Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 1/19/2018

Dealing with a lot of stress as you try to sell your house? You're not alone. Fortunately, there are many great ways to minimize stress during the home selling process, including: 1. Prepare Before You List Your Home on the Real Estate Market A diligent home seller will prepare for the best and worst case scenarios, ensuring he or she is ready to deal with any challenges that may arise. For instance, you should conduct extensive research before you list your house on the real estate market. By doing so, you can determine a fair price for your residence and may be able to reduce the need for potentially stressful negotiations with prospective homebuyers. Don't forget to get your home appraised, too. A home appraisal will enable you to find out what your home is worth and discover ways to boost the value of your house as well. 2. Try to Focus on the Positives Unfortunately, when it comes to selling your home, it's often easy to see lots of negatives. From homebuyers who seemingly demand the world from you to the stress associated with keeping your home pristine in the event that you need to host a home showing on short notice, these negatives can add up quickly. And as such, they can cause a tremendous amount of stress. As a home seller, it's important to focus on the positives of your day-to-day life and use these positives to outweigh the negatives frequently associated with selling a home. Whether it's spending time with family members and friends or simply going for a walk on your own, there are many stress-relieving activities that you can enjoy any time you choose. Try to find stress-relieving activities that make you smile, and you should have no trouble maintaining a positive outlook as you try to sell your residence. 3. Work with a Dependable Real Estate Professional Why should you leave your home sale to chance? Instead, work with a reliable real estate agent, and you can minimize stress throughout the home selling process. Many real estate agents are available, and you should try to find one who will collaborate with you during every stage of the home selling journey. Ideally, the perfect real estate agent will possess extensive industry knowledge that makes him or her qualified to sell your residence. You also should strive to find a real estate professional who understands your wants and needs and will stand by your side in both good times and bad. Perhaps most important, your real estate agent should be ready to answer any concerns or questions that you may have at any time. Thus, this professional will be able to help you relieve stress and streamline the process of selling your house. There's no reason to let stress get the best of you as you try to generate interest in your home. But with the aforementioned tips, you'll be able to alleviate stress throughout the home selling process.





Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 12/28/2017

This Single-Family in Melrose, MA recently sold for $645,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Sharon Lanen Coskren - RE/MAX Leading Edge.


20 Felicia Rd, Melrose, MA 02176

Single-Family

$599,900
Price
$645,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
This beautiful home has been lovingly maintained by the same family for over fifty years. A great tree lined neighborhood where neighbors can catch up, walk dogs and ride bikes. Lovely period details throughout the home exude a charm and warmth that you will love. Spend winter nights in your fireplaced front to back living room. Nice sized kitchen opens to dining room with built ins. Four season porch is a great spot for home office or den. Retire each evening to your oversized master bedroom with two closets. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout add to the charm. There is also finished bonus space in the heated attic which is great for teen suite or playroom. Bonus 2 car garage and nice patio area complete this amazing home. Walk to Wyoming Hill commuter train and Oak Grove T as well as Fells Reservation and Spot Pond.

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Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 12/5/2017

This Single-Family in North Andover, MA recently sold for $680,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Sharon Lanen Coskren - RE/MAX Leading Edge.


20 Stage Coach Rd, North Andover, MA 01845

Single-Family

$650,000
Price
$680,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
What an opportunity to live in the coveted Bear Hill neighborhood where you will be part of great trick or treating, Labor Day cookouts, holiday parties and walks to Smolak Farm. This well cared for home offers great space for gathering all of your family and friends. Expansive eat in kitchen opens to fireplaced family room with skylight where you can easily entertain and interact with your guests while cooking. Picture Thanksgiving dinner in your well proportioned dining room and then retiring to your fireplaced front to back living room. Fireplaces in both the family and living rooms offer many options for cozy winter nights. First floor office is a great spot for getting work done at home.Nice playroom in finished lower level. Oversized deck overlooks tree lined private backyard where you can watch nature and relax or host family games. Nice fenced area for pets as well. This home has been lovingly maintained by the same family for many years and is ready for you to make it your own

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Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 12/1/2017

This Single-Family in North Andover, MA recently sold for $900,000. This Cape style home was sold by Sharon Lanen Coskren - RE/MAX Leading Edge.


657 Osgood St, North Andover, MA 01845

Single-Family

$949,000
Price
$900,000
Sale Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
You've driven by countless times and always admired this house and it's beautiful setting. Now this coveted spot is available for purchase! Imagine sitting on your front porch and watching the world go by. On a relaxing weekend, take a walk to Weir Hill or the Stevens Estate to explore the beautiful trails and grounds. During the week, kids can walk to local schools and social activities. Privacy abounds in this beautiful cape built by renowned local builder with your choice of first or second floor master suites. Amazing two story foyer with bridal staircase welcomes you into this beautiful home. Expansive fireplaced great room offers lots of space for entertaining and cheering on your favorite teams. Spacious open kitchen/family room make it easy to interact with your guests while putting together holiday meals and parties. Bonus room in lower level is great for kids and grownups alike. You can't beat the location and this amazing opportunity won't last for long!

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Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 12/1/2017

This Single-Family in North Andover, MA recently sold for $726,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Sharon Lanen Coskren - RE/MAX Leading Edge.


58 Settlers Ridge Rd, North Andover, MA 01845

Single-Family

$699,900
Price
$726,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
If you are looking for a beautiful home on a cul de sac close to major highways, this is it! Lovely farmers porch is a great spot to watch the neighborhood children play and ride bikes. Two story foyer welcomes you into this well maintained home with soaring ceilings and hardwood throughout. Imagine hosting Thanksgiving dinner while friends and relatives relax around your enormous island or chat from the nearby family room. Gas fireplace makes for cozy winter nights by the fire with plenty of room to play a round of family games. Bonus three season sun room and patio area mean great places to relax on lazy summer days. Carpeted finished lower level offers great space for kids play area or home gym. An all around great neighborhood to call home! Stop by the Open House Sunday 1:30-3:00.

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