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Andrea Kwapien
Delap Real Estate
158 North King St
Northampton MA 01060

Phone: 413-559-7175

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Welcome to my real estate website! Are you looking for a new home? Ready to make a purchase or not sure? Thinking about selling your current home? Just need some friendly advice?

I’m here to help. As a Realtor®, Accredited Buyer’s Representative, and ‘Green’ designated real estate agent, I can assist you with buying and selling property. From our initial consultation all the way to closing, I will help you every step of the way.
My continuing real estate education and devotion to good customer service equals excellent results for my clients. Please take a moment to learn about my real estate services by exploring the menu options on the left side of the screen. I look forward to helping you reach your real estate goals, and remember, I am never too busy for your referrals. Thank you!

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5 Helpful Tips for Home Sellers


Be thoughtful and realistic about your motivation level and ultimate goals.
Some questions to ask yourself: Are you eager to move or not in any hurry? Do you have to move because of a change in circumstances? Do you need to sell your current property in order to make a new purchase? Do you already have another property under contract? Are you realistic about the market and flexible on a final sale price? Do you have a deadline for when your property must be sold? Do want/need to make repairs and/or upgrades before listing your home? Answering these and similar questions prior to placing your home on the market, will help you have better, more productive conversations with your agent, and give them the information they need to help you reach your goals.

Take time to prepare your home (and yourself) for sale.
Collect all documents related to your property, including receipts for repairs & improvements, septic plans & reports, water test results, utility bills showing costs for the past 12 months, maps showing property boundaries & any easements, appliance manuals, etc. Make lists of improvements, special features, energy efficient features, etc. Set aside time to get your property ready for the market. Tip: Take a good look at the interior and exterior of your home just as a buyer might view it. Clean, declutter, organize, simplify and freshen. For a more complete list of House Prep Ideas, send me an email at

Consider all agent and buyer feedback.
Some of the comments could be very useful towards understanding how your home compares to your competition regarding features and pricing, why buyers are not requesting to see your property or making offers, or when considering when/why to make a price adjustment.

Understand that the real estate market changes.
Be ready to make adjustments, if needed, to stay current and reach your goals. Also, real estate has seasonal highs and lows, with Spring widely being considered the best time to sell. Your agent will take care of marketing your property to attract ready, willing and able buyers, schedule showings, answer buyer/agent questions, hold open houses and more. But even the most diligent agent cannot predict exactly when the right buyer for your home will come along.

Be ready to sell your house.
 This seems like a silly point to make, but I cannot stress enough the importance of being willing to show your house at any time, and of having your home in 'showing ready' condition for every appointment. A house that is difficult to see can be difficult to sell. This goes for Open Houses too. And when the day comes, be ready to move! On closing day your property should be empty of all personal belongings and furniture, and be broom clean from top to bottom.

For more useful tips on selling your home, or to make an appointment for a private consultation, please send me an email ( or call (413-559-7175). 

What do pets and real estate have in common?

So glad you asked! I have a charitable project that benefits the Northampton Veterinary Clinic. My plan is to donate a portion of my sales to the clinic's Helping Paws Fund, following the successful closing of each real estate transaction, in which my client is also a client of the Northampton Veterinary Clinic. The Helping Paws Fund is the vet clinic's fund to help special animals in need of medical assistance. For more details, please click on 'VET Clinic Project' on the left side of this screen.

A Message for Home Buyers:

A HOME BUYER can hire a real estate agent to assist them in the purchase of property. This means that the agent is working for the buyer as a 'Buyer's Agent'. The job of a buyers agent includes: advising clients on the financing process, meeting to identify needs & wishes, locating properties & arranging appointments, viewing properties, making an offer, negotiating a price and other terms, assistance arranging for inspections, coordinating communication with the client's attorney and other parties involved with the transaction, and more... all the way to closing the deal! IMPORTANT TIP: Always contact your agent to schedule showings. In order to best represent home buyers and avoid complications, buyer's agents must accompany their clients to showings.

Whether you're a first time home buyer, relocating, downsizing or looking to buy a vacation getaway, your buyer's agent will assist you through all the steps towards home ownership. I also provide my buyer clients with a Timeline & Checklist that illustrates what to expect and when. Further, as an Accredited Buyer's Agent (ABR), I have gone the extra mile to provide superior representation services for my buyers. The ABR designation is considered a "benchmark of excellence in buyer representation". The Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC) awards this coveted designation to Realtors who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria. Generally, the services of a buyers agent does not cost buyers any out of pocket expenses. Contact me for more information, or click on 'For Buyers'.



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