Selling Your Boston Condo

November Outlook in Boston Real Estate

Surprise! You can find November daisies amidst the fall color on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay!

The fall Boston real estate market continues to be very active, with median prices holding steady. Buyer competition on many areas is still intense. How can you as a seller give yourself the opportunity to sell above asking price with a low number of days on market? (Hint: It isnt about baking cookies for the open house) Read more.

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    Are All Realtors the Same?

    It's springtime! The crocuses are popping up, the weather is warming up, and the Boston real estate market is on fire.

    If you've been thinking of selling your property, this is a great time to do it. We are entering the busiest period of the year, in the busiest year we've seen in a while.

    So I know you've been thinking, "Aren't all Realtors the same?" and maybe even, "What, exactly, am I paying this guy for?" Don't deny it. I know you have.

    So what do I do, exactly? This is what I do.

    And here are a bunch of endorsements. People like me! They really do!

    I have 29+ years of success and hundreds of transactions and happy clients. The great majority of my listings in the last five years have gone under agreement in under a week, at or above asking price. Please get in touch!

    Under Agreement! Back Bay 2 Bed Condo Listed at $1,599,000

    Mygorgeous 1,425 square foot 2 bed 2 bath Back Bay penthouse went under agreement in under a week for over the asking price.This home featuresone of the biggest, best private roofdecks on a brownstone in Boston. The 1,000 square foot+- Trex deck has its own kitchen, hot tub, shower, headhouse entry, and of course, views!All on one level, this home has sun exposure on 3 sides through recently replaced windows. The large open living-dining room has bay window, re-lined fireplace, and skylights. The open plan stainless kitchen has new quartz counters and island. This home has wood floors throughout, central A/C, and a marble en-suite master bath with jacuzzi. The large, sunny corner master bedroom has huge walk-in custom closet. Theres a great sized second bedroom, too.See photos and details for94 St. Botolph, #5.You might think that good condo sale results like these are a given in this market, but theyre not. They are contingent upon accurate pricing, quality professional showings, expert transaction management, and the best and widest possible marketing. Good results require anexperienced Realtor who can, and will, effectively and proactively market and sell your property.If you have been thinking of sellingyour Boston condo or home, please get in touch with me. I've been helping people buy and sell Boston real estate for 25years, and I understandthe pitfalls that can derail a real estate transaction. I always make it my business toproactively deal with these issues.Heres what you shouldknow aboutselling your Boston home or condo.If you haveany questions about buying or selling Boston real estate,call me at617-584-9790. Or click the blue button below to email me.  Boston real estate 

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    Under Agreement! Back Bay 1 Bed Condo with Roofdeck Listed at $899,000

    One Charles condos BostonMy fabulous 725 square foot 1 bed 1 bath Back Bay condo went under agreement in under a week. It went under agreement for cash with no contingencies without ever going on the market, and for the highest $ per square foot sold at One Charles to date.This home at One Charles, #401, features a 300+/- square foot private terrace. Located in a luxury full service building, it is right near the Boston Public Garden at the confluence of Back Bay, South End, Midtown, and Beacon Hill.Here's more about the One Charles condo building.You might think that good condo sale results like these are a given in this market, but theyre not. They are contingent upon accurate pricing, quality professional showings, expert transaction management, and the best and widest possible marketing. Good results require anexperienced Realtor who can, and will, effectively and proactively market and sell your property.If you have been thinking of sellingyour Boston condo or home, please get in touch with me. Ive been helping people buy and sell Boston real estate for 25years, and I understandthe pitfalls that can derail a real estate transaction. I always make it my business toproactively deal with these issues.Heres what you shouldknow aboutselling your Boston home or condo.If you haveany questions about buying or selling Boston real estate,call me at617-584-9790. Or click the blue button below to email me.  Boston real estate 

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    Under Agreement! Back Bay 2 Bed Condo with Commonwealth Ave Views Listed at $1,200,000

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    Under agreement in five days for over asking price! My Back Bay 2 bed condo listing on the first block of Commonwealth Avenue steps from the Public Garden had multiple offers.

