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Posted by Austin Realty Group on 7/7/2020

There is no surefire formula to craft the perfect home listing. Instead, a seller must allocate the necessary time and resources to ensure a listing hits the mark with buyers. If a seller fails to do so, this individual may struggle to stir up interest in his or her home. Perhaps worst of all, this seller's home may linger on the real estate market for an extended period of time.

Ultimately, there are lots of things a seller can do to craft an engaging and informative home listing. These include:

1. Focus on the Positives

Think about why a buyer may consider your house over other available properties. Then, you'll be better equipped than ever before to highlight your home's positive aspects in your listing.

It may be beneficial to consider what makes your house unique as well. If you include details that show buyers why your home is a one-of-a-kind residence, you may be able to increase the likelihood that buyers will want to view your house in-person.

2. Provide Accurate Information

There is no reason to stretch the truth in your home listing. In fact, doing so may actually slow down the home selling process. But if you include accurate information about your residence in your listing, a buyer can use your listing to determine if your house is the right choice based on his or her individual needs.

When it comes to crafting an effective home listing, a straightforward approach is ideal. Thus, avoiding jargon is crucial, particularly if you want your listing to make a positive impression on buyers.

3. Include High-Resolution Images

Although your listing may include great information about your house, you may want to incorporate high-resolution images of your residence into your listing. That way, you can show buyers the true beauty of your house.

Of course, before you take photos of your home's interior and exterior, you should perform house cleaning and maintenance. Because if you incorporate photos into your listing that portray your house in a negative light, it may be difficult to generate interest in your residence.

For those who require extra help as they put together a home listing, working with a real estate agent may be a good idea. A real estate agent is a house selling expert who can help you create a listing that matches your expectations.

Typically, a real estate agent will meet with a home seller and learn about this individual's property selling goals. He or she next will help a seller craft a listing. Finally, when a listing is ready, a real estate agent will add a seller's residence to the housing market and promote the home to buyers.

To achieve the best-possible results during the home selling journey, it helps to craft a listing that is easy to understand and provides valuable information about a house. Thanks to the aforementioned tips, you can create a home listing that may help you garner interest in your residence as soon as it becomes available.





Posted by Austin Realty Group on 6/30/2020

Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash

After a long day at work or running errands, wouldn't it be nice to walk in the door and have a healthy and hot meal waiting for you? Even better -- how about a meal that can be cooked in one pot, so that cleanup is a breeze?

This macaroni and cheese slow cooker dish is that meal. It's very easy to make. You won't even have to boil the pasta ahead of time. All you'll need to do is toss everything into a crock pot and allow the macaroni and cheese to slowly cook for approximately three to four hours. This is a perfect recipe if you work near your home and can stop by on your lunch break to get this meal started.

And while most people really love a good homemade macaroni and cheese, we do understand that it can feel a bit sinful and heavy at times. That’s why we prefer this lighter, healthier version that still gives you all the warm, cheese-y goodness found in tradition mac and cheese.

Some of the healthier changes we've made to this recipe to include using a mixture of cauliflower florets and high-fiber elbow macaroni in place of regular pasta. When slow cooked in a crockpost, the cauliflower florets develop a texture that is very similar to pasta. Do you have vegetable-phobic eaters in your family? No worries. Your picky eaters may not even notice the mild-tasting cauliflower since it will be enveloped in cheese.

This recipe makes approximately six servings.

Ingredients:

12 ounces high-fiber elbow macaroni

1 cup finely chopped cauliflower florets

3 cups sharp shredded cheddar cheese, divided

2 1/2 cups low-fat milk

1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk

Salt and pepper to taste

Optional: 1 to 2 jalapenos, seeded and minced

Directions:

  1. Add the pasta, florets, half the cheese, the milk and evaporated milk into a crock pot.
  2. Stir the ingredients until well mixed.
  3. Set your crock pot on its low setting and allow the ingredients to cook for approximately three to four hours. If you will be home, you may want to give the ingredients a stir at about the two-hour mark.
  4. Check your macaroni and cheese after three hours to see if most of the liquid is absorbed. If so, sprinkle the rest of your cheese over the top of your dish.
  5. Allow the mixture to cook for another 15 to 25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the liquid has been absorbed.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Optional: If you prefer your macaroni and cheese to be spicy, you can add the sliced jalapenos for a bit of a zingy pop.




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Posted by Austin Realty Group on 6/23/2020

A home showing is a valuable opportunity for a buyer, as it enables him or her to walk through a residence and find out what a house is all about. At the same time, a single home showing may be insufficient.

Ultimately, there are many reasons why you may want to schedule a follow-up house showing, and these include:

1. You can get responses to any unanswered home questions.

A second home showing gives you the chance to gain additional insights into a residence. Thus, if you failed to get answers to certain home questions during an initial showing, you may want to schedule a follow-up showing.

