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Posted by George P. Goulas on 5/8/2019

When youíre trying to sell your home, there are a few mistakes that could make or break completing the sale of the home in a timely manner. While some things like a tough market or a home with a lot of extra-special features are out of your immediate control, there are plenty of things that you can do when it comes to selling your home. Read on for expert selling tips on what to avoid when your home is going on the market.


Your Home Is Overpriced


Overpriced homes tend to sit on the market for a longer period of time. This is because buyers can see that the price isnít right and are waiting for a price drop. Itís so easy to overestimate the value of your home as well. 


When a home sits on the market for a longer period of time, buyers also wonder if thereís something wrong with the home. Was there a botched inspection? Does the home need major work thatís not visible to the naked eye? An idle home sale leaves buyers wondering, and your home still left on the market.


As far as price goes, if your home has been sitting on the market, youíll need to consider dropping the price in a timely fashion if the price isnít right. You also should be open to bargaining with buyers. In the grand scheme of selling a home sometimes being stubborn with $5,000 doesnít pay off in the end. 


You Didnít Clean Before A Showing


When your home goes on the market, youíll need to do a deep clean of the home. This could mean shelling out some money for a professional cleaning service. Buyers want to see homes that are in pretty good condition. Itís hard to picture living in a place where thereís a lot of dirt and clutter. If you need to, put some of your stuff in storage for the showing. Buyers need some vision to help them decide on the home thatís right for them. You can help them to find that vision with a spotless house.


Using Subpar Photographs


When it comes to selling your home, you want the best possible photographs to depict your property. Most home buyers start their search online these days and high-quality photographs are the best first impression of your property that you can give. A few cell phone pictures just wonít cut it. If you canít get professional photographs done to sell your home, you might want to find someone with a more professional camera or a bit of amateur photography skills. Buyers are focusing on the pictures way more than they are the words in descriptions for online listings. Find the best way to give buyers an overview of your property in images with a good impression.





Posted by George P. Goulas on 5/6/2019


231 North Sturbridge Rd, Charlton, MA 01507

Charlton Depot

Single-Family

$313,000
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MAY 19th (12-1) OWNER'S PRIDE SHINES THROUGH THIS MAGNIFICENT CAPE THAT HAS BEEN UPDATED & METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. HERE'S YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY THE COUNTRY LIVING IN THIS BIG, BEAUTIFUL HOME WITH ALL THE FABULOUS FEATURES YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR. KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, NEW HIGH-END ARMSTRONG FLOORING THAT IS WATERPROOF & SHATTERPROOF, REMODELLED BATHS WITH GRANITE COUNTERTOPS & GRANITE-FAUX SHOWER WALL THAT LOOKS TOTALLY INCREDIBLE. HARDWOOD FLRS IN THE LIVING ROOM, DINING AREA & 1ST-FL BEDROOM. HUGE 2-CAR GARAGE UNDER, ANOTHER 3rd GARAGE THAT IS DETACHED FROM THE HOUSE & HAS PLENTY OF ROOM FOR STORAGE. FINISHED WALK-OUT BASEMENT WITH PLENTY OF STORAGE THAT WOULD MAKE A GREAT EXERCISE ROOF OR PLAYROOM FOR THE KIDS. YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS WILL ENJOY THE HUGE 24x12 DECK OVERLOOKING THE BIG, PRIVATE BACK YARD & THE 36x5 COVERED FRONT PORCH WHERE YOU CAN RELAX & ENJOY THE TRANQUILITY OF THE BABBLING BROOK IN YOUR FRONT YARD.
Open House
Sunday
May 19 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MAY 19th (12-1) OWNER'S PRIDE SHINES THROUGH THIS MAGNIFICENT CAPE THAT HAS BEEN UPDATED & METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. HERE'S YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY THE COUNTRY LIVING IN THIS BIG, BEAUTIFUL HOME WITH ALL THE FABULOUS FEATURES YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR. KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, NEW HIGH-END ARMSTRONG FLOORING THAT IS WATERPROOF & SHATTERPROOF, REMODELLED BATHS WITH GRANITE COUNTERTOPS & GRANITE-FAUX SHOWER WALL THAT LOOKS TOTALLY INCREDIBLE.
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Posted by George P. Goulas on 5/2/2019


Lot T Hall Road, Charlton, MA 01507

Land

$189,900
Price

42.76
Acres
Agricultural
Land Type
CALLING DEVELOPERS, BUILDERS, NATURE LOVERS & BUYERS LOOKING FOR A BIG PARCEL OF LAND IN THE GREAT TOWN OF CHARLTON. OVER 42 ACRES OR PRIVACY WITH THIS RESIDENTIAL LOT ON A QUIET COUNTRY ROAD. GORGEOUS STONE WALLS & BEAUTIFUL HOMES IN THIS TRANQUIL NEIGHBORHOOD. EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR DEVELOPMENT, LOCATED OFF OF CARPENTER HILL RD. BACK SECTION OF PROPERTY IS ACROSS THE STREET FROM PRINDLE LAKE WHERE YOU CAN SWIM OR GO FISHING. HAVE YOU BEEN LOOKING FOR A BIG LOT TO BUILD YOUR NEXT HOME ON PRIVATE ESTATE? WITH OVER 42 ACRES & 971 FEET OF ROAD FRONTAGE, YOU CAN BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME WITH COMPLETE PRIVACY AND HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO SUBDIVIDE MORE LOTS IN THE FUTURE FOR YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS TO BUILD THEIR HOMES ON YOUR FAMILY'S ESTATE. A COMMUTER'S DREAM LOCATED BETWEEN 47 & 81 T HALL RD, NEAR RT.20 & MASS PIKE. IDEAL PROPERTY FOR BUILDERS OR DEVELOPERS LOOKING FOR A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT IN A DESIRABLE TOWN WITH EXCELLENT SCHOOL SYSTEM.
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Posted by George P. Goulas on 5/1/2019

