Margus Deery | North Andover Real Estate, Andover Real Estate, Haverhill Real Estate


Looking to sell a house for the first time? Ultimately, your home's curb appeal may dictate how quickly you can proceed along the home selling journey.

Typically, a house with an awe-inspiring exterior will make a great first impression on homebuyers. This means homebuyers may become more likely to pay attention to this home over others and submit an offer that matches or exceeds a home seller's expectations.

On the other hand, a home that has a messy, uncut front lawn, cracked and chipped exterior paint and other exterior problems is unlikely to generate substantial interest from the right groups of homebuyers. As such, this home may remain on the housing market for an extended period of time.

Lucky for you, we're here to help you upgrade your house's curb appeal before you add your residence to the real estate market.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you bolster your home's curb appeal and increase your chances of a fast, profitable home sale.

1. Take an Objective Look at Your Home's Exterior

For first-time home sellers, it is important to do everything possible to guarantee that a residence stands out from the competition. And with a few simple home exterior improvements, a home seller can improve a house's curb appeal quickly.

Home exterior maintenance like mowing the front lawn, clearing debris from walkways and trimming the hedges can make a world of difference in the eyes of homebuyers.

Also, if you want extra help with home exterior tasks, don't hesitate to reach out to landscaping companies or other home exterior maintenance professionals. These home exterior experts should have no trouble helping you transform an ordinary home exterior into a dazzling one.

2. Conduct a Home Appraisal

A home appraisal offers a wonderful opportunity for a first-time home seller to identify potential home exterior issues and address such problems without delay.

During a home appraisal, a property inspector will assess a house both inside and out. He or she likely will spend several hours analyzing a house's strengths and weaknesses. Then, when the property inspector's evaluation is complete, he or she will provide a report that details the assessment findings.

A first-time home seller should analyze a home appraisal report closely. By doing so, this home seller can find out what it takes to upgrade a house's exterior and map out assorted home improvements accordingly.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

If a first-time home seller is unsure about how to improve a house's curb appeal, consulting with a real estate agent is ideal. This housing market professional can offer honest, unbiased home exterior improvement recommendations to help a home seller bolster a house's curb appeal.

Furthermore, a real estate agent is happy to respond to a home seller's concerns and questions throughout the home selling process. He or she will serve as a home selling guide and do everything possible to help a home seller achieve the optimal results.

Take the guesswork out of boosting a home's curb appeal – first-time home sellers can use the aforementioned tips to enhance a house's curb appeal in no time at all.



61 Country Club Circle, North Andover, MA 01845

Single-Family

$2,350,000
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to this european Gascony-style French country manor. Stucco exterior with copper cupola and finials, wrought iron curved staircase, reclaimed wood beams with limestone floors presents the casual elegance of Provence yet offers today's luxurious amenities. Sited on an exquisite 2 acre level lot at the center of the cul-de-sac abutting the North Andover Country Club. Kitchen boasts a large center island with top of the line appliances, walk-in pantry with great flow for cooking and entertaining. Butlers pantry joins the kitchen and DR with 10' ceilings and ceiling to floor windows. LR has an imported limestone mantle with wood burning FP. Adjacent FR encompasses the kitchen area with gas FP and open floorplan. First floor master bedroom wing with custom trayed ceiling, individual closets and master bath retreat. Generous sized bedrooms, all en-suite. Sunlit gallery with triple french doors leads to the private stone patio and manicured yard with european gardens. Breathtaking!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses




Many house hunters are so focused on finding the ideal house, yard, and neighborhood, that they sometimes sacrifice one of their main objectives: a short commute to work.

At first, a long drive to the office may seem like a small price to pay for finding your ideal house, but your outlook might change when the tedium of commuter gridlock becomes a daily burden.

Fortunately, there are ways to ease the stress of being stuck in rush-hour traffic twice a day.

