Staging to Sell

Real Estate Agents ProvidenceSoooooooo many sellers getting their properties ready to go on the market right now. I can tell that June is going to be a VERY busy month. I know I have three listings whose sellers all want to go “live” during the first week of June. I will definitely be taking the upcoming long weekend to rest up and hopefully my clients will be able to squeeze in a little fun as well while they really dig in to getting their homes “show” and “offer writing” ready!

The National Association of Realtors just shared the timely infographic of advice below on how to stage and style a home on a budget. So many great ideas that are both affordable, simple, and impactful when presenting your home to prospective buyers.
Staging your home on a budget for a fast sale

First impressions are everything.

Make sure your curb appeal is all it can be… weed the gardens, mow the lawn,  tidy up the mailbox, mulch the beds.  You want a nice clean presentation as buyers pull up the drive way.

And make sure to consider your front entry and door…  fix any loose bricks on the steps, paint the front door, clean the windows,  and I always love to add a potted geranium for a classic pop of color 🙂

Once inside, a good cleaning and some fresh paint really go a long way.   If you have pets, make sure buyers don’t see or smell traces of them.  Some buyers will turn around and walk right out if animals aren’t their cup of tea or if they have allergies.

Clear out as much furniture as possible keeping only those pieces that truly help to define the room.

When placing furniture, try to keep corners clear as this will help to give the room a more open spacious feel.  (Lighting in the corners also will help with that.)   Speaking of lighting, if you don’t have over head lights, make sure to have lamps to give off ample “glow” – especially for evening showings.  You don’t want buyers calculating how much it would cost to have an electrician come in to wire for more lights in the ceiling.

And, yes, get rid of the clutter and “stuff”.  You want buyers to feel relaxed and want their eye to continue traveling around a room or space.  If you have committed to selling, you have committed to moving so just start packing!!

Keep bedding simple if you can – white quilts or comforters are great to brighten up a space.   Keep decor on couches and chairs simple as well – one throw and a couple of pillows should be fine to add some pizzazz.  (And please don’t spread the throw out across the back of the couch, it just breaks up the space way too much and draws too much attention.)

Clear off those kitchen counters and bathroom counters.  It is so important that both of those spaces appear clean and neat.   Toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, brushes, medicine, etc. should all go neatly under the sink or in a drawer.  Spice racks, coffee pots, mixers, toaster ovens, etc. should be removed from counters to show off the space in a kitchen.   (I suggest having a laundry basket handy for showings so you can load all of the extra “stuff” into it and then take it along in the car with you.)  Fresh fruit and fresh flowers are great for livening up a kitchen with color.

Outside in the backyard, group outdoor toy sets, arrange seating areas so they look deliberate, and get rid of anything that may look like “junk” to a buyer.  Seeing anything “broken” during a showing can set the tone for a buyer.  If something has been sitting for a year or more waiting for you to fix it… just get rid of it 🙂

Ultimately, you need to look at your home with Buyers’ eyes.  Be critical because buyers will be for sure!

Check out listings on-line and see how you feel about the rooms presented in the photos.   Take your own photos of the rooms in your home – do they look open and spacious or is your focus drawn more to the “things” scattered around the room.  People love to blow up pictures on their computer screens so background details matter.

And if you are thinking about selling, always feel free to contact me for a consultation on things to do around your home as well as what your home would be worth in the current real estate market.

Call/text 508-930-5259 or e-mail me at jen.mcmorran@gmail.com.  I really enjoy helping and working with you to decide on the best solutions to capture buyers’ attention to sell your home.

Jen McMorran, Realtor
Jennifer McMorran
Realtor
508-930-5259
jen.mcmorran@gmail.com
First Time Home Buyers &
New Construction Specialist
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Look no further… build your dream home at Brigham Hill! Model Open Saturday 12:00-2:00

Brigham Hill Estates WelcomeBrigham Hill Estates by Jen McMorran, New Construction and First Time Home Buyer SpecialistTired of searching through listings and waiting for the perfect home to be listed for sale?  Is it time to consider building your dream home and Brigham Hill Estates in Attleboro’s is the community to build it in!  As Attleboro’s premier builder, WB Construction’s custom homes truly set the bar for all new subdivisions in the area.

