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Posted by Ellen McLaughlin on 10/27/2019

If you're on the fence about whether to attend an open house, there is no need to worry. Ultimately, it is always better to err on the side of caution, especially if you're on the hunt for your dream home. And if you attend an open house, you may be better equipped than ever before to determine whether a particular residence is right for you.

There are many reasons why you should attend an open house, and these include:

1. You can assess a house both inside and out.

An open house provides a stress-free opportunity to walk through a house and examine it on your own. As such, an open house is a can't-miss event, particularly for a homebuyer who is actively seeking the perfect residence.

Of course, an open house enables you to learn about a home's condition both inside and out. And if you find that you like a home after you attend an open house, you can always set up a one-on-one home showing with a seller's agent or submit an offer to purchase.

2. You can envision what life may be life if you purchase a particular home.

It's one thing to look at pictures of a home and imagine what it would be like to live there. However, homebuyers who want to do everything possible to find the right residence should attend an open house to fully capture what it may be like if they purchase a particular residence.

Remember, how a home makes you feel can have far-flung effects on your decision about whether to submit an offer. And if you attend an open house, you may quickly discover whether you can picture yourself as the owner of a residence. Or, if you find that you are uncomfortable with a home, you can instantly move on and pursue other houses.

3. You can obtain home insights that you won't necessarily find in a house listing.

A home listing often contains details about a home's age, recent house upgrades and other pertinent information. But a home listing alone rarely provides you with all of the insights you need to make an informed decision about whether to submit a homebuying proposal.

During an open house, you can ask a seller's agent lots of questions about a residence. This will enable you to obtain insights that you otherwise may struggle to discover in a home listing. And as a result, you'll be able to make the best-possible decision about how to proceed with a residence.

Clearly, there are many reasons to consider attending an open house. If you need extra help as you pursue residences and debate whether to attend open houses, you may want to hire a real estate agent. This housing market professional can offer expert guidance throughout the homebuying journey. By doing so, a real estate agent will make it easy for you to find your ideal residence in no time at all.




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Posted by Ellen McLaughlin on 9/3/2019


35 Ashwood Ave., Salem, NH 03079

Single-Family

$389,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
This lovely Cape sits back off the road on a beautifully landscaped lot in a neighborhood close to schools and shopping. The home features a first floor bedroom and a 1st floor full bath, as well as two spacious bedrooms and full bath on the second level. A breezeway between the garage and eat-in kitchen adds convenience on cold winter days. Other features include a dining room with large bay window, wood fireplace in the living room, as well as a bright & sunny 3 season porch that walks out onto a deck that overlooks the spacious backyard and chain link fence for your pet. Partially finished basement. Newer baths, appliances, and replacement windows are only a few of the many updates this home has to offer.
Open House
Saturday
September 07 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Posted by Ellen McLaughlin on 9/3/2019


35 Ashwood Ave., Salem, NH 03079

Single-Family

$389,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
This lovely Cape sits back off the road on a beautifully landscaped lot in a neighborhood close to schools and shopping. The home features a first floor bedroom and a 1st floor full bath, as well as two spacious bedrooms and full bath on the second level. A breezeway between the garage and eat-in kitchen adds convenience on cold winter days. Other features include a dining room with large bay window, wood fireplace in the living room, as well as a bright & sunny 3 season porch that walks out onto a deck that overlooks the spacious backyard and chain link fence for your pet. Partially finished basement. Newer baths, appliances, and replacement windows are only a few of the many updates this home has to offer.
Open House
Saturday
September 07 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 35 Ashwood Ave., Salem, NH 03079    Get Directions

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Posted by Ellen McLaughlin on 10/7/2018

As a home seller, you'll want to do whatever you can to prepare your residence for an open house. By doing so, you can transform your ordinary home into an exceptional one, thereby increasing the likelihood of making an unforgettable first impression on large groups of open house guests.

What does it take to get a residence ready for an open house? Here are three tips to help you update your home, and ultimately, host a memorable open house.

1. Declutter Your Home as Much as Possible

If your hallways, bedrooms and other home areas are loaded with clutter, now is the perfect time to get rid of various unnecessary items. That way, you can show off the true size and beauty of your living space.

For those who have antiques, photographs and other items they want to keep, it may be worthwhile to rent a storage unit. Or, friends and family members may be able to hold on to some of your belongings until you sell your house.

On the other hand, if there are items you need to eliminate immediately, you can always host a yard sale or list items online. You may be able to donate items that are in good condition to local charities as well.

2. Perform Home Exterior Maintenance

Let's face it no one wants to buy a home with a messy front lawn or cracked siding. However, a home seller who allocates the necessary time and resources to identify home exterior issues can resolve such problems without delay.

Spend some time evaluating your house's exterior you'll be glad you did. With a close look at your home's exterior, you can establish home maintenance priorities.

Then, get to work. Perform all necessary home exterior repairs, and you can boost your home's chances of making a positive first impression on homebuyers who visit during an open house.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to preparing for an open house, there's a lot to consider. Fortunately, a real estate agent can help you keep things in perspective and ensure your open house is an instant success.

A real estate agent will teach you everything you need to know about an open house. He or she will offer expert tips to help you get your residence ready for an open house, along with provide insights into what you should expect following the event's completion.

Of course, a real estate agent is happy to help you at each stage of the home selling journey too. This housing market professional will do whatever it takes to help you list a home, price it accordingly and promote it to the right groups of homebuyers consistently.

Make your open house a joyous occasion for both you and potential homebuyers. Use the aforementioned tips, and a home seller can revamp a house's interior and exterior and ensure a residence makes a long-lasting impression on homebuyers.




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Posted by Ellen McLaughlin on 7/11/2018


7 Paugus Trail, Groton, MA 01450

Single-Family

$775,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
The town of Groton is a quintessential New England community with an abundance of conservation land, a sought after school system and a thriving town center. The community of Groton Woods has beautiful landscaping, sidewalks & trails and is in a great commuter location close to 495. Set on a corner lot, this property has it all. Hardwood floors throughout, granite, stainless steel, wainscoting, crown molding and skylights. Central Vac, central a/c, alarm and irrigation systems. Fenced in yard with conservation land in the back. Spacious walk-up attic and basement with sliders offer great possibilities for future expansion.
Open House
Thursday
July 12 at 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
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