Robb Cohen, CRS, ASR, ABR, CNE, Realtor®
President, Managing Director, Broker
Robb Cohen CRS,ASR,ABR,CNE,Realtor, is President and Managing Director/Broker of Boston Realty Advisors Residential located in Boston's Historic Copley Square. Boston Realty Advisors Residential is unique in the Boston market offering an individualized, client-focused, consultative approach to all aspects of Boston Real Estate in our premier boutique setting. Rob understands that all clients, both Sellers and Buyers, have individual needs and all of his programs are custom-designed and built around assisting his clients to realize them.
Robb earned the International Distinction of being a Lifetime Member inducted into The Centurion Honor Society in 2007, (1 of 150 members Worldwide). Robb has also achieved the ranking of #2 Broker in the Back Bay and South End for transaction dollars sold as reported by MLS in 2006 as well as the #1 Broker in Boston for the number of Back Bay properties sold, as reported by MLS in 2007. Rob sold over 46 Million Dollars of Residential Real Estate in 2008 and over 55 Million Dollars in 2011 ranking him in "The TOP 10 OF INDIVIDUAL RESIDENTIAL BROKERS IN MASSACHUSETTS BY MLS PIN.". He has consistently ranked in the Top 5 of Independent Boston Brokers for units sold over the last 5 years.
He has over 25 years of experience as a licensed real estate broker in Massachusetts. Robb works representing Sellers, Buyers and Investors in all areas of Boston including the Back Bay, Bay Village, Beacon Hill, Brookline, Charlestown, the Leather District, Midtown, North End, South End, the Waterfront, the West End and the North Shore communities. Robb is totally dedicated to serving his clients and being sure that they are totally educated in the property they are buying or selling. He will work tirelessly until they are totally satisfied with the purchase of or sale of their property.
Robb has earned a reputation as a Top Listing Broker as well as one of the most committed Buyer’s Agents in Boston. He takes his clients completely from conception to closing and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. He is also a trained mediator and negotiator.
Robb headed up the office of CENTURY 21 Cityside International Fine Homes & Estates Division in Boston's Back Bay for 6.5 years as the Executive Vice President and Associate Broker. He is an International Award Winning Real Estate Broker, with credits including The Highest Rankings throughout New England during his 6.5 year affiliation. These include, 2002Top 15 Producer, Centurion Award, ( Top 3.5% worldwide), 2003, 2004, Ranked #10 & #8 Producer, Double Centurion Award, (Top 2.0% worldwide), 2005, 2006, 2007 Ranked #3, #1, #2 Producer, Grand Centurion Award, (Top 1% worldwide), throughout New England out of 3500+ Agents/Brokers.
Robb's business experience includes being Co-owner of a $30 million dollar international manufacturing company started from conception. With a BA in Psychology and Business Administration from Boston University Rob welcomes the opportunity of working with you to define and assess your needs. He is always available to discuss any aspect of Boston's Real Estate market. Please do not hesitate to call him at anytime.
· Ranked in "The Top 10 Of Individual Residential R.E. Brokers In Massachusetts By MLS PIN 2008 ", and consistently ranked in the "Top 5 of Independent Boston Brokers for units sold over the last 5 years."
· Ranked #1 Broker, Boston, Back Bay units sold (MLS 2007)
· Ranked #2 Broker, Boston, Back Bay/South End (MLS 2006)
· Ranked #1 Producer, New England, CENTURION Honor Society Inductee, CENTURY 21 Grand Centurion Award Winner, 2006
· Ranked #2, #3 Producer, New England & CENTURY 21 Grand Centurion Award Winner, 2007,2005
· Top 10 Producer, New England & CENTURY 21 Double Centurion Award Winner, 2003, 2004
· Over 25 Years as a licensed real estate broker in Massachusetts
· First SIX months in the business, sold $10.8 million representing buyers, sellers, and investors
· Trained mediator and negotiator
· Pre-Real Estate: Co-owner of $30 million dollar manufacturing company
· BA, Psychology/Business Administration, Boston University
· 2002: Accredited Buyer Representative Certification, (ABR), by the GBREB / NAR
· 2004: Certified Residential Specialist Certification, (CRS), by the GBREB / NAR
· 2006: Accredited Sellers Representative Certification, (ASR), by the NAR
. 2011 Certified Negotiation Expert Certification, (CNE), by The RENI, R.E. Negotiation Institute
· Member, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate
· Member, National Association of REALTORS(NAR)
· Member, Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB)
· Member, Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council
· ABR, Certified Accredited Buyer Representative
· CRS, Certified Residential Specialist
· ASR, Accredited Seller Representative
· CNE, Certified Negotiation Expert
· Lifelong Boston Native
· Proud Husband and Father
· Vintage automobile collector, PCA, 356 Registry, BMCCA, AHCA
· Enjoys auto racing in his Lotus in club/track events throughout New England
· Owned by 2 King Charles Spaniels, Basil T and Lucie
· Hobbies include travel, Fly Fishing, Scuba Diving, Snowmobiling, Reading, and spending time with family at our Maine beach home.
