Alan Caplin, Alan Caplin (Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty) Real Estate Agent



Alan Caplin
Alan Caplin
location_on Brookline, MA — Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty
Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates Inc.
Get to Know Alan Caplin

I’ve enjoyed living in the Boston area for over 25 years. As we all know, this area has so much to offer those who make their home here. My focus is the Boston metro area focusing on Brookline, the Longwood Medical Area, Back Bay, Cambridge, Newton, Somerville, Belmont, Jamaica Plain, Brighton among other places. I’ve also done transactions around Rt. 128, such as recently in Lincoln. 


I am a member of the Boston Real Estate Board and the National Association of Realtors. In addition to listing properties I also have my accreditation as a buyer’s representative (ABR) from National Association of Realtors.  I am also a real estate investor and own income producing property in the Boston area. 


Guiding Philosophy: 

There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate agent. Of most importance is the ability to discover and address the diverse needs, wants, expectations and concerns of my clients. This only comes by sincerely caring about people, combined with practical experience and a lot of education. That said, I’ve found the ability to listen and be sensitive to people’s needs as the essence of good service and I am dedicated to producing results my clients will be happy with whether they are selling or buying a home. My long-term business plan and success is built on client referrals and testimonials. 


Please take a look at comments from my past clients on my web-site: . After all, there are many things I could say about myself to market my services, but they won’t have the same credibility as a testimonial from someone who appreciates the quality of service that I provide. Then give me a call and let’s schedule some time together. We can then completely review the process of buying or selling a home. There are few things more exciting than moving into your new house and turning it into a home!


In the end result, I’ve found my Real Estate career to be very rewarding in that it combines continual personal and professional growth while at the same time, helping people fulfill their real estate needs, whether it be buying or selling a home.


Personal History:

Prior to my real estate career, I was a graphic designer for many years. After that, I became President and owner of Biograph Records Inc., an independent music label that specialized in preserving historic jazz, blues and ragtime, music that has it’s roots in America. 


After selling the business in 2002, I decided to work in real estate because it allowed me to continue to work in an entrepreneurial field. I’ve found my former experiences have given me an excellent basis for my career in real estate, especially in regards to my design sense, marketing and general business knowledge. 


My college years were spent at Northeastern University here in Boston and then at the State University of NY at Stony Brook where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology, a subject that has undeniably come in handy as a real estate agent. 


My interests include travel and have been to Italy(Florence, Milan, Rimini), France(Paris), Finland(Helsinki), Sweden(Stockholm, Gothenburg, Kalmar), Norway(Oslo), Holland(Amsterdam), Canada(Toronto) and Denmark(Copenhagen). Also many locations in the Caribbean including Puerto Rico, Aruba, Barbados, Jamaica and the Bahamas. Not to mention domestically, I’ve been to many states: DE, DC, CA, NY, OH, MI, WI, IA, SD, WY, AZ,  CO, FL, ID,  IL, ME, CT, VT, MT, NV, NH, NJ, OR, PA, RI, UT, WA, VA and WV. National Parks: Yellowstone, Black Hills, Glacier, Yosemite, Zion, Grand Canyon and Redwood. 


I also enjoy biking, especially on the Esplanade. I ski. I’m also an avid frisbee player. I have a great interest and love in a wide variety of music having grown up in a family that’s very involved in music personally and professionally. 


Lastly, I find a good sense of humor is key in life, so enjoy!




Alan was recommended to my wife and I from our mortgage broker and we were extremely happy with everything he handled for us. From the start of the process to the end,  Alan was always there when we needed him and his prompt responses and market knowledge made what would normally be a stressful process an easy one. Our condo sold quickly for more than the asking price and we know a large part of that was due to Alan’s diligence and selling ability.  We highly recommend Alan to anyone selling their home! 

Dan Cordeiro, Brookline


“Alan was hired to work with us to sell our existing home and buy our new home. Alan worked with me and my wife on the sale and purchase transaction over the course of 3 months. During the course of perhaps our biggest financial transaction, Alan went above and beyond to helped us tremendously by guiding us to the right direction. From the open houses to the closing, he was there for us every step of the way (at our convenience). Not only 
was he an expert at his trade with over 10+ years of experience, he was on top of everything during the whole process and helped us understand the quirks of real estate transactions. His pricing strategy and research also helped us great deal on both the sale (sold in the first day!) and the purchase (was able to negotiate on the fair price on the first day). I strongly recommend Alan as a real estate broker and will definitely use him again in the future transaction.” 

Thomas Baek


We just closed the sale of our Somerville condo and couldn’t be happier.  Alan helped us maximize the marketability of our home and kept us informed every step of the way.  We feel Alan’s experience and persistence with potential buyers helped us get the highest possible sale price in this market.  We are so pleased to be able to move ahead with the next phase of our lives.  Alan is a pleasure to work with.  Thanks again! 

Petri Isola


We first met Alan over 5 years ago when we walked into an open house in Brookline. We had just started looking to buy our first home around that time. Alan was really personable and professional and not pushy at all. Both my husband and I immediately liked him and we decided to have Alan become our exclusive realtor. It took us over 3 years from that initial meeting and seeing over 50 different properties until we found the house that was right for us. During that time, Alan never gave up on us and more importantly never tried to “make any sale” for his benefit. He listened to what we liked and didn’t like in a home and tailored our searches accordingly. When we finally saw the house we knew would be it, Alan was very efficient and effective in getting things done. His referrals to a mortgage broker and real estate attorney were equally impressive. He was actively involved in the entire process from offer acceptance until the closing. He was always available and very responsive to our questions and concerns. As first time home buyers, we really appreciated that. In addition, he is very knowledgable and experienced. Everything went off without a hitch and we love our new home. No doubt buying a home is a stressful event but Alan definitely managed that stress for us and actually made it an exciting and enjoyable process. We have referred Alan to many of our friends or clients that are currently looking to purchase commercial or residential real estate. 

