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7 Colonial Dr, Framingham, MA 01701
7 Rooms 3 Beds 3 Baths
Set back from the road and abutting conservation land, begin and end your day with the tranquility and privacy this 3 bedroom, 3 full bathroom home on a double cul de sac neighborhood has to offer. The recently updated eat-in kitchen welcomes intimate meals or provides for hosting in the adjacent dining room. Entertainment space abounds on both levels with the light-filled living room and the large 4-season porch with pellet stove and deck with panoramic views of conservation land. Descend to the lower level to find a fireplaced family room to relax in and a game room with multiple use options. A large attached storage room with exterior access and deep 2-car garage provides plenty of storage. Updated LED lighting is energy friendly and solar panels on the roof help heat your hot water. Located on the Sudbury line, dining, shopping, library, services and Garden in the Woods are all nearby! For more info and photos, visit www.7ColonialDrive.com
4 Arbor Way, Framingham, MA 01701
Introducing 4 Arbor Way in Framingham! 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Second Empire mansard colonial, built in 1877. Cul de sac location, which is very rare for a home of this vintage. All the beautiful trim & design features you would expect from a classic home...both inside and out! Master suite with private bath. Energy efficient upgrades include windows, boiler, & hot water heater. Fantastic commuter location. $450,000. Showings begin on Wednesday, 5/29. Open house on Sunday, 6/2 from 1-3. Additional photos available on request. Tell your friends!
Ready to acquire your dream home? While you might have already identified your ideal residence, some negotiations may be necessary before you enter into a formal agreement with the seller. In some markets, it may be possible to acquire your new home at a more favorable purchase...while in other markets, you may find yourself negotiating terms that favor the seller in order to make your offer stand out against competing buyers.
Common negotiating points are the purchase price, deposit amounts, deadlines for inspection/financing contingencies, the closing date, appliances, and repairs. Needless to say, negotiating with a seller is a delicate dance that requires some finesse...and if you fail to keep your cool throughout a negotiation, you may miss out on the opportunity to purchase your dream residence.
So what does it take to remain calm during a negotiation? Here are three tips to help you do just that.
1. Take Your Emotions Out of the Equation
Don't take it personally if a home seller wants to negotiate. Instead, view it as an opportunity to ensure all parties involved in the transaction get the best results possible.
In many instances, it's easy for buyers and sellers to let their emotions get the best of them. But if you feel overwhelmed by stress and frustration, it is essential to take a step back and assess the situation. That way, you can avoid making any rash decisions that could put your chance to purchase a top-notch house in danger.
Try to maintain a positive outlook throughout the negotiation.
2. Know Your Options
You may invest many hours in a negotiation, and you might even make various concessions along the way. But despite your best efforts, there are no guarantees that your negotiation will be successful. Know when to walk away. If you come to the realization that a "meeting of the minds" is not possible, it may be best to focus your efforts elsewhere.
3. Consult with Your Real Estate Agent
Your real estate agent brings a wealth of experience to the conversation and can be a valuable resource when navigating the sometimes complex process of negotiating with a seller. This real estate expert can respond to any concerns or questions you may have throughout a negotiation and act as a buffer between you and the seller when things get heated. In addition, he or she will provide honest, unbiased recommendations to help you make an informed purchase decision.
Although you've enjoyed your residence for many years, all good things must come to an end. Now, as you get ready to embark on the next stage of your life, you've decided to leave your neighbors behind and sell your house.
Ultimately, there are many reasons why you should include your neighbors in the home selling process, including:
1. Your neighbors can help you promote your residence.
It may be tough to tell your neighbors that you plan to relocate in the foreseeable future. However, doing so may help you stir up interest from many potential property buyers.
For example, a neighbor may know a family member or friend who is interested in moving into the neighborhood. And if you give this neighbor a heads-up about your intent to sell your house, you may already have at least one person who is interested in buying your house as soon as it becomes available.
Your neighbors also can share your property listing with assorted family members and friends. In addition, don't forget to encourage your neighbors to promote your house on social media.
2. Your neighbors may be able to offer home selling insights.
It never hurts to ask a neighbor what he or she thinks of your home. By doing so, you can gain honest, unbiased feedback about your residence and may be able to identify problem areas that you previously did not consider. Then, you can allocate the time and resources to improve your home's exterior and interior and ensure your house stands out in a competitive real estate market.
3. Your neighbors can help keep your neighborhood looking great.
Your neighbors may want you to stay in the neighborhood. But if your neighbors are true friends, they will probably do whatever they can to help you achieve your desired home selling results.
Letting your neighbors know that you plan to list your house may lead them to upgrade their properties as well. This may enable all of the houses in a neighborhood to stand out to visitors and will make it simple for homebuyers to envision what life would be like if they moved into the neighborhood.
Collaborate with your neighbors throughout the home selling journey, and you can boost your chances of a quick home sale.