~OPEN HOUSE, Saturday, April 29~
12:00-2:00

Lot 205/215 Ingall Lane
Brigham Hill Estates
Attleboro, MA

(Directions: Slater Street to Teaberry Lane to Ingall Lane
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Lot 215 Ingall Lane in Phase II of Brigham Hill Estates will be closing in the middle of May.  Now is the time to tour and start working on the layout, design details, and amenities you would like to include in your new home.

These buyers went with a very soothing and neutral palate in terms of color but the high end finishes certainly shine through.  Their choices create a home that is the perfect backdrop for any furnishings,  fun pops of color, and the warmest of  welcomes to anyone as they step through the front door.  Check out the photo gallery below then stop by the Open House or contact me for a private tour (Jen McMorran 508-930-5259, jen.mcmorran@gmail.com).  It is worth seeing the pride and workmanship that go into these WB Construction homes!  Pricing all based on plans and designs but homes are starting in the high $500’s.

 It is no wonder Phase I is sold out and Phase II only has a few remaining lots.  But don’t worry, Brigham Hill Phase IIIwe have just received approval so to open the next 20  lots on Pass Farm Road which will connect Ingall Lane to Slater Street.

 The Spring 2017 market is exciting but can also be a tough, fast paced time for buyers as inventory of great homes coming on the market tends to be low. When nice homes hit the market, competition for them is high often with multiple offers and above list sale prices.  Building could be a great option to ensure your next home is the right one for you, but I am also very happy to help navigate the current housing market with you in the search for an existing home to purchase.  I cover all price ranges and completely commit to my clients no matter what their budget it is.  (In fact, I love working with first time home buyers and sellers!!)

Jen McMorran Head Shot (2)Jennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
(and Antique lover & home owner!)
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

real estate for real people.

Kensington - Jen McMorranServing clients throughout Massachusetts.
Attleboro to Boston and the communities in between.

Perfect Affordable Carefree Condo Options!

Do you know someone looking to own their own home that would  also love the simplicity of condo living?  How does it sound to be able to enjoy lush grounds and landscaping without having to mow a lawn or weed a garden?   Love to relax around a pool but don’t have the energy or know-how to maintain it? With winter approaching,  wouldn’t it be awesome to have someone else plowing and clearing the snow?

Well… I have two affordable and meticulously maintained options for you!

Open House, Saturday, December 2
12:30-2:00
2 Adam Street, Easton
$214,800
Easton Crossing!

dinig-area-to-living-room-2-adamWelcome to Easton Crossing… this sought after, well-established condominium complex is set just off of Washington Street in South Easton.  Easton Crossing boasts gorgeous grounds, a club house available for functions, an in-ground pool area,  tennis courts,  exercise room, spacious green areas, fenced in dog park, and an awesome location.  End units are far and few between so 2 Adam Street, Unit 9 is a rare offering.  This light and bright unit features extra windows in the living room, dining room, and both bedrooms.  Enjoy freshly painted walls, new flooring on the first floor,  great open floor plan, sliders to a private patio, security system, and air conditioning.  Pet friendly and FHA approved complex!!

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Or does the idea of being located a closer to Providence while still enjoying easy access to Boston by way of Rt 95 or the commuter rail entice you? Contact me to see:

IMG_1052.JPG14 Dailey Street, Unit F
Attleboro, MA
$124,900

 14 Dailey Street, Unit F is located in Woods Edge Condominiums just minutes to a thriving Attleboro center and newly renovated train station.  This garden style condo offers 960 square feet of living, two bedrooms,  awesome open floor plan, new flooring, stainless and granite kitchen, tons of closets (master bedroom offers two closets, guest bedroom features a walk-in), and a great complex with sprawling green grounds, plenty of parking, in-ground pool, laundry in the building, and electric bills that average under $50/month which include the electric heat.  Great affordable option for owning your own home!  Pet Friendly complex too!!

