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Posted by Deb Evans ABR,CSG on 7/16/2019

Getting your home ready for sale is a long process that will require some patience and hard work on your part. However, if you’re successful, you’ll be able to market your home to the best buyers and get top offers, making the whole thing worth it.

There are potentially an endless number of things you can do to prepare your home before listing it for sale. So, in this post, I’m going to talk about some of the most important steps you should make before selling your home to get the best results from your listing.

1. Make simple fixes

Before you start thinking about making bigger renovations, take a moment to make any small fixes around the home that you’ve been putting off. That door that gets stuck in the winter time, the blinds that creak when you open them… the little things add up and can give buyers a negative impression of your home. 

2. Get a professional home inspection

Serious buyers will get the home inspected before making a purchase. However, if there are any issues with your home, you’ll want to know for yourself long before selling time. Take the time to get a home inspection by a licensed professional so that you’re aware of any big renovations you’ll have to make in the near future.

3. Depersonalize (pack away those family photos)

Potential buyers want to be able to imagine themselves in your home. Having all of your personal belongings laying around can make that difficult. Neutralize your home by removing things that are unique to you and your family.

While this step can be tedious, you can also look at it as a good way to reduce the amount you’ll need to pack when it comes time to move.

4. Rearrange and declutter to open up the rooms

As homeowners, we accumulate a lot of stuff over the years. All of that stuff can easily make a home feel cluttered. Before you put your home on the market, it’s a good idea think about some ways to make your home ready for photos and visitors

5. Taking the best possible photos

How well-received your real estate listing will be will rely heavily on your photos. To get the best results, choose your photos wisely.

First, start by making sure your house is impeccably clean. Then, if you plan on doing any painting, get that done first.

Next, plan your photos for a nice day and take photos of the inside and outside of your home at different times of day. Since the Sun will cast shadows on different parts of your home throughout the day, it’s best to experiment with various lighting.

Finally, don’t be afraid to take a lot of photos. The more photos you have, the better the chances are of having a few really great ones that will portray your home in the most positive light.




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Posted by Deb Evans ABR,CSG on 7/12/2019

This Condo in Douglas, MA recently sold for $200,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Deb Evans ABR,CSG - ERA Key Realty Services.


24 Charles St, Douglas, MA 01516

Condo

$199,953
Price
$200,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Looking for the ease of condo life but desire a peaceful setting? Need quick & easy highway access? How about having the best LOCATION – END unit tucked in the back corner offering lovely privacy, large yard & wonderful lush surroundings out your windows? Presenting 24 Charles St. U12, nestled nicely in small complex. Enter & be impressed! Light & bright w/hardwood flooring flowing. Kitchen w/granite is situated for easy cooking w/a window opening into hall that shines extra light as well as provides a view of the front door – or pass food through for fun! Living Rm has fireplace to enjoy as well as slider to a deck for relaxation. Upstairs has two lg bedrooms w/fantastic closet space! BONUS: Lower level is also finished and has a slider to patio area. Additional space in LL for storage – and plenty of it! PLUS big ticket items done – roof, siding, windows, A/C – done! This home has been exceptionally maintained & you now have the opportunity to reap the benefits of that – with ease.






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Posted by Deb Evans ABR,CSG on 7/9/2019

Time... a non-renewable resource. Spending time, wasting time, bidding your time, you can do all of these things but make more time; No! Since you can't make more time, then you have to allocate time, doing things that create the life you want for yourself. If you have a significant other or a child then you know spending time with them is imperative. Time spent with each other not only builds those relationships but can also improve your overall health. 

Time to Connect 

Now, remember you have a job, or a few jobs, that demand hours out of your day. You also have to take care of essentials such as paying bills, groceries, and taking care of your health. Whatever is left is what you have to invest in the relationships, specifically that significant person. Fitting in blocks of time together can be difficult, but creates, or strengthens the relationship. So, you need to get creative. Be mindful about making opportunities to do the mundane together. Meeting between appointments or activities to touch base is not enough for most relationships. Shopping for the groceries or detailing the vehicles can become wonderful times to relate to each other. Taking a simple walk together enjoying each other’s company and the world around you is a great way to spend your time. It doesn’t always have to be a well-executed date night with dinner and entertainment. Just sitting in the same room while planning the weekly schedule can bring a sense of connection. Making your time together count is the goal. 

