Jim Sheridan | Burlington Real Estate, Billerica Real Estate, Reading Real Estate


If you encounter home selling challenges, there is no need to worry. In fact, if you know how to approach potential house selling hurdles, you may be better equipped than others to enjoy a seamless property selling experience.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you hone your approach to home selling challenges.

1. Remain Calm

A home selling challenge may seem like the end of the world. But it is important to remember that home sellers like yourself likely have faced similar problems in the past. And as such, there is probably a viable solution to address any home selling challenge, at any time.

When a home selling challenge presents itself, it often helps to take a deep breath. Then, you should try to remain calm, cool and collected and approach the challenge from an objective point of view. By doing so, you may be able to find a way to resolve this challenge in no time at all.

2. Be Persistent

Let's face it – no one said selling a house would be easy. But for those who are persistent, even the toughest home selling challenges can be overcome.

If you approach a home selling challenge with persistence, you'll be ready to explore every potential solution to address this issue. As a result, you may be able to quickly identify the right solutions to various home selling challenges and move one step closer to achieving your property selling goals.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

For those who face a home selling challenge, it generally is a good idea to seek out expert guidance. Fortunately, real estate agents are available in cities and towns nationwide, and these housing market professionals are happy to help you address any home selling challenges head-on.

Typically, a real estate agent offers plenty of support throughout the property selling journey. He or she first will learn about your home selling goals and provide a personalized home selling strategy. Next, a real estate agent will promote your residence to the right groups of prospective buyers. And if you receive an offer to purchase your home, a real estate agent will help you analyze this proposal and decide whether to accept, reject or counter it.

A real estate agent is prepared to respond to any concerns or questions that you may have during the home selling process too. If you are unsure about how to price your home, for example, a real estate agent can offer housing market data to help you establish a competitive initial asking price. Or, if you face a time crunch to sell your residence, a real estate agent will do everything possible to help you sell your house as quickly as possible.

There is no reason to let home selling challenges get the best of you after you list your residence. Thanks to the aforementioned tips, however, you can boost your home selling confidence and determine the best course of action to resolve any house selling challenges.


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If you're like many busy homeowners, the foyer of your home is sometimes treated as an afterthought. It probably contains functional items such as a coat rack and a place to put shoes, but it may lack the aesthetics necessary to provide an inviting introduction to your home. Fortunately, strategies exist designed to make the most of any foyer. Here are five to help you get started.

Wall Art

Wall art personalizes a foyer and makes it seem part of the home rather than simply being a transition area between the outdoors and the home interior. Paintings are a good choice, especially if you're able to position them in a way that makes them a focal point of the foyer. However, paintings aren't the only option — a gorgeous fabric wall hanging or a creative piece of metal art designed to be displayed on a wall will also work.

Warm Lighting

While it's important to have good ambient overhead lighting in your foyer for the sake of optimal visibility, secondary lighting provides a warm accent that welcomes both household residents and guests in the home. An attractive lamp on a table is a nice touch, but if your foyer doesn't have the room, consider installing a couple of wall lights.

Greenery

Adding a plant or two brings life to any foyer. If you feel you don't have enough natural light in your foyer to coax anything green to grow, keep in mind that houseplants such as Peace Lilies and Snake Plants thrive in environments with very little light. If you're lucky enough to have a foyer with a skylight, take advantage of this by hanging some beautiful Boston ferns. Have pets? Be sure to check that your plant of choice isn't poisonous to them.

A Small Seating Area

A small seating area in the foyer can function as a private reading nook, a place to remove or put on outer footwear during times of inclement weather, or simply a place to sit and relax for a moment or two after coming home from a long day at work. Even the smallest foyers can usually accommodate a single chair and a pint-sized table.

Scent

Aromatic pine cones in a basket, a scented diffuser discreetly placed on a table, or a plug-in air freshener in a warm, welcoming scent such as vanilla, cinnamon, or lavender provide a pleasant accent for those just walking in the door. Scented candles are an especially nice touch in the foyer on evenings when you're expecting guests.

If you've recently decided to put your home on the market, creating a welcoming entryway is more important than ever. Please feel free to reach out at your earliest convenience for more information on making the most of your home environment.


Many property owners at some point consider renting out their house. Whether it’s a property they inherited, a summer home they rarely use, or they're just trying their hand at property management.

 It's a common misconception that renting out a house is passive income. You'll have to do a lot of work if you plan on keeping your tenants around and paying their rent.

