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Posted by Robin V. Wish on 8/13/2018

Selling a house is no small feat, particularly in a competitive real estate market. As such, home sellers may be prone to make mistakes if they don't plan ahead for potential pitfalls.

Common home selling mistakes include:

1. Listing a Home Without Performing Housing Market Research

Let's face it – selling a house can be stressful. In many instances, home sellers will want to speed through the home selling journey – something that may lead these sellers to list residences without evaluating the real estate market in advance.

Spending even a few minutes looking at the prices of homes in your city or town may make a world of difference. Ultimately, the more housing market research that you perform, the more likely it becomes that you'll be able to optimize the value of your house.

Take a look at the prices of available homes in your city or town that are similar to your own. Also, evaluate the prices of recently sold houses in your area. With this housing market data at your disposal, you'll be better equipped than ever before to price your residence competitively and boost your chances of a profitable home sale.

2. Accepting an Initial Offer on a Residence

The first offer that you receive on a residence may prove to be the best offer. However, in some cases, the initial offer may fall short of your expectations.

Immediately accepting the initial offer on a residence may prove to be costly. Fortunately, a home seller who understands the housing market can take a data-driven approach to determine how to proceed with any offer, at any time.

Performing a home appraisal before you list your residence can provide valuable insights into a property's value. Then, you can list your house for a competitive price, one that helps generate substantial interest in your house and may lead to offers at, near or above your initial asking price.

In addition, don't forget to consult with a real estate agent. If you receive a home offer and are unsure about whether to accept, reject or counter it, a real estate agent can provide expert advice to help you make an informed decision.

3. Ignoring a Real Estate Agent's Recommendations

A seller's agent is committed to helping you optimize the value of your residence, and this housing market professional will offer recommendations as you sell your house to ensure you that can get the best results possible.

If you ignore a real estate agent's recommendations, you may miss out on a golden opportunity to sell your house. A real estate agent provides housing market analysis and insights, along with honest, unbiased recommendations about how to overcome a wide range of home selling hurdles.

Furthermore, a real estate agent always has a home seller's best interests in mind. This housing market professional also is available to respond to a home seller's questions, guaranteeing that a home seller is fully supported at each stage of the home selling journey.

Ready to sell your house? Collaborate with a real estate agent, and you should have no trouble achieving your desired results.




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Posted by Robin V. Wish on 8/6/2018

As a first time home buyer, you may feel like a fish out of water when it comes to the process of getting a home. If you’re ready to buy your first home, there’s some key mistakes that you should avoid. 


You Think That You Don’t Need Help From A Professional


So many homebuyers think that they can save themselves a few dollars by avoiding working with a realtor. This is a big mistake. Realtors are a valuable resource for buyers and will help you throughout the process of purchasing a home. Realtors can help guide buyers step-by-step while providing assistance with things like negotiations and making sure all of the paperwork gets from point A to point B. You’ll also need other professionals involved in this process of home buying including lawyers and loan officers. Having these people on your team protects you and gives you a backing of knowledge that you wouldn’t otherwise have. 


Don’t Skip Pre-Approval


Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is key before you even start to search for a house. The pre-approval letter is a great resource in helping you land the home of your dreams. If you’re going up against other bids on a home, your bid will be seen as more serious if you have been pre-approved. Getting a pre-approval lets sellers know that you’re serious about the whole process of buying a home and are ready to make the financial commitment. 


Know The Costs Associated With Buying A Home


Just because you have the monthly income to pay a mortgage doesn't mean you’re financially ready to buy a home. There’s a few things that need to be in place before you can even commit to buying a home. First, you’ll need to make sure your credit score is up to par. Next, you’ll need to have enough saved up for a down payment. Without a down payment of at east 20% of the purchase price of a home, you’ll need to pay for private mortgage insurance (PMI). There’s plenty of other costs that you’ll need cash on hand for when it comes to buying a home. This includes home insurance, home inspections, closing costs, property taxes, HOA fees, and maintenance. In other words, there needs to be some wiggle room in your budget for all of the extra costs that go into closing on a home and maintaining a home. 



