Date: 09/28/2014 Time: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM  
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Like New Peirce Estates home has undergone amazing 2014 renovation! Spectacular Jan Gleysteen designed trademark award-winning kitchen with white cabinets, Carrera marble countertops, massive center island and top-of-the-line Wolf and SubZero appliances. Kitchen opens to large fireplaced family room, perfect for entertaining. Five bathrooms, expanded second floor, light filled family room and first floor office. New Lochinvar heating system, roof, insulation and AC. Not only was the house redone, but so was the lot! Professionally landscaped and leveled to include a party size blue stone patio overlooking one of the largest back yards in town. Get ready for some football! A special and unique offering in this coveted neighborhood of much more expensive homes. Move-in perfection. Close to popular Bates School and Boulder Brook Reservation with easy commuter access to train and major routes.

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Date: 09/28/2014 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM  
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Spacious, move-in-ready four bedroom home! Sunny white and granite kitchen with 48″ SubZero and double wall ovens is open to the fireplaced family room. The master suite is massive with fabulous closets. The three additional family bedrooms are all good size. Fully finished 978 sq ft additional space in walk out lower level with exercise room or 5th bdrm. Two-car attached garage. Newly replaced central AC for fresh and full air flow! Hardwood floors. Plush new wall to wall carpet (bedrooms, playroom) replaced less than two years ago. Best of all– location!! Sited on quiet and tucked-away cul de sac near popular Perrin Park. Ready for you to unpack and move in!

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Each year in the U.S. there are more than five million home burglaries. Most of those crimes were preventable. There are simple steps you can take to make your home less enticing to would-be burglars and reduce your risk of being burglarized.

Here are some ways to keep your home safe from thieves:

1. Don’t advertise

After you buy that expensive new television or computer do not leave the box sitting on the curb. You are telling would-be burglars you have things in your home that could fetch money. Cut the boxes into smaller pieces and put them inside the recycling bin out of plain sight.

2. Pretend someone is always home

Typically if burglars think someone is home, they won’t attempt to break in. When you leave the house, create an illusion that someone’s still there by leaving a light on, or even the television. You can also set timers to set lights to go on and off throughout the home at different times.

3. Secure sliding doors

Locks can easily be picked on sliding doors so take extra precaution to secure them. Place a strong dowel, steel bar or two-by-four and slide it into the back groove of the sliding door to prevent the door from being opened even if the lock is picked.

4. Lock it up

Forty percent of break-ins happen without the use of force. Lock all the windows and doors and use the dead bolt on the door if you have one. When you leave make sure to lock the door leading from the garage to inside of the home. Even if your garage door is down, someone can easily open it.

5. Don’t provide easy access

Never leave a spare key hidden outside of your home that’s an open invitation for a burglar. Instead, give a spare key to a neighbor or hide a combination lockbox to keep a key in.

6. Trim the shrubs.

Don’t provide a hiding place for criminals. Keep the¬†shrubs in front of windows low and cut away any tall tree branches that reach upper story windows.

7. Don’t advertise you are away

If you’re leaving town for a while, let the police know and request that they drive by your property to check on things. Break-ins¬†spike during July and August when homeowners are usually away on vacation. Tell your neighbors you will be away and ask them to keep an eye on your property. Have a house sitter pick up mail, shovel the driveway or mow the lawn. These are all telltale signs of an empty home.

 

 

 

Is your real estate agent an expert marketer? Today, buyers use the internet more than any other source to find a home. It is vital that your real estate agent use a fully, integrated marketing plan to sell your home.

Here are just a few things you will want to make sure your agent has:

  • A website
  • An IDX property search
  • A way for buyers to search for homes from a mobile device
  • A blog
  • A Facebook business page
  • A Twitter account
  • A You Tube channel and video marketing

Because there are so many ways that buyers look for homes, it is important that your home is advertised where people are looking online (Facebook and Twitter). A blog will typically get your home high visibility in search engines. Speaking of search engines, You Tube, is a part of Google and buyers love videos.

Check out this website to see how all of these features work together to help the seller.

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