Confessions of an Airbnb Host: What It’s Really Like To Rent Out a House

    If surfing real estate listings has become the hottest pandemic pastime, Airbnb voyeurism has to be a close second. In 2021, about 14,000 Airbnb hosts joined the site per month—and in July, I became one of them, after purchasing a cottage in the Catskills we dubbed Saugerstock Way, named for its proximity to the Woodstock/Saugerties […]

20 Fall Trends Interior Designers Are Buying Into

When fall is upon us, we say goodbye to the sunshine-filled days of summer and hello to the cozy nights of autumn, swapping our lightweight linens for plush wool throws, stashing away our citrus-scented candles in favor of tobacco and cedar, and leaning into seasonal-inspired hues (think terra-cotta, mustard, and olive green). To find out […]

Our Clients Say it Best

https://youtu.be/PhDi38mOVXM Our Clients Say it Best A huge “THANK YOU” to Kevin Sullivan for such a wonderful experience. It is because of people like you that we do what we do. If you are thinking of buying or selling and are unsure of where to start, I can guide you through the journey. All I […]

An Autumn That Brings the Garden to Life

There was a time in my gardening life when autumn was about despair and resignation. The glory of flowers and wildlife sprinkling color through my beds was shattered, then worn away, and all I was left with was decay that needed to be cleaned up. I didn’t see that an autumn garden is about renewal […]

California’s New Housing Laws: Here’s What to Know

  On Thursday, the state took a step toward creating higher-density neighborhoods as Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two high-profile housing bills. Though the bills, Senate Bills 9 and 10, endured intense opposition in recent months, neither is all that revolutionary, said Conor Dougherty, a reporter for The New York Times who writes about economics in California. […]

What to look for when hiring an agent to buy or sell your home.

Qualifications to look for when hiring an agent to help you buy or sell your home. ✅ Local market knowledge ✅ Tech savviness ✅ High-level organizational skills ✅ Effective negotiator ✅ Problem solver ✅ Great communicator ✅ Provides ethical and honest guidance ✅ Emotional Intelligence ✅ Leadership As we say around here, good process drives […]

12 tactics to stand out to a seller when involved in a bidding war.

https://youtu.be/tCXfxKHX8Hs Live Webinar: Set yourself up for home-buying success with the following 12 tactics to stand out to a seller when involved in a bidding war. 1- Appraisal Gap Guarantees 2- Paying Seller’s closing cost 3- Closing date window 4- Post-closing move out date for seller / rent back 5- As-Is contract 6- Accommodate Seller’s […]

$60 Million Compound Could Set Lake Tahoe Record

The property has a 12,679-square-foot main home, a guest house and 300 feet of water frontage   A more than 5-acre compound on Lake Tahoe hit the market this week for $60 million, about $12 million above the most expensive home sold in the area. Located in Incline Village, Nevada, on the north shore of […]

Want to Increase Your Home’s Value? Start With the Entrance.

A few inexpensive changes can boost curb appeal — and your asking price. Here’s where to start. Several key elements — paint, lighting and plants — help to create an inviting entrance at a Greenwich, Conn., house designed by Ferguson & Shamamian Architects.Credit…Thomas Loof  By Tim McKeough Sept. 14, 2021 The entrance to your home is […]

How long should a listing agreement be for?

How long should a listing agreement be for? It depends! ✅ Location: is the home in a highly sought out location or is it remote and hard to get to? ✅ Is the home priced attractively? ✅ Is the seller motivated to sell? As we say around here, good process drives good results. If you […]