JUST SOLD – 3 Bedroom FORECLOSURE SOLD in Woodstock CT

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JUST SOLD by Central Mass & Northeastern CT Real Estate Expert Kathleen Cooper with EXIT Realty Partners!  This 3 bedroom ranch located at 1358 Route 169 Woodstock, CT SOLD for $135,000!  Congratulations to our buyers!

Sale Price:  $135,000
Living Area:  1571 SQFT
Bedrooms:  3
Baths:  1

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If you are thinking about buying or selling real estate, we’d love to work with you!  Let Central Mass & Northeastern CT Real Estate Expert Kathleen Cooper show you what she does 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 Central Mass & Northeastern CT Real Estate Expert Kathleen Cooper!

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JUST LISTED – 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Colonial For Sale in Worcester 01604

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JUST LISTED by Central Mass & Northeastern CT Real Estate Expert Kathleen Cooper with EXIT Realty Partners!  This 3 bedroom 2.5 bath colonial located at 821 Franklin Street Worcester, MA LISTED for $299,900!

Sale Price:  $299,900
Living Area:  1872 SQFT
Bedrooms:  3
Baths:  2.5

If you are thinking about buying or selling real estate, we’d love to work with you!  Let Central Mass & Northeastern CT Real Estate Expert Kathleen Cooper show you what she does 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 Central Mass & Northeastern CT Real Estate Expert Kathleen Cooper!

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JUST SOLD – 2 BEDROOM CAPE IN WORCESTER SOLD FORO 99% OF ASKING PRICE

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JUST SOLD by Central Mass & Northeastern CT Real Estate Expert Kathleen Cooper with EXIT Realty Partners!  This 2 bedroom cape located at 1 Pioneer Road Worcester, MA SOLD for $209,000!  I sold this listing for 99% of it’s asking price!  Congratulations to our sellers!

Sale Price:  $209,000
Living Area:  1571 SQFT
Bedrooms:  2
Baths:  1

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If you are thinking about buying or selling real estate, we’d love to work with you!  Let Central Mass & Northeastern CT Real Estate Expert Kathleen Cooper show you what she does 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 Central Mass & Northeastern CT Real Estate Expert Kathleen Cooper!

Call 508-444-2673

6 Tips for Choosing the Best Offer for Your Home

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Have a plan for reviewing purchase offers so you don’t let the best slip through your fingers.

You’ve worked hard to get your home ready for sale and to price it properly. With any luck, offers will come quickly. You’ll need to review each carefully to determine its strengths and drawbacks and pick one to accept. Here’s a plan for evaluating offers.

1. Understand the process

All offers are negotiable, as your agent will tell you. When you receive an offer, you can accept it, reject it, or respond by asking that terms be modified, which is called making a counteroffer.

2. Set baselines

Decide in advance what terms are most important to you. For instance, if price is most important, you may need to be flexible on your closing date. Or if you want certainty that the transaction won’t fall apart because the buyer can’t get a mortgage, require a prequalified or cash buyer.

3. Create an offer review process

If you think your home will receive multiple offers, work with your agent to establish a time frame during which buyers must submit offers. That gives your agent time to market your home to as many potential buyers as possible, and you time to review all the offers you receive.

offerpic4. Don’t take offers personally

Selling your home can be emotional. But it’s simply a business transaction, and you should treat it that way. If your agent tells you a buyer complained that your kitchen is horribly outdated, justifying a lowball offer, don’t be offended. Consider it a sign the buyer is interested and understand that those comments are a negotiating tactic. Negotiate in kind.

5. Review every term

Carefully evaluate all the terms of each offer. Price is important, but so are other terms. Is the buyer asking for property or fixtures—such as appliances, furniture, or window treatments—to be included in the sale that you plan to take with you?

Is the amount of earnest money the buyer proposes to deposit toward the downpayment sufficient? The lower the earnest money, the less painful it will be for the buyer to forfeit those funds by walking away from the purchase if problems arise.

