Westchester County, NY Real Estate News

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
It is not what you say. It is how you say it. You can use the same words in a sentence and make them mean something different by use of word emphasis with your voice. These are stressful times. Businesses are opening again but find that getting people to come back is not as easy as they thought. Recently I met executives dealing with the many worries of bringing employees back. Some can’t wait, some are concerned about returning in person, some like the virtual. Management is finding that it is not that easy to craft a policy and convey a message that will resonate with all. People have mixed emotions and people have fear of the unknown. Management genuinely believes they are communicating with employees when it comes to matters that affect them. Unfortunately, they often underestimate...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
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It’s not uncommon to want to sell a home to a family member, but it can become a tricky situation. You have to be mindful of not only the personal elements that can come with doing this type of transaction with a relative, but the IRS may also scrutinize the transaction if you don’t avoid certain red flags. It’s perfectly legal to sell a home to a family member as long as you’re not just doing it to avoid taxes. If you’re selling the home at a very discounted rate, you might have to pay an estate and gift tax, but beyond that, it’s just like any other real estate transaction. Owner-Financed One option if you’re selling your home to your child, for example, is to do an owner-financed sale. Then, your family member would make payments to you instead of a bank. However, you need to legall...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
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For the past year, open houses weren’t really happening throughout most of the country because of the pandemic. Now that vaccines are available and slowly, the country is starting to return to a sense of normalcy, there may be an uptick in open houses. These events might look a little different. For example, there might be fewer people and more social distancing, but regardless, the concept is the same. As a seller, you want your home to look beautiful and appealing to possible buyers. So what can you do to make your home stand out? Talk to Your Real Estate Agent Your best source of information as far as what you need to do to make your home picture-perfect will come from your real estate agent. Have them go through and suggest things you can do in the weeks leading up to your first op...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
You may be a solo agent but you have a team which includes, at minimum, mortgage professionals, title closers, home inspectors, attorneys, and so forth. Is your team high performing?  Why or why not?According to studies a motivated engages team is a high performing team when it has high quality leadership. If the team is failing or dysfunctional, one needs to look first to the leadership.You know that I love following Jim Collins.  In his book “Good to Great” he talks about great companies being great because they are led by what he defines as a “Level 5” leader. Such a leader has all the essential abilities including contributing team member, competent manager, effective leader, and great leader. However, he or she also possess the unique blend of humility and will which is required fo...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
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PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE - Sunday June 6th 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - 6 Fay Lane South Salem NY 10590 - click here for more details Private hide-a-way set on over 2 acres of picturesque wooded property on quiet cul-de-sac. Sprawling custom home w/ 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths & detached 2 car barn style garage/work shop. Beautiful Trex front porch & deck plus fenced in herb garden. Spacious entry hall to formal living room w/ wood burning fireplace. Opening to updated eat in kitchen w/ breakfast counter & upscale SS appliances, Marble counters & lots of cabinetry. Short staircases up to sleeping quarters & down to lower level exercise room/den/office, laundry room & climate controlled wine cellar. Lots of storage. Living room & eat in kitchen open up to post & beam addition w/ formal dining room...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
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PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE - Sunday June 6th 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - 6 Fay Lane South Salem NY 10590 - PRICE REDUCED - NOW $895,000Private hide-a-way set on over 2 acres of picturesque wooded property on quiet cul-de-sac. Sprawling custom home w/ 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths & detached 2 car barn style garage/work shop. Beautiful Trex front porch & deck plus fenced in herb garden. Spacious entry hall to formal living room w/ wood burning fireplace. Opening to updated eat in kitchen w/ breakfast counter & upscale SS appliances, Marble counters & lots of cabinetry. Short staircases up to sleeping quarters & down to lower level exercise room/den/office, laundry room & climate controlled wine cellar. Lots of storage. Living room & eat in kitchen open up to post & beam addition w/ formal dining room...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