    Situated in an immaculately maintained brownstone, this superbly renovated home features classic Back Bay elements while also offering modern amenities. There are new hardwood floors throughout, a beautifully renovated quartz/stainless kitchen with Electrolux and Bosh appliances, fabulous Back Bay-Comm Ave Mall views, recessed lighting, original marble mantel, and custom built-ins.

    See more photos and details for 34 Commonwealth Avenue, #3.

    If youre planning to sell your Boston area home or condo, take advantage of the widest possible exposure for your property to the most highly qualified clientele in the world. As Associate Director of Sales, a longtime South End resident, and a 28+ year sales associate, I combine my local expertise with the powerful global marketing resources of Sothebys International Realty.You can view my recent sales and listings here.If you have questions about buying or selling Boston real estate, please call me at  617-584-9790, or send me an email via the link below. 

    Under Agreement! Avon Hill Cambridge 3 Bed Condo with Deck $1,150,000

    My Avon Hill Cambridge 3 bed 2 bath home in a recently renovated 1875 Victorian is under agreement. This home's wall of windows and multiple new skylights provide treetop views and bright sunlight. The kitchen has gleaming white wood cabinets and stainless Bosch and Fischer & Paykel appliances, and opens onto the dedicated dining area as well as to a walk-out deck.See more photos, 3D tour, and details for40 Mt. Pleasant Street, #4.A quick successful condo or home sale takes experienced sales representation, quality professional showings, the highest quality marketing, and expert transaction management.If youre planning to sell your Boston area home or condo, take advantage of the widest possible exposure for your property to the most highly qualified clientele in the world. As Associate Director of Sales, a longtime South End resident, and a 28+ year sales associate, I combine my local expertise with the powerful global marketing resources of Sothebys International Realty.You can view myrecent sales and listingshere.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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    Sold! South End 3 Bed Condo with Private Deck $890,000

    My 1059+- SF 3 bed/2 bath impeccable South End condo with private deck and central AC at 570 Massachusetts Avenue, #3, went for very close to asking price after 13 days on market. This is a second story floor-through home with an extra-wide floorplate. The large living-dining room features a fireplace with marble mantel, period mirror, crown moldings, and medallion.The beautiful kitchen has tons of cabinet space, granite counters, and recessed lighting. The large master bedroom leads to private deck.Results like this are not a given in any market. It takes experienced sales representation, quality professional showings, the highest quality marketing, and expert transaction management.

    If youre planning to sell your Boston area home or condo, take advantage of the widest possible exposure for your property to the most highly qualified clientele in the world. As Associate Director of Sales, a longtime South End resident, and a 25+ year sales associate, I combine my local expertise with the powerful global marketing resources of Sothebys International Realty.You can view myrecent sales and listingshere.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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    Under Agreement! Charlestown 2 Bed 1.5 Bath Condo with Private Roofdeck

    My pristine 800 square foot 2 bedroom 1.5 bath condominium listing at 360 Bunker Hill Street, #2, listed at $659,000, went under agreement for over asking price after the first day of showings. This home is located at the top of Bunker Hill, with beautiful direct views of Doherty Park. It has very high ceilings throughout, and a spacious living room great for entertaining, with beautiful wide pine floors, bay window and gas fireplace. The living room is open to the kitchen which has granite counters, stainless appliances, and cherry shaker cabinets. The large sunny master bedroom features solid birch floors and additional space for office or sitting area. Best of all, this unit includes a private roof deck with spectacular views!By the time I put this listing on the market last week, I had adopted a No Open Houses: By Appointment Only policy. On my day of scheduled showings, I followed a protocol of only one buyer party at a time with time enough time in between showings to disinfect common surfaces. People were provided with hand sanitizer at the door and asked to use it. They were also asked not to touch anything. I stayed in one corner of the main living area to provide distance between us.By the next day, we had multiple over-asking price offers and accepted one of them that evening.See more photos and details for360 Bunker Hill Street, #2.Results like this are not a given, even in a sellers market. It takes experienced sales representation, quality professional showings, the highest quality marketing, and expert transaction management.If youre planning to sell your Boston area home or condo, take advantage of the widest possible exposure for your property to the most highly qualified clientele in the world. As Associate Director of Sales, a longtime South End resident, and a 25+ year sales associate, I combine my local expertise with the powerful global marketing resources of Sothebys International Realty. Im also currently exploring ways of using video technology to virtually show properties to those buyers who prefer not to personally enter homes right now.You can view myrecent sales and listingshere.If youhavequestions about buying or selling Boston real estate, please call me at617-584-9790, or send me an email via the link below. Boston real estate 

