Posted by Peter Tzannos on 4/12/2021

A home repair checklist can make a world of difference for any home seller, at any time. With this checklist in hand, a home seller can prioritize assorted home repairs. Plus, a home repair checklist helps ensure that a seller can enhance his or her house before adding it to the real estate market.

Ultimately, there are several items to include in a home repair checklist, such as:

1. Inspecting and Repairing the Roof

If you notice damaged, loose or missing roof shingles, you'll want to repair or replace these shingles immediately. That way, you can improve your home's roof something that may make your house more attractive than others to dozens of potential buyers.

Remember, many homebuyers don't want to deal with the hassle of roof repairs. If you allocate the necessary time and resources to repair your roof today, you can include details about your upgraded roof in your home listing. Thus, roof repairs may help you increase the likelihood of a fast, profitable home sale.

When it comes to roof repairs, it often pays to hire professionals. Reach out to local roof repair companies, and you should have no trouble upgrading your house's roof.

2. Sealing Cracks and Gaps in Windows and Doors

Cracks and gaps in windows and doors can cause warm or cold air to leak outside a house. As a result, these problems can drive up a homeowner's monthly heating and cooling bills.

Fortunately, sealing cracks and gaps in windows and doors can be quick and easy. In most instances, caulk or weather stripping can help minimize these issues. Or, you can always reach out to local contractors for professional assistance as well.

3. Power-Washing Windows and Siding

Your home's curb appeal can have a significant impact on how quickly your residence sells. If you power-wash your residence's windows and siding, you can instantly boost your home's curb appeal and help your residence stand out to potential buyers.

Oftentimes, you can rent a power-washer from a home improvement store. You also may choose to buy a power-washer; by doing so, you can use your power-washer both now and in the future.

A home repair checklist is a must-have for home sellers, regardless of the current housing market's conditions. If you need extra help determining which home repairs to complete prior to listing your residence, you may want to collaborate with a real estate agent too.

By hiring a real estate agent, you can receive expert guidance throughout the home selling journey. A real estate agent can put you in touch with the best local contractors to help you finish myriad home repairs. In addition, a real estate agent will help you promote your residence to the right groups of buyers and ensure that you can generate substantial interest in your house.

Ready to sell your house? Include the aforementioned items in your home repair checklist, and you can upgrade your residence in no time at all.

Posted by Peter Tzannos on 4/9/2021

188 Palfrey, Watertown, MA 02472



Full/Half Baths
Unique opportunity to reside on top of Palfrey Hill with spectacular views! Home is under extensive high end renovations and sitting on a large 13,000+ square foot lot on desirable Palfrey Hill. This home will have 4 bedrooms with 4.5 baths with 2 master suites! Also dining room and living room , office/den and a kitchenette on the lower level which lends itself to a great in law situation. Home will also have a high end kitchen with appliances to match and quartz counter tops. There will also be a mud room and family room. s far as the yard, there is no comparison! you will have a large private yard with unbelievable views , large stone patios , and a large deck just off the living room overlooking the yard .
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Posted by Peter Tzannos on 4/8/2021

54 Salisbury, Watertown, MA 02472

East Watertown



Super 2 bedroom in desirable east end! with renovated kitchen, gleaming hardwood floors throughout , updated bathroom, energy efficient replacement windows and gas heat!.Spacious bedrooms, and a bonus room/den/playroom and plenty of room in basement for storage and laundry. Property is professionally managed and well taken care of. Convenient location near Cambridge and Storrow Drive near the Belmont line.
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Posted by Peter Tzannos on 4/5/2021

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If you like to keep your lawn green and healthy year-round, then an irrigation system is key. But you don’t want any old irrigation setup, you need a smart system to enjoy green grass without a huge investment. Thankfully, many new home builders are putting weather smart irrigation systems in before they sell to attract more buyers and provide the ultimate homeownership experience. Here’s why that’s a great idea.

How Weather Smart Irrigation Systems Work

If you normally water your lawn by hand or using a basic irrigation system, there’s no way to tell if your lawn is getting the optimal amount of water. As the temperature and humidity levels change day to day, your normal watering amounts could either fall short or drown the grass.

Weather smart irrigation systems change all that by looking at local weather data and rain sensor readings, and then using the info to figure out the evapotranspiration rate for your lawn. Then, it meters out the perfect amount of water to keep your grass green without breaking the bank. The system repeats this process every day to ensure your lawn stays happy and healthy through every season.

