Buyer and Seller Guide

Thinking of making a move!!!  Take a look at our Buyer and Seller Guides

Buyer’s Guide

Seller’s Guide

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White Plains – Make the Move

Make the Move to White Plains.  The Outlook for the rest of 2017: The early fall market conditions are pointing to a chilly winter ahead. Depending which direction the proposed tax reform bill takes, it may be the catalyst needed to improve the outlook for the remainder of 2017 and early 2018. For now, we will have to wait and see. We wish you and your families all the best for the holiday season and thank you for allowing us to serve your community

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Weekend Escapes in New York and Connecticut

It’s no secret our communities are a popular outpost for city dwellers seeking respite from the big city bustle. We’re proud to introduce Weekend Escapes, a lifestyle-driven print and digital campaign geared towards showcasing the latest looks at living and listings #northofnyc.

We’ve produced two separate print books, one for New York and one for Connecticut, which are inserted in The New York Times for delivery to strategic NYC zip codes. Thanks to our partnership with BLADE, they’ll also be distributed at their sleek flyer lounges in Manhattan. A social media and digital ad component will offer exposure for even more properties.

VIEW NEW YORK WEEKEND ESCAPES

VIEW CONNECTICUT WEEKEND ESCAPES

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Dressing your home for a successful first impression…

Dressing your home for a successful first impression…

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The Renovations That Will Pay Off the Most for Your Home in 2017

Take a look at Realtor.com best and worst renovations to make this year.  Buyer’s are surely looking for a home in top shape and turn-key.  See what will pay off if you’re thinking of listing your house this year.  Click on the Key to preview the full article

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Download our Houlihan Lawrence Mobile App

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What’s your home worth?

What's your home worth?

What’s your home worth?

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Cold Weather Fun North of NYC

From pond skating to go-kart racing in the great indoors, Cold weather can’t stop the fun north of NYC. We’ve updated our interactive map with the best places to chill out and beat the winter blues.

Click here to explore

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North of NYC

Houlihan Lawrence Guide to living North of NYC

Houlihan Lawrence Guide to living North of NYC

North of NYC

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The Great Outdoors!

We enjoy the great outdoors and one of the most fun parts of being in a ski house is hanging out in all of the great spots set up outdoors.

 

 

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A few of our sales in 2015

Happy New Year

The Real Estate Market  is hotter than ever and we anticipate a fantastic year ahead.

If your New Year plans include a thought of a move, need for house advice or market information along the way please contact us. We would love to help you with the challenges of real estate and help you see the promise of a lifestyle change.  Experience everything The Twin Team and  Houlihan Lawrence has to offer, and let us put our customize marketing plan and years of real estate business expertise to work for you.

CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW OUR RECENT SALES

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Coveted Prospect Park Restored Victorian 11 Vermont, White Plains

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Graciously set within coveted Prospect Park is a fully restored Victorian style residence. Boasting custom millwork and refined architectural details, the classic splendor is preserved while offering a plethora of amenities for the modern lifestyle. Within its 6,000 square feet … Continue reading

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Next Door

Screen Shot 2015-07-24 at 12.39.16 AMNext door.com has really taken off across the nation.  This is a private social network just for neighbors.  The service first verifies your address before you can join.  This layer of privacy makes it ideal for neighbors to share recommendations and some are even using it to crack down on crime.  Read more about Next Door.

People are using Nextdoor to:

  • Quickly get the word out about a break-in
  • Organize a Neighborhood Watch Group
  • Track down a trustworthy babysitter
  • Find out who does the best paint job in town
  • Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog
  • Find a new home for an outgrown bike
  • Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name

Nextdoor’s mission is to use the power of technology to build stronger and safer neighborhoods.

Create an account in your neighborhood

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Every Picture Tells a Story “Internet Appeal”

Internet Appeal is now the Curb Apple for Real Estate

Internet Appeal is the new Curb Appeal in Real Estate

I remember the days when I pulled up to a property, and the buyer looked at the house;  and then at me to say “we really don’t want to look at this one”.  “Curb Appeal” meant everything when you drove up to a property.   My oh my..how things have changed.  In the old days when selling real estate the agent decided on the properties to show the buyer using the criteria the buyer gave them.  The buyer never had a clue what they would see during the 2 or 3 hour  appointment.   One of the very many changes to the real estate industry is how buyers preview property.  Today, buyers have the ability to preview on line the information and photos about the house.  They pick and choose what it is they want to see.  Some even drive by on their own.  Seller’s beware!!!! Your on line photos exposing your home to buyers is the new “curb appeal” and what agents should know refer to as “Internet Appeal”.  You have to impress on line first if you want a buyer to schedule an appointment to look further.    You don’t need to replace your kitchen or bathroom, but you do need to clean and declutter, if only for the photos on line.  Note:  If your home is getting internet hits, but very few appointments –  take a look at the photos and see if that’s the problem, take a look at the write up and see if it tells a story about that home in order to invite the buyer in.

The first 10 photos are the most important, after 10 photos buyers get bored and stop looking.  Make the first 10 photos the best.  “EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY” Don’t it – as Rod Stewart said over and over again in his hit song with the same title.  Take pictures of the most appealing parts of the home.  Capture a lifestyle not just an image.

Hire a Professional Photographer if necessary, they have a way with getting the lighting just right, as well the perfect angle and shot to give the room “Internet Appeal”.  Watch your appointments increase with great photos!

 

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We decided to take the plunge and we’re now advertising on line.

Excited about my new Advertising on the Internet

It would be great to hear from you.  If you see us on line, give us a call.

 

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