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Greening Your Real Estate Practice

We’re right at the tip of the iceberg with the Green movement. Greening our real estate practice is not just about being Green ourselves but also understanding where the consumer is coming from so we can better help them. Most home buyers I work with are concerned about some element of Green to some degree or another, but all agree with being more energy efficient.

At Startpoint Realty we are becoming a more eco minded firm — receiving our Green designations, working in virtual offices, sending green trees as closing gifts -– while at the same time going Green can mean looking at new ways of saving money, which we are all doing already in this weakened economy.

Any level of education we as Realtors can add to our profession gives us a competitive edge when working with buyers and sellers. We don’t have to be experts on Green building or everything Green, but we can certainly be ambassadors and become resources of Green.

I prepared a “Greening Your Real Estate Practice” PowerPoint webinar for HomeGain, which has simple but effective tips on what we can do as professionals, getting more involved in our communities and inexpensive ways we can be more of what consumers are expecting from us.

Listen to the GREEN WEBINAR and hear about what you can do (and why) for making your business more Green.

Visit StartPoint Realty website to see how we use virtual offices and transaction platforms and my personal site as a Green resource and Green marketing ideas.

Also visit the HomeGain Green Real Estate site to get more tips.

Jeffrey Bastress, GREEN certified NAR instructor


Posted by: Jeffrey Bastress on May 26th, 2009 under Green Real Estate


Announcing the 2008-2009 HomeGain Advisors

We’re pleased to announce our 2008-2009 Advisors Group and welcome our latest member, Mike Farmer.

Over the past year, since the Advisors group was initiated, we have received invaluable insight into our real estate products. By continuing to meet with this influential group of agents and brokers, we will be further enabled to focus on bringing improved customer service as well as enhancements to our marketing solutions that we provide to other real estate professionals.

Advisors have also recognized the exclusive group as an opportunity to network with each other, brainstorm and strategize.

As the 13th member of the HomeGain Advisors Group, Mike will join the original 12 members from the 2007-2008 Advisors, which includes: Continue reading this post


Posted by: Peggy Boehm on September 5th, 2008 under HomeGain


Massachusetts Real Estate Market Update

Massachusetts is glutted with homes for sale that are either over priced or simply not “desirable” to be kind here. These Single Family Homes for Sale in Massachusetts, especially in suburban areas outside of Boston such as Worcester County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County and Plymouth County make up 80% of single family homes for sale and increase the overall marketing time to 8-10 months on average.

However, there is no shortage of qualified buyers as evidenced by multi offers on well priced nice homes. These homes will have 2 or 3 offers in just a few days from entering the market.

There are 2 types of home buyers in the Massachusetts market right now. Investors looking for cheap foreclosed distressed rehabs and buyers that want well priced, great location, and meticulously maintained homes. Any home for sale that falls in the middle, which is 80% of all homes in Massachusetts for sale right now, will sit on the market.

It seems that home sellers that can afford to wait and buyers that are in no hurry are both just sitting on the fence and waiting in general. This indicates that when the market does turn finally in Massachusetts, that it will come back quickly and in full force.

Condominiums are another story, as there are many gorgeous and well priced condo’s throughout Massachusetts for sale. New construction included. However, condominiums are scrutinized for Continue reading this post


Posted by: Jeffrey Bastress on July 15th, 2008 under Regional


HomeGain Radio: Buyer and Seller Expectations

Jeffrey Bastress of Startpoint Realty in Massachusetts is the special guest on HomeGain Radio’s June 3rd show.

Jeffrey discusses how home buyer and seller expectations have changed over the past year, how it’s making things more challenging for today’s Realtors, and what real estate agents and brokers can do to avoid or overcome lost transactions due to this expectation gap.

Listen to Jeffrey Bastress’ call:

Jeffrey Bastress has been a HomeGain AgentEvaluator member for many years, ranking #1 in Massachusetts and nationwide, is a HomeGain Advisor, and a HomeGain Blog contributor.

To hear more HomeGain Radio interviews, plus find real estate articles, survey results and more, visit our Media Center!

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Posted by: Jessica Gopalakrishnan on June 6th, 2008 under Best Practices, HomeGain Radio

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Why is that Realtor® so successful?

Interested in finding out what other real estate agents and brokers include in their marketing strategies?

Sure, a lot of an agent’s “success” has to do with the market’s condition, but there is a huge amount of magic behind a real estate agent in terms of acquiring leads, converting them to clients, keeping clients and making deals happen.

HomeGain offers a Winning Agent Call every month featuring a new real estate agent or broker. There is a new topic of discussion each time, and hundreds of agents register to listen in for a chance to get new ideas or a fresh outlook.

This month’s Winning Agent Call is with Jeffrey Bastress of Startpoint Realty, who is an an author on this blog.

On February 21, Jeffrey will be discussing his take on “applying a fresh approach to building relationships with buyers and sellers”. Continue reading this post


Posted by: Jessica Gopalakrishnan on February 15th, 2008 under Best Practices, HomeGain

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Six Million And Counting

Today we announced in a press release that received more than 6MM website visits last month, making us the second most visited real estate website to start off the year, according to Hitwise.

We attribute this number to our recently redesigned website and access to tools that allow visitors to:

• Get instant estimates of homes values and connect with AgentView real estate agents to receive information regarding the home selling process

• Find and compare Realtors using AgentEvaluator

• View MLS listings displayed by thousands of BuyerLink™ real estate agents and brokers

• Determine the best home improvements with Home Sale Maximizer

Let’s not forget the latest HomeGain resource, this real estate blog, as well.

On the press release Louis commented: “We are pleased to announce the launch of our guest blogger program that brings to HomeGain some of the best real estate bloggers in the country. To date we have featured Continue reading this post


Posted by: Jessica Gopalakrishnan on February 11th, 2008 under HomeGain

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