Some helpful tips on selling your Shrewsbury, MA home in the Winter

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Few people realize that here in Shrewsbury, the winter market actually tends to favor the Sellers, in many cases largely just due to the lack of inventory.  The key, however, is to make your property show its best, regardless of the weather outside. Here are a few tips and tricks of the trade, which you may want to consider.

  1. Pick up any dead tree limbs.
  2. Keep your driveway, steps, and walkways plowed, shoveled, and salted at all times.
  3. Keep gutters clean so that no icicles have a chance to form.
  4. Replace weather-stripping as needed to keep drafts away.
  5. Keep all valves to outdoor spigots turned off to avoid burst pipes.
  6. Holiday decorations should be put away as soon as possible.
  7. Keeping a roaring fireplace during an open house this time of year is always a good thing.
  8. Keep lists handy for all potential buyers of all of your home’s energy efficiencies, i.e. wrapped pipes, extra insulation, new windows, etc.
  9. Keep all windows clean to let in as much light as possible. Remove all screens to storage and take down any heavy drapes. This will let in that extra light that so many potential buyers will be demanding this time of year.
  10. Keep as many lights on as possible during showings. If you cannot be there, set lights on timers and add motion sensors to walkways. You may even consider installing motion detectors for walk-in closets.
  11. Keep photos around your home showing the house in all seasons. A nice shot of your blooming flowers and lush green shrubs will help potential buyers understand what is under all of that snow!

Remember, the winter is a fine time to sell, and the data backs that up time after time. You’ll be limited to only the serious Buyers, not the tire-kickers, and those folks will have far fewer homes to pick from; that alone will increase your chances.

If you’re interested in learning more about selling in the winter, just reach out to me anytime and we can chat.

 

About Steve Levine

For nearly three decades, Steve Levine of REMAX Professional Associates, has been one of the top Real Estate agents in the Central Massachusetts.  A ten-time honoree as #1 REMAX Agent in New England, he brings to the table the experience that comes from working successfully with over 2000 Buyers and Sellers, through all types of real estate markets.  Adept at everything from land development, to custom home building, to residential single family and condo sales, his “can do” approach has made him one of the most sought after agents in the region.

A consummate marketing aficionado, and recognized as one of the most innovative Realtors in the industry, he has spoken nationally on many occasions, training other real estate agents on customer service, marketing, and web presence, and is currently developing a suite of instructional videos designed to enable agents to take their business to the next level.

When not out selling Massachusetts’s real estate, Steve is a passionate photographer, musician and writer, and is constantly looking for new ways to express himself.

For a private consultation on your Massachusetts real estate needs, he can be reached by email at steve@shrewsbury.net, by phone at 508 735-4663.

You can also check out his photography website at www.stellarimages.us.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors in your Shrewsbury, MA home are a necessary safety feature

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Most every person in this country and certainly in the Shrewsbury area knows the importance of installing and keeping their fire alarms properly maintained. You know…change the batteries when you change your clocks, etc.

Less well known, but equally important, is to install and maintain carbon monoxide detectors in their homes. Every year in our country approximately two hundred people die from carbon monoxide poisoning, so it’s impossible to stress enough just how imperative this is.

A few years ago, many states (including Massachusetts) modified the extant smoke detector regulations to include Carbon Monoxide Detectors on every floor of every home.  As such, if you are planning to sell your Shrewsbury property, I can stop trying to convince you right here, because you really have no choice – as it is a required element to pass your mandated smoke detector certification for closing.

Ways to avoid Carbon Monoxide poisoning in your home:

  • Purchase a carbon monoxide detector to place within 10 feet of every sleeping area in your home.
  • Change the batteries yearly, when you change your fire alarm batteries.
  • Have your furnace and fireplace checked regularly by a professional.
  • Use your generators properly.
  • Avoid “warming up” your car if the garage is attached to your home.

For more general information on how to install a carbon monoxide detector see EHow’s Instructions at: http://www.ehow.com/how_4926_install-carbon-monoxide.html. That’s a really great overview at the national level, but here in Shrewsbury there are some more specific requirements that must be met at well. Reach out to me if you have any questions, and I can tell you some of what I’ve learned from a few hundred of these inspections.

