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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 11/8/2018

If you want to enjoy a fast, seamless and profitable home selling experience, it helps to be flexible. That way, you won't feel pressure to accept the first homebuying proposal that comes your way. Instead, you can listen to various homebuying offers, consider their pros and cons and choose one that matches or exceeds your expectations.

Unfortunately, the stress associated with selling a house can escalate quickly. And if a home seller is not careful, he or she risks making rash decisions that may lead to subpar results.

When it comes to selling a house, it generally is a good idea to be flexible. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help sellers maintain their flexibility throughout the home selling cycle.

1. Evaluate the Housing Market

The current housing market may favor buyers or sellers. If you want to maximize the profits from your home sale and maintain your flexibility throughout the home selling journey you should examine the real estate sector closely.

Assess the prices of available houses in your city or town that are similar to your own. This will allow you to see how your residence stacks up against the competition and price it appropriately.

Furthermore, evaluate the prices of recently sold houses in your area. With this housing market data, you can determine whether you're preparing to enter a buyer's or seller's market and plan accordingly.

2. Don't Hesitate to Counter a Buyer's Offer

After you list your house, it may be only a matter of time before you receive an offer on your house. However, just because you receive an offer on your house does not mean that you have to accept this proposal.

Remember, your duty as a home seller is to accept the ideal homebuying proposal based on your home selling goals. If an offer fails to meet your expectations, you should not hesitate to counter or reject this proposal.

In most instances, it helps to counter a buyer's proposal. If you submit a counter-offer that matches a buyer's needs, both you and a buyer can move forward with a transaction. Or, in the worst-case scenario, a buyer will reject the counter-offer, and you can move forward with your attempt to sell your house.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

If you're unsure about how to stay flexible throughout the home selling journey, you can always hire a real estate agent. In fact, with a real estate agent at your side, you can get the insights that you need to succeed in any housing market, at any time.

A real estate agent will learn about your home selling goals and help you map out a successful home selling journey. Plus, he or she will list your residence, promote it to the right groups of potential buyers and ensure you can make an informed decision about whether to accept, reject or counter a buyer's proposal.

Want to sell your house? Consider the aforementioned tips, and you can operate as a flexible home seller.




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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 11/6/2018


19 Hilltop Drive , Barnstable, MA 02648

Marstons Mills

Single-Family

$415,000
Price

5
Total Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Looking for something custom crafted and built to last? Situated in the heart of the village center of Marstons Mills, this 2007 open floor plan Cape was built for the original owner with attention to detail and extra features not found in any similar house. Attention car collectors or auto enthusiast/hobbyists. With a potential for a 4 car garage under and wired for workshop OR 2 car PLUS basement-all with 12'ceilings, this is truly special. It has open kitchen/dining with front to back LR on first floor with access to an expansive 50' deck along south side (rear) of house. 2 ensuite BR on second floor complete the interior. Perched on high lot, with engineered retaining walls to maximize use of this lot. Walk to village shops and restaurants and Cash Market (store), the MM library.
Open House
Saturday
November 10 at 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Come see this amazing house-all wood/tile floors, incredible garae for car collectors, workshop, studio. Perched overlooking Marstons Mills village and steps to everything!
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Location: 19 Hilltop Drive , Barnstable, MA 02648    Get Directions

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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 11/5/2018


436 Santuit-newtown Road , Barnstable, MA 02648

Marstons Mills

Single-Family

$299,900
Price

8
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
What are you waiting for? This 3 BR ranch sits on over an acre of wooded level land and sits well off the street--directly across the street from the Long Pond Town conservation land, with open meadow and wooded walking trails to Long Pond (Marstons Mills). Cathedral ceiling Family room/dining area off kitchen filled with sun, LR and 2 BR and bath complete first floor. BR 3 on lower level walkout with full bath and Game room/family room space. Additional unfinished space for storage or workshop. 1 year old high efficiency Gas HW heating & separate hot water tank for maximum efficiency. Wood floors on main level and carpet on finished lower level walkout. Appliances included in 'as is' condition. title V 2012. Pass report in hand. Roof from about 2005. Buyers verify details before purchase
Open House
Saturday
November 10 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
A wise buy! sweet 3 BR 2 bath ranch with finished walkout lower level on acre + lot. Across from conservation too!
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Location: 436 Santuit-newtown Road , Barnstable, MA 02648    Get Directions

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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 11/5/2018


32 Quiet Way , Barnstable, MA 02632

Centerville

Single-Family

$375,000
Price

7
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Charming ranch style bungalow on a .94 acre level lot in heart of Centerville village. 3 Br, 2 Bath with a most beautiful,tranquil park like setting at end of its short street. Options exist here for substantial rehab/rebuild or to use as it as is for your Cape Cod escape. Walk to village amenities, bike to beach and shopping. Spaces for expansive gardens, swimming pool or simply adding on to the existing house make this a property to invest in for now and the future. Houses on this street generally are larger or newer, making this a wonderful opportunity. Large trees dot the lawn/yard area making for ample sunny or shady spaces.Kitchen range is propane. Taxes may vary with occupancy. Fireplace chimney needs work to restore use..Buyers to verify all measurements and information.
Open House
Saturday
November 10 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Looking for a sweet home in heart of village on a most private lot? This fits the bill-come by and see it and appreciate its unique and parklike quiet setting on a dead end street with more expensive homes. Opportunity here!
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Location: 32 Quiet Way , Barnstable, MA 02632    Get Directions

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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 11/2/2018


436 Santuit-newtown Road , Barnstable, MA 02648

Marstons Mills

Single-Family

$299,900
Price

8
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
What are you waiting for? This 3 BR ranch sits on over an acre of wooded level land and sits well off the street--directly across the street from the Long Pond Town conservation land, with open meadow and wooded walking trails to Long Pond (Marstons Mills). Cathedral ceiling Family room/dining area off kitchen filled with sun, LR and 2 BR and bath complete first floor. BR 3 on lower level walkout with full bath and Game room/family room space. Additional unfinished space for storage or workshop. 1 year old high efficiency Gas HW heating & separate hot water tank for maximum efficiency. Wood floors on main level and carpet on finished lower level walkout. Appliances included in 'as is' condition. title V 2012. Pass report in hand. Roof from about 2005. Buyers verify details before purchase
Open House
Saturday
November 03 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 436 Santuit-newtown Road , Barnstable, MA 02648    Get Directions

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