Bill Hoey - RE/MAX Renaissance Inc.



Posted by Bill Hoey on 7/1/2020

If you've decided to put your home on the market, one important thing to keep in mind is that perception is everything -- or close to it, anyway!

The impression you make on prospective buyers can either help seal the deal or break it, depending on whether that impression is positive or negative.

The visual aspects of your home often have the strongest impact on what prospects think of your house, but three other senses can also influence buyer decisions.

The sense of smell: Without getting too specific, there are a variety of unpleasant odors that can quickly sour a prospect on the possibility of making an offer on your home. In many cases, there's justification for a sudden loss of interest. A musty smelling basement, crawlspace, or attic, for example, implies problems with water seepage, plumbing leaks, or mold. That musty odor is unpleasant and gives buyers the (accurate) impression that there are air quality issues in the house.

Pet odors can be another major turnoff, especially if the people touring your home have allergies or sensitivity to certain odors. Strong or artificial odors of any kind, including room deodorizers, overuse of commercial cleaning solutions, and scented garbage bags can also be objectionable and suggest that you're trying to cover up odors.

On the other hand, you've probably heard stories about home sellers and agents who create pleasing fragrances by brewing a fresh pot of coffee, baking a loaf of aromatic bread, or preparing a fresh batch of blueberry muffins or chocolate chip cookies shortly before a house tour is scheduled. While it may be impractical to do that every time, it is a strategy worth experimenting with! The simple act of infusing your kitchen with enticing aromas can help make your home more attractive, inviting, and appealing. Fresh flowers are another nice touch that can enhance the ambiance of your home.

The sense of touch: Probably the main thing you would want to avoid in this category would be allowing countertops or floors to feel sticky, gritty, or wet to the touch! Many people will take notice of how clean (or unclean) your house looks, smells, and feels, and they will undoubtedly deduct "points" if countertops, bathroom fixtures, and floors aren't immaculate. Perfection is not necessary, but the appearance of cleanliness is! As mentioned earlier: Perception is everything!

The sense of hearing: Some noises you can fix; others are beyond your control. Squeaky hinges and dripping faucets are a relatively easy fix, while street noises, barking dogs, and loud neighbors are much more difficult -- if not impossible -- to regulate!

The bottom line, of course, is to control what you can, put your best foot forward, and hope for the best when it comes to noises in the neighborhood!





Posted by Bill Hoey on 6/25/2020


54 Perkins Row, Topsfield, MA 01983

Single-Family

$800,000
Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Beautiful, Classic Country Road - Perkins Row bordered by soaring pines and oaks. This expanded Garrison Colonial will welcome you and your family. Located off the road sited on a beautiful grass covered acre lot with many well established plantings. Lots of privacy in the backyard surrounded by forestry. The spacious first floor family room with fireplace and connections to a spectacular sun room will WOW you. You will love the easy access to the backyard decks from family room and sun room. Think about Thanksgiving in the large dining room with a fireplace. The kitchen has an open dining area and attached sitting room with skylights and open access to the family room. Looking for some privacy to read a book? Step into the fireplaced living room off the front entry way. The 2nd floor has a wonderful two room master suite with a soaring cathedral ceiling and a full bath. (3) more spacious bedrooms on the 2nd floor. Covid Masks and gloves, please. Call for Open House appointment.
Open House
Saturday
June 27 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Open House Sat. & Sun. 12 to 2PM by appointment. Call agent 781-710-3132 Covid protection, masks and gloves please. This is a beautiful colonial on an idyllic country road.
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Posted by Bill Hoey on 6/25/2020


