Cheryl Caldwell - William Raveis - The Dolores Person Group



Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 7/3/2020

Preparing to put your home on the market almost invariably involves three things: painting, cleaning, and organizing. Since you might also need to do some repairs and updating, it's crucial that you prioritize your tasks and make sure you're not spending more money, time, and energy than necessary.

Consulting with your real estate agent about what projects are the most important will help you make the most of your available resources.

All home sellers have a different timetable in which they need to get their home ready for potential buyers. Few people, however, have the luxury of tackling those projects slowly or sporadically. When you factor in your busy schedule with everything that typically needs to be done before a house goes on the market, time management and self motivation become crucial elements in the process.

Wall painting often tops the list

In spite of your best intentions, walls and doors are going to get scuffed, scratched, and marred. Small, but noticeable holes from nails and thumbtacks also have a way of increasing with every passing year. Regardless of how careful you think you've been, it's virtually impossible to keep your walls looking fresh, clean, and well maintained. Bathrooms pose even more of a challenge because moisture and steam from showers will gradually cause paint to crack, peel, and lose its original smooth quality. Bedroom walls, especially those of children and teenagers, will also be subjected to a lot of wear and tear.

Fortunately the cost of a couple gallons of paint, along with brushes, rollers, and other basic supplies, is an affordable solution for most home sellers. It's one of the most cost-effective methods of freshening up your house, and it significantly enhances your home's eye appeal and marketability.

One of the pitfalls of repainting your walls, however, is the possibility of choosing colors that may turn off some potential buyers. Colors which you may describe as vibrant, splashy, or cool, might be viewed by others as garish, tacky, or "over the tip." That's why it's often best to play it safe by choosing colors that are considered neutral, such as grey, beige, tan, eggshell, and ivory.

By veering away from colors that might be considered too bold and strident, you're increasing the likelihood that your décor will appeal to the widest range of potential buyers. While there may be exceptions to just about every rule -- especially as it pertains to decorating -- your objective as a house seller is to increase the probability that your home will appeal to as many people as possible!

"Immaculate" is a good goal

Another thing prospective buyers will frequently notice is the level of cleanliness in your home. While it's difficult (at best) to keep your home absolutely spotless all the time, it does pay to establish a few family rules and expectations to help you maintain a semblance of order until your house is sold!





Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 7/1/2020


19 Robin Rd, West Newbury, MA 01985

Single-Family

$585,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
"HOME" means something more to us these days and this is the place to make those memories and settle in! Built in 1973 and wonderfully improved with an eye toward energy conservation and green living by the current owners, this West Newbury colonial located in the best neighborhood in town (if you ask the owners!), offers room for all. The kitchen was fully renovated and opened up the rear of the house to flood the 1st floor with natural light and looks over the back yard and neighboring pastures. A wood burning fireplaced living room, family room (or home office), dining room and 1/2 bath with laundry round out the 1st floor. A master bedroom suite (with updated master bath), 2 spacious addtl bedrooms and full bath make up the 2nd floor. 2 car garage, full unfinished bsmt, sunroom. Beautiful flat yard, mature perennials & wonderful curb appeal! Newer windows, roof, hot water heater, furnace but room for cosmetic improvements to make it your own! Welcome home!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 7/1/2020

This Condo in Newburyport, MA recently sold for $500,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Cheryl Caldwell - William Raveis - The Dolores Person Group.


11 Olive St, Newburyport, MA 01950

Condo

$439,999
Price
$500,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
OLIVE STREET BEAUTY! This IMMACULATE 2+ bedroom, 1 1/2 bath townhouse condo is ideally located a stone’s throw to the Rail Trail, Waterfront, shops & restaurants of downtown Newburyport and minutes away from Plum Island & the Commuter Rail. Meticulously maintained & beautifully improved this unit is absolutely turnkey and the versatile & efficient floor plan works for those looking to downsize or just starting out. Warm wood floors flow throughout the 1st floor with family room, fireplaced living room, ½ bath & gorgeous eat-in kitchen which opens to the fully fenced manicured back yard and carefree deck. 2 spacious bedrooms and new full bath round out the 2nd floor. Working from home?? 3rd floor functions perfectly for home office or guest room and 2 new skylights flood the space with light. IMPECCABLE unfinished basement with walkout to the back yard, 2 car off street parking, central A/C. No condo fee - Owners split master insurance and take care of own landscaping/snow removal.

