Erin Callahan | Holyoke Real Estate, South Hadley Real Estate, Northampton Real Estate


Ready to sell your condo? Ultimately, listing a condo can be simple, particularly for condo sellers who plan ahead.

Now, let's take a look at three questions that condo owners need to consider before listing their properties.

1. What do I need to do to sell my condo?

Condo rules and regulations vary. As such, you should consult with your homeowners' association (HOA) to find out if there are any requirements related to selling your condo.

For example, an HOA may require a new property buyer to receive HOA board approval to purchase a condo in a particular community. Or, if you have outstanding condo fees, you probably will need to pay off these charges before you can sell your property.

2. How much is my condo worth?

Although your condo community likely hires landscapers to help keep your property looking great, it is important to understand that a condo's interior plays an important role in the property's value. Thus, you should allocate the necessary time and resources to upgrade your condo's interior. This will enable you to improve your condo's interior and help it stand out to property buyers, thereby increasing the likelihood of a quick condo sale.

In addition, completing a property appraisal usually is an excellent idea. A property appraiser will inspect your condo and evaluate various housing market data to help you pinpoint the value of your residence. Then, you can obtain a property valuation that can help you establish a competitive price for your condo.

3. Do I need to hire a real estate agent?

When it comes to selling a condo, it often pays to hire a real estate agent. However, it is important to note that no two real estate agents are identical, and you should try to find a real estate agent who possesses extensive condo selling expertise.

Let's face it – a condo is very different from a house. A condo owner does not have to worry about property exterior maintenance in the same way that a homeowner does. Conversely, a condo owner must follow HOA requirements; otherwise, this property owner may face steep penalties.

A real estate agent with condo selling expertise understands the pros and cons of owning a condo. Therefore, this housing market professional knows how to work with condo sellers and ensure these individuals can achieve their desired results.

Typically, a real estate agent will meet with a condo owner and learn about his or her property selling goals. After the meeting, a real estate agent will help a condo owner map out a successful condo selling journey.

Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent with condo selling expertise is ready to respond to a property seller's concerns and questions. This housing market professional also will go above and beyond the call of duty to exceed a condo seller's expectations.

Take the guesswork out of selling your condo – consider the aforementioned questions, and you can speed up the property selling process.



6 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778

Condo

$425,000
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Your future is bright at The Residences at Traditions, a 55+ condo community on a peaceful dead end street in beautiful Wayland. This two bedroom unit is so spacious and bright. A private deck right off the living room allows one to enjoy the tree lined lot without even leaving the unit. The master bedroom is cozy and large with ample closet space and a gorgeous, updated master bath that includes double sinks and a beautiful custom tile walk in shower. Updated kitchen includes quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances plus a clean subway backsplash and updated light fixtures. In unit washer and dryer. Deeded garage space closest to the elevator. Condo fees include heating and cooling. Storage space in basement can keep all your seasonal items safe and out of sight. This condo is a must see!
Open House
Sunday
February 23 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 6 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778    Get Directions




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Porch lighting is an essential part of a home's curb appeal. It offers much more than help navigating in the dark or a pretty accent for your front door. A brightly lit porch can enhance security and also save you money on your energy bill.

Where will you place it?

The location of your porch light helps you choose the right fixture. When updating an existing light, your choices may be limited if you don’t want to relocate your electricity or create additional patching or painting tasks. If your project is bigger or you are starting from scratch, your options are unlimited. In addition to the traditional placement on either side of the door, porch lights can be hung from above or be installed on posts.

What is the style of your home?

The architecture of your home also dictates the kind of fixture you should choose. If your home does not have any defining characteristics, your style is all you need. Porchlights can be found in several styles and designs with modern, casual and traditional options widely available. Consider a traditional style for a colonial home or a rustic fixture for a log cabin.

What is the size of your entry door?

The size of your porch light should balance with the size of your door. For example, if you have a standard-size door of six-feet eight-inches, it is recommended that your porch light be between 5 and 9 inches wide. A porch light that is 10 to 12 inches wide will balance with an eight-foot door. Choose the same or similar widths when installing multiple fixtures.

What are the features?

Motion sensitive porch lights feature a built-in sensor that turns on the light when a person or pet moves into the range of the sensor. A daylight sensitive light has a timer that automatically turns on the lights at dusk. Most decorative porch lights feature built-in dusk to dawn photoelectric eyes, which means you won't need to think about turning on the porch light. 

If you want a bright porch light, check the wattage recommendations for the fixture you’re considering. Do not exceed the fixture's wattage as this could cause damage. Replace your incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs or outdoor-rated compact fluorescent bulbs.

Installing the right porch light can add charm to your home and significantly boost your curb appeal. If you need guidance or installation assistance, ask your realtor for recommended lighting professionals or contractors to help with your project.



221 Walnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040

Single-Family

$204,900
Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Need a big house at a great price? This is the one. This 5 bedroom, two and half bath colonial with first floor laundry has everything! Updated kitchen with huge island, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances. First floor master with tandem closet and master bath (walk in shower.) Half bath off kitchen and living room has washer and dryer hookups. Completely rewired with new light fixtures! Replacement windows on 1st and second floor. New Roof. New Boiler. New back deck!! New vanities. New toilets. Refinshed hardwood floors! High ceilings soak the house in light. Original staircase has breathtaking intricacies. Premium off street parking for 4 cars. 2 car garage and alley way access. Don't just drive by! Come inside and see what you can do with all this space!
Open House
Sunday
February 16 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 221 Walnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040    Get Directions

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221 Walnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040

Single-Family

$204,900
Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Need a big house at a great price? This is the one. This 5 bedroom, two and half bath colonial with first floor laundry has everything! Updated kitchen with huge island, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances. First floor master with tandem closet and master bath (walk in shower.) Half bath off kitchen and living room has washer and dryer hookups. Completely rewired with new light fixtures! Replacement windows on 1st and second floor. New Roof. New Boiler. New back deck!! New vanities. New toilets. Refinshed hardwood floors! High ceilings soak the house in light. Original staircase has breathtaking intricacies. Premium off street parking for 4 cars. 2 car garage and alley way access. Don't just drive by! Come inside and see what you can do with all this space!
Open House
Sunday
February 16 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 221 Walnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040    Get Directions

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