Stewart Woodward, REALTOR Selling Metro West Real Estate


Posted by Stewart Woodward on 11/9/2017

Attending an open house is like going on a job interview. House sellers and their realtor may appear to be in total control of the process. But, thatís not the case. As a home buyer, you can put yourself in the driverís seat by making a thorough review of the house. You can also ask home sellers or their realtor the following questions.

Answers to these open house questions could land you a great new homeowner deal

Several questions to ask realtors and home sellers can be asked as you walk through the house. Itís good to ask other questions after you have finished walking through the house and have a better idea of the house layout, features and amenities.

How many offers have you received on the house so far? Low interest in the house could be a sign that the house has problems or is located in a depressed neighborhood. It could also be a sign that the house just went up for sale or that you could get a good price for the house.

Why did you put your house on the market? Again, similar to a job interview, the answer to this question is revealing. Just as youíd want to know why someone left their job, find out why sellers want to part with their house.

Tell me how long your house has been on the market. Look to negotiate for a lower price if the house has been on the market for an extended period of time. This could prove to be a real bargaining chip.

Have you done anything since you put the house on the market to try to generate a sale? If so, what exactly did you do? Find out if the seller lowered the price on the house. Did they offer to pay the closing costs? Is the realtor advertising that the sellers will include appliances like a refrigerator, stove and oven or washer and dryer in to attract buyers?

More revealing questions to ask home sellers

How soon after the house is sold will the sellers be ready to move out of the house? Make sure that you can move into your new home when youíre ready.

Please tell me how long you have lived in the neighborhood. Also, ask what the neighbors are like.

What do you like best about the house and the neighborhood? Also ask sellers what they like east about the house and what they wish was different about the neighborhood.

Reach out to the home sellerís realtor if you want to schedule a private viewing of a house. Arrive to an open house early enough to give yourself time to explore the house fully. The last thing you want is to make a rush decision on a house. Another tip is to bring a relative or friend with you, someone who understands houses, including a houseís structure, pipes and wiring. Before you leave, meet with the realtor or house sellers and ask them the right questions. Answers to these questions provide you the information that you need to make a wise house buying decision.




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Posted by Stewart Woodward on 9/13/2017


Date: 09/17/2017 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  
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Super top floor two bedroom condo on Waltham's vibrant south side. This four room condo features a bright sunny kitchen with SS appliances, granite counters, tile floor and backsplash. Master bedroom has its own private covered porch for relaxing on after a day at work. Hardwood floors thru out. In-unit washer & dryer. Central A/C & gas fired hot-water baseboard heat. One car deeded off-street parking space and storage unit in basement. Pet-Friendly building. New roof and city water line installed in 2017. Low condo fee. Well run eight unit tenant-managed condo association. Close to Moody Street for restaurant and nightlife. Charles River bike path and boat launch minutes away. Very convenient to commuter rail/buses to downtown Boston. Stop by during the open house on Saturday 09/16 or Sunday 09/17 between 12 noon - 2PM to see this incredible condo in person. Offers being reviewed Tuesday September 19th at 4PM.




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Posted by Stewart Woodward on 9/13/2017


Date: 09/16/2017 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  
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Super top floor two bedroom condo on Waltham's vibrant south side. This four room condo features a bright sunny kitchen with SS appliances, granite counters, tile floor and backsplash. Master bedroom has its own private covered porch for relaxing on after a day at work. Hardwood floors thru out. In-unit washer & dryer. Central A/C & gas fired hot-water baseboard heat. One car deeded off-street parking space and storage unit in basement. Pet-Friendly building. New roof and city water line installed in 2017. Low condo fee. Well run eight unit tenant-managed condo association. Close to Moody Street for restaurant and nightlife. Charles River bike path and boat launch minutes away. Very convenient to commuter rail/buses to downtown Boston. Stop by during the open house on Saturday 09/16 or Sunday 09/17 between 12 noon - 2PM to see this incredible condo in person. Offers being reviewed Tuesday September 19th at 4PM.




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Posted by Stewart Woodward on 9/8/2017


Date: 09/10/2017 Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM  
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This well maintained 7 room, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath Colonial has all it original charm and character. Set on a quiet .38 acre wooded lot just steps from the Assabet River bike path & boat launch. Bright and airy feel with 8' high ceilings on the 1st floor which includes living room, formal dining room, kitchen, family room and half bath. 2nd floor features three rooms and full updated bath. One bedroom is currently is being used as an office. Detached one car garage, fenced yard with patio perfect for young family. Hardwood floors thru-out. Spend evenings nestled on the private front porch watching the sunsets over the Assabet River Reserve. Newer gas fired boiler steam heat, hot water tank, roof and upgraded 200 amp electric panel. Close to downtown Maynard, schools and commuter rail to Boston. Call your agent today for a private showing. Offers due Tuesday 09/12/17 at 4PM. This home is not to be missed.




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Posted by Stewart Woodward on 5/4/2017


Date: 05/07/2017 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  
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Spectacular 4 bedroom, 2.5 baths center entrance Colonial built in 2015. Chef's kitchen features custom cherry cabinets, granite island, SS appliances, gas cooking. 1st floor open floor-plan with hardwood floors, tiles baths, gas fired heating & central A/C, two car garage with direct entrance. Great expansion possibilities await the unfinished walk-out basement and walk-up third floor, would add an additional 1512 sqft. of living space to this home. Home has been greatly improved by current owners including an in-ground heated saltwater pool with 2400 sqft. paver patio, outdoor lighting, oasis, 14 x 24 deck, fenced professionally landscaped yard with in-ground sprinkler, shed, children's playhouse/swings, alarm/CCTV security system. Don't wait for other new construction to be build. Spend the summer in your own backyard oasis. This home features many many extras. Minutes to Marlborough Country Club and easy access to 495/90. Come see this home today.