Karen Scopetski - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Vice President, MA real estate single family

Getting the best price for your residence can be easy, particularly if you allocate the necessary time and resources to become a smart home seller.

What does it take to become a smart home seller? Here are three tips to help you do just that.

1. Analyze the Housing Market Closely

The housing market can be tricky to navigate, especially for a first-time home seller. Fortunately, those who spend some time reviewing the real estate sector closely can identify housing market patterns and trends and plan accordingly.

For example, a home seller should check out the prices of comparable houses in his or her area. This will enable a property seller to understand how his or her home stacks up against the competition.

A home seller also should review the prices of recently sold homes. This will allow a home seller to differentiate between a buyer's market and a seller's market.

2. Take a Look at Your Home – Both Inside and Out

When a homebuyer views your house for the first time, will your residence make a positive first impression? If you're unsure, you may want to conduct a home appraisal as soon as possible.

A home appraisal allows a property inspector to examine your residence both inside and out. That way, you can identify any potential problems with your residence and make home improvements as needed.

There are many quick, simple ways to enhance your property's appearance without breaking your budget too.

For example, mowing the front lawn and trimming the hedges can help you transform an ordinary home exterior into an exceptional one.

Or, if you want to upgrade your house's interior, eliminating clutter usually is a great idea. Removing unwanted items from your house will help you free up space so you can show off the true beauty of your residence's interior.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

No one should be forced to navigate the home selling journey alone. Lucky for you, real estate agents are available who can help you seamlessly add your home to the housing market and optimize your residence's value.

A real estate agent will meet with you to understand your home selling goals. Then, he or she will help you map out a home selling journey, one that guarantees you can generate plenty of interest in your residence as soon as it becomes available.

Usually, a real estate agent will help you get your home ready to add to the real estate market. He or she will offer honest, unbiased home improvement recommendations so you can upgrade your residence in no time at all.

Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent will set up home showings, promote your residence to homebuyers and negotiate with property buyers on your behalf. And if you ever have home selling concerns or questions, a real estate agent will be happy to respond to them instantly.

Take the guesswork out of selling your home – use the aforementioned tips, and you can become a smart home seller.

This Single-Family in Bolton, MA recently sold for $775,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Karen Scopetski - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

75 Spectacle Hill Road, Bolton, MA 01740


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The delightful 4.5-acre Wolf Run Farm offers a rare package of amenities, with something for everyone. Framed by a handsome mahogany front porch, the custom colonial has a legal 2-story inlaw apartment with a separate entrance, fully equipped kitchen and stackable laundry. A hardi-plank-sided 4-year-old detached garage offers housing for vehicles and equipment, while doubling as a barn for your horses: its side aisle has 4 in-and-out matted stalls leading to 3 connected fenced paddocks. There's a playground for dogs, too--they can romp all day in a separate fenced enclosure closer to the house. The heart of the home is a welcoming eat-in country kitchen with posh fixtures, including a center granite island/breakfast bar with a pendant lighting, vegetable sink, crown molding, propane range, and sliders to one of the Trex decks. The finished lower level has a full bath & two large spaces that are perfect for work or study, games, or TV. The central air system was updated in 2017.

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This Single-Family in Northborough, MA recently sold for $352,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Karen Scopetski - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

320 South St, Northborough, MA 01532


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Welcome to 320 South St, Northborough, MA! Looking for a one level home that is near highways, train, shopping, top rated schools, and has a wonderful large rear yard for privacy? When you walk into the front door, you will find a relaxing living room highlighted by hardwood flooring, picture window and a cozy fireplace. Quaint dining room to enjoy your coffee in the morning. Eat-in kitchen with plenty of storage, natural gas for cooking & stainless steel appliances. 3 bedrooms all with hardwoods and a tiled full bath. Lower level has two partially finished rooms which include a family room and possible home office. Low maintenance vinyl siding. Updates to roof, windows, a rear deck for family barbecuing, and a shed for storage. Plenty of off-street parking. Public water and sewer. With in walking distance to Ellsworth McAfee Park!

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If there’s one battle that all homeowners fight, it’s the one to get organized in their spaces. There’s a few actions that you can put into play to help you finally get organized once and for all. Follow the tips below to develop your own plan to get organized. 

Find Your Focus

If you know the areas of your home that drive you crazy, you’ll know where to start to get organized. Does your entryway get cluttered easily? Is it difficult for you to find things in your kitchen? start in these rooms to be on your way to organizational greatness.  

Have A Plan

The first thing that you should do when you’re trying to get your home organized is make a list. This will make your organizing duties much easier if you can see your plan on paper. Decide where you want to start in your home with organization. If you approach your home room by room, the task will be that much less overwhelming for you. Have your priorities set. Which room do you really want to be the first to have some order in it? If you start there, then it will be easier to get moving on the other rooms that need some semblance.   

Declutter And Purge

A big part of organizing is decluttering. To reduce the amount of clutter that you have in your home, you’ll need to get rid of some things. As you go through each room, include a donate pile and a throwaway pile. Old things that you aren’t using can either be repurposed or gently trashed. Try to keep the rule that if you haven’t used the item within a year, it’s time for it to go! Plenty of things that you aren’t using can be put to good use by families in need.    

Set Goals

It’s important to set goals throughout your organizational process. You don’t want your project to be going on for years with no end in sight. Plan a party, for example, and be sure to get the majority, if not all of your organizational tasks done in a timely manner. You can show off your newly straightened out home to friends. Your home will feel like a new place when you can find everything with ease.

Get Your Storage Under Control

Undoubtedly, you’ll have some things that will need to be stored. To make things easier for yourself, label all of your boxes and keep them in convenient places close to where you’ll need them. Anything that is stored in the attic or the basement should be labeled and put away by by category. All of your Christmas decorations should be in one place and labeled, and so on. As a bonus try to get all of the same colored boxes for each purpose if you can.

114 Indian Meadow Dr, Northborough, MA 01532



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Move right in to this beautifully maintained sun filled split level in desirable Indian Meadows neighborhood! Sky-lit living room w/Vaulted ceiling, fireplace & gleaming hardwoods. Cabinet packed eat-in kitchen. Formal dining with hardwood flooring & new Pella slider to private deck. 3 generous size bedrooms. Main bath & Master Bath Renovation. All windows replaced with Pella. New hardwood stairs on interior. Hardwoods refinished. Lovely finished family room & office area w/fireplace, built-in shelving, wet bar, half bath/laundry and French door to private back yard. Title v passed. Central air replaced 2012, exterior painted & skylights replaced 2017. Town water & natural gas. Gorgeous private tree lined level back yard with many perennial gardens throughout yard, fruits trees & a Reeds Ferry shed. 2 car garage with upgraded garage doors. Top rated schools! A commuter's dream - close to Wegmans, Rt. 9, Rt. 20, all major highways & commuter rail. Offers reviewed Thursday February 25th.
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