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      Blog :: 05-2014

      Your Home Is For Sale-Is It Showroom Ready? Tips For Successful Showings.

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      When listing your home for sale, it's a great idea to show it at its absolute best! Here are some tips that can help.

      Remove clutter and clear off counters. Throw out stacks of newspapers and magazines and stow away most of your small decorative items. Put excess furniture in storage, and remove out-of-season clothing items that are cramping closet space. Don't forget to clean out the garage, too.

      Brighten your rooms. Put higher wattage bulbs in light fixtures to brighten up rooms and basements. Replace any burned-out bulbs in closets. Clean the walls, or better yet, brush on a fresh coat of neutral color paint.

      Don't disregard minor repairs. Small problems such as sticky doors, torn screens, cracked caulking, or a dripping faucet may seem trivial, but they'll give buyers the impression that the house isn't well-maintained.

      Tidy your yard. Cut the grass, rake the leaves, add new mulch, trim the bushes, edge the walkways, and clean the gutters. For added curb appeal, place a pot of bright flowers near the entryway.

      Patch holes. Repair any holes in your driveway and reapply sealant, if applicable.

      Add a touch of color. A colored afghan or throw on the couch will jazz up a dull room. Buy new accent pillows for the sofa.

      Set the scene. Set the table with fancy dishes and candles, and create other vignettes throughout the home to help buyers picture living there. For example, in the basement you might display a chess game in progress.

      Let in the light. Replace heavy curtains with sheer ones that let in more light. Show off the view if you have one.

      Accentuate the fireplace. Lay fresh logs in the fireplace or put a basket of flowers there if it's not in use.

      Make the bathrooms feel luxurious. Put away those old towels and toothbrushes. When buyers enter your bathroom, they should feel pampered. Add a new shower curtain, new towels, and fancy guest soaps. Make sure your personal toiletry items are out of sight.

      Send your pets to a neighbor or take them outside. If that's not possible, crate them or confine them to one room (ideally in the basement), and let the real estate agent know where they'll be to eliminate surprises.

      Lock up valuables, jewelry, and money. While a real estate salesperson will be on site during the showing or open house, it's impossible to watch everyone all the time.

      Leave the home. It's usually best if the sellers are not at home. It's awkward for prospective buyers to look in your closets and express their opinions of your home with you there.

       Visit Molisse Realty Group online at www.MolisseRealty.com

      Contact us In Marshfield at 781-837-5600

      or in Weymouth at 781-331-3900

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          Second Graduate of M.A.S.T. Program Announced at Molisse Realty Group

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          MayraConnolly_GraduatesMAST_May2014Marshfield agent Mayra Connolly was announced as the second graduate of the M.A.S.T. training program offered by Molisse Realty Group.

          M.A.S.T. is the training initiative available to new agents at Molisse Realty Group and an important offering that Owner/Broker Brian Molisse feels strongly about, saying "Mentoring And Sales Training is an excellent introduction for a new agent that helps them get their start in this industry."

          Mayra Connolly was that new to the industry agent at the very beginning of her career when she joined Molisse Realty Group. Under the parameters of the training program and strong guidance received from mentor Lenny Rowe, she has become a professional, knowledgeable, and independent sales agent in her own right.

          Mayra may be contacted at Molisse Realty Group in Marshfield at 781-837-5600 or directly by email to mconnolly@molisserealty.net.

          Jim O'Sullivan Transitions To Career at Molisse Realty Group

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          Jim O'Sullivan Headshot websiteAs a newly licensed real estate professional affiliated with Molisse Realty Group, Jim O'Sullivan brings with him significant experience and a successful background involving negotiations, contracts, and mediation, skills which will transition well as he begins his real estate career.

          Having always been partial to the negotiating aspect of business, O'Sullivan is looking to expand his skills in that area. He is excited by the endless possibilities that will come from his new venture and  anticipates being able to close contracts on behalf of his clients that allow for the best possible terms and price on their purchase or sale of a home.

          Jim may be contacted at the office of Molisse Realty Group located in Weymouth at 781-331-3900 or may be reached directly by email to JOSullivan@MolisseRealty.net.

           

          REALTORŪ Membership Breakfast Held At Local Association

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          photo 1 (1)The Plymouth and South Shore Association of Realtors®, (PASS) hosted their annual Membership Breakfast and Affiliate Appreciation Day this morning at the membership hall located in Pembroke, MA. The MC for the event was Brian Molisse, Owner/Broker of Molisse Realty Group and President-Elect of the Association.

          Affiliate members were on hand to meet and speak with the Realtors® (and raffle off great prizes!) and all industries relevant to real estate were covered. It was great to speak with representatives from the local newspaper, to the many mortgage companies and banks, the law offices, to those involved with inspection services, cleaning services and more.

          Enjoying the day were many agents from Molisse Realty Group and with us today were Alicja Kozakiewicz, Jocelyn Lilly, Nancy Lilly, Ann-Marie Baker, Jean Dunn, Mayra Connelly, Maryellen Boudreau, Rebecca Cohen, Janet Murray, Carolyn Fontaine, Gina Michini, Lenny Rowe, Kim DeGust, Ed Ford, Fran Marci-Glenn, Janis Turner, Red Giovanucci, Bonnie Massa, Liz Roosevelt, and John Farraher.

