Back Bay (Boston, MA)
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
I miss you. Real Estate; Boston Area Move in Homes. Real Estate is such a complex business that you will never know until you live the life. What I have learned from five years as a Realtor® is to never have a judgment.  What I want, what I think is best just doesn't matter.  It is all about you. Today was weird, out of the usual, but then again what is usual?  Really.I am hired to do a sale, way below my price range, but referred from a former mentee and I got sucked into the story.  A Realtor® pledges Confidentiality.  Fiduciary responsibilities as well as community and highest and best use considerations and we are human.  We want to help. We want to get a deal done. We want to help you and help ourselves, at least that is what you think.  I think differently.It's all about you is ho...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Boston Area Move In Homes Luxury Housing Report April 2016. Brought to you by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM) which tracks and reports on the luxury real estate market throughout the world providing us an insight into this segment of our real estate market.  Luxury is defined as the top ten percent of the overall market at the time.   The way it is defined in the Boston area is by taking all the homes on the market in the MLSPIN system and determining what the top 10% is.  Because of the diversity of our housing markets from town to town what is luxury in Braintree is not the same type and style of home as it would be in Weston.ILHM-April-InventoryWith luxury one very expensive house sold will make the system spike as it did in early April.  The 90 day cycle is showing so...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Boston Area Luxury Home Market Report Jan 25 2016. I am a Million Dollar Guild member of the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists group.  The top 1% of agents in the country.  The International Luxury Home Marketing specialists organization provides me with a weekly report that covers the world luxury market and drills down into the specific luxury areas of the world.  I live in the Boston area and that is where I work. Here is this week's report. As we leave the holiday season, we are looking down the barrel of the new spring season. While prices of luxury homes has always remained reasonably stable it appears we are in for anearlier uptick in prices. The super high end luxury condos on the waterfront in Boston are reselling right now at a $500,000 profit as reported in today's ...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Boston Area Luxury Home Market Report Jan 5 2016.  The Luxury market in the Boston area is still very strong.  The movements in the market this winter mirror the slowdown of other years but still remains strong overall.  While overall prices have dropped here in the late fall early winter they are still robust.Boston Area Luxury Marketing ReportThe overall inventory is down as it always is at this time of year but it is on it's way back up. The Spring Market is not too far away right now. The 7 day inventory always drops off the charts right around the holidays.  Towns like Newton MA have 66 Active listings in the luxury category.  47 Dudley Road, Newton MA 02459 is one such home.  It has a great yard which is unusual for Newton and being in Newton Center and close to the schools and do...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Boston Area Move In Homes Luxury Housing Report March.  Each week I receive the Luxury Market Housing report from ILHM, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. The ILHM tracks the housing market world wide and provides our regional statistics.  It is these statistics along with the GBAR MLSPIN that provide us with the market based on the actual recorded sales.  Luxury is defined as the top ten percent of the MLS market. We are now into the Spring market here in the Boston Area. After 7 weekends of snow storms we seem to be passed that now and the streets are busy with buyers. One critical issue that exists right now is the amount of inventory on the market.  In some categories there is a lot, but in most there is barely enough for the demand.  This will cause bidding wars with correctl...
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By Jay McHugh, YOUR SendOutCard Mentor
(SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert)
What an amazing roller coaster ride it has been these last 12 months.... 1 year ago Stacey and I married.  We also made the descision to change our brand and due to challenges it is best not to say much more here, we will let the lawyers handle that....however, the foundation of our business has always been and still is to givie to GIVE not to give to GET. Our ActiveRain platform does just that...it allows us to share and to care...yes, there are many that continue to blah, blah, blah themselves or their brand...but the majority who comment or email off line for continued support are the true leaders of not just real estate but the leaders of the world.  No matter how significant the message, the true greatness is the ability to share your success nuggets freely and not worry of compet...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
International Luxury Homes Report Boston Dec 24 2015.  As we prepare for the Christmas break here is a quick look at this weeks luxury market report delivered weekly by the International Luxury Home Marketing specialist.  The prices on homes in the Boston Area seem to be moving back up.  National statistics from the NAR show a year over year growth of home valuations which is different than the home prices but is also a positive sign. The luxury market is the fastest growing sector in real estate right at this point.  Homes in the $100,000, well below luxury values that begin in this area at $881,000, are languishing because they have all be absorbed by developers and rehabber's. Warren Buffet suggest that you buy and hold and that is the case with most home owners now living in their p...
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