Renee Prunier


Posted by Renee Prunier on 12/24/2018

If you've lived in your home for more than a couple years, chances are you've grown rather attached to it. Whether you're selling your house because your family has outgrown it or your company has transferred you to another location, you're probably attaching a lot of sentimental value to the price tag. Unfortunately, sentimental value does not translate into dollars and cents in today's real estate market.

The emotions of prospective buyers will often play a role in their decision to make on offer on your house, but they're probably not going to pay more than the market value for your property -- unless there's a bidding war situation going on. One of the best ways to determine a fair and reasonable asking price for your home is to have it appraised by an experienced real estate agent. Their appraisal will be based on objective data, such as the selling price of comparable homes in your area. The location and condition of your home will have a bearing on pricing your home effectively, as will the prevailing market conditions and other factors. Although online estimates can sometimes give you a ballpark figure of what your house may be worth, a local appraisal is more accurate

A common misconception among homeowners is that a $10,000 home improvement expenditure should justify a $10,000 increase in the selling price of a home. Although that concept may seem logical, it unfortunately doesn't work that way in the real estate market. An updated kitchen, bathroom, or roof may make your house more appealing to prospective buyers and help it sell faster, but it probably won't have a dollar-for-dollar impact on the price buyers would be willing to pay. Since each selling situation is unique, however, your local real estate agent is the best person to consult regarding a fair asking price for your home.

Avoiding Home Seller Mistakes

In addition to overpricing their home, another mistake home sellers make involves three related activities: decorating, staging, and attempting to create curb appeal. In spite of a homeowner's best intentions, their decorating and home staging ideas may clash with those of the house-buying public. When you attempt to tackle home staging on your own, several things could go wrong.

  • You could either spend too much or too little on making repairs and sprucing up your home's appearance.
  • You could spend your time and money upgrading inconsequential features of your home, while overlooking the real important changes that need to be made.
In either case, you're missing the mark when it comes to maximizing the marketability of your home. That's why it pays to take advantage of the knowledge, expertise, and objectivity of a professional real estate agent. Their recommendations on pricing and home staging will be based on experience, best practices, objective criteria, and current market conditions.





Posted by Renee Prunier on 12/19/2018

This Single-Family in Sturbridge, MA recently sold for $399,900. This Colonial style home was sold by Renee Prunier - RE/MAX Acclaim.


46 McGregory Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Single-Family

$399,900
Price
$399,900
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Well-maintained home, lots of upgrades in a sought after neighborhood. Eat-in kitchen with island, custom cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, tile flooring, sliders to an oversized composite deck with vinyl railings. Open to the family room with fireplace that has a pellet stove insert and recessed lighting. Hardwood floors throughout the first floor. The elegant Dining Room has wainscotting, crown molding and open to the Living Room. Entry way with double closets, hardwood treads to the second floor. This floor has 4 bedrooms w/ brand new wall-to-wall carpeting. The large Master Bedroom and Bathroom w/ whirlpool corner tub, tile flooring, and stand up shower! The walk-in closet you won't want to leave - it has build-in storage, drawers & plenty of room for a dressing area. Finished basement w/ sliders to a patio overlooking the fenced in backyard w/ custom stonework, irrigation system, shed & play area. This home has solar, whole house generator & alarm system!

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Posted by Renee Prunier on 12/18/2018

This Single-Family in Leicester, MA recently sold for $248,950. This Cape style home was sold by Renee Prunier - RE/MAX Acclaim.


957 Stafford Street, Leicester, MA 01542

Single-Family

$249,900
Price
$248,950
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Recently renovated Cape with new windows and most doors, refinished hardwood floors, freshly painted inside and out, new gargage door with opener. New heating system and some plumbing. New basement windows. New granite counters, undermount sink, stainless appliances, faucet, and cabinet doors & knobs in kitchen. The back yard had a makeover with trees cut to create a large open level rear yard. Freshly landscaped. Home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 car garage and fantastic sun room. Great location to head in any direction. On the corner of Rte 56 and Stafford Street. Minutes to Mass Pike and Rte 20.

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Posted by Renee Prunier on 12/17/2018

Selling a house should be an enjoyable experience not a stressful one. Yet problems may arise that cause a home seller's stress levels to rise. Fortunately, we're here to help you identify and alleviate home selling issues before they get out of hand.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you enjoy a worry-free house selling experience.

1. Learn About the Real Estate Market

Take a look at the prices of houses in your city or town. By doing so, you can see how your residence stacks up against comparable houses and determine how you should price your home.

Furthermore, evaluate the prices of recently sold houses in your area. This housing market data enables you to see how long it takes houses to sell and whether property sellers are receiving offers to purchase at or above their residences' initial asking prices. Then, you can find out whether you are preparing to enter a buyer's or seller's market and plan accordingly.

2. Identify Your House's Strengths and Weaknesses

Conduct a home inspection you'll be glad you did. An inspection takes only a few hours to complete and enables a property expert to review your residence both inside and out. After the inspection is finished, you'll receive a report that highlights any underlying problems with your residence. You then can use this report to prioritize home repairs and transform property weaknesses into strengths.

It may be beneficial to remove clutter from inside your house and enhance your residence's curb appeal too. That way, you can make it easy for homebuyers to fall in love with your house whenever they view it.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a home selling professional who is happy to help you navigate the property selling journey. In fact, he or she will make it easy to minimize stress from the moment you list your house to the day you complete your home closing.

Usually, a real estate agent will learn about you and your home selling goals and craft a custom property selling strategy. A real estate agent next will set up home showings and open house events to promote your residence to prospective buyers. And if a buyer submits an offer to purchase your home, a real estate agent will help you decide whether to accept, reject or counter this proposal.

Let's not forget about a real estate agent's industry expertise, either. A real estate agent understands the ins and outs of the house selling journey. And if you ever have concerns or questions about selling your home, a real estate agent is ready to respond to them.

The home selling journey may seem daunting at first. But ultimately, there is no need to stress as you prepare to list your house. Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and you can boost the likelihood of a worry-free home selling experience.




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Posted by Renee Prunier on 12/10/2018

This Single-Family in Oxford, MA recently sold for $249,900. This Cape style home was sold by Renee Prunier - RE/MAX Acclaim.


55 Walnut Street, Oxford, MA 01540

Single-Family

$249,900
Price
$249,900
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Welcome Home!! Nothing to do here but move in. Open Kitchen / Dining area with Tile flooring, Granite Counters & Stainless Appliances. Bathroom has new Vanity and Tile flooring. Bright and Sunny Living room and 3rd bedroom with oversized closet also offered on the 1st floor. Wide hardwood stairway leads to 2 Large bedrooms. Both rooms have been freshly painted and brand new laminate flooring installed. Finished Basement and 1st floor mud room offers additional living space. Large level fenced in back yard with garden areas and storage shed. Hot water tank recently replaced, Oil tank replaced in 2017, Siding and Windows were repalced in 2004 and Roof was done in 2003. Title V in hand. Great house, Great neighborhood Setting with quick access to the cener of town and Rte 395. Quick closing available.

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