Mary Moloney - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY / Merrimack Valley



Posted by Mary Moloney on 8/20/2019

If you’ve done even cursory research on selling your home, you’ve heard “curb appeal,” “curb appeals,” and “curb appeal.” Since you know that buyers hear “location,” “location,” and “location,” the best thing you can do to make your location stand out is to flaunt your stuff. That doesn’t mean you have to undertake significant landscaping projects or renovations. Consider a few simple adjustments to your home’s initial presentation to see substantial results.

First impressions

  • Neat and tidy. Before launching into expensive outdoor projects, take a moment to view your home from the street. Better yet, step across the street and take a look at your house and those of your neighbors. Do you have weeds? Is your lawn trimmed? Do you edge it along the sidewalks and flower beds? Do you have dry, yellow, or bare patches? Start with greening up the lawn. Give it some water and fertilizer. Trim it up and neaten around the edge. If you’re considering selling your home shortly, hire a professional lawn service to get your green stuff in top shape.
  • Next, look for cracks, broken hinges, shutters sitting askew, wobbly fence posts and other items that need some maintenance. You don’t need to remodel the outside if you’ve kept it sharply maintained.
  • Check your walking paths. Are there loose bricks or stones? Reset them in place. Is the concrete chipped and broken? You can tackle filling in the cracks yourself with easy mix cement from your local DIY store or hire a pro to repair it for you. Often, you don’t need to tear up the whole walkway; you can fix only the broken section.
  • Hide anything ugly. Often, it’s not what you’ve put in your yard, but things you have no choice about that hinder your curb appeal. If you have utility boxes, meters, and other eyesores that you can’t move, hide them. Place a flower bed with taller bushes to the street side of utility boxes in the lawn, or a couple of potted plants in front of a meter next to the front door. Make sure you don’t block the meter or box itself though since your utility provider needs access.
  • Add some lipstick. Put a fresh coat of paint on the front door and a coordinating color on the shutters. Make sure paint on any trim on the front of the house is not peeling or chipped.

Your property professional can advise you on the first impression improvements to complete on your home, so reach out and seek their advice.





Posted by Mary Moloney on 8/19/2019

What do you think is the best paint color to sell your house? It often seems that the best color is white since it evokes a clean canvas for the buyer. While white is an excellent color to start with, you may find that if you warm up the interior of the house just a bit, it may assist prospective buyers in feeling more at home when they walk in than stark white. Here are some excellent fresh but neutral colors to paint your house to prepare it for the market.

Colors for the Kitchen

White kitchens have been everywhere recently, but a completely white kitchen doesn't give most buyers that homey feeling that draws them in. Neutral warm or cool grays offset those beautiful white cabinets while exposing any particular architectural details. Some reports show sales increases prices with appropriately colored walls. Your agent will know which colors are most popular in your area but some to look at are Hazelnut or Lilac Gray.

Bathroom Colors

In bathrooms, blue seems to be the color of choice. A freshly painted pale blue master bath can give the buyer a sense of a spa-like retreat while deeper hues provide a room the ever-popular nautical theme.

Bedroom Colors

Home seller reports show that rooms painted a matte soft cerulean blue made a higher net profit than expected. For added appeal, try to pair the blue with white baseboards and stage the room with natural woods. Buyers want to step into a space that feels restful. 

Living Room Colors

For your living room, look for lighter beiges and warmer gray-browns. This color combination will help the room feel more cozy and welcoming. Boldly accent the beige with a white fireplace mantle and baseboards for a clean and comfortable feel. You can use some natural woods and cozy textures when staging the room.

Dining Room Colors

For the dining room, cool bluish-grays give the room a more formal appeal and instantly updates the space. Statistics showed that dining rooms painted with a bluish gray sold for higher pricing than homes with white dining rooms.

Best practices for a smaller home are to paint most rooms the same neutral color as it gives the house a more substantial feel. But, if you have a larger home, paint in such a way to highlight the architectural detail of each room while remaining neutral. If you want to have one very bright paint, make it the front door. Studies show that a brightly painted front door adds curb appeal to any home.

As always, discuss any color changes with your professional real estate agent for the best ROI and quickest sale.





Posted by Mary Moloney on 8/16/2019

This Single-Family in Chelmsford, MA recently sold for $605,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Mary Moloney - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY / Merrimack Valley.


3 RHUM CIRCLE, Chelmsford, MA 01863

North Chelmsford

Single-Family

$615,000
Price
$605,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
WELCOME to this custom built "Hick's" Colonial. Built in 1988, featuring 2380 sq. ft of living area, this home has been meticulously maintained by the original owners. Hardwood floors flow thru most of this home...from the expansive living rm > dining rm leading into the recently updated kitchen w/NEW appliances, granite island, counters & sink, opens to warm & cozy family w/updated brick fireplace. Retreat upstairs to the f>b MSuite featuring NEW HARDWOOD floors, fireplace, skylights, & a loft area w/NEW Berber carpet & NEW oak stairs...perfect for home office, exercise area, or just reading a good book. Completing this picture an enclosed porch overlooking your private waterfall & gardens. Recently added NEW GARAGE DOORS...ECONOMICAL SPLIT CENTRAL AIR...NEWER BOILER & HOT WATER ... ROOF under 10 yrs...5 zone IRRIGATION SYSTEM...let's not forget the 28x16 SHED...CUSTOM BRICK WORK & BRICK WALK WAY & so much more. A quality statement that is a true pleasure to call home!

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Posted by Mary Moloney on 8/15/2019


29 CRESTA DRIVE, Lowell, MA 01854

Pawtucketville

Single-Family

$459,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
WOW!!! This is the home you have been waiting for. Move-in ready this home has been meticulously maintained by it's original owners! Pretty and stately Raised Ranch has been completely updated and showcases, 1935+ sq.ft. of living area,... 3 bedrooms, including Master bedroom w/MBath...3 Full Baths....Hardwood Floors...Updated Kitchen w/Island, Granite Counters, Recessed Lighting & Newer SS / Black Appliances...2 Fireplaces...Sun Room...Finished LL w/ Full Bath & Bar Area..Central Air...Irrigation System..Surround Sound...Newer Roof (approx. 5 years young)...Furnace (4 years young)...Hot water tank in 2016...2 Car Garage...and SOOO Much More!!! All neatly appointed on a beautifully manicured private lot in sought after Pawtucketville cul-de-sac setting and yet, conveniently within minute to shopping in tax free NH. Homes in this neighborhood are a RARE FIND and sell quickly.....Visit this home today....It doesn't get any better than this!
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Posted by Mary Moloney on 8/15/2019

WOW!!! This is the home you have been waiting for. Move-in ready this home has been meticulously maintained by it's original owners! Pretty and stately Raised Ranch has been completely updated and showcases, 1935+ sq.ft. of living area,... 3 bedrooms, including Master bedroom w/MBath...3 Full Baths....Hardwood Floors...Updated Kitchen w/Island, Granite Counters, Recessed Lighting & Newer SS / Black Appliances...2 Fireplaces...Sun Room...Finished LL w/ Full Bath & Bar Area..Central Air...Irrigation System..Surround Sound...Newer Roof (approx. 5 years young)...Furnace (4 years young)...Hot water tank in 2016...2 Car Garage...and SOOO Much More!!! All neatly appointed on a beautifully manicured private lot in sought after Pawtucketville cul-de-sac setting and yet, conveniently within minute to shopping in tax free NH. Homes in this neighborhood are a RARE FIND and sell quickly.....Visit this home today....It doesn't get any better than this!

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