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A home showing enables a property buyer to get an up-close look at a residence. After a showing, a property buyer can determine whether a house matches his or her expectations. And if a property buyer likes a house, he or she may be ready to take the next step in the homebuying journey.

Ultimately, a showing is crucial for a property buyer. And if you fail to plan accordingly for a home showing, you risk missing out on the opportunity to identify your ideal residence. Lucky for you, we're here to help you get ready for a house showing and ensure you can use this opportunity to your advantage.

Let's take a look at three tips to help you prepare for a house showing.

1. Create a Checklist

You may have already learned about a home from a listing. However, there is only so much information available in a home listing. But if you craft a checklist prior to a house showing, you'll be better equipped than ever before to get the insights you need to determine if a home is right for you.

Include any questions you have about a home in your house showing checklist. Also, you may want to include areas of a home you want to review during a showing in your checklist.

2. Give Yourself Plenty of Time

There is no reason to rush through a home showing. Because if you fail to allocate the proper amount of time to conduct a showing, you may struggle to obtain the insights you need to make an informed decision about a house.

Clear your schedule for at least an hour before and after a showing – you'll be glad you did. This should give you sufficient time to arrive at a home and take an in-depth look at all areas of the property.

Of course, if you find that one home showing is insufficient, there is no need to stress. You can always schedule a follow-up showing to further review a residence.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent can teach you everything you need to know about buying a house. Plus, he or she can help you get the most out of any home showing, at any time.

Typically, a real estate agent will attend a house showing with you. He or she can provide home insights as you walk around a residence and respond to your property buying concerns or questions. In addition, a real estate agent is happy to provide homebuying recommendations and suggestions. And if you're ready to submit an offer to purchase a home following a showing, a real estate agent can help you do just that.

As you get set to attend a home showing, you should prepare as much as you can. Thanks to the aforementioned tips, you can get ready for a home showing and use this opportunity to decide whether a particular residence will be able to serve you well for years to come.


This Single-Family in Danvers, MA recently sold for $519,900. This Colonial style home was sold by Pam Spiros - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


13 Bates Street, Danvers, MA 01923

Danversport

Single-Family

$519,900
Price
$519,900
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Lovely 4 bedroom Colonial located in Danversport with views of Crane River - just open the windows and enjoy the breeze! You will love entertaining with the kitchen, dining and living room open concept. The living room is bright and airy with double sliders leading to deck, hardwood floors and ceiling fans and is open to the kitchen and dining room also with hardwood floors. The front to back family room is cozy with a fireplace and recessed lighting. Convenient first floor full bath. The master bedroom is good size with ceiling fan and lots of windows to enjoy river views! Three additional bedroom and oversize full bath with soaking tub and glass shower stall. Spend your summer days in the fenced yard with hot tub, fire pit and deck. The basement has a finished room with bar, perfect man cave! Conveniently located with easy access to highways, marinas, shopping and schools.

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37 High Street, Danvers, MA 01923

Condo

$219,900
Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Centrally located in downtown Danvers, this updated one bedroom unit is spacious and located off the main street. Lots of windows allowing plenty of natural light, spacious bedroom with large closet, full updated bath and nice white kitchen with dining area. Close to downtown shopping, dining, malls and major routes. Low fees, 12 units in complex. This unit has extra storage in basement, free laundry in building and parking. Newer hot water tank, laminate flooring and disposal. Perfect for first time home buyer or downsizing.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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This Single-Family in Peabody, MA recently sold for $680,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Pam Spiros - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


26 Emily Lane, Peabody, MA 01960

West Peabody

Single-Family

$699,900
Price
$680,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
LOCATION! LOCATION! Goodale Farms ! Beautiful 4 bedroom Colonial located in Peabody's PREMIER Location. Home features fireplace living room with hardwood floors and crown molding, formal Dining Room with wainscotting and french doors to spacious kitchen with granite counters, cherry cabinets, island, SS appliances and separate dining area. Master bedroom has full bath and walk in closet, 3 more bedrooms, and a full bath finish the second floor. Lower level has family room with tiled floor and great storage. There is a mud room as you enter from 2 car garage and first floor laundry with half bath. Slider from kitchen leads to deck overlooking private back yard abutting Conservation Land. Many updates such as new siding, roof and gutters in 2012,, energy windows 2009 (life time warranty), heat 2016 and condenser 2017. Home is in pristine condition!! Rare opportunity to live in Peabody's most sought after neighborhood.!!!

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This is the age-old interior design question that keeps coming back. Moreover, the answer will never be to simply declare one superior to the other. The question needs to be dissected from several angles; where is the house situated, how long do you intend the flooring to last? How much are you ready to spend on maintenance of the floor? There is also the little matter of personal taste. 

Solid wood flooring is better when…

  • You want that eye-catching natural look to go with a rustic or modern theme.
  • You want an economical choice but still want a decent, homely look.
  • You live in an area with colder temperatures for most of the year. Hardwood floors are better at retaining heat than porcelain or ceramic tiles. Over and above you and your family's feet, you should consider your pets, which spend more time on the floor than you. 
  • You need a floor that is easier on the foot. In addition to losing heat quicker, porcelain tiles are harder on the soles of your feet, and on your back by extension.
  • You don't mind the noise of feet slamming onto floorboards. 

Ceramic/porcelain tiles are better when…

  • You are a resident of California or any other locality where it's mostly hot all the time. Such flooring is cooler to step on.
  • You want a floor that is easy to keep clean and maintain. Solid wood floors, especially if not well finished, can be tricky to clean. They may also be affected by changes in temperature and develop problems when exposed to moisture. Not to mention the fact that such floors are more easily disfigured by scratching or spills. This may require you to refinish your floor several times. 
  •  You want more variety to choose from. Much as you can have solid wood flooring in a variety of widths and stains, you will get far greater variety when shopping for tiles. You can even get ceramic tiles that are textured to look like wood flooring.
  • You have people with allergy issues living with you. Wood flooring tends to retain dust and other allergens, whereas ceramic, and porcelain tiles don't.
  • You don't mind the hardness and attendant discomfort of tiled floors when you stand on them for long.

Speak to a professional contractor about the advantages and disadvantages of both kinds of flooring before you make up your mind.