Susan Callahan | Billerica MA Real Estate, Chelmsford MA Real Estate, Nashua NH Real Estate


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If a stranger were to knock on your door and ask to come in, you’d likely say no. Yet when you’re showing your house, this is exactly what you’re doing. You’ll let stranger after stranger come in to tour the home and see if it’s a good fit for their needs. So how can you ensure your home is safe? These home security steps will ensure you can safely show your home with minimal risk.

1. Always Use an Agent

Always use an agent to help sell the home. This will ensure someone is in the home when it is being shown. While some buyers try to sell on their own, this opens you up to showing the home without anyone else around, which is potentially dangerous. Using an agent ensures someone is always with the buyer when they tour the home.

2. Keep It About Business

If you are in the home when potential buyers come through, don’t fear small talk, but be careful. Keep the talk simple and related to the home and its features. Do not divulge too much personal information about yourself or your family. Remember, this person is a stranger.

3. Confirm the Identity of Buyer’s Agents

If someone calls you or your agent claiming to be a real estate agent who wants to see the house, do some research. Your agent would be able to verify that the person is, in fact, an agent. If you cannot find a record of them, do not open your home to them.

4. Hide Your Valuables

Hide your valuables before any showings or open houses. You don’t want potential buyers to grab your favorite pearl earrings as they go through your bedroom to tour the home. As you’re hiding valuables, consider hiding your prescription medications. Unfortunately, some prescriptions are high theft items, and you need your medications for your own health. Consider investing in a small safe to stash these items before you start showing your house.

5. Stash Your Remotes

Do you have a garage door remote? Don’t leave it out! A potential buyer could pocket it and return later to rob your home or your garage. Keep all keys, remotes, and fobs with you when you leave for the showing, or store them out of sight if you are staying in the home for the showing.

Opening your door to strangers is part of the process when you’re showing your home, but you do have to be smart about it. Take these ideas into consideration, and do what you can to protect your home and your family while you’re in the selling process.


For homebuyers who want to do everything possible to discover their dream residences, it generally is a good idea to attend open houses. These events make it simple to analyze residences and determine whether they match or surpass your expectations.

Ultimately, there are many reasons to attend an open house, and these include:

1. You can get a first-hand look at a home.

A home listing often provides a great starting point for homebuyers. However, a listing alone fails to empower buyers with the information that they need to fully analyze a house.

By attending an open house, you can get an up-close look at a residence. An open house allows you to walk around a home and view each section of a residence at your convenience. Plus, an open house usually is stress-free, and if you don't like a residence after the event, you can simply continue your search for your dream home.

2. You can receive comprehensive home insights.

During an open house, you can gain home insights that you may struggle to obtain in a home listing. Therefore, homebuyers may want to prepare a list of questions before they attend an open house to ensure they can obtain deep insights into a home's condition.

Moreover, an open house may help you determine whether there is substantial or minimal interest in a residence. If an open house is attended by dozens of potential buyers, you may need to act quickly to submit an offer to secure this residence. Comparatively, if you are the only person to attend an open house, you may be better equipped than ever before to negotiate a home's price with a seller.

3. You can envision what life might be like if you purchase a residence.

When it comes to deciding whether a home is right for you, attending an open house is paramount. In fact, an open house enables you to envision what life may be like if you purchase a residence. And if you feel comfortable with a home after you attend an open house, you can always submit an offer to help transform your homeownership dream into a reality.

If you plan to attend open houses in the foreseeable future, there is no reason to attend these events alone. Fortunately, real estate agents are available who can help you prepare for open houses and ensure you can discover your dream residence.

A real estate agent is a housing market expert who can teach you everything you need to know about buying a home. This housing market professional first will learn about your homebuying goals and craft a personalized homebuying strategy. Then, a real estate agent will keep you up to date about open houses, offer homebuying insights and do everything possible to help you find a home that you can enjoy for years to come.

Reach out to a real estate agent today. By doing so, you can start attending open houses and boost the likelihood of a successful homebuying experience.



