Posted by Philip Dennesen on 4/12/2019

Believe it or not, a home listing may make or break your ability to sell your residence. If your initial home listing fails to stir up interest from property buyers, there is no need to stress. In fact, there are many quick, easy ways to bolster a house listing.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you transform an ordinary home listing into an exceptional one.

1. Include High-Quality Home Images

High-quality images that showcase your home's kitchen, bathrooms and other areas could help you differentiate your residence from other available properties. Perhaps most important, these images may make it easy for property buyers to fall in love with your house – something that could lead to many home showings in the near future.

If you plan to take photographs for a home listing, it is important to clean your residence and remove clutter in advance. That way, you can use images to showcase the true size and beauty of your house.

Also, if you need help with photographing your house, you may want to hire a real estate photographer. This professional can help you capture top-notch images of your home that you can instantly incorporate into your house listing.

2. Provide Accurate Information About Your Home

A home is a major investment, and as such, you should strive to provide buyers with as much information as possible about your residence. By doing so, you can make it simple for a buyer to determine whether your residence is the right choice.

Oftentimes, it helps to include room measurements, information about recent home upgrades and other relevant details about your residence in a property listing. Consider the buyer's perspective, and you may be better equipped than ever before to include home details that could help you differentiate your residence from the competition.

3. Be Honest with Property Buyers

There is no need to stretch the truth in a home listing, and doing so may do more harm than good as you try to sell your house. Instead, be honest, and you can craft an effective house listing that hits the mark with the right groups of buyers.

Lastly, as you search for ways to improve your home listing, you may want to collaborate with a real estate agent. This housing market professional will help you navigate all stages of the property selling journey and ensure you can achieve your desired home selling results.

A real estate agent will learn about you and your home and help you put together an engaging and informative house listing. Then, he or she will host home showings and open house events. And if you receive an offer to purchase your home, a real estate agent will help you review this proposal and determine the best course of action.

Eliminate the guesswork associated with preparing an effective home listing and other property selling tasks – hire a real estate agent today, and you can get the help you need to streamline the home selling journey.





Posted by Philip Dennesen on 4/5/2019

Making your own candles is a fulfilling endeavor to take. You’ll learn about the art of candle-making, get the chance to make something for your home yourself, and reap the rewards once you get to burn it and diffuse whatever (if any) fragrances you choose to use.

Many people are surprised to learn that it isn’t all that hard to make a candle. However, to make one that will burn well and smell nice can be tricky.

In this article, we’re going to walk you through how to make your own candle for your home.

Chandlery

In the times when households weren’t yet powered by electricity, candle-making or “chandlery” wasn’t just a fun skill to have--it was downright useful.

Since the earliest times in recorded history humans have been making candles. First from tallow, or beef fat, and then of beeswax and other animal-produced substances.

Today, however, the most common candle wax base is paraffin, due to it being the cheapest base. As a petroleum byproduct, many people are concerned with potential health risks of paraffin and have elected to use alternatives. The two most common are beeswax and soybean oil.

The wax base you choose is up to you, but you’ll likely find that soy is a good middle ground between quality and price.

Gather your supplies

Once you’ve decided on a wax, you’ll need to think about a few other ingredients--namely your wick, container, and any oils you’d like to add for fragrance. You’ll also need a way to melt the wax, such as a double boiler.

When it comes to wicks, it’s easiest to buy them pre-assembled. However, you can buy a roll of braided rope and tabs to make and cut them yourself. When cutting your wick, leave an inch or two extra so that you can cut the wick to the proper size later on.

In terms of a container you have several options, some of which might be laying around in your house at this very moment. You could reuse an old candle container, use mason jars or coffee cups, and most other heat- and flame-resistant containers. If you plan on making several, buying a pack of candle tins of mason jars online is an economical way to go.

Finally, you’ll need to choose some fragrances if you want your candle to smell like anything. There are hundreds of essential oils to choose from. However, they don’t all go nicely together. It’s best to do a bit of research and find out which oils make good pairs. Some examples: Cedarwood and bergamot, lavender and rosemary, orange and lemongrass.

Making your candle

Put water in the bottom of your double boiler and add roughly ½ lb wax to the top pan. Heat slowly until the wax melts, stirring and chopping up the larger chunks throughout the process.

Once the wax is melted, take your wick and dip the tab into the wax, then carefully press the tab into the bottom of your container. Use a pen or other tool to do this to avoid burning yourself on the wax.

Next, add your essential oils to the double boiler. A pound of wax typically requires only an ounce of oil. Then, stir it for a minute or so to distribute the oil throughout the wax.

Then, pour the wax into your container with one hand. With your other hand, keep the wick held in the center of the container.

Finally, you’ll need to keep the wick in the center of the candle until the wax dries. You can do this by tying or taping the wick to a pen or pencil and resting the pencil on top of the container so that the wick stays in the center.




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Posted by Philip Dennesen on 4/3/2019


28 Eastern Ave, Beverly, MA 01915

Ryal Side

Single-Family

$399,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
First Showings at OPEN HOUSE Sat & Sun April 6th & 7th from 11 am -1pm: Quensicential Ryal Side Home- Close to everything, Obear Park, the commuter rail, Ayers Ryal Side school, downtown, shopping , highways and mall! Well maintained, modern bath, traditional lay out,1438+ Sq Ft with 3/4 bedrooms, extra deep 1 car garage, back deck overlooking a cute fenced & level backyard! Any offers to be reviewed Tuesday 6pm.
Open House
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April 06 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Posted by Philip Dennesen on 4/3/2019


28 Eastern Ave, Beverly, MA 01915

Ryal Side

Single-Family

$399,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
First Showings at OPEN HOUSE Sat & Sun April 6th & 7th from 11 am -1pm: Quensicential Ryal Side Home- Close to everything, Obear Park, the commuter rail, Ayers Ryal Side school, downtown, shopping , highways and mall! Well maintained, modern bath, traditional lay out,1438+ Sq Ft with 3/4 bedrooms, extra deep 1 car garage, back deck overlooking a cute fenced & level backyard! Any offers to be reviewed Tuesday 6pm.
Open House
Saturday
April 06 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 28 Eastern Ave, Beverly, MA 01915    Get Directions

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Posted by Philip Dennesen on 4/3/2019


28 Eastern Ave, Beverly, MA 01915

Ryal Side

Single-Family

$399,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
First Showings at OPEN HOUSE Sat & Sun April 6th & 7th from 11 am -1pm: Quensicential Ryal Side Home- Close to everything, Obear Park, the commuter rail, Ayers Ryal Side school, downtown, shopping , highways and mall! Well maintained, modern bath, traditional lay out,1438+ Sq Ft with 3/4 bedrooms, extra deep 1 car garage, back deck overlooking a cute fenced & level backyard! Any offers to be reviewed Tuesday 6pm.
Open House
Saturday
April 06 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 28 Eastern Ave, Beverly, MA 01915    Get Directions

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