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Mission Statement:

Help people make great real estate decisions.

Client Representation:

Since 2002 I’ve represented both buyers and sellers. My clients know I am committed to their successful transaction, taking out the stress while striving to make the best decisions possible.  As your agent I will provide you useful market insight, accurate pricing, no-nonsense advice, and I will break down real estate transaction into small, manageable pieces.

The sellers I represent are located in areas of Brookline, Newton, Chestnut Hill, Brighton and West Roxbury. 

As a listing broker, it is vital to know the area and neighborhood very well. My extensive knowledge of Boston’s residential real estate market is unparalleled. I pride myself on giving all of my clients the most precise and up-to-date feedback on the state of the market, its trends, comparable sales and property values, giving you a realistic outlook on what you can expect to achieve in today’s market. I use cutting-edge marketing strategies to market each property, selling homes in less than half the average market time while bringing my clients an average of 5% over market value.

I’ve helped buyers in just about every neighborhood and suburb of Boston.  Much of my recent work has been to help my clients trade their first condos for a bigger home.  Managing both processes simultaneously takes planning and organization. Clients choose to work with me for my full service firm, ethics, experience and expertise. I have a strong base of loyal repeat customers who say “Quite simply, she is trusted.”

Client reviews:


2012 & 2013 Excellence Award, Customer Service

2013 Top Producing Agent, Brookline, William Ravies

2013 Recognition to 10 Years of Dedicated Service, Greater Boston Association of REATORS

2014 Top Listing Agent, Closed Units, Brookline, William Raveis

2014 Top 25 Most Social Media Savvy Real Estate Agents, William Raveis

2015 Top 10 Producing Associates, Massachusetts, Closed Units, Brookline, William Raveis

2015 Chairman’s Elite Club, Brookline, William Raveis

2015 #1 Producing Agent, Brookline, William Raveis

2016 Top 25 Closed Volume Company-Wide, William Raveis

2016 Top 10 Producing Agent, Massachusetts, William Raveis

2016 #1 Producing Agent, Brookline, William Raveis

2016 #1 Listing Agent, Brookline, William Raveis

2017 #1 Listing Sales Associate, Brookline, William Raveis

2017 #1 Associate Closed Units, Brookline, William Raveis


A Few Words from the William Raveis Customer Surveys:

“Ruth is an amazing agent. Her attention to detail and her kindness made her a joy to work with and made the home buying process simple.” Brooke Allen

“Ruth was amazing – sharp, fast, responsible and highly detail-oriented. She made everything to go smooth and easy. We were lucky to work with her.” Marina Tuzova

“Ruth was wonderful to work with. She truly cared about our needs each step of the process, and was full of advice and suggestions when we didn’t know what to do while ultimately respecting our decisions.” Michael Goldman

“I was so happy that Ruth Malkin had return to real estate when it was time for me to sell and buy property. Ruth is amazing and goes above and beyond I can’t say enough about how I trust her and value her assistance in my previous as well as current real estate activity!” Linda Ierardi

“My agent [Ruth Malkin] was an invaluable resource during the purchase of my home. As a first-time buyer, the entire process was very new to me. My agent guided me through each step and made the entire process smooth and manageable.” Liz Rooney

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About the Blog:

I write often mostly because I enjoy it and it makes me a better real estate agent.  I am forced to think through issues and scenarios, do lots of research, and continuously expand my knowledge of the needs of buyers and sellers.  If you ever have questions or comments about a blog post, please share.  I would love to hear from you!

Attention Home Buyers and Home Sellers:

Feel free to contact me anytime with questions or to schedule free, no obligation consultations.  Buyers will receive my Buyer Guide full of advice for home buyers starting out, and sellers will receive my Home Selling Plan with my original step-by-step marketing strategy.

Call my cell phone at (617) 291-0323 or email me.

You can also find me on Facebook where I share updates for real estate in Brookline, Newton, Brighton and West Roxbury, and I announce new listings before they go on market.