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Posted by Susan Brown & Stephanie Smith on 1/17/2019

Most people enjoy surrounding themselves with bright colors. Blues, purples, reds, and greens add personality to your home and bring you joy. They may set off your furniture or your favorite art. When you decorate your own home, you tend towards colors and styles that make you happy. However, as you've probably noticed even in your own family, different colors have different means for each person. While you might love that salmon pink wall, your potential buyer might not be able to get past the cat-food reference.

In addition to simple preference, an estimated ten percent or more of the population suffers from some form of color blindness, and most of them don't even realize it. Two main kinds of color blindness exist: you've probably heard of the more common red/green color blindness, but a blue/yellow color blindness exists as well that confuses blue and yellow with violet. That means the gorgeous pale yellow you chose might look like a bright violet to them. If a buyer knows about their color blindness, they plan for it, but most sufferers have no idea, they've just always seen colors this way.

You donít want to turn off a promising buyer because you chose colors that were too bright, or didnít account for variations in color blindness. A lot of buyers may not actually be color blind, but instead, become blinded by your palette. If buyers can't visualize the room with their belongings and their family, they won't want to purchase the home.

The Solution: Go Neutral

In the past, real estate and staging professionals used to solve this problem by asking clients to paint their entire home white. While white will still work, you can also benefit from using one of the other modern neutral tones. These off-white and gray sophisticated palettes can compliment your existing furniture and architectural features. Paint manufacturers and interior designers are always trying new neutral tones by adding warm or cool undertones to whites and grays. Check out the latest palettes for your season and use them to keep some color, dimension, and depth to your walls without overpowering your potential buyers' ability to picture the home the way they want it.

One long-lasting trend is to use some darker neutral on the walls balanced by bright white trim. This combination has a brightening effect around window and doors and evokes a warm response in many buyers. Make sure to check the trends in your area, since some regions will prefer one set of neutrals over another. In some areas, soft blues and greens work well for neutral tones.

Talk to your local real estate professional about the best painting choices for your property before investing in ten gallons of white.




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Posted by Susan Brown & Stephanie Smith on 1/10/2019

The home selling journey varies from person to person. If an individual prepares for this journey, he or she may be better equipped than others to avoid problems along the way. On the other hand, an individual who is unprepared for the property selling journey may struggle to achieve the best-possible results.

There are many things that an individual can do to enjoy a memorable home selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prepare for the house selling journey.

1. Upgrade Your House's Curb Appeal

How your house looks to prospective buyers can have far-flung effects on your home selling experience. If you allocate time and resources to enhance your residence's curb appeal, you could make your house an attractive choice to dozens of potential buyers.

Upgrading your house's curb appeal can be simple. For example, mowing the lawn and trimming the hedges generally won't take long to complete and can help your residence impress potential buyers. You can always repair or replace any damaged home siding as well.

If you require additional help with home exterior upgrades, contractors are available in cities and towns nationwide. In fact, these professionals can help you quickly improve your residence's curb appeal.

2. Set a Competitive Initial Asking Price

It is important to establish a competitive initial asking price for your residence, regardless of whether you are operating in a buyer's or seller's market. Otherwise, you risk alienating potential buyers Ė something that may result in a time-intensive home selling journey.

To set a competitive initial asking price for your home, it may be beneficial to analyze local housing market data. Compare and contrast your home versus similar residences that are available in your city or town, and you can use these insights to price your residence accordingly.

In addition, you can hire a home appraiser before you list your house. A home appraiser will provide a property valuation that you can use to establish an aggressive price for your residence.

3. Hire a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a difference-maker during the home selling journey, and for good reason. This housing market professional understands what it takes to sell a home and will do whatever it takes to help you enjoy a fast, profitable house selling experience.

Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent will develop a personalized home selling strategy for you. Thus, if you want to sell your residence as quickly as possible, a real estate agent will help you do just that. Or, if you want to optimize the earnings from your house sale, a real estate agent will go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure you can get the best price for your house.

As you prepare to add your house to the real estate market, there is no need to worry. Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and you can boost the likelihood of enjoying a seamless property selling experience.




