and to Buy or to Sell...
How did we get to December already? My stomach says, "turkey and apple pie” (or "swedish herring" and "saffranbröd" when the swedish half is talking) but my brain says “bike rides in the country”. Ah well… there’s always spin class.
Yes, this gorgeous Barred Owl is real and he/she actually allowed me to take this shot on my iPhone as I was driving down the road from our upstate house in Dutchess County. I’ve had some cool and creepy (that's where the "aliens" part comes in) “wildlife encounters” this year - see below for some nifty and spooky anecdotes !
And since I am neither Jane Goodall nor Marlin Perkins (though I can dream) let’s chat for a couple of moments about the changing real estate market. Yep, things can change quickly and, indeed, they have.
There is no denying that the market has shifted and we aren't seeing the crazed bidding wars we were seeing this Spring. Properly priced and well-marketed apartments are still moving quickly but this requires a seller’s agent with a deft hand and an ear to the ground of what is happening in the market in real time. It's still more of a seller’s market than a buyer's market but the ceiling of pricing has now become very tangible.
For my sellers: I take the time to listen to their needs and then - together - we make a well-calculated plan on how best to price and market their home to achieve the best results. From pre-marketing/staging (which I love to do) to the closing table - I am with you every step of the way!
For my buyers: I love working with buyers (I have been one 3 times myself!) For those who think you have an advantage bidding on properties directly with the seller’s agent - you couldn’t be more off the mark. 1. The seller’s agent works for the SELLER not you 2. Any agent that says you’d be better off putting in an offer without a buyer’s agent only has THEIR best interests in mind - oh and money. THEIR money. 3. Most importantly: a buyer’s agent works for YOU and costs you nothing. The cost of not using one? Not getting your offer accepted and not closing on your dream home.
If you are thinking of selling or buying - please call or email me and we can chat. I don’t push. I listen and give my honest opinion - and we’ll take it from there. If we have worked together - Thank you!
Please refer any friends or family to me!
Wishing you a very Happy Holiday Season!
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
The Corcoran Group
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