Blog :: 06-2018

Look At The Neighborhood, Not Just The House

Wakefield MA Home Listed by CJ Barrett RealtorsIf 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 transportation?
  • Is it near an industrial area or business that may be noisy?
  • Do the neighbors take care of their property?

Buying a less than ideal home in a great neighborhood is better than purchasing the perfect home in a bad area. While you may have found your dream home, you’ll be wise to make sure that the neighborhood has all you need to make your house a home!

Contact Christopher J. Barrett Realtors today to learn more about our communities North of Boston and for all of your Wakefield MA real estate needs.




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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 emotionally attached to the home, which in turn can lead to poor decision making. They may over-price the home or make important decisions based on feelings rather than facts.

It’s only natural to be emotionally connected to your home. Try not to let emotions get in the way of selling your house quickly and at the best price.

Try to remember that selling your property is a business transaction only. Focus your attention – and emotions - on the new home you’ll be moving into.

Pack away anything that personalizes your home, such as family pictures, trophies, and sentimental knick-knacks. Make your home as attractive as you can.

Don’t take negative comments personally. If you hear a potential buyer make a negative comment about your property, try to remember that not everyone has the same taste as you do.

Don’t accept offers based on whether you like the potential buyer. You may select an offer that could fall through, jeopardizing your ability to buy a new home.

Thinking about selling your North Shore home in Wakefield, MA or nearby town? Contact Christopher J. Barrett Realtors today and learn how we can help!


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