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.

Michael was awarded the International President's Circle Award for sales expertise, market knowledge, and dedication to clients for 2020 and 2021. In 2022 and 2023 he was awarded the International Presidents Elite Award, representing the Top 2% of Hammond Residential & Coldwell Banker Agents Worldwide, for demonstrating exceptional sales production, ambition and his commitment to the Real Estate Industry. 

Sold Listings
$1,223,000
Single Family
141 Eliot St
Sold
Natick, MA 01760
Brokerage: Compass
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
4Beds
2Baths
$2,350,000
Multifamily
112 Rockview St
Sold
Boston, MA 02130
Brokerage: Hammond Residential Real Estate
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
12Beds
6Baths
$1,300,000
Single Family
3 Valley Spring Rd
Sold
Newton, MA 02458
Brokerage: Hammond Residential Real Estate
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
2Baths
$540,000
Condo
103 Brooks St 103
Sold
Boston, MA 02135
Brokerage: Hammond Residential Real Estate
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
2Baths
$1,912,500
Single Family
57 Erie Ave
Sold
Newton, MA 02461
Brokerage: Hammond Residential Real Estate
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
5Beds
3Baths
$1,850,000
Multifamily
5 Leamington Rd
Sold
Boston, MA 02135
Brokerage: Hammond Residential Real Estate
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
7Beds
6Baths
$1,612,000
Single Family
23 Suzanne Road
Sold
Lexington, MA 02420
Brokerage: William Raveis R.e. & Home Services
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
4Beds
4Baths
$2,100,000
Single Family
807 Union St
Sold
Marshfield, MA 02050
Brokerage: William Raveis R.e. & Home Services
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
5Beds
6Baths
$2,200,000
Single Family
85 Otis St
Sold
Newton, MA 02460
Brokerage: Hammond Residential Real Estate
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
4Beds
3Baths
$985,000
Condo
40 Nouvelle Way T727
Sold
Natick, MA 01760
Brokerage: Hammond Residential Real Estate
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
2Beds
2Baths
$825,000
Single Family
247 W Roxbury Pkwy
Sold
Boston, MA 02132
Brokerage: Hammond Residential Real Estate
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
2Baths
$2,075,000
Single Family
16 Howland Rd
Sold
Newton, MA 02465
Brokerage: Hammond Residential Real Estate
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
6Beds
5Baths
What Clients Are Saying

“Michael was extremely knowledgeable, competent, encouraging, supportive, helpful and reliable from start to finish--from 'Is my house a tear down?' and 'How can I move after 50 years in my home?' through the process of looking at possibilities, finding and buying a condo, finding someone to renovate it, clearing out my house, moving, and finally selling my house quickly and at a good price."

"Really, Michael radiates positive energy!”

S.L., Newton, MA May 2024

"Michael was a committed partner to us at every step of our home buying journey. Being new to the market, and living out of state at the time, Michael guided us effortlessly through every step of the process. When we were able to fly into Boston, generally on short notice, Michael was quick to line up viewings to maximize our available time and help us gather meaningful insights into the market. We are very happy with our purchase, and could not have done it without his care and support!"

T.L. & T.L., Lexington, MA September 2023

A friend referred us to Michael to manage the sale of the house that generations of our family had called home for the past 40 years.  Needless to say, we all had a strong emotional attachment to this beautiful 100+ year old Victorian manse in Brighton.  I mention this because Michael recognized that the transition was difficult for us and responded not by pressuring or rushing us, but by giving us information and suggestions that he felt would be most helpful in preparing for the sale.  We really appreciated this kind and sensible approach.

Michael also possesses a "super power" worth noting.  Whenever I asked if he could recommend someone for a house related job - carpenter, tree guy, window cleaner, junkman to name a few - he had a name and phone number ready in mere minutes.  I actually contacted each of these; without exception every one did a great job at a reasonable price.  And for an added bonus, they were nice people! 
 
