Who's Who in Boston Residential Real Estate 2022
They offered hundreds of thousands of dollars over the asking price. But was it enough?
CBS Boston | New England Living: Segment 1 | Adding Value | Shulkin Wilk Group
CBS Boston | New England Living: Segment 2 | Latest Real Estate Trends | Shulkin Wilk Group
CBS Boston | New England Living: Segment 3 | Making the Most of Your Space | Shulkin Wilk Group
Boston Herald | Market Bidding Wars
Jared Wilk Group on HGTV | "My Lottery Dream Home"
Boston Agent Magazine | Whos Who 2018
Boston Agent Magazine | Who's Who 2019
WCVB Channel 5 Boston | "Real Estate West of Boston"
Wall Street Journal | Finally, Renters Have Some Pull
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University of Sydney
"Both Jared and Traci helped my family find the first home in the area. They are the dream team to work with, with impressive local knowledge, attention to details, quick response, and great negotiation skills. You can hardly get it wrong by working with two great realtors in this region." - Bo Q.
"We engaged Jared and Traci when our previous broker was not successful selling our Weston home. Even though we set an aggressive price, not once did either of them try to convince us to lower it. They worked tirelessly and had countless showings. At all times both agents, and their fabulous assistant Christine were consummate professionals and very communicative throughout the entire process. Feedback was provided in a timely manner. When there was a glitch in the fire inspection, they went above and beyond in calling the Fire Chief, finding us a professional who could install a hard-wired system in less than one week, and solving a complex problem. They never made me feel like I was a bother even with multiple phone calls and texts. During the process of multiple offers, we felt they always had our back but were highly skilled in negotiations and strategies in handling them. They know everyone and have excellent relationships in the filed. On the buying side, they were quick on their feet to help us secure the next property, even touring a property on our behalf and face timing us when we were out of town. In short, this team is the best I have ever worked with and I would highly recommend them. In fact, I wouldn’t use anyone else." - Carole D.
"We had two recent transactions with The Jared Wilk Group at BMS, sale of our current home and purchase of a new home. From start to finish, we were shepherded through the rather grueling process by experts who really knew the local market, and took the time to get things right. There are several dozen issues that arise when buying and selling a house, some easy to solve and some not. We always felt confident that we were getting good advice from the team, and the fact that they worked as a team made all the difference. There were team members available to help be at the house(s) when we couldn't, and keep us on schedule with the many tasks required. When looking for our new house, Jared took a lot of time to understand our needs and wants and only showed us listings that made sense. With his help, we found our dream home, and also ended up selling our previous home. We couldn't be happier with the outcomes." - John F. in Wayland
"Jared was the seller's agent for the home we recently purchased. He was very accommodating, professional and went above and beyond throughout the whole process." - LeighAnn H. in Weston
"Jared helped my husband and I buy and sell two homes. We loved working with him and would never consider using anyone else. He helped the buying and selling processes go smoothly and alleviated a lot of stress with his knowledge and skilled negotiating." - Chani T. in Newtonville
"Jared Wilk assisted both in the buying of my home 4 years ago and the selling of it recently. I feel so very fortunate to have worked with Jared. He is very well informed and astute regarding the home purchase and sale process. He helped me negotiate the complexities of the purchase initially during a very hot seller's market and, more recently, when I was attempting to sell my home. Jared was always willing to go the extra mile. He took my calls at any time, kept me informed, and helped inform my decisions with expert opinions and analysis. I am very appreciate for the work of Jared and his team, especially Lori. " - Nancy T. in Needham
"Jared and his team did a fantastic job navigating our home purchase. In fact, we bought our home sight unseen; but Jared understood what we were looking for and we trusted his opinion of the home. We couldn't have been more pleased when we actually saw our home. He was incredibly responsive and as a first time home buyer incredibly patient with our never ending questions. Thanks Jared and Lori!" - Corey and Rebecca in Sudbury
"Our family (my husband and I and our adult offspring) has worked with Jared twice as well-- through him were able to locate, bid on, and buy two different properties, the most recent this past month, and cannot be more effusive about the ongoing professionalism, "smarts," advisement, enthusiasm, and outstanding service that went "above and beyond any possible expectation" Jared and his group offered us. As other reviewers have noted Jared is superior in every way-from being analytical to super-supportive. Not only is he and the group great professionals, they are great people. We could not have done this without them, truly. Through the entire process, they were there for us from start to finish; better yet we all have our great senses of humor intact! That's remarkable. --All superlatives have been earned, therefore 5 stars PLUS." - Annette in Somerville
