Did you know that the median age of homes in Massachusetts is the 3rd oldest in the country? (Do you know what two locations are older? – answers below). Jeffrey Chute, an expert in selling historic homes, gives some tips on what you should know when faced with selling these types of homes.
About the Expert:
Jeff Chute has been in the Real Estate business in Plymouth, Massachusetts since 1984. Working first as an agent, then Office Manager, he opened his own Real Estate office, J. D. Chute and Associates, in 1987. He merged the office in 1998 and is now affiliated with ‘Chute & Payzant Real Estate, Inc.’ located in Plymouth, MA.
A State Certified Instructor, Jeff has taught the Pre-licensing and Brokers course, many CE courses as well as the GRI, SRES, SRS, GREEN, SFR, REOS and ABR designation courses. He also teaches NAR’s ‘Code of Ethics’ course at new member orientations. He has contributed to numerous articles and interviews. In addition, he has served as an expert witness in a number of cases.
Chute was named the ‘Real Estate Educator of the Year, 2010’ by the Massachusetts Association of Realtors. He also received the Plymouth and South Shore Association of Realtors’ ‘Realtor Outstanding Service Award’ in 2004.
1. Washington D.C. – median age of homes – 1950
2. New York – median age of homes – 1954
3. Massachusetts – median age of homes – 1957
U.S. – 1974
Data Set: 2007-2009 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates
Survey: American Community Survey, Puerto Rico Community Survey