Saturday, August 23, 2008

As a Realtor In this town I have been asked many real estate related questions. The most common being , Are our houses selling? My response is that any house marketed properly will sell. When I meet with a client for the first time I explain how the real estate market works. I believe every homeowner needs to know how to secure the most value for their house. Most people have a basic idea of what their house is worth and for the most part, they are not to far off the mark. They need an understanding of how to get the most value out of their home in the current market. Selling your house is more than listing it on the Long Island Multiple Listing Service (MLSLI) and placing an ad in Newsday.

  • We are in a buyers market.

  • There are currently 159 houses on the market in Plainview.
    Ask yourself this question.
    Why should someone buy your home?

  • You must maximize your homes exposure from the start. This process involves marketing at what I call a Full Spectrum Approach.

  • Not marketing your home properly is short changing yourself.

  • You deserve the most value your home can bring you in the current market.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

"HASSLE-FREE HOMEBUYING 101" Mark Schreier LSA, Century 21 Prevete Real Estate (516)263-9094

Perhaps you’d like to take advantage of today’s great buyer’s market in housing but feel a little intimidated by everything that’s involved.
You know the routine: finding the right locale and the right house; negotiating an agreement; putting together a down payment; and selecting the best mortgage available.
There are two things you can do to make every step run smoothly. The first is to select a really professional agent who knows the real estate business, knows your local market, has both a solid reputation for integrity and a solid record of success, and clearly is eager to respond to your needs.
The second is to make your agent your teammate in the literal sense of the word, using teamwork to be sure that the house you ultimately buy is the house you’ve always wanted.
Making your agent your teammate requires choosing an agent you feel able to trust both as a person and as a professional. And that’s no small matter. In real estate as in all areas of business – as in all aspects of life, actually – trust can make all the difference in the world.
True teamwork is nearly impossible to achieve unless you stick with one agent throughout the buying process. Buy all means you should shop around – and shop around carefully – when you’re still deciding which agent to work with. Once you’ve made that decision, however, don’t reverse it unless (and this rarely happens to people who are careful in the first place) something specific happens to make it clear that your choice was unwise.
Teammate status is all the motivation a first-rate agent needs to go all-out in finding houses that suit your needs. And if you’re concerned about what it is you’re looking for and how much house you think you can afford, your agent can save you huge amounts to time and effort.
If you’re not sure how much you can afford, be candid with your agent about that, too. He or she can provide you with some helpful preliminary guidelines and can put you in touch with mortgage lenders who know how to get you focused on an appropriate price range.
It’s always a good idea, as you look at listed homes, to give your agent a lot of feedback on what you’ve seen. Good feedback will refine and sharpen the agent’s understanding of your likes and dislikes, which in turn will make it easier to find the house of your dreams.
The ultimate payoff, once again, is that you get to your goal more quickly, expending less time and less effort along the way.
Anyone who have ever done it this way will assure you of one thing: it pays off.

Call Today!!
Mark Schreier
Licensed Sales Person

The Plainview Housing Market Never Sleeps. **20 Houses Transfered Ownership This July 2008** Looking To Sell ? Call Me Today!!

Address ,Selling Price, Style

1) 17 Charlotte Pl $420,250 Ranch
2) 10 Sydney St $445,000 Exp Ranch
3) 6 Sydney St $430,000 Ranch
4) 39 Spector Ln $439,000 Split
5) 26 Garnet Ln $455,000 Split
6) 10 David Rd $463,000 Cape
7) 30 Knowles St $460,000 Split
8) 30 Burton Ave $465,000 Split
9) 26 Edi Ct $475,000 Exp Ranch
10) 1 Sylvia Rd $485,000 Split
11) 89 Morton Blvd $509,000 Ranch
12) 8 John St $518,000 Hi Ranch
13) 37 Brook Path $518,000 Split
14) 17 Radnor Rd $490,000 Split
15) 31 Mitchell Ave $530,000 Exp Ranch
16) 86 Nassau Ave $528,000 Split
17) 8 Nora Ln $545,000 Exp Ranch
18) 19 Elaine Pl $615,000 Split
19) 64 Hope Dr $850,000 Colonial
20) 4 Colonial Gat $867,500 Exp Ranch

Mark Schreier Licensed Sales Person Century 21 Prevete Real estate (516)263-9094
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