A good way to gauge what a neighborhood is really like is to visit when residents are out in full force. Potential buyers donâ€™t get any greater opportunity than this Halloween, when the traditions of Halloween and Sunday open houses converge.
Just how do realtors handle an open house on Halloween, competing with the events of a day triggering this kind of decorating devotion? Go with the flow. In Montclair, Ruth Camooso, of Remax Village Square, wonâ€™t be in costume, but she will be handing out candy bars featuring pictures of her property for sale, a stellar 2 BR condo with NYC views on Roosevelt Place.
At an open house at 9 Victoria Terrace, a home appropriately located on a dead end street off Park, goodies will be offered to visitors who show up and take a look. And the ever-gracious Adriana O’Toole is sure to have a treat in store for would-be buyers haunting her Tuers Park open.
If checking out the exterior of homes is more your thing this Halloween, pictured here are the Bellevue Hill Cemetary house, located between Park and Grove, and the haunted Victorian, at 118 South Fullerton. There’s a lot of goth in Glen Ridge, too, especially on Ridgewood Ave, just south of Bloomfield. Not to be missed, is the Very Scary Cemetary at 159 Upper Mountain (10/31 only), a popular Montclair neighborhood institution that in its final year, promises to go out with a bang and a boo!