I Need to Sell My Home But It Is Too Inconvenient To Show It

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Let's face it, showing your home to potential homeowners can be inconvenient.  You have to straighten up, pack up the family, take the dog and vacate your home.  And the longer your home is on the market, the more burdensome it becomes. Sometimes the timing is just plain bad. But think twice before denying showings of your home. Denying home showings is one of the big mistakes a homeowner can make when selling their home. I Need to Sell My Home But I Don't Want to Let You In to See … Continue reading...

How to Blow Up Your Home Sale in 7 Easy Steps

7 Common Mistakes the Home Sellers Make

You may laugh at the title, yet everyday home sellers will do something to blow up the sale of their home with one or more of the common mistakes home sellers make. The seller is the reason why the home didn't sell. Often times a seller is quick to blame the real estate agent for there home not selling where often it can be the seller sabotaging their own home sale.. As we hear news of the real estate market improving, I think it is important to note that in Essex County approximately 20% … Continue reading...

The Good the Bad and the Ugly of Handling Multiple Offers (Mostly Good)

The good the bad and the ugly of handling multiple offers

Recently I was in a multiple offer situation with a buyer looking to purchase a home in Chelmsford MA.  Which is what prompted me to write this article.  Current market conditions with low inventory and good homes moving quickly can see a Massachusetts home seller having multiple offers to review at the same time.  Following is a guide on how to handle multiple offers. The Givens When Handling Multiple Offers The first thing to remember when you are wondering how to deal with … Continue reading...

Staging Your Kitchen for Maximum Profits with Hot Insider Tips

Staging Your Kitchen

When it comes time to sell your home usually the kitchen is the room that gets the most scrutiny from home buyers.    Staging your kitchen can help you maximize your profits from the sale of your home. Think about it.  The kitchen will get so much attention from home buyers for two reasons.  First it is the most costly area of the home to remodel.  Secondly, for many, the kitchen is the heart of the home.  When buying a new home, buyers want to love their … Continue reading...

Don’t Pull Your Hair Out Searching for Homes- 6 Tips to Become a Power Searcher!!

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Lots of real estate markets across the country are seeing tight inventory on homes for sale as well as low market times.  This really has home buyers scrambling to find the homes immediately so they can get an offer in on the one they like. So what is the best way to search for homes? After may years of working with home buyers as a buyer's agent I have seen home buyers unknowingly waste waste a lot of time and get aggravated with their home search.  I am going to lay out a few tip … Continue reading...

Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Mortgage Rate Lock and More!!

Understanding Your Mortgage Rate Lock

When purchasing a home you are going to run into the term RATE LOCK.   You most likely wont be asked about locking a rate until you have gone through the mortgage pre-approval process, found a home and have submitted a complete application. What is a Mortgage Rate Lock A Mortgage Rate Lock is typically just called a rate lock. It does not matter if it is a 30 year fixed, a 5/1 ARM, 15year fixed etc... At some point you will be offered a rate lock. A rate lock is a guarantee from … Continue reading...

111 Farrwood Drive, Haverhill MA 01835 MLS# 72110526

111 Farrwood Drive, Haverhill MA 01835 MLS# 72110526

111 Farrwood Drive, Haverhill MA 01835 MLS# 72110526 property is back on the market as of January 13th 2017 Price-  $214,900 Living Area-  1605 sqft Baths-  1.5 Bedrooms-  2 Rooms-  7 Condo Fee-  $191.72  LOW!! Location of 111 Farrwood Drive 111 Farrwood Drive is a Haverhill MA Condominium for sale that provides an exceptional location.  Located off Route 125/ Boston Road on the south side of Haverhill in Bradford.  On the … Continue reading...

Escrow Monies- What Happens To Your Deposit in a Real Estate Transaction?

Escrow-Web

Deposit Money is a good faith deposit, or earnest money deposit that is tendered on the purchase of real estate which is then kept in an escrow account.  You will sometimes hear your deposit called escrow monies as well. The term escrow monies are used because most likely your deposit money will be kept in an escrow account. Massachusetts is a two contract state, typically a contract to purchase is signed (often called the offer) with a good faith deposit of typically $500 to a … Continue reading...

Understanding Real Estate Contingencies- What Are They And When to Use One

what is a real estate contingency

If you buy or sell a home you may hear talk about what real estate contingencies are in a contract.  Understanding what real estate contingencies are and what bearing it may have on you is important. What is a Real Estate Contingency? A real estate contingency is a clause in a real estate contract where certain criteria need to be met by a certain date.  If the party cannot perform by that date, they have the option to nullify the contract with no recourse.  It is basically an … Continue reading...

December 2016 Tewksbury MA Real Estate Update

Staging Your Kitchen with a moderate Rehab

Overview of December 2016 Tewksbury MA Real Estate Update While December 2016 to December 2015 shows a slight drop in median house the year has showed considerable appreciation in home prices.  Inventory still remains drastically low especially with condominiums.  Combined with low days to offer we have to call this a moderate sellers market in Tewksbury. December 2016 Statistics for Tewksbury Single Family Homes 25 Tewksbury Single Family Homes sold for a Median Price of $380,000 … Continue reading...