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Posted by Susan Brown & Stephanie Smith on 1/3/2019

The bathroom is a room of sanctuary in the home. It is the one room where, for the most part, you can find cherished, quiet time all to yourself. Even if it means locking the door to keep the kids out for the best two minutes of your day.

Which is probably why creating a spa-like bathroom is a top trend at the moment. The best part about this trend is that it doesnít have to be obviously trendy. Itís about subtle, minimalistic details that are both functional and visually appealing.   

For those looking to invest in renovating their bathroom with a nod to both current and future styles to come here are six spa-like features that are fully functional and will transcend time.  

A European-style walk-in shower is the epitome of a spa-like bathroom right now. Open any magazine or click through any Pinterest board and you would think this is the only style of shower available.

Not only does a walk-in style open up the room adding dynamic space but it is also incredibly functional. Especially if you plan to age in place. The walk-in showers lack a ledge or lip is ideal for those with limited mobility. So whether it be from age or a wild new move at your dance class you wonít have to worry about tripping.

A popular addition to the walk-in shower is a shower bench. Typically, tiled to match the rest of the shower area it offers a space to relax and the option to slow down and enjoy your You time. Wooden shower benches are another popular option cropping up in the pages of editorial spreads everywhere. A shower bench is also another great feature to have for future planning and certainly more stylish than those plastic chairs.

Due to the style of a walk-in shower, many homeowners are skipping having the addition of a tub altogether. Many people have found that after investing in a luxurious deep soak tub they just donít make the time to use it. However, those who do enjoy a good soak opt for a free-standing tub. This separation of shower and tub allows for the tub itself to take a spotlight and emphasize the luxurious nature of your bathroom.

Another old favorite being ushered out is the medicine cabinet. Instead, homeowners are installing a large mirror that is a work of art and statement piece. The most popular shape of the moment is the circle. You may find that your new home already comes with a builder-grade mirror that just needs some creative details to spruce it up. Add trim board in your color and finish of choice to give it a whole new lease on life.  




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Posted by Susan Brown & Stephanie Smith on 12/30/2018

This Single-Family in Yarmouth, MA recently sold for $310,000. This style home was sold by Susan Brown & Stephanie Smith - Kinlin Grover Real Estate.


24 Raymond Avenue , Yarmouth, MA 02664

South Yarmouth

Single-Family

$315,000
Price
$310,000
Sale Price

7
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Looking for space? Check out this Generously sized 3 bedroom, 2 bath Raised Ranch with many updates in a great location. Up the stairs you will find an open living room with fireplace & dining room area overlooking kitchen with newer appliances. Bright family room off kitchen with door to back deck and stairs to fenced in yard. Hardwood floors throughout first floor and in all 3 bedrooms. Central air condition too! Updates include; 7 new Harvey windows, new septic installed in 2014, 2015 gas water heater & new garage door. The lower level could offer so much more living space if you just add your finishing touches. Level yard with fire pit and play area. Near Dennis Yarmouth school, where you can hear/watch summer league baseball games. Close to shops, restaurants & beach. Must see!

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Posted by Susan Brown & Stephanie Smith on 12/28/2018

This Single-Family in Plymouth, MA recently sold for $468,500. This Colonial style home was sold by Susan Brown & Stephanie Smith - Kinlin Grover Real Estate.


541 Raymond Rd, Plymouth, MA 02360

Single-Family

$474,900
Price
$468,500
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Located in the Pine Hollow section of The Ponds of Plymouth...This bright, spacious and beautiful 9 room 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bathroom home is waiting for you. Large eat in kitchen with NEW granite counter tops, NEW gorgeous quartzite top center island, NEW stainless steel appliances, sink and faucet. Beautiful red oak hardwood floors floors stripped and refinished with rubio monocoat May of 2018. Large family room with gas fireplace. Custom blinds in both kitchen and family room. Cathedral foyer, Open floor plan living room to dining room. MasterBed, masterbath and large walk in closet. Most of the lighting has been upgraded. Great corner lot with Irrigation. Sliders off kitchen to deck in the lovely backyard and the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or tea. 2 car garage and full basement. Furnace is prepped for AC, you just need the condenser. Many upgrades. Vinyl siding for easy maintenance. Beach rights to Whites Pond.

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