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Posted by Tina Bilazarian, Broker on 6/4/2020

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When it comes to selling a home, presentation is key. A well-staged home highlights the best features while leaving plenty of room for imagination in the minds of home buyers. Here are a few tried and true home staging tips to help your home steal the show and bring in the best offers.

Make an Exquisite Entrance

It's hard not to judge a book by its cover, and the outside of your home can make or break a buyer's interest. Make sure the lawn is kempt and walkways clear of leaves and debris. Surfaces should be clean and look like new. Trim hedges and tree branches. Add colorful flowers and/or subtle outdoor lighting to drive home the inviting feel.

Prioritize the Important Areas

You don't need to spruce up every nook and cranny of your home. Focus on the heaviest hitters - the kitchen, living room, and master bedroom - first. If a buyer is on the fence about purchasing, a fancy guest bedroom won't make a difference, but a dazzling kitchen might.

Add a Touch of Nature

Nothing breathes life into a home like a few eye-catching plants. Whether it's a large floor plant or a few small flower pots, it's important to give each plant plenty of space to stand out and accentuate the area. For example, a vase of vibrant lilies can liven up a dining room, while a tall snake plant can add charm to a living room. If you're short on time, faux plants can do the trick as well.

Make It Neat and Neutral

Rearrange items to maximize walking space. Each piece of furniture should add charm or function to the room. Stick to subtle colors and stow away personal items such as photos, ornaments, posters, and collectibles. While it can be tempting to get creative, try to keep the tone as neutral as possible. The goal is to highlight the potential of each area and leave the rest to the buyer's imagination.

Wood Is Good

Quality hardwood floors are a huge selling point. Yet, many sellers make the mistake of burying them under carpets and rugs. Even if your hardwood floors have seen better days, it's worth it to fix them up and show them off.

Let in the Light

Without proper lighting, all of your cleaning, repairing, and redesigning will be for naught. Part the curtains and raise the blinds to let daylight highlight all your home has to offer. If it's still too dark, consider swapping your window treatments for something lighter and airier, or simply remove them. In addition to daylight, you'll want to turn on overhead, floor, and table lighting when visitors arrive. 

These are just a few tips to help you make a great impression on prospective buyers. Of course, you can modify these tips depending on the size and layout of your home. Want to talk more expert tips on staging and outstanding open house? Contact me, and we'll find the right fit for your home staging needs.




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Posted by Tina Bilazarian, Broker on 3/19/2020

For a home seller, hosting an open house can be a double-edged sword.

On the one hand, an open house provides an opportunity to showcase your residence to large groups of prospective homebuyers. Conversely, hosting an open house also requires lots of preparation, and getting ready for an open house may prove to be overwhelming, time-consuming and costly.

Lucky for you, we're here to help host an unforgettable open house.

Now, let's take a look at three factors that a home seller needs to consider before an open house.

1. The Current Condition of Your Home

Although you might believe that your home is currently open house-ready, it may need some work. Fortunately, there are many ways to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of your residence and plan your open house accordingly.

For example, a home appraisal may prove to be exceedingly valuable. This appraisal enables a home inspector to review your residence both inside and out. Then, he or she can offer home improvement recommendations so that you can upgrade your residence as needed.

Take a home appraisal report seriously. By doing so, a home seller can transform an ordinary residence into one that matches or exceeds homebuyers' expectations during an open house.

2. The Home's Interior or Exterior

Homebuyers are drawn to residences that feature dazzling gardens, clutter-free interiors and other stunning features. Thus, a home seller who dedicates the necessary time and resources to bolster a house's interior and exterior can increase the likelihood of hosting a successful open house.

To improve a home's interior, a home seller can scrub the floors, clean the walls and ceilings and perform assorted home interior maintenance and improvements. In addition, a home seller should depersonalize and declutter a home's interior as much as possible.

Comparatively, to enhance a house's exterior, a home seller should mow the front lawn, clear debris and dust from exterior walkways and ensure the house looks great to passers-by. With simple home exterior improvements, a home seller can boost a house's curb appeal and help a home stand out from other available residences.

3. Your Real Estate Agent

Let's face it prepping for an open house can be stressful. However, a real estate agent can help a home seller get ready for the best- and worst-case scenarios.

A real estate agent will help a home seller prepare his or her residence for an open house. Next, he or she will promote the open house to potential homebuyers and collect feedback from them throughout the event.

After an open house reaches its conclusion, a real estate agent will offer honest, unbiased insights into the event. He or she also will keep you up to date about any potential home offers and ensure you can make informed home selling decisions.

