Carol Snider & Laura Snider Cooperman, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Metrowest Real Estate


Although there are a lot of sound reasons for hiring a real estate agent to help you sell your home, objectivity is near the top of the list.

Homeowners, when left to their own devices, tend to overprice their property and overlook easy, inexpensive ways to improve curb appeal and overall marketability.

There's both an art and a science to effectively selling residential real estate, and when either of these aspects are neglected (the art or the science), opportunities for a speedy sale are often missed.

Whether it's because of emotional attachments to the property or a lack of knowledge about real estate marketing, home sellers sometimes undermine the sales process and send prospective buyers scurrying. If you're considering putting your house on the market in the near future, here are a few tips to help you maximize your chances for producing the best possible results.

  • Avoid the temptation to price your house too high. Other than emotional attachment, some homeowners inflate their asking price because they're not on a strict timetable and can afford to wait. They incorrectly assume that if they wait long enough and show their home to enough interested prospects, they'll eventually get their high asking price. While that strategy may seem to make sense at first, it's actually based on a false premise. Once an overpriced house lingers on the market for months, its desirability drops sharply. Not only will prospective buyers assume that something's wrong with it, but they'll also catch on quickly to the fact that you're asking too much for the property. Unless an eccentric millionaire comes along who is absolutely in love with your house and has no qualms about writing out a large check for more than the house is worth, chances are your property will linger on the market indefinitely. In the vast majority of cases, house hunters are looking for a home that makes financial sense and provides a decent amount of investment value. Also worth considering is the fact that a property priced well above its fair market value could make it difficult or impossible for an interested prospect to obtain bank financing.
  • It's usually a mistake to assume the house will sell itself. Failing to price a property competitively, maximize its curb appeal, and keep the interior looking impeccable at all times is a recipe for disappointment. Since first impressions are crucially important in attracting prospective buyers, no detail should be overlooked when putting a home on the market. When you consider the competitive nature of the real estate market and the fact that most serious prospects are going to carefully evaluate all aspects of a home before making an offer, it makes sense for you, the home seller, to avoid placing barriers, stumbling blocks, or disincentives in the path of potential buyers.
A seasoned real estate agent can provide you with the necessary advice, guidance, and marketing help needed to avoid mistakes and increase your chances for a fast sale.


164 Newbury Street, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$389,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
If you are looking for a cream-puff property with convenience, then this is it! Gently lived in 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath split level home on a side street but only 0.4 miles to the Mass Pike Exit 13 entrance and 0.6 miles to Stop & Shop. All the wonderful shopping and restaurants that Framingham/Natick have to offer minutes away. Lovely Living Room with wood burning fireplace and picture window connects to the Dining Room with replaced slider to the wood deck overlooking the wooded backyard. Handicap Ramp, included or can be removed, to the rear deck allows access to the first floor. Master Bedroom with double-closet, two other bedrooms and a full bath with grab bars round out the first floor. Finished lower level with tile floor (2013) and bulkhead access provides flexible space. Half bath with laundry and utility sink. Utility/Storage Room with workbench, shelving and cedar closet. New roof 2017. Vinyl siding for easy maintenance. Hot water heater 2015. New washer/dryer 2017 included.
Open House
Saturday
May 12 at 12:00 PM to 1:45 PM
New to market. Super convenient location!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 164 Newbury Street, Framingham, MA 01701    Get Directions





164 Newbury Street, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$389,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
If you are looking for a cream-puff property with convenience, then this is it! Gently lived in 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath split level home on a side street but only 0.4 miles to the Mass Pike Exit 13 entrance and 0.6 miles to Stop & Shop. All the wonderful shopping and restaurants that Framingham/Natick have to offer minutes away. Lovely Living Room with wood burning fireplace and picture window connects to the Dining Room with replaced slider to the wood deck overlooking the wooded backyard. Handicap Ramp, included or can be removed, to the rear deck allows access to the first floor. Master Bedroom with double-closet, two other bedrooms and a full bath with grab bars round out the first floor. Finished lower level with tile floor (2013) and bulkhead access provides flexible space. Half bath with laundry and utility sink. Utility/Storage Room with workbench, shelving and cedar closet. New roof 2017. Vinyl siding for easy maintenance. Hot water heater 2015. New washer/dryer 2017 included.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses





5 Lyman Way Extension, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$674,999
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Totally renovated, gorgeous, 9 rm, 4 bdrm, 2.5 bth colonial in desirable N. Fram neighborhood on cul de sac. Many updates! Open floor plan - newer kitchen, island, granite counter tops, pantry, skylight and stainless appliances - ideal for entertaining! Composite deck leads to fenced in, level backyard. Stylish first floor powder rm w/marble flooring, vanity and granite. Bright dining rm w/bay window. Cozy living rm w/ gas fireplace. Custom maple flooring, recess lighting and neutral décor throughout. 4 large bdrms w/ hardwood flooring and custom closets. Sun-filled master bdrm w/huge walk in closet. Master bath with dble sinks, granite, jetted tub, shower, and cathedral ceiling. Beautiful second full bth w/dbl sinks, granite, tub/shower. Finished, newly carpeted basement - amazing space for family and friends! Dual Mitsubishi heating/cooling units and additional unfinished storage space. Beautifully landscaped, tranquil setting. Walk to schools, shops, and rail trail.
Open House
Saturday
May 12 at 2:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Stunning colonial on cul-de-sac brand new to market!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 5 Lyman Way Extension, Framingham, MA 01701    Get Directions





5 Lyman Way Extension, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$674,999
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Totally renovated, gorgeous, 9 rm, 4 bdrm, 2.5 bth colonial in desirable N. Fram neighborhood on cul de sac. Many updates! Open floor plan - newer kitchen, island, granite counter tops, pantry, skylight and stainless appliances - ideal for entertaining! Composite deck leads to fenced in, level backyard. Stylish first floor powder rm w/marble flooring, vanity and granite. Bright dining rm w/bay window. Cozy living rm w/ gas fireplace. Custom maple flooring, recess lighting and neutral décor throughout. 4 large bdrms w/ hardwood flooring and custom closets. Sun-filled master bdrm w/huge walk in closet. Master bath with dble sinks, granite, jetted tub, shower, and cathedral ceiling. Beautiful second full bth w/dbl sinks, granite, tub/shower. Finished, newly carpeted basement - amazing space for family and friends! Dual Mitsubishi heating/cooling units and additional unfinished storage space. Beautifully landscaped, tranquil setting. Walk to schools, shops, and rail trail.
Open House
Saturday
May 12 at 2:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Stunning colonial on cul-de-sac brand new to market!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 5 Lyman Way Extension, Framingham, MA 01701    Get Directions






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