Kim Barnocky Grossman, Cape Cod Realtor

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My name is Kim Barnocky Grossman and I am a real estate agent with extensive experience in the Cape Cod area. Whether you’re looking to purchase a vacation home, a rental property, or a permanent residence, I’m here to help.

As a lifelong resident of Cape Cod, I have an in-depth understanding of the local real estate market. I have seen this community grow and evolve over the years, and I’m passionate about helping others experience the unique lifestyle that Cape Cod has to offer.

I understand that buying a home can be a significant investment, and my goal is to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible for my clients. I pride myself on being responsive, knowledgeable, and honest. I’ll listen to your needs and work hard to find you a property that meets your requirements and fits within your budget.

I am proud to hold several real estate designations, including Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).

As an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), I have completed specialized training in representing buyers in real estate transactions. This designation means that I have the knowledge and skills necessary to guide you through the home buying process, from initial consultation to closing.

As a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), I am among the top 3% of real estate agents in the United States who have completed advanced training in residential real estate. This designation means that I have a deep understanding of the local market, and I am committed to providing my clients with exceptional service.

As a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), I have specialized training in helping older adults buy and sell real estate. Whether you’re downsizing, relocating to a senior living community, or buying a vacation home to enjoy your retirement, I have the expertise to help you navigate the process.

Why Choose Kim as Your Buyer's Agent?

Kim is a lifelong resident of Cape Cod, and she has a deep understanding of the area’s neighborhoods, communities, and amenities.

She has over 25 years of experience in the local real estate market, and has helped numerous clients buy and sell homes throughout the Cape Cod area.

Kim stays up-to-date on the latest trends and changes in the real estate industry, including local market conditions, zoning regulations, and property values.

She has a strong network of industry professionals, including lenders, inspectors, and contractors, which allows her to provide her clients with valuable resources and referrals.

Kim is committed to providing her clients with exceptional service, and she is known for her responsiveness, attention to detail, and dedication to their success.

She is skilled at negotiating and closing deals, and has a track record of helping her clients get the best possible outcomes in their real estate transactions.

Overall, Kim’s expertise and knowledge of the local market make her an invaluable asset to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Cape Cod. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, Kim has the skills and experience necessary to help you achieve your real estate goals.

Cape Cod Real Estate Market Overview

The real estate market in Cape Cod has been relatively strong in recent years, with low inventory and high demand leading to rising home prices. According to data from Zillow, the median home value in Cape Cod as of September 2021 was $571,901, which represents a 19.6% increase over the previous year.

One trend that has emerged in the Cape Cod market is a shift towards year-round living, as more people look to move to the area on a permanent basis rather than just for vacation homes. This has been driven in part by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has made remote work and flexible schedules more common.

Looking to the future, some experts predict that the Cape Cod market will continue to be strong, but may see a slowdown in price appreciation due to rising interest rates and affordability concerns. However, the area’s natural beauty, unique lifestyle, and strong demand from both local and out-of-state buyers are expected to continue to drive demand for real estate in the area.

It’s important to note that real estate markets can be unpredictable and subject to a variety of factors, so it’s always a good idea to work with a knowledgeable real estate agent like Kim Barnocky Grossman who can help you navigate the market and make informed decisions.

Types of Properties Available on Cape Cod

Cape Cod is known for its scenic beaches, quaint towns, and charming seaside communities, and it offers a diverse range of properties to suit a variety of lifestyles and budgets. Here are some types of properties that are commonly available on Cape Cod:

Single-family homes: Single-family homes are the most common type of property on Cape Cod, and they come in a variety of styles, sizes, and price ranges. Many homes on Cape Cod are traditional Cape-style houses, which feature sloping roofs, dormer windows, and a central chimney.

Condominiums: Condos are a popular option for those looking for a low-maintenance lifestyle or a vacation home. They are available in a variety of styles and sizes, from cozy beachfront studios to spacious multi-level units.

Waterfront properties: Cape Cod is home to some of the most scenic beaches and waterfront areas in the country, and waterfront properties are highly sought after. These properties offer stunning ocean views and access to water sports, fishing, and other activities.

Vacation homes: Many people purchase homes on Cape Cod as a vacation home or a second home. These properties can range from small cottages to large beachfront estates, and offer a great way to enjoy the area’s natural beauty and relaxed lifestyle.

Investment properties: Cape Cod’s strong rental market and high demand for vacation rentals make it an attractive option for those looking to invest in real estate. Investment properties can include single-family homes, condos, and multi-unit buildings, and can provide a steady stream of rental income.

Overall, the Cape Cod real estate market offers a diverse range of properties to suit a variety of needs and lifestyles. Whether you’re looking for a permanent home, a vacation getaway, or an investment property, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Tips for buying a home on Cape Cod

Determine your budget: Before you start looking for a home, it’s important to determine how much you can afford to spend. Consider your income, expenses, and savings, and get pre-approved for a mortgage if you plan to finance your purchase.

Choose a location: Cape Cod offers a variety of scenic towns and neighborhoods, each with its own unique character and amenities. Consider your lifestyle, commute, and proximity to the beach and other attractions when choosing a location.

Work with a local real estate agent: A local real estate agent like Kim Barnocky Grossman can provide valuable insights into the Cape Cod real estate market and help you find the right home for your needs.

Consider your must-haves: Make a list of your must-haves for your new home, such as the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, or outdoor space. This will help you narrow down your options and focus on homes that meet your criteria.

Consider financing options: There are many financing options available for homebuyers, including traditional mortgages, FHA loans, and VA loans. Work with a lender to determine the best financing option for your needs.

Make a competitive offer: In a competitive real estate market, it’s important to make a strong and competitive offer to increase your chances of getting your dream home. Consider including a personal letter to the seller and a larger down payment to make your offer stand out.

Get a home inspection: A home inspection is an important step in the home buying process, as it can uncover any issues or repairs that need to be addressed before closing.

Plan for closing costs: In addition to the purchase price of the home, there are also closing costs to consider, such as attorney fees, title insurance, and property taxes. Work with your lender and real estate agent to understand these costs and plan for them accordingly.

By following these tips and working with a knowledgeable real estate agent and lender, you can find the right home on Cape Cod and make a successful purchase.

Search for Your Dream Home

As an agent of William Raveis Real Estate, I can provide you with access to my custom search tool that allows you to search for homes on Cape Cod that meet your specific criteria.

The search tool is user-friendly and allows you to filter your search results by location, price range, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and other features. You can also save your searches and receive notifications when new properties that match your preferences become available.

In addition to the search tool, I can provide you with valuable insights into the local real estate market, guide you through the home buying process, and help you make competitive offers on properties that meet your criteria.

If you are interested in working with me as your agent and accessing my custom search tool, please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information or fill out my  search request form. I am here to assist you in your search for the perfect home on Cape Cod.

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