Long Island Real Estate and Lifestyle

January is the month of "new beginnings" and "fresh starts!"  The article below has some great tips about all the things you can accomplish while trying to get through the winter chill!

If you are considering selling your home - this is the time to get started!  There are certain things that you can do to best prepare your home for being sold.  I would be more than happy to review them with you as well as developing a customized analysis of what your home would be worth today in comparison to what has sold.  If this is something you would be interested in more information about email me at mylihomesforsale@gmail.com and we can connect!

If you are in the market to buy a home - I am anticipating a surge of inventory coming up soon so let's set up a buyer's consultation soon so we can discuss your "must haves" and "definitely don't wants" so we can pin-point the perfect home!

Happy 2018!

~Christine Geraghty, LSA, CBR, E-Pro


Posted by Christine Geraghty on January 10th, 2018 2:41 PM
To Rent or To Buy... That is the question.

So many times I counsel buyers as to what the benefits are to buying a home vs. renting a home.  However, you are the only one who can determine if the timing is right for you.  Working with first time home buyers on Long Island, there are so many options a buyer has when beginning their home search.  Even if the budget cannot stretch to afford a residential home purchase, there are more affordable options for condo or co op purchases.  If you are debating what the right move may be for you whether it is to rent or buy on Long Island, check out this article below for some interesting charts, tips and variables that come into play when making your decision.  You can always contact me for a buyer consultation where we can also sit down together and discuss your options. 

Not sure whether to rent or buy? This interactive chart can help you pick the best option.http://ow.ly/yIvKT
Posted by Christine Geraghty on January 12th, 2016 5:27 PM
As a local agent working in our community, I work in two capacities.  One is to represent the Seller and assist them in the sale of their home, and the other is to represent the Buyer as a Certified Buyer Representative and assist them in the purchase of their home.  

By default, agents on Long Island represent the seller.  So if you walk into one of my open houses, I would explain to you how I am there on behalf of the seller and you would be asked to sign an agency disclosure.  If you chose to have me work with you exclusively in finding a home, we would then form what is called a Buyer Broker Agreement.  

There are many benefits to having an agent represent you and  your interests. One of them is help you to negotiate the purchase of your home.  This article discusses the importance of "comparables" or "comps" and how by doing some research and having the right agent on your side, you can have a successful real estate transaction.  

If you are thinking of purchasing a home, and would like more information about having an agent represent YOU, call me today at 631-681-8820.

In the meantime, check out this article "The real estate market can be confusing. Here’s how comps can help you pick the right price http://proi.me/1DudYMu"

~Christine Geraghty, LSA, CBR, ePro
Posted by Christine Geraghty on March 26th, 2015 10:57 AM
As a Certified Buyer Representative, I have assisted many buyers in their home search.  I specialize in local neighborhoods for buyers searching for Homes in Islip  Terrace, East Islip, Islip, and Bay Shore, but I have assisted many first time home buyers in many areas throughout Long Island on both the North Shore and South Shore and from Brooklyn to Riverhead!

 It is 2015 and the market it picking up!  But don't take my word for it.  Check out this article that discusses today's market and first time home buyers!  Millenial buyers are in better shape than ever to purchase their first home 
Posted by Christine Geraghty on March 12th, 2015 11:52 AM

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