Realtor.com (or .con) ?

22 cottageYou are browsing through listings on Realtor.com.  You know, just for fun.

And it happens, a home appears on the screen that may be “It”.

Hesitant to call and schedule an appointment, you fill out the “tell me more about this property” form in hopes the listing agent will send along some special tid bits of information on that listing.

Well, sadly, as it is with much of what we find on the World Wide Web, this contact form is not going to give you what or whom you are expecting.

The “tell me more about this property” form is not to provide you, the consumer, a service. This “form” is instead a tool Realtor.com uses to make additional money by charging agents for buyer leads (even on their own listings).    Your contact information is passed on to someone who has paid for “your lead” and may not to the agent associated with that listing.

If Realtors and brokerages choose not to pay the monthly fee, inquiries on our own listings are randomly distributed to those willing to pay a fee for leads.

For Sale by Jen McMorranSo, how can you get more information on the property from the listing agent who actually has direct connection to the sellers and has taken the time to “learn the house”?  Scroll almost all of the way down the property information page to the section entitled “Listing Provider”.  There you will find the Listing Agent’s name.  Since I have a profile all set up, you just need to click on Jen McMorran and that link will bring you to my agent page with all of my contact information.  I’d then be happy to send along any information I have (as I am sure any list agent would!!)

Real estate websites absolutely play a vital role in marketing properties and reaching the most consumers. I just feel it is so important for consumers to understand how these sites work.  If you are directed to an agent does not understand a property (or projects like our new construction), you as a buyer run the risk of being misadvised and/or missing out.  (Sadly I had this happen to two buyers this past spring when our Flynn Terrace townhomes were selling so fast.  Those two buyers missed out and a third had a pretty stressful transaction as they used the random agent assigned through Realtor.com to represent them.)

So, if you don’t have an agent and want “more information” from a source who actually has it, scroll down to the Listing Provider section.  If you do already have a relationship with an agent, give them a call and let them know you think you may have found the “one”.  They can then make the calls for you.

Real Estate transactions can be stressful enough… no need to make them more stressful.   Rely on the listing agent who knows the property best for more information or call the agent who knows you and your needs the best!

Jen McMorran, Realtor
Kensington Real Estate Brokerage
508-930-5259
jen.mcmorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor
http://www.BeHomeBeWell.comKensington - Jen McMorran

2 Hemlock Way, North Attleboro **SOLD! **

2 Hemlock Way

SOLD!2 hemlock

2 Hemlock Way
North Attleboro, MA

$430,000

For Katie and Jay who had been searching for a 4BR, 2.5BA Colonial with great space, in great condition, in a great neighborhood… their search is now officially over!  They stopped by my Open House and immediately knew it was the one.  Congratulations to them and the sellers … Katie and Jay are now the owners of 2 Hemlock Way.

2 HemlockI also sold 2 Hemlock 6 years ago at my first Open House on Father’s Day.  We received five offers that day and it was under agreement the next.  No matter what type of market you are in, if you have a well maintained home, price it competitively, and market it right… it will sell.
And, it will sell fast!

 There is a sad part to this story, three other couples also fell in love with this home that first weekend on the market … multiple offers are great for getting solid buyers and a solid price, but making the call to say “you didn’t get it” is so hard!!  If you think you have a similar home you’d like to sell, please let me know.  I’d love to find the buyers who missed out on 2 Hemlock another wonderful place to call “Home”.  Give a call/text 508-930-5259 or e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com to chat about your home and what you are thinking about for your next move.

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What’s your goal?

Family Home Purchase

Does your new home search include…

a nice house

in a location that makes sense

with a mortgage you can afford?

Sounds pretty reasonable to me.

Are you feeling “stuck” because you have to sell you current home?

Are you afraid you won’t sell your current home
for as much as you think you should?

I can’t stress enough the importance of getting all of the facts
and considering the whole situation.

Maybe you’ll have to sell your current home for less than what you paid for it. Or, maybe you are even going to sell it for less than what you owe on your mortgage. I’m sure the thought of bringing a check to the closing table to sell your house seems unbearable,
BUT… what if that allowed you to purchase your next home? That’s sounds better, right?

Try thinking of it as a cost associated with your purchase and not a loss on your sale.

Mortgage rates are still low and very affordable.   New housing inventory is steadily trickling on to the market.  Let’s determine the most likely selling price for you home.    Then let’s set up time with a mortgage officer to determine the price point you can afford and feel comfortable with on your next home purchase.

First time home buyerThere may be some bumps in your journey to a new home.

Ultimately, though,  if you end up in a home you like,
in a location that works
with a mortgage you can afford,
isn’t that really the goal and worth it?

I can be conveniently reached by phone 508-930-5259, text 508-930-5259 or e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com.

 Whether buyer, selling, or both, let’s determine your goal and create a plan to reach it.

