wellesley: Luxury defined. You be the judge. - 07/01/14 08:44 PM
Luxury defined. You be the final judge, but before you get there we can look at various ways luxury property is defined.  Price is always the key.  The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM) defines Luxury as the top 10% of the market in terms of Sales Price.  The ILHM does it by your MLS region, and we are in the Greater Boston Association of Realtors® (GBAR) here.  We are also Massachusetts Association of Realtors®, (MAR), all under (NAR), the National Association of Realtors®.  The top 10 percent of the market will flucuate each day based on what closed that day.  … (0 comments)

wellesley: I Listen for a living, YourStories Realty Group with Keller Williams - 04/21/14 04:59 AM
I listen for a living, YourStories Realty Group with Keller Williams. I listen for a living is the answer I give to people when asked what I do for a living.  It always tilts people’s head sideways like some Golden Retriever trying to understand.  “oh, you are a lawyer, psychiatrist, politician, pastor or priest?” they might ask.  No, I say, I work in real estate.  I have found over the years you can’t ever get people what they want without truly listening to them at length talk about their wants and needs.  I know some agencies like to match their listing … (4 comments)

wellesley: Assessment, year to date, Boston Area Move In Homes - 04/21/14 03:32 AM
Assessment, year to date, Boston Area Move In Homes, YourStories Realty Group with Keller Williams, MastermindEast-Borino, Family, Occupation, Recreation and Message in the first quarter and now 21 days into the second quarter.  Best practices in business dictate that you review your goals and tasks daily, not yearly.  Certainly you should physically pull out and read your yearly goals--this is a minimum. The very act of reading your goal will excite you and remind you of what you wanted to do.  Remember back in Nov-Dec when you began writing your Goals for the year?  You had excitement and anticipation.  Pulling out … (1 comments)

wellesley: The One Thing, a newbie perspective - 04/28/13 10:56 PM
I recently decided to drink the kool-aid that Keller Williams has been offering.  I am relatively new to the business at 3 years, four months, but still feel as though I am learning each day.  From what I read here on Active Rain this process can continue throughout my career and this pleases me. The view from outside the Keller Williams family in is that these agents are on to something, but you have to drink their kool-aid to be one of them. I think that perspective is wrong now that I have joined in.  Before I left RE/MAX this month … (3 comments)

wellesley: Real Estate is not for the feint of heart - 04/07/13 10:50 AM
Real Estate is not for the feint of heart and that is for sure.  There are always issues that must be dealt with.  Lies are part of it, so is cheating and emotional responses. One day you world is perfect, then that phone call comes in that turns everything upside down.  Like they do in professional sports, the best approach is never get too high or too low, because the game is ongoing and the season isn't over. What do you do when you have your day blow up?  I asked this question around my office the other day.  Some drink, … (4 comments)

wellesley: When your voice goes quiet - 03/25/13 09:08 PM
When your voice goes quiet it can be very disconcerting.  I loved my routines of blogging everyday. I loved and still love the Active Rain community.  I look here far more for excellent answers to complex real estate situations than I ever do going to my current Broker/Owner. The vast knowledge and the free and open dialogue is one of the true assets in this industry.  I am blessed to be a part of this community and to add my voice about Storyteller Marketing.  I have had one bad experience here in the Rain and it was not the Rain's fault … (8 comments)

wellesley: Wellesley, MA Annual Market Report 2012 - 12/27/12 12:07 AM
Wellesley, MA Annual Market Report 2012 includes all the activity throughout 2012.  It was a year of some returns which is good for both buyers and sellers.  The slow climb back from the drop off is welcome news for everyone. While Wellesley and some of the surrounding towns were not as devastated as others in the melt down of real estate beginning way back a the top of the market in 2007 and continuing the pendulum swing through 2009 and mid 2010 the swing is on the upwards trend again.  We may not see the heights of 2007 for many … (0 comments)

wellesley: Wellesley, MA Single Family Market Report Sept 2012 - 10/11/12 11:52 PM
 Wellesley, MA Single Family Market Report Oct 2012 has 149 homes that are either for sale, under agreement, sold, expired or canceled. This is a good bit of activity and continues to show the values for homes and the interest in real estate is there. At this time next month we will be through this horrible political season and as far as I am concerned couldn’t come sooner.  Since the Real Estate industry and those that serve it are the back bone of our economy it is so good to see it moving in a positive direction, don’t you think?
Wellesley, … (0 comments)

wellesley: Wellesley, MA Residential Market Report GBAR - 09/11/12 10:42 PM
Wellesley, MA Residential Market Report GBAR July 12.  Closed Sales up by 50%, Median price slightly down from year to year.  Things are good and getting better. The pendulum is swinging and the upside is in front of us. We have felt the lift all this year, but in particular through the summer and up to this month.
This detailed analysis of the Market Update is brought to me as a benefit of being an active member of the GBAR.  I am a Realtor® and we are held to higher standards than a regular broker.  For more information and a … (2 comments)

wellesley: Housing Sparks the Economy - 09/05/12 11:01 PM
Home Ownership is vital to our economy
Housing sparks the economy.  One of six jobs in our economy is connected to the housing market.  The incredible recession/depression we have experienced beginning it’s downturn in 2008 was delivered to us by the Banks and Greed.  Banks were allowing anyone to buy a home.  No interest loans, no down payment, no credit check was the order of the day for most banks who were reaping enormous profits selling these bad loans in packaged Mortgage backed Securities.  It has been the Banks who put the Government’s bail-out money in their rainy day accounts and … (6 comments)

