Broker & Owner
I'm Bob Simone, the owner of Better Living Real Estate. As a well-respected and “second generation” real estate broker licensed in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, I have over 33 years of experience providing attentive and personalized real estate solutions based on my clients' individual needs and goals.
Together with a team of seasoned professionals, I represent both home buyers and sellers throughout Eastern Massachusetts, Boston and Rhode Island. With over 90 real estate agents working at Better Living Real Estate®, we have a tremendous amount of resources that can be deployed to make your real estate experience amazing. Our clients rave about us to friends and family, and we know you will too. See my testimonials by clicking here.
Let's make your real estate transaction a great one!
The difference between a great real estate experience and a poor experience has much to do with the agent you choose, their market expertise and experience as a professional negotiator. With a deep set of skills and hundreds of transactions negotiated for clients, I'll make your real estate sale or purchase an easy and efficient process.
I'll coordinate all aspects of the real estate transaction for you, so there aren't any problems or stress points that keep you up at night. My process of buying or selling is much less stressful than what buyers and sellers typically experience using less organized processes or inexperienced agents. I'll truly listen to your needs and wants in order to gain a solid understanding of your overall goals. I'll always treat you with the respect you deserve. The more we work together and the better I get to know you and your needs, the better I'll be at being your real estate broker.
A real estate transaction is an expensive and emotional process for both buyers and sellers. I'll help you protect your money and connect you with excellent referrals for all of your needs both during and after your transaction closes. I incorporate team building, exceptional client communication and management of the process based on old fashioned values of honesty, trust and hard work. You'll get a complete "turn-key" approach to comprehensively address your needs, often exceeding your initial expectations.
Renting vs. Buying
I've helped thousands of people with making important decisions about buying, selling or renting real estate. It's important to me to help my clients figure out the best approach to enjoying their real estate, lifestyle, community and surroundings. I've helped clients with renting decisions as they relocate into a new community as well as buying and selling when they want more permanent housing, while building and controlling their equity and investment.
If you're considering a move, let's have a free consultation and discussion about all of the real estate options that affect your cash flow, monthly budgets, housing needs and both your short term and long term real estate goals. Ultimately, you want to make a decision that is financially sensible and makes you happy; we can get you there. Below is a short interview that discusses the recent trend away from renting and back into homeownership post "great recession." With rents having increased in our local marketplaces, and mortgage interest rates still fairly low (from a historical perspective), we're seeing the shift back to homeownership from renting, especially by first time homebuyers.
Phil Hall interviews Bob Simone about "Renting vs. Homeownership" on Mortgage News Network (MMN)
About Bob Simone
In addition to my real estate background, I've owned a Massachusetts based architecture firm in the early days of my career, and received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI. My professional training as an architect assists buyers with understanding new construction and existing homes from the ground up. I can help you expertly negotiate and coordinate building, new construction or renovation issues as your real estate broker. I've been helping clients realize the American Dream of Home Ownership since 1988. You can view more about me by viewing my LinkedIn profile or at my personal web site www.BobSimone.com
I'm happily married with two amazing sons. When not working, I enjoy time with my kids on a soccer field or basketball court. When I have a free few hours, you may find me enjoying golf, fishing, and being involved with Cub Scouts, local charities and community organizations as a member of the Foxborough Country Club.
I believe strongly in giving back and helping people, and am the founder of the Community Protectors Program, helping local military veterans, firefighters, police officers, EMTs and their families in our local communities. Learn more at www.CommunityProtectors.org
Summary of Services
I assist both home buyers and sellers build a "real estate move plan." It's a plan based on my client's specific needs and it makes their entire real estate process a great experience. Plus there are no additional costs involved in creating this stress free, easy and smooth real estate process! Here are just a handful of comprehensive services that I personally provide to my real estate clients:
- Expert with Family Law and Divorce Mediation Real Estate Services
- Estate Sale & Disposition Specialist working for families working with estate planning
- Expert Senior Move Planner and 55+ Community expert
- New Construction and Luxury Home Expert
- Luxury Properties and Estates
- Waterfront Properties
- First Time Buyer programs
- Seller and Buyer real estate move planning
- Relocation Planning
- Comprehensive coordination of the relocation process for either a sale or purchase
- Extensive experience evaluating options for these real estate needs:
- Single family homes
- Multi-family property
- Apartment buildings
- Condominiums & Townhouses
- Detached condominium properties
- Investment property purchase and liquidation
- Commercial property, retail space and office space purchase or leasing
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