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Could You Be Losing Money On The Sale Of Your Brooklyn Home?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
sale of your Brooklyn home

Don’t lose money on the sale of your Brooklyn home. Hire Brooklyn’s best – real estate agent, Charles D’Alessandro of Fillmore Real Estate!

Today’s real estate market is competitive. Houses are selling quickly. Some Real Estate Agents or Brokers are even taking offers before a house hits the real estate market! If your Brooklyn Real Estate Agent or Broker isn’t doing all they can for you, you could be losing money on the sale of your Brooklyn home.

The real estate market today is a seller’s market. This means there are more buyers than there are homes to buy. This also means competition, and the competition is fierce! It is imperative that you hire a Real Estate Agent or Broker you can trust to represent you well or risk losing money on the sale of your Brooklyn home.

Let’s put your Real Estate Agent or Broker you’ve hired to a test of quality. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Is your Real Estate Agent or Broker skilled, knowledgeable and experienced in the Brooklyn real estate market?
  • What do clients to say about your Real Estate Agent or Broker?
  • Has your Real Estate Agent or Broker received great testimonials from happy clients?
  • Have you read past Buyers’ and Sellers’ reviews about your Real Estate Agent or Broker? What are those reviews saying?
  • Does your Real Estate Agent’s or Broker’s track record show they act on behalf of and in their clients’ BEST interest?
  • What is your Real Estate Agent or Broker doing?
  • Is your Real Estate Agent or Broker marketing your property correctly?
  • Are they taking professional photos to market your property well?
  • Are they playing nice with others?
  • Does your Real Estate Agent or Broker spell out what they are going to do for you and the sale of your Brooklyn home and follow through with those carefully laid out plans?
  • Do you understand those strategic plans and the process of selling your Brooklyn home?
  • Has your Real Estate Agent or Broker thoroughly explained the changes in the closing process? Do you understand what is going on in the closing process?
  • Is your Real Estate Agent or Broker doing EVERYTHING they said they would?
  • Are you getting the most you can out of the sale of your house in today’s competitive market?
  • Is your Real Estate Agent or Broker proactive?
  • Are they doing all they can to get your house the proper exposure for the price you deserve?
  • Is your home being exposed to as many Buyers as possible?
  • Are other Real Estate Agents or Brokers showing your home?
  • Is your home getting lots of exposure before receiving offers?
  • Are you being proactive with your Real Estate Agent or Broker?

You trust that the Real Estate Agent or Broker you hired is proactively working for you and the sale of your Brooklyn home. This is the reason you are paying a higher commission. You deserve to get the most out of the sale of your home.

Take a look at your listing once it is up on the Brooklyn real estate market to see what Buyers are seeing. Don’t be timid. If you think your home isn’t represented correctly, make changes. If your Real Estate Agent or Broker isn’t doing all they can for you and the sale of your home for the price you deserve, you are at risk for losing money on the sale of your Brooklyn home.

Wake up. Pay attention. Be proactive. Don’t sell yourself short. Get the well-deserved value of your home, the most “bang for your buck”!  You don’t deserve to lose any money on the sale of your Brooklyn home.

There are a lot of knowledgeable and well-educated Real Estate Agents and Brokers out there who can get top dollar for your home. Charles D’Alessandro is one of those real estate agents. Contact Charles D’Alessandro Your Brooklyn real estate agent with Fillmore Real Estate. Call (718) 253-9600 ext 206 or email [email protected] today. With over 27 years of experience and expertise in Brooklyn, you can be confident about your best representation on the sale of your Brooklyn home.

Book Selling Your Home Does Not Have To Be Stressful Michael S ReinhardtThe sale of your Brooklyn home does NOT need to be stressful. Brooklyn attorney Michael S. Reinhardt, Esq. wrote the book “Selling Your Home Does Not Have To Be Stressful” to help sellers with the sale of their home. Contact me for your free copy!

Don’t Count on Luck to Sell Your Brooklyn Home

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Even though we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day this month, do not count on the luck of the Irish when it comes to selling your Brooklyn home. Finding the right buyer in this housing market can seem about as easy as spotting a leprechaun. However, with a little bit of research, you can identify the type of buyers most likely to purchase your home and develop a marketing strategy to target that group.

Pinpointing the buyers most likely to purchase your home and marketing specifically to that group is a tool that real estate professionals use all the time. Below are two crucial steps to identifying potential buyers of your home, appealing to the people most likely to purchase your property and selling your house quicker — which means claiming your pot of gold.

