“I think a large real estate company will bring more buyers to my house than a smaller boutique real estate company, such as yourself.”
“Our offices reflect our firm’s branding and culture. It's not dictated by a witty slogan. It’s something that is felt when you walk into one of our offices, visit our company website, or talk to a member of our team. I want my clients to know exactly what drives my firm. And our offices are a part of that strategy.“Read More
You’re ready to sell your home in Staten Island, NY and you’re wondering where to start?
First you’ll want to interview multiple agents to see who you feel comfortable with. Choosing the right agent isn’t easy....Read More
A final walk through is an often over looked and sometimes mistreated part of the home buying process. Many buyers simply take a 20 minute walk through of the house right before the closing. This is a mistake...Read More
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...Read More
Herman & Co offers electronic document signing for all agreements, contracts, and disclosures. “The benefits of using electronic signatures is tremendous. Clients, attorneys, co-brokers, all have access to signed documents immediately upon signing a....Read More
Most of us only need a home inspector a few times in our life. Ask your REALTOR® for names of inspectors with a good reputation in the industry, for fair and accurate reporting. Ask your friends, co-workers, and family for referrals and recommendations. Then take a few minutes to make a couple of calls...Read More
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...Read More
Selling your home can seem overwhelming at times. Once you find a buyer you still have a laundry list of items that need to be accomplished before you can close. At Herman & Co we always recommend that our clients seek representation from a local attorney. Your attorney will assure that you are protected at contract signing and...Read More
Home buyers are out there. Lurking…watching…sitting on the fence waiting to pounce on a deal for a fairly priced home and a low interest rate.
But they remain elusive to some home sellers.
Here’s why…Read More
If your home was built before 1978, it is likely that there was lead-based paint used. This applies to both the interior and exterior surfaces. You cannot tell by looking at it to make that determination, in fact it may have been painted over several times. This, however, does not eliminate the needs to determine...Read More
In 1984 the television show “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” premiered with massive success. It was the dawn of reality television. Sometime later, MTV Cribs showed us how wealthy people lived. Now there are actually channels dedicated to this. We all have a voyeuristic tendency to see how other people live. Especially wealthy people. The following 10 homes are...Read More
Just minutes after take off, Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III, announced in a calm voice “brace for impact,” to his 150 passengers aboard US Airways flight 1549 just before safely bringing his plane down onto the icy, 65-foot-deep waters of the Hudson River. Being a highly skilled pilot, he saved hundreds, potentially thousands of lives by remaining calm and solving the problem by doing what he did best…Read More
I’m proud to announce that we have recently launched our new website, www.Herman.NYC
The new company website showcases all homes being sold on the Staten Island multiple listing service via an IDX feed from our local Staten Island MLS. This will allow buyers to search for homes based on their criteria in the same manner as real estate agents would do a search on the MLS....Read More
Negotiating is such a large part of our daily lives that it surprises me how bad some of us negotiate. It doesn’t matter what you do for a living or what your status in life is, all of us negotiate everyday. Some of us feel intimidated by the idea of negotiating, but the fact is, negotiation is something we’ve been doing all our lives. I’ve been negotiating since I was born. The first time I was hungry I negotiated with my mother by screaming...Read More
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