Mary Beth and Jim   Grimm

Mary Beth and Jim Grimm

Team of Agents

License #: 78641

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781-760-7873 & 781-953-6647
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1 866-883-8951
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ABOUT US

MARY BETH GRIMM - ABR, SRS
 
A Wellesley resident for 25+ years, Mary Beth Grimm knows first-hand the charm and the benefits of living in this distinctive and beautiful community. Having had three children matriculate through the Wellesley public school system, she has in-depth experience with the local educational system. She has been bringing her insider’s perspective to the real estate profession for over a decade and has built an outstanding reputation as an incredibly knowledgeable resource in the marketing and sale of fine homes in Wellesley and the MetroWest Boston area.  She knows the neighborhoods, understands values, has access to local resources and has applied this considerable expertise to help countless families find their dream home and establish roots in their new community. Year in and year out, Mary Beth Grimm is a highly respected Realtor in the community and has won multiple awards.
 
Mary Beth holds certifications as a Fine Homes Specialist; Accredited Buyers Representative and Sellers Representative Specialist.
 
Her community involvement has included fundraising for Friends of Wellesley High School Hockey; Creator and Chairperson for Wellesley Youth Hockey Annual "Winter Face Off” Fundraising Gala, and volunteering for Wellesley Friendly Aid.  Mary Beth also acts as a Federal, County, and Local Polling Inspector. 
 
JIM GRIMM - SRES
 
Jim has over 30 years professional sales, customer service and customer relations experience. With a solid sales/business background Jim is committed to providing top service to his clients and to helping them realize their real estate goals. Jim builds successful partnerships with his clients based on excellent customer service, knowledgeable advice, creative problem-solving and a high level of integrity. Jim and Mary Beth, his wife and fellow Realtor, have lived in Wellesley for decades and know the neighborhoods and understand their values.  
 
Jim’s main focus is to guide home sellers and buyers over 55 through major real estate decisions. Jim holds certifications as a Senior Real Estate Specialist.
 
Jim’s community activities have included: Wellesley Youth Hockey as a coach, Director of Coaching and Board of Directors, Friends of Wellesley High School Hockey, Greater Boston Youth Hockey League as a Wellesley Representative and a member of the Board of Directors. Jim is also a member of the Rotary Club of Wellesley and a volunteer for the Mass Bay CC Pathways To Success Business Mentoring Program - helping first-generation students achieve lasting success in college and beyond.
 
TESTIMONIALS
 
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Pinnacle Residential Properties specifically Mary Beth and James Grimm in the sale of our home.  We were in the process of selling our parents' home which can be a very stressful experience. From the outset they were most helpful and supportive throughout the process. From every angle/task, the Grimm’s went well over and beyond what we would expect from a broker. They assisted in every aspect of the process including meeting wherever/whenever needed, the estate sale, required inspections, closing, and whatever was needed throughout the process. I would highly recommend Mary Beth and James for any real estate transactions to anyone in the future.”
- Joe Bibbo & Donna Bibbo Mastrangelo - Wellesley
 
“My husband and I were looking to consolidate properties we owned and purchase a home, preferably in Wellesley. Mary Beth & Jim did a fantastic job in the sale of our coastal home in Hingham, our historic schoolhouse condo in Newton, and the purchase of our lovely home in Wellesley. All very different properties which necessitated very different strategies. They gave us great advice on pricing and market timing. They handled multiple offers on the sale of both of our properties seamlessly which resulted in excellent returns for us and happy buyers on the other side. They guided us through the purchase process of our current home, really listening to what we needed, and worked tirelessly to find the 110-year old colonial which is simply perfect for us.”
 - Tom & Sue MacDonald - Wellesley
 
Additional testimonials can be viewed here.
 
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Five Essential Steps in Selling Your Home - Originally published 4/13/21

Simplifying the Selling Process

There are a lot of moving parts in action when selling your home. For adults ages 50+, the often-complex process can be made more difficult due to physical and financial limitations, and the strong emotions connected to your family home.

Five Essential Steps of Selling

  • Pricing considerations
  • Staging your home
  • Showing your home
  • Negotiating the sale and closing
  • Packing and moving

Pricing Considerations

The listing price of your home is often the first thing buyers notice. Setting the right price is an important first step. We will analyze your home, compare it to the local market, and consider your unique financial situation to arrive at a competitive selling price that benefits you and your family.

Staging Your Home

Price is one thing, but how you show off your home can be the difference between closing a deal and watching one walk away.

Staging your home means presenting it in the best light. Sprucing up the curb appeal, giving the inside a new shine. This usually takes place before the For Sale sign goes up. As experienced agents we know what buyers are looking for and can help you get your home looking its best.

Some ways we suggest you go about staging your home are:

  • Light landscaping (weeding, trimming, mowing the lawn, etc.)
  • Making necessary or cosmetic repairs (leaky faucets, sticky doors, etc.)
  • Hiring a service to thoroughly clean attic-to-basement
  • Rearranging rooms so they appear bigger
  • Putting valued possessions in a safe place

 The staging process can be stressful because you’re being asked to rearrange your home for the sake of someone else. We understand this can be emotional for you and your family, and we will be at your side, supporting you all the way through the process.

Showing Your Home

There are two types of showings:

  • Open houses. Your home will be open for a few hours to REALTORS® and potential buyers. We will be present the entire time and require all visitors to sign in and follow proper Covid protocols.
  • Individual showings. An agent brings prospective buyers into your home to show them around and discuss its features. We will be present the entire time and again following proper Covid protocols.

 

This part of the selling process is not usually experienced by the homeowner. Showing a home to prospective buyers while you are present can put you in an awkward position of feeling forced to answer the buyer’s questions. And it can be uncomfortable for the buyer to discuss possible changes to the home without feeling like they’re insulting your taste. For this reason, we will likely ask you to be out of the home during a showing.

Individual showings are often scheduled on short notice, which means you have to quickly leave your home and occupy yourself for the duration of the showing. However, we understand that this can pose unique challenges for adults 50+. We take special consideration for your schedule and abilities. We can place specific times for showings in the listing, if you prefer. And if you or a loved one living in the home is unable to leave, we can note that in the listing, too, and be present during individual showings.

We work with your best interests in mind and will adapt our business practices to meet your needs.

Negotiating the Sale and Closing

It’s exciting when an offer is made on your home. But sometimes, especially when it’s a buyer’s market—when sellers outnumber buyers—the offer may not be what you hoped. How do you know if the offer is reasonable and should be considered, and how do you begin negotiations?

  • We will be notified of the offer and present it to you. We understand the local market and are familiar with your needs. We are well equipped to help you determine if the offer should be accepted, declined, or if negotiations should begin.
  • You should find a time, either in-person or via phone or video chat,
  • It’s important to know that the negotiation process almost always requires give and take.

Packing and Moving

Moving out of your family home can be overwhelming. Not just the organizational and physical parts but the emotional part, too. Old possessions can trigger a lot of memories making it difficult to decide what comes with you and what is given a farewell. Family members can help you through this process but sometimes a third-party specialist is what you need.

We can put you in touch with professional services that can:

  • Determine how much can fit into a new home
  • Help make decisions on what to keep and what to leave
  • Manage the packing, moving and unpacking process

If you decide to handle the moving on your own, it’s recommended that you start organizing and packing sooner than later. Set small, achievable goals and break up the work to relieve any emotional stress you might experience.

And if you do decide to enlist professional help, we will be readily available to connect you with a moving specialist in your area.

 



License #: 78641

Area Covered: Wellesley, Weston, Needham, Dover, Natick

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