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By Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA
(Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com)
Sharon MA is a wonderful bedroom community centrally located within a half hour train ride of either Boston or Providence.  One trip to this fair city and you will quickly see why it has made the Best Places to Live lists for both Time and CNN Money.  Here is a quick recap of your February 2015 Sharon MA Home Sales Report. The MLS Property Information Network reports that there were a total of six Sharon MA homes sold in February 2015.  This was up slightly from the same time last year.  One reason that Sharon is a great community to live in is because you can get wonderful homes on a decent sized lot in just about every price point.  For example, one Buyer purchased a 3 bed/1 bath, 1092 square foot Ranch-style home on almost one acre of land for just $305,000.  Meanwhile, someone else ...
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By Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA
(Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com)
I don't know about you, but I am really ready for spring.  Snow is fun for the first few days, but I am over it now.  The real estate market all along the Northeast has taken a hard hit due to the weather.  However, it appears to be business as usual for Sharon MA home sales.  Here's a rundown of the January 2015 Sharon MA Home Sales Report according to the MLS Property Information Network. A total of eight Sharon MA homes were sold between January 1st and January 31st this year.  While this may be a 46.7% drop off from home sales in December of 2014, it is the exact same amount of homes that were sold in January 2014.  One Sharon MA Buyer purchased a charming 4 bed/2 bath, 1632 square foot Antique Colonial on a quiet cul-de-sac for $365,000.  Another lucky Buyer is now the owner of a 5...
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By Nina Rogoff, Wix Websites for Real Estate Agents
Perfect Time to Prepare Your Home for Sale! This is the view from our front porch this afternoon. The snow is up to the top step and almost covering our fence. It's still snowing, too!  If you're looking to buy a house in Sharon MA, it's a bit frustrating right now. Showings get cancelled because buyers simply can't get out and homeowners don't want people tracking snow into their houses. However, if you are planning to sell your home this Spring, it's the perfect time to get ready!   First, let's set up a time to meet so you can tell me more about your time frame and your house. I'd love to hear what features attracted you to your house.  After that, we can sit down and go through the Comparitive Market Analysis (CMA) information that I will bring. This is how we identify the price ran...
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By Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA
(Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com)
The 2014 Sharon MA home sales year in review showed that total sales were down while the average sale price increased slightly from 2013.  This seems to be the trend in the area's real estate.  If it sounds familiar, that is because we saw the same thing for 2014 home sales in Canton, Milton and Stoughton. According to the MLS Property Information Network, a total of 188 Sharon MA homes were sold in 2014.  That is 23.9% lower than the total sales in 2013.  One Stoughton MA Buyer purchased a 2 bed/1 bath, 1073 square foot fixer upper for $180,000 during the summer after just over a month on the market.  This was $5,000 over the asking price.  The highest price paid for a Stoughton MA property was $1,800,000.  That Buyer paid $451,000 (over the list price) for an 8 bed/ 3 full and 2 half ...
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By Nina Rogoff, Wix Websites for Real Estate Agents
Trivia Contest to Celebrate Sharon MA 250th Anniversary Did you know that the Town of Sharon MA is celebrating its 250th Anniversary in 2015? Take a look at the beautiful logo Nancy Fyler designed (pictured to the right). There's a whole year's worth of activities planned, to gather the community and recognize our town's special anniversary. The first event was the "First Day" celebration on January 1st. There were bands, magicians, entertainers, hay rides, a bonfire and more right in the center of Post Office Square. It was a cold day but everyone enjoyed the celebration! One ongoing event is the Trivia Contest which will be running every week throughout the year. You can submit your answer to that week's triva question by emailing sharon@wickedlocal.com. Answers must be submitted by M...
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By Nina Rogoff, Wix Websites for Real Estate Agents
2014 Year End Real Estate Market Report for Sharon MA The real estate market for single family homes in Sharon MA finished 2014 with shrinking inventory and a higher Average Sales Price than ever before. In 2014, a total of 188 single family homes sold in Sharon; the smallest real estate market in Sharon since 2011. Houses sold at a much faster pace this year, with an Average Days on Market of 35, compared to 48 in 2013.* Single family houses sold in prices ranging from $180,000 for a 2-bedroom, 1 bathroom "Handyman Special" to $1.8 Million for Stoneholm, a 19th century mansion on the National Historic Register, which has since had its property subdivided in 6 lots. The Average Sales Price rose to $532,817, a 2% increase over the Average Sales Price of $521,750 in 2013.  With the low in...
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By Nina Rogoff, Wix Websites for Real Estate Agents
ActiveRain Community Guidelines Create Standards for Excellence ActiveRain has given almost 250,000 people in the real estate industry a voice! We can achieve amazing things with this voice; collectively and individually. One aspect that I appreciate the most is the opportunity to share and develop Standards of Excellence in my work as a Realtor. The first paragraph of the ActiveRain Community Guidelines is called "Respect the Real Estate Industry". To me, this represents the powerful opportunity to overcome the negative stereotypes about real estate agents. I gain so many terrific ideas from other people's posts about ways to continually elevate the service I provide to my clients and the ways in which I can better organize and manage my business for myself.  I always admired Sy Syms' ...
