Open house on 12/9/2018 at 7 Wingate St Shrewsbury, MA 01545


Date: 12/09/2018 Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM  
For Directions: feel free to contact me.  
For more information: click here for the full details  

Luxury 3BR/2Bath 2 floor apartment with lots of sunshine overlooking Jordan Pond in a 2-family home in Shrewsbury. Convenient location on a quiet street off Route 9, min to rte 20, 290, and UMASS medical. Large driveway fits 3-4 cars (stacked). Huge semi-fenced yard with a large stone patio (shared with 1 other apt)) – perfect for grilling and eating outside. Second floor has separate entrance, large living room, eat-in kitchen w/stainless appliances, granite countertops, and Italian tile floors. One large sunny bedroom has walk-in closet and adjacent bath with tiled shower with rain head and lots of storage. Kitchen has gas range, microwave, stainless fridge, disposal, and lots of storage. First floor has private entrance and spacious hallway with extra storage. There are 2 bedrooms w/walk-in closets, full bath with tub/shower, and small family room/nook all with tile floor. House has updated plumbing and electric. Additional storage available in garage for $100/month.

How To Get Your Home Ready for an Open House

Getting your home ready to sell entails quite a lot. Staging, taking photos, stocking the toiletries, and–in the case of an open house–entertaining guests. You want the visitors to your home to feel welcome and like they could live there someday.

To achieve this it takes planning and an eye for what really “works” in your home. To do this you’ll have to let go of everything you’ve made your home into and turn it into a blank slate where others can imagine it fitting their personal taste.

In this article, we’re going to give you some tips on preparing your home for an open house or showing to leave the best possible impression on your visitors.

Remove yourself from the picture

It might be sad to take down your family photos and personal effects, but imagine yourself in a visitor’s shoes. When you enter a home you’re thinking of buying, you don’t want to be distracted by what the previous family did with the home. Rather, you want to look forward and imagine your own family making a life there.

Declutter

Even the most minimalistic of homeowners tend to accumulate a lot of stuff over the years. However, walking into a home filled with items is distracting from the features of the home. You want to draw people’s eyes toward the best characteristics of your home–whether that’s spaciousness or architectural features.

We suggest packing your belongings by room and renting out a storage facility while you wait to move into your new place.

Stage appropriately

Working with someone to stage your home is a guaranteed way to make sure your house looks welcoming for your guests and photos. However, if you plan on doing the staging yourself take a look at some similarly styled homes online to find out what looks good in their photos. When we furnish our homes, we do it based on our personal taste, comfort, and utility. Staged homes are about aesthetics and atmosphere.

Once you’ve finished staging, it’s time to clean up after yourself. Wipe down surfaces, polish wood, and clean the windows.

Don’t neglect the exterior

The outside of your home is as important as the inside. It will be visitor’s first impression when they arrive at your driveway. To prepare, make sure your siding and windows are clear of dirt, the lawn mowed, the gutters cleaned, and the doors freshly painted, if necessary. Sweep the driveway and remove any yard tools from sight.

Welcoming guests

Your real estate agent knows how to run an effective open house. However, here are a few key things to remember on the day your guests will arrive.

First, light a candle and use air fresheners where necessary. A neutral smell is the best option, but an air freshener is better than a bad one if there are parts of your home that are prone to bad smells.

Next, make sure the bathrooms are stocked with toilet paper, tissues, and clean towels. If yours are getting old, it could be a good time to replace hand towels altogether.

Finally, welcome your guests with a new welcome mat at the front door to make a great first impression.

What to Include in a Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

Ready to transform an ordinary kitchen into a stellar one? With a kitchen cleaning checklist, any home seller can revamp a kitchen’s look and feel.

Ultimately, there are several things to include in a kitchen cleaning checklist, such as:

1. Countertops

If you cook regularly, your kitchen countertops may become messy. Plus, if you store a wide range of items on your kitchen countertops, these items may collect dust over time.

Fortunately, it usually doesn’t take long for a home seller to clean kitchen countertops and improve their overall appearance.

It may prove to be worthwhile to clean the kitchen countertops daily. Wiping down the countertops regularly ensures that dust and debris can be eliminated before they cause long-lasting damage.

Furthermore, don’t forget to eliminate as much clutter as possible from your kitchen countertops. This will enable you to show off the true beauty of your kitchen countertops, thereby increasing the likelihood that potential homebuyers will be impressed by your home’s kitchen.

2. Floors

If food particles fall onto the floor while you’re cooking – and you fail to clean them up in a timely fashion – serious problems may arise in your kitchen. However, a diligent home seller will know how to keep the kitchen floors looking great at all times.

Cleaning the kitchen floors typically is a weekly task that may require just a few minutes to complete.

If you have tile floors in your kitchen, warm water can be used to wipe down the floors as needed. Also, sweeping or vacuuming tile floors will enable you to get rid of loose soil and grit.

Comparatively, if you have hardwood floors in your kitchen, boiling water may prove to be essential. Wash your kitchen’s hardwood floors thoroughly, and you can enhance their appearance in no time at all.

3. Sink

Believe it or not, the kitchen sink can make a world of difference in the eyes of potential homebuyers. If you dedicate the necessary time and resources to clean the kitchen sink, you should have no trouble impressing homebuyers any time they check out your house’s kitchen.

Using a general-purpose cleaner is all it takes to clean a kitchen sink. After you apply the cleaner, wipe the sink dry, and you’re good to go.

Daily kitchen sink cleaning is paramount. If you spend even a few minutes each day cleaning the kitchen sink, you can maintain the sink’s appearance both now and in the future.

If you need additional help with kitchen cleaning, don’t hesitate to reach out to a home cleaning company for assistance. This business hires professionals who understand the ins and outs of cleaning a kitchen – as well as other areas of a home – and will help you revamp a house’s appearance.

Lastly, feel free to contact a real estate agent for support throughout the home selling process. With an expert real estate agent at your side, you can boost your chances of getting the best price for your residence.

Open house on 11/26/2018 at 7 Wingate St Shrewsbury, MA 01545


Date: 11/26/2018 Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM  
For Directions: feel free to contact me.  
For more information: click here for the full details  

Luxury 3BR/2Bath 2 floor apartment with lots of sunshine overlooking Jordan Pond in a 2-family home in Shrewsbury. Convenient location on a quiet street off Route 9, min to rte 20, 290, and UMASS medical. Large driveway fits 3-4 cars (stacked). Huge semi-fenced yard with a large stone patio (shared with 1 other apt)) – perfect for grilling and eating outside. Second floor has separate entrance, large living room, eat-in kitchen w/stainless appliances, granite countertops, and Italian tile floors. One large sunny bedroom has walk-in closet and adjacent bath with tiled shower with rain head and lots of storage. Kitchen has gas range, microwave, stainless fridge, disposal, and lots of storage. First floor has private entrance and spacious hallway with extra storage. There are 2 bedrooms w/walk-in closets, full bath with tub/shower, and small family room/nook all with tile floor. House has updated plumbing and electric. Additional storage available in garage for $100/month.