Behind The Transformation — 22 Stedman

We are able to give our clients an opportunity to bring a competitive edge to their properties when selling their homes, through vision and execution! Being able to reinvent and elegantly market your property will allow our vision to take your home to its full potential.  

 

“As a seasoned REALTOR & Interior Designer, I have sold hundreds’ of homes, and Compass without a doubt has played a considerable role in my clients’ success when selling. The Compass Concierge program allows me to ensure my clients that we are creating a perfect picture property when debuting their home to the market, leading to top dollar pricing for long term 

investments.” 

   -Erica Covelle 

                                                                                              

As a seasoned realtor and designer, vision and collaboration with trusted counterparts lead to great success.  22 Stedman St is an excellent example, a single-family Victorian built-in 1890 last styled in the early 1990s and looked like a page taken out of a Domain Magazine Ad.  We took this beautiful piece of architecture and brought it to a trendy contemporary vibe we knew buyers would drool over while highlighting original details and maintaining authentic appeal.  We painted the entire interior, walls, and baseboards included,  painted the oak kitchen cabinets out white, changed countertops, hardware, updated all lighting fixtures, and staged this home to create a vibe we know would be saleable! 

 

The result was phenomenal; we sold this home in the middle of a cold winter in New England, and for over the asking price! The seller was thrilled and described our services as being the wedding planners of real estate! Every single person involved in this transaction felt that they won, the seller had a great experience with the listing agent (us), the buyer was thrilled to have found the perfect place to call home and both agents who conduct the transaction aided in a smooth transition for both parties making for one of the best sales to kick off 2020! There is no better feeling than helping a seller to feel proud to market their home and to see all their hard work to pay off as they willing took the advice they were given and won because of it even though change might not have felt 100% comfortable they knew deep down it was what was needed!  

   

Here are some before photos of 22 Stedman Street:

Here’s just a snippet of how we transformed this home:

Kitchen

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White shaker cabinetry and black hardware brought a contemporary update to this beautiful kitchen!

Living Room

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Hello hardwood and chic modern decor.

Bathroom

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From drab to fab — freshly painted and staged with a new vanity top and hardware.

Master Bedroom

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With brighter walls , less clutter and a modern feel, this space really opened up.

Selling your home? It’s clichéd but it’s true — you never get a second chance to make a first impression! Don’t leave money on the table. COVELLE&CO GREATER BOSTON REAL ESTATE helps clients sell two times faster for an average of 1.4 percent more. At an average sale price of $600,000, that’s $24,000 more! Call us today to hear more about our top agents offering an exclusive white glove service: covelleco.com/contact-us  


Covelle & Co.’s Virtual Agent Services

At Compass Greater Boston, the health and safety of our agents, clients, staff, and the communities where they live, work, and play is our #1 priority. That’s why we’re pleased to offer Compass Virtual Agent Services (VAS) – an exclusive suite of marketing services available to all Compass clients. Here’s a quick introduction to how we can help you navigate the real estate process – virtually – from our CEO and Founder, Robert Reffkin.

Virtual Open Houses

We have the ability to take a targeted audience on a digital journey through premier properties. Using dynamic, agent-guided video promoted via digital, mobile, and social channels, we can showcase the key features of your property to interested clientele wherever they are.

 

Interactive Video Showings

With interactive video showings, we can personally take buyers on a virtual journey through a home with sight, sound, and motion. More importantly, we can expound on the unique features of the home with each buyer as if we were walking alongside them. Buyers can easily provide feedback (on their own time) via live video, text, or emoticons that can be quickly shared with agents and sellers. 

 

Virtual Neighborhood Walks

Selling your home will be a “virtual walk in the park” with Compass’ Virtual Neighborhood Walking Tours. Buyers and their families can explore new neighborhoods and experience all that the community has to offer with a 360-degree neighborhood video showcase. Imagine taking buyers on a virtual jog past the neighborhood schools, a GoPro bike tour of the adjacent streets, or even a stroll to the nearest shopping center—minus the hustle and bustle of the usual shoppers.

 

Live Virtual Buyer Events

From virtual cooking demos to wine-tastings and afternoon tea parties, to fireside chats and game nights, your home will be the cinematic backdrop, and I will be the sole entertainer. Viewers can join the fun online via Facebook or Instagram Live while being introduced to the home in a subtle, yet impactful way. Similar to the way one would admire a dear friend’s house during an intimate gathering, buyers will be able to get up-close-and-personal with your property while imagining the life they could live there.

