My wife and I have resided on St. Stephen Street for over 20 years. I have had the pleasure of knowing the people at Symphony Properties for many years, and unhesitatingly recommend them for consistently demonstrating the highest levels of integrity and professionalism.

Symphony Properties has the reputation in the area, to have the highest degree of integrity, honesty and fairness.

For the rentals, they always find the right person for each apartment. For sales, they work within your price point, going out of their way to be helpful to the end of the transaction. It is very gratifying to deal with a company that is ethical.

Joyce Starner
President – Symphony United Neighbors

Symphony Properties is a select company who knows the Fenway/Back Bay neighborhood, and most importantly, truly cares about that community as well as about their customers. It’s a company that is interested in honest service to the community. And it’s also a company which values its own employees and treats them accordingly with respect and kindness, the importance of which many companies are forgetting these days. You sense this care and feel a warm family atmosphere when you enter their offices. That’s what made me to become a long term customer of theirs after I bought my first apartment with the help of Chris Horan in the spring of 1994. I have appreciated their sensivity to my needs as investor and landlord. They’ve helped me to make the right property investments for me, and have been most helpful in finding me those tenants with whom I could work most harmoniously and effortlessly. They have assisted me to handle management challenges and crises which came up in my rental units, something that goes way beyond their call of duty.

For me it has been encouraging that in our rushed times this kind of value oriented operation is still possible and alive.

Thank you Chris for keeping things in order!
Cornelia Shacht


Buying a home in Boston can be a daunting task, particularly for the uninitiated – I’d been looking for almost 10 months before I came to Symphony Properties. I really liked working with Victoria – she’d arrange to show me condos at practically any hour my crazy schedule allowed, and when I found the right one, she walked me through all the paperwork and procedures. We’ve stayed in touch, and I continue to seek her advice on things from time to time – it’s nice to know that Symphony’s services don’t end with the signing of the P & S.

A. McLeod
Park Drive, Boston

Excellent service, professionalism and teamwork – the words that stand out when people ask me about my experience with Bernadette and Symphony Properties.


Bernadette’s experience and market knowledge of the Gainsborough/Symphony area is unsurpassed. Her commitment and enthusiasm in helping us sell our home was incredible.


Bernadette helped us sell our home and find a new one! She staged our home before placing it on the market and continued to lead the way with referrals for attorneys, movers, painters, mortgage lenders, appraisers, etc. Her commitment to service is never ending.

Beth and Kevin

Chris, thanks again for selling our home so quickly and making the whole process seem so effortless.


My husband and I had the pleasure of working with such a quality organization. We were thrilled by the handholding, education and patience that made the difference in our house-buying experience. You will continue to be highly reccomended by us.

Joe and Mariangela

I worked with a few different offices until I found Symphony Properties. Chris understood what I was looking for! Your professionalism, persistence and patience really paid off. I am thrilled with my new home.


Not only would I recommend Symphony Properties to anyone who is purchasing property – I already do. Whenever one of my friends is interested in finding a new home, I always refer them to Symphony Properties.

When I purchased my apartment, Victoria Jorgensen really helped me through the entire process. I really don’t think it would have been as simple without her.

Alexandra Peredo

When we decided to start looking for a condo to buy, we went right back to Rich because he did such a great job with the rental he had found us in the past. He walked us through the whole process since it was new to us and found us a great place. I wouldn’t think of using anyone else.

Dan and Kate
Gainsborough Street, Professionals

We have been dealing with Symphony Properties since 1998. We would not think of dealing with any other realtor in Boston. Symphony Properties and Rich Dolabany sold us our condo and have been the agent for renting the property since we settled.

They have always been available from the sale to the rentals, no matter what the situation called for, Symphony Properties was there to assist and follow through to the solution. They are and have been providing the best service any property owner could want. Once you deal with Symphony Properties you will not be happy anywhere else. They are reputable, responsible, and reliable all the things that make this company the BEST IN BOSTON.

Pat and Margaret Visalli
Cape May County, NJ


In the spring of 2001, I was a student at Northeastern University in Boston and decided to move from my dormitory to an apartment. I was fortunate enough to meet Dana McPadden as I took on the big city to find a new home. Within a few days of contacting Dana, she was generous with her time and her advice was invaluable in selecting the best apartment. Since then, Dana has also assisted many of my friends at Northeastern in finding apartments. She is there to help us with a professional, courteous manner. I would highly recommend her as a rental agent to anyone seeking assistance in the Boston area.

Mitchell Mencis
Student, Northeastern University

The apartment is near-perfect, we are both beyond satisfied with the outcome. It is – after all – home for us both.

It was a pleasure being guided to one’s first apartment by someone as nice as you. It is a small comfort to know that we share the same neighborhood and, if fortunate enough, might happen across your path one fine day.

Vince and Sophie
Burbank St., Emerson Students

We went through a lot of different realtors, and Dana at Symphony Properties was the only one who helped us find exactly what we were looking for, in our price range, and treated us with respect.  Their dedication to their clientele is the best in Boston, and is evident through their devoted attention to individuals needs.  They continued to work with us even after the lease was signed.  We’d never switch!

Katie, Dana, Corinne and Nina
Symphony Rd.

Rich did a great job finding us an apartment. He knew so much about so many buildings, it was great! I highly recommend Rich Dolabany to anyone looking to be in the Northeastern University area!

Rachel and Joe
Burbank Street, NU Students

“Rich was very helpful to my daughter when she and her friends were looking for an apartment. As a parent, I was very much involved and he made it easy on us. I highly encourage using him.”

Melissa, Parent of NU Student
Symphony Rd.