Catherine Albiani - Sales Associate - CENTURY 21 Commonwealth | Winchester, MA


Family members and friends are loved ones who play important roles in your life. However, when it comes to sharing the news that you've decided to sell your home, it sometimes can be difficult to prevent these loved from sabotaging your home sale.

Lucky for you, there are many simple ways to reduce the risk that loved ones can hinder your ability to sell your residence.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to keep family members and friends involved in the home selling process.

1. Meet with Family Members and Friends

Don't wait to inform family members and friends about your decision to sell your house. Instead, meet with loved ones so you can discuss your home selling plans with them.

Face-to-face meetings with family members and friends are ideal. These meetings will allow you to explain why you decided to sell your home, where you plan to move and much more.

In addition, meeting with family members and friends shows loved ones that you care about their thoughts and feelings. It also sets the stage to involve your loved ones in the home selling process – something that may help you get the best results possible.

2. Respond to Loved Ones' Home Selling Questions

In all likelihood, family members and friends will have lots of questions about your decision to sell your home. If you plan ahead for potential questions, you should have no trouble responding to loved ones' queries accordingly.

It may be tough to move further away from loved ones. But if you prepare before you meet with family members and friends, you can improve your chances of remaining calm, cool and collected as you share your home selling news.

Furthermore, it is important to remember that loved ones might not always agree with your home selling decision.

On the other hand, family members and friends should be ready to stick with you and support your decision, regardless of whether they agree with it. By doing so, your loved ones can provide you with the assistance you need to streamline the home selling process.

3. Discuss Your Options with a Real Estate Agent

For those who want to get their loved ones involved the home selling cycle, meeting with a real estate agent may prove to be a great first step.

A real estate agent can provide recommendations and suggestions about how to share your home selling news with family members and friends. Plus, this housing market professional can respond to your home selling concerns and queries at any time.

Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent will serve as a great guide throughout the home selling process. He or she will help you add your residence to the real estate market, promote your house to potential property buyers and negotiate with homebuyers on your behalf.

Don't worry about telling family members and friends about your decision to sell your house. Conversely, use these tips, and you can prevent your loved ones from sabotaging your home sale.


After you buy or sell a house, you may have only a short amount of time to relocate to a new address. As such, it helps to plan ahead for moving day. Because if you start preparing for your move right away, you can budget accordingly.

There are many moving costs you need to account for as you prepare to relocate, and these expenses include:

1. Packing

The costs of moving boxes, packing tape and other packing supplies can add up quickly if you are not careful. Fortunately, if you consider what you will require so you can pack your belongings, you may be able to minimize your packing costs.

Oftentimes, you can repurpose cardboard boxes for appliances and use them for moving day. If you have empty cardboard boxes for appliances you purchased, you may be able to re-use these boxes during your move.

You also may want to reach out to local supermarkets. In some instances, grocery stores have empty cardboard boxes and bubble wrap that they no longer need. And in these cases, you can pick up assorted supplies that you can use to get ready for your upcoming relocation.

2. Storage

If you have a large collection of items but do not have a place to keep them at your new address, there is no need to stress. In fact, you can rent a storage unit to keep these items safe until you are ready to bring them to your new home.

A storage unit is valuable for those who are moving to a temporary location until they find a permanent house. Or, you may want to rent a storage unit if you still unsure about which items you want to bring to your new residence.

There is no shortage of storage unit providers in cities and towns nationwide. If you shop around, you can find a storage unit company that offers you the space you need to keep your items safe for the time being.

3. Travel

If you want expert help on moving day, you may want to hire a moving company. That way, you can work with a moving company that can accommodate your moving day requests at a budget-friendly price.

Of course, you should account for travel costs associated with food and fuel, too. And if you are relocating from one state to another, you also may need to account for hotel costs as part of your travel expenses.

If you are uncertain about how to prepare for moving day, you may want to consult with a real estate agent as well. In addition to helping you buy or sell a house, a real estate agent can help you plan for moving day. Best of all, he or she can offer tips to help you seamlessly relocate from one location to another.

Create a moving day budget – you will be happy you did. If you account for the aforementioned moving expenses, you can avoid the risk of spending beyond your means to get ready for moving day.



19 Green St, Salem, MA 01970

Condo

$249,900
Price

4
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
A bright and airy penthouse unit you won't want to miss! Warm and welcoming one bedroom, one bathroom condo within a three family home. Vaulted ceilings and skylights flood this top floor with an abundance of natural light. Beautiful hardwood floors in the bedroom with large closet. The kitchen has generous counter space and flows right into the large, open concept living/dining room. Last but not least, you will love the direct access to your private, newly re-built composite deck with year round water views begging to be enjoyed any time of day. Come and see for yourself all South Salem has to offer including Forest River park down the street in one direction and vibrant downtown Salem in the other. Simply a great place to call home. Open House Saturday 11/14 and Sunday 11/15, 11-12:30pm both days.
Open House
Saturday
November 14 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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19 Green St, Salem, MA 01970

Condo

$249,900
Price

4
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
A bright and airy penthouse unit you won't want to miss! Warm and welcoming one bedroom, one bathroom condo within a three family home. Vaulted ceilings and skylights flood this top floor with an abundance of natural light. Beautiful hardwood floors in the bedroom with large closet. The kitchen has generous counter space and flows right into the large, open concept living/dining room. Last but not least, you will love the direct access to your private, newly re-built composite deck with year round water views begging to be enjoyed any time of day. Come and see for yourself all South Salem has to offer including Forest River park down the street in one direction and vibrant downtown Salem in the other. Simply a great place to call home. Open House Saturday 11/14 and Sunday 11/15, 11-12:30pm both days.
Open House
Saturday
November 14 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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Location: 19 Green St, Salem, MA 01970    Get Directions





19 Green St, Salem, MA 01970

Condo

$249,900
Price

4
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
A bright and airy penthouse unit you won't want to miss! Warm and welcoming one bedroom, one bathroom condo within a three family home. Vaulted ceilings and skylights flood this top floor with an abundance of natural light. Beautiful hardwood floors in the bedroom with large closet. The kitchen has generous counter space and flows right into the large, open concept living/dining room. Last but not least, you will love the direct access to your private, newly re-built composite deck with year round water views begging to be enjoyed any time of day. Come and see for yourself all South Salem has to offer including Forest River park down the street in one direction and vibrant downtown Salem in the other. Simply a great place to call home. Open House Saturday 11/14 and Sunday 11/15, 11-12:30pm both days.
Open House
Saturday
November 14 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
More Open Houses
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Location: 19 Green St, Salem, MA 01970    Get Directions






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