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5 Good Things from The Age of Coronavirus

In these uncertain times, it can be challenging to find daily bright spots among so much daily news of rising infection numbers and the vagueness of how long this might all continue. As a small business owner, I find myself contemplating additional layers of worry – like how my family of agents is holding up, how our long-term clients are doing, and how might this impact the housing market once the worst is over.

At the same time, I have found some unexpected comfort and improvements in my day-to-day life, and I wanted to share some of those with you.

1. I pick up the phone more.

As a society, I think we have become so quick to fire off a quick text or check in by email. Lately, I find people are more willing to pick up the phone for a check-in call, myself included. There is comfort in picking up the phone and hearing the familiar voice of family or friends that I may typically send a text to. At the same time, with limited in-person interactions, the conversations I have with my team and clients take on a renewed importance to me – not just professionally, but also as a means of fulfilling the basic need for one-on-one, person-to-person contact.

2. I’ve been able to clean, declutter and prioritize.

While most of us are still busy working from home, we have more down time in the comfort of our own surroundings. I have been able to create checklists of things that we need to get done, and in some cases, I have skipped the list and just completed projects that have been long overdue but have sat on the backburner. The funny part about so many of these things is that they don’t take a long time, but procrastination has pushed them off. From touching up small spots on walls to taking a feather duster to the edges of the ceilings throughout the house, all of these little things have provided a profound feeling of accomplishment.

3. Who knew I could cook?

Without the ability to go out to dinner in a pinch, suddenly, we find ourselves doing a lot more cooking at home. While this isn’t an unusual thing at face value, I have found that I am enjoying the art of cooking more and have enjoyed my time planning, preparing and savoring the meals we make at home.

4. I am getting more fresh air than ever.

Walks are a staple of social distancing. The dog loves it, and it gives us a chance to get outside and see familiar and unfamiliar faces who are all experiencing the same unfamiliar time in their lives. There is reassurance in seeing life continue at a very basic level and knowing that we’re all going to be okay.

5. People are kinder.

Whether I am at the supermarket, on a walk, or working in the yard, I have realized we are all in this together. People are kinder, gentler and more personable.

Let’s face it: New Englanders can be a bit salty and speak only when spoken to, however, I have found myself saying more hellos and receiving more “hello, how are you doing’s” than ever before. 

Hopefully, in the course of the coming weeks, we will find ourselves emerging from this unexpected and unfamiliar and uncomfortable public health crisis, but I hope we remember the best parts of it – the parts that have reminded us of our own humanity and the simpler parts of being good people.

In the end, the economy will recover, and the housing market will be fine. The bonus just might be a renewed appreciation for human connection and time with the people who mean the most to us.

Be well, everyone.

Brian Molisse

The Massachusetts' Spring Real Estate Market is Booming – Despite Coronavirus

I think we can all agree that this is shaping up to be a challenging time all around the world.

While the global markets struggle to make sense of Coronavirus, how to address it, and what its longer-term impact may or may not be, we are still seeing a great deal of positive news coming out of the Massachusetts real estate market.

We already know that recent Fed rate cuts have had a positive impact on mortgage rates. The Mortgage Bankers Association said 30-year fixed rates fell 10 basis points in the week ending March 6 to 3.47%, the lowest since December 2012. The group's refinancing index, meanwhile, surged 78.6% to 6,418.9 points, the highest since April 2009, as Americans rushed to re-set their home borrowing rates. 

Closer to home, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors just released their home sales report for February 2020, and the numbers are strong!

Single-family home statistics for Massachusetts:

  • Pending sales for 2020 sit at 4,383 – this represents a 25.2% increase over February 2019
  • The median price of a single-family home in February 2020 was $396,900 – that’s 4.7% higher than February 2019.

If you’re more interested in the Massachusetts condominium market, those numbers are equally impressive:

  • Pending sales for 2020 sit at 1,806 – this represents a 18.6% increase over February 2019
  • The median price of a condominium in February 2020 was $395,000 – that’s 13.2% higher than February 2019’s number of $349,000.

If there’s any drawback to this data, it’s simply that demand is outpacing inventory. But there is a silver lining: if you are looking to sell, low rates and high demand mean that you will get top dollar for your property. If you’re looking to purchase, my team of experienced, service-focused agents have unmatched access to properties on Massachusetts’ North and South Shores and beyond.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly at bmolisse@molisserealty.net or by phone at 781-831-4754.