"I've worked with Jared twice now. Once as a buyer, and once as a seller. Jared is personable, down to earth, and I trust his expert opinion. His team is wonderful to work with. Buying and selling homes can be an emotional experience and Lori went above and beyond to make sure the process went smoothly." - Jessica in Needham
"Jared and Lori allowed us to search at our pace, sprang into action when necessary and were on top of both our purchase and sale. Everything went without a hitch. We wouldn't use or recommend anyone else." - Steven and Andy in the South End
"Jared provided us with expert knowledge, up-to-date information, constant availability, thoughtfulness and honesty, superior problem-solving skills, and ongoing emotional support. He is the best!" - Debbie and Alan in Newton
"Jared did a good job from the start assessing our wants and guiding us to houses that fit. When we met Jared we had already been working with two other brokers for about 8 months and had come up empty. So he made it happen when others didn't, and I think it directly correlates with the effort he put in.I also want to thank Lori for all the time she put into this, we would not have found this house without her... literally. We were getting the daily MLS emails with houses that fit our criteria, but for some reason our house wasn't listed in the MLS email. Lori was simultaneously sending us a curated list of houses at least once a week that got closer and closer to a perfect fit as we provided feedback along the way. And then once we did have an accepted offer, Lori was very helpful with organizing contractor visits, providing lists of move-in to-do's, and then finally she gave us a tour of our town that took us from 'happy' about the move to genuinely excited." - Adam in Wayland
"I would highly recommend Jared and Lori and their team. They helped us buy a new home in Wellesley and were very knowledgeable of the local market. I could always reach Jared and he was available any time of day to talk through a potential offer or set up a showing. Jared and his team were a real pleasure to work with through the stressful and exciting experience of buying a new home." - John and Lisa in Wellesley
"I had the pleasure of working with Jared twice within 3 years- in buying and selling. Jared is an experienced, knowledgeable and dependable agent. He was always on top of the game and answered my questions. He made both processes effortless as well as enjoyable experiences with his ongoing emotional support and expertise. Truly the best!" - Margarida in Hyde Park
"Jared and Lori were an incredible team that helped us sell our first home and buy our forever home. They listened, discussed, and ultimately put us in our dream home, a home we never would've thought possible a few years ago." - Becky in Natick
"As a real estate professional (commercial broker/appraiser), I began the home search process skeptical whether hiring a broker would be worthwhile. After navigating the market on my own for several months, I came across Jared Wilk and his team. Jared immediately impressed me with his experience, professionalism and positive attitude. My wife and I made the decision to work with Jared in the search for our first home and looking back, it was the best decision we made. While there are many residential brokers out there that ride the wave of the market and find success without competence, that is undoubtedly not the case with Jared and his team. Jared is not only a very knowledgeable individual with a strong pulse on the market, but he has great relationships with other market participants which will go a long way in successfully completing a transaction. My wife and I could not be happier with the hard work of Jared and his team and I would recommend them to anyone I know. If not for their efforts, we would still be searching." - John in Natick
"Jared and Dave did an outstanding job in selling our home. They developed a good understanding of our situation very quickly and proceeded accordingly. Jared's dedication to his work results in great responsiveness, not only quickly but in a professional, competent manner. We found both Jared and David very easy in terms of communications and were very pleased with the final results. We have a very high regard for Jared and David, and recommend them without reservations of any kind." - Beverly & Keith, Wellesley
"After almost 40 years in our old house we bought and sold a home this last summer. It is a huge job. We worked with an agent Jared Wilk of Benoit Mizner and Simon who I can't say enough good things about. There are all kinds of problems buying and selling and our agent helped us thru all of them and was always there for any question. He and his team were just great and I would more then recommend them to any one buying or selling in the Metrowest area. " - Jolene & Peter, Natick
"Jared is the simply the best. I could end this review with only those six words, and it would encapsulate everything I feel. But in the interest of educating the reader, I'll support that statement. First off, buying a home is incredibly stressful, for even the seasoned buyer. Throw in a first-timer, and it's borderline unbearable. So you need to start with a realtor who is first and foremost a pleasure to work with. Jared is amazing in this regard. He keeps the atmosphere light, is ALWAYS looking out for his clients best interests, and is incredibly supportive through the decision making process. We needed that as my fiance and I had entirely different views of some fundamental house requirements, and Jared would be fair to both our wants, and played facilitator as we talked through our thoughts. I can say with certainty that we are in the perfect house because he truly understood and could articulate what would make us, as a couple, most happy. But aside from incredible interpersonal skills, he knows his craft. From the heating/cooling systems to the house integrity, to potential for improvement, he saw things in a home that never even were in my line of visions. And he was very forthcoming about sharing ideas so that we didn't get caught up in only what was in of our eyes. But the real kicker is his dedication. He was supportive when we backed out at an inspection. He was walking us through the offer process when he literally had had his first child only hours prior. (Please note: he was with his wife at every moment...only when they slept did he pop out). And he was just as excited as we were when we finally knew we found the right home. Please work with Jared. Not for his benefit...but for yours. " - Marc
