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      Norfolk County Real Estate

      Molisse Realty Group Names The M+M Realty Team Top Producers for March 2017

      Broker/Owner Brian Molisse is pleased to announce that The M+M Realty Team were awarded with Top Closed Sales and Top New Listings for the month of March. The power team of M+M is a collaboration of REALTORS® Fran Marci-Glenn and Lizanne Moffatt.

       

      Fran and Lizanne have both been selling real estate on the South Shore for over 20 years. Fran comes with a background in fabric design and can offer tips on staging a home for sale. She has an eye for the perfect camera angle and comes back time and again to get the right lighting that showcases the details of your home. Fran consistently follows up with all leads and potentially interested parties. Professional and courteous at every step, Fran sets her sights on your success and will be there every step of the way.


      With an arsenal of fresh marketing ideas and new approaches to the job of pairing homes with families, Lizanne will be there to take you right to the closing table. Lizanne approaches real estate on the South Shore with an honest appreciation of the area. Her business is hyperlocal, with a keen awareness of the different nuances of selling from town to town in our area. That enthusiasm coupled with negotiating skills can help you achieve your real estate goals whether you are a buyer or a seller.

      Each year The M+M Team continues to grow their sales goals and they consistently reach those goals!” said Brian Molisse. “We are proud to have The M+M Team represent Molisse Realty Group on the South 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 buying and selling your home. The goal of all of our agents is to provide the best possible service to our clients and customers. The M+M Team can be reached at 781-566-0019 or MandM@MolisseRealty.net. Visit their website ReallyGreatRealEstate.net. Office is located in Marshfield on 23 Snow Rd.

      Robert Briere Earns Agent of the Month Honors at Molisse Realty Group for February 2017

      Broker/Owner Brian Molisse is pleased to announce that REALTOR® Robert Briere has been named top agent for the month of February. Robert has been in the real estate business for over fifteen years on the South Shore and has been a consistent top producer throughout his career.

      “I love working with my clients, especially first time buyers that need guidance in the process of home buying and ownership,” said Robert. “I am honored to be chosen, this is a testament to the loyalty of my previous customers.  Without referrals I would not be as successful.” Robert also added, “the great thing about working for Molisse Realty Group is they give you all the administrative support and marketing tools you need, but allow you to use your experience and just be yourself.”

      “Robert’s dedication and experience makes him a superb choice for buyers and sellers of residential, commercial and investment properties. At this time he is heavily involved in the sale of luxury condos at the Clapp Memorial Building in Weymouth,” said Brian Molisse. “Robert’s high level of commitment to his clients is incomparable.”

      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. Robert Briere can be reached at 617-893-2804 or RBriere@MolisseRealty.net. His office is located at 636 Middle Street in Weymouth MA.

      Pam Vigneau Earns Agent of the Month Honors at Molisse Realty Group for January 2017

      Broker/Owner Brian Molisse is pleased to announce that REALTOR® Pam Vigneau has been named top agent for the month of January. This honor marks the close of a strong month with a total sales volume of $2,759,000.

       

      With a real estate career now spanning over 25+ years, 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 still resides. 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 and every 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’s experience and expertise in real estate has been extremely beneficial to her clients,” said Brian Molisse. “Her firsthand knowledge of the local marketplace enhances her ability to deliver maximum results to her clientele. She’s a great member of our team and we’re happy to have her honored as our top agent for January!”

       

      Pam is involved in 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.   The ocean is something that Danny loved, and Pam and her son Evan are grateful for the continued support from those who sponsor along with all the Captains, cooks and crew that volunteer to make this memorable event happen each year. 

       

      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. Pam Vigneau can be reached at 781-258-9282 or PamV@MolisseRealty.net. Her office is located at 23 Snow Road/Webster Square in Marshfield.

      Molisse Realty Group Teams Up with Weymouth Fire Department to Test New Smoke Alarm Scheduling Process

      The Weymouth Fire Department is developing a new online process for scheduling smoke alarm inspections for one/two family homes and condos/townhouses being sold.  Molisse Realty Group has been selected to test the new online scheduling system.

