Casa Romero, Back Bay
Real estate is my passion. I truly enjoy working with and for my clients. My goal is to make your home buying and selling transactions as seamless as possible and enjoyable.
As a Boston resident, I know how important it is to choose the right location when considering your next home. I will provide you with tools to estimate your commuting times, explore the various neighborhoods, and take into consideration your lifestyle priorities (locating local gyms, grocery stores, childcare options, etc.)
If you're making Boston your home for the first time, I will provide you with a thorough understanding of the greater Boston market, pricing, and neighborhoods. Can't visit Boston before your move? Please allow me to show you around via FaceTime or Skype.
I know there are many real estate professionals in Boston and I appreciate your time. I would be honored to assist you with your next move.
"We had an absolutely fantastic experience with Val. She advised us on the best way to structure our offer within our constraints. She was also super helpful throughout - communicating with the seller and the loan officer - making sure everything kept on track and on schedule. She was also able to recommend and connect us with a great home inspector and closing attorney. Highly suggest talking with her."
"Joel, Val, and the entire A&S Realty group are the standards every real estate and building management company should attempt to live up to. Val is the most genuine and kind agent I’ve ever come across in my 10 years living in Boston and Joel is truly more reliable than you could ever hope for in building management. Val helped me find such a wonderful apartment in Back Bay and her friendly and honest demeanor were such high selling points that I couldn’t help but refer as many folks as I could to her over my 4 years on Comm Ave. And if there were ever any apartment issues or problems I needed solving, it took one email to Joel and he responded back with a solution in a split second. This company is efficient, knowledgeable, professional, and beyond helpful. Thank you A&S for everything!"
"Val of A&S Realty has helped me find two homes over the last two years. First, she helped me relocate back from NYC to Boston into a rental and then a year later helped me buy a condo (both in the North End although we also shopped Seaport and South End). Val is the absolute best! She goes above and beyond and makes the often overwhelming home search process a simple, stress-free (and even enjoyable) one! I’ve moved 5 times over the last 8 years, and Val was by far my best experience with a real estate agent. She is extremely knowledgeable and good at her job - hard working, responsive, honest, detail-oriented, a good negotiator, AND very pleasant to work with! I was a first time homebuyer and Val not only made sure to clearly explain each part of the process, but she was incredibly patient and kind in answering all of my many basic questions. I highly recommend working with Val!"
"Valerie definitely knows the real estate business, is very reliable, very efficient and wonderful to work with. I highly recommend her!!!!!!"
"We've been so fortunate to have worked with Valerie now on two occasions! When we first moved to Boston from Phoenix 6 years ago, she helped us find and secure our apartment, sight unseen. It ended up being the perfect place for us as renters for 6 years. When we were finally ready to buy our home, we already knew we wanted to work with Valerie again. From day 1, Valerie was extremely responsive and had great suggestions for condos and homes based on what we were looking for. She always had recommendations handy - from mortgage lenders to painters, but she also always encouraged us to do our own research and would support whoever we wanted to work with. We felt like we could rely on Valerie for her honest opinion and market insight which allowed us to make the best decision possible. Once we found the condo we fell in love with, she quickly handled all our questions and helped make negotiations a breeze. As car-free city dwellers, we really also appreciated that Valerie went out of her way to help us get wherever we needed when she could. Over all these years it's been so great to work with her and when that time comes again some day where we may consider selling and moving, we will most certainly hope to work with Valerie again."
"I can't say enough great things about Val! We would not have made it through the home buying process without her. She was helpful and patient with our hundreds of questions through every step of the way. Being a first time home buyer we really didn't know the first thing about it but Val made the process easy for us newbies to understand. She listened to our wants & needs for a home and helped us find the perfect spot in East Boston. If you're looking to buy a home in Boston I highly recommend contacting Val! She knows this city inside & out!"
"I worked with Val on my East Boston condo purchase. She was professional and extremely attentive with working with me on various aspects of the deal, as this was my first time and I had a lot of questions. She proffered advice without being overly pushy, and was always willing to jump on the phone or text to discuss any questions I might have."
"Very much recommend Val F! She was super helpful and straightforward with helping me sign my next lease. Communicative, friendly, and worked around my schedule to collect all the necessary documents. Thank you Val!"
"I used Valerie when I bought my first home and went back to her when I sold it. Buying and selling a home can of course be stressful and therefore agents have to deal with people when they’re not at their best—but Val took all my craziness in stride and it’s a great source of comfort during the whole process to feel that, whatever happens, you have someone very reliable and canny looking after your interests. Definitely recommend."
"If you're looking to buy a home in Boston I highly recommend contacting Val...she knows the city inside & out! We would not have made it through the home buying process without her. She was helpful and patient with our hundreds of questions through every step of the way. Being a first time home buyer we really didn't know the first thing about it but Val made the process easy for us newbies to understand. She listened to our wants & needs for a home and helped us find the perfect spot in East Boston. I couldn't be happier with our choice to work with Val and A&S Realty!"
