How To Prepare For Buying A Property

How To Prepare For Buying A Property

The first step is to decide WHY you want to buy. Identifying your WHY will help you and your Agent find the best property for your needs. Is it because you are sick of paying rent? Relocating? Need more space? Or are you looking to make a smart investment? This is a big decision and having an educated team of professionals in your corner as you take this first step will ensure your success.

Begin to monitor your credit report and strengthen your credit score. There are many free tools to monitor your credit. Monitoring your full credit report will allow you to identify any inaccuracies, dispute incorrect claims, see how your habits effect your credit score, and improve your credit score prior to getting a mortgage.

Make sure you have built a healthy savings or have created a plan to get you to that goal. You may also want to avoid making any large investments or switching careers. The goal is for your overall financial picture to look low risk to a mortgage lender.

Choose a real estate agent. You may think that this person will just listen to what you are looking for, help you find properties to view, and negotiate/close the purchase but your agent should be doing so much more. Your agent can help educate you on what to expect, create a focused search, down payments, closing costs, attorneys, lenders, timelines, market trends and more.

Get a mortgage pre-approval. Getting a pre-approval is essential to the home buying process as it gives you a clear indication of the price range and it is also a necessary document for when you submit an offer on a home. Your agent can provide you with a list of preferred lenders to get you started.

The Benefits of a Buyer’s Agent

**It costs you NOTHING as a Buyer to be represented by a Buyer’s Agent, this commission is paid by the Seller**

1 | Availability – With Presidential Properties our team of experienced agents is available 24/7 to accommodate you on any showings and prepare / produce any documents needed.

2 | Representation – As your Buyer’s Agent we have an obligation to represent YOUR best interests. We are dedicated to finding you a property that best fits your needs. We will track market prices, share listings, provide objective feedback, share our expert opinion and more to ensure you are equipped with a strong and solid offer.

3 | Communication – By working with Presidential Properties you can expect to receive prompt communication at any time day or night. Our agents will listen to you, provide thoughtful and professional insights and opinions, and create an open dialogue to guide you successfully through your transaction from start to finish.

4 | Experience – We are experts in the Boston real estate market. With 14 years of experience with single family, condo, and multi family transactions across the Greater Boston Area we are confident that you will receive the highest level or service from our team.

5 | Guidance – We are here to share the wealth of information we have with you so that you can make a smart investment decision. Your Presidential agent will share listings with you, educate you on the market, help create a focused search criteria, and send you property updates. You will not regret having a market expert on your side.

6 | Resources – We have a network of local professionals that we are happy to recommend to our clients such as mortgage lenders, attorneys, inspectors etc. that will be helpful throughout the buying process and ensure a successful transaction.

7 | Negotiations – Our goal is to find you a home that meets your needs AND to help you make an informed and competitive offer. We will negotiate on your behalf with your best interests top of mind proving to be an essential asset in the buying process.

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VOTE for US! We are applying for the Nav small business grant! Visit the following link and enter the business name Presidential Properties and MA as our state. Vote by visiting: http://start.nav.com/vote/?navgrant=PresidentialProperties

Who we are : Presidential Properties is a brick-and-mortar real estate brokerage located in the heart of Boston’s historic Beacon Hill neighborhood. The Presidential Team offers the most time efficient service and knowledgeable representation for anyone seeking to successfully and confidently Sell, Buy, or Rent property. 14 years of experience, ethics, and execution securing new housing for more than 3,500 customers. 

Challenge : The stay at home advisory forced us to create a virtual real estate experience including writing and implementing procedures to conduct and offer virtual showings with live video tours, signing and submitting paperwork remotely, and the ability to receive and send payments electronically. My Team and I relentlessly and pro-actively continue to adapt to the abundance of new time consuming customer service expectations and expensive technology necessities including virtual tools that have since become industry standard due to the pandemic. We keep our website current with real time edits ensuring each property has accurate information, up to date photos, and an embedded full video tour for maximum exposure. We created a YouTube channel on March 23, 2020 that today has over 50K views and 100+ property video tours uploaded. I never closed my business, not for one day, keeping our customer’s confidence and The Presidential Team working. 

We would use the #navsmallbusinessgrant prize funds : toward a company CRM, marketing campaign, and invest in a new website seeking education in SEO. During the pandemic my Team and I noticed that the big national brokerage names in real estate were asking for property requests on our exclusive listings, more so than our own in-house lead generation platforms. It took over a decade to become the exclusive broker of many multi-unit landlords, with the ability to offer prospects the most property available, yet customers are more likely to see them advertised by the national brokerage names than by us. This results in loosing half the revenue on each co-broke transaction. We would like to learn more about SEO so that we can rank well on Google and other search engines along with how to generate more leads to and from our website http://www.YourBostonApartments.com #navsmallbusinessgrant

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Should I Rent or Buy? First Time Home Buyers – What To Expect As You Start Your Search!

