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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.



Good Signs when Touring Houses


Whether you’re just thinking about purchasing a new home, or you’re well into the process, you’re probably touring many houses in nearby neighborhoods, including Jamaica Plain and Roslindale. The next time you see a home, make sure that you keep an eye out for these three positive signs:

• Level flooring is key when determining if the home’s foundation is problem free, so check floors for cracks. Also make sure that the home’s windows and doors are square, as this is another indicator of foundation issues.
• Here at Greater Boston Realty, we want to make sure that you purchase a home that has been taken care of properly. When you’re touring a home, look for signs of prompt maintenance, including fresh paint. If a homeowner has taken care of these simple fixes, they have probably kept the home’s other maintenance tasks up to date also.
• In Massachusetts, our harsh winters make plumbing issues commonplace. When touring a home, make sure that there are no signs of water damage or burst pipes. If you don’t see any water stains on the walls or ceilings, this is an indication that the home hasn’t had plumbing is-sues, or that they have been properly addressed.

If you’re looking for more advice on buying a home in Boston, look no further than the real estate experts at Greater Boston Realty. Call 617-469-4040 to make an appointment with one of our knowledgeable experts today – we want to hear what you’re looking for, and find the home that’s perfect for you.

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