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46 Whitney Street, Sherborn, MA 01770

Single-Family

$1,169,000
Price

11
Rooms
5
Beds
4/1
Full/Half Baths
Set on 4+ acres down a private drive this stunning home has it all. With over 5,000 sq ft of living area, quality workmanship throughout, high ceilings, a terrific floorplan-this modern colonial is a must see! The recently renovated kitchen is a chef's dream and includes a 6 burner Thermador cooktop/double ovens w/ commercial hood, ample storage, quartz countertop, & large island. Open family room has a vaulted ceiling, gas FP & an abundance of natural light flowing from the oversized windows. The 2nd floor has 5 bedrooms & 3 full baths, including a beautifully renovated master bath and a bedroom with an en-suite. The finished walk-out basement has 9ft ceilings, expansive play space, plenty of natural light, kitchenette & full bath. Amazing outdoor space w/ blue-stone patio, oversized deck, manicured lawn & fruit trees. The property abuts conservation land, is just 3.4 miles to Commuter Rail, close to shopping & commuting routes. A spectacular country estate!
Open House
Sunday
December 08 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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When homeowners start thinking about selling, the first thing they want to know is, “How much can I sell my house for?” Your real estate agent's task is determining the fair market value with a range of prices from low to high. The spread between the two values typical is not large and only leaves a little wiggle room for the seller to negotiate. 

Determining the Value

The challenge is that there is no one value for a home on the resale market. Several values go into determining the number. These can include the assessed value (what the local government taxes it on), the appraised value (what a certified and licensed appraiser determines it's worth), the market value (this can go up or down depending on supply and demand) and what the owner needs from it in order to move to the next place. Even among appraisers, the same house might have several different values depending on what that appraiser noted; although, they’re usually fairly close.

The Homeowner’s Price

When a homeowner has a price in mind that they’ll sell for, it may come from several factors:

  • How much they owe on the first mortgage
  • Whether or not it has a second mortgage or HELOC (home equity line of credit)
  • How much they originally paid in the down payment and closing
  • What they’ve spent in renovations and upgrades

How Your Agent Determines a Price

A professional real estate agent may give you an estimate of the market value of your home within a range. These numbers come from comparable residences in similar condition, homes that sold recently and the prices of homes on the agent’s MLS. Additionally, if the agent knows that a bidding war might happen, they’ll factor that into the suggested price too. 

How Overpricing Could Hinder a Sale

There are several reasons that overpricing your home might hinder a sale. Here are the main ones:

  • Your price puts your listing outside the search parameters of potential buyers. Even if you’re willing to negotiate and come down a ways, a buyer won’t know to ask because your home is not on their radar.
  • If your home does come up in a search, it will be because the buyer is looking for homes in that price range. But if yours fails to match similar homes in their price point, yours will drop to be the last one they look at.
  • An overpriced home can spend longer sitting on the market, languishing there as the MLS adds numbers to the “days on the market” category. Often, buyers assume a home sits unsold on the market because there is something wrong with the property or the seller is difficult to work with.

If you need to sell your home quickly, and for top dollar, trust your real estate professional to guide you in setting the price.


This Single-Family in Sherborn, MA recently sold for $615,000. This Cape style home was sold by Susan McPherson - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate.


11 Farm Road, Sherborn, MA 01770

Single-Family

$659,000
Price
$615,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Charming Cape located in the heart of Sherborn. This quaint home has two separate living units and is ideal for any buyer looking for an in-law apt, separate space for older children, or home office w/ separate entrance. Or, easily transform it to a single family by making a large 1st floor master suite (see agent for plans). The main living space is tastefully updated and features a cozy living room w/ fireplace, family room, office, dining area, eat-in kitchen w/ direct access to the deck, & ½ bath w/ laundry. Two large bedrooms w/ a full bath round out the 2nd floor. The guest quarters features a LR, full kitchen w/ laundry & full bath- a flexible floorplan allows for bedroom on 1st or 2nd fl. Each unit has its own entrance and is also joined by the back deck. Large barn w/ electricity is perfect for hobbies or to use as a garage. An unbeatable location - the home is a walkable distance to town center, Farm Pond & town trails. Close to schools & commuting routes. A must see!

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24 Magnolia Road, Natick, MA 01760

Single-Family

$599,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
WATERFRONT ON LAKE COCHITUATE! This fabulous custom contemporary cape has an open concept living area providing plenty of light, vaulted ceilings and dramatic 2 story stone fireplace. The large open kitchen offers SS appliances, center island, professional gas range and sliders leading to the wrap around deck. 2 generous sized bedrooms and full bath with laundry are on 1st floor. The 2nd floor features large master suite with vaulted ceiling and sky lights, master bath with double sink vanity and jacuzzi tub and a loft area which overlooks the living room and spectacular lake views. The basement features a playroom/exercise room, plenty of storage and enormous 3 car garage (2 tandem spaces). Propane heat, central AC, radon mitigation system, central VAC…the list goes on. All of this with lake frontage and in a fabulous neighborhood setting. Close to major commuting routes, shopping and restaurants. A unique opportunity.
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Sunday
December 01 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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As a home seller, you'll likely want to do whatever you can to promote your house to the right groups of homebuyers. Thus, hosting an open house is a must, particularly for a seller who wants to enjoy a fast, profitable home selling experience.

Ultimately, there are many reasons to conduct an open house, and these include:

1. You can stir up interest in your house.

An open house enables you to provide homebuyers with an up-close look at your residence. It allows these buyers to look beyond a home listing, and as such, may lead to many potential offers on your home.

Of course, an open house empowers you to show off the true size and beauty of your home as well. If you allocate the necessary time and resources to clean your home prior to an open house, you may increase the likelihood of securing offers at the event's conclusion.

2. You can respond to homebuyers' questions.

Although a home listing may include details about your house's age and condition, it fails to provide homebuyers with a "feel" of what it's like to walk around inside and outside your residence. Fortunately, an open house allows buyers to get a first-hand look at your residence and determine whether your house matches or exceeds their expectations.

Furthermore, an open house provides homebuyers with the opportunity to ask questions about your house. And if you provide buyers with the information they request, you can make it easy for them to decide whether to submit an offer on your home.

3. You can analyze homebuyers' interest in your residence.

Believe it or not, an open house can help you gauge the effectiveness of your marketing efforts.

For instance, an open house that features dozens of potential buyers likely can be considered a resounding success. On the other hand, if no buyers attend your open house, you may need to reevaluate your home's initial asking price and other home selling factors.

When it comes to hosting an open house, there is a lot to consider. Luckily, you can work with a real estate agent to streamline the process of putting together a successful open house.

A real estate agent is a home selling guide who can offer expert tips and insights at each stage of the home selling journey. He or she will learn about your residence and help you map out a successful home selling plan. Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent will set up open houses, help you assess offers on your residence and ensure you can make the best-possible decisions throughout the home selling process.

If you're worried about hosting an open house, there is no need to stress. Hire a real estate agent today, and you'll be able to receive comprehensive home selling support. In fact, with a real estate agent at your disposal, you can seamlessly navigate the home selling cycle.




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