Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Shanahan Group is excited to announce the launch of
Shanahan by the Sea -Waterfront Collection,
a new extension of our services covering the vibrant Cape Cod real estate market.
Technology that Brings Your Home to Buyers - Wherever They Are
If you’ve been thinking about selling, only to be blind-sided by recent market instability, your instinct might be to hold off and stay put. That's understandable, but consider this: interest rates are at an all-time low and inventory remains short. As a seller, this puts you in a unique position and I’m ready to help you maximize your return in a market that’s more complicated than ever.
We have the technology and marketing expertise to get your home sold, even if potential buyers are stuck at home. With dedicated property websites, video tours, digital listing packets, virtual open houses, targeted email, and social media marketing, we can leverage our technology to reach today’s highly motivated buyers.
Contact us today and we can develop a custom marketing plan exclusive to your home. We'll be here with you for the entire process, from list-to-close, with your health and safety first and foremost.
We believe in communities. We believe in building communities. We believe that everyone deserves a community where they feel safe, supported and respected. It's why we are in the business of residential real estate. We understand that we have a role to play.
We are committed to Fair Housing policies and beyond them, we also strive to foster a warm and welcoming community which recognizes and values diversity and inclusion.
It is why we stand with the Town of Winchester, The Network for Social Justice and others in supporting this Joint Statement on Police Brutality and Systemic Racism, released June 2nd: "We condemn hate crimes, police brutality, and the systemic and pervasive institutional factors that have led to the recent violence and trauma impacting communities of color across the country."
Click here to read the full statement.
Buying a Home, From Home
You can take advantage of all-time low interest rates and do much of the home buying process from the comfort of your home. As our nation continues to deal with the threat of COVID-19, I'm offering the following services to maintain your health, safety, and peace of mind.
I'm happy to preview homes you are interested in by offering a virtual tour. Ask questions during a live video tour or I can send you a recording.
Email Notes, Seller Disclosures, Digital Listing Packets
Often, there are seller disclosures, notes, and digital listing packets associated with a listing that are not available to consumers. I can email you details about your top listings which you can easily view from your computer or smart phone.
With regard to social distancing, we can set up a private showing to ensure no other potential buyers are viewing the home at the same time.
With interest rates at an all-time low, it is a great time to buy. And with today's technology, much of the process can be done safely from your home. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
Last January, my mom and I met the wonderful and talented Theresa Johnson of Johnson Photography at my house for a photo shoot. We were marking the beginning of a new decade at BHGRE The Shanahan Group with my new partnership in the company. The announcement to the public was to be made in the early spring, but well...more important things came up.
As we celebrated Mother's Day this weekend (while socially distancing), Nan and I decided that now was the time. Below is the official press release. Thank you to our team, the agents that make up our group, our clients and our business partners for your support over the years. We are incredibly proud of the work that we do together and look forward to bright days ahead.
From Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Shanahan Group:
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Shanahan Group is pleased to announce that, effective January 1, 2020, Karen Shanahan Garrett became a partner and co-owner, alongside her mother and longtime real estate broker Nan Shanahan. Since its beginning in 2007, The Shanahan Group has been led by Nan as broker owner and supported in its leadership by Karen. Through the years, both women have worked together to build a successful, reputable and local brand, bringing together the best professionals in the real estate industry to serve our clients.
In 2019, we adopted a new mission statement to reflect our culture as a group, but also our approach to serving our clients. In recent weeks, this mission statement has guided us and has never been more important as we pave a path forward.
“In it together, from start to finish”
-BHGRE The Shanahan Group
Especially in uncertain times, strong and consistent leadership is critical to our business. We will continue to support our agents, clients and our communities as we navigate the challenges of a post pandemic environment. The future is strong and The Shanahan Group will be part of our collective recovery.
The Turkey Trot is back this year and is better than ever! Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Shanahan Group is proud to announce the 9th annual Turkey Trot for Kids!
On Thanksgiving morning, bundle up in your warm hats and mittens to support a great cause. Children ages 3-9 are invited to race to raise money for The Bridget Brigade. Coffee and cocoa will be served to help warm your bodies and your spirit as we enjoy watching the little ones race. Rest assured, everyone goes home a winner! Registration is only $5 per racer, and what a wonderful way to start Thanksgiving. This is a wonderful opportunity to teach our little ones about supporting charities and a good way to show how thankful we are for our healthy rambunctious children.
The Bridget Brigade is a Winchester-based non-profit founded in the memory of Bridget Marie Dobbins, raising funds to provide support to Massachusetts families with a critically-ill child.
You can register here or in person at The Shanahan Group offices at 552 Main Street in Winchester, MA. Registration is also available starting at 8:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving, November 23rd, at Lincoln Elementary School Field. We hope to see you!
Spring is almost here, so it’s time to review your checklist and stock up on cleaning supplies. Here are some ideas to freshen up a musty house and bring in the new season.
Windows & Coverings
Flooring & Baseboards
Planning to move this winter? Winter is the off-season for moving companies, so this is a great time to plan a move. You’ll get a wider selection of dates and lower prices. Here are some tips to make your winter move easier.
Be weather flexible
Winter weather can be unpredictable, so check the forecast. You may decide to postpone your move if there is a good chance of severe weather. Be prepared to allow extra travel time if needed.
Check in with your movers to confirm any last minute details a day or two before the move to make sure everything is still on schedule. Listen to any of their concerns about the weather or hazardous road conditions.
Clear your driveway and walkways
If your driveway and walkways are icy or covered with snow, clear them off before the movers arrive. This will make it safer and easier for the movers and help prevent damage to your belongings. Lay down plastic sheeting or blankets to protect the flooring on the inside of your home.
Pack your car
Electronics and cold weather do not mix well together. Move your electronics in your own car so they can stay warm. Put them in your car right before you leave to minimize their exposure to the cold temperatures.
Also, put any winter essentials in your car, like extra clothes, coats, boots, hats, gloves, scarves, and an emergency blanket. Include anything you might need in case of travel delays.
Turn off the heat
Since people will be going in and out of your home most of the day, make it easier on your furnace and your electric bill by turning the heat off. Use a space heater in the main floor bathroom with the door closed to keep that room warm.
Take good care of your movers
Cold winter moving is hard on movers, so have some hot chocolate, tea, coffee, or apple cider ready for them. Be sure to thank them for helping with your winter move and tip them well.
If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, contact The Shanahan Group today!
Real estate agents help sellers get the most money for their home in the least amount of time. Agents also help smooth the home selling process. The National Association of Realtors (NAR), recently released an annual survey that provides some characteristics of home sellers in 2017.
For many home buyers, buying a home is one of the largest financial transactions they will make. Real estate agents help buyers find the best home for them. Here are a few of the home buyer trends from the NAR survey.
If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, contact The Shanahan Group today!