Home Selling

May 16, 2020

Spring Real Estate Newsletter 2020 Heisler & Mattson Properties

Spring 2020 Real Estate Newsletter 

I hope this newsletter finds everyone safe and well. It certainly has been an interesting spring to say the least, so far, and I'm getting a lot of questions about what is going on in the market, so I thought I would take a ...

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Nov. 12, 2018

Looking for the Top - Rental Data and What it Tells Us Today

Why Look at Rental Market Data?

Most people who look at the real estate market know that prices have been going up for some time, (8-9 years approximately), and that sooner or later, there will be a pull back.  While I expect that the pull back will be relatively ...

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Oct. 21, 2017

Home Staging Tricks For Getting your Home Ready to Sell

Home Staging Tricks

We all know that getting the most for your properties involves getting it looking "right" for the market.  But what do we mean when we talk about that?  Well, for most of us, there is a difference between how we "live" in a house and ...

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Oct. 15, 2017

Why you need to be cautious when purchasing 1 bedrooms for investment or personal

One Bedroom Apartments

Ah, the one bedroom.  When you're on a budget, as an investor or just for yourself, the one bedroom looks like an attractive place to go.  It's cheap!  Sure, it's not big, but you don't need a lot of space ...

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Sept. 24, 2017

Decluttering Your Home for a Future Sale

Decluttering Your Home for a Future Sale

As you get ready to sell your home, there are a couple of big projects that await you.  No, I'm not talking about replacing the carpet in the living room, and I'm not talking about the mismatched appliances that reside in ...

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May 22, 2017

Freakonomics Revisted - One Agents Take On Realty Data Explored

The Freakonomics Summary


I'll pass along this link, currently active without paywall at the NYTimes.  I think it presents a short, but balanced summary of Stephen Levitt's study on the behavior of real estate agents selling their own homes vs. the homes they represent.  In short ...

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May 27, 2016

Tips for Interviewing a Realtor


Most people put more research into buying a TV or Refrigerator than they do looking for a Realtor. Hello! Your home is pretty expensive. Perhaps, long ago, housing was a very simple industry, but those days are long gone. When you sell a home, you have a few goals ...

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March 20, 2016

Investing in Real Estate: How Market Cycles Affect Strategy

Real Estate Strategy Overview

There are many ways to invest in Real Estate. But the profitable ways (for the little guys) are different, depending on where we are in the real estate cycle. To help identify the cycles, I've broken them down with the following nomenclature. It should be ...

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Feb. 25, 2016

Top 10 Reasons Your Home Didn't Sell Last Season

Top 10 Reasons your Home Didn't Sell in Good Real Estate Market

Hey, the real estate market around here is good for home sellers, haven't you heard? In fact, it's not just good - it's great.


Still, each season there are home owners that are on ...

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Nov. 3, 2015

Who's Hot? The Real Estate Markets where Buyers Acted the Craziest this Spring, 2015

Hot Markets - Not Hot Markets

It's the story of real estate: Markets get hot, prices go up, and eventually - markets cool. Natick has been on a long run - and had fallen to the #2 hot market in the last report. It's now fallen to fifth, as the higher ...

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