Janice Peluso | Watertown Real Estate, Waterbury Real Estate, Thomaston Real Estate


For those who want to sell a house, it helps to plan ahead as much as possible. By doing so, you can identify potential home selling hurdles and address such problems.

To better understand how to prepare for the house selling journey, let's take a look at three questions that every home seller needs to consider before listing a residence.

1. What is my home worth?

What you originally paid for your house likely is very different from your home's current value. Fortunately, a home appraisal makes it simple to receive an accurate property valuation based on the current condition of your residence and various real estate market factors.

A home appraisal report generally can be prepared in just days. To obtain this report, a home seller will need to hire a property appraiser to analyze his or her residence. Also, a property appraiser will evaluate the current state of the real estate market, the prices of comparable residences that recently sold and other relevant housing market data.

Once you receive a home appraisal report, you can establish a competitive initial asking price for your residence. And with this price in place, you may be able to speed up the home selling journey.

2. Is my home an attractive option?

Think about what sets your house apart from others – you'll be happy you did. Because if you can differentiate your residence from the competition, you may be able to stir up lots of interest in your house as soon as it becomes available.

Oftentimes, it is beneficial to conduct a house inspection prior to listing a home. An inspection enables you to identify any underlying problems with your home. You then can prioritize and complete home repairs based on the inspection results.

You may want to allocate time and resources to bolster your house's curb appeal too. Remember, your home only gets one chance to make a great first impression on prospective buyers. If you enhance your residence's curb appeal, you can boost the likelihood that potential buyers will immediately fall in love with your home.

3. How can I maximize the value of my house?

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to promote a house to buyers. Lucky for you, real estate agents are available who can help you craft a custom home selling strategy.

A real estate agent is a home selling professional who understands what it takes to promote a house to the right groups of buyers. He or she will work with you throughout the home selling journey and do everything possible to ensure you can optimize the value of your house.

Best of all, a real estate agent is an expert home selling resource. And if you ever have concerns or questions as you sell your house, a real estate agent can respond to them at any time.

Want to streamline the home selling process? Hire a real estate agent today, and you can move one step closer to listing and selling your house.


40 Whitewood Road, Waterbury, CT 06708  

Rental
$760
Price
4
Total Rooms
2
Bedrooms
1
Baths
Very nice and clean 2nd floor apartment. Galley kitchen, large living/dining, 2-bedrooms hardwood flooring, full basement with coin operated washer and dryer. Assigned off street parking. One month's security. NO PETS/SMOKING please don't ask.


Searching for a new house that will meet your needs without breaking your budget can sometimes feel overwhelming! There are dozens of factors to consider and countless details to handle at any point in time.

Fortunately, there are strategies for getting it all done, maintaining your sanity, and being satisfied with the final outcome.

If you feel like you're getting off track (or can't even find the train station), here are a few tips for getting organized:

Create a priority list. If you haven't clarified and discussed with your spouse what you want and what's important to both of you, then there's a good chance you won't get it. You do not have to go it alone, though! A top-notch real estate agent can help you create a working list of priorities and preferences that you can use as a measuring stick when evaluating homes for sale. Better still, once you develop this list with your agent, he or she will have the information they need to efficiently locate properties that conform to your wish list and requirements. Your priority list will be based on a lot of criteria, including your desired lifestyle, the size of your family, and proximity to good schools, recreation, and shopping centers. If may also be important to you to live within a short drive to work, childcare facilities, or houses of worship. One of the best ways to organize your wants and needs is to get a copy of a homebuyers' "wish list" from your Realtor or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Key factors to consider when developing your list may include items like architectural style, the amount of remodeling you're prepared to do, and the size of the yard. Privacy, space between neighboring houses, and distance from busy highways are also important factors to weigh.

Choose the right real estate agent: The ideal way to find a real estate agent you'll be pleased with is to get recommendations from family, friends, and trusted business associates. If someone you know well has had a favorable experience with a specific real estate agent, chances are good that your experience would be similar. Since most real estate agents value referrals, a smart agent will strive to make a positive impression on both you and the person who referred you. It's often advisable to talk with more than one real estate agent before making your final decision, though. That way you'll be in a position to compare qualities like experience, knowledge, personality, rapport, and energy level. It's vitally important that you feel comfortable with the agent you decide to work with, and that they're responsive to your questions, concerns, and requirements.

While a "wish list" and a "must have" list are essential components of a successful real estate search, the process unfolds much more smoothly when you remain open minded, flexible, and realistic.


84-86 French Street, Watertown, CT 06795  

Multi-Family
$185,000
Price
7
Total Rooms
3
Bedrooms
4
Baths
Location is key with great income potential for this duplex which sits on 1.29 acres giving lots of room for expansion. Great starter home with income to help pay down the mortgage. For those that are down sizing and want in-law set up or additional income would pay for property taxes and more! Unit 86 has a good size 15x12 kitchen with full bath/tiled flooring. 8x8 entry has washer/dryer hook up, large 8x8 living room. Upstairs very nice 23x15 loft/master bedroom with sky lights bringing in sunlight knotty pine paneled ceiling, lots of storage and full bath/tiled flooring. Unit 84 has new flooring throughout, a very large 23x14 kitchen with breakfast nook, 1/2 bath washer/dryer hook up tile flooring, good size 14x14 living room with fireplace (non functional) creating a nice ambiance. Upstairs has two very two good size bedrooms 14x14 and 13x13 with full bath tiled flooring and shower. This side has a full floored attic. Electric and heating is separate, all replacement windows, newer boilers/roof and new oil tanks. Very large and private driveway. Short commute to RT-8.


15 Manhassett Trail, Shelton, CT 06484  

Residential
$220,000
Price
6
Total Rooms
3
Bedrooms
1
Baths
Location Location Location to all major highways, major manufactures, shopping, restaurants, sport center a commuters delight! looking for a starter home or are you looking to down size this is the house for you. Lovely kitchen/dining area with open floor plan to living room hardwood flooring- sliders leading to a large deck and private back yard. 3-bedrooms and full bath complete the upper level. Entering the Lower level marble floor greets you to a super cozy family room. Extra partially finished room can be your answer to an extra bedroom! Laundry room has a roughed in plumbing for a toilet. Oversize one car garage gives extra storage space, good size driveway can accommodate 6 cars! You can sit and relax in front yard and hear natures sound of the Far Mill River.