Category Archive: News

Nov 21

Top Towns and Neighborhoods in Boston-Area Real Estate

Where the market is taking off.

Is the housing market back on track? More deals closed this September than in any September since 2005, according to real estate tracking firm The Warren Group. Foreclosures are down all over, and prices are up almost everywhere, too. Eric Berman of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors ex- plains why: “Inventory is low, interest rates are low, and the economy’s better, so we have qualified buyers. We’re moving in the right direction.” Looking at the percent increase in median sale prices between the first nine months of 2012 and 2013, you can see which neighborhoods are really heating up.

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Nov 10

Digital Document System That Works…Check it out

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We have been slowly moving to the dotloop.com platform for all of our transactions because it works.  Take a look at this fun short video and you will understand all there is to know.

Video: How & Why We Use Dotloop

Oct 22

Big Max Finally Rises at Oktoberfest

The wind was a challenge and rides were in doubt when Chris Mooney, Balloon Pilot arrived on Cambridge Common.  About an hour later he decided to give it a try and with some concern we launched the balloon.  We had an hour before sunset and managed to raise over $300 for CHAF – Cambridge Housing Assistance Fund.

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Apr 30

Big Max Returns For Rides At May Fair

RE/MAX Balloon on Cambridge COmmonCome join the festivities in Harvard Square on Sunday May 5th.  This will be RE/MAX Destiny’s sixth year as sponsors of the event.  This year we are handing out red, white and blue beads and stuffed animals to those who stop by our booth next to Curious George at the corner of JFK ad Brattle Streets. from there we will be heading to the Common to set up for hot air balloon rides at 4:30.  The set up is fun to watch.  Your welcome to participate if you would like to join us.

The rides will be from 5:00 to 7:00, weather permitting, on the Cambridge Common across from the Sheraton Hotel on Garden Street.   The winds tend to be the biggest concern at this time of the year. We will be requesting donations for rides with proceeds going to Our Place Center for Homeless Children and CHAF, The Cambridge Housing Assistance Fund.

The rides are first come first served with a line forming during set up at 4:30. So get there early to get an opportunity to ride the seven story RE/MAX balloon.  Hope to see you there.

 

Apr 25

RE/MAX of New England Housing Report

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Apr 23

Chelsea Place! The experience begins July 2013!!

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Live in Luxury on the Edge of Boston

We are excited to announce that Destiny Management and RE/MAX Destiny are managing both the property and leasing of Federal Realty’s Chelsea Place. A new 56 unit luxury apartment building located at Chelsea Commons.

Property amenities include: Community Room, Fitness Center, Outdoor Common Patio and Security Card access. In unit features include: Stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, custom cabinetry, walk-in closets, washer – dryer and central air.

The property will be ready for occupancy on July 1, 2013. Please visit www.liveatchelseaplace.com for more information. You may also contact RE/MAX Destiny Rental Department at 617-576-3800 for any additional information regarding property tours and unit pricing.

Apr 22

RE/MAX Monthly Housing Report – April 2013

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Apr 11

RE/MAX Destiny Rental Manager Tim Schmidt on WBZ News

Apr 10

2012 Marks a Year of Growth at RE/MAX of New England!

 

Overall Increases Show Improvement in Market Conditions

RE/MAX of New England is pleased to announce several key success factors which marked 2012 as a year of recovery in the housing market – an overall increase in volume of home sales, total transactions, Agent productivity, and the launch of proprietary technologies.

In New England, RE/MAX Agents were involved in 33,369 transaction sides, an increase of 18.1% over 2011. The 2012 New England sales volume for RE/MAX Agents was $8,132,829,983 up 21.1% from last year. Agent productivity within the RE/MAX of New England network rose 6% to an average of 13 transaction sides per Agent*.

Across New England, RE/MAX outperformed the competition in Agent productivity**. In Massachusetts, RE/MAX completed 11 transactions per Agent, three more than their nearest competitor; in Connecticut, RE/MAX completed 15 transactions per Agent, three more than the closest competition; in New Hampshire, RE/MAX completed 17 transactions per Agent, almost double their nearest competitor at nine;  in Rhode Island, RE/MAX achieved 14 transactions per Agent twice that of  their nearest competitor; and in Maine, RE/MAX completed 15 transactions per Agent, just one more than their competition.

These significant improvements and milestones came under the new leadership of Executive Vice President and Regional Director of RE/MAX of New England, Dan Breault, who started his new role in May of 2012. Dan is a demonstrated leader growing RE/MAX’s market share in Indiana by more than twenty-five percent and Agent productivity by thirty-eight percent in a down economy. He brings decades of leadership, sales and major brand experience to the New England market.

“These signs of improvement are incredibly exciting for everyone at RE/MAX of New England,” said Breault. “The past few years have been a challenging time for all of our Agents, but the numbers confirm that we have successfully led the way through these tough times and are maintaining our position as the most productive sales force in the industry.”

Also an important milestone in 2012 was the official introduction of Integra Enterprises Corporation. Integra is the largest sub-franchiser of RE/MAX, LLC, representing approximately 30 percent of RE/MAX franchises worldwide. More than 27,000 RE/MAX Agents fall under the umbrella of Integra, including all 2,725 RE/MAX Agents in New England. Despite operating in more than 30 countries internationally, this family-run, privately-held company based in Toronto,Ontario,Canada has maintained a low profile in the international business community, instead choosing to focus on enhancing the RE/MAX brand name.

Entering its 33rd year in business in 2012, Integra moved forward with an aggressive growth strategy to shake up market share in New England. Their goal was to double existing market share, further growing the RE/MAX name. Integra took the first step toward this goal by completing the largest conversion in New England to date. ERA Andrew Realty, with 70 experienced Agents in two offices in Medford,MA and Stoneham,MA, joined Integra under the name RE/MAX Andrew Realty Services.

In addition, RE/MAX of New England also experienced an increase in franchise growth through several significant mergers and acquisitions. Most notably, RE/MAX Heritage and RE/MAX Leading Edge, both in Massachusetts, united to create one of the largest real estate company’s in that state. Keeping the name RE/MAX Leading Edge, the offices’ combined market share now makes them the number five real estate company in Massachusetts and the number two franchise within RE/MAX of New England in volume, transactions, and Agent count.

Also, RE/MAX Valley Shore in Old Saybrook, CT merged with Genovali Realty holding number one market share within Old Saybrook. In Maine, RE/MAX By The Bay successfully expanded into Portsmouth, NH adding 20 seasoned Agents to their company and further strengthening their footprint within that territory. In Manchester, VT, Battenkill Real Estate transitioned into RE/MAX Four Seasons after operating as a private real estate office for more than 25 years.  All of these accomplishments furthered strengthened Integra’s vision to expand within the New England market.

RE/MAX of New England also made significant strides in utilizing the newest industry technologies. At the start of the year, remax.com was re-launched allowing users to have a more intuitive, personalized online experience and giving home buyers and sellers direct access to the things that matter most –thousands of listings with the ability to build a customized consumer experience.  Differentiating itself from other real estate franchisors, RE/MAX was the first to incorporate the new Real Estate Network powered by ListHub in a mobile app format, while still offering its consumers the ability to search for homes across the country through traditional MLS data.

 

Apr 03

2013 RE/MAX vs. The Industry Report is Here!

The 2012 numbers are in, and once again RE/MAX agents have outproduced the competition.

RE/MAX vs. the Industry Report released today, RE/MAX agents in the U.S. closed 828,960 residential transaction sides in 2012. The nearest competitor? Just 663,826.

RE/MAX also led in national advertising, website visits and global reach. 

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