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Posted by Elena Langlois on 12/14/2017

An open house can be a life-changing event for a homebuyer. If you plan ahead for an open house, you should have no trouble determining whether a residence matches or exceeds your expectations. And if the answer is "Yes," you can proceed quickly to submit a competitive offer to acquire a house.

What does it take to prep for an open house? Here are three open house preparation tips that every homebuyer needs to know.

1. Understand Your Budget

Before you attend an open house, you should find out how much money is at your disposal. Thus, you may want to meet with banks and credit unions to see if you can get pre-approved for a mortgage. That way, you can kick off your home search with a budget in hand.

Although you know that you have only a certain amount of money to spend on a residence, it may be worthwhile to consider attending open houses for residences with initial asking prices that are above your price range. Because in some instances, a home seller may be willing to accept an offer that falls below his or her initial asking price.

2. Create a List of Questions

A home is one of the biggest purchases that a person can make, and as such, it pays to be diligent. If you craft a list of questions before an open house, you can get immediate responses from the showing agent. Then, you can determine the best course of action.

When it comes to an open house, there is no such thing as a "bad" question. As a homebuyer, it is paramount to get as much information as possible about a residence to determine whether a house is right for you. Therefore, if you create a list of questions in advance, you can improve your chances of getting the most out of an open house.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

If you're uncertain about how to approach an open house, you're not alone. Fortunately, real estate agents are available nationwide who are happy to teach you the ins and outs of the real estate market. By doing so, these housing market professionals will make it easy to take an informed approach to any open house, at any time.

A real estate agent will always keep you up to date about new residences as they become available. Also, if you are interested in homes in a particular city or town, a real estate agent will notify you about open houses in this area. And if you need extra help prepping for an open house, a real estate agent is happy to assist you in any way possible.

Let's not forget about the support that a real estate agent provides throughout the homebuying journey, either. A real estate agent will help you submit an offer on a house, negotiate with a seller's agent on your behalf and much more.

Be diligent as you get ready for an open house – use the aforementioned tips, and you can fully prepare for an open house.





Posted by Elena Langlois on 6/21/2017


35 Bedford St, Burlington, MA 01803

Single-Family

$599,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Would you like to spend the rest of the summer entertaining friends in your private backyard around a beautiful in-ground pool? You can! With this 4 BR, 2.5 bath home, set on almost a ½ acre, yours will be the house that everyone wants to come to! The first floor has a fireplaced living room, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen with SS appliances, office, renovated bath with tile shower and a large mudroom that connects to the two-car garage. Upstairs are 4 generous-sized, corner bedrooms and a full bath renovated in 2017. Hardwood floors flow throughout. Basement has a newly renovated 1/2 bath, a built-in wet bar and additional living area that could be finished as a family room or playroom. Many recent updates to this home—including all new windows in 2013, new pool liner in 2016, new pool filter and pump in 2015, new 16X20 deck next to pool, and new roof in 2011 —and many more. See paper clip for list of improvements. Short stroll to all the activities at Simonds Park.
Open House
Saturday
June 24 at 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
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Posted by Elena Langlois on 6/21/2017


35 Bedford St, Burlington, MA 01803

Single-Family

$599,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Would you like to spend the rest of the summer entertaining friends in your private backyard around a beautiful in-ground pool? You can! With this 4 BR, 2.5 bath home, set on almost a ½ acre, yours will be the house that everyone wants to come to! The first floor has a fireplaced living room, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen with SS appliances, office, renovated bath with tile shower and a large mudroom that connects to the two-car garage. Upstairs are 4 generous-sized, corner bedrooms and a full bath renovated in 2017. Hardwood floors flow throughout. Basement has a newly renovated 1/2 bath, a built-in wet bar and additional living area that could be finished as a family room or playroom. Many recent updates to this home—including all new windows in 2013, new pool liner in 2016, new pool filter and pump in 2015, new 16X20 deck next to pool, and new roof in 2011 —and many more. See paper clip for list of improvements. Short stroll to all the activities at Simonds Park.
Open House
Saturday
June 24 at 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
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Location: 35 Bedford St, Burlington, MA 01803    Get Directions

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Posted by Elena Langlois on 6/20/2017


135 Main St, Winchester, MA 01890

Single-Family

$689,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Come take a look inside–you will not be disappointed! Large, bright rooms, & high ceilings describe this delightful ranch. Main level features front-to-back LR w/fireplace, large eat-in kitchen w/ cathedral ceiling and skylight, heated sun porch with French doors off the kitchen, two large, corner bedrooms and a full bath. Gorgeous hardwood floors flow throughout. Lower level has a large bedroom, a full bath, utility/laundry room and interior access to the one car garage. Lower level bedroom has three large windows, hardwood floors, and walkout access to backyard, making the possibilities for this space endless-could be used as an office, a family room, exercise space, or a playroom—you name it. Commuting is easy- just over a 1/2 mi to the Express Bus to Boston or minutes to the Wedgemere train station for a 20 min ride to N Station. Easy stroll to Lincoln & McCall Schools and to downtown Winchester with its vibrant shops and restaurants. Public Record does not reflect the 3rd bedroom.
Open House
Saturday
June 24 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Posted by Elena Langlois on 6/20/2017


135 Main St, Winchester, MA 01890

Single-Family

$689,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Come take a look inside–you will not be disappointed! Large, bright rooms, & high ceilings describe this delightful ranch. Main level features front-to-back LR w/fireplace, large eat-in kitchen w/ cathedral ceiling and skylight, heated sun porch with French doors off the kitchen, two large, corner bedrooms and a full bath. Gorgeous hardwood floors flow throughout. Lower level has a large bedroom, a full bath, utility/laundry room and interior access to the one car garage. Lower level bedroom has three large windows, hardwood floors, and walkout access to backyard, making the possibilities for this space endless-could be used as an office, a family room, exercise space, or a playroom—you name it. Commuting is easy- just over a 1/2 mi to the Express Bus to Boston or minutes to the Wedgemere train station for a 20 min ride to N Station. Easy stroll to Lincoln & McCall Schools and to downtown Winchester with its vibrant shops and restaurants. Public Record does not reflect the 3rd bedroom.
Open House
Saturday
June 24 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 135 Main St, Winchester, MA 01890    Get Directions

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