Just in time for graduations and the end of the school year, the spring market comes to town. So many new listings launched this week in all prices and ranges. I received lots of exciting texts from buyers, happy there are properties for them to see! It's late for this kind of burst, but we will take it. Here is a chart of the number of houses that came on just this week in a few of our towns!

As for the weather, well it's certainly spring showers. Not as fun to tour houses in the rain, but the sun will reappear soon we hope!


For the second part of the blog I thought it would be helpful to go over steps to get your house ready to come on the market. This is such a big component of what I do for clients and it can be stressful for homeowners, but worth it. I always tell sellers, "how we live is different than how we sell a house." Buyers want to envision themselves in your space, so try to neutralize it as much as possible to help them see the bones of the home. Just by removing a heavy piece of furniture a room can seem larger and brighter, for example. Think of it as doing the hard work of packing early, and by being proactive you are hopefully getting more money in the end. Trust me!!

Prepping your Home to Sell

1. Remove family photos as much as you can.

2. Make sure countertops and tabletops are clear.

3. Less is more when it comes to furniture.

4. If your furniture reads as dated, consider hiring a stager so your home feels fresher. It's worth the investment.

5. Painting your walls light and bright always helps. Touch up in much needed areas is key.

6. White or neutral bedding goes a long way. (Homegoods and Target are your friend)

7. White towels instantly freshen up a bathroom.

8. Window washing is key. 

9. Do a spring clean up in your yard early. A neat garden is always attractive to people.

10. Look at your house as you approach! First impressions are everything so make sure it is in good condition and there isn't any chipping paint etc. Curb appeal matters.

11. Make sure your house number is visible so buyers driving by can easily spot it.

12. Hire an excellent broker who helps with all of this along the way! :) Examples are below.

I'm always available and more than happy to provide an analysis for you! Email me at teri@mgsgrouprealestate.com or call at 617-306-3642 to schedule a meeting.