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Housing Market Snapshot

by Team Lynch Real Estate Consultants

Home Buyers are actively looking for homes NOW! If you've considered SELLING your Metrowest Home this year, give us a call!

Metrowest MA Energy Saving Tips for the Winter Weather Season

by Team Lynch Real Estate Consultants


For many of us in Wellesley, Natick, Needham & Weston the winter season brings visions of the holidays, winter sports and nights sitting around the fireplace wrapped up in a comforter sipping on our favorite hot drinks. For others it causes headaches and sleepless nights of cold or worries over a soaring energy bill.

Instead of worrying, there are things that can be done to limit the damage to our wallet, and still keep you and your family safe and comfortable during the winter months.  Here are some “easy to do” energy saving tips to try:

  • GET A HOME ENERGY AUDIT-most companies will do this for free.
  • REPLACE BROKEN WINDOWS & DOORS                                           
  • SEAL ALL LEAKS IN YOUR HOME- including where cables & pipes come into the home and around sump pump.
  • WEATHERSTRIP- Windows & Doors                                                                    
  • ADD ADDITIONAL INSULATION to attic, basement, exterior walls.

A few other things to do ……:

  • Unplug all unused appliances,  and electrical components
  • Use Energy Star Products
  • Install Programmable Thermostats
  • Always turn off lights in rooms not being used
  • Turn down thermostat at night time
  • Make sure curtains are open during daytime (Sunshine) hours
  • Clear all Heating Vents of furniture or blocks of any kind

Keep in mind that if you are planning on selling your home, buyers are very conscience of energy costs associated with a home. Buyers will always ask for the prior heating and cooling records for that home. Anything you can do to make your home more energy efficient will not only help you, but will also help you sell your home at a later time. Buyers at this time are not just looking for the home to be the “beautiful home” on the outside….they need it to be the “energy efficient” home on the inside for them to grab it when it goes on the market.  

If you are a Metrowest homeowner and find yourself in need of assistance this home heating season, follow this link for more information:  MASS ASSIST

If you're interested in more tips or information on becoming a homeowner in the Metrowest MA area give us a call, stop in our office or check out our website at                                                      


Preparing your Natick MA Home for the Market

by Team Lynch Real Estate Consultants


It takes work to prepare your home for success on the market......but putting in that work will yield greater rewards in the end!  These tips will be your guide to help you get the best return on your investment, your home.

 Get an Inspection

Although your property may look up to par, it is beneficial to be aware of any potential problem that could come up later in the process. Every time a buyer walks through the door, they will be looking for the slightest reason to lower the price. The best way to eliminate this issue is to get an inspection on the front end.  Home inspections usually range from $300 - $700,  but will save you thousands in the end.


Repair What You Can.                                                                                                         

After receiving your home inspection, it is time to tackle each problem one step at a time. Whether you revive your garden, replace an appliance or repair a broken screen... every improvement counts.  A new line of caulk in the shower and a fresh coat of grout on the tiles can make your bathroom look brand new. If you are ready to take on your next project, head over to your local hardware store for a great selection of tools, paint, grout and just about anything else you may need. Just remember, the old 3:1 want to make sure that for every dollar you spend, you are getting at least a return of three dollars back in your pocket.


Get Estimates on What You Can’t Fix.

While making repairs to your Natick home, keep in mind that the money spent on small projects will give you a positive return. However, there may be a few issues that stretch outside your budget, or the return on your investment may not be worth the dollars spent. In this case it is better to negotiate with your potential buyer than to lay out the larger sums of money at this time.

Clean......and then clean again!

Imaging getting ready for a first date, trying on different outfits, and spending hours in front of the mirror. This is the same way you need to treat your home. Your potential buyer needs to fall in love at first site. It doesn't cost you any additional money, just your time...and it will pay off big. Your home needs a DEEP clean in every corner, nook and cranny.  Appliances, counters, bathroom sink, tub, toilet, closets...everything!  A home in pristine condition will ALWAYS garner a higher selling price point than one that is not. If you would rather call in a service to help you do a deep, thorough clean, check out the preferred link here.


Get Rid of the Clutter.

It may be hard to clean the house with a pile of boxes, toys, your collections, etc  taking up all the great space. In order to maximize your properties potential, you need to show off the beautiful square footage in every room. It starts with getting rid of the clutter, unused furniture and stacking up your moving boxes in the proper areas;  including the garage, basement or even a storage unit. Check out a list of our Recommended Moving and Storage Companies.


Give your home a fresh look by changing the color scheme or redesigning altogether.  You won’t believe how far a can of paint can really go until you see it for yourself. Give every room a new facial by tearing down that old school wallpaper and rolling on a shiny new color. When a buyer sees the fresh look and modern colors, it is sure to leave a positive impact, mainly in the form of an offer and in dollars.  If you need some help with an interior design make over, we have some of the best designers at our fingertips!  Click on this link for their contact information.


Aside from checking every nook and cranny inside the home, a smart seller would spend a day working on the outside as well.  When a buyer pulls into the drive, the first thing they notice is the welcoming look of the front of the home.  Taking extra time to mow the lawn, trim the greenery, laying fresh mulch or planting colorful flowers appropriate for the season are cheap and easy ways to make your house stand out and greet your potential buyers with a warm and friendly welcome.  Being from Natick you can head on over to Windy-Lo Nursery and pick up anything you may need!

Bottom line...Don't leave money on the table.  A little preparation goes a long way. Do the little things that will pay back in a big the form of an offer that you will find most acceptable.

For more Home Selling Tips check out our website or give us a call!  We'll be happy to come to you and go through your home with you to make sure that every room is absolutely "SHOW TIME" ready, to bring you the best offer and timeliest sale available today.

