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Think Smarter with Nick

It is hard to believe but the holiday season is here! This month, Nick talks about some of his favorite ways to celebrate the holidays around Boston. He also discusses why the holidays can actually be a great time to get your home on the market!

As the holiday season gets into swing in Boston, what are your favorite ways to celebrate around town?

Boston is a great city to get into the holiday spirit in!  There are multiple tree lightings throughout the city that I’ve gone to in the past with the one on the Boston Common being my favorite.  Taking a stroll along Newbury Street to do some holiday shopping is also a great way to spend an afternoon. By far, my favorite holiday tradition that my wife and I do every year is going to the Nutcracker

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Warren Residential today announced that two global network members announced for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in early October will open referral channels to and from Western Europe and will increase exposure for BHHS Warren Residential’s listings online.  

The brokerages, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices LARVIA operating in Madrid and Barcelona; and Portugal Property in Lisbon, Porto and the Algarve, which will join the network soon; are market leaders specializing in luxury estate, among other niches. The latter is Portugal’s largest independent real estate brokerage as measured by sales volume and offices. Both generate a sizeable portion of their business serving global clients buying and selling property in

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Think Smarter with Nick

Autumn in Boston means apple picking and pumpkin patches but also one of the strongest real estate markets! Nick gives his predictions on where the market will head as we finish 2019 and into 2020. He also gives some tips for sellers if they are looking to sell during this competitive time of year.

As we approach the final quarter of 2019, where do you see the market heading?

Throughout the year we’ve seen an increase of days on market as well as an increase in total inventory in most neighborhoods.  Some neighborhoods have moved from a seller’s market to a neutral market which is healthy and I expect to see this trend continue throughout the rest of 2019.  Ultimately, more inventory will provide opportunities to buyers who may have been

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the most affordable Greater Boston communities for families

Finding an affordable, yet family-friendly neighborhood in the Boston area can sometimes feel impossible. With continuously rising median home prices, affordability is hard to come across in this city.

But, there are still plenty of phenomenal neighborhoods in the greater Boston area that are ideal for growing families.

Not only are these communities filled with outstanding schools, parks, and shopping centers, they have tons of affordable homes on the market.

To help you with your home search, here are the most affordable neighborhoods for families in greater Boston:

Somerville, MA

With seemingly endless cultural events, music festivals, and craft breweries, Somerville has become an increasingly popular place for both first-time

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Staging your Boston Home to Sell Quickly

In order to sell your home quickly in Boston, you need to make it as desirable as possible to potential homebuyers. One of the best ways to do this is by staging.

In fact, staged homes sell 87% faster than non-staged homes. This is because these homes display furniture in a way that maximizes the beauty and size of the rooms.

Here are some tips on how to stage your Boston home so it can sell quickly:

Clean Up the Clutter

One of the best home staging tips for selling your Boston home is to clean up the clutter.

After a few years of living in the same home, you might have papers piling up in a corner of your house or towels overflowing your closets. But now that you're selling your home, it's time to clean them up.

Tidy up every square

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Think Smarter with Nick

This time of year is typically busy for people relocating into the Boston area. In this month's “Get Smarter,” Nick discusses the tools BHHS Warren Residential has to help someone find a home or sell their existing property. He also offers tips for those new to Boston!

Late summer and early fall are typically busy times for relocation in the Boston area. What tools does BHHS Warren Residential offer for people relocating into the area?

When I started the company back in 2008, I focused on building a website that was positioned to attract buyers looking to move to the Boston area.  Most of these people were relocating from different areas around the country so I had to figure out ways to accommodate their needs. This involved gathering

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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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