 

Real-time Digital Ad Insights

The Compass Digital Ad tool allows for the quick and easy launch of optimized Facebook and Instagram ad campaigns to promote your property to a highly targeted audience. Once the listing ad campaign is live, I can provide real-time, detailed results in the form of a digital ad report. This tool allows me to act swiftly to market and sell your home with confidence.

 

Enhanced 3D Staging

We’ve partnered with America’s leading virtual staging firms to provide enhanced, 3D staging that combines superior home staging expertise and high-end design with state-of-the-art virtual staging technology. The result is an upscale and sophisticated visual experience that appeals to the most scrutinizing buyers from coast-to-coast. Each virtual staging is conceptualized, designed, and custom-built to capture the unique essence and beauty of your home.

 

Dynamic Digital Listing Brochures

Pages will turn, videos will play, home features will come to life with interactive brochures that create a dynamic, immersive experience for even the most discerning of buyers. By capturing real-time engagement regarding the most desirable features of the home, I can provide you with actionable insights to attract more buyers, faster. This tool allows me to quickly find the right buyer for your home by analyzing user data and focusing on the marketing channels that are delivering the most qualified buyers.


Video Mail (V-Mail)

Not your basic email! More opens lead to more closings with emails that allow me to put my best face forward using embedded video. Got mail? I can share captivating videos with my connections that will require zero clicks. The video will auto-play right inside the buyers’ inbox so they’ll never miss (or forget) their first interaction with your property. Not only will I see when they’ve started watching the video, but I’ll also know when they’ve stopped watching!

 

Live Postcards

Live Postcards are the “new travel postcards”—only reimagined for the digital world. Snail mail can only take the buyer so far; with Live Postcards using the Compass CRM platform, I can showcase your property before it hits the market! With an animated open experience and a dream-like view of the most attractive features of the home, Live Postcards can surprise and delight prospective buyers at every stage of their journey to find their perfect place in the world.

Are you selling your home? It’s clichéd, but it’s true — you never get a second chance to make a first impression! Don’t leave money on the table. Covelle & Co. helps clients sell two times faster for an average of 1.5 percent more. With an average sale price of $600,000, that’s $24,000 extra in our seller’s pockets. Call us today to learn more about how our team can help you sell your home:  covelleco.com/contact-us.

Sell your home, Keep your Privacy.

 

Covelle & Co. is now offering the exclusive way to sell your home in privacy, with Private exclusive. Listing your home as a Private Exclusive allows you to control what information is shared about you and your most personal asset, your home, as well as to get exposure to over 15,000 top agents across the country. 

 

What is a private exclusive?

A Private Exclusive listing is an off-market home that can be shared by a compass agent directly with their colleagues and their buyers. Property details arent disseminated widely and won’t appear on public home search websites. 

 

Reasons why you might want to choose to sell your home private exclusive:

  • New Job or Construction 
  • Family changes like marriage or divorce 
  • Evolving financial circumstances 
  • Health issues 
  • Valuable belongings like art or furniture 
  • Opposition to holding open houses

 

What to expect: 

Discretion 

Privacy is the ultimate commodity, and the decision to sell your home is a personal one. 

 

Flexibility

Decide when to share details about your home, including price, more broadly on your timing. 

 

Quality

Retain exposure to over 15,000 top agents nationwide, including premium placement on our agent facing platform. 

 

Value

Get the best offer by testing the market privately to gather critical insights without your listing getting stale.

 

Are you selling your home? It’s clichéd, but it’s true — you never get a second chance to make a first impression! Don’t leave money on the table. Covelle & Co. helps clients sell two times faster for an average of 1.5 percent more. With an average sale price of $600,000, that’s $24,000 extra in our seller’s pockets. Call us today to learn more about how our team can help you sell your home:  covelleco.com/contact-us.

Credit: Compass Private Exclusives

 

 

10 Of The Best Activities To Do With Your Kids While Social Distancing!!

 

 

Running out of ways to entertain your kiddos? It’s important to stay occupied and keep learning, even in quarantine. Here are a few activities and resources that will keep your family active and connected in the safest way possible! 

 

 1) TOY WASHING STATION 

A quick and creative way to get your kid’s toys clean and prevent the spread of germs! 

 

2) NATURE COLLAGE

Take a walk outside to get some fresh air! During your time outdoors, instruct your kiddo to search for all the colors of the rainbow, in nature. Use your findings to create art!

 

3) DANCE PARTY 

Who doesn’t love a good family dance party? Put together a playlist of your kid’s favorite tunes and get moving! 

