Gordon Avery | Westfield Real Estate, Southwick Real Estate, West Springfield Real Estate


You get it! You know your home needs some TLC and you’d love to be giving it some, but your schedule is tight. You don’t have time to tear apart the bathroom for a remodel or rip up the kitchen while your kids are in school. Here are some simple projects you can accomplish in a day, however, to give your home that little bit of that lovin’ feeling you know it needs.

  • Paint your front door a hot new color: Brightly-painted doors give a tired exterior some new life. Choose a feng shui red guaranteed to turn heads, or ocean blue that invites in serenity and peace. Or, go funky with a limey-chartreuse or a pop of sunny yellow. Choose a high-gloss paint that’s easy to clean and designed for exterior weather.
  • Change out your door hardware. Instead of painting that door, give your beautiful wood doors a loving upgrade with new handles, kickplates and dead-bolt locks. Swapping out nickel hardware for brass (or vice versa) gives your door a whole new look.
  • Spruce up the house numbers and mailbox. If no one can find you because the house numbers are faded or were painted over with the exterior paint, add some glam to your exterior with decorative house numbers. Or, add a faux stone to the front garden with solar-lit numerals to guide your guest's way. Mail slots, receptacles, and standard mailboxes need love too. Change out that brass mail slot for a rustic cast-iron one or brighten it up to nickel to match the hardware you installed last week. Street-side mailboxes benefit from some curb-appealing flowers planted alongside or in a decorative pot. 
  • Give yourself new faucets. Upgrade the kitchen faucets to an extra tall version with a pull-out sprayer to give your kitchen some glam. Choose from traditional to industrial style to match any home style from a craftsman to a live-work loft.
  • Change the shower curtain rod. Even if you can't do that complete bath remodel with the stylish oversized step-in shower, you can give your tub-shower enclosure more space by exchanging a standard straight curtain rod with a curved hotel-style one. The extra space inside your shower will have you feeling like you're on vacation all the time.
  • Replace those mini-blinds. Look for easy to install cellular versions in a variety of color choices or swap out those dingy beige ones for bright white. Either way, you’ll perk up the room and invite the sun inside in a new way.

To keep these projects within your budget, make a list of the top three, then watch newspaper circulars or emails for which items are on sale. And don't forget to check with online sources. 

Except for paint, most things on this list are available from online retailers too, so bargain shop and have them on hand for when you've got that one day open in your schedule.



2 Russell Stage Rd, Blandford, MA 01008

Single-Family

$229,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
This Beautiful 3 bedroom one and a half bath home is located on over a half acre of land. Garden beds and shed are already there for you. As is the large two car garage with a loft that has a slider. There is a large 3 season porch on this home that connects to an oversized deck for either inside or outside entertaining. When the weather cools there is plenty of room inside with a large living room and Dining room to match. Kitchen is also a good size with a bow window over the sink looking out onto the yard. All walking distance to Watson Park, Blandford Golf Course to list a few. Only 15 Minutes to Westfield. All newer mechanicals too. Please call with any questions.
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June 17 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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2 Russell Stage Rd, Blandford, MA 01008

Single-Family

$229,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
This Beautiful 3 bedroom one and a half bath home is located on over a half acre of land. Garden beds and shed are already there for you. As is the large two car garage with a loft that has a slider. There is a large 3 season porch on this home that connects to an oversized deck for either inside or outside entertaining. When the weather cools there is plenty of room inside with a large living room and Dining room to match. Kitchen is also a good size with a bow window over the sink looking out onto the yard. All walking distance to Watson Park, Blandford Golf Course to list a few. Only 15 Minutes to Westfield. All newer mechanicals too. Please call with any questions.
Open House
Monday
June 17 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 2 Russell Stage Rd, Blandford, MA 01008    Get Directions




If you receive an offer to purchase your house, should you accept it? Home sellers across the United States face this question regularly. To determine the right answer, a home seller needs to weigh the pros and cons of an offer.

Deciding how to proceed with an offer to purchase is no easy task. Lucky for you, we're here to help you analyze a homebuying proposal so you can make an informed decision.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you determine whether accepting an offer to purchase is the right choice.

1. Review Your Home Selling Goals

Now may prove to be a great time to revisit your property selling goals. That way, you can assess whether an offer to purchase corresponds to these goals.

If you find that a homebuying proposal fails to help you accomplish your property selling goals, you may want to counter or reject the offer. On the other hand, if an offer to purchase falls in line with your home selling goals, you may want to approve the proposal.

2. Consider Your Home Selling Timeline

How much time you have left to complete the home selling journey can have far-flung effects, and for good reason. If you face a tight deadline to sell your home, you may be more inclined than ever before to accept an offer to purchase your house. Conversely, if you can afford to be patient, you may want to reject or counter a homebuying proposal.

Analyze your house selling timeline closely – you'll be glad you did. If you determine there is still plenty of time at your disposal, you may want to reject an offer to purchase that falls short of your expectations. Comparatively, if you are short on time, you may want to accept a homebuying proposal and move forward in the property selling journey.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

Determining how to proceed with an offer to purchase is difficult, regardless of whether you're a first-time or experienced home seller. Fortunately, you can hire a real estate agent who can help you make the best-possible decision.

A real estate agent serves as an expert guide throughout the home selling journey. He or she will help you list your residence and promote it to prospective buyers. Plus, a real estate agent will offer tips to help you differentiate your residence from the competition.

Of course, when you receive an offer to purchase your home, a real estate agent is happy to provide a recommendation as well. A real estate agent is honest and unbiased and has a seller's best interests in mind. Thus, this housing market professional can help you decide whether to accept, reject or counter any offer to purchase, at any time.

Accepting an offer to purchase is a life-changing decision and should not be taken lightly. Thanks to the aforementioned tips, you can evaluate a homebuying proposal and determine whether an offer is right for you.


This Single-Family in Blandford, MA recently sold for $189,900. This Ranch style home was sold by Gordon Avery - Park Square Realty.


2 N Blandford Rd, Blandford, MA 01008

Single-Family

$187,900
Price
$189,900
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Berkshire living only 15 minutes from Downtown Westfield. This Lovely 3 Bedroom home Was updated in 2015 with a New Master Bedroom Suite. Included a Master bath, large walk in closet and first floor laundry room.Bedrooms are a split floor plan also giving the Master a bit more privacy. The large living room has builtins and a wood stove. Kitchen is a good size with a separate dining room leaving plenty of room for family and friends during gatherings. Both entrances have a mud room to control the clutter of life as you enter your home. This home also has TWO large garages, one with a workshop TOTALING FIVE BAYS. New roof and siding installed in 2015 on Home. The large yard has a garden area, Chicken coop and rock walls. Country living at its best. A couple small items to make it perfect. Seller is motivated and is willing to OFFER $5000.00 to any accepted offer received within 7 days of the OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY APRIL 14TH FROM 1:00 to 2:30pm

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