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JUST SOLF FOR $575,000.... Make it your own! Solid 4 Bed, 3 Bath Cape w/attached 1 car garage situated on a large, flat corner lot in the quiet Bryn Mawr neighborhood of Yonkers. Attractive exterior w/stone, stucco & siding elements, newer architectural roof, gutters & windows. Short stone staircase to spacious covered front porch w/white vinyl banister. Entry foyer opens up to good size living room w/large picture window over looking front porch & yard. Wide opening to generous formal dining room w/door to eat in kitchen. Breakfast area w/ door to large raised deck w/stairs to private patio & yard w/garden shed. First floor is completed by a hallway w/coat closet, full hall bath w/tub & shower combo plus a large bedroom. Hardwood under all carpets except kitchen. Beautiful stucco ceili...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
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$150,000... Why rent when you can buy!!! Bright and airy first floor apartment unit with updated kitchen and bath. Stainless appliances, eat at counter and ample wood cabinetry. Entry hall to dining area with open serving window from kitchen. Large living room with lots of natural light and panoramic view over the tree tops. Nicely updated hall bath. Bedroom with double closet and two windows. Complex offers picnic and barbecue area, laundry and storage rooms. Open parking for residents plus separate parking for guests. Close to all the lively Village of Tarrytown has to offer: restaurants, bars, specialty shops, Music Hall, parks, public pool and more. Close to all major highways and train station. 37 minute express commute into Manhattan. Take a stroll on the Hudson River Promenade or...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
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JUST SOLD FOR $525,000 Beautifully updated 2 bedroom 2.5 bath end unit townhome in The Quay of Tarrytown. New high traffic flooring on 1st floor plus new wall to wall carpeting upstairs. Freshly painted throughout. Decked out with custom moldings and recessed lighting. New Quartz counters and Stainless Steel appliances in eat in kitchen. All new electric outlets, switches, lighting fixtures and hardware. Large entry hall open to the good sized sunken living room with wood burning fireplace framed by elegant ledge stone. Large opening to dining room from living room. Updated eat in kitchen with new Stainless Steel appliances, sink & faucet plus a generous breakfast nook over looking the front yard. Coat closet and new powder room in entrance hall. Newer utilities, windows, glass slider &...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
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THIS JUST SOLD FOR $1,125,000... Welcome to Lookout North @ Hudson Harbor! Experience luxury living on the banks of the Hudson with a concierge & reserved indoor parking. Close to Metro North Train (express to NYC 38 min), River Market Bar & Kitchen, Licks Ice Cream & Coffee Shop plus Farmer & Fish Restaurant. Enjoy a leisurely stroll on the beautiful river walk right in your own backyard. Magnificent sunsets! Features include: open living space, gourmet kitchen w/ SS appliances - Subzero refrigerator, Wolf range, Viking Microwave, & Bosch dishwasher - views of the Hudson from every window, wide plank solid oak floors, Marble master bathroom w/soaking tub, walk-in shower, custom closets, private laundry, whole-home water filtration system, custom Hunter Douglas remote-controlled window ...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
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PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE - Sunday June 6th 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - 6 Fay Lane South Salem NY 10590 - PRICE REDUCED - NOW $895,000Private hide-a-way set on over 2 acres of picturesque wooded property on quiet cul-de-sac. Sprawling custom home w/ 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths & detached 2 car barn style garage/work shop. Beautiful Trex front porch & deck plus fenced in herb garden. Spacious entry hall to formal living room w/ wood burning fireplace. Opening to updated eat in kitchen w/ breakfast counter & upscale SS appliances, Marble counters & lots of cabinetry. Short staircases up to sleeping quarters & down to lower level exercise room/den/office, laundry room & climate controlled wine cellar. Lots of storage. Living room & eat in kitchen open up to post & beam addition w/ formal dining room...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
This is the time everyone have waited for.  Now that it is here how do you reopen your "in person" business?The answer is not as simple as you may think.  After one plus year, people's lifestyles, behaviors, and habits have changed.Some enjoy the virtual experience and have even moved to a remote location.Others are still hesitant for health reasons.Some don't want to take the vaccine.That is why the Business Council of Westchester's "Vaccine Update" on June 8th will be heavily attended. A panel of four speakers will discuss: OVERVIEW OF VACCINE HESITANCY by MerckUPDATE ON THE COVID-19 VACCINE by Lawley-ArxcelEMPLOYEE STRATEGIES DISCUSSION by Jackson-Lewis LawyersEMPLOYEE/EMPLOYER VACCINE DISCUSSION by Cove Care CenterIf you are looking to make your Westchester NY or Fairfield CT busine...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Now by the question in the title I am including solo agent because everyone has a team in a transaction.  So how is accountability working out on your team?  Do you trust that your partners will deliver?People by nature want to know that they are making a difference and will be accountable to the standards they believe in. Before you begin talking about standards you need to know and clearly communicate your organizational values and goals. It all starts there!I have made this statement many times… only work with people who share your values. Specific values may be called out in performance goals such as a restaurant server acting in a way that creates a great guest experience. Values are especially important and so are behaviors.Behaviors involve how an employee should act and react an...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Have you ever felt that someone was upset by your message, but you didn’t know why? I recently met with the leaders of one of my Westchester County New York organizations to present results of an employee survey. The employees felt that there were had been many changes and they didn’t understand why. Productivity almost always suffers in times of great change because people's stress dramatically increases due to the universal fear of the unknown. Often senior executives genuinely believe they are communicating with employees when it comes to matters that affect them. Unfortunately, they often underestimate the number of matters that includes.Can you say with certainty that you know what is important to your team and what you should tell them? The only way to know is to put yourself in t...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
