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Boston Magazine — On the Market: 80 Pleasant Street, Norwell

Boston Common — Recognized Real Estate Industry Leaders

Boston Common Magazine: Featured in the Dynamic Women Issue

Boston Globe | When the COVID-19 shutdown leads to divorce, how to sell your property amicably

Boston Globe | In Greater Boston, home staging gone wild

Boston Common Magazine: Lara was named one of Boston Common Magazine's Dynamic Women

Boston Magazine: So You Want to Live in Medford

Chicago Agent Magazine | Real Estate in Brief: Lender sentiment, housing starts and more

Boston Globe | People in -concept homes are realizing the walls were there for a reason

realtor.com | The 10 Surprising Housing Markets Poised to Rule in 2019

Metro: The Hottest Neighborhoods around Massachusetts

Apartment Therapy: Buying a Home at the End of the Year Can Really Pay Off (in Actual Dollars) — Here's How

Metro: Why Medford is the new Somerville

Boston Magazine: MyStyle: Lara Shuqom, International Real Estate Consultant & Realtor®

Boston Globe | Roof-deck madness is gripping Boston

Boston Globe | The rich are different. They have home elevators.



Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"Lara is the ultimate "quarterback" in a home buying experience. I have used her twice now, and her consistency, professionalism, compassion, and relentless work ethic continue to shine through. Purchasing a home can be a nerve-wracking and stressful experience, which is why it is so important to pick a realtor you trust to guide you through the transaction with your best interests at heart. In addition to her guidance throughout the transaction, Lara has a wide-ranging network of trusted professionals whom she refers throughout the process. I was able to hire a mortgage lender, attorney, plumber, contractor, and painters all as recommendations through Lara. Lara is simply the best in the business, and you can be sure to have an outstanding experience with her in your corner. I can't wait to use her again in the future!

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"A testament to Loren's sensitivity to her buyers needs, [her] expertise, impeccable negotiation skills, communication...she's a joy to be around." -Melissa R., Boston 

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"Lara is a boss. I was referred to Lara by a friend after working with another realtor who was intimidated by a bank owned property. Lara was not intimated and not only made the deal go through, but saved me 30k. Her entire team including lender, lawyer, and inspector have been absolutely a breeze to work with. As a first time home buyer, I needed a good amount of hand holding, and Lara was able to do that with me. I truly don't know how she does it all, but she makes it look easy. I am so grateful for working with Lara, and will be referring her to anyone interested in buying a home."/i> -Shannah H, West Roxbury 

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"Referred by my financial advisor, Loren knew what was important and helped me find just the right home...she cared about me as a person, not a client." -Ashley H., Boston  

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"If you are looking for someone to make your home buying/selling experience as stress free and easy as possible, look no further! We had met Lara while she was selling our neighbors condo in Medford and then one year later we knew she would be the perfect fit to sell our condo in Somerville! Not only did she get us over our asking price, she made the process as smooth and easy as possible. We had a three week old daughter at this point so having her expertise and knowledge was so important since our time was limited! Lara handled everything with ease and was extremely responsive when we had any questions. If you are looking for an agent with expertise, poise and confidence, look no further than Lara Shuqom - we promise it will be one of the best decisions you ever make." -Alison M., Somerville  

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"Loren was fully prepared, incredibly professional and everything was executed flawlessly. We had numerous offers and closed within weeks." -Dave S., Boston 

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"We kissed a lot of frogs before we stumbled across Lara's keen insights in an article about the Medford real estate market in Boston Magazine. From our first meeting, we knew we found the right fit. Lara brings professionalism, data-driven decision making, thoughtfulness, an A+ team supporting her (stagers, photographers, etc), and handles any challenges that arise with ease. Her proactive communication and warm sense of humor make the stress of the selling process melt away. She provides a level of service that is rare to find in any field. In other words, she's a total BOSS in the best way possible. Any seller would be lucky to have her on their side. We accepted a great offer 12 days after listing"

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"I interviewed many realtors and chose Loren based on her professionalism, honesty, mind, great eye...If you want the very best go with Loren."  -Debbie L., Newton 

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"My experience with Lara as my Realtor was seamless from start to finish. As a first-time home buyer, I was overwhelmed by the idea of buying a home. Lara sat down with me at the beginning of my journey, laid out an entire flow chart of how the process worked, what I should expect, and how to navigate through such a complicated transaction. We set expectations, and she connected me with her trustworthy lenders and attorneys. When the time came and I found my dream home, Lara quickly executed my offer within 24 hours. I am certain I could not have successfully navigated a multiple offer scenario without Lara’s expertise. I am so grateful to be writing this testimonial in my new living room, and I can’t thank Lara enough! Frankly, she is among the best in Boston and I refer her to all my family and friends.

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"I unequivocally recommend Loren as a skilled and knowledgeable broker, and as a caring person who truly understands all the issues of selling a home." -Andy G. Newton 

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"From the start, Lara utilized a consultative approach. She understood our investment goals, created a detailed plan and executed it flawlessly. She has a pulse on trending neighborhoods and recommends areas we may have overlooked. Moreover, Lara’s network is amongst the best and gave us a competitive advantage in multiple offer scenarios. Throughout the process, Lara was with us every step of the way and even offered amazing contracts to kick-off our investment property renovations. We will definitely work with Lara again and recommend her to anyone looking to buy, sell, or invest in Boston."

