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The Story Behind Shore Road Realty

I grew up in Bourne, having attended kindergarten at Crane Hall through graduation from Bourne High School (1982).  After college, I married my high school sweetheart, Bill Dalton, and moved to various areas around the Northeast where we either updated, partially renovated, gut renovated or constructed properties in our spare time.  In the beginning, it was out of necessity, but it quickly became a fun and rewarding hobby that we could tackle together (scroll to bottom of this page to see our past projects). We always knew that we wanted someday to return to Cape Cod. Over the years away from the Cape, we stayed in tune with what was offered for sale; so that when the time came, we would be ready. Visits to the Cape typically entailed driving around various neighborhoods with my mother to see which areas we liked most and what were the latest offerings. After 25 years, we were finally able to come back to our roots and make this our home again in “God’s country.”

I have owned and operated a real estate appraisal firm since 1999 covering Bristol, Plymouth, and Norfolk Counties. Since moving to the Cape, I now cover Barnstable County. Real estate runs in the family. My mother was a salesperson at Shore Road Realty in Cataumet/Pocasset back in the 1970s (thus the name).  My brother, Alec Joyce, spent his entire 30 year career as an attorney in Bourne specializing in Real Estate matters. My sister, Helen Tarantino, has been a real estate appraiser for 25 years and a realtor for 10 years in Boston.

You could say I am a real estate nerd (at least that is what my daughters call me). I still go out looking at houses for sale in my free time, and always have my eyes peeled and wheels turning for any potential new renovation projects. Because of my instinctive eagerness and drive in real estate endeavors, it only seems like the natural progression for me to help people buy and sell their own homes.


In both my personal and professional real estate experience, I have an “outside the box” approach and a creative vision necessary in making an end product become a reality. I believe that these are key ingredients that contribute to a successful purchase or sale of any property.


Professional Experience and Credentials

My credentials include appraising under the FHA and VA loan criteria, complex and unique properties, as well as REO properties where my repair estimates are tantamount in valuation. I am a member of the National Association of Realtors and have been a member of The Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers for over 20 years which helps me stay abreast of the constantly changing market. Over the years, I have appraised over 4,000 residential properties which also contributes to my hands on knowledge of the market and the community.

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Sampling of Past Renovations

Before, During & After

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Before, During & After

Before, During & After

About Me: Service

Before, During & After

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Rosemary Joyce Dalton, REALTOR®


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