Atlantic Fish, Back Bay
Even since I was a kid I always knew I had a passion for both business and for helping people. For me, real estate was the perfect fit. I’m originally from Peabody, MA where I am a graduate of Peabody High School and the University of New Hampshire. I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit. When I was 15 I started a very successful DJ company which I ran for 14 years before ultimately retiring to focus solely on real estate. Over the years I’ve performed at hundreds of weddings, proms, birthdays, etc. I’ve been fortunate enough to translate my knowledge of running a business into helping my clients.
My real estate career happened totally by accident, I was only supposed to be here for a summer. Well, 10+ years later and I’ve never looked back! In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and children, cheering on the Patriots no matter the weather, entertaining for friends and family, attending concerts, traveling, and working on home improvements. And, as a native Bostonian, naturally “I run on Dunkin”!
Ultimately I love helping people find and secure their dreams, whether that be their first apartment, a condo in the city, or even an investment property. I am a stickler for details, and will educate you every step of the transaction. I will meet deadlines, I will answer your calls, and I will return your emails (yes, really!). If you hire me to manage your property I will treat it as if it’s my own home, and I will manage your funds as if it were my own money. I am completely transparent in all my dealings, and I look forward to meeting you and building a trustworthy relationship! Go Sox!
"Justin went above and beyond during our home search. He worked around our busy schedule and was always available by phone or email to answer our questions."
"Justin was very responsive and knowledgeable of the market. At the same time he is not pushy, does not use pressure tactics like many other real estate agents. I would recommend him highly."
"Justin has been my property manager for the past 2 years. I'm a tenant at one of his properties. He is an absolute gem of a person to deal with - if we ever have issues, which we rarely do - he is extremely responsive (less than 24 hours, emergencies absolutely immediately). He is always going above and beyond with his help and I really cannot find a single interaction with him where I did not leave impressed with his professionalism and empathy."
"Because of Justin's expertise and commitment the sale of my home went exceptionally smooth and on time. Justin offered the best recommendations to get my house ready for the market. His recommendations really paid off and got us multiple offers!"
"Justin conducted such a smooth and rapid sale that I actually enjoyed the experience. He gave excellent advice on how to speed up the sale by multitasking layered-on processes. He has good knowledge on the appropriate local banks to use for financing in case the buyer has trouble locating a specialty bank. All activities were completed ahead of schedule. He willingly took the time to give me an excellent education on some of the mysterious aspects of real estate transactions. He also developed a good relationship with the buyer which vastly aided the sale. He even recommended a superb lawyer to help me identify the inheritance trail on my property. All in all, he went beyond the call of duty on this one."
"Justin is a professional and assists in getting the right apartment for you. I have rented 2 different apartments through A&S realty and have been satisfied with both. I have only had to see a max of 2 viewing as they ask the right questions to know what you are looking for to show you the places that will for your needs. I am also fortunate enough to rent in a building that they are the property manager for. Justin has been great in assisting me as well as all of the agents in the office. Joel is a pleasure to rent from and assists and fixes anything that is required quickly and efficiently. i recommend working with them on your next rental or purchase. Justin also assisted me in a last minute sub-lease that enabled me from losing money for an unused month. They are great at what they do."
"Justin helped my wife and I purchase out first home. He was extremely knowledgeable about the process and always explained to us what was happening and what to expect next. His timely responsiveness put us at complete ease, knowing he was there if we needed him to jump on a fresh house on the market. He negotiated with the selling firm on our behalf and dealt with their unprofessionalism and still made us feel like nothing could go wrong with him at the helm. I can't recommend Justin enough."
"Justin Grammer was awesome! He was patient and answered all of our questions (there were many!). We had a great experience. I would recommend him to anyone."
"He is very helpful and friendly! He is also incredibly honest! We were able to get an apartment in Boston all because of him! And even after the purchase, he is still very helpful! He is definitely one of the best there is out there."
"I recently worked with Justin at A&S to find my first apartment. My roommates and I were looking in late July to move in on September 1, so there was a time crunch. An added challenge was that we were only in Boston for about 3 days.
I submitted an inquiry on their website, and Justin responded promptly. It wasn't a problem when I dropped in the next day after not responding to the email (my bad!). He was able to show us one apartment that day and two the next day. Justin was friendly, knowledgable, and easy to work with.
