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2009 REALTOR® of the Year



Pictured left Louise Bartolo, 2008 REALTOR of the Year,


honoring 2009 REALTOR of the Year-Richard Tisei

Each local association is urged to select, as its REALTOR of Year, one outstanding Realtor member who has made the greatest contribution to the advancement of the real estate profession and the community at large from January 1, 2008 to the present time.

This year's REALTOR of the Year, Richard Tisei, Designated Realtor of Northrup Associates, Realtors, in Lynnfield, was served the Association in many ways throughout the years. He has chaired or served on the Programs, Membership, and Professional Standards committees-to name a few.  He has also chaired or served on the Board of Directors in several officer positions-Secretary/Clerk, Vice President and currently President elect. 

Richard, who is also a Massachusetts Senator, has worked very closely with MAR's legal and legislative teams to ensure that Realtor priorities are heard on Beacon Hill.

He has led the fight against proposals that are harmful to homeowners and the real estate industry in general.

The 2009 ROTY is also a Director of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors Board of Directors. On the national level, he has attended several national meetings including RELO conferences in Miami, San Antonio and Providence. Richard holds the CRB designation.

One of the outstanding features of this ROTY is his incredible involvement in the civic and human service agencies throughout the region. For his unselfish and devoted commitment he has been honored by the Massachusetts Association of the YMCA, the Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the MA council of Human Service providers, the MA Home Health Care Association, the Coalition of Family and Advocates for the Retarded, and the MA Silver Haired legislature.

In addition, Richard was honored for his outstanding participation in the Eastern Middlesex Association of Retarded Citizens.

In the area of business accomplishments, his independent real estate company recently celebrated its 57th Anniversary.

Richard's faithfulness to the principles of organized real estate have been demonstrated by his strong advocacy to further the principles of good real estate practices, to fight proposals that would create transfer taxes, and support laws that will change licensing requirements for real estate licensees- to ensure that brokers and agents have more education and experience.

Congratulations to this year's REALTOR of the Year-RICHARD TISEI!

 (Article Courtesy of Eastern Middlesex Association of Realtors-Summer 2009)



We're Selling Lynnfield Homes!



Northrup Associates
has participated
in the sale of 67%
(10 of 15) homes
  in Lynnfield.


*According to MLS as of 11/11/09










We are proud of you! 

Bernie Starr-President of Realty Guild

presented Helen Bolino with Top Achievement Award



Northrup Associates is proud to congratulate



Helen Bolino for being named by Realty Guild


as one of the Top 7 agents in Massachusetts.

Bolino won the Top Achievement Award for most sales and total volume for the Metro North Region. Awards were given out to the top agents in 7 geographic regions consisting of Cape Cod, South Shore, Metro Boston, North Shore, Rt 495 West, Metro West as well as Metro North.

"It is very rewarding to be recognized for my work." "During these economic times, it takes a lot of hard work, dedication and perseverance to succeed. I am very fortunate in having many loyal customers who refer new clients to me and it is very gratifying to know that they have been satisfied with the level of service they received," Bolino said in accepting the award.

"Helen has consistently been a Top Producer at Northrup Associates and the number one agent in our community for the past eight years. She is a valued and trusted real estate resource for many buyers and sellers and a major contributor to the overall success of our firm," said Richard Tisei, Broker/Owner of Northrup Associates.

Realty Guild is an organization of 50 independently owned real estate offices covering more than 200 communities and more than 800 Realtors doing more than $4.5 billion in business in Massachusetts. Each year top agents in each region are awarded top honors for their achievement.

 (Article Courtesy of Peabody & Lynnfield Weekly News-June 11, 2009)

















Picture yourself standing proudly next to the white picket fence variety. Markets differ from area to area, overall interests rates are low and housing choices are abundant. Let a Northrup REALTOR help you when making the decision to buy or sell in this real estate market. Our agents understand the nuances of each neighborhood and apply "real time" local market expertise to your transaction. Now more than ever, a Northrup REALTOR can answer all your questions and help you find your ideal home. Contact us today~you'll be glad you did.


 (Article Courtesy of Peabody & Lynnfield Weekly News-April 16, 2009)

Experience Makes All the Difference

Northrup Associates is pleased to announce that our firm has opened a new Condo Division. Our associates are all Certified Buyers Representatives and have all received specialized training and are highly skilled in condominium sales.

Over the years, we have increasingly become the office to turn to when making the decision t o buy or sell a condominium.  As our reputation has grown, we have become a regional leader. In fact, we are currently marketing four spectacular new complexes located throughout the North Shore.

Not every real estate company is equipped with the expertise and know how when it comes to condominium sales. We have been selling condominiums longer than any other real estate office on the North Shore.

Now you can preview the first and only comprehensive condo division in the North Shore area. Feel free to log onto our website and click on Condo Central and see why we've been servicing the North Shore since 1952.



