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Posted by Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley on 2/17/2020

Sometimes the simplest habits can yield the greatest results. Making to-do lists is the perfect example of a productive habit -- especially if you're getting ready to sell your home.

When putting your house on the market, here are a few tips to keep in mind for staying on track and avoiding delays.

Organization: As a home seller, there are a lot of things you can do to prepare your house for real estate showings.

Making lists can be an extremely effective way to reinforce goals, clarify objectives, and remind yourself what needs to be done. Knowing your priorities for the day (and week) can strengthen your confidence and help you avoid that feeling of being overwhelmed. On the other hand, when you lack clarity and keep forgetting important tasks, frustration and pessimism can creep in, causing you to lose your edge.

Like any method of staying organized and focused, making lists is not without its potential pitfalls. Priority lists are of little use if they get misplaced, buried under other documents, or forgotten about for days or weeks. Ideally, your list of important tasks should be readily accessible, highly visible, and regularly updated. While some people like to use old-fashioned written lists in a spiral-bound notebook or legal-size pad of paper, others may prefer their mobile devices, computer, or a reminder app.

The benefit of creating a list and checking off items as you progress is that it helps keep you focused, goal oriented, and organized. The sooner you create a priority list of tasks, the greater your efficiency will be in getting them done.

Motivation: Although your real estate agent will handle most of the details related to selling your home, there are still dozens of tasks you'll need to be involved in. Keeping your home and property well maintained, presentable, and in a state of good repair are among them. If you're like most home sellers, however, your plate is already full with family responsibilities, career demands, and other obligations. Fortunately, there are strategies for balancing your priorities.

The three keys to getting important stuff done in a timely way are: effective time management, prioritization, and staying motivated. Selling a house is a team effort involving you, your family, your real estate agent, and other professionals. Doing your utmost to keep your real estate objectives on the "front burner" will help keep the sales process moving forward and make a good impression on potential buyers.

Goals, in general, should be specific, attainable, measurable, and deadline-oriented. As motivational writer Napoleon Hill said, "A goal is a dream with a deadline." When you fail to assign a target date or deadline to a house-selling task, it's all-too-easy to let that goal slide and cause you to lose your advantage.





Posted by Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley on 2/13/2020

This Single-Family in Sandwich, MA recently sold for $320,000. This Cape style home was sold by Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley - CENTURY 21 Cobb Real Estate.


7 Tyler Drive , Sandwich, MA 02563

Sandwich (village)

Single-Family

$320,000
Price
$320,000
Sale Price

2
Beds
5
Total Rooms
1
Baths
Do not miss this darling ranch with many updates! This move in ready home features new kitchen & appliances with island which opens into dining room. two porches overlooking level backyard perfect for entertaining. Living room with wainscoting, crown molding and warm inviting fireplace, plus wood floors throughout. Updates include renovated bathroom, freshly painted inside & out, new hot water heater and title V for 3 bedroom septic installed July 2019. Unfinished 2nd floor that offers expansion possibilities for a private master suite. Full basement with interior access. You are going to appreciate the location! So convenient to downtown Sandwich, beaches and perfect commuter location. Ready to go... Buyer and Agents to verify all info herein.

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Posted by Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley on 2/10/2020

Buying a home should be a problem-free experience. Yet issues may arise that make it tough to acquire the perfect house at an affordable price.

Common problems that come up during the homebuying journey include:

1. Lack of Home Financing

Before you search for a home, it generally is a good idea to get pre-approved for a mortgage. That way, you can kick off a house search with a budget in hand.

To get pre-approved for a mortgage, you should meet with banks and credit unions. These financial institutions can teach you about a variety of mortgage options and help you get approved for home financing in no time at all.

Of course, if you have questions as you pursue a mortgage, don't hesitate to ask a lender for assistance. Lenders employ courteous, knowledgeable mortgage specialists who are happy to respond to your queries without delay.

2. Temptation to Submit a Lowball Offer to Purchase

Once you find your ideal residence, you may be tempted to submit an offer to purchase at or below a house seller's initial asking price. But doing so may be problematic, particularly for a homebuyer who wants to acquire his or her dream residence as quickly as possible.

If you submit a lowball offer to purchase a house, a seller likely will reject the proposal. Worst of all, a rival homebuyer may swoop in with a competitive offer to purchase this residence – something that may cause you to miss out on the opportunity to buy your ideal home.

Ultimately, it is beneficial to submit a competitive homebuying proposal. If you allocate time and resources to learn about a home's condition and how a residence stacks up against comparable houses in the same city or town, you can craft a competitive offer to purchase. And as a result, a competitive offer to purchase may receive an instant "Yes" from a home seller, leading to a fast, successful homebuying experience.

3. Failure to Identify Problems During a Home Inspection

A home inspection is paramount because it gives you the opportunity to walk through a residence with a property expert and learn about any underlying house issues. Then, if you discover major problems with a house, you can ask a seller to complete property repairs, reduce your initial offer to purchase or walk away from a residence altogether.

Hire a home inspector who possesses comprehensive expertise – you'll be glad you did. With the right house inspector at your side, you can get the help you need to identify problems during a property inspection.

Lastly, as you get ready to search for a house, you may want to hire a real estate agent as well. This housing market professional can provide extensive guidance throughout the property buying journey and ensure you can mitigate homebuying problems before they escalate.

Reach out to a real estate agent today, and you can receive plenty of support as you navigate the homebuying journey.




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Posted by Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley on 2/6/2020


9 Southfield Lane , Sandwich, MA 02563

Sandwich (village)

Single-Family

$520,000
Price

4
Beds
7
Total Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Do not miss your opportunity to own this impressive Cape in desirable Southfield Estates with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths & 2 car garage on a cul-de sac. You are going to fall in love with the functional space in this fully equipped kitchen gas stove, stainless appliances, new granite counters, island & breakfast bar with plenty of cabinetry & 3 windows offering lots of light. Front to back living room with a gas fireplace, crown molding, dining area which is perfect for entertaining with slider out to huge deck with awning overlooking large fenced in yard. Den or office and half bath completes this 1st level. Upstairs offers a HUGE private master suite, sitting area with vaulted ceiling, walk in closet and updated large master bath with updated vanity, quartz counters & large walk in shower. Plus 3 more good size bedrooms and another full bathroom. The finished lower level can provides extra space for media room , gym or extra space for guests. Central Air, 1st floor laundry, water heater 2017, freshly painted. Passing title V on file for 3 bedrooms. You will fall in love when you enter this move in ready home. Buyer/agents to verify all info herein.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley on 2/4/2020


12 Barnacle Road , Wareham, MA 02571

Wareham (village)

Single-Family

$300,000
Price

3
Beds
6
Total Rooms
1
Baths
NEW PRICE! $300K for this direct waterfront home! Do not miss this sweet 3 bedroom year round bungalow on the widest section of Wareham River. Incredible views from 2 levels! Gas Heat and Town sewer. Bring your boat to your door and enjoy a short ride to the open seas. Sit back and relax as you enjoy your the sun setting. Buyer & agents to verify all information.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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