Meet the Max Dublin Team
MAX DUBLIN | A native of Cambridge, growing up near Fresh Pond in the heart of Huron Village. He has intimate knowledge of the city and can add both insight and a local perspective based on having spent the better part of his life in the area. He grew up going to both private and public schools in Cambridge and later returned to receive his undergraduate degree from Lesley University.
Max ventured into real estate shortly after buying his first home and becoming intrigued with the idea of being something different than your average Realtor. After a first hand experience of meeting numerous people in the industry that did not impress him, he felt there was a need for more good agents and there was certainly a place for a person like him in real estate. He has quickly become an incredibly successful agent over the last ten years and a favorite for other brokers to work with. Over the last four years he sold 155 properties with a gross sales volume of over $100M. He attributes his success not only to hard work but also taking time to connect with his clients and make sure they know he is working for them.
He has worked with a variety of clients, including first time home buyers, where he draws on his background in teaching to make sure that all parts of the transaction are fully understood. He takes the time to go through all of the details from start to finish in order ensuring that his clients understand everything they are agreeing to before signing anything. He also enjoys working with sellers, where his professionalism and attention ensure that all aspects of the home selling process go as smoothly as possible.
Before working in residential real estate, Max was an elementary school teacher with 5th & 6th grade students. As a teacher his patience and his ability enabled him to work with a variety of personalities. He has brought these people skills to his career in real estate and takes pride and gratification in helping people work through what can be a difficult and challenging process. He resides in East Arlington and when he is not working, enjoys spending time with his wife and three young sons as well as playing golf and basketball.
ELIZABETH HAYES | After representing homebuyers, sellers and mortgage lenders as an attorney, Elizabeth decided that her desire to help people, her passion for interior design, and her legal background were tailor-made for the dynamics of the ever-vibrant real estate market in the Cambridge and Boston area. In the past 10+ years, she has developed a deep well of knowledge that she employs to ensure her clients are as well-informed as possible about the entire real estate process and the nuances of the local market. Elizabeth works hard to merit the trust her clients and colleagues place in her and she strives to ensure that each transaction is as seamless as possible in this very competitive market. She has a reputation for negotiating with tenacity, tact and good humor, skills she honed while serving as a Boston Assistant District Attorney. And after having renovated and decorated a number of properties, Elizabeth loves helping her clients envision how they might bring out the best in the home they are contemplating buying.Elizabeth is a graduate of Indiana University. She also lived in Paris and Strasbourg, France and is fluent in French. She lives in Watertown with her husband, Chris and her Australian Terrier, Hank – and when not thinking and dreaming about all things related to real estate, she enjoys cooking, gardening and antiquing!
ALI CHOUCRI | A Boston resident since 2013, Ali Choucri was born in New York and raised in Cairo, Egypt. Ali comes from a family with a wealth of experience in real estate, finance and the service industry. He has worked with a wide range of clients including institutional investors; first time home buyers, and commercial tenants. He maintains a strong network of overseas investors and acts as facilitator on large alternative asset class investments. Above all, Ali values his relationships with his clients and takes pride in being an agent whom his clientele and colleagues can put their trust and faith in. In every transaction, he demonstrates responsiveness and loyalty, and tenacity and employs keen analytical skills and an intimate understanding of what makes each distinct real estate niche so special. Before working in Real Estate, Ali jump started a highly successful financial career as an analyst on the investment banking real estate team at Morgan Stanley. He subsequently employed the knowledge he acquired at Morgan Stanley in an investment-banking role in Egypt. Inspired by the benevolence of his father, Ali donates a percentage of his commissions to a local children’s charity in Boston and partakes in various volunteering initiatives each year. He is a board member of the Shefaa Cancer Foundation in Egypt and a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, Massachusetts Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, exercising, traveling, and playing guitar. His clients appreciate his fluency in English and Arabic and his conversational proficiency in French.
SARAH NASTASIA | Having worked with top real estate agents for several years now, Sarah specializes in making the most complex transactions run smoothly. By drawing on her ability to organize and fluency in all phases of residential real estate transactions, she can manage the fine details associated with what is an intricate process.
With a degree in architecture and several residential projects under her belt, Sarah offers a unique eye for seeing a property’s potential. This skill becomes essential when assisting both sellers with the preparation for the home as well as working with buyers to help provide a vision for what spaces could become.
Raised in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, Sarah married her college sweetheart and moved to his hometown, where she has lived for almost 20 years. There they designed and managed the major renovation of an old family home, where they currently reside with their daughter. She is also an amateur sailor on her sixteen-foot Catamaran and dreams of learning to golf some day.
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