       

      Captain Thomas Still and Captain Steven Tilley joined us at our Weymouth office to go over the process.  The online system will make it easier for Realtors® to schedule inspections of the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors of residential properties. Mass General Law Chapter 148, Section 26F requires that all residential properties being sold be inspected by the fire department for compliance with the regulation. The certificate of compliance is good for 60 days.

       

      The informative class also updated our Realtors® on the revised smoke alarm regulations that went into effect December 1, 2016. The changes only apply to one- and two- family residences built before 1975 that have not been substantially altered.  If built or altered after that date, the smoke alarm requirements are established by the state building code.  Working smoke alarms installed prior to December 1, 2016 (that met requirements) can continue to be used until they are 10 years old or have exceeded the manufacturer’s recommended life. For more information go to: www.weymouth.ma.us/fire-department or www.mas.gov/dfs.

       

      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.

      Farmers Markets are popping up all along the South Shore

      Farmers Markets have been making a comeback for quite a few years now, just about every other town has one. If you haven't visited one, here are a few reasons why you should.  

      Support your local growers, their vegetables are super fresh and offer robust flavor

      Pick up something you have never tried before!  Aside from having fresh produce these markets often have artisans who craft soaps, dog treats, honey, cheese, jams...the list goes on and on.  

      You will know where your produce and crafted items come from.  It's fun to talk to people who are passionate about the products they provide.  The farmers and vendors take great pride in their offerings.

       

      Here is a short list of a few area Farmers Markets:

      Marshfield, MA www.facebook.com/MarshfieldFM/

      Plymouth, MA www.plymouthfarmersmarket.org

      Weymouth, MA www.weymouth.ma.us/farmers-market

      Scituate, MA  www.scituatefarmersmarket.com

       

      Home Buying Tips


      We have had a couple of blog posts giving advice and tips to Sellers, but what about Buyers?  Here are a few things to get you started in the journey to buying your next home.

      1. Work with a local Real Estate agent.  Local agents will know the in's and out's of the area you want to move to and can be a vital asset in getting new property listings and information as soon as it becomes available. 

      2. This market is going crazy and homes are not staying on the market long, try your best to be educated about the market you are shopping in.  Be ready to make an offer if you walk into "The One"; this includes being pre-approved with a lender and having a pre-approval letter, and also having a check handy for a good faith deposit.

      3. Location, Location, Location! You love the neighborhood but only "like" the house, consider making improvements over time to create the home you will love.  

      4. Keep re-sale values in mind.  Life changes, sometimes buyers think they are going to live somewhere forever but then land that amazing job...across the country!  Getting the most out of your home sale can make that move a little less painful for your wallet. 

      5. Look past the furnishings and decor.  Staged homes look great but what will it look like when you move your stuff in?  Try to imagine your couch, coffee table, etc. in the living room. This will also apply to homes where the taste of the owner may not be the same as yours; again, try to imagine your furniture and belongings in the house.

       

       

      Barbara Chandler joins Molisse Realty Group Marshfield

      Molisse Realty Group is happy to announce that Barbara Chandler has joined our company in the Marshfield Office!  Barbara is a Marshfield resident and is very active in the community along with her husband.  They own and operate cranberry bogs and an equestrian facility where their daughter teaches and boards horses.  

      Barbara has been in Real Estate for 34 years and has seen so many changes in the industry throughout those years.  She originally entered Real Estate as a way to have a flexible schedule in order to spend time with her children and attend their sports and other events.  Barbara is dedicated to continuing her professional growth and learning new technologies to keep pace with her clients needs.  The changes over the years have been significant and she feels they have improved the buying and selling process making it easier, more documented, and adding protection for her clients.

      Having lived on the South Shore her entire life her knowledge of both the history and towns from Hingham through Plymouth and everywhere in between is extensive; she loves to share this knowledge and introduce new people coming into the area to a place she loves. “I’m proud to be able to say, move to the South Shore and enjoy a quality of living like no other!”

      Barbara Chandler can be reached by email at BChandler@MolisseRealty.net or 781-910-7028.

       

      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!