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Posted by RE/MAX Executive Realty on 12/2/2018

For homebuyers who want to do everything possible to discover their dream residences, it generally is a good idea to attend open houses. These events make it simple to analyze residences and determine whether they match or surpass your expectations.

Ultimately, there are many reasons to attend an open house, and these include:

1. You can get a first-hand look at a home.

A home listing often provides a great starting point for homebuyers. However, a listing alone fails to empower buyers with the information that they need to fully analyze a house.

By attending an open house, you can get an up-close look at a residence. An open house allows you to walk around a home and view each section of a residence at your convenience. Plus, an open house usually is stress-free, and if you don't like a residence after the event, you can simply continue your search for your dream home.

2. You can receive comprehensive home insights.

During an open house, you can gain home insights that you may struggle to obtain in a home listing. Therefore, homebuyers may want to prepare a list of questions before they attend an open house to ensure they can obtain deep insights into a home's condition.

Moreover, an open house may help you determine whether there is substantial or minimal interest in a residence. If an open house is attended by dozens of potential buyers, you may need to act quickly to submit an offer to secure this residence. Comparatively, if you are the only person to attend an open house, you may be better equipped than ever before to negotiate a home's price with a seller.

3. You can envision what life might be like if you purchase a residence.

When it comes to deciding whether a home is right for you, attending an open house is paramount. In fact, an open house enables you to envision what life may be like if you purchase a residence. And if you feel comfortable with a home after you attend an open house, you can always submit an offer to help transform your homeownership dream into a reality.

If you plan to attend open houses in the foreseeable future, there is no reason to attend these events alone. Fortunately, real estate agents are available who can help you prepare for open houses and ensure you can discover your dream residence.

A real estate agent is a housing market expert who can teach you everything you need to know about buying a home. This housing market professional first will learn about your homebuying goals and craft a personalized homebuying strategy. Then, a real estate agent will keep you up to date about open houses, offer homebuying insights and do everything possible to help you find a home that you can enjoy for years to come.

Reach out to a real estate agent today. By doing so, you can start attending open houses and boost the likelihood of a successful homebuying experience.




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Posted by RE/MAX Executive Realty on 10/21/2018

If you have hired a realtor to help you sell your home, you have already taken care of a good amount of the job that needs to be done to get the home sold at the right price. There is one important thing that you need to tend to as a seller- thatís getting your home ready to be shown. Once the home is on the market, your realtor will work with you to schedule open houses and times for the home to be shown privately. Whether you only have a few hours or a day or two to prepare for a home showing, there are a few certain areas that you need to tend to in order to help your home appear clean and tidy to impress buyers. 


Sweep Up


It doesnít take very long to sweep down your hardwood and tile floors. After you do this, run over the floors with a mop to remove any stains that may be present on the floor. 


The Dust Rag Is Your Friend


If you have time, you can do a deep clean of your home. It also doesnít take a long time to go over the surfaces of your home with a duster. Getting up the dust will not only make your home smell fresher, but it will appear cleaner as well. 


Make The Beds


Your mother told you for years that you need to make your bed in the mornings. She was right. Beds that have been made look much more presentable and homey than rooms with bedding strewn around. If your bedding is looking less than inviting and you have some time before your showing, you may want to pick up some new bedding. The small details are so important when it comes to selling your home, and making the home look inviting is one of them.       


Clear The Clutter Out


Whether itís piles of clothes on the floor, dirty dishes in the sink, or papers on the counters, clean it up! While you want to give prospective home buyers an idea of what itís like to live in a place, the home doesnít need to look ďlived in.Ē Try and get rid of the personal traces that you leave behind as you prepare to sell your home. As a bonus, you should also make sure the trash is empty and fresh. 


Vacuum The Rugs


Running a vacuum over your rugs can really help to freshen the home. If you have pets, this will help remove the odor that animals leave behind. It will also provide a fresh surface for anyone who is touring your home to walk on. 


Turn On The Lights


When you leave the house for a showing or open house, definitely make sure that all of the shades are open and the lights are on. A bright home is an inviting home.      


