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Posted by Bo Lee on 12/8/2019

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When it comes to selling a home, presentation is key. A well-staged home highlights the best features while leaving plenty of room for imagination in the minds of home buyers. Here are a few tried and true home staging tips to help your home steal the show and bring in the best offers.

Make an Exquisite Entrance

It's hard not to judge a book by its cover, and the outside of your home can make or break a buyer's interest. Make sure the lawn is kempt and walkways clear of leaves and debris. Surfaces should be clean and look like new. Trim hedges and tree branches. Add colorful flowers and/or subtle outdoor lighting to drive home the inviting feel.

Prioritize the Important Areas

You don't need to spruce up every nook and cranny of your home. Focus on the heaviest hitters - the kitchen, living room, and master bedroom - first. If a buyer is on the fence about purchasing, a fancy guest bedroom won't make a difference, but a dazzling kitchen might.

Add a Touch of Nature

Nothing breathes life into a home like a few eye-catching plants. Whether it's a large floor plant or a few small flower pots, it's important to give each plant plenty of space to stand out and accentuate the area. For example, a vase of vibrant lilies can liven up a dining room, while a tall snake plant can add charm to a living room. If you're short on time, faux plants can do the trick as well.

Make It Neat and Neutral

Rearrange items to maximize walking space. Each piece of furniture should add charm or function to the room. Stick to subtle colors and stow away personal items such as photos, ornaments, posters, and collectibles. While it can be tempting to get creative, try to keep the tone as neutral as possible. The goal is to highlight the potential of each area and leave the rest to the buyer's imagination.

Wood Is Good

Quality hardwood floors are a huge selling point. Yet, many sellers make the mistake of burying them under carpets and rugs. Even if your hardwood floors have seen better days, it's worth it to fix them up and show them off.

Let in the Light

Without proper lighting, all of your cleaning, repairing, and redesigning will be for naught. Part the curtains and raise the blinds to let daylight highlight all your home has to offer. If it's still too dark, consider swapping your window treatments for something lighter and airier, or simply remove them. In addition to daylight, you'll want to turn on overhead, floor, and table lighting when visitors arrive. 

These are just a few tips to help you make a great impression on prospective buyers. Of course, you can modify these tips depending on the size and layout of your home. Want to talk more expert tips on staging and outstanding open house? Contact me, and we'll find the right fit for your home staging needs.




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Posted by Bo Lee on 10/13/2019

Attending an open house should be a fun, exciting experience. An open house enables you to view a residence and determine whether a home is right for you. As such, if you know what to expect from an open house, you can plan ahead and maximize the value of this event.

Preparing for an open house can be simple. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready to attend an open house.

1. Review a Home Listing

A home listing enables you to learn about a house's age, condition and other factors. Thus, you'll want to review a home listing closely to ensure it is worth your time to visit an open house.

If a home listing grabs your attention, it may be beneficial to attend an open house. That way, you can get an up-close look at a residence.

On the other hand, if a home listing fails to garner your interest, you may want to consider other residences. Because if you attend an open house for a residence that falls short of your expectations, you risk wasting precious time and resources.

2. Put Together a List of Questions

When it comes to preparing for an open house, it often helps to put together a list of questions about a residence. By doing so, you can ask pertinent questions about a home and gain the insights you need to decide whether to submit an offer.

There is no such thing as a "bad" question to ask during an open house. Therefore, you should be unafraid to ask any questions about a house when you attend this event.

Remember, the more information that you have about a home, the more likely it becomes that you can make the best-possible decision about a residence. If you ask plenty of questions during an open house, you can obtain home insights that you otherwise may struggle to receive elsewhere.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

An open house may prove to be a daunting experience, particularly for those who are pursuing a home for the first time. Luckily, real estate agents are available who can help you plan ahead for any open house, at any time.

With an expert real estate agent at your side, you can get the support you need to succeed during the homebuying journey. In fact, this housing market professional will learn about your homebuying goals and ensure you can accomplish them in no time at all.

Typically, a real estate agent will keep you informed about open houses in your city or town. This housing market professional is happy to attend open houses with you and offer homebuying insights and recommendations as well.

If you want to get the most out of the homebuying journey, it pays to hire an expert real estate agent. Reach out to a local real estate agent today, and you can hire a housing market professional to guide you along the homebuying journey.




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Posted by Bo Lee on 9/15/2019

Hosting an open house is a key milestone for a home seller. If an open house proves to be successful, it may be only a matter of time before a seller receives multiple offers on his or her residence. Comparatively, if a home fails to impress during an open house, a seller may need to consider new ways to stir up interest in his or her residence.

