5 Bedroom Cape Style Home For Sale in Norwell MA

5 Bedroom Cape Style Home For Sale in Norwell MA, beautifully landscaped, totally updated with new kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances.  Norwell is known for it’s exceptional school system.  This home is located just minutes from the commuter rail and beautiful South Shore beaches.

For further information or to schedule a showing, please feel free to contact me at julie@capitalresidential.com or at 781-812-3971

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Norwell Home For Sale under $300,000

Norwell Home For Sale, under $300,000!

Get into the exceptional Norwell schools in this 3 bedroom home, with over 1600 sq ft of living space.

This home features a nice family room with cathedral ceilings, refurbished hardwood floors on 1st floor, new septic system and new furnace.

Don’t wait on this one.  For more information or to schedule a showing, feel free to contact Julie Petit at julie@capitalresidential.com or my cell# 781-812-3971

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Current Norwell Real Estate Market Stats

Having up-to-date Norwell Real Estate market data is invaluable.

Here’s some insight on how the real estate market in Norwell has been doing during the current 7-day period compared with the last 90-days. As a home buyer or someone selling their home, this information is invaluable as you can use historical and current statistics as a tool when making an offer, negotiating and buying a home. On the other hand, if you are thinking about selling your home in Norwell and need to know what price to ask and ultimately what price you might settle for, this data is a good measuring stick of how the Norwell real estate market is doing.

The Norwell Real Estate Market is constantly changing.

Norwell Real Estate market data can be obtained in several ways, but the most accurate is using a service that combines not only MLS (multiple listing service) statistics, but Plymouth County Registry of Deeds recordings. Capital Residential Real Estate subscribes to a paid service called Altos Research, which provides current and in-depth Norwell real estate market data for free to its customers and the public. The Norwell real estate market is ever-changing and consumers need to be informed. Informed consumers can formulate better strategies for pricing and negotiation by working with an experienced Capital Residential Real Estate agent.

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If you’re in the market for a home to purchase or thinking of selling and just starting the information gathering stage, it’s a good idea to save this page as a favorite and watch the trends in the market. This chart shows the median price, days on market and average price per square foot. If you would like to have a more in-depth report sent to you on a weekly basis, you can sign up by clicking here. If you have any questions about this chart or other real estate related questions, please feel free to call George Jamieson at Capital Residential Real Estate at 617-877-4839. To search homes in Norwell or anywhere on the South Shore please click here.


Beaches on the South Shore

Beaches on the South Shore of Massachusetts have long been known as a major benefit of living in nearby coastal communities south of Boston such as Hingham, Cohasset, Norwell, Hull, Scituate, Marshfield, Hanover, Duxbury, Braintree, Weymouth and Quincy. There are a multitude of choices when it comes to deciding which beaches on the South Shore to visit. Some beaches are for residents only and you need a summer parking sticker, some are hidden gems with no parking at all and some are too well known as the place to go for city dwellers looking to cool off. But with so many choices, there is plenty of sand and waves for all to enjoy. I’ve lived on the South Shore all my life and have been to all of these beaches at one time or another. They all have their own unique features that make people fall in love with them. Get out and enjoy the weather and the beaches on the South Shore no matter what time of the year it is.

This is a list of Beaches on the South Shore of Massachusetts:

1. Nantasket Beach, Hull: This is by far the most popular and largest stretch (3.5 miles) of Atlantic Beaches on the South ShoreOcean beach on the South Shore. Nantasket Beach was recently voted the cleanest (water) beach in Eastern Massachusetts and I can attest to that. This beach has mostly hard packed sand as it has a very low tide, which is great for little kids wading in the water. There are lifeguards, bathhouses and an arcade (circa Paragon Park). There is a 1,000+ car parking lot, which is not enough on hot summer days. Everyone seems to have a secret spot they like at this beach for both parking and swimming. I love this beach late afternoon from 4 PM to 8 PM when the mass of sunbathers head home and the sun isn’t too high. There are plenty of fast food and snack eating options as well as family-style sit down restaurants and finer dining establishments like Jake’s Seafoood, LaDalat, Bridgeman’s, Mezzo Mare, The Red Parrot, Saporitos, and Schooners. I think it’s one of the best beaches on the South Shore!

