Christine Sosa - RE/MAX On The River



Posted by Christine Sosa on 4/16/2018

If your house is already on the market, you're probably familiar with the hectic process of getting it in presentable condition for the next showing.

Since there are so many things to remember, it can be helpful to create a "pre-showing checklist" you can refer to whenever you need it. Your reliance on the list will probably diminish over time, but it can be a good way to become more organized, focused, and efficient.

Even the simple action of writing down your priorities will make an impression on your mind and help reinforce your memory of what needs to be done prior to a showing or open house. Here are a few tips for staying on track, simplifying the process, and remembering important tasks that are all-too-easy to forget.

Stay One Step Ahead of Dust

Ideally, every room in your house should be dusted at least once a week, but that chore often tends to get postponed, overlooked, or just plain avoided! The problem with not dusting on a regular basis is that it tends to accumulate and get worse. What often occurs to home sellers is the sudden realization -- typically, just before walking out the door prior to a scheduled house showing -- that there's a thick layer of dust on your window blinds, baseboards, or book shelves.

If you're literally minutes away from a real estate agent showing up at your front door with clients, it's generally too late to do anything about the dust accumulations. However, if you've tackled those issues a day or two before they're walking up your front pathway, you can put your mind at ease that you've conquered the "grunge factor"! If you happen to have a housekeeper handling those details, it might pay to casually remind them to do an extra-thorough job on those dusty, grungy areas.

If you have kids (and even if you don't), dirt, finger prints, and hand smudges can often be found around light switches, cabinets, and door areas. While that might be the last thing you think about when preparing your home for a showing, it could be one of the first things potential buyers notice. Although perfection is an unrealistic standard to aspire to, "the devil is in the details!" In other words, it can be the small, easily overlooked details that undermine your chances for making a great impression on prospective buyers.

A Word About Mouse Traps

Whether you live in a mansion or a bungalow, nearly all homeowners occasionally have problems with mice sneaking into their basement, garage, or attic. Sometimes the little critters even find their way into your main living area (eek!). That's why it makes sense to set up a few mouse traps in areas where mice are most likely to enter. Mouse traps come in a variety of designs, some of which are better for homes with pets, children, or squeamish adults!

When it comes to preparing for a house showing, it's always a good idea to check mousetraps for "victims" that may have sprung your devices. Ideally, mousetraps shouldn't be placed in conspicuous spots, but you definitely don't want buyers to see dead mice anywhere in your house. Granted, live ones are worse, but -- in either case -- any infestation (or the perception of one) could be a deal breaker!





Posted by Christine Sosa on 4/14/2018


62 Moody Ln, West Newbury, MA 01985

Condo

$699,000
Price

8
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Come Home to Award Winning Ocean Meadow at West Newbury Active Adult 55+ Community. This popular Caiden-style home will take your breath away...Only minutes to downtown Newburyport. Enjoy a wonderful variety of gourmet restaurants, boutique shopping, vibrant waterfront community, and miles of beautiful ocean coastline. Surrounded by over 200 acres of Conservation Land and situated in a private setting at the very end of the community. The interior finishes offer a lifestyle of luxury throughout. Plantation shutters and custom blinds, custom cabinetry, granite counters, breakfast island, hardwood floors, high end appliances, and the always popular feature- Ultra Morning Room. This unit also features a full walkout Lower Level already plumbed for additional bath. Much desired Town-home in a lovely community. close to highways, MBTA, and Bus to Boston, NY, and ME. 2 car Garage, plenty of storage, and community garden. This is a pet friendly community.
Open House
Saturday
April 14 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Christine Sosa on 4/12/2018


