At RE/MAX Leading Edge – We Think Differently
We are bringing a new vision to real estate. The old model that is based on serving the broker and the agent is broken. Our new model is built on protecting the consumer and helping our Buyers and Sellers build value when they buy and sell. We do that by fundamentally changing the Contract to Purchase to protect our Sellers, a bold move no other firm has taken because it benefits the client, not the agency.
Our protocol for Buyers is, without question, unique in this business, as we show Buyers the traps they fall into when purchasing a home without their eyes wide open. We are shedding light on the true consequences of the traditional transaction. Transparency allows Buyers and Sellers to make better informed decisions about marketing, exposure and in their negotiations.
Our agents wisely interpret data, dispense excellent strategies and tactics to maximize our clients position, and, more importantly, explain the risk of implementing or not implementing our strategies. Buyers and Sellers want expert information and advice and never want to feel like their investment is benefiting the agent or the company more than themselves.
What makes a fantastic agent “fit” at RE/MAX Leading Edge?
There is a contagious enthusiasm amongst our agents to be part of this movement in real estate. We know that our culture, coaching, office environment and leadership arms our agents to outsmart the competition, attract more Buyers and Sellers and become more profitable. RLE boasts the highest per agent transaction of the top 10 firms in the state. Our company wants to attract the good souls – those open to new ideas and innovative and forward-thinking coaching. Those who pine for the past and the way “business used to be” need not apply. Everything we do is redefining real estate. Our Smart, progressive and protective strategies help our clients achieve the best value and results. We pledge to provide un-compromised, ethical service focusing on our clients’ goals. Our mantra is “Everything Matters” with a commitment to excellence and attention to detail.
RE/MAX Leading Edge is one of Greater Boston’s leading full-service real estate companies offering exceptional service. We have offices in Arlington, Back Bay, Lexington, Lynnfield, Melrose, Newton, Reading, North Reading, Somerville, Wakefield, Watertown and Winchester.
-Average more sales per associate: 13 vs. 8 (NAR industry average)
-Highest per agent transaction in the top 10 firms in Massachusetts: 13.6 (per MLS)
-Have more average years experience: 17 yrs vs. 12 yrs (NAR industry average)
-Have more professional designations: 70% of our agents have a designation
-Our agents earn more than 2.5% of the industry average: $121,000 vs. $47,700 (NAR industry average)
Our brand does what no other real estate company can do. We can give our sellers full global exposure in 96 countries in 34 languages on every listing. Simply put, no other real estate company on earth can provide the eyeballs to market a home like RE/MAX. The internet has eliminated boundaries and the Boston market is appealing to those around the world and RE/MAX helps our clients attract the best buyers and fetch the best price for properties. Boston’s universities, technology, and world-renowned medical community attract buyers from around the globe. RE/MAX is the only real estate company that can market a property in 34 languages in over 90 countries through global.remax.com. Today, one in twelve homes is sold to a foreign investor in the United States. The marketing muscle RE/MAX Provides to homeowners is incomparable.
We understand the luxury client. Our clientele has a different expectation of the real estate experience. The RE/MAX Collection is an established, respected and compelling luxury brand. Our luxury agents are highly trained, holding the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation Our Sellers benefit from the RE/MAX Collection, which provides unmatched global exposure. For Buyers, our goal is to identify the right property that meets their luxury needs.
Imagine a real estate company with its finger on the pulse of the Greater Boston real estate market and its surroundings We know real estate oscillates in and out of Boston. As life changes, people move, from downtown to the suburbs, and vice versa.
We understand today’s client – someone who wants to buy a home adopt a community, and enjoy the good life.
Neighborhoods, architecture, outside space, parking, cultural offerings, or dog parks are often important to our urban clients.
High-ranking school districts, commuting times and town centers are desirable to many of our suburban clients. Our locations have been carefully chosen to provide the benefits and amenities that our clients deserve.
RE/MAX Leading Edge is one of the top five real estate companies in Massachusetts.
Our agents cooperate and collaborate to provide a he advantage to consumers, who now have a team of almost 200 hyper-local, expert agents plugged into communities in and around Boston
Our agents interpret trends, inventory, absorption rates and other data helping our clients make smart decisions.
Every year since 2011, RE/MAX Leading Edge has been ranked among the top 100 workplaces in Massachusetts boasting a feature in the Boston Globe’s “Top Places to Work” magazine. We believe that as a result of this workplace environment our associates are able to provide our clients and customers with the best experience the industry has to offer.
Founder and Broker / Owner of RE/MAX Leading Edge
Founded RE/MAX leading Edge in 2001, Paul has been recognized as one of the most accomplished Broker/Owners in the region. Paul brings zen-like clarity to the industry whìle growing his company into a powerhouse MLS status in Massachusetts. He knows that providing a unique work environment for his agents guarantees their success. He pushes for improved standards and practices on a regional and national level. Paul is consistently asked to present his thinking at national conferences. Bestowed the distinguished Broker/Owner of the year for 2012 by RE/MAX of New England. Paul has been instrumental in advancing the RE/MAX luxury property division through “The RE/MAX Collection” and serves on the RE/MAX International Collection Advisory Board. He is recognized as creating the first RE/MAX Collection branded office in the entire RE/MAX global business operations, ensuring growth and profitability.