2. Sandy Beach, Cohasset: This is a small but beautiful sandy beach offering resident only parking. Try heading to this beach after normal beach hours when the parking lot empties and non-residents can sneak in.

Beaches on the South Shore3. Humarock Beach, Scituate: Some people think this beach is in Marshfield, but once you go back over the bridge, you’re on the Scituate peninsula, which was washed away from the mainland years ago. This is one of the more popular beaches on the South Shore offering a long stretch of beach with fine hard packed sand. Parking is limited and many of the beach-goers own homes and cottages along this stretch of ocean. There are eating and drinking options like the Bridgewaye Inn and Sands End Cafe. The Fourth of July is lots of fun on this beach.

4. Pegotty Beach, Scituate: This is a small half-mile long beach with hard packed sand just outside of downtown Scituate Harbor, which is walkable. You’ll find some surfers here when the wave action is good.

5. Minot Beach, Scituate: This is a well known Scituate beach, mostly for it namesake and views of Minots Ledge Lighthouse. You’ll either have to live near the beach or know someone that does to access the beach.

6. Egypt Beach, Scituate: This is a small private resident-only beach in the North Scituate section of town.

7. Rexhame Beach, Marshfield: This is one of my favorite beaches on the South Shore. It’s a long Beaches on the South Shoresandy stretch of beach in Marshfield that is just perfect for a hot summer day. I think it’s one of the best beaches on the South Shore. There are limited non-resident parking spaces, so get there really early if you’re planning on a long family beach day. Did I already say this is one of my favorite beaches on the South Shore!

8. Brant Rock Beach, Marshfield: Brant Rock is a well-known small local hangout beach. Typically people that own or rent homes in the area frequent this beach due to its convenience. It’s rocky like many of the beaches on the South Shore and it has very limited parking.

9. Green Harbor Beach, Marshfield: Lots of people think this is one of the best beaches on the South Shore. It offers a good sandy beach with minimal rocks. Public parking can be tough on hot summer days but there’s parking available at the local lobster pound. Like anything, plan accordingly and either leave for the beach early or go later in the afternoon when others have had their fill of the hot midday sun. Green Harbor is a lot of fun at night with plenty of restaurants and watering holes.

Beaches on the South Shore10. Duxbury Beach, Duxbury: When it comes to best beaches on the South Shore, this is one of the state’s most popular beaches with 4 miles of beautiful sand perfect for the summer. Yes, there are rocks and pebbles, but remember we’re in New England not Cozumel. This beach includes sand dunes, ample parking (on the beach with a sticker), a bathhouse and concession stand with the typical beach shack menu items. Get there early on summer days, it gets packed quick. The beach extends out to Saquish Neck and Saquish Village, a peninsula which actually is part of Plymouth. The large sand dunes provide a great backdrop for beach goers. Duxbury Beach is also home to piping plover nests throughout the warmer months of the year so be careful. Parking is about $15 for non-residents unless you buy a summer beach sticker. If you don’t want to pay the parking fee, find the entrance to Powder Point bridge a few miles south. This is the entrance to the resident area where there is a small free lot. If you pack light and are a good walker, you can enjoy this beach for free! You just have to walk the bridge, as all of the parking over the bridge is for residents. This is truly one of the most beautiful beaches on the South Shore.

11.Hingham Bathing Beach, Hingham: This is a small stretch of man-made beach sand in Hingham Harbor. Not a great beach for sunbathing and swimming as it is an inner-harbor stretch of sand with no wave action. Many visitors use it for a picnic or a place to read a book in the adjoining shade-filled park. It’s a great place to watch the Fourth of July fireworks or have a picnic with the family! When I first entered the real estate business 18 years ago, I remember reading my study materials for the real estate license test under a nice shady tree overlooking Hingham Harbor. This is a nice and peaceful place to visit.

