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Posted by George P. Goulas on 12/5/2018

If youíre a first-time homebuyer you might be worried or anxious about the process of making an offer on a home. After all, negotiating isnít something most of us look forward to on a day to day basis and we try to avoid it when possible. When it comes to buying a home, however, negotiating is usually part of the process.

One of the benefits of working with a real estate agent is that they have the knowledge and expertise to help you out through the negotiation process. Not only will they help you formulate your offer, but theyíll also present the offer for you and handle the in-person negotiations.

Buyerís vs sellerís market

Whether or not the odds are in your favor depends on many things. One important factor is the state of the real estate marketing. In a sellerís market, which is what weíre in right now, there are more buyers looking for homes than there are sellers trying to sell them.

However, you can still edge past the competition in a sellerís market if you plan accordingly. This is when negotiation comes into play, and when effective negotiation can get your offer accepted where others are declined.

Time is of the essence

When youíre shopping for a home in a sellerís market, youíll need to be swift with your offer and counteroffers to stay ahead of other prospective buyers. However, being too hasty with your offers can seem imposing or reckless. Itís better to take a day longer to come up with a more effective offer than it is to make an offer that looks bad to the seller.

Be clear and concise

Just as youíre nervous making offers on a home, sellers are usually nervous fielding them. So, if you want to make things easier for you and your seller, make sure your offer is simple and straightforward.

This involves removing unnecessary contingencies and sticking to the contract basics--inspection, appraisal, and financing. If the seller receives another offer that is riddled with contingencies, they might prefer to work with you since you presented them with a simple contract.

Be prepared

Having your paperwork in order, getting preapproved, and making yourself available as much as possible will go a long way in the negotiation process. Now more than ever itís important to be well-organized.

Do your homework on the house and neighborhood youíre interested in. Make sure you know if there is a lot of interest in the area and the house in particular. This will let you know how much breathing room you have.

Getting preapproved will not only help you know the limits you can offer but it will also signal to the seller that youíre a serious buyer.





Posted by George P. Goulas on 12/4/2018


Lot (32-1) Old Southbridge Rd, Dudley, MA 01571

Quinebaug

Land

$59,900
Price

1.00
Acres
Residential
Land Type
HAVE YOU BEEN THINKING OF BUILDING YOUR DREAM HOME ON A BEAUTIFUL LOT IN A DESIRABLE NEIGHBORHOOD & IN THE WONDERFUL TOWN OF DUDLEY? WELL, HERE IT IS. DON'T WALK, RUN TO YOUR CAR & COME TO SEE THIS MAGNIFICENT PROPERTY. THIS IS 1 OF 4 LOTS AVAILABLE FROM WHAT USED TO BE A FAMILY FARM, WHICH HAS BEEN SUBDIVIDED INTO BUILDABLE LOTS. THIS DESIRABLE LOT IS EXACTLY 1 ACRE, HAS 150 FEET OF ROAD FRONTAGE ON OLD SOUTHBRIDGE RD & GOES BACK ABOUT 350 FEET. THE LOT IS FLAT & DRY AND COMES WITH A PERC TEST & A FULLY-APPROVED SEPTIC DESIGN. NEW HOME IS BEING BUILT RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET. YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE IN A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD WITH BIG, BEAUTIFUL HOMES. LOT IS LOCATED BETWEEN 83 & 93 OLD SOUTHBRIDGE RD IN DUDLEY. THE NEW HOUSE NUMBER WOULD PROBABLY BE 87 OLD SOUTHBRIDGE RD. MUST SEE! PRICED FOR A QUICK SALE. DO YOU HAVE A HOUSE TO SELL? WE CAN HELP YOU MAKE THE TRANSITION FROM YOUR CURRENT HOME TO YOUR NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME. CALL NOW FOR DETAILS!
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Posted by George P. Goulas on 11/29/2018


