America’s Best High Schools 2013

Newsweek has ranked area high schools in the top 10%  nationally. Posted by Chris Chapin on Wednesday, 5.10.2013 Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Hopkinton, Medfield and Dover-Sherborn High Schools...

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Fair Housing Laws

Posted by Chris Chapin on Wednesday, 4.17.2013 To put a “human face” on the issue of housing discrimination, three videos (with captions and without) were developed. Each tells an up-close and personal story of how individuals were affected by housing discrimination (based on disability, race, or familial status)...

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The Evolution of the Extraordinary

Posted by Chris Chapin on Friday, 10.5.2012 Our vision is about artfully uniting extraordinary properties with extraordinary lives. This video explores the evolution of the extraordinary qualities that set our brand apart, along with some interesting global statistics, which combined reinforce the marketing strategies that we...

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What Makes Up A Credit Score

Outline for Understanding Your Credit Score Posted by Chris Chapin on Wednesday, 7.5.2012 This information will help you discover how you can manipulate your credit score and keep your scores as high as possible. The following is a simple outline of credit scoring and the different factors used to by the three credit bureaus,...

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Facebook and Real Estate

Case Study: Social Media and Real Estate Posted by Chris Chapin on Thursday, 3.15.2012 Maximize Your Marketing Reach with Facebook Many agents today are touting themselves as trailblazers in their field because they are utilizing all of the bells and whistles that are hot at the moment. Whether it be through the utilization of...

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The Selling Process

The Steps to Selling a Home Posted by Chris Chapin on Thursday, 11.09.2011 1. Engage a Realtor a. Get a referral If possible use a preferred Realtor. This is also the case when departing and area, as Realtors have contacts throughout the country.  b. Compare and Contrast If you are planning to interview multiple Realtors it...

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Local Support

Greyhound Friends Inc. …Support. Donate. Adopt. Posted by Chris Chapin on Thursday, 9.28.2011 Hallmark Sotheby’s Inernational Realty is pleased to announce that that we are honored to support Greyhound Friends, Inc. Hallmark Sotheby’s International Realty has donated funds, and agents Leslie Mann and Nikki...

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The Buying Process

The Steps to Buying a Home Posted by Chris Chapin on Thursday, 9.26.2011 1. Get a Pre-Approval Letter a. Try to utilize a lender that is recommended to you by friends or business associates. b. Have the pre-approval letter in hand before you start to look as this enables you to be sure of what you can afford. You will also...

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Why is Video Necessary?

Video Is All the Rage for a Reason Posted by Chris Chapin on Thursday, 8.15.2011 Fact: Everyone’s home is a work of art …to them. Now that internet based marketing of real estate is the norm, how do you separate your property from the thousands of options out there? Every listing has a group of photos, property...

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QR Codes in Real Estate

Posted by Chris Chapin on Thursday, 6.9.2011 QR Codes? Really?! Absolutely! While still a technology which is still very much in its infancy it is a fantastic tool which strengthens an agencies ability to connect with today’s tech savvy buyers. Real estate marketing is an ever changing monster and it is extremely...

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Protect Your Home for Pennies

Are you a home-owner or just about to become...

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Hopkinton Schools “Perfect”

Hopkinton Receives Perfect 10 in Forbes “Best School” Report Posted by Chris Chapin on Thursday, 5.26.2011 Do you have children? Are they in school? If you answered yes, then this post and the associated links are very important in your life and will likely have an impact as to whether you decide whether a town is...

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