larry lawfer: Moving without the ball, or what to do when you don't know what to do. - 03/24/15 07:48 AM
Moving without the ball, or what to do when you don't know what to do. Trasactional details, when you have a client working on buying or selling often takes agents away from their duty to prospect.  Prospecting is a process that needs effort on a daily basis to be successful, this we know.  So there are so many things that take us away from that number one task.  As mentioned, transactional details is one, but so is social media, exercising, networking, educational events, and doing nothing all take your time away from the process of prospecting.  Then the month is near … (8 comments)

larry lawfer: Dedham Housting Report March 11 - 03/14/15 08:15 AM
Dedham Housting Report March 11 with statistics and information gathered from the Greater Boston Area Realtors MLSPIN system.  There were 56 homes listed as Active, Under Agreement, Sold, Expired or Canceled in the last 30 days.  Of these 56 homes only 9 of these homes would qualify as luxury homes.  375 Westfield Street qualifies.  There are 3 homes on Westfield Street currently Active on the Market with two qualifying as Luxury.  Luxury is defined as the top 10% of the sales within the MLSPIN area.  The threshold for Luxury is around $880,000.
Single Family Active Listings: 29    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: … (2 comments)

larry lawfer: Scenic and Historic Street Precinct 1 Dedham Westfield Street - 03/10/15 06:31 AM
Scenic and Historic Street Precinct 1 Dedham Westfield Street.  This is the tree lined meandering and scenic dead end street where everyone knows your name.  Families on Westfield Street seem to stay of Westfield Street.  There are hiking, biking and snow shoeing trails near this house.  Weld Pond is the view out the front windows of this contemporary home over lookng the pond.  The Southern exposure  of the house curves with windows stretching from East to West all along Weld Pond.
Once you leave High Street, Route 109 and turn onto Westfield, the view gets better, the road gets less hurried … (0 comments)

larry lawfer: Contemporary Architecture, a primer for Dedham Luxury home - 03/05/15 07:59 AM
Contemporary Architecture, a primer for Dedham Luxury home. As a real estate professional I am in and out of homes every single day. As the years go by I can safely say I am close to have seen it all.  The exception is when I list or help purchase a contemporary home.  They are always quite different. These homes in our land of Center Entrance Colonials stand out.  They are often built with lots of open space and broad and expansive windows to let the sun in and the views abound.  Today I went looking for answers and I found WiseGeek.  … (1 comments)

larry lawfer: Luxury Living in Nature, Dedham Contemporary - 03/04/15 03:03 AM
Luxury Living in Nature, Dedham Contemporary.  375 Westfield Street is a premier location in Precinct 1 of Dedham MA.  Premier because it is a winding country road that dead ends after passing conservation land, hiking paths, Weld Pond and many beautiful homes.  The people who choose Westfield Street don't often move, they love the community of this street so much.Contemporary living is not for everyone, people who love contemporary homes are not those who are looking to own some antique colonial.  There is not a single rectangular room in this 4446 square foot home, but there is light, lots and lots … (2 comments)

larry lawfer: Newton Luxury Home 1, Ice Dams 0 - 03/04/15 02:55 AM
Newton Luxury Home 1, Ice Dams 0  Say what you want about new construction, but give me a building that has stood the test of time and time again.  114 Shornecliffe was a luxury home when it was built on, then Nonantum Hill, now Farlow Hill in 1911.  This house has graciously endured countless storms of horrific nature.  Now, today we have passed the all time record for snow in MA.  Many, many homes are suffering huge ice dams that are damaging the exterior of the house and forcing water down and inside the home.  This is not the case with … (2 comments)

larry lawfer: Boston Area Move In Homes Luxury Housing Report - 03/01/15 11:00 AM
Boston Area Move In Homes Luxury Housing Report Feb 27-15  As a Million Dollar Guild member of the Institute for International Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM) I have access to deep insight into the analytics of the Luxury Housing Reports internationally and in our Boston area.  Newton will be different than Dedam will be different than Marblehead, but with any housing report we are looking at the trends and not the specifics. Spring is upon us, the smart buyers are out right now to capture the best deals.  What the risk here is that more houses will come on the market which … (2 comments)

larry lawfer: More Luxury and Value for your dollar in Dedham, so what. - 02/28/15 05:57 AM
More Luxury and Value for your dollar in Dedham, so what. You are someone who wants what you want, it just may not be what everyone else wants.  You have always been that way, you are clear. Design is important to you and it doesn't need to be a straight line, it needs to provide an aesthetic.  You love contemporary homes.  Their angles, the way in which the architect and builder used the landscape to create a dwelling. 375 Westfield Street, Dedham MA is the home for you.  If you are looking for one of the Precinct 1 Antique Federal Style … (2 comments)

larry lawfer: More Luxury and Value for your dollar in Dedham, so what. - 02/28/15 05:57 AM
More Luxury and Value for your dollar in Dedham, so what. You are someone who wants what you want, it just may not be what everyone else wants.  You have always been that way, you are clear. Design is important to you and it doesn't need to be a straight line, it needs to provide an aesthetic.  You love contemporary homes.  Their angles, the way in which the architect and builder used the landscape to create a dwelling. 375 Westfield Street, Dedham MA is the home for you.  If you are looking for one of the Precinct 1 Antique Federal Style … (2 comments)

larry lawfer: Dedham Housing Report Feb 14, 2015 - 02/19/15 12:45 PM
Dedham Housing Report Feb 14, 2015. Greater Boston Association of Realtors and MLSPIN provide us these statistics for Dedham MA the last 30 days. The first Sold Group of 11 houses includes all sales in Dedham while all the other categories only include the Luxury listings of $881,000 or more.
Single Family Sold Listings: 11    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 2,611.82     Avg. List$: $591,400    Avg. List$/SqFt: $251     Avg. DOM: 280.00     Avg. DTO: 75.00    Avg. Sale$: $558,727   Avg. Sale$/SqFt: $242
Homes in Dedham within the last 30 days got 94% List to Sale price.  When we look … (4 comments)

