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By Nancy Moore, Assoc.Broker/Realtor In my hometown of Needham,MA
(Gibson Sotheby's International Realty)
It is true that some might consider it an unpopular time to buy a house given the current real estate landscape. With fluctuating market conditions, rising home prices, and increased competition, it can feel daunting. However, every market has its nuances, and what might seem challenging can also present unique opportunities. Consider this: interest rates are historically low, making borrowing more affordable. While home prices may be on the rise, it's a reflection of the strong demand in the market. Waiting for the 'perfect' time can sometimes mean missing out on favorable financing or the right property. Successful real estate decisions often involve a balance between timing and personal circumstances. If your financial situation is stable, and you find a property that aligns with you...
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By Nancy Moore, Assoc.Broker/Realtor In my hometown of Needham,MA
(Gibson Sotheby's International Realty)
 Determining the optimal asking price is a critical step in ensuring a successful and timely sale. Here's how a professional Realtor like Nancy Moore Needham Realtor approaches this:  Conducting a thorough analysis of recent sales of comparable homes in your neighborhood should be the first step. This will provide a clear understanding of the market trends and help establish a competitive and realistic price for your property. The current conditions of the local market need to be factored in, the supply and demand, interest rates, and economic trends which can all influence the pricing strategy.  Your home's unique features and overall condition play a crucial role in determining its value. Any upgrades, renovations, or special characteristics that set your property apart from others sh...
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By Nancy Moore, Assoc.Broker/Realtor In my hometown of Needham,MA
(Gibson Sotheby's International Realty)
  The speed at which a home sells can vary based on several factors, and while I can't provide an exact timeline, I can offer some insights.The following aspects can influence the speed of the selling process Local Market Conditions: The current real estate market in your area plays a significant role. A seller's market, with high demand and low inventory, generally leads to quicker sales. Property Pricing:Setting the right asking price is crucial. A well-priced home is more likely to attract potential buyers and sell faster.  Property Condition: Homes that are well-maintained and aesthetically appealing tend to sell faster. Consider addressing any necessary repairs or improvements before listing. Marketing Strategy:A comprehensive and targeted marketing plan can enhance your home's vis...
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By Nancy Moore, Assoc.Broker/Realtor In my hometown of Needham,MA
(Gibson Sotheby's International Realty)
Selling a unique home with quirks can be both a challenge and an opportunity. Embracing the distinct features and quirks of your home can set it apart from the competition and attract buyers seeking something out of the ordinary. Highlighting the character and charm of your home through effective marketing and storytelling can appeal to buyers looking for a one-of-a-kind property. However, it's essential to be transparent about any quirks or unusual features upfront to manage buyer expectations and avoid surprises during the sales process. Working with a real estate agent, like Nancy Moore Needham Realtor,  who understands the unique selling points of your home and can effectively communicate them to potential buyers is crucial. With the right approach, selling a unique home with quirks...
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By Nancy Moore, Assoc.Broker/Realtor In my hometown of Needham,MA
(Gibson Sotheby's International Realty)
If you're considering selling your home to embark on a life abroad, careful planning and preparation are key. Start by evaluating your financial situation and researching the cost of living in your desired location abroad. Consider consulting with a financial advisor to understand the implications of selling your home and managing your finances while living abroad. Additionally, it's essential to assess the local real estate market and work with a reputable real estate agent, like Nancy Moore Needham Realtor,  who can help you navigate the selling process efficiently. Depending on your timeline and goals, you may need to declutter, stage, and make any necessary repairs or updates to maximize your home's appeal to potential buyers. Selling your home for a life abroad can be an exciting a...
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By Nancy Moore, Assoc.Broker/Realtor In my hometown of Needham,MA
(Gibson Sotheby's International Realty)
Selling and buying a home simultaneously can be a complex process, but with careful planning and the right guidance, it's manageable. Start by working with a real estate agent experienced in coordinating these transactions, as they can help you navigate the intricacies and timelines involved. Begin by evaluating your financial situation and determining your budget for the new home while also considering potential proceeds from the sale of your current home. Timing is critical, so it's essential to align the closing dates of both transactions as closely as possible to avoid interim housing arrangements or financial strain. Consider options like contingent offers or bridge loans to streamline the process and ensure a smooth transition between homes. Effective communication with all partie...
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By Nancy Moore, Assoc.Broker/Realtor In my hometown of Needham,MA
(Gibson Sotheby's International Realty)
When engaging in the process of selling a home, prospective sellers are confronted with various expenses, and a dedicated real estate agent like Nancy Moore Needham Realtor  is there to provide personalized guidance through this intricate financial landscape. The real estate agent plays a crucial role in ensuring that sellers are well-informed about the financial considerations involved in the home-selling journey.One primary focal point in this discussion is the real estate agent's commission, a significant component that requires upfront agreement and transparent communication. The agent, acting as a professional intermediary, takes the initiative to openly discuss and finalize the terms of the commission, establishing a clear understanding with the seller from the outset.In addition ...
