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Helping you find or sell a home in the best New Jersey towns.

My Accessories Are Your Accessories!

IMG_4866Rugs. End tables. Vases. Patio Furniture. The back of my garage looks like an aisle at Home Goods. Am I getting ready for a yard sale?

Au contraire. I’m getting ready to sell your home.

Today’s buyers expect a house to be presented to the market in its very best light. No one wants to see “grandma” furniture and doilies when they’re house hunting. In fact, buyers sometimes don’t respond well to anything that doesn’t feel “fresh” or “new.”

When I’m with buyers, part of my job is to help them envision what can be done to a house to make it their own. I have a background in architecture and have done several personal renovations, so I am skilled in providing this information as part of my service.

But when I’m with sellers, I need to help them look at their home as a buyer would – which is to say, critically. I maintain a large inventory of staging items that can fill a whole room (if it’s empty) or just fill in the gaps where needed.

Most sellers are not able to prepare their home for sale without help. And a good staging can generate more interest and a higher selling price in the market. I employ a professional stager and include one free day of staging with all my listings!

Call me and let’s talk throw pillows. 973.809.5277

West Orange NJ Real Estate Sales Report for January 2016

West Orange solds Jan 2016
Real Estate Market Chart by Altos Research www.altosresearch.com

South Orange NJ Real Estate Sales Report for January 2016

South Orange solds Jan 2016
Real Estate Market Chart by Altos Research www.altosresearch.com

Maplewood NJ Real Estate Sales Report for January 2016

Maplewood solds Jan 2016
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Cedar Grove NJ Real Estate Sales Report for January 2016

Cedar grove sold Jan 2016
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Bloomfield NJ Real Estate Sales Report for January 2016

Bloomfield solds Jan 2016
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Glen Ridge NJ Real Estate Sales Report for January 2016

Glen Ridge solds Jan 2016
Real Estate Market Chart by Altos Research www.altosresearch.com

Montclair NJ Real Estate Sales Report for January 2016

Montclair solds Jan 2016
Real Estate Market Chart by Altos Research www.altosresearch.com

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation!

Atlas Van LinesOne of the most frequent pieces of feedback I get from my clients is that I’m very knowledgeable about and good at explaining the ins and outs of real estate sales. I think that’s probably true, largely because I believe the more people know, the better they are at both buying and selling.

So, today, I want to pass on some information about relocating.

If you or your spouse are making a work-related move, the employer may offer a relocation package. They may offer to pay for your closing costs, pay for your move, even buy your house if it sits on the market too long. Most of the big corporations use a relocation company, like Cartus, which provides various services and resources – one of which is to set you up with one of their contracted real estate agents, usually one from a corporate-owned real estate company.

However, you are not obligated to use their recommended agent or agency.

The reason I mention this is because it’s often not made clear to sellers that Cartus will work with any agent, usually with no financial ramifications to the seller. Meaning, if you worked with a real estate agent that you really liked when you bought your house, you can use that same agent to sell your house – even if a corporate relocation package is part of the picture.

This comes as great news to many sellers who have already built a trusting relationship with a local agent. Or to those who prefer to use an agent recommended by a friend.

If you’re selling your house for a business move and you’ve been offered a relocation package, let’s talk. I can explain to you how the system works so you can make decisions that make you happy. I’ve been told I’m very good at that kind of thing! 973-809-5277

West Orange NJ Real Estate Sales Report for December 2015

West Orange solds Dec 2015
Real Estate Market Chart by Altos Research www.altosresearch.com

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I was born and raised in New York City. Every Sunday, we walked from our neighborhood near the U.N. to the Museum of Modern Art. Undoubtedly, this influenced my love for walkable places. But it also influenced me in other ways. My dad, an engineer, loved art, and we… MORE >>

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My Accessories Are Your Accessories!

Rugs. End tables. Vases. Patio Furniture. The back of my garage looks like an aisle at Home Goods. Am I getting ready for a yard sale? Au contraire. I’m getting ready to sell your home. Today’s buyers expect a house to be presented to the market in its very best … read full post >>

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