Cathy Lomasney - Specializing in the Real Estate Market in Billerica and Eastern Massachusetts


The number of showings a seller needs to host varies. In some instances, a buyer may submit an offer to purchase a house following an initial showing. Or, in other cases, a seller may host dozens of showings without receiving any offers to purchase his or her house.

Ultimately, there are lots of things that a seller can do to boost the likelihood that a home showing leads to an offer to purchase his or her residence, such as:

1. Perform Home Upgrades

A faulty light in your kitchen or chipped paint on your bathroom's wall may be problematic. But if you perform home upgrades, you can complete myriad house repairs. Perhaps most important, you can address various home problems before they otherwise slow down the house selling journey.

Oftentimes, it helps to take a room-by-room approach to identify home problems. If you make a list of house issues, you can address these problems over the course of several days or weeks. Then, when your house is ready, you can add it to the real estate market and host showings.

2. Clean Your House

A neat, tidy house is sure to make a great first impression on buyers. If you devote time and resources to clean each room in your house, you could make it easy for buyers to fall in love with your residence.

Of course, if you need help with home cleaning, you can always reach out to professionals for assistance. If you employ home cleaning professionals, you can upgrade your residence's appearance in no time at all.

3. Eliminate Clutter

Antiques, paintings and other decorations may help you transform a house into a home. However, you should remove these items before you host a house showing. Because if assorted personal belongings are scattered across your residence, it may be tough for buyers to envision what life could be like if they purchase your house.

If you have lots of personal belongings, you can rent a storage unit where you can keep these items safe until your residence sells. Or, if you have excess items, you can sell these items or give them to family members or friends.

Lastly, as you get set to list your residence, you may want to hire a real estate agent. This housing market professional will offer tips and recommendations to help you get your residence show-ready.

A real estate agent understands how to promote a residence to the right groups of buyers. He or she will schedule showings on your behalf and provide feedback after buyers view your residence. Plus, if a showing results in an offer to purchase your residence, a real estate agent can offer suggestions about whether to accept, reject or counter this proposal.

If you prepare for a home showing, you could accelerate the house selling journey. Thanks to the aforementioned tips, you can get ready for any showing, as well as make your home an attractive option to buyers.



15 Cleveland St, Malden, MA 02148

Single-Family

$475,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
The front porch & entry welcome you into this turn of the century gambrel w/ many updates: vinyl windows, solar panels, 200 amps electrical, ½ bath & more; while maintaining the charm of yesteryear. As you enter, visualize yourself relaxing in the large living room w/ hardwood flr or hosting a dinner party in the adjoining dining room. The 1st flr is complete with an E-I kitchen w/ C/T flr, gas stove, & tall cabinetry which leads to the mud room & ½ bath w/ wainscoting. As you ascend the hardwood stairs you will arrive on the 2nd flr which offers you 4 bedrooms; all with hardwood flrs, period molding, & updated windows along w/ a full bath. Exit into the level vinyl fenced yard w/ storage shed & raised patio envision yourself enjoying the summer gatherings & creating memories! Your new home is convenient to shopping, restaurants, public transportation, Route 1, the beach; approx 4 miles away, & the Bike Trail; which takes you from Everett to Lynn & in the future to the coast.
Open House
Saturday
June 22 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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15 Cleveland St, Malden, MA 02148

Single-Family

$475,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
The front porch & entry welcome you into this turn of the century gambrel w/ many updates: vinyl windows, solar panels, 200 amps electrical, ½ bath & more; while maintaining the charm of yesteryear. As you enter, visualize yourself relaxing in the large living room w/ hardwood flr or hosting a dinner party in the adjoining dining room. The 1st flr is complete with an E-I kitchen w/ C/T flr, gas stove, & tall cabinetry which leads to the mud room & ½ bath w/ wainscoting. As you ascend the hardwood stairs you will arrive on the 2nd flr which offers you 4 bedrooms; all with hardwood flrs, period molding, & updated windows along w/ a full bath. Exit into the level vinyl fenced yard w/ storage shed & raised patio envision yourself enjoying the summer gatherings & creating memories! Your new home is convenient to shopping, restaurants, public transportation, Route 1, the beach; approx 4 miles away, & the Bike Trail; which takes you from Everett to Lynn & in the future to the coast.
Open House
Saturday
June 22 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 15 Cleveland St, Malden, MA 02148    Get Directions

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15 Cleveland St, Malden, MA 02148

Single-Family

$475,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
The front porch & entry welcome you into this turn of the century gambrel w/ many updates: vinyl windows, solar panels, 200 amps electrical, ½ bath & more; while maintaining the charm of yesteryear. As you enter, visualize yourself relaxing in the large living room w/ hardwood flr or hosting a dinner party in the adjoining dining room. The 1st flr is complete with an E-I kitchen w/ C/T flr, gas stove, & tall cabinetry which leads to the mud room & ½ bath w/ wainscoting. As you ascend the hardwood stairs you will arrive on the 2nd flr which offers you 4 bedrooms; all with hardwood flrs, period molding, & updated windows along w/ a full bath. Exit into the level vinyl fenced yard w/ storage shed & raised patio envision yourself enjoying the summer gatherings & creating memories! Your new home is convenient to shopping, restaurants, public transportation, Route 1, the beach; approx 4 miles away, & the Bike Trail; which takes you from Everett to Lynn & in the future to the coast.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Whether you're planning on selling your home in the near future or just enhancing it now for your own enjoyment, your kitchen is a great place to focus some of your attention.

If your kitchen is dreary, disorganized, and grungy, then several aspects of your life could be negatively impacted.

One surefire way to start your day on a sour note is to be "greeted" first thing in the morning by stacks of unwashed dishes, dirty cookware, and spills! Sound familiar? It happens to everyone occasionally, but it becomes a major issue when it occurs on a regular basis. Messy kitchens can not only leave you feel frustrated and irritable, but they can be a contributing factor to family squabbles.

Here's a related scenario that's worth avoiding at almost all costs: Leaning your arm on a dirty counter and realizing you're now wearing last night's tomato sauce or Cabernet on your work clothes! We won't even go into that sinking feeling you get when an important document, research paper, or business report gets placed on a wet counter top!

There's no solution that works flawlessly every time, but establishing consistent habits, routines, and family responsibilities is a great starting point. While it may be a bit of hassle to keep reminding your kids to clean up after themselves and put their dirty dishes in the dishwasher, it's usually worth it when you know you're not going to have to wake up to a messy kitchen!

Other ways to ensure your kitchen is an inspiring place, rather than a depressing one, is to remove clutter from counter tops and tables, keep windows clean and unobstructed, and make sure artificial lighting is adequate in dining and food preparation areas. Replacing old, heavy window treatments and installing recessed lighting with dimmer switches can also enhance the look and feel of your kitchen.

Besides doing a partial or complete remodel of your kitchen -- which many homeowners need to do at least once -- there are a lot of small, more affordable touches that can make your kitchen a more inviting and enjoyable place to spend time. Colorful wall art, a bowl of fresh fruit, a flower arrangement, and the use of citrus-scented cleaners are a few simple touches that can set the stage for a cleaner, more cheerful living space.

Painting or re-staining kitchen cabinets may be more of a cumbersome job than you're willing to tackle, but it can dramatically freshen up the appearance of your kitchen. For some homeowners, cabinet refacing is an economical choice that is relatively simple and budget friendly.

Cleaning and organizing your pantry, kitchen cabinets, and refrigerator is also a good way to weed out expired grocery products and take inventory of what needs to be replaced. When ingredients and food supplies are easy to find, mealtime tends to be more relaxing and enjoyable for everyone.




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