Sharon Lanen Coskren - Leading Edge Real Estate



Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 9/28/2018

If you're getting ready to put your home on the market, one of the best things you can do is adopt a "go with the flow" attitude!

Unless market conditions are ideal and all the stars are in perfect alignment, there will probably be a few ups and downs on the road to getting your house sold!

In all probability, there will be encouraging days and a setback or two, but with the help of a resourceful real estate agent and a little planning on your part, good luck is sure to come your way! What do we mean by the word "luck" in this case? The answer to that question can be found in a quote by the ancient Roman philosopher, Seneca: "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity!"

While a proactive real estate agent will create opportunities to attract potential buyers and present your home to its best advantage, the "preparation" part of the formula will mostly be up to you. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of that "window of opportunity" that opens up as soon as your agent puts your house on the market and plants a for sale sign in your front yard!

Curb appeal: Making a great impression from a street point-of-view can be one of your most effective forms of advertising. When your property looks neat, well maintained, and nicely landscaped, you'll be sending a positive message to potential buyers. By showing people that you have pride in ownership, they'll realize and appreciate the fact that your home has been well taken care of. Some homes require more preparation than others to convey that image, but when you pay attention to details, the desired results often follow.

Home staging: Staging your home for maximum impact involves strategies like arranging furniture in conversational groupings. In other words, if the configuration of your furniture lends itself to socializing, relaxation, and comfort, you'll be sending a positive message to people about the desirability of your home. It's also to your benefit to convey a feeling of spaciousness, cleanliness, and good taste. Although everyone has different taste when it comes to decorating, your real estate agent can offer helpful tips, based on their experience, objectivity, and training.

Most upgrades, repairs, and improvements to your house can potentially increase the chances of selling your home within the shortest period of time. Your agent can help you prioritize tasks you need to do to make a favorable impression on house hunters. They will provide you with professional advice on factors like cost effectiveness, urgency, and putting your best foot forward. In many cases, there are simple and relatively inexpensive measures you can take to improve your home's marketability, eye appeal, and perceived value.





Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 9/26/2018


231 Chestnut St, North Andover, MA 01845

Old Center

Single-Family

$799,000
Price

12
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
NEW PRICE! OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 11:00-12:30 BEFORE THE GAME! Tucked back on a sprawling lawn, welcome the cool Fall days ahead with outdoor dining and relaxing on the expansive cedar deck with pergola. You can just picture barbecues and ballgames on this lovely flat lot. The grand foyer welcomes you to this delightful home. Three season full length sunroom is surrounded by windows and offers great space for catching the cool cross breezes. Oversized light filled living room with soaring ceilings opens to dining room and is great for entertaining.The kitchen boasts a Garland commercial 6 burner stove with double ovens and brand new quartz counters. Bring the outdoors inside in the delightful atrium off of the kitchen which offers a sunlit nook to read a good book. Cozy wood burning fireplaced family room is the heart of the home with new hardwood floors. Multiple options for bedrooms on the first or second floor plus a third floor teen/aupair suite. An easy walk to Old Center and schools.
Open House
Sunday
September 30 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 231 Chestnut St, North Andover, MA 01845    Get Directions

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Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 9/26/2018


231 Chestnut St, North Andover, MA 01845

Old Center

Single-Family

$825,000
Price

12
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 11:00-12:30 BEFORE THE GAME! Tucked back on a sprawling lawn, welcome the cool Fall days ahead with outdoor dining and relaxing on the expansive cedar deck with pergola. You can just picture barbecues and ballgames on this lovely flat lot. The grand foyer welcomes you to this delightful home. Three season full length sunroom is surrounded by windows and offers great space for catching the cool cross breezes. Oversized light filled living room with soaring ceilings opens to dining room and is great for entertaining.The kitchen boasts a Garland commercial 6 burner stove with double ovens and brand new quartz counters. Bring the outdoors inside in the delightful atrium off of the kitchen which offers a sunlit nook to read a good book. Cozy wood burning fireplaced family room is the heart of the home with new hardwood floors. Multiple options for bedrooms on the first or second floor plus a third floor teen/aupair suite. An easy walk to Old Center and schools.
Open House
Sunday
September 30 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 231 Chestnut St, North Andover, MA 01845    Get Directions

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Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 9/21/2018

Ready to embark on a new adventure? List your house, and you may reap the benefits of your decision for years to come.

Ultimately, there are many reasons why you should consider kicking off the home selling journey today, and these include:

1. You could profit from a home sale.

Diligent home sellers generally have no problem showcasing their properties to dozens of prospective buyers and generating significant profits. If you know how to effectively promote your residence to property buyers, you could enjoy substantial profits from your home sale.

Oftentimes, it helps to bolster a house's curb appeal prior to adding a residence to the real estate market. A home only gets one chance to make a positive first impression on buyers. And if your residence boasts a dazzling front lawn, pristine siding and other stunning exterior features, it may be better equipped than other properties to stir up interest from buyers.

You may want to get your house appraised too. This ensures you can get a property valuation from a home appraiser and establish a competitive initial asking price for your residence.

2. You can upgrade or downsize.

Although your present home may have suited you perfectly when you initially bought it, now may be a good time for a change. Fortunately, you can upgrade or downsize as needed if you sell your home.

Think about your current living situation and future plans. Then, you can simultaneously list your residence and search for a new house that matches your criteria. And once you finalize your home sale, you can seamlessly relocate to a new address.

3. You can live closer to family members and friends.

If you enjoy spending time with family members and friends, you may want to find a house that is close to these loved ones. Meanwhile, if you currently are forced to deal with a long commute to visit loved ones, listing your house may help you take the first step to live near family members and friends.

When it comes to finding a house near loved ones, it may be beneficial to hire a real estate agent as well. A real estate agent can help you list your current residence and search for a new home close to family members and friends. That way, you can get the support you need to accomplish your desired goals.

During the home selling process, a real estate agent will showcase your residence to potential buyers and negotiate with a buyer's agent on your behalf. He or she also will respond to any concerns or questions that you may have throughout the house selling journey.

Furthermore, if you need to find a new home once you sell your current residence, a real estate agent is happy to assist you. This housing market professional can keep you up to date about available properties in your preferred cities and towns and help you find your dream residence.

Hire a real estate agent today, and you can receive expert guidance any time you want to sell or buy a house.





Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 9/19/2018

This Single-Family in Haverhill, MA recently sold for $335,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Sharon Lanen Coskren - Leading Edge Real Estate.


97 S Prospect St, Haverhill, MA 01835

Single-Family

$329,900
Price
$335,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
What a location! Walk to trains, downtown restaurants and shops, schools and the Bradford Rail Trail which is literally steps from your front door where you can walk, bike, inline skate and cross country ski. This home was built in 2010 and has great light, hardwood floors and lots of storage PLUS an attached garage. Fenced yard is a great spot for cookouts and games. Oversized mudroom has great space. Owners have added over $20,000 in upgrades including new windows (2018), hardwood floors (2016), finished bonus room (2018), fence (2016) plus updated baths. This is a great dead end street and won't last.

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