Buying and Selling a home in the Greater Boston Area

Selling a Home in the Greater Boston Area with the Best Holiday Decor!

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Wed, Nov 4, 2015

With the approaching arrival of the holiday season, a new 'problem' presents itself to homeowners in the Greater Boston Area who are selling a home. It is never too early to think about seasonal decorations for your home while on the market. 

Here are a couple of "do's" and a few "do nots" to help you make the most of your home sale and holiday decor!

Do decorate.  If you would normally decorate, go right ahead. It is the holiday season so your home should be a part of the season.  If you do not add any decorations or decor changes to reflect the season, your home may feel less lively or less inviting to visiting buyers.

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Topics: seller kit, selling a home, Greater Boston Communities, Greater Boston Area, sellers, Open Houses in the Greater Boston Area, selling a home in MA, Home staging tips

Curb appeal tips for selling a home in MA this winter!

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Tue, Jan 27, 2015

 




During late Spring and Summer months great curb appeal is natural to many homes with the greenery, flower beds and the colorful leaves of fall on the front yard trees. But when autumn turns to winter and the sun sets earlier in the day, it becomes increasingly difficult to create an inviting exterior look that entices a perspective Buyer.

The good news is you can still create striking curb appeal when selling a home in the winter months without expensive and/or complicated exterior changes.  It just requires a little creativity and here are a few suggestions that we think will do just that!

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Topics: Arlington MA homes for sale, buying a home in MA, curb appeal, selling a home, Home maintainence, selling a home in MA, Home staging tips

Falling Around in the Greater Boston Area

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Thu, Oct 10, 2013

Fall is Fun!

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Topics: Cambridge MA, Medford MA, Belmont MA, Lexington MA, Winchester MA, Waltham MA, Arlington MA, Home staging tips

Home on the market for 3 months or more? Try our house selling tips!

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Wed, Jan 23, 2013

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Topics: sellers, seller kit, MA Real Estate, Home staging tips, selling a home

Maximize Your Open House in the Summer Heat

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Tue, Jul 10, 2012

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Topics: sellers, open houses, seller kit, MA Real Estate, Home staging tips, selling a home

Home Staging Tips for a Summer Time Sale

Posted by Karen Lilley on Wed, Jun 13, 2012

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Topics: seller kit, MA Real Estate, Home staging tips, selling a home

Avenue 3's Home Selling Tips!

Posted by Lois Ardito on Wed, May 16, 2012


Just last week, when I declared to no one in particular that “mulch is king”, after it miraculously made our tired front yard look great, that ‘s when it hit me. I'm always thinking "curb appeal".  I realized that we're on the other end of homeownership now looking at our home as a perspective buyer might look at a single home and no longer thinking about changing things around here to suit us.

We don’t have any plans to put our house on the market anytime soon, but I think we’ve run the course of what we can afford to do here to maximize it’s value. I'm pretty familiar with the things that make a home attractive to perspective buyers, as I've been a Realtor forever.  I know the things we can deliver on and what we can’t. For instance, we can’t change our location  (although I think living in Arlington MA is pretty nice). We can't change the street we live on, the lot size or the interior square footage of our house. It is what it is. But, there are some things we can do regularly without breaking the bank.

We can keep everything as up-to-date as possible and repair things as needed. We can replace old pipes in the basement gradually and make sure the line to the street is in good order. We can have the heating system serviced each year and repair the electrical outlets as needed. We can keep our eye on exterior wood rot and have someone come out and check for carpenter ants and termites….just in case. We can keep the interior looking freshly painted and start living with less stuff in our not so large rooms and of course, we can mulch. Every home looks great with mulch in the garden beds. I particularly love the Black Forest mulch, our plantings just pop against its darkness.

I just want to be ready, that’s all, when I finally convince my husband to move to a condo in Boston or a townhouse in Cambridge. I don’t know exactly when that's going to happen so I'm getting prepared. What about you? Are you trying to keep things in order as you go along or would you rather just do what needs to be done when you decide you're ready to put your home on the market?

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Topics: MA Real Estate, staging your home, Living in Arlington MA, Home staging tips, selling a home

Home Staging – is it Worth the Bother?

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Sun, May 6, 2012

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Topics: sellers, MA Real Estate, Cambridge MA homes for sale, Somerville MA homes for sale, Property Search, Arlington MA homes for sale, Home staging tips, selling a home

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