Alyx Akers
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Posted by Alyx Akers on 4/5/2020

Let's face it – hosting an open house may seem like a major hassle. Cleaning a home and getting it ready for an open house could prove to be costly and time-consuming. Plus, despite your best efforts to prep for an open house, there are no guarantees that the event ultimately will help you sell your residence.

Although hosting an open house initially may seem difficult, the advantages of holding an open house generally outweigh the disadvantages. In fact, there are many reasons why you should host an open house, and these include:

1. You can gain a competitive edge.

The real estate market is fierce, especially for sellers who are competing against one another for buyers' attention. Fortunately, an open house can help you gain an advantage over the home selling competition, as it enables you to show off your residence to large groups of potential buyers in a short period of time.

When it comes to selling a home, it helps to explore any competitive advantage that you can get. And if you host an open house, you may boost your chances of differentiating your home from the competition and generating lots of interest in your residence.

2. You can make it easy for buyers to picture what life would be like if they purchase your home.

A detailed home listing can make a world of difference for buyers. Yet a home listing alone probably won't drive buyers to instantly submit an offer to purchase your residence. Thankfully, an open house provides buyers with a stress-free opportunity to check out your house and determine whether to proceed with an offer.

Of course, during an open house, buyers can picture what it would be like if they own your residence. And if buyers like what they see, it may be only a matter of time before you finalize a home sale following an open house.

3. You can increase the likelihood of a fast, profitable home sale.

As a seller, you should strive to promote your residence to as many potential buyers as possible. With an open house, you'll be able to do just that.

An open house makes it simple to showcase your residence to dozens of prospective buyers at the same time. Meanwhile, the event empowers buyers to learn about your residence and gain deep insights into the condition of your house. And if a buyer is impressed with your residence after an open house, the likelihood increases that an offer could come your way soon that leads to a fast, profitable home sale.

As you try to sell your house, you may want to hire a real estate agent too. A real estate agent knows the ins and outs of selling homes and can teach you everything you need to know about how to host a successful open house. Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent can help you achieve the optimal results at each stage of the home selling journey.




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Posted by Alyx Akers on 3/12/2020


13 Arlington St, Northampton, MA 01060

Single-Family

$699,000
Price

14
Rooms
6
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Rare find in a spectacular location. Single family with apartment on one of Northampton's most desirable streets...walk to YMCA, Childs Park, Smith College and downtown. Main house features 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths with sitting room, dining room, family room, and additional room on third floor. So much possibility here. Front porches add character that can't be duplicated. 2-bedroom apartment with separate utilities and egresses offers: kitchen, living and dining rooms, 2 good sized bedrooms, full bath with tub/shower and rear second-floor porch overlooking professionally landscaped backyard. Showings begin on Saturday March 14th from 12-2p.
Open House
Saturday
March 14 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 13 Arlington St, Northampton, MA 01060    Get Directions

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Posted by Alyx Akers on 3/12/2020


13 Arlington St, Northampton, MA 01060

Multi-Family

$699,000
Price

2
Units
3,300
Approx. GLA
Rare find in a spectacular location. 2-Family on one of Northampton's most desirable streets...walk to YMCA, Childs Park, Smith College and downtown. Main house features 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths with sitting room, dining room, family room, and additional room on third floor. So much possibility here. Front porches add character that can't be duplicated. 2-bedroom apartment with separate utilities and egresses offers: kitchen, living and dining rooms, 2 good sized bedrooms, full bath with tub/shower and rear second-floor porch overlooking professionally landscaped backyard. Showings begin on Saturday March 14th from 12-2p.
Open House
Saturday
March 14 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 13 Arlington St, Northampton, MA 01060    Get Directions

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Posted by Alyx Akers on 3/12/2020


46 Allen Rd, Belchertown, MA 01007

Single-Family

$299,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Updated 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath Saltbox on a wooded lot near Quabbin Reservoir! First floor features absolutely immaculate kitchen with stainless steel appliances, tiled floor, and tiled backsplash. Updated half bath, formal dining room open to large living room with fireplace, and pellet stove. Doors from living room lead to rear deck and seating area- perfect for a fire pit! Laundry area/mudroom completes with first floor. Upstairs you'll find enormous master bedroom, two additional bedrooms (all with wood floors), and completely renovated full bath with tiled walk-in shower, soaking tub, and modern vanity. So much to see here. Showings begin right away, or visit the open house on Sunday March 15th at noon!
Open House
Sunday
March 15 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 46 Allen Rd, Belchertown, MA 01007    Get Directions

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Posted by Alyx Akers on 2/19/2020


15 Ryan Rd, Northampton, MA 01062

Florence

Single-Family

$249,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Walk to Florence Center! This wonderfully updated home features 3 bedrooms/2 baths, and a 2-car detached garage with storage above. Large, remodeled kitchen features updated cabinets, granite countertops, hardwood floors and updated appliances. Living room with wood floors, laundry and full bath, mudroom entry and front porch complete the first floor. 3 bedrooms upstairs and bath with walk-in shower. Updated electrical, 2015 roof (apo), and gas furnace. Fenced rear yard and more! Access point to Sawmill Hills for hiking and biking right nearby.
Open House
Saturday
February 22 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 15 Ryan Rd, Northampton, MA 01062    Get Directions

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