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Posted by Kathy Portway on 3/18/2019

Getting your home ready to sell entails quite a lot. Staging, taking photos, stocking the toiletries, and--in the case of an open house--entertaining guests. You want the visitors to your home to feel welcome and like they could live there someday.

To achieve this it takes planning and an eye for what really ďworksĒ in your home. To do this youíll have to let go of everything youíve made your home into and turn it into a blank slate where others can imagine it fitting their personal taste.

In this article, weíre going to give you some tips on preparing your home for an open house or showing to leave the best possible impression on your visitors.

Remove yourself from the picture

It might be sad to take down your family photos and personal effects, but imagine yourself in a visitorís shoes. When you enter a home youíre thinking of buying, you donít want to be distracted by what the previous family did with the home. Rather, you want to look forward and imagine your own family making a life there.

Declutter

Even the most minimalistic of homeowners tend to accumulate a lot of stuff over the years. However, walking into a home filled with items is distracting from the features of the home. You want to draw peopleís eyes toward the best characteristics of your home--whether thatís spaciousness or architectural features.

We suggest packing your belongings by room and renting out a storage facility while you wait to move into your new place.

Stage appropriately

Working with someone to stage your home is a guaranteed way to make sure your house looks welcoming for your guests and photos. However, if you plan on doing the staging yourself take a look at some similarly styled homes online to find out what looks good in their photos. When we furnish our homes, we do it based on our personal taste, comfort, and utility. Staged homes are about aesthetics and atmosphere.

Once youíve finished staging, itís time to clean up after yourself. Wipe down surfaces, polish wood, and clean the windows.

Donít neglect the exterior

The outside of your home is as important as the inside. It will be visitorís first impression when they arrive at your driveway. To prepare, make sure your siding and windows are clear of dirt, the lawn mowed, the gutters cleaned, and the doors freshly painted, if necessary. Sweep the driveway and remove any yard tools from sight.

Welcoming guests

Your real estate agent knows how to run an effective open house. However, here are a few key things to remember on the day your guests will arrive.

First, light a candle and use air fresheners where necessary. A neutral smell is the best option, but an air freshener is better than a bad one if there are parts of your home that are prone to bad smells.

Next, make sure the bathrooms are stocked with toilet paper, tissues, and clean towels. If yours are getting old, it could be a good time to replace hand towels altogether.

Finally, welcome your guests with a new welcome mat at the front door to make a great first impression.





Posted by Kathy Portway on 3/17/2019

This updated 3 bedroom, 2 full bath Raised Ranch style home has ALL the upgrades to meet your needs. Main floor open concept is sure to WOW with fresh paint and lovely laminate flooring. The kitchen has timeless white cabinetry, granite counters, an island, stainless steel appliances, dining area and a cathedral ceiling. Next to the kitchen is a great size living room, perfect for entertaining. Three spacious bedrooms have plenty of closet space. The beautiful large walk-out finished lower level is where you'll spend most of your time with family and friends. Gas heat, central air, fenced-in yard, dead-end street, town water and sewer are added bonuses to this wonderful home. This home is conveniently located to Routes 140, 495 and 123. Nothing to do but call the movers!

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Posted by Kathy Portway on 3/17/2019


11 Laurel Road, Norton, MA 02766

Single-Family

$324,900
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
This updated 3 bedroom, 2 full bath Raised Ranch style home has ALL the upgrades to meet your needs. Main floor open concept is sure to WOW with fresh paint and lovely laminate flooring. The kitchen has timeless white cabinetry, granite counters, an island, stainless steel appliances, dining area and a cathedral ceiling. Next to the kitchen is a great size living room, perfect for entertaining. Three spacious bedrooms have plenty of closet space. The beautiful large walk-out finished lower level is where you'll spend most of your time with family and friends. Gas heat, central air, fenced-in yard, dead-end street, town water and sewer are added bonuses to this wonderful home. This home is conveniently located to Routes 140, 495 and 123. Nothing to do but call the movers!
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Posted by Kathy Portway on 3/16/2019

Desirable Moose Hill area offers this amazing 3 bedroom property that exudes an off the beaten path tranquility. Sitting on a registered scenic road the home is set back and surrounded by nature. Large windows throughout the property allows for plenty of natural light. Living room is full of warmth with its marble encased fireplace and beautiful hardwood floors. If you are looking for a kitchen with character this one defines rustic from its wood cabinetry, tiled floors, granite counter tops, sub zero refrigerator and a stunning view of the property from the over sized windows. Two car detached garage has amazing potential with space above PERFECT for an office, art studio, or gym - you choose. Don't be fooled this property is ALSO conveniently located - walking distance to center of Town and train. Minutes to shopping and highway. It won't last so call NOW.

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Posted by Kathy Portway on 3/16/2019


105 Moose Hill Parkway, Sharon, MA 02067

Single-Family

$664,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Desirable Moose Hill area offers this amazing 3 bedroom property that exudes an off the beaten path tranquility. Sitting on a registered scenic road the home is set back and surrounded by nature. Large windows throughout the property allows for plenty of natural light. Living room is full of warmth with its marble encased fireplace and beautiful hardwood floors. If you are looking for a kitchen with character this one defines rustic from its wood cabinetry, tiled floors, granite counter tops, sub zero refrigerator and a stunning view of the property from the over sized windows. Two car detached garage has amazing potential with space above PERFECT for an office, art studio, or gym - you choose. Don't be fooled this property is ALSO conveniently located - walking distance to center of Town and train. Minutes to shopping and highway. It won't last so call NOW.
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