Leaves change, kids move off, and real estate sells….

images-1SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – It’s as predictable as the changing of the leaves itself. As soon as the summer ends, and the homeowners return from vacations, the kids start school or move off to college, and people start thinking about selling their homes.

While most of my spring and summer home sellers are thinking of upgrading to a larger home, or relocating out of the region, the fall market is usually made up of people looking to downsize, as they send the last of their kids off to school.   In fact, those calls started coming in, even as parents were still out shopping for extra long dorm room sheets, and as soon as they were done moving their last one off to school, many of them were on the phone with me. In some cases it was just a cathartic experience, because the home was just physically too big with the kids gone. In other cases, it was a matter of not wanting to continue paying the high taxes that came along with raising their children in a town with amazing schools. Either way, the flood gates started to open in mid August and by mid September is was off to the races with fall inventory.

It made me wonder if perhaps there was a way to give back a bit to these special folks. After all, I’m one of them, and just moved my youngest off to school, so I most certainly know the feeling of rambling around an empty house, and wondering what to do with all of this space?

Well, after giving it some thought, I came up with a way to modify my Homeowners Blend program and put together a special incentive that may save some of these newly bred empty-nesters another few thousand dollars, in ADDITION to the already amazing savings of up to 50%.   I suppose I can’t stay in business doing that for too long, but I’ll tell you what – let’s make it available to the first 5 new clients who reach out this month, who are new empty nest families, with a child now off in college.   For you first five, I have a package that will really be nothing short of fantastic. Maybe you can put the extra money towards those tuition payments. I know that’s what I would do about now.

In terms of the overall marketplace, you can expect October to be a fantastic time to get top dollar for your property.   The spring market is always busy, but with the inventory at its highest point, it doesn’t always favor the sellers.   Likewise, as summer sweeps in, many of the Buyers seem to go into hibernation.   With the cooler temperatures of fall, however, and much of the inventory off the table, the pendulum can quickly switch to one of low supply, high demand, which means better sales prices for sellers.

To receive my newest FREE REPORT – 10 Tips for getting top dollar in the fall market, email me at reports@shrewsbury.net

To learn more about the “Empty Nester Discount Program,” email me at stevet@stevelevine.com, and I’d be more than happy to walk you through the process itself.

Either way, I hope you have a safe and happy fall season, and as I enter my 30th year serving the home buyers and sellers of Central Massachusetts, I thank you so much for putting your confidence in me.

Steve Levine has been recognized consistently as one of the top agents in the world, He is President of Steve Levine Inc, and an agent with REMAX Professional Associates, and can be reached at 508-735-4663.


About Steve Levine

Steve Levine, wears several interesting hats…

He is a President of Steve Levine Inc., which is an independent contractor and sales agent with RE/MAX Prestige, based in Central Massachusetts, and servicing Shrewsbury, Northboro, Westboro, and other towns in Worcester and Middlesex County. RE/MAX Prestige is the #1 RE/MAX Office in New England. Steve is currently the Top Selling Realtor there, and is also the Top Selling RE/MAX Agent in the 6 State New England Region 10 years in a row.

Steve is the cofounder and board member of the Massachusetts Children’s Fund, a 501c3 non profit, based in Shrewsbury Massachusetts that benefits children in need throughout Massachusetts.

Steve also does Relocation Consulting, which assists corporate transferees with handling many aspects of their inter-state move, from selecting an agent to market their home, to negotiating their relocation package with their company, to how maximizing their relocation benefits through the use of several proprietary methods. Steve works with these clients regardless of where there are moving to or from, not limited to only those in which Massachusetts is involved.

Additionally, Steve has been a “Developer,” recently purchasing a 14 lot Cul-De-Sac in Shrewsbury Massachusetts which was sold off as individually custom built homes.

Steve has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Agents in the World by RE/MAX International, from a pool of over 100,000 Top Producers.

He is a member of the RE/MAX International “Hall of Fame,” and in 1999 was awarded the most prestigious honor in the Real Estate Industry, the “Lifetime Achievement Award.” He was also recently giving the “Chairman’s Club” award, recognizing the highest level of annual production in the REMAX system.

He has served on the Rules and Regulations Committee of the Multiple Listing service, and the Realtors Professional Standards committee, and has been instrumental in drafting a set of Internet Guidelines for agents in Eastern Massachusetts.

Steve has been featured several times in National Television Broadcasts, speaking on technology and marketing. He is currently authoring what will be his first full length book, a Marketing Guide for Realtors. he has been a featured seminar speaker at conferences throughout the United States.

According to data from an independent auditing firm, the average sales volume for agents in Massachusetts in 1998 was approximately 7 Homes Sold for the year.

The “Top Producers” were those responsible for approximately 20 annual home sales. These agents are a rare commodity in and of themselves. Many companies consider themselves fortunate to have even one agent at this level of 20 Home Sales Annually.

In past years, Steve Levine was involved in over 100 transactions….
To find a way to say that without it seeming like bragging is hard…but rest assured that there is a great deal of experience, intellect, and innovation behind the scenes of this web site.

By the way….a common question is “Is Steve too busy to provide us with the level of service we need?” The Answer is “No!” In 1999, of the 100 transactions Steve was involved in, many were referrals from past clients and business leaders. Each and every one of Steve’s clients is left feeling as though they were the only client he had, and the single most important he will ever see. If they weren’t treated that way… those referrals would dry up very quickly…..

The secret lies in Steve’s ability to surround himself with a team of Top Professionals and to have the market insight and innate foresight into his clients needs to find them the right home or help them sell their current home in as efficient a method as possible.