About Judy

Judy has specialized in residential real estate sales since 2003. Being a resident of The Fenway and Back Bay for over seventeen years, she has extensive knowledge of these and surrounding neighborhoods such as the South End, Waterfront, Beacon Hill and the historic homes located within.

Her hard work ethic, honest attitude, knowledge of the real estate market, and attention to detail has given her buyers and sellers a superior level of service. With over 100 closed transactions totaling over $143 million dollars in sales her experience and expertise are invaluable for both buying and selling. In 2018, Judy was voted Wall Street Journal and Real Trends "Top 100 Agents in Massachusetts" by Sales Volume. 

After graduating from Northeastern University's College of Criminal Justice, Judy was hired by business owners to take over as Operations and General Manager in order to reorganize their business operationally and redevelop their marketability. This also included redesigning layouts, interior design, and re-launching the business to provide maximum financial growth and success.

Marketing and negotiation are specialties of hers and this translated perfectly to a successful real estate sales career. Judy's loyalty to her clients is a true asset to anyone she represents. Her attention to detail, professional experience, and enthusiasm helps to guide her client's real estate sales with ease.

You can rely on Judy to successfully market and sell your home or investment property. When marketing homes with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty she offers an extensive local, national, and international advertising campaign that gives her sellers the competitive advantage they deserve.

Judy's professional guidance and understanding of the real estate market can help you find the perfect home or investment property you are looking for. She actively works with buyers in all price ranges whether you are a first time buyer or luxury clientele.

Judy is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Greater Boston Real Estate Board, and is Secretary on the Board of Committee for The White Aisle Foundation.


  • Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors

Judy Pagano reviews

"Judy delivered to me my dream home in the Back Bay. I interviewed 5 realtors by phone, and selected Judy. The reason for my selection is that she was the only realtor who truly wanted to understand what I was looking for, and she took the time to make sure she really understood. She did not waste my time, and worked tirelessly to deliver. Simply put, call Judy-she IS THE BEST."

Jeff G., Past Buyer

"Judy worked with me to sell my home over the summer. Her and her team were responsive, professional, honest, and realistic. Her initial presentation was a clear and complete roadmap of procedures and expected costs. She is hands on yet not overbearing and is completely versed in the current market situation. Her strategy was realistic and fair. She is a true professional and it was a pleasure to work with her. I highly recommend Judy and her team at Gibson Sotheby's whether buying or selling a property."

Jaclyn G., Past Seller

"I've been fortunate enough to work along side Judy on many real estate transactions over the past 4 years. In working with her, I always know what her side of the business will be handles efficiently and professionally. She's always on top of the details, no matter how minor. In addition, she always seems to delevope a great rapport with her clients. She's a pleasure to work with and I can't recommend her enough."

Patrick Dwyer, Managing Attorney, Patrick Dwyer & Associates LLC

"I highly recommend Judy Pagano as one of the best real estate agents in Boston. She really works well with her clients, is on top of the market offerings and stays on top through completion of sale"

Erika W., Past Buyer

"My wife and I chose Judy to sell our Back Bay condo, and she delivered on all of her promises. She brought a positive, high energy, relentless attitude that got us the price we wanted in a tough market. She's a great person and combines enthusism with organization and smarts. Judy is a true professional, and we look to her as a trusted advisor in Eastern Mass Real Estate because she's earned it."

Ryan S., Past Seller

"Judy is one of the hardest working people I know. She is extremely organized, things ahead and has integrity, which is a rare commodity in the real estate business. As her client, even in the toughest markets, I was confident in Judy's ability to get the job done. The fact that she is so personable and funny is an added bonus. I am lucky enough to have developed a strong friendship from what started as a business relationship. Judy is a true asset to anyone she represents."

Jennifer R., past Buyer & Seller

"Judy was the most amazing realtor I have ever met - she is so professional and helpful and just a delight to deal with! Judy spent heaps of time with us and showed us so many places and eventually we found the perfect place - I would thoroughly recommend her as she is without a doubt the BEST!!! She is extremely knowledeable, organized and generous with so much information! She is extremely ethical in all of her dealings and made the transaction of purchasing a condo in a new country so easy. She has the best contacts for loans and legal advice.. Her sense of humor is brilliant and she has become a friend to my husband and I - Judy is in a league of her one!!!"

