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Achieve a real estate sale in the middle of winter


The housing market in Worcester can be as volatile as a Massachusetts winter and people trying to sell their homes at the start of the calendar year can encounter some challenges with moving their properties. Though there are some steps homeowners can take to make their properties more attractive to potential buyers, a person hoping to execute a real estate sale can always choose to work with a real estate attorney to help successfully move the process along.

In addition to helping homeowners work out the nuances of their sales agreements, real estate attorneys can help individuals manage property disputes when they arise between contracting parties. Additionally, real estate attorneys can assist buyers and sellers in working with mortgage lenders to secure fair terms on their home financing.

But before a person needs to worry too much about the legal and financial aspects of a possible sale he needs to get his home ready for others to view. In the winter this can be particularly challenging as days are short and winter weather can wreak havoc on structures and landscaping.

To combat the challenges of selling a home in winter a person can make his home more inviting by keeping the lights turned on and maintaining the home at a warm, comfortable temperature when buyers come to visit. Porches, driveways and other walkways should be shoveled if snow is present and any possible hazards such as icicles and black ice should be removed to prevent injuries.

Getting a home ready to sell in winter can be challenging but it is possible to make a transaction even during the year's coldest months. With the help of a real estate attorney a seller can be sure that he is protecting his rights and legal options for contracting on the sale of his home.

Source: Fox News, "How to sell your home in winter," Adam Verwymeren, Jan. 9, 2014

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