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New on the Market: Hot Finds in Brookline

Much like the weather, the housing market is heating up, and Brookline is hotter than ever! These beautiful properties won’t last long, so if you’re in the market for a new home be sure to contact us for more information before it’s too late. As always, you can stay up-to-date on all our listings and open houses by following us on Facebook and Instagram! Irene Kerzner Phone: 617-731-4644 x347 Email: ikerzner@HammondRE.com   111 Bonad Road, South Brookline/Chestnut Hill $995,000 This striking contemporary-style residence with three bedrooms has a wonderful open floor plan suitable for casual living as well as entertaining. The spacious dining area opens to a large deck and a beautifully landscaped yard with a 2016 retaining wall — perfect for al fresco dining. The main level also features a kitchen with a breakfast bar, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances; a gracious living room with a large fireplace; a 2014 half bathroom; and direct entry into the two-car garage. The second level is comprised of a delightful master bedroom with a walk-in closet and a 2011 bathroom plus two other generously-sized bedrooms and a bathroom. Further enhancing this property are a finished lower level with a full bathroom, steam […]
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New on the Market: Brookline Beauties

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Spring has sprung, which means that it’s the perfect time for home buying. Have you always dreamed of living in Brookline? Now is your chance! This picturesque Massachusetts town got its name from the many brooks that make up the town’s borders and is known for its beautiful parks, fantastic schools and being the birthplace of President John F. Kennedy. With such close proximity to Boston, it is the ideal town for commuter families. These beautiful brand-new Brookline listings from Concierge Home Sales won’t last long. If you’re interested in learning more, be sure to contact Irene Kerzner at 617-413-3598 or ikerzner@HammondRE.com.   125 Bonad Road, Brookline $799,000 This beautiful 3-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom home in the South Brookline/Chestnut Hill area has three floors of beautifully detailed interiors complete with crown molding, stained glass, and hardwood floors. The main level features a large living room with a fireplace, a dining room, a study/den, and a 2014 kitchen with maple cabinetry and granite countertops. French doors accessed through the mudroom open to a large deck and pretty backyard perfect for outdoor entertaining. A finished lower level, with additional storage and a one car garage, complete this special property. Minutes to Baker School, Allandale […]
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Join Us this Fall for Straight Talk: The In’s and Out’s of Selling Your Home

We’re excited to announce that Concierge Home Sales is embarking on a three-part speaker series, hosted by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Natick this Fall. The series entitled, Straight Talk: The In’s and Out’s of Selling Your Home, will focus on the different aspects of preparing you home for the market. Irene, Heidi, plus one special guest panelist will share their secrets on how to make the process as painless as possible, while getting the best result. From preparing your home for the market, to dealing with the psychology of a move, Concierge Home Sales will share how they navigate and oversee the entire process, whether it’s construction, paint, furniture placement or curb appeal. We hope that you’ll be able to join CHS for one or all three of these informative panels. Who knows, this just might be the discussion you need to help you take the step to sell your home!   Wednesday, September 26th at 6:30pm Time to Sell – How to Prepare your home for the market  To RSVP click HERE   Wednesday, October 24th at 6:30pm Sustainable Landscaping – Investing now for continued curb appeal To RSVP click HERE   Wednesday, November 14th at 6:30pm The Psychology […]
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Straight Talk: Is That Design Trend You Love Worth It?

Design trends can make or break a property. A style that could all the rage now, might not have a great return on investment when it comes time to sell your home a few years down the road. So, today we discuss what trends will give you the most bang for your buck, and which ones should you steer clear of.   1.       Accent Wallpaper – The trend of bold and printed accent wallpaper walls is something that has caught on fast. Typically, you can find this trend in a smaller space, like the bathroom, but it’s not uncommon to also see it in a bedroom or living room. While you might love the tropical pattern you chose, if you plan to sell, the accent wall might not be the best idea. Our Vote: STAY AWAY   2.       The Grey and White Trend – This trend has been going on for a while now and can most often be seen in the kitchen. The minimalist design is increasingly popular, and is great when transitioning your home to sell. White is associated with being clean and bright, while grey can be very calming. Our Vote: HOORAY   3.        Intricate tile – […]
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Straight Talk

Selling your home is no easy task and often some important details can be overlooked. So, we’re going to give it to you straight…if you think it’s time to put your home on the market, here are some pointers that will help with the process: Don’t Neglect Necessary Repairs: We’ve mentioned in previous blog posts and can’t emphasis enough the importance of doing the necessary home repairs before selling your home. Not only will it increase the asking price of your home, but it will save you money in the long run. Don’t Sell an Empty Home: Staging is EVERYTHING! Empty spaces take the charm out of a home and cause buyers to have a harder time connecting with the property. Take Good Photos: Having clear, high resolution, and if possible, professional shots of your home is always a great idea. In the age of the internet, most people start their home buying search online, and if you have bad photos, chances are buyers will skip right over your property. Don’t put the Stress on Yourself: The assumption that you’re the best person to sell your home is one that seems better than it is. Hire someone that knows what […]
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The Clutter Isn’t Cute

We’ve talked about the importance of curb appeal — that you only have “one chance to make a first impression” with the exterior of your home. Well, the same can be said for the interior. And one of the first things buyers will notice in your home is clutter. Clutter can be unappealing to some and can also give potential buyers the impression that your house has inadequate storage. Now is the time to start chipping away at those organization projects you’ve been putting off. Here are some tips to help you get started: Visualize what you want the room to look like — Having a goal for a space will make you feel motivated to tackle those unsightly messes. Start with the most unorganized room in the house — If you can get through that room, you can get through anything! Take it one step at a time — Remember it’s not a sprint. Take it slow, take your time, and do it right. Even if it’s only 10-15 minutes a day. Every minute counts. So if you’re planning to sell your home, take some time to get organized and give the right impression, it makes a HUGE difference.
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Color is Personal

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We all have our likes and dislikes. Those preferences carry over into our home, making our spaces a reflection of our personality and personal style. Color is personal. When preparing your home for the market, you should be aware of certain factors that could be a turn off to potential buyers. The yellow walls in your living room may bring you happiness every day, but someone looking at you home may not see it the same way, making a judgment about your home before seeing all its potential. It’s amazing how many times we have seen color specific things scare potential buyers away. This is something to consider when choosing paint colors, wallpapers, cabinets, carpets or tiles for your home. Consider choosing more neutral colors for the big areas. Colors like ivory, tan or grey have more mass appeal. Then, use your furniture, area rugs, artwork and décor as an opportunity to bring out the colors that reflect your personal style and preferences. Painting your home can be an expensive investment. Although you want to choose a color you love, it is important to consider the long-term effect and where you see yourself living five or ten years. Maybe, you […]
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You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression

We can always count on the New England weather to throw us for a loop. The combination of blizzards, bomb cyclones, and freezing rain this April has not only delayed spring but also shortened what is typically the busy season for the real estate industry. Now that we’re FINALLY starting to see some peeks of sun, it’s the perfect time to assess your home and edit, edit, edit. Exteriors took a real beating this winter. Painting, landscaping & yard work, gutter repairs, driveway improvements, front porch sprucing, and fence replacements are the most common damage that affects homeowners during the winter, and if you are trying to sell your home, it is crucial to make these projects a priority. The phrase, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” couldn’t be truer when putting your home on the market. So, think carefully about that first impression. It starts the moment someone steps out of their car — take a look at your home through the eyes of the buyer and ask yourself, “is this home well cared for?” “is it in good condition?”. That perception often starts on the outside even before a buyer has stepped through […]
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