dutchess county real estate: Spring is right around the corner... - 03/10/17 12:11 PM

Yes it is! Daylight savings time in the northeast, coupled with days of 50 degrees + is a sure sign that SPRING is right around the corner. Another sure sign that spring is almost here is the anticipation that the INVENTORY of HOMES FOR SALE is sure to increase.
If you are thinking of selling this spring, there are some things you may want to get started on before you list your home. Here are some ideas for a pre-list checkup:
De-CLUTTER - pack away things that you will not need and stage them in an area of the basement. Less is best when buyers are … (1 comments)

dutchess county real estate: A T.E.A.M. FOR ALL SEASONS - 02/07/17 05:25 AM

When I was young the meaning of a team was sports related like baseball, basketball or football teams competing against one another. As I matured I began to develop a keener sense of life and began to see the competition and the drive these teams had to win! I was a cheerleader (little known fact) in elementary school cheering on the CYO basketball teams with a resounding T-E-A-M…GO TEAM. Still thinking that the only meaning a team had referred to sports.
Fast forward to the post college business world and a team was a department in a corporate structure that needed to perform … (3 comments)

dutchess county real estate: 🎄🎄🎄Real Estate & The Holidays: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - 12/19/16 03:42 AM

It's the most wonderful time of the year!
When the houses are selling and kids jingle belling,
And everyone saying "I bought it this year"!
It's the most wonderful time of the year!
It's the hap-happiest season of all,
With those holiday greetings, Cafe Realty meetings, 
When your agent happens to call.
It's the hap- happiest season of all!
There'll be appointments for hosting,
Adult beverages for toasting,
And showings out in the snow.
There'll be scary closing stories, 
And tales of the glories of 
Relationships long, long ago.
It's the most wonderful time of the year! 
There'll be much party going,
And hearts will be glowing, 
When closings are near... 
It's the most … (0 comments)

dutchess county real estate: The Truth About Real Estate: Family and Friends as Clients - 11/27/16 07:18 PM
A first person view about why friends and family are reluctant to do business with you.
I’m not sure what it is that makes friends and family so squeamish about consulting with me when it comes time to think about a real estate transaction. Here are some possibilities that are up for debate:
Trustworthiness? Your best interest is always first. If you don’t trust me then I understand. Confidential Information? This is never shared nor are you judged. Will we be on good terms after this transaction? I will guarantee a mutual understanding of the process and your transition. Listening to the experts is critical … (2 comments)

dutchess county real estate: Cafe Realty: An Original Hudson Valley Company - 10/28/16 09:39 PM
October 19, 2016 was the day...Our family, friends, clients and colleagues were the audience...Great conversation, delicious food, and beverages were offered for the tasting!
THANK YOU for joining us as we celebrated the Grand Opening of our NEW Mount Kisco location and our 3rd year in business. The partners: Carol Christiansen, Elisa Bruno-Midili, Walter Sadowski and Eric Lebenson were delighted to welcome over 100 well-wishers to our world headquarters on Lexington Ave. The energy was high and the weather cooperated with sunshine and 80 degree temperatures. The Cafe Realty Team and Mayor J. Michael Cindrich were all on hand for our ribbon cutting!
Delightful tastings were prepared by Chef Elisa, extraordinary … (0 comments)

dutchess county real estate: OPEN HOUSE TODAY...icy? or hot? - 07/23/16 10:45 PM
Coffee is on us! The barista is in! icy?  or  hot?

This splendid Dutchess County contemporary home is a private hilltop retreat with unsurpassed quality and charm. The timber frame is masterfully crafted and sustainably green. Custom designed by Vermont Timber Frame the post and beam construction employing mortise and tenon as well as dovetail wood to wood joinery make this home a unique, superior structure. Set in the scenicDutchess County, Town of Milan it is perched on 7+ acres affording vistas, magnificent sunset views and the ultimate in … (1 comments)

dutchess county real estate: NEW Offerings! Lake Communities! - 06/20/16 08:01 PM
It's a busy time of year with graduations, BBQs and celebrations of all kinds! The weather is right for the great outdoors and that means shopping for that home of your dreams! Here is what is NEW & NOTEWORTHY and a bit about the communities and lifestyle too...
LAKE LINCOLNDALE - 29 Narcissus Dr - $369,000.00 - Town of Somers Delightful lake community offers swimming, boating, fishing, community events.

