John Pasciuti | Framingham MA Real Estate | Framingham MA Homes


While many homes are sold on the basis of emotional appeal or location, there are plenty of other factors which can help tip the scales in your direction. As a home seller, the more advantages and desirable features you can offer to potential buyers, the greater your chances of attracting multiple offers.

If your kitchen and bathrooms haven't been updated for decades, that could easily become a major stumbling block to attracting qualified buyers. Unless their plan is to remodel your kitchen after they buy your home (which is not likely), house hunters are generally not going to look kindly upon old laminate counter tops -- especially those with the ghastly colors from the sixties and seventies! The good news about making your outdated kitchen and home more marketable is that you have the option of resurfacing old countertops rather that completely replacing them.

Although it's generally a good idea to have professionals do this, you can cosmetically improve the appearance of your kitchen countertops by resurfacing them with granite sheets or tile. Resurfacing is also a relatively inexpensive way to help restore aging kitchen cabinets -- another aspect of your home that potential buyers are going to notice.

According to a recent study, quite a few buyers are drawn to features like stainless steel appliances, subway tiles, farmhouse sinks, Shaker cabinets, exposed brick, pendant lights, and quartz countertops. By the way, Quartz does offer some advantages over granite because it's more scratch resistant, maintenance free, and doesn't need to be sealed or polished.

Other features which attract home buyers include energy-efficient windows and appliances, sufficient insulation in attic and elsewhere (many older homes lack this), low-maintenance flooring (not carpeting), roofing that's been replaced within the past decade, finished or semi-finished basements, first-floor/separate laundry rooms, newer hot water heaters (extra points for tankless units), outdoor security lighting, fenced backyards, and dry basements. If you do have issues with excess moisture or leaks in your basement, it may be helpful to install a sump pump, a dehumidifier, French drains, or other dry basement remedies to address those issues before they're brought up by prospective buyers.

While there are certain aspects of your property that can not be changed, such as proximity to neighbors or the school district in which you're located, their are plenty of cost effective ways to improve the appearance and functionality of your home before you try to sell it. To identify problems before they become obstacles, some homeowners hire a property inspector to point out issues. That way, they're not blindsided by unexpected structural, mechanical, electrical, drainage, or energy conservation issues they might not be aware of. In addition to a reputable property inspector, a seasoned real estate agent can also be one of your best advisors when you're ready to put your home on the market.



21 Bates Road, Framingham, MA 01702

Condo

$399,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
A RARE FIND! This attached cape style single family home with 3 FULL BATHS has been recently renovated. The kitchen has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast area with a slider leading to a large catwalk style 36 x 6 deck. All rooms on the first floor have hardwood flooring and both the living room and dining room have a large bay window. The master bedroom has a full bath, skylights and is loaded with plenty of closet space. The second bedroom is large and has plenty of closet space and skylights. There's a third bedroom on the first with a Hollywood style full bath with a tiled shower and granite countertop, perfect for an aging parent. The heating system is warm air fueled by natural gas and an updated electric panel. The exterior has low maintenance vinyl siding and each unit has exclusive use to the land surrounding the home. Close to commuter rail, shopping, restaurants, schools and parks.
Open House
Sunday
August 19 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 21 Bates Road, Framingham, MA 01702    Get Directions

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21 Bates Road, Framingham, MA 01702

Condo

$399,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
A RARE FIND! This attached cape style single family home with 3 FULL BATHS has been recently renovated. The kitchen has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast area with a slider leading to a large catwalk style 36 x 6 deck. All rooms on the first floor have hardwood flooring and both the living room and dining room have a large bay window. The master bedroom has a full bath, skylights and is loaded with plenty of closet space. The second bedroom is large and has plenty of closet space and skylights. There's a third bedroom on the first with a Hollywood style full bath with a tiled shower and granite countertop, perfect for an aging parent. The heating system is warm air fueled by natural gas and an updated electric panel. The exterior has low maintenance vinyl siding and each unit has exclusive use to the land surrounding the home. Close to commuter rail, shopping, restaurants, schools and parks.
Open House
Sunday
August 19 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 21 Bates Road, Framingham, MA 01702    Get Directions

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If you decide that moving on your own isn’t for you, you need to find and hire good movers to get you from place to place. You can start with a simple internet search, but you need to find the right movers to be able to get dependable service. Below, you’ll find some tips to help making the process of finding a moving company that much easier. 



Get Quotes From A Few Companies


Get quotes on prices from a few different moving companies. Don’t just go with the first company that you find. Do a bit of research and even see if you can get some type of a background check on each company that you get a quote from. This way, you’ll avoid any nightmare stories from your move.


Have A Mover Do An Assessment


Your movers should come and visit your home before you move. Will they be packing for you? Do They need a larger size truck? If the moving company comes to make an assessment of the home, they will know what needs to be done when moving day arrives. Make an inventory list of everything in your home so that you’ll know what you have to take with you. You’ll also know what you have in your new home once you get there. This can really help streamline the process.   


Price Isn’t Everything


The most expensive mover may not provide much more services over the least expensive moving company. Sometimes, it’s better to pay a bit more if you get additional services like boxes or packing. If a quote is much lower than you think it should be, then you probably should be a bit cautious of hiring the company.


Look For Reputation


You need to be aware of the reputation that a moving company carries with them. If you’re moving locally, you can usually go with a local company that has some good reviews. If you’re moving across states, try and find a larger company that has a lot of experience and a reputation built up for those types of long-distance moves. 


Ask Questions


You’re paying a lot of money to hire a moving company and have a right to know exactly what you’re paying for. Make a list of questions to ask each company. Find out their protocols and understand how your things will be treated. You want to know that your items will be in good hands. Some things you’ll want to know about each moving company:


  • What kind of insurance do you have?
  • What types of fees do you have?
  • What’s the timeline for my move? 
  • Have all your movers undergone background checks?


If the company tends to avoid certain questions, you should beware. With a little research, moving both near and far will be a breeze.


This Multi-Family in Framingham, MA recently sold for $400,000. This style home was sold by John Pasciuti - RE/MAX One Call Realty.


50 Bethany Road, Framingham, MA 01702

Multi-Family

$429,900
Price
$400,000
Sale Price

2
Units
1,970
Approx. GLA
Super location for this investment or owner occupied two-family home. There is an oversize heated garage perfect for a tradesman or someone who like to work on cars. Rents per unit could be higher with similar units renting for $1,550 per month for 2 bedrooms and $1,900 per month for 3 bedrooms. Low maintenance vinyl siding with vinyl replacement windows. All separate utilities except for water and sewer. Both units have warm air heating systems fueled by natural gas. Close to commuter rail, shopping, restaurants, schools and parks.

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