My friend and I had 24 hours in Boston to apartment hunt and were completely overwhelmed by the process. After a day of meeting with detached brokers, we were thrilled to work with Ray. Ray was sincere, kind, and genuinely enthusiastic about Jamaica Plain. He gave us a driving tour of the neighborhood, pointing out his favorite places and filling us in on some of the local history. Once we'd signed on an apartment, we each received a "Welcome to Jamaica Plain" package with bus and train maps, coupons, and menus to local restaurants.
In terms of logistics, we had to work on signing for our apartment from afar, and Ray was excellent at communicating with us and making sure that everything was in order. He was excellent at passing information from the managing real estate firm to us and vice versa, and we felt as though we could trust him to be our advocate.
We would highly recommend Ray as a broker. Based on our experience, his level of friendliness, honesty, and reliability are rare commodities.