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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 8/10/2018

For those who want to sell a house, it helps to plan ahead as much as possible. By doing so, you can identify potential home selling hurdles and address such problems.

To better understand how to prepare for the house selling journey, let's take a look at three questions that every home seller needs to consider before listing a residence.

1. What is my home worth?

What you originally paid for your house likely is very different from your home's current value. Fortunately, a home appraisal makes it simple to receive an accurate property valuation based on the current condition of your residence and various real estate market factors.

A home appraisal report generally can be prepared in just days. To obtain this report, a home seller will need to hire a property appraiser to analyze his or her residence. Also, a property appraiser will evaluate the current state of the real estate market, the prices of comparable residences that recently sold and other relevant housing market data.

Once you receive a home appraisal report, you can establish a competitive initial asking price for your residence. And with this price in place, you may be able to speed up the home selling journey.

2. Is my home an attractive option?

Think about what sets your house apart from others – you'll be happy you did. Because if you can differentiate your residence from the competition, you may be able to stir up lots of interest in your house as soon as it becomes available.

Oftentimes, it is beneficial to conduct a house inspection prior to listing a home. An inspection enables you to identify any underlying problems with your home. You then can prioritize and complete home repairs based on the inspection results.

You may want to allocate time and resources to bolster your house's curb appeal too. Remember, your home only gets one chance to make a great first impression on prospective buyers. If you enhance your residence's curb appeal, you can boost the likelihood that potential buyers will immediately fall in love with your home.

3. How can I maximize the value of my house?

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to promote a house to buyers. Lucky for you, real estate agents are available who can help you craft a custom home selling strategy.

A real estate agent is a home selling professional who understands what it takes to promote a house to the right groups of buyers. He or she will work with you throughout the home selling journey and do everything possible to ensure you can optimize the value of your house.

Best of all, a real estate agent is an expert home selling resource. And if you ever have concerns or questions as you sell your house, a real estate agent can respond to them at any time.

Want to streamline the home selling process? Hire a real estate agent today, and you can move one step closer to listing and selling your house.




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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 8/3/2018

Home showing preparation is key for any homebuyer. In fact, if you know how to get ready for a home showing, you may be better equipped than other buyers to assess a house and determine whether to move forward with an offer to purchase.

Ultimately, there are many ways that a homebuyer can prepare to attend a home showing, and these include:

1. Create a List of Questions

A home listing provides plenty of information, but it also may leave many unanswered questions about a house. Fortunately, if you craft a list of questions about a home prior to a showing, you can gain comprehensive home insights during this showing.

There is no such thing as a "bad" question to ask about a house during a showing. Remember, a home purchase is one of the biggest transactions that you may complete in your lifetime. And if you prepare a list of questions before a showing, you can take an informed approach to this showing and gain the insights you need to determine whether a house is right for you.

2. Perform Plenty of Housing Market Research

The housing market constantly fluctuates, and a real estate sector that favors homebuyers one day may favor home sellers the next. Thus, it generally is a good idea to study the housing sector closely to determine whether you're operating in a buyer's or seller's market.

In a buyer's market, there is no shortage of high-quality residences available. And if you attend a home showing in a buyer's market, you may be able to take your time to decide how to proceed with a residence.

Comparatively, in a seller's market, there is an abundance of homebuyers and a limited number of top-notch residences. This means you likely will need to act quickly if you want to acquire a deluxe residence following a showing in a seller's market.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

The housing market can be complex for both experienced and first-time homebuyers. Luckily, real estate agents are available who can offer expert guidance at a home showing and ensure you can achieve the best results during your home search.

A real estate agent understands what it takes to acquire a home in any housing market. As such, he or she will help you plan ahead for a home showing and guarantee you can obtain in-depth home insights during this event.

Let's not forget about the assistance that a real estate agent can provide throughout the homebuying journey, either. A real estate agent can help you find houses in your preferred cities and towns and submit offers on residences. Plus, a real estate agent is happy to respond to any of your homebuying concerns and questions.

Take the guesswork out of attending a home showing – consult with a real estate agent today, and you can get the support you need to discover your dream house in no time at all.




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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 7/31/2018

This Condo in Laconia, NH recently sold for $170,000. This style home was sold by Stacey West (NH/MA) - Coco, Early & Associates ~ Bridge Division.


16 Brady Way, Laconia, NH 03246

Condo

$179,900
Price
$170,000
Sale Price

2
Bedrooms
4
Rooms
1
Baths
Enjoy the Winnepesaukee lake views from your patio! Two bedroom garden style condo. Bedrooms are large with plenty of natural light. One bedroom has sliding doors open to the patio. Living Room also has sliders to the patio. New carpets in the living room and bedrooms with beautiful wood floors in the entry and kitchen. Imagine enjoying summer days watching the sailboats on Paugus Bay from your patio or warm nights by the beautiful gas fireplace. Kitchen has lots of cabinet and counter space with granite counters that complement the cherry cabinets. All appliances stay. There is a laundry closet with room for a large capacity stack-able washer/dryer. A detached one car garage with an additional assigned space and visitor parking. This is more affordable than renting and a wonderful weekend or vacation getaway! Tennis courts, clubhouse and in-ground pool all for your enjoyment. Day slips are available. Move in ready! Lake and Mountain views from your home and close to Weirs beach and Gunstock. What are you waiting for?






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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 7/31/2018


109-111 Swan Street, Methuen, MA 01844

Multi-Family

$439,900
Price

2
Total Units
A rare opportunity to own a well-cared for two family that has been in the same family for generations. Three bedrooms each unit. Each unit is attractive with large eat-in kitchens and separate pantry. Hardwood in living rooms and bedrooms. First floor has updated bathroom and newer cabinets in the pantry. This home has old world charm with built-ins and the old, beautiful pillars in the living rooms matched with good storage spaces. Each unit has its own boiler, water heater and laundry facility in basement. Harvey Signature windows throughout. Vinyl siding was redone in 2009. Roofing in 2006. Detached two car garage with additional off street parking. Lead Compliance certificate for first floor. Walk up attic for storage.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 7/31/2018


4-6 Channing Street, Methuen, MA 01844

Multi-Family

$399,999
Price

0
Total Units
Well cared for two family home with lots of original features, large yard and two car detached garage. Pantry in each unit, refrigerators and gas ranges stay. There is a separate laundry are in the basement for each unit. Replacement windows through out. Each unit has its own back porch. First unit has newer carpet, fresh paint and remodeled bathroom. 2/10th of a mile from 495.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






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