boston area quick move in homes: West Newton MA 17 Llewellyn Colonial Home for Sale - 03/27/12 11:18 PM
17 Llewelin Rd, West Newton, MA Colonial home for sale
Part of the charm of living in New England is the Center entrance Colonial homes.  Their stature, their sturdy and recognizable a Colonial home and New England are synonymous.  17 Llewellyn Rd in West Newton is a great example. West Newton is a great part of Newton.  There are parks, and restaurants, and shopping and church all within walking distance. The streets are lined with interesting and varied Colonial homes.  Burnished wood floors, fireplaces, space for office,  formal dining room, Open Kitchen and Family Room, Back Deck, Garage and yard, but … (2 comments)

boston area quick move in homes: West Roxbury, MA City address with Suburban feel - 03/14/12 05:34 AM
West Roxbury, MA  is a Boston City address with Suburban feel.  West Roxbury is located in Boston's southwest corner.  It was originally part of the town of Roxbury when that town was separate from Boston.  Today West Roxbury is known for it's civic activism and neighborhood feel.  Many of the cities homes are occupied by the cities police and fire professionals.  There is a great deal of youth programming available for the kids in this area.  The streets are tree lined and all the single family homes make up the feel of living in a suburban neighborhood.  Centre Street anchors the … (0 comments)

boston area quick move in homes: Boston Back Bay Condominium Market Report Jan 2012 - 02/16/12 04:34 AM
Boston Back Bay Condominium Market Report Jan 2012.  The Back Bay of Boston is one of the nicest places in the city and the condo's are coveted properties.  There are 210 properties last month that were Active, Under Agreement, Sold, Expired or Canceled.  That is not a large number and so the best ones will always go quickly.  The average price is skewing up with the Days on Market skewing down and this is well before the Spring frenzy.  The list price to sale price is is a very healthy 97%.  All this indicates that the market is turning around in … (1 comments)

boston area quick move in homes: Boston, Back Bay, Condominium housing report Nov 2011 - 12/12/11 11:30 PM
Boston, Back Bay, Condominium housing report Nov 2011.  With 226 Condos in the market this month we see that that Days on Market is going up, the average price going up, the average sale price coming down and this is all normal for this time of year.  Seasonally affected sales traditionally go down in November, but will rise a bit in December as people will rush to get in under the tax year.  You can bet the sellers are willing to offer appropriate concessions if buyers are reasonable.  There has been a bit too much unreasonableness out there this year.  … (2 comments)

boston area quick move in homes: Best Friends with Home Benefits, Weston MA 02493 - 10/06/11 08:50 AM
 437 South Avenue Weston MA 02493
The unique property at 437 South Avenue in Weston is tailor made for best friends.  Imagine two homes on the same large lot.  Separate and far enough apart for comfort and privacy, but still on the same large lot.  This unique property has a second home that was grandfathered into this property years ago. The benefit is that you can have your best friend right next door and two homes for the price of a nice single family home in Weston.
Truth be told, this property with the two homes is now the best … (8 comments)

boston area quick move in homes: When the biggest and best is what you want…Wayland, MA 01778 - 10/03/11 05:06 AM
14 Overlook Road, Wayland, MA 01776 Kitchen
14 Overlook Road in Wayland, MA 01778 is one of the biggest and best homes in this nice neighborhood.  It boasts 7000 square feet of living space, 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms with two of them masters, a 3 car heated garage that is wonderful in the winter, two kitchens one of them in a fully finished basement suitable for large parties.  All wood floors, all the best appliances and fixtures there was no expense spared in this home.  What is an advantage for the buyer is that the seller, a well known developer, … (3 comments)

boston area quick move in homes: It’s all about ME! First Time Home Buyers - 09/27/11 10:46 AM
Posted on September 24, 2011 by Larry Lawfer  
Tudor, Milton MA 02186
It’s all about ME! So many real estate agents think of this as true.  It is about their commission, their good listings, their lead generation and systems and they are so wrong.  Someone who is focused on the “me” looses out on their capacity to listen to their clients and give them exactly what they want. The “me” agent cares little for anything but themselves and therein lies the problem.
ME is the phrase I define as the Motivation towards Excellence.  Each and every day I approach … (0 comments)

