Topsfield – Sold $1,225,000

Topsfied Mixed Use

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!

Sold! 9 Brooks Road Rockport

Rockport MA Home for Sale
Sold for $860,000 on October 14th, 2021

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…

Should a Buyer Waive the Home Inspection?

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.

Sold Manchester: $1,295,000

25 Tappan Closed on April 2nd 2021. It exceeded Asking Price by $300,000!

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!

Hamilton -Sold!

One Spingler Drive Sale Pending
1 Spingler Drive

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.

Eastern Point Gloucester MA



50 Eastern Point Blvd. Waterfront estate for sale

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.  

A Manchester Gem

Walker Road Manchester For Sale
2 Walker Road Manchester-by-the-Sea

Be still my beating heart for it has been captured by 2 Walker Road, Manchester!”

A porte-cochere (something not often seen on the North Shore and defined as a doorway to a building or courtyard, “often very grand” through which vehicles can enter from the street)  and columned portico are clues to what lies ahead in this one-of-a-kind brick residence built in 1926.

The yard is fully fenced and boasts a heated pool, landscaped gardens, and specimen plantings. A screened porch overlooks the yard. I look forward to seeing this yard in bloom, though I think that it will likely go under contract before that. There is also an architect-designed tree house that I opted not to tour!
The house offers five bedrooms, three full baths, and two half baths. The updates have all been tastefully done without spoiling any of the specialness that makes this home unique.
The details are swoon-worthy – fine millwork, paneled doors and hardware, crown molding, wainscoting, hardwood floors, radiators (which are so often removed in favor of baseboard heating) a stunning curved staircase leading to the second level, French doors, and two wood-burning fireplaces.
The layout is very livable. The kitchen has a center island, breakfast nook, and butler’s pantry. The baths have been updated, but not too updated. The mudroom and laundry room add functionality. There are suites on both floors that can be used as a master.
Walker Street is about a mile from the town center and close to Route 128.

I would love to show you this hidden jewel if you happen to fall in love with it in the way that I have. Call me (978-764-4506) and I will be glad to send you full details on the property.

The property is listed by Hannah Barker and Nicole Monahan of Landvest for $1,625,000. Hannah and Nicole hosted a broker luncheon with sandwiches from Green Grocer of Ipswich.