NEW PRICE & OPEN HOUSE – 2 Bedroom Worcester Home For Sale

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1 Pioneer Road Worcester, MA – OPEN HOUSE 12-2PM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25th
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WELCOME HOME! LOCATION & VALUE! Beautifully maintained home in a sought after neighborhood. Recently updated kitchen w/lots of cabinet space, recessed lighting, gas stove & dishwasher! Gleaming hardwood floors throughout w/tiled Kitchen & Bath. Recent windows and vinyl siding make this practically a maintenance free home! Bright and spacious family room featuring a gas stove and cathedral ceiling. Extremely private backyard with meticulous landscaping perfect for entertaining. Detached garage for the winter. Close to Shrewsbury, Grafton & Millbury town lines. Check out this commuter’s dream w/access to Rt.20, Mass Pike, 146 & 290 in minutes! Won’t last long!
MLS# 71748810

$214,900

2 Bed, 1 Bath

1 Pioneer Road
Worcester MA, 01604

Kathleen Cooper

EXIT REALTY PARTNERS

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EXIT REALTY PARTNERS Kathleen Cooper


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JUST SOLD – Gorgeous 4 Bedroom West Side Worcester Colonial SOLD

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JUST SOLD by Best Option Real Estate with EXIT Realty Partners!  This gorgeous west side colonial located at 13 Wetherell Street Worcester SOLD for $217,500!  Congratulations to our sellers!

Sale Price:  $217,500
Living Area:  1780 SQFT
Bedrooms:  4
Baths:  1.5

If you are thinking about buying or selling real estate, we’d love to work with you!  Let Best Option Real Estate show you what we do to get homes sold fast and to negotiate the best price on your next home purchase.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Worcesterclick the link to get started or give us a call.  We are happy to help.

This was one of many sales made by Best Option Real Estate Team!

Call 508-444-2673

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If You Were Selling Today, Would You Have the Home That Buyers Want?

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Knowing what appeals to today’s homebuyers, and considering those trends when you remodel, can pay off years from now when you sell your home.

Two new surveys about what homebuyers want have me feeling pretty smug about my own home choices. Maybe you’ll feel the same.

Privacy from neighbors remains at the top of the most-wanted list (important to 86% of buyers), according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS’® “2013 Community Preference Survey.” Privacy is no doubt the best feature of my mid-century ranch home, since I can only see one neighbor’s house and it’s a couple hundred feet down my driveway.

It may not be practical to move your neighbors farther away (although I’m sure many people wish they had that superpower), but you can increase your home’s privacy (and therefore its resale value) by planting a living privacy screen of trees and shrubs or by physically screening off your patio.

Related: Trees Contribute to Property Value, Energy Savings, and More

3 More Takeaways for the Next Time You Remodel

1. More and more generations are living together. Another NAR survey, the “2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers,” found 14% of buyers purchased a home suited to a multigenerational household due to children over the age of 18 moving back into the house, cost savings, and the health and caretaking of aging parents.

I did that back when my parents were still alive, and it worked out great for everyone. I didn’t have time to let my infant daughter nap on my shoulder all afternoon, but my mom did. She couldn’t drive to church meetings at night, but I could take her. And neither of us liked cleaning the gutters, but my husband didn’t mind that chore.

Even if you’d rather live in a cardboard box than with your mother, you might want to consider the multigenerational living trend when you’re remodeling. For instance, opting for a full bath when finishing the basement could offer more convenience for you now and boost your home’s resale value by making it more appealing to a multigenerational family.

2.  On average, homeowners live in their home for nine years. That’s up from six years in 2007. Since you’ll be in your home for a long time, it makes sense to remodel to suit your taste but also with long-lasting marketability in mind. After all, you don’t want to have to redo stuff. For instance, you can go for trend-defying kitchen features, like white overtones and Shaker-style cabinets, which work with a variety of styles.

I feel compelled to caution against going so far out of the norm for your neighborhood that it’ll turn off potential buyers even nine years from now. (It never hurts to get your REALTOR®’s opinion on your remodeling plans.)

Related: Home Upgrades with the Lowest ROI

3.  Homebuyers love energy efficiency. Heating and cooling costs were “somewhat” or “very important” to a whopping 85% of buyers. If your home could use an energy-efficiency upgrade, go with projects that have a solid return on investment, like sealing your air leaks and adding attic insulation. You’ll save money on your utility bills now and when you’re ready to sell, your home will appeal to buyers looking for efficiency.

By the way, to take back your energy bills, you need to do at least four things. One to two fixes won’t cut it, thanks to rising energy costs.

About two-thirds of survey respondents also thought energy-efficient appliances and energy-efficient lighting were important. Tuck away your manuals and energy-efficiency information when you buy new appliances and lighting. When you’re ready to sell (in nine years) you can pull those out and display them where buyers will see them.

Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this.

Copyright 2014 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

JUST SOLD – 3 Bedroom Home SOLD in Shrewsbury MA

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JUST SOLD by Best Option Real Estate with EXIT Realty Partners!  This 3 Bedroom home located at 4 Pineland Ave. Shrewsbury Massachusetts SOLD for $157,000!  Congratulations to our seller!

Sale Price:  $157,000
Number of Bedrooms:  3
Number of Baths:  1
Living Area:  890 SQFT

If you are thinking about buying or selling real estate, we’d love to work with you!  Let Best Option Real Estate show you what we do to get homes sold fast and to negotiate the best price on your next home purchase.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Shrewsburyclick the link to get started or give us a call.  We are happy to help.

This was one of many sales made by Best Option Real Estate Team!

Call 508-444-2673

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Keep Your Home Sale from Falling Apart

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After finding a buyer, all you have to do to make it to closing is to avoid these five traps.

