Titine Joyce - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Scituate



Posted by Titine Joyce on 1/7/2021

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One of the most important things you can do before you list your home for sale is to stage it. Home staging refers to arranging the home’s furnishings and decor so it looks as good as possible. In other words, you use the decor and furnishings to make the home look like a showroom, so buyers walk in and feel instantly at home. This can help your house sell more quickly and for a better price. If you’re interested in starting the home staging process, here’s how to do it.

1. Tackle the Clutter

Clutter is the enemy of a fast home sale. It makes a home look crowded and unkempt. Purge and clean until your home looks as empty as possible. This may mean sending some items to storage while the home’s on the market, but the more you can get out of the house, the better.

2. Arrange the Furniture Well

Next, change the arrangement of your furniture. Often you will need to remove some pieces to make the home look larger.

In the living areas, pull couches, chairs and tables away from walls to allow them to float in the room. This actually makes the room look larger and inviting. Use an area rug to create a chatting area.

In bedrooms, make sure there is plenty of space on the floor showing. Get rid of a nightstand or dresser if you need to temporarily, so the home looks larger.

3. De-Personalize the Home

As you go through your home to stage it, look for things that are highly personal to your family. Family pictures, children’s artwork, or an heirloom item that has meaning to you, but does not add to the home’s look, can all be removed. You want the home to look and feel like a perfectly staged model home, not your personal, comfortable space.

4. Keep it Neutral

If you need to paint a room or add a piece of decor, make it as neutral as possible. Again, this will help buyers feel at home, no matter what their personal tastes may be. Bright colors are best avoided when staging a home.

5. Clean and Repair

Cleaning your home as you stage it is unlike any other cleaning you have done. You need to clean it as deeply as you can so that it shines from top to bottom. This shows that you take care of your home, and makes buyers feel more confident that they won’t be purchasing a lemon. In addition, patch and repair anything you find, including holes and scratches in the paint.

Staging a home is a bit time consuming, but the rewards are worth the effort. About half of all buyers’ agents report that home staging changes how a buyer views a home. You want the buyer to have a positive experience in your home, so stage it well!




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Posted by Titine Joyce on 3/11/2020


36 Ladds Way, Scituate, MA 02066

Condo

$579,900
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to James Landing! Immaculate Condo with One Floor Living offering stunning views of the Herring River and Atlantic Ocean. Open floor plan with Living Room and Dining Room combination with built-in enclosed wet bar and fireplace. Full glass windows and sliders take in the awesome views from multiple rooms. Master Bedroom Suite with private access to the porch. Dramatic 46' covered Porch which continues to take in the tranquil expanse for lazy days or gatherings. Gas heat, central air, 1 car garage. Scenic trails take you to the heated swimming pool and Club House which offers a kitchen, grill and showers- great for Summer entertaining. Short distance to Scituate's local beaches, golf courses, commuter rail and best of all, Scituate Harbor with it's many boutiques and shops, ice cream rendezvous, diversified restaurants and movies. If nature's beauty, easy living and a seaside lifestyle are on your dream list, this is the home for you!
Open House
Saturday
March 14 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Come see this immaculate 1 floor Condo with magnificent views of the river, the marsh and the Atlantic!
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Location: 36 Ladds Way, Scituate, MA 02066    Get Directions

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Posted by Titine Joyce on 3/5/2020


36 Ladds Way, Scituate, MA 02066

Condo

$579,900
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to James Landing! Immaculate Condo with One Floor Living offering stunning views of the Herring River and Atlantic Ocean. Open floor plan with Living Room and Dining Room combination with built-in enclosed wet bar and fireplace. Full glass windows and sliders take in the awesome views from multiple rooms. Master Bedroom Suite with private access to the porch. Dramatic 46' covered Porch which continues to take in the tranquil expanse for lazy days or gatherings. Gas heat, central air, 1 car garage. Scenic trails take you to the heated swimming pool and Club House which offers a kitchen, grill and showers- great for Summer entertaining. Short distance to Scituate's local beaches, golf courses, commuter rail and best of all, Scituate Harbor with it's many boutiques and shops, ice cream rendezvous, diversified restaurants and movies. If nature's beauty, easy living and a seaside lifestyle are on your dream list, this is the home for you!
Open House
Sunday
March 08 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Wonderful Condo with Awesome Views. One floor Living, open floor plan, immaculate condition, great floor plan!
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Location: 36 Ladds Way, Scituate, MA 02066    Get Directions

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Posted by Titine Joyce on 2/6/2020


152 Vernon Road, Scituate, MA 02066

Single-Family

$589,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
4 bedroom Garrison Colonial in a sought-after neighborhood on a picturesque and quiet street. Sparkling, newly refinished hardwood floors thru-out. Spacious entry foyer with a 1/2 guest bath, large welcoming Living Room with a handsome fireplace and picture windows taking in the bucolic setting. Fully applianced eat-in Kitchen with recessed lighting and french door sliders leading to the screened-in porch, perfect for relaxing days and evenings. Formal Dining Room for family festivities plus a Family Room. 4 good sized Bedrooms and 2 full baths complete the picture. Many rooms freshly painted, raised panel wood doors, cedar hall closet, 8x6 Laundry Room. Newer Buderus Gas furnace and newer 40 gallon hot water, 200 amp electrical. Newer roof. Brand new 4 bedroom septic(front of house). Not in a flood zone. Great setting for you and your family and friends. Time to start creating great memories!
Open House
Sunday
February 09 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Come see this wonderful 4 bedroom house in a great neighborhood. Many updates including new 4 bedroom septic.
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Location: 152 Vernon Road, Scituate, MA 02066    Get Directions

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Posted by Titine Joyce on 1/30/2020


152 Vernon Road, Scituate, MA 02066

Single-Family

$589,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
4 bedroom Garrison Colonial in a sought-after neighborhood on a picturesque and quiet street. Sparkling, newly refinished hardwood floors thru-out. Spacious entry foyer with a 1/2 guest bath, large welcoming Living Room with a handsome fireplace and picture windows taking in the bucolic setting. Fully applianced eat-in Kitchen with recessed lighting and french door sliders leading to the screened-in porch, perfect for relaxing days and evenings. Formal Dining Room for family festivities plus a Family Room. 4 good sized Bedrooms and 2 full baths complete the picture. Many rooms freshly painted, raised panel wood doors, cedar hall closet, 8x6 Laundry Room. Newer Buderus Gas furnace and newer 40 gallon hot water, 200 amp electrical. Newer roof. Brand new 4 bedroom septic(front of house). Not in a flood zone. Great setting for you and your family and friends. Time to start creating great memories!
Open House
Sunday
February 02 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Great house! Great neighborhood! Great price!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 152 Vernon Road, Scituate, MA 02066    Get Directions

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