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Jennifer Taves


127 Main St.
Boston, MA

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Jennifer Taves, president of Preferred Residential Properties, commits fully to her clients, taking a hands-on approach from start to finish and ensuring that every transaction goes smoothly. Her enthusiasm for the business is obvious to all who work with her—she loves what she does, and she truly enjoys working with people. Taves represents a wide array of buyers and sellers in Boston and its surrounding suburbs. She goes the extra mile for her clients and has an extensive roster of repeat clients.

Her personalized knowledge of the suburban school districts and communities allows her to assist her clients transitioning from the city to suburbs and vice versa. Over her 26 years in the business, Taves has become a trusted advisor to her clients. She uses her experience and market knowledge to guide her clients, providing them with one-on-one experiences and enabling them to make informed decisions and accomplish all of their real estate goals.

Brokerage Firm:

Preferred Residential Properties

Towns Served:

Acton, Allston, Andover, Arlington, Assembly Square, Back Bay, Bay Village, Beacon Hill, Bedford, Belmont, Boston, Boston Metrowest, Boston's City Point, Brighton, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Cambridgeport, Carlisle, Charlestown, Chelmsford, Cohasset, Concord, Dorchester, Dorchester's Neponset, Dorchester's Savin Hill, Downtown Boston, East Boston's Jeffries Point, Everett, Financial District, Greater Boston Area, Jamaica Plain, Kendall Square, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Middlesex County, Needham, Newton, Newton Center, Newton Highlands, Newtonville, North End, North Reading, Reading, Roxbury's Fort Hill, Seaport, Seaport District, Somerville, South Boston, South End, Southborough, Sudbury, The Fenway, Wakefield, Waterfront, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, West Medford, Weston, Wilmington, Winchester, Winter Hill

Awards or Certifications:

Listed among 100 most influential agents in MA.

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

What's your background, education and training?

After college I worked in tourism marketing (1989-1991) and then transferred into corporate sales (1991-1993). I started selling real estate in January 1993-present.

BS University of New Hampshire 1989

MS Bentley University 2010

What is your typical process for working with a new client?

We meet as soon as possible and discuss their real estate goals. If they are looking to buy, we discuss the buying process, the timeline, pre-approval, legal representation, financing, etc. I arm them with all the important information and refer them to my partners. We usually will head out and view a sampling of properties to get their feet wet. After this process - I have a good feel for the buyer and their wants and needs...I also am able to move ahead more efficiently and effectively in helping them achieve their goals.

If they are looking to sell, I usually will go the property to meet them They show me the property and then we discuss my thoughts, staging ideas, timeline, some general pricing ranges/strategies, the comps and the market temperature. We discuss the timing for listing and the specifics that go along with listing and marketing a property.

What advice would you give a client looking to find a provider in your specialty?

I would recommend they work with an agent who is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and available. Ina highly completive real estate market like Boston, a buyer needs an aggressive agent who is "on it" for them or they will miss out on many buying opportunities. If selling - they need to look for an agent who is driven and willing to go the extra mile to showcase their property and make it sparkle. Again, enthusiasm and knowledge are vital.

What inspired your passion for your profession?

I love the deal. I have always been a motivated, driven persona and I enjoy negotiating and closing the deal.

The I bought my first condo back in 1992 - I fell in love with everything real estate. The architecture and make up of properties, the neighborhoods, the process of offering and moving through the deal, etc. I love working with people and the constant change of the day to day tasks keeps it interesting. I am interested renovation and restoration, historic homes and new builds...I believe in what I sell...I adore Boston and the communities that surround and have lived and sold in many of them. I love dealing with repeat clients. There is nothing like getting a call from a repeat customer who wants to buy or sell a piece of real estate with me as they agent again. Brokerage is much more than just a job, this career has given me a tremendous sense of satisfaction.

What services are you most excited to offer?

Buyer and seller agency, Leasing, Relocation Specialist, First time buyer specialist, luxury rentals

What is the best reaction you’ve ever received from a client?

The best reaction is when I get a new referral from a client...that is the highest compliment. In one instance - I have a client who has referred me 6 co-workers - all of whom I have successfully sold homes in 5 different suburban towns...I thoroughly enjoy working with all these people in helping them find the right home.

I have received (33) 5 star review on zillow and several of them blew me away. I have had clients tell folks and put in reviews that they would never buy anything without me involved. I have had sellers write things about the lengths I have gone to preparing their home for sale.

What makes your business stand apart?

I provide a personalized level of service that you will not find often in todays market. Many folks work on teams and have assistants working in the field for them. When you engage me - you get me. I work tirelessly to make it happen for my client. Whether buying for selling - I go to any lengths for them. I am extremely professional, optimistic and easily reached. My clients are my top priority and I do whatever it takes to procure the highest and best price for a seller or the best possible deal for my buyer.

