Long Island Home Buyers Have These 3 Requests

Real Estate Agent with The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803

As Long Island REALTORS®, we encounter a wide array of requests from home buyers as they begin their search for a home or condo.

Here are the Top 3 of the most common inquiries we receive:

  1. Location, Location, Location

Location is certainly at the top of the list.  Whether they want Nassau or Suffolk County, North Shore or South Shore, want to live near family, want a more leisure lifestyle, want to be in a particular School District, or want to live near work, location is very important.


  1. Price Range

Although this number can change, price is an important factor when deciding where to move. Many times it can be an unrealistic price range, but once they start looking, they realize what the real number should be and we stay within those guidelines.


  1. Move-In Ready

When looking for a home, many buyers want a Move-In Ready residence. Older buyers have gone through many updates while living in their previous homes, and younger buyers don't want to do the work. Yes, there are exceptions, and taking into account the 2 previous requests mentioned, a more established neighborhood may be the right choice. However, buyers usually start with "I don't want to do any work, and I want Move-In Ready". So, that's where we may start.

Bottom Line:

When you're ready to initiate the process of buying a home or condo on Long Island, rely on the expertise of  Lawrence and Sheila Agranoff who are dedicated to working for you!

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Comments (8)

Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Those seem to be the top 3 criteria I have always heard from prospective buyers as well.  Often, their price range doesn't quite fit the location and quality of home that they desire, haha.

Sep 29, 2023 04:57 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Sheila and Larry... if there's anything I've seen a sea-change in, it's that all kinds of buyers are wanting move-in ready homes and are willing to pay a premium for them.

Sep 29, 2023 05:36 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Larry and Sheila. I have always been willing to compromise on location for price and dealing with condition. These days move-in ready trumps all else but two also remains important. Enjoy your day.

Sep 29, 2023 05:39 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Larry and Sheila,

I think the overwhelming need for buyers to acquire a move in ready home is they don't want the headache of taking on a project. Contractors are busy, expensive and they don't want to endure the process so will pay a premium for an updated home!

Sep 29, 2023 06:11 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Larry and Sheila- I agree with Dorie Dillard Austin TX  More buyers seem to want move-in-ready homes. Prices have gone up and finding vendors who can do the work can make it difficult. 

Sep 29, 2023 09:07 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The move in ready expectation is a very good reminder for home sellers to correct any deferred maintenace issues.

Sep 29, 2023 11:50 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Thank you for your comments. They are much appreciated!

Sep 30, 2023 04:48 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Sheila,

Those three things are also good for sellers to remember as they put their house up for sale in Long Island. If you are not in the right location, make sure your house is priced competitively. 

Sep 30, 2023 10:59 AM