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How to Find Your Dream Home in Greater Boston

Couple Looking at a HomeFinding your dream home always starts with a simple search and a great agent. The housing market in the Boston area can be tricky to navigate, but with the right tools, you’ll be able to score the house you have always wanted. 

Create a Wishlist

At the beginning of your journey, you should create a list of wants and needs for your future home. These will be essential in guiding you and your agent’s search for a home. You should conduct some initial searches in the areas you want to live in as well as searching by price range to determine what are common features in those areas and price ranges. 

When thinking about what types of features you are looking for in a home, be realistic and determine the things that are non-negotiable. If there are things about properties you find in your initial searches, write them down so you can easily refer back to the things that caught your eye. We also have some quick searches categorized by lifestyles and features that you can browse to get started. 

Search Smarter - create an account with Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty to save your favorite properties and to receive notifications when similar listings become available.

Find the Right Agent

Working with an experienced agent during the home-buying process is one of the best things you can do for yourself, and the sooner you speak to a Realtor®, the sooner they can help you find the home of your dreams. You can learn more about our wonderful team of reputable, experienced, and local agents on our website. Select an agent to read their bio and view their contact information. Our team of agents live and work in the communities they serve and have advanced market knowledge they use to help you quickly discover properties, manage negotiations, and make the experience more comfortable overall. You can learn more about how our agents go above and beyond for our clients here.

Explore Open Houses

To get a better idea of what homes in Greater Boston have to offer, there’s no better way than going to view a home in person. Browse upcoming open houses here, this list is updated whenever a new open house is listed so be sure to check back often or speak to your agent. Even if the home is not exactly what you are looking for, you will be able to ask specific questions to a selling agent. You can discover more about particular neighborhoods and see what amenities are available at different price points. A simple walkthrough may turn into you discovering your dream home. 


Your dream home is waiting for you here in Greater Boston, contact an agent today to help you discover it.

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