Michelle Anne Murphy - South Shore Real Estate Services | Scituate MA Real Estate



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The lawn is trimmed, the house is spotless and you're ready for a real estate agent to show off your home to a prospective buyer -- but what about your pets? Pets and showings don't always mix; the potential buyers may be afraid of or allergic to your animals -- or your pets could slip right past them and end up roaming the neighborhood. For the safety and comfort of all, confine or remove your pets during a showing in one of the following ways. 

What to do with Pets When you Show your Home

Contain them: This works best with smaller animals, like cats, petite, quiet dogs and even exotic animals like house rabbits. When they are present, but not roaming around, your pet will be safe and won't be much of a distraction. Ideally, a pet carrier or crate can be used for this purpose -- and allows your home to be shown at a moment's notice. 

Take a walk or drive: If you know when a showing is happening and will be home, then put on a leash and head to the sidewalk or car. Even a very friendly large breed dog can be alarming to some prospective buyers and any dog is a distraction. Showings don't take long, so if you can conveniently do so, taking a walk or drive gets you both out of the house and out of the way -- and ensures your home is the true focus of the visit. 

Rely on a neighbor: If you have a neighbor, friend or family member nearby that can pet sit for an afternoon, this is a good time to visit. Your pet will benefit from the attention and fresh environment and you won't have to worry about them getting out or alarming a buyer. 

Consider boarding: If your agent is holding an open house, consider boarding your pet on the big day. You won't have to worry about finding a place for them to stay and you'll be able to show the home with confidence. If you do have many people walking through the house, even a friendly pet can be overwhelmed, so this is often the best solution for all. 

Securing your pets while your home is shown will give you peace of mind about their safety and will also allow the viewers to envision themselves living there without distraction. It also gives you a chance to check all latches, doors and gates before returning your pet to their normal space -- prospective buyers could leave a door, gate or window open, allowing for an easy escape route for a curious pet. Take these simple steps before a showing and you will benefit in several key ways -- and your pets will, too. 

 



92 Foster Ave, Marshfield, MA 02050

Ocean Bluff

Single-Family

$799,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Spectacular direct ocean front location! This year-round Nantucket style home will impress you with recent, extensive renovations! The home boasts an open floor plan from the kitchen to the living room, original shiplap, a charming, classic New England fireplace, gleaming refinished hardwood floors and new stainless steel appliances. First floor features a completely remodeled full bathroom with a walk-in shower, Laundry room, cozy bedroom and unobstructed ocean views. Enjoy waterfront entertaining in an enclosed porch with picturesque windows that leads to a new expansive deck. Panoramic ocean views from all three bedrooms upstairs and original claw foot tub. This turn key property features new roof, new windows, recessed lighting, gas fireplace, outdoor shower, new red cedar shingles and trim. Attached garage and plenty of parking space! Enjoy breathtaking sunrises & sunsets over the sea, fishing, swimming, sandy beach & just minutes to shops & restaurants!
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Friday
September 27 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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49B Collier Rd, Scituate, MA 02066

Third Cliff

Single-Family

$2,590,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Build the oceanfront house of your dreams! Step out your front door to the beach! This stunning Nantucket Craftsman will include wrap around decks with panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean, North River & direct access to the famous sandy "Spit" perfect for beachcombing, sunbathing & soaking up the good life! Custom construction by highly regarded local builder K&E Construction/NHN Development. To be built once you choose the custom architectural design & finishes! Master suite with balcony, guest area & infinity spa. Expansive great room with beach stone fireplace, entertaining deck & outdoor kitchen! This Third Cliff paradise is ideally located minutes from golfing, marina, harbor shops, restaurants, lighthouse & the train to Boston! This is a builders package, plans shown are concepts only, actual designs may vary. Town sewer, town water & gas on the street!
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49C Collier Rd, Scituate, MA 02066

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Price

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Acres
Residential
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Once in a lifetime does a direct oceanfront property on the coveted Third Cliff of the South Shore become available! Direct beachfront property with access to the famous sandy SPIT! This lot has panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Boston Canal with passing boats and the North River with trails, kayaking & beach combing. Mature shrubs and plantings on this private landscaped lot. Gas, town sewer, public road, beach access on site. This land is a hidden gem by Scituate Harbor shops, marina, restaurants, bike path & train to Boston!
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49 Collier Rd, Scituate, MA 02066

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$1,599,000
Price

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5
Beds
3
Baths
DIRECT BEACH FRONT LIVING! Once in a lifetime opportunity to live surrounded by panoramic ocean views, the soulful senses of the sea and rare direct access to a sandy beach oasis- the highly coveted Spit! Swim, kayak, surf and beachcomb in your own front yard! This "perfectly scituated" home is move in ready with a spacious open floor plan designed for soaking up the coastal lifestyle & entertaining with 2 kitchens, 2 family rooms ,multiple decks & patios leading out to dine alfresco under a seaside sunset! A private master suite with full bath, sitting area and balcony overlooks the Atlantic ocean with passing ships to Boston! All new windows, utilities, roof, and refinished hardwood floors. Attached garage with mudroom, garden area and beach rose landscaped yard with a concrete pier! The guest suite with separate entrance is the perfect in-law, Airbnb apartment and investment income potential! Walking distance to Scituate Harbor shops, marina, restaurants, bike path & train!
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