Author Archives: Lisa Van Dore

About Lisa Van Dore

I have lived in Sherborn, Dover and most recently North Walpole, for a total of 15 years (and counting). Having recently been through the process of selling a home and buying (and renovating) a new one, I understand the conflicting emotions of excitement and anxiety inherent in the process, whether you are a seller or buyer, whether this is your first home purchase or your tenth. I have a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Indiana University. My early career found me working as a CPA, and later as the controller of Crate & Barrel. More recently I spent seven years running my own personal training business. I understand the hard work and dedication necessary to build a business and a reputation...most of my personal training clients came to me by referral and my first client was still with me when I decided to leave personal training. This speaks to the level of effort I put forth for my clients, week after week. On a more personal note, I raced triathlon for seven years and more recently completed my first half marathon. In my free time I enjoy cooking, reading, Maine, hiking and, in the fall, following college football...my teams are the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and Texas Christian University (Go Frogs!).

The What, Why & How of Home Staging

If you are a seller, should you consider having your home staged? Does it pay off? Are there different levels of staging? The answer to all of these questions is yes! Continue reading

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What’s Happening in the Local Real Estate Market ~ February, 2017

An update on the local real estate market for selected towns in Middlesex and Norfolk Counties for February, 2017. Continue reading

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Buyers Face Fewer Choices

Inventory Levels are down across the US and in the Greater Boston area, making finding that perfect home more challenging for buyers.
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7 Tips For Home Sellers

It’s a seller’s market. Find out what you can do to minimize time on the market and maximize your selling price! Continue reading

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Local Market Stats, January, 2017

Here is a graphic summary of the real estate market stats for January, 2017, covering selected towns in Middlesex and Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Continue reading

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My Favorite Places to Walk My Dog in Walpole & Medfield

One of the things I always used to like to do when my kids were little was to go to a park.  From the tiny neighborhood park we visited before they could even walk (in the greater Chicago area), to … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Home Buyers

It’s early February, and the spring market is already here.   Interest rates are creeping up, with predictions that they may hit 5% by year’s end (note that a 1% increase in the mortgage rate translates to a $720 increase in … Continue reading

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