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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 7/20/2018

Curb appeal is a difference-maker during the home selling process. If you understand how to upgrade your residence's curb appeal, you may be better equipped than ever before to enjoy a fast, profitable house selling experience.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you improve your house's curb appeal.

1. Prioritize Lawn Care and Maintenance

If your lawn is covered in weeds and high grass, it may be overdue for a trim. Fortunately, you can mow the lawn, trim the hedges and perform assorted home lawn care and maintenance tasks to upgrade your residence's curb appeal in no time at all.

Of course, if you want expert lawn care assistance, you can always hire a home landscaping company. A typical home landscaping company employs friendly, knowledgeable lawn care specialists who can help you improve your lawn and bolster your house's curb appeal.

2. Eliminate Clutter

Lawn decorations may help you differentiate your home from others in your neighborhood. At the same time, these decorations may actually diminish the appearance of your home in the eyes of potential buyers. Also, lawn decorations may make it tough for buyers to envision what life may be like if they purchase your residence.

Remove lawn decorations, because if you have a clutter-free lawn, you can show buyers the true size and beauty of your lawn. And as a result, buyers may fall in love with your residence as soon as they see it.

3. Perform Home Exterior Repairs

If you notice cracked or chipped siding or other home exterior issues, don't wait to correct these problems. Because the longer you wait to perform home exterior repairs, the longer it may take to sell your residence.

For those who are uncomfortable about completing home exterior repairs on their own, it may be beneficial to hire a contractor. This professional will dedicate the necessary time and resources to ensure your home's exterior will impress buyers.

As you search for ways to improve your house's curb appeal, you may want to hire a real estate agent as well. In addition to offering recommendations about how to bolster your home's overall appearance, a real estate agent can serve as an expert guide along the property selling journey.

A real estate agent is happy to help you list your house, promote it to prospective buyers and host home showings and open house events. Plus, if you receive an offer to purchase your residence, a real estate agent can provide recommendations about whether to accept, reject or counter this proposal. A real estate agent will even negotiate with a buyer's agent on your behalf so you can maximize your house sale earnings.

Spend some time upgrading your residence's curb appeal – you'll be glad you did. If you can improve your home's curb appeal, you may be able to stir up lots of interest in your residence and reap the benefits of a quick, seamless house selling experience.





Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 7/15/2018


20 Drake Lane, Derry, NH 03038

Single-Family

$499,999
Price

4
Bedrooms
9
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Custom built 4 bedroom Colonial is situated at the end of a cul-de-sac location. Grand foyer with stone plank flooring opens up to a turned staircase. First level boasts a kitchen with gas cook-top and double ovens, loads of granite counter space. Kitchen glass doors give views of the private backyard and lead you outside to your large multi tier deck. Eat inside your kitchen at the granite breakfast bar and kitchen table or dine in style in the large 16 X 13 dining room. Step down into your family room featuring a cathedral ceiling, floor to ceiling wood burning Cultured Stone fireplace, skylight and a custom built wet bar. Intended by the builder to be a formal living room, the room adjacent to the foyer was used as a home office because of the privacy the gorgeous french doors provided. Off the kitchen area is a pantry room for all of your food storage needs and a separate extra large laundry/utility room. Imagine having all the food storage you ever needed and then an additional space to wash, dry, fold, hang, iron and store all of your laundry! First floor half bath is simply elegant. The second level boasts 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Extra large full bath for your favorite people & extra large bedrooms wi/large closets. Master Suite is magnificent. Multi-tray ceiling, gas fireplace, two walk in closest, full bath w/jetted tub & separate shower and toilet room. Generator hook-up runs almost the entire home., Amazing backyard.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 7/13/2018

Many of us will move home several times throughout our lives. Whether it’s relocating for work, needing a bigger house for children, or a quiet place to retire to, it’s likely that the home you live in now won’t be yours forever.

 As a result, many homeowners wonder what they can do to ensure their home will have a high resale value when the time comes to move on.

 The good news is that there are a lot of things you can do now that will give you a good return on investment when it comes to selling your home later. However, there are a few factors that affect a home’s valuation that are out of your control. We’ll talk about all of those factors below. So, read on for a list of the factors that affect your home’s resale value.

 The age of your home

Your house may not complain about it, but it isn’t getting any younger. Homes tend to slowly decrease in value over time. A home built in the late 1970s, even if it’s well taken care of, most likely won’t sell for the same price as a 15-year-old home.

There is one exception to the rule, however, and that is historical houses. Homes that are a century old can sell for top dollar because of the craftsmanship and history that the house contains.

