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Real Estate Agent - Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - 10301213186

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2014 

I am writing this post in response to Jared's Above and Beyond ActiveRain contest.  The point of the contest was to share something we have done in our business that goes over and above the typical real estate agent responsibilities of pricing, marketing, showing homes, etc.  So here is my story....
10/29/2014
As a real estate agent who services an area of about 800 square miles, I use a GPS device quite often. What I have found though, is my GPS can't tell me certain things.   Things my GPS doesn't know:   A one mile stretch of my town's main road is under construction for the next week, and taking a ...
10/29/2014
"Why are you contacting me NOW?"   I participate in several lead router systems. One system sends leads from various home search websites to agents in different companies using some sort of algorithm to determine the next agent in the queue. The way it is supposed to work is that when agents keep...
10/19/2014
Buyers often ask, "May I use the bathroom?" when we are in the midst of showings. With a few exceptions, the answer has to be "no", and here's why.   Vacant houses:  In vacant houses, or short-sale or foreclosure buildings, the water is often turned off. Even if it isn't, there may be issues with...
10/05/2014
Yesterday morning I was waiting for a client to arrive.  At the time they were due to arrive (and they hadn't), I called to make sure they were almost there, since we had to then drive to the actual appointment where someone else was waiting for us.  As it so happened, no, they were not close - t...
10/04/2014
January to September 2014 Real Estate Market Results: Monroe NY 10950     As can be seen in the above chart, which is based on sold single family homes, as of August there had been a $75K increase in median sale prices in Monroe NY since January 2014.   As of the end of August, median prices cont...
10/04/2014
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