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Posted by Mark Consolmagno Michelle Curran Team on 7/18/2018

Purchasing a condo should be fast and easy. However, negotiations with a condo seller can quickly become stressful and may put your chances to acquire your dream condo in danger.

Lucky for you, we're here to help you simplify the process of negotiating with a condo seller to ensure you can purchase your ideal property.

Here are three tips to help you navigate tough negotiations with a condo seller.

1. Consider the Condo Seller's Perspective

Think about the condo seller's perspective and try to find common ground with this individual. By doing so, you and the condo seller may be able to agree to terms that meet the needs of both sides.

When you initially submit an offer on a condo, ensure your proposal accounts for the condo's condition and the current state of the real estate market. That way, you'll be able to avoid the risk of submitting a "lowball" offer that falls below a condo seller's expectations.

Also, maintain open lines of communication throughout the negotiation process. This will allow you to listen to a condo seller's concerns and respond accordingly.

2. Collect Plenty of Housing Market Data

If a condo seller believes you are unwilling to pay a sufficient price for his or her condo, it is always a good idea to present housing market data to back up your offer.

Explore the housing market closely to learn about the prices of comparable condos in nearby cities and towns. This will allow you to see how a particular condo stacks up against similar properties in terms of price and condition.

In addition, check out the prices of recently sold condos in your area to identify housing market patterns and trends. With this real estate market information at your disposal, you'll be able to make an informed decision about whether to continue to negotiate with a condo seller or consider other properties.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent will negotiate with a condo seller on your behalf. Therefore, he or she will help you minimize the stress and anxiety that is commonly associated with condo negotiations.

Typically, a real estate agent will submit an offer on a condo and wait to hear back from a condo seller. If a condo seller decides to negotiate, a real estate agent will work with you throughout the negotiation process.

A real estate agent will listen to your condo buying concerns and questions and respond immediately. He or she also will provide honest, unbiased recommendations to help you make informed decisions during negotiations with a condo seller. This real estate professional will even share your concerns with a condo seller to help you get the best results possible.

When it comes to a negotiating with a condo seller, there is no need to worry. If you collaborate with a real estate agent, you can take the guesswork out of condo negotiations. And ultimately, you may be able to move one step closer to buying a condo that meets or exceeds your expectations.




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Posted by Mark Consolmagno Michelle Curran Team on 5/16/2018

Looking to sell your condo? You're in luck, as there is high demand for condos across the United States.

As a condo seller, it is important to allocate the necessary time and resources to find ways to maximize the value of your property. By doing so, you'll be able to evaluate your condo, understand its strengths and weaknesses and take the right steps to enhance your property's appearance.

Moreover, there are several factors that you should consider before you add your condo to the housing market, including:

1. Your Condo's Condition

How will property buyers feel when they see your condo for the first time? Ultimately, you'll want your condo to make a positive first impression on homebuyers. To accomplish this goal, you may need to complete assorted home improvement tasks to enhance your condo both inside and out.

A property appraisal may prove to be exceedingly valuable, as this assessment will allow you to learn about your condo's condition. During the evaluation, a home appraiser will take a close look around your condo and offer honest, unbiased recommendations that you can use to improve your residence.

2. Your Timeline

You know that you want to sell your condo, but how quickly would you like to relocate to a new address? Understand your condo selling timeline, and you'll be able to plan accordingly.

For a condo seller who wants to move as soon as possible, establishing a competitive price from the get-go is essential. This price will help your condo stand out from other properties that are available and increase your chances of a quick condo sale.

3. Condo Rules and Regulations

If you plan to sell your condo, it is always better to err on the side of caution. Therefore, you should check with your homeowners' association (HOA) to see if there are any rules or requirements that must be followed when you sell your property.

For example, some condo communities may require HOA board approval for a new property owner. Or, if you live in a gated condo community, you should find out whether permission is needed to host an open house to showcase your property to a broad range of property buyers.

Selling a condo may seem like a complex process, particularly for those who are listing a property for the first time. Lucky for you, real estate agents are available to help you get the best results.

Employing a real estate agent with condo selling experience is paramount. With this real estate agent at your side, you should have no trouble optimizing the value of your condo.

Typically, a real estate agent will set up condo showings, negotiate with property buyers on your behalf. This real estate professional also will respond to your condo selling concerns and queries, ensuring you can make informed property selling decisions.

Don't leave anything to chance when you sell your condo. Collaborate with a real estate agent, and you can boost your chances of a seamless property sale.




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Posted by Mark Consolmagno Michelle Curran Team on 5/11/2018


1 Pointe Rok Dr, Worcester, MA 01604

Condo

$204,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Recently updated unit in Pointe Rok Estates. This 5 room, 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo has new paint and carpet throughout. The property has a large fireplaced living room with hardwood floors. Recent appliances and hot water heater and a large basement family room. Enjoy the lake activities or the relax at the inground pool this summer. The property also has a quiet rear deck to relax on as well. This is a homepath property.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Mark Consolmagno Michelle Curran Team on 4/30/2018

This Condo in Auburn, MA recently sold for $149,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Mark Consolmagno Michelle Curran Team - RE/MAX Advantage I.


2601 Forest Park Dr, Auburn, MA 01501

Condo

$149,000
Price
$149,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Why Rent when you can own this 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath condo. Take this opportunity to make this your own by adding your touches to this at a great value. Close to Auburn center is Forest Park, providing a very rural setting to its residents. Minutes to Mass Pike, 290 and Rte 20. Forest Park is a lovely condo complex that is located off of Pakachoag Street, less than one mile from the newly renovated Pakachoag golf course.The Seller must comply with HUD Guidelines 24 CFR 206.125 and property is sold






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Posted by Mark Consolmagno Michelle Curran Team on 4/17/2018

This Condo in West Boylston, MA recently sold for $324,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Mark Consolmagno Michelle Curran Team - RE/MAX Advantage I.


65 Hillside Village Dr, West Boylston, MA 01583

Condo

$335,000
Price
$324,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
COMPLETELY RENOVATED END UNIT in sought after Hillside Village. 2 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Oversized condo…This unit is move in ready and has an updated Kitchen that is open concept with large center island & stainless steel appliances as well as new granite countertops. Kitchen also features a beautiful sunlight eating area with bay window adding natural light. Cathedral ceiling living room with gas fireplace is perfect for keeping warm during the cold New England winters. The huge master bedroom that has walk in closet and master bath with first floor laundry allowing for very easy one level living. Second floor has guest bedroom, full bath along with an over-sized family room for additional space. Enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Wachusett from the back deck. Two car garage with interior access. This unit also has central air and a very large walk out basement that could easily be finished to add even more living space. Do not let this one pass you by!

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