Julianne Krutka
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Posted by Julianne Krutka on 9/27/2018

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 Julianne Krutka on 9/26/2018


116 Lang Street, Springfield, MA 01104

Single-Family

$169,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Looking for great space at an affordable price? Look no further than this 3, potentially 4 bedroom home with 2 full baths! Lots of upgrades have been completed! Kitchen cabinets and countertops are brand new and the flooring and backsplash will make you go WOW! Both baths have been remodeled with the first floor bath boasting a large walk in shower while the second floor bath has the full tub. The first floor of this home features an addition that could be a large master bedroom making this a four bedroom home, or you can use it as a family room or man cave, whichever your heart desires. The living room wood floor has been redone and there is new carpeting in the first floor bedroom(s), up the stairs and in one of the second floor bedrooms. The other 2nd floor bedroom has a gorgeous laminate flooring. Showings deferred until the Open House on Sunday 9/30 from 1:30-3:00, Don't miss your shot at this winner for the beginner!
Open House
Sunday
September 30 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 116 Lang Street, Springfield, MA 01104    Get Directions

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Posted by Julianne Krutka on 9/19/2018


115 Saint James Ave, Westfield, MA 01085

Single-Family

$189,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
This charming ranch home has been lovingly cared for and in the same family for more than 40 years. Featuring 3 bedrooms and 1 bath, and plumbed for another half bath, you'll find plenty of space in this 1300+sq ft of living space. The remodeled kitchen with tons of cabinet space opens to a floor plan with flexibility, you choose which room off the kitchen you would prefer to be a living/family room or a dining room. This home features a newer roof, replacement windows, a gas fireplace, a completely fenced in yard, an attached garage and is nicely located within walking distance to local schools, downtown Westfield and Stanley Park. This home would be a winner for the beginner or for someone considering a downsize from their current home. Showings will begin at the Open House on Sunday 9/23 from 1:30-3:00.
Open House
Sunday
September 23 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 115 Saint James Ave, Westfield, MA 01085    Get Directions

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Posted by Julianne Krutka on 9/12/2018


48 Tipping Rock Road, Westhampton, MA 01027

Single-Family

$425,000
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
A Large and truly Unique home tucked away in the woods but with quick access to all the amenities of Northampton and close to local schools! This home is built like a fortress with massive steel beams and yet welcomes you "home" with soaring ceilings and beautiful wooded views from just about every window! You have to see this one up close to appreciate the true meaning of "open concept". You'll be WOWED the minute you walk in the door! This could be your cozy secluded hideaway in the woods or it could be the ultimate place for entertaining in large numbers! Bring your outdoor toys for plenty of indoor storage in the lower level. And with nearly 10 acres to explore you can ride the trails year round from this location. Public record says 2 bedrooms but one of the loft areas is being used as an oversized 3rd bedroom and features it's own bath! The other loft area could easily be a 4th bedroom, a family room or whatever your heart desires. No showings until Open House 9/16 12:30-2.
Open House
Sunday
September 16 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 48 Tipping Rock Road, Westhampton, MA 01027    Get Directions

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Posted by Julianne Krutka on 7/19/2018


70 Partridge Lane, Chicopee, MA 01022

Condo

$125,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Are you looking for bright and shiny and move in ready at an affordable price? Look no further and consider owning this 2 bedroom townhouse condo for less than you might pay to rent it! Seller has gone above and beyond to make this place shine for you with freshly refinished flooring throughout the 1st and 2nd floor and fresh paint in the living room. Enjoy the large full bath on the second floor and the finished bonus room in the basement. This is an end unit townhouse condo with a detached garage just a few short steps from the kitchen door and a private patio area outside the living room door. This unit is centrally located and just a few steps away from the association pool and clubhouse! Beautiful open common area for your enjoyment as well! Quick commute to just about anywhere you need to go and Chicopee Gas and Electric to keep your utility expenses low too! VA, FHA and Conventional buyers welcome! Showings will begin at Open House Saturday 7/21 from 12-1:30.
Open House
Saturday
July 21 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 70 Partridge Lane, Chicopee, MA 01022    Get Directions

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