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Posted by Marianne Avila on 12/20/2020

As a first-time home seller, you may feel the need to make a counter-offer based on a homebuyer's initial proposal. However, if the homebuyer rejects your counter-offer, you may be forced to return to square one in your efforts to sell your house and obtain the best price for it.

A homebuyer's rejection of a counter-proposal is not the end of a home selling journey. And for home sellers who know how to proceed after a counter-proposal is rejected, they may be able to streamline the process of getting the optimal price for any residence, at any time.

Now, let's take a look at three tips that a first-time home seller can use to handle a rejected counter-proposal on his or her house.

1. Consider the Homebuyer's Perspective

Why did a homebuyer reject your counter-proposal? A first-time home seller should consider why a homebuyer decided to move on from a house after a counter-proposal was submitted and learn from the experience.

For example, if a home seller held firm on his or her home price, a homebuyer may have been unwilling to pay this amount. Thus, a home seller may want to consider lowering the price of his or her residence in to help stir up interest from large groups of potential homebuyers.

2. Review All of Your Options

A first-time home seller who submits a counter-proposal and receives a rejection from a homebuyer still has plenty of options, regardless of the current state of the housing market.

For instance, a home seller can keep the price of his or her house intact. Then, this home seller can await potential offers that match or exceed his or her expectations.

On the other hand, a home seller may choose to conduct assorted home improvements to upgrade his or her house's interior and exterior. These upgrades can make a world of difference in the eyes of homebuyers, and as a result, may make a home more attractive than other residences that are currently available.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a difference-maker for a first-time home seller, and for good reason. This housing market professional can offer expert guidance that a home seller may struggle to obtain elsewhere and ensure that a property seller can make informed decisions at each stage of the home selling journey.

With a real estate agent at your side, you can map out your next steps in the home selling journey accordingly.

Typically, a real estate agent will be able to tell you why a homebuyer rejected a counter-proposal on your residence. As such, you can learn from the experience and gain the insights you need to prevent the same problem from happening once again.

Selling a home can be difficult, particularly for those who have listed a residence for the first time. A real estate agent will help you take the guesswork out of selling your residence and do everything possible to ensure you can get the best possible price for your house.

Ready to overcome a rejected counter-proposal on your home? Use these tips, and you can proceed with confidence along the home selling journey.




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Posted by Marianne Avila on 12/13/2020

Adding a condo to the housing market may seem difficult at first. Lucky for you, real estate agents can help you streamline the process of listing your condo, stirring up interest in your property and ensuring you can maximize its value.

What does it take to find the right real estate agent to sell your condo? Here are three questions that you should ask a real estate agent before you hire this professional to sell your condo:

1. Have you sold condos in the past?

When it comes to selling a condo, it is always better to err on the side of caution. Therefore, you may want to consider hiring a real estate agent with condo selling experience over a real estate professional who exclusively sells homes.

A real estate agent with condo selling experience may be able to offer insights that you won't receive elsewhere. For example, this real estate professional may be able to provide tips to help you enhance your condo without the risk of violating homeowners' association (HOA) rules.

Plus, a real estate agent with condo selling experience will understand how to manage home selling challenges that may arise. This housing market expert will be able to address such challenges quickly and limit their impact on the condo selling process.

2. What approach will you take to sell my condo?

As a condo seller, your goal is to sell your condo as quickly as possible and ensure you can get the best price for your property. Meanwhile, you should find a real estate agent who shares your goal and will do everything possible to promote your residence to the right groups of property buyers.

Initially, a real estate agent should learn about your condo selling needs. He or she will listen to your condo selling concerns and ensure you are fully supported throughout the condo selling cycle.

A real estate agent should be ready to promote your condo in a variety of ways too. From social media posts that highlight the size and beauty of your condo to open houses that enable property buyers to check out your residence, a real estate agent should go above and beyond the call of duty to showcase your condo.

3. Why should I hire you?

No two real estate agents are identical, and as such, you're sure to hear lots of different responses to this question. Consider a real estate agent's answer closely, and if you are satisfied with the response, you may want to move forward with this housing market professional.

For home sellers, it is essential to collaborate with a real estate agent who makes you feel comfortable. This real estate professional will communicate with you regularly and keep you informed at each stage of the home selling process. As a result, you'll never be left in the dark as you move closer to selling your condo.

Ready to sell your condo? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can hire a great real estate agent to help you simplify the condo selling process.




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Posted by Marianne Avila on 12/6/2020

If you're getting ready to put your house on the market, your mind is probably flooded with dozens of unanswerable questions. Much of your uncertainty may revolve around the marketability of your home and how quickly a qualified buyer will come along.

