"My experience with Jalexis and A&S Realty was fantastic. She provided a virtual tour since we are from out-of-state and got us all of the information we needed to be confident in our choice. Jalexis responded quickly and was friendly and professional the entire process. Definitely recommend!"


- Maddie P. (Source)


"Kailah was SO helpful finding us an apartment in Boston. She was extremely responsive, quick to get us any information we needed and answer our many questions. She helped us sign a lease to our dream apartment in a matter of days. We will definitely be contacting Kailah again if we ever need to find a new place."


- Riley N. (Source)


"Kailah was amazing at helping us find our dream Boston apartment. She was very supportive through the application process and helped tremendously especially because we were international. Hope to work with you again!"


- Monica M. (Source)


"Jalexis was great to work with when I rented an apartment sight-unseen in Boston. Responsive, helpful, and friendly! She took a better video tour than any other broker and helped me get my favorite apartment of the bunch."


- Brandon W. (Source)


"We had a wonderful experience working with Valerie Filiberto. When we moved abroad in 2020, she found us excellent renters, advising us expertly about rental price negotiations both years. When we decided to sell in 2022, she then oversaw with our very smooth sale to those renters for top dollar. Valerie kept the renters/buyers happy too. She was always willing to talk through questions and offer sage advice, which was invaluable to us as first-time landlords and then home sellers. Which was even more appreciated since we were selling in Boston while living abroad. Valerie provided clear and thorough data to help us understand the market and list pricing. Her timing was incredible with entering both the rental and sales markets at the most advantageous times. We could not be happier with Valerie's work, and very highly recommend her."


- Melinda I. (Source)


"The team at A&S is top of the line. We rented a property that A&S managed, and the property manager, Justin, could not have been better anytime we reached out. I also think that Valerie is the best real estate agent in Boston. She helped us find a rental property, and we worked with her again to buy our first condo. She is knowledgeable, responsive, and extremely pleasant to work with. She makes no question you have seem too small, which meant a lot to us being first time condo buyers. I highly recommend working with A&S Realty and with Val— A&S and Val are both diamonds in the rough as far as real estate agencies and agents go."


- Ellie M. (Source)


"Val and her whole team made what can be a very stressful time go very smoothly. She took time to walk us through every step with easy to understand explanations which were so helpful as first time buyers in Boston's crazy real estate market. Val was highly communicative, had great referrals for all services related to our purchase (inspector, attorney, mortgage, etc.) and raised points that we didn't think of in our building and unit that helped us make this big decision. Val was invaluable and I've recommended her to several friends already - can't speak highly enough of her!"


- Sarah W. (Realtor.com)


"We had a great experience with Kailah and A&S realty. We had an apartment in mind and were only able to fly in for a weekend; Kailah made sure that we would be able to see the apartment in a small timeframe. After seeing the apartment, going through the paperwork was quick and easy. Overall, it was a great experience!"


- Aaron G. (Source)


"My experience with Kailah and A&S Realty was amazing - she was extremely accommodating, friendly, and informative throughout the process and ultimately helped us find our apartment in Back Bay. She answered all of our questions about the application process and made the whole experience very smooth. Thank you Kailah!!"


- Sydney C. (Source)


"Kailah was always incredibly responsive and made sure she understood what I was looking for in my new home. The service was stellar and I'm so glad I was recommended to work with A&S!"


- Kija D. (Source)


"My experience with Kailah and A&S Realty was amazing! Not only was she extremely friendly and kind, she was also quick to respond and very accommodating! The whole process went smoothly and we could not be happier with the apartment we ended up with! Strongly recommend Kailah and A&S Realty!"


- Sydney E. (Source)


"Kailah Gittleman was tremendously efficient and professional in helping me secure an apartment rental in Boston within the specific parameters I sought--and on a tight time frame! I'm ever grateful for her help and would recommend her as a real estate agent."


- Theresa Y. (Source)


"Great experience with this firm and Jalexis was fantastic to help me relocate from NY. Was able to quickly identify relevant opportunities and was extremely responsive and flexible to accomodate my schedule. Had originally thought I'd need multiple trips to the area to find my new rental but we landed in a great place after just one weekend of seeing units. Paperwork and signing process was streamlined and stress free as well. Super knowledgeable and easy to work with!"


