Posted by Betsy Graziano on 12/10/2018

Adding a home to the real estate market offers a great first step to sell your residence. However, before you list your house, you'll want to consider the short- and long-term ramifications.

Ultimately, there are several key decisions for home sellers to make before they list their residences, including:

1. What Are My Future Plans?

After you sell your house, where will you live? You'll need to consider life after your home sale so that you can map out the home selling journey accordingly.

For example, if you've recently accepted a new job in a new state, you may need to sell your home as quickly as possible. This also may require you to find a new place to live immediately.

On the other hand, if you already have another residence lined up, you may be able to slow down the home selling process. This will ensure you can take your time, perform plenty of housing market research and do everything possible to maximize the value of your home sale.

2. How Much Is My Home Worth?

What you originally paid for your house is unlikely to match your home's present value. As such, you'll need to understand what your home is worth today so you can price it appropriately.

A home appraisal will make it easy for you to learn about your house's strengths and weaknesses. During this appraisal, a home inspector will examine your property's interior and exterior and identify any problem areas. Then, you can better understand the true value of your house.

Don't forget to look at the prices of comparable houses in your city or town too. This can provide you with valuable housing market data and help you understand whether you're getting ready to sell a home in a buyer's or seller's market.

3. What Can I Do to Enjoy a Fast, Seamless Home Selling Experience?

The home selling journey can be tricky, particularly for those who are preparing to sell a house for the first time. Lucky for you, real estate agents are available in cities and towns nationwide, and these housing market professionals can help you enjoy a fast, seamless home selling experience.

A real estate agent boasts comprehensive housing market experience. He or she can offer tips to help you revamp your house's interior and exterior before you add your residence to the real estate market. That way, you can boost your chances of a quick home sale.

Also, a real estate agent will go above and beyond the call of duty throughout the home selling journey. This housing market professional will set up home showings and open houses, keep you up to date about offers on your home and negotiate with homebuyers on your behalf. And if you ever have home selling questions, a real estate agent is happy to respond to your queries immediately.

Collaborate with a real estate agent as you prepare to embark on the home selling journey, and you can move one step closer to maximizing the value of your residence.





Posted by Betsy Graziano on 12/3/2018

While buying a home is an exciting time, many buyers actually regret their home purchase. One of the biggest regrets that people have is the size of the house they purchased. People either pick a home thatís too large or too small. It may be hard to imagine that you can make a mistake on the size of the home that your purchase. You go into the home buying process knowing how many bedrooms you need and what type of home you might like. Once you begin living in the house, you could find a different story. You may not have enough space for all of your familyís belongings. On the flip side, you could find the amount of space in your home as overwhelming. 

Buying a home isnít like buying most other things. You canít easily return it, and thereís quite a bit of an upfront investment that must be made in order to make the purchase. Itís not simple to make a change if you buy the wrong house. The wrong purchase could set you back in making a move for years to come. 

Shop Smart

The best thing to do when shopping for a home is not only to see the home in its current state but what type of potential the house has. Can you add on to the home? Would you be able to make use of all the space the home has? Is there enough storage in the house? Are there ways to quickly add storage? These are a lot of things to consider when shopping for a home but theyíre all important questions. Once you move into the home, other than doing a complete overhaul, you may be out of options to improve it without looking for these areas. Of course, the ideal situation is to find a home that already has everything youíre looking for in it.      

Donít Buy Until Youíre Ready

Another mistake that people make is they try to go from renting to owning before theyíre ready. Living in an apartment or rental allows for a bunch of advantages that owning a home may not afford you. Owning a home takes commitment, and some people just arenít ready. Just because itís widely known knowledge that buying a home is a smart financial decision, doesnít mean itís always the best decision for you. You may not be able to afford a house thatís the right size for your family. You may not even know what the right size home will be for you. When these questions remain, you could end up buying a property thatís the wrong size. Donít worry if you need to take a few more years to save up for a house. On the contrary, donít worry if you donít think buying a home is the right decision for you at all.     






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Posted by Betsy Graziano on 11/28/2018


2 DAY STREET, Norfolk, MA 02056

Single-Family

$594,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This classic beauty is situated on over an acre of green in a popular neighborhood on the Medfield town line. Hardwood flooring connects the open floor plan through out the first floor.The foyer opens to both the living room and family room. The beamed ceiling fam. rm has a brick hearth with a wood burning FP & large windows. Both the liv. rm and fam. rm have views of the expansive, private front yard - perfect for soccer and football games. Both the din. rm and kitchen have walk out bay windows.The kitchen is loaded with cabinets, a pantry closet, built in hutch & a large eating area.It is equipped with granite counters, ss appliances and has a peninsula counter for terrific work space. The great rm is off the fam. rm with huge windows, cath. ceil. & a porch. Upstairs has a large master with en suite bath featuring walk in tiled shower w/ glass door. The other bdrms are all good sized as is the kids' bath.
Open House
Sunday
December 02 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Don't miss this stunning center entrance Colonial !! Large great room addition, updated kitchen & baths, huge flat yard. Privacy within a neighborhood. Quick close possible.
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Posted by Betsy Graziano on 11/27/2018

This Single-Family in Norfolk, MA recently sold for $875,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Betsy Graziano - William Raveis Delta Realtors.


7 Chatham Rd, Norfolk, MA 02056

Single-Family

$899,990
Price
$875,000
Sale Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
5
Baths
Beautiful 10 room, 4 bedroom, 5 bath Colonial home located in the desirable Cape Cod Estates on a cul de sac! Stunning chef's kitchen offers an extra large granite island, separate bakers counter, wet bar, 2 wine coolers, double ovens, custom cabinetry and very large eat-in area perfect for entertaining.Formal dining room. 3 season porch. Upstairs has 4 generous bedrooms (one en suite) and a recent (down to the studs) custom spa-like master bathroom with radiant heat! Very large and exquisitely finished basement with beautiful custom cabinetry has a full bathroom, storage area & closet, full media entertainment center, wet bar, granite counters, second dishwasher and refrigerator. Private well for lawn irrigation system. Electric Dog Fence.The home abuts town land and trails. Walk to commuter train! 3 car garage. Incredible value based upon quality of upgrades, size and condition! This is a home to treasure and appreciate!

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Posted by Betsy Graziano on 11/27/2018


17 Masconemet, Norfolk, MA 02056

Single-Family

$569,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Impeccably maintained and spacious center entrance colonial in sought after Noon Hill neighborhood on the Medfield line. This home is situated on a private corner lot with handsome rock walls and gardens. Freshly painted exterior and stunning hardwood flooring throughout! From the inviting family room with beamed cathedral ceiling, walk out bay window, built-ins, and fireplace you have access to the sunroom with radiant floor heat and oversized sliding glass doors to the patio. The kitchen features granite counters and large dining area with walk out bay window. Formal dining room, living room with walk-out bay, half bath and laundry room complete the first floor. On the 2nd level you will find four spacious bedrooms including the master with en suite bath and a family bath. The finished basement with recreation room and bonus room is perfect for the growing family. Close to commuter rail and major roadways. This is home!
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Sunday
December 02 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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