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Posted by Cindy Gleichauf on 11/11/2018

Moving to a new home can definitely be labor intensive, but there are plenty of ways to make it easier and less stressful. Creating a priority list of things to do before the moving truck arrives can help ensure that you won't forget important details.

If you've chosen a service-oriented moving company, they should provide you with information -- possibly even a checklist -- on how to efficiently work with them and prepare.

Having the movers do the actual packing for you is often an option, but not everyone feels comfortable turning over that task to people they don't know. If you decide that it's worth it to pay the extra fee, you can always prepack and take with you any personal, fragile, or valuable items you don't want to entrust to others.

Moving companies are in a competitive business and are usually willing to negotiate the price of their services. By getting cost estimates from three different movers, you can often save hundreds of dollars and choose the company that provides the best value and customer service. Reading online reviews, checking Better Business Bureau ratings, asking a lot of questions, and taking notes are a few of the methods you can use to make an informed decision. Once you've done your research and picked a reputable moving company to transport your belongings, you've cleared one of the biggest hurdles. Packing, of course, can also be a rather immense part of the process. Here are a few tips to help make it a bit easier.

Downsizing helps: Depending on your age, the size of your family, and how long you've lived in your current home, you may want to "lighten your load" as much as possible! Transporting things you no longer use or need can make moving more tiring, complicated, and expensive. Taking the time to have a garage sale, contact the Salvation Army for a truck pickup, or even find a cost-effective junk removal service to haul away your unwanted stuff can simplify your moving experience.

Boxes and packing materials: Although there's a good possibility of being able to negotiate some wardrobe boxes and other supplies into your service contract, more boxes, heavy-duty tape, and packing material will be needed! Inquiring at your local supermarket about any surplus boxes is one way to save money on supplies. However, if the boxes they give you are flimsy or damaged, the monetary savings may not be worth the hassle of having them split open in transit. Overpacking boxes with heavy objects can also result in that same problem -- not to mention the probability of muscle strains and back injuries! Clearly labeling boxes and avoiding using nondescript categories, such as "miscellaneous," is yet another way to reduce the potential stress and frustration of moving all your belongings to a new home.





Posted by Cindy Gleichauf on 11/4/2018

An open house may be considered a success if it leads to an offer to purchase or a home sale. For a seller to achieve the best-possible results from an open house, it is important for this individual to plan ahead. That way, a seller can ensure that his or her residence makes a great impression on buyers.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get your residence ready for an open house.

1. Clean Your House

A dirty, dusty house is unlikely to do you any favors. Fortunately, if you clean your residence from top to bottom, you could make it easy for buyers to see your house's full potential.

Sweep the floors, wipe down countertops and perform other home cleaning tasks. Taking a room-by-room approach to house cleaning also may be beneficial, as this will allow you to ensure that each room is neat and tidy.

2. Remove Clutter

For those who want to show off the full size of a residence, removing clutter is a must. Because if your home is messy and cluttered, buyers may be turned off by your residence as soon as they walk through the front door.

If you want to cut down on clutter, there are lots of options at your disposal. Oftentimes, it helps to host a yard sale or sell excess items online. You may want to consider donating any excess items to a local charity or giving them to family members or friends, too.

3. Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal

Your home only gets one chance to make a positive first impression on buyers. If you boost your house's curb appeal, you can make the most of this opportunity.

To improve your home's curb appeal, mow the lawn, trim the hedges and perform other lawn care tasks. Furthermore, if there is any cracked or damaged home siding, fix it as soon as possible.

Preparing for an open house may seem stressful, particularly for sellers who want to achieve the optimal results. But if you consult with a real estate agent, you can receive expert guidance in the weeks and days leading up to an open house.

A real estate agent is unafraid to be honest, and he or she will offer unbiased recommendations and suggestions so you can quickly improve your residence. In addition, a real estate agent can respond to any of your open house concerns and questions. He or she will even share buyers' feedback after an open house to help you find ways to speed up the home selling journey.

If you allocate time and resources to prep for an open house, you can improve your chances of enjoying a seamless house selling experience. Thanks to the aforementioned tips, you can get ready for any open house, at any time. And as a result, you can use an open house to stir up interest in your residence.





Posted by Cindy Gleichauf on 10/28/2018

If thereís one room in the house most people long to be high end, itís the bathroom. A room of relaxation and rest. The one place everyone can find time to themselves within, even if itís two minutes. The bathroom is our sanctuary. And you donít need to break the bank to create a luxe environment. 

