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Posted by McClintick Real Estate, Inc. on 7/19/2018

When you stop and think about all the preparations involved in putting your house on the market and avoiding mistakes, it can feel overwhelming! The good news is that you don't have to go it alone.

An experienced real estate agent can provide you with invaluable guidance on everything from effectively staging your home to complying with seller disclosure requirements.

One aspect of selling your house in the shortest amount of time (and for the highest price) is doing everything you can to make a great first impression on prospective buyers. You've probably heard the old expression "Presentation is everything." While that might be a slight overstatement when it comes to selling your house, it is a concept that is well worth keeping in mind. The overall impression prospective buyers take away with them after they've viewed your property will have a powerful impact on whether they decide to include it on their "short list."

Let There Be Light!

Sometimes the simplest changes can produce the biggest results. One example is lighting. If a room is inadequately lit, then you're not going to be showing it to its best advantage. Spaces that are too dimly lit can come across as dreary, shadowy, and uninviting. If you have bedrooms or other living spaces that don't have a ceiling light, for example, it might be worth the expense of having an electrician come in and correct that. Otherwise, homebuyers may find it frustrating and off-putting when they flip a wall switch, and it only turns on a ceiling fan, a floor lamp, or nothing!

Dimmer switches are often an easy and inexpensive solution for rooms that seem either too bright or too dark. Prospective buyers like the feeling that they can adjust the lighting in any room to match their immediate needs and mood.

Letting in as much natural light from the outside is another way to create a bright, cheerful ambiance in your home. Using decorative curtain ties to pull back curtains as far as possible can add a nice finishing touch while allowing as much outside light to shine in as possible.

If you happen to notice that your curtains are wrinkled, faded, tattered, heavy looking, or noticeably dated, you might want to consider replacing them with newer, more cheerful versions. The appearance and age of your curtains can have a lasting effect on the impression house hunters get from your home.

While we're on the topic of windows, keeping them impeccably clean is a goal worth prioritizing. That can be a difficult thing to keep up with if you have young children and pets who are always leaving smudges on glass and mirrors, but the cleanliness of windows is a small but important detail that will be noticed by potential buyers.

Although there are dozens of things to keep in mind when trying to make a great impression on home buyers, your real estate agent will help you identify cost-effective strategies for putting your best foot forward.





Posted by McClintick Real Estate, Inc. on 7/12/2018

There is no need to let excess heat slow you down on moving day. Fortunately, those who plan ahead for a hot moving day can remain calm, cool and comfortable as they transport their belongings from one destination to another.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prepare for moving in warm weather.

1. Get an Early Start

The early bird catches the worm. Much in the same vein, those who start a warm-weather move as early as possible may be able to beat the heat for at least a few hours.

Typically, the sun's UV rays are strongest in the middle of the afternoon. This means if you get an early start on moving day, you may be better equipped than ever before to reduce the amount of time that you'll be required to move large, heavy boxes in extreme heat.

2. Consider What You'll Wear

There is no need to wear baggy clothes that will weigh you down and further increase your body temperature during a warm-weather move. Instead, dress cool and comfortable on moving day, and you can keep your body temperature in check throughout the day.

On a spring or summer day, it usually pays to wear shorts and a t-shirt while moving. Also, you may want to wear a hat and sunglasses to help protect your eyes against the sun's UV rays.

Don't forget to apply plenty of sunscreen before you start your warm-weather move as well. Sunscreen will help you reduce the risk of sunburns on moving day.

3. Keep Plenty of Beverages on Hand

Excess heat can lead to dehydration that can make it tough for you and your moving team to complete your moving day tasks. If you keep a cooler filled with cold, refreshing beverages on hand, you can help your entire team stay hydrated throughout your move.

Pick up lots of bottled water and sports drinks prior to moving day. Furthermore, grab a few bags of ice and fill up your cooler, and you'll be good to go to help your moving team remain refreshed at all times.

When it comes to moving in extreme heat, it is easy to try to push through the heat to get the job done. But this approach may do more harm than good, as it may lead a person to become exhausted or faint. As such, you should try to plan regular breaks throughout a warm-weather move to help your moving team stay focused.

If you require extra moving day assistance, you can always reach out to a professional moving company. This business employs friendly, diligent moving specialists who can pick up your belongings and transport them to your new address, regardless of weather.

Lastly, don't hesitate to reach out to a real estate agent for moving day assistance, either. In addition to helping you buy or sell a residence, a real estate agent can put you in touch with the top moving companies in any area, at any time.




