Gregory Murphy & Cathy Ferrone - WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briarwood Real Estate

Posted by Gregory Murphy & Cathy Ferrone on 10/5/2017

Lighting is one of those home musts that can change the way that you feel. Ask anyone who struggles with seasonal affective disorder and you'll learn the powerful impact that light has on you. Yet, indoor lighting is often overlooked when it's time to shop for furniture and home decor. That could be because lighting isn't large like a sofa, king size bed, coffee table or kitchen island.

Lights play a bigger role in your life than you think

For what maybe the first time, pay attention to the lighting in your home. Think about which is best for you and your family, floor or table lamps. Consider LED,natural spectrum, full spectrum and linear light bulbs. Spectrum lights offer benefits similar to natural, outdoor light. They have been used to help treat seasonal affective disorder. Although the bulbs are gentle on the human system,they provide an ongoing mood boost. Stronger spectrum lights are generally only used for about one hour a day.

In addition to light bulbs, another feature to consider is whether you want a floor or a table lamp. Here are benefits and styles to weigh when considering floor and table lamp options.

Tall floor lamps reach up five feet and more. Spines on tall floor lamps are narrow, at times going straight up. Other tall floor lamps have a curving spine. Colors that floor lamps come in range from black to brown to silver and gold. Make sure that the base of floor lamps are sturdy and heavy enough to prevent them from easily toppling over should someone bump into the lamps.

Floor lamps built into a table offer storage space. These lamps are generally the same height as traditional end tables that you place a lamp upon. There are floor,table lamp combos that have a magazine rack at the bottom of the table. If you want to save space, this lamp might be a perfect choice.

Let table lamps light up your home

Table lamps come in a variety of shapes. There are round bodied and square table lamps.Clear, solid and opaque table lamps are other available choices. Some table lamps are designed with delicate detail. The height of table lamps start as short as one foot and top out at more than three feet. Choose table lamps that aren't too weighty for your end tables, especially glass end tables.

Color options for table lamps tend to be much larger than they are with floor lamps. Despite bright and soft color options that the body of table lamps come in, it's the shade that you and your guests won't miss. There are straight sided, linen,bell shaped, drum and round lamp shades. There are so many options, to make the best choice, you need to take your time shopping for indoor lighting.

Few furniture pieces impact the look and feel of your home the way that lighting does. Before choosing between floor or table lamps, think about how much room you have in your home. If your favorite furniture store doesn't have the lamp styles that you love, check flea markets, consignment stores and interior design shops.

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Posted by Gregory Murphy & Cathy Ferrone on 10/2/2017

This Single-Family in Quincy, MA recently sold for $450,000. This Bungalow style home was sold by Gregory Murphy & Cathy Ferrone - WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briarwood Real Estate.

90 Franklin Ave, Quincy, MA 02170



Sale Price

Location is everything! This Bungalow is a great condo alternative! Live in this highly desirable beach community. Short walk to Wollaston beach, restaurants, parks, schools and biking paths. Walk up attic and finished lower level with fenced in back yard. Showings July 27-Aug 5th first open house Aug 6th. Will be reviewing offers Aug 7th.

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Posted by Gregory Murphy & Cathy Ferrone on 9/29/2017

This Single-Family in Norton, MA recently sold for $436,000. This Colonial,Contemporary style home was sold by Gregory Murphy & Cathy Ferrone - WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briarwood Real Estate.

72 Newcomb St, Norton, MA 02766


Sale Price

Full/Half Baths
This Home Is Mind Blowing!! Move In Ready & Not Your Typical House; This Home Has WOW At Almost Every Turn Starting With The Massive Curved Staircase! Updated Kitchen w/Double Oven, Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Counter Tops & 2 Skylights; Open Floor Plan Leads To The Dining Room w/Wood Stove & Stunning Exposed Brick; Sliders Lead You To A Screened In Room w/Paver Floor & Cathedraled Ceiling Perfect For Those Evening Dinners Or Coffee In The Morning Overlooking Your Paradise! Oversized Fireplaced Family Room w/Wall of Windows That Overlooks The Private Fenced In Backyard! Gleaming Hardwood Floors! 3 Large Bedrooms That Are All Cathedral Ceilings w/Exposed Wood Beams! Updated Bathrooms, Central Air; It Just Doesn't End... The Back Yard That Is! It Seems To Go On Forever, Completely Fenced w/A Gate As You Drive Into The Property. There Is Also A Detached Barn/Garage For Bikes and Ride On Mover! This Home Is Truely One Of A Kind So Make Sure You Stop By The Open House To See It!

