How to choose a good listing agent

Q: What does an exclusive buyer’s agent like me know about the work of a seller’s agent? A: Almost everything. 2020: If you are considering selling an empty house, now is a very good time to sell. There are many sellers who can't sell now, because they are living in the house and do not want

By |2020-07-23T06:53:56-04:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: thinking of selling?, Brokers and Buyers|Tags: , , , |

Real estate economy, 2019 prediction

What will house hunting look like this year, around Boston? The local real estate economy follows the national economy. The National Association of Realtors® expects home sales to flatten and home prices to continue to increase, though at a slower pace. Our local market is behaving just the way I told you it would last October.  What

By |2020-08-12T12:08:04-04:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Market data and conditions|Tags: , , |

Under-pricing and bidding wars, 2014

At most social occasions, I have been getting a lot of sympathy these days. “Are you OK?” they ask, expecting tales of bankruptcy and nervous breakdown. “I hear there are ten offers on every property and everything sells for $50,000 above asking price.” The stories are true, but they are not true. Some properties are

By |2016-12-28T14:01:11-05:00July 16th, 2014|Categories: Market data and conditions, Negotiating|Tags: , , , |