Bill Hoey - RE/MAX Renaissance Inc.



Posted by Bill Hoey on 10/18/2017

If you're in the process of preparing your home for sale, nothing can replace the marketing benefits of making it look its absolute best!

Successful home staging is all about effectively appealing to all the senses -- especially sight, smell, and sound. When prospective buyers are touring a home, they're essentially looking for two things: aspects that are appealing to them and areas of concern. To a large degree, their impressions will be based on emotional reactions and subconscious impressions. For example, if there's anything about your home that reminds them of fond childhood memories, then that will definitely work in your favor.

In some cases, the right kind of music playing in the background can have a positive effect on first impressions. Fragrances, such as cinnamon, lavender, citrus, baking bread, or coffee brewing can also help create an appealing ambiance. On the other hand, the presence of pet odors, stains, fur, or cat litter boxes can send a very negative message to prospective home buyers -- especially if they don't own pets or have allergies. By the way, one other item that can be an enormous turn off to people is seeing mouse traps anywhere in the house. (A worst case scenario, of course, is a visible mouse trap that has recently been sprung! That could easily be a deal breaker!)

Home Staging 101

It can be challenging to consistently keep your house in tip top condition while you're still living in it, but, considering all that's at stake, it's worth the extra effort. In addition to impeccable cleanliness, other priorities for staging a home include fresh coats of paint where needed (preferably a neutral color), attractive landscaping, up-to-date appliances, and furniture that's in good condition. If you're at all unsure whether a room looks cluttered, dated, or poorly decorated, your real estate agent can provide helpful suggestions and feedback. An experienced real estate agent can spot potential problem areas in seconds and offer valuable advice about improving the marketability of your home. After having observed hundreds of buyer reactions to everything from cluttered rooms and mismatched furniture to peeling wall paint and water stains on ceilings, they can advise you on what needs to be fixed, spruced up, replaced, or rearranged.

Curb appeal -- or lack, thereof -- is literally the first impression your home will make on prospective buyers. If you can give your lawn a manicured look, eliminate signs of peeling paint, repair cracks in walkways and driveways, and remove grime from windows, concrete surfaces, and siding, then you'll stand a good chance of making a positive first impression on home buyers. Although home staging does not have to be an expensive undertaking, it can help you get top dollar for your property and minimize the time it remains on the market.





Posted by Bill Hoey on 10/17/2017


240 Pleasant St., Wakefield, MA 01880

Single-Family

$475,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
BEAUTIFUL MOVE IN READY WESTSIDE RANCH .... Don't let this one get away. AWESOME location just steps to Lake Quannapowitt. Short walk to shopping and restaurants downtown. Less than a minute to Route 128 and less than a two mile drive to the Commuter Rail to BOSTON. You will LOVE the updated kitchen with granite counters, breakfast bar, gas cooking and easy access to the dining room. Relax in the spacious living room and enjoy the warmth of the gas fireplace this winter. Plenty of room for entertaining friends and family in the extensive family room and sitting room. Come next summer in JULY you will welcome the comfort of the central air conditioning and the huge deck overlooking the large fenced in backyard. Check out the beautiful hardwood floors in the photos. This is a REAL GEM!
Open House
Saturday
October 21 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Desirable neighborhood near Lake Quannapowitt. This beautiful RANCH makes it EASY living on one level. Awesome updated kitchen with granite and gas cooking.
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Posted by Bill Hoey on 10/17/2017


240 Pleasant St., Wakefield, MA 01880

Single-Family

$475,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
BEAUTIFUL MOVE IN READY WESTSIDE RANCH .... Don't let this one get away. AWESOME location just steps to Lake Quannapowitt. Short walk to shopping and restaurants downtown. Less than a minute to Route 128 and less than a two mile drive to the Commuter Rail to BOSTON. You will LOVE the updated kitchen with granite counters, breakfast bar, gas cooking and easy access to the dining room. Relax in the spacious living room and enjoy the warmth of the gas fireplace this winter. Plenty of room for entertaining friends and family in the extensive family room and sitting room. Come next summer in JULY you will welcome the comfort of the central air conditioning and the huge deck overlooking the large fenced in backyard. Check out the beautiful hardwood floors in the photos. This is a REAL GEM!
Open House
Saturday
October 21 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Desirable neighborhood near Lake Quannapowitt. This beautiful RANCH makes it EASY living on one level. Awesome updated kitchen with granite and gas cooking.
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Location: 240 Pleasant St., Wakefield, MA 01880    Get Directions

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Posted by Bill Hoey on 10/17/2017


17 Stewart Rd, North Reading, MA 01864

Single-Family

$559,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
AWESOME MOVE IN READY ..... BEAUTIFUL HOME WITH ALL THE UPDATES DONE FOR YOU! Sited on a wonderful 3/4 acre lot at the end of a cul de sac in a nice neighborhood. The OPEN CONCEPT living area with a new kitchen and new hardwood floors will amaze you. Perfect area for family living and entertaining with sliders to a large deck overlooking a private backyard. Newer full bath with double vanity granite counter convenient to three spacious bedrooms with new hardwood floors on the main living area. The WOW! factor of the finished lower level will take your breath away. You will picture your family enjoying this huge open space. The cozy fireplace in the family room will be THE winter gathering place for your family. A full bath/laundry and an addition room in the lower level to be used as an office or guest bedroom complete the lower level of this EXCEPTIONAL HOME! DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!
Open House
Saturday
October 21 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Awesome move in ready home on private 3/4 acre lot at the end of a cul de sac. the OPEN CONCEPT living area will WOW! you.
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Posted by Bill Hoey on 10/17/2017


17 Stewart Rd, North Reading, MA 01864

Single-Family

$559,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
AWESOME MOVE IN READY ..... BEAUTIFUL HOME WITH ALL THE UPDATES DONE FOR YOU! Sited on a wonderful 3/4 acre lot at the end of a cul de sac in a nice neighborhood. The OPEN CONCEPT living area with a new kitchen and new hardwood floors will amaze you. Perfect area for family living and entertaining with sliders to a large deck overlooking a private backyard. Newer full bath with double vanity granite counter convenient to three spacious bedrooms with new hardwood floors on the main living area. The WOW! factor of the finished lower level will take your breath away. You will picture your family enjoying this huge open space. The cozy fireplace in the family room will be THE winter gathering place for your family. A full bath/laundry and an addition room in the lower level to be used as an office or guest bedroom complete the lower level of this EXCEPTIONAL HOME! DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!
Open House
Saturday
October 21 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Awesome move in ready home on private 3/4 acre lot at the end of a cul de sac. the OPEN CONCEPT living area will WOW! you.
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Location: 17 Stewart Rd, North Reading, MA 01864    Get Directions

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