Investment properties are complicated. I manage rentals as well as summer homes. There is a strong summer and seasonal rental market. The first thing to consider is your long range plan for the property. Are you looking long term for a summer house for yourself? The Cape has a lot to offer. There are a lot of factors to finding the right investment. If you would like help please feel free to give me a call.... more
I manage a rental property on Maple. There is good and bad in the area. It really depends what you want out of the property. Give me a call if you want to see the property. I will point you in the right direction.... more
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local authorities with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
The surrounding ares with greenery and a few flowers. The cement cleaned and the wood cleaned or freshly painted. Indoor cleaned, if possible add granite to the kitchen counters and tile to the bath tub walls.... more
I would make sure that your septic tank needs to be replaced, or if it just needs to be pumped. Sometimes if you're experiencing problems they can be easily fixed by pumping the tank. However, you won't know this unless you've had it well inspected. I would call around to check the cost from several different contractors, since you don't have experience with one from before.
I manage yearly and summer rental properties. There are always more renters than rentals. Winter rentals are quite common on Cape. The rental income value is at a discount due to summer being such a premium. Work with a Realtor that understands the rental investment market. If you purchase a nice house it will rent.... more
From a legal standpoint, if the adjustable shelving is affixed the property and you plan to remove, you will need to disclose that in your sale listing.
Does the adjustable shelving provide significant personal meaning? By removing the shelving would it devalue the closet or other area it is located in? If it isn't of personal value and could potential take away from the closet or area it is in, I would suggest leaving it.
Again, great question to ask your Seller's Agent.... more
When you close the door, escorting the agent out the door, ask yourself, "Do I trust that person to represent the sale of my home?"
While experience is important and demonstrated knowledge of the local values of homes, you cannot manufacture trust. As a homeowner, you are in control of the listing and sale of your home. You need to find an agent that not only is able to answer buyer questions about your home, town/city and neighborhood, but someone who will reflect the manner in which you do business.
Do they return messages and calls promptly? Consistently hit deadlines? Able to craft and tell a story of your home to entice buyers?
Those are the questions you should be able to answer when finishing a listing appointment with an agent. If any of those answers are no, keep shopping.... more