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Spring is Near!

What’s going on behind the doors for the Spring Real Estate Market?

While there’s still snow on the ground, we’re starting to think the groundhog was wrong. With a beautiful weekend in the 50’s to look forward to – as well as an onslaught of new listings for March 1st, a lively spring seems to be just around the corner!

Rentals

Blackstone Williams releases all of its exclusive inventory in early March. We expect to have about 60 studio apartments in some of Boston’s hottest neighborhoods, like the Back Bay, Beacon Hill and Fenway, as well as one, two, and three bedroom listings in the Back Bay and Fenway.

These annual leases fill up quickly! Be among the first to get access to our exclusive listings by adding your name to our 2017 Wait List.

While short term rentals continue to be in short supply, Blackstone offers summer leases (generally mid-May/June 1st through August 31st) as well as even short term listings by working with Airbnb.

You can stay with us short term in:

Beacon Hill
Newbury Street
Fenway

Sales

We expect supply to remain low with buyers still in high demand. First time home buyers will continue to rent while they continue or delay their search for their starter home. Multiple offer situations will most likely remain common, especially in Boston proper.

While winter months are traditionally slower, many sellers were surprised to see their listings move in a matter of days – or less, often with multiple offers. All signs point to a very active spring sales market, again favoring sellers as sellers remain in short supply.

If you’re thinking of selling your home, there’s no better time than now!

If you’re thinking of buying, especially your first home, the road may be long and hard, but our experts are here to help! We’ve helped first time buyers lock down their first homes over the past two years, persevering through a tough market for buyers.

The weather’s looking better – there’s no better time to rent, buy, & sell in Boston!

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Can I Sell My Home in the Winter?

Can I Sell or Rent My Home in the Winter? Its a legitimate question here in Boston, with temperatures dipping close to & below zero on some days (like today!) While there aren’t as many buyers or renters looking, it certainly IS possible to sell or rent your home in the winter!

Here are some tips if you are deciding to sell or rent out your current home in the winter months:

  1. Take photos early! If you are planning on selling your home in the winter, try to take photos before the piles of snow arrive. If you must take photos in the winter, some freshly fallen snow can add some charm to your photo. Just watch out for icicles/ice dams, which are a turn-off for potential buyers/renters.
  2. Schedule showings/open houses early! Early in the day. With the sun setting early in the winter, you want to make sure your prospective buyers/renters are viewing in the best light possible. I recommend before 3pm to make sure they can see everything in the daylight.
  3. Keep the Heat On! When prospective buyers/renters are viewing your home, make sure the heat is on at a comfortable level.
  4. Keep it Clean! Between snow, sleet, salt and mud, its definitely more difficult to keep your home clean in the winter. Make sure you are prepared to clean not only before showings and open houses, but after the prospective buyers/renters leave. Your Realtor also may provide boot coverings or a boot tray so their client’s shoes don’t leave a mess behind.

And if Winter just isn’t your thing, there’s no harm in waiting until Springtime.

Contact our agents today and see how we can help you sell or rent your home!