North Shore MA Real Estate

Tony DeBello Joins Molisse Realty Group at their Weymouth Location

Tony DeBello has joined the growing roster of experienced REALTORS at Molisse Realty Group’s office in Weymouth. A Weymouth resident, DeBello is also a well-known chef by trade who has worked and lived in the North and South shores of Massachusetts. He has extensive knowledge of Boston and the surrounding communities.

DeBello says, “Having lived in Weymouth for the past 15 years, I feel a strong connection to the area and deep obligation to give back to the community. I love living by the water. I raised my two children here with my wife, Kim. Whether buying or selling, my clients are my priority and I will bring what I have learned as a chef in regards to customer satisfaction moving forward in my real estate business.”

“The reason for choosing to work with Molisse Realty Group is because Brian Molisse helped with the sale of my home in Quincy and the purchase of my home in Weymouth. He made both transactions stress free,” says DeBello. “I’m very excited to be working with Molisse Realty Group, the company offers so many benefits that will allow me to fully devote myself to my clients and potential clients, and I can’t wait to start helping them find their dream home.”

Brian Molisse, founder of Molisse Realty Group, says of DeBello, “We are very excited to be welcoming Tony to the team. He is a tenacious, dedicated agent with great perspective in the North and South shore areas and a perfect choice for finding your new home.”

Tony DeBello can be reached for all your real estate needs at 781-308-5727 or email him directly at tdebello@molisserealty.net.

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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 dream of a real estate investment.

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, molding our offerings 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. For more information, visit www.molisserealty.com.

At Molisse Realty Group, we believe in big dreams.

Molisse Realty Group Adds Jim Brown to Manchester-by-the-Sea Team

Jim Brown has joined the growing roster of experienced Realtors® at Molisse Realty Group’s downtown office in Manchester-by-the-Sea. Born in Manchester and now residing in Essex, MA, Brown is a well-known local resident whose commitment to the local community goes beyond his extensive real estate knowledge.

Brown says, “having lived in a couple of towns on Cape Ann, I feel a strong connection to the area and deep obligation to give back to the community. I was lucky to be raised here and to be able to raise my two children here with my wife, Carroll. Whether buying or selling, I’d like to help my clients to have the same opportunity to be a part of a community that feels like home to them.”

In addition to being a long-time member of The Manchester Club and Cape Ann Sportsman’s Club, Jim is a “Town Monitor” for the North Shore Association of Realtors (NSAR) and an active Freemason serving the Manchester Lodge. He has also served as a volunteer member of the Manchester Zoning Board of Appeals.

Brian Molisse, founder of Molisse Realty Group, says of Brown, “Jim personifies the type of realtor partner that makes Molisse Realty Group special. Our team is committed to the communities we serve and giving back to those communities is one of the cornerstones of our mission. Jim is passionate, not only about real estate, but about the area in which he lives.”

Beyond his Massachusetts Real Estate license, Jim holds a degree in engineering, an MBA from Bentley University, and is a graduate of the Northern Essex Community College Home Inspection program. He is also a Notary Public.

Jim Brown can be reached at 978-810-1332 or at jbrown@molisserealty.net.

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 dream of a real estate investment.

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, molding our offerings 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. For more information, visit www.molisserealty.com.

At Molisse Realty Group, we believe in big dreams.

Molisse Realty Group Celebrates 10 Years with a Rebrand

It was 10 years ago, in the Spring of 2008: the country was enveloped in a financial crisis, widely considered by economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The situation in the subprime mortgage market had reached full-blown, international crisis mode. Lehman Brothers collapsed. The government had begun bailing out financial institutions to avoid the collapse of the world financial system. The housing market was abysmal.

And Brian Molisse decided to start a one-man real estate brokerage on Boston's South Shore.

After 10 years of working as the Director of Facilities for the May institute overseeing 160 group homes across Massachusetts, it was time for a change.

“While overseeing so many properties I ended up getting my home inspectors license and when the May Institute purchased or leased a property, I would do the inspections on them. So I was around Real Estate a lot,” Molisse said. “I always loved looking at properties and I like dealing with people, so I thought real estate would be a perfect fit.”

