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Just Listed- 11 Old South Lane, Andover MA 01810

Located off Central Street this is a very desirable in town location.  A five minute walk puts you in the Andover Center.

Not only does it offer a great location, 11 Old South lane provides 1.44 acres of wooded privacy.  This is rare for an in town location. 

The home has been very well maintained and features some great outdoor living area for the new home owner.

#andover #realestate #homeforsale  
11 Old South Lane, Andover MA 01810. Incredible downtown location. Features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms on 1.44 acres. Kevin Vitali 978-360-0422
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What Makes a Great Photograph?
Often when I post a photograph that someone loves, invariably I get the email or message, what camera do you use?

The person is obviously hoping that if they get the same camera I do they can capture similar results.  Unfortunately, that is not the case. 

I put a quick list of 4 elements that go into taking a great photograph in order of importance.  Topping the list is composition and lighting.  The bottom of the list is equipment. 

Without strong composition and good lighting and expensive camera get you an expensive bad snapshot!
Expensive camera gear don’t make a great photograph. Composition and lighting top the list of the most important elements of a great photo.
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Abandoned Passenger Cars- Bartlett NH
This past spring I had the opportunity to find some old abandoned passenger cars I had read about.  The are located in Bartlett NH.

I love photographing abandoned building and vehicles.  The textures are always amazing.  Here is one of the shots looking into an abandoned car.
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I heard about these abandoned cars in Barltett NH.  There was very little information on them.  One Saturday I took of in hopes of finding them.  I finally did and I love the results.
There is a never ending search for new subjects for my fine art and landscape photography. Saturdays was a search for some abandoned trains I had read about.
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A Cost Effective Move

Recently I helped a friend with a long distance move of about 150 miles for a 4 room apartment.  The move was going into storage than moved back out when they found another apartment. 

The move budget was important. 

We ended up renting a UHaul which saved us about 600-1000 over other full service quotes I received.

At 50, I did not want to be moving furniture up and down flights of stairs.  My friend ended up hiring labor through the UHaul resource section of their site.

I have to say overall I was very impressed with the whole experience.  Hiring labor was relatively inexpensive and worked out great.  They knew what they were doing!

The whole move minus packing material was about $530.  Add about another $100 in packing materials from UHaul.  UHaul will buy back any unused boxes.  I also notices packing the truck was very easy as the boxes were all uniform.

Would I recommend it to a client on a budget... yes.  Would I do it again on a smaller move.... yes.

#realestate #moving #homebuyingtips  
UHaul move turns into a great experience. At 50 I did not relish the idea of helping someone move. Using a UHaul rental and contract labor... easy!
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The contract labor was quick and they expertly packed the truck.  Well worth the few hundred dollars.  I was not aware either you could contract labor.  You can use the list on UHaul site or there are others who co-ordinate labor as well. 
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The Story of an Expired Listing in Massachusetts

Here is a story of an expired listing in Massachusetts.  Six months on the market, unsold, a few people through the open house and only two showings.

Repackaged with a home preparation consultation, and new professional quality photographs and the home sold quickly listed at the exact same price.

Professional Quality Real Estate photos are becoming the norm.  Real estate photos are the key ingredient to your online listing strategy.  60% of a home viewers time is spent viewing a listings photographs more so than any other section of an online real estate listing.

#realestateadvice #sellingahome  
Expired Listing? Home sat on the market unsold? Did your real estate agent take top notch real estate photography? Good real estate photography sells homes.
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Defered Showings
Thanks +Bill Gassett for posting  What are Deferred Showings and How Do They Work 

Basically a deferred showing is a period of 3-7 days where a home is listed but not shown.  Bill discusses the pros and cons of deferred showings. 

Personally, I think you have to be careful of deferred showings.  They should be reserved for properties that are priced right and the seller has taken time to prepare the home properly. 

Otherwise the deferred showing can backfire on you. 

It is definitely a marketing strategy to discuss with your agent and if your home would benefit from deferred showings.
#realestate #sellingyourhome  
 
What Are Deferred Showings and How Do They Work
Deferred showings can be a powerful sales tool in real estate.

The premise behind deferred showings is to build momentum and demand before letting buyers into a new listing. Typically the home is put in MLS for 3-7 days before the buying public can see it.

If you are in a strong market this can dramatically increase the chances of getting multiple offers and possibly selling significantly over the asking price.

Take a look and see some of my tips on how you can make deferred showing work best. There are also some excellent home selling articles from +Anita Clark +Kyle Hiscock at +ActiveRain and +Karen Highland at +Storify that features a ton of great real estate bloggers!

If you are a real estate agent and don't have deferred showings in your market this is something you may want to try!!

If you enjoy the article and find it helpful please consider sharing it socially.

#realestate #deferredshowings  
What are the pros and cons of deferred showings. See how deferred showings can be a powerful sales tool when selling a home.
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Long story Bill.  I usually don't, I happily walk away but there are other factors going on with this one.
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How High Should Your Camera Be for Real Estate Interiors
Here is a quick guide from photographer Scott Hargis on how high your camera should be when photographing interiors. 

In general 15-20" above important elements is the guideline.  This includes beds, counters, appliances ect...

