Hilary W. Foutes

Hilary W. Foutes

REALTOR®, ABR®, CTP®, GRI®, SRS®,
(781) 254-3840
[email protected]
hilaryhouses.com

About

As a thirty year resident of the area, and in addition to the search capabilities of my website, I have extensive knowledge of Swampscott, Marblehead, Salem and the surrounding North Shore communities. I am pleased to announce that my partner and I were #1 in Sales for 2017 and named the 2016 DIAMOND AWARD WINNERS for number one sales volume in Swampscott! We have been #1 almost every year in my 16 years here at Sagan Realtors, newly merged, Sagan Harborside | Sotheby's International Realty.

After graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, working, and getting married, my husband and I decided to raise our family right here in this "hard-to-leave town" of Swampscott. This is a tight knit community with great families, friends, and local amenities. My husband Michael and I both grew up here and are proud to be raising our two girls, Madeleine and Laine, right here in Swampscott- only 20 minutes North of Boston! We have great beaches, good schools, plenty of parks, country clubs, yacht clubs, temples, churches, libraries, restaurants, plus some local boutiques for great shopping. For those who need to access Boston, and beyond, we have our own commuter rail line, MBTA, and quick access to Logan Airport.

I hope you enjoy your visit and explore everything my website has to offer, including local real estate listings, information for home buyers and sellers, my recommendations, local amenities and my favorite businesses to frequent. I look forward to being YOUR LOCAL AREA EXPERT and your Professional Swampscott, Marblehead, Salem and North Shore Realtor ®.


Personal
I consider myself a Swampscott native since I moved here when I was just entering the third grade. I remember driving into Swampscott along the water and seeing Hawthorne by the Sea, Town Hall, Newman's Bagels, even Papa John's. I could not wait to get to the beach. Growing up, I was always involved with extra-curricular activities through school, sports, and my community. After graduating from Swampscott High School and later graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a degree in Consumer Studies & Apparel Marketing with a heavy business emphasis, I went to become a buyer for Filene's and May Company. After 10 years in the retail business I wanted to raise a family and travel less. I truly enjoy real estate and helping families move here to make their own imprint on this wonderful seaside community. My current hobbies include spending time with my family, traveling, watching soccer matches, taking walks and  volunteering in the local schools system. S taying technologically up-to-date via Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Blogging, Youtube, Instagram, Email, and my website all helps me stay connected both inside and outside of town.


Professional
I am a licensed Realtor. I specialize in representing my clients in the purchase and sale of single-family residences, condominiums and income property within the local North Shore area.  I truly love this community and pride myself on my knowledge of current transactions, school districts, neighborhood information, and related services, including mortgage, insurance and inspection information. I am very talented negotiator and having been a  buyer for a major retailer for over 10 years helped me hone in on that skill, which is crucial to every real estate transaction. I am a customer driven Realtor dedicated to achieving results and providing exceptional service. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, I will put my 16 years of real estate expertise to work for you!


Certifications and Recognitions
• University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.S., Cumm Laude
#1 in Sales in Swampscott and at Sagan Realtors year after year
~currently getting GRI certification (Graduate Realtor Institute)
• NAR, MAR, & NSAR member
• REALTOR® certification
• Code of Ethics


My Listings
Sold Listings
$607,000
Condo
24 Humphrey Street #24
Sold
Swampscott, MA 01907
Brokerage: Sagan Harborside Sotheby's International Realty
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
2Beds
3Baths
$679,900
Single Family
322 Atlantic Ave.
Sold
Marblehead, MA 01945
Brokerage: RE/MAX 360
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
3Baths
$703,000
Single Family
7 Mohawk Road
Sold
Marblehead, MA 01945
Brokerage: J. Barrett & Company
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
2Baths
$522,000
Single Family
8 Susan Road
Sold
Marblehead, MA 01945
Brokerage: Sagan Harborside Sotheby's International Realty
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
1Bath
$855,000
Single Family
12 Shepard Avenue
Sold
Swampscott, MA 01907
Brokerage: Sagan Harborside Sotheby's International Realty
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
2Baths
$767,000
Single Family
9 Lawrence Road
Sold
Swampscott, MA 01907
Brokerage: RE/MAX 360
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
4Beds
3Baths
$800,000
Single Family
18 Andrew Road
Sold
Swampscott, MA 01907
Brokerage: William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
4Beds
2Baths
$535,000
Single Family
25 Lodge Road
Sold
Swampscott, MA 01907
Brokerage: Sagan Harborside Sotheby's International Realty
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
2Beds
2Baths
$2,420,000
Single Family
233 Puritan Road
Sold
Swampscott, MA 01907
Brokerage: Sagan Harborside Sotheby's International Realty
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
4Beds
4Baths
$670,000
Single Family
1099 Humphrey Street
Sold
Swampscott, MA 01907
Brokerage: Sagan Harborside Sotheby's International Realty
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
4Beds
3Baths
$735,000
Single Family
62 Farragut Road
Sold
Swampscott, MA 01907
Brokerage: Sagan Harborside Sotheby's International Realty
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
2Baths
$783,000
Condo
220 Humphrey Street #207
Sold
Marblehead, MA 01945
Brokerage: Sagan Harborside Sotheby's International Realty
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
2Beds
2Baths
What Clients Are Saying

