Newton Real Estate Broker and Greater Boston Realtor of the Year Marie Presti Named to National Research Post

NEWTON, MA – Marie Presti is one of ten residential Realtors across the country named to the 2018 National Association of Realtors® Research Committee. Her term begins on Dec. 1.

The 33-member committee will focus on market conditions and the economy to identify areas of research to pursue in order to make Realtors more knowledgeable, productive and profitable. In a letter to new committee members, National Association of Realtors President Elizabeth Mendenhall stated that she looked for “a diverse and capable group who exemplified a specific set of leadership qualities,” when considering membership. These include a dedication to the industry, a forward-looking vision and a range of professional experience.

Presti is broker/owner of The Presti Group in Newton and was voted Greater Boston Realtor of the Year for 2017. She said her appointment to the NAR Research Committee will enable her to flex her math and statistics muscles, while identifying ways to propel the industry on a national level. For her local clients, she will be able to provide a greater level of service by identifying relevant trends and other useful statistics. (According to the NAR, committee qualifications include a solid knowledge of research and statistics. Presti holds an undergraduate degree in math and computer science and an MBA in marketing.)

In addition to joining the NAR committee next month, Presti will be installed as 2018 president of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors. Currently, she serves on numerous boards and committees and has several industry designations, from Seniors Real Estate Specialist, to Accredited Buyer Representative. She holds a NAR “green” designation and is certified in negotiation, loss mitigation and real estate instruction. Presti is also active in the community, supporting groups such as the local library, the Newton Historical Society and the Rotary Club, to name just a few.

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.

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