Realty

Croton-on-Hudson and the surrounding area Real Estate presented by the Nancy Kennedy Team of Houlihan Lawrence. Whether looking for Realty Statistics, Open Houses, Active or Sold Listings, you’ll find it all in this section of CrotonGuides.com. You’ll also find several articles of basic information here for both buyers and sellers.

What to Have on Hand for the New Owners

As you are packing and getting ready  to move into your new home, be sure to put aside things that may be helpful to the new owners of your present home.  You will be providing them with  important information to help them transition into their new home.  You can also… Read more »

Simple Tips for Better Home Showings

Here are some simple ways to have better home showings and increase the probably of a better offer on your home. 1. Remove clutter and clear off counters. Throw out stacks of newspapers and magazines and stow away most of your small decorative items. Put excess furniture in storage, and… Read more »

Open House Safety Tips

In most cases, open houses are a valuable and safe way to sell you home, but it also exposes you and your home to numerous unfamiliar people for the first time. Here are some important open house safety tips if you are hosting your own open houses: • Call the local… Read more »

Moving Checklist for Sellers

Here is a simple moving checklist for you to use when moving from your home: □ Provide the post office with your forwarding address two to four weeks ahead of the move. □ Notify your credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, and bank of your change of address. □ Create a list of friends,… Read more »

Curb Appeal: Low-Cost Ways to Spruce Up Your Home

Whether actually viewing your home in person or in a picture over the Internet, the first thing that rules your home in or out is how it looks on the exterior.  The ideas that follow are generally the most cost effective ways to raise the perceived value of your home…. Read more »

How to Get an Offer on Your Home

These are some basics to get an offer on your home: 1. Price it right. Set a price at the lower end of your property’s realistic price range. 2. Prepare for visitors. Get your house market ready at least two weeks before you begin showing it. 3. Be flexible about… Read more »

5 Things To Do Before You Sell

This is a quick list of smart things to do before you sell (as you get ready to list) your home: Get estimates from a reliable repair person on items that need to be replaced soon, such as a roof or worn carpeting, for example. In this way, buyers will… Read more »

5 Things to do Before Putting Your Home on the Market

Before putting your home on the market, you should: 1. Have a pre-sale home inspection. Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers, and you’ll be able… Read more »

5 Feng Shui Concepts to Help a Home Sell

To put the best face on a listing and appeal to buyers who follow feng shui principles, keep these tips in mind. 1. Pay special attention to the front door, which is considered the “mouth of chi” (chi is the “life force” of all things) and one of the most… Read more »

Questions to Ask When Choosing a REALTOR

Make sure you choose a REALTOR who will provide top-notch service and meet your unique needs.  When choosing a REALTOR, ask: 1. How long have you been in residential real estate sales? Is it your full-time job? While experience is no guarantee of skill, real estate — like many other professions… Read more »