LAKE CASSE - 98 Shear Hill Rd - $400,000 - Mahopac Scenic Putnam County has many lakes, reservoirs and parks.

THE PRESERVE - 2 Harris Ct - $749,000 - Town … (1 comments)

dutchess county real estate: Vacation Home? Second Home? - 05/13/16 06:16 AM
This splendid Dutchess County contemporary home is a private hilltop retreat with unsurpassed quality and charm. The timber frame is masterfully crafted and sustainably green. Custom designed by Vermont Timber Frame the post and beam construction employing mortise and tenon as well as dovetail wood to wood joinery make this home a unique, superior structure. Set in the scenic Dutchess County, Town of Milan it is perched on 7+ acres affording vistas, magnificent sunset views and the ultimate in privacy.
Inside…3 levels for living, entertaining and relaxing in addition to the front porch and rear deck. … (5 comments)

dutchess county real estate: Did Everybody Get It Wrong??? - 04/15/16 07:26 AM
The first seminar in the ‘OPEN DOOR SERIES’ was held on March 30 to an energetic crowd at Piatto Grill in Yorktown Heights. The topic ‘Everybody Gets it Wrong’ was explored by a six member panel within the subjects of law, insurance, real estate, home inspection and mortgage, credit repair.
In the audience were home owners, homebuyers, investors, realtors, insurance brokers, bankers and appraisers. Discussion revolved around little known facts and common misconceptions within a real estate transaction. Contact one f the panelists for detailed info:
Luis Guerra, The Luis Guerra Agency
Carol Christiansen, Cafe Realty
Daniel Tota, Durante, Bock & … (0 comments)

dutchess county real estate: SPRING UP! Real Estate with YOU in mind! - 03/24/16 03:10 AM
The latest in Spring Market activity from the Real Estate company you keep...why hire one agent when you can hire an entire company!
The Team hosted a public open house that attracted over 100 people and 15 offers! Listed: A home that produced 20 showings in 2 days! Top agent Eric Lebenson listed 4 properties and received 4 accepted offers in less than 2 weeks! You may ask yourself HOW do they do it??? It takes a team to serve our clients. Adaptable to changing trends, aware of what is necessary to take a transaction from list to close, … (1 comments)

dutchess county real estate: Fall in the Hudson Valley - 10/31/15 09:26 PM
Fall in all its loveliness is upon us. At every turn a brilliant scene and many vistas across the Hudson Valley.Colors range from soft yellow to brilliant orange to fiery red, always a delight to behold.
The Westchester/Putnam Real Estate market is bustling and statistics show that due to the positive signs people are still interested in buying homes beyond summer!
New Household Formations Increase in Earnings Increase in Pending sales 13% Increase in Closed Sales 6.9% Here are some homes that have reduced their prices and are ready to go! Cafe Realty has a diverse inventory and we are ready to educate you about the … (3 comments)

dutchess county real estate: Thank You for this prestigious award... - 09/23/15 09:14 PM
I am grateful to my clients and proud to be a recipient of this award...
Katonah, NY (PRWEB)September 14, 2015
Five Star Professional is pleased to announce Elisa Bruno-Midili, Cafe Realty, has been chosen as one of Westchester’s Five Star Real Estate Agents for 2015 for the fourth consecutive year.
“Our list of local Five Star Real Estate Agents are a valuable resource for anyone looking to buy or sell a home. These agents are exceptional in their field and their commitment to client satisfaction; and are right in your backyard,” says Dan Zdon, CEO, Five Star Professional.
Five Star Professional partnered with Westchester Magazine … (8 comments)

dutchess county real estate: Price OR Value OR Cost - 09/23/15 08:58 PM
Price is ONLY a consideration when there is an absence of value. How much would you pay for something that had no value? You wouldn’t right? Let’s look at the psychology behind it…an item of value is priceless?
Value is subjective. When we see that something is a value do we ask what it costs?
Cost is key. What something will cost will be reflected in the price as it is related to value.
All sounds confusing? let’s put this into perspective when searching for a home. A home is listed for $465,,000, that is the price; the taxes are $19,517…and this seems out of balance … (1 comments)