Of course, it often helps to craft a list of questions prior to a showing. This list will help you learn about all aspects of a residence.

2. You can analyze any potential problem areas in-detail.

If you want to get a close look at various home issues, you may want to schedule a second showing. That way, you can assess these problems in-detail and determine your next step in the homebuying journey.

Sometimes, it helps to bring a home improvement professional with you during a house showing. If you have a friend or family member who is a home improvement expert, for example, you may want to bring him or her along for a follow-up property showing. This home improvement expert then can provide comprehensive insights into the condition of the house.

3. You can determine if a house matches your expectations.

If you are still on the fence about a home following an initial showing, it never hurts to take a second look at this house in-person. Because if you attend a second home showing and find a house matches your expectations, you then can submit an offer to purchase this residence. On the other hand, if you discover a home is not a great fit for you during a second property showing, you can continue your search for your dream residence.

As you navigate the homebuying journey, it generally is a good idea to hire a real estate agent, too. This housing market professional will go above and beyond the call of duty to help you find a terrific residence that you can enjoy for years to come.

Typically, a real estate agent will teach you about the homebuying journey and offer tips to help you prepare for property showings. He or she also will attend a home showing with you and respond to your concerns and questions. Plus, if you want to schedule a follow-up home showing or submit an offer to purchase a residence, a real estate agent is happy to help.

When it comes to navigating the homebuying journey, it usually is beneficial to err on the side of caution. Therefore, if you strive to learn as much as possible about a home after an initial showing, you should schedule a follow-up showing. By doing so, you can perform a full home analysis and determine if a house is right for you.




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Posted by Austin Realty Group on 6/16/2020

Before you list your house, you'll need to establish a competitive price for it. That way, you can increase the likelihood of stirring up plenty of interest in your house as soon as it becomes available.

Now, let's take a look at three best practices for pricing your home.

1. Evaluate the Real Estate Market

The current real estate market's conditions can impact your ability to sell your residence. However, if you study the real estate market closely, you can differentiate between a buyer's and seller's market and plan accordingly.

In a buyer's market, the number of home sellers exceeds the number of homebuyers. As such, you likely will need to establish an aggressive price right away to separate your house from the competition.

On the other hand, a seller's market favors home sellers over homebuyers. If you're operating in a seller's market, you may be better equipped than ever before to earn a significant profit.

To differentiate between a buyer's and seller's market, examine the prices of recently sold homes and available homes in your area. This housing market data can provide deep insights into the current state of the housing market. Plus, this data can help you understand how your residence stacks up against the competition.

2. Conduct a Home Appraisal

Ultimately, a home appraisal can make a world of difference for any home seller, at any time.

During a home appraisal, a professional appraiser will examine your house both inside and out. Then, this appraiser will offer a valuation of your property based on his or her findings.

A home appraisal involves an evaluation of the current condition of your home, your house's age and your neighborhood. Therefore, if you complete a home appraisal, you should have no trouble using the appraisal results to help establish a fair price for your residence.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to selling a house, there is no need to work alone. Fortunately, if you collaborate with a real estate agent, you can receive expert insights into all aspects of the home selling cycle.

A real estate agent is happy to meet with you and learn about your home selling goals. Next, this housing market professional will offer home pricing recommendations, ensuring you can make an informed decision about how to price your house.

In addition, a real estate agent will go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure you can enjoy a seamless home selling experience. This housing market professional will promote your residence to large groups of homebuyers, set up home showings and open houses and put together an engaging and informative home listing. Also, a real estate agent will always keep you up to date about any offers on your home.

Looking to list your home in the near future? Use the aforementioned best practices, and you can establish a competitive price for your residence and boost your chances of a fast, profitable home sale.





Posted by Austin Realty Group on 6/14/2020

Unique Contemporary Ranch in a fine neighborhood of adjourning streets. Walk into a world of wonder with a fascinating array of glass windows and sunken great room. A gourmet kitchen with vaulted ceiling and maple cabinets, granite countertops and an Elite Kenmore Stove. Hardwood floors throughout the first floor. Bright and beautiful 18x12 atrium with vaulted ceiling and pellet stove. Master bedroom has it's own full bath. 2 additional bedrooms with double closet and hardwood floors. When you enter the lower level you will have more space to entertain or expand for the extended family. A kitchenette and full bath makes this lower level a convenient amenity. Access from Cambridge Street or Wilmington Road gives great access to many locations close to public transportation. Burlington is a great location near Boston, beaches and lakes region. Lahey Medical Center is just a couple of miles as well as many shopping areas and flavorful restaurants.

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