So you just made an offer on a home and the seller accepted…congratulations!
You must be elated…over the moon…as they say. But don’t get too excited.Read More
Homes for sale in Staten Island NY are selling at a record pace causing prices to continue to sky rocket. Lack of inventory is causing bidding wars on almost every deal. And homes are routinely closing at asking price or above.
Here's why we think this is going to continue in the Staten Island NY real estate market...Read More
Trulia and Zillow are not accurate sources for Staten Island Real Estate. I recently received this email from Trulia (see above). It basically states that they have linked one of my listings to my Trulia account. Good job Trulia. Except for the fact...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
Are you thinking of selling your Staten Island, NY Home FSBO… by yourself?
Marketing a home in 2016 is NOT the same as marketing it 10 years ago. Even if you did this before, you have to do so much more than plant a sign on the front lawn and ...Read More
I recently signed a luxury listing in Todt Hill. The client had contacted me via our company website. As we finished signing the listing agreement and disclosures, I asked the same question I ask every client who contacts us.
Why did you decide to list with us?
She replied…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
I was recently interviewed by Eric Leriche of Influencer Radio and Business Innovators Radio. The interview is going to be transcribed into a chapter for a book called "The Secrets to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur: Inspiring Interviews to Learn From”. You can read more about it here.
Take a listen....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
Located at the southern most point of Staten Island, New York City, and New York State, Tottenville is only 1.7 square miles and has the lowest population density in New York City. It also boasts the lowest crime rate in New York City. It is a wonderful...Read More
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…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
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