 




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Posted by RE/MAX Executive Realty on 6/17/2018

When youíre searching for a home to buy, youíll probably attend many different open houses. The open house is meant to help you get a feel for different properties. While you canít get to know all the ins and outs of a home in a short time, you can get an understanding of some of the best things (and not so great things) about a property. Below, youíll find some of the biggest warning signs that a property may not be all that it appears to be. 


Thereís A Lot Of Odor Masking Elements In Place


When you walk into an open house, you may get the smell of freshly baked cookies or a lovely candle. While these are great marketing techniques, they also can be a tactic to hide things. Perhaps there are some offensive odors in the house from mold, leaks, smoke, or mildew. You may not be prepared to deal with these kinds of problems once you move into a home. 


You Notice Glaring Issues


While the home inspection will reveal many problems that may be invisible to the casual observer, you should still be on the lookout for issues on the surface of the home during the open house. These issues can include cracks in the ceiling or walls, cracks in the floor, or even squeaky floor boards. If you happen to see patchy walls in the home, that could indicate that repairs have been made several times. Be alert for these potential problems.


Does The Home Look Well-Kept?


When you pull up in front of the home is the lawn trim? Does the home appear clean? While everyone would hope that a homeowner would clean up their property before an open house, small and big things like this can indicate a bigger problem. If the home is not cared for on the surface, how many other underlying maintenance issues are there in the home? Neglected regular maintenance can cause larger problems of all kinds in a home.


Strange Cosmetic Fixes


A freshly painted wall could be suspect of a big problem. Under the paint could be mold, cracks, or other issues. Some homeowners do put fresh paint on their walls before selling in order to give the home a neutral feel. However, you should be on the lookout for other signs of problems in the home.          


Channel Your Inner Detective


While you donít need to dig as deep into a home as a home inspector does, you should be on the lookout as you scan a home for the potential livability for you. Things like glaring cracks in the ceiling, or a strong odor of cigarette smoke could be signs of future problems living in the home. The open house is your time to find a home that fits you and your life, so make the most of the opportunity.  




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Posted by RE/MAX Executive Realty on 6/15/2018


212 Maple Brook Rd, Bellingham, MA 02019

Condo

$234,900
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to Maple Brook Condominiums! A beautiful End unit is waiting for its new owners. The 1st floor features an open floor plan, sky-lights and gleaming hardwood floors. The expanded dining area has a boxed out window and sky-lights leaving plenty of room for a nice size table. Down the hall there's a half bath and beyond it opens up into the family/living room with a slider to a private deck and pretty treed yard. The kitchen has brand new granite counters, sky-lights, tile floor and being an end unit allows views of nature and more natural light to come through. The 2nd floor has two good size bedrooms. The master has its own full bath and double closets, while the guest bedroom has a full bath just outside the door. Laundry is conveniently on the 2nd floor. Need more space? Lower level is a large finished room with newer carpets, ideal for an office or playroom for the kids. Unfinished area has great storage too. Showings begin Saturday, June 16th, Open House Sunday 1:00-2:30pm
Open House
Sunday
June 17 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Posted by RE/MAX Executive Realty on 6/14/2018


170 Saddle Hill Rd, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Single-Family

$769,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Price reduction on this beautifully maintained home in Highland Park! The large lawn and perennial flower beds offer many places to relax and enjoy the outdoors. From the screen porch to patio there is plenty of space for outdoor entertaining. Completely updated interior features 3 fireplaces. The renovated kitchen offers upscale maple cabinets, built in microwave, wall oven, warming drawer, cooktop and two drawer dishwasher, as well as a breakfast bar and spacious eating area. The first floor office has a wall of custom-built cabinets, with lots of natural light. The large front to back family room features a Rumford fireplace, exposed beams, wet bar,and French doors leading to the screened porch. This 4 bedroom home features tons of closets, including 2 walk in's! The master suite has a fireplace, private stairway to the family room and includes a lavish master bath featuring tile shower, multiple jets and marble vanity. Close to train, route 495 & route 9. Highly rated schools!
Open House
Saturday
June 16 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Seller has just made a price reduction on this beautiful property. Come see this completely updated home with private outdoor living spaces!
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