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Market Conditions Update. There is a form
where you can sign up to receive a new copy each month.
Local News Headlines
and Links :
"Record-Breaking Real Estate Sales $29 Million Over 2nd Quarter '04"
By Page Robinson, I&M Staff Writer, appearing on the front page of the the Inquirer and
All evidence points to another record breaking year, with sales forecast
to again exceed one billion dollars. Link to read the entire article...
"Real Estate Sales Climb as Weather Improves"
By James Kinsella, I&M Staff Writer, appearing on the front page of the the Inquirer and
Brokers see market suddenly coming alive after
an extended quiet period.Link to read the entire article...
"Nantucket Real Estate Slows: Fewer appear
willing to buy luxury homes"
By Jason Halpin, of The Inquirer and Mirror appearing in the Cape Cod Times (7/30/01)
Article on slow down on Nantucket real estate sales. link to read Cape Cod Times article...
"Wobbly Dow has real estate agents predicting
By Ethan Butterfield I&M Staff Writer in The Inquirer & Mirror (1/11/01)
Sales in Nantucket real estate seem to be slowing down after a very
busy 2000, according to this article in the I&M. link to read I&M article...
Go back through the links from past issues in the Nantucket Real Estate News Archives...
Our goal is to offer our Nantucket friends (old and new) a comfortable
home on the web to catch up with what's going on on-Island, with a particular
emphasis on the Nantucket real estate scene. We hope to continue to offer
access to everything which has anything to do with Nantucket real estate,
kind of an "Industrial Strength" real estate information center
answering your Nantucket needs and questions.
And speaking of questions, if you have any- about anything- please send them along; if we can't help
we can probably point you to someone who can.
We're Nantucket's leading Exclusive Buyer Agent, as such we never take
sales listings, but we work with every listing office, and provide links
to every local listing broker with a web page, and we're encouraging all
34 Nantucket real estate offices to get sites and their listings on line.
The only thing we have to sell is our professional services to our buyer/clients.
This site exists to give you a better idea of what those services are (We
put the heavy duty "sell" up front), and to hopefully enhance
your quest for your new Nantucket home.
If you're a Nantucket property owner looking to sell, we may be able
to help. Remember, we represent only buyers, so don't ever tell us anything
you wouldn't tell a prospective buyer, because we may have just the buyer
who's looking for what you want to sell. We recommend that you hire your
own Nantucket real estate broker. We know this real estate community and
this market. There are many fine agents who will help you get the best
sales price on the best terms for you. We'd be glad to suggest some Nantucket
real estate brokers who can truly represent your needs professionally.
If you happen to be looking to buy a home in another part of the country,
since I am very active nationally, I'd be pleased to send you my recommendation for top notch Exclusive
Buyer Agents in your area of interest. We're here to help in any way we
can. Thanks for visiting.
Certified Buyer Agent (MCBA)
Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
TEL: (508) 228-7500
FAX: (508) 228-8812
please drop a line:
Check out the new Recent Nantucket Real Estate Sales real time search
link near the bottom of this page.
Why Our Buyer/Clients have
the Edge in this dynamic Nantucket real estate market.
Over the past 10 years there's been a tremendous amount
of money spent on Nantucket properties, and over those 10 years we've
represented more Buyer Clients - and their money - than any other Nantucket
real estate broker.
We don't list properties - we represent serious buyers. Every Nantucket
listing broker knows this, so when a "hot" new property meeting
your needs is about to come on the market, we're among the first
to hear of it. We listen, locate, evaluate and negotiate in your
behalf, We aggressively represent your needs - and your money - to the
entire Nantucket real estate market.
If we preview an appropriate new property that morning
you can expect digital photos emailed or posted to your client web site
folder with an email and a phone call that same day. If it's something
special and you choose to pursue it further, we will shoot and deliver
a video tour of the property, either on-line with streaming video, or on
DVD or VHS tape usually by the next day.