 

About Steve Levine

For nearly three decades, Steve Levine of REMAX Professional Associates, has been one of the top Real Estate agents in the Central Massachusetts.  A ten-time honoree as #1 REMAX Agent in New England, he brings to the table the experience that comes from working successfully with over 2000 Buyers and Sellers, through all types of real estate markets.  Adept at everything from land development, to custom home building, to residential single family and condo sales, his “can do” approach has made him one of the most sought after agents in the region.

A consummate marketing aficionado, and recognized as one of the most innovative Realtors in the industry, he has spoken nationally on many occasions, training other real estate agents on customer service, marketing, and web presence, and is currently developing a suite of instructional videos designed to enable agents to take their business to the next level.

When not out selling Massachusetts’s real estate, Steve is a passionate photographer, musician and writer, and is constantly looking for new ways to express himself.

For a private consultation on your Massachusetts real estate needs, he can be reached by email at steve@shrewsbury.net, by phone at 508 735-4663.

You can also check out his photography website at www.stellarimages.us.

Using Wood Composite Technology will help you build Chemical Free in Shrewsbury, MA

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Green energy, green building, green living, you’ve heard it all before. How can we achieve a lower carbon footprint, while getting benefits at the same time? Enter the world of composite technology.

Commonly used in exterior siding, and of course on the building of decks, these products are just fantastic! Sitting on a composite deck 10 years later, it still looks the same as it did the day it was installed. It doesn’t warp, chip, peel, or fade over time…and they haven’t found a termite yet that wants to chew through it.

Some of the features, at a glance…

  • Manufactured using ninety percent recycled content
  • Fire resistant
  • Slip resistant
  • Easy installation
  • Low Maintenance
  • Barefoot Friendly
  • Chemical-free

Many Massachusetts builders are now making it a standard construction element in homes in all price ranges, and whether you’re thinking of a new build, or renovating an existing structure, it’s absolutely worth checking it out in person.

If you don’t know anyone who currently has it installed, let me know, and I’ll make a few calls and arrange for you to visit one of my wonderful past clients in the Shrewsbury area to see for yourself.

 

About Steve Levine

For nearly three decades, Steve Levine of REMAX Professional Associates, has been one of the top Real Estate agents in the Central Massachusetts.  A ten-time honoree as #1 REMAX Agent in New England, he brings to the table the experience that comes from working successfully with over 2000 Buyers and Sellers, through all types of real estate markets.  Adept at everything from land development, to custom home building, to residential single family and condo sales, his “can do” approach has made him one of the most sought after agents in the region.

A consummate marketing aficionado, and recognized as one of the most innovative Realtors in the industry, he has spoken nationally on many occasions, training other real estate agents on customer service, marketing, and web presence, and is currently developing a suite of instructional videos designed to enable agents to take their business to the next level.

When not out selling Massachusetts’s real estate, Steve is a passionate photographer, musician and writer, and is constantly looking for new ways to express himself.

For a private consultation on your Massachusetts real estate needs, he can be reached by email at steve@shrewsbury.net, by phone at 508 735-4663.

You can also check out his photography website at www.stellarimages.us.

Improving Air Quality in your home makes a great impression on potential Buyers in Shrewsbury, MA

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Believe it or not, the quality of air in your home while it is on the market can have a large subconscious impact on the impression potential buyers have of your home, as it is a concern to many buyers today. Homeowners today are ultra-conscious of the quality of air in their homes, since we spend so much time indoors. Here are some ways that you can achieve superior air quality while improving your family’s respiratory health.

  • Basement: Since the furnace is in this space, you must have it inspected and cleaned yearly to avoid leakage of dangerous gases. Also, many basements can be damp and therefore may grow mold. You must make sure your gutters are doing their job of keeping water runoff away from your home. Installing a dehumidifier or air conditioner can keep even the moistest basement dry.
  • Garage: Install a weatherproof door between this room and the rest of your home. It will keep gasoline odors where they belong. Your lungs and potential buyers will thank you.
  • Kitchen: If you have a gas range, you must have a hood fan that exhausts outdoor air. Turning on that fan, or simply opening a window while cooking will remove gas fumes. All fuel burning appliances must be professionally inspected to prevent possible carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Pet odors: These need to be kept to an absolute minimum, especially in wet weather. When in doubt, have someone else come take a walk through and give you an honest opinion. So often we get used to those odors in our homes, and don’t realize just how noticeable they are.
  • Family/Living Room: Dust accumulation can be simply eliminated with the reduction of clutter. Keeping toys, books and other items nicely stored away in closets is the way to go.
  • Bedrooms: Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum. Dust mites and allergens are also greatly reduced by washing bedding in hot water. Choose area rugs that are easy to wash. Also consider steam-cleaning rugs before showing your home, reducing any bad odor and improving the air quality in your home.
  • Bathrooms: Ventilation is so important in this well-used room. Exhaust fans work to remove moisture and chemicals that you clean with. Change your cleaning products to ones that have no pesticides or toxic ingredients. See http://grist.org/article/i-dont-want-no-scrub/ for a list of green bathroom cleaners.
  • Attic: Have your duct work inspected if it runs through an uninsulated attic. Why? Because humid air condenses and can cause mold and rust. Consider having your attic insulated.