(Article Courtesy of Peabody & Lynnfield Weekly News-May 21, 2009)

Roberts joins Northrup Associates

LYNNFIELD-Northrup Associates has announced that Debra Roberts, Realtor and Accredited Buyers Representative formerly of ReMax Property Shoppe, recently joined the firm as an associate.

"Her accessibility, professionalism and personal service makes her a perfect fit for our assembly of Realtors," said Richard Tisei-Broker/Owner of Northrup Associates. "Creatively, Debra has a love of decorating and design and is available to lend advise and help with home staging and redesign. Highlighting your homes strengths is an important marketing tool in today's competitive market."

Roberts is an active member and volunteer in the Lynnfield community. She has lived in Lynnfield for most of her life. She and her husband Brian have two sons: Michael, a graduate of Lynnfield High School attending Columbia University, and Nicholas who is enrolled at the high school.


Northrup Honors Top Producers

(Article Courtesy of Peabody & Lynnfield Weekly News-April 9, 2009)

LYNNFIELD-Northrup Associates recently honored Helen Bolino, Marcia Poretsky, Gale Rawding, Marjorie Youngren and Penny McKenzie as the firm's Top Producers for 2008 during the firm's annual meeting and awards breakfast.

"Northrup is pleased to recognize these Realtors with this honor. Each recognized is a leader and innovator, empowering local homebuyers and sellers with valuable information, helping them to make informed real estate decisions," said Broker/Owner Richard Tisei.

Helen Bolino was named the firm's top saleperson. She has been the number one agent in Lynnfield sales and listings for eight consecutive years. "Helen's trademark has been her knowledge of the real estate market, her tireless work ethic and superior customer service," said Tisei.

Throughout her career, Marcia Poretsky has consistently been one of the region's top producers, specializing in single-family and condominium sales. "She has earned this distinction for her years of dedication, professionalism and has established a strong reputation for excellence and created a large following of satisfied customers," said Tisei.

"Gale Rawding has a unique combination of skill, wealth of knowledge and 21 years of impressive real estate experience that have made her a consistent top producer for the past 10 years. She is a great asset to her clients and our firm," said Tisei.

Marjorie Youngren was recognized for outstanding sales achievement. "Marjorie's proactive thinking and a high level of initiative make her a vital representative for her clients. Her hard work representing both buyers and sellers has generated many referrals and a very loyal following," said Tisei.

"Knowledge, experience and accountability are just a few of the attributes Penny McKenzie possesses.  A dedicated full-time professional  real estate agent, Penny works hard to properly assess property for potential buyers and help sellers arrive at the right price of immediate sale," said Tisei.

"All of our top producing Realtors have exemplified outstanding contributions to the North Shore real estate market, each providing personal service and possessing high ethical standards-a service Northrup Associates have been become known for and our clients expect," Tisei said.

"Their competitive intelligence, professionalism and dedication have made each a major contributor to the overall success of Northrup Associates."


DeRosa joins Northrup Associates

(Article Courtesy of Peabody & Lynnfield Weekly News-March 19, 2009)

LYNNFIELD-Northrup Associates has announced that Alex DeRosa, former manager of Century 21 N. Shore, has joined the as a Realtor, CBR- Certified Buyer's Representative and Director of Marketing, effective January 2009.

"We are extremely pleased to have Alex DeRosa join our dynamic team of Realtor associates,"  said Richard Tisei, Broker/Owner of Northrup Associates.  "Her marketing background, combined with her extensive real estate experience, regional Realtor leadership and commitment to her clients, is a welcome supplement to our firm.  Her addition enables us to further develop one of the North Shore's premier real estate firms into  a significant powerhouse in the Peabody/Lynnfield community."

"I am thrilled to have joined this highly professional and well respected organization," said DeRosa. "Northrup Associates has developed a sophisticated, award winning firm of industry leaders that are committed to staying abreast to the changes in the real estate industry."

DeRosa previously served as Chair of Professional Advancement, Business Planning and Member Services as well as being a Board of Director with the North Shire Association of Realtors. She is a full-time Realtor, CBR-Certified Buyers Agent and Director of Marketing with Northrup Associates. She presently serves as Chair of the Communications Committee and was newly elected as an Officer-Secretary for the North Shore Association of Realtors as well as being a Substitute Director for the Massachusetts Association of Realtors.  DeRosa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Communications and is proficient in both Spanish and Italian.


Waselchuk joins Northrup

(Article Courtesy of Peabody & Lynnfield Weekly News-March 5, 2009)

LYNNFIELD-Mary Waselchuk, Realtor formerly of Century 21 North Shore, joined Northrup Associates as a new associate with Northrup effective in January.  Waselchuk has 18 years of experience in the real estate industry. "Northrup Associates is pleased to recognize and welcome respected veteran Realtor Mary E. Waselchuk," said Northrup Associates owner Richard Tisei.

"Mary's competitive intelligence, professionalism and dedication have made her a valued and trusted real estate resource for the Peabody community and we anticipate her to be a major contributor to teh overall success of Northrup Associates as a whole," Tisei said.

