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Will the Vaccine Provide Housing Inventory the Shot in The Arm it Needs?

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Home prices are climbing in Tolland & Windham counties thanks to plunging inventory in 2020 and 2021 year-to-date and a surplus of buyers willing to engage in a bidding war for the few homes available.  If you are a seller in Tolland County, days on the market has been halved from 42 days in 2020 to 21 as of February 2021, likewise for [...]

King Real Estate Team Opens in Tolland CT

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Home Selling Team is pleased to announce that Broker Associate Noah “King in Real Estate” has opened King Real Estate Team LLC, a real estate office in the Tolland Pizza plaza at 235 Merrow Road (Route 195) in Tolland CT.  Real estate consultations will be available by appointment at the new office or by phone or Zoom.  Real estate services [...]

Mansfield's Home Selling Team Agents Tops in 2020

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Like many others, we had to skip our annual agent recognition event this year.  In the past we have visited different venues for a welcome one-day respite from the stress of a full-time sales career including an escape room, axe throwing, bowling and a painting class.  All these outings were great fun and revealed some surprising strengths [...]

Real Estate Boom in Eastern CT Driven by Cramped Spaces, Virtual Schooling, Out of State Buyers, Low Interest Rates

2020 Top 10 Companies: HST #1 in 2 Categories

2020 started with a bang!   January was strong and we scratched our heads at the demand, which is not typical in this neck of the woods just coming off the holidays and facing a couple of grim winter months.  February looked promising and we felt blessed with an early spring market.  In early March,  as COVID arrived in New England and many [...]

I Went To The Woods Because I Wished To Escape Social Media

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I finally visited one of Mansfield’s newest preserves, the Simpson-Wood Preserve on Route 89 across the road from the Mt. Hope Park.  It is an easy 2 mile trail among 114 acres of woods with some beautiful ledges and stonewalls.  There are a couple of “alternate routes” that skirt slight inclines if you prefer strictly level hiking.  [...]

Gimme Shelter. Housing Stock Craters in Windham and Tolland CT Counties

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Seems as though housing has gone the way of toilet paper, hand sanitizer and canned goods at the tail end of 2020 and early into 2021.  The cupboards are bare.  Inventory was tight all year and wise [...]

Have You Experienced a UFO (Unintended Failing Offer)? Beware The Alien Agent!

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What Makes A Buyer A Loser?     Beware the Alien Agent!


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Halloween 2020: Mistakes That Can Haunt An Overconfident Seller

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There's not much a seller can do today to discourage a barrage of showings and multiple bids In a previous post I conceded that you could probably have the buyer do your breakfast dishes once you're out the door but I've thought of a few ways a seller could diminish their own returns even as the dominate player in the [...]

What Do Sellers Need To Do To Sell For Top Dollar In 2020?  Nada.

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Typically in the fall most real estate agents will advise sellers on the best approach for selling in the fall—historically not the best market following the impetus to move late spring and summer to be settled by the start of school in the fall.  No so in 2020.  The buying frenzy is such that you may able to leave your breakfast dishes on [...]