Throughout your home always leave doors between rooms open for better air circulation Opening windows from time to time is also quite important to the overall maintenance of your home. Today’s homes have become, by design, so “tight” that the air can easily get stale. Yes, air conditioning is great, but it really is so great to just open the windows from time to time and let the house breath. Fresh air wins out with Buyers each and every time.

 

About Steve Levine

For nearly three decades, Steve Levine of REMAX Professional Associates, has been one of the top Real Estate agents in the Central Massachusetts.  A ten-time honoree as #1 REMAX Agent in New England, he brings to the table the experience that comes from working successfully with over 2000 Buyers and Sellers, through all types of real estate markets.  Adept at everything from land development, to custom home building, to residential single family and condo sales, his “can do” approach has made him one of the most sought after agents in the region.

A consummate marketing aficionado, and recognized as one of the most innovative Realtors in the industry, he has spoken nationally on many occasions, training other real estate agents on customer service, marketing, and web presence, and is currently developing a suite of instructional videos designed to enable agents to take their business to the next level.

When not out selling Massachusetts’s real estate, Steve is a passionate photographer, musician and writer, and is constantly looking for new ways to express himself.

For a private consultation on your Massachusetts real estate needs, he can be reached by email at steve@shrewsbury.net, by phone at 508 735-4663.

You can also check out his photography website at www.stellarimages.us.

 

Regular tasks to be done to keep up the Resale Value of your Shrewsbury, MA home

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Nothing ruins the value of your home more than neglecting regular maintenance. It’s not about fixing things as they break, but rather preventative care to keep things from breaking in the first place. With every home, there are a myriad of things that simply have to be done every three months, every six months or yearly to keep your property in tip-top shape. Here is a tidy little checklist to keep on hand to make sure you are staying on track:

Yearly:

  • Inspect those gutters to make sure they are securely attached and free of leaves and debris
  • Inspect your chimney to determine if a professional cleaning is needed
  • Furnace must be inspected and cleaned by a professional
  • Clean and seal your wood deck and its railings
  • Vacuum all that lint from your clothes dryer duct and vent
  • Check your septic tank’s level
  • Re-caulk your exterior windows, doors, siding base and trim
  • Re-caulk along the fronts of tubs and showers
  • Inspect for worn fittings and connection on all plumbing fixtures in your home
  • Have your carpets cleaned by a professional
  • Garage Doors: oil the track, roller, hinges, pulleys and springs with a light gauge oil
  • Have your sprinkler system inspected and winterized
  • Drain and remove all hoses from the exterior of your house
  • Shut off all of your outside faucets before freezing temperatures

Every Six Months:

  • Vacuum vents and coils at the back of your refrigerator
  • Clean your stove’s vent and fan
  • Check the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors

Every Three Months:

  • Clean or replace your furnace filter and air-conditioner filter
  • Fertilize your lawn – gorgeous laws generate resale value every time!

 

About Steve Levine

For nearly three decades, Steve Levine of REMAX Professional Associates, has been one of the top Real Estate agents in the Central Massachusetts.  A ten-time honoree as #1 REMAX Agent in New England, he brings to the table the experience that comes from working successfully with over 2000 Buyers and Sellers, through all types of real estate markets.  Adept at everything from land development, to custom home building, to residential single family and condo sales, his “can do” approach has made him one of the most sought after agents in the region.

A consummate marketing aficionado, and recognized as one of the most innovative Realtors in the industry, he has spoken nationally on many occasions, training other real estate agents on customer service, marketing, and web presence, and is currently developing a suite of instructional videos designed to enable agents to take their business to the next level.

When not out selling Massachusetts’s real estate, Steve is a passionate photographer, musician and writer, and is constantly looking for new ways to express himself.

