Era Key Realty Services
Tara Cassery, Era Key Realty ServicesPhone: (508) 887-6356
Email: [email protected]
Tara  Cassery

Tara Cassery

About

I first began on the path to Real Estate when my only son was just 3 years old and now he's a teenager. I couldn’t imagine my life without the experiences and relationships that have been formed over these years. I have learned that success doesn’t lie in the sale of the house but in the relationships that you build with your clients. They have to trust that you will be there for them, anytime, and that you will give them the expert information that they need to make the best decisions – even when it’s not easy to hear. 

A lifelong resident of Grafton, MA I have the benefit of local experience and expertise when it comes to the growing market in my home town as well as surrounding areas. This knowledge has helped me achieve a consistent ranking of Top Producer in the ERA Key Realty family as well as the larger real estate community. Most recently I was honored as the company’s number three top producer out of more than 300 agents. Living in the same market that I do most of my business in is truly an invaluable tool to have in my tool belt. Being able to give more detailed, experienced and relevant information about these homes and these towns allows me to bring the conversation beyond the market report to real life.

From the first meeting, to staging a home so it can shine with its true potential, to negotiating the best offer possible for my clients, I am present and available to make the home buying and home selling experience a positive one.

 I also try to give back to the community that has given so much to me professionally and personally. I enjoy sponsoring local school events, participating in town wide celebrations where I most recently brought Pat the Patriot out to meet the Grafton residents to hosting customer appreciation days in some of my client’s neighborhoods. When I’m not buzzing around town with work I enjoy being active with my family, antique shopping, skiing and catching up with friends. As a former Boston Marathoner for Dana Farber, I can also be found enjoying some fresh air running along the streets of Grafton, MA. 

My Listings
Sold Listings
$800,000
Single Family
23 Elliot Trail
Sold
Grafton, MA 01519
Brokerage: Era Key Realty Services - Westborough
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
4Beds
3Baths
$600,000
Single Family
23 Kinglet Drive
Sold
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Brokerage: Era Key Realty Services - Westborough
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
4Beds
2Baths
$610,000
Single Family
15 Deernolm St
Sold
Grafton, MA 01536
Brokerage: Era Key Realty Services - Westborough
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
4Beds
2Baths
$480,000
Single Family
9 Hollywood Drive
Sold
Grafton, MA 01536
Brokerage: Era Key Realty Services - Westborough
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
2Baths
$450,000
Single Family
81 Ridge Road
Sold
Foxboro, MA 02035
Brokerage: Era Key Realty Services - Westborough
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
2Beds
2Baths
$1,330,000
Single Family
2 Grindstone Ct
Sold
Westborough, MA 01581
Brokerage: Era Key Realty Services - Westborough
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
5Beds
4Baths
$780,000
Single Family
18 Lantern Ln
Sold
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Brokerage: Zemack Real Estate
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
6Beds
4Baths
$440,000
Single Family
26 Heather Hill
Sold
Northbridge, MA 01588
Brokerage: Cameron Prestige, LLC
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
3Beds
2Baths
$720,000
Single Family
3 Cold Spring Drive
Sold
Grafton, MA 01519
Brokerage: Era Key Realty Services - Westborough
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
5Beds
3Baths
$1,021,000
Single Family
8 Whitney Street
Sold
Grafton, MA 01536
Brokerage: Era Key Realty Services - Westborough
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
4Beds
3Baths
$980,000
Single Family
5 Silver Spruce Drive
Sold
Grafton, MA 01519
Brokerage: Era Key Realty Services - Westborough
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
6Beds
4Baths
$948,000
Single Family
13 Pratt Street
Sold
Grafton, MA 01560
Brokerage: Era Key Realty Services - Westborough
MLS: MLS Property Information Network
4Beds
4Baths
What Clients Are Saying

It is without reservation that we recommend Tara Cassery for  your real estate  transaction. Tara is a knowledgeable, motivated, empathetic and results-driven agent who goes above and beyond as both a listing and buyers agent.
Prior to our meeting, our house had been on and off the market for 2 years. We were   feeling very frustrated and deflated. We  had hired two other brokers and met with     countless others and everyone was scratching their heads as to why our house was not selling. We were in a very desirable neighborhood, priced correctly with countless updates. Our house was described as “mint condition.”

