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Posted by Poirier Realty on 1/15/2019

Making an offer on a home youíd love to buy is arguably the most stressful part of the buying process. Youíll be worrying about making the right offer, whether youíve presented yourself in the best possible light, and just how much competition youíre up against.

Today weíre going to help you alleviate that anxiety by giving you the most common real estate offer mistakes to avoid, and show you how you can increase your chances of getting the perfect home for you.

1. Do your research on the house

You have a lot of research to do before making an offer on a home. Youíll want to know the price the home formerly sold for and improvements that have been made and that will need to be made if you move in.

It also helps to know the sellerís situation. Are they on a deadline and moving out-of-state? If so, they might be tempted to take one of the earlier offers they receive.

2. Know your own financial limits

Before you ever make an offer youíll need to know how much you can spend. This isnít just a matter of offering the maximum amount youíre preapproved for. Youíll have to factor in moving expenses, final payments on your last rent or mortgage, changes in utility costs, and more.

3. Donít offer your full preapproval amount

Sellers who know that youíve offered your maximum preapproval amount may be wary of selling since they know you lack room to negotiate your budget and therefore might have a higher chance of backing out of the offer. They might favor other buyers who have room to negotiate and account for unexpected changes in their budget or of rising interest rates.

4. Avoid aggressive negotiation

We know the stakes are high for everyone involved in making a real estate deal. However, sellers are more likely to accept the offer of someone they trust and like over someone who seems to be trying to gain leverage.

Always be cordial with your offers and support them with numbers--explain to the seller why you chose the number you did, so that they can understand your reasoning.

5. Donít attempt to gain leverage by waiving a home inspection

By law, you are allowed to have a home professionally inspected before purchase. Waiving this right is sometimes misconstrued as a way to tell a seller that you trust them and donít want to cause them any unnecessary headaches.

The reality of the matter is that if you truly do want to own their home, sellers understand that you want to know what youíre buying.

6. This isnít the only house you can be happy in

Hunting for a home is hard work. Once you find one that seems perfect for you or your family, it can seem like everything depends on your offer being accepted.

However, the fact is there are endless houses on the market, and next week a new one could be put up for sale that is even better than the home youíre hoping for now.

If your offer isnít accepted and you donít feel comfortable committing to a higher price, move on to the next house knowing that you made the best decision under the circumstances.




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Posted by Poirier Realty on 1/14/2019


305 Whitney St, Leominster, MA 01453

Commercial

$16
Price

1
Buildings
Office
Type of Comm.
25,453.00
Lot Size
Former visiting nurses and home health care offices. Two private offices, one large open area, 2 handicap bathrooms, large storage room that could be large office, break area, private entrance, on site parking, close to Rt 2 and The Mall at Whitney Field. Gross rent includes nets and heat/electric. $16/sf gross is $2,133/mo gross. New carpeting. Ready to move in May 1st.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Poirier Realty on 1/14/2019


14 Manning Ave, Leominster, MA 01453

Commercial

$983
Price

1
Buildings
Office
Type of Comm.
12,120.00
Lot Size
Class A office space at great rates. Other tenants include attorney, Quest Diagnostic, Property manager, health services. This unit has 1 large room center office, a large corner office and another large open office.Gross rent(all nets and utilities included). . Easy to show.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






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Posted by Poirier Realty on 1/14/2019

This Commercial in Gardner, MA recently sold for $240,000. This style home was sold by - Poirier Realty.


49 Chelsea St, Gardner, MA 01440

Commercial

$250,000
Price
$240,000
Sale Price

1
Buildings
Industrial
Type of Comm.
24,627.00
Lot Size
6,104 sf two story manufacturing building with first floor office and manufacturing with second floor storage. Building is improved with newer insulation and siding, replacement windows, new electric service( two 200 amp services, 3 phase 208v, , handicap bathrooms(2) on first floor and plumbing installed for second floor. Gas fired modines heat on first floor with supplemental electric heat in office, bathroom and utility room. The first floor has a 10' overhead door and several pedestrian doors. The open parking area can accommodate 1--12 vehicles. Water and sewer are municipal and heat is natural gas.Great space for contractor, landscaper, light manufacturing, electrician, lumber, flooring, siding tradesmen.storage etc.

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Posted by Poirier Realty on 1/8/2019

As a homebuyer, you'll want to do everything possible to guarantee a quick, seamless homebuying journey. Because if you're not careful, you may be forced to deal with a nightmare homebuying experience.

Ultimately, there are many ways to ensure that you can avoid a nightmare homebuying experience, such as:

1. Narrow Your Home Search

Although you know that you want to buy a home, it pays to consider exactly what you'd like to find in your ideal residence. By doing so, you can narrow your home search and avoid the homebuying nightmare of pursuing residences that fail to meet your expectations.

Think about which features are must-haves for your new home, as well as which features you can afford to live without.

For example, if you require a home that is close to your office, you can search for houses near your workplace. On the other hand, if you want to live in a small town, you can remove city residences from your home search.

Establish priorities as you search for your dream house Ė you'll be glad you did. If you separate your home must-haves from your wants, you can simplify your home search and move one step closer to finding your ideal residence.

2. Get Your Finances in Order

How much can you afford to spend on a house? Create a homebuying budget, and you can avoid the risk of browsing available residences that fall outside your price range.

To determine how much money you have available for a home purchase, it often helps to meet with local banks and credit unions. These financial institutions can provide details about a variety of mortgage options and help you select a mortgage that corresponds to your finances.

Also, you should check your credit report before you buy a home. You are entitled to a free annual copy of your credit report from each of the three credit reporting bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion). Take advantage of this perk, and you can learn your credit score and take steps to improve it prior to purchasing a house.

3. Hire an Experienced Real Estate Agent

An experienced real estate agent understands both the homebuyer's and home seller's perspectives. As such, this housing market professional can help you analyze a home seller's point of view and negotiate the best price on any home, at any time.

Typically, an experienced real estate agent will meet with you and learn about your homebuying goals. This housing market professional then will map out a homebuying journey, one that helps you streamline the process of acquiring your ideal house.

Let's not forget about the assistance that an experienced real estate agent can deliver throughout the homebuying journey, either. A real estate agent can provide expert insights into the housing market and help you make informed decisions, thereby reducing the risk of a nightmare homebuying experience.

Take the guesswork out of buying a home Ė use the aforementioned tips, and you can minimize the risk of a nightmare homebuying experience.




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