Have you been thinking of switching from renting to buying but not able to fully commit? Unsure as to what you can afford? Not certain now is the right time? That is what we are here for!

If you are a first time home buyer the task of buying a home can be daunting. When you begin the sales process with our team we do a few things up front to get started.

  1. First we will ask you what you *think* you are looking for ranging from # of bedrooms, price, amenities, preferences, neighborhoods etc. We will set you up to receive MLS alerts for all properties that fit your search criteria. This is a great way to familiarize yourself with the market and to get out there and view properties in person! From there your agent will adjust your search to better fit your needs if necessary.
  2. Next your agent will walk you through what a *typical* timeline would look like if you were to buy a property. This will give you a better idea of the various steps that are involved in the home buying process and what can be expected. It will also be an indicator as to when you want to accelerate your search. Every sale is different so there are many factors that can change this but outlining the process helps people visualize what they are embarking on.
  3. If everything so far sounds manageable we will share what is required to actually submit an offer on a property. By being prepared with the items required to submit an offer it ensures you can hit the ground running and not miss out if you stumble upon your dream home early on. It also ensures we are ready to act in a super competitive market. This is where our knowledge and expertise comes in. We will work side by side to prepare a strong offer that we hope will make you stand out from the rest.
  4. Once you have decided you are ready to take the next step to home ownership we can share with you some great resources from attorneys, to mortgage lenders, and much more. If you don’t know where to start or don’t know what you can afford speaking with a mortgage lender is invaluable. They are the experts here! Leader Bank has been a great resource for our clients. Click here for a look inside their loan process.

With current mortgage rates so low it is a great time to start this process for yourself.

Download this Purchase Special from Leader Bank below.

If you are looking to buy your first home please email Boston@PresidentialProperties.us OR fill out the form on our website.

Our team is here to walk you through every step of the way.

September 1, 2021 Rentals Have Arrived!

The Team at Presidential Properties has been working all winter to lease properties that did not rent for September 2020 or became available during the winter months for unforeseen reasons typically related to a change in the current tenants situation. This has kept us very busy during a season that is typically rather slow in terms of rentals.

We are so excited to say that we have began to receive apartments available for rent starting now through September 1, 2021! While we can’t predict the future we are hopeful our city with begin to see the return of normalcy and a stabilization in the rental market. With SO many apartments currently available and an array of different prices and incentives marketed all over the internet it is more important now than ever to have a Real Estate Agent working on your behalf. Our team is knowledgeable about the listings we have and we value the relationships we hold with landlords which helps us create an application and offer to present to the landlord on your behalf that is more likely to be accepted, therefore less time wasted.

We also want to take this opportunity to warn you about scams! There are many listings on the internet that have stolen photos and will collect a false application and even ask you to transfer money. If it seems to be to good to be true, then it just might be. Always google the company or agents name that is listing the property and verify the information is all correct. Another benefit of working with Presidential Properties is that we have been at our location at 17 Myrtle Street in Beacon Hill for 13+ years. You can google us, visit us, email us, call us, or DM us on social media. We are always available for you.

Looking to rent in Boston in 2021? Email us today so we can connect you with an agent who will stick with you throughout your entire rental process keeping it as streamlined as possible.

Email today: Boston@PresidentialProperties.us

No Broker Fee & One Month Free Rent (or more) | Boston, MA

Are you still looking for an apartment to rent? Now is the BEST TIME to secure a deal on an awesome apartment in the heart of our city. We have many great apartments available ranging from studios to three bedrooms with the landlord offering to pay the broker fee, one month rent, and in some cases even two months rent! Take advantage of these record low rent prices and incentives and move to your new favorite neighborhood. Email Boston@PresidentialProperties.us to get started today with one of our expert agents. #WeKnowBoston®

Don’t see what you are looking for here? View ALL of our listings at http://www.YourBostonApartments.com

Beacon Hill Charles Street Studio For Rent

Beacon Hill Studio Available For Rent

Boston Apartment Price Reductions!

We just received MANY price reductions for Beacon Hill and Back Bay apartments. Our team is here to help you secure your next apartment! We are able to lease ALL apartments virtually. Click the link below to view additional information, photos, and videos!

