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Posted by Lea Nabipour on 12/4/2017

Ready to sell your condo? Ultimately, listing a condo can be simple, particularly for condo sellers who plan ahead.

Now, let's take a look at three questions that condo owners need to consider before listing their properties.

1. What do I need to do to sell my condo?

Condo rules and regulations vary. As such, you should consult with your homeowners' association (HOA) to find out if there are any requirements related to selling your condo.

For example, an HOA may require a new property buyer to receive HOA board approval to purchase a condo in a particular community. Or, if you have outstanding condo fees, you probably will need to pay off these charges before you can sell your property.

2. How much is my condo worth?

Although your condo community likely hires landscapers to help keep your property looking great, it is important to understand that a condo's interior plays an important role in the property's value. Thus, you should allocate the necessary time and resources to upgrade your condo's interior. This will enable you to improve your condo's interior and help it stand out to property buyers, thereby increasing the likelihood of a quick condo sale.

In addition, completing a property appraisal usually is an excellent idea. A property appraiser will inspect your condo and evaluate various housing market data to help you pinpoint the value of your residence. Then, you can obtain a property valuation that can help you establish a competitive price for your condo.

3. Do I need to hire a real estate agent?

When it comes to selling a condo, it often pays to hire a real estate agent. However, it is important to note that no two real estate agents are identical, and you should try to find a real estate agent who possesses extensive condo selling expertise.

Let's face it a condo is very different from a house. A condo owner does not have to worry about property exterior maintenance in the same way that a homeowner does. Conversely, a condo owner must follow HOA requirements; otherwise, this property owner may face steep penalties.

A real estate agent with condo selling expertise understands the pros and cons of owning a condo. Therefore, this housing market professional knows how to work with condo sellers and ensure these individuals can achieve their desired results.

Typically, a real estate agent will meet with a condo owner and learn about his or her property selling goals. After the meeting, a real estate agent will help a condo owner map out a successful condo selling journey.

Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent with condo selling expertise is ready to respond to a property seller's concerns and questions. This housing market professional also will go above and beyond the call of duty to exceed a condo seller's expectations.

Take the guesswork out of selling your condo consider the aforementioned questions, and you can speed up the property selling process.





Posted by Lea Nabipour on 8/29/2017

This Condo in Brookline, MA recently sold for $540,000. This Hi-Rise style home was sold by Lea Nabipour - Greater Boston Area Realty.


22 Chestnut Place, Brookline, MA 02245

Condo

$550,000
Price
$540,000
Sale Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
RARE opportunity to own a condo in highly sought after Sargent Estates in desirable Brookline Village. Oversized 1 bed 1.5 bath sunny unit features bedroom that has a walk-in closet with built-ins, open living area, high ceilings, large windows, gourmet chef's kitchen with wine rack, breakfast bar, and stainless steel appliances. No amenity has been spared in this professionally managed building, including a gorgeous modern lobby, concierge, on-site maintenance, private storage, laundry on every floor, sauna, elevator, bike room, club room, AND in-ground swimming pool! High owner occupancy. There is 1 deeded parking space and plenty of guest parking. Sargent Estates is walking distance to the D Green line and numerous restaurants, parks, and shopping. Enjoy beautiful tree-lined views of landscaped grounds and picturesque woods from your window. A true escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet close to everything Brookline has to offer. Commuter's dream!!!

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Tags: Real estate   condo   Brookline   02245  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Lea Nabipour on 8/28/2017

Want to relocate to a condo? Buying a condo can be an uphill climb, particularly for homebuyers who are browsing the real estate market for the first time. Fortunately, real estate agents are available who will allocate the necessary time and resources to ensure you can find a top-notch condo in no time at all.

Ultimately, hiring the right real estate agent to assist you during your condo search can be easy. Here are three questions that you should ask a real estate agent before you hire him or her to guide you during your condo search:

1. How have you helped condo buyers in the past?

Ask a real estate agent about his or her past experience with condo buyers you'll be glad you did. With this information at your disposal, you can find out how a real estate professional collaborates with condo buyers to help them achieve their goals.

A real estate agent should be a good communicator, i.e. someone who keeps condo buyers informed at each stage of the condo buying journey. That way, this real estate professional will keep you up to date about new condos as they become available and ensure you can find a great condo at a budget-friendly price.

When in doubt, be sure to ask for client referrals too. By doing so, you can reach out to a real estate agent's past clients to learn about their condo buying experiences.

2. How do you approach difficult situations?

Unfortunately, the condo buying journey sometimes can be filled with roadblocks along the way. For real estate agents, it is important to remain calm, cool and collected in these situations and do everything possible to limit their impact.

Ask a real estate agent to share details about past condo buying experiences that did not necessarily go according to plan. This will provide you with insights into how a real estate agent approaches unforeseen circumstances and whether he or she can thrive under pressure.

A real estate professional with condo buying experience should do whatever it takes to help his or her client get the best results possible. With this real estate agent at your side, you should have no trouble securing your dream condo, regardless of the challenges that you encounter along the way.

3. Why should I hire you?

There is no right or wrong answer as to why you should hire a real estate agent to help you find a condo. For many condo buyers, it is a gut feeling. Meanwhile, other property buyers will choose a real estate professional based solely on his or her education and past successes.

As a condo buyer, it is important to employ a real estate agent who you will feel comfortable working with at all times. This real estate professional should be happy to help you in any way possible and respond to your condo buying concerns and queries. In addition, he or she will go the extra mile to ensure you can buy a terrific condo that matches or exceeds your expectations.




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Posted by Lea Nabipour on 8/25/2017

This Condo in Brookline, MA recently sold for $760,000. This Rowhouse style home was sold by Lea Nabipour - Greater Boston Area Realty.


36a St Paul St, Brookline, MA 02446

Condo

$675,000
Price
$760,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
This wonderfully located two bedroom, Coolidge Corner home has generous rooms and lots of windows overlooking a lush garden courtyard. With an updated kitchen that includes a washer/dryer, there's also a door to your private back porch. There are hardwood floors throughout the oversized living room, dining room and adjacent home office/den as well as the two sunny bedrooms. The bathroom has been redone with porcelain and pretty white fixtures. Basement storage. Rental parking available.

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Posted by Lea Nabipour on 8/5/2017

This Condo in Brookline, MA recently sold for $411,000. This Low-Rise style home was sold by Lea Nabipour - Greater Boston Area Realty.


40 Winchester St, Brookline, MA 02446

Coolidge Corner

Condo

$399,000
Price
$411,000
Sale Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Quaint one bedroom on wonderful, tree lined Winchester St., just steps from some of the best shops and restaurants that Coolidge Corner has to offer. Perfect for a first time home buyer who wants to stop throwing money away on rent, as a pied-a-tier or as a rock solid investment. First showing at open houses Saturday 5/20 and Sunday 5/21 from 12.30-2. Offers if any due Monday 5/22 by 2pm.

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Tags: Real estate   condo   Brookline   02446  
Categories: Sold Homes