Kick Off a Successful Home Selling Journey

Let’s face it – the thought of entering the home selling market can be stressful, even if you don’t plan to put your house on the market for several weeks or months. However, there are many simple ways to ensure you can enjoy a fun, exciting and successful home selling journey.

Now, let’s take a look at three tips that you can use to kick off an unforgettable home selling journey.

1. Examine Your Home’s Interior and Exterior

How will a potential homebuyer view your residence when he or she sees it for the first time? This is a question that you’ll want to consider closely, as a homebuyer’s first impression of your residence may dictate whether he or she moves forward with an offer.

Take a close look at your house’s interior and exterior from a homebuyer’s perspective. If home improvements are necessary, now may be the ideal time to complete these tasks. That way, you can enhance your house’s interior and exterior before you add your residence to the real estate market.

Also, a home appraisal may help you identify problem areas with your residence. This appraisal enables a property inspector to examine your residence from top to bottom and can help you better understand your house’s strengths and weaknesses.

2. Declutter Your Residence

Unfortunately, clutter can accumulate in a home over an extended period of time. But if you start decluttering your home today, you may be able to avoid the stress of cleaning out your residence as you get closer to adding your home to the housing market.

To declutter effectively, consider items that you need to keep and store them safely. Then, take the items that you no longer require and consider all of your options to get rid of them quickly and safely.

In many instances, you can sell excess items or donate them to charity. Or, you can always offer these items to family members and friends as well.

3. Meet with a Real Estate Agent

What does it take to get your house ready for the real estate market? Meet with a real estate agent, and you can learn everything you’ll need to know about selling a house.

A real estate agent understands the ins and outs of the real estate market. As such, he or she can answer any questions that you may have about the home selling journey and help you plan accordingly.

In addition, after you list your residence, your real estate agent will streamline the home selling cycle. This housing market professional will set up home showings and open houses, promote your residence to large groups of potential buyers and much more. By doing so, your real estate agent will do everything possible to help you maximize the value of your residence.

When it comes to getting ready to sell your home, there is no need to worry. Instead, use the aforementioned tips, and you’ll be able to enjoy a memorable home selling journey.

Open house on 4/23/2017 at 9 Valley View Dr Grafton, MA 01536


Date: 04/23/2017 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  
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Classic Colonial located in North Grafton Ridge, one of Grafton’s premier neighborhoods, situated on top of a knoll offering stunning views & private backyard. The interior features an abundance of upgrades & architectural details, from custom trim, 9′ foot ceilings, upgraded Maple kitchen w/ center island & designer lighting to a cathedral ceiling w/ skylights, 2 story foyer, balcony & dual staircases. The kitchen opens to the large fireside family room w/ access to the private office w/ French doors. Step down to your custom finished media room featuring a 70′ TV, wired for surround sound & staged seating. The expansive master bedroom suite features a sitting room & 20’x10′ walk-in closet w/ built-ins. The large master bathroom has his & her sinks, a jetted tub & separate tile shower. An additional 3 lg bedrooms, one w/ a private bath & the other two w/ a Jack & Jill bath. Great opportunity to live in a beautiful neighborhood, access highly ranked schools & convenient commuter access

Single-Family – 9 Valley View Dr Grafton, MA 01536 is now new to the market!

Classic Colonial located in North Grafton Ridge, one of Grafton’s premier neighborhoods, situated on top of a knoll offering stunning views & private backyard. The interior features an abundance of upgrades & architectural details, from custom trim, 9′ foot ceilings, upgraded Maple kitchen w/ center island & designer lighting to a cathedral ceiling w/ skylights, 2 story foyer, balcony & dual staircases. The kitchen opens to the large fireside family room w/ access to the private office w/ French doors. Step down to your custom finished media room featuring a 70’ TV, wired for surround sound & staged seating. The expansive master bedroom suite features a sitting room & 20’x10’ walk-in closet w/ built-ins. The large master bathroom has his & her sinks, a jetted tub & separate tile shower. An additional 3 lg bedrooms, one w/ a private bath & the other two w/ a Jack & Jill bath. Great opportunity to live in a beautiful neighborhood, access highly ranked schools & convenient commuter access

This is a Colonial style home and features 10 total rooms, 4 full baths, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 1.82 Acres, and is currently available for $685,000.

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Lighting Tips For Homeowners

Choosing the right lighting for your home not only enhances it visually, but can also make it a safer and more secure place to live.

While an interior decorator or electrician can offer you additional suggestions about upgrading your home’s lighting efficiency and appearance, here are a few helpful lighting tips and ideas to consider.

  • Dimmer switches can be a highly desirable feature to include in most rooms in your house. You only use them on an as-needed basis, and they’re great for reducing eye strain, creating a more relaxing environment, and conserving electricity. Although dimmer switches are relatively easy to install, hiring a reasonably priced electrician is good insurance against getting an electrical shock or doing it incorrectly.
  • Flood lights strategically placed in different areas of your property can help keep away trespassers, burglars, and vandals. Motion-activated security lights are especially effective at deterring crime and sending intruders on their way. While lighting alone does not comprise a fail-proof home security system, it is one of several methods that, when used together, can keep your home, property, and family safe.
  • Adequate outside lighting helps prevent family members and visitors from falling, tripping, and getting injured on your property when approaching your home at night. This is especially important for those who are elderly or vision impaired.
  • Outdoor lighting can also be effectively used for decorative purposes on porches, patios, backyard decks, and walkways.

Light Bulb Facts

If you’re wondering why old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs are becoming harder to find on store shelves, it’s because of two things:

  1. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007: It was enacted to for several reasons, including eliminating wasteful energy products from the market, helping the United States become more energy independent, and reducing harmful emissions from coal-fired power plants. Although some consumers prefer the old-fashioned incandescent light bulb, it’s interesting to know that they’re only 10% efficient. What that means, says the EPA, is that 90% of the electricity it uses is lost to heat.
  2. Consumers want to save money on energy consumption. Here’s what the EPA says on the subject: “Because lighting accounts for approximately 12% of the average household’s energy bill, more efficient options will help consumers save money on their utility bills.”

Those more efficient options include compact fluorescent lights (CFL), light emitting diode bulbs (LED), and halogen bulbs. Although energy efficient lights can be somewhat more expensive initially, they last longer and typically use about 25%-80% less energy than traditional incandescent light bulbs. That’s the word from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Based on figures from the EPA, consumers can also save money by using Energy Star-qualified LED bulbs, which use at least 75 percent less energy and last 15 times longer than incandescent bulbs.

With its economical features and versatile uses in and around the house, there are a lot of benefits to be had from choosing the right lighting.