Posted by Peggy Farber on 11/8/2017

For home sellers, it may be easy to fall into the trap of overpricing your property. And if you're not careful, you may encounter a number of price-related problems, including:

1. Homebuyers will shy away from your house.?

Homebuyers want to find high-quality and affordable residences that they can enjoy for years to come. However, if you overprice your house, you risk alienating large groups of homebuyers instantly.

Price represents a key factor for homebuyers, and as such, you'll want to offer a price that matches homebuyers' expectations and budgets. If you assess the real estate market closely, you should have no trouble establishing a fair price for your home.

For example, home sellers can compare and contrast their houses with residences that currently are listed on the housing market. By doing so, home sellers can evaluate the prices of comparable houses and set prices for their houses based on the current real estate market's conditions.

2. Your home may remain on the real estate market for an extended period of time.

Overpriced homes frequently take longer to sell than other residences. This means your house may linger on the real estate market for months, weeks or years if you fail to price it appropriately.

When it comes to pricing your home, you'll want to make a great first impression on homebuyers. Ultimately, if you establish a fair price from the get-go, you can accelerate the home selling process.

It also is important to note that homebuyers frequently can sense desperation. And the longer your home remains on the market, the more likely it becomes that a homebuyer may assume that a home seller is desperate to get rid of a property. Thus, you might wind up receiving offers far below your initial expectations if you overprice your house.

On the other hand, if you price your house aggressively, you can boost your chances of generating plenty of interest in your residence and receiving multiple offers that meet or exceed your expectations.

3. Your home will be difficult to promote.

There are many great features that help you home stand apart from others. Conversely, an above-average price will hurt your chances to differentiate your home in any real estate market and detract from your real estate agent's ability to promote your house.

For home sellers, it is crucial to listen to your real estate agent. This professional understands what it takes to promote a house and will be able to offer pricing recommendations based on the current housing market. Furthermore, your real estate agent has your best interests in mind and will do everything possible to help you optimize the value of your house.

Work with an experienced real estate agent to ensure you can determine the ideal price for your home – you'll be glad you did. With a real estate agent at your side, you can set a fair price for your residence and move one step closer to selling your residence.





Posted by Peggy Farber on 11/4/2017


131 Mill Pond Drive , Brewster, MA 02631

Brewster (village)

Single-Family

$379,900
Price

7
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Set practically at the entrance to the 880 acre Punkhorn Parklans (dedicated open space) with miles of trails and a short distance to Upper Mill Pond plus deeded rights to serene Lower Mill Pond. 3 bedroom 2 bath Cape style home on a level lot in established neighborhood. Enclosed seasonal porch opens to a super large deck and private back yard with stone pathway and 2 driveways. One for your boat? Brand new electric panel, new boiler and new stainless oil tank all in place. Loads of space to make your own whether for year round living or a Cape Cod vacation property. Not too far to Paines Creek bay beach; Saints Landing bay beach; Kates Ice cream for summer snacks and hayrides! Convenient too to Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and scenic Wings Island.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Peggy Farber on 11/1/2017


43 North Pond Drive , Brewster, MA 02631

Brewster (village)

Single-Family

$649,000
Price

8
Total Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
What a gem nestled into the landscape and fronting on beautiful Blueberry Pond! You will love the ranch style home featuring a contemporary flair and wrap around deck. Wood floors, open kitchen, living and dining. Recessed lighting, ceiling fans and first floor master bedroom with slider to deck, adjoining bath and den. The lower walkout level with sliding glass doors offers a sitting room and three additional bedrooms and bath, not to mention easy access to the pathway leading to the pond where you can swim, kayak or canoe the day away. Light and bright, it is a charmer for sure. Paved driveway, brick path, covered entry porch. Did I mention private?
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Peggy Farber on 11/1/2017

As a first-time homebuyer, it is important to understand what it takes to discover your dream residence as quickly as possible. By doing so, you can streamline the process of going from homebuyer to homeowner.

What does it take for a first-time homebuyer to seamlessly navigate the housing market? Here are three tips that every first-time homebuyer needs to know.

1. Make a Homebuying Checklist

The definition of the "perfect" house differs from homebuyer to homebuyer. As such, a first-time homebuyer should allocate the necessary time and resources to determine what he or she wants to find in the ideal home. That way, a first-time homebuyer will have no trouble finding a house that matches or surpasses his or her expectations.

With a homebuying checklist, a first-time homebuyer can move one step closer to making his or her property ownership dreams come true. This checklist can help a homebuyer differentiate between home "must-haves" and "wants" so he or she can narrow a home search accordingly.

Furthermore, a first-time homebuyer can update a property buying checklist as he or she begins to check out houses. And if a homebuyer evaluates available residences, this property buyer can update his or her checklist as needed.

2. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

A first-time homebuyer likely wants to purchase a house as quickly as possible. Fortunately, getting pre-approved for a mortgage can help a homebuyer move through the property buying process without delay.

To get pre-approved for a mortgage, a first-time homebuyer should try to meet with several banks and credit unions. Each meeting will allow a homebuyer to learn about assorted mortgage options and select a mortgage that corresponds to his or her finances.

Moreover, a first-time homebuyer should be unafraid to ask plenty of questions when he or she meets with potential lenders. This will allow a homebuyer to make an informed decision about a mortgage.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to buying a house for the first time, a homebuyer should seek out expert support. Lucky for you, many real estate agents are available nationwide, and these housing market professionals can make it simple for you to purchase your ideal house.

A real estate agent understands the challenges associated with buying a house for the first time. He or she will teach a first-time homebuyer about these challenges and ensure this property buyer is prepared to take a diligent approach to purchasing a home.

Typically, a real estate agent will set up home showings, offer honest, unbiased homebuying recommendations and negotiate with home sellers on a homebuyer's behalf. This housing market professional will even keep a homebuyer up to date about new houses, ensuring homebuyers can pounce on opportunities to acquire great houses as soon as they become available.

For a first-time homebuyer, there is no need to leave anything to chance. But with the aforementioned tips, a first-time homebuyer can accelerate the homebuying process and improve his or her chances of purchasing a stellar house at an affordable price.




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Posted by Peggy Farber on 10/30/2017

This Single-Family in Brewster, MA recently sold for $370,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Peggy Farber - oldCape Sotheby’s International Realty.


159 Donahue Road , Brewster, MA 02631

Brewster (village)

Single-Family

$389,000
Price
$370,000
Sale Price

7
Total Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Just a super location near the bike trail Long Pond, Seymour Pond and Sheep Pond at Fisherman's Landing! Quick, convenient access to the mid-Cape Highway exit 10 (with Park and Ride parking). Roomy 4 bedroom home with wood floors, fireplace, dining area off of kitchen, sliders to deck. Second floor addition offers two large bedrooms and large bath. The full walk out basement is wonderful space for a variety of finishes. Septic System has been inspected and has passed for four bedroom capacity.

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