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4 Reasons Why Fall is a Great Time to List Your Home for Sale

While spring is typically the hottest time for real estate, the fall season has its perks as well! With summer coming to an end, many people and their families are getting back into their routines with school and work. If you are thinking of selling your home this fall, please feel free to give me a ring – I’d be happy to answer any and all questions about real estate. Whether you are thinking of listing this fall, or are planning to list in the spring, I’m here for you! Read more

What Season is the Best Time to Sell My House?

So you are ready to sell your house, but you look out the window and see several feet of snow on the ground. Should you bother putting your house on the market in the winter, or should you wait until spring? Is there a better season in which to sell your home? The answers to these questions depend on a few basic factors.

Where You Live

In a place where the climate is very cold in the winter, it can be wise to wait until spring to sell, because fewer buyers will be venturing out to look at homes. In an area where the sun shines year round, weather is not a concern, and people will have no trouble coming out to see your house. This doesn’t mean, however, that season doesn’t matter in a warm climate! It can still affect how many potential buyers will come out and the odds of selling.

Watch Out For The Holiday Slump

People are usually too busy from Thanksgiving through Christmas to spend much time house hunting, and in January they are often recovering financially from holiday over-spending. Most experts will recommend that you avoid listing your home until after the worst of the holiday slump in the market is over and people are looking to buy again. This is true no matter what the climate!

Particulars Of Your Home

If your home is near a high school, you might want to consider selling in the summer when things nearby are a bit quieter. The noise and traffic of the school year might put some buyers off. If your home is near a lot of fun winter activities, this might actually be a selling point that will be highlighted better in the winter months. Looking for these details of your area and capitalizing on them will help you to get your home sold.

The season does matter when it comes to home buying, and spring is usually a good time to list. As your real estate agent, I can help you to determine what season makes the most sense for listing in your particular case, providing you with market information in your area and helping you pinpoint the particulars of your home that make it appealing in a specific season.


Looking to buy or sell a home in the MetroWest area? Real estate agent Robert Brown of RE/MAX Executive Realty services areas such as Hopkinton, Hopedale, Milford, Upton, Mendon, and many more. To learn more about MetroWest real estate agent Robert Brown, please visit the Meet Your Agent page on SellMyMetroWestHome.com

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Refinancing After Divorce

Divorce is a difficult experience for everyone involved, and the details of sorting out property can be overwhelming. One of the items you will likely have to deal with is the refinancing of your home if both people were listed on the mortgage. How and when this happens will depend on the terms of your divorce. And of course, always consult your lawyer before making any decisions.

Refinancing To Remove An Owner

In the event that one of the previous spouses 188941811will retain ownership of the home, it will be refinanced to a new loan that is solely in that person’s name, removing the other party’s liability for the mortgage and property.

This can usually be done in a straightforward manner. The new sole owner will take out a loan and pay off the previous loan in the process. In this case the closing costs will be the responsibility of the new sole owner. Once the refinance is complete the other party will no longer be responsible legally for the mortgage or the home itself.

If there is any equity in the property, and cash is taken out during the refinance, the courts will determine how this is distributed during the divorce proceedings. It may be split or belong to one party or the other.

Divorce And Credit

In some cases, divorce can be hard on a person’s credit. This is especially true if there were a lot of debts incurred during the marriage or if a bankruptcy becomes part of the proceedings. A former spouse’s debts can continue to damage your credit for a while after the divorce is final.

This can make the refinance a little more difficult since it will affect credit and thus interest rates. Talk to your mortgage broker regarding the potential impact of your divorce on your credit and determine the best way to approach the refinance.

Who Pays The Mortgage

If child support or alimony is involved in the divorce, one party may continue paying part or all of the mortgage even though they no longer live in the house. This doesn’t mean that it can’t be refinanced out of that person’s name.

This matter should be determined as part of the divorce proceedings, and the home refinanced in accordance with the judge’s determination. Many mortgage brokers are experts in dealing with divorces, refinances, and their repercussions. It makes sense to talk with someone both during and after your divorce so that you know what your options will be.