Everyone will agree that cleaning the house is a big task. No one has time every week to the heavy cleaning. From the living room to the bedrooms and the garage without forgetting the front yard. So much cleaning to do.However, this piece highlights that you don't have to spend the whole day cleaning the house. You can get the job done under an hour. Here's how;

  • Start from the bedrooms. While you want to clean your home, it is always a good practice to start from the bedroom. That is because that is most likely the most cluttered room in the house. In cleaning the bedroom, don't start anyhow. Your first task in the bedroom is to do a clean sweep. Get any clothes and other things placed wrongly in order and sweep the floor. After you finish sweeping, the next thing you should do is lay or make the bed. If the bedspread needs changing, do that and make it neatly. Next, deal with dust. Brush down dust from the curtains and windows, then use the vacuum. It shouldn't really surprise you to find out that you can do all that in 10 minutes.
  • Head to the bathroom. Having dealt with the bedrooms, the next stop in the house cleaning is the bathroom. And, yes you can clean the bathroom under 9 minutes. The first thing to do is to spray everywhere- from the walls to the sink. Now, tackle the toilet and wash thoroughly. Having done that, cleaning the sink is next. You have to wash the sink with appropriate soap and water. Now clean the mirror and wipe down the shower and tub. After completion, the last task in the bathroom is moping the floor. Do that thoroughly, and the bathroom is all set.
  • Next is cleaning the kitchen in 12 minutes. Of course, the first thing is getting the dishes out of the way. Wash all dirty dishes. Next, rearrange all out of place items. For instance, get the frying pan off the sink and the salt container into the cabinet. Having done all that in quick succession, remove all stickiness and clean the counters and appliances; then tackle the floor.
  • The last place to clean is the living room. Like you have done in the bedroom, put all misplaced items in their correct location. Dust the tables, windowsills, and electronics. Next, clean the glass surfaces and then use the vacuum. 

 It is important to note that cleaning the house under an hour will only happen after much practice. So, don't give up too quickly. If it takes you two hours the first time you followed this guide, keep at it. You will be surprised at the results you will get in no time.




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Posted by George P. Goulas on 4/24/2019

Are you an experienced homebuyer? If so, you may be better equipped than others to enjoy a quick, worry-free homebuying experience.

Ultimately, a veteran homebuyer can learn a lot from his or her past experiences, including:

1. How to Avoid Paying Too Much for a House

The housing market offers many opportunities for veteran and first-time homebuyers alike. However, a first-time homebuyer may struggle to pounce at an opportunity to acquire a top-notch house at a budget-friendly price. On the other hand, an experienced homebuyer likely knows what it takes to acquire a house at a price that matches or surpasses his or her expectations.

As an experienced homebuyer, it generally helps to think about how you narrowed your price range when you most recently searched for a home. This experience may guide you as you look to establish a price range for an upcoming house search.

Furthermore, a veteran homebuyer may know exactly what types of housing market data to examine before entering the real estate market. By evaluating the prices of recently sold houses and available residences in cities and towns where you'd like to live, you can use assorted real estate market data to accelerate your home search.

2. How to Get Home Financing

If you struggled to get a mortgage for your first home, there is no need to deal with home financing problems once again. Instead, a veteran homebuyer can allocate the necessary time and resources to get pre-approved for a mortgage and enter the housing market with a budget in hand.

To receive pre-approval for a mortgage, it usually is a good idea to meet with various banks and credit unions. These financial institutions can educate you about myriad mortgage options and help you select the ideal mortgage based on your homebuying needs.

3. How to Differentiate a Buyer's Market from a Seller's Market

Regardless of whether you previously bought a house in a buyer's or seller's market, you can use your past homebuying experience to help you assess the current state of the housing sector. Then, you can map out your homebuying journey accordingly.

If you notice houses are selling quickly at prices above their initial asking figures, you may be preparing to enter a seller's market. In this scenario, you may need to act quickly to acquire a great house.

Comparatively, if you find that homes are lingering on the housing market for many weeks or months, a buyer's market may be in place. In a buyer's market, you may be able to purchase a stellar house at a discounted price due to the sheer volume of houses that are available.

Before you launch a home search, it is important to note that even a veteran homebuyer may need help at times. If you hire a real estate agent, you can receive expert support throughout the homebuying journey. In fact, this housing market professional will make it easy for you to discover a superb house in no time at all.




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