NORTHBOROUGH – Real estate broker Stephanie Bayliss has established an innovative concept with her real estate company, MA Homes LLC. Rather than house a brick-and-mortar storefront for the company, she and her agents offer a full slate of real estate services as virtual, mobile agents.
“Real estate is a field that requires us to meet people in properties located in many towns,” said Bayliss. “We go where our clients are. We offer that convenience to them.”
She and the agents of MA Homes LLC focus primarily on residential real estate services. The company serves the areas of Western Massachusetts, Central Massachusetts and greater Worcester, including the boroughs towns.
Bayliss herself enjoys working with a variety of real estate clients, including first-time home buyers, investors and rehabbers, seniors, military veterans and animal lovers.
“I have done property rehabbing and can offer a lot of insight for property investors. And helping clients buy their first home is a thrill every time. With seniors, it’s rewarding to help them downsize, help them simplify,” said Bayliss.
Bayliss is well-known for her long time involvement with pet rescue. She co-founded Alaskan Malamute Rescue and has worked with many other shelters and rescue groups for more than 30 years. She sponsors marketing campaigns to help local shelters reach pet lovers who may want to help an animal in need.
“I will help any animal – dogs, cats, birds, even horses and donkeys – just about any animal out there,” said Bayliss. “I started in rescue with Alaskan Malamutes. They are such intelligent and independent animals. People see them as adorable puppies and fall in love with them. But quite often, they have no idea how to care for them as the dogs mature. They discover that they can’t handle an 80- or 100-pound dog and reach out to a rescue. We offer training to the owners so they can keep their dog. Dogs that get turned in to rescue are fostered, evaluated and placed in a new, permanent home.”
As part of rescue, Bayliss also is involved in fostering of dogs.
“I’ve done a lot of fostering over the years,” she said. “People often comment that it must be difficult to give up a dog once a permanent home has been found. Giving up a dog is easier than you think. You know the animal is going to a loving home, and then you have a spot that is open for helping and caring for another animal.”
Needless to say, Bayliss finds satisfaction in helping both animals and people find great homes.
Bayliss has been licensed in real estate since 2009 and has owned MA Homes LLC since 2014. She is Secretary of the Realtor Association of Central Massachusetts, and next year she will move into the Vice President role.
Bayliss spoke of trends in today’s real estate market.
“Prices continue to increase in this area, but at a slower rate than what we saw last year. It’s becoming a more stable market. But rising interest rates means that many buyers now have decreased purchasing power. It is still frustrating for the buyers,” she said.
“MA Homes LLC consists of myself and three highly-experienced agents: Elizabeth Callahan, Ellen Cheney Wilkesman, and John Vaillancourt, all knowledgeable, ethical and caring agents and wonderful people” said Bayliss.
Continuing education is a priority for Bayliss and the agents of MA Homes LLC.
Bayliss said, “We are strong on education, staying on top of what is happening in the industry and in our market.”
As a virtual real estate company, MA Homes LLC offers flexibility to its clients.
“Our agents primarily work in the field; they are not tied to an office,” said Bayliss. “They carry their laptops and phones with them. The technology today facilitates a mobile real estate business model. We can all say, ‘My car is my office.’”
Learn more about MA Homes LLC at mahomesllc.com or call 508-523-1314.
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