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Boston Home Sellers Should Act Now

March 23, 2013 |

If you’re thinking of putting your Boston home up for sale this spring, now is the time to do it! The local spring market activity is picking up now. You also have a better shot of selling your home quickly due to lack of inventory.Activity Accelerates in the Boston Real Estate Market There are a few things sellers should do to prepare their property to sell quickly. If your Boston home looks tired, freshen it up with a coat of paint, address small maintenance issues and de-clutter. Try to put away personal touches like pillows, throws or too many personal objet d’art that may be your taste, but do not necessarily appeal to everyone. It is helpful for the buyer to walk in and be able to visualize their belongings in your home - this will aid their decision process. Many buyers have a hard time visualizing living spaces if they are filled to the rim with the seller’s personal belongings. Another important factor to keep in mind is the green space, or lack thereof at this time of year. In the absence of fresh flowers in the yard or flower pots inside, you can improvise by placing artificial plants flowers around the deck and yard to give your home a vibrant, dynamic first impression. Luxury homes in some of the best Boston neighborhoods, like  Back Bay, Beacon Hill and the South End have small balconies and decks.  A touch of green plants or colorful flowers invigorate the property and give such a breath of fresh air. Contact me to find out more about recent Boston real estate transactions and how they impact your home value.


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