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Posted by Deb Evans ABR,CSG on 12/3/2019

If you're selling a home, hiring a real estate agent who acts as a comprehensive marketer is essential – and perhaps it is easy to understand why.

For home sellers, an ineffective marketer may struggle to promote your residence to the right groups of homebuyers. This may cause you to miss out on opportunities to highlight your house to potential property buyers, resulting in a prolonged home selling cycle.

Ultimately, there are many signs that a real estate agent understands what it takes to market your residence effectively, including:

1. A real estate agent is ready to host home showings and open houses.

Home showings and open houses enable property buyers to get an up-close look at your residence. That way, property buyers can envision what life would be like if they purchase your house.

Typically, a real estate agent will want to host as many home showings and open houses as possible This housing market professional will be available to set up home showings at property buyers' convenience. Meanwhile, he or she also will promote open houses via social media and other channels to stir up plenty of interest from potential property buyers.

2. A real estate agent knows how to showcase your residence online.

A real estate agent may insist on hiring a professional photographer to take pictures of your home's interior or exterior. This ensures you can provide homebuyers with crisp, clear images via myriad online channels to show the true beauty of your house.

Moreover, a real estate agent may use Facebook, Twitter and other social networks to promote your residence. Social media enables this housing market professional to reach thousands of potential property buyers and may help you generate significant interest in your home quickly.

3. A real estate agent allocates the necessary time and resources to track his or her marketing efforts.

What good is a marketing campaign if a marketer is unable to define its success? A real estate agent who is a great marketer understands the importance of metrics and will measure his or her marketing successes and failures.

A real estate agent should be able to keep you informed at each stage of the home selling cycle. He or she can provide updates about whether homebuyers are interested in checking out your home and any feedback from homebuyers as well.

In addition, a real estate agent is unafraid to adjust the way that he or she promotes your home. With the right metrics in place, this housing market professional will be able to find out whether homebuyers are interested in your property and modify his or her marketing efforts accordingly.

When it comes to selling your home, working with a real estate agent who knows the importance of effective marketing can make a world of difference. With a successful marketer at your disposal, you can boost your chances of speeding up the home selling process and getting the best price for your house.





Posted by Deb Evans ABR,CSG on 11/26/2019

Buying furniture is a big investment in time and money. If you’re trying to match the style and color scheme of your home perfectly, it can be difficult to find something that’s the right fit. 

This is a task made more difficult when many large furniture stores carry largely similar items that don’t veer too far from the current trends.

If you want to buy unique furniture that meets your specific style it can seem like there are few options. However, there are many online stores where you can find just that, and so so by supporting small retailers and craftsmen.

In this article, we’re going to give you some advice on finding furniture that will make your home stand out. Read on for a list of how to find handmade and uncommon furniture for your home.

Buying local

One way to find unique furniture and support local craftsmen at the same time is to search for furniture makers in your area. Oftentimes a Google search will help you local nearby shops. However, you can also use websites like Craigslist to narrow your search down to your area.

If you’re having trouble finding people who make or refurbish furniture in your area, try searching for local businesses on websites like Yelp or Yellow Pages.  

Scavenge and refurbish

One way to guarantee that your furniture will be unique is to buy antique or discarded items and then pay a craftsman to refurbish and alter the item. This is particularly common with sofas and chairs.

Upholstering is an art form that requires a good idea, both for restoration and customization. Oftentimes you can find inexpensive, but well-worn, furniture at thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales, and on Craigslist at very cheap prices.

Sometimes it’s just a matter of sanding, staining, or painting old furniture to give them a new life in your living room or kitchen. What’s more, when you take on a DIY project to refurbish a piece of furniture it will have added meaning and value to you, and you could discover a new hobby that you’re interested in along the way.

Online stores

There are a number of online retailers who sell handmade or refurbished furniture. One of the most popular web stores right now is Etsy. On Etsy, you can find craftsmen and refurbishers’ work who you appreciate and follow them to see what they have in stock.

Before Etsy, Ebay was the leading place to buy handmade and refurbished items online. To this day, Ebay still has a wide selection of items. Since many items on Ebay are auctioned, you also have the potential of winning a bid at a low price.

