Franklin, MA Real Estate News

By Susan Morrison
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
Spectacular Franklin Colonial OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhoodMarket Stats $550,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms1 Full Bathroom1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,768 sqftLot: 25,005 sqftYear Built: 1992MLS #: 72144448 Location 11 Wampanoag DriveFranklin, MA 02038USA Susan M Morrison (617) 686-8178[email protected]/* */http://www.saysusansaysold.com    Listed by: Susan Morrison Our recent listings Spectacular Franklin ColonialWonderfully Updated Franklin Ranch For SaleLovingly Maintained VictorianFranklin Single Family Home For SaleSensational Brick/Stone-Front Home in Franklin Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale /* -1&&m>28){j=28+s;s='';if(j/g,'>');l[i].href='mailto:'+t.value}}catch(e){}}}catch(e){}})(document);/* ]]> */
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
 We’re in a very challenging market, when it comes to searching for resale listings. Our phones have been ringing consistently every week with new potential listings for the future. My marketing has increased across the board to make this happen. Last year, my Free Home Evaluation postcards were mailed every quarter to 7,650 single family homes in the entire town. This year, I’m mailing to that number of homes every month.  The phone is ringing with every mailing, and, most importantly, the team members are closing the homeowners.Direct mail marketing is expensive, but it’s profitable for me. I complement the mailing with a full page ad in the local newspaper, and that’s mailed to every home and business in the town. The newspaper display of our latest listings and coming soon listings ...
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By Susan Morrison
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
Wonderfully Updated Franklin Ranch For Sale OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhoodOpen HouseMarket Stats $400,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,900 sqftLot: 20,000 sqftYear Built: 1966MLS #: 72140427 Location 216 Crossfield RoadFranklin, MA 02038USA Susan M Morrison (617) 686-8178[email protected]/* */http://www.saysusansaysold.com    Listed by: Susan Morrison Our recent listings Wonderfully Updated Franklin Ranch For SaleLovingly Maintained VictorianFranklin Single Family Home For SaleSensational Brick/Stone-Front Home in FranklinCape Style Home For Sale in Franklin, MA Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale /* -1&&m>28){j=28+s;s='';if(j/g,'>');l[i].href='mailto:'+t.value}}catch(e){}}}catch(e){}})(document);/* ]]> */
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
This chart is a reflection of the pending single family resale homes in Franklin MA as of April 3, 2017.  The town of Franklin has 7,650 single family resale homes, and from that array of dwellings, there are only 39 homes waiting to close. The real estate market in Franklin MA is in dire need of inventory. If a home is priced properly, it sells within hours of hitting the open market. A well-priced home will usually secure more than list price and often with multiple offers submitted.If you’re thinking of selling your Franklin MA home, call The Todaro Team at 508-277-2977 for Free Home Evaluation. There is no obligation to use us, but you will most likely select The Todaro Team.  Call 508-277-2977 and have a conversation with Tammy Todaro.  You’ll be glad you did!!
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
  This chart is a reflection of the Active Resale Listings in Franklin MA as of April 3, 2017.  As you can see, there are only 33 resale listings available. There were 18 resale homes that closed during the month of March.  The absorption rate that results is 1.8 months of inventory remaining before the shelves are bare. The Todaro Team members are digging deeply for new, fresh resale homes. As we list resale properties and price them properly, they sell.  Our listing inventory must be replenished.  This is the same scenario throughout our marketplace.If you are thinking of selling your current home, the time is right.  The time is PRIME for this to happen. The wise advice is to call The Todaro Team at 508-277-2977 for a Free Home Evaluation. There is no obligation to use us.  Most home...
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
Visit our Open House Event on Sunday, April 2nd from Noon to 2:00pm at 7 Padden Rd Franklin MA in Padden Estates. The Todaro Team will be hosting this gorgeous 10 room, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom colonial style home with a two car garage on a half acre lot. The amenities are plentiful and some of them include a large eat in kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances. You’ll find hardwood flooring, tile, fireplace, gas heat and three season porch. The subdivision is located within walking distance of the center of town and the "T" to Boston. This subdivision is serviced by town water, town sewer and natural gas. There is roughed in central vac and all appliances are included. The Open House Event begins at Noon…. Showings will begin at Noon…. Enjoy your tour of this lovely colon...
