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Posted by Sonia Rollins on 3/15/2020

A home showing enables a property buyer to get an up-close look at a residence. After a showing, a property buyer can determine whether a house matches his or her expectations. And if a property buyer likes a house, he or she may be ready to take the next step in the homebuying journey.

Ultimately, a showing is crucial for a property buyer. And if you fail to plan accordingly for a home showing, you risk missing out on the opportunity to identify your ideal residence. Lucky for you, we're here to help you get ready for a house showing and ensure you can use this opportunity to your advantage.

Let's take a look at three tips to help you prepare for a house showing.

1. Create a Checklist

You may have already learned about a home from a listing. However, there is only so much information available in a home listing. But if you craft a checklist prior to a house showing, you'll be better equipped than ever before to get the insights you need to determine if a home is right for you.

Include any questions you have about a home in your house showing checklist. Also, you may want to include areas of a home you want to review during a showing in your checklist.

2. Give Yourself Plenty of Time

There is no reason to rush through a home showing. Because if you fail to allocate the proper amount of time to conduct a showing, you may struggle to obtain the insights you need to make an informed decision about a house.

Clear your schedule for at least an hour before and after a showing Ė you'll be glad you did. This should give you sufficient time to arrive at a home and take an in-depth look at all areas of the property.

Of course, if you find that one home showing is insufficient, there is no need to stress. You can always schedule a follow-up showing to further review a residence.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent can teach you everything you need to know about buying a house. Plus, he or she can help you get the most out of any home showing, at any time.

Typically, a real estate agent will attend a house showing with you. He or she can provide home insights as you walk around a residence and respond to your property buying concerns or questions. In addition, a real estate agent is happy to provide homebuying recommendations and suggestions. And if you're ready to submit an offer to purchase a home following a showing, a real estate agent can help you do just that.

As you get set to attend a home showing, you should prepare as much as you can. Thanks to the aforementioned tips, you can get ready for a home showing and use this opportunity to decide whether a particular residence will be able to serve you well for years to come.




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Posted by Sonia Rollins on 3/8/2020

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Porch lighting is an essential part of a home's curb appeal. It offers much more than help navigating in the dark or a pretty accent for your front door. A brightly lit porch can enhance security and also save you money on your energy bill.

Where will you place it?

The location of your porch light helps you choose the right fixture. When updating an existing light, your choices may be limited if you donít want to relocate your electricity or create additional patching or painting tasks. If your project is bigger or you are starting from scratch, your options are unlimited. In addition to the traditional placement on either side of the door, porch lights can be hung from above or be installed on posts.

What is the style of your home?

The architecture of your home also dictates the kind of fixture you should choose. If your home does not have any defining characteristics, your style is all you need. Porchlights can be found in several styles and designs with modern, casual and traditional options widely available. Consider a traditional style for a colonial home or a rustic fixture for a log cabin.

What is the size of your entry door?

The size of your porch light should balance with the size of your door. For example, if you have a standard-size door of six-feet eight-inches, it is recommended that your porch light be between 5 and 9 inches wide. A porch light that is 10 to 12 inches wide will balance with an eight-foot door. Choose the same or similar widths when installing multiple fixtures.

What are the features?

Motion sensitive porch lights feature a built-in sensor that turns on the light when a person or pet moves into the range of the sensor. A daylight sensitive light has a timer that automatically turns on the lights at dusk. Most decorative porch lights feature built-in dusk to dawn photoelectric eyes, which means you won't need to think about turning on the porch light. 

If you want a bright porch light, check the wattage recommendations for the fixture youíre considering. Do not exceed the fixture's wattage as this could cause damage. Replace your incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs or outdoor-rated compact fluorescent bulbs.

Installing the right porch light can add charm to your home and significantly boost your curb appeal. If you need guidance or installation assistance, ask your realtor for recommended lighting professionals or contractors to help with your project.




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Posted by Sonia Rollins on 3/4/2020


78 Harding Rd, Lexington, MA 02420

Single-Family

$789,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Looking for a traditional cape with a contemporary feel? This well cared for home located at the end of a dead end street in a well established neighborhood is just that. Step inside to find ample spots to relax and entertain on the first floor with hardwood throughout. Envision the gatherings that can be done when you walk toward the back of the property to see your sun lit family room which is only a few steps down from the kitchen and dining areas boasting high ceilings, over sized windows, and access to your back patio, fenced in yard as well as a charming sitting area that abuts your detached one car garage. Need more space? The lower level of the home gives you one more spot to have a playroom or guest bedroom. Upstairs - 3 generous sized bedrooms with a contemporary master that is equally as sunny offering skylights and many windows. Deceiving from the outside, walk in to appreciate how much space & charm this home offers. Make your appointment today and judge for yourself.
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March 07 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Sonia Rollins on 3/4/2020


78 Harding Rd, Lexington, MA 02420

Single-Family

$789,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Looking for a traditional cape with a contemporary feel? This well cared for home located at the end of a dead end street in a well established neighborhood is just that. Step inside to find ample spots to relax and entertain on the first floor with hardwood throughout. Envision the gatherings that can be done when you walk toward the back of the property to see your sun lit family room which is only a few steps down from the kitchen and dining areas boasting high ceilings, over sized windows, and access to your back patio, fenced in yard as well as a charming sitting area that abuts your detached one car garage. Need more space? The lower level of the home gives you one more spot to have a playroom or guest bedroom. Upstairs - 3 generous sized bedrooms with a contemporary master that is equally as sunny offering skylights and many windows. Deceiving from the outside, walk in to appreciate how much space & charm this home offers. Make your appointment today and judge for yourself.
Open House
Saturday
March 07 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 78 Harding Rd, Lexington, MA 02420    Get Directions

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Posted by Sonia Rollins on 3/2/2020


78 Harding Rd, Lexington, MA 02420

Single-Family

$789,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Looking for a traditional cape with a contemporary feel? This well cared for home located at the end of a dead end street in a well established neighborhood is just that. Step inside to find ample spots to relax and entertain on the first floor with hardwood throughout. Envision the gatherings that can be done when you walk toward the back of the property to see your sun lit family room which is only a few steps down from the kitchen and dining areas boasting high ceilings, over sized windows, and access to your back patio, fenced in yard as well as a charming sitting area that abuts your detached one car garage. Need more space? The lower level of the home gives you one more spot to have a playroom or guest bedroom. Upstairs - 3 generous sized bedrooms with a contemporary master that is equally as sunny offering skylights and many windows. Deceiving from the outside, walk in to appreciate how much space & charm this home offers. Make your appointment today and judge for yourself.
Open House
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