 In this article, we’ll discuss some of the things you should consider if you're planning on renting out a house or property you own.

The rental process

Some landlords take shortcuts during the rental process to save time or money. However, doing so could cost you big time in the long run. If you don't utilize a real estate agent, draw up the proper contracts and agreements, or fail to do due diligence with walkthroughs, you could easily end up losing money on your investment.

The safest approach to finding reliable tenants and renting your property securely is to use a property manager who knows the practical and legal aspects of renting so you don't have to worry about making any beginner mistakes.

DIY property management

If you decide you want to save money and manage the property yourself, there are a few things you should keep in mind when looking for tenants.

First, use background checks and credit checks to ensure your future tenants are in good financial standing.

Next, ask for references on your application, preferably from former landlords. Most landlords will happily let you know if their tenants were good about making on-time payments or were difficult in other ways.

When it comes to your lease, don't try to write it from scratch. There are several templates available online. Try to find one that covers most applicable laws in your area, then hire a lawyer to read over your lease and make any pertinent changes. 

Finally, be sure to collect a security deposit or first and last month’s rent. This will give you some protection if your tenant stops paying or causes costly damages in the building.  

Know your legal limits

If you've ever rented before, odds are there were a few things you wish your landlord did differently. Before beginning this endeavor of becoming a landlord, make sure you're doing it by the book.

Find the laws for your state and city regarding landlord/tenant requirements. Know when you can enter the apartment and how long of an advanced notice is required to do any work in the apartment.

Before sending any complaints or notices to your tenant, make sure you are in the right, legally speaking and can back up your claims with evidence. To do so, you'll need to practice rigorous bookkeeping. Document and keep copies of each payment you receive and all of the money you spend on repairs and maintenance. These records can help you should you ever need to prove yourself in a court of law.

Finally, be respectful and courteous with your tenants. Going out of your way to be helpful will often save you headaches in the long run. However, know when your leniency is being taken advantage of by tenants who are avoiding paying rent or abusing your property.



17 14Th Ave, Haverhill, MA 01830

Single-Family

$439,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome Home to this beautiful and spacious colonial with an open floor plan and tons of expansion and storage potential. The first floor features a generous sized, fire-placed family room with hard wood flooring and eat-in kitchen combination. Complimenting the first floor is a formal dining room and an additional room, that could be used as a home office or a formal living room. French doors provide privacy in the flex space. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and eating area with slider access to a new wood deck. A convenient first floor half bath offers washer/dryer hookups as well. Upstairs, the master bedroom oasis offers a walk-in closet and beautiful private master bathroom. Two generous sized bedrooms and full bath complete the second floor. Need more room? The unfinished walk-up attic and daylight basement have tons of possibilities for additional bedrooms, a man cave, or at home gym. Easy access to 495 for commuters as well!
Open House
Saturday
June 13 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Open House Sat and Sun, 6/13 & 6/14 from 11:00 - 1:00. Agents book OH appointments through ShowingTime in 15 minute increments. All offers due on Mon 6/15 at 3:00 p.m. in a single PDF, with proof of funds. Allow 24 hours response from seller. Masks & gloves required for appointment. Please have Health Questionnaire completed prior to appointment.
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17 14Th Ave, Haverhill, MA 01830

Single-Family

$439,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome Home to this beautiful and spacious colonial with an open floor plan and tons of expansion and storage potential. The first floor features a generous sized, fire-placed family room with hard wood flooring and eat-in kitchen combination. Complimenting the first floor is a formal dining room and an additional room, that could be used as a home office or a formal living room. French doors provide privacy in the flex space. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and eating area with slider access to a new wood deck. A convenient first floor half bath offers washer/dryer hookups as well. Upstairs, the master bedroom oasis offers a walk-in closet and beautiful private master bathroom. Two generous sized bedrooms and full bath complete the second floor. Need more room? The unfinished walk-up attic and daylight basement have tons of possibilities for additional bedrooms, a man cave, or at home gym. Easy access to 495 for commuters as well!
Open House
Saturday
June 13 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Open House Sat and Sun, 6/13 & 6/14 from 11:00 - 1:00. Agents book OH appointments through ShowingTime in 15 minute increments. All offers due on Mon 6/15 at 3:00 p.m. in a single PDF, with proof of funds. Allow 24 hours response from seller. Masks & gloves required for appointment. Please have Health Questionnaire completed prior to appointment.
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Location: 17 14Th Ave, Haverhill, MA 01830    Get Directions

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