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Posted by Pat Baker on 9/29/2017

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For home sellers, transforming an ordinary kitchen into one that garners homebuyers' attention is no small feat. However, there are many quick, easy ways to clean your kitchen and ensure it will dazzle homebuyers any time they visit.

Here are three kitchen cleaning tips that every home seller needs to know.

1. Eliminate Wall Splatters.

Wall splatters can be major eyesores in any kitchen. Fortunately, home sellers who spend a few minutes identifying and addressing wall splatters can beautify their kitchens with ease.

If you notice waterborne kitchen wall splatters like ketchup, mustard or wine stains, you can use a wet cloth or paper towel to wipe away these problems immediately. Or, if you find grease stains on your kitchen walls, be sure to utilize a mix of dishwasher soap and water to minimize such issues.

Try to eliminate kitchen wall splatters as soon as you notice them. Wall splatters may become more difficult to minimize over time, and the sooner you identify them, the sooner you can eliminate them altogether.

2. Clean Out the Refrigerator.

Homebuyers will examine every nook and cranny of your house, so don't be surprised if they take a look inside your refrigerator. However, if your refrigerator is messy, overloaded with leftovers or has not been cleaned out in several years, it could negatively affect a homebuyer's impression of your residence.

Even devoting a few minutes to cleaning out your refrigerator daily can make a world of difference for home sellers. Wiping down the refrigerator shelves, cleaning the refrigerator drawers and getting rid of outdated products can give your refrigerator a clean, streamlined appearance.

Don't forget to place an open box of baking soda inside your refrigerator every few months too. This box will help absorb and eliminate odors consistently.

3. Check Out Your Dishwasher and Sink.

If you run your dishwasher daily, you'll want to clean it out and ensure there are no dishes, pots, pans or cooking utensils inside of it when homebuyers visit your residence. Instead, you should try to keep your dishwasher looking pristine, as this will help you show homebuyers exactly what your kitchen has to offer.

Plus, you should keep your sink as clean as possible. Be sure to clean the sink itself after you wash dishes in it. Also, try to avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink, as this may cause odors to form that could move throughout your home.

Maintaining a clean, beautiful kitchen can be tricky, but there is always extra help available if you need it.

For example, your real estate agent may be able to offer kitchen cleaning recommendations and ensure you can find a professional cleaning company to help you beautify your kitchen. That way, you can reap the benefits of an immaculate kitchen, one that homebuyers are sure to appreciate and may enable you to speed up the home selling process.

Conduct an in-depth review of your kitchen today, and you can move closer to transforming a bland kitchen into a fabulous one.




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Posted by Pat Baker on 9/28/2017

Lovely & solid 8 room raised ranch with 2 1/2 baths on the Wellesley side of town sited on nearly a half acre of land close to Newman School. Family room with fireplace on the first floor with sliders to a deck. Bright eat in kitchen . Good sized dining room with open flow to spacious living room. The lower level has a large finished den with sliders to a beautiful backyard. Extra large garage with entry into laundry/utility room with 1/2 bath. Bring your decorating ideas and make it your own in time for the holidays. Terrific starter home in a fabulous location. New hot water heater 2017. First showings begin on Sunday October 1st from 11:30PM to 2:00PM

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Posted by Pat Baker on 9/27/2017


1514 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492

Single-Family

$699,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Lovely & solid 8 room raised ranch with 2 1/2 baths on the Wellesley side of town sited on nearly a half acre of land close to Newman School. Family room with fireplace on the first floor with sliders to a deck. Bright eat in kitchen . Good sized dining room with open flow to spacious living room. The lower level has a large finished den with sliders to a beautiful backyard. Extra large garage with entry into laundry/utility room with 1/2 bath. Bring your decorating ideas and make it your own in time for the holidays. Terrific starter home in a fabulous location. New hot water heater 2017. First showings begin on Sunday October 1st from 11:30PM to 2:00PM
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October 01 at 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
First Showings begin at Sun. 10/1 from 11:30 AM to 2PM Lovely 8 room raised ranch Features family room on the first floor directly from an eat in kitchen. The lower level has a large finished den with sliders to a beautiful backyard,. It is a walkout basement with entry from the garage to the lower level too. Bring your decorating ideas. Terrific starter home in a fabulous location. Hot Water heater 2017.
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Posted by Pat Baker on 9/27/2017


1514 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492

Single-Family

$699,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Lovely 8 room raised ranch on the Wellesley side of town sited on nearly a half acre of land close to Newman School. Features family room on the first floor directly from an eat in kitchen. The lower level has a large finished den with sliders to a beautiful backyard,. It is a walkout basement with entry from the garage to the lower level too. Bring your decorating ideas. Terrific starter home in a fabulous location. Hot Water heater 2017. First showings begin on Sunday October 1st from 11:30PM to 2:00PM
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Posted by Pat Baker on 9/23/2017



Little beats a breathtaking outdoor view. In fact, you may have bought your house because of where itís located. Large, bay windows and wide sliding doors are just two ways that you could enjoy observing nature without stepping outside.

Fantastic outdoor living options

An outdoor patio offers an excellent opportunity to take in nature. If youíre an interior design traditionalist, think outside the box on this one. Decorate your patio with a two or three-seater sofa, coffee table and end tables, similar to how you would a small indoor living room. Live in an area that enjoys cold temperatures or snow? Encase your patio in plexiglass.

Build large columns at the sides of your front walkway. Another option is to lay light brown or reddish brown cobblestone up your front walkway. Use the space for entertaining or for enjoying a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice as you survey your surroundings during the early morning.

Gardens filled with a wide assortment of tall flowers and plants break down the separation between your property and the larger outdoors. Gardens are also good because they inspire you to get outside, put your hands in the earth and help cultivate increase. Grow flowers and plants along the sides and back edge of your yard. It will serve as a gorgeous natural fence. Flowers growing in three to four large clusters in your back yard are a welcomed sight as well. Let your creativity flow. For example, if you love birds, consider placing a marble birdbath in the center of your back yard near a tree.

Donít stop with a garden. Opt for a kitchen or a den that is bordered in rows of windows. Install windows from the ceiling to the floor. Have them wrap around an entire side of your kitchen, making it easy for you to see across the back of your property for acres. Get maximum outdoor exposure by placing your kitchen island, sink and stove on the floor so that they face the windows.

More ways to bring gorgeous outdoor views into your home include opting for a home that has a bathroom window. You can get added privacy by placing the window up high enough so that no one can see inside the bathroom from outside your home.

Go for houses that have tennis courts and a swimming pool. Give yourself reasons to get outdoors. You donít need a large budget to do this. For example, instead of buying expensive porch or patio furniture, get two colorful chairs from a local housing goods store. The aim is to soak in as many natural views and outdoor experiences as you can.

Of course,the best way to enjoy beautiful, natural views at home is to buy a house thatís located near a river, lake, gurgling stream, woods, desert plain, mountains or canyon. These settings offer amazing year round natural views. Houses in these types of breathtaking settings tend to also be pricey, for the views alone. But,all is not lost. You can cut down on these housing costs by bringing Mother Nature to you.




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