Matthew Cuddy | Framingham Real Estate, Ashland Real Estate, Marlborough Real Estate


A home selling negotiation may seem like a major hassle, particularly for property sellers who want to find a buyer as soon as possible. Fortunately, a prepared home seller will be able to streamline the property selling cycle as well as get the best price for his or her residence.

What does it take to complete a successful home selling negotiation? Here are three must-haves that will ensure any home seller can finalize a successful negotiation quickly and effortlessly.

1. Housing Market Data

Understanding the ins and outs of the housing market can help an ordinary home seller become an exceptional one. As such, if you allocate the necessary time and resources to collect housing market data, you may be better equipped to enter a negotiation as an informed home seller.

Housing market data is readily available – you just need to know where to look for it.

For example, home sellers can examine the prices of recently sold houses that are similar to their own. By doing so, home sellers can see how their house stacks up against the competition – and whether the price a homebuyer wants for a residence is in line with similar properties.

2. Realistic Expectations

Let's face it – as much as a home seller would like to enjoy a fast, seamless negotiation with a property buyer, many hurdles may delay a home sale. But a home seller who establishes realistic expectations before a negotiation begins may be able to minimize stress.

For home sellers, it is important to understand that a negotiation must meet the needs of both a property buyer and seller. And if you consider the homebuyer's perspective, you may be able to enter a negotiation with an open mind.

Furthermore, a home seller should be unafraid to walk away from a negotiation if necessary. Although exiting a negotiation is far from ideal, it is important to remember that it is always an option. Thus, if a negotiation reaches a point where you start to feel uncomfortable, you can always walk away and relaunch your efforts to sell your house.

3. An Expert Real Estate Agent

No one should be forced to enter a home selling negotiation without expert assistance. Luckily, real estate agents are available in cities and towns nationwide, and these housing market professionals possess the skills and know-how to assist home sellers during negotiations.

An expert real estate agent will serve as a liaison between a home seller and homebuyer. He or she will provide honest, unbiased recommendations throughout each stage of a home selling negotiation, ensuring you can make informed decisions along the way. Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent is happy to respond to any home selling concerns and queries – without exception.

Want to take the guesswork out of negotiating a home sale? Consider the aforementioned factors before you begin a home selling negotiation, and you can improve your chances of securing the best price for your residence.



16 Larrabee Ave, Framingham, MA 01702

Rental

$1,450
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, 9/23, 3 to 4:30. Available on or before 10/1. Location & Walkability. Walk to the Commuter Rail, downtown, Restaurants, etc. Min. to the MA Pike & Route 9. Large 2 bedroom. 2nd floor. "Includes Heat & Hot water. Bright, Sunny 17' Living room with lots of windows. Spacious 16' kitchen, large full bath, good size bedrooms, beautiful wood floors, lots of closets and large private storage room in hall. Updated thermopane windows. Off street parking for 2 cars. No Pets, No Smokers. No laundry on site, laundry mat down street. Per landlord, All applicants, 18 and older must have reasonable credit, good housing references and verifiable "combined" monthly income of $3625 subject to reasonable debt. Income may include subsidies or other sources. Funds required; 1st month rent, last months rent,1 month security and Rental agent fee. 1 yr. lease required, no short terms. $25. application fee for each applicant age 18 and older.
Open House
Sunday
September 23 at 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
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Location: 16 Larrabee Ave, Framingham, MA 01702    Get Directions

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16 Larrabee Ave, Framingham, MA 01702

