Barnstable County Real Estate

Walter Hall Leads "Power of Partnering" Orientation Session for Molisse Realty Group Agents

Walter Hall, a Norwell resident and author with decades of real estate experience, recently led an orientation session for Molisse Realty Group real estate professionals focused on “The Power of Partnering,” which included the use of his latest book, All Things REAL ESTATE, in their real estate relationships.  The session served as the first effort of the recently established pilot program exclusively arranged between Hall and Brian Molisse, founder and owner of the four-location Molisse Realty Group, and was held at the Marshfield location of Molisse Realty Group.   

This program is designed in part to provide advanced training of real estate agents in the practice of their profession.  Molisse Realty Group will use the book as part of The Power of Partnering program to educate the buying and selling public. With a normal retail value of $9.50, All Things REAL ESTATE will be made available free to current and potential buyers and sellers, compliments of Molisse Realty Group.

Hall discussed how the Power of Partnering Program involves four interrelated components:  agents, sellers, buyers, and the playbook (All Things REAL ESTATE).  The genesis of The Power of Partnering started with Hall’s first effort and lessons learned as a real estate professional while leading Walter Hall Realtors, which became one of the largest real estate companies in New England at the time.

“In real estate, our essential product is service,” said Hall.  “Most Realtors focus on trying to achieve service satisfaction, by meeting their clients’ expectations.  But outstanding firms go above service satisfaction, striving to achieve ‘service delight’ by exceeding clients’ service and cost expectations. This is the future of the leading Realtors in the country, including Molisse Realty Group,” Hall added.

“We’re offering this book to anyone interested in learning more about buying or selling a home,” said Molisse.  “In real estate, knowledge is power, and this easy-to-read guide that explains real estate in a straight forward manner offers our clients a great way to better understand the process, develop realistic expectations, and allows people to navigate the real estate process to a successful outcome.  Additionally, we’re happy to show people how we’re different than our competitors, and giving people this book with our compliments is one way to demonstrate our different approach in a way that’s extremely helpful to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."

“We were thrilled to welcome Walter to come and introduce the book to our agents,” Molisse added.  “His decades of knowledge and experience are so valuable, and we are excited about the opportunities this program presents.”

All Things REAL ESTATE is available through the Molisse Realty Group offices in Marshfield, Scituate, Weymouth, and Manchester-by-the-Sea, as well as through its website, www.MolisseRealty.com/book-request , or by calling 781-837-5600.

MOLISSE REALTY GROUP is pleased to announce the addition of Joyce Gerraughty to our Marshfield office

Molisse Realty Group is pleased to announce the addition of REALTOR® Joyce Gerraughty to their roster of professional real estate agents serving the South Shore.

Joyce received her Massachusetts Real Estate license in 1996 and Brokers license in 2005. She had been managing Real Estate offices for over 15 years. Joyce knows that is very important to stay informed and continue with her Real Estate education. She has earned the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation, which is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate. Other designations include the Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) that is designed to elevate professional standards, strengthen individual and office performance, and indicate expertise in brokerage management. She has also received the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers and brokers, which is the (CRS) designation, a Certified Residential Specialist. She is also a top marketer for her clients as an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP). Joyce knows how staging works and communicates those benefits of home staging to her clients.

“I chose Molisse Realty Group because after I met with Brian and saw his organization. His administrative support staff and marketing strategies are top notch. I knew this was the company I wanted to be part of,” said Gerraughty. “I’m ready to work for my sellers and buyers with all the resources and tools MRG provides.”

 “Joyce is a true professional. I have always admired her work ethic and the energy she devotes to all of her customers,” said Brian Molisse. “We are excited to have her at our Marshfield office.”

When you work with the agents of Molisse Realty Group, you get a team of individuals who will do all they can to assist you with buying and selling your home. The goal of all of our agents is to provide the best possible service to our clients and customers. Joyce Gerraughty can be reached at 508-930-3188 or JGerraughty@MolisseRealty.net. Her office is located at 23 Snow Road in Marshfield.

Molisse Realty Group is pleased to announce the launch of their brand new Website!

After months of hard work, Molisse Realty Group is delighted to officially announce the launch of their new website, designed with a fresh new look and user-friendly navigation. You can search the new site at www.MolisseRealty.com.

