Hammond Residential Real Estate
Michael Rothstein, GRI , Hammond Residential Real EstatePhone: (617) 470-3165
Email: [email protected]

Michael Rothstein, GRI

Michael Rothstein, GRI

Senior Associate

About

Knowledge, Integrity, Results

Active in residential brokerage since 1985, Michael enjoys a loyal following of past buyers and sellers. Prior to entering brokerage, he studied culinary arts and
managed restaurants in the Boston area. 

Born and raised in Newton, Michael is very familiar with the Greater Boston area. His seven-day-a-week commitment to his profession serves his clients and customers well. His educational background includes The Johnson & Wales Culinary Institute, The Lee Institute for Real Estate, and The Tom Hopkins and Floyd Wickman Sales Training courses. In recognition of his completion of the prescribed courses in real estate practice and ethics, Michael has earned the distinguished GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute) designation. He continues his long-standing membership in the National Association of Realtors and is an avid fly fisherman, musician, and outdoor enthusiast. 

Sold Listings
$1,760,000
Condo
41 Chesley Rd 2
Sold
Newton, MA 02459
Brokerage: Broad Street Boutique Realty LLC
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
4Beds
4Baths
$875,000
Single Family
60 Oak Square Ave
Sold
Boston, MA 02135
Brokerage: Hammond Residential Real Estate
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
4Beds
2Baths
$1,100,000
Condo
27 Mechanic St 27
Sold
Newton, MA 02464
Brokerage: Hammond Residential Real Estate
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
3Baths
$1,650,000
Single Family
204 Langley Rd
Sold
Newton, MA 02459
Brokerage: Hammond Residential Real Estate
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
4Beds
3Baths
$3,100,000
Single Family
47 Green Park
Sold
Newton, MA 02458
Brokerage: Hammond Residential Real Estate
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
5Beds
5Baths
$1,995,000
Single Family
5 Kelveden Rd
Sold
Newton, MA 02468
Brokerage: Hammond Residential Real Estate
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
5Beds
5Baths
$2,550,000
Single Family
45 Saddle Hill Road
Sold
Weston, MA 02493
Brokerage: Compass
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
4Beds
4Baths
$1,299,000
Condo
61 Walker St 1
Sold
Newton, MA 02460
Brokerage: Hammond Residential Real Estate
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
4Beds
3Baths
$1,399,000
Condo
61 Walker St 2
Sold
Newton, MA 02460
Brokerage: Hammond Residential Real Estate
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
5Beds
3Baths
$545,000
Condo
45 Longwood Ave. 412
Sold
Brookline, MA 02445
Brokerage: Compass
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
1Beds
1Bath
$1,275,000
Single Family
26 Valley Spring Rd
Sold
Newton, MA 02458
Brokerage: Hammond Residential Real Estate
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
4Beds
2Baths
$1,027,000
Single Family
60 Crehore Dr
Sold
Newton, MA 02462
Brokerage: William Raveis R.e. & Home Services
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
2Baths
What Clients Are Saying

When Michael stepped through our front door, I was immediately struck by his expertise in what was a hot, yet changing market. He also put me at ease with what felt like a daunting process. Michael told us to focus only on getting the house in order and that he would "handle the rest". When we were approaching the final days before the house went live, he came over and got down and dirty handling last minute issues that he felt would allow the home to show its full potential. We have worked with other Newton brokers, but Michael's outstanding no-nonsense approach, positive attitude and complete attention to our concerns allows him to stand out as one of the very best. 

M.S. & P.D., Newton, MA August 2022

“I had the pleasure of working with Michael over a 2-year period during the roller coaster of the pandemic. After deciding to downsize after 30 years in my Newton home I interviewed several brokers and selected Michael based on a personal reference, his stellar reputation and thorough preparation in his presentation of a meticulously researched and well-developed marketing plan for my home. Shortly after I signed the agreement, I decided to take my house off the market ‘for a few months’ as we waited out the impact of the pandemic. Michael was entirely supportive of my decision, and I never felt pressured. We communicated often and it was another year until I felt comfortable putting my house on the market.

 

“Michael worked with me to reassess the timing and to ensure that the process would be safe and seamless. It was all that and more and once we put the house on the market this summer in less than a month, Michael was able to find a wonderful new homeowner and an agreement that would provide enough time for me to prepare for my move to my next home. Along the way, Michael connected with me with all the wrap around support, from cleaners to technicians and stagers, who facilitated the optimum experience for potential buyers to see the house and to make my transition as flawless as possible.  