Don’t Completely Deplete Your Savings


Just because you have been saving up for years to buy a home, doesn’t mean you need to completely deplete your savings in one pass. If you lack an emergency fund, you’re not buying a home with a responsible financial cushion. While you’ll probably take out a good chunk of savings in order to purchase the home, you need a bit more. Experts say that you need about 3-6 months of expenses saved up in case of the event of illness, job loss, or other emergency. Hence the name “emergency fund.”





Posted by Robin V. Wish on 8/6/2018

In the heart of north Walpole, this stunning colonial sits on a quiet cul de sac street. This home offers a manicured level lot with a circular drive and a three car side entry garage. The fenced in yard offers plenty of play space as well as an in-ground pool and pool-house incl a half bath. The kitchen offers stainless appliances and granite counters with an oversized island for seating in addition to the dining area. Conveniently located pantry, laundry and guest bath are steps away. A front to back family room accommodates large gathering or a great place to cozy up and watch a movie! Upstairs the master features his and hers walk in closets, a large bath, double sinks, shower and jacuzzi tub. A walk-up attic cathedral, tray ceilings, wainscoting, hardwood floors, french doors, and feature windows show off detail craftsmanship in construction of this property. The thoughtful layout and upscale appointments make this home one not to be missed! A floor plan is available online.

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Posted by Robin V. Wish on 8/3/2018


4 Freedom Way, Walpole, MA 02081

Single-Family

$899,000
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
In the heart of north Walpole, this stunning colonial sits on a quiet cul de sac street. This home offers a manicured level lot with a circular drive and a three car side entry garage. The fenced in yard offers plenty of play space as well as an in-ground pool and pool-house incl a half bath. The kitchen offers stainless appliances and granite counters with an oversized island for seating in addition to the dining area. Conveniently located pantry, laundry and guest bath are steps away. A front to back family room accommodates large gathering or a great place to cozy up and watch a movie! Upstairs the master features his and hers walk in closets, a large bath, double sinks, shower and jacuzzi tub. A walk-up attic cathedral, tray ceilings, wainscoting, hardwood floors, french doors, and feature windows show off detail craftsmanship in construction of this property. The thoughtful layout and upscale appointments make this home one not to be missed! A floor plan is available online.
Open House
Sunday
August 05 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
What a house! Stop by on Sunday to see this spectacular colonial on a cul de sac street in Northwoods Estates! Sought after neighborhood with mature trees, sidewalks, pretty streets and stunning homes! Send your clients - all relationships will be honored.
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Location: 4 Freedom Way, Walpole, MA 02081    Get Directions

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Posted by Robin V. Wish on 8/3/2018


4 Freedom Way, Walpole, MA 02081

Single-Family

$899,000
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
In the heart of north Walpole, this stunning colonial sits on a quiet cul de sac street. This home offers a manicured level lot with a circular drive and a three car side entry garage. The fenced in yard offers plenty of play space as well as an in-ground pool and pool-house incl a half bath. The kitchen offers stainless appliances and granite counters with an oversized island for seating in addition to the dining area. Conveniently located pantry, laundry and guest bath are steps away. A front to back family room accommodates large gathering or a great place to cozy up and watch a movie! Upstairs the master features his and hers walk in closets, a large bath, double sinks, shower and jacuzzi tub. A walk-up attic cathedral, tray ceilings, wainscoting, hardwood floors, french doors, and feature windows show off detail craftsmanship in construction of this property. The thoughtful layout and upscale appointments make this home one not to be missed! A floor plan is available online.
Open House
Sunday
August 05 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
What a house! Stop by on Sunday to see this spectacular colonial on a cul de sac street in Northwoods Estates! Sought after neighborhood with mature trees, sidewalks, pretty streets and stunning homes! Send your clients - all relationships will be honored.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 4 Freedom Way, Walpole, MA 02081    Get Directions

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