Donahue Maley Burns Team nominated in Boston Agent Magazine's "Best Team" Category

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We are so honored to be nominated again this year for “Best Team” by Boston Agent Magazine in the 2019 Agents’ Choice Awards.

The Donahue Maley & Burns Team is keenly aware that selling or buying your home is one of the most stressful and important decisions many people will make in their lifetime. Years of experience negotiating contracts and an inherent understanding of the purchase and sale process allows us to provide our clients with the confidence and comfort they need to make these critical decisions.

From start to finish, our clients always come first. We listen, learn, and gain a true understanding of the unique goals of each person so that we can provide the best path for achieving them. Whether buying, selling or just poking around, we offer 24/7 accessibility, vast knowledge about the communities we represent, and unrivaled negotiation skills. These are the hallmarks and the foundation for how we conduct business.

We owe our success to those clients who have entrusted us with one of life’s most significant financial undertakings — the purchase or sale of a home. We take this mission very seriously and we are thrilled to share our success with our clients. With over half a billion in sales, we continue to exceed expectations, one client at a time. 

Thank you to all of our friends, clients and supporters! To vote for the team, please click here.

Compass acquires Contactually, a CRM provider to the real estate industry

Compass, the real estate tech platform that is now worth $4.4 billion, has made an acquisition to give its agents a boost when it comes to looking for good leads on properties to sell. It is acquiring Contactually, an AI-based CRM platform designed specifically for the industry, which includes features like linking up a list of homes sold by a brokerage with records of sales in the area and other property indexes to determine which properties might be good targets to tap for future listings.

Contactually  had already been powering Compass’s own CRM service that it launched last year, so there is already a degree of integration between the two.

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Introducing Compass Concierge

Compass covers the upfront cost of select services that can increase your home’s selling price. From deep-cleaning to cosmetic renovations, we’ll work together to elevate your home’s value and create a tailored plan to maximize its potential on the market.

Services may include:

Staging | Deep-cleaning | Landscaping | Painting Organizing | Decluttering | Cosmetic renovations

For more information contact us today, 781.591.0671.

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Compass Quickly Dominating The Luxury Turf

By: Ellen Paris

Compass, founded in 2012, the country’s fastest-growing luxury real estate technology brokerage company is quickly dominating the luxury turf in 80 cities around the country. Today Compass has 165 offices with 7000 agents in 13 states and over 1,000 employees.

Compass’ business model--“a national network of local experts,” has attracted investment capital from Softbank, Fidelity, Wellington Management, Goldman Sachs, IVP, Advance Publications, Founders Fund, Kenneth Chenault, chairman and CEO of American Express, Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of Salesforce and LeFrak.

When Compass held it’s 2018 All Team Retreat in Los Angeles in late November 2000 Compass agents and employees filled the Orpheum Theatre where Compass Founder & CEO Robert Reffkin spread the Compass 2020 Vision. The plan--20% market share in the top 20 cities by 2020.

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Send in the Stagers

By Joanne Kaufman

With the real estate market sluggish, a little decluttering won’t be enough to sell your home. Time to turn the space into a showroom.

John and Molly Cesarz have three young sons and an insufficient number of bedrooms to go around. This past August, they decided it was time to put their Upper East Side co-op on the market.

Martin Eiden, an associate broker at Compass Real Estate, laid things out for his clients. To ready the apartment for its close-up, the two bedrooms as well as some cabinets would have to be painted, and all the family photographs on display tucked away.

The couple, who were preparing to close on a four-bedroom co-op nearby but would have to remain in their apartment for a few months, had fully expected such diktats and nodded agreeably.

But Mr. Eiden wasn’t finished.

He also wanted to rearrange some furniture and temporarily replace several pieces with things he believed would make the space more pleasing to prospective buyers. The list included lamps, a sofa, an area rug, plants and assorted knickknacks.

Click here for full article from New York Times.