"'A picture is worth a thousand words.' refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single still image. It also aptly characterizes one of the main goals of visualization, namely making it possible to absorb large amounts of data quickly," according to Wikipedia. The phrase, in various forms, first appeared in print beginning around 1911. Over 100 years later, Pinterest has become one of the most popular social media sites and it revolves around pictures, pinned every minute by the thousands. Pinterest.com's About Us page says it is "a tool for collecting and organizing things you love." The format of "pinning" pictures to a "board" allows you to gather images online that speak to you, however you'd like to categorize them and then share those pictures and boards with your friends, both real life and online ones.
Barrett Sotheby's International Realty has a collection of Pinterest boards with a variety of titles such as "Architecture", "Kitchen Inspirations", "A Room with a View" and many more. From time to time, we will share those boards here with you and invite you to follow along with us on Pinterest to see what's been catching our eye and perhaps find some inspiration for your own home and garden. As we head into summer here in New England, there is no better place to start than with Porches, Patios and Decks. Whether screened in or wraparound, flagstone or cedar, we hope you find these outdoor spaces to be inviting, lovely to look at and worthy of a second glance.
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!!!
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.
Barrett Sotheby's International Realty sponsored the 2014 Scarecrow Classic 5K held Sunday, October 19th. This popular run winds through scenic roads, fields and trails in Lincoln MA. The proceeds benefit the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust which manages over 2000 acres of land and 80 miles of public trails; and is one of the oldest land trusts in the country.
Barrett Sotheby's International Realty is pleased to welcome veteran Realtor and Lincoln, Massachusetts resident, Terry Perlmutter. Terry has over 15 years of experience as a top-producing real estate agent, representing both buyers and sellers. Clients appreciate Terry's technical expertise and breadth of knowledge in the buying and selling process. Her professional background in Social Work and Human Resources has contributed to her strong communication and negotiation skills. Terry is a committed partner and advocate throughout the entire real estate process.
Barrett Sotheby's International Realty owner Laurie Cadigan says:
"We are thrilled to announce the addition of Terry to our team of professionals! Terry's knowledge of the real estate market and her commitment to her clients make her a perfect fit for Barrett Sotheby's International Realty."
Prior to joining Barrett SIR, Terry was a successful agent for Coldwell Banker Real Estate in Weston, Massachusetts with over 12 million dollars in recent sales. Her new office is located at 152 Lincoln Road, Lincoln, MA and she can be reached at 617.519.5179.
As Concordians may have noticed, downtown Concord, Massachusetts was recently buzzing with much activity. Walden Street from Hubbard Street to Main Street and from Keyes Road to Monument Circle was closed down on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 for the shooting of a movie scene. Tumbledown, starring Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall is a comedy-romance slated to come out in late 2014 about a wife who loses her husband, a famous folk singer, and a New York writer who makes her confront, not just her loss, but the uncertain circumstances surrounding his death.
The company responsible for the production of the movie is based out of Devens, Massachusetts and they have been using several towns in Massachusetts, such as Princeton and Concord, to shoot scenes for the movie. Rumor has it many of the cast and crew were spotted getting a delicious treat from Haute Coffee, shopping at local establishments and taking in the quintessential sights Concord has to offer.