This week was the first time in two years that it began to feel like a "healthy" environment again out in the field. The rush of open houses and showings was attended by buyers, who were for the most part mask-free. I saw smiles and I heard laughter. People took the time to really see each other, and conversations were so much better as deeper connections were made through facial expressions. It was quite moving to see this shift toward normalcy.
The shift to our old ways didn't stop there - in Wellesley and Weston, 31 houses combined came on the market in all price ranges! Overall in the suburbs/Boston market that we cover, there were 78 new properties introduced. This is a staggering increase compared to 29 new properties the week before. Spring is awakening, bringing new listings and more robust inventory. Buyers had their choice of houses to see which was refreshing too! However, that doesn't mean there isn't a rush at each open house, or multiple offers submitted for most properties. We are in March Madness, after all!
Our new listings were, and still are, buzzing with activity. 68 Woodcliff Road sold in a matter of hours over asking, with a solid offer from a prepared buyer. Cheers to them! Bold and decisive moves continue to win the house. We expect multiple offers on others as well, and will report back next week.
I have lots of new listings that we're preparing to launch! Wouldn't you like to lounge by this pool in the coming months? You can do that and more at this special Wellesley property that brings indoor-outdoor living to a new standard.
There's also a fabulous young colonial coming on in the Bates neighborhood in Wellesley. It is simply stunning, and will be on MLS in a few weeks. Happy to fill you in on those and more coming soon!
With the war in the Ukraine, rates dipped slightly, but are still expected to rise next month to help curb the inflation we are experiencing. In all honesty, I am not hearing people complain about the rates; like everything else, it becomes our new norm and we adjust our expectations.
Of course, behind the numbers a tragic situation is unfolding; friends and clients of mine struggle knowing their loved ones are in the middle of conflict in Ukraine. My Russian friend has shared these links to aid refugees during this time, if you would like to help.
Have a great week!