Thinking about Selling Next Spring?
Why not take the opportunity to do a few small items of preparation
while giving back for the Holidays!
Cleanse Your Closet
If your closet is feeling a little overstuffed, take a couple of hours to clean it out and make a donation pile. Focus on warm weather wear like sweaters and coats—then make the trek to a local homeless shelter orSalvation Army to donate your extra clothes to those that need them much more than you do.
Clean Out Your Pantry
If you’re like me, I know there are probably more than a few canned goods in your pantry just waiting to see the light of day. Why not do a thorough pantry clean out and run those unused goods over to your local food bank to help feed families in need this holiday season? Feeding America is a good resource to help a food bank close to you.
Don't Just Decorate - Donate unused Decorative items
We all buy more holiday decorations year after year, leaving some in the boxes never to see the light of day. Many shelters, schools and other organizations would love to decorate with your items. Donate them to a local church or woman's club. One less box to pack come spring.
and while you are giving back...
Mail Some Holiday Cheer to Our Heroes
Never underestimate the weight of a heartfelt card. So many incredible service men and women are deployed over the holidays, but you can brighten up their time away by sending a thoughtful card through the Red Cross’ Holiday Mail for Heroes program. Get your pals together for a card making party to make an occasion out of it!
It's always nice to help others and in this case yourself as well. You will feel great now and in the spring!
This Weekends Local Area OPEN HOUSES
It might be cold outside, but the Real Estate market is certainly heating up again. Check out the list of Open Houses coming up this weekend for Lynnfield, Middleton, North Reading and Wakefield.
Our Featured Open House of the Week is 12 Oakland Road in North Reading. New to the market and reduced to $549,900 we think this is a must see. Please call us if you would like to see this lovely home for a private showing prior – we would be happy to set up an appointment for you.
Let them know we sent you and call us if you would like any information regarding any of these wonderful homes prior to heading out. The Janice Sullivan Team
90 Chestnut Street 2/9 OH 12:00 – 2:00
3 Redwood 2/9 OH 12:00 – 1:30
15 Bishops 2/9 OH 12:00 – 2:00
159 Main Street 2/9 OH 2:00 – 3:30
106 East Street 2/9 OH 11:00 – 1:00
21 Lake Street (lot 1) 2/9 OH 2:00 – 3:30
5 Anthony Road 2/9 OH 12:00 – 2:00
5 Locust Street 2/9 OH 12:00 – 2:00
12 Oakland Road 2/9 OH 1:00 – 2:30 (also recently reduced 30K)
126 Marblehead Street 2/8 12:00 – 2:00 & 2/9 12:00 – 2:00
314 Haverhill Street (lot 2) 2/9 11:30 – 1:30
1 Jessica Lane 2/9 OH 11:00 – 1:00
Or here is a list of Condo OH's
WHY DO WE ADVOCATE FOR STAGE EVERY HOUSE WE SELL?
ATTRACTS MORE BUYERS
ATTRACTS MORE OFFERS
SELLS HOMES FASTER
AND USUALLY FOR A HIGHER SALES PRICE!
A TRUE EXAMPLE ~ RIGHT HERE IN NORTH READING.
ON THE MARKET FOR 36 DAYS WITHOUT ANY OFFERS AND VERY LITTLE ACTIVITY... WHEN THE OWNERS CONTACTED US.
IT TOOK SOME CONVINCING, BUT WITH A LITTLE PRESSURE AND THE STATISTICS TO BACK IT UP WE PUSHED FOR STAGING AND RELAUNCHING THE PROPERTY PROPERLY! PAINTERS WERE BROUGHT IN, STAGERS WERE READY AND DID THEIR MAGIC AND WHEN ALL WAS DONE WE SUMMONED OUR FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS AND HAD THE WHOLE HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHED.
14 DAYS AFTER RELAUNCH THE OFFER WAS UNDER AGREEMENT WITH A FULL PRICE OFFER!
THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN BY ACCIDENT... PROPER PLANNING AND PREPARATION ARE THE KEY TO SUCCESS WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME.
AND PHOTOS DON'T LIE - TAKE A LOOK FOR YOURSELF.
Unstaged Foyer - with random couch left home buyers confused right from the start.
Added a focal point removing excess furniture - showed the grand foyer and welcomed buyers to this amazing home.
Not the most inviting room. This living room left buyers wondering if furniture placement was an issue.
By creating a cozy conversation seating arrangement - there is no question how inviting and warm this space truly is.
Outdated Orange Kitchen catch your attention!
Amazing what a coat of paint on the cabinets can do... and the countertops are still orange!
Cramped crowded Family room ~ with more orange...
Now open and airy family room showing off the details of period fireplace which opens directly to the kitchen and dining room.
IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT SELLING NOW OR IN THE SPRING ~ NOW IS THE TIME TO CONTACT US.
THE JANICE SULLIVAN TEAM ~ 978-664-4556
As we close the door on another year we like to review the market trends and look for indicators for what the future will bring. This year I decided to look back a full 5 years, so that I could truly see the big picture, and how the market has rebounded and what I saw was amazing even to my own eyes.
North Reading's Sales Volume has increased by 66% at the same time as the town's Inventory levels dropped by 41%.
Both are signs of another Seller's Market in 2014!
Our Team helped more families buy and sell homes in North Reading in 2013 than any other Realtor.
Call us today if you are thinking about selling your home in 2014.
We have the proven strategies for success in todays market.
Now is the time to start preparing your home for selling next spring ~ Call us today!
TAKE A SNEAK PEEK INSIDE THIS SPRAWLING, ONE OF A KIND, EXPANDED COLONIAL with 3 ROOM GUEST SUITE on GORGEOUS LEVEL ACRE in CASTLE ESTATES!
JOIN US SUNDAY 11:30 - 1:30 FOR OUR FIRST OPEN HOUSE.
5 CASTLE ROAD ~ NORTH READING