I have mixed feelings about this realty company. One on hand, I was able to live right in Fenway for $535 a month as a tenant at will (month to month), but on the other hand, this company is devious and not to be trusted. For shared apartments, if someone moves out, they must replace themselves with a new roomate: the new roomate gives the old roomate, "first and last's month rent" which is actually going straight to the old roomate to pay them back for what they originally paid to get in. So, technically, the realty company is not involved at all. To top it off, when I eventually moved out and replaced myself, an intern was working at Joy Realty and he had no idea what he was doing. He calculated what the new roomate owed me and it was all wrong. I recommend drawing up your own contracts if you end up renting with this company.
Another downside is that they are able to raise rent whenever they like, since there are no actual lease terms. My building was also broken into on a number of occasions. The buildings they rent aren't the safest, but if you're looking to live in the middle of everything for less, give it a try!