Douglas Schmidt - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West



Posted by Douglas Schmidt on 11/10/2017


18 Hidden Brick Rd, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Single-Family

$689,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Major Price Reduction!! House warriors wanted! Great opportunity for someone who's not afraid of upgrading the cosmetics of a house. Make it your own! Huge Colonial w/high ceilings in sought after Ravenwood neighborhood! Hardwoods throughout 1st & 2nd flrs! Formal DiningRm. LivingRm w/crown molding & French Doors opens to Foyer & FamilyRm. Fireplace. Family Rm w/cathedral ceiling & 2 skylights. Office w/half bath, separate laundry & closet. Master Bedroom w/ tray ceiling, ceiling fan, walk-in closets & Master Bathrm w/ double sink vanity, shower stall, Jacuzzi & tile floor. Good size secondary bedrooms. Hall Bath w/ tub/shower & tile flr. Finished lower level PlayRm, ExerciseRm. Tons of storage. Cedar closet. Expansive backyard play area that is 1.4 acres. Central AC. Storage shed on deck for convenience. Sprinkler & Alarm Systems. Quiet, wonderful neighborhood. Centrally located near downtowns of Hopkinton and Holliston, highways and commuter rail.
Open House
Sunday
November 12 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 18 Hidden Brick Rd, Hopkinton, MA 01748    Get Directions

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Posted by Douglas Schmidt on 11/10/2017


18 Hidden Brick Rd, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Single-Family

$689,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Major Price Reduction!! House warriors wanted! Great opportunity for someone who's not afraid of upgrading the cosmetics of a house. Make it your own! Huge Colonial w/high ceilings in sought after Ravenwood neighborhood! Hardwoods throughout 1st & 2nd flrs! Formal DiningRm. LivingRm w/crown molding & French Doors opens to Foyer & FamilyRm. Fireplace. Family Rm w/cathedral ceiling & 2 skylights. Office w/half bath, separate laundry & closet. Master Bedroom w/ tray ceiling, ceiling fan, walk-in closets & Master Bathrm w/ double sink vanity, shower stall, Jacuzzi & tile floor. Good size secondary bedrooms. Hall Bath w/ tub/shower & tile flr. Finished lower level PlayRm, ExerciseRm. Tons of storage. Cedar closet. Expansive backyard play area that is 1.4 acres. Central AC. Storage shed on deck for convenience. Sprinkler & Alarm Systems. Quiet, wonderful neighborhood. Centrally located near downtowns of Hopkinton and Holliston, highways and commuter rail.
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Posted by Douglas Schmidt on 11/6/2017

Getting your home ready to sell entails quite a lot. Staging, taking photos, stocking the toiletries, and--in the case of an open house--entertaining guests. You want the visitors to your home to feel welcome and like they could live there someday.

To achieve this it takes planning and an eye for what really ďworksĒ in your home. To do this youíll have to let go of everything youíve made your home into and turn it into a blank slate where others can imagine it fitting their personal taste.

In this article, weíre going to give you some tips on preparing your home for an open house or showing to leave the best possible impression on your visitors.

Remove yourself from the picture

It might be sad to take down your family photos and personal effects, but imagine yourself in a visitorís shoes. When you enter a home youíre thinking of buying, you donít want to be distracted by what the previous family did with the home. Rather, you want to look forward and imagine your own family making a life there.

Declutter

Even the most minimalistic of homeowners tend to accumulate a lot of stuff over the years. However, walking into a home filled with items is distracting from the features of the home. You want to draw peopleís eyes toward the best characteristics of your home--whether thatís spaciousness or architectural features.

We suggest packing your belongings by room and renting out a storage facility while you wait to move into your new place.

Stage appropriately

Working with someone to stage your home is a guaranteed way to make sure your house looks welcoming for your guests and photos. However, if you plan on doing the staging yourself take a look at some similarly styled homes online to find out what looks good in their photos. When we furnish our homes, we do it based on our personal taste, comfort, and utility. Staged homes are about aesthetics and atmosphere.

Once youíve finished staging, itís time to clean up after yourself. Wipe down surfaces, polish wood, and clean the windows.

Donít neglect the exterior

The outside of your home is as important as the inside. It will be visitorís first impression when they arrive at your driveway. To prepare, make sure your siding and windows are clear of dirt, the lawn mowed, the gutters cleaned, and the doors freshly painted, if necessary. Sweep the driveway and remove any yard tools from sight.

Welcoming guests

Your real estate agent knows how to run an effective open house. However, here are a few key things to remember on the day your guests will arrive.

First, light a candle and use air fresheners where necessary. A neutral smell is the best option, but an air freshener is better than a bad one if there are parts of your home that are prone to bad smells.

Next, make sure the bathrooms are stocked with toilet paper, tissues, and clean towels. If yours are getting old, it could be a good time to replace hand towels altogether.

Finally, welcome your guests with a new welcome mat at the front door to make a great first impression.





Posted by Douglas Schmidt on 11/2/2017

This Single-Family in Northborough, MA recently sold for $433,000. This Split Entry style home was sold by Douglas Schmidt - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West.


334 South St, Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$424,900
Price
$433,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
If outdoor recreation is important to you, this is the house you've been waiting for! Directly across from Ellsworth McAfee Park, this pristine home is a moment away from a paved walking/biking track, skate park, playground, volleyball & basketball courts, pavilion, soccer fields & summer concerts. After your workout, enjoy a dip in your beautiful inground pool w/ a new liner. 1/2 acre lot is completely fenced-in around back for ultimate privacy. Recent top to bottom renovation includes removal of wall for open concept living, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, sparkling hardwood floors, 2 full baths, lower level Family Room, Office & Teen Suite w/ built-in vanity & shelving. The list of improvements goes on and on...recent replacement windows & blown-in insulation too!! Don't let the age of the house scare you...THIS ONE SHOWS LIKE NEW! Wired for security system. 16x16 shed.

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Posted by Douglas Schmidt on 11/1/2017


523 Central St, Holliston, MA 01746

Single-Family

$399,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Super Cute! Fabulous Pottery Barn Style 3 bedroom ranch w/ HUGE BACKYARD that features a LOVELY PATIO. Beautiful HARDWOOD FLOORS throughout the main level. If you live in New England having a FIREPLACE rocks and this house has one! Wonderfully updated and convenient MUDROOM rises up to greet you as you enter. WONDERFUL KITCHEN has been redone with GORGEOUS GRANITE counter tops and UPDATED APPLIANCES... but wait... there's more! This sweet home has a spacious lower level with BONUS SPACE for you to enjoy. You get an office, man cave, craft room, exercise room or another bedroom. There' also lots of OPEN SPACE for the kids or a great place to watch the games. You'll be delighted to find PLENTY OF ADDITIONAL STORAGE in an unfinished area. BRAND NEW half bath has just been added. You'll have even less to worry about with the BRAND NEW GAS HOT WATER TANK that was just installed, ROOF DONE in 2006, WINDOWS REPLACED in 2010, SEPTIC SYSTEM UPDATED. Stop stressing out! Come home already!
Open House
Sunday
November 05 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
First Open House!!
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Location: 523 Central St, Holliston, MA 01746    Get Directions

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