Prep Your Home for Winter: Three Ways

As winter weather makes its way to us, we can make sure our home is ready for it. A long-time advisor to our clients, home inspector Mark George shares three top priorities for your home at this time of year: Clean and service your heating system to ensure it runs at optimum efficiency. Clean gutters, downspouts and […] Read More

Position Filled: Administrative Coordinator

Thanks for your interest––this position is now filled. _______________________________________________________________________________________ High-performing residential real estate team seeks administrative professional to coordinate transactions, help launch property listings, and provide logistical support to marketing manager and principal. Led by real estate agent Melony Swasey, the Good Boston Living team provides high-integrity, intimate, strategic service to our clients, who are […] Read More

A Seller’s Story: “The Wonderful World of 130”

Home can be a place of grounding and nesting. For the sellers of 130 Anawan Avenue in West Roxbury, it has been a place of family and community. Their kids (ages ten and seven) have loved the home so much, they wrote a story to share the inspiration and comfort of living there. [fusion_separator style_type=”default” […] Read More

When a Vibraphonist Doesn’t Have to Hustle for Space to Play

Boston is a city of arts––particularly music, from New England Conservatory to Berklee College of Music to Symphony Hall, and independent ensembles like Grammy-nominated A Far Cry. I’ve had the privilege of working with numerous musician clients, helping them set up homes where they can also make art, collaborate with others, and stay connected to […] Read More

Sell or Rent Out Your Home?

When a homeowner needs to move, most assume they will be selling their house. When I meet with clients during a seller’s meeting, we explore their priorities and the range of options for their situation. Part of that picture may include renting their home—either temporarily or long term—whether they’re moving nearby or relocating out of […] Read More

Pricing Low to Go High

Sometimes it’s wise to price low in order to go high. When we dropped the listing price from $445K to $425K, the home sold for $475K. Over the past five years, Boston area real estate has been in steep demand, with unprecedented competition among homebuyers and continuous increases in home values. In sought-after locations like […] Read More

Is It a Buyer’s or Seller’s Market? How to Tell

A common question I am asked is about whether it’s a buyer’s or seller’s market. People want to know because they understand that can shift leverage and risk during a real estate transaction. Who has more leverage can vary by season or year—or even by location—but it’s often strongly influenced by larger market factors: interest rates […] Read More

Salem: City by the Sea

A client of mine is trading her Boston condo for a historic spot in Salem. As I sat at Milk & Honey Green Grocer for a bite to eat after the inspection, I came to appreciate why my client was drawn to this city by the sea. Salem is known for the 17-century witch trials […] Read More

Thinking about Selling?

Selling real estate can be a complex project. Thank you for considering my services. I’m eager to talk with you about how I can serve you with distinction. Your needs drive the process The following details will shape the marketing and pricing strategy I ultimately recommend: When do you need to move? Do you have […] Read More

Typical Home Sale Expenses in Massachusetts

What does it cost to sell your home? Some expenses will vary, such as repairs and improvements—either before coming to market or as a result of negotiations with your chosen buyer. There are other standard expenses related to your sale that you can expect: Brokerage commission Brokerage commission is the fee you’ll pay to the real estate […] Read More