Waselchuk has received several awards for er achievements in real estate, including the Masters Club Diamond.

A lifelong resident of Peabody, Waselchuk served on the City Council for 16 years, and was the first woman to serve on that body.  She had been married to John Waselchuk for 54 years, has two daughters, Ellen  and Janet and four grandchildren.


Drislane joins Northrup Associates real estate firm

(Article Courtesy of Peabody & Lynnfield Weekly News-February 19, 2009)

LYNNFIELD-Northrup Associates has announced that Elena Drislane, a former administrator and full-time Realtor previously of Century 21 North Shore, has joined Northrup Associates.

"We are thrilled to have Elena Drislane accompany our successful team of Realtor associates," said Richard Tisei, Broker/Owner of Northrup Associates.  "Being a well respected Lynnfield resident since 1970 and Realtor for nearly 16 years, combined with her eleven years of experience as a Notary Public-it is our distinct privilege and a delightful honor to have her associated with our firm.  Her welcome enables us to continue to advance as one of the North Shore's premier real estate firms championing the real estate market in the Peabody/Lynnfield community."

"I am delighted to have joined this highly competent and well respected organization," said Drislane. "I am honored to be part of the organizations assembly of professional Realtors."

Drislane previously tenured as a volunteer in the department of infants and children for the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts and has vast experience in real estate and is knowledgeable of the Lynnfield real estate market. She specializes in all levels of residential real estate, including estate sales and new construction.

The Drislanes' two sons were raised in Lynnfield and attended the Lynnfield Public Schools.  They now have three grandsons in the Lynnfield schools.




(Article Courtesy of Peabody & Lynnfield Weekly News-March 5, 2009)


Congratulations! Congress has increased the homebuyer tax credit to $8,000 and has made several improvements concerning this credit.  This bill provides for an $8,000 tax credit that would available for first time home buyers for the purchase of an owner occupied residence on or after January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009 and the best news is that this credit does not require repayment. The credit will be claimed on a tax return to reduce the buyers income tax liability. If any credit remains unused, then the unused amount will be refunded as a check to the purchaser. 




(Article Courtesy of Peabody & Lynnfield Weekly News-March 5, 2009)

There is no doubt tat our nation is in the midst of a very serious economic crises that in 2008 extended to our regional economy as well as our local housing market.


As a result, last year was one of the most challenging in recent memory.  Everyone was impacted in some way as this was certainly an apprehensive time for those buying and selling property.  Both buyers and sellers encountered a whole host of new challenges ranging from getting accurate appraisals to dealing with new requirements from lenders.


In light of all this, our Realtors really made the difference.  They helped overcome obstacles. They gave some great advice and showed a lot of compassion and understanding to their customers and clients alike.  Most importantly, they were a calm and trusted voice of reason in every transaction.


Our Realtors experience and knowledge of our local marketplace really paid off for our clients.  In this current real estate market, accurate pricing, effective marketing and experienced representation, are critical in order to succeed. Now more than ever, choosing the right Realtor makes all the difference.



In Lynnfield, the average sales price for a home fell by 12% in 2008. During that time, the total number of homes sold declined by 29%. Particularly impacted, were the number of homes sales over $600K, which dropped by 54%.  With this in mind, Northrup Realtors were involved in the sale of 1 of every 2 homes sold in Lynnfield in 2008 (42 of 84).  Remarkably, Northrup's Realtors also participated in the sale of 80% of the homes sold over $600K (20 to 25).






In Peabody, the average sales price for a home fell by 9% in 2008.  During that time the total number of homes sold in Peabody declined by 5%.

Looking forward we are hopeful that 2009 will be a better year.  Interest rates are down to historic lows. We are working with a number of strong buyers anxiously awaiting the right home in order to take advantage of these favorable rates. 

At the same time we are experiencing a shortage of inventory in a number of key price ranges.  In these current market conditions, we have found that a home priced reasonably still sells fairly quickly.

Since 1952, in good times and bad, Northrup Associates has been the name that people trust.  Now more than ever, if you are thinking of buying or selling a home give us a call so we can put our experience and expertise to work for you.







(Article Courtesy of Peabody & Lynnfield Weekly News-March 5, 2009)

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Now you can preview our best values, perform a one click search specific to architecture, lifestyle and more. Consumers can also access important links to news media, local hospitals or other North Shore area information.  Feel free to login to and see why weve been servicing Lynnfield & Peabody since 1952.




(Article Courtesy of Peabody & Lynnfield Weekly News-February 19, 2009)


Northrup Associates award winning Realtors have been providing Buyers and Sellers in Lynnfield and Peabody with the security of working with the utmost experienced professionals in the real estate industry.

While national chains and corporately owned real estate companies have come and gone-Northrup Associates has continued to grow and prosper.  Our success could not have been possible if it werent for the support of the residents in our surrounding community and we sincerely thank you. Our fine reputation in your community is important to us because at Northrup- people come first and our Realtors are focused on building relationships that remain long after the sale of your property.