Saturday, April 30, 2011

My latest listing

This is the virtual tour for my new listing. It's a Townhouse in deer Run. I live near there and LOVE the will too!
Presenting 3 Deer Run Road

Thursday, April 28, 2011

What happened this week in Hudson Valley Real Estate?

I have been really trying to be a regular blogger.  Spring has brought be a lot of new clients and buyers seem to raining down with the Spring rains!  Sometimes, I just get so nuts, I have a hard time thinking of something to blog about.
One quick and easy thing to blog about is what has sold and been listed this past week on the Ulster County MLS. 
So, this week, there was 11 properties sold.  The highest list price was $410,000 and the lowest was $89,900.  The median list price was $195,000 and actual sold price was $165,000.
Here they are...
This week's solds...
Things are moving...are YOU?
Dawn on the Hudson...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"so, is your comission negotiable"?

The answer to that is easy...NO.  There are so many reasons I don't like to (and never will) negotiate commission to sell a house.  Most people don't know I will spend most of my own money marketing the seller's property and making sure it gets seen by as many people as possible.  Postcards, newspaper ads, and my own website ( cost me to use.  I don't mind spending the money on clients, because I know to sell the home takes more time then just plopping down a sign in the front yard and walking away.
I would also think sellers would want an strong agent that is willing to WORK for the amount he agrees on and not negotiate the asking price on a house like he may negotiate his own commission!
Another thing the public may not be aware of...
The percent of the commission in the listing price is usually spit a few ways between the buyer's agent, selling agent, AND those agent's brokers.
Here is a great blog from my Broker about things like commission...
I KNOW I work hard for all my clients and earn every cent of my commission! 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Psssssssssst...did you see this really funny commercial?

I love our latest commercial!
Coldwell Banker really is the BESTfor Real Estate! want some stats on the Hudson Valley real estate market?

For some reason, I blogged about this the other day and now I don't see it on my page, (tech glitch). 
I really have had the feeling I am way more busy this year than the same time last year and so I went on the MLS to check.  Sure enough, the local market in the Hudson Valley IS moving more than last year!  Different types of properties are moving, (higher end listings).
Here is what my Broker Joan Lonergan has to say, (after all she is running the NUMBER ONE Real Estate agency right now)!
Now all amazing properties out there have to be "high end"...This great Hudsov Valley home just came on TODAY, and I love it!
Now is the time...please give me a call.  Many thanks, and hope all is well!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Looking for Hudson Valley Real Estate?

With interest rates creeping up, NOW is the time to buy!  Sometimes I wonder, "do people just need to buy when things are EXPENSIVE"?  You can see them entire MLS of properties for sale in the Hudson Valley, on my website...
Many thanks, and hope all is well!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Shuffle off to Rochester!

I am taking a break from Hudson Valley Real Estate to go back to my hometown of Rochester, NY this weekend.  It's my awesome nephew's 10th birthday!  Corbin Spencer Hurley, (such a weatherman's name) is finally 10 years old!  That went fast!
Rochester is such a great city with tons of history and I always love going back to visit!  Here is the city's link...
Growing up there I never really knew what a cool city it was until I left in 1985. 
I'll be back Monday with lots of pictures!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Do you know about Stone Ridge?

Most people who are not from the area and are looking for Hudson Valley Real Estate start their search in Woodstock because of it's famous name.  There are so many different towns and hamlets here in the Hudson Valley, and each has a unique style and community that is all so different from other towns.  One area I love to show clients is Stone Ridge and High Falls.  Both are very close to New York City and offer the perfect weekend getaway! 
Here are some of the properties offered in the Stone Ridge market...
This Sunday April 3rd, there is a Stone Ridge open house event.  It's going to be a great way to see some of the great homes on the market right now!  Please stop by one of these houses, or call me for a showing if you can't get out Sunday...