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Posted by Shellye Blake REALTOR® on 11/26/2020

Buying is home is a lengthy and, at times, stressful process. So, it can be discouraging when your offer is rejected.

If youíve recently had a purchase offer rejected by the homeowner, donít worry--you have options.

In this post, weíre going to cover some of those options so you can start focusing on your next move and potentially even make a second offer that gets accepted.

1.  Reassess your offer, not the seller

You could spend days guessing the reasons the seller might not have accepted your offer if they didnít give you a straightforward answer.


However, your time is better spent addressing your own offer. Double check the following things:

  • Is your offer significantly lower than the asking price?

  • If so, is it lower than comparable sale prices for homes in the neighborhood?

  • Does your offer contain more than the usual contingencies?

Once youíve reassessed, you can determine if a second offer is appropriate for your situation, or if youíre ready to move onto other prospects with the knowledge youíve gained from this experience in hand.

2. Formulate your second offer

So, youíve decided to make another attempt at the house. Now is the time to discuss details with your spouse and real estate agent.

Out of respect for the sellerís time and their timeline for selling the home, you should treat your second offer as your last.

So, make sure youíre putting your best offer forward. This can mean removing those contingencies mentioned earlier or increasing the amount. However, be realistic about your budget and donít waive contingencies that are necessary (commonly appraisals, inspection, and financing contingencies).

3. Consider including a personal offer letter

In todayís competitive market, many sellers are fielding multiple offers on their home. To set yourself apart from the competitors and to help the seller get to know your goals and reasoning better, a personal letter is often a great tool.

Donít be afraid to give details in your offer letter. Explain what excites you about the house, why it is ideal for your family, and what your plans are for living there.

What shouldnít you include in your offer letter? Avoid statements that try to evoke pity or guilt from the seller. This seldom works and will put-off most buyers to your offer.

4. Moving on is good time management

If you arenít comfortable increasing your offer or if you receive a second rejection, itís typically a good idea to move onto other prospects. It may seem like wasted time--however, just like a job interview that didnít go as planned, itís an excellent learning experience.

Youíll walk away knowing more about the negotiation process, dealing with sellers and agents, and you might even find a home thatís better than the first one in the process!




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Posted by Shellye Blake REALTOR® on 11/24/2020

This Condo in Plymouth, MA recently sold for $349,900. This style home was sold by Shellye Blake REALTORģ - CENTURY 21 Classic Gold.


66 Blissful Meadow, Plymouth, MA 02360

Condo

$349,900
Price
$349,900
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
GPS 141 Beaver Dam Rd. Plymouth [some sites are incorrect] for directions. BLISSFUL MEADOW, a quaint 55+ development situated on over 17 acres. The homes are 2BR, 2BA, 1-level duplexes w/ 1 car att garage and walkout basement. Open kitchen offering your choice of cabinet color, granite counters & hardwood flrs that flow to the living area. Master bedroom has it's own bath w/ shower, tile flooring & choice of vanity w/ granite countertops. The separate laundry room has a pantry w/ tile flooring. 2nd bedroom is nicely sized for guests or office. A 2nd bathroom offers a tub/ shower combo, vanity w/ granite countertops & tile floor. . Neighborhood will feature an outdoor pool, club house, putting green, and/or pickleball court. Condo Fee is $330.00. For add'l cost, builder can make handicap accessible and/or finished basement, Inquire for details & pricing.

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Posted by Shellye Blake REALTOR® on 11/24/2020

This Condo in Plymouth, MA recently sold for $330,000. This style home was sold by Shellye Blake REALTORģ - CENTURY 21 Classic Gold.


