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Slowly and Cautiously Success Achieved

Slowly and Cautiously Success Achieved case study. In rare instances success comes easy, for the rest of us the road is more rugged. The buying and selling of property is a process no matter where you are, or what the price. The buying and/or selling of a property is a process.  There is security in knowing the process steps and being opened to adjust it to fit your needs and wants along the way. That is a power some possess.

Slowly and Cautiously Success Achieved is what every buyers agent is telling their buyers. Three weeks ago the prices were $100,000 over list price. insane. Let’s watch how those appraisals turn out in this next cycle and see how that affects our Boston area market. The Buyers market is tough sledding right now.

Have your pre-approval, be ready, be focused, put the time in because buying your home, the one you will own is important and you should do it right. There is a right way and there are many other ways to get it done just not to the same advantage. There really are levels of competence that separate some from the others.

The market is changing, reality will return and most likely before the interest rates begin to go back up as they must. I, personally, don’t think that is this year, but this is still the first quarter and we

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still have the pandemic. Sometime this year there will be some resolution on some of these issues. Consumer Confidence is described by those who survived as, “I’m still here.”

Slowly and Cautiously Success Achieved is acceptable and should be celebrated, don’t you think? Every stumble lurches you forward, sometime to land on your face. That is still progress. It is slow but it is relentlessly moving towards the best outcome for you.

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The World has changed and other good news

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The World has changed and other good news. I’m no poly-anna and I don’t like to be lied to, so there is that. I think most people feel this same way. We take our time individually and alone (god knows we have the time) to sort out what a world and economic pandemic really is to us. It is everything and nothing. There is true reason to be terrified of an economic disaster or a viral pandemic, but both. C’mon! And yet I have seen evidence of growth and shared values. It is a health versus a non health issue first and an economic disaster second. We are sorting that out.

I have seen fathers in the yards playing with their kids. I see the look on the kids faces and see this is the time they remembered their Dad throwing them the ball in the yard. It is all perspective; I hate when I think like that. The individual sacrifices we are all making to get by pales in comparison to the people who are keeping our country alive.  In this grueling and dangerous work load we are seeing a common enemy and we are coming together to find the answer.

I do think that will be remembered.  The assumption is we all survive, and looking at the statistics not all of us will survive.  What will be your legacy, the last words? I am not asking for hands here because I know you are not here. 

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Single Family New Listings: 2 Median Liv. Area SqFt: 3555.5 Median List $: $1,689,000 Median List $/SqFt: $481 Median DOM: 1.5

Single Family Active Listings: 18 Median Liv. Area SqFt: 4,491 Median List $: $2,018,500 Median List $/SqFt: $450 Median DOM: 56

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Single Family Under Agreement Listings: 12 Median Liv. Area SqFt: 2,910 Median List $: $1,579,500 Median List $/SqFt: $535 Median DOM: 18.5 Median DTO: 7

Single Family Sold Listings: 9 Median Liv. Area SqFt: 2,825 Median List $: $1,250,000 Median List $/SqFt: $436 Median DOM: 19 Median DTO: Median Sale $: $1,235,000 Median Sale $/SqFt: $427

Single Family Temporarily Withdrawn Listings: 10 Median Liv. Area SqFt: 4,689 Median List $: $1,983,500 Median List $/SqFt: $441 Median DOM: 38.5

Single Family Canceled Listings: 4 Median Liv. Area SqFt: 5,218 Median List $: $2,207,388 Median List $/SqFt: $461 Median DOM: 167.5

The Market in Newton statistics are from MLSPIN the local MLS. There is lots to sort out here. The legal is being worked out and properties are closing and being inspected and appraised, just in different ways. The banks and the underwriters are turning up the screws a bit more. The World has changed and other good news

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Architecture Place Space and Materials Yefim Massarsky V1-E41 PODCAST

Architecture Place Space and Materials Yefim Massarsky V1-E41. Russian trained and award winning architect joins the podcast today to discuss his methods and influences over the years. Place, Space, Materials and Design all drive the ultimate lines put down on paper well before the ground is broken. The process is complete before the first nail is pounded. Take some time to understand how luxury design sits on top of years of study and reflection. Newton Luxury home for sale and the architect who is all in. Yefim Massarsky

Yefim Massarsky received his architectural education in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Russia, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. At the relatively young age of 28, he produced several interesting design works, and was accepted into the very prestigious Union of Architects.

Architecture is an ancient art. It is a form as well as materials, all of this is combined in ways classical and new. Architects arrive at their profession from varying places. There are the engineer types who love to build, put things together and make sure all the math and lines work.  There are the art types that start with the land and place and then imagine what would fit best into that space. Yefim straddles both these worlds.

