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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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Think Smarter with Nick Warren

Nick Warren takes a look at one of Boston's hottest neighborhoods, Seaport, and discusses all of the development happening in the area. He also gives a sneak peak at the largest residential development currently under construction in the area, EchelonSeaport, with some tips for those wanting to buy in the area.

Tell us about the history of the super hot Seaport neighborhood that you have seen over the past 10 years.

When I first started in Boston real estate, the Seaport District mostly consisted of parking lots, a couple seafood restaurants, and the Pavillion amphitheater (where I saw my first concert ever).  Over the past decade, the Seaport District has been completely transformed into a vibrant and bustling neighborhood filled with luxury

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Echelon Seaport is a new construction luxury condo and apartment development in Boston’s Seaport District. It is going to feature three mixed-use towers with over 1.3 million square feet across 3.5 acres. Two of Echelon Seaport’s three towers will be home to 400 condominium units available for purchase. The third tower will feature luxury apartments available for rent. One of the highlights of Echelon Seaport is the amenities that the residents who will live here will get to enjoy. These include two signature outdoor pools with landscaped sun decks and terraces as well as an indoor pool. Concierge service will be available 24 hours a day and residents will be able to park their vehicles in the underground garage. Echelon Seaport is slated to be

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Nick Warren has been involved in the Boston real estate market for over ten years as Founder and CEO of BHHS Warren Residential. Having worked with sellers throughout the city and at all price points, he has come to see the real value that staging can bring to a home on the market.

Recently, he worked with sellers of a condo at 141 West Second Street in South Boston. This two bedroom, two full bath layout features an open floor plan with private outdoor space. Large windows bring in tons of light with a spacious living and kitchen area perfect for entertaining. Priced at $975,000, the home hit the market with the seller’s furnishings, as pictured below.

staging images before

As you can see, the size and bulkiness of the furniture made it difficult to really

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