Category Archive: Opinion

Mar 23

Real Estate Seasonality and Lack of Inventory – Brookline, Brighton and Jamaica Plain

ShareIn the 15+ years I’ve been doing Boston (Jamaica Plain, Allston, Brighton) and Brookline Real Estate, for the most part, we (real estate sales agents) agree that the Spring market starts with the last of the snow melting away.  There are always a few early arrivals that sell quickly and set the tone for the rest …

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Jan 26

Market Timing

ShareThis time of year I have a number of conversations with clients about “when” to go on the market.  The looming snow storm has brought a smile to my face as I love a good storm but also a bit of a hit to my schedule as snow tends to stall our market.  I thought it …

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Nov 06

Doing the Opposite

ShareI have had a question on my mind for some time forever. When the real estate market is soft (aka buyer’s market) first time buyers often totally ignore the list price and throw out an unsubstantiated lowball offer, completely ignoring the comps presented by their real estate agent. But in a strong market (aka sellers …

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Nov 01

Pricing in a Seller’s Market

SharePricing in real estate is critical.  Even in a sellers market.  As agents we recommend price on most recent sales, so it’s not surprising that when we list a new property we are below the newly established market price because at the time we are pricing, the most recent sales haven’t yet closed and therefore …

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