When the time comes that you decide it's time to finally buy your Nantucket
home, or that the way you've been looking for Nantucket property is just
not working, we hope you'll ask
us how we can represent you. And in Massachusetts, as in most states,
it doesn't cost any more to use your own Buyer Agent.
original, members only "Best Deals" on Nantucket program is about
to resurface in a brand new format (the first since 1994)- So please check
back. If you were a charter member and for some (unthinkable)
reason you've not yet bought your own Nantucket property, please send in
a note to firstname.lastname@example.org
with your name and you'll get advance notice of the new update.
What Services, Duties and Benefits Do You Want From Your Real
- Thanks to The
International Real Estate Digest for consistently ranking this the
highest rated Real Estate site on Nantucket.
- "Secrets to Getting the Best Agent" by Pat Rioux (3/22/98) in ired.com
"Getting the best real estate agent is generally easier when you know
how to be a good buyer." A very thorough
and insightful article on how to choose an agent--especially appropriate
in the present Nantucket market.
- "10 Things Your Real Estate Broker Won't Tell You" in April's BOSTON MAGAZINE by Joe Bergantino (who is also the
I-Team reporter on WBZ-TV Channel 4). He suggests picking your real estate
agent "very carefully." And as for his bottom line on what kind
of agent? "Advice: Choose a broker who will represent you. If you
don't, never forget the fact that no one, except you, is looking out for
your best interests." (recently this link was dead, but I'll try to
get it back up in one form or another)
- "When is an Offer a Contract?" A state Appeals Court decision clarifies what is implied by a
standard real estate form. By Karen Curran, BOSTON GLOBE (3/1/98) "Finally
... you have found the right house. You decide to make an offer. The real
estate agent presents your offer to the seller on the standard 'Offer To
Purchase Real Estate' form published by the Greater Boston Real Estate
Board. You sign it and the seller signs. Do you have a contract to buy
the house, or can the seller back out and accept another offer up until
the time you both sign the purchase and sale agreement?"
- "You Must Keep In Mind
Which Side The Broker Is On" by Kathleen
Howley (12/14/97) in THE BOSTON GLOBE. "You've spent months looking
at houses with a broker. She gives you advice. You told her how much of
a mortgage you can afford. She knows what your timetable is. Sometimes,
she feels like a best friend. Well, she's not. Unless you've gone out of
your way to sign a contract with a buyer's broker, you are probably using
a broker who represents the seller -- a so-called ``traditional broker.''
That means she has a solemn responsibility to get as much money out of
you that she can -- legally. Her client is the person who is selling the
- "Buyer Agent Vs. Seller
Agent- The Public Wonders: What do I get for my money?" by Tina Cassidy (4/2/95) in THE BOSTON GLOBE. "...Consumers
here are becoming more familiar with the stories about buyers using agents
who help them negotiate their real estate transactions, rather than the
traditional real estate agent, who represents the seller."
- "Looking Back at the
Future of Real Estate" a piece I wrote
for Buyer's Agents Update in Banker & Tradesman recently, just having
fun... (Check out their on-line edition and real
estate comp sales database at Boston.com.)
View From Offshore" An older article-
also directed to buyer agents- but it gives my
own vision of what I, as a buyer broker, should offer my clients.
(The makings for what today would be the ubiquitous "Mission Satement.")
Helpful Web Sites
- Nantucket.net An ever growing site, run by the folks who brought great net
access to the Island. (Even with some new competition from the Cape, this
is still the place for dependable Internet access when you're on-island.
You can even go in to their place downtown and hang out all day at a computer
tied in to a T-1)
- The Inquirer and Mirror Color packed on-line version of the "Inky." So if you're
half way around the world you can get your Nantucket headlines about a
week before the postman brings your printed version.
- Current mortgage rates at Nantucket
Bank, the Island's leading real estate lender.
- Other lenders: Shoreline
Mortgage Company in Osterville updates their site almost daily. There
are dozens of other fine mortgage sources who love lending on Nantucket;
we work with all of them. Contact us if you'd like a run down.
- Nantucket Weather:Nantucket
Weather from USA TODAY.
