Ron Ouellette
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Posted by Ron Ouellette on 8/3/2017

As a home seller, it is important to keep your house show-ready. By doing so, you can ensure your residence will look great, regardless of when a homebuyer wants to see it.

Ultimately, home staging can make a world of difference for any home seller, at any time. And with the right home staging advice, a home seller can learn what it takes to maintain a house's appearance both inside and out.

When it comes to last-minute home staging, here are three tips that every home seller needs to consider.

1. Illuminate your residence

Open up the shades and let sunlight into your residence Ė you'll be glad you did. By taking a few minutes to ensure that the shades are open, you can illuminate your residence and transform an ordinary home interior into a dazzling one.

In addition, turn on lights throughout your residence. This will enable you to brighten up each room in your home, thereby increasing the likelihood that homebuyers can see the true beauty of your entire house.

2. Wipe down bathroom and kitchen counters and sinks

Let's face it Ė messy counters and sinks are eyesores that no homebuyer wants to see. Fortunately, wiping down bathroom and kitchen counters and sinks is a fast, easy way to help your house stand out in homebuyers' eyes.

Keep paper towels or washcloths and a general-purpose cleaner near bathroom and kitchen counters. That way, you can wipe down these surfaces without having to search far and wide to find various home cleaning essentials.

Also, don't forget to remove clutter from in and around a bathroom or kitchen sink. Whether it's dishes in the kitchen sink or leftover toothpaste in the bathroom sink, it pays to be thorough as you complete last-minute preparations for a home showing.

3. Check for odors in your home

Pungent smells that come from a refrigerator or other areas may impact how a homebuyer perceives your house. Thus, you'll want to do a quick odor check as part of your last-minute home staging routine.

Empty any garbage cans as needed. This will allow you to eliminate nasty odors that may be coming from garbage cans.

Furthermore, feel free to use scented candles to deal with tough smells. If you decide to use scented candles, however, make sure the odors that they provide are not too overwhelming.

If you need any extra assistance as you get your house ready for a home showing, don't hesitate to reach out to your real estate agent as well.

Typically, your real estate agent can offer expert advice throughout the home selling journey. He or she will make it easy for you to prep for home showings and stage your home properly. As a result, your real estate agent can increase your chances of receiving the best price for your residence.

As the clock ticks closer to a home showing, there's no need to worry. Use the aforementioned tips, and a home seller can get a house show-ready in a matter of minutes.





Posted by Ron Ouellette on 8/2/2017


492 Mill Street, Worcester, MA 01602

Single-Family

$214,900
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
PRIVATE WATERFRONT RANCH * TOTALLY & TASTEFULLY REHABBED * TONS OF WINDOWS BRIGHT INTERIOR * IN CITY TUCKED AWAY ON LARGE LEVEL LOT * RELAXING SCENIC WATER VIEWS * GREAT STONE FIREPLACE AT WATERS EDGE FOR THOSE SUMMER COOKOUTS * TRULY SERENE, PEACEFUL, COUNTRY SETTING * CIRCULAR DRIVE * MAINTENANCE FREE NEW VINYL SHINGLE & CLAPBOARD SIDING * VINYL WINDOWS * NEW ROOF * NEW KITCHEN W/CUSTOM CABS, SOLID GRANITE COUNTERS, ALL STAINLESS APPLIANCES * WOOD GRAIN VINYL TILE FLOORS * OPEN LIV RM - DIN RM AREA * BASEBOARD HYDRONIC ELECTRIC HEAT * COZY WOOD BURNING HEATOLATOR FIREPLACE * ALL NEW FULL BATH * COMFORTABLE BEDROOMS TASTEFULLY CARPETED * 200 AMP ELECTRIC BREAKER PANELS * SPOTLESS BRIGHT BASEMENT LAUNDRY AREA * STORAGE * CLASSIC GREY EXTERIOR, WHITE TRIM, BLACK SHUTTERS * OUTSIDE STORAGE SHED * BOAT, KAYAK, FISH, ICE SKATE * JUST RELAX! * GREAT 1ST TIME HOMEBUYER, 2ND HOME, RETIREE * LOTS OF LIVING - LITTLE COST! * ALL SERVICES NEARBY
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Posted by Ron Ouellette on 7/31/2017


