Social Media Rules when Buying and Selling your home

Let’s face it you are excited, you are getting ready to buy or sell a home. You have found the right REALTOR to represent you and you naturally want to start talking about it on Social Media. This is where I am going to stop you. Over the past few […]

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Showing Etiquette for Home Buyers

You have gotten your mortgage pre-approval, you have been looking at homes on-line and now you are ready to start to look at homes in person.   There is one thing that we need to talk about; what is and is not acceptable behavior when you are in someone’s home. Remember […]

Does selling a home quickly indicate a great Buffalo REALTOR?

You want to be on the market for as short a time as possible. You just interviewed a few Buffalo REALTORS and they placed great emphasis on how many days their listings spent on the market. So is it a good idea to determine the agent you select by the […]


Things Sellers can do make a buyers day! 5

You have agreed on a sales price, closing date and you are moving out of your Western New York home. As you pack up remember that there are some very important things you should leave behind for the buyers of your home. You will be expected to leave the home […]

Zillow Zestimate Accuracy

  As of March 31, 2011, here is the accuracy for Zillow Zestimates for our area:   County State Zestimate Accuracy Homes on Zillow Homes with Zestimates Within 5% of Sale Price Within 10% of Sale Price Within 20% of Sale Price Median Error Allegany NY 1 29,292 29,292 — […]



Real Estate Explained | What is Appreciation 3

Real Estate appreciation is the increase in value of your home and the property.In the United States since 1968 Real Estate Median Sales increased, but as the current Real Estate market shows, there is no guarantee that you home will appreciate. It is no secret that economy is affects real […]

Ready to sell your Buffalo home?

Selling your home is different today! Ready to sell your Buffalo area home?   Well let’s talk about how the consumer searches for their next home. Most consumers start with this handy Internet tool called Google.    You may have heard of it before.   In fact, within the last twenty years it […]

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How to save money for your WNY down payment 3

Overwhelmed at the prospect of saving money for a down payment for a Western New York home? Here is a great way to start saving for your WNY home – your coffee drinking habit could be eating away at money that you could be saving for that down payment. Do you go out and get yourself Starbuck, Tim Hortons, or Dunkin Donuts coffee everyday in the WNY area instead of drinking the coffee in the office or from home?

Who is at fault when your home doesn’t sell? 2

Your Buffalo home has been on the market for six months or longer and you are beginning to wonder why isn’t there a sold sign on the sign out front? You are thinking to yourself “I just want my Western New York Home SOLD!” There are so many factors that […]

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Seller’s should consider listing their homes sooner than later

Are you on the fence about putting your Buffalo home up for sale? Are you thinking that you will wait until (fill in the blank) to sell your home. You may want to rethink that thought and list sooner and take advantage of the record low mortgage interest rates. Sellers […]

How to prevent Buyer’s Remorse from getting the best of you. 2

You see buying a home is not entirely an emotional process; some times you need to look at it logically. Everything went so fast since you started your search on the Internet, called the agent of the first listing that you really liked, and then you pre-qualified for the mortgage and saw a bunch of homes.

How My Marketing Will Help Sell Your Home! 4

What You’ll Get Working With Me: Syndication To, Trulia & Zillow The vast majority of buyers start their search, and find their home, online. This is where I focus my efforts, by broadcasting your home to, Trulia, and Zillow, the three largest real estate search sites online. Buyers […]

Mobile Microliving in 128 Square Feet

There is a house that is the size of an outdoor storage house. Would you believe that two people Tammy and Logan Strobel’s live in this house? Some have compared the house to the size of a parking space. What provoked this action? In 2005, after watching a video on […]

How to Avoid the Real Estate Listing Black Hole in Western New York. 5

Why it is important to work with a dedicated Professional! Awhile back, our team went to a listing appointment with a frustrated Western New York property owner. These folks won’t be listing their property for sale with us. When we were done with them, the decided that they are going […]


Your home’s job interview — the Home Showing! 4

You would not dare show up to your job interview without wearing a freshly pressed suit, your hair done nicely, polished shoes, and a well written resume. So why is it that you let your home go to an interview with a stained suit, looking like it rolled out of bed, bringing the kids, and no resume?

Why Use A Realtor® for your Buffalo Home Purchase? 3

Why Use a REALTOR®? In this highly competitive real estate market in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, can you really afford not to work with a professional who does this every day? All New York real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the […]



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 for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy For more information call Colleen Kulikowski (716) 650-0051   […]

Buffalo Relocation Guide 8

Need more reasons why to relocate to Buffalo NY? Perhaps you are considering relocation to the Greater Buffalo region and need more information. Let me assist you in the process of deciding Buffalo is right for you! Call me today (716) 650-0051 to find out more and receive my free customized Buffalo Relocation Guide for you.

You will be curious to know about Buffalo Communities, the individual neighborhoods of Buffalo and find resources to assist you in deciding that Buffalo NY is for you! This website is packed full of community information, market reports and information to assist you in the purchase of your Buffalo home!

When people speak of Buffalo they don’t always mean just the city of Buffalo. In fact many of those that live in the seven counties of Western New York will refer to themselves as Buffalonians. The pride in the area is that strong. So communities like Amherst, Cheektowaga, Lewiston, Grand Island, North Tonawanda, Williamsville, Orchard Park are just a few of the Buffalo communities here.

Helpful information regarding the STAR Exemption

School Tax Relief Exemption (STAR) Information Basic STAR (no age limit and Income under $500,000) Application RP-425 completed and signed Ownership of 1,2 or 3 family home or condominium Must be primary residence Copies of two (2) proofs of residency per household must accompany application Acceptable forms of proof include: […]

Earnest Money Deposit on your new Buffalo home purchase 4

What is Earnest Money Deposit? When you write an offer to purchase your Western New York dream home you will place an “earnest money” deposit. This deposit shows the seller that you’re serious about the offer to purchase the property. The amount of earnest money deposit varies based on the […]

Questions to ask a Realtor

Finding the Right REALTOR With so many REALTORS around, how do you go about finding one that is right for you?  Here are some questions to help you decide on an agent. What types of specific marketing systems and approaches will you use to sell my home?  (Look for someone […]