrumental in finding just the right condo—not to mention, as a first-time home buyer, preventing me from having a meltdown. She walked me through each and every step, including giving me invaluable recommendations for other members of my team, coached me on what to look for during open houses, and helped me get out of my own head whenever I got cold feet. I never felt like she was in a rush to make a deal (though we did move fast, thanks to a deadline on my end!)—she encouraged me to go by my gut and to love a place for how it made me feel, not just because it ticks a certain box. She helped me write competitive offers, and championed me through the negotiations, until we landed on just the right spot. Now my new place gives me all the feels, and I couldn't have done it without her. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a place to hang their hat—whether that's a studio rental or a single-family home.

Kady

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!!

Jessie

"Logan Jacobs was incredible. With a cross country move we really needed someone we trusted and who understood our family needs. We started the process really early and he was so patient with us the whole time. When it was finally time to really look at possibilities, he answered texts, emails, and phone calls promptly and it never felt rushed. We are now moving into an awesome apartment and are so grateful for Logan. He really went above and beyond for us. Will definitely use again if we buy and would definitely recommend to anyone!"

Abigail

I’m so happy to have found Logan! The apartment hunting process can be so stressful and Logan made it a breeze for myself and my roommates. Logan is clearly invested in finding people safe, comfortable places to live, and the place we found is perfect. Thank you so much!

Cameron

Can't recommend Logan enough! Professional. Open and consistently quick with communication. And such kindness. Working with Logan took so much of the stress out of looking for a place. Especially as a visibly queer person, it meant so much to work with someone who's part of the community and who I know has my best interests in mind.

Michael and Sara

Janis and Ellen did a phenomenal job managing the preparation, staging, marketing and negotiating the sale of our house. Even in a Sellers' market, it’s exceptionally helpful to have an experienced and strategic broker advising you and managing a multiple bid scenario among buyers that have divergent priorities. We couldn’t be happier with the result!

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