‘Have to’ versus ‘want to’ sellers

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If you want to be a top producer, then you’ve got to buckle down and focus your efforts on the dollar-productive tasks most likely to generate a financial return. If you’re just starting out, this is even more true because just like a plane leaving the runway, you’re going to use a lot of fuel (your time and energy) just …

6 reasons why new agents’ real estate career doesn’t take off

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Everyone gets into this wonderful business for one reason or another, hoping to rise to great levels of success. Unfortunately, a large group will not do well and will be forced out of the industry within the first year. Here are 6 reasons why this might happen and what you can do to make sure you don’t fall into the …

Bushari Group welcomes Samina Aslam

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Bushari Group Real Estate is excited to welcome Samina Aslam to our team! Samina Aslam is energetic, enthusiastic, and offers a well-rounded view on living in Boston. She loves city living, culture, and helping others. Samina is knowledgeable about Boston’s neighborhoods and what makes each one unique. In addition to being hard working and committed, she strives to provide the …

Amy Carlisle Named Top 20 Agents in Boston for May 2015

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Congratulations to Amy Carlisle for making it to the Top 20 list of real estate professionals in Boston, for May 2015! Amy Carlisle has spent the past ten years living in each of Boston’s boroughs, giving her an unparalleled understanding of what each neighborhood has to offer. Her experience has enabled her to become a proud and dedicated leader throughout …

Free eBook: TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Act

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On August 1st, 2015 the real estate industry will change dramatically with the new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Act. The banking industry will be subject to many more disclosure requirements and government regulations, which will affect real estate transactions significantly. All real estate agents must be prepared for the change. Bushari Group Real Estate has prepared an extensive eBook to share …

SellBoston Team in “Boston Top 20″ for March Sales

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Congratulations to Michelle Hediger and James Marsden of the SellBoston team for making it to the top 20 Agents in Boston for March Sales! SellBoston team has extensive experience representing everyone from first-time home buyers to large-scale developers. SellBoston team provides clients with unique opportunities and solutions to the sometimes complex problems that may face them in today’s market. Working …

Josh Drawas Joins Bushari Group Real Estate

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Bushari Group Real Estate is proud to welcome Josh Drawas. A Massachusetts native, Josh brings nearly 15 years of local real estate experience to Bushari. He has a vast knowledge of property management and residential investment and the rental market from his years overseeing properties in various Boston neighborhoods. A modest and kind professional, Josh looks to build lasting relationships …

Bushari Launches Millennium Tower Website

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Millennium Tower Boston will be inspired by the vintage sophistication of Boston and hallmarked by elegant and contemporary design, offering distinguished buyers the opportunity to elevate urban luxury living to an art form. Incorporating classic concepts and luxurious modern amenities, Millennium Tower Boston will feature an unrivaled lifestyle for the most discerning urban sophisticates. Millennium Tower Boston, currently in its …

Training: TILA-RESPA Regulation

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Bushari Group agents training by Kosta Stavros Ligris of Ligris + Associates about the TILA-RESPA regulation to affect the nation’s real estate industry starting August 1st 2015.

Eric Tam in “Boston Top 20″ for February Sales

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Congratulations to Eric Tam for making it to the top 20 Agents in Boston for February Sales! Eric is a sales specialist who strives to exceed client expectations. He has studied the art of negotiating and majored in sales and marketing at Babson College. Eric was a successful sales professional before turning his attention to the real estate market. He …

Andrea Turner Joins Bushari Group Real Estate

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Bushari Group Real Estate is excited to welcome Andrea Turner to the family. In addition to her supreme knowledge of Boston real estate, Andrea possesses business skills perfected during her years in marketing and banking. Her impressive marketing insight will certainly be a strong asset to the team. Andrea has spent much of her working career advising clients with complex …

Josh Stiles Joins Bushari Group Real Estate

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We are happy to welcome Josh Stiles to Bushari Group. Josh graduated from Kenyon College with a BA in Economics. Aside from being an established real estate professional, Josh expressed his leadership skills as a star collegiate athlete and team captain at Kenyon. He played in the all-conference in Men’s Tennis and was an NCAA team quarter-finalist and national runner-up. …

Nicole Blanchard Joins Bushari Group Real Estate

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Bushari Group Real Estate is proud to welcome Nicole Blanchard to our team. Nicole is a young, driven, high-energy businesswoman ready to find you your new home and walk you through the process. She utilizes her seasoned marketing skills and extensive network to sell and lease her clients’ properties quickly and for top dollar. Her high-energy approach means she’s up …

