Sherry Bourque - RE/MAX Main Street Associates

Posted by Sherry Bourque on 2/18/2018

A hot housing market features residences that buyers want to purchase as quickly as possible. As a home seller, you should do everything possible to stir up interest in your residence, even in a hot housing market. Because if dozens of buyers compete for your house, you may be able generate significant profits from your home sale.

Ultimately, there are several fast, effective ways to ensure you can maximize your home sale earnings in a hot housing market, and these include:

1. Conduct a Home Inspection

A home inspection allows you to identify your house's strengths and weaknesses. Then, you can take the necessary steps to transform various home weaknesses into strengths.

It won't take long to conduct a home inspection, either. Typically, a home inspector can visit your residence, perform the evaluation and provide an inspection report in a single day. This means you can quickly gain the home insights that you need to help you upgrade your residence prior to adding it to a hot housing market.

2. See How Your House Stacks Up Against the Competition

Take a look at the prices of available houses in your city or town that are similar to your own. This housing market data can help you establish a competitive initial asking price for your residence.

Furthermore, analyze the prices of recently sold residences in your area. With this housing market information, you can see just how quickly houses are selling and map out your home selling journey accordingly.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

If you're unsure about how to proceed in a hot housing market, there is no need to stress. In fact, if you collaborate with a real estate agent, you can get the help you need to optimize your home sale earnings, regardless of the current housing market's conditions.

A real estate agent is a housing market expert who understands how to navigate the home selling journey. First, he or she will meet with you to discuss your home selling goals. A real estate agent then will develop a personalized home selling strategy. Finally, this housing market professional will list your home, set up home showings and open houses and help you get the best price for your residence.

Of course, a real estate agent is happy to assist you once you receive offers on your house too. If you get a home offer and don't know whether to accept, reject or counter it, a real estate agent can help you explore the pros and cons of all of the options at your disposal. Plus, a real estate agent can offer a recommendation about how to proceed with an offer, along with plenty of insights to help you make an informed decision.

When it comes to selling a house in a hot market, there's a lot that sellers can do to achieve the best-possible results. Use the aforementioned tips, and you can boost the likelihood of maximizing your home sale profits after you add your residence to a hot housing market.

Posted by Sherry Bourque on 2/12/2018

This Multi-Family in Groveland, MA recently sold for $493,000. This style home was sold by Sherry Bourque - RE/MAX Main Street Associates.

679-681 Salem St, Groveland, MA 01834


Sale Price

Approx. GLA
Beautiful 2 family on a half acre lot with lovely, peaceful views. Please review thousands of dollars of upgrades and improvements. Either unit could be the owner's unit- both are so nice!! All new granite kitchens, new 2 full baths and 2 half baths. Make a choice: Delux full bath in unit 1 or an amazing 3 season porch w/a wood burning fireplace in unit 2. A few of the many special features include: Unit 1- C/A with 4 new Mitsubichi units, 17 new Pella windows, some new wood floors, french doors, waher/dry on 2nd floor, new stairwell to 3rd floor ( attic ). Unit 2 offers: new stairs to the 2nd floor, new cork flooring in Living rm and 3 season porch, new berber carpeting on 2nd floor, large master with new closet. Enjoy a cedar closet, SS appliances with a gas stove. Both units offer new 100 amp elec panels, sep elec & gas meters, 2 gas furnaces, 2 new driveways, newly painted exterior and a 2 car garage. Beautiful original beams.

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Posted by Sherry Bourque on 2/11/2018

In real estate, cash is power. It’s not exactly the amount of money that you have been approved for by a lender. This type of “cash” is what you can pull directly from your account to buy a property on demand. It can be difficult to compete with cash buyers especially in tight real estate markets. Below, you’ll find some tips to help you match up against any cash offers that you may be competing with when you buy a home. 

Make Your Offer Look Attractive As Possible

First, you should always have a pre-approval letter from your lender. This lets sellers know that you’re a qualified buyer. You should also get your lender or realtor (or both) to provide some financial information about you along with your offer. This helps to add to the case that you’re a dependable buyer.

Let Things Move Quickly 

If you allow your lender to send an appraiser to the property as quickly as possible, this will give you an advantage in the home buying process. You want to reduce the amount of time that it will take to close on the house. That means you should consider cutting down on both the appraisal and contingency time. You could even consider waiving any contingencies if you feel comfortable. 

To speed up the process, even more, you should pre-order an appraisal in advance. You can do this before your offer has even been written. It can be difficult to arrange this, especially with larger scale lenders, but it’s always worth a try. Once the offer is written, the lender can relay to the seller that an appraisal has already been scheduled.

You’ll also want to get the inspection done fairly quickly. You only have a short window of time to get the inspection done. The quicker you get this done, the more serious of a buyer you appear to be. You should have the inspector who you’ll use ready before you even put an offer in on a home in order to expedite this part of the process. Usually, inspectors don’t take terribly long to schedule appointments knowing that their clients have short windows to get inspections done.  

Make A Strong Offer

Making a good offer could mean paying extra for a home you love in order to compete with cash offers. Spending more money helps to win. Here’s why: Sellers almost always will give a cash buyer a bit more of a discount since they’ll be getting all of the funds up front. If you love the house and plan to live in it for years to come, the extra money you spend will be well worth it.         

Write An Offer Letter

An offer letter adds a bit of a personal touch to the number you put down as a buyer. Here, you can tell the seller who you are and why you love the home. It can be emotional to sell a property, but a seller will feel more comfortable knowing that the home is going to someone who will appreciate it.


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Posted by Sherry Bourque on 2/6/2018

856 Broadway, Haverhill, MA 01832



Full/Half Baths
Meadow View Condominiums featuring 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and 1 car garage. This spacious townhouse features open concept living at its best! Gleaming hardwood floors in the Fireplaced living room, Dining room with french doors to balcony, the cabinet packed kitchen with Maple cabinets. Two generous bedrooms, on on the second floor, master bedroom with master bath. The lower level features ample closets, and bedroom or office. Low condo fee, pets allowed with approval, central air, ample parking. Close to 495 , shopping and NH.
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Location: 856 Broadway, Haverhill, MA 01832    Get Directions

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Posted by Sherry Bourque on 2/6/2018

This Condo in Derry, NH recently sold for $200,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Sherry Bourque - RE/MAX Main Street Associates.

37 Highland Avenue, Derry, NH 03038


Sale Price

Full/Half Baths
Phase Three's 9 unit building is under construction now with only 3 units left. Welcome to Derry's newest Luxury townhome community. Each home is bright and airy with hardwood floors gleaming throughout the living room, kitchen and dining area. Granite counters, stainless steel appliances and soft close cabinet doors are a few of the standard features. Hurry in so you can have a chance to choose your colors, cabinets and flooring options!

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