Cheryl Caldwell - William Raveis - The Dolores Person Group



Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 8/11/2017

Let's face it – selling your home has been a long, complex and stressful journey. Now, you're only 24 hours from finalizing the sale of your house and moving on to the next chapter of your life.

Although most of the home selling process is complete, a homebuyer still needs to finalize the home purchase agreement. As such, there are several things that you may want to do before a homebuyer completes his or her final walk-through of your residence, including:

1. Clean Your Home's Interior

A messy interior is unlikely to ruin your home sale. At the same time, it is always better to err on the side of caution and provide a homebuyer with a fresh, clean residence that he or she will be able to enjoy instantly.

Spend some time mopping the floors, wiping down the walls and ceilings and ensuring your house's interior looks pristine. By doing so, you can minimize the risk that a homebuyer will find last-minute problems that could delay his or her home purchase.

2. Remove Your Belongings

If you have any belongings still at your residence, you'll need to remove them quickly.

When it comes to last-minute moving, you may need to rent a moving truck. With a moving truck at your disposal, you can remove items from your property and put them in storage or move them to your new address.

Also, don't hesitate to ask family members and friends for assistance. These loved ones may be able to provide a helping hand as you prepare to relocate from your current residence. Plus, they may be able to help you alleviate stress as you wrap up the home selling cycle.

3. Cancel Any Home Services

Contact your home cable, internet and telephone service providers to inform them about your upcoming move. You may be able to move various services to your new address, or you may need to cancel some of these services entirely.

Don't forget to contact any utilities providers as well. That way, you can avoid the risk of utility bills after you leave your current address.

4. Consult with Your Real Estate Agent

Your real estate agent has been a game-changer throughout the home selling cycle. As the home selling process draws to a conclusion, your real estate will continue to do what he or she can to ensure you can get the best results possible.

If you're uncertain about what to do to get ready for a home closing, be sure to give your real estate agent a call. This housing market professional will provide details about how the home closing process will work so that you can plan accordingly.

Moreover, your real estate agent is happy to respond to any home selling concerns, at any time. He or she will go the extra mile to provide you with the home selling support you need.

Get ready to finalize a home sale – use the aforementioned tips, and you'll be able to prepare for a home closing.





Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 8/10/2017

This Condo in Newburyport, MA recently sold for $584,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Cheryl Caldwell - William Raveis - The Dolores Person Group.


58 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950

Condo

$589,000
Price
$584,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
GORGEOUS WATERVIEW CONDO in the heart of Newburyport offers the best of in-town living and the carefree lifestyle you've been searching for! This fully renovated, open concept corner/end unit at Horton's Yard is flooded with natural light throughout and features decks off both the living room and master bedroom to take in the activity on the waterfront and views of Plum Island all the way down the Merrimac River! Highlights include exquisite custom kitchen with cherry cabinetry, warm granite countertops and stainless steel appliances with breakfast bar and seating for 2, fireplaced living room with custom cabinetry and crown molding, hardwood flooring throughout, central A/C, 1 car garage parking. Master and guest bedrooms feature en-suite baths, double closets, skylights and cathedral ceilings. Take the elevator to the first floor and you are just steps away from some of the best restaurants and shopping in the North Shore! This special offering will not last!

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Tags: Newburyport   Real Estate   01950   Condo  
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Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 8/7/2017

This Single-Family in Newburyport, MA recently sold for $747,500. This Colonial style home was sold by Cheryl Caldwell - William Raveis - The Dolores Person Group.


16 Pheasant Run Dr, Newburyport, MA 01950

Single-Family

$765,000
Price
$747,500
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Fully renovated colonial situated on a quiet middle street in one of Newburyport's most desired neighborhoods! Make this your home and the "staycation" begins...home features a gorgeous in-ground heated gunite pool, fabulous pool house with half bath, granite bar, electricity and cable (don't want to miss the game!), an outdoor shower and an oversized maintenance free deck!!! The interior mimics the wonderful yard with updated, sun filled kitchen, including custom cabinets, dual ovens and a large island flowing right into the dining room, with new built-ins and wood burning fireplace! Upstairs includes four generously sized bedrooms with custom closets, renovated main bath and en suite in master bedroom. Finished lower level has large family room that can be used as media room, gym or play room. This home has been well maintained by its owner - Pella architectural windows, new roof 2010, cedar siding and electrical and plumbing updated in 2005, along with mature landscaped yard!