Admittedly, this is a niche market, as many people just want a safe and efficient home to live in. However, there are some homebuyers who will put in a bit of extra work around the house for the chance to live inside of a piece of history.

Smart renovations

When you’re upgrading your house it’s important to remember how that upgrade will pay off years down the road. Some renovations will almost always give a good return on investment such as a finished basement or attic and improving efficiency via added insulation or replacing windows.

Renovations that match a very specific decorative taste or style could come back to haunt you. This includes bathroom sinks, kitchen cabinets, countertops, and other expensive projects that are subject to the next owner’s taste. While these upgrades can give a good return on your investment, they’re more likely to be successful if they fit the current trends of style and craftsmanship.

Neighborhood and town

One of the factors of home valuation that you have little control over is the town and neighborhood the house is located in. If there are closed down businesses, foreclosed and deteriorating homes then potential buyers might be turned off to the neighborhood.

Similarly, the town you live in has a lot to do with how much people are willing to spend. If you have easy access to interstate highways and large cities, highly rated schools, and good local infrastructure, then buyers are likely to take these into consideration when making an offer, as the average cost of a home in your town is likely higher than some surrounding towns.




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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 7/6/2018

If you want to accomplish your desired results during the home selling journey, you should strive to host lots of showings. Fortunately, we're here to help you prepare for home showings and ensure you are ready to host showings at any time.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prepare for a home showing.

1. Keep Your Home Neat and Tidy

Let's face it – maintaining a pristine home can be difficult. But if you allocate time and energy to perform various home maintenance tasks daily, you can keep your home show-ready.

Cleaning up after yourself can make a world of difference. For instance, wiping down kitchen countertops after cooking a meal enables you to avoid a long, arduous kitchen clean-up at a later time.

You also may want to create a home cleaning schedule. By planning daily or weekly chores like vacuuming the rugs or cleaning the bathroom, you can ensure your house will look great at all times.

2. Be Flexible

If a homebuyer submits a last-minute request for a home showing, it generally is a good idea to try to accommodate the buyer's request. By doing so, you can show your home to many prospective buyers and increase the likelihood of receiving an offer to purchase.

A flexible home seller usually is a successful home seller. Therefore, if a buyer wants to view your home, it is important to remember that each showing brings you one step closer to selling your residence.

Ultimately, if you maintain flexibility, you can make it easy for dozens of potential buyers to view your residence. And as a result, you may be able to accelerate the home selling process.

3. Eliminate Clutter

Clutter is something that all home sellers can live without. Because if a home is filled with clutter, it may be tough for prospective buyers to appreciate the full size and beauty of a residence.

For home sellers, it is important to remove clutter immediately. A home seller can rent a storage unit to hold excess items until his or her residence sells. Or, it may be beneficial to host a yard sale or list excess items online to cut down on clutter.

As you prepare to sell your home, you may want to hire a real estate agent as well. In fact, a real estate agent will do everything possible to help you achieve the optimal results during any home showing.

Typically, a real estate agent will offer recommendations and tips to help you prepare your residence for the housing market. If you receive a request to view your home, a real estate agent will notify you accordingly. And after a home showing is complete, a real estate agent will provide you with unbiased feedback to ensure you can update your property selling strategy as needed.

Ready to host a home showing? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can get ready to showcase your residence to potential buyers and bolster your chances of enjoying a fast, profitable house selling experience.




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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 7/3/2018

This Single-Family in Hampstead, NH recently sold for $522,500. This Colonial style home was sold by Stacey West (NH/MA) - Coco, Early & Associates ~ Bridge Division.


64 Beverly Drive, Hampstead, NH 03841

Single-Family

$539,900
Price
$522,500
Sale Price

4
Bedrooms
12
Rooms
3/2
Full/Half Baths
Schedule your showing to view this stunning move-in ready colonial in a sought after Hampstead neighborhood. Enjoy incredible morning views from your farmers porch. This home offers plenty of room for everyone. The main level boasts a large eat-in kitchen/living room with built-in storage shelving. A front office, two bathrooms and a bonus room, all with new custom finished hardwood flooring and gorgeous wainscoting details. Follow the new rod iron railing upstairs and find four bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and a study. The master suite has a spa bathroom, two walk-in closets and a large additional area that could be used as an office, dressing room or storage area. The finished walkout basement offers yet more living space, plenty of storage, room for a home gym, crafting area or a playroom. Some other features of the home include a new patio, Trex decking, irrigation, alarm system, as well as uplighting showcasing your Japanese maple lined driveway. This home is a must see!






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