Marie Presti's Upcoming Classes and Presentations (2018)



Buying and Managing Rental Properties


In this class, participants will learn how to invest in rental real estate properties. They'll also be taught how to analyze and compare properties and whether or not a property manager should be hired. The class will examine a landlord's rights and responsibilities and doing an "owner-occupied" arrangement vs. renting out a property you don't live in.

Thursday, June 28, 6-9 p.m., Newton North High School. To register, visit Newton Community Education.


A First-Timer's Guide to Homebuying


In this class, attendees will learn every step in the home buying process. These include finding the perfect neighborhood, selecting the right broker, obtaining favorable financing and hiring an attorney to protect your interests. You'll also learn rights and responsibilities of condo ownership, as well as tips for avoiding disasters, from the loss of your deposit to handling a property with defects, such as termites.

Thursday, July 19, 6-9 p.m., Newton North High School. To register, visit Newton Community Education.

Downsizing for Empty-Nesters and Seniors


This free presentation will cover tips on scaling down possessions and provide information on available housing options. Attendees will learn the nuts and bolts of downsizing -- or right sizing-- as The Presti Group calls it. Financing, from home equity lines of credit to the pros and cons of reverse mortgages will also be covered. Kathleen Wright, of Essentially Yours Consulting, will provide advice on getting rid of the clutter and curating new lifestyle essentials.

Friday, Aug. 3: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., the Newton Senior Center (call to register at 617-796-1660).


What students say about Marie's presentations:


"This class is an entertaining and informative introduction to the world of home-buying!" Nathaniel L.


"Marie seriously knows her stuff, and she is clear believer in helping her clients." Lindsay C.

"I came to the class ignorant to the home buying process and I now feel more comfortable with it all. Having the knowledge is comforting."Stacy G


"I feel very confident now and I'm ready to start the home buying process."Megan K.

"Very good overview of information of buying a house and very attentiveto answering specific questions." Lilith S.

"Great Class! I learned so much to prepare myself for this adventure." Kaitlin C.

"Marie and her co-presenters were exceptional in their fields and made themselves accessible but not in a pushy way, which makes me more inclined to reach out to them as I start my home buying process. Thanks for getting my wheels turning with all the great info!"

Kara T.