Christina Martinez - WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briarwood Real Estate



Posted by Christina Martinez on 5/23/2019

It's easy to let everything that needs doing cloud our focus on the essential things. There are meals to fix, a house to clean, errands to run, bills to pay, yard work, school work, work-work! There doesn't seem to be a truly simple or easy way to get it all done. Sometimes you want to give up and let it all go. But that would mean admitting that you're not successful, can't keep it together, don't measure up.

The truth is that you really can’t do it all … at least, not all at once. Most of it is just distractions between you and your true goals. 

Gary Keller and Jay Papasan, authors of The ONE Thing, offer a solution. When making any decision, they say to ask yourself:

“What's the ONE Thing you can do such that by doing it
 everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”

Not everything matters

Goal-setting is not new. Every year thousands of people set goals, create resolutions, make lists, and define priorities. Sometimes, though, it’s easy to become caught up in fitting in, trying to live up to Instagram or Facebook posts from friends and family, or those PTA/PTO parents. When it comes right down to it, however, what’s right for someone else may not be what’s right for you and your family. What matters is what moves you toward your goals, dreams, and aspirations as a family and as individuals. 

In each area of your life, try to pick the ONE thing that is most important. Prioritize getting that one thing done and don’t worry about the rest.

  • Meals: if your family is busy and moving in all directions. Focus on keeping nutritious snacks on hand that they can grab heading out the door. If family mealtime is crucial to you, focus on ONE meal a week that the family is all at the table at the same time.
  • Housework: define ONE thing each day. Do that one and don't worry about the rest. Eventually, you'll find you've freed up the time to take on the occasional deep clean, organization, or extra laundry.
  • Paying bills: take one day to set up automatic bill-pay or some other online credit/debit card payment option so that you don't have to worry about the bills all the time. Then, the ONE thing merely is keeping that card account flush for when those bills come in.
  • Consolidate errands so that you can make just ONE trip. Or, utilize online shopping and delivery to do it for you.

In each area that threatens to overwhelm your life, find the ONE thing that you need to do and do that one. Marking off your to-do list of ONE each day builds confidence and proves you’re succeeding!

If the ONE thing on your list is shopping for a new home, make that ONE call to your local real estate office and pass the job of house-hunting on to them.




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Posted by Christina Martinez on 5/16/2019

The summer is a much-anticipated season. It often means you get to enjoy those lovely outdoor activities you've missed like gardening or treating your friends to barbecue on chilly evenings.After the cold, you'll be happy to use plenty of warmth and sunshine. However, the weather in summer can be extreme in some locations, so you have to ensure your home is in perfect shape when it comes.

Here are some great ways to prepare your home for the warm weather:

Prevent water damage

Summer does not only come with heat. You should expect a lot of rain too. Damaged shingles or faulty flashings in your roof can give way for water to seep into your home. You certainly don't want to deal with some messy mold problems that will cost you more. Check walls, vents, windows, and doors for cracks and be sure to seal them properly. Make sure to unblock the gutters, so you don't end up taking in water instead of keeping it away.

Keep out the bugs

While you're planning to remain cool during summer, insects are also on the lookout for great hideouts too. Most of them don't thrive in the cold weather so when summer comes; you may have bugs crawling around your home. An excellent way to avoid this is by spraying your home for insects. You should also seal cracks and holes that can serve as an entryway to them.

Check your cooling unit

In preparing your home for summer, the primary concern is keeping cool as much as possible. Because air conditioners are put out of use for a long time before summer, it is essential to change the air filters, inspect the refrigerant and coils. Also, remove debris from the condensing unit outside. This season is the right time to install a smart thermostat to save cost and energy. If you have ceiling fans, set them to rotate counterclockwise. It will keep your home fresh in summer.

Give your home a retouch

There will be plenty of sunlight, and you need those bright rays in your home during the day. You can repaint the walls with bold, reflective colors and change the drapes. Materials that allow light in are also perfect. Pressure wash external walls before coating them with paint to clean off mildew. If you have shrubs around, you should trim them off for some serene greenery. 

Some of the tips above you can perform yourself, but for additional help, visit your local home hardware store to talk to an expert.