12.Wessagusset Beach, Weymouth: Wessagusset Beach has had a revival over the years. Once a beach you would not even consider, it is now a place that is not only convenient, but attractive and safe to swim in. There is newer sand and lifeguards. Bring a cooler with lunch and drinks. Plenty of parking.

13.Wallaston Beach, Quincy: If you’ve traveled to or from the City of Boston to the South Shore and Beaches on the South Shoretaken the alternate coastline route, you’ve probably driven down Quincy Shore Drive (aka Route 3A) and have passed Wallaston Beach. Over the years, this beach has undergone several major improvements including new sand and most importantly, cleaner water as part of the massive Boston Harbor water cleanup project started 20+ years ago. Today’s Wallaston Beach offers beach-goers 2.5 miles of fairly clean sand and plenty of room to spread out for a game of volleyball or football. There are on-duty lifeguards and free public parking. Most people don’t think of Wallaston beach as a place to swim because of its history and being off-limits so much, but people say the water is clean and okay for swimming. Lots of people just choose to sit on the wall and people watch or work on their tans. It’s a popular beach for walking and jogging after some excellent fried clams and crinkle cut french fries at the local eating establishment like the famous Tony’s Clam Shop, the Clam Box and the long established Beachcomber Irish Bar, featuring live bands and performers for over 50+ years. Another popular spot, just down the street is Quincy’s Marina Bay, offering fabulous views of Boston and the Boston Harbor. This is a destination point for many people during the summer months and weekends.

14.Gray’s Beach, Kingston: This is a small resident-only sticker beach near the Rocky Nook section of town. It’s easy to get to just off Route 3 and Route 3A.

These are not all the beaches on the South Shore but some of the best.

There are some very small private and resident-only beaches on the South Shore, too many to name, as well as lots of beautiful beaches in Plymouth so you don’t have to get stuck in traffic with all the tourists visiting Cape Cod. But this should give you a decent choice of beaches to think about visiting. If you’re thinking about moving, want to be close to the beaches on the  South Shore and need to buy a home, please consider using my professional buyer-agent Realtor services. For more information, please contact Realtor George Jamieson with Capital Residential Real Estate at 781-659-2005 or by email at george@capitalresidential.com. Oh, and if you’ve enjoyed the last 25, 30 or 40 years in your South Shore home near our great beaches on the South Shore and think it’s time to pass it on to another family, please call me. I have buyers who are waiting for the perfect home on the South Shore.

The Norwell Real Estate Market Is Looking Up

The Norwell real estate market and median home prices continue to be stable as inventory has been seasonally adjusting upward. There have also been more homes coming on the market due to overall market improvement. Empty-nesters who have been waiting for the last several years for the market and house values to improve seem to be coming to the realization that this might be a good time to put their single-family home on the market.

Norwell real estate market action has increased significantly

The uptick in the Norwell real estate market seems to have coincided with the taxpayer approved property tax override in Town that will further boost the Norwell Schools with the hiring of 17 new teachers and cadre of new technology, smart boards and iPads for students. In fact, Norwell real estate market action has been so intense that the ‘average days on market’ has slipped below the 140 day mark, though as action increases and properties go under contract, so does the median price per square foot, which is hovering around the $242 per sq. ft. level.  Since last summer, the median price per square foot in the Norwell real estate market has been declining, but as of May of 2012, things finally changed as the direction moved positive. The interest in Norwell from buyers continues to be fueled by historically low interest rates at 3.5% for 30-year mortgages.