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As an added bonus, I am working for two sets of awesome sellers!

Feel free to contact me with any questions or to schedule a showing (Jen McMorran, 508-930-5259, jen.mcmorran@gmail.com).  I’d love to help you make yourself at home in either of these great condos…

Jen McMorran, RealtorJennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
(and Antique lover & home owner)
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

www.BeHomeBeWell.com

Kensington - Jen McMorranServing clients throughout Massachusetts.
Attleboro to Boston and the communities in between.

New listings:
Attleboro, 2 bedroom garden style condominium near town & train, $124,900
Attleboro, 3 bedroom uptown Colonial with great backyard, low $200’s
Easton, 2 bedroom end-unit townhouse in Easton Crossing, $214,900

What it takes!

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SOLD!!  36 Pole Plain, Sharon   $348,000

As many of my clients have learned this fall, real estate can be hard work!  There can be so many variables involved in a deal that are tough to predict.  I love to pull up statistics and analyze data, but in the end, data can’t always predict buyer or seller behavior.  After all, it is people we are dealing with when buying and selling homes. And people vary immensely when it comes to their motivations, negotiating styles, and values.

I hear so often from other professionals in my field…
Open houses don’t sell houses.
Print media like newspaper ads and mailings don’t do anything.
Zillow is all that matters.
Social media is the key.
Search Engine Optimization should be an agent’s focus.

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FOR SALE ~ $214,900

The fact is, we don’t know exactly what will resonate with each specific buyer or seller out in the market place.  When listing your property, my job as a Realtor is to assist you with preparing your home to hit the market and then to expose your property to as many likely buyers as possible.  I need to have a good working knowledge of your property  and understand any objections buyers may have so I can address those with solutions whether immediately or with a follow up call or e-mail. When with potential buyers at your home, I am constantly trying to gauge what aspects of you property or location might be most important to highlight with each buyer through simple questions and careful listening.   Not everyone is able to make a decision right away, that is where my patience and persistence pay off.   And then it is making sure your property is constantly being exposed whether on-line, through print media, or networking with other agents.  My job is to sell your home and I will do what it takes to get it Sold!

I recently worked with Liz and Ed to list and sell their home at 36 Pole Plain Road in Sharon.  So wonderful to assist them as they begin a whole new journey with their family and the testimonial below from them was an added bonus – it truly sums up what I work towards in all of my client relationships.

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And, in case you were wondering, the buyers were a result of coming to two of my open houses!

If you’d like to talk about buying or selling a home, just let me know.  And always feel free to share my contact information (508-930-5259, jen.mcmorran@gmail.com) with anyone you may know in need of assistance.

Jen McMorran, RealtorJennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
(and Antique lover & home owner)
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

www.BeHomeBeWell.com

Kensington - Jen McMorranServing clients throughout Massachusetts.
Attleboro to Boston and the communities in between.

New listings:
Attleboro, 2 bedroom garden style condominium near town & train, $124,900
Attleboro, 3 bedroom uptown Colonial with great backyard, low $200’s
Easton, 2 bedroom end-unit townhouse in Easton Crossing, $214,900

Opportunity knocks!! 113 North Ave priced to sell at $259,900

HUGE Price Break!!
113 North Ave in Attleboro
Now $259,900
OPEN HOUSE, SATURDAY  11:30-1:00 ~ October 14, 2016
or by appointment (Jen 508-930-5259)

beautiful-turn-of-the-century-home-113-northThe current owners of 113 North Ave in Attleboro  have truly loved living in their home and have enjoyed all that it has had to offer over the years but they are now ready to pass on this wonderful 3 bedroom, 2 full bath Colonial to its new owner to enjoy.  Could that be you or someone you know?