Daniel O’Leary Joins Bushari Group Real Estate

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Bushari Group Real Estate is proud to welcome Daniel O’Leary. Dan grew up in Boston’s North Shore spending many weekends and vacations at the family business – a company focused on high-end residential real estate development. With a Bachelors Degree in Hospitality, Dan combines cordiality with real estate, treating every client’s needs as if they were his own. Each client …

Elad Bushari Named Vice Chair of GBAR Professional Standards Committee

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Elad Bushari of Bushari Group Real Estate was named the vice chair of the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS for 2015. Elad’s responsibility under the new role would be to hear GBAR members’ arbitration cases and ethics complaints. Elad has many years of experience serving in the Professional Standards and Grievance committees and is extremely knowledgeable in both Ethics and …

Andrea McDonough Named Director of Training

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Bushari Group Real Estate is happy to announce that Top Boston Agent, Andrea McDonough is now our Director of Training. Andrea McDonough started her real estate career with Bushari Group Real Estate in 2008, and was one of the first team members of our company. Andrea helped to shape the company and earned the prestigious “30 Under 30″ award from …

Elad Bushari in “Boston’s Top 20″ for November Sales

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We want to thank all of our amazing clients for helping Elad Bushari reach the #6 spot on “Boston’s Top 20” real estate sales agent list for November. Thank you for a fantastic year and for helping us to become the company we are today. We look forward to serving you for many years to come.

Ana Andreev Joins Bushari Group Real Estate

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We are happy to announce that Ana Andreev has joined the growing Bushari team. Aside from having considerable knowledge of the Boston area, Ana has experienced the world at large. Born in Bulgaria, Ana came to the United States at age 13. Her working career has given her opportunities to live in many amazing places – Mammoth Mountain, the Florida …

Thomas Hennessey Joins Bushari Group Real Estate

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Bushari Group is happy to welcome Thomas Hennessey to the company. Thomas brings strong analytic skills to the team through his education in law school and as a graduate of NYU. His double major in Communications and Economics gives Thomas the opportunity to apply important economic principals to his real estate transactions. With years of real estate experience, Thomas knows …

Daniela Cafaro in “Boston Top 20″ for April Sales

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Congratulations to Daniela Cafaro for making it to the top 20 Agents in Boston for April Sales! A current resident of Somerville, Daniela is a native New Englander who knows her local real estate market. Active in real estate for nearly a decade, Daniela posses a knowledge of the North End Waterfront area that is unmatched. A former North End …

Amy Carlisle Joins Bushari Group Real Estate

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Bushari Group Real Estate is proud to welcome Amy Carlisle, formerly of Goodrich Real Estate! Amy is originally from Watertown, CT, and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Boston. Currently residing in South Boston, she has lived in each borough of Boston over the past ten years. Her travels have given her unparalleled understanding of what each neighborhood has …

Andrea McDonough Named “30 Under 30″ Nationwide

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Andrea is the second agent from Bushari Group to make it to this exclusive list, making Bushari Group the only real estate company in Boston with two “30 under 30″ honorees! “Real estate is a game of tangible trading,” says Andrea McDonough, ABR, BPOR, who grew up and attended college in upstate New York. She moved to Boston and began …

Bonnie Lombardi joins Bushari Group Real Estate

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We are pleased to welcome Bonnie Lombardi to our expanding team! Bonnie Lombardi comes to Bushari Group Real Estate with a vast knowledge of the real estate industry, including seven years working in all aspects of the process from the house hunt to the closing. Her wealth of knowledge, experience and passion for premiere client service enable her to work …

Matthew Diozzi Joins Bushari Group Real Estate

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We are pleased to announce that Matthew Diozzi is now affiliated with Bushari Group Real Estate. Matthew Diozzi is known for his dedication to his clients and exceptional customer service skills. He is a careful listener and skilled negotiator. Matthew grew up in Belmont and currently resides in Boston. He has in-depth local market knowledge and comprehensive insights into market …

James Marsden joins Bushari Group Real Estate

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We are pleased to announce that James Marsden has joined Bushari Group Real Estate. “I’ve been practicing real estate for over twenty years in both Massachusetts and New York. In that time I’ve successfully represented everyone from people buying their first and only home to large developers & everyone in between As an agent, broker, team leader and former owner …

