Franklin, MA Real Estate News

By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
  The Todaro Team of RE/MAX Executive Realty have a pending transaction on the model condo at The Villas at Eagles Nest in Franklin, Ma.  This 2,400 s.f.condo offers every amenity that a model home can boast. The buyer will close this transaction on January 8, 2010.  That's a wonderful way to start the New Year for the buyer, the builder and The Todaro Team of RE/MAX Executive Realty. Visit us every weekend at our open house events on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  Directions: Miller Street to Silver Fox Road to Eagles Nest Way.  The model condo was being offered at $449,900.  Hope to see you this weekend.  Reserve a condo and start 2010 on the right foot.
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
Many real estate agents feel intimidated about selling new construction.   Quite often they are asked to show an entity that is not yet there or only partially complete.  Why should agents become familiar with new construction?  Why should they take the time to educate themselves about this product?  It's much easier to show something that is up and ready.  Not every subdivision has a model home up and ready to view when the buyer is ready to buy.  Here are some reasons to make new construction part of your income: •1.        Most transferees want to relocate their family into a new home because they are well aware that they will be relocating again within a couple of years.  They want to be assured of having an equity position, at that time. •2.       It certainly makes more sense to s...
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
  I know it's not over 'til the Fat Lady sings, and she hasn't even cleared her throat yet, but I'm soooooo very excited to see 50,005 points on my home page. This is day #64 for me with Active Rain. I'm really a novice at blogging, but I've become a blogging fool.  There is just no stopping me.  Load up, because you'll have to shoot me to stop me!!! To this date, I have done the following:  members invited 4....blog posts 153.....rank in Ma 27/3,326.....rank in Norfolk County 7/394....rank in Franklin 1/28 (featured).....featured posts 4...comments received 982....comments left 1,084.... Active Rain has provided me with a new direction for my Team and me to travel.  We love this new journey.  I am personally looking forward to reaching my 100,000 point goal, soon.  For those of you wh...
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
RE/MAX Executive Realty in Franklin, Ma proudly announces that Susan Morrison, a seasoned, top producing real estate agent has joined the sales force at the RE/MAX Executive Realty's Franklin Office. In 1983, Susan graduated from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California.  She is a 1987 graduate of Providence College with a major in liberal arts and a minor in business administration.  She brings with her many years of sales experience beginning with thirteen years in Corporate Sales at Delta Air Lines.  Susan, the mother of three children, is very active within the Franklin Community.  She is also a cancer survivor and supports the American Cancer Society Charities.  Susan also has actively participated in a local book club for the past 6 years. Susan and her family have rel...
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
  The Todaro Team of RE/MAX Executive Realty in Franklin, Ma invites you to attend an open house at The Villas at Eagles Nest.  This is a new condominium community with NO age restriction.  There are five buildings with a total of 36 condominiums.  The smallest condo boasts 2,300 s.f. of living space and the largest unit offers a phenomenal 3,200+ s.f. of living space in our penthouse condo.  The condos are spectacular and there are a variety of floor plans from which to choose. The kitchens are loaded with maple cabinets and granite counters.  There is an openness within the kitchen/eating area/family room that gives a very bright airy feeling. Prices start at $369,900.   Visit us every Saturday and Sunday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at our open house event. Remember to take a Villas At Eag...
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
  Meadowbrook Heights in Franklin, Ma is a 59 unit condominium community for 55+ residents.  The Todaro Team has already sold half of this complex of duplex and triplex style homes.  Each condo boasts two bedrooms including a first floor master bedroom suite, an open floor plan for the kitchen, dining area and family room. The kitchens are bright and sunny with maple cabinets and granite counters.  The stainless steel appliance package is very generous. The cathedral ceiling in the family room makes that spacious bright room a very pleasant part of the home.  There are sliders to a generous sized deck.  Our prices start at $329,900. Visit our open house event every Saturday and Sunday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  Remember to take a Meadowbrook mouse pad for your computer use.  Directions:  ...
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
  Sharon McGuinness is not only our call coordinator at RE/MAX Executive Realty in Franklin, Ma, but she is the right arm for The Todaro Team.  All of my team members rely fully on Sharon to make our showing appointments for our listings and email all of our showing information to us.  Our transactions and commission breakdowns are calculated by Sharon and fed into our computer system.  Sharon prepares all of our agreements, our listing folders, our selling folders and a myriad of other tasks.  It's time to introduce Sharon McGuinness to the "free world" and to recognize her for all of her incredible work. Thank you Sharon, from The Todaro Team.  
