Explore Westwood, MA

By Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate
(Donahue Real Estate Co.)
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In May of 2015 there were 12 homes that closed within the month for Westwood, MA. This represents a decreaseof 1, as there were 13 homes that closed in May 2014.The average list price for the homes that closed in Westwood for May 2015 was $820,817.The average list price for the homes that closed ...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Is the Grass greener? Agents move around all the time. They are always looking for a greener pasture, a better split, more leads, easier transactions and the good life.  Agents often leave because they are promised a better deal after hearing what a disgruntled agent thinks they are missing. We a...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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The Consistent Hum of Industry.  Houses sell each and every day across the country.  I just looked in my Boston Area using MLSPIN, our local MLS to report 2570 houses sold in the last month in MA. This means 85 house a day were sold. Think about that, 85 a day. That means there is a consistent hu...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Boston Area Spring Meetup-The competative edge.  There is no doubt that real estate is a hugely competative business.  You feel it every single day.  Mostly we compete within ourselves to keep ourselves time blocked and doing the things necessary to be active in our industry, but we also compete ...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Did you know, your Ambassador is here to serve?  The Ambassador's here in Active Rain are not paid, they do not receive any compensation for taking the time to answer your questions or to help you through a difficult and confusing negotiation.  Ambassador's are chosen for their unique abilities t...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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     YourStories Realty Group  StoryTeller Marketing is the tool that brings to light the true essence of a house, not a boilerplate description so common in the industry.  Storyteller Marketing communicates the home as a living–entity, containing memories and experience. It is about why the owne...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Comments 13
Desperate? You should be. Desperation is not normally a good place to be. So many agents are desperate for the next listing, the next closing, the next client and this is a never ending circle of doom.  Desperation is the act of giving up hope. It is the feeling of having no hope and you would th...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Angry Agents: What to do?  If you have been in this business for any period of time you have probably run into an angry agent.  Quite often they have been around for a long time and will tell you so immediately.  These are people who have grown up in the days when no agent was your friend, when n...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Boston Area Move In Homes Luxury Market Report March 24 2015. Brought to you by the International Luxury Homes Marketing group. Each week I monitor what is going on in the Boston area and the other areas in the world that I have clients buying and selling.  It is the Spring market here now and th...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Moving without the ball, or what to do when you don't know what to do. Trasactional details, when you have a client working on buying or selling often takes agents away from their duty to prospect.  Prospecting is a process that needs effort on a daily basis to be successful, this we know.  So th...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Clearing the cobwebs of a Realtors® mind. Have you ever noticed that a great agent will always return your call and those who are not so great won't, or will do so after several calls. The first thing these average agents tell you is how busy they are. Really? Have you been surprised going into a...

By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor with Century 21
(Century 21)
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103 Hillview Road in Westwood MA 02090 OverviewMapsPhotosDescriptionNeighborhoodMarket Stats $324,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 Bathroom1 Partial Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 962 sqftLot: 7,500 sqft Location 103 Hillview RoadWestwood, MA 02090USA Michael Mahoney Remax Executive Rea...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Things are looking up and down in relation to our real estate markets.  While the number of houses sold in this year is down from 2013 the price point is up. See what I mean?  Understanding what is going on in your market is complex with many variables.  While the market is looked at as a whole w...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Comments 4
Gratitude and Gratefulness is what we all should be feeling at this time of the year.  I know that the average agent in the nation only makes somewhere below $40,000 in the year and in most areas of the country that isn't even a part time job salary.  Truth is many agents work part time and many ...

By Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate
(Donahue Real Estate Co.)
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  Five Homes that Sold in Westwood, MA for November 2014       By Joseph D. Federico Real Estate Agent with Donahue Real Estate Co.                  81 Ellis Street, Westwood            Sold for: $375,000 Last list price: $374,900                                  Sold on: Nov.7, 2014 2 beds, 1.5 ...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Taking the High Road, Your Advantage is that you are in control.  So you are trying to show your client some properties and the listing agent doesn't return your phone call.  You call again, and again and then finally the get back to you and explain how busy they are. (Yeah, right.)  You take the...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Agent collaboration, why not I often ask my competing agents. Here is the scene. We each compete for the same listings. Sometimes they win; sometimes I win, that is the way it goes.  There are some agencies that want to sell their own listings and not anyone else’s, so they will instruct their ag...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Commission breath is a turn off to any Seller, Buyer or Prospect.  There are many indications that you have commission breath.  One of the most obvious is complaining about the efforts you have to make for a client with more needs than normal.  Another will surprise you….taking overpriced listing...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Comments 1
Westwood, MA SF Housing Report Nov 2014 There are 90 properties that show up in the last 30 days in Westwood. They are Actives, Under Agreements (UAG), Solds, Expireds and Canceled listings.  Westwood is a town located South and West of Boston. It is a community with highly regarded schools and a...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Surrounded by greatness, That's the key. It has been said, you can't pick your family and this is true. But you can pick those who surround you on a daily basis.  The key to success is surrounding yourself with great people. People you admire and respect, people who make you better just because y...

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