Director of Boston Sales
Chris Poulos has been the No. 1 selling agent in Dorchester for the last 16 years, selling more by dollar volume than any other agent, ever. And, he is the only agent in the market to have broken, and further exceeded, the $100-million barrier.
But Poulos’ beginnings were humble. His early life was a struggle, and it wasn’t until his family was able to purchase their first home that he saw things start to turn around. “The change was immediate,” he says. “I saw the transformation that owning a property could mean for our family, and immediately became interested in helping others achieve the dream of homeownership.”
Poulos has come a long way since then, and credits his mother with instilling in him a work ethic that set him up to succceed. He graduated from UMASS Amherst with a degree in business and accounting, and also worked for a while as a heating/HVAC contractor, an experience he says provided him with valuable insight into the construction side of the real estate business. Since then, Poulos has gone on to be the No. 1 highest selling agent by volume in Dorchester, and is the only agent to have ever broken the $100-million barrier in that neighborhood. “I like to think that all my work in Dorchester has helped this area to grow and become brighter and stronger,” he says. “I have designed and sold many condos, but the most unique contribution would probably be the fact that I have set multiple sales records in neighborhoods that are still considered ‘up and coming.’”
What’s the secret to Poulos’ success? For starters, he doesn’t see his job as just selling houses, but rather, as transforming houses so that they can go on to achieve their highest value possible before going on the market. “I carry tools with me at all times, ranging from a hammer and drill to a high-end digital camera and laptop,” he says. “I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty, and I always come prepared. I do whatever it takes to get the job done well for the buyer and the seller.” Whether a house just needs a fresh coat of paint, or needs to be staged with new furniture and décor, Poulos is always ready to make a property the best it can be.
Poulos considers himself lucky to work in an industry he loves, telling us that “it doesn’t feel like work when you’re doing what you love to do!” When not working, Poulos loves to surf, snowboard and dance. He also volunteers for the Gay Sports League, an organization that allows him to give back to the community while also feeding his passion for athletics.