Posted by Betsy Graziano on 6/28/2017

This Single-Family in Mendon, MA recently sold for $498,888. This Cape style home was sold by Betsy Graziano - William Raveis Delta Realtors.


13 Bicknell, Mendon, MA 01756

Single-Family

$465,000
Price
$498,888
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Enhanced by its natural surroundings this meticulous Cape offers privacy within one of Mendon's most sought after neighborhoods. This home has an open floor plan with most of the rooms w/ hardwood flooring on the 1st floor. This matchless home features: a cabinet packed kitchen w/ granite counters, pantry closet, SS apps, L shaped counter opens to the family room & large eating area and a large mudroom off the garage w/ custom shelving. There is a large 1st floor master with ensuite bathroom as well as 2 generous 2nd floor bedrooms. The finished lower level is light filled & has incredible custom built shelving & storage. There is expansion potential over the garage. Come & sit on the quiet farmer's porch or grill on your large deck overlooking over an acre of flowering shrubs, ornamental trees and a lush irrigated lawn. ALL OFFERS DUE TO listing agent by 5 pm today (5/23/17).

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Posted by Betsy Graziano on 6/19/2017

Itís almost time to welcome in the spring season. With spring comes a yearly tradition: Spring cleaning! Where do you even start to get the dust, dirt, and clutter out of your home after a long winter? We have a few tips for you regarding all of the areas that you need to address. 


Baseboards, Door Frames, and Walls


These areas of your home are often overlooked, but can accumulate quite a bit of dust and dirt. All you need to do is wash the areas down with soap and water and let them dry thoroughly.  


Wash Your Windows


This sounds like itís the least fun of any kind of cleaning project, but it must be done! However you decide to wash your windows, make sure that you pick a cloudy day for it. If itís a sunny day, you could end up streaking the windows quite harshly because the windows will dry too fast.


Deep Clean The Carpets


Although this project may be done only once a year, itís an important cleaning task to help with springtime allergens. You can have your rugs professionally cleaned. Another option is to rent a deep cleaner for the carpet and do-it-yourself. This can be an all day project, since the carpets need time to dry. If you see any stains in the carpets, be sure to pre-treat them before you start the carpet cleaning process. 


Give Your Furniture A Once-Over


Spring is a great time to vacuum up your furniture and refresh the upholstery. Clean the wood portions of your furniture as well with a polish. Be sure that you clean under the furniture, under the cushions, and all around the furniture as well. Your vacuum hose will come in handy for these tasks.


Clean Behind The Refrigerator


Take the time to move your refrigerator, dust behind it, and really clean all around it. So much dust and dirt can collect around the fridge that it will shock you. 


Dust The Light Fixtures


Your light fixtures can often go ignored. The glass around the bulbs can collect quite a bit of dust and dirt. Take the lighting fixtures apart and wipe everything down with a cloth. Use a mild cleaner for dust and dirt that has really built up over time.


Power Wash The Outside Of Your House


The spring is a great time to power wash the outside of your home. The exterior of the home will appear like new as you get rid of any dust, dirt, and debris that may have built up on the shingles or stone facing over the course of the fall and winter.   

 


Spring cleaning wonít be such a tedious task as long as you take the time to plan what your priorities are in the house.




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Posted by Betsy Graziano on 6/12/2017

For first-time home sellers, promoting a residence to the right groups of homebuyers may prove to be a major challenge. Lucky for you, we're here to help first-time home sellers streamline the process of showcasing a house to prospective buyers and accelerating the property selling journey.

What does it take to promote a house effectively? Here are three tips to help first-time home sellers do just that.

1. Understand Your Home's Strengths and Weaknesses

A first-time home seller should evaluate a house's interior and exterior closely. By doing so, this property seller can identify any potential problem areas and work to address such issues accordingly.

Typically, a home appraisal offers a great starting point for home sellers. This appraisal ensures a property inspector can assess a house both inside and out and offer expert insights into a residence's strengths and weaknesses.

After a home appraisal is completed, a home seller can use the appraisal report findings to prioritize assorted home improvements. That way, a home seller can commit the necessary time and resources to transform various home weaknesses into strengths.

2. Improve Your House's Curb Appeal

It is paramount for a first-time home seller to consider the homebuyer's perspective. In fact, doing so may make it easy for a home seller to uncover ways to bolster a residence's curb appeal.

Consider what homebuyers will see when they view a house for the first time. This will enable a home seller to identify potential issues and work to resolve such problems without delay.

For example, a home with long, uncut grass or chipped paint on the exterior may be an eye sore. As a result, homebuyers might shy away from this residence after they see it for the first time.

On the other hand, a house with a pristine front lawn and a dazzling exterior may make a great first impression on homebuyers. This means a homebuyer probably will view this house in a positive light Ė something that may lead a property buyer to submit an offer.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to promoting a house, there may be no better option than hiring a real estate agent. Together, a real estate agent and a first-time home seller should have no trouble promoting a residence to the right homebuyers, at the right time, every time.