I will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, October 14, 2016 from 11:30-1:00pm.  I’d love to have you come buy to take a tour and to spread the word about this true gem.

This home is loaded with gorgeous finish details and beautiful charm.  Such great space for living both inside and out.  Enjoy a good sized kitchen, living room and dining room with gleaming hardwood floors, two full bathrooms, three bedrooms, both a deck and a front porch for relaxing on these sunny fall days, and you can’t beat the location near Bishop Feehan High School with easy access to route 95, the new Attleboro train station, shopping, restaurants, medical facilities and more!

The fantastic new price now provides the opportunity for buyers to come in to make this home their own that they too will love for years to come.

Sellers are motivated and at this price, 113 North Ave won’t be on the market long.

Stop by the Open House on Saturday October 14th or give me a call/text 508-930-5259 to schedule a private showing.

Jen McMorran, RealtorJennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
(and Antique lover & home owner)
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

www.BeHomeBeWell.com

Kensington - Jen McMorranServing clients throughout Massachusetts.
Attleboro to Boston and the communities in between.

Sharon Ranks #3 in Best Places to Live

OPEN HOUSE, SATURDAY, 12:00-2:00 ~ 36 Pole Plain Rd, Sharon, MA
Turn-key 3 bedroom ranch offered at $359,900

img_0713Did you know that Money Magazine ranked Sharon Massachusetts as #3 in their Best Places to Live last year.  Adam Bluestein did an absolutely wonderful job capturing the essence of the town in the article he wrote for Money Magazine (August 13, 2015).

Bluestein sites ethnic and religious diversity as newer influences adding to the richness of life in Sharon.  Sharon is “home to nine churches, seven synagogues, and one of New England’s largest mosques, the small-town melting pot has a burgeoning Chinese, Indian, and Pakistani population, as well as the state’s highest proportion of residents of Russian descent.”  He stressed that the people of Sharon truly embrace “community building”.   With Beth Hoke, President of the Sharon Pluralism Network, sharing the network’s beliefs on recognizing and appreciating  diversity along with learning how to “come together and engage each other”.

Another huge driving factor in the appeal of any town is of course the quality of the school system and once again Sharon does  not disappoint.  Consistently ranked among the top schools in the state, the Sharon school system provides children a top notch education while also strengthening property values.  Buyers will always appreciate strong schools when assessing the value of a property so purchasing in the town of Sharon is an investment that will definitely make sense.

boating-at-lake-massapoagThe charming town of Sharon is also the perfect location for commuters.  Whether traveling North to Boston, South to Providence, or out to the MetroWest areas,  you can get to Route 95/128/93 in just minutes or take the train from Sharon’s own train station uptown.  Plus enjoy a myriad of shopping, restaurant, and entertainment options.  Love to relax by enjoying the outdoors?  Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Lake Massapoag beaches, Borderland State Park are beautiful natural parks that offer miles of trails, swimming, or boating.  Home to Ward’s Berry Farm and Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar,  the local flavors are never far!

Thinking about making a move?  Think Sharon!

Open House, Saturday (9/24)
12:00-2:00
36 Pole Plain Road, Sharon

Wonderful-wooded-lotAnd of course as a Realtor I have to share that I have the perfect Sharon property for sale… located at 36 Pole Plain Rd in the Heights of Sharon, this pristine 3 bedroom home set on a pretty wooded lot and ready to go. New heating, new hot water, new windows new appliances… just move in and enjoy! living room to dining room and kitchenOffered at $359,900 is it an awesome opportunity to get in to Sharon at an affordable price point.

(And Pole Plain Rd is a neighborhood that will hold its value if thinking about expanding or upgrading.  A home listed across the street for $550,000 just went under agreement along with another around the corner that was listed at $389,900.)

Sellers are wonderful so call any time to set up a showing if you can’t make the open house.