Time Away to Connect

Time away from the static grind of daily life is an investment in a relationship. Planning time together outside of the normal stress of living gives you a place to relate on another level entirely. Creating memories of fun and relaxing moments carry with them a bond that can help during times of turbulence or stress. Being able to take the time to really listen to the other person and ask more in-depth questions about themselves and their hopes for their future. Setting up your environment so that it enables you to stop for a moment in time, to really have time on your side. 

As the Steve Miller Band song states, “Time keeps on slipping into the future.” so, make your present count.




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Posted by Deb Evans ABR,CSG on 7/2/2019

If you plan to sell a house, it can be easy to try to rush through the home selling cycle. However, doing so may do more harm than good, particularly for home sellers who want to maximize their profits.

Ultimately, a wait and see approach can be beneficial for a home seller. Some of the key reasons to consider taking a wait and see approach to selling a house include:

1. You can clean your house from top to bottom.

A messy home is unlikely to generate interest from large groups of homebuyers. Comparatively, a neat, tidy and pristine home is sure to stir up plenty of interest once it reaches the real estate market.

If you spend some time enhancing your house's interior and exterior, the benefits can be substantial. In addition to making your residence more attractive to homebuyers, you may be able to raise your chances of receiving offers at or above your initial asking price.

To clean your house's interior, you should spend some time mopping the floors, wiping down walls and ceilings and doing whatever you can to make each room look great. Meanwhile, to improve your house's exterior, you may want to mow the front lawn, trim the hedges and do everything possible to ensure your house has plenty of curb appeal.

2. You can conduct a comprehensive home appraisal.

A home seller who immediately adds a residence to the real estate market might not understand what his or her house is worth based on the current housing market's conditions. As such, this home seller risks pricing his or her house too high or too low.

Conversely, if you perform a home appraisal, you can set a competitive price for your residence from day one. This appraisal also will enable you to identify your home's strengths and weaknesses and find ways to transform assorted weaknesses into strengths.

Employ an experienced home appraiser to evaluate your house – you'll be glad you did. With a top-notch home appraiser at your side, you can receive the expert insights that you need to price your house appropriately.

3. You can discover the right real estate agent.

When it comes to selling a house, why should you be forced to work with an inferior real estate agent? Unfortunately, if you rush to add your residence to the real estate market, you may select the first real estate agent that you meet. And in this scenario, you risk making a poor choice.

On the other hand, a home seller who takes a wait and see approach can spend some time evaluating many real estate agents. Then, this home seller can make an informed selection and increase his or her chances of enjoying a successful home selling experience.

There is no reason to hurry through the home selling journey. Instead, deploy a wait and see approach, and you should have no trouble remaining patient and capitalizing on the right opportunities to maximize the value of your house.




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Posted by Deb Evans ABR,CSG on 6/27/2019

This Single-Family in Northbridge, MA recently sold for $390,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Deb Evans ABR,CSG - ERA Key Realty Services.


693 Marston Rd, Northbridge, MA 01588

Single-Family

$395,000
Price
$390,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Nestled in the very desirable neighborhood of "The Hills at Whitinsville" this home is move-in ready. With 4 bedrooms and 3 baths this colonial offers ~ Bright level lot ~ Freshly painted exterior ~ Fireplaced family room opening into the bright eat-in kitchen with extra cabinets, island and sliders overlooking private backyard ~ Dining room with picture frame molding and generous sized living room ~ Large master bedroom with 2 walk-in closets and private bath ~ Three other bedrooms and full bath ~ Newly finished basement adding 900 sq. ft. with media room, game room, and exercise or office room ~ The convenience of a family neighborhood setting, shopping close by and the easy commute to routes 146,495 and Mass Pike. makes this a perfect home for a growing family.

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