Think Smarter with Nick Warren

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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