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Top Five Mistakes Sellers Make

It can be a tough market for selling a home, but those conditions can get even worse if sellers aren’t careful. While a seller doesn’t control the real estate market, their actions can significantly contribute to how long and how much their home is sold for. Underestimating Cleaning Up: It may seem obvious, but I […]

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Should I Renovate or Sell As Is?

When prospective home sellers invite me for a consultation, the most common question is not,”What is my home’s value?” but, “Should I renovate or sell the house as is?” Several considerations are made to answer the questions of renovating or selling as-is.  At the top of the list is the local real estate market conditions. […]

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3 Tips to Negotiate Real Estate Commission

It’s a common situation all real estate agents experience. We are discussing the benefits of our services with a perspective seller, and the commission bomb is dropped: “Is the commission negotiable,” the homeowner asks. “Some agents will do this for 4%,” is another comment I hear often in Brighton. While most agents fear the commission […]

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Bathroom Renovation and Resale Value for Your Condo

Tight space, tight budget, and the fear of sinking money you won’t get back.  Bathroom renovation resale value is not always 100%.  When getting ready to sell your Boston condo, you can make small inexpensive changes with a big impact. A bathroom is a small space which can make or break a sale.  If it’s […]

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Brighton MA Condos: 2012 Market Summary

Brighton MA real estate picked up steam in 2012, and here are the numbers to prove it. Below notice how both the number of sales and prices in Brighton MA have gone up, while the average days of market sank by nearly 40%.  The average sale price to list price ratio is also up, meaning […]

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Holiday Shopping: Boston Real Estate

One of the best examples of a self-fulfilling prophecy is in the seasonality of the Boston real estate market.  Every year, as Thanksgiving approaches, home sellers ask me, “Does it make sense to put the home on market now? There are no buyers looking.” From potential home buyers I hear, “ Should we wait until Spring to buy?  […]

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Zen and the Art of Increasing Your Home’s Value

Raising two kids and running two businesses, our home can get very messy, very fast.  I used to easily fall into feeling overwhelmed and crowded in my own home, thinking it’s time to move and find more space.  My temporary solution would be to do some cleaning-up, weeding out and organizing to feel better. But […]

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Brighton Condo Inventory and Time on Market

This is not the first post I am writing about Brighton condo market getting tighter.  A few weeks ago I wrote about dwindling inventory of condos available for sale and the huge drop in time on market, which I named, “Brighton Feels like 2004.” Inventory and days on market go hand in hand.  These indicators […]

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