For a private consultation on your Massachusetts real estate needs, he can be reached by email at steve@shrewsbury.net, by phone at 508 735-4663.

You can also check out his photography website at www.stellarimages.us.

When considering updating your Shrewsbury, MA home, consider “Going Green”

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Despite the current economy, the United States’ green building market is growing at a steady clip. Some estimates show it to be at $85 billion and growing (http://construction.com/about-us/press/green-building-outlook-strong-for-both-non-residential-and-residential.asp). Some new green features for homes tailoring to the middle class include:

  • Square footage which ranges from 1,600 square feet to 3,500 square feet
  • Bamboo flooring
  • On-Demand Water Heaters
  • Rain Barrels
  • Insulated Windows
  • High efficiency heat pumps
  • Icynene spray foam insulation
  • Non-toxic finishes minus those nasty volatile organic compounds
  • Formaldehyde-free kitchen cabinets
  • All homes come complete with Energy Star specs

You may be wondering: “so what is it going to cost me?” Well, for starters, certain higher-cost “green” items can actually save you money in other places. For example, when installing thicker insulation, a smaller air conditioner is needed. Shorter duct runs create savings when the attic is well-sealed. In addition, you can reap benefits when it comes to resale, since the marketing of this type of home appeals to those looking to save up to as much as 50% on utilities or to live in a green home. The National Association of Home Builders has green building standards to help you assess how energy efficient your home could be with innovative green energy renovations.

I have worked with several excellent contractors in the Shrewsbury area, who pride themselves on going “green.” If you’re thinking of undertaking such a project, feel free to reach out to me anytime, and I’m happy to pass along a few names for you.

 

About Steve Levine

For nearly three decades, Steve Levine of REMAX Professional Associates, has been one of the top Real Estate agents in the Central Massachusetts.  A ten-time honoree as #1 REMAX Agent in New England, he brings to the table the experience that comes from working successfully with over 2000 Buyers and Sellers, through all types of real estate markets.  Adept at everything from land development, to custom home building, to residential single family and condo sales, his “can do” approach has made him one of the most sought after agents in the region.

A consummate marketing aficionado, and recognized as one of the most innovative Realtors in the industry, he has spoken nationally on many occasions, training other real estate agents on customer service, marketing, and web presence, and is currently developing a suite of instructional videos designed to enable agents to take their business to the next level.

When not out selling Massachusetts’s real estate, Steve is a passionate photographer, musician and writer, and is constantly looking for new ways to express himself.

For a private consultation on your Massachusetts real estate needs, he can be reached by email at steve@shrewsbury.net, by phone at 508 735-4663.

You can also check out his photography website at www.stellarimages.us.

If selling your Shrewsbury, MA home is not an option, you may consider Renting

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – If you need to sell your home and find that you are having trouble selling it, why not rent it? For many, this is a frightening idea because people believe there are so many ways for problems to arise within this particular arrangement.

To avoid any possible problems, homeowners simply need to arm themselves with a few key pieces of information. For starters, you must be able to emotionally disconnect from the house. You need to approach this new situation in the way you would if you were selling the house, since tenants do have privacy rights. This will also allow you to deal with any tenant problems from an objective standpoint.

Secondly and most importantly, you must screen each and every tenant that you consider. You may consult the Landlord Protection Agency website for screening worksheets at http://www.thelpa.com/. Pay special attention to their reason for moving, the number of tenants, if they have children how many and how old are they, if they have pets, if there are smokers, the state of their credit, what their occupation is, and lastly if they have ever owned a home. Beware of “professional tenants” who seek out landlords that do not screen and bank on the idea that you may not know how to remove them from the house.

Thirdly, be smart about what you charge for rent. As your agent I can help educate you about current competition and rental prices in Shrewsbury. As with the purchasing of a home, the right price can make the difference between a renter signing an agreement or not.

Finally, be prepared to decide who is responsible for which repairs and upgrades. A basic rule of thumb is that if something breaks that affects quality of life or poses a danger to your tenant, you are responsible for it. Upgrades are obviously not requirements, although you may want to consider them if you find an agreeable tenant that you wish to keep long-term.

