Michelle Gillespie - Keller Williams Realty



Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 3/3/2019

If you want to buy or sell a home, hiring a real estate agent is a must. With an expert real estate agent at your side, you should have no trouble getting the best results.

A real estate agent can teach you the ins and outs of the housing market and ensure you can make informed buying or selling decisions. In addition, a real estate agent will go above and beyond the call of duty to assist you throughout each stage of the homebuying or home selling journey.

Although many real estate agents are available nationwide, it is important to remember that not all of these housing market professionals possess the same communication skills. And if you hire a real estate agent who is an ineffective communicator, you may miss out on opportunities to buy your dream home or get the best price for your current residence.

Ultimately, there are many signs that a real estate agent is a great communicator, including:

1. A real estate agent keeps in touch with clients via emails, phone calls and texts.

A real estate agent who understands the importance of effective communication will be able to stay in contact with you via emails, phone calls and texts. This housing market professional is happy to work with you in any way possible, and as such, is ready to lend a helping hand time and time again.

Furthermore, a great communicator understands the importance of timely, accurate messages. This means a real estate agent who strives to maintain open lines of communication should have no trouble keeping you informed throughout the homebuying or home selling cycle.

2. A real estate agent listens to your concerns and questions.

Let's face it – buying or selling a home can be stressful, particularly if you're operating in a competitive housing market. Lucky for you, a real estate agent who acts as a great communicator can listen to your concerns and questions and help you alleviate stress.

A real estate agent understands what it takes to assist a homebuyer or home seller. He or she also recognizes the importance of active listening and respond to your concerns and queries instantly. That way, this housing market professional can do whatever it takes to help you remain calm, cool and collected as you buy or sell a home.

3. A real estate agent is unafraid to be honest.

Although the homebuying or home selling journey should be simple, problems sometimes may arise. However, a real estate agent who serves as a great communicator will provide honest, unbiased recommendations to help you overcome any challenges.

A real estate agent is proud to assist his or her clients. At the same time, this housing market professional is unafraid to deliver bad news. Therefore, a real estate agent who is an effective communicator can share good and bad news with clients, provide consistent support and help clients mitigate homebuying or home selling problems as quickly as possible.

Employ a real estate agent who is a great communicator, and you can work with a housing market professional who can help you overcome the challenges associated with buying or selling a home.





Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 2/27/2019


8 Newton Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$649,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Step inside this sprawling Colonial in desirable Pineknoll neighborhood. Enjoy the bright, open floor plan including front to back living room w/ gleaming hardwood floors, fireplace & built-in shelves, family room w/ a fireplace & surround sound. The updated kitchen boasts new cherry cabinets, tile floor, silestone counters & breakfast bar or dine in the formal dining room w/ classic chair rail, hardwood floor & closet. Pass through the sliders to the deck overlooking the spacious, level, fenced-in backyard w/ shed. A full bath completes the first floor. The second floor offers 4 spacious bedrooms & 3 full, updated baths. Relax in the privacy of the large master suite w/ bath including tile floor, linen closet, double sinks & tiled jetted tub. Updates include fresh exterior paint, new outdoor lighting & newly paved driveway. New high efficiency boiler, electrical panel & Septic. There's nothing left to do but enjoy this lovely home in a great location convenient for commuting.
Open House
Sunday
March 03 at 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
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Location: 8 Newton Street, Northborough, MA 01532    Get Directions

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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 2/26/2019


438 Howard Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$844,900
Price

12
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
An elegant foyer welcomes you where you'll find updates & luxurious details throughout this custom home. The formal dining room w/crown molding, chair rail, & transom window. Living room has hardwood floors with inlay provide great space for entertaining. The updated kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, double ovens & island with cooktop. Relax & entertain in the family room w/fireplace & access to the deck. A half bathroom & study complete the first floor. Upstairs, you'll find the privacy with 4 spacious bedrooms. Escape to the master suite w/cathedral ceiling, walk-in closets & sitting area. The master bath w/jacuzzi tub. The lower level offers a game room, office, storage space & walkout to patio or possible in-law suite. Outside with low maintenance yard, enjoy your time on the multi-level deck & patio. Many updates throughout. Located on ~6 acres w/walking trails near Mt Pisgah, w/easy access to 290, this is the property you're waiting to call "home.
Open House
Sunday
March 03 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 438 Howard Street, Northborough, MA 01532    Get Directions

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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 2/26/2019


18 Coolidge Circle, Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$524,000
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Four bed Colonial in desirable Pineknoll neighborhood. Beautiful hardwood floors run throughout the 1st floor living areas. Updated kitchen include granite countertops, hardwood floors, plenty of cabinets, breakfast bar & casual dining area w/French doors to the deck. Formal dining room w/chair rail & chandelier provides a formal space for entertaining. Family room w/cathedral ceiling, bay window & deck access. Newly remodeled first floor half bathroom. Laundry room with storage space. Upstairs, 4 generous sized bedrooms all with hardwood floors. Master bedroom has master bath and walk-in closet. Newly remodeled finished lower level with recessed lights, carpeting and built-in's provide great additional living space. Relax on the deck & enjoy this property on tree-lined cul-de-sac. With a 2-car garage, easy access to the highway & commuter rail. Sellers says bring all offers
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Sunday
March 03 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 18 Coolidge Circle, Northborough, MA 01532    Get Directions

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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 2/24/2019

House hunting can be time-consuming. With so many houses currently on the market and so little time to spend visiting homes, it’s important to narrow down your search as much as possible before attending a showing.

Fortunately, in today’s digital world, it’s possible to learn a great deal of important information right from your phone or computer.

In today’s post, I’m going to give you some advice on researching the homes you’re thinking about making an offer on. We’ll talk about researching the neighborhood, and--of course--the house itself.

Putting together all the stats on the home

Let’s start with, arguably, the most important thing to research: the house itself. When you want to learn about a home, the best place to look is usually the real estate listing. Since most of us discover homes through listings, odds are you’re already on this page. However, there’s a lot of information in a listing, so take the time to go through it and gleam whatever you can from the home’s description.

Next, Google the house address and click on listings from other real estate sites. Oftentimes, a house that has been sold before will have multiple listings across the internet with different data.

Once you’ve scoured the listings, head over to the county assessor’s website to look at records of the home’s ownership. This will tell you who bought and sold the home and when. There’s much you can learn from this data, especially if a home is being sold frequently. You can also use this information to contact previous owners to ask them questions about the home that the current owner might not know the answer to.

Snooping around the neighborhood

If the house is nearby, simply driving through the neighborhood can tell you a lot. You can visit the neighborhood during rush hour to see what the traffic is like, for example.

However, it isn’t always practical to take the time to visit a house that you aren’t sure you’re interested in. So, what’s the next best thing? Google Maps.

Visit the neighborhood on Google Maps to see what’s in the area. Are there a lot of closed businesses? That could be a sign of a neighborhood in decline. Check for nearby things like parks, grocery stores, and other amenities that could influence your buying decision.

Next, use Google’s “street view” feature and explore the neighborhood. You can see what kind of shape the other homes are in, and find out the condition of infrastructure like roads and sidewalks.

Note addresses of comparable homes in the neighborhood and look up their purchase prices. This will give you an idea of whether the home is being priced appropriately.

If you’re having trouble finding information on a home, such as sale records, try contacting the local assessor. They should be able to point you to a database that will help you in your search.







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