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Posted by Alyx Akers on 12/29/2019

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 Alyx Akers on 10/4/2019


17 Hawley St, Northampton, MA 01060

Condo

$439,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
In-town single-level, 2bed/2 bath condo with elevator access! A rare view overlooking Bridge St near the Post Office...plenty of windows and natural light! Two units were combined when the building was converted to condos to create this sprawling 1677 sq ft unit. Spacious, fully-applianced kitchen features upgraded countertops, center island and Jenn-Air downdraft range. Dining room with hardwood floors provides both exterior access to deck overlooking professionally landscaped courtyard, and an open connection to the living room. Living room offers hardwood floors, and windows galore with custom Levelor blinds. Spacious master bedroom features ensuite bath with double vanity and tub/shower. Additional bedroom and full bath. This one has it all: one-level living, in-unit washer/dryer hookup, 4 parking spaces, & 2 additional basement storage units. Leave the car and walk to anything!
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Tags: Northampton   Real Estate   Condo   01060  
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Posted by Alyx Akers on 8/29/2019

This Condo in South Hadley, MA recently sold for $401,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Alyx Akers - Five College REALTORS ®.


26 Rivercrest Way, South Hadley, MA 01075

Condo

$399,000
Price
$401,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Formerly the Oxford model unit at Rivercrest! This upgraded townhouse has 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a 2 car attached garage, enjoys a private backyard overlooking a lush wooded natural preserve, and is currently the only available unit which offers a fully finished walk-out basement.. The open floor plan affords a spacious living room open to stainless steel applianced kitchen with a large upgraded granite island, gas range, and plenty of cabinets...adjacent to separate dining area with slider to a private deck.The oversized master bedroom has a double tray ceiling, walk-in closet, and en suite bath with a granite double vanity. Efficient natural gas forced air, central A/C and tankless hot water! Located within walking distance of the South Hadley Town Commons and Mount Holyoke College.

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Tags: South Hadley   Real Estate   Condo   01075  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Alyx Akers on 8/28/2019

This Condo in Northampton, MA recently sold for $289,000. This Detached style home was sold by Alyx Akers - Five College REALTORS ®.


108 Laurel Park, Northampton, MA 01060

Laurel Park

Condo

$289,000
Price
$289,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
”One of the sunniest houses in Laurel Park, this cottage with its unique checkered roof sits by lovely gardens. Past the rustic mudroom is a view across the house thru interior windows that open into a sunroom. The bathroom has a stunning walk-in shower & sun tunnel. The kitchen, w/Brazilian blue granite & a large skylight, sits opposite a striking, small DR & leads into a LR w/custom-made features, fireplace, a large designer fan & original Hemlock floor. The stairs lead to a bright BR w/a cathedral ceiling & cedar closet. The adjoining sleeping porch is a magical mix of treehouse & chapel. Artistic touches abound, including an antique window frame in the stairwell & a wall of vintage elevator doors in the DR, among many gems. It has ample storage: deep closets & built-ins upstairs & down, including a hidden spot for a kitty litter box & the easy creation of a king-sized bed. Complete w/an installed generator, this rare sanctuary is both cozy & elegant.” Open House, 6/30, 12-2 p.m.

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Tags: Northampton   Real Estate   Condo   01060  
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Posted by Alyx Akers on 7/31/2019


17 Hawley St, Northampton, MA 01060

Condo

$449,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
In-town single-level, 2bed/2 bath condo with elevator access! A rare view overlooking Bridge St near the Post Office...plenty of windows and natural light! Two units were combined when the building was converted to condos to create this sprawling 1677 sq ft unit. Spacious, fully-applianced kitchen features upgraded countertops, center island and Jenn-Air downdraft range. Dining room with hardwood floors provides both exterior access to deck overlooking professionally landscaped courtyard, and an open connection to the living room. Living room offers hardwood floors, and windows galore with custom Levelor blinds. Spacious master bedroom features ensuite bath with double vanity and tub/shower. Additional bedroom and full bath. This one has it all: one-level living, in-unit washer/dryer hookup, 4 parking spaces, & 2 additional basement storage units. Leave the car and walk to anything! Showings begin at the open house Saturday August 3rd from 12-2pm. Join us!
Open House
Saturday
August 03 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 17 Hawley St, Northampton, MA 01060    Get Directions

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