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Posted by Paul W. Cutler on 12/10/2017

It's not always easy to see your home through the eyes of prospective buyers, but there are a few things worth knowing that can make or break a potential sale.

While your real estate agent will often be the best source of information and advice when it comes to home staging, here are a few crucial basics that many homeowners overlook:

  • Curb appeal: Sometimes first impressions can be the strongest and most indelible memory in the minds of potential buyers. If your front lawn needs mowing and your hedges are looking shabby, it definitely sends the wrong message to would-be buyers. Conversely, if you have a manicured lawn and impeccable landscaping, it speaks volumes about the pride of ownership and quality of care that the current owner (you) has given to the property. One important thing that a lot of homeowners forget about curb appeal is the "drive by factor." Many house hunters will screen properties that potentially interest them by driving by and getting a quick, general idea of how it looks. This process of evaluation (and elimination) is often done on a pass/fail basis. In other words, if the appearance of your property creates an unfavorable impression, they will cross your house off their list and move on to the next one.
  • Clutter is always a turnoff. Many homeowners equate "clutter" with too much furniture in a room. While crowded, cramped living spaces do comprise a big part of the problem, there is much more to it than that. Other symptoms of a cluttered home are tables and counter-tops that have little or no empty space. The same can be said of walls that are too "busy" with framed photos, paintings, clocks, nick-knacks, and miscellaneous memorabilia. Very often understatement and simplicity create a better impression than visual clutter and excessive "busyness". One aspect of your home's appearance that is especially worth mentioning are your closets. While some people might say that closets are "out of sight and out of mind," unfortunately, that principle does not apply when your home is on the market. Since the type and amount of storage space available is a high priority item for many potential buyers, they are almost invariable going to open and look in every closet and storage space in your house. If those areas are crammed with clutter of every description, then that is going to leave prospects with a bad feeling about the cleanliness and the amount of care the house has received. If you're getting ready to sell your house, it's definitely time to de-clutter those closets and other storage areas. (Hopefully, people will be a little more forgiving about the appearance of your basement and attic, since you may be in the process of packing up to move!)
Maximizing your curb appeal and minimizing the clutter in your home are two of the most important things you can do to enhance the marketability of your home. Scraping off peeling paint and touching up areas that need a little TLC are other relatively easy fixes you can do to make your home look more inviting and well cared for. Your real estate agent can give you a list of other helpful home staging ideas that can help make the difference between a quick sale and a property that languishes on the market for months.





Posted by Paul W. Cutler on 12/8/2017


87 Rocky Hill RD, Rehoboth MA, 02769

Single-Family

$419,999
Price

4
Beds Total
8
Numberof Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This quality built 5 star energy certified Colonial home offering an open floor plan, spacious kitchen with granite, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, center island, tiled flooring. Bright and cheery Formal dining room for holiday gatherings. Front to back Living room with hardwoods and gas fireplace makes it comfortable for relaxing with family. Sliders in living room lead out to the perfect size deck overlooking almost 3 acres of land for family fun and enjoyment. Convenient First floor laundry with half bath. Second floor features a large Master bedroom suite with walk-in closet, three more bedrooms with ample closet space, one bedroom could certainly be used as an office. BONUS SPACE - The entire Third floor is open and unfinished ready for you to design the ideal space for media, fitness, gaming, crafting, etc. Put your imagination to work finishing off this extra space to enjoy.
Open House
Sunday
December 10 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
New Price of $419,999 - motivated sellers - bring your buyers this Sunday 11am to 1pm.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 87 Rocky Hill RD, Rehoboth MA, 02769    Get Directions

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Posted by Paul W. Cutler on 12/7/2017


87 Rocky Hill Rd, Rehoboth, MA 02769

South Rehoboth

Single-Family

$419,999
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This quality built 5 star energy certified Colonial home offering an open floor plan, spacious kitchen with granite, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, center island, tiled flooring. Bright and cheery Formal dining room for holiday gatherings. Front to back Living room with hardwoods and gas fireplace makes it comfortable for relaxing with family. Sliders in living room lead out to the perfect size deck overlooking almost 3 acres of land for family fun and enjoyment. Convenient First floor laundry with half bath. Second floor features a large Master bedroom suite with walk-in closet, three more bedrooms with ample closet space, one bedroom could certainly be used as an office. BONUS SPACE - The entire Third floor is open and unfinished Ė ready for you to design the ideal space for media, fitness, gaming, crafting, etc. Put your imagination to work finishing off this extra space to enjoy.
Open House
Sunday
December 10 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Welcome to my Open House scheduled for Sunday December 10th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 87 Rocky Hill Rd, Rehoboth, MA 02769    Get Directions

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Posted by Paul W. Cutler on 12/3/2017

If youíre trying to decide whether or not you should put a pool in at your home, thereís a lot to think about. You donít want to regret spending a sizable amount of money. You may picture a life of luxury with a pool, but thereís a lot involved with the installation of it. It can be quite an ongoing investment to put in a pool. Maintenance, repairs, and more are involved. Depending upon the climate you live in, you may need to put a cover on the pool during the offseason as well.


When Putting In A Pool Is A No-Brainer


If you live in a warm climate like California, Florida, Hawaii, Or Arizona, it makes total sense to invest in a pool. these places get the maximum benefit from pool installation since the pool can be used the whole year through. 


If you have a large yard and are able to accommodate both a pool and some yard space, itís also not a bad idea to put in a pool. The important thing is that you understand that youíre not always going to get a return on your investment when you sell your home. Not all homebuyers like pools and often the presence of a pool can even deter some buyers from even looking at the home.


Questions To Ask Regarding Return On Investment:


  • Does a pool fit in with the neighborhood?
  • Is the pool in good condition?
  • How old is the pool?

The idea with homes that have pools is to attract the right buyers. Many times, families with young children stay away from properties with pools since they see it as a safety hazard. Other home shoppers may fall in love with the property because of the pool. The important thing about putting in a pool is knowing that you as a homeowner will enjoy the feature. 


Costs


The average cost to put in a pool in the US is around $30,000. Thatís just a basic pool. Youíll probably need to add a few more details like fencing, pool furniture, and more landscaping. That can cause the total investment to rise significantly. The type of pool that you choose also has an effect on the cost of the project. Donít forget about the added energy expenses of running a filter and putting a heater in the pool. 


Insurance


When you have a pool, youíll need to change the type of insurance that you have. The pool can increase your insurance costs significantly. There also could be certain requirements set forth by the insurance company, such as the pool needing to be fenced in. 


While adding a pool to your home may make your life more enjoyable, it may not add to the value and return you get on your home. Donít over invest in an amenity that wonít give you the returns your looking for unless youíre prepared and know that you as a homeowner will truly enjoy the pool.




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Posted by Paul W. Cutler on 12/1/2017


52 - 54 Berlin ST, Providence RI, 02908

Multi-Family

$239,900
Price

3,121.00
Approx Lot Square Foot
2
Number Of Units
Spacious duplex with open concept. 1215 sq ft of living space in each unit. 2 good size bedrooms, 1.5 baths, fully applianced kitchen, central air. Located 1 mile from Roger Williams Medical Center.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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