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Posted by Kathy Foran on 4/22/2018

If you plan to sell your house in the near future, it often pays to focus on your garage. In fact, doing so may help you find innovative ways to differentiate your residence from other available houses and boost your chances of a fast, profitable home sale.

Ultimately, there are many quick, easy ways to transform an ordinary home garage into an exceptional one here are three tips to help you do just that.

1. Remove Clutter

From rusty automotive parts to assorted paint cans and tools, your garage may be filled with a wide range of excess items. However, if you spend some time decluttering, you can cut down on excess items and improve your garage's appearance.

Separate must-keep items from excess ones in your garage. Then, if you have an abundance of clutter, you can host a yard sale or list excess items online.

Furthermore, if you're struggling to get rid of garage clutter, you may be able to donate some items to charity. By doing so, you can do a good deed and eliminate clutter from your garage at the same time.

2. Perform Deep Cleaning

A neat, well-organized garage can make a world of difference in homebuyers' eyes. Thus, you should focus on cleaning your garage from top to bottom.

Sweeping the floors usually offers a great starting point for garage cleaning. You also can wipe down tool benches and other garage surfaces and vacuum your garage as needed.

In addition, don't forget to err on the side of caution as you clean your garage. And if it's been many months since you last cleaned your garage, you should wear goggles, hand protection and a face mask while you clean.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to getting a home garage show-ready, hiring a real estate agent is a must. With a real estate agent at your side, you can find the best ways to enhance your house's appearance both inside and out.

Typically, a real estate agent will meet with you before you list your house. He or she then will examine each area of your home including the garage and offer honest, unbiased home maintenance and improvement tips. That way, you can prioritize various home upgrades.

A real estate agent will even provide expert support throughout the home selling journey. For example, if you need extra help cleaning your garage, a real estate agent can put you in contact with professional home cleaning companies in your city or town. Or, if you're unsure about how much your home is actually worth, a real estate agent can provide housing market data to help you price your residence appropriately.

Unfortunately, home sellers sometimes ignore garage cleaning as they prep their residences for the real estate market. But with the aforementioned tips, you should have no trouble upgrading your garage and transforming this area into a key differentiator for your home.




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Posted by Kathy Foran on 4/20/2018


12 Canterbury Lane, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Single-Family

$949,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Lovely Brick front Colonial w/3,700+ sf of living space & 3 car att gar on private acre+ lot on cul d sac in great neighborhood! 2 story entrance opens to elegant liv rm w/Bay window, crown molding, hrdwd fl, rec lts & pillars to formal din rm w/tray ceiling, rec lts, crown molding & hrdwd fl! Home office w/built ins, hrdwd fl, rec lts & bay window! Huge e-i cherry kit w/granite counters, lg ctr island, new Bosche stainless steel gas cook top & Bosche dbl ovens, rec lts, crown molding, hrdwd fl & slider to bluestone patio! Lovely 2 story fam rm w/gas fireplace, 2 skylts, rec lts, hrdwd fl & French drs to bright sun rm w/cathedral ceil, rec lts, hrdwd fl & slider to private bluestone patio & gorgeous private back yard! 3 rm master suite w/tray ceiling, rec lts, crown molding, huge walk-in closet w/loads of built ins, jacuzzi bth w/new marble dbl sinks, sitting rm, cedar closet & French dr to loft! Newer gas heat & C/A! Great commuting location, mins to all major rts, schools & shopping!
Open House
Sunday
April 22 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Location: 12 Canterbury Lane, Hopkinton, MA 01748    Get Directions

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 4/20/2018

Move right into this lovely, updated & expanded 3 brm, 2 full bth ranch w/1 car garage in wonderful location! Bright living rm w/fireplace w/wood stove, wood laminate floors & picture window! Dining rm w/wood laminate floor & bow window! Large updated kitchen w/granite counters, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, recessed lts, tile floor, large pantry, broom closet & granite breakfast bar w/pendant lighting! Master brm w/updated full bth w/granite vanity, tile floor and subway tiled shower! Updated main bth w/tile floor and subway tiled tub enclosure! Lovely 20x22 family rm addition w/recessed lighting, fan, wood/coal stove, laundry area & triple pane slider out to lovely, private fenced back yard w/20x40 in ground pool and large patio, wonderful for outdoor living/entertaining! 200 amp electric! Architectural roof approx in 2005, Heating system, oil tank and water storage tank in 2011! Wonderful location, walk to schools and minutes to all major routes, schools and shopping!

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 4/19/2018


51 Gregory Road, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$369,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Move right into this lovely, updated & expanded 3 brm, 2 full bth ranch w/1 car garage in wonderful location! Bright living rm w/fireplace w/wood stove, wood laminate floors & picture window! Dining rm w/wood laminate floor & bow window! Large updated kitchen w/granite counters, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, recessed lts, tile floor, large pantry, broom closet & granite breakfast bar w/pendant lighting! Master brm w/updated full bth w/granite vanity, tile floor and subway tiled shower! Updated main bth w/tile floor and subway tiled tub enclosure! Lovely 20x22 family rm addition w/recessed lighting, fan, wood/coal stove, laundry area & triple pane slider out to lovely, private fenced back yard w/20x40 in ground pool and large patio, wonderful for outdoor living/entertaining! 200 amp electric! Architectural roof approx in 2005, Heating system, oil tank and water storage tank in 2011! Wonderful location, walk to schools and minutes to all major routes, schools and shopping!
Open House
Saturday
April 21 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 51 Gregory Road, Framingham, MA 01701    Get Directions

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 4/19/2018


51 Gregory Road, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$369,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Move right into this lovely, updated & expanded 3 brm, 2 full bth ranch w/1 car garage in wonderful location! Bright living rm w/fireplace w/wood stove, wood laminate floors & picture window! Dining rm w/wood laminate floor & bow window! Large updated kitchen w/granite counters, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, recessed lts, tile floor, large pantry, broom closet & granite breakfast bar w/pendant lighting! Master brm w/updated full bth w/granite vanity, tile floor and subway tiled shower! Updated main bth w/tile floor and subway tiled tub enclosure! Lovely 20x22 family rm addition w/recessed lighting, fan, wood/coal stove, laundry area & triple pane slider out to lovely, private fenced back yard w/20x40 in ground pool and large patio, wonderful for outdoor living/entertaining! 200 amp electric! Architectural roof approx in 2005, Heating system, oil tank and water storage tank in 2011! Wonderful location, walk to schools and minutes to all major routes, schools and shopping!
Open House
Saturday
April 21 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 51 Gregory Road, Framingham, MA 01701    Get Directions

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