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Posted by Gregory Murphy & Cathy Ferrone on 9/28/2017

When you’re showing your home, you need to stage the home properly to impress buyers. Buyers need to be able to get an idea of what it would be like to live in the home. No matter what your own lifestyle is, or what problems you have had in the home, there are certain things that you probably don’t want to share with anyone who could be a potential buyer on a walk through. 

Any Kind Of Taxidermy

Although you may enjoy hunting and taxidermy, there are few things that creep out potential buyers more than seeing animals that were formerly alive hanging on your wall. It’s been shown that taxidermy often gives buyers a sense of dread and can creep them out. Yes, that bear rug may be comfy and quite the accomplishment, but not everyone will share the same sentiment as you. Be sure to get all of these animal displays out of your home when you’re getting ready to sell it and show the property.

Personal Collections That May Be A Bit On The Strange Side

It’s really cool if you want to collect dolls, clowns, or have some kind of a celebrity shrine in your home. It’s cool for you, that is. Keep these items to yourself, especially when the home is going to be shown. Any room that could be considered too full of any one kind of item should be redecorated slightly before a home showing. 


Weapons are on the same spectrum as taxidermy. Many people may have differing opinions with you on the subject and it could creep some buyers out. If you have any kinds of guns or knives displayed in your home, you should put them away for showings. These items can make buyers feel very uncomfortable and leave them turned off by your home.       

Political Items

If you like to get political, know that many people who are potentially going to buy your home probably don’t share your views or interests. Keep any politically charged signs and organizational symbols out of view for the showing of your home. Buyers may not be able to relate, and in turn, end up being turned off by your home.     

Bug Traps Or Mouse Traps

We all have experienced bugs or mice in our homes at one time or another. When the house goes up for sale, you don’t want to advertise this by keeping any kinds of traps in view of buyers. People will get creeped out easily by the thought that pests have infested the home at some point. Although the home inspection will probably note that there was some type of a pest problem in the home, you don’t want to lose potential buyers because a mouse trap was in view.

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Posted by Gregory Murphy & Cathy Ferrone on 9/21/2017

If you're selling a home, hiring a real estate agent who acts as a comprehensive marketer is essential – and perhaps it is easy to understand why.

For home sellers, an ineffective marketer may struggle to promote your residence to the right groups of homebuyers. This may cause you to miss out on opportunities to highlight your house to potential property buyers, resulting in a prolonged home selling cycle.

Ultimately, there are many signs that a real estate agent understands what it takes to market your residence effectively, including:

1. A real estate agent is ready to host home showings and open houses.

Home showings and open houses enable property buyers to get an up-close look at your residence. That way, property buyers can envision what life would be like if they purchase your house.

Typically, a real estate agent will want to host as many home showings and open houses as possible This housing market professional will be available to set up home showings at property buyers' convenience. Meanwhile, he or she also will promote open houses via social media and other channels to stir up plenty of interest from potential property buyers.

2. A real estate agent knows how to showcase your residence online.

A real estate agent may insist on hiring a professional photographer to take pictures of your home's interior or exterior. This ensures you can provide homebuyers with crisp, clear images via myriad online channels to show the true beauty of your house.

Moreover, a real estate agent may use Facebook, Twitter and other social networks to promote your residence. Social media enables this housing market professional to reach thousands of potential property buyers and may help you generate significant interest in your home quickly.

3. A real estate agent allocates the necessary time and resources to track his or her marketing efforts.

What good is a marketing campaign if a marketer is unable to define its success? A real estate agent who is a great marketer understands the importance of metrics and will measure his or her marketing successes and failures.

A real estate agent should be able to keep you informed at each stage of the home selling cycle. He or she can provide updates about whether homebuyers are interested in checking out your home and any feedback from homebuyers as well.

In addition, a real estate agent is unafraid to adjust the way that he or she promotes your home. With the right metrics in place, this housing market professional will be able to find out whether homebuyers are interested in your property and modify his or her marketing efforts accordingly.

When it comes to selling your home, working with a real estate agent who knows the importance of effective marketing can make a world of difference. With a successful marketer at your disposal, you can boost your chances of speeding up the home selling process and getting the best price for your house.