Ultimately, it helps to plan ahead for an open house as much as possible. Lucky for you, we're here to help you get ready for any open house, at any time.

Let's take a look at three tips to help you prepare for an open house.

1. Perform Home Interior Cleaning

A pristine home interior can make a world of difference to potential homebuyers. Thus, you should allocate time and resources to clean your home's interior from top to bottom prior to an open house.

Mop the floors, wipe down ceilings and walls and perform other home interior cleaning to ensure that your house will dazzle as soon as a buyer walks through the front door. That way, you can increase the likelihood that your residence will make a positive first impression on buyers.

2. Enhance Your House's Exterior

Your home's curb appeal may make or break your open house. Because if your home has a messy, cluttered front lawn, your residence is unlikely to impress potential buyers when they see your house for the first time.

When it comes to improving your home's exterior, even minor upgrades can have far-flung effects.

Mowing the front lawn and trimming the hedges can help you show off your house's exterior. And if you need assistance with home exterior improvements, you can always hire a professional home landscaping company to help you out too.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

Preparing for an open house can be challenging, particularly for a seller who is worried about the current state of his or her residence. Fortunately, real estate agents are available who can help you get ready for an open house.

A real estate agent is happy to help you sell your home in any housing market. He or she will schedule an open house at your convenience. And in the weeks and days leading up to an open house, a real estate agent will offer expert tips to help you prepare for this event.

Furthermore, a real estate agent will provide plenty of guidance at each stage of the home selling journey. He or she will help you promote your residence to the right groups of potential buyers and review any offers on your house. Plus, if you ever have questions about selling your home, a real estate agent can instantly respond to these queries.

If you want to achieve the best-possible results during an open house, it generally is a good idea to work with a real estate agent. Contact a local real estate agent today, and you can receive comprehensive support as you navigate the home selling journey.





Posted by Bo Lee on 4/4/2019


34 Lantern Way, Ashland, MA 01721

Condo

$545,000
Price

7
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
MOVE RIGHT INTO this BEAUTIFUL home at The Lanterns at Warren Woods! Reap the benefits of this RESALE that includes MANY UPGRADED FEATURES! Nearly $47k in upgrades were added to this home! The homeowner has ALSO added valuable items in this tastefully decorated home, including: Lighting Fixtures in the Foyer, Kitchen, Dining Rm & all 3 Bathrms, neutral but elegant Built-in Window Treatments throughout, and carefully chosen Hardware & Mirrors for all the Bathrooms. A Bright Warm Open Floor Plan is perfect for entertaining guests. Simple, Clean and Inviting Kitchen with Beautiful Earth-tone White Cabinetry, Classic Off-white Subway Tile Backsplash, that all ties together with the neutral tones of the Ceasarstone countertops AND upgraded GE Profile Stainless Steel Appliances. This home is situated on a wonderful corner lot where you can enjoy the added openness and landscaping surrounding the home. A MUST SEE TO GET THE TRUE FEELING OF THIS LOVELY HOME. 55+Community w/CLUBHOUSE + POOL!
Open House
Saturday
April 06 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
BEAUTIFUL HOME at The Lanterns at Warren Woods! There are no For Sale signs or Open House signs allowed. Enter onto Lantern Way, 4th side street on the left with a green sign that says "Lantern Way 32-42 Even". Look for the purple balloons!
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Posted by Bo Lee on 3/7/2019


24 Oxbow Road, Framingham, MA 01701

Condo

$595,000
Price

7
Rooms
2
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to this Family Friendly neighborhood comprised of single family homes in a condo-style community. SOPHISTICATED WOODWORK, WAINSCOTING & BUILT-INS add warmth + character to this lovely home. LARGE WINDOWS shine plenty of natural light + brightness to the well designed spaces. RICH WOOD FLRS ON BOTH the 1st & 2nd living levels add to the inviting atmosphere. HIGH CEILINGS & an OPEN FLOOR PLAN between the Great Rm, Dining Area & Kitchen allows for Great Entertaining! In the warmer months, entertaining may be extended to an OUTDOOR PATIO. Convenience of a Half Bath + 2Car Garage finishes this main level. Step into another gathering place in the LOFT AREA that connects to A Full Bath, spacious 2nd Bedrm, Laundry Rm & Master Bedrm Suite. THE FINISHED BASEMENT includes a comfortable PlayRm + 3RD FULL BATH! LOCATION is key! Convenient to many restaurants + shopping in Framingham, Wayland & Natick. A short ride to the Mass Pike + Rt.9 makes this home an all around perfect place to be!
Open House
Saturday
March 09 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
1ST OPEN HOUSE ON SATURDAY! Can't wait til your Buyers see this beautiful home! If you can't joint them- just have them sign you in!
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