Hilary W. Foutes

Hilary W. Foutes

REALTOR®, ABR®, CTP®, GRI®, RENE®, SRS®,

About

As a forty three-year resident of Swampscott and having been in Real Estate for 19+ years on the north shore of Boston, I have had top award-winning sales performances year after year in our local community. Achieving top sales results with extensive knowledge of Swampscott, Marblehead and the surrounding north shore towns have made me an expert in my field and demographic area. I am considered one of the best negotiators around, have tremendous relationships with inspectors, lawyers, appraisers, contractors, and even my fellow colleagues in this business. I pride myself on my attention to detail, expert transaction coordination, fiduciary obligations, knowledge of the real estate legalities, and ability to handle the most important purchase or sale of your financial portfolio…YOUR home!

 

After graduating Cum Laude 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. We have the ocean, award winning nationally recognized Blue Ribbon High School, and people who truly care about one another. You cannot go far without meeting a puppy, a baby in a stroller, someone training for a marathon, experiencing a local sports team in action, or enjoying a quiet book on one of our many local beaches. 

 

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 beautiful beaches, award winning schools, plenty of parks, country clubs, yacht clubs, temples, churches, libraries, restaurants, plus some local boutiques for great boutique shopping. I love a great book, a day at the beach, a walk with my dog Bowie, and playing Mahjong with friends! For those who need to access Boston, and beyond, we have our own commuter rail line, MBTA, and quick access to Logan Airport. Let me help you find your suburban dream home! 

 

AWARDS:

~2020 Single Highest Single Sales in my 18 years

~2018 # 1 Team at Sagan Harborside

~2017 # 1 Sales Dollar Volume at Sagan Realtors

~2016 # 1 Sales Dollar Volume & Number of transactions at Sagan Realtors

~2015 # 1 Sales Dollar Volume & Number of transactions all of Swampscott

~2015 # 1 Sales Dollar Volume & Number of transactions out of all Sagan Agents

~2015 # 2 in Marblehead Sales out of all Sagan Agents

~2015 # 3 in Number of Transactions sold for all of Swampscott and Marblehead 

~Top Producer and top Team Year after Year at Sagan Realtors and Swampscott Real Estate

~2017 Award Winning Team at Sagan Realtors

~2014 Award Winning Team at Sagan Realtors

~2013 Emerald Award Winner

~2011 Emerald Award Winner 

~2011 # 1 Sales Volume in Swampscott

~2004 # 1 Team Sales Realty Guild

~2003 # 1 Volume and # of Transactions Realty Guild 

 

EDUCATION:

~Graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst 1993

~Gradated Swampscott High School 1989

~Massachusetts Realtor License # 9054927

~Continuing Education for: General Real Estate Laws, Regulations & Practices, RE10R07, Probate of Estates-Advanced, RE40R05, Closing and Settlement, RE07C01, Selling Historic Homes RE15R07, Architecture RE14R07, Environmental issues RE62RC10, Contract Law, Agency Relationships, Fair Housing, Code of Ethics, Environmental Issues, Co-ops, and Condominiums.

 

DESIGNATIONS:

~REALTOR® Certified Top Producer (CTP)

~ ABR® CTP® GRI® RENE® SRS®

~Member of NAR, NSAR, MAR, MLS, and Realty Guild

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

~ Booster parent for SHS Girls Varsity Soccer 

~ Manager for NEFC Girls soccer club

~ Volunteer at My Brother's Table, Lynn MA

~ Coached SYSA Soccer, Ran two indoor youth soccer teams for Swampscott for +/-4 years

~ Stanley School Librarian volunteer, 8 years

~ Room Parent for Elementary School, multiple years

~Ran the Annual Talent Show for elementary schools

~Donations to: My Brother's Table, JCC, Kaplan House/Care Dimensions, Cancer Walk, Cerebral Palsy, 

~ Stepping Stones for Stella

 

PREVIOUS WORK:

