29+ years of success selling real estate in the Boston area.
"The real estate gods have finally answered my prayers in the form of Joe Wolvek! Not only is he the consummate professional and a great person, he performs miracles. My condo had been listed for almost a year before I signed up with Joe. He was able to close the deal quickly! I was very satisfied having Joe as my seller agent and would highly recommend him to my friends and colleagues. Thanks again Joe, for making this upcoming summer a very happy and relaxing one for me and my family!"
When selling a home or condo in Boston or surrounding areas, I take great pride in the level of service and the attention to detail that I put into all of my listings, no matter the price level. Since the beginning of 2015, the great majority of my listings have sold for asking price or higher and have gone under agreement in a median 6 days on-market.
This is a result not only of my long experience in listing and selling Boston area real estate, but also the powerful local, national, and global marketing platform of Sotheby's International Realty. See some of my sold listings here.
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My goal is always to help my clients meet and exceed their real estate goals while minimizing the stress that can come with the process. The first thing we will do is to have a preliminary consultation in order to form an action plan according to your needs. Here are some endorsements of my real estate services.
Preparing your Boston home or condo for sale
One of the most effective ways to maximize the return on the sale of your home or condo is to make sure it shows as well as it possibly can. I have decades of experience in helping to prepare property for presentation. I will advise and if necessary, help manage your preparations. I also have my "A-team" of recommended vendors to work with in decluttering, repairs, painting, cleaning and staging, if necessary.
Pricing your Boston home or condo for sale...properly
I market and sell homes and condominiums in all price ranges, and it is vital to make sure that your property listing is priced correctly from the outset. Here's example of my market analysis (PDF). The most serious buyers who are ready to buy will visit your property within the first week. Our goal is to capitalize on their motivation and ideally, to create competition for your property. I will always give you a real analysis and my unvarnished opinion of price using actual data as well as my gut-level opinions based upon 29+ years of experience selling Boston homes and condos. More on pricing.
Superior marketing platform
In order to maximize property exposure, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty has an in-house marketing department that works with our agents to formulate marketing strategies and to produce marketing materials in order to showcase your property locally, nationally and globally. Services include:
Global online marketing: Be seen everywhere...from Southie to Shenzen...Your property listing will have the widest possible local, national, and global internet exposure. From Boston.com and Zillow to Wall Street Journal to Financial Times to International NY Times to Bloomberg to the South China Morning Post. Our Chinese partner, Juwai, lets all of our listings be seen behind the "Great Firewall" of China. You never know if your buyer will come from around the block or around the world. See our reach here. (not a complete list)
The finest professional photography: The art of marketing your home begins with brilliant photography and videography and detailed floor plans. Gibson Sotheby's International Realty follows strict guidelines surrounding lighting, composition, and content that guarantees that the best image of your home is distributed worldwide. Here's an example of our outstanding real estate photography.
Video tours, and Matterport 3D virtual tours. In the current COVID environment, it is vital that prospective buyers are able to get a good feel for your property in order to be able to "rule-in" or "rule out". We want all showings to be with "real" prospective buyers. And more buyers are purchasing "sight-unseen", so we need to give them the tools to be able to do that. Drone photography is available too.
Email marketing: To supplement agent·s digital marketing initiatives, Gibson Sotheby's International Realty distributes a weekly email blast promoting new listings and open houses to an audience of local brokers and consumers. Our exclusive Collections email blast is sent out weekly to our list of over 10,000 consumers and professionals.
We provide our listings with their own websites and custom URLs. They feature extensive photo galleries, floor plans, listing details, and contact links for showings. We feature these URLs in advertising in order to showcase your property. See www.83waltham.com.
This is only a partial list of services click here for a more complete list.
It is important to have an experienced professional agent to show and represent your Boston home or condo in its best light. As your listing agent, I know the property's best selling points better than anyone else (except for you, and I definitely need your help with that), and I bring my 29+ years of experience to bear by providing quality professional showings to prospective buyers.
In this COVID environment, we also want to give buyers the tools to view virtually so they can decide whether to actually view in-person, or even to buy "sight-unseen".
And it is vital to have an awareness that what comes out of your mouth during a showing can have consequences down the road. Additionally, I or if necessary, one of my team always show your property. I do not use lockboxes and do not hand off keys.
There is a litany of potential pitfalls that can derail a real estate transaction. I has a long history of transactional experience and have the know-how to avoid those pitfalls, managing your real estate transaction to its best conclusion.
Attention to detail, anticipating potential problems, and knowing how to solve them if they occur is a vital component of managing your transaction to a successful conclusion.
It's vital to have the right team members to prepare, sell, and transact a property. I have a very deep bench of preferred lenders, attorneys, inspectors, contractors, stagers and can suggest the right ones for you.