Jay Allen - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West | Framingham, MA Real Estate, Natick, MA Real Estate


When you hire a house cleaner or maid service, you expect that your house will be neater and cleaner. There are certain rules that you should follow to keep your house maid happy. Your maid is not there to clean up after you for absolutely everything you do in your home. You need to give your cleaning person the tools to do his or her job well. 


Here’s What You Should Do Before Your Cleaning Service Arrives


Pre-cleaning before you are paying someone to clean your house may seem counter intuitive. They are there to clean for you, right? The problem is that the more your cleaning service has to clean, the longer that it will take. This means that the messier your house is, the more expensive that it will be for you to have your home cleaned. Here’s what you should do before the maid service gets to the home:          


Clean Up Your Dirty Dishes


You should take the time to load your dishwasher and clean up your sink a bit. It can take a lot of time for your house keeper to take care of these small things that should be a part of your daily tasks. 


Do Your Own Laundry


It is advisable for you to take care of your own laundry if you have the time to do it yourself. Doing laundry could take your house keeper hours of time. They could use that time to do other things like dust, scrub, and deep clean your home. 


Put Away Your Own Things


Do you have leftovers in the kitchen that need to be put away? Are there clothes on the floor of your bedroom? Do the kids‘ toys need to be put away? Some of these tasks can be done simply by you in a matter of minutes instead of by your house keeper.


The bottom line is that you don’t want your house keeper to see you as a slob. While they are more than happy to clean your home, they aren’t your personal servant. Also, your house cleaner probably isn’t showing up to your home daily. You want to keep up your clean home in between professional cleanings. 


What You Should Let The Housecleaner Do


Your house cleaner is there to help you complete certain tasks around your home. In fact they really want to do certain things in your home to help you get a deep clean that you wouldn’t otherwise have. Your housekeeper wants to help you with:

 

  • Vacuuming
  • Scrubbing
  • Deep cleaning your bathroom sink
  • Cleaning your toilet
  • Deep cleaning your kitchen
  • Mopping the floors  

How To Assist Your House Keeper


There are a few things that you should do to help your housekeeper do their job well. These tasks include:


  • Keep pets out of the way
  • Tell your housekeeper exactly what you need
  • Make the maid aware of any special tasks you need to be completed 


If you cooperate with the housekeeper, hiring a cleaning service can be one of the best time-saving decisions for you for a cleaner home.  


 
This Single-Family in Framingham, MA recently sold for $366,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Jay Allen - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West.  See more photos at https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/66-Brookfield-Cir_Framingham_MA_01701_M36437-27953.


66 Brookfield Circle, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$359,900
Price
$366,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Inviting ranch home conveniently located in a popular neighborhood providing easy access to schools, restaurants, world class shopping and all major routes. There are many updates in this lovely home. Recent updates include: fully renovated kitchen with marble countertops, newer stainless steel appliances and open to living/dining area; engineered hardwood flooring in the firelplaced living room, family room and all bedrooms & fresh interior paint through out. There is also a renovated bathroom, vinyl replacement windows and a young Burnham boiler. The fenced backyard comes with a built in fire pit and a storage shed. Come visit, move in and then make this house your home!

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The number one factor that affects the length of time a house remains on the market is curb appeal. That's the consensus of real estate professionals across the country, and was documented in a recent study by a well-known real estate website.

So if it's such a high priority, then why do a lot of homeowners skimp on that aspect of preparing their home for a fast sale? Sometimes it's a lack of awareness; other times it may be a lack of money. In extreme cases, it can be quite pricey to transform a home from "shabby" to "exquisite!" That's an unusual scenario, though, and in most cases the cost of enhancing your home's curb appeal should be both affordable and cost effective.

Where to Begin

The ideal visual (and visceral) effect you want to achieve can be summed up in ten words: fresh, well cared for, aesthetically pleasing, manicured, meticulous, updated, and clean. Perhaps a more concise way to describe the image you want to project to potential buyers is "pride of ownership." Once you're conveying that impression, people are going to make positive assumptions about the value and condition of your home. While it's not necessary that the front of your property and home look perfect in every imaginable way, it is important to pay attention to small details and overall impressions.

Some homeowners will see this goal as an overwhelming challenge, but it doesn't have to be. The first hurdle is to take care of the basics, such as making sure your lawn always looks freshly mowed and that there's no signs of peeling or faded paint on your home and garage. Pulling weeds, placing a few colorful hanging flower baskets in strategic locations, and trimming overgrown bushes and trees are also effective ways to make your property look more desirable.

An advantage of working with a seasoned real estate agent is that they can quickly size up the outside appearance of your home, and make cost-effective suggestions of ways to improve curb appeal and increase the attractiveness of your property. When it comes to selling your house in the shortest period of time, first impressions are vitally important.

One helpful tactic for getting your house noticed by house hunters and real estate agents is to take a walk (or drive) in your neighborhood to see how your curb appeal stacks up to other homes for sale in the area. Ideally, you want your home to look at least as good, if not better, than other nearby properties. Since potential buyers may be focusing their search on specific neighborhoods, such as yours, you'll be giving yourself more of an "inside track" in the real estate market by making sure your home compares favorably to others in the immediate area -- both inside and out.


This Single-Family in Marlborough, MA recently sold for $350,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Jay Allen - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West.


51 Blossom Ln, Marlborough, MA 01752

Single-Family

$349,900
Price
$350,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
This is it! You will fall in love with this bright, meticulously maintained home in one of Marlborough's most sought-after neighborhoods where kids play outside after school and everyone waves hello, yet still quiet enough to hear the birds sing. Large fireplaced living room with bay window, informal dining room, and updated kitchen with newer stainless steel appliances. Living room, dining room and all three restful bedrooms have glistening hardwood floors. Master bedroom with private half bath. remodeled full bath. Oversize garage with plenty of storage. Enormous deck overlooks beautiful yard. Maintenance free vinyl siding, newer roof, furnace and windows. Add some instant equity by adding a 4th bedroom, a playroom or office in the lower level. Town water & sewer. This is the one you have been waiting for all year!

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