Western New York Real Estate

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Real Estate Sales Representative - Metro Roberts Realty
Information regarding the real estate market in Western New York, Buffalo and surrounding suburbs and especially the Southtowns. Updates on local events and restaurants.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
We were lucky that the weatherman was wrong again about the severity of Hurricane Sandy in the Buffalo and Western New York area.  Of course there was wind and rain, but very little damage was done.  A few trees down but no flooding. But post Hurricane Sandy, buyers in Buffalo, New York are feeli...
11/01/2012
I drive by this gorgeous home everyday in Hamburg, New York.  Its an older home, but by the pictures in the listing it is updated and done very tastefully.  When this home first went on the market I drooled over it because it would be perfect for my family (if I was looking to buy a home), so it ...
06/28/2012
In the not so distant past I had clients who wanted to find an investment property.  We came upon a home that would be perfect that was listed with a for sale by owner marketing company.  The bigger problem was the fact that this company was from Ohio.  Yes thats right the seller, who knows nothi...
06/21/2012
In the beginning of my career as a Realtor, I was desparate for any listings.  Yes I took over priced listings in the hopes that I could at least talk them down at some point or even meet some new clients in the process. Over the years I have stopped taking those over priced listings.  I know som...
06/19/2012
I always warn my buyers up front that home buying is a stressful situation.  Of course the search for the perfect house is the fun part, but after that anything can happen.  Always tell them to "buckle up its going to be a bumpy ride".  I tell my buyers this for good reason.  In Western New York ...
06/17/2012
I recently started working with a young couple who came to me already pre-qualified for their mortgage.  Although I had yet to actually see anything in writing from this mortgage broker.  They had made an offer on another home and did not go forward due to the home inspection.  They also chose no...
06/15/2012
I thought it was important to re-blog this very informative post by Marnie Matarese.  It is very important to use a local lender when purchasing a home. Western New York has numerous lenders to assist you with your home purchase who have a proven track record in their community.  Of course you se...
06/07/2012
I had the pleasure of meeting two different clients looking for new homes this past week.  They both had previously been working with agents and had even made offers that did not work out for various reasons.  When I asked them both if they were working with a Realtor, they both responded that th...
06/06/2012
To anyone that has been an agent for awhile you can tell a flip just be looking at the photographs. They all look exactly the same.  Same paint colors, same new kitchen cabinets and counters.  Just bland and boring.  But with the promise that everything is updated. What I try to tell my buyers is...
05/30/2012
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In a previous blog I spoke about a very nice gentleman I recenlty visited regarding listing his home.  We discussed some minor updates that should be done to freshen up his home to show better and attract a larger group of buyers. This home was built in 1987 with orginal carpet from that time. Ma...
05/29/2012
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