Carol George - RE/MAX On The Move Seacoast Real Estate Exeter Raymond Epping


When everything is online, it’s hard to discern when getting up, leaving the house, and checking out a home can be helpful. There’s so much information regarding real estate online; you probably want to pick and choose when and where you go to see a home. Even if you’re nowhere near being able to buy a home, you may want to check out open houses to help you in the future.


Looking at real estate is fun. You can dream of living in a neighborhood on the street you may never be able to afford. There are many advantages to checking out open houses. 


You’ll Understand How Far Your Dollar Will Stretch


The type of home that you can afford, and the type of home you want may not be in the same ballpark. If you take a look at different open houses, you may be able to see where your budget takes you. Even if the market changes, you’ll be able to match your expectations with your wallet. As you know what’s out there, you’ll be able to hone in on what you want in a home. 


From here, it will be easier to work with a real estate agent because you’ll be able to give them a better idea of what you want when the time does come to buy a home. 


It Will Be Easier To Hire An Agent


As you go to open houses, you’ll meet more real estate agents. These agents can become potential hires once you do get more serious about buying.


You’ll See The Market Firsthand


Besides understanding how much house you can get for your dollar, you’ll be able to get an idea of how many buyers are actually out there. If you’re seeing many other potential buyers at open houses, you may be facing quite a bit of competition when you head out to buy a home of your own. When the competition is high, you’re looking at offering above asking price for houses. You could even get into bidding wars. A lot of other buyers doesn’t mean you should back out of buying a home altogether, but just enter the market with caution. 


You Can Discover New Areas


By exploring open houses, you may find a neighborhood that you love that wasn’t on your list before. How can you get to know an area if you have never spent time there before? 


You’ll Learn Where You Need To Compromise


By looking at different houses, you can see the potential (or lack thereof) in many homes. If you can see where you’d be willing to compromise long before the home search is on, your search will be that much smoother   




69 Hayes Park, Exeter, NH 03833

Mobile Home

$139,900
Price

3
Bedrooms
5
Rooms
2
Baths
OPEN HOUSE Sunday 4/28 12-2 First day showings start. Come view this custom 3 bedroom, two full bath home with an open concept kitchen/dining/ living area with front to back bedrooms. This home has a beautiful oak custom kitchen with island and stainless steel appliances, lovely countertops and many extras....a must see. Many energy star features and fully sheetrocked walls and Typar wrapped along with a stand by generator, central air and an insulated shed with electricity plus a structural warranty with time remaining. Sitting on a corner lot with views of fields and the Squamscott River gives a wonderful feeling of privacy. This small, well kept park is walking distance to the historical downtown area where you can enjoy shopping/dining/outdoor concerts, an outdoor farmers market and even golf!! Easy access to major highways to take you to the mountains, the ocean or Boston for big city fun. Cats are allowed, but no dogs. A delight to show!!
Open House
Sunday
April 28 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 69 Hayes Park, Exeter, NH 03833    Get Directions




When selling a home, most sellers are eager to sell quickly. Especially when living out of their home while simultaneously showing it. One of the biggest determinant factors for house shoppers right now is the staging. Whether they recognize it or not the atmosphere you create within your house helps buyers imagine themselves living their day to day within its walls. It creates a canvas for them to dream up all the memories they will create in their new home.

But keeping your home staging level clean and organized at all times while living out of it isn’t the easiest of tasks. Afterall, there’s a reason all of our homes don’t look like the inside pages of a home decor magazine.

If you want to put your home’s best “foot” forward, however, it, literally, pays to put in the time and effort to live differently for a few weeks.

Here are a few tips on how to get your house show-room ready:

Start with a deep clean. Some people like to hire a cleaning company to come in and do the job for them. But there’s no reason you can’t get the same results on your own. Plan to dedicate a week to clean your home top to bottom and a whole lotta elbow grease to get every nook and cranny.

Give your home a facelift. Repaint your walls, rent a carpet cleaner (or hire a service) and power wash the exterior. When repainting considers switching to a modern, neutral color palette to appeal to prospective buyers.    

Declutter, declutter, declutter! This is a step many sellers dread but is so worth the effort. Donate and get rid of everything you no longer use or need. When you’re finished go the extra step and rent a storage unit to stash away extra furniture, off-season items, and family mementos.

You want to create as much space in your home as possible. Taking a minimalist approach that strips your unique personality from the decor allows potential buyers to see how the house can become theirs. You don’t want to distract buyers and have them wonder about what kind of people you and your family are. Additionally, keep closets, drawers, and cabinets tidy because they will get opened! And keep desk and counter surfaces clear of paperwork and other stuff we always seem to allow to accumulate in these spaces.

Add greenery. Potted plants and fresh cut blooms will be like the icing on the cake. This is always what makes the biggest difference in making a room feel pulled together and comfortable. If you’ve ever flipped through the pages of a home decor magazine you may have noticed this is a trick they use in all of the rooms they showcase.

Living out of your home while showing it isn’t a walk in the park, but it can be easy if you are prepared ahead of time. These simple tips will put you ahead of the competition and have bidders in no time!



76 Goodwin Street, Manchester, NH 03104

Single-Family

$224,900
Price

2
Bedrooms
5
Rooms
1
Baths
This lovely ranch is waiting for you to call home. Perfect for the first time buyer or the empty-nester looking for one level living. This is a move-right in, light and bright property with 2 bedrooms and a finished room in the lower level for many uses. Kitchen appliances stay as does the washer and dryer. The dining room has a corner cupboard and the living room is inviting through arched doorways. The three season porch opens onto a large spacious, maintenance free deck that overlooks a lovely fenced-in yard with numerous plantings to enjoy in season. A detached one car garage and paved driveway completes the package. This lovingly cared for home is on a quiet side street but with easy access to many amenities in the area. Showings will start on May 6th. Make sure you put this date on your calendar!!
Open House
Sunday
May 06 at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 76 Goodwin Street, Manchester, NH 03104    Get Directions





44 1st NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261

Single-Family

$229,500
Price

2
Bedrooms
5
Rooms
1
Baths
Charming Cape with first floor Master bedroom and walk-in closet/w. pocket door. Bright kitchen with wood floors and breakfast bar. Spacious dining area leading into living room with fireplace and wood stove insert along with a cathedral ceiling and exposed beams. One spacious bedroom on the second floor along with an open loft area suitable for many uses. Currently a guest area. Spacious and private back deck leading out from the living room to enjoy for the months ahead. Great area for gardening in the back of the home. Windows replaced recently and many updates have been done. A great bright and inviting home!....... Showings to begin on May 13, 2017 per Seller request.
Open House
Saturday
May 13 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 44 1st NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261    Get Directions






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