Framingham MA Real Estate | Judy B Leerer, Realty Executives Boston West


Ultimately, the amount of money an individual requires during the home selling journey varies. If you intend to sell a house, it often is a good idea to plan ahead for any expenses you may encounter along the way. Because if you fail to account for potential house selling costs, you may struggle to seamlessly navigate the property selling journey.

Now, let's take a look at three of the most common home selling expenses.

1. Home Cleaning

Regardless of whether you decide to clean your house on your own or hire a professional, house cleaning costs can add up quickly. If you prepare for home cleaning expenses, however, you can keep your residence neat and tidy without breaking your budget.

Oftentimes, it helps to make a list of the areas of your home that require extensive cleaning. You then can establish home cleaning priorities, make a list of the cleaning supplies you will need and clean your residence accordingly.

If you decide to hire a professional cleaning company, be sure to shop around. Professional cleaning companies are available in cities and towns nationwide, and if you conduct an in-depth search, you can find a cleaning provider that offers a great blend of convenience and affordability.

2. Home Repairs

Cracked or damaged home siding, a faulty water heater or other house problems are unlikely to do you any favors during the property selling journey. If you put aside funds to address such issues, you can upgrade your residence before you list it.

It may be beneficial to conduct a home inspection prior to adding your house to the real estate market. During an inspection, a home expert will analyze your residence and identify any underlying property issues. You next can use a home inspection report to determine which house repairs need to be completed right away.

Keep in mind that some home repairs are simple, and as such, you may be able to complete them on your own. Conversely, for complex home repairs, you should enlist professional support. Although you will need to pay to hire a home improvement professional, this individual can help you quickly and safely upgrade your residence.

3. Lawn Care

How your lawn looks to potential buyers is crucial, particularly for those who want to enjoy a fast, profitable house selling experience. If your lawn is freshly cut and weed-free, you could help your house stand out to dozens of prospective buyers.

In many instances, home sellers can mow the lawn, trim the hedges and perform other lawn care tasks on their own. This enables sellers to avoid the costs associated with hiring lawn care professionals.

If you prefer to hire lawn care professionals, be thorough. Request client referrals, and you can find out what it is like to work with a particular lawn care professional before you make your hiring decision.

Lastly, as you prepare for the home selling journey, you may want to hire a real estate agent. If you have a real estate agent at your side, you can plan ahead for all aspects of the house selling journey.


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Outdoor living areas give you opportunities to spend more time outside during the year. Instead of a traditional patio or deck, consider adding an elaborate outdoor living room, kitchen and dining area. These are a just a few ideas to think about including in your high-end outdoor living area, so you’ll have a spacious and comfortable place to entertain guests outside or relax with your family. 

Outdoor Gourmet Kitchen

Your outdoor kitchen can go far beyond a simple gas grill. With the right setup and equipment, you can prepare full meals outside. Outdoor kitchens can have ovens, cooktops and side burners that allow you to make side dishes or desserts while you’re grilling your main entree. You can also invest in a double-sided grill that lets you grill meat and vegetables separately or use charcoal on one side and gas on the other side. Other outdoor kitchen features to consider include a wood-fired pizza oven, warming drawers to keep food heated, full refrigerator and freezer, sink and even a dishwasher for easy cleanup.

Outdoor Dining Room

An outdoor dining room for your luxury home offers an inviting place to savor meals with family and friends. Set up a rustic dining area with a reclaimed wood table and chairs, or arrange an elegant, classic outdoor dining area with a wrought-iron table and chairs. Your outdoor dining room can be uncovered and open, so you can enjoy plenty of sunshine or views of the night sky at evening meals. For a more secluded feel, you can add a roof to your outdoor dining area, and use drapes or curtains around it to create a cozy atmosphere. 

Outdoor Living Room

Having an outdoor living room provides you with a place to read, watch a movie or show or sit with others while enjoying fresh air. You can fill your outdoor living room with an upscale furniture set that’s designed for use outside. Your living room can also have a large stone or brick fireplace or hearth for a rustic look that keeps this area warm when it’s cooler out. Place a fireplace or hearth at one end of your outdoor living room with your TV over it, or have a fireplace or hearth installed in the middle of this area with built-in seating all around it.

If you’re using your outdoor living room for watching movies or TV, consider installing a state-of-the-art entertainment center that can be used outdoors. Depending on space and your personal preferences, you can even set up an outdoor movie theater area with plush seating, a popcorn machine and a high-end sound system.



14 Wingate Road, Holliston, MA 01746

Single-Family

$599,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
OH Sun 11/[email protected] 1-2:30. Welcome to this exceptional home offering numerous updates. Covered entry opens into a spacious foyer. Large LR w/bow window. Updated KIT includes all appliances & offers an abundance of cherry cabinets w/many custom features, granite counters, double ovens & pass through to DR. Expanded fire-placed FR features built-ins & a ductless mini split A/C. Laundry area & bath w/walk-in shower complete the first floor. One of a kind Master suite addition offers a spa like bath w/glassed in tiled shower & rain- shower head, soaking tub & expansive double sink vanity w/granite counters. And don't miss the bedroom sized walk-in closet! Three additional bedrooms & updated hall bath w/double vanity & jetted tub complete the upper level. New nickel interior door hardware, new light fixtures, lots of recessed lighting on dimmers, updated & refinished flooring, updated windows, fresh interior paint & new attic insulation make this a great choice to call home in 2020!
Open House
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November 23 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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14 Wingate Road, Holliston, MA 01746

Single-Family

$599,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
OH Sat 11/[email protected] 1-3. Welcome to this exceptional home offering numerous updates. Covered entry opens into a spacious foyer. Large LR w/bow window. Updated KIT includes all appliances & offers an abundance of cherry cabinets w/many custom features, granite counters, double ovens & pass through to DR. Expanded fire-placed FR features built-ins & a ductless mini split A/C. Laundry area & bath w/walk-in shower complete the first floor. One of a kind Master suite addition offers a spa like bath w/glassed in tiled shower & rain- shower head, soaking tub & expansive double sink vanity w/granite counters. And don't miss the bedroom sized walk-in closet! Three additional bedrooms & updated hall bath w/double vanity & jetted tub complete the upper level. New nickel interior door hardware, new light fixtures, lots of recessed lighting on dimmers, updated & refinished flooring, updated windows, fresh interior paint & new attic insulation make this a great choice to call home in 2020!
Open House
Saturday
November 23 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Just listed- first OH!!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 14 Wingate Road, Holliston, MA 01746    Get Directions

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14 Wingate Road, Holliston, MA 01746

Single-Family

$599,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
OH Sat 11/[email protected] 1-3. Welcome to this exceptional home offering numerous updates. Covered entry opens into a spacious foyer. Large LR w/bow window. Updated KIT includes all appliances & offers an abundance of cherry cabinets w/many custom features, granite counters, double ovens & pass through to DR. Expanded fire-placed FR features built-ins & a ductless mini split A/C. Laundry area & bath w/walk-in shower complete the first floor. One of a kind Master suite addition offers a spa like bath w/glassed in tiled shower & rain- shower head, soaking tub & expansive double sink vanity w/granite counters. And don't miss the bedroom sized walk-in closet! Three additional bedrooms & updated hall bath w/double vanity & jetted tub complete the upper level. New nickel interior door hardware, new light fixtures, lots of recessed lighting on dimmers, updated & refinished flooring, updated windows, fresh interior paint & new attic insulation make this a great choice to call home in 2020!
Open House
Saturday
November 23 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Just listed- first OH!!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 14 Wingate Road, Holliston, MA 01746    Get Directions

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