Newton, Mass., March 9, 2017 – Marie Presti has been elected to the office of president-elect of the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR).  Presti is a real estate industry veteran, having worked for many area firms over the past 20 years. Last year, she opened her own independent agency, The Presti Group, on Washington Street in Newtonville.


As president-elect, Presti will sit on the board of directors and the executive committee of GBAR. She is responsible for keeping the local REALTOR® membership informed on public policy issues, financial matters and organizational activities conducted by the association.  In addition to her role as president-elect, Presti is chairperson of the GBAR Forms Task Force.

Last year, Presti was treasurer and served on the forms, mediation and professionals standards committees. She was also chairperson of the Mediation and member of the Professional Standards Committees with the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR); and is a graduate of the MAR Leadership Academy. She holds several REALTOR® designations, including Accredited Buyer Representative® (ABR®), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®). She holds a GREEN designation from the National Association of REALTORS and is certified in negotiation and loss mitigation. She holds a marketing-focused MBA from the Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.


Presti said, “Being elected to the top post of one of the industry’s premier associations is an honor. I have enjoyed working with GBAR for the past several years in a variety of leadership roles. As president-elect this year, I look forward to serving GBAR’s 9,000 plus membership and guiding the association to new heights. The industry information and contacts I am exposed to, certainly translate to value added benefits for my clients here in Newton.”


A 30-year Newton Corner property owner, Presti is involved with many local groups, including the Newton Historical Society, the Newton Mother’s Forum, the library, and the Rotary Club. She has also taught more than 100 courses through Newton Community Education over the past 13 years.  


The Presti Group is an independent real estate agency specializing in the Newton market. Representing sellers and buyers, the agency handles all aspects of residential real estate, from luxury properties, to mid-priced single- and multi-families, rehabilitations and condominiums. For more information about listings, recent transactions and testimonials, visit .

The Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® is one of five real estate specialty divisions of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board.  The Association is the Board’s largest division with a membership of more than 9,300 residential real estate professionals working over 950 offices throughout Metropolitan Boston and Eastern Massachusetts.  The Board is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®.