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Posted by Fitzgerald and Associates Real Estate on 9/22/2017

When you're buying or selling a house, there's a lot riding on your choice of a real estate agent. The right one can help you sail through the process with a minimum of frustration and setbacks. The wrong one can cost you precious time, money, and opportunities. Although things like experience, credentials, and track record are key factors to consider, personality and "chemistry" are vital elements of a successful and productive working relationship. Measuring these qualities can be a little tricky, but if the agent makes you feel comfortable, listened to, and optimistic, then they're a good prospect for your "short list." While it is possible that the first real estate agent you interview will be a perfect match for your needs, goals, and personality, it's generally advisable to meet with at least two agents or Realtors before making your final choice. Having more than one point of reference helps you make the best, most informed decision. Other than measurable criteria, such as recent sales, how long those properties were on the market, and how many listings they currently have, here are a few personal traits worth paying attention to:

  • Excellent communication skills: This can run the gamut from being an attentive listener to having the ability to describe complex things to you in a way you can understand. This trait is especially important if you're a first-time home buyer or seller, and are relatively unfamiliar with the hurdles, requirements, and steps involved in qualifying for a mortgage, marketing a property, finding properties that meet your expectations (if you're in the market), and closing on a real estate sale.
  • A positive attitude: While you don't necessarily want a real estate agent who is always looking at the world through rose-colored glasses (unrealistically), you do want to be working with someone who focuses on solutions, rather then problems. Let's face it: The search for your dream home or the ideal buyer for an existing home can sometimes be a bumpy ride. That's why it's important to pick an agent who is proactive, resourceful, optimistic, and results oriented.
  • Responsive and accessible: A crucial thing to find out in your initial meeting with a real estate agent or Realtor is their preferred method of being contacted and how long they usually take to respond to phone messages and emails. The other side of the coin is the frequency with which they plan on contacting you with updates, progress reports, and reminders. Effective communication is always a two-way street, so if the conversation feels like they're talking at you, rather than to you, then you might want to point your search in another direction.
If all else fails and you're still not sure who would be the best real estate agent for your sale or purchase, then talking to a couple of the agents' past or present clients could be the deciding factor. Asking prospective agents for references and taking the time to contact a couple of them could reveal major strengths or shortcomings that you have yet to discover -- and would like to know.





Posted by Fitzgerald and Associates Real Estate on 9/15/2017


88 Green St, Woburn, MA 01801

Single-Family

$549,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Come view this fully renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on a large lot with room for expansion. This home features a fully renovated kitchen with custom cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances that lead to a beautiful heated porch. The first floor also offers a beautifully renovated full bath and laundry area, hardwood floors in dining room and living room. The second floor has a fully renovated full bath, hardwood floors in hallway and master bedroom and in the walk in closet. The house sits on an extra large lot and also has a barn/garage for storage.The house is convenient to downtown, 93 and 128
Open House
Sunday
September 17 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Posted by Fitzgerald and Associates Real Estate on 9/15/2017

It feels like a miracle when the warm weather rolls around and you can finally spend some time outdoors. Whether you're taking a break from yard work or working on your tan, you're going to want a comfortable place to relax. Unfortunately, a lot of outdoor seating is the equivalent of sitting on a hard rock--sure it can withstand the weather, but it doesn't offer much comfort. In this article, we'll talk about some of the best outdoor seating available that will get you outside without sacrificing the comfort of your recliner.

Hammocks

We don't know exactly when the hammock was invented, but the first written account of their use comes from Spanish colonists in the 1400s who noticed Native South Americans using them for sleeping. They were originally made from the bark of a hamack tree--hence the name--but since then have been made of a number of different materials. In the United States, the hammock market has been dominated by, well, the worst type of hammock there is. When you think of a hammock you probably think of white rope hung between two trees with wooden separator bars to keep the netted rope open. Originally, hammocks didn't have those separator bars--and for good reason. Separator bars make for the unsteady, dizzying experience that many people have when they get in a hammock for the first time. Without the bars, you have a much steadier, more comfortable experience that is closer to what Native South Americans have experiences for hundreds of years.

Hanging rope chair

Like the hammock, hanging rope chairs also utilize gravity to add to their comfort level. The difference here is that you are in a seated or semi-reclined position. Rope chairs often have weather-proof seat and back cushions that make them all the more comfortable. You can buy a free-standing chair, or one that hangs from a tree branch.

Floating lounge chairs

If you want to bring your comfort on-the-go, a lounge chair is one of your best options. Lounge chairs have undergone several innovations over the years--some for better, some for worse. Quality lounge chairs make sure your back and seat cushion aren't touching any parts of the metal frame. One good example is the Cabela's zero-gravity lounge chair. They fold up easily and are very comfortable, but they are significantly heavier than cheaper, aluminum framed lounge chairs.

Cushioned furniture set

If you plan on entertaining guests on the patio, there are several outdoor furniture sets that have thick, durable cushions to keep everyone comfortable. You can spend anywhere from a couple hundred dollars to thousands of dollars on a patio set. And, more than anything else on this list, you get what you pay for. Maintaining a patio set is more complicated than the other items we've mentioned. Some have removable cushions that you should bring inside at night or when it rains. Others come with furniture covers that will keep the chairs in prime conditions but are--admittedly--an eyesore.   Whichever options you choose, be sure to try before you buy. When you're shopping for comfort, no one can tell you better than your own back.





Posted by Fitzgerald and Associates Real Estate on 9/14/2017


1 Carnation Cir, Reading, MA 01867

Condo

$549,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
An amazing townhouse in Reading!!! Absolute move-in condition! Huge cathedral ceilings with an abundance of light filtering through the large windows! Very large family room with wood burning fireplace and entrance to a private deck. Open concept kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Updated bath and laundry also on the 1st floor. Second floor consists of two bedrooms - a large master and another bedroom with a 3rd floor loft (was enclosed but can be opened back up). Large finished basement with bath and access to the two car tandem garage. 2/10 mile to Bus route - less than a mile to Route 95 and 3 miles to Route 93! Great commuter location! Unpack and enjoy the fall in New England!
Open House
Thursday
September 14 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Beautiful townhouse in absolute move-in condition! Join me for some goodies and take a walk thru! *****Please notice the time 12-1pm!!!******
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Posted by Fitzgerald and Associates Real Estate on 9/14/2017


1 Carnation Cir, Reading, MA 01867

Condo

$549,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
An amazing townhouse in Reading!!! Absolute move-in condition! Huge cathedral ceilings with an abundance of light filtering through the large windows! Very large family room with wood burning fireplace and entrance to a private deck. Open concept kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Updated bath and laundry also on the 1st floor. Second floor consists of two bedrooms - a large master and another bedroom with a 3rd floor loft (was enclosed but can be opened back up). Large finished basement with bath and access to the two car tandem garage. 2/10 mile to Bus route - less than a mile to Route 95 and 3 miles to Route 93! Great commuter location! Unpack and enjoy the fall in New England!
Open House
Thursday
September 14 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Beautiful townhouse in absolute move-in condition! Join me for some goodies and take a walk thru! *****Please notice the time 12-1pm!!!******
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 1 Carnation Cir, Reading, MA 01867    Get Directions

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