Featured in a Boston Globe article about the local, competitive real estate market, Ed Greable is a trusted and experienced Realtor to sellers, buyers and investors alike. Greable began his real estate career in 2002 because he loves helping people find their dream homes. In his own words, “I love being my clients’ guide through arguably the most important purchases they will ever make. I actually enjoy what I do and don’t look at it as a job. The biggest thing that sets me apart is that I don’t look at a home purchase as a transaction. I look at it as a relationship — one that lasts a lifetime.”
His reputation for impeccable service, honest sensibility and extensive market knowledge has made him one of the top rated agents on Yelpin the Boston Metro area. He currently serves as Vice-President of Keller Williams Realty in Cambridge. Greable’s been described by past clients as an “invaluable resource”, “extremely patient”, “the best out there” and “a true gem in his field.”
Committed not only to the real estate market but to the community he serves, Greable serves as Vice-President of the Cambridge Community of Real Estate Professionals, a non-profit dedicated to improving the standards of real estate practice and the level of professionalism while also helping raise awareness and charitable funds for homelessness. He was chosen as a representative on the Agent Leadership Council at Keller Williams Realty where he serves as Education Chairperson.
A graduate of Clark University, Greable was born in Des Moines, raised in Maine and currently lives in Arlington with his wife and three kids.
‟Okay, this review has been a long time coming. Ed represented us twice, once when we didn't end up buying, and once when we did. His advice was good, and he made the experience as easy as it could be. On the first occasion that we were house hunting, Ed did most of the groundwork. I was flying back and forth from California, and needed someone t … o get inside and judge the houses for me. Circumstances took us out of the housing market, but Ed did a great job. He knew the neighborhoods well and pointed out the ups and downs of the houses. The second time, we were already renting in the area, and we did a lot of research by ourselves to find the place. Once we found the place we wanted, we brought Ed on to help us seal the deal. He found comps, recommended an excellent mortgage agent, worked with our attorney, got contractors to fix things for the bank and helped us deal with a a miserable set of sellers who delayed closing and literally ripped out parts of the house that they wanted to keep as memorabilia. He did everything right, and was a real help through the entire experience” Read More ▾
‟Ed came highly recommended to us by good friends. We gave him a shot and we knew right away that we wanted him on our side. My husband and I changed our minds on where we wanted to buy every other day. Ed was so patient with us. He figured out exactly what we wanted after a couple of visits with him. We looked at houses every weekend for a month or … so. He was always willing to work with our schedule. When we found the house we wanted, Ed made the process a breeze” Read More ▾
‟Ed is awesome - His knowledge of the area and experience makes him a necessity. He understands what obstacles and concerns first time buyers experience and is able to hand hold them throughout the process with ease. I highly recommended Ed's real estate services for buyers and sellers.”
‟As first-time homebuyers, we were uncertain about what we were looking for and nervous about finding the right people to work with. Working with Ed assuaged our fears as he patiently led us through the process of finding a home. When we found a house that was perfect for us, he moved quickly and skillfully to ensure that our offer was accepted. At … no point did we feel rushed or pressured. We were lucky to find Ed and would recommend him to anybody” Read More ▾
‟My husband Brian and I had a wonderful experience working with Ed. He's personable, and incredibly honest. As first time home buyers, we didn't necessarily have a knack for looking at the details. There were many instances in which Ed informed us a house we were considering was not the best choice. He often pointed out things that would need to be … fixed and actually disagreed with our decision at first to make an offer on a house. Clearly his sixth sense was correct, as the sellers didn't accept our offer at first. We offered a great deal over asking price too. A week later, we found the sweetest colonial that we will be moving into at the end of August. Once our 2nd offer was accepted, the sellers from the first house came back to us and were hoping we might still be interested. We felt so lucky to have two house options to choose from in this market. We trusted Ed's judgment throughout the process, and actually found a house within 2 months of looking! Not to mention, because of Ed, we were featured on the front cover of the Boston Globe's June 11, 2013 issue. His suggestion to write a personal note to the family who owned the house clearly made all the difference. Ed always made himself available to us, late at night or early am. There were many times where I would ask him questions that were most likely out of left field, and he never made me feel like my question wasn't valid. Ed is very resourceful, and I find myself continuing to reach out to him to find professionals in the area to support us through the home buying process, as well as assist me with my taxes. We look forward to staying connected to Ed, and plan on inviting him to our housewarming. My husband has even mentioned that he would like for them to be friends. That's just the kind of guy Ed is” Read More ▾