Michelle Villari joins Bushari Group Real Estate

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We are pleased to announce that Michelle Villari has joined Bushari Group Real Estate. A true people person with contagious energy, Michelle is a natural when it comes to working in tandem with both buyers and sellers. Representing everyone from savvy investors to first time home buyers, Michelle brings a genuine commitment to providing a high level of personalized service …

Elizabeth Dehler Joins Bushari Group Real Estate

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We are very excited to announce that Liz Dehler has joined Bushari Group Real Estate. Liz Dehler is originally from Southern Maine, where she attended Waynflete School on Portland’s Western Promenade. A graduate from the University of Tampa in Florida, she majored in Marketing and Communications which has enabled her to be a powerhouse in the real estate industry. Liz …

Diane Giacobbi Joins Bushari Group Real Estate

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We are pleased to announce that Diane Giacobbi  is now affiliated with Bushari Group Real Estate. Diane brings more than 20 years of Boston real estate knowledge and experience to Bushari Group. Prior to real estate, Diane was in the human services industry working for The Easter Seal Society. This experience provided her with an ability to combine social work …

Georgia Balafas joins Bushari Group Real Estate

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We are pleased to announce that Georgia Balafas has joined Bushari Group Real Estate! Georgia Balafas is an experienced real estate professional working with buyers, sellers, and renters to successfully guide the purchase, sale, and lease of residential and commercial spaces. A Massachusetts native and first generation Greek-American, Georgia is a Boston University alumna graduating with a B.S in Communication …

Daniela Cafaro Joins Bushari Group Real Estate

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We are pleased to announce that Daniela Cafaro has joined Bushari Group Real Estate! A current resident of Somerville, Daniela is a native New Englander who knows her local real estate market. Active in real estate for nearly a decade, Daniela posses a knowledge of the North End Waterfront area that is unmatched. A former North End resident of thirteen …

Chris Thoman joins Bushari Group Real Estate

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Bushari Group Real Estate is excited to announce that Chris Thoman has joined our team! Mr. Thoman has been an active member of the Boston real estate community for more than eight years, and a resident of Boston for the past 13 years. He has worked with a wide range of clients assisting them with buying, selling, and renting residential …

Job Opening: Marketing Intern

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Bushari Group Real Estate is currently looking to fill a marketing internship position for the 2011 summer and fall sessions. We welcome applicants from all majors who have interest in business, real estate, marketing, design and superior customer service. We are looking for an intern with graphic design and communication skills. Bushari Group Real Estate is a boutique luxury real …

Does the agent really work for the broker or vice-versa?

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A real estate agent is an independent contractor. Each agent is self employed and responsible for running his or her own real estate business. Some real estate agents seem to believe that they work for the broker. In fact, it is the real estate broker that should be working for the agent, not vice-versa! Agents basically outsource some key business …

Agent Wins Bushari Winter iPad Challenge

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Congratulations to Andrea McDonough for winning Bushari Group Real Estate‘s fourth quarter sales and rental competition and earning a brand new iPad! The competition was fierce, but Andrea was able to reach the top through lots of hard work and determination. Andrea is known for her high level of energy, motivation, quality of service and values. She is always up-to-date …

Start Up Costs for Real Estate Career in Boston

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Thinking of starting a career in real estate? A career as a real estate agent can be a very rewarding profession, both financially and mentally. If you’re reading this post, you probably consider yourself a people-person, great communicator,  energetic and you like real estate. But that’s not enough to make it in this business…the most important skill that you need …

Mapping Success for Bushari Group Agents

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Bushari Group Real Estate is happy to sponsor its agents a new seminar series for result driven real estate professionals who are looking to jump start their real estate career or further develop and enhance existing business skills. At these 6 seminars, our agents will learn to provide creative techniques to expand their professional skills, focus on business success, develop …

iPad competition for Bushari Group agents

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Ready. Set. Go! Our fall market competition has just started! This season, our agents will drive themselves to become more successful than ever before. One of our agents will be the proud owner of a brand new iPad by December 31st! This time of the year, we focus not only an excellent customer service, but also the number of customers …

Should a New Agent Focus on Sellers or Buyers?

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Most real estate professionals will tell you that those who have the listings control the market. There are a few reasons for that: (1) 99% of sellers will sign a listing agreement, which protects that agent from losing the transaction; (2) The listing agreement is for a full fee, which the listing agent will split with the selling agent; and …