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The real estate market is fierce, particularly for home sellers of all experienced levels. Thus, it may take you weeks, months or years to sell your residence if you don't prepare accordingly. So what does it take to ensure your home will sell quickly? Here are three tips for first-time and experienced home sellers: 1. Conduct Plenty of Research Before You Price Your Home. Your home may seem priceless, but ultimately, you'll need to establish a fair market price for your residence to generate interest among homebuyers. To determine the right price for your home, consider the pros and cons of your residence. For instance, if you recently had new energy-efficient windows installed in your home or set up an above-ground pool in your backyard, these features may help boost the value of your residence. Conversely, an old furnace or a defective central air conditioning system may lead you to lower your asking price, as these items may need to be replaced in the foreseeable future. Before you price your home, don't forget to look at what similar houses in your area have sold for over the past few months and years, too. And if you hire a professional appraiser to assess your home's value, you'll be able to set an initial asking price that could help your residence stand out in a competitive real estate market. 2. Clean Up Your Home's Exterior and Interior. Typically, you'll want to enhance your home's curb appeal before you add your residence to the real estate market. By doing so, you can improve your house's chances of making a positive first impression on prospective homebuyers. You also may want to commit significant time and resources to bolster your residence's interior. From de-cluttering your home to revamping the interior of your house's kitchen and bathroom, there is a lot that you can do to give your residence a distinct look and feel. Therefore, if you spend some time cleaning up your home's exterior and interior, you may be able to make it easier for homebuyers to fall in love with your residence instantly. 3. Partner with an Experienced Real Estate Agent. Hiring an experienced real estate agent should be a top priority, regardless of whether you're a first-time or experienced home seller. Because with an expert real estate professional at your side, you can simplify the process of adding your residence to the real estate market and ensure your house garners plenty of interest from prospective homebuyers. A real estate agent will offer guidance and support throughout the home selling process, enabling you to optimize the appearance of your home. Plus, this professional will help you handle negotiations with homebuyers and empower you with the knowledge and insights needed to maximize the value of your house. Employ an experienced real estate agent to assist you during the home selling process – you'll be glad you did. This real estate professional will make it simple for you to promote your house to large groups of homebuyers and finalize a sale without delay.

If you live a busy work and home life, finding time to cook nutritious and filling meals can be difficult. As a result, many people find themselves ordering out for lunch during the work week and settling for low-effort dinners during the week.

One economical and time-saving solution to this problem is meal prep. You pick one day during the week, usually Sunday, and devote an hour or two to preparing meals for the week.

Not only does it take away the concern of not knowing what to cook for dinner each night, but it also helps you save a ton of money while eating healthy.

In this article, we’re going to give you some tips for preparing your meals in bulk, and a few examples of meals that are easily prepared at home in advance.

Expert advice on meal prepping

One of the first issues people face when they start prepping meals is storage. Our best advice is to look for rugged, microwavable and freezable containers.

It’s good to have a variety of sizes, but if you have stray pieces to sets of Tupperware it can make it difficult to find the right sizes. So, we suggest starting from scratch and buying a set of three-compartment and a set one-compartment containers.

Find out the volume of the containers you buy. Doing so will help you keep track of the portions of your meals and make it easier to prepare the right amount to avoid waste.

Planning meals

Many poor eating decisions happen when you’re in a pinch and need to come up with something quickly. It can seem like the cheapest option at the moment is to stop at a fast food restaurant, but you can likely prepare 3 or 4 meals for the price of one trip to the drive-through.

The key is proper planning. Sit down and make your menu for the week. An easy way to start is to think about your favorite lunch items and figure out how you can make them in bulk.

Make sure your shopping list reflects the portions you need to buy, and you’re good to head to the store.

Once you’re home and have started cooking, remember that you needn’t freeze all of your meals. Refrigerate items that you’ll eat over the next 2-3 days and freeze the rest. If you’re worried about losing your meals in your crowded freezer and finding them months from now, use some masking tape to label and date them.

Easy meals to prepare in advance

You can usually find a way to prepare most meals in advance. However, some are easier than others. A good place to start is with rice and grain bowls and stir fries. These tend to be cheap (around $1.50 per serving) and simple to prepare. To add protein, you can include boiled eggs, beans, chicken or beef.

Along the same line, make some brown rice and stir fry black beans, peppers, and onions. Add your favorite southwest seasonings, and buy a large bag of tortilla chips. You can scoop the rice and beans onto your chips for a nutritious and cheap lunch.

For dinner items, you can make your favorites like shepherd’s pie or lasagna in advance and slice and freeze them in portions.


This bright and spacious ranch is set on a quiet side street in desirable Centerville neighborhood close to Centerville Elementary School, Wenham and with quick access to Route 128. This lovely home provides a great floor plan currently with two bedrooms, however there is also a den with custom built-ins that could easily be converted to a third bedroom. The full bath has been recently renovated with a large vanity, tiled floors and a tiled shower. There is a large kitchen with extensive counter space and an adjacent living room both with oversized skylights that provide great natural light. Finally there is an expansive family room with a wood burning fireplace that opens to a large patio and beautiful level fenced-in yard with an in ground swimming pool. As an added bonus the roof, skylights and heating system are just a few years old. First showings at open houses Sat 4/14 11-12:30 & Sun 4/15 11-12:30.

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6 Dondi Road, Beverly, MA 01915

Centerville (Bvly)

Single-Family

$399,900
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
This bright and spacious ranch is set on a quiet side street in desirable Centerville neighborhood close to Centerville Elementary School, Wenham and with quick access to Route 128. This lovely home provides a great floor plan currently with two bedrooms, however there is also a den with custom built-ins that could easily be converted to a third bedroom. The full bath has been recently renovated with a large vanity, tiled floors and a tiled shower. There is a large kitchen with extensive counter space and an adjacent living room both with oversized skylights that provide great natural light. Finally there is an expansive family room with a wood burning fireplace that opens to a large patio and beautiful level fenced-in yard with an in ground swimming pool. As an added bonus the roof, skylights and heating system are just a few years old. First showings at open houses Sat 4/14 11-12:30 & Sun 4/15 11-12:30.
Open House
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April 14 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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6 Dondi Road, Beverly, MA 01915

Centerville (Bvly)

Single-Family

$399,900
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
This bright and spacious ranch is set on a quiet side street in desirable Centerville neighborhood close to Centerville Elementary School, Wenham and with quick access to Route 128. This lovely home provides a great floor plan currently with two bedrooms, however there is also a den with custom built-ins that could easily be converted to a third bedroom. The full bath has been recently renovated with a large vanity, tiled floors and a tiled shower. There is a large kitchen with extensive counter space and an adjacent living room both with oversized skylights that provide great natural light. Finally there is an expansive family room with a wood burning fireplace that opens to a large patio and beautiful level fenced-in yard with an in ground swimming pool. As an added bonus the roof, skylights and heating system are just a few years old. First showings at open houses Sat 4/14 11-12:30 & Sun 4/15 11-12:30.
Open House
Saturday
April 14 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 6 Dondi Road, Beverly, MA 01915    Get Directions

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