Cover photo
Kevin Vitali
Works at EXIT Group One Real Estate
Lives in Southern New hampshire
1,219 followers|386,967 views


Kevin Vitali

Discussion  - 
Sunrise on the way to Plum Island in Newburyport MA. 
‫محمد الشرفي‬‎'s profile photo
رائع هل هذا الشروق مصورا من الان
 ·  Translate
Add a comment...

Kevin Vitali

Shared publicly  - 
Had the opportunity to be a guest on Keeping it Real Estate at North Shore 104.9 with Rick Carter and Tony V.  Airs Saturday at 9 am.

#realestate #shortsales  
Add a comment...

Kevin Vitali

Discussion  - 
If you want to have the best materials for shooting quality listing photos, know what you can and can’t go cheap on.
James Burton's profile photo
Add a comment...

Kevin Vitali

Shared publicly  - 
Denying showings of your home can cost you dearly.  As a homeowner you could be costing your self thousands of dollars or even the sale of your home.  You could end up expired with not offers on your home.

Realize buyers have choices.  You are not the only home on the market.  Repeatedly denying showings can send a message to buyers and even agents that show the home.

Think twice before denying a showing on your home.  All it takes is one buyer to secure an offer on your home.

Denying home showings what is it costing you? It can cost you the sale of your home or at the very least thousands of dollars.
Bill Gassett's profile photoKevin Vitali's profile photoLynn Pineda's profile photo
I wasn't actually asking you +Kevin Vitali, but rather simply stating how crazy some Sellers are when they put their home on the market and make showing their home difficult.  You're right home selling is inconvenient and they must plan for that.
Add a comment...

Kevin Vitali

Critique  - 
Recent real estate shoot

Equipment used
Nikon D7000
Sigma 10-20mm
Cheetah Light 360
3 SB 80s

Technique-  Available light shot layered with a flash filled shot.  Than I used layer masks to individually light certain sections to build light into the scene.  The lead living room shot was nine shots blended through layer masking.
Francine Viola's profile photoKristin Ventura's profile photoKevin Vitali's profile photo
Thanks +Kristin Ventura​
Add a comment...

Kevin Vitali

Still  - 
Selective Lighting and using Layer Masks

This particular room was narrow and as you can see I am photographing two corners of the room.  This makes it very hard to get light where I want it because I cannot hide light off camera.

I used one bounce flash to the right and behind me bounced against the wall and ceiling.  No reflector was used, it was straight bare bulb.

I can than walk into the scene and selectively light areas that are problematic and bring in just those areas in Photoshop using a layer mask.

#photoshop #interior #realestate #sellyourhome  
Michael Foster's profile photo
Add a comment...

Kevin Vitali

Discussion  - 
Stigmatized Houses and Disclosure

What is a stigmatized house? 

In real estate, stigmatized property is home which buyers may reject for reasons that are unrelated to its physical condition or features. These can include death of an occupant, murder, suicide or belief that a house is haunted.

In Massachusetts, believe it or not, in most cases the reason why a house may be stigmatized is not a disclosable issue.  This means the seller or agent has no obligation to tell a prospective buyer.

Several years ago, I had a house to sell where a violent murder occurred.  I would get the property under agreement and immediately, the buyers would back away.  Finally, I found out there was a murder.

Agents were getting mad at me for not disclosing and said I had to.  But, what I was doing was following my clients lawful instruction not to disclose and Massachusetts State Law does not require me to do so.
Does a real estate agent need to disclose if a home is haunted, had a murder or suicide in a home? Find out how to avoid buying a haunted house or one that has had a recent murder or suicide.
AGENT FloodBuddy's profile photo
spooky and true
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
1,219 people
Pam Ruckriegel's profile photo
Nikos Galanis's profile photo
Tina Gleisner's profile photo
Willliam S Wilkinson's profile photo
Hot Spot Tanning's profile photo
Samantha Morris's profile photo
David England's profile photo
Bam Customs's profile photo
Kay Ambroise's profile photo

Kevin Vitali

Shared publicly  - 
Tune in to North Shore 104.9.  I was a guest on Keeping it Real Estate with attorney Rick Carter, comedian Tony Viveiros and Scott Hardin.  Airs Saturday at 9am.  Very funny show and we did discuss a little bit of real estate.
Add a comment...