 

“I hope to never move again, but if I do – and to all my friends who are considering downsizing – I highly recommend Michael Rothstein.”

 

A.H., Newton, MA October 2021

“From start to finish Michael is a professional. From our first introduction meeting to the listing experience and the final sale of the house, he was always just a phone call or text away with prompt responses and reassuring answers even in the middle of fly fishing! We couldn’t have picked a better agent to sell our home of 35 years. We sold quickly, painlessly, and for a price we are satisfied with. 

“Thank you, Michael, for your care, concern and successful completion of the sale of our home.”

"Thank you, Michael
❤️"
Joanne & Jethro M., September, 2021

"Working with Michael was a blast!

 
“As our family began to grow, we found the need and desire to purchase a larger home. We spoke to many Realtors that showed us a variety of homes in Newton area until we found Michael. When making such an important decision, I wanted to work with someone that I could trust.
 
“Throughout the past several months, Michael has been there every step of the way. He has been responsive and excellent since the very first phone call. His knowledge, professionalism, honesty, and high standard work ethics are highly respected and appreciated. We never felt that he was just trying to sell us a house, but that he was a mentor to answer all of our questions and helped us to make the best decision for our family. Michael always had a smile and was so quick to respond and get the job done. We will definitely refer our family and friends to him."
--P.F. and B.H. , Newton, MA, February 2021

“Michael Rothstein has proven himself to be a masterful partner at selling my long-treasured historic Newton house. He and I discussed options and worked through decisions from clear out, ..timing coming to market, in every step of the way.

 

“I highly recommend Michael Rothstein! I keep referring many friends to him.  He has proven himself to be skillful, imaginative, strategic and importantly ...good humored!”

Diana K., November 2020
"Mike, great working with you on this project. I definitely will recommend you if anybody’s asking in the area. Also if I am in the market I definitely will call you. Thank you."
--C. G., August 2020

Thank you to Mike for helping me to make a difficult time go very smoothly. I appreciate his attention to the " little" things and knowing how best to showcase my home. I couldn't be happier.

Bill R., October 2019

Michael was a pleasure to work with when we sold our home in Newton.  He approached our sale with energy and a superior wealth of knowledge about the market.  Whenever we had questions, Michael had the answers.  He was there for us every step of the way and he made sure we knew what to expect at each stage, starting with the listing, the open houses and right through the purchase and sale and closing.  Even though selling a house can be stressful, Michael’s sense of humor and people skills made things as easy as possible.  Thank you Michael!

Jeff and Johanna M.

"Michael was highly recommended to me by a family member whose lawyer told him to never think about less than the best real estate agent in the area. I was absolutely not disappointed. I started thinking of selling my house of 30 years after losing my husband and had no idea where to start. He was extremely professional, sensitive, knowledgeable, responsive, and dedicated every step of the way and sold the house in one day without an open house to buyers. I would full heartedly recommend Michael as your right hand. He Is The Best."

-- Pnina R., January 2019

He Is The Best

“My husband and I had been in our Newton home for over 40 years. Having Michael navigate the buying and selling process made what could have a stressful time an enjoyable, exciting one. Regardless of the time of day or night, Michael was available to answer all questions and concerns. I felt like Michael was as trustworthy and knowledgeable as my own Dad would have been. You just can't get any better. Thank you, Michael Rothstein."

-- George and Virginia G., January 2019

You just can't get any better

"Having recently moved from Maine, we found great advice from Mike and are really happy for the property we bought. At all steps of the process Michael was always very transparent and on top of things, providing useful suggestions on how best to go about mortgage, moving services and a number of other aspects that could otherwise be daunting if not properly supported by a professional. We would recommend working with Mike any day."

R.D. & L.D. , Newton, MA February, 2022
“As first-time homebuyers, my wife and I were nervous but ready to start the homebuying process when our little family started getting bigger. We found Michael and he was invaluable every step of the way. From day one, we knew he was the right Realtor for us: patient, knowledgeable of the Newton-Wellesley-Needham area, and responsive. I don't think he ever takes a day off! Emails and texts were answered within minutes or greeted by a phone call, and we never felt pressured when touring new homes or putting in offers.
 
