Dawn Rousseau | Thomaston Real Estate, Plymouth Real Estate, Watertown Real Estate


Let's face it – selling a home may prove to be a long, arduous process, particularly for those who are listing a residence for the first time. Fortunately, we're here to help you simplify the home selling journey and ensure you can enjoy a pleasant home selling experience.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to make the home selling process quick and easy.

1. Evaluate Housing Market Data

The housing market frequently changes, and a seller's market today may transform into a buyer's market tomorrow. However, if you analyze housing market data, you can understand real estate segment trends and map out your home selling journey accordingly.

Take a look at the prices of recently sold houses in your city or town. This information can help you differentiate between a buyer's and seller's market.

Also, evaluate the prices of local houses that are similar to your own. This data will show you how your residence stacks up against the competition.

2. Hire a Home Appraiser

Although you might have received a great price for your house a few years ago, the value of your home likely has changed. As such, you should conduct a home appraisal to receive an accurate property valuation.

A home appraiser will look at your house's exterior and interior, along with assorted housing market data. Then, this appraiser can provide you with a valuation of your property. And once you have a property valuation in hand, you can determine how to price your house.

In addition, it often helps to complete a home inspection prior to listing your residence. Because if you perform a home inspection today, you can identify and correct any home problems that otherwise may slow down the home selling process.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

If you're unsure about where to find housing market data or how to hire a home appraiser, there's no need to worry. Real estate agents are available in cities and towns nationwide, and these housing market professionals will do whatever it takes to help you sell your house.

A real estate agent is a housing market expert who is available to assist you in any way possible. For instance, if you need help pricing your house, a real estate agent can make it easy to establish a competitive initial asking price. Or, if you are debating whether to accept or reject a buyer's proposal, a real estate agent can help you make an informed decision.

Let's not forget about the comprehensive support that a real estate agent provides in the days and weeks after you accept an offer, either. This housing market professional will keep you up to date about a home purchase agreement as closing day approaches. And if you ever have home selling concerns or questions, a real estate agent is happy to respond to them.

Ready to list your residence? Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and you can increase the likelihood of a fast, simple home selling journey.


Welcome Home to 1017 Hickory Hill! This 4 BDRM/2.5 BATH Dutch Colonial surrounded by trees on over an acre lot w/1 Car Under house w/roll up screen (included) PLUS a 3 Car, heated, OVERSIZED garage for all of you garage enthusiasts out there will not disappoint!! There's gorgeous Hickory Flooring in the LR, Kitchen & Hallway on Main Floor. Living Room includes the wood burning insert and a service/pass through window into the Kitchen. The Country Kitchen w/updated cabinetry, tile backsplash, breakfast bar, ceiling fan & sliders out to Trex deck w/stairs down to lower covered patio & 3 car garage. 2 Main Floor BDRMS (1 currently being used as a FDR w/tile floor), the other has w/w carpeting, ceiling fan & double-width closets. 2nd Floor offers MBR with vanity/dressing area, glass pocket door into the full bath, remote operation for skylight/shade, 2 double width closets & access from hall to the full bath. 2nd BDRM upstairs offers double width closets w/ceiling fan. Finished Lower Level has access in from garage & the covered porch, includes laundry room, with half bath & utility sink, mechanicals & oil tank. Detached 3 car garage is separated into 2 sections, w/10' ceilings, 23'x23' heated section w/leased propane tank, workbench (included), 100 amp electric panel, compressor hook-up, pull down attic storage & ceiling mounted heater which heats both sections when door between the 2 areas is open. Main house windows & frames replaced by current owner. Don't miss this one!!

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1017 Hickory Hill Road, Thomaston, CT 06787  

Residential
$272,000
Price
8
Total Rooms
4
Bedrooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome Home to 1017 Hickory Hill! This 4 BDRM/2.5 BATH Dutch Colonial surrounded by trees on over an acre lot w/1 Car Under house w/roll up screen (included) PLUS a 3 Car, heated, OVERSIZED garage for all of you garage enthusiasts out there will not disappoint!! There's gorgeous Hickory Flooring in the LR, Kitchen & Hallway on Main Floor. Living Room includes the wood burning insert and a service/pass through window into the Kitchen. The Country Kitchen w/updated cabinetry, tile backsplash, breakfast bar, ceiling fan & sliders out to Trex deck w/stairs down to lower covered patio & 3 car garage. 2 Main Floor BDRMS (1 currently being used as a FDR w/tile floor), the other has w/w carpeting, ceiling fan & double-width closets. 2nd Floor offers MBR with vanity/dressing area, glass pocket door into the full bath, remote operation for skylight/shade, 2 double width closets & access from hall to the full bath. 2nd BDRM upstairs offers double width closets w/ceiling fan. Finished Lower Level has access in from garage & the covered porch, includes laundry room, with half bath & utility sink, mechanicals & oil tank. Detached 3 car garage is separated into 2 sections, w/10' ceilings, 23'x23' heated section w/leased propane tank, workbench (included), 100 amp electric panel, compressor hook-up, pull down attic storage & ceiling mounted heater which heats both sections when door between the 2 areas is open. Main house windows & frames replaced by current owner. Don't miss this one!!



