Marjorie Youngren Team | Lynnfield Real Estate, Melrose Real Estate, Middleton Real Estate


There are a lot of factors that can cause one house to sell quickly, while others in the neighborhood languish on the market for months.

In many cases, homes are scooped up because of a desirable location, a great school district, or irresistible curb appeal.

While all buyers have their priority items and wish lists in mind when shopping for a new home, final decisions are often based on psychological factors, emotions, and gut feelings -- not just cold, hard facts!

If you're getting ready to put your house on the market, here are a few strategies for improving your chances of making a fast sale:

Good feelings help sell houses. Prospective buyers are going to be drawn to your house if it looks impeccable from the street and well cared-for on the inside. When your home conveys a sense of pride in ownership and attention to detail, it sends a positive psychological message to house hunters. Very often, the power of suggestion can work in your favor when you're trying to make a favorable impression on potential buyers. Displaying fresh flowers, an appetizing bowl of fruit, or even table settings in your dining room or kitchen can help create a more inviting, appealing atmosphere. The right furniture arrangements can conjure up images of family gatherings, intimate conversations, or relaxing afternoons on the backyard deck.

Clutter creates discomfort. If you notice visitors side-stepping past your furniture or walking through your home as if they're navigating a maze, that's a sure sign your house is cluttered. Too much furniture or furniture that's too large and bulky for the space it occupies will make your rooms look and feel cramped. Creating a feeling of spaciousness and openness, on the other hand, helps bring out the best in all areas of your home.

Small touches make a difference. Displaying vases of fresh-cut flowers, an appetizing bowl of fruit in the kitchen, or colorful, new towels in the bathroom can help enhance the ambiance of your home. When conditions permit, the smell of fresh muffins, bread baking, or coffee brewing can infuse your home with a comforting and inviting fragrance. A house that looks and smells clean will also help create a positive multi-sensory experience for your visitors.

The right price can clinch the deal. Ideally, the price of your home should be based on comparable properties in your neighborhood and what they recently sold for. If your home is not in the same ball park, you could easily scare away qualified buyers who would otherwise be ready to make an offer. Working with a real estate agent can help ensure that you're house is competitively priced and that it doesn't linger on the market longer than necessary. Once you get caught in that cycle, the perceived value of your home and it's overall desirability can begin a downward slide. Take steps to prevent that from happening by having a comparative analysis done.



604 Gazebo Cir, Reading, MA 01867

Condo

$399,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Don't miss the opportunity to own this sunny 2 bedroom condo in Summit Village! The open concept main floor has a living room, dining room and kitchen. Relax by the wood burning fireplace while entertaining your guests! The kitchen has been updated with granite counter tops and freshly painted cabinets, and has stainless appliances. The main level half bath was completely renovated in 2019. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms, in unit laundry, and a full bath. Hardwood flooring throughout! Freshly painted interior! Central A/C! 1 car garage (with unit access!) Newer hot water tank (2018.) This complex is close to major highways (95/93), the Reading commuter rail and Reading town center. Nothing to do but move in and enjoy!
Open House
Sunday
July 12 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Controlled Open House. One group (buyers + buyers agent) at a time. Masks are required to enter. Thank you for your patience!
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Location: 604 Gazebo Cir, Reading, MA 01867    Get Directions

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604 Gazebo Cir, Reading, MA 01867

Condo

$399,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Don't miss the opportunity to own this sunny 2 bedroom condo in Summit Village! The open concept main floor has a living room, dining room and kitchen. Relax by the wood burning fireplace while entertaining your guests! The kitchen has been updated with granite counter tops and freshly painted cabinets, and has stainless appliances. The main level half bath was completely renovated in 2019. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms, in unit laundry, and a full bath. Hardwood flooring throughout! Freshly painted interior! Central A/C! 1 car garage (with unit access!) Newer hot water tank (2018.) This complex is close to major highways (95/93), the Reading commuter rail and Reading town center. Nothing to do but move in and enjoy!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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189 RESERVIOR AVE, Revere, MA 02151

Single-Family

$499,900
Price

7
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP SHINES THROUGH THIS METICULOUSLY CARED FOR BRICK FRONT HOME. Walk up the stunning new GRANITE WALK WAY & STAIRS into this EASY LIVING RANCH. Upon entry, you will be immediately impressed with the OPEN FLOOR PLAN & lovely brick mantled fireplace. This SPACIOUS living room has an extra large window and is bathed with natural light. HARD WOOD graces most of this floor which also includes 2 bedrooms, a dining & living room, full bath and the kitchen which has tile floor. There is also a walk out to the GENEROUSLY SIZED BACK DECK. THE LOWER LEVEL IS COMPLETELY FINISHED & HUGE! Whether you use it as family room, or play room, this additional living space SPANS OVER 1000 SQUARE FEET and includes a bath, a cedar closet, kitchenette area and a full walk out to large patio. A much coveted one car garage, Air Conditioning and gas heat are just more reasons to love this home.. Come see for yourself! It won't last long!!
Open House
Saturday
July 11 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 189 RESERVIOR AVE, Revere, MA 02151    Get Directions

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189 RESERVIOR AVE, Revere, MA 02151

Single-Family

$499,900
Price

7
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP SHINES THROUGH THIS METICULOUSLY CARED FOR BRICK FRONT HOME. Walk up the stunning new GRANITE WALK WAY & STAIRS into this EASY LIVING RANCH. Upon entry, you will be immediately impressed with the OPEN FLOOR PLAN & lovely brick mantled fireplace. This SPACIOUS living room has an extra large window and is bathed with natural light. HARD WOOD graces most of this floor which also includes 2 bedrooms, a dining & living room, full bath and the kitchen which has tile floor. There is also a walk out to the GENEROUSLY SIZED BACK DECK. THE LOWER LEVEL IS COMPLETELY FINISHED & HUGE! Whether you use it as family room, or play room, this additional living space SPANS OVER 1000 SQUARE FEET and includes a bath, a cedar closet, kitchenette area and a full walk out to large patio. A much coveted one car garage, Air Conditioning and gas heat are just more reasons to love this home.. Come see for yourself! It won't last long!!
Open House
Saturday
July 11 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 189 RESERVIOR AVE, Revere, MA 02151    Get Directions

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