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    Yes, It's Still a Good Time to Sell Your Boston Condo or Home

    Boston condo supply demand #BostonCondos #BostonRealEstateYou might be tired of hearing me say it, but it's still true. If you've been thinking of selling your Boston home or condo, this isa good time!Thegraph above showsthe number of Boston residential units that wentunder agreement for purchase (in grey) in the 30-day period ending September 15, 2016. It also shows how many listings were available (in blue) at the end of that period.You can see that this new phase of low supply began in 2013. It has remainedlow every year since then. The norm prior tothen looked more like what you see in the year 2011.Comparing the numberof properties going under agreement withthe number of properties available, we get what is calledtheabsorption rate. The rate is considered in terms ofmonths of supply. Most analysts consider a three-month supply to be a balanced market. When supply is low, there's upward pressure onprices. For the last year or more, Boston has been hovering roughly between about a 1to a1.4 month supply. In mid-September, it has bumped up toa 2.13months supply.This little bump in inventory will likely mean a bitless competition for buyers. That said, its still a historically low inventory of Boston condos and homes, making it a great market for sellers. If a property is 1) priced correctly, 2) shows well, and 3) is well-located, it can go under agreement very quickly for favorable terms.I always like to emphasize how its still very important to price it right from the start, no matter what the market is like. When I list yourhome, my goal is to capitalize on the motivation of serious buyers, and those are the buyers who will visit the listing within the first couple of weeks it is on market. Iwant to make sure youll get them through your front door.Pricing your Boston home correctly isone of four vital components to selling with a good outcome.An experienced broker who knows the market well willhelp you to 1) understand the value of your home in the marketplaceand how to price it, 2)expose your home to the widest possible group of qualified buyers, and 3) show and represent your home in the best possible light.Most importantly, a trusted brokercan give yousound guidance through the potential pitfalls that can, and do,derail real estate transactions.For more than 24 years, I have helped people buyhomes and condominiums in Boston and its suburbs.I have developed anextensive knowledge of the many issues involved in the local real estate market.Ifyouhave been thinking about selling your Boston home or condo, or have questions about buying or selling Boston real estate, pleasecall me at617-584-9790. Or email me with a click ofthe blue button. Boston real estate 

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    Under Agreement! South End 2 Bed with Private Deck Listed at $999,900

    South End 2 bed condoMy immaculate South End 2 bed condo listing with private deck went under agreement in 2 days for over the asking price.This home features a spacious open concept living room with front-facing bay windows overlooking Ringgold Park and Street. There are beautiful built-in bookshelves, fireplace, very high ceilings, and recessed lighting. It opens to a modern kitchen with gas cooking, granite counters, breakfast bar, and stainless appliances.The spacious master bedroom accommodates a king-size bed with plenty of additional space. The bedroom has a gas fireplace, custom built-in closet, and walk-out access to private deck. There is an ample second bedroom. The luxurious bath has a marble surround. Gleaming wood floors and recessed lighting are throughout the home. See photos and details for70 Waltham Street, #2.You might think that good condo sale results like these are a given in this market, but they're not. They are contingent upon accurate pricing, quality professional showings, expert transaction management, and the best and widest possible marketing. Good results require anexperienced Realtor who can, and will, effectively and proactively market and sell your property.If you have been thinking of sellingyour Boston condo or home, please get in touch. I have been helping people buy and sell Boston real estate for just about 25years, and I understandthe pitfalls that can derail a real estate transaction. I always make it my business toproactively deal with these issues.Heres what you shouldknow aboutselling your Boston home or condo.If you haveany questions about buying or selling Boston real estate,call me at617-584-9790. Or click the blue button below to email me.  Boston real estate 

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