As we headed into our third year of listing our house we knew we could not afford to make any mistakes. Having the house on the market for so long was taking an emotional toll our whole family.

Our criteria for a broker was as follows:

We wanted an agent who would actively market and sell our house—not someone who would simply put our listing on MLS and wait for showing requests.

An agent who would take charge, drive and manage the process of getting our house sold quickly. We were not interested in hiring an agent that was afraid to hurt our feelings or tell us what we wanted to hear.

We had already invested a lot of money in updated solely to sell the house. Any additional recommendations on financial investment had to make sense with the end-goal in mind.

We identified Tara as a potential candidate because she had secured a high volume of    listings in our town and her houses were selling quickly. We watched the listings daily.

It was clear even from our first meeting with Tara that she was going to be the agent that would sell our house. Tara has a very clear, smart and high-impact plan to stage our house with minimal investment on our part. We came away from our meeting with a renewed positive attitude. We just could not believe how she transformed our house from average modestly decorated colonial to such a warm, inviting and beautiful home.Her vision translated into immediate results. We sold our house in less than a week with multiple offers. We received our asking price.

We also worked with Tara as a buyer’s agent. After we had sold, there was very limited inventory and we ended up moving into short-term housing. Tara has a good uderstanding of what we were looking for in a new home. She proactively called other brokers, sent mailings and actively searched for a house. Ultimately, she found us our dream home and it wasn’t even listed!

We could not be happier with our experience with Tara.

 

Stacy & Rob Blumberg- Home Buyer & Seller

After all this time, Steven and I feel that we never properly thanked you for all your efforts, knowledge and ultimate success in the sale of our house.

As you know, you had come highly recommended to us by a neighbor, and trusting their judgment, came to you to make the preparation and selling of our home as good an        experience as one can hope. You not only did not let us down, but made the experience as stress-free, and dare we say fun, as we could have hoped.

From our initial meeting, we got the good “feeling” from you, that we would always be clear on each others expectations, desires, fears and that none of our questions would be silly ones. You completely understand that the process of selling a house and moving can be stressful, and that you would be there for us every step of the way. You NEVER let us down.

As realtors do, you had challenge of juggling different clients at the same time. However, unlike the horror stories we had heard from some people using other realtors, you were always, always accessible to us, answering any of our questions or comments as soon as you were able—or not able—your prompt responses did not go unnoticed or                  unappreciated. We were never in the dark about the status of our situation with             prospective buyers—your technological savvy made sure that somehow, we got messages and responses as soon as you received them. Your energetic, realistic and positive attitude was not a façade—you are the real deal, as they say.

We are still so grateful to you for your expertise and friendship. There is no question that if and when we are in the situation of buying and selling another home, your phone    number will be the first one we call. Thank you again, and please know that you are  always welcome in our home, wherever we may live

Steve & Sheryl Siegel- Home sellers & buyers

Tara recently helped us with the sale of our home in central Massachusetts. Throughout the process she offered excellent advice and support, and responded to all of our questions very quickly. She gave us very good direction on pricing and wonderful recommendations on which updates to our home would be the most appealing and helpful to a buyer, and therefore, which ones to invest in. These suggestions were spot on and we wished we had done them years ago so we could have enjoyed them ourselves. In addition to being a great, experienced and ethical agent, she has a strong eye for design. By the time we had implemented her suggestions, and she had staged the house, it looked so beautiful, we almost didn’t want to sell! You can’t go wrong with choosing Tara as your agent

Betsy Holt- Home Seller

I am a self-admitted perfectionist with, sometimes, unrealistic expectations. I tend to like to feel like I have complete control over a situation and struggle to hand over the reigns. Given that I have no experience with real estate and had never sold a house before, it was time to bring in an expert. I interviewed three or four different     realtors, but from the first time Tara Cassery walked through my door, my decision was easy.

Tara not only exceeded my expectations, she knocked them out of the park! There are a lot of words that can describe Tara—professional, dependable, organized, compassionate, smart, business-savvy, assertive, sweet, creative, knowledgeable, confident, beautiful (in and out!)...the list goes on. The word that I think best describes Tara is tenacious.

