Reviews of Charlesgate Realty Group (Real Estate Agency)

867 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

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REVIEWS OF Charlesgate Realty Group IN Massachusetts

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Giulia Fabbri

Omid and I loved working with Shauna. She helped us in finding the perfect apartment when we moved from New York to Boston. She went out of her way to listen to our requests and to assist us while we were far away. Not only she was efficient but also an extremely kind and fun person to work with!

E Corovan

I worked with Charlesgate twice - once to rent an apartment on Mass Ave 3 years ago and then again to buy the condo I currently live at in South End. I was super impressed both times by the way they handled everything. My rental agent showed me things that specifically matched what I wanted and helped me negotiate some things with the landlord to make my move easy. When I went to buy, I have a few hiccups regarding credit and such but they connected me with a lender that helped me work all these things. When I was looking for places, they were super easy to work with and connect around my schedule. They also really went to bat for me with negotiations and walking me through buying my first home (which kinda seemed overwhelming to me!) Since moving in, I have given their name out quite a few times and heard some great feedback from friends.

Abhijeet Kalyan

I had an excellent experience over my 4 years at BostonView apartments, and would highly recommend living there. The location's great and the units are well designed. On the rare instance where maintenance was needed in the apartment, the building management was extremely attentive (special kudos to Sean) and got things sorted out efficiently and quickly.

Darius Bunandar

I had a great experience working with Shauna Porter. She was easy to communicate with, and she helped me navigate the application process for a nice apartment unit in Beacon Hill.

Michael Farina

It was great working with Shauna and moving into Boston View! We couldn't be happier with the way it all worked out.

Pierre Lubini

Henry Mills

I have had less than satisfactory experiences renting apartments/condos, including several agents who didn’t even know where the listing was. Shauna was a breath of fresh air, she was incredibly timely easy to work with and clearly had a passion for what she’s doing. I would recommend her and Charlesgate Realty to anyone. You go Shauna!

Aaron Hinds

My friends recommended Shauna at Charlesgate Realty to me due to their great experience with her and she did not disappoint. Initially I was stressed out by having to rent an apartment in a competitive city from a different state but she made the entire process almost enjoyable. She found the apartments and organized the visit to each of the places and even drove us around to each apartment. Another aspect that I appreciated was her knowledge and perspective on each of the apartments. She gave honest input to the price and quality and gave all of the relevant information about the apartments including the management, location and amenities. I can say she values her clients and I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to buy or rent a place in the Boston area.

Patrick Harper

I have found my last two apartments with Charlesgate Realty. Both experiences have been nothing short of exceptional. My most recent interaction was with Susie Callahan, and she could not have been more helpful. Susie worked with me every step of the way to find a great apartment with in my limited budget that had everything I was looking for. She was very responsive and was quick to set up viewings as I requested them. I found Charlesgate's e-alert system to be extremely helpful as it took the hassle out of searching for a new apartment! I will, with out a doubt, call Charlesgate Realty when I am ready to move again!

Cassie Jenness

I really enjoyed working with Shauna Porter at Charlesgate Realty. She really helped me out and made it easy on my roommates and myself with finding a new place. She definitely makes real estate fun in a professional way by giving back, offering incentives and having fun games/contests for clients to win!

LaKeisha Franklin

Grossly inadequate! Extremely unprofessional. The WORST COMPANY I've ever dealt with!

Anand Geetey

My wife and I moved from Detroit to Boston in Dec-2017, after Christmas. It was already holiday season and the winter was also harsh. This was our first time moving to a new city. We barely knew anyone in Boston. We connected with Shauna Porter through one of her listings. The process of finding an apartment is already hard in months when an academic session is not starting; the search was made difficult further by our changing requirements. First, we wanted to live in downtown but then in the middle of our search; we had to decrease the targeted rent by 20%. Now, we wanted to live close to any station along a certain subway line for a lower rent. Shauna was open and honest about how much value we were getting from our options. Shauna was always there with a new list that matched our new requirements and was ready to show us the properties in harsh winter. We finally liked an apartment after a month of apartment hunting. The paperwork was smooth and fast. We found the service professional and friendly for a couple who newly moved to the city for the first time. We also consider her for our future real-estate investments now. -Anand Geetey

Yi Zhang

Shauna Porter is my agent. This is the second time she helped me on renting out my condo. She is absolutely amazing. Not only she's able to give me 200 more than my asking price, but also find a well-qualified tenant and get everything done in a week, literally. I definitely recommend Shauna. You will be in good hand!

