Should You Still Buy or Sell
It’s no secret that the current housing market is more complicated than ever. Numbers alone do not tell the whole picture. We are still experiencing low inventory, and properties are selling – days on the market have not shifted significantly, but it’s important to price smartly. Buyers want to buy but are more risk-averse and less willing to reach past their comfort zone. The good news for buyers and sellers is we are in a market area that has traditionally been resilient. Although the 4th quarter may not see a price increase, we at CHS believe we will hold steady. Buying a home is not a short-term investment – even though this is a cautious market, we will have sellers who want to sell and buyers who need to buy. Things to keep in mind: Over the last year and a half we haven’t seen an increase in market price like this. In some areas the market is up almost 35%. So, as a seller it’s important to remember the value of your home today is already greater than it would have been at this time last year. As sellers voice concerns about missing the market window, we would say […]
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5 Ways to Stay Busy While at Home
Your home is the place where you should feel the most safe and comfortable. So, while we’re all doing our part to stay home, we’ve compiled a list of things you can do to keep yourself and your family busy. 1. Clean out your junk drawer It’s the place you throw all the things that don’t have a home, but when was the last time you actually cleared out your junk drawer? Who knows, you may even find something you thought you had misplaced! Click HERE for a step-by-step how to. 2. Rearrange your furniture Now is the perfect time to switch things up! You never know what will work best until you try it. Here is a great article from Elle Décor that provides furniture arranging tricks to make your home feel bigger. 3. Hang pictures and art How many times have you thought about finally getting around to printing, framing and hanging those family pictures? There are plenty of ways to arrange and hang pictures and artwork as outlined in this Arch Digest article. 4. Learn a new home improvement skill There are plenty of small fixes around the house that you can do yourself. Keep your home […]
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Introducing Wendy Matthews
At CHS, we are committed to providing a hands-on, full-service approach to your real estate needs. To provide our clients with the best possible results, we are always on the lookout for exceptional industry professionals to collaborate with or join our team. CHS Founder Irene Kerzner is very excited to announce that Wendy Matthews is the newest addition to the Concierge Home Sales team. Wendy knows the Greater Boston area like the back of her hand. She’s lived here for over three decades and worked in real estate since 1981. She specializes in servicing corporate relocation clients, empty nesters, growing families, and first-time buyers and comes with a stellar reputation for her purpose-driven approach that has resulted in many repeat clients and referrals. In addition to a successful career, Wendy has taught in the Boston Public Schools’ Early Childhood Program and has served as a Mayoral appointee on one of Newton’s Historic District Commissions for several years. We look forward to having Wendy as a valued member of our team, allowing us to provide top-notch services to even more clients — Welcome, Wendy!
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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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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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