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Your home is on the market, but you still live there. Now your agent called to see if a potential buyer can look at it in an hour. What do you do?

You Don’t Need to Panic

Instead of holding your head in despair, grab some tools, and clean the most visible areas of your home.

  • Sweep the front porch, steps and any cobwebs lurking in the corners. This is the first place your buyer sees, so it gives them an impression they’ll carry into the rest of the house.
  • While you’re at it, use the broom to give the front door a once over. If you have a cloth handy, use that too. If your door is glass, remove smudges from the kids and dogs. You can use vinegar and water, glass cleaner or simply warm water.
  • Grab a laundry basket and clear clutter from your entryway. Grab stray boots and shoes, hats and coats, school bags and anything else that gets dropped there. Put the basket in your car. You can organize it where it belongs later. Pick up any mail too and stick it in a drawer.
  • Sweep your kitchen floor and run a damp mop over it in the high traffic areas. To simplify this for the future, invest in a mop with a bottle of cleaner attached — no need for buckets.
  • Light a candle or diffuse essential oils in the kitchen to remove any odors from last night’s dinner.
  • Replace all the towels in the kitchen and baths. Set aside towels just for this purpose so that you always have a clean, matching set.
  • While you’re in the bathrooms, run a damp paper towel over the faucets and fixtures, wipe out the sink, and run a quick brush around the waterline of the toilet, then flush it.
  • Grab all the trash from your trash cans in the kitchen, bathroom, office, bedrooms, and laundry room. If you have a container in your garage, put it in there. Otherwise, throw it in a nearby dumpster(law permitting). Just because you can’t smell it doesn’t mean your visitor won’t notice.
  • If you have time, take a feather duster to dark, visible surfaces, light fixtures and art frames.

Finally, grab your family and the pets, hop in the car and head to the park. You don’t want to be near your home while the agent is showing it to buyers. When you’re nearby, the folks visiting might not feel free to ask the questions they need to. When they’ve gone, head back home and reach out to your agent for feedback. 



7 Cooper Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01518

Single-Family

$319,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
SPACIOUS ONE OWNER 3 BR, 2 BATH FULL DORMER CAPE ON 1 + PRIVATE ACRE. MANY ATTRACTIVE FEATURES! LIVING RM W/ HARDWOODS, BIG COUNTRY EAT-IN KITCHEN, SUNNY BRADY RM FOR ENJOYING NATURE IN YOUR BACKYARD, 1ST FLOOR MASTER BR & FULL BATH FOR ONE LEVEL LIVING IF YOU CHOOSE, PLUS 2 VERY BIG BRS UP WITH HUGE WALK-IN CLOSETS, FULL BATH & A NICE SPACE FOR OFFICE READY INTERNET. ALSO, LONG WINDOWS THRUOUT FOR BEST LIGHT, 2X6 CONSTRUCTION, CENTRAL VAC, ADT SECURITY SYSTEM, STORAGE BARN W/ ELEC, GUTTER HELMET W/ HEATER, NEST THERMOSTATS, EXTRA CABLE WIRING, GENERATOR READY ELEC PANEL - AND MORE!
Open House
Saturday
November 02 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
SO MUCH HOUSE & MOTIVATED SELLERS! YOUNG ONE OWNER 2100SF CAPE WITH A GARAGE ON ONE PLUS ACRE. 3 LARGE BRS, 2 FULL BATHS, LIVING ROOM W/ HARDWOOD FLOOR OPEN TO THE COUNTRY EAT-IN KITCHEN, SUNNY BRADY ROOM OFF THE KITCHEN OVERLOOKING THE PRIVATE YARD. OFFERS FULL FIRST FLOOR LIVING WITH A BIG BR AND BATH PLUS 2 HUGE BRS, WALK-IN CLOSETS, AN OFFICE SPACE AND BATH ON THE SECOND FLOOR. 2 CAR GARAGE AND A BIG STORAGE SHED W/ ELECTRICITY.
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7 Cooper Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01518