- Colgan Air (with a link to US Airways Express)
- Nantucket Community Profile: some
of the more mundane (and useful) facts and figures from The Executive Office
of Communities and Development in Massachusetts--some a couple years out
of date--still the best there is.
- Absolutely Nantucket A weekly on-line magazine for Nantucket and her visitors with
all the good stuff from the Nantucket Map & Legend
- Nantucket Cobblestones
Web Directory Bernhard Steinbach maintains
a growing list of Nantucket information and links.
Island Information Center
- Massachusetts Real
Estate Web Ambitious site with lots of
Massachusetts real estate related pages; good homeowners general information
- REALS - A Comprehensive
Real Estate Directory
- RealtyGuide Lots of info and global real estate links
- International Real Estate
Directory and News The
most comprehensive and current real estate site on the Web, packed with
daily news and useful information.
Real Estate Center Peter G. Miller's real
estate advice, news, information and links.
Estate Dictionary by Attorney Craig E.
Buck. Good on-line reference.
and Answers on 1031 Exchanges from Ten
Thirty-One, Inc. Of course always check with a local attorney; call if
you'd like some referrals.
- Big Book Like a Yellow Pages for the whole US,
but better. It's fast, lots of info and it has maps. Big
Yellow is from Nynex (publishers of the old paper version).
- Find just about anyone, even a Virtual
- Join the BlueRibbon
Anti-Censorship Campaign even if you're very weary of these little
Nantucket Real Estate Sales
- Want to find out what has Sold, When, and for How Much
in any location on Nantucket? Or you might want to locate the Nantucket
properties that have sold already this year in the $ Million plus range?
You can even look up your own town. But be sure to come back.
These tools are publicly accessible versions from some
of the databases we use when evaluating the proper target price in the
preparation of an Offer to Purchase for our clients:
Look Up Recent Real Estate Sales
in Massachusetts.(courtesy of Banker & Tradesman)
This tool offers the additional ability to obtain property descriptions-
for a fee. Weak points: its data can be incomplete at times.
A NEW and very quick look-up tool from HomePriceCheck
(courtesy of RealEstateABC.com).
This one works in most other states as well and seems quite precise, though
it just gives address and price with no property description option as
yet. Try it.
Please use the BACK button to return here after
We'd really appreciate your ideas
and feedback on the usefulness of features like this, and any other
ways we can make this site more helpful to you. You'll never be put on
a mailing list, you'll never receive anything unsolicited (except perhaps
a quick 'thanks') unless you specifically ask for something.
Island Real Estate Tour
- Links to Other Nantucket Real Estate Brokers with sites
on the Web (see below). Yes, they are competitors. So why would we send
you to visit their sites?
- First because they are the ones with properties and houses
to sell; they are hired by sellers to do that. Second, buyers like to check
out listings, prices and pictures. If the web is good for anything, this
is an area where it should shine. As a Buyer Agent, we haven't got anything
to sell except our services: our expertise, knowledge of the market, loyalty,
and sound professional advice. Besides, our job as Buyer Agents means we
try to show you every property which might meet your needs. We do not list
property for sale, rather we represent your needs (and your money) to the
Nantucket market. We truly act as Your Agent..
- So even though all brokers may "compete" for
the same potential buyers, we consider the 30 or so traditional sales offices
on the Island as major resources for our practice and our clients; we work
with all of them. Even though their job is to get the best deal for their
seller, and ours is to get the best deal for our buyer, both sides do the
best job for their clients by working to bring the "deal" together
as "friendly adversaries."
- As Nantucket's foremost Exclusive Buyer Agent, together
with our clients, we represent substantial buying power. And we don't compete
for sales listings. We work agressively with ALL listing offices to represent
your property needs- and your money- to the entire Nantucket real estate
market . It's a combination which allows our clients an early shot at new
listings in a market which is "tight"and though softer this year
than in the frenzied past, it's a market that when the right property comes
on at the right price, it moves very quickly.
- I'm delighted to say that as of this latest update (8/14/05)
all the major listing offices are now on-line and are offering increasingly better photos of
their listings- PLUS if you're looking for a rental, you'll be happily surprised.
