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If you intend to sell your home, you may want to host a yard sale. Thanks to a yard sale, you can eliminate clutter from your residence. Furthermore, a yard sale enables you to connect with your local community and inform community members about your plans to list your house.

Ultimately, there are many ways to ensure a yard sale is an instant success. These include:

1. Determine Exactly What You Want to Sell

You know you have a lot of items you want to remove from your house before you add it to the real estate market. As such, you should allocate time and resources to determine which items to keep and which items to sell.

If you have a variety of items you intend to keep, you may want to rent a storage unit. With a storage unit, you can keep your personal belongings safe until your residence sells.

Meanwhile, with items you want to sell at your yard sale, ensure they work properly and look great. You also may want to perform research to determine a fair price for these items based on their age and condition.

2. Pick a Good Date for Your Yard Sale

A Saturday or Sunday morning is the perfect time to kick off a yard sale. Select a date and time for your yard sale, and you can start counting the days until this event takes place.

Of course, as you consider yard sale dates, be sure to avoid scheduling your yard sale on a holiday. And remember, if you start your yard sale early in the day, you can give visitors plenty of time to check out your event.

3. Promote Your Yard Sale Properly

Create yard sale posters and set them up around your community. That way, you can promote your yard sale to a large group of community members in the days leading up to your event.

In addition, you may want to promote your yard sale online. Social networks make it easy to share information about your yard sale and may help you reach many people beyond your city or town.

As you get set to sell your home and host an upcoming yard sale, you may want to reach out to a real estate agent too. A real estate agent can help you get ready for the house selling journey and ensure you can achieve the optimal results.

A real estate agent is a home selling expert who is committed to client satisfaction. He or she will help you promote your residence to prospective buyers, analyze offers to purchase your home and much more. Plus, if you have any concerns as you navigate the home selling process, a real estate agent can respond to them.

Want to sell your home in the near future? Host a yard sale, and you can move one step closer to eliminating clutter from your home and adding your residence to the housing market.


This Single-Family in Watertown, MA recently sold for $750,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Stockman Farrar Group - REALTY EXECUTIVES.


154 Worcester St, Watertown, MA 02472

Single-Family

$759,900
Price
$750,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Meticulous 4 Bedroom colonial set in one of Watertown finest neighborhoods!! This attractive home has been extremely well maintained for the past 30 years. It features a newer kitchen with brand NEW hardwood floors and granite counter tops, which opens up to a spacious dining room. Off the dining room is a cozy front to back living room with a gas fireplace. The 2nd floor features three good sized bedrooms and a tasteful modern bath. For extra room the attic has been converted to add another spacious bedroom for overflow guests or family. The back yard has been tastefully landscaped and a new Trek deck has been added to give you wonderful outdoor space. In addition there is a large family room in the lower level with a full modern bath to send the kids or add a workout or movie room. Set in the center of Watertown and within walking distance to the Elementary and Middle School, Victory field and fine local restaurants. This home checks all the boxes!!

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This Single-Family in Boston, MA recently sold for $625,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Stockman Farrar Group - REALTY EXECUTIVES.


77 Cass street, Boston, MA 02132

West Roxbury

Single-Family

$599,900
Price
$625,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Pride of ownership abounds in this charming gambrel colonial featuring,granite & stainless steel eat-in-kitchen, hardwood flooring, formal dining room, living room, mudroom, enclosed heated front porch, and half bath on the first floor; plus three skylit bedrooms and full bath on the second floor. A good-sized deck for entertaining in the coming Summer months overlooks a level, nicely landscaped yard. The garage is large enough for a car and plenty of storage. Walkable to public transportation, shops and restaurants. Please reserve a showing times on Thurs. 5/21 3-5 p.m., Fri. 5/22, 11-2 p.m., Sat. 5/23 11-3 p.m. & Sunday 11-3pm.

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The last step of any home sale is the closing. This is the time when the buyer and seller sign all the documents surrounding the sale, including the documents for the buyer’s mortgage. This is when money changes hands and, in most cases, the buyer gets the keys to the home. If you’ve never attended a closing before, or it’s been a while, here’s what you can expect.

Before the Closing

Before the closing takes place, the buyer and seller will meet at the property for a final walkthrough. This gives the buyer the chance to inspect the home to make sure nothing changed in its condition between the inspection and the closing date. Buyers will look for damage to the property or items that aren’t working properly.

Who Attends the Closing

The closing is the next step. Both the buyer and seller with their respective real estate agents will be there. If anyone used a real estate attorney, that attorney will attend. A closing agent will conduct the meeting, and the lender may send a representative. Finally, someone from the title company will be in attendance.

Presenting & Signing the Documents

The main task that takes place at closing is the signing of documents. The buyers will go through about 50 to 100 pages of documents, many of which require a signature. Many of the documents are related to the buyer’s mortgage. The buyer will need to show proof of insurance, pay the closing costs, which are typically 2 to 5 percent of the home’s value, and fund the escrow, unless the seller offered to cover closing costs. Some of the documents relating to the mortgage that the buyer will need to sign include:

  • Final loan application

  • Mortgage agreement

  • Mortgage note

  • Loan estimate and closing disclosure

  • In addition to the mortgage documents, both the seller and buyer will need to sign several things, including:

  • The property’s deed

  • Bill of sale

  • Transfer tax declarations

  • At this point, any necessary payments are made, and the closing agent will write checks for the real estate agents' commissions. As long as there are no delays for funding, the keys change hands and the buyer becomes the home’s new owner.

    Potential Problems at Closing

    Most closings happen without any issues, but there are some problems that can arise on that day. It’s on the closing day that the final approval of the mortgage takes place. If the lender finds something surprising, like a change in employment or credit history, they could deny the loan. Also, title problems can pop up at closing that went undetected during negotiations. Finally, problems found during the final walkthrough could lead to delays at closing.

    Being well prepared for closing can help both buyers and sellers avoid these types of problems. With the right knowledge ahead of time, you can walk into closing confidently, knowing your real estate transaction will be completed in just a few hours.


    This Single-Family in Bedford, MA recently sold for $505,000. This Garrison style home was sold by Stockman Farrar Group - REALTY EXECUTIVES.


    292 North Rd, Bedford, MA 01730

    Single-Family

    $525,000
    Price
    $505,000
    Sale Price

    7
    Rooms
    4
    Beds
    2
    Baths
    Attention contractors, handymen, flippers, and end users. 4 bedroom 2 full bath Garrison colonial sited on a beautiful large lot. The home has many nice features such as a front to back fireplaced living room, nice hardwood floors, 2 updated tile baths, a formal dining room with built in hutch, nice size bedrooms, 4 mini split air conditioners, and a large basement with fireplace ready to be finished. The home does have some significant deferred maintenance issues, and older eat in kitchen needing updating and/ or renovation. Get into the Bedford market at an affordable price , use your sweat equity and make this home shine. Estate sale, home sold in as-is condition.






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