Single-Family

$329,500
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
SPACIOUS ONE OWNER 3 BR, 2 BATH FULL DORMER CAPE ON 1 + PRIVATE ACRE. MANY ATTRACTIVE FEATURES! LIVING RM W/ HARDWOODS, BIG COUNTRY EAT-IN KITCHEN, SUNNY BRADY RM FOR ENJOYING NATURE IN YOUR BACKYARD, 1ST FLOOR MASTER BR & FULL BATH FOR ONE LEVEL LIVING IF YOU CHOOSE, PLUS 2 VERY BIG BRS UP WITH HUGE WALK-IN CLOSETS, FULL BATH & A NICE SPACE FOR OFFICE READY INTERNET. ALSO, LONG WINDOWS THRUOUT FOR BEST LIGHT, 2X6 CONSTRUCTION, CENTRAL VAC, ADT SECURITY SYSTEM, STORAGE BARN W/ ELEC, GUTTER HELMET W/ HEATER, NEST THERMOSTATS, EXTRA CABLE WIRING, GENERATOR READY ELEC PANEL - AND MORE!
Open House
Saturday
October 19 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
SATURDAY OPEN HOUSE TO VIEW THIS LARGE (2100SF) QUALITY CAPE ON A PRIVATE 1 ACRE LOT CONVENIENT TO EASY COMMUTE AND ALL THAT STURBRIDGE AND AREA HAVE TO OFFER. OPEN LIVING DESIGN - FAMILY ROOM W/ HARDWOOD FLOORS OPENS TO BIG DINE-IN KITCHEN, SUNNY BRADY ROOM, OPTIONAL FIRST FLOOR LIVING WITH BR AND BATH ON THE MAIN LEVEL, PLUS 2 HUGE BRS AND SECOND BATH UPSTAIRS & CLOSETS GALORE! 2 CAR GARAGE, BIG STORAGE SHED, AND MANY EXTRAS. ECONOMICAL FOR HEAT AND UTILITIES, 2X6 CONSTRUCTION - MOTIVATED!
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7 Cooper Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01518

Single-Family

$334,500
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
SPACIOUS ONE OWNER 3 BR, 2 BATH FULL DORMER CAPE ON 1 + PRIVATE ACRE. MANY ATTRACTIVE FEATURES! LIVING RM W/ HARDWOODS, BIG COUNTRY EAT-IN KITCHEN, SUNNY BRADY RM FOR ENJOYING NATURE IN YOUR BACKYARD, 1ST FLOOR MASTER BR & FULL BATH FOR ONE LEVEL LIVING IF YOU CHOOSE, PLUS 2 VERY BIG BRS UP WITH HUGE WALK-IN CLOSETS, FULL BATH & A NICE SPACE FOR OFFICE READY INTERNET. ALSO, LONG WINDOWS THRUOUT FOR BEST LIGHT, 2X6 CONSTRUCTION, CENTRAL VAC, ADT SECURITY SYSTEM, STORAGE BARN W/ ELEC, GUTTER HELMET W/ HEATER, NEST THERMOSTATS, EXTRA CABLE WIRING, GENERATOR READY ELEC PANEL - AND MORE!
Open House
Sunday
September 29 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
LARGE LOVELY 3 BR 2 BATH CAPE ON A PRIVATE ACRE READY FOR NEW OWNERS! WELCOMING OPEN FLOOR PLAN - LIVING ROOM FLOWS INTO THE BIG COUNTRY KITCHEN AND OUT TO A SUNNY BRADY ROOM FOR GREAT VIEWS OF NATURE IN YOUR BACK YARD. FIRST FLOOR MASTER & BATH PLUS 2 HUGE BRS UP WITH ANOTHER FULL BATH PLUS AN OFFICE/COMPUTER NOOK AND LOTS OF CLOSET SPACE. PLENTY OF STORAGE WITH A 2 CAR GARAGE AND A SPACIOUS SHED WITH ELEC. EASY COMMUTE TO HIWAYS, SOUGHT AFTER SCHOOL SYSTEM AND GREAT RESTAURANTS & SHOPPING
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7 Cooper Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01518

Single-Family

$339,500
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
SPACIOUS ONE OWNER 3 BR, 2 BATH FULL DORMER CAPE ON 1 + PRIVATE ACRE. MANY ATTRACTIVE FEATURES! LIVING RM W/ HARDWOODS, BIG COUNTRY EAT-IN KITCHEN, SUNNY BRADY RM FOR ENJOYING NATURE IN YOUR BACKYARD, 1ST FLOOR MASTER BR & FULL BATH FOR ONE LEVEL LIVING IF YOU CHOOSE, PLUS 2 VERY BIG BRS UP WITH HUGE WALK-IN CLOSETS, FULL BATH & A NICE SPACE FOR OFFICE READY INTERNET. ALSO, LONG WINDOWS THRUOUT FOR BEST LIGHT, 2X6 CONSTRUCTION, CENTRAL VAC, ADT SECURITY SYSTEM, STORAGE BARN W/ ELEC, GUTTER HELMET W/ HEATER, NEST THERMOSTATS, EXTRA CABLE WIRING, GENERATOR READY ELEC PANEL - AND MORE!
Open House
Sunday
September 15 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
STURBRIDGE JUST LISTED AND READY FOR NEW OWNERS! LOVELY WOODSY SETTING ON ONE PLUS ACRE. SPACIOUS 2100 SF CAPE WITH 3 LARGE BRS, MASTER ON THE FIRST FLOOR, 2 BATHS, LOTS OF CLOSETS, OPEN EAT-IN KITCHEN TO LIVING ROOM, SUNNY BRADY ROOM OFF THE KITCHEN IS A FAVORITE SPOT FOR VIEWING BACKYARD NATURE, 2 CAR GARAGE, MANY EXTRAS AND A NICE BIG STORAGE SHED!
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