Kevin Vitali

Shared publicly  - 
I shared a post about home sellers denying showings and how it can hinder a sale.

It brings me to an old article I have written about what you can  and can't control as a home seller.  While you can certainly try to control the selling process, you will probably find yourself sitting on an unsold house. 

Add a comment...

Kevin Vitali

Discussion  - 
Add some Sizzle!!

A technique I am using more and more is using layer masks to bring in lighting in select areas of a photo.   The challenge a real estate photographer has is lighting in the scene.  You cant put lights deepinto the scene but this technique will allow you to build lighting onto a base exposure.

Watch as the lighting builds in the scene.
Alison Creamer's profile photoKevin Vitali's profile photo
Add a comment...

Kevin Vitali

Discussion  - 
You Don't Know What You Don't Know

Nothing is more true when buying a home.  There are so many intricacies to buying a home, from maximizing your homes search, to successfully negotiating an offer to closing in a smooth and timely manner. 

Of course you can go it alone, but why?  You can get help and plenty of it!  A seasoned buyer's agent can be worth their weight in gold. 

I have been in this business full time for 13 years.  It took me several years before I felt really comfortable with what I was doing.  I have hundreds and hundreds of successful real estate transactions behind me. 

As a home buyer, why not draw on a local professional to help you avoid these 6 home buying mistakes and more.  I know tons of very skilled agents across the country who can help a buyer.  You don't need to go it alone and you can make the most of your next home purchase.

#homebuying #realestate
Crackerjack Scribe Social Media's profile photoTrena Cook's profile photoChristina Rordam's profile photoBeth Atalay's profile photo
So true +Kevin Vitali ! I would not have been able to handle the purchase of my home on my own...too much paperwork, and things to know! 
Add a comment...

Kevin Vitali

Shared publicly  - 
Here is a great article from +Bill Gassett about Things Sellers Do That Real Estate Agents Hate

A successful sale is really a collaboration between the agent and the seller.  Good communication is key and a seller must have trust in the agent they choose.

One key point Bill makes in his article is about talking to buyers.

I always have one or two sellers that can't resist trying to sell their home or be helpful.  As many times as I remind a seller and as many times as they say they wont say anything they still do.

Good intentions can go awry.  First we don't want you saying something that can be a liability issue.  One common thing a seller loves to do is tell you where their lot lines are with certainty.  You cannot and should not with out a survey and landmarks..... or promise a buyer the house has been painted and you are positive their is no lead paint.... or dig yourself into a fair housing issue you can't get out of....

Anyways their is a reason we ask a seller to direct all questions through the listing agent.

Hire an agent who's you trust and follow their advice. 
Things Sellers Do That Real Estate Agents Hate
When you put your home on the market the goal of course should be to sell it.

There are however some home sellers that are their own worst enemy. They create barriers that making a home sale for more difficult.

Are you one of those home sellers? Are you making things difficult for your real estate agent?

See if you are making any of these home sale blunders. Make sure you have a look at some of the excellent references in the article including those from +Tammy Emineth +Point2 +HouseHunt Agents +Kyle Hiscock and +Lighter Side of Real Estate.

If you find the article helpful please consider sharing socially.

#realestate #homesales  
What are the things sellers do that Real Estate agents hate? See what not to do when selling a home. Make a great relationship with your Realtor.
11 comments on original post
Bill Gassett's profile photo
Thanks for sharing +Kevin Vitali !
Add a comment...
Massachusetts Realtor specializing in residential home sales as well as short sales.
I am a Massachusetts REALTOR working out of Tewksbury MA.  I cover Essex county and Northern Middlesex County when working with home buyers and home sellers. 

Buying a House

I work with home buyers as a buyers agent.  I will represent you the buyer in the transaction.  I can offer many levels of service depending on your experience and needs when buying a house.  I can provide any or all of the services below for you.

  • Discuss and assess your individual needs
  • Bring an objective view to the process
  • Help arrange the professional you will need through the process (attorneys, home inspectors, mortgage professionals, movers….)
  • Provide you with the knowledge and experience gained through the closing of 100’s of transactions
  • Educate you about current market conditions and trends and help you analyze the data
  • Prepare you to buy
  • Help you find the right home
  • Determine if your target home truly suits your needs
  • Analyze market value of the home
  • Help you prepare an offer
  • Negotiate the offer in a timely manner
  • Help co-ordinate the closing  between all the involved parties
  • Makes sure you are comfortably settled in your new home

What did he long time client of mine have to say?

