The Rochester Real Estate Blog

Real Estate Agent - Re/Max Plus
I created this blog as a way of sharing information with home buyers and sellers in the Greater Rochester area. Here, you can find my latest musings on the local market, as well as information about the wonderful Rochester region. Enjoy, and if you are ever thinking of buying or selling a home in the Rochester area, don't hesitate to give me a call!



I've been in the real estate business for over two years now. I'm used to bankers, inspectors, contractors, attorneys, and other vendors wanting to introduce themselves and show me the value they can provide. As a matter of fact, I welcome it. I'm always looking for new vendors that can offer my ...
I just discovered today that one of my rental listings on Craigslist was used as part of a scam! After doing my research, I discovered that the scam has been around for almost a year and has been working its way across the country. According to an article from a Seattle news station back in March...
Looking out the window this morning, I feel like I'm living in a snow globe. The snowflakes have been drifting to the ground constantly for several hours now. Every once in a while, a gust of wind makes them dance in circles. It's beautiful to watch. The roads, on the other hand, don't look so be...
I thought this fantastic post by Chris and Stephanie Somers, agents in Philedelphia, was worth sharing. I have also fielded this question quite a bit recently, and this is the best answer I've seen. It definitely applies in the Rochester area, too!Should I list now or wait until spring ? I receiv...
As a pet lover, I just had to share this informative post by Joan Whitebook, an agent in New Hampshire. Let's make sure our faithful friends have a happy holiday season, too!        The holidays can be a stressful time for your pets.  Here are a few tips to get your pet ready for winter and the h...
This is the second of a series of posts aimed at educating first-time homebuyers in the Rochester area about the home buying process. I've worked with many first-time buyers who are interested in becoming homeowners but have no clue where to begin. This series will explain the steps to homeowners...
As we end the 2nd week in December, here's a snapshot of the market in western Wayne County and an overview of this past week's activity:   Macedon Walworth Palmyra Active 49 60 28 Average List Price $171,452 $177,535 $114,840          Pending 8 12 14 Average List Price $195,500 $160,425 $130,735...
I was considering writing a post about selling your home during the holidays, but then I found this one. KFM pretty much covers it all! I agree completely that seasonal decorations, when done tastefully, can create a feeling of nostalgia among buyers. Who doesn't love a home decorated for the hol...
When is the national housing market supposed to turn around? That depends on who you ask! I pay close attention to what economists are saying about the economy in general and the housing market in particular, and it's obvious no one really knows for sure how things are going to play out. Some not...

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