Real estate is personal.
It is about you and your needs. And yes, I am a real estate professional. And a REALTOR. But I am also a person who has sold my home and who has moved. I understand how that feels.
And I understand what it feels like to buy a home, the anticipation, the anxiety, all of it.
So here is an invitation. A cup of coffee. On me. I will listen and will answer your questions with the understanding that comes from someone who has been there. So whatever you are looking to do, whether buying or selling, I would love the opportunity to understand your dreams and help make them a reality.
How's the Real Estate Market for 2018 in Westchester County?
While this is one of the most common questions that I get asked, it is one of the most difficult to answer without further information. So that is what I am going to do here: Ask for some further information.
Where in Westchester?
Actually where matters a lot. While there are some common factors that affect Westchester real estate prices a lot (interest rates, the overall economy, the employment market, etc), the truth is that local specific development (new sudivisions, new developments, school district changes will affect the real estate market MUCH more in most cases than other economic factors.
So let's start with WHERE and then I can help you in a much more specific way.
What are you doing? Buying or selling? What is your time frame?
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How to Sell Your Home This Spring
Home Selling Tip #1
Get your mind right! One of the things that I recommend is that sellers mentally part ways with their homes first and view your home through the eyes of a generic buyer rather than you. It is far easier said than done. It is difficult to tell yourself that your home, this "just" a house that I need to sell.", but it is important! Keep your focus on the future and look forward to your new homes. As tough as it is try to view this as a business transaction based upon the current market. While it is challenging to detach yourself from the home personally, this is a key and necessary step in the process.
Anonymize Your Home! Tip #2
It is time to take down photos of your children, grand-kids, weddings, and promotions. These may be important items to you but we want the focus on selling your home! Remove religious items,...
The season you sell your home can have an impact on how much you get for your home and how quickly it sells. The season that has the most success in selling homes is spring. This is a good time of year for families moving to new school districts and is also more convenient weather for moving. Because of this trend, most people will recommend waiting to list your home until after the winter is over. Avoiding the winter is a huge misconception in the housing industry and can cause homeowners to miss out on opportunities.
Selling in the winter can give you a few advantages. There will be fewer houses on the market since most people assume winter is a bad time to sell. This gives your home more attention. Potential buyers are always looking no matter...