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Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 12/16/2018

Selling a house should be quick and easy. Yet issues may arise that make it tough to enjoy a fast, profitable house selling experience.

Common problems that come up during the home selling journey include:

1. Lack of Curb Appeal

Dedicate time and resources to bolster your residence's curb appeal – you'll be glad you did. Remember, your residence only gets one chance to make a positive first impression on homebuyers. If your house impresses buyers when they see it for the first time, buyers may continue to pursue your home and submit requests to view your residence in-person.

To improve your house's curb appeal, you should mow the lawn, trim the hedges and perform various home exterior upgrades. Take an objective view of your home's exterior to identify any problems that may make buyers shy away from your residence. Then, you can correct these issues.

2. Initial Asking Price Is Too High

If your home's initial asking price fails to account for your house's condition and the current state of the real estate market, you may struggle to sell your residence. In fact, in this scenario, it may be many weeks or months before you receive an offer to purchase your residence.

Before you list your house, you may want to conduct a property appraisal. This enables you to receive a home valuation from a property expert. With this valuation in hand, you can set a competitive initial asking price for your house, thereby increasing the likelihood of a quick home sale.

3. Buyer's Market in Place

In a buyer's market, there may be an abundance of available houses and a shortage of property buyers. Thus, if a home seller is not careful, this individual may struggle to achieve the best-possible results.

Analyze the real estate market closely, and you can differentiate a buyer's market from a seller's one. If you find that homes linger on the real estate market for many weeks or months before they sell, you likely are preparing to enter a buyer's market. As a result, you'll need to go above and beyond the call of duty to differentiate your house from the competition.

When it comes to selling a house in a buyer's market, it may be beneficial to hire a real estate agent. This housing market professional can help you craft a plan that ensures you can seamlessly navigate the home selling journey, regardless of the current real estate market's conditions.

A real estate agent first will meet with you and learn about your home selling goals. He or she next will develop a personalized home selling strategy and promote your residence to prospective buyers. And if you receive an offer to purchase your house, a real estate agent will help you review this proposal and determine the best course of action.

Take the guesswork out of the home selling journey – collaborate with a real estate agent, and you can get plenty of help as you get ready to sell your residence.




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Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 12/9/2018

An open house can have a significant impact on the property selling journey. As such, it is important for a property seller to allocate time and resources to prepare for an open house. If a seller plans for an open house, he or she may be able to boost the likelihood of a fast, profitable property selling experience.

Now, let's take a look at three things that every seller needs to know about open houses.

1. There is no shortage of open houses held on weekends in cities and towns nationwide.

Many open house events are held throughout the year in cities and towns across the country. These events commonly take place on weekends and enable sellers to showcase their residences to dozens of prospective buyers at the same time.

Ultimately, it is important to find ways to differentiate a home from the competition. If a seller can promote his or her residence to the right groups of potential buyers, this individual may be able to convince buyers to attend one open house over another.

2. An open house gives a seller a great opportunity to make a positive first impression on buyers.

As a seller, it is paramount to embrace the opportunity to connect with buyers. An open house allows a seller to do just that, as it ensures this individual can provide buyers with a stress-free opportunity to view his or her residence.

When it comes to getting ready for an open house, it generally is a good idea to clean both inside and out. Also, a seller should perform home repairs and remove home clutter. Because with a neat, tidy residence, a seller can make it easy for buyers to envision what life may be like if they decide to purchase a particular residence.

3. Every open house provides a seller with a valuable learning experience.

Regardless of how much a seller prepares for an open house, there is no telling how this event will turn out. However, a seller who sets realistic expectations for an open house can plan accordingly.

In the worst-case scenario, no buyers will attend an open house. If this happens, there is no need to worry. In fact, a seller can learn from the experience and use it to find new ways to promote his or her residence to prospective buyers going forward.

For those who need help selling a home, it may be beneficial to hire a real estate agent. In addition to helping you get your residence ready for an open house, a real estate agent will offer tips and guidance so you can achieve the optimal property selling results. Perhaps best of all, if you ever have concerns or questions during the home selling journey, a real estate agent is ready to address them at any time.