Karen and Daniel Whiteman Newton, MA


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Details of the Recommendation: “Alan made buying a house with two closings in one day (sell of previous condo and purchase) proceed with as little stress as is possible.” 

Service Category: Real Estate Agent. Year first hired: 2005 (hired more than once)

Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Mia Kiistala


Thanks for all of your help and for working so hard. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a realtor work so hard for their client! 8/11/09

Roger Brasil, Mortgage Loan Officer, Bank of America Home Loans,  Boston


“Alan acted as my real estate agent for over a year as I sampled many homes, condos and neighborhoods. After sending a blind email to the sellers agent of a condo in Brookline, Alan instantly responded with a phone call and email. For the next year Alan would deal with my inconsistent responses to emails, erratic changes in home preferences, and complete disappearance from the city of Boston for many months. Somehow he found the mental fortitude to stick with me, and remained patient as I sent endless requests to view units all over the city. 

Thanks to the instant updates from Alan’s targetting MLS system, I was alerted of a unit near the airport which perfectly matched my weekly jetsetting lifestyle. Within one month of the bank accepting my offer, I was handed the keys to my new home. I am not one to normally like “packaged deals”, but Alan’s group of lawyers and mortgage specialists efficiently processed all of my paperwork and turned what would normally be a stressful event into an inexpensive, non-issue. He was able to keep all lines of communication open during the transaction, and walked me through all of the difficult steps. Who would have thought it would be possible to close on a foreclosure within one month? I could not be happier with the service Alan provided during my home buying transaction. I would recommend him to my friends and family in a heartbeat. Thanks again Alan!” 

Andrew Zarenski


“We like to thank you for all the effort you put in to this purchase. We are very happy with the condo you found us. As I said before I worked with other real estate agents here and in Oklahoma and I say this with 100% confidence that none of them cared the way you cared. Your suggestions and experience were great and lead me into choosing something that I really liked. Thanks again for everything.”

Shadi and Mark Reeder


“My first time home purchase was quite a journey and Alan was there every step of the way with knowledgeable guidance. Alan’s flexibility, trustworthiness, patience, responsiveness and dedication were evident throughout the entire process. My home purchase required an incredible team effort with people Alan had never worked with before. He consistently went above and beyond, worked as a great team player, and brought a sense of comfort in a fairly hectic environment. Alan truly cares about his clients, establishes solid partnerships with them, and works incredibly hard to make the experience of buying a home go as smoothly as possible. Thank you so much for everything!” November 2010

Bill Callahan


Dear Alan, Happy holidays and best wishes to you and your family for a great 2011! Many thanks again for your great work selling our house in 2010. We really treasure your valuable advice and friendship during the process of buying our home in 2006 as well as the selling of the house in 2010. We also really appreciate your countless help dealing with the house related issues during the time that we’re away from home. Again, great working with you and we appreciate it. 

Best, Tammy and Ryan Phan


“As our buyer’s agent, Alan helped my husband and me to navigate the confusing waters of finding our first home. His help was extremely valuable at all stages of the process, from guiding us through all the paperwork, to suggesting neighborhoods we might like, to keeping us informed on available places in our price range and helping us negotiate an offer. He was extremely good at listening thoughtfully to our goals and contributing his honest perspective throughout. We wound up in a place that is everything we were hoping for! I would definitely work with Alan again.” 

Laurel and Tim Damashek


“Alan Caplin was the agent for the sale of my condo and I found him to be very professional and efficient. My condo sold very quickly after an open house held by Mr. Caplin and the subsequent dealings with the buyers, banks and other agents all went very smoothly, I would unhesitatingly recommend Mr. Caplin to anyone looking for an agent to represent them in the sale of their home.”

Tad Flynn


“We have enormous gratitude for walking us through the process of buying our first home. I’d heard from friends how many terrible things can go wrong and how alone you can feel -- but, although we certainly had our moments of craziness, we never once felt alone. You were there with us every step of the way -- usually ahead of us in fact, ahead of our attorney, picking up on things no one else had caught and always following through. We are so happy to be done with the process -- and to finally have the KEYs to our own new place!. It was wonderful working with and getting to know you.

Lara Te Birk  & Thomas Murphy 


“Alan Caplin acted as my buyer’s agent in the purchase of my beautiful new home. He is very organized and was extremely helpful in getting me the necessary information for my decision process. He worked closely with me to ensure a smooth process from offer to closing and I definitely recommend Alan to anyone looking to buy a home.”

Anne Goh


“Our home selling process went smoothly from listing to closing. Mr. Caplin¹’s marketing efforts resulted in us quickly finding a buyer which allowed us to move to our new home on time. Alan is a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend working with him to sell your home.” 

Ahmed Albaiti


“Thanks again for working with us and we appreciate for your patience in guiding us through our first major purchase. Keep in touch.”

Ryan & Tammy Phan



Serving clients in residential real estate sales in the Boston metro area. Brookline, Cambridge, Somerville, Back Bay, Waterfront, Jamaica Plain, The Fenway, Brighton, Allston, Belmont, Arlington.