“He helped us appropriately price our bids, craft our love letter, learn more about each area, and kept us entertained and relaxed. We could not recommend him more highly and if we ever look to buy or sell in the same neighborhood again, we know who we'll be calling.”
 

--Keenan, Elizabeth, and Charlotte M., September 2021

Keenan & Elizabeth M., Newton, MA September 2021

 

“How lucky am I to have met Michael Rothstein and to have worked with him, first as a buyer and more recently, as a seller.  I am eager to recommend him to others as I simply can’t imagine feeling more confident and at ease with a broker. He is the real deal—honest, kind, smart as can be and always attuned to his client’s best interests. Michael is a delightful combination of funny, relaxed, focused on details and forward thinking. He ‘gets’ his clients and in what can be a difficult time, helps us be our best and wisest selves.  Never pushy, Michael offers wise guidance and an informed perspective. 

 

“When I first needed a broker, people told me to interview several people and ask for recommendations. I had met Michael at an open house and felt strongly that I’d come upon the best so why look further.  Throughout all our interactions, I looked back on that decision always grateful that I signed on with Michael without hesitancy. I am certain that no one else could have been more helpful, more understanding, more on top of things and more fun to work with."

E.G. & D.M., June 2021

"I had a most satisfying experience working with Michael Rothstein on the recent sale of my Newton house. Michael was recommended to me by a friend a year ago, after I decided to move abroad and sell my house of 20 years. Michael helped me at every step of the process, before and after my move, from finding move organizers, finding reliable professionals to prepare the house for sale and overseeing their work, to helping with the necessary paperwork. I was impressed by Michael's professionalism, knowledge of the market, resourcefulness, and excellent judgment. 

 

“Michael has been very pleasant to work with, always listening to any concerns that I had, and always available. Michael has made an otherwise very complicated move, a lot easier. I was able to leave feeling confident that the sale of the house was in the best hands. Thank you, Michael!"

Merav C., December 2020
I just had the pleasure of working with Michael Rothstein on the sale of our property in Wellesley. It goes without saying that everything went smoothly from signing on with Michael to the closing. But, additionally, I live in Florida and COVID 19 added huge obstacles re travel etc. I felt completely confident that the home was safe, looked after and in good hands. Lots of work needed to be done that I could not be there for. Michael arranged everything, oversaw the work in process and, I felt, totally had my interest at heart. 
 
Barbara M
Barbara M

We consider ourselves very fortunate to have had the pleasure to meet and work with Michael during the purchase of our condominium. Michael is one-of-a-kind. He is kind, caring, and knowledgeable. He always had our best interest no matter how big or small the problem - he was always there for us. Not only is Michael fantastic at what he does (and we are very particular), but we also now consider him a friend.  

Paula and Ron B., April 2020
"Michael is thorough, responsive and VERY knowledgable about the local real estate market. He lives and breathes real estate and it shows. I recently asked him to evaluate my home for a potential sale and even though he knew we weren't sure we were ready to sell, he came to look at my home quickly, armed with a very thorough market analysis he had done. He toured the property and had a lot of good advice about ways to enhance its appeal and value. He does NOT have a sales-y personality, which is important to me as you will spend a lot of time with your realtor. I give him my highest recommendation."
 
 
Vicki R, September 2019

I’ve worked with Michael on 6 transactions over the past 30 years. The first transaction was the sale of a condo during a soft market, making it a particular challenge but he succeeded! He’s been both my buying and selling broker, He always gets top dollar after putting great thought and research into pricing it and promoting it properly. He’s very honest. During each transaction, there’s no question that he’s focused, committed, and he works tirelessly and at all hours of the day to close the transaction to both the buyer’s and seller’s delight. During my next transaction he’ll be my broker again!

Steve B. , June, 2019

“You are great at what you do! You have great energy and optimism. Thanks for your encouragement! Thank you for selling my condo.”

-- Cathy B., January 2019

You are great at what you do!

“We would like to commend Mr. Michael Rothstein for his professionalism, honesty, and dedication during his service as a seller agent on our behalf. In addition to being pleasant, patient, and extremely accessible and accommodating, Michael’s knowledge and understanding of the Newton real estate market has been of great value during the sales process. Michael is meticulous and process-oriented and he was instrumental through every stage of the process: presentation, pricing, negotiations, due diligence, and the closing process. We highly recommend him. He simply brings a peace of mind to what can be a stressful and complex process.”

--Moti and Bonit P., November 2018

We would like to commend Mr. Michael Rothstein