Molisse Realty Group recognized the importance of mobile responsive websites and integrated IDX search. Users expect a seamless experience online, no matter what the device. Their goal with this new website is to provide visitors an easier way to learn about Molisse Realty’s services, how you can easily contact a real estate agent, and learn about the real estate market. The new site offers powerful search tools, it is interactive and gives better access to conduct MLS and Map searches. There will be constant updating with content with helpful real estate information, blogs, company announcements and client successes in the agents testimonials section.

“I hope you find the new website fresh and modern; we worked hard to make sure it contains valuable real estate information to assist you with your North and South Shore real estate needs,” said Brian Molisse, Broker/Owner. “If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please send them our way.”


Molisse Realty Group has a total of four offices, with over 85 agents. We have South Shore offices located in Marshfield, Scituate and Weymouth. We are also located in Manchester-by-the-Sea on the North Shore. When you work with the agents of Molisse Realty Group, you get a team of individuals who will do all they can to assist you with selling and buying your home. Honesty, integrity and hard work are the keys to Molisse Realty’s success! For more information about Molisse Realty Group, please visit our new website www.MolisseRealty.com.

Molisse Realty Group Names Maryellen Boudreau Top Agent for July 2017

Broker/Owner Brian Molisse is pleased to announce that Maryellen Boudreau has been named top agent for the month of July with most number of sales.

Maryellen has been in the Real Estate business for 12 years. Having had 10 years in client service positions, 12 years in financial services and a full time Realtor® since 2005, she has the necessary skills that are required to provide top level service. In this current real estate market Maryellen has successfully matched buyers and sellers in the South Shore area which has proved to be a rewarding experience. Having grown up in Dorchester she is also knowledgeable in the Greater Boston market.

“My goal is to ensure that all my clients have a positive buying and selling experience by providing excellent service through hard work, trust and loyalty,” says Maryellen Boudreau. “I appreciate the loyalty and continued support from my clients. I am always looking forward to establishing new relationships.”

“So proud of Maryellen, she is such a huge asset here at Molisse Realty Group, she was the first agent to Join MRG group in 2008,” says Brian Molisse. “Maryellen is an exceptional agent who cares so much about her clients and her passion of Real Estate truly shows.”

When you work with the agents of Molisse Realty Group, you get a team of individuals who will do all they can to assist you with buying and selling your home. The goal of all of our agents is to provide the best possible service to our clients and customers. Maryellen Boudreau can be reached at 781-771-2540 or MBoudreau@MolisseRealty.net. Her office is located on 23 Snow Road in Marshfield.

 

Molisse Realty Group Names Amy L. Troup Top Agent for August 2017

Broker/Owner Brian Molisse is pleased to announce that Amy L. Troup has been named top agent for the month of August with the highest number of sales.

Amy has been a Realtor® for the past 13 1/2 years. As an active member of the South Shore Realtor® Association; Amy serves as the Co-Chair of the Young Professionals Network at the association which has been created to teach Realtors® and Affiliates why a member of South Shore Realtors® is a large benefit to a Realtors® career. Amy loves to share with other Realtors® why it’s a major benefit to belong to a great association, especially their great networking and educational support. For over ten years Amy has been planning and performing in the yearly event to support Homes for Our Troops and drives to help Father Bills Help More Homeless People Have Shelter. Amy is also involved and the creator of the eXposure tour, working with other brokers on the South Shore in touring new properties. It is a great chance for other agents to network and preview listed properties. The benefits of the tour is to show to other Realtors® that have a buyer or to get feedback and staging advice that will move the property!  Amy believes that the Realtor® community is about working together, not in competition; it is about your homes and lives, not a sale.

“Amy is an amazing agent who always put her clients first and they all love her passion for Real Estate and her energy,” says Brian Molisse. “Her outstanding dedication for community service is inspiring.”

When you work with the agents of Molisse Realty Group, you get a team of individuals who will do all they can to assist you with buying and selling your home. The goal of all of our agents is to provide the best possible service to our clients and customers. Amy Troup can be reached at 781-775-5229 or ATroup@MolisseRealty.net. Her office is located at 23 Snow Road in Marshfield.

Brian Molisse attends 2016 Realtor Day on the Hill in Boston

Brian Molisse attends 2016 Realtor Day on the Hill in Boston today, June 21st.  Each year Realtors from around the state gather at the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill for a continental breakfast and networking with their local representatives learning and discussing the key upcoming legislative issues affecting Real Estate and private homeownership.

