Hillman Homes
Rachel Foy

Rachel Foy

Broker/Owner, Realtor, ABE, CRS, SRES
(617) 930-5665
[email protected]
hillmanfoy.com

About

 

Purchasing a home is one of the single most important investments in your life. After a terrible experience of buying my first home, I knew there had to be a better way to take care of clients through the stressful process! In 2002, I ran to get my real estate license and knew I found the perfect career for me.  Then, in 2013, Hillman Homes was launched, a boutique firm that takes care of all the aspects of the real estate transaction, from beginning to end! Our team has a passion for real estate and is dedicated to taking care of our clients for sales, rentals, investments, renovation and property management needs.

A little about me: I was raised smack in the middle of New York City. After college at the University of Vermont, I moved to Massachusetts and never want to leave. I became a full-time Realtor in 2002 and can sincerely say that I love my job. My business is over 90% referrals, which demonstrates that I put my clients FIRST! My past jobs in management and obtaining my MBA at Babson College has been instrumental for strong negotiating and customer service skills.  

I appreciate working with all buyers and sellers, but specialize in first-time buyers/sellers, relocation & investors/developers. In addition, the Hillman Homes team has agents that support all areas in Massachusetts & Southern New Hampshire, rentals, and even a Chinese division to support our international clientele. We cover many towns to help our clients find the right house at the best possible price. 

In addition, I also have been involved in development, so I understand what to look for in home inspections and the costs of home improvements. With my expertise and guidance in the home buying and selling process, I can help find the most appropriate home for you. You can be assured that an experienced real estate professional is working with your interests in mind.   

Real Estate Memberships:

  • REALTOR®
  • REBAC, Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council
  • Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) 
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) 
  • Greater Boston Real Estate Board
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Massachusetts Association of Realtors

Education & Certification:

  • MBA in Entrepreneurship - Babson College
  • BA in Economics - University of Vermont
  • Broker’s Real Estate License, MA & NY
  • Notary- Massachusetts

Community Involvement:

  • Newton/Needham Chamber of Commerce- Board member and past Chair (2016 & 2017)
  • Chamber Committees- Real Estate Committee, Governance, & Finance
  • BNI Newell Chapter- President
  • Babson College- President’s Society
  • A portion of every sale goes to a non-profit organization that helps fight homelessness

Business Experience (Prior to Real Estate):

  • Manager, Fidelity Investments Advisor Division
  • Business Consultant, Belgian Chocolate Importer
  • Retail Manager, The GAP

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have. Remember to sign up to receive free daily email updates so that you can view all available properties.  We look forward to working with you!

Sincerely,

Rachel.

My Listings
Sold Listings
$2,200
Condo
6 Bristol St #3
Rented
Cambridge, MA 02141
Brokerage: Hillman Homes
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
1Beds
1Bath
$2,950
Townhouse
24 Jericho Road #24
Rented
Weston, MA 02493
Brokerage: Hillman Homes
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
2Beds
2Baths
$555,000
Single Family
52 Grimshaw St
Sold
Malden, MA 02148
Brokerage: Hillman Homes
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
1Bath
$745,000
Condo
300 Allston St #316
Sold
Boston, MA 02135
Brokerage: Hillman Homes
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
2Beds
2Baths
$415,000
Condo
71 Neponset Ave #2
Sold
Boston, MA 02136
Brokerage: Hillman Homes
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
2Beds
2Baths
$740,000
Multifamily
8 Falmouth Rd
Sold
Waltham, MA 02453
Brokerage: Hillman Homes
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
4Beds
2Baths
$555,000
Single Family
19 Bell Rock St
Sold
Malden, MA 02148
Brokerage: Hillman Homes
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
5Beds
2Baths
$825,000
Single Family
5 Arbor Rd
Sold
Newton, MA 02465
Brokerage: Hillman Homes
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
3Baths
$2,500
Condo
52 Highland Avenue #52
Rented
Everett, MA 02149
Brokerage: Hillman Homes
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
1Bath
$420,000
Single Family
21 Audubon Rd
Sold
Framingham, MA 01701
Brokerage: Hillman Homes
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
2Baths
$360,000
Condo
173 Newton St #2
Sold
Waltham, MA 02453
Brokerage: Hillman Homes
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
1Beds
1Bath
$3,000
Townhouse
621 Revere Beach Pkwy #621
Rented
Revere, MA 02151
Brokerage: Hillman Homes
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
3Baths
What Clients Are Saying

The thing to understand about your real estate agent is that it’s like a marriage. The question is not how they will respond the next day, it’s how they will respond to the 100th, or the 200th telephone call. Rachel Hillman Foy wears well on you. She is always professional and always friendly. She always returns calls quickly. She has a wealth of knowledge. I enjoy my contacts with her. And frankly, I haven’t always been the easiest client. I think you will find she’s an excellent choice for your real estate broker. 

