In my opinion, the spring of 2013 was the game changer and Boston became a “Seller’s Market”. Have you invested in Boston? If not, what are you waiting for? This past spring, we could classify the real estate market as a “beast” and it truly was not for everyone. However, with historic low interest rates and steady appreciation, why not get ready to jump in! Get organized by following these steps:
1. Talk to a trusted lender. Have them run your credit report and go through it line item by line item. A good credit score will save you hundreds of dollars a month. Partner with a trusted credit repair company and they will change your life. This process will take a few months so be patient!
2. Talk to a trusted Realtor that knows the local market and has been in the industry for a few years. Please try to avoid your cousin’s sister’s best friend that is new to real estate or is “part-time”. A good Realtor will change your life and he or she will truly be your partner and be invaluable.
3. Get out there and visit as many Open Houses as you can. Have lunch in the community of interest, walk around the downtown. Get a feel of the area.
4. Be patient and especially be prepared to lose a few homes. The competitive nature of our region will result in frustrations, roll with the punches and work with your Realtor to create the best offer possible. Be strategic.
5. Good Luck and Stay Strong!
A little bit about myself:
Dino Confalone has more than two decades of real estate and business management experience. Originally from Quincy and a first generation Italian American (Abruzzi), Dino graduated from Suffolk University with an Accounting and Business Management Degree. Real estate is part of Dino’s DNA as he grew up managing his father’s apartment buildings; while in college he obtained his real estate license. After graduating from college; Dino rose through the ranks in Boston’s communications industry ultimately becoming a Chief Financial Officer and Management Consultant and trusted Realtor. Just a few organizations Dino has partnered with over the years include Arnold Worldwide, Monitor Group, Harvard and MIT. In 2005 Dino was named a “Future Leader” by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and he contributes his time to several non-profits including “Our Place”, a daycare center for homeless children. Since 2009 Dino has become a Top Producing Realtor and serves as the Volunteer Treasurer on the Cambridge Board of Realtors and is a board member of The Cambridge Arts Association and GBAR’s Global Task Force. Dino lives on the South Shore of Boston with his wife Kristen and 2 boys, Camerin and Benjamin.