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Posted by Peter Tzannos on 5/20/2019

The car, entryway, stairs, hallways, bedrooms, closets and cupboards—wherever you look, there it is. Clutter! You dream of life minus the piles, boxes, and bags of stuff. Onto the internet, you go to find that magic formula, the perfect system to tame that clutter chaos. Once in place, you believe your life will be one smooth ride. Four hours later, you have tons of information and pictures of neat ideas, and you are; overwhelmed. Mentally throwing in the towel, you move on with your day and wish the clutter would sort and organize itself.

Reality Bites

Well, welcome to the real world with your glorious clutter. Don’t despair. You CAN tame the piles of papers, clothing, bags and other items. You will need to break it down into smaller bits and pieces. Everyone loves a dramatic overhaul that, through time-lapse camera work, happens almost instantly. In reality, changing the clutter habits that created the chaos takes time and strategy. Start in a couple of areas that irritate you the most. 

Start small

Pick one or two places clutter accumulates to start the decluttering adventure. For example, place a basket near the entryway to catch the keys as people enter. It will eliminate the jumble of keys in other places around the house and also the frantic looking for keys as you try to leave the house. Another idea is placing a small trash bin where people come in from outside so any trash they have, such as fast food wrappers, cups or junk mail, can go straight into the garbage. No system will succeed if you don’t have the cooperation of those who contribute to the clutter. Have a brief discussion with the other household members about the desire for a more organized and tidier environment. Enlist their help in finding ideas that can reduce clutter. When you involve them, they are more likely to find changing their habits easier.

Real life rhythms

Only keep systems and routines that work over the long run. Remember to keep it simple and low or no maintenance. The goal is to create order and increase enjoyment of your space. Consider the whole household and how you all function on a daily level. Each person has individual habits, and a household its own rhythm. Each system you implement must fit your household rhythm. So, think of the big picture when putting your anti-clutter routines together. As the new systems begin to become habit make sure to celebrate your efforts to tame the clutter chaos. Make sure to check out ideas for clutter reduction when you browse through your next open house.





Posted by Peter Tzannos on 5/13/2019

Everyone will agree that cleaning the house is a big task. No one has time every week to the heavy cleaning. From the living room to the bedrooms and the garage without forgetting the front yard. So much cleaning to do.However, this piece highlights that you don't have to spend the whole day cleaning the house. You can get the job done under an hour. Here's how;

  • Start from the bedrooms. While you want to clean your home, it is always a good practice to start from the bedroom. That is because that is most likely the most cluttered room in the house. In cleaning the bedroom, don't start anyhow. Your first task in the bedroom is to do a clean sweep. Get any clothes and other things placed wrongly in order and sweep the floor. After you finish sweeping, the next thing you should do is lay or make the bed. If the bedspread needs changing, do that and make it neatly. Next, deal with dust. Brush down dust from the curtains and windows, then use the vacuum. It shouldn't really surprise you to find out that you can do all that in 10 minutes.
  • Head to the bathroom. Having dealt with the bedrooms, the next stop in the house cleaning is the bathroom. And, yes you can clean the bathroom under 9 minutes. The first thing to do is to spray everywhere- from the walls to the sink. Now, tackle the toilet and wash thoroughly. Having done that, cleaning the sink is next. You have to wash the sink with appropriate soap and water. Now clean the mirror and wipe down the shower and tub. After completion, the last task in the bathroom is moping the floor. Do that thoroughly, and the bathroom is all set.
  • Next is cleaning the kitchen in 12 minutes. Of course, the first thing is getting the dishes out of the way. Wash all dirty dishes. Next, rearrange all out of place items. For instance, get the frying pan off the sink and the salt container into the cabinet. Having done all that in quick succession, remove all stickiness and clean the counters and appliances; then tackle the floor.
  • The last place to clean is the living room. Like you have done in the bedroom, put all misplaced items in their correct location. Dust the tables, windowsills, and electronics. Next, clean the glass surfaces and then use the vacuum. 

 It is important to note that cleaning the house under an hour will only happen after much practice. So, don't give up too quickly. If it takes you two hours the first time you followed this guide, keep at it. You will be surprised at the results you will get in no time.




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Posted by Peter Tzannos on 5/10/2019

This Multi-Family in Arlington, MA recently sold for $900,000. This style home was sold by Peter Tzannos - REALTY EXECUTIVES.


120-122 Palmer, Arlington, MA 02474

Multi-Family

$899,000
Price
$900,000
Sale Price

2
Units
2,500
Approx. GLA
Attention contractors, developers and investors! come see this great opportunity in East Arlington. Lots of possibilities for condo conversion or long term investor. Home needs TLC but well worth the time and effort.

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Posted by Peter Tzannos on 5/6/2019

A home selling negotiation may seem like a major hassle, particularly for property sellers who want to find a buyer as soon as possible. Fortunately, a prepared home seller will be able to streamline the property selling cycle as well as get the best price for his or her residence.

What does it take to complete a successful home selling negotiation? Here are three must-haves that will ensure any home seller can finalize a successful negotiation quickly and effortlessly.

1. Housing Market Data

Understanding the ins and outs of the housing market can help an ordinary home seller become an exceptional one. As such, if you allocate the necessary time and resources to collect housing market data, you may be better equipped to enter a negotiation as an informed home seller.

Housing market data is readily available – you just need to know where to look for it.

For example, home sellers can examine the prices of recently sold houses that are similar to their own. By doing so, home sellers can see how their house stacks up against the competition – and whether the price a homebuyer wants for a residence is in line with similar properties.

2. Realistic Expectations

Let's face it – as much as a home seller would like to enjoy a fast, seamless negotiation with a property buyer, many hurdles may delay a home sale. But a home seller who establishes realistic expectations before a negotiation begins may be able to minimize stress.

For home sellers, it is important to understand that a negotiation must meet the needs of both a property buyer and seller. And if you consider the homebuyer's perspective, you may be able to enter a negotiation with an open mind.

Furthermore, a home seller should be unafraid to walk away from a negotiation if necessary. Although exiting a negotiation is far from ideal, it is important to remember that it is always an option. Thus, if a negotiation reaches a point where you start to feel uncomfortable, you can always walk away and relaunch your efforts to sell your house.

3. An Expert Real Estate Agent

No one should be forced to enter a home selling negotiation without expert assistance. Luckily, real estate agents are available in cities and towns nationwide, and these housing market professionals possess the skills and know-how to assist home sellers during negotiations.

An expert real estate agent will serve as a liaison between a home seller and homebuyer. He or she will provide honest, unbiased recommendations throughout each stage of a home selling negotiation, ensuring you can make informed decisions along the way. Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent is happy to respond to any home selling concerns and queries – without exception.

Want to take the guesswork out of negotiating a home sale? Consider the aforementioned factors before you begin a home selling negotiation, and you can improve your chances of securing the best price for your residence.





Posted by Peter Tzannos on 4/30/2019

This Condo in Waltham, MA recently sold for $620,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Peter Tzannos - REALTY EXECUTIVES.


22 Bishops Forest Drive, Waltham, MA 02452

Condo

$599,000
Price
$620,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Great opportunity to live at the Luxurious Bishops Forest, This is a super unit in a perfect location in the Highlands with lots of available parking. Sunny unit with all new hardwood floors, new stainless steel appliances and much more. Lower level has a slider with walk out , and new HVAC system. This is the best value in all of Bishops Forest. Ready to move in. There is also a beautiful swimming pool and tennis courts. Conveniently located near highway, all major routes, shopping and restaurants. Come see what the most sought after community has to offer!

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