Smart Home Technology

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What is a smart home? Many people have been talking about “Smart Home Technology”. Although it’s an industry that started long ago, it is rapidly expanding and the products that are available and continue to be developed continues to grow with increasing speed and diversity. The term “Smart Home” has become a common phrase but until recently there was no working definition. CNET and Coldwell Banker have worked together to create a definition that has offered consistency ...

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What About The Pets? – Our Home Is On The Market.

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Georgia the cat - Taking care of pets while your home is on the marketWe rarely get asked “What about the pets?”!  Many people don’t consider the importance of planning the critical detail of how to manage their pets while their home is for sale.

Pets often behave differently than expected when confronted with an altered routine. A dog that is ...

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Nails, Picture Hangers and Real Estate Sales

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What do we do about the holes in the walls when we take our pictures and decorations down?

Aren’t the sellers going to repair the walls when they take their pictures and decorations down?

Nails and picture hangersThese are two questions we are frequently asked, but often very late in the process. Sometimes it happens the week before the closing, ...

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Should I put my property on the market with tenants?

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Railroad Avenue Rockport, MAWe filed this under frequently asked questions but the reality is, many sellers don’t ask this question and we think they should! There is no definite yes or no answer for this, and there are variations in how to move forward with either way you choose to proceed. It is not a consideration to take lightly. There ...

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“Do we need to clean up the garage when we put our home on the market?”

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Garage - Beverly CoveStage the garage when putting your home on the market!

The garage may not be the focal point of your home but it is a substantial asset. Some people won’t even look at a house if it doesn’t have a garage. As you are prioritizing, getting ready, staging, and Read More →

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Get Ready For The Buyers Home Inspection Before Putting Your Home On The Market

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Kitchen 67 Rust Street Hamilton, MAPutting your home on the market? Chances are your home’s buyer will have a home inspection and if issues are identified during the inspection the buyers will want to renegotiate the price or have you complete repairs. This is something you will not want to contend with just before the closing. There is so much ...

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Maintaining the Equity in Your Home

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Maintain the equity in your home

24 Matthies Street Beverly, MA

We find that oftentimes people don’t give enough thought to maintaining and increasing the equity  in their homes, until they’ve called upon us to help them sell it! From the moment home ownership is taken the impact of improvements and revisions should always be in the ...

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Selling in the Winter – 8 Steps to Welcoming Winter Curb Appeal

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Winter - North Shore HamiltonWhat should we do to stage our home in the winter?

Don’t believe that your home can’t look fabulous in the winter! If you plan to sell your home in the winter there are many things you can do to give it great curb appeal. Curb appeal is important in any season. The winter is an ...

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Real Estate Absorption Rate

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John & Cindy Farrell -Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Real Estate Absorption Rates - Beverly Massachusetts

What is an absorption rate?

A real estate absorption rate refers the length of time that the current inventory of properties would take to sell if the conditions remained the same as they have been during the past chosen period of time.

Number of Sales / 12 (Number of months) = Rate (How many ...

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