dutchess county real estate: Love Your Realtor - 06/20/15 12:06 AM

Your realtor is your resource…appreciate them and refer to them whenever a real estate question may arise. They are knowledgeable and will educate you about the process and what to expect. They have experience, so trust them to walk the talk, stay connected and deliver world class service. LISTEN to them, take them seriously and do as they say because they know what they are doing.
Give a compliment, an acknowledgement, an accolade for their great service.
It’s not easy being a realtor…responding 24/7, staying on top of the market, coordinating transactions, following trends, liking, tweeting and posting on social media, determining value, communicating with clients, … (0 comments)

dutchess county real estate: 5 Ways to Spring Clean the Messiness of Real Estate - 03/20/15 10:04 PM

Enter Spring, start anew, remove the mess...
Truth - it is critical that your realtor tells you the truth and not what you want to hear. It is also critical for you to be in truth with your realtor. Listen - your realtor has experience and knowledge to guide you through the process of selling/buying...listen carefully! Strategy - choose a realtor who has vision beyond the obvious and is able to execute. Options - there's more than one way to determine value/market/attract, ask your realtor for some options to consider when selling your home. Walk the talk - your realtor … (0 comments)

dutchess county real estate: 10 Reasons Why Café Realty Is Your Brokerage of Choice - 02/02/15 09:45 PM

When a company goes above and beyond to deliver world class service nothing less than the best is expected. Café Realty is a highly effective, solution based collaborative company ready to serve you and your real estate needs. Truly a resource for all things real estate and beyond!
Consider these reasons when only the very best will do...
10. Market Expertise
9.  Social Media & Technical Savvy
8.   Community Minded - New Initiatives for 2015
7.  Able to adapt to trends with agility
6.   Responsive & Responsible...We Walk the Talk
5.   No Corporate Approval Necessary
4.   Customized Marketing
3.   … (4 comments)

dutchess county real estate: The Mindful Cafe - 01/10/15 09:43 PM
2014 has come to a close leaving behind moments, memories and minutia. Real estate has its share of daily activities which are comprised of constant contact with our clients, transaction management, daily follow up and about 189 more tasks. When we practice mindfulness in our daily routine we are able to be present and be fully immersed in what is happening at the moment. Our environment causes us to always be thinking/worrying about what is going to happen next or what has happened in the past...forget it! READ ON:
PAY ATTENTION...BE … (5 comments)

dutchess county real estate: Selling or Buying this Winter ??? Here's Why... - 12/17/14 10:10 PM
Please note that Real Estate does not sleep this time of year...yes, we Realtors pursue. persevere and prospect straight through the holiday and winter season.
1. MOTIVATED SELLERS: When deciding to list your home the time is now because you are motivated and there is less inventory/less competition (your time to shine) which gives you the advantage over listing in the "spring" when the market floods with homes for sale.
2. MOTIVATED BUYERS: When a buyer contacts us to see homes this time of year we say YAY! that means that they are motivated. Through holidays, … (1 comments)

dutchess county real estate: There's Gold in Them Thar Hills...Westchester County Real Estate - 11/06/14 10:41 AM
The end of the year is approaching and sellers are getting anxious to unload their property by December 31. BUYERS now is the time to continue your search, be diligent about your representation and have a knowledgeable real estate expert by your side.
Inventory typically decreases this time of year and what is left are the stale listings occupied by curious sellers trying to figure out how to move before the winter. Perfect motivation to be more reasonable, less attached and more willing to accept just a bit less than expected. GOOD NEWS…great value awaits the persistent buyer and relief for … (1 comments)

Elisa Bruno-Midili, NYS Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Cafe Realty 914.230.0650 (Cafe Realty)

Elisa Bruno-Midili, NYS Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Cafe Realty 914.230.0650

Mount Kisco, NY

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Cafe Realty

Address: 239 Lexington Ave, Mt Kisco, NY, 10549

Office: 914.230.0650

Mobile: 914.912.1355

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