200 West Mountain St, Worcester, MA 01605

Single-Family

$239,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
HOLDEN-WORC LINE * READY TO MOVE IN! * TOTALLY AND TASTEFULLY REHABBED * COMPLETE NEW EAT-IN KITCHEN * WALNUT CABS, HUGE CENTER ISLAND, GRANITE COUNTERS, ALL STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, RECESSED LIGHTING * FRONT TO BACK OPEN CONCEPT KITCH/DIN RM/LIV RM * LOTS OF WINDOWS BRIGHT & SUNNY * 2 BDRMS ON 1ST * GLEAMING HARDWOOD FLOORS * FULL TILE BATH * 2ND FLR HAS LARGE BDRM, WALK-IN CLOSET, HARDWOODS * CARPETED BONUS RM (BDRM, STUDY, OFFICE?) * UNFINISHED ROOM FOR 2ND BATH, WALK-IN CLOSET OR LAUNDRY * WALK-UP ATTIC STORAGE * HUGE ENCLOSED FRONT SUN ROOM AND RELAXING ENCLOSED REAR PORCH * FHA HEAT * 100 AMP ELEC W/BREAKERS * NEW ELEC HW TANK * BULKHEAD WALKOUT CELLAR * LEVEL YARD * PLENTY OFF ST PARKING * EXCELLENT LOCATION * QUICK RT-190, RT-290, RT 12, UMASS MED CTR * GREAT COMMUTER * ALL SERVICES NEARBY * PRICED RIGHT * EASY SHOW
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Posted by Ron Ouellette on 7/30/2017

WOW! * DOUBLE LOT! * 3 CAR GARAGE RECENT OVERHEAD DOORS! * PRIVATE DEAD END STREET! * MANICURED PRIVATE GROUNDS! * 1535 SF PER UNIT! * 6/3, 6/3, 6/3 * STEAM HEAT BY GAS 3 SEPARATE FURNACES * INDIVIDUAL HW HEATERS * NEW SEPARATE UNIT 100 AM ELECTRIC PANELS & OWNERS METER * SECURE ENCLOSED REAR PORCHES W/EXTRA STORAGE SHEDS * ABSOLUTELY MINT MAPLE/OAK FRONT HALL STAIRWAY * YOUNG ROOF * VINYL SIDING * MOST REPLACEMENT WINDOWS * FULL WALK UP ATTIC FOR EXTRA STORAGE * EACH UNIT HAS HUGE EAT-IN KITCHEN, ALL NATURAL WOODWORK, BUILTIN CHINA CLOSET, OAK MANTLE FIREPLACE, STAINED GLASS WINDOWS, WORKING POCKET DOORS TO FRONT ROOM, PANTRY, HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT (SOME CARPETED) * ALL LARGE ROOMS * GREAT COMMUTER * EXCELLENT HIGHWAY ACCESS * BUS ROUTE * EASY ACCESS ALL SERVICES NEARBY * GREAT OPPORTUNITY OWNER OCCUPANT OR INVESTOR

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Posted by Ron Ouellette on 7/27/2017

A small space can seem to be an unsolvable challenge. There are ways that you can work with your home and adapt to the space to suit your needs.

Arrange Furniture Wisely


If the furniture in a room isnít arranged properly, it can really put a damper on a small space. You donít want your furniture to be so far apart in a room, that people canít carry on a conversation, but you also donít want the room to appear cramped. 


In the living room, for example, youíre going to want to keep some open space but also have a strategy to arranging the furniture to set it up for company and space. This means that you need to pull furniture away from the walls. This will create more depth for the room, without adding anything. Also, donít fill any room with too much furniture. If a room feels stuffy, see what pieces of furniture aren't essential and take them out. 


Use Solid Colors For Your Base In A Room


If a small room has large pieces of solid color on the wall open, youíll have the freedom to add patterns if you want. This also gives the room the illusion that itís larger and has more open space available. 


Place Your Bed In Front Of A Window


It may seem strange to place a bed in front of a window, but in many small bedrooms, this is your only option to give you space for both furniture and a bed. The bed actually becomes the focal point of the room when you arrange it this way. 


Get Key Pieces To Help Maximize Space


 There are a few pieces that you may not even think belong in your living room that actually can help you to maximize the space. Instead of a sofa, for example, get a love seat. There are even pull-out versions of love seats that can accommodate overnight guests. Now, youíre saving space with a purpose. 


An armoire is typically thought of as being in the bedroom for clothing storage. You can use an armoire to hide things like games, liquor and bar tools, or even books. This can help you to hide things, reducing clutter, creating the illusion of more space in the room. There are dozens of other great pieces that save space and serve a purpose in a living room. These include sofa tables and side tables.


The Basics


In small rooms, the most important thing to remember is that simple is best. You donít want much beyond the essentials. If you get creative with the space, youíll be able to make the most of every inch that you have to work with.




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