About Us

We’re local guys, born and raised right in Worcester, we understand the Massachusetts & Rhode Island markets and know how to help!  We’ve been fortunate to work closely with Than Merrill and Paul Esajian of the Hit TV show “Flip this House.” You’ll also benefit from our years of experience within the real estate business that’s established us as the “foremost experts” in this arena. We understand what you’re up against. We’ll listen carefully to all your needs, then explore every possible option to help you.

We buy houses in any condition or situation… “As-Is.”

There are a lot of situations where we can help, including… divorce… relocating… inherit an unwanted house that has a basement & attic full of belongings that’s stressing you out… own a vacant house… upside down in your mortgage… behind on payments… owe liens… downsized and can’t sell your house… maybe repairs on the house you can’t pay for… fire damaged… bad rental tenants… avoiding foreclosure and much more…

Let us take over the burden of that unwanted property!

We’d like to make you a fair “all-cash” offer, and GUARANTEE that offer. We’ll even close on your time frame, and put a check in your hand in as fast as 14 days!

My Team

⦁    – In-House Probate Attorney
⦁    – Cash Buyer Specialist
⦁    – House Cleanout Team
⦁    – Licensed Estate Sale Auctioneer
⦁    – Licensed Contractors
⦁    – Professional Photographer
⦁    – Professional Home Stager
⦁    – Listing Agent Specialist
⦁    – Buyer Agent Specialist
⦁    – Mortgage Specialist

Joe Abbascia, Owner/Broker/Manager

Flip This HouseJoe brings over 25 years of excellence in sales & marketing experience to Properties Central. His in-depth knowledge of the housing market plays a crucial role in managing his team. Joe operates at a high level of dedication to work ethic, with strong personal values of honesty, morality and integrity.  Joe‘s mentor in life is Dale Carnegie.  His book “How to Win Friends & Influence People” has helped mold him into the person he is today…

In his personal time, Joe enjoys helping others and donates his time to the needy and has served as an elected officer of his church.  As a Certified Scuba Diver, Joe has recently filled a long time desire to dive in Disney’s Epcot Living Seas aquarium, which is billed as the 2nd largest man-made body of water in the world.  Joe also loves to travel and explore new places with his best friend Rosa.

Kayla St. Laurent, Client Care Director

kayla-st-laurentKayla’s 9+ year role as a Customer Service / Marketing professional, has helped her figure out and find her passion, which is working with & helping others, she has a keen sense of problem solving.  As part of the Properties Central Team, Kayla is able to combine all the best attributes she has developed over the years in “Advertising, Problem-Solving, Tech & Customer Support ”, as Properties Central Realty’s Client Care Guru! As a busy mom of two beautiful girls, Kayla believes that it is from her family where she has come to learn qualities that help her to excel in every area of life. She cherishes the lessons she has learned, including the importance and value of time, simplicity, and helping others achieve their goals. Kayla lives around the belief: “Life is a one-time offer; use it well”, and loves to find new places and things to explore. Whether it’s backpacking mountain ranges, travelling, or just finding a new style of food to cook. On her down time, she can be found creating something in the kitchen, crafting, or relaxing with friends while she’s cheering on the Patriots or Bruins.

The best way to learn “About Us” is to hear it told from one of our happy clients, Claire Maypother …As the story goes, my best friend passed away and left me executor of her estate, no simple task by any means! I felt a huge burden lifted the minute Joe told me he could help! He guided me through the entire process of selling her house, it had been empty for over a year, pipes broke, floors ruined and we also realized a Mass Health Lien for the tune of $93,000! Between Joe and his attorney, they were able to negotiate with Mass Health and get the lien reduced. Joe was also able to get me some extra cash for the time I put into closing out the estate, which was music to my ears! I can’t thank you enough for all your help; I don’t know what I would of done if we didn’t connect!