Christine Powers - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cohasset



Posted by Christine Powers on 10/27/2020

There is a science to selling your home at the best price and within the shortest period of time, but it's not always an exact science!

Although you can't control market conditions, seasonal fluctuations, or the condition of your neighbors' property, you are still in the driver's seat when it comes to pricing, curb appeal, and the interior condition of your home.

Assuming there's no legal snags or major "red flags" about the condition or appearance or your home, the selling price you set may make the difference between a fast sale and house that lingers on the market for months on end. Many house hunters and (all) real estate agents are quite savvy about property values and real estate prices. If the selling price of your home is based on emotional factors or the amount of money you need to get back in order to purchase your next house, then there's a good chance you'll be pricing yourself out of the market. That's where your real estate agent comes in. They will help you set a realistic asking price that will favorably position it to similar properties in your neighborhood and community.

While everyone wants to get the maximum return on their real estate investment, there's usually a limited amount of "wiggle room" between the appraised value of your home and the amount of money a potential buyer would be willing to pay for it. Since it may be difficult for you, as a homeowner, to be objective when determining a realistic price for your home, it's often beneficial to have a comparative market analysis done by a real estate agent or professional appraiser.

Another reason for consulting with professionals involves the need to be objective about home improvements. Some home sellers have a difficult time accepting the fact that their asking price can't always reflect the full cost of recent home improvements. Home additions, updates, and recent remodeling work can have a positive impact on your home's asking price, but it's usually not a dollar-for-dollar return on investment.

If you're preparing to put your house on the market in the near future, it pays to do a little online research, have your property professionally appraised, and/or work with a real estate agent who will do a comparative analysis of your home's value. Other things you can do to increase the likelihood of getting your home sold quickly include a thorough top-to-bottom cleaning, applying a fresh coat of paint where needed, and "staging" your home to appeal to the widest variety of potential buyers. While that might include making some major changes to your home's décor, its landscaping, or even furniture arrangement, the rewards of a speedy sale often justify the effort and short-term inconvenience of getting your home ready for the close scrutiny of house hunters, home inspectors, and buyers' agents!





Posted by Christine Powers on 10/24/2020

This Single-Family in Marshfield, MA recently sold for $1,499,000. This Colonial,Antique style home was sold by Christine Powers - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cohasset.


76 Prospect St, Marshfield, MA 02050

Marshfield Hills

Single-Family

$1,499,000
Price
$1,499,000
Sale Price

13
Rooms
5
Beds
5/1
Full/Half Baths
Totally renovated this stunning circa 1890 estate style home is located in highly sought after Marshfield Hills home of the General Store & North River Arts Society. Impeccably renovated for the discerning buyer, this home offers the perfect blend of today's modern conveniences & the charming detail of an antique. Sited on a beautifully professionally 1 acre landscaped level lot with terraced patio, stone wall, perennial gardens & carriage house/garage. New gourmet kitchen with dining area features a Viking stove, marble counters & fabulous butler's panty. Formal Dining & Living Room with floor to ceiling windows, detailed molding & built-ins. Decadent master bedroom suite enjoys a sitting area with fireplace, 2 walk in closets & a newly renovated upscale bath with radiant heated floors. All bedrooms are ensuite. Third floor has a large exercise room, 5th bedroom, bath & bonus room which transitions well for a home office. 2 miles to Greenbush MBTA and close to area beaches & marinas.

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Posted by Christine Powers on 10/22/2020

This Single-Family in Norwell, MA recently sold for $1,390,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Christine Powers - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cohasset.


8 Cowings Cove, Norwell, MA 02061

Single-Family

$1,449,000
Price
$1,390,000
Sale Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
4/1
Full/Half Baths
This beautiful Colonial is located on a private estate setting at the end of a cul-de-sac abutting 11 acres of conservation. Cowings Cove is a "lifestyle neighborhood" with timeless New England appeal featuring walking trails, pedestrian covered bridge, replica farmstand for children's bus stop & putting green. This home is abundant with high end features including Smart House Automation to access security, camera, temperature & lighting. Gourmet kitchen w/Sub-Zero refrigerator & wine cabinet, Viking stove, granite countertops, butler's pantry & walk-in food pantry. Spacious master suite with double walk in closets & spa like bath. Finished lower level with full bath offers a great venue to watch movies, play games, entertain at the custom bar or workout in the home gym. Private fenced in back yard features a stone patio with gas fire pit and hot tub. Low-maintenance pre-stained 25 yr warranty Cedar Shingles, PVC trim & Zuri premium decking on front farmer's porch & back deck.

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Posted by Christine Powers on 10/21/2020


142 Lamberts Ln, Cohasset, MA 02025

Single-Family

$1,575,000
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
4/1
Full/Half Baths
This recently renovated Arts & Crafts style Cape is set in a coveted private enclave of executive homes across from the Cohasset Golf Club. A gabled covered porch lit warmly by Arroyo Craftsman fixtures & a rich mahogany door lead you into this light, airy & thoughtfully designed home where oversized windows, wood flooring, millwork, custom builtins & beautiful organic materials create a peaceful connection to the outdoors. A well-appointed Chef's kitchen with a large island & fireplace opens to a cathedral dining banquette with mission style cabinetry & quartz countertops. 1st floor master suite is the ultimate retreat with a spa inspired bath with wall mounted vanities, soaking tub, steam shower & radiant heat. The mudroom/laundry has custom cubbies & a farm sink with a commercial pull down faucet. 1st floor study is the perfect home office. The 2nd floor has 3 spacious bedrooms including a 2nd master/au pair suite with its own staircase. Relax on 3 season porch with stone fireplace.
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Posted by Christine Powers on 10/20/2020

A home showing may prove to be exceedingly valuable, regardless of whether you're actively searching for a residence or preparing to enter the real estate market. In fact, there are many reasons to schedule a home showing, and these include:

1. You think a home may be right for you.

If you review a home listing and feel a house may be your dream residence, it never hurts to set up a home showing. By visiting a residence, you can get an up-close look at a house and determine whether this home is right for you.

Ultimately, the only thing that a home showing will cost you is time. If you find that a home matches or exceeds your expectations, you can always submit an offer on this residence after a showing. Conversely, if a home falls short of your expectations during a showing, you can continue your search for your ideal house.

2. You are interested in learning about the local housing market.

Let's face it – the housing market can be tricky to navigate, particularly for those who intend to purchase a home for the first time. Luckily, a home showing offers a commitment-free opportunity to examine a residence and learn about the local real estate market.

Typically, a home showing allows you to review a house in-person and ask questions about this residence. Once the showing is complete, there is no obligation to move forward with a home purchase. Instead, you can assess your homebuying options and proceed accordingly.

3. You want to narrow your home search.

Although you know that you want to buy a house, you still have lots of ideas about what you want from your ideal residence. Thankfully, a home showing gives you an opportunity to walk through a house and determine what you like and don't like. And even if you decide not to proceed with a home offer, you can use the insights from a home showing to hone your house search.

If you need help setting up a home showing, you may want to reach out to a local real estate agent sooner rather than later. Because if you have a real estate agent at your side, you can check out a wide range of residences and boost the likelihood of discovering your dream home.

A real estate agent can help you get ready for a home showing and offer plenty of insights into the housing market. This professional also will walk through a house with you during a showing and is prepared to respond to any concerns or queries. Perhaps best of all, if you want to submit an offer on a house after a showing, a real estate agent will make it simple to put together a competitive homebuying proposal.

Make your homeownership dream come true – attend a house showing, and you can increase your chances of finding a terrific residence that you can enjoy for years to come.




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