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Tags: Newburyport   Real Estate   01950   Condo  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 6/26/2020

Believe it or not, home sellers may encounter many expenses after they list their residences. These costs include:

1. Home Cleaning and Maintenance Costs

Before you start showing your residence to prospective buyers, it often is beneficial to clean your house. As such, you may need to purchase assorted cleaning supplies. Or, you can always hire a professional home cleaning company to help you enhance your house's overall appearance.

Don't forget about home maintenance expenses too. Remember, you'll want to do everything possible to improve your house's curb appeal to ensure your residence stands out to potential buyers. And if you budget for the costs associated with fixing damaged home siding or performing lawn care tasks, you may be better equipped than ever before to find cost-effective ways to bolster your home's curb appeal.

2. Home Repair Costs

After you accept a buyer's offer to purchase your home, the buyer likely will request a property inspection. And if an inspection reveals myriad home repairs are necessary, you may be required to spend money to complete these repairs. Otherwise, you could put your home sale in jeopardy.

Oftentimes, it is helpful to conduct a property inspection before you list your residence. This will enable you to assess your home with a professional inspector and identify any problems. Then, you can perform home repairs prior to listing your residence and reduce the risk of possible home selling delays down the line.

3. Moving Costs

Once you sell your home, you will need to relocate your belongings from your current address to a new location. Thus, you should consider the costs associated with moving boxes and packing supplies and budget accordingly.

Furthermore, you may want to hire a professional moving company to help you transport your belongings from Point A to Point B. If you review the prices of local moving companies, you can find an affordable option that matches your budget.

There are many costs that you may encounter as you proceed along the home selling journey. But if you work with a real estate agent, you can receive comprehensive property selling support. And as a result, you may be able to cut down on potential costs throughout the home selling cycle.

A real estate agent is committed to doing everything possible to help a seller achieve the best-possible results. Therefore, a real estate agent will learn about your home selling goals and create a personalized property selling strategy for you.

Plus, a real estate agent is happy to respond to any home selling concerns or questions. This housing market professional will go the extra mile to guarantee you can enjoy a seamless property selling experience. With assistance from a real estate agent, you can handle any potential problems that may arise during the house selling journey.

For home sellers, it usually is a good idea to budget for potential property selling expenses. If you put together a budget, you could boost the likelihood of enjoying a fast, profitable property selling experience.





Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 6/23/2020

This Single-Family in Newburyport, MA recently sold for $529,900. This Colonial style home was sold by Cheryl Caldwell - William Raveis - The Dolores Person Group.


1 Ferry Rd, Newburyport, MA 01950

Single-Family

$529,900
Price
$529,900
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
CUTE AS A BUTTON but lives larger than its square footage shows! Centrally located in the North End, for those looking for efficient use of space this 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath charmer offers everything you need and haven't been able to find. The first floor offers a spacious living room with electric fireplace, updated kitchen with quartz counters, new stainless appliances and white cabinetry, dining area with built in seating, office/family room and 1/2 bath. 2nd floor offers a huge Master bedroom and smaller 2nd bedroom and full bath. Fully fenced back yard with mature plantings and koi pond, extra large 1 car garage, full unfinished basement for plenty of storage. Property to be sold AS IS. Enjoy easy access to all commuting routes, minutes to Plum Island beaches and downtown Newburyport shops and restaurants. If you've been searching for an affordable & efficient single family home, a fantastic investment, or both - you've found it!

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