Lisa Westerman - ReMax Professional Associates


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Your home is on the market, but you still live there. Now your agent called to see if a potential buyer can look at it in an hour. What do you do?

You Don’t Need to Panic

Instead of holding your head in despair, grab some tools, and clean the most visible areas of your home.

  • Sweep the front porch, steps and any cobwebs lurking in the corners. This is the first place your buyer sees, so it gives them an impression they’ll carry into the rest of the house.
  • While you’re at it, use the broom to give the front door a once over. If you have a cloth handy, use that too. If your door is glass, remove smudges from the kids and dogs. You can use vinegar and water, glass cleaner or simply warm water.
  • Grab a laundry basket and clear clutter from your entryway. Grab stray boots and shoes, hats and coats, school bags and anything else that gets dropped there. Put the basket in your car. You can organize it where it belongs later. Pick up any mail too and stick it in a drawer.
  • Sweep your kitchen floor and run a damp mop over it in the high traffic areas. To simplify this for the future, invest in a mop with a bottle of cleaner attached — no need for buckets.
  • Light a candle or diffuse essential oils in the kitchen to remove any odors from last night’s dinner.
  • Replace all the towels in the kitchen and baths. Set aside towels just for this purpose so that you always have a clean, matching set.
  • While you’re in the bathrooms, run a damp paper towel over the faucets and fixtures, wipe out the sink, and run a quick brush around the waterline of the toilet, then flush it.
  • Grab all the trash from your trash cans in the kitchen, bathroom, office, bedrooms, and laundry room. If you have a container in your garage, put it in there. Otherwise, throw it in a nearby dumpster(law permitting). Just because you can’t smell it doesn’t mean your visitor won’t notice.
  • If you have time, take a feather duster to dark, visible surfaces, light fixtures and art frames.

Finally, grab your family and the pets, hop in the car and head to the park. You don’t want to be near your home while the agent is showing it to buyers. When you’re nearby, the folks visiting might not feel free to ask the questions they need to. When they’ve gone, head back home and reach out to your agent for feedback. 



4 Elizabeth Ln, Paxton, MA 01612

Single-Family

$299,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
One level living at it's best! Sunny 3 bedroom,1 bath ranch with attached garage in a neighborhood setting. This home is turn-key - completely renovated within the last few years. Brand new roof, brand new oil tank, updated bathroom & updated kitchen w/ granite counters & breakfast bar which is open to dining room. Convenient 1st floor family room (electric heat in this room only). Bedrooms have gleaming hardwoods & ceiling fans. Young windows, vinyl siding, young septic, boiler, recessed lighting added to kitchen & dining room. Fireplaced living room with gleaming hardwoods is open to a dining area with built in hutch - which is currently being used as extra living room space which is a great option. Full basement has great ceiling height, concrete floor and is completely open, ready for your finishing touches! Last but not least is the spacious fenced back yard with new fire pit. No showings until Open House Saturday March 14th 12:30-2. Come see you won't be disappointed!
Open House
Saturday
March 14 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Come see this totally updated turn-key home for the first time at this Open house, Come see - you won't be disappointed!
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Location: 4 Elizabeth Ln, Paxton, MA 01612    Get Directions

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13 Hadwen Ln, Worcester, MA 01602

Single-Family

$274,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
More spacious than it looks from the front! Renovated 3+ Bedroom, 2 full Bath West Side Bungalow w/ Garage. Home maintains its character & charm w/ window seats, beautiful woodwork, moldings, hardwd floors, stained glass window & fireplace, while having many recent updates including: Remodeled Eat in Kitchen w/ Quartz counters and Stainless Steel Appliances; Remodeled Bathrooms; Roof, Gutters; Deck, Boiler & HW tank; Circuit Breakers; refinished HW floors & updated fixtures. Home features a 1st floor bedroom and a 1st floor full bath. Also a 1st floor family rm. Tatnuck Neighborhood setting yet close to major routes.Off street parking - two driveways! This home is in impeccable condition. Come see, you won't be disappointed! No showings until Open House Sat 1/11 12:30-2.
Open House
Saturday
January 11 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Come see this beautiful home for the first time - showings begin at this Open house.
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Location: 13 Hadwen Ln, Worcester, MA 01602    Get Directions

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Single-Family

$399,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Motivated seller - huge price reduction for this 4 bedroom 2,735 sq ft 2 1/2 bath home in the desirable Crowningshield neighborhood. Updates include central air, interior paint, replacement windows in back, high efficiency HW tank, young oil tank, young roof, new hw flooring in hall & great rm, updated appliances & updated master bath. Home features a spacious 23x12 light-filled great room w/ cathedral ceilings & gleaming hw floors. Cabinet packed kitchen w/ loads of counter space boasts a sunny 10x14 dining area w/ palladium window & skylights. 1st flr family rm has fireplace & built ins; 1st flr laundry. Upstairs has 4 spacious bedrooms. Master features a walk-in closet & 2nd closet & an updated bathroom w/ jetted tub. The walkout lower level features a playroom & lots of storage space w/ great finishing potential. Relax in your screened porch or enjoy the yard from the deck. All on a treelined, private lot w/ beautiful landscaping in a lovely neighborhood setting.
Open House
Saturday
November 09 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Come see this beautiful, spacious home in neighborhood setting. Just reduced the price to $399,900 - priced to sell! Come see before it's too late.
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Location: 30 Crowningshield Drive, Paxton, MA 01612    Get Directions

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$419,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
4 bedroom 2,735 sq ft 2 1/2 bath home in the desirable Crowningshield neighborhood. Updates include central air, interior paint, replacement windows in back, high efficiency HW tank, young oil tank, young roof, new hw flooring in hall & great rm, updated appliances & updated master bath. Home features a spacious 23x12 light-filled great room w/ soaring cathedral ceilings & gleaming hw floors. Cabinet packed kitchen w/ loads of counter space boasts a sunny 10x14 dining area w/ palladium window & skylights. 1st flr family rm has fireplace & built in shelving; 1st flr laundry. Upstairs has 4 spacious bedrooms. Master features a walk-in closet (hers) & 2nd closet (his) & an updated bathroom w/ jetted tub. The walkout lower level features a playroom & lots of storage space w/ great finishing potential. Relax in your screened porch or enjoy the yard from your deck. All on a treelined, private lot with beautiful landscaping in a conveniently located neighborhood setting. Priced to sell!
Open House
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November 03 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Come see this new listing at it's 1st Open house. Beautiful, 4 bedroom home in a neighborhood setting! You won't be disappointed.
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