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Maximizing Space in Your New Apartment

North of Boston Apartment Interior

 

If you have ever lived in a small apartment, then you know what a challenge it can be to keep that space from feeling cramped and claustrophobic at times. When you’re living in an apartment or small home, it is important to make every square foot count! With a little layout design and creativity, you can make it feel spacious and open in [...]

5 Ways to Update a Tired Kitchen

White Kitchen

Who doesn’t love a spacious, new kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances? Fact is, when showing your home, the kitchen is THE most important room in the house. It is both the most functional room in the house and the one place that people tend to gather in to socialize and connect with one another. It is the hub of the house and, because of [...]

How To Get More People To Home Showings

Open House

When you put your north of Boston home on the market, it would be nice if you could just put a “For Sale” sign out front, then the home would magically sell. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works. Most home searches begin online today. Then, buyers move to open houses and private home showings. Whether you live in a condo, townhouse, or a [...]

Improving Your Home's Curb Appeal

Landscaping

If you are thinking about selling your home in Wakefield or one of the other communities north of Boston, you may want to give it a makeover before placing it on the market. For many, living in the same home for an extended period of time can blur your vision of the details that may need attention. For example, you may not notice the sagging [...]

Look At The Neighborhood, Not Just The House

Wakefield MA Home Listed by CJ Barrett Realtors

If you’re in the market for a new home in one of the communities North of Boston and you see a property you’d like to make an offer on, take a walk or ride around the neighborhood first. This is the best way to see if the neighborhood is a good fit for you.

  • Is the neighborhood near local parks, schools, and restaurants?
  • How accessible is the highway or public
  • [...]

Don't Be An Emotional Seller

You’ve raised your family in your home … you’ve hosted many holidays over the years … you’ve lovingly restored or renovated your home. These things can often lead sellers to be too [...]

Pay Attention to Staging!

Staging is very important if you want your home to make a good first impression.

While every room is important, you should focus on three types of rooms that buyers tend to pay particular attention to: kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms.

In the kitchen, make sure the stove, sink and countertops are spotless. Countertops should be clear of anything that [...]

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