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
  Rocky is resting up to watch the MIAA football playoffs between Franklin High School and the Natick High football team on Tuesday at 7:45pm at Franklin High's Pisini Field in a first round EMass Division 2 matchup. Franklin is undefeated for the season and the matchup was sealed when Franklin clinched the Hockomock League Championship with its Thanksgiving Day victory over King Philip Regional.  That game was played in Franklin this year. Go Panthers.....the Town of Franklin is routing for your victory on Tuesday.
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
  How does an agent begin to market a subdivision?  The Todaro Team of RE/MAX Executive Realty in Franklin, Ma has a procedure and method of operation in place to get a subdivision off the ground, especially in a terrifying market.  We have done this numerous times and in a variety of markets.  We have had to take over a subdivision from another agency that had no sales after controlling it for almost two years.  That was more difficult to start in motion because of the two years of stagnation.  But it's now up and running!! The design, size and price need to be established.  We need to go to the marketplace and determine what size sells along with the designs that are most in demand and blend in with the setting.Then the price needs to be established.  The most important factor is tha...
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
  It's quite overwhelming when more than seventy or eighty comments are made on a blog.  What a great feeling of support that is so commonplace within the Active Rain system.  It is extremely humbling, and it certainly encourages future posts.  Some of the comments made are overflowing with knowledge and ideas for future posts, as well as new methods of making the phone ring. My last blog on using Active Rain during a listing presentation to builders resulted in my learning that others within the system are using Active Rain to promote subdivisions that they do not have exclusively.  After reading that, the light bulb went on to an intensity that I thought would cause a fire.  I now have a whole new approach to gaining subdivision inventory.  Builders, start hiring those subcontractors...
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By Marian Pierre-Louis, Metrowest Boston
(Fieldstone Historic Research)
Franklin Condo and Multi-family Round up There are currently 109 condos on the market in Franklin. The condo average list price is $327,000 with an average price per square foot of $179.  Average time on market is 211 days.  No new condos came on the market this past week.  One condo went under agreement. It was a 1 bedroom garden condo on West Central Street.  One other condo was flagged to go under agreement soon. Four condos were sold in the past week in Franklin.  They were: 65 MILLIKEN AVE  4 room, 2 bed, 1 bath Garden  $142,000 55 Dale Street  6 room, 3 bed, 1.5 bath Detached  $255,000 80 Stone Ridge Rd  5 room, 2 bed, 2.5 bath Townhouse  $265,000 7 EAGLES NEST WAY  8 room, 2 bed, 2.5 bath Other  $369,900 There are 9 multi-family homes currently on the market in Franklin.  The ave...
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By Marian Pierre-Louis, Metrowest Boston
(Fieldstone Historic Research)
Franklin Single Family Home Round Up Currently there are 101 single family homes on the market in Franklin, Massachusetts.  The houses have an average list price of $484,000 and an average market time of 165 days.  There are 14 properties available for $300,000 or less. On the upper end of the scale, there are six properties listing for $800,000 or more.  In the last week five new single family homes came on the market.  The newly listed properties are on Eldon Drive, Daniels Street, Pleasant Street, King Street and Oak Street.  They ranged in price from $237,777 to $475,000.  Three single family homes went under agreement in the last week. The first was a 3 bedroom ranch on Maple Street. The next was a 4 bedroom colonial on Maple Street.  And the last one was a 4 bedroom colonial on Me...
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
  What does it take to close a builder/developer on marketing his subdivision?  My team and I have four subdivisions, at this time.  We are always looking for more, and we have recently acquired a subdivision on a referral from one of our existing builders!!!! That's almost unheard of....usually a builder is fearful that he will be last and not first on your list of priorities.  The old adage of "you can only work for one master" rings loudly and clearly from all builders.  We have obviously proved that we, as a team, can service all of our subdivisions.  We have this down to a science.  Every member knows what she has to do and when it has to be done.  Active Rain has made life much easier for all of us.  As of day #59 with Active Rain, I have submitted 137 blogs, made 926 comments an...