22 Morton Station Road, Charlton, MA 01507

Single-Family

$499,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
HERE'S YOUR NEW DREAM HOME YOU'VE BEEN WISHING & WAITING FOR. THIS HIGH-END HOME COMES WITH HARDWOOD FLRS THROUGHOUT ALL THE ROOMS EXCEPT THE BATHROOMS, WHICH HAVE BEAUTIFUL CERAMIC TILE FLRS. BUILDER HAS GIVEN GREAT ATTENTION TO DETAILS WITH STATELY CROWN MOLDING & DECORATIVE WAINSCOTING. YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH THE GRANITE KITCHEN, ALL THE HIGH-END APPLIANCES & OPEN FLOOR PLAN THAT IS PERFECT FOR YOUR FAMILY GATHERINGS & DINNER PARTIES WITH YOUR FRIENDS. THE MASTER SUITE WAS DESIGNED FOR A KING & QUEEN WITH A CATHEDRAL CEILING, A GORGEOUS PICTURE WINDOW & A HUGE MASTER BATHROOM WHICH INCLUDES A CLAWFOOT TUB, A DOUBLE-WIDE SHOWER & A DOUBLE SINK. THE LAUNDRY CLOSET IS RIGHT OUTSIDE ALL THE BEDROOMS ON THE 2nd FL FOYER. NO MORE CARRYING THE LAUNDRY UP & DOWN THE STAIRS. THE WALK-OUT BASEMENT HAS PLENTY OF SUNSHINE WITH FULL-SIZE DOORS & WINDOWS. IT HAS BEEN PLUMBED FOR ANOTHER BATHROOM & KITCHENETTE IN YOUR FUTURE IN-LAW OR GAMEROOM.
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Posted by George P. Goulas on 11/28/2018

MAGNIFICENT CAPE NEAR DUDLEY TOWN LINE! ENJOY COUNTRY LIVING IN THIS BIG, BEAUTIFUL HOME WITH ALL THE FABULOUS FEATURES YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR. NEW GRANITE KITCHEN WITH STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, NEW GRANITE BATHS WITH HIGH-ELEVATION VANITIES, HARDWOOD FLOORS, & HEATED GARAGE WITH PLENTY OF ROOM FOR STORAGE. PARTIALLY FINISHED WALK-OUT BASEMENT WITH HEAT, MANY BRIGHT LIGHTS & PLENTY OF ELECTRICAL OUTLETS WOULD MAKE A GREAT EXERCISE ROOF OR GAME ROOM. YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS WILL ENJOY THE HUGE WRAP-AROUND DECK CONNECTED TO THE FRONT PORCH, WHERE YOU CAN SIT & ENJOY NATURE IN YOUR PRIVATE BACKYARD WITH WATER-FRONTAGE ON BAKER POND INLET WHERE YOU CAN LAUNCH YOUR CANOE OR PADDLE BOAT FOR DIRECT ACCESS TO BAKER POND FISHING. THE HOUSE IS SET BACK FROM THE ROAD FOR YOUR FAMILY'S PRIVACY & SAFETY, WITH A LONG PAVED DRIVEWAY ON 1.78 ACRES SURROUNDED BY NATURE. NO PETS OR SMOKERS PLEASE. 1st, LAST & SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED UP FRONT. RENT PAYMENT SHOULD BE APPROX. 30% OF TOTAL MONTHLY INCOME

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Posted by George P. Goulas on 11/28/2018


114 Ramshorn Rd, Charlton, MA 01507

Rental

$1,975
Price

6
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
MAGNIFICENT CAPE NEAR DUDLEY TOWN LINE! ENJOY COUNTRY LIVING IN THIS BIG, BEAUTIFUL HOME WITH ALL THE FABULOUS FEATURES YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR. NEW GRANITE KITCHEN WITH STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, NEW GRANITE BATHS WITH HIGH-ELEVATION VANITIES, HARDWOOD FLOORS, & HEATED GARAGE WITH PLENTY OF ROOM FOR STORAGE. PARTIALLY FINISHED WALK-OUT BASEMENT WITH HEAT, MANY BRIGHT LIGHTS & PLENTY OF ELECTRICAL OUTLETS WOULD MAKE A GREAT EXERCISE ROOF OR GAME ROOM. YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS WILL ENJOY THE HUGE WRAP-AROUND DECK CONNECTED TO THE FRONT PORCH, WHERE YOU CAN SIT & ENJOY NATURE IN YOUR PRIVATE BACKYARD WITH WATER-FRONTAGE ON BAKER POND INLET WHERE YOU CAN LAUNCH YOUR CANOE OR PADDLE BOAT FOR DIRECT ACCESS TO BAKER POND FISHING. THE HOUSE IS SET BACK FROM THE ROAD FOR YOUR FAMILY'S PRIVACY & SAFETY, WITH A LONG PAVED DRIVEWAY ON 1.78 ACRES SURROUNDED BY NATURE. NO PETS OR SMOKERS PLEASE. 1st, LAST & SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED UP FRONT. RENT PAYMENT SHOULD BE APPROX. 30% OF TOTAL MONTHLY INCOME
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