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Posted by Sandy Bliven on 4/18/2019

As a seller, you want to make the right improvements to allow your home to sell fast and at a good price. Many sellers end up making unnecessary improvements to their homes in an effort to sell. Itís important to know what improvements will actually make a difference in how your home is sold. Read on for more tips. 


What Do Buyers Expect


This is a broad question because it depends on a variety of factors. First, a buyers expectations dictates what theyíre looking for. Is a buyer looking for a fixer upper or does the buyer want a move-in ready house? What buyers see also greatly depends on a few factors including the time of year, the location of the home, how hot the market is, and how much inventory is available. Your home will sell based on what kind of real estate market climate itís in.       



Refresh Your Flooring


Buyers see the floors as soon as they get in the door of a home. Itís what either adds to or detracts from the house. Old creaky floors certainly wonít add to the appeal of your home. Itís one less thing a buyer will have to worry about before they move into a house, making it a great improvement. 


Carpets


In the same realm as flooring, you should be aware of the quality of your carpets. Do they need to be ripped up? Should you have your carpets professionally cleaned? If you have simple carpets over hardwood floors, this isnít much of a concern. Wall-to-wall carpeting is where this is a major concern. 


Upgrade Appliances


Upgrading your appliances will always be worth your investment. Buyers love to know that a home is equipped with exactly what they need and ready for them when they move in. No one wants to buy a home knowing that the dishwasher or oven may need to be replaced at any moment. 


Refresh The Walls And Ceilings


Putting a new coat of paint on your walls and ceilings will be very attractive to buyers. You want to avoid buyers seeing things like smoke and grease stains. The wear and tear of everyday living can cause scuffs and scratches to occur on the walls. Fresh paint can really help to fix these cosmetic details.


The same thought process applies when it comes to wallpaper. If your wallpaper is old and tired, you may want to take it down and either replace it or paint the walls. Steering away from wallpaper may be the best practice, but if you canít avoid it at least replace it. 


Remember that buyers want to see themselves in the home. Personal style touches usually arenít the best way to go when it comes to prepping your home. The more neutral and basic the changes you make, the better. 






Posted by Sandy Bliven on 4/14/2019


230 Shore RD, Westerly RI, 02891

Single-Family

$995,000
Price

10
Numberof Rooms
4
Beds Total
3/1
Full/Half Baths
YOUR PARADISE ON TOP OF THE WORLD! This location will delight even the most discerning buyer seeking breathtaking views of the ocean and Oyster Salt pond. From the moment you enter you can see this home has been meticulously maintained & upgraded with impressive wood & stone work. Perfect for a large family, multi-generational family or someone seeking a home to live with flexibility for potential rental income. The main level has 2BR, full marble bath, den, formal dining room w/fireplace & ocean-view balcony, family room/library and sun room that walks onto a blue-stone terrace, flat yard & stone wall. The main level is also where you will find the chefs kitchen with large granite island, cherry cabinets, Sub-Zero refrigerator, DacorDouble oven, double sinks & double sliders to walk out to large family deck and private back yard. ***** The second level, private entrance option, is where you will find a second MBR/ marble en suite, Fieldstone FP, game room, living room, theater room & second full size kitchen. The BR & den each feature ocean-view decks. An enormous 3rd flr MBR suite w/spa-bath & raised sitting area boasts panoramic ocean views of the Westerly shoreline plus Long Island & Block Island. The entire property has been professionally landscaped, including 12 Zone sprinkler system, 15+ parking spots. The generous 3 car garage has a fully finished area above thats perfect for a home office or extra entertaining space. This gem is a must see! Updated 1995**
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Posted by Sandy Bliven on 4/12/2019

This Single-Family in Westerly, RI recently sold for $305,900. This Victorian style home was sold by Sandy Bliven - RE/MAX South County.


17 Spring ST, Westerly RI, 02891

Single-Family

$305,900
Price
$305,900
Sale Price

14
Numberof Rooms
5
Beds Total
3
Baths
Beautiful older Victorian with in law suite on ground level, nestled on an amazing park like lot setting. Big back yard, fire pit, sitting area, grill and surrounded by trees and custom made stone walls. Many recent improvements in the last few years, new roof recently done. In law suite, has 2 bedrooms, gas fireplace, sun room, open kitchen, slider to huge backyard, patio, fire pit and shed/barn. (designated parking) Main house, has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, refurbished hardwoods, with 2 levels, screened in porch overlooking back yard. Designated parking. Close to all the best historic downtown and everything that Westerly has to offer! This house is awesome for extended family, or friends coming to visit. Barn / Shed with two doors in rear of property, makes for a great workshop/garage space. Some New roof 2019, needs exterior painting. *** Tax card says Multi Family, but we are trying to get verification from zoning that this is a legal multi family. The original owner has been living at property as a multi family/in law suite. Please do your due diligence with town to verify.

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Posted by Sandy Bliven on 4/12/2019


332 Switch RD, Richmond RI, 02832

Single-Family

$569,900
Price

8
Numberof Rooms
4
Beds Total
2/1
Full/Half Baths
New construction on 5.5 acres. Uniquely designed craftsman's home features an old-fashioned porch, cedar siding & granite steps. The entryway leads to a mahogany staircase. Hardwoods throughout with inlays galore. Crown moldings and sconces all add character to this beautiful home. Kitchen includes a farmers' sink, glass back splash, SS appliances , granite counter & a pantry, wet bar & a wine rack. High end Kohler plumbing fixtures. Mirrored stone fireplace living room with French doors and dining room are off the kitchen. A Series oversize Anderson windows. Deep front hall closets, half bath and sliders off the kitchen to a three season room complete the first floor. Second floor includes three beds and a master suite. Master bath has two sinks, stand up shower & marble floor & walk in closet. The bedroom over the garage has a private deck & a vaulted ceiling. 2nd level laundry room includes a full sink. Both bathroom showers are tiled with Rain-head shower-heads, ceiling lights has Homeworks Bluetooth capability and benches to sit on are either wood or granite. The flooring in the recreation room on the 3rd level, some of the doors and mantel in the living room were milled by hand from the lot. Lots of storage, full unfinished basement has been waterproofed. The home includes 3 zoned heat, bottled gas underground and two car garage, stone driveway all on a manicured landscaped lot.
Open House
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April 13 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Sandy Bliven on 4/11/2019


25 White Birch CIR, Scituate RI, 02831

Single-Family

$614,900
Price

9
Numberof Rooms
3
Beds Total
3
Baths
This Custom Built Shingle-Style Cape Cod home in Knight Farms is ready for it's new owners and priced to sell ! The perfect solution for one-level living with over 2,100 square feet of 1st floor living area which includes a private Master Bedroom suite and laundry, and there's plenty of extra space for extended family or guests throughout the total of over 3,370 sq. ft. You will be amazed at all the custom extra's and fine details that will not be found in most ordinary homes. This home is truly extraordinary, absolutely pristine, and so meticulously maintained that it looks like brand new!! The quiet and serene location is just over the Western Cranston line with quick and easy access to shopping, conveniences, and commuter routes There are just too many features to list and we encourage you to come and see for yourself. Take a look, fall in love, and make an offer !
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Sunday
April 14 at 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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