James Conforti and Domingo Medina - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Posted by James Conforti and Domingo Medina on 9/20/2018

If you add your house to the real estate market but fail to garner buyers' attention, now may be a good time to revamp your home pricing strategy. Otherwise, your home may remain on the housing market for many weeks or months before it finally sells.

Generally, there are several factors you need to consider to determine if you have priced your residence appropriately. These factors include:

1. The Current State of the Housing Market

The demand for houses in your city or town may have far-flung effects on your property selling experience. For example, if there is significant demand for houses in your area, the real estate sector favors sellers. Or, if there is minimal demand for homes in your city or town, the real estate market favors buyers. And if you do not price your house appropriately in a seller's or buyer's market, you may struggle to stir up interest in your home.

It often helps to price your house based on the current state of the real estate market. By doing so, you can establish an initial asking price for your home that falls in line with buyers' expectations.

To assess the current state of the housing market, evaluate the prices of recently sold residences in your city or town. You should find out how long these houses were available before they sold, too. Once you have this housing market data in hand, you can determine whether a seller's or buyer's market is in place and price your house accordingly.

2. Your Home's Age and Condition

The price you originally paid for your home is unlikely to match your house's current value. Fortunately, if you evaluate your residence's age and condition, you may be better equipped than ever before to set a competitive initial asking price for your home.

Sometimes, it helps to conduct a home appraisal before you list a residence. An appraisal enables you to receive a property valuation that accounts for your house's age and condition, along with various real estate market factors. Then, you can use this valuation to determine the optimal initial asking price for your house.

3. Your Home Selling Timeline

If you are in a hurry to sell your home, you should establish an initial asking price that will grab buyers' attention. On the other hand, if you can afford to be patient during the home selling journey, you should not settle for a subpar offer to purchase your house.

When it comes to establishing a home selling timeline and determining how to price your residence, hiring a real estate agent may be beneficial. A real estate agent understands what it takes to sell a home, regardless of the current housing market's conditions. As such, he or she will work with you to ensure you can price your home competitively.

For those who want to streamline the home selling journey, it typically helps to start with a competitive initial asking price for your house. If you consider the aforementioned factors, you can boost the likelihood of pricing your home appropriately from day one of the house selling journey.

Posted by James Conforti and Domingo Medina on 9/13/2018

Putting your house on the market is a lot like preparing to host a holiday party; you want to make the best possible impression on people without having to spend a small fortune in the process!

Assuming your home is not drastically outdated or in disrepair, there are a lot of simple things you can do to make it more appealing to visitors.

For a lot of reasons, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms of the house. The impression your kitchen makes on potential buyers can easily make or break your chances for a quick sale. Although everyone's looking for different features in a home, it will always be to your advantage to spend a little extra time sprucing up your kitchen.

While it may not be practical or affordable to give your kitchen a complete makeover, here are a few simple ideas for enhancing its overall appeal.

Lighting affects perception: As a home seller, one of your primary objectives is to create an environment that's comfortable, attractive, and relaxing. Lighting, both natural and artificial, can play a big role in how people perceive your home. If you're fortunate enough to have sunny weather on days when your house is being shown, it will be easier to present your kitchen and other rooms to their best advantage. By letting in a lot of natural sunlight, colors tend to be more vibrant and your home's mood will be a lot more positive. Turning on electrical lights can also help give your living space a more cheerful feeling.

Cleanliness is crucial: Although the "grunge factor" is something you want to avoid anywhere in your house, prospective buyers will pay special attention to the cleanliness of your kitchen and bathrooms. Thoroughly cleaning counter tops, floors, sinks, and appliances will go a long way toward making a positive impression. If you can use cleansers that have a mild, natural-smelling fragrance -- like citrus, for example -- then you won't risk turning people off with the overpowering smell of harsh chemicals or artificial scents.

Staging your kitchen: A few things you can do to make your kitchen look more inviting and memorable include adding touches like a vase of fresh flowers, a bowl of colorful fruit, and a green plant or two. Removing distracting clutter from counter tops, tables, and desks can also help give your kitchen a more organized, tidy, and spacious appearance.

If your refrigerator door is covered with outdated children's drawings, coupons, photographs, and other miscellaneous memorabilia, it might be worth your time to weed that out a little bit! Not only does it detract from the beauty of your kitchen, but it also makes it impossible to clean the door of your fridge. Another tip to keep in mind is that too many personal items on display make it more difficult for prospects to visualize living in your home -- which is the first step to winning them over as buyers.

Posted by James Conforti and Domingo Medina on 9/12/2018

This Single-Family in Weymouth, MA recently sold for $445,000. This Colonial style home was sold by James Conforti and Domingo Medina - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

30 Unicorn Ave, Weymouth, MA 02189


Sale Price

Full/Half Baths
OPEN HOUSE SUN. JULY 29TH 1-3****6 year old 3 Bedroom Colonial on 40,000+ SF lot. 1.5 baths with potential for 2nd half bath, eat-in Kitchen with maple cabinetry, granite counters and Stainless Steel appliances. Hardwood flooring in Living Rm. and Dining Rm., slider to deck and fenced area for pets. 2nd level is carpeted, tile flooring in Kitchen and baths. C/A on 2nd floor, mini-split a/c for 1st floor. One car garage with direct entry to house. 2 zone gas heat, gas hot water Bosch System. Short walk to bus stop and newly renovated Legion Field.

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Posted by James Conforti and Domingo Medina on 9/7/2018

This Condo in Stoneham, MA recently sold for $330,000. This Low-Rise style home was sold by James Conforti and Domingo Medina - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

195 Collincote Street, Stoneham, MA 02180


Sale Price

Look No Further! Move right into this pristine and sun-drenched 1 bedroom with Parking at the highly coveted North School Condominium in Stoneham! Renovated in 2014, this boutique schoolhouse condominium unit offers an open floor plan for kitchen and living w/distinctive features such as walls of exposed brick, soaring ceilings, oversized windows, hardwood floors throughout & an abundance of natural light! The gourmet kitchen features custom soft-close cabinetry, granite counters, SS appliances, gas cooking & a breakfast bar w/pendant lights! The bedroom is generously proportioned & features hardwood floors, tall ceilings, a wall of incredible windows, custom window treatments and ample closet space. A well appointed spa-like bath boasts exposed brick, a designer vanity with granite top, tiled floor and a linen closet! Additional features include central air, in-unit W/D hook-ups, extra deeded private storage & visitor parking! Easy access to shops, restaurants, Rte 95, "T" & Boston!

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Posted by James Conforti and Domingo Medina on 9/6/2018

This Multi-Family in Everett, MA recently sold for $660,000. This style home was sold by James Conforti and Domingo Medina - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

657 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149


Sale Price

Approx. GLA
Extra-Large and sunny PHILADELPHIA-STYLE 2 family with many original details! DELEADED!! A Grand Archway leads into the First unit with a Decorative Fireplace in the Foyer + bonus High Celings! An updated Kitchen , Living Room and Bedroom are on the 1st level along with an enclosed Sun-Room & Laundry Hook-ups, all with Hardwood Flooring. Walk upstairs to the other 3 great-sized Bedrooms and Bathroom. For the second unit, newer Kitchen, Living Room & 2 Bedrooms are on main floor and 2 more Bedrooms are on the 3rd (one with cedar closet}. Fenced-in yard. Storage. Recently installed 2 new high efficiency forced-hot water direct vent heating units with all new plumbing and baseboard. Water tanks 2014. Roof is good. New windows. 100 amp electrical with owner common area panel and meter. Separate Entrance to Basement that used to be a Dr's office. Must see, too many details to list!

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