We are focused on servicing the following neighborhoods: Back Bay, Beacon Hill, South End, Midtown, Seaport/Waterfront, South Boston and Charlestown. As with most things in life, engaging with a specialist provides the best results and experience. We maintain relationships with the top agents in other neighborhoods/towns who also specialize in their areas. If you are looking to buy or sell in another neighborhood or town, please ask us for a referral to a buyer and seller agent who specializes in that area!
OTHER REASONS OUR CLIENTS BENEFIT FROM WORKING WITH US
- One of the most important value adds a buyer/seller agent brings to the table is expertise when helping a client study comparable sales. We spend all of our time in these neighborhoods, traveling in and out of so many of the homes for sale, and can therefore speak knowledgeably and from first-hand experience when studying comparable properties.
- We have a combined 30+ years of experience in selling real estate in these Boston neighborhoods. Experience matters.
- We maintain relationships with other real estate agents in our focus areas which helps us keep abreast of other coming soon property listings these agents might have. This helps our buyers gain an edge during a negotiations and increase their chances of winning the property. For sellers, these relationships also allow us to quickly and efficiently expose our listings to these agent and their buyers.
- We know local industry service providers and vendors e.g. mortgage lenders, real estate attorneys, movers, general contractors, architects, designers etc. Our team can make recommendations to help your buying or selling experience be a smooth one before, during and after the close. Click here to view a sampling of some of these experts. (Make “click here” a hyperlink to our vendors page.
WHY ENGAGE A BOUTIQUE REAL ESATE TEAM LIKE US VERSUS TRUSTING ZILLOW AND USING IT TO MONITOR THE REAL ESATE MARKET!
Read this Money.com article from November 3, 2021 which explains why Zillow and it’s “Zestimate” is not the best way to think about pricing for your home. It also is evidence that using the Zillow site is not the best way to approach the home sale or purchase process. Contact us today to start using Compass.com and learn how the right real state team makes a difference.
Quotes from the article:
"the Zestimate is really hit and miss”
“...the Zestimate is probably closer to the actual value in a tract neighborhood where 25 similar homes sold last year than it is in a town where each street is different.” (The City of Boston is definitely NOT a tract neighborhood - ha)
"This is a neat tool but I would never recommend for anyone to make real life real estate decisions based on this instant value.”
“When real money is at stake, you've got to sort of step away from the computer and make sure you're talking to other humans.”
“Because Zillow isn’t actually touring every home in America it’s going to miss things a human wouldn’t. Zillow can't smell if twenty cats live there."
"The real estate press pounced when then-Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff sold a home for 40% less than the Zestimate in 2016."