To view ALL available please visit http://www.YourBostonApartments.com and email Boston@PresidentialProperties.us to be connected with one of our awesome agents. #WeKnowBoston ®

Studios

$1950 lowered to $1895! Beacon Hill, studio, available September 1

$2195 lowered to $1895! Beacon Hill, studio, available September 1

$2095 lowered to $1895! Beacon Hill, studio, available September 1

$2250 lowered to $1895! Beacon Hill, studio, available September 1

$2195 lowered to $1895! Beacon Hill, studio, available September 1

$1895 lowered to $1700! Beacon Hill, studio, available any date July – September 1

$2275 lowered to $1995! Back Bay, studio, available August 1

$2195 lowered to $1950! Back Bay, studio, available September 1

One Bedrooms

$2250 lowered to $1995! Beacon Hill, one bedroom, available September 1

$2495 lowered to $2095! Beacon Hill, one bedroom, available September 1

$2195 lowered to $1795! Beacon Hill, one bedroom, available September 1

Two Bedrooms

$3200 lowered to $2795! Beacon Hill, two bedroom, available September 1.

$2900 lowered to $2795! Beacon Hill, two bedroom, available September 1

$3050 lowered to $2795! Beacon Hill, two bedroom, available September 1

$2990 lowered to $2795! Beacon Hill, two bedroom, available September 1

$3750 lowered to $3500! Back Bay, two bedroom / two bathroom, available NOW

Three Bedrooms

$4335 lowered to $3855! Beacon Hill, three bedroom / two bathroom, available July 1

$4395 lowered to $4195! Beacon Hill, three bedroom, available September 1

$4197 lowered to $3897! Beacon Hill, three bedroom, available September 1

$4152 lowered to $3897! Beacon Hill, three bedroom / two bathroom, available September 1

$4230 lowered to $3897! Beacon Hill, three bedroom, available September 1

$4230 lowered to $3897! Beacon Hill, three bedroom, available September 1

$4290 lowered to $3993! Beacon Hill, three bedroom / two bathroom, available September 1

$4335 lowered to $3996! Beacon Hill, three bedroom, available September 1

$4335 lowered to $3996! Beacon Hill, three bedroom, available September 1

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NEW LISTING! Beacon Hill, Garden Street, 2Bedroom

Beacon Hill | Boston | MA

Rent: $2400. including Heat and Hot Water
Available: September 1, 2019
This large 1 bedroom, or 1bedroom split is available for rent, located in a traditional Beacon Hill Brownstone on Garden Street.

FEATURING:
*Entire Floor of Brownstone
*Eat In Kitchen
*Can Be Used as a Two Bedroom with No Formal Living Room, with Two Large Bedrooms on Opposite Sides of the Apartment which is Great for Roommates Looking for an Affordable Beacon Hill Option!
*Hardwood Flooring
*A Dog or Cat May Be Allowed, The Landlord Decides on a Case by Case Basis After Review of Application Package
*Located on Garden Street Closest to Phillips Street in Boston’s Beacon Hill Neighborhood
*Only Steps from All Major T Lines and Public Transportation
*Quick Access to All Expressways
*Walking Distance to MGH, North Station, Wholefoods, Charles River, Charles Street, Financial District, Government Center, etc.

Email Presidential to schedule a showing:
ServiceCenter@PresidentialProperties.us

To view ALL of our apartment listings visit:
www.YourBostonApartments.com

Presidential Properties has the MOST Exclusive Apartments Available NOT Found on MLS. Email us today to get started. #WeKnowBoston ®

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OFF MARKET SALES OPPORTUNITY! Beacon Hill, Mt. Vernon Street, 2Bed Condo

OFF MARKET OPPORTUNITY. Beautiful South Slope Beacon Hill two bedroom condo FOR SALE! Located on the picturesque corner of West Cedar and Mount Vernon Street with a common roof deck overlooking the Charles River and Back Bay. This 748+/- square foot front facing condo features hardwood floors, newly painted walls, updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and dishwasher, ample closet space, fireplace, and decorative moldings. Spacious living and bedrooms. The building is professionally managed with a common roof deck, laundry, storage locker, and elevator! Listed: $835,000

Email Boston@PresidentialProperties.us for a private showing or virtual tour.

For more information and photos visit: https://yourbostonapartments.com/property/beacon-hill-2bedroom-condominium-for-sale-2/

PRICE REDUCTION! Beacon Hill, Phillips Street, 3Bedroom/2Bathroom

Beacon Hill | Boston | MA

Rent: $2850 including Heat and Hot Water
Available: September 1, 2020
Newly renovated 3bedroom 2bathroom apartment available for rent located on the 3rd floor of a traditional Beacon Hill Brownstone on Phillips Street.