Jim, Buyer Client, July 2020

Rachel was our agent for a purchase of a house and sale of our condo. She is very knowledgeable, patient, and has a great team working with her. Her expertise helped us to land the home we wanted and sell our condo very fast and over asking, allowing us to close on the same day. We would recommend her to others.

Arlene and Nathan, Seller and Buyer clients, Sept 2019

I relocated to Massachusetts for a new job and was in a rush to find a home for myself and my two dogs. Rachel is super friendly and was a great help through the process. She provided valuable advice on each home we looked at. When I selected a home, the sellers were a little tricky to deal with, but Rachel handled it in stride. If I ever need a realtor in Massachusetts again, I won't hesitate to use Rachel again.

Nicoli, Buyer Client, May 2019

Rachel was absolutely phenomenal to work with. She took the time to explain everything to us as we moved through the process to the point where we felt incredibly informed and secure in every decision. She went above and beyond to anticipate our needs and make the process as seamless as possible. She is warm, personable and incredibly knowledgeable. We trusted her completely and recommend her highly. Working with Rachel was the best experience with a realtor we have ever had. Don't think twice about working with her-you won't regret it and will be served well.

Rose, Seller Client, Feb 2019

Rachel helped friends of ours find their home. We had just moved to Boston and didn't know anything about the different areas, so Rachel certainly shepherded us along and let us know what areas would work with our budget. It took some patience, but we did find a home we liked and Rachel really helped us with the buying process. She did lots of work behind the scenes to "grease the wheels" with the other parties and even wrote us a letter of support to include in our offer. Throughout the process, Rachel was quick to respond to emails, easy to get in-touch with, and just generally a pleasant and knowledgeable person to work with. I would certainly recommend her services to anyone looking for a realtor.

Linnea, Buyer client, April 2018

From beginning to end, the experience of selling this home was excellent.
Rachel was very friendly, helpful and professional.
The intrusion into my life during the sale was minimal, to say the least.
I was kept informed of all needs and developments in a timely manner, through email, phone and text messaging.

I would highly recommend Rachel Hillman Foy and Hillman Homes to anyone looking for an outstanding Realtor.

Mike, Seller Client, May 2017

Rachel is wonderful I can't even put into words how easy she made it to sell my house. I inherited the property from a family member. The property itself needed a lot of work prior to going on the market. Things like fresh paint, upgrade of the electrical, re-do of wood floors. Rachel did a walk thru of the house itself she suggested what needed to be done. I followed her instruction and had one open house. Which brought in 23 offers. The rest is history! Thanks again Rachel!!

Felice, Seller Client, April 2017

Unlike other agents, Rachel withheld any opinion on anticipated price ranges until she had seen the home and its environs. Of course she used comps as guidance, however she took into account the condition of the home, and how it presents to a prospective buyer before making a recommendation. 

Rachel was always amazingly available for questions, and very responsive with answers. She never "left us hanging". It was obvious that she understands the psychological side of selling. 
We are very happy with the outcome, and Rachel is always welcome in our home, now as a new friend, not just as a professional contact.
John, Client, Seller, Nov 2016

It is imortant to feel a connection and comfortable with my broker......and did, with Rachel. 

She kept me informed, counseled about selling price, held my hand when necessary.....and could explain things clearly.

I would use Rachel Hillman and Hillman Homes again......and would highly recommend her agency to anyone selling....or buying.....a property.

Sydney, Client, Seller, Nov 2016

Rachel was wonderful all the way through the process, and then some. Having never purchased a home before I was very overwhelmed and found the process to be pretty stressful, but she was an amazing help and source of information and I can't imagine what it would have been like having to go through this process without her. She knew everything I wasn't sure about, was quick to respond to any questions and made sure everything went smoothly. She has tons of contacts: floors, electricians, cleaners, movers, you name it, she'll hook you up. She makes the process so much easier and really went above and beyond to help me through this. I really can't say enough good things about Rachel, I highly recommend anyone considering buying a home to use her services. She actually needs a mug that says #1 Realtor because it would be true. Come to think of it, maybe I will get her one.

