Wilmington MA Real Estate | Jonathan Parker & Sharon Kelley - RE/MAX Encore


Experienced, knowledgeable real estate agents are experts in attracting potential buyers to home showings.

When you initially meet with prospective real estate agents to determine which one would be the best fit for your needs, you can get a pretty good sense of how marketing-savvy they are.

Since marketing is one of the most important parts of their job description, a well-trained, motivated real estate agent will know how to effectively use the Internet, their network of personal contacts, and a variety of other techniques to draw in qualified prospects.

Is there anything that you, as the homeowner, can do to help market your home?

Although it's your real estate agent's role to advertise, promote, and publicize your real estate listing to targeted groups and the general public, there is one huge thing you can do to help: Try to keep your house and property looking impeccable at all times. While that goal may be easier said than done, it's worth some extra time and effort to make your home as inviting and appealing to house hunters as possible.

Here are two ways you can increase your home's marketability and help spark more interest among prospective buyers:

  1. Meticulous neatness and cleanliness gives your home instant appeal. On the other hand, a messy, disorganized home or yard will send the wrong message to people touring your house. While it may be counterproductive to have your house reeking from ammonia and harsh cleaning chemicals, keeping countertops, floors, and walls clean will help your real estate agent present your home in its best possible light. Hopefully, you'll be able to enlist the help of everyone in the family (except pets) to clean up after themselves and keep their rooms and play areas looking civilized!
  2. Help maintain curb appeal! As the cliché goes (or was it an old mouthwash commercial?): "You don't get a second chance to make a great first impression!" For that reason, it's vitally important for your lawn to look well manicured and your house to be free from peeling paint and yard clutter. Another eyesore that detracts from first impressions is the sight of weeds growing out of cracks in your driveway or walkway. The cracks, themselves, are a problem you might want to address, but the weeds (or grass) poking through them is like adding insult to injury! If you don't want to spray them with some toxic, store-bought weed killer, then research natural ways to kill weeds.
Although your real estate agent will gladly handle 99% of the marketing for your home, you can help give their efforts an important nudge by making sure your home and property always look their best!

This Single-Family in Wilmington, MA recently sold for $784,900. This Colonial style home was sold by Jonathan Parker & Sharon Kelley - RE/MAX Encore.


10 West Street, Wilmington, MA 01887

Single-Family

$784,900
Price
$784,900
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Quality construction throughout on a gorgeous 1.31 acres! Oversized 26' gourmet kitchen with center island, 6 burner cooktop, wall oven, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, wine frig, formal dining room with wainscoting, fireplaced family room, first floor office....all with gleaming hardwood floors throughout! Second floor offers master bedroom suite with private bath, plus 3 additional generous size bedrooms, second floor laundry, full bath and a full walk up attic with loads of possibilities! Three car garage perfect for all of your excess storage, lawn mower, snow blower etc. Convenient location near MBTA train station, shopping and restaurants!!

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60 Butters Row, Wilmington, MA 01887

Single-Family

$529,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Charm and character prevail in this welcoming, expansive cape nestled on a lovely acre! The open floor plan will delight any buyer who is looking for a spacious home. Oversized kitchen offers a center island and dining nook which flows to a warm and inviting family room with double closets and fireplace. The first floor also offers a living room with hardwood floors, two bedrooms with hardwood and a large full bath that complete the first floor. The second floor offers two large bedrooms as well as an office/bonus room and a full bath. New 4 bedroom septic is being installed. SUPER LOCATION near the commuter rail as well as Yentile Farm Recreational Facility. Excellent commuting location to all major routes-93 and 128. Relax and enjoy.
Open House
Sunday
May 19 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 60 Butters Row, Wilmington, MA 01887    Get Directions

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60 Butters Row, Wilmington, MA 01887

Single-Family

$529,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Charm and character prevail in this welcoming, expansive cape nestled on a lovely acre! The open floor plan will delight any buyer who is looking for a spacious home. Oversized kitchen offers a center island and dining nook which flows to a warm and inviting family room with double closets and fireplace. The first floor also offers a living room with hardwood floors, two bedrooms with hardwood and a large full bath that complete the first floor. The second floor offers two large bedrooms as well as an office/bonus room and a full bath. New 4 bedroom septic is being installed. SUPER LOCATION near the commuter rail as well as Yentile Farm Recreational Facility. Excellent commuting location to all major routes-93 and 128. Relax and enjoy.
Open House
Sunday
May 19 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 60 Butters Row, Wilmington, MA 01887    Get Directions

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As a senior citizen, selling a home and moving to a new location may prove to be difficult. Fortunately, we're here to help you take the guesswork out of packing up your belongings and getting settled into a new address.

Now, let's take a look at three essential moving tips for senior citizens.

1. Plan Ahead

Moving day can be long and stressful, particularly for seniors who don't plan ahead. If you start planning for your move today, you can increase the likelihood of a seamless transition from one address to another.

Think about your belongings and what you'd like to bring to your new address. If you have a wide assortment of items that you won't need at your new home, you can sell, donate or dispose of these items prior to moving day.

Also, if you need to hire a moving company, don't wait until the last minute to do so. Because the longer that you wait to hire a moving company, the less likely it becomes that this company will be available on the date of your move.

2. Secure Your Treasured Belongings

Although you've collected a large assortment of items over the years, you may be unable to bring all of these items to your new address. However, if you sort through your belongings, you can determine which items to keep.

Treasured belongings like antiques, artwork and jewelry generally are keepers. Pack and store these items properly to ensure they won't deteriorate before moving day.

Let's not forget about treasured belongings that have sentimental value, either. Photographs and other treasured possessions should be packed in a safe place and labeled correctly. That way, you'll have no trouble unpacking these precious belongings once you arrive at your new address.

3. Ask Friends and Family Members for Help

When it comes to getting ready for moving day, there is no need to work alone. Senior citizens who reach out to friends and family members for help can streamline the process of preparing for a move and enjoy a one-of-a-kind moving experience.

Friends and family members are loved ones who strive to help you in any way they can. Thus, if you contact friends and family members before moving day, you can work with loved ones to boost the chances of a fast, easy move.

Lastly, if you need extra assistance before you relocate, it never hurts to contact a real estate agent. This housing market professional understands the challenges associated with moving and is happy to help any senior citizen enjoy a stress-free move.

A real estate agent can put you in touch with local moving professionals. Plus, if you need help selling a house, a real estate agent can make it easy to list your residence, host home showings and much more.

Keep things simple as you get ready to move – use the aforementioned moving tips, and any senior can quickly and effortlessly prep for moving day.




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