Deb Parker - Mansfield, MA Real Estate, Foxborough, MA Real Estate, Norton, MA Real Estate


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.



135 Plain St (private cul-de-sac), Norton, MA 02766

Single-Family

$979,900
Price

14
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Elegant custom designed Colonial, majestically set on 3+ acres and features 5087sqft with 4 levels of living space. Inviting 54X13++ Porch. Double door entrance way, leads to the spacious foyer w/ porcelain tile. Kitchen has top of the line cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite & island; this space opens to the Great Rm w/ porcelain floors, wainscoting, recessed lights, sconces & gas fireplace, one of 3 in the home. French doors lead to Sun Room & Screened Porch. Entertain in Dining Rm. 1st floor office w/ access to sitting area w/ wet bar. The 2nd level is highlighted by the elegant Master Bedroom Suite w/ fireplace, balcony & private bath w/ steam shower, jetted tub, 2 vanities & 22X8 closet with organization system. In addition 2 large bedrms separate by full bath, separate laundry Rm. 3rd level features 4th bedrm w/ full bath, Bonus Rm & loft. Carriage house/4 Stall Barn & Paddock; multipurpose space: art, music or yoga studio. Salt water pool & gazebo. 4C heated garage
Open House
Sunday
June 02 at 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 135 Plain St (private cul-de-sac), Norton, MA 02766    Get Directions





40 Lantern Ln, Mansfield, MA 02048

West Mansfield

Single-Family

$524,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Spacious and well maintained Garrison Colonial in desirable "Village Estates" subdivision; the home is set picturesquely on a corner lot. Tastefully remodeled kitchen offers plenty of workspace and storage for the cook; along with cherry cabinets, breakfast peninsula with sink, tiled backsplash, tile flooring, granite counters, cooktop and separate oven. Kitchen opens to cozy family rm with floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace & hardwoods. Celebrate special occasions in the Dining Room with bow window and Living Room with built-in bookcases; both with hardwoods. 2nd Level is expansive; there are 4 bedrooms, office/study space and full bath; freshly painted and new carpeting. Accessible from the den, the bonus room/home office over the garage has a private staircase to yard; good for a home business. This space has French doors, a full bath & storage; potential to create a master suite. The lower level has a playroom and utility space. Screened Porch; enjoy morning coffee & summer meals.
Open House
Saturday
May 25 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 40 Lantern Ln, Mansfield, MA 02048    Get Directions

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40 Lantern Ln, Mansfield, MA 02048

West Mansfield

Single-Family

$549,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Spacious and well maintained Garrison Colonial in desirable "Village Estates" subdivision; the home is set picturesquely on a corner lot. Tastefully remodeled kitchen offers plenty of workspace and storage for the cook; along with cherry cabinets, breakfast peninsula with sink, tiled backsplash, tile flooring, granite counters, cooktop and separate oven. Kitchen opens to cozy family rm with floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace & hardwoods. Celebrate special occasions in the Dining Room with bow window and Living Room with built-in bookcases; both with hardwoods. 2nd Level is expansive; there are 4 bedrooms, office/study space and full bath; freshly painted and new carpeting. Accessible from the den, the bonus room/home office over the garage has a private staircase to yard; good for a home business. This space has French doors, a full bath & storage; potential to create a master suite. The lower level has a playroom and utility space. Screened Porch; enjoy morning coffee & summer meals.
Open House
Saturday
May 11 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 40 Lantern Ln, Mansfield, MA 02048    Get Directions

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40 Lantern Ln, Mansfield, MA 02048

West Mansfield

Single-Family

$549,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Spacious and well maintained Garrison Colonial in desirable "Village Estates" subdivision; the home is set picturesquely on a corner lot. Tastefully remodeled kitchen offers plenty of workspace and storage for the cook; along with cherry cabinets, breakfast peninsula with sink, tiled backsplash, tile flooring, granite counters, cooktop and separate oven. Kitchen opens to cozy family rm with floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace & hardwoods. Celebrate special occasions in the Dining Room with bow window and Living Room with built-in bookcases; both with hardwoods. 2nd Level is expansive; there are 4 bedrooms, office/study space and full bath; freshly painted and new carpeting. Accessible from the den, the bonus room/home office over the garage has a private staircase to yard; good for a home business. This space has French doors, a full bath & storage; potential to create a master suite. The lower level has a playroom and utility space. Screened Porch; enjoy morning coffee & summer meals.
Open House
Sunday
April 28 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 40 Lantern Ln, Mansfield, MA 02048    Get Directions

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