Diane Stone - CENTURY 21 Commonwealth



Posted by Diane Stone on 9/16/2018

Often in real estate, the saying goes that ďa picture is worth a thousand words.Ē While pictures can help buyers to get more interested in a property, going a bit further in the listing description can help to get the property even more in-person views. If you work diligently with your real estate agent to create a great description of your home for sale. Thereís a few simple tips to make sure that the listing description of your home will bring buyers knocking. 


Think Of Your Audience


Remember that one of the most important things in writing anything is to write it for the audience that youíre trying to reach. Who will actually be reading your homeís listing? Besides potential buyers, other realtors and home search engines will be glancing at your listing. This means that you have to meet a few different purposes with one description. Your description should include:


  • A clear, concise description of the home and its contents
  • Keywords
  • Important information surrounding the sale of the home including if itís a short sale, foreclosure, etc.


The Limitations Of The MLS


The MLS is where homes are listed most often. It does not give a lot of room for creativity in listing descriptions. Keep in mind that you donít want to repeat a lot of the same information throughout the description. For example, thereís no need to repeat that the home has 3 bedrooms and one bathroom multiple times. There is a property details section that lists all of these major factors about the property. Itís definitely to your benefit to include alluring features of the property that you think are unique and possibly hard to find. Describe something that you know other people will want to see. 


Improved Homes Are Attractive Homes


If you have made upgrades to a home such as new appliances, new kitchen countertops, or a new roof, make sure that you include that in the listing description. Buyers love homeowners who have taken good care of their homes. People are much more likely to buy a home that they believe is move-in ready. Itís much more comforting to buyers.


Itís What You Say And How You Say It


Thereís a lot more clout behind certain words than others when it comes to real estate. These words make buyers more likely to act and go see a listing in person. The words you use can vary including those that describe:


  • The type of countertop
  • The landscape of the home
  • The condition of the home
  • The materials used within the home


Certain marketing buzzwords donít work when it comes to selling a home. These include anything that sounds too good to be true like a ďquietĒ neighborhood, or stating that the home is ready to move into. While these things can be true, itís often best to let the listing description lead buyers to see the home, and discover these bonus points for themselves.





Posted by Diane Stone on 9/9/2018

Let's face it Ė buying a home is rarely simple. As such, you may need extra help along the way to ensure you understand the ins and outs of purchasing a house. So what does it take to become an expert homebuyer? Here are three homebuyer education options that are available to homebuyers nationwide: 1. Family Members and Friends Did a family member or friend recently purchase a house? If so, you may be able to lean on this individual for support as you explore the real estate market for the perfect home. Typically, a family member or friend can serve as a reliable source who can share his or her past homebuying experiences. This individual also might be able to recommend a real estate agent who provided outstanding support to him or her in the past or suggest areas where you may be able to find a home that fits your budget. Family members and friends, of course, can help you minimize stress throughout your search for the right home, too. Thus, you should be able to rely on them for a helping hand as you explore the housing market. 2. Networking Groups and Workshops Did you know that networking groups and workshops may be available that can empower you with insights you need to find the right home immediately? That's right, and in many cases, there are no costs to participate in these groups and workshops as well. Usually, a networking group serves as a collection of homebuyers with a common mission Ė to discover a great house at an affordable price. It is important to note that networking groups are scattered across the country. And in order to find the right networking group, you may want to search websites like Meetup and Facebook. Homebuyer workshops occasionally are held at various locations nationwide by homebuying experts who are happy to share their knowledge. In many cases, cities and towns also will host free homebuyer workshops, enabling you to learn what it takes to purchase a house quickly and effortlessly. 3. Real Estate Agents When it comes to becoming an expert homebuyer, there may be no better resource at your disposal than an experienced real estate agent. Because with the right real estate agent at your side, you'll be able to explore a broad assortment of high-quality houses any time you choose. To hire the right real estate agent, you should be prepared to meet with several real estate professionals and discuss your homebuying needs with them. By doing so, you'll be able to find a real estate agent who you are comfortable working with and possesses the skills and expertise needed to ensure you can find your dream home without delay. Purchasing a house can be a stressful, time-consuming process, but receiving homebuyer education from multiple expert sources ensures you are better equipped to buy a house that fulfills your needs. Utilize the massive collection of homebuyer educational resources that are available, and ultimately, you can improve your chances of purchasing a home that you can enjoy for years to come.





