Craig Della Penna, Realtor® | Northampton Real Estate, Amherst Real Estate, Florence Real Estate


A home seller may face a variety of dilemmas as he or she tries to get the best price for a residence. However, a seller who prepares for potential problems may be better equipped than others to enjoy a fast, profitable property selling experience.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready for potential home selling dilemmas.

1. Upgrade Your Residence

You may believe your residence will sell quickly, but the housing market offers no guarantees. Fortunately, if you allocate time and resources to upgrade your residence, you could differentiate your home from comparable houses in your city or town.

Removing clutter will make it easy for you to show off the true size of your home's interior to prospective buyers. Furthermore, you should clean each room of your home. If necessary, you may want to hire a professional home cleaning company too.

Don't forget to trim the hedges, mow the front lawn, repair cracked or damaged siding and perform other home exterior upgrades, either. If your home boasts amazing curb appeal, potential buyers may fall in love with your residence as soon as they see it.

2. Establish a Competitive Initial Asking Price for Your Home

If your home's initial asking price is too high, you risk alienating potential buyers. But if you analyze the real estate market closely, you can use housing sector data to establish a competitive initial home asking price.

Take a look at the prices of recently sold houses in your city or town, as well as the prices of available residences that are comparable to your own. This information provides a glimpse into the current state of the housing market and can help you determine how to price your residence.

It may be beneficial to conduct a home appraisal as well. In fact, a home appraisal report includes a property valuation that you can use to set a competitive initial asking price for your residence.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent understands what it takes to sell a home in any housing sector, at any time. As such, he or she can offer expert guidance to help you identify and overcome home selling dilemmas.

Oftentimes, a real estate agent will meet with you, find out why you want to sell your house and craft a personalized home selling strategy for you. He or she next will list your residence and promote it to prospective buyers. And if you receive an offer to purchase your house, a real estate agent will help you determine how to proceed with this proposal.

A real estate agent also is ready to provide immediate responses to your home selling concerns and questions. That way, you can receive plenty of support as you navigate the home selling journey.

Ready to add your house to the real estate market? Use the aforementioned tips, and you should have no trouble addressing potential home selling dilemmas and enjoying a seamless property selling experience.



295 Southampton Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040

Rock Valley

Single-Family

$229,000
Price

7
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
This pre-Revolutionary War home in the rural, Rock Valley section of Holyoke has been in one family's ownership for almost 70 years. WOW! It was here and functioning as a farm when Holyoke was called Ireland Parish. It sits on over two acres of mostly flat ground. Two beds, one bath and though small and modest, this place calls out for a small family wanting to have a place charm and character AND a great place to set up a farm. A large out building is here already. Steel roof too on the house and the outbuilding. Three fireplaces on first floor and one more in the attic space.
Open House
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295 Southampton Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040

Rock Valley

Single-Family

$239,000
Price

7
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
This pre-Revolutionary War home in the rural, Rock Valley section of Holyoke has been in one family's ownership for almost 70 years. WOW! It was here and functioning as a farm when Holyoke was called Ireland Parish. It sits on over two acres of mostly flat ground. Two beds, one bath and though small and modest, this place calls out for a small family wanting to have a place charm and character AND a great place to set up a farm. A large out building is here already. Steel roof too on the house and the outbuilding. Three fireplaces on first floor and one more in the attic space.
Open House
Sunday
May 20 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 295 Southampton Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040    Get Directions

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We live in a time when there are countless services from which to choose. From streaming video services, to grocery home delivery, there is no shortage of choices when it comes to finding entertainment and services.

In today’s post, we’re going to talk about some of the ways you can save money each month. Whether you’re saving up for a big purchase, or you just want to spend less on your monthly expenses, this article is for you.

Entertainment costs

If you’re a fan of movies, books, music, or video games, then you likely know how quickly these expenses can add up. New books and movies can cost up to $30. And video games much higher, at around $60 per game.

Monthly services have made these expenses easier to access and seemingly less expensive. However, if you’re paying for Netflix (TV and movies), Spotify (music), Audible (audiobooks), and Xbox Live (games), then you could be spending over $50 per month on entertainment alone. That adds up to around $600 per year.

To cut down on those entertainment expenses you have a few options.

  • Check to see if you qualify for discounts. Many times, customers offer introductory rates, student and senior discounts to encourage people to sign up. If you don’t meet those requirements, check for any coupons that might be available online. If you studied at college at some point in your life and still have access to your .edu email address, you might be able to take advantage of college discounts for a number of services.

  • Get a library card. There’s a lot more than books at your local library. Audiobooks, the latest video games, recently released movies, and even music can all be found amongst the stacks of your local library. Better yet, most libraries are connected regionally. So, if there’s a particular title you’re looking for but your library doesn’t have it, they will ship it *for free* to your library.

  • While you’re at the library… weekend entertainment for the family can be pricey as well. The library has you covered here as well. Libraries often offer free or discounted passes to local museums and attractions.

Slash your utility bills

Utilities can be a daunting bill to receive in the mail each month. You might not know what to expect each month due to fluctuations in usage and weather. That uncertainty is cause for stress for many homeowners.

There are, however, a few ways you can save on your monthly utility bills.

  • Go solar. Solar panels are more efficient and easier to access than ever. Better yet, leasing programs allow you to install rooftop solar without putting any money down. If panels on your roof aren’t your thing, you can look into off-site solar to power your home. It works just like rooftop solar without the eyesore.

  • Still paying for cable? It might be time to cut the cord. You can find most TV shows on Netflix or Hulu these days. And if you pay for cable for the news channels you might be surprised to find that many major stations stream their newscasts live on their websites.

  • Make your home energy efficient. For under $100, you can upgrade your light bulbs, insulate your windows (for the winter months), and purchase power strips that will allow you to turn off several devices at once that might otherwise be using electricity on standby.



107 Pleasant St, Southampton, MA 01073

Single-Family

$624,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Set well back off the road, this beautifully designed, custom home has all the exquisite details you are looking for. Open concept kitchen/living room with a wall of windows that overlooks the professionally landscaped backyard with an in-ground HEATED pool and a beautifully designed, 2-room pool house. Cable here too along w a new composite deck. This is the perfect home if you do a lot of entertaining. All new stainless kitchen appliances, including a double-oven too, lends itself to a perfect evening with friends. Crown moldings and oak hardwood floors are just a few of the nice details found throughout. Natural gas for heat and hot water. Also there is a 2-story, post & beam barn with two swinging entry doorways. Capable electric power and a pot-belly wood stove as well. This is just the perfect place for your hobby. The 2nd story here calls out to be a wonderful studio where a huge, east-facing window has oodles of morning light to work with.
Open House
Sunday
May 20 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 107 Pleasant St, Southampton, MA 01073    Get Directions

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