Colleen Kulikowski, Associate Real Estate Broker (716) 650-0051


About Colleen Kulikowski, Associate Real Estate Broker (716) 650-0051

Colleen Kulikowski is an Associate Real Estate Broker with J. Philip Real Estate specializing in Western New York residential homes who doesn’t follow trends; she blazes new trails and is able to recognize industry trends and implement them to her client’s best interest. Colleen has created a unique following with one of the top local internet positions in the country generating thousands of leads for her team. Real Estate is a second career for Kulikowski who’s first career was in Information Technology and Data Warehousing working for such companies as Radio City Music Hall, Nabisco Foods and as a consultant in the Financial and Insurance industries. A strong background in technology and management provides her with keen analytical and sharp negotiating skills.


Why pricing is so important in the sale of your Buffalo home! 2

There is much discussion on how to get your Buffalo Home sold. In today’s competitive Real Estate market the price you have your Buffalo home listed at is very important to getting sold. The price you start your Buffalo home for sale at will determine how long it will take to sell your home.

Why is it that some Buffalo homes sit on the market for sale for weeks and months. Yet others sell quickly with multiple offers in a Buyer’s Market? It has everything to do with pricing your Buffalo home correctly.


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Before our appointment to list your home… 4

Listing of your Buffalo Home The team at Best Buffalo Homes is really excited about listing your home and our upcoming meeting to get all the paperwork completed. To ensure that this meeting goes quickly and that we have all the information we need to list your home for sale […]


Are You Facing Foreclosure in WNY? 7

The National Association of REALTORS® has created a useful document for homeowners in “How to Avoid Foreclosure and Keep Your House” if you are in trouble it is an excellent place to start. Some of the resources cited in this document include: For immediate advice, call 888-995-HOPE To speak to […]

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Is there such a thing as Sellers Remorse? 1

I have written about Buyer’s Remorse in the past, and I was reminded of it when I read a post over on a Real Estate website about Seller’s Remorse.  Let’s talk about how quickly a home can go under contract and what that means to you the seller.   The ideal […]

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Valentine’s Day In Niagara Falls 4

Today in Niagara Falls there are many men that are just about in a complete panic over February 14th, and then again there are some that don’t have a clue it is coming up. Guys let me let you in on a little secret – it is just another day. You shouldn’t wait for a specific day like Valentine’s Day (or your anniversary) to show your Niagara Falls Sweetheart that you care. But that is not an excuse for doing nothing for your sweetheart. Ladies if your guy is one that doesn’t have a clue print this list and circle your favorites and tape it to the mirror tonight!


Foreclosure Trickle Down 5

I came across an interesting article this morning regarding the foreclosure crisis — on how Self-storage facilities are experiencing a high number of units not paying their bills. It is an interesting to see that what is happening as a direct result of the foreclosure crisis.  Not only are buyers […]


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Is there really a best time to sell your home?

A friend of mine, Paula Henry wrote an incredible post regarding Do Homes sell in Winter? The post started me thinking about home sales in Amherst NewYork and how do they sell in the variety of seasons. History gives us some clues to how the market is going to perform. […]


And exactly why are you sitting on the fence about purchasing a Buffalo home? 1

We have been saying it since 2009 — it is a great time to purchase a home in Western New York! 2012 has been red hot with lots of multiple offers on properties.  Open houses are seeing record number of people visiting, buyers are out in full force looking to […]


So you have a bad tenant… 5

It is easy to end up on the losing side of an eviction if you don’t meticulously adhere to the rules. Western New York has a variety of duplex, triplex and Quad homes available to investors. With that brings the need for tenants and the potential for the need to evict a bad tenant. Eviction reasons, processes, periods, and participants vary from state to state.

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Before you consider being your own Real Estate Agent, consider these questions! 3

There are many factors that go into marketing, showing, and successfully completing a Real Estate transaction in Western New York that you may not be familiar with. If you act on your own you will eventually discover the process is involved and full of potential pitfalls. It might be best to investigate the questions and answers before you commit to the journey.


Handyman Specials and Fixer uppers; are they good investments? 9

If you are the type of person who recognizes a great deal in a fixer uper, you’ll know a great deal when you see one. There are many types of homes to purchase, brand new homes all perfect is what we dream about. But some of the best homes may be less than perfect. Shriveled plants, weeds, wallpaper needing removing, peeling paint, or a cracked driveway are problems that sellers must often fix before their house goes on the market. These homes have the potential of being a great way to make money quickly on as an investor.

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What Happens if my House Doesn’t Appraise for the Full Price? 1

Congratulations! You just got a better than full price offer on your home for sale after having multiple offers. You have gotten through Attorney Review and Home Inspection and the buyer is getting their mortgage approval. Everything is moving smoothly or so you think. The buyer’s mortgage company sends out […]


How can I get my Buffalo home SOLD faster? 20

I am often asked why a home has not sold by worried sellers. Many times they it is the smallest details that ensure a successful sale of your home. The largest driving factor of your home selling quickly is pricing, and then condition. Many times sellers forget that the condition […]


Things to think about when elderly parents move in 2

When our parents become frail and we worry about them living alone, what to do is an important question facing many Western New York. Questions like: Are they able to live on their own in their current home with some assistance? Could they live on their own in a smaller […]


Home buyer Tips for every type of Buffalo Home Buyer 1

First Time Home Buyers Are you a first time home buyer? Congratulations!   You want to purchase your first home and right about now you probably have discovered that there is a lot to learn. The more research you do up front the less likely you will experience Buyers Remorse when […]

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If it seems too good to be true…. 5

Real Estate Investment is a Business Being a successful Real Estate investor in WNY (or anywhere for that matter) takes a lot of hard work. You cannot achieve it by just showing up, with little money or effort. Potential WNY investors call all the time from around the country. They […]


Ways to Sabotage Your Home Sale 6

I understand that you really don’t want to sell your Western New York home. You have wonderful memories and you love your absolutely perfect WNY home. There is hope! Follow some of these tactics to ensure that you not only won’t get showings on your home for sale, you won’t get offers either!

