Best of Boston

2001 Best Real Estate, Broker

Lex Lianos, Metro Realty

Tired of dealing with shady brokers pushing dilapidated apartments at exorbitant rents? Venture off the beaten Newbury Street real estate path and pay a visit to Lex Lianos at Metro Realty’s Brookline offices. Co-owner Lianos and founding partners Mark Pearlstein and Joseph White have spent years building a base of exclusive listings in Brookline and Cambridge, which means you won’t have to battle other renters when applying for a place. Pearlstein and White also hand-pick the buildings they show, ensuring that the landlord is legitimate and trustworthy. Besides having some of the best-valued listings in town, Lianos is a broker who actually cares about what happens to you after you sign your name on the dotted line, an attribute that is decidedly refreshing, and rarely found on Newbury Street.

Metro Realty, 9 Babcock St., Brookline, 617-232-2255,