 


 

Looking to buy or sell a home in the MetroWest area? Real estate agent Robert Brown of RE/MAX Executive Realty services areas such as Hopkinton, Hopedale, Milford, Upton, Mendon, and many more. To learn more about MetroWest real estate agent Robert Brown, please visit the Meet Your Agent page on SellMyMetroWestHome.com

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How Many Open Houses Should I Have?

An open house can be a great tool for showing your house and getting it sold. On the other hand, it takes a lot of work to prepare for one, and requires that you be out of your house for most of the day. It also guarantees you will get a lot of people just out for a look who aren’t serious buyers. So how often should you hold an open house when your home is on the market? It depends on a few factors.

The Effort Versus The Benefit

Getting your home ready for an open house takes some effort. You will need to make sure everything is clean, clutter cleared away, and possibly even make some changes to the décor. Even if you are Open-house-signkeeping your home showing-ready as much as possible, it does take some extra work.

There’s also the requirement that you find a place to go for the day. You can’t spend every weekend imposing on friends or family or finding activities to occupy you. It’s important that the benefit of an open house outweigh the effort put into setting it up.

How Long On The Market

The longer your house is on the market, the more often you are likely to want to have an open house. If you have a lot of interested buyers making appointments to see the house, you may not need to hold one at all. If you aren’t seeing a lot of showings, then an open house is a good option.

The longer you have been on the market, the more useful an open house may be. It will bring in people who might otherwise not have made an appointment to see your home—these are people who may not have known the house was of interest to them until they saw it in person. Home hunters often spend a day going to various open houses, and might add a home to their list that wouldn’t otherwise be of interest.

The Frequency Of Open Houses

You aren’t likely to get far by having your open houses too frequently. In most cases, more than once a month would probably be too much. When you leave enough time in between each open house, you allow for new buyers to come into the market and bring a new crop of people each time.

Of course, this is something that we will discuss as part of your customized marketing plan. I will help you to select the right timing and frequency on your open houses based on the interest in your property and the market in your area.


Looking to buy or sell a home in the MetroWest area? Real estate agent Robert Brown of RE/MAX Executive Realty services areas such as Hopkinton, Hopedale, Milford, Upton, Mendon, and many more. To learn more about MetroWest real estate agent Robert Brown, please visit the Meet Your Agent page on SellMyMetroWestHome.com

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When Should I Reduce My List Price?

It can be disappointing when your home isn’t selling as fast as you thought is was. When you set a listing price for your home, unless you and your agent misread the market, you expect your home to sell by a certain time. So what do you do when your expectations haven’t been met yet? It may be time to reduce your price and re-think the marketing strategy. It’s important to understand when it’s a good time to reduce your price.

Price Reduced words on a home for sale sign to illustrate a home owner in distress and needing to sell immediately as a short sale or negotiated lower value to the right buyer

Good Ole’ Supply and Demand

In today’s market, there is relatively low inventory, and lots of buyers. Homes are selling fast. So when your home is in a hot market, and it’s not selling, the market is trying to tell you something: your home is overpriced. If you aren’t seeing much activity in your home, or have been getting feedback from buyers that are expressing it’s over priced, it’s time to sit down with your real estate agent.

Hurry Up & Wait

If your home has been listed on the market for what is considered to be a lengthy time for your area, it may be time to consider a price reduction. This is especially true if you are in a hurry to sell, which may be the case if you are planning to purchase another house upon selling yours. In some cases, a homeowner will make an offer on another house and that offer will be contingent upon selling their current home. When this happens, the homeowner is likely to be in a hurry to sell so that they can honor the terms of their new agreement before it expires. Real estate can often be a waiting game, but sometimes it may be necessary to hurry up the process, through a price reduction, if you need to complete the sale.

Adapt to the Always-Changing Market

We all know how the market fluctuates. If you own real estate, property values can go up one year and fall the next. If your house is currently listed and the property values have fallen, you may want to consider reducing the price in order to remain in the running with potential home buyers. If your house is priced far above market value, most lenders would refuse to approve a loan for your asking price. Having an appraisal would be one way to know how much your home is worth.

What Does Your Agent Say?

