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


Posted by Sally Malsch on 3/14/2019

This Single-Family in Sunderland, MA recently sold for $325,000. This Cape style home was sold by Sally Malsch - Five College REALTORS .


162 Hadley Rd, Sunderland, MA 01375

Single-Family

$339,900
Price
$325,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
This immaculate light-filled ready-made home, can come partially-finished, with beautiful pieces that show the gleaming hardwood floors though-out and the sleek granite counter-tops. With it's brand new heating system and top-to-bottom air sealing, blow-in insulation and thermal barriers recently installed, this property is also ready for the cold New England winters. If one-floor living is what you're after, this property also has the perfect set-up for an easy conversion. Your pick of two possible master suites! Both bathrooms have been tastefully remodeled and upstairs has one of the biggest master-closets you'll see! All of this stunning interior can't compare to the views of Mt. Toby from your expansive flat yard and having room to store your toys in the large 2-car attached garage. This gorgeous property is a MUST SEE!

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Posted by Sally Malsch on 3/13/2019


72 Blackberry Ln, Amherst, MA 01002

Single-Family

$359,900
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 & inviting, 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.
Open House
Sunday
March 17 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
East Pleasant to Grantwood, rt. onto Blackberry, house on the left
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 72 Blackberry Ln, Amherst, MA 01002    Get Directions

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Categories: Open House  


Posted by Sally Malsch on 3/13/2019

If you plan to sell your home, you should consider how you can stir up interest in your residence. Because if you know how to promote your house to buyers, there may be no shortage of home showing requests as soon as your residence becomes available.

Ultimately, it is important to give buyers lots of reasons to view your home. If you promote your residence to the right groups of buyers, you could reap the benefits of a quick, profitable house selling experience.

To better understand how to achieve the best-possible home selling results, let's take a look at three tips to help you showcase your residence to buyers.

1. Focus on Curb Appeal

Your home only gets one chance to make a positive first impression on buyers. Fortunately, if you allocate time and resources to improve your house's curb appeal, you may be able to differentiate your home from other available residences in your city or town. And as a result, you may receive lots of requests to view your home.

To enhance your house's curb appeal, you can mow the lawn, trim the hedges and perform other lawn care tasks. Don't forget to repair or replace any damaged home siding as well.

Remember, the better your home looks to buyers, the more likely it becomes that buyers will want to check out your house in-person. If you prioritize your home's curb appeal, you could make your house an attractive option to dozens of buyers.

2. Craft an Engaging Home Listing

A home listing often represents a great starting point for buyers to learn about your home. Thus, if you craft an engaging home listing, you may be able to transform your house into a must-see residence for buyers.

As you create a home listing, consider your house's features. Include relevant information about any distinct house features in your listing, and you may be able to help your home stand out from other available residences in your city or town.

Provide accurate information in your home listing, too. If you make it simple for buyers to use a listing to learn about your house, you can help these individuals determine if your residence matches their expectations.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

For those who want expert assistance as they promote a home to buyers, it generally is a good idea to hire a real estate agent. In fact, if you have a real estate agent at your side, you can seamlessly navigate the house selling journey.

A real estate agent understands how to generate interest in a house. He or she will help you promote your residence to the right groups of buyers. Plus, a real estate agent will set up home showings and open house events, ensuring you likely won't have to wait long before you receive an offer to purchase your residence.

Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and you can make it easy for buyers to fall in love with your home.




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Posted by Sally Malsch on 3/12/2019


72 Blackberry Ln, Amherst, MA 01002

Single-Family

$359,900
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 & inviting, 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.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Sally Malsch on 3/6/2019

That great furniture sale filled the empty spaces in your home with a matching sofa and loveseat, coordinating side chairs and matching pillows. It looked great on that showroom floor, but now that it's in your living room it all seems a bit sterile and blah. The challenge with matching sets is that they lack depth and dimension. They dont satisfy the sense of touch they need texture. 

You can add texture with a few well-placed pieces, either modern or vintage (or even a mixture of both).

Vintage textiles

Textiles are any woven fabric or cloth, but informally include knitted or crocheted items as well. When shopping for textiles at flea markets and vintage shops, you'll find a plethora of designs, appliques, embroidery, dyes, and other hand textures applied to fabrics. Often made from wool, cotton, flax (linen) and other natural fibers, vintage textiles add that unique feel for which you're looking. For your home, interesting options include classic pillowcases, framed doilies, hand-knitted or crocheted afghans, hand-stitched quilts, and tapestries. 

You also may discover stacks of uncut cloth leftover from some long forgotten sewing project. Open every item to inspect it for damage. Knit and crochet may completely unravel if threads have broken or knot loosened. Discoloration from damp and pests might be hiding in the folds too.

If you genuinely want vintage, you'll find most contain imperfections or uneven stitching, indications of a hand-made product rather than machine made. Check the back too, since aged woven fabrics typically show patterns on both front and back. Beware of bulk materials. Most often, when a dealer has a large stock of one fabric (unless its provenance shows otherwise), it is not very old.

Modern textiles

Modern versions of vintage textiles include hand-loomed woolens, delicate embroidery and lace and other hand-made, small batch fabrics. But, if your budget runs more to the lean side, you can get the texture without the vintage or hand-made price. Look for plush knit throws made from chunky yarns, coarsely-woven pillow fabrics, or embellished fabrics to add the depth you seek. 

Even a cotton duck (canvas) pillow cover adds texture to a microfiber sofa. Create interest with a seagrass rug or faux fur blanket too. Drapes or curtains of loose-weave, gauzy fabrics let in light while adding the coveted dimension. Wander through the offcuts from upholstery fabrics. You might find a paisley pattern that, if framed or hung from a rod, mimics the look of an expensive tapestry.

Dont be afraid of mixing textures. Vintage or modern, if you love it, buy it, and bring some life to your space. And if you need a new area, talk to your real estate agent.




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