"Valerie Filiberto was an excellent buyers agent! Initially, I felt that I didn't really need a buyers agent, BUT I would not have been able to close on my new place in the Beacon Hill Flat without her excellent advice and input. She provided comps for all the neighborhoods I was looking in, and extensive knowledge and conversation about each place I took seriously. In the end, she managed the transaction flawlessly (as per usual in Boston, it was not a simple deal), and guided me all the way through closing. I would not hesitate to recommend Val, as she was referred to me by an old friend. Great! Thank you!"
"Valerie is great to work with. We were doing a long-distance apartment search and she acted as our eyes and ears. She recommended neighborhoods, did virtual tours, posted photos, and let us know which properties to avoid. She is prompt to respond, organized and told us what to expect. I would definitely go back to her. Highly recommend her to anyone looking for knowledgeable guidance and helpful, efficient service."
"Val Filiberto was fantastic to work with in the sale of our North End condo. She also did a great job of renting and managing the property for a few years with us living overseas. Val has always been very efficient, thorough and enjoyable to work with, and she does a great job of keeping all involved parties up to date and on track. You can completely trust that Val will be honest and act in your best interest. We would without hesitation use Val again for a purchase, sale, rental, and management."
"We were relocating from New York City, not knowing Boston at all and being from the UK. Valerie was a great help from the beginning, making a real effort to understand our wants and needs. Initially, our search was for a rental property but we changed that to searching for an apartment to buy. Again she came through with great options and insight to the city and the different areas. We worked with Valerie remotely much of the time as we were both in the UK and she was very accommodating and great at communicating despite the time zones. When we came to putting together an offer and negotiate contract, she impressed with her knowledge and resourcefulness. I felt that I could completely trust her and I am not sure what we would have done without her help. I will highly recommend her to anyone looking for a honest, friendly and effective realtor."
"With less than a month to move cross-country from Phoenix to Boston, we turned to Valerie Filiberto to help us find our new apartment.
She went above and beyond to make sure we could explore our options remotely, including video walkthroughs, detailed descriptions, and additional photos. As a North End resident herself, she provided so much information that helped put me at ease about what it would be like to transition to the neighborhood.
Normally renting an apartment sight-unseen would be a big risk, but I felt confident we were in great hands with Valerie. Additionally she's extremely nice and really takes the time to listen to your needs. We absolutely love our location and apartment and couldn't be happier!
We will likely be buying a condo in the city within the next two years and I plan on going straight back to Valerie. I highly recommend working with her!"
"I have worked with Valerie several times now through the purchase and sale of my Boston condo and the purchase of my home in the suburbs. She is fantastic to work with and makes the often stressful process of buying/selling fun! She is extremely knowledgeable and dedicated - she worked tirelessly until we found the perfect place. I can't recommend her highly enough!"
"My husband and I bought our first home with Valerie as our agent. She held our hands through the whole process and was so patient as we looked for the "perfect" place at a not so ideal price point. It took us months of looking and changing ideas of where to look (I'm honestly surprised we're still not looking, years later!), but she never seemed frustrated with us. She was always positive, but truthful in her opinions. She did so much research for us and was very responsive to our many requests. Thank goodness I'm reviewing her and not the other way around - ha!"
"Quick story: I was new to Boston (just moved here from California) and was looking for an apartment in Back Bay. I was speaking to many real estate agents and after speaking to Valerie, I felt at ease! The most important thing to me was that it was easy to see that Valerie was (and is) honest and straightforward (and I am sure of it now after living here for almost a year). I gave Valerie the details for what type of apartment I was looking for, and she showed me many apartments that fit the criteria - and she didn't try and rent to me the most expensive places in Boston (like all the other real estate agents I was speaking to did). I have been here now for almost a year and I love my apartment - Valerie continues to be great. When I need to move to a new apartment or house, I will be sure to work with Valerie."
"When I began talking to Valerie about my apartment search, it was almost the first week of August and I was having no luck. Within hours of talking to Valerie, she found me listings that were ideal for my price range, commute, and needs. She makes a substantial effort to do the background research on the landlord and working with the previous tenants to make you (as the client) feel as if you won't be moving in with unanswered questions. The first apartment I saw with her was a perfect fit. Valerie has checked in on me since my move-in date multiple times and that personalized service and care for the client is unlike any other experience I have had with an agent in Boston. She knows the city, her clients, and customers. I have recommended her to everyone I know who is looking to move in the Boston area and they have been just as pleased. I can't thank her enough!"
"Val is an excellent and professional real estate agent. Her knowledge of the city and different neighborhoods is extremely helpful for me to make a decision. She is very friendly but also clear on terms and conditions. I was very happy that I met her and worked with her.
