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Posted by Donna Coffin on 11/10/2017

As a home seller, it is essential to do everything possible to promote your house to the right groups of property buyers. However, as you approach the finish line of a home sale, you may encounter a "persistent" homebuyer. And if this happens, the home selling process may come to a screeching halt.

A persistent homebuyer may be more likely than others to demand home improvements or a price reduction to finalize a house sale. As a result, you may need to decide whether to accommodate this homebuyer's requests, continue to negotiate with him or her or walk away from a potential home sale altogether.

So what does it take to deal with a persistent homebuyer? Here are three tips to help you do just that.

1. Understand the Housing Market

Are a homebuyer's requests valid? If so, they are likely to be based on housing market data. Therefore, if you analyze the housing market closely, you can better understand a persistent homebuyer's demands and proceed accordingly.

Take a look at the prices of comparable houses in your city or town. By doing so, you can determine how your house's price rates against the competition.

Also, don't forget to assess the prices of recently sold homes in your area. This housing market data will help you understand the demand for houses in your city or town and determine whether you're operating in a seller's or buyer's market.

2. Stand Your Ground

A persistent homebuyer may be in a hurry to purchase your house. As such, he or she may push you to make rash decisions that may not be in your best interest.

For home sellers, it is important to take a step back and evaluate all aspects of any home selling decisions. And if you feel uncomfortable with a homebuyer's requests, you should feel comfortable walking away from a possible home sale.

Ultimately, declining a homebuyer's requests and walking away from a home sale is far from ideal. On the other hand, doing so will allow you to reenter the housing market and restart the home selling journey with a fresh perspective.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

If you're unsure about how to deal with a persistent homebuyer, you're probably not alone. Lucky for you, real estate agents are available nationwide to help you handle tough negotiations with any homebuyer, at any time.

A real estate agent understands the art of negotiation and can share his or her housing market expertise with you. That way, you can get the support you need to make informed decisions at each stage of the home selling journey.

Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent will respond to your home selling queries as the property selling journey progresses. No question is too big or too small for a real estate agent, and this housing market professional is happy to answer your home selling questions time and time again.

Take the guesswork out of dealing with a persistent homebuyer use these tips, and you can boost your chances of getting the best results from the home selling journey.




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Posted by Donna Coffin on 11/9/2017


89 Prospect St, Marlborough, MA 01752

Single-Family

$279,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
This 1900+ square foot home offers the charm of yesterday with the updates of today. Open layout on first floor is perfect for entertaining. Living room with bay window leads to formal dining room with built in china cabinet. Handy mud room off quaint kitchen with stainless steel appliances. First floor laundry and half bath with pedestal sink and built in cabinetry. Generous sized bedrooms. Beautiful hardwood flooring on first and second floor. Finished attic is perfect for family room or "man cave". Other updates include roof/2014, hot water heater/2013, replacement windows, security system and Nest Smart thermostat. The charming farmer's porch is calling you home!
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Posted by Donna Coffin on 11/3/2017

After years in your current residence, you're ready for a change. As such, you've decided to add your home to the real estate market in the hopes of moving on to bigger and better things. Selling a home can be a daunting task, particularly for first-time sellers. Fortunately, we're here to help you maximize the value of your home and accelerate the home selling process. Here are three tips that will ensure you can become an informed first-time home seller: 1. Stay the Course. Although you may expect immediate interest in your residence, it may take some time for interest in your home to pick up. However, a patient, dedicated home seller knows how to stay the course and remain calm, cool and collected throughout the home selling process. For instance, a home seller may add his or her residence to the real estate market and continue to share the online home listing with friends, family members and colleagues. By doing so, this home seller may be able to stir up interest in his or her residence over an extended period of time. It also is important to remember that Rome wasn't built in a day, and much in the same vein, the first offer you receive on your residence might not be the best one. As a result, you should only accept an offer that makes you feel comfortable, i.e. an offer that meets your expectations. 2. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff. After you accept an offer from a homebuyer, the buyer likely will want to set up a home inspection. And if he or she encounters unforeseen problems with your home, problems could arise that may slow down the home selling process. If a homebuyer notices substantial issues with your home, he or she may rescind an offer or ask that these problems be resolved. Furthermore, home repairs can be costly, which means you may be forced to invest in expensive home improvements or risk missing out on an opportunity to sell your home. As a home seller, you may encounter obstacles as you attempt to sell your home. But when difficulties arise, try to focus on what's important selling your home, maximizing its value and ensuring both you and the homebuyer are satisfied with the end results. A home seller who lets minor issues cause his or her blood pressure to rise may put a home sale in danger. Therefore, if you feel stressed, take a deep breath and try to work with a homebuyer to find a resolution that fits both sides. 3. Employ a Real Estate Agent. The home selling journey often is filled with twists and curves along the way. But with a real estate agent at your side, you'll be able to overcome any pitfalls immediately. Your real estate agent can promote and showcase your residence to prospective homebuyers. This professional also will provide expert tips, enabling you to streamline the process of selling your house. Remove the guesswork from the home selling journey become an informed first-time home seller, and you can speed up the process of generating interest in your house.





Posted by Donna Coffin on 11/1/2017

This Single-Family in Franklin, MA recently sold for $435,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Donna Coffin - ERA Key Realty Services - Distinctive Group.


95 Oxford Dr, Franklin, MA 02038

Single-Family

$449,900
Price
$435,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
A wonderful move in ready colonial in your favorite neighborhood! Low maintenance exterior and an entertaining private lot with huge front and backyard ready for all your gatherings or additions! Beautiful NEW hardwoods greet you as you enter the foyer. A Large carpeted formal living room with crown molding and french doors. A Formal dining room with NEW hardwoods, chair rail and crown molding. Awesome updated eat in kitchen with cherry wood cabinets, stainless appliances (all stay) and NEW ceramic tile. Off the kitchen is the fireplaced family room and NEWLY tiled half bath with first floor laundry. Upstairs you will fine a nice sized master bedroom with double closets. Two more generous bedrooms and a gorgeous remodeled full bath! This one owner home has been lovingly enjoyed and maintained. A fantastic location within minutes to train, commute routes and shopping yet set in a peaceful well loved neighborhood. Be the one to start making those new wonderful memories here!

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Posted by Donna Coffin on 10/28/2017

This Single-Family in Hudson, MA recently sold for $320,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Donna Coffin - ERA Key Realty Services - Distinctive Group.


50 Priest St, Hudson, MA 01749

Single-Family

$319,900
Price
$320,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Just move in to this pristine three bedroom ranch boasting updated kitchen with granite countertops, picture window allowing the sunshine to stream in and coming fully applianced! It's been tastefully done with a pleasant dining area. Beautiful hardwood flooring in main living area while tile flooring in kitchen and bath. Redone bath with beadboard, upgraded medicine cabinet and linen closet. Central air is a bonus in this lovely home.. French door to lower level brings you to finished family room with cabinetry. One car garage with opener. Enjoy maintenance free vinyl siding, replacement windows and roof was replaced in 2011.

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