Deborah Caniff - Lynnfield, MA Real Estate, Swampscott, MA Real Estate, Marblehead, MA Real Estate


There are a number of reasons you may want to sell your home quickly. Whether you’re hoping to avoid making two mortgage payments, or if you are moving a long distance and have a limited time to close on your old home, it can become imperative to sell quickly.

Many homeowners in a rush to sell their home are at a loss for what they can do to increase their chances of selling quickly without substantially lowering the price.

If you’re in a competitive buyer’s market it can be even more difficult to make a quick sale. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help expedite the selling process. In today’s article, we’ll show you how to do just that.

Read on for tips on selling your home faster so you can move on to focusing on your new home.

Presentation matters

To give yourself the best chance of attracting buyers, you’ll want to focus on cleaning and staging your home.

Many sellers leave their belongings in the home and simply fill up their closet and basement while selling their home. A better approach is to rent a storage unit to keep your belongings in. This will make sure you can showcase the size of your closet and other storage areas in viewings and in your photography.

When it comes to photography, using high quality photos that show off the lighting and spaciousness of your home will attract more leads on your home. Spending money to hire a photographer for the day can save you valuable time and give you quality, marketable photos of your home.

Rethink your pricing

If you need to sell quickly, the easiest way to do so is to make sure you’ve priced your home reasonably. Many sellers have a tendency to aim high, thinking that they will be haggled down by a buyer.

However, fewer people will reach out if your home is outside of their budget. Set your home price close to its market value and make adjustments accordingly.

Add quick curb appeal

Curb appeal is the measure of how welcoming and desirable your home looks upon driving by or pulling into the driveway. This can be achieved with landscaping, paving the driveway, and cleaning the house’s siding.

However, you don’t have to spend thousands to clean up the outside of your home. Sometimes simply mowing and edging the lawn and adding fresh mulch goes a long way toward improving curb appeal.

Another thing to consider is the best time to take outdoor photos of your home. If you have a great view or sunsets, try taking photos at different times of the day to show off all your property has to offer.

Remove personal items

You want your home to appear livable--not lived in. Make sure family photos and other personalized items have been removed for real estate photography, open houses, and viewing.

Similarly, if you have any rooms painted colors that others may find jarring, re-paint them in a neutral, calming color. And, if any of your walls are painted a dark color, brighten them up to make the room appear larger.

This approach stands true for the driveway and garage as well. You want potential buyers to imagine how they could use the space--not how you’re currently using it. Make sure your vehicles and outdoor equipment are out of sight in your photos and during showings.


Fall might arguably be everyone’s favorite season—regardless of where you live. In New England, the weather becomes full of days with unpredictable forecasts of warm and cool days with crisp breezes, the more frequent rain showers and the leaves turning to beautiful hues of red, purple,orange, and yellow. It’s a scene that no New Englander ever takes for granted.And with the new season comes new décor. Check out these tips and tricks for fun and creative ways to decorate your home with for fall with pumpkins.

Paint: Paint is an easy go-to when you want to do something different with your pumpkins. You can go simple by painting all one color or you can grab some stencils and try out a floral look. These simple designs would be a nice idea to compliment your other fall decorations.

Glitter: Whether you want to go all out and coat your entire pumpkin in glitter, create designs from stencils with glitter or make a simple polka dot covered pumpkin, you can never go wrong with glitter—and there’s never too much of it either.

Cut outs/Craft Materials: There are a multitude of craft materials and cutouts that can be used in creative ways with pumpkins. Turn your pumpkin into an owl with some googley eyes and some brown and tan craft paper or go simple and create a jack-o-lantern without all the mess.

Stack ‘Em: For a unique approach to decorating pumpkins,considering stacking them. You could turn your pumpkins into a snowman (if you are eager for the holidays), an owl, or even create a message with a letter or short phrase on each pumpkin.

Permanent Marker: Use permanent market to create decorative designs or write words/phrases. Darker colors work best on orange pumpkins. You might be able to get away with a few lighter colors on the white pumpkins. You can use stencils or go with the free hand—if you’re risky.

Washi Tape: Washi tape is all the craze in the creative world. It comes in so many colors and designs. It’s a great addition to almost any DIY project. Use the tape as is or cut into cute designs or little dots fora polka dot pumpkin.

Most of these ideas are simple and can be completed in just a couple of hours. And they are great for families, friends, or a day of DIYing with yourself. You can get all the items described above at your local craft store and be sure to be on the lookout for coupons to make this project even less expensive.

So now that you’ve decorated your home for fall with your creative pumpkin crafting, go on and get out there and enjoy the season. There’s plenty of apple picking, pumpkin picking, fall festivals, and family time to be enjoying.


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26 Grey Lane, Lynnfield, MA 01940

Single-Family

$975,000
Price
$1,100,001
Sale Price

10
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Rare opportunity in King James Grant! Wills Built multi-level with colonial features offers the best of both style homes. Updated kitchen with red birch cabinets, granite counters, s/s appliances and dining area. Over-sized living room with Wills signature fireplace and bay window. Spacious dining room for hosting dinner parties for friends and family. Family room with another fireplace and custom built cabinetry. First floor laundry and half bath complete the main living area. Recently renovated lower level with full size windows and exterior access offers a flexible space the whole family can enjoy. Master bedroom features custom walk in closet and ensuite bath with double vanity, 6' jetted soaking tub and shower. There are 4 more generously sized bedrooms and two more baths. Don't need 5 BR? Use one as your home office! Fabulous level back yard features brick patio, free form pool with spa and lots of room to play! Easy access to schools, Centre, Market Street & commuting routes.




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65 Locksley Road, Lynnfield, MA 01940

Single-Family

$699,900
Price
$765,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Welcome home to 65 Locksley Road, one of the most desirable streets in Lynnfield! This home has a beautiful setting with a front porch and views of Suntaug Lake. Enter the gracious foyer that opens to the entertainment-sized living room with fireplace and a large picture window to take advantage of the light and the view. The country kitchen has stainless appliances and leads to the mudroom, morning staircase, and gracious dining room with built ins. First floor master bedroom has a walk in closet. The 2 full baths, one on each floor, are newly renovated! 2-3 bedrooms on the second floor lead to a walk in attic with great storage and expansion possibilities! Hardwood floors,finished basement, 2 car garage, freshly painted exterior, Marvin replacement windows, and a lovely flat backyard with a brick patio are just some of the other amenities! Title 5 Certified as a 4 bedroom Septic System! No open houses-showings by appointment only 7/16 & 7/17 2-7:30pm; 7/18 10-12; 7/19 10:30-12.

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34 Lincoln House Point, Swampscott, MA 01907

Single-Family

$899,900
Price
$960,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to EXCLUSIVE 34 Lincoln House Point and enjoy seaside living with fresh salt air breezes, ocean views, and deeded beach rights to a private beach. Located in one of Swampscott's most desirable areas, this home is a short distance to sandy Whales & Eismans Beaches, 1.3 miles to the commuter rail, and .75 mile to the town center. Enter the custom RANCH STYLE home and enjoy the entertainment- sized living room with a fireplace and a lovely sunlit bay window. This leads to the adjacent dining room and then in to the open kitchen/family room with fireplace, custom built-ins and a wood-beamed ceiling. All NEW BATHROOMS with marble floors, including a lovely master bath with large walk-in shower! 3 Bedrooms, guest half bath & an office complete the interior space. 2 car attached garage! Low maintenance grounds with quaint courtyard patio, perennial gardens, & irrigation. Don't miss this rare offering! No open houses - Showings by appointment only starting Wednesday, July 15.

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