Lynn D'Avolio
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Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 3/29/2016

Beautiful Custom Kitchen Interior in a New House.An Open House can be an integral part of selling a home. Not every home is a candidate for an Open House due to factors like market conditions, location or condition. If you are planning an Open House there are some helpful hints to ensure you have the most successful Open House on the block. Here are some tips on how to have the perfect Open House:

  • In most communities, Sunday afternoon is typical and expected.
  • Two hours is also typical.
  • Avoid conflicts with holidays, community celebrations or special events such as the Super Bowl.
  • If possible try to be aware of the weather forecast, although this may be difficult to do.
There are some things you can do prior to your Open House to help it succeed. At least one week prior to your first Open House:
  • Host a brokers only Open House. Agents and brokers will preview your home and identify possible buyers they have for your home.
  • Make your home look as large as possible by moving large pieces of furniture into storage.
  • Remove items not included in the sale. Remove the chandelier you got for a wedding present and the bookcase that fits so perfectly it looks built-in. If buyers don't see it, they won't want it.
  • Take Fido with you. Make arrangements for your pets to leave the house when it is being shown.
  • Two to Three Days Before Your First Open House Clean the house top to bottom. Get in every nook and cranny, wipe down the walls, windowsills, vacuum the corners and baseboards and yes wash those windows.
    • Clean and buff your appliances, that includes the stove inside and out.
    • Launder all the bedding, towels, rugs and other fabrics in your home.
    • Touch up spots on the walls.
    • Sweep and clean out the garage.
    • Mow the lawn, sweep the sidewalks, and clean up the bushes and flowers.
    24 Hours Before Your First Open House
  • Air out the house by opening the windows.
  • Make your home smell delicious by baking bread or apple pie.
  • Go through each room one by one and try to look for last minute fixes.
  • Add an arrangement of flowers.




  • Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 11/5/2014


    Date: 11/08/2014 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
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    LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! THIS AMAZING HOME HAS LOTS TO OFFER! MAKE THIS YOUR HOME IN WINTHROP BY THE SEA THAT YOU CALL YOUR HOME! GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, HARD WOOD FLOORING THROUGH OUT, WASHER, DRYER AND REFRIGERATOR ARE INCLUDED WITH THE SALE. OPEN FLOOR PLAN, RECESSED LIGHTING, HIGH SPEED INTERNET. ALL NEW WINDOWS ON THE FIRST FLOOR. THE OTHER WINDOWS WERE REPLACED 10 YEARS AGO BY MASS DOT. BASEMENT IS PARTIALLY FINISHED WITH A WALK OUT DOOR THAT IS NEW. 4 SEASONS FRONT PORCH. 1 CAR GARAGE AND 3 PARKING SPACES IN DRIVEWAY. BLUEBERRY BUSHES IN BACK YARD AND GARDEN AREA. CLOSE TO LOTS OF RESTRAURANTS, PARKS, GOLF COURSE, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, MARINA, AND LOTS OF TRIALS. IF YOU WORK IN BOSTON AND WANT SOMETHING MORE AFFORDABLE, THIS WOULD BE THE PLACE TO BE. CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT TODAY!




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    Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 10/28/2014


    Date: 11/01/2014 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
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    LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! THIS AMAZING HOME HAS LOTS TO OFFER! MAKE THIS YOUR HOME IN WINTHROP BY THE SEA THAT YOU CALL YOUR HOME! GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, HARD WOOD FLOORING THROUGH OUT, WASHER, DRYER AND REFRIGERATOR ARE INCLUDED WITH THE SALE. OPEN FLOOR PLAN, RECESSED LIGHTING, HIGH SPEED INTERNET. ALL NEW WINDOWS ON THE FIRST FLOOR. THE OTHER WINDOWS WERE REPLACED 10 YEARS AGO BY MASS DOT. BASEMENT IS PARTIALLY FINISHED WITH A WALK OUT DOOR THAT IS NEW. 4 SEASONS FRONT PORCH. 1 CAR GARAGE AND 3 PARKING SPACES IN DRIVEWAY. BLUE BERRY BUSHES IN BACK YARD AND GARDEN AREA. CLOSE TO LOTS OF RESTRAURANTS, PARKS, GOLF COURSE, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, MARINA, AND LOTS OF TRIALS. IF YOU WORK IN BOSTON AND WANT SOMETHING MORE AFFORDABLE, THIS WOULD BE THE PLACE TO BE. CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT TODAY!




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    Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 10/28/2014


    Date: 11/02/2014 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  
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    AN AMAZING HOME! IT IS CLOSE TO EVERYTHING, 5 MINUTES TO ASSEMBLY ROW AND SULLIVAN STATION, 10 MINUTES TO/FROM BOSTON AND 3 MINUTES TO 93.! WALKING DISTANCE TO ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL. WALKING DISTANCE TO PARKS AND SWIMMING POOL. THIS HOME HAS AN OPEN FLOOR PLAN AS YOU GO THROUGH THE LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM AND KITCHEN AREA. THERE IS CROWN MOLDING AND HARDWOOD FLOORING THROUGHOUT THE HOME! GRANITE COUNTER TOPS IN THE BREAKFAST NOOK AND KITCHEN WITH LOTS OF STORAGE. KITCHEN HAS MARBLE FLOORING AND STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES. BRAND NEW ROOF, NEW PAVED DRIVEWAY, THREE PARKING SPACES IN PAVED DRIVEWAY. ATTIC IS FINISHED WITH THREE WALK IN CLOSETS AND UNDER STAIRCASE STORAGE. LAUNDRY ROOM IS ON THE FIRST FLOOR. THE BACKYARD HAS A SHED FOR STORAGE AND A BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED BACKYARD! GREAT FOR COOKING ON THE GRILL AND ENTERTAINING GUESTS! A MUST SEE HOME!





    Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 9/2/2014

    You have decided to sell. But before you put the sign in the yard there are some things you will want to make sure you have done. Time spent doing research and setting the right price will most likely yield you a better return in the end. A home is only worth what a buyer is willing to pay for it. Track your neighborhood values Find out what homes similar to yours are selling for in your neighborhood so you will have a good idea what your home is worth. Buyer or seller market You need to judge whether it's a sellers' market or a buyers' market in your neighborhood. Remember that all real estate is local. You will want to research things like interest rates, home inventory, job forecasts, and even time of year. Research inventory How many homes are for sale? If you live in a desirable neighborhood and there aren't many homes for sale, you will have a clear edge here. However, if you see lots of homes on the market and they're not selling very quickly, you might have to reduce the price you had in mind. Know the average days on the market Review the homes in your neighborhood and their days on market sometimes referred to as DOM. Look at trends for the past year and assess whether homes were appreciating or depreciating. Monitor the job market Is a big company relocating workers to your area? Or are they moving out and shutting the doors? The job market has a lot to do with the real estate market. Attend nearby open houses Observe how other properties are showing and compare them to your home. At an open house you can often feel the "mood" of potential buyers. Get a professional opinion A real estate professional will be able to help you gather all of the above information and come up with a CMA or comparable market analysis to determine the best price range for you home.