Posted by Marianne Avila on 10/15/2017

Let's face it the thought of entering the home selling market can be stressful, even if you don't plan to put your house on the market for several weeks or months. However, there are many simple ways to ensure you can enjoy a fun, exciting and successful home selling journey.

Now, let's take a look at three tips that you can use to kick off an unforgettable home selling journey.

1. Examine Your Home's Interior and Exterior

How will a potential homebuyer view your residence when he or she sees it for the first time? This is a question that you'll want to consider closely, as a homebuyer's first impression of your residence may dictate whether he or she moves forward with an offer.

Take a close look at your house's interior and exterior from a homebuyer's perspective. If home improvements are necessary, now may be the ideal time to complete these tasks. That way, you can enhance your house's interior and exterior before you add your residence to the real estate market.

Also, a home appraisal may help you identify problem areas with your residence. This appraisal enables a property inspector to examine your residence from top to bottom and can help you better understand your house's strengths and weaknesses.

2. Declutter Your Residence

Unfortunately, clutter can accumulate in a home over an extended period of time. But if you start decluttering your home today, you may be able to avoid the stress of cleaning out your residence as you get closer to adding your home to the housing market.

To declutter effectively, consider items that you need to keep and store them safely. Then, take the items that you no longer require and consider all of your options to get rid of them quickly and safely.

In many instances, you can sell excess items or donate them to charity. Or, you can always offer these items to family members and friends as well.

3. Meet with a Real Estate Agent

What does it take to get your house ready for the real estate market? Meet with a real estate agent, and you can learn everything you'll need to know about selling a house.

A real estate agent understands the ins and outs of the real estate market. As such, he or she can answer any questions that you may have about the home selling journey and help you plan accordingly.

In addition, after you list your residence, your real estate agent will streamline the home selling cycle. This housing market professional will set up home showings and open houses, promote your residence to large groups of potential buyers and much more. By doing so, your real estate agent will do everything possible to help you maximize the value of your residence.

When it comes to getting ready to sell your home, there is no need to worry. Instead, use the aforementioned tips, and you'll be able to enjoy a memorable home selling journey.

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Posted by Marianne Avila on 10/8/2017

You should love where you live. Effort to develop homes that fit changing lifestyles could be a reason why new residential properties are gaining steam. It started with tiny houses. But, tiny houses aren't the only trend hitting the housing market. Communal living is also starting to take off.

This is what might happen if you live in a communal home

Millennials and Boomers are starting to choose communal homes and apartments over traditional living environments. Move into a communal apartment and you might live with four to six people. In this living situation, you might:

  • Share a bathroom with all four to six people
  • Cook in a kitchen with a team of people. You might also cook before or after everyone else finishes preparing a meal. To get the most out of a communal property, join your apartment or housemates in the kitchen one or more times a week.
  • Enjoy the company of another resident while you watch television or read a book on the living room sofa
  • Learn to share space with other people and know when to turn your music up or down
  • Rotate the day that you clean one or more rooms at the apartment or house
  • Get used to living with a small personal space. For example, your personal space might be limited to your bedroom.
  • Live with people from diverse backgrounds, including people of different ages and cultures

Pros and cons of living at a communal home

Give yourself time to adjust to living in a communal home if you decide to take this route. After all, there are pros and cons to living at a communal property. One of the biggest pros will affect your wallet. Because you'll be splitting the cost of living at the home with the other residents, living at a communal property can cost less than living at your own apartment or your own house. Other pros and cons associated with living at a communal property include:


You'll keep up with what's new in the area

Finding someone to go to the movies or out to eat with won't be a problem

Opportunities to learn new languages may abound

Risks of leaving your home vacant, putting it at risk of a home invasion, may be greatly reduced


Your personal space will be smaller

Should residents at the home change, you'll have to get to know new people

Lack of quiet time - the ability to study or read in total silence might be limited

You will never own the house

Communal living is a good way to meet new people. Living in a communal house is similar to living in a college dorm. There may always be someone to talk with. If you've ever struggled to make friends or struggled with feeling alone, a communal house could be a good move. Before you make the move, conduct a background check on the owner of the property. Visit the home and meet all of the residents. Also, practice safety, the same as you would if you were living in a large apartment complex or a dorm.

