Think Smarter with Nick Warren

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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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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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Founder and CEO Nick Warren welcomes all the new Boston residents with some tips for becoming acquainted with their new city. He also shares advice for both buyers and sellers as we enter into the traditionally busy autumn market.

With the influx of new residents from Sept 1 (the biggest move-in day in Boston), what advice would you give to a new Boston resident?

The fall is my favorite season in Boston.  The heat and humidity of the summer begins to go away leading to those beautiful, crisp New England fall days that everyone loves.  Boston is a very active city so I’d suggest getting out on foot and doing some exploring. One of my favorite things to do during the fall is to go for a walk or run along our beautiful esplanade which is part of

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Founder and CEO Nick Warren takes a look at Boston's South End and the changes he has seen in the neighborhood's real estate market over the past 10 years. He also discusses the exciting Ink Block development and new developments like 7INK, a proposed co-living space coming to the neighborhood.

How have you seen the real estate market in South End, typically one of Boston’s hottest, change over the years?

When I started in the business back in 2006, the South End had already gone through a major gentrification over the previous 10-20 years.  Since 2006, we have seen the South End continue this process and rise to become one of the most in demand, and expensive neighborhoods in Boston, especially over the last 4-5 years.  In fact, the average

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Think Smarter with Nick Warren

Founder and CEO Nick Warren talks about some exciting new developments coming soon to the Boston area. He also dives into trends he is seeing in the marketplace and what you can expect this summer in the Boston real estate market. 

 

Summertime opportunities

Summer is traditionally one of the slowest seasons for Boston real estate.  Due to our seemingly never-ending winters, New Englanders generally put their search on hold between Memorial Day and Labor Day and hit the beach or the mountains instead.  I predict that we will see normal seasonal adjustments in both new listings and sold transactions this year. With that said, the summer can be a great time for a buyer to put a deal together due to less competition.  There will naturally be

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Think Smarter with Nick Warren

Founder and CEO Nick Warren discusses how he got into the Boston real estate market over ten years ago and some of the secrets to success that have helped him build his brokerage to one of the top in Boston. 

I always knew I wanted to be in the real estate business.  I had been studying the investment and development side of the business since I was 12, reading whatever books about the subject that I could get my hands on (instead of doing homework). I went for my real estate license while I was still in college so that, when I graduated in 2006, I’d be able to start buying and selling my own properties - saving myself commissions.  After graduating, I began working as a real estate agent at a small firm on Newbury Street here in Boston.  I

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