 

Jen McMorran, RealtorJennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
(and Antique lover & home owner)
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

www.BeHomeBeWell.com

Kensington - Jen McMorranServing clients throughout Massachusetts.
Attleboro to Boston and the communities in between.

Happy First Time Home Sellers!

Jen McMorran, a sign of good things to comeWe certainly spend a lot of time as Realtors focusing on the First Time Home Buyer and developing programs to help them succeed in the most uncertain world of real estate.   Many often forget that being on the home selling side of a transaction for the first time can be a whole new world of Real Estate as well.  I don’t make any assumptions about my clients’ real estate prowess.  I like to give an over view of the whole process when we first meet and then handle each deal step by step as it progresses.   When selling your first home, you have a different set of responsibilities and will be negotiating from a whole different perspective.   Having years of experience working on both sides of transactions, I understand how to guide sellers when making decisions throughout the process.  I assist in preparing a home to sell, pricing a property, marketing your home to prospective buyers and agents, guiding you through what can be a tedious negotiating  process, and  helping you find just the right next home.

Whether you are buying your first home, selling your first home, building your first home, haven’t experienced a real estate transaction in years, or feel like a seasoned real estate investor… laws and processes are always changing.  You can rely on me to communicate through the entire process, be available for consultations, and generally make sure we are constantly moving forward in a transaction.  My goal is always to produce Results that Move You!

Jen McMorran, RealtorJennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
(and Antique lover & home owner)
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

www.BeHomeBeWell.com

Kensington - Jen McMorranServing clients throughout Massachusetts.
Attleboro to Boston and the communities in between.

Beautiful home, beautiful neighborhood

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41 Olde Tower Lane, North Attleboro
Offered at $564,900-$574,900


Contact Jen (508-930-5259, jen.mcmorran@gmail.com)  for a private showing.


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41 Olde Tower Lane in North Attleboro, Massachusetts is the type of neighborhood and luxury home that buyers wait for!  If you are relocating from another area or State, you can feel absolutely confident about your decision to settle in Olde Orchard Estates.

 

009-195299-41oldtower-23_4007477This spectacular luxury home sits on a spacious cul-de-sac lot with other high-end classic homes.  As soon as you step into the foyer with soaring ceilings, however, you will note that this gorgeous Contemporary Colonial is simply a step above the rest and  unlike any other homes on the market right now.  3100 square foot, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, Contemporary Colonial,   41 Olde Tower Lane in North Attleboro is just the right blend of contemporary style and desirable classic features to make it a real Home . Listed at $564,900-$574,900.  Contact me now for your private showing… you won’t be disappointed!

 

Located in Southeastern Massachusetts, the town of North Attleboro offers a wonderful community atmosphere, loads of restaurants and shopping opportunities, easy access to highways and commuter rail,  and great recreational areas like World War I Park & Zoo, Julia’s  Garden, Falls Pond Beach, the World War II Public Pool and more!   Whether needing to travel north to Boston, south to Providence, or west to Marlborough, North Attleboro provides a central location convenient to traveling through Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

And Olde Orchard Estates…  every home is designed differently offering its own beautiful unique style, spacious yards, and peaceful setting as it is just one street ending in a cul-de-sac.  Olde Tower Estates is the perfect alternative to the more sprawling subdivisions.

Jen McMorran Head Shot (2)Jennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
(and Antique lover & home owner!)
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

real estate for real people.

Kensington - Jen McMorranServing clients throughout Massachusetts.
Attleboro to Boston and the communities in between.

 

Must see! 29 Regatta Dr, Attleboro ~ COMMUTER OPEN HOUSE, WED (6/29) 5:30-7:00

29 Regatta at dusk

COMMUTER OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, June 29th, 5:30-7:00
or contact Jen for an appointment (508-930-5259)
29 Regatta Drive, Attleboro

Offered at $419,900

See how wonderful it could be to come home to this beauty!
Relax on the deck, hike through the woods,
play in the cul-de-sac, stroll through the neighborhood,  or sit in front of the fireplace…
a great place to be Home.