Have the buyers attached a prequalification or pre-approval letter, which means they’ve already been approved for financing? Or does the offer include a financing or other contingency? If so, the buyers can walk away from the deal if they can’t get a mortgage, and they’ll take their earnest money back, too. Are you comfortable with that uncertainty?

Is the buyer asking you to make concessions, like covering some closing costs? Are you willing, and can you afford to do that? Does the buyer’s proposed closing date mesh with your timeline?

With each factor, ask yourself: Is this a deal breaker, or can I compromise to achieve my ultimate goal of closing the sale?

6. Be creative

If you’ve received an unacceptable offer through your agent, ask questions to determine what’s most important to the buyer and see if you can meet that need. You may learn the buyer has to move quickly. That may allow you to stand firm on price but offer to close quickly. The key to successfully negotiating the sale is to remain flexible.

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Copyright 2014 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Sale

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Working to get your home ship-shape for showings will increase its value and shorten your sales time.

1. Have a home inspection

Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. For $250 to $400, an inspector will warn you about troubles that could make potential buyers balk. Make repairs before putting your home on the market. In some states, you may have to disclose what the inspection turns up.

2. Get replacement estimates

If your home inspection uncovers necessary repairs you can’t saletipsfund, get estimates for the work. The figures will help buyers determine if they can afford the home and the repairs. Also hunt down warranties, guarantees, and user manuals for your furnace, washer and dryer, dishwasher, and any other items you expect to remain with the house.

3. Make minor repairs

Not every repair costs a bundle. Fix as many small problems—sticky doors, torn screens, cracked caulking, dripping faucets—as you can. These may seem trivial, but they’ll give buyers the impression your house isn’t well maintained.

4. Clear the clutter

Clear your kitchen counters of just about everything. Clean your closets by packing up little-used items like out-of-season clothes and old toys. Install closet organizers to maximize space. Put at least one-third of your furniture in storage, especially large pieces, such as entertainment centers and big televisions. Pack up family photos, knickknacks, and wall hangings to depersonalize your home. Store the items you’ve packed offsite or in boxes neatly arranged in your garage or basement.

5. Do a thorough cleaning

A clean house makes a strong first impression that your home has been well cared for. If you can afford it, consider hiring a cleaning service.

If not, wash windows and leave them open to air out your rooms. Clean carpeting and drapes to eliminate cooking odors, smoke, and pet smells. Wash light fixtures and baseboards, mop and wax floors, and give your stove and refrigerator a thorough once-over.

Pay attention to details, too. Wash fingerprints from light switch plates, clean inside the cabinets, and polish doorknobs. Don’t forget to clean your garage, too.

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Copyright 2014 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Worcester YPN ‘Appy Hour’ App List For Real Estate Professionals

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THANK YOU to all of the people who attended, supported and sponsored our first ever YPN event yesterday – Appy Hour!  It was a huge success and we are so excited to bring you some more great events this year.  
 
As promised, here is a list of the apps we went over on the panel.  Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
 
Cartavi
DropBox
HomeSnap
OpenHomePro
DocuSignInk
MileIQ
Google Drive
YouTube
SignMyPad
PDF Expert
Copy
Cubby
OpenHomePro
Contactually (For a FREE 30 Day Trial click the link: http://www.contactually.com/i/qjwzkbki)
Thank You Attorney Jessica Albino & Bryan Larson from Fairway Independent Mortgage for being our generous sponsors for this event!
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JUST SOLD – 3 Unit Investment Property in Spencer SOLD For $120K

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JUST SOLD by Best Option Real Estate with RE/MAX Professional Associates!  This 3 Unit Investment Property  home located at 16 Prospect Street in Spencer Massachusetts SOLD  for $120,000!  Congratulations to our buyers!

Sale Price:  $120,000
Units:  3

Available for Rent Soon!!

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 Spencer, click 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!

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16 Prospect Street Spencer