Forty Five two bedroom units closed in Jamaica Plain in May and June 2018. Yes, people are paying over asking, and sometimes quite a lot. Some of these sold for $100-150k over the list price. With our clients we emphasize the importance in both buying and selling real estate of finding the market value for a property and then using a successful strategy to either have a successful offer to purchase, or to maximize the sale price. Implement a successful strategy for the market that you are in.