Blog :: 01-2013

Real Estate Can Be A Lot Like Football

I've witnessed incredible teamwork as well as some very bad plays in my 25 years. Here's my 'real estate-take' on Boston.com's 5 Takeaways from the 2012 AFC Championship Time management was an issue Time will always be an issue if you're not on top of your game. Orchestrating a single real estate transaction can often times resemble a circus act. Picture Wes Welker juggling 8 footballs...in clown shoes. A good real estate agent can juggle 20, no sweat and with zero timeouts.

Dropping a perfectly good drive Time hasn't been kind to the real estate process. It's become increasingly difficult and extremely complicated. Lending hurdles and septic intricacies alone can cause an inexperienced agent to develop a bad case of the dropsies. This is where teamwork matters most. Surround yourself with excellence. I'm surrounded by it every day.   Punting Kicking into the wind...enough said. We're used to performing in high winds, tornados in fact. Confusing plays are our specialty. Nobody needs a fair-weather friend, or a fair-weather agent. Build a relationship with a solid individual who is part of a solid team so YOU don't end up punting from the 34-yard line.

One horrible decision We practice hard to stay in the groove and avoid any need for a desperation pass. We bring our 200+ years of experience to the field and every client we educate brings us closer to the red zone. Bad decisions happen when clients ignore their agent's guidance. It all comes down to trust. And sometimes the first down that's right in front of you is the best play to be had.

Injuries impacting the team Life happens. Disarray doesn't have to. Losing a teammate to illness, loss or injury never compromises our ability to perform in the field. I'm always impressed by the way my agents support, encourage and nurture each other. People matter so much more than the glory. And THAT's what makes us champions.

The Results:   7 YEARS AS #1 !

Windhill has closed more business here in town than any other real estate company!* I guess we don't just play well in spurts!  Touchdown!!

 

*MLSPIN 12/31/05-12/31/12

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To Quote Jodie Foster...

"Change, gotta love it...to move people by being moved - greatest job in the world" 

I couldn't help but relate...granted, we are not saving lives, acting in epic films or speaking from a platform for all the world to hear, but...in our own small gestures, helping families overcome some very challenging life situations, helping them embrace the unexpected changes life inevitably brings, "moving people by being moved" enough to want to help and do what's right. I see it every day and I am proud to be part of a team who cares, about the people, always more, about the people. If you missed Jodie Foster's acceptance speech, it's definitely worth watching, especially the last two minutes. Click here for Jodie Foster's speech.

Don't Believe EVERYTHING You Read!

We've been saying this for years now. Try it! Google your address. You may be surprised with what you find.

Embracing technology and always being on the cutting edge is just what we do! We are still the only real estate company I know of with an award winning blogmonthly electronic newsletter and consistent social media presence (like us on Facebook for real-time real estate updates). In our world of corporate giants, e-commerce and words like "social" equating electronic "friendship", we respect and understand the value of technology. BUT...it comes with it's own set of consequences. Our team spends a considerable amount of time performing "damage control", cleaning up the misleading "facts" presented in fancy packaging and delivered to consumers via the internet. Don't take my word for it. Boston.com reveals the truth...FINALLY. Read this. It's an eye-opener.

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Real Estate Transfers - Ipswich, MA - December 2012

 

Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
Single Family        
6 Masconomet Rd, Ipswich, MA 2 1 $317,000 $307,257
5 Manning St, Ipswich, MA 4 1 $330,000 $324,000
16 Juniper St, Ipswich, MA 3 1 $339,000 $325,000
17 Mt. Pleasant St, Ipswich, MA 3 1.5 $344,000 $328,000
7 Wimbledon Ct, Ipswich, MA 3 3.5 $499,900 $470,000
81 Old Right Rd, Ipswich, MA 4 2.5 $559,000 $545,500
36 North Ridge Rd, Ipswich, MA 2 1 $599,900 $585,000
50 Jeffreys Neck Rd, Ipswich, MA 3 2.5 $619,000 $615,000
47 Bayview Rd, Ipswich, MA 2 2 $649,000 $620,000
6 Allen Ln, Ipswich, MA 4 2 $164,900 $180,000
19 Cedarview Rd., Ipswich, MA 4 2 $389,000 $385,000
1 Leslie Rd., Ipswich, MA 3 2.5 $429,000 $412,000
44 High St., Ipswich, MA 4 2 $525,000 $519,000
65 Lakemans Lane, Ipswich, MA 3 2 $549,900 $540,000
         
Condominium        
500-208 Colonial Dr, Ipswich, MA 2 2 $195,000 $185,000
9 New Mill Pl, Ipswich, MA 2 2.5 $335,000 $330,000
36 River Pt Dr, #8, Ipswich, MA 2 2.5 $382,400 $382,400
48 River Pt Dr, #14, Ipswich, MA 2 2.5 $382,400 $382,400
1 Ipswich Woods, Ipswich, MA 2 1+2 $245,000 $245,000
100 Central St, #6, Ipswich, MA 3 2.5 $315,000 $304,000
8 New Mill Pl, Ipswich, MA 2 2.5 $349,000 $344,000
3 Moray Lane, Ipswich, MA 2 2.5 $599,900 $575,000
         