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          Cohen Makes Real Estate Comeback At Molisse

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          RebeccaCohen_rgbRebecca Cohen obtained her real estate license in 2006 and ever since, has found enjoyment and immense satisfaction helping people achieve their real estate dream of home ownership! With a compassionate nature and outgoing personality, Rebecca has a natural ability to make a connection with people and is then able to build a relationship of friendship and trust with those who become her clients.

          Having taken a brief hiatus from her profession, Cohen is back in the industry and fully committed to representing her clients in the manner they deserve and with their best interest always top of mind. Aware that each transaction can have its own set of challenges, Rebecca remembers a quote from baseball legend Hank Aaron who said "I never worried about a fastball, they couldn't throw it past me" and says "I'm ready!"

          Contact Rebecca at Molisse Realty Group in Marshfield at 781-837-5600 or directly by email to RCohen@MolisseRealty.net.

           

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            25+ Reasons To Visit An Open House This Weekend!

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            SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESOn May 17th and 18th, Realtors® across the South Shore are holding South Shore Open House Weekend, a two day event you won't want to miss if you're in the market for a home!

            This is the perfect weekend to find the home of your dreams! Venture out and look for the many open house signs adorned with bright blue Realtor® balloons. Professional Realtors® will be on hand at every home to answer all your housing questions.

            Molisse Realty Group will have 25+ Open Homes this weekend and we hope to see you there! Look for us in the following towns and neighborhoods:

            Abington

            Braintree

            E. Bridgewater

            Hanson

             Hanover

            Hull

             Marshfield

             Norwell

            Quincy

             Rockland

            Weymouth

             

             

            Gayle Flaherty, RealtorŪ Relocates to South Shore

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            flaherty_gayleA real estate professional since 2002, Gayle Flaherty prides herself on delivering current market statistics, market trends, home seller and buyer information to her buyer and seller clients. Licensed in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, she has earned multiple designations through the National Association of Realtors including that of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), and Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation.

            Flaherty previously worked as a Realtor® in Rhode Island for many years before moving back to her roots on the South Shore and signing on with Molisse Realty Group. She finds her extensive background in advertising and graphic design can be an advantage for her clients, saying "when marketing properties and negotiating on my clients behalf, I'm able to customize a strategy towards the specific property or client situation. No cookie cutter approach here!"

            With a special interest in representing buyer clients and seniors, Gayle also enjoys transactions that involve historic homes. Contact Gayle at Molisse Realty Group in Weymouth at 781-331-3900 or by email to gflaherty@molisserealty.net.

            Popular South Shore Subdivision-Walden Woods at Stenbeck Place

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            As we approach the first 2 closings and prepare to welcome new neighbors to Stenbeck Place, we take a look back at Walden Woods from the very beginning...

            The South Shore's Newest Subdivision-Walden Woods at Stenbeck Place

            Walden Woods at Stenbeck Place is a new luxury development of town homes located in Scituate, MA and located less than 1/3 mile to Scituate Harbor. Built by Marrocco Partners, LLC, the development will be exclusively marketed by Molisse Realty Group. The ground breaking ceremony was held on September 19th, 2013 and the project officially "broke ground" when builder Paul Marrocco and family donned hard hats and grabbed their shovels to kick off the event.

            Molisse Realty Group was represented by Owner/Broker Brian Molisse, list agent Denise Rannou, along with agent and staff members Erin Shannon, Bonnie Massa, Lenny Rowe, Janet Murray, Donna Gallagher, Ann-Marie Baker, Joan Connelly, and Trish Pierce. The project was funded by Mechanics Cooperative Bank and representative Nancy Stokes was in attendance. Also part of the ceremony was special guest Bob Struzziero, the gentleman who has the first home reserved at Walden Woods.

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            Walden Woods at Stenbeck Place in Scituate is a 40B comprehensive community featuring luxury townhomes in a wooded setting for homeow ners of all ages. There are several floor plans to choose from and each unit comes with garage and full, walk-out lower level. Pricing begins at $499,900.

            Signature standards include granite, hardwood flooring, crown molding, gas fireplace and central air and plans range in size from 1,792 to 2,051 square feet. For additional space, the walk-out lower level may be finished to accommodate all your needs. Your new home will be one you are proud to call home!

              

            Contact the offices of Molisse Realty Group for more information! 

              

            www.MolisseRealty.com

             

             

            Molisse Realty Group Welcomes Rhonda Livingston

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            Rhonda LivingstonAn investment property owner with 20+ years of finance experience, obtaining a real estate license and become actively involved in the real estate sales process seemed a natural move for Rhonda Livingston.

            "A career in real estate brings together several of my interests; investments, financing, helping people succeed" says Livingston, who also enjoys teaching, networking, and seeing the tangible results of a job well done.

            After carefully researching real estate firms on the South Shore and attending several networking events where she met many Realtor® members and industry professionals, Rhonda has chosen to affiliate with Molisse Realty Group.

            Contact Rhonda at the Molisse office located in Weymouth at 636 Middle Street in Shaws Plaza or directly by email to rlivingston@molisserealty.net.