Benefits of Using Smart Irrigation to Water Your Lawn

When you use a smart irrigation system to handle the daily watering needs of your lawn, you get all the following benefits.

Boost Curb Appeal

There’s no doubt about it. A green lawn easily boosts curb appeal and helps your home stand out from the crowd. Although you’re likely not thinking about selling anytime soon, it’s nice to know you’ll be ready when you do. Beyond that, a home with excellent curb appeal is simply a joy to live in, knowing that your property is the envy of the neighborhood.

Get Environmentally Friendly

With a weather smart irrigation system on hand, you can enjoy using less water than ever before to keep your lawn green and health. As the system uses local weather to optimize how much water your lawn gets, your home becomes even more eco-friendly. You can then rest assured that you’re doing all you can to ease your household’s impact on the environment.  

Save Money on Water

By making your household more eco-friendly, you can reduce what you spend on water each month. You’ll likely see an immediate impact on your water bill after the first month of using this system. You may see even bigger savings in the rainy months as the system uses the sensor readings to tell if the lawn already has enough water.

Take Charge of Your Time

Weather smart irrigation systems handle all the heavy lifting in determining when and how much to water the lawn. With that, you can direct your time and effort to other tasks without compromising on the health and appearance of your grassy areas.

With a look at all these benefits, it’s quite clear why you should embrace the power of a weather smart irrigation system. Thankfully, when you buy a new construction home, you may get to do just that since builders are installing high-tech irrigation systems more often than not.   

Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Irrigation System

Most weather smart irrigation systems connect to an app that lets you monitor its function and make changes as you see fit. You can set it up by inputting your time zone or zip code, and then seeing what settings it selects. If you prefer that it increases or cuts back on watering times, you can override the auto controls, though it’s best to just let it work its magic. Once it’s all set up, you can watch what it’s doing from virtually anywhere, including when you’re away on vacation for a few days.

Posted by Peter Tzannos on 3/29/2021

Believe it or not, upgrading your residence's curb appeal won't necessarily force you to break your budget. Now, let's take a look at three cost-effective ways to improve your house's curb appeal.

1. Mow the Lawn

Tall grass and weeds are unlikely to do you any favors, particularly if you want to reap the benefits of a fast, profitable home sale. Fortunately, if you spend some time mowing the lawn and trimming the hedges, you may be able to boost your house's curb appeal.

It generally won't take long to perform lawn maintenance tasks. Then, once you complete these tasks for the first time, you can set up a schedule to complete them every week or every other week until your residence sells. That way, your lawn will continue to look great in the eyes of potential buyers.

2. Clear the Walkways

Dirt, dust and debris may make your home's exterior walkways look messy. Perhaps worst of all, these problems may drive prospective buyers away from your house.

On the other hand, neat, tidy walkways could help your residence stand out to potential buyers. If you devote time and resources to sweep and clean your house's exterior walkways, you can increase the likelihood that your residence will make a positive first impression on buyers.

3. Remove Decorations

Although plastic flamingoes, lawn gnomes and other home exterior decorations have helped you distinguish your house from others in your neighborhood, now may be a good time to put these decorations into storage. Because if you keep decorations on your lawn, it may be difficult for a buyer to envision what life may be like as the owner of your house.

Remember, your goal as a home seller is to make your residence as appealing as possible to prospective buyers. By removing home exterior decorations, you can show off your residence's full potential. As such, you can make it easy for buyers to fall in love with your residence as soon as they see it for the first time.

As you search for ways to upgrade your house's curb appeal without breaking your budget, you may want to consult with a real estate agent too. This housing market professional is happy to provide home selling recommendations and can help you transform your home's exterior from drab to fab.

Typically, a real estate agent will provide expert guidance at each stage of the house selling journey. He or she first will help you craft a home selling strategy and promote your residence to dozens of prospective buyers. Plus, once you receive an offer to purchase your home, a real estate agent can help you analyze this proposal. And if you accept an offer to purchase your house, a real estate agent will do whatever it takes to help you quickly finalize your home sale.

Ready to list your residence? Upgrade your house's curb appeal today, and you can move one step closer to achieving the best-possible results during the property selling journey.