Buy a house at your local grocery

RE/MAX of New England will open 17 'micro' offices

Some consumers will now be able to go to their local supermarket and pick up a more substantial purchase than dinner — a house.

RE/MAX of New England is teaming up with a large supermarket chain to open "micro" real estate offices in grocery stores, the franchise real estate brokerage announced this week.

The company has signed an exclusive, five-year agreement with Quincy, Mass.-based Stop and Shop Inc., one of the largest supermarket chains in New England with more than 375 stores throughout New England, New York and New Jersey, according to Stop and Shop’s Web site.