Mark Maraglia
EXIT Premier Real Estate | 508-272-8761 | markm@exitpremier.com


Posted by Mark Maraglia on 2/22/2018

When youíre selling a home, remember that honesty is the best policy. If you do decide to be dishonest as a seller, there can be some major legal consequences heading your way at a later date. As a general rule, if you think you should disclose something then you probably need to tell the buyer about it. There are a few things that are major concerns for sellers. If you know about any of the events mentioned below, you need to include it in your sellerís disclosure.


Lead Paint


Lead paint is a major concern especially for families with children. If your home was built before 1978, youíll need to sign a disclosure stating whether or not you know of any lead paint on the property. If you are unaware of any issues with the paint, then you are not legally obligated to provide information, since you donít know any better. If you did know that the home was de-leaded or have had lead paint testing done, youíll need to disclose this info for the buyerís knowledge. 


Emotional Defects


If there was ever a death on the property that you knew about, youíll need to disclose this to your buyers. Murders, suicides, and violent crimes all need to be revealed if they happened on your property. While itís an unpleasant thing to think about, buyers have a right to know. Deaths that have occurred before a certain time span may not need to be disclosed. You can check with the specific rules in your own state.    


Paranormal Activity



When it comes to selling your home, there are certain things that you may find silly but others find that they need to know. This includes any kind of paranormal activity like ghosts. Some states require that you release any information you may have about ghosts on a property in order to sell your home. If you believe the house is haunted, you have an obligation to tell buyers about it. If an exorcism or other strange activity has occurred on the property, youíll need to tell buyers about that as well. Thereís no issue too small when it comes to disclosing things about your home.


Water Issues


If your home has any kind of flooding problems or drainage issues, you should tell your buyers about it. Everything from a basement that floods to standing water in the backyard can be an issue. If you know about it as a seller and do not tell your buyers, you could face some serious consequences from it. If you have fixed these issues in the past, itís also worth adding to your disclosure as buyers will know that you have been proactive in taking care of any problems on the property.





Posted by Mark Maraglia on 2/18/2018


28 Porter St, Brockton, MA 02301

Single-Family

$229,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
1
Baths
BROCKTON FANTASTIC 4 BEDROOM RANCH STYLE HOME with a TWO CAR GARAGE=REMODELED 4 YEARS AGO & STILL LOOKING FINE! SOME TLC STILL NEEDED BUT PRICED TO SELL! "SOLD IN AS IS WHERE AS CONDITION" RUN DON'T WALK! EASY TO SHOW ON LOCKBOX=CALL TODAY BEFORE IT IS GONE!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

Similar Properties





Categories: Price Change  


Posted by Mark Maraglia on 2/15/2018

Ready to acquire your dream home? Although you might have already located your ideal residence, you may need to negotiate with a home seller. By doing so, both you and a home seller will be satisfied with the final results of a property transaction.

However, a homebuying negotiation sometimes can be tricky. And if you fail to keep your cool throughout a negotiation, you may miss out on the opportunity to purchase your dream residence.

What does it take to remain calm during a homebuying negotiation? Here are three tips to help you do just that.

1. Take Your Emotions Out of the Equation

Don't take it personally if a home seller wants to negotiate. Instead, view it as an opportunity to ensure all parties involved in a home sale get the best results possible.

In many instances, it's easy for homebuyers to let their emotions get the best of them. But if you feel overwhelmed by stress and frustration, it is essential to take a step back and assess the situation. That way, you can avoid making any rash decisions that could put your chance to purchase a top-notch house in danger.

Try to maintain a positive outlook throughout a homebuying negotiation. Also, don't hesitate to reach out to family members and friends for support, as these loved ones likely can help you analyze any homebuying hurdles and find ways to overcome them.

2. Know Your Options

You may invest many hours in a homebuying negotiation, and you might even make various concessions along the way. But despite your best efforts, there are no guarantees that your homebuying negotiation will be successful.