How many years have you been in business?


What do clients have to say about you?

Testimonial #1:

“Jennifer was absolutely spectacular to work with. She is extremely professional, very well connected in the real estate market and thoroughly enjoyable to work with. I started working with Jennifer to find a new home in Boston. She took the time to get to know me, what I was exactly looking for and to find the right home for me in Charlestown. Never once did I feel any pressure from her to make an offer. Jennifer was so quick to react to homes that fit my needs, I never felt like I had to watch MLS, she had homes in my specifications in front of me before I could even find them ... and only homes that were in my specifications, she was truly looking out for what I wanted. The level of customized service went beyond my expectations. Jennifer truly made the process of buying a new home for me easy and worry free. I can say that I truly respect Jennifer's work ethic, responsiveness and positive attitude. If it were not for her, I might have made very different decisions, but I am so happy to have found her as my agent.

I was so happy with her work as a buyer's agent, that when I was ready to sell my home in the suburbs, I chose Jennifer to sell my house as well. I couldn't believe the amount of work, care and effort she put into my home from the beginning. I truly believe that the success of selling my home within 3 days of listing for over asking was a result of Jennifer's research on the marketplace, her wonderful presence at the open house and her diligent follow thru working to get a total of 4 bids, all over asking by the end of the deal. She was wonderful to walk me thru this process and again, didn't provide any pressure or try to sway my decision on selling in any manner, but was truly there to help and support me in the process.

Jennifer is exceptional in her job, and you will be thrilled to chose her as your agent on either side of the process. She is an honest, hard working, and gracious real estate agent, and it is my honor to recommend her work.”

Testimonial #2:

"Jennifer was very responsive, accessible and driven from the start. She worked with us in both selling and buying properties within a 6 week time frame, which seemed like nearly an impossible task right before the new year. Jennifer quickly put together beautiful marketing materials and listed our  place within 4 days. She worked really hard and we were fortunate to accept an offer over ask. Simultaneously she worked with us to help facilitate a flawless transaction on our new home. Her market knowledge, communication and diligence proved invaluable throughout the whole process.”

Testimonial #3:

“My husband and I have worked with Jennifer twice over the past 2 years and she is nothing but exceptional! 2 years ago she worked with us in buying our first condo. We weren’t sure what area of the city we wanted to settle down in and she was entirely honest about the various neighborhoods, market  growth in each of these areas, and what she believed to be good market value for the various condos we looked it. We finally decided to keep our search to Charlestown and she was such a wealth of knowledge having practiced real estate for over 20 years. When our bid lost on the first place we put in an offer, she was very compassionate and kept us motived to keep looking. This enthusiasm and hard work got our offer accepted on first home in Charlestown. A couple months ago we decided that we wanted a bit more space and parking. There was no doubt we were going to call Jennifer. She was very accommodating to our schedules as my husband and I are basically on opposite shifts. When we did find our dream home she was very honest about the comparisons in the area and what she believed would be a good offer. It was accepted! Now we needed to sell our Condo by the time we closed on the new property. Selling near the holidays is difficult but Jennifer put in 150% effort to make everything just right. Sure enough after the first weekend of open houses we had offers on the table. Even after we closed she went the extra mile to make sure everything was just right for us. I would recommend Jennifer to anyone looking to buy or sell! She really is the best in Boston."

“Jennifer is so much more than a realtor. She did such a wonderful job I am elated. She coordinated the entire sales process and made it very easy for me. Jennifer helped me hire a contractor to do the painting, floors and new carpets and she coordinated the whole process including having him come back for a few more touch ups. She brought a staging company in and worked with them throughout the process, met the fire department and referred me to a good closing attorney. When we received the five offers on the first weekend she helped me vet them and pick the best overall offer. I would highly recommend Jennifer. Her experience and talent will help you maximize your value and experience a smooth sales process. “

“I recently worked with Jennifer as both a buyer and a seller. I was compelled to write a review to express how fantastic she was to work with. I first met her at an open house earlier this spring when I was beginning to look for a new home. I was blown away from the greeting as I walked in - not  to mention the ipad sign in, marketing materials, color brochures and custom web site...all very impressive. I ended up buying that home and then deciding to also use Jennifer as the listing agent for my current home at the time. Thanks in combination to her dedication, flexibility and strong negotiation skills, I ended up selling my home over asking price and having overall smooth transactions with both properties. Once again - I highly recommend her and would use her again in the future!!!"

Any other information you’d like to provide – Hobbies, etc.

Yoga, Hiking, Boating


Top Producer: 2019


Buyer and Seller Representation, First time buyers, Condominium Conversion, Relocation, Property development, Investor, Luxury Rentals, Rentals