~East Coast Regional Sales Manager for GSI Watches, 2 years

~Buyer for Filene's, a division of May Department Stores, 10 years

Sold Listings
$1,180,000
Single Family
30 Longview Drive
Sold
Marblehead, MA 01945
Brokerage: Sagan Harborside Sotheby's International Realty
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
3Baths
$600,000
Condo
15 Olde Village Drive 1601
Sold
Salem, MA 01970
Brokerage: Sagan Harborside Sotheby's International Realty
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
3Baths
$1,525,000
Single Family
2 Phillips Terrace
Sold
Swampscott, MA 01907
Brokerage: Sagan Harborside Sotheby's International Realty
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
3Baths
$800,000
Single Family
25 Franklin Avenue
Sold
Swampscott, MA 01907
Brokerage: Sagan Harborside Sotheby's International Realty
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
2Baths
$550,000
Single Family
62 Pine Street
Sold
Swampscott, MA 01907
Brokerage: Sagan Harborside Sotheby's International Realty
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
2Baths
$702,000
Single Family
9 Curtis Ave
Sold
Middleton, MA 01949
Brokerage: The Richardson Group, LLC
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
3Baths
$785,000
Multifamily
8 Lee St
Sold
Marblehead, MA 01945
Brokerage: Lamacchia Realty, Inc.
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
2Beds
2Baths
$561,000
Condo
52 Cavendish Circle 52
Sold
Salem, MA 01970
Brokerage: William Raveis R.e. & Home Services
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
2Beds
3Baths
$1,725,000
Single Family
390 Salem St
Sold
Lynnfield, MA 01940
Brokerage: J. Barrett & Company
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
4Beds
5Baths
$1,401,000
Single Family
38 Phillips Avenue
Sold
Swampscott, MA 01907
Brokerage: Sagan Harborside Sotheby's International Realty
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
4Beds
3Baths
$1,085,000
Single Family
15 Crest Road
Sold
Swampscott, MA 01907
Brokerage: Sagan Harborside Sotheby's International Realty
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
3Baths
$2,495,000
Single Family
45 Pleasant St
Sold
Marblehead, MA 01945
Brokerage: OwnerEntry.com
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
6Beds
5Baths
What Clients Are Saying

I recently sold my house in Swampscott and just bought a house in Middleton. Hilary was amazing right from the start. Supportive about my decision, full of great information regarding how to buy and sell simultaneously, and extremely communicative. I chose her because of her knowledge and expertise & her great reputation. Hiring Hilary was one of the best decisions I ever made! Selling a house is never easy. Letting go of something so personal and so valuable emotionally and economically is really hard. Hilary honored that in every way. The beautiful photos, detailed professional brochures, the online marketing plus having a special commuter rail open house time since Iive near the train station was all brilliant. She provided feedback on what we needed to do to have a successful sale. She accurately priced my house and had clearly done so much research and even revisited the price the night before we went on the market. Her attention to detail in the house, follow up phone calls to interested parties, and open communication resulted in a sale I was ecstatic with. She made the whole process of buying easier as well by always explaining everything to the fullest and providing encouragement when I needed it most. She also spent quality time really getting to know us and what our needs were. This wasn’t just about a sale. She wanted us to find the right home and would candidly let us know if a house wasn’t a good fit or had flaws we were not noticing on our own. She pointed issues out to us so that we had full awareness when making such a big investment and she truly demonstrated that she cared about where we landed.She truly is the tops!!

 

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ARIEL WALLEN OF 62 PINE STREET, SWAMPSCOTT & 9 CURTIS AVENUE, MIDDLETON
Dear Hilary,
 
When our beloved Nona passed away earlier this year we were faced with the challenging task of settling her estate which included the sale of her house. The house was in a trust which further complicated the issue. My sister Linda and I, as co-trustees, were greatly relieved when you offered to handle the sale. Your experience in the local real estate market was invaluable. In addition to this experience you brought your reputation for integrity and honesty to the sale. 
 
Working together, you advised us of strategies for a successful sale which included preparing the house for market. Your knowledge of contractors who could perform any remedial work on the property as well as understanding the legal requirements involved led to a timely and troublefree sale. The trustees were very pleased with the results.  
 
Once again, we wish to thank you for your excellent work. 
 
Andrew Foutes, Trustee 32 Summit Avenue, Lynn MA 

“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 feel so fortunate to have had Hilary representing us. The process could not have gone more smoothly. We attribute that to Hilary’s many years of experience that proved itself in her attention to detail and her always sound advice. At the end of a weekend of open houses. We received seven offers. Thank you Hilary. “

Marilyn & Ronald
We worked with Hilary to sell our LARGE multi-family home which had been in my family for seventy years. Hilary gave us with a list of tasks to focus on to prepare the house for market and provided top notch contacts and contractors for us to work with to address all the items. The photographer/videographer she brought did a fantastic job of showcasing our home and surrounding area. The listing brochures and on line marketing was fabulous! 

Hilary was very responsive and supportive through the entire process. We were very pleased with the sale price and speed of the closing.
 
Laura  Gettler, 162 Norfolk Avenue, Swampscott MA
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