Category Archives : Selling


Listing Inventory and Sales Performance

There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing an agent to work with to sell your home.  A recent study called How Many Listings are too Many? Agent Listing Inventory and Sales Performance  by the University of Central Florida and Longwood University analyzed 10 years of real estate sales to determine if the amount of listings an agent is working with has any affect on the likelihood of the property selling and its sales price.  As you can see in the video above, it does make a difference.  Just like in the story of Goldilocks, sellers who choose to work with an agent who has too few listings (1) or too many (15 or more homes for sale), end up taking longer to sell and sell for less money.  To help maximize the amount of money you get for your house and to sell in the least amount of time, choose an agent who has a medium level of inventory.  Goldilocks found a bed that was not too soft and not too hard and you can find an agent who handles enough sales to have the experience that you need without going to a mega-agent and being lost among all of the homes they are selling.

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Fire Safety

85% of all deaths by fire occur in the home. Since most of these deaths are from inhalation of smoke or toxic gas, it’s very important to make sure you have the proper smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and that they are functioning properly. Fire Safety Tips Use a photoelectric smoke detector within 20 […]

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What’s An Agent?

Being someone’s agent is an important role.  It creates a fiduciary relationship where the agent must work in the best interests of their principal.  Often a homeowner refers to the person they bought their insurance from as their agent. It sounds reasonable but it’s not accurate. That person is the agent of the insurance company. […]


Selling Your Home? Don’t Overprice It

The housing market is coming back nicely, especially here in Greater Boston. What, if anything, could slow down the current momentum? We believe it may be sellers’ over exuberance when it comes to pricing. House prices have appreciated over the last twelve months, however, with both the inventory of homes for sale and interest rates […]

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3.8% Medicare Tax

Are you concerned about the new 3.8% Medicare Tax going into effect on January 1st? Watch this video to see how it might affect you, especially if you’re considering selling investment property and will have a capital gain. Download this free brochure for more information regarding the 3.8% Medical Tax. Let me know if you […]

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Feedback You Need To Sell Your Home

When you’re selling your home, it’s very important to get feedback on these 3 points: 1. Market Level – This answers the question “What’s going on in the market?” by asking a lot of other questions How quickly are properties like yours selling? How many months of inventory are currently for sale? How many homes […]


Real Estate Sellers’ Seminar

Are you thinking about selling a piece of real estate or selling your home and moving up but have questions about today’s market? Please join me for a free seminar and get your real estate questions answered. When: Wednesday, September 29th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM Where: Medford Fire Station 5 Zero Medford Street (at […]


Wide Angle Lens = Better Photos

Have you ever looked at houses for sale online? Some agents do a lovely job of photographing a house while others look like they took the photos using their cell phone without even getting out of their car (I wish I was joking but I’ve actually seen that). Buyers have made it clear – they […]

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3 Ways Not To Sell Your House

wallflower Originally uploaded by bunky’s pickle Selling your house can be stressful, but there’s nothing worse than getting your house ready for sale and then having no one show up. It’s like being the wallflower at the school dance, watching as everyone else gets asked to dance while you try to look uninterested. In today’s […]


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Scents, Smells & Selling A House

There’s an old saying in real estate “If I can smell it, I can’t sell it”. If your home has strong unpleasant odors, you want to eliminate those smells so a buyer won’t literally turn up their nose at your house. However, some people like to use scented candles, potpourri or other plug-in, stick-up artificial […]


Selling Your Home During Halloween

You’re probably thinking, “What’s the big deal about selling a home during Halloween – it’s not a major holiday”. That’s a very good point, but I’m starting to notice a trend that can affect your chance of selling if your house is on the market right now. More and more people are decorating their houses […]