- Christopher F. (Source)


"My friends were feeling defeated on our apartment search until we came in contact with A&S Realty. Kailah and Justin have been extremely helpful and responsive and we could not have asked for a better experience. Highly recommend!"


- Chip S. (Source)


"Kailah helped us secure the perfect flat to rent in Boston. She was patient, responsive, efficient and professional every step of the way. We would seek her out for future needs and recommend her to others. Thank you, Kailah!"


- Sophia Y. (Source)


"I worked with Kailah on finding and placing tenants in a handful of my investment properties around Boston. Kailah was exceptional at communication and was timely with getting everything done. She has successfully placed tenants in all of the properties I have asked her to work on and I plan to continue working with Kailah in the future."


- Griffin, R.


"I heard about Justin through a friend. Immediately I got good vibes from him. On our 1st meeting he went through the house and took pictures of what needed to be repaired in the house so that I could sell it for top dollar. I took his advice and it worked. The house sold $30,000 over the asking price in 3 days. After the house went under agreement Justin was there for every inspection that needed to be done. I do believe he went above the call of duty to make this transition as painless for me and the prospective buyers as he could. I throughly enjoyed working with him."


- Linda R. (Source)


"You can expect superior service from A&S Realty, and more specifically, from Valerie Filiberto. I recently worked with Val so I could find an apartment, and she delivered with exactly what I was looking for. She was an excellent communicator and helped make my move seamless. I highly recommend reaching out to Valerie at A&S realty to help find your next home."


- Kyle M. (Source)


"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."


- Sean D. (Source)


"I've been working with A&S Realty for about six months now, and I continue to be very impressed with the level of service they have provided me thus far.

From the beginning, the options they showed me were of better quality and less expensive than apartments I saw from other realtors in the area. Amanda, the realtor who showed me my apartment and helped me set up my lease, has been particularly great to work with. Each apartment she showed me was exactly how she had described, and I appreciated her honesty regarding each option's strengths and weaknesses. She also dealt with my hectic schedule and made time to meet with me after giving her only a day or two's notice. Since then, she has always answered my emails in a prompt, kind, and thorough manner.

I also enjoyed meeting Joel and was impressed that he takes the time to meet with each new lessee, making sure they are aware of the expectations of living in an A&S property. You can tell that A&S takes great pride in the community they have created and places great importance on the care of their clients. I definitely recommend working with A&S."


- Phil D. (Source)


"Valerie is an absolutely incredible agent. She advocated for us from the moment we met her. She was responsive, quick, intuitive and insightful. She also had incredible compassion for our situation (non US citizens with no prior experience in the housing market). We not only benefited from her consummate professionalism, but also thoroughly enjoyed her company."


- Rachel B. (Source)


"Couldn't ask for a better company to help us get the right apartment. Josh was honest and helpful and really went out of his way for us. When we found the almost perfect place, he managed getting us a remodel of both kitchen and bathroom, which made us feel like we really mattered to them to make it perfect.

Meeting with the manager Joel to sign the lease and get to know him (since they handle the property management, bonus!), we knew we were in good hands. They won't disappear after we move in, and I'm confident in them being there for anything we need.

Between Josh and Joel, a perfect team. I definitely recommend going through A and S."


- Susan M. (Source)


"Justin went above and beyond helping me to purchase my first home. He was very knowledgable and helped me every step of the way, especially through the difficult aspects of putting together an offer and negotiating the purchase/sale. Throughout the entire process, Justin was reliable and always available to answer any questions I had - I always felt like I understood what was happening at each stage of the process. I would highly recommend Justin as a real estate agent."


- James G. (Source)


"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."


- Adam B. (Source)


"I can happily say that A & S Realty (Joel and Jim in particular) is a terrific management company! I've lived in 6 different buildings in NYC and Boston and A & S is hands-down the best operation. They are extremely responsive, respectful and great with follow-up. They're a breath of fresh air."


- Catherine C. (Source)


"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."


- Rob D. (Source)


"Joel is a terrific manager and was very knowledgeable of Boston. He made us very comfortable and confident in the company and the lease! I would absolutely recommend this company."


- Sean M. (Source)


"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!"


- Jane C. (Source)


"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."


- Henry C. (Source)


"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!"


- Dale T. (Source)


"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!"


- Sarah G. (Source)


"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."


- Genevieve M. (Source)


"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."


