The Historic Homes Difference
We distinguish ourselves not by the quantity of properties that we list, but by the quality of both the product and service we offer. Historic Homes is proud of the elements that make us unique:
Limited Listings & Maximum Attention
Some people have the misconception that listing their home with a larger agency is the best approach. In fact, there’s no advantage listing your property with a large brokerage firm. Thanks to the power of the web, every real estate company, large or small, has the same reach. What’s most important is the broker’s knowledge of the market, track record, and ability to negotiate the best price.
At Historic Homes, we’re selective about the homes we choose to represent. Our listings are never treated as just another property in a vast inventory of product. Instead, we list only an exclusive selection of the highest quality properties, enabling us to invest more time in you and your home. You get the specialized attention you deserve. And, with our proactive approach to the home buying and selling process, things move smoothly and no detail is missed.
Local Knowledge & Market Specialization
To us, the Brookline, Newton, and Chestnut Hill communities are much more than locations on a map. We live here. We know the neighborhoods and homes, the parks and schools, the people and places. We understand local zoning and permitting and have long-standing relationships with the departments and people you’ll need to work with to get things done. Most importantly, we know what makes these communities special and we successfully leverage our knowledge and expertise when helping you to sell your home or find a new home that’s right for you.
Further, we specialize exclusively in the middle to upper end of the market. With our keen, proven market understanding we provide you with accurate property valuations, in-depth research and specialized insight that is invaluable as you buy or sell your property.
Unlocking Your Home’s Untapped Potential
More than just brokers, we assume a consulting role and invest time to understand the essence of what makes your home unique. With a sophisticated, studied approach to market analysis combined with our direct experience in residential renovation, restoration and building, we suggest strategic improvements that can increase the value of your home. Our in-house design team and network of skilled contractors enables you to make those improvements and realize maximum value for your home.
A Hands-On Approach
When you work with us, you are represented directly by the principals of Historic Homes. We make decisions on your behalf efficiently and decisively. We’re accountable to you and provide weekly updates on marketing activities such as showings, brochures, advertising, and feedback from buyers and brokers. Only designated members of the Historic Homes team will be permitted to show your property ensuring consistent presentations and proper representation.
Historic Homes’ marketing presentations are uniquely customized and present buyers with a true picture of the character and value of your property. We develop customized, property-specific marketing presentation materials that feature spectacular photography that captures your home’s unique character and rich history. These are compiled into thoughtfully-designed marketing pieces coordinated for maximum impact to produce a multiple offer scenario.