Monday, November 12, 2018

Plainview, NY Real Estate Market Report For October 2018

Mark Schreier realtor of Century 21 American Homes Real Estate discusses the Plainview, NY market activity for October 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

How Will The New Nassau County Tax Assessment Affect Your List Price When Selling Your House?

How will the new Nassau County Property Assessment affect the listing price of your house. Mark Schreier of Century 21 American Homes Real Estate discusses this issue.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Tips for Doing the Final Walk-Through Before Closing a Home

What is the purpose of the final walk-through when closing on a home? Mark Schreier Licensed Realtor with Century 21 American Homes Real Estate discusses the importance of the process. He explains why you do a final walk-through and how to use it to protect your best interest during the sales process.
Please click the link below for a checklist to help you in the process.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Get there intact: 5 tips toward a safe DIY moving day

 Changing residences can call for the coordination of a lot of details, and that’s especially true if you’re a do-it-yourselfer who’s renting a truck rather than hiring a moving company.
Though the U.S. Census Bureau estimates the average American changes homes 11.4 times in his lifetime, many of us never take time to think about the potential safety hazards involved. Usually we’re way more focused on the challenges of figuring out all the logistics, packing up our possessions in logical fashion and starting the psychological adjustment of having a new place of residence.
Still, it’s important to take a moment to think about best practices for the safety of you and your family as you plan your move. Consider taking the following steps toward a safe and organized moving process.
1. Assign roles. Organize your packing and loading crew so everyone knows his role. Your work will be much more efficient — and you won’t get in each other’s way — if your friends and family members are each assigned a task according to their physical capabilities. As a side note, you may wish to keep small children completely off-site so the adults can focus on the often-physical work at hand.
2. Choose a reputable rental company. Secure your moving truck from a reputable dealer, then follow its specific instructions for safely packing and driving the vehicle. Trusted longtime vendor Penske Truck Rental offers a clean, reliable, well-maintained vehicle every time, with a range of available packing and moving tools and the peace of mind that comes with 24-hour roadside assistance.
3. Optimize tools. Use dollies, hand trucks, harnesses and/or multiple people to lift boxes that weigh more than 50 pounds. If you’re a do-it-yourselfer you may take pride in being able to handle any chore yourself, but you need to remember you'll be self-sufficient no longer if you sustain an injury from trying to be superhuman.
4. Lift correctly. When picking up anything even moderately heavy, avoid back injuries by keeping your back vertical and your chest forward. Draw the item as close to your body as possible while bending at the knees and lifting with your legs, avoiding bending horizontally as you straighten.
5. Be aware of obstacles. When moving items out of your house and into your vehicle, watch for items that could trip you or get in your way, such as low-hanging obstacles, ground protrusions or surfaces that are wet, slick or uneven. Wear close-fitting clothing that can’t be snagged and choose durable footwear that offers both support and traction.
The DIY moving process need not be difficult or risky as long as you plan ahead and take a few precautions.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Considering School District When Buying A Home

Considering School District When Buying A Home

Mark Schreier of Century 21 American Homes discusses the importance of considering school districts when buying a home.     School districts are important for those  with and without school aged children.  School district ratings have a direct affect on housing prices.  Learn ways to see if a specific school district meets your needs. 
Helpful links for school ratings:

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Can I Sell MY House On My Own? For Sale By Owner

Can I sell my house on my own? Mark Schreier NYS Licensed Real Estate Sales Person with Century 21 American Homes discusses the realities behind selling your house for sale by owner.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Plainview, NY Real Estate Market Alert

Mark Schreier of Century 21 American Homes  Real Estate discusses how the Plainview, NY September 2018 absorption is starting to trend towards a buyer's market.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Are Web Based Home Values Accurate?

The true market value of a house is what a person is willing to spend and what the seller is willing to accept governed by the mortgage industry if it is not a cash deal. Zillow, Redfin, Trulia and others offer instant home values that only offer an estimated value. They use algorithms and data from public records that doesn’t take into consideration the uniqueness of the house and neighborhood. Your local realtor knows the market. He or she conducts physical inspections and considers important values such as market demand and prices of similar properties in the neighborhood that are currently listed under contract and recently closed. Most people rely on internet home values because of its’ convenience and speed. If you are considering selling, refinancing or just want a more accurate and reliable market value of your house, contact a local, knowledgeable, real estate professional. Contact me today for a Free Market Analysis.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Would you pay someone to work against you in a real estate transaction? Not me...

Would you pay someone to work against you in a real estate transaction? Not me. This video is a must watch for anyone considering buying or selling a house. Learn what goes on behind the scenes in a real estate deal.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Should You Buy A House In A Flood Zone?
Should You Buy A House In A Flood Zone?

Mark Schreier of Century 21 American Homes Real Estate discusses the pros and cons of buying a house in a flood zone, tips on saving money on your flood insurance premium and gives links to FEMA websites to help you research if a house in a flood zone is for you.

Flood zone property search

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Chef Ian Russo gives away his dirty secret behind his burgers?

Chef Ian Russo gives away his dirty secret behind his burgers. Mark Schreier of Century 21 American Homes Real Estate Interviews Chef/Owner of Dirty Burger Plainview, NY Special thanks to Nick the General Manager for setting up this interview. If you would like your restaurant to be featured in my next spotlight Plainview, Old-Bethpage and the surrounding town resturant series leave a comment below.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Retired NYC Teacher Becomes Full Time Realtor. "Me"

Hello Family and  Friends,
       It’s official.   After 26 years of working for the New York City Dept. of
Education as a Health and Physical Education Teacher, I have officially retired!  It has been a great ride helping mold the minds of our youth.   For those of you who have worked in education, you know how challenging and stressful teaching can be.  Eighty five percent of teachers resign in their first five years because of stress on the job.  Early on I learned how to develop systems and strategies to overcome whatever obstacles came my way which was key to my tenure and success.   Some of you might also know that I have worked in residential real estate for the past ten years on a part-time basis.  The same problem-solving, organization and planning strategies have helped me succeed in the operation of my real estate business as well.   I am happy to say that I can now focus all of my attention to helping my clients achieve their real estate goals as a full-time realtor.  I am affiliated with Century 21 American Homes Real Estate, the #1 Century 21 Franchise in NYS and #14 in the country.  Moving out of state?  We have a national referral service to help you get to wherever you need to go.   If you, your family or friends are in need of real estate services you know you have someone you can count on and trust.  Let me show you how enlisting our services will save you a lot of stress, time and money.  I look forward to hearing from you!


        Mark Schreier LSA, CBR
        Century 21 American Homes
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