Cody Rohland | Marshfield Real Estate, Cohasset Real Estate, Scituate Real Estate


There’s many different things that can make or break a home sale. When you’re selling your home, you want it to be as attractive as possible to buyers. Besides proper staging, there’s plenty of things that you can do to attract buyers and get the best price for your home. 


Don’t Let Gutters Hold You Back


Routine gutter maintenance can save you a lot of grief later. Just simply taking the time to clean your gutters can prevent a lot of damage to the foundation of your home. Water will be able to run off to surface of your home properly. 


The Roof Is A Problem Area


Roofs typically last anywhere between 20 and 25 years. If it’s approaching the end of its lifespan, or if it needs repairs, you’re wise as a seller to spend money on the roof. It will keep buyers interested, and you’ll be able to negotiate a better return on the sale of your home. You can even get a certification that the roof is in good shape to help you during the inspection phase. 


Buyers Want Modern Appliances


While replacing some appliances doesn’t seem like that big of a deal to homebuyers, having more modern appliances in your home helps buyers to see that you have done some updating. It won’t leave buyers wondering what else needs to be replaced in the home if the appliances are from the current decade.   


The Doors And Windows Are A Pathway To Selling


When potential buyers enter your home, expect them to open your doors and windows. Any windows that are stuck or doors that don’t work properly can be red flags to buyers who are looking for homes that have been well-kept. Replacing the windows in your home can bring you a return of between 50 and 80%. Complete replacement may not be necessary if the windows are still functioning as they should. 


Maintain HVAC Units For Happy Buyers


Typical well-cared for HVAC systems can last up to 25 years. One that is aging can be a problem area for some buyers. If you don’t want to lose a sale, an old heating and cooling system can be an issue for you as a seller. Keep in mind that this could also be a place for negotiations during the sale of the home.  


The Foundation Gives Buyers An Overall Picture Of The Home


Cracks in the walls or the foundation itself can be a sign of larger problems in the home. You should fix any cracks in the foundation or issues with the walls. Definitely have a plan in place in case buyers worry about any repairs that were made to the foundation, especially after the inspection. 


Harmful Substances


One of the big areas that can be a deal breaker in the sale of a home is the discovery of radon. This is a radioactive gas that is a proven carcinogenic. It’s found in rocks, salt, soil and water. This one thing can throw both buyers and sellers for a loop, so do your research in the selling process. 


Don’t Be Overzealous In Your Listing Price


One of the biggest reasons that you won’t find the right buyer for your home is the listing price. Without a good pricing strategy, your home could stay on the market for a long time. Be sure that you’re not listing a property above the market value so you’re not missing out on the right buyers.



21 Paddock Way, Marshfield, MA 02050

Marshfield Hills

Single-Family

$730,000
Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
You will not find a more well built house! A deep and solid foundation support this spacious 5 bedroom home. Wall to wall carpeting, hardwood and tile cover the floors. Brand new double ovens in the large eat-in kitchen. Huge master bedroom and giant walk-in closet has room for even the largest wardrobe. Enjoy the master bath Jacuzzi style/soaking tub, separate shower and double sinks. 4 additional generous bedrooms make room for everyone! Walkout basement with framed additional living areas (electric ready and plumbed for heat) could be a potential in-law or whatever your imagination can dream up. Beautiful mahogany deck with custom forged railings overlook the 100% usable backyard with shed that includes electric and water. Other features: alarm system, intercom, central vac, 200 amp electrical panel with auto switch, whole house generator, irrigation system, and potential for walk-up attic (framed for stairs). Quality construction in a beautiful exclusive neighborhood. A must see!
Open House
Sunday
September 24 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 21 Paddock Way, Marshfield, MA 02050    Get Directions

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76 Cedar St, Hanover, MA 02339