As with any "hot" market, many properties are
sold before they ever get publicized, entered into the NLS or listed on
the web; that's one reason to contact us about personal buyer representation
once you've decided you're serious about buying on Nantucket. Since we
do not compete for listings, we are often among the very first to hear
of a new property coming on the market.
One of the very first listings site online was Denby Real Estate (recently overhauled with a terrific
new look!) with an ALL NEW site with plentiful photos, rentals and listing
information. Plus Flint Ranney (who compiles our local comp data) always
offers up some knowledgeable overview of the market. Hamilton Heard Jr. Real Estate is now (2003) a part
Real Estate. The
Maury People have recently updated their own very attractive web site
with a greatly expanded sampling (with photos) of their listings. Recently
their site has come under the Resort Quest umbrella, so it seems to take
a bit more time to find what you may be looking for. (8/2/02) Maury People
Hawkins, one of the top listing agents on Nantucket, has just launched
his own site, showcasing his own listings. Look forward to many other agents
following this very smart, and effective trend. Killen Real Estate has been in business for over forty
years and now offers a BRAND NEW! updated (2003) site with a state of the
art presentation of their sales and rental listings. Michael
Angelastro is now a part of Coffin Real Estate which now offers some excellent
virtual tours of their listings, as well as extensive photos. A great site
which just gets better and better, full of sales and rentals information,
and easy to get around. Lucille
Jordan Associates has one of the best designed sites on Nantucket;
plenty of listings are shown and they load quickly. J. Pepper Frazier Co. has a site which gets bigger
and better every week. Nantucket Real Estate Company is on-line. Congdon & Coleman has its own site up and it's
a beauty. Bamber
Real Estate is now online. Besides listing homes, Ron has long been
a specialist in listing land and building lots. Compass Rose Real Estate is up on the web. Cindy also
does a lot of vacation rentals. Lee Real Estate. and Island Properties each have updated sites. Country Village Rentals and Real
Estate now offers local real estate sales, as well as local, national
and international vacation rentals. Roger Seitz & Associates is online with lots of photos. Recently
a few new offices have opened their doors to join the Nantucket real estate
Point Properties is headed up by Bill Liddle and Greg Mckechnie, who have managed to recruit Stuart Reid. Nicole
Bousquet Worden and husband Alan Worden have returned from a long sail
to open Windwalker
Real Estate. Besides offing some very sophisticated services- especially to sellers, they have managed to attract some top talent-among then Susie Lister Locke.
And long time Nantucket broker Edward Sanford has opened
his own office, Sanford
Real Estate, with Debbie Deely Culbertson and Phil Witte onboard the crew. There are
a few other site listings under the Inquirer & Mirror's Homes section, but sad to say, so far
it's hardly worth the visit. You're much better off subscribing to the
paper version which includes a full real estate section formally sponsored by our
own Nantucket Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB). Also check out the "Nantucket Independent" with its new real estate section.
These are both a MUST!
Call 508-228-0001 for the I&M and 508-228-1654 for the Independent.
- Most all of these selling offices offer full vacation
home rental services (we do not); if you'd like help or suggestions on
which offices or agents might be right for your specific rental needs,
feel free to contact us. We
do not handle vacation home rentals, but we'd have a good idea of who might
have the kind of rental property you are looking for.
- As more Nantucket brokers put up (or update) pages with
photos and listing information, we will link you to them through the Real
Estate Tour. (Unless it turns out to be a really dumb business decision,
meaning if the phone just stops ringing here, or if all the listing brokers
we link you to for a visit, suddenly start trading their Izuzus in for
- As a real estate buyer in Massachusetts, you have the
choice of dealing with the Seller's Agent who has the listing (be their
"customer"), or choosing your own agent--Pro Buyer Associates
for instance-- as a Buyer's Agent (be their "Client"). Needless
to say, we hope that after you browse the listings, you'll come back and
find out how we can be of real help to you, and at no additional costs.
Please, call me or drop me a note
if I can answer any questions. Thanks.
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