Sylvia Makarios – Boston Agent Magazine

Sylvia Makarios Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Robert Paul

What was your most interesting job before going into real estate? I owned multiple restaurants, one of them being in Needham, MA called Cafe Fresh Bagel. One of the best bagel shops in MA.

Where did you grow up? Dover, M.A.

Growing up, what did you want to be? I wanted to be just like my father. My mother and father came to this country as Greek immigrants. My father proved with hard work you can have the American Dream. His work ethic is one that I admired and was surely passed on to me.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? I workout regularly and spend time with my daughter who is 7.

If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Elvis Presley, A very talented singer who was humble, loved his parents and loved God. He was also very handsome and stylish.

What is Boston’s best-kept secret? Besides myself ? The Boston Athenaeum. It’s one of the oldest libraries in the US and the most beautiful!!

What do you love most about the industry? I love helping people. I want my clients to make me their forever agent. I enjoy every aspect of real estate and always bring results

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I make a personal connection with all my clients. I build relationships and trust. Most agents want the sale, period. I want to be their forever agent, even if they simply have questions I want them to reach out. I always bring results with every home that I list or every buyer that I find a home for!

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? At times it can be stressful especially since I work with many developers but I enjoy the good and the bad.

What’s your best advice for generating new leads? Talk to people. Make a connection. Pick up the phone.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? My daughter. I overcame a serious medical illness that took over 20 years of my life. My beautiful girl was truly a miracle.

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately? I listen to classical music when driving to relax. Binge watching on Netflix lately.

What’s your favorite meal in Boston? Abe & Louie’s steak dinner with either a great cabernet or a dirty martini😉

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Boston? Trinity Church

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job? I had someone pass out once. They were OK, just dehydrated.

What’s one thing people are surprised to learn about you? That I am 51.

What is your favorite vacation spot and why? Greece. I love the Greek Islands

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Create a business plan.

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media? Builders/contractors, investors, certain realtors

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