Alison Brown, Realtor, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage President’s Elite, CRS, CBR


Selling a house may prove to be difficult, particularly for those who are competing against dozens of rival sellers in the same city or town. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to gain a competitive advantage over rivals in a fierce housing market.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get a leg up on the home selling competition.

1. Focus on Curb Appeal

How your residence looks to buyers can have far-flung effects on the house selling journey. Thus, if you allocate time and resources to upgrade your house's curb appeal, you can differentiate your home from all others in your area. And as a result, you could speed up the home selling cycle.

To enhance your home's curb appeal, eliminate clutter and debris in front of your residence. Also, if there is any damaged home siding, you should fix this problem.

If you are unsure about how to improve your home's curb appeal on your own, you can always hire professionals to help you out, too. These professionals will take the guesswork out of home exterior improvements and allow you to upgrade your residence's curb appeal without delay.

2. Set an Aggressive Initial Asking Price

If you price your home too high, you risk alienating prospective buyers. Or, if you price your house too low, you risk missing out on the chance to optimize your home sale earnings.

Ultimately, it is beneficial to establish an aggressive initial home asking price. If you learn about the local housing market, you can compare your residence to available houses in your city or town. Then, you can use this housing market data to help you establish a competitive initial asking price for your home.

You may want to conduct a home appraisal as well. That way, you can receive a property valuation that you can use to help you set an aggressive initial home asking price.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

Navigating a fierce housing market often is challenging for first-time and experienced house sellers alike. Lucky for you, real estate agents are available who can help you simplify the house selling journey.

By hiring a real estate agent, you can collaborate with a home selling expert. Typically, a real estate agent will work with you to create a custom home selling strategy. And when you are prepared to sell your home, a real estate agent will ensure that you can put this plan into effect and achieve the best-possible results.

Furthermore, a real estate agent will help you review any offers to purchase your house. He or she is happy to provide honest, unbiased home selling recommendations. By doing so, a real estate agent will help you immediately sell your residence and get the best price for your home.

Ready to sell your house? Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and you can quickly and effortlessly sell your home in a competitive real estate market.



19 Quarry Road, Medfield, MA 02052

Single-Family

$1,450,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3/2
Full/Half Baths
Young 4 bedroom custom colonial located in Medfield's Premier "Woodcliff Hills" located on the Dover/Westwood line. A beautiful 2 story entry welcomes you to this elegant yet very comfortable home. Off the foyer is a office /library with its beautiful built-ins as well as the formal gas fire-placed living room connected with impressive curved entryway to dining area with tray ceiling. Gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances and custom cream-colored cabinetry, over-sized kitchen island and dining area. The great room with coffered ceiling, custom windows, stone fireplace connects you to the outside deck and screened porch and overlooks a beautiful level yard. The mud room w/cubbies and beadboard detail . Deluxe master suite with back-lit tray ceiling, sitting room, dual closets with custom built-ins and gorgeous master bath. All bedrooms are of good sized with walk in closets, one en suite bath. Incredible finished basement w/half bath and exercise room. A home to be treasured!
Open House
Sunday
April 14 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
An exquisite Colwell Home - built in 2009 - young and well cared for -
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 19 Quarry Road, Medfield, MA 02052    Get Directions

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19 Quarry Road, Medfield, MA 02052

Single-Family

$1,450,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3/2
Full/Half Baths
Young 4 bedroom custom colonial located in Medfield's Premier "Woodcliff Hills" located on the Dover/Westwood line. A beautiful 2 story entry welcomes you to this elegant yet very comfortable home. Off the foyer is a office /library with its beautiful built-ins as well as the formal gas fire-placed living room connected with impressive curved entryway to dining area with tray ceiling. Gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances and custom cream-colored cabinetry, over-sized kitchen island and dining area. The great room with coffered ceiling, custom windows, stone fireplace connects you to the outside deck and screened porch and overlooks a beautiful level yard. The mud room w/cubbies and beadboard detail . Deluxe master suite with back-lit tray ceiling, sitting room, dual closets with custom built-ins and gorgeous master bath. All bedrooms are of good sized with walk in closets, one en suite bath. Incredible finished basement w/half bath and exercise room. A home to be treasured!
Open House
Sunday
April 14 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
An exquisite Colwell Home - built in 2009 - young and well cared for -
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 19 Quarry Road, Medfield, MA 02052    Get Directions

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117 Cleveland Street, Norfolk, MA 02056

Single-Family

$685,000
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome home to this striking 4-bedroom custom colonial with wrap around farmer's porch set on over 4 acres. Lovingly maintained, you will find hardwoods throughout, an updated kitchen with white and grey cabinetry, quartz counter tops and stainless steel appliances, nice center island and dining area with windows on 3 sides allowing plenty of natural light and private wooded views. The kitchen opens up to fireplaced family room with plantation shutters. All bedrooms have hardwood flooring and are great sized. Master bedroom with French doors open to over-sized master bath and walk-in closet. Surprising and spacious finished, open floor plan basement, including: TV room, large game room, office, and kitchenette. Pergo flooring throughout, with large Palladian windows and two sliders to private back yard and woods. Extras include large cedar closet, window seat, ceiling fans, and built-in bookshelves.
Open House
Sunday
April 14 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
This is one fabulous home - great natural light throughout the home, hardwood flooring, updated white gourmet kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 car attached garage and incredible finished walk out basement with kitchenette!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 117 Cleveland Street, Norfolk, MA 02056    Get Directions

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Floods are one of the most terrifying events to occur in any home, especially if it’s the result of a natural disaster. As expected, your priority should be the safety of your family, and while you make arrangements for their protection, you can do the following things before repairs start. 

1. The first step is to cut off the power supply

Be very careful before going in to grab items as flood water could carry an electrical current to electrocute you or even cause a fire, as well as bring bacteria and microbes into your home. Locate your circuit panel and shut off all power circuits, even if the power from the grid is off. Watch out for signs of potential danger, like a collapsed roof. If the home appears unsafe to enter, do not attempt to go inside.

2. Document Everything

Since you do not know how long it will take before the insurance process kicks in, you will need to start compiling documentation of everything. Pictures and videos are essential, as well as written reports about the condition of the home. If the house worsens after the initial damage let your records reflect it. The claims adjuster will carry out another investigation on getting to your property and the more information you offer, the better informed they can be during their assessment.

3. Begin the Repair Process

As soon as you can, drain the water from your home. If you have a sump pump, you can elect to do it yourself, or you could decide to hire an expert for the job. Take extra caution when paying for services if your claims adjuster is not done assessing the degree of the damage. It’s advisable that you keep receipts for whatever you purchase, no matter how unimportant you think it is. 

4. Be Patient and Cautious

If your region was declared a disaster area because of the flood, you might have to spend a long time before you get access to repair services. Protect yourself from repair scams by asking anyone who comes to your home to provide identification and confirmation that they are from your insurance company, as many conmen often use this con to defraud victims.

If you need special help and assistance from FEMA or other relief agencies, don't hesitate to reach out to them.




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