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Posted by Austin Realty Group on 11/17/2020

Let's face it Ė cleaning a house from top to bottom may prove to be a time-consuming task. Fortunately, we're here to help you streamline your home cleaning efforts and ensure you can get your house ready for the real estate market.

Now, let's take a look at three steps that home sellers should take before cleaning a house.

1. Make a Plan

If you only have a limited amount of time to clean your house prior to listing it, there is no need to worry. Plan ahead, and you can achieve the best-possible results.

Oftentimes, it helps to make a checklist of which rooms need to be cleaned. You also should include the types of cleaning that need to be done in different areas of your home. For instance, if you need to scrub the bathroom toilets or remove dust from the bedroom ceiling fan, you should include these details in your checklist.

With a plan in place, you'll be better equipped than ever before to speed up your home cleaning efforts. And if you need extra assistance as you craft your home cleaning plan, it may help to consult with a real estate agent.

A real estate agent understands what it takes to prepare a house for the real estate market. As such, this housing market professional can offer recommendations and suggestions about how to plan ahead for home cleaning.

2. Establish Priorities

Once you know which areas of your home that you need to clean, you should establish priorities. By doing so, you can further streamline your home cleaning activities.

It generally helps to clean common home areas at the same time. For instance, if all of your bedrooms are located on the top floor of your house, you may want to go from bedroom to bedroom and perform extensive cleaning. That way, you can simultaneously clean all of your home's bedrooms.

In addition, it may be a good idea to schedule attic or basement cleaning first. Cleaning an attic or basement may force you to get dirty. And if you clean these areas right away, you can minimize the risk of spreading attic or basement debris into other portions of your home.

3. Pick Up Cleaning Supplies

Make a list of cleaning supplies that you'll need to make your house sparkle. Then, you can purchase these supplies and return home to kick off your cleaning efforts.

Don't forget to buy gloves, facemasks and any other items that you'll need to protect your face, hands and skin. These items will enable you to stay safe as you work in areas that may be loaded with debris.

Lastly, if you need help getting the best-possible home cleaning results, you may want to consider hiring professionals. With a team of expert home cleaners at your side, you can receive comprehensive home cleaning assistance.

Ready to clean your house? Follow the aforementioned steps, and you can quickly and effortlessly prepare to clean your residence prior to adding it to the real estate market.





Posted by Austin Realty Group on 11/14/2020

New Construction Classic traditional Colonial boasting 3,476 SF in great location near Lahey Medical Center. Beautiful open floor plan offers 10 rooms, 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with separate laundry room on 1st floor. Quality details throughout by well known local builder. Gourmet eat-in kitchen displays granite counters, large island and stainless steel appliances. Entertain your guests in a grand formal dining room that leads to an amazing 26'X24' family room with gas fireplace, vaulted ceiling and hardwood floors. Formal living room or 1st floor office on the 1st floor extends many opportunities for today's living. Master bedroom on the 2nd floor offers a luxurious en-suite and walk-in closet. 3 additional bedrooms all with hardwood floors on the 2nd level. Enjoy the separate 2nd floor laundry room with lots of room for organization. Kids will love the playroom on the lower level for having fun with friends. A short distance to shops, restaurants and major routes.

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Posted by Austin Realty Group on 11/10/2020

When you decide to sell your home, thereís a long list of things that youíll need to do from finding a real estate agent to making repairs around the home. Itís nice to have a to-do list handy to help you figure out what you need to do and when throughout the course of the sale of your home. 


Find Out The Estimated Value Of Your Home


You should do a quick search online to see what your property is valued at. Some websites even have the number of views that your property has gotten over its lifetime on the site. This will give you an idea of how much you might get for the sale of your home as well as how much interest there may be in buying the home to begin with. If you see what your, home has listed in a basic online search, youíll be able to tell what needs to be updated when the home is actually listed by your realtor.   


Get Things Fixed


If there have been issues in the home, you should work on getting them fixed. Youíll also need to know what has happened in the home over the years in order to put together a proper disclosure. Has the basement flooded? Did you face an electrical fire?  All of these problems need to be listed. You can also disclose what you did to remedy the issues. The buyer has a right to know and understand that they are moving in under good conditions. 


