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You've decided to sell your home and listed your residence with a real estate agent. Now, you'll need to prepare for your first open house.

Ultimately, hosting an open house can be a stressful experience, particularly for a first-time home seller. Lucky for you, we're here to help you take the guesswork out of getting your house ready for potential homebuyers.

Here are three tips to ensure that you can prep your residence for an open house.

1. Get Rid of Clutter

De-clutter your house as much as possible – you'll be happy you did. With clutter out of the way, homebuyers should have no trouble assessing every nook and cranny of your residence.

For those who possess a large assortment of clutter, it may be worthwhile to donate items to charity or host a garage sale. Also, you may be able to sell your excess items online.

Don't forget about family members and friends, either. If you have excess items, family members and friends may be willing to take them off your hands for free. By doing so, they'll be able to help you de-clutter your house and ensure that it looks great during an open house.

2. Clean As Much As Possible

There may be only a few days before your open house, but you should try to take advantage of any free time at your disposal.

Use your time wisely and clean up your home as much as you can. You can clean rugs and carpets, wipe down walls and floors and much more. If you need extra assistance, you can always hire a professional cleaning company to help out as well.

For home sellers, it is paramount to make a positive first impression on homebuyers. And if you commit the necessary time and resources to clean your residence, you may be able to boost your home's chances of making a long-lasting impression on homebuyers.

3. Consult with Your Real Estate Agent

Your real estate agent is available to help you before, during and after an open house. As such, he or she is happy to provide tips so you can get your residence ready for an open house in no time at all.

With an expert real estate agent at your disposal, you'll be able to prioritize home maintenance and repairs. This real estate professional will be able to explain the importance of an open house, along with the steps that you can take to transform your ordinary residence into an unforgettable one.

Plus, your real estate agent will help you minimize stress in the days leading up to your open house. He or she will be ready to answer your open house concerns and questions and ensure that you can set realistic expectations for the event.

Getting ready for an open house may seem like a time-consuming and exhausting process. Fortunately, your real estate agent will make it easy for you to plan accordingly and ensure that your open house is a resounding success.



4 Peabody Street, Newton, MA 02458

Condo

$779,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Fantastic Opportunity!!!!! Be at the Center of it all! Minutes to Downtown Boston ! Open Floor Plane Penthouse Unit an Elegant Stucco building,features a stunning floor plan that allows privacy although designed with an open floor plan concept .Gorgeous Kitchen with granite Counters and stainless steel appliances overlooking dining area and breakfast peninsula , large Living/Family room, 3 good sized bedroom including a Master bedroom with its own private bath . High Ceilings, Enjoy Your Summers on the huge second Floor Deck , Private address ,Private water meter ,private driveway and yard, make of this unit a one of a Kind! But does not end there, Central air, brand new heating system, Brand new Water heater on demand a fenced yard and a fully Finished Basement complete this amazing Unit. Location, Uniqueness and Design make of this Unit a tremendous value!!!! Easy to show on Lockbox.
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June 23 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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4 Peabody Street, Newton, MA 02458

Condo

$779,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Fantastic Opportunity!!!!! Be at the Center of it all! Minutes to Downtown Boston ! Open Floor Plane Penthouse Unit an Elegant Stucco building,features a stunning floor plan that allows privacy although designed with an open floor plan concept .Gorgeous Kitchen with granite Counters and stainless steel appliances overlooking dining area and breakfast peninsula , large Living/Family room, 3 good sized bedroom including a Master bedroom with its own private bath . High Ceilings, Enjoy Your Summers on the huge second Floor Deck , Private address ,Private water meter ,private driveway and yard, make of this unit a one of a Kind! But does not end there, Central air, brand new heating system, Brand new Water heater on demand a fenced yard and a fully Finished Basement complete this amazing Unit. Location, Uniqueness and Design make of this Unit a tremendous value!!!! Easy to show on Lockbox.
Open House
Saturday
June 23 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 4 Peabody Street, Newton, MA 02458    Get Directions

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4 Peabody Street, Newton, MA 02458

Condo

$779,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Fantastic Opportunity!!!!! Be at the Center of it all! Minutes to Downtown Boston ! Open Floor Plane Penthouse Unit an Elegant Stucco building,features a stunning floor plan that allows privacy although designed with an open floor plan concept .Gorgeous Kitchen with granite Counters and stainless steel appliances overlooking dining area and breakfast peninsula , large Living/Family room, 3 good sized bedroom including a Master bedroom with its own private bath . High Ceilings, Enjoy Your Summers on the huge second Floor Deck , Private address ,Private water meter ,private driveway and yard, make of this unit a one of a Kind! But does not end there, Central air, brand new heating system, Brand new Water heater on demand a fenced yard and a fully Finished Basement complete this amazing Unit. Location, Uniqueness and Design make of this Unit a tremendous value!!!! Easy to show on Lockbox.
Open House
Saturday
June 23 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
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Moving can be fun, stressful, or both. If you and your family are moving soon, your mind might be racing with all of the preparations you need to make before the big day.

The best course of action is to start organizing and planning now so that you can rest easy the night before your move knowing that everything is accounted for.

In this article, we’ll show you how to do just that. We’ll talk about how to get the whole family involved in moving day, what to do with pets, and how to ensure the smoothest move possible so your family can look back on their first day in their new home with fond memories.

Getting organized

There are two key resources that you’ll need to make and refer back to as you prepare for moving day. You’ll need a calendar and a well-organised to-do list.

If you’re prone to depending on your smartphone, then it could be a good idea to add these items to your existing calendars and to-do list apps and sync them with your spouse and children. Most apps have this capability, making it easy to all stay on the same page.

Alternatively, you can use a physical calendar that it hung up in a highly visible area, such as on the refrigerator. Keep your to-do list next to it so you can cross off tasks as they’re accomplished.

On the calendar will be dates like calling your moving company for an appointment, closing on your new home, inspections, and confirming appointments with the movers and real estate agents. You’ll also want to pick a day close to your move to call and set up an appointment for utilities to be installed at your new home.

Getting the family involved

Every team needs a leader. If you’re leading your family through the moving process, it’s your responsibility to keep them in the loop. There may seem like an overwhelming number of tasks to achieve, but your family is there to help. Pick days to have your kids help you make boxes and pack the non-necessities.

You can make moving fun by “camping” inside your home for the last few nights. Since most of your belongings will be in boxes, it’s a fun excuse to set up a tent in the living room and take out the flashlights.

During the last day in your old house, make sure everyone has a survival kit filled with the items they’ll need when arriving at the new house. This includes toothbrushes, medication, phones and chargers, and other essentials.

Moving with pets

Moving can be even scarier for our pets than it is for us. There’s no way to explain to them what’s going on, and they’ll be looking to you for cues that everything is okay.

If you have a friend or relative who can take your pet to their home during the move it will make the moving process much easier--keeping track of a pet while you’re trying to carry boxes is no easy feat.

To ease your pet into their new home, take them to visit before the move if possible. Put some of their favorite toys or their bed and blanket in the new home so they’ll have some comforts for their first impression.


If you follow these tips you’ll be on your way to a fun, and mostly stress-free move into your new home with your family.




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