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By Nancy Moore, Assoc.Broker/Realtor In my hometown of Needham,MA
(Gibson Sotheby's International Realty)
The Realtor's approach to fees should be rooted in transparency and a commitment to providing clients with the utmost value for the personalized services offered. In the initial discussions, a collaborative agreement on fees is reached, taking into consideration factors such as the dynamics of the local market and the distinctive features of the client's home. The aim is to establish a fee structure that not only aligns with the market realities but also reflects the unique attributes of the property.The Realtor endeavors to instill confidence in clients by ensuring that the agreed-upon fee encompasses a comprehensive range of services. From conducting a thorough market analysis to leveraging negotiation expertise, the fee is designed to cover every aspect of the selling process. The ov...
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By Nancy Moore, Assoc.Broker/Realtor In my hometown of Needham,MA
(Gibson Sotheby's International Realty)
Recognizing that your home is more than just a property, filled with cherished memories and personal touches, is fundamental to a professional Realtor's approach. The emotional connection the homeowner has to their residence is a crucial aspect that the Realtor takes into account, understanding that the home's value extends beyond mere square footage. When evaluating the property, the Realtor embarks on a comprehensive analysis that considers its unique features, size, and overall condition, along with any recent upgrades or enhancements made to tailor it to the homeowner's lifestyle.To arrive at a precise estimate of the home's value in the current real estate market, the Realtor employs a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) that goes beyond mere numbers. This involves a meticulous exami...
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By Nancy Moore, Assoc.Broker/Realtor In my hometown of Needham,MA
(Gibson Sotheby's International Realty)
When contemplating repairs before putting your home on the market, it's essential to recognize that the decision is a highly individual one. A seasoned and professional Realtor such as Nancy Moore Needham Realtor can be an invaluable ally in navigating this process, guiding you towards the most beneficial choices tailored to your specific circumstances.Addressing minor issues, such as applying a fresh coat of paint or fixing small repairs, can significantly enhance your home's overall appeal. However, it's crucial to engage in a thoughtful discussion with your Realtor to assess the potential impact of each repair on the market value. This strategic evaluation involves weighing the benefits against the associated costs, ensuring that you make informed decisions aligned with your selling ...
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By Sheila Moylan, REALTOR®, The numbers agent you can count on
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Are you under pressure to put your Needham home up for sale? Find out how to sell your home fast in this post.     When you're facing a difficult situation like financial hardship, bankruptcy, divorce, or simply moving away because of a career change or needing a large space for your growing family, you may be feeling the pressure to sell your current home.   Selling a home can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if it is your first time. Even experienced sellers still feel some level of anxiety when it comes to parting with their home.   In today's competitive market, having a beautiful home is not enough. Your home must stand out, be more appealing, more attractive, and better priced over other Needham homes for sale in MA.   This means putting more time and effort into the se...
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By Sheila Moylan, REALTOR®, The numbers agent you can count on
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Why determine your home’s worth?   It's still a seller's market and if you've decided to sell your Needham MA home, you're probably thinking how much you can sell it for.   Knowing how much your home is worth makes it easier to determine the listing price, which is a very important factor in selling your home. Another reason you should find out your home’s value is to know if you can afford a refinancing.   How to determine your home's value There are several ways you can check your home's worth.     Thanks to the Internet, there are plenty of online home valuation tools that offer free estimates for your home's worth.    Take advantage of these free offers, but use their results only as the starting point for pricing your home. I hope you realize that free online valuation tools, thoug...
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By Sheila Moylan, REALTOR®, The numbers agent you can count on
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
If you’re in the market for a new home in Needham, you’re also probably thinking of mortgage and down payment.Buying a home is expensive. You have to produce down payment, you need money for the closing costs, and there are still plenty of sleeper fees involved.How much money do you need if you are buying a home for sale in Needham?A home’s location has a significant influence on the home’s price. Needham is an upscale suburban community with some of the most expensive neighborhoods in the country. This community is proud of its affluent residents, many of whom are professionals, entrepreneurs, and business people. The average listing price for Needham MA  homes for sale is over $1 million. At that amount, you probably have to take a conventional type of mortgage. Conventional loans are...
