Selling Your Boston Home

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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    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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    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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    Boston Condo Median Prices Still Moving Upwards

    Boston median condo pricesWhile the median price for a condo in Boston has been rising steadily since 2010, this past year saw a 16.2% riseaccording to a new Boston Globe article. To be fair, a few brand new luxury buildings were responsible for some of that spike. The $1 million-plus and the $2 million-plus niches jumped considerably because virtually all ofthe roughly 420 closings at the uber-luxurious Millennium Tower finalized.My most recent market research shows thatfrom January 1-February 15, 2016 to the same time period this year there was a jump of 15.11% in median prices for Boston condos and single family homes combined. And in the $1 million-plus category, there was a increase in closings of 13.33% over last year in that time frame. In the $2 million-plus category, closingsincreased by 12.5%.While those high-end closings did play a big role, there's another importantfactor that drives prices up low inventory. As of February 15 of this year, Boston condos are back down to a 1.3 month supply (analysts consider a 3 month supply to be a balanced market). After finally cracking a 2 month supply last September, it's been headed back down. We are still seeing historically low inventory.If you'd like to see my exciting charts and graphs illustrating these and other local real estate market trends, here they are.Read the Boston Globe's Condo Sales Hit Lofty Heights Last Year in Boston.If you've been thinking about putting your Boston condo or home on the market, it's still a good time.If a property is priced correctly, shows well, and is well-located, it can go under agreement quickly. As always, no matter what the market is like,its still important to price it right from the start.Believe it or not, the Boston real estate spring market is already heating up. If you're considering selling your property and have questions, please feel free to get in touch.I have helped people buyhomes and condominiums in Boston and its suburbs for 25years.I have developed anextensive knowledge of the city, neighborhoods, buildings, people, and the many issues involved in the local real estate market. I would love to hear from you. Boston real estate 

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    Sold! Unrenovated Back Bay/South End 2 Bed Condo $649,000

    Selling Your Boston condoMywell-located 686 square foot Back Bay/South End 2 bed condo listingat 11 Follen Street, #1went for asking price at $649,000.Situated on quiet, tree-lined Follen Street abutting the Southwest Corridor Park, this home is close to both Copley and the Pru, as well as the best shopping and restaurants in the Back Bay and South End.

    Results like this are not a given, even in this hot seller's market. It takes experienced sales representation, quality professional showings, the highest quality marketing, and expert transaction management.If you're 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 Sotheby's International Realty.You can view my recent sales and listings here.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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    Selling Your Boston Condo or Home: Pricing it Right

    Boston Real EstateThe most important decision you make when listing your Boston condo or home for sale is how to price it.Even in this sellers' market, overpricing your property has serious consequences.To understand how best to price a residential property, I find relevant homes and condos that have sold, are pending, or are available. These properties being studied are known as comparables.While I analyze similarities or differences in neighborhood, square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and more, this process also considers the type of building a unit is located in, its placement within the building, renovations that have been done, how much light there is, how high the ceilings are, what parking options there are, how the local real estate market is currently behaving, and more.Your home will attract the most motivated buyers as soon as it goes on market. If its priced too high, you will not get those serious buyers in tosee it. If you don't get those folks in, that's a serious problem.I have been making these analyses for more than two decades. Whether your property is located in BostonsSouth End,Back Bay,Beacon Hill,South Boston,Waterfront,North End,oranyof the core downtown neighborhoods or surrounding communities, I can give you good advice on pricing.In the past 12 months, my listings have sold for an average of 103% of their asking price, with 4 median days on market until an offer was accepted.What is your property worth?In my 25 years in the Boston real estate market, Ive made it my priority to develop anextensive knowledge of the city, neighborhoods, buildings, people, and the many issues involved in the local real estate market.Doyou have questions about buying or selling Boston real estate?Please call me at617-584-9790, or email me by clicking the blue button below.  Boston real estate 

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