Cindy Gordon
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | 774-249-4824 | cindygordonhomes@gmail.com


Posted by Cindy Gordon on 12/3/2017

Open houses are essential for selling your home. They give buyers the opportunity to tour your home and visualize them living there. But an open house can also have a negative affect on buyers if the proper steps arenít taken in advance. Letís take a look at the tips below to help ensure a successful open house. Clean & Organize: It is very important to clean and organize your home before your open house. A clean home gives the buyers an opportunity to see the home for what it is, and not all of your stuff and clutter. While touring your home, it will give the buyers the opportunity to visualize themselves living in the home and how they would set up each room. Clutter makes it difficult to do this as it makes rooms look smaller and covers up the true potential. Remove Personality: Itís best to remove your personality from your home when selling, and especially before an open house. You can always add your things back in after the open house. Things like pictures and picture frames, your childrenís drawings on the refrigerator, other personal belongings, and so on. Removing your personality and creating a neutral home will better allow for buyers to visualize themselves living there and making it their own. Photos & Video: Since online research is often the first step one takes in the home buying process, the photos and video of your home will be the first impression that a buyer has. And you want to make that the best first impression possible. Having amazing photos of your home and posting them with your listing and online will likely attract more interest and therefore attracting more buyers to your open house. Photos that are not so great may make even the most amazing home seem drab and not worth the travel to the open house. The photos you place online could make or break a homebuyers interest and desire to see more. Social Media: Utilizing social media is the best way to get the word out about your home being on the market and your upcoming open house. Realtors and agents are already using it, but you should also be taking advantage of it. Sharing or creating posts of your online listing and asking your friends to share will only benefit you. Youíd be surprised how many will comment on posts to tag their friends and family. It may bring more buyers and in turn speed up the sale of your home. Follow these tips for the most successful open house possible. Itís important to be mindful of the market and your home when determining what successful means, but what is important is an offer or multiple offers if youíre lucky. So spruce up your home and follow these tips and you should be on your way to placing a sold sign in front of your home in no time.





Posted by Cindy Gordon on 10/18/2017


1 Autumn Ridge Drive, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Condo

$569,000
Price

7
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Better than new! This gorgeous, light filled and spacious Morgan town home was loaded with $65k of upgrades and then became even more exquisite with owner's 2016 remodeling. Hardwood floors throughout first floor living areas! Magnificent kitchen w/ upgraded cherry cabinetry, newer island,quartz counter tops, glass tile back splash,stainless appliances & 5 burner gas stove. Kitchen is open to the Great Room with custom fireplace & extra windows, which leads to composite deck with pretty views. An elegant Dining Room with wainscoting and bay window is perfect for holiday entertaining. First floor master suite has upscale bathroom w/ travertine tiled shower and floor, marble topped dual sink vanity, soaking tub. Upstairs you'll find a bedroom, sleeping quarter, full bath & large loft area, great for an office and/or den area. The large walk-out Basement with sliders & windows is ready to finish. See list of all the upgrades which make this home special! It's move-in ready for you!
Open House
Sunday
October 22 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 1 Autumn Ridge Drive, Hopkinton, MA 01748    Get Directions

Similar Properties





Tags: Real estate   Open House   condo   Hopkinton   01748  
Categories: Open House  


Posted by Cindy Gordon on 9/26/2017


21 Maple Street, Hudson, MA 01749

Single-Family

$325,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Welcome to this wonderful cape style home which has been lovingly cared for by long term owner. Situated in one of Hudson's desirable neighborhoods by Tripp Pond/park, it's within walking distance to downtown! The open kitchen/dining room,fire-placed living room are all light filled and nicely sized. Flexible floor plan lets you use 1st or 2nd floor bedroom for your master! Potential to add full bathroom in an existing space on 2nd floor. An enclosed porch/sunroom/mudroom off the kitchen leads to garage and back yard. Enjoy the privacy from back deck and mostly fenced backyard with plenty of space for play and entertaining. Hardwood floors are under carpeting in living room, and possibly in dining room and 1st fl hallway. If you need more space...a large unfinished basement of 650+sq.ft. has potential for being finished. Hudson is very hot with it's revitalized downtown with many choices for dining +entertainment + shopping! Use the nearby Rail Trail to walk & bike. Don't miss out!
Open House
Sunday
October 01 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 21 Maple Street, Hudson, MA 01749    Get Directions

