Are There Summer Real Estate Doldrums? Not in Arlington…

The summer can be a challenging time for both home buyers and sellers.  As the seasons changed from Spring to Summer, you would have expected a fall off in the market.  However, sales remain healthy for buyers taking advantage of good interest rates and for sellers welcoming motivated buyers, seeking good homes to purchase. As… Read More

What??? I Don’t Have To Pay The Buyer’s Agent?

Its a funny thing, understanding how buyer and seller agents are paid in a Real Estate transaction… Simply put, most buyer’s agents receive compensation for the work provided to buyers, from the seller of the property. Sellers or buyers in Massachusetts must sign a document called the “Massachusetts Mandatory Licensee Consumer Relationship Disclosure“.  This document… Read More

A Short Sale Undertaking… But Don’t Be Afraid! I’m Not!

I’ve had some easy and difficult experiences with Short Sales this year… It can be very challenging working with financial institutions controlling these properties, but it can also be very rewarding. It is not only the banks but the individuals across the table that bring difficulty towards reaching closure. My buyers were patient (thank you… Read More

Understanding Real Estate Agency Relationships….With You!

It’s important to understand what legal responsibilities your real estate salesperson has to you and to other parties in the transaction. Ask what type of agency relationship your agent has with you: Seller’s representative (also known as a listing agent or seller’s agent) A seller’s agent is hired by and represents the seller. All fiduciary… Read More

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