Kathy Foran - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West

Posted by Kathy Foran on 4/22/2018

If you plan to sell your house in the near future, it often pays to focus on your garage. In fact, doing so may help you find innovative ways to differentiate your residence from other available houses and boost your chances of a fast, profitable home sale.

Ultimately, there are many quick, easy ways to transform an ordinary home garage into an exceptional one here are three tips to help you do just that.

1. Remove Clutter

From rusty automotive parts to assorted paint cans and tools, your garage may be filled with a wide range of excess items. However, if you spend some time decluttering, you can cut down on excess items and improve your garage's appearance.

Separate must-keep items from excess ones in your garage. Then, if you have an abundance of clutter, you can host a yard sale or list excess items online.

Furthermore, if you're struggling to get rid of garage clutter, you may be able to donate some items to charity. By doing so, you can do a good deed and eliminate clutter from your garage at the same time.

2. Perform Deep Cleaning

A neat, well-organized garage can make a world of difference in homebuyers' eyes. Thus, you should focus on cleaning your garage from top to bottom.

Sweeping the floors usually offers a great starting point for garage cleaning. You also can wipe down tool benches and other garage surfaces and vacuum your garage as needed.

In addition, don't forget to err on the side of caution as you clean your garage. And if it's been many months since you last cleaned your garage, you should wear goggles, hand protection and a face mask while you clean.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to getting a home garage show-ready, hiring a real estate agent is a must. With a real estate agent at your side, you can find the best ways to enhance your house's appearance both inside and out.

Typically, a real estate agent will meet with you before you list your house. He or she then will examine each area of your home including the garage and offer honest, unbiased home maintenance and improvement tips. That way, you can prioritize various home upgrades.

A real estate agent will even provide expert support throughout the home selling journey. For example, if you need extra help cleaning your garage, a real estate agent can put you in contact with professional home cleaning companies in your city or town. Or, if you're unsure about how much your home is actually worth, a real estate agent can provide housing market data to help you price your residence appropriately.

Unfortunately, home sellers sometimes ignore garage cleaning as they prep their residences for the real estate market. But with the aforementioned tips, you should have no trouble upgrading your garage and transforming this area into a key differentiator for your home.

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 4/20/2018

Move right into this lovely, updated & expanded 3 brm, 2 full bth ranch w/1 car garage in wonderful location! Bright living rm w/fireplace w/wood stove, wood laminate floors & picture window! Dining rm w/wood laminate floor & bow window! Large updated kitchen w/granite counters, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, recessed lts, tile floor, large pantry, broom closet & granite breakfast bar w/pendant lighting! Master brm w/updated full bth w/granite vanity, tile floor and subway tiled shower! Updated main bth w/tile floor and subway tiled tub enclosure! Lovely 20x22 family rm addition w/recessed lighting, fan, wood/coal stove, laundry area & triple pane slider out to lovely, private fenced back yard w/20x40 in ground pool and large patio, wonderful for outdoor living/entertaining! 200 amp electric! Architectural roof approx in 2005, Heating system, oil tank and water storage tank in 2011! Wonderful location, walk to schools and minutes to all major routes, schools and shopping!

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 4/15/2018

Ready to upgrade from a condo to a house? You'll first need to add your condo to the real estate market to ensure that you can sell this property and buy a new residence. However, selling a condo sometimes can be difficult, particularly for those who are selling a property for the first time.

Fortunately, we're here to help you take the guesswork out of selling your condo. Here are three tips that you can use to list your condo on the real estate market and maximize your property's value.

1. Set a Competitive Price for Your Condo

Spend some time learning about the prices of condos in your area. By doing so, you'll be able to establish a fair price for your condo and improve your chances of generating substantial interest in it.

Condo sellers should look at the prices of similar properties in their respective neighborhoods. This will enable condo sellers to understand how much other condo sellers are asking for their properties, along with how much various condos have sold for over the past few months.

Also, don't forget to include your assets in your condo listing. If you have extra storage space or a covered parking spot, you may be able these amenities into your condo listing to help your property stand out from others.

2. Understand Your Condo Association's Rules

A homeowners association (HOA) sets guidelines and rules for condo owners to follow in a community. And if you fail to comply with these regulations, you may face fines or other penalties from the HOA.

When it comes to selling your condo, it always is better to err on the side of caution. Thus, you should reach out to your HOA in advance to inform the association of your decision to sell your condo. This will allow you to find out whether a homebuyer will need to be approved by the HOA before he or she can purchase your condo.

3. Work with an Experienced Real Estate Professional

Collaborate with a real estate agent who understands what it takes to sell a condo. With this real estate agent at your disposal, you should have no trouble stirring up plenty of interest in your condo in a short amount of time.

An experienced real estate agent will possess many years of condo selling experience and can share his or her insights with you. Plus, if you ever have concerns or questions about selling your condo, your real estate agent will be happy to respond to these queries immediately.

In addition, an experienced real estate agent will go above and beyond the call of duty to sell your property. He or she will host condo showings and keep you up to date about any potential offers. This real estate professional also will provide expert guidance to help you optimize the value of your property.

Hire an experienced real estate agent to sell your condo, and ultimately, you can streamline the condo selling process.

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 4/13/2018

Move right into this adorable 3 brm full basement ranch in wonderful location! Lovely bright fireplaced living rm w/hard wood floor and picture window! Formal dining rm w/hardwood floor and built in China cabinet! 3 Large brms w/hardwood floors and lg closets! Full bth w/updated tub/shower enclosure! Lovely sun porch w/exterior door to large patio! Huge freshly painted basement has great future expansion potential! Many updates over the years include vinyl siding, updated windows, front entry railings, replaced pvc sewer piping, stainless steel liner in fireplace, 100 amp electric in 2006, brand new front door, boiler in 2013, architectural roof gutters and downspouts in 2011 & more! Level fenced back yard w/shed and 16x16 patio! Wonderful location, walk to Framingham High School and minutes to all major routes and shopping!

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 4/13/2018

The Jeremiah Belknap House! Beautiful blend of old & new in this lovely Federal Style Colonial w/4 car gar on 4+ acres of ultimate privacy! 4 Brms, 3.5 bths! Lovely Cherry kit w/marble counters, center island, Sub Zero refrig, loads of cabinets, 2 dishwashers, 2 sinks, 2 ovens & warming drawer! Butlers pantry w/marble counter & loads of cabinets! Formal din rm w/fireplace & French dr to lg lovely screened porch w/brick flr! Fireplaced living rm! Lg fireplaced family rm! Lovely custom details throughout including, 4 fireplaces, built in book cases, chair railing, crown molding, arched doorways, front & back staircases, wood flrs & more! Lg fireplaced master suite w/his & hers dressing rms & lovely updated full bth! 2nd brm w/private updated bth! 2nd fl laundry! 3rd fl w/2 rms! Current owner lovingly renovated home in 1998 w/new wiring, new plumbing, kitchen, bthrms, 50 windows & more! 6 zone Gas heat in 2013, Arch roof in 2013 & more! Gorgeous lot & great location, close to everything!

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