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
When The Todaro Team proclaims “opening windows of opportunity! Are you ready for your new view,” this is exactly what they mean.  Tammy Todaro was the buyer’s agent for the sale at 4 Forest St in Franklin to Paul Lombardi. Such an exciting time for Paul, the owner of “Impressive Painting & Power Washing” and now a Franklin homeowner. The Listing Agent for 4 Forest St was Nancy Maiorana of RE/MAX Executive Realty, and there’s nothing better than an office of real estate agents who work diligently to deliver their clients to the closing table.  We owe special thanks to Mike Dunsky for his guidance and assistance with the financial end of the transaction. Mike’s a true professional.           Congratulations to Paul Lombardi….wishing him many years of health and happiness at 4 Forest St F...
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
My favorite sign in Franklin MA with my favorite real estate agent who leads my favorite team is none other than Tammy Todaro.  In 2017, you'll be seeing this "sign of success" throughout the town of Franklin.   What does it mean? It means that homeowner called Tammy Todaro at 508-277-2977 for a Free Home Evaluation of their Franklin MA home.  If you're thinking about making a move, call Tammy and have her provide a Free Market Evaluation for you.  It's also referred to as a Free Market Analysis. There is no obligation to use The Todaro Team.   Just as the homeowner of this property did, you too will be so impressed with what The Todaro Team provides for marketing.  You will have this sign of success in your front yard, too.     
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
 Print marketing is "King" when it comes to searching for fresh, new listings.  Our marketing for listings includes a full page in the local newspaper, Local Town Pages, and direct mail marketing with postcards.  Here's a sample of the next postcard to be mailed next week.  The postcard shakes the fruit from the tree, and the newspaper complements it.  We've restocked the shelves and many are now pending.  It's time to replenish the shelves again.  List, Sell, Rinse and Repeat is how we work our real estate business.  The Todaro Team is a team of "listing agents."  We have years of experience with resale and new construction.  We market for land, and our builders buy it. As you can see, our offline print marketing is also found online on a number of real estate sites. If you're interest...
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
Can you ever do too much marketing?  Spring is at our doorstep, and that means activity is improving.  I want it to continue at a faster pace. I market every day online and offline to make that happen.Land postcards have been mailed and will continue every month until the first snow flake falls again. We have a few builders, but they won’t go everywhere. That means the builder postcards are going out soon. A database of 400 builders will be in the mail next week, and we’ll be playing “matchmaker” with our land and builders who call. Currently, we have a signed purchase and sales on one lot; an offer ready to be negotiated on a 68 lot subdivision; and another on a three lot subdivision. Postcards for a Free Market Analysis are mailed every month, and we have 8 new listings from them with...
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
We learn a lot from ActiveRain, and I saw this used once within a post.  What a great idea that agent shared, and now I’m using it on my closed postcards.  Previously, I considered mailing “closed” postcards not very powerful; but with this statement added to the message, I fully expect many calls from it.  This postcard is equivalent to a “Free Market Analysis” postcard; and I can assure you, those keep us in business. This postcard not only makes the reader think about the message, but it shows the reader the agents know how to sell homes. Here is our latest sale, and this postcard will be mailed tomorrow to 500 homes in the area of this closed property.  I can’t remember who shared this idea, but I do thank you. I hope others will use it, and I’ll report back with the results of this...
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
When a home is priced properly; marketed properly; and presented to the public as it deserves to be; success results. The luxury home at 8 Farm Pond Lane in Franklin MA allowed an open house event to take place on Sunday for the public to view their lovely home.  The marketing was visible within the week prior to the Open House Event, and online blog posts were provided on several websites, Google+, ActiveRain plus a “property website” was created with a slide show, video and many features important to potential buyers.There were over 30 couples who visited the open house event, and a pending sale resulted that day. When The Todaro Team holds an open house event to introduce a luxury home, the entire team is available to assist with tours. There was an agent on each finished level of th...
