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Rx for Bedford Real Estate Inspection Jitters

As worrisome physical symptoms go, house inspection jitters should not be worrisome in the least. Neither Bedford home buyers or their counterparts (Bedford home sellers) need be troubled if they find themselves awaiting the house inspector with mounting anxiety: these are perfectly normal symptoms. My advice echoes HGTV’s prescription for a “Drama-Free Real Estate Rx”—in their words, “Don’t Freak Out.”

The utter normalcy for pre-inspection jitters is indisputable—as is their cause. If you are the seller, you can be perfectly satisfied that you have done everything possible to ensure that your Bedford home is in tip-top shape, and yet be aware that some totally unknown malady (that only a sharp-eyed house inspector could ever uncover) might be lurking. If you are the buyer, you’ve found the house you’ve been searching for, but know that all the plans you’ve set into motion could be derailed by some unanticipated dire structural finding.

With so much on the line, the house inspection is usually viewed as the last possible monkey wrench that could be thrown into the works of the deal. Jitters are appropriate.

The prescription for real estate inspection jitters is to realize that although deal-killing inspections are certainly possible, they aren’t all that likely. The reason is that almost any set of negative findings can be dealt with rationally: in terms of dollars and cents. Your Bedford real estate agent (hopefully me!) is expert at doing away with post-inspection jitters. If the problems are so minor that they don’t bother the buyer, the jitters disappear all by themselves.

If more major items are in play, contractor bids can be gathered and compared, and the probable costs factored into a renegotiation which results in a deal that seems fair to all. The most frequent result is the calm knowledge that the house inspection jitters were quickly put to rest via a mature and rational solution: freak-out not warranted.

Helping buyers and sellers appraise the results of Bedford real estate inspections is only one part of how I can help you when it comes to the very important project of buying or selling Bedford properties. I hope you’ll consider giving me a call!

Joan Parcewski, Realtor & Notary

LAER Realty Partners           http://www.JoanParcewski.LAERRealty.com

JParcewski@LAERRealty.com    cell 978-376-3978

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It all starts with making the offer

I love doing open houses and meeting those looking for their first home, their next home.

Each has their expectations at what their next home will look like – where it will be, what things they just must have, how much they can afford or much they will spend

The one question that always amazes me – “Is there room for negotiation?”

A reminder to all buyers – “The first step in purchasing or selling Massachusetts residential real estate is the presentation and acceptance of an Offer To Purchase.”    Once a seller has a”written” offer then they have 3 options before them – 1) accept   2) negotiate different price/terms   3) reject

No seller or their realtor will discuss anything about negotiation without this “written offer” in place.

A reminder that an offer should include a pre-approval (for those needing a loan) or proof of funds (for those paying cash) as well as deposit monies (usually $500/$1000) to show that you are earnest in your offer and any other required paperwork for that property,  The deposit monies will not be cashed until the offer has been fully negotiated and accepted by the seller,

So just as I said from the beginning –  It all starts with the offer.  If you want that property, make that offer or you might never own it,

If you need help with making that offer or putting your home on the market to move into the next stage of your life – give me a call,  It is always an honor to serve my clients –

Joan Parcewski, Realtor & Notary     Joan@woodsre.com    C 978-376-3978   http://www.JoanParcewski.com

Remax Real Estate Group (The Woods Team)  655  Boston Rd  Billerica  O 978-262-9665

Is your property for sale decorated or staged? – guest blogger Jan Poulain

Jan Poulain from staging company, Perfectly Placed For You, is back again with some great reminders when getting your home ready for sale.  Take a look at your home.  Is it decorated or staged?

Sellers often believe that they are market ready because they have a beautifully decorated home, and that may well be the case; however there are distinct differences between staging and decorating.

Decorating is the art of making design choices based on personal taste in order to create a dwelling that successfully reflects the homeowner’s style and even a bit about who they are.

Staging is the art of specifically styling a property so that it will resonate with the largest number of potential buyers for the express purpose of selling that property.

Both staging and decorating require implementing a variety of design principles with very different intended results.

Here are few questions designed to help you evaluate each staged space:

Are you still displaying family photos and/or religious or culturally inspired art?

Are your color choices appealing to a large number of people and would a variety of furnishings work within the space?

Does any room still have wallpaper?

Is the furniture within the space reflecting the rooms function?

Are you showing off maximum square footage by eliminating excess furnishings?

Remember that every buyer is as individual as you are, so try and present them with an opportunity to imagine a new home in their own special way.

 

Jan Poulain   Perfectly Placed for You     www.perfectlyplacedforyou.com

978-677-6770: office              978-337-3266: direct line

The Mold Story Continues –

Welcome back to our guest blogger,

Kevin Coates from Servpro.  Great opportunity for real estate agents to have their listings checked in advance in they suspect mold.  It helps the seller to ensure no surprises at inspection. 

Here we go again the mold topic is coming up. We have experienced in the last couple of months numerous home sales that are falling through due to mold found during home inspections. We believe the reason more homes are falling through is due to the abudunce of homes that are on the market. This is a realtor and sellers worse nightmare. We do not understand why Agents are not taking part of our pre inspection of homes before they are listed its free. There is an article I have just recently read written by Jill Freudenwald from a realtors perspective.

 Follow this link to read: http://www.realtor.org/government_affairs/gapublic/moldpapers

Kevin Coates

Servpro Billerica/Tewksbury

Cell 781-844-8068

Email kcoates@servpro9893.com

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