Bill Aibel | Cambridge Real Estate, Somerville Real Estate, Boston Real Estate, Newton Real Estate


As a home seller, you'll want to do whatever you can to prepare your residence for an open house. By doing so, you can transform your ordinary home into an exceptional one, thereby increasing the likelihood of making an unforgettable first impression on large groups of open house guests.

What does it take to get a residence ready for an open house? Here are three tips to help you update your home, and ultimately, host a memorable open house.

1. Declutter Your Home as Much as Possible

If your hallways, bedrooms and other home areas are loaded with clutter, now is the perfect time to get rid of various unnecessary items. That way, you can show off the true size and beauty of your living space.

For those who have antiques, photographs and other items they want to keep, it may be worthwhile to rent a storage unit. Or, friends and family members may be able to hold on to some of your belongings until you sell your house.

On the other hand, if there are items you need to eliminate immediately, you can always host a yard sale or list items online. You may be able to donate items that are in good condition to local charities as well.

2. Perform Home Exterior Maintenance

Let's face it – no one wants to buy a home with a messy front lawn or cracked siding. However, a home seller who allocates the necessary time and resources to identify home exterior issues can resolve such problems without delay.

Spend some time evaluating your house's exterior – you'll be glad you did. With a close look at your home's exterior, you can establish home maintenance priorities.

Then, get to work. Perform all necessary home exterior repairs, and you can boost your home's chances of making a positive first impression on homebuyers who visit during an open house.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to preparing for an open house, there's a lot to consider. Fortunately, a real estate agent can help you keep things in perspective and ensure your open house is an instant success.

A real estate agent will teach you everything you need to know about an open house. He or she will offer expert tips to help you get your residence ready for an open house, along with provide insights into what you should expect following the event's completion.

Of course, a real estate agent is happy to help you at each stage of the home selling journey too. This housing market professional will do whatever it takes to help you list a home, price it accordingly and promote it to the right groups of homebuyers consistently.

Make your open house a joyous occasion for both you and potential homebuyers. Use the aforementioned tips, and a home seller can revamp a house's interior and exterior and ensure a residence makes a long-lasting impression on homebuyers.



29 Vassal Ln, Cambridge, MA 02138

Multi-Family

$1,750,000
Price

3
Units
4,590
Approx. GLA
Attention Developers and Contractors. Massive triple decker (southwest facing) in a great West Cambridge neighborhood at the top of Vassal Lane near Huron Ave. Each floor has 1530 sq. ft. of living area with front and rear large porches. Impressive scale and proportions with all large rooms, 9 + foot ceiling height throughout, original period trim/moldings and very wide entry ways and staircases. The quality of the original construction (approx. 1914) and the "bones" and size of this building will make this a very worthy and special project for the next buyer. This will potentially be a complete gut renovation but will be well worth the effort. Hardwood floors, all gas systems, full unfinished basement (7'3" ceiling height), off street tandem parking (currently for 2 vehicles) and fantastic street presence will give the savvy buyer a head start on creating the gem this property could become. Priced well below the assessed value by the City of Cambridge and will be delivered vacant.
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Thursday
January 09 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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29 Vassal Ln, Cambridge, MA 02138

Multi-Family

$1,750,000
Price

3
Units
4,590
Approx. GLA
Attention Developers and Contractors. Massive triple decker (southwest facing) in a great West Cambridge neighborhood at the top of Vassal Lane near Huron Ave. Each floor has 1530 sq. ft. of living area with front and rear large porches. Impressive scale and proportions with all large rooms, 9 + foot ceiling height throughout, original period trim/moldings and very wide entry ways and staircases. The quality of the original construction (approx. 1914) and the "bones" and size of this building will make this a very worthy and special project for the next buyer. This will potentially be a complete gut renovation but will be well worth the effort. Hardwood floors, all gas systems, full unfinished basement (7'3" ceiling height), off street tandem parking (currently for 2 vehicles) and fantastic street presence will give the savvy buyer a head start on creating the gem this property could become. Priced well below the assessed value by the City of Cambridge and will be delivered vacant.
Open House
Thursday
January 09 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 29 Vassal Ln, Cambridge, MA 02138    Get Directions





29 Vassal Ln, Cambridge, MA 02138

Multi-Family

$1,750,000
Price

3
Units
4,590
Approx. GLA
Attention Developers and Contractors. Massive triple decker (southwest facing) in a great West Cambridge neighborhood at the top of Vassal Lane near Huron Ave. Each floor has 1530 sq. ft. of living area with front and rear large porches. Impressive scale and proportions with all large rooms, 9 + foot ceiling height throughout, original period trim/moldings and very wide entry ways and staircases. The quality of the original construction (approx. 1914) and the "bones" and size of this building will make this a very worthy and special project for the next buyer. This will potentially be a complete gut renovation but will be well worth the effort. Hardwood floors, all gas systems, full unfinished basement (7'3" ceiling height), off street tandem parking (currently for 2 vehicles) and fantastic street presence will give the savvy buyer a head start on creating the gem this property could become. Priced well below the assessed value by the City of Cambridge and will be delivered vacant.
Open House
Thursday
January 09 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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10 Banks St, Somerville, MA 02144

Condo

$725,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Incredible location!! Great opportunity to be on this prime street so close to both Davis and Porter Squares. This wonderful five room, two bedroom condo has character featuring high ceilings, original moldings, a stained glass window and hardwood floors throughout. Nicely updated fully applianced kitchen with in-unit laundry, tiled bathroom, mini split HVAC (four zones), all newer Harvey replacement windows and private basement storage. Exclusive use front and rear porches compliments a nice shared, landscaped backyard with patio and offers privacy from mature trees. 100% owner occupied and well run association. Rare, garage parking completes the perfect package! Proximity to the T stations, restaurants and shops all right there- a "Walker's and Biker's Paradise." Walk Score of 96, Bike Score of 97.
Open House
Thursday
December 05 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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