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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 11/19/2017

When it comes to making a good impression on prospective home buyers, small details can make a big difference! Not only do you want prospects to see your home as being clean, neat, and well organized, but it should also leave them with a good overall feeling.

Even though it can be a bit of a hassle to continually prepare your bathrooms for house showings, there's no bigger turnoff to prospective buyers than a grungy bathroom! Generally speaking, if people cringe at any aspect of your home (especially the bathrooms or kitchen), then they're probably not going to make an offer on your property.

In addition to making all fixtures and surfaces sparklingly clean, winning over potential buyers also involves making your home look inviting.

One thing many home sellers overlook is the condition of their bathroom towels and washcloths. If they're wet, bedraggled, or ragged looking, then that's going to send the wrong message to buyers. There are a variety of ways to overcome that, including putting out brand new, colorful towels that have never been used before (Just make sure to take off the store tags before putting them on display!).

If they're neatly folded and strategically placed, then they'll convey an impression of freshness, cleanliness, and neatness. Those are among the key qualities people want to see when they're considering buying your home. By making sure your house is well organized, uncluttered, and tastefully decorated, you're also giving the impression that you and your family take pride in the appearance and upkeep of your home. This is sure to score many Brownie points with potential buyers!

Besides ragged-looking towels, another subtle, but powerful turnoff for buyers is old-looking curtains. Although you may be so accustomed to your old curtains that you don't even notice or see them any more, there's a good chance they'll stand out like a sore thumb to other people! If the appearance of your curtains degrade the rest of the room, then that one aspect could literally be a deal killer. As the expression goes, "A chain is only as strong as its weakest link." People may not know exactly why they weren't favorably impressed with your home -- even though it met all their basic requirements --but it could be something as simple as grungy, faded, tattered-looking curtains, rugs, or towels. It's often an easy, relatively inexpensive fix, but you have to be aware of the problem before you can take corrective action.

Working with a real estate agent to help you present your home in its best light can make the process go much more smoothly and result in a faster sale. Experienced agents will also provide you with valuable advice, guidance, and marketing assistance that can favorably affect the actual selling price and the length of time your home remains on the market.





Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 11/15/2017

This Multi-Family in Boston, MA recently sold for $520,000. This style home was sold by - Classic Properties REALTORS ®.


124 Central Ave, Boston, MA 02136

Hyde Park

Multi-Family

$510,000
Price
$520,000
Sale Price

2
Units
2,048
Approx. GLA
Completely done over. Very cute and adorable two family dwellings and , all hardwood flooring, completely de-leaded, very well maintained , updated kitchen and baths, newer heating system great income. First floor unit will be delivered vacant. Easy access to major roads , shopping, dinning and banking. Suitable for owner occupy or investors. easy to show just 8 hours notice.

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Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 11/14/2017

This Single-Family in Bellingham, MA recently sold for $328,000. This Cape style home was sold by - Classic Properties REALTORS ®.


700 S Main St, Bellingham, MA 02019

Single-Family

$329,900
Price
$328,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Come see this beautifully renovated expanded Cape set on a level 1+ acre lot. The newly remodeled cathedral ceiling kitchen features new cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a large dining area. Great open floor plan with newly painted neutral colors boasts a front to back family room and formal living and dining rooms. New full bath with tile shower and stunning hardwood floors throughout. Master suite with cathedral ceilings and master bath. Other updates include a new roof, new hot water heater and updated electrical. The 36'x24' shed/garage offers lots of possibilities. Conveniently located close to major routes and train to Boston.

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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 11/12/2017

There’s a lot of design trends that you’ll want to keep up with as a homeowner. What are people doing to their backyards to make them more beautiful? What types of countertops are buyers looking for these days? Some trends are beneficial. However, there’s a lot of trends that can be detrimental to your home. You want your home to be an expression of who you are, however, there are some trends that just aren’t attractive to buyers. 


Bright And Bold May Not Be Beautiful 


While that lime green room may look really attractive to you, it probably won’t look as good to anyone else. The best colors for paint inside of your home are the neutral colors. These include beiges, grays and soft whites. The most important thing is to keep your paint color consistent throughout your home. Not that you can’t change shades from room to room, but don’t make the paint change too drastic.  


No One Really Likes Shiny Things


As much as you may like shiny accessories throughout the home, it’s not going to be everyone’s thing. Although people will be decorating your home on their terms once they buy it, it’s important to note that busy isn’t always better. People need to be able to see past how you have set up your home to see the potential it holds for them.  


An Open Floor Plan That’s Too Open

You can take the idea of an open floor plan to an extreme. There are certain rooms in the home that just deserve privacy. The bathrooms and the bedrooms need walls surrounding them to give people the space and quiet that they need. If there’s no good way for you to fix this issue, you may want to find some room screens before your open house in order to keep buyers interested.  


Converted Rooms Squash Vision


If you have a third bedroom that you have converted into a home gym, that’s great for you. It may be hard for other people visiting the home to realize what the room could be used for. You may not have to move everything before an open house, but try to keep the room open for possibility.     


Carpeting Kills Buyer’s Dreams


There’s not many more terrifying things to buyers than walking into a home and seeing wall-to-wall carpeting. Their minds race, thinking of the possibilities of how to get beloved hardwood floors into the picture. If there’s floor under your carpet and you know you're going to sell soon, you’d be wise to tear up the carpet and polish up those floors. It will attract more buyers and sell faster because people will know they have that much less work to do once they move in. 


The Takeaway

 The important point here is that when you’re getting ready to show your home, you’ll want to take your personality out of the picture. Buyers need to have space to get the vision to see how they can make your former home their own. Reversing a few of the personal upgrades that you have made to your home can help you to make it a more welcoming place for new owners to begin a journey.





Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 11/7/2017


19 Acorn St, Bellingham, MA 02019

Single-Family

$450,000
Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Room to Grow! Rare opportunity to own a young Colonial with 5 bedrooms- all located on the second level. Set on almost two acres with a private wooded backyard at the end of a cul de sac in a nice neighborhood setting. The open floor plan offers a cabinet packed kitchen with an island and stainless steel appliances, formal dining room with hardwood and a front to back living room/ family room combination with a fireplace. The second floor features a master bedroom with walk in closet and bath with double vanity plus 4 additional bedrooms and guest bath. The 5th bedroom is over the garage, measures 20'x19' and can also double as a second floor family room. The walkout lower level is partially finished. Additional amenities include town water and sewer, beautiful farmers porch, maintenance free vinyl siding, air conditioning, second floor laundry and security system. Seller will entertain offers between $450,000-$475,000.
Open House
Sunday
November 12 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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Location: 19 Acorn St, Bellingham, MA 02019    Get Directions

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