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Posted by Colleen Griffin on 5/13/2019

An open house can have a significant impact on the property selling journey. As such, it is important for a property seller to allocate time and resources to prepare for an open house. If a seller plans for an open house, he or she may be able to boost the likelihood of a fast, profitable property selling experience.

Now, let's take a look at three things that every seller needs to know about open houses.

1. There is no shortage of open houses held on weekends in cities and towns nationwide.

Many open house events are held throughout the year in cities and towns across the country. These events commonly take place on weekends and enable sellers to showcase their residences to dozens of prospective buyers at the same time.

Ultimately, it is important to find ways to differentiate a home from the competition. If a seller can promote his or her residence to the right groups of potential buyers, this individual may be able to convince buyers to attend one open house over another.

2. An open house gives a seller a great opportunity to make a positive first impression on buyers.

As a seller, it is paramount to embrace the opportunity to connect with buyers. An open house allows a seller to do just that, as it ensures this individual can provide buyers with a stress-free opportunity to view his or her residence.

When it comes to getting ready for an open house, it generally is a good idea to clean both inside and out. Also, a seller should perform home repairs and remove home clutter. Because with a neat, tidy residence, a seller can make it easy for buyers to envision what life may be like if they decide to purchase a particular residence.

3. Every open house provides a seller with a valuable learning experience.

Regardless of how much a seller prepares for an open house, there is no telling how this event will turn out. However, a seller who sets realistic expectations for an open house can plan accordingly.

In the worst-case scenario, no buyers will attend an open house. If this happens, there is no need to worry. In fact, a seller can learn from the experience and use it to find new ways to promote his or her residence to prospective buyers going forward.

For those who need help selling a home, it may be beneficial to hire a real estate agent. In addition to helping you get your residence ready for an open house, a real estate agent will offer tips and guidance so you can achieve the optimal property selling results. Perhaps best of all, if you ever have concerns or questions during the home selling journey, a real estate agent is ready to address them at any time.

Streamline the home selling process Ė hire a real estate agent today, and you can receive comprehensive assistance as you navigate each stage of the property selling journey.





Posted by Colleen Griffin on 5/6/2019

If you work from home part or all of the time, chances are you have a specific place in your house where you go to work to be free from distraction.

Many people spend a lot of time thinking about the decor of their home office. They decide how much light they want to let in, what they need on their desk, and which distractions to keep out of the room entirely.

Surprisingly few people, however, consider the ergonomics of their home office.

What is ergonomics?

Simply stated, ergonomics is the study of peopleís efficiency in the workplace. When it comes to office work or working at home, that means studying things like posture, desk height, eye strain, and much more.

In this article, weíll talk about some ways you can improve the ergonomics of your home office to prevent injury and to make your office a more productive and less stressful place to work.

Choosing a desk chair

Letís begin with one of the most common complaints in offices and home offices around the world: chairs.

You could spend several hundred dollars on an ergonomic office chair. But in reality it only needs to meet a few criteria that you can often find in inexpensive computer chairs. When buying a chair, look for the following:

  • Lower back support what will help you keep a straight spine

  • Adjustable heights for the chair, the backrest, and the arm rests

  • A firm, but comfortable cushion that you wonít slide down on

Picking the right desk

The most important ergonomic factor of a desk is that you can easily fit your legs under it and donít have to crane over it to write.

Regardless of where you keep your keyboard, it will help if your arms can fall on it naturally and at a close to ninety-degree angle.

Screen height and distance

The vast majority of work performed at home is done with the use of a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet.

Ideally, the height of your screen should be adjusted so that you can view it straight on, and not have to look down or up at it. This will help protect your neck from strain.

For eye strain, itís a good idea to keep the monitor a couple feet from your eyes and to adjust the brightness so that itís easy to read but not too bright.

The best thing you can do to avoid headaches and eye strain is to set reminders for yourself to look away from the screen every twenty minutes or so or get up and go for a walk.

Take more breaks

Speaking of taking breaks; sitting in one position for too long can contribute to muscle and joint pain. If youíre working at home, it should be easy to get up and stretch or move around every half hour or so.

You donít have to take a long break; even a minute or two is sufficient enough to help take the strain off of your tired eyes and stiff back and neck.




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Posted by Colleen Griffin on 5/1/2019

This Single-Family in Worcester, MA recently sold for $286,900. This Colonial style home was sold by Colleen Griffin - RE/MAX Vision.


57 Tatman, Worcester, MA 01607

Single-Family

$279,900
Price
$286,900
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
***New Construction*** 45 Days to Completion*** This Incredible Home Features Open Floor Plan. Living Room Dinning Room and Kitchen with Hardwood Floors throughout! Spectacular Kitchen with Upgraded Cabinetry, Appliances Buyers choice of Stainless Steel or Black Appliances and Gleaming Granite Counter Tops. 3 Very Large Bedrooms with Generous Closet Space, Large Bathrooms and Finished Lower Level with additional Half Bath!. Garage Door Opener, Insulated Garage Door, Energy Efficient, 2 x 6 Construction, Upgraded On Demand Hot Water, Central Heat & Air and 10 x 12 Decks. Large Level Rear Yard and Located on a Dead End Street this home Packed with Upgrades!

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Posted by Colleen Griffin on 4/30/2019


82 Morningside Rd, Worcester, MA 01602

West Side

Single-Family

$199,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
***Back on the Market! Buyer Could Not Perform***Offer Dead Line for Highest and Best is Wed May 1st , 8pm***New Listing***Fabulous West Side Colonial Priced to Sell**** Open House this Sunday April 7th, noon-1:30 ~ Updated Roof ~ Updated Electrical ~ Updated Gas Heating System & Water Heater ~ Updated Bathrooms ~ Updated Kitchen with Granite Counter Tops & Stainless Steel Appliances ~Dining Room with Built-Ins ~ Front to Back Living Room with Fireplace ~ ~ Gleaming Hardwood Flooring ~ Vinyl Windows ~ Large Exterior Patio Great for Entertaining and additional Green Space for Outdoor Activities****
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Colleen Griffin on 4/29/2019


82 Morningside Rd, Worcester, MA 01602

West Side

Single-Family

$199,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
***Open House this Sat & Sunday May 4th & 5th 11:30-1:30pm***New Listing***Fabulous West Side Colonial Priced to Sell**** Open House this Sunday April 7th, noon-1:30 ~ Updated Roof ~ Updated Electrical ~ Updated Gas Heating System & Water Heater ~ Updated Bathrooms ~ Updated Kitchen with Granite Counter Tops & Stainless Steel Appliances ~Dining Room with Built-Ins ~ Front to Back Living Room with Fireplace ~ ~ Gleaming Hardwood Flooring ~ Vinyl Windows ~ Large Exterior Patio Great for Entertaining and additional Green Space for Outdoor Activities
Open House
Saturday
May 04 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
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