Herman & Co offers clients and agents 3 office locations

Herman & Co offers clients and agents 3 office locations

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.

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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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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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How much will I net from the sale of my Staten Island home?

How much will I net from the sale of my Staten Island home?

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...

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The most expensive homes ever sold in Staten Island, New York

The most expensive homes ever sold in Staten Island, New York

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...

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That agent just “pulled a Sully!”

That agent just “pulled a Sully!”

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…

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Herman & Co launches a new website for clients to search for Staten Island real estate

Herman & Co launches a new website for clients to search for Staten Island real estate

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....

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Negotiating 101

Negotiating 101

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...

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