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Posted by RE/MAX Main Street Associates on 12/10/2017

If you plan to sell your house and need to declutter quickly, hosting a yard sale may prove to be ideal.

Ultimately, a yard sale enables you to get rid of excess items and earn extra cash at the same time. It also may help you connect with neighbors and lay the groundwork for long-lasting friendships.

When it comes to hosting a yard sale, it is important to sell the right items to the right buyers. By doing so, you can increase your chances of transforming an ordinary yard sale into a successful one.

Now, let's take a look at three items to sell during your yard sale:

1. Clothing

If you're moving from a warm-weather climate to a cold region Ė or vice-versa Ė you should sell clothing that you no longer need.

Wash any clothes that you plan to sell as part of your yard sale. This will ensure all clothes are stain-free.

Furthermore, consider the buyer's perspective as you determine which clothing to sell. And if you find that some of your t-shirts, turtlenecks and other clothes are faded or ripped, you may want to dispose of these items altogether.

2. Electronics

TVs, video game consoles and other electronics often prove to be popular yard sale purchases. As such, if you have excess electronics, you should sell these items at your yard sale.

If you plan to sell an old desktop or laptop computer, make sure to clear the hard drive. This helps eliminate potential cybersecurity headaches down the line.

Also, test any electronics to ensure they work properly. If electronics are battery-operated, install batteries to make it easy for yard sale shoppers to test these items. Or, if electronics require an electrical outlet, set up a power source that allows potential buyers to try these electronics.

3. Appliances

If you are moving to a new house that already has a refrigerator, washer, dryer and other appliances, a yard sale provides an excellent opportunity to sell your current appliances.

Be realistic when you set prices for your home appliances. Check out the prices of brand-new and used appliances, and you can establish a price range for your appliances based on their age and condition.

In addition, don't hesitate to negotiate with buyers on appliance prices. Because if you fail to sell your appliances at your yard sale, you may be forced to move these big, heavy items on your own.

Those who understand which items to sell at a yard sale should have no trouble stirring up plenty of interest in any yard sale, at any time.

Lastly, if you want extra help as you plan for a yard sale, a real estate agent can offer expert assistance. This housing market professional can provide home decluttering tips to ensure you can sell the right items during your yard sale.

Start planning for a yard sale today, and you can move one step closer to decluttering and selling your house.




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Posted by RE/MAX Main Street Associates on 12/10/2017

Moving to a new home is both an exciting and stressful time. Thereís nothing quite like a fresh start in a new place. Itís a blank canvas just waiting for you to make your mark. Itís just that there is also a lot of stuff to move! And for fish owners there comes the added complexity of how to move the carefully acclimated ecosystem of their aquatic pets.

While moving fish is not as simple as loading them into a carrier with their favorite blanket or toy itís not an impossible task. And Iím sure you donít need reminding how temperamental fish are to their environment. Because they are so easily upset I highly recommend setting a day aside dedicated solely to moving your aquarium. Ideally, your fish will spend as little time as possible outside of their familiar habitat.  

Before you begin disassembling your tank youíll want to have the place you would like it to be located in your new home already picked out. This way you can have a plan of action to put into place as soon as you pull into the driveway. Youíll also want to make sure you have the proper supplies for moving your tank. 

Check in your local aquarium shop for advice on how to move your specific type of fish. Youíll also want to pick up some bags like those your fish are placed in when you first bring them home, a battery operated pump, a fish net, a few 5-gallon buckets with lids and a siphon hose if you donít already own one. Be sure to bring home as many bags as fish you own. Youíll also want to pick up or borrow a cooler that would fit your bagged fish if you donít have one. 

To preserve as much of the vital bacteria in your tankís ecosystem you will want to siphon as most of your tank water into your new buckets along with your aquariumís rocks and filter. Pumps, heaters and other tank accessories can be packed separately as normal. 

Your fish will be much easier to catch with less water and nowhere to hide. Gently catch your fish and place each one in its own individual bag filled ? of the way with water from the tank. Youíll want to place all of your fish in the cooler as the dark reduces stress and the insulation helps to prevent extreme temperature changes.  

When setting up your tank in your new home remember that you want to get your fish back in their familiar habitat as soon as possible. Start by adding the water and rocks from your buckets. Youíll want to hold off on setting up any complex decorations until your fish are in the tank and a few days to settle down. Youíll just want to add any live plants you may have and a place or two for your fish to hide.

Top off your tank with the appropriate type of water your fish and consider using a bacterial additive to support your fish's ecosystem as they adjust to the big move. Watch the readings on your water closely for the next month and do not add new fish until acclimated. You will also want to hold off on feeding until your water reaches proper levels. 

I'll be honest tís not the simplest process to move with fish but itís also not the most difficult. And if youíre a fish enthusiast itís well worth the effort to keep your beautiful friends happy. With some proper planning and some help from your partner or a friend moving your fish can be a smooth, stress-free experience.





Posted by RE/MAX Main Street Associates on 12/9/2017

This Single-Family in Groveland, MA recently sold for $420,000. This Cape style home was sold by - RE/MAX Main Street Associates.


65 Center St, Groveland, MA 01834

Single-Family

$429,000
Price
$420,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
2.170 acres-----WHAT A LOCATION AND WHAT A YARD !! Custom built Cape with a full shed dormer close to Johnson's Pond. 2 x 6 construction. Open country kitchen with an 11' wide brick fireplace and wide pine flooring. 2nd fireplace is in the living room. Wrap around deck, 3 nice size bedrooms and a large full bath on the 2nd floor. 2016 water heater and 9 year old roof. Bright, sunny and private location. Johnson's Pond is a 200 acre reservoir.....beautiful location. SHOWINGS BEGIN AT OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY OCT 22ND. 2:00--3:30pm.

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Posted by RE/MAX Main Street Associates on 12/8/2017


658 S Main St, Haverhill, MA 01835

Condo

$299,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Bradford condex built in 2005, featuring 4 generous levels of living! 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Large eat in kitchen with granite counters, fireplaced living room with hardwood flooring , the second floor features a full bath and two generous bedrooms. The third floor master suite has gleaming hardwood floors, two walk in closets and master bath. The lower level is finished for a play room office. Deck, central air, hot tub , no condo fee.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by RE/MAX Main Street Associates on 12/6/2017

This Condo in Lowell, MA recently sold for $280,000. This Garden style home was sold by - RE/MAX Main Street Associates.


52 Lawrence Drive, Lowell, MA 01854

Condo

$289,900
Price
$280,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Downtown Luxury Loft...Uniquely designed 2 bedroom, 2 full bath top floor corner unit on the riverfront. Open concept living and dining room with 14 foot ceilings with stunning exposed wood ceiling beams, oversized windows enabling gorgeous views of the river. Brazilian cherry flooring. Upgraded kitchen with granite and stainless, designer paint colors throughout. Spacious master bedroom ensuite, master bathroom with tile flooring and granite counter top. Second bedroom again has oversized windows with views of the river. Optional 3rd bedroom or den with Brazilian Cherry flooring. Second bathroom is oversized with stackable washer and dryer. The amenities that make this unit one of the most desirable are two assigned parking spaces, assigned storage area, water views, top floor corner unit.

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