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Posted by Jane Dunlap on 3/17/2019

For a home seller, hosting an open house can be a double-edged sword.

On the one hand, an open house provides an opportunity to showcase your residence to large groups of prospective homebuyers. Conversely, hosting an open house also requires lots of preparation, and getting ready for an open house may prove to be overwhelming, time-consuming and costly.

Lucky for you, we're here to help host an unforgettable open house.

Now, let's take a look at three factors that a home seller needs to consider before an open house.

1. The Current Condition of Your Home

Although you might believe that your home is currently open house-ready, it may need some work. Fortunately, there are many ways to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of your residence and plan your open house accordingly.

For example, a home appraisal may prove to be exceedingly valuable. This appraisal enables a home inspector to review your residence both inside and out. Then, he or she can offer home improvement recommendations so that you can upgrade your residence as needed.

Take a home appraisal report seriously. By doing so, a home seller can transform an ordinary residence into one that matches or exceeds homebuyers' expectations during an open house.

2. The Home's Interior or Exterior

Homebuyers are drawn to residences that feature dazzling gardens, clutter-free interiors and other stunning features. Thus, a home seller who dedicates the necessary time and resources to bolster a house's interior and exterior can increase the likelihood of hosting a successful open house.

To improve a home's interior, a home seller can scrub the floors, clean the walls and ceilings and perform assorted home interior maintenance and improvements. In addition, a home seller should depersonalize and declutter a home's interior as much as possible.

Comparatively, to enhance a house's exterior, a home seller should mow the front lawn, clear debris and dust from exterior walkways and ensure the house looks great to passers-by. With simple home exterior improvements, a home seller can boost a house's curb appeal and help a home stand out from other available residences.

3. Your Real Estate Agent

Let's face it prepping for an open house can be stressful. However, a real estate agent can help a home seller get ready for the best- and worst-case scenarios.

A real estate agent will help a home seller prepare his or her residence for an open house. Next, he or she will promote the open house to potential homebuyers and collect feedback from them throughout the event.

After an open house reaches its conclusion, a real estate agent will offer honest, unbiased insights into the event. He or she also will keep you up to date about any potential home offers and ensure you can make informed home selling decisions.

Take the guesswork out of preparing for an open house. Consider the aforementioned factors, and you can get your residence ready for an open house in no time at all.




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Posted by Jane Dunlap on 12/16/2018

If you plan to attend an open house, it usually pays to be prepared. That way, you'll know exactly which questions to ask during an open house and can ensure that you can gain the insights that you need to determine whether a residence is right for you.

Now, let's take a look at three key questions to ask a listing agent during an open house.

1. Why is this home for sale?

Although a home listing provides plenty of information about a residence, it is unlikely to explain why a homeowner is selling his or her house. Thus, you should use an open house to find out exactly why a home is for sale.

In many instances, a listing agent will be honest and forthright about why a homeowner has decided to add his or her residence to the real estate market. Once you receive an answer to your query, you can better understand whether a house matches your expectations.

On the other hand, if a listing agent hesitates or shies away from your question, you should be skeptical. At this point, you should continue to dig for more information about a residence to learn about any potential flaws.

2. Are there any home problems that I need to know about?

An open house enables you to get an up-close look at a residence. Furthermore, the event allows you to find out about a residence's pros and cons from a listing agent.

Ask a listing agent about any home problems you'll be glad you did. The listing agent should be able to provide you with plenty of insights into a home's condition, ensuring you can make an informed decision about whether to submit an offer.

A listing agent is likely to be honest with you about any problems with a house. By doing so, this agent will reduce the risk of a homebuyer later rescinding an offer after a home inspection.

3. Have there been any offers on the house?

It is important to find out if there is any competition for a house, especially if you discover your dream residence. Thus, during an open house, you should ask a listing agent if any offers have been submitted on a residence.

If a listing agent responds "Yes" to your query, you may want to act fast to submit a competitive offer on a house. Because if you wait too long to make an offer on your dream residence, you risk losing this house to a rival homebuyer.

Lastly, if you need help getting ready for an open house, you should collaborate with a real estate agent. This housing market professional can provide deep insights into a residence before you attend an open house. Therefore, a real estate agent will help you take the guesswork out of getting the most out of any open house, at any time.

Want to optimize the value of an open house? Ask the aforementioned questions, and you can get the information that you need to fully evaluate a residence.




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Posted by Jane Dunlap on 11/3/2017


8 Randall St, Easton, MA 02356

Single-Family

$574,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Exceptional home- Located a few blocks from the school but in a private wooded setting - Not a cookie cutter design- Custom built with unique detail throughout- Spacious rooms, Great room with Wide Pine floors and floor to ceiling fireplace- Skylights, Vaulted/Beamed ceilings- Custom Kitchen with double ovens, New Stainless appliances/ warming drawer and Granite Island- Ample closet and pantry space- Master suite with Hot Tub /double vanity & walk in closet- Gas insert for propane Fpl- Large basement with rough plumbing for a full bath and kitchen sink( Teen suite)- New septic, driveway & landscape- Study in addition to 3 bedrooms- Hydro Air heat is an option 2 Large sheds for all your tools & power equipment- Heated 4 car garage- Retreat lot with over 1 acre of land- - Entertainment sized deck overlooking lush back yard- Sliders leading to a BBQ area and expansive deck-
Open House
Sunday
November 05 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 8 Randall St, Easton, MA 02356    Get Directions

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Posted by Jane Dunlap on 10/25/2017


8 Randall St, Easton, MA 02356

Single-Family

$583,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Exceptional home- Located a few blocks from the school but in a private wooded setting - Not a cookie cutter design- Custom built with unique detail throughout- Spacious rooms, Great room with Wide Pine floors and floor to ceiling fireplace- Skylights, Vaulted/Beamed ceilings- Custom Kitchen with double ovens, New Stainless appliances/ warming drawer and Granite Island- Ample closet and pantry space- Master suite with Hot Tub /double vanity & walk in closet- Gas insert for propane Fpl- Large basement with rough plumbing for a full bath and kitchen sink( Teen suite)- New septic, driveway & landscape- Study in addition to 3 bedrooms- Hydro Air heat is an option 2 Large sheds for all your tools & power equipment- Heated 4 car garage- Retreat lot with over 1 acre of land- - Entertainment sized deck overlooking lush back yard- Sliders leading to a BBQ area and expansive deck-
Open House
Saturday
October 28 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 8 Randall St, Easton, MA 02356    Get Directions

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Posted by Jane Dunlap on 10/19/2017


8 Randall St, Easton, MA 02356

Single-Family

$583,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Exceptional home- Located a few blocks from the school but located in a private setting - Not a cookie cutter design- Custom built with unique detail throughout- Spacious rooms, Great room with floor to ceiling fireplace- Skylights, walk in closets, Vaulted ceilings- Custom huge Kitchen with double ovens, warming drawer and Island- Ample closet and pantry space- Large basement with rough plumbing for a full bath and kitchen sink( Teen suite)- New septic, driveway & landscape- 2 Large sheds for all your tools & power equipment- 4 car garage- Entertainment sized deck with double sliders overlooking a quiet, wooded lot- Heated 4 car garage-Walk to schools- Retreat lot with over 1 acre of land- - Entertainment sized deck overlooking private back yard- Sliders leading to a BBQ area and expansive deck- custom kitchen , Granite Counters, Breakfast bar; 2 Stainless stoves with warming oven and tile floors 30 x 21 great room with floor to ceiling FP & 2 sets of sliders
Open House
Sunday
October 22 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 8 Randall St, Easton, MA 02356    Get Directions

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