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Natick, MA – April 14, 2014 - The RE/MAX of New England March Monthly Housing Report shows an average year-over-year drop of -5.6% in sales across New England. However, pending sales rose 26.5% and median prices were up in every state except Connecticut and Maine. Month-over- month, the advent of the spring market inspired an uptick of 31.5% in home sales.
“We expect to see stronger numbers each month as we get into the traditionally busy housing-market season,” said Dan Breault, EVP/Regional Director of RE/MAX of New England. “Month-over-month, pending sales are up an average of 64.1%, most notably in Massachusetts and Connecticut which experienced a 78.1% and 64.1% increase respectively. Across the board, median prices are up an average of 4.5%.”
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Sherry Bourque, real estate veteran and former top Agent at Century 21 in Haverhill, MA, and her husband, Jim Bourque, have purchased a RE/MAX franchise in Plaistow, NH set to open on March 31st.
The new office shares its name with RE/MAX Main Street Associates in Haverhill, MA and represents a partnership between Sherry and Jim Bourque and Haverhill owners Ed Mahoney, Judy Drapeau, and Deb DiVincenzo. RE/MAX Main Street Associates will have the number one market share by volume and units in Plaistow, NH with a 57% lead over its primary competitor in the area*, and in Haverhill, MA with a 75% lead over its primary competitor in the area*.
Joining Sherry and Jim are six seasoned real estate professionals also formerly of Century 21: Donna Duerr, Karen Devitto, Kelly Gulezian, Paula Waterman, Lisa Hamilton and Heather Rogers. The Plaistow office will have significantly higher per-agent-productivity by units/agent and volume/agent when compared to all other offices located in the city.
“We are so pleased to welcome Sherry and Jim and their talented team to RE/MAX,” said Dan Breault, Executive Vice President and Regional Director of RE/MAX of New England. “We look forward to watching this office flourish under the RE/MAX brand and further expand and develop RE/MAX Main Street Associates.”
Sherry has more than 15 years of real estate experience. Having closed over 200 homes in the last three years, Sherry was one of Century 21 Real Estate Corporation’s top agents in the Northeast. She has been the Top Producer for CENTURY 21 McLennan & Company every year since 1998. Among other awards, she was most recently recognized by the Northeast Association of REALTORS® (NEAR) with the Platinum Award, which she will receive on April 10th.
“RE/MAX has the most innovative real estate training, tools and technology available for Agents,” said Sherry Bourqe. “I am looking forward to starting this new and exciting chapter of my life, as well as assisting RE/MAX Main Street Associates in Haverhill to further expand the franchise’s footprint into New Hampshire.”
RE/MAX Main Street Associates in Haverhill, MA, has been in operation since 1992 and currently have 11 seasoned, local Agents servicing the northeastern region of Massachusetts.
“This is an incredible expansion opportunity for RE/MAX Main Street Associates,” said Judy Drapeau Co-Owner/Broker of RE/MAX Main Street Associates in Haverhill, MA. “Sherry is a force in the real estate market and we are thrilled that she will be part of the team. We look forward to combining our many talents and resources with both Jim and Sherry to continue to grow and further develop customer relationships across the region.”
*Data provided by iFranchise and Terradatum.