Ashley Perkins never slows down. Whether she’s running between showings or running the Boston Marathon, her get-up-and-go attitude propels her forward in this competitive market. A fourth generation realtor, Ashley shines when sharing her extensive local knowledge with clients who are new to the Boston area. Read on to discover how Ashley grew her business from her first role at Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty’s front desk, and why she loves living, working, and running in Boston.
What did you do before real estate and how did you get started in the business?
I worked for a consulting firm in Boston, but I didn't love being at a desk all day. I'm a fourth-generation realtor so I'm told it's in my blood. I started working at the front desk in the South End office then onto rentals and grew my business from there.
What is something your clients find comfort in that makes them turn to you for their real estate needs?
I am always honest and can give them some perspective, especially if they aren't familiar with the city. I also am very easy to get in touch with.
What are some of your favorite local hobbies, activities or organizations that you participate in?
I love to run. I did the Boston Marathon in 2019 for the Esplanade Association, an organization I’ve been involved with since I moved to Boston. We are so lucky to have a beautiful park right along the Charles river that will always be protected and maintained.
What do you love most about where you live and work?
I love that I live two blocks away from our South End office. I love that I have the ability to walk everywhere, especially when I can bring my Corgi, Beanie, with me. I plan to spend a lifetime in the South End. The dog parks, the people, the culture, and great restaurants - what more could you want!
Any favorite spots in Boston?
The Esplanade, of course – I love to go rollerblading there with my friends. I also love the Harbor Walk, starting in the Seaport and ending in the North End. My current favorite restaurant is Pressed Cafe on Huntington Avenue. But my neighborhood dive bar, Delux Cafe, tops the list. They have amazing food and the best staff – they’re like family! Andy, the host, is the friendliest guy in the neighborhood.
What are three sources of joy for you this week?
I was able to walk to almost every showing I had this week: First to the Ritz to show my penthouse listing, then Back Back for a walk-through on Marlborough Street. I even walked to the West End to prep a new listing, and walked to Commercial Wharf to check on a vacant listing that is closing soon. I only drove once, to a seller meeting in Jamaica Plain, but it's a beautiful drive along the arborway. My best friend is getting married this coming weekend in the Seaport, and I can't wait to celebrate. And lastly, on Saturday I went to a new bar with some friends called The Anchor in Charlestown. It's such a fun, casual, outdoor place.
Get in touch with Ashley Perkins at 603-731-3297, email@example.com, or by visiting our South End office.