Car pooling: By sharing driving responsibilities with one or two other people, you can reduce the overall stress of your trip to the office. You can also save money on gas, highway tolls, and parking fees. Assuming you find carpooling companions whose company you enjoy, time will pass a lot faster. Then, of course, there's the advantage of less wear and tear on your car. Although carpooling may not be as idyllic as living 15 or 20 minutes from work, it can be an effective way to ease the burden of back-and-forth driving.

Telecommuting: As technology advances and more and more people are adapting to it, the option of working from home is becoming increasingly popular. When you consider the many options there are for document sharing and communicating remotely, you may have a strong case for proposing a work-from-home arrangement with your employer. Even though it may be necessary to meet face-to-face with coworkers, colleagues, and clients a few days a week, the ability to split your work time between home and office can save you time, money, and aggravation. As long as you can maintain your productivity working from home, it may turn out to be a life-changing arrangement! Granted, it doesn't work for everyone, but it may be well worth looking into -- at least on a part-time basis.

Public Transportation: If you happen to live close to a train station, then public transportation might be the perfect solution to an otherwise long, tedious drive into the city. Instead of concentrating on road signs and traffic conditions, you can read a book, listen to your favorite music, or prepare for a meeting or presentation. You can also check your email, get a head start on your work day, or even sneak in a few minutes of sleep or meditation.

While the best option for many people is to buy a home that's within 30 minutes of their job or business, that may be difficult to accomplish for couples working in different locations. Long commutes can infringe on important aspects of your life, though, including family time, relaxation time, and being able to get things done around the house. Not having enough time to "recharge your battery," every day, can eventually take its toll on your health, your relationships, and your outlook on life. If finding a house close to work is not panning out, then alternatives like telecommuting, carpooling, and public transportation may be, at least, a partial solution.



200 Blue Ridge Rd, North Andover, MA 01845

Single-Family

$849,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautiful 4 bedroom colonial on a spectacular level lot in desirable Newcastle Estates! Nestled on a slight knoll provides loads of sunlight and great privacy yet right in the heart of this active neighborhood. Original owners built this custom home and had their pick of the lots! Chefs kitchen has new stainless appliances including an "All Fridge", separate freezers, ice drawer, 5 burner gas cooktop, double ovens, microwave, dishwasher and large center island perfect for entertaining a crowd. Both FR and Great Room flank either side of the kitchen providing the perfect flow for an active family. Four season sunroom looks out on the private yard with a large deck and fenced vegetable garden. Formal LR and DR and grand foyer offer more space to enjoy the holidays or to find quiet space. Generous bedrooms and a luxurious Master suite with gas FP and lush bath. Pristine hardwood floors throughout. Walk out LL has a finished room and framed for further expansion. 3 car garage too!
Open House
Sunday
May 20 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Showings start at Open House.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 200 Blue Ridge Rd, North Andover, MA 01845    Get Directions

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200 Blue Ridge Rd, North Andover, MA 01845

Single-Family

$849,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautiful 4 bedroom colonial on a spectacular level lot in desirable Newcastle Estates! Nestled on a slight knoll provides loads of sunlight and great privacy yet right in the heart of this active neighborhood. Original owners built this custom home and had their pick of the lots! Chefs kitchen has new stainless appliances including an "All Fridge", separate freezers, ice drawer, 5 burner gas cooktop, double ovens, microwave, dishwasher and large center island perfect for entertaining a crowd. Both FR and Great Room flank either side of the kitchen providing the perfect flow for an active family. Four season sunroom looks out on the private yard with a large deck and fenced vegetable garden. Formal LR and DR and grand foyer offer more space to enjoy the holidays or to find quiet space. Generous bedrooms and a luxurious Master suite with gas FP and lush bath. Pristine hardwood floors throughout. Walk out LL has a finished room and framed for further expansion. 3 car garage too!
Open House
Sunday
May 20 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Showings start at Open House.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 200 Blue Ridge Rd, North Andover, MA 01845    Get Directions

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