Boston Real Estate Blog

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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Think Smarter with Nick

Nick discusses our newly launched annual report looking at Boston real estate market trends in 2018. He also responds to many news outlets' reports that the market will slow down soon - see what he thinks.

Looking at the 2018 Annual Warren Report: Condo Edition, what trends do you find interesting?

In my opinion, an annual report gives you a much clearer picture of the market compared to what a quarterly report can provide.  In many cases, a quarterly report’s data can be skewed by outliers simply because the sample size is too small. An annual report has enough data to verify the trends we thought we were seeing in the quarterly reports.  From what I can see so far, the annual report has confirmed the same trends that we started to identify

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Think Smarter with Nick

Nick talks about some of his favorite holiday activities around the Boston area with tips for the entire family. He also takes a look at how the Boston real estate market has performed this year and makes predictions on what he thinks you can expect as we head into 2019.

With the holiday season here, what are some activities not to be missed around Boston?

One of the coolest experiences in Boston during the holidays is found at the Envoy Hotel’s Lookout Rooftop bar.  Boston’s outdoor bar season isn’t very long and tends to slow down significantly when the chilly fall weather shows up and comes to a dead stop when old man winter finally makes his appearance.  Lookout has come up with a solution to this problem by installing pop-up igloos which

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Think Smarter with Nick

Nick discusses the brand new Warren Report, Condo Edition which just launched this week! This Boston real estate market report features neighborhood level information that helps consumers who are looking to rent, buy, or invest. He also talks about some of the trends he sees in looking at the Q3 data.

We just launched The Warren Report - a quarterly market stats report for Boston real estate. Tell us about it.

The Warren Report is something I’ve wanted to create since I founded the company back in 2008.  I am a bit of a data nerd and have always studied the markets closely. However, I also understand that not everyone is as into numbers as I am so being able to provide an easily digestible market summary like the Warren Report to our clients

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London

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices announced expansion of its franchise network into the London market by signing an agreement with luxury estate agency Kay & Co. Starting November 2018, the agency will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co.

"London has been among our highest priorities as a key center for international business and an attractive market for global capital looking to invest in property," said Gino Blefari, president and CEO of the network. "We are thrilled to enter the market with Kay & Co, a brokerage known for exceptional leadership, knowledgeable, tenured agents and relentless client service. As important, the company's core values and growth aspirations match those of our own, steeped in trust, integrity, stability

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