Julianne Krutka
Park Square Realty | 413-297-6718 | julianne.krutka@gmail.com


Posted by Julianne Krutka on 9/14/2017

Selling a home may seem impossible at times, especially if you enter a negotiation with a homebuyer. And if you're not careful, you might even lose your cool during a negotiation something that could put a potential deal with a homebuyer in jeopardy.

Don't let stress get the best of you during a home selling negotiation. Instead, use the following tips to avoid stress as you start negotiations with a homebuyer:

1. Understand the Housing Market

Your home has its pros and cons, and understanding what sets your house apart from others ensures that you can generate plenty of interest in your property when it reaches the real estate market. Meanwhile, assessing the housing market may help you determine whether to accept, decline or counter a homebuyer's offer on your residence as well.

Evaluate the real estate market closely. Take a look at the prices of comparable houses in your area to better understand how your home stacks up against similar properties.

Housing market data can help you make an informed decision about a homebuyer's offer. For example, if a homebuyer submits a competitive offer that meets or exceeds your expectations based on real estate market data, you can accept the proposal and avoid stressful negotiations. Or, if a homebuyer submits a proposal that falls below your expectations based on housing market data, you can politely decline the offer.

2. Maintain a Positive Outlook

There is no need to feel frustrated or mad if a homebuyer submits a "lowball" proposal on your house. Conversely, try to maintain a positive outlook throughout home selling negotiations, and you can avoid the risk of letting stress get the best of you.

Remember, stress can make a difficult negotiation even more challenging. But those who understand how to handle stress can boost their chances of maintaining a positive outlook and getting the best results possible from a home selling negotiation.

If you feel anxious at any point in a negotiation, feel free to take a break. Even spending a few minutes performing deep breathing exercises can help you feel calm, cool and collected. Plus, after you complete a stress-relieving activity, you may be better equipped to maintain a positive outlook throughout the remainder of a home selling negotiation.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

Real estate agents are available nationwide and understand how to handle tough home selling negotiations. Therefore, employing an experienced real estate agent may make it easy for you to avoid stress throughout the entire home selling journey.

Your real estate agent will negotiate on your behalf and work directly with a homebuyer. This real estate professional also will keep you informed about home selling negotiations and offer tips and suggestions to ensure you can get the best price for your house.

Ultimately, hiring a real estate agent is a must for home sellers who want to avoid stressful negotiations. With a real estate agent at your side, you should have no trouble accelerating negotiations with a homebuyer and optimizing the value of your residence.




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Posted by Julianne Krutka on 9/13/2017

This Single-Family in Westfield, MA recently sold for $250,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Julianne Krutka - Park Square Realty.


72 Glenwood Dr, Westfield, MA 01085

Single-Family

$249,900
Price
$250,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
A quite neighborhood is the setting for this good size Ranch home in desired Glenwood featuring three bedrooms and 1.5 updated bathrooms and a spectacular sunroom that overlooks a large, nicely landscaped yard with a sprinkler system and two decks. Large kitchen/separate eating area. Xtra large living room with a magnificent fireplace. A newly finished room in the basement extends your living area along with a large walk in cedar closet. Upgrades include electrical, windows and a new Weil McLain boiler. Harwood floors have been recently refinished. First Floor laundry completes your one floor living.

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Posted by Julianne Krutka on 9/11/2017

This Single-Family in Holyoke, MA recently sold for $235,000. This Cape style home was sold by Julianne Krutka - Park Square Realty.


1238 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA 01040

Single-Family

$245,000
Price
$235,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Stunning, COMPLETELY remodeled open concept, 3 bedroom cape in the beautiful Highlands. The new kitchen complete with new tile floors, new stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops, double farm sink, new cabinets and hardware opens to the dining room with sliding glass doors to the back porch that looks out on to a lush yet manageable yard. Dining room opens to a large living room that marries classic charm with modern industrial touches. The bedrooms are spacious and bright and feature new ceiling fans, automatic closet lights plus a barn door in the master. All new windows throughout the home including a tempered glass over sized front window looking on to the front porch. Completely re-plumbed, new hot water tank, new furnace, new AC condenser and freon lines, updated electrical panel, fresh paint and so much more. Two car garage features two automatic door openers, plus exterior key pad. Bathroom is freshly tiled with new vanity and toilet.

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Posted by Julianne Krutka on 9/8/2017

This Mobile Home in Westfield, MA recently sold for $45,000. This style home was sold by Julianne Krutka - Park Square Realty.


14 Fourth Ave, Westfield, MA 01085

Mobile Home

$45,000
Price
$45,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to Hampden Village - a retirement community for persons aged 55 years of age or older. This well kept home in the Village features two bedrooms and 1.5 baths. The open kitchen/living/dining areas are located in the middle of the home while the bedrooms are at either end. This home has a newer roof and replacement windows. Newer wall to wall carpeting too! The three season porch is insulated and offers a lovely area to enjoy outside of the home. This home has tons of storage with the built in hutch in the dining area and built in dresser in the front bedroom. The half bath is also included in the front guest bedroom. The park lot fee is 379.00/month and includes water and trash pickup and use of common areas including the newly remodeled club house and the heated inground pool! This is a well kept home in one of the most sought after retirement communities in Western MA! Call to set up your private showing today!






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Posted by Julianne Krutka on 9/7/2017

This Single-Family in Westfield, MA recently sold for $287,000. This Raised Ranch style home was sold by Julianne Krutka - Park Square Realty.


220 Prospect St. Ext, Westfield, MA 01085

Single-Family

$274,900
Price
$287,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
No Showings Until Open House 8/6/17 from Noon-3pm!! Nicely updated home with a couple large decks overlooking more than an acre of land with many mature shade trees. Relax in the gazebo while the kids are on the playset in the huge yard. It features 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths plus a possible master suite or kids space in the lower level, a large eat in updated kitchen with granite and glass tile backsplash, skylights in the sunroom and main bathroom, central air, lots of shining hardwood floors,and a 2 car garage make this perfect for the large or growing family.

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