A real estate agent will teach a home seller about the housing market and help him or her plan ahead for any potential home selling pitfalls. Plus, this housing market professional will provide honest, unbiased home selling recommendations to ensure a home seller can maximize the value of his or her residence.

Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent will assist a home seller in any way possible. And if a home seller ever has housing market questions, a real estate agent will respond to these queries immediately.

Take the guesswork out of promoting your residence to homebuyers Ė use these tips, and a first-time home seller can stir up interest in his or her residence as soon as it becomes available.




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Posted by Betsy Graziano on 6/5/2017

Attending a home showing often represents a major milestone in the homebuying journey. But after you take an up-close look at a house, how should you proceed?

There are many questions to consider after you attend a home showing, including:

1. What Did You Think of the Home?

Although it may appear to be love at first sight after you view a property for the first time, it usually is better to err on the side of caution. Thus, after you check out a home, you may want to take at least a few hours to assess the property.

Does the residence fit your budget? Is the property big enough to accommodate your family? And is the residence close to your office? These are just some of the questions that you'll want to consider as you evaluate the pros and cons of a house.

Also, don't forget to consult with your real estate agent. This professional may be able to offer additional insights into a house that you might struggle to obtain elsewhere. By doing so, your real estate agent can help you determine how to proceed with a residence.

2. Should I Submit an Offer?

The decision to submit an offer on a house is a big one, particularly for those who want to purchase a high-quality property at a budget-friendly price.

Ultimately, you'll want to look at various housing market factors before you submit an offer on a residence. Consider how long a residence has been listed as well as the prices of comparable houses in the same city or town. Furthermore, you'll want to consider the property's condition and whether major repairs will be needed in the near future.

Your real estate agent can help you put together a competitive offer on a house that won't exceed your budget. This housing market professional will enable you to examine the pros and cons of a residence and make it easy for you to decide how to move forward after a home showing.

3. What Are My Options?

Homebuyers have many options after they view a house. They may choose to submit an offer on the residence. Or, if a house fails to meet their expectations, homebuyers can continue to explore the real estate market.

No homebuyer should feel backed into a corner after a home showing. Fortunately, your real estate agent will be able to outline all of your options. This real estate professional will simplify the process of finding your dream house and allocate the necessary time and resources to explain all of the options at your disposal.

Perhaps best of all, your real estate agent can answer any concerns or questions at each stage of the homebuying journey. That way, if you're uncertain about a residence that you recently viewed, your real estate agent will be able to respond to your queries without delay.

Take advantage of home showings, and you should have no trouble discovering your ideal residence.




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Posted by Betsy Graziano on 5/29/2017

Selling a house is a major life event. Generate a sizable profit on the sale of your house and you could use the money as a down payment for a new house. You could also use the profits to launch a business, travel or enjoy another life experience that youíve been putting off due to finances. But, first you have to get the word out, announcing that your house is for sale.

Great places to announce that your house is for sale

Incorporate the internet into your house sale announcements. Also, take advantage of offline announcement opportunities. Below are great ideas and places to spread the word that your house is on the market.

  • Put a ďHouse for SaleĒ sign in your front yard. Go for big, bold fonts and colors like red and white or purple and yellow.
  • List your home online. Zillow, Truila and Home Finder are examples of online listing sites. Check out the types of houses listed at the sites before you add your property. By reading through existing home listings, especially for houses that are similar to yours, you can get ideas on how to write a listing that grabs potential buyersí attention.
  • Schedule open houses. Create a monthly schedule of when youíll hold an open house. Space open houses out to give yourself enough time to clean and prep your home. Be open to partnering with a professional stager.
  • Hold a yard sale. Yes, a yard sale. Itís a great way to get rid of items youíre not going to take to your new house. Let everyone who stops by the yard sale know that your house is for sale.
  • Take out an ad in your local newspaper. Local magazines are another great place to announce that your house is for sale. Not only will you be telling people that your house is on the market, youíll be taping into the very people who may be most interested in buying your home.
  • Create a website that highlights your house. As a safety tip, clear furniture out of a room, then take pictures and post them on the internet. Highlight the layout, spaciousness sand functionality of your home. Also, provide details on the front and back yard space. This is a time when great landscaping can really pay off. Pictures of your beautiful yards can easily attract house buyers who appreciate the outdoors.
  • Market your website at social media sites like Facebook, Pinterest and Google Plus. Target your marketing to people who live in the area where your home is located. Another demographic to target is military members.
  • Let your family, friends and colleagues know that youíre house is for sale. If you attend a worship center, tell people who attend the worship center that your house is on the market.

Youíve taken great care of your house. Itís the place where you may have started a family.The steps that youíre taking to begin the house sale process will allow someone else, perhaps an entire family, to become first time homeowners or to move into their dream home. By taking advantage of online and offline house sale announcement options, you could alert larger numbers of house shoppers about your real estate offering.







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