Wendy Johnson - RE/MAX Professional Associates



Posted by Wendy Johnson on 7/17/2019

As a homebuyer, it is important to do everything you can to find your dream residence. Once you discover your ideal house, you should be ready to submit a competitive offer to purchase this home.

Ultimately, there are several factors to consider as you try to put together a competitive offer to purchase your dream house. These factors include:

1. A Home's Age and Condition

Examine a house closely before you craft an offer to purchase – you will be glad you did. Because if you leave no stone unturned in your quest to learn about a residence, you can create an offer to purchase that accounts for a house's age and condition.

If you have questions about a house, you should reach out to a seller's agent. That way, you can address these questions before you submit an offer to purchase.

Also, it is important to remember that there is no such thing as a "bad" question to ask about a house. A home purchase may be one of the biggest transactions you will complete in your lifetime. And if you devote time and energy to learn about all aspects of a house, you can ensure you are ready to purchase this home. Perhaps best of all, you can identify potential home problems that otherwise may prove to be costly and time-intensive down the line.

2. The Current State of the Housing Market

Differentiating between a buyer's market and seller's market is key, particularly for those who are ready to submit an offer to purchase a house. If you assess the local housing sector, you can find out whether a buyer's or seller's market is in place and submit an appropriate offer to purchase your dream residence.

In a buyer's market, homes may remain available for many weeks or months after they are listed. Thus, a seller may be willing to accept an offer to purchase, even if it falls below his or her initial home asking price.

Comparatively, in a seller's market, there is a shortage of quality houses available. And in this market, the best houses sell quickly, which means you likely will need to submit a competitive offer to purchase to secure your ideal home.

To determine if a buyer's or seller's market is in effect, take a look at how quickly houses are selling in your city or town. You also should find out if homes are selling at or above their initial asking prices. With this information in hand, you will be better equipped than ever before to submit a competitive offer to purchase your dream house.

3. Your Homebuying Budget

There is no need to overspend to buy your ideal house. Therefore, you should try to submit an offer to purchase that accounts for your homebuying budget.

Oftentimes, it helps to meet with banks and credit unions before you embark on a home search. This will allow you to get pre-approved for a mortgage and enter the homebuying journey with a budget at your disposal.

As you navigate the homebuying journey, you may want to hire a real estate agent, too. Because if you have a real estate agent at your side, you should have no trouble crafting a competitive offer to acquire your dream residence.




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Posted by Wendy Johnson on 7/10/2019

This Single-Family in West Boylston, MA recently sold for $295,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Wendy Johnson - RE/MAX Professional Associates.


6 Westland Cir, West Boylston, MA 01583

Single-Family

$319,900
Price
$295,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Ready to fall in love? This is the Home for you! This charming Ranch is located in desirable West Boylston neighborhood has 3 spacious bedrooms with the Master bedroom featuring electric fireplace, cathedral ceiling with ceiling fan, built in air conditioner and great closet space. Enter into the large Living room with brick fireplace and designated dining area with custom table. Kitchen has tile flooring, a center island with coffee station and sliders leading to large deck which is great for enjoying the morning sun. Bring in summer with a splash in the above ground pool or the hot tub; both included in the sale! Looking for a place to entertain family and friends? This basement has a great bar area with a pool table, foosball table, brick fireplace for extra ambiance and full bath for your guest's convenience. The fenced in yard with shed completes this home! Showings start now...

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Posted by Wendy Johnson on 7/10/2019

For those who want to sell a house as quickly as possible, it often helps to think about what will happen after you list your residence. That way, you can plan ahead for the home selling journey and minimize the risk of potential roadblocks that otherwise may prevent you from achieving your property selling goals.

Ultimately, there are many questions for a seller to consider before listing a house. These include:

1. What makes my home unique?

No two houses are exactly alike, yet differentiating one home from another in a competitive real estate market may prove to be difficult. Fortunately, a seller who understands a residence's strengths and weaknesses can determine what makes his or her house unique. This seller then can develop a strategy to promote his or her residence to the right groups of prospective buyers.

Sometimes, it is beneficial to conduct a home inspection prior to listing a residence. With an inspection report in hand, a seller can analyze a house's strengths and weaknesses. This seller next can use the inspection report to prioritize home upgrades and find innovative ways to differentiate his or her residence from the competition.

2. How much is my home worth?

What you originally paid for your home is unlikely to match your residence's current value, regardless of when you bought your house. Thankfully, you can conduct a home appraisal to receive an accurate property valuation.

A home appraisal frequently helps a seller establish a competitive initial asking price for his or her house. After a home appraisal, it takes only a few days for a seller to receive an appraisal report. And once this report becomes available, a seller can use it to set an aggressive price for his or her house – something that may help this residence generate lots of interest from potential buyers.

3. Do I need to hire a real estate agent?

Hiring a real estate agent may be crucial, particularly for a seller who is uncertain about how to navigate the property selling journey. A real estate agent will help a seller develop a plan to quickly sell his or her house. Plus, a real estate agent will do whatever it takes to help a seller optimize his or her home sale earnings.

In addition, a real estate agent wants to help a home seller make informed decisions. He or she will educate a seller about the local housing market and ensure this individual understands all aspects of the home selling journey. And if a seller ever has concerns or questions during the home selling process, a real estate agent can provide immediate responses.

When it comes to selling a house, it is beneficial for a seller to prepare for the property selling journey. If a seller knows what to expect after he or she lists a residence, this individual can plan accordingly. Perhaps most important, a seller can map out the home selling journey and take the necessary steps to ensure a quick, seamless and profitable property selling experience.




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Posted by Wendy Johnson on 7/9/2019


184 West St, Paxton, MA 01612

Single-Family

$359,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
WELCOME HOME! This charming Cape situated on a beautiful tree lined corner lot in Paxton is a great find! This custom home has an open floor plan and was completely renovated 2012 to include a 20x16 family room addition. Family room has cathedral beamed ceiling, sliders leading to patio area and a beautiful stone fireplace. Oversized Master bedroom suite on 1st floor features full bath, den has hardwood flooring and wainscoting, and grand dining room is open to kitchen with breakfast peninsula. Kitchen cabinets were updated 2019 and has a skylight which makes the kitchen bright and cheerful. To top off this wonderful home, there is an oversized 2 car garage with an additional storage/workshop area. Exterior was JUST painted June 2019. Nothing to do but pack your bags and move in.** Quick Closing Possible**
Open House
Sunday
July 14 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 184 West St, Paxton, MA 01612    Get Directions

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Posted by Wendy Johnson on 7/8/2019


184 West St, Paxton, MA 01612

Single-Family

$359,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
WELCOME HOME! This charming Cape situated on a beautiful tree lined corner lot in Paxton is a great find! This custom home has an open floor plan and was completely renovated 2012 to include a 20x16 family room addition. Family room has cathedral beamed ceiling, sliders leading to patio area and a beautiful stone fireplace. Oversized Master bedroom suite on 1st floor features full bath, den has hardwood flooring and wainscoting, and grand dining room is open to kitchen with breakfast peninsula. Kitchen cabinets were updated 2019 and has a skylight which makes the kitchen bright and cheerful. To top off this wonderful home, there is an oversized 2 car garage with an additional storage/workshop area. Exterior was JUST painted June 2019. Nothing to do but pack your bags and move in.** Quick Closing Possible**
Open House
Sunday
July 14 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 184 West St, Paxton, MA 01612    Get Directions

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