Take the guesswork out of preparing for an open house. Consider the aforementioned factors, and you can get your residence ready for an open house in no time at all.




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Posted by Tina Bilazarian, Broker on 12/26/2019

Attending an open house should be a fun, exciting experience. An open house enables you to view a residence and determine whether a home is right for you. As such, if you know what to expect from an open house, you can plan ahead and maximize the value of this event.

Preparing for an open house can be simple. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready to attend an open house.

1. Review a Home Listing

A home listing enables you to learn about a house's age, condition and other factors. Thus, you'll want to review a home listing closely to ensure it is worth your time to visit an open house.

If a home listing grabs your attention, it may be beneficial to attend an open house. That way, you can get an up-close look at a residence.

On the other hand, if a home listing fails to garner your interest, you may want to consider other residences. Because if you attend an open house for a residence that falls short of your expectations, you risk wasting precious time and resources.

2. Put Together a List of Questions

When it comes to preparing for an open house, it often helps to put together a list of questions about a residence. By doing so, you can ask pertinent questions about a home and gain the insights you need to decide whether to submit an offer.

There is no such thing as a "bad" question to ask during an open house. Therefore, you should be unafraid to ask any questions about a house when you attend this event.

Remember, the more information that you have about a home, the more likely it becomes that you can make the best-possible decision about a residence. If you ask plenty of questions during an open house, you can obtain home insights that you otherwise may struggle to receive elsewhere.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

An open house may prove to be a daunting experience, particularly for those who are pursuing a home for the first time. Luckily, real estate agents are available who can help you plan ahead for any open house, at any time.

With an expert real estate agent at your side, you can get the support you need to succeed during the homebuying journey. In fact, this housing market professional will learn about your homebuying goals and ensure you can accomplish them in no time at all.

Typically, a real estate agent will keep you informed about open houses in your city or town. This housing market professional is happy to attend open houses with you and offer homebuying insights and recommendations as well.

If you want to get the most out of the homebuying journey, it pays to hire an expert real estate agent. Reach out to a local real estate agent today, and you can hire a housing market professional to guide you along the homebuying journey.




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Posted by Tina Bilazarian, Broker on 5/2/2018


116 Stiles Rd, Boylston, MA 01505

Single-Family

$548,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Location - Space - Value! Contemporary Colonial sits on a knoll surrounded by acre-plus wooded lot. Highlights include open floor plan, young, bright and pleasant kitchen and dining area with sky lights, fire-placed family room.Second level features a spacious master suite with sitting room, fireplace, and dual walk in closets. Tiled master bath features whirlpool. Three additional generous sized bedrooms plus office with closet. Carpeted lower level has spacious multipurpose room. Don't miss this special home in the Stiles Road neighborhood convenient to major routes. Enjoy Boylston's finest with great schools, Tower Hill, Two Country Clubs, walking trails and more. Minutes to #290 & #495. This house has much to offer without paying a much higher price to build! Showings start at Open House.
Open House
Sunday
May 06 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Spacious contemporary colonial
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Posted by Tina Bilazarian, Broker on 4/20/2018


115 West Street, Paxton, MA 01612

Single-Family

$439,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
SPRING IS IN THE AIR! Welcome to this fabulous 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Saltbox built by Wilde Brothers, the developers of Glad Hill Estates! Enjoy hardwoods in the formal living room, dining room & the spacious family room that offers a gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings & french doors. The gorgeous kitchen features granite countertops, Kitchen Aid stainless appliances, a center island & breakfast bar. The master bedroom includes 2 walk-in closets & a master bath. There is central vac, a 1st floor laundry, a 500 sf finished basement & a walk-up attic that could be finished to provide additional living space. 2 car attached garage is spotless & offers a back door with access to the rear patio. Situated on a 2 acre lot with a maintenance free exterior, paver stone walkway, granite steps, trex deck, beautiful plantings, a private rear yard, a shed & a new driveway with plenty of parking! Located within walking distance to the picturesque town center, Paxton Center School & Moore State Park!
Open House
Sunday
April 22 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Beautiful 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Saltbox offers HWs, a spacious family room w/vaulted ceiling, french doors & a gas FP. The gorgeous kitchen has granite, S/S appliances, center island & breakfast bar. The master bedroom has 2 walk-in closets & a master bath. Central vac, 1st floor laundry, finished basement, walk-up attic & 2 car garage. 2 acre lot w/ paver stone walkway, granite steps, trex deck, rear paver patio, beautiful plantings & a shed. $439,900
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