Sunday, November 23, 2008

POB Library and Mark Schreier Licensed Sales Associate Century 21 Prevete Real Estate Hoilday Food Drive

Mark Schreier will be collecting food for the Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank
All non-perisable items needed including:
Stuffing Mixes
Canned Sweet Potatoes
Boxed Instant Mashed Potatoes
Turkey Gravy
Canned Corn
Canned Green Beans
Canned Carrots
Canned Fruit Cocktail
Canned Peaches
Canned Mandarin Oranges
Disposable Roasting Pans
Frozen Turkey’s
To Donate Contact,
Mark Schreier, LSA

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Certain Expectations When Selling A Home

Selling a home puts you in a unique position. You are parting with what is likely your greatest asset. Some people are sad to sell, while others are ready to move on. No matter what your circumstances, your buyer will have certain expectations of you.
First, you are expected to be courteous and professional. If you can put some emotional distance between yourself and the property it is helpful. For instance, if you are selling the family home it is likely to be an emotional transaction. However, your buyer probably does not want to walk down memory lane each time you meet.
Next, you are expected to have an understanding of the current real estate marketplace. You need to know what a reasonable asking price is and have realistic expectations for the terms and conditions of the sale. Expecting to sell for twice what you paid is not helpful if the marketplace does not support that type of transaction. Your real estate professional will be instrumental in helping you gauge the temperature of the market.
When possible, buyers will expect you to be fair and flexible. You should certainly feel empowered to stand up for your best interests, but if you can accommodate certain requests, it can make for a smoother transaction.
Buyers expect you to be honest and up front about the condition of your property. A home inspection and seller disclosure documents help ensure that potential defects are identified, but a buyer also expects that you will not purposefully hide areas of concern.
Finally, buyers expect you to leave the home in a respectable condition. Moving day is certainly a hectic one, but it is no reason to leave behind unwanted items for the buyer to deal with. You are expected to leave the home broom swept and cleared of all items except those identified in the contract as transferring with the property.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008



Charming Manetto Hill aera Califorina Ranch, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, 75'x100' property, large back yard, quiet mid block location , Plainview Schools (#4 ) K-Center, Parkway Elementary, Mattlin Middle, & JFK High School , walk to all .

Contact Mark Schreier Licensed Sales Associate Century 21 Prevete Real Estate for details. (516) 263-9094


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Fairway Market Thanksgiving Food Drive

Fairway Market , Mark Schreier, & Century 21 Prevete Real Estate have teamed up to collect food for the Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank. A collection bin has been placed in the front exit hallway. Please donate any non-perisable food item as well as roasting pans, aluminum foil, and can openers.

To donate a turkey,
Please call Mark Schreier @ 516 263-9094 to arrange for a pick-up.

Monday, November 3, 2008

A Few Ways To Take The Headach Out Of Moving

Moving from one house to another is always a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Here are some simple tips on how to get it done with minimal stress and strain.
· Look at all the alternatives: hiring a moving company, for example, versus renting a truck and doing it yourself. Whichever alternative makes most sense for you, get bids from more than one vendor.
· A few days before the moving company is scheduled to arrive or you’re supposed to pick up your rental truck, call to confirm that everything is on track to happen when it’s supposed to .
· Prepare your change of address cards in advance and send them out as soon as it’s appropriate to do so. The post office, utilities, companies and people you do business with, city hall, friends, relatives – all should be notified of your move.
· Get an early start on packing by concentrating on seldom-used items first. Each box should have its contents and the room those contents belong in written on it clearly.
· Take a hard look at things you seldom or never use and throw away as many of them as you can. The more you throw away, the less you’ll have to move. Every item you throw away is one less item to clutter up you new home.
· Use your extra towels and linens to protect breakables. When your supply of these things is exhausted, crumpled newspaper makes an excellent substitute. Write “Fragile” on all appropriate boxes.
· Put your valuables (such as jewelry) and important documents (birth certificates, car titles, etc.) aside in some safe place where they won’t be misplaced.
· When the house is empty, go back for a thorough final inspection. Check closets, crawl spaces, basement, attic, out-of-the-way nooks and crannies of all kinds. Have a second person make the same inspection separately.
· Clean your new home thoroughly before moving in. It’s infinitely easier that way.
· Decide in advance where you want the heavy furniture. Changing your mind after the movers have departed is no fun – especially for your back!
· Locate all fuses, circuit breakers, and water/gas and electrical valves. Record the meter readings and check the smoke detectors.
· List the phone numbers of the local police and fire stations, doctors, nearby hospitals, etc. Put a copy of your list near each phone.

Above all, plan, plan, plan and plan some more. Make a schedule you can live with, and then stick to it. Preparation and forethought will help you to keep everything under control and finish the move with your sanity and your nervous system intact.

Plainview House Closings For October 2008

Listed below are the closings for the month of October 2008*

46 Jamaica Ave., Exp Cape, $365,000
14 Wendell St., Exp Ranch, $340,000
10 Nassau Ave., Exp Cape $400,000
39 Charlotte Pl., Ranch, $420,000
4 Bayberry Dr., Cape, $425,000
5 Alan Ct., Split, $470,000
15 Pasadena, Dr., Split, $500,000
24 Kenneth St., Ranch, $518,000
85 Lincoln Rd., Split, $565,000
46 Stauber Dr., Split, $575,000
13 Melony Ave., Colonial, $577,500
101 Plymouth Rd., Split, $565,000
1 Meredith Ct., Hi Ranch, $622,000
76 Richfield St., Ranch, $622,500
31 Southwick Ct., Ranch $700,000
8 Salem Ct., Colonial, $690,000

*source Long Island MLS