Senior Vice President
CRS   Council of Residential Specialists
ABR   Accredited Buyer Representative Designation
GRI   Graduate, REALTOR Institute Designation
MA Real Estate License No. 9050610

Rufo Realty

Serving the greater Boston area
and beyond

950 Watertown St. Suite 11
Newton, MA 02465



"Alla helped us with both - selling our condo and finding and purchasing a new home in the extremely challenging post-Covid market. She has exceeded our expectations by far and we highly recommend her service. Not only she is extremely knowledgeable and helped us navigate through aligning two complex transactions, she also cares about the work she does, which is hard to come by these days. She explained everything in a way that was easy to understand with much patience and always extremely responsive at any time, even outside normal hours. We are grateful that we used her services during our home sale and purchase. Thanks again!"
Kate Alves
July 2021

"We worked with Alla to buy our first house, and we couldn't be happier with our experience! Alla is very experienced and incredibly knowledgeable about the market, especially during the craziness of the pandemic. She listened to our needs and also guided us to consider things we may have not otherwise, without any pressure. She educated us about all the various scenarios we may come upon so that we could be ready and confident in our purchasing decision. She fought for our best interests and was creative in negotiating offers that gave us the best chance at getting accepted. Highly recommend choosing Alla to work with, and we're grateful to her for helping us find a home we love in this challenging seller's market."
Julia D'Agostino
May 2021

"I was a first-time home buyer with very specific requests. Alla listened carefully to all my requests and with her diligent effort was able to help me find the perfect home. As someone going through the home buying process for the first time, I had a lot of questions. Alla spent hours on the phone with me answering all my questions in great detail and making this process very easy. I appreciate all of her help and the level of dedication she has to her clients! I would definitely recommend Alla to anyone looking for a diligent and honest agent."
January 2021

"My wife and I were first-time home buyers, and we were so fortunate to have Alla as our agent. She is highly experienced, exceptionally skilled and knowledgeable, and also genuinely caring. She was ready and willing to walk us through every step of the process, right by our side and available at any time. We were truly fortunate to have her astute and seasoned wisdom to guide us. She explained things for us in a detailed and considerate way and was incredibly responsive, thorough, and diligent, helping us to understand what was important to consider and what could be let go to accomplish our goals.
Our first experience of buying a home was not easy, but Alla helped us effectively navigate every challenge and also made the whole journey enjoyable. It's not a small thing to work with someone who doesn't just "do their job" but truly cares about you, your family, and all the varied dimensions and outcomes of this major transaction. That's what we found with Alla.
We would highly recommend Alla, whether you are a first time home buyer or selling or buying for the tenth time. Her knowledge, skill, experience, and care are truly "the whole package" and then some!"
Andrew & Brodie Juraschek
January 2019

"Some people merely do their jobs... and then there are those who go the "extra mile". Alla falls into the latter category. She went above and beyond for me in a somewhat tricky sale scenario. She made me fully understand the process without overwhelming me with minutia. When you're selling and relocating, it's easy to become overloaded with tasks and minor details, so it's important to have someone who understands and keeps you moving forward at a pace you can follow. Alla did that and more. She was highly responsive, and worked day and night to sell my home.
Simply put, I highly recommend Alla Iokheles for your real estate transactions."
Michael S. Forti
January 2019

"Alla was a pleasure to have as my real estate agent. Alla never left any questions unanswered and always responded promptly. She sold my condo and assisted me in purchasing a new one. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is buying or selling properties."
Olga Bagnel
January 2019

"Alla was a real pleasure to work with. She really listened to us, understood our needs, and was endlessly patient as we traveled our journey to find the perfect house (which we did!) We also found her to be very knowledgeable and helpful both in the general process and in our specific market. She is a class act and we would highly recommend her."
Olga Staviskiy
January 2016

"As a mortgage loan originator at Mortgage Master, I have provided financing for many of Alla's clients. Alla goes above and beyond for her clients. She is involved with every aspect of the transaction to ensure that the process moves along smoothly and clients close on time. Alla is professional and knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with."
Harold Dubin
Mortgage Master Inc.
December 2015

"We are returning customers of Alla. We bought a property with her in May 2015. Alla went above and beyond to make sure that we had as positive of an experience as possible. Alla was extremely knowledgeable of the current market and pointed out the value to the buyers. She was extremely flexible - she accommodated our schedules and was available in the evenings and weekends. She has a wide network of contacts relevant and necessary for a home purchase. She was respectful of the sellers and other real estate brokers and in general composed, friendly and approachable. We would return to work with Alla again."
Yana & Mike
November 2015

"We are first time homebuyers in a difficult sellers' market. Alla is extremely responsible and reliable, and very easy to work with. We encountered some obstacles and Alla found creative solutions by working with all parties involved. It was such a pleasure to work with her and we give her our highest recommendation! Thank you!"

