Blog :: 08-2010

What makes Rutledge Properties stand out from other real estate firms

Ever notice how the large corporate firms advertise their listings in the newspapers?  THEY ROTATE THEIR ADS!! What does this mean?  It means that they only advertise each of their listings once or twice a month because there is an over-abundance of agents vying for print ad space.

Here at Rutledge Properties, we advertise ALL our active listings consistently until an offer is accepted and the house is under agreement.  We can do this because we are purposefully an office made up of only 22 select "Cream of the Crop" Realtors.  We meet the advertising needs of both our Sellers and our Agents and we deliver results!

If you have any questions about how we at Rutledge stand out and can help you sell your home, don't hesitate to call me, Marcie Pucker, direct at 781-710-1741. You can visit my website as well.

A very special property in Wellesley, on the Charles

tech <p><a href= ""> <img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-111" style= "margin: 2px 6px" title="121 livingston june 2010" src= "" alt="" width="300" height="200" /></a>Extraordinary 12 room Stone and Shingle "smart" house on 1.69 acres with private dock adjacent to conservation land and with sweeping views of Charles River and Elm Bank Reservation beyond. Architect-designed and built custom by Wellesley's premier builder in 2007, it offers elegant formal rooms with stunning details and fine craftsmanship. Unique inner foyer leads to the informal areas of family room, Christopher Peacock kitchen, breakfast gazebo, generous mudroom, and screened porch. Upper floor with master suite and office, fireplace, balcony, bath and celebrity-sized closet, plus 5 additional bedrooms and 5 baths including nanny suite with kitchenette. Full sized walk-out lower level with in-home gym and Sports Court, plus space and plumbing to add kitchen, bath, movie theater, wine cellar, in-ground Jacuzzi and more! A rare Wellesley property! <strong>EXCLUSIVE $6,950,000</strong></p> <p><strong><a href= ""> <img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-114" style= "margin: 0px 6px" title="121 livingston river lg" src= "" alt="" width="233" height="300" /></a></strong>This describes 121 Livingston Road in Wellesley, and here you can see the picturesque view of the Charles River.</p> <p><strong><a href= "[Town][]=&Search[List+Price][max]=&Search[MLS+Number]=71120589&x=37&y=9"> Click on this link to see more about 121 Livingston</a></strong>, and see pictures of the inside of the home plus the beautiful property surrounding it.</p> <p><a href= ""> <strong>Be sure and sign up on our website for MY HOMEFINDER</strong></a> to see extra details about this and all our listings, and create your own list of favorites for one of our agents to show you.</p> <p>Contact us at <a href= ""><strong></strong></a> or call <strong>781-235-4663</strong> to schedule a showing for this listing.</p>

21 Forest Avenue, Natick, MA--A Natick Charmer!

Come see the best of both worlds!! Enchanting Village Colonial with all the charm and detail of yesterday, and the new bells and whistles and systems that one would expect to see in new construction! This glorious house is in the hub of Natick, yet set off on a quiet side street--the perfect blend: a coffee shop and train around the corner without the bustle and noise! The house boasts a large, flat lot, white kitchen with granite counters, a computer nook, 2 and one half bath new baths, 1st floor laundry, gorgeous tiger maple floors on the second floors and ALL NEW systems, windows, siding, insulation, 200 amp electrical, landscaping and the list goes on!


Be sure and sign up on our website for MY HOMEFINDER to see extra details about this and all our listings, and create your own list of favorites for one of our agents to show you.

Contact us at or call 781-235-4663 to schedule a showing for this listing.

New smoke detector/carbon monoxide laws you need to be aware of

Throughout this past 2010 Spring/Summer market, I noticed that several of my sales customers were having difficulty getting a smoke detector/carbon monoxide Certificate of Compliance by the local Weston and Wellesley Town Fire departments. This compliance is necessary for any MA residential property sale to close, and I noticed that the inspections were getting more stringent, and houses were not passing as easily as they had in the past.

Here's why: As of April 5, 2010, new regulations relating to the required detectors, as well as their technology, installation and maintenance were issued in order to further protect families from the dangers of home fires/smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning.  As technology has become more advanced, the laws have become stricter.  Here is a link to the Massachusetts Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Laws.  If you are selling your home, you should become knowledgeable about these laws.  If you need any further information or advice about these laws, don't hesitate to give our office a call at 781-235-4663, as I would love to explain it further to you and answer any questions about the house selling process!

Marcie Pucker, Realtor, 781-710-1741