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When you own a condominium, even if you’re entrance is street level, you're not really in charge of the common area or the building's exterior. All the entries look alike, and some even enter from hallways. So, how do you differentiate your home from the four or five others that are for sale in your complex?

Try these simple steps to give your place the edge:

  • Mind the door. While you may not be able to paint your condominium door a bright, trendy color, you can take a few moments to make sure it is clean and free from scuffs and finger marks. Use a whisk broom to brush off all dust, debris, and detritus that collects in the grooves and trim. If the door is wood, use a mild solution of a wood-safe soap to wash down the door, inside and out. Then, shine the door up with furniture polish so that it glows. If the door is metal or painted, use a gentle mixture of dish soap and water to remove grease and grime.
  • Make it shine. Clean any glass in the door or sidelights with a vinegar and water solution or an appropriate glass cleaner. Use a metal cleaner on the door handle, deadbolts, and any metal trim, including the trim around the peephole, and shine up the fisheye lens too.
  • Don’t forget the threshold. With a clean door, you’re already ahead of the game, but take a moment to sweep off the threshold (the wood or metal strip below the door), and all around the edges of the stoop or entry. Even when your doorway is in an interior hallway, the regular building cleaners may not get that extra dust and leftover dirt in the corners. Use your vacuum cleaner to suck away the last crumbs.
  • Be welcoming. Set a fresh new welcome mat in front of your door and add a flower pot of bright blooms if you’re allowed. For interior doors, a tasteful wreath or swag on the door highlights your entry. Be careful to avoid going “over-the-top” though. Simple and elegant is best.
  • Clear the entry. Your real control of the "appeal" starts once the door opens. Keep the entryway as open and uncluttered as possible. Move furniture away from the entry area to give it a more expansive feel. Keep décor simple, warm, and inviting. Avoid anything the potential buyer might bump into upon entering as that tends to leave the impression of small and crowded. 
  • Lighten things up. Put the best possible light on the subject. Take time to upgrade the bulbs in your entry lights (inside and out) to “daylight” LEDs for a friendly, well-lit glow.

A warm, inviting entrance sets the tone for the rest of the home, so give yours the edge it deserves.



107-109 Walk Hill Street, Boston, MA 02130

Jamaica Plain's Forest Hills

Condo

$379,000
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Charming and affordable 2 bedroom first floor condo in super convenient locale near Forest Hills T stop. This condo features hardwood floors, newer heating, renovated bath and new roof. Private deck for entertaining. Beautiful landscaped backyard with raised garden and fire pit area. Plenty of extra storage in the basement. Parking includes one garage spot plus second space in the driveway. Steps away from local shops and restaurants. Minutes from Arboretum and Franklin Park Zoo.
Open House
Saturday
July 20 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 107-109 Walk Hill Street, Boston, MA 02130    Get Directions

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107-109 Walk Hill Street, Boston, MA 02130

Jamaica Plain's Forest Hills

Condo

$379,000
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Charming and affordable 2 bedroom first floor condo in super convenient locale near Forest Hills T stop. This condo features hardwood floors, newer heating, renovated bath and new roof. Private deck for entertaining. Beautiful landscaped backyard with raised garden and fire pit area. Plenty of extra storage in the basement. Parking includes one garage spot plus second space in the driveway. Steps away from local shops and restaurants. Minutes from Arboretum and Franklin Park Zoo.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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This Condo in Watertown, MA recently sold for $553,000. This Rowhouse style home was sold by Stockman Farrar Group - REALTY EXECUTIVES.


179 Spruce St., Watertown, MA 02472

East Watertown

Condo

$519,000
Price
$553,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Gut renovated in 2016! 2 bedroom condo in the East End of Watertown, steps from the expanding Arsenal Yards and a stone's throw from both Cambridge and Brighton. Open Concept, first floor unit with hardwood floors throughout and tons of natural light pouring in. Custom Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and in-unit laundry. Property includes 1 garage parking spot and a second off-street spot. Additional features include; direct access to basement storage, private back deck and shared back yard. Come check it out! Open house times: 4/25 5:30pm - 7pm, 4/27 12pm - 2pm, and 4/28 11am - 1pm. OFFER DEADLINE: 5PM MONDAY, 4/29.

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107-109 Walk Hill Street, Boston, MA 02130

Jamaica Plain's Forest Hills

Condo

$399,000
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Charming and affordable 2 bedroom first floor condo in super convenient locale near Forest Hills T stop. This condo features hardwood floors, newer heating, renovated bath and new roof. Private deck for entertaining. Beautiful landscaped backyard with raised garden and fire pit area. Plenty of extra storage in the basement. Parking includes one garage spot plus second space in the driveway. Steps away from local shops and restaurants. Minutes from Arboretum and Franklin Park Zoo.
Open House
Sunday
June 30 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 107-109 Walk Hill Street, Boston, MA 02130    Get Directions

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