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Requesting a home showing usually is a great idea if you find a residence you may want to buy. In addition, there are many things you can do to get the most out of any house showing, at any time.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you attend a home showing and determine if a particular residence is right for you.

1. Analyze All Areas of a Home

A home showing enables you to get an up-close look at all areas of a residence. Thus, you should examine each room in a house during a showing so you can envision what life may be like if you acquire this residence.

Don't forget to walk around outside a house, too. By doing so, you can evaluate a home's yard and other outdoor amenities, as well as the condition of a house's roof and siding.

2. Don't Hurry

There is no need to feel rushed during a house showing. Instead, take as much time as you need to walk around a house and perform a full property evaluation.

If you find you still want to know more about a home after a showing, don't stress, either. You can always request a second home showing to further evaluate a residence at your convenience.

3. Ask Questions

A home showing provides an unprecedented learning opportunity. As such, you may want to ask questions as you walk around a house so you can receive instant home insights from a seller's agent.

Furthermore, it is crucial to remember that there is no such thing as a "bad" question. If you are unsure about whether a house suits you perfectly, ask questions about the residence. That way, you can gain the insights you need to make an informed decision about whether to submit an offer to purchase a home or continue your house search.

As you get set to embark on the homebuying journey, you may want to collaborate with a real estate agent as well. This housing market professional can help you prepare for a house showing, along with provide insights into the homebuying journey that you may struggle to obtain elsewhere.

If you view a house with a real estate agent, for example, you can follow up with this housing market professional after the showing. Next, a real estate agent can help you weigh the pros and cons of a residence. And if you decide you have found your dream home, a real estate agent can help you put together a competitive offer to purchase this residence.

For homebuyers who are on the fence about whether to request a house showing, you may want to consult with a real estate agent right away. With a real estate agent at your side, you can get the support you need to streamline the homebuying journey. As a result, you can work with a real estate agent to find and acquire your dream residence without delay.



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High winds and heavy rainfall have the potential to cause serious harm to your lawn, flowers, shrubs and trees. Fortunately, strategies exist designed to minimize the damage. If a storm has been forecast for your area, here's what you need to do before it hits.

Mow Your Lawn

Mow your lawn if at all possible before the storm. This will help ensure that cleaning up any fallen debris will be easier when the storm has run its course. Besides, it will be one less thing you'll have to do after the storm has passed.

Pick Your Fruit

If you've got fruit trees in your yard, pick the fruit that's ripe or soon-to-be ripe. Otherwise, they may become projectiles in high wind conditions, posing a significant hazard that can break windows and harm people or animals, and even if this doesn't happen, it's likely that you'll lose the fruit if you don't pick it before the wind starts. As an added bonus, you'll have plenty of good things to eat while you wait out the storm. 

Move or Secure Outdoor Plants in Containers

Moving potted plants into the house, garage, or a sturdy outbuilding helps ensure they don't become damaged by high winds. For planters that are too large to bring inside, try to place them on their sides. Make sure you either remove or thoroughly secure any trellises or stakes. 

Stake Newly Planted Trees

Recently planted trees won't have had the time necessary to develop strong root systems, so be sure to stake them firmly to help keep them in place. Use tree stakes or two-by-fours, and be sure to keep the tie-downs loose enough to allow the trees to be able to move in the wind.

Clear Your Storm Drains

Storm drains that are full of accumulated debris can quickly fill with water during storms, resulting in flooding. Making certain yours are clean and clear will help prevent standing water situations in your yard and garden area. Standing water has the potential to severely damage or destroy the root systems of lawn grass, herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees.

It's also important to take protective measures so your yard and garden area gets through the stormy season with as little damage as possible. Healthy plants fare better under adverse conditions, and making the right planting selection also goes a long way toward keeping your yard from being ravaged by wind. When in doubt about what to include in your landscaping, choose plants that are native to the area -- unlike their non-native counterparts, they'll be acclimated to local weather conditions and therefore better able to come through storms intact. 

