Kathy Portway - SUCCESS! Real Estate



Posted by Kathy Portway on 4/23/2018

A garage sale represents a great opportunity for a home seller. This event enables you to eliminate clutter from your home as well as earn extra cash that you may be able to put toward your future residence. As such, a garage sale should not be taken lightly, and you should do everything you can to prep for this event. So what does it take to host a successful garage sale? Here are three tips that you need to know: 1. Make Your Garage Sale a Family-Friendly Event. It's tough to put together a garage sale on your own. However, you may be able to enlist family members and friends to help you transform an ordinary garage sale into an instant success. Family members and friends can help you organize the items you'd like to sell, offer assistance to shoppers who may be interested in various items and ensure you're able to clean up after your garage sale is complete. Of course, you should offer incentives to encourage family members and friends to help you with your garage sale, too. Whether it's hosting a barbecue in conjunction with your event or offering each helper a share of your garage sale profits, it's important to show your family members and friends that you appreciate their hard work and dedication as they work toward making your garage sale a success. 2. Avoid the Dangers of Overpricing. As a home seller, the goal of your garage sale should be to get rid of any excess items in your house. Thus, you need to avoid the dangers associated with overpricing, because asking too much for numerous items will do little to generate interest among shoppers. Try to be flexible about pricing during your garage sale. Typically, shoppers may ask to negotiate a price on an item, and you should be willing to reconsider your initial price if necessary. A successful negotiation will result in a win-win situation in which both you and the shopper are happy with the results. And with a flexible approach to pricing, you should have no trouble getting rid of a wide range of items at your garage sale and earning substantial profits along the way, too. 3. Don't Forget About the Importance of Customer Service. A customer-oriented approach is paramount throughout your garage sale, and it may enable you to maximize your sales during the event as well. If a shopper has a question, try to respond immediately. Or, if a shopper is ready to check out, provide service with a smile. A friendly, positive attitude can make a world of difference during a garage sale. Therefore, you should remain courteous and approachable during your event and be ready to assist shoppers in any way you can. Hosting a garage sale may seem like a major challenge, particularly for home sellers who lack extensive time and resources. But with the aforementioned tips, you can get organized and make the most of your garage sale.





Posted by Kathy Portway on 4/19/2018


20 Alder Rd, Norton, MA 02766

Single-Family

$399,900
Price

12
Rooms
6
Beds
3
Baths
This beautiful 6 bedroom home has ALL the space you will need both inside and out. Curb appeal on full effect with quaint, white,picket fence and walkway. Grab your porch swing and rockers because this porch is the perfect place to be morning, noon and night! First floor has lovely laminate flooring throughout. Great flow between living room, dining room and bright kitchen complete with plenty of cabinetry, new granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. First floor master bedroom has an 8 foot slider to the back yard, plenty of closet space and Master bath. Go upstairs and you will find 3 more spacious bedrooms with newer carpeting. Second living quarters is perfect for guests or teenagers complete with open living- kitchen area, full bath, bedroom and an office. An expansive fenced in back yard with deck, patio, shed and garden area is perfect for those summer days. New roof! New windows!Two car garage! Conveniently located. Not much to do but move in. Call today.
Open House
Sunday
April 22 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Open House Sunday! Send your Buyers!
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Location: 20 Alder Rd, Norton, MA 02766    Get Directions

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Posted by Kathy Portway on 4/16/2018

A home showing will help you gain the insights you need to make an informed decision about a house purchase. At the same time, you may have many concerns about whether a residence is right for you, even after you complete a home showing.

Ultimately, there are many questions to consider after you finish a house showing to ensure you can make the right choice about a residence, and these include:

1. How did I feel as I walked through a home?

Oftentimes, homebuyers try to envision what life may be like if they purchase a residence. As these buyers walk through a house during a showing, it sometimes can be simple to imagine the possibilities if you buy this residence. On the other hand, it may be tough to envision a future in a particular home if a house fails to match or exceed your expectations.

Think about how you felt as you explored each room in a house during a showing. If you left a home showing with a good feeling about a residence, it may be beneficial to submit an offer or set up a follow-up showing. Conversely, if a home showing left you feeling uncomfortable with a residence, you may want to continue your search for your dream house.

2. Are there any major issues with a home?

Generally, it is a good idea to ask lots of questions about a house during a showing. This will enable you to learn about the condition of a home and determine whether major repairs are necessary.

A home in need of significant upgrades offers opportunities for homebuyers who are looking for a "fixer-upper" house. In fact, if you submit an offer on a fixer-upper home, you may be able to perform assorted repairs to enhance a house's condition and value.

Comparatively, if you are unwilling to perform substantial home upgrades, there is no need to worry. You can always forego submitting an offer on a house after a showing, and by doing so, continue your pursuit for your ideal home.

3. Is a home a viable long-term investment?

As a homebuyer, it is important to find a house that will serve you well both now and in the future. Because if you fail to do so, you risk purchasing a house that will only decline in value in the years to come.

If you feel that a home is a viable long-term investment following a showing, you may want to submit an offer to acquire this residence. Then, if a seller accepts your offer, you can conduct a home inspection and move forward in the homebuying process.

Lastly, as you consider what to do after a home showing, you may want to collaborate with a real estate agent. This housing market professional can help you evaluate the pros and cons of submitting an offer on a particular residence. Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent will offer expert tips to ensure you can find your dream residence in no time at all.




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Posted by Kathy Portway on 4/12/2018

This Single-Family in Norton, MA recently sold for $329,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Kathy Portway - SUCCESS! Real Estate.


44 South Worcester St, Norton, MA 02766

Single-Family

$319,900
Price
$329,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
This picturesque 3 bedroom ranch style home has been meticulously maintained inside and out. Sunshine radiates through out the spacious fire-placed living room opening through to ceramic-tiled eat in kitchen with plenty of cabinetry, lots of counter space, lovely backsplash and stainless steel appliances. The bathroom has been recently updated. The addition is an amazing space with gleaming hardwood flooring, large windows, skylights and French doors leading to a newer, oversize, back deck offering expansive views of a beautiful backyard and golf course. It's a wonderful space for relaxing or entertaining! Lower level is prepped and waiting for your personal finishing touches. Furnace and septic are only 6 years old. Fenced in yard is perfect for children or pets to run free and play. Fire pit is great for those cool summer nights. This home is conveniently located to schools, highways and shopping. Nothing to do here but move in and enjoy. OFFERS DUE SUNDAY AT 5:00PM!

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Posted by Kathy Portway on 4/12/2018


20 Alder Rd, Norton, MA 02766

Single-Family

$399,900
Price

12
Rooms
6
Beds
3
Baths
This beautiful 5 bedroom home has ALL the space you will need both inside and out. Curb appeal on full effect with quaint, white,picket fence and walkway. Grab your porch swing and rockers because this porch is the perfect place to be morning, noon and night! First floor has lovely laminate flooring throughout. Great flow between living room, dining room and bright kitchen complete with plenty of cabinetry, new granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. First floor master bedroom has an 8 foot slider to the back yard, plenty of closet space and Master bath. Go upstairs and you will find 3 more spacious bedrooms with newer carpeting. Second living quarters is perfect for guests or teenagers complete with open living- kitchen area, full bath, bedroom and an office. An expansive fenced in back yard with deck, patio, shed and garden area is perfect for those summer days. New roof! New windows!Two car garage! Conveniently located. Not much to do but move in. Call today.
Open House
Sunday
April 15 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 20 Alder Rd, Norton, MA 02766    Get Directions

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