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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Welcome to the bustling world of real estate! If you’re reading this, chances are you’re sitting on a hot property that’s attracting more offers than a bee to honey. Congratulations! But with great desirability comes the great dilemma of choosing the right offer. Fear not, for I’m here to guide you through the maze of multiple offers with ease.Understanding the OffersFirst things first, let’s lay out all the offers on the table. It’s not just about the highest bid; it’s about the best terms. Look for offers with fewer contingencies, flexible closing dates, or all-cash proposals. These factors can make or break the deal.Communication is KeyKeep the lines of communication open with all potential buyers. Let them know they’re in a competitive situation and encourage their best offer. Trans...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
In the digital age, short videos have become a powerful tool for storytelling and marketing. As a real estate agent, leveraging this medium can set your listings apart and captivate potential buyers. Here’s how you can use short videos to showcase your home’s features and its unique story.Capture the Essence of Your HomeStart by creating a narrative. What makes your home special? Is it the sun-drenched living room, the cozy fireplace, or the history behind the century-old oak tree in the backyard? Your video should tell the story of your home as if it were a character in a novel.Highlight Key FeaturesFocus on the unique selling points. Does the home boast an open floor plan, energy-efficient appliances, or smart home technology? Use your video to guide viewers through these features as ...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Are you looking to sell your home and want to make the best first impression on potential buyers? Hiring a professional home stager might just be the secret ingredient you need. Home staging can transform your space, making it more appealing and helping buyers envision themselves living there. But how do you find the right stager for your home? Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through the process.Step 1: Understand the Value of Home Staging Before you start your search, it’s important to understand why home staging is worth the investment. Staged homes often sell faster and for higher prices because they look move-in ready and are styled to appeal to a broad range of buyers.Step 2: Research Local Home Stagers Start by searching online for home stagers in your area. Look for profe...
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By Westchester Modular Homes Inc, Serving NY, NJ, PA, CT, NH, RI, MA, VT & ME
(Westchester Modular Homes Inc)
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Calling all little ducklings and their families! Join us on Sunday, May 12th, for a delightful celebration of the beloved children’s classic, Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey.A Day of Feathers, Fluff, and Family FunDuckling Day is an annual tradition held right here on Boston Common. Imagine a day where the air is filled with the soft quacks of excited little ducklings, and the sun dances on the water like golden breadcrumbs. What’s in Store? Activity Booths: From face painting to feathered crafts, our activity booths are buzzing with creativity. Your little ones can transform into mini ducklings or even waddle around with painted beaks!  Lawn Games: Gather your family and challenge them to a game of “Duck, Duck, Goose” or “Egg and Spoon Race.” Laughter and friendly competitio...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Hey there, Massachusetts homeowners! Have you ever come across an unexpected guest lounging on your property without a welcome mat in sight? Well, you’re not alone. Squatters – those uninvited occupants of homes owned by someone else – can be a real thorn in the side for property owners. But fear not! Today, we’re going to chat about how you can deal with these pesky squatters and reclaim your space. Understanding Squatters in the Bay State First off, let’s get our terms straight. A squatter is someone who occupies an abandoned, unoccupied, or foreclosed property without lawful permission. Unlike trespassers, who can be quickly shooed away, squatters may claim rights to the property through adverse possession if they play their cards right. Here in Massachusetts, the law requires squatt...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
If you’re thinking of selling your home, you might want to know what factors can affect its value. Some of these factors are obvious, such as the location, size, and condition of your property. But others might surprise you, as they are not always visible or easy to fix. In this article, we’ll explore some of the things that can hurt your property value and how to avoid or remedy them. Neglected maintenance: One of the most important things that can hurt your property value is neglected maintenance. This means that you have not kept up with the regular repairs and upkeep of your home, such as fixing leaks, replacing broken appliances, or painting the walls. Neglected maintenance can make your home look old, dirty, and unsafe, and it can also lead to more serious problems, such as mold, ...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
If you are planning to build, remodel, or buy a home, you might have heard of the term floor plan. But what is a floor plan, and why is it important? In this blog post, we will explain what a floor plan is, why it matters, and how to create one for your dream home.What is a Floor Plan?A floor plan is a scaled drawing that shows the layout of a space from above. It typically includes the dimensions, walls, windows, doors, furniture, appliances, and other features of the space. A floor plan can also show the relationship between rooms, the flow of traffic, and the style and function of the space.A floor plan can be used for various purposes, such as: Designing and planning a new home or renovation project Visualizing and communicating your ideas and preferences to architects, contractors,...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
If you are planning to sell your home or just want to give it a fresh look, you might be wondering whether you need home staging or interior design services. Both of them can help you create a beautiful and functional space, but they have different goals and approaches. In this blog post, we will explain the difference between home staging and interior design, and help you decide which one is right for you.What is Home Staging?Home staging is the process of preparing a home for sale by making it look attractive and appealing to potential buyers. Home staging aims to highlight the best features of the home, minimize its flaws, and create a positive impression. Home staging can involve decluttering, cleaning, rearranging furniture, adding accessories, painting, and even renting furniture ...
