Seller’s Etiquette

Once you decide to put your home on the market, it is important to practice good seller’s etiquette. After all, selling a home, condo, or coop is a business transaction, therefore, there is an expected protocol to how sellers should interact with outside parties. For help or advice on how to practice good seller’s etiquette […]

Understanding the Buyer

As the seller, you can control three factors that will affect the sale of your home: The home’s condition, the asking price, and the marketing strategy. However, it’s important to note that there are numerous other factors that influence a buyer, and you need to understand these consumer trends when you enter the sellers’ market. […]

12 Steps to Selling a Coop in Queens NY

In Queens we have Residential homes, Coops, and Condos. Selling a Coop can vary from selling a Condo or residential 1-4 family home, therefore, we have come up with the 12 basic steps involved in selling a Condo in Queens. Being that Coops have management companies and boards, some steps may vary depending on the […]

11 Steps to Selling a Condo in Queens NY

In Queens we have Residential homes, Coops, and Condos. Selling a Condo can vary from selling a Coop or residential 1-4 family home, therefore, we have come up with the 11 basic steps involved in selling a Condo in Queens. Being that Condos have management companies and(or) boards, some steps may vary. For help or […]

8 Steps to Selling a Residential Home in Queens NY

Selling a residential 1-4 family home in Queens can be quite different from selling a typical residential home in other parts of the country. When referring to one family homes, the process may be more common, but even then, it is significantly different because of the NYC specific variables that are a factor. When selling […]

1031 Exchange Info for Queens Home Sellers

If you’re a seasoned real estate investor in Queens, you’re likely familiar with the concept of a 1031 exchange. If you’re just starting out on Queens real estate investment, then you’re probably eager to learn about the tax-deferral option. We’ve prepared a primer on this important tool for your investment-planning purposes. A 1031 exchange, also […]

Real Estate Closing Costs for Seller in Queens NYC

Condos Brokerage Fees: Typically 4-6% in Queens Own Attorney: $850+ Processing Fee: $450+ NYC Transfer Tax: Up to $500,000 = 1% $500,000+ = 1.425% Condo Deed Transfers: $75 NY State Transfer Tax: $4 per $1,000 of price NYS Equalization Fee: $75 Pick-up/Payoff Fee: $250 – $500 UCC-3 Filing Fee: $100 Miscellaneous Condominium Charges: Vary by building PLEASE NOTE:  For condominiums in new developments, the […]

How to Estimate Queens Home Values

What to know about Queens Home Values Why should I estimate my home’s market value? Establishing your home’s market value gives you greater control over your property taxes, insurance premiums, and the sale or refinancing of your home.  Many people hire professional appraisers to estimate their home’s market value.  However, there’s no reason why you can’t […]

Biggest Home Seller Mistakes…

Recently ActiveRain asked 1,000 real estate professionals to rate the top three mistakes made by home sellers when selling their home. These were agents from all over the US so while they were not all Queens County agents, we believe that these mistakes are the most common and fairly universal. What do you think about […]