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If you have been looking for homes online for some time, you may be tired of viewing them on a screen. While online home searches are helpful and a perfect starting point for finding a home, you need to see a home to get a feel for it. Whether you are attending open houses or have set up private showings with your real estate agent, there are certain things that you can do to make the most of touring potential homes. You only have a limited amount of time to see a home. Your agent won’t wait around for you all day while you explore every nook of a house and people still live in the house. There’s a good chance someone may need to come back in at some point! Read on for tips on how to use your time and resources wisely when it comes to searching for a home to buy.


Don’t Waste Time


First, you should select the right homes to view. Don’t waste your time looking at properties that you can’t afford or aren’t the right size for you. From your online search, make a list of properties you’d like to see in person. You can narrow down your search quickly by doing the following:


Carefully read property details

Check out the photos of the home in detail

Find out from your realtor if there are any comparable properties for sale


Know What You Can Afford


If you can’t afford a property, don’t waste your time looking at it. Be realistic in your home search, finding the properties that will suit your needs and your budget. Remember that many factors go into a listing price for a home including the location, the size of the house, the neighborhood, the amenities, and more. The bottom line is to stick with homes that fall in your budget to make your search much more manageable.


Work With Your Realtor To Schedule Home Showings


Make use of your agent. They can schedule private showings for you or alert you to upcoming open houses. You can send your agent a handful of listings that you’re interested in, and they can make a schedule for you to maximize your time seeing properties in specific locations.


Hiring a real estate agent is an essential step in buying a home. They can help you to find and view the properties that could potentially come your next home.    




373 Hill Road, Franklin, NH 03235

Single-Family

$249,900
Price

4
Bedrooms
7
Rooms
1
Baths
This one is show stopper! A spacious 4 bedroom cape on just under 2 acres has been updated throughout. Brand new kitchen with granite countertops, ample cabinet space and upgraded appliances, no need for a magnet note pad when your refrigerator can order right from Amazon! The bathroom is beautiful with custom ceramic tile! Along with the cosmetic work the majors are brand new as well. NEW ROOF, NEW FURNACE, NEW WATER HEATER, NEW WIRING... and a NEW 4-BEDROOM SEPTIC! Agent related to seller.
Open House
Saturday
January 18 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 373 Hill Road, Franklin, NH 03235    Get Directions





373 Hill Road, Franklin, NH 03235

Single-Family

$259,900
Price

4
Bedrooms
7
Rooms
1
Baths
This one is show stopper! A spacious 4 bedroom cape on just under 2 acres has been updated throughout. Brand new kitchen with granite countertops, ample cabinet space and upgraded appliances, no need for a magnet note pad when your refrigerator can order right from Amazon! The bathroom is beautiful with custom ceramic tile! Along with the cosmetic work the majors are brand new as well. NEW ROOF, NEW FURNACE, NEW WATER HEATER, NEW WIRING... and a NEW 4-BEDROOM SEPTIC! Agent related to seller.
Open House
Saturday
January 11 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 373 Hill Road, Franklin, NH 03235    Get Directions




If you have hired a realtor to help you sell your home, you have already taken care of a good amount of the job that needs to be done to get the home sold at the right price. There is one important thing that you need to tend to as a seller- that’s getting your home ready to be shown. Once the home is on the market, your realtor will work with you to schedule open houses and times for the home to be shown privately. Whether you only have a few hours or a day or two to prepare for a home showing, there are a few certain areas that you need to tend to in order to help your home appear clean and tidy to impress buyers. 


Sweep Up


It doesn’t take very long to sweep down your hardwood and tile floors. After you do this, run over the floors with a mop to remove any stains that may be present on the floor. 


The Dust Rag Is Your Friend


If you have time, you can do a deep clean of your home. It also doesn’t take a long time to go over the surfaces of your home with a duster. Getting up the dust will not only make your home smell fresher, but it will appear cleaner as well. 


Make The Beds


Your mother told you for years that you need to make your bed in the mornings. She was right. Beds that have been made look much more presentable and homey than rooms with bedding strewn around. If your bedding is looking less than inviting and you have some time before your showing, you may want to pick up some new bedding. The small details are so important when it comes to selling your home, and making the home look inviting is one of them.       


Clear The Clutter Out


Whether it’s piles of clothes on the floor, dirty dishes in the sink, or papers on the counters, clean it up! While you want to give prospective home buyers an idea of what it’s like to live in a place, the home doesn’t need to look “lived in.” Try and get rid of the personal traces that you leave behind as you prepare to sell your home. As a bonus, you should also make sure the trash is empty and fresh. 


Vacuum The Rugs


Running a vacuum over your rugs can really help to freshen the home. If you have pets, this will help remove the odor that animals leave behind. It will also provide a fresh surface for anyone who is touring your home to walk on. 


Turn On The Lights


When you leave the house for a showing or open house, definitely make sure that all of the shades are open and the lights are on. A bright home is an inviting home.      


 



294 Lower Bay Road, Sanbornton, NH 03269

Single-Family

$314,900
Price

3
Bedrooms
7
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
An absolutely lovely country style custom built cape!! Situated on a corner lot with just under two acres. Sitting on your back deck; enjoy the view of the pond, in the summer time the lily pads bloom with pink and white flowers. Or relax on the front covered porch and soak up the seasonal mountain view or the beautiful perennial garden cascading down the stairway and rock walls. As you walk through the front door you'll first notice rustic exposed beams, a gas burning fireplace, as well as the open concept living space. The living room opens up to a formal dining area and eat-in kitchen, including a an island with additional storage. Gorgeous maple cabinetry, stainless steal appliances, and a cozy breakfast nook with a perfect view of the pond. A very spacious master suite is down the hall, across from the guest bath with enclosed laundry area. Up the stairway are two bedrooms, with vaulted ceilings, that span front to back on either side of the hallway. In addition, the finished basement offers more living space to create a family room, office space, or a game room. This stunning home is an ABSOLUTE MUST SEE. Showings are delayed until 11/8/2019.
Open House
Friday
November 08 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Location: 294 Lower Bay Road, Sanbornton, NH 03269    Get Directions






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