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By Nina Rogoff, Wix Websites for Real Estate Agents
Sharon MA Real Estate Market Report - December 2014 Despite the holidays and school vacation, 15 single family homes sold in Sharon MA in December, according to the Mutiple Listing Service Property Information Network (MLSPIN). This was the the same number sold in October and November combined. Most of the homes were originally listed for sale in September and October with closing dates in December. The average sales price of homes sold in December 2014 was $481,947 with a Sales Price to List Price Ratio (SP:LP) of 97. In other words, on average the houses sold for 97% of the price at which they were listed at the time of the offer. The Average Days on Market (DOM) for these properties was 72, which is twice as long as the Average Days on Market for all single family homes sold in Sharo...
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By Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA
(Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com)
I hope everyone had a great Christmas yesterday.  The single digit Sharon MA home sale figures continued last month, while prices continued to decline.  What specifically did the Sharon MA Home Sales Report for November 2014 say?  Here is a brief recap. According to the MLS Property Information Network, a total of seven single-family homes were sold in Sharon MA between November 1st and November 30th, 2014.  This is a slight decrease from the eight sold the previous month and a 65% drop off from the same time last year.  One Sharon MA Buyer purchased a 3 bed/1 bath, 1202 square foot Ranch-style home for just $275,000.  At the top of last month's sales, someone bought a beautiful 3 bed/2.5 bath, 4300 square foot Colonial for $757,000.  Both of these were below their original list price. ...
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By Nina Rogoff, Wix Websites for Real Estate Agents
Your Buyers Agent Does More Than Write Up the Offer! Most buyers start their search for a home on the Internet. In fact, the National Association of Realtors (NAR), says more than 90% of buyers start there. As you look at listings online, you will start to identify the style of home and features that you'd like to find. You might be narrowing down which town and neighborhoods to consider. Even if you are just starting your house search, and are not ready to buy a home, this is the time to meet with an agent who will represent you when you are ready.   Why meet with an agent now? Because your Buyers' Agent does more than just write up the offer. Your Buyers' Agent is a full-time, professional REALTOR. This is her/his career. She has expertise, knowledge and experience in helping people m...
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By Nina Rogoff, Wix Websites for Real Estate Agents
5 Seller Strategies for When Your House Isn't Selling Getting your home sold is a function of pricing it for what it's worth on the market. That worth is referred to as "market value". Buyers set the market value by what they will pay for a home. Your REALTOR will look at the prices of recently sold homes that are most like yours and present you with a suggested list price to attract buyers. Sometimes, a seller has a particular number in their head or a certain amount they feel they need to recoup from the sale of their home. However, if those numbers do not represent market value, the house will not sell.  Here are 5 Strategies for When Your House Isn't Selling. You may have to consider one or more of these strategies. Talk with your REALTOR who is best able to advise you. 1. Lower the...
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By Nina Rogoff, Wix Websites for Real Estate Agents
Sharon MA Real Estate Market Report - November 2014   Home Prices in Sharon MA for November 2014 Real estate market data for Sharon MA provided by Nina Rogoff of RE/MAX Executive Realty. As of November 30, 2014 there have been 173 single family homes sold in Sharon MA that were listed in the Multiple Listing Service Property Information Network (MLSPIN). That represents a 27.6% decrease in the number of homes sold compared to the 239 homes sold at this time last year. However, the Average Sales Price this year has increased to $538,571, up 3.3% from last year. In addition, the overall average number of days until an offer is received has decreased to 35 this year, down from last year's average of 48 days. We continue to experience a strong sellers' market with the current inventory of h...
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By Nina Rogoff, Wix Websites for Real Estate Agents
Current Inventory of Homes for Sale in Sharon MA - December 1, 2014 Real estate market data for Sharon MA provided by Nina Rogoff of RE/MAX Executive Realty. Inventory of Single Family Homes for Sale The number of single family homes for sale in Sharon MA has been declining steadily since the peak in July and August when there were 54 homes for sale. As of December 1, there are 33 single family homes on the market. Prices of the current inventory of homes for sale in Sharon MA range from $319,900 for a 3 bedroom, 1 bath ranch to $2,850,000 for a custom built home on 57 acres. While Average List Prices decreased steadily between January and June they have been rising since then. With 4 homes currently listed over $1.225 Million and another 2 listed just under $1M the Average List Price o...
