Enjoy the bucolic peace and quiet of a Vermont country retreat just 23 miles from downtown Boston. This Acadian farmhouse, nestled in 7 spectacular acres, is approached by a long winding private drive through lightly wooded fields. Surrounded by old stone walls, the property abuts the meadows of Leland fields (conservation land) and has direct access to miles of hiking and equestrian trails. The post and beam home features an open floor plan with sunlight streaming through window walls offering vistas of woodlands and meadows. Kitchen features a chefs gas stove and quartz countertops. The step-down great room could serve as a formal living room or large library. A central open staircase leads to 3 spacious bedrooms on the 2nd floor and a 4th bedroom on the 3rd floor. Ample storage in the unfinished basement. This very private property has plenty of room for expansion or outbuildings – the addition of a pool, tennis court, or perhaps a barn and paddocks for the equestrian.
Elegant & stately five bedroom Colonial surrounded by lush landscaping, brick patios, gorgeous pool & cabana area. Living areas are graciously proportioned and include large marble foyer, first floor study, four season sunroom with cathedral ceilings just off the dining room and family room areas. Classic living and dining areas are great for entertaining. Open kitchen with stainless ovens, wide pine floors and cherry cabinets that open to large breakfast nook and family room. Mudroom entrance to the side/rear with tiled floors offer ample storage and back staircase to second floor. A generous sized landing on the second floor has expansive hall with four sunny bedrooms & stairs leading up to third floor which has fifth bedroom/bonus area. Finished lower level with both carpet and tiled areas with large laundry room. Three-car detached garage with storage above. Enjoy sailing and swimming in Sherborn’s own Farm Pond and Dover-Sherborn top schools.
There are a lot of factors that can cause one house to sell quickly, while others in the neighborhood languish on the market for months.
In many cases, homes are scooped up because of a desirable location, a great school district, or irresistible curb appeal.
While all buyers have their priority items and wish lists in mind when shopping for a new home, final decisions are often based on psychological factors, emotions, and gut feelings — not just cold, hard facts!
If you’re getting ready to put your house on the market, here are a few strategies for improving your chances of making a fast sale:
Good feelings help sell houses. Prospective buyers are going to be drawn to your house if it looks impeccable from the street and well cared-for on the inside. When your home conveys a sense of pride in ownership and attention to detail, it sends a positive psychological message to house hunters. Very often, the power of suggestion can work in your favor when you’re trying to make a favorable impression on potential buyers. Displaying fresh flowers, an appetizing bowl of fruit, or even table settings in your dining room or kitchen can help create a more inviting, appealing atmosphere. The right furniture arrangements can conjure up images of family gatherings, intimate conversations, or relaxing afternoons on the backyard deck.
Clutter creates discomfort. If you notice visitors side-stepping past your furniture or walking through your home as if they’re navigating a maze, that’s a sure sign your house is cluttered. Too much furniture or furniture that’s too large and bulky for the space it occupies will make your rooms look and feel cramped. Creating a feeling of spaciousness and openness, on the other hand, helps bring out the best in all areas of your home.
Small touches make a difference. Displaying vases of fresh-cut flowers, an appetizing bowl of fruit in the kitchen, or colorful, new towels in the bathroom can help enhance the ambiance of your home. When conditions permit, the smell of fresh muffins, bread baking, or coffee brewing can infuse your home with a comforting and inviting fragrance. A house that looks and smells clean will also help create a positive multi-sensory experience for your visitors.
The right price can clinch the deal. Ideally, the price of your home should be based on comparable properties in your neighborhood and what they recently sold for. If your home is not in the same ball park, you could easily scare away qualified buyers who would otherwise be ready to make an offer. Working with a real estate agent can help ensure that you’re house is competitively priced and that it doesn’t linger on the market longer than necessary. Once you get caught in that cycle, the perceived value of your home and it’s overall desirability can begin a downward slide. Take steps to prevent that from happening by having a comparative analysis done.