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Marlboro Buyer Looking at Homes Advice

Scheduling and viewing properties may be somewhat cumbersome. There are different things to consider when selecting properties, prior to visiting, and during property tours. The Marlboro buyer looking at homes advice below can help make the process less cumbersome.

Choosing Options

Keep In Mind Your Price Range

It can be heart breaking to see homes that are out of your price range. This will also waste considerable time and energy. Get a loan pre-approval and know what you can purchase before scheduling showings. This is probably the most important thing to keep in mind for Marlboro buyers looking at homes.

Consider the Features

Create a wish list with things that are necessary versus those that are desired but not critical. Keep in mind that no property may contain everything on your list and that you may need to identify amenities that you can live without. Ask your real estate professional for advice on what different amenities may cost or are usually offered in homes within your price range. Things like carpet, paint colors, appliances etc can be easily changed. So, if a house has pretty much everything you are looking for but just not the hardwood floors you would have liked, or has paint that is not up to your liking – you may still want to consider making an offer on it. Ask your agent on what you can expect in homes in your price range.  Knowing this information prior to showings will help make the process more efficient.

Research and Planning


Glance through virtual tours of homes on the Internet ahead of time and eliminate ones that off the bat do not match your criteria. Think about driving by the homes ahead of time. Understand different areas. In markets with many available options, narrowing down options will make the time spent seeing homes in-person more efficient. To make sure you don’t miss out on your perfect home, focusing on the homes and neighborhoods that are a good match for you is critical especially in this market when nice homes, which are priced right are getting offers on the very first day of being listed.

Seeing Homes Back-to-Back

Make good use of your time by combining visits to multiple properties back to back. Your real estate representative will decide the right order for viewing them based on the seller’s availability. Try not to be too ambitious as you can get information overload. Try to limit the number of homes to 3-5 per showing.

What to Do During Visits

Marlboro buyer looking at homes advice would not be complete without guidance for during and after showings. If you immediately realize that you do not like a property, do not waste any additional time seeing it. This allows you to spend additional time in homes that you do like. Write down your thoughts during or shortly after viewing a listing. List items that you liked and did not like. These personal notes may help may help refresh your memory later. It is not necessary to see and remember every aspect of a property in one visit. Use first showings to narrow down your list and return for second visits for top choices. You may catch different things upon seeing a listing a second time or at a different time of day.

More Marlboro Buyer Looking at Homes Advice

Real estate professionals know the area and understand how to best arrange property visits. Choose a broker that fits your needs and rely on that agent to guide you through the process. For additional information, please contact Sujatha Bhaskara at Keller Williams Realty by calling 732-319-1340 or by emailing at sbhaskara@optonline.net.  For more information on what’s happening in the Marlboro, NJ real estate market, sign up to become a Marlboro Market Insider today!


Staging your Marlboro Home to sell

Staging a Marlboro home for sale may not be rocket science — but doing it well does require the ability to step outside yourself to picture what will most appeal to potential buyers. Our first instinct is to set up our home exactly as we like to see it, but that’s not how the professional stagers do it.

When you think of the way a model home looks, you begin to get the picture: they are always pleasantly neutral. Sort of boring, actually. Always. It must work!
Marlboro Summit -Sujatha Bhaskara Keller William Realty

Once you’ve listed your Marlboro home, there are some very common home staging pitfalls to avoid. First and foremost, as much as possible, pack up things that attract attention. You want Buyers to focus on your family room and not on the pictures or trophies in the family room, or the kids’ art projects in the den.

Home staging is not synonymous with redecorating. Often, sweeping renovations wind up being a money-throw that’s never returned. In home staging as in most activities you undertake in selling your Marlboro home, consult with your Realtor® partner: some times simply lowering your asking price even part of the amount you would have spent will get the job done – and faster, especially if the home needs major renovations!

This fall, as you do a first walkthrough to consider your Marlboro home staging approach, start by opening all curtains and blinds. The reason? Home staging is most successful when the rooms are filled with light. If potential buyers walk in the door and see a dark or dimly lit room, that’s a house that looks far less appealing – especially as we go through the Daylight Savings months. So throw the blinds open, turn all the lights on, and you’ll see what your prospects will be seeing.

Taking the prospects’ view is what home staging is all about. And when you are looking for an agent to help you sell your house successfully I am there and ready to put a plan to work for you!

For additional information, please contact Sujatha Bhaskara at Keller Williams Realty by calling 732-319-1340 or by emailing at sbhaskara@optonline.net. Receive a custom evaluation for your home, including comparisons to other homes that have recently sold in Marlboro or are on the market and learn more about successfully positioning your Marlboro, NJ property to sell in a short time frame. For more information on what’s happening in the Marlboro, NJ real estate market, sign up to become a Marlboro Market Insider today!