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By Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA
(Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com)
Any Buyer interested in purchasing a Sharon MA home should be pretty excited right now.  The October 2014 Sharon MA home sales report figures released by the MLS Property Information Network show a significant drop in both total sales and average sale price from the same time last year.  Could this possibly mean that Sharon MA Home Buyers may have a bit of an upper hand in negotiations? A total of eight Sharon MA homes were sold in October 2014.  This is a huge decrease from the previous October's 21 total sold.  However, as you can see in the graph above, October 2013 sales seem to have been an anomaly.  The eight we saw sold in October 2014 is more in keeping with the typical 8-10 sold in October for the last five years.  The Sharon MA homes sold in October 2014 ranged from a 5 bed/1 ...
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By Nina Rogoff, Wix Websites for Real Estate Agents
11 ways to Improve the 1st Impression of Your Home First impressions are lasting impressions, as the saying goes. Whether you are getting ready to sell your home in Sharon MA or just getting ready for the holidays, here are 11 ways to improve the 1st impression of your home. 1. Walkway - Do you have broken pavers, flagstone or concrete that jut up above the other parts of your walk? This can be a tripping hazard for anyone coming to your home. It also gives the impression that you don't take care of your home...and this before the person is even inside! Contact a stone mason to solve the problem. I can help you identify stone masons whose clients have provided excellent recommendations. 2. Bushes - Nobody wants to fight with your bushes to get to the front door or worry about snagging t...
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By Nina Rogoff, Wix Websites for Real Estate Agents
Do you have a home that buyers want? One of the most difficult things for sellers is to look at their home through the eyes of a buyer. After all, you've lived in the home for years and have made great memories there. You don't think twice about the cracked bedroom window or the bricks that have been damaged by frost heaves. You've managed all these years with a shower and no tub, and so what if your formica counters have a few chips. They're still functional, right?  Just as we don't like criticism about our family members, we don't like to think that other people don't LOVE our home as we do! As your REALTOR, this is one of the areas in which I can help you. Let's walk through your home and look at it through the eyes of today's buyers. I will give you a checklist of what buyers in ou...
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By Nina Rogoff, Wix Websites for Real Estate Agents
A Home Inspection Report Doesn't Mean You Have to Run for the Hills A home inspector's job is to provide buyers with a documented, professional opinion of a home. They do this by visually evaluating the home inside and out, and by testing the home's systems and appliances to determine their current condition. A home inspector will identify areas that do not meet the local building code and that are identifiable as unsafe. But, the home inspector's report doesn't mean  you have to run for the hills. The home inspector's job is to point out everything that she or he sees and finds upon testing. It doesn't mean that the house is a disaster! While there are the rare occasions when a home inspector may tell buyers, "I think you should walk away from this house" the inspector will usually rec...
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By Nina Rogoff, Wix Websites for Real Estate Agents
  Homes for Sale Sharon MA - From Low to High As of November 16, there are 37 single family homes for sale in Sharon MA. The list prices range from $335,000 for a 3 bedroom, 1 bath home, 1,466 sq. ft. with 1-car garage all the way up to $2,850,000 for a 5 bedroom, 6 1/2 bath custom home to be built on 57 acres.  There are 15, 3-bedroom homes for sale in Sharon with an average list price of $474,747. These homes represent a range of Ranch, Cape, Split-level and Colonial style houses. Most have at least 2 bathrooms and a garage, but only about half of these homes have central air. While two of these homes are new construction, most were built before 1955. So far this year, there have been 78, 3-bedroom homes sold with an average sales price of $432,622. There are 16, 4-bedroom homes on th...
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By Nina Rogoff, Wix Websites for Real Estate Agents
Homes for Sale in Sharon MA Selling Strong! Home Sales Information Since Jan. 1, 2014 Since January 1, 2014, 168 Single Family Homes have sold in Sharon MA.* Of those, there were 53 homes that sold at, or above, list price. The average sales price of these 53 homes is $521,169. This is a reflection of the strong Sellers' Market in Sharon MA, which means there is not enough inventory to satisfy buyer demand.     While 14 of these 53 single family homes sold at list price, 39 homes in Sharon MA sold ABOVE list price! The highest of these was Stoneholm, a mid-19th century stone mansion of 6,882 sq. ft. and 1.87 acres which sold for $451,000 ABOVE the $1,349,000 list price. This gracious, property, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was sold to a developer who has ...
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By Nina Rogoff, Wix Websites for Real Estate Agents
3 Easy Ways to Prevent Water from Getting into Your Home! We've all heard horror stories about people who have had flooded basements. You may be one of those people who had to deal with the clean up, damage and the loss of belongings. Even if a small amount of water gets into your home, it can cause wood to rot, and plaster and paint to peel leaving behind a trail of efflorescence...the salts left behind when the water evaporates. It's just like having a sign that says, "Water Was Here"! There are 3 easy ways to prevent water from getting into your home! You may be able to address some or all of these yourself.  1. Clean the gutters! Gutters that are clogged with leaves, sticks and pine needles don't allow rain water to get through to the downspouts. Instead, water will spill over the g...
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