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


Whether you're looking for the house of your dreams or the spouse of your dreams, it helps to write up a detailed description of the qualities that matter most to you!

While your goals should be realistic and attainable, you do not want to compromise your standards or aim too low.

In the case of house hunting, there are many conditions which will directly affect the success of your search.

Here are some of the main ones.

  1. Your budget: All things being equal -- the higher your budget, the greater your chances for getting everything on your wish list. The most desirable locations, lot size, amenities, and square footage often come with a price. The same can be said of homes that are in optimal condition with lots of recent updates, improvements, and energy efficient or high-tech features.
  2. The real estate market: Three factors which will invariably affect the outcome of your real estate search will be the local real estate inventory (the number of properties available -- especially those in your price range), the law of supply and demand, and property values in your chosen geographic area.
  3. Your real estate agent: Choosing a real estate agent who's experienced, resourceful, and dedicated can prove to be a significant advantage in finding a home that matches your budget, your goals, and your desired lifestyle. Once you've decided what you want in your next home, an agent or Realtor can show you houses on the market that will meet many, if not all, of your requirements.
  4. Your wish list: Creating a list of property features and characteristics that you absolutely must have in your next home will help ensure that you get them. A carefully thought-out "wish list" is also a vital aspect of your search for the perfect or "near perfect" home. By creating a clear mental picture of your ideal living space, location, and environment, you'll be increasing your chances of finding a home that meets all your expectations. There are literally dozens of features to keep in mind, including architectural style, square footage, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the size of the lot, distance from the street, privacy, the spaciousness of the kitchen, and the layout of adjacent living areas. If you plan on doing a lot of entertaining, for example, you might prefer an open floor plan. Features like a screened-in porch, a patio, and a large backyard are often major wish-list items for homeowners who enjoy outdoor living. Other items to consider may include things like a fireplace, a finished basement, a convenient laundry room, and a two-car garage. Proximity to stores, quality schools, medical/dental services, and recreation areas will also be key factors in the selection of your future home.
Thanks to the Internet and the many home improvement websites you'll find online, it's easy to get clear picture of your dream home, the countless decorating possibilities, and the many landscaping options available to you.


Although you've enjoyed your residence for many years, all good things must come to an end. Now, as you get ready to embark on the next stage of your life, you've decided to leave your neighbors behind and sell your house.

Ultimately, there are many reasons why you should include your neighbors in the home selling process, including:

1. Your neighbors can help you promote your residence.

It may be tough to tell your neighbors that you plan to relocate in the foreseeable future. However, doing so may help you stir up interest from many potential property buyers.

For example, a neighbor may know a family member or friend who is interested in moving into the neighborhood. And if you give this neighbor a heads-up about your intent to sell your house, you may already have at least one person who is interested in buying your house as soon as it becomes available.

Your neighbors also can share your property listing with assorted family members and friends. In addition, don't forget to encourage your neighbors to promote your house on social media.

2. Your neighbors may be able to offer home selling insights.

Your neighborhood likely is full of property owners who understand the ins and outs of buying a house. Furthermore, your neighbors may be able to provide home selling insights that you might struggle to obtain elsewhere.

It never hurts to ask a neighbor what he or she thinks of your home. By doing so, you can gain honest, unbiased feedback about your residence and may be able to identify problem areas that you previously did not consider. Then, you can allocate the time and resources to improve your home's exterior and interior and ensure your house stands out in a competitive real estate market.

3. Your neighbors can help keep your neighborhood looking great.

Your neighbors may want you to stay in the neighborhood. But if your neighbors are true friends, they will probably do whatever they can to help you achieve your desired home selling results.

Letting your neighbors know that you plan to list your house may lead them to upgrade their properties as well. This may enable all of the houses in a neighborhood to stand out to visitors and will make it simple for homebuyers to envision what life would be like if they moved into the neighborhood.

Lastly, if you need extra help as you get ready to sell your home, feel free to reach out to a real estate agent. With a housing market professional at your side, you should have no trouble navigating the home selling journey.