Kimbo C., Buyer

"I hired Judy to sell my Back Bay property in early 2011 to move out of state for a job relocation. Judy prices properties well, gets a tremendous amount of foot traffic through the door and when it comes to negotiations, Judy is the agent you want on your side. Judy got me multiple offers in a troublesome market and I sold my condo for what I wanted in less than three months. As a former realtor in the Back Bay, I had my choice of whom I wanted to sell my property, and I didn't hesitate with signing a contract with Judy. She is my first choice with all things Boston real estate, and should I move back to that market, she would be my first call."

Kathryn L., Past Seller

"I only wish I could check all boxes in the "attributes" section. Judy made our long distance business transaction as smooth, or smoother, than the local real estate transactions I've done in the past. She is every bit of the above attributes and more. She found us a diamond in the rough and took care of every detail knowing were at opposite coasts and it would have been cost prohibitive to keep looking and following up on the various things needed to complete our purchase."

Dan O., Past Buyer & Seller

"“Judy, Julie, and Arianna recently sold our Back Bay condo. They are very experienced and hard working…a terrific team! We appreciate their high level of professionalism and recommend them without reservation”"

-Bob & Bonnie W.

"“Judy Pagano did a tremendous job facilitating the purchase of my new home. As a first-time homebuyer, Judy’s talent set was invaluable to me. She truly knows the market inside out and everybody involved in it. She guided me through the entire process, from loan prequalification to closing the deal, and everything in between. I credit her unmatched work ethic and fierce loyalty to her clients with a smooth and stress-free home-buying experience. I would highly recommend Judy to anyone looking for a hardworking, committed and ethical real estate agent with unbridled enthusiasm and a reputation for fiduciary execution.” August 2012"

-Erica H., Past Buyer

"“Judy was/is a very well-organized realtor who was deeply knowledgeable about the Boston real estate market, gave me great advice, was easy to work with--nearly always available (or returned calls quickly) and listened to my perspective on selling my condo. She made the sale about a week after first listing at the depth of the recession (March 2009) for the price sought, with no haggling and while I was on business in Australia. I recommend her highly.” January 27, 2012 Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert"

Ethel B.,Past Seller

""Judy is a consummate professional. She handled all details small and large. Our sale was painless and efficient. We can't recommend Judy enough.""

Samantha K., Past Seller

""I have had Judy represent me several times in the past, two times as a buyer and once as a seller. Her work ethic is excellent! She was readily available when needed, extremely knowledgeable, informed and always very pleasant. It is also very apparent that she is well respected by her peers. We were continually reassured that we were in good hands by other agents/brokers when we told them we were working with Judy as we signed into open houses. I feel very lucky to be represented by such a professional and competent agent as Judy, she has helped to make stressful moves much easier.""

John G., Past Buyer & Seller

""Judy and her team are very professional. She has very good insight in current real estate market. She did not waste any time in preparing our property for sale. Once in market she sold it in 3 days. If you are looking to sale or buy, she is the one I recommend.""

Dhiren S., Past Seller

""I found Judy to be a very detail-oriented and meticulous agent who was an asset to my search for a tenant. She sourced tenants quickly, held numerous showings, and finally matched me with tenants who could not have possibly made my life any easier as a first-time landlord. I would highly recommend her, and would not hesitate to use her again to find future tenants.""

Sameer G. Landlord

""Judy Pagano was very helpful for us to find a second home in Boston. After few showings, she knew exactly what we were looking for and within our budget. We recommend using her services highly.""

Mubarak & Family, Buyers

""Judy and her team helped us sell our Boston condo. It was a seamless transaction from start to finish- we never had to worry about a thing-a consummate professional.""

Cristina M., Past Seller

""We have bought and sold several condominiums in the Boston area over the years, and Judy Pagano is the best broker we ever had the pleasure to work with. Before our first meeting with her, she thoroughly investigated comparable properties and gave us a well-reasoned suggested selling price. Within weeks of our decision to work with her in selling our condo, she advised us of how best to present the condo, arranged for and took beautiful pictures, held an open house, and generated two offers at or near our asking price. As the process continued, she helped us negotiate some sticky issues with the prospective buyers, with excellent results. I would highly recommend working with Judy to sell your condo.""

Judy Y. and Bob S., Past Sellers

""Judy was knowledgeable of the local market and made helpful recommendations. She was transferred to my wife and I from a colleague of hers who moved out of state. Timing wasn't right for sale of property and we switched gears to rent the unit. Judy was instrumental finding a tenant within 1-2 days. Once the perfect timing approached, Judy got back in touch with us to get things prepared for the new season. On the 1st open house, the perfect buyers presented themselves. Judy is very professional and is always available to answer any and all questions (24/7). We would highly recommend her to anyone.""

