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Posted by Robin V. Wish on 1/18/2021

If you want to accomplish your desired results during the home selling journey, you should strive to host lots of showings. Fortunately, we're here to help you prepare for home showings and ensure you are ready to host showings at any time.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prepare for a home showing.

1. Keep Your Home Neat and Tidy

Let's face it Ė maintaining a pristine home can be difficult. But if you allocate time and energy to perform various home maintenance tasks daily, you can keep your home show-ready.

Cleaning up after yourself can make a world of difference. For instance, wiping down kitchen countertops after cooking a meal enables you to avoid a long, arduous kitchen clean-up at a later time.

You also may want to create a home cleaning schedule. By planning daily or weekly chores like vacuuming the rugs or cleaning the bathroom, you can ensure your house will look great at all times.

2. Be Flexible

If a homebuyer submits a last-minute request for a home showing, it generally is a good idea to try to accommodate the buyer's request. By doing so, you can show your home to many prospective buyers and increase the likelihood of receiving an offer to purchase.

A flexible home seller usually is a successful home seller. Therefore, if a buyer wants to view your home, it is important to remember that each showing brings you one step closer to selling your residence.

Ultimately, if you maintain flexibility, you can make it easy for dozens of potential buyers to view your residence. And as a result, you may be able to accelerate the home selling process.

3. Eliminate Clutter

Clutter is something that all home sellers can live without. Because if a home is filled with clutter, it may be tough for prospective buyers to appreciate the full size and beauty of a residence.

For home sellers, it is important to remove clutter immediately. A home seller can rent a storage unit to hold excess items until his or her residence sells. Or, it may be beneficial to host a yard sale or list excess items online to cut down on clutter.

As you prepare to sell your home, you may want to hire a real estate agent as well. In fact, a real estate agent will do everything possible to help you achieve the optimal results during any home showing.

Typically, a real estate agent will offer recommendations and tips to help you prepare your residence for the housing market. If you receive a request to view your home, a real estate agent will notify you accordingly. And after a home showing is complete, a real estate agent will provide you with unbiased feedback to ensure you can update your property selling strategy as needed.

Ready to host a home showing? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can get ready to showcase your residence to potential buyers and bolster your chances of enjoying a fast, profitable house selling experience.




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Posted by Robin V. Wish on 1/14/2021


22 Dayton Ave, Westwood, MA 02090

Single-Family

$675,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Picture perfect cape in sought after neighborhood! Fantastic layout with three large bedrooms and bath upstairs! The first floor features a front to back living room and family room, a large cabinet-packed kitchen w/ plenty of counter space and a sunny dining room w/ 2 corner cabinets. Hardwoods throughout! Updates include: Harvey windows installed 2004. New furnace, HW heater, and new tank in 2010, New main chimney, bricks and flashing 2016. New roof, gutters with leaf guard, new garage opening system, new door from garage to basement 2019. Interior rooms freshly painted fall 2020. A smartly finished lower-level play/exercise room is great for the whole family and conveniently located second full bath! This sweet house won't last! The stone walls, pretty gate, quintessential cape style, french doors in living room and two fireplaces ( family room is heated by pellet stove). Living room has a pellet insert which is negotiable. Floor plan w/ approximate room dimensions attached
Open House
Saturday
January 16 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Open house for this beautiful cape in Westwood's favorite neighborhood! Individual appointments not needed however - Please wear masks, social distancing will be practiced. See you then!
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Posted by Robin V. Wish on 1/14/2021


