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Should I stage my Western New York home?

Should I stage my Western New York home?

Many times a staged home assists WNY Buyers to make that personal connection and help them purchase a home rather than a house. In a 2004 survey of Realtors®, almost two-thirds estimated that a staged home kept in show-to-sell condition sells for a price that is between 10% and 20% higher. You have decided to sell you Western New York home. You [Continue]

Curb Appeal — Fixes do not have to be expensive!

Curb Appeal — Fixes do not have to be expensive!

TODAY real estate contributor Barbara Corcoran reveals how your house can make the best first impression with only a few cosmetic touch-ups that provide needed curb appeal. Some great advice for home sellers… Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy For more information call Colleen Kulikowski (716) [Continue]

Ways to Sabotage Your Home Sale

Ways to Sabotage Your Home Sale

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! [Continue]

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

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

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 the ability to advertise a [Continue]

Can Burying a St. Joseph ensure a home Sale?

Can Burying a St. Joseph ensure a home Sale?

St. Joseph – Patron Saint of Realtors There are so many tools available to sellers to ensure successful sale of their Western New York home. The most important tool I have is the market conditions and current sales data to ensure that the home is priced correctly. History of what has happened in the Real [Continue]

Western New York Home Improvements Worth Doing…

Western New York Home Improvements Worth Doing…

Everyone is wondering if they should do certain home improvements to the Western New York home before they list it for sale. Not all home improvements are always the smartest or best use of your time and money. There are so many factors that go into is this the decision to improve your Western New [Continue]

How can I get my Buffalo home SOLD faster?

How can I get my Buffalo home SOLD faster?

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 of their home affects the [Continue]

Open Houses don’t sell houses!

Open Houses don’t sell houses!

Well Let's talk about how we approach to having an Open House. Expect that an Open House won't sell your home. But some homes are sold through an Open House. An Open House is our opportunity to meet potential Buyers and start the home buying process with them. It might sell another home we have, and an open house we have elsewhere may just sell [Continue]

Bad Appraisals

Bad Appraisals

TODAY’s real estate expert Barbara Corcoran explains how low home appraisals are causing frustration and disappointment for buyers and sellers and she offers advice about how to avoid them. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy For more information call Colleen Kulikowski (716) 650-0051   Thinking of [Continue]

Comparables – What are they and why you should care!

Comparables – What are they and why you should care!

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 don’t, you may be caught [Continue]

Low Appraisals Still Causing Problems in Some Deals

Low Appraisals Still Causing Problems in Some Deals

The real estate market is on the upswing – but are those improvements being reflected in home appraisals?  When many potential buyers push the selling price of a home higher than the asking price – which isn’t unusual in neighborhoods where the demand is high – problems are arising because the appraisers are coming in [Continue]

Barbara Corcoran Advice to sell your home

Barbara Corcoran Advice to sell your home

Great advice for home sellers! Great advice about listing after Superbowl Sunday! Nothing traditionally happens until after the Superbowl. When you do place your home on the market, remember pricing is the most important thing! Try to get on the market 10-15% below the current competition on the market. Get an inspection before for you [Continue]

Real Estate Explained | Home Owners Insurance

Real Estate Explained | Home Owners Insurance

Once you sign the sales contract there are many details that have to happen.   One such detail on your closing checklist is obtain Home Owner’s Insurance. What good is a sizable nest egg if it’s left unprotected? To make sure your assets are properly covered, you need to consult someone who’s knowledgeable about the [Continue]

Five Biggest Real Estate Myths

Five Biggest Real Estate Myths

discussing the Five Biggest Real Estate Myths. This is something that I think both Buyers and Sellers need to watch. I am always asked “Is this a good time to sell?” or “Should I purchase a home in WNY now?” Those are loaded questions folks. You cannot answer them generally. Each situation is unique, your [Continue]

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