 

About Steve Levine

For nearly three decades, Steve Levine of REMAX Professional Associates, has been one of the top Real Estate agents in the Central Massachusetts.  A ten-time honoree as #1 REMAX Agent in New England, he brings to the table the experience that comes from working successfully with over 2000 Buyers and Sellers, through all types of real estate markets.  Adept at everything from land development, to custom home building, to residential single family and condo sales, his “can do” approach has made him one of the most sought after agents in the region.

A consummate marketing aficionado, and recognized as one of the most innovative Realtors in the industry, he has spoken nationally on many occasions, training other real estate agents on customer service, marketing, and web presence, and is currently developing a suite of instructional videos designed to enable agents to take their business to the next level.

When not out selling Massachusetts’s real estate, Steve is a passionate photographer, musician and writer, and is constantly looking for new ways to express himself.

For a private consultation on your Massachusetts real estate needs, he can be reached by email at steve@shrewsbury.net, by phone at 508 735-4663.

You can also check out his photography website at www.stellarimages.us.

Consider these small fixes that can add value to your Shrewsbury, MA home

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – You may be surprised to hear that adding value to your home and property is not as costly as you may think. The first and most popular is paint. Both the exterior of a home or an interior room can be seemingly magically transformed with the right shade of paint. If nothing else, it changes old and dingy to fresh and new. This is a relatively inexpensive way to update your home and add value.

The exterior of a house cannot be neglected either, and value can be added here without ripping out the front stoop and repaving the driveway. Replacing that dated or worn front door can make a tremendous improvement in the way your home looks from the curb. Changing old and worn light fixtures is another way to update and freshen your home’s exterior. Adding foundation shrubs, bushes, and flowers is another smart and inexpensive way to boost your home’s value, while adding a whole lot of curb appeal.

Inside the home, studies have shown that chrome fixtures are highly preferred to the more dated gold fixtures and that a fixed glass screen is preferred over a shower curtain. If you plan to add window treatments, simple blinds are the most popular choice. You may also consider changing your bathroom and kitchen drawer pulls and light fixtures with more modern choices. You may be surprised to see just how much it can transform the look of the room.

 

About Steve Levine

For nearly three decades, Steve Levine of REMAX Professional Associates, has been one of the top Real Estate agents in the Central Massachusetts.  A ten-time honoree as #1 REMAX Agent in New England, he brings to the table the experience that comes from working successfully with over 2000 Buyers and Sellers, through all types of real estate markets.  Adept at everything from land development, to custom home building, to residential single family and condo sales, his “can do” approach has made him one of the most sought after agents in the region.

A consummate marketing aficionado, and recognized as one of the most innovative Realtors in the industry, he has spoken nationally on many occasions, training other real estate agents on customer service, marketing, and web presence, and is currently developing a suite of instructional videos designed to enable agents to take their business to the next level.

When not out selling Massachusetts’s real estate, Steve is a passionate photographer, musician and writer, and is constantly looking for new ways to express himself.

For a private consultation on your Massachusetts real estate needs, he can be reached by email at steve@shrewsbury.net, by phone at 508 735-4663.

You can also check out his photography website at www.stellarimages.us.

There are inexpensive and easy ways to lower your Energy Costs and increase the Resale Value of your Shrewsbury, MA home

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Since there are several easy ways to cut your home energy costs and low energy costs add to resale value to your Shrewsbury home, what better time to start implementing them than right now? These tips are tried and true and really can help you save on the energy costs of your home.

– Washer and Dryer Use: You can halve your energy usage simply by changing the temperature from hot to warm on your clothes washer. And if you line dry just half of your clothing on an indoor drying rack, you can save up to $52 per year. An energy efficient dryer will also reduce the energy costs of using the appliances; look for Energy Star certified washers and dryers.

– Replace your upright freezer for a chest freezer. Chest freezers consume up to 25% less energy because the cold air does not pour out each time you open the door. You can calculate what your current model versus a new one would save you online. Consider this amount if you decide to renovate, and calculate that into the resale value of your home.

– Change all of your bulbs from incandescent to compact fluorescent bulbs or light-emitting diodes. Incandescents only use 10% of their energy for light; the remaining 90% is turned to heat. This switch can be part of a slew of things that you do to make your home more energy-efficient, a large selling point for many buyers nowadays.

– Make it possible to unplug devices when not in use. Many of these devices use power even in they are in stand-by mode. A simple way to do this is to plug your televisions, printers, iPods and cell phones into a power surge protector. By switching one button, you can turn them all off at once. This small change could save you up to $100 per year.