In the Norwell Real Estate Market, Buyers are Back and Sellers are Taking Notice

Things are looking more positive in general in the Norwell real estate market as buyers seek out Norwell as a great place to live with a strong school system. If you are interested in learning more about the Town of Norwell and the Norwell real estate market and detailed data or if you’re thinking of selling your home and would like a free appraisal, please contact Realtor George Jamieson at Capital Residential at 617-877-4839 or email: george@capitalresidential.com. If you would like to search Norwell homes for sale, click here.

Norwell Real Estate Market

Norwell Real Estate Market

Norwell Real Estate Market

Norwell Real Estate Market

Norwell Real Estate Market

Norwell Real Estate Market

Norwell Homes For Sale Priced Up To $500,000

Looking for Norwell homes for sale up to the $500,000 range? Take a look at these Norwell homes for sale and see if your dream home is closer than you think. If you see anything you would like to take a closer look at and tour, please call Realtor George Jamieson at Capital Residential Real Estate 617-877-4839.

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The 3 Big Buyer Mistakes That Turn Off Home Sellers

turn off home sellersBuyer Missteps That Turn Off Home Sellers

Current real estate conditions and low interest rates do make for favorable conditions for home buyers, but there are still a few buyer mistakes that turn off home sellers and can kill a real estate deal under any condition. Don’t miss out on the house you love. Avoid these home buyer mistakes that turn off home sellers.

3 Buyer Missteps That Turn Off Home Sellers

Home buyers may feel a false sense that all transactions come down to them, but home sellers can certainly pick and choose who they do business with. Here are the biggest missteps home buyers make that turn off home sellers.

LOW BALL OFFERS. A low ball real estate offer is not only insulting, it’s an easy way to turn off home sellers. Of course home buyers want a good deal on the house they are buying, but offering well under home appraisal probably won’t get you far in the deal.
Solution? Home buyers should work with an experienced Realtor who can compile market comps and current real estate transactions in the area to see how homes are selling in that market. At Capital Residential we work with home buyers to give them a more precise sense of offers turn off home sellersthat match real estate inventory based on our comprehensive market reports.

CRITICISM. Very rarely does a home buyer love everything about a home, but some home buyers take their criticism of a home a little too far. Buyers with an overly critical eye can turn off home sellers and sour the deal. The mural or backsplash that one home buyer finds horrendous may have been a labor of love for the current homeowner. Hurt feelings are sometimes just enough to turn off home sellers.
Solution? If the home seller or their agent is in earshot refrain from negative comments about décor or taste. These things are subjective, and harsh comments coupled with sensitive home sellers can wreck the transaction. Speak up if there’s a legitimate concern about the property, but keep comments about the home seller’s style to yourself.

LOAN ISSUES. So a home buyer has made an offer, the home seller has accepted, and then the loan falls through. It happens, and when it does it will turn off home sellers, and create dissatisfaction for everyone. Home buyers want to work with qualified home buyers so that when an offer comes in and the home is taken off the market, they can be certain the transaction will take place.
Solution? Get preapproved for your mortgage. This will put your mind and the home sellers you interact with at ease. At Capital Residential we help home buyers through the paper process, and ensure that they aren’t taking missteps that could threaten the deal or turn off the home sellers. Sometimes actions that seem insignificant can have huge implications on the deal. Just buying a refrigerator or washer before the ink is dry can ruin the real estate transaction. Once preapproval occurs, would-be home buyers should refrain from making large purchases on credit, so as to not affect their buying status.

How Working with a Real Estate Agent Can Avoid These Pitfalls

turn off home sellersAt Capital Residential our goal is to successfully guide home buyers through the home buying process. We are aware of what will turn off home sellers, and help our clients position themselves to be qualified, home buyers that sellers want to work with. If you are looking to buy a home, please contact me, George Jamieson at Capital Residential in Norwell, MA. I can be reached by email at George@capitalresidential.com or call/text me at 617.877.4839.