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By Nancy Moore, Assoc.Broker/Realtor In my hometown of Needham,MA
(Gibson Sotheby's International Realty)
It is true that some might consider it an unpopular time to buy a house given the current real estate landscape. With fluctuating market conditions, rising home prices, and increased competition, it can feel daunting. However, every market has its nuances, and what might seem challenging can also present unique opportunities. Consider this: interest rates are historically low, making borrowing more affordable. While home prices may be on the rise, it's a reflection of the strong demand in the market. Waiting for the 'perfect' time can sometimes mean missing out on favorable financing or the right property. Successful real estate decisions often involve a balance between timing and personal circumstances. If your financial situation is stable, and you find a property that aligns with you...
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By Nancy Moore, Assoc.Broker/Realtor In my hometown of Needham,MA
(Gibson Sotheby's International Realty)
 Determining the optimal asking price is a critical step in ensuring a successful and timely sale. Here's how a professional Realtor like Nancy Moore Needham Realtor approaches this:  Conducting a thorough analysis of recent sales of comparable homes in your neighborhood should be the first step. This will provide a clear understanding of the market trends and help establish a competitive and realistic price for your property. The current conditions of the local market need to be factored in, the supply and demand, interest rates, and economic trends which can all influence the pricing strategy.  Your home's unique features and overall condition play a crucial role in determining its value. Any upgrades, renovations, or special characteristics that set your property apart from others sh...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Nestled in the charming city of Fall River, Massachusetts, Battleship Cove stands as a proud testament to America’s naval might and the brave souls who served aboard these steel titans. As the world’s largest collection of World War II naval vessels, this maritime museum offers an immersive journey through history that’s both educational and awe-inspiring.A Voyage Through TimeYour adventure at Battleship Cove begins the moment you set foot on the historic decks of the USS Massachusetts (BB-59), affectionately known as “Big Mamie.” As you explore her vast corridors and formidable gun turrets, you’ll feel transported back to the days of intense naval warfare and heroic deeds.The USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. (DD-850), a Gearing-class destroyer, is another jewel in Battleship Cove’s crown. Lau...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Hey foodies! Get ready to indulge in a culinary adventure because the Greenway Food Truck Festival is rolling into Rowes Wharf Plaza. Imagine a place where the aroma of fresh tacos mingles with the sweetness of bubble tea and the sizzle of Danish hotdogs fills the air. That’s right, the festival is back and it’s bringing a smorgasbord of flavors to Boston’s waterfront.The Rose Kennedy Greenway is transforming into a food lover’s paradise on May 4th, from 11 am to 4 pm. With over 20 vendors serving up everything from mouth-watering dumplings to creamy gelato, there’s a taste for every palate. And it’s not just about the food; the festival coincides with the opening day of the Greenway Artisan Market. So, you can shop local, snack local, and even sip local at the Trillium Beer Garden.Don’...
