Navigating Boston’s Competitive Real Estate Market: What You Need to Know

Understanding the Challenge: Why Boston’s Real Estate Inventory is Low

Are you looking to buy or rent a home in Boston? You’re not alone! Boston is an amazing city with top universities, hospitals, museums, restaurants, beautiful parks, and vibrant neighborhoods. However, the city’s current real estate market faces a challenge that has many buyers and renters worried: low inventory. In short, there are not enough properties to meet the demand, making it difficult for buyers and renters to find the right home at the right price.

Why is inventory so low? One reason is the limited amount of land available for new construction, and Boston’s strict zoning laws that limit the amount of new construction that can be built. Additionally, many homeowners choose to keep their property instead of selling it, reducing the available inventory even further.

Understanding your Options: How to succeed in this market

If you’re frustrated by the low inventory in the Boston real estate market, don’t worry! There are still options. Working with a knowledgeable real estate agent who understands the market and can help you navigate the competitive landscape can make a big difference. That’s where The Moving Greater Boston team comes in. Our experienced real estate agents know the Boston market well and are committed to providing our clients with personalized service and expert advice.

Don’t just focus on the most popular neighborhoods like Back Bay or Southie. Exploring other parts of the city can lead to some surprising discoveries, and our team can help you find the right property that fits your needs and budget. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, a renter looking for a new apartment, or a seasoned investor, we’re here to help you find, buy or rent a home from start to finish.

Time to Act: Contact us today

Finding the right property can be stressful, especially in a competitive market like Boston. That’s why we’re committed to providing our customers with exceptional service and support every step of the way. We listen to your needs and wishes, help you navigate the competitive environment, and negotiate the best offer on your behalf.

So if you’re looking for a home in the Boston area, don’t hesitate to contact The Moving Greater Boston Team. Use our knowledge and experience to your advantage – we’re ready to help you navigate the current real estate market and find the right home for you.


About the Author

Joshua Stephens is the founder and president of Moving Greater Boston and a Vice President of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Warren Residential. After graduating from UMASS Amherst with a degree in psychology in 2008, Josh dedicated five years to social service work on the North Shore before joining Berkshire Hathaway in 2013, where he found his professional calling and quickly distinguished himself as a motivated innovator capable of synthesizing the needs of buyers, sellers, investors, and developers. In just a few short years, Josh formed Moving Greater Boston and achieved over $100 million in sales after only 7 years in the business. Josh's team has been consistently recognized at both the local and national levels, receiving numerous prestigious awards for sales and customer service. Last year, the Moving Greater Boston team was awarded the coveted Chairman’s Circle Platinum award for all of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, which recognizes agents and teams that are in the top 1% for sales across a network of over 70,000 agencies. In 2017, Josh was also personally selected to serve on the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services National REthink Council, an honor bestowed upon only 15 agents among thousands of applicants. Despite his many and ongoing successes in the world of real estate, Joshua has never lost sight of his social work roots. A compassionate and principled professional who knows the value of strong communities, Josh continues his advocacy outside of the office by being actively involved in a number of local organizations and charities. In 2016, he was instrumental in conceptualizing and developing Business Networking International (BNI) Prospect Hill, an organization that connects local business professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs. As a native of Massachusetts, Joshua has an intimate knowledge of Boston real estate, while having a degree in psychology helps him to understand each of his clients' unique needs, enabling him to connect them with ideal communities, an opportunity which he considers both a priority and privilege. Rather than simply facilitating the buying and selling of property, Josh views his role as a realtor as a lifelong commitment to continually serving the best interests of the people who have put their trust in him. Josh continually strives for excellence in service, provides in-depth knowledge of the market, and blends unwavering integrity with amenable good humor to alleviate the stress of real estate transactions and assure the experience is one that lets the sensation of being in the perfect place, at the perfect time, truly resonate.