Arnav Mendiratta

Shauna Porter helped us find a home for rent in Boston area when we moved from the west. Not only did she show us great places to consider, but was also friendly and knew the Greater Boston area inside out. She recommended perks as well as pointed out disadvantages of places based on what we were looking for. We had good communication throughout the move and after. Overall, a smooth experience transitioning halfway across the country :)

marcos aguilar

It was a pleasure to meet charlessgate thru shauna i work a lot ours it was difficult for me to get checks and money but she made it so easy for me , so helpfull and easy to work with , she help me as picking up money for the aparment i really recomend charlessgate

Jordan Griffin

Shauna is awesome! We enjoyed working with her so much and we really felt supported while going through the rental process.

Leslie Hoye

I had a great experience working with Shauna at Charlesgate. My roommates and I were looking for a 3 bedroom in the Cambridge area and Shauna was able to help us find the unit that we needed (at a lower realtor cost for us!). She was responsive and helpful in showing us the apartment, filling out the applications, and getting us prepared for move in with the property management company. She even went out of her way to drive us back to our workplace after showing us the unit. Great experience and would recommend!


Shauna from Charlesgate Realty was very fast and efficient! We found exactly what we were looking for on the first try and she was flexible in all aspects to help us get the process going. We are having a great time in our new apartment.

Mandy Helwig

Charlesgate Realty was a great company to work with for our real estate transactions. Shauna Porter helped us buy and sell our townhouse in Boston. She is extremely knowledgeable about the city and passionate about her job, which resulted in expeditious purchase and sale processes. Through discussion, we learned that she is a top rental agent as well. We strongly recommend Shauna and Charlesgate Realty to anyone looking to buy, sell, or rent in the greater Boston area.

Jillian Bourdon

Shauna Porter at Charlesgate Realty Group Boston was such an ubelievable help with finding me a pet friendly apartment for myself, boyfriend and our pup. But was also, all within a few weeks time...such a great help finding my mom and family a place as well when our house sold. She got our applications accepted within the hour and worked with us and the property managers/landlords to work everything out with income also despite some low credit scores. She always gets back right away with all questions and concerns via text, email or by phone. No waiting games or miscommunications with her...she is on top of her game and made the moving process a lot easier on all of us, as finding a place is sometimes the hardest part. I recommend Shauna Porter and Charlesgate Realty 100% and will be going through her for all future moves. Thank you Shauna! :)

Lauren szczygiel

My husband and I worked with Kim Miles when we bought our house 2 years ago. Kim was referred to us by a friend of ours who had just closed on her condo with Kim. I am so glad we followed the referral and wish all the best to Kim and Charlesgate Realty Group!

Giang Phan

I will definitely work with Shauna again, again and again! She was very friendly, reliable and awesome broker to work with. I asked Shauna to help me find an apartment in downtown area with limited budget. She did a great job at getting me a cool flat right in the heart of Beacon Hill within my budget. During the whole process, Shauna was in touch with me the whole time and always sent me links to take a look. She even went to extra miles to make sure that I found a desired place, such as taking me to multiple listings since I didn't have a car.

Joe Gratta

Great company. They really know their stuff and make the buying/renting/selling/marketing process simple. Specifically Kylie McCoy who knows the market inside and out, and is a tremendously dedicated agent. Highly recommend.

