selling a home: No Mind Reading Needed to Find the Right Home for Sale - 06/29/13 11:02 PM
2-Step Method to Find the Right Acton Home for Sale
It was fascinating reading: especially if you currently have, or are looking for, an Acton home for sale. The New York Times’ headline was “After You Read the Listings, Your Agent Reads You.” 
I thought that sounded sort of hokey — especially since I’m one of the agents who is supposed to be doing the ‘reading.’
I had to agree with one of the signs for reading a client’s reaction to a given home for sale. If their “progress from the hall…through the living room…through the dining room…to the kitchen takes 30 to 45 … (2 comments)

selling a home: WHY THE NEWEST LISTINGS FOR ACTON SOMETIMES...AREN'T!! - 02/24/13 08:22 PM
Why the Newest listings for Acton Sometimes…Aren’t!
You are doing some serious house-hunting. 
You’ve been Googling ‘newest Acton MA listings’, but when you click on the most popular sites, somehow the ‘newest Acton listings’ are the same ones you’ve seen before. Worse, some of them turn out to have been sold! Or the price was wrong! Or the agent isn’t even the agent anymore!
What is going on? Doesn’t Google (or Bing, or Yahoo!) promise to show you sites with the newest listings in Acton? How can the most popular sites (at the top of their results page: Zillow,, Trulia) be … (1 comments)

selling a home: Home Prices Predictions: Reliable for Acton Homeowners? - 02/22/13 08:57 PM
Home Prices Predictions: Reliable for Acton Homeowners?
Who doesn’t want to know what will happen in the future? That’s a very small group, for sure, since good planning is a cornerstone of good management -- for households as well as for organizations of every kind.
So, whenever Acton,MA homeowners see headlines like “Home Prices Up ‘Unsustainable’ 5.9% in 2012,” above a MarketWatch article that explains that price growth is expected to slow, they probably would like to gauge the reliability of the forecasters. 
In this case, MarketWatch is part of the relatively stalwart Wall Street Journal, so credibility goes up. But … (2 comments)

selling a home: The Best Day for Listing Your Acton Home is.... - 02/10/13 08:12 PM
The Best Day for Listing Your Acton Home is…
“Mansion” is the Wall Street Journal’s entry into the high-end real estate magazine world. Well, not quite a magazine -- it’s an extra section they run on Fridays. It’s a nice diversion for those who want to read about really rich people selling their properties. More than that, it could actually be an important source of information if you decide to buy a vineyard in the middle of Los Angeles (Bel-Air, actually -- that one was featured last week).  
It was another article that caught my eye on Friday, … (0 comments)

selling a home: Acton Bathroom Remodels Can Boost Sale Value - 01/31/13 09:36 PM
Acton Bathroom Remodels Can Boost Sale Value
Though things are looking up in real estate these days, selling a home in Acton is as demanding as ever. As in any serious business proposition, looking for ways to increase the value of your offering will always pay dividends. 
One of the major ways you can make your own Acton home more marketable is to do a bathroom remodel. It’s always a key focus for prospective buyers…and yes, it does sound like a lot of work (and a lot of money) -- but there are a number of ways you can cut … (0 comments)

selling a home: Selling an Acton House Starts with Some Basics! - 01/31/13 12:08 AM
Selling a Local House Starts with Some Basics
According to a recent survey, nine out of ten REALTORS® believe that clients who make improvements before selling a house are more likely to secure a successful sale. Why, you may wonder, would anyone take the trouble to run a survey to discover anything that obvious? Possibly because of a follow-up question Realty Times came up with: 65.9% of real estate agents – virtually two out of three – agree that a common mistake among homeowners is not making "the right" home improvements for the local market. 
Uh-oh! Remodeling in the wrong … (1 comments)