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Posted by Hillman Homes on 12/26/2018

Now that the holidays are winding down, the unwanted pressure of choosing a New Years resolution is slowly creeping in. But before you start that new diet or purchase your gym membership, check out this article on some home resolutions that may be easier to keep.

Let us know when you’re ready to buy or sell, we’re happy to be your resolution accountability partner as well.

Posted by Hillman Homes on 12/21/2018

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the town

All the buyers were searching and driving ‘round

The listing signs were hung in the lawns with care

In hopes that buyers soon would be there

The pre-approvals were nestled all snug in their pockets

While visions of closing day exploded like rockets

The clients in my car and I turning around

Had just settled our brains, with no good inventory to befound

When out on the lawn we heard such a clatter

I pulled over the car to see what was the matter

Away to the curb I flew like a flash

Tore open the door and ruined my sash

The sun shone bright off the new fallen snow,

Gave a shimmering luster to the objects below

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,

But an open house sign, and eight tiny spotted deer

With a little listing agent, so lively and quick

I knew in a moment that his name was Nick

More rapid than eagles other buyers came

And Nick whistled, and shouted, and call’d out to them

New Washer! New Dryer! New stainless steel oven!

New Furnace! New Fridge! And they all need lovin’!

They’ve replaced the porch! And built a new retaining wall!

“Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”

My buyers fell in love with the beautiful house

So I got start working, busy as a mouse

Typing away my fingers they flew

Answering emails full of questions, and I called Nick too

And when we noticed there was a new roof

Of the building permits, we found the proof

As I drew up an offer, we learned to be true

Nick had called for offers, and by tomorrow all were due

I was dress’d all in fur, from my head to my foot,

And my clothes were all tarnish’d with ashes and soot;

From working night and day, breaking my back

So that my buyers would have the best plan of attack

Their eyes - how they twinkled! Their dimples how merry,

Their cheeks were like roses, Their nose like a cherry;

We’d written an escalating offer with a low price to start

They wrote a personal letter, spoke right from the heart

The contingencies were few, and terms very strong

With a fabulous lender, the closing wasn’t long,

Nick presented our offer, and then my buyers paced,

I told them not to worry, but the buyer’s minds raced

Nick had the stump of a pipe held tight in his teeth,

And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.

He had a broad face, and a little round belly

That shook when he laugh’d, like a bowl full of jelly:

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,

And I laugh’d when I saw him in spite of myself;

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head

Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke just a word, and I went straight to my phone,

Told the buyers what they’d hoped, they had a new home;

We got to the closing day with the best of ease

Having used Hillman Homes, the buyers were so pleased

They sprung to the door, to their Realtor gave a whistle,

And inside they flew, like the down of a thistle

But I heard them exclaim, as I drove out of sight-

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

Merry Christmas from all of us at Hillman Homes!

Posted by Hillman Homes on 11/21/2018


It's that time of year again to take a moment to reflect and give thanks! We're so thankful for our families, our team, our partners, our clients, and everyone who has contributed to helping us grow. Please take a moment to ask yourself- what are you thankful for? We wish you a happy, safe and healthy holiday! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Hillman Homes!

Posted by Hillman Homes on 11/16/2018


We know everyone's lives can get busy or hectic, so searching for a home or rental may seem time consuming. We wanted to take a minute to put together a snapshot of all our current listings to make the process a little easier! If you have any questions or inquiries, feel free to reach out to us and we can connect you to the right agent. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Don't miss out on this weekend's Open Houses:

38 Argilla Road, Andover, MA - Saturday & Sunday, November 17th & 18th from 12pm-2pm

287 Langley Road, Unit 10, Newton, MA - Sunday, November 18th from 12pm-1:30pm

Posted by Hillman Homes on 11/14/2018

Trying to navigate through the home buying and selling process alone can be extremely frustrating, which is why it's so important to hire a real estate agent that can meet all of your needs. While many people think all realtors are the same, there are actually many differences that can affect the outcome of either your search or home sale. Check out this article from the National Association of REALTORS for some tips on how to find the perfect agent: https://homebuying.realtor/content/what-kind-real-estate-agent-do-you-want

At Hillman Homes, we pride ourselves on superior client service and customizing the process to your needs and style - give us a call today so we can help!