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What’s My Needham MA Home Worth?

What's My Needham Home Worth

Selling your home

Your career is taking your out of Needham MA. You are considering taking a loan against your home equity for the business you’ve just started. You are planning to upgrade because your family is growing.

You’ve been in your home for a long time and would simply like to know how much it is worth now.

Any of those might be your reason for wanting to know your Needham home’s worth.

How do you find a reliable source of your home’s value?

There are several ways you can have an estimate of your home’s value.

You can use any of the free home value estimator online, but do not expect the number to be accurate, nor use it as your home’s listing price. With our generation’s dependency on computers, it is an easy matter to use an online home estimator.

There is no denying that computers are efficient in crunching numbers, assessing huge amounts of data, and producing data fast. When it comes to estimating your home, however, do not expect your estimated home worth to be close to its market value.

Most online home value estimator gets it data from County Records like Registry of Deeds and Tax Assessment Office, which are not reliable nor accurate because many homeowners don’t include all the upgrades they’ve done on their tax returns.

There are also states which have non-disclosure agreement so none of the online home estimators will know how many homes in these areas sell for. If you’ve made any improvements to your home in the last six months to one year, none of these online home estimators will include that in their data.

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Who should you turn for an accurate home valuation?

The best way to know the value of your Needham MA home for sale is with a professional real estate agent like me.

What do I bring to the table?

  1. Listing price assistance. Your home’s price is a crucial matter. You want its right value of so it will sell fast. With my help, and using real estate tools like CMA and MLS, I can help guide you to the listing price best for your home.
  2. My skills and experience.  When you want real estate expertise, talk to agents who have long been in the business, who have the skills needed, and who have the integrity to do what should be done even without monitoring.
  3. My familiarity with the real estate market in Needham CA. My knowledge of the real estate market in this area will help in planning and prepping your home to sell fast.

I deal with properties daily. I know the valuation process by heart. I know what upgrades have high returns, which home features should be the focus during the staging, and what home buyers are looking for.

Most importantly, I love helping people find or sell their homes. I understand how scary it is to place the biggest investment you’ve made, your Needham MA home for sale.  Let me help you make your real estate journey as smooth and stress-free as possible.

When you are ready to have your home assessed,  call me, Sheila Moylan, at 781-956-6591. I can provide you a free valuation of your Westwood MA home and give you the help and commitment your home deserves.

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What Affordable Improvements Will Add Value to My Needham MA Home for Sale?

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Planning to sell your home?

When the time has come put your Needham MA home up for sale, your first question is probably “How much can I sell it for?”. The next one is probably “How do I add value to it?”.

If you are thinking of boosting the value of your home but have a limited budget, there are many things you can do that will yield high returns. You just have to know which home renovations or improvements to do, because some renovations don’t pay off.

Top 5 most affordable home improvements

Here are some home improvements that won’t break the bank but can easily add thousands of dollars to your home’s worth.

1. An efficient and updated kitchen

Home buyers love a spacious and updated kitchen. Your budget may not allow you to replace all the kitchen appliances, but there are still some things you can do to upgrade the look of the kitchen, making it look nearly new.

Make sure that the kitchen is clean and tidy, and replaced any cracked tiles.

Replace the faucet and change the light fixtures to brighter and more energy efficient ones. This instantly improves the appeal of your kitchen.

If your budget can still be stretched, give your cabinets a makeover. Replacing the cabinetry can be expensive, but you can replicate the look by replacing the door handles, cleaning and sanding over areas with scratches, and giving the cabinets a fresh coat of paint.

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2. Inexpensive bathroom upgrades

Next to the kitchen, bathrooms are the next most visited place in the house by home buyers.  

Enhance your bathroom’s appeal by ensuring it is clean.

Replace doorknobs and cabinet handles with new ones.

If you are using frosted glass in the shower, replace it with clear glass.  

Update the lighting fixtures. Doing all these things can give your bathroom an updated look without breaking the bank.

3. Create space.

Home buyers love homes with open spaces, the seamless blend of living space from the living room to the kitchen.

Remove any non-structural walls that close in the room.

Another way you can create space is by rearranging furniture. Put the heavy objects close to the walls and as far from the entrance as possible.

4. Clear the clutter.

Remove any unnecessary decorations or furniture. You may not add space to the square footage of your Needham MA home for sale, but you can make it appear larger.

Store or throw away any unneeded furnitures to open up the space, making the home look bigger.

5. Paint, paint, paint

This is the oldest trick in the book of home improvements because it is effective.

Giving your home a new coat of paint and sticking to neutral colors can do wonders for your home. It gives the impression that your Needham MA home for sale is properly kept and well-maintained.

6. Enhance your home’s curb appeal.

Never discount the effect of curb appeal to home buyers.

You have probably heard this a million times, but a beautiful lawn, well placed shrubs and a swept walkway gives a great impression. The first impression is important when you want to attract buyers to your Incline Village home for sale.

Cleaning and sprucing up your lawn is not expensive. Adding a window box with colorful flowers enhances the appeal and catches a buyer’s attention.

These minimal home improvements will not cost you much but they can add value to your home’s worth. Remember, your home value is what the buyer thinks your home is worth. Clean, repair, upgrade and stage for results that add value to your home.

Ready to sell your home? Call me, Sheila Moylan, at 781-956-6591. With my expertise and skills, you can be sure your Needham MA home is well taken care of.

In case you cannot view this video here, please click the link below to view What Affordable Improvements Will Add Value to My Needham MA Home for Sale? on my YouTube channel: