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If you're getting ready to put your home on the market, the thought of organizing, cleaning, and arranging it may seem like an overwhelming project!

Knowing where to begin and how much money to spend on home staging and decorating are among the many questions that may be flooding your mind, right now.

The key to success is to make as much of an impact as possible, without spending more money than necessary.

One way to avoid "spinning your wheels" when it comes to maximizing the appearance of your home is to work with an experienced real estate agent. A good agent will quickly notice aspects of your home that need attention and advise you on the most cost-effective ways to improve its marketability. If they've shown dozens (or more) houses in their career, they'll be very familiar with all the things that attract buyers, as well as what repels them.

Although everyone has different tastes and expectations, many house hunters are attracted to gleaming hardwood floors, energy efficient windows, and stainless steel appliances. While it may not be cost effective to have new floors, appliances, and windows installed to sell your house faster, you can make the best possible impression by making sure the windows are crystal clear, hardwood floors are polished, and appliances are clean and shiny.

Since many house hunters pay close attention to the kitchen, it's especially important to win their approval on appearance and cleanliness. Because food is prepared and often consumed in the kitchen, it's going to be one of the more challenging rooms to keep clean -- especially if you have children. However, if a prospective buyer is wavering between two houses for sale, you can be reasonably sure that the one with the clean kitchen and bathrooms will be their preferred choice.

There are a lot of other ways you can make your kitchen appealing to buyers, too. By minimizing clutter on counter tops and displaying fresh flowers and a colorful bowl of fruit, you can make your kitchen look much more inviting. Prospective buyers will also respond favorably to appealing fragrances, such as freshly baked bread, cookies, cinnamon buns, or coffee. Clean windows, attractive curtains, and plenty of natural light will also add to the ambiance of your kitchen.

The ideal reaction from potential buyers touring your home would be something to the effect of "I can imagine us preparing dinner, entertaining guests, and sitting around the breakfast table in this house!" Setting the table so that it looks like the family is just about to sit down for a meal together is one way to help convey that image. The encouraging news is that when someone expresses sincere appreciation for the comforts and features of your home, there's a good chance they'll find a place for it on their short list of possibilities!

4 Edward Drive, Littleton, MA 01460



Full/Half Baths
To be built: 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath colonial in Littleton's newest neighborhood, Bennett Orchards! The open and expansive floor plan showcases an impressive family room with vaulted ceiling and gas fireplace, spacious kitchen with granite counter tops, island, a pantry and eat in area with a bay slider leading to a maintenance free 12' x 12' Deck, front to back living room, foyer with 2 closets, half bath and third closet. A turn staircase leads to the second floor and master suite boasting a private bath with double sinks, granite counter tops, linen closet and tile shower. Second floor also includes 3 nice sized bedrooms w/ lots of closet space, main full bathroom with double sinks and granite counter tops and a laundry room. This stunning home sits on a 14,800+ square foot lot with 19 acres of conservation land with walking trails and Oak Hill nature hike nearby and easy access RT 2 and 495
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Selling a home takes patience. Especially when you’re balancing your time between settling into your new home, and keeping up with your work and family life. So, when you’ve finally gotten to the point of accepting an offer on your home, you’ll probably breathe a sigh of relief--and you should!  However, there are still a few more things that will need to happen and a couple of things to consider before closing the deal on your home sale.

Contingencies on the purchase contract

A purchase contract typically includes contingency clauses that are designed to protect the interests of both the buyer and the seller. These clauses mean that the contract is contingent upon the actions being completed before it can be legally valid.

There are three main contingencies that will likely be included in the purchase contract before closing--inspection, financing, and appraisal.

Inspection contingency

The inspection contingency allows the buyer to have the home inspected by a professional before closing (the time should be specified within the contract, but the inspection should usually occur no more than two weeks after you accept the offer). A home inspection lets the buyer know what to expect in terms of repairs that the home needs now or will need in the near future.

Financing contingency

Since the vast majority of buyers will be purchasing their home through a loan, a financing contingency is included to allow the buyer time to secure their mortgage. Getting pre-qualified and pre-approved makes this process easier, but the buyer will still have to finalize and close on their mortgage before their financing is official.

This clause exists to protect the buyer in the event that their mortgage application is denied, ensuring that they aren’t penalized.

Appraisal contingency

The third contingency most often found in purchase contracts is a home appraisal. The buyer will order an appraisal and then the appraiser will reach out to you to find a day to come and value your home.

If the home is then appraised at the amount agreed upon in your contract, this contingency is met. However, if the appraisal comes up lower than the purchase amount, the buyer can renegotiate the price.

Walkthrough and closing

Once the appraisal and inspection have been met and financing secured, the buyer will have a chance to do a final walkthrough of your home. The walkthrough usually occurs no more than two days prior to closing on the sale. A walkthrough allows the buyer view the home one last time to ensure that the condition of the home hasn’t drastically changed since the home was inspected or appraised. So, make sure the buyer is aware of any changes you planned to make to the home before closing.

Now you’re ready to close on your home sale. You’ll receive a disclosure form to review (read it carefully!) and sign. Once closing is complete, ownership of the home is officially transferred to the buyer.

While the closing process does include several steps, it’s important to be available and cooperative along the way to ensure a smooth sale and transition into your new home.

This Single-Family in Westford, MA recently sold for $379,900. This Ranch style home was sold by Office Westford - Westford Real Estate.

412 Groton Road, Westford, MA 01886


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One level living at its best. This lovingly updated ranch style home offers a new roof, new gourmet kitchen with cathedral ceiling, granite countertops, stainless appliances & laminate flooring. There is also a new bath with tile floors & full tub. The formal dining room offers a wood burning fireplace, hardwood flooring, cathedral ceiling & a picture window. The large living room has cathedral ceiling, hardwood flooring & door leading to large deck steps away from the large professionally landscaped yard perfect for family gatherings. There is an additional finished space in the basement that offers a family room, office, playroom & library. The septic system which was new 7 years ago, has passed Title V. Well water has purification system & there is an air radon mitigation system in place as well. See attached documents for Update List & additional information. Ready to move in & take advantage of the great Westford school system. Close to routes 3, 2 and 495 for easy commute.

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Welcome home to this stunning Colonial style home with modern accents, located at the end of a private Cul De Sac in Carlisle's premiere neighborhood "Greystone Crossing". This functional and efficient floor plan is built to be energy efficient, gracious, practical and is full of wonderful features. The level of high quality is evident the minute you enter the grounds, the home is meticulously landscaped, boasts a beautiful gunite pool and spa area that is perfect oasis for relaxing or entertaining friends and family throughout the warm weather months. High-end amenities such as Harvey Tribute triple pane windows, Crown molding & hardwood floors throughout the 1st flr, an over the top dream kitchen w/ pantry. A wrap around farmers porch and large rear deck add to the charm and function of this home. 20KW automatic generator keeps you ready for any weather. You will love everything, from the design to the location to the conservation pathways and the easy access to all major route

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