Molisse Realty Group 2017 Top Agent Awards Luncheon

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What a busy year this has been in 2018! We moved to two new office locations in Scituate Harbor at 164 Front Street and Manchester-by-the-Sea at 17 Beach Street, Suite D. Celebrated our 10 year anniversary in business. Announced our brand's new campaign messaging which gets back to the core of the brand objective – fulfilling dreams! Broker/Owner Brian Molisse has been busy building a strong team of agents, and for the second year in a row, readers of South Shore Living magazine voted Molisse Realty Group the “Best Real Estate Agency” on the South Shore!

We finally had a day to take time and honor those agents that make Molisse Realty Group a great company to be a part of.  These real estate professionals have been dedicated, focused and exceeded their own expectations in 2017.  They all exemplify our brand’s commitment of extraordinary service.  All our top agents from 2017 enjoyed a fabulous lunch and award ceremony at The Fours in Norwell. We applaud their achievement!

Congratulations to our top producers of 2017!

TOP TEAM AWARD $3,000,000+ Sales Volume: M+M Realty Team (Marshfield) (L to R) Fran-Marci Glenn, Lizanne Moffat

 

SILVER AWARD $4,000,000+ Sales Volume: (L to R) Liz Roosevelt (Scituate) and Gerri Predella (Marshfield)

 

GOLD AWARD $5,000,000+ Sales Volume: (L to R) Jeanne Mulvaney (Weymouth), Jackie Braga (Scituate), Pamela Vigneau (Marshfield) and Red Giovanucci (Scituate)

(Margaret Maher Sheahan, Manchester-by-the-Sea, not shown)

 

PLATINUM AWARD $7,000,000+ Sales Volume: Mary Mabey (Marshfield)

 

DIAMOND AWARD $9,000,000+ Sales Volume: (L to R) Jessica Tully (Manchester-by-the-Sea) and Marian Duksta (Marshfield)

 

PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR SALES EXCELLENCE 2017 #1 Sales Volume: Michael Molisse (Weymouth)

Molisse Realty Group Names Mike Molisse Top Agent for August 2018

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Broker/Owner Brian Molisse is pleased to announce that Mike Molisse has been named top agent for the month of August.

Mike Molisse is a lifelong resident of Weymouth with large family roots in town and strong ties to the local community, currently serving as Councilor-At-Large for the last 19 years. As town councilor, Mike has always focused on being Committed, Dedicated, Determined, and Accessible to the residents of Weymouth. As your REALTOR, Mike carries these same principals over to his business; fully committed and dedicated to his clients who are buying and selling homes on the South Shore and across Massachusetts, always accessible and fully determined to negotiate the best deal possible.

“Thank you to my clients, couldn’t thank them enough for the referrals that they send my way. My clients are very important to me and I truly believe in a hands on approach”, says Mike Molisse. “My clients always come first. Whether buying or selling my client is my top priority.”

“Mike is a dedicated listener, able advisor, and a strong advocate for his clients. He follows the real estate market trends so that he can be able to make well-informed decisions for his clients,” says Brian Molisse. “He focuses on looking out for his clients’ best interests above all. He is happy to serve not just the South Shore, but all of Massachusetts real estate needs.”

Mike is truly redefining relationships one client at a time. He is the epitome of a servant leader and does not hesitate to lend a helping hand. His past clients speak to the level of confidentiality, professionalism and humor that he is able to bring with him no matter the situation. With compassion and integrity, Mike Molisse is truly paving the way for others and is always in search of the next client to demonstrate his “Dedication and Hard Work.”

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. Mike Molisse can be reached at 781-331-4339 or mmolisse@molisserealty.net. His office is located at 636 Middle Street in Weymouth.

Molisse Realty Group Voted “Best Real Estate Agency” on the South Shore

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For the second year in a row, readers of South Shore Living magazine voted Molisse Realty Group the “Best Real Estate Agency” on the South Shore!

This year there were a record-breaking number of reader surveys through the magazine’s annual online poll. The annual "Best of the South Shore" contest encourages readers to cast ballots in many categories to pick their favorite local service providers.

“We’ve got such a wonderful group of agents at Molisse Realty. When I go into our offices the energy is amazing, because of our staff and agents, who love what they do.” Brian Molisse says, “Our agents are family to me and I couldn’t be prouder for all they do. To receive the highest accolades from the readers of South Shore Living two years in a row is amazing. I am so proud and deeply appreciative of the support of our community! This is such a huge honor for us and thanks to our staff and agents for always putting their clients first and their passion to help.”

