Blog :: 04-2013

Better Homes and Gardens The Shanahan Group - We're Better

When you first pass the Real Estate Licensing Exam in Massachusetts, your name is circulated throughout the different Real Estate Boards. As a result, you receive a lot of letters, phone calls, and emails from various offices, welcoming you to the industry and inviting you to meet with them. Then you start interviewing. You think about whats important to you as you embark on this career, your reasons for choosing to become a Realtor, and you hear a lot about what each of these organizations can offer you. So I went on the interviews. I talked about my background and experience, my expectations and aspirations.And I listened to some spiels. Being a (control freak) detail oriented person, I made my spreadsheet, my list of pros and cons, and I contacted my friend, June for some advice. June has been with Shanahan Real Estate Group in Winchester, as a broker associate and trainer since its inception. And she insisted I come in to speak with Nan Shanahan and the rest of her team. I encountered a workplace filled with passion, humor, teamwork, ideals, authenticity, expertise, and experience. Being with an independent firm was not the direction I had envisioned but after speaking with a few of the bigger names, then speaking with Shanahan, I couldnt envision myself anywhere else. I needed to be valued, to add my own talents and signature, to work as part of a team and grow something worthwhile. I needed to continue to learn and to be challenged. I wanted to work with the best. I signed on with Nan the next day. Fast forward to November of 2012. We were asked to become the first Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate office in Massachusetts. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (wisely) recognized the intrinsic value of our organization and Nan and our team (wisely) recognized the benefit of affiliating with such a dynamic, highly recognizable, tech-savvy brand. PAIGE As realtors, hundreds of times, weve seen that look when a buyer takes their first steps into a house and they just know this is their home. For us, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is that home. They had us at hello. Its been a pretty wild ride these past few months with training, trips, and technology, technology, technology! Like any fulfilling relationship, they filled in gaps that we were missing and weve added our own distinctiveness to a company that truly values it. Shanahan Real Estate Group was so very good before. Partnered with this brand, Better Homes and Gardens The Shanahan Group is Better!

Being Better

Blog Post By: Realtor Associate, Christine Curtin

The Adorable Yellow Cape

Its funny how many people know this house: Washington St Exterior We pass it on our way to BJs or Target or as we pull in to the parking lot of The Gingerbread Construction Company (the carrot cake muffins are To. Die. For.). Its address may be 586 Washington Street in Winchester but most people in town know it simply as The Adorable Cape on Washington Street. Its on the market for sale this weekend - and in case you were wondering, its just as adorable and charming on the inside! This house feels like home the minute you walk in the front door! From the built-in bookcases and plantation shutters in the living room to the china cabinet in the dining room, its a wonderfully welcoming house. The kitchen is updated with a playroom or office just off it. Washington St Family Room The best part? The sliders in the dining room open out to a large sunny deck that's partially covered (for when you need to step out of that sun we *know* is coming) overlooking a big, fenced-in yard with a shed and playset. Lots of room to entertain, play, and just enjoy the soon-to-be-warmer weather! Washington St Deck This house has been well cared for over the years and features a sprinkler system, newer heating system, new windows, and a security system. Just move right in and enjoy all Winchester has to offer! Come by our Open House this Sunday, April 14th from 12:00 - 2:00 and see for yourself!