William Sanchez

Shauna from Charlesgate Realty was great! Found us exactly what we were looking for on the first try and got us through the process very quickly and painlessly. Our apartment is exactly as expected and have not had any issues at all.

William Sorin

I worked with Susie Callahan and Charlesgate Realty to purchase my condo. Susie was very knowledgeable about the Boston market and generous with her time during the search process. She was available and patient at all hours and contributed especially critical input during the final round of the purchase negotiation. I would recommend Susie to anyone going through a similar search process. Very professional, kind, and helpful.

Erin Daigle

Susie Callahan is an accomplished and intelligent realtor. She dedicated herself to showing us multiple properties over the course of multiple weeks. She is knowledgeable and confident with her listings and provided us with an invaluable experience. I continually recommend Charlesgate and Susie to friends and family in the market and know that she will continue to find success in the industry! We appreciate and thank you for all of your hard work, Susie!

Matthew Frey

I've lived at the Boston View apartments for 4 years and I have nothing but good things to say about the management and staff. First off the location of the building can't be beat. It is walking distance to everything and Bowdoin street is very well shoveled in the winter since it borders the State House. Also if you commute during normal hours you can park right in front of the building in state house parking after 6pm on weekdays and all day on weekends. The staff at the building is very attentive. We've never waited more than a day for a maintenance request. There hasn't really been a problem with things breaking but occasionally an AC unit stops working or a sink gets clogged. After I email the staff I can count on it being resolved when I get back from work. Charlesgate management is always doing things to make the building and units nicer. Last year they replaced the carpet in our unit with much nicer laminate flooring that made our apartment look so much better. All for free and completely finished in one day! We've loved our time at Boston View and would recommend living here to anyone.

Virginia Walker

zeroooo review deserves no stars , No communication they ignore people like we are no one they lie to tenants they don't comply with what they need to at all. They charge you money they they'll take months doing whatever needs to be done not fair! The worst of the worst .nightmare!

Catherine Ferroni

Zero star rating. In less than 1 year in a 1 bedroom Beacon Hill apt I experienced: mice & cockroaches in unit, rats in basement where laundry was located, hole in basement door they never fixed when the rat issue was rose, bathroom tiles fell apart, soap holder fell off the shower wall while I was in it, gas leak in oven, packages opened and stolen from mail room, hot water and heat was broken for 4 months during the winter (would got 10 hours without not heat/hot water at least 1-2 days a week), tenants had a brawl on the first floor outside my unit and threw glass, cops came-- glass never cleaned up, trash wast left in basement and having a front door by the basement door was disgusting. All in all, I emailed the property manager with a new complaint EVERY week. It took months if something would be fixed. Mostly received a BS response with no action. Realtor also left the door unlocked. I shouldn't have to email a reminder to lock my front door... The company changed the front door lock and gave tenants about 36 hours to go to their Bolyston office between 9 -5pm on a Monday and the locks were changed the next Tuesday. Zero consideration for any tenants having to work, be out of town etc. Terrible, terrible, terrible company.

Angel Fernandez Amores

I was stressed about finding an apartment in Boston, without actually being in the city as I was physically in Spain. Shauna Porter with Charlesgate Realty was extremely helpful and accomodating, even offering to send me 'video visits' of the apartment I was interested in. Super helpful and quick to respond to emails and texts, highly recommend her help if you are planning to move to Boston!

Alexandra Marcello

I have been exploring the option of moving to the city and wss unsure of exactly what I wanted. kylie McKoy was able to pin point exactly what type of place and location would be perfect for my wants and needs. kylie was extremely knowledgeable, easy to access and overall a wonderful choice!