The “Best of the South Shore” award winners were announced in a special section of August’s issue of South Shore Living. Check out the list of top businesses and services in the region voted by readers, as well as favorite editor picks.

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Molisse Realty Group is driven to help our clients maximize their investments and realize their long-term goals. Molisse Realty Group helps both those buying and selling homes, to fulfill their goals of achieving home ownership.

Molisse Realty Group is the only independent brokerage with offices spanning both the North and South Shores of Massachusetts. Molisse's boutique-size firm enables us to be truly flexible, we help our clients with a marketing plan that helps get their homes sold quickly. We customize the perfect plan to meet the unique needs of every customer while maintaining the resources and network necessary to ensure premiere access to the best homes and targeted buyers. We are with our clients from beginning to the end and we build lasting friendships.

 

Molisse Realty Group has over 80+ agents, an in-house marketing department and a staff that are there to answer any questions. Brian Molisse is the sole owner of Molisse Realty Group and believes honesty, integrity and hard work are the keys to our success! For more information, visit www.molisserealty.com.

At Molisse Realty Group, we believe in big dreams.

Molisse Realty Group Names Jeanne Mulvaney Top Agent for June

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Broker/Owner Brian Molisse is pleased to announce that Jeanne Mulvaney has been named top agent for the month of June. She is a consistent top agent in residential sales from Boston to the South Shore.

Jeanne Mulvaney is a lifelong resident of the South Shore and currently lives in the town of Weymouth. She is a well-respected and established full-time REALTOR and works as both a buyer & selling agent. She has seen many changes in the real estate industry throughout her 14 year career, but the one constant that never changes is the dedication she feels towards her clients. 

“I am very fortunate to have a great following. Lots of opportunities come from repeat clients and referrals from past clients,” Jeanne says. “It's a great time to sell your home, and I'm here to help guide members of the community through the exciting and sometimes overwhelming process of buying or selling real estate."

“You can count on Jeanne for being an honest and hardworking REALTOR that is dedicated to her clients, she will be by your side through the entire home buying and selling process,” says Brian Molisse. “We are extremely proud that she is part of the Molisse Realty Group team.”

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. Jeanne Mulvaney can be reached at 781-424-6843 or JMulvaney@MolisseRealty.net.

Kate McRoberts Joins Molisse Realty Group at their new Scituate Location

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Kate McRoberts has joined the growing roster of experienced REALTORS at Molisse Realty Group’s new location at 164 Front Street in Scituate Harbor.

Kate has been helping people buy and sell homes in Southeastern Massachusetts since obtaining her real estate license in 2014. Kate has a personal understanding of the process of making a local move or relocating to another geographic area. She was born in Montana, and lived in many U.S. states, as well as Canada, before her parents settled on Cape Cod. She and her husband Paul have bought and sold several homes on the South Shore, and she knows the challenges associated with moving across towns or across the country. Kate currently resides in Hanover with husband and their teenaged daughter, four dogs, one cat and a horse.

Kate earned a B.A. at UMASS Boston and a master's degree at Framingham State College. She also has a post-graduate degree in elementary education.  Before entering the real estate field, she taught first and third grades in Lakeville and Kingston and previously worked in human resources. She has also been supporting animal rights by donating a portion of each of her commission checks to local and out-of-state rescue groups and shelters.  Kate is also a volunteer for three rescue groups. “Three of my dogs are rescues,” says Kate. “So, if you’re looking for a great pet, I can help you there too.”

“I joined Molisse Realty because I was impressed with Brian Molisse’s business approach and what the company offers its agents.  I also like the clean, simple message of the new branding as well as office appeal.  In speaking with Molise Realtors and staff I realized this would be a perfect fit for me,” says Kate. “My buyers’ and sellers’ interests come first, because I work for them, I provide a personal, supportive approach that helps them every step of the way.”

Brian Molisse, founder of Molisse Realty Group, says of Kate, “We are very excited to have Kate join Molisse Realty Group. Her commitment to her clients and the community makes her a pleasure to work with and an honor to have on our team.”

Contact Kate McRoberts if you are planning on buying and selling. A complimentary Market Analysis will be provided if you are thinking of listing. She is available for all your real estate needs and can be reached at 508-230-6678 or email her directly at kmcroberts@molisserealty.net.