It is the quintessential Hollywood-style script: the little guy wanting a change, walking away from the stability of a day job and taking a shot. This script started with a relatively common-sense idea, a simple logo, hand-sketched on a paper napkin and a lot of passion and hard work. That was, and continues to be, the Molisse Realty Group secret recipe.

"I wanted to start a full-service real estate office that was dedicated to the principles of honesty, integrity, and hard work," Molisse says sitting at a modest desk in his Manchester-by-the-Sea office, his newest office location. "We have never been about flashiness. We have been about doing the right thing for our clients, being creative and then later, I wanted focus on doing the right things for the agents who put their trust in working for me." Our reputation is everything to me.

Molisse got his start as a sole proprietor in May of 2008 in a small, 500 square foot office located on Rte. 53 in Hanover, MA. His dream started quietly, and recalls stories of people finding out. "My sister Kathy called me and said my cousin drove by and saw your name on the building and asked me if you started a real estate company," he says laughing. "No one knew what I was up to. I said ‘yes I did!’ Then I went home with my son Tyler and showed my family my first company sign & they were all surprised as well.”

Molisse knew that starting a real estate brokerage in the middle of the financial crisis was risky, and he knew there would be doubters, but he saw opportunity in the midst of all of it.

The risk paid off.

Today, as Brian Molisse approaches the 10 year anniversary of opening that very first office, he thinks the best is yet to come. Now with over 75 agents and 4 coastal, office locations in Marshfield, Scituate, Weymouth and Manchester-by-the-Sea, Molisse Realty Group is growing and evolving its business model to better address the changing needs of buyers and sellers.

“I saw our anniversary year as a chance to do a better job of telling our story – to get people to think of us differently,” Molisse says. “I think our reputation for honesty and treating people right is the cornerstone of who we are as a brokerage, but buying a home is very much about fulfilling a dream for most people. In a lot of ways, it’s like my dream of starting Molisse Realty Group 10 years ago.”

To assist in developing the evolution of the brand, Molisse enlisted the services of local brand strategist and marketer, Chris Langathianos, who is also a Molisse Realty Group client.

“Before we started the creative elements of the brand refresh, we spent 3 months doing industry research, speaking with Molisse clients and agents, analyzing our own market research and holding group brainstorming workshops. There is a reason for everything we did,” Langathianos said.

The most noticeable change to people will be the new logo. The Molisse Realty Group logo was updated to more accurately reflect the essence of the brand.

“Molisse Realty Group’s offices are all located in coastal areas of the state, so we brought in elements of the coast – the anchor icon as well as the light blue. Historically, the anchor represents home, the end of a long journey, and safety – all of the things that finding the perfect home represents,” Langathianos explains, “it’s not just about the nautical symbolism, it’s deeper than that.”

Molisse adds, “if you look at our new signs, the base color is black with our logo and information sitting on top of it in white. There is a real estate industry trend of creating premier or luxury divisions of brokerages for properties valued over $1 million. Every property is marketed differently, but we didn’t want to create a message exclusion. If you work with Molisse Realty Group, we are going to make sure your experience is the Industry’s best, whether your property is $300,000 or $3 million.”

Molisse also hopes that people will start to see some of the brand’s new campaign messaging that gets back to the core of the brand objective – fulfilling dreams.

“We believe in big dreams. Buying a home means building memories. And we know that the right home becomes the background for hearty home cooked meals, late-night conversations, and Netflix marathons. We believe that purchasing a home is an emotional experience. And it should be. Because finding the loving environment that surrounds your family, and all its moments, is a big deal. This is what drives us. We believe that the finest homes on Massachusetts’ North and South Shores should be within reach for our clients and that it takes a dedicated team to make it happen. It is our mission to make owning your dream home a reality.”

“Molisse Realty Group, my agents, and my staff mean so much to me – we are like family,” Molisse says. “We have grown in size over the years, but we will never lose our caring way and we will always be focused on helping our clients achieve their goal of home ownership. Our clients really become a part of our family.”

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.

MRG named exclusive agent for All Things REAL ESTATE

A working relationship between two veteran real estate professionals signals a first important step in changing the way real estate is practiced here in Massachusetts.

