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Vincent, My home was already listed and didn't sell... How come? - 10/21/07 10:23 PM
There are several reasons that homes don't sell. It was probably as simple as - it wasn't priced accordingly with similar properties (believe it or not some agents will say anything to get the listing). It may even be simpler than that - you choose the wrong agent (we're independent contractors and have different styles and techniques). If you have had your home on the market for several months and haven't seen much activity or any offers, chances are that one or more of the reasons below are to blame. Here are the the top seven reasons: Your price is too high No doubt about (14 comments)
Vincent, Should I Update the Plumbing and Fixtures Before Listing? - 10/13/07 12:45 AM
I would say update depending on the condition of the plumbing and fixtures. It may just need to be polished up with a little bit of Brasso to give it that showroom shine (the fixtures of course). There are several good reasons to make sure all of your plumbing and fixtures look good and are in good working order before putting your home up for sale. When potential buyers come to look at your home, they are likely to turn on faucets and flush toilets "just to see". This is no time to make a bad impression with grungy old fixtures, leaks or (16 comments)
Vincent, How do I prepare my house for the sale? - 10/11/07 01:45 AM
After listing you're home with me, I will supply you with a complimentary 20 minute video from David Knox (a real estate superstar). I will also help you prepare your home and if staging is necessary I will be there for you to maximize your homes appeal with the use of some very simple staging techniques. Here is how it's going to down: One of the first things I will do before putting your house on the market is prepare your house for sale. I want to show your house off in its best light to maximize your earning potential. I will (2 comments)
Tips for better gas mileage - 10/09/07 10:39 PM
After having a chat with my mechanic Jerry Rosario, from the Mobil Gas Station on 69th St. and Queens Blvd. (Woodside, Queens), I decided to put these tips together for anyone who might be interested in saving a buck. His first piece of advice... buy a hybrid vehicle! Unless you drive a hybrid car or ride your bike to work, there's no way to escape the high gas prices. But there are ways you can get better gas mileage out of your vehicles - which will save you money in the long run. Here are a few ways to help you get better gas (0 comments)
"TV Star" hails from Richmond Hill Queens - 10/03/07 10:04 PM
Jack Lord was born in Brooklyn, on December 20, 1920. He grew up at 97-25 125th Street in Morris Park, New York (now known as Richmond Hill, Queens).Most of us know him as Lt. Steve McGarrett on the series "Hawaii Five-O" (which I watched for years as a kid and you can still catch on the TVLand cable station just check your local listings). Before Jack Lord became a "Hollywood Movie Star / Actor", Jack attended St. Benedict Joseph Labre School and John Adams High School. His childhood dream was to follow in his big brother Bill's footsteps as an artist and (10 comments)
Find the cheapest gas station near you… right here!! - 10/02/07 10:24 PM
Gas prices change on a daily basis. I remember not to long ago (less than 10 years ago) it cost me about $20 to fill up my tank (My Ford Mystique). That's no longer the case, is it?? Today (if I still owned this vehicle) it would cost me anywhere from $40 to $45 to fill up that same gas tank. My brother's vehicle (Escalade with a V8 engine) cost $78 - $80 to fill up. So if you'd like to save a few bucks everytime you "filler up" keep reading... With hundreds of locations throughout Queens county it would be impossible to (2 comments)
Vincent, What questions should I ask when shopping for a mortgage professional? - 10/02/07 09:35 PM
Keep in mind the mortgage loan officer needs to get ALL the facts before giving you a good faith estimate. With all the recent changes in the mortgage industry taking place I would also want to make sure I was asking the right questions. Ask for points to be quoted to you as a dollar amount--rather than just as the number of points--so that you will actually know how much you will have to pay. Ask for an explanation of any fee you do not understand. Don't be afraid to ask the following tough questions: How many lenders do they work with? (2 comments)
Vincent, I'm a FSBO... What can you do that I can't?? - 10/01/07 11:06 PM
Besides a license to practice real estate, a thorough knowledge of the intricacies of putting the sale together, and the ability to put more money in your pocket than you could on your own (I have a dozen ways to do this, ask me how) I also have: The right connections needed to expose your home to thousands of prospective buyers. I will list your home on my websites (I have five) and through my MLS service (L.I.B.O.R. - The Long Island Board of Realtors). This increases your chances of finding a buyer that matches your needs and speeds up the selling process. (54 comments)
Home Maintenance for the Fall Season (or monthly maintenance you decide) - 10/01/07 10:41 PM
Well, I can't believe another year has come and gone. Fall is here and winter is right around the corner. In New York City that means we need to do everything possible to remain warm and safe in our homes (our investment). A key to protecting the investment you've made in your home is by following a regular maintenance schedule. By performing preventative maintenance, you'll avoid many of the big repair items that can lower the value of your home. Here is a helpful checklist for monthly and Fall maintenance: Check faucets for drips and check plumbing for leaks. (Running water can freeze up (0 comments)
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