Like new 3 BR, 2.5 BA Colonial
1+acre wooded lot
Cul-de-sac, great neighborhood
Just 10 minutes to train and Attleboro Center
Built 2009 and still shows like model home!!

Directions: Slater Street to Mohawk to Woodstock to Regatta Drive

29 Regatta garage and drivewayWhy build when you could move right in to this
gorgeous 3BR, 2.5BA Colonial located at 29 Regatta Drive in Attleboro?

Built in 2009, this well built home offers solid construction, wonderful open floor plan, and beautiful finishes. The first floor boasts gleaming hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen features granite counter tops, stainless appliances, center island and is open to the dining area with sliders to the deck and the living room area. The master suite is stunning with extra windows for light and bright feel, walk-in closet, en suite bath, and tons of space. Need storage? The two car garage, walk-out basement, and huge attic provide ample space for all of your storage needs. Also enjoy gorgeous wooded views, floor to ceiling stone fireplace, tons of windows, recessed lighting, composite deck, new central air system, first floor laundry, sprinkler system, and more!

This home sits on a 1+ acre wooded lot in a sought after spacious cul-de-sac location of a very appealing established neighborhood. 29 Regatta yard and deckTo find us, take Slater Street to Mohawk, then take a left on Woodstock followed by a right onto Regatta Drive. Follow the pretty tree lined street to the end to find this home anxiously awaiting its new home owner. Great retreat for those commuting to Boston or Providence areas with easy access to Attleboro’s new train station and the commuter rail.

All appliances are included in the sale and this home has absolutely been meticulously maintained. Truly, all that is missing is you! 29 Regatta Drive in Attleboro is absolutely one of those rare homes you can just move into and enjoy!

Click this link for more information and more photos… you won’t be disappointed!!

Jen McMorran Head Shot (2)Jennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
(and Antique lover & home owner!)
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

real estate for real people.

Kensington - Jen McMorranServing clients throughout Massachusetts.
Attleboro to Boston and the communities in between.

Norton 3BR, 1.5BA Townhouse – Great Value!

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OPEN HOUSE
SUNDAY  (June 26, 2016)

12:00-1:30

Great Value!!
104 Newcomb St, Norton
Value Range Priced
Seller eager to negotiate offers between $209,000-$224,900

Can’t make the Open House?  Kim Zogalis  and I are  happy to accommodate showings… just contact either of us and we will get that set up!

New tile floor, fresh updated bath, new stove, new light fixtures- it’s time to come check out the NEW UPDATES in this wonderful 3BR, 1.5BA Townhouse set in a beautiful wooded serene setting in a  great condominium complex of 12 units. This townhouse is such a great place to call home and so conveniently located just over the Easton line and minutes to 495, the Mansfield commuter rail, Wheaton College, Mansfield Crossing shopping mall, great restaurants, and more.

Enjoy THREE good sized BEDROOMS, living room with large picture window, dining room with sliders to deck and wooded views, plus a FULL BASEMENT for great storage or additional living space and the wonderful ease of condo living! This summer enjoy the private deck, a beautiful GREEN SPACE for outdoor activities, and CENTRAL AIR for those warm summer days. Perfect opportunity to bring your personal style and customize this great space just for you.  Sellers have loved their time at 104 Newcomb Street in Norton but are ready to move on to their new home.

Easy to show!  Just call, text 508-930-5259,
e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com, or fill out the contact form below for your private showing or to request more information.  Kim and I are happy to accommodate a showing around your schedule.

Sellers are eager to negotiate offers between $209,000-$224,900.

Jen McMorran Head Shot (2)Jennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
(and Antique lover & home owner!)
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

real estate for real people.

Kensington - Jen McMorranServing clients throughout Massachusetts.
Attleboro to Boston and the communities in between.