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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 2/17/2019

Selling a home may prove to be an uphill climb. Fortunately, if you craft a home selling strategy, you can eliminate guesswork throughout the property selling cycle.

A home selling plan is a must-have, and perhaps it is easy to understand why. This strategy enables you to prepare for potential hurdles you may encounter as you promote your residence to buyers, review an offer to purchase and perform other house selling tasks. Plus, if you allocate time and resources to develop an effective strategy, you could streamline the process of selling your residence.

There are several things you can do to ensure your home selling strategy will deliver the best-possible results. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you craft a top-notch house selling plan.

1. Analyze Your Home

What you originally paid for your house is unlikely to match your home's current value. Luckily, there are various assessments you can use to evaluate all areas of your residence.

A home inspection enables you to identify any underlying house issues and correct such problems before you list your residence. Or, you can always hire a home appraiser who can give you a property valuation.

When it comes to selling a home, it helps to prepare as much as you can. If you conduct a home inspection and appraisal, you could gain valuable insights so you can set a competitive initial asking price for your residence.

2. Upgrade Your House's Interior and Exterior

Your home may have flaws, but you can address these issues right away. By doing so, you could make your house an attractive option to buyers.

Clean each room of your house. Also, eliminate clutter so you can show off the full size of your house.

In addition, mow the lawn and perform other home exterior updates. If you boost your house's curb appeal, you may be able to differentiate your residence from the competition – something that could result in a quick, profitable home selling experience.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent understands what it takes to develop a house selling strategy. Thus, he or she can help you craft a home selling strategy and put this plan into action in no time at all.

Typically, a real estate agent meets with a house seller and learns about this individual's property selling goals. A real estate agent next creates a plan designed to help a seller quickly achieve the optimal results.

A real estate agent offers plenty of guidance throughout the house selling journey too. Therefore, if you are unsure about how to showcase your residence to potential buyers, a real estate agent can deliver support. On the other hand, if you are uncertain about whether to accept or reject an offer to purchase your home, a real estate agent can provide an honest, unbiased recommendation.

Use the aforementioned tips, and you can instantly create and implement a successful home selling strategy.




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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 2/15/2019

This Single-Family in Northborough, MA recently sold for $377,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Michelle Gillespie - Keller Williams Realty.


93 Whitney Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$399,900
Price
$377,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Looking for a classic home to make your own? Look no further! This beautiful 3-bedroom Colonial has been updated where it counts: windows, roof, heating & electrical systems. Inside, you'll find a spacious kitchen with breakfast bar, corian countertops & plenty of storage space. The living & dining rooms are full of charm with coffered ceilings, and wainscotting & built-in hutch in the dining room. The first floor offers a full bathroom & bedroom, while two additional bedrooms, home office & bathroom can be found upstairs, offering all the room your family & guests need. A 2-car garage with sunroom & views of the beautiful backyard, solar panels & access to major highways add to this home's appeal. Schedule your showing today & get ready to add your own style to this charming property & make it your home!

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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 2/10/2019

It's easy to let everything that needs doing cloud our focus on the essential things. There are meals to fix, a house to clean, errands to run, bills to pay, yard work, school work, work-work! There doesn't seem to be a truly simple or easy way to get it all done. Sometimes you want to give up and let it all go. But that would mean admitting that you're not successful, can't keep it together, don't measure up.

The truth is that you really can’t do it all … at least, not all at once. Most of it is just distractions between you and your true goals. 

Gary Keller and Jay Papasan, authors of The ONE Thing, offer a solution. When making any decision, they say to ask yourself:

“What's the ONE Thing you can do such that by doing it
 everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”

Not everything matters

Goal-setting is not new. Every year thousands of people set goals, create resolutions, make lists, and define priorities. Sometimes, though, it’s easy to become caught up in fitting in, trying to live up to Instagram or Facebook posts from friends and family, or those PTA/PTO parents. When it comes right down to it, however, what’s right for someone else may not be what’s right for you and your family. What matters is what moves you toward your goals, dreams, and aspirations as a family and as individuals. 

In each area of your life, try to pick the ONE thing that is most important. Prioritize getting that one thing done and don’t worry about the rest.

  • Meals: if your family is busy and moving in all directions. Focus on keeping nutritious snacks on hand that they can grab heading out the door. If family mealtime is crucial to you, focus on ONE meal a week that the family is all at the table at the same time.
  • Housework: define ONE thing each day. Do that one and don't worry about the rest. Eventually, you'll find you've freed up the time to take on the occasional deep clean, organization, or extra laundry.
  • Paying bills: take one day to set up automatic bill-pay or some other online credit/debit card payment option so that you don't have to worry about the bills all the time. Then, the ONE thing merely is keeping that card account flush for when those bills come in.
  • Consolidate errands so that you can make just ONE trip. Or, utilize online shopping and delivery to do it for you.

In each area that threatens to overwhelm your life, find the ONE thing that you need to do and do that one. Marking off your to-do list of ONE each day builds confidence and proves you’re succeeding!

If the ONE thing on your list is shopping for a new home, make that ONE call to your local real estate office and pass the job of house-hunting on to them.




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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 2/8/2019


8 Newton Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$649,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Step inside this sprawling Colonial in desirable Pineknoll neighborhood. Enjoy the bright, open floor plan including front to back living room w/ gleaming hardwood floors, fireplace & built-in shelves, family room w/ a fireplace & surround sound. The updated kitchen boasts new cherry cabinets, tile floor, silestone counters & breakfast bar or dine in the formal dining room w/ classic chair rail, hardwood floor & closet. Pass through the sliders to the deck overlooking the spacious, level, fenced-in backyard w/ shed. A full bath completes the first floor. The second floor offers 4 spacious bedrooms & 3 full, updated baths. Relax in the privacy of the large master suite w/ bath including tile floor, linen closet, double sinks & tiled jetted tub. Updates include fresh exterior paint, new outdoor lighting & newly paved driveway. New high efficiency boiler, electrical panel & Septic. There's nothing left to do but enjoy this lovely home in a great location convenient for commuting.
Open House
Sunday
February 10 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 8 Newton Street, Northborough, MA 01532    Get Directions

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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 2/8/2019


126 Lyman Road, Berlin, MA 01503

Single-Family

$495,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Young Colonial nestled on over 7 acres in country setting within walking distance to Mt Pisgah trails. This 4 bedroom home has a master suite with master bedroom, bathroom and walk-in closet. Second floor has additional full bathroom with laundry area and three other bedrooms. First floor with hardwood floors has formal living room, dining room with french doors, kitchen and family room with access to the deck. Full basement with plenty of room for storage and access to garage. Updated Hot Water Heater. Private setting with great yard. Close to major highways for commuting.
Open House
Sunday
February 10 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 126 Lyman Road, Berlin, MA 01503    Get Directions






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