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I am not the listing agent; but I can assist you!

Calls come in all the time from people searching Buffalo homes for sale on our website asking if I am the listing agent. Not all the listings on my site are my listings. They are there because of IDX (Internet Data Exchange) agreement our MLS (Multiple Listing Service) provides all […]


Does your Handyman Special have a stunning renovated price tag? 3

Your home has been on the market for awhile now, and you are wondering why your home is not getting showings. Unless you are marketing your as a fixer upper, than you should make sure that the buyer does not see signs of neglect in your Buffalo home. It might also be time to consider a price reduction on your Buffalo Home. If you have not listed your home yet, you might want to go through and take care of all the items that will be objections to buyers.

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Seller’s Market Version – How to get a great real estate deal! 1

I hear it on a regular basis from Western New York Buyers: “I want a Great Real Estate deal!” Makes you think of the popular TV game show “Let’s Make A Deal!” There sometimes you get a flashy sports car, and sometimes you left with his and her bicycles or […]


Deciding on what to offer on the home you want to purchase… 2

Congratulations! You found a Buffalo home that you want to purchase! After all that searching on the Internet, going to Open Houses and all this time together looking and we have found the house of your dreams. Now how do we make the it your Buffalo home? Making the Offer […]


Observations of For Sale By Owner

Dangers of being a For Sale By Owner!!!! Several years ago, while working in Celebration Florida Real Estate Market I had a conversation with an owner of a For Sale By Owner recently that shocked me.   Now I seem to have it at an increasing rate.    Often, they don’t want […]


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Do you know the magic three words in Western New York Real Estate? 6

By leaving your home on the market over-priced you are enabling your competition (other homes for sale) to look better because they are priced better and are more appealing than your Western New York home. Look long and hard at your competition, see why they have a SOLD sign and you do not. In the end you will see it boils down to the listing price.


Is your Buffalo Realtor® telling you what you need to hear or what you want to hear? 6

What is Buying a Listing? Buying Listings is a term used by many Realtors® when they see overpriced listings on the market. “Oh that Realtor® bought that listing… There are Realtors® out there that will take an overpriced listing to just put their sign in the lawn and give them […]

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Of course your home is (Fill-in-the-Blank) !

But it won’t sell for more than what a buyer is willing to pay! There are not a lot of people out there that will pay more than the appraised value of a home and if they do they will have to purchase all cash. Main reason — there isn’t […]


It happens… We may not be able to sell your home!

Last night there was a collective sigh of relief by Realtors around the country. These Realtors had a problem listing expire, and they couldn’t be happier. Every day homes expire without selling, often the Home Seller blames the Realtor that represented them. It is always easier to blame someone else […]

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Comparables – What are they and why you should care! 1

This has been a week of lots of comparing of homes for sale for our team. We have been dealing them for both buyers and sellers. You might not think that Comparable Sales (comps) are all that important, but you really need to pay attention to them. Because if you […]

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Search Results for $100,000 to $200,000 for Erie County Homes For Sale

Homes for Sale in Erie County – $100,000 – $200,0000 Modify your search results: Modify your Search Max Price: Min Price: Choose a City AldenAmherstAtticaAuroraBataviaBostonBuffaloBustiCambriaChateaugayChautauquaCheektowagaClarenceDarienDunkirkEdenEllicottvilleElmaEvansGrand IslandHamburgHartlandLackawannaLancasterLewistonLockportNewfaneNewsteadNiagaraNiagara FallsNorth TonawandaOleanOrchard ParkPendletonPerryPorterRoyaltonTonawandaWest SenecaWheatfieldWilson For more information call Colleen Kulikowski (716) 650-0051 Thinking of selling your Erie County home? Interested in finding out the […]


New Amherst Listings on the MLS

For more information call Colleen Kulikowski (716) 650-0051   Thinking of selling your Western New York home? Interested in finding out the current market value of your single family home, condo or investment property? Then call www.BestBuffaloHomes.com at (716) 650-0051 to discuss what is happening in today’s Western New York […]


Search Orchard Park Homes for Sale 1

The Best Buffalo Homes Team has created these handy searches for you to look for homes for sale in Orchard Park.   Are you looking for homes for sale in Orchard Park, New York?   View recently listed real estate properties throughout the Orchard Park area and all of Western New York […]


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When your design choices get in the way of potential buyers

Decorating vs. Staging Does your Handyman Special have a stunning renovated price tag? Decorating is what you do for yourself. If you think back to when you purchased your home, you might remember the state the home was in when you purchased it. Chance are it was a far cry […]


Selection of Lancaster Single Family Homes for Sale

Find Lancaster, NY homes for sale. Search Lancaster, NY homes for sale, photos, market reports, view open house dates, and virtual tours on Are you looking for homes for sale in Lancaster, New York? View recently listed real estate properties throughout the Lancaster, New York area on Best Buffalo Homes!

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The moving experience from the eyes of the kids

When buying a new home usually it is the adults that make all the decisions. But are we really making the best decisions for our children? Home buying can be traumatic for the kids. From a Kid’s standpoint these are the most important aspects of is a house good enough […]

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What about that vacant house? 6

We often talk about the Real Estate market and the inventory is the homes that are for sale.    But let’s talk about the inventory that  really isn’t inventory; yet.   What sits waiting and what exactly are they waiting for?   Out showing properties to a client of mine this evening, we […]