Walter Hall, a Norwell resident and author with decades of real estate experience, today announced the release of the 4th edition of his book, All Things REAL ESTATE, as well as an exclusive arrangement with Brian Molisse, founder and owner of the four-location Molisse Realty Group. Hall and Molisse have created a pilot program designed to provide advanced training of real estate agents in the practice of their profession, as well as providing home buyers and sellers with the information they need to make the best possible sale or purchase decisions.

Molisse Realty Group will use the book as a means of helping educate the buying and selling public. With a normal retail value of $9.95, All Things REAL ESTATE will be made available free to home buyers and sellers, compliments of the Molisse Realty Group.

Molisse said, “I feel so strongly about the value of this book that my agents and I want to share it with anyone who may one day become a home buyer, or home seller.” The book will be available through the Molisse Realty Group offices in Marshfield, Scituate, Weymouth, and Manchester-by-the-Sea, as well as through its web site www.MolisseRealty.com.

Molisse went on to say, “Over the years we have learned that many home buyers, sellers, and renters know little about the actual process, which can cost them significantly.”

He added, “This means that, without the proper knowledge, home buyers and sellers are making decisions in the dark, relying on others. We have adopted All Things REAL ESTATE as the basis of our professional practices, because it describes in non-technical language the key steps in the selling, buying and renting process.

Molisse Realty Group agents will provide a complimentary copy of the book to each prospective buyer and seller. In addition, for a limited time, anyone wishing to order a copy can do so by calling 781-837-5600, or visiting www.MolisseRealty.com/book-request.

Hall will meet with Molisse Realty Group agents on November 16 to conduct an orientation session on how to best use All Things REAL ESTATE in their real estate relationships.

Molisse added, “There is no obligation on the part of anyone who requests a copy of this book. And no matter what real estate agency a person is doing business with, we are glad to provide this important educational offering.”

About Walter Hall

Walter Hall is a Norwell, MA, resident, a veteran of the United States military, and a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. Upon graduation, he went on to build three successful businesses from scratch. The first, Walter Hall Realtors, became one of the largest real estate companies in New England. From this original company, he developed The Hall Institute of Real Estate which provided advanced real estate training to the most prominent real estate firms in the nation, as well as for many state Realtor Associations. He also developed Relocation Resources International, which grew into one of the largest employee relocation firms in the nation which, on an annual basis, handled the sale, purchase, mortgage financing and rental of the homes of more than 10,000 relocating employees throughout the United States and around the world. He is the author of five books on real estate and professional practices, and is a sought after speaker and consultant. He has been featured and quoted in media outlets including Boston’s Channel 4, The Boston Business Journal, Banker & Tradesman, the Patriot Ledger, and the Mariner/WickedLocal weeklies.

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.

Here are 5 Autumn Curb Appeal Tips for Attracting the Home Buyer in October

Here are 5 Autumn Curb Appeal Tips for Attracting the Home Buyer in October:

The yard and home exterior are the first thing a buyer sees when they arrive. It's not that hard to spruce up an autumn yard and take all the advantages you can of warm colors and rich foliage.

#1 Clean Up the Yard

The leaves are starting to fall and we've had a few storms knocking branches down. Start raking! Don't let overgrown vegetation block the windows or path to the entrance. Cutting bushes and tree limbs will let the sun inside and showcase the exterior of your home. Cut away summer vines and cut down dead flowers. Make the most of the autumn weather in the fall real estate market.

#2 Get a Pop of Color with Mums

The most popular autumn flowers are mums, and they bloom for a long time.  Mums are available in yellow, red, orange, white and purple. Yellow is the number one home selling color.

#3 Go Easy on the Gore

You may love the idea of blood and guts and skeletons rising from your yard and ghosts hanging from your trees, but will buyers be amused or afraid? Anything that has the potential to turn them off is a no-no when listing your house. Sticking to safe decor choices will help you appeal to the masses.

#4 Update and Maintain

Make sure the house number is clearly painted on the curb and mailbox, see if it's time for an upgrade. Update the walkway with fresh stones or gravel to ensure the path to the front door is clear. Also check the garage door and arrange to refurbish, repair, repaint, or replace if you have to.

#5 Paint Trim and Doors

Even if the whole house doesn't need an exterior paint job, touching up the trim, shutters, and front door can make a massive difference in how the home is perceived from the road or yard.

