When I hear the term downsizing I often think of seniors, but I've noticed an interesting trend lately. My friends with kids who are headed to college are positively giddy about getting out of the burbs. They loved suburban life while the kids were young but now they're anxious for the next phase of their lives. Free of carpools and lawn care, they're excited about embarking on a new adventure. One friend excitedly whispered to me "we just have one year left before we put our plan into action!"
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This week I was taken aback when a new client of mine who's moving to Boston told me "a garage isn't important to me". I told her I worry that she won't feel that way after spending her first winter here! And this little chat spurred me to share the five little home features that help me get through the winter here in Boston.
International buyers purchased more than $68 billion in single-family homes in the U.S. last year--with 63 percent paying cash for the homes. If you're going to be selling your home, it's important that your realtor be adept at not just promoting your home to local buyers but to buyers who may be coming to Boston from around the world.
This weekend I accompanied a client to an open house in Hopkinton that was clearly going to result in multiple offers on the home. The home was in a great location and in a desirable neighborhood. The home was abuzz with activity, and there were a handful of potential buyers out in the yard, deep in conversation with their buyer’s agents discussing bidding strategies. It’s a great situation for the home seller. But once the flurry is over, how do they pick from among all these offers? And how to they know which offer will be most likely to go through?