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What is a Good Picture Worth?

by Alisa Coyle

When looking to purchase a home, the first thing that a potential buyer will often see is the online photos. This means that it is crucial that these photos on your home’s listing are as compelling as they can be. Thankfully, the real estate professionals at Greater Boston Realty have you covered. We will take professional photos of your home that will have buyers hungry to come visit in person.

As you prepare to sell your home, you must practice looking at it with a buyer’s eyes. Be impartial and make realistic decisions about how you should improve your property so that it will be seen in the best possible light.

Often, the first photo on your listing will be the front of your home. These exterior photos will be the buyer’s first impression of your home, so make them count! This may mean power washing the driveway and sidewalk, or planting some seasonal flowers for an added touch of color.

For the photos taken inside your home, your potential buyers will need to be able to envision themselves living inside the home. For optimal appeal, you should hide any personal items, including family photos. The more your home looks like a model home, the better your reception will likely be.

Looking for a Boston Realtor to help you sell your home fast and for top dollar? Look no further than Greater Boston Realty. Our agents will optimize your home’s listing and can give you lots of tips for what you can do to make sure that your home is ready to sell. For more information, call our office at 617-469-4040.



First Time Home Buying in Boston

by Alisa Coyle

The saying goes “There’s a first time for everything” and that goes for home buying, too. At some point, everyone goes through the home buying process for the first time – but it doesn’t have to be confusing or scary. Here are a few tips from the Massachusetts real estate professionals about how to buy your first home in Boston:

Take advantage of the First Time Home Buyer programs in the area. If you’re new to the home buying process, you have a lot to learn. The first step in the process should be taking a class where you can learn about the steps that you will need to take in order to purchase your first home. In fact, taking one of these courses is often required for several local first-time homebuyer programs and loan programs. Check out the classes offered by the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance to learn more.

It is also important to make a ‘wish list’ for your home. Make sure that you get all decision makers involved, and consider what is a ‘need’ and what is a ‘want’ when it comes to the home you will buy. You should also decide in advance if you are willing to do any work on the home that you purchase, or if you want something that is ready to move into.

The other key to a smooth first-time home buying experience is having a great real estate agent to guide you through the process. Call Greater Boston Realty at 617-469-4040 to set up a meeting with a qualified Boston real estate professional that you can trust. Our real estate agents know the comparable sales data in the area and can help you navigate the market to find the home of your dreams.



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