Upcoming Events in Norwell

events in norwellStart March with These Events in Norwell

March is right around the corner, and there are some great events in Norwell in the next few weeks. Here’s a look at events in Norwell and happenings in the community:

Events in Norwell: Brownie Troop Hosting a Blood Drive at NFD

Among events in Norwell this weekend is a Brigham and Women’s blood drive hosted by the Norwell Brownie Troop 73532 and the Norwell Fire Department. The blood drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 at Norwell Fire Department, 300 Washington St. Support the Brownies, give blood, and have the perfect excuse to pick up a box of Girl Scout Cookies. Cookies will be available for sale by members of the Brownie troop, and all who donate blood will receive a long-sleeve “Kiss Me I’m a Blood Donor” St. Patrick’s Day T-shirt. Those interested in giving blood must bring a photo ID, drink extra water, eat before donating, be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds. and be at least 17 years of age.For appointments, call Norwell Fire Department at 781-659-8156. For eligibility information, call BWH Blood Donor Center at 617-732-6620 or visit the website at blooddonor@partners.org.

Events in Norwell: Call for Nominations for Norwell Citizen of the Year

Who will be the Citizen of the Year in Norwell for 2012? The Norwell Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for the 2012 Citizen of the Year. The group bestows this honor on one Norwell resident each year, and the Chamber invites nominations based on the following qualities.events in norwell

  • A track record of volunteerism and public service to the Town of Norwell and its citizens.
  • Made a positive difference to the lives of fellow citizens.
  • Dedicated to the town and concern for others.
  • A person who over the years has shown a willingness to work with other town residents and who is enthusiastic about the town and its citizens.
  • Has qualities of honesty and integrity.

Nominations are being accepted online at the Chamber website and by mail by sending the nomination to Norwell Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 322, Norwell, MA. 02061. Include with the nomination the reasons why this person should be the 2012 Citizen of the Year. All nominations must be received by March 30. The Citizen of the Year will be named in April and honored at a celebratory dinner at The Barker Tavern on Thursday, May 17, 2012.

Events in Norwell: The South Shore Science Centerevents in norwell

The days are getting longer and spring is getting closer, and you can hear it in the air at the South Shore Natural Science Center. The SSNSC is hosting a presentation titled, “Why Birds Sing” that explains what all the chirping is about this time of year. By around January 14 birds have started their seasonal sounds, and by April 1 the spring migrants begin arriving. Learn the calls for common birds and what the sounds mean. “Why Birds Sing” takes place Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Visit the SSNSC online for more information.

6 Seller Mistakes That Turn Off Home Buyers

Seller Pitfalls That Turn Off Home Buyersturn off home buyers

The last thing a seller wants to do is turn off home buyers. The entire real estate process of selling a home is doing everything to maximize exposure to interested home buyers and attracting home buyers to your property. But, sometimes seller interaction can turn off home buyers and lead to no sale. Don’t let this happen to you.

The List of 6 Seller Missteps That Turn Off Home Buyers

Buying and selling a home can be an emotional roller coaster. It’s a big decision on both sides, and it’s easy for buyers and sellers to take missteps that affect the outcome. Here are the biggest mistakes home sellers make that turn off home buyers.

OVERPRICING. Every seller wants top dollar for their home, but inflated pricing can turn off home buyers. What’s worse, it can turn off home buyers before they even walk through your front door. In a sea of home listings, home buyers often select potential properties by size, bedrooms, location, and price. And you may be pricing your home out of the range for qualified buyers. But, don’t undervalue your home either.turn off home buyers

Solution? Work with an experienced realtor who can compare your home to similar homes that have sold in the area, and help you determine an appropriate listing price. At Capital Residential we study home sales trends by South Shore community, so that we can give our clients the most current and comprehensive guidance when listing a home for sale. Rather than turn off home buyers, our agents do everything to position your home for a sale.

