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You’ve decided to sell your house and you’re wondering what the next step is. Great news! You’re past the first hurdle, which is making the big decision to sell. We know it can feel like a very overwhelming process, especially if you’re a first time seller, so we’ve made a list of easy next steps to get the process going.

Step One: Decide What You Want from the Process

Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is a target sale price. That’s a good start. Your real estate agent will be able to tell you what the home is likely to sell for but it’s also good to think about a desired return on your own. You’ll also want to consider factors like a timeline to meet your personal goals. Is it important for you to sell this as quickly as possible or can you be flexible to get a higher price? Do you have a deadline, for example, before school starts in the fall? How do you expect selling this home will line up with buying your next home?

Of course your agent will be able to help you with all of these questions, but it’s good to have a sense of your wants and needs before getting the process started. Then you and your agent can compare notes and decide what’s best for a win-win scenario.

Step Two: Interview and Select a Sellers’ Agent

This is perhaps the most important step in the process. The right sellers’ agent (or team!) will make the rest of the buying procedure as seamless and comfortable for you as possible—not to mention profitable! Select a few different teams in your area and interview them to see what feels like a good fit. Ask questions that will measure the depth of their knowledge as well as whether your personalities mesh.

Not to brag, but we happen to be very knowledgeable and likeable seller’s agents with decades of experience in the Boston area. We’d love to have the chance to convince you why we’re a great fit!

Step Three: Begin Preparations

The prep is the most laborious part of the process. It will include cleaning and organizing your home for photographers, potentially making minor repairs that could help the home sell faster or add value, and giving lots of information to your sellers’ agent for them to prepare marketing materials. That’s right, it’s going to be helpful to your agents if you know when that ancient boiler was installed.

In this step, and every one following it, having the right sellers’ agent or team is key. They will tell you exactly what needs to be done and help you do it.

Contact us at or 617-942-1741 to interview us about the extreme level of preparedness we maintain here at Nextdoor Realty Team.

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The home at 251 Heath Street, unit 225, encapsulates the artistic spirit and unique nature of this Jamaica Plain neighborhood. The open floor plan loft space is a perfect blank canvas to create the home of your dreams—whether that includes a studio space for your creative pursuits, an ideal entertaining flow, or a cozy sanctuary insulation from the outside world.

You’re greeted by warm exposed brick and rare wood-paneled ceilings clocking in at an awe-inspiring 15 feet tall. In the kitchen you’ll find a stunning chef’s kitchen designed for both the ease of the cook and the aesthetic pleasure of everyone who visits. Hanging above the kitchen is a one-of-a-kind stained glass architectural feature, salvaged and restored from an old building and bringing a unique artistry to the kitchen.

The loft continues into the dining space, flanked by a wall of arched windows that flood the space with light nearly all day. Built-in bookshelves and an architectural hanging light sculpture bring style and function to the space.

This home is one-of-a-kind in many ways, including its location. The loft sits above the visitor parking, separated from the primary building. This means there are virtually no shared-wall neighbors. There’s no one above, below, behind, or in front of this unit. This allows for light to stream in from both sides of the home. As the current owner also points out, it makes the space ideal for an impromptu dance party!

Further into the home is a flexible space that can be designed around your lifestyle. The current owners have half of the space utilized as a bedroom and the other half housing two offices and a living room. The beauty of a loft like this is the endless creative possibilities. This space also includes a large storage area partitioned off by a curtain and a walk-in closet with a stacked washer and dryer.

The second bathroom, off the current bedroom space, was recently remodeled and boasts a jacuzzi tub and intricately designed tile that turns a functional space into a beautiful oasis.

Within the building you’ll find a gym, conveniently located just down the hall from this unit, and a courtyard space with communal grills and bistro tables perfect for a relaxed evening outdoors. This unit comes with two spots in the parking garage.

Whether you’re an artist yourself or just a lover of a beautifully designed space, this loft is truly a one-of-a-kind property that blends the elegance of an art piece with the warmth of a private home.

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We work all across Greater Boston to make the real estate dreams of buyers and sellers come true. In this series we’ll be sharing with you the neighborhoods we work in, as well as the micro-neighborhoods within them that each have a unique culture and property appeal.

Just a few miles from bustling downtown Boston, you’ll find the leafy streets and stately homes of West Roxbury’s Bellevue Hill neighborhood. At the turn of the nineteenth century Bostonians referred to this elegant residential area as “Mount Bellevue” for its classical homes and because it’s the highest natural point in the City of Boston and Suffolk County.

Over a century later, Bellevue Hill retains the prestige that drew residents to it years ago. Nestled in the shadow of its historic water tower, the neighborhood is one of the most coveted areas of West Roxbury in which to live. More than any other neighborhood in Boston, this residential community offers the benefits of both town and country. Residents can enjoy the suburban space of their homes and yards and the peace of mind the orderly, sidewalk-lined residential blocks offer.

But homeowners also get the benefit of close proximity to Boston (just 8 miles) and a thriving local downtown less than a mile from the neighborhood. On Centre Street you can dine at the trendy West on Centre restaurant or easily access the West Roxbury Library and the Community Center. Important amenities like Roche Brothers Supermarket and the MBTA’s Commuter Rail (Needham Line) are also within easy reach. After a baseball game at Billings Field and Park families can enjoy a cocktail or ice cream sundae at Corrib Restaurant and walk home in the lush golden hour light that washes the Hill every evening.

Making a home in Greater Boston doesn’t have to mean a choice between suburban space and access to urban amenities. For centuries Bostonians have flocked to West Roxbury for the perfect blend of both — and you can too.

Interested in making Bellevue Hill your home? Reach out at 617-942-1741 or and we can start your search!

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