Wellesley MA Sellers: These 10 Home Improvements Will Bring In More Buyers

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Natick MA Home Selling Tips For A Quicker Sale

by Team Lynch Real Estate Consultants

Making the choice to put your Natick MA or Metrowest Boston MA home on the market means you've decided it's time to sell your home.  Sounds simple and accurate, right? Then it is important to do everything possible to achieve the goal of selling your home....and that sometimes means doing things that we may not think are necessary.  What do we mean by that?  Applying some tried and true tasks like these:

Here are some cheap and easy ways to get your home ready to put on the market that will help it to show better....resulting in fewer days on the market, higher bids and an earlier sale.  Sound good?  

1. You need to pack away most of your personal items you have laying around your home.  Why?  Because your potential buyer needs to be able to view the home as "their possible home", not yours.  So grab some moving boxes, bubble wrap and packing tape and get to work.

2. GET RID OF THE CLUTTER!! We know you've heard it before, but we can't say it enough. You have to get rid of all the clutter in your home, in every room, basement and garage included.  Even if it means you rent a storage space while your house is up for sale, do whatever it takes to get it out of your home.  We'd recommend going through all your items and having a yard sale to get rid of the things you truly do not need.

3. Freshen Up!  One of the least expensive, high impact things you can do is paint a room!  It will give it a whole new vibe and a freshness that it needs for your buyers to be drawn into the home.  Remember to use a neutral palette so that your potential buyers can put their own decorating panache into the home.

4. THE WHITE GLOVE TEST! This should go without saying...but too often still needs to be said...THE HOUSE NEEDS TO BE SPOTLESS! That means down on your hands and knees to scrub the floors, corners, and baseboards.  The walls and ceilings wiped down, closets, drawers, windows...everything!  in the kitchen, your stove, refrigerator and all appliances need to be cleaned out and sparkling.  If you choose not to do this, you will see the negative results in the amount of money bid.

5. Have a Professional Stager come through your home and set up each room to highlight it's best assets.  The stager takes lighting, flow, color and more into their recommendations and will set your room/home up accordingly.  Even you will be surprised at how your home will look when they are done.

Like we said, these are simple things, but they make a world of difference to the "buyers" who will be coming through your door.  So make the most of each and every showing, so that you can sell your home in the shortest amount of time....for the most amount of money!

What Do Natick MA Home Buyers Love...that Sellers Aren't Listing?

by Team Lynch Real Estate Consultants

We all know that if your home is in a prestigious neighborhood or has acres of land, that that is what will be your "lead in" for your Home Ad.  But what if you have a great, normal home in Natick? How are you going to set yourself apart from all the other great normal homes in Natick?  That answer is easier than you may think, and that is why you need Team Lynch to sell your Natick home!

Sometimes, in looking for that GREAT aspect of our home to be the focus of our advertising we overlook the basics of what makes our home truly great.  Even though you may have outgrown your home and are starting to see it's flaws...the goal of marketing is to highlight your home to shine in the eyes of your potential buyers.   So start looking at the basics of your Natick home:

1. Storage:  This is something almost every buyer wants and needs. Since many First Time Home Buyers have struggled with not having adequate storage in their apartment'll want to take pictures and highlight all the storage options in your home.

2. Organizational Options:  Hand in hand with storage is organization.  If you have made the investment in built-in or custom closet or kitchen organizer systems, desks, bookshelves, garage systems, etc....You'll want to highlight this in your homes listing along with great photos of each.

3. Location: To you the location of your home to area restaurants, shopping and activities may seem obvious so you don't feel the need to spell it out in the ad.  That would be a mistake because not everyone is familiar with the area and will know to search within that area for your home.  People relocating to the area will not have ANY of this information and NEED to have it- it could be the difference between seeing your home or not, or your proximity to a college, employer etc could put you at the top of the list simply because you took the time to list location details.
4. Energy:  Even buyers who don't identify themselves as "Green Buyers" will still be looking at the energy efficient features of the home.  You'll want to list the windows, doors, and appliances.  Your home may not be completely off the grid, but every little bit helps...and saves market it.
5. Senior Friendly Features:  Many families are now moving aging family members in with them.  This has made the search for homes with in-law suites or senior family features like: single story layouts, level-in entrance (no stairs) and low maintenance landscaping. Even extra bedrooms with a bath need to be marketed as such.  This is a new direction in the way that Americans are living so it makes a great lead in for marketing.
6. Mini-Green Features:  There are plenty of buyers out there that are attracted to ANY green features.  So don't underestimate your little organic backyard garden, a small compost bin and recycling machines.  All these deserve a small amount of marketing in your ad's because they WILL appeal to a group of individual buyers.
7. Natural, Chemical-Free Home Maintenance:  To continue on from above, have you installed a hypoallergenic HVAC system?  Do you use chemical free cleaning supplies?  These are all fantastic things for you, your home and any potential buyer....and another area you NEED to market. Think of families with children, knowing a home is taken care of in this way gives them peace of mind for their little ones health.
Bottom line, just because you have a wonderful, NORMAL NATICK HOME, doesn't mean you don't have anything special to offer your buyers.  It means you just need to look at the basics of your home and have a strong Real Estate team working with you. At  Team Lynch we do this and so much more. We will find everything that sets your home apart from the others.  Our personalized marketing plans and strategies, along with our unique team approach is what will sell your home in the shortest period of time for the MOST AMOUNT OF MONEY.  Give us a call today.

Wellesley & Metrowest Boston Home Selling Tips

by Team Lynch Real Estate Consultants

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