larry lawfer: Newton MA Open House Luxury Home Video - 02/19/15 06:41 AM
Newton MA Open House Luxury Home Video. MLS # 71746470, Snow what? Newton Luxury White House gets updated.  Open House Feb 22, 2015. Snow what we say.  Boston Strong 6810 square feet of living space, 3 car attached garage, built in 1911 and updated with all the latest amenities for today's living. This is both a very formal Classical Revival Colonial and an Open Space, large kitchen with new high end appliances.  This house was buiilt when character and craftsmanship had real meaning.  While today's new construction is coveted by some, those who know houses and history always gravitate to the … (2 comments)

larry lawfer: Snow MA, have you had enough? - 02/12/15 01:10 PM
Snow MA, have you had enough? Everywhere you look people are either grumbling or holding their secret smile.  It is finally winter here in New England and that usually means snow.  It is serious this year and we have already broken all kinds of records and the white stuff is still coming down.  They talk about the storm of 1978, but we already have more snow on the ground right now than fell during that terrible storm.  Let's put this in perspective.  This year, actually last year during this winter 6 feet of snow fell on Buffalo.  The piddly 3 going … (4 comments)

larry lawfer: Clearing the cobwebs of a Realtors® mind. - 02/08/15 07:54 PM
Clearing the cobwebs of a Realtors® mind. Have you ever noticed that a great agent will always return your call and those who are not so great won't, or will do so after several calls. The first thing these average agents tell you is how busy they are. Really?
Have you been surprised going into an open house and having the agent not look up from their phone but telling you to sign in and there is a sell sheet on the table? What are these agents doing for their clients?
Communication is the single oft criticized issue between an agent … (5 comments)

larry lawfer: You won't know what your lost until it's gone. - 02/08/15 07:47 PM
You won't know what your lost until it's gone. Isn't this true so often in our lives.  It is easier to do nothing than to take action.  I see this all the time with Buyers in real estate.  They go out looking for something just right. They have a list of the needs and wants.  They know their price range, the communities and neighborhoods they will search.  They find some things and then the dance begins.  They begin looking for a reason to not buy.  They think that the things that they will do the house to make it theirs (read … (7 comments)

larry lawfer: Dedham MA Luxury Home Market Report 2014 - 02/05/15 08:49 AM
Dedham MA Luxury Home Market Report 2014.  This report gathers statistics from the Greater Boston Area MLSPIN system.  It does not inlude For Sale By Owner or Probate statistics which amount to less than 10% of the market.  While there were 389 total homes in the market in 2014 only 39 of them qualify as luxury homes. A luxury home is defined as the top 10% of the market in terms of price.  So 389 to 39 is almost a perfect match for this statistic.
Single Family Active Listings: 8    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 4,361.25     Avg. List$: $1,418,938    … (3 comments)

larry lawfer: Newton MA Luxury Housing Market Report Jan 2015 - 01/20/15 05:56 PM
Newton MA Luxury Housing Market Report Jan 2015. Over the last 30 days there are 46 properties that have been on the MLS here in Newton that were Active, Under Agreement, Sold, Expired or Canceled. This report gives you a snapshot of what is going on in this market right now.  If you have a property on the market it is instructive to watch what is being sold, expired and under agreement.  You can also search which properties have had a price change in the last 30 days.  In the luxury market, which begins at homes priced $2,100,000 and above in … (2 comments)

larry lawfer: Prospecting is the real business - 01/17/15 04:06 AM
Prospecting is the real business even though we are in the real estate business.  In most states it is not too difficult to get your license to sell real estate. It is always less time and less money than any college degree. Lots of people have their license.  The low income averages of real estate agents across the country I am sure have lots to do with people who have a license and work barely at all, part time or not very well.  Following the adage that even the blind squirrel can find the nut sometimes then any agent can find … (63 comments)

larry lawfer: Trophy Home, Newton MA Luxury - 01/17/15 04:01 AM
Trophy Home, Newton MA Luxury is all you would think it would be and a bit less. The less part is the price, this property is priced to sell.  At $2,575,000 she isn't cheap, but she is affordable in this rarefied air of luxury in Newton MA.  A home like this is never your first home, you have to earn this one through your hard work, ingenuity, determination and guile.  114 Shornecliffe Road in Newton has stood above and looking out from Farlow Hill since 1911.  The former owners have been like you.  Pillars of the community, leaders in their fields … (6 comments)

larry lawfer: I have today; that is all - 01/16/15 03:48 AM
I have today; that is all.  My today is what I have to work with. This today will make my tomorrow and provide me memories of my yesterday's.  Not taking my yesterday's into today allows me to build a new today which builds the new tomorrow.  Doing the best I can with my today gives me solace and provides me strength.
The days in real estate are varied and hectic.  Calls come in, requests are made while schedules must be kept, it can be chaotic.  It is easy to get lost with all the moving parts, get distracted, confused then dazed.  … (7 comments)

larry lawfer: Do you deserve this Luxury Home, Newton, MA? - 01/16/15 03:12 AM
Do you deserve this Luxury Home, Newton MA?  If it was about the money there are many more people who could purchase this home than those who deserve it.  This home has stood high above Farlow Hill looking out across and beyond the town since 1911.  It is the best example of Classical Revival Architecture in Newton and has been upgraded to include today's amenities.  The families that have lived in this home over these many years have all been pillars of their communities.  Doctors, Entrepreneur's, Legal minds all, they have flourished inside these beautiful walls looking out and down over … (3 comments)

 
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