Single-Family

$629,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautiful 8 room colonial perfect for entertaining! Kitchen renovated in 2015 w/granite counters, large island, stainless/black appliances, and a beautiful Brazilian oak floor. 2005 addition added a huge family room w/gorgeous wood detailing, and gas Fireplace, as well as a huge second floor master suite with lots of closets and a lavish bathroom w/jetted tub and jetted shower. Entertain your guests in the formal dining room, and outside in the fully fenced yard w/pergola and rebuilt (2014) in-ground swimming pool. The walk-out basement has an extra family room and newly renovated bedroom with a new 1/2 bath. Excellent in-law potential! Additional features: Champion windows (2005), hot water heater (2015), boiler, full house water filter (2016), sprinkler system, and hot water baseboard heating (2005). Tons of parking, plus a detached 2 car garage with extra 3rd bay for storage/work w/a new roof (2014). Walk to schools, including Hanover's beautiful new state of the art High School.
Open House
Sunday
September 24 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 76 Cedar St, Hanover, MA 02339    Get Directions

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If you're an allergy sufferer, you probably have a love-hate relationship with carpeting. On one hand, you may love the way soft carpeting feels on your bare feet when you step out of bed first thing in the morning. On the other hand, you probably hate the allergy symptoms it triggers and the cleaning problems it creates.

There's no denying that wall-to-wall carpeting can be a nuisance to clean and maintain. Once you've spilled something on carpeting, it's often tough to get that stain out. For households with children, pets, or "spill-prone" adults, the problem of dealing with carpet stains is unrelenting!

Issues For House Sellers

The fact that many people have both a physical and mental aversion to carpeting is an important thing to keep in mind if you're considering putting your house on the market. Although it can be relatively simple and inexpensive for new homeowners to remove carpeting, some prospective buyers can't look past it. It can be a "deal breaker." When staging a house for sale, it might be worthwhile to remove old carpet or -- at the very least -- point out to prospects that there are hardwood floors or other desirable flooring material underneath the carpet. Loosening up a corner of the carpeting so that it can be easily pulled away to show the underlying flooring material can help deflect objections about the carpeting being there.

Partial Solutions For Dirty Carpets

Newer carpets that haven't been subjected to the wear and tear of daily use can temporarily look good and complement the décor of a room. However, it doesn't take long for carpet fibers to collect and harbor a host of undesirable household allergens -- ranging from dust mites and mold spores to pet dander and bacteria.

Regular vacuuming and steam-cleaning can help reduce the problem, but it's more of a "Band-Aid" approach than a long-term solution. If you don't have the right kind of vacuum cleaner, it could even make the problem worse. Unless your vacuum cleaner has a HEPA (high-efficiency particular air) filter, it may actually redistribute dust mite proteins back into the room, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Carpet manufacturers often recommend that carpets be professionally cleaned at least once a year, but the benefits of that can wear off quickly.

There are a variety of products on the market for cleaning carpet stains, but they sometimes tend to do too good of a job. Not only do they get rid of the stain, but they also can cause the color of your carpet to fade in the treated area! Some carpet spot cleaners also contain toxic chemicals, so you have to be careful when using them.

One way to slow down the problem of dirty carpets in your home is to ask family members and visitors to take their shoes off when entering the house. Although you probably are not going to get 100% compliance -- especially with kids -- it will be step in the right direction!



76 Cedar St, Hanover, MA 02339

Single-Family

$629,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautiful 8 room colonial perfect for entertaining! Kitchen renovated in 2015 w/granite counters, large island, stainless/black appliances, and a beautiful Brazilian oak floor. 2005 addition added a huge family room w/gorgeous wood detailing, and gas Fireplace, as well as a huge second floor master suite with lots of closets and a lavish bathroom w/jetted tub and jetted shower. Entertain your guests in the formal dining room, and outside in the fully fenced yard w/pergola and rebuilt (2014) in-ground swimming pool. The walk-out basement has an extra family room and newly renovated bedroom with a new 1/2 bath. Excellent in-law potential! Additional features: Champion windows (2005), hot water heater (2015), boiler, full house water filter (2016), sprinkler system, and hot water baseboard heating (2005). Tons of parking, plus a detached 2 car garage with extra 3rd bay for storage/work w/a new roof (2014). Walk to schools, including Hanover's beautiful new state of the art High School.
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