This listing recently sold for $260,000.

278 Forest Ridge Road, Waterbury, CT 06708  

Residential
$259,900
Price
$260,000
Sale Price
10
Total Rooms
6
Bedrooms
4/1
Full/Half Baths
You can't ask for more in this 3800+ sq ft Contemporary/Ranch style home w/ 1 Bedroom In-Law unit w/separate entrance in Bunker Hill! 1 Level Living at its best! H/W Flooring throughout main floor except the 2 1/2 baths. An open Living/Dining Room Combo with double sided wood burning fireplace & plenty of natural light from the wall of windows is the focal point as you enter from the foyer or the 2 car garage. There's a private Master Suite complete w/over-sized lavish Master Bath w/stand up shower & separate jetted tub, dual sinks & huge linen closet. If that wasn't enough, there are 4 more Bedrooms to choose from, make one an office/den/library or study with built-ins already there! The kitchen boasts custom built-in cabinetry, granite counter tops & SS appliances. Off the Kitchen is a Family Room and large powder room/laundry room. All this plus 3 zoned C/Air & Heat, C/Vac, whole house intercom, sliders from both the kitchen & family room to the deck. Great home for entertaining!! Huge full basement w/lifetime waterproof warranty. Recently installed solar panels on the 50 Yr Architectural Roof (3 yrs young) reduce heating/cooling costs immensely along w/programmable thermostats in main house. Bonus, 1 Bedroom In-Law unit w/separate entrance, all utilities included (except landline phone), laminate flooring, fridge, stove & laundry room inside the unit. Don't miss out on this beauty! Terrific commuter location near Rt 8!


Nothing upgrades a wall like topping it off with beautiful crown molding. Whether you’re adding elegant curves, farmhouse-style flat-boards, or craftsman millwork, adding that crowning touch turns traditional walls into luxurious architectural statements. And don’t forget the walls and baseboards, they deserve the royal touch as well.

Hire a pro or go it alone?

Installing crown molding might be daunting to a novice do-it-yourself-er, so use this guide to decide when you need a professional to do the deed: Are your walls uneven? Do they have lots of niches? Are there bay windows with odd angles? Does a sloping staircase cut into the ceiling? Is there an angled wall? Mitering corners and disguising uneven walls might be beyond you if you’re new, so consider getting a professional opinion on the effort it will take to complete the job. 

If you do decide to tackle it yourself, follow this shortlist of DIY methods to get the look you love.

  • When your walls or ceiling is crooked, irregular, or misaligned, instead of a single piece of molding, consider trimming the ceiling and wall first. Using this three-piece system, you can cover up or compensate for problematic walls. To accomplish this, you’ll install thin flat molding along the ceiling creating a new straight line. Then, you’ll do the same on the walls, joining them up at the corners. Now, with flat, straight, and even surfaces to work with, install the decorative crown molding to finish the room.
  • Farmhouse chic is a popular trend. To change up your builder grade home to give it that countryside casual, trade out the shallow standard baseboard for taller, flat-board versions. You don't have to purchase special molding, use thin pine boards (or faux paintable polyurethane versions) to give you the flat farmhouse look. Use the same molding at the ceiling and trim out at the top with either a convex or concave quarter round. Paint your trim in satin or try a distressed chalk-paint application to age it.
  • Speaking of farmhouse-style, extend the charm with beadboard. Milled sheets of wood or faux beadboard, cut to chair-rail or taller and topped with a flat pine board turn dull walls into lively conversation pieces.
  • Another option is board and batten. To create this charming finish, simply cut flat pine boards carefully to length and affix them to your walls at even intervals. Top mid-height versions with a slightly thicker trim board and paint boards and the wall in-between a heavy glossy finish.

No matter which look you choose, adding or upgrading the molding in your home gives it that unique character that either makes it all yours or sets it apart from the rest of the neighborhood. If you’re considering selling your home, be sure to have your real estate professional highlight these upgrades in your marketing.




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