Steeped in the annals of early American maritime history, alluring to sea captains and U.S. presidents alike, Kinlin Grover Real Estate has begun a new chapter in the seaside community of Marion.
As a leader in luxury real estate sales on the postcard-perfect peninsula of Cape Cod, in mid-August we officially opened our first South Coast MA office in the historic Captain Hadley House in Marion.
Located on the corner of Route 6 and Front Street - a stone’s throw away from the voluptuous vistas of Sippican Harbor – Kinlin Grover executives, sales staff, local dignitaries and friends celebrated the Grand Opening of our newest office with a good old-fashioned ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house.
It was an occasion to mark our expansion across the South Coast offering the best-hidden gems in the region. And, though the official ribbon cutting by Kinlin Grover President Mike Schlott heralded the start of new business in the region, it was the real estate transactions already on the books that had the 50 or so grand opening guests feeling like a million bucks.
As Kinlin Grover Marion Branch Executive Ralph Grassia introduced his sales staff, he also noted they had already “this week alone, put together a million dollars in real estate deals.”
It was music to the ears of Paul Chasse, Executive Officer with the Southeastern Massachusetts Association of Realtors, who joined Mike and Ralph on the porch of the new office to welcome Kinlin Grover to “the realtor family in Southeastern Massachusetts.”
“We are excited about the market right now in the region. We’re up double digits over last year in both closed sales and pending. Inventory is starting to go up too,” Paul reported. “We’ve got a good market and a good group of people to be in the market with us.”
The highlight of the sun-bathed afternoon, however, came when Mike presented Sippican Historical Society curator Pete Smith with a $1,000 check as a donation to the non-profit historical society’s efforts to preserve the history of a town that centuries ago was once part of an area known as Sippican.
“We wanted to make a gesture to the town itself for welcoming us. The Sippican Historical Society was a natural fit for us and I personally enjoy history,” Mike said, noting that two former U.S. Presidents (Grover Cleveland and Franklin Delano Roosevelt) summered in Marion, as did famed literary giant Henry James.
Mike spoke of the region’s historic sea captain homes and rich nautical history before Pete reciprocated with a gift of his own: a coffee-table edition of “A Pictured History of The Town of Marion” and a collection of historical records on the Captain Hadley House.
And with that Mike, thanked “everybody who has made our start here in Marion very successful,” before guests returned to the renovated offices inside the historic Captain Hadley House for wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres.