Friday, February 28, 2014

Spring in Real Estate

Spring is a busy season in the real estate market. However, if you are a prospective home seller or home buyer, you should not wait for the flowers to bloom (not even in New England) to get ready for it.

If you are a seller there are few things you can do now to get ready to sell:

  • Start packing (get your closets, garage, basement organized and clear the clutter in the process, rent storage unit if needed).
  • De-personalize (pack up the photographs and family heirlooms, let buyers imagine their own photographs on the walls).
  • Improve your home (little things can have a big impact: replacing old caulk, updating light fixtures or hardware).

Whether you are a seller or a buyer:

  • Interview real estate professionals (they will help you research the market and get you a detailed market analysis)
  • Assemble your client team (talk to your mortgage advisor, financial advisor, estate planner, and other professionals that may be involved in the process).

Connect with me today and I will help you create a solid real estate plan and assemble your client team so you can make an informed decision that is right for you and your family.

Call/text: 508-507-9715, email:

Monday, February 17, 2014

Franklin, MA named safest city

Sculpture Park in Franklin, MA rates Franklin, MA the safest city to live in for the second year in a row.

Take a look at the WCVB's profile of the town. There may be a fact or two you did not know.

If you would you like to learn more why people choose Franklin, read on in my post from December 22, 2013 - "Why live in Franklin?"

Have more questions or looking to buy/sell real estate in this area? Connect with me at or call/text 508-507-9715. I would be happy to help.

Monday, February 10, 2014 at Better Living Real Estate

Improving the Human Condition is about making a positive difference in lives of people. It's the motto and mission that guides our business model at Better Living Real Estate. We are helping our communities and local non-profit organizations via

Recently we have donated to "Rosa's Pursuit for Hope" and the fight against breast cancer. Please visit Rosa's Pursuit For Hope to read her amazing story and support her fight.

“Rosa is truly an amazing woman who has fought through much adversity to continue to have Hope. We are committed to continue to raise monies in hope that one day that efforts will result in a cure. Cancer has no demographics when choosing who will be affected, however it is our "Hope" that our efforts will make a difference in the life of someone whose only goal is live life. We have raised $89K for Dana Farber clinical trials with the Hope that one day our efforts will "Make a Difference” for all.” 
- Michael, Rosa's husband, via Facebook

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Franklin Pride/Panthers Bead Collection

Looking for a unique Valentine's Day gift? Look no more. Check out the "Franklin Pride/Panthers Bead" Collection. 
The Franklin bead supports our youth athletics and people in need of assistance via the local food pantry, right here in our own backyard!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Yard Sale and Raffle to Benefit Munroe Family

People in Franklin, MA and surrounding communities are coming together again to show support to Munroe family.

  • Yard Sale/Raffle - this Sunday 2/9/14 from 10am-2pm at Franklin VFW. 
  • Proceeds will be donated to Lexi & Sean Munroe Fund. 
  • Many local businesses donated items/gift certificates for the raffle. Tickets $1/each or $10 for 15.
  • Items for yard sale can be dropped off at the VFW on Saturday between 7:30pm-9:30pm or on Sunday between 7am-9am.
  • For more information about the event and volunteer opportunities please contact 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February Vacation - Things To Do

Are you planning on a February Staycation? No need to panic. Here are some activities for your kids/teens to enjoy. Click on the links for more details about the events.

Self Esteem Through Art Camp: Island Getaway Kids' Time. Wednesday 2/19 and Thursday 2/20, 9:30am-12:30pm. Tropical vacation minus the cost plus lots of fun.

Soccer for Smiles Tournament to benefit Random Smiles Project, 2/18-2/20.

"Sprinkle of Etiquette" for children at The Cake Bar. 2/18, 1:30-2:30pm. Table manners are more than about proper eating; it's about being kind and considerate of others. Contact Cake Bar to reserve a spot.

Franklin Art Center:  2/18 Cookies and Canvas (9:30am-11:30am), 2/19 Kids Paint a Sled Workshop (9am-12pm), 2/20 Cookies and Canvas (9:30am-11:30am).

Hockomock YMCA offering number of February Vacation Minicamps at all 3 branches.

Franklin Recreation Department: Street Hockey Clinic, EXTREME Science, Rock Climbing Trip, Kid Care Babysittig, Tools of a Scientist (Pre-K), Paintball Trip, Animal Adventure workshop, Nashoba Valley Tubing Trip. Spots are limited. Contact Franklin Recreation Dept. for more information at 508-520-4909.

Franklin Public Library offering many activities for February vacation (crafts, legos, winter carnival and much more). Check out other libraries in the area: Bellingham, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, Wrentham.

Stony Brook Audubon Sanctuary, Norfolk MA - day camps from 9am-3:30pm, 2/18-2/21.

* If you know of any events that you would like to see added, please contact Renata at