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By Kathy Stankard, Years of Experience, Years of Results
(Coldwell Banker, Franklin,MA/508-369-5131)
The Warren Group, a private real estate data tracking firm, released its October 2009 sales data for Massachusetts.  Their findings show sales of single family homes rose 17.2 % for October 2009 as compared with the same month last year--this marks the fourth consecutive month of increases. While this is great news for Massachusetts, RE/MAX Executive Realty, the largest real estate company in the metrowest Boston area, actually reported a 27% increase in closed October transactions over last year.  RE/MAX Executive Realty is comprised of seven offices in Franklin, Grafton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medfield, Natick and Upton and is serviced by 125 full time agents averaging over 10 years' experience in the real estate industry.    Give me a call or email if you have questions about the curr...
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By Kathy Stankard, Years of Experience, Years of Results
(Coldwell Banker, Franklin,MA/508-369-5131)
The holiday season is kicking into gear and many Franklin Massachusetts events are planned for all ages to enjoy. This week, just after Thanksgiving the town of Franklin will hold its annual Christmas on the Common, Sunday November 29th at 4pm.  Santa and his elves will visit and there will be refreshments, decorating of the common and the holiday lights will be lit. The following week, the Cub Scout Pack 126 will host its Annual All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast with Santa.  This will take place on Saturday December 5th from 8-11am at the Elks Lodge on 1077 Pond St, Franklin.  Cost is $5 and under age 3 is free.       Finally, the Renaissonics Carols Concert with a variety of instruments will be held to benefit the local Franklin Food Pantry and the Global Pennies for Peace (for school...
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
  Visit us on Thanksgiving Day Weekend for our open house event at The Villas at Eagles Nest in Franklin, Ma.  Our condominium community consists of 5 buildings with a total number of 36 condominiums.  These are high end condominiums with a spectacular entry way in each building.  Large moldings, tile flooring and an elevator for convenient access to the garage and the second floor are available for the owners.  The photo to the right is one of the entry way in building #9.  The photo to the left reflects the open floor plan with the eating area open to the wet bar and family room area.  Visit us on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for our open house event.  Directions:  Miller Street to Silver Fox Road to Eagles Nest Way.  Visit The Todaro Team this weekend.  Reserve a condo ...
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
  The first time buyer home at 4 Richard Lane in Franklin, Ma closed today.  This transaction closed with the guidance and direction from Nancy Maiorana of The Todaro Team of RE/MAX Executive Realty in Franklin, Ma. This adorable ranch style home boasts seven rooms with three bedrooms, hardwood flooring, bright and sunny kitchen, fireside family room, tiled bathroom and plenty of closet space. Character and charm radiate throughout this wonderful home for a first time home buyer.  It's located in a neighborhood setting with a wooded border and rock walls. This home was listed at $264,900 and the selling price was $270,000 and closed in 30 days.  Nancy Maiorana of The Todaro Team did a fantastic job with this property, and the owner will be living at our 55+ community known as Meadowbro...
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
  Since I'm the sales manager at the Franklin, Ma. location of RE/MAX Executive Realty, I'd thought I'd "tout our horn."  The chart shows the incredible year that our Franklin, Ma. office has experienced in 2009.  RE/MAX leads the way with a total number of units of 129, a dollar volume of $47 million in sales and 180 sides as of this date. In second place is Caldwell Banker Residential Brokerage with a total number of units of 83, a dollar volume of $39 million and 100 closed sides. Century 21 Commonwealth, ERA Key Realty and Costello Realty have very close results, placing 3,4 and 5 in this series. This representation is based on data provided by MLS-PIN who does not guarantee the accuracy and the data may not reflect all real estate activity.
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
  The chart is a reflection of the current active, pending and closed single family homes in the town of Franklin, Ma. from January 1, 2009 to November 23, 2009.  There are currently 102 single family homes on the market with an average list price of $484,927.  The 17 pending single family transactions have an average list price of $376,664 with an average marketing time of 117 days. There are currently 243 single family home transactions closed with an average sale price of $421,578 and an average marketing time of 112 days. The single family home market in Franklin, Ma is alive and well.  This representation is based on data provided by MLS-PIN who does not guarantee the accuracy and the data may not reflect all real estate activity.
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
  Today is a good day for me to pop a cork and express my heartfelt opinion about the well oiled machine called The Todaro Team.  This is not the first time I've described what a great job they all do, nor will it be the last.  I assume that anyone who's tired of hearing it will click to another post.  I never get tired of talking about our mighty force. Those three team members work seven days a week, everyday, all day.  Those are three heads that are always in the business.  They have more energy than the energizer bunny, and their degree of knowledge about new construction is more than you can shake a hammer at.  The team members have had their rough moments with one another and have always hashed it out, cleared the air and continued with work.  Over five years of diligent efforts ...
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