- Shiv P. (Source)


"Valerie definitely knows the real estate business, is very reliable, very efficient and wonderful to work with. I highly recommend her!!!!!!"


- Janet B. (Source)


"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!"


- Gayle B. (Source)


"I had worked with two different realtors before coming to A&S and Lucian and Joel (the manager) were above and beyond in caliber of service. Lucian followed up with me several times in the three days we worked together to make sure I understood all of the forms and was happy with my choice. If I decide not to renew my lease next year, I'll come right back to A&S, but I have a feeling I'll be pretty happy with the place I've got."


- Shaina S. (Source)


"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."


- Niki & Jeremy (Source)


"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."


- Timothy J. (Source)


"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."


- Ion S. (Source)


"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!"


- Abby D. (Source)


"As of tomorrow, I will have been a tenant of A+S for exactly 365 days and I can say with the most absolute certainty that I love being here and plan on being here for quite some time.

To begin with how I got my beloved microapartment (I'll spare you the rather long story.) I was extremely specific about what I wanted, but that didn't phase Laurie, who was upbeat and found the perfect place for me in a snap (conveniently in the same building of which A+S is housed on Newbury Street.) She was communicative, and ever since I have given her number to just about everyone I know who is looking to move to the area. She is the sweetest, and saying hello to her when our paths cross (which is often) makes my day.

A big part of getting my micro was getting Joel's approval. I instantly liked Joel, a hearty, friendly New Englander who is extremely honest about the properties which he manages. Joel is a great property manager who responds to questions and needs in a timely manner (not common in Boston I'm told.) To be frank, Joel is a big part of why I will stay in this building for quite sometime.

THE AREA:
The Back Bay is beauitiful. If you have the chance to live here, do so. Being a stone's throw from the beautiful Storrow drive and Commonweath Avenue, is a great motivator to get outside. A huge selling point to this neighborhood and paying the rent that I do is the feeling of safety (very important to a female living on her own.)

THE BUILDING:
The building itself is extremely well-kept and clean. There is no air conditioning- I have found it's not necessary really, and that a fan does fine. There are only a handful of nights I can honestly say I've been uncomfortable in the heat. No private bathroom- This would scare away a lot of renters and I don't understnd why. The bathroom is professionally cleaned twice (possibly three times?) a week! That means it's likely cleaner than the bathroom you currently have. It's very rare that bathroom time conflicts among neighbors, but you'd have the same issue with a roommate so laa teee da! The neighbors- I adore my neighbors. They are for the most part working professionals who live quiet lives. We exchange pleasantries and if one of us needs help or someone to join them for dinner, it's easy to ask. It's also nice having familiar faces which adds to a sense of safety. Safety- Having such pleasantries with neighbors and busissness which reside in the building lead me to have a feeling of absolute safety. Joel eagerly boasts that the building has never had a robbery and I can see why.


- Lauren T. (Source)


"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."


- Sean D. (Source)


"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."


- Greg W. (Source)


"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."


- Matt B. (Source)


"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!"


- David M. (Source)


"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."


- Shannon B. (Source)


"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."


- zuser20140526203933999 (Source)


"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."


- Jessica C. (Source)


"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!"


- Abby D. (Source)


"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."


- Jay P. (Source)


"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!"


- Ken B. (Source)


"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!"


- Dale T. (Source)


"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."


- T.H. (Source)


"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."


- Ion S. (Source)


"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."


- Anthony S. (Source)


"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."


- Dara C. (Source)


"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."


- Kristian S. (Source)


"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!"


- Merin T. (Source)


"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!"


- Niki B. (Source)


"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!"


- Suz G. (Source)


"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!"


- Trish S. (Source)


"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."


- Genevieve M. (Source)


"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!"


- Kristin E. (Source)


"Joel and Justin are awesome. They set us up with 2 great apartments, and delivered excellent service once we were moved in."


- William N. (Source)


"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."


- Wes S. (Source)


"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."


- Francine G. (Source)


"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!"


- Lindsey J. (Source)


"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."


- O.A.J. (Source)


"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."


- Beau Z. (Source)


"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!"


- Brian G. (Source)


"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."


- Glenn E. (Source)


"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."


- James M. (Source)


"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!"


- Joe L. (Source)


"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!"


- Samantha G. (Source)


"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."


- Evan C. (Source)


"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."


- James S. (Source)


"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."


- Tina T. (Source)