Moving into their new home is an exciting time, and they’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before they get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you can remind them to cover first.

Change the locks

Even if they’ve been promised that new locks have been installed in their new home, you can never be too careful. It’s worth the money to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that no one else has the keys to their home. Changing the locks can be a DIY project, or they can call in a locksmith for a little extra money.

Steam clean the carpets

It’s good to get a fresh start with your floors before they start decorating. The previous owners may have had pets, young children, or just some plain old clumsiness. Remind them to take the time to steam clean the carpets so that their floors are free of stains and allergens. It’s pretty easy and affordable to rent a steam cleaner— local grocery stores may have them available.

Call an exterminator

Prior to move-in, they probably haven’t spent enough time in the house to get a view of any pests that may be lurking. Remind them to call an exterminator to take care of any mice, insects, and other critters that may be hiding in the home.

Clean out the kitchen

If the previous occupants wanted to skip on some of their cleaning duties when they moved out, the kitchen is where they probably cut corners. Wipe down the inside of cabinets, clean out the refrigerator, clean the oven, and clean in the nooks and crannies underneath the appliances.

160 Franklin St, Halifax MA 02338


3579 sf

4 Beds / 3 Full & 2 Half Baths

Contact: Sharon McNamara (781) 294-4848

HOME. . . there’s no place like it especially when you are enjoying a custom-designed plan once featured in Better Homes & Gardens that is perfectly set upon an estate-like landscaped lot with irrigation system! Step upon the expansive farmer’s porch and start making your memories in this unique Gambrel styled Cape home with its flowing floorplan spread out over 3,579 sqft of living space including two staircases to 2nd level giving a separation of living quarters if desired, enormous Kitchen/DR that brings thoughts of entertaining with family, friends & new neighbors. This home is both mechanically sound with many updates, appliance upgrades, and a newly installed 4 BDRM septic system in ’18 to name a few. At the same time, this home is cosmetically pleasing offering its new owners the country charm and detail of custom mill-work, built-ins, French doors, and more. Welcome Home. Welcome to Halifax

How to prepare for your real estate photography shoot

How to prepare for your real estate photography shoot

Buyers start their search online and spend an average of 7 seconds looking at each photo. That’s not a lot of time to capture their attention. Make your real estate photos pop and make the best first impression you can by following these tips:

  • Thoroughly clean the whole house (vaccuum and mop all floors, clean countertops, clean windows)

  • Pick up clutter throughout the entire home. Especially personal items, like family photos, pet beds, anything that will show a buyer that the home is occupied by someone else (we want them to vision themselves in the home)

  • Turn ON all overhead lights and lamps

  • Replace all burned out light bulbs