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Posted by Robert S. Soltz CRS, GRI, CBR, RECS on 1/29/2018

Want to relocate to a condo? Buying a condo can be an uphill climb, particularly for homebuyers who are browsing the real estate market for the first time. Fortunately, real estate agents are available who will allocate the necessary time and resources to ensure you can find a top-notch condo in no time at all.

Ultimately, hiring the right real estate agent to assist you during your condo search can be easy. Here are three questions that you should ask a real estate agent before you hire him or her to guide you during your condo search:

1. How have you helped condo buyers in the past?

Ask a real estate agent about his or her past experience with condo buyers – you'll be glad you did. With this information at your disposal, you can find out how a real estate professional collaborates with condo buyers to help them achieve their goals.

A real estate agent should be a good communicator, i.e. someone who keeps condo buyers informed at each stage of the condo buying journey. That way, this real estate professional will keep you up to date about new condos as they become available and ensure you can find a great condo at a budget-friendly price.

When in doubt, be sure to ask for client referrals too. By doing so, you can reach out to a real estate agent's past clients to learn about their condo buying experiences.

2. How do you approach difficult situations?

Unfortunately, the condo buying journey sometimes can be filled with roadblocks along the way. For real estate agents, it is important to remain calm, cool and collected in these situations and do everything possible to limit their impact.

Ask a real estate agent to share details about past condo buying experiences that did not necessarily go according to plan. This will provide you with insights into how a real estate agent approaches unforeseen circumstances and whether he or she can thrive under pressure.

A real estate professional with condo buying experience should do whatever it takes to help his or her client get the best results possible. With this real estate agent at your side, you should have no trouble securing your dream condo, regardless of the challenges that you encounter along the way.

3. Why should I hire you?

There is no right or wrong answer as to why you should hire a real estate agent to help you find a condo. For many condo buyers, it is a gut feeling. Meanwhile, other property buyers will choose a real estate professional based solely on his or her education and past successes.

As a condo buyer, it is important to employ a real estate agent who you will feel comfortable working with at all times. This real estate professional should be happy to help you in any way possible and respond to your condo buying concerns and queries. In addition, he or she will go the extra mile to ensure you can buy a terrific condo that matches or exceeds your expectations.




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Posted by Robert S. Soltz CRS, GRI, CBR, RECS on 6/29/2017

This Condo in Salem, MA recently sold for $412,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Robert S. Soltz CRS, GRI, CBR, RECS - Sagan REALTORS ®.


2 Eclipse Ln, Salem, MA 01970

Condo

$399,000
Price
$412,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Pristine, 2 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath Condo in desirable Green Dolphin Village! Move right in, freshly painted, ALL hardwood, SS appliances and more! Kitchen has granite, ss sink, custom white cabinetry. First floor features updated kitchen, living room with gas FP, 1/2 bath , deck off kitchen. 2nd floor, again ALL new hardwood, master BR/BA suite has additional gas FP, vaulted ceilings, spectacular, jetted soaking tub, custom, tiled shower, and convenient built-in for towels,toiletries, etc. 2nd BR had custom closet as well. Brand new upgraded washer and dryer to stay. Furnace 4/16 and water heater 4/13. Average Utilities : Gas heat etc. $115. Per month. Electric $67. Per month Come and meet the Realtor who lives here ( 20plus years!) and is most knowledgeable about these gorgeous condominiums!

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Posted by Robert S. Soltz CRS, GRI, CBR, RECS on 9/26/2016

Looking to purchase your first home? Not sure if you want to purchase a single-family home or a condo? What you purchase will be determinant on your thoughts about the below information. Take a look at the various differences between single-family homes and condos and decide the pros and cons for yourself. Location: Based on your price range, you will typically be able to purchase a condo in a location where you would otherwise not be able to purchase a home. But in return, you are often getting less square footage, closer by neighbors, and smaller outdoor living space. If you sacrifice a downtown city location for a location right outside of the city, you will get more for your money. Do you want to be able to walk to restaurants, shops and maybe work or is a home with free parking a more attractive option to you? It all depends on what is most important to you. Privacy: There will be less privacy when owning a condo versus a home, as neighbors are much closer. Condos typically share a wall with one another, some on just one side and some on both sides. This is an important detail to take into consideration when deciding between a condo and single-family home. Additional Costs: HOA fees or homeowner association fees are monthly fees that condo owners must pay. The fees cover things such as utilities, reserve and contingency funds, amenities, maintenance and repairs, which includes lawn care, snow removal, trash removal, exterior upkeep, etc. These costs vary depending on the condo amenities and policies. However, it’s important to be aware that there is the possibility that these fees increase if there is not enough in the reserve to cover unforeseen costs. When owning a home, there are no HOA fees. This means that a homeowner needs to be cognizant of the additional costs of owning a home. Will you purchase a lawnmower and snow blower or hire a service? Will you have the additional funds to pay for unforeseen expenses? These are important questions to consider. Restrictions: Owning a condo has some limitations as there will be restrictions that would not exist when owning your own home (unless you purchase a historical home). There are often restrictions dealing with the exterior of your home, parking restrictions as well as having certain barbecues on decks. Condos are an attractive choice for those looking for a low maintenance lifestyle. And owning and maintaining a home will take more work on the homeowner’s part. It’s important to figure out exactly what you want out of a home before you decide on one or the other, but knowing the difference between a single-family home and a condo is a first step.





Posted by Robert S. Soltz CRS, GRI, CBR, RECS on 6/27/2016

Salem, MA:

This Condo in Salem, MA recently sold for $264,000.
This is a Townhouse style home and features 4 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 2 bedrooms, and was sold by
Robert S. Soltz CRS, GRI, CBR, RECS - Sagan REALTORS ®




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Posted by Robert S. Soltz CRS, GRI, CBR, RECS on 4/14/2016

Salem, MA:

This Condo in Salem, MA recently sold for $318,000.
This is a Townhouse style home and features 4 total rooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, 2 bedrooms, and was sold by
Robert S. Soltz CRS, GRI, CBR, RECS - Sagan REALTORS ®




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