Land        
135 Topsfield Rd. #3, Ipswich, MA 5.59ac Res $325,000 $285,000
         
Multi-Family        
6-8 Brownville Ave., Ipswich, MA 2 Unit $254,900 $230,000

 

This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by our MLS partners. These entities neither guarantee nor are responsible for data accuracy. Data maintained by MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

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Real Estate Transfers - Wenham, MA - December 2012

Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
Single Family        
139 Cherry St, Wenham, MA 3 1.5 $379,000 $379,000

 

This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by our MLS partners. These entities neither guarantee nor are responsible for data accuracy. Data maintained by MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

Real Estate Transfers - Danvers, MA - December 2012

Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
         
Single Family        
15 Purchase St, Danvers, MA 3 1.5 $229,900 $235,000
29 North Shetland Rd, Danvers, MA 3 1 $255,000 $255,800
31 Centre St, Danvers, MA 3 2 $259,900 $250,000
258 Maple St, Danvers, MA 3 1 $260,000 $263,000
33 Cherry St, Danvers, MA 4 2 $300,000 $355,000
32 Chase St, Danvers, MA 4 1.5 $300,000 $295,000
6 North Shore Ave, Danvers, MA 3 2 $319,900 $305,000
108 Centre St, Danvers, MA 4 2.5 $329,000 $315,000
52 Dayton St, Danvers, MA 3 2 $339,000 $340,000
3 Amerena Cir, Danvers, MA 3 3 $349,900 $345,000
15 Braman St, Danvers, MA 3 2 $365,000 $348,000
23 Roman Ave, Danvers, MA 4 2 $399,900 $385,000
20 Bayberry Rd, Danvers, MA 3 2.5 $404,900 $397,000
46 Ledgewood Dr, Danvers, MA 4 2.5 $469,000 $455,000
Lot 5 Bridle Spur Rd, Danvers, MA 4 2.5 $750,000 $712,000
7 Willow Ave, Danvers, MA 6 4.5 $824,900 $785,000
         
Condominium        
2 McDewell Ave #15, Danvers, MA 1 1 $99,000 $105,000
19 Garden St #506, Danvers, MA 2 1.5 $250,000 $243,000
152 Water St #3, Danvers, MA 2 2 $379,900 $345,000

 

This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by our MLS partners. These entities neither guarantee nor are responsible for data accuracy. Data maintained by MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

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Real Estate Transfers - Hamilton, MA - December 2012

Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
Single Family        
28 Norman Rd, Hamilton, MA 4 2 $393,000 $360,000
9 Madonna Dr, Hamilton, MA 4 2.5 $529,000 $523,750
15 Park St, Hamilton, MA 4 2.5 $579,900 $580,000
49 Bridge S, Hamilton, MA 4 5 $725,000 $700,000
1045 Bay Rd, Hamilton, MA 4 2.5 $920,000 $800,000
90 Moulton St, Hamilton, MA 5 6+2 $1,950,000 $1,700,000
         
Condominium        
10 Pleasant St, #10, Hamilton, MA 2 2 $244,000 $237,000
         
Land        
311 Sagamore St, Hamilton, MA 1.9ac Res. $200,000 $132,500
313 Sagamore St, Hamilton, MA 5.77ac Res. $200,000 $132,500

 

This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by our MLS partners. These entities neither guarantee nor are responsible for data accuracy. Data maintained by MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

Real Estate Transfers - Rowley, MA - December 2012

Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
Single Family        
364 Main St, Rowley, MA 3 1.5 $359,900 $340,000
708 Haverhill St, Rowley, MA 4 2.5 $589,900 $579,000
136 Fenno Dr, Rowley, MA 3 3+2 $599,000 $599,000
         
Condominium        
42 Summer St, #1, Rowley, MA 3 1 $134,000 $150,000

This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by our MLS partners. These entities neither guarantee nor are responsible for data accuracy. Data maintained by MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

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Real Estate Transfers - Topsfield, MA - December 2012

Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
Single Family        
254 Ipswich Rd, Topsfield, MA 4 1 $269,000 $239,000
1 North St, Topsfield, MA 3 1 $349,000 $320,000
33 High St, Topsfield, MA 3 2.5 $492,000 $485,000
14 Aaron Dr, Topsfield, MA 3 2.5 $599,000 $560,000
Lot 5 Hickory Ln, Topsfield, MA 4 2.5 $650,000 $645,000
         
         
Condominium        
50 Great Hill Rd, Topsfield, MA 1 2 $297,000 $292,000
18 English Commons, Topsfield, MA 2 2.5 $767,000 $780,279
11 English Commons, Topsfield, MA 2 2.5 $835,000 $837,259

This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by our MLS partners. These entities neither guarantee nor are responsible for data accuracy. Data maintained by MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

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