Yuliya Mints
September 2015

"Finding the perfect house for our family at a price we could manage at first seemed like a daunting challenge. But Alla's hard work and knowledge about the local market really paid off and we are in a house that we love to call home. Thanks Alla!"
Joseph DeBartolo
July 2015

"Alla was a pleasure to work with. Her professionalism, responsiveness, and knowledge served her (and us) well in the purchase of our home. She took her time to answer any questions we had and really took the time to listen to us as well. She is a smart and experienced broker who will not let you down"
Mart 2015

"Can't appreciate enough of Alla's hard work from the beginning of the process until the very end. We looked at quite a few houses and every time (at least 20 times) Alla travelled over 50 miles to show the property. Very knowledgeable, honest, and nice to work with. Definitely recommending and will be back for our next acquisition."

Nazar & Ana
January 2015

"I am a practicing real estate attorney and I have worked with Alla Iokheles on numerous closings. I have found her to be responsive, knowledgeable and professional. She is genuinely committed to understanding the specific needs of her clients. Whether representing a buyer or seller she keeps her clients informed throughout the process and works diligently to make the transaction go smoothly."
Hyman I. Stramer, Esq.
January 2015

"Alla has been a great agent to work with on our first home search. Her honesty and professionalism as well as her vast knowledge of the market and resourcefulness make her a great asset to have on your side. She listened to our needs and always kept our personal and financial interests in mind. She also provided helpful advise during the offer, inspection, and contract writing processes and pointed out things that we wouldn't have thought of on our own. With Alla's help, we ended up finding a perfect first home for our expanding family in the ideal location and at a comfortable price. We would definitely recommend Alla to anyone searching for a hard working and honest agent!"
Natalia and Chris
December 2014

"Finding a place to live in a new city can be one of the hardest things to do. With Alla however, it was very simple and pleasant as she took care of everything. She found my girlfriend and me a very affordable, convenient, and cozy place the first time around. When our future landlord informed us that we would not be able to move in for three days AFTER our signed lease date, Alla made sure that we did not pay for those three days by talking with the landlord. She was very direct and professional and I appreciate the time she took to make sure that we were satisfied."
Robert Oppenheimer
December 2014

"Alla helped Rakesh and me with our first time home purchase. She is very knowledgeable in her field and provided us with many tools and resources to use on our journey. With Alla's help we were able to find the perfect condo to fit our needs. The closing process was not a smooth one due to some issues that were out of the control of the buyers' side but Alla went above and beyond her duties and responsibilities to make sure we got this deal done and closed. We are so thankful for everything Alla did for us and look forward to doing additional business with her in the future!"
Viktoriya Shteyn
July 2014

"I appreciate all your help over the last couple years in order to help me find a place that fit for me. You were able to help with guidance of the sales agreement, and I would be sure to recommend you to any of my friends that are in the housing market."
Steve N
April 2014

"We worked with Alla through a referral from a friend this year to find a place to rent. Alla listened to us for what we wanted and quickly found two places that fitted our requirements exactly and within our budget and we are renting a place that we found with her. She is a great communicator and someone you can trust. When we are looking for a purchase we will definitely reach out to Alla again for her expertise and guidance. For any referrals to our friends, we recommend Alla with confidence. She is the best."
Jessica DeBartolo
December 2013

"Alla helped me buy an ideal home in Newton, MA this year. I am very lucky to have Alla as my agent. When my wife and me decided to buy a home, we knew a little about market. Although our budget was quite limited at that time, we really wanted to buy three bedrooms home for my expanding family. Alla first analyzed the market for us and gave us some valuable suggestions. Because of limited budget, we could not compete with other buyers for some well-furnished homes. We finally focused on a home with spacious space but in old condition. According to Alla's experiences and her analysis to the hot market this summer, she predicted we could beat the price a lot because no other buyers made the offer. So we offered the lowest price, she also taught me how to negotiate the price. After several rounds of negotiation, the seller finally accepted our offer. Even after inspection, we also negotiated about 5k prices down. She also gave us some valuable information for loan application, attorney selection, home insurance, even the contractor for home renovation. The whole process was very smooth, just two months. Now we have done complete renovation for my home, it is a quite comfortable and beautiful home for my family. Although we spent around 100k for renovation, I think the total value might increase 200k, that's very good deal. Moreover, Alla is an experienced, considerate and knowledgeable agent, she always answered all my questions patiently and timely responded my phone and email. We really appreciate Alla for her excellent work, I also recommend her to my friends. Finally, I highly recommend Alla as a "Premium Agent". Thanks Alla!"

Hongxing Wang
August 2013

"We've worked with Alla several times. We bought our first condo with Alla 9+ years ago, in 2013 we sold the condo and bought a house with Alla's help. In addition, we were able to keep in touch with Alla to check on how the market is trending and when we should sell/buy again. Alla was always easy to reach and she responded immediately. While working with Alla - we could always count on getting all our questions and concerns being answered and addressed. Alla was always courteous and professional in all our communications. Her experience and professional knowledge are great assets, which helped us to accomplish what we set out to do. We highly recommend choosing Alla as an agent to sell or buy a real estate property."
August 2013

"We want to thank Alla for all of her help throughout the whole home buying process. Despite some of the difficulties that came up, we knew she was always on our side, and we truly appreciate all that she did to help us find our perfect home."
Jenna and Alec
April 2013

"The sale of my land in Canton, Massachusetts is a difficult, complicated one, since the lot, although beautiful, has some problems. It would not be an ordinary, routine sale, but that did not discourage Alla. We needed to find a special customer that would not be affected by the problems. Alla did this..... twice (since unfortunately the first sale fell through).
I can't say enough about the good ideas she came up with to make the sale and the dedication and energy she has used in the process, even though her commission in this case is small . She is professional, tireless and amazing, one of the best and nicest Realtors I have met! I really respect her. Even the new prospective buyers praise her."