I was asked to speak at Rotary in White Plains, NY.  Since they know my background they asked me to talk about diversity and inclusion in the context growing Rotary.I set the stage by putting diversity and inclusion into context.  It covers many dimensions besides race, ethnicity, and gender.I explained inclusion as making people feel welcome by welcoming their ideas and beliefs and making them feel like this is a place were they can be themselves.  In the large corporate concept that means organizing resource or affinity groups.  These groups advise on polcies, practices, benefits, and anything as seen through the lens of each affinity group.So my advice to the club was to ask and listen.  What things would you find relevent?Now Rotary International has set policies for this but I caut...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
Private hide-a-way set on over 2 acres of picturesque wooded property on quiet cul-de-sac. Sprawling custom home w/ 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths & detached 2 car barn style garage/work shop. Beautiful Trex front porch & deck plus fenced in herb garden. Spacious entry hall to formal living room w/ wood burning fireplace. Opening to updated eat in kitchen w/ breakfast counter & upscale SS appliances, Marble counters & lots of cabinetry. Short staircases up to sleeping quarters & down to lower level exercise room/den/office, laundry room & climate controlled wine cellar. Lots of storage. Living room & eat in kitchen open up to post & beam addition w/ formal dining room, huge great room w/ vaulted ceilings & wood burning stove plus a spacious 3 season room w/ glass sliders out to 2 decks. Update...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
I am working with a client who owns a Property and Casualty Insurance Agency.  She says she want "partners" as she terms it.  However, she does not exhibit that behavior in managing. The behavior is a habit that has come from her experience. She was burnt once before and now she is afraid to be burnt again. I explained that the candidate for operations manager would be an excellent performer. But the candidate won’t accept the position if she feels ownership will not trust her or that ownership will micromanage.This problem comes up all too often. A business owner or agency owner spends most of his or her time working IN the business and virtually no time working ON the business.Why is this problematic? When you start your business, you need to do everything, or it does not get done. So...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
$559,000 - Solid 4 Bed, 3 Bath Cape w/attached 1 car garage situated on a large, flat corner lot in the quiet Bryn Mawr neighborhood of Yonkers. Attractive exterior w/stone, stucco & siding elements, newer architectural roof, gutters & windows. Short stone staircase to spacious covered front porch w/white vinyl banister. Entry foyer opens up to good size living room w/large picture window over looking front porch & yard. Wide opening to generous formal dining room w/door to eat in kitchen. Breakfast area w/ door to large raised deck w/stairs to private patio & yard w/garden shed. First floor is completed by a hallway w/coat closet, full hall bath w/tub & shower combo plus a large bedroom. Hardwood under all carpets except kitchen.
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
Charming 4 bed 2.5 bath Colonial w/ full walk up attic, storage basement & detached 2 car garage close to viilage center w/ shops,  restaurants & more. Large entry hall opens up to sizable living room, dining room & spacious eat in kitchen w/ breakfast area. Door to large form stone patio off kitchen. First floor master suite w/ en-suite bath & walk in closet. Plus first floor powder room. Second floor offers another master bedroom w/ walk in closet, two more good size bedrooms, a full hall bath & a laundry room. Full walk up attic. Full storage basement. Detached 2 car garage. More parking in driveway. Large grass areas in front, side & back yard. Close to major highways & Pleasantville train station. This won't last at $699,000!
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
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For Sale By Owner Resources - Phyllis Lerner, Realtor Are you selling your home on your own? I can understand that some home owners may want to try marketing and selling their home on their own (FSBO) since it appears to be pretty easy at first and then of course there is the perceived cost savings. Should you decide to give it a try, I sincerely wish you the very best of luck and encourage you to take full advantage of the essential tools and resources I offer to home sellers throughout my web site. I have placed convenient links to relevant information and tools into the sidebars of this page for your use. There is no catch, they are absolutely free, without any obligation whatsoever! As a matter of fact my entire web site is at your command. Just take whatever information may be of ...
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