All units at Winslow Green have now been sold! Should you be interested in similar properties or looking for guidance on buying a new home, contact Marie Flaherty for additional information.
You’ve taken the time to prepare your home and have it professionally staged, the photographer just left… now what?To preserve your investment in professional staging and ensure it’s on-point not just for photos but for upcoming showings too, it helps to make a plan to keep your home show-ready. Here are some tips I’d suggest: […]
Last minute showing request? They’re in the neighborhood now, looking at the house down the street? Yikes! Here a few quick dos and don’ts for concealing clutter and achieving show-ready condition… fast. DON’T: –Stuff everything in closets. This may work for last-minute company; but showing your home is a different ball game. Buyers will open […]
When preparing your home for sale, some stagers will recommend that you completely neutralize your environment, removing all family photos, taste-specific items, collections, etc. And for a lot of home sellers, the thought of going through that process sounds terrible. Here’s my philosophy on the issue: while it is important to create an environment […]
The photos look great. The stage is set. Pillows are perfectly fluffed and chopped. Showing requests pour in, and you anxiously await the first offer. But then… crickets. Showings are frequent but seem to move fast, and the feedback is vague and unhelpful. What might be happening here? It could be that a hidden […]
It’s true – when showing a home, the kitchen is almost always the showstopper. And it makes sense – it’s both the most functional room in the house, and the one people tend to gather in. The kitchen has a lot going on. And because of the function, form, and durability that must be […]
While selling during the holiday season is not on the top of most homeowners’ lists, there are still many reasons you might choose to, or need to, list your home for sale this time of year. As a holiday gift, we’re sharing 12 tips from Marie Flaherty to make your home show-ready in any season. […]
For most new home buyers, the journey to finding that perfect property begins with a list of must-haves and deal-breakers. For some, it’s a mental list; for others, it’s a dashed-off email; and for a few overachievers it’s a multi-tabbed spreadsheet (which may or may not involve a points system). I often sit down with […]
In Southern Maine, late spring to mid-summer (April to July) is the busiest season for home sales, making March the month when many buyers begin to search for homes. Sellers who list in March tend to fare well, thanks to low competition and a full buyer pool – but many hesitate because they feel their […]
It's one of the first questions I ask of new house hunters. Immediate lifestyle and long-term plans play a role in how they answer, with resale value often top of mind as well. For people on the fence, this Wall Street Journal article from last month makes the point that while raw census data shows ...