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Achieving Real Estate Dreams is What I Love to Do

In my three decades working in Boston real estate, I've helped hundreds of clients sell homes and investment properties. I help my clients meet and exceed their real estate goals while minimizing the stress that can come with the process.

For my seller clients, selling your Boston condo or home is my number one business priority. This is what I do and what I love. My strength is in maximizing demand for your property, as well as in negotiation and transaction management. I can also give you good advice on pricing. Here's how I approach pricing a Boston home or condo for sale. My goal is to help you maximize your chances of a best-price, best-terms, best-timeline real estate sale.

Here are some of my recent listings and sales.

For my buyer clients, I honor my duty to advocate for you and you alone, to help you find the correct home or condo for you, and not advocate for any other entity. Here are some of the ways a buyer agent is legally obligated to you, the buyer.

I'd love to help you achieve your real estate dreams. The first thing I do is have a preliminary consultation with you in order to form an action plan according to your needs. Please get in touch so we can begin!

Here are some endorsements of my real estate services.

You can call me at 617-584-9790, or email joe.wolvek@gibsonsir.com.

 

 

 

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    This spectacular custom Tudor Revival home is listed by Louisa Aguiar of my affiliate Sothebys office, LIV Sothebys International Realty. Nestled on 2.53 acres, it has breathtaking views of Pikes Peak and the surrounding mountain vistas. This one of a kind home offers peace, privacy, beauty and sophistication. Beautiful craftsmanship, masonry, woodwork, and whimsical features compliment every space, including reclaimed hand made French clay tile throughout the high-end kitchen, utility room, sunroom, and mudroom; antique stained glass, antique lighting & chandeliers, 6 gorgeous fireplaces, 100 year old reclaimed glass, and veranda with Sonos surround sound system that expands throughout the house. Grand arches are seen throughout the home along with custom paneling, woodwork, and 100 year old Dutch hand carving.The many features include a large master suite, large 4 car garage, cedar closet, fire retardant system, water softener, in-floor heating, perimeter sprinkler system, drip water system for flower beds, in-ground fertilizer, private vault, 2 heated pet rooms with pet doors opening to two separate yards, central vac and more!The Cathedral Pines Colorado Springs community residents can enjoy the neighborhoods 450 acres of parks, open space, eight miles of trails, multiple ponds, water features and picnic areas.See more photos and details for 4340 Foxchase Way, Colorado Springs, CO.I can handle your real estate needs here in Boston as well as globally. As always, if you have questions about buying or selling homes in Boston or beyond, please call me at617-584-9790, or send me an email via the link below. Boston real estate 

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    Boston Real Estate: Keep Your Pipes from Freezing this Winter

    Freezing pipes BostonIf you're in Boston right now, you know it's colder than cold out there. There's an excellent Boston Globe article from Winter 2016 that seems especially appropriate right now. It'sabout keeping pipes from freezing, something that is important for a homeowner, or prospective homeowner, to pay attention to during cold spells:

    As freezing water expands, it causes the pressure inside the pipes to increase, often resulting in a pipe break. A pipe will not usually burst at the frozen part, but somewhere between the freeze and the faucet.

    In the article, Globe correspondent Rob Robillard explains how to avoid frozen pipes, and what to do if your pipes do burst.Read the Boston Globe's Ask the Carpenter: How to Keep Your Pipes from Freezing.If youhavequestions about buying or selling Boston real estate, please call me at617-584-9790, orsend me an email via the linkbelow. Boston real estate 

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    New Smoke Alarm Rules for Older Massachusetts Homes

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    "The new rules provide thatwhen homes built before 1975 are sold, the house must be equipped with smoke detectors with a 10-year life span. These detectors are sold as 10 year sealed lithium battery power smoke alarms. They can be found at your local Home Depot or hardware store.Also remember thatcurrent rulesrequire photoelectric detectors covering the area within 20 feet of a kitchen or bathroom containing a bathtub or shower. The 10 year sealed detectors are sold with both photoelectric and the older ionization technologies..."

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