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Posted by Annie Hart Cool on 8/21/2019

Looking to add your home to the real estate market? Ultimately, you'll want to do everything you can to maximize the value of your residence.

For home sellers, getting the best price for a residence may seem virtually impossible at times. Fortunately, we're here to help you plan ahead so you can get the best price for your house as soon as it hits the market.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you optimize the value of your residence, regardless of the current real estate market's conditions.

1. Examine the Housing Market

When it comes to the real estate market, it is important to understand how your residence stacks up against the competition.

Collect housing market data to learn about the real estate sector. Then, you can establish a "competitive" price for your home and boost your chances of a quick home sale.

Typically, home sellers should look at the prices of currently available residences in their cities and towns. This will enable home sellers to understand the local real estate market and establish a price range for houses that are similar to their own.

Don't forget to review the prices of recently sold houses as well. With this housing market data in hand, home sellers can find out whether they are about to enter a seller's or buyer's market.

2. Complete a Home Appraisal

Let's face it – what your home is worth today is unlikely to match what you initially paid for your residence. If you have completed a wide range of home upgrades over the years, the value of your residence may have increased. Or, if you failed to maintain your house's interior and exterior, your residence's value may have fallen.

A home appraisal will enable you to learn about your house's strengths and weaknesses. This assessment is performed by a professional property inspector who will take a close look at your house's interior and exterior. After the assessment is finished, the property inspector will provide you with a report that can help you price your house appropriately.

If you want to boost your home's value after a home appraisal, you can always complete various home interior and exterior improvement projects. That way, you can enhance your house both inside and out and move closer to maximizing the value of your home.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a difference-maker for home sellers, and for good reason. This housing market professional will do everything possible to help you prep your house and ensure you can receive the best price for it – without exception.

Usually, a real estate agent will set up home showings and open houses, negotiate with homebuyers on your behalf and much more. He or she will even provide honest, unbiased home selling recommendations to ensure you can streamline the home selling journey.

Don't leave anything to chance as you get ready to add your house to the real estate market. Use these tips, and you should have no trouble getting the best price for your house.





Posted by Annie Hart Cool on 8/16/2019

This Single-Family in Sandwich, MA recently sold for $688,000. This Gambrel style home was sold by Annie Hart Cool - Sotheby's International Realty ®.


28 Marshview Circle, Sandwich, MA 02537

East Sandwich

Single-Family

$749,000
Price
$688,000
Sale Price

10
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
This custom built home is situated on the lot to capture impressive views over the marsh to the Bay. The property has been lovingly maintained with 3,134s.f. of well-planned living space. The large great room is the perfect spot to enjoy all season; whether entertaining on the back deck or warming up by the fireplace. The first level is rounded out with a sun room, den, living and formal dining room, a large kitchen with a full bath and access to the two-car garage. A second floor master with full bath, walk-in and cedar closets, with an outdoor deck also displays beautiful views over the marsh. A bonus room on the third floor is awaiting your personal finishes! Enjoy kayaking on the creek, wonderful sunrises, close proximity to East Sandwich Beach, Sandy Neck, and all Sandwich has to offer with an ideal location off scenic Route 6A. This property truly has all of the potential to be your Cape dream home!

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Posted by Annie Hart Cool on 8/16/2019

This Single-Family in Falmouth, MA recently sold for $550,000. This Cape,Contemporary style home was sold by Annie Hart Cool - Sotheby's International Realty ®.


52 Country Club Lane, Falmouth, MA 02536

East Falmouth

Single-Family

$549,000
Price
$550,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
Classic expansive Cape located in a quiet neighborhood. Traditional in layout yet functional for the modern homeowner, this 3 bedroom 3 bath home is in move-in ready condition. Two front sitting rooms flank a center staircase and lead to an open concept dining room and kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and center-island. A large family room with gas fireplace and access to the back deck and private yard is the perfect complement to the first level living space. Two guest rooms with full shared bath and master en suite with laundry are located on the second floor. The finished room above the two-car garage has its own entrance off the mud room and would be a great entertainment room. The neighborhood is centrally located and the lot abuts a large greenbelt for plenty of privacy.

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Posted by Annie Hart Cool on 8/16/2019

This Single-Family in Falmouth, MA recently sold for $327,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Annie Hart Cool - Sotheby's International Realty ®.


201 Plum Hollow Rd, Falmouth, MA 02536

Single-Family

$339,000
Price
$327,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Move in ready, 3 bedroom Ranch, hardwood floors throughout, fireplaced livingroom. Nicely landscaped. all set to go Private deck out back for relaxing or entertaining, paved driveway. three seasons porch.

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Posted by Annie Hart Cool on 8/14/2019

The last chore you want is to clean the bathroom. With a busy family, it’s difficult to even get in the bathroom let alone give it more than a once over. But, every so often, you need to set aside time to give your bathroom a deeper clean. It will improve the function of your fixtures, increase the life of your plumbing, and when you’re all done you can take that spa-like bath and know you’re in a pure environment.

Toilet tank

You may clean out the toilet bowl frequently, but how often do you clean out the tank? Depending on where you live and your incoming water, that tank may house anything from bacterium to moss and a few things in between. To add insult to injury, sometimes those stains in your bowl actually come from the tank. Try this first: Add a cup of distilled white vinegar to your tank. Let it sit for a while to loosen crusted on hard-water deposits. If necessary, use a clean toilet brush to brush the vinegar and water mixture up the sides of the tank too. When you’ve gotten the crusty stuff off, flush your toilet several times to remove all the vinegar residue.

If your tank still has stains, add some oxygen-based bleach to the tank and stir it up. Let it sit overnight, if possible so that it can work on those stains.

Tile hacks

Periodically, your tile and grout need some extra lovin’. If you use a tub and tile cleaner, leave it on a little longer one day and then wipe it all down and reseal your grout. If you prefer less harsh methods, make a paste with oxygen bleach or use hydrogen-peroxide and put is on the grout to whiten it before using the sealant. One other natural product option is a mixture of vinegar and baking soda. Make a paste and use a toothbrush to scrub into fine grout or a cleaning brush for wider grout.

Mirror, mirror

Get your mirrors squeaky clean with a solution of water, isopropyl alcohol, ammonia, and dish soap. Spray the solution on your mirrors and glass shower doors and enclosures and rub with a paper towel or microfiber cloth for a streak-free reflection.

Faucet funk

If your faucet sprays out the side or in a strange pattern, you probably have hard water nuggets built up in the aerator. Your faucet aerator helps reduce waste and makes your water flow more efficient, so when it gets plugged up with hard water deposits, you need to clean it out. In very hard-water locations, do this every couple of months. Unscrew the aerator from the end of the faucet. If you do it frequently, it should come off quickly. If it’s stuck on, use an adjustable wrench or pliers, but wrap a washcloth around the aerator first so that you do not mar the surface. Soak the aerator screen in a solution of water and vinegar to dissolve the deposits, then brush them away with a soft toothbrush. Take care not to damage the screen.

Taking care of your home maintains its value and improves your chances of selling it for a higher amount. If you have questions about which maintenance projects to tackle before you put your home on the market, seek the advice of your real estate professional.




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