62 Moody Ln, West Newbury, MA 01985

Condo

$699,000
Price

8
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Come Home to Award Winning Ocean Meadow at West Newbury Active Adult 55+ Community. This popular Caiden-style home will take your breath away...Only minutes to downtown Newburyport. Enjoy a wonderful variety of gourmet restaurants, boutique shopping, vibrant waterfront community, and miles of beautiful ocean coastline. Surrounded by over 200 acres of Conservation Land and situated in a private setting at the very end of the community. The interior finishes offer a lifestyle of luxury throughout. Plantation shutters and custom blinds, custom cabinetry, granite counters, breakfast island, hardwood floors, high end appliances, and the always popular feature- Ultra Morning Room. This unit also features a full walkout Lower Level already plumbed for additional bath. Much desired Town-home in a lovely community. close to highways, MBTA, and Bus to Boston, NY, and ME. 2 car Garage, plenty of storage, and community garden. This is a pet friendly community.
Open House
Sunday
April 15 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 62 Moody Ln, West Newbury, MA 01985    Get Directions

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Posted by Christine Sosa on 4/9/2018

Bedrooms come in a variety of shapes and sizes. You bedroom is more than a place for sleeping. They have become multi-purpose rooms over the years. Depending on your circumstances, bedrooms may need to house a home office, a playroom, or a tv and movie hub in addition to a bed. The most important role your bedroom plays is providing you with a good nightís rest. We have a bunch of different ideas here to help you maximize your space and style in the most comfortable way possible. Consider What The Space Will Be Used For Will your bedroom be used as a reading room? If so, you need to add a comfy chair to the space. If your bedroom has a multi-purpose as a home office, youíll need to add a comfy desk and chair to the room for your working hours. Plan the room around the pieces that must be in there. Many pieces of furniture can also be double purposed like a table that can also be used as a desk. Itís All In Where You Place Things The biggest decision that youíll need to make is where to put the furniture. If you place things strategically, youíll be able to fit everything you need in the room without sacrificing charm and style. Placing the bed near the windows is a great way to save space and let light in, since a bed wonít completely block the window. Add Your Character To The Space If your bedroom represents the things that you love, you canít go wrong in the space. While itís usually not recommended that we work and sleep in the same space, sometimes itís unavoidable. There are ways that you can separate the two worlds with a room screen, for example. Whatever your bedroom space is being used for, be sure to provide balance to the room. As long as an object is pleasing to you, you canít go wrong placing it in the bedroom. Think outside of the box with objects like benches, love seats and even antique radios. If you can use it and it makes you happy, thereís a way to make the object fit within the purpose of your bedroom. Lighting No matter what your bedroom will be used for, lighting is extremely important. Make sure that thereís lights near each side of the bed. These will be useful for many different things from early morning risers to reading in bed to night owls. Planning Makes The Process Smoother Remember that the most important thing that you can do for your bedroom furniture arrangement- or any room for that matter- is to plan. With careful measurements of the pieces that must go into the room and careful thought of what youíd like to go into the room, you can create the perfect bedroom.





Posted by Christine Sosa on 4/4/2018


62 Moody Ln, West Newbury, MA 01985

Condo

$699,000
Price

8
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Come Home to Award Winning Ocean Meadow at West Newbury Active Adult 55+ Community. This popular Caiden-style home will take your breath away...Only minutes to downtown Newburyport. Enjoy a wonderful variety of gourmet restaurants, boutique shopping, vibrant waterfront community, and miles of beautiful ocean coastline. Surrounded by over 200 acres of Conservation Land and situated in a private setting at the very end of the community. The interior finishes offer a lifestyle of luxury throughout. Plantation shutters and custom blinds, custom cabinetry, granite counters, breakfast island, hardwood floors, high end appliances, and the always popular feature- Ultra Morning Room. This unit also features a full walkout Lower Level already plumbed for additional bath. Much desired Town-home in a lovely community. close to highways, MBTA, and Bus to Boston, NY, and ME. 2 car Garage, plenty of storage, and community garden. This is a pet friendly community.
Open House
Sunday
April 08 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 62 Moody Ln, West Newbury, MA 01985    Get Directions






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