He is influenced by all those who went before and often looks to Frank Lloyd Wright for the way a building fits into the landscape. He looks to Andrea Palladio, a Renaissance architect for how windows allow light to enter the home. In Newton on Radcliff Rd Yefim has a project for sale right now. He uses this window as one form but that is not all. Light and space move freely throughout this luxury home. 37 Radcliff is both a luxury home and a business opportunity for someone with imagination. MLS #72633654 is provided by Jim Lowenstern. Architecture Place Space and Materials Yefim Massarsky V1-E41 PODCAST

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Hiring the Right Contractor, Masters Touch Design-Build V1-E37

 

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Hiring the Right Contractor V1 E37 Masters Touch Design-Build.  In this PODCAST Chris Previte of Masters Touch  Design-Build shares with us today the right and wrong way to find, secure and redo your home the right way. Choosing your contractor is the simple matter of knowing what to ask and being focused on finding the right person for your needs. Communications, vision, follow through are big parts. Caring about your needs and having a willingness to focus on those needs is critical. Listen to how one company does it right.

Over the many years I have been in the real estate industry I have been in thousands of houses and hundreds of housing sites being built.  Nothing is the same, all have their unique aspects.  Builders use different materials, different crews, different timing and most of them have recommendations from people who like them. I always want to know about the times things went wrong and how they were fixed.  The biggest issue is always  communications. Since there are so many details in any design-build it is critical there is one place were all information and changes can be reviewed. Masters Touch uses a system that keeps it all in line.

Chris Previte is who you will connect with first. He is the one who comes out to look over the home and give you some ideas on what can be done and for what cost and in what timing. From there it goes back to the shop and put into the system so all can be informed.  Designers, builders, plumbers, electricians etc all see the same files and their work is coordinated through the system. In this manner a lot of the problems can be averted or at least deals with at the time it feels like a problem. Hiring the Right Contractor, Masters Touch Design-Build V1-E37

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All the right answers before you interview PODCAST Michael Neece

All the right answers before you interview PODCAST Michael Neece. Last week’s podcast on Broker-Talk.com was a great one for anyone who is in front of people who hire. Whether you are a job candidate, or self employed in the real estate business making presentations all the time Interview Mastery provides you the on line tools to be a success.  It turns out that success does leave clues and Michael Neece CEO and Founder of Interview Mastery has done the work for us.

As one of the top Tech HR people in business Michael spent a good portion of his career doing interviews with thousands of people at all the top firms in the world. He is a nerd and a tech guy so he became interested in the top few percent of people who got offers at their first interview. For Michael it was an interesting subject to study. Interview Mastery is an outgrowth of those years of study.  Success, it turns out, is reproducible for anyone who follows the formula. First step is to never arrive without knowledge and questions. Those who come prepared, knowing about the company, the job they are applying for and questions about how, when that job is filled with the right person, that person will be successful for the company.

Turns out that is the key. What is memorable is how it is described. When you go for an interview you are always armed with your own skills and talents.  The key to interview mastery is you know to never take your skills and talents arrows out of your quiver until the company/hiring people show you their bullseye. Never go into an interview thinking all about yourself, no one cares. Always be thinking of how you match up with their needs and make sure you know those needs before you begin to show your skills and talents as part of the solution to those needs. In this show you will find All the right answers before you interview PODCAST Michael Neece

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It is easy with easy steps and you can win today

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It is easy, do the right things. It is easy, write down what you need to do. It is easy, fake it ’til you make it. It is easy, believe in yourself. It is easy eat well, sleep well, stay focused, that’s all. It is easy.

Or is it?

There is nothing easy about commitment. There is nothing easy about discipline. There is nothing easy about, faking it. There is nothing easy about, There is nothing easy about,taking care of yourself and getting things done .

Or is there?

Easy is a muscle, you have to build it.  Easy is a mindset, you have to let go. Easy is today when you get things done.

It is easy with easy steps and you can win today.  

Bits and Pieces from this time of pandemic, Covid-19. The plague, the dark ages the time creating butt marks in our sofa’s and couches. If this gets us at least those other things that we thought would get us, won’t. We got that going for us. Gallows humor is a better past time then blame and finger pointing. If your church is open this Easter remember God is everywhere but science tells us not to congregate. Pray alone, your God will hear you. What I know deep in my heart is, this is serious and there are serious people working on it. As I am kind of a glass half full guy I feel optimistic. Don’t hate me for that, I am also an early riser, and I am quiet.

Real estate market has not ground to a halt. In my state the Governor and Mayor are working to clear the red tape with accepting e-signatures and virtual closings. The fire certification inspection can be done as long as 90 days after the closing, so you can close without that form. The Open House as it was in the olden days is no more. Virtual opens and private showings are now the norm. Technology become even more important as a skill the Seller/Agent must have.

It is easy with easy steps and you can win today.

 

 

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