Why Should You Choose the Foran Team to Sell Your Cape Cod Home

For most families, selling a home is one of the biggest financial decisions they will ever make. The process can be daunting, with many important questions that need to be answered. Choosing the most qualified Realtor to market and sell your home can make all the difference, turning an otherwise difficult and stressful process into a comfortable, informed experience that you are in control of. It is our goal that you get the best price for your home, in the least amount of time.

We analyze and determine home values in the market every day. As experienced real estate experts in the Cape Cod market, we can help you determine exactly what your home is worth. Then, as an experienced professional, we will market your home and negotiate on your behalf to sell your home at the best price possible.

We will develop an individualized marketing plan which will market your home aggressively not just locally or nationally, but on a world wide basis. Through our professional contacts and affiliations, as well as our advanced technology tools, we can instantly put your home listing in all of the places qualified buyers are looking.

We will come to your home and personally advise you of how to best prepare your home to get the highest price, in the shortest amount of time. We have a list of quality, dependable local contractors ready to assist our clients with anything that needs to be attended too.

We will protect your best interests throughout the entire process. You can leverage our years of experience as a top real estate professionals to answer all of your questions about every aspect of the selling and closing process. You will be informed and in control, every step of the way. It’s our job to make sure your home selling experience is as comfortable and painless as possible!

Are you looking to sell your house? Let us help you!

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Curb Appeal Checklist

Inspect the outside grounds.
Remove any building materials, scrap wood, discarded household items, etc. from the property.
Store garbage cans in the garage.
Check the home from the roof line down.
Is the roof free and clear from obstructions and moss?
Are the gutters clear and neatly hung?
Are the windows clean and free from obstructions (such as overgrown bushes or trees)?
Are bushes, trees and shrubs neatly pruned?
Inspect the condition of the paint or siding.
Is it time to power wash the siding?
Is touch up paint needed?
Is the front door in good shape?
Do flower beds need an upgrade?
Are plants neatly pruned?
Is the bed free and clear of weeds?
Is the bed properly mulched?
Are flowers in bloom?
Keep the lawn neatly groomed.
Is the lawn free from weeds?
Is the lawn free from grass clippings?
Is the lawn neatly edged?

Which Home Improvements Give the Best Payback?

If you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen, or finishing your basement, you probably want to get your investment back when you sell your home. But when it comes to payback value of home improvements, some are definitely more profitable than others. As a general rule, kitchen and bathroom projects usually get a nice return on investment, typically 90% or more. Things like adding rooms or finishing basements tend to pay back the least. Finishing a basement usually returns less than 50%, so it’s not a project likely to show profit at selling time.

There are a number of factors that go into determining how well a project will pay back. Payback value depends a lot on the current market conditions in your area. If the market is hot and homes are selling fast, you can expect a higher payback value than you would get in a slow market.

The type of home improvement project you do and how it fits in with other homes in the area can have a big influence on payback too. If you put your money into the wrong type of improvement, you won’t get your money back. But if you’re smart about what you do, you can make money. The payback will be better on improvements that are in demand and conform to neighborhood standards. Adding a second bathroom in a neighborhood where most homes have two bathrooms will give a high return on investment. Building a large addition that makes your home twice as big as the other homes on the block probably won’t pay back very well. Likewise, the popularity of a project will factor into how much it pays back. An improvement heavily customized to your wants and needs won’t pay back as well as something more common to other homes in the neighborhood.

Another factor to consider is the cost of the improvements. If you can do the work yourself, you can save significantly on the cost of the project and greatly improve the chances of getting a good return on the investment.

The list below is compiled from several published surveys and shows typical payback for some popular remodeling projects:

Kitchen remodeling – 90%
Addition of a bathroom – 90%
Bathroom remodeling – 80%
Installing central heating – 90%
Installing central air – 75%
>Adding a deck – 70%
Replacing windows – 70%
Adding a room – 55%
Installing a pool – 45%

Of course, these figures are approximations and NOT to be construed as guarantee in terms of return on investment.