Hilary W. Foutes

Certified Since 2018

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Hilary W. Foutes

  • Sagan Harborside |Sotheby’s International Realty

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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 Cumm 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. 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 ®.


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.


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

Hilary W. Foutes's Information
  • 300 Salem Street
    Swampscott MA 01907
  • Harry Potter Series, Flowers in the Blood, & The Constant Princess, Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Biloxi Blues, The Godfather, The Color Purple,
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Soccer

The Facts About Hilary W. Foutes

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  • 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
  • Dear HILARY,  Now that we are settled into our house and able to reflect we wanted to send you a note of sincere thanks. As anyone who has done it will testify, buying and selling a house simultaneously is stressful and hectic. During our recent experience with this it was great to have you help us all along the way. Having you represent us as a seller was truly impressive. All the advice you gave us for getting ready to list, calming our nerves once listed and anxious for traffic, and finally counseling us through the negotiation and execution of the sale was invaluable and always spot on. However we would be remiss if we did not also commend you for the job you did on the other side of the table. As the seller agent on our purchase you were equally impressive in representing your clients while also being fair to us and helpful where appropriate. We purchased our home from a close personal friend you were representing and I am confident we all appreciated your sensitivity in the process that helped to even strengthen our friendship. In summary, we made a great choice in selecting you as our agent and you took care of the rest. Our Sincere Thanks, Kristen and Matt Matthew and Kristen Roddy
  • 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, Attorney
  • 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
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