Sally Malsch, CRS, GRI, ABR, SRES, ePRO, SRS
Five College REALTORS ® | 413-519-4465 | [email protected]


Posted by Sally Malsch on 5/22/2019

The home selling journey sometimes is filled with hurdles that make it tough for an individual to optimize his or her property sale earnings. Fortunately, there are several shortcuts that a home seller can take to boost the likelihood of enjoying a profitable property selling experience. These shortcuts include:

1. Hire a Home Cleaning Company

A home cleaning company can help you transform your house's interior from drab to fab. That way, this company can help you clean your home from top to bottom and ensure buyers can fall in love with your residence as soon as they walk through the front door.

Of course, not all home cleaning companies are created equal, so you'll want to research local options. If you allocate time and resources to assess the home cleaning companies in your area, you can find a business that provides quality services at a budget-friendly price.

2. Employ a Professional Landscaper

If your lawn is filled with high grass and weeds, it may be tough to alleviate these issues on your own. Thankfully, professional landscapers are available in cities and towns nationwide. With a professional landscaper at your side, you can get the help you need to bolster your house's curb appeal.

Remember, your home only gets one chance to make a positive first impression on prospective buyers. If you hire a professional landscaper to mow the lawn, trim the hedges and perform other lawn care tasks, you can quickly and effortlessly improve your residence's curb appeal. And as a result, your home will make a distinct impression on prospective buyers, which may lead to a fast, profitable home sale down the line.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent understands the ins and outs of selling a home and is happy to share his or her housing market expertise with you. By doing so, a real estate agent will help you enjoy a seamless property selling experience.

Typically, a real estate agent will learn about you and your home selling goals and craft a personalized property selling strategy for you. A real estate agent next will promote your residence to buyers, along with host home showings and open house events. Then, if a buyer submits an offer to purchase your residence, a real estate agent will help you analyze this proposal and determine how to proceed.

Let's not forget about the comprehensive support that a real estate agent provides throughout the home selling journey, either. If you ever have concerns at any point during the home selling journey, a real estate agent is available to respond to them. He or she will help you make informed home selling decisions, and ultimately, achieve your desired results.

For home sellers who want to remove the guesswork commonly associated with the property selling journey, there is no need to worry. By using the aforementioned shortcuts, a home seller can streamline the process of selling his or her house.




Categories: Uncategorized  


Posted by Sally Malsch on 5/21/2019


561 Station Rd, Amherst, MA 01002

Single-Family

$469,900
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This much loved & well maintained, Dutch Colonial with walk-out basement is sited on .76 acre corner lot with distant views of the Holyoke Range. Other locational perks: closeby Rail Trail & 10 min. to Amherst Center. 2850 sq. ft. comprise on main floor, both formal living room with fireplace & dining room with views to the south; remodeled, large, eat-in kitchen with cherry cabinetry & fireplace; bedroom & 3/4 bath. 3 season, enclosed porch extends dining area off the kitchen for warmer days & enjoys both views & slider access to backyard & 2 car garage. Two very spacious bedrooms with full bath occupy 2nd floor. Re-modeled in 1990's, basement walk-out features fully windowed, family room with the 3rd fireplace, as well as office and half bath. Separate entry to this space is a real bonus both for a home office & yard activities. Other amenities include: oak & tile floors; built-in bookcases in dining room; some newer, double hung windows & storage area extending above 2 car garage.
Open House
Sunday
May 26 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 561 Station Rd, Amherst, MA 01002    Get Directions