– By weather stripping drafty doors and caulking windows you can save up to 20% on heating and air conditioning costs. In addition, installing double-paned Low Emissivity windows can save you up to $450 per year in energy costs. Use these as contributing elements to your energy-efficient home.

– Choose an Energy Star Appliance when the time comes to replace your home’s leading energy guzzlers. These include your refrigerator, clothes washer, clothes dryer and dishwasher. You will save up to $75 per year.

– Lastly, Wood Burning stoves can save you anywhere from 20% – 40% on your home heating bills, and may add to the warm feeling and ambience of your home.

All of these considerations can add value to your Shrewsbury home, and I would encourage you to contact me for recommendations of people who will be able to give a consultation on the cost and value of these appliances and who will even be able to install them for you!

 

About Steve Levine

For nearly three decades, Steve Levine of REMAX Professional Associates, has been one of the top Real Estate agents in the Central Massachusetts.  A ten-time honoree as #1 REMAX Agent in New England, he brings to the table the experience that comes from working successfully with over 2000 Buyers and Sellers, through all types of real estate markets.  Adept at everything from land development, to custom home building, to residential single family and condo sales, his “can do” approach has made him one of the most sought after agents in the region.

A consummate marketing aficionado, and recognized as one of the most innovative Realtors in the industry, he has spoken nationally on many occasions, training other real estate agents on customer service, marketing, and web presence, and is currently developing a suite of instructional videos designed to enable agents to take their business to the next level.

When not out selling Massachusetts’s real estate, Steve is a passionate photographer, musician and writer, and is constantly looking for new ways to express himself.

For a private consultation on your Massachusetts real estate needs, he can be reached by email at steve@shrewsbury.net, by phone at 508 735-4663.

You can also check out his photography website at www.stellarimages.us.

In renovating your Kitchen, consider Laminate Flooring over Hardwoods in Shrewsbury, MA

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – In my experience, certain renovations yield such returns in the buyer’s feeling about the home and the final selling price that they are absolutely worth the investment. One of these investments may be the flooring in a kitchen.

Between the kids and the dog your kitchen floor can take quite a beating. For this reason when choosing flooring for your kitchen, you may find yourself second-guessing hardwood. Although the beauty of hardwood flooring is hard to deny, the eventual cost to maintain it may negate the desire for its natural beauty. Unfortunately, wood absorbs moisture that can cause cracking and warping over time. In a worst-case scenario it could even end up cupping or crowning in spots. Your only solutions to these problems are to either sand down the affected section and re-finish, or replace it entirely.

Since the kitchen demands a flooring material that can withstand high foot traffic and stains all while optimizing comfort, laminate flooring may be the perfect solution. There are a myriad of styles and colors available, and most materials are moisture-resistant. Stains can be cleaned quite easily as well.

This material is not only affordable, but also relatively simple to install. If you do decide that laminate is your best option, allow the tiles to sit in their future home for a few days so that they can adjust to the atmosphere they will eventually be installed in. The individual tiles will expand and contract. Also when installing, don’t forget to leave a quarter of an inch between the wall and the flooring. A wet tile saw is perfect for cutting this material to size. As always, before installation make sure to fill in any holes or dings, and sand away any bumps on your sub-flooring. These blemishes could affect the final result, and an impeccable result may have a significant impact on the final selling price of your home.

For referrals to contractors for these jobs, feel free to contact me.

About Steve Levine

For nearly three decades, Steve Levine of REMAX Professional Associates, has been one of the top Real Estate agents in the Central Massachusetts.  A ten-time honoree as #1 REMAX Agent in New England, he brings to the table the experience that comes from working successfully with over 2000 Buyers and Sellers, through all types of real estate markets.  Adept at everything from land development, to custom home building, to residential single family and condo sales, his “can do” approach has made him one of the most sought after agents in the region.

A consummate marketing aficionado, and recognized as one of the most innovative Realtors in the industry, he has spoken nationally on many occasions, training other real estate agents on customer service, marketing, and web presence, and is currently developing a suite of instructional videos designed to enable agents to take their business to the next level.

When not out selling Massachusetts’s real estate, Steve is a passionate photographer, musician and writer, and is constantly looking for new ways to express himself.

For a private consultation on your Massachusetts real estate needs, he can be reached by email at steve@shrewsbury.net, by phone at 508 735-4663.

You can also check out his photography website at www.stellarimages.us.