Posted by Muneeza Realty Group on 2/17/2018

If your house is already on the market, you're probably familiar with the hectic process of getting it in presentable condition for the next showing.

Since there are so many things to remember, it can be helpful to create a "pre-showing checklist" you can refer to whenever you need it. Your reliance on the list will probably diminish over time, but it can be a good way to become more organized, focused, and efficient.

Even the simple action of writing down your priorities will make an impression on your mind and help reinforce your memory of what needs to be done prior to a showing or open house. Here are a few tips for staying on track, simplifying the process, and remembering important tasks that are all-too-easy to forget.

Stay One Step Ahead of Dust

Ideally, every room in your house should be dusted at least once a week, but that chore often tends to get postponed, overlooked, or just plain avoided! The problem with not dusting on a regular basis is that it tends to accumulate and get worse. What often occurs to home sellers is the sudden realization -- typically, just before walking out the door prior to a scheduled house showing -- that there's a thick layer of dust on your window blinds, baseboards, or book shelves.

If you're literally minutes away from a real estate agent showing up at your front door with clients, it's generally too late to do anything about the dust accumulations. However, if you've tackled those issues a day or two before they're walking up your front pathway, you can put your mind at ease that you've conquered the "grunge factor"! If you happen to have a housekeeper handling those details, it might pay to casually remind them to do an extra-thorough job on those dusty, grungy areas.

If you have kids (and even if you don't), dirt, finger prints, and hand smudges can often be found around light switches, cabinets, and door areas. While that might be the last thing you think about when preparing your home for a showing, it could be one of the first things potential buyers notice. Although perfection is an unrealistic standard to aspire to, "the devil is in the details!" In other words, it can be the small, easily overlooked details that undermine your chances for making a great impression on prospective buyers.

A Word About Mouse Traps

Whether you live in a mansion or a bungalow, nearly all homeowners occasionally have problems with mice sneaking into their basement, garage, or attic. Sometimes the little critters even find their way into your main living area (eek!). That's why it makes sense to set up a few mouse traps in areas where mice are most likely to enter. Mouse traps come in a variety of designs, some of which are better for homes with pets, children, or squeamish adults!

When it comes to preparing for a house showing, it's always a good idea to check mousetraps for "victims" that may have sprung your devices. Ideally, mousetraps shouldn't be placed in conspicuous spots, but you definitely don't want buyers to see dead mice anywhere in your house. Granted, live ones are worse, but -- in either case -- any infestation (or the perception of one) could be a deal breaker!

Posted by Muneeza Realty Group on 2/10/2018

Choosing an exterior color for your home can be a challenging task. You want your house to stand out, but not in a bad way. You need to consider the neighborhood and area that you live in to find the most appropriate choices of colors for your home. There is such a thing as color psychology. This means that certain emotions and feelings arise from looking at certain colors. Keep this in mind when choosing a paint color and color scheme for your home. Cool colors and neutrals, for example, provide a calming, soothing affect on your mood. That’s the kind of home you want to “come home” to! Here’s some tips for choosing a paint color scheme for your home. Choose A Powerful Color Scheme There are certain colors that just work well together. These colors are like celebrity power couples. Try these combinations on for style: White+ Light Blue Brown + Yellow Gold Taupe + Olive Green Light green + Yellow White + Dark Brown Light Green + Light Blue Dark Brown + Light Brown Black + White Gray + Light Blue Red-Brown + Cream Gray + White You can work any other number of colors into these suggested color schemes as well. Every color in fact has undertones. This is why you should view a color more than once before choosing to paint your home that color. Blue and green accents, for example, work well with shades of tan and white. However, you can’t blindly chose the shades to make them work. Use Shiny Finishes For Highlighting Higher gloss paints and more highly reflective colors can be used on your home’s trim. You wouldn’t want these colors used as a main color on your home’s surface. Keep in mind the type of paint and the way in which the colors will be used when planing to paint. Consider Your Home’s Architectural Design There’s certain colors that will appear jarring when it comes to the exterior design of your home. In a neighborhood of neutral color homes, it may look strange to pick fire engine red for your exterior paint color. Certain homes and neighborhoods even have codes that must be adhered to when it comes to the home painting process and choice of color. Choose colors based on the type of home you own. Remember Your Front Door Counts The color of your front door is a part of the exterior paint job of your home. If you love your white house, but are looking to add a bit of color, try painting the door a shade of blue. While it will stand out, the contrast of color can work well. This is especially true if the color of the front door matches the color of your home’s trim.

Posted by Muneeza Realty Group on 2/6/2018

ELEGANT custom designed Colonial with a large lot located in a quiet cul-de-sac neighborhood~Home features an open floor plan, crown molding, wainscoting, large windows, hardwood floor throughout, door trim moldings~Dining-room features coffered ceiling and wainscoting~Kitchen has custom granite countertop kitchen island, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets and recessed lighting~Gas fireplace in family room incorporates wainscot panels above it and around it for a truly unique feature in your home. Oak hardwood stairway leads up to spacious master bedroom and bath with a large sitting area and oversized walk in closet, 3 additional bedrooms with a full bath~Large walkout basement ready for finishing~Walking trail behind the house that goes on for miles~Great location! minutes to the new Market 32 in Sutton and new restaurants~Minutes to 146~Quaint downtown, new high School, and so much more that makes it a very special place to call Grafton home.Showings begin Friday 02/09/18.

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Posted by Muneeza Realty Group on 2/6/2018

Walk to Town, Harbor and Bus~SET ON A QUIET PRIVATE ROAD~HAS SO MANY UPGRADES, Hardwood Floors Throughout~Updated KITCHEN and WINDOWS~PRIVACY DECK~ ALL LARGE ROOMS~FIREPLACED LIVING ROOM~~located walking distance to Historic Plymouth Center/Waterfront, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, butcher block center island, high end appliances, 4" red oak floors on first floor, living room w/ built ins, 1st fl laundry w/slate floors, cath. ceil master suite w/private full bath and walk-in closet, basement with various possib., 1 car garage plus 4 car parking in the driveway, windows replaced in 2004, town water/sewer. All of this and a nice big yard (Exclusive use of front, side and back yard)! Motivated Seller!

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Posted by Muneeza Realty Group on 2/6/2018

Unique home at the "Landings"! No condo fees! Cul de sac location~Gorgeous private back yard, has arbors and pergola, outdoor lighting, landscaping with perennials~ Bring on the gardener!~ The yard is unbelievable with a 5 zone sprinkler!~With its 2 story foyer entry and tile flooring, you will fall in love with this home~ Loaded with sunlight, the kitchen features solid oak cabinets , granite counters, stainless appliances, tile flooring and a dining area overlooking the beautiful backyard~The large family room has hardwoods and cathedral ceiling~The second floor features 3 Bedrooms with hardwood like laminate and tile flooring in the bathrooms~Finished lower level has above ground windows, room with full bath and closet, family/bonus room/ office~Minutes to Route 9 and 290~Minutes to the new Whole Food Market,shopping and restaurants~Easy access to Umass~Showings begin at the Open House on Saturday 2/10 from 11 to 1pm. Offers(if any)due Monday by 3:00

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