Katie McBride | Hopkinton Real Estate, Holliston Real Estate, Ashland Real Estate


As a home seller, you'll want to do whatever you can to prepare your residence for an open house. By doing so, you can transform your ordinary home into an exceptional one, thereby increasing the likelihood of making an unforgettable first impression on large groups of open house guests.

What does it take to get a residence ready for an open house? Here are three tips to help you update your home, and ultimately, host a memorable open house.

1. Declutter Your Home as Much as Possible

If your hallways, bedrooms and other home areas are loaded with clutter, now is the perfect time to get rid of various unnecessary items. That way, you can show off the true size and beauty of your living space.

For those who have antiques, photographs and other items they want to keep, it may be worthwhile to rent a storage unit. Or, friends and family members may be able to hold on to some of your belongings until you sell your house.

On the other hand, if there are items you need to eliminate immediately, you can always host a yard sale or list items online. You may be able to donate items that are in good condition to local charities as well.

2. Perform Home Exterior Maintenance

Let's face it – no one wants to buy a home with a messy front lawn or cracked siding. However, a home seller who allocates the necessary time and resources to identify home exterior issues can resolve such problems without delay.

Spend some time evaluating your house's exterior – you'll be glad you did. With a close look at your home's exterior, you can establish home maintenance priorities.

Then, get to work. Perform all necessary home exterior repairs, and you can boost your home's chances of making a positive first impression on homebuyers who visit during an open house.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to preparing for an open house, there's a lot to consider. Fortunately, a real estate agent can help you keep things in perspective and ensure your open house is an instant success.

A real estate agent will teach you everything you need to know about an open house. He or she will offer expert tips to help you get your residence ready for an open house, along with provide insights into what you should expect following the event's completion.

Of course, a real estate agent is happy to help you at each stage of the home selling journey too. This housing market professional will do whatever it takes to help you list a home, price it accordingly and promote it to the right groups of homebuyers consistently.

Make your open house a joyous occasion for both you and potential homebuyers. Use the aforementioned tips, and a home seller can revamp a house's interior and exterior and ensure a residence makes a long-lasting impression on homebuyers.



19 Corey Way, Northborough, MA 01532

Condo

$265,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Beautiful end unit condo in a great location. Two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Cathedral ceiling in living room with fireplace, sliders to patio. Loft balcony is perfect for guests or home office. Comfortable kitchen. First floor bedroom has a double door and could be used as a dining room. Ultra convenient location. Just off Route 290 near the Solomon Pond Mall. A commuters dream! Minutes to Route 495 and the Mass Pike. Easy to show. MORE PHOTOS TO COME FRIDAY EVENING.
Open House
Sunday
October 27 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 19 Corey Way, Northborough, MA 01532    Get Directions

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17 Windsor Drive, Ashland, MA 01721

Single-Family

$475,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Renovated top to bottom including new hardwood throughout. Side street setting with a lovely, level yard. Updates include an A/C condenser approximately 5 years old, brand new water heater, new sliding door off of dining area in kitchen with double oven, and a furnace installed in March of 2014. Architectural shingles on roof approximately 15 years - all the large ticket items have been taken care of so all you have to do is enjoy this lovely ranch. On the inside, this home has a nice flow from garage to family room through to kitchen, living room and hallway to bedrooms. For cozy winter nights, fire up the fireplace in the family room. The basement has a good-sized room finished and heated for extra space. Laundry in basement including a laundry sink. Store those winter clothes in the large cedar closet located in the basement. On the outside there are Anderson windows and the gutters have rain guards. The built in generator is powered by propane.
Open House
Thursday
October 03 at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Please come to view this exceptionally re-done neighborhood ranch.
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Location: 17 Windsor Drive, Ashland, MA 01721    Get Directions

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33 Cottage Street, Westborough, MA 01581

Single-Family

$325,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Quaint antique colonial on a side street in downtown Westborough. Open and great flow to this floor plan. Kitchen to dining room, then to living room. First floor also has full bath with stained glass window and room off the first floor bedroom which would work perfectly for a walk-in closet, in home office, small play room or additional bedroom. Furnace and water heater are 5 years old, and roof was replaced in 2009. Some windows replaced. Walking distance to shops and restaurants as well as Roche Brothers grocery store. This home needs work, however, has so much potential and is priced to be able to put that work in and end up with very nice home in a nice neighborhood. Price reflects work needed. Don't miss the wonderful side yard, the two-car garage and the shed! Basement has old stove/sink set up and side door to driveway. Worth a look! May be a fit for investors to update as well.
Open House
Sunday
October 06 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Location: 33 Cottage Street, Westborough, MA 01581    Get Directions

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17 Windsor Drive, Ashland, MA 01721

Single-Family

$475,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Renovated top to bottom including new hardwood throughout. Side street setting with a lovely, level yard. Updates include an A/C condenser approximately 5 years old, brand new water heater, new sliding door off of dining area in kitchen with double oven, and a furnace installed in March of 2014. Architectural shingles on roof approximately 15 years - all the large ticket items have been taken care of so all you have to do is enjoy this lovely ranch. On the inside, this home has a nice flow from garage to family room through to kitchen, living room and hallway to bedrooms. For cozy winter nights, fire up the fireplace in the family room. The basement has a good-sized room finished and heated for extra space. Laundry in basement including a laundry sink. Store those winter clothes in the large cedar closet located in the basement. On the outside there are Anderson windows and the gutters have rain guards. The built in generator is powered by propane.
Open House
Thursday
October 03 at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Please come to view this exceptionally re-done neighborhood ranch.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 17 Windsor Drive, Ashland, MA 01721    Get Directions

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