68 Blissful Meadow Dr., Plymouth, MA 02360

Condo

$330,000
Price
$330,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
GPS 141 Beaver Dam Rd. Plymouth [some sites are incorrect] for directions. BLISSFUL MEADOW, a quaint 55+ development situated on over 17 acres. The homes are 2BR, 2BA, 1-level duplexes w/ 1 car att garage and walkout basement. Open kitchen offering your choice of cabinet color, granite counters & hardwood flrs that flow to the living area. Master bedroom has it's own bath w/ shower, tile flooring & choice of vanity w/ granite countertops. The separate laundry room has a pantry w/ tile flooring. 2nd bedroom is nicely sized for guests or office. A 2nd bathroom offers a tub/ shower combo, vanity w/ granite countertops & tile floor. To finish out this gorgeous space there is a back patio/deck to relax on and enjoy the peaceful, beautifully landscaped surroundings. Neighborhood will feature an outdoor pool, club house, putting green, and/or pickleball court. Condo Fee is $330.00. For add'l cost, builder can make handicap accessible and/or finished basement, Inquire for details and pricing.

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Posted by Shellye Blake REALTOR® on 11/19/2020

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Adding square footage of living space to your home is always a sound investment. Not only does it give you and your family more space to play, but it adds resale value, too -- even if the square footage you add is outdoors. A well-designed and constructed pergola does both. It provides shade and shelter for guests; at the same time, it adds beauty and function to your backyard while boosting its value to potential buyers.

Benefits of Adding a Pergola

We've put together a checklist of reasons why you might want to consider upping your entertainment game with the addition of a backyard pergola:

Pergolas Ground Your Outdoor Space

A beautiful pergola is the perfect structure to section off a portion of your backyard for entertaining. Sit beneath it for hours, reading your favorite books. Or, host a friendly get-together for a dozen friends. A pergola delineates your entertainment space. 

Pergolas Provide Shade and Shelter

Entertaining with a pergola means guests stay cooler and somewhat protected from the elements. Add a shade canopy made of canvas, lattice or natural, vining plants, and your pergola can help keep the area beneath it up to 15 degrees cooler on the hottest, summer day.

Pergolas Add Privacy

There are so many ways to perk up your pergola, including adding curtains, lattice, plants and more. All add beauty to your construction, but they all add privacy, too. Sit outside without the world staring back at you when you settle in under your pergola. 

Constructing Your Pergola

Now that you've decided a pergola is the perfect home improvement, how do you go about building one?  You have several options:

DIY Pergola

You can build your pergola from scratch if you have the know-how and tenacity. This is the most economic option, but make sure it's permitted and built to code if you're trying to up your resale value. You'll want to choose materials that are hardy against the elements, such as pressure-treated wood, cedar, vinyl or aluminum. You'll also need specific tools and supplies, such as a post-hole digger and quick-set concrete. 

Pergola Kit

Pergola kits are readily available online and at your local home improvement store. They include everything you need to construct your pergola, including the wood, vinyl, aluminum or fiberglass posts, brackets and hardware. Upon delivery, your pergola is ready to assemble. This option is a little pricier than doing it yourself, but it's cheaper than calling in a pro. 

Professional Installation

The average cost of professional pergola construction is between $3,500 and $4,000, according to HomeAdvisor. This cost can change according to where you live, the materials used and the size of your pergola. But this option is also the one that will raise your resale value the most. 

When it comes to living space, every square foot counts. This is especially true when it's time to list your home for potential buyers. Consider the addition of a pergola to enhance both the function and beauty of your backyard. Your family and the next one will love you for it. 




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Posted by Shellye Blake REALTOR® on 11/12/2020

This Condo in Plymouth, MA recently sold for $350,000. This style home was sold by Shellye Blake REALTORģ - CENTURY 21 Classic Gold.


15 Blissful Meadow Dr., Plymouth, MA 02360

Condo

$339,900
Price
$350,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
**MODEL OPEN EVERY WED 3-5** **UP AND READY TO GO! - LAST UNIT AT THIS PRECONSTRUCTION PRICE** GPS 141 Beaver Dam Rd. Plymouth [some sites are incorrect] for directions. BLISSFUL MEADOW, a quaint 55+ development situated on over 17 acres. This 2BR, 2BA, 1-level duplexes w/ 1 car att garage. Neighborhood will feature an outdoor pool, club house, putting green, and/or pickleball court. Condo Fee is $330.00.

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