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Posted by Bob Falter, CRS, GRI on 6/25/2019


258 Little Alum Rd, Brimfield, MA 01010

East Brimfield

Single-Family

$234,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Amenities include Central A/C, Backup Generator, Hot Tub, Nest Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors, two main level bedrooms, Sunsetter Retractable electric deck awning, new Bath Fitter Bathtub/Shower enclosure (2nd floor), and a 12x26 covered patio with audio speakers on 1.5 acres of land (some wetlands) . Property is zoned AR (Agricultural/Residential) allowing you, if you wish, to farm with pens, chicken coops, milking barn, and hay bale barn. In the Tantasqua School District. This home offers you proximity to the noted Brimfield Antiques Fair. Home only 2.6 miles to Route 20 and 6.4 miles to Rt 84 and the Mass Turnpike. New septic (which should just be the leach field) at buyers expense, Eligible for FHA 203K Renovation Loan Program. New price reflects work needed on septic..
Open House
Sunday
June 30 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Location: 258 Little Alum Rd, Brimfield, MA 01010    Get Directions

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Categories: Open House  


Posted by Bob Falter, CRS, GRI on 5/29/2019

When youíre showing your home, you need to stage the home properly to impress buyers. Buyers need to be able to get an idea of what it would be like to live in the home. No matter what your own lifestyle is, or what problems you have had in the home, there are certain things that you probably donít want to share with anyone who could be a potential buyer on a walk through. 


Any Kind Of Taxidermy


Although you may enjoy hunting and taxidermy, there are few things that creep out potential buyers more than seeing animals that were formerly alive hanging on your wall. Itís been shown that taxidermy often gives buyers a sense of dread and can creep them out. Yes, that bear rug may be comfy and quite the accomplishment, but not everyone will share the same sentiment as you. Be sure to get all of these animal displays out of your home when youíre getting ready to sell it and show the property.


Personal Collections That May Be A Bit On The Strange Side


Itís really cool if you want to collect dolls, clowns, or have some kind of a celebrity shrine in your home. Itís cool for you, that is. Keep these items to yourself, especially when the home is going to be shown. Any room that could be considered too full of any one kind of item should be redecorated slightly before a home showing. 


Weapons


Weapons are on the same spectrum as taxidermy. Many people may have differing opinions with you on the subject and it could creep some buyers out. If you have any kinds of guns or knives displayed in your home, you should put them away for showings. These items can make buyers feel very uncomfortable and leave them turned off by your home.       



Political Items


If you like to get political, know that many people who are potentially going to buy your home probably donít share your views or interests. Keep any politically charged signs and organizational symbols out of view for the showing of your home. Buyers may not be able to relate, and in turn, end up being turned off by your home.     


Bug Traps Or Mouse Traps


We all have experienced bugs or mice in our homes at one time or another. When the house goes up for sale, you donít want to advertise this by keeping any kinds of traps in view of buyers. People will get creeped out easily by the thought that pests have infested the home at some point. Although the home inspection will probably note that there was some type of a pest problem in the home, you donít want to lose potential buyers because a mouse trap was in view.





Posted by Bob Falter, CRS, GRI on 5/15/2019


258 Little Alum Rd, Brimfield, MA 01010

East Brimfield

Single-Family

$254,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Amenities include Central A/C, Backup Generator, Hot Tub, Nest Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Two main level bedrooms, and a 12x26 covered patio with audio speakers on 1.5 acres of land (some wetlands) . Property is zoned AR (Agricultural/Residential) allowing you, if you wish, to farm with pens for pigs, chicken coops, milking barn, and hay bale barn. In the Tantasqua School District. Property is available for a cash buyer or FHA 203K financing. This home offers you proximity to the noted Brimfield Antiques Fair. Home only 2.6 miles to Route 20 and 6.4 miles to Rt 84 and the Mass Turnpike. No showings until the Open House on Sunday, May 19 from 11-1.
Open House
Sunday
May 19 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 258 Little Alum Rd, Brimfield, MA 01010    Get Directions

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Posted by Bob Falter, CRS, GRI on 3/27/2019

Attending an open house should be a fun, exciting experience. An open house enables you to view a residence and determine whether a home is right for you. As such, if you know what to expect from an open house, you can plan ahead and maximize the value of this event.

