Home Buying

Virtually Experience a Home Without Visiting the Property

As the whole world goes through changes due to the spread of disease, people are social distancing more and relying on digital technology for many elements of life. The same process applies to real estate and house searches. Going beyond just pictures, look into ways to experience the home from your current residence and truly visualize the space and size with digital technology. Learn about the various methods and how each one offers a different view of the home. Live Walk-Through Tour Even if you do not visit with the real estate agent directly, their direct access to the home…

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Letter from the Broker

The Pendulum Has Swung

Rental market has been fragile for a few years now with inventory levels going up and burgeoning neighborhoods adding units attracting a new population of renters. It was really only a matter of time until options were plentiful, rents capped off and the supply outweighed the demand. It’s not like we didn’t see this coming. Top it off with a “black swan” and the proverbial bucket runneth over.  We’re halfway through May and there are plenty of June options out there. Once June 1st hits, what were June options become July options which makes July inventory levels swell. It’s like…

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Letter from the Broker

KREM’s Ready, but are WE collectively ready?

Human connection. It’s something we’re all craving at the moment. Like with many things, we didn’t necessarily miss it until it was taken from us. Right now, and I think I speak for a lot of us, meeting some friends for dinner, cocktails, etc. or just a proper greeting with a handshake sounds pretty good. We built Kingston REM to be able to transact completely virtually with the idea that this would be the “new normal” in the not-so-distant future. In the meantime, we’d have some fundamentals built, processes tweaked and by the time it hit, we’d be a streamlined…

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Letter from the Broker

KREM Crew

Let me pull back the curtain a little bit. I’m mostly comfortable allowing myself to be vulnerable. I’m going to take an opportunity here to humble brag for a minute. 2019 was an incredible year for KREM. Our team (the #KREMcrew) worked their butts off to ensure all of our rental clients were taken care of. This means having no exclusive rental inventory left behind post-9/1. Because we were able to partner with some really extraordin This story isn’t old. It’s from 4 months ago until now. KREM was a small group with lofty goals and BIG projects on the…

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Letter from the Broker

When Charming Loses its Charm

It was something I heard a lot when I moved to Boston and a phrase I used as a rookie agent when showing apartments. Charming. I used to really feel like old units WERE charming.  The gracious foyers with the chandeliers and crown molding. The walnut stained wainscotting hugging the sides of a winding staircase. The leaded glass hutch carefully installed in the dining room wall.  That word then became synonymous with a place being, well, a dump. We would joke that it was “charming” rather than a sh*thole.  So when did charming lose its charm?  You could argue several…

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