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Posted by McClintick Real Estate, Inc. on 7/5/2018

Your living room is one of the most used rooms of the house. It’s where the family gathers and company comes to chat. If the furniture in your living room is not arranged comfortably, then you may not enjoy the space as much as you should. Heed the tips below in order to get the furniture in the living room is arranged for comfort and practicality.  


See How Conversations Will Play Out


You want your living room to be a place where face-to-face conversation actually thrives. Even in the age of the smartphone, people still like a certain kind of connection with one another. Make sure that food and drinks will be in easy reach and that the seating is arranged in a way that allows everyone to be involved with a conversation. 


Use Dividing Factors


If you have a large living room, you’ll need to divide the space with either a room separation apparatus or a piece of furniture. Using furniture actually keeps the room cozy and free from feeling stuffy. If the living room bleeds into another room with an open floor plan, this becomes especially important. Use a sofa, and allow it to face away from the dining area in order to divide the conversation spaces and keep your home’s interior design flowing. 


Use A Focal Point


Most living rooms have a TV or a fireplace, or both. You can keep both on the same wall, or create separate spaces for both activities in order to have some division in the room. There are many different strategies that can be used in order to keep both the fireplace and the television in the same space without making a dizzying focal point.


Think Outside The Box


By arranging your furniture at a diagonal, or different angle than simple straight lines, you’ll be able to give your living room some flavor. First, set the sofa and the coffee table, then create the rest of the space around these establishing angles. This will make the room feel bigger and give it a sense of symmetry with flavor.          


Matching Furniture Gives Flow


By getting matching sofas, chairs, and side tables, you’ll be able to create a sense of symmetry in the room. The way you arrange the furniture ultimately depends on your needs and tastes, but you’ll have a few anchoring pieces to work with that will allow you to make the living room your canvas and your furniture your subjects. Have fun playing with the layout and design of the room. There’s really no right or wrong answers, just simply what will make you happy and what looks good in the space.




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Posted by McClintick Real Estate, Inc. on 6/30/2018

This Single-Family in Merrimack, NH recently sold for $300,000. This Colonial style home was sold by - McClintick Real Estate, Inc..


14 DW Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054

Single-Family

$299,500
Price
$300,000
Sale Price

3
Bedrooms
6
Rooms
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautiful new construction. Almost completed. End of June closing possible. Quality construction with nice floor plan. Big rooms. Kitchen features upgraded white cabinets, granite counters, pennisula bar, and stainless steel appliances. Dark stained hardwood floors in kitchen, living room and dining area. Tile flooring in baths and laundry room. Separate laundry room on 2nd level. Master bedroom features his and hers closets with hers being a walk-in. 5' vanity in main bathroom with double sinks. All rooms and closets have overhead lights. Brushed nickel hardware. Furnace prepped for central a/c. Deck and patio off dining area. Backyard is level and overlooks a small stream. Part of the lot will be fenced with 6' stockade fence. Town water, sewer and natural gas. Amazing home at this price! Great commuter location, just minutes to exit 11 off Everett Turnpike. Listing agent has ownership interest.






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Posted by McClintick Real Estate, Inc. on 6/29/2018

This Single-Family in Merrimack, NH recently sold for $365,000. This Ranch style home was sold by - McClintick Real Estate, Inc..


125 Amherst Road, Merrimack, NH 03054

Single-Family

$379,000
Price
$365,000
Sale Price

3
Bedrooms
6
Rooms
2
Baths
Stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bath Ranch situated on 2.2 acres. Just minutes to to exit 11 off Everett Turnpike. Wooded privacy and farm land views. Fence along the front offers additional privacy. Home was beautifully renovated 2 years ago. Move-in ready. One level living in excellent condition. Gorgeous kitchen featuring white cabinets, granite counters, two tier island, stainless appliances with gas cook top, built in double oven/convection/microwave, refrigerator, beverage center and no touch faucet. The open concept kitchen, dining and living room area are perfect for entertaining. Additional home features include; wood burning fireplace, dark bamboo flooring throughout, tiled bathrooms, jetted tub, energy efficient LED lighting, and generator ready. All major components are new, hot water tank, HVAC system, driveway, roof, windows, doors, electrical. Large attached garage. Huge unfinished basement with potential for additional living space. Exterior is vinyl sided with composite trim. 16 x 20 deck built to last with Azek decking and composite railings. This home is a must see.






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