The Daniels and O’Keefe Team's Blog
And if Fiddler on the Roof was about Real Estate, the song would probably be something more like "look through your town and find me the perfect home." Happy "Spring" Market, Massachusetts. Known not for the weather, the Spring market is mainly due to the perfect timing to sell, buy and move before the end of the school year or during the summer. That being said - we have several buyers ready to buy, and flexible with their respective timelines. As with most Sudbury residents moving within the town, they are selective and know exactly where they want to move. If your home fits any of the the descriptions below - I implore to please contact us. The buyers (different families) are financially pre-approved to purchase without selling and are very flexible with their timing. Your home is in the BOWKER NEIGHBORHOOD (Including - Ford Rd., Witherell Dr., Cakebread Dr., Darvell Dr., Belcher Dr., Munnings Dr., Buckmaster Dr., Longfellow Rd., Chanticleer Rd., Suffolk Rd., Harvard, Taintor Dr., Ironworks Rd., Saunders Rd.) OR Your home is in the NIXON SCHOOL DISTRICT and includes at least 4200+ sq ft., 4 bedrooms, 4+ baths, 3+ garage, in a neighborhood (not a country road), is somewhat private, updated (in the last 5-7 years), well maintained, great yard, assessed over $1m. OR Your home is in SOUTH SUDBURY, off of Raymond Road (Including Warren Rd, Lands End Ln, Robert Frost Rd., Rambling Rd, Cider Mill Rd, Lombard Ln.) I'll continue to update when we have buyers with specific criteria. Thank you in advance for sharing amongst your Bowker neighborhood friends, Nixon School friends and South Sudbury friends. The Daniels Team: Carole Daniels: 508-277-6956 Gabrielle Henken: 617-320-8150 Berkeley O'Keefe: 617-877-7717
This is so exciting! We are working with one of the top few companies that is offering 4K, 3D virtual tours to best showcase our listings. While there is a lot of tech jargon that accompanies the info about the new technology, the bottom line is that now buyers can sit in the comfort of their office/home/backyard - wherever, and fully immerse themselves in the homes we have listed ALMOST like they are standing in the house. If you are considering selling your home, you will want to stand out as much as possible - to create a virtual destination for which buyers can imagine themselves living in your home. This is it. We will be utilizing this technology to market ALL of our listings - no matter the size or price. For further information, call us. In the meantime, enjoy spending some time at 196 Old Connecticut Path in Wayland!
Last week, on October 26th, Eversource held a meeting at Lincoln-Sudbury to discuss and answer questions about their proposed "plan" for a Hudson to Sudbury power line that will negatively impact much of our beautiful town, for absolutely zero benefit to Sudbury. For more information on the horrible plan - click here. However, it was pretty clear to the almost 900 Sudbury residents in attendance that the Eversource representatives were there to listen to the questions, and give canned and scripted responses. Carole Daniels has been representing Protect Sudbury by speaking about the detrimental impact of the Eversource plan on Sudbury Real Estate at Open Houses, Chamber of Commerce meetings, community meetings, and at Sudbury Public School and L-S school committee meetings. Having studied the plan, researched ad naseum the impact of Real Estate in other cities and towns that have lost the fight, and professionally experienced the effects it is already having on Sudbury, Carole is truly the expert. At the meeting last week, Carole posed one of the biggest concerns of Sudbury residents to Eversource. Click here for the video. "Are Eversource and its representatives aware of the financial and personal impact and hardship that this proposal has already imposed on the residents in the town of Sudbury? There are two primary reasons why people move to Sudbury and why people who live in Sudbury do not want to leave, in addition to the percentage of Lincoln-Sudbury High School grads who return to this town to raise their families is exceptionally high. The first reason is the look and feel of the town, the abundance of the trees, the country roads, conservation land and protected open spaces and the historic significance and charm. The Eversource proposal will turn this town into an industrial wasteland. The second reason is the reputation of the schools. There is a direct correlation between the excellence in the schools and the real estate values. The reverse is also true. As Real Estate values drop, the assessments and tax revenues will drop, the depreciation and tax revenues will effect the dollars going into the school budget. When the schools are impacted, the Real Estate values will decrease...." She continued to talk about real instances that have occurred in Sudbury over the past 6 months.