54 Perkins Row, Topsfield, MA 01983

Single-Family

$800,000
Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Beautiful, Classic Country Road - Perkins Row bordered by soaring pines and oaks. This expanded Garrison Colonial will welcome you and your family. Located off the road sited on a beautiful grass covered acre lot with many well established plantings. Lots of privacy in the backyard surrounded by forestry. The spacious first floor family room with fireplace and connections to a spectacular sun room will WOW you. You will love the easy access to the backyard decks from family room and sun room. Think about Thanksgiving in the large dining room with a fireplace. The kitchen has an open dining area and attached sitting room with skylights and open access to the family room. Looking for some privacy to read a book? Step into the fireplaced living room off the front entry way. The 2nd floor has a wonderful two room master suite with a soaring cathedral ceiling and a full bath. (3) more spacious bedrooms on the 2nd floor. Covid Masks and gloves, please. Call for Open House appointment.
Open House
Saturday
June 27 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Open House Sat. & Sun. 12 to 2PM by appointment. Call agent 781-710-3132 Covid protection, masks and gloves please. This is a beautiful colonial on an idyllic country road.
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Posted by Bill Hoey on 6/24/2020

When it comes to making a good impression on prospective home buyers, small details can make a big difference! Not only do you want prospects to see your home as being clean, neat, and well organized, but it should also leave them with a good overall feeling.

Even though it can be a bit of a hassle to continually prepare your bathrooms for house showings, there's no bigger turnoff to prospective buyers than a grungy bathroom! Generally speaking, if people cringe at any aspect of your home (especially the bathrooms or kitchen), then they're probably not going to make an offer on your property.

In addition to making all fixtures and surfaces sparklingly clean, winning over potential buyers also involves making your home look inviting.

One thing many home sellers overlook is the condition of their bathroom towels and washcloths. If they're wet, bedraggled, or ragged looking, then that's going to send the wrong message to buyers. There are a variety of ways to overcome that, including putting out brand new, colorful towels that have never been used before (Just make sure to take off the store tags before putting them on display!).

If they're neatly folded and strategically placed, then they'll convey an impression of freshness, cleanliness, and neatness. Those are among the key qualities people want to see when they're considering buying your home. By making sure your house is well organized, uncluttered, and tastefully decorated, you're also giving the impression that you and your family take pride in the appearance and upkeep of your home. This is sure to score many Brownie points with potential buyers!

Besides ragged-looking towels, another subtle, but powerful turnoff for buyers is old-looking curtains. Although you may be so accustomed to your old curtains that you don't even notice or see them any more, there's a good chance they'll stand out like a sore thumb to other people! If the appearance of your curtains degrade the rest of the room, then that one aspect could literally be a deal killer. As the expression goes, "A chain is only as strong as its weakest link." People may not know exactly why they weren't favorably impressed with your home -- even though it met all their basic requirements --but it could be something as simple as grungy, faded, tattered-looking curtains, rugs, or towels. It's often an easy, relatively inexpensive fix, but you have to be aware of the problem before you can take corrective action.

Working with a real estate agent to help you present your home in its best light can make the process go much more smoothly and result in a faster sale. Experienced agents will also provide you with valuable advice, guidance, and marketing assistance that can favorably affect the actual selling price and the length of time your home remains on the market.





Posted by Bill Hoey on 6/17/2020


54 Perkins Row, Topsfield, MA 01983

Single-Family

$800,000
Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Beautiful, Classic Country Road - Perkins Row bordered by soaring pines and oaks. This expanded Garrison Colonial will welcome you and your family. Located off the road sited on a beautiful grass covered acre lot with many well established plantings. Lots of privacy in the backyard surrounded by forestry. The spacious first floor family room with fireplace and connections to a spectacular sun room will WOW you. You will love the easy access to the backyard decks from family room and sun room. Think about Thanksgiving in the large dining room with a fireplace. The kitchen has an open dining area and attached sitting room with skylights and open access to the family room. Looking for some privacy to read a book? Step into the fireplaced living room off the front entry way. The 2nd floor has a wonderful two room master suite with a soaring cathedral ceiling and a full bath. (3) more spacious bedrooms complete the 2nd floor. Open House Sat. and Sun. by appt. Covid Masks and gloves,please.
Open House
Saturday
June 20 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Open House by appointment. Contact listing Agent Bill Hoey 781-710-3132, bhoey@renrealtors.com Covid protection; masks and gloves needed by all attendees. Buyers' Agent and two Buyers will be allowed to tour home. No children please.
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