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By Sheila Moylan, REALTOR®, The numbers agent you can count on
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Thinking of moving out of Needham? Are you thinking of selling your Needham MA home? Selling a home can be time-consuming and stressful. Just thinking of the effort to get the house ready to put on the market is enough to make a home seller anxious.  Fortunately, there are some tried-and-tested ways that will get your home ready for sale, stand out in the competition, and be irresistible to buyers.  The best tips to follow To make things less stressful for you and to ensure the success of your home selling journey, here are nine proven tips that will give your home the necessary advantage. 1.  Choose the right agent. A real estate agent’s assistance is invaluable in selling your home so be wise in choosing the agent to work with. Your home is one of your biggest investments so find an a...
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By Sheila Moylan, REALTOR®, The numbers agent you can count on
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 A single family home that contains 3,717 sq ft and was built in 2005. It contains 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. This home last sold for $1,125,000 in September 2018.   SOLD! 96 Hillside Ave Needham MA 02494 Overview Maps Photos $1,125,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms3 Full BathroomsInterior: 3,717 sqftLot: 0.29 acre(s) Location 96 Hillside AveNeedham, MA 02494USA Sheila A Moylan United Real Estate - Boston(781) 559-4057sheilamoylanrealtor@gmail.comhttp://www.needham-westwoodareahomes.com   Our recent listings 95 Sycamore Dr Westwood - Colonial for Sale | $1,150,000 | Westwood, MA386 Oak St Westwood | $1,399,999 | Westwood, MA Subscribe to our listing feed See more Needham, MA real estate for sale    SOLD LISTINGS  
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By Sheila Moylan, REALTOR®, The numbers agent you can count on
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Stressed out because of home-selling? If it is your first time to sell your Needham MA home, the planning and preparation process can be a little daunting and nerve-wracking.  With so many things to do and so little time and help to do it, you may feel stressed out just thinking about the process that lies ahead.   But home selling doesn’t have to be difficult. It is possible to have a smooth and stress-free real estate journey when you have the help of a real estate agent who is amazing at what she’s doing. Choose someone with the experience, skills, and commitment to work like me, Sheila Moylan.   I have been in the real estate business since 1989. There are many Realtors®, but there aren’t many that will work as hard as I will or go the extra mile to make sure that you are happy with...
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By Sheila Moylan, REALTOR®, The numbers agent you can count on
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
So you’ve decided to sell your home.​It’s on the market along with many other properties. So how do you make your home stand out and become irresistible to as many buyers as possible? An ordinary home with ordinary features is not going to attract potential buyers’ attention. You need to step up your game and go beyond the ordinary. Wondering how you can do this? Let me share with you a few ideas that doesn’t require going to serious lengths to make your home stand out from the other homes for sale in Needham MA. 1. Start with the outside​If you want to create a great first impression, make sure to give your exterior a little boost. A fresh coat of paint can go a long way in making your home look better. You can also add some plants of shrubs or flowers if there’s room. Don’t forget to ...
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By Sheila Moylan, REALTOR®, The numbers agent you can count on
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Looking for an ideal community to live, work, and play? Come and see the quintessential New England town Needham!Needham is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, located just 10 miles west of Boston. A peaceful suburb, it is known for its welcoming atmosphere, gorgeous historic homes, and spacious parks. It is surrounded by similar suburban communities that attract affluent and professional residents.  When you buy a home for sale in Needham, you will be joining a community of people who truly love their town. The neighborhoods are close-knit and there are plenty of activities to keep everyone busy and engaged! Things to do in Needham MANeedham is bordered by the Charles River on three sides, offering many outdoor recreational options like kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. Its suburba...
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By Sheila Moylan, REALTOR®, The numbers agent you can count on
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
If you are looking for a great place to live in Massachusetts, one of your best options is Needham. Aside from its highly regarded school system, this city is also known for its thriving industries. Living in Needham is not a hard decision to make if you know the things that make it a magnet for homebuyers. The development of the city started after World War II when tech companies started to flock into the area to transform Needham’s poor farming industry to mills. From then on, the city has flourished and become the city it is today. Here are the things you need to know about living in Needham MA: It Has an A-Rated Educational SystemSchools in Needham are some of the best in Massachusetts. In fact, aside from the great schools that are already built in the area, a new school is set to ...
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By Sheila Moylan, REALTOR®, The numbers agent you can count on
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Owning a home is everybody’s life goal. Unfortunately, some people tend to delay buying a home for some reasons until they realize they are already too old to own one. One of the reasons some people delay homeownership is the idea that there are a lot of things more worth spending money on than a home, such as children’s education, life insurance or a car. Some also delay homeownership thinking that the value of their dream real estate property could still go down in the future. While buying a home may sound too ambitious for some, the truth is that it has far more long-term benefits than most people think. If you are hesitant to dip your toe into home ownership, here are some of the reasons why you must not delay your home purchase: Value of Real Estate Properties Appreciates through T...
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