If you’ve hired a real estate agent, you obviously trust him or her to guide you through the process of selling your home. If your real estate agent suggests a price reduction, it may be in your best interest to consider it. Nobody knows the business like a real estate agent. They know what buyers want and, in most cases, what they are willing to pay. If you’ve trusted a real estate agent enough to hire them, trust them enough to value their opinion.


Looking to buy or sell a home in the MetroWest area? Real estate agent Robert Brown of RE/MAX Executive Realty services areas such as Hopkinton, Hopedale, Milford, Upton, Mendon, and many more. To learn more about MetroWest real estate agent Robert Brown, please visit the Meet Your Agent page on SellMyMetroWestHome.com

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4 Tips to A Quick Home Sale

The hopes of many homeowners is to sell their property quickly, for the most amount of money. The home selling process can be stressful and overwhelming, however, my team and I are here to make that process as simple as possible for you. Here’s a few tips to getting your home sold quickly and at a reasonable price!

Hire A Real Estate Professional While this may seunnamedem like a simple concept, there are many people out there that try to sell their home without professional consultation. Using a professional to handle the transaction of your most valuable asset is extremely important – we have the experience and expertise to make sure that that transaction is handled with care.

The Price Is Right Many people are disappointed when they hear where their home stands in the current market. Trust your real estate agent and their research – we know the local market and can properly align your home with other similar properties that have sold recently.

Marketing Strategy Every home is different, which is why our team put together different marketing strategies for different types of properties. 90% of homebuyers search homes online, so that is where we focus a lot of our marketing attention. We have a multiple point marketing strategy in order to give your home that utmost exposure to reach potential qualified buyers.

Clean and Tidy When a buyer is looking at a home, they are trying to picture themselves living there. When a house is cluttered and full of “stuff”, its hard for buyers to get that image in their head. Clear out some clutter, and make sure most household items are tidied away so it makes for a clean environment for the buyers to explore.

These are just a few steps you can take to get your home sold fast. As your real estate agent, it is our job to make sure your home gets the most exposure possible. If you’d like to find out more about how we market our homes, feel free to contact us for more information.


Looking to buy or sell a home in the MetroWest area? Real estate agent Robert Brown of RE/MAX Executive Realty services areas such as Hopkinton, Hopedale, Milford, Upton, Mendon, and many more. To learn more about MetroWest real estate agent Robert Brown, please visit the Meet Your Agent page on SellMyMetroWestHome.com

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Simple Ideas To Make Your Home More Welcoming To Buyers

It may seem obvious, but many sellers fail to recognize that a home that feels, looks, and smells welcoming and homey will more likely raise a buyer’s interest when they come for a showing. Of course, you think your home is pretty comfortable and welcoming already, but there are a few things you can do to make buyers feel right at home from the moment they walk in the door.

Lead With The Nose

If your home smells good, it will make buyers HomePG-Slider3want to stick around longer. The sense of smell is the strongest of all the five senses in its connection to our emotions. Certain smells simply make us feel comfortable and at home no matter where we are. There are a few smells that are almost universal. Try a flameless scented burner that is safe but releases a wonderful fragrance in your home. Choose scents like vanilla or spices, smells that remind people of home cooking and sweet treats.

Be sure your fragrance isn’t overwhelming, however, and don’t use it to mask other odors like cat litter or food smells. Buyers will know right away you are trying to hide something!

Let The Light Shine In

Clean your windows and open all of the blinds and curtains to let the sunshine into the home. The warm feeling will make your buyers want to settle in and bask in the glow. A brightly lit home looks bigger, too, while a dark home will appear smaller.

Be sure you replace burnt out light bulbs so your home will be fully lit and have a welcoming glow even in the evening or on a cloudy day.

Set The Table

It may seem odd, but a table set as though a family is about to sit down to a meal makes the home feel lived in and comfortable without being cluttered or too personal. Set the table with matching dishes and a nice but simple centerpiece, to give the dining room that ready to sit down feel.

Making buyers see your house as a home is important in getting them really interested in making it their home. With just a few simple adjustments, you can create a feeling that welcomes buyers to settle in—they will want to make an offer so they never have to leave!


