NEWTON, MA – Marie Presti, broker-owner of The Presti Group in Newton, MA is the new president of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors (GBAR) for 2018.
The Greater Boston Association of Realtors is one of five real estate specialty divisions of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board. The Association is the Board’s largest division with a membership of nearly 10,000 residential real estate professionals working across 64 communities in over 950 offices throughout Metropolitan Boston and Eastern Massachusetts
She was elected to the position in 2016, served as president-elect last year and was installed as president at the Newton Marriott in December. Presti now oversees GBAR’s board of directors, the executive committee and appoints all GBAR leadership.
She also sits on the board of directors for the state and National Association of Realtors, as well as the Greater Boston Real Estate Board. Presti’s term is for one year.
Presti, who is also Greater Boston Realtor of the Year, is a 17-year industry veteran. After working at several Newton-based brokerages, she started her independent agency in Newtonville in 2016. Presti’s real estate designations include Certified Residential Specialist, Seniors Real Estate Specialist, certified negotiation expert, loss mitigation specialist and a “green” homes certification, to name just a few.
A Newton Corner homeowner, Presti is an active volunteer and sponsor of many local organizations and events including The Newton Free Library, Newton Historical Society, Senior Center, Rotary Club, and the Newton Mother’s Forum. Marie is also a veteran educator with Newton Community Education, having taught more than 100 courses since 2004. Presti holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College and an MBA from the Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. She is a Burlington, Mass. native.
The Presti Group is an independent real estate agency specializing in the Newton market. Representing sellers and buyers, the agency handles all aspects of residential real estate, from luxury properties, to mid-priced single- and multi-families, rehabilitations and condominiums.