This unique downtown property offered attributes that were particularly attractive to our client, a health care safety company offering state-of-the-art pharmaco-vigilance services for the pharmaceutical industry. 6 Park Street features a dazzling 1889 Victorian that was thoughtfully updated to support both residential and business purposes on a rare mixed-use 1-acre lot. After negotiating a very favorable agreement, we were able to help the company’s principals reach a comfort level that their planned usage would be allowed in Topsfield by coordinating meetings with the building inspector and their local attorney during the home inspection period. We wish them great success in their venture!
Ensconced on a private cul-de-sac adjacent to the Rockport Golf Club, this well-kept, intelligently designed 3 bedroom home offers a luminous open-concept floor plan that is ideal for larger gatherings as well as…
An unprecedented Seller’s Market is creating vicious bidding wars on the North Shore
It is a well-known fact that Buyers are routinely waiving contingencies in an anguished attempt to procure an accepted offer. With apologies to Edvard Munch, it is enough to make an eager buyer SCREAM!
Waiving your right to a home inspection is a big risk, especially if you’re buying an older home or foreclosure or any property you plan to flip or rent out to others. Without an inspection, it’s impossible to know what problems lie within a home — or, more importantly, how much time and money those problems will take to fix.
When you don’t have that information, there’s no way to know you’re making a smart deal. What if you find wiring issues when tearing out the walls? What if your future renter finds black mold? Will you be liable for their medical bills? You’re taking a huge risk when you can’t fully assess a property before buying it.
If you’re considering waiving this contingency, you’ll want to think about:
- The home itself: How old is it? Who were the previous owners? How well-kept does it look, both inside and out?
- Your budget: Do you have the resources to address a big issue if it crops up?
- Your team: How confident are you in your contractors if something serious arises? Do you also have a good attorney on your side in case there are legal issues?
Before you opt to waive your inspection contingency we always advise that you bring in your most trusted contractor or knowledgeable advisor to view the home with you. Do they see any glaring issues? Any signs that indicate a deeper problem may be present? Don’t be afraid to walk the property several times to be sure. Additionally, always use an experienced professional Realtor that will be able to point out potential pitfalls.
Look very closely at the seller’s disclosures you receive. If there has been a lot of work done on the home, it may be a red flag that bigger issues exist on the property. Ask your Realtor to search the public record and procure the deed of the property in order to report any potential concerns before making your offer.
This Village home received an immense reception when offered in October of 2020!
Offered for $995,000
Zillow Zestimate Range $947,000 – $1,050,000.
Red Fin estimated value: $1,011,114
The Kristal Pooler Team showed it 110 times in one week
The Kristal Pooler Team received 16 offers
Closed for the price of $1,295,000!
Sold on December 8th 2020! Nestled in lush woodlands at the end of a long private drive, this distinctive, architect-designed contemporary home on nearly 5 acres offers unsurpassed privacy yet is convenient to excellent public and private schools, highway, shopping, and commuter rail. The flowing open-concept floor plan and a plethora of skylights, windows, glass doors, and vaulted ceilings create a serene luminous atmosphere. This remarkable home offers superb spaces for everyday living, working from home, extended families, and those considering aging in place possibilities. Three wood-burning fireplaces! The wood deck invites your barbecue grill and is perfect for evening star gazing under light pollution-free skies.
This well-tailored brick Tudor Revival was built circa 1920. It enjoys the unique aspect of having frontage on freshwater Niles Pond as well as frontage on a deeded sandy beach on Gloucester’s Outer Harbor. Now lovingly referred to as ‘Swan Cottage’, the current owner purchased this signature property in 2006 and proceeded to enhance its legacy with a series of spectacular additions and renovations. The 2+ acre lot includes a 3-room granite cottage, manicured grounds, and a formal rose garden. A brilliant array of well-established border gardens and thoughtfully designed plantings dot the broad lawn and granite outcroppings of this magical estate.
Listed for $450K / Sold for $553K!
This home was listed for $450K on July 29th, 2019. It was an estate sale with a mandate to get the highest price possible. It sold for $553K . For the first two weeks of August, we showed the property to over 40 qualified buyers (there were no open houses per request of the estate) and entertained multiple offers. The market spoke as offers shot up and contingencies melted away.
One of the first things that people say when we meet them is “You always represent such special houses”!
We must confess that our hearts lean toward unique homes and the people who love these uncommon homes. We delight in marketing homes that have ‘intangible’ value. The value that comes from privacy, layout, patina, sunlight, views, prevailing breezes, gardens, trees, fireplaces, and yes, sometimes quirkiness! We will sing the praises of homes that don’t rely solely on the latest amenities and finishes to tell their stories. We love selling homes that have a sense of timelessness and place.
No matter how many homes someone has owned or how analytical they are, the heart always speaks first. Buyers purchase homes that feel right. Buyers want to see themselves swimming in the quarry, relaxing by the fire with a good book, creating masterful culinary delights or perhaps, a grilled cheese sandwich, in the kitchen. They can feel how it will be to have coffee on the deck, watch the birds, or take a relaxed stroll through the neighborhood.
The funny thing is that often the homeowner had the same feelings when they first saw their house. It is a privilege to watch a seller describe their home, their yard, their neighborhood and their memories of living there. Most unique homes are not perfect, but time and again, we see buyers falling in love with a house not despite the quirkiness but because of it. Knowing the idiosyncrasies of homes that we sell and the clients we represent allows us to find the perfect buyer and in doing so, obtain the best price.
When we put a buyer, a seller, and a home together, we know that we are participating in a kind of alchemy. Our clients sense it too. It’s a win-win!
SOLD SUMMER 2019! When we want to experience the most inspirational ocean sunsets and refreshing sea breezes on Cape Ann, we head to Gloucester’s historic village of Lanesville. We love to walk on Lanes Cove’s newly reconstructed breakwater and drink in the magic! We are honored to be marketing the ‘Pancoast House’, a circa 1845 Cottage named after the renowned artist, Morris Hall Pancoast, who once lived and painted there. Sited directly above the cove, it is the kind of place I imagine a budding novelist escaping to on languid summer retreats. Or perhaps a plugged-in urbanite seeking a restorative getaway from the hectic pace of city life. Live your special dream here.
The Pancoast house is being offered for sale: Click Here to learn more.
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SOLD OCTOBER 2019! Wilderness Farm is an opportunity to craft your rendition of the perfect equestrian home. The complex includes a 4 bedroom main house, separate 2800sf studio with guest quarters, a 4 stall barn, and an indoor riding ring, all on acres of fenced paddock and lawn. The lot includes an adjacent 8.8-acre undeveloped parcel for privacy and further equestrian use. Wilderness farm abuts and enjoys DIRECT private access to the 525
Our real estate assistant, Q the Jack Russell puppy (lower left), is thoroughly entranced by the luscious pears a considerate neighbor has placed near the entrance to Goose Cove Reservoir. It’s uplifting to experience this simple and kind gesture! #whyweloveCapeAnn