Key Things You Need to Consider Before You Attend an Open House

An open house enables a buyer to check out a residence in-person and determine if this home matches or exceeds his or her expectations. However, a buyer who fails to plan ahead for an open house may struggle to make the most of this opportunity.

Ultimately, there are several things you need to consider before you attend an open house, such as:

1. Your Home Must-Haves

Make a list of must-have home features – you will be glad you did. With this list in hand, you can check out a house in-person and determine if it has the features you require.

You also may want to put together a list of preferred cities and towns prior to launching a house search. This list will allow you to hone your home search – and your search for open house events – to a small group of cities and towns.

2. Your Homebuying Budget

As a homebuyer, it is crucial to optimize your time and resources as you search for your dream residence. If you enter the housing market with a budget at your disposal, you can avoid the risk of attending an open house for a residence you may be unable to afford.

To establish a homebuying budget, you should review your current finances. You may want to meet with banks and credit unions as well. And if you get pre-approved for a mortgage, you will know exactly how much you can spend on a residence when you start your house search.

3. Your Homebuying Timeline

There is no guarantee that attending one open house will help you find your dream residence. But if you maintain flexibility, you can attend a variety of open house events and boost the likelihood of discovering a residence that falls in line with your expectations.

Furthermore, you should be ready to act quickly if you attend an open house and want to buy a residence following the event. In this scenario, you should be prepared to work diligently to put together a competitive offer to purchase the home.

As you get set to attend an open house, you may want to employ a real estate agent, too. A real estate agent can keep you up to date about open house events in cities and towns where you want to reside. Plus, a real estate agent can attend an open house with you and provide plenty of homebuying tips and insights.

Let’s not forget about the support a real estate agent provides once you find a house you want to purchase, either. At this point, a real estate agent will help you put together a competitive homebuying proposal. And if your offer to purchase is accepted, a real estate agent will help you finalize your house purchase.

Consider the aforementioned factors closely before you attend an open house. By doing so, you can prepare for an open house and use the opportunity to determine if a residence is right for you.

Open house on 7/13/2019 at 10 Ashland Worcester, MA 01609


Date: 07/13/2019 Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM  
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NEW CONDO LISTING! Top Floor Unit in the Desirable, Established and Well Maintained El Dorado Condo Complex is now available. This spacious two-bedroom, one bath condominium is in impeccable condition and ready for its next owner. Hardwood floors throughout Living areas and Bedrooms, beautiful period tile in bathroom. Large master bedroom easily fits a king size bed and furniture and has two closets. The Kitchen has double sinks with disposal plus Refrigerator, 2017 and Dishwasher, 2018. Two stand-up AC units keep this condo cool in summer and Heat and Hot water are included in the affordable condo fee. A deeded parking space comes with the unit and there is laundry in the complex. There are few opportunities to own a condo close to Worcester’s up and coming vibrant Downtown. Take advantage of this one, make it your own and have access to all the great established and new Downtown theaters, restaurants, and amenities – plus Commuter Rail to Boston! It’s a win win!

Open house on 7/7/2019 at 51 Bellvista Worcester, MA 01602


Date: 07/07/2019 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  
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WONDERFUL WEST SIDE CAPE is waiting for its next owner! This charming 3 bed, 2 bath family home is solidly built & located on a corner lot in a terrific neighborhood. Light floods in showcasing the gleaming hardwoods, fireplace living room, formal dining room w/ china cabinet, arched doorways & tons of built-ins in this meticulously maintained home. The eat-in country kitchen is spacious, warm & welcoming. Great closet space in all bedrooms. Main bedroom is large with 2 closets! Additional cedar closet. The 2nd bedroom has an extra space for study nook, dressing area, nursery space or play area. A 3rd bedroom is located on the 1st floor with a 2nd full bath. The garage is attached by a breezeway/mudroom, a great space for coats, boots & outdoor gear. Roof – 2015, Exterior wood shakes replaced – 2015, Replacement Windows – east side (2017), Efficient, Economical Gas for Heat, Hot water (heater, 2016), Cooking & Dryer. Insulated 2017. Beautiful landscaped yard to enjoy. Don’t miss it!

Open house on 7/6/2019 at 51 Bellvista Worcester, MA 01602


Date: 07/06/2019 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  
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WONDERFUL WEST SIDE CAPE is waiting for its next owner! This charming 3 bed, 2 bath family home is solidly built & located on a corner lot in a terrific neighborhood. Light floods in showcasing the gleaming hardwoods, fireplace living room, formal dining room w/ china cabinet, arched doorways & tons of built-ins in this meticulously maintained home. The eat-in country kitchen is spacious, warm & welcoming. Great closet space in all bedrooms. Main bedroom is large with 2 closets! Additional cedar closet. The 2nd bedroom has an extra space for study nook, dressing area, nursery space or play area. A 3rd bedroom is located on the 1st floor with a 2nd full bath. The garage is attached by a breezeway/mudroom, a great space for coats, boots & outdoor gear. Roof – 2015, Exterior wood shakes replaced – 2015, Replacement Windows – east side (2017), Efficient, Economical Gas for Heat, Hot water (heater, 2016), Cooking & Dryer. Insulated 2017. Beautiful landscaped yard to enjoy. Don’t miss it!