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Posted by Maryann Clancy on 11/17/2017

If you're getting ready to put your house on the market, your real estate agent will create a focused marketing plan that will help attract interested prospects to your home. Although your agent will tap into a variety of resources to make it widely known that your house is for sale, there's information you can provide which will help them present it in its best possible light. Specifically, I'm talking about the things that make prospective buyers perk up, such as HVAC system upgrades, major home improvements, and decorating updates. If you've kept good records about rooms you've remodeled, fixtures you've replaced, and any structural, cosmetic, or mechanical upgrades you've made over the years, it would be helpful to itemize those improvements and share them with your Realtor or real estate agent. Unless your home was newly constructed when you bought it, chances are you've made numerous changes. Here are examples of some of the types of information you'll want to pass along to your agent:

  • The age of the roof: There are a lot of variables, when it comes to the life expectancy of roofing materials. With harsh weather conditions -- including sweltering summer days and annual ice buildups -- Mother Nature subjects your roof to a lot of wear and tear. If it's been more than 20 years since your roof was last replaced, the shingles are probably starting to show visible signs of deterioration. That's definitely not a selling point for prospective buyers. What house hunters do love to hear is that the roof is relatively new and has been replaced within the past five years. Although prices vary and can run higher, roofs typically cost at least $10,000 to replace. Many potential buyers would be turned off by the prospect of having to shell out that kind of money after they close on the house. Others might use that as a bargaining chip to get you to lower your asking price. In either case, an old roof puts you at a disadvantage.
  • Completed remodeling projects: Although some home buyers thrive on the idea of renovating a property themselves, most would prefer an updated home. Recently remodeled bathrooms and kitchens will make your house much more appealing and marketable to would-be buyers. If those closely scrutinized rooms look dated or poorly maintained, you can be sure that will negatively impact the selling price and/or the amount of time your house stays on the market.
  • Mechanical and electrical upgrades: People like to hear about improvements like a new central air conditioning system, a furnace replacement, or an upgraded electrical panel. These can all be major selling points, especially among prospective buyers who have had trouble with any of these vital systems in the past.
  • Miscellaneous: Other features that could help sell your house may include energy-efficient windows, new flooring, lighting, security systems, room additions, a new driveway or walkways, a finished basement or attic, basement waterproofing, new siding, fencing, patios, porches, and landscaping improvements.
While this is not a comprehensive list of all the home improvements you'll want to share with your real estate agent, it includes many of the key items that will be on the minds of prospective buyers.





Posted by Maryann Clancy on 11/16/2017


16 Deerfield Rd, Sherborn, MA 01770

Single-Family

$1,049,000
Price

11
Rooms
5
Beds
4
Baths
Have it all in the top rated Dover-Sherborn school system! Meticulously maintained home in a desirable cul de sac neighborhood bordered by town forest & beautiful gardens surrounding a heated in-ground pool, spa & inviting gazebo. The spacious floor plan provides plenty of room for all; large fireplaced living room w/bay window over looking the gardens, banquet sized fireplaced dining room, first floor office, music room & all white gourmet kitchen updated in 2017 w/vintage style Viking professional stove. Huge fireplaced family room with cathedral ceiling is surrounded by windows that open onto a deck, gardens and pool. Large master suite has 2 walk-in closets, updated bath w/glamorous shower and soaking tub. Privately connected bedroom/bath suite w/separate access, perfect for guests, au-pair, in law or studio. The setting is a private oasis within a centrally located neighborhood. Move-in ready w/many recent upgrades. Perfect layout for entertaining & a variety of lifestyles!
Open House
Sunday
November 19 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Very spacious Colonial in a desirable cul de sac neighborhood! Gorgeous grounds!
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Location: 16 Deerfield Rd, Sherborn, MA 01770    Get Directions

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Posted by Maryann Clancy on 11/16/2017


52 Green Ln, Sherborn, MA 01770

Single-Family

$760,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Perfect setting for this sun-filled Contemporary nestled on 3 private acres. This home offers open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors and large windows. There is a spacious living room, dining room, fireplaced family room with wet bar, and well designed kitchen with comfortable dining area which leads to a private deck. The second level includes a large master bedroom suite with fireplace and full bath, 2 other bedrooms and family bath. Finished lower level with full bath completes the living area. The interior is accented by a rich combination of natural woods, crisp white walls and walls of windows with lovely views. Brand new septic system completed in October 2017 makes this a move in ready home. Extremely convenient, idyllic, one of a kind, country neighborhood of unique homes off the beaten path, yet seconds from Sherborn center for easy commuting! Great opportunity to own a very special home with the #1 rated school system in the state!
Open House
Sunday
November 19 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Fabulous and private setting close to town! Beautifully maintained Contemporary!
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Location: 52 Green Ln, Sherborn, MA 01770    Get Directions

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Posted by Maryann Clancy on 11/16/2017


11 Prospect St, Sherborn, MA 01770

Single-Family

$748,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
Lovely Contemporary Ranch with great floor plan, for easy one level living. Fabulous cathedral great room across the back of the house, with walls of glass overlooking 2 acres of open fields & gardens. This is a very sunny well kept home with beautiful large kitchen, spacious first floor master suite, charming fireplaced living room & gleaming hardwood floors.There is also a nice loft with full bath, bedroom and office or exercise area. Solar panels (owned by the seller) were added in 2010. The wonderful barn with tin roof provides a great option for a variety of uses. This property with the spectacular grounds, offers the perfect opportunity for raising animals, gardening & play. Brand new septic system has just been completed in 2017. Nicely located for easy commute, yet the perfect setting for country living at its best. A must see, this is a unique opportunity for a variety of lifestyles, in a fabulous location with 2 very usable acres! Shows beautifully!!
Open House
Sunday
November 19 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Contemporary ranch in a stunning 2 acre setting with barn!
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Location: 11 Prospect St, Sherborn, MA 01770    Get Directions

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Posted by Maryann Clancy on 11/16/2017


31 Spywood Rd, Sherborn, MA 01770

Single-Family

$738,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Located in a fabulous neighborhood of mini estate properties, this picture perfect classic Colonial has been well maintained inside and out. There are hardwood floors throughout, tastefully updated kitchen, fireplaced living room, formal dining room and fireplaced family room. There is an inviting 3 season porch with cathedral ceiling and walls of glass leading to deck. The second floor offers 4 good sized bedrooms and 2 full baths. Very spacious walk out lower level playroom with woodstove completes the comfortable interior living spaces. The grounds are quite private with direct access to conservation and plenty of space for gardening and play. Great town, great house, great schools. Move right in and relax!!
Open House
Sunday
November 19 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
A remarkable value! Beautifully maintained from top to bottom in a lovely neighborhood setting! Classic Colonial!
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Location: 31 Spywood Rd, Sherborn, MA 01770    Get Directions

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