Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri & Al Mussi on 3/20/2018

If you’re searching for a home and are looking for a deal, you may turn to homes that are listed as “For Sale By Owner.” These homes tend to be a great deal for the sellers, but not necessarily the buyer. This makes it all the more important that you hire a buyer’s agent for yourself. Your agent can check a bit of the work that the owner is doing without hiring a real estate agent for himself. When buying a for sale by owner property you’ll want to do all of the same things that you would do if you were buying a property that was for sale through a realtor including:

  • Check the asking price through comps
  • Get a property inspection
  • Make an offer and complete contract negotiations
  •  Check how long the home has been on the market

Just because a home is for sale by an owner, there’s no need to give up on the normal procedures that one goes through in buying a home. You have the right to have a buyer’s agent represent you in the transaction. Beware though as some for sale by owners are not willing to pay commission to any agents including buyers‘ agents. Be sure that the contracts are clear in this area so that you don’t fall in love with a home only to find out that you can’t use your agent in the transaction.

Other Points To Consider In A For Sale By Owner Transaction

You may need to hire an attorney, especially for an estate sale or short sale. 

You still need a home inspection and have the right to back out of the sale if something isn’t satisfactory about the home. The home inspection is important because it can reveal serious problems with a home such as high levels of radon, issues with the furnace, or a possible plumbing disaster waiting to happen.           

You may want a C.L.U.E. Report 

This type of report tells you what kind, if any, insurance claims have been made on the property in the past 5 years. The report will detail the date of the claim, the cause (if a natural disaster) and the amount that was paid to fix the damage. 

You should still get pre-approved

Getting pre-approved before buying a home is just something that should be automatic for buyers. It really lets the seller know that you’re serious about purchasing a property.

Buying a for sale by owner home is the same as purchasing any other property. You’ll just need to be an informed buyer through the process in order to make sure you’re doing what’s right for you.        

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Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri & Al Mussi on 3/14/2018

This Single-Family in Franklin, MA recently sold for $310,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Carol-Ann Palmieri & Al Mussi - RE/MAX Executive Realty.

18 Elm St, Franklin, MA 02038


Sale Price

Boundless opportunity presents itself for anyone that can appreciate the value of spacious one floor living. Situated on a large, beautiful lot this oversize ranch has 3 good size bedrooms and 2 full baths, eat in kitchen, dining and living room space. Hardwood floors, radiant heat. Pellet stove, 1st floor laundry and a very large walk out basement that adds even more possibilities for expansion! This home needs work but will be well worth the investment. Perfect for a contractor or someone with the ability to rejuvenate and renovate this home to it's full potential.

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Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri & Al Mussi on 3/13/2018

If you recently bought a home, now may be an ideal time to look at internet services providers in your new city or town.

Ultimately, not all internet services providers are created equal, and you'll want to look closely at the options at your disposal.

To better understand how to find the right internet services provider, let's consider three best practices.

1. Evaluate the Services That You Need

Most homeowners demand fast, reliable internet services, but it is important to note that the needs of one homeowner may vary from the needs of another.

For example, a homeowner who works out of his or her residence may need the fastest internet services available. This homeowner likely will need internet services that deliver consistent latency and bandwidth to ensure he or she can stay on track with everyday work.

On the other hand, a homeowner who uses the internet to download movies, music and video games may require internet services that work great around the clock. That way, this homeowner can instantly download large files at any time.

Check out all of the internet services that a company has to offer. And when in doubt, speak with an internet services representative directly. This will enable you to learn about all of the internet services that are available and make an informed purchase decision.

2. Consider Your Budget

The costs of internet services may vary based on where you live. As such, you'll want to consider your monthly budget to guarantee that you don't stretch your finances too thin.

In many instances, internet services providers will offer discounts or rebates if you sign a multi-year agreement. This may prove to be an excellent option if you plan to live in your home for the next few years, as you'll be able to lock in your internet services pricing for a set amount of time.

Furthermore, many companies provide internet, TV and phone services. And if you bundle the aforementioned services, you may be able to receive discounted rates.

3. Examine Customer Reviews

What are current and past clients saying about an internet services provider? Evaluate customer reviews, and you can find out what it's like to work with a particular internet services provider.

You may be able to receive client reviews directly from an internet services provider. Or, if you conduct an online search, you should have no trouble evaluating feedback about a broad array of internet services providers in a particular city or town.

Lastly, if you need extra help as you evaluate internet services providers, you should consult with a real estate agent. In addition to helping you discover your dream home, a real estate agent can offer insights into internet services providers in various cities and towns. Then, you'll be able to make the best possible decision.

Take the next step to set up internet services at your new home – use the aforementioned best practices, and you can choose an internet services provider that will meet or surpass your expectations.

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Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri & Al Mussi on 3/6/2018

If you intend to buy or sell a home, it's never too early to start planning ahead for moving day. By doing so, you can find a great moving company that will make it simple for you to take all of your belongings from Point A to Point B.

Ultimately, there are several best practices that individuals should consider before they hire a moving company, and these practices include:

1. Conduct an In-Depth Search

Dozens of moving companies may be available in your city or town, and all of these businesses claim to be the best. As such, differentiating one moving company from another sometimes can be difficult.

To kick off a search for a moving company, it often pays to reach out to family members, friends and neighbors for support. These individuals likely have moved at some point in their lives and may be able to provide moving company recommendations.

When in doubt, don't hesitate to search for moving companies online as well. A simple online search for moving companies likely will reveal a wide range of results. However, as you check out each company's website and client reviews, you should have no trouble narrowing your search.

2. Ask for Client Referrals

It never hurts to ask a moving company for client referrals. That way, you can gain firsthand insights into what it is like to work with a particular moving company.

To obtain client referrals, call a moving company directly. If the company has a proven reputation, it likely can provide client referrals instantly. Conversely, if a moving company has delivered lackluster results to date, it may struggle to provide client referrals.

In addition, ask a moving company's past customers about their experiences with the business. Find out why these customers chose a particular moving company, how the moving company handled various moving day challenges and whether these customers would use the same company in the future. This will enable you to gain the comprehensive insights you need to make an informed decision.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

Local real estate agents are well-connected in their respective cities and towns. Thus, if you contact a real estate agent today, you can simplify your search for the right moving company.

A real estate agent is happy to provide expert recommendations about moving companies in your area. Plus, if you need help finding a moving company on short notice, a real estate agent will go above and beyond the call of duty to assist you.

Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent is available to support homebuyers and home sellers alike. This housing market professional understands the challenges associated with buying and selling a house and will assist homebuyers and home sellers in any way possible. In fact, a real estate agent will help a property buyer or seller get ready to enter the housing market, prep for moving day and much more.

Take the guesswork out of finding the right moving company – use the aforementioned best practices, and you're sure to find a terrific moving company.

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Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri & Al Mussi on 3/2/2018

668 Franklin St, Wrentham, MA 02093



Full/Half Baths
Charming, updated, Village Colonial sits up off the road in a convenient Wrentham location just minutes to it's historic town center, outlet shops, commuter routes, Boston commuter rail and recreational Sweat Beach. This nicely appointed & renovated home offers 4 bedrooms ( 2 on second floor) (2 on third floor), spacious living space and a beautiful kitchen adorned with stainless and granite. There are 1.5 updated baths, and first floor laundry. Updated systems include heating, electrical, roof, windows. If you enjoy and value your privacy, you will love this home!
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