Molisse Realty Group Names Pam Vigneau Top Agent for May

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Broker/Owner Brian Molisse is pleased to announce that Pam Vigneau has been named top agent for the month of May. The honor marks the close of a strong month.

Pam is a consistent top selling and listing broker on the South Shore and has received several recognitions as the #1 agent in the town of Marshfield where she resides. Born and raised in North Quincy she moved to Marshfield in 1983 to raise her family. She has been in real estate for 27 years and received her Brokers license in 2000. Remaining in touch with many of her clients from throughout the years has been a large part of her success. Pam considers herself honored each time she receives a referral from a past client, recommending her to their family and friends who are now looking to buy or sell a home.

Pam is currently serving her 8th year on the Board of Directors at Green Harbor Yacht Club. She is involved in many community events and founded “Danny’s Journey” in 2011, an event established in memory of her late husband Danny Vigneau. “Danny’s Journey” allows for children with special needs of all kinds, and their families/aides to experience a day locally, of sailing/boating, fishing, outdoor activities and a huge cookout.

Brian Molisse, founder of Molisse Realty Group, says of Pam, “She is dedicated to her clients and the community. Pam is always reaching out to help people in need. She is a true example of a REALTOR and we are so proud to have her part of Molisse Realty Group.”

Pam Vigneau can be reached for all your real estate needs at 781-258-9282 or email her directly at pamv@molisserealty.net.

Robert Delaney Joins Molisse Realty Group at their Marshfield Location

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Robert Delaney has joined the growing roster of experienced REALTORS at Molisse Realty Group’s office in Marshfield.

Robert has been a licensed REALTOR since 2017. Robert grew up on the South Shore, has lived in Marshfield, now a resident of Kingston. He strives to be a beacon of supportive and exceptional resources for all your real estate needs. Personalized guidance, tailored to meet your specific standards, is his ultimate passion.

Robert says, "Whether your looking to buy or sell a home, there are monumental decisions and investments that require overseeing by someone that has your best interests at heart every step of the way.”

“The reason I decided that Molisse Realty Group was the best real estate brokerage to join is because they have everything to help you succeed with training, mentoring, professionalism, location and leadership,” says Robert. “As a REALTOR I have bring dedication and personal knowledge to my work. You can be assured that I will stay on top of all the details of the deal, to provide a smooth and easy-going transaction.”

Brian Molisse, founder of Molisse Realty Group, says of Robert, “We are very excited to have Robert join our team of highly trained professionals. His passion for helping people makes him a perfect fit for our team and clients.”

Robert Delaney can be reached for all your real estate needs at 617-835-7670 or email him directly at rgdelaney@molisserealty.net.

Molisse Realty Group Names Gerri Predella Top Agent for April

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Broker/Owner Brian Molisse is pleased to announce that Gerri Predella has been named top agent for the month of April. Gerri is a dedicated REALTOR offering her clients over 20 years of real estate experience. Her level of commitment to always further her education is the reason she is now a licensed real estate Broker in Massachusetts and a licensed REALTOR in Rhode Island. When not selling real estate, Gerri gives back to her community by supporting various organizations and non-profits.

Prior to her real estate career, Gerri worked as an appraiser, which is an invaluable asset to her buyers and sellers. It was her love of real estate and working with clients to help them fulfill their dream that triggered the career switch. As a top seller, Gerri’s success is attributed to her dedication to her clients, attention to even the smallest detail, and her ability to see the big picture.

In her own words, “I’m responsible for my clients’ largest asset, their home.” She doesn’t take this responsibility lightly which is why a majority of her business comes from referrals. After working with buyers and sellers to close over 200 homes, she says that one of the things she loves most about the industry is that every day is different. “This job is always interesting. I love meeting new clients and regardless of how many homes I sold, I always learn something new. Connecting with new people, assisting them in reaching their objectives, truly makes this job worthwhile. It makes going the extra mile easy. I treat each person, each encounter, as I would want to be treated, always putting the clients needs first. Every clients move is motivated by different circumstances. It can be an emotional process and I make it my priority to be by their side every step of the way to accomplish their goals and dreams!”

“Gerri has consistently been one of South Shore’s top producers, she has built a loyal clientele as a result of her attention to detail and problem-solving skills,” says Brian Molisse. “This is a well-deserved recognition of all of her hard work.”

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. Gerri Predella can be reached at 781-910-6920 or GPredella@MolisseRealty.net.