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Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 12/4/2020

This Single-Family in Franklin, MA recently sold for $832,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Jill Finkelstein - Compass.

5 Sarsfield Rd, Franklin, MA 02038


Sale Price

Full/Half Baths
A truly grand home situated on a beautiful spacious piece of property in one of Franklin's premier neighborhoods! Move right in and enjoy all the amenities of this meticulously maintained home with flexible open floor plan perfect for today's lifestyle with great space to work from home! Sleek remodeled kitchen w/over sized center island opens to elegant spacious dining room & the step down family room makes this space the hub of home gatherings w/beautiful hardwood flooring as well as access to deck overlooking the private wooded back yard! Add in home office with french doors to foyer, 1/2 bath & back entry space complete the 1st floor! The second floor offers a LUXURIOUS Master suite w/WI closet, 2nd closet & 3 additional Generous sized Bedrooms & laundry room! In the lower level enjoy the large finished BONUS room with that much needed extra storage space, rough plumbed bath & walk right out to the back yard.There are so many more reasons to love this home!

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Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 6/2/2020

This Condo in Watertown, MA recently sold for $650,000. This 2/3 Family style home was sold by Jill Finkelstein - Compass.

22 Conant Rd, Watertown, MA 02472


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Spacious and sun-splashed 3+ bed bi-level condo perfectly located on a quiet private CUL-DE-SAC! This location can't be beat...steps to the Charles River Path, Watertown Sq, and mins to Boston via Storrow or the Pike. Plenty of space to entertain w the open concept layout, private deck, private brick patio, and private yard. The home has undergone extensive renovations that include a new high-efficiency NAVIEN gas boiler, upgraded thermal & noise insulation, & NEST thermostats. The renovated kitchen offers a custom glass door pantry w/ LG microwave, French door GE fridge, & GE gas oven. Kitchen opens to the cozy family room w gas fireplace, ship-lap walls, and vaulted ceilings. Finished LL is perfect for a home office, playroom, or extended guests! 1 deeded garage and 1 deeded outdoor parking. New LEED certified elementary and high schools on the way, Arsenal Yards, and hot Biotech community, proving Watertown to be one of Boston's best suburbs!

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Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 11/10/2019

A real estate agent for a seller, often referred to as a seller's agent, performs many functions, including helping you organize your house for sale, set the right price, determine a selling strategy, and negotiate with buyers. This article covers the roles and responsibilities of a seller's agent and what qualities to look for, so you will know how to select the right real estate agent to sell your home.

What is the Sellers' Agent?

A seller's agent represents the seller during the course of selling their property. Seller's agent is the same as a listing agent, and both terms can be used interchangeably.

Listing Consultation

When you are selling your house, the first meeting that you have with a real estate agent is usually known as a listing consultation. During the consultative session, your agent will look at your property and learn more about your aims for selling. They will discuss your home's selling features with you, and suggest improvements that could lift your price. 

They will also do a comparative market analysis (CMA), which looks at comparable homes that have sold nearby, to help figure out what your home is worth in the current market and recommend a price to you. A good seller's agent should also bring a marketing strategy to help you realize that price.

Roles of a Listing Agent in Selling a Home

1. Prepare Your Home to Sell

A listing agent with lots of experience will know how to maximize your property value so you can receive top cash for your home. They will be able to figure out which updates you should make to your home to increase its selling price. They will also be able to suggest service providers such as an inspector, handyman, painter, landscaper, stager, etc., who will provide great value and high quality at a reasonable price.

2. Stage Your Home to Sell

Preparing your home is an art. Staging is different from decorating and requires the attention of a professional, especially if you want to make the most out of your sale price. They understand that proper preparation prevents poor performance. Your agent will help you stage your home so that it makes the best first impression among potential buyers. A well-staged home can wow buyers from the time they look at the listing photos, to the moment they walk in the door.

3. Hire An Expert Listing Photographer

An expert real estate agent will assist you in organizing professional photographers, or may even have one as part of the service. Once the home is prepared and staged, it will be ready for a photo shoot. The photographer will also perform a 3D scan of your house so that buyers can view it from every angle online. Many buyers who are not resident in the state or the country would want to have a 3D Walk-through of your house before they spend their time and money to tour it in-person.

These are essential roles real estate agents perform for the seller during the sale of a property. So when you are hiring an agent, don't be afraid to tap into their expertise and learn as much as you can from them.

Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 11/3/2019

If you plan to pursue your dream house, it generally helps to evaluate housing market data. In fact, there are many reasons why homebuyers should assess real estate market data, and these include:

1. You can learn about mortgage interest rates.

Mortgage interest rates rise and fall frequently. As a homebuyer, you'll want to do everything you can to identify the lowest-available mortgage interest rates. And if you study the housing market, you may be better equipped than ever before to do just that.

In addition, it often helps to meet with banks and credit unions. These financial institutions can help you track mortgage interest rates and provide you with mortgage insights that you may struggle to obtain elsewhere. Plus, banks and credit unions can help you get pre-approved for a mortgage and ensure that you have finances in hand when you pursue your dream residence.

2. You can reduce the risk of spending too much to acquire your ideal house.

Let's face it you want to buy your dream house, but you don't want to break the bank to do so. Fortunately, if you understand housing market data, you may be able to avoid the temptation to overspend on a house.

Examine the prices of available houses and recently sold homes in areas where you want to live. By doing so, you can establish a price range for your dream residence and find out whether you're preparing to enter a buyer's or seller's market.

3. You can quickly and effortlessly navigate the homebuying journey.

The homebuying journey may prove to be long and complicated, especially for those who fail to prepare for it. Luckily, housing market data can give you a better idea about what to expect as soon as you kick off your search for your ideal house. Then, you can use this information to identify and address potential homebuying hurdles faster than ever before.

For those who are unsure about how to collect and analyze housing market data, there is no need to stress. If you collaborate with a real estate agent, you can get the help the you need to discover your dream house.

A real estate agent can provide you with the right housing market data, at the right time, every time. He or she also will allocate the necessary time and resources to explain the importance of assorted housing market data and paint a picture of the current state of the real estate sector. That way, you can take a data-driven approach to buying a house.

Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent is available to take the guesswork out of the homebuying journey. This housing market professional will keep you up to date about new houses as they become available and ensure that you can find a terrific house that matches your budget.

Ready to make your homeownership dream come true? Use real estate market data, and you can become an expert homebuyer in no time at all.

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Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 10/4/2019

This Single-Family in Needham, MA recently sold for $2,999,999. This Colonial style home was sold by Jill Finkelstein - Compass .

371 Country Way, Needham, MA 02492


Sale Price

Full/Half Baths
COME SEE THIS ARCHITECTURALLY DISTINCTIVE NEW BUILD COLONIAL HOME SET ON AN ACRE LOT LOCATED IN THE DESIRABLE COUNTRY WAY NEIGHBORHOOD! Built by a well known local builder, this property offers 6 bedrooms, 6 baths and 2 half baths. A spacious house with a flexible floor plan includes a first floor study and a guest room with bath, an incredible walkout lower level allowing many possibilities for a Great Room, Media Room and Playroom/Exercise area, a second floor Bonus Room plus additional office/bedroom. Many special features include a magnificent fully applianced chef's kitchen with a dining area overlooking the wonderful level backyard, a secondary staircase, three fireplaces, en suite bedrooms, trey and coffered ceilings, food pantry, wrap around porch, two bluestone patios, huge outfitted mudroom with half bath, an elegant foyer, fireplaced master suite, rounded walls, beautiful detailed trim and craftsmanship and hardwood throughout. Still time to customize. Summer occupancy!

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