#realestate #photography
Ken asked the following question: What heights do you set your tripod/monopod at? Do you shoot kitchens and bath lower or higher ? Do you shoot from an average height – 5′? or do you sh…
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Abandoned Passenger Cars- Bartlett NH
This past spring I had the opportunity to find some old abandoned passenger cars I had read about.  The are located in Bartlett NH.

I love photographing abandoned building and vehicles.  The textures are always amazing.  Here is one of the shots looking into an abandoned car.
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Too much time to think when I am out shooting I think...
I left work and had a plan to go to Plum Island to take a few shots. I arrived and set up my camera. Unfortunately the sand fleas were horrific! Every time I stopped moving I would get covered in…
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Are You in a Competitive Real Estate Market?

Hers is a great article by +Kyle Hiscock , Signs you are in a competitive Real Estate Market

Certainly many Real Estate Markets here in Massachusetts are highly competitive.  Remember markets are highly localized.  A 300-400k market in one town can be flying while a price point of $600 could be quite slow.  Even in the same town.

It is important to know how the market is doing in the are you are interested in.  The market will dictate how aggressively you look and how you negotiate.  A savvy real estate agent can provide you with data and advice.

As Kyle points out, take the time to get properly pre-approved.  It is one point your buyer's agent can sell to the listing agent and the seller. 

Great read check it out.
 
6 Signs That You're In A Competitive Real Estate Market
Buying a home can be difficult in any market but buying a home in a competitive real estate market brings the level of difficulty to a new level.

There are certain signs that buyers need to be on the look out for when buying a home that will help them determine if they're market is a strong market or not.

A buyer who understands that they will be facing fierce competition puts themselves in a much better position to be successful when comparing to those buyers who don't realize the competition they will be facing.

In the newest article from +Rochester's Real Estate Blog you will find out 6 telltale signs of a competitive real estate market and also some tips for buying in a sellers market.

Check out the article at http://www.rochesterrealestateblog.com/6-signs-competitive-real-estate-market/

Be sure to check out the additional resources from other top bloggers including +Luke Skar of +Inlanta Mortgage - Madison, +Anita Clark, +Bill Gassett, +Angela Duong, +Lynn Pineda, and a +Bundlr resource with contributions from +Jeff Knox, +Ryan Fitzgerald, +Zurple, +Andrew Fortune, +Debbie Drummond, +Karen Highland, and others!

Please consider sharing this information socially if you think others would benefit.

#realestate   #homebuying  
Buying a home in a competitive real estate market can be tricky. Here are 6 signs indicating a competitive real estate market, AKA a sellers market.
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No problem +Kyle Hiscock It is a good article.  I think many of today's home buyers learn lessons the hard way.  The data is all there if they take the time to work with an agent that they trust,  they can be educated about what they are up against.
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The Story of an Expired Listing in Massachusetts

Here is a story of an expired listing in Massachusetts.  Six months on the market, unsold, a few people through the open house and only two showings.

Repackaged with a home preparation consultation, and new professional quality photographs and the home sold quickly listed at the exact same price.

Professional Quality Real Estate photos are becoming the norm.  Real estate photos are the key ingredient to your online listing strategy.  60% of a home viewers time is spent viewing a listings photographs more so than any other section of an online real estate listing.

#realestateadvice #sellingahome  
Expired Listing? Home sat on the market unsold? Did your real estate agent take top notch real estate photography? Good real estate photography sells homes.
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Massachusetts Realtor specializing in residential home sales as well as short sales.
Introduction
I am a Massachusetts REALTOR working out of Tewksbury MA.  I cover Essex county and Northern Middlesex County when working with home buyers and home sellers. 

Buying a House

I work with home buyers as a buyers agent.  I will represent you the buyer in the transaction.  I can offer many levels of service depending on your experience and needs when buying a house.  I can provide any or all of the services below for you.

  • Discuss and assess your individual needs
  • Bring an objective view to the process
  • Help arrange the professional you will need through the process (attorneys, home inspectors, mortgage professionals, movers….)
  • Provide you with the knowledge and experience gained through the closing of 100’s of transactions
  • Educate you about current market conditions and trends and help you analyze the data
  • Prepare you to buy
  • Help you find the right home
  • Determine if your target home truly suits your needs
  • Analyze market value of the home
  • Help you prepare an offer
  • Negotiate the offer in a timely manner
  • Help co-ordinate the closing  between all the involved parties
  • Makes sure you are comfortably settled in your new home

What did he long time client of mine have to say?

"Kevin made purchasing our first home a very comfortable and swift experience. He wowed us with his extensive knowledge of all things real estate and made us feel at ease by his personable attitude. Kevin will put in the extra hours needed to accomplish your interests at the drop of a hat. As if you were his only client. I look forward to call on his expertise again."

Massachusetts Short Sales

I have been doing a large amount of shorts sales over the past 7 years.  If your mortgage payment has gotten cumbersome, foreclosure is looming around the corner or you have to sell for personal reasons but are upside down on your home, I can help.  I can explain all of your options to foreclosure and decide which option is right for you and your family.

Besides being a Massachusetts REALTOR I can often be found in my spare time photographing scenes though out New England.  I went to school for photography and worked many years as a professional photographer.  I now do Fine Art Photography as well as take on a few portrait and commercial assignments.  Check out my gallery and blog at New England Fina Art Photography.




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