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Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 8/7/2017

This Condo in Newburyport, MA recently sold for $612,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Cheryl Caldwell - William Raveis - The Dolores Person Group.


126 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950

Condo

$599,900
Price
$612,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Stunning Newburyport Waterfront Townhouse! This is a rare opportunity to purchase a waterfront unit at the River's Edge. Water views from all 3 levels. Gorgeous renovations throughout: freshly painted, brand new kitchen, new bamboo flooring throughout the 1st floor, fully renovated bathrooms, spa-like bathroom with soaking tub that has water views, double vanity, and glass encased, tile shower off the master bedroom. Both bedrooms are large, spacious suites with plenty of closet space. Open, airy, fireplaced living room looks out to the deck and Newburyport waterfront. There is area for a home office set-up right outside the master bedroom. Stepping outside your door you will find the boardwalk, Cashman Park, The Rail Trail, and a bustling downtown with restaurants and shops at your feet. This is a very special unit in a very special location. First showings at open house on Sunday June 25th, 12-2pm. Second showings 5-7pm Monday June 26th.

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Tags: Newburyport   Real Estate   01950   Condo  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 8/4/2017

Curb appeal, aka the overall attractiveness of your house to prospective homebuyers, often plays an important role in the home selling process. For instance, a house with a neat, clean front lawn likely has greater curb appeal than a residence surrounded by an overgrown front lawn, and for good reason. As a home seller, you want your residence to sell as quickly as possible. And in order to accomplish this goal, you'll need to spend some time boosting your house's curb appeal to make your residence attractive to prospective homebuyers. Fortunately, there are many quick, simple ways to boost your home's curb appeal, including: 1. Focus on the Roof Is your roof missing shingles? If so, you'll want to repair or replace defective shingles immediately, because failure to do so may lead homebuyers to consider alternatives. Also, don't forget to clean your roof if its shingles look dreary and streaked, as this can help you enhance your home's curb appeal instantly. 2. Spruce Up the Front Porch Setting up a few plants on your front porch can help give your home a warm, inviting feel. Thus, when homebuyers pass by, plants may help draw attention to your house over others. Typically, colorful flowers are great for a front porch. These flowers are easy to set up in a porch container or window box and will enable you to add a splash of color to your home's front porch. 3. Open the Curtains Give homebuyers a glimpse into your home's interior by keeping the curtains, shades or blinds open. By doing so, you'll be able to let light shine through your home during the day, and ultimately, boost your home's appearance to homebuyers as they pass by your residence. Of course, try to be consistent with your window treatments. And if you open the curtains for one window, be sure to open the curtains for all of them to give your home a uniform appearance. 4. Install Light Fixtures Around Your Lawn Increasing your house's curb appeal during the day is great, but how can you ensure that homebuyers can get a better idea about the quality of your house at night? That's easy – install light fixtures around your lawn, and homebuyers should have no trouble viewing your home at any time. Lawn light fixtures usually can be installed in just minutes and are simple to use. Plus, these light fixtures allow you to showcase your house's landscaping, walking paths and other excellent attributes. 5. Consider the Homebuyer's Point of View If you were a homebuyer, what would you say about your house's exterior? Considering the homebuyer's point of view is valuable and can help you better understand your home's strengths and weaknesses. Working with a real estate agent may enable you to identify and address homebuyers' needs as well. This professional will collaborate with you throughout the home selling process and can provide plenty of outstanding insights that you can use to improve your home's appearance without delay. Dedicate time and resources to enhance your house's curb appeal, and you should have no trouble generating interest in your residence as soon as it hits the real estate market.







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