Eversource set up the format for the meeting. All of the questions were asked and at the end, specialists in each department of Eversource gave stock answers in categories such as, health risk from transmission lines, real estate values etc. The individual questions were not answered, but rather a generic response was given. With regard to the designated Eversource Real Estate specialist, she started out by making a statement that, according to studies on the effect of transmission lines and property values, the studies show that there is no real impact to property values. And whatever impact there is, lessens over time. The audience was so upset and residents could not stay quiet - the rep from Eversource never finished her pre planned response and left the stage. She left the building shortly thereafter.To watch the entire meeting, click here. Regardless of whether you are an abutter to the proposed path, or you don't think this concerns you, Sudbury can not afford for you NOT to get involved. Talk, write, donate - there is plenty to do to help fight the fight. To learn more and become involved, click here. To contact Eversource Investor Relations, click here. Thank you.
Whether or not you could categorize yourself as a wake-up-and-immediately-check-Facebook, or a I-get-my-news-from-Twitter, or a I-only-check-Facebook-to-see-what-my-kids-are-doing person, or somewhere happily surfing casually in between the world-wide-waves, and much to the chagrin of 01776 millennials, there are SO many great opportunities for you to stay in touch with what is happening in Sudbury, just by logging on. And by "whats happening", I'm not just referring to the filtered pretty pictures and AMAZING day stories, like everyone is having (of course), but everything from yard sales to town politics to community events to the very creative and successful "Sudbury Curb Alert" which has given new meaning to "one man's trash is another man's treasure." Most of the groups are restricted to Sudbury residents only. Thank you for reading, and of course, we would so appreciate if you would please "like" this post on Facebook, Tweet it on Twitter and if you're so inclined, feel free to add #LoveSud CLICK the title of the group to be directed to the Facebook page and/or the @ handle to be directed to the Twitter feed. For the sake of consistency, all descriptions are from the respective social media pages. US! The Official Daniels Team Facebook / @LiveInSudburyMA & @AroundTownGabby: Shameless plug. Everything related to Sudbury, MA Real Estate and other topics we hope to be of interest to you. Thank you in advance for "liking" our page and following us on Twitter. Everything Sudbury: Politics free sight. Includes posts and comments about great thing going on in this town. Sudbury Art Association: Founded in 2010, The Sudbury Art Association is dedicated to promoting and supporting visual arts in Sudbury. The Association strives to bring local artists together to help promote and cultivate the practice and appreciate all forms of visual arts in our community. All artists and supporters of the visual arts are welcome to join. Sudbury Book Group: Not a traditional book group. Any member can start a new thread at any time about a book they want to discuss, allowing (encouraging!) multiple mini-book groups at one time. Share book recommendations, trade hard copy books, and make connections for real life book groups. You're on your own for wine and cheese! Sudbury Bulletin Board: Where folks can make recommendations for mowing service, landscapers, tree-work, painters, plumbers, electricians, general contractors, firewood, mechanics, auto body, restaurants, take-out, shopping, attorneys, doctors, dentists, gyms, biking, hiking, youth sports leagues etc. This is also useful for lost and found, lost pets and neighborhood watch issues. Sudbury Chamber of Commerce /@SudburyChamber The Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is actively involved in managing growth issues, commercial growth, legislative issues, community pride, business taxation and making many spirited civic contributions. Sudbury Curb Alert: Looking to get rid of items that you are done using and think someone else might want it? Post it on Sudbury Curb Alert, with a photo and your address, when it's out on the curb! Only items that are FREE for the taking. (ISO Sudbury is a separate group) *This group is limited to Sudbury, MA residents only Sudbury Family Network: The Sudbury Family Network (SFN) is a parent-run organization working to connect, inform, support and engage families with children from infancy through preschool. Sudbury Fire Department: @Sudbury_Fire (*Updates only - not monitored. Please only call 911 for emergencies) Sudbury Historical Society /@Sudbury_History Dedicated to bringing the rich history of the Sudbury Plantation into the lives and activities of the people of Sudbury. Sudbury News: Boston Globe's Twitter Page @YourTownSudbury Sudbury Paint and Home: A community collective for the Home...Be it trading/borrowing/giving away paint, recommending paint colors, or chatting about other things related to our homes. Sudbury Park and Recreation / @SudburyTown Official page for Sudbury Park & Rec (shares Twitter account with Town of Sudbury) Sudbury Patch / @SudburyPatch "Hyperlocal news, alerts, discussion and events for Sudbury, Massachusetts." Sudbury Police Department: @Sudbury_Police (*Updates only - not monitored. Please only call 911 for emergencies) Sudbury Sitter Alert - Fantastic resource for babysitters to introduce themselves and for