Seniors Real Estate Specialist – I am at Your Service!

 As I look forward to another successful year serving all of my clients and referrals, I am so pleased to announce my most recent accomplishment…    

Jennifer McMorran Earns NAR Designation in Seniors Real Estate

Head shot Jen McMorranAttleboro, MA, January 2018 – — Jennifer McMorran with Kensington Real Estate Brokerage has earned the nationally recognized Seniors Real Estate Specialist® designation from the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors®.

McMorran joins more than 15,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the SRES® designation.  All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in understanding the needs, considerations, and goals of real estate buyers and sellers aged 55 and older.

Working with seniors to meet their housing needs requires an expert understanding of their unique lifestyle and financial needs, and the SRES® designation means that a Realtor® has that understanding. Whether they are buying, selling relocating or refinancing, seniors can be confident that Jennifer McMorran, a Realtor® designated SRES®, will be able to help them every step of the way.  As one of the Attleboro area’s top producing Realtors®, she enjoys growing both personally and professionally through each transaction and is eager to put her knowledge and experience to work for her clients and referrals.

Jennifer McMorran is a successful Real Estate Sales Associate with Kensington Real Estate Brokerage.  Licensed in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, she enjoys serving clients anywhere from Providence to Boston.  She has a true passion for mentoring First Time Home Buyers, guiding clients through New Construction, assisting Seniors in their housing decisions, and partnering with Sellers to get their homes sold.

SRES® Council, founded in 2007, is the world’s largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing senior clients in real estate transactions. There are more than 15,000 active members of the organization world-wide.

The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

For more information, visit SRES.org.

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If I can ever be of any assistance to you, your friends, or your family with any real estate needs,  just to give a call/text 508-930-5259
or e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com.   

I am at your service…

Looking for a first home to make your own?

Are you looking for an affordable home that you can make your own while mortgage rates remain low?  Love the idea of being just blocks from the train station for easy commutes to Boston or Providence?  How about being just a short stroll from amazing restaurants and pubs like Canova’s and Morin’s?  Or close to the YCMA for your daily workouts,  a relaxing swim, fun classes for kids, or getting together with other community members? Or do you enjoy hanging out at the library curled up with a good  book?

IMG_0999Well, if you make 128 Union Street in Attleboro your next home, you can have all of that to enjoy!


Very accommodating sellers … Easy to show by appointment as well!

128 Union Street, Attleboro
NOW $214,900

IMG_1004Tucked away off of Union Street down a shared driveway you’ll find a solid 3 bedroom Colonial full of charm and potential AND a HUGE private backyard.  This truly is a little gem of a property!    Located just blocks from Attleboro’s vibrant downtown,  you will enjoy a newer roof, windows, driveway, and shed.  Great space includes an eat-in kitchen, good sized family room, a living room, and spacious full bath on the main level and three bedrooms on the second level.   Hardwood floors throughout almost the whole home except for tiled kitchen and carpeted living room.  The fenced backyard is perfect for outdoor gatherings with friends and family with plenty of space for relaxing, entertaining, and playing.

Stop by the Open House on Saturday or let’s schedule a private showing.  Sellers are great to work with and usually just need a little notice.  Please feel free to contact me by phone 508-930-5259, text , e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com, or simply fill out the form below.

And if I can ever be of any assistance to you or anyone you know who is thinking about buying or selling a home, please be in touch.  I love to work hard for my clients and their referrals throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Jen McMorran, Realtor

Jennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
MA & RI Licensed Real Estate Sales Assocate
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

real estate for real people.

Serving clients throughout
Massachusetts & Rhode Island.
Boston – Attleboro – Providence
and the communities in between.

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Don’t be scared… get the facts!

Jen McMorran, RealtorMortgages and the home buying process continually evolve and change to meet the needs of the ever changing consumer, adjust to the state of over all economy, and facilitate a strong housing market without becoming irresponsible again.

