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

 

 

Tax Season has ARRIVED!!!

 

Ladies and gentlemen, tax season, had ARRIVED!!

      

Did you know that many taxpayers received more money in their paychecks every week last year, which resulted in a lower tax refund than previous years because the IRS lowered the federal tax rates.  

2019 Tax Rules & Regulations     

  • Standard deduction increased to $12,200 for a single taxpayer and $24,400 for married taxpayers.
  • Federal penalties are no longer applicable for not having medical insurance; however, it still applies to the state.        
  • The IRA contribution has increased to $6,000; for taxpayers over 50 years old, a “catchup” of $1,000 is allowed. 

Depending upon your taxable income, there are 7 different tax rates that may apply to you:

         

• 10%, 12%, 22%, 24%, 32%, 35%, & 37%

         

 If you are in the market for an accountant you can trust, please contact Covelle & Covelle Public Accountants at (781) 844-2935 or rcovelle@comcast.net. 

 

 

Erica Covelle is a seasoned Realtor ®, a Senior Vice President at Compass with 13 years of experience. She has seamlessly married her interior design expertise with her passion for helping both buyers and sellers create visions for the most beautiful homes. Erica Covelle surpasses industry standards, when you work with Covelle & Company, you gain access to the tools and professionals one needs to BUY and SELL in today’s market. Through creative and enticing strategies, Erica and her team help sellers to make money and buyers to save money.

How Covelle & Company will maximize the value of your home. 

 

 

Exclusive to Covelle & Company, our Concierge program helps you quickly prepare your home for sale by fronting the cost of home improvement services so that you can sell it faster and for more money. Whether you’re facing basic wear-and-tear or your home requires more significant upgrades, Concierge has the power to transform a property — and the price it can claim. Using this service with Covelle & Co. is a hassle-free way to bring your home to the next level.     

  1. Show your home in its best light.

  From painting to flooring, Covelle & Co. services can help your home look its best before hitting the market. Our very own Erica Covelle was born with the gift of bringing listings to the next level. Being an experienced Realtor as well as a professional interior designer, She transforms “what it is” to “what it can be,” building equity and setting the scene to achieve top dollar numbers!   

  1. Sell your home faster.

  Covelle & Co. helps you attract more buyers so that you can sell your home quickly. Once our concierge program is in play, our team creates a customized marketing plan to help boost your home to the audience needed. At an average of 25 days on the market compared to the competition 53-day average, our team offers an impressive turnaround compared to the competition.   

  1. No upfront costs or interest.

  Funds will be advanced to you for home improvement services. When your home sells, you’ll pay the costs of services rendered and nothing more.   

  1. Working with Covelle & Co. is hassle-free.

  From assessing which updates will increase your home’s value the most, to recommending the best vendors for the job, you’ll have our complete guidance and assurance at every step as a seasoned real estate agent and professional interior designer.    Check out some of our transformations; these homes resulted in record-breaking sale prices with our upgrades. 

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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