Looking to buy or sell a home in the MetroWest area? Real estate agent Robert Brown of RE/MAX Executive Realty services areas such as Hopkinton, Hopedale, Milford, Upton, Mendon, and many more. To learn more about MetroWest real estate agent Robert Brown, please visit the Meet Your Agent page on SellMyMetroWestHome.com

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Home Staging: The Ten Best Do-It-Yourself Tips For $100 Or Less

Staging your Metrowest home can truly help expedite the sale of your home. Giving your home a cozy look really attracts buyers and helps them imagine themselves in your home. Here’s a few tips to give your home that welcoming feel with these inexpensive tips!

  1. Potted Plants, small or large, are one of the Home-stagingeasiest and least expensive ways to create visual appeal.
  2. Home Fragrance— such as scented candles, sprays, and plug-in type fragrance gadgets in delicate scents can work wonders.
  3. Steam Cleaning—Rather than investing in a professional service, rent the machine for one day, and rejuvenate carpets and drapes.
  4. Baskets and Decorative Containers can help organize scattered items and eliminate clutter.
  5. Light Bulbs and Dimmer Switches—Brighten dark areas and rooms or soften harsh light with dimmers and the newer soft light bulbs.
  6. Paint over unusual colors or update stark white walls with a contemporary neutral tone.
  7. Fresh Flowers—Inexpensive arrangements in vases you already own look beautiful and will smell naturally fresh.
  8. Throw Pillows will instantly update an old sofa or chair or make a plain bed look luxurious.
  9. Maid Service can be costly, but hiring one for a day or a few hours is affordable—and it’s worth it to make a kitchen or bathroom sparkle!
  10. Snacks! A bowl of polished apples, a bunch of grapes or a plate of fresh cookies makes your home look warm and inviting.

 

Looking to buy or sell a home in the MetroWest area? Real estate agent Robert Brown of RE/MAX Executive Realty services areas such as Hopkinton, Hopedale, Milford, Upton, Mendon, and many more. To learn more about MetroWest real estate agent Robert Brown, please visit the Meet Your Agent page on SellMyMetroWestHome.com

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What To Expect When Selling Your MetroWest Home

Selling your home involves many tasks and timelines. We’re here to make the process simple for you.
Here are the basic processes to keep in mind during your sale.

Before Listing Your Home

  • Research professionals – Look for an agent who’s active in your neighborhood. The
    SellMyMetroWest Home team services many areas in the MetroWest such as Milford, Upton, Mendon, Hopedale, and Hopkinton. It’s always important that the real estate agent you work with is active online. 90% of buyers search online during the home buying process, that’s why the SellMyMetroWest Home team has developed a marketing plan that incorporates the use of targeted online marketing.
  • Work around school or employment – If you have school-age children, listing in the late winter or early spring months gives you a better chance of closing escrow and moving before school starts. If a job is prompting you to move, coordinate your self with your relocation and determine if you will be buying or renting in your new community.

After You’ve Hired Your Agent

  • Ask questions – With the SellMyMetroWest Home team, there is no question too small. Ask us what to expect during the sales transaction, and always ask for buyer feedback on what will make your house more marketable.
  • List on a Monday or Tuesday – Listing early in the week builds momentum and allows for a strong open house for the weekend.
  • Rent a storage unit – If you still occupy your home, clear clutter and store away household items you don’t need. Decluttered homes show better.

While It’s On the Market

  • Keep a cleaning service handy – Hire a professional cleaning service to come in while your house in on the market.
  • Discuss sales strategies with your agent – If your home is listed for more than six weeks without an offer, reconsider the price or improvements that will enhance your home and be more attractive to buyers.
  • Be prepared – The housing market may change. Be flexible and open to changes. This will help you sell quicker and eliminate home-selling stress.

 


 

 

Looking to buy or sell a home in the MetroWest area? Real estate agent Robert Brown of RE/MAX Executive Realty services areas such as Hopkinton, Hopedale, Milford, Upton, Mendon, and many more. To learn more about MetroWest real estate agent Robert Brown, please visit the Meet Your Agent page on SellMyMetroWestHome.com

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Multi Family Home For Sale In Milford

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$295,000
Single Family Home
Main Features
4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
2 Units
Interior: 2,130 sqft
Lot: 4,573 sqft
Year Built: 1900
MLS #: 71849718
Location
69 East Main
Milford, MA 01757
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