When I first contacted her, she was very friendly and gave me her availability right after the call. Because it was rather urgent for me to find an apartment, she scheduled viewings with me the next day. I didn't know Boston quite well and she gave me many insights about neighborhoods and places to go to. During our first viewing, the first thing she did was to disclose that by Mass law she is required to show me the broker fee agreement that I have to sign. Little things like these make her reliable and and easy to work with. I had a very busy work schedule at the time. So for follow up document signing, she would come to my work place and help me with signing and reviewing documents. Overall, Val is a very responsible and caring professional."
"Valerie went above and beyond to make our move from New York City to Boston a very seamless transition. She completely redefined my expectations of customer service when working with a real estate agent. I highly recommend working with her to find an apartment!"
"We bought our first home in Boston with Valerie and she was amazing. We started off wanting to rent and Valerie took us on some really great and well selected visits but then changed our mind and decided to buy and Valerie adapted the brief.
She was honest, trustworthy and a complete delight to work with throughout, I can't recommend her enough. We now have a lovely home in Boston thanks to her."
"Val make the experience as stress-free as possible. She has a relaxed and gentle persona, as well as a high level of emotional intelligence, so communications - between ourselves, and also between her and third parties on my behalf - were always excellent.
For example, my mortgage agent became a difficult man to contact at a critical time-point in negotiations. Val was able to keep all the other relevant parties appeased and prevent the deal collapsing.
She seems to know when to step in and when to step back and she was always available to talk, responding quickly to action requests."
"When I finally moved out of my apartment and got a place of my own, it was like entering a wild jungle. I spent weeks clicking through Craigslist and meeting up with all of these shady realtors. I swear, they would show me every place in Boston OTHER than the one I was inquiring about! Total bait and switch...trying to get you in the door and get you to either buy high or settle for something totally worse. Then I heard about A&S from a friend of a friend and decided to give them a shot. I originally worked with Val (she is awesome) and immediately knew that this was the company I was going to work with. They had tons of exclusive listings that have expanded over 50 years in the Back Bay. No gimmicky Craigslist postings, etc. When you work with them, they really work for you. I've been with them for over 2 years now and continue to send friends who are looking to move in their direction. I highly recommend this realty company....especially if you're looking for an apartment in the Back Bay. Good luck moving!"
"I could not be more pleased with A&S Realty! I found A&S here on Yelp back in March, after wasting so much time trying to find an apartment on my own. It was clear to me, based on the stellar reviews that A&S was the smartest choice, compared to many other apartment finders in the area. I sent an email through their website, and was quickly put in touch with Valerie the next day. Valerie and I scheduled a phone call to discuss all of my needs. I was coming from out of state for only a couple of days, so I had to find an apartment fast! Valerie sent me many options the weekend before my trip so I could look over everything.
When I got to Boston, we met for an afternoon to view as many apartments as possible in the short amount of time we had. Valerie was so organized! She printed out a "cheat sheet" so I could take notes on each apartment. When I found the one, she professionally organized all of the paperwork and materials so I could put a deposit down! The process was streamline and easy! Not only did Valerie go above and beyond during the apartment search, she answered every question I had, even my silly snow questions (I'm from TX)! :D After I left Boston, she continued to keep in touch through the lease signing process. She even went back over to the apartment to take some measurements and photos for me, that I had forgotten to take when I had looked at the place the first time.
Needless to say, I found the perfect apartment for me, and could not have had a better experience! Thank you A&S, and thank you Valerie!"
"We had an unbeatable experience using A&S to find an apartment as well living in a building managed by A&S. Valerie was super responsive and helpful while seeing apartments and made the application process as smooth as possible. The experience continued to pleasantly surprise us when we moved in to our Back Bay apartment. The building was well maintained and Joel and team were super responsive to the few minor request we did make. I have no reservations recommending A&S and only wish all my rental experiences were as pleasant."
"My daughter needed a 6 month lease in downtown Boston for a culinary internship which was part of her college curriculum. Unfortunately time was short. Luckily for me, I called Valerie Foster who responded immediately. I live 3 hours from Boston so it was hard to set up an actual viewing. Val presented me with numerous options and sent pictures and arranged for virtual tours. Efficient, professional, responsive and warm. She was all of those things and more. I highly recommend her."
"I recently closed on my house in Cambridge. Valerie was our agent and we could not have asked for someone better to represent us. This was our first time buying so we had a lot of questions. I would text Valerie all the time with tons of questions and she was always so quick to respond. She was very informative! We also asked to get back into the house a few times and she was able to work with the seller's agent to make that happen. As for the closing process, she went above and beyond. She collaborated with the lawyers, mortgage broker, seller's attorney, etc. to ensure everything went as planned. I highly recommend Valerie and A&S Realty."