Julianne Krutka
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Posted by Julianne Krutka on 9/28/2017

Selling a condo may seem like a tall task, particularly for those who plan to list a property on the real estate market for the first time. However, condo sellers can take the guesswork out of listing a property and maximizing its value if they consider a few simple questions, such as:

1. How Much Is My Condo Worth?

The price that you paid for your condo initially is unlikely to match your property's worth today. As such, you'll want to conduct plenty of research into the real estate market to assess your condo's worth and price your property accordingly.

Hiring a home appraiser is ideal, as this professional will be able to evaluate your residence and establish a value for it. Plus, a home appraiser can help you identify any "red flags," i.e. problem areas that may prevent you from maximizing the value of your condo.

Don't forget to assess the prices of similar condos in your area too. By doing so, you can get a better idea about how much comparable residences are selling for in your city or town and set a competitive price for your residence.

2. What Sets My Condo Apart from Others That Are Available?

Before you add your condo to the real estate market, you'll want to consider features that may help your property stand out from others that are available.

For example, if you live in a condo community that offers access to a swimming pool and tennis courts, you'll want to include this information in your property listing. Or, if your condo provides a reserved parking spot for you and additional parking for guests, you'll want to provide condo buyers with these details as well.

As a condo seller, you'll want to do whatever you can to differentiate your property from others, regardless of whether you list your residence in a buyer's or seller's market. If you highlight features that help your condo stand out, you can stir up significant interest in your residence as soon as it becomes available.

3. How Can I Optimize the Value of My Condo?

Unfortunately, the real estate market can be unpredictable. And even if you perform ample housing market research, there is no guarantee that you'll be able to streamline the condo selling process and maximize the value of your residence. But if you hire a real estate agent, you can boost your chances of selling your condo.

A real estate agent may boast many years of condo selling experience and understand what it takes to generate interest in a property. He or she also will be able to provide valuable tips and guidance to ensure that you can list your property at the right price in any real estate market. In addition, if you ever have concerns or questions about selling your condo, your real estate agent will be able to respond to your queries without delay.

Employ a real estate agent to help you sell your condo, and you can move one step closer to maximizing the value of your property.




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Posted by Julianne Krutka on 9/25/2017

This Condo in Westfield, MA recently sold for $130,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Julianne Krutka - Park Square Realty.


40 Prospect Street, Westfield, MA 01085

Condo

$134,900
Price
$130,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
This beautiful Westfield condo has everything you are looking for and more! Located on the Northside of town, off the beaten path, this 12 unit complex offers easy access to downtown and turnpike without the hassle of being right on a main road. This unit, located the farthest from the road and being half of a duplex means you only share a wall with one neighbor and affords the advantage of being an end unit. This home is move in ready with updated kitchen and bath, gorgeous wood laminate flooring throughout the kitchen and living area. Stunning patio outside the kitchen door which affords a nice level of privacy from the rest of the complex. All the work here is done and your affordable condo fee takes care of the maintenance outside! No lawn mowing or snow removal for you to do! Just move in, pull up a lawn chair and enjoy the summer in this maintenance free lifestyle! SHOWINGS DEFERRED UNTIL OPEN HOUSE, SATURDAY, APRIL 22 FROM 1:30-3:00.

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Tags: Real-Estate   Westfield   condo   01085  
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Posted by Julianne Krutka on 9/25/2017

This Mobile Home in Westfield, MA recently sold for $57,500. This style home was sold by Julianne Krutka - Park Square Realty.


52 Warfield Drive, Westfield, MA 01085

Mobile Home

$55,000
Price
$57,500
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Another great opportunity to live at Hampden Village! This home is more spacious than you can imagine with bump outs in both the living and dining areas. Feels like a double wide in the middle. Front and back bedrooms allow for great privacy if you have guests visiting. Front bedroom has half bath, rear bedroom features full bath just outside the bedroom door. Carpeting is fresh, cabinets have been painted and some new appliances including the refrigerator, dishwasher, stainless counter top microwave, the less than 2 years old Bosch front loading washer and dryer as well as three window air conditioners will all be left for buyer's enjoyment. This home is move in ready and will be a great place to spend your retirement years! Buyer must be age 55 or older and must submit application upon accepted offer and obtain park approval in order to buy. Lot fee on this gem is 379.00/mo and includes water/trash and use of community pool and clubhouse. No showings prior to 8/20!






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Posted by Julianne Krutka on 9/21/2017

After years in your current residence, you're ready for a change. As such, you've decided to add your home to the real estate market in the hopes of moving on to bigger and better things. Selling a home can be a daunting task, particularly for first-time sellers. Fortunately, we're here to help you maximize the value of your home and accelerate the home selling process. Here are three tips that will ensure you can become an informed first-time home seller: 1. Stay the Course. Although you may expect immediate interest in your residence, it may take some time for interest in your home to pick up. However, a patient, dedicated home seller knows how to stay the course and remain calm, cool and collected throughout the home selling process. For instance, a home seller may add his or her residence to the real estate market and continue to share the online home listing with friends, family members and colleagues. By doing so, this home seller may be able to stir up interest in his or her residence over an extended period of time. It also is important to remember that Rome wasn't built in a day, and much in the same vein, the first offer you receive on your residence might not be the best one. As a result, you should only accept an offer that makes you feel comfortable, i.e. an offer that meets your expectations. 2. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff. After you accept an offer from a homebuyer, the buyer likely will want to set up a home inspection. And if he or she encounters unforeseen problems with your home, problems could arise that may slow down the home selling process. If a homebuyer notices substantial issues with your home, he or she may rescind an offer or ask that these problems be resolved. Furthermore, home repairs can be costly, which means you may be forced to invest in expensive home improvements or risk missing out on an opportunity to sell your home. As a home seller, you may encounter obstacles as you attempt to sell your home. But when difficulties arise, try to focus on what's important selling your home, maximizing its value and ensuring both you and the homebuyer are satisfied with the end results. A home seller who lets minor issues cause his or her blood pressure to rise may put a home sale in danger. Therefore, if you feel stressed, take a deep breath and try to work with a homebuyer to find a resolution that fits both sides. 3. Employ a Real Estate Agent. The home selling journey often is filled with twists and curves along the way. But with a real estate agent at your side, you'll be able to overcome any pitfalls immediately. Your real estate agent can promote and showcase your residence to prospective homebuyers. This professional also will provide expert tips, enabling you to streamline the process of selling your house. Remove the guesswork from the home selling journey become an informed first-time home seller, and you can speed up the process of generating interest in your house.





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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