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In Accent Insights the Accent Realty team of Avi Kaufman and Ron Scharf share their real estate and Brookline expertise as your guide to the market, approximately 10-20 minutes at a time. Each episode shares an inside view on an aspect of real estate - tour insights on new and unique properties, updates on the Brookline market, and deep dives on a variety of topics. #AccentRealty #BrooklineMA #RealEstate #Brookline

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In Accent Insights the Accent Realty team of Avi Kaufman and Ron Scharf share their real estate and Brookline expertise as your guide to the market, approximately 10-20 minutes at a time. Each episode shares an inside view on an aspect of real estate - tour insights on new and unique properties, updates on the Brookline market, and deep dives on a variety of topics. #AccentRealty #BrooklineMA #RealEstate #Brookline

    PART 2: The future of Brookline, with Select Board Member John VanScoyoc

    PART 2: The future of Brookline, with Select Board Member John VanScoyoc

    The future of Brookline; Select Board Member John VanScoyoc joins us to discuss Brookline's proposed Comprehensive Plan, and other matters of interest to the town and its citizens. At the heart of the discussion, we hear from John on the tension between different and sometimes opposing goals, such as affordable housing, historic preservation, and battling climate change, and how those topics have evolved over time.

    We are publishing this conversation in two parts. This is Part 2 of 2.

    Links mentioned in the episode:
    - Sign up for John VanScoyoc’s newsletter at www.goodgovernmentforbrookline.com/
    - Read the previous (2005-2015) Brookline Comprehensive Plan at www.brooklinema.gov/DocumentCenter/…prehensive-Plan

    FEEDBACK OR QUESTIONS? Email us! info@accentbrookline.com
    ** Accent Realty, 617-396-3206, www.accentbrookline.com **
    AVI KAUFMAN, avi@avirealestate.com, 617-751-1040, www.avirealestate.com
    RON SCHARF, ronscharf.re@gmail.com, 617-221-3122

    • 20 min
    PART 1: The future of Brookline, with Select Board Member John VanScoyoc

    PART 1: The future of Brookline, with Select Board Member John VanScoyoc

    The future of Brookline; Select Board Member John VanScoyoc joins us to discuss Brookline's proposed Comprehensive Plan, and other matters of interest to the town and its citizens. At the heart of the discussion, we hear from John on the tension between different and sometimes opposing goals, such as affordable housing, historic preservation, and battling climate change, and how those topics have evolved over time.

    We are publishing this conversation in two parts. This is Part 1 of 2.

    Links mentioned in the episode:
    - Sign up for John VanScoyoc’s newsletter at https://www.goodgovernmentforbrookline.com/
    - Read the previous (2005-2015) Brookline Comprehensive Plan at https://www.brooklinema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/244/Brookline-Comprehensive-Plan

    FEEDBACK OR QUESTIONS? Email us! info@accentbrookline.com
    ** Accent Realty, 617-396-3206, www.accentbrookline.com **
    AVI KAUFMAN, avi@avirealestate.com, 617-751-1040, www.avirealestate.com
    RON SCHARF, ronscharf.re@gmail.com, 617-221-3122

    • 33 min
    Pricing is hard! Lessons from the Zillow iBuyer debacle and how we approach pricing

    Pricing is hard! Lessons from the Zillow iBuyer debacle and how we approach pricing

    Zillow exits the iBuyer business, lays off 25% of staff, and CEO says "We've determined the unpredictability in forecasting home prices far exceeds what we anticipated..."

    They've discovered what we've known all along - pricing is hard! We discuss where they might have gone wrong, and how we approach pricing as experienced, local Realtors.

    FEEDBACK OR QUESTIONS? Email us! info@accentbrookline.com

    ** Accent Realty, 617-396-3206, www.accentbrookline.com **
    AVI KAUFMAN, avi@avirealestate.com, 617-751-1040, www.avirealestate.com
    RON SCHARF, ronscharf.re@gmail.com, 617-221-3122

    • 20 min
    Exodus: Are the suburbs on fire while the city cools? A new market dynamic

    Exodus: Are the suburbs on fire while the city cools? A new market dynamic

    There continues to be strong demand for housing. In the Boston suburbs in particular we are observing an almost insatiable appetite for well-maintained single family homes, resulting in record making bidding wars and price increases. But that does not seem to be the case closer to the city. Do the numbers bear this out? We discuss our observations, some stats, and why this might be the case.

    FEEDBACK OR QUESTIONS? Email us! info@accentbrookline.com

    ** Accent Realty, 617-396-3206, www.accentbrookline.com **
    AVI KAUFMAN, avi@avirealestate.com, 617-751-1040, www.avirealestate.com
    RON SCHARF, ronscharf.re@gmail.com, 617-221-3122

    • 16 min
    Summertime and the condo buying is easy. What to expect post-Labor Day?

    Summertime and the condo buying is easy. What to expect post-Labor Day?

    August 2021: Inventory is rising, at least for condos in Brookline. What does that mean for the real estate market? Ron and Avi review the stats and discuss. We also look ahead to post-Labor day expectations.

    • 9 min
    June 2021, is the market overheating... or starting to slow down?

    June 2021, is the market overheating... or starting to slow down?

    June 2021: Is the market overheating, or is it starting to slow down? As usual, it's not a simple answer. We look at the data and compare to the prior 5 years.

    We share recent examples of sales which we believe are illustrative of the current trends.

    And we talk about pricing strategy and why it's so hard for so many sellers.

    • 23 min

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