Looking Back, Moving Ahead

Spring 2021 is here. The pace is picking up. And real estate’s busy season—something we weren’t sure we’d see again—is actually on a roll. It’s been a time, hasn’t it? 2020 was a testing year for all of us. As the unimaginable global pandemic set in, we all had to face the fundamental truth that…

The Art of Pricing a Home

I’ve often said that pricing a home is an art, not a science. And now, in Boston, that’s even more true than it has ever been.  It’s too soon to make sweeping generalizations about the market in this re-opening phase, but what can be said is that the market is being unpredictable and quirky.  …

Is Everyone Leaving the City?

The short answer? No. Not everyone is leaving the city. Yes, some people are making the decision to leave for a variety of reasons, but it’s not all because of the current health situation impacting our world.   You’ve heard me say many times that, for most people, real estate decisions are frequently tied to…

What’s Changed in Real Estate?

As businesses are re-opening and the population is becoming accustomed to going about their daily activities with precautions and social distancing, the real estate market has picked back up from where it left off in late March.   But, of course, things look different.   Now, we wear masks, gloves and booties when entering properties…

Should I sell my home now?

Times being what they are, it’s hardly surprising that we’re fielding innumerable calls from panicked clients asking they should sell their homes immediately. It’s understandable. Anyone who was even thinking about selling—and certainly anyone who had already begun preparations—is feeling the pressure of financial news that seems to worsen by the day. Exactly how it…

Is Off-Market the Best Market?

Off-market listings can be considered exclusive or dare I say…sexy, but let me share a cautionary tale with you:   Recently, one of our sellers asked us to try to sell their home off-market. We took great pains to explain the downside of doing this. However, they assured us they understood the risks, and insisted…