This exceptional Arts and Crafts style bungalow is set back from the street and surrounded by fruit and flowering trees. The exterior is stucco with a beautifully maintained red tile roof and inviting front porch. One enters via a sunny foyer with doors leading to the dining room and into the living room which has a beamed ceiling and a fireplace. The eat-in kitchen is older but functional with dishwasher and disposal. Most of the windows have been replaced. Completing the first floor are two bedrooms, one currently being used as a home office, and a full bathroom. The second floor consists of two very large bedrooms and an adjacent sunroom and half bathroom. A sweet yard and large two car garage complete this special property. Just minutes from West Newton Square, Commuter Rail stops, the Mass Pike, shopping and restaurants.
Graduate School brought Toby to Massachusetts from the Midwest and she never left! The Greater Boston Area is a wonderful place to live. She can help you - whether you are buying or selling.
After a number of years teaching Italian at Boston University, Toby became a full-time real estate broker. She first worked with Coldwell Banker (formerly Hunneman), and she is now with Hammond Residential, with offices in Chestnut Hill and Newton. Her experience has taught her to understand the complex and often emotional issues involved in buying and selling. Attention to detail, respect for the client, knowledge of the marketplace, and listening - these are her priorities.
Formal Education: BA, Indiana University - Romance Languages and Literatures. MA, Harvard University - Italian.
Broker Education: G.R.I. (Graduate Real Estate Institute), Relocation Specialist, Listing Agent, Buyer Agent, Historic Homes and Historical Preservation Education, Win-Win Negotiation, Condominiums, Fair-Housing
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A native of Brookline, Elissa is well-versed in the real estate markets in Brookline, Newton, Needham, Boston, and surrounding communities. Working as a team with Buzz Birnbaum, a seasoned real estate professional, Elissa and Buzz have combined experience of over 55 years working in our highly competitive market. The team is committed to using their comprehensive market knowledge, unparalleled business acumen, marketing skills, creativity, and high-level customer service to market properties and guide buyers to their perfect homes. We specialize in relocation and our strong referral and repeat business are a testament to our skills as trusted advisors. In one of the most robust real estate markets in the country we keep clients updated on rapidly changing trends to ensure they are positioned to best achieve their goals.
Prior to her real estate career, Elissa worked as a public relations and communications professional for over twenty years servicing significant International consumer brands.
Elissa currently volunteers with the New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, MA. Previously she worked with Boston Ballet, National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases, and The Leary Firefighters Foundation, founded by actor Denis Leary, where she was press agent of record for two years.
Elissa holds a BS in Business and Organizational Communications from Emerson College in Boston.