34 Bridle Path Way, Tyngsborough, MA 01879

Single-Family

$1,100,000
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Huge Price Reduction!! Escape to a private and tucked away estate Sprawling Custom built home has to offer starting w/ its size - 8398 sq. ft. of living area 3 Car Garage, Gated Entrance off Cul de sac road, Circular driveway, Ornate Portico situated on 3.08 beautifully landscaped and wooded acres.Timeless design and craftsmanship greet you thru out home w/ built in cabinetry, leaded glass, & gorgeous fireplaces. The generously appointed study, formal liv. rm and formal dining rm offer lots of opportunity to relax or entertain. Cabinet packed kitchen w/ fireplace is open to family room w/ fireplace, wet bar & entrance to the Sunlit conservatory offering year round enjoyment! Grand Foyer w/ stunning Arched Stairway to second level where you find the Master with adjoining Sitting rm and exquisitely designed M bath + Jacuzzi, shower, 2 walk in closets. Two more BR + Flex Rm + 2 more full baths complete 2nd level. Enjoy Huge Bonus space on 3rd level w / bar - Amazing!
Open House
Sunday
November 03 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 34 Bridle Path Way, Tyngsborough, MA 01879    Get Directions





34 Bridle Path Way, Tyngsborough, MA 01879

Single-Family

$1,100,000
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Huge Price Reduction!! Escape to a private and tucked away estate Sprawling Custom built home has to offer starting w/ its size - 8398 sq. ft. of living area 3 Car Garage, Gated Entrance off Cul de sac road, Circular driveway, Ornate Portico situated on 3.08 beautifully landscaped and wooded acres.Timeless design and craftsmanship greet you thru out home w/ built in cabinetry, leaded glass, & gorgeous fireplaces. The generously appointed study, formal liv. rm and formal dining rm offer lots of opportunity to relax or entertain. Cabinet packed kitchen w/ fireplace is open to family room w/ fireplace, wet bar & entrance to the Sunlit conservatory offering year round enjoyment! Grand Foyer w/ stunning Arched Stairway to second level where you find the Master with adjoining Sitting rm and exquisitely designed M bath + Jacuzzi, shower, 2 walk in closets. Two more BR + Flex Rm + 2 more full baths complete 2nd level. Enjoy Huge Bonus space on 3rd level w / bar - Amazing!
Open House
Sunday
October 20 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 34 Bridle Path Way, Tyngsborough, MA 01879    Get Directions





2 Corey Hill Road, Brookline, NH 03033

Single-Family

$600,000
Price

11
Rooms
5
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
A thriving equestrian facility perfect for the entrepreneur or country loving horse home owner! Spacious 11 Rm Garrison, 4 bed, 2 baths, Eat-In Kitchen with updated appliances, Dining rm, Fireplaced family rm, Sunroom, Deck and 1 car Garage under. Private Attached In-law Apartment is perfect for extended family - Kitchen, Living Rm, 1 bed, Bath, Laundry rm, Separate Utilities. This Unique Property offers a Bright Indoor Riding Arena- 140' x 70' & New energy efficient LED Lighting thru out. Geo-Thermal Textile Footing enhanced with Foam in 2019 to accommodate all Disciplines. Heated and Air Conditioned Viewing room. The two attached barns with 16 stalls, 2 heated tack rms, Connecting Feed rm, Shower stall with Hot and Cold Water Plus Hay loft. Brand new roof on all barns 2019! Outside you can find a Riding ring, 11 Paddocks. manure dock & Detached garage! Home is situated on 4 plus acres & located close to the town center! Property has access to 60+ Hollis/Brookline Multi Use Trails
Open House
Sunday
October 13 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
This property has lots to offer. Barns and Indoor Riding Arena, Large Garrison with In Law Apartment - Separate Utilities! Detached Garage Hope to see you there!
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Location: 2 Corey Hill Road, Brookline, NH 03033    Get Directions






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