Posted by Diane Stone on 9/5/2018


39 Franconia Ave, Natick, MA 01760

Single-Family

$554,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
1
Baths
Welcome to this updated 4 bdrm Cape-style home set on a professionally landscaped lot in the sought-after Walnut Hill neighborhood. Ideal location just under 1 mile from Natick's active town center featuring restaurants, farmer's market, the Common & Natick Center Commuter Rail. 1st floor layout features a sun-filled living room with fireplace, 2 first floor bedrooms with new carpet, full bath, family room & updated kitchen with gas cooking. Second floor has 2 good-sized bedrooms one with a walk-in closet. Enjoy spacious fenced-in backyard with abundant flowering perennials, shed, bluestone patio & screened porch-perfect for entertaining. Recent improvements include refinished hardwood floors, double pane windows throughout, interior solid core doors & installed plumbing to 2nd floor for future bath. New dishwasher, microwave, washer & dryer in 2017, new front roof in 2016. Close to Murphy playground, the new rail trail, great schools, premium shopping & all major commuter routes.
Open House
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September 08 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Diane Stone on 9/5/2018


39 Franconia Ave, Natick, MA 01760

Single-Family

$554,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
1
Baths
Welcome to this updated 4 bdrm Cape-style home set on a professionally landscaped lot in the sought-after Walnut Hill neighborhood. Ideal location just under 1 mile from Natick's active town center featuring restaurants, farmer's market, the Common & Natick Center Commuter Rail. 1st floor layout features a sun-filled living room with fireplace, 2 first floor bedrooms with new carpet, full bath, family room & updated kitchen with gas cooking. Second floor has 2 good-sized bedrooms one with a walk-in closet. Enjoy spacious fenced-in backyard with abundant flowering perennials, shed, bluestone patio & screened porch-perfect for entertaining. Recent improvements include refinished hardwood floors, double pane windows throughout, interior solid core doors & installed plumbing to 2nd floor for future bath. New dishwasher, microwave, washer & dryer in 2017, new front roof in 2016. Close to Murphy playground, the new rail trail, great schools, premium shopping & all major commuter routes.
Open House
Saturday
September 08 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 39 Franconia Ave, Natick, MA 01760    Get Directions

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Posted by Diane Stone on 9/5/2018


39 Franconia Ave, Natick, MA 01760

Single-Family

$554,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
1
Baths
Welcome to this updated 4 bdrm Cape-style home set on a professionally landscaped lot in the sought-after Walnut Hill neighborhood. Ideal location just under 1 mile from Natick's active town center featuring restaurants, farmer's market, the Common & Natick Center Commuter Rail. 1st floor layout features a sun-filled living room with fireplace, 2 first floor bedrooms with new carpet, full bath, family room & updated kitchen with gas cooking. Second floor has 2 good-sized bedrooms one with a walk-in closet. Enjoy spacious fenced-in backyard with abundant flowering perennials, shed, bluestone patio & screened porch-perfect for entertaining. Recent improvements include refinished hardwood floors, double pane windows throughout, interior solid core doors & installed plumbing to 2nd floor for future bath. New dishwasher, microwave, washer & dryer in 2017, new front roof in 2016. Close to Murphy playground, the new rail trail, great schools, premium shopping & all major commuter routes.
Open House
Saturday
September 08 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 39 Franconia Ave, Natick, MA 01760    Get Directions

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