Upcoming Classes and Presentations



Becoming a Real Estate Agent: Do you Have What it Takes? 

If you're looking for a new career and have always dreamed of selling (or helping people buy) homes, this course is for you. "Becoming a Real Estate Agent," from Newton Community Education, will help attendees learn if they have what it takes to navigate the competitive world of real estate. Massachusetts licensing requirements, how to select a firm you want to work for and other practical matters will be addressed. Instructor Marie Presti is an award-winning industry veteran with nearly 20 years of experience in the Greater Boston market. So she knows a thing or two!  

July. 16th; 6-9:00 p.m., 1st Time Home Buyers Class:Newton North High School. Call Newton Community Education to register at 617-559-6999. Or visit NCE's website.

July. 17th; 6-8:00 p.m.1st Time Home Buyers Class:The Burlington Public Library.

July. 23rd; 6-9:00 p.m., Vacation Home Class:The Burlington Public Library.

October. 4th; 2-3:30 p.m., Downsizing Made Easier Class:The Newton Senior Center.

A First-Timer's Guide to Home or Condo Buying

In todayís real estate market, itís more important than ever to be knowledgeable before purchasing a home or condo. Get an overview of the entire process, from finding the perfect neighborhood and selecting a real estate broker, to obtaining favorable financing and hiring an attorney to protect your investment. During this two-session course, veteran real estate practitioner and educator Marie Presti will teach students about how the rights and responsibilities of condo owners differ from those of homeowners, and review the primary legal documents related to each. This courseís unbiased, comprehensive approach can help you avoid disastrous situations from the loss of your hard-earned deposit to buying a property with latent defects such as termites, lead paint, or water damage.

Tuesday, Feb. 5 and Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Newton North High School. Call Newton Community Education to register at 617-559-6999.  Or visit the NCE website.

Buying and Managing Rental Properties

Award-winning Realtor and Newton property owner Marie Presti will show students the ropes for buying an investment property. She'll review how to analyze and compare properties, and discuss if hiring a property manager makes sense. A landlord's rights and responsibilities will also be reviewed and whether or not they should live on the premises or be off-site. If you're wary of the stock market and want to invest in real estate, this class is for you.

Tuesday, March 5, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Newton North High School. Call Newton Community Education to register at 617-559-6999.  Or visit the NCE website.

What students say about Marie's presentations:


"The course on first-time home buying was exactly what I needed to get my bearings on what feels like an overwhelming process. Fantastic!" M.E., Cambridge

"The becoming a Realtor class was wonderful and extremely informative. It really showcased a day in the life of a real estate person."  M.B., Greater Boston

"Marie's tips and advice for becoming a successful real estate agent were extremely helpful."  K.M., Everett

"Marie's class was a great information session for anyone over 50 who is  wondering what it means to downsize."  Nicholas, Wellesley

"The first-time homebuyer's class is an entertaining and informative introduction to the world of home-buying!"  Nathaniel L., Greater Boston

"Marie seriously knows her stuff, and she is clear believer in helping her clients." Lindsay C., Greater Boston

"Marie leads an information-packed class. It builds a foundation and has you wanting to come back and dive deeper into the world of rental properties."  S.G., Greater Boston

"Marie and her co-presenters were exceptional in their fields and made themselves accessible but not in a pushy way, which makes me more inclined to reach out to them as I start my home buying process. Thanks to Marie for getting my wheels turning with all the great info!"  Kara T., Greater Boston