Quality photography to market your Staten Island home for sale.

Quality photography to market your Staten Island home for sale.

Quality photography is an important part of marketing your Staten Island home for sale.

We have a listing in our office that’s been on the market for just over 6 months without an offer.  It’s a lovely home and it’s priced properly but the right buyer hadn’t come along.  We recently updated all of the photos using a DSLR camera with a...

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Are OPEN HOUSES a waste of time? A broker’s perspective.

Are OPEN HOUSES a waste of time? A broker’s perspective.

The truth is that open houses have always been better for the agent than for the seller.

Prospective buyers will show up to open houses but the likelihood of that particular listing being “the one” for them, is slim to none.  As soon as they shoot down that listing, most agents will immediately try to retain them as buyer clients.  The bottom line is that the internet has changed how people shop for homes.  Consider this…

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What is the difference between market value, appraised value, and tax assessed value?

What is the difference between market value, appraised value, and tax assessed value?

I was recently working with a buyer who didn’t understand the different valuation models for real estate.  She was looking at the tax records of houses she was interested in purchasing and assuming the tax assessed value was the value of the home.  This is incorrect.  The following is a break down of different property valuation models...

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