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This Condo in Malden, MA recently sold for $299,000. This Mid-Rise style home was sold by Shawn Sullivan, Broker Associate, CRS - RE/MAX Andrew Realty Services.

58 Almont St, Malden, MA 02148


Sale Price

NEW PREVIEW! COMMUTER OH THURS 2/15 5-7PM; OH FRI 2/16 12-1:30; OH SAT/SUN 2/17 & 18 12-2. Striking loft-style corner unit, 12-foot high ceilings in desirable Almont School. Southern exposure sunlight pours through soaring windows on a high 2nd floor. Exclusive use to parking space "I" & storage space #9, in-unit laundry and central air. Maplewood area, minutes to Malden Center Orange Line T, buses, 93, 28 & 1. "Walk Score of 79,” near downtown restaurants, car shares and amenities. Elevator building professionally managed by NorthPoint. Bicyclists and runners enjoy the “Bike Path”, a 9-mile community pathway from the Malden-Everett line through Malden, Revere and Saugus toward the Lynn waterfront. OFFERS IF ANY REVIEWED MON 2/19 at 12 NOON. NOTE: Seller reserves right to accept an offer prior to MON 2/19.

When you hire a realtor to be your buyer’s agent, you want to make the most of the resource that you have. If you learn a bit more about realtors, it can help you to work with your agent in tandem to get the best deal on the property that’s right for you. Below, you’ll find some tips to help you navigate working with your realtor and make the whole process quite smooth. 

Be Punctual

You should keep your appointments and be on time when meeting with a realtor. While he works for you, you shouldn’t assume that you’re the only client he has. Yes, you’re important to him, but understand that your realtor is very busy and his time should be respected. If you’re running late or need to reschedule an appointment, always make the effort to call your agent to let him know what’s going on.

Let Your Agent Do The Work

While there are plenty of things that you can do to help your agent through the process of helping you buy a home, you should let him do his job. This means that you should never call a listing agent if you have signed on with a buyer’s agent for yourself. Understand that a buyer’s agent could also get passed on commission if the listing agent believes that you are under a dual agency agreement and do not mention your buyer’s agent. It’s important that all contacts are done through your agent. That’s what they are there for! 

It’s also important to note that you should try and avoid going to property showings and open houses without your agent. If you do need to go to an open house on your own, you should let your agent know so he can make the proper arrangements ahead of time. You should expect to sign an agreement with your agent once you decide to hire him as your buyer’s agent. 

Let Your Agent Know What You’re Looking For 

It’s important that you’re honest and upfront with your buyer’s agent. Buying a home is no small task and your agent is your advocate throughout the process. Your realtor will have a basic understanding of your finances, what you’re looking for in a home, and will even know a bit about your family structure. 

So that your agent can best help you to find the home that’s right for you, don’t try and sugarcoat anything. If you see a house you’re not fond of, say so. If a home seems out of your budget, you need to discuss it. The easiest way to find the property to fit your needs is to relay your desires and circumstances to your realtor.        


This Condo in Revere, MA recently sold for $231,000. This Garden style home was sold by Shawn Sullivan, Broker Associate, CRS - RE/MAX Andrew Realty Services.

1235 N Shore Rd, Revere, MA 02151


Sale Price

Full/Half Baths
A commuters dream! 2 bedroom condominium located across the street from Wonderland Blue Line Train Station. With easy access to Revere Beach, Boston, restaurants, shopping and route 1. It offers lots of sunlight, generous bedrooms with great closet space, wood flooring, and a beautiful kitchen with granite counters & maple cabinets. Don’t miss this one! Group Showing on 1/29/2018 from 5:00pm-6:00pm.

Let's face it – buying a home can be difficult, especially if you are forced to negotiate with a stubborn home seller. Fortunately, we're here to help you simplify the negotiation process and ensure that you can secure your dream home quickly.

Here are three tips that will enable you to avoid stressful negotiations with home sellers:

1. Do Your Homework

If you submit a fair offer on a home from the get-go, you may be able to avoid a stressful negotiation altogether. As such, perform plenty of housing market research before you submit an offer to ensure that your proposal will meet a home seller's needs.

Examine the prices of comparable houses in your city or town prior to submitting an offer on a residence. This will allow you to understand whether a home seller's asking price falls in line with similar properties in the area. It also enables you to browse the real estate market and ensure that you are ready to submit an offer on a particular residence based on what's available elsewhere.

After you do your homework, submit a competitive offer on a home. If the offer meets the home seller's needs, he or she may accept it immediately. Or, if the home seller issues a counter-proposal, you can always decline the counter-offer and check out other properties.

2. Don't Lose Your Cool

A negotiation can be frustrating at times, but a patient homebuyer will be able to remain calm, cool and collected at all times.

During a negotiation, it is important to remember that both you and the home seller have similar goals. Ultimately, both parties want to reach a fair agreement, one that satisfies the needs of all parties involved. And if you can find common ground with a home seller, you may be able to streamline the negotiation process.

If you feel like your emotions are getting out of control during a negotiation, take a break. Remember, you can always go for a walk on your own and hang out with family members and friends to alleviate stress. After you perform a stress-relieving activity, you may be able to return to the negotiating table with a fresh outlook as well.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to negotiating with a home seller, there is no reason to conduct a negotiation on your own. Instead, hire an experienced real estate agent, and this professional will negotiate with a home seller on your behalf.

Your real estate agent will keep you up to date about whether a home seller accepts, rejects or counters your offer on a house. He or she also will offer expert recommendation to help you secure your dream home at a price that matches your budget.

Employ a real estate agent to help you manage negotiations with home sellers – you'll be glad you did. Your real estate agent will help you avoid stress throughout negotiations, and as such, make it easy for you to obtain your dream residence.

Absolutely stunning home, exquisitely & completely renovated inside & out, including systems & stucco exterior. From the moment you step inside, you’ll be taken by its elegance, light, space & owner’s impeccable taste & numerous high-end, custom features throughout. Gorgeous open 1st level, complimented by gleaming hwd floors, recessed & distinctive lighting, built-ins+ & generous windows that afford abundant natural light. Gracious LR w/fp & cabinetry flows seamlessly to elegant DR that opens to designer kit w/granite counters & breakfast bar, top-of-the-line stainless appliances & custom cabs. Slider & door in DR leading to impressive deck makes for great summer entertaining too. Mud room & ½ bath also on 1st level. Lovely staircase to 2nd level where hwd floors & more built-ins await. 2 BRs plus MBR w/chic spa-bath: Jacuzzi tub, sep shower, double granite vanities/sinks.Finished lower level boasts 3 rooms, full bath & laundry. Simply must see all this impressive beauty has to offer!

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