For homebuyers, it is important to remember that there are plenty of houses available in cities and towns nationwide. Therefore, if a homebuying negotiation goes sour, you can walk away and start a new search for a terrific home.

3. Consult with Your Real Estate Agent

When it comes to negotiating a home purchase, a real estate agent can make it easy to streamline the process of acquiring your dream residence. This housing market professional can serve as a liaison between you and a home seller. As such, he or she will do everything possible to deliver exceptional results for all parties involved in a homebuying negotiation.

Your real estate agent can take the guesswork out of a homebuying negotiation. This real estate expert can respond to any concerns or questions you may have throughout a negotiation. In addition, he or she will provide honest, unbiased recommendations to help you make informed homebuying decisions.

Perhaps best of all, your real estate agent can help you alleviate stress during a homebuying negotiation. He or she will provide you with world-class guidance, enabling you to stay calm, cool and collected as you search for your ideal residence.

Don't let your emotions overwhelm you during a homebuying negotiation. Conversely, use the aforementioned tips, and you can maintain your composure throughout a homebuying negotiation and boost your chances to acquire a first-rate house.





Posted by Mark Maraglia on 2/13/2018


48 Ettrick St, Brockton, MA 02301

Single-Family

$319,900
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
BROCKTON WEST-SIDE GORGEOUS CAPE STYLE HOME OFFERING 9RMS, 3BEDROOMS, & 2 BATHS PLUS A WOOD PELLET STOVE, A FINISHED BASEMENT & A TWO CAR GARAGE! ENJOY THE EAT-IN-KITCHEN with STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES INCLUDED, THE FENCED IN YARD & QUIET SIDE STREET LOCATION. FEATURES INCLUDE A NEWER ROOF AND NEWER HOT WATER TANK! MOVE-IN-READY HOME BUILT WITH COMFORT IN MIND. AFFORDABLE & EASY TO SHOW CALL TODAY!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

Similar Properties





Categories: Price Change  


Posted by Mark Maraglia on 2/12/2018


201 Newbury Street, Brockton, MA 02301

Single-Family

$337,000
Price

13
Rooms
5
Beds
2
Baths
BROCKTON BIG & BOLD COLONIAL with 4 to 6 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, ON 3 LEVELS OF LIVING SPACE. WOW! IDEAL FOR AN INVESTOR TO POSSIBLY TURN THIS HOME INTO A TWO FAMILY OR A ROOMING HOUSE! BUILT FOR A KING & QUEEN with a LARGE or EXTENDED FAMILY & DESIGNED FOR ENTERTAINMENT! FEAST YOUR EYES ON THE WOOD CRAFTSMANSHIP, CROWN MOLDINGS, & POCKET DOORS! THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME CAN BE YOURS with ALL ITS UPGRADED FEATURES INCLUDING: BEING FRESHLY PAINTED, with A NEWER KITCHEN, FIRST FLOOR LAUNDRY, FORMAL DINNING ROOM, HARDWOOD FLOORING, & AN OVERSIZED GREAT ROOM or FAMILY ROOM. AWESOME LOCATION CLOSE TO SCHOOLS, SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, & THE TEE STATION. EASY TO SHOW & PRICED TO SELL! CALL TODAY!
Open House
Saturday
February 17 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Saturday, February 17, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Comments: BROCKTON BIGGER IS BETTER= 6 or 7 Bedroom 2 Bath Single Family, with Hardwood Flooring, a Stainless Steel Kitchen, Formal Dinning-Room, and a Great Room is Ideal for the Large or Extended Family. Could be a Group Home, Doctors Office & Residence, or Veterans Home! Come to Open House this Saturday Feb 17th from 1PM until 3PM to view this BIGGER IS BETTER DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH! See you on Saturday! Sincerely, Mark Maraglia 508-272-8761
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 201 Newbury Street, Brockton, MA 02301    Get Directions

Similar Properties





Categories: Open House