Steve W., Past Seller

""Judy did a fantastic job helping me buy a condo in the South End as a first-time buyer. She helped me get a beautiful condo that I loved and that was just right for me. I would use her again in a second. As a matter of fact, I did. Ten years later, she helped me sell my place. It sold in about 3 days for above asking-price. I would definitely work with Judy for buying or selling a home in Boston.""

Billy O., Past Buyer and Seller

""Judy was fantastic! We needed to find a home very quickly as part of a corporate relocation and Judy was super responsive, tremendously knowledgeable and truly a pleasure to work with. She helped us find a home that we love in a town that is perfect for us. I cannot recommend her highly enough. If you are looking for a home in the Boston area, call Judy!""

Kate O., Buyer

""Judy was wonderful to work with on our new home search. We relocated to the Boston area and she jumped right in to help us get acclimated and informed on the various towns and neighborhoods in the area. Judy was always prepared, on time and informed for our house hunting tips. Not only is Judy a great agent she is also a thoughtful and delightful person to spend time with which is important when you are house hunting mode. I highly recommend Judy if you are looking for an agent in Boston or the areas that surround it.""

Colleen C., Buyer

""Judy gave us a great deal of knowledge about living in the Boston area! She showed us many different areas and explained how the towns are different and how the real estate market and schools are vital to the community. It was really great working with her since we had moved from Albany NY and did not know what to expect in the Boston metropolitan area.""

Robert C., Buyer

""We met Judy and her associate Johanna when we were thinking of selling our condo. We met with several realtors, but were hugely impressed with Judy and Johanna's knowledge of the area, marketing strategy and overall attitude and excitement. The did not disappoint - they made selling easy, and when we were then in need of finding a house, they were more than willing to do whatever they could to help us out! They were always available via phone or email, were able to make showings whenever we were available and helped us work through different towns and neighborhoods to find the right fit - on top of it all, we were able to close on both properties the same day and have a seamless transition from one house to the next. Overall, I highly recommend working with Judy and Johanna - they were fantastic partners that helped make the buying and selling process as seamless as possible!""

Caitlin K., Buyer

""This is the 3rd transaction I've worked on with Judy. I cannot say enough great things about her intellect, patience, and honesty. I believe she knows the market better than anyone I've interacted with, and she's not afraid to talk you out of purchasing a property if she thinks it's lacks value and potential. Simply put, Judy isn't in it for the quick $ (like most agents) she is there to make sure you select the right property, at the right price, at the right time. As an owner of several homes, I can honestly say she's the best I've ever worked with by far.""

Steve C., Buyer and Seller

""Judy and Johanna helped me purchase a beautiful home in April 2017 and then we listed my condo for sale that same month, which went under agreement after the first open house (with many competing offers). I primarily dealt with Johanna who is knowledgeable, responsive, thoughtful, and stays calm during any situation thrown her way. If I buy or sell another property in the Boston area, Johanna will be the first person I call. Thank you!""

Julianne Hull., Buyer and Seller

""Judy and Johanna have a STRONG NETWORK, critical in the very competitive Boston market!!! This year, Johanna identified and negotiated the purchase of a property in the most coveted location, before it went to market. WOW! Prior, she identified and negotiated another investment property that has already increased over 50% in value in less than 2 years. And the range of expertise continues, she also leveraged her network to rent out my properties to the best qualified tenants. STRONG NETWORK, pleasure to work with, trust worthy, and represents your best interest.""

Sophia T., Buyer

""Judy was a pleasure to work with as I looked to buy a new condo in Boston. She understood what I wanted and did a good job finding me options to consider.""

Pat B., Buyer and Seller

"I had the pleasure of working with Judy Pagano on the sale of our Commonwealth Avenue condo. When we decided rather suddenly to re-locate, Judy jumped in with both feet to organize the marketing plan and stunning photography on short notice. She was in full command of all the details, and rolled out the listing with no wrinkles. She is that rare professional who is both a market expert, as well as a thoughtful guide through a sometimes stressful process. She is full of energy and enthusiasm, and exudes a “ can do “ attitude. I was also impressed with her extensive personal network. She is well connected and respected in the profession. We were delighted that Judy quickly found a buyer, and negotiated the deal skillfully during the holiday season. It was clear that she represented our interests assertively, and delivered favorable closing terms for us. Several snags developed during the closing process, and each time Judy engaged quickly to defuse them. She was always accessible, and particularly resourceful in trouble shooting. Best of all, her patience and sense of humor lightened the mood through the frustrating developments. I would recommend Judy without reservation. I cannot imagine a smarter, more sophisticated, or thoughtful partner in a real estate transaction. "

Victoria C., Seller