MESSY HOUSE. The easiest way to turn off home buyers is by listing a cluttered, dirty, sloppy home. Sellers should list a home that is in the best condition it can possibly be in. Your home should look its absolute best. A clean home with no clutter is essential. But more than that, home buyers are watching for fresh carpet, newer paint, and upgrades. Homes that aren’t “move-in” ready often turn off home buyers. Especially in an age of HGTV and home design shows, home buyers expect a tidy, organized, pleasing home. Home sellers will turn off home buyers without this preparation.

Solution? Don’t turn off home buyers with a messy house. Clean, repair, spruce up your home before listing. Work with an experienced agent that can help direct your work efforts. At Capital Residential we understand the expectations of home buyers, and work with clients to present a home that brings in home buyers and offers. We also have a great pool of resources such as cleaners, stagers, and contractors to put the finishing touches on your listing.

LINGERING SELLERS. Of course home sellers are interested in how home buyers react to their house, but to stick around for showings and open houses is one big way to turn off home buyers. It’s hard for home buyers to relax when you, the seller, is there. It can turn off home buyers when their first impression is to be guarded. You want potential home buyers to feel free to explore and consider the possibilities of living in the house, and it’s hard to do that when the current homeowner is standing by.

Solution? You won’t turn off home buyers if you’re not there. Out of sight, out of mind, is a good thing during an open house. Plan to be out of your home whenever a potential home buyer is coming for a tour. It can be an inconvenience, but it’s well worth it when it leads to an offer.

MISLEADING INFORMATION. As a home seller you absolutely want to accentuate the positives of your home, but it will turn off home buyers if you inflate the truth about your home. If you are willing to stretch the truth about some things, potential home buyers will wonder what else you’ve hidden. It will turn off home buyers and can damage you and your home’s reputation. Be honest about the home so that when interested home buyers come for a tour the home will live up to their expectations, and maybe lead to an offer.

Solution? Be straightforward about the home’s positives. If the seller is concerned that the home has little to attract buyers then consider ways to improve the home’s appeal. Touch up the paint, take care of minor repairs, bring in a professional home stager. At Capital Residential we work with our cients to accentuate the positives in a home. Don’t turn off home buyers with misleading information. Instead, work on making your home the best it can be.

NO PHOTOS. These days, many home buyers conduct their searches online for home listings. Not only does it turn off buyers, but it is a such a turn off home buyerslost opportunity, when a home seller does not add photos of their home to their listing. Square footage, bedrooms, bathrooms, and other details are helpful to home buyers, but nothing compares to a visual of the home for sale. Many home buyers will skim right over the listing when there are no photos, leaving the home seller with a reduced number of viable leads. No photos of your listing will also turn off home buyers because it is an indication that maybe the house isn’t attractive.

Solution? Take photos of your home before you list the house. It is part of making a good first impression, and it is equally important that the photos are done well. At Capital Residential we take professional-quality photos of each of the homes we list. We know how important photos are to attracting home buyers. Most of the time, photos are the first visual home buyers have a property, and they need to trigger enough interest for home buyers to take the next step and tour the house.

POOR UPGRADES. Nothing puts a smile on a home buyers face than an unexpected quality upgrade in a home, and nothing will turn off home buyers more quickly than a poorly-executed upgrade. Most of the time good intentions are there, but often home sellers will pick and choose what they upgrade and how much they invest in it, and this can turn off home buyers. Making some upgrades in the kitchen or bathroom without carrying over those upgrades, can draw attention to problem areas, and upgrades that are done on a budget can detract as well.

Solution? Before a home seller invests in an upgrade, take a closer look at how much value it adds to the house. At Capital Residential we provide clients with professional consultation regarding ways to increase a home’s value. Some upgrades make sense, others don’t, and all upgrades should be done with the goal of adding to the home seller’s bottomline while providing value to the home buyer.

turn off home buyersHow Working with a Real Estate Agent Can Avoid These Pitfalls

At Capital Residential our goal is to attract qualified buyers to home sellers. We are aware of what will turn off home buyers, and help our clients position themselves and their homes to sell at top dollar. If you are considering selling your home, please contact me, George Jamieson at Capital Residential in Norwell, MA. I can be reached by email at George@capitalresidential.com or call/text me at 617.877.4839.

