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Friday, July 12, 2019   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Seven ways Hudson Valley home sellers find out that hindsight's a bitch.

So many times I see sellers trying to squeeze every penny out of the sale of their house but end up shortchanging themselves. Here are seven such circumstances that can be eliminated with a little foresight:

1. Cheaping out on remodeling.
Inferior finishes or cheap solutions to home decorating problems always come back to haunt sellers. Guilty parties include cheap laminate flooring, paint on grainy un-prepared surfaces, "faux" granite counter tops and Ikea kitchens. None will improve the selling price, and all will be seen by buyers as something they'll have to replace or re-do anyway. 

2. Ignoring older systems.
Be it a struggling HVAC system, a saggy roof or a water heater as old as your youngest child, a seller will have to deal with these issues in one of three ways. They will receive no offers, they will receive offers reflective of these items that need to be replaced, or once the home inspection happens, the buyer will want to renegotiate the entire transaction. ...

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Top five reasons to hire a REALTOR® to help buy or sell a Hudson Valley home

I was asked recently to help a magazine editor with an article about why people should use a realtor in the course of buying or selling a home. They wanted my single best reason, but as I thought about it, I came up with at least five.

Buying or selling a home can be quite an adventurous journey. A good REALTORS®  can lead his or her clients to their ultimate goal and help them avoid potential disasters along the way. Unfortunately, in this world of instant gratification and Internet searches, many think they can click their way to a first time home, or stick a sign in the front yard and sell their home on their own.
Here are my five:
1. What do you do with all this paperwork?
Each county and state has different regulations regarding real estate law. These regulations are constantly changing. A true Real Estate Professional is an expert in their market and can guide a client through the stacks of paperwork necessary to make their dream a reality.
2. Ok, so you found y ...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018   /   by Mark Granata-Frontino

Access to Buyers: An Important Factor In Getting Your Hudson Valley Home SOLD!

So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access to buyers you want to provide.
There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is Access, followed by Condition, Financing, and Price. There are many levels of access that you can provide to your agent so that he or she can show your home.
Here are several levels of access that you can give for a buyer who wants to show your home:

Lockbox on the Door – this allows buyers the ability to see the home as soon as they are aware of the listing, or at their convenience.
Providing a Key to the Home – although the buyer’s agent may need to stop by an office to pick up the key, there is little delay in being able to show the home.
Open Access with a Phone Call – the seller allows showings with just a phone call’s notice.
By Appointment O ...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Access: A Key Component in Getting Your House SOLD!

So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a Hudson Valley real estate professional to help you with the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to potential buyers.
There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is Access, followed by Condition, Financing, and Price. There are many levels of access that you can provide to your agent so that he or she can show your home.
Here are five levels of access that you can give to buyers, along with a brief description:
Lockbox on the Door – this allows buyers the ability to see the home as soon as they are aware of the listing, or at their convenience. It also provides a level of protection for the seller that even the restrictive "Appointment Only" access can provide. In the lower Hudson Valley, Most MLS lockboxes are not just little key boxes, but sophisticated digital recorders of the identity of every agent who uses them to show a house. T ...

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