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For sale by Owner Western New YorkAre you selling your home by yourself?   By Colleen Kulikowski

If you are reading this, more than likely you are looking for some answers. Give me a call at (716) 743-5297 today and we can go over these questions together and see if you can get a SOLD sign on your home. If you would like a free Comparative Market Analysis, it would be my pleasure to deliver one to you free of charge.



Can Burying a St. Joseph ensure a home Sale?  By Colleen Kulikowski

Wherever you place the patron saint, it appears that miracles do happen. I cannot guarantee by buying a St. Joseph statue in your Western New York yard that you will sell faster, we just want to make sure that you know about this tradition. The one thing we do know that guarantees a quick sale of your home is that it is priced right, is appealing compared to other similar properties currently on the market.



Get that SOLD Sign! How to Remove Objections for Buyers  By Colleen Kulikowski

It is said that Home Staging is decorating for others. This is so very true! There are a few things you don't want potential Western New York buyers to see in your home on a showing.

There is a benefit to you by removing these items that people object to. Each item in this list creates a strong reaction - positive and negative. Can you really afford to lose the perfect buyer for your Western New York home because someone saw something that they reacted negatively to?



Ways to Sabotage Your Home Sale  By Colleen Kulikowski

I understand that you really don't want to sell your Western New York home. You have wonderful memories and you love your absolutley perfect WNY home. There is hope! Follow some of these tatics to ensure that you not only won't get showings on your home for sale, you won't get offers either!



Five Reasons Your Home is For Sale and not SOLD!  By Colleen Kulikowski

Instead of packing you are searching for the reason for the fact that it is still on the market. Some houses stay on the market for a long time regardless of the market conditions. Let's take a look at some of the reasons homes do not sell in Western New York. Factors that affect the ability to sell your Western New York home include: location, condition and price are huge factors in the ability of your home sale.



Your home's marketing plan  By Colleen Kulikowski 

There is nothing more frustrating that having your home on the market and not getting showings? In this highly competitive market there are choices for Western New York buyers to choose from. They are open to the possibilities and location. If they start their search in Lewiston, they may seek out Youngstown, DeVeaux Section of Niagara Falls and even explore Cambria or Wheatfield as options for their new home.



Ineffective Windshield Advertising by Owner  By Colleen Kulikowski

This is an interesting advertisement that I found on my car after an Investor Meeting in Cheektowaga this week. For $45,000 you can purchase a Triple unit in Western New York.



Western New York Home Improvements Worth Doing...  By Colleen Kulikowski

Everyone is wondering if they should do certain home improvments to the Western New York home before they list it. Not always the smartest or best use of your time and money. There are so many factors that go into is this the decision to improve your Western New York home.



Western New York Showing Advice for Sellers  By Colleen Kulikowski

Having your WNY home for sale it can be tough, and keeping it in showing condition can be overwhelming. Some of the best advice I can give you comes from Mary Poppins, keep it up as you go along. And if you have a showing of your WNY home, hum this Julie Andrews classic while you prepare for the showing. It might just relieve some of the stress as you get ready. How can you not smile singing "A Spoonful of Sugar"?



For Sale By Owner many times means frustration for homesellers.  By Colleen Kulikowski

True, you do not have to list your home with a Real Estate Professional. You can do it by yourself, there are homes that do sell. Here are some things to think about before you list your home by yourself:

70% to 80% of for sale by owners end up listing with a real estate agent [...]



Thoughts For Sale By Owners in Western New York  By Colleen Kulikowski

Artists, both famous and not, use Art Galleries to present their work to the right audience. They focus their time on what they do great which is to produce the works in the first place. Many of these galleries take 40-60% of the sale as their part in presenting, advertising and handling the many details of selling a piece of work.

What has happened in the art world is that the Internet has made art more accessible. With that why is it that Galleries are increasing in popularity? Because the artist knows how to maximize their time and put it to the highest and best use.



Observations of For Sale By Owner  By Colleen Kulikowski

Like most FSBO homes, they are overpriced. Not a big surprise - most For Sale By Owners are valuing their homes on emotion, what their neighbor's sold their Western New York home for two years ago or what they need to get out of the house.

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Colleen Kulikowski is your Western New York Real Estate Expert focusing on Buffalo and Niagara Falls neighborhoods of Western New York.  If you are on Twitter, please follow me... If you enjoyed this post by your Buffalo & Niagara Falls Home Sales Expert, make sure you subscribe to our RSS feed!

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