Cindy Gordon
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Posted by Cindy Gordon on 7/26/2020

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When you list your home for sale, you will have people you don't know exploring the property -- and while real estate agents will supervise them, you will still have extra foot traffic in your home. You can work with your listing agent to ensure that visiting buyers are properly vetted (new listings often attract curious visitors that are not interested in buying, just touring the home). You can also take steps to protect your property during open houses and showings. A security system isn't beneficial -- because the people admitted to your home for a showing have permission to be there. Here's what to do before you list your home to protect your possessions from theft or harm. Most people are well-intentioned and the vast majority of showings are trouble-free but preparing to show your home can give you peace of mind and preserve your privacy and possessions, too. 

Replace originals: If you have original works of art as focal points in some rooms, you may want to replace them with prints, reproductions or lesser works while your home is on the market. Consider having artwork professionally packed by an art historian or specialty mover before your home goes on the market and you won't have to worry about it being in an empty home.  Note that even well-intentioned visitors could damage original art simply by touching it, so evaluate which pieces should stay on display when you show your home. 

Remove small electronics: Your wall mounted flat screen is safe during showings since it is simply too awkward to remove and tote away, but smaller pieces could be at risk. Small electronics like phones, tablets and games should be removed or secured before a showing. These items may also contain your personal information and secure data, so putting them away can protect your privacy, too. 

Secure or remove personal items: Jewelry and other small items should be removed from the home or placed in a safe or other secure location. Even if you don't have a conventional jewelry box or valet on display, consider removing especially valuable or sentimental items while your home is on on the market. 

Most visitors are honest, authentic buyers. However, if you have concerns about theft or damage, sweep your home before you list it and secure or replace any important items.




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Posted by Cindy Gordon on 6/24/2020


10 Paul Revere Road, Worcester, MA 01609

Single-Family

$750,000
Price

15
Rooms
7
Beds
4/1
Full/Half Baths
New Price! Exquisite Colonial in prestigious Westwood Hills exudes character, charm and spaciousness! Enchanting Bridal Staircase and custom mill work, arched doorways,built-ins and period details throughout. Elegance of yesteryear was lovingly maintained with the major reno/addition of 525 sq.ft. Chef's Kitchen featured in a luxury design magazine! This Gorgeous Kitchen and Butler's Pantry are equipped with professional grade appliances and every amenity for family living and entertaining large gatherings. Elegant Living and Dining Rooms, refined Den/Office, delightful Four Season Sunroom! Master Suite plus 4 additional bedrooms and 2 full baths complete the second floor. Your living space doesn't end there- Third floor suite with 2 bedrooms, sitting room,and full bath is perfect for so many uses! Finished LL family and exercise rooms bring living area to over 5100 sq.ft.The exterior boasts professionally landscaped grounds, backyard slate patio, stone walls, and stately curb appeal!
Open House
Thursday
June 25 at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM In-Person Event Type: Broker Tour/ Commuter Open House In-Person. Covid Style Open House - MASK required. Gloves/Booties available and required. COVID Release form (MLS attached or at house) MUST be signed.
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Posted by Cindy Gordon on 6/24/2020


10 Paul Revere Road, Worcester, MA 01609

Single-Family

$750,000
Price

15
Rooms
7
Beds
4/1
Full/Half Baths
New Price! Exquisite Colonial in prestigious Westwood Hills exudes character, charm and spaciousness! Enchanting Bridal Staircase and custom mill work, arched doorways,built-ins and period details throughout. Elegance of yesteryear was lovingly maintained with the major reno/addition of 525 sq.ft. Chef's Kitchen featured in a luxury design magazine! This Gorgeous Kitchen and Butler's Pantry are equipped with professional grade appliances and every amenity for family living and entertaining large gatherings. Elegant Living and Dining Rooms, refined Den/Office, delightful Four Season Sunroom! Master Suite plus 4 additional bedrooms and 2 full baths complete the second floor. Your living space doesn't end there- Third floor suite with 2 bedrooms, sitting room,and full bath is perfect for so many uses! Finished LL family and exercise rooms bring living area to over 5100 sq.ft.The exterior boasts professionally landscaped grounds, backyard slate patio, stone walls, and stately curb appeal!
Open House
Thursday
June 25 at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM In-Person Event Type: Broker Tour/ Commuter Open House In-Person. Covid Style Open House - MASK required. Gloves/Booties available and required. COVID Release form (MLS attached or at house) MUST be signed.
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Posted by Cindy Gordon on 9/5/2019


36 Deacon St, Northborough, MA 01532

Condo

$350,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
This lovely well cared for home in the desirable 55+ Birchwood Community may be the one! Enjoy the light filled dining, living, and kitchen in an open concept arrangement. There are so many nice features as cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors in living areas, a remodeled kitchen remodeled with granite counters, granite island, and pantry, tiled entry and baths, recessed lighting, and ceiling fans. The master bedroom suite has a walk-in closet, large full bath with jetted tub, shower. Two more bedrooms provide options for guest, office,den or hobby space. The basement is partially finished with a large home office/play room. The two car attached garage has ample room for storage and a workshop area. New roof in 2018! Situated on a quiet street this lot provides a tranquil setting w/ garden views from your living area and deck. Close to shopping, dining, highways. Don't miss this one!
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Sunday
September 08 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Cindy Gordon on 8/7/2019


14 Brook Trail Road, Wayland, MA 01778

Single-Family

$699,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
This lovely remodeled ranch in the desirable Woodridge neighborhood is situated on a beautiful over-sized cleared & level lot w/ mature landscaping & hardscape! Character & modern finishes make this home both special and comfortable for everyday living. First floor boasts open concept living with remodeled kitchen w/ granite; sizable FP living rm, delightful dining rm.Three bedrooms, full bath. Nicely finished 1000 Sq LL w/ gas FP super family rm(s), beautiful full bath/laundry w/ built-ins, sleeping quarters & storage provide so much space. All the expensive projects are done-newer roof, windows, walls (sheet rock),ceilings; as well as new furnace and refinished hardwood floors! Heated garage! Relax and grill on the substantial wrap around deck over looking the private yard which is ideal for large groups. Such a wonderful peaceful setting! Perfect opportunity to buy in Wayland for the community, schools, commute & conservation land. Possible expansion possibilities! Don't miss out!
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Sunday
August 11 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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