“When we began the process of looking for a home and as you know, we were working with another agent. Unfortunately, it was not a positive experience. When we met with you, we just knew we were in great hands. We immediately felt comfortable, like you were listening, not just hearing to what our hopes and dreams were in finding our forever home. We just cannot thank you enough. Your knowledge of the area, and knowledge to details is simply so impressive. You worked diligently, and around the clock, you were available to answer each and every question we had. We felt so supported throughout the entire process. We are just so happy in our new home, and have you to thank.

Thank you!

Amy Vernava & Chris Atwood, 7 Mohawk Road, Marblehead MA 01945
“Selling your home can be a very stressful and intimidating prospect. We were so fortunate to have Hilary to not only manage the process, but also be there to guide and counsel us. I never expected and agent to be so attentive and patient when explaining the details. She misses nothing and is always available for questions. Her strategic thinking helped us sell for more than we expected and therefore put us in an even more advantageous position to buy our next home. Hilary made selling our home feel simple. I cannot thank her enough for all of her hard work and professionalism.”
~Russ Patten & Jayne Madigan-Patten, 8 Susan Road, MarbleheadImage.jpeg
Russ Patten & Jayne Madigan-Patten, 8 Susan Road, Marblehead

“Hilary, we were beyond happy with the entire transaction. I hope this brief depiction helps to encapsulate all that you did for us!!! Selling in a tight timeframe and moving so far away can be so stressful!!! You helped us so much and continue to provide support.... for that we are so grateful. Thank you Hilary!! Please let me know where i can post this testimonial because we really want to get the word out about your fantastic customer service!! Our family recently needed to relocate across country and hoped for a quick sale. Thankfully, Hilary Foutes was able to work within tight time parameters and make our move a reality. She provided detailed feedback, was extremely organized and used clever marketing techniques to help facilitate a rapid sale. Her knowledge of the market is unparalleled and our entire transaction was seamless and stress free. We felt 110% secure with all facets of the selling and moving process due to her wholistic and effective approach and would therefore gladly recommend hiring Hilary.”

The Stout Family, 1099 Humphrey Street, Swampscott

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The Stout Family, 1099 Humphrey Street, Swampscott

"Even during the best of times selling a home can be a very stressful event. My house went on the market right as the Covid19 pandemic revved up and the stay at home order went in to effect.  I was fortunate to have Hilary Foutes as my realtor. Hilary moved quickly and efficiently to list my house. She offered helpful tips to getting the house 'sale ready' and assisted with staging the house for showings. Hilary created a detailed brochure for prospective buyers and listed the house in record time. Hilary kept current on the restrictions placed on realtors in respect to the Covid Pandemic and was respectful of the health and safety of my family and the health and safety of perspective buyers and their agents. 
This was my first experience selling a home. Having lived in my house for 27.5 years and loving my house, my neighbors and the neighborhood made the sale of the house very emotional for myself and my family. HiIary was cognizant of this, she spent countless hours communicating details regarding the sale and educating me regarding the sale process. I attest to the fact that selling a home is a stressful event, but I assure you that Hilary can make the experience a positive one.
My best,
Jane Cassidy, 24 Crosman Avenue, Swampscott

Jane Cassidy, 24 Crosman Avenue, Swampscott

HILARY is exactly the realtor you want to sell your home for so many reasons but to list a few: 1) she always answers your call or calls you back right away; 2) there is no question she does not know the answer to; 3) she is extremely organized and prepared whether it be for the initial meeting to set price, an open house or a private showing; 4) when you get information or signatures to HILARY, she immediately forwards them to where they need to go - there is zero lag time; 5) she keeps tabs on every aspect of the sale and will remind any party (buyer’s agent, appraiser, etc.) involved of their outstanding piece of the puzzle until it is complete; 6) she is so friendly to your family and pets! I could go on but in summary, I would recommend HILARY as an agent to anyone selling their home.
~Valerie and Christopher Smith (and Josie the dog!)

