Tag Archives: #homerepair

Should You Renovate Before Selling?

Staring at your home repair to-do list and wondering what, if anything, needs to be accomplished, before marketing your house?

There’s always been a limit as to how much you can expect in return from pre-sale renovations. Buyer demand is so strong right now that you may be able to avoid those expenses and take advantage of the current interest in homes like yours. On Cape Cod and elsewhere, buyers are looking beyond minor or cosmetic repairs, if it means getting a house in their price range.

The graphic below explains.

Should I Renovate My House Before I Sell It? [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

But, please note that the only repairs you probably should complete are those related to potential major safety issues that would be flagged in a home inspection. ( An overloaded breaker box, for example.)

Need an outside perspective on what you need to do to get your home ready to market? Let’s connect at 508-568-8191 or msennott@todayrealestate.com to review your options. Helping our clients make the best decisions has been our full time job for 21 years, not a part time hobby. Let’s talk soon…

Election Day 2020

Tomorrow (Tuesday, November 3) is Election Day. Polling places are open in Massachusetts from 7:00am to 8:00pm.

If you have not returned your mail in ballot, it’s probably best to drop it off in person today or vote tomorrow. Election officials have taken many precautions to be sure that the in person process is safe.

Remember that if you’re in line when the polls close, you are allowed to vote. Every ballot that has been cast has to be counted. Given the interest in this year’s election and the number of people who have already voted, we may not see results as quickly as we have in the past.

It could be a long night.

Stay safe. Stay optimistic.

Mari and Hank

It’s Been Hot on Cape Cod

We’ve had a great summer here on Cape Cod. The weather has been hot. And as crazy as it may sound, so has the real estate market.

In the latest segment of A Moment with Mari — one of our programs that is distributed across our various social media platforms and archived on YouTube — Mari reviews the latest stats and discusses the opportunities that are available right now for buyers and sellers.

Please watch here. Then, let’s connect at 508-568-8191 or msennott@todayrealestate.com to discuss your options as a seller and/or buyer. Thanks.


We both enjoy what we do, so it’s good to hear that our efforts are appreciated. We just received this Five Star Zillow review from one of our recent clients:

“Mari and Hank are top notch and get the job done! They not only found us the perfect home, but sold our previous home in just a few days! They worked very hand on both ends to get the job done and made the process easy. Highly recommended. Thanks again!” – Peter Bracken, Sandwich, MA.

Thanks, Peter, for the kind words. We hope you’ll enjoy your new home for many years!


As we head into the waning days of summer, here’s a check list of home maintenance tasks that you should be considering in anticipation of the fall and winter months. (Courtesy of our colleagues at Residential Mortgage Services.)

  • Clean your garbage disposal.
  • Inspect your roof for soft spots or damaged shingles.
  • Schedule a service call for your furnace.
  • Trim back any trees, bushes or plants that are close to your house, deck or windows.

There are many more important tasks to get your home ready for the change in seasons. For a complete list, please click here.

Stay healthy. Stay optimistic.

Mari and Hank