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
    The above chart is a display of the closed single family resale homes in Franklin MA that have closed from January 1, 2017 to February 21, 2017.  There were 25 closed transactions, and that's the exact same number of single family resale homes that closed in 2016.  If the market in 2017 is similar to 2016, I'll be a very happy real estate agent.  Our listing shelves need to be replenished very soon. Call The Todaro Team at 508-277-2977 to learn what's involved with selling your home.  We'd love to hear from you.  Again, 508-277-2977. 
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
The Franklin MA real estate market is one that we have not experienced in the 39 years of my career. We are currently in an extreme sellers' market with only one month of resale inventory remaining. That's slim inventory and to continue on that path would be severe.  As you can see, there are 20 active resale listings and 30 pending sales.  As we progress forward, the pending sales will be in direct proportion to the active listing.  They will decline next month.Homeowners who are considering a move are in an ideal position. If a home is priced properly, a bidding war will likely result. No matter what the market condition, pricing properly is essential.  Buyers buy on comparison, and those buyers who have been actively participating in the Franklin market are aware of the details of th...
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
St. Patrick's Day is approaching, and a Free Market Analysis in Franklin MA is being offered by The Todaro Team of RE/MAX Executive Realty.  My efforts today were devoted to creating a postcard for my monthly direct mail marketing mailing.   St. Patrick's Day is a fun day, and folks from Boston and through the suburbs celebrate this day.  The Todaro Team will wear green and this postcard will be trimmed with green.  St. Patrick's Day is usually considered the beginning of spring in our area, and on March 17, we expect the phones to begin ringing with requests for that Free Market Analysis. The Town of Franklin MA is experiencing an extreme sellers' market with one month of resale inventory remaining.  One Month of resale homes is as close to nothing on the market as I'd want to see!!!!!...
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
 Life is filled with choices.  My first choice for a profession was teaching, and I loved every day of it. I knew after the second week of vacation time, this was not the career for me.  I needed something more intense and competitive. I found it quickly with a career in real estate.In 1978, I began my journey, and what a trip it’s been!! I’ve traveled many different paths some of which included the niche of investment properties, fix and flips, condo conversions and a few others. My favorite and main focus became land and new construction.To this day, I continue to market for that entity, and I recently have had the urge to re-enter that segment of real estate but on a different level.  Utilizing my passion for teaching with my desire to re-energize myself within the new construction n...
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
Branding is an important factor in the real estate marketing equation!! This is the new logo that complements the slogan for The Todaro Team, "Opening windows of opportunity! Are you ready for your new view?"We owe many thanks to NHS Print and John Marino for all of his great efforts and attention devoted with assisting us in the task of regrouping.The load is now lightened and the wheels are moving at a much improved pace. The Todaro Team is front and center. Thanks so much John for all that you provided. You're the Best!!!
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
Tammy Todaro…. A Leader Who Walks the Walk!!Leadership can be defined in many ways.  The leader of a real estate team is a person wearing many hats and performing many tasks.  Production always starts at the Top. A winning team is one identified not only by its ranking but by the attraction from other agents to do business with its members. When the leader has a magnetic influence, the team wins. Experience, Loyalty and Dedication are some of the qualities exemplified by Tammy. That essence is one that’s reflected through its members and their actions.The Todaro Team is a group of like-minded agents who have taken on Tammy’s approach.  It’s a team that functions in harmony with each other and with agents throughout the marketplace. Well-matched people with a passion for their profession...
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
 Lights-Camera-Action….Melissa DeVito Takes the Stage!!When a team is fortunate enough to hire a well-versed real estate agent, it’s a bonus if that agent is results-driven and detail-oriented. We have a bonus with Melissa DeVito.  Melissa is a seasoned real estate agent with a true passion for new construction as well as resale properties, and her attention to detail is surpassed by none.Lights-Camera-Action…. Melissa DeVito, The Todaro Team of RE/MAX Executive Realty is honored to have you as part of their dynamic force in Franklin.
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
 “Lights – Camera – Action” Meet Andy Paleologos The Todaro Team has revamped, regrouped and re-established their presence.   We are a strong force in the Franklin MA marketplace, and the team members are well-versed on the Franklin market. Now, for an introduction to the rest of the world, here’s Andy Paleologos, The Todaro Team’s Valued Colleague and a Trusted Support Structure.  Andy is a True Team Player and demonstrates that trait throughout his real estate business.Andy Paleologos, it's Showtime!!  
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