Tracey Fiorelli - Janice Mitchell Real Estate


Attending open houses is common for property buyers in cities and towns nationwide. However, there is no set number of open houses that a homebuyer will need to attend to discover his or her dream residence. In some instances, a buyer may find the ideal home after attending his or her first open house. Or, a buyer may attend dozens of open houses and fail to find a residence that matches his or her expectations.

As a homebuyer, it is important to do everything possible to make the most of an open house. Lucky for you, we're here to help you get ready for an open house and ensure that you can maximize the value of this event.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready for an open house.

1. Create a List of Home Questions

You may have learned about a home from a listing. Yet a listing only offers a limited amount of information about a residence. And if you have additional questions about a residence, an open house provides you with a great opportunity to receive responses to your queries.

Craft a list of questions before you attend an open house – you'll be glad you did. With this list in hand, you can ask questions about a home and gain the insights you need to help you decide whether a residence is right for you.

2. Perform Research

Try to collect as much information as you can about a home prior to an open house. That way, you can have a good idea about what to expect when you attend this event.

Also, you may want to put together a game plan before an open house. This plan allows you to prioritize different areas of a residence that you want to check out. Plus, it may help you conduct an in-depth review of a residence.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is happy to help you plan ahead for any open house. If you employ a real estate agent today, you can receive comprehensive assistance as you conduct your house search.

Typically, a real estate agent will keep you up to date about open house events in your preferred cities and towns. This housing market professional can attend an open house with you and offer immediate feedback as well. In addition, if you want to submit an offer to purchase a residence after an open house, a real estate agent can help you do just that.

Let's not forget about the expert housing market insights that a real estate agent can provide, either. A real estate agent can offer insights into housing market patterns and trends. By doing so, a real estate agent can help you narrow your home search and ensure that you can find a great house at a budget-friendly price.

Ready to attend an open house? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can attend an open house and learn about all aspects of a residence.


When you’re looking to sell your home for a great price, there are a few things that you can do to give the sale an edge. All of the ideas you’ll find below are inexpensive yet effective for sprucing your home up fast.


Hide And Brighten What You Can


Do you have an old, lumpy sofa, an old, unsightly lamp, or a scratch on the wall? You can easily cover these things up without making any major changes. Use a slip cover, some touch-up paint, or even new bedding to help brighten any room or furnishing. You could even consider adding new window treatments or additional lighting to assist in giving your home a refreshed look. As a rule of thumb: If it looks old and you can’t remember when you last replaced the item, you should probably replace it.    



Use Paint Strategically


With the right paint, you can accentuate or downplay the features of a room including fireplaces and windows. Portions of the room that would otherwise be lost can be highlighted with the right use of color. 


Make The Room Seem Larger


Do you have low ceilings or small rooms? You can make the room seem larger just by making use of vertical lines or using the higher spaces in the rooms of your home. Easily mount shelves on your walls in order to store things to give the room the illusion of having more space.


Deep Clean


Your home can look like a new place when you take the time to deep clean the area. Don’t miss out on any part of any room. Use a little elbow grease and pay attention to neglected areas like the pantry, laundry room, and refrigerator. Get rid of any odors in the home. Potential buyers will definitely notice if things don’t smell right upon entering the house. You can use natural cleaners made of baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice in order to freshen up everything from rugs to toilets. This stage of the makeover process may take you some time, but it’s definitely worth it. 


Don’t Forget The Little Touches


Adding in little things before an open house can also make a big difference. Put some fresh flowers on the table. Light some candles. Fluff the pillows. Take the time to remove unnecessary items from the counters and tables as well. The less cluttered the home looks, the better. Buyers like open spaces, but they also like to be able to see themselves in the space and you can help them to do just that.              

    



This Condo in Rutland, MA recently sold for $245,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Tracey Fiorelli - Janice Mitchell Real Estate, Inc.


211 BARRE PAXTON RD, Rutland, MA 01543

Condo

$245,000
Price
$245,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Quaint condo complex offering the last unit available at Fox Run condos . Currently under construction with time to personalize . Offering granite counters , maple cabinetry soft close drawers, hardware, crown molding and center island , PLUS central air all standard features ... fireplace upgrade option available generous allowances for appliances and flooring . Close to Rutland center and local amenities .

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This Condo in Rutland, MA recently sold for $245,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Tracey Fiorelli - Janice Mitchell Real Estate, Inc.


211 BARRE PAXTON RD, Rutland, MA 01543

Condo

$245,000
Price
$245,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Quaint condo complex offering the last unit available at Fox Run condos . Currently under construction with time to personalize . Offering granite counters , maple cabinetry soft close drawers, hardware, crown molding and center island , PLUS central air all standard features ... fireplace upgrade option available generous allowances for appliances and flooring . Close to Rutland center and local amenities .

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9 MARJORIE LANE, Rutland, MA 01543

Single-Family

$449,000
Price

12
Rooms
4
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to your new home ! Pride of ownership boasts thru this federal front colonial offering hdwd floors in DR, office, and cherry kitchen with key hole center island, walk in pantry and informal eating area., tray ceilings, & crown moldings add extra details 24x24 family room with cathedral ceilings and beamed accents, propane FP and oversize windows with beautiful mountain views. 4 Nice size bedrooms include master suite with cathedral ceilings, double closets, and private bath. Lower level is finished with the same quality and details plus a half bath and walk out to rear yard. Yard space is accented with stone wall , oversize cobblestone patio, and composite deck tucked in the back , mature landscaping and storage shed picturesque setting can also be enjoyed from the 3 season room off the kitchen . All in a neighborhood setting close to town center and the amenities Rutland has to offer
Open House
Sunday
April 08 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
New to the market .... showings begin at the one house
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Location: 9 MARJORIE LANE, Rutland, MA 01543    Get Directions

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