Valerie and Christopher Smith (and Josie the dog!)

Hilary did a wonderful job handling the sale of our home. Beginning with her suggestions on preparing the home to go on the market, staying steadfast through the tough winter months to finding the perfect buyers.
Hilary is very knowledgeable about the selling process and usually had answers to our questions or found the answers in a timely manner. Hilary has a wealth of knowledge regarding the surrounding areas and holds an arsenal of contacts for any/all services necessary to close on a home.
We are happy to have had Hilary representing us in the sale of our home.
Thank you,
Whitney & Heather Thomas, 8 Sampson Avenue, Swampscott

Whitney & Heather Thomas, 8 Sampson Avenue, Swampscott

"I’ve know HILARY FOUTES now for nearly ten years and she is one of the most honest, dedicated and hardest working people I know. I first met HILARY when my family moved to Swampscott. Since then she’s acted as both a seller’s and buyer's broker for us on two different properties and we were very happy with the service, advice and excellent results she provided. When making a major decision like moving it is a tremendous relief to know that you can put your trust in HILARY to get things done right, on time and as efficiently as possible. I have referred her to everyone I know who is looking to buy or sell a home in the area. Her experience and instinct are exceptional, and she truly goes above and beyond the call of duty. From following up on the little details that could easily slip thru the cracks, to putting you in touch with the best contractors, mortgage brokers, or movers, to negotiating the best purchase or sale price, HILARY is a one woman show you can’t afford to be without."
-Marc Eichler, VP Business Development & Sales for Durant Performance Coatings, Inc

Marc Eichler, VP Business Development & Sales for Durant Performance Coatings, Inc

"Choosing someone to sell your home or find one for you and your family is so important. My wife Susan and I chose HILARY feeling that she would always have our best interests at heart and most importantly never felt she put her own before ours. She has a great balance of being personable and at the same time most professional. We could not have chosen a better person to work with and never for a moment did we feel like we were not her most important client. Selling or buying a home is a stressful experience and having HILARY represent us and oversee everything from beginning to end brought such comfort. Her knowledge of the Northshore is impeccable and most importantly is her ability to listen and communicate. To say she is excellent at what she does is an understatement. I have and continue to recommended her to friends and colleagues with the glowing endorsement of, "HILARY is the best and there isn't another Realtor I would use!" She will have your interests at heart before her own. She not only sold my home but also found the home that we happily reside in now. I was fortunate to have chosen her to work with and I can only hope my words will help you make the same choice we made." -Matthew Bergeron, Global Commodity Manager

Matthew Bergeron, Global Commodity Manager

We recently sold our home of 32 years in Marblehead. We have worked and known the Sagan Agency for many years and wouldn't think of using anyone else.
We had a long standing relationship with Joy Goldstein and reached out to her when we decided to put our home on the market after speaking with Phyllis. Joy introduced us to her partner, HILARY.
Both had great suggestions for us as to how to prepare our house for viewing, what steps needed to be taken, and when to put it on the market. Their knowledge and aptitude for the marketplace were outstanding.
We know when selling a home, you need to work with professionals who not only understand the market, but can also work with you on a personal basis, as well as be your advocate. Both Joy and HILARY are outstanding in this regard, and we highly recommend them. They are wonderful to work with!!
Bill & Judy Mishkin, 29 Gerald Road Marblehead