Given the time crunch and late looking, Justin was able to show us three apartments, of which we really liked one. I am going with 4 stars because he didn't show us the apartment that we eventually went with. But I will go back to Justin when I move again and have more time to search."
"The guys at A&S really go above and beyond, and work hard to find you exactly what you want. They're not pushy, and won't try to harangue and pressure you into apartments that are above your price range or our of your comfort zone just to clear their listings.
I've worked with Jim, Justin, and Joel for the last year, and all three are extremely friendly and very service-driven, striving to keep their clients happy. They're quick to notify you and keep you updated about any problems and work as fast as they can to solve them (e.g. - the Back Bay Power Outage in early 2012 or a building's busted water heater).
If you're looking for an apartment, A&S has a great range of exclusive properties and with their level of service, you can't go wrong!"
"Justin was very effective at finding a really good rental for what I was looking for. Joel is very professional, nice and experienced property manager (the 271 Newbury Building, where they operate, has apartments for rent).
They excel at choosing/managing very well positioned properties. In my case, 1 minute from Trader Joe's, 2 minutes from the Prudential Center. Location, Location, Location...
They operate fast and offer competitive pricing to their catalogue. I'll happily to go to them if I move back to Boston."
"I had the pleasure of renting through A&S Realty from 2012-2014. I have only wonderful things to say about the property, the management, and my overall experience in working with the team. I dealt with Justin for the rental process and he made everything seamless, easy, and convenient. Joel was a fantastic to work with and was always quick to respond to any issues or questions. I always felt "taken care of" while living in one of their properties and always felt like they took great pride in the work they do.
I rented an apartment on Bolyston Street, close to the Marathon finish line, and was witness to the attacks on the event in 2013. I have to commend the A&S team for their efforts in dealing with all parties involved during such a horrific time. Residents were evacuated immediately and not allowed to return for about 10 days. Even though information was limited, the A&S team did a great job maintaining constant communication. It was a challenging time for everyone, and I appreciated the team making extra efforts to keep residents and business owners a priority.
I was sad to leave my apartment, but mostly I was sad to leave such a great team. It's rare to find this kind of customer service, friendliness, honesty, and strong management. I am always quick to refer A&S to anyone interested in Boston area properties."
"Justin from A&S was very prompt and helpful when I was looking for an apartment in Boston. I would certainly recommend getting in touch with them if you are looking for a rental in Boston!"
"I highly recommend working with Justin at A&S for your Boston apartment hunting needs. He is very knowledgable about Boston and all the details you need to get your new apartment set up. Justin found me a great apartment that fit well with my budget and needs with minimal trouble. He was extremely easy to contact and went the extra mile to make sure I found the best place for me. Great experience all around - thanks Justin!"
"Justin is fantastic. We used him as our realtor to help us find a place to rent in back bay. He is honest, will really help you see the pros and cons of any place, and he found us an apartment that we love. I will absolutely go back to him if we need to rent/buy in back bay in the future.
This company also manages the apartment that we live in. Joel is really nice, funny, and takes care of any problems we have. I also recommend the management company."
"Joel and Justin are awesome. They set us up with 2 great apartments, and delivered excellent service once we were moved in."
"Amazing!!!!!! Justin is the most wonderful broker ever! I'm from Manila and I don't know much about Boston real estate, but Justin was able to educate me in just 3 days. He is also very honest and puts your interests first before his own!
Everything was perfect!!!!! The best realtor ever!! You won't regret choosing A&S Realty."
"I worked with Justin and Joel at A&S when I was looking to find a place in Boston, and they were fantastic. I definitely echo all of the positive comments that others have already made.
Justin was extremely thorough, attentive, and pleasant throughout the search process in trying to find me something that fit my ideal parameters, which I really appreciated. And when my current apartment - a great place in the Back Bay - unexpectedly became available, Justin jumped on it and made sure that I got it before someone else snapped it up! He and Joel also both worked to help me through the lease signing process. And since my building is also actually managed by A&S, Joel has been terrific about keeping me and the other tenants well informed about maintenance and other upkeep, as well as always responding quickly to any questions I've ever had.
I cannot say enough good things about this realty company. They are honest, extremely good at what they do, and actually remember and care about their clients. I highly recommend working with them if you want to have a painless (or at least, as pain free as apartment searching can ever be!) and successful apartment search in Boston."