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Posted by Marianne Avila on 10/6/2017

This Single-Family in Kingston, NH recently sold for $367,000,000. This Gambrel style home was sold by Marianne Avila - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY.

57 Rockrimmon Road, Kingston, NH 03848


Sale Price

Full/Half Baths
This immaculately kept home is part of the highly sought after Ridgewood Association. Features include a full front farmer's porch, back deck, beach rights to Kingston Lake with boat docks available per association rules, and a short 13mi to the ocean. Approx. 1932 sf of interior space brightened by lots of natural light, two car garage, and sits away from the street. Kitchen/dining area are open concept creating a pleasant space for morning coffee and family meals. Appliances are stainless steel, Jenair downdraft range, and cabinets are abundant. Dining area sliders open to a private back deck and wooded setting. Spacious living room with gas fireplace welcomes guests for family gatherings. Half bath and laundry finish the first floor space. Head up the stairs to the second level with its large master bedroom with walk-in closet, ceiling fan and ample sized full bath. There are two additional bedrooms, both with ceiling fans, and another full bath on second floor. All baths have vanities, sandstone countertops and ceramic flooring. All flooring throughout the finished living area of the home with the exception of baths is gleaming hardwood. Walk-up floored attic space is large enough for future expansion and has full windows on either end. Basement is a walk-out, houses mechanicals and offers additional space for storage or expansion. This beautiful home has many extras, sits in a desirable location and offers plenty of space for a growing family.

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Posted by Marianne Avila on 10/5/2017

28 Hovey's Pond Dr, Boxford, MA 01921



Full/Half Baths
Extraordinary Custom Colonial on a cul-de-sac w/overland views in one of Boxford's most desirable nghbrhds. Extended Family? This purpose built, beautifully proportioned, home w/a full 2nd kitchen provides the answer. Whether you are a young couple just starting out or parents that desire your own living space this home provides an exceptionally spacious solution replete w/high end amenities throughout. Au Pair/Parent living area, entry & kitchen w/an open floor plan offers gracious entertaining & flexible living. Gleaming hrdwd, crown moldings, cathedral foyers, custom cabinets, Jenn-Air kitchen, gas & wood fireplaces The 2nd flr complete w/spacious BRs graced by window seats & cedar closets. Master Retreat? Soak in a Spa tub gazing out to natural views. Prof landscpd 2 acres includes a hot tub for relaxing under the stars, 2 decks & 4 stall garage. The perfect location for country tranquility yet minutes away from metro living.
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Posted by Marianne Avila on 10/5/2017

This Single-Family in Amesbury, MA recently sold for $305,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Marianne Avila - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY.

37 Lombard Ave, Amesbury, MA 01913


Sale Price

Full/Half Baths
This is the one you have been waiting for! Meticulously refreshed 3 Bedroom Ranch in a sweet neighborhood has all you need and more! Enjoy the convenience & functionality of one level living w/central AC. Spacious open concept eat-in kitchen features all new cabinetry, sleek counters, modern cabinets & SS appliances. Kitchen opens up to a large wrap around deck overlooking woods with natural vistas to enjoy with your favorite morning or evening beverage. You are greeted by a light and bright Living Rm with a beautiful Bay window. New floors throughout the entire home tie in perfectly with all the freshly painted rooms. 3 spacious BRs including Master w/bath access & walk-in closet. Both bathrooms have been fully remodeled w/all new fixtures, flooring and vanities. Finished LL offers a game/family room, laundry, one of the Bedrooms & bath with a wonderful wood burning stove that provides warmth to the entire home in winter. You could be the next lucky owner of this delightful home.

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