Cheryl Fleming - RE/MAX Executive Realty


When you’re showing your home, you need to stage the home properly to impress buyers. Buyers need to be able to get an idea of what it would be like to live in the home. No matter what your own lifestyle is, or what problems you have had in the home, there are certain things that you probably don’t want to share with anyone who could be a potential buyer on a walk through. 


Any Kind Of Taxidermy


Although you may enjoy hunting and taxidermy, there are few things that creep out potential buyers more than seeing animals that were formerly alive hanging on your wall. It’s been shown that taxidermy often gives buyers a sense of dread and can creep them out. Yes, that bear rug may be comfy and quite the accomplishment, but not everyone will share the same sentiment as you. Be sure to get all of these animal displays out of your home when you’re getting ready to sell it and show the property.


Personal Collections That May Be A Bit On The Strange Side


It’s really cool if you want to collect dolls, clowns, or have some kind of a celebrity shrine in your home. It’s cool for you, that is. Keep these items to yourself, especially when the home is going to be shown. Any room that could be considered too full of any one kind of item should be redecorated slightly before a home showing. 


Weapons


Weapons are on the same spectrum as taxidermy. Many people may have differing opinions with you on the subject and it could creep some buyers out. If you have any kinds of guns or knives displayed in your home, you should put them away for showings. These items can make buyers feel very uncomfortable and leave them turned off by your home.       



Political Items


If you like to get political, know that many people who are potentially going to buy your home probably don’t share your views or interests. Keep any politically charged signs and organizational symbols out of view for the showing of your home. Buyers may not be able to relate, and in turn, end up being turned off by your home.     


Bug Traps Or Mouse Traps


We all have experienced bugs or mice in our homes at one time or another. When the house goes up for sale, you don’t want to advertise this by keeping any kinds of traps in view of buyers. People will get creeped out easily by the thought that pests have infested the home at some point. Although the home inspection will probably note that there was some type of a pest problem in the home, you don’t want to lose potential buyers because a mouse trap was in view.



47 Hingham Rd, Grafton, MA 01536

North Grafton

Single-Family

$415,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
This customized ranch has had numerous fabulous updates. The lovely gourmet kitchen is ideal for the person who loves to cook with ample stunning granite counter prep space & upgraded year old Thermador stainless appliances. The spacious entertainment sized dining area located off the kitchen has hardwoods, vaulted ceiling & skylight. There is a slider that opens to the wonderful yard complete with 22x42 in-ground pool, covered patio & mature fruit trees including apple, peach, nectarine, pears, grapes & cherry! There are 3 bedrms, 2 fully updated baths, a cozy family rm with bay window & wood stove. Crown moldings are featured throughout the main house. Additionally, there is a fantastic finished basement with tile flooring & office area. The 32 ft. oversized garage has 12' ceilings with additional storage overhead. This home is a short walk to Airport Park which is great for the entire family. Located in a nice area of homes in N. Grafton! Showings begin SAT OH 12-2.
Open House
Saturday
October 24 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Stop by to see this great house in a great neighborhood. Beautiful in-ground pool, finished basement, oversized garage and updated kitchen and baths! Wonderful commuter location minutes to the Mass Pike, N. Grafton commuter train, Tufts, Routes 495, 146 & 20. Please adhere to all Covid guidelines. Mask required and social distancing.
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Location: 47 Hingham Rd, Grafton, MA 01536    Get Directions

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9 Sunnyside Ter, Grafton, MA 01560

South Grafton

Single-Family

$279,000
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
This solidly built ranch home features lovely refinished hardwood flooring. Many updates have been completed including kitchen and mud room floor. Updated bath with beadboard. Walls, ceilings and woodwork in bedrooms, dining area and family room have been freshly painted. Custom blinds in the family room will stay. Recent front walk way and gutters have been added to the exterior. Updated windows. Oil tank, 2016. Enclosed carport can be used for parking or a great space to enjoy in the warmer weather. This home is located on a quiet side street just a short walk to S. Grafton Elementary School and Mill Villages Park. Town utilitiies. Quick access to Route 146, Mass Pike, 495, Tufts and N. Grafton commuter train. Showings begin by appt at OH SUNDAY 8/23 12-2.
Open House
Sunday
August 23 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Please set up showings through showing time for 15 minute appts. for Open House on Sunday.
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For a home seller, hosting an open house can be a double-edged sword.

On the one hand, an open house provides an opportunity to showcase your residence to large groups of prospective homebuyers. Conversely, hosting an open house also requires lots of preparation, and getting ready for an open house may prove to be overwhelming, time-consuming and costly.

Lucky for you, we're here to help host an unforgettable open house.

Now, let's take a look at three factors that a home seller needs to consider before an open house.

1. The Current Condition of Your Home

Although you might believe that your home is currently open house-ready, it may need some work. Fortunately, there are many ways to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of your residence and plan your open house accordingly.

For example, a home appraisal may prove to be exceedingly valuable. This appraisal enables a home inspector to review your residence both inside and out. Then, he or she can offer home improvement recommendations so that you can upgrade your residence as needed.

Take a home appraisal report seriously. By doing so, a home seller can transform an ordinary residence into one that matches or exceeds homebuyers' expectations during an open house.

2. The Home's Interior or Exterior

Homebuyers are drawn to residences that feature dazzling gardens, clutter-free interiors and other stunning features. Thus, a home seller who dedicates the necessary time and resources to bolster a house's interior and exterior can increase the likelihood of hosting a successful open house.

To improve a home's interior, a home seller can scrub the floors, clean the walls and ceilings and perform assorted home interior maintenance and improvements. In addition, a home seller should depersonalize and declutter a home's interior as much as possible.

Comparatively, to enhance a house's exterior, a home seller should mow the front lawn, clear debris and dust from exterior walkways and ensure the house looks great to passers-by. With simple home exterior improvements, a home seller can boost a house's curb appeal and help a home stand out from other available residences.

3. Your Real Estate Agent

Let's face it – prepping for an open house can be stressful. However, a real estate agent can help a home seller get ready for the best- and worst-case scenarios.

A real estate agent will help a home seller prepare his or her residence for an open house. Next, he or she will promote the open house to potential homebuyers and collect feedback from them throughout the event.

After an open house reaches its conclusion, a real estate agent will offer honest, unbiased insights into the event. He or she also will keep you up to date about any potential home offers and ensure you can make informed home selling decisions.

Take the guesswork out of preparing for an open house. Consider the aforementioned factors, and you can get your residence ready for an open house in no time at all.



173 1/2 Brigham Hill Rd, Grafton, MA 01536

North Grafton

Single-Family

$460,000
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
This traditionally styled 4 bedroom colonial is located on a beautiful scenic country road in N. Grafton & is situated on a picturesque, mature, well-landscaped 1 acre lot. This lovely home has hardwoods & ceramic tile throughout the first floor. The dining room & formal living room are perfect for hosting your next get together. Fabulous cabinet packed oak kitchen with slider & tile floor. The huge family room has a cathedral ceiling and masonry fireplace wonderful for chilly New England nights. Additionally, a deck overlooks the private yard which is great for summer relaxation. Spacious master bedroom plus 3 additional bedrooms and full bath are located on the second floor. Neutral decor, central a/c, cedar siding, 2 car garage, generator hook up. Water tank less than one year old. All appliances to stay. Town utilities. Minutes to the N. Grafton commuter train, Tufts University, Mass Pike Rte 146, 495 & 20.
Open House
Saturday
July 25 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
COVID guidelines to be followed. Please bring masks. Only groups of 3 people allowed in at a time.
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