Massachusetts Real Estate
Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce its ranking as the No. 538 real estate firm in the U.S. in sales volume, according to RISMedia’s 30th Annual Power Broker Report in which the top 1,000 brokerages are recognized. Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty reported a total sales volume of $408,019,006 in 2017, representing 635 closed residential transactions. This ranking has placed Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty 200 spaces above their 2016 ranking.
John Featherson, President and CEO of RISMedia said of the report, "The firms represented are the nation's most elite brokerage firms serving literally millions of consumers with their real estate needs. Even up against extremely scarce supply, Power Brokers posted remarkable sales. With the economy expanding and home prices on a tear, they're charging forward and leveraging the opportunities. We applaud their commitment to homeownership and congratulate them on their Power Broker standing."
The Top 1,000 2018 Power Brokers collectively earned more than $1.3 billion in sales volume and more than 3.7 million transactions in 2017 and encompass more than 478,000 agents and over 8,370 offices.
Nine years ago, the Atwood/Millet House at 4 Graniteville Road in Westford was vacant and in need of much care. It was purchased by Anson and Marie James, a young couple with energy and expertise in high end home restoration. This fall, the Jameses are re-opening their home to the public for one afternoon only.
The Westford Historical Society will be hosting a house tour at the historic Atwood/Millett/James house at 4 Graniteville Road in Westford on Sunday, November 5th, from noon to 4 p.m. Come see the transformation. Marie and Anson will be on site to share their stories and hear yours.
Tickets will be available at the door, cash or check only. $6 for Westford Historical Society members, $8 for non-members. $1 discount for students and seniors. Parking is across the street on Randolph Circle. For more information, the Facebook Event can be found here.
Originally built in 1878, this 3,475 square foot home is set on .57 acres and offers a great space for anyone looking for modern amenities with historic charm. Not only is it on tour with the Westford Historical Society, but it is for sale with Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty. For more information, take a look at the listing on our site, here.
Summertime and the living is better! Great news for home owners in Boston and those seeking a new house in our area. The National Association of Realtors has listed Boston among the 10 Healthiest Housing Markets in 2015 in a recent article from RealtorMag on July 30th. Check it out
The following are the 2015 tax rates for our Greater Boston communities. We are happy to provide this comparison as a real estate resource in Greater Boston for over 30 years. If you are considering a home purchase or rental in the area and would like assistance in comparing these towns on other important factors, please call us at 978-369-6453 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to assisting you.
Barrett Sotheby's International Realty recently hosted a regional meeting in Concord Massachusetts for the Northeast affiliates of Sotheby's International RealtyÂ® (SIR). The meeting featured several sponsorship informational sessions from local real estate related businesses, as well as a guest Q&A panel of experienced agents and wasÂ aimed to strengthen the connections between the affiliates in attendance:Â Gibson Sotheby's International Realty of Boston MA;Â Gustave White Sotheby's International Realty of Newport RI;Â Home Center Sotheby's International Realty of Hingham and Cohasset MA;Â Karp Liberman & Kern Sotheby's International Realty of Newton MA;Â Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty of Maine;Â Macdonald & Wood Sotheby's International Realty of Duxbury MA;Â Mathieu Newton Sotheby's International Realty of Westborough MA;Â oldCape Sotheby's International Realty of Brewster MA;Â Tate and Foss Sotheby's International Realty of Rye NH;Â Vermont Country Properties Sotheby's International Realty of Vermont andÂ Waterfield Sotheby's International Realty of Winchester MA.
Highlights of the informational sessions included a presentationÂ given by Tony Dolceamore, Vice President of Affiliate Services at Sotheby's International RealtyÂ®Â showcasing the power of presentation behind the SIR branded "Anthology" app for the iPad;Â Jack Huntress of homebinder.com, a website content management system which allows homeowners to store important information such as favorite contractors, a home inventory, as well as reminders for routine maintenance. An overview of current mortgages from Meredith Spence a Home Mortgage Consultant for Wells Fargo, as well as a wonderful outline of the services offered by Gentle Giant Moving CompanyÂ rounded out the event.
Always striving to maintain an edge when it comes to deploying technology in the office for real estate agents or for consumers, Barrett Sotheby's International Realty is pleased to announce the presence of a virtual office located at 45 Commonwealth Avenue in West Concord, Massachusetts, right next to Forever Tile. Barrett SIR can now showcase properties for sale in an innovative way with an Interactive Real Estate Storefront from imageSurge Inc., with its sleek and visually appealing, award-winning unit that allows consumers to search through an ordinary office window, and view listings updated with real-time Multiple Listing Service (MLS) connectivity. An individual can specify search parameters tailored to their needs and consumers are able to view by the types of listings (like single-family house, condominium or rental), surrounding towns, price range, and the amount of bedrooms, all literally at the tip of a finger.
Using patent-pending, through glass technology, consumers use the touchscreen to select how to browse, as well as navigate through the search parameters and listings once presented, via small circular buttons located on the inside of the glass. All of which is then displayed on a sun-readable, non-blacking display that is properly backlit with LCD heat-resistant technology, to deliver outstanding quality, even under direct sunlight.
If this sounds like something you need to see to believe, we're going to agree with you. So what are you waiting for? Get up and get out to West Concord to see it for yourself!!!
Photographs by Steve Dunwell, Diane Anton, Frank Byrne Boston Magazine March 2014
Two of the Greater Boston towns where Barrett Sotheby's International Realty has offices madeÂ Boston Magazine's 2014 list of "Best Places to Live." With analysis of more than 150 neighborhoods and towns in and around Boston, the magazine highlights the "best places for buyers at various life stages". Boston Magazine has built a tradition of publishing themed issues of its monthly magazine throughout the course of each year. With a detailed focus on particular topics, the magazine's writers research categories and present "Best Schools", "Best Restaurants", "Best Places to Live" and more.
Lincoln, Massachusetts was named the best place for "Power Couples" who are defined as those who "crave a swanky refuge close to the action, yet also long for a respite from the social whirl". Click below to see all homes currently for sale in Lincoln.
Carlisle, Massachusetts ranks highly for those with a "Growing Family", defined as "The kids need a dedicated playroom. You need a big kitchenâ€”and you've earned that master suite with the fireplace and walk-in closet. Click below to see all homes currently for sale in Carlisle.
Let Barrett Sotheby's International Realty help find your next home for sale in Massachusetts that is just right for whatever life stage you happen to be in.