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Kate Hogan - Amherst MA Realtor




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If you're like most people who are beginning the process of putting their homes up for sale, you're probably aware of the concept of home staging. Home staging is a strategy used to present your home in a good light to prospective buyers by creating a warm, welcoming environment. Typical home staging techniques include burning scented candles, placing vases of fresh flowers in every room, and having something delicious and warm-from-the-oven in a conspicuous location on the kitchen counter. 

However, these strategies have become so overused that today's savvy homeowners are possibly immune — after all, when buyers see the same thing in every home they look at, the magic starts to wear thin. Fortunately, there are home staging techniques that transcend immunity.

Cultivate a Clean Scene 

Nothing takes the place of good old-fashioned cleanliness when it comes to impressing prospective homebuyers. Gleaming counters, spotless floors, and spic-and-span bathrooms are essential staging elements when trying to make your home as appealing to as many people as possible. Although this may seem obvious, many sellers are overlooking the impact that an impeccably clean home has in favor of traditional staging techniques. The home should also smell clean, but not in a way that indicates chemical cleaning agents. Try a light air freshener with minty notes about half an hour before prospective buyers are scheduled to arrive.

Kill Clutter

If you've lived in your home for any length of time, you've probably accumulated a bit of clutter that you may not notice anymore. Clearing it out not only gives you a head start on moving to your new home once your current one sells, but it also provides the kind of clean slate look that attracts buyers. You'll be amazed at the difference purging unwanted and unnecessary items and putting the rest in storage will make. You can also take this strategy one step further and completely move out before the home goes on the market.

Rent Furniture

Another benefit of moving out is that you can rent a few key pieces of top-quality furniture for the purpose of putting your home in its best possible light. You don't have to furnish the entire place — think striking, strategically placed statement pieces designed to spark the imaginations of potential buyers who are looking at the home.

Ready to make the move? Don't hesitate to contact me for more information on strategies designed to make your upcoming home sale go as quickly and smoothly as possible.



131 Rocky Hill Road, Hadley, MA 01035

Single-Family

$459,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Wonderful location in Hadley. Close to all area amenities, schools, and UMass. Beautifully maintained 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with landscaped yard, new deck, stone walkway, and large 2 car garage. Inside on the main floor you will find a wonderful open plan, spacious kitchen with granite counters, cherry cabinets, and a peninsula, perfect for entertaining and cooking, dining area with slider out to the new deck, living room with a cathedral ceiling and fireplace, 1st floor master bedroom with full bath/whirlpool tub, stand up shower and walk in closet, a half bath in the hall, and family room with custom built in bookshelves. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, a full bath, laundry, and plenty of closet space. The walk out basement is partially finished equipped with den, full bath, utility/storage space, and workshop. Natural Gas. Central AC. An excellent opportunity to own a spacious yet practical property in Hadley with low taxes. Come see it today!
Open House
Saturday
November 16 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 131 Rocky Hill Road, Hadley, MA 01035    Get Directions





305 Strong Street, Amherst, MA 01002

Single-Family

$389,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Close to town, with a rural feel, this multi-level home is unique with surprising space. Inviting, well cared for, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has wood floors, natural light and woodwork throughout. The spacious ½ acre lot offers privacy to enjoy the outdoors, perennial gardens, deck and large attached 2 car garage. On the main level a front entry to the living room with fireplace, dining room and kitchen complete the circle. A short walk to the upper level is a large master bedroom, attached full bath and two additional bedrooms. The kitchen overlooks the backyard and lower level family room, includes a woodstove, tiled floor and deck access. A separate entrance, adjacent mudroom and half bath complete this level. The basement is a bonus, finished for extra space and storage. Andersen windows, newer roof with gutter guards, rebuilt chimneys, whole house fan. There is much to appreciate and enjoy about this home and the location!
Open House
Sunday
October 27 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 305 Strong Street, Amherst, MA 01002    Get Directions

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131 Rocky Hill Road, Hadley, MA 01035

Single-Family

$475,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Wonderful location in Hadley. Close to all area amenities, schools, and UMass. Beautifully maintained 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with landscaped yard, new deck, stone walkway, and large 2 car garage. Inside on the main floor you will find a wonderful open plan, spacious kitchen with granite counters, cherry cabinets, and a peninsula, perfect for entertaining and cooking, dining area with slider out to the new deck, living room with a cathedral ceiling and fireplace, 1st floor master bedroom with full bath/whirlpool tub, stand up shower and walk in closet, a half bath in the hall, and family room with custom built in bookshelves. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, a full bath, laundry, and plenty of closet space. The walk out basement is partially finished equipped with den, full bath, utility/storage space, and workshop. Natural Gas. Central AC. An excellent opportunity to own a spacious yet practical property in Hadley with low taxes. Come see it today!
Open House
Saturday
October 19 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 131 Rocky Hill Road, Hadley, MA 01035    Get Directions





305 Strong Street, Amherst, MA 01002

Single-Family

$389,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Close to town, with a rural feel, this multi-level home is unique with surprising space. Inviting, well cared for, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has wood floors, natural light and woodwork throughout. The spacious ½ acre lot offers privacy to enjoy the outdoors, perennial gardens, deck and large attached 2 car garage. On the main level a front entry to the living room with fireplace, dining room and kitchen complete the circle. A short walk to the upper level is a large master bedroom, attached full bath and two additional bedrooms. The kitchen overlooks the backyard and lower level family room, includes a woodstove, tiled floor and deck access. A separate entrance, adjacent mudroom and half bath complete this level. The basement is a bonus, finished for extra space and storage. Andersen windows, newer roof with gutter guards, rebuilt chimneys, whole house fan. There is much to appreciate and enjoy about this home and the location!
Open House
Sunday
October 13 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 305 Strong Street, Amherst, MA 01002    Get Directions

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