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
News and Events Around Westport Massachusetts, Dartmouth and Tiverton RI May 1 -May 12, 2024   🌞 Welcome Spring! FAWNS🧹 Spring Cleaning time, Karaoke, Beach info, Farmers Markets, Music & more here     https://www.safeharborrealty.net/blog/13762/news-and-events-around-westport-may-1-15-2024      ~ Safe Harbor Realty is a family owned and operated small business in Westport MA. Family members include Karen Martin, Dean Martin and Nicole Martin Wood.  Plus, dedicated team members who share our core value of providing the utmost in Customer service and satisfaction.We strive to treat you like family with a genuine desire to help and be your trusted guide every step of the way, when buying or selling a home. We have been helping home buyers & sellers since 2003 and wouldn't be around All t...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Whether you are selling your home or renting it out, hosting an open house or a virtual showing is a great way to attract potential buyers or renters. An open house or a virtual showing allows you to showcase your home’s features, amenities, and location, and to answer any questions that the visitors might have. However, hosting an open house or a virtual showing requires some preparation and planning. Here are some tips on how to host a successful open house or virtual showing.Prepare Your HomeBefore you invite anyone to see your home, you need to make sure that your home is in its best condition. You want to make a good first impression and highlight your home’s strengths. Here are some things to do: Clean and declutter your home. Remove any personal items, such as photos, magazines, ...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
If you are planning to sell your home, rent it out, or showcase it on social media, you might want to hire a professional photographer to capture its best features. A professional photo shoot can make your home look more appealing, spacious, and inviting to potential buyers, renters, or followers. However, before you schedule a photo shoot, you need to prepare your home for the camera. Here are some tips on how to get your home ready for a professional photo shoot.Clean and DeclutterThe first and most important step is to clean and declutter your home. A clean and tidy home will look more spacious, bright, and attractive in photos. You don’t want any dust, dirt, stains, or clutter to distract from your home’s beauty. Here are some things to do: Dust and wipe all surfaces, including furn...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
If you are planning to sell your home, you might be wondering how to make it more appealing to potential buyers. One of the most effective ways to do that is to stage your home, which means to prepare it for sale by highlighting its best features, creating a positive impression, and making it look spacious, clean, and inviting.Home staging is not the same as decorating. Decorating is about personal style, while staging is about making your home attractive to the largest number of buyers. Staging can also help you sell your home faster and for a higher price, as research has shown that staged homes sell three times faster than non-staged homes, and 70% of real estate agents stated that home staging increased the offer value on a house by up to 10%.So, how can you stage your home effectiv...
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
Here are my Top Staging Tips that cost Nothing. I'm so Passionate about Staging a Home to sell because I have seen the remarkable results. Time and Time again. Staging is Proven to sell your home quicker and for more money.  See my 4 min. Youtube video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgkwQtZvUS8        ~ Safe Harbor Realty is a family owned and operated small business in Westport MA. Family members include Karen Martin, Dean Martin and Nicole Martin Wood.  Plus, dedicated team members who share our core value of providing the utmost in Customer service and satisfaction.We strive to treat you like family with a genuine desire to help and be your trusted guide every step of the way, when buying or selling a home. We have been helping home buyers & sellers since 2003 and wouldn't be a...
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By Westchester Modular Homes Inc, Serving NY, NJ, PA, CT, NH, RI, MA, VT & ME
(Westchester Modular Homes Inc)
YOU ARE INVITED to attend our PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, May 4thth, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM where you can tour the factory, design center and our model homes. Please RSVP today @ https://www.wmh-factory-tour.com/ and choose your tour time. Complimentary refreshments will be served. LOCATION: Westchester Modular Homes, Inc 30 Reagans Mill Rd Wingdale NY 12594 RSVP NOW and select your tour time at https://www.wmh-factory-tour.com/ to learn everything about custom modular homes...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
If you are looking to sell your home in the competitive real estate market, you need to stand out from the crowd and attract potential buyers. One of the most effective ways to do that is by using virtual tours and video marketing to showcase your home.Virtual tours are interactive online experiences that allow buyers to explore your home from anywhere, anytime, and on any device. They can see every detail of your home, from the floor plan to the furniture, and even zoom in on specific features. Video marketing is a powerful tool that can showcase your home’s best qualities, such as the location, the neighborhood, the amenities, and the lifestyle. You can use video to tell a story, highlight the benefits, and create an emotional connection with the buyers.Here are some tips on how to us...
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