22 Dayton Ave, Westwood, MA 02090

Single-Family

$675,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Picture perfect cape in sought after neighborhood! Fantastic layout with three large bedrooms and bath upstairs! The first floor features a front to back living room and family room, a large cabinet-packed kitchen w/ plenty of counter space and a sunny dining room w/ 2 corner cabinets. Hardwoods throughout! Updates include: Harvey windows installed 2004. New furnace, HW heater, and new tank in 2010, New main chimney, bricks and flashing 2016. New roof, gutters with leaf guard, new garage opening system, new door from garage to basement 2019. Interior rooms freshly painted fall 2020. A smartly finished lower-level play/exercise room is great for the whole family and conveniently located second full bath! This sweet house won't last! The stone walls, pretty gate, quintessential cape style, french doors in living room and two fireplaces ( family room is heated by pellet stove). Living room has a pellet insert which is negotiable. Floor plan w/ approximate room dimensions attached
Open House
Saturday
January 16 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Open house for this beautiful cape in Westwood's favorite neighborhood! Individual appointments not needed however - Please wear masks, social distancing will be practiced. See you then!
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 22 Dayton Ave, Westwood, MA 02090    Get Directions

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Categories: Open House  


Posted by Robin V. Wish on 1/14/2021


22 Dayton Ave, Westwood, MA 02090

Single-Family

$675,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Picture perfect cape in sought after neighborhood! Fantastic layout with three large bedrooms and bath upstairs! The first floor features a front to back living room and family room, a large cabinet-packed kitchen w/ plenty of counter space and a sunny dining room w/ 2 corner cabinets. Hardwoods throughout! Updates include: Harvey windows installed 2004. New furnace, HW heater, and new tank in 2010, New main chimney, bricks and flashing 2016. New roof, gutters with leaf guard, new garage opening system, new door from garage to basement 2019. Interior rooms freshly painted fall 2020. A smartly finished lower-level play/exercise room is great for the whole family and conveniently located second full bath! This sweet house won't last! The stone walls, pretty gate, quintessential cape style, french doors in living room and two fireplaces ( family room is heated by pellet stove). Living room has a pellet insert which is negotiable. Floor plan w/ approximate room dimensions attached
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Robin V. Wish on 1/11/2021

Many homeowners have a difficult relationship with their homeowners association. On the one hand, the HOA helps your community stay safe, clean, and makes it a desirable place to live which improves the property value of your home. But, on the other hand, homeowners associations can be a problem if you want to make a change to your property that they disagree with.

 In this article, weíll talk about some common issues that homeowners face in their dealings with homeowners associations and give you tips on how to handle them so that youíll have the best possible outcome.

 Study the rules carefully

It may seem like a nuisance, but your best defense when dealing with the homeowners association is to understand whatís expected of you. Not only will it help you stay on good terms with the HOA, but it will also make it easier to understand what your options are.

Itís a good idea to understand these rules and bylaws before you ever move into the neighborhood, but itís never too late to learn them. It might help you later on down the road should you want to paint your house or build a new structure in your yard.

Introduce yourself to the members

Itís best to get off on the right foot with the other members of your homeowners association. You donít want your first meeting to be a complaint against you, nor do you want to introduce yourself to someone only to make a complaint against someone else.

It will also give you a chance to ask questions about the community and to get an understanding of how easy or difficult it is to deal with the regulations of the homeowners association.

Donít assume ill-will

If you find that a complaint has been raised against you, donít act immediately. Take some time to compose your response and be sure to acknowledge the complaint. Odds are that the other members of the HOA arenít there just to give you a hard time.

Choose your battles

There are some things worth fighting for when it comes to your home. However, you donít want to be repeatedly challenging the HOA on small issues. Stick to the rules on the things that arenít hugely important, that way other members wonít come to expect issues from you.

Follow protocol

When youíre required to get permission from the board before making a change to your property, be sure you follow the steps laid out in your agreement. Doing so will avoid any unnecessary conflict.

Pay all dues and fines on time

Even if you are in the middle of a disagreement with the HOA, itís better to continue paying your dues and fines that to leave them outstanding. If you donít pay, you risk further penalty, including fees.

Plan ahead if you want to change the rules

If youíre dissatisfied with some or man of the rules of the homeowners association, odds are youíre not alone. First, start by talking with other neighborhood members. If they have similar views on the rules in question, you can bring them up collectively at the next meeting.

Your second option would be to run for the board and try to enact the changes yourself. However, you should never seek a position out of spite or anger. Only volunteer your time and effort if you want to lend a hand in your community and make life better for all of the inhabitants.

 




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