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Posted by Christina Martinez on 5/14/2019


637 S Main St, Mansfield, MA 02048

Single-Family

$749,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
STUNNING 3 YR YOUNG COLONIAL WITH ALL THE BELLS & WHISTLES! CONVENIENTLY LOCATED WITH PLENTY OF PRIVACY, CLOSE TO SCHOOLS, HIGHWAY, ELITE TPC GOLF COURSE, COMMUTER RAIL! THIS GORGEOUS HOME SITS WELL OFF THE ROAD AND OFFERS PLENTY OF PRIVACY WITH A BEAUTIFUL BACK YARD RETREAT, CUSTOM PAVER STONE PATIO, FIRE PIT, UPGRADED TOP OF THE LINE SHED WHICH FITS A CAR, REAR DECK & WOODED SETTING PERFECT FOR SUMMER ENTERTAINING! STEP INSIDE TO A BEAUTIFUL EAT IN KITCHEN WITH UPGRADED CABINETRY W/SOFT CLOSE FEATURES, LARGE ISLAND, GE UPGRADED CHEF SERIES STAINLESS APPLIANCES, BEVERAGE COOLER, SUBWAY TILE BACK SPLASH, GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, GLOWING HARDWOOD FLRS THROUGHOUT, FIRE PLACED FAMILY ROOM, OFFICE WITH FRENCH DOORS, FORMAL DINING ROOM, HARDWOOD FLRS IN EVERY BEDROOM, MASTER SUITE WITH A DREAM CUSTOM WALK IN CLOSET, 2ND FLR LAUNDRY RM, 3 ZONE FHA BY GAS, CENTRAL AIR, IRRIGATION SYSTEM, RECENTLY BEAUTIFULLY FINISHED LOWER LEVEL! DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS MAGNIFICENT HOME! TO MANY DETAILS TO LIST!
Open House
Sunday
May 19 at 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Posted by Christina Martinez on 5/13/2019

This Single-Family in Brockton, MA recently sold for $299,900. This Ranch style home was sold by Christina Martinez - WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briarwood Real Estate.


25 Circle Drive, Brockton, MA 02301

Single-Family

$299,900
Price
$299,900
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
EXCELLENT WEST SIDE LOCATION...CUSTOM BUILT STRAIGHT RANCH ABUTTING THORNY LEA GOLF COURSE...TERRIFIC CUL-DE-SAC LOCATION...Quality Designed Eat-In Kitchen w/ Breakfast Bar & Built-in Oven...Kitchen Steps Out onto a Private, Relaxing 3 Season Sun Room w/ Separate Exterior Entrance...Large Living Room w/ Generous Windows - Natural Light...2 Spacious Bedrooms, both w/ Double Closets...Oversize 1 Car Garage w/ Walk Down Basement Access & Rear Side Door to Backyard...Updated Electric Panel Box...Weil McLain Heating System...Architectural Roof...Awnings to Help Keep the House Cool in the Summer...Easy To Maintain...Located near Highways / Schools / Shopping / Train...Visit, You Won't Be Disappointed!

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Posted by Christina Martinez on 5/10/2019

This Single-Family in Brockton, MA recently sold for $245,000. This Split Entry style home was sold by Christina Martinez - WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briarwood Real Estate.


300 E Ashland Street, Brockton, MA 02302

Single-Family

$249,900
Price
$245,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
If your looking for a Nice Solid home in a great area of the city this split level could meet your needs! Some updating required, this house was built in 1990 so everything except the New Hot water tank is original, A SUPERB price at $249,900, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath and finished family room or 4th bedroom in the lower level! Front & side Porch need painting and possible replacement of boards but property being SOLD in As-Is condition, Fha financing would be tough, since porches need paint and we are in the middle of winter, again house being sold in As-Is condition NO exceptions! ONLY showings this Saturday, March 2nd 12-3 pm since there are tenants in the property and we do not want to bother them since they will be moving out at the end of March & are in the middle of packing. Closings should be scheduled for April in your offer! OFFER DEADLINE TUE, MARCH 5TH @10AM & SELLERS INCLUDING LIMITED 1 YEAR HOME WARRANTY - SHIELD ESSENTIAL PLAN

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