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Posted by Mark Consolmagno Michelle Curran Team on 8/19/2020

You've attended an open house – now what? Ultimately, there are many questions for homebuyers to consider after they attend an open house, and these include:

1. Did the home match or exceed my expectations?

It is important to understand whether a home is one that you could enjoy both now and in the future. And if you found that you liked a home after an open house, you may want to proceed with an offer on this residence.

Usually, it is a good idea to carry a checklist of your homebuying wants and needs that you can use throughout an open house. With this list in hand, a homebuyer can identify a house's strengths and weaknesses.

If you ever have concerns or questions during an open house, don't hesitate to find the listing real estate agent for assistance too. By doing so, you can gain the insights you need to determine whether a particular house is a viable long-term investment.

2. What would life be like if I purchased the home?

An open house can bring out a broad range of emotions in homebuyers, particularly if these individuals see things that they like in a residence.

For example, a homebuyer who sees a large outdoor deck may envision summer barbecues with family members and friends. Or, a homebuyer who views a spacious kitchen might picture dinner parties that he or she could host in the future.

If a home brings out positive feelings, it may be a keeper. As such, a homebuyer who feels good about a home after an open house may want to move forward with an offer.

3. Am I ready to submit an offer on the home?

Submitting an offer on a house can be tricky. On the one hand, you don't want to overspend to acquire a residence. Conversely, you want to submit a competitive offer that matches the home seller's expectations.

After an open house, it never hurts to meet with a real estate agent. Then, you can outline your homebuying goals and determine whether now is a good time to submit an offer on a residence.

If you decide to proceed with an offer, ensure that the proposal is fair and is submitted in a timely fashion. In all likelihood, the home seller will have 24 to 48 hours to accept, decline or counter your proposal. Once you receive a home seller's decision on your offer, you can determine the next step on your homebuying journey.

Lastly, if a home seller rejects your offer, there is no need to worry. With an expert real estate agent at your side, you can check out other open house events in your area. And as a result, you should have no trouble accelerating the process of going from homebuyer to homeowner.

Alleviate stress as you decide how to proceed after you attend an open house – consider the aforementioned factors, and you can determine whether a particular residence is right for you.




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Posted by Mark Consolmagno Michelle Curran Team on 10/2/2019

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 Mark Consolmagno Michelle Curran Team on 4/26/2018


57 Vista Cir, Holden, MA 01520

Single-Family

$529,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
OPEN HOUSE - 4/29 from 12:30-2pm on this Young Custom built 3 BR Colonial w/ 1 BR Attached In-Law Apartment in desirable Holden neighborhood! Features include open-concept floor plan w/sitting area off kitchen, front to back living room w/surround sound system and gas fireplace. Atrium door out to patio w/fully fenced-in back yard and irrigation system. Hardwood floors throughout 1st floor and 2nd floor landing. Dining room w/ tray ceiling. Grand entry has 2 coat closets & oak staircase. Convenient 2nd Floor Laundry. Kitchen includes Upgraded White Cabinets w/Soft-Close drawers, beautiful Kashmir White Granite, Center Island, Carrara Marble Tiled Backsplash, Stainless Steel appliances. Attached In-law apt. includes 1 BR, 2nd Kitchen w/ granite, Laundry, Full Bath w/Cathedral Ceiling in open kitchen/living space. 500sqft Media Room in Basement w/surround sound, 1/2 Bath, Wet Bar w/granite countertop and separate granite bar seating.Great commuter location w/ easy access to highways
Open House
Sunday
April 29 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
OPEN HOUSE!!!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 57 Vista Cir, Holden, MA 01520    Get Directions

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Posted by Mark Consolmagno Michelle Curran Team on 4/13/2018


57 Vista Cir, Holden, MA 01520

Single-Family

$529,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Young Custom built 3 BR Colonial w/ 1 BR Attached In-Law Apartment in desirable Holden neighborhood! Features include open-concept floor plan w/sitting area off kitchen, front to back living room w/surround sound system and gas fireplace. Atrium door leads out to patio w/fully fenced-in back yard and irrigation system. Hardwood floors throughout 1st floor and 2nd floor landing. Dining room w/ tray ceiling. Grand entry has 2 coat closets & oak staircase. Convenient 2nd Floor Laundry. Kitchen includes Upgraded White Cabinets w/Soft-Close drawers, beautiful Kashmir White Granite, Center Island, Carrara Marble Tiled Backsplash, Stainless Steel appliances. Attached In-law apt. includes 1 BR, 2nd Kitchen w/ granite, Laundry, Full Bath w/Cathedral Ceiling in open kitchen/living space. 500sqft Media Room in Basement w/surround sound, 1/2 Bath, Wet Bar w/granite countertop and separate granite bar seating.Great commuter location w/ easy access to highways.
Open House
Sunday
April 15 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 57 Vista Cir, Holden, MA 01520    Get Directions

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Posted by Mark Consolmagno Michelle Curran Team on 4/12/2018


57 Vista Cir, Holden, MA 01520

Single-Family

$529,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Young Custom built 3 BR Colonial w/ 1 BR Attached In-Law Apartment in desirable Holden neighborhood! Features include open-concept floor plan w/sitting area off kitchen, front to back living room w/surround sound system and gas fireplace. Atrium door leads out to patio w/fully fenced-in back yard and irrigation system. Hardwood floors throughout 1st floor and 2nd floor landing. Dining room w/ tray ceiling. Grand entry has 2 coat closets & oak staircase. Convenient 2nd Floor Laundry. Kitchen includes Upgraded White Cabinets w/Soft-Close drawers, beautiful Kashmir White Granite, Center Island, Carrara Marble Tiled Backsplash, Stainless Steel appliances. Attached In-law apt. includes 1 BR, 2nd Kitchen w/ granite, Laundry, Full Bath w/Cathedral Ceiling in open kitchen/living space. 500sqft Media Room in Basement w/surround sound, 1/2 Bath, Wet Bar w/granite countertop and separate granite bar seating.Great commuter location w/ easy access to highways.
Open House
Thursday
April 12 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
OPEN HOUSE on 57 Vista Circle in Holden. Beautiful young Colonial with attached 1BR In-Law! Won't last long, come see it Sunday!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 57 Vista Cir, Holden, MA 01520    Get Directions

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