Although there are factors over which you have little control, there are several things you can do to tip the scales in your direction.

Other than sprucing up your home and yard to maximize their visual appeal, choosing a top-notch real estate agent is the single most important step you can take. It's not only crucial to select an agent who is both experienced and proactive, but you'll also want to find a professional with whom you have a good rapport. You can usually get a pretty good idea of their experience and sales history from online profiles, but the only way to know whether they're a good fit for your needs and personality is by meeting with them face to face.

If you have the time and inclination, it can also be to your advantage to interview more than one candidate. The agent you ultimately choose will have a direct bearing on virtually all aspects of the sales process. By choosing a professional who is dedicated, knowledgeable, and easy to work with, you'll be taking a big step toward getting your house sold within the shortest period of time. A good agent will keep you motivated, informed, and focused on keeping your home in marketable condition. They'll also help you with everything from pricing and negotiating to problem solving and setting up appointments.

There are several other things you can do to increase the chances of attracting potential buyers and offers. Creating as much curb appeal as possible can go a long way toward making a great first impression. The concept of curb appeal can encompass many different elements, but the battle is half won when your lawn, bushes, and trees are kept neatly trimmed at all times. Weather permitting, displaying colorful potted flowers and hanging baskets is another way to add a lot of eye appeal to your home. Simple improvements like painting your front steps, sealcoating your driveway, or touching up the paint on window shutters or porch railings can also help enhance your home's curb appeal.

Although interior painting can be time-consuming and a bit messy, it's often one of the most cost-effective ways to make a positive impression on potential buyers. If your walls are looking scuffed, faded, or otherwise neglected, a fresh coat of neutral, beige, or grey paint can often make a huge difference in the eye-appeal of your home. Making sure your carpets are clean, counter tops are immaculate, and your windows are crystal clear are other ways to put your best foot forward when house hunters are scheduled to visit your home.





Posted by Marianne Avila on 12/5/2020


63B Topsfield Rd., Boxford, MA 01921

Single-Family

$1,295,000
Price

10
Rooms
5
Beds
5/1
Full/Half Baths
You will be left breathless! This is a home where every horse will want to live! Created with the horse enthusiast in mind, this gracious estate & 6 stall walk-thru barn w/water, elec & 500 bale hay loft is set on 6 flat acres, 4 pastures,run-in shed in pasture/paddock access, white board & electric fencing, $50K training arena,ride out 36 acres & large open field w/easy access for vets/farriers/trailers. Home is 4855 feet of fine craftsmanship and charm w/10 Rms, 5 En-suite BRs & 6 BAs. Boasting a great flow w/its vaulted ceiling, open concept grand marble entry LR just off a chef's cherry & granite center island kitchen & DR accessed by ascending marble and stone stairs.1st and 2nd flr Master BR w/striking Baths, unusual curved staircase to 2nd floor bathed w/natural light, finished Family Rm in LL, wrap around farmer's porch offers picturesque views of a peaceful setting, 2 stall att garage & much more. See all that a Gentlemen's farm would offer. This legacy property must be seen!
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Posted by Marianne Avila on 12/1/2020

This Single-Family in Methuen, MA recently sold for $705,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Marianne Avila - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty.


3 Fairways Lane, Methuen, MA 01844

Single-Family

$719,000
Price
$705,000
Sale Price

11
Rooms
5
Beds
4/1
Full/Half Baths
Meticulously designed home w/truly amazing views & gorgeous sunsets situated on a premium lot allowing for privacy @The Villas at Merrimack Greens,a privately maintained community @ Merrimack Valley Golf Club.This stunning, timeless home has all the features you could want offering the perfect combination of luxury & comfort w/11Rms, 5 BRs & 5 BAs. Inviting open foyer, dramatic LR open to the DR.Enjoy brunch or dinner in the sun-drenched eat-in area of the kitchen w/granite, gas/grill stove,an abundance of cabinets, Cntr Islnd, granite,SS appliances leading to an oversized screened deck. Impressive 2 story Great Rm w/a wall of windows overlooking the golf course & ambiance setting fireplace. 2nd Level features MBR Retreat w/walk-in closets & stunning BA, 2 en-suite BRs. Expecting guests? Large FR in LL w/2 BRs, BA & slider to patio lends for a comfortable visit. Includes:Custom moldings, C/A,Security Sys,Garage, whole house dehumidifier,Irr Sys amazing sunsets. A very special property!

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