Learn About Potential Real Estate Agents


Itís so important to hire the right agent when youíre selling your home. You are getting a return on your initial investment, so you want it to be a good one! Youíll also want to know that you have someone who will be there to do home showings, process paperwork, and be your advocate throughout the process. You can contact various references that real estate agents provide and ask how they felt about the agentís work. 


Find Out How Your Home Will Be Marketed


In Todayís technology-based world, there are so many ways that a home can be marketed. This includes the use of websites, social media, open houses, video tours, and photos. Your agent should be well-versed in all of these areas, or be able to hire people who do know how to best use these areas of marketing. Every avenue that is used to get buyers for your home is beneficial to you as a seller.



Understanding the process of how a home is sold can help you to be prepared when youíre ready to sell.





Posted by Austin Realty Group on 11/3/2020

This Single-Family in Westford, MA recently sold for $749,900. This Cape,Contemporary style home was sold by - Austin Realty Group.


14 Saint Marys Dr, Westford, MA 01886

Single-Family

$749,900
Price
$749,900
Sale Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
This just may be the "dream house" you have been looking for! Custom built Cape with 2 additions. Offering 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Huge gourmet kitchen, cherry cabinetry, SS appliances, 5 burner gas cooktop, island with sink, recessed lighting, tiled floor and skylight. 1st floor home office with bay window. A two level family room with recessed lighting and vaulted ceiling great for entertaining. Triple decks from kitchen, family room or 1st flr suite. Open dining/living room w fireplace. Spacious 1st floor bedroom suite great for in-law or au-pair with vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet, en-suite with double vanity, tiled shower, toilet and bidet. Three additional bedrooms and bath on the second floor and walk-in storage. Custom 6 panel doors/moldings throughout the house. Expand to the walk-out LL that offers a cozy 18x14 theater for movie night. Additional amenities include central air conditioning and alarm system. Located on a large wooded lot with easy access to Rt 495.

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Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Austin Realty Group on 11/3/2020

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If you're looking for that second home in the vacation paradise of your dreams, these five locations have just turned the corner from luxury sellers' market to luxury buyers' market: 

Maui, Hawaii

Tennis clubs, golf resorts and views of white sand beaches and pristine blue water top the reasons why Maui has become a top-five hot luxury market. After experiencing a surge in vacation home prices over the past few years, the market here is now beginning to level out. This is good news for homebuyers seeking refuge on Hawaii's second-largest island. If you're in the mood for a tropical island paradise that won't cost a millionaire's fortune, Maui could be the solution. 

Palm Beach, Fla.

Forty-seven miles of beaches and the absence of state income tax are only two of the draws for those looking to buy a luxury home in Palm Beach. Now becoming a strong market for buyers, this highly populated area of the United States features exotic nightlife and culture for days. There's always something to do and someone to do it with in Palm Beach, including buying a luxury home. 

Washington, D.C.

It's mostly young millennial couples who are buying up the luxury homes in and around Washington, D.C., including the area of Arlington, VA. High-paying jobs enjoyed by highly educated workers make this a hot spot for the upwardly mobile among us and the hottest commodities right now are new constructions or homes that have been renovated in the last five years. 

Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai, the northern-most island of the Hawaiian chain, has always been a magnet for the wealthiest home seekers. Privacy, lush green spaces and a quiet, unconventional lifestyle factor among the reasons for Kauai's popularity. Not known for it's sizzling nightlife, this area is prized for just the opposite -- as a private, respectful place to settle in and kick-back on vacation, spectacular views included. 

Brooklyn, N.Y

Surprisingly, Brooklyn -- with its population of over 2.5 million people -- has recently become a luxury buyer's paradise. Once all but forgotten in the shadow of nearby Manhattan, the new construction of luxury condos, coupled with the old-time charm of the traditional brownstone, has rocketed Brooklyn to the forefront of choice places to live in the U.S. For luxury home buyers who enjoy the hustle and glamour of city living, Brooklyn is holding its own. 

If you're looking to buy a luxury home in an area that may have been previously unaffordable, make one of these five luxury hot spots your new jumping-off point. 




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