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If you intend to sell your house, you may want to let your family know about your decision. In fact, there are many reasons why you should consult with family members before you add your house to the real estate market. These reasons include:

1. You can address any concerns or questions.

Family members may have concerns or questions about your decision to sell your home. Fortunately, you can address their concerns and questions before you list your residence.

Remember, family members care about your well-being. If you involve them in the home selling process, you may be able to avoid potential conflicts down the line. Perhaps best of all, if you share your decision to sell your residence with family members, you can help them get on board with your decision.

2. You can plan ahead for the home selling journey.

The home selling journey may prove to be long and difficult, particularly for an individual who initially tries to work alone. Luckily, family members can offer lots of assistance as you get ready to sell your house.

If you inform family members about your decision to sell your home, they can help you prep for all aspects of the property selling journey. For example, family members can help you clean your residence and ensure that it looks great both inside and outside. As a result, telling your family members about your decision to sell your house may enable you to speed up the process of selling your house.

3. You can receive home selling guidance and support.

Family members are ready to help you in any way they can. Thus, if family members sold houses in the past, they may be able to share their house selling experiences with you. And as such, you can learn from their past experience so you are better equipped than ever before to streamline the home selling journey.

Lastly, as you prepare to enter the housing market, you may want to collaborate with a real estate agent. This housing market professional is happy to help you break the news about your decision to sell your home to family members. Also, he or she will provide comprehensive support as you navigate each stage of the house selling process.

Typically, a real estate agent will craft a personalized home selling strategy based on you, your home and your house selling goals. He or she next will set up property showings and open house events to promote your residence to prospective buyers. If a buyer submits an offer to purchase your house, a real estate agent will help you review this proposal so you can determine whether to approve, reject or counter it.

For home sellers who want to enjoy a fast, profitable house selling experience, it often is beneficial to hire a real estate agent. If you have a real estate agent at your side, you can quickly stir up interest in your home and boost the likelihood of maximizing your property sale earnings.


No matter the time or place, storage will always be in style. Finding attractive and efficient ways to use your space is an essential part of interior design and can even serve as its own decorative element. Wall shelving is a time-tested way to clear up floor space and add aesthetic appeal and as small spaces become more popular, more and more homeowners are looking to add more shelves. The good news is that the hottest trends in shelf design are easy to DIY. Here we will go over some of the hottest shelf trends and how to make them yourself.

Triangular Corner Shelves

Corner shelves are lifesavers in small spaces. While many retailers sell free standing corner shelves, you can create your own floating shelves for a fraction of the cost. Floating shelves have a sleek contemporary look and allow you to keep the focus on what’s on the shelf instead. To maximize the space, opt for triangle shaped shelves rather than L shaped. This will allow more room for potted plants and other round or oddly shaped accessories you want to display.

To build triangular corner shelves, you will need lumber cut to the correct size. You’ll also need some basic tools like a cordless drill and hammer. You can create truly floating shelves by attaching braces to studs in the walls and then attach your choice of wood cut to size. While this project requires some basic woodworking know-how, it’s simple enough to accomplish in a single afternoon.

Shelves Across Windows

Another popular trend in interior shelves is hanging shelves directly in windows. This is perfect for plant lovers who want to give their plants the most sunlight possible while taking up the smallest amount of space. The most common design is to hang planks of wood with your choice of rope. For dedicated plant shelving, you can cut circular openings in to fit small pots. Otherwise, make sure whatever items you display are secure by stabilizing the shelves.

For a more permanent option, you can also build shelves directly inside the window frame. This will require power tools and a bit more effort, but having built-in shelves gives you a much sturdier alternative to the popular hanging style.

Floating Geometric Box Frame Shelves

Geometric box shelves are all the rage and they’re also very easy to make. Depending on what size or shape you want, you can put them together with plywood or common pine board. One of the most popular styles is using hexagonal frames to form a honeycomb design. You can either combine them or hang them separately according to your preference. For attaching to the wall, this type of shelf offers some more freedom. You can use either D ring or sawtooth hangs even with especially light and purely decorative shelves, heavy duty command strips.

As with any crafting task it’s important to consider safety both during and after your project. Think about the items you want to put on the shelves before you go about making them in order to choose the best potential materials and attachment methods.


This Single-Family in Wellesley, MA recently sold for $1,260,000. This Colonial,Split Entry style home was sold by Donna Fessler - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate.


63 Washburn Avenue, Wellesley, MA 02481

Single-Family

$1,295,000
Price
$1,260,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
PERFECTION in the POETS! Have it ALL in Wellesley's Favorite Family Neighborhood! 4 Bedrooms PLUS CUSTOM HOME OFFICE, Newly Painted INSIDE & OUT, Great Windows/Beautiful Light, SPACIOUS Eat-in Kitchen with Stainless Appliances, Breakfast Bar, Desk and Sliders Opening to Private BACKYARD OASIS featuring Pretty Stone Wall and Patio, Lovely Living Room with French Doors & Fireplace, Charming Bay Window Dining Room, Newly Polished Hardwood Floors, New Carpeting, Updated Baths, Freshly Finished Fireplaced Family Room with Built Ins, Central Air, Well Maintained Systems, and TONS of Storage Space! WONDERFUL Warren Park just Steps Away, Walk to Town & Transit ~ Your Happy Family Home Awaits!

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This Condo in Brookline, MA recently sold for $595,000. This Rowhouse,Mid-Rise style home was sold by Donna Fessler - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate.


1795 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02445

Condo

$599,000
Price
$595,000
Sale Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
The amount of space you have really matters, now more than ever. This condo is 905 sqft, on Beacon St. Fabulous open floor plan with large dining/ living area and gourmet kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances. Spacious bedroom with walkin closet, laundry and updated bathroom with subway title and rain shower. Dining and living room windows have electronic shades. There's a common patio and covered parking right out back. Easy access to both the C and D line trains and steps to all the shops and restaurants in Washington Square. Dean park with tennis courts and playing fields are also right out back. We will still follow the Covid showing instructions. Masks are required.

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This Single-Family in Wellesley, MA recently sold for $1,600,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Donna Fessler - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate.


78 Whittier Road, Wellesley, MA 02481

Single-Family

$1,395,000
Price
$1,600,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
When OPPORTUNITY meets LOCATION just add IMAGINATION! Stately 5 Bedroom/3.5 Bath 1930's Colonial with Super CURB APPEAL on a Lovely Quiet Cul de Sac in POETS CORNER! Sellers welcome the buyer's vision to REBUILD, REFRESH OR RENOVATE the family home they've cherished for over 60 years ~ Nicely sited on a PRIVATE WOODED LOT with great frontage, the OPTIONS are as endless as the POSSIBILITIES!

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