John Cassidy
January 2013

"We first started working with Alla a year and a half ago. We've been trying to sell our condo with another agent for 4 month without getting any results and were unclear about our options. When we were introduced to Alla, we immediately saw how quickly she was able to understand our situation and offer Marketing plan and strategy for our needs. Compare to our previous agent, we realized how easy we can communicate with Alla. She is always easy to reach by phone or by email. The whole process becomes a lot easier when your real estate agent can understand your needs and you don't need to spend time trying to explain and argue your points over and over again. Alla is an excellent negotiator, she has exceptional knowledge about market conditions. Even under difficult circumstances Alla uses her sense of humor. She is very friendly, honest and trustworthy; she is a true professional and it is a pleasure to work with her. Now when we are thinking about our living situation again, we went back to Alla without thinking twice. She is very knowledgeable, analytical and has many resources to help you with a sale or a purchase. We highly recommend Alla to be your real estate agent."
Gary and Julia
January 2013

"My husband and I recently sold our 2 bedroom condo and purchased a 4 bedroom house with Alla. We are very happy with the services Alla provided and feel that she went above and beyond her responsibilities as a broker to help as and make sure every transaction went as smoothly as possible. We were both very unfamiliar with the real estate process and Alla did a great job explaining and helping us out with everything from listing our condo, inspections, closing, searching and recommending we look at certain properties, rate lock, and everything else in between. On top of all this, I would consider us to have been difficult customers with lots of questions and a very large wish list for our house."

January 2013

"Alla is immensely qualified in all aspects of real estate transactions. Her zealous representations of clients lead to very satisfied buyers and sellers. As an attorney in the business for 10 years, it is a real asset to have an agent who is so diligent in her duties, it allows me to do my job and to be more effective for the client. I recommend her with highest regard, she is the tops in her field."
Andrew Rubenstein
Real Estate Attorney
January 2012

"Hi Alla,
My experience working with you was nothing but the best to work with, professional, honest and always on the top of your deals. I wish all the other realtors are like you, it would make our life's as a loan officers much easier."

Sonya Kammel
Mortgage Consultant
January 2012

"Alla was great to work with throughout the whole home buying process. She really did her research and only showed us homes that matched our criteria. Alla found us our perfect first home and we could not be happier!"

Jenna and Alec Zadek
January 2012

"I recently bought my condo and I was very fortunate Alla was my Real Estate Broker. I was the first time buyer and Alla made this very stressful process easy and exiting! She helped me to overcome all obstacles and her patience, expertise and unbelievable commitment made me a Happy Homeowner! She knew from the very beginning what home is right for me and I always felt she is on my side, we are a team in this endeavor.
If you have to sell or buy a home, work with Alla and the success is guaranteed!"
Irina Balson
December 2011

"My family and I had a pleasure of working with Alla in 2011. Our experience with her has been absolutely terrific, and has resulted in us purchasing a lovely condominium. Throughout the process Alla has exhibited the highest level of integrity, customer service, while also being a strong negotiator. She clearly understood our needs and was a good adviser throughout the process. We would highly recommend Alla to others."
Kosta Tcher
December 2011

"I want to say a few words about Alla Iokheles. Alla was recommended to us just over seven years ago, at the time of our move to Boston, by our Boston friend who described her as an excellent, highly professional broker. Following his advise, I contacted Alla asking her to find an apartment for us. I think this was the best decision we could make. Alla was extremely helpful in finding the "right" place for us. The condominium she found for us was superb, and we still very much enjoying living here. She made our move from New York to Boston completely painless. I think Alla has a wonderful ability to understand and feel client's needs. She is very competent, extremely dedicated and extremely loyal to her clients - interest of the client is a top priority for her. Alla is an excellent negotiator - she is motivated and determined to succeed in working out the best deal. Alla is very honest and trustworthy person, who has high professional ethics, and with whom one feels confident in conducting business."

Mark Lakirovich
May 2010

"Alla was able to make home buying experience the least stressful. She was always professional, patient and encouraging in the support of finding a right home for us. She never pushed us giving us all the time that we needed. We were extremely pleased."
Marina Entina and Anton Pesok
December 2006

"Alla is a very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Nice working with her."
Ludmila Arnopolsky
November 2006

"Mrs. Iokheles is extremely hard working person, providing outstanding service for the clients, has high quality of work. She must be recognized in your compay. I recommend Alla as a broker to all of my friends. I had an experience of working with other brokers, but Alla is # 1."
Yelena Zeliger
July 2005