 

4) BAKING WITH KIDS 

Make memories in the kitchen! Check out these tips and kid-friendly recipes. 

 

5) CREATIVE PLAY 

Let their (and your) imaginations run wild! Encourage creativity. Time and space are the only boundaries! 

6) FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT 

Snuggle up on the couch for a night full of your kid’s all-time favorites. Don’t forget the popcorn!

 

7) FAMILY GAME NIGHT 

Enjoy some quality times with your kiddos while you show them who the Monopoly champion is. 

 

8) KEEP LEARNING 

It’s vital that we all continue to learn and grow during this time indoors, especially young, developing minds. Check out these free resources from scholastic so that our kids can learn at home! 

 

9) LITTLE SCIENTISTS 

Try out a few of these simple science experiments with household supplies you probably already own! 

 

10) SCAVENGER HUNT

A fun activity that will help your kids burn off their energy by the time they’ve solved every clue!

 

If it is giving you the best ideas for activities with your kids or your real estate needs, we are here to help! COVELLE&CO is a team of professional real estate agents here to sell your home for top dollar. Experience our white-glove service and cutting edge strategies firsthand — contact us today.

Whether your spring cleaning or downsizing, here are four tips to help you along your way!


Downsizing can be a challenging project to tackle. You may find yourself asking, “where do I begin?” It may be helpful to break things up and start with the items that might not have a purpose in your new home. There will be a handful of items you have been meaning to part with for years. Determine which items can be tossed and which you’d like to pass down to your children or grandchildren. Simplifying this process will make downsizing more like a walk down memory lane, rather than a chore you don’t want to complete.

GET RID OF ANY UNESSCARY MEMORABILIA
Once you’ve sorted through rooms with the most clutter, the next step is to sift through memorabilia in rooms that won’t be a part of your new home. Determine if there is space in other areas of your new location for these items. If you no longer have access to a basement or a guest room, it may be beneficial to leave those items behind. Creating piles of what you plan to keep and what you plan to let go of will help things stay organized. Try to make definite decisions right away. This will make things move along quickly.

DO NOT TACKLE MORE THAN ONE ROOM AT A TIME
Give items enough of your time and attention so that you will not look back and regret a decision to keep or let something go. Do not try to tackle more than one room at a time, as this can get confusing and overwhelming.

CONVERT EVERYTHING TO DIGITAL
People find themselves emotionally attached to our homes and the items that fill them. We are fortunate today to be able to access our photographs digitally. This is an excellent option if you own collections of pictures that you would like to hold on to, but don’t have the space for. Other collections like tableware could be sold or gifted to family members.

GIVE AWAY ITEMS TO LOVED ONES
There may be items in your home that family members would get more use out of than you do. Watching your loved ones enjoy your treasures will make parting with them a little bit easier. Be sure that your family is aware that you can’t keep everything. That would defeat the purpose of downsizing! Inviting them over to sort through things is an opportunity to reminisce. A few extra hands will also help to get the job done.

Do you or your loved one need help to transition to their new community? We understand the concerns, fears, and emotions that our seniors and their families experience when making a move from their long time cherished homes. Our interest is to become your trusted professional partner to help you.

As a Senior Real Estate Specialist, we are here to make the transition smooth. Contact Covelle & Company today and let us help you streamline the process by supplying you with the support you need every step of the way. We have relationships with professional organizers, estate sale companies, estate planning attorneys, movers, and much more.. we come fully prepared and take pride in surrounding ourselves with a team of professionals whose interest is in a happy client and a successful transaction! Call us today for a confidential consultation on taking those next steps to successfully downsizing.

“I contacted Erica after receiving recommendations from friends when I was seeking support for my mother in the selling of her house in Stoneham. At the time, she wasn’t sold on the idea of putting the house on the market and was considering a quick sell to an investor. It was critical to me to find a realtor we could trust to guide my mom (in her 70s) through the process. We got that and so much more from Erica, the realtor. I genuinely don’t know how the move would have occurred without Erica’sErica’s incredible support. Moreover, her understanding of the needs of older clients who have lived in a home for a long time was invaluable. She connected us with trusted contacts who supported my mom through the move, with everything from legal agreements to downsizing and packing. Ultimately, my mother received far more for the house than she ever anticipated, and it was truly the most seamless home sale I could imagine! I would COMPLETELY recommend Covelle & Company to anyone selling their own home, but especially to those looking to help their parents with a home sale. They took so much pressure off of us and were incredibly trustworthy and professional.”
-Anne