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


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!




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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.

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Posted by Sally Malsch on 5/13/2019


8 Emerson Ct, Amherst, MA 01002

Condo

$279,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Buyers, you have been waiting for this! You will covet this seldom offered 2008 NEW, Echo Hill townhouse in Emerson Court, conveniently located just 10-20 minutes from Amherst Center and UMASS. This 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo features a GAS HEAT & HOT WATER system along with central air, oak floors on main level, upgraded kitchen, as well as a +/- 500 square foot, finish-able, basement walkout. Exceptional amongst condo developments is the 2 vehicle carport. The living room with dining area opens tono a spacious deck for seasonal, outdoor living. Enjoy the short walk to the free PVTA (stops at Emerson Court!) & to the Hampshire Athletic Club. Infra-structure improvements in Emerson Ct. in the last 10 yrs. include the Teagno rebuild of Emerson Ct. 6-12, a new roof, gutters, Hardi board siding & fire stops, deck membrane for waterproofing and Pella casement windows plus new deck slider. FIRST SHOWINGS AT OPEN HOUSE ON SATURDAY, 11-1:00.
Open House
Saturday
May 18 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Belchertown Rd south, left onto Gatehouse Rd, left into Emerson Ct. guest parking just before Stony Hill
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 8 Emerson Ct, Amherst, MA 01002    Get Directions

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Tags: Amherst   Real Estate   01002   Condo   Open House  
Categories: Open House  


Posted by Sally Malsch on 5/13/2019


8 Emerson Ct, Amherst, MA 01002

Condo

$279,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Buyers, you have been waiting for this! You will covet this seldom offered 2008 NEW, Echo Hill townhouse in Emerson Court, conveniently located just 10-20 minutes from Amherst Center and UMASS. This 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo features a GAS HEAT & HOT WATER system along with central air, oak floors on main level, upgraded kitchen, as well as a +/- 500 square foot, finish-able, basement walkout. Exceptional amongst condo developments is the 2 vehicle carport. The living room with dining area opens tono a spacious deck for seasonal, outdoor living. Enjoy the short walk to the free PVTA (stops at Emerson Court!) & to the Hampshire Athletic Club. Infra-structure improvements in Emerson Ct. in the last 10 yrs. include the Teagno rebuild of Emerson Ct. 6-12, a new roof, gutters, Hardi board siding & fire stops, deck membrane for waterproofing and Pella casement windows plus new deck slider. FIRST SHOWINGS AT OPEN HOUSE ON SATURDAY, 11-1:00.
Open House
Saturday
May 18 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Belchertown Rd south, left onto Gatehouse Rd, left into Emerson Ct. guest parking just before Stony Hill
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 8 Emerson Ct, Amherst, MA 01002    Get Directions

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Tags: Amherst   Real Estate   01002   Condo  
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Posted by Sally Malsch on 5/8/2019


52 Jeffrey Ln, Amherst, MA 01002

Single-Family

$365,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Seldom found and always sought after: original owner ranch on Jeffrey Lane, beloved for its locational perks: neighborhood cul-de-sac, proximity to conservation trails, close to Amherst College and 15 minute walk to Amherst Center. Gardeners will especially appreciate the unique and rare species of flowers the father-botanist planted. Enjoy the advantage of a two car garage adjoined by covered breezeway to side house entry or to the backyard. 1744 sq. ft. include living room, eat-in kitchen, great room with fireplace and adjoining sunroom, 3 bedrooms and two baths. Perks: 2 boilers, central A/C. Recent major updates and upgrades feature a completely rebuilt chimney; wall paper removal and fresh interior painting; removal of carpets to expose lovely oak floors; new vinyl flooring in kitchen, furnace maintenance, etc. Buyers, grasp this opportunity to make this delightful ranch your home. FIRST SHOWINGS AT OPEN HOUSE ON SATURDAY, 11-1.
Open House
Saturday
May 11 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
South Pleasant, right onto Jeffrey Lane, house at top left of cul-de-sac
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 52 Jeffrey Ln, Amherst, MA 01002    Get Directions

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