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Real Estate Sales Representative - Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
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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 a...
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 goo...
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 te...
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...
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 c...
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 ...
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--rath...
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...
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...

Vicente A. Martinez

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