Shannon Babbitt Hoyt Joins Molisse Realty Group at our Manchester Location

Molisse Realty Group proudly announces the addition of Shannon Babbitt Hoyt to its growing team in Manchester-by-the-Sea. Shannon has over 25 years of retail sales experience, and is ready to put these skills into practice at Molisse Realty Group.

“Shannon is a lifelong resident of the North Shore and will bring an essential understanding of the market to our team”, says Brian Molisse, Owner and Broker of Molisse Realty Group. “Both her commitment to customer service and zest for real estate, will contribute to her success at MRG.”

Pursuing a love for decorating, Shannon is also currently enrolled in the New York Institute of Art and Design (NYIAD), in their Interior Design program. She plans to use this knowledge to better serve her clients. Shannon presently resides in Swampscott with her husband Bob. She has two daughters and three grandchildren whom she adores.  

“I am so excited to pair my longstanding passion for customer service with this newfound enthusiasm for real estate”, says Shannon, “I find gratification in knowing I can and will help someone discover their perfect home.”

For service above and beyond please contact Shannon at (781)731-5136 or email her at shannon@molisserealty.net.

Molisse Realty Group is pleased to announce the addition of REALTOR Margaret Maher Sheahan to our North Shore MA location

Molisse Realty Group proudly announces the addition of top Realtor® Margaret Maher Sheahan to its growing team in Manchester-by-the-Sea. Margaret is a seasoned realtor that brings over 11 years of experience to the Molisse team. Along with being a realtor with NSAR, Margaret is also a multiple award winning sales agent.

“Margaret brings a vast knowledge of the North Shore real estate market and has a special connection with her clients”, says Brian Molisse, Owner and Broker of Molisse Realty Group. “Her commitment and creativity make her a pleasure to work with and an honor to have on our team.”

Margaret has resided in Manchester for 16 years with her husband, Donagh and son Emmet. She is currently Co-chair of the Manchester-by-the-Sea town Welcome Committee, which seeks to help new residents acclimate. She is also a member of the Manchester Cultural Council.

“I have admired Molisse Realty’s reputation in the South Shore market,” says Margaret, “and am eager to take the next steps to help grow the North Shore division and better serve my clients.”

Molisse Realty Group was founded in 2008 and has a total of four offices, with over 85 agents. Our newest location is at 40 Beach Street, Suite 302, in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. Our other offices are located on the South Shore, in Marshfield, Scituate and Weymouth. For more information about Molisse Realty Group, please visit www.MolisseRealty.com or call us at 978-704-9406.

Molisse Realty Group Announces New Office on the North Shore

Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA– Broker/Owner Brian Molisse is pleased to announce the grand opening of his fourth location, in Manchester-by-the-Sea, on the North Shore!

“We are very excited to join the local business community and assist residents with their real estate needs. Molisse Realty Group is continually growing and attracting top-producing real estate professionals each and every day", says Molisse.  “We are a full service real estate brokerage with extraordinary talent in our company.”

We are also pleased to welcome Jessica Tully to our team. Jessica is a Manchester resident and has been a top agent on the North Shore for over eight years, assisting both buyers and sellers with achieving their goals. “I’m so impressed by the support and tools that Molisse Realty Group provides for its agents – new and veteran alike. “, says Tully, “I’m particularly impressed with MRG’s commitment and involvement with the community and local charities. I could not be happier about joining Molisse Realty.”

Molisse Realty Group first opened its doors in May of 2008, in a small office located on Rte. 53 in Hanover, MA. Brian Molisse, Broker/Owner and sole proprietor of the company began the business as a one man operation. Though starting alone, Brian had a vision in mind; to open a full-time, full service real estate company, dedicated to the principles of honesty, integrity, and hard work. Brian is seeing his long term goals become reality through the continued growth and accomplishments of his company.

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.

When you enlist an agent from Molisse Realty Group, you can be assured that your best interests will always come first. We will do everything in our power to make your home buying or selling experience a pleasant and satisfying one and will be there for you long after the transaction has closed.

Molisse Realty Group has a total of four offices, with over 85 agents. Our newest location is at 40 Beach Street, Suite 302, in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. Our other offices are located on the South Shore, in Marshfield, Scituate and Weymouth. For more information about Molisse Realty Group, please visit www.MolisseRealty.com or call us at 978-704-9406.