A third option would be to seek out the hundreds of small furniture shops online. A benefit or seeking out the manufacturer directly is that you get a chance to learn about the product and ask about customization.

Those are just some of the ways to find unique, handmade furniture for your home. Remember to be patient and to ask questions while furniture shopping to make sure you find the perfect fit for your room.





Posted by Deb Evans ABR,CSG on 11/23/2019

This Single-Family in Millbury, MA recently sold for $600,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Deb Evans ABR,CSG - ERA Key Realty Services.


23 Stone Road, Millbury, MA 01527

Single-Family

$625,000
Price
$600,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
**Fabulous custom brick ranch set off the road on 2.91 acres with incredible curb appeal, brick pathway w/abundant perennials & shrubs leads to covered entry way**Marble tiled foyer**Dining room w/picture framing & wall sconces**Private sitting or piano room**Central common area offers fireplaced family room w/access to deck & views of gorgeous level backyard & sunsets**Cabinet packed kitchen,granite counters,large dining area, beverage cooler, island & breakfast bar all open to family room**French doors lead to master bedroom w/walk in closet, slider to deck for morning coffee & private bath w/jetted tub & separate shower**Two other bedrooms with private bath**Home office & laundry room complete 1st floor**If entertaining is on your list the 40 x 26 Great Room may fit the bill in WALK-OUT lower level w/custom wet bar with 7 bar stools, fireplace,custom cabinets,full bath w/sauna (as is)** Storage area (39 x 24) w/overhead door & office w/exterior door***Home Warranty included***

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Posted by Deb Evans ABR,CSG on 11/13/2019

This Single-Family in Mendon, MA recently sold for $485,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Deb Evans ABR,CSG - ERA Key Realty Services.


14 Daniels Rd, Mendon, MA 01756

Single-Family

$499,900
Price
$485,000
Sale Price

10
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Matchless-Meticulous-Memorable. This 4 bdrm Colonial home nestled among the trees exudes pride & perfection. The warmth and charm will embrace your heart calling this home yours. An impeccable home features premium mechanicals - a high efficient two zone multi-stage, wifi-enabled a/c system w/all new duct work and high-efficiency Viessman boiler, stainless steel hot water tank, newer well expansion tank and a Quiet Cool advanced whole house fan. Recent updates include a kitchen w/newly painted cabinets, new hardware, solid walnut countertop, solid red oak floors and stainless steel appliances. Solid oak floors flow thru out first floor. Both 2nd floor and master bath feature two new sinks,cabinets, new fixtures/hdwr, w/solid engineered marble countertops. A 1st floor bath with updated cabinet,fixtures,sink includes newer w/d. Additional updates include a new roof, skylights, exterior new paint on home trim doors, wood stove insert, generous sized 3 season room

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Posted by Deb Evans ABR,CSG on 11/7/2019


85-A Millbury Rd, Oxford, MA 01540

Single-Family

$569,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
**FIRST TIME ON THE MARKET**This beautiful Post and Beam home on Millbury line w/fabulous curb appeal is just waiting for the next family to enjoy~Brick walkway leads to front porch & into an inviting two story entry area~Main floor features open concept kitchen & dining area w/gas stove & fireplace for the whole family to enjoy~Family Room w/ ideal open floor plan to catch the game in front of centerpiece fireplace or wet bar w/tap~Spiral staircase leads to loft~1st Floor Master bedroom w/walk-in closet & private bath~Hardwoods throughout 1st floor~Guest bath & laundry completes 1st floor~Bedrooms upstairs w/cathedral ceilings,lots of closets space & private bath~Full walk-out lower level w/guest/exercise room,walk-in closet & full bath~Amazing fenced in pool area w/large patio for entertaining & summer cookouts~Outdoor fireplace for year round relaxation & enjoyment~Three car heated garage w/work area~Over-size shed for all the toys~Easy access to Rtes 395,20,146 & Mass Pike
Open House
Sunday
November 10 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 85-A Millbury Rd, Oxford, MA 01540    Get Directions

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