Similar Properties





Categories: Open House  


Posted by Cindy Gordon on 5/21/2017

If you're searching for a new home open houses can present many learning opportunities. It's your chance to gather information--not only about the particular home you're touring, but also about buying homes in general. It's also your chance to get used to working with real estate agents to learn what they can offer you. Many people arrive at an open house with an open mind. This isn't a bad thing, but it is good to be prepared with some questions for the agent. In this article, we'll talk about some important questions that will help you make the most informed real estate decisions as possible. But first, let's talk open house preparation in general.

Open House Etiquette

Many people expect to be pounced upon by an agent at an open house like a salesman in a furniture store. However, you'll most likely find that the agent is hands-off at the open house, letting you take a look around unbothered. Here are some tips for good open house etiquette to leave a good impression as a potential buyer.
  • Sign in to the guestbook. Or, if you do decline, do it politely
  • Ask for permission before you take photos
  • Ask the real estate agent your questions casually and give them time to speak with other guests--interrogating the agent will make it an uncomfortable meeting for everyone
  • Save probing questions or criticism until you leave. You'll get a chance to speak with the agent again, but don't want to seem rude at your first meeting.

Top Five Questions

  1. Why are the owners selling the home? This one question will give you several details about the home. If they are selling because of the neighbors or problems with the home this question will give you insight into those important buying factors.
  2. Has the listing price changed?† Fluctuation in the price of the home can mean the seller is on a timeline or that the house isn't receiving any offers at the original price. This information could mean that there is some flexibility in the price of the home.
  3. Are there any problems with the home? Most states require the seller to disclose problems with the house. There are many issues that could affect the value of a home that aren't in plain sight, such as plumbing and electrical work. Don't be afraid to ask when the last time the roof was repaired or when any other major work was done on the house.
  4. What is the neighborhood like?† If you aren't familiar with the area you're moving into this is a very important question to ask. Real estate agents should be experts on the area they work in and will be able to give you information about noise levels, schools, traffic, and so on.
  5. What is the cost of utilities?† Everyone uses different amounts of electricity and water. That being said, each home also has its own level of†efficiency. If the home has outdated lighting and appliances or if the faucets let out a high volume of water, you might be surprised at how much your future utility bills will be.





Posted by Cindy Gordon on 5/17/2017


8 Gately Avenue, Hudson, MA 01749

Single-Family

$395,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Just in time for a summer on Lake Boon! Boating, fishing,swimming,paddle boarding and more are steps away with private lake access! This wonderful contemporary home is in a lovely established neighborhood setting. This home will delight you with soothing colors/decor, hardwood floors, plenty of natural light! The fully windowed dining room with a beautiful cathedral wood ceiling is open to kitchen with new decorator touches. Relax in the fireplaced living room with outdoor access to wrap around deck and patio! Master bedrm has sweet balcony and "peek a boo" lake view. You'll love the new spa-like bath! Newly finished walk-out lower level adds 700+ sq feet of extra living space including a legal 3rd bedroom! With a separate entrance, this space would be perfect for family, guests, teens, in-laws! Close to Sudbury/Stow line. Hudson with it's revitalized downtown has many choices for dining +entertainment,and the Rail Trail for recreation! Don't miss your chance to make this your home!
Open House
Sunday
May 21 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 8 Gately Avenue, Hudson, MA 01749    Get Directions

Similar Properties





Categories: Open House