boston area quick move in homes: MOTIVATED SELLER DROPS PRICE- WESTON, MA 02493 - 09/24/11 05:09 AM
 437 South Avenue, Weston, MA 02493 Price Reduced
MOTIVATED SELLER DROPS PRICE TO LOWEST IN WESTON per sq ft. 2 Homes on one large lot.  Families with older independent parents looking to live close, families with grown children starting out, investor family wishing to rent the carriage house, this unique property is perfect for you.  1.38 acres of landscaped property this listing is just one of the homes (See MLS 71273984).  Homes have many updates and have just been refreshed.  This home has 2053 of square footage and is located right by WHS. The second home has over 1600 sq feet … (3 comments)

boston area quick move in homes: No good deed goes unpunished. - 08/16/11 02:34 AM
193 Beacon Back Bay Boston MA
38 people moved through one of my listings open houses in one day several months ago.  We got our buyer in the first week and under agreement in 13 days.  Shortly thereafter one of the people who viewed the property came to me to represent him as his buyers agent to acquire a similar property. All good.  We located a number of properties and made an offer on one of them.  This buyer is a first time buyer and at the age of 50 he decided it was about time he stopped living … (7 comments)

boston area quick move in homes: The summer wanes, the break is over - 08/10/11 12:31 AM
437 South Street, Weston, MA
Hi folks,  How has your summer been?  Mine has been wonderful thanks and along the way I have learned so much about the real estate industry.  I had to go quiet for some time here to allow my strategic work to be completed.  Right now I am in the beginning process of redoing my websites to create more of what I want and need out of them.
In real estate websites serve a variety of purposes.  Lead generation, engagement with your audience, an opportunity to speak directly to your clients and prospects on an “always on” … (18 comments)

boston area quick move in homes: Production versus Prospecting balance - 07/01/11 02:00 AM
Blogging every day for a year and a half forced me to read and respond to issues within our industry. The result is getting to know more on a daily basis and I love it.  Here on Active Rain are some of the best minds in the industry and you can read them daily.  Having a problem with a particular issue, Short Sale, Marketing unusual properties, paperwork, anything about our industry you can search and find someone who has written about it.  I have not been writing with the same fervor this last month because after focusing on growth of my … (4 comments)

boston area quick move in homes: What do you want? A real estate story. - 06/24/11 02:00 AM
Do you know what you want?  Can you be clear to someone else what it is you want?  How do you define that?  In terms of real estate it starts in your mind.  Are you thinking of the rooms and amenities, or are you thinking of the location and accessibility?  Price is always a consideration, but how you define price can differ.  One of the truisms of real estate is that you live with the payment, you don’t live with the price. What this means is that you live with what you have to pay each month and it is that … (2 comments)

boston area quick move in homes: Dedham, MA 02026 Single Family Housing Market Report May 2011 - 06/09/11 07:42 AM
5 Whiting Avenue Dedham MA 02026
This is the May 2011 housing report, Dedham, MA 02026 Single Family Housing Market Report May 2011.  As with the surrounding towns Dedham had a whole lot more property come on the market.  This gives the buyers more choice and can compare more specifically.  It can push down the price, it also may not.  Remember the buyer determines the price they are willing to offer.  I like the average time on market for sold homes to be going down while the other DOM (Days on Market) statistics are staying high.  Not that a high number … (0 comments)

boston area quick move in homes: Needham, MA 02492 Single Family Housing Market Report May 2011 - 06/09/11 07:40 AM
1141 Great Plain Avenue, Needham, MA 02492
A statistical look at Needham, MA 02492 Single Family Housing Market Report May 2011. On a total volume of MLS (mlspin) statistics for the month of May there were 221 houses in the below listed categories.  That matches the activity in the surrounding communities and really indicates a certain stability as we move through the Spring market.
Single Family Active Listings: 145       Average List Price: $1,119,526     Average Market Time: 121.07
Single Family Under Agreement Listings: 29       Average List Price: $822,250     Average Market Time: 40.10

