Sheryl Balchunas | Hanover Real Estate, Weymouth Real Estate, Rockland Real Estate


If you’re in the market to buy a home soon, you probably have a long list of things to look for. You also are most likely focused on savings and shopping around for the best mortgage rates. You may know everything that you should do when you’re buying a home, but has anyone told you what you shouldn’t do? Read on to discover some of the worst practices of people searching for a home. 


Lack Of Research


You need to search for a home before you even set out to look at properties in person. While you’ll want to work with a realtor, you should know what you want before you start working with him. Your agent will be able to set up alerts for you that enable you to see properties put on the market as soon as they become available. This search will be tailored to your wants such as a large yard, master bathroom, or separate dining area. If you understand what your needs will cost you in relation to your budget ahead of time, working with a real estate agent will be a more fruitful experience.


Not Letting Your Real Estate Agent Do Their Job


Real estate agents are experts in the housing market. Your agent will research prices and help you to understand what a reasonable offer on a property will be. Your agent has the tools to get you the information you need to make an informed offer on a property. Sellers get insulted if an offer is well below the asking price. Trust that your agent knows what he’s talking about. 


You’ll have a close relationship with your agent throughout the house hunting process. You’ll need to make arrangements with your agent to go to open houses and home showings. Your agent will accommodate you to the best of his ability. All you need to do is communicate with them. 


Not Looking Beyond The Online Search


If you are out and about and see a property for sale that interests you, don’t assume that it’s out of your reach. Sometimes the online searches miss things. A property may include (or not include) something that you’re looking for. You can take down the address where you saw the “for sale” sign and speak with your real estate agent about it.


Skimming Over Properties


When you have the opportunity to look at a property, really take the time to view it. You can miss a lot of details by quickly going over a property due to your first impression. There’s a lot of things that you may not see if you don’t look at the details of a home as you walk through it.       



Location, location, location! Simply adorable 3 bed/ 1 bath with all the character you'd expect in a Cape style home. Close to transportation, convenient highway access and all types of shopping! New roof (2019) and newer windows (approx. 2013) with versatile floor plan. Hardwoods throughout first floor (except kitchen/bath). Cozy living room, first floor bedroom adjacent to full bath. Updated cabinet kitchen adjacent to adorable dining room with built in china cabinet! Two bedrooms upstairs with additional office nook (or potential future half bath? You decide!). Full, dry basement with good ceiling height offers potential expansion. Existing sump pump (pre-cautionary only) and walk out under TREX deck to generous backyard. Large (.26 acres) level, fenced yard with fruit trees and plenty of room to run for your favorite pup or littles! One car detached garage also has new roof (2019). Some TLC such as paint and kitchen flooring will have this home sparkling!

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40 Brook, Quincy, MA 02169

Single-Family

$439,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Location, location, location! Simply adorable 3 bed/ 1 bath with all the character you'd expect in a Cape style home. Close to transportation, convenient highway access and all types of shopping! New roof (2019) and newer windows (approx. 2013) with versatile floor plan. Hardwoods throughout first floor (except kitchen/bath). Cozy living room, first floor bedroom adjacent to full bath. Updated cabinet kitchen adjacent to adorable dining room with built in china cabinet! Two bedrooms upstairs with additional office nook (or potential future half bath? You decide!). Full, dry basement with good ceiling height offers potential expansion. Existing sump pump (pre-cautionary only) and walk out under TREX deck to generous backyard. Large (.26 acres) level, fenced yard with fruit trees and plenty of room to run for your favorite pup or littles! One car detached garage also has new roof (2019). Some TLC such as paint and kitchen flooring will have this home sparkling!
Open House
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January 16 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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40 Brook, Quincy, MA 02169

Single-Family

$439,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Location, location, location! Simply adorable 3 bed/ 1 bath with all the character you'd expect in a Cape style home. Close to transportation, convenient highway access and all types of shopping! New roof (2019) and newer windows (approx. 2013) with versatile floor plan. Hardwoods throughout first floor (except kitchen/bath). Cozy living room, first floor bedroom adjacent to full bath. Updated cabinet kitchen adjacent to adorable dining room with built in china cabinet! Two bedrooms upstairs with additional office nook (or potential future half bath? You decide!). Full, dry basement with good ceiling height offers potential expansion. Existing sump pump (pre-cautionary only) and walk out under TREX deck to generous backyard. Large (.26 acres) level, fenced yard with fruit trees and plenty of room to run for your favorite pup or littles! One car detached garage also has new roof (2019). Some TLC such as paint and kitchen flooring will have this home sparkling!
Open House
Saturday
January 16 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 40 Brook, Quincy, MA 02169    Get Directions

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40 Brook, Quincy, MA 02169

Single-Family

$439,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Location, location, location! Simply adorable 3 bed/ 1 bath with all the character you'd expect in a Cape style home. Close to transportation, convenient highway access and all types of shopping! New roof (2019) and newer windows (approx. 2013) with versatile floor plan. Hardwoods throughout first floor (except kitchen/bath). Cozy living room, first floor bedroom adjacent to full bath. Updated cabinet kitchen adjacent to adorable dining room with built in china cabinet! Two bedrooms upstairs with additional office nook (or potential future half bath? You decide!). Full, dry basement with good ceiling height offers potential expansion. Existing sump pump (pre-cautionary only) and walk out under TREX deck to generous backyard. Large (.26 acres) level, fenced yard with fruit trees and plenty of room to run for your favorite pup or littles! One car detached garage also has new roof (2019). Some TLC such as paint and kitchen flooring will have this home sparkling!
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