Lisa Caron - REALTOR® GRI, ABR,LMC,CDPE - Exit Real Estate Executives


This Single-Family in Brookfield, MA recently sold for $256,000. This Cape style home was sold by Lisa Caron - Exit Real Estate Executives.


35 Fiskdale Rd, Brookfield, MA 01506

Single-Family

$259,900
Price
$256,000
Sale Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
If not on deposit by 7/20/20 home will be taken off the market. Tastefully remodeled, renovated cape conveniently located on Rte 148. Desireble tantasqua school district. 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths on 1.5 acres. First floor master, open floor plan, front to back living room, first floor laundry, updates include newer hot water heater, septic and windows throughout, new forced hot water boiler, floors, walls. appliances. 2nd floor is another full bath and 3 more bedrooms. Nice size yard. Absolutely nothing to do but move in. Quick close possible

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An offer to purchase represents a key milestone in the homebuying journey. Ultimately, it helps to plan ahead to ensure you're ready to submit a homebuying proposal. Because if you know what it takes to put together a competitive offer to purchase a house, you can boost the likelihood that a home seller accepts your proposal.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready to submit an offer to purchase.

1. Study the Housing Market

The housing market fluctuates frequently. As such, you may enter a real estate market that favors buyers but slowly shifts into sellers' favor, or vice-versa. But if you examine the real estate sector closely, you can differentiate a buyer's market from a seller's one and submit an offer to purchase that accounts for the current housing market's conditions.

If homes are selling quickly at or above their initial asking prices, you may be working in a seller's market. Comparatively, if houses linger on the real estate market for many weeks or months before they sell, you may be operating in a buyer's market. As you start to craft an offer to purchase a house, you should analyze the real estate market. By doing so, you can submit an offer to purchase that matches a seller's expectations.

2. Get Your Finances in Order

Entering the housing market with a budget in hand usually is beneficial. If you get pre-approved for a mortgage, you can narrow your house search and stick to a budget as you pursue your dream residence.

Banks and credit unions can teach you everything you need to know about fixed- and adjustable-rate mortgages. Perhaps best of all, lenders employ mortgage specialists who can respond to your mortgage concerns and questions. If you collaborate with a lender today, you can get the financing you need to buy a house. Also, you can conduct a search for homes that fall within your price range and reduce the risk of submitting an offer to purchase that surpasses your budget.

3. Avoid a "Lowball" Offer

Submitting a "lowball" offer to purchase a home may seem like a good idea at first. Yet submitting a homebuying proposal that falls short of a seller's expectations is unlikely to help you acquire your dream house.

In most instances, a seller will instantly reject a lowball offer to purchase. And if you receive an immediate "No" from a seller, you risk missing out on the opportunity to purchase your ideal residence.

Allocate time and resources to craft a competitive homebuying proposal – you'll be glad you did. Otherwise, you run the risk of putting together a lowball offer that will miss the mark with a seller and force you to look elsewhere to purchase a house.

Lastly, if you need extra assistance as you perform a house search, you may want to hire a real estate agent. By employing a real estate agent, you should have no trouble crafting a competitive offer to purchase any home, regardless of the housing market's conditions.


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Preparing to list your home is a process, that when done correctly, can help you to achieve the best possible price as well as aid you in selling your home more quickly. Before you sell your home, there are a few small home improvement projects that you will want to have completed before your first showing. 

Address Any Floor Issues

Carpet stains, worn areas, scratched wood, and crack tiles, can all be a turn off for potential buyers. If you have a newer carpet, performing a deep clean may suffice, but if it is older and worn, you should consider replacing it. Tile flooring should be replaced if cracked and if in good enough condition to keep, take the time to thoroughly clean the grout to get your floors looking like new. For hardwood floors, consider having them refinished so that they can look like fresh again.

Update Your Home's Hardware

Door knobs, drawer pulls, cupboard handles, and hinges can easily make a house look dated. This is an easy upgrade that can be made and requires little labor. Choose more modern designs and finishes and make sure that the theme is consistent throughout the room in your home. 

Remove Popcorn Ceilings

If your ceilings are still covered in popcorn, now is the perfect time to be rid of it, to give your ceilings a more modern look. The good news with this improvement is that it will only cost you a little in ceiling paint and mainly requires time to complete. While scraping all of your ceilings may seem like a daunting task at first, you will be pleasantly surprised by how much it can change the look of the room.

Declutter Your Closets

Before you list our home, you will want it to seem as spacious, as organized, and as neat as possible. While most people know that closets are typically filled in most homes, when they are filled too much, it can make it hard to judge the available space. Declutter and get rid of anything that you no longer need. If your closets are still brimming, you may want to consider packing anything that you will not need until after your move and having it placed in storage. 

Address Minor Repairs

Now is the ideal time to address any minor repairs that you have been putting off. Fix any plumbing issues such as clogs and leaks, repair any damage to walls and door frames, and replace any burnt out light bulbs. You want buyers to know that the house is well-maintained. It will make them more confident that major problems are less likely. 

Tackle the small improvement projects above to get your home ready to list to help put you in the best position to get what you are looking for out of the sale of your home. 


This Single-Family in Wales, MA recently sold for $375,000. This Cape style home was sold by Lisa Caron - Exit Real Estate Executives.


203 Union Rd, Wales, MA 01081

Single-Family

$365,000
Price
$375,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
So Many Possibilities for this property. Quiet country setting on 8.65 acres with approx 7 acres under pasture completely fenced in. Want horses? All set up for them. Car enthusiast?? Great! Tons of space to house your vehicles or equipment. 3 car detached garage w/ full 2nd floor, 2 stall (10x12) horse barn w/electric & metal roof (or 2 car additional detached garage) however you want to use it. 30x100 outbuilding w/wood stove, carriage house, electric & metal roof w/ 2nd floor for storage. Can store 1000 bales of hay. Miles of hiking trails. The 3 bedroom Cape has been meticulously maintained. Brick walkway leads you to a farmers porch overlooking fields. Inside is a bright open floor plan w/gleaming hardwood floors on first fl, front to back kitchen w/fully functioning nickle plated antique wood cook stove, front to back living room or separate dining area, 1st fl & 2nd fl full baths, 3 nice size bedrooms on 2nd floor. Partially finished basement.

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409 E Main St, East Brookfield, MA 01515

Single-Family

$199,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Super cute 2 bedroom home with the potential for 1-2 more bedrooms in the unfinished 2nd floor (heat and electric already there). Brand new 3 bedroom septic just installed. Freshly painted throughout, hardwoods in bedrooms and living room. Brand new bathroom with walk-in shower (doors extended for wheelchair) new 100 amp electrical service, screened in porch on front. This home has been in the same family for almost 70 years. This property abuts the 7 mile river and sits on 1.66 acres total. Large back yard
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