Streamline the home selling process – hire a real estate agent today, and you can receive comprehensive assistance as you navigate each stage of the property selling journey.





Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 12/2/2018

Seeing your desire to buy a waterfront property through is a big accomplishment. Before you sign on the dotted lines, there are a few things that you should know about the process of choosing the perfect waterfront property for you. 


Decide What You Need


The first step in finding the right property of any kind is understanding your own needs. How do you want to use the property? Will it be your year-round home, or will you be there only a portion of the year? Really map out what your priorities are when it comes to searching for waterfront properties. From here, you can figure out what areas you’d like to search in and what type of property you want to find to suit you. What types of activities will you be doing at your property? Will a lake property do the job or do you need an ocean escape? Is canoeing or kayaking a part of your dream, or is simply sitting by the water enough enjoyment for your needs? Answering all of these questions can help you to narrow down your needs for a waterfront property. 


Touring Properties


As with any other type of home search, you should take the time to scope out the properties that you’re interested in. This means not only looking at the properties themselves but looking at the communities and neighborhoods as well. What does the area have to offer you? Is it near a town or nestled away in a secluded spot? Remember that with a typical house the size of the home is what contributes to the majority of the value of the home. With a waterfront property, the surroundings are key. The closer to the water you are, the more valuable your piece of real estate is. Consider all of the typical factors when looking at properties along with the additional concerns of being close to the amenities and natural pleasures that you crave. 


Other Important Things To Consider


Other things that you should consider in finding your perfect piece of waterfront heaven are things like:


  • How close is the beach?
  • Does the beach or lake have easy access?
  • Is there an adequate amount of privacy at this property?
  • What kind of view is there?


The more breathtaking the views and the more space between you and your neighbors will give you an advantage not only in your own living situation but in renting out the property and even selling it in the future. 


There are a lot of things that go into making the decision of finding the right waterfront property. Sometimes, hiring an experienced realtor in the area can be just what you need to understand all the aspects of your investment from the area to the type of home you choose. Don’t be afraid to hire an experienced realtor to help you in your search.   






Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 11/30/2018


456 Chestnut Street, Needham, MA 02492

Single-Family

$1,425,000
Price

12
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
FANTASTIC NEW CONSTRUCTION. FOUR FINISHED LEVELS INCLUDING TWO THIRD FLOOR SEPARATE ROOMS! This natural gas home, on almost a half acre, is full of surprises and wonderful features! The first floor offers a lovely living room and adjoining dining room space as well as a GRAND gas fireplaced family room, private office, large mudroom with built-in cubbies and separate laundry room. The stainless steel kitchen has a large quartz island, high performance gourmet Thor appliances, including a built-in coffee machine and access to the composite maintenance free deck which overlooks the large yard! The second floor has 4 spacious bedrooms and 3 full baths and access to two separate staircases to the the third floor Bonus Room and a third floor Great Room. There is a huge finished lower level with walkout to the yard! The home has central AC, alarm, sprinkler system and hardwood on the first, second and third floors. This home is conveniently located to walk to town and train. Move in!
Open House
Sunday
December 02 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 456 Chestnut Street, Needham, MA 02492    Get Directions

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Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 11/30/2018


16 Lookout Avenue, Natick, MA 01760

Single-Family

$599,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
A TOTALLY UPDATED/RENOVATED COLONIAL LOCATED IN A WONDERFUL FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD! Move right into this 'young' 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home. Excellent for entertaining, the flexible first floor layout with direct entrance from the oversized garage features an open living room and granite stainless kitchen with a breakfast bar, a half bath and outdoor deck/yard access. There is an adjoining separate dining/playroom space depending on your own preferred use. The second floor offers a master suite with bath and walk-in closet as well as two other bedrooms and a family bath. There is also a central family room with skylights and a cathedral ceiling for 'hanging out' upstairs! Central air, hardwood and a second floor laundry are other amenities found in this unique home. In addition, the exterior has a maintenance free deck, siding as well as a carport and storage shed. This is a very special opportunity! Showings start at the open house on Sunday, November 4th, 1PM-3PM.
Open House
Sunday
December 02 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 16 Lookout Avenue, Natick, MA 01760    Get Directions

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