Thomas Murphy - Pine Shores Real Estate

Posted by Thomas Murphy on 8/7/2016

real estate shopping onlineSellers beware! Most sellers realize there will be a bit of negotiation once an Offer to Purchase is made on their property. Sellers may receive an offer that is lower than what their property is listed at. In this case it is common for the seller to counter that offer, the counter to be accepted or denied at the discretion of the potential buyer. Due to the anticipated negotiation process, it may seem like it would make sense to put your house into MLS at a value far over the value that you understand your property is worth. Sellers feel that if their end game is receiving X amount of money for their house, if they list it at X+15, and after negotiations accept their originally desired amount of X, it seems like they participated willingly in negotiations and accepted below asking price for the sake of the buyer. This idea is good in theory, but does not actually work to the benefit of the seller for the following reason: Listing your house at the exact price you're looking to receive allows for maximum exposure potential via MLS. In order to search for a listing on MLS, you must enter a minimum and maximum price range. Buyers seeking homes at your desired price of X will not see your listing in their MLS search because of the additional 15 you've added to your listing price. Their search will be cut short at X and as a seller, you will lose potential buyers. For more information on allowing for maximum exposure potential for your property please contact me!

Posted by Thomas Murphy on 8/4/2016

7 Courtland Way, Yarmouth: West Yarmouth, MA 02673

West Yarmouth



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Good investment property! Located in West Yarmouth, only 50 yards from Route 28 and public transportation. Quite dead end street with similar like properties. Low maintenance, strong bones and great for housing employees. Fully rented now with Tenants at Will'' on both sides who would like to stay. They are now paying $1,100.00 each side plus utilities
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Posted by Thomas Murphy on 8/4/2016

Good investment property! Located in West Yarmouth, only 50 yards from Route 28 and public transportation. Quiet dead end street with similar properties. Low maintenance, Good bones and great for housing employees. Fully rented now with Tenants at Will'' on both sides who would like to stay. They are now paying $1,100.00 each side plus utilities

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Posted by Thomas Murphy on 6/19/2016

Although it may be occasionally inconvenient, your property should always be available for showing. Your real estate agent will provide a lock box and mount it in a convenient location to facilitate other agents accessing the house. If you do not opt to use a lock box, keep in mind that agents will have to schedule appointments, which is an inconvenience to potential buyers. Most realtors will simply skip over your property to show other homes for sale with ready access. Even if the real estate agent returns with another potential buyer, you may have just missed a chance to sell your home. The majority of Realtors will call to give you a couple of hours notice prior to showing your property. They want you to have an opportunity to “tidy up” and then vacate the property. Avoid being present when the home is being shown. Buyers feel like intruders if you are on location when the property is being shown, stay out of the way and avoid volunteering information, deferring questions about the property to your realtor. Spotlessly Clean While you may not be someone that always makes their bed and keeps things neat and tidy, it is important to become so when your home is on the market. Pick up magazines and newspapers, dust the furniture, and take out the trash. There is nothing more off-putting than walking to a home that smells of stale garbage or the cat litter box. If you have a smoker in the house, clean all surfaces and shampoo upholstery and carpeting to rid the house of the odor. Ask smokers to light up outside. The smell of stale cigarettes can nix a potential sale. Fragrances Do not use scented candles or fragrances sprays to prepare for visitors. The scent can be cloying, and many persons are allergic. If you wish to have a pleasant aroma in the home, simmer a couple of sticks of cinnamon and a tablespoon of cloves in water on the back of the stove. The scent is subtle and pleasant – and the house will just smell like you have been cooking. Manage Pets Keeps dogs outdoors. Keep indoor cats in a specific room. Put a note on the door. While most indoor cats will hide when there are strangers in the house, some cats may become frightened or panic and attempt to escape. Lighting When a showing of your home is scheduled, turn on all the indoor and outdoor lights. Do this even during daylight hours. At night, a home that is well-lighted projects a “homey” and inviting feeling when viewed from the street. During daylight hours, turning on interior lights prevents harsh shadows from sunlight and warms up dark areas. Get Rid Of Closet And Cabinet Clutter Yes, prospective buyers will open cabinets, drawers, and closets. Make sure all storage areas are clear of clutter and tidy and clean. If you closets and cupboards are crowded and cramped, box up items and put in off-site storage. You want the storage space to appear spacious with plenty of room for the new owner’s “stuff.”

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Posted by Thomas Murphy on 6/1/2016

Yarmouth, MA:

This Multi-Family in Yarmouth, MA recently sold for $230,000.

This property features 0.26 acres, and was sold by
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