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"Loren is the absolute best. Strong, ethical, smart. She is very respected and has many relationships throughout the area. She is our realtor for life."  -Pete C. Needham 

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"We worked with Lara to sell our Charlestown home and she was a lifesaver! Not only did she successfully negotiate an offer above asking price in just 2 weeks, but she navigated us through a tricky closing. Her knowledge of the selling process is impressive and her dedication to us as clients helped us close on time. She answered every phone call and email with a smile and always had the information and answers I was seeking, no matter the subject. I recommend Lara to anyone buying or selling in the Boston area. She is the best!"

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"Loren was incredibly responsive. Through the process we felt nothing would slip through the cracks. We highly recommend her for buying/selling or both."  -Christian E., Boston

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"Finding Lara as our buyers’ agent was probably the single biggest turning point for my fiance and I during our house hunt. From the first day we met her, until the moment we held our new house keys, Lara’s service fell nothing short of 5 stars. It feels worth pointing out that we we encountered plenty of agents in passing along the way, and Lara triulu stands out. She is energetic, reliable, kind and extremely insightful. Walking into any open house with her, we could rest assured that she would point out all the relevant details and ask all the right questions. By the time we found our dream house, my fiance and I felt like pros - and three of us had become so well acquainted we all knew it was “just right.” She then helped us navigate a competitive and fast-paced offer scenario, and was supportive and communicative every step of the way. In this market, we quite literally could not have done it without her."

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"We were so grateful to have a professional at our side. She expertly guided us through our and purchase. We recommend her to all our friends." -Cari C., Needham

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"Working with Lara was an absolute pleasure. As first time buyers, my partner and I looked for over a year starting from a place where we knew absolutely nothing about the home-buying process (especially in a highly competitive market like Boston), what questions to ask, or where to look. Lara guided us through every single aspect of the search, the offer, and the closing process - we needed it! She took the time to explain and educate us on the market and the process in a way that felt approachable and never made us feel like we were asking dumb questions (and trust me, we certainly had plenty of them!) We relied heavily on her expertise in the field and trusted her professional judgement. Lara also has a strong network and was able to provide us with great recommendations on everything from the mortgage, an attorney, and our home inspection. We could not have done this without her and we are so grateful to have had her on our team. I highly recommend working with Lara and know we'll be reaching out when the time comes for house #2, 3, and 4!"

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"A truly great ...Loren knows the market but more importantly she took the time to know us and never stopped working until we were successful." -Rick S. Boston  

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"Loren’s suggestions were invaluable and her professionalism was outstanding. She is the best and an excellent partner in addressing our real estate needs." -John N., Boston

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"Loren was instrumental in negotiations on the of our South End townhouse saving us a large amount of money. She is the most honest and credible realtor I have ever worked with." -Justin S. Boston

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"Loren is extremely knowledgeable about market conditions. She suggested a price 15% higher than another broker & ended up closing above price." -Josh R., Boston 

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"Loren is the reason we were able to find our home in this crazy market. Hiring her will be the best step you make in the entire process!"  -Katherine K., Boston 

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"We were relocating from CA. Loren was sensitive to our needs and always showed loyalty, professionalism, and respect. We'd recommend her to anyone."  -Casey T., Wellesley

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"We found the perfect , right where we wanted to live. Loren was fantastic...and we could not have asked for a better ." -Alex A., Arlington 

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"Loren went above and beyond researching details about the of our condo before we bought it. She completely exceeded our expectations." -Katherine M., Brookline 

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"Loren always had our best interests and we trusted her opinions. She is very knowledgable and worked hard to make the whole process run smoothly." -Laura L., Boston 

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"I can't tell you how great my experience was with Loren... I am a Canadian developer, and Loren helped me with everything. Thank you Loren Larsen!"  -Hugo L., Boston 

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"I don't think another broker without specific experience with divorcing couples could have gotten us through it with such a high degree of success." -Andy G., Newton 

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"From the moment she called I felt represented heard...I was impressed with her and her team and believe she is why we did so well on our ." -Suzanne D., Cambridge 

★★★★★
"Loren blew me away. She understands people going through divorce and selling. I don't think another could have provided the same service." " -Jim M., Cambridge" 

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"Her experience as a divorce attorney gives her an advantage...For anyone going through a divorce, Loren is the only option for selling the home." -Tanya S., Cambridge  

★★★★★
"I let go of my fears and trusted her, and she delivered consistently and impossibly! She is my realtor, and my very good friend, for life." -Natasha T., Boston to Newton

★★★★★
"I have done ~50 RE transactions and...few brokers/agents stood out as providing much value. This changed with Loren. She is a true professional." -Mark L.


