Hopkinton MA Real Estate | Donna Coakley McGowan - Millennium Realty


If you have hired a realtor to help you sell your home, you have already taken care of a good amount of the job that needs to be done to get the home sold at the right price. There is one important thing that you need to tend to as a seller- that’s getting your home ready to be shown. Once the home is on the market, your realtor will work with you to schedule open houses and times for the home to be shown privately. Whether you only have a few hours or a day or two to prepare for a home showing, there are a few certain areas that you need to tend to in order to help your home appear clean and tidy to impress buyers. 


Sweep Up


It doesn’t take very long to sweep down your hardwood and tile floors. After you do this, run over the floors with a mop to remove any stains that may be present on the floor. 


The Dust Rag Is Your Friend


If you have time, you can do a deep clean of your home. It also doesn’t take a long time to go over the surfaces of your home with a duster. Getting up the dust will not only make your home smell fresher, but it will appear cleaner as well. 


Make The Beds


Your mother told you for years that you need to make your bed in the mornings. She was right. Beds that have been made look much more presentable and homey than rooms with bedding strewn around. If your bedding is looking less than inviting and you have some time before your showing, you may want to pick up some new bedding. The small details are so important when it comes to selling your home, and making the home look inviting is one of them.       


Clear The Clutter Out


Whether it’s piles of clothes on the floor, dirty dishes in the sink, or papers on the counters, clean it up! While you want to give prospective home buyers an idea of what it’s like to live in a place, the home doesn’t need to look “lived in.” Try and get rid of the personal traces that you leave behind as you prepare to sell your home. As a bonus, you should also make sure the trash is empty and fresh. 


Vacuum The Rugs


Running a vacuum over your rugs can really help to freshen the home. If you have pets, this will help remove the odor that animals leave behind. It will also provide a fresh surface for anyone who is touring your home to walk on. 


Turn On The Lights


When you leave the house for a showing or open house, definitely make sure that all of the shades are open and the lights are on. A bright home is an inviting home.      


 



12 Brousseau Dr, Upton, MA 01568

Single-Family

$659,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Fantastic Goss Pond Colonial on Cul-de-Sac end. Custom floor plan flows easily from one space to another. Center Island Kitchen overlooks Fireplaced Family Room with slides to rear deck, and provides easy access to the banquet-sized Dining Room, accented by Chair Rails and Boxed-Out Bay. The Master Suite is KING sized and Master Bath is replete with welcoming Soaking Tub. Three additional, large Bedrooms Plus 2ND Floor LAUNDRY - complete the second floor. Located on cul-de-sac end in a lovely neighborhood in a town with great schools and easy access to major routes. More Pictures Soon! No showings until Public Open House Sunday June 2 11-1.
Open House
Sunday
June 02 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 12 Brousseau Dr, Upton, MA 01568    Get Directions

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7 Simpson St, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Single-Family

$251,500
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
A little TLC will go a long way in this over-sized 1900 SF 3 Bedroom Ranch. Lots of special features here. Nearly all windows updated, Hand Carved Oak flooring accents Family Room, Master Bedroom and Hallway, Entertainment sized Fireplaced Family Room, Kitchen with welcoming Dining Nook, Bedrooms are all good sized and there is an office. Don't need an office? Then perhaps future 1st floor Laundry or Master Bath? Great Back yard with party size deck. Seller will Hook-Up to Public Sewer prior to Passing of Papers. No showings until Public Open House 6/2/19 2:30-4:30.
Open House
Sunday
June 02 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 7 Simpson St, Sturbridge, MA 01566    Get Directions

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An open house is a great way to showcase your home for sale to potential buyers. A successful open house is one that helps you to bring several concrete offers for your house for sale. Below are some guidelines to help you successfully plan your next open house event;

Time Your Event Right: The time for your open house event should not be unrealistic. Set a time that you can keep up with, and that is also convenient for people to come. Weekends are the best times for open houses or evenings on a weekday. Look at the weather forecast for that day and make sure poor weather will not disrupt your open house event. 

Set a Budget: Have a realistic budget for your open house. Are you considering showcasing a fully staged home, or an empty house? What refreshments are you providing for guests? Have some money ready as a precaution in case something entirely out of the blue occurs that you have to handle. 

Clear away clutter: You may choose to stage your home to look as naturally lived in as possible. However, you should also get rid of all the clutter around the house. Setting a house up typically helps to make the potential buyers feel comfortable so you should make it as convenient and organized as possible.

Get Professional Help: There's no doubt that there's got to be food, beverages, and entertainment. Instead of insisting on cooking yourself, you can order the food to be delivered before your guests arrive.

Get the word out! You may need to send many invites in the form of cards, emails and even set reminders via social media. You can also invite neighbors and friends through Facebook and other social media channels.

Plan for Safety: Most open house events last for two hours or so. Ensuring the utmost safety during an open house is very important since a lot of people, including strangers, would be in attendance. This may involve taking a look at your insurance policy to see what it covers, keeping valuables out of reach, and informing your neighbors about your event. You can have an assistant at the open house to help you stay with people as they move around the home. 

Ready to get started? Speak to a real estate agent about planning a successful open house today.



216 Brigham Hill Rd, Grafton, MA 01536

Single-Family

$329,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Mature Landscaping sets the stage for this Fantastic Ranch Home. From the Tiled Mudroom, to the Skylit Family Room you won't believe everything this sweet home has to offer including.....3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths - newly updated full bath -, and Skylit Family Room with slider to Screen Porch overlooking a private 1/2 Acre setting. What else? Fully applianced Kitchen, Gleaming Hardwood and a 1st Floor Laundry! Quick Access to Mass Pike makes commuting a breeze and plenty of nearby restaurants and shoppes. Pictures on Friday!!
Open House
Saturday
March 30 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 216 Brigham Hill Rd, Grafton, MA 01536    Get Directions

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