Harold (Buddy) Pope | Francestown Real Estate, Amherst Real Estate, Hancock Real Estate


When you’re selling your home, things can get really busy, really fast. You want your home to be in tip top shape to give it the best chance of selling in a timely manner. There are a few things you can do in a short time frame that allows you to spruce up your home without breaking a sweat. Below, you’ll find some tips to help you bring your home to another level of wow before the open house. 


Check Your Front Door


All you really need to do is put a fresh coat of paint on your front door to brighten the look of your entryway. There’s something about a freshly painted front door that really makes a home look like new. 


Spruce Up The Landscaping


You can really do a minimal amount in your yard and make your home curb-appeal ready. Just rake some leaves, add some mulch, mow the lawn, and voila. It might be an all day project, but in the end, it will be worth it. As long as people have a good view and feel that your yard has been taken care of, the outside of your home is in the clear for an open house.  


Check The Outdoor Lights


Even though an open house will be happening in the daylight hours, people may be curious that there is adequate lighting on the outside of your home. Buyers can either check this while they are at the open house or they could go a step further and drive by the property at night. Adequate lighting allows for a sense of security and safety all throughout the outside of the property.  


Care For The Mailbox


Few places in your home are as neglected as the mailbox is. Add some fresh paint to your mailbox. You can use the same color as your front door for consistency. At the very least, clean up the mailbox to give it a better appearance. Make sure your house number is present somewhere on the box as well. This helps the property to have a sense of being a bit more inviting. People will also be able to find your home easier. 


Make Use Of Flowers


You should place flowers around your home on the day of the open house. Add a fresh cut bouquet to the kitchen table. Bring some potted plants and florals around your entryway. These simple touches really can make an impression when potential buyers visit your home. 


Remove Your Personal Stuff

From the outside in, traces of your life in the home should be put away. This means pet items, toys, games, photos, and celebrity shrines. The more free space a buyer has to envision themselves living in the home, the better.          


With these small extra touches, your open house is bound to be a success!


If you plan to attend an open house, it usually pays to be prepared. That way, you'll know exactly which questions to ask during an open house and can ensure that you can gain the insights that you need to determine whether a residence is right for you.

Now, let's take a look at three key questions to ask a listing agent during an open house.

1. Why is this home for sale?

Although a home listing provides plenty of information about a residence, it is unlikely to explain why a homeowner is selling his or her house. Thus, you should use an open house to find out exactly why a home is for sale.

In many instances, a listing agent will be honest and forthright about why a homeowner has decided to add his or her residence to the real estate market. Once you receive an answer to your query, you can better understand whether a house matches your expectations.

On the other hand, if a listing agent hesitates or shies away from your question, you should be skeptical. At this point, you should continue to dig for more information about a residence to learn about any potential flaws.

2. Are there any home problems that I need to know about?

An open house enables you to get an up-close look at a residence. Furthermore, the event allows you to find out about a residence's pros and cons from a listing agent.

Ask a listing agent about any home problems – you'll be glad you did. The listing agent should be able to provide you with plenty of insights into a home's condition, ensuring you can make an informed decision about whether to submit an offer.

A listing agent is likely to be honest with you about any problems with a house. By doing so, this agent will reduce the risk of a homebuyer later rescinding an offer after a home inspection.

3. Have there been any offers on the house?

It is important to find out if there is any competition for a house, especially if you discover your dream residence. Thus, during an open house, you should ask a listing agent if any offers have been submitted on a residence.

If a listing agent responds "Yes" to your query, you may want to act fast to submit a competitive offer on a house. Because if you wait too long to make an offer on your dream residence, you risk losing this house to a rival homebuyer.

Lastly, if you need help getting ready for an open house, you should collaborate with a real estate agent. This housing market professional can provide deep insights into a residence before you attend an open house. Therefore, a real estate agent will help you take the guesswork out of getting the most out of any open house, at any time.

Want to optimize the value of an open house? Ask the aforementioned questions, and you can get the information that you need to fully evaluate a residence.



128 Carriage Road, New Boston, NH 03070

Single-Family

$469,000
Price

4
Bedrooms
11
Rooms
4
Baths
Gorgeous home with privacy and priced well below town assessed value! No suitable housing clause. Please view the walkthrough video prior to scheduling showings. Privately sited and in an area of fine homes. House has been continually improved during this ownership, PREINSPECTED, and all systems go! 2016 NEW SEPTIC! See the property disclosure for all that has been done. Nothing has been left to chance! One of the lovelier homes in New Boston, easy to major Southern NH cities & HWY.
Open House
Saturday
October 07 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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128 Carriage Road, New Boston, NH 03070

Single-Family

$475,000
Price

4
Bedrooms
11
Rooms
4
Baths
This is a must see the price is right & no suitable housing clause. Enjoy the walkthrough video & view the listing prior to scheduling showings. Privately sited home in the well established Olde Colony neighborhood. In an area of fine homes. House has been continually improved during this ownership, all systems go! Lengthy driveway with irrigation and mature landscaping affords a stately approach to this four-bedroom home with 2016 state-approved septic. New/newer everything! Rumford fireplaces, cherry cabinets, granite counter tops, grand tile flooring, as well new carpeting & wide pine flooring. Bedrooms are large, & a first-floor bedroom adjoins a 3/4 bath. PLENTY of storage in this home with a nicely finished walkout basement with plenty of sunlight. Basement has a game room, home theater space, & a room for your gym equipment. Top floor has two large cathedral bedrooms or alternatively these could be office space or set up as craft or hobby rooms... there is a sitting room between them with a sliding barn door for privacy & nuance. Whole-house fan, newer Rheem furnace, all radon systems in good working order. The home also has a deep, oversized two-car garage & a gorgeous pine paneled sun room with bar setup & brick flooring. See the property disclosure for all that has been done. Nothing has been left to chance! The home has been pre-inspected & anything significant addressed. One of the lovelier homes in lovely Olde Colony, easy to major Southern NH cities & HWY.
Open House
Tuesday
September 05 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 128 Carriage Road, New Boston, NH 03070    Get Directions





4 Main Street, Bennington, NH 03442

Single-Family

$159,900
Price

3
Bedrooms
8
Rooms
2
Baths
First time home buyers take note! Great rental property too for the investor. Recently painted and price reduced. Well-maintained property, priced to move. Sited behind library and accessed from Main street. Grassy lawn and roomy feel in a village setting. Walk to the village store and nearby restaurants, the elementary school and town offices- what could be more convenient? 15 minutes to Peterborough, 5 minutes to Antrim, 35 minutes to Keene or Concord. 7 minutes to 18 hole golf and skiing. Remodeled kitchen with maple cabinetry, light and airy with great counter space and open to dining. Hardwood floors throughout the home. Large rooms with great ceiling height. Newly resurfaced driveway. Plenty of storage on this property with large walk-in closets, attic space, and storage above in garage! The garage is oversized and can fit 2 cars, lawn equipment and even have room for a workshop. The furnace has been serviced every year and is very efficient. The house is well insulated as attested to by the low yearly fuel bills of under $300 plus 3 cords of wood. The home is hardwired for smoke and CO detection. There is a great playroom for the kids or use it as the 4th bedroom with its own 3/4 bathroom. A full bath is upstairs. The basement is dry except after extreme rains and even then there is very little moisture. You could be very happy here and if you are looking for a starter home, reasonably priced, that has stood the test of time, then this might be just the one for you!
Open House
Sunday
August 27 at 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
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Location: 4 Main Street, Bennington, NH 03442    Get Directions






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