Posts Tagged ‘mike lefebvre’


Hopkinton Education Foundation Raises Over $40K at Winter Gala!

February 14, 2009

The Hopkinton Education Foundation (HEF) hosted their annual Winter Gala this past weekend at the Lake View Pavilion in Foxborough, MA.

Over $40,000 was raised for this phenomenal organization that funds some of the most innovative and creative initiatives and programs within the Hopkinton School System.

Hallmark Sotheby’s International Realty was the proud sponsor of the event’s game room. A good, no GREAT, time was had by all!

We all look forward to next year’s event…


The One You’ve Been Waiting For in Easton, MA!

February 4, 2009

First Showings at Open Houses this weekend:

Saturday 2/7 and Sunday 2/8 from 11am-2pm each day.

3-4 bedroom expanded Cape Cod home in a very desirable North Easton family neighborhood. Just a stone’s throw away from ALL the schools and Frothingham Park. Abundance of refinished hardwood floors throughout. Updated kitchen. Replacement windows throughout. First floor office has a closet and could easily serve as the 4th bedroom. Basement Technologies system with lifetime warranty that transfers to new owner. The location can simple NOT be beat! Stop by this weekend for your chance at this phenomenal opportunity in North Easton.

This is a potential short sale transaction. Contracted sales price and Realtor commission are subject to bank approval. Property is sold ‘as-is’. Title 5 compliance is buyer’s responsibility.

Please visit for more details on the phenomenal opportunity is this desirable North Easton neighborhood.

Thank you and see you this weekend!


Black Friday Real Estate Deal in Norfolk, MA

November 26, 2008

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Is Fall a Good Time To Sell Your Home?

October 13, 2008

Fall is certainly a gorgeous time of the year here in New England, but a question I get from a ton of my clients is:

Is Fall a good time to try and sell my home?

My answer is enthusiastically, YES! And before you discount that response as typical Realtor-speak (as in, “It’s ALWAYS a good time to sell your home!”) let me explain why I feel this way.

1. Less Competition
A good portion of my colleagues seems to coast from now through the end of the year. It’s almost like they assume it’s the “slow” time of the year and they kind of turn on their auto pilot settings. They relay, whether consciously or unconsciously, this belief to the clients, and therefore it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy and less homes get listed on the market. Less homes = less competition. Would you rather have your buyer presented with 20+ similar properties to choose from along with yours, or just a couple others? Your home will stand out to buyers purely because there are less homes to look at.

2. Serious Buyers
Let’s face it, the Fall and ensuing holidays are a busy time for everybody. Anybody who is out looking at homes between now and the end of the year tend to be serious buyers who HAVE to buy something. There’s usually a strong motivation for these buyers. This time of the year tire kickers and looky-loos spend time at the mall, not at open houses and showings. So although the QUANTITY of showings may decrease over the next few months, the QUALITY should be primo!

3. Fall Homes Show Well
Nothing is more attractive to buyers than a walkway scattered with a few vibrant leaves, leading to a beautifully decorated New England home with a gentle fire crackling in the fireplace. There’s usually a pile of apples in a bowl on the kitchen table and maybe a pumpkin or two. Fall in New England is the perfect backdrop for staging a fantastic home for sale. The sights, sounds and smells of Fall in New England paint a wonderful picture in the buyers minds. And buyers make purchasing decisions based on those pictures in their minds.

So the next time someone tells me, “We’re thinking about waiting for the Spring market to list”, I remind them that (1) you will be up against a lot more competition as far as other listings, (2) you will have a harder time identifying the truly serious buyers and (3) that Christmas tree and warm pumpkin pie in the oven will not have the same effect come April.

IMHO, from now until New Years truly is the most wonderful time of the year! Enjoy.


Market Updates: August 2008

September 7, 2008
90 King Street, Norfolk, MA SOLD! 8/25/08 $425,000

90 King Street, Norfolk, MA SOLD! 8/25/08 $425,000

Below are the market reports for the month of August 2008. In half the markets (Medway, Walpole and Millis) average days on market were up slightly from the previous month. In the other three markets (Medfield, Norfolk and Franklin) average days on market were down from July. Based on average days on market, number of transactions and average sales prices vs. average list prices I would say overall there seems to be some slightly upward pressure on the market. By no means have we “turned the corner” but based on my month-to-month analysis, I would say things have remained steady and if anything have creeped slightly up.

As always, if you want a more detailed explanation of what’s going on in your specific market, please give me a call. I’m always happy to talk about real estate with my friends and neighbors.

Have a great Fall!








Good For My Ego…

July 15, 2008

Today I have been humbled by the positive response I’ve gotten throughout the real estate blogosphere from a handful of well-respected colleagues who seem to appreciate the “uncommon” ways I’m trying to market myself as well as my properties. Read the rest of this entry ?


“King of Hearts” Cracks the Top 10!

June 12, 2008

OK, so I guess I’ve figured out how to make a mildly entertaining video. I won a trip to NYC to get up-close and personal with one of my marketing idols, Seth Godin. I won my sellers over at 30 Jefferson Road in Franklin $21,000 and a 32″HDTV. Tonight, I found out that I am one of the 10 finalist in the Diet Mountain Dew Surprising Facts video contest. First prize is $10,000 (to me!) and second prize is a MacBook Air, an HD camera and a 30″HD monitor. Either prize would be awesome. What I haven’t figured out is how to beg for votes gracefully. Read the rest of this entry ?