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Did you know that overpricing a home can backfire on a seller? Here’s why.  Most buyers tell their agent what they can afford and not to show them anything over a certain price. They don’t even look at an overpriced home thinking the sellers will never come down in price. Some buyers may look at an overpriced home but will likely use it as a comparison for other homes.  Then folks by-pass the overpriced unit and buy the correctly priced home. So the unit just sits on the market and goes stale.

When the listing for the home expires, the next agent has a harder time selling it even if it is now priced right.  Folks will ask, “What’s wrong with this house?” knowing only that it’s been on the market for some time and did not sell.  Since it was out of their price range, they didn’t even know what the asking price was when it first listed. Buyers who were looking at the time the home was first put on the market may already be in contract on another home.

To price your property correctly, first call in at least three agents who have signs up in your area.  They are the local experts.  Ask each, “What will you do for me?” and compare.  Then just to be 100% sure, call in an appraiser, who will charge about $400 to get an opinion from someone who has no interest in the sale.  Now you know which agent is more knowledgeable in your area.


Open House Staten Island South Shore, Eltingville

82 Pacific Ave, 10312. Sunday 26 February 2012, from 1 P.M. to 4 P.M. $399,000

Outdoor lovers alert;  large sunny backyard, 50X35 feet, nice size side yard, suitable for a garden, walking distance to beautiful Seaside Nature Park, Express bus service to Manhattan, Staten Island Rapid Transit, the express train only takes 12 minutes to the ferry.  Shopping and banks also only a short walk away.  Bus service also to the Staten Island Mall.

Come on in, I’ll have fresh coffee available.  Take the tour.  See the neighborhood on my Youtube video below.

Are you looking in Eltingville, Great Kills, Staten Island for a new place to live?

Check out my picture slide show about this area and my newest listing, at 82 Pacific Ave, Eltingville, a 3 bedroom, 2 bath Raised Ranch.  Just click on the link or picture below, turn your speaker on, and sit back and view this prime area.

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Staten Island Raised Ranch For Sale $439,000,  Eltingville, South Shore

82 Pacific Ave  Near Parks, like Seaside Nature Park, just off the end of Nelson Ave, Great Kills,

Andrews Diner on Hylan Blvd.

Transportation to Manhattan can be accessed by either the Express bus on Hylan Blvd, or the Staten Island Rapid Transit, which has an express train to the ferry taking  only about 12 minutes.

Also buses to the Staten Island Mall are only 2 blocks away.

Southside Hardware and Tumminellos Superette are only a few blocks away.

This is a beautiful part of Eltingville, mostly populated with single family homes.

for more information about this 3 bedroom, 2 bath Ranch, please give me a call at, 917-696-0275.  or click on the QR code below to view a High Definition Virtual Tour which has taxes, room sizes, and more pictures.

Are you searching in this area?  Check out The Sandwidhed Inn, located just a few blocks away on the corner of Nelson Ave. and Hylan Blvd. for a quick bite.

Great place to live, see my audio/slide presentation below. Whatever you’re looking for, we have it. This is part one. Take a look, and come back for part 2

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Need a place to live and want to see more of Eltingville? Give me a call 917-696-0275 from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M.
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Check List of Spring Outdoor Maintenance for Homeowners

Start at the top-the roof.
There is on need to climb. Just get a good pair of field glasses and take a look. Check for missing shingles, debris around the chimney and for loose gutters.

Check the siding for gaps of caulking that came off, peeling or blistering paint, tree branches too close to the siding, and trim or call a professional. Mildew can be power washed off and make the siding look like a fresh paint job. Power wash before painting for better adhesion.
Repair loose siding now to save from having additional repair work later. Check the gutters for debris from last fall’s tree droppings, and for loose gutters caused by winter ice dams.

Check caulking and trim. If paint is pealing, repair now.

Now is a good time to look for any cracks before growing plants hide them. While you’re at it, check to see that the ground sloops away from the house and not toward it. This could save you $$$ by preventing water from coming into the basement when we get a heavy summer rain.

Clean up fallen tree twigs and any other wood lying around before termites find out about them and decide your house will be the next place to visit. See my website for more detailed information about termites.

Check the trees around your property, to see if any branches look dead, have no sign of growth, and check to see if you have an insect infestation. Carpenter ants will also make their home in live trees. Termites look for dead wood, like your house framing. Call a professional inspector at least once every few years, just to be sure. They can save you plenty if they find something.

For a more detailed list please see Mr. Jay’s list

Staten Island Richmond County Fair, see a pig race at the fair today Sunday September 5th, 2010.
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