I wish it were possible to give 0 stars. Please take these reviews seriously. I along with several other neighbors have been subject to ridiculous bills, lack of responsiveness, and what appears to be sheer apathy of this company. It feels like a sloppy attempt at luxury housing. My apartment even had crevices unpatched. Some tenants have reported concerns of rodents. Tenants are paying top dollar for what appears to be low quality. Do not be enticed by the model units. As with any apartment search, ask residents about their experience and make sure they are really residents! None of us that are experiencing cold nights or inflated bills will lead you astray. Also, ask about resident retention. Residents have mentioned how they are breaking their leases. It is sad to experience this and hear how dissatisfied others are too! Learn from the mistakes of others. Be a smart consumer.

qunyan yu

My apartment has stayed on the market for 3 months for rental and nothing happened. After switched to Shauna, it was rent out in a short time! . Shauna worked around clock and always got back to us immediately whenever we have questions, even in the late night, nice communication and efficiency! ! She is very responsible person. she deserves 5 stars! I will recommend her to my friends if possible. Thanks Shauna!

Elizabeth Ashley

Shauna was super efficient and amazing helping with a relocation from another city. She sent very helpful videos of the apartments and was on top of all of the paperwork. She was also very honest throughout the process and was the best broker we dealt with in Boston. Highly recommend!

susan gould

Jon Kumin is a great realtor with Charlesgate Realty Group in Boston. Jon provided thorough research before I even landed in Boston on condos for me to look at in my search. He spent the whole day with me showing properties that were right on target for what we were looking for and assisted us with buying a fabulous property in Back Bay. He is a local Boston guy—-so knows the various neighborhoods and streets. He is smart and patient and helped us every step of the way with our purchase.

Pasquale Eckert

Day 1 of our $2600/mo rental, our apartment had a gas leak and was not cleaned prior to our move in. (read: trash and slime all over). Charlesgate Realty Group (CGR) was unresponsive. We had to call National Grid to shut off the gas leak. CGR declared they fixed the problem and turned the gas (and leak) on 3 days later. The issue took CGR 22 days to fix which left us without gas and unable to cook for over three weeks. Be on the look out for the realtors all vacationing on September 2nd. Other issues upon move in included malfunctioning A/C, kitchen faucet, and dishwasher. CGR was unresponsive to email, calls, and texts. They ignored all communication. It wasn't until our lawyer got involved and we threatened to report CGR to Boston Board of Health that the group addressed the issues. We will be moving out when this one year lease terminates. I would highly recommend NOT living under CGR and instead living with GTI, Greater Metro RE or another realty group in the city.

Jackie McCoy

Kylie M. with Charlesgate Realty made my experience for looking for a place so much easier Her flexibility to be available whenever I needed made it so I could schedule viewings around my schedule. I found her professionalism and genuine care for what I needed made me feel like I wasn't just another renter looking for an apartment. Kylies standards are above and beyond any other person I have worked with in the industry!

Tom Hanrahan

My roommates and I worked with Shauna throughout our entire apartment searching process. Shauna was extremely personable and helped us find an apartment in Cambridge that had everything we asked for. She followed up throughout the application process and everything was completed in 24 hours. Even after we found the apartment, she has continued to stay in touch and offers to help with any concerns. A great company to work with if you are looking to rent in the Boston area.

Sloane O'Neill

When we relocated to Boston from Colorado this past year, we were unable to see places in person and had to do everything remotely. Thankfully we found Shauna Porter at Charlesgate Realty who was a total lifesaver and fantastic advocate for us through the rental process. From the second we started communicating with her, she was dedicated to finding us a place; she was timely in her responses, hardworking, kind, and trustworthy. She made everything so easy for us and found us a great rental in Somerville that we love. We also referred a friend to her, and she gave a us a very nice referral check! We will be staying in touch and recommend Shauna to anyone looking to rent, buy, or sell in/around Boston.

Raymond Murphy

HORRIBLE!!!! Do not trust a word they say. Worst and most unprofessional company I have ever dealt with.

Colleen S.

I had a great experience working with Shauna Porter at Charlesgate. She was very responsive, helpful, and ultimately made sure I got the apartment I wanted. She knew the apartment building well and had great insight on living there. Both her and the BostonView management were very easy to work with, incredibly responsive, and continue to be helpful. Would definitely recommend and work with Shauna and Charlesgate in the future.

kenny hume

I did some work for them.