 

 



13 Deerfield Road, Medway, MA 02053

Single-Family

$649,900
Price

10
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Country style living at it's best. A classic traditional colonial in a prime neighborhood location with privacy. A generous wrap around Farmers porch and back deck offering additional 663 sq ft. A spacious back to front living room embraces the right side of the home with hardwood floors. The kitchen located in the hearth of the home is open to the formal Dining room and Living room w/newly refinished hardwoods and brick fireplace w/second front entrance and sliders to back deck. A newer half bath. Plus a huge cathedral beamed great room w/sky lights and sliders to back deck.Second story offers 3 great size bedrooms w/hardwoods and newer updated full baths w/granite. The Master bedroom has a nice walk in closet and storage area above garage. The lower level offers 2 more rooms~ playroom and office area for more enjoyment. Updates 1999- Vinyl sided 2002-Garage doors 2009- Windows 2013-Roof & Skylights 2019-Decks painted ~many updates that make this a special place to call HOME!
Open House
Saturday
June 27 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Due to Covid-19 Safety : Everyone must wear masks. Limit the number of people in your party to just buyers (max 2) / Agent -1. Preferred to email in advance ~ must practice social distancing. Limit touching. Lights will be on and doors will be opened. Sellers agent will limit to one party in the house at a time. Enter and exit thru front door!
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13 Deerfield Road, Medway, MA 02053

Single-Family

$679,900
Price

10
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Country style living at it's best. A classic traditional colonial in a prime neighborhood location with privacy. A generous wrap around Farmers porch and back deck offering additional 663 sq ft. A spacious back to front living room embraces the right side of the home with hardwood floors. The kitchen located in the hearth of the home is open to the formal Dining room and Living room w/newly refinished hardwoods and brick fireplace w/second front entrance and sliders to back deck. A newer half bath. Plus a huge cathedral beamed great room w/sky lights and sliders to back deck.Second story offers 3 great size bedrooms w/hardwoods and newer updated full baths w/granite. The Master bedroom has a nice walk in closet and storage area above garage. The lower level offers 2 more rooms~ playroom and office area for more enjoyment. Updates 1999- Vinyl sided 2002-Garage doors 2009- Windows 2013-Roof & Skylights 2019-Decks painted ~many updates that make this a special place to call HOME!
Open House
Saturday
June 27 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Due to Covid-19 Safety : Everyone must wear masks. Limit the number of people in your party to just buyers (max 2) / Agent -1. Preferred to email in advance ~ must practice social distancing. Limit touching. Lights will be on and doors will be opened. Sellers agent will limit to one party in the house at a time. Enter and exit thru front door!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 13 Deerfield Road, Medway, MA 02053    Get Directions

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The number one factor that affects the length of time a house remains on the market is curb appeal. That's the consensus of real estate professionals across the country, and was documented in a recent study by a well-known real estate website.

So if it's such a high priority, then why do a lot of homeowners skimp on that aspect of preparing their home for a fast sale? Sometimes it's a lack of awareness; other times it may be a lack of money. In extreme cases, it can be quite pricey to transform a home from "shabby" to "exquisite!" That's an unusual scenario, though, and in most cases the cost of enhancing your home's curb appeal should be both affordable and cost effective.

Where to Begin

The ideal visual (and visceral) effect you want to achieve can be summed up in ten words: fresh, well cared for, aesthetically pleasing, manicured, meticulous, updated, and clean. Perhaps a more concise way to describe the image you want to project to potential buyers is "pride of ownership." Once you're conveying that impression, people are going to make positive assumptions about the value and condition of your home. While it's not necessary that the front of your property and home look perfect in every imaginable way, it is important to pay attention to small details and overall impressions.

Some homeowners will see this goal as an overwhelming challenge, but it doesn't have to be. The first hurdle is to take care of the basics, such as making sure your lawn always looks freshly mowed and that there's no signs of peeling or faded paint on your home and garage. Pulling weeds, placing a few colorful hanging flower baskets in strategic locations, and trimming overgrown bushes and trees are also effective ways to make your property look more desirable.

An advantage of working with a seasoned real estate agent is that they can quickly size up the outside appearance of your home, and make cost-effective suggestions of ways to improve curb appeal and increase the attractiveness of your property. When it comes to selling your house in the shortest period of time, first impressions are vitally important.

One helpful tactic for getting your house noticed by house hunters and real estate agents is to take a walk (or drive) in your neighborhood to see how your curb appeal stacks up to other homes for sale in the area. Ideally, you want your home to look at least as good, if not better, than other nearby properties. Since potential buyers may be focusing their search on specific neighborhoods, such as yours, you'll be giving yourself more of an "inside track" in the real estate market by making sure your home compares favorably to others in the immediate area -- both inside and out.




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