In short, from our first contact with Michael we found him to be a professional; friendly and courteous, responsive and punctual, as well as knowledgeable about his field,  This held true throughout the year - in our case the process did take a year because we chose to move slowly.  Ultimately the house was put on the market in July and sold in August for close to our asking price.  If you are looking for a realtor, I highly recommend Michael Rothstein.  In fact, I've already referred a friend.
A.S., Roslindale, MA September 2023

Michael was highly recommended by a neighbor that lived next door to a home I inherited and had to sell long distance (I live on the west coast). I interviewed a few realtors but Michael was a standout from the get go. He was open, generous with his time and contacts (I needed help clearing out the house, a plumber, a lawyer etc) and was always available when I needed him. The market shifted downwards during the pre-listing process and his advice was spot on. He is a professional, cares about his clients and makes sure that the listing and selling experience is as painless and profitable as possible. Can't recommend him high enough! Thank you Michael.

K.R., Chestnut Hill, MA May 2023

"Our experience with Michael was very positive.  He is very knowledgeable with many years of experience, which helped us navigate the sale of our condominium in a declining market. He seems to work 24/7, as he was always very responsive to every aspect of the marketing, sale and successful closing.  His positive yet realistic attitude gave us peace of mind throughout the process."

D.H. & L.R. Newton, MA March 2023

"Mike is a very knowledgeable real estate professional. Hard working, prompt, creative and goes beyond what is expected. Does his homework about market and comparable houses. Knows the neighborhood very well and understands value. Highly recommended."

P.K., Boston, MA September 2022

"Michael:  Thanks for your solid work.... You are always on top of things, which makes my job easier and is so reassuring to our clients."

N.D., Attorney for Sellers, Boston, MA August, 2022

"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

“Michael really knows Newton real estate which is why we recently turned to him once again to help us buy and sell our family home.  He did an outstanding job. He was incredible in helping us through the process of the sale and his instincts, wisdom, and reassurance were invaluable.  We especially appreciated his caring in assisting us through a process that can be stressful and overwhelming.  Michael was the only one we considered for marketing our home and in the end we were rewarded with a significantly higher sale price than we had anticipated. We whole-heartedly recommend Michael.”

E.K. & J.K., Newton, MA December 2023
My sister and I were selling our mother's house. It was a lovely old Victorian in Brighton that had been continuously occupied by our family for 40 years, but the house's configuration made it challenging to sell. It was officially a three-family house, but our multi-generational occupancy had the first two floors open to each other, and the large first floor had a single bedroom while the second floor had four, making it a tough sale to anyone looking for a traditional three-family. Plus, the house came on the market in the middle of rising interest rates. Several open houses didn't produce much traction. Michael helped us sell it to a buyer associated with the state of Massachusetts. There were some weird contingencies in the offer letter and the P&S, but Michael shepherded us through, and got us within $50k of our asking price. We are very grateful.
 
Thanks!
R.S., Newton, MA September 2023
Michael was great with the sale of my home. He is very familiar with the area. Does his homework for comps and pricing. His years of experience and calm nature made it an easy process.  Highly recommend.
L.M., Newton, MA June 2023
Michael, big thanks to YOU!
 
There's so much to praise ....
 
Michael's instincts were always really good..
Wonderful to work with..
He immediately answers calls and texts, always available..
Smart..
Goes out of his way at every turn..
Takes care of every detail..
Great advice on home value, pricing and positioning..
Spot on re marketing materials/showcasing...
 
S.P. & A.P., Newton, MA April 2023
"My wife and I met Michael at an open house over 18 months before making the decision to list our home. Michael met with us early on and gave helpful advice on both buying and selling during a competitive environment. As we prepared to list our home, Michael made several recommendations, some large, some small, which would help position our home for a successful sale. As we waited to find our next home, Michael kept in touch but never pressured us. Once we decided to sell, Michael was able to quickly meet with us and get our home ready to go to market. We got a strong offer quickly and Michael helped keep the closing on track by managing the process and making sure the details (fire inspection, etc.) didn’t slow us down. If you’re looking for a high-energy broker who has a lot of experience, we’d recommend working with Michael."
 
K.H. & J.H., Boston, MA January 2023

“We felt Michael had the expertise to market our home successfully. The comprehensive market analysis helped us understand pricing and timing in the current market. Michael took the time helping us arrange local service providers to prepare our home for sale. We are very grateful for Michael’s help in a quick successful closing on our home.”

 
 
 
L.K. and R.S., Newton, MA August 2022

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