Christina Martinez - WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briarwood Real Estate



Posted by Christina Martinez on 7/16/2018

Putting your home on the market is a life-changing decision and, for some people, it may involve conflicting feelings.

Ideally, all members of your family should be on board with the decision to sell. If you, your spouse, or your kids are ambivalent or even against the idea of moving, it could send a negative message to prospective buyers, estate agents, and others. Helping your family stay positive and motivated can ensure that everyone is pulling in the same direction.

A common stumbling block for many sellers is the inclination to attach too much sentimental value to their home. While you may associate your home with fond family memories, years of hard work, and thousands of dollars in home improvements, your actual selling price should be a reflection of market conditions and the price comparable houses in your neighborhood recently sold for.

Based on a comparative analysis, your real estate agent can help you come up with a realistic asking price that will reflect both its market value and major improvements you've made in recent years. Although remodeling your kitchen or bathrooms will not provide you with a dollar-for-dollar return on investment (ROI) when it comes time to sell, prospective buyers will be much more attracted to a home that's been updated and well maintained.

When selling your home, perhaps the most important principle to keep in mind is that "You don't get a second chance to make a great first impression." By minimizing the negatives and making the most of your home's attributes, you'll be increasing the probability of selling your house within the shortest period of time

Keeping your home meticulously clean for every showing can often be a challenge, but it's a goal worth striving for. Other ways to make a favorable impression on potential buyers is to focus on maximizing your home's curb appeal and minimizing clutter -- both inside and out. While it may seem like a tall order to declutter your home, keep your lawn looking manicured, and apply fresh coats of paint where needed, you'd be surprised at how much you can accomplish by setting your mind to it. One simple but effective strategy for getting things done is to create checklists of priorities, projects, and important tasks that need to be completed. When you commit goals to writing and review your priority list every day, you'll tend to be much more organized, action oriented, and focused.

Although a lot of people take a sense of humble pride in saying that their home is "a work in progress," once it's on the market, you need to have as many of those rough edges smoothed out, as possible! Putting your best foot forward for every showing could make the difference between a fast sale and a house which lingers on the market for months!





Posted by Christina Martinez on 7/12/2018


542 Foundry St, Easton, MA 02375

Single-Family

$499,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
LOOKING FOR MOVE IN READY UNDER $500,000? LOOK NO FURTHER! THIS BEAUTIFUL 1900 COLONIAL HAS BEEN COMPLETELY RENOVATED TO THE STUDS INTO A STYLISH MODERN NEW ENGLAND COLONIAL, THIS HOME SITS ON A CORNER ON SOUTH & FOUNDRY WITH A GORGEOUS LOT, HUGE FLAT YARD PERFECT FOR THE KIDS TO PLAY & ENTERTAINING, LARGE PATIO IS PERFECT FOR OUTDOOR DINING, NEW MUDROOM WITH STORAGE CLOSET, LAUNDRY ROOM & HALF BATH ADDED TO MAIN LEVEL, OPEN FLOOR PLAN, UPGRADED KITCHEN WITH LOTS OF STORAGE AND LARGE ISLAND WITH GRANITE COUNTERS, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, UPGRADED HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT, FAMILY ROOM & FORMAL DINING ROOM, CUSTOM MILL WORK DETAILS, NEW VINYL WINDOWS, STORAGE SHED, HIGH ENERGY EFFICIENT FOAM INSUALTION, 2 NEW HEATING SYSTEMS AND 2 NEW CENTRAL AIR UNITS, NEW HIGH ENERGY EFFICIENT TANKLESS WATER HEATER, NEW ROOF, NEW ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING, NEW SEPTIC SYSTEM - IT HAS ALL BEEN DONE! GET YOUR OFFERS IN BECAUSE THIS ONE WILL NOT LAST!
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July 14 at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Christina Martinez on 7/12/2018