 Finding a buyer for your home is just the first step on the home-selling path. Tread carefully in the weeks ahead because if you make one of these common seller mistakes, your deal may not close.

Mistake #1: Ignore contingencies

If your contract requires you to do something before the sale, do it. If the buyers make the sale contingent on certain repairs, don’t do cheap patch-jobs and expect the buyers not to notice the fixes weren’t done properly.

Mistake #2: Don’t bother to fix things that breakhome-sale-fall-apart-getty_4f9e4348cd458eb064f11ffb96606475_3x2_jpg_168x112_q85

The last thing any seller needs is for the buyers to notice on the pre-closing walk-through that the home isn’t in the same condition as when they made their offer. When things fall apart in a home about to be purchased, sellers must make the repairs. If the furnace fails, get a professional to fix it, and inform the buyers that the work was done. When you fail to maintain the home, the buyers may lose confidence in your integrity and the condition of the home and back out of the sale.

Mistake #3: Get lax about deadlines

Treat deadlines as sacrosanct. If you have three days to accept or reject the home inspection, make your decision within three days. If you’re selling, move out a few days early, so you can turn over the keys at closing.

Mistake #4: Refuse to negotiate any further

Once you’ve negotiated a price, it’s natural to calculate how much you’ll walk away with from the closing table. However, problems uncovered during inspections will have to be fixed. The appraisal may come in at a price below what the buyers offered to pay. Be prepared to negotiate with the buyers over these bottom-line-influencing issues.

Mistake #5: Hide liens from buyers

Did you neglect to mention that Uncle Sam has placed a tax lien on your home or you owe six months of homeowners association fees? The title search is going to turn up any liens filed on your house. To sell your house, you have to pay off the lien (or get the borrower to agree to pay it off). If you can do that with the sales proceeds, great. If not, the sale isn’t going to close.

Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this.

Copyright 2014 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

If You Were Selling Today, Would You Have the Home That Buyers Want?

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Knowing what appeals to today’s homebuyers, and considering those trends when you remodel, can pay off years from now when you sell your home.

 

Two new surveys about what homebuyers want have me feeling pretty smug about my own home choices. Maybe you’ll feel the same.

 

Privacy from neighbors remains at the top of the most-wanted list (important to 86% of buyers), according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS’® “2013 Community Preference Survey.” Privacy is no doubt the best feature of my mid-century ranch home, since I can only see one neighbor’s house and it’s a couple hundred feet down my driveway.

 

It may not be practical to move your neighbors farther away (although I’m sure many people wish they had that superpower), but you can increase your home’s privacy (and therefore its resale value) by planting a living privacy screen of trees and shrubs or by physically screening off your patio.

 

Related: Trees Contribute to Property Value, Energy Savings, and More

 

3 More Takeaways for the Next Time You Remodel

 

1. More and more generations are living together. Another NAR survey, the “2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers,” found 14% of buyers purchased a home suited to a multigenerational household due to children over the age of 18 moving back into the house, cost savings, and the health and caretaking of aging parents.

I did that back when my parents were still alive, and it worked out great for everyone. I didn’t have time to let my infant daughter nap on my shoulder all afternoon, but my mom did. She couldn’t drive to church meetings at night, but I could take her. And neither of us liked cleaning the gutters, but my husband didn’t mind that chore.

Even if you’d rather live in a cardboard box than with your mother, you might want to consider the multigenerational living trend when you’re remodeling. For instance, opting for a full bath when finishing the basement could offer more convenience for you now and boost your home’s resale value by making it more appealing to a multigenerational family.

 

2.  On average, homeowners live in their home for nine years. That’s up from six years in 2007. Since you’ll be in your home for a long time, it makes sense to remodel to suit your taste but also with long-lasting marketability in mind. After all, you don’t want to have to redo stuff. For instance, you can go for trend-defying kitchen features, like white overtones and Shaker-style cabinets, which work with a variety of styles.

I feel compelled to caution against going so far out of the norm for your neighborhood that it’ll turn off potential buyers even nine years from now. (It never hurts to get your REALTOR®’s opinion on your remodeling plans.)

Related: Home Upgrades with the Lowest ROI

 

3.  Homebuyers love energy efficiency. Heating and cooling costs were “somewhat” or “very important” to a whopping 85% of buyers. If your home could use an energy-efficiency upgrade, go with projects that have a solid return on investment, like sealing your air leaks and adding attic insulation. You’ll save money on your utility bills now and when you’re ready to sell, your home will appeal to buyers looking for efficiency.

By the way, to take back your energy bills, you need to do at least four things. One to two fixes won’t cut it, thanks to rising energy costs.

About two-thirds of survey respondents also thought energy-efficient appliances and energy-efficient lighting were important. Tuck away your manuals and energy-efficiency information when you buy new appliances and lighting. When you’re ready to sell (in nine years) you can pull those out and display them where buyers will see them.

 

 

Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this.

Copyright 2014 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Top 5 Reasons I Will NOT Call Real Estate Agents Back To Setup Their Showings

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Top 5 Reasons I Will NOT Call Real Estate Agents Back To Setup Their Showings:

 
5.  I am probably out servicing my clients and do not have the time to service yours. 
 
4. With technology everything you need can be found online in MLS or MAPass. 
 
3. My voicemail asks you to EMAIL me all questions and requests. 
 
2.  I am not chasing you for feedback – I have a system that does it better than I can.
 
1.  I USE MAPASS!  With one click you can have your showing request submitted and confirmed WAY faster than I can listen to your voicemail.  
 
We have systems to make us more successful & efficient for a reason.  You aren’t doing the best job for your client if you’re not following instructions and being a team player in this business.  75% of the listings I have been showing have MAPass these days and there is no reason to tie up the listing agent’s time by leaving them long winded voicemails asking about how to get into their properties.   Get with the times people!