Central Mass Real Estate


A home showing can make or break your chances of selling your house. Therefore, you'll want to do everything possible to ensure that each home showing is a success.

Ultimately, there are several best practices for home showings that every home seller needs to know, and these practices include:

1. Clean and Declutter Your House

A tidy home is sure to garner homebuyers' attention. Comparatively, a messy house is unlikely to do you any favors in a competitive real estate market.

Allocate the necessary time and resources to clean your house. Mop the floors, wipe down the walls and perform assorted home interior cleaning. Also, don't forget to mow the front lawn, trim the hedges and ensure your house's exterior looks great.

In addition, eliminate clutter from your home as soon as possible. By doing so, you can show off the true size of your living space to potential buyers.

2. Remove Personal Belongings from Your Home

Although you may have many personal photographs and other treasured mementos scattered throughout your house, you should put these items away before a home showing. That way, you can make it easy for homebuyers to envision what life might be like if they purchase your house.

When it comes to personal belongings, it sometimes can be tough to hide these items. However, if you store your personal belongings properly, you can guarantee these items will maintain their quality and appearance until you sell your house.

Pack up any treasured belongings carefully. Then, you can put these items in a storage unit for safe keeping. Or, if a family member or friend has storage space to spare, you can always ask a loved one to store your personal belongings temporarily.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

If you're unsure about how to host a successful home showing, you're not alone. Thankfully, real estate agents are available in cities and towns nationwide, and these housing market professionals know what it takes to transform an ordinary home showing into an unforgettable experience.

A real estate agent can offer expert recommendations to help you get your house show-ready. In fact, a real estate agent can put you in touch with the best home cleaning companies in your area. He or she also is unafraid to be honest and will share any home interior or exterior concerns with you.

Furthermore, a real estate agent will teach you about the real estate market. He or she can educate you about the differences between a buyer's and seller's market, respond to your home selling concerns and questions and much more. Thus, if you work with a real estate agent, you should have no trouble making informed decisions throughout the home selling journey.

Take the guesswork out of prepping your house for a showing – use the aforementioned best practices, and you can improve the look and feel of your house in no time at all.


This Single-Family in Fitchburg, MA recently sold for $280,000. This Cape style home was sold by Office Central - Central Mass Real Estate.


66 Causeway St, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Single-Family

$279,900
Price
$280,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
This charming cape is ready for its new owners to move right in! With an appealing floor plan, gorgeous open kitchen and hardwood flooring loaded with character this home leaves nothing to be desired. Starting in the center of the home, the bright and clean kitchen has ample storage space in the brand new cabinets, antiqued finish granite counters and brand new appliances. Hardwood flooring continues throughout the first floor. The flexible floorplan has a living room, dining room and bonus room which would be a great office or family room. There is also a first floor bedroom. Upstairs there are three nicely sized bedrooms with new carpeting. A clean and neutral color scheme will be easy to personalize after closing. The large yard has been freshly seeded.

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When you’re shopping for a home, one of the most important things is that you feel comfortable in the home. Sure, you can look at the listing and visit the property, but you’ll never know what it’s like to sleep in a home until you move in. While there aren’t many homeowners that offer overnights in order for you to feel out their property listing, there are ways that you can test a home out subtly.


Check Out The Neighborhood


You can learn a lot about a neighborhood just by observing the area. See how many people are out walking around. What is the age group of the people you see? This can give you a great idea of the neighborhood that your potential home is in. You could do this investigating several times at different hours of the day to get a full picture of the area.


Getting out and taking a stroll around the neighborhood is also a great idea to see what potentially living in your new home will be like. Check out public transportation options and local establishments like restaurants and coffee shops. Another great place to check out is local parks and recreation centers. This will allow you to see both the quality and the quantity of the options available to you. 


Test The Plumbing


If you have a chance as you’re walking through a home, touring it, be sure to check out the plumbing. Turn on the faucets. See how the water pressure from the shower is. It seems like kind of a strange thing to think of testing, but it’s important. You don’t want to move into a house only to find out the water pressure is unlivable and the hot water isn’t so hot! 


Check Out How The Windows Work


A home with a breeze is always nice. See if any windows get stuck or are leaking out cold air when shut. This is a subtle way to do your own home inspection of an important aspect of your potential future home. Paying attention to the windows can also help you to hear the noise factor that you might face in the home. Can you hear a lot of traffic? Is the neighborhood quiet? Discovering these things will be very important in your decision to purchase a home.   


How Is The Storage Space?


Look around the homes that you’re considering and see how much storage space you’ll have. Is there a basement or an attic or both? How easy are these spaces to access? If a home lacks adequate closet space for storing things like towels, cleaners, clothing, etc, you may find yourself scrambling for ways to keep all of your things in the home once you move in. Make sure the storage space you see is enough for you and your family’s lifestyle.    

 




191 Richardson Rd, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Single-Family

$269,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Lovingly maintained cape with lots of space and a great yard! There have been many updates throughout the home since 2006, from new siding, windows and a roof on the outside to new baths, updated kitchen, heating system and more inside! The large kitchen has plenty of storage and a functional layout. There is a spacious living room with hardwood flooring and oversized windows. Down the hall the bathroom has a beautiful walk-in tiled shower and custom vanity. There are two nicely sized rooms on the main level. One is currently used as a dining room but the layout is flexible. This room could make a nice 4th bedroom. Upstairs there are two more large bedrooms and a renovated full bath. The basement has great potential and is already partially finished. Outside there is a large yard with lots of perennials and mature trees.
Open House
Sunday
August 18 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 191 Richardson Rd, Fitchburg, MA 01420    Get Directions

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191 Richardson Rd, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Single-Family

$269,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Lovingly maintained cape with lots of space and a great yard! There have been many updates throughout the home since 2006, from new siding, windows and a roof on the outside to new baths, updated kitchen, heating system and more inside! The large kitchen has plenty of storage and a functional layout. There is a spacious living room with hardwood flooring and oversized windows. Down the hall the bathroom has a beautiful walk-in tiled shower and custom vanity. There are two nicely sized rooms on the main level. One is currently used as a dining room but the layout is flexible. This room could make a nice 4th bedroom. Upstairs there are two more large bedrooms and a renovated full bath. The basement has great potential and is already partially finished. Outside there is a large yard with lots of perennials and mature trees.
Open House
Sunday
August 18 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 191 Richardson Rd, Fitchburg, MA 01420    Get Directions

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