FEATURING:
*Newly Renovated Kitchen with Dishwasher
*TWO FULL BATHROOMS
*3 Equal Sized Bedrooms
*Entire 3rd Floor of Brownstone
*Hardwood Flooring
*Heat and Hot Water Included
*Washer and Dryer in Building
*Only Steps from All Major T Lines and Public Transportation
*Quick Access to All Expressways
*Walking Distance to MGH, North Station, Wholefoods, Charles River, Charles Street, Financial District, Government Center, etc.
*Located on Phillips Between Garden and Anderson Streets in Boston’s Beacon Hill Neighborhood

Email Presidential to schedule a showing:
ServiceCenter@PresidentialProperties.us

To view ALL of our apartment listings visit:
http://www.YourBostonApartments.com

Presidential Properties has the MOST Exclusive Apartments Available NOT Found on MLS. Email us today to get started. #WeKnowBoston®

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PRICE REDUCTION! Beacon Hill, Phillips Street, TWO bedroom

Beacon Hill | Boston | MA

Rent: $2150 including Heat and Hot Water
Available: September 1, 2020
This newly renovated 2bedroom available for rent is located in a traditional Beacon Hill Brownstone on Phillips Street.

FEATURING:
*New Kitchen
*Dishwasher
*Equal Sized Bedrooms
*Hardwood Flooring
*Open Layout
*Washer and Dryer in Building
*Located on Phillips Between Garden and Anderson Streets in Boston’s Beacon Hill Neighborhood
*Heat and Hot Water Included in the Monthly Rent
*Only Steps from All Major T Lines and Public Transportation
*Quick Access to All Expressways
*Walking Distance to MGH, North Station, Wholefoods, Charles River, Charles Street, Financial District, Government Center, etc.

Email Presidential to schedule a showing:
ServiceCenter@PresidentialProperties.us

To view ALL of our apartment listings visit:
http://www.YourBostonApartments.com

Presidential Properties has the MOST Exclusive Apartments Available NOT Found on MLS. Email us today to get started. #WeKnowBoston®

PRICE REDUCTION! Beacon Hill, Anderson Street, 2Bedroom

Beacon Hill | Boston | MA

Rent: $2400 including Heat and Hot Water
Available: September 1, 2020
Anderson Street renovated two bedroom apartment available for rent located on the TOP penthouse floor of a traditional Beacon Hill brownstone.

FEATURING:
*Top Floor Penthouse Location in Brownstone
*Separate Kitchen with Gas Cooking
*Hardwood Flooring
*ONLY First Month and Fee Required (No last month or security)
*Located on Anderson between Phillips and Cambridge Streets in Boston’s Beacon Hill Neighborhood
*A Dog or Cat May Be Allowed, the Landlord Decides on a Case by Case Basis After Review of Application Package
*Heat and Hot Water Included in the Monthly Rent
*Only Steps from All Major T Lines and Public Transportation
*Quick Access to All Expressways
*Walking Distance to MGH, North Station, Wholefoods, Charles River, Charles Street, Financial District, Government Center, etc

Email Presidential to schedule a showing:
ServiceCenter@PresidentialProperties.us

To view ALL of our apartment listings visit:
http://www.YourBostonApartments.com

Presidential Properties has the MOST Exclusive Apartments Available NOT Found on MLS. Email us today to get started. #WeKnowBoston ®

PRICE REDUCTION! beacon Hill, Anderson Street, two bedroom

Beacon Hill | Boston | MA

Rent: $2,300. including Heat and Hot Water
Available: NOW
Renovated two bedroom apartment available for rent located on the third floor of a traditional Beacon Hill brownstone on Anderson Street.

FEATURING:
*Separate Kitchen
*Dishwasher
*Gas Cooking
*Hardwood Flooring
*Great Sun
*PET FRIENDLY A Dog or Cat May Be Allowed, The Landlord Decides on a Case by Case Basis After Review of Application Package
*Heat and Hot Water Included in Monthly Rent
*ONLY First Month and Fee Required (No last month or security)
*Located on the corner of Anderson and Phillips Streets in Boston’s Beacon Hill Neighborhood
*Only Steps from All Major T Lines and Public Transportation
*Quick Access to All Expressways
*Walking Distance to MGH, North Station, Wholefoods, Charles River, Charles Street, Financial District, Government Center, etc

Email Presidential to schedule a showing:
ServiceCenter@PresidentialProperties.us

To view ALL of our apartment listings visit:
http://www.YourBostonApartments.com

Presidential Properties has the MOST Exclusive Apartments Available NOT Found on MLS. Email us today to get started. #WeKnowBoston®

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