Jen McMorran, Realtor * 508-930-5259 * jen.mcmorran@gmail.com
*Kensington Real Estate Brokerage *

New Construction Projects:

Flynn Terrace KitchenFlynn Terrace:  3BR, 2.5BA Townhomes with 2 car garages. Starting at $314,900
*Open House, Saturday 12-2 * 1400 Commerce Way, Attleboro*

Brigham Hill:  New custom homes. Will build to suit. Starting at $500,000.
24  Brigham Hill53 Brigham Hill, Attleboro * Open House, Sunday 12-2
Up and Ready! 3BR, 2.5BA Colonial with walk-out basement and solar power! $475,000

A real beauty in established neighborhood! 2 Hemlock Way, North Attleboro

2 Hemlock Way

New to the Market!

Open Houses this weekend
Friday, June 12, 5:00-6:00pm
Saturday, June 13, 11:00am-1:00pm

2 Hemlock Way
North Attleboro, MA

Offered at $439,900

Welcome Home!  If you have been searching for a 4BR, 2.5BA Colonial with great space, in great condition, in a great neighborhood… you search is over.  Stop by the Open Houses this weekend or call/text me at 508-930-5259 to schedule a private showing   This beautiful home at 2 Hemlock Way has been lovingly maintained and is truly move in ready!  Just in last five years, owners have replaced all of the windows, refinished floors, painted the exterior, and added on a huge composite deck ready for your summer entertaining!

Stop by one of the Open Houses or set up a private showing… won’t last!

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Functional Magic with Pallets

Now that the sun is finally making a break through here in North Attleboro, I am definitely ready to get back outside and get working but I also wouldn’t mind working on a little functional art with the kids as well!   How super creative and simple are these ideas for re-purposing wooden pallets.  I have included my favorites below but definitely check out the whole article at Better Homes and Gardens for more DIY Pallet Projects.

Pallet compost binHow about tidying up your compost pile with three pallets braced together?

pallet outdoor coffee table Or what about this coffee table?
Just two pallets and some exterior paint!

pallet outdoor paintingNeed some art work to liven up an outdoor space?  How cute is this?

 
pallet rustic headboard
 
And just in case you are in search of a rustic style headboard…

 
Could it get any easier?

 

Jen McMorran, Realtor * 508-930-5259 * jen.mcmorran@verizon.net
Kensington Real Estate Brokerage * www.jenmcmorran.realtor

First Time Home Buyers – Saturday Open Houses & great spring inventory!

Are you a first time home buyer? If so, this truly is a great time to finally make that big Move into home ownership!

Rates are still in the 3’s with the typical 30 year fixed rate loan at 3.75% (Funny to think back to our first house in 1995 when we thought rates coming down to 7.5% was great!!  And forget asking my parents who had paid rates in the double digits!)

We have some beautiful homes For Sale.
Take a couple of hours this weekend and do some exploring at our Open Houses .
Or, GIVE A CALL!
After this long winter, I LOVE getting out with buyers to tour properties and talk about the process of buying a home.

Flynn Terraceflynn unit 2 kitchenSaturday 10am-12pm
Flynn Terrace
1400 Commerce Way, Attleboro
New 3BR, 2.5BA Townhomes
Just a mile from Rt 95, perfect for commuting anywhere!
$307,900-$319,900

1158 Park StSaturday 12:30-2:00
1158 Park Street, Attleboro
NEW 3BR, 2.5BA Colonial Up & Ready!
Builder is eager to move on to next project so let’s negotiate an offer!!
$374,900

122 LymanSaturday 12:00-2:00
122 Lyman Street, North Attleboro
Great 3BR Ranch tucked away in neighborhood near schools
Now $314,900

New to the Market! 76 Debora Rd, North Attleboro $419,900

Don’t miss this opportunity to own in sought after Lindsey Acres subdivision!76 Debora, North Attleboro
76 Debora Road
North Attleboro, Ma 02760
$419,900

3-4 bedroom
1 full bath, 2 half bath

Finished lower level
2 c garage – finished rec rm above

Click here for more detailed listing info.

The new owner of this home will enjoy newer Harvey windows, central air, hardwood floors throughout the first floor, open floor plan of eat-in kitchen and family room, a living room, dining room, and great three season room leading to a mahogany deck.

eating area and kitchen

kitchen from basement door

kitchen from dining room

family room from kitchen

half bath up

sun room

dining room from living rm

living room from dining rm

living room into dining rm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

basement layout bedroom basement The finished lower level offers more living area,a workout room, half bath, and a 4th bedroom space.

rec room

rec room above garageOne of the most unique features of this property is the 2 car garage with finished recreation room above.

This space could be great for a home office/business, teen get away, crafting room… the possibilities are endless.

Click here for more photos and virtual tour.

Act fast to be in for the upcoming school year!

Jen McMorranGive a call 508-930-5259
or send me an e-mail at  jen.mcmorran@verizon.net
to set up your showing. Jen McMorran, Kensington Real Estate Brokerage