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Posted by Collins & Demac Real Estate on 4/9/2020

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After spending enough time researching real estate online, you probably think you can do just as good a job selling your home as a professional real estate agent. However, it's more difficult than it sounds. Even though you can access many of the same advertising venues as a professional, they have a wide network and breadth of experience that you canít leverage when trying to DIY. 

Experience and Know-How

Real estate agents are sales and advertising professionals. First, consider if your work experience and skill set falls in those same zones. Are you familiar with negotiating deals in the hundreds of thousands of dollars? Your real estate agent spends all day, every day working with other agents and negotiating deals in a variety of amounts. They know how to tell if the other party is willing to reduce or increase the amount, and what perks might push a deal through. They also know the best way to spend their advertising dollars to get interest in your property and often have standing arrangements with printing companies, an existing real estate website and membership in the local MLS board ó all of which give them deals on advertising whereas you would be paying full retail price to print postcards or mailers and may not have access to things like MLS listings at all.

In addition to the actual sales process, real estate deals come with a ton of paperwork. Not only is this complex in any area, but it also varies from location to location and getting it wrong can cause the purchase or sale to fall through, or, worst of all, might cause you to incur high fines from your local governing bodies or the IRS. While you can look up the right process for your area, you may not be able to trust the information available online. It's not surprising that information listed by non-official sources may be incorrect or incomplete, but official government sources often take a while to get updated when rules or laws change. Your real estate agent, on the other hand, is required to be notified of any changes, and the MLS board they are a member of also keeps an ear to the ground and their agents informed.

Local Area Information

Real estate agents often have access to, and even pay extra for, information about the areas they work in. That means they know what properties sold for over an extended period of time, what features they have, and even how long they stayed on the market. A lot of this information is protected, and only licensed professionals have access. This makes them uniquely suited for pricing your home correctly for the market. If you price your home too high it may not sell at all, causing you frustration or costing you money. On the other hand, if you price it too low, you may get a quick sale, but youíll miss out on the additional income you could have made.

Regardless, you may still think the agentís commission is not worth the price. Most buyers and sellers agents make a percentage of the purchase or sale price of your home. This is great for sellers, since the higher the selling price, the more everyone makes. However, it can be a downside for buyers if they think the agent is trying to talk them into higher prices or different homes just to make a larger commission. Many agents are willing to negotiate on this point and often agree to a flat rate in the beginning, regardless of the purchase price, as long as you talk to them about it upfront. This removes the worry that they are trying to find the highest amount youíll spend rather than the best deal in your market.

Before making the decision to DIY your real estate purchase or sale, talk to a real estate agent in person to get a full understanding of the services they can offer you and how much control you have over the costs. Most often, you will find itís worth the comparatively small cost of the agent over the larger costs of self-advertising, lost sales price and time required to handle any interested parties. Talk to a professional today for the absolute best results.




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Posted by Collins & Demac Real Estate on 4/7/2020


20 Kenwood Dr, Rutland, MA 01543

Single-Family

$339,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome Home, the one you have been waiting for! Totally move in ready 4 bedroom colonial -updated throughout. Spacious kitchen - granite,stainless & center island. Beautiful hardwoods in the living room and dining room. First floor bedroom,office or playroom. Half bath on the main level. The staircase that leads to the second floor has a custom wrought iron railing. 3 large bedrooms with generous closets upstairs. The master is a huge en-suite with tiled shower, whirlpool tub & double vanity. There is a second full bath on this level with laundry area. With almost two acres the possibilities are endless. The detached garage is an added bonus! Close to major routes!
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Posted by Collins & Demac Real Estate on 4/3/2020


41 Cypress Ave, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Single-Family

$469,900
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
BACK ON MARKET DUE TO BUYERS JOB STATUS! Beautiful well maintained New England Cape w/ 3 Bedrms, 2 Bathrms set on a gorgeous landscaped lot backing up to wooded conservation land with total privacy. Updated and meticulously cared for-Central Air, Gleaming hardwoods throughout. Lovely 4 season sunroom with cathedral ceiling and custom blinds. Kitchen w/white cabinets and stainless KitchenAid appliances-plenty of storage and workspace. Spacious dining room is perfect for everyday & holiday entertaining! Main floor full bath/laundry. Living & family rooms offer lots of windows and wood burning fireplace. Upstairs-Lg Master Bedroom with 2 Double Closets, 2 more Bedrooms each with generous closets & Full Bath with double vanity and tiled bath/shower. Basement is partially finished featuring a Bonus room with wood stove, Workshop or Fitness area and large storage room. Wooden deck and pergola overlook private level yard with mulched garden beds.2 Car Garage.Neighborhood next to High School.
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Posted by Collins & Demac Real Estate on 4/2/2020

Establishing a competitive initial asking price for your house often can be difficult. Fortunately, we're here to help you determine the ideal asking price for your home, regardless of the current housing market's conditions.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you set the right initial asking price for your home.

1. Study the Housing Market

How does your residence stack up against the competition? Evaluate the prices of comparable houses in your city or town, and you can narrow your home price range.

Furthermore, it helps to examine the prices of recently sold residences in your area. With this housing market data, you can find out whether you're preparing to enter a buyer's or seller's market. Then, you can map out your home pricing strategy accordingly.

2. Conduct a Home Appraisal

A home appraisal offers a valuable learning tool for a home seller. It allows a seller to receive expert insights into the value of his or her residence. As a result, a seller can get a property valuation from a home appraiser and use this figure to establish a competitive home asking price.

In addition, it may be beneficial to conduct a home inspection prior to listing your house. An inspection enables you to learn about any problems that may affect your house's value. And if you choose, you can use a home inspection report to prioritize assorted home repairs that may help you boost the value of your house.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

If you're unsure about how to price your residence, there is no need to stress. In fact, you can hire a real estate agent to receive comprehensive support at each stage of the home selling journey.

A real estate agent is happy to help you assess your house and determine the right price for it. He or she is unafraid to be honest, and as such, will offer unbiased home pricing recommendations. That way, you can establish a competitive price from day one of the home selling journey and increase the likelihood of a quick home sale.

Also, a real estate agent goes above and beyond the call of duty to assist a home seller. This housing market professional will set up home showings and open house events to showcase your residence to prospective buyers. Plus, he or she will keep you up to date about offers on your residence. A real estate agent will even negotiate with a buyer's agent on your behalf to ensure you can maximize your home sale earnings.

Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent will respond to your queries throughout the home selling journey. If you ever have home selling concerns or questions, you can simply talk to your real estate agent and receive expert support.

Take the guesswork out of pricing your residence Ė use the aforementioned tips, and you can set a competitive price for your home in any housing market, at any time.





Posted by Collins & Demac Real Estate on 3/31/2020


85 Commons Drive, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Condo

$219,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
One of the very best locations in Shrewsbury Commons - FIRST FLOOR, CORNER UNIT with PRIVACY! This unit features a well laid out kitchen, an open floor plan with a bright and sunny living room, and 2 spacious bedrooms with the master ensuite all just waiting for your personal touches. Relax and enjoy the outdoor surroundings from your own private balcony off the living room. Wall A/C units in the living room and master bedroom. A storage locker included with unit and common laundry room nearby off the common hallway. Conveniently close to the parking lot with your own reserved space. Shrewsbury Commons features plenty of recreational options with pool, tennis courts, and fitness center. Centrally located with easy access to Rtes 9 and 20 and commuter trains. Come home to easy and affordable living.....this 1st floor corner unit has it all.....will not last!!
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