parents to communicate with prospective childcare providers. *This group is limited to Sudbury, MA residents only Sudbury SkyWalkers - Group of Sudbury residents interested in invigorating walks around town. Open to any adult resident looking for walking companions. Topics limited to walking groups, nice and new trails, etc. Sudbury Social Club: A fun group to make new connections, network, and get to know your neighbors. All Sudbury residents are welcome. Sudbury Social Tweetup: The purpose of the Sudbury Social Tweetup is to bring together business people, marketers and professionals who live or work in Sudbury and the surrounding communities who want to meet others from the area and learn more about such social media communications tools as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and blogs. Sudbury Town Crier / @SudburyCrier Facebook & Twitter pages for Sudbury's local newspaper Sudbury Valley Trustees / @TweetSVT: Regional land trust that conserves land and protects wildlife habitat in the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury river basin. Sudbury Yard Sale - It is what it says - online yardsale Town of Sudbury /@Sudbury_Town Self explanatory :) ISO Sudbury: A place to post items you are in search of in Sudbury. One Sudbury /@OneSudbury This group is dedicated to promoting a culture of open, objective civil discourse and political decision-making in Sudbury. It is "closed" only to prevent the anonymous participation that poisoned other forums. All are welcome, and all are asked to share and participate with an open mind. We are neighbors, coming together to get to know each other , get informed, and get involved as citizen legislators. We value facts over innuendo and rumor, and work to treat all who live in and/or serve this fantastic town with respect. Oppose Sudbury Station: The purpose of this group is to inform residents on efforts to oppose the Sudbury Station project and to allow open discussion. Protect Sudbury - No Power Lines /@ProtectSudbury - Sudbury residents, this is a great source for information pertaining to the fight against Eversource. Fun Stuff: If You Grew Up in Sudbury, MA: Share, remember, or take a stroll down memory lane. And after all of that, you have no idea where the last 6 hours went, I apologize. Thanks for sharing! See you online!
In an attempt to not bury the lead, the purpose of this post is to announce that we (Carole and I, the Daniels Team) have committed to donating a portion of our proceeds from our Sudbury Real Estate Transactions to Protect Sudbury, LLC. If you care to understand why, please, read on. We say it, we write it, we tweet it and we proudly repeat it - we truly love Sudbury. It's not a new love, rather, one that goes back over 40 years since we moved to Sudbury. Carole (Mom, for those of you whom we have not yet met) and my Dad moved our family to Sudbury in 1974. My three sisters and I grew up in Sudbury, went to school in Sudbury, and for me, after graduating from Lincoln-Sudbury and then having spent over 15 years living in Washington DC, Atlanta, Portland, OR, Tokyo, and Connecticut, moved back to Sudbury to raise my daughters in the town I am proud to call home. So yes, we are defensive. Carole has been selling Real Estate in Sudbury for 30something years, and we are celebrating our 13th year as the Daniels Team. We have lived here long enough to have seen plenty 'o change to the town. Atkinson Pool & Fairbank Community Center will always be Fairbank Elementary School to me, because that is what it was. Our Coldwell Banker office still smells a little like Pizza A La Pietra, Verizon is still Post Road Apothecary, and of course, Rossini's will always be Marrone's Bakery (it was the best). TD Bank will be the miniature golf course, Wingate should still be Sudbury Bowladrome, I could go on. Thank you, to Sudbury Pizza Place for being such a loyal townie, and of course, to Mrs. A-B for never leaving Peter Noyes Elementary School. My sisters (and my daughter) still love receiving your birthday cards. Don't get me wrong - change can be, and has been, very good. While I wax nostalgic now, I can remember the constant whine "there is NOTHING to do in this town..." that would echo through the open land, hardly congested Route 20 and old-school neighborhoods. But as a parent, and homeowner, in the Sudbury that barely resembles the Sudbury of the 70s & 80s, I can't even stand to consider what our beautiful town will look like if Eversource is successful in their "plan" to rip our town apart. (That's not the name of the plan, but it may as well be). Loving Sudbury makes it very easy to sell Sudbury. Whether we represent a seller or a buyer, we're selling Sudbury. We sell a lifestyle, a community and a house. We're passionate about what we do, and the greatest pleasure we derive from selling Real Estate in Sudbury is hearing from the hundreds of people with whom we have worked with about how much they love their homes/neighborhoods/friends and of course, the town of Sudbury. As a town, we are so fortunate to have the Protect Sudbury, LLC group, a group who is voluntarily assuming the responsibility of educating Sudbury, loudly (and effectively) communicating with the State of Massachusetts, and have gone as far as hiring an Attorney to effectively fight for Sudbury. The Town of Sudbury also has legal representation, and the Attorneys will work together. This is going to be a long, and expensive fight. If you would like to know more about Protect Sudbury, the Eversource plan and how to donate (no amount is too small), click here.