Eliane Consalvo - LAER Realty Partners



Posted by Eliane Consalvo on 3/25/2018

You've attended an open house Ė now what? Ultimately, there are many questions for homebuyers to consider after they attend an open house, and these include:

1. Did the home match or exceed my expectations?

It is important to understand whether a home is one that you could enjoy both now and in the future. And if you found that you liked a home after an open house, you may want to proceed with an offer on this residence.

Usually, it is a good idea to carry a checklist of your homebuying wants and needs that you can use throughout an open house. With this list in hand, a homebuyer can identify a house's strengths and weaknesses.

If you ever have concerns or questions during an open house, don't hesitate to find the listing real estate agent for assistance too. By doing so, you can gain the insights you need to determine whether a particular house is a viable long-term investment.

2. What would life be like if I purchased the home?

An open house can bring out a broad range of emotions in homebuyers, particularly if these individuals see things that they like in a residence.

For example, a homebuyer who sees a large outdoor deck may envision summer barbecues with family members and friends. Or, a homebuyer who views a spacious kitchen might picture dinner parties that he or she could host in the future.

If a home brings out positive feelings, it may be a keeper. As such, a homebuyer who feels good about a home after an open house may want to move forward with an offer.

3. Am I ready to submit an offer on the home?

Submitting an offer on a house can be tricky. On the one hand, you don't want to overspend to acquire a residence. Conversely, you want to submit a competitive offer that matches the home seller's expectations.

After an open house, it never hurts to meet with a real estate agent. Then, you can outline your homebuying goals and determine whether now is a good time to submit an offer on a residence.

If you decide to proceed with an offer, ensure that the proposal is fair and is submitted in a timely fashion. In all likelihood, the home seller will have 24 to 48 hours to accept, decline or counter your proposal. Once you receive a home seller's decision on your offer, you can determine the next step on your homebuying journey.

Lastly, if a home seller rejects your offer, there is no need to worry. With an expert real estate agent at your side, you can check out other open house events in your area. And as a result, you should have no trouble accelerating the process of going from homebuyer to homeowner.

Alleviate stress as you decide how to proceed after you attend an open house Ė consider the aforementioned factors, and you can determine whether a particular residence is right for you.




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Posted by Eliane Consalvo on 6/18/2017

Attending an open house is like going on a job interview. House sellers and their realtor may appear to be in total control of the process. But, thatís not the case. As a home buyer, you can put yourself in the driverís seat by making a thorough review of the house. You can also ask home sellers or their realtor the following questions.

Answers to these open house questions could land you a great new homeowner deal

Several questions to ask realtors and home sellers can be asked as you walk through the house. Itís good to ask other questions after you have finished walking through the house and have a better idea of the house layout, features and amenities.

How many offers have you received on the house so far? Low interest in the house could be a sign that the house has problems or is located in a depressed neighborhood. It could also be a sign that the house just went up for sale or that you could get a good price for the house.

Why did you put your house on the market? Again, similar to a job interview, the answer to this question is revealing. Just as youíd want to know why someone left their job, find out why sellers want to part with their house.

Tell me how long your house has been on the market. Look to negotiate for a lower price if the house has been on the market for an extended period of time. This could prove to be a real bargaining chip.

Have you done anything since you put the house on the market to try to generate a sale? If so, what exactly did you do? Find out if the seller lowered the price on the house. Did they offer to pay the closing costs? Is the realtor advertising that the sellers will include appliances like a refrigerator, stove and oven or washer and dryer in to attract buyers?

More revealing questions to ask home sellers

How soon after the house is sold will the sellers be ready to move out of the house? Make sure that you can move into your new home when youíre ready.

Please tell me how long you have lived in the neighborhood. Also, ask what the neighbors are like.

What do you like best about the house and the neighborhood? Also ask sellers what they like east about the house and what they wish was different about the neighborhood.

Reach out to the home sellerís realtor if you want to schedule a private viewing of a house. Arrive to an open house early enough to give yourself time to explore the house fully. The last thing you want is to make a rush decision on a house. Another tip is to bring a relative or friend with you, someone who understands houses, including a houseís structure, pipes and wiring. Before you leave, meet with the realtor or house sellers and ask them the right questions. Answers to these questions provide you the information that you need to make a wise house buying decision.




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Posted by Eliane Consalvo on 6/10/2017


9 Partridge Run, Ayer, MA 01432

Single-Family

$629,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Picture perfect custom, Open Concept, Cape situated on a professionally manicured corner lot in sought after Pingry Hill neighborhood. Relax in your private backyard in the screened in gazebo overlooking a granite waterfall attached to a gunite pool. Landscaping is breathtaking. Home features a lst flr master with ceiling fan,custom and spacious walk in shower, and walk-in closet. Large bedrms with ceiling fans and walk in closets. Living room features a gas log fireplace and kitchen hosts a gourmet Viking stove. The sun room is just the place to enjoy reading or an afternoon treat while admiring the gorgeous surroundings. Custom blinds and hardwood floors throughout. Oversized 2 car garage. If you love entertaining, this is the perfect house for you. Many wonderful features, come and see it. Ready for immediate occupancy.
Open House
Sunday
June 11 at 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Beautiful Hicks-built Salt Box in sought-after neighborhood with easy access to major highways, schools and stores. Designed by Architect McKie Wing Roth Jr., who is known for his historic home designs with modern amenities, this house has many unique features. Steel beam construction. Two beautiful fireplaces on first floor and a flue for a potential wood stove in walk-out basement. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout . First-floor den/office may be potential 3rd bedroom. Updated kitchen and baths w/ granite countertops, new roof-2009, center chimney rebuilt and repointed. Deck redone. Basement insulated ceiling and walls, ready for finishing (potential for family room and bedroom). Interior and exterior recently painted. Beautiful lot & landscaping. Antique hand-hewn barn beams from Maine in kitchen. Bull's eye blown-glass transom over beautiful double front doors. Silver-plate sconces from the Eban Jordan Estate (Jordan Marsh) in living room, antique brass andirons in main fireplace





Posted by Eliane Consalvo on 11/21/2014


Date: 11/23/2014 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  
For Directions: click on the map image or feel free to contact me.  
For more information: click here for the full details  

Beautiful Hicks-built Salt Box in sought-after neighborhood with easy access to major highways, schools and stores. Designed by Architect McKie Wing Roth Jr., who is known for his historic home designs with modern amenities, this house has many unique features. Steel beam construction. Two beautiful fireplaces on first floor and a flue for a potential wood stove in walk-out basement. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout . First-floor den/office may be potential 3rd bedroom. Updated kitchen and baths w/ granite countertops, new roof-2009, center chimney rebuilt and repointed. Deck redone. Basement insulated ceiling and walls, ready for finishing (potential for family room and bedroom). Interior and exterior recently painted. Beautiful lot & landscaping. Antique hand-hewn barn beams from Maine in kitchen. Bull's eye blown-glass transom over beautiful double front doors. Silver-plate sconces from the Eban Jordan Estate (Jordan Marsh) in living room, antique brass andirons in main fireplace