"Kevin made purchasing our first home a very comfortable and swift experience. He wowed us with his extensive knowledge of all things real estate and made us feel at ease by his personable attitude. Kevin will put in the extra hours needed to accomplish your interests at the drop of a hat. As if you were his only client. I look forward to call on his expertise again."

Massachusetts Short Sales

I have been doing a large amount of shorts sales over the past 7 years.  If your mortgage payment has gotten cumbersome, foreclosure is looming around the corner or you have to sell for personal reasons but are upside down on your home, I can help.  I can explain all of your options to foreclosure and decide which option is right for you and your family.

Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Southern New hampshire
Old Lyme Connecticut
Contact Information
1501 Main Street, #19 Tewksbury MA 01876
Kevin Vitali's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Selling a Multi Family Home - Massachusetts Real Estate- Merrimack Valley

Selling a multi family home canpresent challanges that you do not have with other properties. The key to successfully selling a multi family

Is Congress going to renew the Mortgage Debt Releif Act?

Is Congress going to renew the Mortgage Debt Releif Act? Still in November 2014 Congress has talked about extending the Mortgage Debt Relief

Lawrence Short Sale Closed - Merrimack Valley Real Estate- Essex and Nor...

Lawrence Short Sale closed successfully with Chase Bank and Webster Bank. Call Kevin Vitali your Massachusetts Short Sale REALTOR 978-360-04

Dracut New Construction Closed May 2014 - Merrimack Valley Real Estate- ...

I just recently closed on this Dracut New Construction as the listing agent. The property was located at 73 School Street in Dracut Massachu

73 School Street Dracut MA 01826- MLS#71653089 | Dracut MA Real Estate

73 School Street Dracut MA 01826- MLS#71653089 is one of the lowest price new construction in Dracut. Own a new home at an affordable price.

Biggest Home Seller Mistakes

For me this could not have been a more timely blog post. I just completed an article on Show your home to sell it! The real estate article d

6 Tips for Negotiating an Offer on a Home

Here are 6 tips for negotiating an offer on a home that you want. Good negotiations can make the difference on whether or not you get the ho

Home Buying: I think we are about to overpay for a house. What happens i...

I think we are about to overpay for a house. What happens if the assessor's valuation of the house is lower than our accepted offer price? F

Sponsoring the ABC House in Andover MA- MA Real Esate Agent participates

My co-worker Brian Emmons and I helped sponsor a 5k run in Andover MA for the ABC House as well as helping with setup and running of the yea

Which house would you buy?

Following is a post I listed on Active Rain, a real estate blogging platform. Once you prepare you home and price it right, nothing gets buy

Methuen MA Short Sale Closed

Kevin Vitali successfully closed another Methuen MA Short Sale. The mortgage was held by Bank of America and was backed by the FHA. One of t

Your First Showings are Online- Prepare Your Home for Photos

We all see posts on "How to Prepare your Home" or "5 Top Showing Tips". But I wanted to take the time on how important it is to have your ho

35 Riverwalk Way Unit: 105 Lowell MA - Home For Sale and Real Estate Lis...

Find property details for the property for sale at 35 Riverwalk Way Unit: 105 Lowell MA right here on

Showing Your Short Sale — Massachusetts Short Sales

When showing your short sale home to prospective buyers, it is important for sellers to understand that good showing principles still apply.

The Four Worst "Upgrades" Homeowners Make

The Four Worst "Upgrades" Homeowners Make This post has nothing to do with personal space, taste, or comfort. One of the benefits of home ow

Is your home ready to show? The Buyer Ready Home- MA Home Seller

Home sellers make your home ready to show by making it buyer ready. A buyer ready home will increase value, shorten time on market and lesse

Hows the Real Estate Market? Essex and Middlesex County

I am constantly asked by friends and acquaintances, Hows the Real Estate Market? Right now I am feeling cautiously optimistic about the stat

Distressed and Handscraped Hardwood - What are they and how are they made?

One of the latest trends in hardwood is the distressed look. They are starting to become popular in upscale homes and stylish restaurants in

FHA Short Sale / FHA Pre-foreclosure — Massachusetts Short Sales

There are many benefit to an FHA short sale. If your mortgage is backed by the FHA and you are strongly considering alternatives to a forecl