Preparing for an open house can be simple. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready to attend an open house.

1. Review a Home Listing

A home listing enables you to learn about a house's age, condition and other factors. Thus, you'll want to review a home listing closely to ensure it is worth your time to visit an open house.

If a home listing grabs your attention, it may be beneficial to attend an open house. That way, you can get an up-close look at a residence.

On the other hand, if a home listing fails to garner your interest, you may want to consider other residences. Because if you attend an open house for a residence that falls short of your expectations, you risk wasting precious time and resources.

2. Put Together a List of Questions

When it comes to preparing for an open house, it often helps to put together a list of questions about a residence. By doing so, you can ask pertinent questions about a home and gain the insights you need to decide whether to submit an offer.

There is no such thing as a "bad" question to ask during an open house. Therefore, you should be unafraid to ask any questions about a house when you attend this event.

Remember, the more information that you have about a home, the more likely it becomes that you can make the best-possible decision about a residence. If you ask plenty of questions during an open house, you can obtain home insights that you otherwise may struggle to receive elsewhere.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

An open house may prove to be a daunting experience, particularly for those who are pursuing a home for the first time. Luckily, real estate agents are available who can help you plan ahead for any open house, at any time.

With an expert real estate agent at your side, you can get the support you need to succeed during the homebuying journey. In fact, this housing market professional will learn about your homebuying goals and ensure you can accomplish them in no time at all.

Typically, a real estate agent will keep you informed about open houses in your city or town. This housing market professional is happy to attend open houses with you and offer homebuying insights and recommendations as well.

If you want to get the most out of the homebuying journey, it pays to hire an expert real estate agent. Reach out to a local real estate agent today, and you can hire a housing market professional to guide you along the homebuying journey.




Categories: Buying a Home   Open House  


Posted by Bob Falter, CRS, GRI on 2/14/2018

When youíre searching for a home to buy, youíll probably attend many different open houses. The open house is meant to help you get a feel for different properties. While you canít get to know all the ins and outs of a home in a short time, you can get an understanding of some of the best things (and not so great things) about a property. Below, youíll find some of the biggest warning signs that a property may not be all that it appears to be. 


Thereís A Lot Of Odor Masking Elements In Place


When you walk into an open house, you may get the smell of freshly baked cookies or a lovely candle. While these are great marketing techniques, they also can be a tactic to hide things. Perhaps there are some offensive odors in the house from mold, leaks, smoke, or mildew. You may not be prepared to deal with these kinds of problems once you move into a home. 


You Notice Glaring Issues


While the home inspection will reveal many problems that may be invisible to the casual observer, you should still be on the lookout for issues on the surface of the home during the open house. These issues can include cracks in the ceiling or walls, cracks in the floor, or even squeaky floor boards. If you happen to see patchy walls in the home, that could indicate that repairs have been made several times. Be alert for these potential problems.


Does The Home Look Well-Kept?


When you pull up in front of the home is the lawn trim? Does the home appear clean? While everyone would hope that a homeowner would clean up their property before an open house, small and big things like this can indicate a bigger problem. If the home is not cared for on the surface, how many other underlying maintenance issues are there in the home? Neglected regular maintenance can cause larger problems of all kinds in a home.


Strange Cosmetic Fixes


A freshly painted wall could be suspect of a big problem. Under the paint could be mold, cracks, or other issues. Some homeowners do put fresh paint on their walls before selling in order to give the home a neutral feel. However, you should be on the lookout for other signs of problems in the home.          


Channel Your Inner Detective


While you donít need to dig as deep into a home as a home inspector does, you should be on the lookout as you scan a home for the potential livability for you. Things like glaring cracks in the ceiling, or a strong odor of cigarette smoke could be signs of future problems living in the home. The open house is your time to find a home that fits you and your life, so make the most of the opportunity.