Weina Shi, CFA (cell: 410.340.9399)

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Introduction
Weina Shi, CFA, is a licensed real estate agent at StartPoint Realty, serving the greater Boston region. Her work style is detailed, efficient, and proactive and has a proven track record of success in real estate analysis and marketing. She is known for her analytical mind, attention to detail, business acumen, and strengths in negotiations. She thrives to succeed in all real estate sales projects to deliver results and at the same time protects her clients’ best interests.

Weina is passionate about real estate, having served as a real estate investment analyst for international banks and investment firms. Her prior experience includes investing in real estate stocks for LaSalle Investment Management (a top real estate investment firm), UBS Investment Bank, and Commonwealth Bank of Australia. With her bilingual skills (English and Mandarin Chinese) and proactive client service style, Weina offers exceptional service to sellers and buyers alike.

Weina is a graduate of Kellogg School of Management and the Johns Hopkins University and a CFA charter holder. Weina resides in Wellesley with her husband and two children.

Purchasing Your Home
Buying a home is an exciting life event for many, especially if it is your first home. You might be at the same time starting a new job, moving into a new geographic area, or starting a family. I would love to have the opportunity to help you find your dream home with the best location, condition, and amenity package based on your needs and budget. I have a track record of locating the best home for you given the shortest time and best available price and at the same time protect your interests and ensuring your purchase completed smoothly.

Many times, buying a home is the better choice from a financial standpoint since real estate appreciate over time. Currently, the US tax codes offers attractive incentives for owning your primary residence. Your mortgage interest and property taxes are typically tax deductible on your income tax return.

I offer complimentary buying or rent analysis and buyer consultation. With my background in finance, I will be able to help you evaluate your ability to purchase. Please contact me for details.

Selling Your Home
Selling your home is an important family and a financial decision, whether you are to upgrade, downgrade, or moving out the area for job or family reasons. With the correct marketing strategy, I am able to sell your home for the highest price in the shortest amount of time to maximize your net proceeds. My market strategy is unique, and base on your home’s unique characteristics, I will be able help your buyers see why your home is special.

With my finance and marketing background and local real estate expertise, I will be able to perform a comparative market valuation for your home and help you evaluate the financial implications of your sale. I would love to work with you and help you transition to the next stage in your life. I offer a complimentary comparative market analysis. Please contact me for details.

Investment Properties
I have been a real estate investor since 2008 and finding good and cash flowing investment properties takes a different level of experience and expertise. I have screened hundreds of deals and can find you find the gems when there seems to be no good deals out there. Depending on your investment strategy, I build unique search strategy to fit you needs for cash flow and appreciation.

Real estate is an alternative asset class that offers attractive returns as well as diversification vs. traditional investment options such as stock and bonds. The current interest rate has been at historical low vs prior periods. In addition, the current tax code offers tax incentives for owning investment properties and the capital gains from your investment properties can be (indefinitely delayed) in most cases.

My expansive knowledge in the area of real estate, mortgage, finance, and investments will help you determine the optimal strategy that fits your short-term and long-term investment goals.

The real estate market is competitive in many towns around the Greater Boston area and finding an attractive investment home takes market expertise, time, and efforts. I am looking forward to guide you through this process. Please contact me for an investment strategy session.

Services Provided

  • Selling homes – representing sellers
  • Buying homes – representing buyers
  • Rental – representing landlords
  • Rental – representing tenants
  • Rent vs buy analysis and consultation
  • Investment property investment consultation and cash flow analysis
  • Property management and asset management
  • Investment property due diligence and research

Weina is an amazing broker! She is a true professional and handled every aspect of our transaction with care. Weina was spot on with her assessment of the local market and the valuation of our home. She is extremely capable and well prepared and the listing went live within a few days. Our home was marketed well (and efficiently) and our contract was signed a week later! She had gone above and beyond by providing us with exceptional advice and service throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend Weina if you are buying or selling a home!

Y. J.

Weina was referred to me by a friend and was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was always available for me and provided valuable counsel throughout the process of buying my first home. She is extremely efficient and responsive and was able to put together a comprehensive tour schedule on a holiday, and we were able to see about a dozen homes on our first day. For the second day and third day of our tour, she was able to adjust the homes based on our preference and discussions on from the previous days, and we were able to find our dream home after three days. Weina offered valuable input as to the valuation and recommended bids, and she negotiated hard for us. We were able to purchase the home at a meaningful discount to its market value as well as list price. She took detailed notes during the inspection and made sure every step of the transaction was on schedule. I am happy to recommend Weina to everyone looking to buy or sell a home.

B. Z.