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Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 11/5/2019

The media, especially TV shows, have made renovating a home seem simple. A quick cleaning, splash some paint around and put a flatpack kitchen and you are done. However there is much more to renovating than you can learn by watching an hour-long show in your living room.So, how do you renovate to successfully sell your home for some cold hard cash? Here are some useful tips you can use to maximize your home sale price. 

Do not spend more than the worth of the house.

The last thing you would do is to spend too much money on renovations only to find your home stays longer than necessary on the market because it is overpriced, or worse, the final sale value does not allow you recoup the cost of the repairs.

Your aim should be to look for improvements that add value. That means cosmetic improvements like re-polishing the floorboards and even a splash of fresh paint inside and out. You look for the opportunities to spruce up and replace old cabinetry handles, etc.

This cost-effective touch-up can make your home look polished and new without you having to spend too much on renovation.

Home buyers have their own preferences and personalities.

While taking your time and resources to improve on your property, you need to leave space for the buyers’ personal touches.

However, if your house is really rundown, it could be a smart decision to leave it as is and attract bargain hunters who would want to renovate to their tastes. Alternatively, if your home is almost there, concentrate on the areas that are most likely to catch the buyers’ attention. For instance, a skillfully designed bathroom is always a strong selling point, while incomplete landscaping may not contribute to your bottom line.

Do not compromise quality.

Buyers appreciate the quality and skill involved in building the original home. They are also better informed than even the seller and are likely to shell out for a pre-purchase building inspection. So, prepare to spend more and call in the professionals to give your home a special touch.

A color expert knows precisely what you want in paint shades. So, the best approach for quality upgrades is to invite a licensed professional and do away with those do-it-yourself ways that do not yield reliable positive results. Looking at fittings and fixtures, go for the best quality you can afford, even if it means centralizing replacements in one particular area.

Final Thought

Being choosy about how you renovate your property will give you the more significant sale price you are looking for. Just concentrate your mind on marketable and attractive details buyers can see. This will ensure you recoup more than what you have spent on your renovation efforts. Still have questions about the best renovations for your property? Talk to your real estate agent about what matters to buyers in your area.





Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 10/31/2019

This Single-Family in Lynn, MA recently sold for $417,500. This Ranch style home was sold by Lynn D'Avolio - J. Barrett & Company .


8 Cedardale Road, Lynn, MA 01904

Single-Family

$410,000
Price
$417,500
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Beautiful two-bedroom, two-bath residence located on a dead-end street overlooking a lovely pond. Features include granite countertops, hardwood floors throughout and a fireplace. Oversized back yard -large enough to put in an in-ground pool. Do not miss out on seeing this fabulous home. Very convenient to Route 1 and lots of shopping. Near parks and lots of nearby trails for hiking and biking. Make your appointment today!

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Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 10/24/2019

This Single-Family in Saugus, MA recently sold for $450,000. This Cape style home was sold by Lynn D'Avolio - J. Barrett & Company .


7 Ernest Avenue, Saugus, MA 01906

Single-Family

$439,900
Price
$450,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Amazing home! Absolutely move-in ready, this home was totally done over from the studs out. Prettily sited on a large lot, this gem offers 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath and gorgeous hardwood floors throughout plus a large finished basement and walk out to the back yard. Stainless steel appliances are highlights in the spacious kitchen fully open to the dining area that flows into a light-filled living room. On a dead-end street, close to everything with easy access to area highways—especially nice if you work in Boston. At this price it is hard to find such a beautiful turnkey home. Come see how cute this home is and then enjoy the privacy it has to offer!

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Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 10/23/2019

This Single-Family in Wilmington, MA recently sold for $635,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Lynn D'Avolio - J. Barrett & Company .


5 LAITE ROAD, Wilmington, MA 01887

Single-Family

$640,000
Price
$635,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
This Home is an Entertainer's Dream! Welcome your Guests as they enter the Quaint Foyer with French Doors. Prepare Delicious Meals in the Showroom Quality Kitchen with an Abundance of Gorgeous Cabinets, a Coffee Bar and Stainless Steel Appliances. Tucked to the side is a Pantry Closet and 3/4 Bath offering a Gorgeous Tile Steam Shower. Enjoy Great Conversation around a 15' Granite Island, Bring the Party through the sliders out onto the back deck or bring your meal to the Formal Dining Room which offers a wood burning fireplace and plenty of room for a Large Dining Room Table. Head over to the Family Room Addition which boasts Unique Wide Pine Floors, a Floor to Ceiling Stone Gas Fireplace, a Stunning 15' Wet Bar, and Cathedral Ceiling which Opens to the Versatile Loft. The Second Floor offers a Great Master Bedroom with TWO closets, a ceiling fan and access to an Updated Bathroom, as well as 2 more good size bedrooms. The Exterior is just as Beautiful as the inside! Don't Miss Out!

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Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 9/11/2019


8 Cedardale Road, Lynn, MA 01904

Single-Family

$410,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Beautiful two-bedroom, two-bath residence located on a dead-end street overlooking a lovely pond. Features include granite countertops, hardwood floors throughout and a fireplace. Oversized back yard -large enough to put in an in-ground pool. Do not miss out on seeing this fabulous home. Very convenient to Route 1 and lots of shopping. Near parks and lots of nearby trails for hiking and biking. Make your appointment today!
Open House
Saturday
September 14 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Beautiful home on over looking a pond 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Very nice dead end street! Come and see for yourself what this home has to offer!
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Location: 8 Cedardale Road, Lynn, MA 01904    Get Directions

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