boston area quick move in homes: Wellesley, MA 02481 Single Family Housing Market Report May 2011 - 06/06/11 12:07 AM
This Wellesley, MA Single Family housing marketing report covers all the single family activity for the month of May, 2011.  As you begin to follow these statistics you can spot the trends that will be reported on in several months in the media. This report comes from the MLS listings for all of Wellesely. The average prices for the sold homes are considerably lower than those active on the market.  It will be interesting to see if these numbers come down through the end of this spring and through the summer. That would be a pattern that would have been considered … (2 comments)

boston area quick move in homes: Available Land in Brockton for Development - 06/02/11 10:00 AM
04 Alger Street, Brockton, MA
Large land sales in Brockton, MA are few and far between.  Right now off Alger Street in East Boston there is more than 21 Acres of land for sale. This land is zoned Residential and Agriculture which leaves it open for a variety of uses.  This land has been a working farm for many years and grew all kinds of local vegetables.  Corn, tomatoes, lettuces, cucumbers, apples, berries of various kinds and types were just part of what they offered at the farm stand that was one of the first places many Brockton kids worked over … (1 comments)

boston area quick move in homes: Who Moved my Fun? - 05/26/11 08:44 AM
Buying a home, selling a home, looking for homes, avoiding the home are all emotional activities.  They are also business and need to also be a strategic and planned process along with the emotional.  There has never been a better time to be in business, especially the business of buying and selling homes.  Now is the time all indications point to it.  Interest rates at a level not seen since the Eisenhower Days.  The average interest rate since 1972 is 8.92%. In this period of time the average rate is twice what the rate is today.  NOW is the TIME to … (0 comments)

boston area quick move in homes: Needham, MA 02492, 02494 Housing Market Reports-April 2011 - 05/09/11 01:28 AM
Needham, MA 02492, 02494 Housing Market Reports-April 2011 There are so many ways to look at meaningful statistics that can provide you valuable information in your due diligence method for valuing homes and real estate in the Needham, MA 02492, 02494 Single Family Housing Market Reports-April 2011. This report outlines the month of March 2011 in Needham, MA 02492, 02494 real estate market. 233 Country Way, Needham Market Report April 2011
132 Houses Actively on the Market in Needham, MA 02492, 02494
25 Houses have been Sold in Needham, MA 02492, 02494
35 Houses Under Agreement in Needham, MA … (3 comments)

boston area quick move in homes: Going, GOing, GONE, Strategy for sales - 04/27/11 02:37 AM
I want to share a strategy that is working for me in this current market.  I read earlier today that Case Shiller tells us that prices for homes have dropped again in my area (Boston, MA) to a level below last year.  I read another article that said more people are renting than buying.  Another article about Bank investments showing a loss and investors leaving this market seems like a trifecta of bad news, but that is not what I am seeing and hearing on the street.  While prices may be a bit lower than the inflated numbers of 2007 and … (5 comments)

boston area quick move in homes: JUST LISTED-193 Beacon Street, Boston MA 02116 - 04/25/11 02:45 AM
193 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02116 Back Bay Condominium
193 Beacon Street, Boston MA 02116 was put on the market yesterday.  Tomorrow is a Broker’s Open House from 11-1.  A light luncheon will be served as brokers get an opportunity to see the new look.  Since it was last on the market we have redone the floors, painted, and staged which includes the de-clutter (read take 2/3rd of the personal items out).  I have already had a number of calls and several showings in the first 24 hours.  This property is a gem for several reasons.  Aside from the fact it … (5 comments)

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Newton, MA

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What would you do today, if you knew you could not fail? What actions would you take, what would you share and how would you treat the people around you. Storyteller Marketing in Real Estate by Larry Lawfer will explore the real estate industry in MA and beyond through the eyes of the community it's people and stories.




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