Posted by Peggy Farber on 9/5/2018

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 Ė 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.




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Posted by Peggy Farber on 8/29/2018

As you go on the house hunt, youíre likely to attend many different open houses. After awhile you can get confused as to what you have seen and where you saw it. Each open house or home showing is only a short window of time. As a buyer, youíre trying to get the feel for a house. Being an observant home shopper can help you to avoid a lot of problems down the road. Check out some of the biggest red flags that you need to look out for when you attend an open house.


The Candles Are Burning Bright


You walk into an open house and see a lovely candle lit on the kitchen table. While it may make you feel all warm and fuzzy, itís not always a good sign. Candles are a great way to mask odors. There could possibly be a musty odor coming from the sink, the basement, or another part of the house. This spells hidden damage and possible danger for you as a homebuyer. While the home inspection should pick up on things like this, you donít necessarily want to get that far in the process. The art of masking odors could be a sign that the sellers are trying to hide something.


Be Your Own Inspector


As you walk through the home do you notice squeaky floor boards, cracks in the walls, cracks in the ceilings, or a drippy faucet? Maybe you see some patches on the walls or mirrors and paintings that seem out of place? These are all issues that could be signs of a greater problem. Keep in mind that no house is perfect, but you should do a little investigating on your own while walking through the house at showings.


The Home Doesnít Appear Cared For


Curb appeal is one thing, but a home that looks unkept is a sign of a larger problem for you. Has the lawn been mowed? Is the fence in disrepair? How does the home appear from the outside at first glance? There are plenty of ways that you can fix up a home to make it your own once you buy it, but the question is just how much of a challenge are you up for? There is always a chance that youíll have large maintenance costs when a home hasnít been properly maintained by the previous owners.


Searching for homes and going to open houses can be fun. It can also be an educational experience to help you narrow down what youíre looking for and what you can handle as a homeowner.            





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Posted by Peggy Farber on 8/23/2018


267 Robbins Hill Road , Brewster, MA 02631

Brewster (village)

Single-Family

$1,650,000
Price

7
Total Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
One, singular, sensational location with jaw dropping views of Cape Cod Bay north, west and east! Perfectly situated between 2 of Brewsters' most scenic, sandy, popular bay beaches. Distinctive design accommodates an entertaining space for friends and family, both inside and out. What every cook wants: Roomy country style kitchen with a more casual dining area and an additional open concept dining room. A fabulous flow enhanced even more by sliders opening to decks both front and back. Attractive brick path welcomes you to the front door and a tiled and roomy entry foyer welcomes you in. From the octagon shaped great room to the stunning three season room with vaulted ceiling and gleaming tile floor, this is a home for memory making! Power outages? Not for you with a whole house generator!
Open House
Saturday
August 25 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Come by to see your beach house! Same beautiful entertaining spaces, same beautiful yard both front and back, same short distance to TWO sandy bay beaches, same beautiful bay views and same highly desirable Robbins Hill community where folks gather on the beach generation after generation, Its your opportunity now to make those memories. NEW PRICE!
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Posted by Peggy Farber on 8/17/2018


267 Robbins Hill Road , Brewster, MA 02631

Brewster (village)

Single-Family

$1,650,000
Price

7
Total Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
One, singular, sensational location with jaw dropping views of Cape Cod Bay north, west and east! Perfectly situated between 2 of Brewsters' most scenic, sandy, popular bay beaches. Distinctive design accommodates an entertaining space for friends and family, both inside and out. What every cook wants: Roomy country style kitchen with a more casual dining area and an additional open concept dining room. A fabulous flow enhanced even more by sliders opening to decks both front and back. Attractive brick path welcomes you to the front door and a tiled and roomy entry foyer welcomes you in. From the octagon shaped great room to the stunning three season room with vaulted ceiling and gleaming tile floor, this is a home for memory making! Power outages? Not for you with a whole house generator!
Open House
Sunday
August 19 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Your beach house is here and ready to go! Come see the large living area for all family and friends; see yourself on the wrap arround deck; enjoy the sea breezes and the beautiful bay views. Short distance to TWO beautiful, sandy bay beaches/
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Location: 267 Robbins Hill Road , Brewster, MA 02631    Get Directions

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Posted by Peggy Farber on 7/31/2018


267 Robbins Hill Road , Brewster, MA 02631

Brewster (village)

Single-Family

$1,650,000
Price

7
Total Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
One, singular, sensational location with jaw dropping views of Cape Cod Bay north, west and east! Perfectly situated between 2 of Brewsters' most scenic, sandy, popular bay beaches. Distinctive design accommodates an entertaining space for friends and family, both inside and out. What every cook wants: Roomy country style kitchen with a more casual dining area and an additional open concept dining room. A fabulous flow enhanced even more by sliders opening to decks both front and back. Attractive brick path welcomes you to the front door and a tiled and roomy entry foyer welcomes you in. From the octagon shaped great room to the stunning three season room with vaulted ceiling and gleaming tile floor, this is a home for memory making! Power outages? Not for you with a whole house generator!
Open House
Sunday
August 05 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Take advantage of this opportunity to preview your beach house! Room for all family and friends, great entertainment space inside and out and boasting beautiful views of Cape Cod Bay and a short distance to 2 sandy bay beaches. Now also boasting brand new pricing!
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Location: 267 Robbins Hill Road , Brewster, MA 02631    Get Directions

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