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Don’t forget to ask us about:
  • Compass Concierge
  • Working alongside divorce, trusts, and estates attorneys and financial advisors
  • How we support major life transitions
  • Leasebacks
  • Navigating the sale through divorce
  • Supporting International individual and institutional investors with our exclusive and confidential global network
  • Commercial Real Estate services
  • New development sales and marketing
  • Leasing

About Company

Time is the last luxury. Make the most of yours by working with experts that show you all of the options, especially those you never knew possible.

Principals Lara Shuqom and Loren Larsen were among the first agents to open Compass’ Boston office and have worked together since 2016. They launched Company to arm individuals, families, organizations, and investors with strong, ethical, discreet, sophisticated, and solutions-oriented real estate advice. They are consistent leaders in the industry by sales volume, and are often featured and quoted in industry publications. Company has provided more sellers than any other team in New England with the services of Compass's signature program: Compass Concierge.

Lara Shuqom hails from one of the founding families of Massachusetts that includes an author of the Commonwealth’s First Constitution of 1780. Born abroad in the Middle East and raised in Atlanta, Lara returned to her New England roots for business and art education at Simmons University before quickly ascending in Boston as one of the top-earning young agents in both residential and commercial real estate. As a member of the world’s highest-grossing Capital Markets Investment Sales Team and the Equity, Debt, and Structured Finance Group at Cushman & Wakefield, Lara built a portfolio of international individual and institutional investors. Prior to joining Compass, Lara was Founder and CEO of Catalyst Consulting of Boston; a full-service firm representing real estate organizations and residential developments throughout Massachusetts. In 2019, Lara was honored as a “Dynamic Woman of Boston” by Boston Common Magazine and appointed to the Greater Boston Real Estate Board’s Global Council.

Loren Larsen is a top producer at Compass and considered among her clients and the brokerage community as a highly skilled negotiator, driven by ethics and a commitment to thinking outside the box and delivering the best possible results. Before real estate, Loren was a litigation attorney in New York City and Chicago. She is active in several professional groups, leading the Seaport chapter of Provisors NE, and she is on the leadership team of Vesta: Redefining Divorce where she trains realtors throughout MA, RI, and CA on how to best represent divorcing clients. Through her work with Vesta and prior experience with divorce law, Loren developed a key niche representing couples selling during divorce and present on this topic frequently to attorneys and other organizations. Loren has marketed new development projects in Boston and the surrounding areas, and in 2015 she was selected to sit on Compass’ first New Development Council. Loren and her husband are alumnae of Boston University, and they live in Newton with their 3 children.

Pam Gilman views her role as a REALTOR® as that of a consultant. Her job is to help buyers and sellers determine their objectives in engaging an agent, help outline their priorities and develop a strategy for achieving those goals/objectives taking into consideration individual styles and preferences. This tailor-made approach for each and every client is personal and she has found a good basis for developing a working relationship which in most cases lasts for years.

Debby Cohen is a top agent in Massachusetts, with over 30 years of experience and $130+ million in lifetime sales, Debby specializes in the diverse real estate markets of the Greater Boston area. Whether you are interested in buying, selling or relocating, Debby puts her inside market knowledge, her attention to detail and her tech-savvy skills to work to ensure a smooth and successful transaction. Client service is her top priority and Debby’s unparalleled reputation is due to her commitment and dedication to delivering a superior client experience.

Kevin Gehl specializes in the distinct real estate needs of athletes, coaches, and media personalities with his industry knowledge and experience as a professional sports broadcaster, reporter, and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker. Through his connections at Compass, Kevin taps into a nationwide network of elite agents to assist his clients in coast-to-coast relocations including buying, selling, and leasing. Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, Kevin graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, lived and worked in Manhattan, then later called a handful of other real estate markets home; from Detroit to D.C. Kevin lives in Boston and his current work as a play-by-play announcer and sideline reporter airs on NESN and ESPN networks.

O'Brian Joslyn as the real estate market has shifted from print to digital technologies, O’Brian Joslyn is exceeding client's expectations with his online marketing efforts. His unique skill-set and determination to stay ahead of the industry, coupled with his depth of experience and professionalism, his commitment to excellence, and stellar customer service, truly positions him as a force for his clients. Quickly earning such positive notoriety as a leader in his industry, he is consistent in delivering premium service across the board. O'Brian is a trusted member of his community at large and locally. While competing at Boston University and living in MetroWest Boston, O’Brian has local insights and knowledge of the area that gives him and his clients quite an advantage towards making their goals, reality. Being a former D1 athlete, O’Brian understands the amount of hard work, discipline, and dedication it takes to excel at what he does. O’Brian is honored to work with the most prestigious team in Massachusetts “Company,” in one of the most robust markets in the country. He is no stranger to competitive markets or competition, which enables him to be a powerful competitor and real estate agent who provides white-glove service on top of his unmatched negotiation skills. O’Brian is the agent who will get your home sold or help you find the perfect lifestyle home to buy.”



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5 BD
6 BA
10,200 SF
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Brookline, MA 02445

$1,499,000
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3 BA
1,834 SF
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1.5 BA
1,077 SF
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1 BA
748 SF