A real estate agent will provide expert tips throughout each stage of the home selling process. Plus, he or she will set up home showings, negotiate with property buyers on your behalf and do everything possible to simplify the home selling cycle.

Collaborate with your neighbors throughout the home selling journey, and you can boost your chances of a quick home sale.


This Single-Family in Framingham, MA recently sold for $530,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Carol Snider and Laura Snider Cooperman - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


32 Edith Road, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$495,000
Price
$530,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
One of a kind customized 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath El Dorado ranch w/ 2-car garage! Beautifully maintained and expanded by longtime owner, this spacious 2,441 SF home has abundant storage & 2 ADDITIONS that have enhanced one-floor living at its best! Set on a gorgeous 1/2 acre+ landscaped lot abutting the Aqueduct in the convenient Pinefield neighborhood, the house features a custom wood cabinet kitchen with tile flooring, a family room that opens to the fabulous 1989 cathedral ceiling Great Room addition w/ walls of windows overlooking the partially fenced yard with 2 sheds and patio. Spacious Living-Dining Rooms boasts a wood-burning fireplace with teak mantle. Lovely gardens, pristine lawn and privacy! A 1993 addition increased the size of the home, adding practical storage rooms, pantries, furnace room, garage and workshop. This home is perfect for a growing family or for those who want the ease of 1 floor living. Central A/C, Irrigation, Roof 2011, freshly painted, insulated windows





1267 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA 01602

Tatnuck

Single-Family

$216,700
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Located in convenient West Tatnuck and 0.3 miles to the West Tatnuck Elementary School is this 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, full-basement ranch which has been lovingly maintained by its original owner. Fabulous outdoor living in the front-to-back enclosed, screened-in porch with indoor-outdoor carpeting, ceiling fan and windows. Beautiful hardwood floors in Living Room + bedrooms! Lovely & efficient European Kitchen with rollout drawers, tile floor and dining area. Large Family Room in finished lower level with built-in desks, shelving, walk-in cedar closet and walk-in storage closet. Living Rm, Kitchen and main Bath freshly painted. Utility Room with workbench, cabinets, shelving and laundry area with double-soapstone sink and Washer/Dryer included. Large unfinished lower level Storage Room. Replaced Marvin windows. Town water/sewer. Central A/C. Gas heat. Water heater ~2016. Roof 2006. Beautiful gardens in backyard with patio and shed! Move-in and enjoy this great neighborhood!
Open House
Saturday
August 04 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
New listing and First Open House! Don't miss out on this one-owner home in convenient location. Gorgeous gardens and screened porch perfect for entertaining and enjoying the outside. Two full baths and finished lower level. Lots of great features. Move-in ready!
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1267 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA 01602

Tatnuck

Single-Family

$216,700
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Located in convenient West Tatnuck and 0.3 miles to the West Tatnuck Elementary School is this 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, full-basement ranch which has been lovingly maintained by its original owner. Fabulous outdoor living in the front-to-back enclosed, screened-in porch with indoor-outdoor carpeting, ceiling fan and windows. Beautiful hardwood floors in Living Room + bedrooms! Lovely & efficient European Kitchen with rollout drawers, tile floor and dining area. Large Family Room in finished lower level with built-in desks, shelving, walk-in cedar closet and walk-in storage closet. Living Rm, Kitchen and main Bath freshly painted. Utility Room with workbench, cabinets, shelving and laundry area with double-soapstone sink and Washer/Dryer included. Large unfinished lower level Storage Room. Replaced Marvin windows. Town water/sewer. Central A/C. Gas heat. Water heater ~2016. Roof 2006. Beautiful gardens in backyard with patio and shed! Move-in and enjoy this great neighborhood!
Open House
Saturday
August 04 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
New listing and First Open House! Don't miss out on this one-owner home in convenient location. Gorgeous gardens and screened porch perfect for entertaining and enjoying the outside. Two full baths and finished lower level. Lots of great features. Move-in ready!
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 1267 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA 01602    Get Directions






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