Brooks Brokerage Archived E-newsletters

April 2010
Do You Know What Your Home is Worth?

Sites like Zillow and Trulia are fun to use: by quickly typing in a street address and town/state, you can find out what your home is worth (along with the value of your neighbors' property, too).

However, these sites don't tell the full story about a home nor do they give you information about the surrounding neighborhood, community or school system.

And, the listed home values you see are often outdated -- by as much as six months or more.

Here's another secret no one will tell you: when real estate professionals need up to-the-minute information about a particular piece of property, they don't go to Zillow or Trulia.

Now you can access the very same information that I use with the new Market Snapshot tool from Brooks Brokerage.

I'm very excited about this new tool as it's easy to use but gives you detailed information regarding any neighborhood or property in Massachusetts and throughout the U.S., including:
  • Asking prices versus sold prices
  • Time on market
  • Price per square foot
  • Community characteristics, including transportation and arts / entertainment venues
  • School listings and comparisons
You would have to spend hours compiling this information yourself -- now it's available in one place!

To receive your custom Market Snaphot report, simply visit the Brooks Brokerage site and enter your zip code and email address in the special form and your Snapshot will be sent to you.

Each Snapshot is then updated every four weeks, bringing you the most up-to-date information about your chosen neighborhood.

If you have any questions about the Market Snapshot or need help analyzing the information, please call me at 617-380-4520.

The Market Snapshot is just another way Brooks Brokerage is helping you make the best real estate transaction possible.

The Atlantic at Marina BayGet a Jump on a Fabulous Marina Bay Condo!

We've just learned that a two-bedroom condo corner unit is available at the prestigious Atlantic at Marina Bay. This unit has not officially been placed on the MLS, so you're the first to hear of it!

The Atlantic at Marina Bay offers gracious living with Marina Bay's Nantucket style ambiance. Completely upgraded renovations include granite counters, stainless steel appliances, Berber carpet  and upgraded lighting.

Distinctive amenities include single level living, private balcony, deeded parking (garages available), washer/dryer in unit and swimming pool. Professional onsite management -- and pet-friendly, too!

Walk to shopping/restaurants; includes free coach service to the T.

This is the perfect dream home for a professional couple or single person who wants to downsize while being close to cultural / entertainment amenities.

Listing Price: $409,000
Available for showings May 10, 2010

Please contact Amanda Dumont at 617-380-4520 x 1120 for additional details or send email to