Lisa Oleksak-Sullivan - Westfield, MA Real Estate, Longmeadow, MA Real Estate, West Springfield, MA


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The Open House is just a part of the marketing strategy to effectively sell a home, but it can be an important one. The number of people it attracts can strongly correlate with both the number and quality of the offers you receive. So while you may not have the luxury of selling your home in the best possible month, you can at least sell it on the best day of the week. Find out more about who's searching and what you can do to maximize your bottom line. 

Online Searches 

Unsurprisingly, homebuyers are no longer relying solely on the balloons and signage of yesterday. Instead, they're headed straight to Google to learn more about what's available in each neighborhood. In fact, 88% of buyers said that websites ended up being the most valuable tool when it came to their home search. If you consider when people are searching, there seems to be a clear winner. 

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday 

Real estate agents and Google alike all seem to agree that Sunday is the day when buyers are most likely to look for the home of their dreams. The peak traffic is between 8 – 11 a.m., meaning the afternoon will likely attract the highest number of people. If at all possible, you should avoid hosting an Open House near a holiday. While Saturday is certainly the next best choice, it simply can't hold a candle to Sundays when you look at the data.

Understanding the Market 

Houses are one of the more unpredictable components of a home sale. You may end up finding three qualified buyers who each want the home more than the next. But you can just as easily end up with a houseful of curious neighbors who want to know the listing price, why you're leaving, and whether you remodeled your kitchen. An experienced real estate agent can let you know if your home is more suited for private showings or a broader marketing campaign. 

Some sellers will use Open Houses as a strategy to better understand how buyers see the home. After listening to people and watching their reactions, sellers may learn it only takes a coat of paint or a flower bed to improve the desirability of their home. But more often than not, an Open House is tailor-made for real estate agents.

A professional will know how to use an Open House as a larger part of a larger plan for exposure. The relaxed atmosphere helps buyers connect with a home, and it allows real estate agents to crystallize how they can best leverage that interest. It just so happens that Sunday is the best day of the week for just that!

 


This Single-Family in Blandford, MA recently sold for $424,900. This Cape style home was sold by Lisa Oleksak-Sullivan - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


49 N Blandford Road, Blandford, MA 01008

Single-Family

$424,900
Price
$424,900
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Horse Enthusiasts & Nature Lovers Looking for property for your horses/livestock AND a home FULL of updates, a SCENIC POND, kennel, chicken coup, 3 Garage Bays? HERE IT IS! Beautiful setting for this 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath Cape featuring updated Kitchen w/Stainless Appliances/Corian Countertops/Farmhouse Sink; Living Rm w/Cathedral Ceiling, Spacious Dining Rm w/Fireplace, Master Bedrm w/Walk-in Closet & Balcony, Beautifully Updated Bath, Finished Walk-Out Basement & unfinished walk-up attic offers more potential living space. Updates - NEW SEPTIC & ROOF 2019, New Pella Windows & Exterior Touchpad Doors, 2 Vermont Casting wood stoves & MORE (see complete list). Exterior boasts Huge Deck, 5 Stall BARN w/water, Fenced Pasture, NEW 27' top of the line AG Pool w/ecofriendly filtration system; Elevated goshen stone patio, pond w/great wildlife viewing, fenced yard & shed. A Drive-In Workshop/3rd Garage Bay is perfect place to store snowmobiles, ATVs, extra vehicles etc. NOT a drive by!




If you intend to add your residence to the real estate market, you should try to differentiate your house's weaknesses and strengths. That way, you can plan ahead for the home selling journey and make myriad house improvements before you list your residence.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you identify your house's weaknesses.

1. Analyze Your Home from a Buyer's Perspective

Oftentimes, it helps to take an objective view of your house and consider why a buyer may choose to purchase your residence over others. At the same time, you may want to think about why a buyer may shy away from your residence too.

By analyzing your house from a buyer's perspective, you may be better equipped than ever before to identify potential home problems. Then, you can take the necessary steps to address these issues. And as a result, you can boost the likelihood of enjoying a fast, profitable home selling experience.

2. Perform a Home Inspection

A home inspection may be worthwhile for a home seller, and for good reason. Conducting a house inspection enables you to receive in-depth insights into your home's condition that you may struggle to obtain elsewhere. And with a house inspection report in hand, you can prioritize home improvement projects accordingly.

Of course, if you decide to conduct a house inspection, you should hire a qualified home inspector. Perform a comprehensive search for home inspectors in your area, and you're sure to find plenty of great options. If you choose a home inspector who possesses lots of industry experience and a sterling reputation, you can conduct a house inspection and gain the insights you need to upgrade your house.

3. Employ a Real Estate Agent

If you are unsure about how to promote your residence to prospective buyers, there is no need to panic. Because if you hire a real estate agent, you can get the help you need to showcase your residence to the right groups of potential buyers.

A real estate agent is a home selling expert who is unafraid to be honest. Thus, he or she can provide unbiased home selling recommendations and suggestions and ensure you can upgrade your residence in no time at all.

Let's not forget about the assistance that a real estate agent can provide throughout the home selling journey, either. A real estate agent will help you craft an effective home listing, set up home showings and open house events and keep you up to date about any offers to purchase your residence. Plus, if you have concerns or questions as you navigate the home selling journey, a real estate agent is ready to respond to them.

For those who want to achieve the best-possible results during the home selling journey, it helps to identify a house's weaknesses as quickly as possible. Thanks to the aforementioned tips, you can immediately identify any home weaknesses and address such problems early in the home selling process.



164 Western Ave, Westfield, MA 01085

Multi-Family

$324,900
Price

2
Units
2,928
Approx. GLA
Located within walking distance to WESTFIELD UNIVERSITY and STANLEY PARK, there's never a problem finding tenants - GREAT rental history. This owner-occupied, two-family home has been in the family for 3 generations - Perfect for extended families, INVESTORS, rentals for COLLEGE STUDENTS or first time homeowner where you can live in one unit and rent out the second to assist with your mortgage. 1st Floor Unit features 1.5 baths, kitchen w/pantry, spacious family room with fireplace, screened in porch, Laundry facilities. 2nd Floor unit offers 3 bedrooms, additional space on 3rd level, 2 full baths, laundry facilities! All appliances remain! Annual rental income potential of approx $35,000 for both units. A Two Car Garage will complete the package! Don't Miss this RARE Opportunity to own a Multi-Family near the COLLEGE and PARK - Location, Location, Location!!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses





621 Birnie Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089

Single-Family

$259,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/2
Full/Half Baths
Enjoy this beautiful split level home with lots of updates! Spacious Living room with lots of natural light; A Charming, fully applianced, kitchen with cozy fireplace in dining area for ambiance; Master Bedroom w/Half Bath; Finished lower level offers Family Room w/Fireplace and 1/2 Bath. First Floor Laundry, Whole House Fan, Security System, C/Vac, C/Air complete the package. Updates include NEW ROOF 2019, FURNACE 2016, HW TANK 2016, Ecobee Programmable Thermostat, Electrical Service Entrance Cable, most of the flooring has been replaced and most of the home freshly painted, so this leaves nothing for you to do do but move right in! Located within minutes to shopping, easy highway access, restaurants, schools and more! Please wear masks, use hand sanitizer and use COVID precautions.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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