WORDS ON ROBB
"We frequently have a crazed travel and work schedule. To our amazement, Rob always had time for us whether via email, phone or in person. We might even have wondered if he had other clients, his care and attention to detail were so focused on our needs.
Rob's a thoughtful, thoroughly informed, patient professional with a quixotic sense of humor (that helped us survive one particularly tricky negotiation).
We have already recommended Rob to others and would not hesitate for a second to be his clients again. You can't go wrong with Rob." Zillow user1830832
"Mr. Cohen IS a real estate PROFESSIONAL. He knows the market, listens, and actually creates a marketing campaign that gets results. We sold our place within a week. Given his experience and knowledge of the market, he knows how to position your property realistically. He advocates for clients and I have to say is not a fly by night realtor as some that I have come across. He understands the huge psychology involved in buying and selling a home which adds to his expertise. I hope not to move anytime soon, but if we do, Rob Cohen is our realtor." Zillow user2141614
"I purchased three downtown Boston condo's from Rob in the past 5 years, one of which he is now currently listing for sale. Simply put, Rob is the best real estate agent I know. His knowledge and expertise in the Boston market is second to none. In the buying process he always steered me in the right direction. He didn't want to just make the sale, he wanted to make the right sale. He knows what's important and what's not and I felt extremely comfortable that I was in good hands. He's always responsive and doesn't sugar coat things to make them sound better or worse than what they really are. Most importantly, he knows how to close a deal. He' just one of the rare service providers that'll make you say 'I'm glad this guy is on my side". Zillow user5507883
"Working with Rob Cohen, I was extremely impressed by his marketing plan and tenacity for showing my home (we had open houses every weekend). He advertised my apartment every week in the real estate news papers and online (on his website as well as in MLS, Realtor.com, Boston.com, etc)."
"Thank you for everything!! You are amazing! I really look forward to working with you again and expect in the next year it is highly likely!!"
"We are extremely grateful for your outstanding work in selling our two properties. Your in-depth research, expert guidance at every step, and total commitment from beginning to end are qualities that put you at the top of your field. You are truly the best!"
Dr. and Mrs. Peter C. Kenny
"I've bought and sold real estate for over 20 years. I've used several agents, however now that I've worked with Rob, I will never work with another agent in his service area! I only wish that he covered Martha's Vineyard, so I could work with him there.
What can I say? Rob gives you the straight story from when he first works on securing your listing through and work necessary post sale. He was the key influence in pricing my Back Bay condo realistically. He didn't say all sorts of stuff to get my listing and then switch to other recommendations. He was flawless during several negotiations that were some of the most difficult I've been through, both the ones that fell through and the one that closed.
He knows the market and can analyze the market better than any of the several area brokers I know. He maximized the value of my unit through staging and presentation. For me the litmus test was that when I asked the question: "Rob, should I take this offer? If not, what counteroffer should I make?" Every time I trusted his judgment 100% and the results proved my trust in him."
GG, Marlborough St, Back Bay, Boston, MA
"I am extremely happy regarding the marketing and sale of my home. You and your team were an absolute pleasure to work with, and I appreciate all of your hard work! If I know anyone looking in the Boston area, I will be sure to refer them to you!"
Donna O.- Seller, Warren Ave, South End, Boston, MA
"Robb represented the sellers from whom we purchased our current home. In the last few years, we decided to sell and hired Rob as our agent. We were so impressed with him when we met him during the original purchase process. His knowledge of Boston and the small neighborhood where we live was very deep. His marketing capabilities and ability to reach thousands of potential buyers is truly unmatched in all of Boston. He is also an extremely caring individual who really took the time to listen to us and what we wanted to achieve with both transactions. If you are considering selling your home in Boston we would highly recommend him."
EAK17 via Zillow.com
"Robb is not just a great seller...he is a trusted friend. Great to work with and very responsive"
RRdesi via Zillow.com
"Robb Cohen was a complete professional and a pleasure to work with. He also was extremely knowledgeable and extremely trustworthy which to me is equally as important as any other quality a real estate broker should have."
"Robb Cohen is the best real estate agent I have ever worked with." ”Robb Cohen assessed our needs and desires then found us the perfect property. We are in the process of engaging him on another acquisition.”
“Robb Cohen not only lives and breathes Real Estate but reminds us of what customer service and care really is. We have never had someone work so hard for us while simultaneously putting our requests and concerns first even if it cost him money. Now that we have worked with Rob I can honestly say we will never use different agent in Boston as long as Robb Cohen is a broker.”
“Robb, congratulations to you and the team as well. I must say you've lived up to my highest expectations under the most difficult of economic conditions. You have my thanks, respect and appreciation.”
"We have both bought and sold properties with Robb Cohen. He has the most extensive and unique approach to marketing properties of any agent we know. Robb and his team communicate great, they are always available and they made the process totally painless and smooth- all we had to do was pack! Robb was able to secure a strong price in a very short time. We highly recommend him!!”
"Robb Cohen provided absolutely flawless service to me and family members regarding the sale of a piece of family-owned land and then as well our home. He effortlessly managed family members who were difficult and demanding. In my opinion, Robb Cohen is the quintessential REALTOR.”