Boston Real Estate Blog

Think Smarter with Nick

After being recognized as the #1 BHHS office in all of the Northeast for Q2 2019, Nick talks about what he feels are the secrets to the office’s success. He also explains how the tools of BHHS Warren Residential can help out those looking to buy, sell, or invest in Boston real estate.

"I couldn’t be more proud of my fantastic team of real estate agents here at Berkshire Hathaway Warren Residential," explains Nick. "Over the past few years, they’ve all been working hard on their businesses instead of just in them and it is really paying off.  They’ve embraced the mindset that they are entrepreneurs running a small business, not just agents selling real estate.  Once an agent makes the switch from agent to a business owner, they look at things

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices announced expansion of its real estate brokerage network into Spain through an agreement with LARVIA, one of Spain’s top independent estate agencies. The company will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices LARVIA starting in late July.

LARVIA is part of Petrus Grupo Inmobiliario, which has been developing, restoring, leasing and managing property in the region since 1964. LARVIA, led by CEO Bruno Rabassa, is respected throughout the country for its expertise, client service and integrity. It specializes in luxury real estate among other sectors.

“Spain has always been a primary target of our global expansion,” said Gino Blefari, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “The country is welcoming with

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Think Smarter with Nick

This month, Nick offers advice for real estate agents wanting to expand their business with tips on the industry and the ever-changing real estate market in Boston. He also has pointers for sellers and buyers as we head into the second half of 2019 including what to expect in the Boston real estate market for the rest of the year.

You were recently featured in an article in Boston Agent Magazine discussing how you have attracted some of the top agents in the area to BHHS Warren Residential. Can you tell us a few highlights you shared that serve as tips for agents wanting to expand their business?

The best agents quickly realize that success in real estate, and most things in life, is all about patience and consistency.  As I mentioned in the

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Think Smarter with Nick

There are a variety of reality shows about home improvement and real estate like The Property Brothers. This month, Nick talks about lessons we can learn from these shows - and things that might make more sense on the screen. He also gives some tips for other resources besides TV for people navigating the Boston real estate market.

In a recent article, the “Property Brothers” talked about things that people should consider removing from their home if they want to appeal to buyers. Thinking about Boston specifically, what do you think is important to delete?

One of the simplest ways to give your home a facelift and get it ready for buyers is to paint.  I always highly recommend painting a room if it has some significant dents and dings in the

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices announced expansion of its franchise network into the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the opening of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gulf Properties.

The brokerage is led by Dr. Ihsan Husein Al Marzouqi, chairman; and CEO Phil Sheridan, who bring to the company an established team of 30 professional advisors and support staff. Gulf Properties aspires to grow quickly by tripling its advisor count and opening a second office in Abu Dhabi within a year.

“We are excited to enter the UAE and Dubai with such experienced and respected leaders as Dr. Ihsan Husein Al Marzouqi and Phil Sheridan,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chairman Gino Blefari. “Dubai has been a top priority for our network’s global expansion as

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Think Smarter with Nick

As the days become warmer, we are seeing more and more listings hitting the market! Nick gives tips for agents to help their listings stand out from the competition. He also shares a few things sellers can do to maximize their home’s presence and get it sold!

As we hit the height of the spring market in Boston, what are you seeing right now with listing activity in different neighborhoods?

We are certainly feeling an uptick in the number of available listings vs. this time last year.  Our agents have been able to put a significant number of deals together for buyers who were having a tough time finding what they were looking for over the past 6 to 12 months.  We still haven’t transitioned into a buyer’s market (6+ months of inventory) but we

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Think Smarter with Nick

Nick talks about new construction around Boston and gives his input on where the hottest places to buy will be over the next few years. He also gives tips for buyers and agents working in these competitive markets to help navigate these real estate transactions.

Over the past few years, Boston has seen an abundance of construction outside of the core downtown neighborhoods with projects such as Starboard Place and The Graphic in Charlestown. Where do you see the new neighborhood hot spots?

Developing in downtown Boston is extremely difficult and opportunities to do so are tougher and tougher to find.  Over the past few years, we have seen major developers start to pay a lot of attention to neighborhoods and towns just outside of Boston, many

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Think Smarter with Nick

As the spring listing market gets underway, Nick shares some tips for sellers looking to get their home ready for market. He also highlights how staging can make a big difference in market time (and sales price!).

What 3 tips would you give to sellers looking to prepare their homes for the spring market?

If you know you are going to be listing your home for sale in the spring, you should be spending the next few weeks getting it ready “show ready”.  Here are the 3 things I think you should focus on:

1. Declutter - You know how it goes...the years pass by and you accumulate more and more “stuff” that you just can’t get yourself throw out. While the “clutter” might not bother you, it can easily become a distraction for potential buyers

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Think Smarter with Nick

Nick shares some tips on what sellers should look for in a real estate agent - one may surprise you! Plus, he outlines some suggestions on how agents can better serve their clients and some of the many tools BHHS Warren Residential offers that you may not find at other companies.

As people start preparing their home for sale and looking for a real estate agent, what 3 tips would you give a seller in making their choice of agent?

  1. Don’t work with someone just because they are a friend or relative or were referred by someone you know.  Many sellers hire an agent through a referral of some sort or by picking someone they already know.  This is a great way to find an agent but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do your homework. You should still

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bhhs award winners

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2018 annual BHHS awards! These rockstar agents have done an amazing job working with their clients this year and we couldn't be prouder of them! Great job!

Chairman's Circle - Gold

Top 2% of agents!

Benjamin Haywood Joshua Stephens  

President's Circle

Top 5% of agents!

Alexander Theocles James Lynch Kiernan Middleman Matt Palmer  

Leading Edge Society

Top 8% of agents!

Joseph Kelley Walker Residential Team  

Honor Society

Top 14% of agents!

Casey Craig Meredith Kiep Nick Warren Pat McWilliams Victoria…
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