Just about any realtor can put a sign in front of a house, place a couple of strategic ads and holds an open house or two. Tara does all the right things to get a house sold. From the initial (professional) photos, to the staging and the marketing, she is a step ahead of       anyone else. She will go beyond the extra miles to make her clients happy. On top of it all, she has amazing sales skills. When she has the opportunity to meet with a potential buyer and take them through your home, you would think she was trying to sell her own home. She goes through every detail of the home, not letting the buyer  miss any of the best     assets. Even for those not-so-appealing assets, she can spin them in a way to make just about any buyer want what you have.

Now to the tenacity. Tara will get feedback from every realtor and every buyer who walks through your home. She will go back again and again, if necessary, until she can provide you with an answer. Her personal style is extremely persuasive; she has the highest ethics and most importantly, will bring you the right buyer for your home. Within about three weeks, we had three viable offers, two of whom went “back to the drawing board” to bring their best offers. We got more money for our house than we thought possible in a downward spiraling market, which, bottom line is really the most important thing.


I hadn’t met Tara before I put my house on the market. Today, I consider her a true friend. If I didn’t give you a good enough prospective here, I would be thrilled to talk to you more about Tara.

 

Susan Rynning- Home Seller

My husband and I are experienced homeowners and sellers; in our 26 years of     marriage we have relocated 6 times. With each move, new issues seem to arise        especially with the home sale and purchase. This time, our relocation came during the most depressed real estate market we’ve ever experienced. Nonetheless, we had to       proceed with selling our home as Dave’s job was taking us from MA to VA. In December 2008, a few days before Christmas, we contacted ERA Realty in Westborough and they sent us Tara Cassery.  She arrived the next day with a complete market analysis and    samples of her advertising strategies and staging ideas. To top it off, she brought cookies with a picture of our house on them! She was very enthusiastic and had ideas such as a pre-inspection and home warranty that even we had never done before.

 

We interviewed a few more agents and none could compare to the impression we got of Tara, so naturally we hired her. She worked with us to help us decide on a fair price for our house, we had the pre-inspection, took her staging suggestions, and were waiting for the right time to list our house. We had planned to put our house on the market in March but in February Tara called to tell me that the marketing was picking up and suggested we think about listing earlier. Upon her advice we listed the 2nd week in February and she was right—our house sold in 1 day!

 

Throughout the process, Tara consistently went above and beyond our expectations to meet our needs and to make sure our house closed successfully. We were in constant   communication. She called when there was any information to share and I felt that I could call her anytime and she was readily available to talk.  Even though we got an offer before we were officially on the market, she continued with her marketing strategies. She had a video tour done, made beautiful brochures, and created a comprehensive website of our home. When some minor work needed to be done, I didn’t have to worry about it because she met the contractors at our home so we didn't have to. Above all else, she drove over 2 hours one night to pick up the purchase and sale agreement!

 

She remained in contact with us through the closing and offered her assistance should we need anything. We cannot say enough good things about the professionalism, positive    attitude, and energy that Tara possesses. We have recommended her to everyone we know and will continue to do so. Even with our extensive experience in buying and   selling real estate, Tara had new ideas and was truly the best real estate agent we have worked with.

 

Barbara & Dave Dickman- Home Sellers

“Working with Tara Padula Cassery is an absolute pleasure. Tara has been my agent for several years representing me many times on both buying and selling sides of transactions. Tara's approach is thoughtful and consistent whether it has been dealing with my primary homes or investment properties. She takes the initiative from the very first phone call to start working on your behalf. Her urgency, knowledge, and strategies are equally balanced by her professional and warm personality. Her due diligence and guidance are second to none. You will have all the information you need to feel comfortable in making decisions. Tara is always negotiating along the way for your best interest. I have worked with many agents through the years, and I can easily say that it's no surprise Tara is one of the top producing real estate agents in the area and beyond. Tara has always been part of the community. It's not uncommon to see her supporting many events or small business' that make up the fabric of where we live and work. It's just another example of her care and commitment that those who have worked with her have experienced. I would highly recommend Tara to anyone looking for a real estate agent that can provide an easy and stress-free experience with a sense of community. She is absolutely the best! ”

Tim Barry- Satisfied buyer & Seller