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For a home seller, hosting an open house can be a double-edged sword.

On the one hand, an open house provides an opportunity to showcase your residence to large groups of prospective homebuyers. Conversely, hosting an open house also requires lots of preparation, and getting ready for an open house may prove to be overwhelming, time-consuming and costly.

Lucky for you, we're here to help host an unforgettable open house.

Now, let's take a look at three factors that a home seller needs to consider before an open house.

1. The Current Condition of Your Home

Although you might believe that your home is currently open house-ready, it may need some work. Fortunately, there are many ways to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of your residence and plan your open house accordingly.

For example, a home appraisal may prove to be exceedingly valuable. This appraisal enables a home inspector to review your residence both inside and out. Then, he or she can offer home improvement recommendations so that you can upgrade your residence as needed.

Take a home appraisal report seriously. By doing so, a home seller can transform an ordinary residence into one that matches or exceeds homebuyers' expectations during an open house.

2. The Home's Interior or Exterior

Homebuyers are drawn to residences that feature dazzling gardens, clutter-free interiors and other stunning features. Thus, a home seller who dedicates the necessary time and resources to bolster a house's interior and exterior can increase the likelihood of hosting a successful open house.

To improve a home's interior, a home seller can scrub the floors, clean the walls and ceilings and perform assorted home interior maintenance and improvements. In addition, a home seller should depersonalize and declutter a home's interior as much as possible.

Comparatively, to enhance a house's exterior, a home seller should mow the front lawn, clear debris and dust from exterior walkways and ensure the house looks great to passers-by. With simple home exterior improvements, a home seller can boost a house's curb appeal and help a home stand out from other available residences.

3. Your Real Estate Agent

Let's face it – prepping for an open house can be stressful. However, a real estate agent can help a home seller get ready for the best- and worst-case scenarios.

A real estate agent will help a home seller prepare his or her residence for an open house. Next, he or she will promote the open house to potential homebuyers and collect feedback from them throughout the event.

After an open house reaches its conclusion, a real estate agent will offer honest, unbiased insights into the event. He or she also will keep you up to date about any potential home offers and ensure you can make informed home selling decisions.

Take the guesswork out of preparing for an open house. Consider the aforementioned factors, and you can get your residence ready for an open house in no time at all.


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.



2-4 Wolcott Park, Medford, MA 02155

West Medford

Multi-Family

$650,000
Price

2
Units
2,032
Approx. GLA
Charm abounds in this unique brick 2-family home located in a prime West Medford location! Each unit has 2 bedrooms, a gorgeous fireplace, carriage-style garage bay, hardwood floors, ceiling fans, insulated windows, private entryway and private deck. The home also includes a cozy covered porch, lovely stained glass window, bay window, claw-foot tub and tons of light! There's an additional unheated bonus room in the basement with electricity and a 3/4 bath. Add electric heat and you've got a great home gym, workshop, music studio, etc. Bring your ideas! Many recent updates to the property-ask for the list. Enjoy the privacy of a corner lot on a dead-end street, just 1/2 mile from the commuter rail. Other conveniences include Tufts, Wright's Pond, Wegmans, Whole Foods, Medford & West Medford Squares, Welllington Station, Assembly Row, & upcoming Green Line. Approximately 5 miles from Boston.
Open House
Sunday
November 11 at 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM
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West Medford

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$750,000
Price

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Units
2,032
Approx. GLA
Charm abounds in this unique brick 2-family home located in a prime West Medford location! Each unit has 2 bedrooms, a gorgeous fireplace, carriage-style garage bay, hardwood floors, ceiling fans, insulated windows, private entryway and private deck. The home also includes a cozy covered porch, lovely stained glass window, bay window, claw-foot tub and tons of light! There's an additional unheated bonus room in the basement with electricity and a 3/4 bath. Add electric heat and you've got a great home gym, workshop, music studio, etc. Bring your ideas! Many recent updates to the property-ask for the list. Enjoy the privacy of a corner lot on a dead-end street, just 1/2 mile from the commuter rail. Other conveniences include Tufts, Wright's Pond, Wegmans, Whole Foods, Medford & West Medford Squares, Welllington Station, Assembly Row, & upcoming Green Line. Approximately 5 miles from Boston.
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Beachmont

Single-Family

$300,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
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ATTENTION!! HANDYMEN, CONTRACTORS, FLIPPERS, DEVELOPERS, & BUYERS with VISION!! Rare opportunity to purchase a property in the desirable Beachmont area in this price range. Less than 1/2 mile from Short Beach!! This home has stood the test of time having been in the SAME FAMILY since its construction in the late 1800's. Now it needs YOU to give it new life! The home has a flexible layout with spacious rooms so be prepared to use your creativity to maximize the space. Plenty of off-street parking! At the top of Winthrop Ave. Not in a flood zone! Nearby proximity to Beachmont Blue Line T stop, Belle Isle Marsh Reservations, restaurants, Stop-n-Shop,Target & more shopping.1/2 mile to Beachmont Veterans Memorial Elementary. Approx 2 miles from Revere Beach. Less than 4 miles to Logan Airport and less than 3 miles to Boston! Great time to buy in this area in anticipation of potential future development of Suffolk Downs. Property will NOT qualify for VA loans. CASH quick closing preferred.
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