Neighborhood Feature: East Boston

Perhaps Boston’s largest and most hidden gem, East Boston has a storied past and exciting future. A humble tale of five little islands brought together and annexed into Boston, Eastie was built on a foundation of hard work and still continues to epitomize that value today. Its residents share these sentiments and make up a diverse community from a variety of backgrounds. We move beyond the Logan airport to explore properties in East Boston for this week’s neighborhood spotlight.

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Top Massachusetts Real Estate Firm Promotes Leaders

Anticipating Continued Growth, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty Expands Leadership Team  

headshotsGibson Sotheby’s International Realty promoted four members of its leadership team: Colleen Barry is the Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Tarczali is ​the ​Chief Operating Officer, Robyn Grandolfi is ​the ​Chief Accounting Officer, and Nicole Rideout is ​the ​Director of Business Development. Former CEO and current Co-Owner, Larry Rideout, is now the Chairman​ ​of the growing organization. Read more

The Thrill of Transition

Yellow road sign saying changes ahead with blue cloudy skyOur industry is buzzing with change and transition in all facets. Our clients are making life changing decisions often in a major state of transition. The essence of the industry, like most, is all about keeping up with what is current, embracing changes and growing. It’s a timely and appropriate concept to reflect on.

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Larry Rideout of GSIR Co-Authors Book for Chinese Real Estate Investors

New Book Guides Chinese Through Process of Strategically Investing in US Real Estate

Screen Shot 2017-04-17 at 6.30.32 PMGibson Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that their Chairman, Larry Rideout, has co-authored the book, Chinese Institutions’ Definitive Guide to USA Real Estate. The publication strategically guides Chinese buyers through investing in many of the major metropolitan areas in the United States. Rideout wrote the chapter on Boston, one of the most desired locations for Chinese investment in the United States in recent years.

“We are extremely excited to have contributed to this initiative along side so many titans of the real estate industry. Boston has transformed into an international hub before our eyes over the course of the last decade. This book is just another testament to the power and consistency within the Sotheby’s International Realty brand that allows us to best service our clients from all over the globe,” noted Rideout. Read more

A Stroll Along The 121st Boston Marathon Route: Six Can’t-Miss Properties

On this picture-perfect Monday, runners from around the globe take on the oldest 26.2-mile race in the world. Though most cheer while others run, Bostonians come together to observe Patriots’ Day and celebrate the glorious tradition of the 121st Boston Marathon. We take you along a less grueling route past the properties with the best view of today’s action.

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Agent Spotlight: Max Vigliotti

A team player both in and out of the office, Max Vigliotti exemplifies the qualities of an MVP. The Stamford, Connecticut, native has made Boston home through lasting friendships and devout loyalty to Beantown’s local treasures. Read more about the South Boston resident and expert in our agent spotlight feature here.

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A Boston Market Connection: ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Our affiliate in Miami, Florida, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, takes the spotlight as we draw some parallels between the Miami market and our own. Both hubs for foreign investment and fast-tracks for development, Boston and Miami share some of the same visions for decisive growth. We bring you south for our April feature of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty.
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Real Trends 500 Recognizes Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

We are thrilled to announce that our firm has been recognized on the 2017 REAL Trends 500 list of the 500 most successful brokerages in the United States by total sales volume. Now in its 30th year, the REAL Trends 500 is an annual research report that identifies the country’s most successful real estate firms as ranked by closed transaction sides and separately.  Read more


Neighborhood Feature: South Boston

It would be a losing bet to say that South Boston is not still changing. Though the area has seen dramatic growth – blossoming through the early 2000s to now – it has yet to fully bloom.  With rentals transforming into condos and restaurants popping up for every taste, Southie is fastened on a long track of prosperity. We take you past homes in one of Boston’s most booming area for this week’s Neighborhood Spotlight.

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Neighborhood Feature: Newton

No, it’s not Hollywood – but it’s close. Newton, Massachusetts, may offer the same level of glamour and allure as a cinema hotspot (ever since its big-screen debut in the hit film Patriot’s Day), but there are no special effects used on this picture-perfect city. Take a walk past some stunning Newton homes in this month’s neighborhood feature.

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Introducing our newest development project, Brookside at 999

RynoPhoto-5563Brookside at 999 is Quincy’s newest luxury development consisting of 53 spacious condominiums.

Located on two acres of green lawn at 999 Hancock Street, alongside bubbling Furnace Brook, Brookside at 999 offers 53 open-concept one and two bedrooms for sale. Designed for comfort, residents can enjoy custom cabinetry, private balconies, nest thermostats, in-unit washer/dryers, indoor garage parking and more. Read more


Extraordinary Listing: 166 Fisher Ave

This Mediterranean mansion is unlike any other home in Boston. A true urban oasis, this home features four fireplaces, an in-ground pool, and well manicured grounds. Read more about this special property below.

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Agent Spotlight: Donna Charpentier

Donna Charpentier_1A familiar narrative of growth and change, the story of Donna Charpentier echoes sentiments of the city she has called home for over 20 years. The stand-out GSIR associate works methodically for her clients, drawing from her extensive bank of Boston knowledge. Like knowing the twisting streets of the North End or the jutting cobblestone paths in Beacon Hill, Donna’s level of Beantown expertise is unmatched. Read more about Donna in our agent spotlight feature here.

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A Walk Through Boston’s Irish Heritage Trail

Boston has long been blessed with the luck of the Irish. According to the US Census Bureau, 22.8 percent of Boston residents are of Irish decent – a higher percentage than Chicago, New York and Philadelphia. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we explore through parts of The Irish Heritage Trail, “a guide to landmarks of Irish-American artists and heroes from the 1700s to the present here in Massachusetts.”

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