Eastchester Homes Featured On Property Brothers

Several Eastchester Homes were featured on HGTV’s Property Brothers. Jonathan and Drew Scott have teamed up with local contractors such as Arthur Lange Inc. and gotten involved in some major renovations projects in the area. One of these homes was located at 87 Tuckahoe Avenue for nearly 1.2 Million Dollars!

The extent to the work performed varies from project to project, while some may be closer to complete gut renovations on the home, others were already updated and the Jonathan and Drew Scott came in and made some modern updates and modifications to the home.

Shows like Property Brothers and Love it or List it are educating buyers on home design and definitely have influence purchasers of new homes in their buying decisions. According to the National Association of Realtors. 49% of buyers are influenced in their decision based upon how well the home is prepped and or staged for sale! that’s half of the potential buyers that may be interested in your home.

Millennial’s, which make up about one third of the home purchasers that are on the market now, are especially demanding of move-in ready homes. We are seeing this reflected in the strong market demand for updated and renovated homes. When newly updated and renovated homes come on the market in Lower Westchester County, they just seem to fly off the table, with average days on market in most municipalities around 30 days or less! This is a strong reflection of pure supply and demand in the marketplace, and many homeowners are putting their property on the market due to constant whisperings of interest rates going up. Once interest rates do go up, as they certainly will at some point, some of these qualified buyers will be knocked out of the market and many experts say this will start to balance out the market, which is considerably favorable towards sellers in our current market conditions.

 

Frank Morris

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

71 Pondfield Road

Bronxville NY 10708

Choose the right Real Estate Agent

Choosing the right Real Estate Agent matters, you are going to ask for representation in the sale of one of your largest assets and get tied up into a contract that is worth thousands of dollars, don’t you think its a good idea to get a second opinion before you ask your neighbor who has held their license for 20 years and sold a few homes?

Firstly, our personal marketing plan and negotiation techniques have yielded sellers on average 2.9% more on the sale of their home. The average agent sells a home for 96.4% of the list price, while we have yielded our sellers 99.3% of list price, on average.

Here is a scary statistic, 72% of sellers interview only one agent to sell their home.  There are many great agents out there, but this is scary because the industry standard for professionalism, customer service, and proper representation is low, the many people that have had poor experiences with Realtors can confirm this. Most people are going with the first agent they meet.

 

Here are a couple of thinks that I believe are definitive in choosing the right Real Estate Agent to represent you whether you are buying or selling your home.

 

  • Firstly, you want someone that you can trust, ultimately, you want to be sure that this person is going to genuinely work in your best interest when handling the sale of your home. You want someone who brings principled living into their work and will not only tell you the truth, but present you with all the facts and data you need to make a decision.
  • make sure that your agent is full time, if you want someone who is truly going to market your home properly, and has enough contacts in their rolodex to bring you a buyer, and knows all the moving parts to a Real Estate transaction to avoid pitfalls, your agent must be a full time agent. Sadly, there are many part time agents out there that give sellers and buyers very poor representation, and this could end very badly for a seller or buyer given all the moving parts of Real Estate transaction. From the very beginning, getting your home prepped, pre-sale inspections, checking the file with the building department for any issues, the photography, all the way through qualifying buyers, negotiation, and contracts to closing! On the buying side, Realtors often hear horror stories of buyers approaching for sale buy owners, thinking that they are going to get a great deal with an agent out of the equation, only to learn there is some issue with the Certificate of Occupancy, or the home will not appraise at the asking value, this is why you need representation. Choose a full time professional!
  • Experience, has the realtor ever sold in your area, or sold homes comparable to yours? This is important because there are different elements to each specific property type, varying from co-op to single family all the way to commercial transactions. Feedback from past clients or referrals from people within your network can prove to be powerful, although we definitely suggest you get a second opinion and interview at least two realtors.
  • Ask the agent questions regarding recent sales and their knowledge of the local neighborhood, make sure you feel confident that they know the area and are selling regularly. This is especially important as you ask them to guide you on pricing, because neighborhoods can be extremely hyperlocal as you know, you may have one block and lot of properties that historically yield higher or lower values due to a circumstance that is not obvious to the realtor that is not familiar with your neighborhood. Overpricing or underpricing can affect your net value, so make sure you get an agent who is well educated on the area.

Eastchester St. Patricks Day Parade

 

Eastchesters 13th Annual Saint Patricks Day parade took place yesterday at 3 p.m!

Here are some pictures from the event!

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Frank Morris

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

71 Pondfield Road

Bronxville NY 10708

914-500-9194

 

Scarsdale Country Estates

Scarsdale Country Estates is one of the premier buildings in the Westchester County Area, its elegant Pre-War style along with well maintained grounds makes it a private sanctuary that is still close to all the amenities such as public transportation and Shopping on Central Park Avenue. The building is located within the Edgemont School District and is pet friendly, so when these apartments come to the market, they are gone in a flash. The Complex is divided into two sections, one on Campus Place and the other on Sentry Place, with some units facing Underhill Road near the intersection of Underhill and Central Park Avenue.

Some of these units, such as the one pictured above, feature private patio spaces where you can enjoy some peace and serenity with a glass of wine, truly a spectacular building. Each apartment comes with a separate storage unit with much space for excess belongings, decorations, bicycles, or even furniture. The complex is comprised of about 175 units and only a few come on a year, so you can imagine the activity that they get when they finally reach the market, as most owners at the complex are here to stay!

We have personally represented several homeowners at Scarsdale Country Estates and it is truly a pleasure to do so. We currently hold the record for the highest selling 1 bedroom w/o a patio space since the height of the market in 2006, it sold for 195,000 dollars! Being that we also manage the property, we truly get the full picture of the building and all the ins and outs, and this enables us to be the true experts of the marketplace at the building for our homeowners. Our services include a first weekend Open House event, that is usually attracts many purchasers and offers! Our last one brought along 40 people, along with professional staging and photography. These are simply amenities we provide along with being market experts and negotiating the highest net price for our sellers with the least hassle.

 

Frank Morris

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

71 Pondfield Road Bronxville NY 10708

914-500-9194

 

 

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