Carol-Ann Palmieri & Al Mussi's Blog
18 Connecticut Ave, Blackstone, MA 01504
If you intend to buy or sell a house, it frequently pays to hire a real estate agent, and for good reason.
A real estate agent can offer expert insights into the housing market. Plus, he or she can respond to any concerns or questions that you may have as you proceed along the homebuying or home selling journey.
When it comes to hiring a real estate agent, however, it is important to note that no two real estate agents are exactly alike. In fact, there are several factors that differentiate an ordinary real estate agent from an outstanding one, and these include:
1. Industry Experience
Regardless of whether you plan to buy or sell a house, you should definitely spend some time evaluating a real estate agent's industry experience. That way, you can find out how long a real estate agent has been working in the industry and choose one who knows how to overcome potential homebuying and home selling hurdles.
Ideally, you should employ a real estate agent who possesses many years of industry experience. This housing market professional likely understands the ins and outs of buying and selling houses and can help you get the best possible results.
2. Communication Skills
The right real estate agent will be a great communicator. As such, this housing market professional will be able to keep you informed at each stage of the homebuying or home selling process.
To learn about a real estate agent's communication skills, it often is a great idea to meet with a real estate agent and interview this individual. During a face-to-face interview, you can get a better idea about what a real estate agent is all about and ensure you feel comfortable working with him or her.
In addition, a real estate agent should have no trouble communicating with you in good times and bad. He or she will be prepared to provide honest, unbiased feedback, and by doing so, help you make your homebuying or home selling dreams come true.
3. Client Feedback
Reach out to a real estate agent's past clients before you hire this housing market professional. With client feedback at your disposal, you can learn what it's like to work with a real estate agent.
A real estate agent usually will be happy to provide you with client referrals. Then, you can contact an agent's past clients and learn about their homebuying or home selling experiences.
Lastly, if you're uncertain about whether a real estate agent is right for you, it sometimes is valuable to find out how this housing market professional will approach the homebuying or home selling process. Explaining your goals and learning how a real estate agent will help you accomplish these aspirations can make it easy for you to find the right agent, at the right time, every time.
Start your search for a real estate agent today, and you can move one step closer to buying or selling a home.
4 Richard Road, Medway, MA 02053
60 Main St, Blackstone, MA 01504
A move can be very exhausting and having to unpack after a move is an experience most dread. Unpacking has to be done regardless of how long it takes, to avoid the disarray that comes with having boxes around and living out of boxes. These simple tips will help make unpacking a less strenuous activity;
1. Set a target date This step is advisable to prevent procrastination and also to ensure that the unpacking gets done.
2. Create a checklist of essentials needed This step should consist of things required from time to time throughout unpacking to prevent constant rummaging through boxes, which in the long run causes stress and frustration.
3. Allocate Allocate each room for their desired function early enough.
4. Prioritize Unpack from the most important to the least important. The least essential items such as clothes not needed for the season could that could wait for later.
5. Clean out Clean every part of the new place before unpacking so that you know the conditions of the home and to assess and fix previously unknown issues.
6. Move the large pieces first Move large pieces of furniture to their desired locations first, to allow room for moving, arranging, and rearranging the smaller pieces of furniture.
7. Move boxes into their designated rooms It's best to move all the boxes into their assigned rooms so that all the boxes with varying items do not form a clutter. Use a color-coded organizing system so that boxes are placed in rooms by color codes making it easier to know what is what, and where.
8. Prepare for the kids If there are young children, their rooms should be set up first to create a space that will give the children a sense of comfort.
1. Unpack perishables It is wise to unpack perishables first, and necessary kitchen appliances so food can be available whenever needed regardless of the clusters.
2. Unpack bedding Since large pieces of furniture such as bed frames, and mattresses have been put in place, unpack bedding to ensure comfort when there's the need to rest after a long day's work.
3. Unpack the bathroom items Hang shower curtains, arrange toiletries- bathing soaps, shampoos, toothbrushes, and others. This step will create ease of cleaning up after a long day of unpacking. Before any of this, don’t forget to ensure that the plumbing is satisfactory.
4. Unpacking necessities After a more specific unpacking can be done like setting up the kitchen in the desired manner, filling up the pantry, arranging the cupboards and placing occasionally used kitchen appliances where they ought to be. Towels and other linens not in use can be rewashed to remove the stale smell that comes with being stored for a while.
5. Prioritize some more Unpack boxes in other rooms according to their levels of importance; living room, dining room, guest rooms, supplemental storage (basement, garages).
It is important to note that unpacking takes time and patience, but bring organized makes unpacking easier, faster and not as dreadful as it could be.