  1. 1. Identify the lifestyle fit. Think back to when you initially bought the property and what qualities caught your eye. Were you a single man looking for a bachelor pad or an empty nester looking for a place to retire? Coincidentally, whoever buys your Brooklyn home will probably have a lifestyle similar to the one you had when you bought your home. So, be sure to highlight attractive features, such as a game room for a bachelor or one-level living for a retiree.
  2. 2. Notice the neighborhood. Once you’ve identified the type of buyer, it is important to examine your Brooklyn neighborhood. People want to live in areas where they have the amenities they need. Do you live close to a desirable school district? Is a new shopping development going in right down the road? Are there multiple parks within walking distance? These can all be things that attract the right buyer, but are often left out of advertising.

 

Do not count on leprechauns and luck to sell your Brooklyn home! While your buyer could turn out to be the complete opposite of your target market, you are more likely to have house-selling success if you reach out to a specific demographic.

If you could use help developing a marketing strategy to sell your real estate, please call Charles D’Alessandro of Fillmore Real Estate at (718) 253-9600 ext 206 or email me at [email protected] today.

Advantages of Selling Your Home Without a Brooklyn Real Estate Agent

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Selling Your Brooklyn Home For Sale By Owner

In today’s economy, people are looking for ways to save money.  This is also true when it comes to selling their homes.  Some homeowners believe that selling their homes without a Brooklyn real estate agent will save them thousands.

Is selling your home on your own right for you?  After weighing some of the advantages and disadvantages to selling your home without a Brooklyn real estate agent, you will be able to make a more informed decision on which choice is best for you.

Here are three advantages of selling your Brooklyn home as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO):

  1. You may save money by eliminating the commission. Selling your house as a FSBO means you don’t have to pay commission to a listing agent.  The average commission is 6% of the sales price, so you could possibly save that amount.  Unfortunately, buyers know that too.  So, most buyers believe that if you are selling on your own and not paying a commission, they should get the savings – not you.
  2. 2. The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is now available to you. A FSBO can now be advertised on many local Multiple Listing Services.  In the past, this tool was only available to real estate agents and brokers.  You will usually have to pay a fee to get your home listed on the MLS.
  3. Offers and counter offers can be negotiated face to face between you and the buyer. You don’t have to wait for your listing agent to talk with the buyer’s agent and get all the paperwork drawn up.  However, if you are not skilled in negotiation, you may leave money on the table.

One other thing to take into consideration before you put up your For Sale By Owner sign is the state of your local real estate market.  If it is a buyer’s market, you will most likely have a hard time selling your home by yourself.  It’s easier to sell your home by yourself when it is a seller’s market.

If you’re still not sure if selling as a FSBO is right for you, and you have plenty of time, you can try selling your home without an agent.  If your home hasn’t sold after a few months, you can then hire a Brooklyn real estate agent.

If you’d like information on how to sell your Brooklyn home on your own or what paperwork you need, I’d be happy to help.  Contact me  Charles D’Alessandro your Brooklyn real estate agent with Fillmore Real Estate at (718) 253-9600 ext 206 or email me at [email protected] to schedule a free no obligation interview or market price review.

How Real Estate Taxes Impact the Cost of Owning a Brooklyn Home

Friday, April 8th, 2011

As we approach the 2011 Income Tax filing deadline of April 15th , as homeowners we turn our attention to a different tax, real estate tax.

The cost of home ownership is not simply your monthly mortgage payment.  In order to calculate the true cost of Brooklyn home ownership, you need to consider a variety of other expenses.

One of the additional expenses you need to consider is real estate taxes.  Most state and local governments charge an annual tax on the value of real property. This is called a real estate tax.  Not everyone is subject to real estate taxes but for those who are it can make a big difference in how much home you can afford.

Real estate taxes are not the same for every property.

Real estate taxes vary from a couple of hundred dollars a year to thousands of dollars a year.  This should be looked at seriously, because it could mean the difference between being able to afford your home and not being able to make your payments.

No one wants to be house poor or lose their home because they can’t afford the real estate tax, but countless numbers of people have lost their homes for this very reason.  If you don’t pay your real estate taxes, not only will your home be sold for back taxes, but the mortgage company will still expect full payment on your loan.

Higher taxes don’t necessarily mean better services.

Although neighborhoods with higher taxes can offer better schools, roads and hospitals, this is not always the case.  Don’t judge the neighborhood by the real estate tax, but do look at the services you’re getting for the taxes being charged.

Real estate taxes must be paid to transfer ownership.

If you are selling your Brooklyn home, you must have your real estate taxes current.  If you’re buying a Brooklyn home, know that the real estate taxes are part of the closing costs you have to pay.  The yearly real estate taxes and the status of those taxes are part of every real estate listing and should be taken into consideration just as you would consider the price of the home.

Knowing the costs associated with homeownership allows you to purchase your new Brooklyn home with peace of mind.

If you’re thinking of buying a Brooklyn home, let me help make the process a pleasant and profitable experience.  Call me Charles D’Alessandro your Brooklyn Realtor® with Fillmore Real Estate today at (718) 253-9600 ext 206 or email me at [email protected]