‟I just closed on my first condo yesterday (I’m officially an adult)! I didn’t start with Ed, but I am glad I ended up finding him via Yelp. He was very low pressure and honest about every one of the (what seemed like) hundreds of properties we looked at. Knowing I was a first time home buyer he was patient and explained every little detail from A t … o Z while offering objective suggestions. I’ve told just about everyone that will listen about Ed and how pleasant the experience was…I just hope my friends listen! I hate hearing about people who have had let downs or feel like the person isn’t working ‘for’ them. Ed goes above and beyond on everything! He even came to my closing and sat in a hot room with no AC while I signed/initialed over and over (again, what seemed like hundreds of times). One thing I can’t stress enough is how flexible and patient he is. I work nights so would ask that Ed only call me between certain hours unless a dream house hit the market. When my bank was dragging their feet with a mass housing loan…he suggested his friend who was a financial Speedy Gonzales and nailed everything down quickly and was also always available/patient! I could go on and on, but really just wanted to write more than just “he’s great” as a review. I am giving him all five stars here before I go and see if he has an account on angieslist… I found Ed via Yelp, if you’re reading this I’m guessing you’re in the market. Trust me, you will not be disappointed! So send him an email and meet, what’s the worst that can happen?! Also, protip: there’s always street parking behind their office if you have a Cambridge sticker” Read More ▾
‟Ed is, to put it simply, the best. My husband and I sought Ed out after finding him on Yelp. We were first time home-buyers, and we had been looking on and off for a home for a few years. We were also dealing in a competitive market and price point. Ed was fantastic to work with - he found us lots of options, and really payed attention to what we l … iked. He gave us honest feedback about the properties we looked at, and really kept us from feeling desperate - he was always confident and clear that we'd find a home at a price that worked for us and one that we loved. And we did! Within two months of starting to work with Ed, we closed on our very first condo. We absolutely love it. We can't appreciate enough Ed's knowledge, recommendations, professionalism, patience, availability and sense of humor. He made a such huge difference for us. If you are looking for an agent, please, please don't hesitate to contact Ed! He has our highest recommendation and gratitude” Read More ▾
‟Ed was our agent both when we bought and sold our house in Watertown. He's a great guy and consistently on top of things. We got a great deal on our house and when we had to sell (moving out of state) a year later, he stepped up to the plate and we were able to sell our house with a significant profit and in less than a week on the market. If you'r … e looking for a hard working and nice guy, look no further. And really, how many truly nice guys are there among real estate agents? Not that many” Read More ▾
‟It's really hard to find a great Realtor. Ed Greable is the best out there. In the housing frenzy of the mid-2000s everyone and their brother got into real estate. I was in a bar where the bar tender was moonlighting as a mortgage broker and signing loans for people while serving them drinks. It was bad. Today the market has cooled considerably but … there are still a lot of amateurs out there. It's hard to find someone in this field that is a true professional, that has the right contacts, and who actually brings value to your transaction. As a recent transplant to Massachusetts, in December of 2009 I started looking for a Realtor to buy a home in the Somerville / Medford area. I interviewed a lot of Realtors in the area and each of them felt "salesy" and slimy or inexperienced. And then I met Ed. He was very cool and calm, not aggressive, he listened and seemed to understand what I was looking for. He asked all of the right questions. When I told him I thought I would like to work with him, he didn't require an exclusivity contract like so many Realtors do. He felt his results would speak for themselves and we had a gentlemen's agreement. Ed immediately started showing me properties that met my criteria. He never tried to push me into a deal but he was also very straightforward about telling me how quickly (or slowly) he thought a particular property would sell for. He was very accurate with how much over or under asking price he thought a property would sell for. After a couple of months of looking for just the right place, we found it. Ed brought me to this property the day it hit the market. We were the first to make an offer in a pretty competitive space. Ed negotiated the deal throughout and managed to save me many thousands of dollars and did so in a professional manner where the seller felt like they were getting a fair deal and I felt like I was saving money. Further evidence of Ed's commitment to his client, me, was the fact that he actually made less money on the commission of this particular property than he could have made on others, but he knew this was the right property for me. As we got into the Escrow process, Ed's experience and professionalism continued to lend themselves to a great transaction; he suggested a great inspector, he got me in touch with a fantastic mortgage broker, he introduced me to the FHA 203k Program (a federally-insured rehabilitation loan program that I wouldn't have otherwise known about), he introduced me to a very experienced real estate attorney (who ended up saving me quite a bit of money in the Purchase & Sale agreement wording) and the many other people that required to make for a positive real estate transaction. This is where you get the most value from a great Realtor; finding the right home is important, structuring the best offer is important... but having the contacts to make the whole purchase process and subsequent ownership a smooth ride, that is what matters the most. This is an area where Ed excels. I will definitely work with Ed again in the future and I recommend him to all of my friends. He's a nice man and he's your best ally in a complicated and rapidly changing real estate market” Read More ▾
‟I first found Ed through Yelp and after seeing the reviews I thought I'd give him a shot. I'm glad I did. He is the best real estate agent I've worked with. He is professional, extremely knowledge, always available, and not afraid to talk straight. I don't know how he does it, but like the other Yelpers have said, he makes you feel like you are his … only client. He also has a great team around him that make the home buying process a breeze. I was able to buy the 2 family home I was looking for in just two months despite being in a highly competitive sellers' market. No way could I have done it without him. Honestly can't say enough good things about Ed and will definitely be working with him again in the future” Read More ▾