Similar Properties





Categories: Open House  


Posted by Sally Malsch on 5/20/2019


5 Trillium Way, Amherst, MA 01002

Single-Family

$475,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Remodeled 4 Bedroom Cape in Amherst Woods with stunning sunroom. The west facing, front foyer opens to a circular staircase & leads you into spacious living room with fireplace. The adjoining sunroom welcomes you to lounge or to access backyard deck. Upgraded kitchen features ample cabinetry, granite counters with peninsula plus separate dining area. Other desirable features include bedroom & 3/4 bath; mudroom with laundry; oak floors. From upstairs overlooking foyer you'll find a large master bedroom suite with walk-in closet, updated 1/2 bath. Full bath w/ entry from hall or MBR, sports double sinks, tiled tub/shower. Two additional bedrooms complete second story. The basement sports 2 multi-purpose, family room areas. Another perk are major window replacements, including Palladian window, central AC, fresh air exchanger, 2-200 amp electric panels. Lovely, private yard with plethora of plantings & ground cover on hillside. FIRST SHOWINGS AT OPEN HOUSE ON SATURDAY, 11:00 TO 1:00
Open House
Saturday
May 25 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 5 Trillium Way, Amherst, MA 01002    Get Directions

Similar Properties





Categories: Open House  


Posted by Sally Malsch on 5/15/2019

Have you ever wondered how some folks always seem to get the big breaks, or they always seem successful no matter what comes their way? Why do some people seem to “go with the flow” and handle situations without seemingly any hard work?

The Answer is Reading

Reading, you know that thing you said you would not do once you got out of school. If you look back since you left school most of the books you have read may have been fantasy, romance, or spy novels. Such books are not the type of reading that can help you be more successful. You see those successful executives and wonder how they got there, or you see those rich and wealthy people and wonder how they did it. They have one thing in common: they have created a habit of reading.

What to Read?

Reading puts fresh information into your mind. If you read biographies or autobiographies, you save time by learning from someone else’s experience. Now, when a similar situation crosses your path, you know what they did and have a plan in mind. Building on their wisdom lets you act in a way that looks like you are just “going with the flow” to those around you, but you get the most successful outcome and leave them wondering how you did it. A human being cannot act in a way that he or she has not learned by seeing or hearing. Unfortunately, you usually don’t have the option of following around a successful playwright, business person, financial tycoon, or a couple that has been married for 50 years and has successful kids. That leaves reading as the fastest way to access all of that information. 

Begin to create the habit of reading 15-30 minutes each day. One of the great things about twenty-first-century reading is that you don’t have to carry around a book all the time. All you have to do is locate a copy of the book online or get an e-reader app and buy the digital copy of the book of your choice. Just like with old school books, you can even check out these digital e-books from your local library. Now instead of just merely sitting on a metro, waiting at the doctor’s office, or even taking that 15-minute break in the restroom, you can read. 

 As you read you grow, and you will find some incredible things start coming out of your mouth during conversation that you will wonder who is talking. Now you begin to attract people and situations that you never thought would happen. Why? You expanded who you are and what you think about, and that makes you more attractive to others. Lives change as a result of reading.

So figure out your goal, then visit your local library, bookstore, or ebook website and get reading!




Tags: reading   books  
Categories: Uncategorized  


Posted by Sally Malsch on 5/14/2019

This Single-Family in Amherst, MA recently sold for $381,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Sally Malsch - Five College REALTORS ®.


72 Blackberry Ln, Amherst, MA 01002

Single-Family

$359,900
Price
$381,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Lavished with TLC, this large ranch with 2 car garage features desirable North Amherst location with bright, southern exposure; one level living, plus full, finished basement; all enhanced by mature, flowering perennials & no care, ground cover in both front and backyards. On main level 1736 SF are configured into family friendly, floor plan: adjoining living and dining rooms are most inviting with southern light that streams in through picture windows; the eat-in kitchen, replete with birch cabinetry, is large but cozy, steps away from the separate laundry/mudroom & half bath. Comfortable family room with fireplace invites family & guests to gather & to access the deck & private backyard through the slider. The master bedroom sports its own full bathroom, while 2 other bedrooms share a full bath. The finished 560 SF basement is multi-purpose (rec rm, office, exercise space). Tinkerers will delight in the workshop. Perks: oak floors on main level + ample storage + generator.

Similar Properties





Categories: Sold Homes