Kimberly McGrath - Janice Mitchell Real Estate, Inc



Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 2/22/2018

When we’re trying to find a new home and planning for the changes that will come with moving, it can seem daunting to also have to think about how you’re going to sell your old home.

Everyone has their own unique situation that they’ll have to account for when selling. Some people choose to buy a new home and move in before selling their old home. For others, this isn’t always possible and they have to rent or stay with family while they wait to close on their new house.

Regardless of your circumstances, there are a few things you can do to make the process of selling your home easier. In today’s post, we’ll teach you how to do just that.

1. Make a timeline

Undoubtedly, you’re going to have a lot going on in your life when selling your home. To keep yourself on track, work with your real estate agent to establish a timeline for accomplishing everything you need to do.

This will help you avoid feeling rushed when it comes to completing the tasks on your list. Whether that includes cleaning, packing, preparing documents, or popping the champagne bottle after your sale, it always pays to have a schedule.

To make this process even easier, be sure that you and your spouse/family are working on the same schedule so that everyone is on the same page.

2. Pack and store

When you’re showing your home to potential buyers, you don’t want it to be cluttered with your personal belongings. Furthermore, all of those belongings will soon have to be packed and transported anyway.

To save yourself time and to increase the appeal of your home while it’s on the market, pack up your items by room and store them until you’re ready to move.

You can do this by renting a storage unit or just packing things neatly in your basement until you can move.

3. Make minor repairs now

Before ever putting your home on the market, it’s a good idea to do a thorough walkthrough of the home to check for small issues that you either haven’t noticed or have been putting off.

When a potential buyer visits your home, you can be sure that they’ll be looking for signs that the how was well-maintained. This is your chance to prove that you’ve been staying on top of things around the house.

Making these repairs in advance if selling your home will relieve some of the workload and stress you’ll be feeling once you get closer to selling.

4. Be available

This last step can be the hardest, especially if you and your spouse work full-time and have children with obligations like sports.

Your real estate agent will do most of the work for you when it comes to showing and preparing the home. However, it’s vital that you’re available to respond quickly at key times. This means answering any questions your agent has for you, gathering paperwork when it’s needed, and discussing offers when they’re made.


If you can pull of these four steps, you’ll be in good shape to sell your home quickly, ensuring a smooth sale and transition for you and your family. 





Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 2/21/2018

Beautiful top floor unit featuring vaulted ceilings and loft! Open floor plan offers living room with gas fireplace, fully applianced kitchen with breakfast bar and master bedroom option on first floor or second floor loft, both featuring full baths. Other features include gas heat, central air and large storage room and laundry hookups in the unit. Building amenities include underground parking, large furnished dining/entertainment room including tables, couches, fireplace and full kitchen that can be reserved for your private functions, lending library and gym, all this conveniently located near Big Y Shopping Plaza and Holden Center!

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Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 2/21/2018


218 Reservoir St, Holden, MA 01520

Condo

$225,000
Price

4
Rooms
1
Beds
2
Baths
Beautiful top floor unit featuring vaulted ceilings and loft! Open floor plan offers living room with gas fireplace, fully applianced kitchen with breakfast bar and master bedroom option on first floor or second floor loft, both featuring full baths. Other features include gas heat, central air and large storage room and laundry hookups in the unit. Building amenities include underground parking, large furnished dining/entertainment room including tables, couches, fireplace and full kitchen that can be reserved for your private functions, lending library and gym, all this conveniently located near Big Y Shopping Plaza and Holden Center!
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Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 2/20/2018

This Condo in Paxton, MA recently sold for $279,900. This Townhouse,Half-Duplex style home was sold by Kimberly McGrath - Janice Mitchell Real Estate, Inc.


32 Village Road, Paxton, MA 01612

Condo

$279,900
Price
$279,900
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
If you don't enjoy shoveling, come check out this ranch-style duplex in Adult Community (55+)!! This new home includes granite counter tops, 4 season sun room leading to rear deck, and gas fireplace. Open floor plan and skylight allow ample natural light. Laundry hook-ups on main living level. Condo fees include snow removal, lawn maintenance, master insurance and exterior maintenance. Energy efficiency throughout. Plenty of room to finish basement. Appliance allowance. Call now to customize your new home!!

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Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 2/15/2018

"Motivation" could be defined as a positive energy that is applied to the achievement of a desired goal.

You may be wondering whether you, as a home seller, need to be motivated. The short answer is: "Yes! Your attitude and energy level can potentially make a huge difference in the sale of your home!"

In rare instances, the right buyer may show up at just the right time, without much effort on your part. However, when it comes to getting the best price for your house and selling it within the shortest period of time, you don't want to leave things to chance! The stakes are too high and the window of opportunity is too brief to depend on luck. Although there are several variables that are beyond your control -- such as market conditions, location, and time of year -- there are plenty of things you can do to increase the probability of a fast sale.

Choose a proactive real estate agent: The encouraging news is that there are many full-time real estate agents who are personable, focused, and results oriented. They know their business and they recognize the value of positive client relationships. However, all real estate agents are not created equal. Unless you're hiring a real estate agent based on a rock-solid recommendation from a trusted friend or relative, it's always best to interview at least two agents before making your final decision.

The real estate agent you ultimately work with will have a direct impact on many aspects of your home-selling experience, so it pays to choose carefully. Although a good rapport does go a long way toward a successful working relationship with an agent, it's vital to find one who's experienced, knowledgeable, and successful. Success is important because if they don't have a proven record of selling houses in your area -- especially ones in your price range -- then how can you be sure they'll market your home effectively?

Always put your best foot forward: One crucial thing house sellers do have control over is making a good impression. You rarely get a second chance to make a great first impression, so it's well worth your while to prioritize things like curb appeal, cleanliness, and home staging.

If there's anything about the appearance or functionality of your home that concerns you, you can be sure prospective buyers are also going to notice it. An experienced real estate agent will have a good sense of effective home staging, what might put off buyers, and how you can cost-effectively remedy problems.

Half the battle usually involves thoroughly cleaning your house, applying a fresh coat of neutral-colored paint where needed, and getting rid of clutter in and around all surfaces, including floors, countertops, walls, and storage areas. Although every situation is different, when it comes to furniture arrangement and room décor, "less is (usually) more!"