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When everything is online, it’s hard to discern when getting up, leaving the house, and checking out a home can be helpful. There’s so much information regarding real estate online; you probably want to pick and choose when and where you go to see a home. Even if you’re nowhere near being able to buy a home, you may want to check out open houses to help you in the future.


Looking at real estate is fun. You can dream of living in a neighborhood on the street you may never be able to afford. There are many advantages to checking out open houses. 


You’ll Understand How Far Your Dollar Will Stretch


The type of home that you can afford, and the type of home you want may not be in the same ballpark. If you take a look at different open houses, you may be able to see where your budget takes you. Even if the market changes, you’ll be able to match your expectations with your wallet. As you know what’s out there, you’ll be able to hone in on what you want in a home. 


From here, it will be easier to work with a real estate agent because you’ll be able to give them a better idea of what you want when the time does come to buy a home. 


It Will Be Easier To Hire An Agent


As you go to open houses, you’ll meet more real estate agents. These agents can become potential hires once you do get more serious about buying.


You’ll See The Market Firsthand


Besides understanding how much house you can get for your dollar, you’ll be able to get an idea of how many buyers are actually out there. If you’re seeing many other potential buyers at open houses, you may be facing quite a bit of competition when you head out to buy a home of your own. When the competition is high, you’re looking at offering above asking price for houses. You could even get into bidding wars. A lot of other buyers doesn’t mean you should back out of buying a home altogether, but just enter the market with caution. 


You Can Discover New Areas


By exploring open houses, you may find a neighborhood that you love that wasn’t on your list before. How can you get to know an area if you have never spent time there before? 


You’ll Learn Where You Need To Compromise


By looking at different houses, you can see the potential (or lack thereof) in many homes. If you can see where you’d be willing to compromise long before the home search is on, your search will be that much smoother   




904 Hill St, Northbridge, MA 01588

Single-Family

$299,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Over-sized ranch on beautiful corner lot. Updated kitchen with cherry cabinets and granite countertops and updated bath with double bowl vanity. Hardwood floors throughout most of main level. Walk out basement finished with large rec room, bedroom, and second full bath. Perfect for in-law set up. Replacement windows plus six year old septic system. House connected to town water but well in backyard could be used for outside watering. Conveniently located with easy access to downtown and to Route 146 and MA Pike.
Open House
Sunday
December 02 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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If you have hired a realtor to help you sell your home, you have already taken care of a good amount of the job that needs to be done to get the home sold at the right price. There is one important thing that you need to tend to as a seller- that’s getting your home ready to be shown. Once the home is on the market, your realtor will work with you to schedule open houses and times for the home to be shown privately. Whether you only have a few hours or a day or two to prepare for a home showing, there are a few certain areas that you need to tend to in order to help your home appear clean and tidy to impress buyers. 


Sweep Up


It doesn’t take very long to sweep down your hardwood and tile floors. After you do this, run over the floors with a mop to remove any stains that may be present on the floor. 


The Dust Rag Is Your Friend


If you have time, you can do a deep clean of your home. It also doesn’t take a long time to go over the surfaces of your home with a duster. Getting up the dust will not only make your home smell fresher, but it will appear cleaner as well. 


Make The Beds


Your mother told you for years that you need to make your bed in the mornings. She was right. Beds that have been made look much more presentable and homey than rooms with bedding strewn around. If your bedding is looking less than inviting and you have some time before your showing, you may want to pick up some new bedding. The small details are so important when it comes to selling your home, and making the home look inviting is one of them.       


Clear The Clutter Out


Whether it’s piles of clothes on the floor, dirty dishes in the sink, or papers on the counters, clean it up! While you want to give prospective home buyers an idea of what it’s like to live in a place, the home doesn’t need to look “lived in.” Try and get rid of the personal traces that you leave behind as you prepare to sell your home. As a bonus, you should also make sure the trash is empty and fresh. 


Vacuum The Rugs


Running a vacuum over your rugs can really help to freshen the home. If you have pets, this will help remove the odor that animals leave behind. It will also provide a fresh surface for anyone who is touring your home to walk on. 


Turn On The Lights


When you leave the house for a showing or open house, definitely make sure that all of the shades are open and the lights are on. A bright home is an inviting home.      


 



81 Walnut St, Douglas, MA 01516

Single-Family

$338,999
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
New construction without the wait! Over-sized three bedroom ranch with two full baths. Fully applianced kitchen plus new washer/dryer in basement. Two car garage under the house plus carport under deck. Enjoy the privacy of your backyard while lounging on the 14' x 26' deck. Walk out basement with potential for future finish. Economical propane gas FHW heating system. Central air provided by four mini-splits units which also have a heat pump option. Yard will be loamed and seeded and driveway will be paved. Why buy used when you can get brand new!
Open House
Sunday
September 09 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Beautiful listing! Send your buyers, they won't be disappointed!
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163 Heritage Dr, Northbridge, MA 01588

Condo

$149,900
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Top floor, garden style unit in beautiful Heritage Park Estates! Two bedrooms, fully applianced kitchen, living room open to dining area, bath, and in unit laundry room. New hot water tank. On site condo management. Condo fee includes water and sewer. Terrific opportunity for first time home buyer.
Open House
Sunday
July 01 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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