Cape Cod Real Estate, Marie Souza


For those who intend to list a house, it helps to establish realistic expectations. That way, you'll have a good idea about what to expect during the home selling journey.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you manage your expectations as you attempt to sell your house.

1. Understand the Housing Market

You may own a great home, but even a top-notch residence may be difficult to sell based on the current housing market's conditions. If you allocate time and resources to study the real estate market, however, you can differentiate a buyer's market from a seller's market. Then, you can map out your home selling journey accordingly.

In a buyer's market, there may be an abundance of houses and a shortage of buyers. Therefore, sellers may need to price their houses competitively to stir up interest from buyers.

Comparatively, in a seller's market, there likely is an abundance of buyers and a shortage of first-rate houses. This means a seller probably won't have to wait long to receive offers to purchase after he or she lists a high-quality residence.

To distinguish a buyer's market from a seller's one, you should look at the prices of recently sold houses in your area and find out how long these properties were listed before they sold. This information enables you to review the level of interest in properties in your city or town and can help you determine whether you're preparing to enter a buyer's or seller's market.

2. Know Your Home's Strengths and Weaknesses

You may believe your home is flawless, but buyers may quickly identify problems with your house. Fortunately, a seller who conducts a house inspection can address any potential issues before listing his or her residence. Home inspection results may help a seller establish realistic pricing expectations for his or her house too.

During a house inspection, a property expert will examine a residence both inside and out. This property expert next will provide a homeowner with an inspection report that details his or her findings. With an inspection report in hand, a homeowner can correct underlying house issues before he or she adds a residence to the real estate market.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent understands the opportunities and challenges of the home selling journey. As such, he or she will help you set expectations for this journey, as well as help you make the most of available home selling opportunities and resolve property selling challenges.

Typically, a real estate agent will meet with you and find out what you want to accomplish by selling your home. He or she next will craft a personalized home selling strategy for you, promote your residence to potential buyers and do everything possible to help you maximize your home sale earnings.

Manage your expectations as you proceed along the home selling journey. By doing so, you can limit the risk of encountering home selling problems and boost the likelihood of a successful property selling experience.


There are both younger and older Millennials today willing to purchase a home but want a realtor to guide them through the process due to a couple of mistakes they are afraid of committing. The most surprising thing about how Millennials buy homes is that they want a realtor to guide them through the process, because everyone, buyers as well as sellers, wants to make the right financial decisions, to avoid real estate regret and unnecessary pressure from high market conditions. 

However, what can Millennials do to avoid real estate regret? Although most people could think of driving around the area all day to get an idea of what the market is like, it is essential to get advice from someone with some experience and your interest in mind to help you avoid future complaints and nagging. As a result, many make such big decisions with their parents:

Parents have experience

With the interest of mortgage rates going higher and home prices increasing altogether. Parents could come in rescue with financial assistance and thus, try to have a share of buying decisions from the location of such property to the pricing and size.

Most times, your parents’ perspective on decision-making might seem different from yours, or you could perceive it to be biased and no relation to your situation and taste. Irrespective of this, endeavor to heed to their advice as it turns out in most times to be a wise approach.

Listen when they point out to you that the property might be overpriced

You could find a property and think it is the perfect one for you. They could be in an expensive area with multiple school districts, or have a lower level of crime rate due to tight security. They might be energy-efficient during the winter and so would save you money monthly. As a result of these advantages, you might think all these concessions are worth paying more without further negotiation. With your parents by your side with more experience, they can spot a problem or fault with the same property you're looking at and help you to use it as a bargaining chip.

Conversing openly with your parents on topics like real estate plans, money, and wills may seem difficult and awkward to you. But it will be wise of you to do so as real estate comes with a lot of different options and problems. Whatever the case may be, prepare yourself and start talking to them when making such a decision to support and guide you through. 

If your parents are part of your real estate decision-making process, make certain to introduce them to your real estate agent so that you're all on the same page.


Like NEW inside & out! Pristine,completely renovated 3B, 2 BA Cape on a secluded 1/2 acre lot in an established Centerville Pineridge neighborhood. This home boasts nearly 2,000 sq ft of living space, new hardwood floors, a living room with fireplace, new eat-in kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, white cabinets & breakfast bar. Front to back combo family/dining room w/built-ins, 1st floor bedroom & a 1st floor den/office, two new bathrooms, plus two front to back bedrooms on the 2nd floor. Fresh landscaping & paint (inside & out), new carpeting in the bedrooms, plus newer roof, gas heat & hot water. There's a 36x14 rear deck that steps down into the very private rear yard. This home is like new & in true, move in condition. New Title V.

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169 Cedric Road , Barnstable, MA 02632

Centerville

Single-Family

$464,900
Price

3
Beds
7
Total Rooms
2
Baths
Open House
Sunday
October 06 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
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