"I had a very positive experience with Jared. He was very attentive during the home buying process, in addition to being extremely knowledgable of the Boston area real estate market." - Alex
"I am giving Jared Wilk the highest possible recommendation because he is not only effective, smart, and caring, he understands the buying and selling process as a true professional. Unlike other agents my husband and I have worked with, Jared sets up "win-win" situations, so clients who work with him always are at an advantage. Working with him was also fun. I know that sounds odd-- in a field that is essentially rarely even close to "neutral," he is so trustworthy, attuned to your interests and just plain talented-- fun-- is truly what working with him was! Prior to working with Jared, we had worked with two other agents that we had to "part ways" with, as each was apparently concerned with self interest only and would do almost anything to further that interest alone. It's sad to say this is often the case. Even if you have never had a negative relationship with an agent, you should definitely choose this this professional over others, because work with Jared is the surest way to maintain your positive experience! On a rating scale where five stars is the most one can give, I wish it were possible to give more to set him above the rest. My husband and I were both born in the fifties, so we are certainly not new to homebuying; the above high praise was truly earned! " - Annette
"Jared is truly awesome and I extremely critical. We sold our condo in 1 day and got way more than we ever thought we'd get thanks to Jared. What I love most about Jared is he is probably the best people person I know. He can talk both sides off the ledge when things get contentious. He never panics, even when things get crazy and he works 24-7. If you want/need Jared, you will not be waiting long for him to get in touch with you. As your agent, he will also tell you when you are being dumb, in a nice way and you know it isn't because "he just wants the sale." I almost blew my deal over a minor disagreement and Jared correctly told me so before it was too late. I have recommended Jared to several people and they ALL have thanked me up and down for the recommendation." -Ryan
"10/10!! We cannot thank Jared enough for helping up to get our first house in the neighborhood of our dreams. He is an incredible real estate agent with such mannerism, professionalism and knowledge, which is a rare find these days. He and his lovely assistant Lori were always available for us and went out of their ways to protect us for our home wants/desires. The amount of effort Jared put was beyond words could describe. He also gave us great recommendations throughout the process since our home was a brand new construction. We highly recommend Jared to anyone who is looking for a home in the Greater Boston area. Thanks a million Jared & Lori! :D" -Ara & Talish
"Jared had a difficult assignment, as he was selling our rental unit in a co-op building, which is unusual in the Boston area. He was able to work with potential buyers to explain what is involved with a co-op transaction and more importantly he handled the endless paperwork once he located the actual buyer. In addition to the above mentioned, he was able negotiate a great deal for us, in-terms of selling price, closing date, etc. As a bonus he works as part of a 2-man team, so you are never out of the loop if anything happens during the process. We would look forward to using Jared again! " - Andrew
Growing up in a real estate family, Jared learned the timeless core principals of selling and developing real estate, but he also understands the modern tools and tactics. His blend of traditional and outside the box thinking brings a new style and energy to the art of real estate.
Honesty and integrity are two of the defining characteristics of Jared and his worth ethic, which led to his appointment as a Director for the Greater Boston Association of Realtors in 2013. Between GBAR and the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, Jared has served as a Director at the local or state level for every year since. Jared has chaired and vice-chaired various committees, while also proudly serving on the Professional Standards Committee.
Jared’s listings have been showcased throughout statewide media, and he has been interviewed by the likes of The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe and Realtor Magazine, but the most recognizable moments came for Jared as the local real estate expert on HGTV’s “My Lottery Dream Home” and ABC’s “Chronicle.”
Lifelong relationships are something Jared takes a lot of pride in. Having grown up in Newton, not only does he know the area well, but Jared also knows the people in and around the Greater Boston suburbs. Building and sustaining new relationships with clients is a gift Jared thrives for. These days Jared lives in Needham with his wife, Abby, and their two sons Cole and Grayson. If you hike through the Needham Forest, you are likely to find Jared and his dog, Cadbury, in their free time.