wellesley: Wellesley, MA Residential Housing Report July 2012 - 09/03/12 01:29 AM
Wellesley, MA Residential Housing Report July 2012, this summer has been sizzling in real estate. The long awaited resurgence of the industry it helping to drive the economy.  Prices are still low, but creeping upwards this last month, and the interest rates, still historically low, are threatening to move up. Industry thinking is that when the interest rates move, they will do so quickly and dramatically.  Wellesley MA had a total of 171 listed homes in the Active, Under Agreement, Sold, Expired and Canceled on the MLS. There are always more in the For Sale By Owner category, but these homes … (3 comments)

wellesley: Ebbs and Flows...and so it goes - 08/28/12 10:05 PM
Coming up on the end of my second year in this business I have taken this morning to look back.  I remember so clearly sitting in the license testing room with maybe 23 other people and thinking this is going to be fun.  Well, fun it has been along with agonizing, frustrating, exhilarating and exhausting.  On balance, I am loving it.  All my life I have worked to be a team member, a team leader by example and a friend and colleague to anyone who was in need.  I am told by my broker and the several broker's recruiting me that … (12 comments)

wellesley: 73 Fuller Brook Road, Wellesley, MA 02148 - 08/21/12 09:33 PM
73 Fuller Brook Road, Wellesley, MA 02148

73 Fuller Brook Road, Wellesley, MA 02148 is new construction.  Fuller Brook Road is a sleepily little street with a cul de sac at the end. The kind of place the neighborhood kids play outside.  4100 square feet packed into this Kane Built Home. As always, it uses the best in energy savings technology.  If location is important in real estate, and it truly is for a lot of reasons, then Wellesley is a good place to start.  MLS # 71339775 Prices are stable and slowly rising, the schools are stellar, it is … (1 comments)

wellesley: Luxury, Value, Location and New, what more do you want? - 08/20/12 11:51 PM
Luxury, Value, Location and New, what more do you want?  These benefits are on most buyers mind in every transaction.  It seems to be a balance when you get to the final decision. For instance, you want luxury and you need value--fact is they can be one in the same, but you have to define things in the narrow.
Roger Kane of Kane Built in Wellesley has been building homes of distinction for years in this community. 787 Fuller Brook Road in Wellesley, MA 02148 is just one of the most recent and one that is available right now.  Open House … (4 comments)

wellesley: Surrounding by the Pond, Location, Location, Wellesley Morses Pond - 06/24/12 10:49 PM
Posted on June 20, 2012 by Larry Lawfer 64 Shore Road, wellesley MA 02482
Surrounding by the Pond, location, location, location: Wellesley on Morses Pond is a unique spot to have your home.  It is one of those places that you would never stumble along, but once you find it you never want to leave.  Two dwellings means rental income form one.  Surrounded by Morses Pond on three sides.  Wellesley schools and town services like electric, water and sewer there is not much better.
This is one of those special locations that the complicated way in which you have to travel … (1 comments)

wellesley: Wellesley Schools, Privacy, Water Views Open House - 06/14/12 09:42 PM
 Google Map of Shore Road Wellesley and Morses Pond
Unique is a word used in real estate far too often for it to retain any meaning.  How about this.  A 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom raised ranch with red oak floors surrounded by waterviews on three sides, a beautiful outside screened in porch and a small rental studio apartment with the same views.  You would have to say unique, right?  Wellesley does not have a lot of multi family residential parcels, nor does it have many parcels with two dwellings on them.  In fact water views are in large supply in … (2 comments)

wellesley: Coffee on the Porch; Living the life in Wellesley, MA - 06/07/12 09:34 PM
In New England weather is a force, there are seasons and clothes appropriate to those seasons, but the beauty of the landscape is for all seasons.  Having coffee overlooking the pond each morning is particularly enjoyable in the Spring, Summer and Fall--not so much in the winter.  64 Shore Road in Wellesley is surrounded on three sides by Morses Pond. This unique property has 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms in the larger house and a Studio Apartment with one bedroom and one bath in the second dwelling on the property.  Both houses have spectacular views out multiple windows.
In the rental … (0 comments)

wellesley: Changing of the Guard-My Desk gets cleared - 03/26/12 02:18 AM
Real Estate is change, forever and continually. The deal today is not the deal yesterday, nor is it the deal tomorrow.  Opportunity comes and goes.  Right now it i coming. By all indications predicted and transipiring the real estate market is picking up because there is some confidence building, some restrictions lifting and some political pressures for the news to turn brighter, and it is.  Word of bidding wars has returned, but before you get too giddy, word is also that more foreclosures are about to be released because of the settlement between the government and many large banks, like Bank … (16 comments)

wellesley: Winning Awards, winning in life - 03/22/12 04:52 AM
This month has been big for me.  I have been an agent in MA for 18 months now and have already won some awards.  My commissions in my first year were just below $100,000 which put me in the Executive Club for the REMAX system.  Not bad, but I wanted to do better and I will this year.
I just heard I have been named for the second time in 18 months as the "Agent of the Month" for REMAX New England.  There are a lot of great agents in New England and this is quite an honor for me.  When … (5 comments)

wellesley: Wellesley MA single family housing report Feb 2012 - 03/15/12 01:37 AM
Wellesley MA single family housing report Feb 2012 shows a lot of activity. There are 179 homes in the Active, Under Agreement, Sold, Expired and Canceled sectors. This is up from last month.  It is clear that Spring season is upon us.  139 of this homes fall into the Active area,  but many of them are showing some kind of agreement before the sale, meaning there is an Offer but they are waiting for some verification before putting the home under agreement.  This is a lot of homes and will give buyers a lot of choices in almost all the categories.  … (4 comments)

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