Bill & Judy Mishkin, 29 Gerald Road Marblehead

"Choosing HILARY Foutes as our selling and buying agent was the best decision!! Moving is one of the most stressful and emotional life events and having Hilary by our side was invaluable. HILARY is savvy, astute, tenacious, and always has her client’s best interest in the forefront. As a buyer agent, she is attuned to current market inventory, pricing, value and has great negotiation skills. In a competitive market where inventory is low, having HILARY abreast of upcoming inventory was essential in getting our new home. We looked at many properties over the years, she was always patient and keeping us focused — we never felt pressured. In fact, one point out of frustration we considered a home that now looking back didn’t suit our needs. Putting her personal gain and interests aside, she strongly advised us against settling and reassured us a perfect house would eventually come along. As a selling agent, HILARY was instrumental through the entire process – from getting house sale ready to the final stages of closing. In preparation, Hilary was extremely quick and resourceful with a network of inspectors, attorneys, tradesmen, etc. as needed. As a recommendation of HILARY’s, tradesman and professionals would respond promptly - one tradesman came in ten minutes just for a minor fix. We are most grateful for HILARY’s professional and sensitive handling of the contract negotiations of the home sale. With the buyers being our long time friends, she made what could have been an awkward situation into an easy and non-eventful process. We are so glad to have had HILARY through our entire process and without hesitation strongly recommend HILARY as your broker!!" Camay and Matt Pascucci, Morton Rd. & Bradlee Ave.

Camay and Matt Pascucci, Morton Rd. & Bradlee Ave.
SOLD! (With kids in their Halloween costumes)
“We needed to find a house that fit our needs and wants and we had a deadline. Hilary worked tirelessly to find and bring to us only the homes that would meet our criteria. We looked at several homes with her and her experience and imagination proved invaluable when evaluating their potential. Once we decided on a house she worked quickly and shrewdly to make our offer attractive and successful. From then on, Hilary managed the purchase with incredible attention to detail and gave a the feeling that she truly wanted this to be an exciting and happy time. It is exceedingly rare to find someone who is not only an incredibly skilled professional, but also so pleasant to work with. The best decision we made in all of this was taking advantage of her services.”
~Jayne Madigan-Patten & Russ Patten, 322 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead MA
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Jayne Madigan-Patten & Russ Patten, 322 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead MA

"We had the great pleasure of working with Hilary Foutes in our move to the North Shore area of Massachusetts from out of state. She is extremely knowledgeable of the different communities, and the nuances of each, and was able to provide us with valuable information for our decision-making along the way. With her guidance we were able to find a home that exceeded our expectations and in a community that fit all the checkboxes that we laid out. That was no easy feat in this highly competitive housing market but she was on top of every detail, transaction, and deadline to make sure that we were successful in our search. Hilary is very generous with her knowledge and experience, not only about the home-buying process but with all the little things from recommending service providers and the vendors needed to make our house a home. She also pointed us in the right direction for some wonderful restaurants we should try. Her approach made our transition to a new area very easy. If you are looking for a Realtor, you cannot have a better partner than Hilary Foutes in the process."


Douglas Flores and Gregory Perez

18 Andrew Road, Swampscott MA Buyers: Gregory Perez and Douglas Flores

“Outstanding results!

I first met Hilary when I was buying my house in Swampscott.  She represented the seller but I appreciated her energy and her knowledge of the area.  The transaction went smoothly and she even assisted me in finding insurance and services like pet care.  I decided then and there that when it was time to sell, I would want her to sell my home.  I knew her knowledge of the community and market would expedite the transaction.  Five years later I called Hilary and she agreed to be my agent.  She gave great advice, and helped me figure out how to best prepare the house for showing.  She made showing as painless as she could by completing all the visits in just four days. I was impressed by the fact that we got multiple offers.  Clearly, she had priced the house right!  Hilary is great at communicating!  And she is scrupulously truthful.  I am so glad that I asked her to sell my house – I would do it again in a heartbeat.”

-Donna Palmer,62 Farragut Road, Swampscott 

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Donna Palmer

Partners HILARY FOUTES and Joy Goldstein worked beautifully as a team to help my husband and me with BOTH of our moves last year. They made excellent suggestions about staging our home in Marblehead, and 6 days after the house went on the market in February, 2017, we had a buyer and an agreement! We were interested in moving into a condominium in the Vinnin Square area; shortly after our home sale, we saw a condo that we liked. However, HILARY advised us against the purchase because the unit was overpriced for the market with some under-par workmanship. When your real estate agent tells you to wait, it is a good idea to listen! Seven months later, she recommended a condo for us in the same complex that we absolutely loved! We made an offer that was accepted the next day, and we couldn’t be more pleased with our decision.
We greatly admire HILARY's integrity, honesty, and work ethic. She is a consummate professional who cares deeply about her clients’ satisfaction with a sale and/or purchase, and truly does everything to facilitate a move. It is easy to see why she is a top performer. Thank you, HILARY, for your wise counsel during our hectic 2017!
~Judy and Bill Mishkin

