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Are you preparing to list your older home for sale on the market? While older homes are still widely sought by both first-time and returning home buyers, sometimes they will need a little sprucing up so that you can maximize your sale price and get it sold more quickly. The good news is that you don't have to invest a fortune to make an older home more saleable. Below are a few simple home improvement projects that can get your home noticed.

Give Your Bathroom a Modern Update

Bathrooms are one of the areas that many home buyers are looking to be move-in ready. Older, worn fixtures and poor plumbing can make a potential buyer look twice. Bathroom models can range from cost-efficient to extremely expensive, but you don't need to go with deluxe upgrades to get buyers to notice. Purchase some inexpensive fixtures, fix any tiling, add new faucets and hardware, and make sure to address any leaks and clogs. A buyer will be able to identify new fixtures, which will show it has been recently updated, and if the bathroom looks clean and updated, they are likely to think the rest of the house is the same.

Add a Fresh Coat of Paint

For many people, this may seem like an unnecessary task as many new homeowners will paint their new home in the colors they want. But the truth is that a fresh coat of paint can make a room look newer and fresher. Wall can quickly become blemished with scratches and marks, and the new paint will remove these imperfections and spruce up the color in the room. Consider sticking with more neutral colors that will work with the floors and furnishings. Neutral colors can make spaces look larger, and if the new homeowners wish to paint when they move in, it will be easier for them to cover up with their desired paint colors. 

Make Your Backyard Look More Inviting

Many homeowners will focus on curb appeal and pay little attention to the backyard. A backyard can be a great selling point as a space for entertaining or an inviting play area for children. Trim back bushes or overgrowth to create more landscaped areas and open up the space as much as possible. The goal is to have your backyard look neat, kempt and as large as possible. If there are any areas that need grass, make sure to address those as well as removing any weeds. A lush lawn can be extremely inviting for potential home buyers.

You don't have to spend a lot to make your older home more appealing to buyers. Follow the simple tips above to help you get your home sold quickly and for the price, you are looking to get. 



123 Pleasant St, East Brookfield, MA 01515

Single-Family

$260,000
Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
3
Baths
1st time on the market! Turn key 2 family that would also be perfect for single family use with an inlaw the way it sits. Great mortgage helper too! Easily converted back to a 3 family which is what it was. Fantastic location in the quaint New England town of East Brookfield. Walk to school, bus line, Lake Lashaway, restaurants, shopping. (one of my favorite towns) Owners made a beautiful 2 level apartment with a flexable floor plan so that you could do just about anything with it. Lower level 1 bedroom apartment walks out to the backyard and parking area. Perfect for inlaws too! Lovely, large level yard with 2 story storage shed. Multiple decks! Walk up attic has plenty of storage. Ample off street parking in back.Less than 10 minutes to Ma Pike & other major routes. Great opportunity in a wonderful town!
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123 Pleasant St, East Brookfield, MA 01515

Multi-Family

$260,000
Price

2
Units
2,146
Approx. GLA
1st time on the market! Turn key 2 family that would also be perfect for single family use with an inlaw the way it sits. Great mortgage helper too! Easily converted back to a 3 family which is what it was if thats what your looking for. (Could be two 1 bedroom units and one 2 bedroom unit). Fantastic location in the quaint New England town of East Brookfield. Walk to school, Lake Lashaway, restaurants, shopping. (one of my favorite towns) Longtime owners of over 30 years made a beautiful 2 level apartment for themselves with a flexable floor plan so that you could do just about anything with it. Lower level 1 bedroom apartment walks out to the backyard and parking area. Great for inlaws too! Lovely, large, level yard with 2 story storage shed. Multiple decks! Walk up attic has plenty of storage. Ample off street parking in back. Fantastic opportunity with great potential!
Open House
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This Condo in Spencer, MA recently sold for $172,000. This Low-Rise style home was sold by Donna Morin -Flannery - ERA Key Realty Services.


4 Crestview Dr, Spencer, MA 01562

Condo

$175,000
Price
$172,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
The art of carefree living is yours in this immaculate and tastefully updated one level condo! You will love it the moment you step inside! Enjoy a wonderful and open floor plan for easy entertaining! Spacious rooms! Your large diningroom table will fit! New gas furnace, hot water heater, central air, flooring, countertops & bath! Peaceful meadow views are yours from your private deck! Beautiful seasonal changes and wildlife of all kinds.Two generous sized bedrooms and a great new bath in between! This unit does have private laundry but there is also a coin operated set up in the basement. Extra storage for each unit is down there also. Plenty of parking. Walk to the bus line, shopping & restaurants. 6 units in this building. This unit has a walkout to the backyard space. Just the meadow behind you. Nice privacy! These owners have loved this place for 17 years and it shows. No more yard work or exterior upkeep! You'll love this lifestyle! Spend relaxing weekends doing something fun!




This Single-Family in Leicester, MA recently sold for $420,000. This Multi-Level style home was sold by Donna Morin -Flannery - ERA Key Realty Services.


10 Wasilla Dr, Leicester, MA 01542

Single-Family

$405,000
Price
$420,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
Your entire family will enjoy the comfort and space of this wonderful multi level beauty nestled in a fantastic neighborhood! Less than 10 min. to MA Pike & most other major routes too !Loaded with updates within the last 5 years! (gutted to the studs & completely renovated) You will adore the new kitchen loaded with cabinetry, granite countertops, new appliances, walk in pantry & breakfast bar! Open floor plan to the livingroom & diningroom so you can be a part of the party! Vaulted ceilings & hardwood flooring throughout the 1st floor Spacious,first floor mastersuite with walkin closet & full bath! Perfect for relaxing! 1st floor laundry! The 2nd floor features 2 more big bedrooms, full bath & sitting area! Great for a teen suite! Front to back finished basement familyroom will be great for game day! Wall to wall comfort throughout this home! Outside enjoy a level lot, multiple decks,pool and plenty of yard space for gardens and outdoor fun! Get in before the holidays!

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