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 […]
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 […]
When the time nears to sell your Buffalo home, one extra bit of due diligence can pay off in the most meaningful way: helping you to get the best return on your investment. It’s not a requirement that every listing agent may suggest, but particularly if yours is an older […]
Getting pre-approved for a mortgage So you’ve decided to buy a place of your own. Congratulations! It’s one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your lifetime. But before you start your search, there’s an important step you should take – get pre-approved. A pre-approval indicates that […]
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 […]
One of the true pleasures of summer is biting into a ripe, juicy tomato fresh from the garden. But what if you don’t have space for a garden? Not to worry! Even if you have the smallest patio, deck or balcony you can grow fresh tomatoes all summer long. By […]
Here are a some of our most popular articles on Distressed Real Estate, commonly referred to as Foreclosures. Real Estate Explained | Deed In Lieu of foreclosure Deed in lieu of Foreclosure is defined by Wikipedia as: “A Deed in lieu of foreclosure is a deed instrument in which a […]
I love the advice that Barbara Corcoran has for home sellers! I am part of her network of REALTORS around the country and I thought I would share her helpful tips for staging your home. Home Staging Advice by Barbara Corcoran For more information call Colleen Kulikowski (716) 650-0051 […]
Many first time home buyers get into the Buffalo Real Estate market and purchase their first home with a HUD home. There are some differences to a conventional sale and it is the buyer that is prepared that can then be ready to act when the right home comes up […]
Buffalo Suburban Communities Amherst (Including Williamsville/Snyder) Amherst is a town in Erie County, New York, U.S., directly northeast of the City of Buffalo. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 116,510. This represents an increase from the 1990 census figure of 111,711. The town is […]
Should I list in the Winter in Buffalo NY? The fall weather is setting in and with the upcoming holidays, many Western New Yorkers are making plans for family parties and getting ready to settle in for a long winter. Let’s face it, there are a lot of jokes about […]
We always talk about about what a great time it is to purchase a home in WNY, but there are some very sound reasons why you might not want to purchase a WNY home at this time. Even though you may have the financial resources and the desire to own your own home, it might not be the right time for YOU.
Yes you read that correctly. We have a reason to suggest that. There are so many times that we see where good people make poor decisions and then they find that they have to sell it too soon. Too often we find that we have to sell a home for a client that is in a tough spot, having to sell right after purchasing a home.
Are you ready to face the ugly monster in the room?
Your Buffalo area home is about to expire and you are understandably frustrated. You have great plans for a new Buffalo area home and you just can’t understand why your home has not sold. You love your home, it has been wonderful for you, but why is it that nobody else wants it? At this point you have lost confidence in your current Buffalo Realtor®, and you probably are searching the Internet to find the right person to sell you Buffalo home.
Let’s talk about showings for your home for sale. I am frustrated with the lack of professionalism by some Realtors. Not all, just a few. And I am not the only one who is frustrated. I am sure that it is the behavior of these agents that give those of […]