As a realtor of 12 plus years, it’s always good to learn a bit more about what challenges my clients may face and this spring, I certainly have, FIRST HAND! I became a home seller this spring. After 25 years in our family home in Medway, after many celebrations, high school graduations, college graduations and my husband’s 50th birthday which was a big event at our home in Medway (his 60th however was celebrated quietly), we passed our home over to a new family just a week ago.
Selling was a hard decision to make and one we grappled with over the past few years. With one son in LA and the other in R.I and a daughter in Louisiana, it’s not always easy to get everyone together. So when we celebrated our last Christmas together in our Medway home last December, it was a particularly memory packed event. We went thru memorabilia of years gone by and decided what to save and what to toss. Although my oldest son was fine with throwing away his life story at 13 complete with a timeline of events in his life, including his first water skiing attempt and graduation from middle school, I chose to save that project. We did let go of the legos both sons spent hours and hours with in our sunroom for years. And the list went on and on. When we finished the holiday we had a box or two of memories which would follow us to our new home.
Leaving our neighborhood and town was difficult as well. As a realtor, you connect with the town and its residents on a different level than other jobs. I’m constantly interfacing with the people at town hall or stopping in to talk to the local insurance agent or mortgage provider and of course I work closely with those people moving in and moving out of town. And I was involved with a few town projects sitting on various committees. That was particularly hard to walk away from but as we’re now temporary residents in an abutting town, I had no choice as residency is required to be on a town committee. Still I knew that we may be returning to Medway once we find our new home, so knowing that, made it easier.
Deciding to sell, I’m told by others who are considering it, takes courage and it does! Moving away from friends and families is not easy – That last day we were at the house, many neighbors stopped to wish us well and often saw a tear in my eye. But it’s the right decision for us. We’re about to embark on a new chapter in our lives. My husband retired in December and although I will continue to work in residential real estate in Metrowest Boston for years to come, we look forward to some travel and finding our new home! I think I know a good realtor for that!
Mothers day rolled around at just the right time this year – We had moved into our temporary housing and one of my sons showed up to spend the day with us. The day was particularly sweet. We decided to take a walk with the dog at a state park and come “home” for supper which was cooked by Dad and Son – I realized then, home is not a structure but where family is – And this Mother’s Day home was at our new apartment! A timely lesson for me!
If it’s the RIGHT MOVE – MAKE IT – Don’t let inertia hold you back – Life is TOO short! I’m here to help!
The calendar says it’s spring – but the weather doesn’t . And as a result, sellers were slow to list their homes with snow still on the ground. But happy to report finally we’re seeing homes come on the market. Take a look at what is new in Medway in the past week or two
Six beautiful homes ranging from $289,900 to $795,000 are new to the market in Medway – There’s something for everyone! 2 Shady lane (#3 below ) is a beautiful home ready for viewing pleasure on This Sunday March 24 from 1-3:30pm – Call me if you have any questions.
Come see this beautiful home with many wonderful features and unique layout!
Multi Level Colonial on a country road – Newly updated Kitchen with Granite / SS appliances and island – Newly updated baths. Hardwood and Tile throughout the home – Freshly Painted interior – Neutral Decor – Great fenced in back yard – Spacious Floor Plan – with room to expand on lower level (walkout) – Enjoy the perennials this spring including fruit trees in the front yard. Community farm Close by! Newer Roof and Title V is in hand! Medway – Best places to live in Boston Magazine!
Check out the town website! http://www.townofmedway.org/Pages/index
1,762 Sq Ft
10,000 Sq Ft Lot
Single Family Home
8 total rooms
Basement is Partial
Community features: Conservation Area, Public School, Shopping, Walk/Jog Trails
Don’t Miss President’s Day Open Houses this Sunday
PRESIDENTS’ DAY WEEKEND – And the real estate industry and sellers are taking advantage of the long weekend. There are 1500 homes opened in Massachusetts tomorrow for buyers’ viewing! In Metro-West, there are 282 homes opened for your viewing pleasure! There is something for everyone in Metro-west’s Open Houses!
If you’re looking for a definitive list in your town, just call me 508 446 5094 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you that list!