Karen Adelson - Barrett Sotheby's International Realty


Looking to sell your condo? With assistance from a real estate agent, you can maximize the value of your property.

When it comes to selling a condo, hiring a real estate agent is a must. This housing market professional will set up condo showings, negotiate with condo buyers on your behalf and much more.

As a condo seller, it is important to do everything possible to get the best price for your property. And if you understand what it takes to find the right real estate agent, you may be able to streamline the condo selling journey.

Ultimately, there are many factors that condo sellers need to consider when they evaluate a real estate agent, including:

1. Condo Selling Experience

It is essential to hire a real estate agent who possesses condo selling experience. This housing market professional can take the guesswork out of selling a condo.

A real estate agent with condo selling experience will promote your residence to the right groups of property buyers. This will ensure your condo will stir up plenty of from interest from property buyers as soon as it becomes available.

Plus, a housing market professional can teach you about the real estate sector and help you plan accordingly. He or she will ensure you can avoid any potential hurdles as sell your condo too.

2. Communication Skills

Does a real estate agent go above and beyond the call of duty to stay in touch with condo sellers? If not, he or she may struggle to sell your condo.

A real estate agent should keep you informed at each stage of the condo selling journey. This housing market professional also should respond to your condo selling concerns and queries – without exception.

Perhaps most important, a real estate agent should be unafraid to be honest with you. With an honest real estate agent at your side, you can receive unbiased condo selling recommendations and make informed choices throughout the condo selling journey.

3. Client Referrals

How do past condo sellers rate a real estate agent? Ask a real estate agent for client referrals, and you can receive unparalleled insights into what it's like to work with this housing market professional.

Client referrals are great tools to help you decide whether a particular real estate agent is the best person to guide you along the condo selling journey. These referrals can provide you with insights into a real estate agent's professional demeanor and personality that you may struggle to obtain elsewhere. As a result, client referrals may prove to be exceedingly valuable to condo sellers.

If you need help selling a condo, allocate the necessary time and resources to hire a real estate agent – you'll be glad you did. Real estate agents are available nationwide and understand what it takes to sell a condo in any housing market. Therefore, working with a real estate agent may help you speed up the condo selling process and optimize the value of your property.


If you have just purchased a home, you have the option to refinance your home soon. Just because you can refinance your home doesn’t mean that you should. How long you should wait to refinance your home depends on a few things including:


  • Your refinancing goals
  • The rules of your lender
  • If your mortgage has a pre-payment penalty clause

Goals


Your goals for refinancing are among the most important things when considering whether to refinance. Lenders typically won’t refinance a loan that you have secured in the last 120-180 days, so if you’re looking to lower your monthly payments, you may have to shop for a new lender.    


The Type Of Loan You Have


If your financial situation has changed, it may be smart to change the type of loan that you have. Oftentimes, changing the rate and the terms of the loan can give you the extra freedom that you need for your loan and your life. 


Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster


If you do a cash-in refinance, this could be a smart way for you to build equity for your financial future and help you to secure a lower rate for your mortgage. Keep in mind that FHA loans are a bit different when it comes to paying down your mortgage. The FHA streamline program requires that you wait a minimum of 6 months before you refinance. 


Pre-payment Penalties


 Before you refinance your home, you’ll need to double-check to ensure that your mortgage doesn’t have a pre-payment penalty. If you do have one of these clauses included in your loan agreement, you should consult your lender to make sure that refinancing is a smart move for you.


Lender’s Rules


Every lender has different rules as to how quickly you can refinance your mortgage. You may also need to meet certain qualifications in order to go ahead with the refinancing. 


As tempting as it can be to try and get a lower mortgage rate, you may want to hold off on refinancing for a variety of reasons. Remember that every time you refinance your home, you’ll need to pay closing costs and other fees. While it may be a savings in the long term, it could cost you some up front cash. 


The best course of action is ideally to shop for  a lender and a mortgage rate that will suit your needs from the beginning. While no one can completely predict a changing market, you can shop around and find the right rate and loan for you at the time.



15 Winchester Drive, Lexington, MA 02420

Single-Family

$869,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Land, land, land...What an opportunity! Buy into the much-desired Sun Valley neighborhood. So rare to own nearly three-quarter acres of sumptuous landscaped grounds at an amazingly affordable price for Lexington. A wonderful mid-century multilevel ahead of its time with large, open, spacious flowing spaces including a 20x14 foot 1st floor family room and walls of windows allowing the uninterrupted views of gorgeous private gardens. Well maintained by these original owners, features include central air, sparkling floors and fresh paint. It's great as is or even better with updates and/or additions that this lot - surrounded by many $2,000,000+ homes - could easily sustain. Being a neighborhood resident, skip the 6+ year waiting list to the amazing Sun Valley Swim and Tennis Association for a modest yearly fee. All this with easy access to great schools, Burlington, Cambridge, and Boston.
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Saturday
June 09 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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15 Winchester Drive, Lexington, MA 02420

Single-Family

$869,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Land, land, land...What an opportunity! Buy into the much-desired Sun Valley neighborhood. So rare to own nearly three-quarter acres of sumptuous landscaped grounds at an amazingly affordable price for Lexington. A wonderful mid-century multilevel ahead of its time with large, open, spacious flowing spaces including a 20x14 foot 1st floor family room and walls of windows allowing the uninterrupted views of gorgeous private gardens. Well maintained by these original owners, features include central air, sparkling floors and fresh paint. It's great as is or even better with updates and/or additions that this lot - surrounded by many $2,000,000+ homes - could easily sustain. Being a neighborhood resident, skip the 6+ year waiting list to the amazing Sun Valley Swim and Tennis Association for a modest yearly fee. All this with easy access to great schools, Burlington, Cambridge, and Boston.
Open House
Saturday
June 09 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 15 Winchester Drive, Lexington, MA 02420    Get Directions

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15 Winchester Drive, Lexington, MA 02420

Single-Family

$869,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Land, land, land...What an opportunity! Buy into the much-desired Sun Valley neighborhood. So rare to own nearly three-quarter acres of sumptuous landscaped grounds at an amazingly affordable price for Lexington. A wonderful mid-century multilevel ahead of its time with large, open, spacious flowing spaces including a 20x14 foot 1st floor family room and walls of windows allowing the uninterrupted views of gorgeous private gardens. Well maintained by these original owners, features include central air, sparkling floors and fresh paint. It's great as is or even better with updates and/or additions that this lot - surrounded by many $2,000,000+ homes - could easily sustain. Being a neighborhood resident, skip the 6+ year waiting list to the amazing Sun Valley Swim and Tennis Association for a modest yearly fee. All this with easy access to great schools, Burlington, Cambridge, and Boston.
Open House
Saturday
June 09 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 15 Winchester Drive, Lexington, MA 02420    Get Directions

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