Josh, Buyer Client, June 2015

I had the opportunity to work with Rachel after 2 very bad real estate agent experiences so, to say that I was wary of working with another agent was a gross understatement. I was referred to Rachel through my assistant whom I trust implicitly. To my surprise and great relief, Rachel was simply AMAZING! In short, Rachel gets the concept of expert professional service to her clients, FOR her clients. What's more, she didn't just disappear after the sale was complete. I have wanted her input on issues since, and she is every bit as responsive, patient and professional as she was on day one with me. I am beyond happy with my whole experience with her.

Roger, Buyer Client, Oct 2019

Rachel got to work fast and leveraged market conditions within the greater area as well in our specific association to maximize our price potential. She made herself constantly available at all hours and took immediate action at every challenge with high competence. We got over asking price and set the market benchmark for all sales in this property (of nearly 100 condo units). Rachel was also very proactive, friendly and approachable and made this experience stress-free even when dealing with complexities from the buyer side that would have added major slow-downs and headaches with many other brokers - but Rachel took the lumps, kept us in the loop and made sure the closing happened right on time as promised. Great experience - highly recommend.

Ari and Svetlana, Seller clients, June 2019

I met with Rachel before putting the house on the market and we came up with an invaluable list of "do's" and "don't even bother's" with regards to home improvements. Rachel's guidance helped my husband and I to focus on the improvements that were necessary, and forget about projects that the new owners might want to take on themselves. The place sold in like four days!! Can't say enough nice things :) Lovely people to work with!

Lauren and Ian, Seller Clients, March 2019

Rachel was referred to us in early 2017 by our architect as we debated whether to renovate our small Cape house in Newton or continue the search for a ‘newer’ home in Newton which we had been doing off and on for several years. Rachel listened to what we wanted and unlike other agents did not blast us with whatever homes came on the market but only those that truly fit our criteria and budget. Just as our renovation plans were being completed, Rachel pointed us to a newer home that came on the market and fit all of our criteria. She stood with us throughout the negotiation process and here I am writing this review of her expert services in that new home! Rachel then connected us with an inspector for the home, and an outstanding team of closers (lender and lawyer). The process seemed daunting, but this all-star team made it simple.

Theresa and David, Buyer Clients, Jan 2018

We very much appreciated Rachel's perfect combination of expert real estate knowledge and kind, caring interaction with us. She didn't pressure us to buy if we didn't like a place, but kept a cheerful, positive attitude that we would find the right thing at the right time, and got the job done when the time came--despite some very difficult curveballs that the seller's team threw at us, which required a lot of patience and persistence on Rachel's part to keep things moving. Ultimately, the deal went through, and we now have the home we absolutely love. We'd definitely go with Rachel again, and are recommending her to our friends! An easy person to get along with, very personable, yet professional. She treats you like a friend, and that's how we think of her now.

Aaron & Lynn, Buyer Clients, Sept 2017

I liked Rachel's warm personal style and her obvious honesty, as well as her willingness to accommodate the seller's needs.

Rachel has been the perfect realtor for my needs.

Rachel leaves nothing out .... she covers all the parts and pieces.

I really liked dealing with ONLY Rachel. No confusion. No mixed messages. Straight and clear all the way through. 

Absolutely THE BEST!

Judy, Seller Client, April 2017

When it came time to search for my first home, Rachel was my only choice and it was an amazing one. Her knowledge and assistance through every step of the process was remarkable! No matter how many questions I had, she answered and also gave suggestions to help me think through some of the decisions I had to make. Couldn't have had a better experience working with her to find my first home! I'm so appreciative and thankful that I had such a wonderful realtor on my side!

Skye, Buyer Client, March 2017

Rachel (and Bob) help tremendously (and still helping) with the purchase of my first home. As a first time buyer, home buying can be very stressful. But they both walked me through the whole process and guided me in finding my current place. It's been almost a month since I closed and they're still helping me out, answering questions, and giving suggestions/references related to my home. Thanks again!!

Djonaldo, Buyer Client, August 2015

Rachel represented my husband and I in both our recent home sale as well as our purchase. Before we had even signed a contract with her, she came to our home, spoke to us about our situation, and provided advice as to staging, asking price, etc. She is incredibly knowledgeable and provided valuable insights for us throughout the process. We never had to chase her down for information, and she was always easily accessible... and believe me, we asked a lot of questions! She even responded to an early morning email within minutes! Rachel's team is professional, personable, and helpful. They made the home buying process incredibly easy for us. I highly recommend Hillman Homes and will tell anyone I know looking to buy/sell to call Rachel!

Alicia & Aharon, Buyer and Seller clients, Aug 2015

Rachel really helped us get our dream condo in a very tight, competitive market for buyers. Her guidance on submitting our offer and getting it accepted were critical. We could not have done it without her. We highly recommend her!

Steve & Ann, Buyer Clients, May 2015