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A note from our CEO

By Todd McClain on Mar 26, 2020 10:48:11 AM

Our country is in the throes of something unprecedented. No one could have imagined or planned for the events of the past two to three weeks. The impact of this pandemic is being felt everywhere, and real estate is certainly a major topic of conversation.

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The importance of having an agent you trust as a first-time buyer

By Jess Levanchy on Mar 18, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Buying a home for the first time is exciting. You’re done with renting forever (hopefully), you finally have your own space, and you no longer have to deal with that landlord who may not be your favorite person in the world. In addition to the excitement, it’s also extremely daunting. The money alone is hard to process - this is likely the most money you’ve ever spent on something - and then you think about what else buying a home entails and realize you have no idea what you’re doing.

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Things I learned as a first-time buyer

By Jess Levanchy on Mar 4, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Buying a house for the first time is a crazy, whirlwind experience. You have no clue what to expect yet you feel like you’re supposed to know the ins and outs of real estate. No one knows what they’re doing for the first time, so you’re not alone, but, this is where having a great agent by your side comes in. During my first time buying, I learned A LOT, so here’s a list of a few.

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Massachusetts Sellers: Quick Tips For Selling Your Home In Any Season

By Todd McClain on Feb 19, 2020 8:02:00 AM

Four Seasons Of Selling Your Home In Massachusetts: Pros & Cons of Each

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12 Ways To Use Your Cash Back

By Jess Levanchy on Feb 10, 2020 11:26:54 AM

Getting cash back after you buy or sell a house is a nice bonus, but what will you do with it? Here are our top 12 suggestions on how to spend that money!

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Home Buyer Basics: The Home Inspection

By Todd McClain on Feb 5, 2020 8:00:00 AM

In real estate transactions, the unspoken rule is caveat emptor: Let the buyer beware.

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What Is a Buyer's Agent And Do I Need One?

By Todd McClain on Jan 29, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Do I need a buyer's agent? In a word, yes. 

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The Goldilocks Effect: How Much House is Just Right

By Todd McClain on Jan 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The Goldilocks Effect: How Much House is Just Right?

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Checklist For Selling A House

By Todd McClain on Jan 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Sell your home in 2020! Start with this New Year's checklist for selling a house.

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Ho-Ho-Home selling through the holidays: Yea or Nay

By Todd McClain on Dec 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

It's that time of year. The two months between the first weeks of November and January are home to dozens of secular, historical, and religious occasions; some of our most cherished family traditions; and a phrase that real estate agents are all too familiar with: "Let's take the house off the market for the holidays."

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4 Ways To Find Out If A Real Estate Agent Is Right For You

By Todd McClain on Dec 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Having the right agent by your side can help you navigate the home buying process with confidence. To find the right agent, consider:

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Do I Need A Home Warranty When Buying A House?

By Todd McClain on Dec 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Learn why a home warranty is an affordable, worthwhile expense that covers repair or replacement of common systems and appliances.

  1. What's Covered?
  2. When to Purchase?
  3. How Much Does it Cost?
  4. What's the Claim Process?
  5. Who Needs One?
  6. Any Drawbacks?
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Happy Thanksgiving! Now Get the Family Room Out of My Kitchen

By Todd McClain on Nov 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Happy Thanksgiving! Now Get the Family Room Out of My Kitchen

Thanksgiving, the homiest of holidays, naturally gets most of us thinking of, well, home. A Thanksgiving celebration is often the scene that springs to mind when home buyers picture holiday entertaining in a new home, and an open concept floor plan is an especially attractive canvas for that picture. It's the holiday of togetherness, after all, the one that's made for hanging out, being grateful, and making memories. 

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5 Home Improvement Projects That Add No Value

By Todd McClain on Nov 20, 2019 8:00:00 AM

If you're planning to sell soon, avoid these 5 home improvement projects that add no value.

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What Do Happy Home Sellers Have in Common?

By Todd McClain on Nov 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM

A recent survey conducted for real estate powerhouse Zillow reported that the stress of selling a home brought nearly 40% of sellers to tears—20% of them reached for the tissues five times or more.

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Survey Of Home Sellers Underscores Importance Of Choosing The Right Agent

By Todd McClain on Nov 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Dwellful survey of more than 200 home sellers underscores the importance of choosing the right agent.

Highlights from the survey focus on:

  1. Finding an agent
  2. What’s most important in choosing an agent
  3. Satisfaction with agent
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How To Figure Out The Value Of Your Home

By Todd McClain on Oct 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

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6 things a first-time home seller should know

By Todd McClain on Oct 24, 2019 9:04:43 AM

You've made up your mind: You're moving out, moving up, and moving on, and it's time to put your house on the market. As a first-time seller, you might not know that potential buyers aren't the first people you want to wow.