Broker / Owner of RE/MAX Leading Edge
LINDA O’KONIEWSKI, Co-CEO, RE/MAX Leading Edge, is bent on changing the real estate industry. Why? Good agents devoted to achieving the best results for their clients are undermined every day by accepted practices that aren’t good for, well, clients, but have simply come to be accepted in our industry. Read our blog at LeadingEdgeAgents.com where Linda addresses these issues head on. Linda assumes leadership for the same core disciplines at RE/MAX Leading Edge that drove RE/MAX Heritage to the top of its market in less than 5 years–marketing and education. To achieve superior client results, Linda innovates education and systems that blend Madison Avenue, Silicon Valley and Main Street – employing marketing savvy, proficiency and smart strategies for best outcomes when buying or selling real estate. TECHNOLOGY
Her “Boot Camps” fill to capacity, and the processes she has defined and copyrighted are acknowledged as trend-setting in the industry. Linda intends to drive RE/MAX Leading Edge as a regional and national player with cutting-edge strategies that outsmart the competition and turn clients into raving fans. Count on Linda for candor and new ways to do business. Our goal is to build a world class office in and around Boston that provides 5-star service to its clients and the best tools and culture for happy and productive agents.
Linda’s strength is her first-hand knowledge of the market as she oversees a dynamic and innovative team that practices her real estate strategies and systems to dominate their local market.
Linda assumes leadership for the same core disciplines at RE/MAX Leading Edge that drove RE/MAX Heritage to the top of its market in less than 5 years – marketing and training. To achieve superior client results, Linda innovates training and systems that blend Madison Avenue, Silicon Valley, and Main Street – employing marketing savvy technology proficiency and information management for client-centric real estate solutions. Her training “boot camps” fill to capacity, and the processes she has defined and copyrighted are acknowledged as trend-setting in the industry. With the leadership team and the continuing cooperation of her agents, Linda intends to drive RE/MAX Leading Edge as a regional and national player with cutting-edge training that outsmarts the competition and turns clients into raving fans. Count on Linda for candor and new ways to do business.
Steve has spent his entire career, over 30 years, in real estate. As a Broker/Owner and past president of EMAR, he is a master of real estate Protocol with a solutions approach to resolving agent challenges and maximizing client opportunities. Steve, a pioneer in the industry, took a chance on RE/MAX in its very early days, well before it was the largest, most recognizable real estate brand – making Steve one of the key reasons RE/MAX has evolved to its current status. Steve, along with his business partners, Eileen and Linda, received the prestigious Broker/Owner of the Year award from RE/MAX of New England in 2009. He provides a welcomed balance in a work environment; his personality exudes confidence and his sense of humor eases tensions, builds bridges and expands relationships.
Co-founder of RE/MAX Heritage in 1995. Eileen makes genuine and critical differences in the lives of our agents and clients through expert application of the many disciplines required from listing through closing, but most especially arbitration. Eileen genuinely conveys kindness and grace, and is one of the most pleasant and accommodating professionals. Count on Eileen to lend a friendly ear and dispense excellent advice. In 2011, Eiieen and her business partners were awarded Boston Business Journals, “Best Places to Work in Boston” award as a result of the culture they created. As a life-long learner and expert in the real estate industry, Eileen guidance is wise and thoughtful. Citizen of the Year in Melrose, Milton Shaw Distinguished Service award, Past MAR Ditector and EMAR President.
Mary oversees all the agent services the company offers to its associates. She directs the virtual assistant program which many agents depend upon to manage their personal marketing plans. Additionally, Mary manages the company training program which includes the Brian Buffini Peak Performance Program, the Best Practices Series, our Brown Bag and Tech Series as well as other various workshops throughout the year.
Mary Ann’s brought skills honed as a sales agent, a national trainer and business consultant to her position at RE/MAX Leading Edge. Her experience with two national real estate networks has given her a comprehensive understanding of the rapid changes within the real estate industry today. With over 35 years experience and several professional designations and production awards, she plans events that help keep the professional sales team current. Networking events are also facilitated by Mary Ann and she directs agent and company PR initiatives both in print and online.
Andi is our transaction coordinator. She manages all aspects of the transactions for the company. Having started with the company four years ago, she originally worked on the team as the Winchester Customer Care Representative. Her duties include all aspects of transaction management. Our professionals count on her expedient management in this department and are never disappointed.
Grace has been with the company 2 1/2 years. Early on her attention to detail and extraordinary organizational skills made her a perfect fit for the finance position she currently holds. Grace started with the company as a customer care representative and in that job she earned the respect of our associates as an efficient problem solver.
Director of Graphic Design and Creative
Customer Care Representative in the Arlington Office
Amanda’s graphic arts background makes her an essential part of the associates’ marketing plans. Amanda has a creative and innovative approach to marketing, and is the Arlington client service representative. She has contributed significantly to the growth and marketing material design of the Arlington office.
Caitlin Gurda is the Customer Care Representative in our Newton office. Her remarkable organizational and management skills are instrumental in creating an environment that help the agents in this office be more productive. The real estate agents in the Newton office count on her for their direct marketing as well as their online marketing initiatives. This UMass graduate has a background in marketing and administration.
Our agents are the best in the business at providing excellent customer service and guiding you through your journey. Search for agents based on office or name, and read more in their bios about what makes each one unique.
In addition to being able to access the most comprehensive commercial databases, our commercial real estate professionals can offer planning, consultation and analytical services. They can also assist you in any research necessary to review the current trends and share their insights with you.
Discover a new level of excellence. The expertise and attention to detail reflect the quality of the properties being bought and marketed.
The suburbs in which are offices are located are an outstanding sample of Boston’s suburban communities. However our real estate professionals have experience in almost all of what is considered “Metro-Boston.” 101 cities and towns are bordered by Interstate 495, which forms an outer circumferential border to Boston’s North Shore, Metro-West and South Shore communities.