Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 6/15/2018

"Motivation" could be defined as a positive energy that is applied to the achievement of a desired goal.

You may be wondering whether you, as a home seller, need to be motivated. The short answer is: "Yes! Your attitude and energy level can potentially make a huge difference in the sale of your home!"

In rare instances, the right buyer may show up at just the right time, without much effort on your part. However, when it comes to getting the best price for your house and selling it within the shortest period of time, you don't want to leave things to chance! The stakes are too high and the window of opportunity is too brief to depend on luck. Although there are several variables that are beyond your control -- such as market conditions, location, and time of year -- there are plenty of things you can do to increase the probability of a fast sale.

Choose a proactive real estate agent: The encouraging news is that there are many full-time real estate agents who are personable, focused, and results oriented. They know their business and they recognize the value of positive client relationships. However, all real estate agents are not created equal. Unless you're hiring a real estate agent based on a rock-solid recommendation from a trusted friend or relative, it's always best to interview at least two agents before making your final decision.

The real estate agent you ultimately work with will have a direct impact on many aspects of your home-selling experience, so it pays to choose carefully. Although a good rapport does go a long way toward a successful working relationship with an agent, it's vital to find one who's experienced, knowledgeable, and successful. Success is important because if they don't have a proven record of selling houses in your area -- especially ones in your price range -- then how can you be sure they'll market your home effectively?

Always put your best foot forward: One crucial thing house sellers do have control over is making a good impression. You rarely get a second chance to make a great first impression, so it's well worth your while to prioritize things like curb appeal, cleanliness, and home staging.

If there's anything about the appearance or functionality of your home that concerns you, you can be sure prospective buyers are also going to notice it. An experienced real estate agent will have a good sense of effective home staging, what might put off buyers, and how you can cost-effectively remedy problems.

Half the battle usually involves thoroughly cleaning your house, applying a fresh coat of neutral-colored paint where needed, and getting rid of clutter in and around all surfaces, including floors, countertops, walls, and storage areas. Although every situation is different, when it comes to furniture arrangement and room décor, "less is (usually) more!"





Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 6/14/2018


111 Marian Dr, North Andover, MA 01845

Single-Family

$589,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Enjoy serene tree lined views from the backyard of this lovely colonial on a quiet cul de sac. Spend summer days relaxing on your screened in porch enjoying all that nature has to offer. Lots of lawn plus deck for barbecues, games and summer activities. When it gets colder, light filled family room overlooks private backyard offering you a quiet retreat. Nice front to back living room and spacious eat in kitchen provide plenty of room for entertaining. Great mudroom/laundry combination on first floor makes it easy to get organized. Second floor has oversized master suite with window seats to relax and enjoy your morning coffee. There's also a sitting room and master bath plus three additional bedrooms. Bonus finished space in lower level is perfect for workouts, playroom and home office. All of this plus an easy commute to major highways, shopping and dining.
Open House
Saturday
June 16 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Come by on Saturday then relax Sunday on Father's Day
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 111 Marian Dr, North Andover, MA 01845    Get Directions

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Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 6/9/2018

Enjoy serene tree lined views from the backyard of this lovely colonial on a quiet cul de sac. Spend summer days relaxing on your screened in porch enjoying all that nature has to offer. Lots of lawn plus deck for barbecues, games and summer activities. When it gets colder, light filled family room overlooks private backyard offering you a quiet retreat. Nice front to back living room and spacious eat in kitchen provide plenty of room for entertaining. Great mudroom/laundry combination on first floor makes it easy to get organized. Second floor has oversized master suite with window seats to relax and enjoy your morning coffee. There's also a sitting room and master bath plus three additional bedrooms. Bonus finished space in lower level is perfect for workouts, playroom and home office. All of this plus an easy commute to major highways, shopping and dining.

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Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 6/8/2018


111 Marian Dr, North Andover, MA 01845

Single-Family

$589,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Enjoy serene tree lined views from the backyard of this lovely colonial on a quiet cul de sac. Spend summer days relaxing on your screened in porch enjoying all that nature has to offer. Lots of lawn plus deck for barbecues, games and summer activities. When it gets colder, light filled family room overlooks private backyard offering you a quiet retreat. Nice front to back living room and spacious eat in kitchen provide plenty of room for entertaining. Great mudroom/laundry combination on first floor makes it easy to get organized. Second floor has oversized master suite with window seats to relax and enjoy your morning coffee. There's also a sitting room and master bath plus three additional bedrooms. Bonus finished space in lower level is perfect for workouts, playroom and home office. All of this plus an easy commute to major highways, shopping and dining.
Open House
Sunday
June 10 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 111 Marian Dr, North Andover, MA 01845    Get Directions

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Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 6/8/2018


111 Marian Dr, North Andover, MA 01845

Single-Family

$589,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Enjoy serene tree lined views from the backyard of this lovely colonial on a quiet cul de sac. Spend summer days relaxing on your screened in porch enjoying all that nature has to offer. Lots of lawn plus deck for barbecues, games and summer activities. When it gets colder, light filled family room overlooks private backyard offering you a quiet retreat. Nice front to back living room and spacious eat in kitchen provide plenty of room for entertaining. Great mudroom/laundry combination on first floor makes it easy to get organized. Second floor has oversized master suite with window seats to relax and enjoy your morning coffee. There's also a sitting room and master bath plus three additional bedrooms. Bonus finished space in lower level is perfect for workouts, playroom and home office. All of this plus an easy commute to major highways, shopping and dining.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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