So, “No”, it is not like when your parents bought a home 20 years ago or even when you friend bought a home 5 years ago.  But knowledge is power.   As long as you know the facts, you too can be on the path to home ownership which most financial advisors still believe is one of the best long term investments you can make with your money.don't be scared to buy a home
Infographic, Keeping Current Matters, October 2017

And of course, educating and sharing the facts is one of my favorite roles as a real estate agent.  Whether I am working with first time home buyers, move-up buyers, empty-nesters, or retirees … the entire transaction moves along smoother when we take as much of the uncertainty and fear out of the process as we can.

Did you know that there are still 0% down payment mortgage programs, 3.5% down payment mortgage programs, and then of course 10%, 20% …  The key is to work with a mortgage professional who will talk you through all of your options.

Did you know you don’t have to have a perfect credit score to qualify?

Did you realized that buying a home can ultimately be less expensive than renting?

Steph and Derrick SoldRemember until you discuss your current situation and goals with a mortgage and real estate professional, you may not have all of the facts.  I am always available as a resource to you, your friends, co-workers, family members… feel free to call, text, 508-930-5259 or e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com any time!!  I only recommend the best when it comes to mortgage professionals, attorneys, home inspectors, etc. as they are essential to successful transactions.  Again, please do not hesitate to reach out if you are in need of a referral or just trying to figure how to start the process.   It’s what I do… share information to help buyers and sellers meet their goals.

Jen McMorran, Realtor

Jennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
MA & RI Licensed Real Estate Sales Assocate
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

real estate for real people.

Serving clients throughout
Massachusetts & Rhode Island.
Boston – Attleboro – Providence
and the communities in between.

Kensington - Jen McMorran

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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Attleboro to Boston and the communities in between.

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

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Attleboro to Boston and the communities in between.

Ide’s Hill Commons… footings are going in!!

Ide's Hill footing2Ide's Hill footing

Lots of exciting progress over on
Commerce Way in Attleboro!

Ide’s Hill Commons … the footings are in, the footings are in!  It may not seem very exciting, but these footings will provide the foundation for your new carefree lifestyle in your new luxury Townhome in Ide’s Hill Commons.   Across the street from our successful sell-out of Flynn Terrace, Ide’s Hill will offer twenty-four new townhomes  each boasting approximately 1600sf of living, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, master suite, high end finishes,  garage, central air & gas heat, and a great location just minutes to the train, route 95, shopping, restaurants, and more!  Ide’s Hill Commons will offer 12 one-car garage units which boast 1660sf of living and a full basement as well as 12 two-car garage models which feature 1588sf of living and a storage area behind the two-car garage.

Our first buildings should be well underway in Spring 2016 but now is the time to check out our Flynn Terrace units for layouts, styles, and finish selections.  Whether I am working from home in North Attleboro or from the Kensington office in Attleboro, I am merely minutes away.  And I love to be onsite visiting with our satisfied buyers who have closed and exploring the progress of our units under construction.

Come on… I know your curious…  Whether for you or for someone you know, it’s as simple as a call, text, 508-930-5259 or e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com to set up a time to visit our Ide’s Hill Commons’ site and Flynn Terrace.   These projects truly are the best new construction in the area!

imageOver at Flynn Terrace, four new Townhomes are getting reading to close… two will be closing next week and two will be following right along at the end of the month.

Living Room Unit 3All of these Townhomes offer the same great layout with a two car garage but these buyers have customized their units with their own personal selections of granite, tile & wood flooring, cabinetry, backsplashes, lighting fixtures, appliances, and paint.

They are all so different and all so nice!!Kitchen Unit 19

Now is the time to tour and get ideas before these four buyers become happy homeowners!  You can reach me by text/cell 508-930-5259 or e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com.
24 BH kitchen island to family rm 24 BH front
Are you more interested in single family homes?  We also have 20 new lots that have opened up at Brigham Hill – Attleboro’s premier subdivision built proudly built by WB Construction.  Prices start in the low $500s.  Same great construction as our Townhome just on a grander scale.  The road and utilities are in… we just need customize a plan to your budget and desires.  Start the process now and you could be in your new home for summer 2016!