I am feeling VERY optimistic about the activity that is to come after the new year. In my pipeline, I have excited and eager buyers and sellers who are determined to make a move in 2024. I will be thrilled to share some fabulous listings that I know will be a welcome addition to the stale inventory we have now. Although a look at the weekly numbers is reassuring since properties going under agreement far outpace new listings. A final push before the holidays.
Colleagues nationally will be frustrated by my optimism I am sure, but when it comes to the Boston area, people consistently want to live here. Yes, the weather isn't ideal, and our taxes aren't the lowest, but the quality of life is high, and it's a great place to raise a family. In fact, the top luxury market in the US right now is very close to home, according to the website Mansion Global—it's Portland, Maine! The influx of people heading to the Boston area feeds into nearby markets, that in turn benefit satellite cities. The other top 10 hot destinations included in the article may surprise you. I am personally quite happy to see Wilmington, NC on the list as that is where a bulk of my real estate investments live!