Christine Natale | Real Estate, Lowell Real Estate, Melrose Real Estate, Essex County


After moving one of two things can happen when it comes to being organized. The first is that you have no idea where to even begin. The second? You realize you have way too much stuff and nowhere to put it.

This is where hiring a professional organizer comes in. Like absolute magicians, they can all of your stuff, factor in your lifestyle and create a system that keeps your organized and tidy.

When working with a professional organizer there are some things you should know beforehand.

The first being that, while their skills at creating systems to keep your home and clutter managed ca feel magical… they aren’t magicians. What I mean by this is that, once they finish the project it’s on you to maintain all their hard work and your investment.

And while a great organizer will design a system that works best for you that doesn’t mean it will just naturally happen. You need to be prepared, and willing, to make changes in your daily behaviors and habits.

Be prepared to get really vulnerable. Aka they are going to need to see your cluttery mess in all its glory so that they can design the best system to handle it. They need an accurate portrayal of what your daily struggle truly looks like. You will also need to be honest about your day to day behaviors, even if it’s embarrassing and a little painful to admit out loud.

Here’s the thing if you tidy up beforehand or aren’t completely your organizer won’t be able to create a system that truly works for you. It will be for the person who is just a little bit tidier and doesn’t have those embarrassing behaviors. And this person just doesn’t exist in your day to day reality!

Take their organizational style into account. Some organizers are working in the trenches with you side by side. And others go at it solo and bring you in after to show off their hard work and educate you on what steps need to be taken to maintain it.

Have a budget and list of prioritized “zones” to tackle beforehand. Know how much of your organizer's time you’re able to invest in. This will help you to formulate a plan of action and decide which rooms have the loudest cry for help.

Again, perhaps the most important piece is that you be committed to maintaining your new orderliness. Even when it gets hard and you slip up. This is going to take time and practice. So be patient with yourself and recognize that it’s all a work in progress. There will be backslides and that’s okay, it’s a part of the process. What’s important is that you take note of what happened, adjust your plan of action and keep moving forward.



211 Haverhill St, Dracut, MA 01826

Single-Family

$339,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Immaculate 3 plus bedroom cape with large level lot. Please note yard to the right belongs to this house as well as back yard. Just move into this home with its spacious rooms, hardwood floors under carpeting, two baths, wonderful back patio for cookouts and plenty of yard for a garden, three season porch, growing family and outdoor fun. Easy access to route 93 and route 495 for commuting. Quiet neighborhood with lots of views of nature in this desirable area of Dracut. Additional 308 sq ft in finished family room in lower level. Garage parking with additional off street parking. This home has a great floor plan and is located in a neighborhood setting. Roof is approx 10 years old. . Ready for quick closing!
Open House
Sunday
April 14 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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211 Haverhill St, Dracut, MA 01826

Single-Family

$344,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Immaculate 3 plus bedroom cape with large level lot. Please note yard to the right belongs to this house as well as back yard. Just move into this home with its spacious rooms, hardwood floors under carpeting, two baths, wonderful back patio for cookouts and plenty of yard for a garden, three season porch, growing family and outdoor fun. Easy access to route 93 and route 495 for commuting. Quiet neighborhood with lots of views of nature in this desirable area of Dracut. Additional 308 sq ft in finished family room in lower level. Garage parking with additional off street parking. This home has a great floor plan and is located in a neighborhood setting. Roof is approx 10 years old. . Ready for quick closing!
Open House
Sunday
April 14 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 211 Haverhill St, Dracut, MA 01826    Get Directions

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When selling your home you may receive many offers from different buyers, but the smart move isn’t always to pick the highest bidder. Selling a home goes beyond just picking the largest dollar amount; there are other factors to consider while selling your house and how they influence your decision:

Contingencies

Most home-sale offers come with certain contingencies before they can go through. These contingencies are certain conditions that must take place within a specific time-frame for the sale to be successful. You should pick the offer with the least number of contingencies and the shortest periods stipulated. Typical contingencies include a home inspection, approval for a mortgage and the home appraisal. When there is an inspection contingency, the buyer can withdraw his offer depending on how the inspection goes. Financial contingencies also allow the buyer to stop the purchase if they do not get a mortgage approved early enough.

All-cash offers

The best kind of offer is one that is offering cash up front. The offer may not be the highest, but it is guaranteed to go through because you don’t have to worry about a bank financing application that may or may not be approved.

Buyer pre-approval

Few people can afford to pay cash upfront for your home. The next best set of people are those who already have a pre-approval letter from their lender. This letter means that they can get a loan whenever they are ready. A buyer with a pre-approval implies that they already have everything necessary to get a credit and so the process following the offer will not be as difficult as it is for someone without a pre-approval.

Loan type

There are many kinds of mortgages, and if a mortgage from a bank backs your buyer's offer, then it is not going to be complicated. If the buyer is using an FHA loan or another government-backed credit facility, it could become involved with more processes and requirements.

Closing timelines

Everyone wants to close the process as quickly as possible and move along to other things. If the buyer wants to close immediately or under thirty days, then that is the perfect situation. You could also need some time especially if you are buying another house and would like it to be ready before moving in. Work with the offer that offers you the best timelines for your plans.

Price matters, but a lot of other things matter too when considering offers for your home. Discuss these with your real estate agent to help you decide which offer will work best for you.



168 Middlesex Ave, Wilmington, MA 01887

Multi-Family

$900,000
Price

6
Units
5,264
Approx. GLA
Character and charm in this Unique property with two buildings on acre plus lot. ANR plan attached to this listing. Main building is presently used as a four family and has been for over 30 years! Second building is a commercial space with Drs. office and loft apt above. Plenty of off parking, wonderful tenants most have been tenants for many years. Many updates, hardwood floors, plenty of storage. Great investment opportunity for the savvy investor or builder. All utilities are included in rents. Buyers please do your own due diligence. Main building 4 one bedroom units. Expenses in mls documents. Separate thermostats for each unit. Rent break down; Main building $1200, $1050, $1250, $1400 (presently vacant). Office $2550, Loft $1550. Seller and Broker make no representation to legality of current use.
Open House
Wednesday
April 10 at 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Group showing promptly at 11am. This is not an open house. Tour will begin at 11am
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Location: 168 Middlesex Ave, Wilmington, MA 01887    Get Directions






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