31 Carleton Ave, Brockton, MA 02301

Single-Family

$339,900
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED FRONT/BACK SPLIT WITH DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE IN FANTASTIC SOUTHWEST NEIGHBORHOOD! EAT IN KITCHEN WITH NEWER VINYL FLOORING, LIVING ROOM W/HDWD FLOORS, VAULTED CEILINGS & GAS STOVE, 3 BDRMS WITH HARDWOOD FLOORS, FRESHLY PAINTED, MODERN FULL BATH ON 2ND LEVEL, NEW 50 YR WARRANTY ALUMINUM INTERLOCK ROOF (2008) NEW VINYL WINDOWS (2012) & NEWER HEATING SYSTEM, CENTRAL AIR (2008), FINISHED FAMILY ROOM IN LOWER LEVEL WITH GAS FIREPLACE, LAUNDRY ROOM & 2ND SHOWER - WITH WALKOUT, FENCED IN YARD, 100 AMP ELECTRICAL, NEW ON DEMAND RINNEI HOT WATER TANK, BONUS SUN ROOM FOR RELAXING WITH YOUR MORNING COFFEE! THIS WILL NOT LAST LONG! NO SHOWINGS UNTIL OPEN HOUSE SAT JULY 7TH 11 -2 PM!
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July 14 at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Christina Martinez on 7/12/2018


31 Carleton Ave, Brockton, MA 02301

Single-Family

$339,900
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED FRONT/BACK SPLIT WITH DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE IN FANTASTIC SOUTHWEST NEIGHBORHOOD! EAT IN KITCHEN WITH NEWER VINYL FLOORING, LIVING ROOM W/HDWD FLOORS, VAULTED CEILINGS & GAS STOVE, 3 BDRMS WITH HARDWOOD FLOORS, FRESHLY PAINTED, MODERN FULL BATH ON 2ND LEVEL, NEW 50 YR WARRANTY ALUMINUM INTERLOCK ROOF (2008) NEW VINYL WINDOWS (2012) & NEWER HEATING SYSTEM, CENTRAL AIR (2008), FINISHED FAMILY ROOM IN LOWER LEVEL WITH GAS FIREPLACE, LAUNDRY ROOM & 2ND SHOWER - WITH WALKOUT, FENCED IN YARD, 100 AMP ELECTRICAL, NEW ON DEMAND RINNEI HOT WATER TANK, BONUS SUN ROOM FOR RELAXING WITH YOUR MORNING COFFEE! THIS WILL NOT LAST LONG! NO SHOWINGS UNTIL OPEN HOUSE SAT JULY 7TH 11 -2 PM!
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Saturday
July 14 at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Christina Martinez on 7/12/2018

You may think of downsizing as something that makes sense when you have an empty nest. Larger families do, of course, need more room. Downsizing can also be financially strategic and rewarding for you and your family if you have the opportunity to do so.


How Much Is Your Home Worth? 


There comes a point in your life when the amount of money that your home is worth is very important. Maybe you need the money for retirement and are looking to move to a cheaper city or state. Maybe it’s time for you to pursue your goals and dreams. Whatever the reason, your home is a very large asset.  


If you downsize, you’ll have a bit more money available to invest for your future. You may even consider buying an investment property. If all of your money isn’t tied up in a home, you’ll have a bit more freedom to do other things with your money.


A Smaller Home Means Smaller Expenses 


When you downsize your home you end up with much lower expenses for your housing. You’ll save big on both utilities and home maintenance. You’ll be surprised as to how much extra cash you’ll have each and every month that you’ll be able to use for other things like investing, travel, or other expenses. You’ll have the ability to do things beyond simply achieve that one dream goal of home ownership. 


What If You Don’t Already Own A Home?


There’s a lesson to be learned here for renters as well. If you’re getting ready to buy a home, you may want to think small. A smaller home that can suit your needs will allow you to save thousands of dollars over the life of the mortgage on your home. Remember that a mortgage payment is more than just the cost of the home. You’ll need to include things like taxes, insurance, mortgage insurance, heating, electricity, and more. The smaller the house that you buy, the less all of these things will cost. Think of what you could do if you invested that extra money that you saved on all of these things each month. 


What Would You Do With The Money You Save?


Having a big, beautiful home is a fantastic goal to achieve. You may have other dreams that you want to pursue in addition to owning a home. While downsizing isn’t for everyone, many people use the money they save to do some pretty incredible things like:


  • Travel
  • Go back to school
  • Buy a vacation home


The Negatives Of Downsizing


If you move into a smaller home, there are a few drawbacks. For one, you’ll have less storage and will actually need to downsize your amount of belongings as well. You’ll also have less room for visitors if hey come to stay. If grandkids frequent your home, you may be hesitant to sell and find a smaller place. It may also be difficult to find what you’re looking for at a certain price in a specific area. Think carefully before you decide to downsize and see if it has the right benefits for you.







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