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think smarter 2023

As the weather warms up and the housing market continues to sizzle, we'll discuss the importance of staging your home for sale and exploring some of our city's fantastic summer activities.

The Impact of Staging in the Boston Home Market

The importance of staging cannot be overstated when selling your Boston area home. Staging is more than just sprucing up your space—it's about creating an environment in which potential buyers can envision themselves. It's about showing off your home's best features, making it feel inviting, and subtly persuading buyers that this is their future home.

Think about it: when you walk into a well-staged home, you're not just seeing furniture and decor—you're seeing a lifestyle. You're imagining Sunday brunch in

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In Today’s Market, Listing Prices Are Like an Auction’s Reserve Price | MyKCM

For generations, the process of buying and selling a home in the Boston area never really changed. A homeowner would try to estimate the market value of their house, then tack on a little extra to give themselves some negotiating room. That figure would become the listing price. Buyers would then try to determine how much less than the full price they could offer and still get the home. As a result, the listing price was generally the ceiling of the negotiation. The actual sales price would almost always be somewhat lower than what was listed. It was unthinkable to pay more than what the seller was asking.

Today is different.

The record-low supply of homes for sale coupled with very strong buyer demand is leading to a rise in bidding wars on

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Where Have All the Houses Gone? | MyKCM

In today’s housing market, it seems harder than ever to find a home to buy, especially in the Boston area. Before the health crisis hit us a year ago, there was already a shortage of homes for sale. When many homeowners delayed their plans to sell at the same time that more buyers aimed to take advantage of record-low mortgage rates and purchase a home, housing inventory dropped even further. Experts consider this to be the biggest challenge facing an otherwise hot market while buyers continue to compete for homes. As Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at, explains:

“With buyers active in the market and seller participation lagging, homes are selling quickly and the total number available for sale at any point in time continues to

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