Judy and Bill Mishkin

HILARY FOUTES was the calm in my crazy life. Deciding to put ourhome on the market after 43 years was a very difficult decision. Hilary was fabulous. She was constantly in communication with us and beyond helpful. Available and resourceful whenever we needed help or guidance, she was there without question. We would definitely recommed anyone looking to sell their home to call HILARY.
~Dr. Sanford and Mrs. Rosalyn Levy

Dr. Sanford and Mrs. Rosalyn Levy

"Hilary has great instinct and is committed to working hard for her clients. She hit the ground running as soon as we met and tirelessly continued to show us properties until we found our amazing gem of a property in Marblehead. We are comfortable and happy in our new home and we are so very grateful to have worked with a pro Hilary Foutes. "
Scott and Abby L, 4 Park Lane, Marblehead MA

Scott and Abby L, 4 Park Lane, Marblehead MA

"Choosing HILARY FOUTES as our selling and buying agent was the best decision!! Moving is one of the most stressful and emotional life events and having HILARY by our side was invaluable. HILARY is savvy, astute, tenacious, and always has her client’s best interest in the forefront. As a buyer agent, she is attuned to current market inventory, pricing, value and has great negotiation skills. In a competitive market where inventory is low, having HILARY abreast of upcoming inventory was essential in getting our new home. We looked at many properties over the years, she was always patient and keeping us focused — we never felt pressured. In fact, one point out of frustration we considered a home that now looking back didn’t suit our needs. Putting her personal gain and interests aside, she strongly advised us against settling and reassured us a perfect house would eventually come along. As a selling agent, HILARY was instrumental through the entire process – from getting house sale ready to the final stages of closing. In preparation, HILARY was extremely quick and resourceful with a network of inspectors, attorneys, tradesmen, etc. as needed. As a recommendation of HILARY’s, tradesman and professionals would respond promptly - one tradesman came in ten minutes just for a minor fix. We are most grateful for HILARY’s professional and sensitive handling of the contract negotiations of the home sale. With the buyers being our long time friends, she made what could have been an awkward situation into an easy and non-eventful process. We are so glad to have had HILARY through our entire process and without hesitation strongly recommend HILARY as your broker!!"
Camay and Matt Pascucci, Morton Rd. & Bradlee Ave. 

Camay and Matt Pascucci, Morton Rd. & Bradlee Ave. 

"Writing you from our awesome deck. We're loving our house, thank you again so much for everything. HILARY helped us buy our last two houses and we can’t imagine ever buying a house in the future without her. Our first home purchase was in a competitive market in Boston, and HILARY did everything in her power to make our offer standout. She is passionate, reliable, honest, and always puts her client first. For our second home she was able to find us the house of our dreams. We were buying and selling on a tight schedule and would not have been able to get it all done without HILARY walking us through each step. She is well connected and extremely knowledgable, so anyone that is new to home buying she is the perfect agent. Thank you HILARY, we are forever grateful."
- Max and Yulia Solomon, 30 Longview Drive, Marblehead MA

Max and Yulia Solomon, 30 Longview Drive, Marblehead MA

"All we can say is WOW! We were very impressed with HILARY Foutes’ professionalism, personal attention, and marketing strategies. HILARY is a first class, high caliber, real estate professional. We received her personal attention almost on a daily basis. She was always available for questions, and made us feel like we were her only client. She is gifted, talented and knows her market. Our home sold in just 1 day and sold at asking price. We were totally impressed and would recommend HILARY to anyone who wants to sell their home quickly and not leave money on the table. HILARY, you have made our selling experience extremely easy and pleasurable. You were always available when needed and willing to please. So, we thank you again for all your hard work and for being able to get us our asking price. It would be a pleasure to do business with you in the future and we would definitely recommend you to friends and family.”
The Zisa's, 8 Sampson Avenue, Swampscott

The Zisa's, 8 Sampson Avenue, Swampscott

Anyone who buys or sells a home can tell you that it is difficult to find an agent who is truly in your corner. Well, HILARY is. She advocates for you to get the best deal possible, provides sound advice along the way, listens to your needs and concerns and acts upon them, and importantly, makes certain that everyone involved in the transaction are performing their obligations so that the deal goes through. We used HILARY to buy and sell a home and would use her time and again!" Tara Swartz and John Kortikoski, 62 Farragut Road, Swampscott

Tara Swartz and John Kortikoski