Staging Your Home to Sell in the South Shore’s Spring Market

Appealing to Buyers: Staging Your Home to Sell Makes a Difference

Staging your home to sell is one of those things that sellers want to do before they list a house, but they don’t always get around to doing. And it’s also one of those things that can make a huge difference in the house selling process. Staging your home to sell is really about maximizing the positives in your home and appealing to the greatest number of home buyers.

Staging Your Home to Sell Quickly

The simple answer is yes. Staging your home to sell can reduce the time your house is on the market and increase your selling price. According to recent data compiled by Stagedhomes.com, 94% of homes staged by an Accredited Staging Professional sold in 29 days or less, compared to an average of 145 days for homes that were not staged. And homes staged by Accredited Staging Professionals stayed on the market 83% less time than a home that had not been staged.

Staging Your Home to Sell: Is it Worth it?

The study by Stagedhomes.com also revealed that staging your home to sell brings an average 3% minimum increase in final sales price compared to homes not staged. While buyers may be reluctant to spend money, staging your home to sell is often a wise investment. It costs several hundreds of dollars, upwards of a few thousand for a professional home stager, but this may be money well spent. Sellers with homes that sit on the market with little activity often have to drop the listing price of the home by thousands. The expense associated with staging your home to sell is often much less than dropping the listing price by thousands of dollars.

Simple Tips for Staging Your Home to Sell Like a Pro

Staging your home to sell is an art, and professional stagers are recommended for home sellers looking to reap the most reward from the staging process. However, there are simple tips that the professionals use for staging your home to sell:

  • Clean, declutter, remove. Clean the entire house, top to bottom, until every surface sparkles. Wash all fabrics: drapers, rugs, pillows, etc. Remove all personal items. Clear the shelves, counters, tables, dressers, bookcases and built-ins.
  • Start with a fresh canvas. Staging your home to sell is all about finishing touches. But it’s impossible to do this without a blank slate. Be sure that you are working with a minimum amount of furniture and accessories in the house.
  • Grouping. Home stagers often group items in bundles of 3 and 5. Odd numbers work well so if you are adding color to a mantle or side table remember to group items in 3 or 5. For example, a vase, a candy dish and a paper weight. This also works with groupings of framed artwork on walls.
  • Scenarios of comfort. Design kitchens, bathrooms, and master bedrooms to be clean, welcoming and relaxing retreats. Clear kitchen counters of everything. Add one colorful bowl of fruit, a healthy, green plant, or a set of new canisters for a fresh look on the counter. Place a small basket of clean, rolled washclothes, designer bathsoaps and lotion in the bathroom along with a small flowering plant. Make the master inviting with big, stylish pillows on the bed and spa-like finishing touches in the bathroom.
  • Dress up the outside. Along with trimming shrubs and keeping the lawn mowed, staging your home to sell requires some creativity outside. Add pots of plants along decks and steps. Clean and arrange deck furniture and set the outdoor table with a vase of fresh flowers and colorful plates and serving pieces.

Staging Your Home to Sell: Where to Start?

The first step is to work with an experienced real estate agent. At Capital Residential, we specialize in home selling and buying on the South Shore, and work with experienced staging professionals who will make your home attractive to the largest pool of qualified home buyers. Our agents work and live right in the community. We watch and study the trends, and understand what both buyers and sellers want in this market. Wondering how homes are selling on the South Shore? Sign up for our free market reports to receive the latest real estate numbers for Norwell, Hingham, Hanover, Marshfield, and other surrounding towns. If you’re thinking of selling your home, contact me, George Jamieson at Capital Residential in Norwell, MA. I can be reached by email at George@capitalresidential.com or call/text me at 617.877.4839.

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