Tristan Elias

Shauna found my girlfriend and I an amazing Beacon Hill apartment and was very kind and helpful throughout the whole application process. We’re so glad we reached out to her to help with the apartment hunt!

Isabella Bua

After what felt like decades of trying to find a decent apartment in Boston, I was delighted to be contacted by Shauna Porter. Although the apartment I was originally interested in did not allow students, she was happy to go out of her way and find a building that worked for me. Most agents in Boston that I had previously contacted were not interested in working with me because I was moving from out of state, however for Shauna it was no problem. 10/10 would recommend if you’re looking to rent in Boston!

Tricia DeYoung

If there was a zero star option.. I would pick it. Charlesgate and the representative, James Brault, was by far the worst property management that I have worked with to handle a rental With NUMEROUS complaints over a rodent issue in our Dorchester home, James failed to extensively take care of the issue...until we were in the last month of our lease and new tenants were needed. The complaints were filed originally in November, and were not taken seriously until May. When a pest control employee told me the next steps would involve the pest control employee needing a maintenance representative from Charlesgate available next time, I let James know...multiple times...and not once was someone sent so that the job could be done properly. At points pest control employees would show up with NO given notice. The pest control employee was not surprised we weren’t informed. He even stated that Charlesgate did not want to spend money on more expensive equipment to ensure the rodents were gone from the home. During one of the windiest nights in January, one of our windows blew out in the middle of the night, leaving the downstairs unbearable to be in-it was below freezing. James lacked to communicate on when we would actually be recieving a new window installment. Seeing as we, as tenants, were overpaying for gas heat, to ensure comfortable living conditions, you would think he would have expedited the process instead of solving it with taping over the window. Something I could have easily done myself. When a representative came to tape up the window, he noticed our heaters were producing too much steam. His solution? Tape and putting it on the list of repairs. He was also kind enough to let me know that this extensive steam could cause mold issues. Something that occured in the master bedroom upstairs in a previous winter while my roommate first started living there. But still.. left unfixed. We requested a statement on what needed to be done for a full return of our security deposit. Our email was ignored- no reason as to why. Not until Mid-June did James answer explaining we needed to send an new address to recieve the payment. Almost a month to answer, after another email was sent...not surprised. A major part of us choosing not to resign our lease was directly connected to the fact that the management company lacked on taking care of us, their tenants. We were not complaining about the lack of care our landlord had in regards to the cosmetics of our house. Our issues were genuine and Charlesgate was minimally caring or responsive.


Charlesgate Reatly Group and property management team for the Boston View apartments have been quick to respond to question & concerns. Shauna Porter with Charlesgate Realty showed us the Boston View Apts (in early July 2018) and quickly worked with us to apply for the apartment (move in date Sept 2018). Maintenance request have been completed with in a business day or 2. The property management team has been very communicative on updates on renovations with in the building.

Caroline Boswell

Unprofessional. Totally dissatisfied. Went with another realtor who was 1000 times better. Would NEVER recommend them. I would give zero stars if it was possible. Stay away!!!

Phil Lospinuso

My roommates and I worked with Shauna to find a 4 BR that was pet friendly in a specific area in Cambridge - she was amazing from the get go! She took all the stress out of the search, providing us with multiple options that fit or might fit what we were looking for. This was a stressful search for me as it was my first year searching for an apartment with my new dog - but her professionalism, constant communication, open dialogue, and tireless efforts took all of the stress out of the search for us - we found our perfect place within two weeks! She had answers for any question we could think of, knew plenty about the building, property manager, and area - I honestly could not have asked for an easier and more pleasant experience (and I hate moving and apartment searching!). Would highly recommend Shauna to anyone using Charlesgate Realty - you won't be disappointed! Thanks for everything, Shauna!

Ryan Chevy

The girl named Scarlett there ripped me off

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