Category: Miscellaneous

Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent

Questions to Ask Real Estate Agents

So you’re thinking about working with a real estate agent, but you’ve never done so before, or it has been a really long time since you last dealt with the whole buying and selling process… what are some things to ask a potential real estate agent? Questions to Ask First, it’s good to do some… Read more »

The Differences Between a Real Estate Agent and Real Estate Broker

Real Estate Broker

There is somewhat of a hierarchical pecking order in real estate. Therefore, a real estate agent is typically under their boss, the real estate broker. A broker, by the way, can also be a real estate agent. He or she can do what agents do, though oftentimes a broker gets busy supervising a whole bunch… Read more »

What is a Real Estate Concierge Service?

Real Estate Concierge Services

You’ve probably heard of the term “concierge” in relation to big city hotels in tourist areas like New York or Miami. At a hotel, the concierge person is the one who helps guests find things such as taxi rides, tickets to shows, and whatever else they need that happens to be located outside of the… Read more »

Things to Do in Buffalo This Holiday Season

Things to Do in Buffalo This December

The Buffalo-Niagara area at Christmastime has several things you, your friends, and your family can see and do mostly outdoors. Yes, it will probably be cold out, but that’s what warm coats, hats, mittens and boots are for, and there are plenty of things going on this month to enjoy, even when the “weather outside… Read more »

Tips for Winterizing Your Home

If you’ve lived in Western New York for any length of time, you’d know that it usually starts to snow about the second week of October. This year, however, we have had an extended summer. The months of September and October were warmer, sunnier and more pleasant than normal. However, as November and December creep… Read more »

RealtyUSA Was Bought Out By Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

If you’ve followed my blog for some time, you probably know that I’ve been associated with RealtyUSA. Well, that independent company was recently bought by Howard Hanna Real Estate Services and I’m now technically with them. This is a good thing because Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is a family-owned company which has built up… Read more »

Why do Some Homes Stay Longer on the Market than Others?

Why do some homes stay on the market longer than others? Generally, price is the biggest factor. Owners who think their home is worth much more than what the market is willing to pay often find themselves listing their homes for months or even years to no avail. Even though the owner thinks the home… Read more »

Things First Time Homebuyers Should Know

Buying your first house is a big deal. It’s also not something you do everyday. Before you take the plunge and buy your first house, there are plenty of things to consider. First, it’s all about the money, isn’t it? It comes down to this: how much can you afford? Think about how much money… Read more »

Consider These New Year’s Resolutions In Your Pursuit of Becoming a Homeowner

New Year’s resolutions are typically made each January, usually regarding jobs and weight loss, right? But what about those who want to accomplish something as big as becoming a homeowner? What are some New Year’s resolutions you can make to help you become a successful homeowner? First things first: buying a home is a considerable… Read more »

Things to Do in WNY this Holiday Season

Western New York is the kind of place that’s magical during the Christmas season. When the snow comes– and it almost always does– there’s something so beautiful about being outside in it, whether you’re hanging up twinkling lights across your front yard trees and bushes or taking a walk at an area tree farm looking… Read more »