For personal and financial reasons, it's smart to check out the school district assigned to your home, as a good school district will add $15,000 to $50,000 to your home’s value.
As a buyer, you need to know all the good and bad that your next home has to offer. Try and swing by the property at different times of the day to see if it gets too much or too little light, if the traffic sounds too loud during rush hour, etc.
It’s exciting to check out all the bells and whistles on a new home, but don’t forget to take the time to note its storage. Check out the pantries, closets and other storage options to make sure it will work for you.
A fresh coat of paint is sometimes used to cover up past issues, so take your time to examine everything and to not let that paint distract you from potential problems.
I recommends to all of my buyers to have a thorough home inspection. It can be expensive, but it would be more pricey to buy the home and then find out it has foundation issues or a busted water heater.
I may alert you of potential red flags a home may have, but it’s smart to be aware yourself of what to look for. Here are some of my suggestions:
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Maureen Folan and her team are true professionals. While we were interviewing the top realtors in town, our family realized we were not all on the same page about selling. Maureen was the only one to ask us the tough questions that led to the conversations we needed to move forward. Once we were ready, we went with Folan Real Estate. Our family is grateful for their patience, attention to detail, presentation, advertising, and shrewd negotiating skills in helping us get top dollar for our home. During the first weekend our house was on the market we had 24 showings and 8 competitive offers. The top bidders competed against each other and raised the price. We ended up getting over asking price! Our family highly recommends Folan Real Estate!! They know how to close deals. — Seller | Murray Hill, Queens
Maureen and her team were extremely knowledgeable and responsive when my Sister and I we're attempting to sell our home in Flushing, NY. Folan has successfully sold several properties on my block and dozens more in my surrounding neighborhood. That experience was astoundingly helpful for finding buyers for our home. I highly recommend Folan and her team. — Seller | Murray Hill, Queens
Ann Folan's expertise and professionalism made my parents experience of selling their home of 50 years easy and stress free. With Ann and her team's expertise, their home sold within 2 weeks at listing price. She was not only very responsive, but also her decades of real estate knowledge helped us clear up a building department issue in order to sell! — Eileen Keating | Auburndale, Flushing, NY
I enjoyed working it with Yuanzi. In a highly competitive housing market in New York, having the right broker is always key in getting a home. Without her I am sure I would not have been able to close on this house as my offer was not as strong as other buyers. However her expertise enabled the sellers to trust her which in turn enabled my offer to be accepted.
Thank you for all her help. I was in the market for 2 years and I am so happy with this purchase. — Buyer | Murray Hill, Flushing, NY