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Posted by Cathy Stewart on 1/8/2019

When you decide to sell your home, thereís a long list of things that youíll need to do from finding a real estate agent to making repairs around the home. Itís nice to have a to-do list handy to help you figure out what you need to do and when throughout the course of the sale of your home. 


Find Out The Estimated Value Of Your Home


You should do a quick search online to see what your property is valued at. Some websites even have the number of views that your property has gotten over its lifetime on the site. This will give you an idea of how much you might get for the sale of your home as well as how much interest there may be in buying the home to begin with. If you see what your, home has listed in a basic online search, youíll be able to tell what needs to be updated when the home is actually listed by your realtor.   


Get Things Fixed


If there have been issues in the home, you should work on getting them fixed. Youíll also need to know what has happened in the home over the years in order to put together a proper disclosure. Has the basement flooded? Did you face an electrical fire?  All of these problems need to be listed. You can also disclose what you did to remedy the issues. The buyer has a right to know and understand that they are moving in under good conditions. 


Learn About Potential Real Estate Agents


Itís so important to hire the right agent when youíre selling your home. You are getting a return on your initial investment, so you want it to be a good one! Youíll also want to know that you have someone who will be there to do home showings, process paperwork, and be your advocate throughout the process. You can contact various references that real estate agents provide and ask how they felt about the agentís work. 


Find Out How Your Home Will Be Marketed


In Todayís technology-based world, there are so many ways that a home can be marketed. This includes the use of websites, social media, open houses, video tours, and photos. Your agent should be well-versed in all of these areas, or be able to hire people who do know how to best use these areas of marketing. Every avenue that is used to get buyers for your home is beneficial to you as a seller.



Understanding the process of how a home is sold can help you to be prepared when youíre ready to sell.





Posted by Cathy Stewart on 11/27/2018

When you buy a home, you may wonder what the benefits of having your own realtor to represent you are. If youíre a first-time homebuyer, you probably will have a lot of questions. If youíre a second-time homebuyer you may still have a lot of questions! Buying a home can be a long, tedious process. Itís very helpful to know that you have a knowledgable realtor by your side to represent you and help you through the home buying process. If youíre looking to buy a home in a tough market, hiring your own realtor to represent you as a buyer is especially important. 


First, you should consider interviewing some prospective buyers agents in your area. Maybe you can get recommendations from friends and family as well. Learn what you can expect from a top realtor who will represent you as a buyer. 


Honesty Is The Best Policy


Your agent should be completely honest with you. While they canít tell you what you personally want in a home, they should give you every last disclosure. No agent should put a home value or their own commission above their clients. This means that thereís strict documentation that realtors must follow including a code of ethics and standards for practice. A realtor must uphold these promises.  


Judging honesty in a realtor can be difficult. An honest real estate agent will help you through the home search process, for example. This is a good place to start. If the realtor points out some of the potential issues that you may have as a buyer in a home, you can see that honesty is one of their main policies.


Good Communicator


A realtor should be in frequent communication with you. Even if your home search isnít active, they will check in, and see where youíre at in the process and if your needs have changed. 

Your realtor should alert you if offers have been made on properties that youíre interested in as well. Your buyerís agent should reply to texts, e-mails, or calls within a short time frame of receiving them. Having a realtor thatís on top of things for you is important when it comes to buying a home since, without their help and information, the perfect home could slip through the cracks for you.                  


Knowledge Of Rules, Regulations, And Best Practices


Your buyerís agent should have extensive knowledge of the real estate rules and regulations that are within your state. Each state has different practices when it comes to buying a home. Hiring a buyerís agent is especially helpful if you are unfamiliar with a state or city. Your agent will be well-informed on all of your responsibilities as a buyer, as well as how and when you should complete these tasks and signings throughout the entire home buying process.





Posted by Cathy Stewart on 11/15/2018

This Single-Family in Tewksbury, MA recently sold for $450,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Cathy Stewart - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY / Merrimack Valley.


969 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876

Single-Family

$478,000
Price
$450,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
2
Baths
Your search for a home with a genuine, updated in-law suite is over! With gleaming hardwood and abundant natural light this 2 bedroom suite is in move-in condition. Floor to ceiling fireplace is the focus of the living/dining room. Completely remodeled kitchen offers granite counters, soft close cabinets, decorative glass tile backsplash and brand new appliances gas cooktop, dishwasher, wall oven and microwave. Master bedroom has two closets and space for an office, nursery or walk-in closet. Another bedroom and spacious full bath with tile flooring, granite topped vanity, tiled shower stall and stacked w/d complete the suite. The main house has 3 bedrooms with new carpeting, full bath with new vanity and w/d hookup, bright kitchen and oversized living room with cathedral ceiling and plenty of windows. Each side has a garage bay, deck overlooking fenced backyard, access to unfinished basement. Newer roof, windows & heating system. EACH UNIT IS SEPARATELY METERED FOR GAS & ELECTRIC!!

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Posted by Cathy Stewart on 10/12/2018


13 Long Rd, Westford, MA 01886

Single-Family

$519,900
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Gorgeous views and beach access from this spacious colonial home on a private road. Plenty of space for hosting friends and family in this 9 room,1900sf home on a double lot with fenced backyard. Updated kitchen features granite counters and island with breakfast bar. Hardwood floors throughout first floor, large windows offer gorgeous views of Long Sought for Pond. Bonus- septic, roof & furnace are all new! Cool summer breezes and beautiful sunsets over the water await you in your new lake home!
Open House
Sunday
October 14 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 13 Long Rd, Westford, MA 01886    Get Directions

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Posted by Cathy Stewart on 10/6/2018


13 Long Rd, Westford, MA 01886

Single-Family

$519,900
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Gorgeous views and beach access from this spacious colonial home on a private road. Plenty of space for hosting friends and family in this 9 room,1900sf home on a double lot with fenced backyard. Updated kitchen features granite counters and island with breakfast bar. Hardwood floors throughout first floor, large windows offer gorgeous views of Long Sought for Pond. Bonus- septic, roof & furnace are all new! Cool summer breezes and beautiful sunsets over the water await you in your new lake home!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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