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Monday, July 13, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

How to win in a bidding war without raising your price.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
As people anticipate an economic recovery this summer, more home buyers are actively entering the Hudson Valley housing market. What some buyers will be surprised to discover in this seller's market is that unlike the last recession, prices are rising, not falling. The difference this time is the severe shortage of homes for sale. Buyers should expect and be prepared for getting into bidding wars when they make an offer on a property. As bidding wars go, there are going to be more losers than winners. As a buyer, you should be prepared for the battle. Here are some ways to get an edge over other buyers that do not involve upping your price.
Be ready with your pre-approval paperwork.
Sellers want strong offers from strong buyers, buyers who are prepared to see a contract through to closing. Show you are serious by having a pre-approval letter from your lender. (Not just "pre-qualified." There is a h ...

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

List it while it's hot!

by Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
If real estate were a Formula One auto race, the starting flag dropped yesterday. That was the day New York's planned Phase Two return to business clicked the "On" switch. The real estate business is back (with certain virus-prevention requirements still in place) and the race is on!
What that means is buyers are out in force, hoping to find a home to buy and get settled into before school (hopefully) starts in fall.
Sellers are likewise dashing to list their homes after waiting for weeks during the prime listing time. But listings take time to organize for both the owner and the Realtor. They must assemble property information, create marketing materials, take photos and file the requisite paperwork.
If you plan on selling in the current market, you don't have a lot of time. What are the main things sellers should do now to get their homes ready to go on the market as soon as possible?
1. First ...

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

How Disclosures protects you, your health and your money

We have noticed a recent up-tick of home owners selling their homes without the use of a Realtor. We will be the first to admit that now is a better time than most to sell a home yourself. Real estate agents have been hamstrung by restrictions imposed by the state and national real estate agencies to protect buyers and sellers during showings and other traditionally face-to-face interactions in the process of selling a home. But while the market is hot for sellers, selling now comes with a new set of dangers that Realtors can protect buyers and sellers from.
A dangerous profession
According to a Report published by the National Association of Realtors, nearly 40% of realtors have been in a situation that made them afraid for their safety while on the job. Every year, more and more agents report being attacked, and dozens of them are murdered. Letting a stranger into your home makes you at risk for theft or a planned future burglary. You will also be held responsible if the visitor ...

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Friday, March 27, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Four projects to keep your home ownership dreams alive.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems
While COVID-19 is still going viral and many people are sidelined from our usual activities, you don't have to press Pause on your dream of finding a home. Here are four things you can do right now to keep your home search on track, so you're ready to go when the pandemic subsides.
Get Pre-Approved for a mortgage
Use this time to take one of the most important steps in buying a house. A pre-approval will show you how much a lender is willing to finance, and it shows sellers and their agents you're serious. It's a great time to gather up necessary documents like income verification, credit history, and asset documents. You can even call a lender as financial institutions are deemed essential services and reach out to a lender.
Virtually connect with an agent.
Start working with a trusted Realtor so you're ready to move quickly when the right house pops up. However you connect, a Realtor can help you navigate t ...

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Millennial-speak: 85 words, acronyms and phrases you need to know.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems

Millennial home buyers have entered the housing market in a big way. Back in 2015, Millennials surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest generational group in America, and they now make up the largest group of home buyers.

To begin building marketing campaigns that are specifically targeted toward this powerful group, we need to understand their social media-centric language. Here are 85 terms, abbreviations, acronyms specific to this group. Some you may already have heard, many possibly not. And some are just damn funny. Enjoy.



1. Receipts – Evidence of a person’s hypocrisy, often pulled from past social media or text conversations

2. Extra – Over the top, dramatic behavior

3. Bae – A pet name that stands for Before Anyone Else 

4. Yaas – An enthusiastic way of saying yes

5. Low key – Low intensity / slight / kind of

6. AF – An acronym for &ldq ...

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