Frame a flat bathroom mirror with molding for a classic and one-of-a-kind look. Detailed millwork is synonymous with an upscale home because more time and effort has been put into the fine details. Pick a style of molding that matches your unique preferences and a wood stain or paint color to match the rest of your decor.

A new shower head isnít immediately visible so itís not a style upgrade. However, itís an upscale lifestyle upgrade to be certain. A rain shower head provides a steady, even flow of water while covering more surface space.

Update the light fixture(s) in your bathroom to change the aesthetics and light quality. There are many sleek, minimalist vanity light fixtures on the market if you are looking to keep up with trends. For a dramatic change look for sconce shapes that differ from those already installed. If you have bell-shaped sconces look for a square or rectangular option. If you have bulbs try ovaluar or sleek coned shape sconce.

Install matching metal finishings from the faucet to drawer pulls. Sometimes as we update our homes feature by feature mismatched hardware happens. Take the opportunity to create a cohesive harmony throughout the room by matching knobs, faucets and light fixture finishes. Knobs being the most budget friendly and easiest to swap, try to match these to your existing hardware and not the other way around.

A new coat of paint can make the world of difference in any room. Bathrooms seem to seldom get the same playful attention to color as other rooms do. And a color from years past can dramatically date a room despite more classic pieces within it. Donít be afraid to make a bold statement with a pop of color. Or cover up tired blue walls with a neutral shade for a high-end look.

Invest in a towel warmer for a luxe after-bathing experience. With many styles to choose from youíll be sure to find one in a style that fits your current decor without a problem. Towel warmers come as drawers or as a rack. Racks either install on the wall or come as a stand-alone piece. All three options can utilize an outlet without having to be installed as a part of your electrical work like a light fixture would.

One surprising way to upgrade your bathroom is with plants. Look for varieties that thrive off of humidity to create a lush, paradise. Plants have a soothing effect and will have your bathroom feeling like a true oasis. If you donít have a natural green thumb consult an expert at your local gardening center to find those that will do best in the lighting and air conditions of your bathroom.




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Posted by Cindy Gleichauf on 10/23/2018


599 Washington St, Walpole, MA 02032

East Walpole

Single-Family

$649,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Tired of cookie cutter colonials? This renovated 4 BR 3 ½ bath gem has a fabulous flowing floor plan! Approximately 2/3 of this home is completely brand new from the foundation up. Set on a level ½ acre+ lot w/endless possibilities for gardening & recreation, no detail has been spared to create the ultimate practical & beautiful home. Open concept center isle granite/stainless kitchen w/glass tile backsplash. Gracious covered front porch & spacious foyer w/loads of closet space. Master w/2 walk-in closets. 1st flr bedroom w/full bath boasts master, guest room or in-law potential & also makes the perfect office or playroom. Separate mudroom entrance w/walk-in closet. 2C garage w/pull-down storage above & extra half bay for workshop area. Rich, warm hardwood floors on 1st floor, staircases and upper hall. Luxurious tile work & stone counters in baths. Town water & sewer, natural gas & central air. This is the one you have been waiting for!
Open House
Saturday
October 27 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Cindy Gleichauf on 10/23/2018


599 Washington St, Walpole, MA 02032

East Walpole

Single-Family

$649,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Tired of cookie cutter colonials? This renovated 4 BR 3 ½ bath gem has a fabulous flowing floor plan! Approximately 2/3 of this home is completely brand new from the foundation up. Set on a level ½ acre+ lot w/endless possibilities for gardening & recreation, no detail has been spared to create the ultimate practical & beautiful home. Open concept center isle granite/stainless kitchen w/glass tile backsplash. Gracious covered front porch & spacious foyer w/loads of closet space. Master w/2 walk-in closets. 1st flr bedroom w/full bath boasts master, guest room or in-law potential & also makes the perfect office or playroom. Separate mudroom entrance w/walk-in closet. 2C garage w/pull-down storage above & extra half bay for workshop area. Rich, warm hardwood floors on 1st floor, staircases and upper hall. Luxurious tile work & stone counters in baths. Town water & sewer, natural gas & central air. This is the one you have been waiting for!
Open House
Saturday
October 27 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 599 Washington St, Walpole, MA 02032    Get Directions

Similar Properties





Categories: Open House  




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