Rental

$1,450
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Available on or before 10/1. Location & Walkability. Walk to the Commuter Rail, downtown, Restaurants, etc. Min. to the MA Pike & Route 9. Large 2 bedroom. 2nd floor. "Includes Heat & Hot water. Bright, Sunny 17' Living room with lots of windows. Spacious 16' kitchen, large full bath, good size bedrooms, beautiful wood floors, lots of closets and large private storage room in hall. Updated thermopane windows. Off street parking for 2 cars. No Pets, No Smokers. No laundry on site, laundry mat down street. Per landlord, All applicants, 18 and older must have reasonable credit, good housing references and verifiable "combined" monthly income of $3625 subject to reasonable debt. Income may include subsidies or other sources. Funds required; 1st month rent, last months rent,1 month security and Rental agent fee. 1 yr. lease required, no short terms. $25. application fee for each applicant age 18 and older.
Open House
Sunday
September 16 at 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 16 Larrabee Ave, Framingham, MA 01702    Get Directions

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The good news about selling your home is that everything does not have to be absolutely perfect to attract buyers!

Although some prospective buyers may be sticklers for things like cleanliness, the condition of appliances, and the amount of available storage space, perfection is rarely a requirement.

Since most house hunters are primarily focused on finding a house that offers them value, practicality, and affordability, a few minor flaws here and there are usually not going to be deal breakers.

One of your primary objectives as a house seller is to present your home in its best possible light -- both literally and figuratively. All things being equal, the home that looks the most inviting, well cared for, and tastefully decorated will have a decided edge in the real estate market. Fortunately, there are a lot of inexpensive, relatively easy things you can do to make your home more appealing to prospective buyers.

Keeping your kitchen and bathrooms immaculately clean almost always gives you an advantage when your house is on the market. The only way cleanliness can potentially work against you is when your home reeks of harsh cleaning chemicals and artificial room deodorizers. One solution is to use cleansers with a mild citrus fragrance that will create a clean, fresh-smelling environment that won't be offensive to people's sense of smell.

Since kitchens are a focal point for many house hunters, it pays to devote some extra attention to preparing that part of your home for showings. In addition to making sure all counter tops, appliances, and floors are spotless, crystal clear windows and natural light can go a long way toward enhancing the look and feel of your kitchen.

Other key elements of an appealing kitchen could include a simple, but colorful flower arrangement and the placement of a multi-colored bowl of fresh fruit on a table, island, or counter top. While fragrances such as freshly baked bread, muffins, or coffee can also add to the ambiance of your home, it may sometimes come across to buyers as a little too contrived. There's a thin line between effective home staging and trying too hard to make a favorable impression. Ideally, your efforts at home staging should be subtle, rather than obvious. (When in doubt, ask your real estate agent!)

Creating a checklist of tasks and preparations that need to be done before house showings is an essential aspect of selling your house. Although there are dozens of details your real estate agent will handle, only you can make sure your home is clean, well organized, and ready to be shown.

Enlisting the help of all family members to keep your home tidy and uncluttered will assist you in countless ways, including stress reduction, increased efficiency, and enabling you to sell your home within the shortest possible period of time. When everyone understands that it's a team effort, the process is sure to move ahead smoothly and successfully!



54 Leigh St, Framingham, MA 01701

Rental

$2,790
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
OPEN HOUSE, SUN 9/16, 12:30-2. Available on or before 10/1. North location. Large 1800+- sq.ft. 4 Bedrm Ranch. Cooling Central Air! Inviting 19' updated eat in kitchen w/ Granite Counters, full appliances & washer-dryer. Entertainment size 19' family room with direct outside access to large patio-garden area. Spacious 19' livingrm with Fireplace. Good size bedrooms. *Bonus; Private rear-side entrance 18' 2 room office suite, can also be used as 5th guest bedroom with direct access to full bath. Updated heating system, electrical, windows and much more. Lots of storage! Large private yard with multiple patios. Minutes to MA Pike, Route 9 & Train. No inside smoking, Per landlord, All applicants, 18 and older must have reasonable credit, good housing references and verifiable combined monthly income of $6975 which may include subsidies or other sources. Funds required; 1st month rent, last months rent,1 month security and Rental agent fee. 1 yr. lease required, no short terms.
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Sunday
September 16 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
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