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Posted by The Mavroules Team on 10/19/2018

If you’re ready to sell your home, you may wonder if you can do it all on your own or if you need an agent to help you. If you understand what a listing agent can help you to do, you’ll better understand their value. 

Listing Agents Help You To Price Your Home

Pricing your home for sale is one of the most challenging parts of selling. Your listing agent can help you to take some of the pressure off. They will do the market research and help you come to that sweet spot for the price. How much your home goes on the market for matters because if the home is priced too high or too low, it can cause buyer interest to dwindle. If the home isn’t priced right, it can leave buyers wondering if there’s something wrong with the property or if a better deal will be available on the home at a later date. The price of a home is all part of the marketing strategy. 

Advertising Your Home Listing 

Realtors will be responsible for advertising your home listing. Your home for sale will be available across multiple listing services, giving your home the best chance of being seen by the right buyers.    

Coordinating Open Houses And Showings

Hiring a listing agent can save you a lot of time. Your agent will coordinate your open house and advertise it. Their phone will also be the phone that’s ringing when people want to schedule showings for the house. The agent will coordinate convenient times with you but they will handle the overall scheduling and contact with buyers. 

Questions To Ask A Prospective Listing Agent

  • How many homes have you sold in this area?
  • What price range property do you have the most experience with?
  • How long has it typically taken for a home to be sold?
  • What could be improved in my home to help it sell?
  • What is the marketing plan?
  • Who is the team that works with you?
  • Will you be taking photos or can we hire a professional?
  • Will we be using video marketing?

All of these questions can help you to understand whether you’re hiring the right listing agent for the job of selling your home. Listing agents work hard to earn that commission from the sale of your home. They want nothing more than satisfied clients. Your listing agent will also appreciate your recommendation for a job well done. Know that while you can sell your home on your own, there are many benefits to hiring a listing agent.      

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Posted by The Mavroules Team on 10/14/2018

This Condo in Salem, MA recently sold for $599,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by The Mavroules Team - Atlantic Coast Homes.

5 Settlers Way, Salem, MA 01970


Sale Price

Full/Half Baths
Pristine waterfront, 3-level townhouse in the coveted Collins Cove. Enjoy the vacation lifestyle all year…explore the shoreline, go for a swim, enjoy the club house & private dock…or…just sit back, relax & enjoy the sunset from your private deck overlooking Salem Harbor. This end unit is in exceptional condition & offers an open floor plan. The updated kitchen w/ granite counters & GE SS appliances opens to the dining area w/ bay window & the living room w/ wood burning fireplace & a wall of glass w/ slider leading out to your maintenance free deck. A ½ bath finishes off the 1st floor. The 2nd level features 2 large bedrooms, both w/ water views, a Jack & Jill bath, as well as, a separate laundry space. The 34x19 finished, walk-out LL is a bonus! There are sliders that lead out to a brick patio where you can continue to enjoy the ocean views! There's more: central air, 1 car detached garage, pull down attic, potential to add another bath in the LL, pet friendly, dock & clubhouse.

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Posted by The Mavroules Team on 10/12/2018

Seize this rare opportunity to own an amazing 3 family investment property, minutes to the highway and less than .9 miles to the commuter rail. Ideal for both an owner occupant or investor, all 3 units have separate utilities, new windows and new heating systems. First floor unit features 2 good sized bedrooms, living room, dining room, in-unit laundry and is currently rented through June. Currently the owner’s unit, the updated second floor consists of 3 bedrooms, living room and an Eat-In-Kitchen. The 1 bedroom unit on the third floor has central air and offers an opportunity to add some sweat equity through cosmetic updates. Pride of ownership shows throughout this investment property, conveniently located near all Gloucester has to offer.

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Posted by The Mavroules Team on 10/12/2018

This Condo in Boston, MA recently sold for $405,000. This Low-Rise style home was sold by The Mavroules Team - Atlantic Coast Homes.

306 Savin Hill Ave, Boston, MA 02125

Dorchester's Savin Hill


Sale Price

Charming OVER THE BRIDGE Savin Hill 2 Bedroom - open plan with hardwood floors throughout. Great opportunity to get into a fantastic neighborhood with off street parking for under $400,000!!!!! Condo fee includes HEAT and HOT WATER. Building has great rental history and is Pet Friendly.

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Posted by The Mavroules Team on 10/12/2018

A property deed is used to transfer the title of the property of a grantor (the seller) to a grantee (the buyer). For the deed to be active, certain conditions must be set in place. The property must have a complete and accurate description. The buyer and seller must also be clearly identified. This formulation is due to the fact that a deed is a signed legal document.

The deed has a few important requirements for it to be valid and legal. First, the deed must be in writing. Next, the grantor must have some sort of a legal capacity (represented by a lawyer) and the grantee must have the competent ability to receive the property grant. Finally, the deed must actually be accepted by the grantee. 

Although this process sounds complicated, it’s usually prepared ahead of time and done at the closing of a property transaction. Different states have different rules and procedures that allow for the transfer of ownership of property, so be sure to check on the specifics in your area.

Different Types Of Deeds

There are many different kinds of deeds. Deeds can be official or private. The type of deed that we are specifying here is known as “official” since the transaction is executed in agreement with legal proceedings. This is just one reason why every home buyer, no matter where you live, is important. Deeds are typically characterized by the type of warranty that they carry.

General Warranty Deeds 

These deeds actually offer the grantee the largest amount of protection. The grantor of this deed makes a series of promises that protect the grantee from prior claims and demands to the land. This document would state that the property is free of liens, unless specifically stated on the deed itself. This also protects the grantee (the buyer) from a defective title. This is the most desirable type of deed. 

Special Warranty Deeds

A special warranty deed defends the title of the home. The grantor certifies that they have received the title to the property and that nothing has happened while the title has been in their possession that would create a major defect on the property. This means that only defects that occurred on the property while the grantor owned it are valid. This provides less protection than a general warranty deed does. Many buyers will insist that they have a general warranty deed instead in order to feel protected in the property transaction.

Other Types Of Deeds To Be Aware Of

  • Quitclaim deed
  • Special purpose deeds
  • Executor’s deed
  • Administrator's deed
  • Sheriff’s deed
  • Tax deed
  • Deed of gift


As a homeowner, much of the legal jargon that’s involved in the transfer of title isn’t something that you need to study up on. The important thing to know is that the deed is the means of the transfer of title. The deed must also meet certain conditions for it to be legally binding. The type of deed that you have determines the type of protection that the deed provides. A qualified real estate attorney should be consulted regarding all legal matters in the home buying and selling process.

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