This year marks the 31st year for this important gathering.  Today's keynote speaker was Lt. Governor Karyn Polito who addressed Realtor; she discussed issues facing homeowners, and about selling land owned by the Commonwealth to raise revenue and to give an opportunity to have new home buyers build new homes all over the state.  The Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR) supplied a list of the priority topics that would be discussed as an association; among those included were (for a list please click here):

  • Support Copper Theft Prevention
  • Support Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief and Debt Collection
  • Oppose Anti-Production Land Use and Zoning  

Also attending with Brian this year was Gina Michini of the Marshfield office.

Tips For Preparing Your Home For Sale: Show Ready

Last week we talked about curb appeal and offered some tips on how to make your home more attractive to buyers checking it out from the street riding by.  You must have done a great job on the outside because now you have showing appointments scheduled! Here are some ideas on how to be "show ready".

1. Clean. Scrub the bathrooms, the kitchen...everything. Put together a handy tote with quick cleaning supplies and fresh towels so you can be ready in a flash!

2. Clear off the refrigerator and counters.  It gives the kitchen a clean, streamlined apprearance.

3. Candles or air fresheners? Neither...buyers are typically suspicious of odor masking techniques. You won't need these if you keep up on tip #1 above.

4. Clear the floors. Provide the inhabitants of your household with hampers so the picking up of bedrooms becomes a smidge easier to handle. Don't forget to vacuum and sweep the floors too.

5. Freshen up throw pillows and decor. Less is more when it comes to decorative items; this seller used a single color in the toss pillows and small pieces such as the mantle vase and candy dish throughout the room to give it a designer look. 

 

It's not always easy to achieve all this with pets, children, job schedules, etc. but doing your best a little bit each day will help take some of the stress out of showing appointments. Offering a clean and tidy home goes a long way with buyers!

 

Check back each week as we offer this multi-post series on Preparing Your Home For Sale!

Tips for Preparing Your Home For Sale: Curb Appeal

This is it!  You have made the decision to sell your home, the Real Estate Agent has been hired, and you have started looking at new homes.  How do you get your home sold in less time for the most return?  Follow these tips from our experts to get your home noticed and buyers interested.

1. Spruce up your yard.  Rake out the lawn, pick up leaves, trim headges, and clear away debris. Having a green lawn is ideal not only for potential buyers riding by the home but also for photos that your agent will use to market your home.

2. Paint your front door.  Give it a new coat of paint, keep it classic or choose a bright bold color.

3. Place pots of vibrant flowers near your door or entryway.  Flowers are an instant pop of color and offer a cheerful welcome.

4. Replace your address numbers on the house.  Make the house easier to find with numbers of a contrasting color to the siding or trim, and make them large enough to be seen from the street.

5. Put out the "Welcome" mat.  Replace your old or worn door mat with a fresh new one, nothing says Welcome Home better!

 

Continue to come back to our blog as "Tips for Preparing Your Home For Sale" is part of a multi-post series!

Brian Molisse receives the Seller Representative Specialist Designation

Brian Molisse, Owner/Broker of Molisse Realty Group has received the Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation from the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI), an affiliate of National Association of Realtors (NAR).  Designees are required to meet specific educational and experience criteria.

According to REBI's website, the SRS designation was created in 2006 by three recipients of the NAR Distinguished Service Award.  The purpose of the designation is to elevate an individual's professional standards, enhance their individual performance, and recognize those real estate professionals who demonstrate the knowledge and skills essential in professionally and ethically representing sellers.

The National Association of Realtors, the "Voice for Real Estate", is the world's largest professional association representing over 1,000,000 members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry.

 

Brian Molisse can be reached by phone at 781-837-5600 or by email at bmolisse@molisserealty.net.

Brian Molisse Awarded Accredited Buyer's Representation (ABR) Designation

Marshfield, MA-Brian Molisse with Molisse Realty Group has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representation (ABR®) designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).

Brian Molisse joins more than 30,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the ABR designation. All were required to successful complete a comprehensive course in buyer representation and an elective course focusing on a buyer representation specialty, both in addition to submitting documentation verifying professional experience.

REBAC, founded in 1988, is the world’s largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing the real estate buyer. There are more than 40,000 active members of the organization world-wide. The National Association of Realtors®, the “Voice for Real Estate”, is the world’s largest professional association representing over 1,000,000 members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry.

You may contact the Real Estate Buyer’s Council by telephone, 800-648-6224, by email at rebac@realtors.org, or by visiting the REBAC website, www.REBAC.net. Brian Molisse may be contacted by phone at 781-837-5600 or by email to BMolisse@MolisseRealty.net.