Whether you are wishing for a house this holiday season or hoping to unload one, this time of year brings challenges to both sellers and buyers. Here are a few tips and ten real estate agents to help you in your endeavors.
Looking to buy? You may be able to work a deal. Homewners looking to sell this time of the year are usually motivated, according to Ellen Gershowitz of Coldwell Banker.
"This is an advantage for negotiating a good price," she said.
Showing a home during the holidays presents challenges, but also opportunity.
"Homes show well over the holidays. Seeing a home decorated can make one feel comfortable and give a picture of their own family enjoying the house," said Gershowitz.
Whether buying or selling there is a broker for you. Here are ten to choose from.
. Full-service, locally-owned and independently operated, hometown real estate firm providing the Three Villages and surrounding areas extensive, state-of-the-art real estate marketing services.
. A full-service real estate firm which, along with residential sales, provides title, mortgage and relocation services to moving clients. In addition, it specializes in commercial and condominium real estate and has 600 realtors in 19 real estate offices throughout Long Island.
. This is a local real estate agent for the larger corporation of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate. It has a large number of local listings within the Three Village area, and its experienced staff is ready to help list your property. It can handle all matters of real estate, from small homes to large commercial properties.
. The Three Village Re/Max real estate office is located within the Three Village Plaza. It handles all areas of real estate from residential rentals to commercial properties. You can check out the Re/Max listings on the company's website or stop by the office.
This friendly Realtor's office has a long-standing presence in the Stony Brook area. The office handles both commercial and residential properties. Listings are also posted on the firm's Web site.
. Coach Realty is one of the area's largest Realtors. The Realtors here work all over Long Island with residential and commercial properties. Call or visit the website for information on specific properties.
. Since 1990, Hickey & Smith has been helping the people of Stony Brook find their dream homes. A family owned and operated full service Realtor, Hickey & Smith works with rentals, purchases, condos, homes, private and commercial real estate. Call for more information on local real estate.
Ellen Gershowitz/Coldwell Banker. This full service Realtor is known for its dedication to personal service. Visit their website for current home sales and local real estate.
Michael Ardolino/Realty Connect USA. Ardolino & Co. are veritable experts on Long Island's north shore, and many of their team members are Three Village residents themselves. Services include residential and commercial real estate, corporate relocation, and real estate marketing.
. This property management company works exclusively with commercial real estate.